7:00:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hi folks

7:01:27 PM ltpercybusard: Hoy.

7:01:42 PM lcdrtkirr: Thanks, I like your little creations and wanna see more of them =P

7:01:48 PM ltpercybusard: Ooh, you will.

7:01:53 PM lcdrtkirr: Yayayayay

7:01:57 PM ltpercybusard: Wanna see what they were inspired from? It is ADORABLE.

7:03:46 PM ltpercybusard: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040331

7:03:59 PM ltpercybusard: That was what made Percy's room possible :-D

7:04:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That's hilarious. I remember a long time ago when I played Magic, Phil Fogio's art style

7:04:57 PM ltpercybusard: He did Magic art?

7:05:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh yes, many cards

7:05:06 PM ltpercybusard: Damn, I must have missed those.

7:05:54 PM cmdrshelev: no

7:06:11 PM ltpercybusard: Yes.

7:06:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: undecided

7:06:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then we're ready to go at only five after the hour!

7:06:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: REMARKABLE!

7:06:41 PM ltpercybusard: Hooray!

7:06:48 PM ltpercybusard: *does happy dance*

7:06:56 PM lcdrtkirr: Rermar--oh wait, you already said that.

7:08:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then. Tonight we're trying to wrap up the bloody planetary survey mission while putting the ship back together. Marcus rots in the brig where he belongs.

7:09:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Questions/Comments/Snide Remarks?

7:09:05 PM cmdrshelev: why ain't we shot him yet

7:09:18 PM ltpercybusard: 'Cuz we'd be dead. Can't get paid if we're-shit.

7:09:20 PM ltpercybusard: Wrong show.

7:09:26 PM cmdrshelev: you're close

7:09:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then

7:09:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:09:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:09:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:10:49 PM cmdrshelev: ::WELCOME TO THE BRIDGE:: Next on the agenda, a class C with two moons. Let's get this taken care of, people.

7:11:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::in his ready room, writing a detailed case summary drawing up the charges against Marcus::

7:11:43 PM lcdrtkirr: ::begins the sequence of obligatory scans, quite sure she won't be screwing them up::

7:11:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::sticks him with tax evasion just to be sure::

7:13:16 PM cmdrshelev: :Checks the complaint box to make sure this isn't an angry yellow planet.::

7:13:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Angry yellow planets are class WTF)

7:14:09 PM ltpercybusard: ::Still working feverishly, though this time in engineering. Gasp and alarm! And seems to be a little better slept::

7:14:20 PM ltpercybusard: (What about Angry Green Planets?)

7:14:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Class BBQ)

7:14:34 PM ltpercybusard: (Thought so)

7:15:20 PM lcdrtkirr: ::finds herself staring off idly as her scan runs, using the moments between bleeps to do utterly nothing::

7:16:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::smirks as he notes that Marcus also has unpaid Boston parking tickets::

7:17:14 PM cmdrshelev: ((That one's uncalled for))

7:17:16 PM ltpercybusard: (Wow, seriously? You mean police actually pay attention to parking around here in a couple centuries? What the fuck)

7:17:36 PM cmdrshelev: ((BOSTON.))


7:18:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((The Big Dig still isn't done in 2387))

7:18:08 PM majdougmcknight: ::Taking a bridge shift at tactical for once, his jaw set subtly tighter than normal as he pretends to look at his console every few moments.  The damn thing tends to beep or flash if there's anything interesting anyway.::

7:18:10 PM ltpercybusard: (Damn)

7:18:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Oh also it's 2387 now in the sim story, happy new year! :toot: ))

7:18:51 PM cmdrshelev: Anyone got a deck of cards?

7:19:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::is distracted by Shelev's sudden outburst into the quiet Bridge, but doesn't bother responding, as what would a Vulcan do with a deck of cards?::

7:19:43 PM ltpercybusard: ::Sighs eventually, seeming somehow resolved, and rises from her sitting position:: Ensign, take over. I'll be back in ten.

