I was excited when the editors of the American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-Journal (ASAGE) asked me to contribute to the most recent edition of their publication. Myself and two others wrote short riposte's to a new article by Thomas Benjamin Yee regarding an agentially-enriched narrative analytical hermeneutic as deployed in an analysis of a work by Beethoven, and he then got to reply to all of us in turn. This is a great idea to spark academic discourse I don't see often in a graduate journal! I admire Yee's analysis, though, in my reply I take issue with what I perceive as several problematic theoretical imbibings, methodological glosses, and assumed conceptual givens. This cycle of scholarly feedback has been great for me as I have gotten to learn a lot about a few different analytical approaches than what I'm more accustomed to deploying. Thanks for including me, ASAGE, and thanks for your article and willingness to engage in a conversation, Thomas Benjamin Yee!