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

January 4th, 2552 Dates Pilot Katherine ‘Kat’ James wondering One of the downsides of having too much time and nowhere to go is the fact that you have too much time to worry. I compensate for this by wondering about random things. Today I spent a lot of time thinking about dates. I started wondering […]

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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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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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Yet A(nother) Year in Seattle – Week 26 -Lessons in Perception

Sunday June 20, 2066 – Mitchell Just when you think you have a handle on everything, life tends to throw you a curve-ball. I’ll take this one as a decent sign and pretend I had a handle on everything but let’s face it things have been spiraling out of control since the year started. I’ve […]

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