7:20:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::bundles all the charges and specifications and gets them ready to file with the JAG::

7:20:36 PM ltpercybusard: Ensign Puddington> Aye, sir! ::Grins at the prospect of having some semblance of usefulness beyond being fed nerve gas sandwiches::

7:20:54 PM ltpercybusard: ::Heads for the bridge::

7:22:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::sets the judicial packet aside and works on a report for Zuriyev::

7:22:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: :::while on the other screen notes what the christ the rest of 3rd fleet is up to::

7:23:29 PM ltpercybusard: ::After asking the computer to locate the admiral, enters the bridge looking only slightly less horrid than she did a few hours ago, and silently heads for the admirals ready room, pressing the chime::

7:23:50 PM cmdrshelev: ::goes 'what':: and waits for the gunshot

7:24:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Come in.

7:24:29 PM ltpercybusard: ::Enters, awaiting acknowledgment of her presence before speaking.::

7:24:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::watches Percy::

7:24:51 PM cmdrshelev: Mike. Wagers on the gunshot.

7:25:07 PM majdougmcknight: ::Also looks up at her approach, his expression softening momentarily as he notes her still somewhat haggard expression, than as the doors close, goes back to his console with a silent snarl::

7:25:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks up from the displays:: Lieutenant.

7:25:53 PM ltpercybusard: ::Stands a very rigid attention:: Sir.

7:26:39 PM lcdrtkirr: ::eyes the ready room door warily, and shoots Shelev a glare::

7:27:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yes, Lieutenant?

7:28:10 PM ltpercybusard: ::She holds the silence a moment longer, taking a silent breath before:: Permission to speak freely, sir.

7:28:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Granted, because I figure you're going to do it whether I give you permission or not.

7:29:43 PM cmdrshelev: Alright, what's going on in there is none of our business yet. How are the sweeps coming?

7:30:00 PM ltpercybusard: No sir. A lieutenant cannot speak to a superior officer freely unless permission is asked and granted.

7:30:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Carry on then, lieutenant.

7:31:15 PM lcdrtkirr: As planned, sir.  Do you have a specific question?

7:32:02 PM majdougmcknight: All scans are coming up negative on refined alloys, high density power sources, and any and all naturally occurring phenomena that could pose any threat.  Doesn't look like we're going to get a repeat of last time.

7:32:07 PM ltpercybusard: ::Nods, before her expression turns from professional to...distinctly different. Percy takes a few steps forward before she speaks::

7:32:30 PM cmdrshelev: A train leaves Dodge City for Yuma at 3:10 going forty-six miles per hour...

7:32:39 PM ltpercybusard: I want you to understand that as it stands, here and now, I have the ability to report your actions in the brig to the Judge

7:32:43 PM ltpercybusard: Advocate General, and the evidence and testimony to back that report up. What you did in the brig, as you  well know,

7:33:18 PM ltpercybusard: is in direct and blatant violation of Federation protocol. But I won't, because I want to believe that despite the abomination that I saw, there is still a good person residing somewhere in there, who deserves to hold the rank and

7:33:34 PM ltpercybusard: entitlement that you do.

7:34:04 PM ltpercybusard: ::She took a very deep breath, before stepping a little closer and bending in:: But you need to understand even that takes a HELL of a lot of self-restraint. Please prove it worth it, sir.

7:34:17 PM majdougmcknight: ::Looks up at the ready room door silently, the look on his face not so much anxious as introspective, knowing that what happens in there will likely settle something of great importance that's been on his mind of late.::

7:34:58 PM ltpercybusard: ::She then stands at attention again::

7:36:19 PM lcdrtkirr: ::is quite content to be scanning a planet that does not take offense::

7:36:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Lieutenant, my job here is not to prove myself worthy of my rank.

7:37:54 PM ltpercybusard: No sir. You are here to serve as a good admiral to the United Federation.

7:38:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::stands:: My job is to accomplish the missions assigned to this ship while safeguarding her crew as much as possible.

