Conversation with ussatlantis at 3/6/2007 6:56:35 PM on VAdm Blackthorne (aim)

(6:56:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne entered the room.
(6:59:24 PM) MisterBoxingBear entered the room.
(6:59:36 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Hey hey.
(6:59:36 PM) cmdr shelev entered the room.
(6:59:38 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Evening.
(6:59:47 PM) cmdr shelev: kill me now
(7:00:29 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: why
(7:01:09 PM) cmdr shelev: yes
(7:01:14 PM) cmdr shelev: afk 10 mins
(7:05:41 PM) MisterBoxingBear: So, if you ever decide to go for a drive in downtown Boston, have your head examined.
(7:06:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Tried that when I was there last year.
(7:06:28 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Failed.
(7:11:53 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Boston is designed to confuse invading armies.
(7:11:57 PM) MisterBoxingBear: It's the only explanation.
(7:12:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Totally.
(7:12:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I gave up and went to the airport.
(7:12:52 PM) cmdr shelev: what jfd fuck
(7:12:54 PM) MisterBoxingBear: I tried to get down to the ocean. The U.S.S. JFK was due to ship off for decommisioning today.
(7:13:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Whatsamattayou Shelev?
(7:13:18 PM) cmdr shelev: I have no energy and am very tired
(7:13:30 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Join the club
(7:15:24 PM) LCdr TKirr entered the room.
(7:15:43 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya T'Kirr
(7:15:56 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Hey hey.
(7:15:59 PM) LCdr TKirr: Hiya, I'm on the road atm in passenger seat, I can't guarantee connection
(7:16:17 PM) LCdr TKirr: We were in Oregon two days ago... we've spent all day crossing Texas o.O
(7:16:39 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, Texas is good for that.
(7:16:52 PM) LCdr TKirr: At least we could go 80mph during the day
(7:16:56 PM) cmdr shelev: I remember when I was going to las vegas with my brother and I was on a 9600 baud cell connection held together with duct tape
(7:17:14 PM) LCdr TKirr: Kiley said she took some medicine that would probably have her asleep during sim
(7:17:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, I'm sick, Shelev is half-dead, and T'Kirr's on an intermittent connection. Maybe we should cancel.
(7:17:36 PM) LCdr TKirr: I'm willing to do what I can
(7:17:53 PM) cmdr shelev: given that I had no time today to put together das plot I concur
(7:17:56 PM) LCdr TKirr: As long as it's nothing too riveting
(7:18:27 PM) LCdr TKirr: *shrug* Whatever you guys want, I've got um... 16hrs 'til I'm home =P
(7:19:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, let's give it a try.
(7:19:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Don't quite need the next plot all planned out yet.
(7:19:46 PM) cmdr shelev: I recommend playing counterstrike and laughing at the people accusing you of hax
(7:20:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay.
(7:20:45 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Tonight, we're on the Machen Bren stealth ship on our way back to Atlantis.
(7:21:02 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: We're just about home.
(7:21:21 PM) LCdr TKirr: Sounds relaxing enough
(7:21:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:21:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:21:28 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGINS IM
(7:22:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::leaning against a wall, relaxing::
(7:22:52 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Engineer whose name I STILL can't fucking remember> We've cleared their defense grin, sir. Provided we watch out output levels, it should be smooth sailing from here on out.
(7:23:23 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ETA to Atlantis?
(7:23:26 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: And a shower?
(7:23:29 PM) cmdr shelev: Who is going to write the customer complaint card?
(7:23:49 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::sitting in a seat, wishing she was on Atlantis not only for obvious reasons, but wanting to scan the crap out of the area below them::
(7:25:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I do have a call to make when I get back.
(7:25:14 PM) cmdr shelev: Can I burn the atmosphere of this planet, too?
(7:25:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: No.
(7:25:50 PM) cmdr shelev: :(
(7:27:14 PM) LCdr TKirr: It seems this vessel has proven its worth after all.
(7:27:21 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Pilot> Atlantis has moved in as close as possible without being immediately detected, under silent running. Assuming Harper hasn't had to withdraw, rendezvouz in ten minutes.
(7:27:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Best thing I've ever stolen.
(7:29:06 PM) cmdr shelev: What else have you stolen in recent memory?
(7:29:14 PM) cmdr shelev: Besides 36 hours of my life?
(7:29:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::just grins and chuckles;:
(7:30:09 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Engineer guy> Let's give credit where credit's due, sir. This tub didn't come with any weapons when we got it. It wasn't easy to install these launchers in time to pull off the extraction.
