Pint-Sized Engineer

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Pint-Sized Engineer is a science fiction spanking novel by Roguebfl, set in Lurking Dragon's Rejuve Universe. It was first published in early 2008, and is still ongoing. Eight chapters have been published so far, with many more planned.

Synopsis

Pint-Sized Engineer is set in the late 28th century. In 2723 Humans and Jalaxian made first First Contact[1] on a remote world that would become known as Shinho. In 2753 planning began for a joint colony[1] on Shinho. The Story begins with them approaching the 50th anniversary of First Contact. When a mysterious accident on the colony's Renewal Station turned its young Chief Engineer Rodger Murphie into the colony's first kid[2]. It would seam the young medicalos had it made. If only it was that simple, He's big this was his first rejuve — and unplanned — Rodger is having difficulties adjusting to the restrictions of being a child, and this is getting him in trouble; But his Traditionalist wife turned mother know just how to handle that.

Mean while the mysteries around what caused his accident continue to unfold...

Chapters

  1. "Pint-Sized Engineer" (scene setting)
  2. "New Beginnings" (F/m, birthday spanking)
  3. "Long Day" (F/m, NC)
  4. "Class Act" (M/m M/m M/m, NC)
  5. "After School Special" (f/mm NC)
  6. "Rude Awakenings" (F/m, NC)
  7. "Warm Festivities" (M/m F/m, NC)
  8. "News Review" (F/m, NC)

Major characters

  • Rodger Murphie, formerly Commander Rodger Murphie, an 8-year-old Medicalos.
  • Governor Melanie Murphie, Rodger's wife turned mother.
  • Karlara Felixian, Rodger's intern turned babysitter, a 16-year-old Jalaxian Kindern.
  • Gunnery Sergeant Cait Sith, Jalaxian marine, protection detail for Rodger.

Jalaxians

First introduced in Melody's Adventures in Camp[1] are an felinoid alien race. They predominately have short cream colored fur[1] similar to the Terran Puma concolor, but regional variations exist. such as a mane, spotted fur pattern[3], and darker fur tons such as silvery-grey and black. They have a flexible short fur tail that is long enough that they can get a double hand grip on it if it comes up and over their shoulder. Their homeworld's gravity is 1.2G as such tend to be physical stronger than humans, their speed and agility also surpasses their human peers. Jalaxians averaged shorter and slighter than humans. Although experts put their intelligence slightly lower than humans, but this might due their tendency to pounce on ideas and pursue the with dedication.

P'flar

Jalaxians are born furless, and does not start to grow until they are are 6 months old and then unevenly so that that bottoms and upper and inner thighs are the last to to grow their soft short fur; this happens at about age 5.

During this time Jalaxian children are kept home only socializing with close pride (aka family) members — including grandparents and first cousins — until they learn enough not embarrass their pride. This milestone is called P'flar[4]. At this point the traditional punishment of a Jalaxian child changes.

While their bottom is furless their normal punishment is to be spanked with the flat back of the short and very stiff bristled fur-brushes. But upon reaches reaching P'flar with fur reducing the effectiveness of a spanking, Jalaxian instead traded on their race's strong sense of personal dignity. This punishment is called On the Line.

A building decorated in a traditional Jalaxian manner has a visible horizontal line that goes across at what works out to be the average nose level for a 5 year old Jalaxian child. The punishment calls for them to stand with straight knees, holding their tail over their shoulder and to keep their nose on the line for the duration. the state of dress will vary with the severity of the punishment. The older the child the more they must bend over to achieve the correct position.

Shinho schools have taken to use both spanking and line punishments together so while their mixed classes might find half the punishment minor they will always find the other half punishing, and still treat both species equally.

Brin treatment

Dr Brin, while stationed on Renewal Station, developed an adaption of the Fujikawa treatment that slows down the physical and sexual maturation process for Jalaxians. He began trials in 2761. He found for Jalaxians that unless you gave the treatment younger than you would for a human the effect were negligible. But he found if the treatment was given around age 4 it had an interesting side effect, that the bottom fur would not grow in until the subject would hit puberty.[4] And that he could filter in the treatment into the rejuve process itself for the majority who rejuvenated older than that. This version became the standard treatment for Jalaxians on Shinho in 2779 as it facilitated cultural integrations between the two races. This version is also being considered by the Jalaxian home-systems.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 'Melody's Adventures in Camp' by Lurking Dragon
  2. First Kid, as in child of the Colony's Governor
  3. Chapter 2 New Beginnings
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chapter 5 After School Special

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