Final Authors Note:
Just like in "The Empire Strikes Back", we end the story on a tremendous downer. But at least this means one thing: Part III is on her way. I recommend putting me on an authoralert, since I don't know when I'm going to start it yet. Probably sooner than later, I think and hope.
That took a while. Sorry to everyone that was waiting on the rest of the story while I was on my hiatus. Life got hectic and blah-de-blah-blah. Seriously though, it took a little over a year to write this; I started the night of last Super Bowl. That's a tremendously long time, so thanks to everyone who stuck it out.
As always, huge shout-outs to my crack-team of reviewers and spell-checkers: jazzpha, MatsuMama, and F1yMordecai. They were fantastic to bounce ideas around and their criticisms and encouragements helped me enormously. (F1yMordecai did some boss-ass fanart as well, go check it out on the deviantart.)
And of course, any and all of you wonderful people out there that have been reading. Every review, even during that heat wave I had, was awesome to get. Your kind words became fuel for my fingers and my eyes and my brain. This was for you.
Like last time, the playlist will be written below. See you guys in the next one!
Halloween – Dave Matthews Band – Before These Crowded Streets
The Night Watch – Tub Ring – Zoo Hypothesis
Butterflies and Hurricanes – Muse – Absolution
Le Sang des Bêtes – Joseph Kosma – Le Sang des Bêtes
Sound Check (Gravity) – Gorillaz – Gorillaz
Aubade – Kaada/Patton – Romances
Bydło – Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition
Sirènes – Frederic Chopin – The Snowflakes are Dancing (Tomita)
Cum Mortuis in Lingua Mortua – Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition
Pistolero – Juno Reactor – Shango
Warszawa – David Bowie – Low
Zombie Eaters – Faith No More – The Real Thing
Ur: Anthropomorphosis – Secret Chiefs 3 – Book of Horizons
Wildhoney – Tiamat – Wildhoney
Love is a Fist – Mr. Bungle – Mr. Bungle
Into the Hollow – Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris
Mescal Rite – Tomahawk – Anonymous
Weeping Wall – David Bowie – Low
Batucada – Mike Patton – A Perfect Place
A Shot of Crisis – Yasonori Mitsuda – Chrono Trigger
Zaar – Peter Gabriel – Passion
Sysyphus – Pink Floyd – Ummagumma
One Girl in All the World – The Wingless –
Cirrus Minor – Pink Floyd – More
Holy Vehm: Hypostasis of the Archons – Secret Chiefs 3 – Book of Horizons
Subterraneans – David Bowie – Low
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