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new year clarification

Happy New Year, Resistance!

Okay, okay, I’m a few days late, but blame the holidays.

 

With 2011 upon us (and arguably Judgment Day fast approaching), it’s great to know that the drive to support the continuation of The Sarah Connor Chronicles has not been forgotten. Every day, emails still come in, asking about the future of the series and what we’re doing about it. And to be honest, to look around the place, it looks like things have come to a grinding halt here at savethescc.com.

Not true. Time to clear a few things up.

 

Have we given up?

No. There isn’t a day when we don’t hope for and believe in a continuation for the series and I know I speak for myself, my fellow staff and many fans when I say that.

 

Then why aren’t you doing anything?

Honestly, if it were up to me, we’d do big campaigns like the billboard every other week. But, like everything else, it does come down to money. The fandom is amazing and together we’ve accomplished a lot of things since we started in March 2009. But campaigns like the billboard are expensive and it ultimately came down to balancing the effectiveness of expensive campaigns and the cost of them.

 

But what if the fans want to do big campaigns?

We have no doubt that there are fans that still want to do the larger scale campaigns, like the ComicCon campaign or the pre-movie ads. But we also know that a lot of fans ask us how likely it is that we’ll get a continuation or when we’ll get one. And we’d be lying if we said that it doesn’t get harder to keep everyone’s spirits up as time goes on. The truth is that we’re fans too. We don’t have any super secret insider knowledge (as much as we might wish we did) and we’re running on hope too. So when it came to deciding whether or not we should continue planning big campaigns, we had to take into account the fact that financial support for campaigns from the fans (since we’re entirely non-profit) was dwindling at the same time that the Terminator franchise’s legal issues was becoming even more entangled.

 

So you quit?

No. We haven’t quit by any means. What we have decided is to put a hold on organizing large campaigns – though things like the letter and postcard campaigns are of course ongoing indefinitely – until there is news – negative or positive – regarding the future of the Terminator franchise and The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ place in it. We feel that to continue to plan expensive campaigns would be irresponsible of us given the status of the franchise but would like to make it clear that we do keep our eyes on any news regarding the series or the franchise that might demand a loud response from the fans.

In short…no, we’re not going anywhere.

 

So…what are you doing now?

Right now, we’re planning a convention. No, seriously. (And yes, seriously, we are that crazy.) With a (very) tentative date of May 2012, we’re keeping busy with planning a fan convention for The Sarah Connor Chronicles. After all, the least we can do is work to keep the fandom alive, connected, and “right out there.” It’s early days (even though we’re just a year and a half away) so things are still pretty under wraps, but you can make suggestions and discuss here in the forum.

In the meantime? Keep writing letters, sending postcards, come to a viewing party or two, keep in touch with the fandom and keep an eye on us. We’re not going away any time soon.

 

Twitter users can follow the site at @savethescc or you can follow or ask questions of any of us at @aelysian, @roxybisquaint and @schmacky0

 

Fate is for bitches. Also Happy New Year.
– aelysian

the game plan.

So here’s the game plan.

ComicCon. It’s big. It’s loud. It’s four days of fans from a hundred different fandoms – as well as all the major networks – congregating in one location. It’s the perfect opportunity to make noise about our cause with people from around the world that are most likely to care about what we have to say. In other words? It’s one big red bullseye. One that we aim to hit hard.

We have a little over three months to mid-July, when we plan to have the freaking biggest push yet. We don’t want to give away too much, since we’re still brainstorming, planning and talking to vendors, but we’re definitely aiming for something special in Los Angeles as well as a return of the mobile billboard at ComicCon in San Diego. We’ll keep you all updated as things become more solidified.

Until then, we’re building up with weekly campaigns – think the Freaking Big Push 1.0 except longer and less “OMG, what do I have to do today?” – starting with the ever popular traditional letter and postcard campaign. We’ve updated our contacts section with Pacificor’s address and added a new form letter as well as several new postcards. So get mailing, SCC fans! Spread the word to fans far and wide; we know it’s been a long struggle – over a year now! – and we still have a lot ahead of us. Now is the time for the fandom to come together again.

You put one foot in front of the other. Master your fear. Remember the mission.

(And for those community-oriented fans out there, www.resistthefuture.com is looking for staff to help develop the site into a fully functional community centre. Email aelysian@resistthefuture.com if interested.)

So…thoughts? Sound off below.

Holiday Contest Winners and Happy Holidays

This week’s entries were so awesome, we decided on two winners.

Congratulations to Justin MaHaffey and Telestra, Loki and Arianna, winners of our last Holiday Contest! Please contact us at moderators@savethescc.com to claim your prize!

