7:00:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hey hey
7:00:06 PM MajDougMcKnight: Evening.
7:00:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sup
7:01:51 PM cmdr shelev: I just deleted all my accumulated AIM screennames that haven't signed on in a year
7:02:03 PM cmdr shelev: Adium uses 50MB less RAM
7:02:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I have more ram than god
7:02:45 PM cmdr shelev: there were a few exceptions, though, for people whom I want to see if they ever return.
7:02:52 PM cmdr shelev: I set alarms on those accounts
7:03:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Percy
7:03:10 PM cmdr shelev: like tyrany, khiron, and khiron's cheating wife
7:03:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh I forgot about those two
7:03:42 PM LtCmdrBusard: Heya guys.
7:03:47 PM cmdr shelev: poor khiron. worst way to find out your wife cheated ever :smith:
7:04:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Truly
7:04:07 PM LtCmdrBusard: So I hear Speed Racer is a box office flop. This makes me happy.
7:04:16 PM cmdr shelev: I cannot imagine it being any good
7:04:31 PM cmdr shelev: the trailer in a 320x240 box on my screen made my eyes bleed
7:04:34 PM cmdr shelev: :psypop:
7:04:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: The original cartoon was garbage, why would a remake be any better?
7:04:47 PM LtCmdrBusard: I dunno.
7:04:54 PM cmdr shelev: there's always the possiblity
7:05:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You can not polish a turd.
7:05:25 PM LtCmdrBusard: Maybe they thought "Hey, those Marvel and DC guys are making classic superhero movies...maybe we should one up them by making a live action movie out of an anime!"
7:05:37 PM LtCmdrBusard: And then they proceeded to choose the WORST ANIME EVER.
7:05:50 PM cmdr shelev: I was referring in general to the possibilities of remakes being better than the source material.
7:06:04 PM LtCmdrBusard: Ah. Well, um...people are stupid?
7:06:11 PM cmdr shelev: Actually the worst anime ever is Neon Genesis Evangelion. Discuss.
7:06:32 PM LtCmdrBusard: I have never seen it. I cannot disprove that theory.
7:06:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I refuse to discuss anime.
7:06:36 PM cmdr shelev: I DO NOT WANT RELIGIOUS SYMBOLISM IN MY CARTOON ABOUT GIANT ROBOTS.
7:06:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Anime is lumped into my "things that are wrong with Japan" bucket.
7:07:10 PM LtCmdrBusard: Aww. There are SOME that are good.
7:07:16 PM LtCmdrBusard: Just not the vast majority.
7:07:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yes, even I agree with that.
7:07:21 PM LtCmdrBusard: And I mean VAST.
7:07:22 PM cmdr shelev: Miyazaki. Except I don't consider that anime.
7:07:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I liked Vampire Hunter D, and um... Princess Monoonojnonoekeke.
7:07:54 PM cmdr shelev: Macross Plus is the best Giant Robots Beating The Shit Out Of Each Other cartoon ever made.
7:08:01 PM LtCmdrBusard: Yeah, I like Miyazaki, but I'm also a fan of Cowboy Bebop and Full Metal Alchemist.
7:08:21 PM cmdr shelev: Cowboy Bebop is good because it doesn't try to be more than the sum of its parts.
7:08:29 PM cmdr shelev: FMA I cannot fucking stand nor figure out.
7:08:35 PM MajDougMcKnight: I love that show.
7:08:43 PM MajDougMcKnight: Cowboy Bebop, I mean. Never saw FMA.
7:08:51 PM cmdr shelev: I have a rule.
7:08:56 PM MajDougMcKnight: I'll watch pretty much anything by Shinchiro Watanabe.
7:09:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: The general problem with anime is the people who like it.
7:09:04 PM cmdr shelev: If after two episodes I am still uninterested, fuck it.
7:09:16 PM MajDougMcKnight: That's fair.
7:09:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: And try to be Japanese.
7:09:43 PM MajDougMcKnight: I have to admit, I AM irritated by people who insist on being called otakus rather than fanboys.
7:09:46 PM cmdr shelev: Sometimes this backfires, because the first two episodes of baishfosdihfpqifhnwoiah[oIJRH243IHFNDKS (renamed Burst Angels for good reason) were great and then the show as a whole wound up being shit.
7:09:46 PM LtCmdrBusard: Yeah, FMA didn't start out that good, unfortunately. The last episodes are fantastic, but it's kind of like Lost in that it puts things together slowly.
7:09:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: And think they can speak Japanese because they totally only watch subtitled movies
7:09:53 PM MajDougMcKnight: Unless they're girls, I suppose. Fanboy doesn't really work for them.
7:09:56 PM cmdr shelev: I hate Lost, too.
7:10:02 PM LtCmdrBusard: Well, there you go then :-P
7:10:18 PM LtCmdrBusard: And yeah, anime fangirls are the worst.
7:10:27 PM MajDougMcKnight: I love Heroes...but it's kinda like that.
7:10:35 PM cmdr shelev: :eng101: they are also ugly and/or stupid
7:10:38 PM MajDougMcKnight: You have to wait a few episodes for people to bust out the fucking powers.
7:10:44 PM LtCmdrBusard: ESPECIALLY the ones that dress up as Ed from FMA or Naruto. I want to stab them in the face until there is no more face.
