For the Month of May

Article by Kayana

For May we've got lots to show you: a completion to last month's SW vignette, a new Rank O'Matic, and of course, our usual Wizards, Senate, and OZD updates and remarks. Also, Man in Hat, our residential ghost writer, has a special report with some disturbing news that could potentially affect the future of the OTF community...(I like saying that, "potentially affect the future of the OTF community", even though it's kind of meaningless since you could say anything Iain does potentially affects the future (or lack of) of the OTF community... ;))

Enjoy reading!

Agent Kayana
One-Zero Division

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OZD Update

Article by Kayana

Over at OZD we've had quite an eventful month. Recently TF threw a Lost weekend, suggested and implemented by CL6 SG (kudos!), which injected some new blood into the chats. OZD would like to hear your opinion on themed weekends so go over to the forums to comment.

Changes are being implemented in both the armoury and chats to more accurately reflect the ST universe and we've also welcomed two new agents: Cl5 Q and CL5 Ayanna!

Ayanna is a former Agent, returning back to the 'fold and Q is a new recruit. Check out their interviews below to find out more about the newest additions to the OZD.

Iain is currently studying for his exams so during this brief respite Man in Hat has been on vacation! He's travelled across North America and is now back home I hear, so drop him a line asking him about his adventures. While you're at it, wish Iain good luck on his 'zams. :D

That's all for the OZD so pip-pip and tally-ho!

Agent Kayana
One-Zero Division

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SW Update - Fresh from the Senate

Article by Adge

Who said a life in politics was easy?

I don't know, personally, but whoever it was needs to be shot. And quickly. It's been a very turbulent month in the Senate as the Supreme Chancellor and her Deputy have started searching for new potential Senators to join their ranks and expand their grasp and, naturally, level of greed, squalor and corruption. Several meetings have been held and several names have been thrashed out in order to draw up a short list of potential new recruits. The suggestion of "Grant" was rapidly dismissed and the Senator from "Over there" was quickly exposed to be a plant by Iain. (Said plant now resides in Jaden's office. A little greenery never went amiss). Strife, discord and hours and hours of sitting around looking pretty have gripped the Senators in their quest to find new blood. My suggestion of OO-negative was dismissed, and I've since been banished for not paying attention in staff meetings - my alibi "I was in America" failed to impress Jaden, so here I am keeping Osiris company in Kessel, writing this update on the back of a cigarette packet. But that's not important.

Aside from the usual rough, tumble and drunken madness that usual occurs in the Senate, we have also been hard at work in tweaking the appearance of the CCC armoury to make it feel more... "Star Wars-y". A few graphic (not graphic as in X-Rated) suggestions have been put forward by members of the committee (Bria, at this point, threatened to resign, exclaiming that she was "not a committee") but no final decision has yet been made. However, we can expect a more aesthetically pleasing armoury to be in place shortly.

With more Senators set to join the ranks, and a new looking armoury around the corner, I'd advise you call to keep a close eye on the Cantina over the coming weeks. Things are looking interesting

AJ (CL7)
Senator of Onderon
Entertainment SM
Outpost 10F

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The Wizard Update

Article by Bryce

Over the past month, the Wizards have been plotting to take complete control over Outpost 10F. This includes the overthrowing of both the Agents and the Senators. WeÂ’re calling it the Fantasy Revolution of Outpost 10F. Oh, wait. . .I wasnÂ’t supposed to reveal this until this next issue of the Blue Report. *Waves Hand* You didnÂ’t hear anything. . . I would just erase your memory with a spell, but I lost the directions to my wand a while back. =(

All joking aside, the Wizards have still been working like beavers on the Final Fantasy events that IÂ’ve talked some about before in the Blue Report. However, I have more details about them in this monthÂ’s edition. TheyÂ’re all coming along exceptionally well, and Ryo Crimson, the wizard responsible for the creation of these events, has been getting most of them to their final stages.

