Conversation with ussatlantis at 1/29/2008 7:01:13 PM on VAdm Blackthorne (aim)

(7:01:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne entered the room.
(7:01:13 PM) cmdr shelev entered the room.
(7:01:14 PM) cmdr shelev entered the room.
(7:01:17 PM) TKirr entered the room.
(7:03:56 PM) MajDougMcKnight entered the room.
(7:04:13 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Hey hey. Well, not as late as I thought.
(7:04:23 PM) TKirr: Hey
(7:04:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hey folks
(7:04:45 PM) MajDougMcKnight: I guess Rachel's still held up with rehearsal? The show's getting close, so I guess the preparations are getting a little more intensive.
(7:05:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, that does tend to happen.
(7:05:28 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: We'll give her a few more minutes.
(7:06:34 PM) MajDougMcKnight: You'll be happy to know, I'm down to two more episodes of Lost, which I plan to watch once we're done here.
(7:06:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: After which you'll watch Razor?
(7:06:44 PM) MajDougMcKnight: So, before long, you can start badgering me about Razor again.
(7:06:52 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Er, right. That's what I meant.
(7:07:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Heh, awesome.
(7:09:04 PM) TKirr: I've got like 8 episodes left
(7:09:11 PM) cmdr shelev: I gave up on lost
(7:09:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I never started it. :v
(7:10:10 PM) cmdr shelev: I'm watching sarah connor chronicles instead which is surprisingly good as long as you don't attach the terminator name to it
(7:10:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, we should get started.
(7:10:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Shelev, take it away :v:
(7:12:04 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (I gave up on it after the first few episodes of season 3, and now I feel bad about it. It really picked up after the hiatus.)
(7:12:12 PM) cmdr shelev: ok you guys are going to be doing the traditional first contact thing of taking a shuttle down since transporters take too long to explain to the locals.
(7:13:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Please report to the shuttlebay wearing period-appropriate dress attire.
(7:13:31 PM) cmdr shelev: The very dirty warp signature leads to a mesa outside of a major city, and judging from the atmosphere most industry is still reliant on coal fired power.
(7:14:56 PM) cmdr shelev: you're just seeing the cutover from the old west to the turn of the 20th century. Ragtime is still in.
(7:15:29 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: :toot:
(7:15:46 PM) cmdr shelev: the part with the crazy steam powered warp drive is still old west
(7:16:17 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Holy crap, a steampunk Western? Awesome.
(7:16:31 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Oh, sorry. Parenthesees and all that.)
(7:16:43 PM) cmdr shelev: we are not in character yet so calm down
(7:16:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: (That's it you're busted down to private.)
(7:17:01 PM) cmdr shelev: and yes, colts and winchesters go smashingly with derbies and monocles
(7:17:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?
(7:17:25 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Yeah. What size party are we going in with initially?
(7:17:29 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Everyone.
(7:17:38 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Like, how many security men of the NPC variety?
(7:17:51 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Would...2 be appropriate?
(7:17:53 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Just you.
(7:18:00 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Ah. Right.
(7:18:27 PM) cmdr shelev: I think it's ian, t'kirr, you, percy if she gets here, and maybe one marine. shelev is staying with the ship because I have enough goddamn NPCs to run plus he's seen The Wild Bunch
(7:18:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then
(7:19:01 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:19:02 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:19:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:19:46 PM) cmdr shelev: ::The shuttlecraft descends through a fog of haze not seen since I left los angeles two weeks ago::
(7:20:51 PM) TKirr: ::shifts apprehensively wearing a modest dress with too much lace for her taste *gasp* and the default headband to keep her ears warm::
(7:21:15 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::flying the shuttle, dressed in a three piece suit with a dashing hat::
(7:21:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::and a colt peacemaker in his jacket :v: ::
(7:22:33 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Sits by a window, dressed in a pair of jeans, a red button down shirt, and a long brown duster. He glances down at their destination a moment, before he decides he's waited long enough, and rises to his feet, allowing the
(7:23:13 PM) MajDougMcKnight: inertial dampeners to do their thing as he withdraws a roll of duct tape from his duster pocket and picks up the Marlin 336 rifle leaning against the bulkhead.::
(7:23:21 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Through the fog, electric bolts dance around an enormous tesla coil which is connected to a fume-spewing power plant. Welcome to THE FUTURE!::
(7:23:45 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: This ought to be an interesting landing.
