So...earlier, I finished watching the Emma anime with mom. She...cried. A lot. Started shedding tears at the end of episode 9 and didn't stop. We even took breaks so she could get tissues. :D; I don't think she's done that for an anime since Hikaru no Go, and this one was a lot shorter. Afterwards she was just sitting there with red eyes looking miserable, so I was like "...Want to eat some ice cream? ^^;"
Seriously, that was a sad way to end the anime. They should animate a second season for the emotional well-being of people like my mother, who wouldn't know that the story continues on in the manga and gets so much better and it's such a damn shame, really.
And...as for fm_alchemist...my work is done.