Conversation with #ussatlantis at Wed Feb 22 21:00:55 2012 on (irc)

(21:00:55) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: Atlantis was wounded after Bartanis's clever play of detonating the nebula to cover his escape, but not badly enough. We recovered our marines from his ship before it met its end and are now in chase of his shuttle
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(21:01:22) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya folks
(21:01:44) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(21:01:54) JorvanTav [] entered the room.
(21:01:59) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Tav
(21:02:01) LtCmdrBusard [] entered the room.
(21:02:25) JohnTChance: Hello everyone. Name's Chance. John T Chance.
(21:02:34) LtCmdrBusard: Hoy!
(21:02:49) LtJGAlexisWright: :: hears the sound of dice rolling in the background inexplicably ::
(21:03:00) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Percy
(21:03:28) LtCmdrBusard: Hey there. Mike'll be on shortly.
(21:04:32) LtJGAlexisWright: Hi, Mr. Chance. Nice to make your acquaintance.
(21:04:38) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(21:04:50) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Colonel
(21:04:55) ColDougMcKnight: Evening.
(21:05:15) CdrTKirr: Chance is a RL friend of mine from work.
(21:05:43) CdrTKirr: Hey McKnight.
(21:06:09) ColDougMcKnight: Ah, gotcha. Hey, welcome!
(21:06:30) LtJGAlexisWright: Indeed, welcome, and hello everyone I haven't already said hello to :)
(21:06:45) JohnTChance: So...It's my first flight on a sovereign class. A bit nervous. When do we launch
(21:07:33) CdrTKirr: We're in space already. As I said before, we just went through all the explosions of our last plot.
(21:07:43) LtCmdrBusard: Oh don't worry about it. We launched fifteen minutes ago, and are now hurtling toward a totally not-deadly asteroid!
(21:07:51) LtCmdrBusard: ...Or what she said.
(21:07:52) CdrTKirr: But yeah, we'll start shortly. =P
(21:07:54) LtJGAlexisWright: :: pantomimes explosions ::
(21:07:55) LtCmdrBusard: *mutters*
(21:08:44) LtJGAlexisWright: This is our pre-game out-of-character time.^_^
(21:09:09) LtJGAlexisWright: When we talk about stuff. And things. And, y'know... stuff.
(21:09:34) CdrTKirr: Totally important things. *nods*
(21:09:45) LtJGAlexisWright: SUPER important.
(21:09:49) CdrTKirr: Very.
(21:09:52) VAdmBlackthorne: Mmhmm
(21:10:22) LtJGAlexisWright: Like... cake or pie?
(21:10:29) LtJGAlexisWright: or perhaps... cake or death?
(21:10:40) CdrTKirr: Cake. There will definitely be cake.
(21:11:22) LtCmdrBusard: Personally, I ordered the chicken.
(21:11:27) JohnTChance: So said the ancient earth French aristoracy.
(21:11:38) LtJGAlexisWright: Ooh, speaking of cake, we decided to do cupcakes for the wedding. There's this bakery called Divine Cupcake that is so awesome, Tav and T'Kirr remind me to take you there
(21:11:41) JohnTChance: But not about the chicken.
(21:11:51) CdrTKirr: Ooh, okay.
(21:12:00) CdrTKirr: (Wright lives in Oregon, we'll visit her in March)
(21:12:06) LtJGAlexisWright: (nodnod)
(21:12:09) LtCmdrBusard: Oh very cool!
(21:12:21) CdrTKirr: Tav's heard of it
(21:12:46) LtJGAlexisWright: It's ... I'm having trouble formulating sufficiently positive adjectives
(21:13:20) LtJGAlexisWright: They have a cupcake called Warm Fuzzy that tastes like chai. LIKE CHAI.
(21:13:26) LtCmdrBusard: I believe the word you're looking for is "a;dkjfewoijALDSJDEOQ@9djds:!!!"
(21:13:43) LtJGAlexisWright: Yes, I think that might be it!
(21:13:43) ColDougMcKnight left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(21:14:00) LtCmdrBusard: Okay, so Mike's having some computer trouble.
(21:14:02) JorvanTav: Evening everyone
(21:14:08) VAdmBlackthorne: Uno momento
(21:14:16) LtCmdrBusard: He'll be on as soon as the computer starts not being retarded.
(21:14:20) LtCmdrBusard: Also, hey Tav!
(21:14:22) LtJGAlexisWright: I mean... look at these cupcakes.
(21:14:55) CdrTKirr: Bananarama... Doctor's cupcake!!
(21:15:10) LtCmdrBusard: Bahaha, they have a cupcake called "Light Speed"
(21:15:21) LtJGAlexisWright: it's got like a shot of espresso in it o_o
(21:15:22) LtCmdrBusard: So when's the wedding for you, Wright?
(21:15:29) LtJGAlexisWright: 09 June :)
(21:15:53) CdrTKirr: That's... a lotta cupcakes.
(21:16:06) LtJGAlexisWright: You have like a year still, right?
(21:16:07) LtCmdrBusard: Nice! We're sorta just getting started on the planning aspect of ours, but it's going to be next April 27th.
(21:16:32) LtCmdrBusard: Yeah. I think I may have already found the dress though ^.^
(21:16:36) LtJGAlexisWright: Cool! What made you pick that day? Any particular reason?
(21:16:45) LtJGAlexisWright: Oooh, link please. :) I just bought my dress last week
(21:16:53) JohnTChance: ::wanders around the deck until he finds a large button on an odd console:: Hmm. There's a sign under this button that says 'do not push.' I wonder what will happen...::pushes button:: Wow. Now all it says is 'do not push this button again.'
(21:17:06) LtCmdrBusard: Well, our anniversary is Sept. 27th, and we knew we were looking at April, so we figured why not!
(21:17:13) LtCmdrBusard: Lemme see if I can find the link.
(21:17:15) LtJGAlexisWright: Push it again! Push it again!
(21:17:32) JorvanTav: We have the most awesome wedding date ever. EVAR.
(21:17:37) LtJGAlexisWright: I picked 6/9/12 because it was a pleasing sequence of multiples of 3.
(21:17:43) Leda [] entered the room.
(21:17:50) LtJGAlexisWright: Vas ist?
(21:17:51) LtCmdrBusard: Heh, awesome.
(21:17:53) LtCmdrBusard:
(21:17:57) JorvanTav: 01/23/04
(21:18:01) VAdmBlackthorne: Good god the wedding planning has to stop
(21:18:03) VAdmBlackthorne: I'm gonna barf.
(21:18:08) LtCmdrBusard: Nope! :-D
(21:18:24) LtCmdrBusard: Also, that is an awesome wedding date.
(21:18:26) JorvanTav: Please, no Code 5 or Code (in buses at Disney it
(21:18:32) JorvanTav: 's Signal) V
(21:18:34) CdrTKirr: Haha
(21:19:14) VAdmBlackthorne: Everyone, Leda here is going to be joining us, but probably next week.
(21:19:25) LtCmdrBusard: Sweeeet.
(21:19:29) JorvanTav: Wait a second. You're putting a link to your wedding dress here? Did you know your future husband is on here? I mean, not yet, but he can look at the logs
(21:19:37) JohnTChance: Personnally, I had three of them. The first was in full military dress uniform. The second was with the justice of the peace in Las Vegas. The third was in front of a civil court wedged between a custody suit and a child support hearing. By then the luster had worn off.
(21:19:40) LtCmdrBusard: He was there when I found it.
(21:19:46) CdrTKirr: Hi, Leda. Welcome. ^_^
(21:19:49) JorvanTav: I mean, not that it matters to me. I was there when T'Kirr picked out her dress.
(21:19:52) JorvanTav: Welcome Leda!
(21:20:01) LtCmdrBusard: I am not so superstitious. Also, welcome Leda!
(21:20:24) LtJGAlexisWright: Hello Leda!
(21:20:29) JorvanTav: And Mr. Chance, good evening. Remember, no calling our Vulcan "Kiddo."
