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FRIDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 9/12/97
[Previous report was for 9/11/97]

Hey guys,

As fans of XWP and particularly as fans of the MARVELOUS fan fiction this show has generated, we have a very important milestone to celebrate this week. Yesterday Xenos announced at his Web site - the very popular and often used XWP FAN FICTION INDEX - that there are now **OVER 1000** works indexed at the site. I can well remember the days when we used to get no more than one or two new stories a week. Now we regularly get about 50 per week! Xenites are a very diverse group but through this TV series and through our love of good fan fiction we have definitely found common ground. We are a group that has produced some of the finest writers on the Net today and some of the finest fan fiction. Let us continue supporting these writers and the Web masters who make their fiction available to us. Xenos' XWP FAN FICTION INDEX is at: http://www.xenafiction.com/

GENERAL FICTION:

RELUCTANT GODDESS by Titanium and Awatcher
Another great story from this successful writing team. Needing to strip Callisto and Velaska of their godhoods, the gods are faced with one little problem - although one of the godhoods can be dispersed into nature, another must be placed into a living vessel, in effect creating a new god. Soon the Olympians have made a decision as to who that living vessel will be. Suffice it to say - the life of a certain bard will never be the same again... This story is well-written with a very clever plot and some hilarious moments. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
http://www.amazontrails.com/xena/fanfict.htm

ALTERNATIVE FICTION:

THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR - BOOK III: THE MYTILENE DEBATE by Baermer
Parts 44-46 in the series are now available (NOTE: Baermer has renumbered the various parts to the series) With the siege of Poteidaia now over Xena and Gabrielle face a new challenge - to try to locate a missing Ephiny last seen weeks before when she left the Amazon nation escorting a group of young Amazons to Sappho's school just outside the city of Mytilene. With news that the city is in revolt, the warrior and bard embark on a possible rescue mission with Solari and Epinon. It is a journey that will once again test them physically and emotionally as they struggle with the historic events unfolding around them and with serious issues still unresolved in their relationship. In these latest sections, the conflict within Xena threatens to destroy everything between her and the bard. From the keyboard of one of our most accomplished bards, this entire series has become a MUST READ in XWP fan fiction. Baermer's writing is often so beautiful that it verges on the poetic. Her characterizations are solid, with intriguing plots that are well planned and meticulously executed. Note that this entire series is available in both subtext-explicit and subtext-lite versions. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
http://www.telepath.com/baermer/

CAPTURED by Virginia Leonard
Chapter five of this story is now available. This tale has Xena and Gabrielle meeting up with an old friend of the Warrior Princess - a roguish thief with an eye for the ladies and a penchant for trouble. In this latest chapter Rooks puts into play her skills as a thief to help a friend. Well-written with some precious moments. Previously reviewed 6/9/97, 6/25/97 and 7/16/97.
http://members.aol.com/tennstats/stories.htm

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.

Happy reading!

Lunacy 8-)