NOTE: I do not update these reports after they are posted so some of the links may not work after a while. If you find a broken link check the title in the alphabetical lists of alternative or general reviews at the end of this report.

WEDNESDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 9/17/97
[Previous report was for 9/15/97]

GENERAL FICTION:

EMBODIMENT OF EVIL by Godot A splendid follow-up to Godot's delightful tale SING YOU A SONG OF JUSTICE (review at http://lunacyreviews.com/
lunacy72897.htm
) which continues the adventures of the wacky sorceress Antipany, still vent on someday getting revenge on the Warrior Princess but for the moment forced to struggle for her own life when she falls into the clutches of a great evil. Guided by Antipany's pet vulture Peisander and with a certain bard cleverly manipulating her, a VERY reluctant Xena sets out to try to rescue the woman all the while being reminded by one life-threatening challenge or another just how much...she HATES sorcerers! One word describes this story best of all - FUN! Antipany is one of the best original characters in fan fiction and her interactions with the warrior and bard are simply PRICELESS!! Godot also does a magnificent job with the characterizations of Xena and Gabrielle and in the depiction of their friendship which is sweet, based on a fierce devotion and an uncompromising faith in one another. This story has elements which will remind you of the episode A DAY IN THE LIFE. A very special read that is NOT TO BE MISSED! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
http://www.xenafan.com/fiction/content/embodiment.html

IT'S A KIND OF MAGIC by Beaugrnt Part 4 of this story is now available. This is a very clever XWP/HIGHLANDER crossover tale that has the warrior, Gabrielle and some of the other characters from XWP living in an Ancient Greece where the immortals from HIGHLANDER are a reality. In these first two chapters, the immortal Xena of Amphipolis, former Warrior Princess, comes upon a young girl desperately fighting the raiders who have already decimated her village. Recognizing what the young woman, named Gabrielle, is and why the raiders want her, the warrior becomes determined to save her from a fate she knows all too well. In this latest section, Gabrielle becomes curious. Beaugrnt does a nice job of integrating the characters of XWP with the elements of the two series. This should be a fun read for fans of both XWP and HIGHLANDER.
http://www.tiac.net/users/beaugrnt/fanfic.htm

ALTERNATIVE FICTION:

MYTH-DEEDS OF DARING-DO! by Nene The fifth and supposedly final installment in the MYTH series begins with the long-anticipated honeymoon of a certain Warrior Princess and her "bardie-poo" aboard none other than the Lust Boat complete with Kaptain Schtubing and company :) The next few days will see Xena and bardie-poo meeting the great god "Aaron" along with most of his best known - er - "followers" as their journey eventually takes them to a disturbingly familiar island where all fantasies come true! ;-) Nene's entire MYTH series is certain to become a classic of comedic fan fic. Her command of language and her knowledge of popular culture combine in this final story to once again bring us a hilarious, raunchy, sweet, and thoroughly entertaining tale that is NOT TO BE MISSED!!
http://web.archive.org/web/20010606234709/http://xwp-altfic.simplenet.com/bard-daring.txt

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-)