So we all talk to characters don’t we, and sometimes you hear them back. Whether it be just thinking that someone would like something or shouting at them because they’re being so stupid. It could be that you just want a friend that listens and other times you’re professing your undying love for them and you heart flutters and constricts and you wonder why they aren’t real.
So here’s a snippet of some thoughts I had while reading Artemis by Andy Weir.
Afraid this is not your usual correspondence but I hope you’ll humour me. I imagine things aren’t really going great for you eh (yo! it’s like I’m Rudy)?
You really aren’t the best person you know? But you’ve got a total badass Lady Deadpool vibe going on (probably looking more like him than when we first me – that’s creepy…. we’ve never met…. I’ve just stalked you…. moving on!)
How’s the moon? Artemis doing alright? Pretty cool place, I’ll see if I can visit and maybe you could show me around? You’ve probably got you EVA Masters Guide going right? You spent a lot of time complaining about tourists so I would like the authentic experience.
I love the moon, it’s so cool to be able to see it from down here on Earth. Mars is just a bit far away but it would be cool to get there as soon as we get something set up. Different challenges to the moon and probably not as practical, but a girl can dream.
How’s you Dad doing? And Dale, things going better there?
I’m worried about who’s reading this so trying to be PG but how’s that reusable condom coming along. Give it a spin yet?
I’m hoping you’ve not got yourself in a pickle again. And you better be working hard, none of this criminal mastermind stuff that gets you all tied up in things you would be better not being involved in.
Something I thought about is how hard it must be to meet someone right? I mean, there isn’t a lot of you…. but then again villages did it…. moving on!
Yeah, you’re a smart girl and the science is totally cool in this but it’s maybe not the focus…. you made sure that you were the star of the show. You’re no Watney (don’t know if you hear about him) but at least you’ve got heart.
So…. I’m going to go. Next time you get a shipment I’ll sneak you some things. Would totally love to get involved.