Conversation with #ussatlantis at Wed Feb 19 20:59:06 2014 on (irc)

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(20:59:06) ChanServ has changed the topic to: Okay, then! We've received the formal go ahead from the Telthis folks to send over the first wave of R&R seekers. You remember who you are, though I remember Miraak had offered an official tour to Blackthorne and entourage while we await the arrival of other, potentially less pleasant parties. So kick back, find a drink, and enjoy the view.
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(20:59:33) LtAlexisWright [] entered the room.
(20:59:44) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(20:59:48) LtAlexisWright: hi
(20:59:57) LtAlexisWright: Mibbit is all like "How do I loaded"
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(21:00:20) VAdmBlackthorne: Evening
(21:00:41) CdrTKirr: Hello.
(21:00:49) LtAlexisWright: So I'm using Pidgin and I never did fix whatever was happening with Pidgin that made me randomly drop and reconnect constantly
(21:01:12) LtAlexisWright: Just fyi
(21:01:43) LtAlexisWright is now known as LtWright
(21:02:47) DoctorTav [] entered the room.
(21:02:50) LtWright: Also if anyone else we're expecting is using Mibbit they might have an issue because it really wasn't working.
(21:02:50) CdrTKirr: watching TV and probabl...there he is.
(21:02:55) DoctorTav: Ahoy!
(21:03:14) DoctorTav: Yeah. Just got into House of Cards today. Boo for being sick
(21:03:23) CdrTKirr: That old server that doesn't work anymore, maybe?
(21:03:24) VAdmBlackthorne: I'm sick too
(21:03:32) LtWright: I used it last week
(21:03:32) CdrTKirr: Aww I'm sorry.
(21:03:37) CdrTKirr: Which server
(21:03:40) LtWright: /chickensoup
(21:03:57) LtWright: Iono, whichever one the web form is configured to connect to?
(21:04:02) CdrTKirr: Mm.
(21:04:36) CdrTKirr: Dunno what I'm talking about then. =D And I just dropped my book...
(21:05:41) LtWright: Is that like dropping a single?
(21:06:13) LtWright: Or perhaps dropping the beat?
(21:06:45) LtWright: Why am I still wearing real clothes? brb.
(21:08:27) CdrTKirr: Guys, Wright's about to get naked. She said it, not me.
(21:08:52) LtWright: Well yeah, but then get un-naked again.
(21:09:10) DoctorTav: All while sitting at the keyboard. Now that's kinky.
(21:09:12) CdrTKirr: But that's not as interesting.
(21:09:31) LtWright: Street clothes including jeans, a belt, a bra, etc. are not acceptable sim attire, dammit.
(21:09:38) LtWright: Pajamas are where it's at.
(21:10:19) LtWright: WHO'S WITH ME
(21:11:22) CdrTKirr: I want TARDIS pajamas. =/
(21:11:39) LtWright: pajamas in which you can time travel?
(21:11:42) CdrTKirr: Just the bottoms. All flying boxes print.
(21:11:44) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(21:11:51) CdrTKirr: Blue ones.
(21:11:54) CdrTKirr: Hi, Mike
(21:12:12) LtWright: Ahoy, Colonel
(21:12:13) VAdmBlackthorne: Evening
(21:12:27) ColDougMcKnight: Hey guys, sorry. I was trying to get in a nap before game. Didn't sleep too well last night. Alarm didn't do the job at first.
(21:12:46) LtWright: I hear you.
(21:12:48) DoctorTav: I know that feeling
(21:12:50) CdrTKirr: Well you gotta play an alarm that's louder then Enya
(21:13:28) ColDougMcKnight: My alarm is the Imperial March, thank you very much.
(21:13:31) LtWright: My alarm is the pirate virus from Archer, it's extremely fricking annoying. Sometimes I sleep through it anyway.
(21:13:55) ColDougMcKnight: ...or Adele. But Rachel set that one up, and I've been too lazy to change it.
(21:14:30) VAdmBlackthorne: Mine's the Black Mages playing the Decisive Battle theme from FF6
(21:15:12) CdrTKirr: Hm, gotta remind myself on that one went
(21:15:13) ColDougMcKnight: One more early morning tomorrow, then I can sleep in for the next two days.
(21:15:22) DoctorTav: Mine is my iPhone, waking me up at what it thinks is just the right moment, over a 45 minute process
(21:15:25) LtWright: If you're not familiar with the Pirate Virus from Archer, listen and tell me that is not an extremely annoying alarm sound:
(21:15:42) ColDougMcKnight: And I will always maintain that even though it gets kind of weird as it goes on, FFIX was under-rated.
