TUESDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 3/10/98
[Previous report was for 3/9/98]
An all alt. report tonight.
XENA'S KISSES by Mil Toro
Mil's latest skit has Xena trying to explain to a certain frustrated Bard why she seems to have kissed half of Greece. Very cute :)
DID HE WHO MADE THE LAMB MAKE THEE? by Cheaza
I don't think I've read a story this heart-wrenching since Peribear's THE BEST IN LOVE so before tackling it make sure to arm yourself with a multitude of kleenex boxes. Cheaza gives us in this tale an alternate culmination to the rift that does not involve singing, tarot symbols or illusions. Instead we get the stark reality of a friendship in ruins, a heart in pieces and a mind overwhelmed by a guilt so complete that it simply sinks into insanity. This is an utterly dark, gut-wrenching piece featuring descriptions of sexual violence, rough language and containing some REALLY disturbing scenes. Packing an emotional wallop, this hurt/comfort story is *NOT* for everyone but if you have a strong constitution and appreciate angst it is certainly a thought-provoking read that comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
A DIFFERENT KIND OF RIFT by RavensTale
Part 7 of this story is now available. Set after the events in THE DEBT, this is a clever, nicely written tale that has Ares offering Xena the chance to go back in time and change some of the horrific experiences she and Gabrielle have recently endured. It is a chance the Warrior Princess will take never considering the many twists of fate she could soon be experiencing. In this latest part, Xena gets a reminder of what she should be doing while in Britannia. Still unfinished but with a solid premise, RavensTale story is great entertainment.
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.