Conversation with #ussatlantis at Wed Feb 20 20:58:45 2013 on VAdmBlackthorne@packetstorm.va.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
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(20:59:30) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@v-30-997-94-44.hsd7.vt.comcast.net] entered the room.
(20:59:40) VAdmBlackthorne: Hello@
(20:59:41) VAdmBlackthorne: !
(20:59:46) ColDougMcKnight: Hoy.
(21:01:44) LtAlexisWright [Mibbit@w-11-876-382-46.hsd1.wa.comcast.net] entered the room.
(21:02:06) LtAlexisWright: hay
(21:02:20) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(21:02:21) ColDougMcKnight: Hey.
(21:02:48) DoctorTav [Bryan@90-43-96-75.res.bhn.net] entered the room.
(21:03:11) DoctorTav: Good evening, everyone
(21:03:16) VAdmBlackthorne: Evening
(21:06:33) DoctorTav: Well, I turned in my job in the Town Car. Means I should be available to sim from now on
(21:06:59) CdrTKirr [TKirr@90-43-96-75.res.bhn.net] entered the room.
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(21:07:25) CdrTKirr: There we go. Georgia server down maybe...?
(21:07:36) DoctorTav: Yay for Virginia.
(21:08:11) LtAlexisWright: On the wrong coast, all of you.
(21:08:43) CdrTKirr: Yeah =/
(21:08:46) VAdmBlackthorne: We're on the right coast.
(21:08:49) VAdmBlackthorne: You're on the left coast.
(21:09:05) DoctorTav: Long as we're not on the Ivory Coast o.O
(21:09:11) CdrTKirr: Can I just say, Siri is awesome =D
(21:09:26) LtAlexisWright: Only if you're looking at the map in the normal orientation.
(21:09:30) VAdmBlackthorne: Siri couldn't find her way out of a paper bag.
(21:09:55) CdrTKirr: Well obviously you can't ask her anything, you just gotta speak her language, which is pretty limted, I know that. >_>
(21:09:59) DoctorTav: She has yet to open the pod bay doors.
(21:10:13) VAdmBlackthorne: Stupidest thing I've seen Apple do in a while, ditching google maps.
(21:10:46) LtAlexisWright: :: lovingly caresses her Galaxy S III ::
(21:11:37) CdrTKirr: I can at least play a song by name which is more than I could with stupid "voice control"
(21:11:58) CdrTKirr: I mean hey when you're without and you get it, you're grateful
(21:12:10) VAdmBlackthorne: My ipod is a better music player than my phone, granted.
(21:12:13) CdrTKirr: And yeah Apple sure has its pride
(21:12:37) VAdmBlackthorne: But Samsung and Moto just make better phones.
(21:12:48) LtAlexisWright: I don't use my phone for music because I'm too busy listening to NPR on my left coast.
(21:12:59) VAdmBlackthorne: And goddamn, the whole, iPhone 5 is bigger! with a screensize from 3 years ago
(21:13:23) CdrTKirr: Well I certainly wouldn't want bigger
(21:13:35) DoctorTav: There are ads up here about how skydiving algebra teachers listen to NPR. My question is, why are they skydiving while performing algebra?
(21:13:38) VAdmBlackthorne: I do. Getting a Note 2
(21:13:48) VAdmBlackthorne: Phablet.
(21:14:01) LtAlexisWright: I thought the S3 might be too big, but it's so slim it still fits in my pocket.
(21:14:04) CdrTKirr: Well yeah if I wanted a bigger screen I'd get a tablet, but I want a phone
(21:14:09) VAdmBlackthorne: My point was that their advertising was ridiculous for it.
(21:14:16) VAdmBlackthorne: Like the screen size was something no one else didn't do 3 years ago.
(21:14:39) CdrTKirr: Well I'm happy to be lag free for the first time in two years
(21:14:40) VAdmBlackthorne: (I type this from my Macbook pro, but use an android phone. I'm odd.)
(21:15:18) VAdmBlackthorne: It's just so noticeable when Apple does something retarded because they generally don't.
(21:15:23) ColDougMcKnight: I actually just got my very first Apple product today, oddly.
