Operation
Shiny Metals
"Sidwell!"


Lined up in tight formation on Ft. Joy's launch pad, many pilots were
wearing their fancy spacesuits for this special occasion. The fleet
was truly a sight to behold. Nosepicker christened his new ship
"Chumlee," and
we were off!


Soon after liftoff, the fleet observed an oncoming transport nearly
impact a civilian space station. This crisis was averted when the
transport operator fired retrograde engines at full thrust a few
seconds before impact, and the fleet continued on their way.


Shortly thereafter we attracted a floatie named Sidwell. This was no
average floatie though. He had been out on a space walk and managed
to keep pace with the fleet for almost the entire mission
sans-a-spaceship! He must have had some sort of advanced alien
technology to allow him to keep pace with us while we were traveling
at warp speed. He even weathered a localized radiation storm,
completely unscathed!


While landing SKP Bonnie & Clyde at a refueling station in the Central
Constellation, Wombat, whose shields were down, suffered a minor high
altitude collision with a low-hanging sign at Luna Coolidge Cleaners,
resulting in a flesh wound. Retard promoted the enjoyment of minor
first aid while the rest of us went on shore leave. Pilots Pecan and
Resonator were spotted at this location wearing subspace entertainment
inspired spacesuits. They were likely invoved in some sort of covert
distress call.


We then took off for the Boston System and landed there to perform the
awards ceremony. Before the ceremony Civitron was knighted to much
fanfare. It doesn't seem like he will have much trouble endeavoring
to be a super hero... Many awards were then bestowed, but the highest
honor went to h4ckw0r+h. His Iron Cog award was a very small version
of ARP Synesthesia. He attempted to fly it around a bit but decided
it was slightly too small for successful space travel.


Just as we were preparing to launch for our return flight, Killgore
inconspicuously traded his ship and spacesuit for Sidwell's spacesuit.
Many of us were fooled by the old spacesuit switcheroo, especially as
Killgore managed to unlock its power immediately and keep up with the
fleet for a portion of our trip back to base. We eagerly await his
report on the workings of this strange alien technology.


After landing back at the fort, Y.T. brought forward her baby maggot
Whydah. Many puns over his choice of call sign ensued. Finally,
Fleet Admiral Skunk commended us for winding down the season with such
a professionally flown mission.


Glory was reached, the Funk was handily Busted!

Pilot Ship Points Promotion
Bendy Dirty Dino 156.2  
Civitron Compliance 294.23   Petty Officer 3rd Class
DrClaw Annihilation 0  
Fleet Admiral Skunk Cloudbuster 921.811  
hackworth Synesthesia 600.006  
Keebler Curb Burner 0  
Killgore Swamp Thing 0  
Kpafun Civilianship 109.82  
Leotard Trinity 347.061   Admiral
moose LokiDucker 378.023   Captain
Nosepicker Chumlee 234.98   Lieutenant, Junior Grade
Q Summer 295.463  
SadieBlake Mad Rabbit 561.46   Rear Admiral, Upper Half
SelfDestruct Delirium 429.006   Admiral
Stogie Vindaloo 470.9   Commodore
Threespeed Iron Butterfly 187.958  
Treekiller chlorophyll 317.2  
Trogdor Catastrophe 356.718   Petty Officer 2nd Class
vomit Famine 489.009  
whydah Chastity 0   Recruit
Wombat Bonnie & Clyde 571.971   Lieutenant, Junior Grade
yt SecretAsianSCULly 251.009  
ZyGoat Mjollnir 0  
Mission Task Pilot
Airlock Fleet Admiral Skunk
Chalk Bag Treekiller
ComSat Monkey Stogie
Damage Control Threespeed
Deck Officer Diva
Filmer hackworth
Flat Bag SelfDestruct
Food Wrangler hackworth
Medi Bag Leotard
Minister of Zoobs DrClaw
Mission Leader Fleet Admiral Skunk
Mission Reporter DrClaw
MRC Officer Fleet Admiral Skunk
Navigator SadieBlake
RadioBox A hackworth
Skynet Operator (post-mission) Wombat
Sticker Bag Civitron
Still Cam Stogie
Tailgunner vomit
Tool Bag Trogdor
Wookiee Bag Wombat
Division: MAD
Date: 10/23/2010
Status: Success 
Origin: Fort Joy
Destination: Glory and Awards
Light Years: 13.48
G-Well Activity: 1.05
Technical Rating: 2.81