We have arrived more or less at the midpoint of the term, the season, the volume, what have you. As anyone who has taken a class or read a book on plot structure knows, big things are about to happen. Stakes will be raised. Or at least I hope so.

I am actually very happy with how this volume is coming together, even though at times it seems pretty aimless. Where’s the big bad, for instance? Or at least the monster that stands in for the thematic one: a xenophobia burrito stuffed with racism and sexism.

Well, let’s see what we can do in this midpoint.