First, thank you all very much, you gave me a LOT to think about.
One of the best ways to focus an idea is to argue with somebody about it. I’d read through your comments and think, “No, not that,” and then think, “Wait, why not that?” Some of the time there was a good reason, but just as often I had to stretch my plot to discover that there was a good reason to include that. My background plots suddenly got a lot deeper not just because you all had good ideas, but because I had to think about them all. All of which is to say, thank you very much.: