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Best way to smell-proof a revolver in 1998?

A gun shaped sandwich bag The gun is loaded but inside a plastic bag similar to the ones used to keep sandwiches fresh. If it's shaped like the gun, she needn't even take it out, just pull the trigger ...
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Best way to smell-proof a revolver in 1998?

Coat the gun in epoxy. It's a totally airtight seal around the entire gun. Once you fire it, the seal is broken, but if you have had to fire a silver bullet that's probably the least of your worries. ...
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Best way to smell-proof a revolver in 1998?

In space, outgassing of materials can lead to problems. We often coat objects like circuit boards with a Parylene conformal coat. Vacuum deposition gets the coating into every nook and cranny: the ...
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Best way to smell-proof a revolver in 1998?

You can narrow the problem to only the smell of silver Modern bullets are airtight already; so, you can remove gunpowder from the equation simply by cleaning them well after getting them from the ...
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Best way to smell-proof a revolver in 1998?

Frame Challenge Injectables via tranquilizer gun plus darts could just as easily do the trick. Dart guns are relatively silent since they use compressed gasses and thus don't leave a gunpowder smell. ...
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Best way to smell-proof a revolver in 1998?

Dilution is the solution to pollution. As she travels the country in her Immortal Winnebago, a little water hydrolyzer works in the back. When she has generated enough hydrogen she fills a balloon ...
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Best way to smell-proof a revolver in 1998?

Since we presume that your protagonist will have to cast her own silver bullets (a separate problem in itself, since silver melts at a much higher temperature than lead, is less dense, and is much ...
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Best way to smell-proof a revolver in 1998?

Total jacketed rounds Your character is in luck. There's an excellent an air-tight container for bullets of all sorts: the jacket! Jacketed rounds were invented for a number of reasons, but one of ...
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Best way to smell-proof a revolver in 1998?

You want to load sealed cartridges? Then you might want to load shotgun shells. Especially neat are guns that can load .45 Long Colt - because that has the same diameter as .410 shotgun shells. Paper ...
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Best way to smell-proof a revolver in 1998?

Sous Vide Put gun and ammo in a ziploc bag and suck out the air. No air gets in or out. No smell gets in or out. Use a sous-vide machine like the above. Cooking sous-vide the food is laminated and ...
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Best way to smell-proof a revolver in 1998?

You are going about this the wrong way. When you think of a round like the .44 Magnum in the S&W, or for that matter a rifle bullet, you get something with a more or less pointed bullet extending ...
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Best way to smell-proof a revolver in 1998?

Airtight tupperware. Tupperware was invented in 1946. Tupperware with airtight rubber lids is cheap (here's a set for two bucks a pop), and it's easy to find. Since you are only worried about her ...
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What would have been the most infamous "Reaper's Moon" in history?

It is not so easy to keep count of the mortal/immortal ratio Similar to Tortliena answer, immortals need to keep a 1/1000 ratio on the monthly average immortal population, and I think the same can be ...
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What would have been the most infamous "Reaper's Moon" in history?

The aftermath of A War There were multiple population shifts after the first and second world wars. Maybe instead of doing one massive event there were multiple "Reaper's Moons" across ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

Affects short term memory only, and makes content boring. It's only effective for a very short time, but it makes any text around it seem really boring and retards the transfer of short term to long ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

Humans want to destroy the symbol Initially a human will ignore things with the symbol because it's sensible to avoid a minor issue. But the longer they look at it the more they hate it. A book with ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

Better Avoid That Spooky Mansion Your symbol might have been intended to make things forgettable, and for small or mundane objects it works as intended, but the larger and more attention-grabbing the ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

The symbol is very limited and more likely to cause a masquerade breach than to prevent it. The symbol only works if it is legible. It will get you past the security guard, but dashcams, CCTV and ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

The effect is limited in power. The conscious mind has a limited amount of computing power - it hasn't evolved to have more. Just to be able to function, it is essential that it restricts itself to a ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

The rune relates to the message, not the medium The rune is not a special kind of physical object. It is a graphical symbol, forming part of the pictures and writing on a sheet of paper, a DVD, a ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

It Works at a Price Immortals, like the Greek gods, can't leave humans alone. They meddle all the time. Taking lovers, fathering kids, dropping hints and inspirations. The cleanup crew does all they ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

The sigil DOESN'T make you forget The sigil contains the command "ignore me." It works fine for things like documents, which offer no information if ignored, but doesn't keep you from ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

The sigil makes you forget Doctor Who described a similar phenomenon with the Silent. The idea isn't to make things invisible, but to make their existence impossible to remember: https://tardis.fandom....
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

As you said it makes people find the object uninteresting, but not actually invisible. This works perfectly on small innocuous things like a piece of paper. Larger things like a person have a problem ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

It gets less effective the more you see it The first time a human's brain sees the rune, the memory just vanishes, edited out completely. The second time, a glimmer that something wierd happens stays ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

It works, but only at a snail's pace. Human minds need to perceive the rune if it is to have the desired effect. Things moving too fast blurs the rune, and then the charm is dispelled. You can use the ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

It only impacts long term memory. I'm sure I've seen exactly this plot device used before, though I can't think where. Dr. Who, maybe?? There are insidious beings but the second they are out of sight ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

It only works on inanimate objects You can put the symbol on a building, or a secret document, or a "hidden" doorway, and no one will notice. They'll see it, but as you describe, it just won'...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

It only works on part of vision involved in interpretation: Your mark only has an affect on what people look at, and specifically how they interpret it. It's easy to ignore the image on a picture, but ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

Humans cannot ignore the elephant in the room Instead of an actual "elephant" it is somebody wrapped in a sheet. It is just too conspicuous. The symbol works on smaller items because they ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

The sigil is very fragile. Or otherwise only really works passively Sure, humans have been conditioned to ignore the symbol, gets pushed into the background and the brain can't immediately process it. ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

The symbol needs to be entirely visible for it to work. On sheets of paper, on walls, doors, license plates, &c. this works fine, but on bed sheets the draping and movement will obscure parts of ...
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Why can't immortals use the "make humans ignore this" symbol as an invisibility cloak?

Rune OP Nerf Pl0x . . . the entire human race to be absolutely incapable of finding anything marked or watermarked with the symbol to be even slightly interesting or worth their time. Your Rune of ...
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