September 30th, 2002

Added Part 10 of Amicus Humani Generis by SB Zarben

Added Part 2 of The Reef by Lois Kay

Added Part 10 (conclusion) of So Close, So Far by Dimples

September 29th, 2002

Something More Than This Part 1 by Ariel [alt/conqueror/unfinished/NC-17]

A Thousand Kisses Part 1 by Girlbard [alt/Über/unfinished]
The sequel to 'We Do What We Can'!

The Reef Part 1 by Lois Kay [alt/Über/unfinished]
A story about love long lost, friendship,hate, greed, choices and courage. Sam and Jody have not seen each other for years, torn apart by dramatic events that changed their lifes forever. Accidently they meet again....will they be able to restore what they once had? Or will they have to be satisfied with being 'just friends'? Who is trying to destroy 'The Reef'? Can they be stopped? At what cost?

Added Part 4 of Modern Crusaders: Adeptus Major by PsiDraconis

Added part 5 of The Last Conqueror by Lariel & Kamouraskan

September 28th, 2002

Heritage by Mikael Helbo Kjaer
This is the 2nd part of the Darkness and the Light series. Xena, still reading from the scrolls left in Greece by Gabrielle, finds out about her bard's return to her family, while Poteidaia is on the verge of a deadly war.

Imagery by J.W. Heart
A short, very short, piece of hopefully artistic PWP. You have two women, a storm and toss in a couple of gods and there you have it.

Transformation by T.C. O'Neill
Transformation takes place about a year before Xena and Gabrielle are thought dead and placed on ice by Ares. Caesar has defeated the combined Greek armies and plans to sweep across Greece and make it part of the Roman Empire. Before he can conquer the city-states one by one he must defeat the Amazon Nation.
Queen Gabrielle and Xena go to the aid of the Amazons. The Fates have decreed that both Gabrielle and Xena will be killed defending the Amazon territory unless a champion can come to their rescue. Problems is, the Gods do not want any interference from "Known Champions" such as Hercules.
Ares can't stand by and allow Xena to be killed. If he can't bring in a known hero he will mentor one. He solicits Joxer and trainees him in the art of combat. Ares also brings in help from a former Roman battle tactician now a drunkard and a brave Greek cavalryman. Together they must unite the Greek armies and come to the aid of the Amazons and drive the Romans out of Greece.
Joxer also meets and recruits a young woman that is a balladeer by profession and an outstanding archer. She has a romantic interest in Joxer. But Joxer's heart belongs to Gabrielle, right?
The story is told in the third person by the bard Virgil, that's right, Joxer's son.

September 27th, 2002

Murder For Sale by Katia N. Ruiz
Ixtchel, a killer-for-hire with unnerving cat-like eyes, is approached by a woman to kill her lover. By accepting, Ixtchel might have gotten more than she can handle.

A Sweet Surrender by Katia N. Ruiz [unfinished]
A Story of unrequited love... Cassidy Monsignor is in love with her best friend, Andrea Cates. Andrea Cates holds Cassidy very dear and suffers the fact that her friend is troubled... Will Andrea ever realize Cassidy's true feelings? And if she does, will she realize that she may feel the same way?

Added Part 9 of War of the Vampires by Katia N. Ruiz 

Added Part 5 of A Sibling's Rivalry by Katia N. Ruiz

Added part 10 of Lois Kay and Cbar's Ripples in Time

September 26th, 2002

Added the revised version of A Place Called Home by Damnation
Starring Felicity Mitchell and Rei Conrad, this is a tale about a girl who left her hometown to get away from the memory of her recently deceased parents. Along the way, she meets and finds a friend in a college professor and discovers that sometimes, running away gets you closer to the one thing that you're trying to get away from initially.

September 25th, 2002

The Curse of Higuchi by L. Crystal Michallet [Post-Fin/unfinished]
Gabrielle, alone and mourning the loss of her soul mate, finds herself amongst a group of people whose language and culture is very different from her own. Misconceptions and differing social beliefs lead the bard into troubles which only she can get herself out of. Now alone and making her way back home, the bard must either learn to live without her soul mate, or find a way to bring Xena back from the dead.

