Hello, my name is The1Russter!
I've been a member of this wiki since May 12, 2009. While TSCC was being broadcast, I had no idea this wiki existed for what became my favorite program. I am very grateful the people I met on a now non-existent website directed me here. This place was like a jungle in 2009 with all the wild natives at war with each other over what I thought were trivial matters regarding TSCC. Luckily, I found a home here and began posting my first fledgling attempts at fanfiction. In fact, you probably primarily know me through my TSCC fanfic's written under the same name. However, I've had a long desire to be more than just a member of this wiki. I always thought that I could contribute more if I were.
On November 5, 2012, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself promoted to the level of Moderator. Not long thereafter, I was elevated to Administrator on The Cape (Arrow) wiki and became an administrator of the Save TSCC forum.
I thought nothing could please me as much reaching the status of moderator on this website. Then they go and make me an administrator on April 7, 2015. Just three days shy of the six year anniversary of the final episode of TSCC. I'll try not to read anything into that. After all, I did join this wiki just six days before the announcement of TSCC's cancellation. Now here we are 5 years 11 months later and this wiki is still buzzing.
I always thought there was a learning curve to being a moderator. You have a few more editing tools to your disposal than the average member and you can ban people for abusing the wiki, but beyond that the role of moderator is only slightly above registered user. IMHO Administrators though are like moderators but with a lot more responsibility.
The training wheels of being a moderator are off now. I've spent the better part of the last 20 months administering another wiki, mostly adding and editing content, and the last 2 years 5 months moderating this website, though there has been little to do in that department. Only had to deal with one troll and one guy who was off his noodle, but that's in the past.
This is the home for TSCC, despite the riffs in the past that has caused divisions into new websites. The cause for those riffs have long since passed. It's time for those who truly support this show to come home. I think given the huge amount of fanfiction on this site, we could promote this site as the home of TSCC fanfiction. Maybe even host fan videos and fan art. You'd be surprised by the number of items the fans keep creating despite the show being off the air for as long as it has.
Peace be with us as I both learn and exercise my new responsibilities. Thank you.
The Fates have Spoken
Though there were opportunities and hope for those opportunities to bring back TSCC, I no longer think or feel that we will get the continuation we all want.
The best opportunity was March 2013, when Josh Friedman and James Middleton met with Annapurna's representatives about relaunching TSCC as a movie to wrap up the story line. Sadly, Annapurna's reps. turned them down. We tried to convince Annapurna to change their mind but all they did was ignore us or block us at every opportunity. When Annapurna turned control of the franchise over to their partner Skydance, we tried speaking with them. However Skydances representative tried to placate us with sympathetic words that in no way committed them to doing anything regarding TSCC. They tried to tell us it was up to TSCC creator's to come to them, when we know being a co-owner of the production rights, their representatives along with Annapurna's would have been at that March 2013 meeting.
The last and less likely opportunity will be when James Cameron regains the full rights to Terminator in 2019. It has been believed by every one that James Cameron hiring of Josh Friedman to work on Avatar 2 was a political move by Mr. Cameron to show his support for TSCC as the better continuation of his Terminator films. Unfortunately, by the time Mr. Cameron regains the full rights, TSCC will have been canceled for nearly ten years. I doubt if anyone would be looking for a continuation of a ten year old show by that point, despite the current trend of reviving old shows.
My campaigning is over. Though, I will never say Rest In Peace for TSCC. Because to say that would mean it is over, and shows like TSCC are never over so long as it is well remembered by its fans.
A faux promotion I created in 2013 of Summer Glau promoting a TSCC movie. There's hopeful thinking for you! :-)
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Some Favorite Quotes:
"Just because no one has been fortunate enough to realize how wonderful you are, doesn't mean you shine any less." - Summer Glau, in a letter to my twitter friend Sammy9578.
"Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given." Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian dramatist and writer
"Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances; sometimes it’s now or never." Alan Bennett, British screenwriter, playwright, author & actor.
"There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying." Francis Bacon
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston Churchill
"Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected." William Plomer
When asked if anything happened while I was away, Ottovonw on Twitter said, "The world ended... but we found the receipt. So its all good."
"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it!" Mother Teresa
"With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton
"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought." Henri Louis Bergson
Get to know me: My name is Russell. I am a 46 year old, single adult male. I've worked the last 23 plus years as a draftsman in various fields. My preferred field is Electrical Engineering. I have Associates Degrees in Architecture and in Electrical Engineering. Sadly the changing economy and poor health never gave me a chance to get a higher level degree. In my spare time and when I have the money I like to build and rebuild computers. I spent a lot of time in my twenties and thirties renovating my home.
