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Jan. 5th, 2009 11:10 pm
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12/24/2008

Examination of another specimen is going well. Have most likely established the creatures' existence as its own occurring species-- none such on record, but naturally occurring to be certain. No parasitic entity or obvious signs of other species' genetic material overtly present.

(Note: In the case of a man-made organism such as a B.O.W., there are obvious differences in genetic structure indicative of a crossbred/laboratory origin. EX: Examining a Novistador specimen reveals both human and insect genetic material separate from that of the Plaga parasite infecting it. No such obvious differences here.)

Slight differences in size and color compared to specimen #1. Specimen #2 is larger and seems to have a more developed exoskeleton in parts, larger mandibles and a few differences in the internal organs. Death caused once again by gunshot-- one high-caliber rifle round removed from the thoracic area, wedged between organs E and F (a "heart" and some sort of digestive organ, purpose and function unknown, further study req'd)

My equipment isn't sophisticated enough in a simple medical office to perform advanced bloodwork and other tests. The only way I'll be able to find out more will be to find more advanced equipment or to put my head together with other researchers.

NEXT TASK:
- Identify function of major organs
- In-depth bloodwork and chemical analysis

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Any nerds out there? Does anybody know more about those... crab things, other than that they're mean and they bite? I'm not looking for a full biology lesson or anything, but maybe somebody can enlighten a curious mind.

In the meantime, Feliz Navidad, amigos. Didn't think I'd be seeing another Christmas, but you never know the cards Lady Luck's going to throw at you. She's one tricky dealer, if you know what I mean.

Hey Leon, you guys over there at the bar doing anything for the holiday? And anybody mind if I tag along?

Or perhaps there's a lady out there who'd like a little warm company this holiest of evenings?
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Date: 2009-01-06 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermedic.livejournal.com
I was bitten by one. I observed the effects the virus has on the infected, and I've got notes on it, but in short, it'll kill you.
Edited Date: 2009-01-06 07:36 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-01-06 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermedic.livejournal.com
That was the original plan. Just got a little side-tracked on the way.

Date: 2009-01-06 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermedic.livejournal.com
Thanks, my boyfriend thinks so too.

It's not a living bacteria, it's degenerative, attaches itself to whatever it can get a hold of and eats away until there's nothing left. It doesn't respond to any of the medications I tried on it, I was thinking of trying radiation but my research was... well, it would've been a bad idea anyway.

Date: 2009-01-06 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermedic.livejournal.com
I don't know, no one's ever given him a reason to be jealous before.

Was there anything else you wanted to know?

Date: 2009-01-06 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermedic.livejournal.com
Well I guess it's your funeral.

[ Private to señor Casanova ]

First of all, my name is Rebecca Chambers.

Anyway, I had initially thought it was a living bacteria, before I'd been bitten and just heard of the symptoms. It's actually an extremely complex molecular compound, something that I couldn't actively dissect with the equipment I have. I was hoping to get to a lab with some better equipment but aforementioned boyfriend found out about my project and had me healed.

Which was for the best, because I was deteriorating fairly rapidly. The compound attacked every cell in my system, it didn't matter what it was, and infected it. The wound itself wouldn't stop bleeding and despite my best efforts progressively decomposed up until I was healed. I don't have a history of anemia, so the bleeding was unusual, but an apparently common side-effect of the injury.

I've still got my samples, if you want a look at them.

Date: 2009-01-06 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermedic.livejournal.com
Last time?

[ Private to señor Casanova ]

It's definitely a venom. The effects were fairly fast-acting, and they hit hard. I'm not exactly certain how long it would take for complete system failure, but judging by progression rate of my own account, I'd put it at three, three and a half months.

I can't say as I've even heard of the Kennedy Report, but I'm not as connected to the government as some of my comrades are. What kind of parasitic entities do you have experience with, exactly?

I live above the Seventh Heaven bar. Feel free to stop by.

Date: 2009-01-06 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermedic.livejournal.com
And you remember that? Dying, I mean.

[ Private to señor Casanova ]

I say now you're beginning to speak my language.

I...think I remember hearing Leon mention something about that. Umbrella was involved somehow, weren't they?

If you're familiar at all with the people I associate myself with, we all tend to stick together.

