• Vengeance
  • Wormhole
  • Asteroid - Blue
  • Asteroid - Green/Yellow
  • Plasma Planet
  • Asteroid - Purple
  • Intaki VI and Asteroids
  • Intaki Prime
  • Oceania
  • Ringed Planet
  • Golden Pod
  • SakBat
  • Classic Sakaane Eionell
  • Sakaane Eionell
  • Warp Tunnel Distortion
  • Asteroid City
  • Peyote Lake
  • Bighorns
  • Grizzly
  • White Anemone
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Purple Anemone
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Waterton
  • Foothills
  • Iceland
  • Red Sunset
  • White Tiger
  • Red Panda
  • Lightbeams
  • Orange Fungi
  • Grapes
  • Daenan
  • Arlayn
  • Stream
  • Berwen

Monthly archives: February, 2012

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Culinary Adventures: Crock-Pot Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Anyone who knows me knows I hate cooking. It’s one of my least favorite domestic-type activities and if I could have my way I’d never do it. I’d much rather have food that arrives already prepared (if I could have a Star Trek replicator I’d be set). No fuss, no muss, no risk of under-cooking, over-cooking, burning, drying out, etc etc.

I don’t get along with certain kitchen appliances, like the oven, either. Many years ago I tried to bake banana bread. I followed all the directions. After the allotted time had passed, I used a toothpick to test if the bread was ready. The toothpick said it was. So out came the loaf, all lovely golden brown. It looked right. It smelled right. But when I attempted to move it from the baking sheet to a cooling rack, the loaf cracked open like an egg and spilled out its innards. Only the first inch or so of the loaf had baked, and the rest was raw. That lying toothpick…


Leadership

Becoming president has changed everything.

Writing my acceptance speech wasn’t easy, but I’m happy with the result. I’d never written anything like it before. I researched other speeches by figures I respect. I read many of the public addresses the Suresha has made. In the end I hope what I wrote properly communicates the vision I have for IPI.

As much as I spend my time thinking about the security of ILF, Sainika responsibilities, which pirate groups are operating in the sov, organizing patrols, and so on, now I’m also consumed by thoughts of economic stability, trade hub statistics, alliance member relations, council representatives, alliance allies, and so much more. I only formally took over the position today but even while writing the speech I ended up looking into the status of the alliance and its members and spending hours digging through old records to find out what has and hasn’t been done.


Transfer of Power

Thanks to Saxon Hawke and Layla Saitana for their written material.
The original posts are here.

Intaki Prime – South Hemisphere – Drahaana City
Eionell Estate

Her eyes kept darting to the amused smirk on Bataav’s face, visible just to the side of her reflection in the mirror. “What?”

“Nothing,” he answered, breaking into a full grin. “Just you, standing there fussing about yourself. Do you get like this before leading a roam too?”

Sakaane laughed. “This is totally different!” She finished arranging her hair, pinning it into an elaborate knot with locks cascading out of it in soft curls around her neck and shoulders. Satisfied, she stepped back and turned to face him. “How do I look?”

He came near, resting his hands on her waist. She wore a crimson velvet corset and black slacks with a lightweight overrobe to cover her arms. The robe was long and open, black with the same color red accents and a smattering of silver stitching to compliment her simple jewelry. “You look lovely, Madam President,” he said quietly and leaned toward her.

She smiled, flushing at the use of the title, and smoothed her palms over the dark red fabric of his embroidered kurta. Like her robe, the long shirt was lightweight to help him stay cool in the warm Intaki weather. It covered black trousers. “We’re a matched set,” she murmured, tilting her face up to his.


I won!

The election ended today.

I won.

I won.

Me, Sakaane Eionell. I’m now president of the Intaki Prosperity Initiative!

A few days after the fact, but nevertheless a pretty incredible birthday gift.

I’m president. Wow!


IPI Election Platform

The more I’ve thought about it, the more invested I’ve become in the idea that I could be voted president of the alliance. Ideas I’ve had in the past have begun to expand into more and more ideas.

I couldn’t sleep with all the thoughts buzzing about in my head, so instead I came up with this platform, and have sent it to the alliance members for their consideration: