Conversation with #ussatlantis at 7/27/2011 8:50:56 PM on VAdmBlackthorne@lightning.ca.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
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(8:50:56 PM) ChanServ has changed the topic to: Tonight we depart Vinland, to head back into parts unknown. However, we're not chasing pirates! The rare phenomenon of a gamma ray burst has been detected, and we'll go observe.
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(8:54:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(8:56:05 PM) CdrTKirr: Hey
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(8:58:41 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: hellos
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(9:00:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(9:00:10 PM) JorvanTav: Good Evening
(9:03:49 PM) LtCmdrBusard [Mibbit@j-88-351-725-23.hsd6.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(9:04:02 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Hoy all!
(9:04:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(9:06:03 PM) LtCmdrBusard: So, this has nothing to do with Star Trek, but if any of you are looking for an EXCELLENT anime to watch, check out Mushi-shi
(9:06:17 PM) LtCmdrBusard: It is BRILLIANT.
(9:06:25 PM) CdrTKirr: I'll keep that in mind. =)
(9:06:31 PM) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@j-88-351-725-23.hsd6.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(9:07:08 PM) JorvanTav: Because being addicted to Doctor Who (and I refer to both of us) isn't enough.
(9:07:50 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Never! Also, I really need to catch up on the 12th Doctor, but...but if I watch End of the World, then I have to watch my favorite doctor die :-(
(9:07:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Anime and I don't get along.
(9:07:56 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Just as an FYI all the StarTreks are on netflicks currently.
(9:08:14 PM) CdrTKirr: You mean 11th Doctor, and End of Time?
(9:08:19 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Oh, right.
(9:08:37 PM) CdrTKirr: I have a solution, PM me =)
(9:08:40 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Nah, I meant 12th, just because that's the only 11th Doctor episode i haven't seen yet.
(9:09:33 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Oh, woops.
(9:09:36 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Yes, I mean 11th.
(9:09:41 PM) LtCmdrBusard: D'oh. It's been a while..
(9:09:47 PM) CdrHarper [Mibbit@nrgh-64-700-283-748.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net] entered the room.
(9:10:26 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Anywho, how's everyone doing tonight?
(9:10:40 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: *noms*
(9:10:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty, let's get going!
(9:11:00 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I like the time change but its smack-dab at my dinnertime. :(
(9:11:15 PM) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEEEEEEEEET :: Attention!
(9:11:49 PM) JorvanTav: :: AA ::
(9:11:56 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: AA!::
(9:11:59 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: *wipes the crumbs off her face* :: aa ::
(9:12:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Tonight we approach the site of the gamma ray burst, a star in the process of going supernova. All modifications to the ship and her crew to protect us from the hazards of this event should be nearing completion.
(9:12:47 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(9:13:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Please note, watch your PMs tonight. You may get OMG SECRET information from me.
(9:13:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(9:13:33 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: OMG!
(9:14:00 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Should I make Jorvan strip or not?
(9:14:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, he escaped the freezing instruments...
(9:14:34 PM) JorvanTav: I thought we would be done with that. I was looking forward to missing... Yeah, that.
(9:14:42 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: lol
(9:14:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Anyway, if there are no relevant questions....
(9:14:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SI<
(9:14:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(9:14:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(9:15:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: M
(9:15:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: as we approach the site, he walks briskly onto the bridge from the FO ::
(9:16:10 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: is watching the panel displaying the results of Jorvans eye test in progress ::
(9:16:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: to T'Kirr :: How are we looking?
(9:17:35 PM) CdrTKirr: :: is standing, hands behind her back, and turns halfway upon Blackthorne's entrance :: Science and Medical are ready. I'm awaiting final word from Engineering as to our integrity status. It should be any minute now.
(9:18:48 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Busard enters from the Turbolift, taking her PADD and recent list of system and ship upgrades to the main panel. Incidentally, she catches the last sentence T'Kirr utters as she walks to her station.:: Integrity is at 100 percent, and all possible shielding is installed and operational.
(9:18:56 PM) JorvanTav: :: sits with his face in the medical equipment, hoping it's not going to do that air blast into his eyes. ::
(9:19:50 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: as the machine beeps its completion :: Alrighty Jorvan, :: moves the equipment away from his face :: if you'll have a seat on the biobed I'll get the samples I need and we'll be done!