7:11:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: isn't naruto something japanese 5 year olds watch
7:11:05 PM cmdr shelev: I want to exile from computers anyone who likes naruto
7:11:17 PM LtCmdrBusard: *high fives Shelev*
7:11:22 PM cmdr shelev: I don't know, someone tried to show me naruto and it failed the two episode rule.
7:11:28 PM MajDougMcKnight: I had this college age fanboy constantly trying to tell me what happened in the latest chapter of the manga.
7:11:36 PM LtCmdrBusard: KILL HEEM.
7:11:51 PM MajDougMcKnight: Until one night, I got drunk, told him in detail about all the shit I didn't give, and blocked him.
7:12:02 PM LtCmdrBusard: ...
7:12:03 PM LtCmdrBusard: <3
7:12:16 PM cmdr shelev: The only manga I own copies of is six issues of Iron Wok Jan because it's funny as hell since it's basicaly Iron Chef: The Comic Book
7:12:27 PM MajDougMcKnight: Yeah. I felt a LITTLE bad when I was sober, but not enough to unblock him.
7:12:34 PM MajDougMcKnight: Evening.
7:12:38 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hoy thar!
7:12:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya T'Kirr
7:12:47 PM TKirr: Meh...
7:12:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well then, we are five
7:12:56 PM MajDougMcKnight: Avatar is KIND of anime.
7:13:05 PM MajDougMcKnight: But I'll go to my grave swearing that's a good show.
7:13:29 PM LtCmdrBusard: Really? Because personally I'd rather go to my grave swearing nothing. Because I'd be dead.
7:13:47 PM MajDougMcKnight: You could use a tape recorder or something.
7:13:50 PM cmdr shelev: Tangent: Bring back the cartoon Heavy Metal, please.
7:13:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I am going to have an epithet damning someplace on earth.
7:14:00 PM cmdr shelev: Los Angeles?
7:14:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Like W.C. Fields has on his tombstone. "I'd rather be here than Cleveland."
7:14:15 PM LtCmdrBusard: Oo, do New Jersey.
7:14:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Berkeley.
7:14:23 PM cmdr shelev: My epithet will say "what"
7:14:23 PM LtCmdrBusard: O.O
7:14:30 PM LtCmdrBusard: But...but...It's Berkeley...
7:14:35 PM cmdr shelev: Yes.
7:14:42 PM cmdr shelev: Congratulations on proving the man's point.
7:14:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Berkeley is a cancer upon the world and needs to be lanced.
7:14:47 PM LtCmdrBusard: ...
7:14:58 PM LtCmdrBusard: <---Practically entire family graduated from there.
7:15:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I apologize for nothing!
7:15:33 PM cmdr shelev: UC Berkeley is OK as long as it's the sciences wing.
7:15:47 PM LtCmdrBusard: Right. Well, I like it. It's endearing, in a pot-filled hippie-ridden sort of way.
7:15:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You can smell it from the other side of the bay.
7:16:12 PM MajDougMcKnight: My sister went to Stanford. Based entirely in what you've told me, I guess that means I have to hate Berkeley.
7:16:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Stanford is the correct choice.
7:16:25 PM LtCmdrBusard: Aw maaan.
7:16:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sorry, it's just the way it is. :-/
7:16:42 PM cmdr shelev: I feel dumb just driving within a mile of Stanford.
7:16:52 PM LtCmdrBusard: *goes to her Berkeley-loving corner*
7:16:57 PM MajDougMcKnight: At least there are palm trees.
7:16:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: HAY LOOK AT OUR PARTICLE ACCELERATOR :cool:
7:17:25 PM LtCmdrBusard: Yes. But alas, still no Stanfurdium :-P
7:17:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: "I will zap you with subatomic particles that you've never heard of."
7:17:31 PM cmdr shelev: Someone at Stanford designed that particle accelerator to compensate for something.
7:17:36 PM cmdr shelev: It even goes up at one end.
7:17:39 PM LtCmdrBusard: Lmao
7:17:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Welp,
7:18:10 PM TKirr: /yawnwiltsnooze
7:18:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Let's start before T'Kirr falls over.
7:18:18 PM LtCmdrBusard: Right, so...game?
7:18:30 PM TKirr: I woke up for this? Heh...
7:18:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Shelev, mission brief. Chop chop!
7:18:34 PM cmdr shelev: T'Kirr can sleep through this one, she has my permission.
7:18:39 PM TKirr: YAY!!
7:19:04 PM cmdr shelev: Mission brief is we're finishing this plot unless we don't in which case next week T'Kirr can sleep through things again.
7:19:34 PM cmdr shelev: We are in Klingon space, and reactions are 50/50 "FLEE" and "SUFFER NOT THE COLLECTIVE TO LIVE"
7:20:31 PM cmdr shelev: Also Starfleet is trying to spin the amateur photographs of a Borg sphere and Federation Sovereign not shooting at each other.
7:20:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Freaking Paparazzi
7:20:55 PM MajDougMcKnight: Doesn't that make us look evil?
7:21:06 PM MajDougMcKnight: Oh, right. Thus the spin.
7:21:20 PM cmdr shelev: Yep. Fortunately that's just there because if we ever encounter someone who wants to insult the federation I can play that card.
7:21:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Our PR folks are the best.
7:21:38 PM cmdr shelev: Not Our Problem
7:21:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Anyway, questions?