(21:15:26) LtAlexisWright: I find that I automatically have an opinion about people who use Apple products
(21:15:40) ColDougMcKnight: The upgrade was 99 cents. That trumps...anything, really.
(21:15:45) LtAlexisWright: and it's not a positive one. I'm AppleRacist.
(21:15:46) CdrTKirr: Hehe
(21:15:50) VAdmBlackthorne: But advertising a feature as some breakthrough that your competitors had years before you as some new thing is just ridiculous.
(21:16:02) VAdmBlackthorne: I find that I have an opinion about people who have opinions about people who use Apple products.
(21:16:22) CdrTKirr: I took it to be new for iPhone, not new on the market
(21:16:35) VAdmBlackthorne: It's Apple. NotMadeByUs = doesn't exist
(21:16:56) CdrTKirr: Anyway, we could talk all night about which phones are better, or we could sim.
(21:17:17) LtAlexisWright: Why would you want those other brands? They are so GAUCHE. Buy Hipster - Buy Apple.
(21:18:05) DoctorTav: I like both Apple and everything else.
(21:18:16) LtAlexisWright: (Mostly I just wanted to say GAUCHE.)
(21:18:17) VAdmBlackthorne: OS X is by far the better operating system, and the build quality on the laptops does justify the extra cost. It's like a Mercedes vs. a Honda. Sure, you can rice out the Honda and put spoilers on it, but it's still a shitty 4-cylinder.
(21:18:52) DoctorTav: He said rice out
(21:18:53) LtAlexisWright: That is the correct reason to choose an Apple product. >>;
(21:19:06) DoctorTav: :: AA ::
(21:19:07) VAdmBlackthorne: I fix windows all day :V
(21:19:22) LtAlexisWright: I'm serious, that's the correct reason.
(21:19:24) VAdmBlackthorne: Last thing I want to see when not at work is windows.
(21:20:05) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty.
(21:20:29) VAdmBlackthorne: :: produces the Ancient Whistle of Earsplitting Doom +12 :: TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!
(21:20:30) DoctorTav: :: starts stuffing cotton and other things in his ears ::
(21:21:01) LtAlexisWright: Don't put knives in your ears. It's unwise.
(21:21:03) LtAlexisWright: :: AA ::
(21:21:22) DoctorTav: :: passes away. Fortunately, a medic team has been standing by with a defibrillator. They come in, do what must happen to get Tav to AA ::
(21:21:37) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(21:22:13) CdrTKirr has changed the topic to: The Away Team (after a month-long journey), led by Stho'Ka and her digital companion, makes it to the Vrissk village where the Chieftain awaits.
(21:22:27) SthoKa [TKirr@90-43-96-75.res.bhn.net] entered the room.
(21:22:30) ChieftainThossk [Mibbit@lnym-73-158-179-06.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net] entered the room.
(21:23:02) CdrTKirr: Questions?
(21:24:06) CdrTKirr: BEGIN SIM
(21:24:07) CdrTKirr: BEGIN SIM
(21:24:07) CdrTKirr: BEGIN SIM
(21:24:57) LtAlexisWright: :: Being Reth ::
(21:25:26) SthoKa: :: leads the way, and despite the long journey, strides purposefully towards the village center ::
(21:25:37) ChieftainThossk: :: standing in the village, watching the approaching party ::
(21:25:38) LtAlexisWright: Reth> :: follows, with caution ::
(21:25:50) ChieftainThossk: :: would be leaning on his trusty spear if he could pick it up ::
(21:25:59) VAdmBlackthorne: :: watching intently from the holodeck ::
(21:26:31) ColDougMcKnight: ::Hops out of the now low hovering shuttle, landing in a slight crouch and moving briskly forward, rifle ready but not pointed at anything.:: Perimeter around the Commander! Sanders, Phillips, stay onboard and provide cover if needed!
