An all-night edit session, and the piece with Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, David Attenborough, Dava Sobel and a lobster is almost good to go.
Almost, but I do need another pass on dub and grade. I always need another pass on dub and grade. So... oh, dang, it's stopped skimming. And it's stuttering on every cut.
Well, it does have about 40 Events open, thousands of clips across five drives. And it's been behaving itself more-or-less for the last eight hours. Fair enough, let's quit and relaunch.
Oh, right. Background process. Get all cancelley on that fucker. Now Quit.
Cancel the background render. Fucking cancel. CANCEL!
Eventually, a response from FCPX. A spinning coloured disc.
Q. U. I. T.!.
Eleven minutes later, it quits. FFS.
 No, I'm not making that up. Promise.