Walter's Lab Notes from Fringe episode 109 The Dreamscape, features both origami frogs and a real one, a photo of deceased Massive Dynamic employee Mark Young, and the same Synaptic Transfer diagram from the first set of lab notes. In the notes, Walter mentions the bible again (Exodus 8:13), Barbara Striesand's "The Way We Were", William Shakepeare's Macbeth, and of course a reference to Thanksgiving.
- Project 269 - Exploration 19 -
I had not expected the opportunity to return to this project so soon. The resurfacing of Agent Scott - for whatever distress it has caused Agend Dunham - confirms my suspicion that lysergic acid diethylamide can induce flashbacks of alien, as well as indigenous, memories - like the corners of my mind - misty water-colored memories... Curse you Striesand, your wretched lyrics afflict my soul!
How fortunate that Olivia brought these toads here. "And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine oven, and into thy kneadingtroughs." And thy laboratories! I have modified the regression formula to include doses of bufotenin and 5-MeO-DMT from the bufo alvarius. Like the Scots witches, I will stir the pot:
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing ...
...with oyster crackers on the side, of course. The new brew will assuredly amplify the psychedelic effects, allowing even deeper penetration into repressed memory. Perhaps I should inform Olivia; but she has little patience for such details. The whole process should take four to five hours. Not unlike the time required for baking a turkey - assuming, of course, the bird has been properly thawed and brined. I must remind Astringent not to drain the tank when we are done; no need to waste perfectly good saline solution!
Yet there is but one subject this time. The puzzle is one of recursion: the linking of the brain to itself. What happens when a person goes through her own portal? Herein lies the danger of a strange loop, and endless spiral of meta-realities, each self gazing into a deeper self. The experience could lead to the destruction of identity. Or perhaps its affirmation - for what is self but an endless recursion, looking at oneself in a mirror within a mirror within a mirror...