Conversation with ussatlantis at 11/14/2006 6:57:40 PM on VAdm Blackthorne (aim)

(6:57:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne entered the room.
(7:05:12 PM) cmdr shelev entered the room.
(7:05:18 PM) cmdr shelev: dsl modem is die
(7:05:28 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Oh noes :(
(7:05:28 PM) cmdr shelev: not enough jews
(7:05:39 PM) cmdr shelev: fortunately I have many spare dsl jews
(7:06:04 PM) cmdr shelev: from setting up dsl for geezers who don't know their own phone number and order it on all three numbers in their house
(7:06:59 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: :gonk:
(7:09:18 PM) cmdr shelev left the room.
(7:09:47 PM) cmdr shelev entered the room.
(7:09:47 PM) cmdr shelev: vat
(7:09:56 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: asdf
(7:10:58 PM) MajDougMcKnight entered the room.
(7:11:05 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Evening, folks.
(7:11:08 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Also, BRB
(7:11:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Mike
(7:13:26 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Hey hey.
(7:13:34 PM) MajDougMcKnight: So, how 'bout that attempted genocide.
(7:14:03 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hey hey! Genocide!
(7:14:24 PM) MajDougMcKnight: To be honest, I thought certain details of the writing were a little weak.
(7:14:31 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Not the moral issue. That was fantastic.
(7:15:32 PM) MajDougMcKnight: I mean...Lee's plan seemed to depend on a Resurrection Ship jumping in with the Cylon fleet. Why was he so sure of that? The Cylons had never sent one of those things in with their attack fleet before.
(7:16:38 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Also, why is it a given that the plan failed? Cylons can obviously download into one of those ships with it some distance away? These are nitpicks, but it bugged me a LITTLE.
(7:16:53 PM) LCdr TKirr entered the room.
(7:16:58 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Heya, T'Kirr.
(7:16:59 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya T'Kirr
(7:17:00 PM) LCdr TKirr: Whew
(7:17:18 PM) cmdr shelev: res ship hadn't jumped in
(7:17:18 PM) LCdr TKirr: Took longer than I thought... I suck at getting from point A to point B
(7:17:34 PM) LCdr TKirr: Kiley told me she has a migraine
(7:18:30 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Ouch.
(7:18:51 PM) MajDougMcKnight: And sure it had. You saw it right there with the base ships.
(7:19:12 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Or do you mean when the Cylons sufficated?
(7:19:16 PM) cmdr shelev: yes
(7:19:32 PM) cmdr shelev: they didn't give an exact timetable
(7:19:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I think they bring it in when they have overwhelming odds.
(7:20:10 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Well, that's what I'm saying. The Resurrection ship had never been that close before, and yet we know some Cylons, like Leobon, still downloaded to it after dying.
(7:20:17 PM) MajDougMcKnight: The Leobon they airlocked, I mean.
(7:21:06 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: We don't know the exact distance it takes.
(7:21:36 PM) MajDougMcKnight: True. That's why I don't understand how Lee could be so positive the plan had failed.
(7:21:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I don't know, I try not to overanalyze. :)
(7:22:05 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Yeah, I just fall into that trap sometimes.
(7:22:24 PM) cmdr shelev: then just say the resurrection machine was out of blinker fluid after the jump
(7:22:33 PM) cmdr shelev: and they hadn't refilled it yet
(7:22:42 PM) cmdr shelev: it's dangerous to jump with blinker fluid tanks full you know
(7:23:21 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Ah, without a doubt.
(7:23:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, so, sim.
(7:23:58 PM) cmdr shelev: no
(7:24:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: :(
(7:25:44 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Oh, come on. This one should be easy!
(7:26:06 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I think we're going to do a little unwinding plot since the next one isn't in order yet.
(7:26:10 PM) cmdr shelev: what plots is this
(7:26:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: internet starship
(7:27:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Basically, we're en route back to Earth with the Discovery. Apollo, Soyuz, and Mir have stayed in the Expanse to protect the colonists.
(7:27:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: We're taking Morris to Earth.
(7:28:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: So you're free to do whatever you want.
(7:28:32 PM) LCdr TKirr: Yay, free day
(7:29:35 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: It's like those days in class where you watch a movie.
(7:29:45 PM) LCdr TKirr: Yeah ^_^
(7:29:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:29:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:29:55 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:31:18 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::on the bridge, leaning back in his chair, reading a PADD explaining all of this to Zuriyev::
(7:31:42 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::in lounge near a window, dressed in a loose brown off-duty outfit, staring out at the stars, a cup of tea between her hands::
(7:32:17 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::enters the bridge:: Here to relieve you, Admiral.
