The Multiverse Monitor is a publication distributed in PPC HQ. It has been described as 'regenerating '; every few years, long after the previous version has died, the name is picked up by a new editorial team and attached to some new variant. The Monitor usually seems to operate out of Response Centre #14.
The 2013 IncarnationEdit
The most recent version of the Multiverse Monitor is a news magazine. Its first known edition was released in April 2013 HST. Its Editors work out of RC #2536 and may or may not be operating under the pseudonyms Anon E. Maus and Nita Incog. In-universe, it has been in publication since 2011 HST, as the first published issue has feedback referencing articles in previous issues written. Its 2011 origins were as a 'sporadically printed newsletter', but evidently the printing budget expanded between then and 2013.
The first edition of the Multiverse Monitor had four cover stories:
- The Blackout which had recently affected HQ, and the consequences thereof. (Main cover story)
- An interview with the Doctor from Doctor Who.
- A piece about the Doctor's companion Clara beating Agent Omicron at PPC Cluedo.
- A discussion of Agents Christianne Shieh and Eledhwen Elerossiel finally becoming a couple.
It also included the first examples of two regular features:
The second edition had four cover stories:
- The continued cleanup of HQ after the Blackout.
- An upcoming distance learning programme for potential OFU writers, called OFU-squared.
- A new species of Sue called the Sue Lord, and how the agents involved in its mission defeated it.
- An interview with Thane Krios from Mass Effect, as a followup to a mission by Agents Xanthus, Anneli, and Cinderella.
Regular features include:
- Canon Character of the Month: Spock
- Canon Location of the Month: The Infinite Library, Nanohaverse
New features include:
- Reviews by Stan Grayston of various artistic endeavours in HQ. In this issue, he reviews "The Glorious Revolution", a stage adaptation of Night Watch that premièred on May 25, 2013.
The 2006-2007 IncarnationEdit
This Multiverse Monitor was a short lived British-style tabloid that ran for fourteen issues from March 2006 until June 2007 , HST. The initial plan was for it to be monthly, but the final six months were on bimonthly basis. Interestingly, issues eleven through fourteen have not been linked from the Monitor's main page. At the end of Issue Fourteen, it was announced that the paper would be taking a hiatus until the end of the year. It never started up again.
A running theme in the tabloid, which was edited by Agents Starwind Rohana and Estelnar Celebduin, was supposed debauchery among the Flowers. Whether any of this was true or not remains open to debate, usually somewhere the Flowers can't overhear.
The first issue of the Multiverse Monitor featured two cover stories regarding (the heavily elaborated, if not completely made up) romantic conquests of both the Sunflower Official and Dafydd Illian. Equally noticeable in this issue is the beginning of a series of Page Three images - in this case, a photo of Agent Suicide in the shower. This issue began the tradition of advertisements, and the leadup to its publication formed part of the plot of the semi-canon PPC Computer Game.
- Page Three - Agent Suicide
The second issue of the Multiverse Monitor featured two cover stories - one regarding Agent Keily Shinra suffering from Mary Sue Syndrome, the other a how-to guide for 'Sue taxidermy. This issue also started including letters from readers. It also featured the first 'Lust Object of the Month'.
The third issue of the Multiverse Monitor featured two cover stories; one asking about the HQ Pool ('Does it really exist?'), and one claiming to expose the 'secrets of the Plants' - namely, that the Marquis de Sod has 'a few bends in his stem'. This issue was also the first to feature horoscopes.
The fourth issue of the Multiverse Monitor featured two cover stories; one describing the invasion of HQ by a (tiny) Dalek (made of pipecleaners), and one asking who was to replace the Wisteria as Head of Operations. This issue ran immediately after the Crashing Down crisis.
The fifth issue
- Page Three - Agent Charlotte Deline
- Lust Object of the Month - Éowyn
The sixth issue
- Page Three - Agent Gammut, whose picture is now a frog in an ice cube for some reason
- Lust Object of the Month - Anakin Skywalker
The seventh issue
- Page Three - Agent Pyro
- Lust Object of the Month - Draco Malfoy, only apparently now it's Draco Malfoy the Bandwidth Theft notice
The eighth issue of the Multiverse Monitor was the Hallowe'en issue.
The ninth issue
- Page Three - Agent Logan
- Lust Object of the Month - None
The tenth issue
The eleventh issue
The twelfth issue
The thirteenth issue
- Page Three - Agent Simon Jones
- Lust Object of the Month - None.
The fourteenth issue
- Page Three - None.
- Lust Object of the Month - None.
The 2003-ish IncarnationEdit
There was a Multiverse Monitor many years ago, sometime around 2003 ; however, its issues have since been lost to the Internet. It was presented in a single-page newssheet format, and featured (among other things) a Plotbunny Adoption Center.