(9:20:13 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Grins:: I hope that means your people scotch guarded the hell out of my furniture before you flooded the place.
(9:20:26 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods in formal thanks to Busard and faces Blackthorne for his response ::
(9:20:38 PM) JorvanTav: :: stands up :: Alright, doctor. :: walks over to the biobed and sits down. ::
(9:21:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods in satisfaction as he takes his seat :: Excellent.
(9:22:03 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Grins back to McKnight:: We did. And Hobbes is overseeing Engineering as we speak.
(9:22:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Careful with that extra water. I have an aversion to sinking starships.
(9:22:38 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Puddington> Aagh! Why with the claws?!
(9:22:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (For those that don't remember, portions of the outer decks have been sealed off and flooded for extra protection.)
(9:23:21 PM) LtCmdrBusard: We're taking all precautions, sir.
(9:23:36 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: PADDs in results to the ships medibase, selects a few instruments to collect DNA samples :: So, how do you like life on the ship so far? :: proceeds to collect a small sampling of dead epidermis ::
(9:24:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: thinks back a moment on the poor Constitution, never thought he'd lose a bloody starship to it sinking ::
(9:24:24 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hobbes> :: Has no technical training. In fact, he lacks any number of qualifications to ATTEMPT such training. But even he can tell Puddington is doing that wrong. ::
(9:24:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Glad to hear it. :: grins ::
(9:25:20 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: uses a pain-free fluid sampler to draw some blood ::
(9:25:24 PM) JorvanTav: :: winces at the sampling :: Well, doctor, to be honest, I haven't been here long enough to make any sort of opinion on that. I do know it seems to be a tight crew, and I hope I make a good impression.
(9:25:43 PM) CdrTKirr: :: takes a seat next to Blackthorne and refers to her small panel, checking the latest scans of their destination ::
(9:26:52 PM) CdrHarper: We are about to arrive, though given the circumstances I am announcing that somewhat earlier than usual.
(9:27:58 PM) JorvanTav: When I was given this assignment, I didn't expect to be made the Chief Science Officer on my first run. Well, my first run with Jorvan as host.
(9:28:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Take us out of warp at three billion kilometers away.
(9:28:58 PM) CdrTKirr: (Having an experienced Starfleet symbiont has its benefits?)
(9:29:03 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: chills her hands in the freezer a little then pulls a nice cold stethoscope out, moves behind Jorvan and lifts his shirt up :: Take a nice deep breath. :: places the cold end on his back ::
(9:29:45 PM) JorvanTav: :: gasps a breath, and while a bit surprised at the cold mass on his back, is not too bothered by it ::
(9:30:40 PM) CdrHarper: Three billion kilometers, mark. :: drops the ship from warp and enters into a circular impulse cruise at that distance ::
(9:30:57 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: grins :: Cough please.
(9:31:13 PM) JorvanTav: :: coughs harshly ::
(9:31:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Shields up and holding. I've got two layers up, spaced roughly 200 meters apart. Hopefully, that should make for a nice filter. Working so far.
(9:31:40 PM) CdrTKirr: :: consults the scans anew, giving in to her scannerific curiousity ::
(9:33:11 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: moves back and swaps to a nice cold otoscope, puts her hand on Jorvans head to hold him at the correct angle :: Try not to move. :: puts the nicely cold end in his ear ::
(9:33:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Even at this distance, roughly the same from the Sun to Uranus (lol) something is obviously wrong with the star here. Spectacularly bright beams of light are being shot out from the north and south poles of the star as it releases phenomenal amounts of energy. No one has seen anything brighter, because these are the most luminous events in the known universe!
(9:34:15 PM) JorvanTav: :: being from the far southern continent of Trill, rather enjoys the feeling of the cold, and doesn't move ::
(9:34:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looking at the viewer :: Remarkable. How are the radiation levels?
(9:34:47 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: moves to the other ear, then asks Jorvan to open wide and say AHHH ::
(9:35:11 PM) JorvanTav: :: opens his mouth :: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...
(9:35:53 PM) CdrTKirr: :: is thankful for the viewer's automatic light filters so she can stare at the phenomenon ::
(9:36:13 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: smiles brightly :: Okay, I'm done with the torture. :: PADDs in more comments :: You look to be in excellent health and passed everything with flying colors.
