Conversation with ussatlantis at 8/28/2007 7:01:40 PM on VAdm Blackthorne (aim)

(7:01:40 PM) MajDougMcKnight entered the room.
(7:01:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne entered the room.
(7:02:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya
(7:03:25 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Hey.
(7:03:31 PM) MajDougMcKnight: So, figure this is happening tonight.
(7:03:37 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ?
(7:03:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, should be
(7:03:53 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Shelev didn't say he wouldn't make it and Rachel is online
(7:05:54 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Okay...of course, I haven't seen Shelev YET. And I almost always see one of his SNs on my buddy list.
(7:06:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, me too
(7:07:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Well, I didn't want to start the next plot without T'Kirr anyway.
(7:08:35 PM) MajDougMcKnight: So how long do you wanna give him to show up?
(7:08:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: 15 after or so.
(7:09:03 PM) MajDougMcKnight: If he doesn't, I picked up the Serenity DVD yesterday. Might get some food and fire that up.
(7:09:28 PM) MajDougMcKnight: I'm in a Firefly RPG, so I've been rewatching the series DVDs, you see.
(7:09:45 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Ahhhhhh.
(7:09:49 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Haven't watched that in a year.
(7:09:55 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Neither had I.
(7:09:59 PM) MajDougMcKnight: But it was a damn good show.
(7:10:12 PM) MajDougMcKnight: And Kaylee's still unbelievably cute.
(7:10:20 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Not that Inara's any hardship to look at either.
(7:10:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: You damn right.
(7:10:56 PM) Lt Percy Busard entered the room.
(7:10:58 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Hey hey.
(7:11:03 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya
(7:11:06 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Hey. Almost forgot what day it was!
(7:11:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Unfortunately we are sans XO right now
(7:11:30 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Well, that sucks ass.
(7:11:58 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Yeah, we may just end up starting up a new plot for a new season.
(7:14:11 PM) Lt Percy Busard: I see.
(7:14:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: lkasjdflkjasddflkjasdf
(7:15:03 PM) Lt Percy Busard: o.O
(7:15:09 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Cat attacks keyboard?
(7:15:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: film at 11.
(7:15:47 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Ah.
(7:16:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Well, doesn't look like we're going to have the people to sim tonight. :-/
(7:16:33 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Suucks!
(7:17:08 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, it does, we were on a roll too.
(7:17:16 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Ah well. Next time, then. With T'Kirr for your plot too, so there's that.
(7:18:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, just wanted everyone there for that.
(7:18:59 PM) cmdr shelev entered the room.
(7:19:06 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Ah, nick of time.
(7:19:11 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Hey.
(7:19:11 PM) cmdr shelev: no
(7:19:23 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Hoy.
(7:19:28 PM) MajDougMcKnight: No?
(7:19:31 PM) cmdr shelev: ok
(7:19:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: well holy shit
(7:20:59 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then, looks like we can actually do something tonight
(7:21:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Not sure what that is since I want all five to start the new plot.
(7:23:28 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: So we'll say that we're just crossing back into Federation space after a week's trip cloaked.
(7:24:39 PM) cmdr shelev: ok you start :v:
(7:24:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIm
(7:24:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:24:55 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:25:51 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::in his ready room, going through reports::
(7:26:22 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Don't usually start this way, but McKnight was outside his door, ringing the chime.::
(7:26:57 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Shelev is on the bridge pressing buttons to make sure nothing untoward happens and to look busy.::
(7:28:04 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Busard walked onto the bridge after having ran a diagnostic on the cloaking device. She was messing with a gadget again, but noted the XO's presence once on the bridge::
(7:28:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Come in.
(7:29:10 PM) cmdr shelev: ::The XO does not budge from his important job of looking busy by pressing buttons. If it was important they would start talking. Hopefully. Unless they're horta. At which point we have bigger problems.::
(7:30:01 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Enters, and immediately upon doing so, tosses a small metallic device onto Blackthorne's desk. Obviously deactivated.:: Souvenir for you, sir. Trophy from our last sweep.
(7:30:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: How many is that?
(7:31:46 PM) MajDougMcKnight: 13, sir. At this point, my professional appraisal is that if Hykon has anything well enough hidden that we STILL haven't found it, he deserves to spy on us.
(7:33:08 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I wonder if he picked that number on purpose.
(7:33:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Just to be smarmy.
(7:35:49 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Not sure if he had THAT much time to look through our database.
(7:36:04 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Then again, he DOES hate you quite a bit, from what I've gathered.
(7:36:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I wouldn't put it past him.
(7:36:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Good work, Major.
(7:36:43 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Half smiles:: I guess we'll see. Sir.
(7:36:49 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Nods and makes for the exit.::
(7:36:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: News from Admiral Zuriyev.
(7:38:54 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Tinker Tinker::
(7:39:49 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Pauses:: Oh?
(7:40:26 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: It would seem that a new government has been formed by the Machen Bren and a treaty is being hastily negotiated.
(7:41:45 PM) cmdr shelev: ((tell us who is in charge uncle blackthorne :v: ))
(7:41:55 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ((It ain't Cartagio))
(7:42:08 PM) cmdr shelev: (( I am not sure if this makes me happy or sad ))
(7:42:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ((I APOLOGIZE FOR NOTHING))
(7:42:43 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Well, that's good. System Lords kept their word. Now all we have to do is see if that new government of their survives the war.
(7:42:56 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (their's)
(7:44:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: The effect on their effort in our space was immediate.