7:22:00 PM MajDougMcKnight: Yeah, one.
7:22:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Shoot.
7:22:13 PM MajDougMcKnight: We're in their space, but still enroute to Qu'onos itself?
7:22:17 PM cmdr shelev: Yes.
7:22:21 PM MajDougMcKnight: Excellent.
7:22:28 PM cmdr shelev: We are almost there actually.
7:22:37 PM MajDougMcKnight: Okay then.
7:22:44 PM TKirr: /YAWN.... 'cuse me.
7:22:57 PM cmdr shelev: That's ok I already gave you permission to go back to bed as GM for the week
7:22:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I didn't know Vulcans yawned.
7:23:05 PM LtCmdrBusard: Guess they do now.
7:23:23 PM MajDougMcKnight: Every time the do, Surak loses a debate.
7:23:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh snap.
7:23:31 PM TKirr: You never said "Begin Sim".
7:23:34 PM LtCmdrBusard: OH NOES.
7:23:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:23:37 PM TKirr: So I'm still capable.
7:23:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: :haw:
7:23:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:23:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:24:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::on the bridge, watching them follow the sphere on the viewscreen:
7:24:21 PM TKirr: ::on the Bridge, doing the same::
7:24:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::arms crossed in the center seat, just waiting for this to all go south:
7:24:41 PM cmdr shelev: ::Also on bridge, watching The World's Most Boring Escort Mission.::
7:24:50 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Frowns deeply, noting that their ETA is fast diminishing, and makes his choice, stepping away from his console:: Admiral, before we dive past the no turning back point, may I have a quick word with you in private?
7:25:03 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::On the bridge, totally not secretly playing pong on half her screen::
7:25:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Certainly. Mr. Shelev, you have the bridge. ::enters the flag office:
7:25:43 PM cmdr shelev: ::By now, there are a bunch of loyal Klingons following at a safe distance. And one random Ferengi that's taking the opportunity to fly to Qo'noS in what is obviously the safest convoy ever.::
7:25:44 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Follows silently, said frown not notably lifting::
7:26:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ferengi> :q:
7:26:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::doesn't go behind the desk:: Yes, Major?
7:26:57 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Notes the frown as she looks back for a moment, her own expression fading slowly into one as she closes the pong window and goes back to schematics.::
7:28:27 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> The Borg Mobius Strip falls out of warp and the sphere does the same.
7:28:33 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Looks down at the rug, softly thumping his fist into his open palm a few times before looking back up:: Sir, it won't be long now. And while I've been trying to simply dial up the dour Scottish reserve for once to do my duty...I
7:28:46 PM cmdr shelev: Helm, drop out of warp. What the hell was that?
7:29:04 PM MajDougMcKnight: really need to know how you plan to proceed. Because your answer will determine whether or not I need to formally request to be temporarily relieved of duty.
7:29:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: How I plan to proceed in what respect?
7:30:22 PM cmdr shelev: Hail them.
7:30:41 PM cmdr shelev: ::Korok appears on screen. Obviously no one sleeps over there.::
7:30:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::notes they've dropped out of warp, but there's a Captain and a Commander on the bridge and this is what he pays them for ::
7:30:52 PM cmdr shelev: What just happened?
7:30:55 PM MajDougMcKnight: I didn't especially get the feeling Korok was inviting us along so we could replicate popcorn for everyone who showed up for this. And I remember Shelev's advice. Shoot at whatever he's shooting at?
7:31:13 PM MajDougMcKnight: Because if that's how we're operating on this one...I don't think I can be a part of that.
7:31:24 PM cmdr shelev: Korok> Warp drive has failed on adjunct fourteen of three.
7:31:33 PM cmdr shelev: ...What just happened?
7:31:49 PM cmdr shelev: Korok> The other ship is broken.
7:31:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Doug, I'm playing it by ear I admit, but have some faith. Like I told Korok, we have no direct quarrel with the Duras. I'm not shooting at anything that doesn't shoot at us first.
7:32:28 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Looks at the view screen quizzically::
7:32:31 PM cmdr shelev: ... Right. ::Customer service voice:: Can we help you repair it in some way?
7:32:31 PM TKirr: ::does a scan of said ship::
7:33:29 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::At that, some of the tension finally seems to lift, and he nods slowly:: Could one say I have your word on that, sir? Whatever vague not quite threats Korok makes about our future friendship with his glorious new technocracy?
7:33:34 PM cmdr shelev: Korok> It needs a direct dilithium injection into the ramscoop and inertia.
7:34:13 PM cmdr shelev: ::Doesn't like where this conversation is going.:: Are you going to leave them or...
7:34:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yes, you have my word, whatever grandiose posturing he throws at us. Frankly, it doesn't look like Korok needs our help.
7:34:36 PM cmdr shelev: Korok> I trust you have some stasis dilithium?
7:34:56 PM cmdr shelev: ::Looks at Percy and mutes the viewer.:: Do we?
7:35:11 PM LtCmdrBusard: I believe so, sir.
7:35:28 PM cmdr shelev: Can we spare a container just to get this damn thing moving again?
7:35:47 PM MajDougMcKnight: Not so far. But then, it looks like we're headed for a greeting party a lot nastier than Duras' little flotilla. All the same, that's all I needed to know, sir.
7:36:19 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Nods:: I'll go get one. Should I just transport it to the other ship, sir?
