Thanks for reading and commenting. It's OK. But yeah, I hope you do. It feels kinda lonely out here sometimes. The fear of unknown can have that effect on many, whether they're believers or not. And hey, I like that (very obvious) mountaintop experience parallel...another thing that I didn't even think about, probably because of Lil's relative non-importance in the big picture type of a thing. Glad you caught that. That was the idea. Vagran is the opposite AND a parallel to Tatooine and Endor in a way - with two moons instead of suns. Vague can result in concrete. Whatever the Goddess of the Chiro Mountain is, if she exists in the first place, the thought of her led Lil to a stream of though that resulted in something good. EVERYTHING is connected in my world. Everything. This doesn't have to be good, as it requires lots of pattern-spotting, but yeah. Tune into the next chapter of The Black Star for an update on Emy and her mom. Types like her may take a longer time to open up, but if they do open up, then they're most certainly friends. AHAHAHAHAHAHA! That was good. ...most I can say to all of this right now is "maybe". Kalgo-neet is certainly an interesting creature named after washing machine tabs and there will be more of it/him in days to come. Nobody said that he's necessarily right in his assessment of writing in general. That's the beauty of it - he does not see it the way you and I do and he will definitely struggle for a bit before he finds his voice in that field. For example, I don't agree that there's a limit to writing myself, which is precisely why it was so fun to put myself in his tiny shoes and assume that there is.