The origin of the steampunk fish is a somewhat standard one for my brain. I awoke one morning with a vision of a goggles-wearing, flying, steampunk goldfish. Later that day I realized he belonged in IPMDT, and he fit perfectly into the flow of the strip at this point. He had a name, which I thought I had written down somewhere, but I can’t currently find. I remember it being amusing, though. You’ll just have to trust me on that.