Discussion in 'Diaries & Captain's Logs' started by stfenix, Jun 12, 2018.
Velimar's last day on Bereza, playing the sun away.
*A loud click begins the audio log, as the recording button on the mining craft is pressed, the hum of a reactor is heard in the background, as cooking is heard, it is clearly on a ship in space.*
I don't know what today is, today is whatever day it needs to be, this will have to suffice for the date to this journal.
Today I have made planet fall in Haven, having met several of the natives, I am learning of how truly vast this galaxy is. Many and of many peoples live here, and all are different. Nothing could compare to this on Bereza, and every minute is a new sight and smell.
I have met the Manager for the Atlas corporation, he is a large man, perhaps not large, but I remember him as large because of his eyes. He was a kind enough man, who I asked for a job. I hope that I can meet what he needs in time, as he himself said that I am not ready. I want to be ready, I WILL BE READY!
I met Adalie who is of a strange planet where Anarchy reigns, but it is not like Bereza, it is instead wartorn between gangs, and those who would harm all. This is strange to me, as I have only ever lived on a planet where Anarchy is kind and slow. Not fast and violent. I hope to never meet this in person.
Lastly I have met Tahi, a large hylotl, who said that he made explosives. Perhaps I'll ask him to help me with my ship, it is on hard times, but I may be better served searching for an engineer. Perhaps if I work for Atlas I will get an opportunity to meet an engineer who would help me?
*the sizzling in the background gets louder*
Damnit, the apples are burning, I am of done for now. Computator, shut off recording.
*sounds can be heard as Velimar rushes back to stop his apples from burning, and then a loud click, as he realizes that the primary computer is still offline, and won't respond to voice commands.*
*A loud click is heard once again as the record button is pressed, and a few quiet meows from a cat.*
I am still having trouble of finding date for record logs, but is few days since last once. Hopefully in future I will be of able to find out date.
Today was a good day for me!, I have of meeting many people, and many aliens, I will of talk about them here while apples are frying.
*the sound of something frying in a pan being moved and turned is heard, but quiets down after a few seconds.*
I will be of talking about them in order, First there was a man who is of Highreach. Where is is I do not know, but he is baron! I was to be of talking to royalty! He had a creepy smile, but was friendly. We talk of surprise of him being baron and he even wore a crown! I am of embarrassed to say I do not remember of the name of the Baron of Highreach, but he was a kind man. I play song for him and he give me enough pixels to pay for food for day, and possibly tomorrow. These apples are from you friend! Though it is not like he will ever hear this...
I of play old quiet Berezan folk song for him, he seem to enjoy it.
Then next I was to be of meeting a penguin! Like from of the south pole kind! I realize quickly he was alien too and could speak! I was of so happy. He ask for pixels and then be of dispensing knowledge like candy toy. I only wish I were of nearly as smart as penguin, as penguin gave me lot to think about, such as of being connected to void, and something about fourth wall. Am not being of sure, be Penguin was wise and okay. I also meet briefly of gray and purple spotted moth alien, she was kind and soft, I of saying hi, perhaps I of ask name, but forget because of so many names here in Haven.
umm, let me see... Next I have seen of Tahi again! He is of hylotl, and is kind fish, he always wear a cowboy hat, like to be of seeing from old earth shows. I wonder if he is getting into shootouts with bad guys on other planets? I have of heard of him before as engineer and weapon maker, so I make of asking him to help me with ship! Soon will not have to hit button to record, will only have to of ask computator.
He ask of me a lot of pixels, and didn't say of how much. This is okay, as they say from off Bereza, Money must be spent to make money. I will of be calling him, and talking to him on Nexus soon to figure out specifics, but soon, I can sleep on bedroll properly again, and of have room to live properly.
Oh! and almost of forgot, the tall thing... I am not of sure what I saw next to the tree yesterday, but it was tall, and drew on tree. It oozed and pulled off own finger. Tahi seem to have scare away to be man of Highreach's problem. I feel bad I did not get chance to speak to Baron more. I figure of all men he is best for this, as he tells me he fights zombies and death in his domain, he can take care of this zombie also.
Oh, is also of discovery today! I have found out about nexus ...
