Conversation with #ussatlantis at 12/29/2009 9:54:44 PM on VAdmBlackthorne@betamatrix.ny.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
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(9:54:45 PM) ChanServ has changed the topic to: Merry Christmas!
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(9:54:56 PM) CdrTKirr [Mibbit@dm-7718.104.22.168.cfl.res.rr.com] entered the room.
(10:00:36 PM) LtKuari [Mibbit@dm-7722.214.171.124.cfl.res.rr.com] entered the room.
(10:05:29 PM) DrRoxanneCarre [Mibbit@dm-15114.tukw.qwest.net] entered the room.
(10:06:20 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Ho ho ho!
(10:06:40 PM) CdrTKirr: Hey
(10:06:48 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :D
(10:07:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Doc
(10:07:13 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I see the popular kidz are here.
(10:07:18 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: LOL
(10:08:13 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Was santa good to you two?
(10:08:22 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: He totally skipped my house.
(10:09:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Very much so. I got beer brewing equipment! Giant brew kettle and intertwined copper wort chiller.
(10:09:16 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: *passes out home-made caramels* Here, I've been busy.
(10:09:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: And an ipod touch :D
(10:09:45 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hmmm, you can use heat on that make a still.
(10:09:57 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Not that I'd know anything about that.
(10:10:30 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: *knows that moonshine tastes like crap twice, going down and coming up*
(10:10:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Now that's not true.
(10:10:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Well-made moonshine is about the best liquor available. Smooth as silk.
(10:11:15 PM) CdrTKirr: Oooh iPod touch? Did you get Shazam? ^_^
(10:11:17 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: It must have been a bad 20 batchs or so then.
(10:11:18 PM) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@dm-29322.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:11:40 PM) Percy [Mibbit@dm-29322.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:11:48 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hi guys!
(10:11:54 PM) Percy: And a haaappy New Year!
(10:11:55 PM) CdrTKirr: Hey you two
(10:11:58 PM) Percy: Hoy.
(10:12:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: *hick*
(10:12:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya you two
(10:12:23 PM) Percy: Bad news: We're on the same computer because my laptop's power cord died in a ditch again.
(10:12:37 PM) CdrTKirr: Defeated by a power cord, ouch
(10:12:49 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: This weeks hint: dont use your laptop in a ditch.
(10:12:52 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :D
(10:12:55 PM) Percy: Yeah. It's balls.
(10:13:12 PM) Percy: Aww, but it looked like such a FUN ditch.
(10:13:41 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Ditch's always look fun...
(10:13:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: They're good to vomit into when drunk.
(10:13:58 PM) LtKuari: They're fun to roll in sometimes.
(10:14:06 PM) LtKuari: Not with vomit
(10:14:10 PM) Eraya_Gallagher [Mibbit@dm-26378.mpls.qwest.net] entered the room.
(10:14:10 PM) LtKuari: Vomitless ditches.
(10:14:26 PM) CdrTKirr: Hi Kiley
(10:14:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yay she made it.
(10:14:38 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Yay!
(10:14:45 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: Hiya TKirr . . . would have been here sooner, but my browser decided not to cooperate
(10:14:53 PM) CdrTKirr: Mine wasn't either
(10:14:56 PM) CdrTKirr: Well, Kuari's wasn't.
(10:15:02 PM) LtKuari: o.0
(10:15:02 PM) Percy: Boo uncooperative browsers!
(10:15:05 PM) Percy: Hooray BEER!
(10:15:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: OK! Christmas/New Year's party is inorder!
(10:15:29 PM) JackCahalan [Mibbit@126.96.36.199797] entered the room.
(10:15:41 PM) JackCahalan: Did someone say my name?
(10:15:54 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Party?
(10:15:57 PM) CdrHarper [CdrHarper@188.8.131.52797] entered the room.
(10:16:11 PM) CdrTKirr: Damn, my tea bag string snapped.
(10:17:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: There's a HUGE tree on the Vinland promenade. All the various restaurants, bars, and shops are all festooned with Christmas cheer, and the temperature is at 0 degrees C because there's snow!
(10:18:15 PM) LtKuari: My winter coat hasn't had time to grow in. =(
(10:18:49 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I have a horse blanket you can borrow, might be a little long.
(10:19:12 PM) LtKuari: ^_^
(10:19:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions? Do we wanna do New Year's tonight
(10:20:25 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Well I do have a robo mount, he must be properly garbed!
(10:20:30 PM) CdrTKirr: Either tonight or the 5th?
(10:20:34 PM) CdrTKirr: Or not at all?
(10:20:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Let's do it tonight. Combo party.
(10:21:30 PM) CdrTKirr: Works for me, a party is a party
(10:21:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: New Year's 2389 will happen at the stroke of midnight. Dick Clark is still hosting the party.
(10:22:00 PM) CdrTKirr: Countdown, EST
(10:22:03 PM) CdrTKirr: Muwahaha
(10:22:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Or at least his head in a jar is.
(10:22:05 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Go dick go!
(10:22:18 PM) Percy: lmao
(10:22:22 PM) Percy: That's awesome.
(10:22:37 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: Dick Clark hosting?
(10:22:54 PM) CdrTKirr: Don't do it, Jason.
(10:23:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The party will be on the promenade, among the various places. Jack will tend one of the bars. (Do what.)
(10:23:18 PM) CdrTKirr: If you don't know, then nevermind! =D
(10:23:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The occasion is formal dress, but not uniforms!
(10:24:04 PM) Cubit [Mibbit@dm-15114.tukw.qwest.net] entered the room.
(10:24:24 PM) LtKuari: Aw do I gotta wear something?
(10:24:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I like the horse blanket idea. :v
(10:25:05 PM) LtKuari: Works for me.
(10:25:08 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Its clean!
(10:25:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(10:25:31 PM) CdrTKirr: Can I avoid Jack's bar?
(10:25:32 PM) Percy: How obligatory is the formal wear?
(10:25:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Christmas/New Year's party on the Vinland promenade!
(10:26:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Wear something that you wouldn't want to spill anything on because you'd have to use the Ferengi dry cleaner.
(10:27:48 PM) Percy: Awesome.
(10:27:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright then....
(10:27:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN PARTY
(10:27:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN PARTY
(10:28:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN PARTY
(10:29:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: strolling along the Vinland promenade, heavy black greatcoat over his tuxedo, whistling "Jingle Bells" as he admires the snow and tree ::
(10:30:14 PM) Percy: ::McKnight exits a turbolift out onto the Promenade, wearing a smart grey wool suit for the cold. The formality of the look is broken by a red and green necktie he's straightening. And over it all, of course, FUTURE scotch guard.::
(10:30:42 PM) JackCahalan: :: brewing up some special egg nog ::
(10:31:30 PM) Percy: (Goddamnit Mike used my SN!)
