1. Thanks so much, Dream! It means a lot to hear you say this. And yes, I do use "damm" a lot in the story, though it's about the same frequency as in the shows. 2. I assume the character you're referring to is Crusoe, who is actually not a new character. I've just never really given him such a large part before. 3. I'm actually studying computer programming in college, and do writing as a hobby. On the flip side, I am noob when it comes to actually reading stuff. 4. I definitely intend to do more with Ernie. I've got rough outlines written for the next two episodes; one of which may feature him prominently. I also believe that episode 12 added more depth to Lenerea and Tala's characters.