Missing in Action

I met my deadline.

As of today, Sunday July 29th, the Library is complete. It now contains all of my work to date.

Almost.

That all depends on the definitions of “all” and “complete”, right?

There are some holes that need to be addressed. Some stories are missing… some intentionally, others accidentally. Two of them, “Captive Souls” and “The Forgotten” were left out intentionally because they are unfinished. “The Forgotten” WILL be finished eventually, and “Captive Souls” may or may not be, depending on whether I can get in touch with my co-author or not. I do intend to post them regardless of whether I finish them or not, but I just want to put some thought into it first. I may do something… else.

Also, “The Unseen” and “The Quick and the Dead” are missing because… for some reason that escapes me… they were never a part of the LAST website redesign. I don’t know whether I just forgot them or if there was some reason I left them out.

“The Unseen” is a major collaborative work from my early, early, early days at the Dragon’s Inn newsgroup. It features Warrynt and the Siege in is the only story other than their intro where they appear (Yes, the Siege is a character). It also features about SIX co-authors, and THAT may be the reason it was left out last time. The story was my idea and was under my control, but the words on the pages weren’t significantly mine. It was a fun story, though. If I find it, I’ll post it…. but I’m not likely to find it.

“The Quick and the Dead” is a Blaymore solo story. No co-authors on that one, and I can’t seem to find it in my files. It may be a casualty of the infamous Hard Drive Apocalypse of 2007. I’ll keep looking, but if it’s gone… it’s just gone.

There were a couple of other collaborative stories that were intentionally left out specifically because they WERE collaborations in which my characters only played a part. They may have been significant parts, but if the story itself wasn’t mine I didn’t want to confuse people by putting it in my library. One of them was named “The Trial”. The names of the others escape me for the moment, but one of them dealt with Kultra.

Obviously, the Library does not contain any of my work from Crusade or The Book of Dark Places. Those materials have homes of their own.

So that’s it.

With the exception of hunting down a couple of missing minor stories… I’m done. I think it’s time to open this baby up and invite the new fans.


4 Comments

  1. nate, September 20, 2007:

    I have the Unseen in Word format. I copied the text from the site years ago and pasted it. I might have done a little cleanup, but didn’t bother with formatting.

    I believe I have the Styxx thread with Kultra in the same style.

    Both are pretty much just cut-n-paste copies of the newsgroup feeds, but if you want to recover them I’d be happy to dig them out and send them to you.

  2. DarkIcon, September 20, 2007:

    I can get “Unseen” from the wayback machine (I think you pointed that out for me, thanks) and I found “Quick and the Dead” in an old file. Styxx, I will probably need a copy of, although I can probably get it from the wayback machine as well.

  3. nate, September 20, 2007:

    Where should I email the file to?

  4. DarkIcon, September 20, 2007:

    DarkIcon
    at
    bookofdarkplaces
    dot
    com

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