I was making cleanups on my harddrive and bumped into some old files, among them, the Milly story. Decided to tidy the mess up, so I gathered the data and found out that I've got some parts missing. So - went to Shark's website and found out the same thing that you know: that the download links for the episodes don't work anymore. Not because Rapidshare deleted them - rather because Rapidshare doesn't exist anymore.. : P
So, I decided to take matters in my hands and here I am : )
Frankly I don't know if somebody uploaded it earlier or not, but I know that on the main site the links are still pointing to RapidShare.
I must say that, even knowing some time passed, the quality of the graphics is still good, there are some fun ideas in the story and overall some mistakes don't overshadow the good things ; ) Since this is a quite a community (it turned out), why not give something back. Especially since this is a good and long (more than 3000 pictures!) contribution!
I know that RKShooter has(had?) the original files (and in probably better quality), but I'm doing with what I have. Turned out I had first 20 episodes dl'ed from RShare a long time ago, and then of the next 20 I've missed a couple of (about 9 or so). The rest of the files were a sitting duck on Shark's website ; only problem was to get them ALL - and in logical time. Thankfully, using two sensible pieces of software I managed to download and reorganize the story once again.
So this time - you've got the whole story in one file. Since less and less people use dial-up modems and in general the space and bandwidth is much cheaper, I decided to merge it.
I also uploaded individual parts and will write Mr. Shark ; ) about it.
There are some optimizations here and there:
First of all, since all of the files (more than 3k of them) are in the same directory/folder and no .html structure is used this time, the beginnings of the parts are marked in the filenames (that have individual titles) to find them easily.
Since there has been numerous spelling/logical/etc. errors in the names of the parts, I corrected them.
I inserted spaces (as .png files with a matching colour) to give the story a sort-of book rhythm.
There were some minor errors in the story that got corrected. For example, one picture in part 34 had a total logical error (in my old files) and in part 13, one of the very few pictures (2nd one) has light already turned off on the website version. In my old files light was on on that picture, so I used the old version.
Some files on the website had worse quality than in the ones I had on HDD, so I kept the old ones.
Last but not least, there are some small bonuses at the end ; Christmas greetings ; ) and a bonus story that was called Milly winks, that I renamed to Road Ticket.
Of course, there are logos of Shark's website at the start and the end of the story.
The original quality of the graphics could be a major improvement. Think .jpgs with smaller compression (original zips little of them) or possibly, .png (or packed .bmp/.tiff/.whatever ; )
Alas, you need to smile to RKShooter for that to happen : )
Given the opportunity, I'd like to thank Shark for creating this site, quite a nice place for young men ; )
And at the same time, thanks go to RKShooter for creating such a long and good story : )
Hopefully somebody will be at least a little happy because of this upload : )
Best wishes! : )
Oh yeah, almost forgot, the download link ; )link removed pending rkshooter's approval. LRM