(21:20:32) LtJGAlexisWright: And here, I found the link to mine:
(21:20:39) LtJGAlexisWright: now scrolling up
(21:20:42) CdrTKirr: Rofl...
(21:20:42) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(21:20:52) ColDougMcKnight: (Ah, now this piece of junk cooperates.)
(21:20:56) Leda: Pardon me while I hide behind my lack of rank.
(21:21:00) CdrTKirr: WB McKnight. Stop talking about him now.
(21:21:05) LtCmdrBusard: Oh very pretty!
(21:21:07) LtJGAlexisWright: Oooh, that is ever so elegant!
(21:21:41) Leda: Also, totally not planning a wedding (at least not mine).
(21:21:46) LtJGAlexisWright: And I made Aaron come see me in the dress before I bought it, since it's coming out of our bank account.
(21:21:46) LtKuari: :: wanders over to Chance's feet on all fours and sniffs at him curiously ::
(21:21:52) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright folks, let's get this party started.
(21:22:06) LtCmdrBusard: *zips her lips about weddings...for now*
(21:22:15) LtJGAlexisWright: *ditto*
(21:22:15) CdrTKirr: Ahem. :: TWEEEEEEET :: Attention!
(21:22:16) JohnTChance: Keep doing that and I'm going to start taking it seriously!
(21:22:22) LtJGAlexisWright: ::AA::
(21:22:34) LtJGAlexisWright: (( :: puts on her game face! :: ))
(21:22:42) JohnTChance: Aye, aye Comander Kiddo...err TKirr
(21:22:46) JorvanTav: :: AA ::
(21:22:56) LtJGAlexisWright: (( we are now moving into the in-character portion of the evening. ))
(21:22:57) LtCmdrBusard: ::AA::
(21:23:15) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(21:24:11) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Tonight, after Atlantis got her legs back under her, we've returned to the planet from whence Bartantis fled to rendezvous with the Hemingway and Discovery. A crew mixer is planned in Lost Harbor!
(21:25:18) VAdmBlackthorne: I can't imagine there are questions about a party.
(21:25:28) LtJGAlexisWright: theme?
(21:25:43) JorvanTav: I am still waiting on the delivery of my new handheld confetti cannon.
(21:25:50) CdrTKirr: !
(21:25:53) CdrTKirr: I didn't approve that.
(21:26:32) CdrTKirr: (( Chance, check your IM's? ))
(21:27:03) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty then, let's roll
(21:27:05) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN PARTY
(21:27:07) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN PARTY
(21:27:10) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN PARTY
(21:27:29) JohnTChance: Bleeding hell! I survived that bloody nova in the leaky subwarp Friendship 7 to sign on board as an ENSIGN to go to a party????
(21:28:19) LtJGAlexisWright: :: in Sickbay with Tav :: Call her up here. I think she'll go for it.
(21:28:44) VAdmBlackthorne: :: strolls into Lost Harbor in a Hawaiian shirt and board shorts ::
(21:29:04) JackCahalan [] entered the room.
(21:29:17) LtJGAlexisWright: :: has mostly recovered from her major injuries by now ::
(21:29:33) CdrTKirr: (( BRB restart ))
(21:29:34) CdrTKirr left the room.
(21:29:34) LtKuari left the room.
(21:30:04) JackCahalan left the room (quit: Client Quit).
(21:30:09) JackCahalan [] entered the room.
(21:30:20) JackCahalan: :: already has the bar nice and ready ::
(21:30:28) LtCmdrBusard: :: In her quarters, Percy looks in the mirror, examining her pincurls thoroughly before deciding she is ready::
(21:30:59) JackCahalan: :: slides a gin and tonic down the bar to Ian :: There you are.
(21:31:14) VAdmBlackthorne: :: gratefully receives the drink :: Thanks, Jack.
(21:32:08) LtKuari [] entered the room.
(21:32:16) CdrTKirr [] entered the room.
(21:32:34) JorvanTav: :: turns to Wright, looking at the medical device in her hand and sighs reluctantly :: Well, okay. But you need to hide before she gets here. +Kuari+ Sickbay to Lieutenant Kuari.
(21:33:11) LtJGAlexisWright: But why? I think I can make her understand this is for science. She's let me do science on her before!
(21:33:26) LtKuari: :: enters the holodeck, having just taken a look around :: +Tav+ Kuari here.
(21:34:08) LtJGAlexisWright: Didn't I tell you about The Chocolate Experiments after I first came on board?
(21:34:16) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sips at the drink as people file in :
(21:34:33) JorvanTav: :: thinks for a moment :: +Kuari+ Nothing. I'll see you in a moment. Tav out.
(21:34:58) LtJGAlexisWright: :: looks questioningly at Tav ::
(21:35:32) JorvanTav: :: takes the pill-sized and shaped device from Wright and thinks for a moment before walking over to the replicator :: Computer, three hundred grams of melted chocolate.
(21:35:40) LtKuari: :: shrugs and trots towards the bar ::
(21:36:57) LtCmdrBusard: :: Walks into the holodeck, several tiny robots in tow::
(21:37:03) LtJGAlexisWright: :: watches, perplexed... :: you're not going to get any useful readings that way, y'know...
(21:37:04) VAdmBlackthorne: Cpt. Santiago> (CO of the USS Discovery, for the n00bs) :: finds his way into the holodeck and immediately to the bar ::
(21:37:13) JorvanTav: :: turns to Wright :: What does Kuari love? I figure that if we hide this device in some chocolate, she'll scarf it down and not even notice the probe. Now, I am going to leave it up to you to get her to eat, drink or do interesting things.
(21:37:24) RubixPlus [] entered the room.
(21:37:26) VAdmBlackthorne: Santiago> You'll be pleased to know that our guest is tucked safely away for his trip back to Earth.
(21:37:42) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> :: Enters in civvies, Sellers and a dozen or so of his men trailing in behind him, some of the latter looking a bit awkward, having not attended one of these before, but he's sure they'll loosen up in no time. :: As of now, I'm pleased to report that the company relief force is deployed. The last of this task force's ground detachment is being
(21:37:43) VAdmBlackthorne: Ah, excellent. Have a drink, David.
(21:38:05) ColDougMcKnight: recalled as we speak, and they're all looking forward to congratulating themselves, I'm sure.
(21:38:06) JackCahalan: Jack> :: furnishes Santiago the same beer he ordered last time ::
(21:38:16) LtJGAlexisWright: Okaaaay,.... I can do that. But do we really have to be sneaky about it? Kuari understands our lack of data on Rucaran physiology.
(21:38:17) VAdmBlackthorne: Santiago> Great memory there, Jack.
(21:38:31) JackCahalan: :: sees the mercs entering and starts bartending up a storm ::
(21:38:51) RubixPlus: :: Run around in the sand, making adorable little whirrs and beeps while they play tag::
(21:39:09) LtJGAlexisWright: (( squeeee tiny robots!! ))
(21:39:24) LtCmdrBusard: :: Approaches the bar, keeping an eye on the robots:: Heya Jack.
(21:39:39) JackCahalan: Persephone, hello! What'll it be?
(21:39:47) CdrTKirr: :: enters the holodeck, PADD in hand, only looking up long enough to pick out Blackthorne's form at the bar before making her way towards him ::
(21:40:06) VAdmBlackthorne: :: gestures Ron over ::
(21:40:16) VAdmBlackthorne: :: knows T'Kirr entered without seeing her ::
(21:40:18) LtCmdrBusard: Today? Think I'll go a little different. Could I get a whiskey on the rocks?
(21:40:24) JorvanTav: :: pulls the melted chocolate tray from the replicator and shoves the probe into it before smoothing the top and setting it into a freezer for a few seconds to let it harden :: Well, she did have that exploratory surgical procedure not too long ago, so officially we should have plenty of data. What we want is more out of interest than necessity.