7:36:48 PM cmdr shelev: I'll let you know. Dismissed.
7:36:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::grins:: Take your station then.
7:37:18 PM LtCmdrBusard: Aye, sir. ::Heads to Engineering to get a container of stasis dilithium.::
7:37:23 PM cmdr shelev: ::Unmutes.:: General Korok, we are preparing to send you a container of stasis dilithium. Is there anything else you need?
7:37:32 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Nods:: Sir.
7:37:42 PM cmdr shelev: Korok> We need assistance injecting it.
7:37:49 PM cmdr shelev: :: :gonk: ::
7:37:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::walks out onto the bridge:: Status report, Captain.
7:38:03 PM cmdr shelev: One moment.
7:38:06 PM cmdr shelev: ::Mutes::
7:38:15 PM cmdr shelev: The small thing ran out of gas.
7:38:19 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Turns on his heel and strides back out onto the bridge. He's still frowning, of course, because...freaking Borg. But it's not quite of the weapons grade variety anymore::
7:38:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ...
7:38:32 PM cmdr shelev: We are going to give it some gas, but he wants one of us to go over to put it in.
7:39:10 PM MajDougMcKnight: Does anyone know how to say "Go to hell" in binary?
7:39:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Form an away team and do it, just to get us moving.
7:39:36 PM cmdr shelev: ...Aye..
7:39:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Don't get assimilated.
7:39:57 PM MajDougMcKnight: ...I'll just arrange for a security detail.
7:40:07 PM cmdr shelev: ::Unmutes.:: If it will get us moving faster, I'll bring an away team over.
7:40:16 PM cmdr shelev: Korok> Good. ::Viewer cuts off.::
7:40:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: And keep an eye on that Ferengi that's tagging along while we're just sitting here.
7:41:04 PM cmdr shelev: Right. He'll be pissed we're giving it away gratis.
7:41:21 PM MajDougMcKnight: Would four projectile rifle armed marines be dipliomatic enough, sir?
7:41:24 PM cmdr shelev: +Percy+ Bridge to Busard.
7:41:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::sits down in the center seat
7:41:37 PM LtCmdrBusard: +Bridge+ Busard here.
7:42:11 PM cmdr shelev: +Busard+ After you get the container, go to transporter room two. And bring an EVA suit. Don't worry, I'm bringing marines with us.
7:42:29 PM LtCmdrBusard: +Bridge+ Aye, sir.
7:42:51 PM cmdr shelev: Major, those four Marines sound good.
7:42:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: An EVA suit.
7:43:03 PM cmdr shelev: Look at the thing.
7:43:19 PM cmdr shelev: Even if was breathable I wouldn't want to inhale.
7:43:24 PM MajDougMcKnight: Permission to help comprise those four, sir?
7:43:33 PM cmdr shelev: Granted.
7:43:49 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Puts a container of stasis dilithium on one of those hover thingies which probably have a better name than that. Then grabs the EVA suit and heads for the transporter room.::
7:43:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr, keep a constant lock on the away team's biosignatures and transport out at the first sign of trouble.
7:43:58 PM TKirr: Aye, sir.
7:43:58 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Nods, and hands his station off to a subordinate, before getting in the turbolift:: Deck 7.
7:44:06 PM cmdr shelev: Let's hope the occupants of that thing are as stupid as the thing itself..
7:44:46 PM LtCmdrBusard: (They're not stupid! They're advaaaanced.)
7:45:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (that's why they need a jump in the middle of BFE!)
7:45:14 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> Time passes, and we all go to the transporter room with a barrel of spaceship juice.
7:45:56 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Stepping onto the pad, he and his marines space themselves out on the outer pads, so that when they beam down, they'll have a permiter established already::
7:46:02 PM TKirr: ((BFE.. that's what they call my parking lot at work))
7:46:28 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Yup) ::Steps onto a pad that hadn't already been occupied with a marine. The container takes up another one.::
7:46:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::crosses his arms, wondering how he gets in these situations:
7:46:44 PM cmdr shelev: ((You know damn well, buckwheat :haw: ))
7:46:48 PM cmdr shelev: Energize.
7:46:56 PM cmdr shelev: ::WHOOSH::
7:47:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::Figures Alexi must still be sore about not commanding Atlantis anymore::
7:47:38 PM cmdr shelev: ::EVERYTHING IS BLACK AND GREEN. AND IT SMELLS OF TURNIPS. Oh wait that's the suit.::
7:48:08 PM cmdr shelev: So. Where is the engine on a borg moebius strip.
7:48:13 PM TKirr: ::stands by contentedly on the Bridge, turnip-free::
7:48:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jack> ::negotiating a deal with the Ferengi for some Romulan Ale and assorted other booze::
7:48:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I take it they've beamed over.
7:48:50 PM TKirr: They've just arrived.
7:48:53 PM cmdr shelev: ::Notices all the borg "staff" just wandering forward in one direction. They will get there eventually and there are no traffic jams this way!::
7:48:57 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Glanced at the Mark III tactical suit's HUD, just to confirm everyone came over in one piece before scanning the area for drones.::
7:49:19 PM cmdr shelev: I guess we walk forward until we find something that looks like an engine.
7:49:29 PM MajDougMcKnight: I don't know about you guys, but those still look like drones to me.
7:49:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> There is an assimilated cat wandering around.
