44-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

February 13th, 2552 Christening Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting I know Cookie is trying to bring me out of my funk – and I know we need proof that we can adapt vehicles to our new environment but it seems a little crass to launch the Franen-ship, not this close […]

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43-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

February 12th, 2552 A moment Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting I nearly hit someone today, which usually a good sign that I need to back off and regroup, only I’m on a ship that’s more like a small town. Sure there are people I haven’t met and haven’t ticked off […]

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42-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

February 11th, 2552 Failure to maintain Philosopher/Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting The universe is not a forgiving place. Sometimes we forget that— sometimes the reminder is a little hard to take. We really didn’t have time to mourn properly when the Twilight ruptured, we were too busy trying to make […]

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41-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

February 10th, 2552 Project Tweaks Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting The Franken-ship is looking more ship, less cobbled-together these days. She’s not as sleek as the other exploratory ships, but she wasn’t designed to win any beauty contests. She’s a multi-purpose vehicle and as such, she’s a thing of her […]

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40-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

February 9th, 2552 Trio of Terrors Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting You’d think with how busy we are and how much work we have to do in order to survive long enough to do our mission— people would be focused on that. Well, most reasonable, well-balanced people were focused on […]

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39-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

February 8th, 2552 Arcade Games Flight Simulator Failure/Lab Rat – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting Today, based on the new protocols, all pilots were called upon to report to the simulator for training. My problem is— the simulator isn’t real. In the history of simulators, I have yet to find one that actually handled like a […]

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38-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

February 7th, 2552 New Protocols Metallurgy trainee/Lab Rat – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting Spending the night onboard the Twilight was— surreal. There’s only a skeleton crew, and everyone there was either sleeping with a spacesuit in hand, sleeping in an escape pod – or simply not sleeping. I spent most of the night dozing in […]

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37-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

February 6th, 2552 Robot arm Metallurgy trainee/Lab Rat – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting It would seem that working in an iso suit is like working in a spacesuit that is far more delicate and unforgiving and you have almost no dexterity whatsoever. Working in an iso suit over a spacesuit is just plain ridiculous. On […]

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36-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

February 5th, 2552 New Job, better job Concerned Pilot/Metallurgist/Mechanic/Lab Rat – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting Today was the first landing on an alien planet, well, almost landing, almost tragedy. Remember how I said that we were making plans based on things we know while poking at the unknown? Yeah that… Turns out that at least […]

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35-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

Feb 4th, 2552 Adapt or get left behind Katherine ‘Kat’ James, sometimes pilot, sometimes wrench monkey reporting While I am still working on the Franken-ship, I am also taking science classes on types of rocks and minerals and how they are formed. Or as Tower put it – If a bunch of Einherjar can learn […]

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