I started this piece nearly two months ago, and quickly decided that @andymillikan should collaborate with me on it. If you know his work, you'll recognize his hand. We finished 95% of it in the first couple weeks, then suffered over some transitions for most of the rest of the time. Amazingly, we're both happy with where it ended up.
This piece isn't meant to be earth-shattering or anything. It's just meant to be enjoyably good. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.