(21:40:40) JackCahalan: Saucy. :: makes the drink and serves it up ::
(21:41:18) LtKuari: :: watches all the people crowd the bar, thinking this party to be much bigger than the last one, and decides to distract herself with the robots out in the sand ::
(21:41:27) LtCmdrBusard: :: Smiles:: You're the best, Jack.
(21:41:36) JackCahalan: I try. :: winning smile ::
(21:41:53) RubixPlus: :: Begin to re-enact a Godzilla movie of choice::
(21:42:30) JohnTChance: ::Meanwhile, on deck 18, Chance is muttering to himself while idly passing a docked shuttle:: I could have stayed in bloody Australia, you know. They actually wanted me to pilot the Botany Bay for them. Okay, so it was like flying an old refrigerator and and the pay was awful!
(21:42:45) JohnTChance: At least no one was trying to hide anything in chocolate!
(21:43:35) JohnTChance: ::walks into the shuttle craft. Stares at the large button in the center of the console:: I wonder what THIS one does?
(21:43:37) CdrHarper: :: makes her way into the holodeck, not quite her usual self after the recent events, but has been bouyed somewhat by her conversation at the bar with Jack ::
(21:43:41) LtJGAlexisWright: But.. but... I'm not sure I agree with you. More data is *always* a necessity. But maybe I've been spending too much time in my lab. :: eyes the chocolate dubiously :: I don't know if I want to lie to her but ... I guess if you think it's best. I just don't understand, is all. :: sulking and pouting ::
(21:45:04) JorvanTav: :: while waiting for the cooling of the chocolate, realizes he is still in his surgical scrubs and so walks into the changing room to change into something MUCH more comfortable: That new Hawaiian shirt he got on his last trip to Risa, and shorts. Shortly, he returns to Sickbay and pulls the chocolate out of the freezer before turning to Wright and sees her face. :: What?
(21:45:13) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Gestures his men toward the bar as he himself approaches Blackthorne:: Well, looks like you've got another notch on your belt!
(21:46:11) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> ::Grins at Jack, since...I THINK he's been here before. :: Aloha, Jack. Tequila, please!
(21:46:18) VAdmBlackthorne: I'm not the only one. :: chuckles :: But I hope this makes us a little closer to even?
(21:46:43) JackCahalan: Certainly, Captain! :: comes up a few moments later with a round of tequila shots ::
(21:46:53) LtJGAlexisWright: Uh. :: eyes Tav up and down :: I believe the term I'm looking for is..... "chicken legs."
(21:47:14) CdrTKirr: :: looks up a moment as she draws close, notices Blackthorne engaged in diplomacy, and without another thought seats herself behind him at the bar, nods politely, then returns to her PADD ::
(21:47:34) JorvanTav: :: looks down at his shorts and legs, confused :: What?
(21:47:38) LtJGAlexisWright: (( she's totally playing Angry Birds on that PADD ))
(21:47:43) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks around for her uniformed gentleman as the robots play::
(21:48:08) JohnTChance: ::Chance pushes the shuttle bay console button. A message comes on a screen that says "stop pushing these buttons!"::
(21:48:31) LtJGAlexisWright: It's an old Earth colloquialism. You look fine. Really. :: fails to suppress a smirk ::
(21:49:29) JorvanTav: :: shrugs and pulls the chocolate out of the mold for inspection before tossing it to Wright :: So, what do you think?
(21:49:42) LtKuari: :: approaches the rushing robots and sits slowly, her head never stopping as she tracks their movements ::
(21:49:44) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Well, not that we couldn't have managed on our own, of course...but sure! We can talk about the balance later.
(21:50:32) VAdmBlackthorne: Fair enough, fair enough.
(21:51:09) VAdmBlackthorne: Santiago> I imagine a Galaxy and a Sovereign sped things up a bit though.
(21:51:26) LtJGAlexisWright: :: looks over the innocent-looking chocolate :: I guess if a blind test is really what you want, it'll do. :: replicates another half-dozen identical chocolates (minus the capsule) and a little bag to put them in :: Shall we?
(21:52:11) ColDougMcKnight: :: The gentleman in question is running a bit late, and when he does enter, he IS uniformed, but it's the Star Fleet version. He's decided to give himself a pass on the costume this time.::
(21:52:39) JorvanTav: We shall. :: turns toward the door and extends an elbow as though it was a formal affair ::
(21:53:08) RubixPlus: :: One of them, shaped rather like a little tank with bigger treads and googly electric eyes, zips up to Kuari and tags her foot before running off::
(21:53:15) JackCahalan: :: slides a margarita down to Kate without being asked ::
(21:53:24) CdrHarper: Oh, thank you, Jack. ::smiles ::
(21:54:44) LtJGAlexisWright: :: takes his elbow with appropriate mock formality and heads out of Sickbay and to the holodeck ::
(21:54:55) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Oh, I never say no to more firepower. Though truth be told, I think the image points will be even more useful down the road. I think I stand to do some pretty good business in this part of space, and being seen with a couple of Star Fleet's heaviest hitters...
(21:54:59) LtCmdrBusard: :: Smiles wider as she spots that gentleman in question. Rising from her seat, she walks out to meet him, tumbler in hand:: No costume this time? Who are you, and what have you done with my fiance?
(21:55:04) LtKuari: :: jumps in surprise and lets out a little squeak ::
(21:55:29) JohnTChance left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(21:55:45) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Well, let's just say if a couple local pirates are wondering just how deep this partnership with Third Fleet goes, and find themselves a little more reserved about picking a fight, that won't hurt.
(21:55:57) RubixPlus: :: Giggle as they run around randomly::
(21:56:14) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> I just hope you two can stomach the association with us unsavory sorts!
(21:56:38) VAdmBlackthorne: It's been, shall we say, a mutually beneficial arrangement.
(21:56:58) VAdmBlackthorne: :: gestures Ron and David over to a corner, away from the crowd ::
(21:57:29) LtJGAlexisWright: :: arrives at the party with Tav and immediately starts looking for Kuari ::
(21:58:01) VAdmBlackthorne: Santiago> :: follows along with a shrug, drink in hand ::
(21:58:33) JorvanTav: :: finds the Rucara and nods in her direction, letting Wright's arm go free ::
(21:59:22) ColDougMcKnight: :: Grins, albeit a bit tiredly. :: Oh, figured I'd use the time to let the aspirin take effect. Delayed headache from getting knocked around over there a bit. And I'll be damned if I report to sickbay for a headache.
(21:59:26) LtJGAlexisWright: :: spots her with the tiny robots, internally squees with happiness because TINY ROBOT, and makes her way over to Kuari, completely forgetting about Tav in her quest for SCIENCE ::
(22:00:27) LtJGAlexisWright: Hihi, Kuari! Is this seat taken? :: points to the ground to Kuari's right ::
(22:01:15) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Makes a detour to steal one of Sellers' tequila shots before making his way to that corner himself.:: Worried about spies in grass skirts? I could help inspect them for suspicious behavior if you like.
(22:02:24) JorvanTav: :: walks over to the bar, only briefly taking his eyes from the goings on of Wright and Kuari to make sure he doesn't keep Jack waiting ::
(22:02:37) VAdmBlackthorne: You really should settle down, Ron. :: smirks :: Find a wife. White picket fence. :: laughs ::
(22:02:40) CdrTKirr: :: glances over :: Hi, Alexis! And no, of course not. Sit wherever you like.
(22:02:57) CdrTKirr: (( Meh. ))
(22:03:12) LtKuari: ^~Did all that
(22:03:32) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Thanks, but I've already had the prison camp experience. What's up?
(22:04:01) LtJGAlexisWright: :: plops down on the ground next to Kuari and looks at the bag of chocolates in her hand, trying to figure out how to lie to her friend without lying to her friend ::
(22:04:15) LtCmdrBusard: :: Gets a worried look, but tries to shake it off:: Well, you aren't randomly passing out, so I'll assume you don't have a concussion. Still, I recommend further treatment of a very specific sort.
