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My favourite story

08 Feb 2005 00:16 #15 by conceptfan
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If I had to pick just one, it would be AK's saga of Julie. I think it's a combination of the way you are drawn into Julie's day-to-day life and relationships and her epic struggles not just against the forces of evil, but also sometimes against the forces inside her. Plus, AK's evil girls are always brilliantly portrayed and Julie's mortal enemy, Sirren, is perhaps the badest (or best, depending on your viewpoint) of them all.

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09 Feb 2005 00:49 #25 by mick lightweight
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Personally, there's been 2 stories that really stands out from all the excellent storeies I've read over the years:

1) Conceptfan's "Emperess Ria"
2) Paul Smith's "Experiment"

Sheer class.

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09 Feb 2005 03:05 #28 by angels
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I thought Yoshuan's "Serena" story was one of the most exciting and promising series I have read since I started exploring this genre. I want him to finish it someday, but I totally understand how real life can get in the way... which is probably why I have about 20 unfinished stories sitting on my hard drive right now.
I also love AK's "Julie", especially early-on when she was discovering her abilities slowly while trying to maintain a life outside of being a heroine. That type of stuff makes characters seem much more real to me. When a writer can portray things going beyond picking up something heavy or flying to the moon and show a young goddess dealing with her first breakup or a death of someone close or hurting someone she cares about with her powers... same with "A New Supergirl In Town", "Kathy", & "Superior Girl".
While I'm not particularly a fan of Kerry Smith personally, I think that his sporatic writings in the past have been excellent, particularly the dialogue and imagery of a superwoman simply showing her power over someone. Very well-written and it's a shame that he (she? I never got that figured out completely) feels that they have to put that (and other possibly copyrighted material) behind a paypal account. Oh well.
Marknew (usually found at DtV) is amazing at coming up with great and enticing situations to put his characters in, but is sometimes a bit too graphic for my tastes.
And Shadar/Sharon Best... do I even need to mention this? Aurora and early Kara and Firebug is as influential as the Beatles' White Album in my opinion.
Newer promising great authors that I love new material from is Ronn Mann, Larafan (I'm waiting for more SuperJen), Conceptfan, David C Matthews, and a lot of what I'm reading from the workshops. Well done everyone.

That said (while holding back much more praise where it's due), does anyone remember a series that I only remember linked off the old AU involving almost anime-like characters? I can't recall the name of the stories, but I always wondered what happened to them or the author? Anyone?

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09 Feb 2005 03:47 #31 by lfan
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As Angels appropriately put it, there are so many great stories out there its hard to pick one.....

I guess the two stories predominently the reason for my trying to write were Christina McCallister by 007 (with all due respects to 008) and Lil Firebug -- Sharyl by Sharon Best. These stories more than anything got me to pick up my pen....er......keyboard and trying to do something myself!

Of more recent fare, my favs are CF's Milena and Yosh's Serena. While CF continues to crank it out, I think most would agree that Yosh quit way too soon. Yosh, if you are reading this .... you suck!! :P

Of another special mention is the rarely mentioned and enigmatic "Dru" from DtV's site. No email or conversation ever associated with this person, but I hope he/she knows that several people like myself enjoy his/her stories. Dru, if you happen to reading this, please feel free to email me with any new stories! Would love to see sequel to Fall of Dwalli (sp) !


Well, that's my top 4 -- I have about 156 other favs, but that for another thread!!

LF

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09 Feb 2005 05:45 #37 by Jon
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It really is impossible once you start, to stop listing them, but here are some of my absolute favorites:

The first, unedited Aurora chapter. Discovering her powers in such sexy ways. It was my first real exposure to the genre, so I'm sentimental about it too.

Some of Vagabond Eve's best (they were all great in different ways):
The Session (best description of superbreasts anywhere)
Shifted (man become ultrawoman, awesome "this must be a dream" feel)
Spar 2 (big O)

Anything by Paul Smith, but if I'd have to choose:
The Electric Series (1 and 3 particularly)
Girl of Steel/Raw Power - tied for favorite Caroline Everson story

In the recent category, "Demolitionist" by Sean Porter. Short and very sweet.

Best epic supergirl series:
Last of the Fallen (I know, the guy gets a lot of air time, but there are plenty of superwomen showing off. More added every chapter, almost.)

That's just the cream of the crop, of course. :o

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09 Feb 2005 14:14 #47 by lfan
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Angels,

Do you mean the Leyna series (I think that was the name) -- the supergirl with the pink hair, right?

