makeste: [a shark with a beach ball on its nose] (I isolated the reverse power coupling!)
makeste ([personal profile] makeste) wrote2011-06-13 07:43 pm

Makeste: Don't update journal for like a month and a HALF.

Also, fuck up all the formatting in the previous post by messing with your iPhone. JUST FOR GOOD MEASURE. Bluh.

Anyway (IS ANYONE EVEN OUT THERE READING THIS ANYMORE??), I missed like five chapters apparently, so what I am going to do is post a review a day for five days. And then on the sixth day, I am going to the beach! AND THEN ON THE SEVENTH DAY I WILL COME BACK AND DO THE SIXTH REVIEW. It almost worked out nicely, but what are you gonna do.

So I think we are starting with KHR 336!

ALSO, I am just doing all of these in bullet points from now on because it is much less time consuming and thus I am that much less likely to flake out. As you might have noticed, this is becoming a very important factor for me recently. XD

  • This cover is hilarious to me in ways I can't begin to describe. And also it sorta reminds me of that Kyuubi transformation Naruto had a habit of doing a while back (or maybe still... wow, I should really catch up with Naruto again, come to think). With the tails making him crazy and whatnot. YOU KNOW THE ONE, but if you don't rest assured it's not really relevant anyway!
  • I imagine that there are a lot of flashing lights and aa-ooh-gah noises going down in Vindice HQ right now! I hope we get a miniature grand tour of the place as we follow Spade on his way out. Like a mini KHR Impel Down arc.
  • Mukuro being an owl is also a lot funnier this chapter than it was last chapter. Like, crazy funny. I keep looking at his Serious Owl Face going "DAEMON SPADE!!" and cracking the fuck up. oh goodness.
  • Enma and Chrome look ridiculously young and adorable in these reaction panels. Like, too babyfaced to even be involved in this madness. I want to take them and lock them up somewhere in a safe place filled with graham crackers and puppies and just tell them to wait it out while the big kids take care of everything, and don't worry it'll be just fine.
  • By the way is Nametwin just not important enough to get a reaction panel too or what. :/
  • Dude they even drew a fucking diagram and everything! Seriously, it was not that hard to follow!
  • Mukuro as an owl was funny enough, but Mukuro as an Exposition Owl may just be the funniest thing I have ever seen in my life. I am. in tears. ;___;
  • Was that Yamamoto saying all those logical smart things about Spade being stuck in prison, or Reborn? I really hope it was Yamamoto, because even though he's wrong they were still very rational and reasonable points to bring up while everyone else was panicking, and him saying those things would make me love him even more than I already do.
  • "Hey, Enma... could you fill me in on WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING HERE because seriously." Julie! You've already been on the fast track to becoming a top ten favorite ever since Adelheid flashbacked about you, but I have to say you're doing better than I would have ever thought!
  • I also love that Enma assumes these guys came to take Julie instead of him. Lol. "So they really are coming to take Julie, or at least THEY HAD BETTER BE, because I sure as hell ain't going with them. 8|" And Julie's all, "THE FUCK NOW??!" I died orz.
  • Oh you Vindice. The balls on you guys! "Say, let's let bygones be bygones... I know we were imprisoning your family members one by one for an extremely arbitrary and ridiculous reason a little while ago, but now that we need your help we're just going to act like we've been chums this whole time!" If I were Tsuna I would just be like, "Oh hell no screw you guys," but that's why I'm not Tsuna, I suppose. That and a host of other common sense reasons like him being fictional and a dude and fictional and all.
  • "We could handle the situation with our power..." Um, well no, I'm guessing that is a bald-faced lie. I'm telling you, though, these guys have nads the size of Adelheid's boobs.
  • I think it's less his duty to the Vongola that's driving him and more like his own freaking insanity, but tomato, to-mah-to.
  • "Shut up, Arcobaleno. You didn't see him, okay. You did not see that face. It was seriously fucked up, okay??" Teehee, or maybe I'm overestimating those nads after all.
  • Seriously, he already is a boss. The best boss. EVER.
  • "And what about you, Enma?" "Um, well, OBVIOUSLY I WANT THE SAME THING." Derp.
  • OH MY GOD THIS PAGE IS JUST FILLED TO BRIMMING WITH GORGEOUS DETERMINED SHOUNEN EYES. *_* *_* *_* *clicks away from and back to it over and over again giddily*
  • Tsuna's babyfaced determined eyes are my very favorite of all. Every time I see that face i just want to write piles and piles of fic, I swear. It's amazing. *heaps love on shotaboss*
  • But fuck you, Baron von Whositwhatsit, I wanted to see that prison break arc. :(
  • Oh yeah, Bermuda was his name. Heeheehee.
  • Seriously, either something in the air tonight has got me high as a motherfuck, or this chapter is the funniest shit to grace Amano's retarded masterpiece in ages. MAYBE IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF BOTH.