(7:24:17 PM) cmdr shelev: Pilot> And that's if we avoid crushing the bystanders.
(7:24:44 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Does not respond, instead simply taping the rifle to the inside of his coat so that its length can hide the weapon. Blackthorne insists on concealable, and he'll have it.::
(7:25:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: (I'm flying)
(7:25:47 PM) cmdr shelev: (( WELL OK THEN ))
(7:26:35 PM) TKirr: ::fingers the scanning device through the material of her dress, concealed within the pocket she had the replicator 'sew in'::
(7:27:03 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::guides the shuttle down through a cloud of smoke and sets down;:
(7:27:24 PM) cmdr shelev: ::The shuttle breaks through the cloud ceiling and five or six drunks stare at it during its landing about 40 meters from a shack overlooking a very large hole dug in the mesa.::
(7:28:17 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Drunk> Crazy drunk driver...
(7:28:47 PM) cmdr shelev: Drunk 2> Should we wake the boss?
(7:28:48 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Observes said drunks out the window for a moment through the optical sight, for the moment detached from the rifle. With a muted grunt of approval, he places the targeting aid back in his pocket::
(7:29:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Drunk> Who?
(7:29:49 PM) TKirr: ::watches McKnight, wondering if he'll get the opportunity to use his big gun::
(7:29:51 PM) cmdr shelev: ::The door to the shack busts open. A large bearded man heaves himself through and starts to bellow "WHAT DID YOU DO" before he notices a noncontemporary something sitting 40 meters away.::
(7:30:18 PM) cmdr shelev: BigDrunk> WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?
(7:30:47 PM) cmdr shelev: Tesla Coil> :toot:
(7:31:02 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::It's not THAT big.::
(7:32:20 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Smiles softly, peripheral vision doing its thing. You bring your secrets, Commander, and I bring mine. Congrats, by the way.::
(7:32:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Drunk> I think them Federashun folks are here!!!
(7:32:39 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Er, the second colons go after the bit about peripheral vision, obviously.)
(7:32:47 PM) TKirr: ::stands and smooths her dress, giving McKnight a perked eyebrow in response::
(7:33:17 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::stands from the helm controls after securing them:: Okay folks.
(7:33:27 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Your promotion. I don't believe I'd gotten a chance to congratulate you. So, congratulations.
(7:33:53 PM) cmdr shelev: BigDrunk> Horse shit! Go get Doc and come back with my gun just in case!
(7:34:23 PM) cmdr shelev: ((Such a fine juxtaposition we have going here))
(7:34:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Drunk> ::stumbles off::
(7:34:41 PM) TKirr: Of course, thank you. ::nods and turns her attention to Blackthorne::
(7:34:55 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::smooths his suit coat and cocks his hat::
(7:35:34 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Pats the coat briefly, dons the Stetson he'd had accompanying his rifle on the floor on the way down, and waits for Blackthorne to open the damn door.::
(7:36:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::preses the butan::
(7:36:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods to the Major::
(7:36:38 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Drunk emerges from the shack, followed by what, in the universal parlance of Everything, is a scientist.::
(7:36:56 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Huzzah! That done, McKnight files out first, nods to those gathered about, then nods to Blackthorne that all looks clear for the moment.::
(7:37:20 PM) cmdr shelev: Scientist> What is the meaning of this? You are interrupting a critical experiment!
(7:37:29 PM) TKirr: ::eyes trail after McKnight, admiring his coat::
(7:37:31 PM) cmdr shelev: Drunk> They're all criticul.
(7:37:39 PM) cmdr shelev: Scientist> GREAT SCOTT!
(7:37:47 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::strides out the door, taking a pocket watch out of his coat and checks it as he emerges::
(7:38:07 PM) cmdr shelev: Scientist> THE ALIENS ARE HERE!
(7:38:09 PM) TKirr: ::peers over towards the shack as she exits::
(7:38:45 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Eight or nine sober guys emerge from the shack bearing various projectile weapons.::
(7:39:27 PM) cmdr shelev: Scientist> NOT THOSE ALIENS!
(7:39:45 PM) cmdr shelev: ::The eight or nine guys sigh in boredom and go back inside.::
(7:40:36 PM) TKirr: Well, they appear to have sufficient defense.
(7:40:46 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::steps forward::
(7:41:03 PM) cmdr shelev: ::The scientist, wearing a lab coat over denim overalls, flannel shirt, and boots, cautiously leans towards the newcomers.::
(7:41:14 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hello there!
