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ANNOUNCEMENT - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
If you spoke faster than David Hewlett you’d travel back in time: Michael Shanks
On March 1st, I'll be closing my yahoo group, "Alyjude's Cellar", a group formed for my fictions as they were created and for betaing. I'm closing it as I've not really been very involved in writing of late and, even though I have a few projects to finish, I honestly don't know if I'll succeed, but I sure as heck know not much will follow. I've posted this news to the group and offered a couple of ideas should I actually finish my current projects.

First of all, I'll be creating a special 'friends' category so that I can post the stories here, for their eyes only, and we can follow the process used at the "Cellar" for betaing, improving and suggestions for the story/ies. Second, for those not on LJ, and who don't want to join, I'll start an email list to keep them informed and a password that will permit them to view the stories and discussions and to participate.

If you want to be a part of the special friend 'group', just comment here. If you're not on LJ, you can still comment and ask to be a part of the email group.

Projects left to complete:

1. Prequel to Burning Bright (Burning Bright will be posted to the ASR3 this weekend) - for Janet (half-finished)

2. Sequel to The Wedding March (http://asr3.slashzone.org/archive/viewstory.php?sid=1296) - for Janet (half-finished)

3. Sequel to Merry Christmas - Almost (http://asr3.slashzone.org/archive/viewstory.php?sid=1260) in the Jake Universe - for Ande who wanted Blair to meet his new family and Jake his new "great gammy" (a third completed)

4. Complete the SG1/SGA WIP, Too Far and As Close As Possible (almost completed but has only been added to once since 2010)

Thank you to all the members of alyjude's cellar, thank you for your interest in my writing - and HUGE apologies for my inability to apparently continue the writing process. And finally, a very BIG thank you to those who took part in the beta process for the stories that were posted at the Cellar!


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sallye From: sallye Date: February 2nd, 2013 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll hate to see the Cellar close - another of my fannish groups down the tubes. But I certainly understand, as I don't get out and read like I used to. The fic has gotten too spread out and I can't keep up. I will hope that you can finish your stories though. I've been reading your SG stories over at Alphagate and loving every one of them. Can I say, I miss the good ol' days? Please keep me updated.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: February 6th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)

That is a problem lately, isn't it?

So many fandoms - so many places for people to post. :( Anyway, I've moved you to my cellar flist group, so here's hoping I can make use of it, by, like, FINISHING a story! LOL!
starwatcher307 From: starwatcher307 Date: February 2nd, 2013 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so slow, all the other betas always beat me to the marking pen. But I'd love to be a part of your special group.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: February 6th, 2013 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)


already emailed you, but thought I'd better back it up here. :) BTW: I showed BJ (the lady that comes in once a month to help me) my newest piece of 'wolf' art and she drooled!! ALthough, I think I already told you that? She helped hang it in the photos I sent you. :)
caarianna From: caarianna Date: February 2nd, 2013 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
That last comment is from me -- didn't realize I'd been booted out somewhere along the way! So, in case it didn't get through: count me in. Also, I wonder if we should consider starting a support group for writers to help us entice the muse back!
bluewolf458 From: bluewolf458 Date: February 2nd, 2013 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)
That's an idea... though...

I have dozens of ideas noted down... and I keep looking at them and thinking "I don't have the talent to write that!"
pengwinart From: pengwinart Date: February 2nd, 2013 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I would never make a good beta for anyone but I have never missed one of your stories. I have followed your writing since your first posting in parts, waiting patiently because I knew you could only post as fast as you could type. Of course I want to be part of your special group!
alyburns From: alyburns Date: February 6th, 2013 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)

OMG, someone who remembers

WebTV!!! God that was painful, wasn't it? So many people thought I was being cagey and didn't understand I had no computer! LOL! Sending stories in emails - ugh!!! Thank GOD those days are over. Although...I'd love to have something similar now - not for writing, but to surf on my tv, you know? *G* And you've been added to my new flist group! And THANK YOU!
bluewolf458 From: bluewolf458 Date: February 2nd, 2013 08:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I've emailed you as well, but count me in for betaing!
alyburns From: alyburns Date: February 6th, 2013 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Got it and DONE!