7:40:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: So, while you are free to judge my actions based on your definitions of morality...

7:40:51 PM ltpercybusard: No, sir. I judge your actions based on the Federation code of conduct, as every officer in this fleet is required to. I did not come here to argue this, nor do I expect you to thank me or even LIKE me for what I've just said.

7:41:36 PM ltpercybusard: I have said what I needed permission to freely speak to say. Will that be all, sir?

7:41:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Dammit woman I'm typing here)

7:41:55 PM ltpercybusard: (Sorry!)

7:42:05 PM lcdrtkirr: (lol)

7:42:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Absolutely not. I really don't care what judgement you pass, as long as I identify and eliminate threats that would keep you from being alive to make such high-handed moral declarations.

7:43:11 PM ltpercybusard: Of course, sir.

7:43:34 PM lcdrtkirr: My scans are complete, Captain.

7:44:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That is the duty I am charged with, and it supersedes being liked for the decisions I make. Feel free to cry moral outrage, but don't expect to see gratitude from me for not running to the JAG about it. I did my job and I will continue to do it, with no regrets. Is that clear?

7:44:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That is the duty I am charged with, and it supersedes being liked for the decisions I make. Feel free to cry moral outrage, but don't expect to see gratitude from me for not running to the JAG about it.

7:44:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I did my job and I will continue to do it, with no regrets or second-guessing. Is that clear?

7:45:01 PM ltpercybusard: ::A pause:: Will that be all, sir.

7:45:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: No, it will not be all. Furthermore, I need to know that you will continue to perform at your best in the duties charged to you.

7:46:11 PM ltpercybusard: I will perform the duties assigned to me on this ship as I have since I was assigned to it, sir.

7:47:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: See to it that you do. I imagine your job is engaging enough without the concerns of flag officers.

7:47:41 PM ltpercybusard: It is, sir.

7:48:20 PM cmdrshelev: Thank you, Commander.

7:48:24 PM cmdrshelev: Anything to report?

7:48:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I do have one regret about this matter; that you had to witness it. I misjudged you, and for that, I am sorry. It won't happen again.

7:48:46 PM ltpercybusard: Yes sir.

7:49:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Dismissed. ::sharply::

7:50:14 PM ltpercybusard: Aye sir. ::Leaves the room without a noise::

7:50:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::shakes his head after the door closes:: Gutsy of her.

7:50:58 PM lcdrtkirr: ::looks up at Percy, studying her closely::

7:51:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::distractedly:: The planet is completely ordinary.

7:51:39 PM majdougmcknight: ::Looks up at her, trying to make eye contact, the gaze asking a silent question::

7:51:52 PM cmdrshelev: ::Wonders where the gunshot.::

7:52:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::the gun is still in his damn desk::

7:52:21 PM ltpercybusard: ::Proceeds very mechanically, trying not to show signs of any emotion, avoiding all gazes, to the engineering console. Picking a PADD up, she calls up the ship's last engine scan, and hands it to Shelev::

7:52:24 PM cmdrshelev: Small miracles. Next item on the agenda. Helm, lay in a course, 223 mark four. Full impulse.

7:52:31 PM ltpercybusard: Latest engine diagnostics, sir.

7:53:19 PM cmdrshelev: Thank you, Lieutenant. Prepare to make sail.

7:53:33 PM ltpercybusard: Aye sir. ::Silently heads back to engineering::

7:53:51 PM cmdrshelev: T'Kirr, you have the bridge.

7:54:22 PM lcdrtkirr: ::files away Yellow Planet, does not pass go, and definitely does not hit DELETE::

7:54:27 PM cmdrshelev: ::Rings the door for the ready room.::

7:54:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Come in. ::annoyed::

7:55:06 PM ltpercybusard: Puddington> Sir, nothing's blown up! ::Cheesy grin::

7:55:17 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods::

7:55:18 PM ltpercybusard: Good.

