From the Editor's Desk

I t's fall here in New York as this is being written, full of crisp, clear, leafy days, and sitting before us is yet another edition of apocrypha just dying to be opened. This issue is being brought to you, however, through the miracle of our global village -- for while Kitt's in New York, Kor has picked up and moved out with her family to Hong Kong, so truly, we are international! Cool and wintr'y here will still be sultry and rainy over there...Kor will let us know if Santa wears a red rain slicker, rather than a heavy coat!
This issue of the 'zine has no news (well, no news is good news) but we've got several excellent features to point out to you. First off, we have the winners of our very first (hopefully annual) Blue Wall awards. The winning stories and articles have been listed on our Fiction page, and we're hoping you'll enjoy reading them once more. Thanks to everyone who voted! we couldn't have done it without you. Also, in this issue, we've got an advance review (well, advance until November 8) of the first ever Law & Order movie, Exiled. While the return of Mike Logan is never a bad thing, there's no getting around it -- this affects the whole canon of L&O fanfic. Few, if any people have written about his exile on Staten Island (mostly because a lot of us are still in denial) but from here on out, can it really be ignored? We're hoping this'll spark a whole new slew of stories and perspectives. Anyone care to surprise us first?
In any case, time to stop whittering on and get on to the point of our little note. Turn your gaze first to our picks of the issue: Hong Kong Phooey (er, Kor) has chosen Doubleheader, by Gaelin, calling it simply, "Hot, hot, hot!" Staten Island Mama Kitt's pick is Wagers by Zoni. Kitt says, "It's a fun little speculation on just what Jack and Claire's first date might've been like." The other stories are just as worth reading, of course, so dive in, and enjoy! Write us, write for yourself, and send, send, send! The next issue will be our Holiday Page Add-On (that is, it'll be attached to our Winter fiction page come December 21) so send us your holiday stories and recipes now! After that, we'll be out in February, 1999, or thereabouts, just check out these pages for details. 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...

Date:    Sat, Aug 29, 1998 8:48 AM EDT
Subj:    Fiction Search

Hi there all!
Seems like you're the folks to call when one is looking for L&O fiction.  
I hate to bother you, but I've searched your back issues as best I can 
with my dumb browser and I haven't found what I'm looking for.
I was just wondering if you wonderful people knew of any Stone/Green 
fanfiction out there.  It doesn't necessarily have to be a relationship, 
just a story with the two characters primarily featured.  I love their 
chemistry on the small screen and was just wondering if it was 
transferred to the 'puter screen as well.

Thanks for your time!

S MacCloud

Ed note: As far as we know, there isn't any Stone/Green fanfic out there.
Any readers want to take up the gauntlet?


Subj: Suggestion re fanfic Date: Sat, Aug 29, 1998 5:26 PM EDT Hi guys! Love the magazine, keep up the good work. A suggestion, though - could you give some indication, either by categorizing them or a footnote or something, who the main focus of each story is? I like McCoy stories and I often don't have time to sift through all of the fanfic and check out whether it's about him or not. Just a thought. Jen Ed note: Nah. :D
Subj: Blurred Edges Date: Sat, Aug 29, 1998 8:08 PM EDT Susianne, Well I hope you're happy. Your story Blurred Edges made me cry all the way through it. It was a really good story. I know that "really" and "good" are not very descriptive terms, but it's the best that I can do. When he set the teddy bear on the grave, I could barely read the screen anymore due to my blurred vision. I have one question for you. Why do you have Mike Logan dislike Anita so much? I know what you wrote that Mike feels that she is unqualified for her job, but are these feelings your creation or the shows. Was there a confrontational episode that I have not seen? Or, have you created this tension for some sort of future plot development? Just curious! Again, the story was wonderful! Aubrey
Date: Mon, Aug 31, 1998 9:47 PM EDT Subj: Re: Blurred Edges Wow! Yes, I cried but this story was great. It was a fantastic, well written crime story, gritty where it needed to be and funny in unexpected little places. I enjoy the realism in her stories very much. I always like her original characters, like the cute little boy who hogs the telphone. I also found the relationship between Logan and his sister fascinating. I like that she explored that. In the episodes, you could always see him tense at child abuse cases, but Susianne's story helped pull all that into perspective. Anyway, I'm thrilled to see one of her stories in apocrypha again. Please keep them coming! Dawn
Subj: apocrypha Fall Edition Date: Tue, Sep 1, 1998 1:58 PM EDT Kitt and Kor: The new issue is spiffy! And the tribute to Lori Kem is a lovely gesture. Thanks for adding my story to the apocrypha. Maybe I'll try writing a challenge answer to this issue's topic, too! The bug has bitten me! Cheers! Audrey
Subj: apocrypha in general Date: Tue, Sep 1, 1998 4:53 PM EDT Hi Kit and Kor-- I just perused the latest issue of apocrypha and I am very impressed!! Your sensitivity with Lori Kern's death, your submission selections and the overall design of apocrypha by far make it the most well done fanzine I have seen (the subject matter certianly makes me happy, too!). You have taken on an ambitious project and your efforts ARE appreciated. Now if I could only find the time to read the back issues....but real life keeps getting in the way! Hopefully you will find the time tin YOUR real lives to continue your efforts. Congrats on a job well done! Caddie
Subj: The Dance Date: Tue, Sep 1, 1998 10:30 PM EDT I am shocked by what I have found. I have been an avid fan of Law & Order for years. I have been especially fond of Chris Noth's character. (Isn't he just delicious!) Anyway, I had a dream the other night about Logan and decided on a whim to search the Internet for anything about him. Especially since I didn't know what the hell ever happened to him after he left the show. So I stumbled across a few sites, then found this one. O MY GOD! I am absolutely in heaven!!! This place is soooooo wonderful. Do you know of any other fanfic sites? Do you know of any other great Logan sex stories? (Why do I feel like I should be wearing a long dark trenchcoat when I ask that?) Anyway, I love this site, have it bookmarked now, and WOW! Thanks. Dana
Date: Tue, Sep 29, 1998 5:33 PM EDT From: MFurber Subj: Lorraine Toussaint(Shambala Green) To: Apocrypha8 Love that interview, you should post LT's email address or a fan mail address, I think they should have had her back as the new ADA. She was one of my favorite people. MFurber Ed. Note: Lorraine may be reached with fan mail at the following address: Sanders Management, 2211 Corinth Avenue, Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90064.
Subj: Keeping Secrets Date: Tue, Oct 6, 1998 3:17 AM EDT Excellent story. I couldn't help myself there I was crying right along with Logan. Will give my kids an extra long hug tonight when I put them to bed. Hope Michele keeps up the good work! Looking foward to her next story. Carol Pearce
Date: Fri, Oct 9, 1998 12:55 AM EDT Subj: The L&O companion I think it's great that someone finally came up with the idea to publish a book on this awesome show. I can't wait to get it. I have almost all the shows taped like the author I'm only missing about 30, which I hope to have all soon. Keep up the good work!!! Angie M.
Subj: Bonjour ! Date: Mon, Oct 26, 1998 12:39 PM EDT Hi, there ! My name is Florence, and I'm an L&O fan writing from Switzerland. I'm glad to have the Internet to find news on my favorite series, and I really enjoy coming to your site. Long live apocrypha ! Any chance you would publish in a foreign language (like French, for instance) ? No, I guess I must be the only French native-speaker on the site. I'll have to work harder on translation ! Please keep me posted for the release of the winter issue. Take care, Flo

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