(10:32:16 PM) JackCahalan: :: tastes, adds more nutmeg :: Yes, they'll love this.
(10:33:38 PM) CdrTKirr: :: walks onto the Promenade in a long warm brown coat, her mouth twitching in distaste at the cold ::
(10:34:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: checks his watch and heads to where he'd expect T'Kirr to show up ::
(10:35:16 PM) LtKuari: :: suddenly lands unceremoniously in the middle of the promenade, tangled in a garland :: Ow! >_0
(10:35:18 PM) Percy: :: Enter Persephone, pulling out all the stops in a crimson floorlength velvet gown, accompanied by white victorian boots and a furlined red coat. Truth be told, she feels a little nervous in it, but hey, 'tis the season.::
(10:35:22 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: decides to check out the promenade and the party::
(10:35:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (This, from the woman who asked how obligatory the formal wear was!!)
(10:35:50 PM) CdrTKirr: (Right?)
(10:35:53 PM) Percy: (That was Mike, actually.)
(10:36:00 PM) Percy: (He just kept using my SN, the bastid.)
(10:36:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: spies T'Kirr :: There you are!
(10:36:33 PM) CdrTKirr: (Guess we know what he likes now huh)
(10:37:08 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: checks her flashy evening dress, adds a few more sparkly's, puts on her long warm coat, grabs the new horse blanket and heads for the promenade ::
(10:37:25 PM) CdrTKirr: :: turns, noting Blackthorne looks very warm and this would be the perfect opportunity to make the most of hugging him ::
(10:37:59 PM) LtKuari: :: kicks the garland off and gets to her feet, mumbling :: Apparently, decorations aren't meant to be landed on.
(10:38:14 PM) Cubit: :: hitches a ride in Carre's coat pocket, merrily beeping out carols ::
(10:38:37 PM) CdrTKirr: (Omg adorable)
(10:39:19 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: dresses in a plain black dress, with a warm black sweater::
(10:39:25 PM) CdrTKirr: :: hugs Blackthorne in an uncharacteristic greeting :: I would appreciate it if you wouldn't let go.
(10:39:39 PM) Percy: ::Sighs as he spots Kuari:: Looks like New Years resolutions are going to have to include No Fly Zones.
(10:39:45 PM) Percy: (Dammit!)
(10:40:00 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (I hate these fucking tabs. I really do.)
(10:40:09 PM) LtKuari: :: looks around, shivers, then starts marching towards the closest knot of people ::
(10:40:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: hugs her tightly :: I would be remiss in my duties if I did, then!
(10:40:20 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: (( LOL, I DO know the feeling ))
(10:40:32 PM) CdrTKirr: (Don't I know it, mine was most embarrassing if you recall)
(10:41:18 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: drops by the transporter room to make sure 'Santa' will make his rounds ::
(10:42:02 PM) CdrTKirr: And what do your duties tonight consist of?
(10:42:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Anyway, his attention doesn't linger on Kuari long. It's bad form to overlook one's girlfriend when said girlfriend is also a knockout in that dress.:: I'm thinking wow. Not a wordsmith by trade, but I think wow covers it pretty well.
(10:42:38 PM) Cubit: :: tones a 'Ho ho ho!' to the transporter crew ::
(10:42:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Apparently, keeping you warm. :: places an arm around her shoulders, still pulling her close :: But look, the snow is gently falling, the tree is magnificent!
(10:43:44 PM) LtKuari: :: greets the people with a big smile and a snaking tail :: Hi! Happy New Year!
(10:43:51 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: Enters the promenade, looks for Kuari and heads her direction ::
(10:44:12 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks to the tree :: It is. I could do without the snow, however.
(10:44:12 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: ::enters the promenade and looks around::
(10:44:42 PM) LtKuari: :: shivers again in stride and looks for more people to greet ::
(10:45:05 PM) LtKuari: :: sees Carre :: Hi, Doctor Carre!
(10:45:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It's all part of the ambience. C'mon, there's a better view up here. :: finds her hand somewhere in that giant coat and takes it, leading her up a level or two to a viewing balcony ::
(10:46:10 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hello, I have something for you! :: hands her the blanket ::
(10:46:23 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: thinks they could have turned the heat up a bit without losing anything::
(10:46:35 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Think of it as a...um...dragon cape!
(10:47:05 PM) CdrHarper: :: arrives on the promenade, long bulky coat concealing whatever it is she's wearing :: BRrrrrrrrrr.
(10:47:19 PM) Percy: :: Percy grins, partly because of Doug's attention and partly because she just noted the "ho ho ho!" from Cubit. To the first she replies:: Well, I'm glad you like it. Also, I should warn you. I'm highly tempted to make a snowball and throw it at someone.
(10:47:43 PM) CdrTKirr: :: follows :: I suppose it is. However, I did not grow up with these traditions. I can't say that I see them in the same way.
(10:48:14 PM) Cubit: :: beeps out a tuneful 'Jingle Bells' ::
(10:48:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I understand. But hey, it's also an excuse to stay close.
(10:48:37 PM) LtKuari: :: lolls her tongue out :: Thanks! :: grabs the blanket in her jaws and tosses it over her back ::
(10:48:41 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Grins:: Well, I dunno, Percy. A snowball fight might not be entirely kosher, security-wise. But this isn't technically my beat, and I'm not on duty anyway. Besides, I'm about to be conveniently distracted.
(10:49:05 PM) CdrHarper: :: stuffs her hands in her pockets and stares at the snow ::
(10:49:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: helps situate the blanket :: That actually fits fairly well! Should keep you warmer at least.
(10:50:01 PM) LtKuari: I agree, thank you. Is this what you call a Christmas present?
(10:50:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: arrives at the top level viewing area, with a grand expanse of the entire scene before them, and pulls her close :: Just look at that.
(10:50:40 PM) LtKuari: :: shivers again, looking sheepish :: Last shiver. Last cold just escaped. I'm warm now.
(10:50:46 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Actually, you may keep it if you wish. I was using it to disguise my robo-mount a bit, he doesnt need it.
(10:51:07 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: ...and it looks much better on you.
(10:52:14 PM) Cubit: :: Sees Kate and beeps out a greeting ::
(10:52:51 PM) Percy: :: Grins a little wider:: Oh? ::Then proceeds to look around the room, trying to figure out who to throw a snowball at first.::
(10:53:07 PM) CdrHarper: :: hears Cubit :: Where's he coming from?
