Well, it's been almost a year since my last episode was released to the world --- a statistic which will have been reset by the date on this missive --- and just over 7 months since my last rant. What have I been doing?
The 4th and 6th items involved massive catching-up from DVD releases. I haven't followed much TV since the 1980s but these all keep my mind fertile and fresh.
As for writing, I've set a goal of trying to produce one jumbo-sized episode per month or so. "Jumbo" in the case of 970 meant 56K in size, which is the same amount of text as 4-5 typical "old" episodes. So you're getting the same amount of story text as you would if I released one story per week, but this way I can actually produce more material before the episode numbers reach 1000 and I stop for good.