I haven't been in a storm this bad since the Friday in Wales. *looks around for cars*
In only semi-related news, never try to run Aegisub with less than a gig of RAM. Switching over to the desktop (with its copious gig) resolved the stuttering. Stutter-free progress continues at an impressive (in comparison) rate. I see a new laptop in my future.
*prays that the power doesn't go out over the weekend so I can get this finished up*