Author has written 19 stories for A-Team, A-Team, and Psych.
My name is TheRealAlyshebaFan, ff.net member since May 9 2009, and I am, sometimes, a writer. It is an addiction, and one of the less physically dangerous ones, I suppose. I have posted stories here at ff.net for Psych & for The A Team (movie/TV show).
A very sad, frustrated and lonely person calling themselves 'TheRealAlyshebaFan1' (https://www.fanfiction.net/u/5390502/TheRealAlyshebaFan1) continues to pretend to be me and continues to steal my avatar, and has a history of stalking and abusing other writers in the fandom who don't slobber all over Shules. If you receive any nasty reviews from this person, please feel free to PM me and I'll be sure to refute the review. I don't post hateful reviews to any story. I never have and never will. This "fake persona" has never written a story at ff.net, but they have favorited several of my stories so... maybe it's just a sad case of this person being not only obtuse but also addled? Beats me. Really, it's just silly and sad and indicates some serious mental health issues, and his/her behavior is clear indicator of his/her character. Or lack thereof.
For all that... you, o delusional stalker, don't matter to me. You're boring.
Other than that... I hope to get back to my Pysch fics and complete at least one of them, and now I'm pleased to say that at least Golden Crown has been finished! But life is busy and I'm on other projects all the time, so... :sigh:
Recent health issues have prevented me from visiting ff.net. Of course, I finally had back surgery in March and that made sitting about a zillion percent easier and painfree, so I have no excuse for not writing anything lately except that my muse has gone and is probably dealing blackjack in Vegas, the heartless cow.
Meanwhile, read Loafer's stuff. It's all fab. I wish I could keep up with her current series ("Someday the Seventeenth") but I'm loaded down with projects and work. Vacation is coming at Christmas, so I'll be catching up. I hope.
Favorite fiction books: a lot, but not all, of Sophie Kinsella's novels, particularly Can You Keep a Secret? and The Undomestic Goddess. Fun, light-hearted, amusing fare for a cold weekend when arthritis and sciatica makes one almost immobile. I read constantly. If I don't read something, every day, I don't feel right.
Favorite music: Most stuff by Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, and a wide variety of stuff from Roy Acuff to ZZ Top, but I won't listen to rap, hip-hop, jazz or the blues. Just not my style, in general, but I do like some other stuff.
Favorite movies: The Black Stallion, some of the Avengers movies, The Princess Bride, Soap Dish, Fierce Creatures.
Favorite nonfiction book: The Bible; Sire Lines, by Abraham Hewitt; Matriarchs (volume 1 and 2); Dynasties; Uncle John Readers, and really, anything that looks interesting. History and biography are real favorites.
Currently watching: Father Brown Mysteries, from BBC, via Netflix. Binged my way through Perfect Strangers on Hulu. Got tired of The Crown. Also, "The Greg Gutfeld Show" on Fox is great. Haven't watched a major network series in years, and don't miss them.
Favorite books of dry statistics only someone like me can love: The American Racing Manual, which comes out every year since about 1910 with a full review of horse racing in North America for the previous season, and while I don't own every one (and likely never will) I gleefully purchase whatever editions I can through Amazon, abebooks, Half.com, etc. The Manual does have profiles of major runners of the past year, and are well-written by people who know their stuff.
Favorite websites: BRISnet, which has nothing do to with Judaism but is instead dedicated entirely to horse racing. The American Produce Record is a wonderful (albeit expensive) resource on pedigrees. Then it's equineline and Equibase and bloodlines.net and pedigreequery.com. And BloodHorse.com
Current projects: Dams of Two or More Classic Winners and Classic Winners Around the World. Both are ongoing efforts. After a winter of begging, pleading and even contemplating bribery, the Kenya Jockey Club claims to have no information the pedigrees of that nation's classic winners. Prunes. They're just freaking lazy and don't want to look for it. If I ever have money, I'm going to go to Kenya, raid the blasted archives and get the info myself, then tickle the registrars until they vomit. If I could, I would then camp out in the Keeneland Library and not leave until I have every scrap of info I want on every Derby and Oaks race run in North America.