*the cat meows behind him*
Now is not time Teegr, I am talking to... um... future Veli! This is for me for when I am soldier and successful and Haven citizen.
But back to what I was to be of saying, I find out about Nexus, which is a network of computators for people to be of talking to each other! I know of this sort of thing from big cities on Bereza, but this is amazing how huge it is here. I am able to talk to anyone I know from it, and apply for citizenship. I am to be of very happy soon, as dream come true!
But where was I? ah yes... I was talking of people today.
After Tahi, I see man in Radiation suit, like on Bereza. It bring back bad memories of the Rad storms, and of the shelter under villages. I am glad I am never of seeing those again! It only give me bad feeling. Tahi be of saying that man in suit was of "Solus". I am of not sure what that is, but sounds like a company. Perhaps it is of enemy of Atlas corporation? I perhaps call man over net and ask, but probably more important to call about job, which I need soon.
uhhh, yes I was then of meeting another moth alien, her name was Makana, and she was of scared and skittish, but kind all the same. I wonder what to be of happened to her in past? Perhaps bad, perhaps always is scared. It seems common of moth aliens to be scared of people and other alien, perhaps is in nature? I know moth of Bereza had reason to be scared of lizard, and rad storm.
Lastly I meet most kind man of day, his name Nevada! I like this man, he is of officer of peace for Haven. So he is of important. He tell me that it is of against law to wear old Veli's armor in Haven. I understand and tell of him I have no other clothes, only armor. He was of so kind next! Nevada bring to me old clothes from ship, and also offer to help Makana with loud sound! I can be of surprised only so much, but he also then tell me how to be citizen! and then how to of join army. I am of living best day of life. Apple never smell so good cooking.
*A relaxed sigh comes over the speakers and a few moments of silence, another few meows are heard, and the frying of the apples has almost entirely ceased.*
I am of hopeful for the next few days as I get scow repair, and also apply for of citizenship. Things are of only best in life. This is of so much happier than Bereza, I am only of happy here, decision to leave was worth it now. I hope to of find job soon, if not able to get into military. I am still of the needing of many pixels to live.
ooh, apples are of done, and kibble is ready for Teegr.
Future Veli, I hope you are of listen to this one day and think back to sad time, and remember how good time are now.
Computator end recording.... Oh wait, I of forget again.
*A click is heard as the recording ends*
Velimar chatting with newfound friends.
It was late at night on the mining scow, as Teegr slept near Velimar, the humming of the ships reactor pulsing slowly in and out as the impulse engines completed their cycles. The pile of garbage would soon be gone, but Velimar was still sleeping on it, as it was about as much as one could stretch out on on the scow.
Teegr would from time to time get up and look at the small windows, meow, and then fall asleep somewhere new. This was always the routine for the hours at night where Velimar was able to catch sleep. The smell of the fried apples from earlier still barely hanging in the air.
Velimar was dreaming, which as all Spacers know is always more chaotic in space. It’s not known why this is, but for some reason the infinite cosmos seem to keep ones head busier at night, a silent intruder into their thoughts.
The snow stretched ahead for miles, but there was no sign of it ending, it was strange since there was on the horizon a city, but no matter how Velimar walked, tripped, and ran to it, it never got any closer.
The snow continued to fall on Velimar, the dark night punctuated by two moons high in the sky. One on each end of the night sky, one red, one white. The soft echoes of snowy footsteps amongst the wind.
After an indefinite period, Velimar realized he has his dulcimer with him, and in the halcyon Berezan cold begins to play notes, randomly, and then in succession. The city won’t come near, but perhaps he can play music to lure it near.
The snow falls in larger and smaller flakes, and the wind picks up and slows down. Velimar breathes the cold air.
He had come so far, and yet, there was no-where to go. It was cold, but he needed to get there. Wherever there was.
His fingers ache in the cold, and he looks down at the cold hands, pulling the strings, the notes hanging in the air inbetween the snowflakes, the wind is what is holding them up, and the song as well, the song and the wind have become one, and time seems to stand still, as each note finds it’s home on a gust of wind.
Footsteps, music, snow, and the millions of pricks of light in the heavens.
