I hate announcement chapters, in which serve as an author's note rather than a chapter, but in this case I have to make an exception.
For a long time, this fic has not been updated. Even now, I still get reviews and I promise this has not been abandoned. I have lost access to the main files, which a computer tech may be able to fix but it could take time and money. I fully intent to get the data retrieved, however, it may take a while.
This announcement is giving you, my readers, a choice. For the last two weeks I have really, really wanted to work on this fic. I have a back-up copy, though sadly it only contains what is already uploaded her. I know I wrote at least 11 chapters ahead, and had many plans, especially for a sequel. Those can't be accessed, and my memory is failing me in ways it never did before.
Despite this, I may still continue.
It would be a shame to essentially ignore the chapters I have written, because I put a lot of work into them and I know you will like them, but there is nothing I can do about that right now. If I continue, I will basically be re-writing those chapters and giving up on its contents. I would have to re-plan the entire future of this fic, which I still hope to keep it going for as long as I can. I really love it, and I want to work on it again. In spirit of this, I have even created an updated "version 2" of the trailer video I made. I will add it to youtube if I decide to continue this fic now.
As I said, I will never abandon this fic. So, it's up to you: should I keep working on getting the data back and keep what I have, as well as the plans...or, should I re-do the plans and therefore steer this fic into an entirely different direction than it was heading in? Regardless of the choice, I can't update too soon as I would have to edit what I have (as in, my grammar and storytelling has evolved over the last however long it's been, so I want to polish it a bit better, but not ultimately change much), and then write more. Also regardless of the decision, I will be making the chapters longer as well.
This announcement will be replaced with a chapter as soon as I can get one to you. It's up to you now, to decide when that may be and the future of this fic: should I wait and keep, or re-plot the course?
Send me a review to let me know, and anything you want/suggest for the fic. If I get enough feedback, I promise I will do absolutely everything I can to comply with the decision for this fic's future. I look forward to hearing from you.