  • Sunglasses and Sistema C.A.I.! And as always, he whips it out instantaneously in the nick of time. Gokudera, if you don't stop being magnificent right this second I too am going to defy plausibility and have an erection right here and now.
  • Of course, Yamamoto appears to have done the same amount of protecting using only two swords, but it's okay, that's just how things are supposed to be.
  • Man I seriously need to stop orgasming over this page already and move on.
  • ...No, seriously, Enma needs to go in the puppy room RIGHT THE FUCK NOW. :/
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  • XD
  • Okay, lol doesn't even begin to cut it here, just. "KHR!" doesn't even work, and that one abbreviation is usually more than sufficient to cover no small amount of weirdness and/or hilarity. But this, this is just like. KHR SQUARED.
  • So I assume this is actually just the halfway point of this arc we're reaching just now? It seems too abrupt to be the climax, at any rate. Then again, looking at the pace this arc has had so far, I suppose I should never underestimate Amano. Still, now seems as good a time as ever to jot down a quick wishlist for Inheritance Arc, Part II. Then you guys can all laugh at my hopelessly outdated requests, and/or spoil me for what is actually to come! HERE WE GO:
  • MORE JULIE. All of the other Simon family members have had their chance to shine already, and given that they're all currently locked away in prison, it means less characters for Amano to get distracted with. Smaller cast means more screentime for each remaining member, right?
  • Since this is fast becoming a character wishlist instead of plot, let's just put Talbot in here for shits and giggles as well.
  • What I do want to see plot-wise is more explanation about that whole flood of blood thing. Because that just got tossed aside and needs to be referred to again. God forbid it become Gokudera's parents all over again, with just an afterthought resolution mentioned for like two pages in the last chapter of the arc.
  • Coyote kind of died/went mysteriously missing too, didn't he? Let's check up on that at some point.
  • REMEMBER THAT CLIFF FROM THAT ONE CHAPTER WHERE THEY SHOWED THE WHOLE LAYOUT OF THE ISLAND? I am still secretly hoping for a finale set there at some point. Hope will never die.
  • Maybe being stuck as an owl for a prolonged span of time will teach Mukuro the true meaning of Christmas finally hey you never know.
  • Or else Hibari will change his mind about being to tired to fight him or whatever and they'll have a go at it. Lulz wlll ensue.
  • ...Hell, either way it looks like lulz are going to ensue no matter how we go at this! In fact, thay already have ensued! THEY ARE ENSUING AS WE SPEAK. All of the lulz!
  • So in conclusion, GOOOOOOOO KHR. Baby, this is why I can never quit you.

  • Lastly, Happy Belated Birthday to, like. EVERYONE. sob orz I am so sorry. XDDD

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 12:12 am (UTC)(link)
    Oh, I missed this! Terribly.

    I had a similar reaction the Vindice handling the troubles with their power. Those...liars! DX

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 12:20 am (UTC)(link)
    Sorry! I will try my very hardest to be consistent for this one week, at least. XD I mean, if I can't do that there's just no hope for me at all, so.

