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Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: *grin*


Thought you'd enjoy that.

Will probably drive that vulcan insane... both Bob and Callie calling the computer Sheila.

Ohh...

BTW... Callie's appearance. I visualize kind of a Demi Moore look, with the short hair like right after GI Jane. Pretty but a bit on the angular side.

M.


Posted on 2009-10-29 at 14:25:52.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed
Subject: What?! No death or dismemberment?!


Stardate: 2368.04.10
USS Discovery - Cmdr. Kennedy’s Quarters – 0730


I just hope that those torpedos work like Federation says they will. If we get into a situation where we need them and we end up spraying a bird of prey with cocoa instead of 16 levels of whoop *** I’m going to kill someone.

Kennedy shoved up from her chair, setting down the coffee only half drunk. She was about to exchange the red boxers with the skull and crossbones stitched onto the backside of them and the black ‘A’ cut tanktop for her uniform when the combadge on her dresser buzzed.

"Royal to Commander Kennedy." A thick honeyed Texan accent rolling out of it.

Kennedy paused, furrowed her brow and walked over to the dresser.

It isn’t even 0800 yet, and we are in space dock. What on earth could our helmsman possibly need from me? She had just started to contemplate the absurdity of that phrase ‘what on earth’ when Royal’s voice once more called out to her and she furrowed her brow when she realized she had been too busy thinking about what he could need to actually answer him properly.

"Well hello Miss Frisco Bay, how are you this morning?" No doubt that as the com link opens the heavy pounding of drums and guitar’s filters through to his room.
At that though she opened her mouth to vomit back a reprimand when he cut her short. The color rising in her cheeks as he did.

"Rowdy here, jus’ wanted to let you know how grateful I am to be enjoyin one’a my faithful American Spirits out on the USS. Disocovery. Me and my little soldiers-”

Soldiers? What on earth!? She ran her hand through her short hair as that same absurd phrase rang in her head and she tried to figure out what Rowdy was talking about.

“- would be estranged if it weren't for you Commander and I truly can't thank you enough for showing me how to sneak in a little secret time with those boys.”

Boys… soldiers, sneaking in time, does he have a boyfriend? And what does that have to do with me? And then it struck her, last week, one too many whiskey’s in the lounge… His damned smokes… there truly is something loose in that boy’s head! She sighed

“Don't mean to be tying you up but I thought you might want a mental picture’a me and me little lads suckin’ face all night long.”

And for a moment she did just that, seeing the Texan’s rugged features in the dim cabin light, surrounded by smoke, in a pair of clean white boxers… she shook her head. Bloody Texans!

“That said, if there's anythin you want in return just pass it down the grapevine sweetheart." And she could hear the grin in his every word. Before he terminated the discussion, Clint couldn’t help but add a serious addendum, the reason he had truly made contact, "I mean that Commander. I'm truly grateful and if there’s anythin’ I can do you for, you got an ace up your sleeve or, as I like to say, a rowdy little Texan on your main bridge."

“You just make sure you don’t run my ship into anything out there in space you hear me cowboy? That and don’t get caught with any of those ‘soldiers’ of yours… I don’t know anything about if you do, got it? And for the love of St. Peter! Stop calling me Frisco Bay!” She paused a moment, then her tone softened a bit “That all Lt?”

OOC: Assuming he says yes, but will edit if necessary if he adds more.

“Alright then. I’ve got to get to work then.” And cuts off communication.

Out of the corner of her eye she catches the visual screen she has set up in her room. It is essentially an electronic photo album. The pictures change every few minutes into a collage of her life. Three photos grace the screen right now, one of which she focuses on.

A younger version of herself, her hair long and dotted with braids that have been dyed purple, standing in her favorite leather jacket outside of a concert hall. The lights blurred in the camera lens displayed the name of some band she couldn’t remember. But she did remember the boy who stood beside her, wrapping his arm around her shoulder with a grin. The boy with the sandy blonde hair, piercing blue eyes, and prep school clothing. Jason.

“Sheila… turn off vis screen…” She called out, using Bob’s pet name for the computer, a habit she had picked up.