(9:37:20 PM) JorvanTav: :: stands up :: Thank you, Doctor. With that, I'll return to the bridge. :: leaves Sickbay and walks briskly down the corridor to the turbolift. ::
(9:38:48 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: cleans up her antique instruments and returns them to the freezer ::
(9:39:48 PM) CdrTKirr: Nothing we can't handle at this distance, to confirm McKnight's analysis. We should be able to move in closer if necessary.
(9:39:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks about and finds everyone gawking ::
(9:39:53 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Gives a low whistle as the numbers flash across his console. :: Looks like I've found a new screen saver.
(9:40:01 PM) JorvanTav: :: reaches the end of the corridor, and waits the moment it takes the turbolift to reach its stop, smiling at the thought of the cool medical instruments placed against his cold Trill skin. When the turbolift arrives, he enters:: Bridge
(9:40:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Kate, take us in a billion kilos closer.
(9:40:54 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: looks at all the paperwork, decides to see whats shakin up on the bridge, exits Sickbay and follows Jorvans earlier path to the turbolift ::
(9:41:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Full impulse.
(9:41:29 PM) CdrHarper: Aye sir. :: Turns Atlantis inward ::
(9:41:32 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: enters :: Bridge
(9:41:48 PM) JorvanTav: :: exits the turbolift and walks to take his place at Ops. ::
(9:43:29 PM) CdrHarper: :: nods to Jorvan as she transfers Ops control to the other console :: Lieutenant.
(9:43:33 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Takes a moment to admire the view before turning to her instruments and keeping a close eye on the radiation levels::
(9:43:42 PM) CdrTKirr: :: watches the screen as they move in closer at a slow orbit, particularly the poles :: Fascinating.
(9:44:17 PM) JorvanTav: :: takes the seat at Ops, keys in and begins to look at the readouts of the Gamma Ray Burst ::
(9:44:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Take a close look everyone, you'll never see another.
(9:44:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: These only happen in a galaxy a few times every million years.
(9:47:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: What's making the star do this?
(9:47:38 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks to her scans :: If these infrared readings are accurate, the bursts are extremely long lasting.
(9:48:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It will supernova soon, Colonel. As for the precise science beyond it, there are more qualified people here than me to answer.
(9:49:12 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: enters the Bridge and finds herself a seat to watch the show, wishes she remembered popcorn ::
(9:52:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> When we arrive at our new viewing distance of two billion kilometers, we've not even yet reached the Sun-Saturn distance, but the view is noticably larger and brighter.
(9:53:27 PM) JorvanTav: :: moves his hands quickly around the scanner controls, and looks up at the viewscreen :: It is believed that this event starts when a very large comet strikes a neutron star. From my readings, it is, as the Captain says, a matter of time before this becomes a supernova
(9:54:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: That's not really the sort of thing tactical scanners are designed to measure for. A matter of how much time?
(9:56:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Not terribly long. We're lucky we arrived before it happened, really. Fortunately, we can outrun the shockwave at warp quite handily.
(9:57:29 PM) JorvanTav: This burst is becoming more powerful by the second. It could become a supernova any minute.
(9:59:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Lt. Tav, can we get in closer?
(9:59:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Well, no promises in that case, but for the moment, we're still doing alright.
(9:59:43 PM) JorvanTav: According to scans, we should be able to get in closer, yes.
(10:00:33 PM) JorvanTav: :: activates the Impulse engines, and begins to move the ship closer ::
(10:00:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Kate, take us to one billion kilometers.
(10:01:10 PM) JorvanTav: (magic edit... That didn't happen)
(10:01:12 PM) CdrHarper: Aye sir, one billion. :: turns Atlantis inward again ::
(10:01:24 PM) CdrHarper: :: grabs the steering wheel back ::
(10:03:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Masked by the radation, there's now visible to sensors a terrestrial planet roughly about 0.75 AU out from the star, another about 1.1AU, and a "hot jupiter" gas giant very close in.
(10:03:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Those planets are well-fucked and far from home, boy howdy.
(10:05:13 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Better than badly-fucked, at least?)
(10:05:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The bridge even becomes brighter as we approach, our new orbit still beyond the Sol-Jupiter distance.
(10:05:58 PM) CdrTKirr: :: marvels at the size of it ::
(10:07:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Lt. Tav, how is the incoming data looking?
(10:07:20 PM) JorvanTav: :: takes readings from this closer position :: Captain, There are two planets showing up on sensors. One is a gas giant. The other is... was an L-Class planet. No life signs.
