Conversation with #ussatlantis at 2/23/2011 9:05:19 PM on VAdmBlackthorne@opus.il.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
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(9:05:19 PM) ChanServ has changed the topic to: According to Harper's research, the Gencodians abandoned this world after shifting into another dimension, or reality... or something. The Sharks are flying escort for the hapless crew of the automated transport, and work continues on accessing the computer system and building the settlements.
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(10:00:33 PM) LtKuari [email@example.com] entered the room.
(10:00:41 PM) CdrTKirr [firstname.lastname@example.org] entered the room.
(10:00:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(10:01:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@dm-27274.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:01:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Mike
(10:01:54 PM) CdrTKirr: Hi hi
(10:02:30 PM) DrRoxanneCarre [Mibbit@dm-22730.tukw.qwest.net] entered the room.
(10:03:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hellos!
(10:03:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Doc
(10:03:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hey. Sorry about the various conflicts of late...and the fact I haven't been in touch about them like I'd have liked. I just wish there was better news on that front. But...well, at the least, it's become obvious Sunday's never going to work.
(10:04:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: That's fine, we can just stay where we are. :)
(10:05:12 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Sure. Rachel's still in rehearsals, and will be for the next little while, but I'll try to be here as often as possible, anyway.
(10:06:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It was just an idea, to adapt to the changing times.
(10:07:13 PM) CdrTKirr: Agreed.
(10:08:49 PM) CdrTKirr: So the performing is going well for her?
(10:10:16 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Sorry, had to step out for just a second. But yes, I gather the play is progressing nicely.
(10:10:33 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I'll be sure to let you know how it turned out once I see it for myself. :)
(10:10:46 PM) CdrTKirr: Great ^_^
(10:10:54 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Though by that point, better chance she could tell you for herself of course.
(10:11:13 PM) CdrTKirr: Well yes
(10:12:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: How much longer will we be without her?
(10:12:50 PM) ColDougMcKnight: By the way, if my brother didn't tape it on his own so we could watch it later in the week, there would be a MAJOR conflict between game and Justified. Awesome show, I feel compelled to announce.
(10:13:05 PM) ColDougMcKnight: As for the duration...not sure, off the top of my head. Another few weeks at least, though.
(10:14:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Justified?
(10:14:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Did you ever see Deadwood at all?
(10:15:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Never did.
(10:15:53 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I watched the first season, it was pretty awesome.
(10:16:30 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Ah. Basically, it stars Timothy Olyphant, if you know him from anything. He plays a "cowboy cop" type..except like in the 19th century sheriff sense. He even wears a cowboy hat. For Carre, he's basically playing Bullock again, if Bullock underwent extensive anger management training.
(10:16:55 PM) ColDougMcKnight: He plays a U.S. Marshall, operating down in Kentucky coal country.
(10:17:14 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: They havent put any episodes of season 2 on hulu yet. :(
(10:17:31 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Season 2 was pretty good, albeit not QUITE up to the standard of the first.
(10:17:47 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Do not, under any circumstances, bother with season 3. Steaming pile of shit.
(10:17:49 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (I dont have cable and only get like 5-6 channels over the airwaves)
(10:18:08 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (Yes, BECAUSE I'M CHEAP!)
(10:18:28 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: And now I have an extra $150/mo to play with.
(10:18:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, well, we can make some progress with the four of us.
(10:19:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: So...basically, Justified is sort of a cop drama with more of a Western feel. And as you may remember from that one Shelev plot, I do enjoy a good western.
(10:19:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Me too!
(10:19:11 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :D
(10:20:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: If I remember right, we'd just tractored the transport pod containing our hapless engineering NPCs into the main camp.
(10:21:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Yeah. I figured they were giving that quest up for now...mostly because I remember some noises being made about moving on.
(10:21:24 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I actually found them quite entertaining.
(10:21:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, that was because I'd gotten the impression that there was boredom with this plotline.
(10:22:25 PM) CdrTKirr: No boredom from me.
(10:22:35 PM) CdrHarper [Mibbit@dm-10730.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net] entered the room.
(10:22:45 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Carre is bored, but then shes got other issues...
(10:22:47 PM) CdrTKirr: Certainly more settled than when we arrived, naturally!
(10:23:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I'm content to keep going with it if everyone wants to.