=/\= Yes Commander =/\= Sheila responded and the screen went blank.

Kennedy went back to preparing for her day.


Posted on 2009-10-29 at 13:53:34.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Duuuudddde....


Oh yes... almost forgot Bob! How could I forget Bob. He's hilarious.

I imagine those two actually get along great. Kennedy-dude is probably what she agreed he could call her.

He'll be present at the Mark VI breifing no doubt...

M.


Posted on 2009-10-29 at 13:10:38.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: What did she say?


About giving permission for Mac to shoot some space trash? Well looky here... there's some on the bridge!

JK loved the post DB, especially the bit about his all-american briefs... lol...

Working up our dear Western State's response now.

That means I've got two posts to work up, one for DB, one for Ion... and I know Eol will keep throwing **** my way too... I feel so popular

M.


Posted on 2009-10-29 at 12:55:38.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Ion


Timing... I will be addressing that soon. He'll likely be getting a little combadge message from his lovely commander

As for the report itself. I know you have big grand things planned for that

I think the usual way is for you to go ahead and work up your whole report and then we'll ask questions... back post as needed, perhaps like you said with PM's and what not before a final draft is completed, if it is necessary. I personally imagine that the report will go over without too many questions until afterwards... when Callie tries to decide if she should string him up by the laces on his toe shoes or not

That is of course unless Eol or t_catt has a differing opinion... always graciously cave to your elders wishes I always say you both!

M.


Posted on 2009-10-29 at 02:54:01.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed
Subject: Trigger Happy? Mac?


Stardate: 2368.04.10
Cmdr. Kennedy - Forward Photon Torpedo Launch Bay 0810


“Aye,” Mac smirked, a fairly mirthful spark in his eye as he approached, “unless we’d be int’ruptin’ er sommat. Lt Mueller an’ meself c’n come back en a wee bit ef th’ two of ye’d like tae be alone.”

Kennedy’s fingers twitch over the circuits, desperately wanting to flash one of them in particular at him, but she’s in her pretty gold and black and so instead she clenches her hand and throws him a grin. “Nah… I got a bottle of champagne cooling in my quarters that I’m gonna bring back later tonight when I won’t have to worry about you interrupting. Just don’t paw at her… got it?”

The CTO almost allowed a chuckle to escape as he came to a stop next to his old Academy friend and joined her in surveying the components inside the casing of the Type 6.
He isn’t the only one. The other two golden boys in the room glance at each other, smirk and then tighten their mouths before turning away and trying to get back to work without anyone taking notice of them.
“Fer th’ luv o’ heather an’ haggis,” he nodded as his gaze swept from the sustainer engine modules installed at the rear of the casing and tracked each components connection to the guidance processors and detonator modules just forward of the cryogenically stabilized reactants of the warhead, “tha’s a theng o’ beauty.

We’ve received a full loadout o’ these, aye?”

“Yeah. We’re replacing every single warhead, hopefully I can get it all done before we are due to head out. You run into Warsong…” she pauses, “Warhammer… War… War-something-or-other on the way out? My new Ensign…” She rolls her eyes a moment. “I’ve tasked him with doing our briefing.”

And then as an afterthought, “Oh… and for the record… I’d prefer it if your trigger happy little fingers were busy keeping us out of danger instead of having to use one of these. I know you got some built up tension right now, but don’t let my ship get hurt because you miss kissing your little bonny lass… got me? If you’re good maybe I’ll talk the captain into letting you fire one at some space trash.”

Don’t make fun of me and my torpedo, I know where to hit back Jack… she thought to herself as she flashes him a grin.


Posted on 2009-10-28 at 16:54:05.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed
Subject: Getting to know you...


Stardate: 2368.04.10
Cmdr. Kennedy - Forward Photon Torpedo Launch Bay 0810


Kennedy watched as Warwick spun around and headed out. She thought she noticed a slight skip in his step as he went, but she pretended not to even notice that he left.

Don’t be killllllllling my tiiiimme! a voice screamed into her ear piece and then was concluded by the sharp clash of cymbals.

