7:00:18 PM majdougmcknight: Evening.
7:00:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya
7:00:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hey Percy
7:00:45 PM majdougmcknight: Hey hey.
7:00:52 PM ltpercybusard: Hoy thar, mateys.
7:02:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Need a green woman and a blue man.
7:02:38 PM ltpercybusard: T'Kirr is green?
7:03:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well, no, but early on, TV stations would occasionally adjust the color to make Spock appear green.
7:04:16 PM ltpercybusard: Really? Huh, I'd not noticed that.
7:04:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: you wouldn't, now.
7:04:31 PM ltpercybusard: This is true.
7:08:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: hay Shelev.
7:08:13 PM cmdrshelev: wot
7:08:25 PM ltpercybusard: Heya.
7:09:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We'll give T'Kirr a few more minutes
7:10:15 PM majdougmcknight: In that case, I'm gonna go get some coffee. BRB.
7:11:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: 15 after or so we'll start
7:13:04 PM ltpercybusard: 'Kay.
7:13:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Y'all get the LotM award email?
7:13:54 PM cmdrshelev: yep
7:14:15 PM ltpercybusard: Verily.
7:14:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Grats!
7:15:07 PM ltpercybusard: Thank'ee. :-P
7:15:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, it's 15 after.
7:16:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Tonight, we are trying to get a 200 year old starship back to Atlantis.
7:16:49 PM ltpercybusard: While simultaneously revelling in the coolness of it?
7:16:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: This will come with various problems.
7:17:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Also, I've thought about it and figured we're all on duty the whole trip home.
7:18:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Since there's only 5 of us to run the whole ship, there's no room for downtime.
7:18:35 PM ltpercybusard: Awww. 'kay.
7:19:01 PM cmdrshelev: you can't tell the difference with percy
7:19:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: And Blackthorne has the helm. Someone has to drive :v
7:19:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?
7:19:59 PM majdougmcknight: Um...depriving your whole crew of sleep?
7:20:10 PM majdougmcknight: Is that smart?
7:20:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: It's not a trip of days.
7:20:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We're talking like 12-16 hours
7:20:18 PM ltpercybusard: OR IS IT?!
7:20:20 PM majdougmcknight: Ah, fair enough.
7:20:22 PM ltpercybusard: Aw. Damn.
7:20:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I mean, we got there in a small stealth ship
7:21:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Any others?
7:21:23 PM majdougmcknight: Nope.
7:21:49 PM majdougmcknight: Oh, though technically, it's 8 of us. :-)
7:21:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Remember, no replicators, only food resequencers. Comms are on the wall.
7:22:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Liz isn't qualified to operate a starship and Ross is 10 and not wesley crusher.
7:22:18 PM majdougmcknight: Fine, ten.
7:22:23 PM majdougmcknight: I was talking about the marines.
7:22:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh right!
7:22:32 PM ltpercybusard: There are three of them? I thought there were two.
7:22:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yes, they can help :v
7:22:52 PM majdougmcknight: Bronson, McQueen, Coburn.
7:23:09 PM ltpercybusard: Oh, right.
7:23:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Still, it's a crew of 8 for a starship designed for a couple hundred.
7:23:43 PM majdougmcknight: And half of those people don't even know most of the ins and outs of an up to date starship, so...good luck getting me to do anything useful. :-)
7:24:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Polarize the hull plating! Fire the phase cannons!
7:24:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Keep in mind, this thing was what succeeded the NX class from Enterprise.
7:24:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:24:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:24:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:25:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::at helm, trying to keep the damn thing straight::
7:25:30 PM ltpercybusard: ::In the engine room, simultaneously geeking out to the extreme and trying to remember exactly how everything works in these kinds of ships::
7:26:20 PM cmdrshelev: ::Helping Percy in engineering by turning a large crank of some sort.::
7:26:32 PM majdougmcknight: ::Presumably down in the engine room as well, in case something heavy needs lifting:: So...I'm thinking if you need anything, I'll be over here, trying to look busy.
7:26:48 PM cmdrshelev: Blow the lunchtime whistle
7:26:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The ship sputters to a halt.
7:27:06 PM ltpercybusard: Hush, both of yo- What the hell?
7:27:11 PM cmdrshelev: I DIDN'T EVEN STOP TURNING THE CRANK
7:27:51 PM majdougmcknight: Well, look on the bright side. Looks like we'll have plenty of time to soak up all this history.
7:28:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::preses the comm button: Engine room! What happened!
7:28:45 PM ltpercybusard: +Bridge+ Uh...I'll figure it out?
