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.

MONDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 1/18/99
[Previous report was for 1/17/99]

Hi guys,

Remember bards - if you're going to the Santa Monica convention us fanfic readers want to know about it so we can drool over you :) Drop me a line at lunacy@lunacyreviews.com letting me know you're going so I can include you in my fanfic report. If you don't mind providing the information I'd also like to know your seat numbers to make it easier for readers to find you. Do note that there are THREE parts to those seat assignments - I'll need the section, row and seat. If you don't want to provide your seat info. that's fine - just let me know you're going.

A reminder also that the THE SWORD AND STAFF FAN FICTION AUCTION is now underway and ready for your bidding pleasure! :) Lots of INCREDIBLE offerings from many of the top talents in this fandom. Lets do our bards and artists proud people with a great response to this auction. Proceeds will go to benefit the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT. The auction will run through midnight (EST), Monday, January 18 (TONIGHT!!!). Check out all the items available for bid at: http://sword-and-staff.com/auction.htm

Couple of new fanfic sites tonight - THE PRAXEUM STORY VAULT featuring XWP, VOYAGER and X-FILES fanfic is at: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Dimension/8929/pvault.html

Also now online is TIGGSTER'S TEMPLE OF WORSHIP at: http://web.archive.org/web/20010423093623/http://tiggsxenapage.com/XenaVerse/Title1.html. The actual alternative fan fiction page is at: http://web.archive.org/web/20010423093623/http://tiggsxenapage.com/XenaVerse/Fanfic.html

Five new ones tonight and some new art also!

GENERAL FICTION:

IN OVER HER HEAD by Dario Persechino
Sweet vignette that has the bard struggling with a new bedroll as an amused warrior looks on. - 2 pgs.
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Dimension/8929/vault/inover.html

ALTERNATIVE FICTION:

HEART'S COURAGE by LZClotho
Riveting new story that finds Gabrielle in dire straits on her way to the Roman slave markets praying the Warrior Princess will reach her soon, only the warrior Gabrielle knows is no more, replaced by a stranger living ten years in the past and aided now once again by the same mysterious figure that was her right hand back then. Clotho does a nice job with the pacing of the story in these initial chapters creating a great sense of suspense and impending danger. Great potential in this one. DO NOT MISS! [unfinished] - 15 pgs.
http://merwolf.com/academy/fanfic/l/lzclotho_courage.html

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED by Wishes
Having already shared with us some of the most original fiction in the Xenaverse, Wishes brings us yet another clever entry - this one an uber tale set in a future where finding one's soulmate is no longer such a difficult prospect...if one has the money ;-) This is storytelling that makes you think - about love, about science, and about what exactly is it that makes us who we are. A definite MUST READ! DO NOT MISS! - 5 pgs.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic6/satisfaction.html

HOPE FOR HOPE by Marion D Tuttle
Created to be her father's tool of destruction but having failed time and time again a despondent Hope faces a god's wrath all the while wishing deep inside for the only source of comfort she's ever known. Meanwhile, a warrior and bard talk about the direction their lives have taken never suspecting that's about to change once again. Marion delivers some very solid characterizations here in a storyline with great promise. DO NOT MISS! [unfinished] - 8 pgs.
http://www.amazontrails.com/xena/hopefor1.htm

EXPRESSIONS by Chakram-1
Sensual musings of two soulmates as they revel in one another's love. Very loving, almost poetic. - 1 pg.
http://web.archive.org/web/20010423093623/http://tiggsxenapage.com/XenaVerse/Expressions.html

FANFIC ART:

"Artemis" by Miguel Cura
Inspired by the story WHEN THE WAVE BREAKS by Llachlan.
http://home.ican.net/~llachlan/RoguesGallery.html

"Talyn" by Miguel Cura
Inspired by the story WHEN THE WAVE BREAKS by Llachlan.
http://home.ican.net/~llachlan/RoguesGallery.html

"Aobh" by Miguel Cura
Inspired by the story WHEN THE WAVE BREAKS by Llachlan.
http://home.ican.net/~llachlan/RoguesGallery.html

"Brighid" by Miguel Cura
Inspired by the story WHEN THE WAVE BREAKS by Llachlan.
http://home.ican.net/~llachlan/RoguesGallery.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 Gabrielle, depicting them as more than just friends.

Happy reading!

Lunacy 8-)