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I made a little poll at the bottom
right of this page. Procrastinatory fit, you see. Heh!
A review of Paladin
by Sabina is up. I'm not sure what else to add to the Paladin page.
It's only one book with a few characters. Not enough for a multi-page
site. I think I'll leave it the way it is. If anyone has any
ideas on what else to add, feel free to let me know. I also added
a more fancy version of the Taizu pic to my fan art page.
Hautdesert's very cool Foreigner
Thought of the Day page has joined our webring. One quote not enough?
Refresh the page for a different quote. I could do this all day...
Also, in March, the Book Club will be discussing
of my favorite CJC books in case you haven't figured that out already.
If anyone plans to attend Midsouth
Con in March and wishes to contribute news/pictures of the event here,
you'd be a hero to many (hint hint).
I've got some vacation time coming
up. I plan on updating this site sometime in mid to late February.
So in the meantime, you can keep yourself occupied by posting at the message
board. Or better yet, go see Fellowship of the Ring again.
Two more websites, Sol
Station's CJC Star Maps and Leuf
Books, have joined the webring. Pay them a visit, eh? Also,
the discussion on Pride of Chanur has begun in our monthly book club.
An overview by Cherryh Pit regular Sabina is up on the Chanur
Fancher has been kind enough to join our webring!
Visit her official site to see her artwork on the Gate
of Ivrel graphic novels as well as information about her own novels,
series and the Dance
of the Rings novels. Ms. Fancher is also a guest at the Midsouth
Con in March. Know of someone with a CJC-related website? Ask them
if they'd be interested in joining the ring! :)
Less than a month to go before our
Monthly Book Discussions start. The discussions will take place at
the Babbling Books forum at our message board. January's book: Pride
of Chanur by (you guessed it) C.J. Cherryh.
I've updated the Big Book List and
made some corrections. Also have started working on the Chanur page.
I'll hopefully have something up by January.
C.J. Cherryh to be guest of honor
at Midsouth Con in Tennessee in March 2002.
For further details, visit the midsouthcon.org.
Thanks to Dramliza for bringing this to my attention.
CYTEEN CHARACTER ARE YOU? Or, if you prefer.... WHICH
FOREIGNER CHARACTER ARE YOU? Take these two very cool personality
quizzes made by Shejian message board regulars Lady Marguerida and
respectively. These quizzes can also be found on the new Rainy
Day Page. Perfect your procrastination methods here!
We are starting a MONTHLY BOOK DISCUSSION
at the message
boards. We will discuss a Cherryh novel every other month.
Non-Cherryh novels will be discussed in the remaining months. Go
to the Book Club page to see our schedule.
The first book up for discussion in January 2002 will be the first novel
of the Chanur saga,
Pride of Chanur. Interested in discussing
with us? We love newbies! You do not have to register at the
board in order to post a message.
Finally, as always, I'm still looking
for any kind of help I can get on this site. If anyone out there
is interestesd in contributing reviews, fan art, quizzes, or anything
me know! Your contributions would be much appreciated! E-mail
me or post a message at the forums.
The cover art for Defender.
What do you think of it? Please read
this letter and see if you agree.
YET? Doesn't matter if you have or
haven't. Join us at the messageboard for discussion of the book!
There's a conversation WITH
SPOILERS for folks who've managed to get their grubby little hands
on a copy and also one WITHOUT
SPOILERS for those of you that are still waiting in fevered anticipation!
Registration is not required to post. Newbies are most welcome to
join! Hit the ADD REPLY button and voice your opinion.
Made a few changes to the site.
I intend to do a lot more in the next couple weeks. I especially
want to update the Atevi Universe page since Defender is currently being
First, added menu buttons that will
hopefully make navigation more convenient. There should be a menu
button on the top left of every major page (except this one). Click
on it and a menu should slide out from the left of the browser window.
Second, in response to a post at
the guestbook, I've made the text lighter. I hope this is easier
on the eyes. If anyone still has trouble reading the text, please
let me know.
Third, I've updated the characters
page in the Atevi Universe section. I also made some layout changes
for easier navigation. I will be finishing the synopsis of Inheritor
within the week. Hopefully, I'll have Precursor done by then as well.
Fourth, I updated the links page.
There were a few other minor changes
here and there. I can't remember all of them.