7:28:49 PM cmdrshelev: ::Turns crank faster.::
7:29:20 PM ltpercybusard: ::Goes to the main control panel thing, and tries to figure out what the hell is wrong.::
7:29:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::pressing other buttons, trying to get her to turn over::
7:30:40 PM cmdrshelev: Percy, does this crank do anything?
7:31:09 PM majdougmcknight: I wonder if this heap makes donuts.
7:31:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Liz and Ross> ::in NPCland::
7:31:24 PM ltpercybusard: Oh! I see now. ::Pushes a few other buttons, and pulls a lever, hopefully reactivating the thrusters. Then turns to Shelev:: I honestly don't know.
7:31:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Warp Engine> ::coughs::
7:32:14 PM ltpercybusard: Oh come on! ::Push push push the buttons slightly frantically:: Um...there?
7:32:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Warp Engine> ::splutter::
7:33:17 PM cmdrshelev: ...
7:33:39 PM cmdrshelev: ::Lets go of the crank. It continues turning on its own.::
7:33:45 PM cmdrshelev: Welp,
7:34:06 PM cmdrshelev: Doug, kick something.
7:34:18 PM ltpercybusard: Oh goddamnit. ::Looks at her toolbelt, hoping to god that her equipment will work with this engine, before opening a panel and practically diving into it's contents:: Okay, wire goes here....maybe if I...::continues tinkering::
7:34:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: :f5:
7:35:02 PM majdougmcknight: ::Shrugs, looks around a moment, and picks up a suitably heavy looking wrench before bashing it against the side of the warp reactor.::
7:35:04 PM cmdrshelev: ::Pulls a handle hanging from a cable.::
7:35:12 PM majdougmcknight: ::Um...the metal part.::
7:35:13 PM cmdrshelev: Warp Engine> :toot:
7:35:33 PM cmdrshelev: We found the lunch whistle!
7:35:41 PM majdougmcknight: Well, guess I don't need that book learnin'.
7:36:13 PM ltpercybusard: :-Ducks out briefly:: Stop that! Stop that right now!
7:36:21 PM cmdrshelev: Warp Engine> :effort:
7:36:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Liz> ::enters the bridge:: Ian? Are we stopped?
7:36:55 PM cmdrshelev: I don't think you should have used the wrench, man.
7:37:03 PM cmdrshelev: She seems to be upset.
7:37:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks up, half grinning::
7:37:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: They'll get her started again.
7:38:30 PM ltpercybusard: ::Percy keeps looking for faulty connections before finally:: Oh, well THAT would help. The fuel connection got unplugged! Stupid shoddy upkeep ::Mutter mutter, reconnects said fuel connection::
7:38:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Warp Engine> :dance:
7:38:57 PM cmdrshelev: Warp Engine> :woot:
7:39:03 PM cmdrshelev: :w00t:
7:39:22 PM majdougmcknight: Fine. Do we have a spanner?
7:39:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::presses the start button frantically and is amazed when the engines power::
7:39:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: See, told you.
7:39:39 PM majdougmcknight: ::Yes, he doesn't even know those are the same damn things.::
7:39:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Engine Room+ Good work, keep it up.
7:39:49 PM majdougmcknight: ::Or at least doesn't care to admit he does.::
7:39:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::throttles up to warp five::
7:40:10 PM ltpercybusard: ::Sighs in relief before giving McKnight and Shelev a very evil eye::
7:40:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The lights turn green.
7:40:13 PM ltpercybusard: Get back to work.
7:40:24 PM majdougmcknight: Yes, maam.
7:40:30 PM majdougmcknight: ::Goes looking for a food processor.::
7:40:39 PM cmdrshelev: ::Looks at the crank, which is moving very fast on its own.::
7:41:11 PM ltpercybusard: ::Sigh:: Okay fine. Go...get food, or something.
7:41:22 PM majdougmcknight: ::::Looks up at the lights, then casts a quick glance back at the now green tinted chick in the slave outfit.:: Heh.
7:41:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The lights turn blue.
7:41:24 PM majdougmcknight: ::Walks off.::
7:41:31 PM cmdrshelev: ::Pulls the whistle thing again.::
7:41:38 PM cmdrshelev: Warp Drive> :toot:
7:41:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (MCKNIGHT AND PERCY SITTING ON AN ENGINE))
7:41:44 PM cmdrshelev: Lunchtime!
7:42:14 PM ltpercybusard: ::Mutter mutter hate you all mutter::
7:42:17 PM majdougmcknight: (Says the one guy who has actually gotten shot down in character.)
