A programming note: there hasn't been a lot of new content here because of a great deal of new content in the real world. My adventures included (but are not limited to) a flat tire, a matinee showing of Episode III (about what I guessed it would be), and huge work projects. The leftover time went into the Mother of Unfinishable Stories rather than the Hive. I simply hadn't much to say, and would rather fall silent from time to time than write pages of nothing; I may have more tomorrow or Friday, depending.
From now on I'll try to give notice beforehand, rather than apologies after. In the meantime there are some interesting posts at Dawn Eden and Muley's World (a hot newcomer).