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Sciffy Thread

I reported your discovery here. I gave you credit for the find, of course, and hoped that the extra eyes on the subject might help shed some light on the "other" ship. --Steelviper 21:16, 9 May 2007 (CDT)

Excellent. The more eyes on it, the better. Seven letters appear to be the key, so Olympus is possible. I haven't used my Sciffy account in months.... --Spencerian 08:02, 10 May 2007 (CDT)

Units of Measure (TOS)

Argh, I hate edit conflicts! Was working on that one at the same time you were. :) JubalHarshaw 12:23, 31 May 2007 (CDT)

Sorry about that! You have the same thoughts as I do; merging like content that otherwise make articles that are too general and not wiki-specific. I'm working on Squadrons of Galactica right now. --Spencerian 12:44, 31 May 2007 (CDT)

Guyle Fraizer as Colonial One co-pilot

Hi there, my source for that is actually that I know Guyle personally (and yes, the one you found on the IMDB is the right one, I'm apparently just an idiot and spelled his name wrong), and he and I talked about it a few times. :) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Zeppo (talk • contribs).

A Comment From Mrs. Ron

Terry Dresbach, a.k.a, "Mrs. Ron" on the Skiffy boards, appreciated my comments on Battlestar's wrap-up season. Given the many messages in this fast-growing thread, I'm humbled that she noticed it. Her response sums up everything that I loved about the new series. It has given us a great ride, and so long as Ron has a stogie and scotch handy, we'll see more good things from him. --Spencerian 10:33, 1 June 2007 (CDT)

I agree. It would be nice to go on, but in the long run it's better to end it on a high point. The main thing I'm disappointed about is that the rest of the show will probably revolve around the search for Earth and the Final Five. Which are far from my favorite themes in the show. I initially liked that it placed character over story and that seems to have changed. But I digress.
Anyways, I'm indifferent to the usual fan outrage as well these days, and even distanced myself a bit from message boards where constant whining seems to be the norm. When an outstanding show really hasn't been give a chance, I can get behind campaigns and be sad, but a three-hour miniseries, 4 seasons and a TV movie are really more than fair these days. If people want to think that the show was directly canceled by the network that is, as usual, to be expected; I'm willing to give the producers the benefit of the doubt. --Serenity 11:18, 1 June 2007 (CDT)
Whining is the norm everywhere (except here) at this point, dude --BklynBruzer 12:38, 1 June 2007 (CDT)
I don't provide any cheese for all that whine, myself. I'm glad that we're not (yet) seeing a spike because of the news, but that may change. --Spencerian 14:28, 1 June 2007 (CDT)
Your comments were great, Spencerian. It basically sums up how I feel. Personally, any time I see a worthwhile TV show survive the dreaded "Firefly" 1 season curse, I smile. Haters will complain about whatever is available; if a show ends, they'll cry about that - if it continues and "doesn't live up", they'll cry about that. Misery loves company. Just another reason to avoid forums. I'd rather be here doing something constructive. JubalHarshaw 14:45, 1 June 2007 (CDT)
Agreed. This place is much more fun. And there is so many roads to go in finding Earth. There is going to be a meeting of minds (and maybe more) in what the Cylons and Colonials truly mean to each other. And it may even leave the story just a little open for a backstory. Just my opinion, but You Heard It Here First. :) Terry notes that, in her opinion, Caprica will not make it. But there are so many shows that could use a "re-imagining". As one Slashdot writer said about Ron's abilities: "If I heard he was going to re-imagine The Phone Book, I'd watch it." --Spencerian 14:52, 1 June 2007 (CDT)
That's what I was thinking too: Ron and his people have made one hell of a name for themselves, if they decide to start another project, Sci Fi will happily accept it. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 05:58, 2 June 2007 (CDT)
How about this? --BklynBruzer 08:33, 2 June 2007 (CDT)
I guess that depends on how S4 is gonna end. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 09:00, 2 June 2007 (CDT)
I am honestly happy to say that I'm pleased with this announcement, and I'm glad that your comments were appreciated by the right people. ;-) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Sanctuary Wiki — New 14:56, 1 June 2007 (CDT)

Thanks for the welcome :)

Hey, thanks for the welcome, glad you liked my site :) (even if it badly needs rewriting from scratch...) and yep, my aspergersish pedantism about detail would just not let me leave the page on accents saying Aerilon accent was "diluted northern english" when it was a Yorkshire accent (got one or two friends living there), so that's why I created an account! Oh, and happy birthday!!! :) take care, Marianne 10:18, 19 June 2007 (CDT)

INTJ

First, happy birthday! Second, my wife just took the myers-briggs yesterday (during her residency orientation), and came out INTJ. I took it in college for a software engineering class (and maybe again in ROTC) and came out INTP. The J, though, will come into play at a later date. (This won't make sense until later, but being a wiki... this is not that unusual.) --Steelviper 13:10, 19 June 2007 (CDT)

Happy birthday! I am seriously considering adding a jungtype= field to Template:User Data, seriously. Doing the test myself as well, 102 questions take some time though. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 13:51, 19 June 2007 (CDT)
Happy birthday! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Sanctuary Wiki — New 16:48, 19 June 2007 (CDT)
Thanks, everyone! I tried to do something other than the wiki to celebrate... --Spencerian 09:24, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
Y'all have got me curious now about this test. Is there a place I can take it online? --BklynBruzer 09:29, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
Sure. The Myers-Briggs-based test is here. The morality test is here (both links are from Marianne's home page). On a side note, my test was given professionally many years ago, so I'm more apt to continue noting my INTJ class than any that are generated here. --Spencerian 09:43, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
Happy late B-Day! I was away for a while. :) Shane (T - C - E) 16:08, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
For the record, I'm an ISTP. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Sanctuary Wiki — New 16:21, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
ENTJ here. That's it, I'm definitely gonna do the jungtype field tomorrow. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 16:24, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
ESTP. --BklynBruzer 17:32, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
WTLFM (Way to long for me). :) Shane (T - C - E) 19:48, 20 June 2007 (CDT)
Interesting one. In other words, you scored RGDL? --BklynBruzer 20:04, 20 June 2007 (CDT)

