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"Mad Dog" Maguire
16 September 2008 @ 10:42 pm
The Beaufighter's still stationed outside, though it has, to Maguire's credit, been moved a little out of the way.

He's been working on it since arriving, and today seems to be more of a check-up (he's planning to fly out soon).

His jacket and scarf are discarded on the grass, and he's striding around the plane, most of his attention on the wings.

This may or may not be elaborated on before the OOM is actually posted.

Surprise, surprise!
"Mad Dog" Maguire
07 September 2008 @ 12:11 am
There are those who fly, and those who fly.

"Mad Dog" Maguire likes to count himself in the latter category.

He's the sort of person people come to when no one else will fly a mission, due to it being tantamount suicide.

And he's the sort of person who'll get everyone out of it alive.

A Socratic view of death helps, of course. If it comes, it comes, and you might as well come to terms with it. All in all, death isn't something that bothers him.

(That's not strictly true. It bothers him when he thinks it might happen anywhere besides in the air. Dying in a barfight would just -- leave him with some serious bones to pick.)

There's nothing that even comes close to flying. The adrenaline rush, the sense of true freedom and nothing but air and only air all around swerving swallowing diving

and it is, for a moment, your little piece of Heaven.


The Himalayas are magnificent.

More so when you're trying to come in for a landing.

This because there's very, very little space to land, 'space' here being defined as 'small outcrops of ice next to seemingly endless gorges and other such perilous mountain features, see: other, sharper, pointier outcrops, rock walls, ravines, and the occasional avalanche'.

But Mad Dog Maguire hasn't died yet.

"Mad Dog" Maguire
05 August 2008 @ 12:00 am
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