(22:04:27) VAdmBlackthorne: Bartanis gave us a ton of good intel. We're going after her, Ron. And if you want in, I'd be glad to have you along.
(22:05:29) LtKuari: :: catches a whiff and sniffs towards Wright ::
(22:05:31) RubixPlus: Rubix> :: Approaches Wright with a happy beeping, and waves:: Beepity!
(22:06:23) VAdmBlackthorne: Santiago> :: not at all surprised, just take a drink of his beer ::
(22:06:23) LtJGAlexisWright: So Kuari, :: begins hesitantly :: ... do you remember the experiments that we did together when I first came aboard? :: Is distracted by Rubix :: Eeeeeeee!! Hi, cutie!
(22:07:38) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Frowns:: Hold on. I like you, Blackthorne, but you have to know what you just asked me. Getting directly involved in one of the Federation's wars is way more than I can afford as a favor to a friend. And you have to know by now, that's exactly what this will be by the end.
(22:08:10) RubixPlus: Rubix> :: Looks at Wright and questioningly whirrs, having seen her last on a medical table:: Whirrz?
(22:08:30) ColDougMcKnight: ::Chuckles:: That's what I'm here for.
(22:08:49) VAdmBlackthorne: I thought I'd offer you the chance. She'll have a lot of holdings in disarray after she's taken down that'll be ripe for the picking. It so much a request for a favor as giving you first dibs.
(22:08:55) VAdmBlackthorne: ^It's not so much...
(22:09:05) LtKuari: :: watches Rubix ::
(22:09:24) LtCmdrBusard: Well, I was thinking of kisses, but I also have this whiskey...
(22:10:04) LtJGAlexisWright: :: smiles thoughtfully at Rubix :: You... you were there, when I was in surgery, weren't you? I remember... I think?
(22:10:22) RubixPlus: Rubix> :: Nod nod nod::
(22:11:49) LtJGAlexisWright: :: claps her hands in delight :: Oh, thank you! That makes me so happy! I'm feeling much better now, and it was less scary because you were there with me. :: tentatively pats the little robot on the head ::
(22:11:51) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Look, let me put it this way. Are you authorized to offer me a contract on behalf of the United Federation of Planets? An official one?
(22:12:30) VAdmBlackthorne: :: thinks a moment, wondering just how far Zuriyev will go on this one ::
(22:12:43) ColDougMcKnight: :: Grins again, a little less on the tired this time. :: Interesting. Now are are those mutually exclusive?
(22:13:10) RubixPlus: Rubix> :: Happily beeps, before looking at Kuari and giving a cheerful greeting beep::
(22:13:44) LtCmdrBusard: Well, I SUPPOSE not, but kissing while drinking whiskey sounds messy. :: Smirks slightly::
(22:13:46) JorvanTav: :: turns away from the action between Wright and Kuari for a moment and calls to Jack :: Hey, can I get a nice AMF?
(22:13:54) VAdmBlackthorne: Santiago> :: finds this above his pay grade and just drinks ::
(22:14:11) LtKuari: :: beeps back, a louder, somewhat accurate simulation of the sound ::
(22:14:32) LtJGAlexisWright: :: grins broadly at Kuari's beeping ::
(22:14:52) VAdmBlackthorne: No. I wish I could, Ron, but we never do any official work with mercenaries, even though the use of "local assets" is quite common, just not officially.
(22:16:34) RubixPlus: Rubix> :: If she had eyebrows, she would quirk one. Instead, she looks a bit quizzical for a moment, before hesitantly beeping back as a question:: Bip-beep-boop?
(22:18:22) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> :: on Earth, in the stately English home that he occupies with Brooke, the Blackthorne Trouble hair stands up on his arm ::
(22:18:23) ColDougMcKnight: :: Smiles. :: It's okay, Ian. I made my break with polite civilization on good terms, but it's still a break, and I went into it with both eyes open. So no hard feelings, but I can't afford to throw my lot in with a political agenda. I'm just a man who does his job, and gets paid.
(22:18:45) ColDougMcKnight: (Oh dear. That thing must have its own TM by now.)
(22:19:00) VAdmBlackthorne: Fair enough. I had to ask, you know. Figured you'd want a piece of the spoils, if not the action.
(22:19:41) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> :: the hair lays back down ::
(22:20:10) LtKuari: :: copies the sound back, in a more organic way ::
(22:20:11) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Oh, don't you worry about me. Whichever way this goes, I'll do well enough for myself. You know how many merc companies there are out here that can say they once fought the Federation's finest troops to a standstill?
(22:20:43) VAdmBlackthorne: Exactly one. :: smirks ::
(22:20:55) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Damn straight.
(22:21:25) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, secretive conference is over, go enjoy yourselves.
(22:21:32) RubixPlus: Rubix> ::Surprised, she pauses for a moment, unsure how to react. To start with, she gives Kuari's foot a little tap, and discovers she is NOT made of metal. Then she hugs it for good measure::
(22:21:56) CdrHarper: :: finds Sellers in the crowd :: It was quite the dogfight out there, yes?
(22:23:07) JorvanTav: :: looks back at the bar, realizing that Jack has quite a backlog ::
(22:23:52) ColDougMcKnight: :: Smirks back...just before he shows off his quick draw hand by snatching Percy's drink from her hand and draining it to half in a quick gulp. Meanwhile, his other arm has snaked around her waist, and no sooner is his mouth empty of whiskey than it's engaged in a kiss!:: I dunno, I think that worked alright.
(22:23:58) JackCahalan: :: quickly and expertly pouring drinks with the efficiency of years of practice, despite being in three deep in the weeds ::
(22:24:11) LtKuari: :: grins down in delight at the little bot ::
(22:24:49) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> ::Looks up from his third shot.:: Firefly, 'sup?
(22:25:00) LtJGAlexisWright: :: smiles at Rubix again before she zips off before turning back to Kuari :: SO CUTE. :: pauses :: So.. do you remember the experiments we did together?
(22:26:01) CdrHarper: :: sips at her margarita :: ... Did you lose anyone out there, Corsair?
(22:26:32) LtKuari: :: cocks her head :: We've eaten chocolate...
(22:27:28) LtCmdrBusard: :: Takes a moment before responding after a chuckle:: Heh, I guess it did. Also, you owe me half a whiskey. :: And with that, she rests her head on his chest, taking a sip:: No need to rush to it, though.
(22:28:34) LtJGAlexisWright: :: nods encouragingly :: Right, we tried different kinds of chocolate and different kinds of other desserts... like marshmallows? and different QUANTITIES of chocolate and stuff like that... to see what kind of effect it had on your physiology?
(22:28:40) JorvanTav: :: walks out to where Kuari and Wright are ::
(22:28:55) LtKuari: :: grins :: In Ten Forward. I remember.
(22:29:10) LtKuari: :: catches sight of Tav and coos softly in greeting ::
(22:29:31) JorvanTav: :: smiles at Kuari in response as he closes ::
(22:29:52) VAdmBlackthorne: :: finds T'Kirr at the bar ::
(22:30:26) CdrTKirr: :: looks up from her PADD to meet Ian's eyes ::
(22:31:08) VAdmBlackthorne: Hey there. No go on Ron and company for the Ashexana attack, but I expected that.
(22:31:40) LtJGAlexisWright: So I was wondering. I'd like to do some more experiments, but only if you're okay with it. :: looks around due to the coo and notes Tav, blushes slightly with embarrassment and frustration, and looks back at Kuari, trying to finish this part before Tav is in earshot ::
(22:32:00) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> ::Pauses, knocking back number four before answering.:: Yeah. Guttersnipe and Bulldog bought it. We did everything right, too. Stayed in formation, using our firepower to blast a hole, then gunning down the throttle and deploying ECM. Didn't bother dogfighting. Only broke to take on the defense platforms. We...we did good work out there.