Her fingers moved toward the button that would increase the volume and drown out everything else in the world while she inspected the new circuitry of these lovely torpedo’s when a beep from her combadge stopped her.

The expletive that reached her mind just barely touched her lips as Mac’s voice spoke out.

“MacTavish ta Cmdr Kennedy, I’d like ta ‘ave a gander a’ th’ new torpedoes ere we schedule a briefin’. I’m enroute ta forward bay one ef ye’d care ta meet me there.”

She tapped the gold Fleet symbol on her breast, “Already there and opening up one to get a nice good look…”

A few passes over the control panel on the top of the torpedo casing and it fully disarmed itself.

Safety before all else girl… that way you’ll live to tell someone about what you discovered. Her father’s voice said to her and she could see his big grin under that graying mustache.

Automatically she began to slide the now disengaged casing off the inner workings of the torpedo, but her mind was not fully on it. She was thinking of her father.

Wish your safety had meant more visits to the physician there Pops. Maybe you would have been around for me to tell you about everything I’ve been discovering.

She shook her head for a moment, flipped up the volume on her ear piece and started to dig into the torpedo. It was how she liked to work, alone with the machine she was trying to figure out. One of her faults as a commanding officer was her inability to really teach others what she knew. But she at least recognized this trait and found those under her who had that touch and relied on them to teach their fellow workers.

One of her great skills, though, was knowing every part of this ship. She had worked on a Galaxy Class Starship since she got out of the academy and she had made sure that there was not a bolt or a wire that she was unfamiliar with. With the grace of a lover she now traced over this new technology with her thin fingers. Memorizing the lines of wires, the types of circuit boards, seeing in her mind how the power would incite them all into action. A series of electrical pulses that would drive this weapon, triggers set off along the way until the final conclusion of the act, a spectacular (and destructive) explosion.

She didn’t notice Mac enter the Forward Torpedo bay as she held her breath for a moment and smiled.

“Cmdr Kennedy?”

His voice brought up her head and as the Scot looked at her with a spark of amusement in his eyes she fumbled for half a second, color starting to rise in her pale cheeks but she quickly cleared her throat and beckoned him over.

“Mac… well as I said got her open. Want to take a look?”


Posted on 2009-10-28 at 14:45:00.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Dolphins!


Ohhh... pretty... do they like rock n' roll music? Should we find out?

Hmmm... having a fun image in my head of Callie sitting in the dolphin lounge playing her guitar to the dolphins... awww...

God I need to go to sleep.

Working on post in response to Mac coming up (down?) to the forward torpedo bay. Maybe up tomorrow... I'm too twitchy to finish it right now.

Asylum indeed!

M.


Posted on 2009-10-28 at 01:36:56.

Topic: RDI Stats 2009
Subject: ohhhh...


Well with the writing ability we have around here I am sure we can manage that.

M.

"Welcome ---

Thought we would go over a few rules with you:

1. Don't Feed the Grugg - especially after midnight
2. Post post post
3. Don't cry when we kill off your characters

Thanks and have a nice day,

Olan"



Posted on 2009-10-28 at 00:58:12.
Edited on 2009-10-28 at 01:01:26 by Merideth

Topic: RDI Stats 2009
Subject: Lightbulbs.... didn't I say they were on?


Okay... second thought and maybe a third...

It's been so long since I joined up here... do we send a PM to newbies when they get register? If not we should consider something, even a good old form letter welcoming them and such.

Also... concerning newbie registration... perhaps when they register they could automatically be sent to the page where they are supposed to create a new thread on the comings and goings site and a note recommending they go ahead and make a thread to say hello to everyone?

M.

Posted on 2009-10-28 at 00:38:45.

Topic: RDI Stats 2009
Subject: I have lots of lightbulbs...


Just wait my dear Gruggles... lightbulbs are flashing...

But... here is your tiara

*hug*

M.


Posted on 2009-10-27 at 20:59:12.

Topic: RDI Stats 2009
Subject: Correction


No not EVERY game getting one... something that would change out every now and then, highlighting one game at a time... giving a good sample of the kind of writing we do around here to potential new people.

