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Scar

I’m a big fan of scars, but I don’t believe in scarification (where you modify your body by scratching, burning, branding, or etching artificial scars into your skin like a wannabe tattoo). I’m not opposed to body modification. Tattoos are art. Piercings are art. Scars are not and they shouldn’t be. A scar should be natural. It’s something that you earn. It’s something to be proud of. They have to be deserved. A scar is an area of fibrous tissue that replaces your normal skin after a wound or injury. You get a cut and a scar forms to patch your skin back together stronger than before. I have various scars on my legs and arms from playing sports, hiking, and camping. I have a scar on my face from surgery to remove a cyst. I have a scar on my hand from playing too aggressively with a butterfly knife. All my scars tell a story and that’s how it should be. A scar that you design and deliberately place on your body is not a real scar. Scars form when uncontrollable forces clash with your body. Something’s got to give and it’s usually weak flesh. It’s a memento of something that made you a stronger person.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Peeling Off a Band-Aid

Peeling off a Band-Aid hurts more than getting hurt. You get cut, you get a Band-Aid, you apply it to the wound, you wait a couple of days, and then you try to peel it off. But the adhesive that they use is designed to latch onto your body hair and rip it out. You can take your time and slowly peel off the Band-Aid and prolong your agony, or you can pull it off with one swift motion and potentially rip off your scab, which would require another Band-Aid and you repeat the cycle. Peeling off a Band-Aid is like unwrapping a Christmas present, except you expose a festering wound instead of getting something you want.

Critically Rated at 8/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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First Aid Kit

If you are as accident-prone as I am, then you should probably have a first aid kit somewhere in your house. A first aid kit is a collection of medical supplies like gauze pads, Band-Aids, antiseptic sprays/wipes, tweezers, aspirin, space blankets… basically everything you need to keep you alive until you get to the hospital. If you don’t have one, you should go get one. Right now. This review can wait. You don’t want to be caught unprepared and there are a billion ways that you could get hurt at any given time. A first aid kit will at least give you a fighting chance to survive in this fucked up world. People get hurt and injured all the time, and a first aid kit could be the difference between life and death. Plus you can always raid it if you’re desperate for a Halloween costume.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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