NOTE: I do not update these reports after they are posted so some of the links may not work after a while. If you find a broken link check the title in the alphabetical lists of alternative or general reviews at the end of this report.

TUESDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 11/11/97
[Previous report was for 11/9/97]

Hi guys,

MaryD has added her interviews of Enginerd, WarriorRep, Mil Toro, Eimajj and Maggie to THE BARD'S SCROLLS. Check these out to see what these gifted bards think of the series, fan fiction and the wonderful characters they write about. The site is at: http://ausxip.com/bards/index.html

Also - a quick reminder that Del_Kaidin is now sponsoring a SOLSTICE XENA BARD CONTEST. Here's the info. for the contest:

Categories you may enter -

1-Stories
2-Poetry
3-Song Parodies

Deadline for Entries - Nov. 24th. (Day before Thanksgiving - If you get it in to Del on Thanksgiving morning the entry will still be used but no later than noon eastern time!)

Submissions sent to - gabsstudent@hotmail.com

-Rules-

1. Must pertain to the Xenaverse... Xena, Gabby, Callisto, Ares, Joxer, Mel, Janice,
2. Must have something to do with Christmas-Solstice
3. Any Christmas Carol is open for the song parody competition.

A couple of new ones and an update tonight.

GENERAL FICTION:

AFTERMATH by Pink Rabbit Productions
Set immediately after the events in THE DELIVERER, this vignette has a troubled Xena watching over Gabrielle as the bard sleeps restlessly, struggling with nightmares.
http://www.azstarnet.com/~pbnj/pink/bdigital/aftermath.htm

OLYMPIAD by Kaiser
The conclusion of this story is now available. The tale has Xena and the Gabster agreeing to protect an arrogant star athlete headed for the Olympic competitions who's supposedly being stalked by assassins. This is well-written, combines a little bit of subtext with a bit of maintext and has some VERY funny moments. It reads quite a bit like a TV episode.
http://web.archive.org/web/20010606234709/http://xwp-altfic.simplenet.com/fiction/kaiser-ol1.txt

ALTERNATIVE FICTION:

THE TREATY by B L Miller
A clever new offering from this talented writer finds Xena and Gabrielle back in Amazonia where the bard takes the reins as queen in the negotiations with neighboring villagers for some land both sides are claiming rights to. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees with Gabrielle's handling of the matter and to change her mind they are willing to go to any lengths. Once again B.L. combines drama, suspense and humor into a story that is nicely written and thoroughly entertaining. I particularly enjoyed her characterization of Argo in this tale ;-) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
http://ausxip.com/fanfic/thetreaty.html

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 Gabby, depicting them as more than just friends.

Happy reading!

Lunacy 8-)