Conversation with #ussatlantis at 8/11/2010 9:58:38 PM on (irc)

(9:58:38 PM) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: no more meetings omg
(9:58:39 PM) mode (+o VAdmBlackthorne) by ChanServ
(9:58:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hi y'all
(9:58:56 PM) CdrTKirr: Hey
(10:00:10 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: hihi
(10:00:37 PM) DrRoxanneCarre [] entered the room.
(10:00:40 PM) Col_Doug_McKnight [] entered the room.
(10:00:45 PM) Col_Doug_McKnight left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).
(10:00:57 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hiyas
(10:01:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Doc
(10:01:00 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(10:01:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hi Mike
(10:01:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hey, evening all.
(10:01:17 PM) ColDougMcKnight: And one more...
(10:01:39 PM) Keith_Stone [] entered the room.
(10:01:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: There we go.
(10:02:21 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I just got my rig back and stuff is messed up (screen rez those sorts of things). :(
(10:02:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I think this is everyone for tonight!
(10:02:40 PM) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEET :: Attention!
(10:02:46 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(10:02:56 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa ::
(10:03:05 PM) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(10:03:14 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: AA ::
(10:04:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: hands the chalk over to McKnight ::
(10:04:55 PM) LtSyvek [] entered the room.
(10:05:50 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay! It seems I'm doing the briefing for tonight, so since we last saw our heroes, some progress has already been made toward their goal of kicking slaver butt. At the cost of having to listen to him chewing bubblegum because he figured nobody would let him bring chaw onto the bridge...
(10:06:53 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Mr. Stone has managed to plot and execute a course that has taken us into the nebula proper without running afould of any of Renzik's perimeter patrols. We are now enroute to his designated safe spot, ETA ten minutes.
(10:07:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(10:08:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty then...
(10:08:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:08:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:08:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:09:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: on the bridge, looking out at the nebula on the viewer ::
(10:09:51 PM) CdrHarper: :: at helm, carefully following the course and sneaking past patrols ::
(10:10:20 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: researching the lifespan of swallowed bubblegum ::
(10:10:34 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: at science station on bridge, monitoring scanner signals and radio chatter ::
(10:10:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It could be worse. At least this nebula doesn't interfere with shields.
(10:11:41 PM) CdrTKirr: :: sits next to Blackthorne, minding her little terminal ::
(10:12:02 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Leaning with one hand against the back of her chair:: Okay, you can relax now. Barring some really bad luck, we shouldn't be spotted by anyone for awhile now. Worst you need to worry about is getting torn in half by a gravitational eddie. Speaking of, you may want to dial impulse down to...oh, I dunno, this tub's faster than it looks. .3 or so.
(10:14:00 PM) CdrHarper: This is no "tub," Mr. Stone.
(10:14:13 PM) CdrHarper: :: thottles back, nonetheless ::
(10:14:50 PM) CdrTKirr: :: eyes Stone surreptitiously from under her brow ::
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(10:16:16 PM) LtSyvek [] entered the room.
(10:16:48 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Grins good naturedly:: Well, lemme take a turn at helm, I might sing a different tune.
(10:17:05 PM) CdrHarper: No.
(10:17:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smirks ::
(10:17:41 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: snerk
(10:17:52 PM) Keith_Stone: Fine, then I call it whatever I like.
(10:18:57 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Mutters under his breath:: Not like I'm getting paid for this, bunch of stuck up, over-starched (lapses into Rigellian)...
(10:18:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Can't fault the commander for having pride in her ship, Mr. Stone.
(10:19:31 PM) CdrHarper: :: glares up at him and answers in Rigellian, impolitely ::
(10:20:22 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks slightly amused ::
(10:21:00 PM) Keith_Stone: Well, shit. Careful hun. Might just turn me on. Also, you'll want to adjust your course. Bearing 152, Mark 9.
(10:21:05 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: internally applauds Harper... the rhyming retort was a nice touch. ::
(10:23:13 PM) CdrHarper: :: wordlessly makes the adjustment ::
(10:23:19 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Monitoring hull stresses and the like. Everything fine thus far.:: No ships we weren;t expecting on sensors. But I will take this time to remind you, right now all that means is we're clear for 2 million kilometers or so.
(10:24:24 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: looks up from her screens :: If it makes you feel any better, comms are quiet.
(10:25:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Steady as she goes, then.
(10:26:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (BRB)
(10:28:36 PM) CdrHarper: :: adjusts around another eddy ::
(10:30:29 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Looks back at Blackthorne:: Aw, come on. At least let me take you into the sweet spot. You can let your doctor scan me and everything. I'm sober as a judge.
(10:31:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: You want to go aboard with the marines?
