sorry. not only do i have work vying for my attention, but i realized how long telling this story would take.
it's not that I have a problem with it taking a lot of work, but I suddenly realized how many other stories i want to tell, of my own. by the time I finish this story, it would be a couple years further on, and the stories I want to tell would be no closer to reaching the world.
I'm really sorry to disappoint you guys, but I've been spending most of my free time recently working on an original story that I hope to turn into a webcomic—that's why there haven't been any further updates.
Really sorry, again, but finishing friendship update would stall my own stories for years, and i gotta get them out or else i might very possibly explode.
I don't want to leave you guys hanging, so if you like, I can write up a summary of where the story was supposed to go, and post the few scraps of concept art I had kicking around.