Boy are you lucky. I was going to talk about rats in the barn and the coop today. But it will have to wait. Instead, Charlie Stross posted something worth reading...about the overabundance of Steampunk these days. And while I think Steampunk is fine, there's a wee bit too much of it about. I'm glutted with it. And Charlie makes some really good points about how a lot of the work glamorizes a truly dismal time in history when people died miserably, in poverty, and very young. It wasn't all tea and Empire back then.
So go read Charlie's post with kind thoughts you might not otherwise have had. Because the alternative was :::shudder::: rats.