Conversation with #ussatlantis at 1/5/2011 10:00:30 PM on VAdmBlackthorne@opus.il.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
(10:00:30 PM) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: Speaking of weddings.... tonight we take a break from the surface activities for the wedding of Ian Blackthorne and T'Kirr in the ship's arboretum! Reception to follow in Ten Forward afterward!
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(10:00:39 PM) CdrTKirr: *glomp*
(10:01:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Erk!!
(10:03:45 PM) DrRoxanneCarre [Mibbit@dm-28746.tukw.qwest.net] entered the room.
(10:03:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Doc
(10:04:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@dm-27274.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:04:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Mike
(10:04:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hi guys!
(10:04:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Evening.
(10:04:36 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (find a battery :: aa :: in case I miss it :p )
(10:05:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Rachel will be here in just a minute. And I will be with you properly in just a minute as well. Finishing up something really quick.
(10:05:35 PM) CdrTKirr: Hey
(10:05:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty
(10:09:09 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Batter installed, I am operational again. Dog distracted with bull penis...all quiet.
(10:09:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: what
(10:11:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: aka 'Bully Sticks' (the gross new chewtoy for dogs. lol )
(10:11:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Dog owners are weird.
(10:13:47 PM) CdrHarper [Mibbit@dm-10730.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net] entered the room.
(10:15:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay! No time to read it now, I know, but I sadly could not find the time before. At your leisure, there is a new log up on the site. I gave it a cursory proof reading, but if I missed any typos and the like, I apologize.
(10:16:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Wooohooo!
(10:18:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: You can edit and fix anything you missed, don't worry.
(10:20:19 PM) Percy [Mibbit@dm-27274.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:20:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Percy
(10:20:38 PM) CdrTKirr: Heya
(10:21:33 PM) Percy: Hoy!
(10:21:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty then, let's get started!
(10:23:03 PM) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEEET :: Attention!
(10:23:37 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa ::
(10:24:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: We begin 2390 by continuing our exploration of Gencodia! McKnight's team has discovered a working computer in the underground ruins, while on the surface, a full-fledged encampment has arisen as translation efforts continue.
(10:24:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(10:25:27 PM) CdrTKirr: This log is great, Mike. Can I leave it to you to update the reference page with the pod info?
(10:26:10 PM) Percy: He says sure, as soon as he figures out how. He's just washing a pot quick for ravioli :-P
(10:26:30 PM) CdrTKirr: Cool. =) No questions.
(10:26:36 PM) Percy: Also, question, because I can't remember.
(10:26:44 PM) Percy: Is the quarantine still in effect?
(10:26:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I believe so. Doc?
(10:27:48 PM) CdrTKirr: We need some sort of vehicle transport between sites.
(10:27:58 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: no, its lifted for all but kuari
(10:28:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cool, quarantine is up.
(10:28:48 PM) Percy: Woohoo!
(10:29:23 PM) LtKuari: 8(
(10:29:34 PM) LtKuari: So I'm STUCK down here?
(10:29:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: As for vehicles, we can have shuttles bus people.
(10:29:36 PM) Percy: Aw, sorry. I meant woohoo for no more quarantine.
(10:29:39 PM) LtKuari: :: stamps from bottomless pit ::
(10:29:46 PM) Percy: :: Tosses Kuari chocolate::
(10:29:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Or Kuari can fly people!
(10:29:56 PM) LtKuari: :: opens mouth wide ::
(10:30:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: At any rate...
(10:30:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:30:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:30:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:31:10 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (your not really quarantined you just have to use gear because your physiology is so different, we're still running tests!)
(10:32:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: at the pillar, looking around as people scurry about ::
(10:32:28 PM) CdrTKirr: :: sits at a table outside the main complex at Base, quiety doing administrative somethings on a PADD while listening to alien birds and nursing a cup of tea ::
(10:33:58 PM) LtKuari: :: is unsure where she is currently assigned ::
(10:35:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: to Harper :: Commander, I'd like to use the Sharks to do some aerial recon, but want you to remain here and keep up the translation efforts.
(10:35:42 PM) CdrHarper: :: looks up with a start, as if she was in a trance :: OH! I mean, yes sir.
(10:36:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Let's get a general map with further points of interest noted.
(10:36:39 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks up as a crewman approaches and silently hands her a PADD, takes and peers at said PADD, then hands it back and points to a couple of crates :: Those are the spare lab equipment packages. They're to be reallocated to the lower site. Make sure you report to Ensign Taylor. She should be there now.
(10:36:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: A ways away from any surface site, some 900 feet above where the ocean beats against the sheer cliff that suddenly drops off near the entrance to the underground complex, the sound of screaming can be heard, barely. That is, provided there was anyone on hand to hear it, so...unless Kuari is out for a joyride, it probably can't be heard. ::
(10:36:47 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: But it's getting louder! ::
(10:37:08 PM) CdrHarper: :: nods :: Aye. +Syd+ Harper to Lt. Ryan.
