Go vote your conscience - Reali-Xe challenge.
May 31st, 2006
Added part 62 of Phantom Bard's In an Age Before
Added part 7 (conclusion) of M.E. Tudor's Outfitter
May 30th, 2006
Welcome to the Academy, Renée Strider!
A Pirate Yarn [original/alt/complete]
Be by Erin O'Reilly [original/alt/complete]
May 29th, 2006
Added part 2 of Reining In the Belle by S. Derkins
May 28th, 2006
We would like to announce that we have signed another gem of a story by Kim Pritekel to P.D. Publishing, Inc. We are honored to be publishing her wonderful story, Twilight. It should be available by Spring 2007. For more information please visit Kim's page www.pdpublishing.com/pritekel.html on our website.
May 27th, 2006
Reining In the Belle by S.
May 25th, 2006
Added part 5 (conclusion) of Fatal Hesitation by JM Dragon
May 24th, 2006
Added part 3 of Love Eternal by Xena's Girl
May 23rd, 2006
Forever by Carrie Carr [über/alt/unfinished]
guys. Again, this is hard for me to do, but I've run up on
hard times yet again, as my student loan is going to be delayed
much longer than I had anticipated. The job market is still
dry, anything available won't pay my rent let alone something I
can survive on. I guess what I'm saying is, I need a little
help once more to help make it through the end of July. I
thank all of you from the bottom of my heart who can help me out. Humbly
May 22nd, 2006
Added part 9 (conclusion) of The Return of Unity by Lissa
May 21st, 2006
Added part 7 of S. Derkin's Tenfold
May 20th, 2006
Added Ghost Town-ing 5 National Bison Range by Mickey Minner
Added part 2 of Remembering The Past by Jessica M. Hudson
May 19th, 2006
Added part 2 of Love Eternal by Xena's Girl
May 18th, 2006
Added part 61 of PhantomBard's In an Age Before
Added part 6 of S. Derkin's Tenfold
May 17th, 2006
Added part 4 of JM Dragon's Fatal Hesitation
Added part 8 of The Return of Unity by Lissa
Added part 5 of Tenfold by S. Derkins
Added part 8 of Death of Innocence by Terias McKlay
Another Bacchae by Crystal Mills [complete/classic/alt]
Updated The Ultimate Über List by Eileen Marks
There is a vote going on about the best show on voote.
The link to the vote is....
May 16th, 2006
The Conqueror: Sceptre of Fate,
Part II: Harbinger of Fate by Harpy and HkdonXetG [alt/conqueror/unfinished]
"I am a target for my enemies; I can live with that. But if they know about you, about us, then you will become a target as well, and that I could never live with."
Will Gabrielle be able to bring about social reforms and secure a treaty with the Amazons, or will political rivals thwart her efforts? Will Xena be able to stay focused on her plans for conquering Asia Minor, or will her relationship with Gabrielle prove to be too much of a distraction? Will their love be strong enough to navigate the treacherous waters of political intrigue, personal relationships, and potential enemies?
Read Sceptre of Fate, Part II and find out in this original and refreshing take on Xena and Gabrielle in the alternate timeline of the Conqueror.
May 15th, 2006
House of Dolls by Carola "Ryûchan" Eriksson [original/alt/complete]
Added part 4 of Tenfold by S. Derkins
Added part 18 (conclusion) of Blindsided by Colleen
May 14th, 2006
Remembering The Past by Jessica M. Hudson [classic/alt/unfinished]
Love Eternal by Xena's Girl [classic/alt/unfinished]
May 13th, 2006
Added part 3 of Nwyn by PsiDraconis
May 11th, 2006
Added part 3 of Tenfold by S. Derkins
May 10th, 2006
Added Part 60 of In an Age Before by Phantom Bard
New Site Announcement
Lida and Michelle have combined forces to create a new site for fans of the UK show Bad Girls. The site will feature fan fiction, music videos, screen captures, wallpaper, and more.
May 9th, 2006
Tenfold (parts 1 and 2) by SDerkins [original/alt]
Added Parts 30 and 31 (Conclusion) of Tie Break by Bonnie
The Academy of Bards Reviews page has been updated!
Announcement from Oz
One week left to get your entry in for
May 7th, 2006
The Chakram & the Dragon by Pysta
Added part 3 of JM Dragon's Fatal Hesitation
May 6th, 2006
Welcome to the Academy, Pysta!
The Judging of the Queen [alt/classic/complete]
Added part 13 of Renegade by Cheyne
I belong to a group of Xenites that dedicate some of our time to activities
that will help to preserve a space in the Xenaverse. We have translated
the www.officialxwpvs.com and www.xwpsubtextvs.com virtual seasons and
are currently translating some great fanfic works by Advocate, TNovan,
and several other great writers (with permission of course). If you are
interested in maintaining this space alive by working with us by translating
or planning future projects, we are looking for new members for our group.
You must posses at least a 40% understanding of Spanish. It is not necessary
to be able to dominate the language in order to translate since there will
be someone available to help with language problems. (This would be a great
way to improve you language skills).