(22:32:06) CdrTKirr: :: turns her eyes downward at the news ::
(22:32:36) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> There was just too much gunning for us out there. Don't think we would have been able to punch our way through if the ground team hadn't taken down that grid.
(22:32:43) LtJGAlexisWright: ::all run together and in one breath :: SowoulditbeokaytodomoreexperimentingIcheckedwithTavtomakesureitwasokayforyoumedicallybutyouaremyfriendandIwanttomakesureit'sokaywithyou!
(22:33:17) LtKuari: :: cocks her head ::
(22:33:29) JorvanTav: (( I don't think I could have typed all that without spaces without going crazy ))
(22:33:29) LtKuari: :: takes a moment to translate ::
(22:33:46) LtJGAlexisWright: (( already crazy, so it wasn't a stretch ))
(22:33:49) LtKuari: What kind of experiment?
(22:33:50) CdrHarper: Yes, Shane, you did do good work out there. So did we. So did Shortstack and Sandbags, but it was just too much.
(22:34:29) JorvanTav: :: reaches earshot of the conversation ::
(22:35:07) LtJGAlexisWright: :: draws in a deep breath :: That's the problem. Part of the experiment is that I can't tell you. I have to ask you to trust me as your friend. :: looks pleadingly at Kuari :: and... that it involves you eating this chocolate. :: holds out the chocolate hopefully ::
(22:35:59) LtKuari: :: looks at the chocolate, her eyes darkening somewhat, then peers up at Tav for his approval ::
(22:36:22) LtJGAlexisWright: :: ignores Tav, nodding at Kuari in what she hopes is a reassuring manner ::
(22:37:02) LtJGAlexisWright: And I promise to tell you everything about the experiment tomorrow.
(22:37:05) JorvanTav: :: sits down next to Kuari :: Hey, guys.
(22:37:44) LtKuari: :: looks back to Wright :: And you said you checked and it's okay with him?
(22:38:53) LtJGAlexisWright: Yes. Tav is actually also interested in this experiment.
(22:39:19) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> It sucks. Always will, always should. But...listen, I wouldn't be doing you any favors by not saying this. You haven't actually fought in a war, have you? I mean, I know there was that flare up with the Machen Bren, but I mean a protracted one.
(22:40:41) LtKuari: :: grins and points her nose back at the bag :: Okay then!
(22:41:13) LtJGAlexisWright: :: nervously hands the bag to the adorable Rucaran ::
(22:41:29) CdrHarper: No. I was still in the Academy during the Dominion War. Fortunately my science vessel avoided the Crystalline Incursion as well.
(22:41:53) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sits down next to her :: We'll bring in a few third fleet assets instead.
(22:42:28) CdrTKirr: :: leans into him :: I know it's not exactly what you wanted.
(22:43:18) VAdmBlackthorne: They're good allies.
(22:44:59) LtKuari: :: snatches the bag up with her teeth and drops it into her upturned palm, then snakes her tongue into the bag and fishes out a chocolate ::
(22:45:07) CdrTKirr: Yes, they are.
(22:45:25) VAdmBlackthorne: That's alright. It's time to bring our newest ship into the fight.
(22:46:07) LtJGAlexisWright: Tav helped me make the chocolates, even. Do you like them?
(22:46:09) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> Well, the way things are going, you may be going into one now. That means fighting the same enemy, again and again. And each time, so long as they've got the resources and the will to keep coming back for more, they get a better idea how to fight you. I'm guessing you've started seeing the trend already, am I right?
(22:46:30) CdrTKirr: Of which ship do you speak?
(22:46:40) VAdmBlackthorne: The Endeavour. Prometheus class.
(22:46:45) CdrTKirr: :: sets her PADD down carefully on the bar ::
(22:47:35) CdrTKirr: :: nods and squeezes Ian's knee :: You expect her to perform quite well.
(22:47:51) VAdmBlackthorne: It's taken years to get that class out of experiments.
(22:48:06) LtKuari: :: carefully tests the chocolate piece on her tongue :: It tastes like normal chocolate to me.
(22:50:49) LtJGAlexisWright: It *is* normal chocolate.
(22:51:13) ColDougMcKnight: :: Settles into a hug. :: Jack and the bar will be there awhile yet.
(22:52:00) LtKuari: Love chocolate. :: dips her tongue into the bag again, lifting several more pieces into her mouth ::
(22:52:00) CdrHarper: :: nods :: I have. Even worse when they already know because they used to be on your side.
(22:53:48) CdrHarper: Hell, you were there for that one, Shane. Andre Shore.
(22:54:28) CdrTKirr: :: watches the crew, her eyes lingering appreciatively on McKnight and Busard ::
(22:55:23) VAdmBlackthorne: (Five minutes!)
(22:55:25) LtKuari: :: dumps the rest of the bag into her mouth and chews a little before swallowing ::
(22:55:28) JorvanTav: :: glances from Kuari to Wright, and back to Kuari ::
(22:55:48) VAdmBlackthorne: :: gets a fresh drink, orders one for Ron, and calls him over to where he and T'Kirr sit ::
(22:55:57) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> :: Waves to get Jack's attention. :: Don't go passing this around, but I think maybe I'm ready to slow down...for now. A beer, something hoppy, soon as you get a couple hands free.
(22:56:07) LtJGAlexisWright: :: watching Kuari eat the chocolates ::
(22:56:27) JackCahalan: Got a nice pale ale I brewed myself. :: pours one for him, and one for Kate since her drink is gone ::
(22:57:10) LtCmdrBusard: Mm, it's true. Although if we stay here a lot longer people might notice. Gasp. Also, you're comfy. :: Sips her drink::
(22:57:22) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> ::Turns back to Harper:: I do. Cocksucker took a few shots at me, too. You made a pretty sweet comeback on that one. Speaking of which, I understand one of your casualties actually managed to beam out in time?
(22:58:03) CdrHarper: :: takes the beer appreciatively :: Yes, thankfully. Chaka. Crammed him behind my seat for the return trip.
(22:58:34) LtKuari: :: blinks at Wright ::
(22:59:07) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> ::Takes a sip, and raises it in appreciation to the brewer::
(22:59:23) JackCahalan: Jack> :: smiles ::
(22:59:43) ColDougMcKnight: Let 'em. They won't say anything. They know I'll make my scary face.
(22:59:44) LtJGAlexisWright: :: smiles brightly :: Can I get you something to drink? Have you ever had a mocha?
(23:00:17) LtKuari: Um... no. I mean, yes, and no.
(23:01:00) LtJGAlexisWright: Be right back! :: hops to her feet and scampers over to the bar :: Jack! Jack! Can you make a mocha for me?
(23:01:09) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> :: Makes his way over, via a couple crewmen he remembers running into before, exchanging a couple friendly words with each as he goes. ::
(23:01:15) JackCahalan: Why, I think I can, Alexis.
(23:01:37) LtKuari: :: watches Alexis order for a moment before turning to Tav :: Hi.
(23:01:41) VAdmBlackthorne: :: hands the drink to Ron and raises his own :: To lucrative partnerships. You're always welcome on Atlantis, Ron.
(23:01:49) LtKuari: :: pokes his cheek with the point of her nose ::
(23:01:50) JorvanTav: :: turns and answers Kuari :: Hello.
(23:02:12) LtJGAlexisWright: :: nods at Jack :: Please and thank you!
(23:02:13) JackCahalan: :: serves up the mocha ::
(23:02:18) LtKuari: How are you?
(23:02:34) JorvanTav: I am fine, and yourself?
(23:02:51) LtKuari: Good. Chocolate craving sated, even.
(23:03:04) JorvanTav: Well it should be. That was a lot of chocolate.
(23:03:09) LtJGAlexisWright: :: takes it, makes a small curtsy at Jack, and carefully gets back to Kuari and Tav :: I hope it's not too sated, because I want you to try this. It's chocolatey!
(23:03:20) LtJGAlexisWright: but be careful, it's also hot.
(23:03:23) LtKuari: :: snorts :: For you, maybe. I've gotten quite used to it.
