Writers have put down their pen. Painters have brushed aside their brush and minstrels are rehearsing mutinous songs.
Flags across Tassie have slid to half mast and black armband sales have reported all-time high.
Agitated senators are clearing their throat and testing the robustness of their pipes.
Even Spirit of Tasmania refuses to budge and stays put at Devonport.
The cry has gone out that Jason Krejza may not be Abel Tasman but Able Tasman he surely is.
And the Island of Inspiration would brook no such nonsense!
Since his sensational debut, Krejza has been treated as a pariah.
But then every dog has its day and today is 'World Jason Krejza Day'.
Will Australia survive Tasmania's wrath?