6:56:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Heya
6:56:12 PM tkirr: *gasp* There's two of you.
6:56:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Wait what
6:56:26 PM tkirr: You're listed twice
6:56:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: How strange.
6:56:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BRB
7:01:39 PM majdougmcknight: Evening.
7:02:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Back
7:07:06 PM majdougmcknight: No Shelev signs yet, eh?
7:07:21 PM tkirr: NO alien sightings.
7:12:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I sighted a Vulcan and a Betazoid.
7:12:16 PM majdougmcknight: Annoying. My connection has been particular prone to crapping out tonight.
7:13:50 PM majdougmcknight: And we are 4. Which may be the best we can hope for.
7:13:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya
7:13:58 PM ltcmdrbusard: ...How am I not the last one here?
7:14:01 PM ltcmdrbusard: Also, hi.
7:14:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well, Andorians just can't be relied on, you see.
7:15:10 PM ltcmdrbusard: Ah, of course.
7:16:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then, might as well get started without him.
7:16:40 PM ltcmdrbusard: Roight!
7:16:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: When last we left our unfortunate folk, they were stuck in their skivvies waiting for their soaking wet clothes to dry.
7:17:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: It's a snowy deciduous forest outside, about 0 degrees C.
7:17:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We have a monkey to eat.
7:17:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?
7:18:07 PM ltcmdrbusard: Nope.
7:18:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh, and we have a decent supply of water.
7:19:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then
7:19:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:19:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:19:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:19:27 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Wishes she had chosen a different day to break out the Superman undies.::
7:19:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::standing by the warm wall, looking as authoritative as he can in his skivvies:: Okay listen up.
7:20:05 PM majdougmcknight: ::Covers his snicker with a cough:: See, things are looking up already. If phasers run low, we can fall back on heat vision.
7:20:28 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Looks at McKnight and pouts::
7:21:29 PM tkirr: ::huddles in a jacket near the warm wall::
7:21:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks around at the ragtag bunch:: This is certainly not what we bargained for coming down here, but we've been through worse.
7:22:51 PM majdougmcknight: ::Nods sagely as he focuses on the bridge of Blackthorne's nose, and waits for the pep talk to end so they can eat cooked monkey::
7:23:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We are going to survive here, and we are going to get home. That is without question.
7:24:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Primitive situations can generate certain... indignities, granted. ::smirks:: But if you're feeling modest, at least you're alive to feel it.
7:24:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I'm counting on everyone to give their all to bring us through this together.
7:25:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Now, let's get that thing cooked and then get some rest.
7:25:16 PM ltcmdrbusard: Amen...er, I mean, aye sir.
7:25:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::isn't really feeling all that modest since Betazoids don't, but it made for a good speech::
7:26:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Got a knife, Major?
7:26:33 PM majdougmcknight: Does the Pope shit in the woods?
7:26:41 PM tkirr: ::just watches, enjoying her warm cocoon::
7:26:44 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::o.O::
7:26:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Let's get that thing field dressed.
7:27:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Busard, engineer us up someplace to cook it
7:28:38 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Realizes that means she has to get up, and with a pause::....Aye, sir. ::stands, revealing there to be an even bigger Superman symbol on the back of said undies as she makes with the fire building.::
7:29:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Shelev, phaser that tree down right outside for wood. ::watches him go outside and screw it up somehow::
7:29:44 PM majdougmcknight: ::Extricates his knife from the pile of tactical gear lying near the improvised clothesline, and moving over toward the cave entrance to spare T'Kirr's delicate nose the affront, gets to work on gutting the sucker::
7:30:32 PM tkirr: ::averts her eyes and buries her nose in the jacket's warmth::
7:30:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Rip, Tear, Splorch, Saw, Cut
7:31:13 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::gets a decent fire going, and gets some sticks to use as skewers::
7:31:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> In about an hour or so, there's a fire going from fresh firewood, with several cuts of monkey roasting above it.
7:32:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::orders Shelev to carry out the carcass and inedible bits::
7:32:57 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Sits by the fire, keeping warm and checking if shattered childhood memories smelled anything like good::
7:33:19 PM tkirr: ::soft beeping can be heard from within the jacket, nothing but the top of T'Kirr's head visible::
7:33:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> It's starting to warm up to some measure of comfort in the cave, thanks to the fire and the wall.
7:34:54 PM majdougmcknight: Smells like food, clothes are drying, and we've got plenty of water and fire fuel. All things considered, this isn't much worse than some camping trips I've been on.