(10:53:44 PM) CdrTKirr: :: notes the twinkling tree, falling snow, and people milling all about in holiday cheer :: It does have a sense of... :: searches for the word :: vibrancy. Life surviving in despite hardship.
(10:53:59 PM) LtKuari: Robo.. what?
(10:54:12 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: Pulls Cubit out of her pocket and adjusts his tiny Santa suit :: Hes huddling in my pocket trying to keep from seizing up.
(10:54:26 PM) CdrHarper: Oh that is so cute!!
(10:54:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smirks :: It's just wonderful.
(10:54:44 PM) Cubit: :: beeps out 'Here Comes Santa Clause' ::
(10:55:36 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sighs :: My robo-mount, my family is a bit...eccentric. Gramps thought I needed more me time.
(10:55:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes a moment to enjoy the scene, holding her close ::
(10:55:56 PM) LtKuari: What's a robo-mount?
(10:56:17 PM) CdrTKirr: :: closes her eyes and listens ::
(10:56:19 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: A robot that looks and acts like a horse.
(10:56:23 PM) Percy: ::Shakes his head helplessly.:: Gotta go have a word with the Admiral. A quick one, seeing as how he's not alone. Just wait until I'm not looking, okay?
(10:56:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: T'Kirr.
(10:56:38 PM) LtKuari: :: blinks :: Why not just use a real horse?
(10:56:51 PM) CdrTKirr: :: opens her eyes, looks at Blackthorne :: Yes?
(10:57:00 PM) Cubit: :: simulates a horse's whinney ::
(10:57:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: After everything that's happened recently, I've realized how important it is to hold on to what's dear to you, and there's no one more dear to me than you. :: produces a small velvet box with his free hand and flips it open, holding it between them :: Let's get married.
(10:57:23 PM) LtKuari: :: rotates her ears towards Cubit, going cross-eyed ::
(10:57:25 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Well I dont think i could keep a real one in my quarters. And I dont have to feed it.
(10:57:46 PM) CdrTKirr: :: o.O ::
(10:58:10 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Takes one look at the scene, sees the velvet box, and abruptly turns on his heel to get some eggnog. He'll ask later.::
(10:58:24 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: shivers :: Ladies, I think I hear Jack calling me.
(10:58:31 PM) CdrHarper: I hear that too.
(10:58:41 PM) Percy: :: Picks up a handful of snow and starts packing it.::
(10:58:46 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (Nice cover McKnight!)
(10:58:48 PM) CdrTKirr: :: stares at the ring for a moment, then looks to Ian, eyes like a doe's, and searches his expression ::
(10:59:14 PM) LtKuari: :: follows Carre ::
(10:59:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: his expression is fixed on her, as if there's no one else on the promenade ::
(11:00:44 PM) CdrTKirr: I must confess, recent events have encouraged me to meditate on our many years of service together. We have been through so much.
(11:00:54 PM) Percy: ::aims::
(11:01:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: That we have.
(11:01:25 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: Slows as she approaches the new counsellor :: Hello, would you like to join us for a drink and some heat? I'm sure Jack has some plain cocoa if you'd rather have that.
(11:02:06 PM) CdrHarper: :: smiles at Eraya :: I'm hearing the heat is really good.
(11:02:13 PM) LtKuari: :: stops behind Carre, then sees Eraya :: Hi! I'm Kuari. Happy New Year!
(11:02:21 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: smiles:: Sure, though turning up the actually temp would be better
(11:03:05 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I agree, but then the snow would melt so, Jack can help warm us up inside and out.
(11:03:18 PM) CdrHarper: He's pretty good at it, too.
(11:03:25 PM) CdrTKirr: :: starts to break apart a little, then recovers and regards Blackthorne seriously :: I have come to realize that you are dear to me as well.
(11:03:25 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: Hi Kuari. I'm Eraya, though most call be Rya
(11:04:24 PM) CdrHarper: I'm Kate Harper.
(11:04:55 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: heads inside because dressy clothes are THIN :: I'm Roxanne Carre....
(11:05:00 PM) LtKuari: :: grins :: Rya. That sounds almost Rucaran.
(11:06:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: if he were sitting, he'd be on the edge of his seat, hinging on her every word ::
(11:06:41 PM) Cubit: :: beeps a really loud 'C'mon!' ::
(11:07:24 PM) CdrTKirr: :: puts her hand on Ian's, the one holding the ring, her eyes starting to shine and betray her :: I would be honored to become your mate, Ian Blackthorne. I accept.
(11:07:30 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: And I'm sure they can engineer snow that melts at a warmer temperature
(11:07:39 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: ( I'm freezing up a lot )
(11:07:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: finally breathes again and hugs her tightly ::
(11:07:56 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: ( so if I don't say something for a bit, that's probably why )
(11:08:25 PM) Percy: ACTION> At the moment after T'Kirr says yes, a snowball hits Blackthorne in the back on his head with an audible "Piff!"
(11:08:44 PM) CdrTKirr: :: hugs back fiercely through the heavy coats, squeezing her eyes against the dark fabric of Ian's shoulder ::
(11:08:54 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: I'm human / betazoid
(11:09:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: stops and turns in the direction the snowball came from and spies Percy, loooking guilty and mischievous, but is all smiles :
(11:09:10 PM) CdrTKirr: :: starts and stares at the white powder all over Ian's head in alarm ::
(11:09:25 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: follows the other to the bar::
(11:09:34 PM) Percy: :: Realizes as he turns what's going on, and immediately points to the person next to her.:: HE DID IT.
(11:09:41 PM) CdrHarper: I'm from Risa.
(11:09:43 PM) Percy: Puddington> Aw shit.
(11:10:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: waves :: Merry Christmas!
(11:10:22 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hot drinks Jack, I'll have a ski-lift please. :: grabs a warm table near the bar ::
(11:10:32 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks from Percy to Ian and starts brushing the snow from his hair and shoulders ::
(11:10:38 PM) JackCahalan: Are you sure you don't want to try my egg nog?
(11:11:00 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: Cocoa for me
(11:11:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: grins and turns back to T'Kirr, takes her hand and puts the ring on her finger :: Nothing can ruin my mood now.
(11:11:41 PM) CdrTKirr: :: has a mirthful look in her own eyes, then studies the ring :: It's beautiful.
(11:11:48 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Next drink I will!
(11:12:30 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Just then, a second snowbll comes in from the side and narrowly misses Blackthorne's head, ultimately coming apart against the bulkhead. Good thing, too. There was a goodly amount of ice in it.
(11:12:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It's the human tradition. Betazoid betrothals are, well, eccentric by most standards. I looked into Vulcan customs but there didn't seem to be a tangible symbol. So a diamond it is!