Added part 24 of Snap's Tempting Trouble

Added part 12 of Harley's Poetry in Motion

Added part 2 (conclusion) of Love's Many Blessings by Psyche_B

September 24th, 2002

Added parts 3 and 4 of Deconstructing the Box by Kel

Added Part 15(the conclusion) of Mezzo's Installment One of Impulse: Book III-FULL STEAM AHEAD

Added part 4 of The Last Conqueror by Lariel & Kamouraskan

Added part 9 of Time's Fell Hand by L. J. Maas

September 23rd, 2002

The Visitors by Trish Kocialski [Über, alt, finished]
The next story in the Dean & Katie series...

Fool for Love by Erin Jennifer [Über, alt, unfinished]
The quest for true love is filled with pitfalls and hidden dangers. Tired of the journey and alone on an empty beach, Kara Pavlovich was on the verge of ending it all when Faith jogged into her life. This is their story.

Battle for Mars (revised version) by Windstar

Her Blade by JenX [classic, alt, finished]
After a battle, Xena and Gabrielle have some difficult emotions to work on. This is PWP (Plot? What Plot?) in which the women find comfort in each other's arms.

Added Part 3 as well as a revised version of Part 1 and Part 2 of Modern Crusaders: Adeptus Major by PsiDraconis

September 22nd, 2002

Today we've got a special treat, a beautiful tale by DS Bauden Somewhere in Time
This is a "Xena style" adaptation of the movie, "Somewhere in Time".

You Should Have... by L. Crystal Michallet-Romero
The first Xena Fan Fiction Story written by L. Crystal Michallet-Romero. It was written shortly after FIN aired in 2001, and is a prequel to the longer story, The Curse of Higuchi.
After the loss of her soul mate, Gabrielle finds herself sailing on a ship away from Japa with her jealous ghost lover and an exquisite female captain. Revealed secrets may be the bards only hope of bringing her soul mate back to life.

September 21st, 2002

Added part 31 of Lady Savay's Beneath the Brambles

New eBooks
Battle for Mars - Windstar
Life Class - Littlespit
Unlimited Sexual Favours - Cephalgia & MJ
We Do What We Can - Girlbard
Watching Gabrielle - Graceh
Sex, Wives and Misunderstandings - Ali Vali (fixed)

September 20th, 2002

The latest part of the Dubois Chronicles series entitled Sins of the Fathers by David J. Duncan
It has been a successful first semester for the Duboises and their students. Towards the end, they plan a long overdue party for Miranda. However, what do the Fates have in store for them? How does Nai-Jin's vision affect this? And what will the GSA pull in their aim to get revenge?

Memory Lane is part three of That Thursday Afternoon from the Wednesday Afternoon Series by Mavis Applewater. Now that they have been reunited Brenna & Geyla still have to face the past.

Added Part 14 of Mezzo's Installment One of Impulse: Book III-FULL STEAM AHEAD

Added part 9of Lois Kay and Cbar's Ripples in Time

Added Part 9 of Amicus Humani Generis by SB Zarben

September 19th, 2002

Something More Than This by Ariel [alt/conqueror/unfinished/NC-17]
Xena is just another ambitious warlord when she meets a child who will eventually change her life. This story begins before the Warrior Princess was beholden to the God Of War. The story has both sub and shipper text. Please read the disclaimers.

Added part 3 of The Last Conqueror by Lariel & Kamouraskan

Here are two more from Mavis Applewater's Wednesday Afternoon Series.

The Body Guard
A security specialist is assigned to protect a temperamental actress.

The Repairwoman
Things heat up for Sandy when her air conditioner breaks.


September 18th, 2002

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch by J. W. Heart [alt/über/finished]
After four years Trace returns home. The sequel to Summer of Need.