7:35:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::leans up against a rock, near T'Kirr's beeping jacket tent:: Yeah, it could be worse.
7:36:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: When's that done, do you think?
7:37:31 PM ltcmdrbusard: About...now. ::Starts removing pieces o' Oompa Loompa kebab, handing them around before serving herself::
7:37:33 PM majdougmcknight: ::Spotting at least one section that looks well enough done, he cuts off a piece with his now cleaned knife, and pops it in his mouth, chewing experimentally:: Give it another few minutes, for even cooking.
7:37:44 PM ltcmdrbusard: (...uh...crap)
7:37:46 PM majdougmcknight: ::Er, never mind.::
7:37:50 PM ltcmdrbusard: (RIGHT)
7:38:08 PM majdougmcknight: ::But he still steals a piece early::
7:38:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (We'll go with Percy's since she was first.)
7:38:15 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::BASTARD::
7:38:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes the kebab and bites into a bit:: Hmm.
7:38:49 PM majdougmcknight: ::Shrugs:: Got an odd tang to it, but the standard line about chicken more or less applies.
7:39:06 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Waits for a reaction from everyone else covertly before taking a bite.::...Okay, I guess it's not SO bad.
7:40:40 PM majdougmcknight: ::Looks over toward the mass of jacket:: So is the no meat thing like some kind of not quite religious thing, or are you Vulcans just a persnickety bunch?
7:40:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::nodding as he chews:: Not terrible at all.
7:41:46 PM tkirr: ::responding to the "you Vulcans" bit, pulls her head out, blinking in the firelight::
7:41:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::hands T'Kirr a kebab::
7:42:08 PM tkirr: No, thank you.
7:43:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: It's not exactly a huge menu, and you have to eat.
7:43:49 PM tkirr: ::towards McKnight:: It's a cultural preference. As I'm not used to eating meat, I'd rather not make myself sick if I don't have to.
7:44:21 PM tkirr: ::to Ian:: Of course, I could if it was all that was available. My performance won't be affected for at least another seven hours due to sustenance.
7:44:33 PM majdougmcknight: ::In between pulling a bit of meat off his stick with his teeth:: Fair enough. But under the circumstances, the only other thing on the menu should probably be considered emergency stores.
7:45:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::frowns:: How many of those, Major?
7:45:55 PM tkirr: ::seems to notice the raised temperature for the first time and pulls slightly further out of the jacket::
7:46:49 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Munch munch::
7:47:04 PM majdougmcknight: Just three. Even at that, it mostly owes to me not cleaning out my jacket after the fiasco on Xindi world. I'd say that's enough to last us about a week.
7:49:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods, but those should indeed be used as emergency supplies::
7:50:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: :finishes his kebab and checks the uniforms:: Good news!
7:50:26 PM ltcmdrbusard: No more heat vision jokes?
7:50:42 PM tkirr: ::peers up at the clothesline::
7:50:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Heat vision?
7:51:06 PM ltcmdrbusard: Right, never mind. Are our clothes dry, sir?
7:51:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes the uniforms down and distributes them::
7:51:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Indeed.
7:51:33 PM tkirr: ::receives hers and braves the warmer but still cool cave to slip it on::
7:51:49 PM ltcmdrbusard: Thank god. ::Pulls her clothes back on rather hurriedly::
7:52:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::suits up::
7:52:12 PM majdougmcknight: We should really step up the hunting, if possible. A change of clothes would be nice.
7:52:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Agreed. We'll see about that tomorrow.
7:52:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::dips into the flower-bucket and takes a drink of water::
7:52:36 PM tkirr: ::perks a brow as she understands McKnight's meaning::
7:54:09 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grins a bit at T'Kirr's expression:: Animal skins aren't so much my style either, but unless this damn rock shifts us into a haberdashery, I won't be picky.
7:54:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, rack time. Volunteers for watches?
7:54:42 PM ltcmdrbusard: I'll take first watch, sir.
7:54:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods:: Wake me for second.
7:54:55 PM tkirr: ::once dressed, drapes the jacket over her shoulders, still lingering near the heated wall::
7:55:32 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Goes and sits a tad closer to the cave opening so she can watch better:: Aye sir.
7:56:56 PM majdougmcknight: ::Dons his pants and shirt:: The other articles, sadly, will be a little slower in drying::
7:58:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::phasers the wall one more time for the night::
7:59:06 PM tkirr: ::welcomes the glow::
7:59:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::leans back against a rock, somewhat near the wall:::
7:59:53 PM majdougmcknight: ::Curls up against a wall near the glowing one:: Do we have any idea what I might wake up to?
