In the middle of all of this, headphones still on, I had a thought about the Strange School Play By Email game I'm running. We're at the start of the second year of the school's operation (after only 3 years of play! To be fair, we doubled our speed for the Spring semester), and a few new players have joined. I've been adding new NPCs as well.
"That's what the campus needs!" I said. "A were-octopus!"
"Of course it does," said mnemex, puzzled that it had taken me so long to figure this out. "What school doesn't need a were-octopus?"