CHEM LAB GOTHIC
Inspired by Kerper
- •You need a reagent. It's not where it should be. It's not in the lab. You check the inventory and it is not there. You used it yesterday.
- •Your instrument is not working. You call someone to fix it and the error is gone. You never see that error message again. Alternatively: Your instrument is not working. You call someone to fix it and they do. After they leave the same error returns. They cannot come back. They have moved on.
- •You are running a TLC. You have been running this TLC for hours, checking its progress every so often. It should have been done in five minutes. You are staring now. You blink. It has overrun.
- •You take an NMR of a product you have made before. It looks nothing like it should. Something has gone horribly wrong. Where is the solvent peak? What have you made? What have you done?
- •Someone walks into the lab. They say, What's that smell? You have no idea. They say, I think it's coming from your hood. You smell nothing. You do not smell anything ever again.
- •It is 8 a.m. and you are in the lab. It is 8 p.m. and you are in the lab. It is Saturday afternoon and you are in the lab. It is Thanksgiving break and you are in the lab. You die here. You have not completed enough work to graduate.
- •You wake up with no recollection of the night before. You have a long, deep cut on your arm and dark circles under your eyes. You go into the lab and all of your experiments are working.