Remember a ways back (early December) when my computer completely died and I said that I lost all of my files? Turns out that's incorrect, but only partly so.
The CDs I mention in this post were some of the ones I used to back up my PC's hard drive, so some of the files were recovered. Unfortunately, because of my stupidity and arrogance in assuming that I'd soon be getting a new computer (my PC was five years old when I inherited it), I only backed up the hard drive once. In June of 2005. Talk about stupid.
So Legacy of the Swan, Ghosts of Sherwood, all the stories that I'd partially written and planned on posting on my blog, and even a few others, well, they're all gone now. In all honesty, they'll probably never get posted. Fortunately, I'm now writing Codename: White Knight directly into the blog, so that won't be affected, nor will its planned (currently untitled) sequel.
However, there may yet be some hope. I was planning on gutting Legacy and starting again from scratch, along with a major, but less intense, revision of Ghosts. So we'll just have to see...
As is my custom, I'm going to leave you with a pic of another Random Saber hilt. This one's called Akula, which is Russian for 'shark.' Fitting, no?