(21:15:49) LtWright: And I have to do MATH to turn it off. MATH.
(21:15:54) VAdmBlackthorne: Never finished it, unfortunately
(21:16:06) VAdmBlackthorne: I should go back and do so someday, once my pile of shame is smaller
(21:16:22) ColDougMcKnight: And that virus is too awesome.
(21:16:31) CdrTKirr: Okay I've not become familiar with Decisive Battle
(21:16:37) CdrTKirr: But it's definitely FF music =D
(21:16:41) ColDougMcKnight: And not nearly jarring enough. I'd probably just keep sleeping, but dream about getting wasted and stealing shit.
(21:17:01) DoctorTav: And on a completely unrelated note, except that we opened up YouTube...
(21:17:03) ColDougMcKnight: ...I miss Coburn.
(21:17:16) LtWright: omfg it's so loud though.
(21:17:16) CdrTKirr: *goes back to listening to her ambient radio*
(21:18:08) LtWright: TL;DW
(21:18:09) VAdmBlackthorne: Well it looks like we can get started
(21:18:39) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(21:18:48) LtWright: :: AA but actually microwaving leftover pizza ::
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(21:19:32) ColDougMcKnight: Yeah, okay. Usual disclaimer at times like these. Sleepy. Usual results. That is all.
(21:19:35) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEEET :: Attention! :: eyes Wright already ::
(21:19:53) DoctorTav: :: AA ::
(21:20:04) CdrTKirr: Aand I guess that's everyone. =X
(21:20:39) CdrHarper: :: AA ::
(21:20:43) ColDougMcKnight: So, before I put up a new topic, question. I know I'd discussed moving the plot more aggressively this week, but we DID kind of leave with Blackthorne about to receive a guided tour. Do you want to play that out, or time skip past it, or...whatever you like.
(21:20:56) VAdmBlackthorne: I don't mind skipping it
(21:21:07) CdrTKirr: Skip
(21:21:20) CdrTKirr: Unless you had something really interesting planned. =P
(21:21:33) CdrTKirr: Which it doesn't sound like you did.
(21:22:19) ColDougMcKnight: Okay, then.
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(21:24:20) ColDougMcKnight has changed the topic to: Atlantis remains docked to the Telthis balloon station as shore leave continues for the crew up on rotation. All senior staff officers have been recalled, however, as we've received notification the Jarfa flotilla's arrival is expected imminently.
(21:24:31) LtAlexisWright: sigh
(21:24:56) ColDougMcKnight: (WB. I'm just gonna give it a second to make sure the connection's stable.)
(21:25:35) LtAlexisWright: (unfortunately this happens randomly with Pidgin for me ><)
(21:25:36) CdrTKirr: Oh I just caught that she was sighing about her connection, not that her shore leave is cut short. =P
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(21:25:59) ColDougMcKnight: sigh
(21:26:09) CdrTKirr: Yikes I wonder what's up
(21:26:21) LtAlexisWright [] entered the room.
(21:26:27) CdrTKirr: This wouldn't be a port conflict would it?
(21:26:55) LtAlexisWright: it was totally fine for the first 20 minutes, iono wtf
(21:27:02) CdrTKirr: Now it's time to sim, time to DC
(21:27:28) ColDougMcKnight: Well, while we have you...provided you saw the topic, any questions?
(21:27:42) LtAlexisWright: sorry >_< I moved my laptop back to the table and I will leave it there and maybe that will help. Can I be not drunk anymore?
(21:28:08) DoctorTav: You ask that after I give T'Kirr a big glass of white zin
(21:28:08) ColDougMcKnight: Of course.
(21:28:23) CdrTKirr: You're...drunk?
(21:28:24) ColDougMcKnight: Now you're just hung over and full of self-loathing.
(21:28:25) CdrTKirr: OH RIGHT
(21:28:26) ColDougMcKnight: Anything else?
(21:28:30) LtAlexisWright: Nope
(21:28:42) CdrTKirr: Hair of the Dog. Alien brand. Good stuff.
(21:29:01) CdrTKirr: Or how about a lick from a Rucara
(21:29:02) DoctorTav: Is Harper still wasted?
(21:29:14) CdrHarper: I was never wasted.
(21:29:19) LtKuari [] entered the room.
(21:29:26) DoctorTav: And that was some strong stuff they were drinknig.
(21:29:29) DoctorTav: drinking
(21:29:46) CdrHarper: Just pleasantly tipsy.
