Conversation with #ussatlantis at 2/2/2010 9:53:33 PM on VAdmBlackthorne@betamatrix.ny.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
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(9:53:33 PM) ChanServ has changed the topic to: The rescue operation to bring home our stranded pilots was successful, beaming everyone home along with two Orion guests. Our birds need to be retrieved and our guests questioned.
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(9:53:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: stuff and things
(10:01:27 PM) CdrTKirr [Mibbit@18.104.22.168150] entered the room.
(10:05:36 PM) Eraya_Gallagher [Mibbit@dm-6666.mpls.qwest.net] entered the room.
(10:05:53 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: evening all
(10:06:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hey Kiley
(10:08:01 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: how are ya?
(10:09:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, and you?
(10:09:28 PM) CdrTKirr: Good to see you. =)
(10:11:56 PM) CdrTKirr: So do you have a counselor's office, all official and posh?
(10:12:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: With a leather couch to lay on?
(10:13:08 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: Official, yes . . . posh . . . hmmm, I wouldn't really say that
(10:14:22 PM) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@dm-29322.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:14:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(10:15:00 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hey, sorry I'm late. Ran late getting groceries.
(10:15:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Unfortunately, Rachel's not feeling well, and will not be joining us tonight.
(10:15:43 PM) CdrTKirr: Aw, poor Rachel
(10:16:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :(
(10:16:07 PM) CdrTKirr: Tell her T'Kirr is gonna do some neuropressure on her if she doesn't get better soon.
(10:16:11 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: awwww
(10:17:51 PM) ColDougMcKnight: No Carre either, eh?
(10:18:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I texted her
(10:20:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Kay.
(10:20:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Check your private message Mike
(10:21:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BRB
(10:22:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: OK, since we're running slim tonight there are a few key events we can do with the people we have.
(10:24:06 PM) CdrTKirr: Right
(10:24:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: One will be Eraya's checkout ride in the Mustangs.
(10:24:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The other will be the arrival of a new... crewmember.
(10:24:35 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: woohoo
(10:25:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Atlantis heads deeper into the unexplored frontier beyond Vinland, with two captured Orion pirates on board.
(10:25:14 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(10:26:08 PM) CdrTKirr: None here.
(10:26:17 PM) ColDougMcKnight: One.
(10:26:18 PM) CdrHarper [CdrHarper@22.214.171.124797] entered the room.
(10:26:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes?
(10:26:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: We're heading AWAY from Vinland with these prisoners? What are we planning to do with them?
(10:27:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Keep them in the brig until we return.
(10:28:12 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: any reason we aren't dropping them off before continuing on?
(10:28:42 PM) ColDougMcKnight: It's just the whole "trial" issue.
(10:29:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It's not worth going all the way back there for two men.
(10:29:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Well, I suppose we can deal with that at the same time as we go into development number two.
(10:30:15 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I'm good, then.
(10:30:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: OK
(10:30:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:30:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:30:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:31:57 PM) LtSyvek [Mibbit@126.96.36.199797] entered the room.
(10:32:18 PM) CdrTKirr: :: sits on the Bridge, monitoring sensors ::
(10:33:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: walks out onto the bridge :: Status?
(10:34:55 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: sitting in her office, going over reports about each of the crew members, trying to get to know them. ::
(10:35:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Looks up from his console:: Nothing shooting at us yet today, sir.
(10:35:50 PM) CdrHarper: :: turns :: Admiral, I'd like to conduct a checkout flight for our newest Shark, and we're in pretty isolated space.
(10:36:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: This is as good a place as any, I suppose. All stop, have fun.
(10:36:54 PM) CdrHarper: :: hits the brakes ::
(10:37:21 PM) CdrTKirr: :: watches Blackthorne ::
(10:37:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sits down in the center seat and does a Picard maneuver ::
(10:38:03 PM) CdrHarper: +Gallagher+ Lt. Gallagher, report to the assault bay for squadron duty.
(10:40:40 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: +Harper+ Gallagher here, on my way.
(10:41:50 PM) CdrHarper: :: secures helm and enters the TL :: Assault bay.
(10:44:37 PM) CdrHarper: :: arrives and heads for the locker room, gets her flight suit on and grabs her helmet ::
(10:45:03 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: stands, setting her PADDs down, heading out::
(10:45:42 PM) CdrHarper: : leans on the Boudica as she waits for Gallagher ::
(10:46:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Chuckles softly to himself.:: Flyboys.
(10:47:03 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: arrives in the assault bay and looks around ::
(10:48:08 PM) CdrHarper: Lieutenant!
