From the Editor's Desk

T he end of the millennium? Better get things organized now, before the evil demon Y2K comes after you...who would have ever thought we'd reach a year with three "9"s in it? Certainly not us. Then again, we couldn't possibly be more surprised that we're going to be able to keep apocrypha going into the next century! (Barring any sudden lawsuits from Dick Wolf, that is...) That said, our inspiration and full reason for existence, Law & Order will also be chasing into the next century! Full reason for celebration! And fanfic! And so, without further ado, here's our very pink, very Valentiney Spring issue of apocrypha for your reading enjoyment! This issue of the 'zine has a little news (so go check it out!) and some new features, including a Siskel-Ebert'esque review of an excellent Law & Order episode, featuring your editors as Siskel and Ebert (but neither of us will admit which is the bald one, or which is the fat one), and plus, we've got some very special stories to pass along to you.
First off, our picks. Swivel your eyes over to Kor's choice, You Don't Know Jack! by Kitt, which she describes as, "Creative and refreshing!" Kitt's pick is Shadows by Lady V, and she says "I woulda picked my own story, but this exploration of Anita's demons was far superior and besides, Kor beat me to it!" The other stories are just fabulous, of course, so dive in, and enjoy! One more comment before we let you on your way -- what, no Exiled inspired fanfic? Send it our way! Plus, we really could use more challenge answers - if you're not seeing a challenge that tickles your fancy, do suggest some! Our next issue will be for Summer 1999, and ought to be out in time for that hot, steamy weather - perfect time of year for some hot, steamy fiction.... Meantime, any comments, just throw them our way here at apocrypha and we'll see what we can do!

Love,
Kitteridge and Korillian

Letters To The Editor
We get letters, we get letters, lots and lots of letters...


Subj:     Logan's Mystique

Date:    Mon, Nov 2, 1998 7:56 PM EDT



Hi.....



I just read the article!!! It was great.....Being a LOGAN fan myself I

think alot of what was said is how we feel about Logan........about

Mr.Noth.....



Kathryn



Subj:    Very Good Poem

Date:    Mon, Nov 2, 1998 9:00 PM EDT



I really miss Robinette , Max, and Logan.



Anyway -- your poem was right on target.  The producer doesn't truly 

appreciate just how important good actors are to the script and the 

endproduct  (portraying realistic characters) that are believeable, 

likable, and competent.



I rate your poem  ***1/2 stars



Thanks for the nice rhyme



SingRB



Subj:     Re: the latest issue

Date:    Wed, Nov 4, 1998 2:59 AM EDT



Congratulations on yet another great issue, there's not a lot of L&O 

fanfic out there and I was thrilled to find your site several months 

ago.  Since that time, I've read every article and story in every issue.  

Thanks for a good read!!!



Jade

Law & Order junkie, Logan and McCoy fan



Date:    Wed, Nov 4, 1998 9:54 PM EDT

Subj:    Blue Wall Awards



Editors ...



I am totally shocked.  I don't see how something like "Keeping Secrets" 

could defeat the great work of Lori Kem and Susianne Baptiste.  The stories 

these ladies wrote are far superior!



Anonymous



Subj:     Exiled Review

Date:    Thu, Nov 5, 1998 7:15 AM EDT



Hey there:



Liked your "Exiled" review. I just posted mine on the site, and I didn't

really like it at all, but I'm glad you did, so I could link to a positive

review from my site (I don't want to piss off too many fans!).



Keep up the good work...



Greg

coptv.guide



Subj:     Exiled

Date:    Sun, Nov 8, 1998 10:31 PM EDT



Here it is, 6:24 PST (9:24 EST) on Sunday, and the show hasn't even

aired yet!  How did you see it and be able to review it so quickly?  It

is to be aired 9pm EST....where are you?  I'm confused on that,  but I

didn't read the review anyway, and I probably won't.  No matter what

anyone says, bad or good, it's better than only 1 hour and quite a treat

for a Sunday (despite  the multiple showings of Trilogy a few weeks

ago).



Love L&O



PS  next time wait until the next day to review something.  It's like

voting and already knowing who won!?!?  :(



Editor's note:



Since there were two reviews posted, one with spoilers and one without, and

since it is the policy of apocrypha to never personally twist anyone's

arm in order to force them to read anything on the site, we find it difficult to

understand why anyone would be put off by the reviews. The tape was received

at the magazine through the regular press contacts.



