Conversation with #USSAtlantis

(8:56:10 PM) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: A ghostly defender confronts the probe illusioned as a Vrissk. After multiple exchanges of body language and vocalizations, the struggling UT manages to translate their language. Officers of the Atlantis crew stand by watching from the holodeck.
(8:56:10 PM) mode (+o CdrTKirr) by ChanServ
(8:56:36 PM) LtKuari [] entered the room.
(8:57:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(8:58:26 PM) CdrTKirr: Hey. ^_^
(8:59:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: How's iot going?
(9:00:31 PM) CdrTKirr: It's going all right. Waiting for business to pick up for Bryan
(9:00:37 PM) CdrTKirr: Just hard to wait =P
(9:00:53 PM) DoctorTav [] entered the room.
(9:01:02 PM) DoctorTav: Good evening :)
(9:01:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(9:02:53 PM) CdrTKirr: How about you?
(9:03:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(9:03:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(9:04:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Evening.
(9:04:22 PM) LtJGAlexisWright [] entered the room.
(9:04:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(9:04:43 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Hi, sorry I'm late. Nursing a headache.
(9:05:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: No worries
(9:05:29 PM) DoctorTav: Aw, that sucks, Wright.
(9:05:50 PM) CdrTKirr: Aw I'm sorry. =/
(9:08:06 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I ate some spaghetti and took some Midol so hopefully it goes away soon >>;;;;;
(9:08:55 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: <<;;
(9:10:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I just ate spaghetti!
(9:11:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Not so much with the Midol.
(9:11:23 PM) CdrTKirr: Hah
(9:11:23 PM) DoctorTav: It's been a while since I had spaghetti
(9:11:42 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: *spaghetti high-five*
(9:11:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: That sounds messy.
(9:12:10 PM) CdrTKirr: Ew.
(9:12:20 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: You know what I mean!
(9:13:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I will grudgingly acknowledge that possibility.
(9:13:47 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Don't tease a woman who is barely suppressing the urge to eat your family
(9:13:53 PM) DoctorTav: But messy could be fun...
(9:13:56 PM) CdrTKirr: rofl
(9:14:14 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright! Y'all ready to ring in 2392?
(9:14:25 PM) CdrTKirr: Yes.
(9:14:31 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Shore.
(9:14:34 PM) DoctorTav: Yes. But may I supply the whistle?
(9:14:36 PM) LtKuari: :: barks loudly ::
(9:14:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Christ, we're getting old in space.
(9:14:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: But sure.
(9:15:20 PM) DoctorTav: :: holds out a new, quieter whistle, toward the commanding officers ::
(9:15:23 PM) ColDougMcKnight: She barks?
(9:15:35 PM) CdrTKirr: She makes whatever sounds she wants to.
(9:15:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: laughs at Tav's pathetic whistle ::
(9:16:14 PM) DoctorTav: :: lowers the whistle and prepares the hanky to wipe the blood ::
(9:17:25 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I think instead of a whistle we should have a horn that plays the Mexican hat dance.
(9:17:49 PM) CdrTKirr: I think....I know what that sounds like.
(9:18:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: New Year's Eve 2392! The party is in holodeck one, in a snowy mountain village on an unnamed planet. Cozy cabins are arranged around a village square, where a roaring bonfire lights up the night! Jack is keeping bar nearby, of course.
(9:18:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: No whistle needed for party. :)
(9:18:43 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Anytime a character throws down a sombrero and does a dance around it, it's usually the song that plays.
(9:18:44 PM) DoctorTav: Whew
(9:20:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(9:20:33 PM) CdrTKirr: Newp.
(9:20:44 PM) DoctorTav: What color are the cabins?
(9:21:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cabin colored.
(9:21:43 PM) DoctorTav: Got it.
(9:21:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Are there snipers if someone starts caroling?
(9:22:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes.
(9:23:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Midnight will be at the top of the hour.
(9:23:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN PARTY
(9:23:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN PARTY
(9:23:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN PARTY
(9:23:52 PM) DoctorTav: :: rips off his cutaway uniform to reveal a 70's earth leisure suit underneath ::
(9:24:31 PM) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(9:24:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: in the holodeck, weaing his Lost Harbor leather jacket for warmth ::
(9:25:39 PM) CdrTKirr: :: sits down on the closest log ringing the bonfire, wearing something poofy ::
(9:27:35 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: making her way around the square, wearing a cute party dress and a sparkly top hat, carrying a familiar tray... :: Commander, Admiral, would you care to try a Hot Chocolate Buttered Rum Ball? They're a Wright family holiday tradition! :: smiles her most winning smile ::
(9:27:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack> :: has set up an outdoor bar, not quite as full-featured as his usual spread, but it'll do the job ::
(9:27:50 PM) LtKuari: :: trots from behind one cabin to another, a flash of fur in the firelight before disappearing into the darkness again ::
(9:28:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Mmm, don't mind if I do. :: selects a rum ball and eats it ::
(9:28:54 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Is wearing his grey field jacket, the same one he once gave T'Kirr when they were stranded on the time jumping planet. He hasn't had much occasion for it since they were issued the environmentally controlled combat armor, but it's still as natural and comfortable as his own skin. He finishes adding a pair of fingerless gloves as he enters. ::
(9:28:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne left the room (quit: Read error: Connection reset by peer).
