Ryan Chen, Squaddie. (( Collaboration with Gahlo in his post here. )) Personal Log, April 6th. Well, that was friggin' crazy and shit. I'm still alive, hooray! But turns out there's more than just those crazy gray aliens. We ran into two new ones yesterday. First it was just the gray guys. I had the jitters, and when I took my first shot at 'em, I whiffed. Bad. It sucked. Damn bugger didn't get us, so I got another shot at him. Hit and kill. Felt good. Then we ran into these dudes. At least, they looked liked dudes. They sure as hell didn't move like any people I'd ever seen though. Really.. slick, like. Too smooth. The Commander was looking at just blowing them all up, but Vahlen requested that we try to retrieve them intact. He gave the order to try with our rifles. Once I got a bead on my guy... It just clicked. It felt like it was just at the range. Shoot the silhouette, punch holes in paper. I sent two right through its head. Down it went. Fuck yeah. We also hit these flying half machine half alien things. It... it reminded me a lot of Arsene. I'm a little freaked out now with what we're doing, but, I just gotta trust the Commander knows what the hell he's doing. I hope these sacrifices are worth it. The rest of it wasn't too bad... oh, except that Largo FIRED A GODDAMN ROCKET TEN FEET FROM ME. I was deaf all fucking night, all the way back to base. I didn't even get any good loot, stupid UFO went down in the woods. Well, except for this weird ball I found on the UFO. I don't know what the hell it does. It just kinda... floats. Like, you let it go, and it doesn't fall. Super neat. Personal Log, April 7th. What? I'm an assaultman now? Shit. I wanted to shoot from like 50 yards away, and now I'm running up in their faces with a shotgun. We already had Robinson doing that, and she was doing it well, I might say. She's crazy enough for it, for sure. Personal Log, April 8th. Looks like the hot dog cart is a hit. Bradford's on to me now, though. I gotta be shifty... or bring him in to my op. I'm sure he can see the value in what I do. ... damnit, another alert. I'm up again. And... and so is Lamarque. I really thought I was gonna be backup for Robinson, but the Commander liked my work in my first op, and I guess he wants to see how I handle close up fights. I'm not looking forward to it. Though I hope Arsene liked the DVD he got, because damn that minigun is friggin' big. It'd be easy to "accidentally" walk a couple bullets across my back during a big burst while I'm close with my shottie. I'm off the UK. Hope I can get some good fish and chips while I'm there.