Captain’s Log Star-date 67463.6
Admiral Jespah XV & Miranda Fave has just sent through new orders, which can be viewed by any of the crew USS False Bill at: –
After some debate I have decide to ask Admiral Emmylou Galyaski of Starbase USS Ganges to respond on my behalf, as Captain Lily seems to have acquired a two day R&R pass from someone.
Private Log Star-date 84009.83
How are you? Me? Oh I’m much the same as yesterday only that the mysterious non-corporeal force known only as FalseBill appeared in my office this morning and proceeded to set me the task of answering some questions for him least he do something nasty to myself and the station personnel under my command.
However the questions aren’t the easiest, so I’ve got the whole USS Ganges Command Crew to help out. I attached a recording of this morning discussion on the questions.
Q1. How do you handle transitions?
Ike: That’s a bit of an open-end question to start with!
Jalke’i: What sort of transitions? I mean I didn’t handle been transfer from the Station onto the Q skating ring that well.
Emmylou: No Jalke’i I don’t think that what the question is getting at.
Luxani: Traditionally non-corporeal life forms are more interested in emotional changes perhaps you should discuss one of your recent emotional transitions Admiral?
Emmylou: Which would you suggest Councillor?
Luxani: Well becoming a widow was a major transition—
Emmylou: Luxani, the lower cargo-store room does need an full deep clean and re-inventory by hand were you just volunteering?
Jalke’i: Why not try a happy transition instead, like meeting me for the first time
Senezqu: Happy transition, meeting you?
Emmylou: Number One, that is uncalled for!
Reqknor: Arresting Jalke’i and you Admiral for the first time in that Dixon Hill Holo-adventure was a happy transition for me.
Emmylou: Glad you enjoy that.
Ike: Was it the completing the holo-novel or the Admiral in handcuffs that did it for you then Reqknor?
Senezqu: Mister Minorus, that ‘s a whole inappropriate question in a staff meeting.
Luxani: Yes we all know that it was Jalke’i in handcuffs that did it.
Senezqu: Shall I ask Dr. Chamze to scan the station for remaining traces of the cupid various Admiral?
Emmylou: Now that’s one transition I don’t want to be reminded of, when all my senior staff turned into a bunch of love-struck Romeo & Juliet’s and kept trying to romance me.
Senezqu: perhaps we should just answer, very badly?
Emmylou: yes the Answer to question one is very badly.
Q2. Do they frighten you? Inspire you? Sicken you? Amuse you?
Ike: Well that depends upon the transitions because it’s could be any of them.
Luxani: I do agree with you Ike.
Emmylou: fine that easy, Watching people reveal via transition to be a member of species 8472—
Senezqu: I believe it prefer to called them the Undine these days.
Emmylou: 8472 or Undine the tipeds infiltrators watching the reveal transitions is frightening what ever they’re called as a species.
Jalke’i: Well when you put your game face on that inspires me Admiral.
Ike: Jalke’i turning into the Admiral’s number one fan-girl–.
Luxani: Now Ike, you should book a session with me to discuss your problem with—
Emmylou: In the room, can you three take this off-line please?
Ike: Yes Admiral.
Senezqu: now watching those three face transition changes, when you tell them off does amuse me, Admiral.
Emmylou: A reminder I’ve still got a lower cargo-store room needing a full deep clean and re-inventory by hand, so be nice to each other.
Then my dear diary is when we got onto the awkward question with two parts to save my crew blushes I’ve only included the essential part of the conversation.
Q3. Tell us about a memorable transition: –
Q3a. One that went well?
Emmylou: Taking command of my first command the USS Trireme and get my eldest child Sophia to accept life in a starship nursery without a hiss-fit.
Jalke’i: Going from a happy-go luck cadet to a serious Starfleet ensign on graduating the academy.
Ike: A serious Starfleet ensign?
Jalke’i: Yes, hence why I’m the Admiral’s best personnel assistant.
Senezqu: My marriage to my beautiful Klingon bride Grilkasa, I want from a stuffy by the book officer to a more rounded individual, with a wider cultural appreciation.
Ike: More rounded Senezqu? I’m going to call Doctor Chamze now we clearly had a break out of a different strain of the cupid virus; everybody has gone lovesick and Delusional.
Luxani: You know cynicism doesn’t suit you Ike.
Emmylou: No but cleaning the lower storeroom does, we see you later Ike.
Ike: Yes Admiral.
Q3b. One that didn’t go so well?
Ike: having to go and clean the lower storeroom.
Luxani: Bye Ike.
Well diary I didn’t tell the senior officers but I know one of the worse transition I had to endure was the day I finally got my Scott, may he rest in peace, to admit and face up to his binge drinking problem. It was so hard going from a happy couple to one with miss-trust issues ever time alcohol was around, it took far too long to work our way through that issue. The only transition memory that was nearly as bad was back when I became the USS Atlantis X/O after the first battle of Cait and my first task was working out just who and how many friends and colleagues we lost in that failed Dominion assault, at least that horrid only last a day.
Let’s say you meet a character. It could be a canon person, or not. They might be from your universe, or not.
Dear Diary it’s me again now what on Earth does FalseBill mean by Canon person? I’ve consulted the Starfleet database and even the Federation interweb database and both are just drawing a blank, so I’ll just go with historical hero or heroine instead.
Well as soon as I said that change to the bonus questions, Jalke’i said she wanted to answer these questions, so over to Jalke’i
Thanks Admiral, the persons I most like to go back and meet so I could help them would be Prime Minister Kulei and Commodore Lily Fitzroy just before Centauran first contact with the Federation.
Q4. What would you tell them about a transition that they might be going through?
A4. Well I tell Kulei that she is leading the Centauran through it most important transition in its history, to have less faith in the old court and judges system and not listen to old myths and start first contact by provoking Lily via aggressive greetings.
I also tell Lily not to wear the formal uniform hat to the meeting with Kulei and go with a Vulcan hand salute rather than an Earth handshake.
Q5. How could you help them with it?
A5. Well having attending the Academy course on diplomacy and first contacts I’ve read and writing essay on both ladies biographies and have watched the classic Centauran film ‘Successful Failure’ as part of my first year at the academy. I understand
Q6. Would you help them?
A6. Screw the Temporal prime directive, I would offer both Kulei and Captain Lily Fitzroy my sage advice and experience to prevent the tragic misunderstanding that was Centauran First Contact.
Till next time XXX & OOO to you diary.
Admiral Emmylou Galyaski