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WHAT WAS NEW IN 2001?
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Note: Links on this and other archived Whats New pages will no longer be updated and consequently may be obsolete.
This page is archived as What was New in 2001. The new 2002 page, with another new format, debuts next day.
(Heres an earlier preview of the new format with dummy content.)
16 - 17 DECEMBER
Revisions and additions to Kipling and Ketrin and Mowgli and Me article: added some revised text, section headings, a couple of new images, and an internal navigation bar.
9 - 12 DECEMBER
I had a little trouble uploading files to the Art Gallery site, but fortunately it was only a temporary glitch.
Actually what happened was that Freeservers, in their infinite
greed wisdom, disabled FTP access to their Standard sites, as well as reducing the size limit from 20Mb to a mere 12. Fortunately I was still well under the limit, so all the change meant was that I had to use their proprietary file management system instead of my (quicker) FTP program.
Anyway, Ive now uploaded a new page banner for the Art Gallery site (below), and (as the saying goes) Im going to stay until they chuck me out!
Added redesigned header logos to all pages.
Added Indices to the Jaskri and Flotsam series. Theyre actually just cut-and-pasted from the main Male and Female Story Index pages, but theyll save me having to keep updating the link information on every relevant story page each time I add another story.
Added Edward Onslow Ford page to Art Gallery site
Added preview of Female story Sondra and Veyy (PG, 2,200 words), which takes place about 2000 years after Jaskri became a statue.
Added Jean Antoine Carlès page to Art Gallery site
No birds, no bees, no flowers, no trees, no wonder: November.
Added Quick Links to Male and Female Story Index pages and made some other cosmetic alterations.
New Male Story: Mist in Stone (PG, 6,900 words).
Redesigned site logo and page headers using Harrington font.
Took a pause from writing and had a day out at the seaside. The weather was a little fresh, but it made for a nice break anyway. And then I came back home and turned on the news...and just stared at the screen in shock and disbelief.
All Ive ever wanted to do on this site was indulge a harmless little erotic fantasy in my science fiction stories. But reality has a way of reaching out and kicking you in the teeth. It goes without saying (I hope) that I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to the victims of the worst terrorist attack in history.
(This is being written a few days after the event, because the initial shock was just too great to come to terms with, let alone write about.)
The terrorists credo is, when you kill one, you scare a thousand. Many of us feel impotent in the face of such evil, but the first step toward fighting back is not to be scared. Giving in to fear is no answer, and nor is giving in to blind rage; the operative words here being giving in.
Any of us could walk in front of a bus tomorrow. The Earth might be hit by an asteroid. As Benny Hill said: live each day as if it were your last, because one day youll be right.
Normal service on this site will be resumed in due course. For now, its a time to pause and reflect. Take care of yourselves.
New Female Story: Flotsam: General Paralysis (X, 2,700 words).
Added new Paul Manship page to Art Gallery site...hes the artist Im using for the background on this page!
Added preview of Female story Jaskri and the Flotsam (rating not finalised, 1,700 words). Yes, its a series crossover...this is where the tenuous links between my various stories start to become clear. I hope.
Added Quick Links to the Links Pages so people who dont like scrolling can still access all those great sites out there!
Female Links | Male Links | Male and Female Links | Reciprocal Links | Cool Links
Finally completed female story, Jaskris Story Part IV...well, HALF of it, anyway!!! (PG, 5,500 words)
(Ah, the Glorious 12th...not so glorious if you happen to be a grouse, of course...)
Added Terrorvision TV show page. NOT to be confused with the low-budget horror movie or the rock band of the same name...this was an even lower-budget, late 80s horror anthology series that had one genuinely good idea involving mannequins. Follow the above link to learn more...if you dare!
Art page move in progress!
In order to free up space for stories Ive decided to move all of the Art Pages to a new server. The new pages have actually been up for some time, so its just a question of reorganising all the links, which will take a few days or weeks depending on how busy I am. The transition should be fairly painless. The only change visitors will notice is a redesigned site logo, and some unobtrusive ad banners at the tops of the pages. As well as copying all of the existing Art Pages, Ive also added brand new pages dedicated to Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux and François Rude, featuring lots of images. Why not surf along and let me know what you think?.
Completed Female story Graces (PG, 9,400 words).
Expanded Sneak Preview of Female story Graces (PG).
Added logos to some of the stories - hopefully one day theyll all have them.
Added some extra comments to Kipling and Ketrin and Mowgli and Me page.
Added Sneak Preview of Female story Graces (PG).
(Yes, I know, another work-in-progress that probably wont get finished until a fortnight past next Michaelmas - whenever that is....)
