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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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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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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Yet A(nother) Year in Seattle – Week 16 – Detour

Yet A(nother) Year In Seattle Sunday, April 11, 2066 – Observation for Easter Have you ever looked at something and you knew it was out of kilter but you couldn’t put your finger on it. And every time you looked at it, you were struck by how wrong it was but your brain just couldn’t […]

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Yet A(nother) Year in Seattle – Week 10 – Problems are easy, when they belong to someone else

Yet A(nother) Year In Seattle Sunday February 28, 2066 – The Party’s Over I had a long talk with Nathan today. Okay, I had several long talks, with Nathan, with Mario and Case, and Mom and Dad Walker and Trina and Nick and with Father Mike at St. Matthews. They’re giving me time, letting me […]

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A(nother) Year in Seattle – Week 25 – Into the Abyss

A(nother) Year in Seattle Sunday – December 14, 2059 – Scheduling Mayhem I spent the morning working out the schedule for the rest of the holiday season. We needed to cover the holiday caseloads and still keep our people fresh. I matched up people’s holiday requests and tried to make it work. It took me […]

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