How does that ’80s song go? “I’m blinded! By science!”
That’s how I feel right about now, having just written five pages of tech exposition. It’s vital to the story, otherwise I wouldn’t have written it. The conflict between two characters begins (or more precisely, resumes after a twenty-year absence), the seeds of the conclusion have been planted even if no one in story realizes it yet, and a character who in my outline seemed like such a strong and vital character has become as senile, as feeble, and as manipulated as Geoffrey Bayldon’s Doctor (from Doctor Who Unbound: Auld Mortality).
Blinded! By science!
Who sang that damn song anyway? Now it’s stuck in my head….