If you want a preview of a later scene in Project #5, the last half of a scene is up here.
...I spent this morning watching youtube videos on how to skin a bear as research... ugh.
Since I grew up next to a farm, not a lot of things gross me out, but for some reason, it's different seeing an animal all cut up and knowing it's not because someone is eating it/using all the parts. They're just taking the skin and discarding the rest.
Which is what really unsettled me. Sure, I love my leather jacket, and it's not like I'm about to trade in my shoes for woven-bark sandals, but I know the leather came from an animal where all parts of it were used, even the cancerous tumours which are turned into meat-slurry for processed pet food.
Still, it's amazing how many videos there are dedicated to skinning dead animals. When you think about how writers had to do research 15-20 years ago, it's just a whole 'nother world.
Sorry, this was a pretty gross post, wasn't it?