In a fight between Magic and Science, which one usually wins?
I'll put my money down in Magic every time! Made this caption for Chelsea Baker, whom I haven't captioned yet this year. I wanted to rectify that situation and I thought this picture would work fine, especially since she is right in that age group that probably would've been playing computer games in 2005 as a teenager. I used Drake Bell because my daughter used to crush on him when he was on Drake and Josh.
The main push I wanted to deal with was a battle between science and magic, which both have a solid place in TG fiction and captions. Science has a distinct set of rules, that we often stretch when working with technology .. and it has been said that science that isn't understood could be considered magic. However, when it comes to magic, there is usually only a constraint in terms of the magic user themselves, and not on the magic in and of itself. When science in involved, it usually has a user that knows what is about to happen, or at least a certain expectation, and when things go wrong, it is a miscalculation or user error. With magic, there are certain realms of Pixies/Tricksters that will misappropriate wishes and desires, or the magic user can unleash powers they can't control, or can only generate enough magical energy to do certain things before exhausting their powers.
Magic is easier to write, as with science, you must have some basis in reality and some understanding of how things work in the real world. For instance, where does the extra mass go if you have a machine that changes a fat guy into a skinny yet stacked bimbo? We can ignore that, but it does make you wonder sometimes in the back of your mind. Does it enter a black hole, or end up in the center of the earth? In magic, it just went away somewhere else! Don't even bother thinking about it!
This is my absolute favorite Time Travel song/story. If you have spotify or pandora, look up Ludo, and specifically the EP "Broken Bride" when you can. I don't thnk you'll be disappointed. They are so much more than just "Love Me Dead" which is also awesome, but Broken Bride is epic. It is about a scientist who builds a time machine to go back and save his young wife from a car accident in which she dies tragically. He travels from the time of dinosaurs all the way through to literal Armageddon to try to save her.
Fuck it. If you have time, here is the complete EP. And of course, if you like it, BUY IT!