Subj:     doubleheader

Date:    Wed, Nov 11, 1998 6:32 PM EDT



Okay, I'm at work, basically goofing off, and I decide to check and see what sites

 exist for my favorite show. Scrolling through the lists, I find something called 

Apocrypha-fan fiction so I go there. Imagine my delighted surprise to find the 

very first thing that I read is a Logan sex romp. I'm sitting here at work, with 

my face turning bright red, keeping my hand over my mouth so I don't make any 

sound, imagining every detail, in detail. Whoa. I'm still flushed. 

Thanks for brightening my day enormously. (ahem.)  Tina D.



Subj:     Letter to the editor

Date:    Fri, Nov 13, 1998 2:25 PM EDT



This time I'm not submitting anything, although I will in the near 

future, :D



I just wanted to let you guys know how Apocrypha keeps getting better 

and better. Thank you editors for including my work. Just seeing all 

this high quality fiction inspires me to improve my own. I also wanted 

to thank all the voters who voted my essay about Mike Logan the best 

non-fiction selection of the year. To know that I've touched so many 

people with that little essay really means a lot to me. I'm just happy 

to know that there are as many people who are as devoted to L&O as I am 

and that there is a site like this where we can express it.



Lady V   



Subj:     blurred

Date:    Tue, Nov 17, 1998 1:33 AM EDT



I had to save the story in my hard drive so I could read it and savor

it...It's such a great story about my favorite L&O character!

thanks for such a great job...I couldn't have done it better!



Velvet



Subj:     world of hurt

Date:    Wed, Nov 18, 1998 5:08 PM EDT



I'm new to the "Apocrypha" and as I was going over the archives I found

this little gem. This is a wonderful story! I could really see this as a

possibility for Jack's character. Thanks for the courage to write it, and

the courage to publish it.  Tina Dailey 



Date:    Wed, Nov 18, 1998 11:09 PM EDT

Subj:    re: "Doubleheader"



This story is way too funny.  I thought it was great.  The writer is really 

creative and has a vivid imagination.  I wish I could be like that.



Sincerely,



Elizabeth.

aka  MORALITO



Subj:     L&O Fan

Date:    Thu, Nov 19, 1998 12:04 PM EDT



Hi, I am an L&O fan living in L&O exile in Germany.  I have watched L&O in

English, French and German and I am a confirmed Logan lover. I

have just discovered your site and have really enjoyed the Fan Fiction.

Also, without your review of the movie - I would have been more lost.  



Sincerely,

C.K. Harris



Subj:     Thank you readers

Date:    Thu, Nov 19, 1998 3:47 PM EDT



Apocrypha Readers;

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who voted for my story

"Keeping Secrets" as the best fiction piece of the year.  It was a thrill

to be nomiated an an even greater joy to have won.  I'm glad you enjoyed

the story and I hope you will enjoy reading any others that are published.

The only thing that can top this is if Chris Noth and Dick Wolf could

figure a way to make it into the next "Mike Logan/Law and Order" Movie!

Thanks again for voting!



Michelle Leslie



Date:    Fri, Nov 20, 1998 11:40 PM EDT

Subj:    Doubleheader



Ooh la la! I think my blood pressure just went up! :-)



Hannah Taylor



Date:    Sat, Nov 28, 1998 2:35 AM EDT

Subj:    Law & Order Journal



In the article Kevin Courier and Susan Greene refers to the character of 

Carl Anderton (Robert Vuaghn)'s daughter as "second Mrs. Lawlor."  

As I remeber the epsiode she was the first Mrs. Lawlor.  The second Mrs. 

Lawlor was an alcoholic herself.



Date:    Fri, Dec 4, 1998 10:51 PM EDT

Subj:    Re: The Logan Mystique



I think whoever wrote this captured to true essence of Mike Logan and 

who he was and why he is adored by so many people, even though he's 

no longer on L&O. And I think that Chris Noth not only brought the 

character of Mike Logan to life, but made him a real person with his 

insecurities and also made him a man of true perfection.



BPLA13



Date:    Fri, Dec 11, 1998 12:18 AM EDT

Subj:    I love this site



Keep up the good work!!!



Tmertensjo



Subj:     very good

Date:    Thu, Dec 17, 1998 7:18 PM EDT



i found the second part of keeping secrets very touching.

now i'll keep wondering who the cleanup killer was.

bravo Michele

wonderful story

patti



Date:    Sat, Dec 19, 1998 6:13 PM EDT

From:  Werdchef



Just a quick note to say I especially like "Keeping Secrets." Please pass my 

message along to the author. 



