86–Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

March 26th, 2552 Age vs Beauty Tow Truck Driver/Gumbo Cook and caretaker/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting I’m not allowed to touch the new ship— they don’t even want her in the same compartment as My Gumbo. Aside from yesterday’s walkthrough— I haven’t gotten to see the ship, I can’t put her through her paces […]

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

March 24th, 2552 Almost but not quite under wraps Tow Truck Driver/Usual Suspect/mechanic’s apprentice/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting The top-secret package arrived today – Wrapped in the plastics we were taught to wrap artifacts in, only it was wrapped so tightly, no one could tell what we were looking at, which I think was […]

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

March 23rd, 2552 There’s an Acronym for that Tow Truck Driver/Usual Suspect/mechanic’s apprentice/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting Well, the squad did not return with the find, but two pilots did, looking for extra grapples and repairs to their ships where the grapples failed. I should have been allowed to work on it. I’m qualified […]

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

March 13th, 2552 “Live Feed” Tow Truck Driver/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting Today was a tad surreal. We were treated to the ‘live feed’ from Dancer’s landing, at least that’s what they called it for the non-astrophysicists in the fleet. Everyone was talking about Dancer’s Retreat – the new name for VV […]

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

March 6th, 2552 Waiting Game Tow Truck Driver/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting Day one of waiting. So far, this mission seems to be a study in how long I can hold my breath. We won’t know for 2 days if they made it to VV 271.1 and then it will only be […]

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

March 5th, 2552 Communications Breakdown Tow Truck Driver/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting Communications started to break down almost immediately – the homing beacon on the Valkyrie went from sounding ever minute to every two until it was almost pointless. If anything happened to the fleet – I’d be traveling so slowly I’d […]

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

March 4th, 2552 Wall Flower Tow Truck Driver/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice/Wall Flower – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting With all the briefings and all the discussions, the fact that I would be staying with the main fleet while the Valkyrie and the Memory headed out, the fact that I’d be watching from the sidelines didn’t really hit […]

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

March 3rd, 2552 Planning Tow Truck Driver/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting Okay, I know that the plan is the first casualty of actually trying to execute it. I wonder if that’s why execute is the word we use— anyway, today is 9th day, and while we’re taking it easy today, we’re planning. […]

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

March 2nd, 2552 Researching the Research Tow Truck Driver/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting Today was spent shuttling people between ships as we prepare to separate into our mission groups. I guess they’re getting all their physical time in while they can. Transmissions are all well and good, but since we haven’t figured […]

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

February 27th, 2552 Briefing Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic’s apprentice – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting You can feel the excitement building. Everyone in the fleet from the conscriptee pushing a broom in maintenance to the lady serving coffee at the briefings, to the staff taking notes, we all feel it— okay, all three of those are me, […]

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