Sunday, August 31, 2014

Making a Move

Well, I finally decided to move things to a more professional spot. I have created a new blog and will (eventually) be moving the content I have built here to the new one. I will continue anything else I have to say from there. When I do move this content I will be taking some time updating/cleaning it up to fit more with my current writing style.

The reason I'm doing this is because I'm actually working on my book(s). I have a short story, not about Sorven, that I am working to complete (it is just shy of 8,000 words) and will put it up on Amazon when I get it all finished. When that is done, I will, of course, put up a new post on the new blog. So, until then, you can keep up with me at the new site:

Hope to see y'all there!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

My Favorite Place

I would have to say, of all the places I have seen I am the happiest on FOMA. The resources are good, the lack of so many creatures is very good and the view is spectacular. If one gets bored of the plant life in the domes it is easy to get a much different view by looking out the windows in the control center. I often go other places, but when I'm somewhere else I'm dreaming of being here. Almost any time I go from one planet to another there is often a quick stop here. So, if it is so great here, why do I leave? That's a simple question with a simple enough answer. I leave because I've run out of PED and need to find some other work to get it back. If only I could find consistency in my returns that was on a positive side, then I would never have to leave. Oh well, maybe someday I'll figure out what I'm doing. At least until then I can keep enjoying the views while I wait to sell my resources.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

It seems like so long since I decided to gather my thoughts. I can tell it hasn't helped me to ignore my musings, I've had a bit higher stress levels and have been making far too many mistakes lately. But, as usually happens, I make my way back to what I need to do.

I've been traveling a lot lately. So much so that I decided to sell my little apartment and live once again where ever I can find a comfortable spot. Most of the time I doze off while flying between planets, making autopilot one of my favorite things, though I do worry I might run into a pirate, but that hasn't been an issue yet. It seems that once clear of the space station and the most direct routes it is actually quite hard to run in to someone in space. My reasons for traveling are varying, most of it in hopes of finding something a bit better when mining, but that hasn't been happening lately. Other reasons I've had to travel are for different types of work, a few healing jobs here and there. But another reason I've been traveling is that I've taken some individuals who are new to this system under my wing and started to share bits of knowledge with them on how to live here and survive. It has been a pleasant experience so far, I've been able to chat with them while I'm out and about and even have flown one of them to different planets so they can see what some of the other ones are like. But that still only keeps me out of a bit of trouble, it is too small of a distraction to keep me from making mistakes, but I'm not broke yet, so hopefully I can get myself back on track and keep going with what I've got now. Anyway, hopefully I can start finding some more clients for healing jobs or perhaps to find some other types of work as well. We'll see, it's a big universe and there are many ways to live in it, I just need to find my unique place in it.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

GOAL: XIX Sized Claim

Well, it took a bit and one lucky level 7 amp to do, but I finally did it. I hit a level XIX claim, which is the last of the teen sizes, which puts all sizes XXI and under in my repertoire. It will take me a bit to mine up, but it is all joy as I had been hoping for this one for quite a while. This just leaves one more pre-tower size to find, and that is the XXII, after that I'll only be pining after XXIV and higher. Perhaps if I'm lucky and buy the right amp I'll find those too, but for now I'll just be overjoyed to have reached this milestone of completing the teens.

Luckily this was iron, so it came up pretty quickly.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rebuilding the Ruins

The once flourishing city was in ruins now, it was hard to see it this way. I had watched it being built, it had gone up so quickly and the residents had learned so much in such a short time. I couldn't hide the sorrow I felt seeing the place the way it was, I knew I had helped build it and in the end I had also helped to destroy it. Though one thing was strange about it, the ruins didn't look like they had been destroyed in war, but rather by time. I knew it hadn't taken much time for the Klatvix to catch up with me, or rather us, it was still a hard thing to grasp just how many lives ended up back in that one location and were now a part of me. I knew about reincarnation, but this was different. I didn't have fragments of past lives coming through as others claimed to have, I had full lives filled with sorrow, joy, and love. So many experiences, and yet despite them this life was the one I cherished the most. Something about recovering a life I had lost made it very dear to me. There were still others to recover, and perhaps one of them would be better, but for now I wanted to revel in my return to this one.

