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Zine
Title: Pæan to Priapus
Publisher: Oblique Publications
Editor(s): Caroline K. Carbis
Date(s): 1990-2001
Series?:
Medium: print
Size:
Genre: slash
Fandom: multimedia
Language: English
External Links: link to the publisher's page with online PDF versions of this zine
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Pæan to Priapus is a slash multifandom anthology, with a more than usual for the time bent towards literary slash. Like the other zines published by Oblique Publications, they were without art, but showed the strong graphics sensibility of their editor.

"Pæan to Priapus came into existence as a way to present several slash story ideas that couldn’t be included in our Oblaque series because they weren’t set in the Blake’s 7 universe. Not that we wanted to eliminate B7 from Pæan, but rather we didn’t want to dilute the B7 in Oblaque." [1]

Many of the authors listed are pseuds of M. Fae Glasgow.

Issue 1

Pæan to Priapus 1 was published in June 1990 and contains 136 pages.

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From the editorial:
I’ve fiddled with several different Universes and several different combinations of men. I do not, even for one teensy weensy second, claim to have gotten all the details right. For one thing, with the ST:TNG story, we had to create a new acronym to go with the infamous PWP. We now have the CWC, which stands for Continuity? What continuity? Being a raving loony, I watched five hours straight of the series, fast-forwarding over all the action and the bits that didn’t have Worf or Riker. And guess what I discovered? Not only do the people who do the show not remember what the original series and the books have to say, but they don’t remember what they themselves had to say in the same episode. So I feel perfectly entitled to make things up as I go along. Just following in their footsteps.... Everything in this ’zine is, of course, alternative Universe, as far as I’m concerned. We take established things and extrapolate, we play with ideas and motivations. We say, ‘now why was Avon so out of breath in that one particular scene, hmmm?’. And then we go fiddle, fiddle, fiddle and our boys go diddle, diddle, diddle. Lots of fun and not meant to be taken as any kind of gospel.
cover of issue #1

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

See reactions and reviews for Velvet Underground.
See reactions and reviews for Fugue.
See reactions and reviews for The Compass of His Desires.
[zine]: The stories are well-written, visual, and intense; emotionally draining. A lover of cyberpunk, psychological fiction, and dark fantasy will probably enjoy these stories, as long as they don't have a hang-up about gay sex. [2]

Issue 2

Pæan to Priapus 2 was published in October 1990 and contains 188 pages.

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cover of issue #2
  • Sunday, Bloody Sunday by M. Fae Glasgow (Professionals)
  • Not Fit for Family Viewing by Emma Scot (Professionals)
  • Sticky Wickets by M. Fae Glasgow In the Sports series (Professionals) [see note below]
  • On Heat by M. Fae Glasgow (Professionals)
  • Nor the Leopard His Spots by M. Fae Glasgow (Professionals)/Eastenders crossover)
  • Fugue, Part 3 by Jane Baron (Blake's Seven)
  • The King Who Would Be Man by L.A. Scotian/M. Fae Glasgow (Star Trek: TNG) (Picard/Q)
  • Lovers and Madmen: Ravelment by Gael X. Ile (Blake's Seven)
  • Psebulen by Sebastian (Blake's Seven)
  • Lovers and Madmen: Unravelment by M. Fae Glasgow (Blake's Seven)
  • Tarzan and Paul D'Arnot by Caroline Dare (Tarzan)
  • Post Scriptum by Edi N. Burgh (Sherlock Holmes) (6 pages) (a first time story. An unrequited Watson pens an illicit fiction about himself and Holmes, which is inevitably discovered by same.)
  • Yule Log by Cally Fornia Donia (Blackadder)

