I know you may have wanted to read otherwise, so I'm disappointed to relay the fact that work on the upcoming post has stalled over the past month. Burnt out and somewhat stuck down in frigid Melbourne (due to a lack of funds) is foisting absolutely no good upon my ability to work, so I've tried to bide my time by reading some extra material for the post, expanding my notes even further, and doing yet more graphics work. Furthermore, I realized a couple of weeks ago that a particular anniversary relevant to the post is coming up on September 1st, and so had decided to set that as the publish date (as I successfully did with that third Svalbard post last September). Unfortunately though if I'm not (financially) able to get my arse up north sooner than later for a change of surroundings as well as to get out of this ice box then I don't see how I'm going to be able to muster the gumption to complete the second draft/overhaul – nor the eight or so subsequent re-writes that this monstrous 40,000-word post will need to go through – before the stated deadline. We'll see, but I don't think it's looking good.
Anyhow, I suppose that all I can do for the time being is post another teaser image, so, here it is: