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Lore's Fingernail

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Remember Commander Data's evil brother, Lore? Y'know how he can flip his fingernail open? Well, I can kinda do that too now. =)

We went disco bowling Saturday night with one of the Husband's co-workers, his wife and some of their friends. I forgot to trim my nails. They're not that long, but long enough to get caught in the thumb hole and get torn halfway across, mid-nailbed.

Somehow, when I get injured, it always hurts userinfothe Husband more than it hurts me. =D

Me: *study wound thoughtfully* "Oh look. It's like... bleeding. Hmm, interesting... y'think I should, maybe, do something about that?"

Husband: "AAAAAAEEEEIIIIOOOOOOOWERQWEADFGYIIERAH!!!!!!!"

I thought his knees were going to buckle if he didn't sit down. He was twitching and writhing torturedly when I talked about how cool it was to have a Lore's Fingernail (Event; Rare) while I flipped it open slightly to douse it with hydrogen peroxide.

For the record, it doesn't hurt. Unless I slam the broken nail upwards really fast. I had a bandaid on it, but I took it off because it was too hard to get a bandaid on in a nice, neat way on the tip of a thumb.


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compscilin
Oct. 11th, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC)
And when you flip your fingernail open, it makes him wince like Data did.
bride
Oct. 11th, 2004 12:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, just ever so slightly =D =D
xinit
Oct. 11th, 2004 02:39 pm (UTC)
I did something similar when wiring an office with network ports. I slipped while installing one port and hit my pinky just right.... flipped the nail backwards about 2/3 of the way up. It didn't rip, it just peeled up and flipped back on itself. I yelled very loudly, stared at it for a second, and before the pain REALLY set in, I flipped it back...

A bit of blood, but no bruising... It hurt quite a bit for quite a while, and I eventually had to trim the nail back pretty severly once it healed a bit...

I still can't quite believe that a fingernail could DO that.
bride
Oct. 11th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC)
Oooouch. Okay, why do fingernail injuries hurt other people more?? =O
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bride
Oct. 11th, 2004 03:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's the "Lore's Fingernail" card. It's a rare Event card. When it comes into play, all Soong-type androids (Data, exocomps) lose their alignment =)

My silver border collector's tin is at my parents' house. I just haven't gotten over there to get them and scan it yet. =)
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bride
Oct. 11th, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, man! You're a nerd. Heehee...

You sound surprised... =)

I played seriously for a while, but there weren't many people to play with and after a while I decided not to keep up with all the expansions and collecting. I sold all my cards at a convention in Bellevue (all black border, I didn't even play long enough to start playing with the white border). I was missing a few cards out of the original set, so I only got about (USD)$150 for them but that was enough for my admission, lunch and a toy or two =)
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bride
Oct. 11th, 2004 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's only popular among the dwindling die-hard fans most of whom would rather have played MTG anyway =) Federation cards were weak because of their "honourable" crap and were just there for the collectie coolness factor.
nightshift
Oct. 11th, 2004 11:19 pm (UTC)
LORE'S FINGERNAIL (Event, Rare - Premiere Edition)

Circuitry in Lore's Finger was used to control and manipulate Lt. Commander Data with emotions.

Plays on table. While in play, all Soong-type androids (including Lt. Cmdr. Data) and Exocomps lose their affiliation and are non-aligned personnel.

There's no real practical use to the card. Aside from getting Data to mingle with your other aligned personnel (which you can do via treaties anyway), it's just a fun way to get Data to lose his Federation alignment and beam down with Roga Danar and a few other non-Fed high strength personnel to beat down an opponent's away team.

But you won't get much argument from me if you say, "That was cool.
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nightshift
Oct. 13th, 2004 09:56 pm (UTC)
There was a Lore personnel card. It came as part of a limited edition set (The Fajo Collection). That set was a rip-off if you ask me.
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nightshift
Oct. 14th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
I vaguely remember seeing it priced just under C$300. It probably went for oh, $170 USD. Or something like that.
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kaseido
Oct. 11th, 2004 06:04 pm (UTC)
*vbg*

I bask in the warmth of your happy geekery!

(or at least I am now, after shivering all over for five minutes!)
bride
Oct. 11th, 2004 11:19 pm (UTC)
Heh =)
sertrel
Oct. 11th, 2004 09:50 pm (UTC)
Haha, somewhere at home I have a box of those Star Trek CCG cards, and some of the Q-Continuum expansion deck as well (which made no sense whatsoever to me when I tried using them). I never got any really rare Federation cards, which always annoyed me.

In any case, I seem to always have that problem when bowling, that I catch my thumbnail and then proceed to bleed like crazy. It's always my thumb too. But only a few times did it actually tear the nail, most of the time it just pulls the nail off the bed and so the entire front of the nail just leaks blood.

Just out of curiosity, does the pink of your nailbed go all the way to the tip of your finger? I've noticed that even when I clip my nails to the quick (no white showing at all) the edge of the nail is still even with the tip of the finger. From what I can tell, most people's fingernails stop short of the end of their fingers.
bride
Oct. 11th, 2004 11:18 pm (UTC)
I never got any really rare Federation cards, which always annoyed me.

Yeah, same. =P I bought a black border Wesley Crusher to keep. I got the Data Laughing by mail order and kept it. I might have kept one or two others that were meaningful to me and I wanted to get them autographed at conventions.

does the pink of your nailbed go all the way to the tip of your finger?

Mine stop short of the end of my fingers, some fingers more than others. I always thought this was because I used to be a severe nail biter (motto: if it ain't bleeding, it ain't done yet).
pling
Oct. 12th, 2004 07:44 am (UTC)
I always thought this was because I used to be a severe nail biter

I'm now going to have to go find a non-nail biter to find out what their nails do. I'd always assumed my nails were normal with the pink bit stopping short of the end of my fingers, but as I've always bitten my nails too (who needs nail scissors anyway?) now I'm not so sure.
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bride
Oct. 11th, 2004 11:20 pm (UTC)
It's okay, the nerdiness should wear off if you play with Cinder for a while =D
nightshift
Oct. 11th, 2004 11:24 pm (UTC)
Ouch! I'm glad that it looks more painful than it really is.
bride
Oct. 11th, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC)
Heh, yeah, I can't wait until it grows a bit so I can rip the nail completely off and smooth it out =P
(Anonymous)
Oct. 12th, 2004 06:43 am (UTC)
ow-ow-ow-ow.
Did I mention ouch? mdmhvonpa (www.mdmhvonpa.blogspot.com)
bride
Oct. 12th, 2004 08:17 am (UTC)
Re: ow-ow-ow-ow.
Heehee =)

Hmm, maybe it doesn't hurt me because I bit my nails so much when I was younger and I'm used to it... =}
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