Story archive usability questions: always fun!

Random question in re: story archive design for single-author archives. Um, which is a fancy way of saying "hey, that web site where I sling up all my stories".

With 74 stories to list, the index page begins to be long, and even the series list is long. Is this length still manageable? Do you want serieses broken out onto their own pages, or is keeping them on the index page with all the info in one place better? Do you browse for things you haven't read or instead want to zero in on a specific story?

If you wanted to, say, find all of my Giles/Jenny stories, how would you do so? Is it obvious or not?

I realize you're a bit of a skewed audience, since if you're commenting on this post you're more likely to be a regular reader. The experience of somebody who drops in and wants to find something interesting to read is different.

I need to find a new way to display information in the story header sections. It's absurd to have things like "Date:" there when that's self-explanatory. Some day, some day I will have a reasonable archive design! I have next week off, and I think one thing I'm going to do is write the web app portion of this project. Or at least start it. Right now you don't want to know what I do to inject new stories into the database. (Okay, it's not as bad as it might be: I edit yaml by hand.)
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I don't think I've ever looked up stories on your archive before, so I figured I'd go look and see what I thought.

I LOVE the cloud for pairings, makes finding what you want really easy. As for the fandom page, I agree with whoever said it was hard to follow.

I think it would be much easier to follow if there was a simply link to the fandoms, then a link to the series and then have summaries and links to the different stories in the series. /two cents.

The trend in the opinions seems to be that the serieses should get pulled off onto their own pages, so that's what I have done!
Is there another way to have the series listed though? Maybe on the side like the "by fandom" list? I see that you have italicized them, but I'm trying to picture being new to ff and searching through this archive. First thing I'd do is get to your site, click on the "by pairing", hit B/G, then I'd start reading Blackmail, cause it's listed first. I would not immediately realize this is part of a larger story. Somehow this should be made more clear under the pairing section. Also, now when I hit return, it's not taking me back to the list of Buffy/Giles stories, it's taking me to the tags by pairing page. That would drive me bananas.

Oh, and the whole right side/left side issue I had earlier has disappeared now that the page is less cluttered.

Am I driving you crazy? Would you like me to stop?
Yay! Yeah, I do these things in stages. Regenerate the index, look at it, think about it, try something else out...