Velimar stirs from sleep, and looks out the window, and peers into the the blackness of space, only his eyes moving from where he rests, to see the planet of Haven from high above. it’s lights burning fiery lines across it’s surface. This was the side he wished to live on, still in darkness, and in ten minutes he’d be in the light again, and then 20 more back in the dark. He know that he was waiting for his home to once again brighten, before he returned to the surface.
Velimar blinked twice, and once again found sleep.
Velimar playing for money.
*A loud click begins the recording with a cursing Velimar cursing in Berezan russian about something*
Blyat, is last time I set can around cat, cat put near teleporter so put foot right into it, and cut foot.
*Velimar curses for about 4 minutes before he calms down, a ruffling is heard the meanwhile.*
I am of found medical kit, is only small as I am not of having pixels for more than two stim pack, and small coverings for wound. Damn foot is hurt, but not bad.
It is probably of important to leave voice log for future Veli, but am tired and of hurt foot.
Not much of happen today, am get chance to play more songs, for small amount of pixels, but otherwise day is passing unventfu... *a slap is heard*
I have forgot big news! I am of citizen of haven now! I receive message over nexus net. Is of worth celebrating! Am now to look for job, and hopefully work towards get into military! Day has been good after all!.
Still of meeting with old friends today, am see Nevada and Adalie, who be of big help to myself over past few days and week. Was able to thank them for help, and promise a favor for in future if ever need. I hope to be of service to those who help me.
Day of long, will of worry about eat in morning, for now it is time to rest.
*A click is heard three times as the button is pressed once to stop, and then on again, and then off again once more.*
Velimar and Adalie playing dulcimer together.
*click, and for a few minutes there is nothing but quiet, a meow in the background, and then the sound of shuffling around, a knive chopping, and then the sizzling of cooking.*
Damnit, of hurting finger again....
*several more minutes go by silently, then the sounds of cooking finish, and some food is heard being transferred to a plate, and then the sounds of eating are heard.*
Here go teegr, am of make meat for you...
I am of go do video message now, what think you teegr? *the sounds of a cat purring are heard.*
Oh shit, I already hit button have forgot... Well is no matter, perhaps not been on long.
*the recording has been going for about 20 minutes at this point.*
Today have been busy day for Veli!, have gone down to surface to play for pixel, and am having good luck with patron, got to play 4 song today! wound up for making good pixel, so able to afford meat for teegr, and apples for me.
But where begin? Today I of meet girl by name of V, she is of tough woman, who say is dump on planet from sky. Am not sure of believing, but look like person who could survive such fall. She is of nice person, we speak of where we come from and why we are here now. I learn she is of llama colonies, I wonder where those are at?
*the sounds of a computer being used are heard.*
Am not of finding, but is no matter, afterward am meeting girl by name of lyra? I think? She not of say name, but am sure that V of said it. Not many word were of exchanged, but I did get excited at possibility of work, lyra tell me is only for V, but is no matter for am happy V has person like this, as V look like person who need this.
They are look to be couple, and of happy one too.
Perhaps almost as happy as me and Teegr, no? *velimar laughs, and teegr can be heard purring behind him.*
Is after this that flying alien is of land in tree above Veli, turn out to be Eye Guard, which is of strange name for race of being, but after all Veli not person who choose it. Am of only hearing name from other, but name is GazingEyes, who say that he is retired from old Eye Guard Duty. I have no idea what that is, but perhaps is very for keeping busy, I have never seen Eye Guard before today...
However Eye guard was pay for song, and got best song of day, am of glad I playing it for such old race. Food I make tonight is from you Eye guard, Thank you!
It was after this that scary sight teleport in, was of huge undead by name of Souta. At first Souta scare everyone, and during this Adalie beam in as well! Veli was of happy to see friend, but worried for safety because of Souta, who not say much other than he tourist, this was at point that eye guard and him look like they get into altercation.
During this, I tell Adalie to ready weapon, but Adalie did not have weapon. So instead I keep old Veli's pistol ready, but thankfully I did not have to use it. It turns out that Eye Guard and Souta only have a brief conversation, and then split. Am thankful did not turn into bloodbath, as Veli was not ready. I will be ready for next time, after all is my wish to join military, or perhaps police, or perhaps guard, so will have to deal with in future.
