Real Name: Theo
Location: Middle Earth. (New Zealand)
Joined Starbase 118: 239311.22 (November 22, 2016)
Favourite Colour: PURPLE!
Favourite TV shows: Star Trek (naturally), Stargate SG-1, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who
Favourite Films: Braveheart, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars
Other things I enjoy: Reading, Scouts, History (especially Classical History), Being weird
Other fun things
Awards and Service Ribbons
|Awards and Commendations|
|Neelix Award||239506.25||This person's presence on Discord isn't just an excuse to hop aboard the (two hour!) pun train. The nominations spoke of their willingness to help other simmers, offering advice and feedback on ideas and prose, and being an inspiration and all round ray of sunshine to anyone they chat with. A delight to chat with, fun to brainstorm with, and a joy to write with, Tasha MacFarlane more than deserving of an award that recognises out-of-character devotion to simming.
|Scotty Cross||Like the Q Award, the Scotty Cross recognises creativity in simming -- this time in resolving plot dilemmas. More than once, I've had a smile put on my face by the methods Tasha MacFarlane conjures up (or switches off, in one particular example!) in order to solve a problem, and from the nominations I know that I'm not the only one. I look forward to seeing how her out-of-the-box thinking will present itself in future.
|Sheathed Sword||There were a huge number of nominations for this award, no doubt spurred on by the quality of the sims surrounding the event and the recovery that followed. Tasha MacFarlane experienced a truly life-changing injury, but it was the sims and stories that followed that really cemented her as deserving of this award. From the physical recovery of the injury itself, phantom pains and counselling sessions, as well as learning to adapt and use a cybernetic limb, she's undergone an affecting and continuing journey toward acceptance and recovery.
|Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon||239311.22||Starfleet Academy||Sal Taybrim||Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.|
|Orion Syndicate Service Medal||239401.21||USS Gorkon||Quinn Reynolds||Reynolds: In recognition that the Orion Syndicate is once again a serious and credible threat to the safety and security of Federation citizens, Starfleet has authorised the creation of new service ribbons to honour those who combat their criminal activities. ::She paused.:: The Gorkon crew is thereby awarded the War of Shadows Ribbon, and the Orion Syndicate Ribbon.|
|War of Shadows Ribbon|
|Captain's Commendation||239409.10||USS Gorkon||Quinn Reynolds||Reynolds: The bomb itself was not a solo device, but had a partner that had not been detonated. The risk to life was extreme, and it was through the actions of two officers that the bomb was safely defused with no additional injuries. Lieutenant Commander Alerta Millis and Ensign Tasha MacFarlane displayed incredible grace under pressure, performing their duties in an exemplary fashion. For this reason, I am proud to award them the Captain's Commendation.|
|Explorer's Ribbon||Reynolds: Our mission to Leutra IV was one of science and investigation, but I cannot imagine that any of us could have anticipated the wonder and secrets that the planet held below its surface. For bringing these mysteries to light for further investigation, and for ensuring a peaceful first encounter with the sentient inhabitants of the planet, Starfleet awards the Explorer's Ribbon and the First Contact ribbon to the whole crew of the USS Gorkon.|
|First Contact Ribbon|
|Explorer's Ribbon||239412.14||USS Gorkon||Quinn Reynolds||Reynolds: I'm going to keep this short, and a little informal. We had a hell of a time in the Roman Expanse, but I did come out of it reminded how fortunate I am to work with such remarkable people; clever, brave and dedicated. Starfleet's way of thanking people for going above and beyond is in the form of service ribbons, so I have a few to award tonight. ::She paused to gather her thoughts, recalling list of ribbons she had to award.:: First of all, we made some incredible discoveries during our time inside the Expanse. We met two new species, and brought information back from the heart of the nebula that I'm sure scientists will be pouring over for years. So I'm pleased to announce that everyone will be receiving the Explorer's Ribbon.|
|Prisoner of War Ribbon||Reynolds: Regrettably, in missions where there are citations for gallantry, there are often people who've suffered harm in the line of duty. Ensign Burke, Petty Officer Liss; Starfleet honours your service and sacrifice with a Purple Heart. Ensign MacFarlane, we honour you with the Prisoner of War ribbon.|
|Innovation Ribbon||239504.01||USS Gorkon||Quinn Reynolds||Reynolds: A number of individuals also showed just how brilliant Starfleet officers can be, using their brains, rather their brawn, to bring about the successful rescue of the Starbase's population. Ensign Sienelis, I'm pleased to award you the Captain's Commendation. Ensign MacFarlane and… uh… ::she flushed a little pink, unable to quite hide her embarrassment,:: ...myself… are awarded the Innovation Ribbon for the clever application of technology to resolve a dangerous situation.|
|Purple Heart||Reynolds: Unfortunately, the danger of the mission did mean that there were injuries. Ensigns MacFarlane, Burke and Sienelis, Starfleet honours your bravery and sacrifice by awarding you the Purple Heart.|
|Orion Syndicate Service Medal||Reynolds: I do have some service ribbons to award. First, due to the presence of the Syndicate aboard the station, everyone on the away teams is awarded the Orion Syndicate Service Medal. It's unfortunate that we keep running into them, but you all did yourselves proud.|
|Silver Star||239508.11||USS Gorkon||Quinn Reynolds||Reynolds: Lieutenant zh'Aella, Lieutenant Junior Grade MacFarlane, Ensign Krugol and Petty Officer Gwinnett, the actions you took about the warbird in order to retake the bridge were a particularly striking example of heroism. You put yourself in harm's way to protect the colony and your fellow crew, and Starfleet is proud to recognise your bravery with a Silver Star.|
|Good Conduct Ribbon||Lieutenant Commander Reynolds, Lieutenant Junior Grades Marshall and MacFarlane, Ensigns Smith and Lanta, you too showed honour and valour in the line of duty, supporting Lieutenant zh'Aella's team in securing the warbird's bridge. As such, we present you with the Good Conduct Ribbon in recognition of your actions that day.|
|Insignia||Rank||Portrait||Character Name||Gender and Species||Current Position||Current Posting|
|Lieutenant||Tasha MacFarlane||Human Female||Assistant Chief Engineer||USS Gorkon|
|Petty Officer Third Class||Dannak||Male Xindi-Arboreal||Repair Technician||USS Gorkon|
|Senior Chief Petty Officer||Kolrom||Male Xindi-Reptilian||Weapons and Explosives Specialist/Chemist||USS Gorkon|
|Ensign||Okira Keretene||Male Human||Science Officer||USS Gorkon|
|Cadet||Nicholas MacFarlane||Male Human||Cadet||Starfleet Academy|
|Former Centurion||Tardek N'Gelai||Male Romulan||Doctor and Virologist||Location Unknown|