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What is the Starboard Lounge for?
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Eulb
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March 18, 2018 - 10:21 pm

Golden Ace glad you said ...

"Golden Ace" post_id=11060 time=1520542790 user_id=4430 said:

perhaps describing it like this. lay flat on the ground. you have starboard and port. and you have upward (forward) and downward (aft). what direction is your head pointing? or your feet? fore and aft wouldn't work as in this case they coincide with up and downhalf port? half starboard?

I like your description ... but you need go further and say " lay down on the compass facing the sky or the point-ee part of the ship ...under the Arch with you head on the north side ... and you feet on the south side ... with your arms stretched out left east and the right west ... then you will have the Starboard side of the ship on the right or east ... if your rebellious then lay face down ... and mess us all up

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"Golden Ace" post_id=11060 time=1520542790 user_id=4430 said:

perhaps describing it like this. lay flat on the ground. you have starboard and port. and you have upward (forward) and downward (aft). what direction is your head pointing? or your feet? fore and aft wouldn't work as in this case they coincide with up and down

half port? half starboard?

Thrustward and reverse?

quantum sufficit

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Golden Ace
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March 8, 2018 - 9:24 pm

I've seen a few of them take off, I worked the flight line. my favorites were the F-15's when they took off. They could MOVE! I saw the two standby F-15's scramble a few times while I was in Germany, Italy and Korea, and was super impressed.

When I was at Decimomannu air base on the island of Sardinia in Italy during the mid 80's. I was there when the U.S. bombed Kadafi in Tripoli so 85 or 86. I saw British Harriers take off and land. they would just hover turn circles and go in for a landing. The show offs. it was very cool.

but my favorite plane to this day is the A-10 Warthog. I was a munitions guy. that 30mm gun could actually stop the plane when it fired. those rounds could cut through tanks like a hot knife through Swiss cheese. and I saw them turn on a dime when I was in Korea, (war games, they were strafing our base) never saw a plane turn like that before or since. Oh and they were quiet... well when you worked the flight line quiet is a relative term. they were much quieter than any of the other planes.

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March 8, 2018 - 7:55 pm

I used to go down to the flightline at MCAS El Toro (dating myself again!) and watch the two standby Phantoms. Once in a great while, My friends and I got to see them scramble on an intercept drill. The pilots would be waddling (running in a fully engaged flightsuit is not the 'prettiest' thing you will ever see) down the runway as the flightcrew was getting the plane started, and they were getting the ladder to the cockpit set up. In less than two minutes The plane would be started and the flight crew would be saluting the pilots. Then the show REALLY started!

The planes would turn turn in staggered formation, and the engines would go to full AB. Then the pilot let off the brakes, and they would fire the JATO bottles.

It was awe inspiring. FLAME AND SMOKE AND MORE NOISE THAN YOU THOUGHT WAS POSSIBLE! And then the Phantoms would roll forward about 300 feet, the pilots would yank on the sticks, and they took off STRAIGHT UP IN THE FRIKKING AIR! In under two minutes the JATOS shut off and the Phantoms disappeared into the night.

HOLY SCHMOW! What a performance. Rather than a brick with jets, I always thought of a Phantom as the airborne equivalent of a motorcycle; an engine strapped to a seat that goes really, really fast!

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Golden Ace
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March 8, 2018 - 3:59 pm

GladDog post_id=11059 time=1520541091 user_id=235 said:

Marine Corps and Naval Fighters use fore, aft, port, starboard. The three axes of motion: yaw, pitch and roll. Helicopters (which I used to work on, along with F4 Phantoms - man, I am dating myself!) also had ascend and descend, as well as slide to port and starboard.

So pitch has UP and DOWN, yaw (twist from a vertical axis running through the center of the plane) has PORT and STARBOARD, roll (rotating along an axis that runs horizontally from fore to aft through the centerline of the plane) also has PORT and STARBOARD (calculated from the cockpit, even if the plane is using inverted flight), pitch (aiming the nose and continuing flight) has UP and DOWN, and side stepping was termed sliding, and had port ans starboard.

