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Welcome to my Journal

This is where I jabber, blather, ramble, rant and comfortably insert foot in mouth as often as humanly possible. You may also find posts with art in the form of icons, wallpapers, banners and story cover art, thanks to discovering Photoshop a few years ago. I love creating fandom artwork almost as much as writing. Everything else you need to know about this journal or me can be found under the cut (including samples of my 'artwork' in the form of icons, banners, cover art; which are also links to the stories, and even samples of a few photo restorations I've done). You'll find more samples at my photo_fixer journal.

My stories (in The Sentinel, SG1 & SGA fandoms) are archived in several places, with one link under the cut while the others are on the left side of my journal under, appropriately enough: LINKS *g*.
That's about it, so continue on - at your own risk!

Don't forget to click on the lj cut!

Oh, and we have a fandom "Phone Tree" list (to help notify people when we lose one of our own) and if you'd like to be on it, you can find the info here.
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First off, Happy 4th to all my US friends. :) Second, this quick update on our Zoo.

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As previously posted, the Zoo was finally given the approval required by the Board to actually start building. This has given us new hope once again with 2016 being the target year for the move to the new Zoo and of course, the Grand Opening. With that in mind, and knowing how hard it is for our talented authors and artists and everyone else who donates items, to create, find, and try to get their donations to the winners, there won't be an auction until a few months prior to the Grand Opening. This will give folks time to write, create, sew, find, save up, and even finish those brilliant stories your wonderful - and patient - readers have won in past auctions. *looks at self in mirror*

One part of our Annual Benefit that will be maintained is the Animal Adoption. Right now, it's planned for later this summer - and remember, adopting an animal can be done easily and only costs $25 to help the Zoo care for the animal of your choice. Every year, I'm asked why certain animals seen at the Zoo aren't up for adoption. The answer is simple: Only those animals who can't be released into the wild, and thus will spend the rest of their lives at our Zoo, are in need of adopting.

And finally, a senfen and great fan of both the Zoo and TS writers shared a great idea that allows you to 'give' to our Zoo all year long; namely a site called Goodsearch. I heartily encourage those of you who shop online to click on the link and join. "Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo" is already one of the charities, as you'll discover when you type in the Zoo's name. Just remember not to type in Moonridge!! *G* It's the Big Bear Alpine Zoo now, remember! Once you've done that, you've joined, so simply go through the site to reach your shopping webpages like Amazon, Overstock.com, etc.. This will allow all of your purchases to count toward money for the Zoo. Kind of like eBates. :)

Oh, and you might pass your thanks along to magician113 who told me about this nifty way of helping our Zoo throughout the year!

Stay tuned to this page and/or gmfor_moonridge for more information on the upcoming Adoptions for this summer. and any and all other Zoo news!
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::PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES::

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IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

I have BIG news regarding our beloved zoo, guys! As you may remember, everyone at The Big Bear Alpine Zoo have been waiting for over a year for the San Bernadino Board of Supervisors to approve the new zoo - and in April, they finally did it!!!

YAHOO!!

The Office Manager for the Zoo believes they'll actually break ground and begin the excavation process this year, with construction continuing through 2015. She further shared with me there's a good chance the new Zoo will have its grand opening by either summer or early fall of 2016 and yes, she also said it would be great to tie in the 20th anniversary of The Sentinel's first episode with the Grand Opening!!

Reminder: The Sentinel premiered on March 20, 1996, hence 2016 will mark the 20th anniversary of our beloved show.

So start saving now, guys. Save for the biggest, greatest Auction in our history (we'll run it two months prior to whatever opening date we're eventually given), and for, perhaps, that dream trip to California in 2016 to join in the Grand Opening festivities?

Please pass this one to all our TS senfen as well as any other fandoms who have joined us over the years in the auction and in the love and care of what will be, for us, the Moonridge Zoo! :)

alyjude & the Moonies

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HELP PLEASE!!