(11:12:40 PM) LtKuari: :: walks up to the bar, rises up on her back legs and leans a good ways over it, sniffing around :: What's eggnog?
(11:12:42 PM) CdrHarper: I'll try it!
(11:12:52 PM) LtKuari: :: grabs the horse blanket with her tail before it slides off ::
(11:12:55 PM) Percy: :: Looks immediately at McKnight:: You son of a bitch, you stole my idea!
(11:12:58 PM) JackCahalan: Egg nog is, of course, made from eggs. And nog. Lots of tasty nog.
(11:13:07 PM) JackCahalan: :: mixing a ski lift for Roxy :
(11:13:17 PM) Percy: I didn't do shit. ::Glares off to his right.::
(11:13:19 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pulls Cubit out of her pocket and places him on the table ::
(11:13:31 PM) CdrTKirr: :: stares at the spot the snowball exploded, then looks around Blackthorne :: I think we've been targeted.
(11:13:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I didn't do shit. ::Glares off to his right.:: (repost)
(11:13:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: One moment, love. :: ducks down and gathers up a snowball of his own, and flings it over the balcony at McKnight ::
(11:13:53 PM) LtKuari: Eggs from what, humans? And what is nog?
(11:13:57 PM) Cubit: :: Beeps out 'Christmas Bells' ::
(11:13:58 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Rak'nar> ::Looks sheepish:: I...I missed on purpose. Merry Christmas.
(11:14:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Rak'nar> ::Skulks off, stage left.::
(11:14:14 PM) JackCahalan: Chicken eggs. Nog, is well... the good stuff.
(11:14:36 PM) JackCahalan: :: produces a ski lift for Roxy :: There you are, doc.
(11:14:53 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Gingerly flicks frigid white powder off his brow:: Good. That's super.
(11:14:54 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: ( What does Cubit looks like? )
(11:14:59 PM) CdrTKirr: :: reaches down and starts packing her own snowball ::
(11:15:03 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: peers at Cubit :: Take it down in volume Cubit, background level.
(11:15:10 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Thanks Jack!
(11:15:18 PM) Percy: (Sorta like a mini Wall-E, but with six legs instead of treads)
(11:15:28 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: ( Wall - E?)
(11:15:31 PM) JackCahalan: :: pours an egg nog for Kate, and one for Kuari :: There you go, try it.
(11:15:39 PM) Percy: (From the movie?)
(11:16:03 PM) Percy: (http://www.costumzee.com/view/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/wall-e-poster1-big.jpg)
(11:16:03 PM) LtKuari: :: sniffs the nog, then laps at the cup ::
(11:16:14 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: ( LOL )
(11:16:49 PM) JackCahalan: :: takes the eggnog and sips at it :: Oooooo. That's a lot of nog.
(11:17:03 PM) JackCahalan: Though I shouldn't sample my own wares now, should I!
(11:17:17 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (I snagged him from Percy when she wasnt looking)
(11:17:28 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: ( Nice )
(11:17:36 PM) Percy: :: Laughs raucously, then flings one at McKnight::
(11:17:44 PM) LtKuari: Wow. That's rich stuff. Stronger than Rucara milk. :: laps some more ::
(11:17:54 PM) CdrHarper: :: drinks some eggnog :: Mmmm.
(11:17:54 PM) Percy: ACTION> It whizzes past his right ear.
(11:18:23 PM) JackCahalan: You might want to slow down, Kuari...
(11:18:26 PM) CdrTKirr: :: hefts the product of her labor in front of Ian :: Need this?
(11:18:33 PM) JackCahalan: :: as he produces a cup of cocoa for Eraya ::
(11:18:35 PM) LtKuari: :: stops :: Why?
(11:18:44 PM) LtKuari: Is it bad for me?
(11:18:48 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: warms her hands with the cup and takes several small sips :: Mmmm :: licks the whipped cream from her lip ::
(11:18:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes the snowball, grinning :: Thank you.
(11:18:49 PM) LtKuari: o.0
(11:18:52 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: takes the cocoa:: Thanks
(11:19:03 PM) JackCahalan: It's strong stuff.
(11:19:12 PM) CdrHarper: Mmmmhmmm.
(11:19:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Looks after it, almost dispassionately, for him anyway, before ke kneels down and begins scooping up some more snow from the Promenade:: You know, Percy, I've never told you this, and it doesn't appear on my record. But before I enlisted with the Corps, I DID briefly consider an alternate career.
(11:19:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: spies from his sniper nest and finds Percy, and lets the snowball fly! ::
(11:19:40 PM) Percy: :: Quirks an eyebrow curiously.:: Oh
(11:19:42 PM) Percy: *?
(11:19:53 PM) LtKuari: That's for sure. :: leaves the cup on the counter and sits next to Carre's table, studying Cubit ::
(11:20:21 PM) Percy: :: Is hit by the snowball in the chest.:: Oh you sonnava... ::tries to listen to McKnight as she starts packing another snowball.::
(11:20:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: ducks behind the railing ::
(11:20:34 PM) CdrTKirr: :: starts packing more snow, making sure to watch where the snowball goes ::
(11:20:36 PM) Cubit: :: flirts with Kuari ::
(11:21:10 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Yup. I was a Varsity athlete all throughout high school. ::Packing his own snowball now, nice and firm.::
(11:21:23 PM) LtKuari: :: cocks her head ::
(11:21:33 PM) Percy: :: Isn't sure where he's going with this, but is sure it can't be good.:: So?
(11:21:34 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: shrugs out of her coat but leaves most of it wrapped around herself ::
(11:21:37 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: sees the snowballs flying, looks around for some cover, too cold to be hit with the snow::
(11:21:52 PM) Percy: :: Starts backing away::
(11:22:05 PM) JackCahalan: (We're inside a bar)
(11:22:18 PM) Percy: ::Grins as he winds back.:: Baseball pitcher.
(11:22:34 PM) Cubit: :: dances for Kuari ::
(11:22:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Grins as he winds back.:: Baseball pitcher. (Repost. Again.)
(11:22:50 PM) CdrTKirr: :: crouching next to Ian in covert camaraderie, passes over another snowball ::
(11:22:54 PM) Percy: ....FUCK. ::Turns and runs for it.::
(11:23:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (ACtually that works as you both saying it pretty damn well.)
(11:23:19 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: ( Ahh, okay )
(11:23:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: leans over in their foxhole and kisses her :: Didn't expect this when I decided to propose!
(11:23:41 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::And she doesn't make it two steps before the snowball is flying at the back of her head. Right now, this is his Kung Fu. And it is strong.::
(11:24:35 PM) CdrHarper: :: sufficiently warmed by the fire and the nog, she also shrugs out of her coat :: That's better.
