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(21:34:06) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM in a SIM
(21:34:07) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM in a SIM
(21:34:07) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM in a SIM
(21:35:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: wearing appropriate safari attire complete with pith helmet, using archaic navigational tools and studying the map ::
(21:35:15) CO_CaptHarper: :: sunning herself on the bow in a white 1930s two-piece, figuring that her usual Amelia Earhart getup was not appropriate for this mission ::
(21:36:55) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: occasionally glances up at the sun and adjusts her things in minute ways that may or may not matter ::
(21:37:19) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stands in the wheelhouse, observing the systems of the craft as they speed through the water ::
(21:38:47) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she is standing at the front of the boat, looking outwards ::
(21:38:59) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: points off the starboard bow and shouts to Wolfe :: CTO: I think the first map location is over there!
(21:39:54) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: to herself :: Then again, I'm not really sure what I'm doing...
(21:40:18) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks up from her reclined position in the sun, lowering her horn-rimmed sunglasses to see what the fuss is about ::
(21:40:42) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: brings binoculars to his eyes at Wright's indication, looking to the distance. He finds that her direction is either correct or at the least interesting, lowers his binoculars, and turns the wheel to the right, directing the sailboat toward where she is pointing. ::
(21:41:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: holds up a sextant, double-checking her measurements ::
(21:43:12) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: :: notes Wright double-checking herself. :: CSO: Are you quite sure?
(21:44:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: after checking her measurements, looks up at Wolfe and shrugs, grinning :: CTO: As sure as is possible when using unfamiliar and archaic tools?
(21:44:58) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CSO: And how far off could you be?? Just how unsure are you? :: stays seemingly serious ::
(21:45:38) CO_CaptHarper: :: snickers a bit at Wolfe's gravitas ::
(21:46:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CTO: Well... I'm fairly certain that we're on Earth, and that this is the south Pacific ocean, but otherwise it's anyone's guess. :: suppressing a grin ::
(21:46:30) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she walked over to Wright, staring at the instruments ::
(21:47:30) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: Sextants are /usually/ accurate to within 10 degrees... When used correctly.
(21:47:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: notes Linxi's approach :: SCI2: These are archaic Earth instruments, and this is an archaic Earth navigational chart. Ah... are you familiar with these already?
(21:48:03) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: adjusts the steering a little bit ::
(21:49:16) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: Well, one of my friends showed me how to use them, but it has been quite a while.
(21:49:58) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: I have only seen them in pictures, so... I did my best. :: grins :: Feel free to take a look at my observations, then.
(21:51:04) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: stands on the port side mid-ship, staring up at the rigging. She jumps up and hangs onto the rigging, but it doesn't move and she just hangs in the air. There are disadvantages to not weighing as much as other species her size. Dropping down, she stares back up at the rigging again, pondering ::
(21:55:05) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks up at the exchange, impressed, since she has no idea how to use those tools ::
(21:55:26) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: adjusts steering. That's something you have to do on boats from this era. ::
(21:55:47) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she takes the sextant, looking through the horizon mirror, correcting the line :: CSO: Well. One problem you had, is that the horizon line was not at 0 degrees.
(21:56:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: blinks at Linxi :: SCI2: But... I lined up the horizon with the bar thingie, is that not correct? That's not 0 degrees?
(21:58:07) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: Well, the two halves of it were very slightly off.
(21:58:41) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: jumps and grabs the rope, hanging onto the railing with her tail and pulls, tightening the midsail ::
(21:59:06) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks where she's pointing :: SCI2: Oh, I see... so it should've been how?
(22:00:26) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: The issue with old stuff, is that it doesn't stay where you want it to stay.
(22:00:46) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks even farther up to see Kuari's jump, raises her hands to clap in her direction ::
(22:00:55) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: Yes, it does seem to have an awful lot of fiddly bits.
(22:01:56) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she giggle/snorts like am immature child ::
(22:03:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks at Linxi with a confused grin :: SCI2: What? Did I say something silly?
(22:03:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: has the boat sailing almost perfectly downwind, with all the sails hainging out to starboard, not a single sheet to the wind. ::
(22:04:07) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she covered her mouth, trying not to laugh :: CSO: Fiddly bits.