(7:41:34 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Frowns, and as Blackthorne passes by him, uses the moment's cover to draw his phaser and set it to wide beam before replacing it in the belt holster::
(7:41:34 PM) cmdr shelev: Sci> YOU SPEAK ERF!
(7:41:40 PM) cmdr shelev: Sci> How delightful!
(7:42:13 PM) TKirr: ::follows behind, looking anything but intimidating::
(7:42:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: The name is Vice Admiral Ian Blackthorne, representing the United Federation of Planets.
(7:42:23 PM) cmdr shelev: Sci> I am Dr. Samuel Peck, professor of theoretical physics!
(7:43:05 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Peck offers his hand, which betrays a great deal more nervousness than his voice lets on.::
(7:43:26 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::firmly shakes the offered hand:: Nice to meet you, Doctor.
(7:43:51 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> The federation! HA! Two hundred years!
(7:44:09 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> What took so long?
(7:44:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: It didn't exist back then.
(7:44:43 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> That would put a dampener on things, I see.
(7:45:02 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> Are you related to those starfleet folk from so long ago?
(7:45:40 PM) TKirr: ((Yes.. I'm T'Pol's grandaughter... oh wait))
(7:46:01 PM) cmdr shelev: ((mary sue fanfic cliche, five yard penalty, second down))
(7:46:01 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Yes indeed.
(7:46:30 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> Well, come inside. Your skin will turn green if you stay out here too long. It's the fuel, you see!
(7:46:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: The... fuel?
(7:46:54 PM) cmdr shelev: BigDrunk> We burn cow chips.
(7:47:19 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> That's biodegradable fuel, Frank.
(7:47:29 PM) cmdr shelev: Frank> It comes out a cow's ass.
(7:47:39 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> And it's harmless aside from making people green.
(7:47:42 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Well then, talk about recycling.
(7:47:49 PM) cmdr shelev: Frank> It still comes out of a cow's ass.
(7:48:19 PM) TKirr: ::scrunches her nose, wondering what the smell was all about::
(7:49:01 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Peck goes inside since he doesn't want to turn green. Insert joke at T'Kirr's expense here. The shack, it would seem, is merely the entryway for a vast subterranean laboratory.::
(7:49:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::follows the good doctor::
(7:49:47 PM) TKirr: ::follows their intrepid leader who's following the other scientist down into the ground::
(7:50:05 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> My grandfather was obsessed with the occult! He tried to contact Erf by every means left by your previous visit.
(7:50:43 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Erf... You mean Earth?
(7:51:41 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> No need to be ashamed of a lisp, Admiral. It happens to the best of us.
(7:51:52 PM) TKirr: ((rofl!))
(7:52:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::chuckles:: It is actually called Earth.
(7:52:37 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> I just said that.
(7:53:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Right.
(7:54:38 PM) TKirr: ::traveling at a downward slope, stops short as McKnight steps momentarily on the tail of her dress::
(7:55:05 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> Anyway, it was only recently that we discovered how to create an ethereal field that could produce frequencies listed in the Transtator Codex.
(7:56:05 PM) TKirr: ::listens, interested::
(7:56:35 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Peck opens a curtain covering a window that overlooks a large crater in the mesa. Inside is a tangled mess of brass piping, electical wiring, light bulbs, steam boilers, and a connection to a massive tesla coil.::
(7:56:46 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::blinks::
(7:56:50 PM) cmdr shelev: ::In the center of all this is a large bronze transmission dish.::
(7:57:35 PM) TKirr: ::stares::
(7:57:48 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> We first noticed the interesting properties of ethereal fields when we found that they could bend metal in laboratory environments.
(7:57:53 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::wonders how the christ this could ever work::
(7:58:12 PM) MajDougMcKnight: That's pretty interesting.
(7:58:15 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> Furthermore, we saw that it reacted to currents that seemed to be coming from the cosmos!
(7:58:26 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> Ah, a fellow in science!
(7:58:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Remarkable.
(7:58:48 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Stiffens minutely.:: It...depends how loosely you define science, I suppose.
(7:59:14 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> This device sends a beam out into the heavens at the precise frequency listed for standard voice communications according to the documents that were left for us.
(7:59:59 PM) TKirr: ::listens intently::
(8:00:18 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: So then...
