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On a completely non-comic-related note, I spent the whole weekend contra dancing! It was exhilarating and exhausting, the music was amazing– we danced to the foot-stomping jigs and reels of Wild Asparagus– and I can’t wait to do it again. If you’re interested, here’s a short video I took from Saturday night.