Date: 2009-01-06 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermedic.livejournal.com
Impaled? Really? And... you woke up here, alive and well?

[ Private to señor Casanova ]

Their reach stretched farther than America, but I thought Leon mentioned something about them.. I guess not.

I would be interested in hearing more, though.

Date: 2009-01-07 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermedic.livejournal.com
I'm still trying to figure out how I went from New Mexico to New York, honestly. Coming back from the dead aware is a level I haven't even begun to think on.

[ Private to Mr. Sera ]

That's surprising. Of course I thought this might be them too up until I got a look at the monster that's been stomping around.

[ Private to Luis ]

Date: 2009-01-07 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermedic.livejournal.com
So have I, and this just about tops them all.

Date: 2009-01-07 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dontcallmeangus.livejournal.com
Sure are! Miss Rebecca down there got what little we could find about their bite, but what we did figure on were solutions to the more practical matter of trappin' 'em and neutralizin' 'em.

In a nutshell, they're pretty vulnerable to pepper spray. They hate it in their eyes n' their mouths, and since they're mostly mouth, it's easy to hit 'em there. Don't seem to see in the infrared spectrum - smoke screens work just fine on 'em too.

For traps, we've got the designs over here at NYU. If you wanna take a look, you're welcome to drop by.

Name's MacGyver, by the way. On behalf of Team Science, we're sure glad to have another researcher 'round here.

Date: 2009-01-07 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dontcallmeangus.livejournal.com
Well, I ain't exactly Rambo myself, but roles 'round here are pretty fluid.

[Private to Luis Sera; medium difficulty to hack]
Sure thing. Sorry for steppin' on your toes.

Team Science is a pretty loose group o' folks 'round here who've banded together to help Manhattan out with some good ol' fashioned brain power. Three of us managed to put together a hovercraft I've been usin' to get around. Works great on snow!

[Private to Luis Sera; hard to hack]

Date: 2009-01-07 02:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dontcallmeangus.livejournal.com
Lips're sealed, then.

We're pretty invention-oriented so far 'cause we haven't really had a biologist or the like for a while (though considering the agricultural work those Tringham fellas're doin', that might change some). Me, for example; I've done most of my work with physics and chemistry.

A biologist, though, would definitely help us with figurin' those crabs out. Hate to say it, but with our lack of equipment (they came down with a slight case of bashed in by angry crabs), we haven't been able to do much on that front. If you're up for it, consider yourself in! Just check up on the following folks from time to time:

- Myself
- Bill Nye (non-specialist; Bill loves gettin' into anything science-y! Great guy)
- The Doctor (calls himself that; does his best work with high tech stuff, but also works great with physics and chemistry)
- Jeff Andonuts (robotics and engineering genius, this kid! The hovercraft was his idea)
- Kaylee Frye (The little lady's great with machines of all kinds. Real sweetheart, too!)
- Ema Skye (She's a forensic scientist by trade; might be able to help you out, huh?)
- Russel and Fletcher Tringham (These two brothers work with agriculture - Russel put together an impressive hydroponic farm!)

Date: 2009-01-07 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meester-kennedy.livejournal.com
A bunch of us are headed to that party, I think. Sounds like the best idea so far.

[Private]

But their bites are infectious, just like the T-virus. Not as quick to act, but people still get infected with it. In a fight, they seem like they can coordinate with one another on an unconscious level, like the Plaga. They like to swarm and gang up on whatever they think their mark is.

Date: 2009-01-07 07:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meester-kennedy.livejournal.com
All the girls are gonna be in their Christmas best.

[Private]

Nope. I need to tell you what happened when I got dropped into this hellhole in the middle of it all.

That would make sense. Looks like we need a hero to go find it and blow it up.

[Private]

Date: 2009-01-07 07:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meester-kennedy.livejournal.com
You can pencil me in somewhere, I'm sure.

Any ideas where this Queen could be?

Re: [Private]

Date: 2009-01-07 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meester-kennedy.livejournal.com
Dunno. Some people got some pieces of it back when we thought we killed it. Dunno who, but I'll see what I can do about getting a chunk for you.

It survived everything the flyboys of the US of A could give it. Even Operation Hammerdown didn't even scratch it.

... Come on by the bar. Drinks are on me. I'll tell you the rest.

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