(10:23:10 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: someone moved her damn still *cough* um...nevermind.
(10:23:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Well...I'm okay with a little more. I'll admit, something new might be nice soon.
(10:23:50 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: R&R soon! >.>
(10:23:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: We can always come back here.
(10:24:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: See how it's developed and such.
(10:24:16 PM) ColDougMcKnight: To be fair, my saying that is partly inspired by having no ideas prepared for the second site that Quinn and Gant were coming up on.
(10:24:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Fair enough!
(10:24:58 PM) ColDougMcKnight: But yes, we can come back. And I rather liked the idea presented by...Rachel, was it? That we could play colonists as a side thing?
(10:25:22 PM) CdrTKirr: I found some monsters in my house with my iPhone. I'm lighting a boss lion thing on fire atm. o.0
(10:25:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Ooooookay
(10:26:10 PM) CdrTKirr: =D
(10:26:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Let's keep going where we were then, and we can start to wrap up Atlantis's operations here.
(10:26:40 PM) CdrTKirr: Strange Taiwanese, coming up with games like this.
(10:27:33 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay! There was ONE little visual I wanted to do with McKnight before we left anyway, if we can assume he's back from setting up the Echo One outpost.
(10:27:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Sure!
(10:28:07 PM) CdrTKirr: Sounds good to me. I mean, he's been there for a month already.
(10:28:15 PM) CdrTKirr: Is that my cue?
(10:28:20 PM) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEEEET :: Attention!
(10:28:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(10:28:59 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa ::
(10:29:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Tonight we begin to wrap up the initial colonization survey and spur effort. We've recovered a transport pod, working, and clues to the ultimate fate of the Gencodians are in our grasp.
(10:30:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(10:31:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: OK then.
(10:31:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:31:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:31:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:31:12 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Will there be flying dragons we can ride?
(10:31:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ( :: points at Kuari :: )
(10:31:40 PM) LtKuari: o_O
(10:31:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: walking through "downtown" admiring the new construction ::
(10:32:04 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (ha, put Carres generous figure on Kuari and we'll both be in sickbay!)
(10:33:24 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sipping freshly lab-brewed coffee, perusing the mornings reports ::
(10:33:50 PM) CdrTKirr: :: down by the stream, contenting herself with exploring the foliage at the water's edge with a companion bleeping tricorder ::
(10:33:55 PM) CdrHarper: :: drawn in by the smell of coffee ::
(10:34:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: McKnight is admiring the settlement himself, but from significantly further off. Not that you need shade on this planet, but one of the first major things he noted about this area was a nice stout tree atop a nearby hill overlooking the base camp. He sits against it now, his phaser rifle safetied and propped up against the side of said tree. ::
(10:35:26 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: motions toward the beakers and coffee reservoir :: Help yourself.
(10:35:47 PM) CdrHarper: :: pours a cuppa :: Thanks, Rox. How's things?
(10:36:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> :: also admiring downtown, taking a few pictures for Brooke ::
(10:36:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: For the moment, its place of honor among his gear has been supplanted by his banjo, recently brought down from the ship. His camera lies off to the side as well. Something about this place has re-awakened an interest for hobbies usually somewhat neglected, or in some cases all but abandoned altogether years ago. ::
(10:36:58 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sighs :: Burrowing out of my mountains of reports that are part and parcel of any large organization. It can be overwhelming if I dont keep up.
(10:37:23 PM) CdrHarper: You need to learn to delegate.
(10:37:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: finds Zuriyev :: Morning, Alexi.
(10:38:23 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Well my last paper-pusher got transferred and I havent found a replacement yet. :: eyes Kate :: Hey, you know how to read, wanna new job?
(10:38:46 PM) CdrHarper: :: snickers :: I am not very good with English!
(10:39:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> Ian! Remarkable progress here. About ready to ship out?
(10:39:44 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sigh again, even more deeply :: Story of my life.
(10:40:18 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: He has also, coincidentally, conducted a successful experiment with the replicators down there. Taking a short break from his attempt to pluck out a half-way decent tune despite his rustiness, he takes a sip from a jug. Yes,a jug of hard cider. ::
(10:40:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Getting there.
(10:41:14 PM) CdrHarper: Now, if they were written in Gencodian...
