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(stardust savant)
02/28/04 09:16 AM
. . . 5 . . . . new [re: Kristin Machina]  

Are you willing to have 10 babies?


(grinning soul)
02/28/04 05:42 PM
Re: . . . 5 . . . . new [re: ohramona]  

Dearest ohramona,

I may not be able to deliver 10 babies, but I can sure dish out advice. With 12 other chosen Bowie fans, who will be responsible for repopulating the planet, my invaluable advice will be to teach the young ladies and gents the secrets of tantric sex. In the many Hindu or Buddhist religious writings procreation concealments are revealed. Only under certain conditions will our fellow female travelers be prepared for the seeds of life to continue.

All will be revealed during the journey,

Kristin Machina
(stardust savant)
02/29/04 05:15 AM
Re: . . . 5 . . . . new [re: ohramona]  

Well, if Grandma can do it...

Don't understand me, just love me

(stardust savant)
02/29/04 04:06 PM
. . . 4 . . . . new [re: Kristin Machina]  

I'll take that as a yes, Kristin Machina.

Updated roster:

Captain: me, ohramona

Chief Steward: Tin
Tending produce and livestock; producing nutritious and delicious meals; hairdresser; educator; dj.

Navigation Officer/Engineer: Nature Boy
Intergalactic navigation; music/entertainment

2nd Navigation Officer/Engineer: White Prism
Intergalactic naviagtion; childcare; future urban planning; captain's secret crew slut

Crew/Medical Officer: Lacrimans:
Technical support specialist; educator; brewer; light surgery, mend wounds and broken bones

Crew: Monkeyboy
Fitness instructor; entertainment; heavy lifter; genetic materials of however many personalities he's responsible for

Head Educator: white rabbit
asst. steward; breeder 2nd class (cause I know she can reproduce like a rabbit)


Entertainment; art educator; potential emergency food source

Educator; artiste

Educator; assistant medic

Laundress and seamstress

Kristin Machina
Mental health intern (the night shift); resident novelist

Believe it or not, all resumes are still under consideration for that 13th spot!


03/01/04 04:27 AM
The Final Straw new [re: ohramona]  

In reply to:

Believe it or not, all resumes are still under consideration for that 13th spot!

There is one really important position you have omitted from your list so far: Who is looking after the kids? Your breeding department is quite large but you will need a friendly but firm character to take care of the constant flow of kids growing up inside the space ship. As the breeders will be busy with all things involved in, well, breeding, where is the person that plays with the ever lively little ones, helps them through their small and large miseries, is there when they need a shoulder to cry or a head to bang on? Who teaches them what they need to know about the world they are in, the world that was left behind and the world that may come? Who fixes the girls' broken Barbie Doll and who kicks the ball about on the upper deck with the little space Beckhams and extraterrestrial Figos? Who fights with them over the TV programs to watch and the time they go to bed? Who goes up in the middle of the night when they are hunted by nightmares of dragons flying through the kids deck? And these are just the easy tasks.

So what you need is a Childcare Officer and from all the TWers around there can be only one to get the job: Strawman. He has proven how well he meets their demands and needs, knows how to work hard at unpleasant times and loves football (or will it be called soccer onboard?). He's your 13th man. No doubt.

And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'now'

(cracked actor)
03/01/04 06:10 AM
Re: The Final Straw new [re: EJSunday]  

In reply to:

Who is looking after the kids?

Hello? What do you think all of us educators are doing? I think quite a few people specified that they're good at telling stories/nursery rhymes/etc.

And I think I even said that I'd rather look after the kids than breed 'em, though I'll do that too. I'm a good baby-sitter/caretaker: my parents' friends have developed a rather annoying habit of inviting me to parties, just to then direct me to a room full of their toddling-to-preschool aged offspring. It sucks, 'cause
a) I am not a free babysitter, dammit,
but b) I like kids too much to be able to withstand them for long, and nearly always give in and spend all my time entertaining them anyway.

When I was 14 and attended Russian School, I was also used by the teachers as a difficult-child-management device: ie, when they couldn't control the kid, I'd be called out of class, and asked to take over. (Ended up having like a mini-nursery of my own!)

I can provide further resume info. My specialty is curbing violent/hostile behavior in young boys (if they fall in puppy-dog love with me after that, though, I'm not responsible).

Maybe if I write this now, while drunk, you'll all understand.

(stardust savant)
03/01/04 06:59 AM
. . . 3 . . . new [re: EJSunday]  

We've got White Prism, White Rabbit (hey, one more White and we'd have the KKK!) and all the breeders to look after the astrotots. Which is too bad because, yeah, Mr. Strawman adds a little ray of sunshine everywhere he goes.


03/01/04 07:00 AM
Re: The Final Straw new [re: Starlite]  

In reply to:

What do you think all of us educators are doing?

Educating, probably. But that's not what I meant. You need someone who is with the kids, a friend for them not just an educator and functioning breeder. A grown up who is not part of the grown up system. A grown up with a kid's mind and heart whose function it is to be there for them. All the time. How will you do that when you are pregnant? And how will you do that when you are breast feeding? How will you do that when your nerves have reached the end of their tether? How will you do that when you are heavily engaged in getting pregnant in the first place? No, you cannot fulfill all of that. And there's even more to it than what I have mentioned. As I said before: You need an expert. A grown up with a kid's heart. Strawman.

And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'now'

white rabbit
03/01/04 10:25 AM
The Love Shack new [re: EJSunday]  

In reply to:

Seven years to obtain a bachelor's degree, Bunny?

That joke about seven years of college down the drain in Animal House used to be funny. My parents didn’t have a college fund set up and I was too shy (at the time) to apply for a scholarship so I worked my way through school only taking as many classes at a time as I could handle and afford – sort of like now again. The upshot is that I finished completely debt-free. Slow and steady wins the race. I guess you could add perseverance to the list of qualities.

In reply to:

I know she can reproduce like a rabbit

Well, there’s less incentive without EC. But there’s still Monkeyboy who if I recall correctly, has very nice teeth.

In response to EJ’s concerns regarding childcare, since there are only 13 people in this space commune of sorts, it is necessary and expected that everyone will do their part by multi-tasking. The breeders will actually have to act as mothers to their children instead of just sex machines pumping out the bundles of joy. It can be done – just look at the catholics! When they are otherwise – ahem – occupied or need a break, the other peeps on board can act as nanny, caretaker, friend or whathaveyou to the children. Not that I’m saying that Strawman wouldn’t be very good at this, mind you.

I can't be late I got a date

(absolute beginner )
03/01/04 10:42 AM
Re: The Love Shack new [re: white rabbit]  

In reply to:

Slow and steady wins the race.

Then you've got your icon all wrong, darling.

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