Notes: "Sticky Wickets" is part 1 of 6 in the "Sports' series by M.Fae Glasgow. the remaining stories are, in order: 2. Own Goal by M. Fae Glasgow - in ...As a £3 Note; 3. A Hole in One by Edi N. Burgh - in Paean to Priapus IV; 4. On Thin Ice or Skate Expectations by M. Fae Glasgow - in Bene Dictum: A Dickensian Christmas; 5. Pulling the Other One by M. Fae Glasgow - in ...As Three £3 Notes; 6. If I Fell by M. Fae Glasgow - in Paean to Priapus V: Multum in Parvo.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

See reactions and reviews for Sunday Bloody Sunday.
See reactions and reviews for Nor the Leopard His Spots.
See reactions and reviews for On Heat.
See reactions and reviews for Ravelment.
See reactions and reviews for Unravelment.
See reactions and reviews for Fugue.
See reactions and reviews for The King Who Would Be Man.
[Not Fit for Family Viewing]: Beautifully written, seductive, hot – and yet being "The Glaswegian" she puts us the lads through their psychological paces as well. [3]

Issue 3

Pæan to Priapus 3 was published in October 1991 and contains 147 pages.

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Reactions and Reviews: Issue 3

See reactions and reviews for Bedtime Story.
See reactions and reviews for Back Alley.
[Quantum of Solace]: Adam Dalgliesh is suffering from burn-out and he finds a deserted bed and breakfast in which to lick his wounds. While there he meets a grieving man who sees right through his walls to the loneliness and isolation at his core. ... As usual, M. Fae Glasgow writes intelligent prose that delights me with it's grammatical perfection <g>. Her characterisations are always interesting and her stories deal with the psychological as much as the emotional - and that's definitely my cup of tea. I love her take on the complex Dalgliesh and also her ability to create a three dimensional original character who can meet the imposing Dalgliesh on equal terms. [4]
[A Gentleman's Gentleman]: Peter Wimsey has a nightmare; Bunter helps him through it... This may seem to be a hoary old fannish chestnut of a plot but it really is a unique twist on this formula. The story is wonderfully well written and the tone is delightfully melancholic. [5]

Issue 4

Pæan to Priapus 4 was published in August 1992 and contains 143 pages.

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  • His Master's Voice by Cally Fornia Donia (Jeeves and Wooster) (5)
  • A Hole in One by Edi N. Burgh (Professionals) (10)
  • A Call of Nature by M. Fae Glasgow (Professionals) (24)
  • Benchmark by Jane Mailander (Blake's Seven) (39) (sequel is in Liaisons)
  • A Public Display by M. Fae Glasgow (Dalziel and Pascoe) (50)
  • A Kiss is Just a Kiss by Tallis (Professionals) (62)
  • Rapere I: Rapture by Sebastian (Blake's Seven) (72)
  • Rapere II: Raptus by Emma Scot (Blake's Seven) (81)
  • Rapere III: Raptor by M. Fae Glasgow (Blake's Seven) (89)
  • After Marcini's by Gael X. Ile (Sherlock Holmes) (99)
  • Wish I Wasn't Here by M. Fae Glasgow (Professionals) (111)
  • DIY: A Slow Swedish Screw by Cally Donia (in the DIY universe) (Professionals) (123)
  • Blame It on Ray—Oh! by L.A. Scotian Doyle/Cowley pairing (Professionals) (136)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 4

See reactions and reviews for A Hole in One.
See reactions and reviews for A Kiss is Just a Kiss.
See reactions and reviews for Benchmark.
See reactions and reviews for A Call of Nature.
See reactions and reviews for Blame It on Ray-Oh!.
See reactions and reviews for the Rapture, Raptus, Raptor series.
[A Public Display]: Wield/OMC. Wield is awkwardly trying to find someone in a gay pub when he's chatted up by a handsome man called Kevin... This is a realistic and well written story about a relatively minor character in a relatively minor fandom. Detective Sergeant Wield is, in his own words "as ugly as sin" and coming out of the closet late in life. He's uncomfortable with the concept of dating and public displays of affection and this is a wonderful look at how he comes to terms with his new relationship with Kevin, a teacher at the college and friend of Peter Pascoe and his wife, Ellie. [6]

Issue 5

Pæan to Priapus 5 was published in June 1993 and contains 68,101 words in 96 pages. It has the subtitle, "Multum in Parvo.

