Deep Space John. Getting Deep. In Space.

Post 36

Posted on April 17, 2019

jar of spaceThe key question here is whether you can build a relationship in any meaningful sense on a bed of lies.

I would say just one lie but the fact is I had this one central lie, a sun, and then a swarm of little lies orbiting it – see what i did there, classic analogy.

I was off working on a non-existent app and pretending it was going well and explaining my absences with a series of smaller untruths, and then covering my tracks with smaller truths again. For example if you’re out at a coffee shop, drinking coffee and reading a book but you said you were in an office with a colleague you have to explain:

  • why you cannot fall asleep
  • why you managed to read a book so fast when you’d only started it two days ago
  • why you don’t have any cash the next morning
  • what you ate for dinner.

Post 35

Posted on January 29, 2019

As you may have gathered from my previous postings I’ve had some time to do some reading and the access required to read quite widely.

I’ve often thought that reading was the one thing that really indicated the sort of person I could likely get along with.

Post 34

Posted on December 11, 2018

Hi all, am still feeling a little worst for wear after the radiation poisoning and am not feeling overly creative today but I don’t want to leave you all hanging, especially as your correspondence continues to come in so today I will address some of that.

Post 33

Posted on October 10, 2018

Good news. The procedure worked. Mostly.

The official report back is that the current background levels of radiation are higher than they should be, but not lethal in the near future, and so whilst they work out how to secure the – what I now appreciate is – a nuclear reactor in the engine of this ship, I should get back to life as normal, and continue my treatments until they tell me to stop.

So am back on to my routine. Exercise, stare out the window, float a little, watch TV, watch movies, read, look after the ants, do chores, write these posts. I’ve checked, and I can actually start studying engineering based on the library here, which wouldn’t be a terrible idea.

Post 32

Posted on August 9, 2018

One thing I have discovered about myself here, which I did not have back in the test unit on earth, is that I am a real devil for ear worms. And not only that, have basically no effective memory for lyrics or a tune.