This blog is now officially dead.
We are retiring Our Descent Into Madness because it no longer reflects who we are or what we want to say and do. We look at it now and see versions of ourselves that have long since departed. The archives will remain up, but comments have been permanently turned off.
We had a wonderful time here for nearly three years; thanks to all the fascinating people who read and commented during that time.
Please visit Daisy at her new blogging project, Dear Diaspora. Emily will return to the world of blogging as well, in her own time.