8:00:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: At this rate, it'll be Class-Y by morning. ::smirks::
8:00:46 PM tkirr: There's no way to predict a change this soon, or how drastic a change it will be. I'm sorry.
8:01:48 PM majdougmcknight: Don't worry about it. Hey, you didn't pick up salt deposits on any of those scans, did you?
8:02:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::lies down, head on a small rock::
8:02:48 PM tkirr: Nothing substantial, although there may be something salvagable down the tunnel.
8:03:08 PM tkirr: ::stands, stretching as she does so::
8:03:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I intend to complain to the management about this pillow, it's rock-hard.
8:03:31 PM majdougmcknight: ::Nods as he tries to make a pillow of his curled arm:: We should check that out. For a preservative, I mean. Though a little seasoning never killed anyone.
8:03:50 PM ltcmdrbusard: Unless they were allergic.
8:04:39 PM tkirr: ::steps over McKnight and approaches Ian, giving him an is-this-spot-taken look::
8:07:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::smiles at her::
8:08:57 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Keeping watch. Wooo!::
8:09:01 PM tkirr: ::makes sure McKnight's looking before she tosses him the jacket, then settles down with her back pressed up against Ian's front::
8:09:57 PM majdougmcknight: ::Just grins silently and makes use of his new pillow::
8:10:05 PM tkirr: ::darts an indifferent look at Shelev who's sprawled out prone near the cave mouth, already snoring::
8:10:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I should start a new career as a pillow.
8:10:48 PM tkirr: ::pulls her head back under Ian's chin for good measure::
8:11:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::wraps his arms around her for warmth and comfort, and closes his eyes::
8:11:54 PM tkirr: ::quietly:: I'll take third watch.
8:12:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> ZZZ, crickets, etc...
8:12:26 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Watch watch watch::
8:12:52 PM tkirr: ((we all speed up like in Sims, Busard's doing some power watching!))
8:13:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Late during Percy's watch, the tricorder starts to go nuts with chronoton readings...
8:13:20 PM majdougmcknight: ::Doesn't volunteer. He figures someone will wake him up when it's his turn or something annoying happens::
8:13:28 PM ltcmdrbusard: CRAP! Guys, GET UP.
8:13:36 PM tkirr: ::starts::
8:13:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::eyes open wide::
8:13:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> DOOLEEDOOLEEDOOLEEDOOLEE SHIMMER SWWWWWWWSHHHH
8:14:00 PM ltcmdrbusard: Chronoton readings, off the scale. Looks like we're in for another shi-
8:14:06 PM ltcmdrbusard: -t.
8:15:18 PM majdougmcknight: Will my being awake make it stop?
8:16:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Nope. It's a desert outside, but still night-time, and still cold since it's a crystal-clear starry night.
8:17:09 PM tkirr: ::peers outside::
8:17:21 PM tkirr: ((is the wall still heated, fire still going?))
8:17:22 PM majdougmcknight: ::Gets to his feet and looks outside, looking back at T'Kirr with a grin:: Guess your turn had to come up eventually.
8:17:23 PM ltcmdrbusard: Well, presumably if that had caused the cavern we're in to collapse, I'd say your being awake would allow for a good many things.
8:17:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((yes))
8:17:34 PM tkirr: ::perks eyebrow::
8:17:42 PM majdougmcknight: You know, if the sun comes up before we shift again.
8:17:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets to his feet and looks out::
8:18:08 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Peers carefully outside::
8:18:44 PM tkirr: ::steps over Shelev, who's still blissfully asleep, and takes a look around, performing a scan::
8:18:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Approximate time differential?
8:19:41 PM tkirr: It's difficult to say the specific amount of time, but...
8:19:53 PM majdougmcknight: ::Removes his socks but grabs his now dry jackey, and steps outside the cave, watching his breath condense a bit as he buries his toes in the sand::
8:20:44 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Steps out, still barefoot, looking out at the landscape::
8:21:17 PM tkirr: ::checking readings twice before looking up:: Twelve hundred years?
8:21:24 PM majdougmcknight: You know, I've always kinda likes the desert, goddam sun notwithstanding.
8:21:33 PM majdougmcknight: (liked)
8:21:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: My, what a jump.
8:21:42 PM tkirr: Give or take. This time in the past.
8:21:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That's been the first backwards leap.
8:22:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Which would put us before Atlantis's arrival.
