Thus Spoke the Scholar
Sinoa: Eureka! I've finally done it! I've invented the perfect space-time distortion device! Now I can create my hole in space-time WITHOUT blowing something up! And now, let the great experiment begin!
Melody: Oh, goodness, what a mess! This is going to be a bear to clean up.
Sinoa: *cough* *hack* Ugh! I'm so sorry!
Cleo: This is not the first time you've created an explosion this month, Sinoa. ...Or the second, for that matter.
Sinoa: I don't understand why it didn't work; my calculations were perfect!
Cleo: That is also something we've heard before. Now out. Shoo! It will take some time for us to finish cleaning up this mess.
Sinoa: Um, okay. Sorry again! *sigh* I really thought that would work.
Kleimann: You look low, my companion in science.
Sinoa: Hello, Kleimann. And yes, I fear my experiment failed yet again. I'm plenty accustomed to failures, but I REALLY thought I had it this time—yet it all blew up in my face. Er, literally.
Kleimann: And that saddens you? What an odd reaction! Wheee hee hee ha ha hoo!
Sinoa: How is that odd?
Kleimann: Whoopsie! No time to chat about this and that—I have an experiment of my own to prepare! Buuuut if you like, you're welcome to come watch. A little peer review never goes amiss, no? And perhaps you'll learn something in the process! Whee hee!
Sinoa: I'm sorry, but I'm not really in the mood for experiments right now.
Kleimann: Yes, yes! The more observers one has, the more one can diversify their data- gathering efforts! Now come, Sinoa! We have not even a nanosecond to waste! Come with me! Come, I say! Wheeee hee hee ha ha hoo!
Sinoa: W-wait, Kleimann! Well, here I am. But those things in the magic circle look like...
Kleimann: Fiend parts. I had Rodrigo and Zace collect them for me. I am curious as to whether or not I can procure an effect similar to that of an otherworld fragment by using them as catalysts for ritualistic magic. If this experiment succeeds, it should create a space-time distortion that allows us to peer into another dimension. Is science not WONDERFUL?!
Sinoa: It is more wonderful than you know; YOUR research crosses over with MINE!
Kleimann: Oooo, I bet your heart is pounding now!
Sinoa: It certainly is!
Kleimann: Then let us begin the experiment. And a-one, and a-two, and a-here's a bit of science for you!
Sinoa: *cough* *hack* W-well, Kleimann? Was the experiment a success?
Kleimann: Behold for yourself!
Sinoa: Ack! Fiends!
Kleimann: Indeed! It seems that instead of creating a space-time distortion, we've summoned a horde of fiends! Wheeee hee hee ha—
Sinoa: STOP LAUGHING AND KILL THEM ALREADY! *pant* Right then! Fiends dispatched.
Kleimann: A shame. I was hoping to continue my observation for a bit longer.
Sinoa: So can I assume we're chalking that experiment up as a failure?
Kleimann: And yet the theoretical underpinnings are faultless! Perhaps there was a problem with the fiend parts we used? Still, this is, in itself, a deeply fascinating result. Wheeeee hee hee ha ha hoo!
Sinoa: How can you possibly enjoy this so much, Kleimann?
Kleimann: Blurgh? Are you NOT enjoying yourself?
Sinoa: I don't usually like it when one of my experiments fails.
Kleimann: Vexation over failure... What a strange thing for a scientist to feel!
Sinoa: You're calling me odd again?!
Kleimann: You are correct in that we did not obtain our expected outcome. But we have made the discovery that doing what we did does not work! We have acquired new knowledge! Do your eyeballs not twitch excitedly at such expansion of your knowledge? Is that not what it means to be the creature known as a "scientist"?
Sinoa: Not sure about the twitching eyeball bit, but I think I get what you're saying. I became a scientist because I enjoyed discovering new knowledge. But lately, I've been so focused on the success or failure of my experiments that I've forgotten all about the joy of a new discovery. Failures are part of expanding knowledge, and it's my duty as a scientist to find joy in that! Thank you so much, Kleimann! Now I can take on my own experiments with a positive attitude again!
Kleimann: Weeeeell, since I was ever so helpful, perhaps you might allow me to assist in this little experiment of yours?
Sinoa: Er, you want to assist me?
Kleimann: Consider it repayment for the help you gave me—also, I AM rather curious as to what you're getting up to.
Melody: Good gravy! What was THAT?!
Cleo: I'll bet a shiny gold coin it is another of Sinoa's experiments. ...Hmm? Wait, is that Kleimann with her?
Sinoa: Welp, it blew up again!
Kleimann: Still, what a fascinating reaction we were able to observe! This experiment was a smashing success in that respect.
Sinoa: Yep! Even a failure is a new discovery. Now where did I put my recording journal...?
Kleimann: Yes! More tests! More, I say! Wheeee hee hee hee ha ha hoo!
Sinoa: Yes! More! Wheeee hee hee hee!
Melody: Well, they seem to be having a good time considering they just blew something apart.
Cleo: Are ALL scientists so odd?