(11:24:50 PM) LtKuari: :: watches Cubit, fascinated ::
(11:24:58 PM) Percy: :: Gets hit in the back of the head, with enough force that she falls over onto her face. What gets up appears to be an Abominable Snow Percy.:: ...Hate you so much. ::She then thinks of throwing snowballs, but just decides to lie down and start making snow angels::
(11:24:59 PM) LtKuari: :: going cross-eyed ::
(11:25:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pulls out her PADD and checks for a status update, taps in a quick "thanks", returns it to her purse ::
(11:25:15 PM) JackCahalan: Cubit, you lady killer, you.
(11:25:30 PM) LtKuari: It's like a little bug.
(11:25:33 PM) LtKuari: Sort of.
(11:25:38 PM) Cubit: :: Bows toward Jack ::
(11:26:35 PM) CdrTKirr: :: gives in to impulse and cups Ian's face with her freezing fingers to warm them ::
(11:27:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: drops his snowball :
(11:27:56 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: It is cute. Who made it?
(11:28:24 PM) Percy: ::Shows his sympathy by making another snowball, glad he thought to wear gloves, and backs toward Jack, not taking his eyes off the catwalk.:: Jack. Nog me. A good sniper can't leave his position.
(11:28:47 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Yep. So much hate. You know who really said it.)
(11:28:53 PM) Cubit: :: sways and tones the Mogwai song ::
(11:28:54 PM) LtKuari: :: mounts the bar again, picks up the cup with her teeth and throws her head back, then sets the empty cup back on the counter and returns to watch Cubit :: Yikes, don't think I should've done that.
(11:29:00 PM) JackCahalan: :: dips out a cup of eggnog and has the waitress run it out to Doug ::
(11:29:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: The Corps thanks you for your contribution.
(11:29:56 PM) JackCahalan: :: salutes ::
(11:29:57 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Percy made it and then mistakenly left him in Sickbay. He became mine by default.
(11:30:10 PM) CdrHarper: Bit of a mascot.
(11:30:20 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Continues to maintain his silent vigil. Well, mostly silent.:: Come on, one of you has to come up for air sooner or later. And then, you learn. It's very cold in space.
(11:30:37 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: chuckles:: Percy ever ask for him back?
(11:30:42 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: ( What does Cubit looks like? )
(11:31:10 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: ( huh?? how'd THAT get sent? )
(11:31:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: pulls back from her and takes the snowball again :: Now, my dear, let us rain snowy death upon those who oppose us!
(11:31:50 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Too late, he'd imprinted on me. She has another one cubits sister Rubix.
(11:32:12 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods and starts packing again, noticing they're running out of snow on this ledge ::
(11:32:19 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: lol, they imprint eh?
(11:32:20 PM) Percy: :: Decides that her snow angel is complete, and discovers the perfect retort to McKnight's challenge then. Getting up, she runs towards him, covered in snow, without regard for any other snowballs hitting her.:: Oh yes, dear. Oh SO COLD. And you know what people who are cold need? HUGS.
(11:32:27 PM) CdrHarper: She has a bow on her head. Like Mrs. Pac-Man.
(11:32:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: pokes up briefly to find a target ::
(11:33:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::There is a God! Just before McKnight falls victim to the hug of Frostbite +5, Blackthorne's face disappears in a suddenly expanding blanket of snow.::
(11:33:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: falls back, defeated ::
(11:34:06 PM) Percy: :: And then...TACKLE!:: HAH! Take this!
(11:34:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: You know... :: as he contemplates the ceiling ::
(11:35:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Son of a bitch!
(11:35:12 PM) CdrTKirr: :: gasps, her gunner hit, and pops up and watches McKnight get tackled ::
(11:35:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: By the Four Deities, there's an old Betazoid saying.
(11:35:32 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I dont know how she gets all that stuff inside to work, hes fairly intelligent. Saved my butt the first mission out on Atlantis, after they left me planet-side.
(11:35:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, there might be, and if there's not, I'm starting one.
(11:35:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: "Never get in a snowball fight with a Marine."
(11:36:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Yep, flat on his back, spitting snow out of his mouth.:: Ah, well. At least it's portable cover.
(11:36:12 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: So, I should go talk to Percy?
(11:36:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: pulls out his white silk handkerchief and sits up, waving it above the balcony rail ::
(11:36:40 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Sure, its something she does in her spare time.
(11:36:59 PM) CdrTKirr: It sounds like wise advice. :: squints down McKnight at Percy ::
(11:37:12 PM) Percy: Portable cover my ass. You're down, soldier. ::Grins::
(11:37:31 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: I think my son would like it
(11:37:47 PM) LtKuari: :: pokes Cubit gently with the tip of her snout ::
(11:37:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: stands up and dusts off the snow ::
(11:38:12 PM) CdrTKirr: :: breathes hot air through her fists ::
(11:38:38 PM) Cubit: :: hugs Kuari's snout ::
(11:38:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: offers his hands to her :: C'mon, let's go inside.
(11:38:49 PM) LtKuari: :: smiles ::
(11:39:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Sighs:: Jack? Nog me.
(11:39:27 PM) CdrTKirr: :: puts her hands in Ian's gratefully :: Agreed.
(11:39:49 PM) CdrTKirr: :: feels the ring on her finger in his grip despite her half-frozen hands ::
(11:40:01 PM) JackCahalan: ::: has another nog ran out to McKnight::
(11:40:19 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: eyes the snow people entering the bar :: Looks like someone had a snowball fight.
(11:40:47 PM) CdrHarper: :: blinks at her empty nog cup :: Uno mas, si'l vous plait.
(11:41:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: walks with her down to the main level ::
(11:41:19 PM) LtKuari: :: cranes her neck around to look at those entering:: Wow, you fight with snow?
(11:41:27 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Kate, you need to pick one language or the other.
(11:41:45 PM) CdrHarper: And one liquor or the other, apparently.
(11:42:17 PM) JackCahalan: Nog's nog. ::grins and hands her another:
(11:43:13 PM) Cubit: :: tones out "Dashing through the snow" at a slightly louder volume, notices Carre glaring and turns it down ::
(11:43:14 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: enters the bar where Jack is tending :: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
(11:43:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack, some of your infamous egg nog, please!
(11:43:57 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: He hasnt run of different carols yet, but they all sound oddly similar.
(11:44:21 PM) CdrTKirr: :: notices this appears to be the Atlantis bar ::
(11:44:32 PM) CdrTKirr: (magic edit, dunno why that reposted)
(11:44:43 PM) CdrTKirr: (nm nothing reposted, I was scrolled up...)