Even though the Justice is many, many times larger than an F4 Phantom, I would think it would still use the basic motions and terminologies used by Naval fighters.

And BTW, it is currently 7 bells.

F4 Phantom's were proof positive that bricks could fly if you applied enough thrust. I was Air force. you got me on the bells.

I'm not sure pitch and yaw will work as directions.

hmm.

perhaps describing it like this. lay flat on the ground. you have starboard and port. and you have upward (forward) and downward (aft). what direction is your head pointing? or your feet? fore and aft wouldn't work as in this case they coincide with up and down

half port? half starboard?

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GladDog
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March 8, 2018 - 3:31 pm

Marine Corps and Naval Fighters use fore, aft, port, starboard. The three axes of motion: yaw, pitch and roll. Helicopters (which I used to work on, along with F4 Phantoms - man, I am dating myself!) also had ascend and descend, as well as slide to port and starboard.

So pitch has UP and DOWN, yaw (twist from a vertical axis running through the center of the plane) has PORT and STARBOARD, roll (rotating along an axis that runs horizontally from fore to aft through the centerline of the plane) also has PORT and STARBOARD (calculated from the cockpit, even if the plane is using inverted flight), pitch (aiming the nose and continuing flight) has UP and DOWN, and side stepping was termed sliding, and had port ans starboard.

Even though the Justice is many, many times larger than an F4 Phantom, I would think it would still use the basic motions and terminologies used by Naval fighters.

And BTW, it is currently 7 bells.

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March 8, 2018 - 12:11 pm

lunawisp post_id=11053 time=1520527809 user_id=1568 said:


The easy way to remember which is which? Port has 4 letters, and left has 4 letters. They are the same side, port = left.

Huh! Every now and then someone comes up with something that seems so obvious that you kick yourself for not thinking of it. This is one of those times. Only issue now is, which side is the red light on...

okay but everyone is thinking two dimensional as if it were a sea going vessel you have starboard, port forward and aft. however because of the direction the ship is going forward is up while aft is down. so we are still missing two directions.

so perhaps North, South, East, and west would be more apt for the ship. unless someone can come up with two other directions for the ship?

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March 8, 2018 - 11:50 am

GladDog post_id=2468 time=1491563494 user_id=235 said:

The easy way to remember which is which? Port has 4 letters, and left has 4 letters. They are the same side, port = left.

Huh! Every now and then someone comes up with something that seems so obvious that you kick yourself for not thinking of it. This is one of those times. Only issue now is, which side is the red light on...

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July 10, 2017 - 11:53 pm

with my head between my hands and hovering over my drink i cant seem to consume ... i think " man another GLAD .... this Oikos i need to get to know ..."
a warning message come over my CEI...

" Thank you GladDog your becoming a grate friend " I pick up the glass , down the drink in one swallow and point to X-307 " ill be back with that shipment you placed for that apple shine " touching the CEI unit ... I direct the " communication ear-implant " to connect me with the Gladness.....

A small Sweet voice arrives in my ear and says " Hello Eulb you want to speek to Penniguin ? "
I say "[b][size=150] NO [/size][/b]... get you shorts on and meet me at HERO Plaza , bring Penni ... we got a giant monster porting in ...."

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July 8, 2017 - 7:58 pm

GladDog wanders in and sees Eulb sitting at the bar, tipping back a tall one. Then he notices EVERYONE is tipping one back. Did someone buy a round for the house?

Now Glad sits at the bar and is being mopey... Eulb signals to the bartender to bring a beer as he points to GladDog, then turns to 'Dog and says, "What's up with your sister? She comes in and utterly destroys a robot, and then her clothes burn up. I guess he's your brother, Doc had a dress in his storage and gave it to her, and then she left with my wife so they could shop... man, if I had not gotten all this Dust off of that asteroid, I would be one broke dude about now."

"Just like Doc, always prepared. She's adopted. It was just me and 'Doc and mom and dad, but mom got called back to Earth right after they adopted her. It's been like 20 years and the Justice has missed connections with mom eight times. So dad did his best to raise her, but they call him Gladzilla, because he can get mean and ugly in a fight. He was lost trying to raise a girl. Our neighbors helped, but 'Nessy wasn't a very girly girl."

