I'm going for some serious self-discipline this time. I'm giving up the Internet.
Well, ok, not exactly. I'm keeping things like e-mail, because you never know when someone will say 'Just e-mail that to me before we next meet, ok?' and all those boring functional things like online practice exam papers. Blah blah, that's not relevant to you guys anyway. In terms of dA, though, I'm giving everything up except for access to journals, feedback and notes, and even that's only in case anyone here needs counselling in a hurry (don't scoff - it happens). For similar reasons I'm keeping access to the Pokeumans Skype group - not to socialise, but in case I'm needed badly by someone. So that means that yes, I am technically contactable between now and Easter (5th April, fyi), but try and save it for something urgent or for returning part of FTTS (if the people involved with that could get back to me with those parts as soon as possible then that would be lovely, thank you). Feel free to leave comments and all that, including on Things Not To Do, but bear in mind that I might not answer them for a month.
All that said, if I am needed then don't hesitate to grab me
. I will be checking in case of just such an eventuality, and I'm not going to leave you in the lurch just for my obligations.
On the plus side, by that point I will definitely have finished the final chapter of Nuzlocke: The Gold Standard, and will quite possibly have finished the next chapter of Winner Takes All (don't panic, Back And Forth will have its turn). Not to mention that I'll have plenty of time to get on with the all-important proof-reading of FTTS, so that should speed up over the next month as well. Without you lot distracting me I might have time to write for a change.
Sally forth without me, ladies and gentlemen. If I'm not needed in an emergency then I'll see you all early April. And remember that, even in Lent, Rick Astley is never going to give us up.
See you then.