The Sigma Signal
"If it didn’t happen, we’ll report it anyway."
|Arts and Culture||Tregina|
This month, we begin a new Arts and Culture section, containing poetry, theatre, arts and culture happenings onboard Sigma Station.
The following poem was written by scribe:
THE FIRST EPIC TREASURE HUNT
|Something Is Out There||Tregina|
Sigma Observatory’s own Professor Bannoch made an exciting announcement at a recent press conference.
During last month’s close pass by Osiris, astronomers aboard the Station were able to make special
observations and take measurements of light and gravity being curved around the giant planet to a
greater extent than usual. Much to everyone’s surprise, light and radio emissions from previously
unknown sources were detected.
Professor Bannoch is encouraging residents of the Station to join with the Station’s professional astronomers in searching for the celestial objects that may be the sources of these mysterious signals. Please take note that if you are the first person to locate and report a previously uncharted star, planet, nebula or other object using the Station’s telescope, you will be credited with the discovery and may be allowed to name the object.
Note: An uncharted object is any object that does not already appear on the notepad on the desk in the observatory. Reports of new objects should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with at least two possible names.
|Gossip from around the Station||Tregina|
Word has it that tregina, obiwan and fikrik are same person. While there are several residents with
aliases, that seems to be a stretch of the imagination. But who knows for sure?
There have been murmurings of conspiracy in treasure hunt results, since both jeremy and nikj keep winning. Perhaps it’s just sour grapes, or perhaps there’s something to it..
Resident elli reports that sources told her that the core had been breached, saying that two humanoids managed to break through the outer glass door and stun the robot. Damage to the Core is unconfirmed. Besides, we all know that the Core security can’t be breached, right?
|Interview with Nikj||Tregina|
In an ongoing effort to help station residents get to know one another, we have been publishing
interviews with residents of the Station. Recently, I received a brief e-mail from resident nikj
answering a few questions about himself. However, in light of recent events on the Station and
the suspect nature of the interviewees answers, we can only publish the following few comments:
nikj claims to be a native of Xylan who was attempting an act of sabotage on the planet when he was mistaken for a refugee and transported to Sigma Station. He also claims to be able to change into any form he wishes at any time, although no native of Xylan is currently known to have that ability. Perhaps he is actually from the same planet as our other shape shifting residents.
Apparently his only goal is to become rich and famous, although he says ‘only rich would be ok.’ His advice to others is to invest in the stock market. What he plans to do with his riches is anybody’s guess.
|Letters from Readers|
From : bhamber|
Subject : First Max jail sentence
Sent at : Thu May 22 17:56:02 BST 2003
Some users have been abusing the barman and bots for the fun of going in jail. Why would people do this? Well, Wedgefreak has got the longest sentence of 100 hours in jail, he was attacking the barman, getting thrown out then going back in and attacking him again. He did this several times and then got arrested. Wedgefreak got very bored in jail and made two more characters but got bored of them as well because they weren't as good as his first character 'wedgefreak'. This is a warning to all of you trouble makers. DON'T ATTACK OTHERS! GIVE RESPECT!
From : mxm
Subject : Gettin Old!!!
Sent at : Wed Jun 11 22:18:25 BST 2003
Sigma Station resident, MxM, has found that the same play is being played all the time. He thinks that, although it is a good play, it should be changed. Romeo and Juliet and Othello could replace it. He thinks that Shakespeare is a great playwright and that his plays would entertain residents. Also he thinks that a popcorn dispenser and a coke machine would be good in the foyer for the grand hall. Residents may enjoy eating things while they watch plays and also just in general. Report by MxM
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