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  • And All the Secrets by Tallis (Professionals) (5)
  • The Earth That They Inherit by Shoshanna (Professionals) (19)
  • If I Fell by Edi N. Burgh (Professionals) (27)
  • A Thrice Daily Injection by Jane Mailander (Sherlock Holmes) (47)
  • If I Needed Someone by Emma Scot (Sherlock Holmes) (52)
  • Lavender Blue by Gael X. Ile (The Crying Game) (66)
  • Revolution by Cally Donia (Blake's Seven) (74)
  • Head In Hands by M. Fae Glasgow (Blake's Seven) (83)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 5

See reactions and reviews for Head in Hands.
See reactions and reviews for Revolution.
[If I Needed Someone and A Thrice Daily Injection]: Both are stories set at the end of 'The Sign of Four" with an element of h/c surrounding Holmes's cocaine use. One is a rather introspective, bittersweet snapshot of a settled relationship and the other a first time story with an unhappy ending. [7]

Issue 6

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Pæan to Priapus 6 was published in February 1997 and contains 150 pages. It has the subtitle, "Chiaroscuro."

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  • Blather by M. Fae Glasgow (Due South) (This was the story that was read at the bedtime reading Friday night at Escapade. Nipples. Straight-razor shaving.) (1)
  • Technique by Wild Horses (Professionals) (Bodie and Doyle interrogate a prisoner.) (8)
  • Handling It by Mona Moore (Due South) (Ray 'helps' Fraser with a female flasher and then 'helps' with Fraser's sexual naivete.) (12)
  • Actions Speak Loudest by M. Fae Glasgow (Due South) (Sex, not much talk) (39)
  • No Son of His ]]by M. Fae Glasgow (Due South) (Christmas story) (45)
  • Love Lies Bleeding by Shoshanna (Professionals) (Bodie and Doyle are in the hospital being visited by Cowley after a botched assignment.) (61)
  • A Fair Hearing by Laine Stone (Due South) (What is "crazy"? Is Fraser sane or not?) (67)
  • Waning Grey by Jane Mailander (Batman Forever) (69)
  • The Mouths of Babes by M. Fae Glasgow (Due South) (Ray wants Fraser to talk dirty.) (85)
  • Et In Italia Ego by Sebastian (Professionals) (Bodie and Doyle go on a vacation to Italy.) (93)
  • Tacit M. Fae Glasgow by (Due South) (127)
  • Shooting To Kill by Sebastian (Professionals) (131)
  • Splendour In The Grass by Jane Mailander (Northern Exposure) (the requisite odd-ending story) (135)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 6

See reactions and reviews for Technique.
See reactions and reviews for Shooting to Kill.
See reactions and reviews for Love Lies Bleeding.
See reactions and reviews for No Son of His.
[zine]: Now, I'm usually the kind or person who deliberately doesn't look at the end of the story before reading it but I couldn't help but notice, as I was flicking through, that B&D didn't seem to be together at the end. So I deliberately looked, and found that in all of them (apart from a short four-page story) one or other was dead or they decided not to stay together and so far I haven't found the courage to read the stories at all. The writing might be excellent but I am depressed enough without having to read depressing stories so I won't comment any further. [8]
[zine]: Reviewer's disclaimer: I read stuff and I give my opinions on it; that, to me, is the definition of a review. I don't like everything, and I like some things more than others. Salt to taste.

[zine info ommitted]

I love the idea that Mfae is writing DS. But when I heard that she was writing 'fuzzies', I scoffed. Yes, that's right, I scoffed. "'Fuzzies'?" I said. "'Fuzzies' according to Mfae or according to the rest of the world?" (It has come to my notice that what she sees as sap is what sends a lot of other people away with the creeps/severe depression.) But I scoffed too soon... But this zine is hardly *just* fuzzies, especially when it comes to the Pros stories which seem to be anti-Fuzzy.

