Alysse the Likely

THE SANTHARCHIVIST ALYSSE THE LIKELY
(LIESE VAN LINGEN)


BIOGRAPHY - PERSONAL DETAILS - SANTHARIAN WORKS - DEV AWARDS
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 was born August 31, 1971. Don't remember much about that, but this is what my mother says so it must be true - she was there. I was number three of what eventually became a family of eight.

Photo of Liese

Photo of Liese (Alysse the Likely), Bard Judith's younger sister.

I and my siblings were homeschooled until Grade 9, at which point we entered the local high school. The most important thing I learned here was that it does you no good to be one of the brightest kids in the class unless you are clever enough to pretend not to be too smart. Unfortunately I wasn't that clever.

At age 18 I went off to postsecondary education and majored in English, with a History minor and as many electives in theatre, art, and philosophy as I could stuff into my schedule, not to mention extracurricular activities such as choir, school plays, writing for the school paper, etc. During the school year I worked part time helping out in the library and cleaning the science labs to help pay for tuition and expenses. Good preparation for what we jokingly used to call "the real world", where juggling with time constraints and responsibilities becomes even more complicated.

Anyway, after college, I joined the alumni choir, where I instantly fell for a stunningly gorgeous bass voice in the back row (I have a weakness for basses), turned around and discovered the packaging was pretty nice too. Mike was a friend of my older sister, so after practise I coaxed her to introduce me and we hit it off right away. Then it turned out that he had just received a job offer in Toronto (where I would be moving that summer) and would be living very close by and even attending the same church! Well, I was delighted. We spent some time getting to know each other, I finally asked him out on our first date and the rest is history. We've been married nearly nine years and have 3 children, ages 6, 4 and 13 months.

We bought a house in the north end of Toronto last year and will spend the next 5 years or so fixing it up. Decorating and renovating figure largely in my present and near future!


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Gender Female
Date of Birth
August 30th, 1971
Profession
Domestic engineer
Languages
English and kid-speak
Location
Toronto, Canada
Nationality Canada Canadian, of Dutch/English descent
E-Mail
Messengers None
Website None
Favourite Authors
In no particular order: Mercedes Lackey, P.G Wodehouse, Robertson Davies, Terry Pratchett, Dick Francis, Esther Friesner, J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Dean Foster, Judith Tarr, Gordon Korman, Christopher Stasheff, Rudyard Kipling, Berkeley Breathed, Bill Watterson, Steve Adams... the list goes on and on and on...
Favourite Music
Moxy Fruvous, Barenaked Ladies, Crash Test Dummies, They Might Be Giants, most classical artists, notably Mozart and Tchaikovsky, folk music - my tastes, like me, are eclectic.
Favourite Games
Adventure style computer games, puzzle games, Balder Dash, Taboo, Scrabble, Upwords, card games, Twister, etc.
Hobbies Reading aforementioned authors, writing, singing, exercising, playing aforementioned games, cooking, listening to aforementioned music, sleeping (I'm the mother of three children and the youngest is still nursing!)
Santharian Focus
Bestiary entries, herbarium entries, story writing
Joining Date
April 30th, 2004

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Bestiary
Azhorhrian Desert Horse, the
Brinn'si Wild Horse, the
Carriage Horse, the Sarvonian
Centoraurian Horse, the
Darkmist Ape, the
Domestic Pig, the
Draught Pony, the Sarvonian
Furno, the (Kanapan Bull)
Gnarco Toad, the
Gull, the Sarvonian
Heavy Horse, the Sarvonian
Hollup Frog, the
Hydragon, the
Iceland Icemut, the
Kaimun, the
Kev'lor Warhorse, the
Kiang Donkey, the
Kyck-Kyck Frog, the
Leveret Rabbit, the
Lysh Pike, the
Makaka Ape, the Nybelmar ("Elf Whelp")
Ophochio Swamp Wyrm, the
Pinnip, the
Quagga Wild Horse, the
Riccio Rodent ("Pricklypig"), the
Rimrunner Terrier Dog, the
Tirpan Horse, the
Swamp Stalker, the
Herbarium
Juk'lan Shrub, the
Kragghi Vine, the
Squilla Fungus, the
Library
Children Games (2)
Love Poems (3)
Orcish Songs (3)
Santhalan Bedtime Stories
The Rimrunner that Saved a Village
Santharian Lullabies (1)
Septimus Smallpiece's Book of Bawdy Verse (3)
Skipping Rhymes (2)
Songs of the Kuglimz (6)
Songs of Merriment (1)
The Tale of F'ash
Chapter 1 - The Raid
Chapter 2 - Escape
Chapter 3 - Crazy Man
Miscellaneous
Amantry Industry, the
Racial Crossbreeding in Caelereth
Scurfy Disease, the
Musics
Santharian Lullabies (1) Songs of the Kuglimz (1)
People
Artanmies, Founder of Naurooth
F'ash, the Bard and Archivist
Judith of Bardavos, Masterbard (pic)
Nightshade Carnival, the (+10 pics)
Reve'lor, Menagerie Owner
Places
Kanapan Peninsula, the
Lorehaven, Manthrian Port
Naurooth, Town of
Prominent Mountains, Town of
Silvermarshes, the
Races & Tribes
Kuglimz Criminal Justice Codes, the
Kuglimz Wedding, the
Orc Race, the
Orcristh Orcs, the
Santhworld
Santharian Trivias (4)  
Treasures & Oddities
In Praise of a Dream (1)
Recipes for Dame Sausade's Cookery Book (3)
Santharian Parodies (2)

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The Best Commentor Award 2008
Alysse the Likely may have a busy life as a mother of four, wife of one, and Santharian Expert of the North, but she always finds time to help out other people with their entries, providing detailed, well thought-through commentaries, and a few words of encouragement. We daresay that without her nigh-overwhelming enthusiasm and diligent work, the Compendium would have been short quite a number of scrolls over the last year. Such dedication may not go unpunished unrewarded, therefore we proudly award our beloved Kuglimz the title of "Best Commentor Of 1668"!

The Best Musical Contribution Award 2009
Winning song: "North Sarvonia Girls"
As we could not decide on the best musical contribution of 2009, we celebrate the victory of "Nightshade Girls Of The North Sarvonian Carnival"! Or, well, something along those lines anyway. Geans masterful interpretation of the dark wonders found at the Nightshade Carnival tied this year with Alysses celebration of North Sarvonian Girls and their many good qualities. While we remain puzzled by Alysses strangely detailed knowledge of these qualities, it stands to reason that Gean's many visits to the Carnival were, indeed, "Business, not pleasure" as he asserted to us many, many times. Either way, we may be glad and proud to have two such talented musicians amongst our numbers, so let's hear it for Alysse the Likely and Gean Firefeet!

 Nominations

Bestiary 2007 - The Riccio Rodent ("Pricklypig"), Music 2008 - Beloved & Kuglimz Love Song, Poetry 2008 - Avennorian Skipping Rhyme


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 Date of last edit 18th Sleeping Dreameress 1669 a.S.

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