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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2014, 04:21:35 AM »
Linna, no need for an apology or to feel bad, I should of made a point of saying that he was clean shaven. I don't think that there is a huge rush, and I REALLY do appreciate the help.

Question mark, no worries. I'm not feeling like a neglected spouse quite yet. ;)

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2014, 11:17:34 PM »
Finally got those PMs out to you two.  Also, it seems that many of the people who contacted me privately have lost interest.  Well, the deadline is several days away yet.  Here's hoping!




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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2014, 08:23:54 PM »
To Blinkin and Linna, I pose a question: should we extend the deadline and hold out for additional applicants, or shall we begin on schedule?




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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2014, 09:13:49 PM »
Referred the game to a friend of mine.  Known him for a long time, great writer, and is genuinely interested.  So... we should have our third and can start on time as soon as his sheet is up.

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2014, 06:16:54 AM »
If we need to wait for a third player... didn't you have some people in PM? then I'm ok with waiting.

Linna, could you summarize what the text in the jpg's says?

Thanks

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2014, 06:41:27 AM »
If we need to wait for a third player... didn't you have some people in PM? then I'm ok with waiting.

I do, or rather did.  They've been quiet for quite some time.

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2014, 07:33:49 AM »
I have some real interest in this game, thinking some sort of military personnel.   Later today I can get you a brief that hopefully fits your liking.

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2014, 08:13:38 AM »
I have some real interest in this game, thinking some sort of military personnel.   Later today I can get you a brief that hopefully fits your liking.

Excellent!  Were you the referral Linna mentioned?

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2014, 09:26:03 AM »
That was me, actually. I'm just getting the last few bits into the Dossier for your perusal.

Interestingly, also went the military route. Ex-Royal Engineer, now consultant to the MoD. Dossier to follow shortly.

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2014, 09:36:46 AM »
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FULL NAME: Alec Wyn Llewellyn
ACADEMIC DEGREES: Mechanical Engineering BSc University of Cambridge, 2001; Structural Engineering MSc University of Cambridge, 2002.
CITIZENRY: United Kingdom
SEX: Male
AGE: 38
DATE of BIRTH: 8th March, 1976
PLACE of BIRTH: Aberystwyth, Wales
CURRENT ADDRESS: 35 Marchwood Close, Nottingham, NG8 1PJ, UK
NEXT of KIN: Sion Llewellyn (brother)

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ETHNICITY: Celtic British
HEIGHT: 185cm
WEIGHT: 102kg
SKIN COLOR: White
EYE COLOR: Grey
HAIR COLOR/STYLE: Brown, short
TATTOOS: 'UBIQUE' - left shoulder
BIRTHMARKS or SCARS: None
OTHER NOTABLE MARKS or PHYSICAL TRAITS: Shrapnel scar above left eye, moving towards hairline.

BIOGRAPHY: Alec entered the Sandhurst Military Academy at the age of 18 to begin officer training, sponsored by the Corps of Royal Engineers. Attained commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1995. Led a combat engineering troop in Kosovo in 1998, helping to construct the operating bases of the NATO peacekeeping effort. As part of the Army's personal development programme, he achieved entrance to Cambridge to read mechanical engineering, and then a master's in structural engineering, finishing his studies in 2002. This meant he missed the start of the Afghan War, but was sent with 39 Engineer Regiment RE to begin construction of Camp Bastion in 2006. It was during this tour that his unit came under mortar attack while travelling to construct another forward operating base. Three of his troop were wounded, another gravely so, and he received light injuries of his own.

His career continued, with him mainly being deployed in support roles building infrastructure and removing that of the enemy. Several times he found himself attached to Signals units operating deep in unfriendly territory, gaining a finer appreciation for covert operations.

He retired from the RE as a Major in 2008. The MoD kept him on as an advisor and investigator, which led him to some interesting situations until he landed on the government's radar for the ARCTICA project. He accepted their 'offer'.

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In your own words, describe why you conduct the research you do: Always been the 'public service' type. And this pays more, allows the retention of the Army pension, and gives plenty of opportunity for travel.

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2014, 09:43:17 AM »
Excellent!  Were you the referral Linna mentioned?

I was not,  however I will gladly bow out for isambard to take the spot.  From what I read, at least how I portrayed your message, it seems like you're only using three players so I wish you the best of luck and I'll be reading up on this as it is very interesting.   

It you ever open up to more players I'll definitely be aboard

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2014, 09:49:19 AM »
I was not,  however I will gladly bow out for isambard to take the spot.  From what I read, at least how I portrayed your message, it seems like you're only using three players so I wish you the best of luck and I'll be reading up on this as it is very interesting.   

It you ever open up to more players I'll definitely be aboard
Do post your Dossier, if you have one. If QM chooses yours over mine for a better game, I'm still going to read it!

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2014, 10:06:29 AM »
I don't have one yet, was going to work on it tonight,  so all is ok :) good luck

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2014, 10:57:01 AM »
I don't have one yet, was going to work on it tonight,  so all is ok :) good luck

Hmm.

I've been considering taking on four players, if there was a demand for it.  So far the dossiers have been excellent, and I've found no good reason to try and eliminate one of them.  Submit your dossier, and we'll see if it works. 

