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

February 15th, 2552 Wrong Pilot, Right Time Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting Sometimes you get assignments based on the best person for the job – when you can plan things out— that’s what happens when things go according to plan. The universe, it seems, loves a plan, and how little […]

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

February 11th, 2552 Failure to maintain Philosopher/Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting The universe is not a forgiving place. Sometimes we forget that— sometimes the reminder is a little hard to take. We really didn’t have time to mourn properly when the Twilight ruptured, we were too busy trying to make […]

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

February 10th, 2552 Project Tweaks Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting The Franken-ship is looking more ship, less cobbled-together these days. She’s not as sleek as the other exploratory ships, but she wasn’t designed to win any beauty contests. She’s a multi-purpose vehicle and as such, she’s a thing of her […]

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

February 9th, 2552 Trio of Terrors Shuttle pilot/Lab Rat/mechanic in training – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting You’d think with how busy we are and how much work we have to do in order to survive long enough to do our mission— people would be focused on that. Well, most reasonable, well-balanced people were focused on […]

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

February 6th, 2552 Robot arm Metallurgy trainee/Lab Rat – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting It would seem that working in an iso suit is like working in a spacesuit that is far more delicate and unforgiving and you have almost no dexterity whatsoever. Working in an iso suit over a spacesuit is just plain ridiculous. On […]

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

February 3rd, 2552 New Job, better job Pilot/Mechanic/Lab Rat – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting Daniels has decided that I need to focus on one thing right now and that is my project. He seems convinced that we are going to need to be able to scavenge parts, coble them together and make something we need. […]

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

February 2nd, 2552 Redundant Redundancies Pilot/Mechanic/Lab Rat – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting It’s fun sitting in on lectures about safety and caution when what they want you to do is touch down on alien planets, follow protocols that were designed to control the unknown based on the known. So we’re basically gathering samples following protocols […]

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

January 27th, 2552 A tour of the stars Katherine ‘Kat’ James, sometimes pilot, sometimes wrench monkey reporting I can definitely see why they have 9th day. All work tends to be hell for morale. But a little bit of organized tomfoolery can go a long way. While it was literally a bus man’s holiday, everybody […]

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

January 26th, 2552 Trouble is its own reward Katherine ‘Kat’ James, sometimes pilot, sometimes wrench monkey reporting Word of my antics reached my three self-appointed watchers. They made no bones about what they were doing, and the fact that they were on to me. It would be nice if they were actually watching what was […]

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

January 24th, 2552 AWOL A prison suited Katherine ‘Kat’ James reporting There is another problem to having too many jobs, I can’t work on my craft until after the day’s assignments are done and the hangar has been swept and mopped. Then there’s a new duty, making sure all the equipment and spare parts are […]

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