I remember when I got my first merit award in the Emperor's Hammer. It was in January or February of 1997. I was a CMDR/BG by then. I got it for flying a five or so TIE battles from the REAAAAALLLY old mission compendium. I can't really remember who gave it to me. It could have been my WC...or maybe it was my COM. Regardless, it was in Theta Squadron...over six years ago. I remembered that time. As if joining the Emperor's Hammer wasn't thrilling enough after coming off of the high of TIE Fighter Disk with Defender of the Empire and Enemies of the Empire... Blowing up rebels is so fun. I remember that moment when I got my first medal how fun it was. I was estatic - literally off the wall the rest of the day. Happy not only as a lowly Brigadier General (LCM/CM) - but as a person.
Project: Dark Fury
Very little can substitute for it - at least for a lifelong Sith... But I've had fun writing run-ons. Submerging myself into the reality of my world. Describing the touch...the feel...the air of my surroundings. The preception of reality or fantasy - those i interact with or those who I kill savagely. In defense and pride for my unit. Or as an Obelisk, standing before your opponent on the battleground. The terrestrial surface you held such a connection to before a powerful foe armed with a weapon of instantaneous death. To protect your own life or the life of an order or clan. It could be the last minute you lived - an ultimate fate you could not avoid. But was it time?
Recently, I have not been having fun. Many events that surround us have detracted from my ability to have fun. The destruction of the medal and promotion system detracted from it. As a Quaestor in CSK, I experienced unnecessary and destructive egotism on the part of certain individuals. As a DC member, I have seen demoralizing jabs, self-destructive behavior, and now, a questioning Brotherhood. This is not fun, my brothers.
Many have little faith in anyone's ability to change anything. There are skeptics to the extreme. Some even believe that nothing has changed. However, some believe change has occurred. They believe that it hasn't only been a nominal change, but a change in ideas. They see, for the first time in a long time, the hope for a brighter future. The expectations are great. But the prospect of better times is too much for many. They support what they see, but are generally silent. The majority is always silent. But again, the question comes. How do we have fun.
I want to know what you think. I don't want just the same old comment posters to talk. I want to hear everyone. I want to hear the summits. I want to hear the tyros. I want to hear the troopers and flight members. I want to hear the battle team leaders. I want to hear about the times you had fun. I want to hear how youve had fun. I want to hear about the special moments that keep you going in the Brotherhood. E-mail me and FF now. [Log in to view e-mail addresses] OR [Log in to view e-mail addresses], AND [Log in to view e-mail addresses]. Or click [Log in to view e-mail addresses].
Flood the mailboxes like you've never done before.
Sith Warlord Pyralis, Headmaster
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