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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #60 on: February 09, 2010, 05:28:59 pm »
I knew there was a reason I decided to be Dr. Horrible for ICON.

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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #61 on: February 09, 2010, 08:25:38 pm »

I know this is probably not the sort of mad scientist you aspire to, but there's more than one mad scientist out there. We're all the same in the sense that we see how unbelievably amazing reality is, and how equally unbelievable is the stupidity of the ordinary human monkeys we see every day in their complete failure to see the amazingness of reality. This, of course, drives us mad.

All of the preceding statements/ideas are good.  But where's the maniacal laughing?  Where's the revenge-driven statements of intent?

Where's the "TIME TO FEED, MY LITTLE ONES!", while the panicked masses scream and try to escape?

See, THAT'S a matter of taste. You may find maniacal laughter, revenge and panicked, screaming masses stylish but they just sound messy to me. Probably would cause a swath of my carefully labeled vials to knock over.
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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #62 on: February 09, 2010, 08:34:12 pm »

I know this is probably not the sort of mad scientist you aspire to, but there's more than one mad scientist out there. We're all the same in the sense that we see how unbelievably amazing reality is, and how equally unbelievable is the stupidity of the ordinary human monkeys we see every day in their complete failure to see the amazingness of reality. This, of course, drives us mad.

All of the preceding statements/ideas are good.  But where's the maniacal laughing?  Where's the revenge-driven statements of intent?

Where's the "TIME TO FEED, MY LITTLE ONES!", while the panicked masses scream and try to escape?

See, THAT'S a matter of taste. You may find maniacal laughter, revenge and panicked, screaming masses stylish but they just sound messy to me. Probably would cause a swath of my carefully labeled vials to knock over.

Which, of course, would necessitate further revenge.

I fail to see a downside, here.  Plus, you should have an Igor that can clean up the important stuff.

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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #63 on: February 09, 2010, 08:37:31 pm »
Also, there is the arch nemesis to think about. If you're going for the nutty professor archetype, then you don't really need a nemesis. But for the more maniacal variety, the archenemy is paramount to success.
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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #64 on: February 09, 2010, 10:00:26 pm »

I know this is probably not the sort of mad scientist you aspire to, but there's more than one mad scientist out there. We're all the same in the sense that we see how unbelievably amazing reality is, and how equally unbelievable is the stupidity of the ordinary human monkeys we see every day in their complete failure to see the amazingness of reality. This, of course, drives us mad.

All of the preceding statements/ideas are good.  But where's the maniacal laughing?  Where's the revenge-driven statements of intent?

Where's the "TIME TO FEED, MY LITTLE ONES!", while the panicked masses scream and try to escape?

See, THAT'S a matter of taste. You may find maniacal laughter, revenge and panicked, screaming masses stylish but they just sound messy to me. Probably would cause a swath of my carefully labeled vials to knock over.

Which, of course, would necessitate further revenge.

I fail to see a downside, here.  Plus, you should have an Igor that can clean up the important stuff.

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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #65 on: February 09, 2010, 10:04:20 pm »

I know this is probably not the sort of mad scientist you aspire to, but there's more than one mad scientist out there. We're all the same in the sense that we see how unbelievably amazing reality is, and how equally unbelievable is the stupidity of the ordinary human monkeys we see every day in their complete failure to see the amazingness of reality. This, of course, drives us mad.

All of the preceding statements/ideas are good.  But where's the maniacal laughing?  Where's the revenge-driven statements of intent?

Where's the "TIME TO FEED, MY LITTLE ONES!", while the panicked masses scream and try to escape?

See, THAT'S a matter of taste. You may find maniacal laughter, revenge and panicked, screaming masses stylish but they just sound messy to me. Probably would cause a swath of my carefully labeled vials to knock over.

Which, of course, would necessitate further revenge.

I fail to see a downside, here.  Plus, you should have an Igor that can clean up the important stuff.

Igor is not to be trusted with the specimens. He's like Dirty Assistant, only....yeah, he's like Dirty Assistant.

Then you have an excuse to flog him with your cane.

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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #66 on: February 09, 2010, 10:08:06 pm »
I'd rather just not have my specimens screwed up.

Besides, he'd probably do something worse than just break vials. You know the sort, "brain from the wrong jar" and all that.
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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #67 on: February 09, 2010, 10:09:03 pm »
I'd rather just not have my specimens screwed up.

Besides, he'd probably do something worse than just break vials. You know the sort, "brain from the wrong jar" and all that.

Hmmm...But how do we introduce evil into the world of caddisflies, then?

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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #68 on: February 10, 2010, 07:10:41 am »
I'd rather just not have my specimens screwed up.

Besides, he'd probably do something worse than just break vials. You know the sort, "brain from the wrong jar" and all that.

Hmmm...But how do we introduce evil into the world of caddisflies, then?

Experiments with causing caddisflies to self-organize/classify lead to emergent sapience on the swarm-scale.

Tiny, unstoppable insects with a sorting fetish make for adequate horror.

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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #69 on: February 10, 2010, 07:32:28 am »
We are going to need nemeses.  Cf: 48 Laws. 

Anyone here know of a forum where scientists go to debate ethics?

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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #70 on: February 10, 2010, 07:41:25 am »
The ethics review board.

Those that are actually interested in ethics anyway, the rest of them go places that have no scientific ethics, like the shittier parts of Africa.  Or France.
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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #71 on: February 10, 2010, 10:59:58 am »
christ. what kind of mad scientists are you guys???

simply add 1950's style radiation and its:

Attack Of The 50 Foot Caddisfly!

1950's style radiation was the shit. They don't make radiation like that anymore unfortunately. The new stuff just gives you blisters and makes your teeth and hair fall out :argh!:
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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #72 on: February 10, 2010, 12:44:44 pm »
We are going to need nemeses.  Cf: 48 Laws. 

Anyone here know of a forum where scientists go to debate ethics?

The Union of Concerned Scientists is chock full of meddling do-gooders.

Also, they have a cool name for cursing and fist shaking and wot-not.

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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #73 on: February 10, 2010, 03:23:29 pm »
We are going to need nemeses.  Cf: 48 Laws. 

Anyone here know of a forum where scientists go to debate ethics?

The Union of Concerned Scientists is chock full of meddling do-gooders.

Also, they have a cool name for cursing and fist shaking and wot-not.

Do they have a website?

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Re: Science, Kai...Pure Science, and be Damned to He Who Says "Enough".
« Reply #74 on: February 10, 2010, 03:24:21 pm »
christ. what kind of mad scientists are you guys???

simply add 1950's style radiation and its:

Attack Of The 50 Foot Caddisfly!

1950's style radiation was the shit. They don't make radiation like that anymore unfortunately. The new stuff just gives you blisters and makes your teeth and hair fall out :argh!:

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