Checking In

It’s been a while. A long while. I think it’s actually been a bit over a cycle. Wow.

I stopped making logs for a bit mostly because I just… didn’t feel like anything was really happening. At least nothing worth logging.

Yes, things have changed, things are different. But really, it’s all on a personal level. Personal to me. My crew. The ship is still the same ship. The same technology, the same maintenance reports. The same path. We haven’t heard any radio communications, we haven’t had any malfunctions, and even Ginger hasn’t tried to escape.

Ginger. That poor Tika. She just absolutely refuses to work with us. Sarah has at least gotten her to confirm what food choices she would like to eat. She seems to be communicating with a series of grunts, sighs, and the occasional “No.” I feel like it’s been so long. I just don’t get it.

In the Reality Dome, a few things have changed. Sarah, Veronica, and Flint have come up with a sort of “challenge” amongst themselves. They created this sort of Office wherein this sexual world that we all put together sort of revolves around it. Sarah, in an effort to get Veronica and Flint to ‘live a little,’ came up with some rules that they all had to live by. Once they created new characters, they stuck with their decision. No resets, no easy way out. Just live with the decisions.

I found it peculiar that she’d come up with such a concept, seeing as how the whole point of the dome is to create whatever you feel like, but her reasoning that there was no challenge, no conflict, no “real” feelings. If you have complete control of your situation, then it will always feel fake.

It’s an interesting challenge. An interesting assertion. Since then, Sarah’s been trying to put together new characters. Her most recent one was a squirrel, who apparently wasn’t allowed to have a shirt, and would forever be stuck with the embarrassment of trying to find one, but never quite accomplishing her goal. An interesting concept.

Apparently she’s intent on building fun challenges and games, and is trying to push Veronica and Flint into feeling like they’re doing more with their lives, and they’re not stuck on some ship. I think it’s going pretty well.

I’ll see what else I can come up with, I do sort of miss writing these logs.

Captain O’Connor