(9:28:56 PM) CdrHarper left the room (quit: Client Quit).
(9:29:20 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( Those must have been some powerful rum balls! ))
(9:29:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne [] entered the room.
(9:29:33 PM) mode (+o VAdmBlackthorne) by ChanServ
(9:30:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (WB)
(9:30:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Grrr)
(9:30:32 PM) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(9:31:16 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Take one guess where he goes first. :: Mr. Calahan. Happy New Year! What did you put in the eggnog?
(9:31:20 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: tips the tray closer to T'Kirr and makes encouraging noises ::
(9:31:33 PM) CdrTKirr: :: finds herself quite warm next to the fire, despite the cold, and looks around at the environment, finding it quite exotic from her perspective ::
(9:31:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Delicious!
(9:32:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack> That's a Cahalan family secret, Colonel!
(9:32:04 PM) CdrTKirr: :: notes Wright's prompting as she comes close and takes one without hesitation :: Thank you.
(9:32:16 PM) DoctorTav: :: thinks for a moment about the last time he was a part of getting Kuari drunk, and thinks better. He looks down at his leisure suit and realizes how hideous it really is, before walking out of the Holodeck to his room for a few moments, reappearing in something much more comfortable, practical and MUCH better-looking
(9:32:25 PM) DoctorTav: ::
(9:33:18 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I've made some slight adjustments to the recipe since last year. I didn't think it was possible, but somehow they taste even better than before! I'm glad you like them. :: smiles and makes a small curtsy ::
(9:34:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Very nice, Lieutenant.
(9:34:34 PM) LtLedaHarper [] entered the room.
(9:34:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Leda! Welcome!)
(9:34:53 PM) LtLedaHarper: (I remembered the way. Go me.)
(9:35:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (25 minutes to New Year's 2392!)
(9:35:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Holy cow! Good to see you.)
(9:35:27 PM) LtLedaHarper: (she liiiiives)
(9:35:39 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( Yay, hihi Leda! ))
(9:35:58 PM) CdrTKirr: (( Welcome, Leda! ))
(9:36:29 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nibbles at the rum ball ::
(9:36:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Any hint? Crop of origin? Method of turning it into spiking material? Or am I starting off the year with an act of faith?
(9:36:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack> You'll just have to believe, my friend. :: offers a cup of the good Nog ::
(9:37:36 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: gives a parting wave to Blackthorne and T'Kirr and meanders away, offering the tray to every person she sees :: Would you care to try a Hot Chocolate Buttered Rum Ball? They're a Wright family holiday tradition! And they're even BETTER than last year! :: smiles her most winning smile ::
(9:38:27 PM) CdrHarper: :: smiles :: Oh, thank you, that sounds delicious. :: takes a rum ball ::
(9:38:35 PM) DoctorTav: :: walks over to all the commotion and selects a ball for himself. After tasting it and thinking, he gives his opinion. :: Wow! These are amazing. :: Turns and notices Harper :: Hi, Commander. :: Does a double-take ::
(9:38:53 PM) DoctorTav: ((Magic edit: LIEUTENANT))
(9:39:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (The Other Harper!)
(9:39:30 PM) LtLedaHarper: (I'm getting used to it.)
(9:39:51 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: smiles warmly and offers the tray to Leda ::
(9:40:36 PM) DoctorTav: (Crap. I am so sorry :( )
(9:40:42 PM) LtKuari: :: darts from behind the outermost cabin towards the shelter of a tree, but stumbles as the snow disguises a hole, faceplanting into the brush and sending snow flying ::
(9:40:47 PM) LtKuari: :: PIFF ::
(9:41:07 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks ::
(9:41:11 PM) LtLedaHarper: For a tall girl she's pretty good at blending in. Harper - not that Harper, the OTHER Harper - cautiously reaches out and plucks a run ball from the tray. "Lieutenant." Her mouth is wry as she takes a modest bite. "Am I supposed to just pop in the whole thing?"
(9:41:14 PM) DoctorTav: :: turns at the sound of snow being flattened ::
(9:41:40 PM) CdrHarper: :: pops in the whole thing :: mmmm
(9:41:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: turns at the dragon-shaped PIFF ::
(9:42:03 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: The right way to eat them is whatever way you want to! :: pops her sparkly head up to look over Leda's shoulder at the noise ::
(9:42:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Takes it with a nod, and regards it for a moment with mock suspicion. After a decade serving with the man, Jack has earned a LITTLE trust. :: Well, semper fi and all that stuff.
(9:42:58 PM) DoctorTav: :: sees nothing but wings and a Rucara head sticking out of the snow, smiles and walks over to the newly-discovered hole, looking down to Kuari. :: Why, hello.