(21:27:16) ChieftainThossk: :: looks at the shuttle in awe ::
(21:27:54) CdrTKirr: :: looks from side to side as they walk, past the hustling marines, looking for any changes from the last time they were here, any signs of life or movement ::
(21:31:00) ChieftainThossk: :: raises his clawed hand in greeting ::
(21:34:31) ColDougMcKnight: ::Breathes a little easier as he hears the low hum behind him, signaling that the shuttle has lifted back to a higher altitude. From there, the 2 man fire team should have more than adequate field of view to cover them long enough for the transporters to whisk them away. ::
(21:35:41) SthoKa: :: keeps turning her head to the side to look behind her, finding she keeps moving partly just to keep distance from the forming perimeter of men with weapons ::
(21:37:35) SthoKa: :: despite her fear, she's familiar with their hunter ways and understands they're only moving defensively ::
(21:38:55) LtAlexisWright: Reth> :: watches SthoKa closely and mimics her as much as possible ::
(21:40:09) SthoKa: :: calls out a formal alert as she approaches the Chieftain, even though she knows he's already watching, and slows at a respectable distance. She had been worried she wouldn't see the Chieftain, but is happy he is visible enough now to be recognized ::
(21:41:26) ChieftainThossk: :: answers with the customary call ::
(21:42:58) SthoKa: :: drops to a crouch and lowers her head, panting needlessly with a hand to the ground :: My Chieftain, it is good to see you at last. I bring visitors who wish to help our people.
(21:43:21) LtAlexisWright: Reth> :: follows suit ::
(21:44:03) ChieftainThossk: Help? How can they help the Vrissk now? We are lost.
(21:44:15) CdrTKirr: :: watches Stho'Ka and Reth, but remains standing and looks to Thossk ::
(21:45:02) SthoKa: :: looks up :: I do not know, but they claim to have chased away those that burned our sky and our lands!
(21:45:42) ChieftainThossk: How do we know they are not the ones that did this to us?
(21:46:39) LtAlexisWright: Reth> :: turns to T'Kirr :: It is true, Chieftain. This one will say.
(21:47:49) CdrTKirr: :: takes a step forward :: As you said, you are lost. You have nothing we could take, yet we have risked your aggression towards us to show ourselves to you, to offer our assistance. If we were the cause of your destruction, why would we be here lying to you?
(21:47:58) LtLedaHarper [Talaith@27-513-103-634.hlrn.qwest.net] entered the room.
(21:48:06) VAdmBlackthorne: (Leda!!)
(21:48:59) ChieftainThossk: :: looks at Reth with suspicion :: You are not of my tribe.
(21:49:02) CdrTKirr: (( Welcome Leda, we're talking to lizard ghosties ))
(21:50:12) LtLedaHarper: (listening in. ghosties, ooooo)
(21:50:50) ChieftainThossk: :: then looks back at T'Kirr and considers her words :: Perhaps you seek to further humiliate us. You seem to have power beyond our comprehension, magic, perhaps. With this, you could have caused what befell our people.
(21:51:58) LtAlexisWright: Reth>
(21:52:15) ColDougMcKnight: Ma'am, may I?
(21:52:15) LtAlexisWright: Reth> :: lowers head in submission to the Chieftain's words ::
(21:52:42) CdrTKirr: :: turns her head towards McKnight and nods slightly ::
(21:54:05) ColDougMcKnight: :: Steps forward. :: My name is McKnight. I have no idea if you can even pronounce that, but it doesn't matter. Where I come from, we have clans, not tribes, but even so, I lead our warriors. You understand that?
(21:54:19) ChieftainThossk: You are a leader of warriors. Yes.
(21:55:27) SthoKa: :: angles her head to get a better look at McKnight at his latest words ::
(21:55:44) ColDougMcKnight: :: Nods :: And your people have given me cause to bring the power you see to bear.
(21:56:25) ColDougMcKnight: :: Points to SthoKa :: That one attacked our people. Tried to kill them. Caused me personally grievous injury. You know what I, as a leader of warriors, would be inclined to do in response.
(21:57:13) ChieftainThossk: :: swells with pride, which is probably imperceptible to a non-Vrissk :: Yes.