"Blather" by M Fae Glasgow (DS)--This was the story that was read at the bedtime reading Friday night at Escapade. Nipples. Straight-razor shaving. It's funny and sexy, so I'm happy.

"Technique" by Wild Horses (Pros)--Bodie and Doyle interrogate a prisoner. It's creepy. Now, I'm all for the hard edges in Pros stories, but there are limits.

"Handling It Al" by Mona Moore (DS)--This is one of the non-fuzzy--sort of--DS stories. While the premise is slightly far-fetched (Ray 'helps' Fraser with a female flasher and then 'helps' with Fraser's sexual naivete), the end deals with a certain aspect of the relationship in a slightly more realistic--and therefore, darker--way than I've seen in other DS stories. It's probably that much better for the fact that it's right at the end and it's not dwelt on. The story leaves you with a completely different set of problems than what you started with and I like that.

"Actions Speak Loudest" by M Fae Glasgow (DS)--As might be suggested by the title, there's very little dialogue in this one. Nice, sweet sex scene. (Okay, is it time to look for the pod yet or what?)

"No Son of His" by M Fae Glasgow (DS)--It's a Christmas story. It's soft, sweet and romantic. But it's also got that edge of darkness that I like from my favorite DS episodes. Secrets hidden and learned, but that aren't dwelt on.

"Love Lies Bleeding" by Shoshanna (Pros)--As you might gather from the title, this is not a bright and cheery story. But it's not what I thought it was going to be. There's death in the story--perhaps of more than one variety--but not in the way I expected. Of the three truly dark and creepy Pros stories in the zine, this is probably the least creepy, but it's also the most believable. Bodie and Doyle are in the hospital being visited by Cowley after a botched assignment. And that's all I'm saying...

"A Fair Hearing" by Lainie Stone (DS)--It's really just a scene not a story, but it brings up an interesting point. What is "crazy"? Is Fraser sane or not? Or do we love him because he so often stares Reality in the eye--and 90% of the time, Reality blinks first.

"Waning Gray" by Jane Mailander (Batman/Robin)--Reading this, I thought of two things: The fact that this is the second Batman and Robin story I'd read in the last two years--and both were unusually good--and a conversation I had with someone at Escapade. We were discussing Jane M.'s writing and she said that she had always heard that her stuff was good, but didn't know what she had written outside of the Quanta Leap stories and odd universe/crossovers. And having just talked about how good she was--I had a damn difficult time thinking of anything else, either. But the problem is, she is very good at the 'odd' universe stories, and the crossovers. And this is no exception. While the Batman story in the last Concup. seemed to be more based on the 'graphic novels' this one is based on BATMAN FOREVER.

"The Mouths of Babes" by M Fae Glasgow (DS)--I *like* the idea of Ray wanting Fraser to talk dirty--and why. And I liked the fact that Fraser had as much of a problem with it as I thought he should. This story is also about what words can mean.

"Et In Italia Ego" by Sebastian (Pros)--This is the longer of two Sebastian stories in the zine. As usual, very good, but unlike the other three Pros stories, this isn't creepy. It's slow, romantic, and probably the most fucking bittersweet thing I've ever read. Bodie and Doyle go on a vacation to Italy. I never wanted to go on a sightseeing bus tour fifty miles away--all the way from the UK to Italy?! After reading this, I *definitely* don't want to!

"Tacit" by M Fae Glasgow (DS)--This is the last of the DS stories in the zine. There is no dialogue in this at all, but the darkness within *Fraser* is definitely there, overlaid by raw emotion and sex. The *only* thing I might want is dialogue.  :-)

"Shooting to Kill" by Sebastian (Pros)--Have I mentioned the penchant for creepy Pros stories in this issue? I probably find this creepier because I also think it's more believable than the first story. However, I'm not sure I'm completely convinced that Bodie and Doyle (there's too many Ray's running around fandom these days!) would do this, though. At least not all of it.