As if you could escape betaing anything I *do* manage to write? Not hardly! LOL!
andeincascade From: andeincascade Date: February 2nd, 2013 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Me, of course!
alyburns From: alyburns Date: February 6th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Well, DUH!

I'd really love to get that Jake story done....
snowdrop3100 From: snowdrop3100 Date: February 2nd, 2013 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Although I don't know how much help I can be beta-wise, I'd love to be part of the special group if you'll have me :).
(I'm also going to be sorry to see the Cellar close, but like Sallye I can understand your reasoning.)
alyburns From: alyburns Date: February 6th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)

You're now a part

of my new flist group! And thank you. I may be sending out another message on the Cellar now that folks have come up with another way to use it. *fingers crossed*
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alyburns From: alyburns Date: February 6th, 2013 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)

I've just included you in

my new flist group! And remember, most of my stuff is still up and will remain up as long as there's an ASR3 and K9's Kennel! LOL! I do hope to get most of my fics over at the Basement too, but I've been saying that for about three years now! LOL! I don't intend to ever take my stuff down (852 Prospect being the exception since I was banned there *G*) Now if I could just get my mojo back....
darkjediqueen From: darkjediqueen Date: February 2nd, 2013 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would like to be part of the special group!
alyburns From: alyburns Date: February 6th, 2013 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)


You're now a part of it! :) That's one thing LJ makes so easy - grouping your friends and creating new groups of friends! :)
math_magician From: math_magician Date: February 2nd, 2013 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
sigh..another ending. I know TS wasn't on very long, but it touched so many, deeply. I'll always want to know when you've written or finished a story.

Another curious thing is that TS is never mentioned when Richard's filmography is listed. Wonder why that is?

magician113 From: magician113 Date: February 3rd, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just curious--where are you looking at his filmography? It's in the IMDb; in fact it's the very first thing he's associated with in the "Known For" section up at the top.

Go to www dot imdb dot com and search under his name. It pops up with his picture, and the words Actor, The Sentinel (1996)
angelsmile1 From: angelsmile1 Date: February 2nd, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would love to be a part of your special group.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: February 6th, 2013 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)

just friended you and added you into

the grouping of my flist called 'the cellar'! :)
From: jael_lyn01 Date: February 2nd, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd like to help in what ever way I can
alyburns From: alyburns Date: February 6th, 2013 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you, J!

I've added you to my new flist group, "the cellar"! How do you feel about the idea of keeping the cellar, but making it a writers support group for helping to deal with the dreaded writers block?
jilltanith From: jilltanith Date: February 3rd, 2013 03:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not quite sure why you are closing the group, even if you don't plan to post to it anymore the archives would still be there, but I'd like to be added to your friends group, please.

Will the stories still be posted to your other LJ when finished?
alyburns From: alyburns Date: February 3rd, 2013 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)

I'll be moving the archives

which consists of beta'd versions of stories etc - but you have a good point about conversations...there were some really good ones. Maybe there's some way to merge the list into caarianna's idea about a list for folks who are blocked? Mmm, need to think on that. :) But yes, I've added you to the cellar friends group for my LJ and yep, when (see? I'm being positive by saying 'when' and not 'if' *G*) those projects are finished, they'll be posted to my fiction-only LJ, and with the usual artwork too. :)
babs_sg1 From: babs_sg1 Date: February 3rd, 2013 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Count me in. I love your stories!
alyburns From: alyburns Date: February 6th, 2013 01:13 am (UTC) (Link)

You're in!

How be you, btw???
luicat From: luicat Date: February 3rd, 2013 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would like to be included, but please feel free to stick me where you think would be appropriate! Thanks!
alyburns From: alyburns Date: February 6th, 2013 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Done, girlfriend!

I've added you to the 'cellar' flist :)
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