(10:41:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> Discovery is prepared to oversee the continued operations, and influx of people through Shangri-la.
(10:42:19 PM) LtKuari: :: settles into a glide, attempting to locate the strange plinking sound that has suddenly stopped ::
(10:42:27 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I suppose I could have the computer translate them for you.
(10:43:09 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (why do I hear a bottle version of "little brown jug" in my head now?)
(10:43:10 PM) CdrHarper: There would still be the issue that I am not a doctor!
(10:43:29 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Oh right, there is that. So you're off the hook then.
(10:44:46 PM) CdrHarper: Glad to hear it. :: sips coffee from a beaker ::
(10:45:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: I'd still like to find out what really happened, beyond the whole transcended reality thing.
(10:45:27 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Grins as he puts the jug down. :: Gotta admit, it IS nice to let someone else handle the lookout once in awhile.
(10:45:46 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Yanno...I bet we get some R&R soon. The boss and his new wife need a honeymoon. :: grins widely ::
(10:46:02 PM) CdrHarper: A honeymoon? The trip alone, yes?
(10:46:16 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: And with that observation, he goes back to what he personally judges a more or less adequate rendition of "Skip To My Lou". ::
(10:47:14 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Yes, tradition has it as a time to get acquainted like now people don't know each other. :: winks ::
(10:47:22 PM) LtKuari: :: cocks her head as the sound resumes and adjusts her course ::
(10:47:44 PM) CdrHarper: I would think that they know each other quite well already. :: puzzled ::
(10:48:23 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Yes I would think so, that means a honeymoon is for vacation! :: laughs ::
(10:49:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> We do have archaeologists on the way, Ian. They will do a fine job, as you have yours.
(10:50:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: There's a little wagon, paint it blue...there's a little wagon... ::Stops to correct what he judges a string very mildly out of tune:: Gotcha, you son of a bitch. Also, paint it blue...
(10:50:34 PM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses at a flat area and peers across the stream, contemplating the sturdiness of the ground for bridge placement ::
(10:50:37 PM) CdrHarper: This place has been like a vacation, at least for me.
(10:52:36 PM) LtKuari: :: grins widely as she recognizes McKnight from afar and approaches, flaring her wings and landing lightly on the edge of the hill ::
(10:52:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I know, I know. Let the experts come in and finish.
(10:53:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: So you'll be heading back to Earth?
(10:53:10 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Well, to each their own. I prefer something a bit more civilized or rustic.
(10:54:12 PM) CdrHarper: :: grins :: Well, I do enjoy the hologames.
(10:54:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> Yes, Brooke gets a bit impatient if I am gone too long, anymore.
(10:55:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: chuckles :: You could just order her to be patient, you know.
(10:56:00 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Its true, those are quite a bit more fun since we hooked up the room, thankfully the fire doesnt actually burn.
(10:56:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> Try that and let me know how it goes!
(10:56:19 PM) CdrHarper: With our raiders, that is a good thing.
(10:56:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: grins :: I'll pass.
(10:57:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> Now you understand, after all these years. :: claps him on the back with a hearty thwomp ::
(10:59:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> :: leaves his hand in place :: You two need a honeymoon, you know.
(11:00:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I keep hearing that. :: chuckles ::
(11:03:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> Well, it is your decision on where Atlantis goes next.
(11:04:21 PM) CdrHarper: :: idly fidgets with the Risan forehead ornament, still not comfortable with it ::
(11:04:30 PM) LtKuari: :: keeps her distance from McKnight, but stares with intense curiosity at the banjo in his hands ::
(11:05:22 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: You know, you could take some R&R yourself and visit your family.
(11:05:47 PM) CdrHarper: I call them more often now, at least.
(11:06:10 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I'm sure they enjoy it.
(11:08:27 PM) CdrHarper: :: pauses a long moment :: So do I.
(11:08:46 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Do they ever travel?
(11:09:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I know that, Alexi. Even if she is your ship.
(11:09:39 PM) CdrHarper: Not really; their business takes up most of their time.
(11:10:39 PM) CdrTKirr: :: crawls up a slight incline and steps into a dense patch of small trees and pauses to note the way the water sounds from the shady little spot ::
(11:11:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> :: laughs uproariously ::
(11:15:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> :: offers a handshake :: Consider it, Ian. You have earned it.
