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Captain Bel Thorne ([personal profile] hellsbel) wrote2015-11-20 10:02 pm

Rec Room

The wardroom, or rec room, is a place to connect.

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[A sharp, ambiguous face appears on the directory screen; the voice is a curt, ironic alto.]

You've reached Bel Thorne. Leave me a vidcall or message here and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

[note: Bel is in cryo from May 9 to May 23, and messages received during that span will be answered after it.]

Please state the nature of the communication (video, audio, text, etc) in the subject line. Non-electronic communications can be directed to Bel's quarters (Nomo Deck, room #005), or left in Bel's shipboard mailbox. If responding to a Spacebook post, please indicate which one.
niffin: ([ tan: REGRETTING THIS ])

text; waves hands vaguely about time

[personal profile] niffin 2016-05-14 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
Crewman Thorne,

I was wondering if you might consider contributing to a course. Strictly on a volunteer basis.
niffin: ([ tan: really ])

[personal profile] niffin 2016-05-15 08:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[ That's the handy thing about invisibility: You don't really have to see anyone. ]

Sorry. My bad.

Your suggestions about ship safety courses, they were good ones. But I think using them punitively (and I'm assuming: presenting the information tediously) isn't as helpful as making them available to the crew at large.

We're all stuck here, and a lot of people don't come from places where ships like this are even a thing. We've got a space 101 lecture going already, and I think your ideas would compliment it well.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like you've had practical experience before this.

[ It's why she's using a title to address Bel in the first place, inaccurate or not. When you're fishing for information, any reaction helps. ]

(In the interests of disclosure: I'm also asking Shepard.)
niffin: i know more than i knew before and ([ yellow: interested ])


[personal profile] niffin 2016-05-15 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
We sort of have that too, it's just not very widespread. Are there any pronouns you prefer?

Other than 'Captain'. I'm not sure how that one would work in a sentence.

Thank you for agreeing. I'll keep you updated with it. I'm hoping to find a civilian volunteer as well, but it seems like that's even rarer here.

[ Even Leia had talked about having a war to return to, and she's discounting anyone from the CDC outright. ]

And for stuff like emergency procedures, that kind of discipline's probably useful anyway.
niffin: but these problems aside i think that i ([ yellow: come on ])


[personal profile] niffin 2016-05-15 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[ It's another moment before she taps out an addition, sends it before she can second-guess it. Bel's a stranger, and it isn't something she'd like to advertise — but Bel's also been easy enough to talk to. And there's that nagging old suck-up's sense still in there, the persistent illogical need to justify herself.

Besides. It's not like Niko hasn't already spread the information further than she enjoys.

The last ship I was on was pretty different from this one. It's been an adjustment.