"Splendor in the Grass" by Jane Mailander (NORTHERN EXPOSURE)--This is the prerequisite 'odd ending slash story' of the zine. Again, it's hard to argue with a story when it matches the feeling of the show so well. She's captured the voices of the characters and the slightly off-kilter reality of things that only happen in Cicely.

So, overall, I'd definitely recommend it to DS fans. And even if the grand majority of the stories are slightly sweeter than anything I've read from Mfae in quite sometime (I will not say it's the sappiest; I still remember a few early issues of OBLAQUE!), no one's going to mistake this for an issue of PMS. For the Pros fans, there are certainly things worth buying in here--though I'm sure the non-DS Pros fans will probably be disappointed in the story ratio. And they will definitely be disappointed if they were expecting happily ever afters for the Lads. [9]
[zine]: I had a fairly different 'take' on Paean to Priapus VI than [Michelle] did. The first part of this was written off-line, without [Michelle]'s review in front of me, the rest was added after I re-read her review.

Yea, a new Paean to Priapus. (Six? They're already on 6?) As usual Nancy did a lovely job on the layout, though, as with most zines, it could have used one more proofreading pass (nothing too terrible, just sentences without periods, and paragraphs that accidentally break in the middle of a sentence). But we don't buy zines for layout, we buy them for stories, and wow, does this zine have wonderful stories.

More than many zine publishers, Oblique has kept a fairly consistent type of story attached to their zines. Be warned that this zine is more gently seasoned than any other Paean, but don't let down your guard too far; there are definitely a few hot peppers hidden in the mild sauce.

First, I must mention Sebastian's long Pros story, Et In Italia Ego. (Sigh. As usual I'm torn between being thrilled to read something so wonderful, and wondering why I even bother to write when she has set the standard so far out of my reach.) This was a thirty-four pages long travelogue--in other hands, that description would have struck fear in my heart--and I wouldn't have changed a word of it. Beautiful, poignant, building inexorably to an powerfully sad conclusion... I loved it.

Second, there were two near *perfect* Due South stories (a fandom thus far characterized by a great show, and mediocre fiction...): Handling It, by Mona Moore, and No Son of His, by MFae. Both stories are long, meaty, and wonderfully characterized, capturing the difficult balance of whimsy and bittersweet that is the essence of Due South. There is a lot of other good stuff in here: a number of enchanting DS PWPs from MFae, three wonderfully *dark* short Pros stories, each more wrenching than the next, a DS by Lainie Stone, and a very silly Northern Exposure by Jane M, but get it for the long ones. Yum.

All in all, if you are either a Pros fan, a DS fan or (happiest of all possibilities) a fan of both, buy it *now*. (Then I found [Michelle]'s review...)

[Michelle] said: "Technique" by Wild Horses (Pros)--Bodie and Doyle interrogate a prisoner. It's creepy. Now, I'm all for the hard edges in Pros stories, but there are limits.

Just like Bodie has limits? I *loved* this story. This sort of s/m-ish story, all based in their jobs with little of the classic 'trappings' of s/m, is far more to my taste than the standard 'one of them topping the other' that I've seen a lot of in Pros recently. This is a straight (though extreme) extrapolation of the Doyle snapping on the red glove, and the Bodie taunting prisoners that we saw on screen...

[Michelle] said: "Handling It Al" by Mona Moore (DS)--This is one of the non-fuzzy--sort of--DS stories. While the premise is slightly far-fetched (Ray 'helps' Fraser with a female flasher and then 'helps' with Fraser's sexual naivetie)

I didn't find this all that 'far-fetched,' at least not compared to plenty of other commonly-used 'first time' contrivances. As I said above, I loved this story--I read it in draft a few months ago, and said to my roommate, 'finally a second wave story with some *meat* in it.' And the part early on (I'm trying to avoid spoilers) where Ray realizes the monster he's created...is wonderful.

