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April 30th, 2006

Added Part 2 of Fatal Hesitation by JM Dragon

April 29th, 2006

Added Part 2 of Modern Crusaders Book 3: Nwyn by PsiDraconis

April 27th, 2006

Added Part 58 of In an Age Before by Phantom Bard

Added Parts 3 and 4 of Goddess' and Warriors by Xena's Girl


April 26th, 2006

Amazonia, Book Two by Ali Vali [complete]

Fatal Hesitation, Part 1 by JM Dragon
The sequel to When Hell Meets Heaven

Olivia and Amelia are now partners in a business called When Heaven Meets Hell. True to form, the relationship is full of electricity as each woman keeps her true emotions in check when dealing with the other.

Olivia is on the hunt for a predator who is harassing her newest client, Sharon Agnew. Amelia has taken a six month leave from the convent and must make a decision soon - either go back to the safety of the convent or continue on as Olivia's business partner. A vacation with her parents brings a new light to her situation.

Added Part 6 of Death of Innocence by Terias


April 25th, 2006

The Phoenix by DJ Belt [original/alt/complete]
In this sci-fi original story, Julie endures the psychic tragedy of war, and discovers the indomitable ability of the human spirit to endure desolation and blossom anew when watered with hope and love.


Announcement from OZ

The current Bard Challenge (Reali-Xe TV) deadline is kinda sorta looming...just about another week to go. 

Roools and premise are at the link below.  I personally think this concept has sooooooooo many possibilities and I sure hope a bunch of bards thought so too.  <.g.>

I will be going out of town for the week.  I'm not sure if I will have internet access or my regular habit of acknowledging receipt of your entry within 24 hours may be affected.  However, if I can't arrange someone to do it for me, I will email you back as soon as I get home. 

Entries still go here:

Good Luck everyone...

If you think you will need a little more time to finish your entry...let us know.  I'm easy.  HEY! No comments from the Munchkin Peanut Gallery are necessary, thank you. <.glare.>


April 24th, 2006

Added part 12 of Renegade by Cheyne

April 23rd, 2006

Added part 3 of Ghost Town-ing, Episode Three -Philipsburg by Mickey Minner

April 22nd, 2006

Added part 12 of Dreams2fly's Triangles

Added part 15 of A. K. Naten's Second Son

April 20th, 2006

Added Part 2 of Goddess' and Warriors by Xenasgirl


April 19th, 2006

The Child by WordWarrior [classic/alt/complete]

A New Life by Ri [complete]

Added Part 6 of Outfitter by M.E. Tudor

Added Part 3 of The Strength Inside by Claire Lanham

Added Part 17 of Blindsided by Colleen


April 18th, 2006

Truth or Dare by WordWarior [classic/alt/complete]
A classic in its truest sense. This story was first released in 1997 back at the beginning of XWP fanfiction. It still stands as one of the best. Xena and Gabrielle's newly formed bond is tested. A MUST READ and please feed the bard and encourage her to post more!

Coffee Break by J. Rosestar [pwp/alt/complete]
Two women sneak into the warehouse area of the Super Retail center where they work to enjoy a quick break. The get much more than they planned.

Added part 12 of Mavis' Tempus Fugit

April 16th, 2006

Modern Crusaders Book 3: Nwyn by PsiDraconis [alt/original/unfinished]
The latest attack against the Realm of Atlantl convinces Princess Evelynne deMolay, the Heir to the Throne, and Alleandre Tretiak, Adeptus Major and Consort, to return from hiding and face their enemies. A devastating attack that hits very close to home has them bringing together all their formidable resources in the hunt for those responsible. But with a faceless enemy who can seemingly strike in the very heart of the Realm’s security, even Ally’s powers and the entire weight of the Atlantlan government may not be sufficient to keep them safe.

Added part 2 of Ghost Town-ing, Episode Two -The Sweetwater Valley?? by Mickey Minner

Added part 57 of In an Age Before by Phantombard

April 15th, 2006

Added part 7 of Lissa's The Return of Unity

Added part 13 A Journey of Love and Life by Lissa

April 14th, 2006

The Delivery by BlueMoonWriter [alt/original/pwp/complete]
A regular flower delivery that turns into something more.

Goddess and Warriors by Xena's Girl [classic/alt/unfinished]
Set after Truths in Paradise. Xena and Gabrielle are Goddess' of the Underworld and Healing. The Romans are invading Greece and trying to destroy the Amazons. Loki and Mars are teamed together bent on destroying everything in their path. And the Amazons are caught in the crossfire.

Modern Crusaders - Even Heroes by PsiDraconis has been revised and reposted.

April 13th, 2006

Sheena's Sight by Claudette E. Dillard [über/alt/complete]
Sheena has been "gifted" with visions. After a particulary disturbing vision, she inlists the aid of a psychic with unexpected results. This story is strictly for fun.

Added part 11 of Renegade by Cheyne

April 12th, 2006

Ghost Town-ing, Episode One -The Journal by Mickey Minner [series/alt]
Ghost Towning is a series of with Pat and Sherry, the main characters from my story Fast Break, as they explore ghost towns and follow in the footsteps of Jesse and Jennifer, the main characters from the Sweetwater Saga series.