(8:00:27 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Idly wonders how the hell this leads to warp drive, and gets the sinking feeling like he will, at length, find out.::
(8:00:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: How do you travel into... "the heavens?"
(8:00:47 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> ... travel?
(8:01:00 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> Well, I suppose one could contruct a large cannon...
(8:01:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::suddenly begins to see what happened here::
(8:01:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Never mind that.
(8:01:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks to T'Kirr to try to get her take::
(8:01:55 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Peck is now drawing on a chalkboard and doing math related to cannon fire.::
(8:01:57 PM) TKirr: ::meets his eyes, but is unreadable::
(8:02:46 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> Perhaps if we constructed a charge of shaped plattnerite...
(8:02:55 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Staring out the window, his curiosity momentarily overcoming his trepidation at more incomprehensible explanations.:: What are the pipes for? You got a steam turbine somewhere in all that?
(8:02:55 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: No need for that, doctor.
(8:03:15 PM) cmdr shelev: Frank> It's a cow chip turbine.
(8:03:30 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I fear that we mistook your transmission for the signature of a spacecraft.
(8:03:49 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> Spacecraft?!
(8:04:14 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: You know, how they arrived here two hundred and thirty years ago.
(8:04:32 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> I mean... you weren't shot down, I hope!
(8:04:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: No, of course not. Who would do that?
(8:05:09 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Whispers to T'Kirr:: We don't...check for actual warp signatures?
(8:05:22 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> Well... we did have one poor soul who walked into the device while it was on. :(
(8:07:42 PM) cmdr shelev: ::A radio on Peck's desk expels static. A panicked voice comes over it.::
(8:07:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::guesses that this device is actually emitting a warp signature::
(8:08:05 PM) cmdr shelev: Radio> BOSS! THEY'RE HERE!
(8:08:33 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> ::Sighs and picks up a microphone.:: I know that, Douglas. They're already in my of-
(8:08:42 PM) cmdr shelev: Radio> NO, THE OTHER "THEY"!
(8:09:25 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> I see... tell them we'll be-
(8:09:29 PM) cmdr shelev: Radio> ::gunfire::
(8:09:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Wait, Doctor, who are "They?"
(8:09:58 PM) MajDougMcKnight: And would THEIR planet happen to sound to you like a violent sneezing sound?
(8:10:28 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> ... It's the local zoning board.
(8:11:10 PM) cmdr shelev: Radio> Mr. Peck. Git up here right now before I have to come down 'ere and you don't want that.
(8:11:36 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> OK, it's the sheriff but don't worry, everything will be JUST. FINE.
(8:11:38 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks to McKnight::
(8:12:24 PM) cmdr shelev: Frank> Want me to shoot this one, too?
(8:12:31 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> NOT. Infrontofourguests.
(8:12:48 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Sir?
(8:12:56 PM) cmdr shelev: Radio> TEN. SECONDS.
(8:13:29 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> See, there's a minor dispute over the use of this land and even though my attorney-
(8:13:56 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Gunfire sounds from way above the office. A body falls past the window.::
(8:14:28 PM) cmdr shelev: Frank> He owes the guy who owns the land six thousand dollars.
(8:14:43 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Sir, do we intervene?
(8:15:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods:: Yes, I think Enterprise intervened like crazy.
(8:15:49 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> I'm terribly sorry to get you involved in all this...
(8:16:16 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Right then. Any particular side, sir, or do I just go out stunning everyone?
(8:17:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gestures at the Doc::: His side, yes.
(8:17:19 PM) cmdr shelev: ::The door to Peck's office is kicked open and a sheriff with a Mighty Fine Black Hat comes in with three armed deputies.::
(8:17:38 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Raises his phaser, still set on wide beam, and simply sprays the doorway.::
(8:17:43 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::draws the Colt in a flash::
(8:17:49 PM) cmdr shelev: Sheriff> Mr. Peck, you are under arrest-
(8:18:23 PM) cmdr shelev: ::The sheriff drops to the ground, dead. The deputies drop to ground, stunned.::
(8:18:43 PM) TKirr: ::waits 'til just after the bodies hit the floor to whip out her tricorder and begin a much-needed scan of the place::
(8:19:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: (I didn't fire!)
(8:19:06 PM) cmdr shelev: ((I know that))
(8:19:18 PM) TKirr: ((Maybe he has allergy to stun setting))
(8:19:42 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Frank, holding a smoking shotgun, goes up to the sheriff's corpse and starts rifling through his pockets.::
(8:19:42 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (WAS there a gunshot we'd have heard?)