7:49:46 PM cmdr shelev: (( :( ))
7:50:15 PM LtCmdrBusard: Guess so, sir. ::Looks wearily at the borg, before taking out a tricorder and scanning the area for any sign of an engine.::
7:50:22 PM cmdr shelev: ::Leads the away team forward, as there's really no other direction.::
7:50:30 PM MajDougMcKnight: ...We should have just brought some tricobalt devices with us.
7:50:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The assimilated cat is chasing an assimilated mouse.
7:51:09 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Is deeply disturbed by the assimilated animals.::
7:51:15 PM cmdr shelev: Well I'm thinking this widget is to draw fire anyway.
7:51:33 PM MajDougMcKnight: It should be busy, then.
7:52:01 PM cmdr shelev: Hrm.
7:52:10 PM cmdr shelev: ::Kneels down and looks under the floor.::
7:52:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The mouse darts into the floor and gets away!
7:52:52 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> The cat chases the mouse over Shelev's head onto the other side of the moebius strip. Oh wait.
7:53:04 PM LtCmdrBusard: (lmao)
7:53:07 PM cmdr shelev: Ain't this some shit.
7:53:22 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Follows Shelev's line of vision with a "Hmm?"::
7:53:30 PM cmdr shelev: ::Climbs over to 100% further away than he was.::
7:54:14 PM TKirr: ::frowns, naturally loud enough for Ian to hear::
7:54:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::Watches the viewer nervously and turns at T'Kirr's frown::
7:54:35 PM cmdr shelev: Well that was faster than walkin. Pass me the hose from that tank. I found something that will either explode when we put fuel in it, or it is the fuel tank.
7:55:06 PM MajDougMcKnight: Shouldn't someone be comming Atlantis, let them know we're not under attack yet?
7:55:06 PM TKirr: ::blinks, muttering something about being impossible::
7:55:22 PM cmdr shelev: Sounds like your job.
7:55:46 PM LtCmdrBusard: Uh...right, sir. ::Hands Shelev the hose::
7:56:22 PM cmdr shelev: ::Shelev pushes an obnoxiously large button and a flap opens to reveal a recepticle and a big needle on a symbol that is bright red. The other symbol is green.::
7:56:53 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Wonders how Shelev could have possibly gotten the idea that was the fuel tank::
7:57:08 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Sighs and activates his comm:: +Bridge+ Atlantis, McKnight here.
7:57:11 PM cmdr shelev: ::It's the only thing with a big needle on it!::
7:57:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ Go ahead Major.
7:57:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (test)
7:58:00 PM cmdr shelev: (pass)
7:58:22 PM cmdr shelev: ::Fools with the nozzle a bit and can't make it fit. :( ::
7:58:36 PM LtCmdrBusard: ...Would you like me to try, sir?
7:58:40 PM cmdr shelev: Would you?
7:59:06 PM cmdr shelev: ::flips around to -100% of where he was and takes over keeping the tank from floating away.::
7:59:06 PM MajDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ Captain Shelev believes...hopes he's located their dilithium injector...thing. We're about to test that out. Also, no hostile contact thus far. They just mill around, acting like we've all heard Borg drones do.
7:59:18 PM MajDougMcKnight: Which, truth be told, worries me plenty on its own.
7:59:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ Indeed. Well, get on with it and get out of there.
7:59:55 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Almost chuckles:: Certainly, sir. ::Moves to where Shelev is, and reshapes the end of the hose to make it fit::
8:00:16 PM LtCmdrBusard: (*Shelev was)
8:01:21 PM MajDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ I'll leave this place gladly. It's just...I hope they don't act like drones when we get there.
8:02:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ Some of them may not know any better yet, from Janeway's reports on the matter. They are at least supposedly free from the Colective.
8:02:12 PM cmdr shelev: Tank> Glug glug glug.
8:02:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Borg Engine> :toot:
8:03:06 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> A borg drone comes to where the away team is standing. It flips open a hatch in the floor and fits a large crank, which it begins turning.
8:03:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Borg Engine> :toot::toot::toot::toot:
8:04:06 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::eyetwitch::
8:04:09 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> Another borg drone comes and pulls a lever, and the engine does the closest thing as possible to roaring to life.
8:04:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((yes I got the eyetwitch!))
8:04:47 PM cmdr shelev: Ok, button that up, we're getting back to Atlantis before it goes to warp.
8:05:27 PM LtCmdrBusard: Right, sir. ::Unattaches the hose, and seals everything up tight before moving back to the rest of the away team::
8:05:37 PM cmdr shelev: (( ahhahaha the guy with the drag porsche outside just fired it up ))
8:05:53 PM LtCmdrBusard: ((lol, nice))
8:05:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Nice timing :toot: ))
8:06:15 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Nods, rifle in the ready position, but not actually aimed at any of the newcomers::
8:06:15 PM cmdr shelev: +Atlantis+ Away team to Atlantis, please beam us up. Now.
8:06:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods to T'Kirr::
8:06:32 PM TKirr: ::hears the call and pushes the big transportery button::
8:06:43 PM cmdr shelev: ((I think you're about three minutes slow for my GMing, mike ))
8:07:04 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> The borg jump to warp as soon as the away team leaves.
8:07:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Match their course and speed, engage!
8:07:34 PM MajDougMcKnight: (Yeah, sorry, I was distracted for a minute.)