7:55:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::watches under her eyebrows::

7:55:28 PM cmdrshelev: ::Enters.:: Sir, we have finished scanning the fourth planet on our route, and it is completely, utterly normal.

7:55:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You came in here to tell me about a normal planet.

7:55:47 PM cmdrshelev: Not entirely.

7:55:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I thought not.

7:56:08 PM cmdrshelev: As captain of this vessel, I must ask a question related to ship security.

7:56:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::perks eyebrows:: Be my guest.

7:56:45 PM cmdrshelev: Are there any guns in this room?

7:56:47 PM majdougmcknight: ::Looks over at the chronometer, counting the time until he can get out of here, have a drink, maybe tape a face on the heavy bag in the ship's gym::

7:56:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: There are many guns in this room.

7:57:00 PM cmdrshelev: Loaded?

7:57:02 PM lcdrtkirr: ((rofl))

7:57:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yes.

7:57:35 PM cmdrshelev: In arms reach?

7:57:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Find out.

7:57:45 PM cmdrshelev: Understood.

7:57:51 PM cmdrshelev: ::Salutes and departs.::

7:58:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: :::looks confused for a moment::

7:58:46 PM ltpercybusard: ::Buries herself in work again. Maybe she ought to get a hobby. Like alcohol.::

7:59:05 PM cmdrshelev: Major, you are lucky you did not wager with me some time ago, and feel free to stand down as there is no imminent threat to the ship.

7:59:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::files it under "Shelev":: Now that man has his priorities straight.

8:00:25 PM lcdrtkirr: ::tracks Shelev's movements as he exits, wondering what's going on::

8:00:30 PM majdougmcknight: We ARE stood down, sir.

8:01:02 PM cmdrshelev: I meant you look like you want to punch something and I would rather have you doing something productive like punching something than standing on a bridge waiting for it to beep.

8:01:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::replicates three aspirin and a gin and tonic, medicates::

8:01:47 PM cmdrshelev: Helm, assuming we're clear of the system, plot course to starbase, warp seven, engage when clear.

8:03:54 PM majdougmcknight: Ah.  Very well, sir.  Enjoy the rest of...all this.

8:04:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::transmits the charges and specifications against Commander Damien Marcus to the Judge Advocate General's office, and files a report to Zuriyev that just says "Call me later." ::

8:04:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:04:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:04:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:04:49 PM cmdrshelev: Buncha whiners on this boat

8:05:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: S'what I'm sayin

8:05:10 PM ltpercybusard: Of course, sir. :-P

8:05:14 PM tkirr: ((ftl))

8:05:15 PM ltpercybusard: I MEAN

8:05:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (We paused T'Kirr)

8:05:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, couple of things

8:05:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: First OMG A TWO LOG WEEK

8:06:00 PM ltpercybusard: O.O

8:06:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Everyone but Shelev wins!

8:06:22 PM tkirr: What's new?

8:06:31 PM tkirr: I mean... /duckbehindBlackthorne

8:06:50 PM ltpercybusard: Well, at least he has a dapper suit.

8:07:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Great work, just put it up as a Page in the google group already!

8:07:30 PM ltpercybusard: I...did?

8:07:48 PM ltpercybusard: :-P

8:07:54 PM tkirr: You made a discussion o_O

8:07:59 PM ltpercybusard: Crap, did I?

8:08:00 PM ltpercybusard: SHIT.

8:08:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: wait, you did

8:08:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: There's a new page up

8:08:11 PM tkirr: Eh?

8:08:13 PM ltpercybusard: Woo!

8:08:46 PM tkirr: Oh... you did.

8:08:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Good work, two logs in 2008 and we're only 2 weeks in. Wonderful!

8:08:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Secondly, a big announcement.

8:09:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: A member of this crew has achieved something that has never been done on Atlantis.

8:09:48 PM tkirr: ::gasp::

8:09:53 PM ltpercybusard: Lasting hatred of her superior officer?

8:09:57 PM majdougmcknight: Wearing a monocle?

