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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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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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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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 27 – Use of Force

Yet A(nother) Year In Seattle Sunday June 27, 2066 – Not a good idea Whenever a law enforcement officer discharges his weapon in some place other than the range, he has to file a use of force report. Whenever a mage or shaman summons spirits in an offensive manner, and it is publicly observed and […]

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Yet A(nother) Year in Seattle – Week 25 – A Strong Recovery

Sunday June 13, 2066 – Strength in numbers Most of yesterday was spent tracking down members of our extended family. Turns out that not only did our apartment serve as temporary housing for medics and members of law enforcement, so did the condo, the Ork Underground, Citywide’s main office as well as the majority of […]

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Yet A(nother) Year in Seattle – Week 24 – Rule of Law, or Arms, or Numbers

Yet A(nother) Year In Seattle Sunday, June 6, 2066 – Filters Day three of Martial Law and the Martial may be becoming part of the problem. I’ve had seven complaints from motor medics of being stopped en-route and detained for questioning because everyone knows only gang members ride motorcycles. This seems to be especially true […]

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Yet A(nother) Year in Seattle – Week 23 – Playing the Percentages

Yet A(nother) Year In Seattle Sunday, May 30, 2066 – The story of my life – without subtitles Sometimes it feels like my life is like a foreign movie where I don’t speak the language. Things just feel surreal and I’m constantly trying to make sense out of what’s going on. Other times it makes […]

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Yet A(nother) Year in Seattle – Week 22 – Getting to know the players

Yet A(nother) Year In Seattle Sunday, May 23, 2066 – Council Island Stand-off We had an interesting guest for dinner today. It seems that Nathan made an… interesting… impression on Lone Star’s Magical Forensics team, or more to the point one Tabitha McAndles. Now, the interesting thing is Tabitha is almost as magical as I […]

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