Check out the winning submissions:

Twas the night before Judgment, and all through the building.
Not a human was breathing, not even the children.
All the T-800’s shined up, armed for their fight,
With visions of the Connors, scanning in their sight.
And Sarah with her Mac-11, and Cameron with her Glock,
And little young John, carrying the rest of the stock.
When out of the dark, came a march such of metal,
John turned and fired, blinking before the dust settled.
And the Resistance fighters came from God knows where,
And the Terminators began to fall, keeping a dead stare.
The fires were warm, and the metal was cold,
But little young John remembered what he was told.
He reloaded his gun, and carried all he could take,
As he shouted to all, “No Fate But What We Make!”.

– Justin MaHaffey

 

Reese brothers, Reese brothers, Reese brothers rock,
Bolt rifles swing and metal heads ring.
Snowin’ and blowin’, a bushel of fun,
Now the future war has begun.

Reese brothers, Reese brothers, Reese brothers rock,
We commit crimes and we travel through time.
Stoppin’ this war from happenin’ again
We’re badass men

What a bright time, it’s the right time
To blow SKYNET away.
It’s a bad time, it’s a sad time,
But we’ll fight to see another day

Giddy-up time machines, pick up your feet
Set back the clock
We’ll blow up metal to a jinglin’ beat
That’s the Reese brothers rock

Reese brothers, Reese brothers, Reese brothers rock,
We commit crimes and we travel through time.
Stoppin’ this war from happenin’ again
We’re badass men

What a bright time, it’s the right time
To blow SKYNET away.
It’s a bad time, it’s a sad time
But we’ll fight to live another day

Giddy-up time machines; pick up your feet;
Set back the clock.
We’ll blow up metal to a jinglin’ beat;
That’s the Reese brothers That’s the Reese brothers That’s the Reese brothers rock!

– Telestra, Loki and Arianna

 

Thanks to everyone who participated, and happy holidays to all of you wonderful SCC fans. We hope you all have safe and happy holidays and we’ll see you in the new year with a new campaign. Get ready!

Holiday Contest: Carol Rewrite

Our third Holiday Contest: Hope has closed! The winners are as follows:

Fanart – Daniel Lopez
Fanvid -TOK-715

Congratulations! Please contact us at moderators@savethescc.com to claim your prize.

 

Tonight also kicks off our fourth and last holiday contest to win a copy of the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles soundtrack.

This week’s contest starts today and ends at Noon Eastern Standard Time on Sunday December 20th. It’s open to all fans and the winner will be decided by our staff.

Week Four: Deck The Halls With…A Nine Millimetre?

This week’s challenge is to rewrite any holiday carol with a Sarah Connor Chronicles theme. Whether it be Frosty the Cyborg or Here Comes Sarah Connor, have fun and be inventive!

Note: You must post links to your work as a comment to this post.

Holiday Contest: Hope

Tonight kicks off our third holiday contest!

We’ve got a very creative fandom so here’s another opportunity to win a copy of The Sarah Connor Chronicles soundtrack!

This week’s contest starts today and ends at Noon Eastern Standard Time on Sunday December 13th. It’s open to all fans and the winner will be decided by our staff.

Week Three: Hope

Make a fanvid, write a fic or draw/paint/create a work of fanart with the theme of “hope”. It’s a central theme to both The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the holiday season.

We’ll be giving away three soundtracks this week, for the top fanvid, fanfiction and fanart created by the fans.

Note: You must post links to your work as a comment to this post. All links must be lead to a submission that is clearly identifiable as being authored by the same person that is commenting. No other forms of submission will be considered.

“Caption This” Winner

Our second Holiday Contest: Caption This has closed! Congratulations to ottovw! Please contact us at moderators@savethescc.com to claim your prize.

Check out the winning captions below:

1. cap4

Let’s see. It says here… “that the ‘Weaver Stance’ is a two-handed technique in which the dominant hand holds the pistol, and the support hand wraps around the dominant.” Ok. We’re good so far.

 

2. cap13

John… its that guy again… I think he REALLY wants you to sign up for that ‘overdraft’ protection.

 

3. cap16

Cameron, I don’t want to check you shielded nuclear power source right now. I- I’ve got a headache.

 

4. cap18

Mom! Mom. Its Cameron, she-she’s… ironing.

 

5. cap20

Remember, Savannah, when you eat ‘peeps’ you have to bite theirs heads off first, or they will eat their way back out of your stomach.

 

6. cap21
Mr Ellison, did you forget to put your pants on again, this morning?

