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Lightfoot's song is a decent retelling of the story they knew as of 1976. Obviously he had to take some poetic/dramatic license to build cohesive lyrics (the Fitz wasn't headed for Cleveland,) but even after 45 years it still carries the emotional impact.
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Happy Monday from the frozen wastes of the cargo bay!

As you're all aware, Wolf is spending the week in Las Vegas. It's a work thing, and he can't predict his availability while he's out. While he's away, we'll limit ourselves to folk keepin' warm and catchin' up all around the boat.

We've got things off to a nice start in the Skyes' shuttle. If you haven't joined in yet, it's FF2V Reusable 1. Link's been posted as recently as Saturday, but let me know if you need.

Pen and Cyd are catching up over a boiling kettle.

The doc and our new guest Yuri are building a JP as well.

In a bit, Abby's gonna be called to replenish a passenger's tea supply. That'll grow into an art project.

In other words, I think we've got opportunities for everyone to engage. If you've got an idea for a cold night and want some folk to play along, sing out! We'll fit your creativity into the China Doll's overnight run.

Write When it's Fun,

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re. Edmund Fitzgerald -- being a Canuck, I'm well-versed in the history surrounding the sinking. A couple of other songs to take in: Check out the Headstones' cover of Lightfoot's song. It's awesome. And the Tragically Hip's "Nautical Disaster."

"No Canadian band would be complete without a song about a Nautical Disaster." - Gord Downie

btw: hi. I'm Dan
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Hey, hi Dan, and welcome aboard! Looking forward to meeting your charry on the China Doll!
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Heya MK -- I've been batting a few ideas around with Wolf and Sail -- they're arm-wrestling right now to see who they like best. Either way, it'll be a treat to join y'all on yer journey.

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Welcome, @deegee! Looks like we get another dad in the group. Feel free to share any dad jokes you have. Mine are 11, 14, 15 & 16. My eldest should have her driver's license soon. /scary. Nah, she's a good driver.

What are you bringing to the crew? Crewmate? passenger?

I played D&D once, but that was several years earlier (late 1970s and 80s). I mostly got into Wargames. These are the turn based historical board games with small cardboard chits and 36-page rule books.
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Welcome, Dan the Second. Or Dan 2.0 ... Working title, especially since other Dan has said he may be terminated now.

Anywho, nice to meet ya! Excited for a new face to pick up on Greenleaf. 🤗
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I hesitate to say what's coming to the crew yet -- Sail, Wolf and I are still hammering it out. I hope to be a permanent passenger, if that makes sense? Kind of like Simon & River, or Book were to the Serenity. So crew, but not crew? Does that make sense? Mostly I'll be bringing trouble. (but don't tell anyone I said so...)

Mine are 18 mos., 8, 9, and 15. So we're all over the map here! I'm sure there will be a multitude of Dad jokes down the line. It really seems to come with the job, hey?

I've been a D&D player for about 20 years. (I currently have a 3.5e campaign going that's been same players, same PC's since 2006! (we took a hiatus here and there, but for at least ten years, these characters have been with us. I'm involved with a couple of 5e campaigns too. My real love is for anything post-apocalyptic though. My first RPG was Rifts, and I'm currently working on a Mutant: Genlab Alpha game. I also recently discovered Gaslands. Huge fun, and cheap to get into vs. Warhammer or similar.

Online, I've been a Star Wars collab. RP writer since 2007 over at Jedi Vs. Sith... but I mostly left that behind because it became more of an online hangout on discord, than actual IC RP posting. So I'm not exactly new to online writing or fanfic, but Firefly will be a new setting for me (though I've loved the series for ages and ages. Better brush up on my Mandarin!)
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Welcome, Dan the Second. Or Dan 2.0 ... Working title, especially since other Dan has said he may be terminated now.

Anywho, nice to meet ya! Excited for a new face to pick up on Greenleaf. 🤗


**tips hat** Hiya, Alakrys! I'm partial to 'second-coming-of-Dan,' but Dan2 is good as well. (now, how do I format superscript?)

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Sounds to me you've been awarded "Dan" status and I've been relegated to "Other Dan..." Glad to have you aboard! Wolf is doing his best "Hunter S. Thompson" impersonation in Las Vegas right now, but he promises me that I should be hearing his thoughts sometime today. Then, we can make it all official-like.

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Welcome, Dan! Looking forward to a new face. I'd share dad jokes as well but I'm neither a man nor do I have kids so... 🤷🏻‍♀️
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Greetings from the cargo bay!

Time to make it official. Please welcome our newest resident passenger, Barstow "Father" Collins! A man to preach The Word to all you sinners. Now sit up straight!