(23:03:36) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> Don't imagine he's too happy with that. Of course, that's all relative. Don't worry about him. Bruised egos heal easily enough, as you know. Loss is harder. You've gotten the "It's not your fault." talk, right? Of course you have. And when you say you understand, is that true, or bullshit you say because you know you're supposed to?
(23:03:59) JackCahalan: Jack> :: smiles knowingly at Kate :
(23:05:21) CdrHarper: Sometimes you just need to hear it again.
(23:05:43) LtKuari: (( Ah sorry Wright, missed it ))
(23:05:44) CdrHarper: (By 5 minutes I meant starting now OK GO)
(23:06:23) LtJGAlexisWright: (( Missed what? Who? When? ))
(23:06:24) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> :: Clinks his glass against Blackthorne's, completing the toast. :: I'll drink to that. Not that that's unusual, but hey. And you know, might not be as rare as you'd think. I'm actually in negotiations with Venya Kashar right now, looking to open up an office on Refuge.
(23:06:38) LtKuari: :: takes the mocha carefully and blows steadily on it in great long breaths ::
(23:07:01) LtKuari: (( I was replying to Tav, didn't see your msg ))
(23:07:12) LtCmdrBusard: Oh no, not the scary face. :: Shakes her glass:: But...I've run out of booze.
(23:08:28) JorvanTav: How much chocolate do you have to get used to that much?
(23:08:29) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh excellent, I think that'll be a great arrangement. She's been quite helpful. :: offers a handshake :: I'm sure we'll somebody else we both need removed again soon.
(23:08:49) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> You will. The trick is believing it. Because...well, look, you spent a few years on Earth. You ever watch any of the old, old action movies? The sort where the steroid junkie with the big gun guns down fifty guys on an open field, and somehow manages never to take a hit back, unless it's some cosmetic scratch, purely there to show off that he's
(23:08:53) ColDougMcKnight: too badass to care?
(23:09:15) LtJGAlexisWright: Oh, her tolerance is significant. Our tests had her up to nearly a full kilogram of chocolate before it made her feel sick. She couldn't eat chocolate for a week after that.
(23:09:43) CdrHarper: :: smirks :: I dated a guy who was addicted to those.
(23:09:49) LtKuari: :: frowns pitifully at the memory ::
(23:10:28) LtKuari: :: sips awkwardly at the significantly-cooled drink ::
(23:10:29) LtJGAlexisWright: :: pats Kuari soothingly on the back ::
(23:10:46) LtJGAlexisWright: Well? Do you like it?
(23:11:06) LtJGAlexisWright: Even if you don't like it, you still have to finish it. For science. but I hope you like it.
(23:11:15) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> Ouch. Well, that's pretty much how you guys make it look. Just remember, it's not always like that. Not unless you're fighting scrubs.
(23:11:35) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> ::Pauses, remembering their own run in.:: Well, or unless you get lucky.
(23:11:43) CdrHarper: :: nods :: Thanks, Shane. Be careful out there.
(23:11:48) LtJGAlexisWright: Rubix approves of the furtherance of scientific knowledge too, I bet.
(23:11:51) LtKuari: It's okay. I've had a lot of chocolate, though, and I don't much like the other taste. I'll drink it, though.
(23:12:20) RubixPlus: :: Perks up and around at the mention of her name::
(23:12:24) ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> ::Laughs:: Not much fun in that, but I'll consider it. Keep on flying, Firefly.
(23:12:45) LtJGAlexisWright: Rubix, Kuari is drinking a mocha for science. Do you approve?
(23:12:52) CdrHarper: That works too. You, too, Corsair.
(23:13:43) LtJGAlexisWright: After you finish that, how do you feel about spicy food
(23:13:44) LtJGAlexisWright: ?
(23:13:50) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Accepts that too.:: Look forward to it. And...look, I can't get involved openly, like I said. But I hear things out there. If I think it'll help, I'll make sure you hear about it too.
(23:14:11) VAdmBlackthorne: Likewise, Ron. Watch your six out there.
(23:14:29) LtKuari: :: shakes her head :: Do I have to?
(23:15:01) LtJGAlexisWright: Maybe just a little something? And then we can follow it up with something that you love, your choice.
(23:15:06) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:15:07) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:15:09) RubixPlus: :: Climbs up to the cup and takes a sniff:: Mmmeep! :: Nods::
(23:15:10) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:15:16) LtJGAlexisWright: :: || ::
(23:15:18) LtCmdrBusard: :: paused::
(23:15:24) RubixPlus: :: Pauses::
(23:15:27) VAdmBlackthorne: Just had to cut that off, tried to several times, but it just kept going!
(23:15:29) JorvanTav: :: pauses ::
(23:15:32) VAdmBlackthorne: Nicely done!
(23:15:46) LtKuari: :: pauses ::
(23:15:51) LtJGAlexisWright: 100% of tiny robots polled agree - Science is Awesome!
(23:15:52) JackCahalan left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(23:16:11) RubixPlus: Yes indeed!
(23:16:16) RubixPlus: Err, I mean....beep!
(23:16:18) JorvanTav: We need some tiny turrets
(23:16:45) VAdmBlackthorne: Had some great interactions going on during that one.
(23:16:49) LtJGAlexisWright: when we disable them, they say things like "I understand" and "you really had choice"?
(23:16:51) LtKuari: Whyyyyyy....
(23:17:05) LtCmdrBusard: Well, there was a time that we blew up a tank by having a bunch of the extra robots selfdestruct while hugging it.
(23:17:36) LtJGAlexisWright: Tav and I were trading lines from the Portal themes in PMs.
(23:18:14) LtCmdrBusard: Lol, note to self: Make one robot speak, and have Wheatley's or GlaDos's voice.
(23:18:29) LtJGAlexisWright: APPROVED
(23:18:33) LtCmdrBusard: Or better!
(23:18:35) LtCmdrBusard: SPACE.
(23:18:46) LtKuari: Hence my last line. =P
(23:18:51) JorvanTav: Yes, let's get Wheatley working for Atlantis. He'll have the ship torn apart in no time!
(23:18:59) LtCmdrBusard: Lmao.
(23:19:21) LtKuari: Omg do NOT plug him into the computer
(23:19:22) JorvanTav: No Wheatley. In the holodeck, perhaps. But nowhere where he actually interacts with anything
(23:19:22) LtCmdrBusard: "I really think I've learned my lesson this time! Really!"
(23:19:44) JorvanTav: All my friends are geeks
(23:20:02) LtJGAlexisWright: \o/
(23:20:07) VAdmBlackthorne: Atlantis has, somewhere deep in its computers, an AI that's not entirely stable.
(23:20:18) LtCmdrBusard: Oh dear.
(23:20:27) VAdmBlackthorne: This goes back to the nineties.
(23:20:34) LtCmdrBusard: Dude, nice.
(23:20:41) LtJGAlexisWright: We do what we must because we can - for the good of all of us. Except the ones who are dead.
(23:21:10) VAdmBlackthorne: Glenn would remember more, that was his baby.
(23:21:12) LtCmdrBusard: ...And now that song is stuck in my head. Again.
(23:21:12) LtJGAlexisWright: We need to dig out that AI for a storyline sometime.
(23:22:15) JorvanTav: I can't do that, Dave.
(23:22:16) LtKuari: Yeah we do.
(23:22:50) VAdmBlackthorne: Ha, found it
(23:22:51) VAdmBlackthorne: DCPP
(23:22:53) LtKuari: We just keep on trying 'til we run out of cake
(23:22:54) JorvanTav: I just thought of the scariest computer ever. HALDOS
(23:22:56) LtCmdrBusard: Daaaaisy Daaaaaisy...
(23:23:06) CdrTKirr: Man, you're good
(23:23:07) ColDougMcKnight: I've read those old chat logs.
(23:23:13) ColDougMcKnight: Some of them, anyway.
(23:23:37) LtJGAlexisWright: SKYHALDOSNET?
