I cheat at International Saiyuki week by making other people write posts for me!
desdenova talks about the overall structure of the series for me, with particular reference to the placement of the "Be There" arc. Like all the great discussions this week, including those I haven't had time to comment on, it's a "Oh! Of course I knew that, I just never articulated it," kind of moment, and I mean that in a good way.
(Especial thanks to all who commented yesterday and who I didn't have time to respond to personally. I hope to be able to do so, but all the same, thanks en masse.)