I am not a professional writer. I wrote the first draft of Reunion beginning in April 2009. It is the first fictional story I've written since I was in middle school, approximately 33 years. I have a deep appreciation for the excellent work put into Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles by the writers and actors, and an appreciation for good stories. I am an avid reader and enjoy stories with complex plots, with twists and turns, and good character development. I hope that my story will remain respectful to the TV series that inspired me and will maintain the style of writing that I like to read. It has been a pleasure reading all of your reviews and I look forward to writing more and reading more of what you think of my work. This has been a life changing moment for me and I hope, given enough time and exposure, I can turn this new found love of writing into a new career.
You can contact me through private messaging or through one of the services below.
~ Personal Profile on Terminator Wiki ~~ Personal Profile on Sarah Connor Clan Wiki ~~ Follow me on Twitter ~ ~ Profile on FanFiction.net ~
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is my absolute favorite TV show. It deserved better treatment than it got. I was very disappointed when it was announced that TSCC was being canceled. That made me depressed and angry. It made me determined to make Reunion as good a story as I could make it. However, as much as I enjoy writing my story and reading all the nice things you say, I would rather be rejoicing at the news of the upcoming broadcast of Season 3 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. We don't always get our dreams fulfilled. I just hope that my story, Reunion, will fulfill your dreams of what Season 3 could be.
The best websites to visit for "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "Firefly" and Summer Glau are:
~ Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ~~ Terminator: The Sarah Connor Clan ~~ TSCC Fans ~
~ The Home of Superheroes ~~ Firefly ~
~ Summer-Glau.net ~~ Summer-Glau.com ~~ Summer Glau Web ~~ Summer Glau Daily ~~ Summer Glau Reddit ~
There are a number of people on Facebook and Twitter claiming to be Summer Glau. Don't believe them. Find out the truth at Summer Glau & Social Media page.
These are the stories I've written for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Click HERE for my fanfiction page on this wiki.
~ REUNION Revised Edition ~ In one complete volume, Reunion, retold with with new and revised chapters. Story begins with BTR and quickly advances from there. John finds himself abandoned and alone in the future. Sarah Finds herself in the same situation in the present. They each form new alliances and continue fight against Sky Net.
Part 1: The Shadow of Death
2027: Young John Connor finds himself in a future where he isn't known. Using his knowledge and skills he quickly comes to the forefront of the resistance. He makes new friends and form alliances. His closest friends are Kyle Reese, who in another time rescued his mother and became his father; Allison Young, who in another future was the pattern on which Cameron was modeled on; Catherine Weaver, a female liquid metal terminator who aids John Connor; and John Henry, he took Cameron's chip yet his mission is far more critical than John's love for Cameron.
2009: In present day Los Angeles, Sarah Connor pursues her mission to help her son and stop Judgment Day. James Ellison finds himself under scrutiny of both the LAPD and FBI. But, he has friends in both Law Enforcement Agencies. But what dark secret is keeping Agent Auldridge and Det. Macklin from discovering the truth. Can Sarah Connor rely on James Ellison or his friends? Sarah receives unexpected help from the future. Together they save Savannah and Ellison. Now they must rely on Macklin and Auldridge for help. Can they stop Judgment Day? Events steer them ever closer in a tightening web of fear, terror, and pure evil. The Future Will Never Be The Same Again!
Part 2: Armageddon
2027: John Connor has been appointed leader of the Los Angeles Resistance. His first task is to lead the people out of the bunkers as Sky Net once again purges humans from the area. Leading them to safety he encounters both new and old friends who have rallied to his call for unity against Sky Net. After a day of great joy and sadness, John with assistance from the survivors of the regular armed forces launches an attack on Sky Net's central compound. Together they fight Sky Net to win, but victory may come at a great cost to John Connor.
Part 3: Babylon
2009: Sky Net is destroyed, but the machines are still active. Trapped and with nowhere else to go, and with nothing to lose but the future, John Connor returns to 2009 with his friends and the survivors of the battle of Topanga Canyon. Their common goal, to stop Judgment Day. John's other goals, to restore his family and reunite with the one person who loves him more than any other person on Earth, and to bring justice to the one person who is responsible for so much death.
REUNION, enhanced with images and music, is also available on: http://sarahconnor.wikifoundry.com/page/REUNION & http://summer-glau.com/index/REUNION
Discussions and notifications of updates to Reunion can be found at:
~ REUNION ~ on this wiki.
