Author has written 12 stories for Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles.
To all those I've been communicating with via email: If the email you have for me ends with excite dot com, change it to yahoo dot com. Excite's email service ended August 31, 2021.
About the Author My name is Russell. I am a 53 year old, single adult male. I've worked as a draftsman in various fields, including architecture, civil engineering and electrical engineering. My preferred field is Electrical Engineering. For two wonderful years I worked for a company where I worked on designs of control systems for electrical generation. I also got to wire equipment based on those designs in the shop and in the field. It was the best two years of my life. I would have worked for them forever, but Pres. Clinton before leaving office deregulated the power industry which screwed the company out of every contract and forced them to lay off their entire engineering staff, including yours truly. My favorite hobby is building and rebuilding computers. In my twenties and thirties I dedicated a lot of time renovating my home, framing, plaster repair, drywall, insulation, electrical, repairing and repainting windows. I have Associates Degrees in Architecture and in Electrical Engineering and diplomas in Computer Service and Repair. Late in 2009 I began accepting Social Security Disability as arthritis was making it harder and harder to do the work I was trained for, and impossible to do the only other jobs available to do at the time. It is not something I readily admit to but I feel you should know and perhaps come to some better understanding of who I am.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is my absolute favorite TV show that ended before its time. It deserved better treatment than it got. When season 2 concluded in April 2009, I was inspired to write. As I wrote, more and more images appeared in my brain like an internal movie that would not turn off. I put all these vivid images down on paper (metaphorically speaking as I use a computer) and created my very first fan fiction, Reunion. It was in the midst of writing this story when the word came through that TSCC was being canceled. That made me depressed and angry. It made me determined to make the first edition of Reunion as good a story as I could make it. However, as much as I enjoyed writing my story and reading all the nice things you said, I wanted to be rejoicing at the news of the upcoming broadcast of Season 3 of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." As the years went by, it became more and more likely that we would never get a new season, movie, novels, or even a comic book series to conclude TSCC. 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. If not, there are plenty of fanfics to choose from. I think between all of the season 3 stories written by fans, we've captured to some degree or another, some of elements of what Josh Friedman and his team of writers were planning on. Fans are smart that way. :-)
I am not a professional writer. The original edition of Reunion, written in 2009 & 2010 and later replaced by the revised edition 2010 - 2012, was the first fictional story I had written since I was 13 years of age and in middle school. 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. It was my hope that Reunion would be respectful to the TV series that inspired me and maintain the style of writing that I like to read. It was not my intention to write what I expected or wanted for a season 3 of TSCC, or to write a story in the style of the shows writers. My only goal was to write a story that would be entertaining. It was a pleasure reading all of your reviews. I look forward to writing more and reading more of what you think of my work.
Additional on Reunion: In the story, Time Displacement Equipment gets mentioned and used many times. This often gets abbreviated as TDE or even T. D. E. In some chapters the letter "d" is replaced by the letter "h." I checked the files on my computer that were uploaded to FFN and they are correct. I don't know why this is happening. Just something buggy in the way FFN interprets the file code for transition to its code format to display the content for reading. In December 2018, I was alerted to three chapters with missing text all centered around the abbreviation T.D.E. Those were replaced with the files on my computer that were correct. So there is a problem with FFN interpreting files where I use the abbreviation. I'm not sure why it is happening. All other errors are mine and mine alone. The1Russter Aug. 31, 2019
Regarding errors mentioned previously where the phrase "Time Displacement Equipment" gets abbreviated as T.D.E. A fellow writer on this wonderful site, has suggested that the abbreviation could be misinterpreted by FFN as a domain name, so it removes the abbreviation with the periods and some of the surrounding text. That makes a lot of sense. Once I have the time to go through my story, I'll make the necessary changes and post updated chapters. As far as why FFN substitutes the letter "D" with the letter "H" in the abbreviation TDE is still a mystery, but I'll try to fix that as well. I may have to forgo all abbreviations even though I doubt anyone talking about the Time Displacement Equipment, wouldn't abbreviate it in some way when talking about it. At this point, better to be coherent even if it makes the dialog almost tedious. :-) The1Russter July 01, 2020
After giving it some thought, I've decided to replace the abbreviations for Time Displacement Equipment with the following T,D,E. I separate each letter with a comma, and eliminate all periods. Hopefully this should eliminate FFN's confusing the abbreviation with periods as a domain name, and eliminate the substitution of the letter H for the letter D in abbreviations without periods. The1Russter July 4, 2020
