TUESDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 10/20/98
[Previous report was for 10/18/98]
All new ones tonight - all alt.
A TREE GROWS IN MESOPOTAMIA by Joanna
We've seen uber stories set in other time periods, other countries, heck even other planets - now Joanna expands that ever-popular genre with one featuring...other species ;-) Yes this is the story of Xree and Gree - two trees in a forest (really :) brought together by fate and a fervent desire for cross pollination. It is the story also of Xree's quest for redemption as the once feared perennial now devotes herself to saving foliage and inspiring - swollen buds >:) PRICELESS does not even come close to describing this little gem - just be warned that after reading this you're gonna be thinking up plant jokes for HOURS! It's contagious I tell YOU!! This is the latest addition to a collection of sketches by this bard that really needs to be required reading for any serious fanfic reader - you wont be serious for LONG!!! ;-) VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 3 pgs.
SEARCHING FOR SWOLLEN BUDS by Pallas
Gabrielle goes shopping for Xena's birthday present but she can't seem to find what she has in mind. A very amused and always mischievous Callisto tags along - just waiting for the bard to find that perfect gift ;-) If your funny bone hasn't already been seriously jeopardized this evening, it is going to be in critical condition after this! Callisto is in top form as is Pallas in a HYSTERICAL sketch that comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! - 9 pgs.
WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS: A TALE OF SHERWOOD by L. Graham
A very sweet prequel to L. Graham's SHERWOOD set during Xan and Gabrielle's early years. A rebellious teenager working at her mother's tavern, Xan puts up a brave front hiding the emotional vulnerability beneath. Her heart is something few are allowed to touch and yet ironically one precocious nine year old has had little difficulty stealing. For Gabrielle, the older Xan is more than just a best friend - she's her ultimate hero - a hero who's determined to validate the girl's faith in her - no matter the cost. L. does a great job with the characterizations in this - depicting in Xan a poignant combination of strength and insecurity while Gabrielle personifies the honesty and tenderness of an innocent heart. Chronicling the beginnings of a beautiful friendship, this one is a MUST READ! DO NOT MISS! [Note - this story is not explicit] - 20 pgs.
ERRORS AND DISCOVERIES by Clumsynut
English translation of a German fanfic story that has the Warrior Princess and her bard traveling to Poteidaia where the two will be facing Gabrielle's family for the first time as partners of the heart. Playful treatment of the relationship. - 27 pgs.
"Diana Starrett" by Jeri Peterson
Inspired by the story SURFACING by Paul Seely and Jennifer Garza.
For those of you reading this post who are not familiar with the term alternative (alt.), it refers to ADULT stories that add a romantic element to the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle, depicting them as more than just friends.