It’s been so long since I’ve logged anything. Honestly, there isn’t much to say… I’ve spent my days in classes, physical training, and testing. So many tests..! Each day gets easier, but the monotony of it sometimes makes me want to pull my hair out. I’m not in Scolluzer anymore either; they transferred me a while ago to Duripant. I’ll finish the rest of my training here. It’s a long way from home.

Today is a special occasion though: I was issued my first capsule! It’s just a training capsule, but nevertheless I can hardly believe it… I made it, I didn’t wash out of the program. There’s a whole new level of training to undergo now, the very hardest tasks: learning to control an entire ship with just my mind. I can’t wait to get started!

The capsule fluid is a bit like watery gelatin, not exactly what I expected. I had a brief, frightening moment when I was submerged for the first time—felt as if I was being suffocated. It’ll take some time to get used to being hooked up to all that equipment. The implants in my back are a little sore, having just now been used for the first time.

The goo doesn’t smell like much of anything and I’m fairly certain it’s not going to get along with my hair—but at least there are decent showers on campus. The capsule itself looks like a giant black egg, with a greenish tinge to it. When I saw it for the first time I had a hard time accepting this thing would keep me safe out there—I mean, sure, it’s huge compared to me, but it still somehow looks…fragile.

I need to write to Mom. Maybe she’ll be pleased. That’d be nice.