This happens so infrequently that you may not remember, but occasionally I use this space to plug a friend’s project. As it happens, a good friend of mine—Conrad the digitalboy novelist—has recently started a web serial. It just completed its third week (of a 2 posts/week schedule), and it seems to be going strong. It’s very silly, but we all know I love and endorse silly. The story so far is about a guy called Cirno Excalibur and his purple-lightning-infused gardening hose attachment, Steve. They exchange witty banter and kill demons.