8:22:20 PM majdougmcknight: You know, if we start out now, I'll bet we could go take a closer look at that Machen Bren ship and still be back here before the next shift.
8:22:43 PM tkirr: Indeed. The ground isn't close to fertile enough for a forest to even start growing.
8:23:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That ship shouldn't be here yet.
8:23:37 PM tkirr: We should hope, then, that our next "leap" is not in the wrong direction.
8:23:48 PM majdougmcknight: ::Shrugs:: Neither should we. Everything we interacted with seems to come with us, remember?
8:24:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Time paradoxes give me heartburn.
8:24:33 PM majdougmcknight: Sure that's not just the monkey fighting back?
8:24:57 PM ltcmdrbusard: He's right. We might be able to glean at least a little knowledge of what happened from the ruins.
8:25:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Alright. Double time, I want to be back before dawn.
8:25:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::kicks Shelev awake::
8:26:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We don't need to add severe sunburn to our list of problems, along with dehydration.
8:26:07 PM majdougmcknight: ::Dashes inside to get his boots on. After a moment's consideration, he leaves his jacket behind::
8:26:34 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::-Does likewise, grabbing what tools she came on the away mission with::
8:27:21 PM tkirr: ::stands a short ways outside the cave, waiting for others, tricorder bleeping away::
8:28:06 PM majdougmcknight: ::Hoists his rifle, smiling a bit with the thought that whatever happens, at least he'll have a dry article of clothing waiting for him back here::
8:28:35 PM ltcmdrbusard: ACTION> A somewhat aged woman in rags staggers over the horizon, obviously close to collapsing.
8:28:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::grabs his phaser, also leaving his jacket behind, which by now seems to be T'Kirr's de facto::
8:29:05 PM tkirr: ::picks up obvious lifesign then looks up at horizon:: Ian!
8:29:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::darts out of the cave::
8:29:30 PM tkirr: ::points::
8:29:33 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Percy runs out, before looking at the woman::
8:29:46 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::She then screams, and runs very speedily in the opposite direction::
8:29:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::narrows his eyes, asseessing threat, and seeing none:: Major, with me.
8:30:06 PM tkirr: ::flinches and watches Percy::
8:30:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Busard!
8:30:22 PM majdougmcknight: Busard!
8:30:31 PM ltcmdrbusard: AHHHHH!!!! ::RUN RUN RUN::
8:30:32 PM majdougmcknight: Sorry, little late.
8:30:36 PM majdougmcknight: I'll do better next time.
8:30:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::heads out toward the woman::
8:30:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hello!
8:31:16 PM tkirr: ::anxious due to Busard's reaction, yet confused and hesitates::
8:31:25 PM majdougmcknight: ::Follows behind::
8:31:40 PM ltcmdrbusard: Woman> ::Squints at Blackthorne:: Aw shit. Hello Ian.
8:32:11 PM tkirr: ::curious about the woman yet deciding someone needs to watch after Busard, runs after Percy::
8:32:23 PM majdougmcknight: ::Squints back, followed by a sudden widening of the eyes::...Hey, Percy.
8:32:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::closes in and gets a look at her face:: ...Busard?!
8:32:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks back at the screaming woman, then back at the oh god I've gone crosseyed::
8:33:03 PM ltcmdrbusard: Yes. Astute observation. I'll note you're not dead. And not balding as much.
8:33:54 PM ltcmdrbusard: And I'm going to assume the screaming and running figure was me.
8:34:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: If what I'm thinking has happened, has happened, then I imagine you'd remember.
8:34:12 PM tkirr: ::catches up to the running Percy:: Busard!
8:34:26 PM ltcmdrbusard: Percy: ::Stops running eventually, because she has to breathe:: Not...possible...fabric of time...FUCK.
8:34:46 PM tkirr: ::hand on Percy's shoulder:: What are you talking about?
8:35:19 PM ltcmdrbusard: P: That was ME, T'Kirr. Older, but me. Just by being in the same place, I've just caused a MAJOR paradox.
8:35:49 PM tkirr: ::goes pale, then looks over her shoulder, although the small crowd on the horizon is too distant to make who they are out::
8:36:22 PM ltcmdrbusard: OP: Yeah, well...memory's not all THAT great these days, I'm afraid. But I was hoping the pause between seeing myself and running screaming would be a little longer. ::disappointed sigh::
8:36:35 PM majdougmcknight: ::Spies a look at the top of Blackthorne's head::
8:36:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::isn't balding thankyouverymuch::
8:37:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: How long have you been here?
