7:03:47 PM vadmblackthorne: hay

7:04:45 PM misterboxingbear: Howdy.

7:04:51 PM vadmblackthorne: Heya Mike

7:09:32 PM vadmblackthorne: Hiya

7:09:45 PM drunkngunbunny: Hoy folks.

7:12:26 PM drunkngunbunny: Huh, that was weird.

7:12:31 PM vadmblackthorne: Welcome back.

7:12:35 PM drunkngunbunny: Thanks.

7:12:36 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, let's get started.

7:12:47 PM cmdrshelev: what

7:12:51 PM vadmblackthorne: what

7:13:03 PM cmdrshelev: you know what the best thing about not being able to hold liquor is

7:13:17 PM vadmblackthorne: it's cheap?

7:13:22 PM cmdrshelev: no hangover

7:13:55 PM vadmblackthorne: lies.

7:14:07 PM cmdrshelev: no

7:14:14 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay then.

7:14:56 PM vadmblackthorne: It's two mornings after the party. No further contact from the Machen Bren, but the Fleet is maneuvering to defend any further attacks.

7:15:12 PM vadmblackthorne: In the meantime, us four have been called into the conference room.

7:15:35 PM cmdrshelev: wait is t'kirr still unconcious

7:15:59 PM vadmblackthorne: No, just quiet.:V

7:17:10 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay then.

7:17:59 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:18:00 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:18:02 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:18:14 PM vadmblackthorne: ::standing at the head of the table:: Lieutenant Busard.

7:19:09 PM drunkngunbunny: ::Looks to the captain:: Yes, sir?

7:19:31 PM vadmblackthorne: Progress report on the cloaking device.

7:21:13 PM drunkngunbunny: I've managed to synthesize trilithium to fuel the cloaking device. It should last us hours at a time, at the very least sufficient enough to escape an attack.

7:22:46 PM vadmblackthorne: Merely hours at a time?

7:23:27 PM drunkngunbunny: Depending on how much I can synthesize by the time we need it, potentially days.

7:23:51 PM vadmblackthorne: I will need it to run for days, possibly weeks.

7:24:02 PM drunkngunbunny: Aye, sir.

7:24:03 PM vadmblackthorne: Which brings me to the point of this meeting.

7:24:42 PM vadmblackthorne: We will be taking the Atlantis into Machen Bren territory under cloak./

7:25:10 PM misterboxingbear: Excuse me?

7:25:29 PM misterboxingbear: ::Clears his throat::  Sorry, sir.  I meant to say, to what end?

7:25:35 PM vadmblackthorne: My plan is to end this war, Major.

7:26:47 PM misterboxingbear: With...one ship?

7:26:55 PM drunkngunbunny: ::Her eyes went a bit wide:: How, sir?

7:26:57 PM vadmblackthorne: Command has gotten the sense that their feudal society may only loosely support this war.

7:27:10 PM cmdrshelev: ::Mutters:: Oh my god he's whacked.

7:28:21 PM vadmblackthorne: We will proceed to their seats of power and convince the feudal lords that this war is a bad idea for all involved.

7:29:45 PM vadmblackthorne: Commander Shelev.

7:30:04 PM cmdrshelev: Sir.

7:30:31 PM vadmblackthorne: Our Machen Bren guest that we have aboard. It's time he tells what he knows.

7:30:49 PM cmdrshelev: Aye.

7:31:06 PM vadmblackthorne: See to that. I want coordinates of homeworlds, names of lords, even what they like for breakfast.

7:31:25 PM drunkngunbunny: ::Wonders briefly what good breakfast would do::

7:31:28 PM misterboxingbear: Dare I ask what command is basing that impression ON, sir?  I sure don't work in intelligence, but every Machen Bren I've ever seen has been pretty eager to shoot at us.

7:32:27 PM vadmblackthorne: Feudal governments are easily subverted, especially when the local rulers find a better offer.

7:32:54 PM misterboxingbear: ::Nods silently.::

7:33:15 PM vadmblackthorne: We believe we know the offer they have now, and we're sure we can best it.

7:34:50 PM cmdrshelev: How did they manage to budget that?

7:35:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Major, prepare the ship to that end. We'll be under radio silence save command frequencies.

7:38:02 PM vadmblackthorne: Busard, keep that cloak operational, and Shelev, tend to our guest. Questions?

7:38:41 PM misterboxingbear: Yes.  May I have a word with you in private once we're done here, sir?

7:39:06 PM cmdrshelev: Major, I'm going to need some marines outside the brig ten minutes after we adjourn.

