My workspace is changing! I just changed offices on July 1 to assume duties as a full-time administrator (Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement). This followed a short stint of years as an Associate Dean, which was a half-time appointment. So, I was spending half of my time in the Psychology Department, and then the other half in another building. So, I’ve been in 3 different offices over the past 3 years! I try to create a welcoming environment by situating the office so that students or colleagues feel comfortable. A constant throughout these transitions, however, is my research lab. It has a huge white board (two-tiered), various instruments and computer software, and a locked closet. I refer to it as “the vault”, because it’s behind a hallway that is somewhat hidden, then there’s another locked door, and there are no windows. It’s a great place to focus. I suppose a third workspace in this modern world is wherever I can write. I enjoy finding quiet spaces with nice views anywhere I travel. If I have my laptop, I can write!
Two years later, when Blackbeard was speaking to Jesus Burgess (through the den-den mushi) at the Corrida Colosseum the latter told him of Luffy's presence which intrigued him as he greeted the young pirate who was angered to hear him. Blackbeard spoke to Luffy with a jovial tone telling him that Burgess would win the tournament and claim the Mera Mera no Mi before Luffy firmly told him that he would not allow them to claim his brother's power. It is shown Luffy's hatred for Blackbeard has increased after learning he had his crew attack Baltigo (the revolutionary army base) which placed his father Dragon and other brother Sabo in danger.