Ever experienced something that you thought was had to be a nightmare, but was in fact real?
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Progress in Research: Chapter Five, Page Seventeen written and commissioned by Dr. Faustus of EroticMadScience.com and drawn by Lon Ryden is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.)
A girl in a beaker on one’s desk is an old pulp trope. A more literal example of it:
Image found at one of my favorite tumblrs, Fifi-Feeling is First.