Things have just been taking longer than we had hoped. We will have more information soon, but we’re still a few months away from a relaunch. We are, however, now able to reveal what’s taking so long, because it’s gone live on one of our sister sites. We’re rebuilding the archive in an ultra-portable form, where you can read it online or download any/all of the stories as printable PDFs… or as full-fledged eBooks that you can load into your Kindle or other preferred eReader and take with you forever. That way, if the site ever goes down again, you’ll always have them.
To see this in action, you can check out Ardath Rekha’s website, which officially relaunched the other day. It took about a solid two-month period of coding and preparation to get her site ready to launch, and she only had 44 stories and articles. Between the materials that we had already archived, and those we were planning on archiving before the site went dark, we have almost 700 pieces to work with, so it’s going to take at least a few more months. We may bring some other, smaller areas back online in the interim, if we can. But that’s where things stand. We haven’t forgotten! We’re all just dealing with the demands of our daily lives, and the crazy pandemic situation, while trying to bring the site back in a truly exceptional form.
We’ll post again soon when we have more information.
The AoVD Team.