Haumea Colony

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Monthly Update - October 2020

Posted on Mon Nov 2nd, 2020 @ 9:28am by Captain Luka Mahone

Hello all! Below is our Obsidian Fleet Monthly Report, if you'd like to take a gander:


We did pretty well, and thank you to all who pushed through posts and helped out to make sure we were in good standing and to help us shuffle through Equivalent Exchange! Great haul!

Now, onto the news for our coming month:

1. So, as expected, I'd like to end Equivalent Exchange's open posts ... post-haste! Anything that is just started or has been stalled because of elections, busy lives, etc, can easily be dumped over to Frizzle or into our not-during-missions mission, which has a long name that I don't remember, but it's the only one I don't talk about so you should find it in the mission drop down. If there are posts you would like to have take place within Equivalent Exchange specifically, I suggest you finish them up and post them before ... eh, we'll say the 9th or the 10th. Or whatever time after that I actually close out Equivalent Exchange. We will all aim for the 10th, how's that sound?

2. A not-so-pleasant announcement, I am going to be going through this month and requiring some form of activity out of you all. I dislike hard requirements and hard activity checks because I believe in being big on communication, but sometimes I have to 'bust a nut' so to speak. Now! I won't require a bunch of posts or a personal log or anything out of you, but I will request one of following occur at some point this month:

- One post at post length minimum (500 words) or longer.
- Bunches of activity on the discord in terms of plotting and helping us get the plot moving and writing started!
- One conversation to myself, via discord, email, or private message on the site, about why neither is feasible this month with some form of proof/promise/something that you'll be able to shape up when you're out of the busy season/period in your life. I don't need details, you can say 'family business' and I'll understand.

I understand this period of time has been extremely hard on all of us in one way or another, and I'm not trying to be a monster over this. However, if you do find you cannot continue to write for the forthcoming future, that's quite alright! I'll deactivate the character so someone else can fill the shoes, and when you're ready to return, we can have that conversation.

I will note most everyone is just fine in activity in some way shape or form and I'm not saying anyone is doing anything wrong. I'm just making sure we're all on the same page.

3. Now that that's settled, on to more exciting things! I am not certain how many of you are familiar with Nanowrimo, but for those who aren't, I'd like to propose a sort of challenge for Haumea. Let's make November our big writing month. For Nanowrimo, the goal is 50,000 words for a budding novelist or someone who just wants to get the juices going in their work. How about we try to hit that goal of 50,000 words collaboratively? To make it easy, any post that's posted within the month of November will count towards an overall goal of 50,000 words. This includes personal logs, joint posts, solo posts, posts in any of the currently open missions, or developmental posts for your character. Technically I should be utilizing words that are written in November, but I don't want to overcomplicate anything more than I do.

I know it seems like a big endeavor for us, seeing as we've had a rough summer as a site, but I think this might be the kick in the pants we all need. I'll be rallying the troops via discord, so if you'd like plot ideas, need NPCs, or anything of the like, please let myself or your fellow members know!

4. Finally, I would like to call your attention to our outlying plots. Most specifically, the plots involving the Io's investigation, the arrival of our Marines, and the USS What the Heck is That Called. I've gone ahead and tied up the last of these plots, naming the Merian the USS Atala after Anthony Atala, who's work is currently making strides in the field. I've also gone ahead and added another manifest to our list, which is rather barren right now, but it will consist of the (ALL NPC'd) regular crew of the USS Atala. As Frizzle doesn't quite deal with the Atala at the moment, it won't see much action this time around, but it gives us a chance to develop it a little more.

In terms of our Marines: For clarity's sake, and because I talk so much I forget who I've told what, Marines are indeed going to take residence on the Colony. They'll have their own barracks and all that. I am extremely finicky about Marines, and because of that I'm leaving David in charge of their overall development. This will also shift Lt. Colonel Shaun Bradley into a sort of Executive Officer role. sort of. There isn't a better name for what we have in mind, but it's plot related. Promise we aren't usurping the whole command structure! That being said, Lt. Commander Koplo will be shuffled off by the end of Equivalent Exchange, as was the plan when we made the plan muahahahaha!

The Io investigation, which was all but forgotten the whole of EE, will be left as a cold case on the departure of Lieutenant Theordore Winslow. He was the man in charge of the investigation, and after the fiasco, Captain Mahone will want the case dropped so that everyone can focus on other matters.

Any questions or concerns about these or other plot topics, please direct them to the discord so I can answer in as real-time as possible.

Phew! That was a long-ass update! Thank you for bearing with me on that, as most of those points did need to be mentioned. Once again, we had a great month and I'm hoping November is an even better one!



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