Xenacentro Coordinator for
Hola a todos:
Conocimientos medios de inglés (40% en adelante): no es necesario
un dominio absoluto para su traducción al español, ya que
contamos con la ayuda de nuestra asesoría en ingles.
May 4th, 2006
Welcome to the Academy, Dillon Watson!
Getting Over It by Dillon Watson [original/alt/complete]
Ashley Patterson has recently moved back to Georgia, wanting to be closer to her family and away from a former girlfriend who refuses to acknowledge their relationship is over.
Madison and Ash meet at a charity soccer game and the sparks fly. Their immediate attraction is doused by a conflict neither woman could have foreseen. Can they resolve their conflict and work through old baggage to continue the magic of their initial meeting?
Added part 14 of Lissa's Journey of Love & Life
After a very
long wait PD Publishing has two new books in print for your enjoyment. :-)
May 3rd, 2006
Added part 59 of Phantombard's In an Age Before
Added part 7 of Death of Innocence by Terias McKlay
Ghost Town-ing 4 Interlude by Mickey Minner
The May edition of Bedazzled Ink is up at http://www.bedazzledink.com/khimairal-ink/5-06issue/5-06cover.html
A theme of enlightenment weaves through our diverse story selection this month. Barbara Davies's characters experience it rather humorously as she shares an excerpt from her new book, Christie and the Hellcat, published by Nuance Books, a division of Bedazzled Ink. We also welcome back Tyree Campbell and Sias Bryant. Tyree's "Fade to Rose" is just a really neat story. All I could say when I finished it was "Wow! How cool is that!" Sias gives us a sweet, slice-of-life tale from the American heartland in the "Last Row of Wheat." Finally, we're delighted with the little bit of extra creativity as Sheela Ardrian shares the insight of the "Women of Gomorrah" in poetic verse.
Our PDF version has really cool graphics, so don't forget to check that version out too.
May 2nd, 2006
For the Love of
Cliches by Word Warior
Games by Word Warior
The 2nd edition of First by Kim Pritekel is now available for sale. Go to PD Publishing's site for details
-from Ali Vali
I received some news and want to ask for everyone's help. We were thrilled when we were able to announce last month that "Gillery's Little Secret" had been accepted by LOGO to be aired and could also be viewed on their website. After it aired if you've been following it, we were always in the top spot or second.
The favor I'm asking is for everyone to continue to vote and support the film.
The following is why. This is the note I received from Tina Scorzafava this weekend.
There have been some FALSE voting for GLS on the LOGO web page. In less than one day, it was pushed all the way down from a true rank of #1/#2 to #5/#6 - looks like some have just been voting low to bring it down rather than allow a true measure.
http://www.logoonline.com/shows/events/short_films/2006/details.jhtml?cid=1527871&popThis=popVideo(80888 <http://www.logoonline.com/shows/events/short_films/2006/details.jhtml?cid=1527871&popThis=popVideo(80888> )
Even if you can't actually watch it, you can still click it to register as a WATCH but also be sure to RATE it (under the picture there are circles to select your love which turns it to stars once registered).
So if you liked it and /or appreciated it, help us bring it back up.
The longer we stay visible on these lists, the better chances we have to make people aware of the feature. _______________________________________________________________________
If you have time please go to the sight above and view it again and remember to vote. Please vote fairly and often, but please vote.
I'll let everyone know in a couple of weeks how it's going. Thanks for support.
May 1st, 2006
I really, really hate to make this announcement.
When I first presented the idea to Steph for a series of Bard Challenges...the sole intent was to try to get folks to write. Fanfic was booming and I just knew that everyone had a story or three inside just dying to get out. People just needed a nudge in the right direction. The BCs (and anonymous posting) were a way to put new bards on even ground with established bards in getting folks to read their stories. And the BCs did just that. Many, many new bards or first time posters found great success there. It was a winning situation for the writers. On the other side, readers reveled in the new batches of innovative, clever stories and discovered new writers to support. It was also a winning situation for the readers.
It has become apparent that due to: time constraints, lost attention in the fandom/fanfic, shifting focus to writing for publication or various other reasons...the Bard Challenges no longer hold the interest of many bards. Although the Bard Challenges are still a major draw to readers....more and more writers are opting out of participating. I can't criticize valid reasoning, but I can mourn the end result.
Before I go any further, I do want to sincerely thank my group of regular contributors (you know who you are). Y'ALL ROCK! You have kept the BCs alive and I am grateful you give my babies life.
Bard Challenge #15--Reali-Xe TV technically was supposed to end yesterday. However, I am going to extend the deadline two weeks (May 15th).
I can only hope that we will generate a few more entries. However, whether or not that happens, we will more than likely limit ourselves from this point on to just one challenge per year...the Solstice Challenge.
Da Boss has asked me to keep the Solstice Challenge and, well, I have learned that keeping Da Boss happy is in my best interest. <.g.> Besides, I really, really would miss those the most. It never ceased to amaze me how clever bards could take a seemingly totally off the wall list of items and weave them into wonderful stories. So we'll see how it goes but right now, we need to wrap up the current challenge...
Bard Challenge #15: Reali-Xe TV
NEW deadline for entries: MAY 15TH.
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