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And the answer is... a bit of everything.
- Most obvious is our new format. It's still frames based, which
may disappoint some, but we think this format will make it easier
to view the stories, art, and discussion material.
- We've also significantly modified our menu system. Instead of
an ever present column of buttons, just click on the menu button
on the masthead.
- Did you notice that the pages load faster? We've pulled the rings
off the cover art page and given them their own home. We're also
making efforts to reduce the size of other images in the e-zine
so that it loads faster.
- Also new is our information for authors and artists. We've dropped
the themes so don't hold back. Send your stories as soon as they're
- This isn't really new as we're still working on the survey and
index systems, but we're trying to bring them into the computer
age too. We hope to have something in each of those areas for
the next issue.
- We've dramatically changed our links listings. They've gone text based for speed of loading, but the link options now make it much easier to find exactly the link you want.
- For those who thought our images were blocky and lacking in originality,
they're still blocky -- although we're working on that too --
and we're working to make it so the images are either relevant
or not there. Thus, there will be fewer images, but we think they'll
be better images. Anyone interested in doing some theme specific
art under limited time constraints for the fun of it, please drop
us a line once your psychiatrist allows outside calls.
Finally, I get to talk about the really good stuff, the stories and columns that are the heart of this e-zine. We've got some great stuff for you including three new columns...
Even better, we've got stories. You asked for original stories,
both quickies and longer stories, and we've got 'em.
- We've got a short story by that Mahr guy entitled Booby Trap.
- Andy Hollis is putting the finishing touches on his story as I write this.
It's entitled The Scarlet Whatnot, but what it's about is so secret, I don't even know yet. Editor's Note: I just found out, but I'm not telling. JMM (09/22/00).
- We're also proud to welcome two new authors to our family. Sideshow Lew offers us Opposites Attract about the love between a man and a were. Stickmaker offers us the first of what we hope will be a new series, The Dark Hills: Legacy, a tale of the backwoods and the importance of family... err... pack.
- Finally, we have not one, but two stories from Phil Geusz entitled Bear Dance and Cotton Candy. Phil once told me he was a fan of Ray Bradbury. Sometimes I think
it should be the other way around.
So, I guess it's time to ask my usual question about now. What
are you wasting your time here for when you can be reading some
really great stuff?