(11:44:58 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (*hasnt run OUT of)
(11:45:26 PM) LtKuari: :: to Blackthorne, seriously :: Don't drink it all at once.
(11:45:29 PM) Percy: :: Giggles, and gets up, dusting herself off as she walks into the further:: And something with peppermint in it for me, Jack. Surprise me. :: Chuckles further at Cubit and Kuari:: I see you've made fast friends.
(11:45:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I've had this egg nog before, I'm quite familiar with it!
(11:45:52 PM) Cubit: :: purrs ::
(11:46:20 PM) JackCahalan: :: mixes up a nice rum and peppermint schnapps drink for Percy, and gets the Admiral's nog ::
(11:46:30 PM) LtKuari: :: turns back to Cubit and grins, then pokes him again and purrs herself, which sends a noticeable vibration through Cubit ::
(11:47:22 PM) CdrTKirr: I'll take a peppermint tea.
(11:47:33 PM) JackCahalan: You rebel!
(11:47:34 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Oh heya Percy, Rya was wondering if Cubit has anymore brothers or sisters?
(11:47:42 PM) CdrTKirr: :: cocks a brow ::
(11:47:49 PM) JackCahalan: :: serves Percy and Ian, then begins work on the tea ::
(11:48:03 PM) Cubit: :: blinks at being out purred ::
(11:48:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes the nog and drinks heartily :: Ahhhh, the nog.
(11:48:41 PM) CdrTKirr: :: can't help but look around and wonder what the crew would think if they knew she had just accepted Ian's proposal ::
(11:48:54 PM) Percy: Well...I have several other robots, yes. Making them seems to be kinda like a nervous tick lately...although a lot of them got damaged with the Rukagru.
(11:48:55 PM) Cubit: :: moves over to Carre and beeps a question ::
(11:49:32 PM) LtKuari: :: shudders :: They shocked me.
(11:49:44 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Oh right! :: pulls a small red sack out of her purse and hands it to Cubit ::
(11:50:23 PM) Cubit: :: beeps his thanks and hands her a mini-candy cane ::
(11:50:51 PM) JackCahalan: Ten minutes, everyone! Ten minutes to 2389!
(11:51:21 PM) LtKuari: (you give cane to Carre or me?)
(11:51:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Stands up to drink his eggnog properly, and takes the opportunity to walk over to Blackthorne.:: I'm guessing congratulations are in order, sir. Also, I accept your surrender, provided it was unconditional.
(11:51:52 PM) Cubit: :: moves over to Kuari and bows and presents her a candy cane too ::
(11:52:33 PM) CdrTKirr: :: watches everyone interacting and having a good time, just the way she prefers it, then turns at McKnight's approach ::
(11:52:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: chuckles :: Thank you. I coined a new Betazoid proverb, "Never get in a snowball fight with a Marine."
(11:53:04 PM) LtKuari: :: sniffs the candy cane and opens her mouth ::
(11:53:19 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Thinks it over with a grin.:: I'll write it in on my desk calendar. But, uh, speaking of marines getting in fights...
(11:53:19 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Unwrap it first, Kuari!
(11:53:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Reaches into his buttoned suit jacket::
(11:54:14 PM) LtKuari: :: closes her mouth and picks it up in her hand, the mini candy cane practically disappearing in it :: How?
(11:54:14 PM) Cubit: :: makes his way over to Kate and Rya, bestowing them with canes also, Ho ho ho-ing each time ::
(11:54:27 PM) CdrHarper: Thank you, Cubit!
(11:54:34 PM) CdrHarper: :: unwraps her candy cane and stirs her eggnog with it ::
(11:54:40 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: The clear wrapper comes right off.
(11:54:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes?
(11:55:07 PM) LtKuari: :: attempts to take off the plastic but snaps the cane in half, and her ears droop in defeat ::
(11:55:17 PM) JackCahalan: Five minutes!
(11:55:18 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: demonstrates on her candy cane ::
(11:55:33 PM) CdrHarper: :: slurps off the excess nog and eats the candy cane ::
(11:55:55 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Its okay, it still tastes good.
(11:56:12 PM) Cubit: :: slips Kuari an unbroken cane ::
(11:56:34 PM) LtKuari: :: perks up and takes the cane ::
(11:56:47 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::With that, he pulls out what in this day and age, only an expert or collector would recognize as something very much like an old Earth Starfleet phase pistol.:: I thought you might get a kick out of seeing something the folks back home sent me for Christmas.
(11:57:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Is that a mark one?
(11:57:19 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks at the pistol with curiosity ::
(11:57:21 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: moves up to the bar next to Blackthorne :: Nog me Jack!
(11:58:01 PM) LtKuari: :: slips the cane into her pouch for later, hoping she'll eventually figure it out ::
(11:58:15 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: whispers quietly to Blackthornes back during a lull in conversation :: Operation Santa completed successfully sir.
(11:58:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Grins:: Not quite. It's a reproduction, with a few updates. Modern power cell, 16 setting power dial, although anything past the first few have to be unlocked by authorized personnel. It even has the limited edition laminated faux cherry pistol grip.
(11:58:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: That's very nice, very nice indeed!
(11:58:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: whispers back to Carre :: Good job.
(11:59:07 PM) JackCahalan: :: nogs Carre :: Finally, you come around to the nog.
(11:59:39 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I figure its only once a year, thanks Jack. :: returns to her table ::
(11:59:40 PM) Percy: :: Snickers at McKnight's obvious fanboyism, before downing the rest of the drink.::
(11:59:42 PM) JackCahalan: Twenty seconds!
(11:59:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Five!
(11:59:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: 4!
(11:59:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: 3!
(12:00:00 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: 2!
(12:00:02 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: 1!
(12:00:05 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
(12:00:07 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: cheers ::
(12:00:18 AM) LtKuari: :: barks loudly in celebration ::
(12:00:21 AM) Cubit: :: makes noisemaker noises ::
(12:00:28 AM) CdrTKirr: :: covers her ears ::
(12:00:34 AM) CdrHarper: :: cheers ::
(12:00:39 AM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Holds up the "one moment" finget to Blackthorne, walks over to Percy, and spins her around to pull her into a kiss:: Bitch.
(12:00:45 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Happy New Year!
(12:00:59 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: pulls T'Kirr's hands away from her ears and around him, kissing her soundly :: Tradition, you know.
(12:01:02 AM) Percy: :: Kisses him back, and then with a smirk:: Jackass.
(12:01:09 AM) CdrTKirr: :: kisses back ::
(12:01:13 AM) Percy: Happy New Year, everyone!