(7:30:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Ah, so that's where all the carnage came from. Nice work.
(7:31:15 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::pulls himself to his feet and looks out the front window::
(7:31:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Now there's a sight for sore eyes. ::Atlantis hangs in the darkness, looking like an oasis:
(7:32:36 PM) cmdr shelev: An Orion funded stealth ship that has no weapons. What the <insert diety here>.
(7:32:53 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::stands, assuming he's referring to the vision of Atlantis, and moves over to look as well::
(7:33:27 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::McKnight was just catching up on a little sleep at this point.::
(7:34:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I hope this doesn't end up as a trend.
(7:35:14 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::standing just off Blackthorne's shoulder:: Crash landing?
(7:35:38 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Aye.
(7:37:18 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Engineer> There WERE hardpoints for them, sir. Obviously, this ship was built such that it could be modified in a hurry for a variety of missions. Unfortunately, we had to construct modules that would be compatible.
(7:39:03 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Well done at any rate. She sure made a scene.
(7:39:38 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::gives a small Vulcan nod of agreement::
(7:41:53 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Rodney Something> In a stealth ship, ironically.
(7:44:15 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::moves back to a seat::
(7:44:38 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::to Blackthorne:: How do you plan to react to these events?
(7:45:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I'll be making a call to their government. Their reaction back is key.
(7:45:53 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::watches their approach to the slowly growing Atlantis for a moment more before returning to her chair as well::
(7:46:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Either they knew about this or they didn't.
(7:46:02 PM) LCdr TKirr: Indeed.
(7:46:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: If they didn't... our problems are larger, oddly enough.
(7:46:47 PM) LCdr TKirr: An interesting point.
(7:47:09 PM) LCdr TKirr: But that will require proving their denial is not a lie.
(7:47:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Indeed.
(7:47:36 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Pilot>::Gets on the comm:: Atlantis, this is the Flying Dutchman. Our people are secure. Request permission to dock.
(7:49:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Atlantis> Roger that, you're clear to come home.
(7:50:22 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Pilot> Also, we appear to have at least one injury. Non-critical, but all the same, you might want to have a medical team standing by.
(7:50:39 PM) cmdr shelev: Harumph.
(7:51:07 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::looks pointedly at Shelev's missing antenna::
(7:52:20 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Pilot>::Maneuvers the ship toward Atlantis' now open main shuttlebay door.::
(7:55:31 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::waits patiently, thinking about her bed::
(7:56:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::thinking about a proper drink and cigar::
(7:57:06 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ACTION> Okay...they're onboard. Wee!
(7:57:36 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::stands once they hit the deck::
(7:58:55 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::stands as the hatch opens::
(7:58:58 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Stumbles towards the exit where he hopes the sickbay staff is waiting.::
(7:59:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::walks out onto Atlantis-firma and sees Harper standing there, hands on her hips, smirking::
(7:59:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Commander... didn't I order you not to do that?
(7:59:54 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Jolts awake at the impact. The three thoughts running through his head as he scrambles out of the ship are, of course: Steak, scotch, nap. Now, he just needs to wake up enough to decide the order.::
(8:00:08 PM) LCdr TKirr: ((damn these narrow Interstate lanes are scary))
(8:00:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Sorry Admiral, I had a cold when you left, played hell with my hearing. Must have misheard your order. ::still smirking::
(8:01:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Damn those bugs that are going around. ::smiles::
(8:01:42 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::stops just outside the stealth ship, awaiting Blackthorne's orders, but whatever they are, is thankful just to be back aboard::
(8:02:09 PM) cmdr shelev: Permission to fall down, Admiral?
(8:02:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gestures to the doctors::: Get him to sickbay.
(8:02:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::to Harper:: Status report.
(8:02:42 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Poof::
(8:02:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> She's ship-shape, Admiral.
(8:04:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Glad to hear it. I'll be a bit before I'm back on the bridge, keep it up. ::turns to everyone behind him:: Dismissed, and get some rest.
(8:04:11 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::watches Shelev disappear, or pass gas, one of the two::
(8:04:19 PM) cmdr shelev: ::yes::
(8:04:47 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::nods to Blackthorne and starts off gratefully::
(8:05:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::has really got to stop coming back to the ship like this::
(8:05:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::walks past Harper and whispers, "Thank you."::
(8:06:10 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::turns to look over her shoulder at everyone before exiting the bay, and, unsure as to why she did so, faces the door again and exits::
(8:06:24 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Just nods to Harper with a smile as he trudges out, bound for his quarters. He believes that the nap sounds best after all.::
(8:06:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::exits into the corridor, finding the TL, and directs it to deck eight::
(8:07:07 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::shakes her head and smiles at the assembled Marines:: Good work.