(7:32:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That time already, hm.
(7:33:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Very well, you have the bridge Commander.
(7:33:15 PM) cmdr shelev: Aye, I have the bridge.
(7:33:21 PM) cmdr shelev: ((FUCK))
(7:33:26 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Approaching said table with a Guinness, McKnight smiles softly:: Commander, you're brooding.
(7:33:27 PM) cmdr shelev: (( disregard that I missed a line ))
(7:33:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ((failure))
(7:33:53 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Aye, I have the bridge.
(7:34:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::stands, does the standard tunic tug, and exits to the TL:: Ten-Forward.
(7:34:50 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::looks up, noticing McKnight, then extends a hand in invitation to the chair across::
(7:35:08 PM) LCdr TKirr: I am passing time until I am allowed to return to duty.
(7:36:54 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Takes the offered seat with a slightly wider smile:: Guess I can't fault you for that. I tend to throw myself into the job when things haven't been going so hot myself. Well, if the holodeck doesn't work, anyway.
(7:36:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::enters the lounge and walks up to the bar::: The usual, Jack.
(7:37:30 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> ::serves up the Admiral's gin and tonic;:
(7:38:02 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::hears Ian's voice and glances over before returning her attention to McKnight, thinking about something to converse about:: What sort of programs do you run?
(7:38:55 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::wraps her hands around her mug and raises it to her lips to take a sip::
(7:39:45 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes his drink and leans back against the bar, enjoying a nice long pull::
(7:41:00 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Chuckles as he looks down at his Guinness:: Depends on my mood, I guess. Got some pretty decent sparring programs, of course. But gosh, you should see this one number I cooked up. Nothing TOO fancy. Fishing out in the middle
(7:41:27 PM) MajDougMcKnight: of a calm lake. See, that one's a ritual. I even have one of those stupid crinkly hats for it.
(7:41:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Ahhh. ::still has the PADD in his hand and looks at it absently::
(7:42:19 PM) LCdr TKirr: It sounds.. peaceful.
(7:43:31 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::walks over to the table:: Evening, Commander, Major.
(7:43:43 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::nods at Ian::
(7:43:59 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Admiral. We were just discussing...meditation techniques.
(7:44:18 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::shifts her eyes to McKnight and perks one brow::
(7:44:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Something I've some experience with lately.
(7:45:01 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::half smiles::
(7:45:06 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::to Ian:: I am expected to be ready for duty within seventy-two hours.
(7:46:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::plunks the PADD down on the table and sits:: Well, that's welcome news.
(7:46:37 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::eyes downcast at the PADD, almost curious::
(7:47:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: It's nothing exciting, just a report on all of this to Admiral Zuriyev.
(7:47:42 PM) LCdr TKirr: How is our guest?
(7:48:02 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Quiet. But he'I have to say, and please don't take this the wrong way, because it was looking pretty grim there for awhile, but in retrospect, I'm fairly relieved with the wal all of this turned out.
(7:48:24 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (D'oh. Stupid enter key. The unfinished sentence should read "But he's not going anywhere.")
(7:48:51 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Oh, and wal = way. One of those nights.)
(7:49:51 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: He'll have an interesting future.
(7:50:25 PM) LCdr TKirr: <<We are talking about Morris, right?>>
(7:50:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ((Yep)0
(7:50:40 PM) LCdr TKirr: <<Just checking lol>>
(7:50:42 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Oh, whoops. No, I was talking about Dughan.)
(7:50:54 PM) cmdr shelev: (( Make up your minds party people ))
(7:50:55 PM) LCdr TKirr: <<I wondered>>
(7:51:09 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ((Oh crap I meant Dugahn too))
(7:51:16 PM) LCdr TKirr: <<Like T'Kirr would call that filth a guest, she doesn't have that kinda humor>>
(7:51:49 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::frowns slightly:: I was referring to Mr. Morris.
(7:52:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::chuckles::
(7:52:37 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Ah, right. Well...he's not going anywhere either until we reach Earth. But he's got a much more comfortable room.
(7:52:49 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: And a better future.
(7:53:01 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::nods a little, not meeting their eyes::
(7:54:31 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::breathes in deeply:: I trust everything went smoothly today on the Bridge?
(7:55:15 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::smiles:: Yes, and Logan handled Science well, don't worry.
