TODAY'S NEWS: I struggled with scripting today's comic for quite a while. The original idea was totally different, and ended with a punchline about "Second Life." I've had a headache and felt queasy much of the afternoon (no, I haven't consumed ANY Halloween candy, let alone an excess of it), so I wasn't happy with it. So I when I came up with this, I threw it together and called it good. I really appreciate all the comments and emails saying that you miss reading Ask Dr. Eldritch, so I wanted to get SOMETHING out here for you. I hope you all had a great Halloween!