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Old Yesterday, 06:00 PM   #1
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Amok Soup

I've been away for a few weeks, and it's fun to come back and see so much new fun stuff to read!

Anyhow, Amok Time. Good episode. But I've got a lingering question from the teaser. Spock hurls his bowl of plomeek soup at Chapel. Is it actually possible to hurl a full bowl of soup like that? I can picture gingerly picking up the bowl so as to not spill any, but beyond that, what would happen? If I decided to throw a full bowl of soup at, say, Melakon, it seems that the bowl itself might reach him, but I picture 90 percent of the contents would likely be spilled over me in the process.

I've never tried to do it, but is it possible?
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Old Yesterday, 06:03 PM   #2
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Easily. Once the bowl is in motion, the soup will travel along the line it is thrown. Some may spill out, but that will just create a larger stain, as it too will be in motion along the line it is thrown. If you get it all over yourself, you didn't begin your throw until after it slopped out.
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Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM   #3
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Hmm. Does plomeek soup leave a stain?
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Old Yesterday, 06:36 PM   #4
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Hah. This thread reminds me of my all-time favorite note from a copyeditor. I once edited a horror novel in which the vampire ripped off somebody's head and dribbled it like a basketball, which prompted a query from the copyeditor: "Would a severed head actually bounce?"

Can't remember if we revised the scene or not . . ..
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Old Yesterday, 07:28 PM   #5
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If you hold the bowl under the bottom and keep the bowl between you and the soup as you propel it forward, there should be minimal spillage at the point of departure. Of course, that's all speculation since I haven't tried it yet.

Amok Soup by Crow T. Robot.
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Old Yesterday, 08:58 PM   #6
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Maybe Trek conventions could start to have soup throwing contests!
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Old Yesterday, 09:51 PM   #7
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Maybe Trek conventions could start to have soup throwing contests!
The hotels will love that!
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^ Souper.
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If I decided to throw a full bowl of soup at, say, Melakon, it seems that the bowl itself might reach him, but I picture 90 percent of the contents would likely be spilled over me in the process.
You'll be hearing from my drycleaner.
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Spock being Spock, he would know the proper way to throw a bowl of soup, of course.
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Spock being Spock, he would know the proper way to throw a bowl of soup, of course.
Of course, Dr. McCoy lifts the lid over the soup bowl to discover it's Vulcan plomeek soup before replacing the lid and then telling Chapel to "carry on." It's a bit easier to throw a bowl of soup and then have it, basically, explode up against the bulkhead when the bowl is covered with a lid as it flies through the air en route to the wall.
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LMFAOschwarz wrote: View Post
I've been away for a few weeks, and it's fun to come back and see so much new fun stuff to read!

Anyhow, Amok Time. Good episode. But I've got a lingering question from the teaser. Spock hurls his bowl of plomeek soup at Chapel. Is it actually possible to hurl a full bowl of soup like that? I can picture gingerly picking up the bowl so as to not spill any, but beyond that, what would happen? If I decided to throw a full bowl of soup at, say, Melakon, it seems that the bowl itself might reach him, but I picture 90 percent of the contents would likely be spilled over me in the process.

I've never tried to do it, but is it possible?
Well, if it's not, then the special effects people were put to a very weird use that week.
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Hmm. Does plomeek soup leave a stain?
Plomeek soup does, indeed, leave a stain, a "baby-puke" greenish affair that is tough to remove. Melakon's drycleaner probable cold not even get it out. Throw away the stained clothing, and get the Soup-Flinger to buy a new article(s) of clothing for you.
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Hmm. Does plomeek soup leave a stain?
Plomeek soup does, indeed, leave a stain, a "baby-puke" greenish affair that is tough to remove. Melakon's drycleaner probable cold not even get it out. Throw away the stained clothing, and get the Soup-Flinger to buy a new article(s) of clothing for you.
It's not the stain, it's the smell.
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Hmm. Does plomeek soup leave a stain?
Plomeek soup does, indeed, leave a stain, a "baby-puke" greenish affair that is tough to remove. Melakon's drycleaner probable cold not even get it out. Throw away the stained clothing, and get the Soup-Flinger to buy a new article(s) of clothing for you.
Can you clean it off walls? Scotty would be pissed seeing soup stains all over the bulkheads.
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