Well, Souderwan, I just read this story through the second time around, and what closure and feelings of sentimentality reading this story again almost a year later has brought me. First off, as with all great masterpieces of artwork and literature, I was able to notice so many more little things, details, symbolism, phrases, etc., that I glossed over the first time, but enriched the story so much more the second time. Most of all though, I have to confess that the uplifting nature of this story couldn't have come at a better time. After four amazing and blurry years, I have finally graduated college, and as the celebrations and the drinking winds down and the friends begin to depart one by one, I am left by myself in an empty apartment, with nothing but this board and the wonderful imaginations of so many writers. Reading this story again has wonderfully brought me back to last summer, when I still had a year left to go, numerous more people to meet, and countless experiences that I would never forget. Of course, I can't ignore reality forever, but the temporary respite this story has granted me was quite nice. Well, I'm sure what I am writing now makes absolutely no sense, and apologize for rambling. Trust me, I am the last guy I know that would get sappy, but I guess this phase of life can bring that out in people. Can't wait for the sequel to come out, and until then, I guess I'll just have to reread Descent into the Dark again.