SATURDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 1/30/99
[Previous report was for 1/28/99]
The ULTIMATE XENA FAN FICTION DIRECTORY is gonna be offline from February 1-8 while they do some upgrades to the site so don't panic if you don't find them during that time - they promise to be back. Their URL will be changing but it is currently: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/3702/index.html
Sad news to report. THE JOURNEY CONTINUES site will be closing its doors March 1 so fanfic readers - make SURE to save any stories you want from there before that date. The site does feature some exclusive stories which may not appear at another site later so I STRONGLY urge you to save those. The site is at: http://www.timwellman.ramlink.net/xena/
Also, for those bards who have stories archived at THE JOURNEY CONTINUES, if your stories aren't archived at another Web site I would ask you on behalf of all fanfic lovers to please keep them available on the Web by moving them to another site. I consider it a tragedy when the Xenaverse loses fanfic and I'll be HOUNDING you until I see those stories elsewhere so if only to save yourself from the wrath of a Lunatic please keep those stories available ;-)
Six new ones and two updates.
NOW I REMEMBER by Xenasbard
A sequel to the story I HAD FORGOTTEN which continues the poignant observations of Cyrene as she watches her daughter care for a recovering bard. Touching depiction of the relationship as seen through another's eyes. DO NOT MISS! - 4 pgs.
THE SENSE THE GODS GAVE A HORSE by T.Novan
An Argo with attitude. You just have to LOVE this story ;-) It's not easy being a warrior's horse when that warrior is smitten and too scared to do anything about it. So knowing what's good for said warrior - and an equine's coat - Argo decides to take matters into her own...hooves :) Adorable. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 3 pgs.
THE GIFT by T. Novan
The eleventh entry in T.'s delightfully domestic RAISING MELOSA SERIES, this story takes place on the eve of Solon's marriage as Xena and Gabrielle welcome friends to the festivities and find themselves the recipients of a very special gift... Sweetly passionate and very heartwarming this is a MUST READ! DO NOT MISS! - 8 pgs.
DEPARTURE by T. Novan
Story number twelve in the RAISING MELOSA SERIES, this tale unveils a major revelation as the bard learns more about her partner and is made privy to the destiny awaiting one of their children. Another satisfying chapter in a very engrossing series. DO NOT MISS! - 6 pgs.
BETWEEN THE ANVIL AND THE HAMMER by James Bergquist
Amusing beginning to this new story set in Amazonia which has a disappointed Gabrielle getting tough with her Amazons when it seems they're becoming a tad too lazy. [unfinished] - 3 pgs.
FAMILY AND LIES by WrshpXena
Sizzling story that has the warrior and bard confessing the truth about their relationship to Gabrielle's family and then opting for an Amazon ceremony to make things official. The word "insatiable" comes to mind when reading this fun entry ;-) - 62 pgs.
WARLORD METAL by Redhawk
Part 2 is now available. Redhawk continues a tradition of original, well-written uber fanfic with a new tale set in the world of Heavy Metal music where teenager Sonny Middlestead soon finds herself drawn to the new singer for her brother's band - a troubled young woman with striking green eyes who comes from the streets and is carrying more emotional baggage than Sonny could ever suspect. In this latest part Sonny becomes ever more intrigued by the enigmatic Jordan while the band singer reveals a protective side. Blurring the lines between the Xena/Gab uber archetypes, this story is delivering some nicely sensitive characterizations of two people as different as night and day forming an unlikely friendship in a world that doesn't often make life easy. [unfinished] - 16 pgs.
NANO #6: THE FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS by Jules Mills
Parts 2-3 is now available. The sixth installment in Jules already classic NANO SERIES finds Grace and her nano tech back home and busy at work while they continue building a life together. It's a life already full of both domestic and professional challenges as Doc seeks the help of a professional in trying to understand the darkness within her and both struggle to fulfill the promise of the technology they're working on. In these latest sections an unexpected accident and some familiar stubbornness threaten to drive doctor and nanotech apart. Jules has achieved an easiness in her depiction of these characters and the relationship they share that continues to make her stories a rare treat. Exceedingly well-written, this new story promises the same mixture of humor, passionate romance and heartwarming emotions that have put Jules Mills among the creme-della-creme of XWP fanfic talents writing today. NANO #6 gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION! [unfinished] - 13 pgs.
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.