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AMENDED LIST (was HELP with stories) - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
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AMENDED LIST (was HELP with stories)
As some of you may know, my arthritis has kept me from writing for over a year or more and thus has kept me from 'fixing up' some of my stories in order to load them to the Artifact Storage Room. So here's my plea/beg:

To anyone who might have a few favorite alyjude stories that are not currently up at ASR3 (or even alysbasement), would you be willing to do the following:

Think of your faves, check the list under the cut and see if it's there and its condition, and then either go through them to correct basic punctuation, remove any ellipsis that exceed four (I was an ellipses whore), and, if in the mood, correct paragraph lengths (I was also an "and" whore and sentences were known to go on and on and on and on...oh, you get the idea *G*), and if comfortable, load the story/ies at ARS3. I realize some folks are comfortable with the 'fixing up' part but not the loading part, so when you comment, please let me know which you'd be doing or if you're willing to do both. And to anyone who volunteers to help with this project, I would be forever grateful.

I was fortunate to get all my stories from 852 Prospect via the WBM before a certain individual made that impossible, so I have everything, but right now, there are really only 30 stories I'd like to see up at ASR3 (and any of your faves if their not part of the list of 30 under the cut). I don't think my really early stories are worthy of ARS3 and don't think anyone has the time now-a-days to really beta those (which is what they'd need - badly) before loading. Anyway, under the cut is a list of stories I  have some...vague...pride in and would love to see them archived at the wonderful ARS3.

I know in the grand scheme of things, this is far from important, but my writings are...well, they're all I have of the old me and the me I always wanted to be, even if most of them would make a Creative Writing Instructor cringe. *G*

NOTE: By each story, you'll find a note letting you know what it needs. The incredible starwatcher307 has beta'd many of stories and for others, done what she calls a quick run through doing simple corrections. If you claim one of the stories she's done, she's kindly agreed to send it to anyone who claims them. :) Any other stories will be sent to you by either me, or you'll be linked to them at alysbasement - which means they're fully revised and only need loading at ASR3.

The first step in helping is to comment to this post that you'd like to volunteer, then adding whether you're willing to load and/or do any mentioned 'fixing'. Then claim your story/ies. BUT before commenting, check both the list of stories to see if have been crossed out and claimed as well as the comments section for to make sure the story/ies you want haven't already be claimed for what YOU want to do with them. Example: You may want only to load and you notice that a couple of your faves have volunteers to fix but not load - so you'd claim them for loading. We just want to make sure no one does double work - so please, help yourself by reading all the comments first :).

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask here or email me at: alysideburns@gmail.com and remember, once your claim is accepted and it's one of starwatcher307 , she'll sent it to you in MS Word or, if you don't like/can't use MS Word, let her know and she'll copy and paste into 'text-only' before sending to you!

NOTE #2: Scene breaks. I've been know to go crazy with various forms of scene breaks so one of the things you'll also need to watch for if agreeing to do some minor fixing is to ensure that ALL scene breaks are the same, namely:  *****

It's Not Easy To Be Me (starwatcher307   has done the basics on this one so if you're so inclined to go a bit deeper, feel free, otherwise, it's prepared for loading)

Interrogation (starwatcher307   has done the basics on this one so if you're so inclined to go a bit deeper, feel free, otherwise, it's prepared for loading)

The Last Time I Saw Sandburg (starwatcher307  has done the basics on this one so if you're so inclined to go a bit deeper, feel free, otherwise, it's prepared for loading)

Lost and Found ([info]starwatcher307   has done the basics on this one so if you're so inclined to go a bit deeper, feel free, otherwise, it's prepared for loading)

Past Trials (starwatcher307   has done the basics on this one so if you're so inclined to go a bit deeper, feel free, otherwise, it's prepared for loading)

Through Time and Space (starwatcher307  has done the basics on corrections, but if you wish to go deeper, feel free to do so, otherwise, you can load the copy from starwatcher)

You're Already Gone ([info]starwatcher307   has done the basics on this one so if you're so inclined to go a bit deeper, feel free, otherwise, it's prepared for loading)

Go the Distance (starwatcher307   has this fully beta'd/not coded so she's prepared to send it to whomever claims it for loading)

I also have a large collection of Christmas and Halloween stories, so if any of those are faves, again, just send me the title/s and I'll let you know what might need to be done prior to loading, if anything.

I know I'm asking a great deal and have nothing to offer but my eternal gratitude to those who volunteer to help in this project. Thank you in advance!

Oh, and remember, when you're ready to load any stories to ASR3, email me for the necessary info to load as ME! LOL! 

And please feel free to pass this on!
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strifesmistress From: strifesmistress Date: June 22nd, 2011 08:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Me Me Me

Hi Aly,

I would love to help beta some of your stories and I'll load them up on ASR. I would love to do #1, Confused At First Sight, #24, Slip Sliding Away, #27, Cleansed and #28, Crossroads. My e-mail is strifesmistress@yahoo.com.