Is of after this that Adalie leave, and Souta leave, that I meat Adela who is of Echo, consortium? am not sure of what Adela say now that day is long and am of tired from play instrument all day. But Adela is of interesting with black features, and come from place that is hard to explain. Is at least what she tell me over and over.
Am of still hoping for to getting work on the tomorrow, but for now, veli will rest ,as has been long day.
for future veli, make sure of to be tough in face of tough enemy! never know when meet a Souta who is not so kind.
Everyday is of nicer day because of citizenship, perhaps of soon I will have job to be able to buy more than apple and meat for Teegr, thankfully current life is of cheap.
Am of sign off, good night haven, and Teegr.
*a click is heard, as the recording ends.*
*A click is heard and then a small avalanche of metallic objects.*
Damnit, really should leave small light on so can see better when walk around in dark on ship...
Oh yes, need remember this time am recording, so just start saying now...
*Velimar's voice fades in and out as he can be heard walking around the ship, moving objects, occasionally Teegr will meow.*
So today was interesting day! was day of party held by Goonachalee? Am not sure of how to say, but they hold party for citizens so that can get to know people more. Was formally invite like all on nexus! Am of enjoying nexus for Cat pictures and of invitations like this.
Because also citizen is now also legal for Veli to wear armor! so am able to wear old Veli's armor, and was glad able to, as is only formal attire for party... Should of put away actually...
*Straps can be heard being undone, and the clanking of armor as it falls to the floor of the ship.*
Is of much better... No need of dinner as was provide at big house.
But back to where I was! So of beam down to Haven and spend time in Park where run into Tahi again!
Was of interesting because also find out that Tahi and Adela are of couple. Is make of Veli happy to know that so many friends of Veli are friends and more together. But still not as good of friends as Veli and teegr yes?
*a meow is heard and then purring from Teegr*
Was of meeting friend of theirs also named Elizabeth, she was of quiet, but nice enough, It was while meeting that I run into Lyra again! This was of chance encounter as both went to party later in night.
Once announcement went out that party was on, Veli and Lyra went, and got to see huge house of Guneechali? Am still not sure how to say. Wife was kind and open door, and let us in.
It was during this time, and Veli got to know alot about Lyra, am found out that Lyra is from Mother Mars! Is hard to believe that veli met a Martian, is so many people in galaxy and only so small number from there. They were of unfortunately able to see end of earth, but also come of place where old Russia build first colonies. Is of such cool thing. Lyra say that she never hear of Slavic accent on Mars, perhaps people of mars lose long time ago...
Was also to of learn that Lyra live in Sewer for awhile, and also seem to with V, this is sad, but is okay now because Lyra find work with Space captain, name is of missing from Veli's head right now, but sounds like will be of bring in good money for Lyra and eventually V.
Once inside of party house, Veli and Lyra speak for hours on topics, it was of nice to of meet such kind person, and she offer to record music with Lyra in future! perhaps is way to make extra money? or just have fun. Either way, I am excited.
After this Adalie and Emiko show up at Party, I had seen of them earlier in day at the Park, but only for moment and only Adalie. She was of saying that not having nice enough dress for party and had to leave to get ready. But once at party I ran into them again.
I was of meet Adalie friend Emiko, and learn of her, she seem to be of strange happenstance, a friend of Adalie, because Emiko appear on warp pad. Is odd story, but Adalie seem to really like Emiko.
It was during this that I also ran into Cecil, who is of tall and creepy creature from park days ago. I made sure to of apologize for trying to get arrested. Is still strange, am still unsure how to deal with.
After this, I am run again into GazingEyes Eye Guard, he was of kind as usual and Veli was introduce him to Adalie and Emiko, I leave them at party and hope they become friends too.
After this, and speak to Adalie and Emiko, Veli was get tired, so get ready to head back to mining scow, only had to wait few minutes for scow to be overhead of party house to beam back.
Also I am to have surprise as leave party, am say good bye to two people next to warp pad, and once spoke to me in Russian! it is of surprise, as words are good, is only of sadness to know that am speak Berezan Russian, so is different, am try to use words to sound as Russian as possible, and said good night. Am hoping to run into girl in future, is rare to see this in the galaxy.
Today was of fun day for Veli, and am hope to do so again soon in future, but for now, it is time for of to sleep, good night teegr, and good night future Veli.
