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Artemis-cellaneous: Memorable whatevers from The Borderlands


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This exchange - including the narration from Yalu's POV - between @Yalu and @Savel really amused me. There's often a lot of question and concern from new Ensigns about how to sim as a Lower Decker, when all the more senior officers should really be making the calls... and this is it. Sim to your duty post and, if a more senior officer disagrees, they'll just overrule you! Hahaha

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Savel: I will take two security crewmen with me to take the room. That should suffice. ::to Yalu:: Commander, I know I cannot order you to remain here, but I strongly suggest you not open yourself up to further injury. If I understand the rules of this 'game' correctly, one more will conclude your participation. ::to Vedic:: I am leaving a crewman with you. Please remain vigilant for any threats outside of the room. This could very well be an ambush.

The thought had also occurred to Yogan that the longer he went without having his “injury” healed, the likelier he was to sustain further simulated injuries. The computer was smart, and would extrapolate any number of things to befall an officer who went into battle with a broken ankle. He would have to be extra careful.

He also mused for a moment on the weirditude of junior offers deferring to him. It wasn’t so long ago that he was the newly minted ensign offering his insights and recommendations, knowing full well that his superior officers would probably disregard them out of hand simply because they outranked him. Or, at least, that’s how it seemed.

Yogan chuckled. Now he was in the position to do exactly the same thing. How quickly things change.

Yalu: Your concern is noted, Ensign, but I’ll join you.

 

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Another great quote today! This time from @Hiro Jones:

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To free up a hand, Osuna handed one of the bluezers [blue-handled training phasers] to Hiro, smirking as he did so.

Osuna: Forget the hippocratic oath for the next few minutes, will you, Doctor?  ::Gesturing down the corridor::  If you see anyone – anyone at all – shoot ‘em, alright?

Jones: Hippocrates mentioned not using the knife. ::Checking the charge on the weapon, generating a soft whine as it proved ready for service:: He didn't say anything about phasers.

 

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This exchange, particularly this punchline from @Savel was brilliant!

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((USS Artemis | Deck Somewhere | Jeffries Tubes))

Silveira: OK, deck 4 right?

Kader: I’m pretty sure we passed 3, maybe 5? 6? At most.

Savel: I...was not counting.

They needed some navigation signs and maps in here, a big picture of the ship with a red dot and a big arrow. You Are Here!

Silveira: You sure? I thought it was 4.

Savel: At least we are confident our current location is on board the Artemis.

 

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@Vitor S. Silveira:

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Silveira: Please call me Sil, or Vitor. Whatever pleases you the most, we are on shore leave. ::He winked.:: Given enough time if I bother you too much you can call me anything else.

If that isn't quintessential Sil, I don't know what is lol.

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As they got to the dock, the whole street opened up, and off the dock, on an island on the sea, there were four large statues of Caitians that were illuminated with torches. 

Flames rolled around the arms, body and legs of the statues, one of the statues had flamed her. At the foot of the statues was four stages, on each stage were the drums and the players, setting the rhythm for this symbiotic symphony that slammed the entire dock area. 

The atmosphere on the dock was charged, and all of the revellers danced and thronged together to the beat. The music from the musicians travelled down through the streets to the dock, for Caitians this fusion of sound was as powerful as any drug. Luxa felt herself carried along, and joined the dance along with the others. 

In other news, @LuxaLorana has me wanting to visit Cait on my next vacation. GPS coordinates, please?

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As they sped onward, three grazu came to investigate. Hiro remembered the huge creature off the walking path, and was momentarily frightened. When he saw the large, curious, almost whale-like eye of the beast, it became a magical moment. He dove a little lower; the grazu matched his decline. He pulled up way harder than he'd meant to, and accidentally sent himself into a backward summersault. The grazu gave a huge flap of its wings, which sent it skyward, then wrapped them in tight, hanging weightless for a moment before arcing back down. It whizzed passed Hiro by about two meters. Heart racing, Hiro couldn't help but laugh. He was flying with a huge Caitian bird-thing. Scientific nomenclature be damned. This was fun.

The Grazu flew off with a trumpeting call that rang through Hiro's whole body. This little game had increased the distance between him and Luxa though. He needed speed now. Maybe it was playing with the grazu, maybe he was just getting comfortable, but he slapped his arms to his side and spread his legs wide, turning him into a missile. The speed was incredible. His cheeks flapped furiously from the resistance and his eyes streamed freely, but he did catch up to his friend just as she arced away into another spiral, apparently slowing her descent for an eventual landing. He followed suit.

A few, loopy minutes later, Luxa landed gracefully on an unbelievably thick carpet of moss not far from the watering hole. Hiro was ... less graceful. His landing, while not a crash landing, was more of a semi-controlled, flop/tumble/roll. Whatever it could be called, he was grateful for the springy moss. He looked up panting with exhilaration and excitement from the ground at his friend.

Jones: Best. Shoreleave. Ever.

This is what exploration's all about. The mental image @Hiro Jones conjured for me with this Sim was just 10/10.

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Lorana: ::out of breath:: Sorry I'm late! ::catches another breath:: I don't want to miss out on all the fun … I can play with balls!

@LuxaLorana takes the win today 🤣

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Honorary quote from the Artemis’ discord channel that perfectly examplifies why Artemis Poker Nights are a BAD IDEA, all around:

 

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Talos Dakora:

> MacKenzie: ::standing up:: It starts as Go Fish, but it always ends in someone getting stuck picking up extra shifts at work, and my job is hard enough. ::raising her mug:: I’ll see you all for the tour.

Weird, my card games always end up with people losing clothes...

I honestly don’t know which one between @Addison MacKenzie and @Talos Dakora is the worst kind of card game 😂

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On 8/27/2023 at 9:54 AM, Ensign Sadar said:

Is there a word for hating and loving something at the same time, @Hiro Jones

I think "Ambivalent" would do the trick. lol

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And there it was. He wasn’t falling, walking or even running into the trap. 
He was jumping head on and shouting "TRAP ME".

To be fair, that is a very ‘Trek’ kind of trap response, @Vitor S. Silveira 😂

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Black: We came here to honor you in death, as we never had a chance to honor you in life. You were different, unknown. We don't know what you believed in, we don't believe in what you believed. We bury you and honor you in our own tradition, as we don't know yours. Forgive us our nescience, and find your own absolution in our respect for your sacrifice.

Adea: But also, please don’t come back and kill any of us.

Most honest mic drop which made me laugh for honest five minutes straight. Thank you @Genkos Adea for a really great pun in that situation. ^^

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