8:37:28 PM ltcmdrbusard: P: ::literally rocking back and forth in fetal position, gibbering on about time travel theories::
8:37:29 PM majdougmcknight: Are you coloring it?
8:38:07 PM ltcmdrbusard: OP: As to the first question...about twenty years. Don't have the tricorder anymore, so i can't really tell. As to the second, yes he is.
8:38:14 PM ltcmdrbusard: Or at least, he WAS.
8:38:37 PM tkirr: How do you know it causes a paradox? And how can you be sure running any further would lessen it?
8:39:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: What? No I'm not. Twenty years... but you're alone.
8:39:23 PM ltcmdrbusard: OP: Yes. Another astute observation, Ian.
8:40:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I shouldn't even be asking these questions.
8:40:42 PM ltcmdrbusard: P: I don't KNOW anything right now except I just saw myself a lot older than I am right now, and future and present collided is BAD.
8:40:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::considers:: But I don't care about whatever timeline you come from.
8:41:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Tell me, Persephone. What happens.
8:41:37 PM tkirr: If you hadn't noticed, time itself here is "bad". Any theories may be completely unreliable.
8:41:55 PM ltcmdrbusard: OP: ::Pauses, her face growing a little less bitter and more sad:: Dead. All of you. I only survived because I was luckier.
8:42:19 PM tkirr: ((did I get stomped on by a dinosaur))
8:42:28 PM ltcmdrbusard: ((Nope!))
8:42:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Stolen by a Yeti.))
8:42:35 PM majdougmcknight: ...Huh.
8:42:44 PM tkirr: ((figures.))
8:43:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks to McKnight, then back to Old Percy:: Are our deaths preventable?
8:44:31 PM ltcmdrbusard: OP: ...I honestly can't say. If you find more food or water than we did, maybe. ::She looked to McKnight then:: And watch your step a little bit closer.
8:44:31 PM majdougmcknight: Do I live long enough to do the cool crazy old hermit look?
8:45:04 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Scowls:: Wow, I'd forgotten how much of a jackass you really were. Damn.
8:45:49 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Then looks at the huddled pile of herself a ways off:: Oh fer Chrissakes...::Stomps over grumpily::
8:46:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::follows, trying to sort this mess out::
8:47:05 PM majdougmcknight: ::Follows the follower:: Ooh, did I take up archery? I'll bet I ruled pretty hard at it.
8:47:20 PM tkirr: ::crouched next to Percy, turns to watch them approach::
8:47:56 PM majdougmcknight: I have a merit badge at it.
8:48:19 PM ltcmdrbusard: OP: ::Rolls her eyes at McKnight:: And to think...::trails off as she gets to the pile-o'-Percy, and swats herself upside the head:: Now you stop that right now. The universe has NOT exploded, and it is not all your fault. So stop
8:48:21 PM ltcmdrbusard: being crazy this instant or so help me, I will become a VERY self-destructive person.
8:48:59 PM tkirr: ::crouched very still, eyebrow perk::
8:49:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks upon this scene trying to figure it out::
8:49:22 PM tkirr: ::points tricorder::
8:49:59 PM majdougmcknight: Tell ya what. If you tell me how long I lasted until this fall you're alluding to, I'll shut up. I'm not letting you give me a complex.
8:50:10 PM ltcmdrbusard: P: ::Goes quiet, then looks up at herself rather carefully:: Well...uh...hi.
8:50:28 PM ltcmdrbusard: OP: ::To McKnight:: How old are you now?
8:51:12 PM majdougmcknight: (Crap. What, 39 by now?)
8:51:24 PM majdougmcknight: (I'll go with that.)
8:51:27 PM majdougmcknight: 39.
8:52:48 PM ltcmdrbusard: Well, you died 6 years ago. So...congratulations, you made it over the hill. And then rolled straight into a canyon.
8:53:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::wonders if she's gone slightly mad from being alone for so long::
8:54:06 PM tkirr: ::stands and peers at OP, getting a bit nervous at the talk of death and why OP is alone::
8:54:13 PM majdougmcknight: ::Frowns thoughtfully for a few moments, then shrugs:: 53, huh? I can live with that. Not that I don't plan to shoot higher this time.
8:54:42 PM ltcmdrbusard: Oh good.
8:54:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We're all going to shoot higher. This future does not need to come to pass.
8:55:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Chronoton readings start to rise, and T'Kirr's tricorder starts to complain.
8:55:35 PM majdougmcknight: Right, so how about we move on to an important question before...crap.
