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

January 14th, 2552 Backfire Pilot 237, Reporting Remember how I mentioned that there were different castes, and they don’t talk to each other? It’s more that they tend to issue orders to each other and no one is listening. Case in point, the Military was running the investigation into the explosion and at about 02:00 […]

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

January 13th, 2552 The stick Convict 237 Well, two months after launch and any progress we’d made as individuals has been forfeit. We’re all back to washing dishes, doing laundry, and cleaning areas no one else wants to clean. Worse, the guards are being particularly focused on keeping us away from anything that could be […]

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

January 9th, 2552 9th Day Pilot Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting Today is our 9th rotation, an official fleet day off, which is to say everyone only works as much as necessary to keep things running smoothly. We get a few extra hours for leisure, and this, our first 9th day, was also the day we […]

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A Moment of Reflection and Upcoming Events

I feel like I’m sitting on the edge of a storm front, things are coming my way, things I’ve worked for and now I’m caught up in a wave…and I just have to ride it out and see where it goes.  I’m learning that it is possible to be excited, and proud and terrified at […]

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Yet A(nother) Year in Seattle – Week 28 – Normal is Highly Overrated

Yet A(nother) Year In Seattle Sunday, July 4, 2066 – Playing for Pyros. They say you should leave the fireworks to the trained professionals. Unfortunately somewhere along the lines, the professionals forgot to respect their pyrotechnics. You work with anything long enough you forget things, like the fact that fireworks are controlled explosives, keyword here […]

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