FRIDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 7/31/98
[Previous report was for 7/30/98]
One new XWP fanfic site opening tonight DANIELLE'S XENA:XWP/ HERC:TLJ FAN FICTION PAGE at: http://pages.prodigy.com/danielletg/index.htm
Short report but a very sweet one :) All alt.
SEVEN DAYS IN POMPEII by DJWP
One of the most popular talents in XWP fanfic returns to once again help us deal with XWS as she did exactly one year ago with the release of the much loved classic A BARD DAY'S NIGHT. Set after the end of season three, DJ's latest finds Xena on a lonely stretch of beach, dazed after the loss of her soulmate, turning to the one place where she knows she'll feel the bard's spirit most of all - in Gabrielle's scrolls. Alone with Argo she begins reading those scrolls and reminiscing back to one of the last adventures they shared while on a fateful visit to a city named...Pompeii. With their relationship still not fully healed from the horror of the rift, this was a time full of insecurities and worries for them but also filled with a renewed sense of hope amidst the infectious joviality of a city preparing for one of its grandest festivals. They are even further drawn into the Pompeiian's excitement when they happen across an old friend well-versed in the art of FUN - the incomparable Sappho who we first me in A BARD DAY'S NIGHT and who is soon once again doing what she does best - getting them all into TROUBLE! DJ's Sappho is one of the greatest creations in fanfic while her treatment of the Xena/Gab partnership remains heartfelt and wonderfully compelling, made even more so this time around by the poignancy of seeing the warrior remember a time when they were both so stubbornly holding on to the love between them. With part one now available, this story already promises to be one fantastic read. DO NOT MISS!! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! [Note: review is based on a little more of the story than what is actually now available] [unfinished].
THE PRINCESS AND THE POPPER by Baermer
A thoroughly charming new tale which spotlights the many talents of the Bard of Poteidaia when she's forced to go undercover to try to rescue a certain ornery Warrior Princess. Baermer has always been one of the best in the business at capturing the dynamics of the Xena/Gab relationship, adding a freshness and originality to the portrayal of these two women that make them both very endearing and very real. This tale has them experiencing every emotion from anger to humor, desperation and ultimately to the utter certainty of their love. A MUST READ that comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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.