Several readers took special note of Pavel the Collier. Could he be a subtle nod toward Argon's Pelle the Collier? Why, yes indeed! I needed someone hanging out in the woods all by himself and ... voila! ... how about a collier? They need charcoal on Chaos, right?
If you haven't read Argon's work, I would definitely encourage you to check it out.
On the matter of my Father's Day coffee mug, it turns out I wasn't the only dad who got Dr. Who merchandise on Sunday. And, yes, hot tea works just fine in it. :)