Conversation with ussatlantis at 3/20/2007 6:58:14 PM on VAdm Blackthorne (aim)

(6:58:15 PM) VAdm Blackthorne entered the room.
(7:02:13 PM) MajDougMcKnight entered the room.
(7:02:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hey Mike
(7:02:41 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Hey hey.
(7:03:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: How far along in BSG are you now?
(7:05:45 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Sadly, no further. I had to download the rest.
(7:06:06 PM) MajDougMcKnight: But the last one only has 6 minutes to go.
(7:08:15 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Almost there.
(7:09:21 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Yep.
(7:09:44 PM) MajDougMcKnight: BRB
(7:19:31 PM) cmdr shelev entered the room.
(7:19:41 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Hey, night.
(7:19:53 PM) cmdr shelev: what
(7:19:59 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: internet
(7:20:14 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr done forgot and is coming.
(7:20:23 PM) LCdr TKirr entered the room.
(7:20:46 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, now we can get going.
(7:20:50 PM) LCdr TKirr: Ahem.
(7:21:04 PM) LCdr TKirr: Sorry, I forget.. three hours later than I'm used to
(7:21:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: A likely story!
(7:21:41 PM) LCdr TKirr: And here I was watching bits of Enterprise...
(7:22:43 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Tonight, we have departed the Benzoa system after receiving a few choice transmissions from their government.
(7:23:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: We're headed toward Starbase 5, but being that it's fairly generic, I doubt any of you believe we'll actually make it there before something interesting happens. :v
(7:24:18 PM) LCdr TKirr: *squints suspiciously*
(7:24:41 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Sorry, I'll be right back.)
(7:24:48 PM) LCdr TKirr: (Slacker.)
(7:24:53 PM) LCdr TKirr: (Oh wait, no, that's me.)
(7:24:56 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?
(7:25:09 PM) LCdr TKirr: Newp.
(7:25:56 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:25:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:25:59 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:26:53 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Bumps onto the bridge at the start of second shift.:: Report?
(7:26:53 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::in his ready room, going over what happened elsewhere while he was indisposed on Benzoa:::
(7:27:04 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::having spent a refreshing bit of time recovering from their last 'away mission', is standing at her station on the bridge, at the ready::
(7:27:47 PM) LCdr TKirr: Nothing of note. On course for Starbase 5, ETA fourty-two minutes.
(7:28:39 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::listening to the ticking clock on his wall, grateful for some peace and quiet::
(7:29:54 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Stumbles down to The Chair.:: How alarmingly quiet.
(7:30:42 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Looks up from his conole with a grin:: Didn't get enough excitement on Benzoa, Commander?
(7:30:57 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::instead of letting it pass, takes interest into the comment and narrows her eyes:: You expect trouble?
(7:31:17 PM) cmdr shelev: No, I'm just used to gunfire and falling into things. ::Falls into The Chair.::
(7:32:25 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::nods in understanding and falls quiet, checking her routine readings::
(7:32:29 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::finishes the news and his report to Adm. Zuriyev, sends it off with some amusement::
(7:34:15 PM) cmdr shelev: So, how were those fine antique firearms we brought back, Major? Are our security staff having suitable amounts of fun with them down at the range?
(7:34:57 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Chuckles:: Oh, they're a big hit, sir. They'
(7:35:24 PM) MajDougMcKnight: re getting a kick out getting to play with a rugged, no frills kind of gun.
(7:36:29 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::leans back in his chair and turns it toward the window, relishing the leather::
(7:37:09 PM) cmdr shelev: Well at least something we got off that rock is getting some good use. My upset stomach isn't.
(7:38:31 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::perks a brow and looks over:: Do you need to visit Sickbay?
(7:39:21 PM) cmdr shelev: I've been to the sickbay. They gave me antacids and want to know what the hell I ate down there.
(7:39:39 PM) cmdr shelev: The dizziness is more worrisome.
(7:39:46 PM) MajDougMcKnight: I don't think any of us want to know that one.
(7:40:18 PM) LCdr TKirr: Considering your injury in relation to your physiology, why are you concerned?