(10:08:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: If those planets were inhabited, I doubt they still are.
(10:08:15 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Not sure I'd want to meet anything that could survive this close in.
(10:08:37 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: Scans the radiation levels on her PADDs for anomalies ::
(10:08:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: chuckles :: Well, there are those stories about the space krakken that feeds on radiation from supernovae. And warp cores.
(10:09:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Oh, well in that case, sounds like I need to write up another invite to my next birthday party, sir.
(10:09:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I'm not sure Jack has enough booze to cover the space krakken.
(10:10:06 PM) CdrTKirr: :: quirks eyebrow in McKnight's direction ::
(10:10:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack> :: has quite a crowd in Ten Forward, watching the fireworks and getting drunk ::
(10:10:53 PM) JorvanTav: It would be pretty close to impossible. The temperature on the surface of the L-Class planet is over 412 kelvin on the dark side.
(10:11:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Balmy.
(10:11:32 PM) LtKuari: :: stands guard just inside Ten Forward, eyeing everyone warily ::
(10:11:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: stares at the viewer :: Can we get closer?
(10:11:56 PM) CdrHarper: :: extremely carefully monitoring the engines, more so than usual :::
(10:12:16 PM) JorvanTav: We can, but we'll want to ease in from here.
(10:12:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Commander Harper, take us to half a billion kilos out.
(10:13:05 PM) CdrHarper: :: looks up with a start :: Hm? Oh. Right. Half a billion, aye. :: turns inward again ::
(10:14:31 PM) CdrTKirr: :: peers curiously at Harper but assumes in the end she was just distracted by the view ::
(10:14:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Are you alright, Commander?
(10:15:01 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Keeps her eye on the radiation levels. To her relief, they're still alright, but you can never be too careful.::
(10:15:03 PM) CdrHarper: :: intently focused on Atlantis's course and speed :: Aye sir.
(10:16:31 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Frowns slightly as Atlantis begins to close the distance. :: Shields still holding steady as far as charge goes, but I'm starting to register some radiation bleed through. So far, the inner shield layer is catching it with no trouble though.
(10:17:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Lt. Tav, are you getting every possible bit of data? This opportunity will never come up again.
(10:17:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: eyes locked on the viewer as he talks ::
(10:17:58 PM) JorvanTav: I am, Captain. I have sensors on their highest settings.
(10:18:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Work on boosting their resolution.
(10:18:53 PM) CdrTKirr: :: peers to the small scan readout in alarm at McKnight's words, thinking she had been paying careful attention and shouldn't have missed it, but finds he's indeed correct ::
(10:19:20 PM) JorvanTav: Sir, there is an area about seven thousand kilometers to port where I think we could get better readings.
(10:19:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Colonel, see if you can boost shield power, we need to get closer.
(10:20:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> As we settle in to half a million kilos out, about twice the Sun-Mars distance, the spectacle is noticably larger and brighter.
(10:20:43 PM) CdrTKirr: :: resists the urge to shut her inner eyelids when looking up at the viewscreen ::
(10:20:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Send the coordinates to the helm. Kate, take us there.
(10:21:09 PM) JorvanTav: Aye, Captain. :: sends the coordinates to the helm screen ::
(10:21:51 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Quirks an eyebrow in some alarm at Blackthorne's desire to get closer, but regardless reroutes some power from food processing to the shields:: Shields at maximum, sir.
(10:22:20 PM) CdrHarper: :: gets the coordinates and is confused by them for a moment, then moves to that position ::
(10:23:20 PM) ColDougMcKnight: If you plan to continue playing chicken with this star, sir, recommend we get on shipwide, and advise crew to vacate the outer decks. Just in case the ablative armor matrix isn't quite the sponge we might hope for.
(10:23:53 PM) LtKuari: :: rises a bit higher at attention, bracing her legs under herself to prepare to propel her forward as a somewhat inebriated male crewman, who had been distractedly showing off to a female crewman, bumps into a man sitting at the bar who sloshes his drink all over himself and swears loudly ::
(10:24:05 PM) JorvanTav: :: sends the coordinates to the helm screen ::
(10:25:13 PM) CdrHarper: :: annoyed :: We are already there, Lieutenant.
(10:25:39 PM) JorvanTav: :: works to increase sensor resolution ::
(10:25:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: eyes still locked on the viewer :: We must get closer. Take us to a quarter million kilometers.