(9:43:23 PM) LtKuari: :: pulls her face out of the hole with a wing braced against the tree, momentarily with a fluffy white beard before whipping her head and sending more snow flying ::
(9:43:34 PM) DoctorTav: (ANOTHER magic edit: Just the wings are sticking up)
(9:43:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: And after a decade, I'm guessing he enjoys it! :: Well, I guess you could say I don't feel entirely betrayed.
(9:43:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack> Oo-rah.
(9:44:32 PM) DoctorTav: :: tries to dodge the snow ::
(9:44:32 PM) CdrTKirr: I think Kuari thought she was being sneaky.
(9:45:15 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Rolls his eyes with some tired amusement as he tilts his head in the direction of the snow muted crash. :: The few, the proud.
(9:46:22 PM) LtKuari: :: ears wilt, sitting in the snow ::
(9:47:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: golfclaps for Kuari ::
(9:47:10 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: hands the tray absently to a confused crewman :: Can you hold this for a sec? Thanks! :: prances over to where Kuari is :: Great idea, Kuari, let's make snow angels! :: plops down in the snow and waves her arms back and forth in the snow ::
(9:47:30 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: in the snow in the snow in the snow ::
(9:48:11 PM) LtKuari: :: watches Wright in her dress in the snow curiously :: Snow angels?
(9:49:26 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks up at the stars ::
(9:49:27 PM) CdrHarper: :: turns to Leda :: About ready for that check-out flight, Lieutenant?
(9:49:31 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Yeah! See, look! :: stands up carefully, holding her hat onto her head with one hand and pointing at her snow angels with the other :: The shape I made in the snow. It's like a person with wings, right?
(9:50:00 PM) LtKuari: :: cocks her head over the image ::
(9:50:44 PM) LtKuari: :: finds a fresh patch of snow, her misstep forgotten, and flips over to land on her back, wings flat against the snow, then gets up and looks down at it ::
(9:51:43 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: nods to herself, pleased with her own success at making Kuari's misstep go away :: See, you don't have to use your arms like I did because you already have the wings! :: winks at Tav ::
(9:52:04 PM) DoctorTav: :: smiles at Wright and looks down at Kuari ::
(9:52:24 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Leans against the bar, sipping his nog thoughtfully as he takes in the view of the snow covered valleys below. :: You ever go tabogganing, Calahan?
(9:52:27 PM) DoctorTav: :: jumps backward and lands in a drift of snow on his back, and joins in ::
(9:53:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Cahalan!)
(9:53:21 PM) LtKuari: :: moves a little further away from camp to find more fresh snow and lies down again, this time flailing wings and tail until she's just made a huge snow circle, gets up and frowns ::
(9:53:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack> Oh, a few times, yes.
(9:54:22 PM) DoctorTav: :: gets up and looks at Kuari's work :: Well, none of the rest of us can do that.
(9:54:45 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks from the stars to the children playing in the snow ::
(9:54:47 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: flops down in the middle of Kuari's circle and makes a smaller Alexis-sized snow angel inside of it ::
(9:55:27 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: gets up and grins at Kuari :: Check it out! We made it together.
(9:55:35 PM) LtKuari: :: grins and prances around the circumference, dotting a pattern around Wright ::
(9:56:02 PM) LtKuari: :: stops and shivers violently :: Brrr. No time to grow a long coat.
(9:56:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> A floating fiery clock appears in the air, reading 2356!
(9:56:50 PM) LtKuari: :: perks her ears up, looking to the clock, and leaps out of the snow towards the bonfire ::
(9:56:58 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Whoops. Sorry.!)
(9:57:24 PM) DoctorTav: :: hangs for a moment mentally, until he realizes the clock is showing the time, NOT the year ::
(9:57:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: finds his drink as the clock turns to 2357 ::
(9:57:31 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I may have to load up this program again some time. It's making me nostalgic.
(9:58:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: also finds T'Kirr :: Three minutes!
(9:58:35 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks to Blackthorne ::
(9:58:39 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: looks at the clock and shouts to whoever is listening :: New Year Snowball Fight begins in 3 minutes! Prepare your ammunition!
(9:58:44 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: starts packing snowballs ::
(9:58:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> 2358!
(9:58:53 PM) DoctorTav: :: realizes he doesn't have a proper drink to ring in the new year and walks over to the bar :: Jack! Quick! Something! Anything!
(9:59:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack> :: pours Tav a Nog ::
(9:59:29 PM) LtKuari: :: gasps and finds some snow, drawing huge scoops towards herself and begins packing ::
(9:59:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> 2359!
(9:59:37 PM) DoctorTav: :: grabs the glass and nods to Jack :: Thank you, kind sir. Just in the nick of time.
(9:59:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Ten seconds!
(9:59:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Nine!
(9:59:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Eight!
(9:59:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Seven!
(9:59:59 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: smiles at Kuari and an expanding handful of other crewmen making snowballs ::
(9:59:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Six!
(10:00:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Five!
(10:00:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Four!
(10:00:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Three!
(10:00:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Two!
(10:00:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: One!
