Morgan le Roq

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Murder on the Moon
7/19/2015 10:28pm

I feel like such a loser. I let @Concrete Morgan down, I let Psyhigh down, I helped build secret bases for some unknown criminal organisation called MORMO, and I was just basically an idiot.

But Mackenzie seemed so great!!! Like, bigger than a friend, but not quite a teacher. Everything about her was cool. I thought. But the whole time she was warping my mind with pschyo hypnotic dance beats. It will be hard for me to trust anyone ever again.

And @Concrete Morgan. I should have defended her at all costs no matter what. And what did I do? I danced.

Only one good thing has happened. Today I was paid a visit by Leim 10. Who is exactly the same as Leim 9. Just not dead.

Turns out there are only 11 "entities" on Ganymede. Leim is one of them. They not only spotted these illegal spy bases orbiting Ganymede and Jupiter at large, but traced them back to Moon base.

Leim is one of the 11 entities that make up the real whole of the Ganymedian population. Those 11 entities sprout off "Blurps" of themselves (their word, in Galapspin), which fill out the working population of the planet - which means hundreds of thousands of individual Blurbs, all remote offspring of the 11 entities. They have all kinds of sub-numbering systems, but the low numbers are reserved special. Like Leim 9, Leim 10...

Basically, the real Leim is some humongous gelatinous blob that lives inside of Ganymede, with his 10 brothers and sisters - filling thousands of cubic kilometers. They sploot off these puss-filled bags that are like remote versions of themselves to do all the work. When Leim 9 got killed, it was no problem to sploot out a Leim 10 that was just another part of big Leim. It knew and remembered everything that Leim 9 did. So in that sense, Leim didn't really "die" at all.

At least I can feel better about that. No real "murder" took place. Er, well, no, there's Mackenzie. Sigh. Now I just hope I can get through the rest of this, and that @Concrete Morgan will forgive me.

Murder on the Moon
7/17/2015 9:19pm

Special hardass @Junior Agent LuLu maybe isn't so bad after all. She lifted the "assigned to quarters" thing and let us out. She is even letting Mackenzie hold a Disco Dance, which Mackenzie said would be tasteful but that people needed to be together during this time. Which is so true. She is like the greatest study leader ever.

Also she told me she has new Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them! Which really is what I need right now.

Still, so sad. But maybe dancing will help. Mackenzie says the whole base is invited. To pay their respects.

Murder on the Moon
7/15/2015 2:00pm

I really want off Moon Base now. Right now. I want to be anywhere but Moon Base. But the whole base is locked down while they gather all the evidence they need. Yeah "gather the evidence" it's not like they aren't already sure it's @Concrete Morgan and are just making it look like they're doing their "job." I still feel sick. Could it really be her? I don't know.

The interplanetary press is having a field day with the news, though. Seems like nobody really likes the Ganymedians and are happy just to paint them as the ugly, repulsive victims. And any reason to rip on earth they eat up.

All the interplanetary news is reported in Galapspin, which is like the galactic Esperanto, so everybody can understand it. The Ionians are kind of standing up, a little, for the Ganymedians, demanding answers and culprits, but likely just because they're both in the Jupiter system. Those Ionians couldn't be more different looking than the Ganymedians though, so tall and skinny with their long black robes and feather headdresses. And I hear their dogs don't like the Ganymedians at all, and I heard the dogs will rush up an pee on the stumpy, zitty Ganymedians as soon as they see them.

Anyway, I'm sure special hardass @Junior Agent LuLu will have me in for more questions. I'm not supposed to talk with anyone in my Pod, but Mackenzie has been nice and sending me new songs from Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them, so I can at least zone out and listen to that. She's the best.

Murder on the Moon
7/13/2015 2:53pm

There was a murder. On Moon Base. A MURDER!!! And @Concrete Morgan is in the brig!

MURDER. Murder never happens except on TV, right? And I feel like it must be my fault for getting @Concrete Morgan up here. There's no way she did it. I mean, yes, she's clumsy, and she has been having those weird dizzy spells ever since she's been here. But, I mean, there's no way. No way.

It's that creepy Leim 9 that is dead. He was at the Disco Dance - we all were - and I lost track of Concrete and just figured she went back to our room. But when she wasn't there I started looking for her and there's a room in our wing that was taped off and Moon Base security was all over it and they took me in and asked me questions all night. I heard from the grapevine that he was squished to death. The Ganymedians look like big giant zits, frankly, with kind of a bigger growth at the top that's sort of their head with the hole in it they make talking noises through. They kind of slide around on their big zit bodies. Apparently his head was popped and he oozed out everywhere. And Concrete was passed out on the floor.

Oh my god I still can't believe any of this happened. I'm totally freaked out and sick.

Murder on the Moon
7/12/2015 11:16pm

Whew what a party! It's not even done yet but just wanted to let you know everything's great. @Concrete Morgan is dancing, and totally recovered from one of her spells that she had late this afternoon. Mackenzie was all about a big Disco Dance and wanted to be sure Concrete came. It is the best! Somehow Leim 9 got in, and even that's been great!

I showed Concrete how to "skate" - which means how you have to learn to walk on Moon Base, and works just like it sounds. She's really getting the hang of low gravity and she's showing it on the dance floor tonight! Go @Concrete Morgan!