8:07:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Helm> ::floors Atlantis::
8:07:49 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> Atlantis and the rest of the followers give chase.
8:07:49 PM TKirr: Away Team aboard.
8:08:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I'll bet they're glad to be back.
8:08:05 PM cmdr shelev: ::Removes helmet.:: Ok, that was weird enough for everything.
8:08:27 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Removes her helmet too:: Were they supposed to be suddenly running away?
8:08:40 PM cmdr shelev: Who the hell knows.
8:09:06 PM cmdr shelev: Buncha scary wackos.
8:09:54 PM LtCmdrBusard: Scary CYBORG wackos. If it were a television show, it'd be cool.
8:10:28 PM MajDougMcKnight: Okay, seriously, am I the only one unnerved at the fact that those guys still acted just like regular Borg? And we're escorting them to the Klingon homeworld?
8:11:00 PM cmdr shelev: Major, the amount of shit that has happened in the last 24 hours that has unnerved me is... a lot of shit.
8:11:22 PM cmdr shelev: Look on the bright side - ain't our problem.
8:11:37 PM LtCmdrBusard: Er...are you sure about that, sir?
8:11:57 PM LtCmdrBusard: Us assisting a Borg invasion of the Klingon homeworld seems kind of like our problem.
8:13:46 PM cmdr shelev: I don't have an answer for that, but I do know that the Klingon homeworld is a damn sight close to impossible to invade.
8:13:46 PM MajDougMcKnight: Look, I'm prepared to trust the Admiral's judgement on this one...I'm just saying we should brief him on what we saw over there. Pronto.
8:13:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::watching the sphere ahead of them with apprehension again::
8:14:05 PM cmdr shelev: Permission granted. I'm getting out of this suit, first.
8:14:43 PM MajDougMcKnight: ...You have a point, Captain. A couple billion Klingons armed with swords should be a little harder than their usual targets.
8:15:30 PM cmdr shelev: Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, Major. Still, we've done weirder. ::Exists TR::
8:16:03 PM LtCmdrBusard: Right. I'll go put this back now. ::Indicates the container before exitting. Once the container is put away, she puts the EVA suit away and heads back towards the Bridge.::
8:17:22 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Pulls off the heavier components of the EVA getup, but leaves the basic suit on as he heads for the bridge. He can get into proper uniform later.::
8:20:14 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::And, since someone has to get to the bridge eventually, McKnight steps out of the turbolift:: Sir...we should talk again.
8:20:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Go ahead, Major.
8:20:24 PM TKirr: ::monitors the juiced up Borg craft, making sure it doesn't spritz out again::
8:20:48 PM TKirr: ::watches McKnight, too, for any hint of what happened down there::
8:22:04 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Gets back to the bridge, unsure if there was to be a debriefing or not.::
8:22:18 PM MajDougMcKnight: These ARE supposed to be the liberated kind of Borg, right? Like, the kind who actually make conversation beyond the kind you'd hear out of an action figure when you pull its string?
8:22:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That's the idea, yes.
8:22:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::eyes the sphere speeding ahead of them::
8:23:01 PM TKirr: ::brow perk at analogy::
8:25:30 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Quietly approaches the admiral and McKnight, looking from one to the other.::
8:25:37 PM MajDougMcKnight: Well...these guys weren't big on conversation. Or...paying any attention to us at all, actually.
8:26:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: They acted like regular drones, you said.
8:26:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr, we have knowledge of Borg communication protocols.
8:26:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Scan for any link to the Collective from these two ships.
8:26:35 PM TKirr: ::twigs and gets right on it::
8:27:10 PM TKirr: ::takes a second to retrieve information and runs the scan:: I'm not detecting any.
8:27:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That's the best we can do right now. Perhaps some of them don't know how else to act.
8:28:21 PM cmdr shelev: (( They are also quite dim considering their transportation. :v: ))
8:28:25 PM TKirr: Droids too long?
8:28:29 PM MajDougMcKnight: (There IS that.)
8:29:45 PM MajDougMcKnight: Fine. But I just want to go on record as saying that I'm not too hopeful about all Korok's splendid talk of revitalizing the Empire and its honor if these are the guys he plans on using to build his better tomorrow.
8:29:45 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> Time passes. We are approaching Qo'nos!
8:30:15 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Returns at some point to her station, ticking away::
8:30:23 PM cmdr shelev: ::Shelev is back on the bridge, preparing the ship for a swift running away.::
8:30:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Time to Qo'noS.
8:30:48 PM TKirr: ::having received several "Arewethereyet?" calls from the sphere, having not bothered to run them through to the viewer, is glad to be almost there::
8:31:12 PM cmdr shelev: How about now?
8:31:39 PM cmdr shelev: ::The Borg drop out of warp, followed by the admirers. Atlantis follows, naturally.::
8:31:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ferengi> :q:
8:32:07 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> Everyone comes out of warp to see pretty much the entire Klingon Imperial Fleet stationed in orbit. No one is shooting, however.
8:32:27 PM TKirr: ::gulps at all the contacts on short range sensors::
8:32:43 PM cmdr shelev: Ok, can we say "thanks, goodbye" now?
8:32:45 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Keeps his eyes peeled for sensor locks on them in particular::
8:32:47 PM TKirr: We appear to have a welcoming party.
8:33:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::looking at the viewer:: So I see.