7:42:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Both literally and figuratively.)
7:42:33 PM majdougmcknight: (True!)
7:42:43 PM cmdrshelev: ((I have no comment))
7:42:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Liz> What's with the lights?
7:43:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: There's bound to be ghosts in a ship this old. Electrical ones that ist.
7:43:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The lights turn plaid.
7:43:30 PM cmdrshelev: ::Starts looking for food cards to use with said food processor that McKnight will hopefully find::
7:43:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Though the usefulness of lights that CAN turn plaid is beyond me. I don't even think Atlantis's can do that.
7:44:20 PM cmdrshelev: ((It is a simple matter of programming!))
7:44:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: What, did they have a plaid alert?
7:44:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The lights turn chartreuse!
7:44:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Liz> ::smirks::
7:44:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: How's Ross?
7:46:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Liz> Napping, he's fine.
7:46:39 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> The lights form a smiley face for a brief moment.
7:47:22 PM ltpercybusard: ::Is really not sure if she should be fixing this::
7:48:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The temperature starts to rise, bit by bit.
7:48:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We have a bit of talking to do.
7:49:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Liz> Yeah, I suppose we do... is it getting hot in here?
7:49:58 PM majdougmcknight: ::Comes back in a few minutes later, having apparently succeeded at both his and Shelev's immediate tasks, though from the look on his face as he sips out of a grey plastic mug, it's not exactly his proudest accomplishment::
7:50:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes off his jacket:: Yeah, it is. +Engine Room+ Busard, is something up with life support?
7:50:41 PM cmdrshelev: ::Trails behind with a giant tray of something of which the only identifiable component is carrots.::
7:50:53 PM majdougmcknight: ::Places a tray with a plate of sandwiches on the deck near enough to where Percy's working for her to reach one if and when she comes out.:: So, who else knew that coffee came in battery acid flavor?
7:51:20 PM ltpercybusard: +Bridge+ I...can check? ::Looks at the life support panel:: Oh...yeah, uh, hold on a second.
7:51:41 PM cmdrshelev: Doug, kick something. It worked last time.
7:51:56 PM ltpercybusard: ::Goes about manually setting the temperature to something more comfortable:: Don't. Touch. Anything.
7:52:05 PM cmdrshelev: ::Pulls his favorite handle.:: Warp Drive> :toot:
7:52:52 PM majdougmcknight: ::Shrugs as he leans on a disuses console, trying not to sit on any actual buttons, and grimaces in a less pronounced fashion this time as he takes another sip.:: Seriously though, drink up. It'll help wash down the chicken. At
7:53:26 PM majdougmcknight: least, I think it's supposed to be chicken in those sandwiches. Chicken that crossed the road to go breed with cardboard, anyway.
7:54:03 PM cmdrshelev: It better be fuckin' chicken or I'm turning this starship around and taking it back for a refund.
7:54:33 PM ltpercybusard: Could we not do that? And say we didn't?
7:55:08 PM cmdrshelev: Ok, we didn't do it.
7:55:17 PM ltpercybusard: ::Reaches a hand up to grab a sandwich anyway, while she worked::
7:55:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The temperature calms down.
7:56:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> But mariachi music starts playing over the speakers.
7:56:21 PM majdougmcknight: Okay, those I know how to fix.
7:56:39 PM majdougmcknight: ::Does the air quote thing as an afterthought, as if anyone needed the extra hint.::
7:56:41 PM cmdrshelev: The Smithsonian would disown you.
7:56:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::doesn't even bother calling engineering on this one::
7:57:01 PM majdougmcknight: The Smithsonian would never have to know.
7:57:29 PM cmdrshelev: Second problem: Ian can't call us.
7:59:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::waits for the noise to stop, looking at Liz with a "ain't my fault" look::
7:59:53 PM majdougmcknight: I could keep yelling at Percy to fix it.
8:00:03 PM ltpercybusard: I could hurt you.
8:00:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Warp Drive> :dance:
8:01:01 PM ltpercybusard: ::Goes about looking for wherever the hell the systems for playing mariachi music could be::
8:01:07 PM majdougmcknight: See, that would impede you fixing it.
8:01:31 PM cmdrshelev: ::There is literally absolutely nothing Shelev can or wants to do in this situation.::
8:04:04 PM ltpercybusard: ::Eventually finds the stereo systems, and unplugs the section for playing music:: Please work. Please please please.
8:04:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Silence.
8:04:27 PM ltpercybusard: YES!