(21:30:42) LtAlexisWright: Lexy is a bit of a cheap date.
(21:31:09) CdrTKirr: <~
(21:31:20) CdrTKirr: Tav just gave me wine. 5 minutes. All it took.
(21:31:49) VAdmBlackthorne: So it is with your character!
(21:31:57) CdrTKirr: Yeah......=X\
(21:32:05) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty then...
(21:32:09) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:32:11) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:32:13) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:32:43) LtAlexisWright: :: is sitting on the bridge at her station, somewhat ruing her slight headache ::
(21:33:27) CdrTKirr: :: has recently returned with Blackthorne from the tour....? ::
(21:34:44) VAdmBlackthorne: :: indeed they have, as he's in the ready room reading ::
(21:34:49) DoctorTav: :: is in Sickbay, with nothing urgent that isn't being taken care of, so he decides it's high time to go observe from the bridge as no doctor has done bef... uh, since the great Doctor McCoy. ::
(21:35:13) CdrTKirr: :: is on the Bridge, because Blackthorne's slacking again ::
(21:35:47) CdrHarper: :: at the helm doing not much of anything because the ship is docked ::
(21:37:06) LtAlexisWright: :: monitoring communications channels ::
(21:37:29) CdrTKirr: :: monitors the boarding progress and who is still cleared to remain on leave ::
(21:37:46) ColDougMcKnight: Miraak> ::Has been giving Blackthorne a last minute briefing on what to expect, because why not?:: So...basically, expect them to try and establish a strong opening stance. Maybe try to put you on the defensive a little. I dunno, I've mostly just sat in on contract negotiations with them. I DO know they're not actually trying to insult you.
(21:39:08) ColDougMcKnight: Miraak> But just like we try to feel our way into everything before we get committed...well, with them, their priority is to make sure you're not a grenade about to explode in their face.
(21:39:36) LtAlexisWright: (( which apparently they do by pulling the pin, ))
(21:39:53) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, I'll keep that in mind.
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(21:44:03) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> As promised, multiple warp signatures are detected, dropping into normal space at a range of several million kilometers from the gas giant. 7 ships, all told, all of them obviously built from identical specs. Powerful engines, more attention paid to armament than most ships observed thus real surprises thus far.
(21:44:20) DoctorTav: :: arrives at the Bridge and steps out of the Turbolift. ::
(21:44:46) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Active scans are immediately initiated, seeking out the alien ship whose arrival brought them out all this way from the opposite end of Red Sun space.
(21:45:20) LtAlexisWright1 [] entered the room.
(21:45:24) DoctorTav: :: steps to a science station where he will be out of the way, but able to observe ::
(21:45:29) LtAlexisWright1: (( UGYKUENLK&*^%FYT#% ))
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(21:46:34) CdrTKirr: + RR + Captain to the Bridge. :: stands ::
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(21:47:10) CdrTKirr: :: because she was totally monitoring scans ::
(21:48:01) LtAlexisWright1: (( I did say something about the ships arriving to you, Iono if it came through or not. ;_; ))
(21:48:20) CdrTKirr: (( I got UGYKUENLK&*^%FYT#% and that's it ))
(21:48:27) LtAlexisWright1: (( before that ))
(21:48:44) VAdmBlackthorne: :: to his guest :: That would be them.
(21:48:46) CdrTKirr: (( Let's say you told me then. I was monitoring my Science person doing the scans, yup. ))
(21:50:45) CdrTKirr: (( sorry afk bio ))
(21:51:20) ColDougMcKnight: Miraak> ::Rises from his chair:: No offense meant, Admiral. But I am gleefully looking forward to rousting drunks trying to run out the clock and chasing down missing requisition orders again. But let's get it done.
(21:53:02) VAdmBlackthorne: ::chuckles :: None taken. +T'Kirr+ On my way.
(21:53:15) VAdmBlackthorne: :: briskly strides out onto the bridge ::
(21:53:23) CdrHarper: :: looks up as Blackthorne enters :
(21:54:34) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Evidently, that's as long as the Jarfa need to confirm their readings through the gas giant's outer layers. The hailing signal follows soon thereafter.
(21:54:46) LtAlexisWright1: :: fingers are hovering over the "on screen" button, because she's pretty sure that's what comes next. ""
(21:54:52) LtAlexisWright1: Admiral, we are being hailed.
(21:54:59) CdrTKirr: (( lol ))
(21:55:42) VAdmBlackthorne: On screen.
