2010-01-28: Epistolary Exchange

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Summary: A series of emails leading to a meeting.

Date: January 18 through January 28, 2010.

Log Title Epistolary Exchange

Rating: PG.


To: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W From: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/18/2010 - 7:45am
Body:

Dear Dr. Williams,

I'm a student who is working on a project and I've read some of your articles on human enhancement, especially the latest one in the Journal of American Bio-Ethics. (Well, the online version, anyway.) 

I was wondering if you have any information available about the effects of some of the treatments that you wrote about on mutants? Specifically permanently enhancing a mutant's physical abilities or powers or causing secondary mutation.

Thanks for your time,

Dallas Gibson.
(Contact information follows.)


To: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD From: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W
Subject: RE: A question about your article.
Date: 1/19/2010 - 9:17am
Body:

Mr. Gibson,

I thank you for your readership and truly wish I could provide solid factual information. However, anything I have regarding mutants is simply theoretical at best. After all, ethically speaking, for solid proof one must have willing mutants who would subject themselves to testing. The only mutant I have in my limited (read 2 person) retinue of subjects simply requested my help chemically repairing a skin condition unrelated to his mutation. However, I am more than happy to discuss my theories! And as of yet, I have only found true effects on a temporary but compounding basis.

Yours in study,
Wyatt Williams


To: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W From: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/19/2010 - 5:01pm
Body:

Dr Williams,

Theory works for me. As long as you can pitch it towards somebody who is A) a jock and B) not that bright. So you are working with at least one mutant? Wouldn't that mean that any delivery system you use to treat him might translate to other mutants? (I hope I'm using that phrase correctly.) Anyway, feel free to throw theory at me. I have a good library to use to figure it out if things get too complex.

Thanks,
D.


To: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD From: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/20/2010 - 9:50am
Body:

Mr. Gibson,

I can certainly keep it simple, however if you have read the essay you say you have, I doubt your lack of brilliance. Even diamonds couched in coal sparkle in the right position. I digress. The transport system is blood. Most of my work, while I do have more than a masters in genetics is primarily biochemical. And for that, each person is very different and I must work with them one by one. I have worked with a few before, however my work was rushed and caused… Ahem… Side effects. With time and effort, temporary enhancements (that repetitive use causes no side effects for) is possible.

Yours in study,
Wyatt Williams


To: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W From: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/21/2010 - 6:45am
Body:

Doc W (Do you mind if I call you Doc?),

I said I read it. I didn't say I understand half of it. Just enough to get the general idea that YOU understand what you're talking about. Which seems to be pretty rare. 

When you say 'side effects', are we talking runny nose or a sudden urge to conquer the world? And I guess my thought on temporary enhancements is that, if a person needed them, there might not be time in a tactical situation to apply/ingest them. An ideal solution would be something that fixes the problem permanently.

Thanks,
D. (Please feel free to call me Dallas or D.)


To: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD From: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/22/2010 - 11:19pm
Body:

Mr. Gibson,

Call me Wyatt, please, if you like. No they were physical. One lost all body hair. One grew blue fur. But they were all temporary. As for the permanence, it is simply not possible yet, with my limited means. I am no Dr. Reinstein. I have not perfected a super soldier serum. However, for ease of use… One of my subjects is myself. I know that in moments of necessity, effects can be in place in a matter of seconds or less. 

Wyatt


To: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W From: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/23/2010 - 8:47am
Body:

Thanks Wyatt,

You have to call me Dallas. Trust me, I am nowhere /near/ dignified enough to deserve a 'Mr Gibson'. 

I'm wondering: If you had a willing and available subject, could you advance your work significantly? And would you be able to keep that person's identity a secret?

Hypothetically, I mean.

And the choice between going bald and going blue would be a tough one. 

Thanks,
Dallas


To: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD From: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/24/2010 - 3:33pm
Body:

Dallas,

It would exponentially enable my work, sir. My other subject doesn't come to the city often enough and is strictly working for one goal. I owe him anyway, he helped me rescue my parents from a drug ring enslaving them and myself. As for those two, I assume they're back to normal, or they would have sought me out for treatment. If you are sincere in your desire, I will show you my current delivery system as well.

Yours in study,
Wyatt


To: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W From: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/25/2010 - 6:20am
Body:

Hey Doc,

Well, I'm working towards one goal as well, but I'm open on how to get there.

And a drug ring? And I thought scientists were boring! No offense!

And believe me, I'm sincere.

Thanks,

Dallas


To: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD From: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/26/2010 - 3:15pm
Body:

Dallas, 

I thought we were too, but apparently they kidnapped me because I'm one of the brightest minds of my generation. A doctorate in biochemistry with a minor (basically a masters) in genetics. It was an MGH ring. They… They had captured mutants and forced me to work on them. I gave them my serums and we broke free.

I can meet nearly anywhere in the city, but it is a bit dangerous right now. Demons everywhere. I can avoid them with the right mixtures. I would insert some silly emoticon here if I knew one that said smug superiority. 

Wyatt


To: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W From: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/27/2010 - 8:59am
Body:

Doc,

They sound like scum. I hope you broke a few legs.

And, um, wow. I knew you had scientific street cred, but wow. Trust me when I say that against the average demon, I'm not at risk. The possessed types are a lot tougher. I'd suggest avoiding them.

So, where should we meet?

Dallas


To: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD From: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/28/2010 - 12:03am
Body:

More than that. I also wrecked their computers. Hmm… Battery Park. Give me a time and ill be there. I'll wear my lab coat, so you will know me. 

WWW


To: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W From: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/28/2010 - 6:53am
Body:

I'll need time to finish up classes for the day and get into town. (My school is in Salem Center.)
 
I'll wear my letterman's jacket. That way if you spot me first, you can find me.
 
Thanks for meeting with me, Doc. I hope something good comes from this for both of us.
 
See you tonight, 
Dallas


To: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD From: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/282010 - 8:47am
Body:

Ill be there. I'm just glad there's someone who believes in my work. Thank you. 
 
Wyatt 


To: moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W#moc.liamxuaf|smailliW.W From: ude.liamX|GsallaD#ude.liamX|GsallaD
Subject: A question about your article.
Date: 1/28/2010 - 11:30am
Body:

I'm just glad to find somebody willing to help me. Not everybody understands that 'be yourself' isn't a valid answer to needing to be better.

See you tonight,

D.

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