*a click is heard as the recording ends*
*A click is heard, silence for about a minute and then joyous yelling*
Teegr! Am so happy! Velimar might have job and then you get best kibble!
*This sounds as though he's speaking away from the mic, and soon his voice grows strong again as he focuses on the mic*
But yes is true! I have of interview with Horizon, and with interesting Robobot, The questions were certainly of hard, and not at all what of expect, but that did not stop me from doing as well as I could.
If to be of getting job, is possible that I am able to afford fix ship, possibly apartment, and good kibble for good kitty. *He can be heard petting Teegr, and Teegr is purring*
I was of warped to far location, not of sure if on Horizon or not, but am not thinking so as Robobot lady say otherwise. However Horizon facility is large and well decorated, it was clean and modern, and can tell that they make and work with many robobot, and also for parts to replace arms and legs for people. So sound like good place for of working.
Am still of unsure where this will be of leading, but feeling in air is good, and soon Veli will be of afford things as need, as opposed to be of playing Accordion and Dulcimer for money.
It look as though there is change on horizon. I need to go down and tell of people of good fortune!
*A hasty click is heard and is the end of the recording.*
*A click is heard, and the speaking begins almost right on top of it.*
I AM OF HAVING POSSIBLY GREATEST DAY IN LIFE TODAY, okay, okay, is probably not that great, but is pretty great.
I am of have job at Horizon! They have accept me!
But should of mention other thing before finish news, since other thing do happen today.
I am of beam down to Horizon, and find Cecil again, who is as before terrifying, I attempt to speak to him, but he seems to be somewhat rough around edges, think it best to leave sleeping dragon be.
After this I receive message from Horizon about employment status, and immediately go back to ship to confirm. After this I was able to speak to Horizon Employees, and get access code for Company.
Also have good news that I am have access to Employee Quarters for living in. This is of great, because of save money from job to help fix ship, or possibly buy new ship. Am still not of sure what do with money.
Still after this, I will of cook apples, and will be of last time need to do for a long time! I should of beam down and buy vodka..... *Velimar's voice trails off as a beampad is heard in the corner of the room.*
*The recording runs for another 2 hours as he purchases vodka and returns, his regularly scheduled dinner gets cooked, and is all recorded, as is his playing with Teegr for about an hour. After this he comes to the realization he never turned it off.*
Oops, is not of good, will use of all of limited memory bank, need to of turn of....
*A click is heard, and the sounds of cooking are heard, quite loudly, something seems to get in front of the source of the noise from time to time.*
So last week of move by very fast! Am of working for Horizon now, and am show up at facility for basic onboard, and questions. Still have no of met many people there, but have spoke to employees via Business communication system. They are of interesting people, and very smart, to of build robot with.
I of go to park today to enjoy Haven air, and look for Apartment, Am currently of in process of applying for one, and am of hoping for luck in getting it. Problem however is that many expensive, and many not in good place for Telepad. Is not big deal, will search again if one applied for is not accepted.
Location is interesting though, It is of above skyrail, so is close to public transport to go around Haven. This is good bonus.
While in park today, am of see pretty girl, and man of Horizon hat, he look to be worker at Horizon as well, so I say hello just in case is of close worker. Who know? Perhaps he be of Security like me.
My today is of slightly scary, but is of good story to end with! Am of speak to Cecil again, and realize that Cecil is of same Cecil from party! change is complete, I am not of noticing difference!
He of look like tall hobo with mask on, and then skeleton undead, and now something of inbetween. Am not of sure what Cecil is, but personality is of always same.
I am of ask Cecil what he do hiding in bush, and he make joke to me. Am of surprised, is bigger chance of be hit by lightning.
*The sounds of cooking behind him get louder again*
Still today is of good day! I of get first part of pay, and am of able to buy good food! I have of beef, Turnip, Potato, and huge variety of Alien Vegetable not knowing of name. Am of hope to cook Berezan Borscht for tomorrow, and feast for of tonight. Is not possible to be of happier right now, yes teegr?
*A muffled meow is heard, barely over the din of frying*
Problem is only have of one pan, will have to get back to it, Future Veli, Remember! hard work of pay off, and sometimes of no work pay off!. Not sure if that is moral today, but will have to do.