LF



I thought Yoshuan's "Serena" story was one of the most exciting and promising series I have read since I started exploring this genre. I want him to finish it someday, but I totally understand how real life can get in the way... which is probably why I have about 20 unfinished stories sitting on my hard drive right now.
I also love AK's "Julie", especially early-on when she was discovering her abilities slowly while trying to maintain a life outside of being a heroine. That type of stuff makes characters seem much more real to me. When a writer can portray things going beyond picking up something heavy or flying to the moon and show a young goddess dealing with her first breakup or a death of someone close or hurting someone she cares about with her powers... same with "A New Supergirl In Town", "Kathy", & "Superior Girl".
While I'm not particularly a fan of Kerry Smith personally, I think that his sporatic writings in the past have been excellent, particularly the dialogue and imagery of a superwoman simply showing her power over someone. Very well-written and it's a shame that he (she? I never got that figured out completely) feels that they have to put that (and other possibly copyrighted material) behind a paypal account. Oh well.
Marknew (usually found at DtV) is amazing at coming up with great and enticing situations to put his characters in, but is sometimes a bit too graphic for my tastes.
And Shadar/Sharon Best... do I even need to mention this? Aurora and early Kara and Firebug is as influential as the Beatles' White Album in my opinion.
Newer promising great authors that I love new material from is Ronn Mann, Larafan (I'm waiting for more SuperJen), Conceptfan, David C Matthews, and a lot of what I'm reading from the workshops. Well done everyone.

That said (while holding back much more praise where it's due), does anyone remember a series that I only remember linked off the old AU involving almost anime-like characters? I can't recall the name of the stories, but I always wondered what happened to them or the author? Anyone?

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10 Feb 2005 04:24 #59 by angels
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score 100 points for lfan. the next trick would be finding out who has all of this old content stored on their computer... the archived AU isn't pulling up anymore, and even if it was, I don't think it had a link to it. hmmmm

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10 Feb 2005 14:17 #64 by lfan
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Tricks? Tricks are for kids!!!

web.archive.org/web/20030604062950/http:....com/cafebabe/remix/

Enjoy!! :)

Perhaps you can do something for me one day! (in raspy Marlon Brando voice)

LF


score 100 points for lfan. the next trick would be finding out who has all of this old content stored on their computer... the archived AU isn't pulling up anymore, and even if it was, I don't think it had a link to it. hmmmm

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14 Sep 2005 07:36 #2406 by Rasa
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If I were to pick just one, it would be Marknew's What I Want. All of Marknew's stories are brilliant, but in this one, the protagonist is particularly powerful and is less helpless than the central characters of many Marknew stories. Also, his fall at the hands of his clever female nemesis develops in a slow, understated way. The story successfully combines a large number of ubiquitous genre metamorphoses in a skillful, convincing way that just simply works. I really love that story.

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27 Sep 2005 19:24 #2769 by Evelyn
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Moxie is my favorite writer with both his superwoman and superman stories!

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27 Sep 2005 23:13 #2794 by Bully_pup
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I have my list of Favorites. Sharon Best's "Little Firebug" series, AK's "Julie" series. Just about all of Conceptfan's work. And the list goes on..

How do you pick a favorite?

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03 Oct 2005 20:15 #2912 by SteveTrevor
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Where can I find VagabondEve's stories?

JOHN

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25 Oct 2005 01:07 #3187 by Mandi Steele
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My favrite is Larafan's Lara The Awakening.

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07 Nov 2005 21:26 #3401 by lfan
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We'll soon find out if other people liked it as well.... :P

LF

My favrite is Larafan's Lara The Awakening.

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11 Nov 2005 04:20 #3471 by WhitePaw
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Where can I find VagabondEye's stories?
JOHN


Aw....warm's my heart. :oops:

Vaggy's too inflamatory for public exposure anymore--ever again, really.
I got 'im filed next to the hyperspace bypass notice running crodgety ol' admin on my blog these days:
groups.yahoo.com/group/vagabondseye/

Throw 'im a bone or sumptin, he'll letcha int'a the archive down there. Bring y' own flashlight n' compass. Ez to get lost in all that and most of its quite carniverous.

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04 Aug 2007 06:27 #9974 by Lastleaf
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If there would be one it will be

The Project by DKC

just because of the character Vojtek. Odd, i believe the heart of the story was him and that his death killed the story.

Others that are my faves are
For a want of a Nail by Jason Thorn.

I guess being it fills the what if I lived in a world of superheroes. And a nice read too

Ascension by taliesan

lovely writing, and came in a time were most stories wre about bad supergirls. I even sent him an email.

Red Kryptonite by Julie

erotic superfantasy at its best.

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06 Aug 2007 11:17 #9992 by Mirk
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My favored would be Shadar's Tales of the Valkyries - Hana. Hana is so down to earth and is doing a great job for her first "mission" :)

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06 Aug 2007 18:17 #9997 by shadar
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Sounds like I need to continue Hana's story?

Shadar

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06 Aug 2007 19:24 #9998 by oogber
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There are many stories you need to continue, Shadar :)

Oh, is your other writing available to read somewhere? I know you put up your original story, Aurora. What about the other stuff?

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06 Aug 2007 19:28 #10000 by lfan
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As did I, Lastleaf....he/she came out gangbusters and then left us hanging! Great storyline! Taliesan, if out there, please continue!!

ElF

Ascension by taliesan

lovely writing, and came in a time were most stories wre about bad supergirls. I even sent him an email.

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