8:33:05 PM MajDougMcKnight: And everyone's invited.
8:33:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Let's just wait and see how this plays out.
8:33:49 PM cmdr shelev: Korok on all channels> FELLOW WARRIORS! I, Korok, have returned from captivity and demand to speak with the high council!
8:34:40 PM cmdr shelev: Random Old Fart Klingon> The high council listens, but does not speak in the absence of the chancellor!
8:34:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::sits back and watches the show::
8:35:31 PM cmdr shelev: Korok> I challenge the council for the right to sit upon the throne!
8:35:53 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> Several hundred thousand weapons arm at once.
8:36:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Helm, be ready to go to warp at a moment's notice.
8:36:22 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> Everyone that isn't Borg, Atlantis included, Backs. The fuck. Off.
8:36:23 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::His console chirps in alarm, like a bluebird in cardiac arrest::
8:36:43 PM cmdr shelev: Please tell me none of those are aiming at us.
8:37:06 PM TKirr: ::goes all tense, watching her scanners like a hawk::
8:37:48 PM MajDougMcKnight: No, sir. Looks like we're okay, provided we're nowhere near the crossfire.
8:38:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: How can we predict who is going to shoot at who here.
8:38:44 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> A Klingon ship decloaks behind the sphere, like a dagger that comes out of the dark to wrap around its victim's throat.
8:38:59 PM MajDougMcKnight: I kinda get the feeling we're not going to be anyone's priority.
8:39:20 PM cmdr shelev: ???> All of you, stand down at once.
8:39:33 PM TKirr: ::spans viewer to decloaker::
8:39:34 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Begins calculating how much power she can convert to shields at a moment's notice. And then does the same for how fast the warp drive can get them out of there.::
8:39:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh what now.
8:40:14 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> Martok's face - who could help but notice the missing eye? - appears on the viewer. Most of the Klingons disarm.
8:40:35 PM MajDougMcKnight: ...I guess they don't make crashing shuttles like they used to.
8:40:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Martok! ::eyes go wide::
8:40:47 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Blink...blink blink blink::
8:40:50 PM cmdr shelev: Another Klingon> A BORG TRICK! Martok is dead!
8:41:14 PM cmdr shelev: Martok> Rumors of my death have been taken as seriously as I had hoped.
8:41:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: The clever old bastard...
8:42:33 PM cmdr shelev: Martok> Bretheren, though I might live by the gift of Kahless, I worry that the Empire would not survive another generation should I fall.
8:43:28 PM cmdr shelev: Martok> What I have seen in the prior months is a tribute that no matter the age, Klingons are WARRIORS!
8:43:46 PM cmdr shelev: "Crowd"> ::rabblerabblerabble::
8:45:24 PM cmdr shelev: Martok> I vanished as a test of the strength of the Empire. It has passed, and not only that, but we have sign with us!
8:45:54 PM cmdr shelev: Martok> This warrior has defeated his enslavers, uprised against his foreign adversary, and returned home through a multitude of foes as gesture to his fallen Chancellor!
8:46:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::wonders just how he's gonna explain this to Zuriyev::
8:47:04 PM cmdr shelev: Martok> General Korok, you remain Klingon, despite all who would cease their sight at your torn visage. And I only have one eye to gaze upon you!
8:48:07 PM cmdr shelev: Martok> I confer upon you induction into the Order of the Bat'leth! All who would oppose, would oppose me!
8:48:37 PM cmdr shelev: Duras ship> HOUSE DURAS DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THIS INFILTRATOR!
8:48:45 PM cmdr shelev: ::The Duras ship is made to go away.::
8:48:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Uh-oh.
8:48:59 PM MajDougMcKnight: Well...looks like the buck's been passed well away from us. Which is fine with me.
8:49:36 PM cmdr shelev: Martok> AS I SAID, Some would not pass judgement beyond the flesh. They are COWARDS.
8:50:48 PM cmdr shelev: Martok> Stand down, warriors. Welcome General Korok to Qo'noS. Should he or his crew harm but one Klingon, he shall be ended. Qapla!
8:50:57 PM cmdr shelev: Klingons> QAPLA!
8:51:35 PM cmdr shelev: ::The Borg are escorted into Qo'noS's orbit.::
8:51:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Captain Shelev, send the Chancellor our best wishes and get us the hell out of here.
8:51:40 PM TKirr: ::has the feeling she's just watched a significant moment in Alpha Quadrant history::
8:51:44 PM cmdr shelev: Aye... sir...
8:52:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ferengi> ::starts selling I <3 Martok T-Shirts::
8:52:15 PM cmdr shelev: ((Damn they're faster than cafepress))
8:52:29 PM cmdr shelev: Helm, direct route to federation space, maximum warp. Engage.
8:52:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((He had both sides printed up, like the Superbowl))
8:52:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> We GTFO.
8:52:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:52:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:52:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:52:50 PM TKirr: ::pauses::
8:52:52 PM cmdr shelev: (( I'm still pissed that Amazon wouldn't sell me my 19-0 Patriots book))
8:53:02 PM MajDougMcKnight: Wow. I did NOT see that coming. Nicely done.
8:53:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: And there you have it, indeed, a significant moment in Alpha Quadrant History
8:53:22 PM cmdr shelev: Martok is too awesome
8:53:23 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hooray!
8:53:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: From a Shelev plot even!