7:39:12 PM vadmblackthorne: Certainly, Major.

7:39:19 PM vadmblackthorne: I believe we're ready to adjourn. Dismissed.

7:40:18 PM drunkngunbunny: ::Busard stood, and immediately headed for the science lab. She needed to make sure they had enough trilithium to last them through this.::

7:40:22 PM cmdrshelev: ::Stands and heads out to the brig to await a couple of big dudes arriving.::

7:40:37 PM misterboxingbear: ::Remains seated, staring at the window with a frown as the others file out.::

7:41:17 PM vadmblackthorne: What's on your mind, Doug?

7:42:24 PM misterboxingbear: ::Looks at him with a level gaze.::  Sir, I'd to request a temporary transfer.

7:42:32 PM misterboxingbear: (Ugh.  like.)

7:42:37 PM vadmblackthorne: I need you here.

7:42:44 PM vadmblackthorne: But why do you ask?

7:42:57 PM misterboxingbear: Permission to speak frankly?

7:43:18 PM vadmblackthorne: ::nods::

7:44:54 PM misterboxingbear: Let's make sure we're on the same page here.  Your plan is to go door to door, to convince enough of these guys that it's a good idea to tell their king to go stick it, and drop out of the war.  Meaning, essentially, this mission

7:45:53 PM misterboxingbear: boils down to us hiding, and you talking.  You DON'T need me for either of those things.  In fact, I'll go so far as to say there's not a thing about this mission that requires my talents.  Radio silence?  Sir, everyone on this

7:46:09 PM misterboxingbear: freacking ship, including my cat, knows how NOT to use the comm.

7:46:22 PM misterboxingbear: (freaking)

7:46:25 PM vadmblackthorne: ::smirks:: I'd say that qualifies as frank.

7:46:35 PM vadmblackthorne: ( I read it as fracking) :v:

7:46:42 PM misterboxingbear: (I thought about that.)

7:46:58 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, that is indeed my plan.

7:47:19 PM vadmblackthorne: And if it goes perfectly, you're right, I won't need you. But let's be realistic.

7:47:38 PM vadmblackthorne: It's a gamble, but one we have to take.

7:48:04 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sits down and leans back in his chair:: This war will go on for years. It's not the easy win the press makes it out to be.

7:49:12 PM misterboxingbear: If I'm still allowed to be frank?  Duh, sir.  But while we're sneaking around Machen Bren space, dodging their patrols left and right, the odds are good to near the point of certainty that the enemy WILL launch a fresh offensive. 

7:49:28 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, they will.

7:49:39 PM misterboxingbear: All our recon supports that they're preparing for one.  And when that happens, we'll need our best people on the front lines.

7:50:43 PM vadmblackthorne: And for this mission to succeed, we can't afford not to send our best.

7:51:42 PM misterboxingbear: I agree.  Our best engineers to keep the cloak working.  Our best diplomats to talk a good game.  Sir...I fight.  That's all I do.  And if we get to the point that we're doing that on this mission, we're already dead.

7:51:51 PM misterboxingbear: I just...I'm dead weight on this one, sir.

7:52:16 PM cmdrshelev: ((At least help me torture the bastard in the brig before you resign, dammit.))

7:53:26 PM vadmblackthorne: If I expected it to go perfectly, then sure.

7:53:39 PM misterboxingbear: (lmao)

7:53:50 PM vadmblackthorne: But I'm gonna need someone to keep them from kicking my ass, and that's you.

7:53:53 PM misterboxingbear: (Relax, you're just looking at an emo moment.)

7:54:05 PM cmdrshelev: (( down the road not across the street ))

7:54:08 PM drunkngunbunny: (EW! EMO! *sprays emo-b-gone)

7:54:19 PM drunkngunbunny: (lmao. Love you shelev)

7:54:24 PM misterboxingbear: (Oh, come on!  We call it character development!)

7:54:37 PM drunkngunbunny: (EMO)

7:54:51 PM misterboxingbear: ::Sighs, with a slight smile.::  So that's a no then.

7:54:56 PM cmdrshelev: ((back to the sim this is not livejournal that was cervantes))

7:54:59 PM vadmblackthorne: Damn right it is.

7:55:30 PM drunkngunbunny: ::Synthesizing synthesizing...huzzah! More weirdo crystals!::

7:55:34 PM vadmblackthorne: The fleet will be fine without us. Riker and the Enterprise are taking command at the front.

7:56:14 PM misterboxingbear: ::He seems to perk up a bit at that.::  Riker?

