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Hello, Goodbye 24: Jim is an Ass

Hello, Goodbye 24: Jim is an Ass published on 34 Comments on Hello, Goodbye 24: Jim is an Ass

Jim is kind of an ass always. Also he has magic hair, for those of you who forgot/didn’t read One-Eyed Bear.

 

HEY THERE’S A NEW SKETCHBOOK FOR SALE.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD BUY IT??? There is at least one drawing of Jim and Lorne making out in it, if that is the sort of thing that interests you (but don’t buy it just for that because you will be disappointed).

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I looked at it without reading at first and thought he was going to give his hair to Lorne. “That’s sweet? O_o”

I thought that at first but then that would be pretty self-centered. I mean, the memories of them together and I’m sure pictures and stuff he probably has tons of. A locket of hair? That is way too sappy and basically a totem saying ‘wait for me’ when what Lorne really needs to do is move on.

And now Lorne can plait his hair up for him again. Nice! Jim should have recovered his hair tie, though. It might represent a choking hazard. >:=)>

I wonder whether Jim is able to keep his flicknife (as Brits call it) somewhere that is intangible when he is in human form. The only legitimate reason that you can have for carrying such a weapon is if you are deep sea fishing, where, if you hook something too big and dangerous, and have to cut your line, you will need a pocketable blade that you can draw and open with one hand. Otherwise, it’s a criminal offence, and Jim will surely have been a magnet for stops and searches by bored policeman ever since his Green Curse struck.

Copper: Excuse me, sir, could you stop a minute?

Jim: Not again…

Copper: I have reason to believe you are in possession of an offensive weapon, and I happen to have this shard of bone caught betWeeN mY TeETH RIGHHT HEERE***!!!

Jim: Fine. Just don’t drool on the handle this time. You know, if you’d just stop eating roadkill while on duty…

I wonder whether Jim is able to keep his flicknife (as Brits call it) somewhere that is intangible when he is in human form.

In Missouri, it doesn’t matter. It’s legal there, unless it violates federal law (e.g. carrying it into a federal building).

In fact, the only states where the switchblade is completely illegal are: Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Virginia, and Washington. They might as well be illegal in Montana too; the only exception is “unless part of a registered collection”.

Now, there are states with pretty severe restrictions. In Minnesota, for example, you cannot even own one unless it is made for collectors, or being displayed as a curio or antique… and CARRYING one is outright illegal, whether concealed or not.

In Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, North Dakota, Utah, and West Virginia, you cannot carry one concealed without a dangerous weapon license; in Alabama, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, and Wyoming, you cannot carry one concealed at ALL (but open carry is legal).

Other states set a limit on the maximum length of the blade. Connecticut, 1.5 inches; California, 2 inches; Rhode Island, 3 inches; Vermont, 3 inches; Georgia, 5 inches; Texas, 5.5 inches.

ONLY in Connecticut and New Jersey do they have the requirement that you must be hunting or fishing, and possess a valid hunting or fishing license.

Simply put, in most of the United States, Jim’s switchblade is perfectly legal, although when traveling to another state, he’ll have to be careful not to violate concealed carry laws.

He could sell green hair wig for living. :P

For a time, perhaps, but sooner or later, someone’s going to ask questions about his ability to come up with so much hair so quickly… and then, when he passes it off as collecting from a large number of people, secondary questions will arise as to why ALL of the hair is green.

Then comes the suspicions, and the forensic examinations, and the discovery that green is in fact the natural color of the hair(or as natural as it can be, seeing as how it’s cursed)…

And in this age of information, you can’t just pack up and start over someplace else; not when your product is as distinctive as wigs that ONLY come in green.

It isn’t that difficult to come up with hair dye after you initially make the money. Certainly, if you have a large business selling hair they’ll ask questions but little online shops and sales at specific events (conventions, etc.) the likelihood that anyone will look into it/care is almost zero.

That being said if I was Jim I’d almost be found in giant piles of green hair, giggling like a maniac. I’d probably be too lazy to start any serious operation.

<3

(I want Jim's curse. I wouldn't even mind being stuck with green, even though I prefer my natural colour and purple. Heck, when it got tangled, I could just cut out the tangles instead of having to pick them loose, and 4.5 years of growth wouldn't go away like *snaps*.)

People seem to assume that Jim could cut and regrow his hair over and over again, but what if it takes a bit of energy from him to do that each time? Doing it too much might make him sick. We don’t really know how the magic works or where the energy comes from.

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