WEDNESDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 3/24/99
[Previous report was for 3/21/99]
I'm including a SPECIAL SECTION tonight for fellow fans of STAR TREK VOYAGER.
One new Xena fanfic site now available - TAIKO'S SCROLLS OF THE XENAVERSE located at http://xenite.net/scrolls/index-scroll.htm
SITUATION by Rab Donald
Very cute offering about the trials and tribulations of one gambler in desperate need of funds to pay of debts, one bard wanting to at last admit her feelings for a certain warrior, and one Warrior Princess whose more than a little upset at suddenly finding herself without her bard. Rab uses a changing point-of-view technique that is highly effective in drawing out the characterizations and adding a wonderful humor to the piece. DO NOT MISS! - 3 pgs.
FANTASIES by GabTBard
A surprisingly sweet revelation from the Warrior Princess reminds Gabrielle of how much she loves her partner. Nicely written, tender vignette. [See the sequel FANTASIES REVISITED] - 2 pgs.
FANTASIES REVISITED by GabTBard
Following immediately after the exchange in FANTASIES, this little tale has Gabrielle putting in motion a plan to make all her partner's fantasies come true. GabTBard's characterizations here have a heartwarming, loving quality to them depicting two lovers who feel very deeply for one another. - 5 pgs.
DARK PROMISE by Katrina and Sharon Bowers
Part 20 is now available. This latest entry in Katrina's BLOOD AND ROSES SERIES is developing into one wild, fun ride. A crossover tale featuring the characters from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, this story has Buffy getting quite a surprise when she meets Willow's aunts who aside from having the same names as a couple of popular TV characters, also keep setting off the slayer's hypersensitive senses. In this latest chapter, in an effort to convince Buffy of the need for her to learn sword fighting, Xena and Gabrielle tell the gang from Sunnydale about the dangerous Twilight realm. Katrina and Sharon's characterizations are on the money and will delight fans of both series although this is entertaining even if you only watch one of them. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [unfinished] - 5 pgs.
NANO #6: THE FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS by Jules Mills
Part 9 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 part has Dana and Grace joining their partner in crime Rachel in...well...another crime ;-) 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 offers 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! - 75 pgs.
A LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE by Midgit
Part four is now available. Promising new uber tale set in modern day Bath, England which has real estate agent Eden Gallagher getting a very welcomed assignment when a stunning brunette walks into her office looking for a place to rent. Intrigued by the lovely stranger and encouraged by her roommate, Eden decides to try her luck with Victoria Conrad never suspecting that a friend is precisely what her mysterious client might need. In this latest part, Eden and Tori begin to grow closer. Nice writing with an intriguing scenario. [unfinished] - 7 pgs.
"Melosa" by Barbara Maclay
Inspired by the RAISING MELOSA SERIES by T. Novan.
SPECIAL SECTION - STAR TREK VOYAGER
JUST BETWEEN FUTURES by G.L. Dartt
Gina's latest contribution to the remarkable JUST BETWEEN SERIES is a gripping drama that finds Seven emotionally crippled after learning from a seer that an upcoming choice of hers will lead to one of two possible futures - one filled with hope and happiness, the other a living hell. Weaving moments of humor into a very emotional storyline, Gina succeeds once again in delivering an engrossing read with terrific characterizations of all the Voyager regulars and one of the most compelling romances in fanfic. Another MUST READ in an outstanding series, this gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION! - 43 pgs.
WITH A LITTLE HELP by Diana Anderson
A new bard makes her debut in VOYAGER fanfic with a delightful Janeway/Seven first time story that has a rather straightforward Borg taking the initiative, and a supportive Voyager crew urging her on, when she senses that the captain has been showing more than just a passing interest. Diana offers charming characterizations, lots of hilarious exchanges and some nicely pasionate moments in a very entertaining read. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 12 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.