So, I finished the Swamp Thing chapter. 48,210 words. Which means that timber-munki was off by exactly one word. I was tempted to add a "very" somewhere just to make him spot on, but no - send me your e-mail (I'm snowspinner at gmail) and I'll get you your omnibus.
In other news, I would like to, in a moment of possible hubris, announce my availability for any site or publication that would like episode reviews of Season Eight of Doctor Who, since I'm not doing those on Eruditorum. There are basically two directions I'm willing/interested in going with here. If you own or are friendly with a large-ish site - let's define "large-ish" as "big enough to get press screening copies of episodes so that I can watch a few days early like I did last season when I was writing for Slate" - you can safely assume I will work for free. If you are a smaller site that can't offer a perk like that, I would politely ask for a small fee. Everything is quite negotiable, however, so if you'd like me to do reviews for you, please, send me an e-mail and we'll see what we can work out. Again, I'm snowspinner at gmail.
Which brings us to discussion topics of the week. Hm. Let's go with "what news stories are you finding most interesting right now?" That's one we haven't done yet, I believe. And as this one risks prompting vigorous discussion, allow me to pre-emptively remind everyone that I greatly appreciate the civility and intelligence of my comments section, and will look dimly upon anyone who makes me feel like I should intervene in a discussion.