(23:23:52) JorvanTav: Can you get Wheatley in there somewhere?
(23:24:01) LtCmdrBusard: SKYHALDOSNETLEY
(23:24:07) ColDougMcKnight: Fair warning. Deliberately giving an AI linked access to our ships IS going to set off all kinds of alarms with McKnight, and he's unlikely to be quiet about it.
(23:24:25) JorvanTav: So he's the one sane person on board?
(23:24:35) CdrTKirr: I'm sane.
(23:24:38) VAdmBlackthorne: DCPP's hiding and came out of Glenn's mind, I can't be blamed.
(23:24:39) JorvanTav: Oh, can we give Lore some action in that as well?
(23:24:45) ColDougMcKnight: All these scientists. You need at least ONE guy with a "Break it with a rock!" mentality.
(23:24:48) LtJGAlexisWright: My sanity is questionable.
(23:24:58) LtJGAlexisWright: SKYHALDOSLORLEY?
(23:25:23) CdrTKirr: "DOS" and "LEY" have to be next to each other.
(23:25:36) JorvanTav: SKYHALDOSLEYLORE
(23:25:42) LtJGAlexisWright: SKYLORHALDOSLEY
(23:25:43) JorvanTav: SKYLOREHALDOSLEY
(23:25:53) LtJGAlexisWright: <-- won
(23:25:57) JorvanTav: By a second
(23:26:04) JorvanTav: Because I am tired
(23:26:12) LtCmdrBusard: My sanity is not questionable. It's just absent.
(23:26:13) LtJGAlexisWright: It is only 8:30 here.
(23:26:13) CdrTKirr: You had to type that extra letter in there.
(23:26:47) LtJGAlexisWright: We lost Chance pretty early on.
(23:27:09) JorvanTav: And, of course, we give honorable mention to Robot from the original Lost in Space.
(23:27:15) VAdmBlackthorne: I think Rubix was too much for him.
(23:27:20) LtJGAlexisWright: If he's dead, in his eulogy can we say "He liked to press buttons"?
(23:27:26) CdrTKirr: Yeah, sorry 'bout that. Dunno what's up, will get in touch with him later.
(23:27:39) LtJGAlexisWright: ROBOSKYLORHALDOSLEY
(23:28:05) CdrTKirr: Yikes.
(23:28:24) CdrTKirr: Must. Sleep.
(23:28:43) LtJGAlexisWright: Try not to dream of ROBOSKYLORHALDOSLEY. G'niight! :D
(23:28:45) JorvanTav: I said honorable mention because Robot was a good guy, even though his original programming was to destroy the Jupiter 2. And with that, I win the nerd award
(23:29:10) LtJGAlexisWright: but putting ROBO before anything adds +5 win
(23:29:15) JorvanTav: WAIT! We forgot the Cybermen
(23:29:23) JorvanTav: And the clockwork monsters
(23:29:24) LtJGAlexisWright: and the Daleks
(23:29:28) JorvanTav: And Daleks
(23:29:35) CdrTKirr: Let's throw in a Rachnoss while we're at it.
(23:29:39) VAdmBlackthorne: All of this with no mention of Cylons.
(23:29:41) VAdmBlackthorne: Tch.
(23:29:48) JorvanTav: True that
(23:29:49) CdrTKirr: Not iconic enough
(23:29:49) LtCmdrBusard: Don't forget Robbie!
(23:29:49) LtJGAlexisWright: And Barthandalus.
(23:30:27) JorvanTav: When T'Kirr said not iconic enough, she was NOT referring to the Cylons
(23:30:39) CdrTKirr: Newp.
(23:30:45) CdrTKirr: Referring to the giant spider.
(23:30:49) LtJGAlexisWright: Which, then?
(23:30:53) CdrTKirr: 'Cause... it's not even a machine.
(23:30:57) CdrTKirr: I'm tired.
(23:31:01) LtJGAlexisWright: Robot Satan
(23:31:02) LtCmdrBusard: Ah, okay. I was gonna say, Forbidden Planet is pretty iconic.
(23:31:07) JorvanTav: Okay, so here we go. ROBODALCYLOSKYLOREHALDOSLEY
(23:31:49) LtJGAlexisWright: Aaron asks, "What about Nomad?"
(23:32:02) JorvanTav: Nomad is hard to add
(23:32:20) VAdmBlackthorne: Hell, this is a Star Trek game, what about the Borg?
(23:32:27) LtJGAlexisWright: oh snap
(23:32:32) VAdmBlackthorne: That's right
(23:32:33) VAdmBlackthorne: I went there
(23:32:40) JorvanTav: Well, folks. I have to be up and on the road at 06:00. So I take my leave of you. And yes, the Borg must be added
(23:32:47) LtJGAlexisWright: and Robot Santa?
(23:32:58) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh! And KwanzaaBot!
(23:33:05) VAdmBlackthorne: And ChanukahZombie!
(23:33:14) LtJGAlexisWright: And Reavers and Geth
(23:33:40) LtCmdrBusard: Reapers is the word I believe you are looking forl.
(23:33:41) VAdmBlackthorne: Reaprs
(23:33:42) LtCmdrBusard: *for.
(23:33:58) LtCmdrBusard: Reavers=Fleshy. No good!
(23:34:02) LtJGAlexisWright: right right
(23:34:06) LtJGAlexisWright: Reapers
(23:34:14) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh god ME3 comes out in less than two weeks
(23:34:22) LtCmdrBusard: I KNOW I AM SO EXCITED!
(23:34:30) Leda: That soon? eek.
(23:34:30) LtCmdrBusard: You have preordered it, I assume?
(23:34:35) CdrTKirr: you mean Gelth?
(23:34:38) VAdmBlackthorne: Of course I have.
(23:34:45) VAdmBlackthorne: With release day delivery from Amazon
(23:34:59) LtCmdrBusard: Sweet. I preordered for pickup from Gamestop.
(23:35:03) JorvanTav: We are turning this from a name into a sentence.
(23:35:05) VAdmBlackthorne: We must online co-op
(23:35:14) LtCmdrBusard: Perhaps so!
(23:35:32) CdrTKirr: I still have to play the first two =/
(23:35:38) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh you're not missing much
(23:35:40) LtCmdrBusard: Also, are you on TOR? I know that MAY be heracy, what with this being a Star Trek game, but still.
(23:35:43) VAdmBlackthorne: Only the BEST RPG EVER
(23:35:51) CdrTKirr: I know.
(23:35:57) VAdmBlackthorne: I played the beta and found it to be an excellent single player game.
(23:36:10) LtJGAlexisWright: I haven't actually played the first two. Aaron plays them while I'm watching and I don't really have any desire to play through it myself.
(23:36:10) LtCmdrBusard: It is, actually.
(23:36:12) VAdmBlackthorne: All of the XxDarthSephirothXxXes running around ruined my KotOR3.
(23:36:27) JorvanTav: Well, good night everyone. See you all next week.
(23:36:33) LtCmdrBusard: G'night!
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(23:37:06) LtJGAlexisWright: I also must go because Aaron is kicking me out of the recliner and wants to watch Mad Men.
(23:37:06) ColDougMcKnight: Night!
(23:37:14) LtCmdrBusard: I...have yet to see one like that.
(23:37:17) CdrTKirr: I spend my free time making 3D objects lately >_>
(23:37:20) LtJGAlexisWright: Nini everyone!
(23:37:32) ColDougMcKnight: Wait. There was a KOTOR 3?
(23:37:37) CdrTKirr: Night
(23:37:44) LtJGAlexisWright: I spend my free time doing needlepoint. :( Which is what I'm going to do now...
(23:37:48) LtCmdrBusard: G'night!
(23:37:49) VAdmBlackthorne: No, what I'm saying is that, TOR should have been KotOR3. A single player game.
(23:37:53) VAdmBlackthorne: Since it's good at that.
(23:37:59) ColDougMcKnight: Ah, right.