    And yeah, it's like, they spend all this time throwing people into prison for no reason (NO REASON. Seriously! Bermuda just APPEARED while Giotto and Cozart were shaking hands and was like, "AHA! BUT IF EITHER OF YOU BREAKS YOUR WORD, JAIL FOR EVERYBODY"), and then they fuck up and let this guy break out of their prison for the third freaking time and then they come running back to Tsuna and Enma and demand that they handle it, or else. WOW. Just. Wow. "SMH" does not even begin to cover it. XD

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
    It's like, how rude can they get? Bermuda couldn't even let Giotto and Cozart bromance.

    It really doesn't make any sense at all. And I think I just realized that, which is a real sad reality. XD

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
    He just makes up his own rules whenever he feels like it and expects everyone else to play along. And I personally don't remember a meeting where all the characters gathered together and elected him Boss of Everything, but clearly his recollection is very different from mine. XD

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
    Dunno about you, but I'm starting to think Vindice will be in the list of institutions TsunaBoss will find an excuse to restructure in the future. Maybe put it under better management, you know.

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
    He sure as hell had better put that at the top of his to-do list when he finally becomes boss. "THINGS TO DO: 1. VINDICE. WE DON'T REALLY NEED THESE GUYS, DO WE?" No, Tsuna. No, we do not.

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
    I've missed you! Welcome back :3

    Regarding some of your questions...well, they've been answered in later chapters.


    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 01:33 am (UTC)(link)

    I WILL READ THEM! Just. Later in the week. OH MAN NOW I'M CURIOUS THOUGH. XD

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
    I can't wait to see your thoughts on them! Epic and epically funny things have been happening.

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
    Oh man, I can't wait. Pretty much every chapter of KHR is epically funny to me, but epic and epically funny? OH, SIGN ME UP. *_*

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
    Oh definitely, there is ALWAYS something to make fun of in KHR chapters.

    Especially Daemon Spade from now on.

    Be prepared--'s all I'm saying.

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
    Does Daemon Spade get even more ridiculous.

    Is that even possible.

    ? D:

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
    You can bet all the baseball metaphors Yamamoto has in him that it's possible.

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
    And Mukuro: Exposition Owl?

    He evolves into Mukuro: Soccer Narrator Owl

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 05:26 pm (UTC)(link)
    He evolves into Mukuro: Soccer Narrator Owl.


    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
    I want to read those hypothetical fanfics you mentioned. Hell, I even wrote some myself, inspired in no small ammount by Tsuna's awesome Shounen!Determination!Glare. Links by request.

    AND YES. TSUNA IS THE BEST BOSS EVER. MY GOD HE IS SO ~MANLY~ IN THIS ARC. (Or as manly as he can get...)

    this is me, snickering at a couple of your predictions...

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
    There is one Tsunafic I am dying to write which is an alternate ending to this arc in which he offers himself up to the Vindice in return for getting all of his family members and the Simon family members released, and they accept, and he gets locked up and some indeterminate period of time later, Reborn comes a'knockin' to bust him out, and Tsuna is actually reluctant because for once there was finally no pressure on him anymore and he didn't have to worry about keeping everyone safe or letting everyone down and what have you, and as they're on the run from the pursuing Vindice they have various character development moments and Tsuna finally just mans up and has an 'okay fine if this is what I have to do then I guess I'll stop fighting it and become the boss and make things better even if it means accepting the reality that my life isn't really my own any more' moment-slash-epiphany. Hot damn I would love to write that. But for the time being I'll just have to settle for it being one of my go-to KHR angsty plot daydreams, since I have too many other fics I need to work on, especially now that Undercover's started again.

    That said, this chapter has me craving Shounen!Determination!Glare-ish Tsuna things like whoa, so please link away, if you don't mind. :)

    He really is. This arc has definitely been the best when it comes to Tsuna's awesomeness. I hope there is still more in the chapters to come that have... already come? XD

    Sob, at this rate I will not have the willpower to last out the week. I MAY POSSIBLY NEED TO PADLOCK MY COMPUTER UNTIL TOMORROW NIGHT. Or something.

