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Happy Anniversary Patterns of Force

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1 year ago today I started our fleet, Patterns of Force. To be honest, it had a different name then, but the reason why the fleet was started was different then as well. About 2 months after we began, the reason for being changed and shortly thereafter the name as well. The next 10 months would be an amazing adventure as we grew from 1 to 50 players and from a starbase level 1 to level 101. Along the way I have met some great people and made some fantastic friends. I reconnected with some old friends who came to join us, and unfortunately, I lost a couple along the way. We have been ridiculed by some, trolled, and sabotaged, but that’s ok, we know what we are and that is happy. We are the “little fleet that could” and boy can we!

POF is based on friendship, camaraderie, and a love of Star Trek, yes even Enterprise and Discovery (you know who you are). But we also share our stories, our hopes and fears, hugs of joy and shoulders to cry on. We endure together. We have only 1 rule, have fun! And we do have fun! We have such a wonderful group of people here; I wish you could meet them all and see what it is like to be here with us.

I want to make special mention to a few of my fleet mates who have really gone above and beyond to make this journey possible. And none have done more than Captain Magnum. Without Mag, I do not think we would have made it. He was the first to join me here and took on recruiting duty bringing in people in the first couple weeks, most of whom are still with us. Mag was “on loan” to me at first, he returned to his fleet once we were up and running, but I guess we grew on him and he eventually came back us (and he is NEVER leaving again). When my mom passed away last September, Magnum took over FADM duties for me as I took some time off and we never missed a beat. We would be lost without his grace, dignity and counsel, Mag is truly special, we are so blessed to have him with us.

Next, I would like to mention my squad in my old fleet now all members here, some of whom you may know from UC: Silver, Whisper, Blue and Colli. Commander Bloodhound was there too, but sadly for health reasons she left the game and I miss her terribly. What a character Blood was, I am so glad I got the chance to meet her. Silver has been here from the beginning as well, her presence, wit and humor are felt here every day. She left for abit too, well twice, she gets that way, lol, but soon returned to us and she is another one that is NEVER leaving again! (I know where you are now and don’t think I won’t drive down there!)

Peace Blade has also been with us from the beginning, always there, steady, great player always has time to answer a question. I don’t think he sleeps at all or he has bots running his account, I cannot remember the last time he was NOT online! Az, Rep, Walker, Maxi, Tach and Kor all bring a great sense of humor to us. Each with a unique story to tell making us better in every way. Walker is so funny, talks to himself on the night shift and apart from occasionally catching the starbase lounge furniture on fire, he is always there for us when we can’t sleep and are up at 3AM.

And finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my lovingly named “misfit crew”: Cuppers, Caz, Foxy, Mon and KJ. These 5 characters brought so much new energy and enthusiasm to our fleet that it took us all to the next level. Foxy and Caz, always so quick and willing with a kind word, truly special people to be with. There is never a dull moment when the misfit crew gets going….well, some things must be left in fleet chat!

For those of you who don’t know us, the next time you see a POF tag please remember what you read here. I could tell a story about every member of our fleet and I hope I have given you some small sense of just how special these people are, to me, to each other and to the STT community.

I do not have the words to describe my feelings about this bunch. With players from Canada to Malaysia, all over Europe and the US, I have learned so much from being with them, about life, love, loss and happiness. When I started this journey 1 year ago, I did not know where it would take me, or how it would end. Someone once said, its not the destination, it’s the journey, and this has been a journey I will never forget. So HAPPY ANNIVERSARY POF, I hope our 2nd year together is as wondrous and exciting as our first! From the bottom of my heart, I wish each you, my loving fleeties all the best.

I love you all! ~Noms~
Dear TP: Non sequitur. Your facts are uncoordinated.

Comments

  • In honour of our fleet’s third anniversary Cuisine T’Fran is proud [Really? 0.o] to announce there will a celebratory soup and finger buffet held on the Soup deck at 18:00 hours.

    The festivities will include:

    A prize raffle, winning ticket holder will be presented with a 100 year Romulan ale, recently liberated from the Admiral’s drinks cabinet.

    Fun and party games such as Pin the Leola Root on Neelix.

    A best soup recipe competition, first prize a month’s supply of du jour.

    Music to be provided by the Plomeek Soup Gang. 0.o

    Drinks by our very own Captain Colli..., just don’t tell her someone raided her bar! Shh!

    Special thanks to the pointy-eared hobgoblin who found the keys to the bar and drinks cabinets. 0.o
  • ShanShan admin
    There are more examples, but Shan said I had to keep it at a 1,000-word limit.
    <- did not! :D

    Happy anniversary, PoF!

    Thank you for updating this post, @Nomad (FADM:Patterns of Force) and for all the passion you've put into the fleet, and the human connections you've made along the way :)
  • For my friend and former admiral, Noms...

    It was in December 2018 when I was whacked over the head and pressed into serving in Her Majesty Queen Noms’ PoF. Gosh I knew I shouldn’t have stopped off in that dockside inn for a glass, or two of wine.

    The next morning I awoke to find myself in Herself’s squad, The Changeling, fearfully awaiting my fate. I mean, when the fleet’s admiral goes by the name Nomad, who know when you may have your mind wiped, etc?

    Thankfully, though, I discovered both she, and the rest of my new fleet were wonderful folk..., albeit slightly nuts, but hey, you can’t have everything, right?

    Mind you, it has to be said, that in those far off days I was a bit of a handful, and a misfit, as our Admiral lovingly name me, and, yes, I did kind of run away from home; except Shore Patrol was dispatched and a little over a year later caught up with me, whacked me over the head...., again (ouch!) and brought me home. Aww, Noms!!!

    So, ok, I was welcomed back, fitted with a lovely ball and chain [honestly, anyone would believe we were living in the 18th century), promoted to Officer, then a few months later..., ahem, ‘volunteered’ to take charge of a squad. See what I must endure?

    Having settled into my new role, Madame gave me a few months grace to play the game, provide crew shares, and enjoy the company of my friends; until that day when I heard these fateful words....

    « Congratulations, my girl, you too can become Admiral ». Mind you, to be fair, I wasn’t hit over the head, this time.

    Having passed leadership to me (😳😲😬) the next thing I know is Noms is leaving us! :(

    Noms, I’m still not quite sure why you chose me, but I do know this....

    You are a lovely person, and a close friend, and you owe me a box of Kleenex, coz I cried when you left us.

    I do understand why you left, but know that you are missed, Noms Coffee Nebula will be disbanded over my dead body, and Shore Patrol has been dispatched to come on get you, my dear friend.

    Thank you for creating should a wonderful fleet, you will be missed, perhaps more than you know.
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