(22:05:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: snorts and claps her hand over her mouth :: SCI2: ...Point made. I promise I will never again, at a point in which you are not expecting it in the future, say anything about.... fiddly bits. :: claps her hand over her mouth again, giggling madly at the thought ::
(22:06:17) CO_CaptHarper: :: snickers :::
(22:06:31) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she snorts again, bursting out laughing this time, bending over the table while wheezing ::
(22:07:37) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: Linxi's laughter makes her lose her shit, laughing and pounding on her own thigh :
(22:08:18) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she grabs Wright's arm, as she bends over, still laughing, trying not to fall on the deck ::
(22:08:55) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: can't help but turn her head to watch Jude and Wright ::
(22:10:05) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: turns the boat slightly and all the sails swing from starboard to port ::
(22:10:16) CO_CaptHarper: :: lowers her sunglasses with a smile, glad that people are having a good time ::
(22:10:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: clings to Linxi, the uncontrollable laughter spiraling out of control, Lexy is doubled over and laughing silently, face bright red ::
(22:10:43) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: the sails swing slowly and controlled, but with great force ::
(22:11:23) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks from Wright to the beam, but too late as she's smacked overboard. Stunned, she extends her wings, but not before landing on the surface of the water, where she floats ::
(22:12:05) CO_CaptHarper: :: hears the smack, sits up and points :: Dragon overboard!
(22:12:16) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: by this time, tears are coming out her eyes from laughing so hard :: Self: The four deities take mercy!
(22:12:53) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sees Kuari's predicament a moment too late and watches her as she's thrown off the ship. In a moment, he's beginning rescue procedures, bringing the boat around so he can pull up alongside her. ::
(22:13:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks over at Kate and manages to get out by way of explanation :: CO: Fi-Fiddly bits! :: dissolves again into giggles until the shout of "Dragon overboard" comes out, followed by a splash ::
(22:14:35) CO_CaptHarper: :: grins at Wright, knowing Kuari's fine since the safeties are on ::
(22:15:22) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she turns her head towards the splash, wiping the tears off, then towards Harper, pointing at Wright: CO: Fiddly bits! :: she starts laughing again ::
(22:15:43) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: shakes her head and points her head towards the ship that has moved on from her position. Before the ship can pull alongside her, however, she's flapping and landing on the gunnel ::
(22:16:23) CO_CaptHarper: :: cheers as Kuari lands aboard ::
(22:16:57) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: with Kuari back aboard, returns the boat to course :: Self: Dragon... NOT... overboard.
(22:18:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: punches Linxi weakly on the shoulder, still laughing :: SCI2: You have to stop it, these fiddly bits are serious business! :: dies again ::
(22:18:22) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: this time carefully avoiding the mainsail boom, hops down to the deck and checks her crew, noting they're all staring at her. She shrugs and grins ::
(22:18:55) CO_CaptHarper: :: laughing :: XO: Welcome aboard, Commander.
(22:19:11) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she starts laughing again, this time sliding down to the deck, doubled over ::
(22:20:18) CO_CaptHarper: CSO/SCI2: You two are spending an awfully long time fiddling with your bits!
(22:20:44) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks at Jude, concerned ::
(22:20:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: All, playfully: Ensign down! :: still giggling, tries to help Linxi up until Kate comes out with THAT gem, then they BOTH collapse ::
(22:21:01) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she lays down on the deck, face red as a beet, laughing even harder ::
(22:21:35) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Self: Oh god, I might actually die
(22:21:40) SCI2_Ens_Jude: All: Ch-chief science officer also down!
(22:22:31) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: doesn't understand, but just sits, watching them and smiling ::
(22:23:00) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: shakes his head as he listens to and sees Wright and Jude ::
(22:23:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: still giggling, dramatically clasps Linxi's hand :: SCI2: We're going to die of the giggles... it's a good thing T'Lira is immune!
(22:24:01) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: ALL: This is not conducive to our finding the treasure. To your posts, crew!
(22:24:29) CO_CaptHarper: :: lies back down and resumes sunning, since she's just a passenger on this boat ::
(22:25:04) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks at Linxi, feigning seriousness :: SCI2: Oooh, he sounds mad... :: still giggling, but pulls herself up ::
(22:25:13) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: still laughing :: CTO: Have some fun, damnit! We have extra fiddly bits over here!
(22:25:40) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: dies again ::
(22:26:08) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: shouts over her own laughter :: CTO: So shut up!
(22:26:30) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: rolls over on her side, punching Wright in the arm ::
(22:26:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: Don't just go throwing your fiddly bits at THAT black hole of fun. :: gigglesnorts ::
(22:27:22) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: spots an island in the distance, changes course to match :: All: Land, ho!
(22:27:45) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: There are more than enough fiddly bits to go around! :: guffaws ::
(22:27:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: Hey, I think he was talking to you! :: pffffffthehehehe ::
(22:28:17) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CTO: Want some fiddly bits? I've got plenty!