Eulb thinks that now he understands, but he is still lost why she is so... dangerous.

"If you are wondering why she is such a terror, it goes back to high school. She was dating a senior guy when she was a junior, and they seemed like they were a match made in heaven. All they talked about was going to the Hero Academy. He got in, but then he was booted out for hurting a cadet. His name was James Tallman."

"THE FORGOTTEN MAN?"

"YEP. She was so pissed, all she can think about is beating his ass. So she got stronger and stronger, and stronger... She is damn scary right now."

'Dog turns to Eulb and says, "Oh yeah, you want to get on her bad side? Flip her skirt. James used to do that all the time as a joke."

Another bit of understanding hits Eulb's brain.

"Doc and I, we look out for her. But it's like herding cats, you know?"

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July 4, 2017 - 12:55 am

SOME TIME LATER......

as i enter the starboard lounge i say to X-307 " A round for all " " I just got back from that asteroid we passed and MAN what a haul... got my fill of fighting and filled up my UN-dust bag .... BUT wait i found a vain of Quicksilver and its going to net me quite a pretty profit at the retro-fitters in the up grading some of our older arsenal ..... eat your heart out GladDog , and Consultent .....

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June 26, 2017 - 3:57 pm

as i over here Penniguin and GladNess talking as they leave the lounge i here the words " lets go shopping " ...... I say with my in side " AAAAAAh
i'm never going to have enough UN-dust I'll have to go back to the " sewage recycling plant" and cull more SRAG's""......

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June 22, 2017 - 8:50 pm

Penniguin stiffens as she notices Gladness heading her way. "Great, Eulb is yelling at me and now UV is going to bark at me about something." Gladness leans down and whispers to Penni. Penni, taken by surprise at Gladness' transparency, pulls back to see a flicker of vulnerability. Wait........no, it's just a glimmer of glitter in Gladness' hair. Penniguin looks around the lounge and thinks, "where is that Axer guy? His trench coat would be a nice cover for 'Ness right now. She would probably swim in it but at least her nether yaya would be covered." Unable to find Axer, Penni rushes over to Eulb and pulls his cape off and quickly wraps it around 'Ness. Penni is suddenly aware of how many times heroes have ended up naked in the Starboard Lounge. She stands back and looks and Gladness. Gladness was right, she does look nice in blue. Perhaps some accessories, a black shield, a shiny sliver long sword or some metallic throwing stars would be perfect! Penniguin links arms with Gladness and says, "Come on, these guys can handle this for now. Let's go shopping, get some dinner and then look for Promethieans or Nagdellians to beat up." As the two walk out of the Lounge, Penni doesn't think the two of them will be BFF's but perhaps BFB's (best fighting buddies)

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June 22, 2017 - 8:15 pm

as the Portal shrinks and is ready to pop out of area lock ... I scoop up a still flaming bottle of my favorite peach shine and a malfunctioning sweeper bot effected by the glitter... and toss both into the shrinking portal .... i hope those SRAG's learn not to interrupt our off time ...

Spinning around i catch a glimpse of Gladness 's naked-ness and quickly avert my eyes ... hope'n that i'll not be the recipient of her wrath .... this little one can truly be a real ultra-violent warrior... i do not want to contend with ...

I catch a still convulsing bar-tender X-307 in the corner of my eye .... WELL looks like it didn't get the AARP ( augmented automation robot parts ) package for a upgraded shell containment I sent to the Starboard lounge along with that new batch of blackberry shine . Man I never going to get paid ...

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June 22, 2017 - 1:16 pm

Gladness walks over towards Penniguin, causing her some discomort; isn't this girl nicknamed UV, for Ultra Violent? As Gladness gets close, she leans over and whispers into Penni's ear, "All I have are brothers, and I've been a hero since middle school - what would be some nice colors on me, maybe burgundy with white trim, or blue with black trim?"

When Penniguin looks at her she can see the pleading look in her eyes; 'Ness never got to be much of a girly girl growing up, and needs help with being stylish!

