Over the past few months, our own Darth Kikinou has been expanding and updated the site, adding some truly terrific photonovels from days gone by.
Among the great new offerings -
"Dark Illusion" - S.A. Longhorn's staggeringly epic PT story.
"Old Friends" - one of my favorite stories ever, a crowd-pleasing adventure that is one of the rare Original Trilogy stories out there.
Shellachead's visually stunning "Republic Frontline"
"Execution" - arguably the best of the stories by the extremely prolific Lushros Dofine.
I remember when all of these stories were first posted and hotly discussed back in the day. Now they will live forever and hopefully find a new audience on the Alliance, now more than ever an invaluable resource and repository for so much wonderful passion and creativity.
The stories of yesterday and today truly inspired me with my own work. Which, by the way, is also on the site, including my brand new "Aayla Secura: Resurrection" chapter. (not to mention my tragically truncated Interactive Photonovel.)
And I almost forgot to mention - a true "lost classic" has been unearthed and brought back to life.
One of the photonovels from the late, lamented Custom Alliance has been wrested from the dusty archives of the internet. Back in the late 90s, Scott Corrales was one of the absolute trailblazers of the art form, crafting a trilogy of amazing Han Solo stories and some incredible PT tales, as well.
Well, one of my favorites, the Han Solo story, "A Fistful of Credits" lives now and forever at the Alliance. So check it out!
But that's not all! What happened to the "Frame of the Day"? Well, how about "Frame of the Hour"? The site features an image updated hourly, culled from the Alliance's vast collection. Stop by several times a day to see a new story showcased and check out something you may have never seen before.
There is also a news section so you can see which stories have been added recently and more features will roll out in the near future.
I really think it is such a great site, as I have always been the world's biggest photonovel fan. I could spend hours there, clicking through the amazing stories from so many different talented artists, so I hope that you will all get a chance to appreciate the site in the days ahead!
It's amazing how much great work was being done in the "golden age" of the photonovel. Things may be a bit quieter now, but hopefully the site will be a permanent and ever-expanding collection of these great pieces so we can enjoy them over and over!