I love H.P. Lovecraft’s story “Herbert West: Reanimator” The story of a mad science nerd obsessed with conquering death using his special serum. Still kind of creeps me out to this day.
Of course it all goes horribly wrong. Does it ever go right? Have you ever read a story where some crazy scientist plays God and it all works out well for everyone involved? And at the end of the story the mad scientist is lauded as a hero? No?
Okay, but when I do it, it’ll be different. You’ll see! YOU’LL ALL SEEEEEEEE!!!! (This is the part where I laugh maniacally for an hour while mixing bleach with ammonia in a vane attempt to reanimate my pet hamster)