(7:55:46 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::nods in an 'of course' sort of way and peers out the window again::
(7:56:14 PM) MajDougMcKnight: All things considered, this mission could have gone a lot worse. I suppose now that it's mostly behind us, I can admit without flushing my career down the toilet...I had my misgivings when I saw our orders.
(7:58:01 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I had never intended to go in there and militarily suppress them, unless they provoked us.
(7:58:11 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::takes another sip of tea, listening::
(7:58:55 PM) MajDougMcKnight: If you don't mind my asking, sir, what would have constituted provocation? Hard to imagine occupation in self-defense.
(7:59:26 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: The reaction of a leader in such a situation sometimes differs from the will of the people.
(8:00:15 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Ah, yes. That would do it...but that can be a pretty tricky thing to determine sometimes.
(8:00:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Had Morris attacked, capturing him would have likely ended the "rebellion."
(8:00:59 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: But, the fleet with us served another purpose, that of showing that we can provide military presence in the sector.
(8:01:18 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Morris strolls into ten-forward and makes a direct bee-line for the bar.::
(8:01:21 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Picks up his glass and considers for a moment:: Well, I'm just glad everything MORE OR LESS went according to plan.
(8:01:25 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Takes a long drink::
(8:02:20 PM) cmdr shelev: ::To barkeep:: Whiskey, sir, I don't care what kind.
(8:02:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I didn't expect the Orion involvement, but everything basically did happen according to plan.
(8:02:28 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::can't help but see things differently from her perspective, but doesn't bring it up::
(8:03:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Despite certain complications. ::smiles at T'Kirr and drinks:
(8:03:17 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Notices the table of command while waiting for his drink to arrive.::
(8:03:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> ::pours Morris a shot::
(8:03:43 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::acknowledges the remark and stands with her empty cup:: Can I get either of you anything?
(8:04:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::waves to Jack to pour him another:: Yes, thank you.
(8:04:26 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Grins:: I wouldn't mind a refill, if you're heading that way.
(8:04:44 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Downs the shot.:: Hrm, passable.
(8:05:15 PM) LCdr TKirr: Sure. ::accepts his glass and walks to the bar, next to Morris, and sets them down::
(8:05:18 PM) cmdr shelev: Was that synthesized or the admiral's stock?
(8:05:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> Passablem huh? ::as he's mixing the Admiral another drink::
(8:05:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> That was synth.
(8:05:46 PM) cmdr shelev: Passable.
(8:06:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: The Admiral isn't much of a whiskey drinker.
(8:06:26 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Jack ^
(8:06:36 PM) cmdr shelev: ::To T'Kirr:: Good evening, miss.
(8:06:48 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::inclines her head in greeting:: Mr. Morris.
(8:07:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> ::finishes the Admiral's drink and opens a bottle of real stuff, and pours it for Morris::
(8:07:35 PM) cmdr shelev: Thank you my good man.
(8:08:29 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Brings the drink over to the Command Table.:: Good evening, am I interrupting?
(8:08:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> I do have my connections.
(8:08:49 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Mr. Morris, not at all, have a seat!
(8:09:24 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Sits down.:: Good to see that the real power is concentrated in a place that has real bottles on the wall.
(8:09:31 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::waits for the refills from Jack, and carries them over, setting them down in front of the men::
(8:09:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Thank you, Commander.
(8:10:02 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::nods and sits with her own steaming cup::
(8:10:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That's all Jack's connections, he's quite resourceful.
(8:11:26 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Simply grins in her direction as he accept the glass, then turns to Morris:: And believe me, a good glass of Glenmorangie after a hard day can be a life saver.
(8:11:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Though I do occasionally pull rank for him.
(8:11:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Since the Major is absolutely correct.
(8:11:48 PM) cmdr shelev: I would be heartbroken if you didn't.
(8:12:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Mr. Morris, I assume you've met Commander T'Kirr, who has been instrumental in exposing this plot against you at risk of her own life.
(8:13:20 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::straightens a little at the introduction::
(8:14:27 PM) cmdr shelev: Now here I was thinking she was a mere lovely lady. I wish there was an appropriate thank-you for almost dying for a ruffian as me. Memory's slow, but will "Live Long and Prosper" suffice? ::Lifts his glass for cheers.::
(8:15:09 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::lifts her mug in acceptance::
(8:15:17 PM) cmdr shelev: Cheers.
(8:15:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::smiles::
(8:16:48 PM) LCdr TKirr: You will find what you seek in Admiral Blackthorne's assurances. He is a reliable captain.
