The SNES Classic came out a while ago, along with Prima's "Playing with Super Power" book. It's chock-full of Nintendo development documents, game info, trivia, fanart, and other fan activity features. Definitely worth a read. I didn't realize until weeks later that I had been mentioned in the book! Right there on page 309, under the Starfox-Online.net section. Probably the only time Mr. Krystal has (or will?) be mentioned in a book:
Although it existed in some form since 2004, StarFox-Online was given new life in 2006 by two community members, "DZComposer" and "Mr. Krystal". "StarFox-Online was intended as a place to aggregate information about the Star Fox series, and as somewhere where fans could share art and stories as well as participate in discussion and roleplay involving the Star Fox universe," explained site administrator "Sawtooth".
The book researchers are right on about the history of the site. Some of my interactions there led me to decide to create the Krystal Archive, since I had a lot of Krystal-specific knowledge and no good place to put it all. The original owner had disappeared prior to my joining the site in 2005 as a very active member. Then, in 2006, the site went down. The original owner had let things expire and we were unable to contact him. I volunteered to take up the mantle, and DZComposer asked to be a partner. Together, we built the site up to the beginnings of what it is today. I was largely in charge of site content and news, while DZComposer largely ran the forums. I worked on the site until 2010, a few months after the above screenshot was taken. Sadly, some disagreements about how the site should be run led me to voluntarily step down from an admin position. But, as you guys know, I didn't stop. The Star Fox news I might have otherwise posted there came here, to the Krystal Archive. I have even grander plans for Star Fox in the future, as well.
Plus, they showed a screenshot of my Starfox-Online theme, the height of internet technology at the time. :)
Meanwhile, it's not just me that was featured in the book. Our beloved blue vixen was mentioned too!
The four pilots from the original Star Fox make up the main characters of all Star Fox games with one exception: following the events of Star Fox Adventures, that game's co-protagonist, Krystal, joins the Star Fox crew in Peppy's place.
Star Fox Adventures is also particularly notable for the first appearance of Krystal, Fox's romantic interest and eventual mainstay of the franchise.
Page 136, paragraph 8
Developed by Namco, Star Fox: Assault follows the events of Star Fox Adventures, with Krystal replacing Peppy Hare as the fourth member of Star Fox. Gameplay built upon Star Fox 64's mechanics, while adding on-foot single-player sequences and expanded multiplayer.
Page 136, paragraph 9
This might be old news to a lot of you, but I wanted to publish about this to make sure it's archived. Prima's "Playing with Super Power" book is for sale as a hardback for $27, softcover for $15, or eGuide for $10 (which is where I obtained the screens and text). The eGuide comes free with the purchase of a physical version.