THURSDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 12/3/98
[Previous report was for 12/1/98]
I've added some excellent new resources to the BARD'S REFERENCE LIBRARY. Included in the collection now are links to the following:
A glossary of clothing terminology along with hundreds of illustrations of ancient costumes.
A very comprehensive reference source on Roman arms and armor.
THE COSTUME PAGE by Julie Zetterberg
Very comprehensive site featuring a wealth of historical information on clothing, armor and accessories used through the ages, ethnic and folk costumes, and theatrical costumes as well as links to hundreds of sites featuring detailed information on the construction of these costumes.
THE COSTUME SITE by Lauren Podolak/Milieux
An extraordinary collection of links to Web sites containing information on historical costumes, clothing and armor used through the ages as well as costumes used in film, theater and TV.
DIOTIMA: MATERIALS FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN AND GENDER IN THE ANCIENT WORLD by Ross Scaife and Suzanne Bonefas
A resource for the study gender around the ancient Mediterranean, the site includes links to many on-line articles, book reviews, databases, and images as well as a searchable bibliography.
MANY THANKS to bard extraordinaires Ella Quince and the fine folks at Pink Rabbit Productions for suggesting these additions. The library's FANFIC ART and REVIEWS sections have also been updated to include recent additions to the Web in those areas. If you're a bard doing research for that upcoming fanfic story or simply curious about some of the history we see in XWP and read about in the fanfic make sure to stop by and check out the new resources at: http://lunacyreviews.com/reference.htm
Good news for my fellow fanfic addicts tonight - one of our most talented bards has resurfaced with a new Web site, new story AND new name! :) Formerly known as Nene, Nene Adams now has a site with her partner called CORRIEWEB. The main site is at: http://members.xoom.com/CFKuipers/home/titlepage.htm
NENE'S LIVING LIBRARY featuring her fiction is at: http://members.xoom.com/CFKuipers/home/library.htm
You'll find both the SUNNE and GASLIGHT uber series there as well other fiction by Nene.
I've added some new names to the BETA READER'S DIRECTORY recently so bards, if you're in need of beta readers check it out at http://lunacyreviews.com/beta.htm
A reminder to those bards who are currently posting or have posted in the past fanfic on the NetForum, the various mailing lists or any other discussion forum out there - these are NOT permanent archives for fanfic. The NetForum only keeps postings for a few months so any fiction you post there WILL disappear from the Web in a matter of months - possibly sooner in light of the changes the NetForum will supposedly be undergoing in the upcoming weeks. As far as mailing lists are concerned - some of these do maintain archives of past postings but trying to find specific fiction in those is almost impossible - SOOOOO guys PLEASE consider posting your fiction at one of the permanent fanfic sites. There are hundreds of sites now available, many of which are always actively soliciting fiction. For a list of the fanfic sites check any of these lists at the three fanfic indexes:
THE ATHENAEUM - Fan Fiction Sites
SHADOWFEN'S XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS FAN FICTION INDEX - Fan Fiction Sites
THE ULTIMATE XENA FAN FICTION DIRECTORY - Fan Fiction Sites
If you've never posted a story on the Web and would like some direction in how to do that take a look at my article POSTING YOUR FAN FICTION STORY ON THE WEB at: http://lunacyreviews.com/postingfanfic.htm
KANSAS? by Ilsa
XWP/X-Files crossover that has Mulder and Scully arriving in Ancient Greece just in time to help a certain warrior and bard fight the Horde. Some amusing scenes in this one. - 16 pgs.
ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE by T. Novan
T. Novan continues her RAISING MELOSA SERIES with another delightfully domestic entry that has the ex-warlord, her bard and their precocious little princess enjoying life in their new home. This is one of those tales that just warms the heart. DO NOT MISS! - 4 pgs.
BEFORE MY EYES by Bel-wah
The latest entry in the GABRIELLE'S SCROLLS SERIES Bel-Wah's latest reads very much like a clip show with the Bard of Poteidaia remembering her times with Xena as she prepares for the ultimate sacrifice. Nice writing featuring some poignant moments - 5 pgs.
THE MYSTIC DRAGON'S CURSE by Nene Adams
The latest entry in Nene's GASLIGHT SERIES, this new offering has Lady Evangeline St. Claire telling her beloved Rhiannon about one of the cases she and Sherlock Holmes worked on a few years back. It was a case that began with the two detectives enjoying a night out - going to see a master magician in what turned out to be his last performance. Lina recalls her fascination with the case after the man's death - and the deadly intrigue she soon became involved in as a result. This should be a particularly fun read for fans of detective fiction. Nene imbues her story with great atmosphere and a great sense of mystery. - 20 pgs.
MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE? by Darkone
A continuation of the story begun in MIDNIGHT CONFESSION, this tale has Gabrielle still struggling with the memories of Dahak and the cruel tricks he used to break her when she and Xena visit a village in the midst of a festival. Learning of the tradition among the villagers calling for everyone to wear a disguise during the festivities, the Warrior Princess decides to take the opportunity to try to calm Gabrielle's fears - even accepting some godly assistance in the process. Very devoted depiction of the relationship in this. - 5 pgs.
NOW AND FOREVER by Darkone
Set just after the events in the episode SACRIFICE II, this bittersweet sequel to MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE? has a despondent Xena remembering the most beautiful night of her life with the bard she now has lost. Romantic, passionate and poignant. DO NOT MISS! - 5 pgs.
HOW DO I LIVE? by Darkone
The sequel to NOW AND FOREVER, this story presents a different resolution to the end of season three, chronicling Xena's despair in the days following her partner's death. Compelled to travel North the exhausted warrior eventually sinks into darkness after a vision of her beloved - only to realize upon awaking that what she was seeing may not be a vision at all... The story gives a nice magical quality to the Xena/Gab connection. - 9 pgs.
THE KEY by Erato Bard
Short little tale that has a very confused Warrior Princess trying to deal with memory loss and her bard filling in some of the pieces. - 4 pgs.
"Knockout" by Barbara Maclay
Inspired by the story TROPICAL STORM by Melissa Good. http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Bungalow/2591/#Tropical
"Sitting Rebecca" by Angelique
Inspired by the story THE WESTERN CHRONICLES by B L Miller and Vada Foster. http://www.sirius.com/~angelik/ang_rebeccasit.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.