(10:37:58 PM) LtKuari: (( Where would you LIKE me to be? =P ))
(10:38:27 PM) Percy: Syd> :: From up on the ship:: Yes ma'am?
(10:39:23 PM) LtKuari: :: figures she's at least probably not underground as it doesn't seem to suit her ::
(10:39:38 PM) CdrHarper: +Syd+ I know it is not the most exciting assignment, but you're lead on this one. Take the Sharks out and do some recon around the landing site and expand our map of the area, noting any points of interest for future exploration.
(10:39:44 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: checks the progress of the bio-tests so Kuari can be free of gear ::
(10:40:28 PM) Percy: Syd> Recon mission, got it. We can be in the air in 5.
(10:40:43 PM) CdrHarper: +Syd+ Great, thank you! Harper out.
(10:41:41 PM) CdrHarper: They will be airborne in five minutes, admiral.
(10:41:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Excellent. :: heads down the path to the settlement ::
(10:42:19 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Suddenly, a silvery missile explodes out from the cliff face, streaking out over the ocean at well over 100 miles per hour, and bearing two figures in golden Starfleet uniforms, one strawberry blonde female exuberantly strangling a black male. ::
(10:42:26 PM) Percy: Syd> +Shark Pilots+ Ryan to Sharks, Commander Harper wants us in the air on recon. Report to docking bay ASAP, understood?
(10:43:05 PM) CdrHarper: (This is visible to us on the surface?)
(10:43:06 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Gant> KILLYOUI'MGONNAKILLYOUWHYDIDILETYOUTALKMEINTO THISYOUSTUPIDSONOFABITCHI'MGONNAKILLYOU!
(10:43:21 PM) Percy: (Lmao)
(10:43:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (It's not within direct line of sight with any of the excavation sites, but if anyone's watching on sensors or something, yeah, it'd be visible.)
(10:44:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Struggling for breath :: We're...ack...we're not falling...
(10:44:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Gant> KILLYOU!!!!!!!!!
(10:45:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (LOL)
(10:46:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: arrives in the encampment ::
(10:46:52 PM) Percy: :: Blissfully unaware of her underlings' folly, Percy is almost dancing around the computer bay looking for something to dive into with an energy not unlike when she was in the presence of a diesel backhoe some years ago.::
(10:46:58 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (As for Kuari, it's entirely up to you. Unless she's faster than I thought, she can't stay with the pod, but she could report seeing it at least.)
(10:48:18 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: gets the Sharks call and hurriedly chokes down her mouthful of eggs before responding and hurrying from Ten Forward ::
(10:48:44 PM) CdrTKirr: (( Urgh not that backhoe ))
(10:49:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ( Don't hate because we had to trade you for it.)
(10:49:21 PM) CdrTKirr: (( But I am... I am ))
(10:49:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Looking up while trying to pull Gant's hands off of him. A soft, pinkish, basically transparent energy field has appeared over the passenger section. :: Can we please focus on the wonder of discovery? Please?
(10:49:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (this is what happens when Atlantis plot ideas are discussed at lunch with Shelev)
(10:50:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Gant> I'll discover why you won't DIE!
(10:50:26 PM) Percy: (Teehee)
(10:50:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: finds T'Kirr :: How are things looking down here?
(10:50:47 PM) LtKuari: :: finds herself to be standing guard outside the Ruins entrance, or rather sitting guard, and twitches an ear at a distant sound, idly wondering what it is ::
(10:52:02 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks up, unusually short in her answer as she's rather distracted by recent personal developments and displays a pleasant expression :: Very well.
(10:52:37 PM) CdrTKirr: (( Damn racist Andorian ))
(10:52:52 PM) Percy: :: Finds what looks like a large access panel or small door, and manages to open it. And of course, instantly dives in!::
(10:53:07 PM) Percy: ACTION> She falls on her ass.
(10:53:31 PM) Percy: :: Looks around:: Oh goddamnit this is a closet. Or something closet-shaped.
(10:53:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I have the Sharks about to fly some aerial recon for us, get a bigger picture.
(10:54:58 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sighs as she reads more reports on tests :: Computer, notify me when more results are received. :: examines the bio-sample results more closely ::
(10:55:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: gestures up at the sky ::
(10:55:33 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: fits into her fighter and gets the mission brief, grumbling to herself :: First mish with a superior crew and it's recon?
(10:55:54 PM) Percy: Syd> :: Suited up, looks around from in front of her Mustang and watches as pilots filter in.:: Alright, boys and girls, let's not have any unpleasant surprises today. We'll be sweeping around the circumference of explored territory and spiraling out from there.
