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There isn't an entry for June 29 in Pen Pal, but there's an entry for June 28. It's from the ship's log of the captain of a boat employed by Loop Current Charter Fishing Tours--the first person to find Em's message in a bottle. Here's a fragment of his log entry.

ship's log

And for fun, since there are lots of lovely images if you search "ship's log" in Google image search, here is an image of a ship's log from a page on the Royal Canadian Navy's website:

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sovay
Jun. 29th, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC)
Here's a fragment of his log entry.

I hope there is a book of artifacts to accompany the novel.

And for fun, since there are lots of lovely images if you search "ship's log" in Google image search, here is an image of a ship's log from the page of the Royal Canadian Navy

Yay!
asakiyume
Jun. 29th, 2014 09:13 pm (UTC)
I love the handwriting in the log entry from the Canadian navy page.

As for a book of artifacts, maybe one day!
sovay
Jun. 29th, 2014 09:43 pm (UTC)
As for a book of artifacts, maybe one day!

Prrrt.
cucumberseed
Jun. 29th, 2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
We saw a bottle floating down the river where we were camping in Vermont. It did not, sadly, have a message in it. But there were otters! And a snapping turtle.
asakiyume
Jun. 29th, 2014 10:22 pm (UTC)
Otters!!!

And snapping turtles are so clearly prehistoric creatures, with all their spikes and turrets.
avalonestel
Jun. 29th, 2014 09:45 pm (UTC)
Haha, I loved seeing the captain's log about Em's letter, and the picture of the real ship's log is so cool! :3 Thank you for always sharing such cool stuff!
asakiyume
Jun. 29th, 2014 10:23 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! (will be on email soon ^_^)
sartorias
Jun. 30th, 2014 01:48 am (UTC)
Oh, that is such fun!
asakiyume
Jun. 30th, 2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
:-)
queenoftheskies
Jun. 30th, 2014 01:54 am (UTC)
Oh, I love it!

You should compile all these daily entries into another novel!!!
asakiyume
Jun. 30th, 2014 06:23 pm (UTC)
Maybe into a resource book, at least!
nineweaving
Jun. 30th, 2014 02:39 am (UTC)
A book of documents would be really really cool.

Nine
asakiyume
Jun. 30th, 2014 06:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah--for some of the stuff--like the log book from the Royal Canadian Navy page--I'd probably have to see about getting permissions and things, but it could still be fun.
oiktirmos
Jun. 30th, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
Very cool. Prompted me to look up Makemo.
I am glad the captain made this choice; otherwise Pen Pal might not have been written.
khiemtran
Jun. 30th, 2014 07:57 am (UTC)
Yes, it makes me wonder what else that particular sea captain got up to...
asakiyume
Jun. 30th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
And your looking it up prompted me to look it up. Wonderful! I loved the quaint language in this source.
mnfaure
Jun. 30th, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
What a cool idea to look up ship's logs. I have excerpts from one such log in one of my WIPs, but I never thought of looking up images from them.
asakiyume
Jun. 30th, 2014 06:24 pm (UTC)
You write the coolest things ♥
heliopausa
Jun. 30th, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
I really like that a tiny act of kindness to an (unknown) stranger is so pivotal. :)
asakiyume
Jul. 1st, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
And in the story, like in real life, he probably never knew what his decision led to :-)
scallywag195
Jul. 1st, 2014 04:35 am (UTC)
I was intrigued by the fact you were listening to a song called "Deep Wide Ocean" while writing about ship's log and bottles with messages in them, so I went to itunes and checked it out. Pretty snappy tune!
asakiyume
Jul. 1st, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
Isn't it nice? I really like the Jezabels.
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