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Alias Guide

The Newbie Guide To Alias on LiveJournal.

Sydney Bristow, a vivacious, athletic grad student, discovers that her not-so-typical after-school job as an agent for SD-6, a top-secret division of the CIA, holds some deadly secrets that not only put her life in danger but also threaten the security of the free world.  Recruited freshman year, the then shy and lonely Sydney jumped at the chance to add some meaning and excitement to her life. Little did she know how great she’d be at espionage or how much she’d love it...but of course there is a catch...

She discovers that her long-estranged father, Jack, is also SD-6 and that the organization is covering up a nefarious plan — they are not a branch of the CIA, but are actually an enemy of the United States. With nowhere else to turn, Sydney seeks the aid of the real CIA in hopes of putting SD-6 out of business.

And so begins a wonderful show that is now in its fifth season. Sadly, for fans, it was announced that the show will end at the end of this season, but as we all know, the end of a show does not mean the end of a fandom.

First, the general fan appreciation and review communities:
Beware of spoilers for current episodes if you are checking them out.Though the mods are good about asking for cuts on anything spoilery, members aren't the best at making sure that happens.These aren't all the general interest communities, but they are the most active and largest that I found.


Character/Actor communities:
For those who just can't get enough of the cast, and the people they play. These communities are small, at least for now, but worth a look nonetheless.

arvin_sloane The first big bad of the show, Sloane's motives are impossible to guess. But it's fun to try.
ericweissfans The sidekick character of the series. Cause every good hero needs a partner, right?
garnerism Dedicated to the lovely and talented actress who brings the show's main character to life.
jen_daily More for the Garner fixated out there.
nadiasantos More information about Sydney's sister. Their relationship is complicated, to say the least.
victorgspydaddy This community is dedicated to Victor Garber and his alter-ego, Jack Bristow.
greggrunberg The man behing Eric Weiss.
anders_fans For those who love David Anders, who plays anoother of the show's baddies, Julian Sark.
bradleycooper The man behind Sydney's best friend, Will Tippin.

Next, Shipper communities:
Obsess with others who love your favourite pair as much as you do.

neiss Nadia/Eric
sweiss_girls Sydney/Eric
jack_irina Jack/Irina
sarkneylove Sydney/Sark
sydvaughnfans Sydney/Vaughn
sydvaughn More Sydney/Vaughn
vark69 Vaughn/Sark

Musn't Forget the Icon Love:
Communities dedicated to icons featuring Alias cast and characters.

alias_icons The largest graphics/icon community dedicated to our favourite show.
alias_chorus Lyric based Alias icon goodness.
good_aliasicons Finally a community that lives uip to its name. You must apply and be approved to post, but can watch, or just snag the best.

Fan Fiction Communities
All the best stories based on the show and the series of prequel books. Be aware that both communities post and arhive adult content.


Alias Quotes, Discussions and Theories


Selected External Links

The Official Site for Alias I think this is self-explanatory.
Alias Media A great site for graphics, summaries and other info.
Spy Caps Serving all of your Alias screen capture needs.

I know this is not a completely exhaustive list, and I plan on upgrading and compiling more as I keep the links up to date.  Also, if time permits, I hope to add a better show summary.  Hope to see some comments.
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