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Ask Kellyn and Keith Question #6 (for Kellyn) by Aetherya Ask Kellyn and Keith Question #6 (for Kellyn) by Aetherya
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Simplest answer so far to have, but only in word counts.

(I have omitted the first question because I am starting to agree with your fanon now and it would need some sorting and lots of research.)
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SOTF Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The feeling is hard to accept at first, but that's what happens when you have to make a decision that can mean the difference between life and death.
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like every other thing, you will come to terms with it... Interestingly enough, you have a better chance if you are a real-life person.
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SOTF Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The soldiers/police officers I've talked to have never fired a shot outside of training. It's understandable, as the act of taking a life is only reserved for the most extreme of circumstances.

And my grandpa from my mom's side of the family was a soldier for the Nationalists of China (he's lucky to survive both the Japanese AND the Communists). He also never fired a shot, and he only took a life (possibly) when he hit a guard over the head with a brick when he was taken as a POW during the Chinese Civil War.

The things you learn...

(I think I mentioned that before, but I can't remember when. Probably at least a year ago. XD)
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured you'd know, even better than I do. But it also has to do with the forms modern and contemporary battles tend to take?

All the same, taking a life (that weighs similar to you) is no easy matter. Compound that with the purpose of a police official, looks similar but also not as a military one P:

(My late grandfather served at the Korean War, but I never was close to him so I never got to ask him about it.)
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SOTF Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well, police officers are supposed to SAVE lives, not take them (there's one I know that has served with the police for over 30 years and has never fired a gun at a live target). The same goes for military folks when not engaged in battle against an active enemy (both professions require the knowledge of basic first aid that require re-certification every 2 to 3 years - at least, that's how it works in Canada).

I was never close to my grandpa either, primarily because I was very young when I last saw him. But my mom told me all about it when we were having a discussion about World War 2.
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apparently my grandfather did go through something according to my mom, but by the time I did get around to ask him he had nothing to tell me. Possibly alcohol having taken its toll on him...

Not that I readily discuss the subject with my relatives. Even though all the men have some military experience.
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SOTF Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
War is messy business and drug/alcoholism is often used as a suppressant for those who have suffered through it. But when you work in such a field, said experiences are to be expected, and curing them is even harder.

Well it makes sense since the military draft is mandatory in Korea. You can blame that crazy lump of lard known as Kim-Jong Un. XD
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And now I live with my mom's side of the family, and the thing is, they only have daughters and all they know about is God. xDD

...That's what we call him anyway. xDD (Well, actually, we call him Pig Jong-Un, so same thing)
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vera-san Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Simple words for a not-so-simple answer. I'd love to hear the story behind this one. (Poor Kellyn ;u; )
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;wwww;
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