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» Recap: Not Where I Belong

Posted on Thu Jan 21st, 2021 @ 2:18pm by Captain Aurther Winters in General News

Hey All!

I know it's been almost a full month since we had really any action around here, so to help out I thought I would get a recap going to bring people back up to speed incase they have forgotten:

The U.S.S. Wayne, under the command of Captain Jenkins, was attacked by a mysterious Romulan ship. Unknown to Starfleet, Captain Winters knows the ship in question, as it is thought to be under the control of former Starfleet Officer, and Chuck Norris crewman, Axelrod. The destruction of the Steamrunner class ship, the lose of half of her crew including Jenkins has now brought Axelrod to the spotlight for his action. This also comes under the weeks of Federation supply lines being attacked as well, also thought to be Axelrod.
Now the Chuck Norris has been assigned to a task force to pursue, capture or destroy the ship as it is been deemed a intolerable threat to the Federation.
On route to their patrol sector, their escort is forced to fall back due to mechanical issues, leaving the Chuck Norris on her own, right where she is usually meant to be.
Once searching for this enemy ship, they follow a trail that leads them facing off with the unknown ship. However no shots are fired as Winters and Axelrod have a hostile chat. Winters demands the Axelrod turn himself in. Axelrod refuses and explains that he is innocent, and actually on the run because factions within the Romulan empire are under the belief that he is a time traveler, which he protests.
Axelrod makes a hasty retreat, using the ships cloak to the displeasure of Winters.
In the meantime, Lt. Wyatt, distressed about the lost of his old mentor and friend, Captain Jenkins, is relieved of duty after letting his anger an emotions boil over and pulling a phaser on Winters. After being confide to his quarters, he suddenly felt unwell and saw himself start to disappear before his own eyes to his horror. Winters was able to arrive in time to watch the man disappear from existence, before getting a cryptic message from him, at which point he found out he was in a Lt. Wynonna's quarters now.
Commander Pibb, now promoted to the head of the Hazard Team, and Captain Winters seem to be the only crew that remember that Lt. Wyatt was a real person. Starfleet records list a John Wyatt, but he listed as KIA in 2280. Pibb is continuing to covertly investigate the matter.
Commander G'ginloss, taking on his new position as the XO is handling it well, taking charge and showing why was given the position. His slight bickering with his brother Lt. G'odoss about the newly acquired Ensign Awal Kronnelti.
While at the command of the Chuck Norris, an unidentified ship opened fire on them, and after a small engagement, that ship was disabled. As the crew attempts to make contact with said ship, three other Romulan ships are approaching them, with their intentions... unknown.


» IDF Awards Nominations for December 2020

Posted on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 @ 7:35pm by Captain Aurther Winters in General News

Greetings to the intrepid crew of the Chuck Norris,

Here are the nominations sent in for Decembers IDF Award Nominations:

Best Post: Lieutenant Tyjuuc & Ensign Jack Keegan
https://chucknorris.idfleet.com/index.php/sim/viewpost/225

Funniest Post: Lt. Cmdr. G'ginloss & Lt. G'odoss & Ensign Keegan
https://chucknorris.idfleet.com/index.php/sim/viewpost/240

Genesis Post: None

Most Posts: Lieutenant J'goss Yass G'odoss
8 Posts

MVP: Lieutenant J'goss Yass G'odoss

Most Improved: None

Rookie of the Month: Lieutenant JG Steven Wright

Recruitment:None

Good Luck to all!


Justin/Winters


» Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted on Mon Jan 4th, 2021 @ 7:05pm by Captain Aurther Winters in General News

Good Day to you All!

I would like to say a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all took advantage of the time to spend it with loved ones, and just take some time for yourselves well.

I know there has been a bit of a slow down since the holiday season, but it is my hope that we will be able to get things up and going again and get back to our regularly scheduled program.

Welcome to 2021!


Thanks,

Justin/Winters


» Congratulations you have graduated from Starfleet Academy! Now what?

Posted on Fri Dec 18th, 2020 @ 3:28am by Captain Aurther Winters in General News

Hey Everybody!

Whether you are new to the ship, new to simming or an experience simmer, I want to say welcome aboard, glad to have you and I hope we can all have some fun together.

I have seen that a few of you have been logging in, but still have not written anything, and I would like to help if I can but offering some tips and tricks, and just general thoughts that may help you out.

Personal Logs:

This are just a standard log that usually is written in the first person. One usually uses these to help flush out their characters but writing about themselves, their experiences, or maybe their past. They can start off by giving the Stardate if you want, or just jump right into it.

(EXAMPLE)

"Captain Winters personal log, Stardate 60957.9. While having the retrofit to the Chuck Norris underway at Starbase 10, I have decided to check in with my brother on Starbase K-7. It's been a few years since we have seen each other physically, but we keep in a touch at least once a week. He's told me about these new Warp Cores they are working on, and I heard they might be installing one on the Norris soon."

With this log, you can now determine that Winters has a brother who works in engineering on a different Starbase, and even though they are apart, they keep in touch. It also lets readers know that the ship is in drydock for refits and repairs as well as perhaps a new warp core. These kind of elements could be hints to a future mission, or clues and elements that you could write and use in your own posts.
These are good ways to help try and get out points or information that you think other people would like to know, or just you own musings.
Although there are no rules to how short or long these are, it's best practice to have them be at least a paragraph long.



