[IND] Independent Neuralnet Division
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Join Date: Jul 2012
03-26-2013, 02:05 PM
*Subject: IND Application*
Hello IND! I am interested in the great job prospects of joining your illustrious corporation. Allow me to express my enthusiasm in Haiku form:
I want to join you
I'm sure, that even though you encounter more interesting people than me on a daily basis in your line of work, you will wish to know a little more about me, so here goes:
I started out my space-born career working as an escort for silver miners in pennsylvania. It's funny really, all I had was an army surplus Defender, that I got for running jobs for the Navy. If we'd come across anyone serious, I'd have been a smear on the side of the nearest asteroid. All I could do was scout. My employers realised this, and as their miner was currently unable to move due to the volume of ore surrounding it, they fronted me the money for a Bumblebee kusari transport, which I would pay back by hauling their ore.
And so, with an actual cargo ship that didnt leave commodity dealers laughing, and pointing at the pawn shop, and some fresh cash from the surplus on the ore sale, I took to the stars, and my odessey began! I toured the furthest reaches of sirius space, mapping the entire sector by hand, as an entrepreneur freelancer. Making deals, carrying cargo, (most of it legal - at least in one of the houses) buying low, and selling high.
I upgraded to a Percheron when I earned enough, but I had my eye on a certain ship. The Kujira. God I love that ship, unarmed, but sleek, agile, and huge. Besides, any transport captain worth a fart in a vacuum knows you dont try to fight the pirate yourself! You hire a ******n escort! My goodness it makes me sick to hear about all these transports that were destroyed flying COMPLETELY UNESCORTED just to save a few credits! Speaking of which, does IND have it's own escort wing?
Oh excuse me, anyway, Enamoured with the Kujira I purchased a franchise with the GMG, the ship itself, and the real money began. I expanded my exploration, but the most vital part, were the contacts I made in Dublin. When the Pennsylvania fields were stripped bare, the Dublin Gold Rush began, and I was poised to take advantage. Learning a lesson from my original employers, I purchased a Hegemon for an aspiring mining crew, placed reserve orders with my contacts, and set cruise engines for profit!
Times were good with the GMG, though their mining was at that point fully automated, so no niche for a captain like me, but at least transporting ore fitted the Mining part of Gas Mining Guild! The Kujira's brilliant agility for it's size allowed my exploration to reach new hights, I wont bore you with the details (or reveal anything incriminating) but lets just say that Alaska and Gallia are beautiful, and when Gallia was closed off, there was much less traffic. At least, that's what I hear! I dont tend to deal over the Net - preferring to look a supplier in the face, when I decide if his goods will net my next million, or turn out to have fallen off the back of a truck - however I'm looking foward to doing more of it with the iNd, and I did try to help out when needed.
Making money hand over goldfinger, I was soon able to afford that ultimate status symbol of the trader, the 5K Train. Bidding a fond farewell to my lovely Kujira, I moved to the top of the foodchain, in my new Shetland behemoth. Five minutes later I sold it at a loss of 115 million credits, and got back in my kujira. I dont regret it for a second. I deserved it for abandoning my Kujira for one of the pieces of garbage toted on the net as the ultimate transport, in reality fit only for target practise!
I continued on basking in the money shower that is sirius to a investigative business man, flying under the nuetral colours of the GMG. Until of course, the event that brought me to you:
The GMG went to war with Kusari. Despite the fact that I was a registered franchisee, I had to learn of this watching the CNS! After immediately selling my franchise, I took on temporary employment with the IMG, but when THEY went to war with Rhienland, I parked up my ship on Curacao in disgust, and have spent mot of the intervening time, enjoying myself in imaginative manners.
Hearing IND was recruiting has made me start eyeing the stars, and Sirius markets once again, so please give this old dog a reason to fly again!
Oh and by the way I didnt chop down the tallest tree in the forest, I paid someone else to do it for me. Of course I also sold him the equipment he used to do it, as well as the logging rights for the entire county, giving me a net profit, and a free tree. where would you like it?
hmmm.....while your linguistic abilities are lacking to say the least. I'll pass it along to my 'secretary' of sorts. She'll decide if its worthy of a second chance. Now where did I put her Kibbles and Bits?.......