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[Sep. 14th, 2004|08:27 am]
Roy Janik
[[BEGIN TRANSMISSION FROM DINOSAUR MOONBASE FIVE]]
The moon is a dead world. I mean, of course I knew this, but you don't really understand what that means until you spend days and days exploring its surface, heading out in every conceivable direction. With little to do but wait for the plants in Project Eden to grow, and a rover that runs off of solar electricity, I've been familiarizing myself with the surroundings... picturing in my head which craters will hold which future dinosaur habitats, and computing where various buildings and lookout towers will have to be placed in order to maximize the view for our throngs of tourists. And this is all exciting work to be sure.

But the moon right now feels very much like a long-abandoned graveyard. Like the tons of soft dust that covers everything are the ashes of great beasts that roamed the lunar surface long, long ago. I've always been in love with the idea of Dinosaur Moonpark, if only because it would stand as a testament to what mankind can accomplish when he puts his mind to it. But now... now....

The idea seems right, somehow, more a sacred duty than a corporate mission. The moon should be crawling with life, and it seems fitting that that life should be as ancient as the hallowed, still surroundings that I have been observing for the past few weeks.

The sooner you guys get up here, the better. We have a world to remake.

-Dean Brummley
-Research Engineer and Lunar Explorer
[[END TRANSMISSION FROM DINOSAUR MOONBASE FIVE]]
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2004-09-14 07:27 am (UTC)
Should we record or film this like an audio or video journal? Add some static bursts and pops, give each character a voice?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2004-09-14 07:31 am (UTC)
well, the first draft of the whole story clocks in at 21,000+ words, so that'd be a lot of reading. But the good news is, there's only one speaking character. Also the bad news, I guess, since it might get rather dull.

I suspect there will be some massive revisions once I get around to revising.
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2004-09-14 07:47 am (UTC)
Ahhh, I wohle story, I thought it was justa series of entires that could be done over time.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2004-09-14 07:49 am (UTC)
oh it is, but the series of entries tells the whole story. Still I guess we could just record them whenever we felt like it.
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