(7:44:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: They turned on each other. The survivors generally were on the side of the rebels and turned for home.
(7:44:46 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: The surviving loyalists have already been defeated.
(7:45:29 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ( the Machen Bren civil war is already over? In the time it took Atlantis to return home?)
(7:46:04 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Guess the Federation won't complain.)
(7:46:09 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: (No, but it couldn't fight us and itself at the same time.)
(7:46:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: (I mean the loyalists in our territory.)
(7:46:34 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Oooh. Sorry, misunderstood.)
(7:46:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: So, assuming the new government survives.... we did it.
(7:47:23 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Oh, you'll never catch me denying it's a good thing. Just saying, if I were Zuriyev, I wouldn't relax our watch in that area any time soon.
(7:48:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Oh, he won't. He won't even relax his watch after he's dead, knowing him.
(7:49:20 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Then yes, I'd call that a very good thing. Might even ask Jack to break out some of his good scotch when I get off duty.
(7:50:15 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Naturally. Assuming it's not bugged. ::smirks::
(7:51:54 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Chuckles:: First damn thing I checked, sir.
(7:52:17 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: :::laughs:: Of course. ::stands::
(7:52:42 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Well, if there's nothing else, I suppose I'll let you get back to...finding some excuse to get away from all that damn paperwork, sir.
(7:52:53 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Oh, I'm done with the bloody mess. I want to be on my bridge.
(7:53:02 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Fair enough.
(7:53:11 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Leads the way out.::
(7:53:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::arrives on the bridge:: Have we crossed into Federation space yet, Mr. Shelev?
(7:53:55 PM) cmdr shelev: Fifteen minutes.
(7:54:28 PM) cmdr shelev: Helm, maximum warp.
(7:54:33 PM) cmdr shelev: ::WHOOSH::
(7:54:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::hands him the PADD with Zuriyev's news on it:: A lot's happened, read up.
(7:54:37 PM) cmdr shelev: Ok, we're here.
(7:54:56 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Starts reading.::
(7:55:05 PM) cmdr shelev: Where are the sports scores?
(7:55:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::stares::;
(7:56:01 PM) cmdr shelev: Well that was the shortest damn war we've seen recently.
(7:56:09 PM) cmdr shelev: Unless you count the leadup.
(7:56:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That was the point of our mission. We did it.
(7:56:49 PM) cmdr shelev: So no more prison?
(7:57:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Not unless we take you back to Andor.
(7:57:17 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Snickers in her corner lightly::
(7:57:29 PM) cmdr shelev: We cleared that mess up.
(7:57:31 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: We've crossed into our space?
(7:57:45 PM) cmdr shelev: Yes.
(7:57:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Disengage cloak.
(7:58:11 PM) cmdr shelev: Busard, turn the thingawidget off.
(7:58:21 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Beep beepity:: Cloak disengaged, sir.
(8:00:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Busard, disconnect the cloak and have it ready to turn over to Starfleet Command.
(8:00:31 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Oh, that's better. I've done my fair share of sneaking around in my career, but it's NICE, being able to let everyone know where you are without having them shoot at you.
(8:01:01 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Busard stood:: Aye, sir. ::And away to Engineering, to take stuff apart! Hooray!::
(8:01:06 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: And I'd hate to anger the Romulans.
(8:02:26 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Technically, we're just not supposed to DEVELOP cloaking technology, if I remember correctly.
(8:02:39 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Do you think they'd care about that technicality?
(8:04:07 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Legally, sir? What they do or do not care about isn't our problem. A treaty's a treaty. But as I so often point out, none of that is up to me.
(8:04:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I'd rather not chance it. I'm not sure I have another war in me.
(8:05:17 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Set course for Earth, slow to warp five.
(8:07:08 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Remain at yellow alert, shields up.
(8:08:16 PM) MajDougMcKnight: So, Earth, huh?
(8:08:24 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Grins:: Hoping to parlay this into another leave?
(8:08:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: After what we've been through, it's well-earned.
(8:08:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: And I have no official orders, so I'm taking it on myself to bring that cloak home.
(8:09:55 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Unplugging, unplugging...done! She looked to one of the other engineers:: Grab me a crate for this thing. We're packing it up. ::Hooray for having lackeys! After it was packed up, she headed back up to the bridge::
(8:10:15 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Nods:: You want me to keep some extra patrols in the corridors until the yellow alert ends?
(8:11:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods:: Prudent.
(8:13:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ;:sits down, looking quite proud::
(8:13:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:13:07 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:13:08 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:14:48 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Well, guess we won't have to deal with those guys again for awhile.
(8:15:05 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Hooray! I think.
(8:15:08 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Hykon may start sending Blackthorne some spam mail or something.
(8:15:22 PM) cmdr shelev: hykon is going to end in a gunshot methinks
(8:16:05 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Entirely possible.
(8:16:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: you never know.
(8:17:00 PM) cmdr shelev: ok Imma gonna bail
(8:17:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: See y'all next time for a new plot1
(8:17:23 PM) cmdr shelev: :camera6:
(8:17:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: But I'm not delaying again if anyone has to miss. :V
(8:17:40 PM) cmdr shelev left the room.
(8:17:40 PM) Lt Percy Busard: 'Kaay.
(8:18:05 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Alrighty then. I'm gonna go get some late dinner. Night folks.
(8:18:16 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Later.
(8:18:19 PM) Lt Percy Busard left the room.
(8:18:21 PM) MajDougMcKnight left the room.