Added Part 13 of Mezzo's Installment One of Impulse: Book III-FULL STEAM AHEAD

September 17th, 2002

Added Part 8 of War of the Vampires by Katia N. Ruiz 

Added Part 4 of A Sibling's Rivalry by Katia N. Ruiz 

September 16th, 2002

An announcement:
Hi Folks!
Thought I'd drop in to let ya all know that my novel 'Engravings of Wraith' is now available to the purchasing masses.
Usually, I'd rather jump off the Sears Tower head first into a thumbtack than indulge in any shameless self-promotion, but alas, times are tough.
Last summer, my brother (who lost his wife two years earlier in a freakish gardening accident) took his family to a picnic in the park. Sadly, the event ended in tragedy as they were caught out in the open during a particularly nasty electrical storm. Heroically, my brother fashioned himself a tinfoil hat in the hope that if lightning struck, he would attract it to himself and thus, save his six little girls.
Unfortunately, when the blast came, it was so powerful that it not only vaporized my brother on the spot, it rendered all six of my nieces completely hairless.
I cannot describe to you how difficult, and costly, it is to care for six pre-adolescent girls that have special needs. They are now getting to the age where their appearance is very important to them, and they cry rivers every morning when I paint on their hair and send them off to school.
Despite my artistic efforts and the vast array of spray paint colors available, I'm saddened to admit that I now need help. Quality wigs are expensive and I just don't have the money. I've tried to talk economics with the girls but they loathe the thought of another coat of paint, and are dead set against my proposal of wearing football helmets until our financial situation improves. So, please, reevaluate your own finances and buy a copy of 'Engravings of Wraith'. Only with your generosity can I provide a measure of happiness to six bald, but otherwise beautiful, little girls.
Thank you for your support,

Spellbound by Annemaart [postFIN/alt/unfinshed]
It's hard to give a short description of this story without giving away parts of the plot. Lemme just stick with saying that: yes, this is another one of those post-FIN tales, but I'd like to think this one is different. This story isn't about getting Xena reheaded (though I'll admit that's what it started out to be right in the beginning). It's about stuff like redemption, true sacrifices and how sometimes little things, insignificant events that will fade and dissapear from the memories of most, can be far more meaningful than grand battles for 40.000 souls. It's about things that I felt FIN didn't deal with properly.
If you're looking for a light read, this ain't it. This story is dark and pretty complex. It's gonna have its comedy moments, but in the end it's gonna deal with some tough issues. You might like it. And you might not. Either way, I'll hope this'll make for an interesting read.

Added part 16 of Lessons by Kim Pritekel with Alexa Hoffman

September 15th, 2002

An announcement from LilTrain, CasaUber web mistress:
I have received permission from the Shakespeare by the Sea producer to offer up the extra programs to anyone that would like one.
I have setup a Shakespeare by the Sea FAQ at my site

which I hope should explain everything including the request / suggestion for a donation for those that would like a program. I don't want people to feel as if we're trying to get money by selling programs just because of Renee O'Conner. But I do know that some people that could not attend a performance might like a program, and I'd like to help keep Shakespeare by the Sea free, so having said that a donation is strongly suggested but not required.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks
CasaUber Webmistress

The Last Conqueror by Lariel & Kamouraskan [conqueror/alt/unfinshed]
The Empire is crumbling and a struggle for power is about to begin. Dark forces are converging, and crucial choices have to be made. But which choice is the right one? And what difference can a streetsmart kid from Corinth and an insane prisoner make anyway, against forces which draw their power from the evil of the earth? Added the first two sections.

Added Part 15 (Conclusion) of We Do What We Can by Girlbard 

Added Part 2 of Modern Crusaders: Adeptus Major by PsiDraconis

September 14th, 2002

Life Class by Littlespit [Alt/Über/Complete]
A school project turns into a life changing experience. Sometimes life comes and smacks you in the the best of ways!

Added Part 12 of Mezzo's Installment One of Impulse: Book III-FULL STEAM AHEAD

Added part 3 (Conclusion) of Unlimited Sexual Favors by Cephalgia and MJ

Added Part Deux of Letter of the Law by V. Anderson

Added Part 40 of Vertigo's Caution: Under Construction 

September 13th, 2002

The Battle for Mars by Windstar [Alt/Über/Complete]
The Battle for Mars was one of the turning points in the war against the Bak'ra. There are times when the small battles are the most important of them all.

Added part 11 of Harley's Poetry in Motion

Added part 20 of Bonnie's Tie Break

New eBooks
Dress Blues - Goesome
Winter Furies - Osito
Dragon's Tail - Osito
Oktober Fest - Redhawk
Brass Ring (The) - Mavis Applewater
Life in Her Eyes (The) - Debox

September 12th, 2002

Added part 9 of So Close, So Far by Dimples

September 11th, 2002

I considered not doing an update today but the more I thought about it, the more I didn't want what happened to change what we do. I felt sure of this decision when I received the following from one of the bards who sends stuff to the Academy, Cephalgia -(posted with permission)

I want to share a short story with you. On September 20th of last year, a scant 9 days after the terrorist attack, I went to a Melissa Etheridge concert in Oakland. The crowd was large but somewhat subdued. When Melissa came on she talked to the audience and said "I know we've all had a rough time recently but I think the best way to heal is to get back to doing what it is we do. This is what I do." She then proceeded to give an over 2 hour kick ass solo concert.