We will be having our first ever
Cherryh Pit live CHAT on Sunday, October 21st from 11 AM EST (-5
GMT) to 1 PM. The chatroom is located at our Yahoo club page. Click here
to visit that page, register, and practice using the chatroom. All are
welcome, newbies, especially. We have no guest. Nothing fancy, I'm afraid.
Just a bunch of Cherryh fans from our message board (as well as many people
who have no idea who Cherryh is. The message board, unlike this website,
is not limited to just C.J. Cherryh topics.) Hope to see all the regulars
from the message board there. And I hope we see some new faces as well!
By the way, the overhaul is coming
along slowly but surely. Please be patient. I'm working as fast as I can.
I will be adding links here and opening up pages gradually. In the meantime,
feel free to participate in Cherry related conversations at the message
board. Commiserate with other Cherryh fans on the painfully long wait for
her next Foreigner series novel, Defender! (Have you seen the cover art
for it? Drop by and tell us what you think of it. Personally? I miss Whelan's
art for this series.)
The fourth revamp has begun.
I'm trying to streamline the site a bit and make navigation easier.
I'll be tweaking things a bit in the next few weeks, so please bear with
me if you click on a page and it isn't there yet. I'll also try to
add some new book summaries.
I've just created a Cherryh webring.
So far, this site is the only member. Heh. But hopefully people
would be interested in joining? We'll see.
Nadi Hautdesert starts one of the
funniest discussions at our C.J. Cherryh forum that I have seen in a long
time. Imagine this: an atevi version of the popular kiddie show, Mr. Rogers.
here to read on! Oh, and by the way, happy 4th, to all you Americans
out there. And finally, yes, one of these days I really will get around
to making some real updates to this site. *sigh*
Okay, I admit. I haven't really updated
the site much. I simply haven't had the time to do so. Hey! I'm a first
year medical resident. What do you expect? Heh. Anyway, despite the lack
of activity at the main site, the Shejidan Bulletin Board (URL: forum.shejidan.net)
is still alive and well. We just recently got our 205th member, and all
the forums are active. So come and visit, why doncha? Join a conversation,
or post your own poll and see the voting results. Woohoo!
As many of you know, the Shejidan
forums are hosted by ezboard.com. Well, ezboard has started a new site
called Talk About Books, showcasing message board communities dedicated
to reading, authors, books, etc. Shejidan is currently in their first ever
showcase. Woohoo! Please check out the Talk
About Books site and click on the Shejidan link. Feel free to stop
by the forums and say hello. All C.J. Cherryh fans (and non-Cherryh fans)
are most welcome!
Okay, I need help. Hate to say it,
but residency is really keeping me from working on this site properly.
If there is anyone out there interested in writing synopses or reviews
of any Cherryh novel, I'd really appreciate the help. I try to have one
short nutshell summary and one long, detailed one for each novel. That
way, folks who haven't read it can get an idea of the story, while people
who have read the book can quickly review the events and re-orient themselves
before starting on a sequel. Also, if anyone has written any fan fics or
done any artwork, that would be great too. So, what do you folks say? Any
Oh, and in case any of you are wondering
about why many of the links don't work, I'm still in the process of moving
this site. I'm trying to edit as I move, so please bear with me. I'll have
all the links working eventually. Hopefully by the end of August. I'll
have a little more time in August.
I've added a new guestbook and cut
and pasted entries from the old guestbook into it. Tweaked a few things
here and there.
Yes, I have revamped and moved this
site again. I'm pretty sure this will be the last time. Decided
to go with Tripod this time since they offer the same amount of space as
50 Megs, only I have the choice of either embedded ads or pop-ups.
I prefer the pop-ups since they preserve my original page formats.
If you hide the ads behind this page instead of closing or minimizing them,
they are pretty unobtrusive, in my opinion.
My webcounter is still at the other
URL. I'll be moving it here shortly. I'm also looking into
a better guestbook, one that's easier on the eyes.
I'm afraid I haven't been able to
update the novel synopses much. I just started my first year of residency,
so I don't have much time to read. I would gladly welcome any submissions
from anyone out there who is interested. I need one short 'in a nutshell'
and one full-length summary for each book. I'd greatly appreciate
it if someone were willing to help out.
And, as usual, any submissions for
the fan art and fan fic pages would be great. So far, I've had zero
luck with those. Guess I'll just have to continue begging.