There are three matters to mention in a packed TWQ (The Weekend Question) this weekend.
1: Regular TWQ
2: A link to a joint story written by Padme Amidala and myself.
3: Early alert as to the Enterprise Christmas Party.
Firstly, the TWQ:
As the mid-terms have just been carried out in the USA, are there any unusual people you think might do a good job as President. Say why.
Here are my answers:
1: Superman: Here is someone who would do a good job, with his slogan of 'Truth, Justice and the American Way'. Lois Lane would be a good First Lady as well. It might be a good idea to line the White House walls with lead, though, just in case kryptonite was around.
2: Dr Hank McCoy (Beast): As we saw in 'X3', he is a great diplomat, but also tough when it needs to be.
3: Logan (Wolverine): for those who want to dispense with diplomacy, and want a straight-talking President, this is the man for you!
Now it's over to you....
Secondly, there is a joint story co-written by Padme Amidala and myself. Here is how it starts:
Data alerted me as soon as I arrived on the Bridge.
"There is a message for you on the Starfleet Emergency Channel" he said.
"Who is it from?" I asked.
"I do not know; it is strictly classified, and the indentity of the sender is only meant to be known by you, Captain."
Starfleet secrecy; always keeping things to themselves, even if it's just to tell us when the next Captain's conference is."
I went into my Ready Room and turn on the monitor; naturally, I had to say the codewords; woe betide if ever I forgot them.
A face appears on the screen; it was a young woman.
"Senator Padme Amidala!" I exclaim, "What a pleasure it is to hear from you again; how are you?"
At this question, she is a little hesitant.
"Jean-Luc, I need to speak with you privately" Padme says quietly, "Can you meet on the third planet in the Balar Sector?"
"That is a long way away, Padme; can't you tell me here?
"No!" she replies quickly, "I need to talk to you face to face. Something has happened and I need your advice, Jean-Luc."
"Of course, Padme" I say gently, "You know you can always rely on me."
"Thank you, Jean-Luc." Padme sighs with relief.
I switch the monitor off and go to the Bridge.
"Number One, you will look after the Enterprise for a short while soon." I say, "I have been called on an urgent mission."
"Where to?" he asks.
"I can't say, except that it is highly classified."
After taking the Enterprise part of the way, I get on a shuttle to the third planet. It is a barren, lifeless planet. I take it down to the area where Padme asked me to be.
As I walk from the shuttle, I see her approach me.
"Hello Padme" I say with a smile.
"Jean-Luc!" She cries out in relief, "I so need to talk to you!"
The rest of it was co-written on Just Padme (9th November).
Thirdly, I want to alert you that later this coming week, the Official Enterprise Party Invitation will be going out. You will be asked to submit you account of what happened to you at the party. Remember to use characters that appear, plus some from the blogroll that might also submit theirs. More details will be seen when the Invitation goes out!
Get your thinking caps on!