What an amazing day it's been. Nothing has really happened to make it amazing except for the fact that I've made a decision to go travelling, to take the fight against pirates to wherever they might be.
Most pilots like to stay in their own territory. There's a certain element of safety for them to stay in their home space, to always have somewhere to run back to when things get too hot. I'm afraid I've been guilty of that myself, never venturing far from my corp HQ.
But what is safety, really? It's an illusion. You can find safety wherever you go, any station, any highsec system. Territory doesn't matter when it comes down to it, because even in what you think is the safest of locations, something can happen that can shatter your day. And your ship too!
So I'm giving up on the illusion of safety, and going for a journey. I was, of course, inspired by the adventures of INNOMINATE NIGHTMARE and his own adventures around 0.0 space.
My journey will be a little different, however. Where his was simply to travel around the galaxy without venturing into Empire space, mine will be to go everywhere, seeking out pirates and hunt them down.
And see a few interesting things along the way. And make some interesting friends. And write about it!
I'll take some photos to share with you, whenever I see something interesting. I'll talk about the friends I meet, the pirates I get killed by - or who I hopefully kill instead - and the methods I use to do whatever it is I do.
Black Claw is only a few months old. At this moment, I have only 3.5 million skill points, so the journey of exploration, anti-pirating and growth is going to be very interesting. I'm sure there'll be a lot of pain along the way, but that's what you get when you choose the life of anti-pirating.
Now to tell my corp what I plan to do...
I'm quite confident that they'll be able to look after themselves. I know that, being such a young CEO, I 'm actually more of a hindrance to their efforts at engaging the pirates than an asset. Without me, they might stand a better chance at success in their anti-pirate operations!
But just wait 'til I come back from my journey...