The Final Fantasy Battle Tournament is the event thatÂ’s been worked on most extensively. How the tournament is going to be played has been all worked out, however, IÂ’m not at liberty to discuss the process; youÂ’ll just have to keep your eyes and ears open to find out about it when the time comes. ;) I can tell you, though, that in the tournament you will be able to play as either a Black Mage, Monk, Thief, or Warrior. This event looks most promising, so donÂ’t miss it.

The preparations for the Final Fantasy Monster Masquerade are for the most part complete. A group of OTF members have volunteered to login to Minas Tirith as mystery chatters. The avatars for this event have also been made thanks to the WizardÂ’s graphic guru, Phill. The only things left to do for this event are to add the mystery avatars to Minas Tirith and to set a date for it.

The Chocobo Race has made a lot of progress since it was first started. You may find yourself asking, “How does this chocobo race work?” The answer to that question is simple. The participants of the race will be asked multiple choice Final Fantasy questions. The person who gets the most questions right will be the winner. The person who wins, along with the runner ups, will each receive a medal for his/her dossier.

As of yet, no certain dates have been made for these events. Right now the Wizards are focusing on getting them all finished with the final tweaks and such. Whenever the dates have been set, youÂ’ll know. I promise that theyÂ’re all coming soon. ;)

Alivan (CL5)
alivan@outpost10f.com
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ST Patron of the Month

Article by Kayana

May's ST Patron of the Month is CL6 SG who will be interviewed in the next issue of the Blue Report. Well done SG!
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SW Patron of the Month Interview

Article by Adge

The Senate's very own Senator Kamino, the Entertainment AM1 and the Gemini DL - CL7 QD was the proud winner of the SW Patron of the Month for May! Despite a court injunction, CL7 AJ caught up with Queenie and asked her a few questions.

1. Queenie! :D What do you think it is that secured you the SW Patron of the Month award?

Well, I have these photos that I keep in a secure bank vault and when I remember they're there I send copies to the relevent people... or, I kinda just stuck my nose in where it didn't belong and did a couple of odd jobs. I'm not sure which it was this month, next time, I'll keep detailed records.

2. How do you feel on receiving the award?

Pleased, slightly shocked (I always am when I get awards, like someone must have been having a brain storm, or clicked the wrong buttons, or there were sunspots on the server). Mostly, I just scrolled down the updates and went, 'OMG!' that's made my day, thanks guys! (right click, save as) :D

3. You're the Senator of Kamino. What does this actually mean - what do you do as a member of the Senate?

I throw parties and generally surf. I guess, though, I come up with random, possibly dumb, ideas that we may or may not act on. We all chip in there, I don't consider myself great at programming, or whipping up web pages (in fact I suck) but that's why I like the Senate, it's not just about those abilities, tis a team. Of course, it may that I'm just there to provide fresh seafood...

4. You're also AJ's right-hand man woman - again, what sort of work do you do here?

I do his laundry, did you know he wears pink, thermal underwear saying 'ENT rules OK' on them? I also clean the cages with the fire hose, annoy him and wonder what the heck I'm doing. I hope he thinks I do ok. I think I'm possibly his evil Henchperson, I've been known to get rather grumpy about missed reports, and I have endless lists to prove it <^.^>

5. You've been around OTF for a few years - what's your best memory of the place, chat-wise?

Crumbs... Maybe the first Anniversary I attended, it's a bit of a blur now, but I remember being online for three days almost straight and not wanting to log out. Anniversaries are the best fun, I hate that feeling when they end, especially as they fall near the end of summer, too *tear*. Seriously, though, there have been so many, and I never would have thought I would have had so much fun when I first stumbled into one of the chats back in 2003 (typical me, I didn't go through the homepage, just search-engined my way onto a log-in screen and blundered on in) or that I'd learn almost everything I now know about comps from all your guys, for which I heartily thanks you;)

6. We all know you're now CL7, and AM1 of the ENT department. Did you ever set out with specific targets and goals in mind, or did you just take everything as it came?

