TALES OF BEAUTY
AND POWER RELAUNCHES
Copyright 2002 TOBAP Press Release
[ November 13th 2002 ]
was a time, several years ago, back when TR Fandom
was still in its infancy, that "Lara Croft's Tales
of Beauty and Power" had been the foremost source
of fan-written TR stories on the Internet. Bowen
H. Greenwood, former webmaster and a TR author
himself, did an excellent job with running the
site, and 'Tales,' (or TOBAP as it has come to
be abbreviated), became recognised across the
Internet for the quality of stories that it hosted.
the 'Adventure Center' concept was introduced.
A brilliant idea, which made it possible for non-TR
pieces to be posted on 'Tales,' it was the direct
result of the combined efforts of four old hats
in the TR fanfic game: Jay Abney, Darth Vader,
Sarah Crisman, and Bowen, the webmaster himself.
The site was thriving, new submissions were still
arriving on the scene…and then disaster struck.
The Croft Times Network, host to some of the greatest
TR sites around, went down, and sadly, it has
of the hosted sites disappeared into the dark
ether of the Web, their webmasters uncertain as
to where or when the Network would return, and
at a loss for what to do after such a blow and
untold megabytes of loss of work and time. Shortly
after this, I was handed control of the site by
Bowen, who had decided to become a professional
author and who quietly disappeared from the TR
scene to write his novels. I was sure that the
site would go live again, one day... It was only
a question of when that would happen.
after a complete re-design, and nearly two years
of being off-line, we're back. TOBAP currently
hosts nearly 90 TR stories, as well as story reviews,
author notes, interviews with the writers, and
the Adventure Center. This brings the total amount
of downloadable content to just over 120 items,
so stop by, read a few stories, and maybe even
submit one yourself. Hope I see ya soon!