Mary Craig



Subj:     Exiled

Date:    Mon, Dec 21, 1998 3:22 AM EDT

From:  pctn@bellsouth.net

X-From: pctn@bellsouth.net (Judy Clark)

To: apocrypha8@aol.com



I liled it I got to see Chris Noth a whole lot more.I was glad because

he is my favorite caracter besides Stone.I liked the part when he made

the remark about a condom because it was very funny and the one about

how he didn't know the roads and if they had to chase someone and he was

the one driving they would lose the criminal.I did not like the lutienit

or Frankie Silvera.My other favorite det.is Max Greevy who was killed of

the show .



Noth



Subj:     Keeping Secrets 

Date:    Tue, Dec 29, 1998 11:53 PM EDT



This was a great story.  I could hardly wait for the second part.  I loved the 

warm portrayal of Det. Logan.  This is just how I would want my favorite 

character to be, warm, caring and responsible.  Does Michelle M. 

Leslie have other works?  Would love to read more.



I am anxiously awaiting another movie with Mr. Chris Noth as Det. Logan.  



Just a fan



J. 



Editor's note: We'll be publishing Michelle's sequel to 

"Keeping Secrets" in the next issue! Come back, y'all, hear?



Subj:     WOW

Date:    Thu, Dec 31, 1998 10:56 PM EDT



I just joined the page/website and I think it's fantastic. I just read

about half the stories so I'll finish the rest pretty soon. I even have

an idea for one myself (since I see you take crossovers). Of course mine

will have Logan as the star character.



Anyway that's all for now. How you all have a Great New Year. 



Doreen



Subj:     Letter Long Overdue

Date:    Sun, Jan 3, 1999 1:02 AM EDT



Hey...



Just read this....very good....that was a great Law and Order episode.



Kathy



Subj:     Re: THANKS

Date:    Fri, Jan 8, 1999 7:46 PM EDT



Thank you for yet another great issue.  I enjoy reading the different 

stories and look forward to the next Apocrypha.



Jackie Leaf



Subj:     Keeping Secrets

Date:    Wed, Jan 27, 1999 4:51 PM EDT



I have written about this story before, but feel I need to again.  I 

have sent the web page address to all my internet friends and 

printed it (Keeping Secrets) out for all the others.  We all agree 

that Mr. Noth could really do this story.  I can just visualize him 

in the scenes with Gage.  He has such great facial expressions 

and really has warmth on the screen.  I really don't care whether 

he is warm or not, he has the ability to project warmth in his 

scripts.  Has anyone sent this story to NBC or anyone in charge of 

Mr. Noths acting career?  If not, please send me an Email address 

or any other address and I will be glad to write, along with a page 

of other peoples signatures.  



Just a fan,

J

P.S. I enjoy most of the fan fiction.



Subj:     gaelin wade's "doubleheader"

Date:    Fri, Feb 5, 1999 11:49 AM EDT



its so nice to read a story about two people in lust that are married!

that story is really excellent/nice imagery



i also like "the dance"



does she have any other stories about logan and katheleen that i havent

found yet?



please give her my highest compliments on her steamy story



Regards,

a law and order fanatic,

the Black Crow (Karen)



Date:    Fri, Feb 5, 1999 11:47 PM EDT

Subj:    review



Hi There

Great review..  I justed watched it again Wednesday night.  I thought you 

were right on..



Sincerely Yours,

Holly Ann 

                   

Subj:	 New to Law and Order fan fic area

Date:	2/10/99 3:10:19 PM Eastern Standard Time



Hello,

I'm at work, and I'm not supposed to be doing this...heh heh heh.



I just printed out a couple stories that I will read tonight.  At a

glance, I can't wait!!

I'm so glad I found this spot....I have been a L&O watcher for 2 years,

and every night on A&E.....I love it and so does hubby.



Anyway, wanted to say hiThanks



Diane Taylor



Date:	2/12/99 4:04:29 PM Eastern Standard Time

Subj:	WaterWitch



I'm a relatively new fan of L&O, so, of course, I've found AND LOVE 

your website. I'm definitely a McCoy fan. In your second issue you had 

an interview with WaterWitch that referenced a biography and especially 

a story called "...And Sometimes We Remember". There was a outdated 

link. Can you help me find this story and bio? PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!



Many Thanks and Kudos on a Job Well Done

WeezlLady



Editor's Note: Unfortunately, for right now, WaterWitch's long-form story 

is not linked on the Web, but we are expecting to see it up soon. Meanwhile, 

anyone who wants to contact the author should write apocrypha, 

and we will forward your mail! Thanks!



apocrypha welcomes letters from readers. Letters should include the writer's name. Those selected for inclusion may be shortened for clarity and content, and unless otherwise requested, will not include email addresses. Send letters to us here at apocrypha8@aol.com. Only letters clearly marked "not for editor's page" will be excluded from consideration.

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