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

January 12th, 2552 Crew Review Convict 237 reporting for duty I’m learning a lot more about the interplay between the Deep Space Exploration Agency, the Confed Military and the Justice department conscription committee, or more to the point, the lack thereof. It turns out that the majority of the crew was handpicked by the mission […]

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

January 11th, 2552 Evac Drill A Bunny suited Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting There’s nothing like an emergency drill after the fact. The ‘Twilight of the Gods’ hull ruptured. The emergency call rippled through the fleet. Before the klaxons fell silent, half the crew was gone. There was a tense silence as the recovery teams were […]

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

January 10th, 2552 Ship Shape isn’t all that shapely Pilot Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting Now that we are officially in unknown territory we’re working our way through systems checks. I’m learning a lot about swearing, detecting areas of radioactive saturation and stress, what Cookie calls ‘an RS and S’ check. My part of the check […]

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

January 8th, 2552 Exhaustion has its benefits When you’re too tired to rise to the bait one of two things happen – you either end up being the victim or they leave you alone because your lack of reaction kinda takes the fun out of picking on you. It also helps if they know that […]

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07-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the stars

January 7th, 2552 The more you know… They say the more you know the less you understand. Personally I want to find whoever ‘they’ are and slap them in the back of the head. After our morning inspection and commisary duties, we were to report to our assignments for the day. In my case, I […]

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06-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the stars

January 6th, 2552 Cross-Training Wrench Monkey in Training- Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting It seems that my apprenticeship to the chief mechanic had been planned before I was even accepted to the Vision Project. Chief Charles “Cookie” Pentecost, told me that the justice department had forwarded our psych evals along with recommendations on how to best […]

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

January 5th, 2552 Identity Pilot Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting Sometimes I think I put that there just so I can remember who I am. I am so tired of being called Convict 237. Then again it’s better than being called by the charges I was convicted of. The more I learn about my fellow consriptees, […]

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

January 2nd, 2552 Home Pilot Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting I say, pilot because that is what I am. Unfortunately because of how I came to the crew of the Valkyrie— my official designation is Convict 237. The ship’s mechanical staff call me two-thirty-seven, the guards call me Two-Three-Seven, as if I’m too stupid to deal […]

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Valkyrie’s View – A Year Among the Stars

January 1st, 2552 In a heartbeat Pilot Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting My name is Kat James, I’m a Pilot on the Vision Project – a deep space exploration mission consisting of one Space Station, the Valhalla, and seven sister ships: Freyja, Norn, Valkyrie’s View, the Edda, Twilight of the Gods, Thought, and Memory. I’m a […]

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