Redesigned the Links Index page in a new scroll-free format. The individual Links pages are still heavy scrolling zones, though...Im going to have to get my Design Department (ie the right side of my brain) to think about the design some more.
Ive added material to the female Sneak Preview of Jaskris Story Part IV: Silent Witness (PG, currently 4,700 words) - but I still have no idea when Im going to finish it!!!
Ive reluctantly been forced to remove all links to the Pygmalion Syndrome Dreambook because it was apparently being hijacked by a spyware site. So youll just have to E-MAIL ME instead!!!!!!!!
Im sorry to anyone who may be waiting patiently for new stories. I am working on what I hope will turn out to be some of my best works, but its taking a lot longer than anticipated to reach the finish lines. Jaskri IV is coming along slowly, Ketrin IV is going to require some tricky plot-juggling on my part, and in the meantime when I get stalled on those two series Ive been working on a couple of non-series stories. I guess the moral is, you cant rush these things. Just have faith and hang in there, people.
Art Pages: added new Jean-Alexandre Falguière page, incorporating some newly-found biographical information, two full-size views and four statuette reproductions of his bronze Winner of the Cockfight, and statuettes of four of his mythological female nudes.
Art Pages: redesigned Antoine-Denis Chaudet page, adding biographical text and replacing the original montage with separate images linked to bigger versions including one completely new image
Revisions to Male Story Naked to the World (PG, 4,800 words). This was only the second story I wrote and my first male story, way back in 1999, and when I came to take a look at it for the first time in some months I decided it was high time for a few text and format revisions
Moved some of the introductory material from the male Ketrin stories
(Part One | Part Two | Part Three)
onto a new page: Kipling and Ketrin and Mowgli and Me. Also moved the synopses onto separate pages, which dont need links from this page because you wont need to read them unless youve committed to reading the stories...right?
First Anniversary! Hooray!
I was hoping to have a new story or two completed in time for the occasion, but my muse got in a huff and told me she wont work to a timetable, especially on the pittance I pay her.
After taking the matter to a professional conciliation service we have now reached an amicable working arrangement, which means I can now resume work on some new female and male stories that I know will knock your socks off.
This first year has only been the warm-up - now Im really getting into my stride!!!
As the sites First Anniversary is almost upon us (hooray!) Ive redesigned the Portal page. I believe the new design is more compact and visitor-friendly....
Just for the heck of it, made some alterations to the design of the Female and Male Story Index pages
New Male Story: Ketrin Part Three (PG, 5,400 words)...the complicated jigsaw that is Ketrin is slowly coming along!
11 - 12 MAY
Some revisions to Art Pages Index, added new thumbnail and image link to Donatello and Donatello Poem pages, various minor revisions to Art pages
* S P R I N G B R E A K ! ! ! *
Ill be recharging my batteries for a few weeks...no new updates or replies to e-mails until mid-May at the earliest. But by all means continue to look around, and tell all your friends about the site.
(That only applies to your real friends, not just people you spam...thanks!)
Art Pages: New image and image link added to Pandora by Harry Bates page
Male stories: Added material to Sneak Preview of Ketrin Part 3 [this link now leads to an automatic redirect to the completed story], making it bigger and better than ever...
Male stories: Sneak Preview of Ketrin Part 3 added [this link now leads to an automatic redirect to the completed story], minor revisions to introductory material in Parts One and Two, also to Female and Male Story Indexes (or should that be indices?)
Male stories: On Display: new revisions to text and one image replaced
Art pages: two new images added to Hippolyte Moulins Find at Pompeii page
Art Pages: small tweaks and corrections; added colour picture to Pandora by Harry Bates page
Redesigned Female and Male Story Indexes in a new compact format
New Female Story: Flotsam: The Beginning (X, 8,700 words)
Added Cool Links Page
New Male Story: Endymion (R, 6,300 words)
General housekeeping, revised navigation on some art pages, added sermon to Male and Female Story Indexes and Art Pages Index
Split original Homepage into Homepage, Sonnet and Anagrams pages. Also dropped the short narrative piece from the beginning of the intro. Sorry if anyone misses it. If I get any votes for its return I may consider it...just as soon as this site becomes a democracy....
Added some material to FAQ page
Added word counts to Female and Male Story Indexes
Note: totalling up the word counts, I realise Ive now written over 100,000 words of fiction. OK, so I have some way to go to catch up with Robert Jordan, but its an achievement for me anyway!
Significant revisions to the end of male story The Sculptors Model
Wished everybody Happy New Year...oh, wait, I havent done that bit yet...
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY!
Launched new Whats New in 2001 page with improved format
Moved previous Whats New entries to What Was New in 2000 page
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