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 12:47 pm (UTC)(link)
    Oooh, angst, of course. Reminds me of that oooold post you wrote about fic you wanted to read/write and the feelings you wanted to convey in them. :)

    Funnily, my own fics about Tsuna's Shounen Glare aren't so much about shounen fights or shounen determination as they just involve people who know Tsuna as "Dame Tsuna" or as "Vongola kid" trying to make sense of him. Tsuna has so many interesting facets, and we're always seeing them from up close, that when you step back and watch from a few degrees of separation he could come across as ANYTHING. Cold boss, rich brat, dorky school kid, sexy teen...

    - - Man shows up to show Tsuna a bunch of pictures of mafia girls. Tsuna's supposed to choose one as a wife. He shounen-glares at the books. Reborn smirks at him.

    - - so what's it mean for a kid to have hyper intuition, anyway? This is basically me thinking through Reborn.

    - - Tsuna didn't mean to shounen-glare at school, it just happened. People react much like we do.

    - - a schoolmate bg character happens to spot Tsuna having dinner with Timoteo in a posh restaurant. Boggling ensues.

    Basically, my favorite fic-plot is: "See people see Tsuna. See people try to comprehend Tsuna. See people fail."

    [identity profile] 2011-06-15 12:10 am (UTC)(link)
    Sometimes I feel like my only real two settings as a writer are 'angst' and 'crack', heh. XD

    AND YAY, FIC. I've only read the first one so far (and loved it), but I had to pause and come back here and tell you how much I absolutely adored this line:

    When the news of a mafia turf war in his backyard brought up nothing but weary disappointment, and the possibility of a world-ending cataclism was met with a few phone calls and determination, Reborn would eventually find something else to make him sputter in disbelief.

    You summed up so many things I love about Tsuna (and his relationship with Reborn) in a single hilarious sentence, and it made me grin so much.

    Off to read the rest! <3

    [identity profile] 2011-06-15 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
    Glad you liked it! :D

    "Shit! An army of Byakurans is invading the world by digging their way out of the center of the planet! They're causing volcanic eruptions throughout!"

    "Gokudera! Contact the italian headquarters and check how they're holding out in Europe! Where's my cellphone? *bop bop beep* Enma! You heard about it? Yeah? Shit! Meet me at school at four! Never mind Hibari! *beep bop* Kusakabe-san! Look, I need..."

    The Internet is a bright and happy place again!!

    (Anonymous) 2011-06-14 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
    Yay, you're back! :D Sorry if this is intrusive, but this anonymous, Livejournal-less lurker simply adores your KHR posts, and the Internet just hasn't been the same without them. ^^

    Ahhh, can't wait to hear your thoughts on the newest chapters! The saga of KHR Squared continues. XP

    Also ashgfjsgdfjsd, C.A.I.!!!!! :D :D And that's all there is to say on the matter. 8)

    [Speaking of that being all there is to say on the matter, I was wondering... have you ever considered doing Livejournal posts about your Homestuck thoughts? I only ask because your KHR thoughts are some of the most involved and entertaining I've ever come across, and I would just love to see more of your fandom brain at work. ^^]

    Re: The Internet is a bright and happy place again!!

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 03:33 am (UTC)(link)

    The Saga of KHR Squared indeed. KHR AT ITS KHRIEST. Can't wait to catch up. /o/

    FUCK YES C.A.I. I am still so pumped about that. My unconditional love for Gokudera had caused me to suppress my deep feelings of devastation back when we first saw his VG and it looked as if the C.A.I. was no more, because I really wanted to love his powerup no matter what (and also, BANDOLIER~!). But in truth I may never have gotten over that loss. So now it's like having a beloved... thing... brought back! *DANCES*

    And I probably will scatter some Homestuck reaction posts here and there every now and then when the mood strikes. I love the series too much not to. The only thing is, I'm actually afraid that if I do start doing HS reviews it will make a sneaky coup and actually try to take over as my main fandom. It is incredibly sneaky like that! Still, at some point I am just going to be overwhelmed by one of Hussie's updates and will have no choice but to either post or EXPLODE WITH FEELINGS, so we'll see how it goes. XD

    Actually, maybe the next time he does a big [S] update. That could work!

