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16 November 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: MaryD's off for a few weeks on a much needed vacation (staycation)
Will be back first week of December.

Xena Fan Fic - From The Archives

  • Because You Loved Me by Katelin B
    This is a sorrowful tale of the aging Amazon Queen saying farewell to her consort. Xena's final words via a scroll got to me. It's beautifully written. Set to the lyrics of the Celine Dion song "Because You Loved Me." Have a box of Kleenex handy.
  • Back Trouble by Della Street
    I love Della Street's work and this little tale is just too cute for words. Poor Xena has hurt her back. Just when she and Gabrielle were finding out what everyone out there in subtext land already knew! She is under orders to stay put in bed by the Amazon healer. Doing this is a tough job—a cute story.

Grey's Anatomy

  • I've been a GA fan since Season 1 Episode 1. OMG. How does this show do it! Greys Anatomy S17 Ep1&2 - hitting it out of the park! I avoid spoilers like it's COVID so there was a great deal of yelling in that final scene of episode 2. So much screaming of pure joy. OH. MY. GOD. These episodes made me a little emotional. BRILLIANT writing and the acting - it takes effort to act with your eyes the way these people have done. JUST PURE BRILLIANCE. Watch the show!

The Crown

  • I've been counting down the days when The Crown Season 4 would be ready to binge. Yesterday, it happened. If you have not watched The Crown, may I suggest you go over to Netflix and watch the first three seasons before you get to Season 4. I LOVE this show (I'm a huge Queen Elizabeth II fan, not a Royalty fan but her Majesty is worthy of people's respect. She's been on the throne for 60+ years. Season 4 looks at the 1980's with Margaret Thatcher (played by the AMAZING Gillian Anderson - a masterstroke casting Gillian in this role. After seeing the first episode, you will see what I mean. Olivia Coleman is Elizabeth. Love her in that role. The young Elizabeth was played by the brilliant Claire Foy. The Royal Family is is as dysfunctional as any normal family can be. My favourites are Elizabeth, her sister Margaret and Princess Anne. Watch the show!


15 November 2020

Xenite Memorial

Xenite Memorial Update:

It's another sad day in the Xenaverse - We have lost an Amazon Elder - Candy Corey Freeman passed away on November 13, 2020.
Candy lost her battle with that dreaded beast, Cancer.

'Say not in grief 'she is no more' but live in thankfulness that she was'



12 November 2020

Xena Press

MaryD's Warrior Women of History Blog

Xena Fan Fic - From The Archives

  • Arguing on the Ides by Jade
    This tickled my funny bone and I need a good laugh. I don't think I'll be seeing this episode the same way again even though it's my favorite. "I love you, Xena" takes on a whole new meaning.
  • A Woman Called Alika by M. Parnell
    In a strange turn of events, Xena loses her memory and ends up with a family who are determined to make her a wife for their son, whilst Gabrielle is trying to find her. The story is very dark and reveals a strange way of living by the people who live in The Vale. M. Parnell has created another great story with this tale.

MaryD's Fiction

I've been working with Arielle Strauss Brueland and XV Podcasters on my first audiobook! I have a free audiobook sampler of the novel Enemy at the Gate that you can now download for free. It's chapters 1 - 6. The complete audio book will be available early next year. Arielle is a gifted voice actress and she has been bringing Zoe Lambros to life in two of my plays for Sherri's Playhouse. Enemy at the Gate is a coming of age story of Zoe Lambros. Fearless, headstrong and determined.

It's 1941 and Zoe is surrounded by death and misery in Axis occupied Greece. Young Zoe is determined to join the Greek Resistance. With the help of her family, she plays a pivotal role protecting the most vulnerable victims of World War Two. Can Zoe's passionate desire to defend her country be enough to keep her alive long enough to complete the mission?




08 November 2020

Xena Fan Fic - From The Archives

A Once And Future Journey by Temora
This story is set after the events of FIN #2 - Xena has died and Gabrielle has sailed off to right wrongs. She is befriended by a young woman who tells her "you can't leave me here". You've got to take me with you. Teach me everything you know. I could be very useful to you…"  A beautifully written story of Gabrielle alone but with her soulmate.

Attention Shoppers by Lawlsfan
I really enjoyed this tale - A Warrior Princess, her warrior bard and shopping… mix them up for some fun and 3 dinars for a hog! There's also a spare Centaur running around here.

A Queen's Sacrifice by BL Miller
This story is not for everyone - it's a tale about violence and how two people who love each deal with it. BL Miller has written a very well thought out and thought-provoking story that will tug at the heartstrings and have you teary. It's a story of love and sacrifice. An excellent story .


07 November 2020

Xena Press

Xena Fan Fic - From The Archives

Appetite by Vivian Darkbloom
Appetite is a post fin fic story in a cell - two people held together on different paths and different hopes. Great story and made me sad a little.

After Thoughts by BJ O'Donnell
This short story is from Gabrielle's POV. It's set after a battle and the love she has for a certain black-haired warrior princess. Beautiful.

A Nitwit Guide For Alt Fanfic Collaborators by Silk & TZ
Ever wonder what goes on when two bards collaborate on a story? This is a hilarious "fly on the wall" story as we follow the bardly path.


02 November 2020

Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World

I am EXTREMELY stoked / jumping up and down to announce that #Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World royalties for September (100% to be shared by @captainstarship and #HouseofBards) is: $8127.00 USD. $4063 will be donated to each.

  • House of Bards is getting: $4063 USD
  • Starship is getting $6,128 NZD (converted from USD)

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