While I didn’t make it to Honolulu, HI physically for this year’s AAS meeting, one great upside of the hybrid conference model was preparing a virtual presentation that I now get to share with a broader public. Often, the attendance for panels can vary, for a number of reasons, so getting to share a conference paper online is such a great work around. This paper is part of a larger article where I look at moral and material excess through an ecocritical lens, currently under review with Environmental Humanities.