And we’re back with ChatGPT. I want to just add that the square image of the character on the left is not AI generated, but a detail from one of my own 3D pieces. I haven’t gone all in with AI. I can’t imagine me doing so either. ChatGPT and I weren’t done, though. Not by a long shot. This is a long series. No apologies. Just skip over them if they’re not interesting. I just need to document this, so when that day comes and I can’t sell a book because my friend ChatGPT has cornered all the markets, then I can look back and say “that’s when it started!”
The beginning of the end!
Here’s the chat with ChatGPT with my prompts and questions in bold.
Transcript of chat with ChatGPT on February 22, 2023.
Rewrite the whole story incorporating Mia’s backstory, and provide a physical description of Mia.
Mia had always been drawn to the stars. Growing up, she spent her days and nights gazing up at the sky, dreaming of the mysteries that lay beyond her reach. Her fascination with the universe only grew as she got older, and she knew that she had to find a way to explore it for herself.
But Mia’s path to becoming a space researcher was not an easy one. She grew up in a small town where opportunities were scarce, and her family struggled to make ends meet. Despite these obstacles, Mia never lost sight of her dream. She worked hard in school, often staying up late into the night to study and read up on the latest scientific discoveries.
Mia’s hard work paid off, and she was eventually accepted into a prestigious university to study astrophysics. But college was not easy for her. She was one of the only women in her program, and she often felt like an outsider in a male-dominated field. She also faced financial difficulties, as her family was unable to help her pay for tuition.
But Mia refused to give up. She worked multiple jobs while studying full-time, and she pushed herself to excel in her classes. Her hard work paid off, and she graduated at the top of her class with honors.
After college, Mia began working as a researcher at a remote space station. She was thrilled to finally be able to explore the universe that she had always been so fascinated by. She quickly rose through the ranks, earning a reputation as a brilliant scientist and a fearless explorer.
Mia’s determination and hard work were not just fueled by her love of space, but also by a desire to prove herself. She knew that as a woman, she had to work twice as hard as her male colleagues to be taken seriously. But she refused to let anyone hold her back or tell her that she couldn’t achieve her dreams.
Mia was a woman of average height with a lean physique, but her sharp features gave her a striking appearance. She had piercing blue eyes that glimmered with intelligence and a strong jawline that spoke to her determination.
One day, Mia and her crew received an urgent distress signal from a nearby ship. They quickly suited up and set out on a rescue mission, eager to help any survivors.
But when they arrived at the ship, they found it completely abandoned. There were no signs of a struggle, no bodies, nothing but an eerie silence that sent shivers down Mia’s spine.
As they searched the ship, they discovered a strange object in the cargo hold. It was unlike anything they had ever seen before, a swirling mass of colors and light that seemed to pulse with an otherworldly energy.
Mia’s scientific curiosity got the better of her, and she reached out to touch the object. But as soon as her fingers made contact, the world around her went black.
When Mia came to, she found herself back on the space station, alone. Her crewmates were nowhere to be found, and there was an ominous feeling that hung in the air.
As she tried to make sense of what had happened, Mia began to notice strange things happening around her. Objects would move on their own, strange whispers would echo through the halls, and she would catch glimpses of shadowy figures lurking in the corners of her vision.
Mia’s scientific mind told her that there had to be a rational explanation for what was happening, but her instincts told her that something malevolent was at work.
As the days passed, Mia’s fear grew. She felt like she was being watched constantly, and she began to doubt her own sanity. But she refused to give up, drawing on her past experiences and her unshakable determination to find a way to save herself and her crewmates.
It wasn’t until she discovered an old log
Continue this story in this style until it reaches a natural and unexpected conclusion.
It wasn’t until she discovered an old log, tucked away in the station’s archives, that Mia began to piece together what had happened. The log belonged to a previous crew that had encountered the same strange object, and they had described similar experiences of hallucinations and paranoia.
Mia realized that the object had somehow altered their minds, driving them to madness and causing them to turn on each other. She knew that if she didn’t find a way to destroy the object, she and her crewmates would suffer the same fate.
With a newfound sense of purpose, Mia set out to track down the object. She followed a trail of clues that led her deep into the station’s labyrinthine corridors, facing her fears head-on and refusing to back down.
Finally, she found the object, pulsing with an eerie light in the heart of the station’s engine room. She knew that destroying it would be risky, but she had no other choice.
With a deep breath, Mia reached out and touched the object. It seemed to pulse with energy, and for a moment, she thought that she was lost. But then, the object shattered, its light exploding outward in a blinding burst.
Mia shielded her eyes and held on tight, feeling the force of the explosion rock the station. But when she opened her eyes again, the object was gone, and the station was silent.
Mia breathed a sigh of relief, but she knew that she couldn’t stay on the station any longer. She packed up what supplies she could find, and made her way to the escape pod, determined to get back to Earth and warn others about the object’s danger.
As she sat in the pod, ready to blast off, Mia couldn’t help but feel a sense of satisfaction. She had faced her fears, and had emerged victorious. She had proven that she was as brave and capable as any of her male colleagues, and that nothing could stand in the way of her dreams.
As the pod hurtled toward Earth, Mia looked out the window at the stars. She knew that her journey wasn’t over, that there were still mysteries to uncover and new horizons to explore. But for the moment, she was content to bask in the glow of her own achievement, and to revel in the knowledge that she had triumphed over the unknown.
So if you haven’t lost the plot – pun intended. Any thoughts? Am I in trouble yet?
To be continued.