(10:56:45 PM) CdrTKirr: :: follows his point :: Excellent. I'm surprised you didn't order it earlier.
(10:57:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: So am I, to be honest. I'm half tempted to get up there myself.
(10:57:05 PM) Percy: Syd> Make sure your sensors are synched, and keep in formation. Now let's go recon the hell out of that planet!
(10:58:07 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: magically grumbles AFTER breakout in the bay before she climbs in ::
(10:58:30 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> Aye, sir!
(11:00:50 PM) LtKuari: :: idly thumps her tail as she's momentarily distracted and becomes alert again, and if there's still screaming she'll be drawn to the sound again ::
(11:00:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> Right, my color camera's locked and loaded. Let's get some atmo already!
(11:01:55 PM) Percy: Syd> ::Looks to Ash briefly as she starts towards her lift:: Make me proud, rookie. :: Gets in:: +Sharks+ All sharks, begin launch sequence.
(11:04:22 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: pulls her mouth into a thin line at the title, thinking herself anything but a rookie and climbs in, starting up ::
(11:04:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> Green across the board. After you, Crazy Horse.
(11:05:13 PM) Percy: Syd> Yeehaw!
(11:05:40 PM) Percy: ACTION> Sharks begin to launch, starting with Crazy Horse.
(11:05:50 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> God DAMMIT! We're not dead! That's fucking awesome! Now stop trying to kill me before I remember words like "Assaulting a superior officer!"
(11:06:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I may take a bird up anyway, I would like to see this place from the air.
(11:07:37 PM) CdrTKirr: :: raises a disapproving eyebrow ::
(11:07:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smirks :: What.
(11:08:51 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Gant> ::Reluctantly pulls away, huddles herself up, and starts muttering. :: "Superior my ass, you crazy...ass!"
(11:10:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Stands up , the newly formed energy bubble allowing him room to achieve almost his full height. :: Superior by a commision date difference of 3 weeks is still superior. Look on the bright side, though. Maybe after this, they'll bust me back down to Ensign. Then, you can gloat while I unclog toilets with Carter.
(11:11:14 PM) CdrTKirr: If I recall, your wings have been clipped.
(11:11:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Only for combat missions. :: raises his index finger ::
(11:11:52 PM) CdrTKirr: A technicality.
(11:12:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Indeed, but I don't think there's anything here to shoot.
(11:12:42 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Gant> :: Remains silent, but allows herself a small smile at the prospect as she looks out he "window" :: Did we have wings before?
(11:14:08 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: brings up the rear ::
(11:14:23 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Computer > Results received Dr. Carre.
(11:16:46 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: examines the latest results, is puzzled by an oddity :: Computer, run a full work up on bio sample 630-469, specifically genotype and DNA, priority one.
(11:18:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: lowers his voice :: And that unpleasantness from Command is fortunately over.
(11:20:18 PM) CdrTKirr: :: frowns :: You could still become injured. Medical sees you unfit to fly in combat.
(11:21:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctors. :: chuffs ::
(11:22:13 PM) CdrTKirr: :: mocks him in a much less emotional way :: Scientists.
(11:23:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smiles :: Sometimes I wonder!
(11:25:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Looks down. They DO seem to have sprouted...well, it looks more like the flat wide rim of a soup bowl in elliptical form to him than any sort of aircraft, but wings fits if any word does, he supposes.:: Extended after we cleared the shaft, I guess.
(11:27:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Activates his holo-tool, bringing up an image of their pod in flight. He takes hold of it and turns it upside down to get a better look at it. The underside of the "wings" glow a bright blue :: Mag lev strips, I guess. More lift, or propulsion...or something. But it doesn't nearly account for how we're maintaining this altitude...
(11:29:01 PM) CdrHarper: :: reading and suddenly stops, blinking in confusion, figures she mistranslated ::
(11:29:54 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Gant> ::Takes out her tricorder, perfectly content with the traditional display:: We're only providing part of the oomph. We're being repelled by something...wow, this must work with the planet's own magnetic field. What we should be asking is how we seem to be making course corrections. There's no sign of any guidance system on this tub.
(11:29:54 PM) CdrTKirr: Allow the Sharks to clear the skies and submit their findings to McKnight. Only after he determines there aren't any anti-aircraft systems in place will I let you go up there.
(11:30:13 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Gant> Face it, you superior jackass, sir. It's time to call this one in.
(11:30:54 PM) CdrTKirr: (( Go go Unobtainium! ))
(11:31:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: starts to object, but stops and chuckles :: Yes, ma'am!
(11:31:30 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks pleased with herself ::
(11:34:45 PM) CdrHarper: :: Checks it again :: This can not be right...
(11:37:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Grumbles:: Fine.
