The Journal of John Smith, 5th November 2248.
It has now been three full weeks since setting sail aboard this small commercial ship, in search of my next great story. In all this time, I still have as of yet to ascertain the purpose, or mission, of the vessel.
In my first meeting with Captain Blake, his explanation of the ships intended route was notably vague. When I asked the Captain where the ship was headed, he said "Nowhere important." Fortunately, that was exactly where I needed to go.
The success of my first published work has not been inconsequential, and I am eager to explore the galaxy, ready to fill my second book with many more stories of impossible things. This seemed the perfect ship to allow me to do so.
Over the past few weeks I have had ample opportunity to study the crew of this unusual ship. They strike me as the most motley crew of varied individuals I have ever come across. They remind me of an old second-hand pocketwatch I used to own in my less affluent days, wherein all the cogs inside had come from different clocks, cannibalised to produce a single specimen, reasonable decent at telling the time though not without some difficulty and frustration on the part of the watch holder.
The captain, an honourable man by the name of Joshua Blake, strikes me as being far beyond this rough lifestyle. Why a man of his good standing would allow himself to be dragged down to the level of common merchant is beyond me yet any man who would name a ship such as this after his deceased wife no doubt has more than his fair share of demons to keep him company.
I enjoyed making this page, but you know what? This takes a really long time. Conveniently, I have a cold, so I have nothing better to do than sit in bed and animate, but sadly there's not much chance of continuing this saga much beyond next week. It's for the best, I suppose, as most of the characters are, as I've mentioned, lifted from other sagas.
Still, I'd like to continue doing this, but I don't have the time to draw it. If there's anyone out there who'd like to work with me as my artist, let me know! If you know your way around Flash, I'm happy to hand over my files so all you have to do is manipulate templates.