(10:26:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Glares down at his spilled drink:: Hey! That was...that was green!
(10:26:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Quarter billion, correction)
(10:27:01 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Sees if she can move power from sewage and recycling systems as well. After all, people can go without for a little while, right?::
(10:27:30 PM) CdrHarper: Aye sir, quarter billion. :: turns inward again ::
(10:27:31 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: eyes Kate speculatively, noting her delays ::
(10:28:12 PM) JorvanTav: It's just... not good enough... :: attempts to increase sensor resolution, his hands now moving madly around the console ::
(10:28:51 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: wants to watch the screen but can only seem to concentrate on what Kate is, or isnt, doing ::
(10:28:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Frowns a bit less softly, but determines that they can afford to move some power from rear shields.::
(10:29:19 PM) JorvanTav: :: bends down and attempts to pry open a panel on the console ::
(10:29:50 PM) CdrHarper: :: flies the course with exacting care ::
(10:30:25 PM) JorvanTav: :: pulls with all his might at the panel ::
(10:30:39 PM) CdrTKirr: :: notes Tav's actions :: Mr. Tav, is there a problem with your console?
(10:30:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> As we arrive to our new position, rougly the Sun-Mars distance, the Gamma Ray Burst is filling the viewer and the room with light.
(10:31:00 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Furrows her brows as she looks for other systems to pull from. Ah, holodecks! No one needs those right now! And...surely water filtering can wait a little bit::
(10:31:11 PM) JorvanTav: :: continues pulling at the panel ::
(10:31:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: doesn't even notice Tav :: Amazing. Not even once-in-a-lifetime, once in a million years...
(10:32:28 PM) CdrTKirr: :: a bit more firmly, annoyed :: Lieutenant Tav! What are you doing?
(10:32:39 PM) JorvanTav: :: begins to grunt and whimper at the futility of his actions, but continues to pull at the panel ::
(10:33:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Follows T'Kirr's gaze in concern, and figuring Percy's doing at least as much as he could with shields right now, walks away from his station for a moment to approach Tav:: Lieutenant!
(10:33:05 PM) CdrHarper: :: attention firmly on her console, she is now flying an absolutely perfectly circular quarter billion kilometer orbit ::
(10:34:07 PM) JorvanTav: :: begins pounding the panel ::
(10:34:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: watches the screen, oblivious ::
(10:34:43 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: ignores the ruckus ::
(10:35:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Okay, that's too far. McKnight takes a firm hold of Tav's upper arms and attempts to yank him back from the station:: Lieutenant, what's the matter with you?
(10:35:16 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Begins to sweat a little, muttering under her breath:: Damnit, still not enough...let's see...personal environmental controls, don't need those...fermentation, don't need anyone drunk right now...
(10:35:20 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Oh, those always pop up at just the right time.)
(10:35:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Lt. Tav, I told you to boost those sensors! We'll never get this chance again!
(10:35:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Lots of people in 10F> :: quite drunk indeed :: :toot:
(10:36:00 PM) LtCmdrBusard: ( Well SHIT :-P)
(10:36:08 PM) JorvanTav: :: shakes off the Colonel, and resumes pulling at the panel :: I'm TRYING, Captain! Good god, I'm trying!
(10:36:17 PM) CdrTKirr: :: stands, part of her still very much annoyed, but a greater part of her confused as to why Tav doesn't just press the button if he wants to get into the automatic door so badly, forces calm :: Mr. Tav, if you would tell us what you are trying to do, we may be able to be of assistance.
(10:36:40 PM) JorvanTav: :: continues pulling at the panel ::
(10:37:07 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: (how many SF officers does it take to open a panel?) *snicker* ::
(10:37:44 PM) CdrHarper: :: continues the perfect circle with unnatural precision ::
(10:38:05 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Readies himself to try again, less gently this time. :: Uh, doc? Little help over here?
(10:38:13 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: watches Kates continual adjustments intently ::
(10:39:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Not much I can do to help Col., sorry. :: doesnt take her eyes from Kate ::
(10:39:31 PM) JorvanTav: :: as he fights with the panel, his thumb hits the right button, and the panel opens :: Oh, good. :: reaches into the console and begins feeling around ::
(10:39:45 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Am I the only one who's noticing the goddam psychotic episode on the bridge?