(10:49:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: leans back with a smirk :: What was that, Colonel?
(10:50:20 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: looks around until she spotted the voice. Smiles:: Cmdr Harper :: heads over::
(10:50:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Rolls his eyes, a bit of a smile on his own face:: Sorry. Flyboys, SIR.
(10:51:10 PM) CdrHarper: Lt. Gallagher. ::smiles :: Welcome to the 42nd Wing. Locker room's over there, you'll find a locker assigned to you. Flightsuit and helmet are inside.
(10:51:14 PM) CdrTKirr: :: perks eyebrow, but doesn't look up from sensors ::
(10:51:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: grins :: Much better.
(10:55:56 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: Thank you. I'll go get changed. Where's the ride?
(10:56:25 PM) CdrHarper: :: points :: Last one on the end. Flightsuit pulls over your normal uniform, by the way.
(10:58:24 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: I'll meet you there in a couple of minutes. :: heads to the locker room to change ::
(10:59:04 PM) CdrHarper: :: checks the air supply in her suit as she waits ::
(11:00:17 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: finds her locker and quickly changes, thinking that she'll need to put some pictures on her locker ::
(11:00:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Speaking of flying, that seaplane is waiting for you, Doug.
(11:02:47 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: He allows himself a full grin at that :: Oh, I've been practicing a little. I won't pretend I'm as magnificent as a maverick ex-Flying Tiger ought to be, but I think you'll notice the extra few flight hours logged.
(11:03:15 PM) ColDougMcKnight: How about you, sir? Still afraid the ground might be a little less forgiving than the air if you turn wrong?
(11:03:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Harder to bail out of a Jeep.
(11:06:28 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: heads out and finds her ride::
(11:06:59 PM) CdrHarper: :: nods to Gallagher and climbs into the Boudica ::
(11:07:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Heh. Guess you better not slack off on practice, then.
(11:08:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Truly. That clutch is a beast.
(11:08:24 PM) CdrHarper: :: puts her helmet on and ties into the comm :: Comm check, Firefly here.
(11:08:26 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: climbs on in and starts preflight checklist::
(11:10:44 PM) CdrTKirr: I fail to see why one would put effort into learning to pilot an aircraft with rudimentary control when the skill is no longer of value.
(11:11:19 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ...Don't you ride shotgun with him on the holodeck, like...all the time?
(11:11:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: She can fly the Stearman, don't let her fool you.
(11:12:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (BRB)
(11:12:58 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Comm check, Firefly here, do you read?
(11:13:24 PM) CdrTKirr: Of course, however, I don't feel the need to practice in order to master it.
(11:14:48 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: ( test )
(11:14:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (pass)
(11:16:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It's just like mastering anything else you do for fun.
(11:18:02 PM) CdrTKirr: Wouldn't flying a more efficient craft be more fun?
(11:18:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: It's on the holodeck. You don't exactly need to worry unduly about gas mileage.
(11:20:06 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: +sharks+ Jhu'rhia copy.
(11:20:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Long range sensors detect the arrival of a Federation starship having just entered the scanning radius.
(11:21:00 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Gesundheit. :: finishes preflight :: If your preflight is done, let's get out of the bay.
(11:21:23 PM) CdrTKirr: :: beep beep :: Long range sensors detect a Federation vessel is approaching.
(11:21:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Which one?
(11:21:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Looks down at his own console:: Transponder code coming in now. It's the Discovery.
(11:21:53 PM) CdrHarper: :: lifts off of the bay floor and shoots out the door ::
(11:22:04 PM) ColDougMcKnight: And we're getting a hail. Uh...that's a little weird.
(11:22:07 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: +sharks+ Copy, preflight check completed.
(11:22:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Weird?
(11:22:41 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I'm getting some text. Apparently, they figure you'll want to take this one in your office.
(11:23:14 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Interesting. :: stands and heads for the FO :: T'Kirr, the bridge is yours.
(11:23:41 PM) CdrHarper: :: banks around and waits for Eraya to emerge from the ship ::
(11:23:56 PM) CdrTKirr: :: has the Bridge ::
(11:25:05 PM) CdrTKirr: :: shares a look with McKnight ::
(11:25:17 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Looks over at the helm, then to T'Kirr:: We've also been asked to hold position until the Discovery can meet up with us.
(11:26:07 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: follows Harper off the Atlantis, banks around::
(11:26:32 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Take a bit to get used to the controls. Dual hand controllers are a bit different than flying with a flat panel.