8:10:16 PM tkirr: Mutated into a targ?

8:10:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I keep track of promotions using a simple points-based system to ensure objectivity. Attendance gets a point, writing a log gets a point, and winning LotM gets 2 points.

8:10:42 PM tkirr: Hah... I didn't even know. =P

8:10:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: No crewmember has ever been with Atlantis long enough to rise from Ensign to the rank of full Commander.

8:10:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Until T'Kirr.

8:11:00 PM tkirr: ::gulp::

8:11:05 PM ltpercybusard: Yay!

8:11:09 PM ltpercybusard: *high fives*

8:11:09 PM majdougmcknight: Ha, nice!

8:11:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Captain Shelev, sharpen a pip.

8:11:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr joined the sim almost six years ago.

8:11:24 PM cmdrshelev: I did that last week

8:12:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Meaning it takes a metric fuckton of points, but six years will do that. T'Kirr, front and center.

8:12:38 PM tkirr: ::misses the high-five 'cause AIM decides to update in spurts::

8:13:00 PM tkirr: ::steps up, eyes wild::

8:13:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes the sharpened pip and holds it up to the light, point gleaming::

8:13:29 PM tkirr: ::winces in preparation::

8:13:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr, by the power vested in me by some damned fool, I hereby promote you to the rank of Commander aboard the USS Atlantis, with all the problems associated with that rank.

8:14:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::removes her halfpip, stabs the full third pip in deep::

8:14:12 PM tkirr: ::eyes go Anime, complete with teardrop::

8:14:30 PM tkirr: That green bloodstain's never coming out.

8:14:38 PM ltpercybusard: Man, you'd think they designed those things better 4 hundred years from now.

8:14:45 PM tkirr: Oh, they do.

8:14:50 PM ltpercybusard: Aw man.

8:14:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Almost six years. Thank you very much.

8:14:58 PM cmdrshelev: they've invented better sharpeners too

8:15:14 PM tkirr: ::bows her head:: It's been a pleasure.

8:15:39 PM tkirr: And no, I didn't leave and sign on with my rank-less name on purpose. =X

8:16:00 PM tkirr: Kind of sweet, being promoted with my original name. ^_^

8:16:10 PM ltpercybusard: Noice.

8:16:11 PM tkirr: But Shelev can still boss me around.  *sigh*

8:16:34 PM tkirr: ::glares at blue bug::

8:16:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne:  Thank you all for your dedication to the ship. It's been over two years since we've even been in a sim group, and here we still are.

8:17:27 PM tkirr: Why would I give up simming with great people in a cool show =P

8:18:25 PM cmdrshelev: a life

8:18:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Incidentally, I have enough points in my scale to be made president of the universe after being here since 197

8:18:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: 1997

8:19:01 PM cmdrshelev: desk job

8:19:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: 16 star admirals don't exist :v

8:19:15 PM ltpercybusard: Wouldn't that be more of a throne job?

8:19:32 PM tkirr: We'd be reduced to jesters. =/

8:19:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: My rank was always determined by Gem and Grey anyway, not by this scale. I just wanted to make the number bigger.

8:19:52 PM tkirr: Of course.

8:20:27 PM tkirr: Atlantis has become a constant in like, my entire adult life.

8:20:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Me too. I had just graduated high school when I was like OMG I CAN RUN A SIM

8:20:56 PM tkirr: So i don't need a life =X

8:21:12 PM ltpercybusard: Life is for the weak, anyway.

8:21:16 PM ltpercybusard: Alternatively, the employed.

8:21:16 PM tkirr: Exactly.

8:21:22 PM ltpercybusard: :-(

8:21:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I am employed :(

8:21:36 PM tkirr: Wait

8:21:37 PM ltpercybusard: Well damn.

8:21:38 PM tkirr: So am I

8:21:48 PM ltpercybusard: That ruins my joke then.

8:21:50 PM ltpercybusard: Oh well.

