SUNDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 2/7/99
[Previous report was for 2/4/99]
The EXPERTS DIRECTORY is now up and running featuring a listing of Xenites knowledgeable in a number of different areas and willing to help bards needing information in those areas. I've included a page called NOTES ON USING THE EXPERTS DIRECTORY which I urge any bard wanting to make use of the service to PLEASE read. The EXPERTS DIRECTORY is at http://lunacyreviews.com/experts.htm
Many, MANY thanks to all those Xenites who've volunteered to be listed. There is information on the page on how to go about adding your name to the DIRECTORY if you think you have knowledge in an area which Xenite bards may need help with.
Also, with the unveiling of this new page I'm announcing a new feature which will appear in the fanfic reports as needed. If you're a bard in need of some specific information for your story and the subject area is NOT listed in the EXPERTS DIRECTORY, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and I'll include your e-mail address and the type of "expert" you're looking for in a BARDS IN NEED section of the fanfic report.
I've added a couple of excellent new sites to the BARD'S REFERENCE LIBRARY. Available now through the NOTABLE WOMEN THROUGHOUT HISTORY wing are Dark Worrior's THE AMAZONS AND THESEUS AND THE AMAZONS page as well as the ONE HUNDRED ONE AMAZONS site.
The BARD'S REFERENCE LIBRARY is at: http://lunacyreviews.com/reference.htm
You can find Dark Worrior's pages directly at these URLs:
THE AMAZONS AND THESEUS AND THE AMAZONS http://www.angelfire.com/ar/beogodeo/amazons.html
ONE HUNDRED ONE AMAZONS http://members.tripod.com/~ancient_history/101amazons.html
This last site is particularly good if you're looking for Amazon names!
With more and more fanfic stories being translated into foreign languages I've decided to add yet another section to the fanfic report - TRANSLATIONS. It debuts below tonight.
AFTER THE BATTLE by Onora
Touching story that has a concerned Xena searching for her partner after a battle. Nice depiction of the relationship. DO NOT MISS! - - 4 pgs.
A LOVE STORY by Tympany
A simply PRECIOUS little tale GUARANTEED to leave you with one huge grin. It's the tragic story of unrequited love as a hapless soul falls for tall, dark and deadly only tall, dark and deadly doesn't get along with the family ;-) Exercise that funny bone and read this! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 2 pgs.
CIRCLE OF LIFE by Kodiakke
Intriguing character piece that looks at the effect of the Xena/Gab relationship on the Warrior Princess as circumstances force her to once again unleash her dark side. Well-written. - 14 pgs.
- 14 pgs.
TAVERN TALK by GabTBard
Part of the series TALES OF THE WARRIOR PRINCESS: THE PRIVATE SCROLLS OF GABRIELLE THE BARD this story chronicles one of those rare times when the bard wins a bet against the proud Warrior Princess. Playful. - 5 pgs.
THE MOUNT OLYMPUS SUPERBOWL by Mil Toro
Far more entertaining than any superbowl I've ever seen, Mil's latest pits the Warrior Princess and her crew against Dahak and his destroyers. Great characterizations in this! - 5 pgs.
BAD TIMING by Kristian S. Fischer
A poignant prologue to Redhawk's ONLY ONE that finds a dark-haired immortal going through the motions that has become her existence after two millenniums spent missing her partner, while in another part of town a golden-haired young woman sleeps restlessly. A solid piece very much in keeping with the feel of the INFINITY SERIES. - 3 pgs.
NANO #6: THE FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS by Jules Mills
Part 5 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. This latest section will have you in stitches and then sporting a wicked smile as Dana shows the patience of a saint and then starts to play like a sinner ;-) 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] - 11 pgs.
LA CAPE by B L Miller, translated into French by Valerie
Translation of THE CLOAK.
"Uber Image" by Katrina
An image inspired by the many uber Xena fanfic pieces now available.
"Tartarus" by Katrina
Inspired by the story THE TOUR by Katrina.
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.