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If you spoke faster than David Hewlett you’d travel back in time: Michael Shanks

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UPDATED 12/06/2020

A mini biography? Yeah, sure, youbetcha. Joined the Sentinel fandom in '98 and Stargate fandom in 2000 or 2001. I write Sentinel slash fiction under the name of alyjude (which represents my first two names of Judith Allison, reversed and obviously shortened) and for Stargate, I'm Sideburns (don't ask). All my fiction (or most of it), can be found at AO3 (some, with original artwork) and a few stories at my own fiction journal: alysbasement), as well as at the following sites: The Kennel or The Artifact Storage Room 3 (ASR3) and at
Area 52 Archive and The Alpha Gate Archive.

I have to thank so wonderful K9 who was the first person to host my fiction so I'm forever grateful to you, girlfriend!

Many years ago I also created and moderated the first crossover list for Stargate and Sentinel fans, but now...the list is, I'm afraid, mostly dead, especially since it was on Yahoo which is also mostly dead now.

In 2003, got the idea of starting a small online TS auction to help raise money for Garett's charity, The Moonridge Animal Park (now called, The Big Bear Alpine Zoo). Thanks to all the incredible and generous Sentinel fans, we raised over $8,000 that first year. The auction continued through 2006, with a smaller version in 2007 and, all told, raised over $60k for the zoo. That, combined with the monies generated by Garett's fans at the actual Moonridge Celebrity Charity event (later becoming Sentinel Day in honor of the fans) each summer, came to well over a $100k for the animals and their new zoo. To find more on the history of the auction and zoo (which finally had its grand opening on Nov. 5, 2020), go to the journal I started for the auction many moons ago: gmfor_moonridge.

I would be remiss in my 'biography' if I failed to mention my beloved "owners."
When I put this journal together, my owner was Lucy, a toy poodle whom I lost in '06. She was my baby and best friend and I will forever miss her. A cute tortoiseshell kitten I christened Abby, came into my life thanks to my sister who knew I needed something to take care of. Abby was born September 1, 2006 and I'm pretty sure a part of Lucy resided within her. I lost her in December of 2016, but must thank all the many wonderful friends who helped with climbing vet bills. Thanks to their generosity, she knew only comfort.

It took two months before I could even think about adopting again, and I might never have, but there are so many animals who need us, who need rescuing, that there was no way I could not bring another furball into my life. Enter Cluny, who, as you can see by the spelling, isn't named after George, but rather a character in one of my favorite books (and movie), called Cluny Brown. I heartily recommend both book and movie.

I don't write much anymore, the reasons why unimportant here, but do hope to someday get another laptop and then my writing muse might return from Tahiti - or wherever he flew! Not to mention the ability to create covers, icons, etc.

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And speaking of icons, banners, and story covers etc. A SPECIAL THANK YOU must go to nefernat because without her, my lj would be as plain as unbuttered toast. She provided me with the coding and instructions so that I could not only add my newly created banner but took me through the process of themes and layers - She was a MIRACLE! Of course, the banner has now disappeared, thanks to both Photobucket and whoever now owns livejournal. But trust me, it was beautiful if I do say so myself. And I just did.

Thank you, nefernat!!!


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