(21:57:28) SthoKa: :: says nothing, understanding McKnight's perspective ::
(22:01:22) ColDougMcKnight: Well, I'll be honest. It's tempting. Fortunately, for us, there's no honor in attacking an enemy you know you could crush without contest. And more importantly, despite the provication you've given us, you're not our enemies. Not yet. We want to help. And that's the truth. If you can come up with a better explanation for why we're acting as we are,
(22:01:52) ColDougMcKnight: let's hear it. If not, then you have a choice. Let us help, or tell us to go, and we'll do it. It's that simple.
(22:02:08) ColDougMcKnight: (provocation)
(22:02:43) ChieftainThossk: :: considers for a moment, then looks to Stho'Ka :: You believe them?
(22:05:31) SthoKa: :: turns her head back towards her chieftain, bowing her head for a moment before speaking :: I do. They speak of strength through alliance, just as our ancestors have done with other tribes. They wish to prove their strength in helping us, so that we may later prove ours to them. I see only one choice, but I have made it yours to decide. :: bows her head again ::
(22:06:33) ChieftainThossk: :: knows Stho'Ka to be hard to fool, and considers for a moment longer as he looks at the visitors ::
(22:07:09) CdrTKirr: :: stands calmly facing Thossk, waiting ::
(22:08:25) LtAlexisWright: :: to Blackthorne :: Sir, would you like me to dispel the Reth illusion as part of this, or would it be simpler just to leave it?
(22:09:10) VAdmBlackthorne: Leave it for now. Once we're all friends you can reveal yourself.
(22:09:23) ChieftainThossk: You are correct, sister, there is only one choice. :: looks to T'Kirr and McKnight, but never got T'Kirr's name:: MacNait. The Vrissk will accept your help. But I am still doubtful that anything can be done for us.
(22:10:55) ColDougMcKnight: We've got a lot more than just warriors at our disposal. Maybe we'll surprise you. We're certainly going to do our best. All our power will be brought to bear.
(22:11:34) CdrTKirr: We can't promise we can help, but we will try. All we ask of you now is your cooperation. :: gestures to McKnight :: While we have strong warriors, we have equally as strong scientists. Healers, if you will. If you will allow us to study you in peace, we can give you a better answer in time.
(22:11:43) LtAlexisWright: (( If you could show us to your bear, we will bring all of our power to it. ))
(22:12:09) ChieftainThossk: As you wish. Things can hardly get any worse for us.
(22:12:28) ChieftainThossk: :: idly wonders where the Shaman ended up, damn shamans never heal ::
(22:13:43) CdrTKirr: :: looks to Tav :: They're all yours, doctor.
(22:16:45) CdrTKirr: :: turns to McKnight :: I recommend we set up camp just outside the village, with a team around the perimeter. Do you agree?
(22:17:48) ColDougMcKnight: For now, yes.
(22:18:10) DoctorTav: :: nods and pulls his tricorder out once again to see what new information has been picked up by the probe if any, and to see if his tricorder is able to make heads or tails of these people and their situation :: Thank you, Commander. :: turns to the Chieftain :: With your permission, I would like to use this healing device on you. It may be able to divinate what has happened to you, and how we may be able to return you to your normal state.
(22:19:03) ColDougMcKnight: :: Looks to the Chieftain. :: Did your people dig at all? For shelter, or storage? If anything of yours was shielded from the fire, even in the slightest, our healers should take a look there as well.
(22:19:15) CdrTKirr: :: gets to her feet and moves towards the Chieftain, eyeing Tav warily ::
(22:19:20) CdrTKirr: (( Stho'Ka ))
(22:19:27) ChieftainThossk: (( feral Vulcan ))
(22:20:26) ChieftainThossk: :: nods to Tav :: As you wish. :: to McKnight :: We did store some food in a cave a bit farther up the mountain.
(22:23:00) ChieftainThossk: :: looks to Reth :: And what of you?
(22:23:07) LtAlexisWright: Er.. What do you want me to do with Reth?
(22:24:25) LtAlexisWright: I don't want them to stop trusting us at this point, but we've got to do something, Admiral.
(22:24:28) VAdmBlackthorne: Tell the truth.
(22:24:40) VAdmBlackthorne: I think it will go further than continuing the deception.
(22:25:17) LtAlexisWright: :: nods :: Can you replace the projected image from Reth's to my own at my signal?
