Disaster Recovery

2015-01-01 UPDATE

I've slowed down a bit on the theme patching, will be catching up on the weekend. I've noticed that some of you were having issues updating your avatars. I looked into it and fixed some permissions for photo uploads. Please try again.

2014-12-28 UPDATE 2 (The Midnight Edition)

I've worked through the theme a bit more and worked out some of the more apparent glitches. I've also fixed the background and scrolling on mobile. My next focus is bringing the writing module and its components up to speed by adding the Bootstrap 3 CSS tags to the HTML elements. I've already done this to the 'Latest Writings' panel on the front page to give you an idea. This shouldn't take me too long. I plan to work on that tommorow after work.

Currently there is one known glitch on this site, and that is certain special characters breaking loading for some submissions. I've managed to work out a script that should have removed all of the most common problem characters. If you spot other writings or articles that half load or don't load, please let me know.

2014-12-28 UPDATE

A quickly made theme improvement has been created and rolled out. It's not perfect yet but it is more functional than the old theme that was on the site.

2014-12-27 UPDATE

Mail server has been restored and email sending is working. Password resets and new user signups are working again.


An unrecoverable data loss occured to The Den of Amateur Writing's files and database due to a storage failure. As a result I have had to rebuild from scratch. The most recent backup contained off the affected storage system was on my PC from three years ago, and is what you see here now.

I can only offer my sincere apologies. I am working on getting us back to an operational status. Mail server is being rebuilt but in the meantime if you do not remember your password from this version of the site then I can reset it for you manually. Please contact me at routhy@gmail.com via email, Google+ or Hangouts..


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“Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum”. This old English sea chanty is what really made England a world power for two hundred years.
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This is the first part of chapter one to my book series 'The Department Of Supernatural Cooperation and Organization Files'. The series follows a young man as he enters the town of the Departments base in New City, Maine. A series of events leads him to end up getting recruited by the Organization. Neil (the main character) is thrust into a completely new world from his own, or what he thought was his own. Secrets upon secrets start to unravel, and even the world Neil would have imagined the Supernatural world to be like, isn’t at all what it appears. This is NOT a traditional supernatural story. Ghosts and vampires are written out, and werewolves are a myth that’s how infrequently they are mentioned. Hold on for a twisted ride, nothing is as it seems.


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Child's Rhyme
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How far we have come...
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There's a solution to every problem.
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Orion - Canis Major & Minor - Taurus
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I feel this one speaks for itself.
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short story about early settlers to North America experiencing their first winter. A prayer and an after-thought.
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Anothet Trip, Another Oddity
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It grew out of a Dash. The Dash word was Silence.
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The many annoyances of life...
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For once NOT an emotional driven one, but one I actually DECIDED to write. Did turn out sounding too self-centered...


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Little Poem to start off my collection again :)
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a woman's eyes
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Serving on a jury.
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...to be anything but today.
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chapter 4 of the ongoing saga
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The third Chapter in the adventures of Klevar
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The second Chapter in the adventures of Klevar
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Faraway in a possible future...
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uhh, for pirate

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