(7:40:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: (That's Vulcan for "suck it up,wimp")
(7:41:08 PM) cmdr shelev: I'm not concerned. The prospect of a disoriented XO for the next three months should have the Admiral concerned.
(7:41:19 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Trails off into muttering.::
(7:43:57 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::nods:: I can see your problem.
(7:44:27 PM) cmdr shelev: ...You have the bridge.
(7:44:43 PM) LCdr TKirr: Certainly, sir.
(7:44:43 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Leaves the confines of The Big Chair and bumps over towards the ready room.
(7:44:50 PM) cmdr shelev: ::pres beep::
(7:45:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks up at the chime with some disdain, having been throroughly enjoying the quiet::
(7:45:14 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Enter.
(7:45:20 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Fwoosh::
(7:45:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::slowly turns to face the door::
(7:45:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Commander. I hope you're feeling better.
(7:45:47 PM) cmdr shelev: I'm not sh.... I'm fine.
(7:46:13 PM) cmdr shelev: No, I'm not fine. Permission to ask for a change of course, Admiral.
(7:46:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: A change of course?
(7:47:06 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Bumps into the desk, falls down into a guest chair.:: You ever had your ears clogged so you get dizzy and can't find the ground?
(7:47:14 PM) cmdr shelev: Notwithstanding ship to shop combat, that is..
(7:47:39 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Humans sometimes re-ask a statement as a question, and by that, they want you to explain further. It isn't literal.
(7:47:59 PM) LCdr TKirr: (Andorians have ears? o.O)
(7:48:03 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Blink.::
(7:48:15 PM) cmdr shelev: ((:eng101: enterprise retconned them so they do. ))
(7:48:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ((Ignore what I just said))
(7:48:35 PM) cmdr shelev: ((what is going on in this (()) ))
(7:48:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I have been that sick, yes.
(7:49:04 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Grins as he consults his console:: I hope that salad has been content to leave you in peace?
(7:49:17 PM) cmdr shelev: Good. So you know how well I'll perform for the next three months unless we do something?
(7:49:35 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: What does that have to do with a change of course?
(7:49:42 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::looks up at McKnight briefly:: Yes, I'm fine.
(7:50:26 PM) cmdr shelev: Let's get down to bronze tacks. Starfleet medical can patch up my antenna up there, but without the right climate it will take months to grow back.
(7:51:01 PM) cmdr shelev: If we were to go back to Andor, I could get a new antenna cloned and patched, and be right as rain in less than two days.
(7:52:19 PM) cmdr shelev: So what I'm getting at, is we stop by Andor on the way back, you plop me there, and I either shuttle back or get a pickup.
(7:52:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::Considers::
(7:52:34 PM) cmdr shelev: But I would need some marines, too.
(7:54:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Andor is a naturally cold planet, but famous for grand mountains capped in snow that draw crowds year round to take in the views, if I recall correctly.
(7:55:18 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Grateful that the admiral missed the part about the marines.:: Oh, and I'd be glad to show you all around once I can walk in less of a curve.
(7:55:25 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Nods:: Good. Hate to think we got shot at as payment for a bout if indigestion.
(7:55:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: My point being that a couple days of vacation might not be bad for a few of us.
(7:56:07 PM) cmdr shelev: Exactly!
(7:56:17 PM) cmdr shelev: So, permission to change course?
(7:56:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Granted.
(7:57:06 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::attempts to sort out McKnight's meaning, but gives up::
(7:57:15 PM) cmdr shelev: Thank you, sir. ::Stands, salutes, hits self in forehead, avoids falling down.::
(7:58:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::tactfully avoids laughing::
(7:58:26 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Exits onto the bridge.::
(7:58:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::stands and also exits onto the bridge::
(7:58:56 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::looks up at the company::
(7:59:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Helm, set a course for Andor, warp five.
(7:59:56 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks at Shelev:: Better make it warp six.
(7:59:59 PM) cmdr shelev: And I need a cane.
(8:00:46 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Warp seven.
(8:00:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Execute.
(8:01:41 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::wonders briefly how Shelev got Blackthorne to agree to a course change so quickly, but lets it go::
(8:02:30 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Plops into the XO chair.:: McKnight, can you please arrange for me to brief some of your best marines that aren't human?