(10:00:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
(10:00:16 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: HAPPY NEW YEAR! :: launches a snowball at Tav's head ::
(10:00:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :toot:
(10:00:28 PM) CdrTKirr: :: winces a little as people shout and cheer ::
(10:00:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes a drink, kisses T'Kirr, and ducks a snowball ::
(10:00:51 PM) DoctorTav: :: pulls out a vuvuzela and blows it., stopping when the right side of his head is suddenly, violently, covered in snow ::
(10:01:26 PM) LtKuari: :: joins in the noise with a substantial call of her own and begins launching snowballs at people with ammo ::
(10:01:51 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: laughing, throws more snowballs at Kuari and everyone else who is simultaneously throwing snowballs at her ::
(10:01:52 PM) CdrTKirr: :: kisses back, having expected this tradition by now, and is narrowly missed by the snowball ::
(10:02:22 PM) DoctorTav: :: sees that about half of his drink is on the ground, gulps down the other half forgetting how strong Jack likes to make the drinks, throws the glass over his shoulder where no one is standing, and bends down to make a snowball from where the nog splashed down ::
(10:02:39 PM) CdrTKirr: :: finds a safe moment to grab Ian's drink and take a sip ::
(10:02:46 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Raises his glass to Jack in salute. :: Happy New Year, Jack. Better go join the others, in case the boss wants to say a few words.
(10:03:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack> Happy New Year, Doug. :: raises a glass himself ::
(10:03:49 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: ducking, squeaks as one of Kuari's monster snowballs knocks off her hat ::
(10:03:54 PM) DoctorTav: :: once his snownogball is complete, he hides it around the corner, and makes a few more, smaller balls, and begins pelting Wright with them. Then, happy with his revenge, he takes the nogball and chucks it directly at Kuari's face ::
(10:04:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: ain't about to say a few words about anything in the middle of a snowball fight, runs to cover with T'Kirr by the hand ::
(10:04:20 PM) DoctorTav: :: when she is not looking ::
(10:05:27 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: is hit with snowballs from behind and - suspecting her assailant to be Tav - flops forward melodramatically :: I'm hit! Man down! Medic!
(10:05:30 PM) LtKuari: :: distracted with her win at Wright's crown, is smacked in the face by Tav's nogball and turns her attention towards him ::
(10:06:01 PM) LtKuari: :: now smelling it, laps out her long tongue to scoop it off her face ::
(10:06:31 PM) CdrTKirr: :: follows, watching her footing in the snow and keeps up towards cover ::
(10:06:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Deftly weaves his way around a few snowballs that violate his airspace. Not his first firefight, and besides, the alcohol hasn't been in circulation long enough. He knows the ones he needs to watch for and the ones who will hesitate to aim too well at a superior officer. ::
(10:06:47 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: has had more than a few of her own rum balls while perfecting the recipe, in case anyone wasn't sure ::
(10:06:47 PM) LtKuari: Frosty nog!
(10:06:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: scoops up a snowball and finds a random target... Leda! ::
(10:07:37 PM) DoctorTav: :: packs a couple snowballs together and continues firing at Wright ::
(10:07:48 PM) CdrTKirr: :: taking a cue, reaches down and packs a snowball then presents it to Ian ::
(10:08:17 PM) LtLedaHarper: :: Leda doesn't duck. She simply fades back behind a convenient branch. There's an explosion of snow - but from an impact on her or on the overlapping pine needles isn't clear. There is a brief flash, as of her grin, and a flicker of her stooping silhouette. ::
(10:08:52 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: gets up and takes cover behind a cabin, her breath puffing quickly in the cold air, pausing briefly to lob a snowball directly at McKnight ::
(10:09:47 PM) DoctorTav: :: happy that Wright is on the run takes aim at the Admiral ::
(10:09:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Uh-oh. ::ducks down behind the half-wall he found for cover ::
(10:10:12 PM) DoctorTav: :: waits, still aiming ::
(10:10:19 PM) LtKuari: :: can't make a nogball of her own, but finds more pure snow and packs some, sending them at Tav ::
(10:10:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Frowns and throws up his hand, the palm directing just enough of the explosion of snow away from his face to save his drink, which he chugs the rest of with regret. :: Alright, butterfly catcher. Whirlwind reaping it is.