April 11th, 2006

Private Dining by KG MacGregor [original/alt/complete]
Accountant Jayne Crowder is risk-averse. But she can't say no when partner Alice Yeung, an adventure tour planner, coaxes her along for a 30th birthday exploit she'll never forget.  

That was Then, This is Now by J. Rosestar [original/alt/complete]
In 1976, a young woman, stationed at a military base questions her sexual orientation. She asks some lesbian friends if she can accompany them to a secret, hidden lesbian bar - long before "don't ask, don't tell." This leads to an encounter that changes her life.

Added part 11 of Tempus Fugit by Mavis

Added part 13, part 14 and part 15 of Keeping Faith by Vertigo

April 10th, 2006

Added part 11 of Dreams2fly's Triangles

April 9th, 2006

Roommates by BlueMoonWriter[original/alt/complete]
Nick Kotsopoulous left home, family and friends with the intention of getting her doctorates from Yale University. Extremely dedictaed to her studies, she barely sees the light of day. Friends and faculty members alike feel that it is time for her to experience student life to the fullest and introduce her to a roommate. Will the perky, blonde haired Amy be a welcomed distraction, or rather simply a distraction?

April 8th, 2006

Telling Truths by Xena's Girl[classic/alt/complete] Set after Resurrection; Tension and Release. Eve comes to see Xena and Gabrielle with the news her and Varia are together. Needless to say the shit hit's the fan.

April 7th, 2006

Added part 56 of In an Age Before by Phantombard

April 6th, 2006

Putting Around with Jaime and Ryan by Shirley Roberts [complete]
With special thanks to S.X. Meagher for allowing me some time to play in her world, I offer this tribute to her wonderful series, "I Found My Heart in San Francisco." Jamie and Ryan, 4 years down the road, spending some time together on the golf course.

Added part 10 of Tempus Fugit by Mavis

April 5th, 2006

A Valiant Nightmare by D [alt/complete]
In the face of Ares interference, the time has come for Randi to reflect on her past and make some decisions about her future.

A very cool announcement
-from Ali Vali

Hey Guys,
Great news. I just got this from Tina at Liquid Film Works so we need you to watch, go online and then vote. If you haven't had a chance to see the film here's your chance.

I hope everyone enjoys it, and please remember to vote. And as we like to say in Louisiana, vote and vote often. lol

Have a great day,
Congratulations to Ali Vali, Liquid Filmworks and Annabeth Gish!!!

Their short film Gillery's Little Secret, has been selected by LOGO - MTV's gay channel to screen on their website and television network.

You can watch it this THURSDAY, April 6th at 10pm on LOGO (EST and PST) then go to their website any day AFTER that (The Click List: Best in Short Film) and WATCH it then RATE (vote) IT as one of the best in short films. The ones with the most votes, and highest ratings, get a spot in LOGO's season finale show.   So go online, watch it and vote as much as you can!

Thanks for everyone's support! 

April 4th, 2006

Added part 11 of Zee and Windstar's Blood and Honor

Added part 10 of Renegade by Cheyne

Added part 5 of The 2 H'ers by Phair

-from Oz

Academy Channel One is now back ON THE AIR...

welcome to

REALI-XE TV (Bard Challenge #15)


Your premise is this...put some favorite characters from the XWP Universe into a reality format show...either one that has already been on the air (Survivor, American Idol, The Apprentice, Big Brother, The Great Race, Surreal Life, So You Want To Be A Rock Star, Cops, etc.---there are tons of shows to choose from) or you may creatively "invent" your own reality show.

Why X & G?

Because everyone misses them. That's why. Plus, there are so many more intriguing opportunities available if you use them.

What*?*? Did I hear someone say they couldn't write classic X & G characters? Oh p'shaw. Sure you can. If I can...ANYONE can. Not that I call what I do...writing. But all right...if you must write Uber or original...then you will have to abide by a condition. If you write anything other than classic X& G Universe you must "create" your own reality format show. No using an established show.

Pssst...Helpful hint #1...combine two (or more) of the established shows into one format...TA DA! show. Helpful hint #2...I'm real easy...uhhhh...lenient when it comes to interpreting the Roools. Helpful hint #3...take shameless advantage of Hints 1 and 2.

Comedy, drama, murder, mayhem...go after those big ratings, baby!

ROOOL #1: Entries may be classic X&G, Uber or Original. The choice is always yours. See above for the qualifying condition. Now, writing an X & G story will get you a bonus 3 vote/point head start AND if you also mention a few amazons, you'll get an addition 2 more vote/points (OZ's Prerogative). Throw in some Gods and extra points for them, they are just cheap and easy. <.g.>

Oh and in this XenaVerse...No one is dead if you don't want them to be. EPHINY LIVES! Whoo hoo! fill-in the loophole that is sure to be arriving momentarily <.g.>...

HEY! <.waving frantically.> What about J & M?

And there it is now...

