A.C. Slater is Zach Morris' best friend, former contestant of "Dancing With the Stars" and is essentially Appleseed (John)'s avatar at Dragon*Con. Like the fictional Johnny Appleseed who sowed throughout the land, he was responsible for leaving safety pamphlets about sexually-transmitted diseases under random hotel room doors. At 3 AM in the morning, though, some people didn't seem to think that was very funny.
The Colonial Fleet's birthday. Our group was formed on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, so we celebrate our anniversary on every Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Which happens to fall conveniently on Dragon*Con weekend...
Black Panty Brigade
In “The Woman King”, Sharon Agathon was literally caught with her pants down checking up on a troubled and insomniac Helo. Ever since the black panties made their debut, Athena (Kris) has been promoting them like they're going out of style. Any woman in this Fleet who rocks them essentially belongs in the brigade. Also known as: Black Panty Squad.
The Colonial News Network. This rag-tag media duo consists of Rhett (Southpaw) and Amy (Bookworm). They gather footage at large TCF gatherings, interview our survivors, and later report back with their findings. If you heard about the news today, they probably made it up yesterday.
Colonial Pyramid League
Also known as the CPL. The Colonial Pyramid League is our fan-made, professional (*knock on wood*) pyramid sports league made out of sheer awesomeness. We represent each of the Twelve Colonies: Aerelon Outlaws, Aquaria Atlanteans, Canceron Sharks, Caprica Buccaneers, Gemenon Mystics, Leonis Royals, Libris Supernovas, Picon Panthers, Sagittaron Centaurs, Scorpia Stingers, Tauron Tigers, Virgon Venoms. For more info, visit the Pyramid Teams forum.
Short for Divine Devils, a costuming group division within TCF. This is what the all-women combat unit, F.A.S.T. (Fleet Anti-Terrorist Strike Team) is more commonly known as. There is a uniform list, but the only requirement is black panties, which are enforced through panty checks. Also known as: Divine Devils, Lady Jarheads.
"Don't get all weird about it."
A request to "back off" or "tone it down". This term of endearment is used to pacify cantankerous motherfrakkers (aka your best friend) who is either: 1) taking something too seriously, 2) getting too sentimental, 3) causing unnecessary drama, or 4) wanting to be too emotionally close. It keeps weird behavior at bay - when you hear this, it means back off.
This is pretty much self-explanatory - Eggroll (Dave) has himself a dedicated harem. Can you blame him, when he frakking pulled panties out of nowhere in front of a stunned Dragon*Con 2007 crowd? Check Out: The video called “Apollo's Walk-Off”, available on our website.
In most cases (like here on the Quorum), it means "edited to add". But it could also stand for good old "estimated time of arrival".
There are basically two kinds of gatherings here at TCF: formal and informal. Frak parties are smaller, informal gatherings that takes place in someone's home or a public site. Their purpose ranges from seeing episodes together in small groups to having barbecues to celebrating holidays together to plain excuses for getting drunk. Anything goes and anyone is welcomed.
Hot Dog's Herpes
Ever since canon Hot Dog has been scratching at his pants on the show, we have given our own TCF Hot Dog (Tarl) all the shit in the world for it.
"I hate you all, I'm quitting the Fleet."
You may not have been there when Apollo (Louis) said this while he was sick from his first cigar and after the Fleet took pictures of him on the toilet like the bastards that we are, but you can still use this phrase whenever the pressures of the world are bearing down on you and you feel like you want to quit us. You big baby. You can't quit us.
Inspired by the LOLCat macros, these are funny pictures of colonials with appropriate captions. A contest for LOLFleet photos was held after Dragon*Con 2007 - all of the entries can be found on the TCF Gallery.
Major Venture's Stairwell
On the last day of Dragon*Con 06, when the Fleet formed for the very first time, Venture was sent on a mission to retrieve a deck of cards for some bored colonials. He disappeared for almost an hour and came back with a mighty story of how he was trapped in the stairwell by Cylons. Since then, we've had to have the Marines save him. Check Out: The video called “Major Venture's Stairwell” (see Apollo to download it).
Military Pyramid League
Similar to the civilian pyramid league, the CPL, the MPL consists of rival pyramid teams in the military. Currently, there is the Colonial Fleet Topguns and the Cylon Annihilators. For more info, visit the Pyramid Teams forum.
A Divine Devil's procedure. Athena will, at random, ask a Divine Devil: "Marine, what do you hear?" to which the proper response is: "Black panties in the rain, sir!" This is to ensure the Lady Jarhead is in "proper uniform"...
More often than not, any mention of "The Parade" is referring to our participation in the Dragon*Con Parade that year, which takes place annually in Atlanta. In 2007, our group was the first contingent in the fandom to assemble a BSG presence at that parade.
When you hear people around here talking about “The BSG Party” or even simply “The Party”, chances are they're referring to our event in Dragon*Con 2007 called The Colonial Party. In attendance were Jamie Bamber (Apollo), Mark Sheppard (Romo Lampkin), Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol), Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek), and Dr. Kevin Grazier - science advisor to the show. The Party was a big deal because it was held during our 1st Anniversary and was our first major group effort for any convention. (Over six months of planning.) ...Or maybe because Jamie and Mark were mixing drinks behind the bar that evening!
Used as an exultation when something is to be dominated completely. The phrase originated from Chief (Chris) and Coyote (Juliana) at Dragon*Con 2007, when they were discussing "tearing the face off of something", which reminded them of the movie "Face/Off", which lead to a new phrase being coined. Example: "The Colonial Fleet will Travolta/Cage any frakking party you got!" Check out: The video instruction made by Chief - there's a hand motion to go with it.
Twinkies are what you tease your superior officers with, especially ones that are dropping the ball with their health. Keep jumping.
Apollo (Louis) started this at Dragon*Con and the tradition will likely continue in some form or another at future gatherings. Similar to the walk-offs in the movie "Zoolander", contestants line up and give their best runway walk for a crowd of willing on-lookers. The winner receives glory and fame, or in Eggroll's case, a harem. Check Out: The video called “Apollo's Walk-Off”, available on our website.
"You wanna be us, but you can't be us!"
When colonials get together to dance like fools, sing off-key, and swig ambrosia, it's called multi-tasking. It's also perfectly acceptable within our social norms. This song is best sung when drunk, when our self-important love gets the better of us. Though TCF sets out to prove that we have nothing to prove, we nonetheless believe in having a good time and doing random shit like this. The origin of this song is from "Grey's Anatomy", when Christina pwns a hotdog eating contest. Check out: The video "You Wanna Be Us" from Athena. But only if you're not sober.