(10:11:17 PM) DoctorTav: :: feels an instant smack at the back of his head. Judging by the size he can figure out who it is. But she can wait. He waits for Blackthorne to raise his head up even the slightest bit ::
(10:12:25 PM) LtLedaHarper: :: Leda's hands are quick, dark gloves scooping and loosely packing snow until she has a handy half-dozen tucked into the crook of an arm. With long stealthy strides she works her way around the edge of the gathering, looking for a decent angle on the Colonel or the Admiral, ducking occasional fire. ::
(10:12:29 PM) LtKuari: :: is confused as to Tav's lack of response when she clearly hit him and drops to a four-legged crawl across the snow towards him ::
(10:12:46 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: darts out from behind her cover to retrieve her hat, shrieking laughter as she is pelted from multiple directions... dodging some - but not all - successfully ::
(10:12:54 PM) DoctorTav: :: holds his aim and begins running toward the wall. If his CO won't come up for air, he'll make it happen some other way. He arrives at the wall and pelts Blackthorne from directly above ::
(10:13:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Oof. :: wipes away the snow and locates his assailant as he scoops up another ball ::
(10:13:34 PM) CdrTKirr: :: notices Blackthorne is quite clearly now a target and makes more snowballs from behind the wall ::
(10:14:17 PM) DoctorTav: :: his snowsassination complete, turns his attention to the dragon, but has a different plan in mind. Seeing that she is running toward him, he now runs at her ::
(10:14:44 PM) DoctorTav: (Whoops. Snowssasination)
(10:15:20 PM) LtKuari: :: stops and hugs the ground at Tav's advance ::
(10:15:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: pops up and flings one at Tav's noggin' :
(10:16:24 PM) DoctorTav: :: has no time to change course when Kuari ducks. He is jumping at her, so flies over and feels something hit his butt. ::
(10:16:27 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: pops out with a snowball in each hand and throws them both toward Blackthorne and T'Kirr - they both miss, but one makes a direct hit on a tree above T'Kirr's head, breaking apart on impact and showering down on the Commander ::
(10:17:39 PM) CdrTKirr: :: squeals and covers her head ::
(10:18:08 PM) LtKuari: :: looks back at Tav as he lands ::
(10:18:31 PM) DoctorTav: :: rolls out of his jump-turned-fall, and adrenaline rushing gets back up and glomps Kuari, with the intent of wrestling her into the snow ::
(10:18:55 PM) LtKuari: :: is wrestled happily, going for his leg ::
(10:18:56 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: giggles madly, but while distracted takes a snowball from an unknown assailant directly in the face ::
(10:18:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Placing his glass down on the nearest table, he considers ordering marines present to form up, but Kuari helped start this, and it soon becomes apparent that Harper has betrayed him as well. :: Full out mutiny, eh? Well, marines have more than superior numbers at their disposal.
(10:18:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Rushes low to the ground, protecting his head as he makes a beeline for the nearest cabin corner, cobbling together a single snowball as he goes. This, he promptly blind fires around the corner as he continues on the way to proper cover. ::
(10:19:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack> :: ducks behind the bar, bringing the nog with him ::
(10:20:29 PM) DoctorTav: :: rolls to get on top of Kuari, and it takes all the power he has to grab a HUGE chunk of snow and drop it on her face ::
(10:20:47 PM) LtKuari: AARGHH!
(10:20:52 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: laughing and wiping the snow from her eyes, looking around, suspecting McKnight to be her attacker ::
(10:21:04 PM) LtKuari: :: spits snow and shovels a wingfull of snow at his side ::
(10:21:48 PM) DoctorTav: :: is literally blown off of Kuari just by the force ofa wingload of snow hitting him, and he finds himself on his back ::
(10:22:06 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Wright will need to make good the chase promptly, because he's bolted right past her and behind the cabin to use another of the advantages that Star Fleet does its best to maintain: superior technology. :: Computer, arch.
(10:22:11 PM) DoctorTav: :: lies there a moment, dazed ::
(10:22:17 PM) CdrTKirr: :: is distracted by a snowball flying overhead and stops, reaching over to whisper at him ::
(10:22:22 PM) DoctorTav: :: attempts to catch his breath ::
(10:23:13 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: spots a Leda-shaped shadow flitting between the trees and pelts a few small snowballs toward it, still scanning the area for McKnight ::
(10:23:35 PM) LtLedaHarper: Ack - :: Leda bobs and weaves and gets tagged in the general melee once or twice, never firing back, not until she catches a glimpse of her superior officer running hell-for-leather into cover. She wings one of her reserve after McKnight, a good hard fastball with laser-eyed aim. ::
(10:23:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hm?
(10:25:26 PM) CdrTKirr: (( Sorry that was Kuari >_< ))
(10:26:09 PM) DoctorTav: :: finally has his wits about him again, and is ready for a truce:: What?
(10:26:53 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: In spite of his crouching and evasives, takes a glancing hit to the side of the head. But once the arch comes up, he has cover, which he ducks inside and begins feverishly typing, grateful for the practice he got when he helped design Lost Harbor. First things first. He cuts off the easiest and most direct approaches to his position by loading up a
(10:27:13 PM) DoctorTav: :: cops an evil grin as he hears the plan, then nods up at her and finds new energy for the fight. He is quickly on his feet, running, chasing Kuari ::
(10:27:31 PM) LtLedaHarper: (Betting we lost the last half of that, McKnight.)
(10:27:32 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: yells :: Get in your final shots! Truce and meet at the bar in 5 minutes!
(10:27:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: couple of big honkin' snowbanks, presumbly shoveled off from the main square. That will buy him time, hopefully, for something a bit more sophisticated. Suddenly, one of the cabin windows slide open...::
(10:27:48 PM) LtLedaHarper: (Verranice.)
(10:28:20 PM) LtKuari: :: crouches at the base of a cabin, packing fresh snowballs ::
(10:28:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I don't know why I get into snowball fights with Marines.
