December 28th, 2003



kerr_avon's getting addicted to these quizzes. I don't want to be any sort of vampire, thanks (hate the sight of blood) and politics bore me, but this one looked interesting.

ASTRAL PROJECTION! You are able to fly throughout the world using your consciousness. For you, dreaming is a reality!
Your mystical power is...ASTRAL PROJECTION!!! You
are able to travel anywhere in your mind. You
are a dreamer and completely romantic. You want
an angel for your love and castles in the sky.
It is hard for you to live in the present, when
all you want is to be anywhere else.

What is your mystical ability?
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Have to admit it sounds a bit like me. I wouldn't mind a castle with diamond floors and golden walls and Kerril dressed all in red fur... Dunno about that astro stuff though, but maybe I wouldn't dream as much if being an unwilling rebel was more fun. Or a bit less frightening anyway.

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New Year's Resolutions

What is your New Year's Resolution?

To still be alive to make one next year?

I've managed that 33 times so far, but I don't know how I did it this last time. Losing the Liberator and Cally, constant defeat, Avon resenting me for surviving when Cally didn't, contempt and vilafication vilification (or did I get that right the first time?), being excess weight on a shuttle (73kgs, though the worry's taken 3 more off), getting shot in the back (and me not even running away)... And they wonder why I drank so much.

Let's see. I resolve to:

Drink less. Wine, I mean; water's not bad without the suppressants. But booze only makes me forget for a short time, drugs never worked that well on me. And anyway, I've run out so that one'll be easy.

Get more sleep. You may laugh if you knew me on the Liberator, but I've lost the ability to nap at the teleport controls or on the flight-deck. Can't say the nightmares help either: Cally calling to me and shuttles and headless robots and green vampire sand are just a few of many fun and entertaining themes.

Like myself better. People think I've got a big ego because I know I'm the best thief around, but that's just fact. And it's all I've ever been wanted or valued for (except by my mum, and she had to love me), and you know something, it really isn't enough. When you're at the bottom of the pecking order in a tough and bloodthirsty rebel crew, you start to think they're right and you are useless and worthless as well as the harmless I've always claimed.

Take charge of my life. I could've run away, but I stayed out of loneliness (better the insults you know than the hairy aliens and faceless Feds you don't) and inertia I suppose. I let everyone else make decisions. Yeah, I know they never listened to me when I objected (and I was always right about danger, you know) but if I stay with them now, it'll be because I decide to. And I probably will.

Live forever or die trying. An old favourite, my motto actually. It might look like a contradiction considering the previous one, but it's worked for me so far.
Actually, you know that thought's made me feel better already.