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Old October 7th, 2020, 10:41 PM   #1
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This section has not been updated in a long while but I wanted to take note of the fact that the series has continued in the yahrens since the last story posted here and has now reached Season 5, Episode 1 in terms of posting at the original Galactica fanfic site.

http://galacticafanfic.com/stories/season5.html

The total number of stories posted

Season 2-17 episodes

Season 3-17 episodes

Season 4-19 episodes

So this means that since 2004 when we first started, we have managed to churn out a continuum of 54 stories with contributions from seven authors. And we have managed to amazingly hold the overall continuity together and keep it on course for many more stories to come.

My own contributions to this effort were more in the beginning and then I fell away from the project for a number of yahrens but last year I returned to it and I've learned to discover all over again that the greatest therapy for the fact that we never had a true continuation/reunion or some worthwhile novels and comic books, is to let our own creativity come forth in the written word.

Logistically it's probably not feasible to get these stories up here as well, but the original fanfic site I think will continue to offer a good home for the new ones and the site is also worth checking out for the nearly 25 years worth of stories and crossovers contributed by so many other people.
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Old October 8th, 2020, 04:08 PM   #2
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Eric,

Good to hear from you again. I can upload the Season 4 and Season 5 stories for you, if you like. Do you have them in WORD format, by any chance?
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Old October 8th, 2020, 04:59 PM   #3
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I'd be happy to do that! I'd need to convert the files in all likelihood but it can be done. Can you PM me so I can handle the e-mail address details?
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Old December 29th, 2020, 06:37 PM   #4
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Glad to see the first wave of the updates to the VS here! More are to come and it's again nice to know there are multiple homes for what has been a group labor of love since 2004 and is still ongoing.
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Old January 30th, 2021, 05:48 PM   #5
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Just a note, to let the word go forth, that the discussion threads for the VS stories have been created and are available for use.

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Old February 2nd, 2021, 01:31 AM   #6
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Thanks, Pete! At the very least, they'll be an opportunity to leave a permanent comment on the intent behind the stories.
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Thanks, Pete! At the very least, they'll be an opportunity to leave a permanent comment on the intent behind the stories.
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You're welcome!

It was my pleasure getting this updated. It brought back a lot of good memories, adding art treasures to the site, both literary and visual.
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Old February 24th, 2021, 11:06 AM   #8
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thanks for the update!
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Old May 23rd, 2021, 10:37 AM   #9
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I am into season 3 so far, and just finished reading episode 6 "Resolutions".

What an incredible project by this fine group of writers - I am tremendously enjoying the ongoing story, to the point of seriously neglecting continuing work on my own tale of the ragtag fleet !

Thank you so much for all who contribute - your efforts are truly valued !
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Old May 23rd, 2021, 10:50 PM   #10
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Glad you're enjoying the stories! We thank you for your continued interest.

And by all means keep writing your own tales too.
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Old May 24th, 2021, 09:11 PM   #11
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I am into season 3 so far, and just finished reading episode 6 "Resolutions".

What an incredible project by this fine group of writers - I am tremendously enjoying the ongoing story, to the point of seriously neglecting continuing work on my own tale of the ragtag fleet !

Thank you so much for all who contribute - your efforts are truly valued !
Thanks.

Are you thinking of contributing, at al?
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Old May 25th, 2021, 05:01 PM   #12
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Senmut - gosh, I don't know. All the contributors are so impressive, its rather intimidating, really. I think I would need a dictionary of Colonial terms, beyond units of time & distance, that you folks are using.

I have only written one piece of finished fan fiction, which was to fill in the angst ridden missing pieces from seasons 1-3 of Being Human (the UK version), from my certain point of view (you know, that old Jedi chestnut).

I started a new fic (BSG) a few months ago, picking up at the end of the season and am just fleshing out my antagonist, but stopped to go back and watch some episodes (don't you just hate that ?) to be sure I get canon details correct when I need to refer back to them. I'm willing to post it when its complete, methinks, but your Virtual Season project is such a juggernaut, I'm humbled !
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Old May 25th, 2021, 06:50 PM   #13
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As the sort of unofficial "managing editor" of the VS project, we're always happy to see new potential contributors. We're at the moment in a bit of a lull waiting for the designated author of episode 2 of Season 5 to finally finish his story and then after that there are about six stories already finished that are waiting in line to follow. Once we get through that backlog and have our ongoing plotlines up to speed (I won't mention what one of them is since you're still in Season 3! ) that will open things up for any new ideas that I know we'd be glad to discuss.

Best in your current effort!
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Old May 26th, 2021, 03:35 PM   #14
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Thanks for holding back those spoilers, Eric !

I had spent 2 1/2 days avoiding the internet until I could get to the theatre to see Endgame. That was quite a trick !
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Old May 27th, 2021, 03:56 PM   #15
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As opposed to jumping over to the individual review threads for each episode, I'll just make my comment here (because I enjoy breaking rules) -- Episode 11 (What you wish for) was just....I'm at a loss for words, which for someone like me, never happens. I think I enjoyed that one the most so far - even being highly suspicious (and rightly so) that Iblis was behind the entire scenario. Painting the pictures in my head, from the story, brought me to the conclusion that this would have had to be aired on HBO or Cinemax or some illegal channel beamed from the Outer Rim.

Just a bloody right brilliant illusion, that. I don't know if I can re-watch (yet again) any episodes with Apollo & Sheba together and not look at them a little differently !
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Old May 27th, 2021, 08:13 PM   #16
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Well, all I can say is thanks, Gundark. I have had so little feedback from any of my VS stories. Yours certainly is most welcome. I hoped that I had captured the characters as they truly are. From your response, it seems I at least got close.
Anything you gonna write?


EDIT: The Galactica and the Fleet turn up in my collection of stories, Forever Alpha. Available (Shameless plug! Shameless plug!) on Lulu Press, and Amazon.
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Old May 28th, 2021, 04:18 AM   #17
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Senmut, I absolutely believe you hit on what the characters would evolve into, given that situation that they were manipulated into. The core strengths of Apollo and Sheba, in their real lives as Warriors, naturally would carry over into another dimension, or existence, from my viewpoint.

The story I am working on, I believe I noted previously, is set right after the end of the season, so I am clearly way behind you guys in terms of fleet time passed. That would be a great name for a band : Fleet Time Passed !

I have my antagonist, but have just come up a second character that opens up a whole can of new worms (not the bore worms), who is going to be instrumental in future stories. I banged hard on work all week, so I can attack some serious writing over the holiday since the weather in my part of Pennsylvania ain't gonna be so great the next couple days.
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Old May 28th, 2021, 06:53 PM   #18
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Best with your writing! And we'll look forward to your thoughts as you continue through the VS.
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Old May 28th, 2021, 09:22 PM   #19
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Thanks, EP. Just gotta sell a million!
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Old May 29th, 2021, 02:31 PM   #20
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Hello

Its been awhile since I've read the virtual seasons. I think the last one was season 4.
Enjoyed them very much. I recently have been reading Eric's episode adaptations.
Been there in the 70s when the series aired, and have all the novels. Love the adaptations. More detail in them than from what I remember. I like the effort to keep the terminology accurate. Must be my OCD.
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