(10:28:50 PM) DoctorTav: :: once they are at a cabin, jumps on Kuari's back ::
(10:29:35 PM) LtKuari: :: takes aim and jump-flaps powerfully upwards, catcing the edge of the roof and clambering up onto it ::
(10:29:46 PM) DoctorTav: :: is not used to the feeling of flying, but just as soon as it started they have landed on the roof :: WOAH!
(10:29:57 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: packs several snowballs and starts sneaking around the cabin, looking for McKnight, completely forgetting that her sparkly top hat is not exactly what one would call "stealthy" ::
(10:30:38 PM) DoctorTav: ( read: flying on the OUTSIDE of his chosen method of flight, such as on a dragon's back. Inside the cabin, no problem, but this is certainly new )
(10:30:44 PM) LtKuari: :: pulls out the freezing snowballs from her pouch (ouch!) as soon as possible and depositing them against the gutter, then drops down to the ground and begins packing more ::
(10:31:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Grins as he notes Wright's approach and quickly clambers through the open window. :: Sorry. Flesh wound didn't slow me enough. Computer, dismiss arch.
(10:31:35 PM) DoctorTav: :: picks up a depouched snowball and searches for the best target. Somehow, no one noticed the hop ::
(10:32:09 PM) CdrTKirr: It doesn't seem we had much of a chocie.
(10:32:12 PM) CdrTKirr: oice
(10:32:33 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Sliding the window closed, he quickly side-steps out of sight, then pulls a rug aside to discover a conveniently placed trap door! ::
(10:33:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Let's make a run for the bar. No one would dare throw anything there.
(10:33:38 PM) DoctorTav: :: takes aim and hits Wright, followed by Blackthorne, followed by T'Kirr. He knows this is the only free shot he gets from his new position. Damn, where is Leda? ::
(10:33:43 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: hears McKnight's voice around the corner and comes around just in time to see the arch vanish :: Hey! :: stands up and cries out, inadvertently making herself a tempting target :: That's cheating, McKnight!
(10:33:56 PM) LtKuari: :: takes her new snowballs and launches back up to the roof where she promptly tosses a couple at the newly-moving targets, Blackthorne and T'Kirr ::
(10:34:23 PM) LtKuari: :: after they're out of range, spots Wright and throws her last two ::
(10:35:01 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: is hit by Tav's snowball in the back of the head, shrieking as snow goes down the back of her dress - turns toward the attack and is hit square in the chest by Kuari's shots :: Oof!
(10:35:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: dives behind the bar with Jack :: Hi. :: scoops up a snowball and flings it at the easy target of Tav ::
(10:35:41 PM) CdrTKirr: :: ducks down behind the bar ::
(10:35:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack> Keep it away from the drinks!
(10:36:01 PM) LtKuari: :: sees the shot coming for Tav and shields him with a wing :: Sss... that stings.
(10:36:34 PM) LtLedaHarper: :: Leda's been missing for the last minute or two of flung-snow mayhem, but is that her up on a cabin roof, half behind a chimney? She bounces a snowball in one hand and lobs it after a fleeing ensign, holding any real fire for more interesting targets. ::
(10:37:04 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: throws the rest of her snowballs up at the roof in retaliation ::
(10:37:22 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: A minute later, McKnight emerges from the tunnel through a second trap door in a cabin on the far end of the square. Exiting out the back door, he grins more malevolently still as he finds a pile of nice, firm snowballs awaiting him. Grabbing a few, he inches around the cabin and scopes out his newly flanked targets. ::
(10:37:26 PM) LtKuari: :: flattens to the roof, taking glancing shots ::
(10:37:28 PM) DoctorTav: :: tosses the snowball from the safety found behind dragonwing and lobs it over the bar, hitting the bar a couple times in the process ::
(10:38:58 PM) DoctorTav: :: is the first to notice McKnight emerging in his extremely new position :: Wha? How? WHAT? :: looks at Kuari ::
(10:39:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes aim for Tav AGAIN, determined, arcing above the dragonwing ::
(10:39:23 PM) LtKuari: :: narrows her eyes at the crafty McKnight ::
(10:39:33 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: A sniper! A traitorous marine sniper, with the advantage of cover and elevation! Clearly, that's the greatest threat, so he takes his time, lining up the perfect shot as he waits for Kuari to emerge and take a potshot. Wait for it, wait for it...he takes his throw! ::
(10:39:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ( Oh, damn. )
(10:39:50 PM) LtJGLexyWright [] entered the room.
(10:40:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ( Well, up to you if that still works. )
(10:41:00 PM) LtJGLexyWright: (( What'd I miss? Does the battle still rage? ))
(10:42:05 PM) LtJGAlexisWright left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(10:42:25 PM) LtKuari: :: notices too late to fire first, her focusing in on McKnight causing her to present herself as a target, but at least manages to dodge his incoming shot ::
(10:42:42 PM) LtKuari: I'm out of ammo! You?