The Long awaited sequel -- Resurrection -- description in a nutshell:
June 1, 2021: Wifoundry has closed down all their wikis due to a combination of the costs of updating all the software used to run the site and the loss of ad revenue. Wikifoundry, which took over the wikis from Wetpaint in 2013, was the host to many wiki's. A few of which I was either a member of and even administered. Many wiki's were migrated to other platforms at the request of their members. For fans of Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles, you will now find the original fan site residing on Wordpress. Same address, new platform. I didn't want to see the very first fan site relegated to the ash heap and put in a request to migrate it. Sadly, unable to contact the administrators, we've had to say goodbye to the Sarah Connor Clan wiki and the Firefly wiki. You may still be able to find them on the web archive. For the forthcoming months, maybe years, I will be busy fixing many links that got lost in the migration. The wiki's were heavily dependent on the left side menu and many links to a page only existed there and not on other pages. I did what I could before the old site shutdown, but now without the original site for reference, I'll have to rely on the web archive and whatever data was backed up from the original wiki. For all of those that joined and contributed to Sarah Connor Fans wiki over the years, I thank you and hope you will revisit us on our new platform in the future. -- The1Russter
You can contact me via Private Message on this site, or you can Follow me on Twitter
The best websites to visit for "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" are:
sarhconnorfans dot com -- Migrated to Wordpress May 29, 2021 upon the close of Wikifoundry on June 1, 2021.
tapatalk dot com / groups / tsccfans
The best websites to visit for fans of Summer Glau are:
summer-glau dot com -o- summer-glau dot net
I found two additional forums for TSCC. I actually tried the first on several years ago but forgot about it.
www dot terminatorfiles dot net / forum / index dot php
tsccsociety dot proboards dot com /
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.
"Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments." Kevin Costner
"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.
"Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected." William Plomer
"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do." Dale Carnegie
"If you read a story with a preconceived idea of what it should be about, then you will never fully enjoy or understand what the author has written." Me
When I asked if anything happened while I was away, Ottovonw on Twitter said, "The world ended... but we found the receipt. So its all good." I nearly died laughing.
"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
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams
Updates on Stories currently in Production
There has been no work on my stories since late November 2018. Following the death of my mother in December of 2018, I have been helping my sister a lot. She lives a few miles away. Between helping her, my arthritis, and cleaning the house. I haven't had sufficient time to focus on my stories. Be assured, they are never far from my mind. It's just the need for the long hours to write but no longer having someone to help me for the everyday things in life, cleaning, cooking, yard-work, etc.
Please do not reproduce my work in any format or on any device without my permission and especially not for profit. I claim all rights to my stories and the characters, situations and dialog of my creation. All rights regarding characters, names and situations from the Terminator movies and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, belong to those who hold the rights to said products. My stories only draw from the television series and the first four movies.
Right now there are only four people who have my permission to reproduce my stories. Steve's Place, who was converting my story into a format that can be easily read by text-2-speech software for the blind; Marcia Litman, who was translating the first edition of Reunion into Portuguese on this website; and Martin who along with some friends has translated Reunion Rev. Ed. into Czech; and recently Guido Echeverri of Argentina has begun translating Reunion Rev. Ed. into Spanish. Any person wishing to redistribute my work should ask my permission first, as these people have done.
Since beginning writing in 2009, and even since starting on the revised edition of Reunion, portable electronic books like Kindle have entered the market, plus software that emulate these electronic books on portable computers, tablets and other mobile devices. I realize said devices and software make reading stories easier and more convenient. I have no problem with readers downloading my stories onto these devices so long as they are not edited for content, other than removing "Author's Notes." I expect my work to be respected as I would respect yours. Thank you.
Spanish: Link will be posted once story is available for posting!
Thanks for reading my stories. I hope you will also read some of the author's and their stories on my favorites lists. There is a lot of good talent on this site. Future writer's of TSCC would do well to peruse some our work for any future productions of TSCC. And they'd better give us the credit and damn nice check too. ;-)
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