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June 21, 2017 - 10:28 am

Penniguin sighs heavily as she looks at her water deluged coffee and soaked knitting but does like the way glitter sparkles on the scarf. She looks up at Gladness and thinks "Gladness....change color!" Determine that these scurrying vacuum units will not reassemble to cause trouble later, Penniguin slides the knitting off her needles and starts to skewers the run away vacuum units to dispose of. She looks up at Ebon, and thinks "Gross, soggy bread. Yuck! Ohhhh I know, l'll make shish kebabs for dinner." Penni looks up at Eulb, who is yelling at her and replies, "I'm gonna short YOUR circuit, if you don't stop yelling at me!"

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June 21, 2017 - 9:59 am

With gaping mouth i am astounded that the patrons of the starboard lounge have come together so fast .... as i jump in with sword flashing at the boundary of the portal in order to brake the bound of neutrinos and N-Dust that allows this robot SRAG to enter the lounge with destruction in mind I yell at Penniguin " Today Crosby... today....."

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June 20, 2017 - 12:23 pm

(OOC) "Hey, laser lips! Your momma's a snowblower!"

quantum sufficit

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June 20, 2017 - 7:19 am

"Golden Stone" post_id=4123 time=1497929348 user_id=172 said:

He then leans in and whispers "Your mama's a toaster."

(OOC) BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

(IC) Suddenly a black clad gray skinned girl wearing a short skirt falls into the bar breathing heavily - it's Gladness! It seems she wore herself out just getting here! She looks over and see that Golden Stone has the robot's attention, and that Ebon Angel has the robot caught in tentacles. Dr Glad hits her with Recovery Aura and Fortitude and then sits back to watch the show!

"Thanks Bro." She grins slightly as she charges in, coats her fist in dark energy and strikes! Her punch is so strong, it breaks the robot's shell. Then a burst of black fluid comes out of the robot and dowses her.

"EEEEWWWW!! What the !@#$%^& !@#$ is this crap?" She tries to wipe it off, but it is really gooky and sticks to her clothes.

Furious, she catches the robot in Tenabrous Tentacles. and then calls out to Ebon Angel. When Ebon looks she makes a hand gesture like she is squeezing a grape in her fingertips. With a look of glee crossing her face, Ebon nods and raises her hand. Gladness counts down, "Three, two, one..." and then they both squeeze their hands together, causing the tentacles to constrict, breaking the robot into little pieces! Some vaccuum units hit the floor and scurry off. And there is a toaster in the middle of the mess.

Suddenly the basic shell of the robot vibrates violently, and then a burst of flame erupts and hits Gladness. With her dark armor, she hardly feels the flames.

Her oil soaked clothes, on the other hand...

Gladness finds herself naked in a bar that is covered in water, with almost everyone on this level of the ship looking in to see what is going on. She covers her breasts and her crotch with her hands, and backs up to the wall whimpering like she is in pain. "RAISE YOUR CLOAK OF DARKNESS! AND TAKE THIS!"

She looks over and sees that Doc has a black cocktail dress that he pulled out of his dimensional storage. She nods, and disappears into a dark cloud. Doc throws the dress at the cloud, which is pulled in. A few seconds later the cloud is gone, and Gladness is wearing the dress. A bit wrinkled, but still much better than nothing!

"Doc, thank you, but why do you have clothing for me in your storage?"

He looks at her sternly, and then chuckles as he says, "How long have we been siblings? And how many times do your clothes get wrecked in a fight?"

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June 19, 2017 - 11:29 pm

On the very far end of the bar from the commotion sits Golden, engrossed with fishing glitter out of his coffee with a small conjured aquarium net. As if it were an aimed shot, a wrenched off chunk of robot lands perfectly in the apparently doomed beverage. The splash from which thoroughly soaks Golden's helm. The event takes a moment to register, he then calmly stands and removes his helm to reveal a scowling carved stone face set with emerald eyes. Now running on instinct, he teleports to place himself between the patrons and the growing threat while also delivering a heavy stone fisted blow to it's apparent body of combined parts. He then leans in and whispers "Your mama's a toaster.".

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