One day, she happened upon a tiny camera. Intrigued, she spent some time looking through the viewfinder and wondering if she had the right stuff to be the Satellite’s filmographer.
She decided the best thing was to practice. First she had to find a willing subject, and who else would be better to ask than her BFF Spring.
Spring brought a little friend.
Danbo thinks she might have “it.”
"We're going to have new grass?"
"That's what I hear. Once the great big wooden structure is gone, there will be grass."
"Maybe there will be a nice track for the Persistence Engine."
A few days ago, there was some excitement at the satellite, with the arrival of a new resident.
Little Red Ella Capitan was a little non-plussed at the new addition.
"I thought we talked about the robots."
This is a very sweet robot, Ella. He's a cleaning robot.
"He looks kind of dirty to me, but the Steampunks seem to like him."
The Steampunks were indeed interested in the new robot arrival, and might have been intimidating in their curiosity, except, well... it was a robot.
"Can you do projects?"
"How much can you lift?"
"Can you go up stairs by yourself?"
"What's in your pocket?" (This from mini-Pop, who is always looking for tiny things she can fit into.)
"What's your name?"
"Wally? That's a GOOD name, we don't have anyone here named Wally!"
"Hi Wally! Do you want to see my engine?"
"Wally, what's in your pocket?"
Wall-E, being the kind of robot who gives robots a good name, obligingly opened his cargo pocket. Mini-Pop stood on the door and debated whether she might fit inside if she turned sideways.
The Steampunks unanimously decided that "Wally" was the most interesting and delightful thing that had happened to them in weeks. Little Red Ella was satisfied with their assessment, and carefully dismounted from her High Horse.
Welcome to the Satellite, "Wally."
The Steampunks have been wearing their gasmasks around the clock, "just in case."
Things are beginning to look up, with the assistance of a very kind Doctor (the human kind,) and his two human Doctors-in-training. Poppets (and Robots,) have been acting up and getting silly, hoping the Photographic Machine will make an appearance. Poppets like to be Photographed.
The Steampunks are still a bit reserved, and had recently pointed out to the caretaker that there was still a tiny Unresolved Issue with their Persistence Engine.
Earlier in the week, a Persistence Mechanical Expert arrived to deal with the Unresolved Issue. She brought her own tools and parts.
After a thorough walk around with one of the Steampunks, the Persistence Mechanical Expert suggested that the Issue could be resolved with just a touch of enamel, and that a full-scale overhaul was really completely unnecessary, and perhaps everyone should stop worrying so much, and that her fee could be paid with shrimp. And a BBQ party.
The Persistence Engineer was satisfied with the inspection.