Updates and Announcements - 2003

January 1, 2003 - Happy New Year!

January 4, 2003 - Vacation's done *sob* Nothing again till Easter *sigh* Ah well, need to pay for this site somehow, right? The Mountain, Mountain Pass and Pine Forest have been posted.

January 9, 2003 - The two kennels are posted with the other herds/packs of the Mystical Horses since I don't have any other place to put a link to them. Just dogs, but very beautiful ones at that.

January 17, 2003 - It happened. It's hard to believe. But I've finished the Mystical Horses! They've all been moved and the original agencies notified so parent lists can be updated. ::collapses:: That took an extraodinary length of time! Have a few random things to fix up on other pages then I'll be able to attack the Mountain (which is beginning to look more and more like Mount Everest).

February 16, 2003 - Finished those random things I mentioned before, including the posting of a story a kind visitor sent to me. You can read it here. I have started work on the dragons, just nothing ready to post as of yet. Real life decided to be a little more demanding than usual the past month.

March 2, 2003 - Moved a good part of the dragon of the Mountain into their new caves. Who'd have thought that dragons could grumble and complain so much. Guess they didn't like the prospect of carrying their hoards that great distance. But after a few pokes and prods their home-sweet-cave. You might also have noticed I've updated the updates page so you don't have to load all the entries from 2002. If you wanted to see them for some reason, just scroll down to the bottom of the page. And last but not least, I was honoured to be allowed a preview of an upcoming unicorn book. You find a description and my review of it here.

April 6, 2003 - You might have noticed that its been quite a while since my last update. Well, my excuse for a couple weeks was computer problems, but in truth, it was The Library. Yes, I've added a new section to the main page of my site, something I haven't done in a couple years. The Library is really bringing together the libraries of all the other Realms under the control of the Archivist. The library has always been one of the more unique points of my site, not that others don't have any, but mine is more extensive, and after this overhaul, hopefully more informative. I've been adding reviews, and more useful information to the reviews I've already posted. I've got links to online bookstores to help with searches for hard-to-find books, book cover images, more helpful categories as well as categories for movies/videos/tv/computer games. I put up foreign language books and just about anything else I can find to add. And of course, I can't do it all without your help. There's no way I can afford to buy and read all fantasy books ever written! So I'll need you to send in reviews, books I'm missing in my lists, publishing information, books covers, different edition information and anything and everything else. Especially for computer games, I own no more than a dozen since I haven't the time to play them, so will have to rely heavily on you! It's still not quite done yet, but I couldn't wait any longer to get it posted.

April 26, 2003 - Having some computer problems so updates have been slow. Since its working today I made a concerted effort to get some stuff up and posted. Thus, the unicorns of the Island have completed their migration, though the rest of the Island still remained behind. That said, if I've adopted something from you, and you've not received an url starting with www.myth-and-fantasy.com, let me know and I'll tell you what the new link is. BTW, if you wish to visit the unicorns, until I get a link to them, you can jump there from HERE.

May 6, 2003 - One year anniversary of myth-and-fantasy.com!!!

May 24, 2003 - Still no great updates of interest. Posted the dragon library, along with reviews of Robert Asprin's Myth Series. Spent last weekend in Toronto, a great city for used bookstores. Was able to uncover some hard-to-find unicorn and dragon books, and come across some I hadn't heard of before. I've updated the libraries with the titles I was missing. Consider it field research......or phys-ed since I had to lug them all back with me on the train :P

May 25, 2003 - The weather was miserable here, so decided to get something done. My adopted Pernese dragons have been moved, removed some broken links from the dragon adoption agencies (thanks to those who pointed them out to me!), and uploaded another dragon book review.

June 21, 2003 - Added a new section to the library - Science Fiction. I'm not a huge science fiction fan, though I enjoy reading Herbert, Crichton, and McCaffrey. And of course I couldn't live without Babylon 5, to me the best Science Fiction television series ever. So I'll need your help to fill in the enormous empty regions with good science fiction novels, games, movies, and television shows. I still have more to add on my own, but it will be far from comprehensive. On the other hand, thanks to a visitor, I've added a few more books to the unicorn library. And last but not least, I've begun the massive undertaking of moving Dragon Mountain. A couple of pages have made it so far, but I'm in the midst of going through those hundreds of links I've got, getting rid of dead ones and finding new ones.

July 6, 2003 - Added two more sections to the library -> Vampires and Spirits. The vampire sections has a fair number of books in it, but the Spirits section is quite sparse. I have a few more to add to it, but I'm not a big ghost story fan, although the spirits are not necessarily always ghosts. Still working on the links for Dragon Mountain.

July 12, 2003 - Yay, created my own background set and uploaded the dragon quotes and short stories. And yes, still working on the links for Dragon Mountain.

July 19, 2003 - The modern dragon poetry section has been moved, and a new addition to it posted. There may be more to add but I have to go through my old mail...sometimes my *really* old mail. I don't think I updated since December 2000! Added a couple more book reviews to the libraries.

August 2, 2003 - Dragon poetry and songs are on the new host, along with some improvements to the background set to enable legibility. Finished getting rid of dead links to dragon sites, but still have a lot of work to do to find new ones to add. And as per usual, more book reviews added.

August 14, 2003 - My grandfather passed away 6 days ago ..... :(

October 14, 2003 - Back to not getting much stuff done, including replying to email. Thanks everyone for your patience. I did post a few more poems and dragon links. Got a few critters posted as well. Was hoping to do something interesting for Halloween, but I don't think I'll have the time. Next year perhaps :)