To any healthcare friends out there, HELP? Two years ago, I was hospitalized for 5 days (a bowel obstruction). As usual, I was given a broad spectrum antibiotic called Zosyn (which can only be given via an IV). Oddly enough, that antibiotic almost corrected an unrelated problem and would probably have completely corrected it had I remained hospitalized long enough to complete the usual "7-10 days" for such an antibiotic. Unfortunately, once home, the problem, while almost gone, 'came back' since I was no longer receiving the Zosyn.

So here's where I need HELP: What ORAL antibiotic comes the closest to Zosyn that I could take now? I just completed 10 days on Bactrim, but it did little. I would assume I need something in the same "family" as Zosyn? Anyone know or have any ideas? Please?

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I have a story over at AO3 called, "An Innocent Man" which I've now revised and corrected. FYI. Anyone alive over here? :)
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Hope your day is TOPS, kaynyne , or should I say, was tops? I hate the time difference! LOL!

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But more importantly, everyone who has been writing me about my stories showing up at AO3 and thanking me for moving both fandoms there so they'd be in one place? I'm not the one to thank; the great magician113 , aka magician114 , aka merlin, aka Regina, aka, "She Who Took Over 852" for us all and is still trying to reach TS authors who were on 852 to see if they want their stories actually archived at AO3 (yes, we all know the stories are there, but many haven't been claimed yet *sad sigh*) and she who is wonderful and thought my stuff should be in one archive, so she's making it happen.

All this to say, please make sure - if you're grateful too - that you drop her a line and thank her, okay? She deserves it and remember, she's also the wonderful woman who always knows exactly what story we're asking about on and provides all links!

*scuttles away again*
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and I ended up crying a bit and wanting to hug the stuffing out the extraordinary teacher.


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a box under my bed, one I knew was full of photos. The idea was to find a few special ones to send my nephew in Virginia so his sons will have them - I think I have most of the photos of him through the years, like a holidays, etc. Not all, by any means, but most, as I was the major photographer chronicling his childhood. I found the photos and have them in a neat new pile, ready to be put together in a small book to send them, but while searching, I also found a few other treasures I'd totally forgotten I'd kept, including two pages (one handwritten, one an email I printed out at work *G*) from the very first Moonridge Auction in 2003. The printed email was one  sent to me by, I think, Gershwhen, after our auction site was hacked, and that I then sent to me at work so I could print it out. What's interesting as I look at it now, are the authors who donated stories. This page represents only Items #20 thru 52 so I'm assuming the rest were lost? but I managed to keep this as a keepsake? Anyway, of those items, some of the authors will, I know, will bring back good memories, whether you were a TS fan, an SG1 fan, or both, as other authors mentioned will keep us in the here and now as they're still writing TS for us!

A TS story from Arianna
A TS or SG1 story from Babs
A TS or SGA story from Biblio
A TS story from Blankety Blank
A TS story from Bluewolf
A co-written TS story from Brook Henson and Calisto Echo (who also offered to zine it)
A TS or S/H story or a xover from Candy Apple
A TS story from Calisto Echo
A TS pwp from Caro Dee
A TS or SG1 or xover from Dangermouse
A TS or SG1 or xover from Delilah
A TS short story from Dolimir

The other items were tons of scripts (remember how much fun it was to collect them?), zine gift certificates from favorite publishers, quilted items from Marmoset and Damurlin, and from France, a bottle of French champagne autographed by Garett!

The other page was given to me at Moonridge by Delilah, who'd been doing the accounting. It's on a piece of yellow legal paper and was page 1 of several - and covers the final totals for Items 1 thru 28, of which a few of the above were included. Those few (Arianna through Caro Dee) alone brought in $860. That's just nine stories, eight total authors, and they brought in almost a $1000. If I were a reader (oh, wait, I am!), I'd send out little nudges to favorite authors, asking them to set aside a story for a possible auction be it in 2014 or when the new Zoo opens. Yeah, wee nudges.

I'm glad I kept these. Really brought back great memories, including the Pajama party at my place, thanks to the ladies who brought sleeping bags and set up home with me in the living room! 2003 was a good year. :)