I'm sorry to hear about your arthritis. Arthur's a bitch, isn't he?
alyburns From: alyburns Date: June 22nd, 2011 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Me Me Me

You got 'em, girl! #1 needs some light beta, but #24 and 27 were beta'd by Starwatcher, so email her at rusty.lilly@gmail.com for the copies. #28 needs a good read through. :)

THANK YOU AND BLESS YOU and YES, arthritis is a bitch, especially since it's now in my arms (shoulders and elbows) which is causing all the problems now that I no longer have my wonderful recliner. :( So really, a HUGE THANK YOU!
bluewolf458 From: bluewolf458 Date: June 22nd, 2011 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I'm happy to do a quick check and load to ASR3 of

1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 23, 28, 30

and if you don't get any other volunteers, I'll do everything else except the Jake stories.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: June 22nd, 2011 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)

I emailed you

back, Sheila! :) THANK YOU AS ALWAYS!
runriggers From: runriggers Date: June 22nd, 2011 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Those old stories you mentioned. I could work on betaing them for you.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: June 22nd, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Are you sure you want to work

on the really old ones? They're really bad, sweetie, and you'd have to do it all because I can't go back and fix what you suggest - you'd literally have to fix and then load. *winces*
andeincascade From: andeincascade Date: June 22nd, 2011 11:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Aly, I would also work on betaing the old stories. I don't want to lose a single one.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: June 22nd, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

If you have any old faves

let me know, otherwise, would you prefer I just gave you a couple? And can you load as well? I'll provide the user name and password :)
greenwoman From: greenwoman Date: June 22nd, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I will be honored to do any stories that no one else wants ... and I would *love* to do the Jake series! I am going out of town this weekend, but I have a three-day weekend over the 4th and will work on the project then.

I have most of your Sentinel and Stargate stories on my phone (I *love* IBooks!) and this will give me a chance to snag the ones I don't have. It's really, really wrong that your work is no longer at 852 Prospect; that's where I first found it.

Please put me down for Jake, and any other stories (including the older ones) that need a facilitator.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: June 22nd, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm working on Jake claims now, so I'll let you know

but most are revised and only need loading - would you also be willing to do that (it's way easier than 852 and I'll provide the user name and password *G*)
jokan From: jokan Date: June 22nd, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Like Greenwoman, I would be happy to work on any stories no-one else wants to work on, both loading and fixing. But I don't see 2 of my favorites* on the list, 2000 and Something to Talk About, and I would love to do them. Also, I'd be happy to help out on the Jake stories and/or the Full Circle stories.

*This does not mean they aren't all my favorites.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: June 22nd, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)


2000 and Something to Talk About are yours! And both will need some smoothing out and corrections. I trust your judgement, so when done, just go ahead and load, or let me know if loading isn't your thing and I'll get a 'loader' LOL! Hang on a mo and I'll find out which Jake stories Ande wants to load as she claimed some of them first, I just don't know which ones. But I suspect Full Circle is yours too. And THANK YOU SO MUCH.
mostcrazylady From: mostcrazylady Date: June 22nd, 2011 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't see some of my favorites on your list, so I'd be happy to beta and load the following for you - Blair in a Bottle, Scorned, Moving On, The Pain of Love.

We may disagree politically but that doesn't mean I've stopped enjoying your stories.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: June 22nd, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)


Blair in a Bottle is over at the Basement and revised, so all you need to do is load it. Scorned, Moving On and Pain of Love are all yours and can be found at The Kennel"> or I can send them. And BLESS YOU! And political differences are the foundation of this country and should never affect friendships. :)
snailbones From: snailbones Date: June 22nd, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

It looks like you've got loads of volunteers *g*

I just wanted to say it would be a shame if anything of yours got lost, and it would be brilliant to see it all safe and sound in one place.

And damn and blast the sodding arthritis. :(

::hugs you long and hard::

mab_browne From: mab_browne Date: June 22nd, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Wedding March is a favourite of mine. :-) I'm happy to do any tidying up and any loading.

I'm not sure whether I can load as you without info since I'm a mod at the archive. We could experiment....
alyburns From: alyburns Date: June 22nd, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

The Wedding March is all yours

and when you're ready to load, I'll send you my user name and password (I've added that info to the original post - I knew I forgot something! LOL!)

Thank you, Mab! And bless you for ASR3 - I would simply never put my stuff anywhere else.
roxi1013 From: roxi1013 Date: June 22nd, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
It looks like most of the stories have been claimed. I don't really have the time for extensive beta work, but I'd be happy to load anything hanging out there or for someone who has prepped it.


angelafarr @ juno.com
alyburns From: alyburns Date: June 23rd, 2011 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)

I'll put you down for loading

and check the newest post which has the stories left unclaimed - I think there are a couple that only need to be loaded. THANK YOU!
magician114 From: magician114 Date: June 23rd, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aly and Lin

I didn't see these anywhere on the list or comments. They are your stories that I believe are no longer anywhere on the internet. Everything's Jake is already taken care of but what about these:

I Will Remember You
It's That Time of Year
Psych 101

I do have copies of all of them, saved from before the 852 debacle and I think Lin gave me Psych 101 in Word form. If they are not done, I will be happy to take them on. I would even learn how to upload them to ASR3 (a new skill!) or I can pass them to someone else to load.

Also, A Day to Remember can still be found via the WBM but is at the defunct 10th Anniversary site (along with a Strange Anniversary, which you've got covered in the Jake series). I'd do that one too. I love the WBM but am ever fearful that one day it won't work.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: June 23rd, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hey girl! :)

I Will Remember You is on the list and was claimed, but you're right, It's That Time of Year, Psych 101 and Sensibilities weren't, so yes, please do 'take them on' if you have the time. And yes, I'm very glad I got all my stuff of the WBM before she made it impossible via 852 URL. VERY glad. And by all means, if you want to do ADTR and SA, they're yours too! And trust me, loading at ASR3 is easy. :) Just remember to email for my user name and password when you're ready! :)
runriggers From: runriggers Date: August 14th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Are people still working on these stories or are they all claimed?
alyburns From: alyburns Date: August 14th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

I *think* there are two unclaimed

but let me get back to you, okay?
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