Something that they wouldn't have to search for, click on a link to find... something that would just -be- there for them.

If I have to search for something too hard on a new website I give up.

And short names are great... but mainly for members.

You know how long it took me to figure out what those colored circles on the top five threads meant? lol... maybe I'm slow but...

Just brainstorming ways to make the site more exciting to new people...

Honestly... I got addicted to this site only after registering on like 10 others of a similar grain, I was actively looking for a site with rp stuff and only stayed because of the members. People were really nice and actually responded to me unlike alot of the sites. I liked the forum aspect compared to live chat rp... and I learned how to get around the site. I know there is still stuff I'm missing out on...

If we really want new members I think it comes down to thinking outside the box some and rearranging/redesigning/rethinking some things...

Am I rambling?

M.


Posted on 2009-10-27 at 20:07:37.

Topic: RDI Stats 2009
Subject: *Lightbulb*


Well...

In all honesty... to get to the games from the main page it takes several clicks and then you still have to bounce around to three or four pages to get all the background information needed for a game... and I'd imagine most people new to the site aren't that adventurous.

Which for a large project perhaps some of the layout of the page should be reconsidered... but... for more of a short term project...

What about game 'highlights' on the main page? An edited example of some of our writing, give people an easy example of what we have to offer. Plus it might be a cool way to make us all have warm fuzzy feelings about our own games... I'd suggest getting a whole scene in with the writing of several members, edit it into a little story that could be read easily and get people's attention.

Maybe even have a recruitment 'teaser' on the main page for upcoming games... but again I'd personally stress the writing aspect of that... no 'I'm running a 4e game...' but 'In the highlands of Audaulis a dark demon is threatening the farmers... -want to learn more?-' (wow I just combined that thread where we make up adventure plots and StarShip Troopers)

Well there is my two cents worth.

M.


Posted on 2009-10-27 at 14:46:00.

Topic: RDI Stats 2009
Subject: Fun...


Had no idea there were so many people who ran into this site

It's very exciting to see how much those numbers have gone up in only a year.



M.


Posted on 2009-10-27 at 14:11:29.

Topic: Is it just me or does the comings and goings section have a stupdendous number of threads?
Subject: Sibby!


Well don't get lost in the pile of paper... we will miss you greatly and will lots and lots until we are certain you have escaped relativly paper cut free from all those essays.



M.


Posted on 2009-10-27 at 02:10:03.

Topic: RDINN Feature Updates/ Suggestions/ Bugs
Subject: *sniff*


You guys are going to make me get all sentimental and start crying!



you all!!

M.


Posted on 2009-10-26 at 15:08:52.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: :)


Thank you Olan!

M.

Posted on 2009-10-26 at 14:39:48.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Moving On


"Well... I guess since we are all still here we had better get going."

She keeps her sword out.

"I didn't see anything down the hall, but after what we have seen already in this forsaken place I think we need to stay on our toes. We will need to rest soon though."

Moving out with the others she tries to prepare herself for whatever might be awaiting them.


Posted on 2009-10-25 at 01:33:14.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed
Subject: Fresh Fish...


Stardate: 2368.04.10
Cmdr. Kennedy - Forward Photon Torpedo Launch Bay 0807


The computer had no doubt told Ensign Warwick that Cmdr. Kennedy was currently on Deck 25. When he arrives there he will find her overseeing those pretty new torpedo’s into their homes. Two other boys in gold are working under her. She is bent over one of the torpedo’s her lips moving along with a song he can’t hear, her fingers moving over the panel on the top of it.

When he speaks she looks up, those sharp hazel eyes falling on the freshly pressed image of Ensign Warwick.

“Ensign Warwick reporting for duty sir.” John said as he came to Starfleet’s version of attention.

Dear Lord what have I gotten myself into with this one?

Slowly she stood up, much slower than necessary, leaving the poor boy at attention the whole time. MeCall had mentioned that there would someone new beaming on. She scoured her memory for the information MeCall had sent her on the boy. Then nodded.

