Another thought for another post here. I’ve noticed that we’ve got some educated people among our authors. I myself have a PhD in Japanese literature; Hypnothrill has an article coming out in a edited volume; nycboot, if I remember correctly, has written a dissertation; absman420 went to grad school for music; bucke and Ng5 are in the science field. So, I wanted to see who else has gone to grad school amongst our author pool and to ask if they ever had thought about incorporating what they study into what they write for GSS. For my part, my main areas of research are Imperial court poetry and music, but I recently came up with an idea for a story set in the 15th or 16th century that deals with piracy on the seas between China and Japan.