SATURDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 8/22/98
[Previous report was for 8/18/98]
B L Miller is now the official caretaker of MaryD's BARDS OF THE XENAVERSE page featuring interviews with our bards. B.L. has just added new interviews with CN Winters, SL Bowers, Redhawk and Rooks. Check out the BARDS OF THE XENAVERSE page at: http://ausxip.com/bards/index.html
Meanwhile, MaryD has more positions available at her XENA INFORMATION PAGE. She is looking for Xenites with "HTML skills and eye for good artwork" to help with the XIP ARTWORK and XIP SUBTEXT ZONE sections. If interested e-mail MaryD at email@example.com and do include a URL to any Web pages you've worked on. The XENA INFORMATION PAGE is at: http://ausxip.com
Xjazz has added a number of ART GALLERIES to the WARRIOR'S BARD page, including some featuring FANFIC ART. The WARRIOR'S BARD page is at http://bluewaves.simplenet.com/xena/index.html
Also, for those of you who enjoy alternative fanfic and the subtext it's based on, a reminder that the ALTERNATIVE XENITES DISCUSSION BOARD is another online forum through which you can discuss this interest with fellow subtexters, read about new Web sites, new stories, etc. AXDB is at: http://www.yucc.yorku.ca/~jenn/axdb/index.html
All news ones tonight.
I HAD FORGOTTEN by My Warrior
Emotional hurt/comfort tale featuring a shifting point-of-view technique that has Xena and Gabrielle visiting the warrior's mother in Amphipolis when an old enemy decides to extract a terrible revenge on the Warrior Princess. Poignant and effective. -- 5 pgs.
WHISPERS OF INSANITY by Tragedy
A tale of madness and forgiveness which follows the thoughts of a tortured mind as it seeks vengeance on a memory from the past. Tragedy's unique writing style in this adds dramatic impact to the story. Intense. -- 8 pgs.
GENTLE PASSIONS by S. Derkins
Set just after the end of the episode ONE AGAINST AN ARMY, this little vignette chronicles a deeply emotional moment as an unspoken truth is communicated between warrior and bard. A heart-wringer of a tale, this is a MUST READ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! -- 2 pgs.
PHANTOM by Silk
This passionate new entry in Silk's APPARITIONS OF LOVE SERIES follows a lost soul's desperate journey to reunite with her forgotten mate. A beautifully written, poignant account of a love that transcends even death. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! -- 7 pgs.
FOR THE LOVE OF GAIA by Felioness
A sequel to Felioness' THE AMPHIPOLIS EXPEDITION, this story finds Commander Xandra, Brie and the rest of the colonists busy planning for the future of their colony when an old danger resurfaces to threaten all that Xandra and Brie hold dear. Part of the COLONIZATION TRILOGY, Felioness' story maintains the sense of suspense and adventure of her previous tale. Nicely written. [unfinished] -- 13 pgs.
DESTINY AT THE AMPHIPILI NURSING HOME by HikNboots
It never ceases to amaze me how creative our Xenite bards are getting with those uber tales. This latest one is a very original little story set in contemporary times that has Katy Hammonds trying to help her beloved grandma Mavis and the old woman's life-long partner Cass escape the abuse in a nursing home when a beautiful mechanic with startling blue eyes comes into their lives - a young woman with a surprising physical similarity to Cass and a spirit very much like that of the warrior woman Mavis has always told stories about. With some funny moments and a sentimental transition between generations, this is an enjoyable read. -- 9 pgs.
FRAGMENTS by TZ
TZ has added a new fragment to her collection. Titled PUSS TO PASS THE TIME, it chronicles a not-so-innocent exchange between warrior and bard. FRAGMENTS is A delightful collection of story fragments that will have you grinning from ear to ear. In particular do not miss Xena and Gabrielle's first experience with Indian "culture" in BETWEEN THE COVERS and the sure-to-be-classic jingle Gab teaches the Amazons in THE DRINKING SONG. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!-- 7 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.