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
    I fell off the KHR (band)wagon during your break, I think. It's okay! We can discover new chapters together!

    I'm pretty sure it was Yamamoto saying that awesome stuff. The second speech bubble was pointing toward his mouth, not Reborn's!

    ohgod Julie's face on page five. His faaaaace.

    Shounen eyes, aaaah. And well, I guess we can always hope Vindice will break their word?

    I want to know what the fuck happened to Mukuro's (?) hair. I'm pretty sure it wasn't that long when we last saw his body. Hell, ten years in the future and it was only down to like his waist. (Its current length is much more plausible as TYL than the actual TYL hair.) Does Daemon Spade have magic hair-growing powers to go with his magic bursting-out-of-chains-with-atrophied-muscles powers?

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
    The sad but real truth is there are many other non-KHR-related things to do and experience in the world, and they can take up a lot of or even all of the time one might otherwise occupy with KHR-related things! But I'll always keep on coming back, even if my visits get more and more infrequent. LET US DELICATELY SAMPLE WHATEVER NEW CRACK AMANO HAS PUT ON THE TABLE IN THE MEANTIME TOGETHER.

    That's what I think too, and like I said, it made me ridiculously giddy.

    Enma is a secret genius at breaking terrible, horrible news to people in THE FUNNIEST WAYS IMAGINABLE. That panel was brilliant.

    Boy that would be something if Bermuda broke his own word after making all this fuss about the Vongola and Simon keeping/not keeping theirs. But he seems like just the kind of hypocrite for the job, doesn't he?

    I want to know what the fuck happened to Mukuro's (?) hair.

    Regarding this, I am going to go with:

    Does Daemon Spade have magic hair-growing powers to go with his magic bursting-out-of-chains-with-atrophied-muscles powers?


    It is honestly the only thing that makes any kind of sense. Either that or, surprise, SO THAT'S WHAT THE POWER OF THE DESERT FLAME WAS ALL ALONG. ?? Which, I don't even know if he still has that anymore, so yeah, probably not.

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 03:13 pm (UTC)(link)
    I sort of hope Enma will stick around FOR JUST THIS REASON.

    Why would you even keep the pineapple-top? Zigzag part, okay, yes, but those little sticking-up tufts look even more ridiculous with three-foot straight hair.

    Also, I'm starting to wonder where he got those clothes. Does he just have, like, stashes of ridiculous jackets and boots and Roy Mustang gloves scattered throughout Italy and Japan? Or is he so vain that he's actually spending energy that he could be fighting with on illusion-clothes? DAEMON SPADE: FASHION PLATE.

    . . . I gotta admit, though, that would be a pretty cool Desert Flame power.

    [identity profile] 2011-06-15 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
    It is one of many reasons I enjoy his presence.

    What I would really love is if he had actually tried to get rid of the pineapple tuft and was completely unable to. Like it's such a permanent part of Mukuro that not even illusions can hide it. IT'S JUST THERE. ALWAYS.

    Or is he so vain that he's actually spending energy that he could be fighting with on illusion-clothes?

    Would not doubt this for even a second.

    And I am now picturing Julie fighting people and defeating all of his opponents by tangling and tying them up in their own hair. His own hipster beard is so meticulously trimmed and maintained that it almost doesn't seem too out of place as a superpower, too.

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 06:03 am (UTC)(link)
    MAN I thought you'd died or something. :(
    Anyway, the latest chapters have been AWFUL. Have fun reviewing them X_X

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 12:52 pm (UTC)(link)
    WHY ARE YOU SPOILING THE FUN. Their awfulness is for the READER to decide!

    I, personally, found them to be full of the best kind of LULz.

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 01:38 pm (UTC)(link)
    It's awfully funny in a weird sort of way. You must admit that it seems like Amano's getting a tad sadistic.

