TUESDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 1/26/99
[Previous report was for 1/20/99]
I'm baaaaack >:) The Santa Monica convention was a blast! Met a LOT of fellow fanfic addicts and tons of bards. Heard about some terrific ideas for new stories and sequels by many of our best and brightest so hold on to your seats because we have some fantastic fiction to look forward to in the months ahead!
I'm including a SPECIAL SECTION tonight on STAR TREK VOYAGER fan fiction for those of you who've been enjoying some of those stories as much as I have.
Lots happening in fanfic while I was away. Merpup Paul Dickinson has created a Web site that makes available postscript versions of Missy Good's fanfic stories for those of you who would like nicely printed copies. The MELISSA GOOD STORIES READY TO PRINT site is at: http://xtdl.com/~pdickson/
THE WARRIOR'S LAIR featuring poetry and some breathtaking fanfic story covers among other things is also now open for business at: http://members.xoom.com/Ciegra1/Home.html
Chariot is looking for help in putting together an art gallery showcasing new works over at CHARIOT'S XENA ART INDEX. If you think you can help maintain such an effort contact Chariot at firstname.lastname@example.org The index is at: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Village/7885/
One last little thing - the WHOOSH XENA: WARRIOR PALACE is hosting a chat with a certain Lunatic fanfic reviewer this Saturday, January 30, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific. The PALACE does require special software in order to participate in the chat so do stop by a day or two ahead of time to download the software and become familiar with it. The software and all the information on how to use it is available at: http://whoosh.org/palace/index.html
BACK TROUBLE by Della Street
One of our fanfic legends returns with a new series called THE TIMEWASTERS and I must say - these tales are a DELIGHTFUL way to...er waste some time ;-) This first one features a very frustrated Warrior Princess out of commission with back trouble desperately trying to entice a certain bard into breaking healer's orders. Renown for her sense of humor, Della never fails with these spicy little pieces that while amusing also show a wonderfully passionate relationship between her leads. Not to be missed, this one comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 6 pgs.
BEYOND SEX by Della Street
This little entry in Della's TIMEWASTERS SERIES attempts to explain just what TPTB mean when they claim that Xena and Gab's relationship has gone beyond sex. That grin is gonna be plastered on your face for a while after this one ;-) DO NOT MISS! - 2 pgs.
DELICACY by Della Street
Gabrielle shows just what a dedicated partner she is as she goes out of her way to make sure her warrior is properly taken care of after a battle ;-) Another fun entry in the TIMEWASTERS SERIES. - 3 pgs.
GUESSING GAMES by Della Street
The Warrior Princess is surprisingly successful when she decides to apply the power of suggestion to a little game of pantomime her partner insists on playing. Very cute! Fourth tale in the TIMEWASTERS SERIES. - 3 pgs.
SENSE OF HUMOR by Della Street
Xena shows a little sense of humor when a comedian gets a tad too friendly with her bard. Fun characterization of the warrior in full possessive mode. Part of the TIMEWASTERS SERIES. - 2 pgs.
SHADOW PLAY by Pink Rabbit Productions
A retelling of the culmination of the rift saga that takes the story in a very different direction as Gabrielle, now living among the Amazons, has to face the warrior that nearly killed her in order to try to ensure the safety of her people and Xena finds herself face to face with an evil she can't kill...and can't deny. Intense, thought-provoking story which should be particularly interesting for those who found the execution of the rift problematic. - 15 pgs.
UBERMADNESS: THE BATTLE FOR THE THIRD AGE by Bat Morda
The conclusion is now available. The very talented Bat Morda returns with the long-awaited sequel to THE SEARCH FOR AMPHIPOLIS. Set one hundred years after that story, it chronicles the continuing struggle of Xena and Gabrielle's descendants against the God of War... only this time around those descendants may in fact be more than just descendants. The story begins with hacker extraordinaire Xero, deadly, beautiful and not keen on trusting people, narrowly escaping an assassination attempt. Soon she is joining forces with Rielle, a beautiful, green-eyed blonde who claims to know what is happening - but as a syscop, also happens to be a hackers worst enemy. All the while the skeptical Xero is learning more about a certain warrior of legend - and learning more about herself in the process. In these final sections one final battle is fought and two soulmates finally recognize one another. Bat does a wonderful job here of creating a futuristic world filled with personalities that should be familiar to many of you in the Xenaverse. Her Xero is a gritty, no-nonsense type very reminiscent of warlord Xena while Rielle embodies the best of Gabrielle - intelligent, determined, and very much ruled by her heart. This story is fun, passionate, emotional and decidedly original! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! - 151 pgs.
A BARD DAY'S NIGHT Story Cover by Ciegra
Inspired by the story A BARD DAY'S NIGHT by DJWP.
CHIAROSCURO Story Cover by Ciegra
Inspired by the CHIAROSCURO SERIES by SL Bowers http://members.xoom.com/Ciegra1/ChiaroscuroR.html
THE CLOAK Story Cover by Ciegra
Inspired by the story THE CLOAK by B L Miller.
"The Dance" by Angelique
Inspired by THE WESTERN CHRONICLES by B L Miller and Vada Foster.
LEAVE A LIGHT ON Story Cover by
Ciegra Inspired by the story LEAVE A LIGHT ON by Darkone.
NEGOTIATIONS Story Cover by Ciegra
Inspired by the story NEGOTIATIONS by Gin.
WHEN THE SUN BEGINS TO SET Story Cover by Ciegra
Inspired by the story WHEN THE SUN BEGINS TO SET by PruferBlue.
SPECIAL SECTION - STAR TREK VOYAGER FAN FICTION:
JUST BETWEEN SPECIES by G.L. Dartt
The twelfth in G.L.'s magnificent JUST BETWEEN series, this is perhaps the darkest and most intense Janeway/Seven adventure to date. It begins on an alien planet with the Captain fighting for her life after being thrown into a barbaric prison where only the fittest survive for any length of time and a human alone doesn't stand much of a chance. Meanwhile, the Voyager crew device a desperate plan to save their captain - a plan which will pit Seven against some of the deadliest species in the area and unleash a part of the Borg no one has ever seen before. G.L. does an outstanding job blending heart-stopping action with intense emotions in a compelling hurt/comfort tale that remains at its core - a very touching romance. Another MUST READ in this marvelous series that continues to get my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!! - 42 pgs.
JUST BETWEEN DREAMS by G.L. Dartt
This latest entry in the JUST BETWEEN series chronicles one of the most heart-wrenching episodes in the lives of Captain Janeway and Seven as they are forced to deal with a shattering revelation. All the while, the crew of Voyager is suffering from nightmares - a disturbing dream which Janeway soon realizes is the same for many among the crew - including a certain Borg who may just be the key to understanding those dream images. Beautifully structured, this story does a solid job of advancing the Seven/Janeway partnership while unraveling an intriguing mystery from the past. With a particularly poignant characterization of Seven, this G.L. effort gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!! - 42 pgs.
Reviews of all other entries in G.L.'s JUST BETWEEN series are available on my SPECIAL REPORTS page at: http://lunacyreviews.com/special.htm
Also - G.L. Dartt's maintains a page dedicated to her VOYAGER fanfic called CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS at http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/ns/greenoaks/Home.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.