Welcome, Father, and welcome, @deegee! We're looking forward to meeting you on Greenleaf!

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Awesome! A Shepard!?
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@deegeeJoe Hooker is going to need to speak to a Shepard after the China Doll leaves Greenleaf.
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Happy Sunday from the cargo bay!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Now that we're all staring Monday morning in the face, we thought it's time to make sure we're on the same page.

First, posts:

Part 2 of the Skyes' shuttle warmup will be posted tonight. If you still have something to write, now's the chance! We'll take it it offline today at 5PM EST and post it this evening.

Other posts we're aware of:
The Doc and the Cap'n are trading wits in the galley.
Abby's gonna mix it up with the passengers.
A JP is in the works for Pen, Sam, and the Cap'n.

And then, we land!

After speaking with the Skyes' representative, here's what our time on Greenleaf will look like:

Day 1: Landing -3PM local time (Immediate offload of seafood/passengers)
Day 2: Full day - (Cal + 1 will meet with a local to deal on a cargo haul)
The Skyes have work plans
Day 3: Full day
The Skyes have tourist plans
Abby's shopping for headphones
Day 4: Receive cargo & supplies
Prep for launch
Liftoff - 12:00PM Local time

Does that work for your character subplots? If you need additional time on planet to tell your story, let us know.

Write when it's fun,

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Happy Sunday from the cargo bay!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Now that we're all staring Monday morning in the face, we thought it's time to make sure we're on the same page.

First, posts:

Part 2 of the Skyes' shuttle warmup will be posted tonight. If you still have something to write, now's the chance! We'll take it it offline today at 5PM EST and post it this evening.

Other posts we're aware of:
The Doc and the Cap'n are trading wits in the galley.
Abby's gonna mix it up with the passengers.
A JP is in the works for Pen, Sam, and the Cap'n.

And then, we land!

After speaking with the Skyes' representative, here's what our time on Greenleaf will look like:

Day 1: Landing -3PM local time (Immediate offload of seafood/passengers)
Day 2: Full day - (Cal + 1 will meet with a local to deal on a cargo haul)
The Skyes have work plans
Day 3: Full day
The Skyes have tourist plans
Abby's shopping for headphones
Day 4: Receive cargo & supplies
Prep for launch
Liftoff - 12:00PM Local time

Does that work for your character subplots? If you need additional time on planet to tell your story, let us know.

Write when it's fun,

sail


What day would you like the Preacher to arrive?

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Hey Dan,

Father can arrive anytime that suits your creative fancy. Right after landing,(Day 1) there'll be deckhands offloading the fish and oysters (not to mention lots of hosing and mopping...Abby'll be thrilled.)

Days 2 and 3 are full days. Cap'n puts Abby out front to bring in passengers and talk cargo shipping.

Day 4 is prep and liftoff, but we have taken last minute passengers right before the ramp went up.

If you've got a Greenleaf story you'd like to tell, we're glad to facilitate that by having Father meet one of our folk in the street or some other circumstance. If not, then come on over and we'll get him aboard.

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Happy Saturday from the cargo bay!

Feel that warmth? China Doll has landed on Greenleaf!

Not to be a broken record, but here's our planetside schedule:

Day 1: Landing (touch down 3PM local time)
Day 2: Full day
Day 3: Full day
Day 4: Load cargo. 12PM Departure.

As you've read, Pen and the Cap'n have to visit a birthday party to learn about the next job. That's where we'll learn our next destination. Stay tuned!

Here's what I know for post plans:
Unloading fish (Abby Day 1)
Counsel for the Plaintiff (Yuri Day 1-2)
Hook invites crew to party (Hook & crew JP)
Skyes on the job (Skyes JP)
Dealing with Hafez (Cap'n and Pen)
Pulling Stitches (Abby & the doc)
Skyes as tourists (Skyes JP)
Meet the Shepherd (Collins & others TBD)
Jungle Beach Getaway (Alana & Cal)
Job Interview (Yuri & Cal)

I'm sure there'll be scads more, knowing you guys.

Once again, here's some info on Greenleaf:

firefly.fandom.com/wiki/Greenleaf

Also, Pen has done a great deal of world building for her home planet. If you want further ideas, reach out to @Aalakrys.

Dress for high heat and humidity. The doc recommends insect repellent. Welcome to Greenleaf!

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This is super-good info re. Greenleaf.

tapatalk.com/groups/the_verse_online/…

Where is the Doll setting down? Carter City? Deja Thoris? I'm working on a good post, but I can't put it up till I know (at least OOC) where you're making port, because the only way Collins would get aboard the Doll would be a combo of luck, proximity, and potentially planet-side association in a common endeavour, which again would only happen if we happen to geographically be close to eachother.
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