(10:32:20 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks from Blackthorne to Stone ::
(10:32:44 PM) Keith_Stone: Well, I actually meant flying you in to the safe zone, but if I'm not going to get any fun in that way, it's funny you should mention it. I've managed to avoid being a guest here so far, but I do happen to know a lot of these pirate types are fond of a particular model of prefab station design I know my way around.
(10:33:05 PM) Keith_Stone: Might be I could save your boys having to clear out a couple janitor closets.
(10:33:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks to McKnight ::
(10:33:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I think he could be of some use.
(10:34:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Shrugs:: Alright, fine by me, then. So long as he sticks with a 2-man escort. And he can have a sidearm, but no rifle.
(10:35:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, Mr. Stone.
(10:35:32 PM) CdrHarper: You still don't get to fly the ship, though.
(10:38:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: You heard her.
(10:39:31 PM) CdrTKirr: :: momentarily entertains the possible repercussions of allowing Stone to pilot ::
(10:41:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: doesn't ::
(10:42:35 PM) Keith_Stone: (Sorry, phone call.)
(10:43:57 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Throws up his hands:: Fine, fine. I've learned to quit when I'm something sorta like ahead. Just, y'know. Whenever the walking UT decides she's not scared of a little competition behind the wheel, she can look me up. I know a good gas giant ring for racing.
(10:44:35 PM) CdrHarper: :: mutters something in native Risan to the effect of "Bring it, chump." ::
(10:44:57 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Responds in kind:: "Any time, anywhere, babe."
(10:46:30 PM) CdrHarper: :: blinks ::
(10:46:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Now, now.
(10:46:54 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: wonders if Kate is going to have a date later ::
(10:47:03 PM) CdrTKirr: :: returns her attention to her terminal ::
(10:49:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis arrives at the rendezvous point with the rest of the fleet.
(10:49:21 PM) CdrHarper: We're here, all stopped, Admiral.
(10:50:06 PM) CdrTKirr: :: sits a little straighter, but only slightly ::
(10:51:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Signal all ships to stand by.
(10:52:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Claps his hands now.:: Okay! Well, I'm as good as my word. Got you close, but a million kilometers ahead, the gravitational pulls stop canceling each other out so well. From here on out, it's up to you folks.
(10:53:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (D'oh. Pretend that was Stone.)
(10:53:10 PM) CdrHarper: :: sends out the fleetwide query ::
(10:53:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Thank you, Mr. Stone.
(10:54:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Just doin' my civic duty on a lady's behalf. So which one's the best chair to watch your science people work?
(10:57:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: gestures to the empty counselor's seat :: Go ahead.
(11:00:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Plops himself down indelicately:: Dang. Pretty comfy for military issue.
(11:00:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Being a flagship has its perks.
(11:00:22 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Son of a bitch. I WILL get those tabs straight!)
(11:00:48 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Grins:: I DID kinda wonder if that cannon was standard issue.
(11:02:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smirks :: Long story.
(11:03:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: turns to Wright :: Let's get a safe way in through those gravitational eddies.
(11:09:44 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: taptaptap :: Give me just a second.
(11:10:53 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: runs through a few scenarios :: Hmmmmm. Let's start with this. :: sends course to Harper :: Nice and easy.
(11:11:28 PM) CdrTKirr: :: monitors sensors, she can't help it ::
(11:12:06 PM) CdrHarper: :: relays out to the fleet ::
(11:12:21 PM) CdrHarper: Fleet reports ready to move out.
(11:12:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Take us in.
(11:12:43 PM) CdrHarper: :: leads the way ::
(11:13:41 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: feeds constantly updating information on the eddies to Harper and the fleet ::
(11:14:36 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::COnsults his terminal:: Assuming we can maintain, more or less, this speed and direction, we should reach the target zone Mr. Stone provided within five minutes. I'll signal my men to gear up now.
(11:15:19 PM) CdrHarper: :: constantly adjusts, syncing her flight path with the rest ::
(11:15:28 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Sends the message to security C&C, and almost immediately, the order is relayed, and a strike force consisting of some 5 squads begins to make ready.::
(11:16:30 PM) CdrHarper: :: signals the Mustang pilots to get ready as well, should they be needed ::
(11:18:18 PM) LtSyvek: :: suits up and readies his squad ::
(11:22:27 PM) CdrHarper: We're through. :: puts the target on screen ::
(11:23:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Red alert, all hands to battlestations.
(11:23:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:23:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:23:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:23:56 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: || ::
(11:23:57 PM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(11:24:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Pauses as well!::
(11:24:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty, next week the defecation hits the rotary oscillator!
(11:25:57 PM) CdrTKirr: No sonic shower will be enough!
(11:26:01 PM) Keith_Stone: Remind me to stand upwind.
(11:26:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: That only works for pee.
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