7:56:52 PM cmdrshelev: (( :flag: ))

7:57:22 PM drunkngunbunny: (lol)

7:58:33 PM vadmblackthorne: Enterprise and the First Fleet will be leading the defense, and Third will be joining them. An attack is being planned by Admiral Zuriyev. Commodore Riker will hold the line until then.

8:00:10 PM misterboxingbear: Well...I guess Riker can make do without me.  And I guess I ought to go arrange that security detail.

8:00:20 PM vadmblackthorne: That's more like it.

8:03:13 PM vadmblackthorne: Doug, if that attack comes, Third Fleet will be leading it. Let's make it so we don't have to.

8:03:24 PM vadmblackthorne: We're getting too old for this.

8:03:30 PM drunkngunbunny: ::She showed the other technicians how to do that work, and got herself over to Engineering. There, she checked and rechecked the cloaking device.:: This thing better be built to last.

8:04:16 PM misterboxingbear: ::Rises with a chuckle.::  Old age is for the mature, sir.

8:04:57 PM vadmblackthorne: Speak for yourself. ::smiles and gets up::

8:08:25 PM vadmblackthorne: Shall we? ::gestures to the door::

8:08:33 PM misterboxingbear: We shall.

8:08:47 PM misterboxingbear: ::Without any more endless preamble, walks out the door, bound for security.::

8:09:16 PM vadmblackthorne: ::walks out onto his bridge::

8:10:19 PM drunkngunbunny: ::Tinker tinker COFFEE tinker::

8:10:54 PM vadmblackthorne: Helm, course change, heading three zero five mark six, warp seven.

8:10:59 PM vadmblackthorne: Stand by cloaking device!

8:11:49 PM drunkngunbunny: +Bridge+ Cloaking device standing by, sir.

8:11:54 PM misterboxingbear: ::Steps in the turbolift::  Deck 7.

8:12:07 PM vadmblackthorne: +Busard+ Engage cloak.

8:12:24 PM vadmblackthorne: Radio silence begins now. Execute course and speed change, now.

8:12:53 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis shimmers out of sight and speeds off into the black.

8:12:56 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:12:58 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:12:59 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:13:41 PM misterboxingbear: Redshirt> ::Calls for a pizza::

8:13:55 PM drunkngunbunny: Yay pizza!

8:14:10 PM drunkngunbunny: *kills Redshirt, eats his brain. Then eats pizza*

8:14:27 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, this begins in earnest next week.

8:14:31 PM cmdrshelev: zombie.

8:14:40 PM vadmblackthorne: Two logs this past week, awesome!

8:14:43 PM cmdrshelev: by then we should have intelligence

8:14:54 PM cmdrshelev: june is going to be month of logs

8:15:09 PM cmdrshelev: which is funny because the lumber season doesn't really start until september

8:16:12 PM vadmblackthorne: I'm glad to see it. :)

8:16:42 PM drunkngunbunny: There's a lumber season?

8:16:45 PM drunkngunbunny: Huh.

8:17:08 PM cmdrshelev: I dunno

8:17:56 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay then. Great job by all this week!

8:18:03 PM drunkngunbunny: Wewt!

8:18:10 PM vadmblackthorne: Oh, one more thing.

8:18:27 PM vadmblackthorne: I think we'll be moving off the freelists mailing list to google groups instead.

8:18:33 PM cmdrshelev: google

8:18:36 PM cmdrshelev: :google:

8:18:38 PM drunkngunbunny: Hooray!

8:18:52 PM vadmblackthorne: So look for an invite to the ussatlantis group. We'll put the forums there too instead of on orbitalsunrise.net.

8:19:09 PM cmdrshelev: if you have a gmail account, great, if not, the address your ussatlantis spam goes to should have a google account attached to it so you can actually manage the damn settings

8:19:33 PM cmdrshelev: wait there are forums?

8:21:12 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, there are forums.

8:21:19 PM cmdrshelev: :v:

8:21:37 PM vadmblackthorne: They're underused, to say the least.

8:21:48 PM vadmblackthorne: So I figure tying it to the mailing list might make it a little more interesting.

8:22:47 PM drunkngunbunny: Hooray interesting?

8:23:28 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, we're a small group. We can be a little more communicative outside the sim to keep the group tight. :)

8:23:56 PM drunkngunbunny: Indeedily.

8:24:12 PM vadmblackthorne: So look for that. If you want to switch email addresses, now's the time to let me know.

8:25:28 PM misterboxingbear: Hmmm.

8:25:30 PM vadmblackthorne: That's all for this time then.

8:26:36 PM misterboxingbear: Okay then.