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Old April 18 2005, 04:29 PM   #20
Let the Good Times Roll!!
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Re: Welcome new Voyager fans!

Hello forum. My name is 1001001, and I'm a VOY-aholic.

It started innocently enough. Watching the show weekly during it's first run. But then I started looking forward to it more and more. Soon, I was watching reruns of episodes I had just seen six weeks before.

Well, you all know how these stories go. Before I knew it, syndication came, and I was fixing every day. Taping episodes I already knew by heart, calling in sick for the two-parters. My wife said she was worried, but I told her to "LEAVE ME ALONE! IT'S MY LIFE!"

It wasn't long after that I was spending 3-4 hours a day on the internet, cruising Voyager sites wherever I could find them. Downloading wav files of "Resistance is futile!" and "Eat this or I'll shove it down the gullet of your corpse!". When I heard Janeway was in Star Trek: Nemesis, I found myself driving past video stores...that weren't on the way home...

Once I actually became a moderator of the Voyager Forum, I knew I had hit rock bottom. I lost my job, my family didn't recognize me. I was lying on the floor in a fetal position mumbling incoherently about tri-cobalt devices and ablative armor. Finally my family and friends had an intervention. As they typed in my resignation for me, erased my episode tapes, unplugged my computer, and dragged me away to get professional help, all I could do was just kept screaming "More time travel! More time travel!" over and over again.

Well, I'm happy to say that today, with the help of de-programming therapy and several serious medications, my life is manageable again. Voyager is no longer in syndication where I live, the J Team is dead, and my Janeway/Seven of Nine ornaments now only come out during the actual Christmas season. I'm much better now. I want you all to know there is hope. Life is good again. My family is back together, and my wife trusts me completely...

*Hey! Get away from that drawer!!! No, those are NOT Voyager DVD's!!! Who gave you permission to look in there?!?! LEAVE ME ALONE! IT'S MY LIFE!!!!!!!!*

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States...The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge'.” - Isaac Asimov
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