I’m not normally the jumpy type, and I haven’t been afraid of the dark since I was 4 or 5 years old. (When I was 9, a had to spend 45 minutes crammed under a stage so I could make an entrance through a trap door. After that, not a lot phases me.) But about 20 minutes ago, all of the power in my apartment suddenly went out, and for the first time in a while, I was genuinely a little freaked out. Have I really become that accustomed to the various LEDs around my apartment that a total blackout is reason enough to get the wiggins? (Well, alright, TOTAL blackout is overstating a bit – my laptop was running on battery, so the display was still throwing SOME light. But even still…)