My goal was explore this new internet thingy I suddenly came to late (as usual, didn't own a PC until March 2003). I was feeling a bit isolated, thought, I wonder if there's a fantasy oriented chat room, and everything else just rolled along thereafter. I didn't have a plan, I just wanted to help out and bring fun to others. Maybe, somewhere at the back of my mind (and once I figured things out) I thought, hmm, armory would be interesting to see, or, HTML might come in handy, but really, I don't use either very often. I mean, have a goal to make folk happy, in the end that's all that really matters (which I hope doesn't make me sound ungrateful, I'm not, honest).

7. Following on from that, do you have further targets? Perhaps a bloody coup installing you as SM?

Oh, yeah, there is that... (damn, I was coming across all nice and stuff...) *checks world domination chart* No, honest, the only goals I have here are not to let folk down if I can help it, maybe make sure my HTML doesn't turn the updates board background blue again (twice), to leave Gemini Trivia in good hands and to know everything ever. Okay, maybe not as much as Iain, but that's a goal, right:D

AJ (CL7)
Senator of Onderon
Entertainment SM
Outpost 10F

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FY Patron of the Month Interview

Article by Bryce

The last winner of the Fantasy Patron of the Month award was well-known Outpost 10F member, Korny (CL4).

1 - What kind of contributions did you have to make to the Outpost 10F fantasy community in order for you to receive this award?
Well, I hung out in the chats, and was nice, and participated in events. I guess that's what I did contribute.

2 - What made you take such an interest in the fantasy sector?
There's not as many people in fantasy, and I thought, "Hey, the little icon is cooler."

3 - Did you expect at all that you might receive this award?
Not at all. I was flabbergasted to see it, and quite honestly, for awhile I didn't think I earned it.

4- How long have you been a member of the fantasy affiliation?
Close to a year, I think. I've kind of forgotten.

5 - How does it feel to be recognized for your hard work in the fantasy sector?
It's like an ego booster. It makes other people notice you in the chats and they all say congrats. That just feels good, you know? I like it.

6 - Do you have any Outpost 10F goals left to do that you have not yet accomplished?
I still want to get CL7 to get the custom avatar. That's what I've wanted for awhile.

7 - Do you think the fantasy sector is the best Outpost 10F genre? Why?
Of course it's the best genre, I'm part of it. Ha ha.


I would like to thank Korny for allowing the Blue Report to conduct this interview.

Alivan (CL5)
alivan@outpost10f.com
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OZD's Agent(s) of the Month

Article by Kayana

For this month, our newest Agents, Q and Ayanna, have kindly sat down and filled up our (in)famous 10-point interview...It should be noted, that our two recruits, barely a month-old, unanimously answered question 9 as yes, Iain is indeed a crazed overlord. They learn fast. ;) Without further ado...Ayanna and Q!

Agent Kayana

Ayanna

1. Name, Rank, Favorite fruit?
Ayanna (Tanya), Lieutenant Commander, Tie between Grapes and Bananas.

2. Favorite ST episode?
I personally would have to say any one of the TNG episodes that revolves around the relationship fo Troi and Riker. I can't pick just one *L*.

3. Why did you want to join the OZD?
I wanted to join because i had at one time been a part of the OZD and enjoyed it, i had to resign the first time due to time Restraints (Mainly college life *L*)

4. Any plans upon joining the OZD?
No plans really i just hope to be able to help out anywhere i can. oh and taking over the world!!!! *looks around* Oh um the OZD won't help me with that? Well darn. guess i'll have to think of something else.

5. Interests/hobbies (aside from Hobbie)?
My interests right now are Disney, Poetry, cats, Computers, and webpage design.

6. Where are you from?
Mattoon, Illinois USA Official Home of the Bagelfeast! :P

7. If you could have a custom avatar in TF what would it be?
Any of Ro Laren i think she fits me excellent at least chatwise *L*.

