Hi! I’m Ripley. I’m 16, blond. Green eyes, sometimes red. See, my dad, Danny, is a terminator. My mom, Betty, is part alien and part human. And they have eight kids including me. Mike hatched from his egg recently.
So my media and communications teacher, Sameena Usmani, assigned this blog project, and she wants us to explore our identity and use this space to grow, whatever that means.
I don’t know why we can’t just write in an actual journal. I hate typing! I have to learn this whole new program, and I am so bad with computers. I am not good with technology. I know that’s messed up. I mean, I’m part terminator.
I know you’re wondering. How does that work, right?
My mom lays an egg. I hang out for a while and hatch into a facehugger which is kinda like a tadpole. The facehugger needs a host to grow, so I look around for someone, a living thing. My dad always makes sure he’s the only one in the nursery when a baby is about to hatch. I hug Dad’s face and incubate in him, and Dad pushes me out his chest. I am born.
And since Dad is a terminator, he doesn’t die like humans do after an alien bursts out his body. He just sews himself back up. It’s really gross. I mean blood and guts and slime are just everywhere. Really nasty. He just cleans it all up and looks at me and smiles. He’s a dad again.
Then, Dad adds terminator parts to me, to help me survive in this world. I have a CPU in my brain, but I still have emotions. I have some parts in my legs, so I could be a good runner, if I liked sports that is.
But my parents gave me this curse of a name. Mom adored my great-great grandmother, Ellen Ripley, and Grandpa took the last name of the family he protected, John and Sarah Connor. Well, he’s not really my Grandpa. But I’ll get into that later.
That’s my deal. I know you’ve learned everything about us from those movies. Problem is, they only show stereotypes. I mean, only a few aliens and terminators are evil and nasty. I’ll tell how we are in reality.
Do you want to start from the beginning? Here’s my first post from April 14, 2012: Welcome to my World!