(8:16:52 PM) MajDougMcKnight: I'll drink to that. Admittedly, I also drink to Tuesdays.
(8:17:15 PM) cmdr shelev: Why wait until Tuesday? ::Downs the shot::
(8:17:49 PM) cmdr shelev: Now, is there any /friendly/ news to pass around the table given such horribleness of the last few days, or are we all trying to drink to pass out?
(8:17:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I've been accused of worse. ::smiles and drinks:
(8:18:10 PM) cmdr shelev: I recall accusing you of warmongering three days ago.
(8:18:47 PM) cmdr shelev: Personally I'm drinking to work up the nerve to argue with politicians. Getting shot at has turned into a vacation.
(8:19:58 PM) LCdr TKirr: <<Such a way with words =P>>
(8:20:03 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Amazing how things change in three days.
(8:20:22 PM) cmdr shelev: I'm frightened to see what happens over a week where you come from.
(8:20:42 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::thinks about three days ago, when Dugahn had seemed quite different::
(8:21:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: At times, I have been.
(8:21:22 PM) cmdr shelev: ((Nah he was an asshole to start))
(8:21:36 PM) LCdr TKirr: <<Blind Vulcan>>
(8:23:03 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Don't worry, Morris. Things can actually seem pretty quiet on Earth, provided you know the right spots. If we have time, I'll take you fishing up at my place in Montana.
(8:23:23 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Ask anyone who's tried it. Fishing...that's downtime.
(8:24:18 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::sniffs silently, having no intention of ever trying it::
(8:24:19 PM) cmdr shelev: Is that the one where you sleep in the boat?
(8:24:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::wonders if Zuriyev is going to drag him out sailing this time::
(8:25:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::then his mind starts to wander thinking about meeting his son::
(8:25:35 PM) MajDougMcKnight: The depends whether you bring the beer out with you.
(8:25:48 PM) cmdr shelev: Wait they have beer on the boat?
(8:26:06 PM) cmdr shelev: I thought it was illegal to operate boats with beer in them.
(8:26:37 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::eyes dart from Morris to McKnight::
(8:26:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::drinking, distant for a moment::
(8:27:35 PM) cmdr shelev: Or is that just for people who aren't marines?
(8:28:40 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Let's just say that having a cabin located a good distance away from the nearest constabulary has its advantages. Of course, so does having a stable boat.
(8:29:05 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::notices Blackthorne staring off and starts to reach for his hand, then suddenly pulls back, wondering what she thought she was doing::
(8:29:32 PM) cmdr shelev: "Constabulary." Amazing what this miraculous tonic does for the vocabulary.
(8:29:48 PM) LCdr TKirr: <<I have no idea what it means, for the record.>>
(8:29:59 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets to the bottom of his glass and is surprised::
(8:30:37 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (It's basically the local police organization. And, to be fair, mostly a British term as far as I've heard it used.)
(8:31:04 PM) LCdr TKirr: <<I imagined the word 'constable' in there, yeah>>
(8:31:42 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::picks up the PADD: If you'll excuse me, I have to finish some paperwork.
(8:32:03 PM) cmdr shelev: I finished mine yesterday. Warrants can be fun to write.
(8:32:46 PM) LCdr TKirr: Good night, Admiral.
(8:33:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: At my rank, it can seem never-ending. Good night. ::smiles and exits quickly:
(8:33:28 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Don't stay up too late! We've all earned a breather!
(8:35:18 PM) cmdr shelev: Well, being as I've driven off the flag officer, my work here is done. Good night, Major and Commander. ::Nods and drifts out of the bar.::
(8:35:31 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Evening, Morris.
(8:35:56 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE CHILLAX SIM
(8:36:00 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Ha ha, nice.)
(8:36:02 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE CHILLAX SIM
(8:36:04 PM) cmdr shelev: ::chillaxed::
(8:36:10 PM) LCdr TKirr: Lol um, what?
(8:36:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: This was a chillax sim.
(8:36:23 PM) cmdr shelev: You're brain damaged don't worry about it
(8:36:29 PM) LCdr TKirr: Mm kay.
(8:37:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, I'll try to have the new plot ready for next week.
(8:38:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Nice log, T'Kirr and McKnight!
(8:38:42 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Ah, thank you!
(8:38:45 PM) LCdr TKirr: Thanks. =)
(8:39:29 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That's all for this week then. Dismissed!
(8:39:40 PM) cmdr shelev: lates
(8:39:43 PM) cmdr shelev left the room.
(8:40:54 PM) LCdr TKirr left the room.