(10:43:02 PM) DoctorTav: :: realizing what has just happened and what the Colonel has done, takes a PADD out of his pocket and begins programming. Soon, there is a several-kilogram block of snow hanging above McKnight. Tav thinks a moment, and realizes that there would be an art to waiting until McKnight realizes what is above. In the meantime, he puts the PADD away, but within easy reach for the right moment, and starts forming and throwing balls at McKnight as quick
(10:43:02 PM) LtJGLexyWright is now known as LtJGAlexisWright
(10:43:20 PM) DoctorTav: quickly as possible, not really caring that they are not finding their mark. ::
(10:44:44 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: notices that nobody seems to be paying attention to her, and makes a run for the bar :: Hey, Jack! Happy New Year! Can you make a hot toddy for me, please? :: shaking snow out of her hair :: Oh, hello Admiral! Commander!
(10:45:09 PM) CdrTKirr: :: notices Wright's frosty state :: Greetings.
(10:45:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jack> I can't make anything right now. ::points up ::
(10:45:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Lieutenant.
(10:45:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (five minutes!)
(10:46:16 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Rats! Well, I've learned a valuable lesson today... never pick a snowball fight against a Marine. :: grins broadly :
(10:46:17 PM) DoctorTav: :: makes the last snowball he can from the snow on the roof and turns to Kuari :: I'm out too. Want to go elsewhere?
(10:47:22 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: shivers ::
(10:47:31 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: The success of that depends on whether the block moves with him, because he's firing on the move, lobbing one snowball, then hoping that manages to force them into a position that will leave them vulnerable from a new angle. ::
(10:48:11 PM) LtKuari: I think this position's dry, let's go.
(10:48:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: That's a good lesson to learn, but it's easier said than done.
(10:48:29 PM) DoctorTav: (Ah, it sounded like you were stationed )
(10:48:39 PM) LtKuari: :: hugging the roof at incoming fire ::
(10:49:18 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ( Well, he was as he waited for his first shot, but Tav and Kuari were back behind cover after that, so he re-deployed. )
(10:49:37 PM) LtKuari: :: drops off the roof, taking a well-aimed hit to the back halfway down :: Gah!
(10:49:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (one minute!)
(10:50:00 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: uses her PADD to make a small campfire behind the bar ::
(10:51:17 PM) DoctorTav: :: seeing that the Colonel is moving around, realizes that things are going to have to change. He takes a moment, reprogramms the PADD and sets it to hit McKnight wherever he is, but from where it starts ever increasing speed until it hits him. Seeing no better time, he activates the snowblock program ::
(10:51:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(10:51:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(10:51:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(10:51:39 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: || ::
(10:51:43 PM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(10:52:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Heh, just in time!
(10:52:05 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Paused ::
(10:52:12 PM) DoctorTav: :: pauses, watching as the snowblock suddenly goes from incredible speed to hanging in the air. :: DAMN!
(10:52:18 PM) CdrTKirr: Saved by the pause.
(10:52:43 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: That was fun! Sorry if I derailed the normal festivities. >>;
(10:53:23 PM) CdrTKirr: Actually, that's part of normal.
(10:53:41 PM) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEEEEEEEEEEET :: Attention!
(10:53:43 PM) DoctorTav: See article: What Do Horathians Breathe?
(10:53:51 PM) DoctorTav: :: AA ::
(10:54:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(10:54:31 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: AA ::
(10:54:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Lieutenant Junior Grade Alexis Wright, front and slightly askewed to the right!
(10:55:47 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: blinks and steps forward, standing at attention ::
(10:55:57 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: slightly askewed to the right ::
(10:56:16 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Sir!
(10:57:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Lieutenant, you joined, left, joined again, and came back only to become a great player and contributor? What the hell is wrong with you?!
(10:57:29 PM) CdrTKirr: Commitment issues.
(10:57:29 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: It's a talent, Sir!
(10:59:09 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: inwardly nodding at T'Kirr ::
(10:59:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Tsk. Shameful.
(10:59:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: What to do about it.
(10:59:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: T'Kirr.
(10:59:34 PM) CdrTKirr: What.
(10:59:50 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Taps his phase pistol suggestively. ::
(11:00:05 PM) CdrTKirr: :: glances at Blackthorne :: Kay.
(11:00:09 PM) CdrTKirr: :: walks away ::
(11:00:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: stares at Wright ::
(11:00:27 PM) CdrTKirr: :: comes back, hand held out ::
(11:00:27 PM) DoctorTav: :: points at the snowblock, STILL hanging in the air, paused ::
(11:00:35 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I'm prepared to do the Wright Family Atonement Dance if needed, Sir!
(11:01:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes what T'Kirr brought ::
(11:01:44 PM) CdrTKirr: :: squints :: Traditional family, yours.
(11:01:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Since this is your first offense aboard Atlantis, having waltzed right aboard as a Lt. JG, you must complete the atonement.
(11:01:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: You may atone by....
(11:02:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: opens The Jar and lifts it high ::
(11:02:24 PM) LtLedaHarper: :: wincing :: Aw no.
(11:02:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Not dancing... but eating! A bug!
(11:02:39 PM) CdrTKirr: Eat a bug.
(11:02:40 PM) DoctorTav: Eat a bug.