8. Favorite ST race/planet and why?
Hmm it's a tie for me I like Klingons, betazoids and Trills (my top three favorite, Klingons are strong and stand up for themselves. Betazoids are sensative and can know what a person is thinking instantly and Trills can have the knowledge of many lifespans.

9. Iain -crazed overlord or benign dictator?
Or how about a Goddess instead. we need a Goddess to overthrow Iain! Yes, that would take him down ooh um i suppose if i have to choose an Iain-Crazed Overlord :D

10. What do you want for Christmas?
What do i want for Christmas? Hmmmm well seeing as i'll be spending Christmas at Disneyworld this year i suppose the thing i want most is for my family to come and visit me. that would me more than anything to me. *nods*.

Agent Ayanna
OZD

Next up, our fabulous Q!

1. Name, Rank, Favorite fruit?
Q CL5/Lt. Commander ;).....And uhm.....Cherries :D

2. Favorite ST episode?
Would be...*ponders* Inner Light I think...

3. Why did you want to join the OZD?
To Rule OTF...Errr...Did I say that aloud? I mean to follow in the footsteps of Iain and Brady of course :D

4. Any plans upon joining the OZD?
Getting rid of those who can prevent me from taking over.....And sending chocolate Bunnies to invade TF!

5. Interests/hobbies (aside from Hobbie)?
Uhm......Yes she means more to me then the treasures and joy that comes from hobbies....For she makes many more Pleasant and joyous Treasures to be kept in my Heart and Memory for ever....

6. Where are you from?
Everywhere and Nowhere :? Deos that make sense??

7. If you could have a custom avatar in TF what would it be?
Tristan :D From the Movie Tristan and Isolde

8. Favorite ST race/planet and why?
Q. And no planet >:D Cause Q is just like totaly Uber man! Yeah!

9. Iain -crazed overlord or benign dictator?
Crazed Overlord

10. What do you want for Christmas?
My two front teeth.....And Polgara, a Place among my Heart, with a Smile *which is a Treasure and the only thing I wish for*

Agent Q
OZD

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Promotions

To CL4:

  • Damo Lythria (ST)
  • Darth Snake (SW)
  • Gen. Veers (SW)
  • Kitty (ST)
  • kiwigirl (ST)
  • Larina_Dax (ST)
  • meriel (FY)
  • MT-AT squadron leader Big O (SW)
  • Neo Sielu (ST)
  • Solar (FY)
  • Swan (SW)
  • ~Bubbles~ (SW)
  • To CL3:

  • LotusFlowerPadme (SW)
  • mathew edison (ST)
  • Queen Amidala (SW)
  • Samus Aran (SW)

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    Iain's First Day as a Milkman

    Article by Adge

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    The REAL story behind Star Wars... (Part III)

    9. INT. REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER - SUBHALLWAY. NEAR THE ICE RINK.

    The lovely young girl huddles in a small alcove as the stormtroopers search through the ship for troublemakers and chocolate. She is Princess Bria Organa, a member of the Alderaan Senate and the All Galaxy Cheerleading Squad. The fear in her eyes slowly gives way to anger as the muted crushing sounds of the approaching stormtroopers grow louder (what they are crushing, I dunno). One of the troopers spots her.

    TROOPER
    There she is! Tag, you're it! Set for a stunner!

    Bria steps from her hiding place and does a high kick before blasting a trooper with her laser pistol. She starts to run, intending to do a human pyramid, but is felled by a paralyzing ray. The troopers inspect her inert body and note the name tag sewn into the back of her clothes.

    TROOPER
    Property of Alderaan, if lost, please phone.... Never mind that, she'll be all right. Inform Lord Iain Vader we have a prisoner.