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2014, 02:54:17 PM »
zoey.calhoun@MONA

sean.gallager@MONA

alec.llewellyn@MONA

I always encourage discussion amongst the players, in private, away from the GM's eyes.  This can be OOC, of course, or IC.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2014, 06:37:06 PM by Question Mark »

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2014, 07:40:32 PM »
I'm up to conspiring against the GM.  God only knows how many times I've had my own players fuck me over with half-baked ideas.  Except you, Isambard, you're a saint.

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2014, 08:29:16 PM »
It's the players job to confound, confuse and frustrate the GM, thats all the fun the GM gets... but I'm not sure what I can do to aid in that noble effort. ;)

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2014, 09:14:29 PM »
I would like to point out that if the NSA gets its kicks from monitoring emails for fun, I'm pretty sure this MONA group is gonna get its knickers in a twist if they DON'T monitor our emails.  So... I'm all for sending emails where the GM can see, since that means if we send something it's getting read by the guys who probably have a pool going as to who sends a nude pic of themselves first.

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2014, 10:37:37 PM »
I would like to point out that if the NSA gets its kicks from monitoring emails for fun, I'm pretty sure this MONA group is gonna get its knickers in a twist if they DON'T monitor our emails.  So... I'm all for sending emails where the GM can see, since that means if we send something it's getting read by the guys who probably have a pool going as to who sends a nude pic of themselves first.

That's... actually a really good idea.  So, OOC chatter is private, or can be shared with me if you wish, but all "private" IC correspondences must be sent to me in addition to their intended recipient.  Linna is right: not a single thing Dr. Gallegar, Dr. Calhoun, Mjr. Llewellyn, or Chreestafar's forthcoming character do, say, or write will go unmonitored by the Powers That Be.

For the time being, emails should be restricted to PMs.  Clearance for civilian adjuncts wishing to modify the Brief is forthcoming.  I should note that the civilian adjuncts have view-only access to the dossiers and Brief, and are able to send emails within MONA.

Damn, I wish I had thought of that.




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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2014, 11:41:07 PM »
Just in case and because this is so damned intriguing, I'm working on a dossier.  I'll have it done by tomorrow. 

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2014, 06:27:17 PM »
Just in case and because this is so damned intriguing, I'm working on a dossier.  I'll have it done by tomorrow. 

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I'm glad you find it damned intriguing, as opposed to meh intriguing.  I'll be keeping and eye out for your dossier.

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2014, 11:06:48 PM »
I'm not if meh intriguing is possible, but it's stuck in my brain now.

Question Mark, dossier on its way to you. 


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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2014, 11:27:31 PM »
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FULL NAME: Rebekah Emily Graham
ACADEMIC DEGREES: Bachelor of Science Geology and Archaeology, University College Dublin, 2009. MA Archaeology, University College Dublin, 2011.
CITIZENRY: Canadian/English (dual citizenship).
SEX: Female
AGE: 26
DATE of BIRTH: November 14, 1998.
PLACE of BIRTH: Victoria, BC, Canada
CURRENT ADDRESS: #1204, 178 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V 7AA
NEXT of KIN: Patrick Graham, father. 

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HEIGHT: 5' 8"
WEIGHT: 135 lbs.
SKIN COLOR: Fair
EYE COLOR: Blue-gray
HAIR COLOR/STYLE: Dark brown, short.
TATTOOS: None
BIRTHMARKS or SCARS: Four-inch thin line scar on left forearm.
OTHER NOTABLE MARKS or PHYSICAL TRAITS:

BIOGRAPHY: Rebekah Graham was born to Patrick Graham and Elizabeth Graham, née Davis, while her parents were stationed in Canada with the Foreign Service.  The family returned to the UK when Rebekah was five years old. 

Rebekah showed an interest in the sciences and archaeology during travels with her parents.  She enrolled in University College Dublin at the age of seventeen, to pursue a degree in the institutions geology and archaeology (combined) program. 

After completing her BSc she continued on in the UCD graduate school, where she obtained her Masters degree in Archaeology.  During her time at UCD, she participated in a variety of archaeological and geoarchaeological projects in Europe and Iceland. 

She is currently working on a geoarchaeological research project for the Museum of London Archaeology, combining the use of auguring and LiDAR mapping in assessing current and future dig sites.

CURRENT OCCUPATION: Research Fellow, Museum of London Archaeology.

PERSONALITY: Friendly, loyal, focused, good sense of humour.  She values competence and common sense.
PHOBIAS: None.
HOBBIES: Cooking.  TaiChi.  Swimming.
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CRIMES: None
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In your own words, describe why you conduct the research you do: I believe geoarchaeology is the next step in the ongoing development of the science of archaeology, and the key to uncovering previously unknown history.

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Auguring, huh?  Well isn't that interesting....  I think Dr. Graham will be an excellent addition to this operation.




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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2014, 04:24:34 AM »
I think that birth date might be off... but that's a minor nitpick in an interesting Dossier. :)

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Re: ARCTICA [Story Emphasis] [Hard Sci-Fi]
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2014, 01:27:44 PM »
I think that birth date might be off... but that's a minor nitpick in an interesting Dossier. :)

Aargh!!  Yes, the date is off.  Thanks for catching my typo, it should be 1988.  *bangs head on desk*