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by R&D Officer Lio L. Levon

*Lio looks to the recording device as it begins its recording.*
"...I am n-not sure what I sh-should do next."
"T-Tsoki and Vatna have been e-endlessly keeping the shield t-together, but there's next to n-nothing I can assist there."
"We a-are all gradually succumbing to h-hunger, but th-there is l-little I can do there."
"I n-need to figure out h-how to help them wi-..."
*Lio would stop talking for a bit... He looks to the right, at a mirror he had placed in his office... He sees how ragged and just out of it he looked before looking to the recording again.*
"...I do th-this every time, don't I... Always t-trying to help e-everyone else and leaving m-myself to just drop onto the ground until someone h-has to drag m-me out of this cycle. I'm... m-messing up again."
*Lio then looks to the back, the schematics of his obsolete mech.* "Hmm... I k-keep trying to pull off feats and goals th-that I just cannot reach as I a-am. It's irritating how much I c-cannot do... Maybe it's b-because I can only do s-so much? Maybe ph-physically I am insufficient... I n-need to improve. I always t-try to be selfless... But I'm n-neglecting myself again. Maybe for o-once with what I still h-have, with what I c-can do, maybe I sh-should work on using technology not for a-augmenting the lives of others, but i-instead for augmenting m-myself? Make m-myself a stronger, m-more capable Officer i-instead of helping the rest wh-when so many n-need help..."
"...M-maybe I should be... selfish?" *He takes a deep breath.* "I need to s-stop trying to do what I can't until I a-am sure that I can. I h-have the mind f-for it, I know n-now I have m-magic for it... I now n-need to make m-myself the p-parts to match, and I'll work o-on doing just that. For o-once, I w-will work on Me, Myself, and I."

Continue reading...

  1. The Final Exam
    22nd of February, 19XX
  2. A Futile Report
    25th of April, 19XX
  3. Problems
    1st of May, 19xx
  4. IWL Debacle
    3rd of May, 19xx
  5. Admiral's Orders
    8th of May, 19xx
  6. Avian Antics
    30th of May, 19XX
  7. Saving Private Squishy
    28th of August, 19xx
  8. A Not-so-Warm Welcome
    11th of September, 19xx
  9. The Quiet (But Busy!) Year
    17th of October 19xx
  10. Timothy's Trial
    1st of November, 19xx
  11. Wandercrew's Wild Ride
    22nd of November, 19xx
  12. Vatna's Reunion
    18th of December, 19xx
    18th of December, 19xx
  14. The Road to Unification
    19th of December, 19xx
  15. A Tree Grows in Liminal
    20th of December, 19xx
  16. Promotion
    12th of January, 19xx
  17. Work and Play
    2nd of February, 19xx
  18. A Kindred Spirit
    3rd of March, 19xx
  19. Sigil Sagacity
    10th of April, 19xx
  20. Dear Mom
    8th of May, 19xx
  21. A Star's Silver Lining
    23rd of May, 19xx
  22. Gone...
  23. Twenty-Three
    12th of June, 19xx
  24. Questionnaire Pt.1 (1-25)
    ? of ?, 19xx
  25. Questionnaire Pt.3 (51-75)
    ? of ?, 19xx
  26. Questionnaire Pt. 4 (76-100)
    ? of ?, 19xx
  27. Checking on the Herd
    18th of June, 19xx
  28. To Meet One's Heroes
    18th of June, 19xx
  29. Useless
    26th of June, 19xx
  30. A Mind for Machines, an Ear for Music
    4th of July, 19xx
  31. Wandervania: Symphony of the Nightcap
    15th of July, 19xx
  32. Some Assembly Required: An Inventor's Dream
    17th of July, 19xx
  33. Taking Teeth for Granted
    18th of July, 19xx
  34. An Unknown Science
    20th of July, 19xx
  35. A Raucous Reunion
    24th of July, 19xx
  36. To Pim and Ento
    24th of July, 19xx
  37. Beauty
    6th of August,19xx
  38. A Perfect Storm
    7th of August, 19xx
  39. An Invitation
    9th of August, 19xx
  40. Happiness
    12th of August, 19xx
  41. Tinger and the Bun
    12th of August, 19xx
  42. Time Away From Work
    13th of August, 19xx
  43. Addicted to Failure
    14th of August, 19xx
  44. Long, Long Ago
    18th of August, 19xx
  45. Questionnaire Pt.5 (101-120)
    ? of ?, 19xx
  46. For the Sake of Others
    27th of August, 19xx
  47. What Was Lost
    29th of August, 19xx
  48. Something Lost, Something Learned
    1st of September, 19xx
  49. Coming Full Circle
    4th of September, 19xx
  50. Audio Recording #1: Risky Rifty Tech
    5th of September, 19xx
  51. Audio Recording #2: Facing the Devil's Maw
    21th of September, 19xx
  52. Audio Recording #3: Parks and Renovation
    24th of September, 19XX
  53. Audio Recording #4: Facing the Giant
    16th of October, 19xx
  54. Audio Recording #5: Becoming More than Myself
    21st of October, 19xx
  55. Audio Recording #6: Crewmate Camaraderie
    23rd of October, 19xx
  56. Audio Recording #7: Passing the Wrench
    20th of November, 19xx
  57. Audio Recording #7: The Coming Storm
    11th of December, 19xx
  58. Audio Recording #8: Liminal Stands Together
    17th of December, 19xx
  59. Selfish
    ?? of ??, ????
  60. Questionnaire Pt.2 (26-50)
    ? of ?, 19xx