User talk:Forestbender

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Greetings, Forestbender, and welcome to Battlestar Wiki! I hope you enjoy your stay with us and am looking forward to your contributions to the Wiki! Why not begin by telling us a bit about yourself on your own user page?

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Thank you for joining us! Hope to see you soon! --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 03:27, 1 March 2008 (CST)

Battlestar Pegasus

My name isn't battlestar-specific either, as I too have tried to maintain a consistent identity for my online presence. (Not too many people pick up on the Battletech reference anymore.) However, that's not really why I piped in... I noticed that you mentioned that you do BSG-related art at deviantart, and I thought I'd go ahead and welcome you to submit any of your BSG work to Battlestar Pegasus. While Battlestar Wiki isn't a place for fan art, Battlestar Pegasus is striving to be a place where BSG fans can bring their creative works together, hopefully becoming a Battlestar Wiki for fan-derived work. It's run by the same people (mostly Joe), and I've been doing a little work over there helping to adapt BattlestarCentral's bulletin-board collaborative fiction to the wiki format. Joe's also got some scripts (published and otherwise) from the older series up. I'm not aware of any fan art that's up there, and I'm sure Joe would love it if you'd check it out. --Steelviper 11:18, 1 March 2008 (CST)

Thanks for your contribution to BSP! If you check out the Portal:Fan Art over there you'll find your entry as the "selected picture". That portal is obviously heavily under construction, but feel free to add to it (I imagine you've got some leads on web resources) or offer suggestions. Also... I'm not quite sure how we're going to organize the fan art. We could do categories (Category:Pictures by Forestbender), galleries (Gallery of Pictures by Forestbender, perhaps located in your user space so you could edit it without interference), or maybe a little of both. I'll run it by Joe and see if he has any ideas. --Steelviper 16:39, 1 March 2008 (CST)
To upload an image (or whatever) at BSP, just click on the toolbox in the left toolbar once you're logged in. The "upload file" should be under there. --Steelviper 17:02, 6 March 2008 (CST)

College Credit

Unfortunately, ever since "the incident" (something involving double-secret probation, a toga party, and a horse) Battlestar Wiki (and its parent organization, FrakMedia) have lost any college accreditation that we once had. While we can't give out college credit (and any degrees conferred by the Battlestar Wiki are pretty much worth the paper they're printed on, plus ink/toner), publishing on Battlestar Pegasus does provide another avenue for artists to have their work seen by others, to network with other artists (and authors, etc), and do so without sacrificing the licensing/copyright on their work. If we can attract the same quality of contributors to BSP that we have at BW, it should be a Battlestar Galactica destination in short order. --Steelviper 16:27, 7 March 2008 (CST)

Response

A response to your fanart query is up on my talk page. --Steelviper 22:14, 8 March 2008 (CST)

Just saying hello

Hello Mr. Viper,

Sorry I haven't been contributing to BSP. I've been busy writing a report on the Coelacanth (the fossil fish found thriving at thriving at the bottom of the ocean. It's actually pretty interesting stuff). Anyway, just saying hello. Hope you don't mind.

Took the survey. Hope I win. I've been trying to get a hold of the soundtrack for a while.

-Forestbender