Cloudbuster Century (postponed)
replaced by photo scavenger hunt reconnaissance (postponed)
replaced by Indoor Roller-Skating Mission (successful, but too short)
turns into relaxed combo of mission-meets-MRC productivity & slack (with 15-minute collaborative chopper build for Nosepicker & Stogie
), lots of progress on storage & tools organization in the new Fort Tyler, tacked on with the addition of "Skunks's Midnight Convenience Store Run in Pre-Hurricane Irene", thwarted by destination shuttered for the storm, improvisatory navigational change to Porter Square CVS...
- and on & on ...
- XOX -
- witness to hot MRC action & first leg of the journey called "Operation Skunk on the Loose"
- the temptation of ZyGoat cheesecake lured me to my home Fort.
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The gospel according to Retard:
We went to the fort in a city battening down for a hurricane. No hurricane appeared. We did a lot of MRC and then fooled around in the fort for an hour or so after nominal launch. Then there was still no hurricane so we went to ride. Skunk was being a BIG PUSSY and only wanted to go to the corner store for cigarettes. But it was closed and there were NO CIGARETTES. So we went to Porter Constellation for them, where Nosepicker christened M.A.N.T.I.S. with an exploding can of XXXTREME ENERGY DRINX, also soaking Metoikos's lower torso. And there was still no hurricane and now Skunk had cigarettes. We went back to the fort because Lazarus's radiobox wasn't working well and on the way Retard ejected hard. Dr Claw sort of fixed the radiobox and Retard put stuff on the road rash, while several pilots played musical ships.
Then Skunk got HAPPY and we rode a LOT. Lazarus's radiobox was still kind of not working but eventually Retard fixed it. It was super nice Earth weather, little radiation and heavy fog and perfect temps. We wiggled all over Camberville and went to a lot of cool places that Wombat knows. We even spotted a frickin' FOX and briefly gave chase through the MIT campus. There wasn't much food but it was happy to see us. Oh, and we saw people building way cool wood constructions at MIT including a merry-go-round and a flat roller coaster and a Viking ship ride. It's all supposed to be working on Monday so you should go ride on it.
Nosepicker: Builder for M.A.N.T.I.T.S.
Stogie: Builder for M.A.N.T.I.S.
Ichirinsya: Chic for rockin' a PFD and (for reals) a paddle.
Skunk: Chic for his matchy-matchy acid-green Carhartt rainsuit.
(photos by Stogie and Metoikos)
Several pilots changed ships after the first leg of the mission.
Skunk On The Loose
Skunk – Anger
DrClaw – Yer Mom
Threespeed – Annihilation
Nosepicker – M.A.N.T.I.S.