8:21:54 PM cmdrshelev: don't worry jason and I are trying to become unemployed

8:22:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Let's see, looking at my records...

8:22:01 PM tkirr: Me, too.

8:22:03 PM ltpercybusard: Oh good!

8:22:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Kiley joined the same year as T'Kirr, 2002

8:22:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: McKnight in July of 2003, think I talked him into it at Fern Crest

8:22:38 PM majdougmcknight: Yes, talked.  That's one way to put it.

8:22:52 PM majdougmcknight: "Come on, ditch Cervantes!  All the cool guys are doing it!"

8:22:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Glenn was supposed to join too, the bastard

8:23:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Shelev in 2005 after I threatened him with violence if he didn't take the vacant for a year XO job

8:23:26 PM tkirr: It's been great simming with you, McKnight

8:23:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hey Mike, at least on Atlantis, you can be armed as the CSec

8:23:44 PM tkirr: And no, I don't mean that in a youre-about-to-be-fired sort of way.

8:23:56 PM majdougmcknight: Heh, likewise.  Gosh, the better part of 5 years now.  Gets away from you.

8:24:02 PM tkirr: No kidding.

8:24:35 PM tkirr: Hopefully we don't scare Percy off before gets vet status

8:24:37 PM majdougmcknight: Cervantes was unique in that I actually found myself wanting the armed guy to stay behind.

8:24:47 PM ltpercybusard: Scare? o.O

8:24:48 PM majdougmcknight: "You need someone to watch the ship, you NPC hating moron!"

8:25:19 PM majdougmcknight: So thus we get...robot guards.

8:25:22 PM majdougmcknight: Robot dwarf guards.

8:25:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: :psylon:

8:25:40 PM ltpercybusard: By your command?

8:26:07 PM tkirr: Can Percy program them?

8:26:12 PM ltpercybusard: ...Mehbeh.

8:26:51 PM ltpercybusard: They'd have to have really high pitched voices and googly eyes, though. I don't think security would approve.

8:27:21 PM tkirr: But that would scare even a Ferengi away

8:27:38 PM tkirr: "Ooh, you look like you could rack in quite a prof--MEEP!"

8:27:59 PM ltpercybusard: ::little phaser noises::

8:28:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Percy will have been here a year in March

8:28:21 PM ltpercybusard: Really? Huh, hadn't realized it'd been that long.

8:28:50 PM tkirr: I know, right?

8:28:59 PM tkirr: Time just goes... WHOOSH

8:30:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zinthys was I think two sims from making Lt. Colonel when he left.

8:31:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: He almost beat T'Kirr to the prize!

8:31:18 PM tkirr: Who's... Zinthys?

8:31:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: The CSec before McKnight

8:31:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: He was here during your time here

8:31:51 PM tkirr: 9_9

8:32:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: And when he left, I became the only holdover from the nineties!

8:32:16 PM tkirr: Fine, Vulcans can't tell jokes.

8:32:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: A joke.... is a story with a humorous climax.

8:33:01 PM tkirr: Yeah, that thing.  Apparently, I suck at it.

8:33:19 PM tkirr: Unless they involve passwords, maybe.

8:33:35 PM ltpercybusard: Or men from Nantucket? Can she tell that one?

8:33:37 PM ltpercybusard: COME ON.

8:33:45 PM tkirr: Wait, what?

8:34:04 PM ltpercybusard: ...Nothing.

8:34:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I lived in Nantucket Apartments for a while.

8:34:08 PM ltpercybusard: :-P

8:35:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Those are about all the interesting stats I can pull out of this file.

8:35:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh here's one


8:36:25 PM tkirr: I tried. -_-

8:36:35 PM tkirr: Not very hard, mind you.

8:36:41 PM tkirr: Was it with me?

8:37:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Nope, McKnight

8:38:00 PM majdougmcknight: Oh, right.  That was fun.

8:38:36 PM tkirr: My sense of time sucks.