(11:28:20 PM) CdrTKirr: That shouldn't be too inconvenient, considering.
(11:28:28 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Shrugs::
(11:30:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Blackthorne's desk computer is chirping as he enters, the comm transfered there from the bridge.
(11:30:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: hits the on button :: David, what's going on?
(11:31:12 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: +Sharks+ Give me to a little bit of room then, and let me have some fun
(11:31:35 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Alright. :: rolls out and away ::
(11:33:00 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Santiago> Ian, sorry to force a pitstop, but I'm carrying a special delivery. Straight from the JAG office.
(11:33:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Ah, it's finally caught up with me. I appreciate your discretion in this matter.
(11:34:10 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: starts to do some basic moves::
(11:35:06 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: rolls left and then right ::
(11:36:05 PM) CdrHarper: :: drops in on her six :: +Sharks+ Try a flip turn.
(11:37:41 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Santiago> Well, in all fairness, it would have put me in kind of an awkward position as well. The brass, uh...they're not kidding around this time, Ian. My orders literally specified I'm not allowed to let you proceed until I have confirmation the man is aboard and settled in.
(11:38:10 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Santiago> Not really the kind of thing I'm comfortable telling an admiral, still less a friend. Especially in front of two bridge crews.
(11:38:16 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: :: starts the flip turn::
(11:39:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Certainly. Come alongside and we'll get him squared away. And hell, I think I still owe you a drink for that bet I lost.
(11:40:06 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Alright, for weapons you have omnidirectional phasers and, microtorpedos, smart bombs, and cluster bombs.
(11:41:18 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Santiago> Will do. ETA, 10 minutes. As far as the drink, we'll say next time. I know how much you love your scotch, but I've got a bottle of good Madeira onboard.
(11:41:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: chuckles :: Righto. See you in ten then. Atlantis out.
(11:42:12 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: +Sharks+ Copy, I've found the buttons for all 4 types of weapons
(11:42:58 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> +Sharks+ Well hell, you're just about ready to assault the gates of whatever heaven you like!
(11:43:04 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ I'm showing an asteroid at coordinates two four three mark two, come about and hit it with your phasers.
(11:43:36 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Scratch the asteroid, there's an angry Andorian on the move!
(11:44:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> +Sharks+ ...you're still not getting any more of my scotch, you bitch.
(11:45:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Sets a course right for Eraya's Mustang. He'll evade, alright, but if he's target practice for today, he'd damn well gonna make this interesting.::
(11:45:34 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Change weapon mode to simulated and press for the attack!
(11:49:04 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> After the predicted ten minutes have passed, the Sharks get a sudden addition to their scenery as a Galaxy Class starship drops out of warp, its design as artfully beautiful as the one it's here to meet, albeit more in the style of a rubenesque matron than a trim race horse.
(11:49:59 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: +Sharks+ :: changes to simulation mode, and scans the area, seeing the other craft angling for her, takes evasive maneuvers::
(11:51:04 PM) CdrHarper: :: pulls away to see how Eraya reacts ::
(11:51:14 PM) CdrTKirr: The Discovery has dropped out of warp. :: puts her up on the screen ::
(11:51:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Grins savagely, the thrill of the hunt in his blood now as he harasses her with a few long range phaser blasts. He considers a torpedo, but he figures it'd be a waste just to scare her at this range.
(11:51:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I've seen her before. Go back to the Sharks, the show was much more interesting. :: heads out of the office ::
(11:52:24 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> +Sharks+ Is this how they "press the attack" on Betazed? No wonder the Dominion rolled over you!
(11:53:06 PM) CdrHarper: Oh-ho-ho.
(11:53:18 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> Yeah. I went there.
(11:53:36 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ You gonna take that from him?
(11:54:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Prepare to receive a new crewmember from Discovery.
(11:54:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Nods:: Just got the hail. Transporter room one stands ready to receive two.
(11:55:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Energize.
(11:56:24 PM) Eraya_Gallagher: +Sharks+ He can say whatever he likes. In fact, I like to hear what kind of things they like to say. :: rolls out of the way, and fires phasers at her attacker ::
(11:56:41 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Waits a moment, before nodding once again.:: We've got them, sir. Captain Santiago, and a one Lieutenant Commander...V'Larus.
(11:57:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: thinks a moment :: Yes, of course.
(11:58:24 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks to Ian ::
(11:58:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Takes a glancing hit to his shields, then rolls forward out of the way of the next two, before returning fire.:: +Sharks+ Better. Not bad even, for a shrink.
