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Post 121


To: Captain Sharpe of CSS Mariposa
From: Wingnut
Re:Re: Oh that.

I will send you a spec-ops sheet as an attachment shortly and that will also include his resume in part of it. I can tell you of what is most noteworthy is that of strange luck he has managed to study extensively in three different time periods if you include the one that we are presently in. He is working on observing deep space journey and space travel related behavioral errata and then on methods of treating some of the more maladaptive things if and when they arise. That is probably not the very best way of putting it, since this is only what I can remember off of what I had read on the abstact to one of his more recent papers. You can ask him yourself if you'd rather and probably get a far better answer.

*Below is attached the address and the code for the shuttle Ace is on*

The Mariposa Library

Post 122

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

To: All Aboard the Mariposa
Re: Planetfall on Delta Delphini III

To All Aboard the Mariposa:

Planetfall on Delta Delphini III will occur during Third Watch tomorrow.

During the Mariposa's stay at Delta Delphini III, the dolphins from the Oceanarium will be transferred to their new home. A scientific probe will also be launched, which will carry out a series of microgravity experiments around the system.

Personnel are advised that planetary leave on Delta Delphini III is restricted. The planet is an astromorphic ecopreserve. Recreational leave is available on Spindleshanks Island - see your commanding officer for information about applying for leave there.

Delphini III Orbital Station (aka DOS) is open to all personnel, and is reachable by regular shuttle runs.

DOS offers (limited) shopping facilities on its concourse, as well as dining facilities, and a modest hotel. Due to its supervision by Starfleet, beer and wine ONLY are available - no spiritous liquurs may be obtained.

Also available on DOS are holosuites, offering a variety of virtual holiday packages. See Cpl Kindred, their authorised agent, for details.

As usual, the Captain wishes to point out that the Mariposa uniform is distinctive. Please behave yourselves accordingly - they know who we are, and our reputation precedes us.

Respectfully submitted,

Rory Donahue

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Post 123

Otus Nycteus

The Maha Mahout's chef's banana poori recipe, as given to Eli Charognard:

For 20 banana pooris:

300 gr ata or whole wheat flour
50 gr chick pea flour
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin seed
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp molten ghee
2 small, ripe bananas
2 tsp brown castor sugar

ghee to deep-fry in


Sieve the two kinds of flour and mix them in a bowl; add spices and salt; drizzle the molten ghee over it and rub it in.

Mash the bananas into a smooth paste, add the sugar.

Mix flour and banana pulp well. Add banana or some warm water if the mix is too dry, or flour if it's too sticky. Knead dough until it's smooth and quite firm. Let the dough rest for about 20 minutes.

Heat the ghee in a round-bottomed pan (such as a wok) over a moderate flame.

Rub a few drops of ghee over the rolling surface. Do *not* use flour; that'll burn and discolour the ghee. Divide the dough into 20 flattened balls and roll them into round, thin flaps.

Lower the flame when the ghee starts to smoke. Slide one of the pooris into the ghee, last rolled side on top. It should sink and then rise up again. Dip it under with the skimmer or pour ghee over it. Once it's puffed up, fry the other side for about 30 seconds until it's golden brown.

Let the fried poori drain in a collander. Serve hot.

TIP: Strain the ghee after use. As long as it's clear, smells normal and doesn't contain any food remains, it can be reused several times.

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Post 124


Are you bored or lonely? Or perhaps are you feeling blue but don't know why? Or maybe you're just looking for some advice. Whatever the case, Dr. Lens will listen to you, in a comfortable and confidential setting. I offer counseling and therapy on a informal patient drop in basis.

Setting up an appointment is a piece of cake (or other dessert served in slices that is the equivalent of it on some other worlds). All you have to do is call me with the com system, leave a message on my computer or push the button on the announcer box and we can schedule it right then and there. At a mutually convenient time to fit with your work schedule so that if you wish, you do not even have to call off or miss work.
It's all aimed to help you, the patient or person seeking advice to be able to get back on your feet and to your important job as quickly as possible.

The Mariposa Space Psychology Office is conveniently located near other guest suites on the A deck in room 12. You can tell which one it is right away by either the multi-lingual sign labeled out front or the mural on the door which is usually found activated during business hours.

Physician: Lieutenant Doctor Ace Lens
BS, MS (both 19th and 20th Cent.), MH (21st Cent.), award for recognition by StarFleet Psychology Department (in 2500 for work done while studying in an era abroad), degree in philosophy (19th Cent.) and a minors in psychiatry (c. 22nd Cent.).

Office hours: Flexible, can be set up in advance or impromptu is also likely to be okay, since chances are that I can be found in my office the majority of the time unless otherwise indicated in advance. </>

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Post 125

Malabarista - now with added pony

To: All Mariposa crew members and supercargo
Re: Replicator menus

Please note:

The limited replicator service that was instated to save energy has been working out well, but we have now re-evaluated the food menu and made some minor changes. The replicators are used mainly for breakfasts and late-night snacks, so the menu has been adapted accordingly. Following items will be available:

Beverages: (sugar, milk, lemon, or honey, as needed)
Tea, black or peppermint, hot or iced
Water, still or sparkling
Juice, apple or orange

Soups: (optional: with egg noodles or rice)
Broth, chicken, beef, or vegetable
Vegetable Minestrone

Sandwiches: (all sandwiches on whole-grain bread with salad garnish)

Breakfast: (available every shift)
Scrambled eggs with toast
Muesli with milk or yoghurt

Fruit salad
Mixed nuts
Pretzel sticks
Jello available at some replicators, use the "Smith Button" to check for locations

If you do not find what you are looking for on the menu, check the food dispensers loacated in most corridors and break rooms for a varying selection of sandwiches, pastries, beverages, fresh fruit, and snacks. We will not be adding alcoholic beverages or more snack items to the replicator menus.

Also, I wish to remind everyone that items such as soap and toilet paper are available from the dispensers, but that individuals or dorms who find themselves running short often should simply send a note to Housekeeping so that a larger weekly supply can be brought. These items are common trade goods and as such will not be replicated. Pet food and pet supplies are available in the Chandlery.

These changes will affect all regular food replicators located in sleeping or break areas. Supply replicators in various work areas or specially modified replicators for crew members or supercargo with special dietary needs will not be affected. Replicator codes given out by Sickbay for your medications will still work as normal until the prescription expires.

Please remember that the replicators are a convenience and a privilege, and not intended as a substitute for the mess halls.

Further requests can be submitted to myself or Lt Erich von Koestler, and will be considered at the next re-evaluation. A copy of this memo will go on file at the library for your future reference.

- Sgt Sophie Larris

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