8:04:33 PM cmdrshelev: ((and that's when the helicopter gunship appeared))
8:04:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh thank goodness.
8:04:59 PM majdougmcknight: Does this thing do Reggae?
8:05:09 PM ltpercybusard: Not anymore.
8:05:12 PM cmdrshelev: :(
8:05:18 PM ltpercybusard: (Bwahaha)
8:06:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis appears on sensors!
8:06:33 PM majdougmcknight: ::Looks down as a console beeps, and takes a look:: Well, thank God.
8:07:17 PM ltpercybusard: ::Gets up from the stereo systems panel, looking at that...other console:: Yes. A lot.
8:07:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Atlantis+ USS Horizon to USS Atlantis. ::smirks, wondering what Harper's thinking right now::
8:08:06 PM majdougmcknight: ::Is so going to go play Reggae as soon as he gets back to his quarters.::
8:08:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> :wtc:
8:08:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Atlantis, Commander Harper here. Sir, is that you?
8:09:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: In the flesh. We found a lost sheep.
8:09:44 PM majdougmcknight: Well, it's been fun. I'd better go inform my men. See you back on civilization.
8:10:00 PM cmdrshelev: I am going to miss this whistle :(
8:10:10 PM ltpercybusard: Oh! Right! I almost forgot.
8:10:21 PM ltpercybusard: ::Walks up to Shelev and slaps him across the face. Hard::
8:10:28 PM ltpercybusard: You said I could.
8:10:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::looking at the LR sensors:: :psyduck: Daedalus class?
8:11:15 PM cmdrshelev: Ok, I guess I earned that one.
8:11:29 PM ltpercybusard: ::Nods, then gets back to work::
8:11:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yes, lost 200 years ago. We found her drifting in space!
8:11:55 PM majdougmcknight: ::As he leaves:: But I haven't given you permission to do squat, so...good luck getting back to your room without anyone seeing you in that getup!
8:11:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Remarkable sir!
8:12:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Truly you will be heralded a hero!
8:12:18 PM cmdrshelev: (( :( ))
8:12:52 PM ltpercybusard: ::Mutter mutter jerk mutter::
8:12:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Liz> ::had found a uniform and put it on:: :v:
8:13:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Mission accomplished, sir?
8:13:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yes, Commander. Be there shortly. Horizon out.
8:15:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis looms closer on sensors.
8:15:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::studies the controls to ensure he doesn't run into his ship::
8:16:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets in visual range and puts Atlantis on the viewscreen:
8:16:14 PM ltpercybusard: ::Looks forward to the idea of clothes that actually function as clothes::
8:16:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::drops out of warp::
8:18:34 PM majdougmcknight: ::Has collected his rifle. That's...pretty much it for him.::
8:19:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::Eases up along side Atlantis, looking very out of place::
8:20:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::presses the shipwide button:: We're home, folks.
8:20:58 PM cmdrshelev: Warp Drive> :toot:
8:21:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +shipwide+ Secure your stations and contact Atlantis for beamout.
8:21:48 PM ltpercybusard: ::Sighs in relief, collecting her things and making sure the stations were in order::
8:22:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::signs off the conn and stands, grabbing his jacket::
8:23:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::smiles at Liz:: Go wake Ross and let me know when you're ready. You don't want to use this ship's transporters.
8:24:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Liz>> ::nods and walks out::
8:24:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE Sim
8:24:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:24:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:24:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Warp Drive> :dance:
8:25:04 PM ltpercybusard: Woo!
8:25:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We're home!
8:25:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: New plot time!
8:25:15 PM ltpercybusard: ...Crap.
8:25:40 PM cmdrshelev: this next plot is not my fault
8:25:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: yes it is
8:25:56 PM ltpercybusard: It is?
8:26:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We have a short interlude coming up, a couple weeks of a diversionary comedy plot.
8:26:11 PM ltpercybusard: Oh good.
8:26:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Two weeks, I'd say.
8:26:46 PM ltpercybusard: Alright. At least I don't have to write one up during midterms week.
8:26:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: When's that?
8:27:04 PM ltpercybusard: Next week.
8:27:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay.
8:27:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Looking forward to something after that though. :)
8:27:40 PM ltpercybusard: You shouldn't. :-P
8:27:54 PM ltpercybusard: I mean-I will totally have an awesome plot for you. Totally.
8:28:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Good! That's the spirit!
8:29:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That's all for this week.
8:29:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: See you next week for comedy interlude!
8:29:37 PM majdougmcknight: Alrighty. Next time then!
8:29:39 PM majdougmcknight: Night, all.