SATURDAY FAN FICTION REPORT - 9/26/98
[Previous report was for 9/23/98]
First of all - MANY THANKS to everyone who sent me their notes of concern and support regarding Hurricane Georges. Fortunately Miami wasn't hit hard at all. We just ended up with some mild gusts and some rain and A LOT OF WORK - not the least of which was running around for a couple of hours prior to the storm trying to catch a couple of nervous felines I wanted to bring inside. One of the most annoying things about hurricanes is that even if you don't get hit hard you still spend hours before preparing for it and hours afterwards getting the house back in order ;-) Still, it's very important to prepare. People living in the Keys were hit hard and are now having to contend with the aftermath which isn't pretty. Even worse off are those poorer countries in the Caribbean were the hurricane not only did incredible damage but took a lot of lives too. My thoughts are with all of those who've been less lucky with regards to Georges and with those now in its path. If any Xenites out there live in the areas now under a hurricane watch or warning - please take it seriously and do what you can to protect yourselves, your family, your pets and your home. I'll be sending good thoughts your way.
Now - on to my favorite subject :) Xena fan fiction is now available at a couple of new sites - the DREAM WORKER fan fiction page at: http://web.archive.org/web/20020804033236/http://dreamworker-magazine.com/fanfic/fanfic.htm
Also, THE SECRET PAGES OF PERSEPHONE located at: http://rivendell.fortunecity.com/nemesis/680/is making available fanfic by Persephone.
The ULTIMATE FAN FICTION DIRECTORY has a new category indexes now online. "By The Gods and Goddesses" lists stories which feature the Olympians and other deities. Check out the ULTIMATE FAN FICTION DIRECTORY at: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/3702/index.html
Finally - B L Miller's fanfic site is now giving out THE AMAZON ICE COMPANY AWARD for mature fanfic which...how to put it...rocks your boat >:) Awards are given to stories nominated by readers. For more information and/or to nominate those special favorites, go to http://blmiller.net/iceawards.html
Now on to that fanfic :)
ESCAPING THROUGH DEATH? by Xenrielle
Xenrielle captures in this vignette the heart-wrenching moment from MATERNAL INSTINCTS during which Xena watched her partner avenge Solon's death. As emotional as the scene from the episode. - 3 pgs.
LEAVE ME, LEAVE ME NOT by Ella Quince
Ella's newest is a thought-provoking product of the third season which has the warrior and bard airing out some lingering doubts and concerns between them. This one packs an emotional wallop. - 3 pgs.
BEYOND PRICE by A.L. Dunham
The conclusion of this story is now available. This is hurt/comfort tale firmly rooted in the devotion warrior and bard have for one another. It begins with a desperate Gabrielle making an insane pact with the God of War so he'll cure a gravely ill Xena. Soon after the bard realizes that she may not be able to fulfill her part of the bargain but keeping Xena alive is one thing she is determined to do - even if she has to change the terms of that bargain...In this final part Xena worries as her partner recuperates. An engrossing love story that will keep you hitting that page-down key. DO NOT MISS!! [See also the sequel WITHOUT WORDS] - 5 pgs.
"Xena With and Without Ceremonial Mask" by Barbara Maclay
Inspired by the story THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN - the third entry in the REPARATIONS CYCLE series all by Llachlan. http://geocities.com/Hollywood/Bungalow/2591/#mask
"Tender Moments: The Amphipolis Expedition" by Miguel Cura
Inspired by the story THE AMPHIPOLIS EXPEDITION by Felioness. http://www.geocities.com/~felioness/uberxena/artwork.html#Tender
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.