(8:20:01 PM) cmdr shelev: ((Fuck I missed that :[ ))
(8:20:47 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That's a mighty fine hat.
(8:21:06 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Looks down at the decidedly more than stunned sherriff, silent for a few moments, then just as silently holsters his phaser, opens his coat, and starts peeling away the duct tape.::
(8:21:08 PM) cmdr shelev: Frank> Good news, we ain't goin to jail tonight. Bad news, that's the second lawman that's disappeared out here.
(8:21:57 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Do lawmen around here also tend to show up in horrifically greater numbers when that starts happening?
(8:22:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::holsters the Colt::
(8:22:34 PM) cmdr shelev: Frank> ::Gestures at the deputies.:: Last one only had two.
(8:22:41 PM) TKirr: ::standing facing the window, studying her readings as the tricorder beeps busily::
(8:24:45 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then Doc, we show up based on what we see from your device there and get into a shooting match with the local law enforcement.
(8:24:47 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: What next?
(8:25:16 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> I'd take you to our leader. But now he's dead.
(8:25:30 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> Though I wouldn'
(8:25:56 PM) cmdr shelev: t mind your assistance in getting this whole matter cleared up so we don't have to handle the law a third time.
(8:26:32 PM) MajDougMcKnight: In that case, sir, I'd say it's time to decide between bringing down a company of marines to fortify this place, or bringing these people back to the ship until something resembling an official channel opens up.
(8:28:12 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> If you could get me to town in your flying machine, I can talk to the courts and have the whole situation cleared by nightfall. I just haven't had the time and you can, well, ameliorate that...
(8:28:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, I don't see any harm in that. Let's get to the shuttle.
(8:28:57 PM) cmdr shelev: Frank> Hey.
(8:29:04 PM) cmdr shelev: Frank> I know about the sheriff.
(8:29:11 PM) cmdr shelev: Frank> But what'd you do to these guys?
(8:29:17 PM) TKirr: ::ignoring Peck, walks over to Blackthorne and speaks quietly:: Admiral, from what I can tell, the field being generated is enough to power a crude ship. I really think we should find the blueprints they used.
(8:29:51 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods:: I think we can get that out of the Doctor.
(8:29:51 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Unconscious. Think of it like decking them, minus the concussion.
(8:30:15 PM) cmdr shelev: Frank> How many hours?
(8:30:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Doctor Peck?
(8:31:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::turns::
(8:31:09 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> ?
(8:32:27 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Same as doing it the old fashioned way. Varies wildly from subject to subject. We're in no immediate danger, but we'll want to disarm them.
(8:32:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: We'd really love to see how you built this wondrous device that got our attention from so far away.
(8:32:50 PM) cmdr shelev: Frank> Hrm. ::Starts tying them to various chairs.::
(8:33:19 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Speaking of danger, sir, if there's any possibility of more hostility like this, I'd recommend bringing down a few more men before we venture into the Lion's den.
(8:35:22 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> Ah. Well, the plans are all in that cabinet over there, but we really should get up to the surface if we're to make Bluehorn by sundown.
(8:36:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Kindly grab them if you don't mind, and we'll fly up.
(8:37:38 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Was that regarding the deputies, or the reinforcements?)
(8:38:01 PM) TKirr: ((the plans, I think))
(8:38:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: (The plans)
(8:38:14 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Oh, right. Sorry, distracted.)
(8:38:14 PM) cmdr shelev: (( I think we're talking blueprints, the deputies are being handled by frank and ian has to decide on reinforcements ))
(8:38:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: And Bluehorn, you said?
(8:38:26 PM) cmdr shelev: Peck> Well, I have to find out which cabinet they're in. Ah! In the meantime, perhaps you'd like to see the more recent editions of your Transtator Codex.
(8:39:09 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Oh, certainly.
(8:39:37 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Peck offers a dusty tome. It contains a basic primer on physics circa NX-01, but over 200-300 years it has been completely retranslated and now resembles holy scripture with lots of thous and begats::
(8:39:42 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::while Peck does that, he moves over to McKnight:: I believe the term would be that I want you to round up a posse, Mr. McKnight.