(8:02:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: When we get to Andor, we'll have a couple days of shoreleave. The Glacial Mountains are grand this time of year, I'm told.
(8:03:16 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::thinks about shore leave on Andor and inwardly cringes, thinking she will spend the time off on the ship::
(8:03:21 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Frowns a bit:: Do you have any particular species in mind, sir?
(8:03:30 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: And why exactly do you need these Marines?
(8:03:37 PM) cmdr shelev: :: >_< ::
(8:04:15 PM) cmdr shelev: ... We're I'm going, armed starfleet will make a terrible scene.
(8:04:15 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Not that he has a lot to choose from. Humans make up the majority of his department...all departments, come to think of it.::
(8:04:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ((assign the Horta marine! )
(8:04:56 PM) cmdr shelev: ((Fuck that we need the jesus bug))
(8:05:56 PM) cmdr shelev: And, no offense please, T'Kirr should really stay with the ship. That or she'll have to stay in the touristy areas with an escort.
(8:06:36 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::eyes leveled on Shelev, unmoving but for the telltale eyebrow::
(8:07:04 PM) cmdr shelev: :: Quoth the ex-anime dork, ^_^; ::
(8:07:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Two hundred years and still that.
(8:07:53 PM) MajDougMcKnight:'ll be needing marines in civvies?
(8:08:35 PM) cmdr shelev: That would work.
(8:08:59 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Will wait until later to bring up the concept of bribery.::
(8:09:09 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Wait, why the Marines again?
(8:10:15 PM) cmdr shelev: We have to go sort of "out of the way" to get this done in a hurry. The waiting list is miles long.
(8:10:35 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: There's an epidemic of missing antennae?
(8:10:46 PM) LCdr TKirr: I had no idea Andorians were so... accident prone.
(8:11:07 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::mentally imagines their ultimate fear to be a giant lawnmower::
(8:11:12 PM) cmdr shelev: No, it's just there's some people who don't like the idea of andorian parts grown artificially.
(8:11:39 PM) LCdr TKirr: Apparently you have no such qualms.
(8:11:45 PM) cmdr shelev: It's nothing to worry about, nothing bad will happen, we just have to keep a low profile and make sure no one shoots me.
(8:12:03 PM) MajDougMcKnight: And if I might ask, why the non-human restriction? This looks like a job for out Rangers, but most of them don't meet that qualification.
(8:12:51 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (our)
(8:13:37 PM) cmdr shelev: Haven't you ever dealt with radical religious bigots with guns that drive you off your own planet for hanging out with the wrong kind of people?
(8:13:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Oh yes, Earth has lots of that in our past.
(8:13:52 PM) cmdr shelev: And then getting burned in a business transaction and going into starfleet to cleanse your image?
(8:14:13 PM) cmdr shelev: Oh wait, we don't have money anymore, never mind.
(8:14:25 PM) cmdr shelev: :: ^^;;;;;; ::
(8:15:44 PM) MajDougMcKnight: So by non-human, you mean you need every Andorian I've got.
(8:16:56 PM) cmdr shelev: Bajorans work too, for some reason. Must be a religious thing.
(8:17:16 PM) cmdr shelev: Vulcans are good for cover.
(8:17:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Why do I get the impression that this will be more than just a simple vacation.
(8:17:48 PM) cmdr shelev: I offered to let you just drop me off on the way past.
(8:17:58 PM) cmdr shelev: But no you want to see the mountains.
(8:18:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Your planet is only famous for them.
(8:19:00 PM) cmdr shelev: We're also famous for having a surpressed minority of blind cripples. Double sided swords and all that.
(8:19:26 PM) cmdr shelev: Hrm.... ::thinks::
(8:19:43 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::decides to stay out of the rest of the conversation::
(8:19:58 PM) cmdr shelev: You know what? If we go to a clinic in the Aenar area near the poles, we can bring regular marines because the locals couldn't tell the difference.
(8:20:05 PM) cmdr shelev: Oh wait, blind doctors.
(8:20:08 PM) cmdr shelev: Hrm, a quandary.