Janice & Melinda will be considered XWP Universe characters and not Uber for this challenge. ANY characters that appeared on the show during its 6 year run will be considered classic X & G Universe for this challenge and can be used in an established reality show format. So yeah, Annie, Mattie and Harry are okay as well.

ROOOL #2: Participants are limited to only one entry. Participants may write with a partner or solo, the choice is yours.

ROOOL #3: The entries will be posted anonymously and voted upon by the readers at large. If you are writing Uber or original...please do not use characters that can be readily identified with you. wish to participate without actually competing. Then feel free. Your entry will be posted with your identifying info on it and will not have a voting link attached. Please let us know at the time you enter whether or not you are competing. I am psycho, not psychic and Steph likes to do the fancy-schmancy pages and keep everything all nice and neat and categorized. We encourage everyone to play...whether you want to compete for the prizes or not.

Of course, the prize packets in the Academy Challenges are always really nice. :o).

ROOOL #4: Story length is a maximum of 50 pages, normal margins (1" top/bottom- 3/4" left/right) and minimum of 11 font. (Steph's Prerogative)

ROOOL #5a: Please do not reveal your participation to anyone who has the potential for being a voter...the only exception being...

ROOOL #5b: You may use a beta reader, but please keep the number of beta readers to a reasonable limit...anything more than three will be considered a violation of...

ROOOL #5c: Posting any entry on any other sites or lists (private or public) before the end of the contest is a BIG NO NO.

ROOOL #6: There is no number six.

ROOOL #7: Please do not stuff the ballot box or lobby for votes...we at the Academy have gotten very good at identifying this behavior. We won't publicly embarrass you but we will quietly eliminate you from the contest. The Academy folks are everywhere and know everything...we will find out.

ROOOL #8a:
The Academy "Roools Committee"
reserves the final say on everything and anything concerning this challenge. It's our sandbox <.Nyah.>

Now unfortunately Roools #8b and #8c had to be added recently because of a nasty trend that seemed to be developing. Granted it only really applied to a couple of bad bardie types...not you...I mean, most people don't do this to us...but...

ROOOL #8b:
The entries will be added to the Academy archives and will live forever on the contest page. Do not ask that they be taken down. If you want your contact info removed, we can do that...but the story entry stays. Don't like this Roool...don't enter. Your submitted entry means that you understand the Academy's position and agree to abide by it. This in no way means we are claiming your characters or rights to your story. They are yours. We are just refusing to remove it from the Academy.

Why, you ask.

Steph really, really, really hates putting up those "removed from the web" messages on the Challenge pages. And if da Boss ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. Got it? <.g.>

ROOOL #8c:
Please turn in your best copy of your story. As in past challenges, as a courtesy, we will allow revisions so long as they are sent before the deadline. But please don't expect these overachieving Munchkins to recode your story 10 times.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS April 30th...Send it to:

When you send in your entry, PLEASE specify if you are competing or not and what email/name you would like on your entry after the voting period is over.

I will acknowledge receipt of it within 24 hours, if I do not...please send it again to or contact me at

The WINNER and an Honorable Mention will each get a personalized tile box (designed, by our own Academy Artist Munchkins), a Reali-Xe TV T-shirt and some other items from the Academy Treasure Chest of Goodies along with a gift certificate from Amazon, SCP, Godiva, B&N, Starbucks or any other favorite retailer that sells gift certificates.

Any me at the above link and I'll do my best to try to explain what was going on in my mind at the time this was written. The answers probably won't be pretty. <.bg.>

Good luck and happy writing.


April 3rd, 2006

from Nene Adams

As you all know, the last couple of years has been very difficult for Corrie and I; the economic down-turn here has left us living very hand-to-mouth, and it's only been through your generous help that we've managed to survive.

The beginning of 2006 was okay; sales of Corrie's artworks have kept us just able to pay our bills and put food on the table. Unfortunately, this month we're in serious trouble. We thought we'd be able to count on a tax refund, but while the government is very quick to demand you pay them money, they are horribly slow when they owe you. We also had some unexpected expenses - our computer died and we had no Internet access for over a week, and since Corrie and I both earn a crust on the computer, we couldn't let that go, and it had to be fixed (and the bill had to be paid). The rent is due, the rest of the bills are due, and we don't have a bean in the bank account. So in desperation, I'm appealing to you for help. Please consider donating. Anything is welcome, and I'm truly grateful for any assistance you're able to offer. Everyone who donates will receive a special Gaslight short story, The Unexpected Murder, written just for Supporters.

You can donate through PayPal - you'll find a link on my Library page at:
Or you can go to PayPal direction at
And my account is listed under

Thank you for your help from the bottom of my heart.

If you've been considering buying one of Corrie's artworks, you can check them out at:
Corrie also has a shop featuring T-shirts, mugs and more with her original designs at:

Nene Adams

April 2nd, 2006

Lecciones de Karate y mas (SPANISH VERSION Karate Lessons And more) by JLNicky
Lisa has a crush for her Karate Instructor. Ms. Sashe has an eye on her most promising student. Is it just for her skill or is it more?

Such Is Love by JLNicky[original/PWP/complete]
Samantha and Jude share an intimate moment for a special night (PWP)



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