Jun 30, 2011

My Geek Life, It Just Gets Better

Welcome aboard the Bitter Trolley, and since I’ve collected your tickets and everyone is comfy, let’s get the Bitter Trolley underway.

Jolan Tru Trolley Riders! It has been a hectic and sometimes frustrating last few weeks, and about to get even busier! But want to know something? I wouldn’t want my life to go any way but where it has been headed at the moment.

Let me start with a shameless plug: if you haven’t tuned in during the live broadcast of The G and T Show on Sunday mornings (and because I am a shameless plug whore, that’s at 9 a.m. EST/6 a.m. PST/1400 GMT) – well, what are you waiting for?  You can find it at: http://www.livestream.com/cerberusfilms.

Terilynn and I have had some really spirited discussions, and even when we are agreeing with one another we know the people in the chat room will have points of view to get us fired up! And for those who have been tuning in, I cannot thank you near enough. We love doing the show, but knowing there are so many that have made it “appointment listening” – I just cannot find the words to express my thanks.

A final quick aside about The G and T Show (and you can follow us on Twitter: @SundayGandT and find us on Facebook: Sunday G and T Show) – I am truly blessed to have a lady who not only is one of the most fun people I have known, but her sense of humor, her incredible knowledge on so many things and her willingness to speak up about her convictions on topics as varied as the rainbow, make her the perfect foil to my idiocy.

Yes, I love Teri to the end of time, and just wanted to say publicly: Thank you for being in my life and making me work harder in the pursuit of my passions. You are the best. *Hugglez*

It has also been a productive time for me in my fanfic writing (and once again, thanks to Teri for kicking me in the fourth point of contact and encouraging me and spurring me on). I have had a few short stories put up on the Star Trek Online forums, and actually sat down and started writing the grand Star Trek opus I have wanted to write for years. It is so frustrating, but also a great feeling of accomplishment when I get through another section of the book. I just need to make myself sit down and actually write a whole lot more.

Speaking of Star Trek Online (STO in shorthand for those who don’t play), my journey with the Caspian Division continues, and one thing that always makes me laugh out loud is the irreverence of this group. We can be in the middle of a brutal and overwhelming battle with the Borg, but turn around and sure enough a fleet member is dancing on a platform or in the middle of a firefight. I love it. The open willingness of the core fleet members to share tips and help others improve their characters is always something that has me shaking my head in sincere admiration for the quality of people we have. It is a joy to know these people. Oh, and the conversations going on in Vent as we are fighting to save the universe….we really could have our own reality show.

On a non-Trek note, I have really been enjoying the Syfy airing of Star Blazers. I’ll have more to say about that later.

If you enjoy Trek fan productions, I implore you to watch Star Trek: Reunion, and marvel at the hard work, dedication and sheer joy the creators put into it. Star Trek: Reunion is a fan-made Star Trek Online machinima (look it up because I’m not explain it) that you have to see to believe. You can view the first episode, "The Gathering Storm," at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BONOjubY48&feature=youtu.be&a

Major props, kudos and a heartfelt, “HUZZAH!” to Oliver V. Smith and so many others for this gem of Trek fanfic. Amazing job to all of you.

Before we reach our final destination, let me say how utterly and completely excited I am that a week from now I will be in Baltimore for Shore Leave 33. I am looking forward to seeing some old friends, and meeting others I have talked to online in person for the first time. I’ll be broadcasting The G and T Show live from the convention, and several Trek authors have already agreed to appear, either live, or sit down to tape an interview for later airing. How frakking cool is that? I mean really!!!!!

I will blog from Shore Leave, so I hope you check in for that.

Then, a month later, I am….*taking a deep breath to calm down*…GOING TO VEGAS BABY! Going for Star Trek Las Vegas Convention!!!

Am I excited?


Are Vulcan women just too damn sexy???

And again, Teri and I will do a live show from the Rio in Vegas. That’s 6 a.m. in Vegas, so if you want to hear two very tired; possibly still drinking Trek fans on the air, that’ll be the show for you.

I cannot tell you how wonderful my life has been on a personal level since I met so many of you, since I decided to accept my geek. I am in your debt for the kindness, love and support you show daily. So many of you mean so much to me.

A final note: T’Pring – I miss you. A lot.

Well, we are approaching the station, as always, thanks for reading. And as always, thanks for riding the Bitter Trolley, and please, remember us for your future travels. Jolan Tru.


  1. Star Blazers is on Sci-Fi now! *runs to program DVR* I'm having trouble waiting for ST: Reunion to hit YouTube. The trailer looks awesome. I might be looking for a new fleet soon; all of my fleeties are playing Rift now and are being wishy-washy about letting me know if they are coming back after S4. You guys recuiting? I wish I could make Vegas with all of you but hopefully next year. It sounds like it'll be a blast.

  2. Dave,

    Star Blazers is on at like 2 a.m. on Thursday (or is it Friday?) I set my DVR so I can watch. They do back-to-back episodes of Quest for Iscandar.

    Hit me up for Caspian Division - do you have Ventrillo? We are a Vent fleet.

    I'll post pics and blog from Vegas, as I am sure so many others will. Maybe you can make it next year!

  3. As per usual my pedal-powered 'puta can't pick up streaming video - is thre some way of getting this as an audio podcast? The video is fun but I don't want to wait for then sit through the Youtube video, I'd much rather listen to it on the train.

    Love ya T!