White Rabbit (Highlander zine)

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Zine
Title: White Rabbit
Publisher: Agent With Style
Editor:
Author(s): Dargelos
Cover Artist(s):
Illustrator(s):
Date(s): 2000
Medium: print zine
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Genre:
Fandom: Highlander
Language: English
External Links: former source of zine info, removed in late 2010
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White Rabbit is a slash Highlander novel by Dargelos. It won a Huggy Award in 2001 for Best Highlander novel.

It was also posted on Dargelos' website in 2001, but has since been taken offline.

Prequel

It has a "prequel of sorts" called "Pomegranate Seeds."

Summary

Summary from a distributor, Agent With Style:
A slightly A/U novel by Dargelos about sex, drugs, rock'n'roll and an immortal rock band -- Old Dead Guys -- set in the '60s, the '90s and pre-history. Watch Duncan/Methos, Methos/Kronos, original characters/everyone get it on whenever they get the chance.

Reactions and Reviews

Unknown Date

Dargelos' White Rabbit (seems to be off the web again, blast) takes distinctly different slant on Methos' history. Dargelos writes so well, edgy, real fiction: this is a woman who's been there and knows what it smells like. I'll read everything she writes, from the humour of her Merry/Pippin short to the extended angst of the Oz series Damaged Goods. White Rabbit takes the image of Methos' 1960's band The Old Dead Guys and runs with it, with such style. I'm not going to mention plot. Just read it. [1]

2006

Sweet Jesus. I don't believe this. Rock and roll, and the '60s and everything that damn well just might have happened. Long, long fic, people, and worth it. [2]

2001

For anyone else who, like me, has a soft spot for bands long gone, there's a new book out that you might want to take a look at: White rabbit by Dargelos. This isn't exactly your typical rock band bio, though. Sure, there's lots of good stuff about the band on the road (and if they got up to even half of what the book says... jeez), but there's no doubt that this is a fictionalized account of a band that's sorta-kinda the ODG but not really, and the fantasy elements get a bit weird. I'd've bought the sword-fighting, but the magic healing powers... nope. And the idea that the guys meet up in a blues bar thirty years later looking none the worse for wear, except Chaos, who's dead after having gone more insane than usual, is as implausible as having the guy who killed him there with the others.

But I guess it's almost irresistible to create a mythos around a band as intriguing and mysterious as the ODG, and the immortality idea is pretty original in a business where it's usually the ones who die young and stay pretty who get to be legends. And talking about pretty, this book is worth getting for the pictures alone. Yum. [3]

2011

You'll get my Perestrioka, White Rabbit, Lucifer Falling, Whisper of a Kill, Injured Innocents, Choices, Cosmic Collected, Broken Images, Second Grace, Harlequin Airs, Pandora's Box Affair, Primal Instincts 2, I Still Have Plans, and a variety of multi-media zines [out of my hands] only after my body is dust. [4]

Notes: 2010:2014

On September 21, 2010, Dargelos, the author of "White Rabbit," left a message on Fanlore indicating that she has withdrawn permission for the zine to be sold in print format by Agent With Style and is taking steps to remove the story from online archives via the Wayback Machine.

While Fanlore cannot regulate the behavior of fans or of third party content providers, it provides this notice as a courtesy to the author and to fans. This is not an official message on behalf of Fanlore, but rather a statement that two volunteers drafted to help communicate the author's intentions. As such it may be subject to further edits and changes.

Also see, Talk:Dargelos.

References

  1. Slide the nail under..but the eyes..., Archived version
  2. Rhi
  3. the flambeau factory: recommendations 2001
  4. a March 24, 2011 comment on a mailing list, quoted anonymously