(11:16:14 PM) CdrTKirr: :: clicks her tricorder shut, silencing its stream of bleeps, and sits on the soft moss, closing her eyes and listening to the stream ::
(11:17:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: shakes Alexi's hand :: I will, Alexi.
(11:18:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> :: claps his shoulder :: See you at Earth, when I see you.
(11:19:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I'll be in touch. :: walks off as Zuriyev beams up ::
(11:20:25 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Well I know I'd like to spend a bit of time with Johnny, between his work and mine :: shrugs :: its sometimes quite difficult.
(11:20:49 PM) CdrHarper: But do you want to spend that much time with your parents?
(11:21:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: walks toward the river, knowing that he'll find T'Kirr ahead soon ::
(11:21:38 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Well, no. But I would like to spend some time visiting them. They really wont live forever.
(11:22:14 PM) CdrHarper: Yes. Yes, you are right, of course. :: feels rather callous, suddenly ::
(11:25:00 PM) CdrTKirr: :: focuses her mind, yet lets it drift at the same time, listening to cyclic sound of the water ::
(11:25:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: walks for a time, not knowing how he's finding her, but closes in nonetheless ::
(11:26:22 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: It can be difficult to overcome a parents wish to parent. You are their baby, no matter how old you are. :: smiles ::
(11:26:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: approaches quietly ::
(11:26:35 PM) CdrHarper: Are you calling me old?!
(11:27:04 PM) CdrTKirr: :: senses a probing presence and, recognizing it, does not wall it off ::
(11:27:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sits down next to her, sensing that she's in a semi meditative state ::
(11:29:12 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: No, and to your parents you will never be old. Even my parents cant resist the urge to parent. You do what you can to ease their mind, then do what you need to do to ease yours.
(11:29:22 PM) CdrTKirr: :: after a time :: The sound is comforting.
(11:29:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It's peaceful.
(11:30:20 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Now grandparents...thats a whole different story. :: laughs ::
(11:30:23 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods almost imperceptibly ::
(11:30:27 PM) CdrHarper: I was only kidding anyway. You are right, of course. I should see them more; I can not recall when I last visited Risa.
(11:31:00 PM) CdrTKirr: (( Hop on, I'm sure our shuttle's going that way! We can carpool! ))
(11:31:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ( Yeah, just what couples on honeymoons want! )
(11:31:39 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (someones gotta pilot!)
(11:32:42 PM) CdrTKirr: (( Omg what could be more fun? A Betazoid, a Vulcan, and a Risan! Surely they'll have a blast... ))
(11:32:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ( Sounds like the beginning of a joke.)
(11:33:12 PM) CdrTKirr: (( It does. They can sing shuttle songs... ))
(11:33:38 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (the turbines on the shuttle go round and round...)
(11:33:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sits, listening, and quieting his own mind ::
(11:34:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Perhaps its time to think about a short visit.
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(11:34:46 PM) CdrHarper: Yes, I think so.
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(11:35:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (WB)
(11:35:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Thanks.)
(11:35:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:35:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:35:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:36:31 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: OMG Honeymooooooon! In Juuuuuuune!
(11:36:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: June's too far away!
(11:36:53 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Right but it rhymes!
(11:36:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I must say, nice to be simming again! I'd missed Atlantis.
(11:36:58 PM) CdrTKirr: lol
(11:37:42 PM) CdrTKirr: Me, too. Gotta log something, too.
(11:37:43 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Atlantis > I missed you too!
(11:37:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Atlantis> :toot:
(11:38:01 PM) CdrTKirr: Aren't you in a mood. =P
(11:38:12 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hahaha
(11:40:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: We'll pack up and head out next week.
(11:42:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Sweet. Well, I'm gonna go make some dinner. Night, all!
(11:42:42 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Laters!
(11:42:49 PM) CdrTKirr: So yeah, the app is called ARMonsters, or something. It uses GPS to find your location, and the compass interface and camera to look around the room and find invisible monsters you can fight.
(11:43:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night Mike!
(11:43:11 PM) CdrTKirr: Different locations can have different monsters *shrug*
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(11:46:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Sounds like a neat app
(11:46:42 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I already have a furry monster in my house.
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(11:47:27 PM) CdrTKirr: Good night, Carre.
(11:47:37 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Night T'kirr. :D
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