 

7. cap22
See Cameron, by defeating but not killing Darth Vader, Luke became a Jedi…

 

8. cap24

That was a mighty fine tuna salad sandwich. Now if only some crises were to come along to make my day complete… like the disappearance of a child… John Henry? I’ve got an idea.

 

Holiday Contest: Caption This

And tonight starts our second holiday contest!

This week’s contest starts today and ends at Noon Eastern Standard Time on Sunday December 6th. It’s open to all fans and the winner will be decided by our staff.

The prize: The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Soundtrack.

Week Two: Caption This

Caption all of the below screencaps from The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Be creative, be funny! And please try to be tasteful. (Click on each image to view larger.)

Note: You must post your captions as a comment to this post. No other forms of submission will be considered.

1. cap4

2. cap13

3. cap16

4. cap18

5. cap20

6. cap21

7. cap22

8. cap24

“Finish the Sentence” Winner

Our first Holiday Contest has closed and the winner has been chosen! Congratulations to Kelbesh! Please contact us at moderators@savethescc.com so we can send you your prize.

Check out the winning submission to Finish The Sentence:

  1. Sarah Connor is so badass, she could kick T800’s ass.
  2. Cameron thinks her chip is a tight present.
  3. If Derek owned a hotdog stand, he’d name it: Hang in there, Doggy.
  4. If you let him surf with the demo, John will totally shoot you in the head.
  5. Derek’s new word for what he and Jesse did is “rabipt” (Run Away Before I Pull the Trigger!).
  6. John: “Mom, dreaming about sleep clinic is crazy, even for you!”
  7. Sarah hates Skynet, but she loves slapping Cameron.
  8. Cameron could kill you with a(n) pencil and then use it to write a note for you.
  9. Besides Sarah, Catherine really thinks everyone who watched stupid shows instead of TSCC is a bitch.
  10. Ellison will not do the devil’s work, but he’ll gladly work for mimetic-adhesive poly-alloy.
  11. If Savannah got three new chickies, she’d name them: George Laszlo, Cromartie and John Henry

 

Honourable Mentions:

4. If you mention “Oedipus complex,” John will totally shoot you in the head.
– rref

11. If Savannah got three new chickies, she’d name them: K, F and C.
– Myron stark

1. Sarah Connor is so badass, she could kick “Jack Bauer’s” ass.
– TacticalUnit

1. Sarah Connor is so badass, she could kick Edward Cullen’s ass.
– Telestra, Loki and Arianna

2. Cameron thinks WD40 is a tight present.
– R.Daneel_Olivaw

3. If Derek owned a hotdog stand, he’d name it: More Bark for your Bite.
– Darkknight

 

We’ll be putting up the second Holiday Contest later tonight, so get ready!

Holiday Contest: Finish The Sentence

We know it’s been a little quiet around here, difficult as it is to campaign during the madness of the holiday season and while we’re working on a campaign set to launch this January as well as a new initiative to support and encourage fan activity, in the meantime, we’ll be running weekly contests here from now through December , to keep the Sarah Connor Chronicles spirits high during the season.

This week’s contest starts today and ends at 12PM Eastern Standard Time on Saturday November 28th. It’s open to all fans and the winner will be decided by our staff.

The prize: The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Soundtrack.

 

Week One: Finish The Sentence

Finish the sentence! We’re not looking for quotes, just the most original, most creative sentences you can come up with!

Note: You must post your completed sentences as a comment to this post. No other forms of submission will be considered.

  1. Sarah Connor is so badass, she could kick _____’s ass.
  2. Cameron thinks _____ is a tight present.
  3. If Derek owned a hotdog stand, he’d name it: _____.
  4. If you _____, John will totally shoot you in the head.
  5. Derek’s new word for what he and Jesse did is _____.
  6. John: “Mom, ____ is crazy, even for you!”
  7. Sarah hates Skynet, but she loves _____.
  8. Cameron could kill you with a(n) _____.
  9. Besides Sarah, Catherine really thinks ____ is a bitch.
  10. Ellison will not do the devil’s work, but he’ll gladly work for______.
  11. If Savannah got three new chickies, she’d name them: _____, _____ and _____.

Limited USB drives available!

First of all, thank you to everyone that has purchased a Cameron CPU USB drive. We hope that you are pleased with the product. We understand that many aspects could be improved such as metal materials or a higher GB capacity but we want you all to understand that if we did those things the price of the drive would be much higher. We wanted to keep the cost down while maintaining a high quality so that more people could afford it.

For people who purchased on October 1st or later please note that the drives are on backorder. They are in production now and should be delivered to us the first week of December.

If you haven’t yet purchased a Cameron CPU USB drive and have been thinking about it, well think fast! We only have approximately 20 USB drives left until we are completely sold out. You can order them here.