Comic 325 - The Captain's Cabin
18th Jun 2018, 12:00 AM in Parabellum
The Captain's Cabin
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Author Notes:
Microraptor edit delete
- This scene is an allusion to a very specific scene from the Star trek TOS episode Wink of an Eye.
I would have liked to pull off that one already in Chapter 12 (just with Peter instead of Magnus), but alas, this didn't really fit well into the plot back then.

- Also, I spontaneously canonized the chest from this fan art picture. (I'll need a chest as "prop" later in this chapter.)

- Magnus will meet his future wife and mother of his children during his Paperclip-years. Imagine her as the stereotypical housewife from mid-20th century American suburbia!
User comments:
Chippewa Ghost edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Panel 3 would suggest that transmuted objects aren't very structurally stable, and they would soon degenerate into dust or gas.

And that's one fan art that's holding up well with time, much like its subject!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Obviously, I threw in this strange side-effect mentioned in panel 3 because I needed the transmuted metal to gain very specific (and plot-related) properties - but I wasn't thinking about structural integrity in particular...
(I guess if you are quick enough to melt down the transmuted object, you can turn it into completely ordinary gold, though.)
Chippewa Ghost edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost
Lead to gold would be much less problematic... that was the typical goal of alchemists.
Microraptor edit delete reply
*checks the density of lead in comparison to gold *

Yep, that would indeed work a bit better. But unfortunately, it's still not sufficient enough to entirely solve my problem.
What I am going for is a reduction of density after the transmutation, and that one of gold seems to be so ridiculously high...
Taily edit delete reply
Oohoo HOOO I'm glad these two are having a fun time!
Although honestly I may be jumping to conclusions, maybe "what we did here all night" was just a very intense game of Monopoly. You never know.
Microraptor edit delete reply
"Seriously, what did you two do in there the whole time!?"
*immediately blushes like a tomato, tries to inconspicuously shove the Monopoly game's cardboard box under the bed*
Cooke edit delete reply
A bit of flirtation is enough to end the lecture right there.
Microraptor edit delete reply
It would be quite the downturn if he'd just keep rambling on and on while Camilla is trying to do more sensual stuff with him... :-D
AmeliaP edit delete reply
Grab the virgin, girl! He's in your hands XD
Microraptor edit delete reply
He will also be the grandpa of her future best friend!
Over 70 years later, will get aaaawwwkward... ;-D