The Warrior's Heart (Star Wars TPM zine)

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Zine
Title: The Warrior's Heart
Publisher: Two Vixens Press
Editor:
Author(s): Writestuff
Cover Artist(s):
Illustrator(s):
Date(s): 2002-2005
Medium: print
Size:
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Wars The Phantom Menace
External Links: Author's Website (archived)
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The Warrior's Heart is a zine featuring The Warrior's Heart series by Writestuff that was published online between 1999 and 2001.

The zine was published by Two Vixens Press between 2002 and 2005. The fanzines have elaborate illustrations and photo manips. The copies were hand-assembled, and to forestall complaints about 'imperfections' or errors, the publisher's enclosed a note about "Hand-Jobs." (see gallery below).

The exact order of publication and number of fanzines is not clear. Several have been listed for sale under the following titles. They are listed here in a best-guess order. Many of the stories were part of the The Warrior's Heart (Star Wars TPM series) and were posted online. Reviews and story descriptions can be found here.

Issue 1

cover issue #1 unedited by Fuumin. Note: This image has been marked as sexually explicit and has been minimised.
cover issue #1 with gold band in place, full gallery below

The Warrior's Heart - Early Days (with the gold foil across the Fuumin cover in a strategic spot). Comb bound. 101 pages. It was published in 2002. The zine won the TPM Best Zine Sizzler award at ConneXions. The cover won the Sizzler TPM Best Art. Art by Fuumin, Black Rose, Smitty, and Moonshine.

Chapters:

  • Rightful Owner
  • Crime & Punishment
  • Ecstasies
  • The Anger Excercises
  • The Geometry of Desire
  • Close Shave
  • But For Grace
  • Give and Take
  • Meditations
  • Master & Apprentice
  • Nomenclature

Issue 2

cover issue #2 by EWK

The Warrior's Heart - Trials and Errors has 162 pages. It won the TPM Best Novel at ConneXions Sizzler as well as a Mediawest a 2003 Fan Q Award. Art by Fuumin, EWK, Tem-Ve, Smitty, Writestuff, Moonshine, and Cynthia Martin. It was published in 2002.

In 2003, the MediaWest FanQ Awards gave the "Best Star Wars Zine -Slash" award to "The Warrior's Heart II -- Author: Writestuff"[1]

Chapters:

  • The Fear Exercises
  • Willing Vessel
  • An Accident Waiting
  • Cold Feet
  • The Sweet Science of Bruising
  • From A High Place
  • Artifacts

Issue 3

The Warrior's Heart - What was Old is New Again has 156 pages. The story "Masquerade" won a Sizzler award for TPM Best Story ("Masquerade") and the story "Master Class won for Best Short Story. Art by Black Rose, Fuumin, MadByrd, and Smitty.

Issue 4

Writestuff also wrote another series set in the Warrior's Heart universe called "The Long Shadows" series. Several chapters in the series have been released in printed fanzine format. All stories are archived online.[2]

The Long Shadow Series (through 9-2009):

  • Love Letter I
  • The Long Shadow - published as a 'mini-zine' that premiered at MediaWest 2004.
  • If Memory Serve Me
  • Padawans and Lovers
  • The Amazing Adventures of Ass Master & Slut Boy
  • Love Letter II
  • Ships in the Night
  • Love Letter III
  • Spare the Rod, republished separately
  • Auto da Fé
  • In Dreams Begin Responsibility
  • How It Begins Again
  • Ghosts of Futures Past
  • Love Letters IV & V
  • Mastering
  • Occult Matters - published as a 'mini-zine' that premiered at Eclecticon 2004.
  • Comfort's Arms
  • Partners in Crime
  • Caress
  • Working Out the Kinks
  • Conjugal Relations
  • Tools of the Trade
  • All the Kingdoms
  • ~Brief Interlude of several stories~
  • Away

References

  1. 2003 Fan Quality Awards, Archived version
  2. Originally archived at Master Apprentice, now located at AO3.