The INTJs can take solace in that, if he were real, Gandalf would be an INTJ, and that worked out pretty well for him. :) My scores keep oscillating between INTP, ISTP and INTJ. I like being weird as an INTJ, frankly. I just don't want everyone else to know about it. :/ --Spencerian 10:47, 21 June 2007 (CDT)

Question about commas

I noticed some weird comma placement in your edits. You always write things "In the episode, "Downloaded",..."

Why is there a comma in front of the episode title? Is this some specific grammar rule I don't know about? Because to me it doesn't make any sense to put a comma there. It isn't a separate sentence part and there shouldn't be a pause there. Neither is the episode title a parenthesis, since the sentence doesn't make sense without it :) --Serenity 05:28, 25 July 2007 (CDT)

You're right...it's likely a mental thing. I should write it "In the episode "Downloaded", there was this thing." I suspect I write it that way because episode titles "throw off" the grammar of the sentence when I read them, although they are names and are just objects of the sentence. As a result, I put in a pause to mentally set off the title to prevent confusing it as a element that forms the message of the sentence. It's like this example.

In the episode "You Should Have Watched Yesterday", Tom dies."

The quotations are supposed to set the episode apart, but it never works for me. Not that I should go and reinvent English grammar, however. I'll work my way out of the two-comma habit. --Spencerian 13:20, 25 July 2007 (CDT)
Ah ok. That makes some sense. It wasn't meant as huge criticism and you don't have to go around changing everything. Just something I noticed and wondered about. --Serenity 13:25, 25 July 2007 (CDT)
By the way, I think commas go inside quotes --BklynBruzer 21:54, 25 July 2007 (CDT)
For episodes, I think any punctuation goes outside the quotes/parenthesis unless separating more than one episode. --Veepz 22:05, 25 July 2007 (CDT)
Yeah, generally we use American punctuation, though personally I hate it, since it doesn't make sense either. But we decided to make an exception for episode titles, since they aren't really quotes. It just looks bad to put the punctuation inside in that case. --Serenity 05:17, 26 July 2007 (CDT)
I'm having a strange sense of de'ja vu. I just got used to putting punctuation OUTSIDE of quotes after the change. If this is a serious point, let's move it back to BW:SAC. I think we're nitpicking...we just need to be consistent, at least in any one article. --Spencerian 12:34, 26 July 2007 (CDT)

User Image

Best one so far! :) Shane (T - C - E) 11:02, 3 September 2007 (CDT)

And not one bit of Photoshop! Note the squeegee! --Spencerian 11:52, 5 September 2007 (CDT)
yay! ya.. i noticed that the first time around. :) Shane (T - C - E) 12:04, 5 September 2007 (CDT)

So sorry...

It was a good game. Shane (T - C - E) 15:19, 13 January 2008 (CST)

Well, can't have everything. I'm rooting for the Packers. They always have heart and deserve it. --Spencerian 17:54, 13 January 2008 (CST)
The NFC game will be interesting. Friends here @ work are putting NYG over GB 3 to 1, however, both teams are evenly match. One is good at passing, the other running. Both play in snow, cold weather. The SD v. Pats game is a joke. SD should forfeit now. Shane (T - C - E) 23:03, 13 January 2008 (CST)
Proud Cheesehead, here! It'll be interesting to see the looks I get from my fellow New Yorkers while I wear my Packers paraphernalia. --BklynBruzer 09:08, 14 January 2008 (CST)

Matrix etc. :)

http://battlestarforum.com/showpost.php?p=4381&postcount=7 ... Look @ 217kb image. Shane (T - C - E) 02:31, 25 January 2008 (CST)

Thriller?

My sources tell me that you perform a mean "Thriller" dance... Have an interesting story behind that? :D -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Battlestar Pegasus 05:22, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Oh, no. It almost makes me happy that I can't go to DragonCon this year. Mind you, dancing in a deckhand jumpsuit is intimidating enough, not to mention hot. But wait a minute...did I dance to that song? All that alcohol make things so blurry... :) --Spencerian 16:10, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
hahah! Shane (talk) 16:43, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Recent problems

Hey again, Spencerian--I hope you are well. About a month ago, you said that the wiki would be going to a standby mode or something (I don't remember the details and I can't check them because every attempt to access my talk page results in an error message). Do you know if the recent problems (main page and inability to edit a few other pages plus the aforementioned talk page, in addition to ongoing French and German site issues) are related to this "standby mode"? Are they continuations of older problems? Anything you can do to shed light on this would help. Thanks, and happy holidays! -- BlueResistance 19:27, 13 December 2014 (EST)

Hello Spencerian! Sorry I didn't see your message on my talk page literally years ago, but thanks for the message. I do check in here every so often. That the wiki is still online makes me happy and almost unbearable nostalgic for times past. I suppose I should ask Joe what might be needed to help keep this online as I'm Facebook friends with him. I hope all is well with you and yours! JubalHarshaw 21:55, 14 February 2016 (EST)