You may have noticed that the weekly Von Schmidt chapter is late by almost two weeks. We apologize for this inconvenience. The author cannot complete the ninth chapter of his book on account of presently not having any hands. But don't worry, our top sawbones, pain engineers, medical dilettantes, and curious passersby are working even now on producing a new pair of hands that will allow him to finish his novel. The author would like us to inform you that several changes we have suggested will be introduced to the book on account of the author having a strong self-preservation instinct and aversion to extreme pain. We commend him on this decision and wish him the best of luck with all his future endeavors.
For now however, due to the aforementioned condition, we are commandeering this blog for the rat cause.