“As you were Ensign.” She put her hands on the torpedo and looked over the surface at Warwick.

“Well then, have you gotten settled yet?”

OOC: Assuming he responds positively.

“Good. I assume that since you are reporting for duty that means your rested and ready to actually do some work?”

OOC: Assuming he again responds positively.

“Alright. Well let’s get a few things straight first. Everything that happens to this ship is our business. I’m not here to babysit you. I expect my team to know their jobs and to do them well the first time. If something isn’t done right it puts the rest of the crew in danger. That being said, if you don’t know what you are doing, ask. Ignorance is not an excuse for poor performance. I won’t chew you out for asking, I’ll chew you out for messing something up when you didn’t ask. You do your job and we won’t have any problems. Got it?”

OOC: Waits for response before going on.

“I hear your main focus is warp drives. Currently however we are in dock so there isn’t much use for them. You know anything about these?” She runs her hand almost in a caress down the case of the torpedo.”

OOC: Another pause for his response.

“Alright, well first thing I’d like you to do is come up with a quick briefing about them for Engineering and Tactical. Nothing lengthy or too technical, just the nuts and bolts about how they work and what we are going to benefit from these babies. After that…” She grins brightly, “there is something I’ll need you to look into. How are your taste buds?”

Without waiting for his confused response she moves on, “There seems to be an issue with the replicator. See Chief MeCall for more information, and anything else you need.”

“If there is nothing else… you’re dismissed.”


Posted on 2009-10-25 at 00:50:00.
Edited on 2009-10-26 at 20:51:31 by Merideth

Topic: Newcomer
Subject: Yay!


Another lovely new face around here.

Lots of welcomes to you.

Sounds like you will find lots of others with alike interests here.

Check out the recruitment section for information on upcoming games, and if you run into a current game thread that looks interesting it can't hurt to send the person(s) running it a PM.

Hope you like it and feel free to ask any of us questions.

Welcome welcome!

M.


Posted on 2009-10-24 at 23:37:16.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Logbooks covered in Cocoa...


1. Emybear: The replicators are misreplicating the taste of hot cocoa, just something I made up to give engineering something to do. Not really important, just one of those things that gives a game 'flavor' in this case - bitter

2. Updated Logbook with Kennedy and Warwick's actions...

3. Updated Logbook incorrectly and can't figure out how to change it, see there I go again trying to make the newbies feel better about making mistakes: Oh Glorious DemiGod Leader Man (yes still sucking up over here ), can you change the time from 0008 to 0800?

4. Warwick... will have a post up as soon as I can with all your delightful new duties aboard 'my' ship (I only lend it to the Captain you know? )

M.


Posted on 2009-10-24 at 22:21:56.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Ah ha!


Leave it to Rer to take the blame...

Culprit found... *rubs hands* Now must devise appropriate punishment

M.


Posted on 2009-10-23 at 19:43:58.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: lol


Well thanks for all the cocoa compliments.
I was just looking over the 'technology' area on Alpha Memory to see what I could have broken down for Engineering to fix and replicators caught my eye. Right about then I went... 'man I could use some hot cocoa, it's not really good for the new eat healthy kick, but man I want some... wait! I don't have any! grrr'

And so... there it is. Inspirational moments at their best.

BTW... so far it just says 'they' are complaining about the cocoa... if someone would like to have their character head up the complaints for that please feel free

M.


Posted on 2009-10-23 at 18:15:52.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Aye!


You keep your hands off my replicators!
If this ship needs kicking -I'll- be the one to do it.

M.

Posted on 2009-10-23 at 14:31:45.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Second Try...


You know I only did this to make the newbies feel better, see even us seasoned innmates make mistakes.

Besides this is probably more fun anyway:

In 2368, Federation photon torpedo warhead yields had at least 16 preset levels. A large explosion was created with five torpedoes set to level 16. (TNG: "New Ground")

New toys for Mac to play with. I made up the name... there was a pic of Data standing before a Mark V torpedo, so I added a I to make it the newest version with all 16 levels of whoop ***.

Correction in.

M.

Posted on 2009-10-23 at 13:45:44.

 


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