(22:28:25) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: laughs even harder ::
(22:28:30) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is still serious ::
(22:28:31) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: checks to see which way Wolfe's looking and looks out to sea ::
(22:28:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: laughing, trying to cover Linxi's mouth :: SCI2: Shhh... shhh....
(22:28:56) CO_CaptHarper: :: lifts her head up and looks ahead for the island ::
(22:29:59) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she wheezes, trying to catch her breath from all the laughing ::
(22:30:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: We've got this. We can do this. Come on. :: trying to convince herself as well ::
(22:31:14) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks at Jude with a look that is somewhere between complete lack of interest and consternation, then looks back to the island ::
(22:31:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2, quietly: You... like him?
(22:33:01) CO_CaptHarper: :: flips over in both directions, so she can prop her head up on her hands and look ahead while sunning her back ::
(22:33:40) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: casually admires the newly-available view for a moment ::
(22:33:49) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she suddenly stops, face turning redder, if that is even possible :: CSO: oh. uh. um. mayyyybeeeee?
(22:36:08) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: shakes her head and chuckles :: SCI2, whispering: Bit of a masochist, are you? That one has a paradoxical stick up his ass that contains more matter than the known universe. :: gigglesnorts :: I don't know much about him, but... he seems to respect competence.
(22:37:16) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches as they sail closer to the island, squelching the urge to fly ::
(22:38:02) CO_CaptHarper: :: half-wishes she had brought the Admiral's seaplane, which he bequeathed to her since it lives in this holodeck, along on this trip ::
(22:38:06) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2, quietly: So... let's find that treasure and impress him, what do you say?
(22:38:49) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: Yeah- sounds good.
(22:38:53) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CSO: Navigator, what is our distance to the island?
(22:39:36) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: does the incompetent-person-in-infomercials maneuver, and looks at Linxi for "help" ::
(22:43:10) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: facepalms :: CSO: Fiiine. :: she take the sextant, adjusting all the... fiddly bits (giggly giggly) and mumbling to herself ::
(22:43:52) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: watches, learning, gives the "just a sec" gesture to Wolfe ::
(22:44:12) CO_CaptHarper: :: head still resting in her palms, she squints and makes a guess of the distance ::
(22:45:10) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: as they turn towards the island, judges the wind on the sails as she would her own wings and tacks them accordingly ::
(22:46:55) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she mumbles numbers to herself, mainly the time and angle measure :: CSO: I'd say.... approximately 4.7 kilometers. Give or take.
(22:47:20) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods, having guessed five ::
(22:47:55) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: makes a show of verifying the numbers :: CTO: Navigator's Mate reports 4.7km and closing, Navigator confirms.
(22:48:16) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CSO: Aye. 4.7 kilometers. Thank you.
(22:48:25) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: adjusts tack ::
(22:48:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: pats Linxi on the shoulder to congratulate her :: SCI2: Now, how about you and I take a look at this chart and see if we can't figure out the treasure's location?
(22:48:53) CO_CaptHarper: :: still finds it odd that navigator doesn't mean her, even after this long ::
(22:49:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: And you can show me the proper way to fiddle with all of these bits. :: somehow manages a straight face ::
(22:52:54) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Hey, Kate. Do you know how to read nautical charts?
(22:52:57) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she covers her mouth with her hand, snorting ::
(22:54:23) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: No, sorry! :: grins ::
(22:54:46) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: Guess you are stuck with me. Sorry.
(22:55:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: surprised :: SCI2: Do YOU know how to read nautical charts?
(22:55:56) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: crosses arms :: CSO: Am I allowed to call a friend?
(22:56:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: ...If you can reach them with archaic Earth technology, then sure?
(22:57:13) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: Unfortunately, I do not have two tin cans attached to strings with me.
(22:57:36) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: feels the wind shift and turns to starboard, as they are now sailing into the wind and he needs to get the boat to a 45 degree angle :: Huh. That was a fast change.
(22:57:43) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: Then no.
(22:58:28) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: first watches for the boom then makes eye contact with Wolfe ::
(22:58:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: is, after all, just a passenger ::
(22:58:55) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: keeps the boom to the same side of the boat :: XO: Bring it in a bit.
(22:59:20) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: In all seriousness, I have a /slight/ idea on how to read them.
(22:59:42) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: Good, me too. I think together we can probably sort it out.
(22:59:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: peeks back over her shoulder to see if they are figuring it out yet ::
(23:00:21) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: moves the sail a bit ::
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