There is a possibility that I am not supposed to think of a Rorqual as the flagship of my fleet. Yet I have decided to. And with great delight I welcome Buttered Scone to my hangar.
This was when he was a plain Scone a moment before.
Moving straight to the point, Buttered Scone was a gift. I received an eve-mail with a contract link as a direct response to my blog post where I discuss the Rorqual as my dream ship. A contract written to me for a Rorqual. I messaged the person and immediately broke down into gibbering giggles while drooling and licking my own fingertips. It was quite the excited mess.
I went through the huge thought roller coaster I do whenever someone gives me a gift. Should I take it? Should I politely explain to them I don't deserve it? Should I snatch it before they realize they made a mistake? What to do? How do I handle this?
I decided to gracefully accept it. I can squeal and bounce up and down with elegance and serenity. Honest. Then I asked if it was okay for me to write about it. Then I worried about writing about it. Was it bragging? Would it seem weird? And after fretting for a bit I decided I was being stupid.
I was happy.
"Why a Rorqual?" someone will ask me. They may lay out all sorts of reasons based around the ships purpose, my usage potential, and the stats and state of the current meta that I don't care about. Maybe someone else would. But for me? Well...
"It has a Q in it's name." You see, I have a fondness for what I call 'odd' letters of the alphabet. They are letters that are not used with the regularity that I might enjoy. Q, X, Z's I love them. I don't know why but the first time I saw the Rorqual's name it was gorgeous. It sounded amazing, and it even transformed. An industrial capital ship. It seemed so incredibly bad ass that I latched onto wanting it. So there I was, staring at this amazing, weird looking ship with a Q in its name.
And how I wanted one. I'd feel little splashes of envy when other people undocked theirs. I had no idea what I would do with it. I can make jump clones, sure. But, I was never able to justify any type of sane reason to have one. The last time I almost pulled the trigger I stopped myself and used the ISk to start TCS. I was looking at them again when the industry changes were announced to see if I could find one on the cheap. I kept trying to justify it but I couldn't. And I really, really wanted to. After all, I got the skin for my mystery code off of my Collector's Edition. I had to get one now! Right? Right wallet?
Now I have one.
Now, I can spin it in its hangar and dream of consuming asteroids like Unicron eats planets.