It's 1 AM of my local time. I rub my eyes and squint at the screen. Several hours earlier, I've decided to check my mail. And then it happened. I came across the link saying Everything2. I've realized my addiction
when I saw some thirty browser windows open, all of them E2. Let's see if something (hinted at in writeups, but scarcely named) comes after me and eats me.
(an adjoining thought...it might be possible for some kind of self-awareness to evolve in a sufficiently complicated computer system. Makes me wonder - late at night, especially.