So I respectfully offer our update and a Happy Birthday to our hostess with the mostest, Missy Good.

Welcome to the Academy Goesome and Osito!

Dress Blues by Goesome [original]
This is a story of life in the aftermath of 9/11 and the business of trying to move on with a life you didn't expect to lead. Although obviously full of angst, it's also a love story that chronicles the lives of Sarah and Kelly from the day they met until the present.

Winter Furies by Osito
This is a XWP alt story. It is a first time story taking place after the drama of the Rheingold Trilogy, as our heroines travel through the north lands of Germania and battle the hardship of it's intrepid weather.

Dragon's Tail by Osito
This is a XWP alt story. It is a first time story taking place after the events of Debt II after Xena destroys Lao-ma's evil son Ming-Tien. Our heros are being celebrated for their actions, but not everyone in the kingdom is happy about their success.

Added part 2 of Unlimited Sexual Favors by Cephalgia and MJ

Added Part 8 of Amicus Humani Generis by SB Zarben

Added chapters 9 and 10 of Come, Sisters, Come by Scouterpup

Added part 15  of Lessons by Kim Pritekel with Alexa Hoffman

Added part 8 of Time's Fell Hand by L. J. Maas

New Page

Added Judith's compilation of The Pup's Favorite Lines from Missy Good's Stories

New eBooks

Primal Touch - Amber
Only One - Redhawk
One Flew Over the Chakram's Nest - Stacia Seaman
Taken - C. E. Gray
Summer of Need - J. W. Heart
Reflections on September 11th, 2001 - L. Crystal Michallet-Romero

September10th, 2002

Welcome to the Academy J.W. Heart!

Summer of Need by J. W. Heart
The need for a summer job leads Trace home. What she finds will alter two lives. What she loses may change her forever.

Silence by Grit Jahning [unfinished]
She almost lost her soul once. But this time she was going to make sure that it would never happen again. And if that meant conquering Greece and half the world to do it - so be it. This one could be considered an alternative ending to Falling. It isn't, really, but it does pick up an idea from that story.

Reflections on September 11th, 2001 by L. Crystal Michallet-Romero
An original story, composed on the day of a national tragedy, which causes the author to reflect upon the infamous tale of the Zoot Suit Riots which took place in Los Angeles during World War II.

Added part 4 of Dimensia by Fier

Added Part 11 of Mezzo's Installment One of Impulse: Book III-FULL STEAM AHEAD

Added part 8 of Lois Kay and Cbar's Ripples in Time

Updated Eileen Marks' Ultimate Über List

September 9th, 2002

Welcome to the Academy, PsiDraconis!

Modern Crusaders: Adeptus Major by PsiDraconis [original/alt/unfinished]
While touring Europe, Evelynne deMolay, heir to the throne of Atlantis, is saved from an assassin‚s bullet by a mysterious young woman who is more than she seems. While helping to nurse each other back to health, they will each be forced to stretch their minds, and see the world in a new way. The world, however, is not always so accommodating. Adeptus Major is the first in a planned series.

Fate by Kaia [über/unfinished]
Lauren is a history major in the city of Seattle. After much begging and pleading on the part of her landlords, she agrees to enter her painting of a woman from a dream into a local charity auction. Imagine her surprise when she bumps into a woman who could have been the model for her painting. Is it Fate? Added first 11 sections. (Happy Anniversary, Kaia!)

September 8th, 2002

Unlimited Sexual Favors by Cephalgia and MJ [Unfinished]
Good friends Wilder McNeil and Darcy Gardner make a bet and the heated competition teaches them it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.

Added Part 14 of We Do What We Can by Girlbard 

Added Part 6 of Amber's Primal Touch.

September 7th, 2002

Added Part 7 of War of the Vampires by Katia N. Ruiz 

Added Part 3 of A Sibling's Rivalry by Katia N. Ruiz 

Added Part 39 of Vertigo's Caution: Under Construction 

AddedPart 2 of Deconstructing the Box by Kel

New Ebooks:
Year in Paris (A) - Malaurie  Barber

Hunting Clairon - JP

Return of the Prodigal - JP

Crossing the Fire - Linda Crist

Crossings - Beowolf

Three of Hearts - Dimples

September 6th, 2002


Welcome to the Academy Nance Gice!

