Carol probably hurt Thomas’s feelings a lot more than he’s letting on. Victoria was meant to say Reggie’s line to reinforce the idea that the Boothe family has certain beliefs about how burials & memorials should work, but her location in relation to John made it awkward, so I had him say it instead. I have continually forgotten the placement of the characters in relation to each other since I never really established where they are. In some ways it’s better, but if you actually tried to map things out I expect it would make for a table that makes no logical sense in space.
If you follow me on twitter you’ll be aware that I have removed the feed from the website. Although I have over 2K followers maybe 20 people are actually engaged there now. Many of the accounts are functionally dead. Twitter has become unbearable for most people. In the early days it was actually useful for building a brand or getting your work noticed, but that is no longer the case. It instigates fights to increase user interaction in the most negative way, because angry people stay engaged longer. Until they leave. I didn’t delete it, so if you want to see my ridiculous puns, or whatever else I post there, you can still follow me. I’ll keep using it for the users who still pay attention to it, but I’m not comfortable promoting it as a platform, or whatever it’s pretending to be. At this point you’re safer not getting noticed on twitter because if you do a mob will dig through your entire life in an attempt to get you to kill yourself. That’s not the expressed goal, there’s never actually an expressed goal, but the general gist is destroying a person’s life as much as possible, not accepting any apology they make, which is essentially a laconic public execution.