oh yeah, haha. sorry! I originally put up an explanation of the status update post (I guess I'll put it up again some time soon) but took it down when I put up a new notice.
Actually, Arc 2 will be the only Arc (there's a total of four) that has such a clear distinction between characters and chapters, and that's because there's so many stories (and we both had our favorite characters and universes, so this is kind of our chance to freewheel). But yeah, it does make life easier. Arc 1 was more tightly outlined so that we could coordinate and it kind of killed my own interest in writing for a while because I felt like a robot filling in the blanks.