(12:01:20 AM) LtKuari: :: barks some more ::
(12:01:23 AM) Percy: Jack, I believe champagne is in order.
(12:01:43 AM) JackCahalan: Why, you may be right.
(12:01:51 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: stirs her nog with a candy cane ::
(12:01:55 AM) JackCahalan: :: starts popping open bottles :: :toot:
(12:02:15 AM) LtKuari: I like these traditions!
(12:02:19 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: snags another one out of Cubits bag, unwraps it part way and hands it to Kuari ::
(12:02:31 AM) CdrHarper: :: drains the eggnog ::
(12:02:57 AM) LtKuari: :: brightens, noticing Carre's offer and picks it up carefully :: Thank you!
(12:03:34 AM) JackCahalan: :: pours multiple glasses of champagne and puts them on trays for the wait-staff to distribute ::
(12:03:55 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Rya, you like chocolate?
(12:04:03 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Happy 2389 everyone! I think that you should all check your quarters, because Santa may have filled your stockings just for this special occasion.
(12:04:39 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: *cheers* Yay Santa!
(12:05:07 AM) LtKuari: :: strips the plastic off the candy cane and sets the small candy carefully on her tongue ::
(12:05:42 AM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Snags a champagne flute as soon as one is available, before making his way back over to Blackthorne.:: I'll be there directly, sir. But you know, this baby also came with the original style leg holster and magnetic strip insert. With your permission, I'd like to make it my standard sidearm. Playing quickdraw with a TV remote just isn't the same.
(12:05:58 AM) ColDougMcKnight: (Okay, and there ends the fanboy. Bitch.)
(12:06:07 AM) Percy: (Jackass. :-P)
(12:06:09 AM) LtKuari: :: looks to Blackthorne at his annoucement but is distracted by the candy cane taste ::
(12:06:45 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes champagne for him, and one for T'Kirr if she wants it, otherwise he'll drink it :: Permission granted, with a jealous footnote.
(12:07:01 AM) CdrTKirr: :: watches Blackthorne to see how he'll respond to McKnight's request ::
(12:07:09 AM) CdrHarper: :: takes a champagne flute :: Mmm, bubbly.
(12:07:23 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Man I hope Santa delivered me a pound or two of chocolates.
(12:08:07 AM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Steps over to Carre, Kuari, Harper and Rya.:: So, why is there curiosity about my little robots? :: Sips her champag-ne::
(12:08:11 AM) ColDougMcKnight: (AW CRAP)
(12:08:15 AM) CdrTKirr: :: takes the offered champagne flute and a small sip for ceremony's sake ::
(12:08:26 AM) Percy: (Pretend that was me. I only did it this once!)
(12:08:49 AM) CdrHarper: Well, they're adorable.
(12:09:06 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: grins at Percy :: I think our new counselor is looking to amuse her son.
(12:09:08 AM) LtKuari: I like Cubit!
(12:09:26 AM) Cubit: :: blows a kiss to Kuari ::
(12:09:32 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Five minute warning, we'll stop at a quarter after)
(12:09:43 AM) Percy: :: Smiles:: Oh? Really? ::Chuckles at the Kuari-Cubit cuteness::
(12:10:09 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: And I'm sure he'd love one, until he finds out they can be used for guard duty. :: laughs ::
(12:10:17 AM) LtKuari: :: returns her attention to Cubit, once again entralled ::
(12:10:28 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: ::: raises his glass and clears his throat ::
(12:11:01 AM) LtKuari: :: looks up and notices everyone has a glass of champagne and takes one for herself, wondering what to do with it ::
(12:11:57 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: when the din calms a bit :: To Atlantis, may she carry us safely through 2389 and the years to come!
(12:12:02 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: snags a glass of champagne ::
(12:12:11 AM) Percy: :: Raises her glass:: Here here!
(12:12:32 AM) CdrTKirr: :: raises her glass :: To the crew of Atlantis.
(12:12:44 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: To the crew of Atlantis!
(12:12:56 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: Raises her glass :: Atlantis!
(12:13:24 AM) LtKuari: :: puts her glass up :: To Atlantis!
(12:13:32 AM) CdrHarper: To Atlantis!
(12:13:53 AM) JackCahalan: :: grabs a glass of champagne and joins in the toast ::
(12:13:59 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: drinks down a slug of champagne ::
(12:14:09 AM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Raises his glass:: To Atlantis!
(12:14:58 AM) Cubit: :: tones something that sounds suspiciously like the old star trek theme ::
(12:15:02 AM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Surreptitiously, to Jack or one of his waiters:: Ceremony's done. Who do I see about turning this sucker into a mimosa?
(12:15:09 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(12:15:10 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(12:15:11 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(12:15:21 AM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(12:15:23 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pauses ::
(12:15:34 AM) Cubit: :: pauses ::
(12:15:39 AM) Percy: :: Pauses::
(12:15:53 AM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Pauses as well::
(12:15:57 AM) CdrTKirr: Damn you, Jason. Damn you. =P
(12:16:10 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: hehe
(12:16:17 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: cackles ::
(12:16:30 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Could be worse.
(12:16:50 AM) ColDougMcKnight: His proposal could have been followed with "By the way, this is playing on the Jumbotron."
(12:17:10 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: What if it was, and I just didn't tell her?
(12:17:35 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Best not tell her now.
(12:17:46 AM) CdrTKirr: I'm now overdosing on chocolate. =X
(12:17:59 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: I intend to do that when I get home. So much Christmas candy.
(12:18:40 AM) CdrTKirr: At least I'm losing weight overall
(12:19:09 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: That was a fun party everyone!
(12:19:19 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Next sim (and next year) we set off from Vinland again!
(12:19:29 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Woo!
(12:19:32 AM) LtKuari: :: sees everyone drinking champagne so tips her head up and dumps it, then splutters :: Yikes, why do you people drink this stuff?
(12:20:22 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Because its bubbly!
(12:20:24 AM) CdrTKirr: :: grabs the glass from Kuari before she breaks it ::
(12:20:51 AM) Cubit left the room (quit: Exit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(12:21:05 AM) CdrHarper: :: finishes her champagne :: Because it's the bessssssst.
(12:21:21 AM) LtKuari: :: pulls the horse blanket around her with hooks of her wings and curls up for a nap ::
(12:21:28 AM) LtKuari left the room (quit: Exit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(12:22:18 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh by the way
(12:22:24 AM) CdrTKirr: Apparently, Rucara don't drink alcohol.
(12:22:32 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: I'll get the website up to date this week, I fell behind a bit.
(12:22:39 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Slacker!
(12:22:43 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: No logs for december though! Two days to fix that!
