Thoughts of a Space Pilot
Another View of Star Citizen
By Julie Morley
Space is something particularly special to me. They don’t call it the final frontier for no reason. There are unlimited possibilities out there and I can sense that something great it waiting for me. It’s a realm of opportunity at my fingertips and I just, I – well, I’m certain that this is going to go somewhere good.
I’m not sure if it’s the sweet smell of the machinery or the fuel fumes, but there’s something magical about this place. Most people wouldn’t speak so fondly of their hangar but I just can’t help but love it. It’s like a playground for pilots like me. It feels like home to me. Nothing can touch me when I am working on my ship, it just washes away any problems.
I have two ships that I really adore: the constellation and the 300i. The constellation is more of my cruiser ship. It’s what I have for general space pursuit, any errands I have an interest in, and if I am in the mood for some trading. It’s generally what I spend my time doing before it’s time to go into the military. It has plenty of storage space and even has a bit of a living quarters aboard the ship.
As for the 300i, this baby is pretty handy for all the dog fighting. There’s an interesting system where plenty of us pilots decide to show off our lovely machinery in what some would consider a battle of some sort. Simply put, we chase after one another in a fight to the death. It can sound a bit cruel but there’s something so invigorating about the process.
The hangar is the perfect place for unloading and loading my cargo. Out here in space, there seem to be so my options aside from going into the military. As for me, that’s a life I don’t want to pursue quite yet. So many pilots are quick to jump right into that, it just seems to be the place we all wind up at some point.. But I don’t think it’s my time.
I tend to spend my time in space trading goods and trying to sell them to get by. It’s not the best thing but it’s certainly rewarding. Getting to just fly around space to my heart’s content, meeting all different kinds of people, and just exploring what is out there. As for the military, there will be a time when that’s right but I’m not ready for it.
Now the dog fighting, that’s something I can’t wait to get out there and do. I haven’t been able to lately as I’ve been kind of stuck here in the hangar, unable to really go out there. I’ve been taking inventory and keeping watch for any potential deliveries. But man, dog fighting sounds pretty sweet these days. Someone out there will take one look at my 300i and think I don’t stand a chance against their metal beast.
Just you wait for my chance, friends.
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[author image=”http://cliqist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/julie.jpg” ]Julie Morley is a freelance writer and comic artist from Spring, Texas. She attended the Academy of Art University for two years, studying Animation and Illustration. Whilst here, she learned about writing comic scripts, storyboards, and general storytelling. Since leaving college, she has been working on personal comic projects, stories, and illustrations. She aspires to release a self published comic within two years. For the majority of her life, she has been playing console games, typically being third-person shooters and sandboxes. Her favorite game of existence is Dark Cloud II (Dark Chronicle) and her favorite Indie game is Gone Home.[/author]