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.

TUESDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 2/9/99
[Previous report was for 2/7/99]

Hi all,

Celebrating their one year anniversary, THE ULTIMATE XENA FAN FICTION DIRECTORY is back in business with a new look and an exiting new feature - a search engine that allows you to search by author's name, keyword, or story title in either the Alternative or General categories. Stop by at: http://www.xenafanfiction.com/

Simahoyo has added a couple of new links to her WRITER'S TOOLBOX bards resource site - ON-LINE WRITING COURSES and the WRITER'S BOOKSHELF. You can visit the WRITER'S TOOLBOX at: http://www.blarg.net/~simahoyo/writers.html.htm

XWP fanfic is now available at THE HALLS OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN located at http://users.wantree.com.au:8080/~hgunter/rae/writings.htm

Also check out this new site offering XWP fanfic - the BARD SCHOOL OF ARTS at http://aida.interspeed.net/xena/bards.html

Xenabat - who is currently running XENABAT'S MUSEO art index located at http://xenabat.com/xwpartwork/ - is in the process of putting together a new fan fiction index and is looking for fanfic readers/indexers to help her with that project. If you'd like to help e-mail her at xenabat@xenabat.com.

Short one tonight.

ALTERNATIVE FICTION:

TIME ENOUGH AT LAST by T.Novan
The thirteenth entry in the at RAISING MELOSA SERIES this is one of T. Novan's most amusing offerings as it chronicles the growing frustrations of a cranky bard who just wants to spend some time with her partner. Very cute. DO NOT MISS! - 8 pgs.
http://www.zoomnet.net/~kg8rj/xena/altfic/tn-time.html

EXPLANATIONS by T. Novan
T. Novan follows the lighter TIME ENOUGH AT LAST, with a more sentimental and intense episode in the lives of Xena and Gabrielle as the Warrior Princess has to take up arms again to protect her family and the Amazon Nation that has adopted her. Part fourteenth in the RAISING MELOSA SERIES. - 7 pgs.
http://www.zoomnet.net/~kg8rj/xena/altfic/tn-explanations.html

THE VIGIL by L. Fox
The thoughts of a worried bard missing her beloved warrior. Sweet. - 4 pgs.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic6/thevigil.htm

DEUS EX GABRIELLE by Chris M.
Part 11 is now available. A delightfully entertaining new offering that finds the Bard of Poteidaia in a difficult predicament after Apollo kidnaps her and she unknowingly eats a little too much ambrosia. The new goddess then embarks on a quest to find someone willing to take her godhood away so she can return to the mortal who owns her heart. Some hysterical moments in this as the bard turned goddess leaves her mark all over Olympus :) In this latest part Olympians and mortals try to keep a very upset warrior from losing it while a confused Gabrielle is uncertain what has happened to her. Very well written and very cute! Terrific characterizations. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [unfinished] - 22 pgs.
http://bearblue.150m.com/library2/1990s/STO/altlib/deg_1.html

HOPE FOR HOPE by Marion D. Tuttle
Part 3 is now available. 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. In this latest part, Hope encourages the love she senses between her mother and Xena but warrior and bard remain skeptical as to her motivations. Marion delivers some very solid characterizations here in a storyline with great promise and a hint at what might have been... DO NOT MISS! [unfinished] - 8 pgs.
Pt.1: http://www.amazontrails.com/xena/hopefor1.htm
Pt.2: http://www.amazontrails.com/xena/hopefor2.htm
Pt.3: http://www.amazontrails.com/xena/hopefor3.htm

TRANSLATIONS:

LE SPECTACLE by B L Miller, translated by Fausta
French translation of the story THE SHOW.
http://blmiller.net/show/Page1French.html

FANFIC ART:

THE HORSEMEN TRILOGY Story Cover by Ciegra
Inspired by the HORSEMEN TRILOGY by Karen Surtees.
http://members.xoom.com/Ciegra1/ThatRoadR.html

THE AMAZONS OF DAHOMEY Story Cover by Ciegra
Inspired by the story THE AMAZONS OF DAHOMEY by Susan Smith.
http://members.xoom.com/Ciegra1/DahomeyR.html

THE BET Story Cover by Ciegra
Inspired by the story THE BET by sHaYch.
http://members.xoom.com/Ciegra1/TheBetR.html

PUZZLE PIECES Story Cover by Ciegra
Inspired by the story PUZZLE PIECES by Danae.
http://members.xoom.com/Ciegra1/PuzzleR.html

THE LAST SCROLL Story Cover by Ciegra
Inspired by the story THE LAST SCROLL by Rooks.
http://members.xoom.com/Ciegra1/LastScrollR.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 Gabby, depicting them as more than just friends.

Happy reading!

Lunacy 8-)