Monday, November 5, 2007

RAC: Shiny new swag

Thought I'd share this with you...

As a "thank you" for the hard work I did for them, QMx was nice enough to send me a personalized Battlestar Galactica-style dogtag!

Inside this neat little metal box, suitable for holding Space Altoids...

... is a neat little bag (I wonder how many cubits it can hold?)...

... with this really shiny dogtag!

Yes, my serial number is "Elite" in l33tsp34k. I'm sure I'm going to Hell for that, but I'd be going there anyway, so why not have a bit of fun in the process?

Anyway, I'm told that this dogtag is unique. Whereas most personalized tags have random serial numbers, I was able to pick mine (because I'm special!) and I seriously doubt that combination will come up again. So, if you ever meet someone at a convention claiming to be Erin Palette, ask to see her dogtags! Because if they don't look like this, then she isn't me!

My tags also came with an "Induction Order," which is a fancy way of saying I've been drafted into the ranks of the Colonial Forces. (I hope I can qualify for flight status... I want to be a Raptor pilot!)

And that's really neat, because it wasn't long ago that I was discharged from the Independent Forces:

This came with my Ships' Papers and was a special deal restricted to those people who ordered within the first 24 hours (Thank you again, Nathan!) If you haven't bought one of these, you really need to... they only made 1500 of these, and 900 have already been sold.

Yes, I do believe I have sold my soul for geek swag.

Now playing: Bear McCreary - Passacaglia
via FoxyTunes


  1. OK, officially about the coolest thing I've seen...

  2. I love the Raptors, don't get me wrong, but I'm a sucker for the end-to-tail flips the Vipers can do. Those have to be the most manueverable fighters I have ever seen.

    Interesting picture on your discharge notice, by the way..;-p

  3. And I have an interesting discharge on my picture notice, too...


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