Note:  The figurine is based on Motoko Kusinagi of Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow.  The space battleship is from “Space Battleship Yamato” aka the “Argo” from “Star Blazers”.  Both models were produced by Royloo.

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It Gets Worse

Ace stood in the doorway of his office, a look of near panic on his face.

The office lacked much in the way of decoration. A poster of a waterfall on one wall. A poster of a zen rock garden on another. A figurine sat to one side of three monitors and a model of a space battleship to the other. A single chair before them. A dark blue cabinet, a little taller than a refrigerator took another corner.

"Oh god!" Ace thought, "Now Carly thinks I'm a pervert."

"I can't go sleeping in my van indefinitely," he continued to think to himself as he reached for his chair.

"But I don't have the money to get a place of my own." He reclined back in his chair, still in thought. "At least this day can't get any worse."

"Beep!" went the phone on his desk. "Ace," the voice said, "our ISP wants to talk to you."