(11:02:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: offers her The Jar :
(11:02:50 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: glances at T'Kirr :: I'm actually just making it up as I go along, Commander, but traditions have to start somewhere.
(11:02:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Eat a bug!
(11:02:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Eat a bug!
(11:02:55 PM) LtKuari: Eat a bug!
(11:02:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Eat a bug!
(11:02:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Eat a bug!
(11:03:00 PM) DoctorTav: Eat a bug!
(11:03:00 PM) CdrTKirr: Eat a bug.
(11:03:02 PM) CdrHarper: Eat a bug!
(11:03:04 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Eat a bug!
(11:03:08 PM) DoctorTav: Eat a bug!
(11:03:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Eat a bug!
(11:03:11 PM) DoctorTav: Eat a bug!
(11:03:15 PM) CdrTKirr: Eat a bug.
(11:03:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jool from Laythe by Night!
(11:03:20 PM) DoctorTav: Eat a bug!
(11:03:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (wrong window!)
(11:03:27 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Eat a bug!
(11:03:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Eat a bug!
(11:03:32 PM) DoctorTav: Eat a bug!
(11:03:33 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: leans forward and looks distastefully into the jar, selecting a bug, and popping it into her mouth with a crunch and a wince. ::
(11:03:34 PM) CdrHarper: Eat a bug!
(11:03:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: cheers! ::
(11:04:00 PM) DoctorTav: :: cheers ""
(11:04:01 PM) DoctorTav: ::
(11:04:10 PM) CdrTKirr: :: golf claps ::
(11:04:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: T'Kirr, The Box, please. :: hand out ::
(11:04:29 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: really hopes there is a mint in that box ::
(11:04:31 PM) CdrTKirr: :: reaches behind her and passes it to his hand ::
(11:05:10 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Nods in stoic approval ::
(11:05:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: withdraws a full pip, its point gleamingly sharp ::
(11:05:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Snap to, lieutenant!
(11:06:16 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: snaps to, staring straight forward :: Sir!
(11:06:48 PM) DoctorTav: :: recognizes that look of disgust still on Wright's face. Yup. She still tastes it. ::
(11:07:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: removes the half pip from her collar and jams the full one in its place, drawing blood :: By the power vested in me by some damned fool, I hereby promote you to the rank of Lieutenant on the USS Atlantis and in Starfleet! May Bob have mercy on your vole.
(11:07:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Congratulations on your promotion and sorry about your luck!
(11:08:22 PM) CdrTKirr: :: still golf-clapping ::
(11:08:31 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: flushed with pride :: My vole and I thank you, Sir!
(11:08:49 PM) DoctorTav: :: cheers, jumping up and down ::
(11:08:49 PM) LtJGAlexisWright is now known as LtAlexisWright
(11:09:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smiles and claps ::
(11:09:41 PM) LtKuari: :: shouts and glomps LtWright ::
(11:09:53 PM) LtAlexisWright: Thanks, everyone! :: giddy ::
(11:10:00 PM) CdrHarper: : cheers! ::
(11:11:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Everyone here's eaten the bug. We need more n00bs.
(11:11:19 PM) LtAlexisWright: :: points to Leda
(11:11:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: She ate one!
(11:11:49 PM) LtAlexisWright: I have holes in my brain apparently!
(11:12:06 PM) LtLedaHarper: What.
(11:12:14 PM) LtLedaHarper: Totally ate the bug.
(11:14:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Thanks for a great 2012 everyone, and here's to 2013!
(11:14:33 PM) DoctorTav: :: pulls ou the PADD and looks something up, you know, the stuff for which he actually carries the PADD :: Lieutenant Wright, my records don't indicate that you have a vole. All pets are to be catalogued by Medical aboard Atlantis.
(11:14:36 PM) LtAlexisWright: :: excited :: Made my night, y'all. Thank you. And hear hear!
(11:14:55 PM) LtAlexisWright: It's my totem animal, Tav. Spirit vole.
(11:15:00 PM) CdrTKirr: Fun party. ^_^ Next week, we'll work to finish the Vrissk plot.
(11:15:34 PM) DoctorTav: :: puts the PADD away, thinks and nods. :: Ah. Very good. Well, congratulations to you and your vole! :: gives Wright a big hug ::
(11:16:17 PM) LtAlexisWright: Also the bio is written for our ship's counselor, so I believe I'm ready to introduce her when the moment calls for it.
(11:16:28 PM) DoctorTav: Woot!
(11:16:45 PM) LtAlexisWright: She is, in fact, Andorian. ^_^
(11:16:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Excellent!
(11:17:20 PM) CdrTKirr: Glad to hear it, and meet her
(11:18:37 PM) CdrTKirr: Good night, until next week. =)
(11:18:45 PM) DoctorTav: Good night, everyone
(11:19:19 PM) DoctorTav left the room.
(11:19:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Good night all!
(11:19:26 PM) LtAlexisWright: Good night! :D My birthday is next Tuesday, so I'll magically be a year older next week, but probably no more mature.
(11:19:34 PM) LtAlexisWright: <3
(11:19:37 PM) LtAlexisWright left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(11:20:22 PM) CdrTKirr: Hah