(22:26:02) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> Compared to what we've been doing so far, that would be more or less effortless.
(22:28:18) ChieftainThossk: :: eyes the strange Vrissk ::
(22:28:26) LtAlexisWright: Reth> :: looks at the SthoKa, and then at the Chieftain :: That is something I wish to explain. You see, as McKnight explained, SthoKa attacked the first group that came here - she had no way of knowing they were not hostile. It was decided that perhaps it would be easier to make contact with one more like you.
(22:28:30) DoctorTav: :: slowly opens the tricorder and begins scanning Thossk, then Stho'Ka, and then Reth so that the others don't catch on about her. For several minutes, he is unable to see anything when he scans the Vrissk. He swipes the tricorder by the three of them, not noticing anything, until on one pass over Stho'Ka he sees a slight bump in the Sigma band around where she appears to be. It is ever so slight. He makes an adjustment to the Tricorder, then
(22:29:11) DoctorTav: touches his Communicator :: +Holodeck+ Tav to Quinn
(22:29:54) LtAlexisWright: Reth> And so it was decided that an illusion would be sent to meet with a Vrissk, learn the tongue, and try to show Vrissk that the visitors were not hostile.
(22:29:59) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> +Tav+ Quinn, here.
(22:30:38) DoctorTav: +Quinn+ Increase the probe's readings of the 500 kHz frequencies of the Sigma energy band. I may have something useful.
(22:31:07) ChieftainThossk: An illusion? You are not real?
(22:31:16) LtAlexisWright: Reth> :: to SthoKa :: I'm afraid I misled you, SthoKa. This form is an illusion, to help us make contact with you.
(22:31:22) SthoKa: :: eyes Reth with a new wariness ::
(22:31:41) SthoKa: You have not been truthful?
(22:32:01) LtAlexisWright: Reth> I am very real, Chieftain, but I am not Vrissk. Allow me to show you my true face and offer my friendship anew.
(22:32:10) LtAlexisWright: :: gestures at Quinn ::
(22:32:23) ChieftainThossk: :: narrows his eyes :: Show yourself.
(22:33:20) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Switches off the illusion, broadcasting an image of Wright before he begins making the adjustments Tav requested. ::
(22:34:12) ColDougMcKnight: McKnight> :: Tightens his grip on his rifle, knowing he doesn't need to tell any of his marines to be ready, just in case. ::
(22:34:56) ChieftainThossk: :: tries not to frown at the soft, squishy thing that takes Reth's place ::
(22:34:58) LtAlexisWright: :: holds her hands palms up in a gesture of peace :: This is my true face, and this is my true voice. It was necessary to be as one of you in the beginning so we could make contact. I am truly sorry for the deception, but please understand that it was for the sake of peace.
(22:35:04) SthoKa: :: jumps back, even though she has been amazed by many things this day, finds this particular surprise to be especially unsettling ::
(22:35:37) ChieftainThossk: :: idly wonders if all of these things, while obviously powerful, are so ugly ::
(22:36:20) ChieftainThossk: :: speaks after a moment :: I can understand why this was done, given our first meeting.
(22:36:34) CdrTKirr: She is still the friend you made, Stho'Ka, but only a different appearance, merely showing one you would understand.
(22:36:42) LtAlexisWright: SthoKa, I know I lied to you - but would you have ever spoken to any of us if we'd approached in any other way? I'm truly sorry, but we did not know what else to do.
(22:37:42) LtAlexisWright: It is better to say true now that we have all met than to continue to deceive.
(22:37:50) DoctorTav: :: As Quinn adjusts the probe's sensors, the slight bump becomes a spike. :: I think I have something here. :: Tav walks around Chieftain Thossk, but not so far as to be out of sight, only enough to get a shape of this electromagnetic radiation. It isn't quite the shape of what his eyes see before him, but it is close enough, and fits well within the shape of the Vrissk Chieftain. Tav thinks a moment before closing his Tricorder. ::
(22:38:12) SthoKa: :: shakes her head :: I don't understand such cowardly methods, hiding behind deception. But I do understand why. We are fierce and were powerful once. You fear harm from us.