~ TtSCC-Fanfic links here ~ on the Summer-Glau.com
A reviewer mentioned on May 22, 2012 that my story is mentioned on TV Tropes: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/TSCCReunion
To find out what I am doing next go to: What will the future bring, now that Reunion is finished?
I am in the planning stages for a sequel entitled: RESURRECTION, plus various short stories and doing some Beta Reading. All the headaches and successes are available on the provided link.
Other TSCC stories I've written:
~ The Legend ~ Refugees of the long war against Skynet and its machines huddle in the basement of an old building while a long ways away a battle rages. An old woman with a secret tells a story to keep them entertained & distracted until the war outside finds them and the legend is revealed. One-shot. Kind of works as am alternate-universe / sequel / prequel to the T1-T2-TSCC story.
~ Lonely ~ A modest Jameron micro-fic featuring John and Cameron inner thoughts before meeting each other on the first day of school in Red River Valley.
~ Thanksgiving with the Connors ~ A one-shot featuring John, Sarah, Cameron and Derek celebrating their first Thanksgiving together.
~ The Locket ~ A new story integrating the annual story Valentine's Day, plus new material and four new chapters into a single short story. The Valentine theme remains, only now the focus is on the linking element the Locket that John gives Cameron Valentine's Day Part 1. I have hopes to expand the story in the future, but I'll be posting the opening scenes in the near future. For the first time, I will be taking advantage of Fanfiction.net's new feature and have a book cover for posting with the story.
For more information on The Locket, please visit http://www.sarahconnorfans.com/page/The+Locket There is a planned schedule of posting chapters, links to the chapters on fanfiction.net, chapter summaries, identification of which chapters are based on which annual Valentine's Day story, and based on information gleaned from watching episodes and reading transcripts, information on which episodes and dates the chapters fit in and around. Its probably handy to have a copy of the transcripts or actual recordings of the episodes when reading, especially in the first five chapters.
~ Valentine's Day Part 1 ~ John and Cameron have their first Valentine's Day. Sarah's constant jibes of calling Cameron Tin-miss bothers John. He's certain the insult bothers Cameron too, and finds a way to fix it. Hints of romance and humor.
~ What Are Dreams? ~ Started off Romance/Humor but changed to Romance/Drama with some humor as the story takes a dark turn. A short story taking a different turn on the final episodes of Season 2. I'm presently seeking assistance in completing this fiction. If you have any ideas you'd like to contribute, they will be welcomed and if used, you'll be given credit and mentioned in the author notes.
PLAYLISTS! Grooveshark hosts playlists I've created for all four Terminator movies, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and the season 3 story I was inspired to write, Reunion.
All of my playlists are listed below. If interested in having your own copy, there are utilities for recording streaming media off the internet. In the past I've used one called Sound Recorder which worked very well. Otherwise you will have to obtain copies of the source material and cobble together your own playlists.
Official Movies and TV show Sound Tracks:
~ The Terminator ~
~ Terminator 2: Judgment Day ~
~ Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines ~
~ Terminator 4: Salvation ~
~ Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ~
When assembling this playlist, "Track 8 Derek Reese" was mislabeled by Grooveshark as "The Hand of God" but it is "Derek Reese." "The Hand of God" is "The Hand of God"
Even though they were initially created to accompany my story, I've enjoyed listening to the playlists on their own.
REUNION Part 1: The Shadow Of Death Unofficial Sound Track Click here to Listen
REUNION Part 2: Armageddon Unofficial Sound Track DISC 1 Click Here To listen
REUNION Part 2: Armageddon Unofficial Sound Track DISC 2 Click Here To listen
REUNION Part 3: Babylon Unofficial Sound Track Click here to listen
I do not claim any rights to the characters or names associated with the Terminator Franchise, nor do I claim ownership of the official soundtracks or any music associated with them or the individual songs used in my Reunion playlists. I've written my stories, and compiled the playlists purely for the enjoyment of others. I do not benefit financially in any way from these endeavors.
My Photo Album of Random Pictures: The1Russter
London Film & Comic Con 2013 Album
Tribute to The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Here's to Sarah Connor.
May her heart find peace,
may her heart remain strong.
We will finish the fight,
as we follow the light.
As her son leads the fight,
we will find our might.
We will follow his lead,
and the metal will bleed.
SkyNet will lose,All hail the Resistance!
and FOX network is wrong.
The fight will never End!
Original date of Posting:
Sat, May 23, 2009
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Latest page update: Apr 7 2015, 4:46 PM EDT