<< BACK TO RS001 LOG Message Incoming... Source Starbloom Communal Distributive Projection Approach γ Aquarii [Lucky Homes] Ascension 22h 21m 39.37542s Declination –01° 23′ 14.4031″ Distance 178.211ly Equinox J2000.0 SOL Year 2445, QEC adjusted [Autotranslator enabled...] Susan, Speaker Elect of Cheer Systems, 14th Pod ::: Merry Meet to all of our friends in this wide, beautiful 'verse~ Tonight we would like to share a very special message from Pod 14's secondary communal education initiative. Our schools have selected a few bright and passionate students to share their talents in our festivities. What better way to welcome new friends to the Lucky Homes than with a showcase of the arts! These children have worked so hard! They're parading across the gallery platform now. As our visitors can see, they've dressed in costumes of their own creation. They were asked to imagine what our new friends might look like and craft their own outfits in kind. What a true spirit of inculturation! Miss Buzbis is rounding up our youngest performers now to the front of the stage. These kids are part of the first class of our secondary communal education initiative. For those of you who are from far off lands, that would number them between five and seven solar rotations back on old Earth. They have a special medley of our traditional songs they'll be singing! How delightful. I'm so sorry we can't broadcast the audio through the QEC. This welcome celebration goes back to the earliest founding of the Lucky Homes, when our first pioneer ships reached the system. As the first settlers arrived they had difficulty adjusting to the local flora and fauna. It was only when the groups came back together and formed the Starbloom Communal Distributive Projection (just called Star-Com back then) that they were able to get all the right resources to all the people. We celebrate this union every year with family gatherings, lots of food and drink, and a demonstration of the arts of love and peace. How lovely that this year we get to share it with others as the start to a new union! Oh look, that's Georgia Strutt dressed as the notorious bungle-slug! What a brilliant voice she has. She's singing our hymn for the abatement of rashes. It's a traditional piece parent's sing to their youngest. How lovely. Pricilla Bartleby Hooper, coming on stage now, is one of our most accomplished young artists. Her poetry won three top prizes in interpod competition last year. She's expected to take on a skaldic apprenticeship soon. Quite the over-achiever! Oh, let's listen to the beginning of the epic poem she's prepared for tonight's event. Giants move among the stars traipsing in the dark bloody stains of what remains a bite to match their bark ... What a vivid image to greet our friends! How lovely, indeed. The festivities will continue for half a cycle broken by food, drink, and some group dances throughout. I hope our new guests enjoy the party. Oh, brilliant! The cats are here. Now the fun can truly begin. Blessed be, my friends. May you all find peace in one another. .