It has come to my attention that some of you have not read anything by Kage Baker. I will state the matter simply: if you aren't reading Kage Baker, you haven't yet learned how to live. Please proceed in an orderly fashion to your nearest bookstore and get started on the Company novels, the short story collections, and anything else you can find that she has written. Stop by and see me when you're done. We'll squee together.
If you choose not to take this life-affirming step, there's nothing I can do to help you.