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.

THURSDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 9/17/98
[Previous report was for 9/15/98]

Hi all,

We have three new XWP fanfic sites now open for business.

WOLFKEN'S LAIR is located at: http://freespace.virgin.net/ken.hannen/kentigern.htm
The fanfic page is directly at: http://freespace.virgin.net/ken.hannen/fanfic.htm#fanfic

STORM AND SPIRIT'S DOMAIN is at: http://freespace.virgin.net/gabriella.p/webhost/LLD/
Their fanfic page is directly at: http://freespace.virgin.net/gabriella.p/webhost/LLD/fanfiction/fanfiction.html

Donatello's JOURNEY THROUGH TIME is at: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/3897/index.html
The fanfic page is at: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/3897/fiction.html

Del_kaidin will be hosting guest reviewers on her FAN FICTION REVIEWS every Friday. If you've liked a story and would like to review it so others can learn about it send Del your reviews at del_kaidin@hotmail.com Reviews must be in by Friday at 5pm. to appear in that evening's edition of the FAN FICTION REVIEWS which are posted on the NetForum and also on Del's page at: http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Boulevard/2521/reviews/index.htm

Janice and Mel fans make SURE to take a look at the new FANFIC ART by Miguel Cura listed in the FANFIC ART section below. The piece is BEYOND CUTE!!! :)

GENERAL FICTION:

DAO ON A SOLSTICE EVE by J.C Wilder
A heartwarming vignette set on a Winter evening that finds Xena and the Gabster staying with the Amazons as they recuperate from their ordeal in Chin...and help an old friend deal with a little problem :) A perfect Solstice tale about the good that can come from even the darkest of times. - 2 pgs.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic4/dao.html

WHEN EVIL MEETS ITSELF by TZ
Amusing little offering that has Hope learning just how tough the life of an evil goddess can be ;-) Cute. - 1 pg.
http://www.fortunecity.com/village/villageplace/334/evil.html

ALTERNATIVE FICTION:

STILL LOVING YOU by Felioness
A very contemporary new story with a premise that will no doubt resonate the personal experience of some readers out there, Felioness' latest chronicles the growing relationship of two lonely souls over the Internet. It is a timely, engrossing tale with effective, modern characterizations. [unfinished] - 5 pgs.
http://www.geocities.com/~felioness/uberxena/stilllove1.html

IT'S MY TURN by Lace Priest
A very accommodating Warrior Princess decides to fulfill one of her bard's wishes ;-) You miiiiight want to avoid this one at your place of employment... - 3 pgs.
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Labyrinth/6338/myturn.html

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS by Lost Dragon
In a tavern full of villagers the bard from Poteidaia weaves her magic - spreading the legend of Xena Warrior Princess, while the warrior watches thinking of just how much that magic has captured her soul as well. Solid little tale with a surprising ending. - 2 pgs.
http://home.istar.ca/~elf/peacemaker.htm

NEGOTIATIONS by Gin
This new bard's first fanfic piece is set in the world of Xena the Conqueror we saw in the Hercules episode ARMAGEDDON NOW. Gin takes some liberties with the story as presented in that episode, creating a world in which Xena has not yet conquered all though she's well on her way. Still to be vanquished is the proud Amazon Nation. Standing between the Conqueror and that particular prize is a Poteidaian turned Queen who having been rescued from slavers by the Amazon a few years back, now rules the Nation with a fierce protectiveness. To the amazement of her Amazon sisters, the young queen chooses not to fight the Destroyer of Nations but to reach out to her. It is a desperate gamble but one which Gabrielle must take, knowing as ruler just how deadly the Conqueror can be but remembering a five-year old who once saw a very different side of the Warrior Princess. Based on the premise that love can indeed conquer all, this story includes some clever tie-ins with regular Xena history and even with other fan fiction. - 33 pgs.
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/n/negot1.htm

OKTOBERFEST by Redhawk
Part two is now available. This sequel to Redhawk's fantastic HIGHLANDER/XWP crossover tale, ONLY ONE begins on a plane bound for Europe on the first leg of a vacation Xena hopes will further aid in the recuperation of her young lover Rickie Gardner. Still suffering from horrific nightmares, Rickie is nevertheless flourishing in the warrior's company - starting to remember a life from very long ago and looking forward to a second chance with her soulmate. Unbeknownst to them, however, others are watching and waiting...knowing the life of an immortal will not be peaceful for long. In this latest part Rickie's emotional healing continues as Xena treats her to the infectious fun of Oktoberfest in Munich. All the while a very dark soul is getting ready to cleanse the world of another sinner. Picking up where ONLY ONE left off, this story features a riveting, suspenseful plot and a strengthening of the Xena/Rickie connection. Definitely one for the MUST READ list. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [unfinished] -- 9 pgs.
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium/2385/Oktoberfest/Oktoberfest1.html

ALL I EVER NEED by K.P. West
Part four is now available. This first story by a new bard is a rather original uber piece set in the present day which finds loner Jaime Bennet unemployed and in need of physical therapy after she's diagnosed with a mysterious illness. Her existence becomes a predictable routine until the day a new physical therapist comes into her life sporting the most beautiful green eyes Jamie has ever seen...In this latest part, patient and therapist grow increasingly closer. Nice storyline with terrific potential. K.P. is turning this one into a very satisfying, emotional read. DO NOT MISS!! [unfinished] -- 8 pgs.
Pt.1: http://members.aol.com/kaypwest/aien.html
Pt.2: http://members.aol.com/kaypwest/aien2.htm
Pt.3: http://members.aol.com/kaypwest/aien3.htm
Pt.4: http://members.aol.com/kaypwest/aien4.htm

FANFIC ART:

"Janice and Mel" by Miguel Cura
Inspired by the story THE SEARCH FOR AMPHIPOLIS by Bat Morda.
http://www.geocities.com/~felioness/uberxena/artwork.html#Search

"Jennifer" by Barbara Maclay
Inspired by the story WYOMING by Redhawk.
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Bungalow/2591/#Jennifer

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.

Happy reading!

Lunacy 8-)