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Ryan: Day 24


I guess I need to start writing something. I have been trying to avoid this assignment for as long as possible, but I think it is time that I “explore” my thoughts.

Thing have been going well. I have been kicking it with Darrel and watching some good sci-fi movies. I checked out my command post and am pleased with it. I haven’t really decorated or anything and don’t think I will. To me it is just an office and one that I just want to concentrate in.

I think that Darrel has a huge crush on Eveyln and is trying way too hard. He has to just back down a little otherwise she is never going online casino to talk to him. Jill is cool, but haven’t really hung out with her without Darrel. I might try to invite her to do something, which will also give me some time away from Darrel. I don’t want to be attached at the hip with the guy, otherwise making tough decisions in the cockpit will be that much harder.

Chrisitina and Eveyln have heard some noises coming from the garbage shoot and am curious as to what their plan is. I suspect it is a test of our concentration, but who can tell. I just hope they don’t blow a hole in the side of the ship. I really do want to get to Mars.

I think that is all I have to say. We have set our course and should be in the cabin every morning for corrections and such. But will have some free time for a little while. The hard part will come when we are closer to Mars.

Chapter Seven: Rita Lauren

This is a short chapter to dive further into Rita’s personality

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Chapter Seven: Rita Lauren

“Two minutes” yelled an indeterminable voice from outside accompanied by three knocks. I have not been able to figure out why the two minute call is followed by three knocks on my door and the one minute call followed by four.

I opened my eyes and looked at myself in the mirror. I still need to put my eyeliner and lipstick on. Not sure why, but those never lasted into the second show. As I dolled myself up again, I wondered what to do about May. He clearly recognized me tonight and was trying to hide the fact that he did. He tried to sneak out during my first set, but he is never as smooth as he thinks. He surely had his eyes set on Aggie,

“One minute Lily,” yelled another voice. I didn’t even bat an eyelash and continued applying my lipstick.

The door opened with a man shouting, “Earth to Lily, didn’t you just hear me?”

I turned around and noticed Frankie with his head poking his head out from the hallway.

“Sorry, didn’t hear you there. Guess my head was in the clouds.”

That was totally a lie, I had heard him loud and clear. I had forgotten that I was Lily. I had hopped that choosing my middle name would make this easy, but I think it just made things harder. I had for years ignored my parents and my brother when they called me Lily. They always told me that Rita would be a name that I would grow into, but the truth was I had this Aunt Rita that would come around and they didn’t want to confuse us.

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Christina: Day 22


I have been avoiding writing anything for 10 days. However, I just got reprimanded so I guess its time to write, stupid contract.

So since the mission started about a week ago, everything has been smooth sailing. Evelyn’s initial trap yielded no results and our investigation continues. During the day I have been walled up in the greenhouse getting all the experiments set up and I am spending most of my nights in rec room monitoring the ship with Eveyln and Jill. We have not learned much, but it is fun to watch and make notes for our drinking game. Once I have the rules set, I will write about them. I think the rules will be constantly evolving, but that will be part of the fun. I might add the noise as a rule worth an a couple of drinks, since that does pop up every few days.

Darrel and Ryan keep asking us to watch some movies. I think Jill has caved a few times, but I have been able avoid them by being in lab or having Evelyn act as my body guard. I do not know what I would do without her.

I keep checking the cider, making sure its on track. It should only be another 10 days, then I can start drinking. Days will get so much easier. Maybe with a few drinks in me I will cave and watch one of these movies.

Well, I think that is enough writing. I have some surveillance to do. Eveyln has cobbled together some robot device to go through the trash shoot and ducts. Maybe the mystery equipment will turn up. I have been betting that it is some kid of animal, as I have noticed some small nibbles in a few plants. But maybe I am just going a little crazy without some alcohol.


Dominant Species: Gaming Marathon

It was the end of January, when four brave men embarked on an epic gaming adventure. We eased into the day with a couple of hour long games. Before we settled into our main event we indulged in in delicious falafels and banana shakes. To suppress our hunger pangs while playing we descended upon a local market to gather sweet and savory treats. We returned to begin the eveloutionary/adaptation game of Dominant Species.

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