    10. INT. REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER - SUBHALLWAY. LIFE PODDERY.

    Ajay stops before the small hatch of an emergency lifepod, in front of him is a latch that says 'press for attention'. He snaps the seal on the main latch and a red warning light begins to flash. The stubby astro-robot works his way into the cramped, four-man pod (though, as he's smaller than a man, and there aren't four of him, it's really rather roomy).

    DEEPIO
    Hey, you pod jacker, you're not permitted in there without a note. It's restricted, though not as restricted as it would be if you were, say, four men. You'll be deactivated for sure...

    Ajay beeps something to her.

    DEEPIO
    Don't call me a throwback to Fritz Lang's Metropolis, you overweight waste paper basket wannabe! Now come out before somebody sees you.

    Ajay whistles something at his reluctant friend regarding the mission impossible he is about to perform.

    DEEPIO
    Secret mission impossible? What plans? Did you say plans or plants? What are you talking about? I'm not getting in there, it smells of four men!

    Ajay isn't happy with Deepio's stubbornness, and he beeps and twangs angrily on a small blues guitar he produces from a hidden compartment. A new explosion, this time very close, sends dust and debris through the narrow subhallway. The ship's pet catalepsy runs past, trailed by several ratfinks. Flames lick at Deepio and, after a flurry of electronic swearing from Ajay and a short jazz solo, the lanky robot jumps into the lifepod.

    DEEPIO
    You're going to regret this.

    11. INT. IMPERIAL STARDESTROYER. GENERIC MONITORING PLACE.

    On the main viewscreen (otherwise known as the big window), the lifepod carrying the two terrified robots speeds away from the stricken Rebel spacecraft.

    CHIEF PILOT (THOUGH WHY HE'S NOT FLYING IS YOUR GUESS)
    There goes another one, ooh, it's like playing Snake on my mobile.

    CAPTAIN
    Hold your fire. There are no life forms. It must have been short-circuited. That's rebel engineering for you, why I bet they hit things with hammers and expect them to work.

    12. INT. LIFEPOD.

    Ajay and Deepio look out at the receding Imperial starship. Stars circle as the pod rotates through the galaxy.

    DEEPIO
    Urgh, I'm gonna hurl bolts... that's funny, the damage doesn't look as bad from out here, there's just that gaping hole where the driver used to sit. Ajay beeps an assuring response and gets out a harmonica.

    DEEPIO
    Are you sure that thing is safe?

    13. INT. REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER - HALLWAY. RESTAURANT LEVEL.

    Princess Bria is led down a low-ceilinged hallway by a squad of armored stormtroopers. Her hands are bound packing tape and she is carried piggy-back when she is unable to keep up with the briskly marching troops. They stop in a smoky hallway as Iain Vader emerges from the shadows. The sinister Dark Lord Voldemort stares hard at the frail young senatorial Cheerleader, but she doesn't move as someone quickly duct-tapes her ankles.

    BRIA
    Lord Iain Vader, I should have known. Only you could be so bald, I mean bold -sorry, it's the hat. The Imperial Senate will not sit for this, in fact, they may have to stand. When they hear you've attacked a diplomatic...

    IAIN VADER
    Don't play games with me, Your Highness, unless it's a nice round of tennis. Duh! You weren't on any mercy mission this time. You went directly through a restricted system without passing go and collecting £200. Several transmissions and classic disco hits were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans, and the Ferrero Rocher chocolate they sent you.

    BRIA
    I don't know what you're talking about, you action figure in the making. I'm a member of the Imperial Senate's pep squad, on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan...

    IAIN VADER
    You're a part of the Rebel Alliance...and a traitor. Take her away! Um, no, I'm not talking to the Princess here... 'kay?

    Bria is piggy-backed away down the hallway and into the smoldering hole blasted in the side of the ship. An Imperial Commander turns to Vader.

    RANDOM COMMANDER GUY
    Holding her is dangerous. If word of this gets out from some source... not me you understand, that would be stupid... it could generate sympathy for the Rebellion in the senate.