We spent weeks wandering and talking about the things I'd seen, what happened and how we thought it could have been possible. I found many fragments of the former society that lived here, but no signs of what fate befell them. Most of the time we stayed above ground, but once in awhile I would show them something I had built below. They were impressed at seeing the objects, knowing that even though I had done it before I had done it better this time. I had gone from primitive technology to fully featured and improved technology in a matter of weeks. They didn't ask me too many questions about what I had gone through, mostly just letting me decide which parts I wanted to share. Eventually I had gone through the story of the life on this planet and was hesitant to talk about some of the others right away, but knew soon I would have to start discussing it, Ambri and Nira would both be able to help me figure out what to do next. However, I felt that before I told them any of the stories that there was some work to be done here.

I was still hesitant to touch the technology below, instead we spent some time rebuilding the city that once stood above. I remembered it all vividly and we used the same methods to build it as they had used then, though we had the advantage of very refined technology to speed it up. Most of the materials we needed were still on site, it was like nothing had been moved or touched, the residents had just disappeared. When we got to the area that I'd never seen before we stopped, I spent some time looking at it but had no idea what they had done here. From what I could tell though, it had been important, so important that it appeared many of them had been involved. I hoped that perhaps it had been a ship that they would then have used to escape from the Klatvix, though I doubted they had developed their technology that far that fast. It was strange how little information I had from the moment I had entered the cube until the Klatvix had retrieved it once more. They had wasted little time once they had it again in putting it in a location that I couldn't readily escape. In fact, they had activated all the bits and pieces that locked it down until Nasero had figured out how to open it, though he wasn't aware yet that his part was key in my escape, I would let him know eventually, but I wanted to wait and do that when we visited him next.

When we had finished rebuilding the city, save the part that I had no idea what it should look like, I had the machines return to the surface and reprogrammed them to maintain and care for the structures. Though we would stay here for awhile yet I wanted to ensure everything would be cared for during our stay so that I could finally share with them what I had truly been through.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

GOAL: Level 30 Prospector

Finally, after much PED turnover I finally achieved level 30 in prospector. The other mining skills are not too far behind so I'll have them all there eventually. But I was very excited yesterday morning to go on some runs to finish that last <2 after="" and="" finally="" for="" get="" had="" happy="" hitting="" hooray="" i="" in="" make="" me.="" mineral="" my="" new="" now="" p="" point="" points="" see="" sense="" serendipity="" skills="" some="" that="" them="" these="" to="" two="" unlocks="" useful="" very="" was="">

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


The thing was huge, but I knew I had to take it out. Arks of hot, thick, red liquid flew as I slashed at this creature with my horribly damaged dagger. Why did I take this thing? He said it could be good again given some care, but right now it wasn't helping much. The creature fought back with its talons, landing some blows here and there. I hadn't had time to put on some armor when this thing showed up and as I felt the pain of it ripping my flesh I wished I had some seconds to prepare. A few quick evasive maneuvers put me in the right position though, and throwing my entire weight into it I managed to sever the head from this hideous creature. It's body flopped around for a bit and as I had a chance to look at it I realized it really did look like a berycled, though a bit uglier. The feathers just seemed out of place on it and the neck just too long. It's body was huge, far too big to be natural. Curious of what it was, I used my scanner to figure out what kind of creature this was. The screen displayed it's name: a turkey, from planet Earth. How it got here, I had no idea, but the screen also mentioned that it was a very tasty thing to eat and my stomach told me to waste no time and cook that sucker up! I started a fire and soon the smell of it cooking made my mouth water, I couldn't wait to try this thing.

Once it was done cooking I ripped some flesh from the beast and pulled it towards my mouth. Saliva flowed freely as I anticipated the first taste and as it finally reached my tongue... I woke up. It was a dream! My curiosity had brought me all the information about Thanksgiving, a holiday of abundance celebrated back on Earth. I tried desperately to think of what it would have tasted like, but even the fabricated smells left my waking senses and I was left with just one thing to remember from it all; my stomach growling and the pains of hunger. As I prepared to leave the comfort of my apartment I mentally thought about what I was thankful for. The home I had here, the living I made, no matter how meager it was at times, and the fact that I lived on a planet as beautiful as this one is. Yeah, I was hungry most of the time, but at least I still had life within me and work to look forward to doing. Perhaps today I would find the big one and be able to get a few pieces of furniture, though I was still thankful to just have a place to call my own, a giant step forward from what a lot of colonists had these days. I hoped others would take some time to remember to be thankful for what they had, even if we don't formally celebrate the holiday here, there were plenty of others who had lost so much to get us here and still so many more who sacrificed much to allow us to stay.