(22:39:02) ChieftainThossk: You must understand. Deception in our tribe is not done. It is an act of a coward, afraid to stand behind their actions or words.
(22:39:09) LtAlexisWright: Yes. I was actually here on Vrissk with McKnight when you attacked. You harmed him greatly and are very powerful.
(22:39:53) SthoKa: I have learned many things this day. There are ways of showing strength I have never considered. And I have learned that your souls seem the same even though you appear soft and small.
(22:40:32) SthoKa: (( I actually attacked Leda, another got McKnight ))
(22:40:35) LtAlexisWright: :: thinks for a moment, and then nods :: I understand. But consider that this was deception due to necessity rather than cowardice, and all of the words and actions that came from Reth truly came from me and I will stand behind them always.
(22:41:59) ChieftainThossk: :: nods :: That is acceptable.
(22:44:07) LtAlexisWright: I am not a warrior, but one who works with the Healers. T'Kirr is my Commander. :: gestures to T'Kirr ::
(22:44:19) ChieftainThossk: Tuhkeer.
(22:44:46) CdrTKirr: It is settled, then. As long as we are at peace, we will continue to search for a way to help you. I will call on you, Chieftain Thossk, if we find a way, or we need further cooperation from you. You can ask for me if you need anything from us.
(22:45:05) ChieftainThossk: Agreed, Commander Tuhkeer.
(22:45:35) LtAlexisWright: :: to SthoKa :: My true name is Wright, if you wish to call me by it.
(22:45:55) SthoKa: Reth... Rite...
(22:46:02) ChieftainThossk: Rait.
(22:46:42) LtAlexisWright: :: nods :: Yes. It is my honor to meet you as myself.
(22:47:22) ColDougMcKnight: I will stay down here for a time, as will my warriors. We look forward to showing our good will in action, but I suspect you wouldn't respect us entirely if we didn't remain on guard.
(22:47:35) DoctorTav: :: after thinking some more, reopens his Tricorder to take another look at the Vrissk. :: If I didn't know better, I would think I was looking at a... :: continues scanning ::
(22:47:57) ChieftainThossk: :: to Stho'Ka :: Be at ease, sister. With all of this power, they obviously went to a lot of effort to try to communicate with us, when they obviously could have just left.
(22:48:04) LtAlexisWright: :: if she had cat ears, they would be perking toward Tav ::
(22:48:42) SthoKa: :: turns her head to Thossk :: It seems an honor, actually, when we are in such a humbled state.
(22:48:43) ChieftainThossk: :: to McKnight :: Of course. If I could find my warriors, I would have them meet with yours.
(22:49:33) ColDougMcKnight: If we succeed, that may still be possible.
(22:49:52) ChieftainThossk: :: nods :: We shall see.
(22:50:03) VAdmBlackthorne: Lieutenant...
(22:50:32) LtAlexisWright: :: in the holodeck, looks at the Admiral ::
(22:50:39) VAdmBlackthorne: While we may be able to fix the Vrissk, we can't fix this planet. Any leads on a potential place to transplant them to?
(22:50:57) VAdmBlackthorne: I don't think it can support them anymore in this state.
(22:51:13) CdrTKirr: :: to McKnight :: I leave the team at your command until I return. I'll return to Atlantis to confer with Blackthorne.
(22:51:33) LtAlexisWright: I'll need to get out of here and get back to the lab. Let me extricate myself.
(22:51:53) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: I'll be in the ready room. As you heard, the Commander is on her way back.
(22:51:56) ColDougMcKnight: I'd like to bring down another squad as well.
(22:51:57) DoctorTav: :: closes his Tricorder :: Commander, if it's okay, I would like to return to Atlantis as well. I have some theories to work on.
(22:52:45) ColDougMcKnight: :: Looks to the Chieftain :: So that we can free up warriors to help with the search. Our people don't easily abide useless idleness.
(22:52:50) LtAlexisWright: :: to the Vrissk :: I will go with T'Kirr to search for a way to help you. If you need to speak with me, McKnight can reach me. Just ask for Wright. Yes?
(22:53:16) ChieftainThossk: In that, we have something in common.
(22:53:17) CdrTKirr: Go ahead, Colonel.
