Firefly (the Joss Whedon series) became a thing, and we wanted a piece of it. We too wanted to be spacepirates, or something of the sort, and not just save the world, but the Universe!
I came up with Chloë Wasabe aka Chloë Freemont, a high class woman, educated medical doctor and xenobiologist, on the run from her past close to the imperial top, now finding herself in the very outskirts of civilisation practicing her medical skills on the poor (and occasionally on the more well-to-do to pay the bills). The story starts when she takes the job as xenobiologist along with her friend Rob Vanderhold, a Meck and something of a prankster.
Chlöe writes in her spacelog. The dates are totally made up and are only there to show some kind of continuity. I continued the spacelog after Chlöe left the crew, after she became too sick to stay.