(8:20:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::finds that situation rather absurd::
(8:20:31 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Goes silent for a moment, considering something.:: Should we expect DNA scans? Or would LOOKING like we belonged there suffice?
(8:20:57 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::attempts to make scanning the vacuum of space interesting::
(8:21:56 PM) LCdr TKirr: (Get out the blue paint and animatronics!)
(8:21:56 PM) cmdr shelev: They can't afford DNA scans. Slap fake ears on the guy we're using to draw fire and we'd be fine.
(8:22:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That's just... sad.
(8:22:17 PM) cmdr shelev: :(
(8:22:53 PM) cmdr shelev: Hey, I didn't give my race poor eyesight by genetics. :v:
(8:23:03 PM) cmdr shelev: I'm just a carrier.
(8:23:17 PM) MajDougMcKnight: In that case, it looks like I'd better make an appointment with Kiley.
(8:23:57 PM) cmdr shelev: Oh, it's not that bad.
(8:24:15 PM) cmdr shelev: If anyone asks, say you're betazoid.
(8:24:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hey, I am.. half.
(8:24:44 PM) cmdr shelev: See! Things are looking up already, eh?
(8:25:48 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Chuckles:: You can't just turn the thermostat down in your quarters?
(8:27:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Were only it that easy.
(8:27:41 PM) cmdr shelev: I tried but the computer locked up.
(8:28:11 PM) cmdr shelev: It won't let me go below -60 celsius for some inane reason.
(8:28:40 PM) cmdr shelev: And the plumbing stops working below zero.
(8:29:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Even in the future nothing works.
(8:29:24 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Grins:: And a few days on Andoria should do the trick?
(8:29:27 PM) cmdr shelev: Including physics!
(8:29:45 PM) cmdr shelev: It's complicated.
(8:30:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:30:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:30:14 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:30:15 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Ah, say no more. really.
(8:30:21 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Paused.::
(8:30:23 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::pauses::
(8:30:47 PM) cmdr shelev: this bus goes to Scooba, Mississippi
(8:30:51 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Next week... Andor.
(8:30:58 PM) LCdr TKirr: Brr.
(8:31:04 PM) LCdr TKirr: I'll stay on the bus.
(8:31:14 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Snowball fight!
(8:31:17 PM) cmdr shelev: No you're coming as a bartering chip :v:
(8:31:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Oh you're coming down if only to make the plot funnier.
(8:31:22 PM) LCdr TKirr: Oh, crap.
(8:31:30 PM) cmdr shelev: WTT vulcan 4 organ
(8:31:47 PM) cmdr shelev: (not really but it gives me ideas which is frightening)
(8:32:16 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Excellent!
(8:32:28 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::hugs herself::
(8:33:15 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That's all for this week! See you next time!
(8:33:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Alright Jayne
(8:33:31 PM) cmdr shelev: :eng101: Wash said that line
(8:33:44 PM) cmdr shelev: ITT shelev returns to playing dwarf fortress
(8:33:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: To Jayne.
(8:34:05 PM) cmdr shelev: :eng101: To Mal, Jayne was getting drunk at the bar at the time.
(8:34:09 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: O rite.
(8:34:14 PM) LCdr TKirr: Hehe
(8:34:16 PM) cmdr shelev: :eng101: Firefly101
(8:34:38 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: :(
(8:35:02 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Poor Wash.
(8:35:06 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah. :(
(8:35:11 PM) LCdr TKirr: *sniffle*
(8:35:27 PM) cmdr shelev: WASH IS NOT DEAD THAT WAS HIS CLONE
(8:35:42 PM) LCdr TKirr: What was his clone doing on bo--err, you're right, his clone! Yeah.
(8:35:44 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Or a defective Doombot.
(8:35:58 PM) cmdr shelev: :owned:
(8:36:54 PM) cmdr shelev left the room.
(8:37:01 PM) LCdr TKirr: You seen the LOTR animated gif where they're lfg?
(8:37:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Yes!
(8:37:08 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Um...not sure.
(8:37:09 PM) LCdr TKirr: Sweetest thing ever
(8:37:17 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Yep
(8:39:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: See y'all next week.
(8:39:38 PM) LCdr TKirr: Kay!