MISSION POSTS:

Where the fun happens. The best way to look at it, is that you a writing a chapter to a novel or part of a script to a TV show. With this Sim, as well as others, the Captain (I.E. Me) will plan out a mission which will start with a Genesis post. This post will serve as the launching point the mission, with the perimeters and goals that want to be achieved. In the case of "Not Where I Belong", the overall mission goal, is the capture the pirate known as Axelrod. Now, does this mean that the Captain has set out a exact way the mission will be played out? Short answer is no. There maybe an overall mission goal, but the fun is getting there. You are free to take the mission however you see fit, as long as your keep it within the perimeters or reason. What that means, if say we the crew is chasing down another ship, Q won't suddenly appear and solve our problems. Or one's own character won't decided to steal a shuttlecraft and run off for no reason. I would assume that if you have joined a Star Trek sim, you are fan of the shows, books, games or comics, so one would assume you know what I'm talking about.
Don't be afraid to take some risks if you want. The worse case scenario if there is any sort of problem, it can be edited later, or someone might be able to write a solution that has come up.
Which leads to looking for set ups and leads. An example of this, is the Captain or someone might tell your character to look into something, or preform and action. You can take that and run with it, branching off with either a quick side venture, or maybe something could be used later. Never underestimate what you bring. The more ideas out there, the more material there is to work with, and of course, have fun while doing it.
Some just quick things to touch on as well:

Time is meaningless: In each post there is a spot that asks what the is the timeline. Most of the time as you write consecutive posts, it just stays at "Current". However, if you wanted to add something to a situation or time, don't be afraid to write something that happened in the past. Things don't have to move rigidly linear. This would also work in between missions, if you wanted to give more back story to your character. Something may have happened in their childhood, Academy days, assignments before where they are, that may have shaped who they are or why they act a certain way. A nice flushed out character is easier to write for, then one that is full of secrets and mystery.

You don't always have to write a post with your character in it:
This is something a lot of people don't think about. You could always write something that may be important, or not, to the story but has nothing to do with the "main" characters. Here is an example from this sim.

https://chucknorris.idfleet.com/index.php/sim/viewpost/128

For some context, this mission had two Ferengi Freighters that showed up with the entire crew dead. This was both a post that went back in time to explain how that happened, as well as did not contain any of the "main" characters. This post added elements that other people were able to incorporate later.

Post by yourself, or with others:
If you feel like you can write something by yourself, go for it. If you want to add other people in, because you want their input because their characters are in it, then do that you can do that too. Never be afraid to ask for help.
I myself have let it be known that you can add me in to a post you're writing so I can offer assistance. I can help read it over, suggest ideas, or just say "hey, looks great". This goes with most of the command staff and our doctor as well.


FORMAT:

So this is one of the newer hurdles for people new to simming, and that is what is the best format. Luckily there are a few articles on the IDF website that can help, but these are the few I use, which I think works well.

OFF or O.O.C. : This might come at the beginning, or the end of your writing. Usually contains something the author wants to say to the rest of the players out of character. This might be a note, an idea, or just general chat. Someone might also use it in the middle of their post to clarify or convey a message if they want.

ON: This denotes when the post actually starts

(Location) or {Location} : Set's the scene and helps the reader know where it is taking place. (U.S.S. Chuck Norris - Bridge) or {Earth - Starfleet Academy}

Quotes, obviously are when people are talking, but used in the right context, could also be someone thinking in their head:

"Yes sir, I will get right on it!"

"Funny" Winters thought to himself, "They never sounded that excited when I gave an order."

The is a personal preference of mine, and that is when people are communicating with someone over a comm line, using the =/\= symbol, as to denote the communicator on ones uniform.

=/\= This is Captain Winters, I read you Commander G'ginloss =/\=

Again, personal preference on that one.

There may be a time you want to lift part of someone else's post to help put yours in context. With that, we use the good old, .



"Yes sir, I will get right on it!"

"Funny" Winters thought to himself, "They never sounded that excited when I gave an order."



Finally, grammar and spelling. I know this is a challenge to some more than others as they tend to write on their phones and not on a computer. However do you best to make sure you your spelling, especially when you are trying to reverence things that are specific to Trek. If you misspell something, it maybe harder to understand point you are making. Same with grammar, but again, these are all learning curves as we have not all written in this form before.

Lastly, from my experience, I like to put down who wrote the post, as for myself:

Captain Aurther Winters
Commanding Officer
U.S.S. Chuck Norris


And then as an example to put them all together...


OFF: If you have read this far, thanks, it's going to make me feel like it was worth my time writing this all out.

ON: (U.S.S. Chuck Norris - Bridge)

Captain Winters, the commander of the U.S.S. Chuck Norris spun dramatically in his chair to face the helm. "Lt. G'odoss..." he called out, "Set course bearing 023, mark 223, full impulse."

"Aye sir, course laid in."