(21:55:51) LtAlexisWright1: :: complies, naturally ::
(21:56:25) CdrTKirr: (( Now you can DC if you need to. ))
(21:56:33) LtAlexisWright1: (( :P ))
(21:57:26) CdrHarper: :: looks at the viewscreen, which is ever-so-slightly too bright ::
(21:58:22) LtAlexisWright1: :: looks at the viewscreen, which is FAR too bright ::
(21:59:41) DoctorTav: :: looks at the viewscreen, which is verifiably set to normal brightness ::
(22:00:09) CdrTKirr: :: looks forward calmly, her hands clasped behind her ::
(22:00:26) LtAlexisWright1: :: is actually more squinting than just looking ::
(22:00:52) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> A fairly expansive alien bridge appears on screen. A single, armored figure on a central, slightly raised dais faces the screen, while on both ends of the bridge, he's flanked by rows of similarly attired crewmen faced away and focused on their stations.:: Pray, pardon our late arrival. I am Citizen Dryskal, taskmaster of the 17th scouting flotilla
(22:02:04) VAdmBlackthorne: I am Admiral Ian Blackthorne of the Federation Starship Atlantis. It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
(22:04:29) ColDougMcKnight: Dryskal> ::Nods, but the accompanying grunt is non-commital. After a moment, his gaze settles on Miraak.:: The aliens have acquitted themselves honorably?
(22:06:00) LtAlexisWright1: :: resists swiveling to look at Miraak ::
(22:07:14) ColDougMcKnight: Miraak> far, so good. My name is Miraak, by the way. The Telthis company has appointed me to-
(22:09:02) ColDougMcKnight: Dryskal> To talk, yes. Does the facility where you're docked satisfy all parties as neutral ground?
(22:11:40) VAdmBlackthorne: Certainly, at least from our perspective.
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(22:12:01) ColDougMcKnight: Miraak> Well, I work there, so...don't see any issue.
(22:12:10) DoctorTav1: (( I am not sure, but I don't think that was Wright's connection that caused that. ))
(22:12:22) DoctorTav1 is now known as DoctorJorvanTav
(22:12:35) LtAlexisWright1: (( I certainly hope it's not contagious. ))
(22:13:29) ColDougMcKnight: Dryskal> Very good. One half solar hour. 17th florilla terminates.
(22:13:32) LtAlexisWright1: (( TTD... textually transmitted disease ))
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(22:13:45) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> He nods off to his right, and the connection goes dead.
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(22:14:22) LtAlexisWright: The channel is closed, Sir.
(22:14:23) DoctorJorvanTav: (( And I thought I was practicing safe text ))
(22:14:49) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, that was... abrupt.
(22:14:52) CdrTKirr: :: eyes the floor a moment in thought before looking to Blackthorne ::
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(22:17:35) LtAlexisWright: :: gets time data from station and starts timer for 1/2 solar hours ::
(22:19:52) ColDougMcKnight: Miraak> Yeah, they're...task oriented. Sometimes, it actually makes them easier to work with. I'm really hoping this is one of them. I'd be lying if I said I was entirely optimistic just now.
(22:21:20) VAdmBlackthorne: That's good to know.
(22:21:31) VAdmBlackthorne: So, "one-half solar hour," eh?
(22:23:09) CdrTKirr: (which was 10 mins ago? o.O)
(22:23:58) ColDougMcKnight: Miraak> Other than it's being pretty soon, the time itself was probably arbitrary. The important thing is that they chose it.
(22:25:37) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright then, let's get moving. We certainly don't want to be late. T'Kirr, McKnight, Wright, you're with me.
(22:26:00) CdrTKirr: :: locks her station and moves to follow ::
(22:26:24) LtAlexisWright: Aye, sir. :: locks her station and follows after the Commander ::
(22:26:42) ColDougMcKnight: :: Follows suit :: Should I arrange a detail as well?
(22:27:20) VAdmBlackthorne: If you feel it to be necessary. Harper, you have the bridge.
(22:27:24) CdrHarper: Aye sir.
(22:28:52) VAdmBlackthorne: :: Heads into the TL ::
(22:30:07) CdrTKirr: :: enters TL ::
(22:30:24) LtAlexisWright: :: has T'Kirr on autofollow ::
(22:30:35) ColDougMcKnight: Miraak> ::Scrambles onto the lift.:: You have my word. Arm yourselves if you want, but our security division will pledge the safety of everyone onboard our station.
(22:31:47) CdrTKirr: (( laughing out loud @ Wright ))
(22:32:05) LtAlexisWright: (( :D ))
(22:32:35) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks to McKnight :: That is sufficient for me.