8:53:27 PM MajDougMcKnight: He is!
8:53:51 PM cmdr shelev: And doug can know that the borg will probably be executed except for korok. :v:
8:54:03 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hooray! Bloodshed!
8:54:07 PM LtCmdrBusard: ...Wait...
8:54:11 PM cmdr shelev: It'll be on the news next week
8:54:34 PM cmdr shelev: "Another genocidal campaign in Klingon space. Now, PAGE TWO!"
8:55:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Pongo's review of Rocky 5. THOUSANd.
8:55:30 PM cmdr shelev: I don't know if I got it across in all the bat'tleth rattling, but Martok faked his death because he wanted a vacation :v:
8:55:30 PM LtCmdrBusard: *snrk* Mario Party 264, coming out this spring.
8:55:43 PM cmdr shelev: AND STILL NO PORT OF PUSHY PENGUINS DAMMIT
8:55:50 PM cmdr shelev: Duke Nukem Forever, Fall!
8:56:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah right :v:
8:56:05 PM cmdr shelev: (Of which year, we don't know. But definitely Fall.)
8:56:26 PM LtCmdrBusard: Spore: Still not out yet :-(
8:56:28 PM cmdr shelev: The irony of DNF is that by the time it comes out no one will think duke nukem is cool because we're no longer 12
8:56:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Next week, a new plot!
8:56:34 PM LtCmdrBusard: Woo!
8:56:45 PM cmdr shelev: And not written by me, so it will probably be coherent.
8:56:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: What it is, I don't know yet!
8:56:51 PM TKirr: Spore in September, I think.
8:57:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: But, I will tell you all that I intend to focus more on us as a crew for the next few plots.
8:57:17 PM TKirr: Yay for focus!
8:57:21 PM cmdr shelev: Yes halfway through this last arc I realized that I was mary sueing too much
8:57:39 PM cmdr shelev: so Jason is going to make us all :emo: and shit
8:57:57 PM LtCmdrBusard: ...Can we blow shit up too?
8:58:01 PM cmdr shelev: shelev will start writing gothic poetry and we're going on a mission with cervantes or something
8:58:04 PM LtCmdrBusard: AHH!!
8:58:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: It's just that I think we've been sitting around in too many meetings.
8:58:10 PM LtCmdrBusard: *goes and hides*
8:58:35 PM TKirr: Haha
8:59:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: So, let's look for some good characterization ahead.
9:00:41 PM LtCmdrBusard: Wewt!
9:00:53 PM MajDougMcKnight: When we find out Atlantis is haunted.
9:01:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: By a sentient computer!
9:01:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh wait
9:01:17 PM LtCmdrBusard: Not my fault!
9:01:21 PM TKirr: o_O
9:01:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Don't worry, Percy, we did that plot already.
9:01:40 PM LtCmdrBusard: Oh *phwew*
9:01:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Though, I think technically, the sentient AI is still in there somewhere.
9:02:02 PM TKirr: You know... I forgot all about that.
9:02:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: It was a subplot from a chief engineer about six chiefs ago.
9:02:29 PM LtCmdrBusard: Ah.
9:02:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: He was batshit insane, so don't worry!
9:03:57 PM TKirr: Heh.
9:04:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh congrats to me and Doug for winning the log of the month for the only log written :V
9:05:29 PM TKirr: Heh... default grats?
9:05:54 PM LtCmdrBusard: Congratulations for the punchy :-)
9:05:56 PM TKirr: ::nods::
9:07:10 PM MajDougMcKnight: Gotta love punchy.
9:07:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Now it's time to thing of something terrible to do to y'all next week.
9:07:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I really need to get a CMO in here so I can injure some folks.
9:07:48 PM LtCmdrBusard: Well, crap.
9:07:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: :::cackles madly::
9:08:02 PM MajDougMcKnight: Lacking a counselor hasn't stopped anyone from being emotionally abused.
9:08:07 PM MajDougMcKnight: Just saying.
9:08:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well, I didn't hurt the ship that badly before Percy came along.
9:08:16 PM TKirr: ROFL
9:08:28 PM LtCmdrBusard: :-(
9:08:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Watch now, I'll find a new CMO and y'all will be like GO AWAY :(
9:08:58 PM TKirr: I dunno.. you had to let us borrow a brand new ship just to have it swallowed whole.
9:09:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well, okay.
9:09:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We had an engineer then.
9:10:42 PM TKirr: Hm
9:11:57 PM LtCmdrBusard: Alternatively, we could all deal with angst the fun way.
9:12:02 PM LtCmdrBusard: Booze. :-D
9:12:09 PM LtCmdrBusard: Because that solves EVERYTHING!
9:14:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jack did make some trades with the Ferengi.
9:14:56 PM MajDougMcKnight: Sweet.
9:15:00 PM LtCmdrBusard: Noice.
9:15:11 PM MajDougMcKnight: Just no drunken spin the bottle plot!
9:15:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That would end with Harper stabbing Shelev with a broken bottle.
9:15:29 PM LtCmdrBusard: Awww...all my dreams ruined forever.
9:15:53 PM TKirr: hahaha
9:16:49 PM TKirr: Okay guys... bed for me.
9:16:55 PM LtCmdrBusard: G'night T'Kirr.
9:16:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Night!
9:17:10 PM TKirr: Night, see you next week.