Somewhat fascinating fact: I am directly descended from a man who served as a Texas Ranger before and after the Civil War, and who was a Confederate scout during that Recent Unpleasantness. His Rangering had him protecting settlers in the central and north Texas frontier. He was apparently not a fellow one messed around with, as he once got into a fight with another man in San Marcos, TX and bit the man's finger off. His daughter wrote a glowing biography of him, so one can only conclude that John Green McFarlin was a good husband and father, and by all accounts he was a decent, generous man. Oh, and he released his wife's slaves before the war started and yet still served in the Confederate Army, so I can't help but think the entire issue was a lot more complicated that we here in the 21st century think. For all that, though, the players in that drama are all dead. Get over it already, everybody on both sides, okay? And the leave the freaking statues of alone.
I'm also related to a guy (he was a great-great-uncle, or suchlike) who was thrown from his horse, broke his leg, soaked in a horse trough for a while, and then got up and went back to work. My mother's father had a heart attack while working on a dam, and was back to work three days later.
Meanwhile, if I stub my toe, I'm crawling to the phone to call 911.
If you can, please donate to the Exceller Fund, the Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation and to Old Friends Equine. The Exceller Fund helps find homes for retired and elderly racehorses, and was named in honor of Exceller, a truly great racehorse who outran Affirmed and Seattle Slew and ended up being killed in a Swedish slaughterhouse at age 24. THIS CANNOT EVER HAPPEN AGAIN. The Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation works to find ways of preventing catastrophic injuries to racehorses and all horses, of all breeds. It is a wonderful organization. Old Friends Equine is a farm in Lexington, KY that provides a home to racehorses, successful or not, after their retirement. They have provided to-the-end-of-life homes to well-known and not-so-well-known horses, from Silver Charm, a champion, to Zippy Chippy, who never won a race. It doesn't matter-they give these horses peace, excellent care and dignity, regardless of whether they were champions or couldn't outrun a fat man.
I don't believe in animal rights, but I do believe very strongly in human responsibility. You buy an animal, you're responsible for it. It doesn't matter if it's a pet or an animal you're raising to eat, you're supposed to be humane.
You cannot outgive God.
"Conservatives fight evil. Liberals fight statues." Dennis Prager
Southerners are like the Chinese, in that we also eat rice and worship our ancestors.
"You will never hear of anybody getting into a barroom brawl over somebody saying something derogatory about the North."
"The Thoroughbred runs with his legs, perseveres with his heart and wins with his character." Federico Tesio
"Never ask a woman how old she is, how much she weighs or when she's due." (particularly the last one!)
"Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is blind. Today is a gift--that's why it's called the present."
Those who know, and know they know, are wise. Those who do not know, and know they do not know, are smart. They can be taught. Those who do not know, and do not know that they do not know, are dumb. You must leave them.
If you want to make a conservative mad, tell him a lie. If you want to make a liberal mad, tell him the truth.
"Nothin' on earth can stop a man who's in the right who keeps a'comin'," Capt. Bill McDonald, Texas Rangers
If conservative views are so stupid, backward and illogical, how come liberals are unable and unwilling to debate us on any issue, but instead insist on hurling epithets, invective, feces, and pies at us? Why do they riot and break windows and set stuff on fire when they are asked to even contemplate listening to our point of view, or hear that someone MIGHT express a view they don't like? Why do they prevent us from speaking at college campuses? Why all the personal insults and name-calling? Are they truly this insecure in their positions? And why on EARTH would any person over the age of nine need coloring books and Play-Doh to cope with the possibility of someone with a different point of view speaking at a college campus?
Donate to the Red Cross & the American Cancer Society first, then help the horsies!