SUNDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 11/30/97
[Previous report was for 11/29/97]
There's a new fan fiction site now online - PERAGER'S CORNER OF THE XENAVERSE featuring one of the stories reviewed below. The site is at: http://members.aol.com/Perager/index.htm
Also, a reminder to everyone that Del_Kaidin's SOLSTICE BARD CONTEST is now in full swing. The entries have been posted and are ANXIOUSLY awaiting your perusal :) Please stop by and vote for your favorites - some nice stories and poems in there. The contest page is located at: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/3921/xmas.htm
Now here are some great new stories tonight :)
RESOLUTION by Perager
VERY promising and timely new story set after the events in DEBT II - THE BETRAYAL which has Xena and Gabrielle once again facing the dangers of life on the road as they make their way back from China. Adding to Xena's worries is the emotional stress the bard seems to be in - a stress reflected in constant nightmares and fatigue. Perager does a skillful job of capturing the characters of Xena and Gabrielle as the two struggle with the challenges their friendship is now facing while never forgetting the love that binds them together. This tale is still unfinished but already gets from me a HIGHLY RECOMMEDED!! Note: The story does contain subtext.
THE GREAT TURKEY MYSTERY or (T.L.F. - TURKEY LIBERATION FRONT) by Silk
Absolutely DELIGHTFUL new story that succeeds in garnering for a certain Warrior Princess yet another title ;-) Something that will fit right in with "Destroyer of Nations". Set during the Harvest festival in Amphipolis, the story has the residents of the town getting ready for the festivities when to their horror they discover that the main ingredients for their feast are missing! - THE TURKEYS!! This is priceless guys! A story for the whole family. DO NOT MISS!!
BLOOD TIES by L. Fox
This talented writer returns with a wonderfully original story set some ten years after Xena and Gabrielle have abandoned their life on the road. Older but none the worse for wear, the warrior and bard are together and happy, leading a quieter life with Xena now making a living as a different type of "problem solver". Before long though some of the warrior's old skills will be called for when she learns that her niece is missing and a war may erupt at any minute as a result. The characterizations in this tale are very richly drawn presenting older versions of Xena and Gabrielle that are realistic and quite endearing. L. Fox easily recaptures the love and tenderness he imbued into the Xena/Gab relationship in stories like A BARD'S FAITH and LAST REFLECTIONS OF A HEART MOST PURE. With some poignant moments, this is a nicely conceived story that will also have you occasionally grinning and comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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.