(8:40:18 PM) cmdr shelev: (( Any relation to CHICAGO MOBS OF THE TWENTIES is strictly coincidental and I did not watch that episode of TOS last night ))
(8:40:52 PM) TKirr: ::takes the tome and holds it open for the others to see::
(8:41:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes the book and reads:: "Designest thou thy warp furnaces with doublithum, lest they explode."
(8:41:38 PM) cmdr shelev: (( :awesome: ))
(8:42:29 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::closes the book:: So say we all.
(8:42:56 PM) TKirr: ::is about to repeat Blackthorne, but stops herself::
(8:43:16 PM) cmdr shelev: ACTION> Above, in the heavens, three Klingon birds of prey decloak and surround Atlantis.
(8:43:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:43:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:43:29 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:43:41 PM) TKirr: ::pausesohholycrap::
(8:43:47 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: :fry:
(8:43:51 PM) MajDougMcKnight left the room.
(8:43:52 PM) MajDougMcKnight entered the room.
(8:43:58 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Sorry, connection died.)
(8:43:59 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Mcknight, tell me you didn't miss that
(8:44:00 PM) cmdr shelev: FAILURE
(8:44:16 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Sigh. What did McKnight not miss?)
(8:44:29 PM) cmdr shelev: An anvil fell on your head and you died.
(8:44:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: IMed it to him
(8:45:12 PM) cmdr shelev: "Have fun storming the castle" as they say.
(8:45:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Well then, next week it would appear that we might be well fucked and far from home.
(8:45:35 PM) MajDougMcKnight: 3 Birds of Prey? Pfft. We can take 'em.
(8:45:48 PM) cmdr shelev: Oh, the ship is in no danger.
(8:45:51 PM) TKirr: Sovereign > 3 Birds of Prey
(8:46:04 PM) cmdr shelev: It's the landing party that's going to be a riot.
(8:46:08 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Oh, lovely.
(8:46:26 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Yes, that WILL require them to keep their shields up.
(8:46:35 PM) cmdr shelev: Fortunately, Winchester Repeating Arms Co. > Batt'leth.
(8:46:53 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Crap, McKnight brought a Marlin.
(8:47:08 PM) cmdr shelev: Well then you're right fucked.
(8:47:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Remember who is in command of Atlantis too :v:
(8:47:50 PM) MajDougMcKnight: D'oh.
(8:48:10 PM) TKirr: Ruh rhoh
(8:48:31 PM) TKirr: Too bad Percy couldn't make it, she woulda loved that coil
(8:48:36 PM) cmdr shelev: no shit!
(8:49:01 PM) cmdr shelev: I was :[ the whole sim because I needed my blatant kaylee ripoff lines
(8:49:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: TEsla Coil> :toot:
(8:49:15 PM) TKirr: lol
(8:49:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Percy> :eyetwitch:
(8:49:36 PM) cmdr shelev: someone needs to email this log to her with the subject line LOOK WHAT YOU MISSED THE ONE DAY
(8:49:37 PM) TKirr: woo!
(8:49:41 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Yeah...maybe it'll still be in one piece after the shooting stops, and she can take a good look.
(8:49:54 PM) MajDougMcKnight: I...wouldn't do that.
(8:50:18 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: You would.
(8:50:19 PM) cmdr shelev: oh by the way, if any of you have not played half-life, this is what peck sounds like:
(8:51:18 PM) TKirr: It appears I need to upgrade my Quicktime =X
(8:51:26 PM) cmdr shelev: it's a .wav :[
(8:51:45 PM) TKirr: And it errored.
(8:51:45 PM) TKirr: -_-
(8:51:45 PM) cmdr shelev: fale
(8:52:47 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Heh, I thought of him as Christopher Lloyd
(8:52:55 PM) cmdr shelev: works either wa
(8:52:59 PM) cmdr shelev: so next week we have more shit hitting more fans and we get to dress t'kirr up in a showgirl costume or something
(8:53:13 PM) TKirr: what
(8:53:29 PM) cmdr shelev: :X
(8:53:31 PM) TKirr: I never went to dance skool
(8:53:38 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: GNIGHT EVERYBODY!
(8:53:42 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: THATS OUR SHOW
(8:53:46 PM) TKirr: O_O
(8:53:52 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Night. Back to Lost for me.
(8:53:54 PM) MajDougMcKnight left the room.
(8:54:22 PM) cmdr shelev: I hope he gets found by next week
(8:54:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: rofl
(9:00:43 PM) cmdr shelev left the room.