Thank you so much for your reply! It, admittedly, caught me by surprise!
I just kind of figured that you've been swamped by real life and so many other adoring fans of your work. I just figured I'd be brushed off to the wayside. I am coming in on things rather late in the timing of stuff. So seeing your response made me jump!
Then I saw on tumblr last night that you are still working on CLT! I squeee'd!
If you should happen to send a copy of my email to Misaki(?), tell her she has done a magnificent job with the characterization and history research and weaving everything together. I would absolutely love it if she could find it in her heart to keep writing on the sequel, but again, I know how real life just sucks the energy and effort out of you. ( I just spent two years being my mother's guardian, with the entirety of family drama that comes with that. I get what real life does to you. )
That said, my offer of being a cheerleader is still open! ( If you'd like to move things off the Deviant art platform my email is firstname.lastname@example.org )
And thank you for the kind offer of someone who could beta for me. I have actually learned that being forced to do it on my own is helping me improve as a writer. I've been writing for decades now and I feel like the last few stories has seen my best work.
I have things going on in Fullmetal Alchemist (an Ishvallan story; a sequal of sorts to one of the greatest world building fics from another author ever written, a Royai fic recently translated into Chinese, and a what if about Roy's own state Alchemy exam -- I pitted him against Kimblee, wheeeeee!), also have written for very obscure fandom called Sword of the Stranger, and now Rurouni Kenshin.
As a matter of fact I just posted fic this weekend for RuroKen. A decidedly cracky kind of story for me! I decided that Hiko was not allowed to go into retirement peacefully and that he and Saito Hajime had to meet in the end... Judging from the reactions, it seems to be working quite well!
Anyway, I ramble again. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my note. My offer still stands too. You go, girl! Draw those exquisitely delightful pictures! So if you 'd like you can email me personally. I love how you can capture certain emotions, movements and the humour! Oh my Gawd, you can capture the humour amazingly well! ( One of my personal favourite drawings of your's is Tokio stiff arming Saito in the face when he's crawling towards her, it flat cracks me up! Then there's the little comic about giving her an new hair ornament, heeeee! Dare I mention the one about the nape of her neck??)
I simply can't begin to express how much joy you ( the both of you! ) have brought into my life. It's done wonders alleviating a world of heartache! Thank you again and again!