So much to say, but.... no.
The fact of pressing exams and deadlines has, unfortunately, hit me like a brick to the back of the head. There's a lot I'd like to write about, but if you don't hear from me for a couple of days, it's because I've secluded myself in the belly of some deep, hidden library in a desperate attempt to figure out what a "system of estates" is and why anyone would ever care about one.
UPDATE: Given my chronic lack of time at the moment, I can only fear that I'm going to agree with Heidi when she says:
So many more tiny threads make sense. The timing is better. Weird stuff comes together. The theatrical version was just too short.
Those of you who know what she's talking about don't need to be told. The rest of you haven't been marking your calendars.
But given the overwhelming time pressure I feel at the moment, the prospect of feeling a compelling urge to watch five hours of movie fills me with a paradoxical dread.