I’ve been away for a little while because:
A) I moved. Packing and moving and unpacking take a very long time. And then, when you have a house, you have to do stuff to make it better. This leaves little free time. Maybe that’s why old people rarely do anything fun; they’re stuck at home on evenings and weekends redoing the kitchen and hammering stuff into fences.
B) Harry Potter. I’m avoiding the internet because it’s likely that some asshole will post a major spoiler for the last book, in some place that I’ll see it even if I avoid everything to do with Harry Potter. I’m hoping that Rowling learned her lesson from the 6th book and made each plot twist hard to summarize in one line, e.g. “X kills Y on pg. Z”. It should be more like “X is actually Y’s great grandfather because Y used time travel magic to have a one night stand with X’s ancestor, but that made X uncomfortable given he was boinking Y’s sister, so he magically goes back in time to magically sterilize Y, which creates a paradox that leaves X neither alive nor dead but sorta squishy and pale, and very uncomfortable.” This would be very hard to communicate in any form that could be read inadvertently.
Anyway, I’ll be back when the house is done and the book is read.