The Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

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Name: The Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory
Owner/Maintainer:
Dates: 1998 - present
Type: fanfic index
Fandom: Xena: Warrior Princess
URL: http://www.xenafanfiction.info/ (new)
http://xenafanfiction.com/ (old)
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/3702/index.html (older)
directory main page 2011
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The Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory (or UFFD) is an index site for Xena: Warrior Princess fanfiction. A description from main page in 1999:

"What exactly IS the Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory?"
We are a reporting service which provides links to works hosted on approximately 50 fan fiction sites. The UFFD does not host fan fiction. Many stories contain links back their host-sites, and the UFFD provides a list of links to all of the host-sites we carry stories from. The list grows daily, so keep an eye on our what's new page to keep up to date on new fan fiction, and new fan fiction sites.
"What do the recommendations on some of the stories mean?"
Any story that is *recommended by XXX* has simply been selected by one of TUFFD's webmasters as a good read. None of us have a whole lot of free time, so there are tons of fabulous fan fictions out there that haven't been recommended because we haven't had the chance to read them yet. All these stories are worth reading, so don't skip one that catches your eye just because we haven't read it yet. Enjoy![1]

The page was a member of the Xena Webring, the Hercules Fan Fiction Webring[2] and the Alternative Scrolls of the Bards webring.[3] An older version of the page was a member of the Xena & Gab Ring.[4]

History

The site was founded by CN Winters and over the years a number of different people have been involved in maintaining and running the UFFN. About the origin of the site:

In February 1998, no longer enamored with the series and because she had other commitments to fulfill, Xenos announced the closing of the XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS FAN FICTION INDEX. From the short-term crisis that followed, as fanfic readers scrambled to fill the void, not one but three new indexes emerged. Shadowfen turned her own personal database into SHADOWFEN'S XENA:WARRIOR PRINCESS FAN FICTION INDEX, making available also what has become one of the most popular What's New pages in the Xenaverse. Three NetForum regulars, Del_kaidin, Absinthe and CN Winters organized a collaborative effort which would give birth to the ULTIMATE FANFIC DIRECTORY, featuring a number of helpful new subject indexes."[5]

The first version of the page was hosted by Geocities.[6]

Directory Structure

director main page (1999)

As of 2011 sections include:

Around 1999 additional sections included:

  • Amazon Territory - a thematic index of stories featuring the Amazons
  • Callisto's Stories - Where Xena's Arch Enemy Reigns
  • Where The Boys Are - a thematic list of fanfiction featuring the men in the Xenaverse. Alt and gen stories were listed seperately and the boys section didn't include any m/m slash.
  • Family Ties - an index of stories featuring family-related themes
  • By The Gods and Goddesses - a thematic list for fanfiction featuring the Xenaverse gods. General and Alterative stories were listed separately.

References

  1. Main Page, via Wayback, 13 October 1999. (Acessed 22 October 2011)
  2. The Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory Rings, via Wayback, 1999. (Accessed 22 October 2011)
  3. http://www.xenafanfiction.info/alt/index.htm (Accessed 22 October 2011)
  4. The Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory, via Wayback: 28 January 1999. (Accessed 09 January 2012)
  5. Lunacy in Whoosh! The History Of Xena Fan Fiction On The Net, October 1998. (Accessed 22 October 2011)
  6. http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/3702/index.html. (Accessed 22 October 2011)
  7. The Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory: What's New? Archive. (Accessed 22 October 2011)