(22:54:04) LtAlexisWright: :: heads toward the shuttle with the others, not wanting to reveal the whole hologram illusion at this point ::
(22:54:12) CdrTKirr: :: to Tav :: If you need to return with a team, make sure you check in with McKnight. I don't want anyone beaming down in the middle of Vrissk who are unfamiliar with us.
(22:54:58) CdrTKirr: (( five minutes ))
(22:55:17) ColDougMcKnight: + Security + O'Grady, call up the next squad on the rotation. Have them beam directly down to my location.
(22:55:18) DoctorTav: Of course, Commander. If I am correct, I am hoping I will need to fairly soon.
(22:56:40) ColDougMcKnight: My warriors will be appearing as if from thin air. It's just how we get around. Is that acceptable, chieftain?
(22:57:02) VAdmBlackthorne: ::: heads out and into the TL :: Bridge.
(22:58:04) ChieftainThossk: Of course, why shouldn't it be that beings of such power can vanish into thin air?
(22:59:16) ColDougMcKnight: Fair enough.
(22:59:25) SthoKa: Chieftain, shall I lead them to the food storage cave?
(22:59:38) ChieftainThossk: Yes. It does little good to us now.
(22:59:56) CdrTKirr: PAUSE SIM
(22:59:57) CdrTKirr: PAUSE SIM
(22:59:57) CdrTKirr: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:11) DoctorTav: :: pauses, interestingly, mid-transport ::
(23:00:30) CdrTKirr: Hm, caught in the buffer for a week, ouch.
(23:00:31) ChieftainThossk: :: paused ::
(23:00:49) DoctorTav: Better than 74 years
(23:00:52) LtAlexisWright: :: || ::
(23:02:21) CdrTKirr: Great sim, was fun and everyone could participate.
(23:02:26) CdrTKirr: Progress omg
(23:02:26) VAdmBlackthorne: Great sim, folks!
(23:02:37) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes, great to get moving again after a month.
(23:02:50) CdrTKirr: sim vacation lol
(23:03:21) CdrTKirr: If anyone feels inspired to jot out a highlight at this point, I'd love to read it, or more if so motivated.
(23:03:39) DoctorTav: Man, if that's a vacation from Sim, please let me never, ever miss another one ever.
(23:04:08) CdrTKirr: Trying to work out what you mean by that, you saying the vacation sucked?
(23:04:31) DoctorTav: You might say that. I was unable to be at Sim each week because of work.
(23:04:44) CdrTKirr: Yeah I know. I was really looking forward to this meeting of theirs though
(23:05:16) CdrTKirr: Jason did Tav send you the LCARS link?
(23:05:23) DoctorTav: Not yet
(23:05:27) CdrTKirr: It's cooool
(23:05:37) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh?
(23:05:44) CdrTKirr: Except like a noob I can't figure out how to download
(23:06:08) CdrTKirr: lcars.org.uk
(23:07:11) DoctorTav: Here we go. MSDs from several ships
(23:07:12) DoctorTav: http://www.lcars.org.uk/msd.htm
(23:08:25) VAdmBlackthorne: Neat!
(23:08:56) CdrTKirr: Best screensaver evar.
(23:12:06) VAdmBlackthorne: That's pretty fun.
(23:12:24) VAdmBlackthorne: It'd be nice to edit the Enterprise-E into the Atlantis-D :V
(23:12:34) CdrTKirr: Heh yeah
(23:15:28) DoctorTav: And I see we are all LCARSing out
(23:15:39) VAdmBlackthorne: Yeah, that got us quiet
(23:18:34) ColDougMcKnight left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(23:18:36) CdrTKirr: lol
(23:19:01) CdrTKirr: Bleh, well I've got a doctor appt, so, sleep.
(23:19:09) VAdmBlackthorne: G'night all!
(23:19:16) LtAlexisWright: g'night everypony!
(23:19:20) LtAlexisWright left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(23:19:25) DoctorTav: Good night!
(23:19:27) DoctorTav left the room.
(23:19:32) CdrTKirr: Night =)
(23:19:38) SthoKa left the room.
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(23:20:03) CdrTKirr left the room.