January 30, 2013

Post of the Month--January 2013

It's time to announce the first Post of the Month for the year and for January the award goes to a player who has been with us for a little over a month. However, in that month he has gotten off to an excellent start with some great quality posts.

Here's one of them:

"Sing us a song, you're the pianoman..." Alex hummed as he sat on the deck of a shuttlecraft, working on calibrating the power distribution system. Ever since they had replaced the EPS conduits due to cannibalizing parts in the last mission, there was a notable performance deviation with the shuttles. He had managed to track the problem back to the new conduits; for some reason, there was a partial block after the engines and power was being siphoned off before reaching the rest of the systems. You'd think this would be an engineer's problem...he mused, leaning against the bulkhead and entering readings from his scanner into a PADD.

Making a few small adjustments to the flow regulator, Alex slowly got up, stretching his sore muscles. It had been a rough night, and his body was now hinting at what his mind couldn't remember. "...Sing us a song tonight...Well, we're all in the mood for a melody..." Moving over to the pilot seat, he sat down and powered up the shuttle, waiting for the automatic pre-flight check to run it's course. Comparing the new information with his PADD, he smiled with satisfaction. That's a bit better. Shutting her down, he glanced quickly at the chronometer before the panel went blank. One down, one to go, Alex thought, going to pack up his equipment. Right on time. He was looking forwards to the end of his shift; there were rumors of a live band in the mess for that evening and he didn't want to miss it.

Even though he was still new to the ship, Alex felt a slight tremble under his feet as they entered warp before the inertial dampeners compensated. His Chief had mentioned that it was a little quirk of Gibson's, and no matter what the engineering team did, she would always let her crew know while jumping to top speed. Idly wondering where they were heading in such a hurry, he finished packing up his kit and headed to the other Type-9 for round two. "...And you've got us feeling alright...La La Lalalala..."

Please congratulate Crewman Alexander Wu for a superb post that goes into exquisite detail, really painting a picture of the role he performs on the USS Gibson. Commanding Officer, Commander Riley T. Munro said of the post; "This is excellent, a good bit of casual human traits, with an extensive knowledge of engineering mixed in. I enjoyed it, and he is an awesome addition to the ship!"

Keep your eyes open for those rare and wonderful posts and if you do spot one, don't forget to send it to your Commanding Officer before the end of the month.

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