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 05:21 pm (UTC)(link)
    This intrigues me! The thing is, my standards for what makes a good/entertaining chapter of KHR are ridiculously low (painfully low, even XD), so a chapter would really have to be, like, DEVASTATINGLY bad for me to not enjoy it. And even then, odds are I'd still be digging it just cuz of the lulz. So we'll see, but for now I'm still looking forward to it!

    [identity profile] 2011-06-15 01:24 pm (UTC)(link)
    It's not not enjoyable (...)...but it's just...not nice. But still awesome in a way. Kinda like why people would still read a book after we find out that the main character's wife had an affair with his worse enemy, and that he learnt that his mother was some evil witch, and that he's the real bad guy or something.

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 06:03 pm (UTC)(link)
    Just... welcome back 8D;

    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 08:08 pm (UTC)(link)
    Thank you! o/


    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
    HECK YES I'm so happy to see this again! :D You always make me enjoy the chapters even more. :) Perhaps that's why people haven't been as positive in the reviews lately...they all miss you!

    I seriously did a happy dance when I saw the Sistema CAI was back. That was seriously the one thing holding me back from liking this arc. As soon as I saw just the dynamite, it pissed me off to no end because that is the COOLEST weapon ever!! I didn't know why she was wasting such a badass weapon. Your line okudera, if you don't stop being magnificent right this second I too am going to defy plausibility and have an erection right here and now. is pure poetry. XP I nearly died.

    I'm feeling really bad for poor Julie. Someone needs to give that guy a hug.


    [identity profile] 2011-06-14 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
    Heh, thank you. <3 I really missed making these posts too. Although all the talk I keep hearing about the last few chapters being shunned by the fandom does make me a little nervous as I gear up to read them, lol.

    Totally in agreement about the C.A.I. It's like, all is right with the world once again. THAT WAS WHAT WAS MISSING. The C.A.I. is like the single most badass thing to ever grace the KHR manga and when I thought it was gone for a while there I was all /wrists over the loss. BUT NOW EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL.

    Yeah, poor Nametwin, he got dumped into the weirdest situation possible, all his friends and his girlfriend are imprisoned, and he has not the slightest clue what is going on. XD I want to give him a hug and some headpats.


    [identity profile] 2011-06-16 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
    Meh, don't worry. I love KHR no matter what! People just like talking about it I guess. And just you wait....gonna be awesome!!!! ♥

    Yep! I nearly went into a depression about no Sistema CAI. I wanted to be so happy about Gokudera fighting and expressing his love for Tsuna but all I could do was cry at the loss of the greatest weapon known to man, be they anime or real. I NOW SHED TEARS OF JOY! ♥ ♥

    Or better yet, we'll have Aldeheid give them to him. XD

    [identity profile] 2011-06-16 07:27 pm (UTC)(link)
    HI I AM LATE TO THE PARTY don't mind me!! \o/ *hasn't been very good about updating journal either, lol* (That, and I just got back from being out of town haha.)

    THIS IS MAKING ME ACTUALLY WANT TO CATCH UP ON KHR, because honestly everyone else who's been reading has basically been griping about it. So I haven't been reading, orz;;; BUT SISTEMA C.A.I. WHY DIDN'T I HEAR ABOUT THIS /sobs!!!

    asdkfjhdsaf Seriously, I love your chapter reactions. They're the best!

    [identity profile] 2011-06-16 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
    HELLO o/ Heh, so I'm not the only journal failure? XD Well, I'm glad that real life hasn't quite eaten up everyone else completely, at least. Good to see you! :)

    I have to be honest, it really all completely depends on how much you enjoy the lulz and Tsuna and Enma being the shiniest and mist determined boyfriends. That, and the C.A.I. But if any if those things are your cup of tea (and who DOESN'T love the awesomeness incarnate that is the C.A.I.? Only crazy people, that's who), it is definitely worth taking ten minutes or so to catch up, or such is my analysis so far at least. (Though I'm still three chapters behind myself, so who knows?)

    And lol, thanks. <3