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Aric Dante's Personal Log

Aric Dante

Aric Dante
Birthday
August 22
Title
Science & Medical / Mission Specialist, UEN Centaur
Bio
Born Anrico Dante Vega in New Fremont, West America, 2307. Only child of Frederico and Francesca Vega. -------------------------------------------------------- Crewmates with Mikhail ["Mike" or "Misha"] Trudov (Commander/Pilot) and Robert Benoit (Engineer/Navigator).

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MAY 3, 2013 5:15PM

May 15th, 2350

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::50.05.15.26.04::

 

     Landing Day two.  Have we really only been on this planet two years?  Was it really only eight years ago that we left Earth?  It seems like so much longer than thatRead full post »

APRIL 26, 2013 12:00PM

April 8th, 2350

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::50.04.08.24.37::

 

     Sarah and Jean-Marie each came in for their first examinations today.  Separately, of course, to avoid drawing attention from Misha.  I'm very pleased to say their interRead full post »

APRIL 19, 2013 12:00PM

April 3rd, 2350

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::50.04.03.18.15::

 

     I tried, I really did.  I tried so hard to stay out of the drama, but this time the drama came and sought me out.  Literally!

     It was around mid-day,Read full post »

APRIL 12, 2013 11:18AM

April 1st, 2350

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::50.04.01.05.24::

 

     My brain's been stewing over it all night.  In fact, I hardly got any sleep at all thanks to my overactive mind doing loops of futility.  This is what always happens wheRead full post »

MARCH 29, 2013 1:01PM

March 27th, 2350

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::50.03.27.14.15::

 

     I really don’t give Theresa enough credit for just being who she is.  Not just me, either.  I think everyone here would have gone totally loony by now if it wRead full post »

FEBRUARY 1, 2013 4:20PM

March 15th, 2350

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::50.03.15.25.83::

 

     Sometimes I feel like the courier of the group, trafficking messages from one member to the other, simply because they're unable or unwilling to communicate with each other. Read full post »

JANUARY 25, 2013 2:45PM

March 14th, 2350

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::50.03.14.11.72::

 

     Tensions have been running high these last two days, so I wasn't all that surprised to walk into a heated conversation between Robert and Mike this morning when I went toRead full post »

JANUARY 18, 2013 3:29PM

March 12th, 2350

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::50.03.12.19.11::

 

     "That is very lovely, Aric, but we're quite busy right now, so maybe you could just tell us what we're looking at?" Mike said from my right.
     "This is the videoRead full post »

JANUARY 11, 2013 2:55PM

January 27th, 2350

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::50.01.27.25.10::

 

     Today is January 27th, 2350, and it's an important day in my book.  Today is the day we shed one of the last vestiges of our previous lives:  The old Earth calendar.&nRead full post »

JANUARY 4, 2013 6:03PM

December 21st, 2349

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::49.12.21.13.80::

     How to explain a year-and-a-half lapse in my journal..?  Honestly, I'm not sure I can.  I could always use ye olde standard excuse that I've been 'busy' (am I the only human leRead full post »

DECEMBER 14, 2012 12:50PM

UNTITLED, UNDATED DOCUMENT

 [UNTITLED, UNDATED DOCUMENT; FILE HEADER DATE IS 49.04.17.04.10]

 

     In my dream, I am with you.  We are laying together in our living room with our closest friends.  I am on the carpeted floor, reclining against a chair or cushion or some such thing, and y/Read full post »

APRIL 29, 2011 8:00AM

July 19th, 2348

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::48.07.19.04.75::
  

 

     OK, so it’s quarter to 5 in the morning, and it’s already 43° out.  I thought summer in New Fremont was hot!  I guess that’s what yRead full post »

APRIL 22, 2011 11:00AM

June 19th, 2348

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::48.06.19.06.13::

 

     I am apparently having a difficult time writing lately.  Not that writing’s become difficult or anything – I’m not talking about writer’s block here &Read full post »

APRIL 8, 2011 9:00AM

May 16th, 2348

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::48.05.16.16.20::

 

     I’m not entirely sure why we all still insist on calling this 2348, when we’re nowhere near the 24th century, but I guess it just hasn’t been long enough for usRead full post »

MARCH 25, 2011 8:00AM

Breakin'

Reader:

My most sincere apologies, but I’ll be taking a break this week.

Please swing by next Friday for the next entry in my story.

Thanks so much for reading!

:Damion

  Read full post »

MARCH 18, 2011 8:00AM

May 15th, 2348

::Personal Log:  Lt. Dante, Aric, UENSC:  F391941026:: 
::48.05.15.20.08::

 

     Right around six years ago, (or about 2,480,934 years from now, depending on your perspective), I promised the space corps command that I would keep a personal log of my experienceRead full post »

MARCH 11, 2011 8:00AM

January 1st, 2348

January 1st, 2348 

Anne-Marie: 

     Today is the first day of 2348.  The start of a new year, the start of a new life.  It seems very appropriate.

 

     I have been awake all night, and, after much thought on the subject, I’ve d… Read full post »

MARCH 4, 2011 8:00AM

October 5th, 2347

October 5th, 2347 

Anne-Marie: 

     Today we are officially entering the Alpha Centauri system.  Of course, where the Centauri system begins was an entirely arbitrary decision made by the powers-that-be back home, but the fact remains that we’ll be passing thRead full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2011 8:00AM

August 22nd, 2347

August 22nd, 2347 

Anne-Marie: 

     Well, as you may have guessed, today is my 40th birthday.  Whoop-de-do.  As each year together passes, I look older and older and my fellow crewmates look exactly the same.  Even though Mike is much older than me, I nowRead full post »

FEBRUARY 18, 2011 8:00AM

July 30th, 2347

July 30th, 2347 

Anne-Marie: 

     I have to be honest and say I’m getting a little burnt out on celebrations.  It’s like since everyone knows this is our last year on board, they’re all letting out as much steam as possible.  Don’t getRead full post »

FEBRUARY 11, 2011 9:01AM

May 16th, 2347

May 16th, 2347 

Anne-Marie: 

     Theresa sat down with all of us this morning in Medical.  I wasn’t sure about the rest of the crew, but I was nursing a mild hangover from the celebration the night before.  And how we celebrated.  We didn’t coRead full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2011 8:00AM

May 15th, 2347

May 15th, 2347 

Anne-Marie: 

     I’ve been sitting here looking at my monitor field for a half an hour now because I have no idea how to even begin this letter.  My mind is an absolute jumble right now.  Where should I even start?  I guess I&rsquoRead full post »

JANUARY 29, 2011 8:00AM

March 9th, 2347

March 9th, 2347 

Anne-Marie: 

     In my dream, I am falling.  That’s the way it always starts:  I feel like I’m falling.  Slowly I become aware of the fact that I’m not actually falling, I’m in free-fall.  I look around me andRead full post »

JANUARY 28, 2011 8:00AM

January 13th, 2347

January 13th, 2347 

Anne-Marie: 

     I just now realized this is the first thing I’ve written since the New Year started.  I take that as a good sign; I’ve been both too busy to write, and there’s just been nothing going on to write about.  ARead full post »

JANUARY 21, 2011 8:00AM

November 21st, 2346

November 21st, 2346 

Anne-Marie: 

     Today is American Thanksgiving (our fourth one on board), though of course, thanks to time dilation, this ship is the only place in the universe right now where it is Thanksgiving.  Our deceleration is bringing us slowly closerRead full post »