(11:59:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: crosses to the TL :: They would have picked him.
(12:00:47 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Transporter room one.
(12:01:15 AM) LtCdr_VLarus [Mibbit@dm-29322.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(12:01:19 AM) Eraya_Gallagher: +Sharks+ :: chuckles:: since you mentioned I was a shark, I think I was reading in your file that you're due for your psych eval. :: Dives low, and flips to the right, firing phasers again::
(12:01:32 AM) CdrHarper: :: watching the show, wondering if she should pick a side ::
(12:01:47 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: arrives in the TR :: Welcome aboard, Captain, Lt. Commander.
(12:03:14 AM) LtCdr_VLarus: ::Nods briskly, but without any more outward flair than would be expected of his race:: Admiral Blackthorne. Good. Like Captain Santiago, I too have something you may wish to see in private.
(12:03:27 AM) LtCdr_VLarus: ::Looks quickly between the two:: At your earliest convenience, of course.
(12:03:59 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Certainly. I'm certain there is business to discuss.
(12:05:32 AM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ He could definitely use a psych eval. ::smirks ::
(12:05:37 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Sets two microtorps to maximum yield, and fires them off in her direction as he cuts speed very briefly to ensure that last blast overshoots. It's mostly just a lightshow, meant to disorient her a bit, maybe make her try to dodge as he uses it for cover, firing off a fresh barrage of phasers.::
(12:05:59 AM) CdrHarper: :: nods in approval :: +Chaka+ Nice move, blueman.
(12:06:50 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> +Sharks+ You know I could have sword I read somewhere that actual mental help requires a diversity of mental health professionals, in case doctor and patient just don't mesh on the first try. I may have to hold out!
(12:08:01 AM) LtCdr_VLarus: Indeed. In the meantime, have accomodations been alloted, or shall I seek out your quartermaster?
(12:08:18 AM) Eraya_Gallagher: +shark+ If I was actually to treat you, you might have a point, but doing an eval doesn't necessarily require a mesh
(12:08:20 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Commander T'Kirr should have arrangements for your quartering ready.
(12:08:41 AM) Eraya_Gallagher: ::dives low again and rolls right, firing::
(12:09:31 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Comes diving down at her like a vengeful bird of prey, phasers lighting up space:: +Sharks+ Then what are we waiting for? My favorite color, believe it or not, is not blue, but purple, and I HATE long walks along the beach. Fucking sand gets everywhere.
(12:09:59 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: (OMG the time got away from me since I'm trying to fix a server while simming - five minute warning!)
(12:11:28 AM) Eraya_Gallagher: +Sharks+ hmmmm . . . interesting
(12:12:12 AM) LtCdr_VLarus: ::Nods:: Then I shall make my inquiries at the nearest computer terminal. I am optimistic that the time to come shall prove productive. Based on what I've read since being granted the appropriate security clearance...I hope so.
(12:13:57 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: I share that hope, Commander. :: smiles as genuinely as he can manage ::
(12:13:59 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Releases similarly bright chaff the moment he's put a little distance from her minus the z axis, hoping to confuse her sensors a bit as he swings around for yet another salvo:: +Sharks+ Oh, and Tongo drums. Love that shit.
(12:14:11 AM) Eraya_Gallagher: +sharks+ What else? ::spins 30 degrees up, fires again::
(12:14:38 AM) LtCdr_VLarus: ::To the surprise of no one, he does not return the smile:: Excellent. Then, if I am dismissed?
(12:14:58 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Dismissed.
(12:16:17 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(12:16:18 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(12:16:20 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(12:17:05 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: exit
(12:17:09 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: (wrong window)
(12:17:22 AM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(12:17:46 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Nice sim, especially with just four.
(12:17:52 AM) LtCdr_VLarus: Indeed.
(12:17:53 AM) Eraya_Gallagher: ::pauses::
(12:18:14 AM) Eraya_Gallagher: and one falling asleep
(12:21:42 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: I was particularly enjoying the counseling session in the fighters. But we'll call your checkout ride completed.
(12:22:28 AM) Eraya_Gallagher: LOL
(12:22:32 AM) CdrTKirr: Hehe
(12:23:49 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Next week a new plot begins. See y'all then!
(12:24:42 AM) LtCdr_VLarus: Alright. Night, folks!
(12:24:44 AM) LtCdr_VLarus left the room (quit: Exit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(12:24:49 AM) ColDougMcKnight left the room (quit: Exit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(12:25:03 AM) CdrHarper left the room.
(12:25:03 AM) CdrTKirr: Night =)