(8:07:23 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> We'll try not to misplace them again. Dismissed!
(8:08:25 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::finds her way to her quarters in short order and before long is lying down, thinking back over their 'adventure'
(8:08:49 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::heads back to the bridge::
(8:08:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::finds his quarters and boltts for the shower::
(8:10:37 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::ZZZZZZZZZZZ::
(8:11:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::emerges from his quarters half an hour later, in a fresh uniform, freshly showered and shaven::
(8:11:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::enters the TL:: Bridge.
(8:13:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::arrives on the bridge::
(8:14:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::stands:: Admiral on the bridge!
(8:14:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: As you were.
(8:14:14 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Has his antenna attended to and falls asleep in his quarters after being discharged from sickbay.::
(8:14:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::the bridge crew applauds::
(8:14:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::smiles:: I'll be in my ready room.
(8:14:56 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::enters his ready room and places a call to the Benzoan government:
(8:16:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::waits and gets routed all the way to the top::
(8:16:37 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::soon falls asleep::
(8:16:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Benzoan President> Admiral. I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate ordeal on our world.
(8:17:43 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: You mean to say you had nothing to do with it?
(8:18:07 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BP> Of course not! Trading with the Federation would only benefit us, why would we willfully endanger that?
(8:18:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::stares at the man::
(8:18:56 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::empathically decides that he's telling the truth, and had no knowledge::
(8:19:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, be that as it may, trade will have to wait. I do apologize for the damage we caused in our escape.
(8:20:08 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BP> Think nothing of it.
(8:20:35 PM) LCdr TKirr: ((Yay for bigger problems!))
(8:20:39 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes out the wanted poster with crudely drawn pictures of the five landing party members, that he grabbed as they were running::
(8:20:49 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::shows it to the Benzoan:: What do you make of this?
(8:21:39 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BP> Unfortunately, we do have some underground entities here that we are powerless to control... most prominently, the Orion Syndicate, but there are others.
(8:21:46 PM) LCdr TKirr: ((::draws on her picture, making her likeness smile::-))
(8:22:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Have your people transmit us your database of all known organized crime entities on Benzoa, and I'll promise that it won't count against you in trade talks.
(8:23:06 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BP> An equitable arrangement. You'll have the data within the hour, after which I presume that you'll be departing until our next talks?
(8:23:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Indeed we will. Excuse us if we don't feel tremendously welcome. That, I'm sure, will change. ::smiles:;
(8:24:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BP> Of course. Be well, Admiral. Until next time.
(8:24:14 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Until then. ::closes the comm:
(8:24:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks at the wanted poster:: It always seems to come back to the Orion...
(8:25:03 PM) MisterBoxingBear: (Time to beat the crap out of the green!)
(8:25:08 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::pours himself a drink and selects a cigar from the humidor:: They've been too quiet in recent years anyway. ::lights the cigar::
(8:25:46 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes a long draw off the cigar and a pull off the drink, savoring them:: I dislike quiet enemies.
(8:25:49 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:25:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:25:51 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:25:54 PM) cmdr shelev: har har har
(8:26:06 PM) LCdr TKirr: Dun dun DUN.... ::pauses::
(8:26:31 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Somewhat remarkable that we pulled that off, I'd say. :)
(8:26:38 PM) LCdr TKirr: Started doing your own log there at the end
(8:26:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Had to tie up that loose end.
(8:27:16 PM) LCdr TKirr: And you did magnificently.
(8:28:11 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Indeed. Good we didn't cancel, I guess.
(8:28:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Thank you.
(8:28:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Well, see y'all next week, where hopefully Shelev will have something for us to do. :v
(8:29:05 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::grabs Shelev's hands and starts to dance::
(8:29:49 PM) LCdr TKirr: Gonna take a nap before I have to drive all night. o.O See you three next week!
(8:29:52 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Sweet.
(8:29:56 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Night!
(8:29:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Night, T'kirr. :)
(8:29:57 PM) cmdr shelev: ta ta
(8:30:00 PM) MisterBoxingBear left the room.
(8:30:46 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Night y'all!