[Michelle] said: "No Son of His" by M Fae Glasgow (DS)--It's a Christmas story. It's soft, sweet and romantic. But it's also got that edge of darkness that I like from my favorite DS episodes. Secrets hidden and learned, but that aren't dwelt on.

Yes--a *wonderful* Ray story. You see both the impatient, brusque guy that Ray could be on the show, and the caring, warm depth of the man below the jerk personae (and somewhat of how the jerk personae got started) all wrapped up in a beautiful Christmas tale.

[Michelle] said: "Love Lies Bleeding" by Shoshanna (Pros)--As you might gather from the title, this is not a bright and cheery story. But it's not what I > thought it was going to be. There's death in the story--perhaps of more than one variety--but not in the way I expected. Of the three truly dark and creepy Pros stories in the zine, this is probably the least creepy, but it's also the most believable. Bodie and Doyle are in the hospital > being visited by Cowley after a botched assignment. And that's all I'm saying...

I definitely don't want to spoil this one, either, which doesn't leave too much to say. Wonderful contrast between their light-heartedness, and their terrible test; Incredibly strong ending.

[Michelle] said: "A Fair Hearing" by Lainie Stone (DS)--It's really just a scene not a story, but it brings up an interesting point. What is "crazy"? Is Fraser sane or not? Or do we love him because he so often stares Reaility in the eye--and 90% of the time, Reality blinks first.

I loved this (I know, I know, I keep saying that). I loved the idea, I loved Ray...but I thought Welsh was just a little 'soft.' Not so much so that it hurt the story...just off from my image of him.

[Michelle] said: "Waning Gray" by Jane Mailander (Batman/Robin)--Reading this, I thought of...

Batman stories are almost as bad as Holmes/Watson stories for convincing writers to try a very different language style than their usual-- convoluted and dark. I liked this story a lot, but also in common with H/W, I have too many different Batmans and Robins running around in my head, and perhaps because of this, I could never really 'hear' the character voices in Jane's undeniably excellent dialog. (Also, and this has nothing to do with Jane's story, but IMO, for a fandom to thrive, there must be more than one take on the characters. I've now read 3 very nice Batman stories--all 15-25 pages, and in all of them, Robin knows what he wants, and Bruce thinks it is wrong and fights the urge, and Alfred, of course, helps Robin. Nothing wrong with this, but eventually, someone's going to hvae the write the opposite, or this universe isn't going to grow. IM-easily-ignorableO.)

[Michelle] said: "The Mouths of Babes" by M Fae Glasgow (DS)--I *like* the idea of Ray wanting Fraser to talk dirty--and why. And I liked the fact that Fraser had as much of a problem with it as I thought he should. This story is also about what words can mean.

Someone described this story to me as a wank. If so, this is what a 'wank' story is supposed to be. Short, and 'hot', but also solidly in character, and showing, even in this short amount of time, a conflict between the characters that they must overcome, and a outcome that adds to their relationship.

[Michelle] said: "Et In Italia Ego" by Sebastian (Pros)--This is the longer of two Sebastian stories in the zine. As usual, very good, but unlike the other three Pros stories, this isn't creepy. It's slow, romantic, and probably the most fucking bittersweet thing I've ever read.

Beautifully put, [Michelle]. I spent the next three days after reading this trying to 'speedbump' this, but I never managed to. (Explanation of 'speedbumping' at the end of this post.)

[Michelle] said: "Shooting to Kill" by Sebastian (Pros)--Have I mentioned the penchant for creepy Pros stories in this issue? I probably find this creepier because I also think it's more believeable than the first story. However, I'm not sure I'm completely convinced that Bodie and Doyle (there's too many Ray's running around fandom these days!) would do this, though. At least not all of it.