"Kick it." Aurther commanded as he leaned back in his chair. "I hope that catchphrase catches on." he though to himself.

=/\= Commander G'ginloss to Captain Winters =/\= The voice rang out.

"Winters here, go ahead Commander."

=/\= Oh nothing too much going on, just a routine communication check. =/\=

"Copy that Commander, reading you loud and clear." Winters closed the comm line. "Well that was a little exciting."

OFF: There we go eh?

Captain Aurther Winters
Commanding Officer
U.S.S. Chuck Norris


I hope this can give you a quick insight to how to get started around here. If you have any other questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me via Discord or directly through here via our PM's.

Thanks!

Justin/Winters


» New Crewmember

Posted on Mon Dec 14th, 2020 @ 2:26am by Captain Aurther Winters in General News

=/\= Incoming Transmission =/\=

All hands this is the Captain, please welcome aboard the newest crewmembers on the Chuck Norris:

Ensign Chip Assistant Chief Security/Tactical Officer.

Welcome Chip, please feel free to jump in with a mission post or log at your leisure.
To the rest of the crew, please help me welcome them and make them feel at home here on the Chuck Norris. For the purposes of the plot, we will assume Chip boarded the Chuck Norris before it left Starbase 10.

Thank you,

Captain Winters


Latest Mission Posts

» Dead men tell no tales

Mission: Not Where I Belong
Posted on Fri Jan 22nd, 2021 @ 10:32pm by Captain Aurther Winters

OFF: Let's try and keep this rolling!

ON: (U.S.S. Chuck Norris - Bridge)

"Still nothing sir." Lieutenant Riley said, turning her head to address the Captain.

"And what is the ETA on those incoming three Romulan ships?" Winters asked to Commander Pibb. His eyes turned back to the view screen.…


» Topic Title

Mission: Not Where I Belong
Posted on Tue Jan 19th, 2021 @ 11:48pm by 1st Lieutenant Douglas Collier

My eyes slowly open while adjusting to the light. Its just as bright as before, except there's a red light pointing at me. The individuals in white seem to be on opposite sides of me. The one on the right seems to have some sort of reflective objects in both…


» A New Player Enters the Game

Mission: Not Where I Belong
Posted on Tue Jan 19th, 2021 @ 7:33pm by Captain Aurther Winters

OFF: I know we have been relaxing, and I hope everyone is feeling energetic and ready to get back into things, here is hoping this helps!

ON: (U.S.S. Chuck Norris - Prime Universe)

"Well what is the situation Commander?" Winters asked as he took the command chair, he started to…


» Strange Things are afoot on the Chuck Norris

Mission: Not Where I Belong
Posted on Sun Jan 17th, 2021 @ 4:22pm by Captain Aurther Winters & Lieutenant Commander Balen Pibb & Lieutenant John Wyatt

Off: This is an alternate timeline. That will eventually tie into Wyatt's story arc.

(Winters Here) To clarify, this alternate timeline is the Kelvin timeline.

On: Wyatt's head was spinning. He felt he had just flown a thousand feet. Only to plummet straight down.

Despite this, he figured he figured…


» Something on my mind

Mission: Not Where I Belong
Posted on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 @ 4:58am by Lieutenant Commander Ech'am G'ginloss & Ensign Awal Kronnelti

After walking around the Chuck Norris realizing there is no Holodeck on the ship, Kronnelti heads to the Security & Tactical room and takes a seat to think to himself. ~How would one get sparing practice in without a holodeck~ Kronnelti thinks to himself, oh well he says as Kronnelti…


Latest Personal Logs

» ?

Posted on Mon Dec 28th, 2020 @ 5:55am by 1st Lieutenant Douglas Collier

His eyes suddenly open, darting around immediately. He sees strange men in white talking to themselves as he lays under some weird light source. He tries to move his arms. They're stuck. The men begin to turn around, and he immediately starts to yank free. They frantically speak in a…


» Letter from Commadore

Posted on Mon Dec 28th, 2020 @ 5:41am by Lieutenant J'goss Yass G'odoss

Dear Grandson I have wrote you on this day . With some dreadful news There is A traitor aboard the ship I am not sure of who it might be but safe to stay close to that brother and captain of yours


» Army Poem

Posted on Wed Dec 23rd, 2020 @ 7:58pm by Lieutenant J'goss Yass G'odoss

As I Sit here broken hearted came to shit but only farted and then one day I had to fart I quickly had to asked to excused cause darn it I just sharted


» Subtle Changes

Posted on Wed Dec 23rd, 2020 @ 4:34am by Ensign Jack Keegan

Keegan walked into his quarters with pure confusion. "Computer, begin personal log entry. Personal Log Ensign Jack Keegan. So far, I have enjoyed my time on the Norris. Currently, we are on a patrol assignment. Apparently, we are helping pursue a Romulan ship that destroyed the USS Wayne. I know…


» Thoughtsb

Posted on Mon Dec 21st, 2020 @ 7:38am by Lieutenant J'goss Yass G'odoss

I sit in my quarters after a long shift and I think to myself will I ever be a good captain will I ever be a captain I sit here as Lieutenant wanting more and wanting to be a good officer that the captain will advance quickly