(12:22:48 AM) CdrTKirr: You're entitled, it's Christmas
(12:24:17 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Okay...I'm off, nighty night folks!
(12:24:23 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night doc! Happy new year!
(12:24:38 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Happy New Year to y'all too!
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(12:26:15 AM) CdrTKirr: Doh, I used all my hours of Pandora for the month. =/
(12:27:21 AM) CdrTKirr: :: brings Pandora app up on iPhone :: Muwahaha
(12:28:00 AM) CdrTKirr: Btw I've seen Avatar 5 and a half times now. -_-
(12:28:09 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Good lord
(12:28:23 AM) CdrTKirr: *snicker*
(12:28:32 AM) Percy: I just saw it two days ago!
(12:28:35 AM) Percy: IT IS SO GOOD.
(12:28:38 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: I must see!
(12:28:39 AM) Percy: I saw it in 3D :-P
(12:28:40 AM) CdrTKirr: Yes. Yes, it is.
(12:28:45 AM) CdrTKirr: Is there any other way?
(12:28:53 AM) Percy: Well...there's 3D in Imax.
(12:29:03 AM) Percy: Which I need to find around here so I can see it with Mike.
(12:29:10 AM) CdrTKirr: I saw it that way but... it had red/green 3D and it sucked
(12:29:31 AM) CdrTKirr: The sound was killer though... you could feel the explosions in your chest
(12:30:22 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hopefully there's a real imax nearby, otherwise I'll have to go to DC
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(12:30:39 AM) CdrTKirr: 3D is what's important, really
(12:31:03 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: I won't go to a fake imax out of principle
(12:31:11 AM) CdrTKirr: I wasn't impressed with Universal's IMAX >_<
(12:31:44 AM) CdrTKirr: The screen didn't seem all that great to me
(12:31:51 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Real imax has the six story screen and ridiculous sound. Some theaters advertise imax, show the imax reel, but squash it onto a slightly larger screen than normal and call that imax.
(12:32:04 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Assholes, I call them!
(12:32:11 AM) CdrTKirr: But yeah if the 3D hurts your eyes, walk out and demand to see it in a proper theater
(12:32:22 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: I'm good with 3D, done that before
(12:32:41 AM) CdrTKirr: Just saying, I walked out of one 'cause it was blurry
(12:33:03 AM) CdrTKirr: I told the manager and they're like, that's just how it is. I said uh, no, I've seen it 3 times and it's not supposed to look like that
(12:33:34 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Owned
(12:33:40 AM) CdrTKirr: You've never seen 3D like this though. =D
(12:33:48 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Can't wait.
(12:34:12 AM) CdrTKirr: When it focuses, it's actually two cameras moving together
(12:34:17 AM) Percy: See, I thought that IMAX is supposed to be the domed theatre.
(12:34:23 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: It can be a dome.
(12:34:24 AM) Percy: That's huge, of course, but domed.
(12:34:29 AM) Percy: Ah, 'kay.
(12:34:35 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: The domes are almost all real imax too.
(12:34:40 AM) CdrTKirr: That's omnimax, yes?
(12:34:54 AM) Percy: I'm gonna check to see if the Omnitheatre at the Boston Museum of Science is playing it.
(12:35:05 AM) CdrTKirr: Eh, it'd be all stretchy and wierd
(12:35:14 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Old name for it, but yes.
(12:35:20 AM) Percy: I think it would be coool.
(12:35:27 AM) CdrTKirr: Yeck
(12:35:35 AM) CdrTKirr: Had one in Portland
(12:35:41 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: The theatre at Space Camp was the dome
(12:36:01 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: It was awesome, shuttle launches in true Imax
(12:36:07 AM) CdrTKirr: Dunno why you'd want to watch it on a dome when you can see it properly on an IMAX screen
(12:36:32 AM) CdrTKirr: Unless it's actually MADE for the dome
(12:36:57 AM) CdrTKirr: I wanna be a Na'vi =(
(12:37:02 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Not sure that there's any special made for dome movies. The film format is just Imax, which doesn't care about the screen format.
(12:37:12 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hm, Navi. HAY! LISTEN!
(12:37:27 AM) CdrTKirr: No no, Na'vi!
(12:37:55 AM) CdrTKirr: Did you know, the language has a thousand words and is growing
(12:38:17 AM) Percy: Well, the dome imax isn't playing it, but there IS an IMAX in Natick that's showing it in IMAX 3D
(12:38:20 AM) CdrTKirr: I suspect the music is in the Na'vi language, too.
(12:38:24 AM) Percy: So....I know what I'm doing this weekend.
(12:38:37 AM) CdrTKirr: Lemme know how it looks =)
(12:38:43 AM) Percy: Will do.
(12:39:14 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&ll=36.210347,-86.68539&spn=0.043144,0.077248&t=h&z=14&msid=113621990356540393221.000469b6c5915161c3667&iwloc=000469b6d72410c230bbd
(12:39:20 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Check that out to see if the screen is real.
(12:40:33 AM) Percy: Yeah, it's a real IMAX
(12:40:51 AM) CdrTKirr: Hm, I don't see the Universal Cineplex on there
(12:42:20 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: User submitted, so it may not have been reviewed
(12:42:28 AM) CdrTKirr: We tried to go to the good one in Orlando I see listed... but it was sold out. -_-
(12:42:47 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: I have nothing nearby!
(12:43:56 AM) CdrTKirr: Hey Jason, have you heard the saying, "Don't play with it, you'll go blind"?
(12:44:20 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Umm... yes? Why. :V
(12:44:25 AM) CdrTKirr: I'd never heard it before until Bryan told me >_>
(12:44:40 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: The correct reply is, "Better blind than frustrated."
(12:45:07 AM) CdrTKirr: Well I saw Avatar four times totally clueless
(12:45:20 AM) CdrTKirr: And I'm like omg why didn't you tell me
(12:45:45 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Ahaha
(12:46:08 AM) CdrTKirr: When you see it, you'll laugh and think of me
(12:46:37 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Now I'm curious.
(12:46:45 AM) CdrTKirr: Lol you should be
(12:46:52 AM) CdrTKirr: Go see it tomorrow
(12:47:02 AM) CdrTKirr: Just Avatar 3D, don't worry about finding IMAX
(12:47:10 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: I may just do that.
(12:47:18 AM) CdrTKirr: Then come back and rave to me about it. =)
(12:47:33 AM) CdrTKirr: I'll be here!
(12:48:15 AM) CdrTKirr: Wish I could see it with you, but you're too far away =X
(12:48:24 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Stupid geography.
(12:48:29 AM) CdrTKirr: haha
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