Captain’s Helm – Log Entry 2013.0114.1747

by SprinklinThoughts

— Spaceship Earth
— Captain’s Helm
— Log Entry 2013.0114.1747

Pop. Click. Tap tap. Testing, testing… hear me OK? Good, thanks.

Uhm… attention, please…

This is the captain… well not really, it’s me – Space Cadet Yothere Spacey and yes, that’s really my name (high school was hell)… the captain’s not around and we can’t seem to find him…. which is why I’m on the air here…

A couple of the crew and I were talking about some of the problems this ship seems to be experiencing… somehow or other we decided that I was going to go and ask the captain… more like they decided…

So I took a trip over to the control room to see what was going on… there was nobody here… nobody at all…

Wondering where the Captain and crew were, I looked around… checked the place out…

The thing, is what I saw is not so cool… kind of disconcerting actually…

You know, a lot of us have already guessed that something is wrong… we can feel it, see it, hear it, and some of us can even even taste it… there’s just way too much sputtering going on…

And sooner or later, the “human error” mess was bound to spill over into other systems…

Well, according to the charts, screens, gauges, and whatnot here in the control room, it looks like this ship is about to crash… hard… and I don’t see any scenarios that avoid it… unless maybe we can all fly…

Hold on now, before anybody panics, from what I can see here we’re on a slow glide to the big wham so we have some time to batten down & fasten our seatbelts… but I can’t tell how long the glide will be or how bumpy, so ya’ll better get movin’…

As they say in the movies, “this is not a drill.”

…Uhm, usually, in the movies, at times like this someone says something to lift everybody’s spirits… you know, like: “we can all get through this if we have tons of courage and fight hard”… that won’t work, I know… but I guess I should give it a shot anyway…

OK, how about this…

Folks, I know we’re going down and are about to go boom… and it looks like we can’t get around that — which is godawful news… but if we’re done for, then I think we should at least go down trying to do it right for once… know what I mean?… Yeah? Good…

so let’s do it… let’s show whoever’s watching we know how to do it right… and that we’ve still got a whole lotta’ Love in here… let’s prove it to them and to ourselves and to each other… let’s…

That is all… Captain out… well sort of, this is Space Cadet… heck, you know who I am…

Hey, if anybody does see the captain or the crew, tell them we’ve got a situation here, OK? This is one huge mother of a ship and I wasn’t trained for this…

M

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