Switch to full style
Forum for the U.S.S. Atlantis, running every Wednesday at 2100 EST. Talk about your missions and your crewmates here, and post your logs for everyone to read.
Post a reply

CMO Lieutenant Jr. Grade Velina Tailor

Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:51 pm

Ensign Velina Tailor, Zero Log. 11702.22
“Computer, begin recording…

“Velina Tailor, Medical Officers’ Personal Log. Stardate 11702.22

“I remember being in the crowd at Vinland station that cheered for Atlantis when she limped in under her own power, even though her hull had been torn apart during her final battle of the Tzenkethi war. It was an impressive moment. It gave a lot of us hope and strength to get through the end of the war.”

“And when the war ended, there were many patients who had been wounded in the battles, brought into Vinland’s infirmary from ships from all over the fleet. I remember in particular, one patient who came in from the Sentinel. She was a young diplomatic officer. She had a bad head wound and she was unconscious for a few days after she came in. When she woke up, and we told her the war was over she was relieved, like most of us, but she also seemed so sad.”

“I asked why, and …no, she hadn’t lost anyone, like a lot of people had... it was different than that. She said that she was an ambassador for the Federation, and this wasn’t the same Federation that she’d joined. Something about it had fundamentally changed.. Even when the peace had been declared, it wasn’t going to be the same. How could it? The federation had been threatened, and now it would close itself off from its ideals of exploration and peace, learning and discovery. She said, it’s been the same throughout history... Whenever there are wars, societies focus on defense and become more suspicious of outsiders. The Federation has been no different.. and change is coming. She made me think, that one. I’ve never forgotten her. I hope she was able to find peace..”

“It's been a year now, and I've left Vinland -- I've been assigned here, on Atlantis. I was proud to be assigned here .. and I still am. Atlantis is a legend in Starfleet, you know. But almost immediately after I got here, we were declared rogue. In the first week I was aboard. That’s a helluva way to start your career..”

“So.. I’m pretty sure we’ve done the right thing, defying Starfleet… how can it be wrong to rescue a pair of officers from a lifetime of imprisonment? Officers, I might add, who spent their lives serving Starfleet.. and deserved better than that." She harrumphed.
“And, it turns out she was right, that ambassador. Starfleet not only isn’t the same anymore, it’s not on our side anymore. The instant we became inconvenient, did something that was against their plans -- and by their, I mean section 31 -- they threw us under the bus. What they did was wrong. And not only was it wrong, it was evil.“

“Doesn’t matter to me, really.. being declared rogue, that is. It’s not going to change my job much. I’ll still be needed as a doctor here whether we’re legitimate Starfleet officers or not. And I’m not going to abandon my new crew.”

“But I have to wonder, who’s going to cheer for us now..? I’d like to think someone is…”
Last edited by Babette C on Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: MED Ensign Velina Tailor

Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:47 pm

I've enjoyed seeing the effects of the Wide on our characters. This is an important moment of introspection and I like the tie back to Vinland and those events. Good one!

11803.28 New Life

Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:29 pm

11803.28 New Life

excerpt from Away team report. Location: Newly discovered m-class planet on mission to center of galaxy. Planet name tbd.
Lunoculus Exolemuriformes (Moon Eyed Lemur)
The closest terran counterpart I can compare this creature to is a Madagascaran Lemur, hence the classification. We observed one small group, likely a family, with young ones present.

[Holoimage shown here]

Observed traits

Silver to blue colored saucer shaped eyes
Six toes/fingers
Prehensile tail with long hair, much like a terran squirrel’s tail; provides balance when leaping.
Silver and black fur

Trilling call and chitters. High pitched whooping alarm call.

Tree-like vegetation

Tree fruits and insects

Mating and Reproduction:
Triplets observed in one family group. Babies cling to underside of mother’s belly. Mating habits not observed. Gestation cycle unknown.

This species seems very intelligent. Observed individuals seemed to showed as much curiosity towards being watched as we showed towards them. One youngster came very close, almost within touching distance. Immature individuals in observed family group took apparent delight in teasing each other and stealing each others’ food. Recommend future science teams set up camouflage post for further observation.
Velina put down her PADD. That report was done with finally. She just needed to add a little more spit and polish to the whole batch of them and send them off to the Science department, and to Starfleet. This was exciting. In their short time on the M-class planet, along with watching an eclipse of an alien sun, they’d found several new species of lifeforms, which only barely scratched the surface of the flora and fauna to be found there. She wished they could stick around for more cataloguing, but they had a mission to complete. The center of the galaxy awaited them..

Re: CMO Lieutenant Jr. Grade Velina Tailor

Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:59 pm

Neat! Actually seeing the reports that the characters talk about all the time is certainly a nice touch, and tying in shore leave to our overall mission like this is brilliant. Well done!
Post a reply