[On the first floor lounge of Ermis Suites, a pair of books on crystal formation lie on a table with several small anemoi crystals scattered around it. On top of those lie books on crystal chemical structure. In turn on top of those lie ones on silicon doping, molecular bonding, electron orbitals, basic physics, intermediate physics, quantum mechanics, particle physics, chromodynamics, field theory... A familiar bearded young man is haphazardly sprawled in one of the overstuffed lounge chairs, rolling one of the gems across his knuckles while he stares wide-eyed into a book on applied n-dimensional supersymmetry...]
[The feed shows Gordon, looking happy and strangely excited about something. One of the apartments, ostensibly his own, make up the background.]
You were right, Ran. I WAS a scientist! No, nowait I AM a scientist! Just because I'm here now doesn't change anything! I, uh, I'm not sure exactly what kind of scientist yet, but that's not even all that important now. Look at this.
[He holds up a pale green sphere the size of a baseball. It's auspiciously the same shade of green as the slime covering everything outside.] A little chemical tinkering with that bouncy slime stuff overnight, and I came up with this. A cohesive quasisolid with insane mechanical potential energy! It's some kind of rotational spring action in the molecular bonding lattice that--oh hell, just look.
[He sets the camera down on a table youtube-vid style and steps back, throwing it at an angle at the floor. It bounces to the wall, then to the ceiling, then to the wall, then to the floor, in a rapidly-accelerating diamond-formation of doom. The ball seems to inflate for a split-second each time it hits, to the size of a bowling ball.] Is that awesome? Yeah, it's awesome. Imagine what would happen if you tossed one of these bad boys in a closed room with some monsters in it! Hahah, there'd be nothing left! Order yours today! Oh hey, maybe I really should sell these things...