You’ll find the story that Erik sent on the next page of this rabbit hole. I read it after Wizzo finished. It hit me in the chest like a basketball thrown at me when I wasn’t looking; I was stunned and gasping and my ribs ached. Erik is a great writer.
“The drill” of which Erik speaks is that Wizzo is notorious for not responding to emails. If you are his friend, you accept that he is probably not going to acknowledge your email. It’s just one of his many idiosyncrasies that make him a bit of a jackass. And when I say “jackass,” it’s with deep admiration and respect. I mean jackass in a good way. Just like when I call him butthead. – Indy
So now let me satisfy your curiosity:
1: Erik Eustice is the bandleader playing the guitar in the video below.
2: He and Connor Dixon are the cognoscenti who decided Wizard Academy should be equipped with every musical instrument known to man. Yes, this includes bagpipes. Students create ad hoc bands at night when they’re here for classes. Erik’s shadow is very long.
3: This is a link to the May 14 Monday Morning Memo that moved Erik to write the story you’ll find when you click the email at the top of this page.
4: If you click the image at the top of that memo and enter the May 14 rabbit hole, you’ll find the first Ze Frank video mentioned by Erik about halfway down the hole and the second Ze Frank on the final RH page, just below the last photo in that series of images featuring Gideon and the long shadows.
5. Erik is an amazing dancer. (You’ll see video proof of this on the next page.)