(10:40:04 PM) LtKuari: :: focuses in on the situation at the bar, watching Chaka's eyes intently... she SWEARS he's up to no good and plans retribution ::
(10:40:28 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Draws his phase pistol, set to its customary stun, and takes aim. :: Lieutenant Tav! You WILL stand away from that console, or I will take action!
(10:40:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack> :: quiet intently making sure that everyone's drinks are perfectly filled at all times ::
(10:40:59 PM) CdrHarper: Will you people be quiet? This is a difficult course to fly, I need to concentrate!
(10:41:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I dont see any episodes! :: of course not, shes still watching Kate ::
(10:41:09 PM) CdrTKirr: :: is startled by McKnight's outburst :: Calm yourself, Colonel. We can deal with this situation in a reasonable manner.
(10:41:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: All I see is something no one has ever seen before.
(10:41:28 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> :: Has found a lampshade...somewhere. He's apparently plotting the downfall of the ship as he wears it as a hat. ::
(10:42:16 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Focuses harder, pulling up the entire ship's systems and ticking things off:: Door locks, don't need those right now except for in the Brig...Lights in inactive quarters, music systems, don't need those...people invented flashlights for a goddamn reason...
(10:43:05 PM) ColDougMcKnight: With all due respect, Commander, we've tried talking to him. He's not set to receive, and now he's attempting kindergarten level surgery on sensitive equipment while we've got a supernova looming over our heads! I'm taking the only reasonable course open to us right now!
(10:44:01 PM) CdrHarper: Shut up shut up SHUT UP!
(10:44:03 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: entranced by the ballet of Kate's fingers flying over the console ::
(10:44:11 PM) JorvanTav: :: reaches into the console with his other hand. Finally, he finds what he's looking for and yanks out an isolinear chip :: There we are! I found it!
(10:44:28 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Dammit!
(10:45:05 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Slaps his comm badge:: This is McKnight! The new science chief has lost it! Security to the bridge!
(10:45:20 PM) JorvanTav: :: places himself in his seat, and sets the isolinear chip on his now flashing console ::
(10:45:37 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Shhh! :: Starts turning off lights even in active quarters now all over the ship, as well as video surveillance and recreational sites:: \
(10:45:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Lt. Tav, have you been able to get the sensor resolution boosted?
(10:46:13 PM) JorvanTav: :: pulls out a tool and begins working on the chip :: I'm WORKING on it, SIR!
(10:46:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Faster, we're losing time!
(10:46:37 PM) CdrTKirr: :: finds herself confused as everyone seems to be speaking at once about completely different things and is frequently distracted enough to not follow any one particular situation ::
(10:46:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: We must get closer, it's the only way.
(10:47:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Science demands answers!
(10:47:15 PM) JorvanTav: I'm working as fast as I can! :: mutters something about unreasonable demands and crappy isolinear chips under his breath ::
(10:47:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Kate, take us to one AU!
(10:47:46 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Lieutenant Tav! Last fucking warning!
(10:48:04 PM) CdrHarper: One AU, yes sir! :: turns inward again ::
(10:48:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Two minutes!)
(10:48:32 PM) LtKuari: :: distantly registers the security call to the Bridge over her comm, but the lampshade surely takes precidence at the moment as it's right in front of her. She slinks forward stealthily, prowling towards her target ::
(10:48:38 PM) LtCmdrBusard: What else what else what else...ooh ooh, shipwide comms. Don't need those, we've got personal ones.
(10:48:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack> :: diligently going about filling drinks ::
(10:49:10 PM) JorvanTav: :: makes a few final adjustments to the chip, and lifts his hands away :: There! :: bends down to the panel and begins working to replace the chip to its rightful place ::
(10:49:56 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: leans forward to watch Kate better ::
(10:50:22 PM) JorvanTav: :: locks the chip in place and his console comes back to life :: There we go! :: climbs out of the console, not noticing that he hits his head as he backs out and retakes his seat :: Oh, Captain! You should see these readings!
(10:51:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis reaches one AU, the Sol-Earth distance of about 98 million miles. The star is larger than Sol and now amazingly bright at this distance.
(10:51:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Quickly, record everything and back it up multiple times, we can't lose ANYTHING.
(10:51:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I...wait, what? That circus act is how you do your damn job? Answer the question next time you're...wait a minute. Did I heard 1 AU?