8:39:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Shelev and T'Kirr wrote "An Andorian and a Vulcan Walk Into a Bar..." In September of 2006

8:39:52 PM tkirr: My point exactly

8:40:03 PM tkirr: For all I remember, it coulda been July

8:40:34 PM tkirr: No, wait... I was living in a crappier place in July, I remember writing that storyline in a less crappier place.

8:40:57 PM tkirr: Much colder.

8:44:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hey T'Kirr

8:44:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Do you still have the lizard?

8:45:03 PM tkirr: No, casualty at some point

8:45:08 PM tkirr: *sniffle*

8:45:15 PM tkirr: Why do you ask

8:46:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Just going back through old Atlantis stuff

8:46:41 PM tkirr: Sad that I can't even remember when... might've been when the big biomass ate our rental

8:47:42 PM ltpercybusard: Wait, biomass?

8:48:13 PM tkirr: Very hungry, liked duranium.  Sad story.

8:48:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, the ship we were on sank

8:48:40 PM tkirr: I tried pouring salt on it, but it didn't work.

8:48:52 PM tkirr: ::grumbles at GM::

8:49:05 PM ltpercybusard: Awww!

8:49:16 PM ltpercybusard: Poor biomass. No love :-P

8:49:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I loved it

8:50:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I gave it a present

8:50:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: An overloading warp core!

8:50:36 PM tkirr: Indigestion xgoogle

8:50:55 PM ltpercybusard: Well, those ARE pretty sparkly.

8:51:00 PM ltpercybusard: And then...explodey...

8:51:17 PM tkirr: In this case, gooey

8:51:43 PM ltpercybusard: Ensign Puddington> Yum! ::Goes to eat it::

8:52:09 PM ltpercybusard: Sorry, I just love typing that name so goddamn much.

8:52:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hey T'Kirr, remember Axelalexa?

9:24:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BOO

9:24:52 PM ltpercybusard: AAAAAH!

9:25:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: After we lost the Constitution to the biomass, we were stranded on a planet.

9:25:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We had a hippie science officer at that point.

9:26:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: She objected to me ordering the trees chopped down because it would anger the native wolfs.

9:26:43 PM ltpercybusard: Oh, I think I remember someone telling me this story!

9:26:54 PM ltpercybusard: I can't remember if it was you or Mike. One of the two.

9:26:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Probably Mike

9:27:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We chopped down the forest to make palisades and shelter

9:27:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: The wolf was angry

9:27:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: So we hunted it down and killed it for food

9:27:51 PM ltpercybusard: Poor wolf.

9:28:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We angered her mate.

9:28:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: So we hunted him down and ate him too

9:29:28 PM ltpercybusard: Maaan.

9:29:31 PM ltpercybusard: I LIKE wolves :-(

9:29:40 PM ltpercybusard: Then again, I also like eating.

9:29:47 PM ltpercybusard: Maybe eating wolves would be twice as fun!

9:29:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That logic is sound.

9:32:12 PM ltpercybusard: Really? I didn't know logic HAD sound.

9:32:23 PM ltpercybusard: Unless it's the sound of "Hmmm...*eyebrow quirk*".

9:32:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Vulcans make awesome stereo systems.

9:35:12 PM ltpercybusard: So does Captain Picard.

9:35:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Captain. Jean-Luc Picard. of the USS. Enterprise.

9:35:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Captain. Jean-Luc Picard. of the USS. Enterprise.

9:35:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Captain. Jean-Luc Picard. of the USS. Enterprise.

9:35:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Captain. Jean-Luc Picard. of the USS. Enterprise.

9:35:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Captain. Jean-Luc Picard. of the USS. Enterprise.

9:35:51 PM ltpercybusard: One of the actors at a rehearsal meeting I was at earlier was doing the "He just kept talking in one long..." thing as a vocal warm-up.

9:36:07 PM ltpercybusard: I giggled gleefully.

9:36:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I love it

9:39:20 PM ltpercybusard: It was fantastic.

10:23:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: G'night everyone!