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I am runner five #15

I’ve been throwing dog biscuits here and there when I’m out.  Dog biscuits do not make zombies come running.  Unlike dog whistles, which do.

Yesterday I was sure I’d heard barking, so I doubled back.  Janine was not happy about this.  I pretended that the com system wasn’t working.  I could hear Sam going along with it.  Gotta love Sam.

Anyway.  I doubled back and there she was.  A lovely… something of a dog.  I’m not good with the breeds.  But she was definitely a dog – and HUNGRY!  I tried to get her to follow me for more biscuits, but she’s clearly become fearful of people.  I guess a zombie and a living person don’t look all that different.  And, let’s be honest, showers are hard to come by in the apocalypse, so I probably don’t smell much different either…

She started backing off and then looking at me and then backing off some more.  I felt like I was in one of those episodes of Lassie, cause I was sure she was ‘trying to tell me something’… Then a zombie shuffled onto the path and she ran off.  So did I.

I’m going to go back this week – whenever Janine isn’t hovering.

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On the making of Diary of a Space Archivist

This is the first week that I haven’t published a new episode of Diary of a Space Archivist.

Feels weird.

Season two will be made asap!

In the meantime, though, I recorded myself making an episode a while back and have edited the footage to make a little video exploring my process and that…

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Diary of a Space Archivist season 01: episode 04

The Postbox


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Diary of a Space Archivist © Rebecca Stirrup 2018

Diary of a Space Archivist

Sam wanted to be at the forefront of space exploration.  Ideally on the crew of The Discoverer.

Instead Sam’s stuck on her own in a beaten-up-junk-ship, trailing around space behind The Discoverer, archiving all of their cool discoveries in the correct, ‘corporate-approved-process’, with no one but CAL (Computerised Artificial Life), for company.

It could be worse – at least she’s in space – and she’s got a box of curly wurlys under her bunk.

Credits

Written and acted by Beccy Stirrup

Music by Six Umbrellas

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Diary of a Space Archivist season 01: episode 03

Kill Bot, Stand Down


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Diary of a Space Archivist © Rebecca Stirrup 2018

Diary of a Space Archivist

Sam wanted to be at the forefront of space exploration.  Ideally on the crew of The Discoverer.

Instead Sam’s stuck on her own in a beaten-up-junk-ship, trailing around space behind The Discoverer, archiving all of their cool discoveries in the correct, ‘corporate-approved-process’, with no one but CAL (Computerised Artificial Life), for company.

It could be worse – at least she’s in space – and she’s got a box of curly wurlys under her bunk.

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Diary of a Space Archivist Season 01: episode 02


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Diary of a Space Archivist © Rebecca Stirrup 2018

Diary of a Space Archivist

Sam wanted to be at the forefront of space exploration.  Ideally on the crew of The Discoverer.

Instead Sam’s stuck on her own in a beaten-up-junk-ship, trailing around space behind The Discoverer, archiving all of their cool discoveries in the correct, ‘corporate-approved-process’, with no one but CAL (Computerised Artificial Life), for company.

It could be worse – at least she’s in space – and she’s got a box of curly wurlys under her bunk.

Credits

Written and acted by Beccy Stirrup

Music by Six Umbrellas

Sound effects from:

JapanYoshiTheGamer

alienistcog

LittleRobotSoundFactory

freedomfightervictor

 

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I am runner five #09

At what point does a person’s sorrow turn into something toxic?  When does it go from being something that we need to help them through, to something that we need to shake them out of?

What is the line between pain and actively causing harm to another?  Does it ever work – revenge?  Has anyone ever felt better for it?  Hamlet got revenge – after two acts of procrastination.  Pretty sure it didn’t put a smile on his face as he lay dying.

Humans are a mess. Maybe we’re all better off dead – even if it is a shambling about sort of death.

… I don’t mean that. I’m just.  It’s been a hard day.

Someone tried to kill me.  Can you believe it?  The world is – to all intents and purposes – sort of over.  But petty vengeance – that’s still on someone’s to-do list.

That sort of thing makes you go from ‘humans are basically good’ to humans are… other words… quite quickly.

Give me a dog any day of the week.

Come to think of it – give me my dog.  I miss my dog.