(22:32:41) VAdmBlackthorne: :: directs the TL to deck 10 ::
(22:34:23) CdrTKirr: :: rides, thinking of their 'guests' and protocol and such ::
(22:35:24) LtAlexisWright: :: taps out a note to Harper :: I'll let you know if anything major goes down.
(22:36:22) CdrHarper: :: replies :: Thanks, and have fun. :: smirks to herself ::
(22:36:26) CdrTKirr: (( How...professional ))
(22:36:40) LtAlexisWright: :: taps out another note :: You know, like if we need you to have her gassed up and running so we can get the heck out of here.
(22:37:13) LtAlexisWright: (( Hush, I'm building camaraderie! ))
(22:37:24) ColDougMcKnight: ::Considers:: Good enough.
(22:37:36) CdrTKirr: (( Who has the cattleprod? ))
(22:38:02) LtAlexisWright: (( *head tilt* ))
(22:39:15) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Once everyone makes their way over to the station, they're ushered into the VIP conference room. That's company slang for a section of cafeteria that's been closed off and the tables wiped down.
(22:39:48) CdrHarper: :: replies :: Standing by to haul ass.
(22:40:03) CdrHarper: :: knows she got that one right since she's been corrected on it before ::
(22:40:20) LtAlexisWright: :: fights back a smirk as she stows her PADD ::
(22:40:56) CdrTKirr: :: eyes the accomodations ::
(22:42:22) ColDougMcKnight: Miraak> It may not have wall to wall carpeting and soft mood lighting, but it works.
(22:42:51) CdrTKirr: Indeed. :: softly ::
(22:44:02) VAdmBlackthorne: Certainly.
(22:45:35) LtAlexisWright: :: cheks her timer :: We are only a few moments early, if my time agrees with theirs.
(22:48:29) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> On time virtually to the second, a muted altercation can be heard at the door. After a few moments, Dryskal enters, flanked by a pair of aids, each of them turning over a long rifle and any visible blades on their person as they enter.
(22:49:44) CdrTKirr: :: perks eyebrow at the display ::
(22:51:12) ColDougMcKnight: Dryskal> ::Plainly doesn't like leaving his weapon behind, but accepts the request that everyone come in more or less similarly laden with hardware in a reasonably dignified fashion.:: Early. Admirable. Admiral Blackthorne. Citizens Ypris and Shyffar, senior ship captains.
(22:51:45) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods to them :: How do you do.
(22:52:46) CdrTKirr: :: nods politely ::
(22:53:34) LtAlexisWright: :: observes impassively ::
(22:55:01) VAdmBlackthorne: (Five minute warning!)
(22:56:19) ColDougMcKnight: Dryskal> ::Fishes out a data recorder device.:: That will depend entitely on whether or not we should determine if our entire defense strategy has been compromised. As is, all available ships are being recalled to our home system pending consideration of an immediate and full scale assault.
(22:56:47) LtAlexisWright: :: figures observing impassively is pretty much her job unless instructed otherwise. ::
(22:56:51) ColDougMcKnight: Dryskal> It seems fair to say, I have been better. So, shall we proceed?
(22:57:43) VAdmBlackthorne: Of course.
(22:58:16) VAdmBlackthorne: :: refrains from frowning ::
(23:00:36) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:38) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:39) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:47) LtAlexisWright: :: || ::
(23:00:55) CdrHarper: :: paused ::
(23:01:02) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(23:01:10) DoctorTav: ::pauses::
(23:02:04) LtAlexisWright: Good stuff!
(23:02:24) CdrTKirr: Aliens not shooting at us and stuff.
(23:02:26) ColDougMcKnight: Ugh. Alright, wasn't at my best tonight, but for what it's worth, we DID get some necessary setup out of the way tonight. Couldn't quite bring it to the part I was hoping for tonight, but bear with me a little longer.
(23:02:51) VAdmBlackthorne: Still enjoyable. :)
(23:03:37) LtAlexisWright: I'm anxious to find out what happens next, if that tells you anything :D
(23:03:52) ColDougMcKnight: Oh. Well, good. In that case, I suppose I shall hunt down a bite to eat, and get some sleep, and see you all next week.
(23:03:55) CdrTKirr: Plots are full of that-took-longer-than-expected, I can certainly talk.
(23:04:11) CdrTKirr: Good night, and thanks. See you then.
(23:04:19) VAdmBlackthorne: Good night all!
(23:04:43) LtAlexisWright: I'm off to fold towels... good night! <3
(23:04:44) CdrTKirr: Night!
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(23:04:54) CdrTKirr left the room.
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