I thought I’d post these here. In actual scientific studies, there is a lot of very precise methodology, that truly matters in the long term. For the sake of my ramblings, they have not been “proven” as anything, and I will make it obvious (if only to cover my bases, srry but srsly) that none of the things I have yet said are something I claim to be science, at least, not yet. Mostly they contain bits of google-worthy science and things I’ve learned in my classes, and a crap ton of sass. But you get what you get, and that’s what I’ve got so far. I’m pretty sure that knowing some of these things (even if it’s selfish as hell) would provide me a decent enough framework to adequately pace myself, and replicate this kind of analysis on an TBD list of anything. If not, we’re going to find out. But you guys, this is how research is done. You do your best, and you revise constantly. It’s basically life as we know it, but measured.