Beyond the Xena Scrolls by Nance Gice
This mini series takes you on an incredible journey with Janis Covington and Melinda Pappas in the months after they discovered the Xena Scrolls. You will learn about the hidden story within the scrolls. Find out why there was only a single chakram in the Xena Scrolls tomb. And what about Ares? How did he escape his 20th Century prison?

There are three parts of the series -
Part 1 Legend of the Falls - 6 months have passed since Janis Covinginton and Melinda Pappas discovered the Xena Scrolls in Macedonia.  Janis is away on an archeological dig in New Zealand and Melinda has taken a position as an Archives Associate at Harvard University.
Part 2 MapQuest - Melinda and Janis make their way to the Falls of Oceanus.
Part 3 Guess Who's Coming for Dinner - Xena and Gabrielle take an unexpected journey to prevent a disaster.
This mini series is produced for General Audiences.

Added part 14  of Lessons by Kim Pritekel with Alexa Hoffman

Added Part 10 of Mezzo's Installment One of Impulse: Book III-FULL STEAM AHEAD

In the final installment of Mavis Applewater's The Brass Ring, Jamie and CC face a dangerous mad man while trying to save their relationship.

New eBooks
Mended Hearts - Alix Stokes
After All Is Said - Mezzo
Culture Clash - Malaurie Barber
Foundations - David Duncan
A Fan's Nightmare - Kamouraskan and Amy
Honeymoon (The) - Lena
Unspoken - Loona
Temple of Rage - Leslie Miller
It's Just the Beginning - Mezzo
Two Hearts - Colleen
To Be Or Not - Greek Warrior
Hyacinth by angharad governal
Taught by Love - Zoe
Teach Me Everything You Know - Kristien Damon (a.k.a. Lawlsfan)
Tales From the Heart - Lariel
Triangle - Zoe

September 5th, 2002

Pathfinder by sparky and Windstar [original/alt/unfinished]
The Coalition and Republic have fought two wars already, and a third looms on the horizon. When an alien ship forces two ships from each side to depend on each other for survival will the crews learn to overcome their hate? Timeline has been included to help with keeping everything straight in the story.

Loves Many Blessings by Psyche_B[über/alt/unfinished]
Danni and Brie pull together as the birth of the twins nears, while forces continue to try to rip them apart.

Re-posted a corrected version of Hyacinth by angharad governal

September 4th, 2002

Hyacinth by angharad governal (FIN/Post-FIN, alt)
A FIN related vignette. (vague, yes, but I don't how else to describe it.)

September 3rd, 2002

Added Part 7 of Amicus Humani Generis by SB Zarben 

Added Part 9 of Mezzo's Installment One of Impulse: Book III-FULL STEAM AHEAD

Added part 13   of Lessons by Kim Pritekel with Alexa Hoffman

September 2nd, 2002

Child of Love by Psyche_b
Two women brought together by fate establish a life, home and family together. Together they work against all that try to tear them apart.

The Family That Love Built by Psyche_b
The continuing struggles of Danni and Brie as they try to raise their growing family.

Added Part 6 of Amicus Humani Generis by SB Zarben 

Added Part 19 of Bonnie's Tie Break

September 1st, 2002

Hawkeye's Trip by Ri [Mash Crossover]
Hawkeye wakes up after he is injured to find that he is not in Kansas anymore. When he looks into compassionate Ice blue eyes and sees the ancient clothes he sure he has gone over the rainbow.

Added Part 10 of Harley's Poetry in Motion

Hello All,

Samantha and I would like to thank all of the bards and fans who participated in our first, "We are Making History" meet and greet.  We had several well known bards that participated including our own Lori Lake, LJ Maas, Linda Crist, Jeanne Fogurth, Lois Hart, and Katlyn. We had a katana display, as well as a musical interlude provided by Miss Lori Lake.  All in all we had such a great time that we have decided to do it again next year with one major change.  The event will last for two days instead of one.  Again thank you all again for your participation and watch our web sight for updates on next years event.

Sam Ruskin and Archangel

New Ebooks:
A Girl with a Chakram in Egypt By Starry Glyph
In All The Empty Places by Janneen Brownell 
Ruby's Café by L. Crystal Michallet-Romero

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