Sunday, August 12, 2012

Knittin' Crap: Starfleet, Tour 2, Diplomatic Missions

Tier Mission Requirements My report
α: An important part of a first contact is to get to know the new race while not directly interfering. If we’re lucky, they might even help us!

Your Mission: Craft a gift to give to an indigenous species. Make something specifically for someone and give it to that person.
This mini-hologram of the venerable Mr Spock should teach the local indigenous species that we come with peaceful intentions.
Live Long and Prosper
This is KnottyKnerd’s prize for her winning June mission report and will be going out in the next inter-ship delivery capsule!
β: It’s possible we might be stuck here for awhile. In ordinary circumstances, ship-board duty – wherein we are all around each other 24/7 – is frequently relieved by shore leave and visits to other ships and space stations. Here - in close quarters, with emotions running high - it is entirely possible that we might get on each other’s nerves now and then!

Your Mission: Get to know your shipmates, so when they are being irritable or difficult, you can give them something that will cheer them up. Craft something inspired by someone specific serving aboard your ship.
As it turns out, many of my shipmates on the Kitchener are also fond of the domesticated Earth species Felis catus. To help perk them up while we are stuck in deep space, I’ve created a small, portable holo-kitty:

Kitten with a keyboard
γ: We need to inform others about the force field, warn them to stay away, and let them know we’re ok for the time being. The shuttles’ communication capabilities aren’t as powerful as the starships’, but perhaps we can still make them work well enough to get a message out to whoever might be near.

Option A: Craft something to boost the signal on the shuttles’ comm systems.
This space-age material is non-planar, with signal-conducting right-angles to help route and amplify comm signals.
Space-age Material
In a pinch, it can also be reconfigured into an insulating device for very, very small humanoids, which will also help reduce noise intereference because they will be less fussy when they’re nice and snug.
Surprised Jacket

Kitty pattern from Japanese book Amigurumi Cats & Friends
Baby Surprise Jacket pattern by Elizabeth Zimmermann

1 comment:

Snowcatcher said...

Your little Spock is so cute. Lucky KnottyKnerd!!!