From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
Because this is Gene's story, he's the clear protagonist, even if we don't always like the things that he does. While we might judge him for his actions, we're still in all likelihood on his side. At the very least, we understand his situation and sympathize with it.