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Ensign Sotak - New Eye?

2018-11-08 06:13:15

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(( OOC: I realise I skipped my first days of shore leave, but I'll come bac= k to that in a bit. I've been really busy this week, but I hope to be able = to make time tomorrow to write more. For now, I'll let Knight know that I j= ust realised I'd been tagged, so here you go lad :) )) (( Holodeck 1, Deck 6, USS Atlantis - Day 3 of shore leave, early morning )) :: Somebody had once said in one of Sotak's Academy classes that "a scienti= st's curiosity shall forever remain, even if in a relatively small magnitud= e, unsatisfied". That could also be translated to "in their mind, a scienti= st's work is never done". Of course the rule was not absolute, but the "hea= rt" of what being a scientist represents is nearly always present in all sc= ientists. The same saying could be applied to other careers, of course, but= generally, it was more characteristic of scientists, and today Sotak felt = the truth of just that. :: :: Vulcans learned from a very small age how to handle pressure and work, b= ecause those abilities helped them being more productive in their work - wh= ich is the goal for every activity, in their view - and also because pressu= re lead to stress or anxiety, which is simply not acceptable in their cultu= re. It simply does not do. Sotak understands this, lives by it, and believe= s in said philosophy. :: :: And yet there are days when the body is unexplainably tired - correction= : the fact that she didn't know the answer to her query did not mean that t= here wasn't one - and her head was not likely prepared to spend another lon= g session of study in her quarters. As was common for Vulcans, she learned = by seeing and listening, and not particularly by touching or moving in any = way. And yet today, if her mind was not at its best to continue her usual w= ay of studying, she thought that perhaps she could try something different,= and more common in other species's way of learning. :: :: But she was on shore leave! Why would Sotak not relax like everybody els= e instead of keep studying? Because 1) it is a common thing for Vulcans to = continuously challenge themselves, and she did so daily, even if in differe= nt scales, 2) as mentioned, she was a scientist, and she simply was not sat= isfied with stopping herself from obtaining accesible knowledge, 3) it just= wasn't acceptable in her ethics and philosophy. All of these reasons led t= o her downloading programmes to run in the holodeck related to her new topi= c of study: Cardassian language and culture. :: :: That's how she found herself entering one of the holodecks in deck six, = hoping to find some space to run her programme, but when she walked inside,= she found someone already there and on his enjoying his own programme. ::= Knight: Well, who do we have here? oO David Knight. Intelligence. New eye? Oo :: The dark-haired Intelligence officer had now apparently replaced his usu= al eye-patch - which had covered what had been once a healthy eye before it= had been injured during Atlantis's mission to Lydor V - for a cybernetic e= ye, but as she observed, she knew it was a credit to modern technology, bec= ause there were few details out of place that she noticed by second inspect= ion of it, and she did not know how much she would have noticed if she hadn= 't known from the start that it was cybernetic. :: Sotak: Lieutenant Knight. I see you have been given a technical improvement= over your past sensorial disadvantage. :: At that comment she thought she had seen him twitch the corner of his mo= uth only slightly, but she wasn't completely sure, and since she didn't see= any other sign of anything wrong, he assumed that she had only caught an o= ptical illusion. :: oO But this is an Intelligence officer who you observe. One can never know = with complete certainty that what one is observing is actually there. Besid= es, I am farther than anything from understanding facial expressions fully.= Oo Knight: Response TAG/TBC -- Ensign Sotak - Science Officer USS Atlantis, NCC-74682 A239503S10 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "= UFOP: StarBase 118: USS Atlantis" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an e= mail to sb118-atlantis+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/sb118-atlantis. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.