|Hmm. Either it's an alien lifeform, or appendicitis.
Sorry to say there won't be a long post from me this week. I'm neck-deep in a regen tank after having an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday at my local hospital. (Well, I'm really just recovering at home, but the regen tank is SO much cooler to think about.) I'm doing fine and I'll be back next week. Carry on.