The best part of this story is Cowley's complete obliviousness. After one-too-many Omniscient Cowley stories, this one is a bitter change of pace.

[Michelle] said: "Splendor in the Grass" by Jane Mailander (NORTHERN EXPOSURE)--This is the prerequisite 'odd ending slash story' of the zine. Again, it's hard to argue with a story when it matches the feeling of the show so well. She's captured the voices of the characters and the slightly off-kilter reality of things that only happen in Cicely.

I agree so completely I have nothing to say.

Good, tough-minded zine. Yum.

SPOILERS for the three short Pros stories. I got to thinking about the (as [Michelle] called them) 'three creepy Pros stories'. The three writers are all friends, but I don't know that they saw each other's stories pre-publication. They had some cool similarities--in all three cases, the sexualized violence was *firmly* work related (probably even less likely than the usual s/m stuff that fans write, but much more fun for me); in all three cases, there is some sort of mitigating factor--they aren't just sadistic brutes (in the 1st one, Doyle cuts *Bodie*, not the defenseless prisoner; in the 2nd one, Bodie could convince himself that the guy was going to die anyway, just this way he didn't take B and D with him; in the 3rd one, the bad guy was a serial killer who'd just killed CI 5 mates of B & D). So, while they each may be *way* past the usual representation of B & D in fanfic, there was still an anchor to Bad Boys of the show. I enjoyed all three of them immensely..

Oh yeah, one more thing-- *Speedbumps*. That what some of us call it when we basically ignore the unhappy ending the author has carefully put at the end of her story. Say that story ends with one of them walking out the door...leaving. "No!," you cry. You put down the zine, take a deep breath, and think, "He'll be back. Heck, he'll be back tomorrow, with a hangover--No, he'll be back tonight, drunk and sorry. No, he'll be back in minutes; by the time he makes it down to his car, he'll be regretting the whole thing!" You've completely re-written the end of the story: that's turning their original ending into 'just a speedbump' for the characters to drive over on their way to a happy ending. The first time I explained this to Charlotte Hill (who had just written a beautifully sad Vinnie/Frank story), she was so annoyed (briefly), that she started planning a V/F story that couldn't be speedbumped--as I recall, it included, um, death...

More comments on their zine? Or, heck, on our zine. (Guilty Pleasures) Sandy, begging shamelessly. [10]

Issue 7

Pæan to Priapus 7 was published in February 2001 and contains 123 pages. It has the subtitle, "Circumference." The stories are all by M. Fae Glasgow.

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cover of issue #7
  • Aurora (The Phantom Menace: Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan)
  • Identikit (Due South: Fraser/Kowalski)
  • Padawan Talks (The Phantom Menace: Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan)
  • Status Quo (The X-Files: Skinner/Mulder)
  • The Lie (The Phantom Menace: Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan)
  • Coming Clean (Due South: Fraser/Vecchio)
  • I Was Just... (The Phantom Menace: Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan)
  • Seems Like Old Times (Due South: Fraser/Kowalski)
  • Honor Bound (The Phantom Menace: Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan)
  • Outage (Due South: Fraser/Kowalski)

References

  1. from the editorial in the first issue
  2. from a fan's top five favorite zine list in Psst... Hey Kid, Wanna Buy a Fanzine? #4
  3. from rec50, June 2006
  4. Madrigal's Fanfiction Recs: Miscellaneous-2., Archived version, January 2004
  5. Madrigal's Fanfiction Recs: Miscellaneous-2., Archived version, January 2004
  6. Madrigal's Fanfiction Recs: Miscellaneous-2., Archived version, January 2004
  7. Emily Veinglory. Zine: Paen to Priapus V, 19 March 2010. (Accessed 23 July 2010)
  8. from DIAL #1
  9. In 1997 Michelle Christian posted the this review to the Virgule-L mailing list. It is reposted here with permission.
  10. In 1997, Sandy Herrold had a different take on the zine. She posted this review to the Virgule-L mailing list. It is reposted here with permission.