Operation
Hot Night Squirt Gun Fight!
After a launch prep involving many late arrivals and the return of Nosepicker, 19 pilots started from the launchpad with squirtguns at the ready. Ravensson mounted a colossal water bazooka on MRW Mad Rabbit, and AceHole toted two huge pump-action guns aquired from Ee Bay. On the launchpad, it was realized that Tyrian had forgotten to show his baby maggot Inefficiency (or was it Efficiency?) where the chalk bag was and dashed back with Compliance to get it while she introduced herself.

Two new ships were christened before takeoff. Tanager poured matcha on a cute little knee-crushing wheelie monster named Paprika, the first ship of wing KWH (Kinetic Wired Hackjobs). Lordmcfuzz made the power move of navigating on a new ship, Super Hardon Collider, which announces itself with a very, very impressive, long, pink...fork. Good luck fitting that 4-inch tire in a dock! Pilots who did not want to be soaked marked themselves with derby ribbon.

Plans for Toscanini's ice cream molecules were foiled by MECHANICALAPALOOZA, starting with a chain drop on the launch pad. Further fleet-stopping shenanigans included Ravensson's bucket jettisoning from his cargo pack, and Skunk falling off Cloudbuster when a bird (aka Paprika's 20" primary thruster) got caught in the massive Cloudbuster's navi thruster. Shortly after making sure the Fleet Admiral was okay, RadMax burned up after Rapscallion's navi thruster ran afoul of a large pothole and down went Rapscallion, pilot and all; said pilot's headfirst flight over the helm earned her a Medal of Injury. All in all, there were 8 total mechanicals on the mission.

Snacks and ice cream molecules were finally acquired at Luna 7-11, where some pilots took time to admire the great view of planet Mars next to the Moon. Lordmcfuzz led a serpentine path through MIT, re-routing when a big gay dance party (but not *the* Big Gay Dance Party) forced us to go around. Tyrian and Inefficiency burned up shortly afterwards.

At last the fleet docked at a playground with unfortunately non-functional fountains but lots of room and interesting structures for a H2O battle the likes of which some of us had never seen before. Ravensson and AceHole were very generous in letting other pilots have a turn with the Big Guns, and all who wanted to be soaked were duly soaked. (Wombat took shelter in a slide.) The Fleet Admiral was soaked twice over: after being blasted with water, Ravensson doused him with a full bucket. Unfortunately, DrClaw's poking around the fountain controls did not yield any further H20 from the ground, but mission objective #1 was achieved.

Mission Objective #2 was delayed when Ravensson's MacGyvered bazooka holster needed additional MacGyvering with the help of excess. THe fleet took over a parking lot where some pilots partook in Glorious Derby, first of the squirt gun variety and then of the grab-the-ribbon variety. Nosepicker's aggressive flying knocked many a pilot (or at least their feet) to the ground, but excess triumphed multiple times. (I think. I could barely see.)

We returned to the fort at Late O'Clock. Snow was awarded a Medal of Valor for his swift flight to retrieve Ravensson's lost jacket, and Ravensson was nominated for Patronage for gifting us with so much H2O. Skunk awarded each pilot 50 extra points as hazard pay, and so ended Mechanical: The Musical.

Hot Night Squirt Gun Fight



By Msmoon

To be sung pretty loudly:

Hot night
Squirt gun fight
We gotta get away
You know
You wanna go
Thats all i’m gonna say
Sweet night
Ships in flight
Turn all those streetlights on
We ride on the darker side
Ride till the mornin comes

Lets get up get out, yeah now the sun is down
Lets get up get out we can fly around this town
All of the nights i ride these streets with you
Someone just tell me where we’re flying to
Lets get up get out lets fly around this town

Riding around
Coolin it down
Takin the back roads
Without a sound
Ride through the squares
High-fives and stares
Raid the night bakeries
Everyone shares

Lets get up get out, yeah now the sun is down
Lets get up get out we can fly around this town
All of the nights i ride these streets with you
Someone just tell me where we’re flying to
Lets get up get out lets fly around this town
Pilot Ship Points Promotion
AceHole Temerity 173.439   Petty Officer 1st Class
Antlers Pale Horse 492.469   Master Chief Petty Officer
DrClaw Shockwave 369.844   Lieutenant, Junior Grade
Epsilon Yer Mom 278.439   Petty Officer 2nd Class
excess Saint Christopher 420.89   Petty Officer 1st Class
Fleet Admiral Skunk Cloudbuster 522.189   Rear Admiral, Upper Half
Inefficiency War 0   Recruit
Lordmcfuzz Super Hardon Collider 726.572   Admiral
Nosepicker G.I. Jane 154.402   Recruit
PrettyMetal El Guapo 0  
RadMax Rapscallion 246.049   Senior Chief Petty Officer
Ravensson Mad Rabbit 457.064   Aviator First Class
Red Squirrel Curb Burner 336.27   Petty Officer 1st Class
Rocket 88 558.258   Ensign
Snow Deep Blue Dream 91.5107  
Tanager Paprika 467.506   Chief Petty Officer
TUFF N TINY Sloth 0  
Tyrian Compliance 288.981   Aviator
Wombat ATM Machine 298.49   Lieutenant, Junior Grade
Mission Task Pilot
Airlock Rocket
Cleaner Lordmcfuzz
Compressor Wrangler Tyrian
ComSat Monkey Antlers
Damage Control DrClaw
Deck Officer Tanager
Deck Officer Asst. Ravensson
Flat Bag PrettyMetal
Medi Bag RadMax
Minister of Zoobs Ravensson
Mission Leader Fleet Admiral Skunk
Mission Pinner RadMax
Mission Reporter Tanager
Navigator Lordmcfuzz
RadioBox A Fleet Admiral Skunk
Radiobox B DrClaw
Recycler Red Squirrel
Stellar Cartographer Lordmcfuzz
Sticker Bag Epsilon
Still Cam Rocket
Tailgunner Red Squirrel
Tool Bag Antlers
Wookiee Bag Ravensson
Division: MAD
Date: 06/30/2018
Status: Success 
Origin: Fort Tyler
Destination: The wet look
Light Years: 11.4902
G-Well Activity: 0.3798
Technical Rating: 1.3275