SPLOG ENTRY #1: Star Bores
Dear Kids of the Past,
Hi. My name’s Bob and I live and go to school in space. That’s right, space. Pretty sporky, huh? I’m the new kid this year at Astro Elementary, the only school in orbit around one of the outer planets. There’s just one micro little problem:
SPACE IS STUPENDOUSLY BORING!
I mean, sure, you can spend about two minutes
staring out giant picture windows at the infinite wonders of the universe. But then what? We’re so far from Earth, the television reception is terrible. And the only channel that does come in well is—don’t say I didn’t warn you—educational.
Beep just said, “Beep like watch Star Words! Learn from robot ABCD-2!” Beep is a young alien who got separated from his 600 siblings when they were playing hide-and-seek in some asteroid field. Then he floated around space for a while, until he ended up here. Sad, huh?
You know what’s even sadder? I was the one who found him knocking on our space station’s air lock door and let him in. Now he thinks I’m his new mother! But since he also thinks Star Words is a good show (even though it’s for three-year-olds), you can tell he’s a little confused.
But I still like him.
“Beep like Bob-mother, too!”
Beep is pretty good at drawing, so I let him do all the pictures for these space logs (splogs, as we call them) before sending them back in time for you to read. Just don’t hold me responsible if he only doodles his favorite Star Words alpha-bots.
Anyway, that’s my life. Enjoy!