From the Journal of Elise Tesla: Embarking
Take Me to the Moon 5.9
Day One: I enter my workplace, the desert science lab, for the first time as a recognized member of the scientific community, albeit, not yet having the standing I deserve, in the eyes of my colleagues.
The lab greenhouse is visible from reception. It is in disarray. The plants show signs of neglect. These living beings have been denied water, have had no attention, and no food.
It is a quick matter to care for their simple needs.
I sign in at the front desk. Two thirds of the workday has passed, and I have not been “on the clock.” I correct this lack of understanding immediately.
Still, I am told that my work for most of the first day is not considered part of my job duties.
When I return home, mom comes running out to meet me, and no doubt, Ask About Day, and Share Brilliant Ideas.
Day Two: My plants look healthy and happy, so I proceed to the chemistry lab to report to my assigned duties, which happen to line up with my own goals.
Mercifully, I am left to acquaint myself with the equipment and procedures in the lab. It is an adequate lab.
From my rose petals, I create a serum of .630 viscosity.
Next, I formulate a synthetic food from my garden herbs. And test it on a
fellow scientist chump.
Subject gave negative feedback on the taste and texture.
Seeking respite in a more exacting science, I collaborate with the robot to build a ray gun.
I would rate his skill and efficiency a 9.8.
Now, to test the Sim Ray.
I recruited this co-worker to volunteer for human trials.
First, to test the freeze ray setting.
Encased in .6 meter thick ice. Calibration correct.
But a hand escaped. Need to upgrade the perimeter detectors.
Now to test the Transformer Setting.
The machine’s output is at about 690 on the electromagnetic spectrum; as Ewan would say, the light is oversaturated. Visible, but oversaturated.
A supervisor type reprimanded me for using the chemistry equipment as a variable in my experimentation with the Transformer setting on the Sim Ray.
I put in some necessary time doing menial tasks.
At home, I find my father is still struggling with his goal to improve his fitness.
And taking a little too much medicine, as evidenced by the glazed look in his eyes and lack of control of fine motor.
Day Three: Leonard, one of my co-workers, responds to a flirtatious remark with anger. Interesting.
Will a smooth apology be effective to change his attitude?
What type of interaction would facilitate a reciprocal flirt, I wonder?
Perhaps the critical variable is time of day, or location. I enter the lab after lunch. Subject’s demeanor is already more receptive than in the morning.
Note: Subject does not respond positively to a second flirt.
Trial 3: Planned Ignoring of Subject.
- Elise got a terrible review her first day in the Science career because she spent most of the day caring for the plants. She got a sad moodlet soon after arriving (she is a moody sim) and wanted to water them with her tears.
- Alexander, even after having Youth Potion, continues to be tired a lot. He had a terrible case of nausea and I had him order medicine and take it, but it said he was taking too much medicine, and he got a dazed mood! He is taking his 7 or 8 days of paid vacation, and then he will retire. No more work days for Alexander.