Well, this is going better than I'd anticipated. Counting SOL, and the two fan-fiction boards I've posted Joys of Diplomacy to, I'm up to over 1500 hits (as of 12:01 am EST, June 16th).
Plenty of people seem to be reading (or at least looking at) my story, but I've only had one response so far. I'd seriously like to hear from the readers what they think of it, even if only to point out a typo.
Chapters 3 and 4 of JoD are well underway with more codes and more characters soon to be added.