This media does not belong to you.
As Goddess of the IGS, I approve of this message. Puns will be allowed.
You’re such a tit.
Planets are just greedy asteroids.
Thank you! I’m chuffed to bits a rising star in the Pendulum Wars is following my meaningless posting this closely!
The correct word is medium Kimmy. Media is the plural, medium the singular.
Don’t let’s start on all that.
I’ve had people mentioning wanting to meet my parents, and now I am curious–I still don’t think I what you all to meet my parents, but—for those who have them still, what do they think about what you’re doing? Do you keep in touch still?
My mom isn’t exactly thrilled about me living outside of Tribal space, but she appreciates the funding I send back to the Clan every month. One of the quirks of being spacers is that they’re a lot more aligned with our segment of the economy than with the planetary economies in Sveipar. So it winds up more directly applicable.
My father… we haven’t spoken since I left for Caldari space after graduation. My first job as a capsuleer was for a mining group in the State. There’s… well, there’s kinda… issues… with his family and the State. His… great uncle? 2nd cousin? I don’t know exactly because it’s one of those ‘We do not speak their name!’ things with him… basically turned his back on the Clan to marry a Caldari woman of some variety. So I’ve got mixed-blood cousins out that way, but I don’t deal with them. Still, it made me going to work in the State something of a sore point, and he hasn’t spoken to me since.
They’re still together, though, so I’m sure he knows I’m not off in Inoue anymore. Especially since Mom definitely runs the shop at home… and not just because she’s like, his boss’s boss in the station hierarchy these days.
Other members of the Clan… it varies? I mean, there’s some who take the position that they all helped put together the funds to send me to PTS in the first place, so it’s only right that I’m out here paying them back with interest. Others are more in the same vein as my father. A few would probably cheerfully shoot me for being a traitor to our people over leaving. A couple of other members tested as pod-ready, and they put some of the funds I’ve sent into that, but as far as I know, they’re still working locally. I’ve used one of them for local hauling in the Rens area. No sense not sending the shipping commissions through the Clan too, right?
I’ve not made it a secret that I love my parents dearly and they love me like parents do, I’ll forever be their “little Athy.” They’ve always supported me in whatever I’ve decided to pursue, up to and including even capsule training, despite knowing that I might not have survived the process sane, without mindlock or even alive.
Neither have I kept it secret I visit home regularly to unwind and to just be a regular person. At first the family was a bit freaked about all the added cybernetics, and particularly my siblings said I had changed… But that’s been water under the bridge for over ten years.
Likewise as Arrendis, while my family and clan were never hurting for cash, the extra income that’s been used to strenghten our clans businesses in space has been welcomed.
[quote=“Loai_Qerl, post:2087, topic:5128, full:true”] for those who have them still, what do they think about what you’re doing? Do you keep in touch still?
Nope, haven’t seen them or been back there in like twenty years.
Well, I’m alive, so they are happy enough… the whole “CONCORD will shoot me on sight if I enter highsec” thing has them both a bit bummed out though. So they get calls, and letters on the holidays.
We meet on family holidays. It’s somewher different every year coming from a family of drifters that’s pretty “same procedure as every year”.
I try my best to keep in touch with my mother, it’s been more difficult lately with how busy things have been for me, but she’s very pleased with the path I’ve taken since becoming a capsuleer, much more than what I did pre-capsuleer, though she sometimes wishes I were closer so I could visit more easily. She never was really big on space travel, but recognizes its importance. She still frowns upon my tendency toward alcohol in my down time though. She was and still is a seamstress of some repute back home, and still has a steady hand even in her advanced age, I learned a bit from her in my early life but it never was something I had much interest in, that was more something my sisters took to.
As for my father, he unfortunately passed away a couple years ago now. He was one of my bigger inspirations regarding martial arts, the black, and admittedly cybernetics as well. He was a station worker for a good portion of his life, at one point suffering traumatic injury during what was supposed to be a routine maintenance that lead to him having to be fitted with cybernetic replacements, some of my earliest clear memories are of helping him maintain them when I’d be over with him, and tinkering with various electronics. He was a good man.
Shame about the rest of her.
Since Elsebeth asked.
incidentally, I find that humour is the best medicine.
Hate to say it, but ya humor won’t help this one…
I see. I’m sorry.
I … don’t remember anything from that time anymore. Intellectual knowledge, facts, skills, sure. Personal memories … none at all. I see you were with Ghost Festival, and it sounds like we were close. But …
I’m not quite the same person you remember, probably. I’m sorry for that, also, only … maybe not so very much. It’s only relatively recently that I’ve been really comfortable talking about the person I was at that time as my self.
If you want to talk, I don’t mind. It’s not like any of this stuff is really a secret or anything anyway. But, also, it seems like a lot of the people who were closest to me find it painful dealing with me. So if you’d rather not, that’s okay, too.
Then we’ll just have to get to know one another again.
But please don’t be sorry. We’re the prototypes. The oldest pilots. All the crazy side effects and syndromes that will be eventually discovered and named? The things that effect heavily cloned capsuleers? We’re the ones that they’re learning those things from. It’s a voyage of discovery bought with our pain.
I’ll bring you some of that tea you used to like. I don’t know if you’ll remember it or not, or even if your tastes are the same, but maybe it’ll bring you a little pleasure. You deserve that.