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

January 24th, 2552 AWOL A prison suited Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting There is another problem to having too many jobs, I can’t work on my craft until after the day’s assignments are done and the hangar has been swept and mopped. Then there’s a new duty, making sure all the equipment and spare parts are […]

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

January 23rd, 2552 Double Life Pilot, Mechanic’s Trainee, all-around good egg, Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting I know I should be tired, I’m working all the time these days, but the jobs are so different, it really doesn’t feel like I’m working – it’s more like I have a job, a hobby, and a bunch of […]

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

January 22nd, 2552 Something borrowed Pilot with a side job, Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting With our extended work hours, and limited rack time, you’d think another assignment would be the straw that broke this camel’s back, but— Cookie has given me a new assignment – and my own space in the shop. My project? Taking […]

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

January 21st, 2552 Trust Pilot Mechanic Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting It’s been over a week since it was discovered that there had been no sabotage, that no one was to blame for what happened onboard the Twilight of the Gods, but I’m still running into people on my own crew who haven’t heard— or have […]

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

January 20th, 2552 Stark, grim— breathtaking Pilot Mechanic Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting I’m still a wrench monkey in training, but this… this is what I came out here for. Okay, not the grueling hours and the reminder of just how fragile life is, but for the view. Today was a continuation of yesterday’s work, scrapping… […]

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

January 19th, 2552 Supply Run Jr. Wrench Monkey in Training, Pilot, beast of burden Katherine ‘Kat’ James, Reporting I figured I would be doing one or the other of my assigned areas, but instead, somehow Daniels found a way to combine what I’ve learned. Since the Twilight is not really space worthy, she can sit […]

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

January 18th, 2552 Close Call Jr. Wrench Monkey in Training, Pilot, beast of burden Katherine ‘Kat’ James, Reporting This is going to be short, I’m too tired to last too long writing. Today was another day of detection and overhauls, and proof that the different ship board units do not talk to each other— at […]

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

January 17th, 2552 Repeat Performance Jr. Wrench Monkey in Training, Kat ‘237’, Reporting Today, I learned about welding. Spot welding; Arc Welding, Mig Welding, Tig-Welding, and everybody’s favorite when you’re not in space Gas Welding, we covered the gambit. Then there was cutting and I think I’ve pretty much mastered ‘toting’. Then there was the […]

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

January 16th, 2552 Next Verse Jr. Wrench Monkey in Training, Kat ‘237’, Reporting Next verse, same as the first. All Day. The only break we got from inspection duty was time spent cleaning up the commissary. On the bright side, I believe every ship’s engineer, grease monkey, and backyard mechanic in the fleet has been […]

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

January 15th, 2552 Patiently Waiting Jr. Wrench Monkey in Training, Kat ‘237’, Reporting Well, my, we’ve been busy. I have to remind myself that we are not being slow and inefficient, we’re being careful and thorough. I had to remind myself of that again when I was assigned to schlep equipment for another team of […]

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