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(23:38:16) LtCmdrBusard: I just like the fact that you can choose.
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(23:38:33) VAdmBlackthorne: After I quit WoW this year I'll never play another MMO.
(23:38:39) LtCmdrBusard: So I could just dick around or join up with my sister and our guild if they're around.
(23:38:42) ColDougMcKnight: Yeah, it is. And I'll admit, it's annoying to have to hope you can get a group together just to not die at some of the quests.
(23:38:57) ColDougMcKnight: But I can hardly blame Bioware for wanting to get into that market.
(23:39:06) VAdmBlackthorne: I really really wanted to play TOR but just can't accept idiots ruining my story.
(23:39:42) VAdmBlackthorne: And the problem with playing WoW is that other MMOs seem to lack features
(23:39:43) LtCmdrBusard: Huh. It's really not that intrusive, I think. And I in general hate MMOs for that very reason.
(23:40:15) LtCmdrBusard: Anyway, doesn't matter. ME3!
(23:40:17) VAdmBlackthorne: WoW, despite its decline, is so freaking polished, that you miss all that polish playing something that just came out.
(23:40:35) VAdmBlackthorne: I can't wait.
(23:40:51) VAdmBlackthorne: Kathryn Shepard will biotic charge again!
(23:40:54) VAdmBlackthorne: (she's totally Harper)
(23:41:08) LtCmdrBusard: Lol. Funny, because mine tends to essentially be Sid.
(23:41:18) VAdmBlackthorne: That's awesome and hilarious
(23:41:28) LtCmdrBusard: Although there's no pilot class, so I usually go Infiltrator.
(23:41:33) VAdmBlackthorne: Vanguard
(23:41:33) LtCmdrBusard: Because I love me my sniping.
(23:41:48) VAdmBlackthorne: Though I did have an Infiltrator in ME1 as a renegade character
(23:41:57) ColDougMcKnight: Infiltrator's fun. Though personally, I actually kinda like soldier.
(23:41:59) LtCmdrBusard: Noice.
(23:42:11) VAdmBlackthorne: After ME2 though, I can't imagine life without biotic charge.
(23:42:17) VAdmBlackthorne: ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM *SHOTGUN*
(23:42:34) ColDougMcKnight: There's just something appealing about being more or less a regular guy, who owns superpowered aliens left and right anyway, simply by virtue of being that damn good.
(23:42:36) LtCmdrBusard: Yeah, that's why I love having the stealth ability.
(23:42:47) VAdmBlackthorne: I can see that.
(23:42:54) ColDougMcKnight: And adrenaline rush is hugely satisfying.
(23:43:08) ColDougMcKnight: Like Wrex said.
(23:43:21) VAdmBlackthorne: Shepard.
(23:43:23) ColDougMcKnight: "The good old days. You and me, confronting the unknown, and killing it with big guns."
(23:43:46) LtCmdrBusard: Oh Wrex. He's so awesome.
(23:43:49) VAdmBlackthorne: Totally.
(23:44:01) LtCmdrBusard: Although I do LOVE Garrus.
(23:44:02) VAdmBlackthorne: Though it's gonna be me and my boy Garrus tearing it up again
(23:44:09) ColDougMcKnight: Ditto.
(23:44:13) LtCmdrBusard: NO BITCH HE'S MINE!
(23:44:15) VAdmBlackthorne: Third party member extraneous.
(23:44:17) LtCmdrBusard: Er...I mean..
(23:44:19) VAdmBlackthorne: GET AWAY
(23:44:35) LtCmdrBusard: Luckily, we don't HAVE to fight over him.
(23:44:38) ColDougMcKnight: "Can it wait? I'm in the middle of some calibrations."
(23:44:42) LtCmdrBusard: Because he's an enormous slut.
(23:44:46) VAdmBlackthorne: Thankfully.
(23:45:03) ColDougMcKnight: I was just so relieved to see that his face has recovered by the third game.
(23:45:13) VAdmBlackthorne: It has? Oh, good.
(23:45:14) LtCmdrBusard: "Your hair looks nice, and your waist is...very supportive."
(23:45:18) VAdmBlackthorne: He got jacked up.
(23:45:29) LtCmdrBusard: Oh, you haven't tried the demo? I think it's out for PC too.
(23:45:30) VAdmBlackthorne: Heh, Kate didn't do the Garrus romance.
(23:45:41) VAdmBlackthorne: Stayed loyal to Kaidan.
(23:45:48) LtCmdrBusard: Nicely done.
(23:45:49) ColDougMcKnight: Right, you stuck by Kaidan, you said?
(23:45:52) ColDougMcKnight: Uh...right.
(23:45:59) ColDougMcKnight: Long as it wasn't Jacob.
(23:46:04) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, except for Kelly Chambers but that totally didn't count
(23:46:04) ColDougMcKnight: "But the priiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiize..."
(23:46:12) LtCmdrBusard: I would have, except that all of ME1 was me going "I WANT TO BONE GARRUS".
(23:46:23) LtCmdrBusard: Yeah, Chambers just doesn't count for anything.
(23:46:25) VAdmBlackthorne: AND NOW YOU CAN
(23:46:36) LtCmdrBusard: I know! It's lovely!
(23:46:36) ColDougMcKnight: I also did that one date with Kelly.
(23:46:44) ColDougMcKnight: To be fair, that was partly so she'd feed my fish.
(23:46:46) VAdmBlackthorne: Kelly is the true slut here.
(23:47:06) VAdmBlackthorne: Well someone has to feed the fish
(23:47:12) VAdmBlackthorne: That's what yeomen are for
(23:47:33) LtCmdrBusard: :: Nods sagely::
(23:47:44) ColDougMcKnight: I just love how you can actually point out to her face that her official job is otherwise useless.
(23:48:05) VAdmBlackthorne: I just love that you can interrupt people by punching them in the face.
(23:48:11) ColDougMcKnight: Heh, yes.
(23:48:23) LtCmdrBusard: Mwahaha..
(23:48:32) VAdmBlackthorne: Not that I did as my paragon, but knowing that I COULD helped.
(23:48:39) ColDougMcKnight: I WILL say this. I basically have two main Shepard files, one of them being female, and I will say this.
(23:48:51) ColDougMcKnight: If they opened up Joker as a romance in the third game, I'd seriously consider it.
(23:48:58) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh hell yeah.
(23:48:59) LtCmdrBusard: Oh hell yes.
(23:49:02) VAdmBlackthorne: Joker is awesome
(23:49:02) ColDougMcKnight: Mind you, it's doubtful he'd survive it...
(23:49:04) LtCmdrBusard: Lol
(23:49:07) ColDougMcKnight: But I'd give him his shot.
(23:49:34) VAdmBlackthorne: Ever since his opening dialogue in ME1
(23:49:51) ColDougMcKnight: "This is all Joker's fault. What a tool he was. Now I have to spend all day comnputing pi, because he plugged in the overlord."
(23:51:52) VAdmBlackthorne: Look, you remember to zip up your flight suit on the way back from the bathroom, that's good. I just shot us halfway across the galaxy and hit a target the size of a pinhead, that's incredible.
(23:51:54) VAdmBlackthorne: That one
(23:52:40) VAdmBlackthorne: Also this
(23:52:41) VAdmBlackthorne: Too close, Commander. Ten more seconds and we would have been swimming in molten sulphur. The Normandy isn't equipped to land in exploding volcanoes. They tend to fry our sensors and melt our hulls. Just for future reference.
(23:52:41) LtCmdrBusard: Heh.
(23:53:09) LtCmdrBusard: Anyway, 'tis time to go.
(23:53:11) LtCmdrBusard: G'night!
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(23:53:18) VAdmBlackthorne: JOKER
(23:53:18) VAdmBlackthorne: Ah, hey, Commander. Next time we touch down, let's try not to park the ship in a colony of mutant zombies. Just thinking out loud here.
(23:53:25) VAdmBlackthorne: G'night!
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