Murder on the Moon
7/11/2015 11:51pm

@Concrete Morgan was up and about for a good part of our lunar day, but then at the nightly Disco Dance she got a bit disoriented again so we got her back to her bunk and she crashed. But she's totally doing better.

I got to take her around in the morning to the common areas - the cafeteria, the observation lounges, and the wing where all the off-planet diplomats hang out. Then I introduced her to my best space pals - Alexis, who is a large-scale teleportationist; Jacob, who can do stuff with gravity (very popular boy up here!); Leslie, who can grow plants out of thin air; and Mackenzie, who is actually a grade above us and wears the magenta jumpsuit (whereas we're all in purple. But not @Concrete Morgan because she's a visitor and yellow). Mackenzie is kind of our mentor/student teacher. That's who makes up my "pod," which is like my study group.

I guess the reason I'm here - with all these powered kids - is just because of my experience in self-contained living structures, from my days in the Wind Belt. I've been made to feel pretty special up here too, just because I know how stuff is supposed to work when you live in a place like this, and all the operations people have been asking me all kinds of questions.

Unfortunately, I also had the opportunity to introduce her to Leim 9, who is a representative from Ganymede who's always hanging around our classrooms and has frankly has no social skills. I don't think it's just cultural - something about Leim 9 just rubs all of us the wrong way.

Anyway, Mackenzie's always super up for running her Disco Dance and makes us all attend, and probably just all the flashing lights and the pounding rhythms of Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them (Mackenzie's favorite EDM right now) were too much for @Concrete Morgan. @sAMUEL PIP ended up there with us and I think it got to him too.

So, for now, lots of fluids and another good night's rest and I'm sure @Concrete Morgan will be right as rain in the morning!

Murder on the Moon
7/10/2015 9:04pm

I know people have been concerned about @Concrete Morgan but I want everybody to know she's OK. She just got a little dizzy after the teleport, but it's perfectly normal and happens to people sometimes when they first get to Moon Base. She was certainly a lot easier to get on a stretcher here than she would have been on earth, so there's a silver lining for you.

She's still a bit disoriented, but after the teleportation-lag wears off I know she'll be fine. We were able to get her into her regulation jumpsuit (yellow for visitors) - which again was easier in low-g than it would have been down the well. Plus the super-fabric they make the jumpsuits out of was a breeze to get her into. I know she has trouble on earth getting clothes that even fit - or can stand up to her concrete skin, which tears through most fabric like it was tissue. But moon fabric is great.

She's sleeping it off in her bunk in my room. I'm sure she'll be back on top of her game soon. Keep those cards and letters coming!

Murder on the Moon
7/10/2015 10:58am

That is fantastic @Concrete Morgan! I will prepare a bunk!

Don't worry about packing too much though - especially in terms of clothes. Everybody on the Moon Base gets a color-coded jumpsuit. Mine is purple and yours will be yellow. You'll have to leave your clothes at the intake office. A lot of other stuff you might bring would get held there too - everything in the base is pretty controlled. So don't bring anything, really.

Can't wait to see you!!!

Murder on the Moon
7/8/2015 11:14am

I think that the Moon Base would be a great place for you, @Concrete Morgan! At the very least, the population up here is even more diverse than on Earth Base, so there would probably be advantages for you here at least in that.

The Moon Base is kind of a hub for people making all kind of connections off-planet. There was a delegation from Io here yesterday - like the Queen or something - and they are all extra tall and skinny, with long long arms and legs and fingers, and big black feather headdresses that make them even taller. Plus their dogs (or whatever) which were all on leashes but as tall as me with mouths so big they could fit your whole head inside. They (the dogs) were nice, but totally slobbery.

And I saw Human-Sized Crab Morgan for a moment on her way back to Venus. I think I saw her parents here picking her up. She pretended not to notice me, I think. But it's not like she's very easy to read.

But yes! You should come check it out. There is an orientation for prospective transfers this Friday, even. You should sign up!!! You can totally stay in my room.

Murder on the Moon
6/27/2015 6:09pm

Though I wasn't on campus very long, I went ahead and transferred to the Moon Base branch. Campus was so beautiful, and coming from the underground settlements in the Wind Belt believe me I really appreciated it - being able to be above ground outside of a super-heavy or god forbid a hurricane suit, no 200 mile per hour winds threatening to impale you with a piece of straw or pebble. Being able to walk in the sun in just shorts and a t-shirt. Heck, just being able to see the sun...

But after awhile, it just started to get to me - all that open space, unprotected from the sky on the surface of the planet, exposed like that. I realized it was actually making me really uncomfortable, and I was spending more and more time indoors, or, preferably, in basements.

So when I heard about the summer session on the Moon Base, I just had to sign up. And I'm totally glad I did! 17 underground levels, huge caverns for the hydroponics and recreation, and the terra-dome. It reminds me just enough of home, but still different.

Plus of course the low gravity! There's a lot of working out you have to do to stay strong, but learning to bounce around through the halls and everything that goes with it is fantastic. And it's a great bunch of people up here. I'm looking at you @time pilot terry!

So next time you're out at night and looking up at the moon, wave to me! Though you can't really see the base, since it's up by the north pole.

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