Comic 323 - Heavy Water
11th Jun 2018, 12:00 AM in Parabellum
Heavy Water
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Microraptor edit delete
- The moment in which you realize that you not only have met your good friend's grandfather once, you also thought that he was a total hottie...
Camilla seems to be quite fond of blondes in general, though...
But there ist a bit more to this flashback than just this.
(Also, it seems that family dynasties have become a recurring theme in this comic...)

- Eisenthal is talking about this events in panel 1.
By the way, my original plan for this chapter was it to focus on this, with Camilla being somehow involved in this whole affair. Thus, the working title for this chapter (which doesn't fit to the story in its current form anymore) was "Once Upon A Time In Nazi-Occupied Scandinavia".

- And the philosopher's stone isn't an invention of J.K. Rowling.
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Chippewa Ghost edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Bravo, Fabs. That is a very unique take on the Philosopher's Stone.

I love this nuclear stuff for both plot and personal reasons: There was a question I asked in 5th grade (when I was about 10 years old): "If energy is released when hydrogen fuses, why can't we fuse other elements and release their energy?"

The teacher could not answer, and thus this question set the trajectory of my life.
Microraptor edit delete reply
I recently watched this Overly Sarcastic Productions
(their recaps of mythological stories are hilarious, BTW) which talks about the many different ways authors are dealing with the concept of magic in their works.
Starting at 6:08, the video tackles the "magic as science" approach, and I realized: "Yeah, magic in my stories fits mostly into that category."
(And me having natural science background, that may not be all too surprising in hindsight...)

So I understand it that education-wise you sought out a path learning the stuff necessary to answer your old question to your teacher?
Man, I hope that I won't embarrass myself further into the story. The mix between real life science and made-up magic-science will get a bit convoluted later on - because I needed a certain plot-point to work...

And by the way, actual nuclear fusion and the resulting energy release will soon indeed get a mention too...