(10:51:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(10:51:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(10:51:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(10:51:54 PM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(10:52:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::paused::
(10:52:05 PM) JorvanTav: :: pauses his scans ::
(10:52:12 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Paused, even.)
(10:52:14 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Nicely done everyone!
(10:52:20 PM) LtKuari: :: pauses mid-stalk ::
(10:52:29 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pauses, blinks, pauses ::
(10:52:29 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Pauses ::
(10:52:32 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :-P
(10:52:47 PM) LtCmdrBusard: This reminds me a lot of the Space! Core in Portal 2
(10:52:53 PM) JorvanTav: Dude... If this sim was more than an hour, I think I could actually go insane :)
(10:53:00 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hahaha
(10:53:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, it's actually 90 minutes. :)
(10:53:05 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I'm just relieved I didn't actually have to shoot you.
(10:53:09 PM) JorvanTav: Whatever. Went by like ten minutes
(10:53:13 PM) ColDougMcKnight: That would have been ambarassing later.
(10:53:13 PM) JorvanTav: You may still
(10:53:14 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Episodes...I dont see any episodes! :D
(10:53:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: So is Blackthorne, that would have gotten in the way of SCIENCE.
(10:53:47 PM) LtCmdrBusard: lmao
(10:54:13 PM) JorvanTav: But I think you're becoming a monster.
(10:54:24 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I love that you're turning off EVERYTHING Percy. lmbo
(10:54:33 PM) CdrTKirr: Yeah that's awesome heh
(10:54:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: She probably turned off Lost Harbor :(
(10:54:59 PM) CdrTKirr: Everyone's in Ten Forward anyways
(10:55:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: So just so we're clear for next time, since I'm finally clear headed for a moment...kooky insanity aside, 1 AU IS obviously way too close for safety, right?
(10:55:15 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: We dont need no stinking comm badges!
(10:55:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh yes.
(10:55:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: But that's where we are.
(10:55:31 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Silly captain.
(10:55:32 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Heh, thanks. :-P
(10:55:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Damn but you shut down the brewery
(10:55:54 PM) LtKuari: Andorian's about to get pounced
(10:56:01 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Yes I did :-D
(10:56:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Luckily the people in 10F are too drunk to care!
(10:56:33 PM) CdrTKirr: Jack's pouring water now
(10:56:38 PM) CdrTKirr: Unfiltered water, thanks to Percy
(10:56:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh no, he hasn't run out.
(10:56:59 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Ehehehe.
(10:57:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Great job tonight, you all acquitted yourselves perfectly crazily, as asked.
(10:57:27 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Yay!
(10:57:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The actual problem is that we've lost our ability to multitask, should anyone be pondering a highlight.
(10:58:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Everything is approached with single-minded dedication, taken to extremes.
(10:58:40 PM) LtCmdrBusard: I thought the actual problem was that we're all crazy and gonna die?
(10:58:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, that too.
(10:59:00 PM) JorvanTav: Yes, that does seem more important than not having the ability to multitask
(10:59:29 PM) CdrTKirr: Important quality in a Bridge crew, multitasking
(10:59:41 PM) CdrTKirr: Don't pay attention and CRASH
(10:59:49 PM) CdrTKirr: So yes... crazy and gonna die
(11:00:10 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :(
(11:00:15 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I cant fix that.
(11:00:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Sure ya can, you just don't know it yet. All you have to do is set your mind to it.
(11:01:02 PM) JorvanTav: But... Can you in time? Or will we find ourselves permanent residents... of the Twilight Zone?
(11:01:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Rod Serling> :: bows :;
(11:01:22 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Doodoodoodo doodoodoodo
(11:01:45 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: creepy organ crescendo ::
(11:02:22 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Must go do homework to save bridgecrew! Night
(11:02:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night Doc :)
(11:02:34 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sounds like a plan. Good sim tonight!
(11:02:37 PM) LtCmdrBusard: G'night all!
(11:02:41 PM) DrRoxanneCarre left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(11:03:20 PM) CdrTKirr: Good night =)
(11:03:25 PM) LtKuari left the room.
(11:03:43 PM) JorvanTav: Good night, everyone. Except T'Kirr.
(11:03:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night all, definitely a great sim.
(11:04:25 PM) CdrTKirr: =(
(11:05:11 PM) JorvanTav: I'll say good night to you later :)
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(11:07:27 PM) CdrTKirr left the room.
(11:07:32 PM) CdrHarper left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).