8:55:43 PM majdougmcknight: Is there a pattern to these shifts?
8:55:45 PM tkirr: ::studies tricorder::
8:56:27 PM majdougmcknight: Ooh, and does their duration stay constant?
8:56:34 PM ltcmdrbusard: Right. Well, last thing to do before you go, because I'll be damned if I die before I get the chance. ::As the world goes all glimmery, OP forcibly grabs McKnight by the shirt collar and smooches him::
8:57:06 PM tkirr: ::blinks::
8:57:10 PM majdougmcknight: ::Guh?::
8:57:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::blinks::
8:57:15 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::P looks on with a certain amount of stark terror::
8:57:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> SHIMMERDEWHOPBAZAMBAMBOOM
8:57:45 PM majdougmcknight: That, uh...doesn't so much give answers as the other thing.
8:57:54 PM tkirr: ((rofl))
8:58:02 PM ltcmdrbusard: (Heh, sorry)
8:58:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> We seem to be high in a frozen mountain range now.
8:58:57 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::OP gets the chance to shake her head "no" before doing the disappearing act::
8:59:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:59:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE Sim
8:59:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:59:46 PM tkirr: ::pauses::
8:59:49 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::pauses::
9:00:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well then! Bit of a mindfuck there!
9:00:56 PM ltcmdrbusard: Mwahaha1
9:00:57 PM ltcmdrbusard: *!
9:01:05 PM majdougmcknight: And this close to discovering something useful.
9:01:18 PM ltcmdrbusard: Welp, should have asked earlier, I guess.
9:01:26 PM majdougmcknight: I blame Blackthorne.
9:01:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: It wasn't me!
9:01:46 PM majdougmcknight: Sorry, you're the CO. It's always your fault.
9:01:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: But I'm dead.
9:01:58 PM ltcmdrbusard: ...Shit.
9:02:05 PM majdougmcknight: That's your fault too, I'm sure.
9:02:12 PM tkirr: lol
9:02:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Probably.
9:02:50 PM ltcmdrbusard: Yup!
9:02:55 PM majdougmcknight: Anyway, I haven't actually eaten, and I find myself thinking back on that cooked monkey. So...I believe I'm gonna go eat something.
9:02:58 PM tkirr: I died possibly in my early sixties... so young. =/
9:03:17 PM tkirr: I'm gonna go sleep something, 'cause it's midnight.
9:03:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, see y'all next week!
9:03:29 PM ltcmdrbusard: Later folks!
9:03:33 PM tkirr: Nice twist, Percy. =)
9:03:39 PM ltcmdrbusard: Thanks.
9:03:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Definitely. :)
9:05:07 PM majdougmcknight: I gotta admit, Percy was a good choice.
9:05:20 PM majdougmcknight: McKnight probably would have freaked out and shot someone.
9:05:30 PM ltcmdrbusard: The thought was tempting...
9:05:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Heh, probably.
9:05:44 PM ltcmdrbusard: ..but no. I think this was more damaging :-D
9:06:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I think it was the perfect choice.
9:06:59 PM majdougmcknight: Now I have to decide if McKnight wants to do another relationshiiiiiip!
9:07:11 PM majdougmcknight: And probably finally decide whether or not to retcon his son out of existence.
9:07:25 PM majdougmcknight: Heh. Retcon punch.
9:07:29 PM ltcmdrbusard: Lmao
9:07:32 PM ltcmdrbusard: Poor Thor.
9:07:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BLAMMO
9:07:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I wouldn't blame you if you did, being that it was forced on you.
9:08:22 PM majdougmcknight: Yeah, I'll be thinking about that. As I eat pancakes. Later Admiral, hun.
9:08:53 PM ltcmdrbusard: Hahaha, it would have been so funny if he'd made a typo and left out that last comma.
9:09:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hahaha
9:10:04 PM ltcmdrbusard: Oh well. I'm proud of myself. At least two people properly made uncomfortable! Maybe three if Blackthorne becomes subconscious about his hair now.
9:10:05 PM ltcmdrbusard: :-D
9:10:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Heh, he's not gonna fret.
9:10:52 PM ltcmdrbusard: Aww, darn.
9:12:01 PM ltcmdrbusard: Oh well, hopefully Mike and I can crank out a good log out of this, at least.
9:12:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That'd be cool.
9:13:13 PM ltcmdrbusard: Yeah. Anyway, I've got to go shove some junk food into my stomach and watch campy sci-fi shows.
9:13:30 PM ltcmdrbusard: Later!