SUNDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 7/13/97
[Previous report was for 7/11/97]
Some announcements tonight. There's a new Web site for XWP fan fic out there - BAERMER'S XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS FAN FIC featuring stories by this fantastic bard! The site also includes notes on what Baermer is currently working on which sounds very promising I might add. The URL is: http://www.telepath.com/baermer/
Remember that the SECOND XENITE BARD CONTEST is in full swing. Tomorrow is the last day for submissions. Along with several poems, the contest Web site now includes 10 fan fic stories. The URL is: http://www.xenite.com/bard/voting/default.asp
At Dax's OBSESSION Web site, the winner of the June SILVER LATH Outstanding Alt. Fiction has been announced - for the second month Bat's IS THERE A DOCTOR ON THE DIG picks up the award!! [Congrats Batsky!!!!!] The review for this WONDERFUL story is at: http://lunacyreviews.com/alt.htm#Is There A Doctor On The Dig
The SILVER LATH Winners page is at: http://members.aol.com/ToyGoddess/lath/winlist.htm
To vote for this month's winner send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org (NOTE that the e-mail addy has changed!) with "the name of the story, the author's name and email addy, where it can be located, and anything you might like to say about the story."
Tonight we have all new stories :)
TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM by Palomine
Poignant tale that has Gabrielle trying to deal with a Xena who is depressed and suffering from some very bad nightmares. The bard doesn't quite know what the nightmares are about until the two encounter a figure from Xena's past - a young man who the Warrior Princess once tried to help because he reminded her of Lyceus - a young man who repaid his commander by betraying her in one of the worst moments of Xena's life. Palomine tends to write stories that could easily be made into TV episodes. This is one of them. A very nice read.
THE MOVING FINGER WRITES by Wolfgang McCollough
Unusual tale which has Xena and Gabrielle meeting up with a mysterious acquaintance from the warrior's past - a woman with unspoken connections to the gods who has reached for knowledge as yet forbidden to mortals and must pay a price for daring to do so.
THE THREAT by Allison
This is an interactive "Choose Your Own Adventure" story where the reader gets to select how the plot will develop.
LIVE TO TELL by Danae
Danae is one of those bards who observes an economy of expression in her writing - never giving away more than she should and making every single sentence count. This story is simply put - going to blow you AWAY!!!!!!! It is essentially a short vignette - a conversation between Xena and Gabrielle sparked by a little revelation the bard never intended to make but which could potentially have incredible ramifications for her relationship with the warrior. INCREDIBLY original plot in a story I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
XELLEN'S UNIVERSAL CHAT by Mil Toro
A hilarious little skit that has the mighty Xellen - Warrior Princess participating in a chat - answering all questions with unreserved honesty too! ;-) Very cute!
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.