    IAIN VADER
    I have traced the Rebel spies to her, see look at this flow chart. Now she is my only link to find their super secret base!

    RANDOM COMMANDER GUY
    She'll die before she tells you anything.

    IAIN VADER
    Leave that to me. Send a 'help me! help me!' signal and then inform the senate that all aboard were killed by giant space amoeba!

    Another Imperial Officer approaches Vader and the Commander. They stop and snap to attention. I'm guessing not Vader and random commander guy.

    RANDOM SECOND OFFICER
    Lord Vader, the battle station plans and chocolate are not aboard this ship! And no transmissions were made. An escape pod was jettisoned during the fighting, but no life forms were aboard, especially not four men.

    Vader turns to the Commander.

    IAIN VADER
    She must have hidden the plants- I mean plans- in the escape pod, and I doubt she's left the chocolate here, either, drat! Send a detached detachment down to retrieve them. See to it personally, Commander. There'll be no freakishly lucky, disparate group of weirdos to stop us this time.

    RANDOM COMMANDER GUY
    Yes, sir.

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    The Rank O'Matic

    Article by Kayana

    April's winner of the Rank O'Matic Challenge was CL5 Polson with her entry of "Mr. T in High Heels" for FM's rank! Congratulations Pols!!! But of course what's a prize without an award...

    Thanks go out to CL5 Ayanna for designing the Rank O'Matic award. :D Well done! It has also come to my attention (i.e. I've been reading my old emails) that I forgot to thank the original germinator of the Rank O'Matic, CL7 AJ, who suggested the idea in the first place. Thanks be to AJ :)

    Moving on, for this month's challenge we have the lovely CL7 Amanda Sielu Paris as the contestant:

    For those of you who arrived late (tsk, tsk) the goal of the Rank O'Matic is to come up with a suitable rank for the contestant above. It can be Princess of All Things (for those searching for a promo :P ) or some other title you deem suitable. The rank that is the funniest and most creative as deemed by the Blue Report team will be implemented for a little while with an award going to the winner. So:

    Submit a Suitable Special Rank for Amanda

    Good luck!

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    Disturbing Issue

    Article by Man in Hat

    Dear Outpost Patrons,

    It has been brought to my attention that a serious problem has arisen recently. This problem is eating at the very core of what it means to be a member of this fine community. It is dividing our community and threatens to rip our arms from our fragile bodies! No, I'm not talking about Grant. What I'm talking about is the secret parties that have been taking place on the exclusive section of the station, known as Deck 4.

    Now, some of you have probably never even been to Deck 4. I myself only know of it because I managed to hijack an R2 unit and have it transported to Deck 4 to do some 'repairs'. Alas, Security quickly noticed my ploy and vaporised the R2 unit I was temporarily inhabiting. Perhaps the discreet black hat was a giveaway. Fortunately I managed to transfer my noncoporeal digitised self back to the computer before I myself was also vaporised!

    Anyway, the purpose of this article is a call to action. I'm sick of being excluded from these Deck 4 parties, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. The inhabitants and VIP guests of Deck 4 residents beware! Your precious Piano Bar will soon be ours. Everyone should be able to enjoy the facilities of Deck 4, not just the likes of Dmitri, Hongjun, CT and JJ, Jaden and Glenn, Brady, Iain, Sonata, etc. etc.!

    If you're with me, email maninhat@outpost10f.com. I'd especially like to hear from anyone that knows how to handle a phaser, blaster, lightstick, sword, wand, cocktail shaker, etc. I have managed to acquire access to the Cantina's Rancor (something about Hobbie being bitter about not living on Deck 4), but I'll need a driver. The invasion will commence after a few drinks and maybe some nibblies. I was thinking we could meet on Deck 5 and drill a hole through the roof. Or explosives maybe. Who's with me?

    Love and puppies,

    Man in Hat
    Senior Assistant to Vic Fontaine
    Axis

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