“Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. It appears our FTL drives have malfunctioned, and we have jumped to a sector of space not under Colonial control.
It will take approximately an hour to recalculate to our previous position. Thank you for your patience.”
Hello there! Yes, it’s been a while, I’ve been very very busy in the real world. That said, here’s some welcome news!
I recently got a BlackBerry smartphone (yes, it took me long enough!), and after a couple of months of working with it, I’ve just created my first BBM Channel, welcome to any and all Battlestar Galactica Fans to discuss the show and all of its iterations.
If you have BBM installed on your smartphone, great! If you don’t, visit BBM.com and grab it from your respective storefront. The channel’s name is: SoSayWeAll! Apropos, wouldn’t you agree!
See you there!
I’ve been Tweeting more lately, with a few juicy tidbits, or at least what I consider to be juicy. Feel free to post your questions, so moments, etc. I look forward to them!
Today is a milestone for Battlestar Rubicon. I finally hit a mark which officially makes it a Novel! I am humbled beyond belief and thankful to The One True God that He has led me to this point.
That said, I still have a ways to go, because there are so many holes I have yet to fill.
A few months ago, while I was in the hospital, I had a chance to write down some of the ideas which were languishing in my brain. A couple of days ago I retrieved that composition book, and transcribed them over to the manuscript. I’m almost done with these transcriptions, which is in itself a miracle because of my cursive writing which has degenerated over the past oh, couple of decades!
Now, to move forward again. Thank you, God!
I had John Belushi in mind when I wrote this little passage depicting a major fight in the battlestar’s food stores….but it isn’t food they’re going after.
Oh, that, and Bluto has been dead for over thirty years. But oh well. Sucks to be the yellow bellied knuckle dragger who gets drummed out of the Colonial Fleet, but there it is!
Yes, it’s time for another intriguing episode of In My BattleStar Universe!
I am so enamored of these particular vehicles, I’ve decided to feature one in the novel! The Ute is, of course, from Down Under. The way the Australians make cars, they can be frakking powerful, and I don’t miss out on that particular aspect when one minor character uses one to escape a certain Apocalypse!
We gather in shadow
Beneath Your altar,
Your image in light and flame.
Deliver us from our sins
Unto You, The One True God
Now and for Eternity.
So Say We All.
I’ve been dabbling with this sequence for quite a while. After I got home from work today, I dived into it with some ideas that have been swimming around in my head, and I’m glad I did!
In case you aren’t aware. Hestia is the smallest of the gas giants located in Colonial space, orbiting Helios Delta; Aerilon and Canceron orbit this planet via Lagrangian Points (which, for this novel, I refer to as Libration Points) L4 and L5, respectively. Most of the early action will take place with this triumverate, and I know you’ll look forward to it as well.
And I am not done yet…I’ve still got a ways to go. My hope is that when all is said and done and written down…it makes sense and flows naturally, given that I’ve had a Writer’s Block for some time and it finally ended a couple of days ago. There’s only one way to find that out, and when I get to that point I’ll let you know.
In the meantime, without giving too much away while piquing your curiosity at the same time, the section I’m working on deals with a religiously-motivated attack on one of the minor characters. I am also working on probably one of the most difficult passages, which deals with the death of another minor character.
The Fun is just beginning!
With many thanks to the folks at Battlestar Ra Cailum, a fan group based out of Dayton, OH, who supplied their rendition of the Colonial Seal and I merely added the lettering with iDraw:
Battlestar Group 78 is a double hat tip: one for the year of the Original Series, and the other for the year I graduated from High School.
This is beginning to come to life! Spread the word!