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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:31 pm

ouch.... :? looking down the barrel is defienatelly the worst thing you can do with any gun.... if he shot himself with a marble/ball bearing/AA battery/steel bolt he couldn't tell us that story....

BTW I am for sticking it but without all the responses... idealy there should be one thread infroming about safety + the most horible pictures that members have sent
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:31 pm

heck, it i have got an eye like that i would have thought t was cool :D
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Unread postAuthor: CannonCreator » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:46 pm

SpudMonster wrote:That sucks horribly. The internet has desensitized me to many things, but eye related trauma still makes me wince.

Considering that your eye will be permanently dilated at 4-6 MM does that mean that you will have to wear sunglasses with a darker lens on that eye in bright situations?


The Doctors say it is a possibility that it may fix itself, to become normal dialation, but it is highly unlikley. And yes they said that for a few months, The light will bother that eye, but after time I may get used to it. But they aren't even sure of that yet, the eye needs more itme to heal and clear up, then they will be able to tell those type of things that will permanetly effect me.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:47 pm

Spudfarm tinted contact lenses are vastly less traumatic ways to get sapphire blue eyes.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:01 pm

i have a lense that makes the eye 100% white. it glows in the dark so i use to turn the lights of in a public toilet and wait for people to see glowing eyes in a corner :P

back on topic from me
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Unread postAuthor: Pilgrimman » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:23 pm

********STICKY NOW************

Man, that really makes you think about the potential for harm in this hobby... Just ALWAYS be aware of the situations you are in, and EVERY possible repercussion!
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:30 pm

************ Hey DA it's already stickied...************

Just in case anyone else forgot please PM moderators for moderation. We have to not only moderate, but generally remove your post because it is no longer meaningful. Continue on...
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:56 pm

Ouch, I tore my retina in fourth grade with a yoyo-ball, that hurt like crazy, I can understand how that would hurt.

motto- before doing anything- think for a second about the possible consequences
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:18 pm

Why?

Because the more graphically it's explained and demonstrated why, the more likely spudders will remember why not to do things like look down a barrel on a spudgun when things like misfires happen.

I can't even bring myself to look down my spudguns barrel when I know its not charged because if I ever do that at the wrong time with my cannon I'm fairly sure I won't be in any state to tell you later.

This time it's one of our own members, it can't get any closer than that without being one of your own IRL friends or yourself.

*edit: the post this was replying to is gone
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Unread postAuthor: Leonard » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:21 pm

I also strongly agree with the fact that this is sticky. Thank you for sharing this terrible story with us Cannoncreator, it shall remain in the collective consciousness of the spudgunning community forever.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:26 pm

Let me remind everyone once again this thread is about CC getting shot in the eye. I don't want to hear about why you want the thread getting stickied. I did so HOURS ago.

Ok the thread is stickied, and until another moderator chooses to reverse the decision it is staying.

If you would like to discuss the sticky please PM myself or another moderator. Beyond that please lets return to the original discussion.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:52 pm

Leonard wrote:it shall remain in the collective consciousness of the spudgunning community forever.


Frog boy is already a legend on this forum and he had the misfortune of going completely blind in a similar incident. It's sad to see the same mistakes repeated.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:24 pm

-When I rode the title of this topic, I was like, uh oh some dumbass shot himself in the eye and got hurt.
-When reading about the whole surgery thing I tought, damn this is serious, he had surgery!
-When scrolling down and seeing that picture of you I tought nothing anymore and my heart stopped for a second... :shock:

DAMN, that's really bad! (And stupid) Unless your nerves were killed, that would have done a badass amount of pain!
I hope you recover quickly, and I also hope you will not quit spudding for ever. Ofcourse you're scared, but if you never look down any barrel again (I bet you won't) why not continue this great hobby?

Could you post or link the gun this happened with? And maybe add a picture of "after surgery" if possible. Is one "eye thingy" (black circle) now always larger then the other?

You just learned most of the guys over here that looking down the barrel is really "not a very wise thing to do" and you may even have saved someones life or eye with this lesson, since this is a lesson for all of us. :)
Hey, atleast you made a topic that was stickied, and people from spudfiles will never forget you! You are now the ledgendairy eye-boy :cyclopsani:
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Unread postAuthor: CannonCreator » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:53 pm

Psycix- Ya the eye is normal now other then the size of dialation aka "Black Part" which according to my doctors will always stay englarged.

The Gun has already been thrown away, but I can take a after surgery picture, I will add it up shortly.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:53 pm

I could make a wry comment here, but that wouldn't be helpful, and I don't feel like it anyway.

You've got lucky there, obviously it's not ever going to be quite the same, but it could have been a lot worse. If you feel like doing it again, wear goggles.
Oh, damn, I managed a wry comment anyway.

There's a good argument for making cannons long enough so that you can't reach the trigger and look down the muzzle at the same time, so that you can't manage it even if you're not thinking perfectly straight.
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