(11:38:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Taps his comm badge gingerly:: +Percy+ Uh...hi, Chief? You reading me?
(11:39:32 PM) Percy: +Quinn+ Busard here. :: Fiddles with something on a wall:: What's up?
(11:39:50 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Computer> Priority one results received.
(11:40:38 PM) CdrHarper: They left, but not by space travel.
(11:40:47 PM) CdrHarper: :: looks up at the sky to think a moment ::
(11:41:49 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: looks over the results, is doubtful :: Computer, what is the error percentage on these results, factor in contamination and unclean working conditions.
(11:43:13 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Computer> 99.9789 percentage error, within the parameters specified.
(11:43:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> +Percy+ Well, um...we are. Gant and me. We've kind of, um...left the premises?
(11:43:37 PM) CdrHarper: (Two minute warning)
(11:44:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Random science department guy> What's wrong, Commander Harper?
(11:44:12 PM) Percy: +Quinn+ ...Why do I get the feeling you don't mean "took our break"?
(11:44:51 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Heh, sorry. Just missed that Harper had done her reveal already.)
(11:44:57 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +Blackthorne+ Carre to Blackthorne.
(11:45:00 PM) CdrHarper: I - I am not sure yet.
(11:45:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Carre+ Go ahead, Doc.
(11:45:24 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> +Busard+ Because we...um...caught a lift. An air lift.
(11:45:42 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Sir I've received some...odd results from one of the bio-samples.
(11:45:47 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Gant> +Busard+ It was his idea!
(11:46:13 PM) Percy: +Quinn, Gant+ A lift. Alright. Are you at least controlling said lift?
(11:46:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Carre+ What do you mean by odd?
(11:47:16 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Its very similar to rukaran (sp?) but its NOT. Its quite doubtful that there was contamination of the sample but I'm having all the bio-samples run as priority to try and get confirmation.
(11:47:46 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Sir, this particular DNA does not exist in the medi-lab database.
(11:47:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Carre+ A native species that's similar to the Rucarans, you say?
(11:48:13 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> +Busard+ I...seriously doubt it, Chief. We found some kind of shuttle. I was just...really so sure I'd figured out how it worked. And I just figured it would fall to our department to test out the theory anyway, so...
(11:48:58 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Similar yes, but not exactly. I'm trying to get a dating on it but the sample is fairly small for that.
(11:49:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Carre+ Interesting. Keep me posted.
(11:49:30 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +Blackthorne+ Will do, Carre out.
(11:49:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:50:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:50:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:50:49 PM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(11:50:57 PM) Percy: ::pauses::
(11:51:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pawses ::
(11:51:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The mysteries and discoveries continue!
(11:52:15 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: More about the bubbleator of the planet! :D
(11:52:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Let me know if y'all get tired of mucking around here, but I like it.
(11:53:12 PM) Percy: It's pretty fun so far! And maybe later we can play colonists?
(11:53:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Good idea!
(11:53:22 PM) CdrTKirr: Hahaha
(11:53:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Oh, I'd like to at least figure out what happened to these people before we move on.
(11:53:37 PM) Percy: Makes sense.
(11:53:38 PM) CdrHarper: Gimme time, it's slow to read. :(
(11:54:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Crap, I forgot to mention.
(11:54:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The Discovery has arrived - that's how Zuriyev got here for the wedding.
(11:55:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Sweet. Santiago's in the house.
(11:55:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Sho'nuff.
(11:56:55 PM) CdrTKirr: Mike, did you say you wanted info on how to update document?
(11:57:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Laters, hubby got home early. YAY!
(11:57:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Later Doc
(11:57:12 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :D
(11:57:20 PM) DrRoxanneCarre left the room (quit: Exit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(11:59:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Well, sure. I can't recall where the document is, for starters.
(12:00:53 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: docs.google.com
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(12:06:50 AM) CdrHarper left the room (quit: Exit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(12:07:23 AM) CdrTKirr: You should have editing rights. Just put in what we know of the pod technology somewhere it would fit.
(12:07:41 AM) Percy left the room (quit: Exit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(12:07:51 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Kay, will do. Thanks.
(12:07:59 AM) CdrTKirr: Thank you
(12:13:41 AM) ColDougMcKnight: It may take me some time to get my thoughts together, but I'll get it done as soon as possible.
(12:13:59 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: I love how this is pulling together.
(12:14:02 AM) CdrTKirr: I hear you. It takes me some time to update all new info from a sim log.
(12:17:36 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Huh. It won't let me use the cursor.
(12:18:20 AM) ColDougMcKnight: It did at first, which is odd.
(12:18:31 AM) CdrTKirr: It should
(12:18:53 AM) CdrTKirr: It shows you as viewing
(12:18:57 AM) CdrTKirr: Not editing
(12:19:43 AM) CdrTKirr: You have editing priviledges though
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