@drevilbones: Glad to help! I forgot to mention this before but you can't reach the area where you can avenge the Fire Keeper until you've rung both bells, I didn't make that clear so I apologise. It's on the path you have to take to finish the game though so there's no missing it, just keep going and you'll find it sooner or later, there's no rush.
Watching you guys play made me go back to one of my own characters I wanted to play more of, a pure magic user. Or not entirely pure as it turns out, I just can't keep away from the heavier armor stuffs and lightning weapons it seems, so I ended up making more of a magic knight. She wore a robe, but also a cool helmet and heavy shoes, mixing and matching gear to find stuff that looks good is actually pretty fun. I used part of that red wizard set you found a while back and I have to say that it's a lot easier to use stuff that required Twinkling Titanite now that one of the NPC's sell it.
Basically you don't have to worry about having to farm hard-to-get Twinkling and can just go nuts with whatever you fancy, it's great.