Operation
Buzz Kill
MRC at Hive Tyler was buzzing as SCUL's busy bees polished their wings in preparation of National Honey Bee Day! Cpt. Piranha led the charge toward a hopeful victory. Many pilots were dressed for the occasion. Black and yellow. Black and yellow. Black and yellow! Some bee-dazzled their attire with shiny electrical tape, but eager Civi-drone tried particularly hard to entice the queen bee with his strategically placed stripes and backward stinger. Baby-larvae Bleeder was introduced as he suckled our collective royal jelly, and fancy-pants LCdr. DreadFlint, clad in yellow electrical tape and a tux-bee-do so sharp it stung, rechristened the reforged "Bee"ber Fever, Justin time for launch. (Wait... that's not a bee pun.) Time to crank up the Bee Gees!

The droning buzz of bee puns was deafening as the swarm was swept up in a frenzied excitement! We buzzed through the Davis System to the pleasant surprise of the many civilians, eager for the sharp sting of our hive-hives! From there, Cdr. Nosepicker navigated his fellow hive-mates through the neighboring Cambridge System and onto the dormant cells of the Radcliffe honeycombs, awaiting the arrival of new brood. We docked for fuel somewhere between Central and Inman to consume packaged honey, and Adm. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaane Thuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunderwooooooolf surveyed the local flora for potential harvest the entire night. Buzzing through MIT, a floater was caught up in the electrostatic charge of our thorax. We pollinated his imagination, ensured that he was sufficiently bee-stickered, and released him back into the wild.

At a playground surrounded by flowers, we were in bee heaven! However, we were surprised by a sudden burst of rain from some sprinklers. Now, as we all know, bees can't fly in the rain. The water weighs us down. In fact, it's a wonder we can fly at all! Once the rain stopped, a little waggle dance was enough to shake the water from our wings. Then, we were off to the Charlestown System for what may be the "World's Largest Band Saw!" Is it true? Who knows! What's it like? It was like a small band saw... only BIGGER and... COVERED IN BEES! SCPO Dillweed climbed that big band saw all the way to the top and was followed by many clambering workers and drones, but didn't find a single trumpet or bass, anywhere.

Flying back toward Inman, Ens. Cobb of the Starchaser Division clipped her wings and spilled her honey! Emergency protocol initiated, she was transported to safety, thanks to the collective efforts of Threes"bee"d, Talbot, Bane Thunderwolf, Red Squirel and hive queen Piranha. Just to name a few. Once the smoke had cleared, it was time to begin the der-bee! Dillweed and Nosepicker won, but aren't we all winners, really? Then Saphron, Red Squirrel and Sprocket each had a taste of the hive life on their first HARV test flight. Don't worry. They weren't too buzzed to fly. All in all, it was a "bee"-u-tiful night, filled with stings, wings, and other bee-related words for excitement. And though it was technically a failure, we all left feeling like cham-"bee"-ons!
Pilot Ship Points Promotion
BaneThunderwolf Cor Leonis 483.31  
Bleeder Ez Raider 0   Recruit
Civitron Artemis 202.587  
Cobb Mjollnir 289.259   Ensign
dillweed Pestilence 330.347   Senior Chief Petty Officer
dogi Mad Rabbit 259.738   Captain
DreadFlint Bieber Fever 223.924   Commander
Fleet Admiral Skunk Cloudbuster 1031.47  
hackworth Torpor 562.969  
Leotard Trinity 523.473  
Nosepicker Darkendank 350.594   Commander
Piranha Raw Deal 493.694   Captain
Red Squirrel Centvrion 0  
Saphron Swamp Thing 0  
Sprocket One Night Stand 287.162   Petty Officer 3rd Class
talbot Dr. Love 150.52   Lieutenant
Threespeed Iron Butterfly 204.814  
Tyrian NEPTR 138.584   Ensign
Wombat Vertigo 363.812  
yt SecretAsianSCULly 206.299   Vice Admiral
Zappa Greed 309.891   Petty Officer 2nd Class
Mission Task Pilot
Airlock Leotard
Chalk Bag Cobb
ComSat Monkey hackworth
Damage Control Leotard
Deck Officer BaneThunderwolf
Filmer hackworth
Flat Bag Bleeder
Medi Bag Red Squirrel
Mission Leader Piranha
Mission Reporter Sprocket
MRC Officer Fleet Admiral Skunk
Navigator Nosepicker
RadioBox A Leotard
Sticker Bag BaneThunderwolf
Still Cam Piranha
Tailgunner dillweed
Tool Bag Zappa
Wookiee Bag dogi
Division: MAD
Date: 08/17/2013
Status: Failure 
Origin: Fort Tyler
Destination: Multiversal Honeybee Nite!
Light Years: 15.2434
G-Well Activity: 1.896
Technical Rating: 4.356