Friday, 29 November 2013

Journal: YC115.11.29

The problem with neglecting to update a journal is how much can happen and then be forgotten. Usually.

In this case, there's not so very much to report save for the last week or so. Oh, there's plenty from the wider world: The death of Karin Midular, the Colelie event, the State finally driving out Tibus Heth and restoring the primacy of the Megacorporations... Living history, some positive, some not. In that sense, it's been a busy few months.

In person, it's been quieter. Re-Aw just kind of.... stagnated. Nicole dyed her hair blonde. Out of curiosity I've had a cybernetic arm attached, see if there are any benefits to be gained. So far I'm not convinced, so I may get rid of it again. We'll see. 

Then two weeks ago, Saede finally made me a proper offer on employment with Alexylva Paradox. Not just hint-dropping and compliments, but actual terms. So, now I'm out in J120442, AKA "Origin", building Tengu subsystems as fast as the rest of the corp can keep me supplied with the raw materials.

I'll give ALXVP credit for this - New Egbinger felt empty, barren and threatening. Origin feels much more civilized. The corp is active and enthusiastic, there's constant traffic back to K-Space. It feels like a thriving frontier colony, rather than a lonely corporate outpost huddled against the dark.

They're having a celebration tomorrow - the founding of the first permanent colony out here, all the usual Alexylva stuff about independence from the Empires, the creation of a new paradigm, et cetera. I wish them luck, but I hope they don't mind if I'm less enthusiastic about the notion. I don't buy into the corporate political agenda: this is just a job. I'm still the State's man and I don't foresee that changing anytime soon, not when this year has shown that the State works. We got rid of Heth, exactly as I said would happen - my faith in the system has been thoroughly vindicated. So, I'm not on board with Alexylva's politics, just with its economics.

But still: A well-paying job among friends, and another fresh start with another fresh perspective? Sounds good to me. I look forward to a prosperous career here.

Save. End.