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 Post subject: Hum Drum
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:02 am 
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08:15 1st October

After the events of the early morning, Taft had returned to his business as usual. Finishing putting on his base fatigues and going to his office. He was the highest ranked Sgt on base, at least as far as the Marine Corp was concerned, and so he had space to handle his paperwork and the like. There was plenty of it to be done in any military but by the time it reached him it was usually just a matter of reviewing, assessing, and either sending it up or returning it back down to be amended or double checked. On rare occasions he got to bring somebody in and ask them just what the hell they were thinking but that had been few and far between. Fuck ups rarely got assigned to facilities such as this, it wasn't a dumping ground for rejects and those who were not quite cutting it. The best and brightest, however, often came with quirks of personality that needed to be handled from time to time. Like Blake's poker game, but that hadn't become an issue yet.

He sat behind his desk, leaving his door open a crack, and proceeded to start reading reports and lists. Oh, that was why they paid him the big bucks. All five grand or so a month.


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 Post subject: Re: Hum Drum
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:13 pm 
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Robert McCauley hadn't had much sleep last night. While he had been on this base for a while now, and was starting to understand the workings of the place, he felt like he had only barely scratched the surface so far. That wasn't why he had slep bad, though. No, he was sleeping bad because his old wound was aching a little again.

In the morning, the Captain dismissed it and walked to the small bathroom. He washed his face, brushed his teeth and then had a quick shave before he put on the olive-drab uniform he had been issued when he joined Stargate Command. It was time to check in with work.

After stepping out of his quarters, the Captain walked around the halls for a few minutes and then entered Sergeant-Major Taft's office. "Good morning, Sarn't Maj'r." the Captain said in greeting to the man.


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 Post subject: Re: Hum Drum
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:43 pm 
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Taft glanced up, a survival trait, before unleashing his canned response. It was a good thing, it was an officer, so he immediately changed his response as if the statement was an order rather than an observation. "Yes sir." He'd figure out a way to fulfill the order later, so that it remained operable. He watched the Captain for a long moment and when a reason wasn't volunteered he took it on himself to move the conversation along. "What can I help you with this morning, sir?" Taft could easily imagine the Captain was lost, it wouldn't be the first person to poke their head through his door looking for something else or just wanting a finger pointed in the right direction.


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 Post subject: Re: Hum Drum
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:08 pm 
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"I came here this morning, to see if you needed anything. The Major told me to check up on everyone" the Captain said. Not everyone, though. Really, he was only told to check up on the Marines. And who better to start with than with the Sergeant-Major? "What I meant is, I can help with most things if you need me to. Truth is, I want to do something. I haven't sat around this much since I was deployed to the sandbox with One Recon."

Doing nothing was one of the great sins of the Corps, and if he were an Enlisted man he would've been chewed out by the Sergeant-Major for admitting it. Although, he hadn't been doing entirely nothing. For example, he'd been helping out the security personnel, but even that had come to an end.


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 Post subject: Re: Hum Drum
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:59 am 
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"Lookit there," Taft thought while wearing his completely attentive because you're an officer face. "an officer doing nothing. Who'd have imagined?" He made an effort not to send the Captain after map grid squares or tank tread grease. Neither of which existed, though the Captain had no reason to know that, and the Quartermasters would get a kick out of watching the guy try. But then he'd be back all worked up about it and Taft didn't have time to take the Captain to see the Major about why it wasn't going to result in some sort of revenge punishment. "Well, sir, I would hand over a few of my duties but as you can see they largely center around sitting still as well." And lots of paper work that had to be done right the first time.

"I find the easiest thing to do for us Marines is to volunteer to escort the survey crews, never know when you'll find one of those moments of sheer terror in between the long stretches of interminable boredom. Short of that, you could go around and look over the shoulders of the various departments." Which was, he thought, what most Captains did when they got bored of their 'jobs'. He had to admit though, this wasn't a training base so some of the things that he himself enjoyed doing to make the rank and file sweat weren't available. Taking an AK-47 with blank shot out to ambush a rucksack march of recruits was a lot of damned fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Hum Drum
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:53 pm 
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The Captain nodded at Taft's explanation. "I'm not sure I have time to go out, to be honest. Colonel Sumner asked me along for the Atlantis Expedition, and I'm inclined to join him. However, for now, I'll see if anyone needs someone elsewhere then." he then said, after the man gave a few things he could do.

Thank you, Sergeant Major." Robert said. Then he turned around, and stepped out of the office. He'd go see if anyone could use a hand somewhere else then.


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 Post subject: Re: Hum Drum
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:02 am 
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Through sloth the roof sinks in, and through indolence the house leaks. Fia muttered to herself as she navigated the seemingly endless halls. If that were truly the case, House Fiametta was going to be standing at the end times. Balanced in her arms were five mission folders, an ancient primer, and a latin dictionary, all of which she wanted to read before lights out. On top of that she had a hare-brained scheme this morning, one that she got the ok for before really thinking it through. Things like that always happened when she was bored. Boredom was not a friend, in fact boredom was that weaselly troublemaker who managed to talk you into trespassing in the neighbors yard, and then was nowhere to be seen when the neighbor came out.

So now she had to plan a rotating schedule of three day trainings, find areas to run them, as well as a list of likely candidates. All of this on a base she had only just been assigned to. She needed someone who had been here a while and had a clue, and only one man came to mind. Not to mention is was a good excuse to talk to him again. Juggling the pile to one side, she freed up a hand to tap lightly on his door. Got a minute, Sergeant Major?

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 Post subject: Re: Hum Drum
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:39 am 
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Taft recognized that voice before he looked up, so he didn't look up. "If it rescues me from paperwork, I certainly do, Captain." He'd given up trying to pronounce either of her proper names, but in that subtle way that made it so nobody else knew. He'd just called her Captain the entire time they'd chatted before. "Please, have a seat. And your friends too." He gestured at the books in her arms and the two empty chairs in front of his desk. There were two other desks off to the opposite sides of his office space, where two other Sergeants did their work, but neither Sergeant was in attendance at the moment. Everything in the room, however, was general issue.

"What can I do for you, Captain?" He finally finished what he was writing, set his pen down, and looked up. Folding his hands together on his desk as he watched her he finally cracked something of a smile. Well, as best his hardened features could muster at the moment at least.


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 Post subject: Re: Hum Drum
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She dropped the 'pile of doom' in one of the offered chairs with a sigh of relief. I haven't carried around this much homework since Holy Cross. She noted, shaking her arm a few times to get the circulation flowing again. Tucking one foot beneath her, she settled gracefully into the other chair. She returned his smile. Well she thought it was a smile, and hopefully it would still be there when she finished. And I can't promise this won't actually increase your paperwork. I've gotten permission to run every other month or so refresher SERE training, starting with survival. I need to have a proposal together in five days, and I figured you would be a good resource. At the very least I wouldn't mind bouncing some ideas off you.

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 Post subject: Re: Hum Drum
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"Appalachian State, myself." He made the comment casually while waiting for her to get herself situated. Once there, and given the comment about possibly increasing his paperwork, he braced himself for her proposal. Oh, that wasn't so bad. "Oh, training. I like training. And that's a good and useful thing to train for. What intensity did you have in mind? And is this for military personnel only or are we going to force the civilians into it to? They're the ones who could use it the most but they're also the ones that will fight you over it. I suggested a gentle update on firearms training and had a linguist damn near bite my head off like I was trying to put her through Spetsnaz training, or SEAL hell week."

Taft pulled a legal pad out from under some things on his desk and started writing as he spoke. "Classroom and practical, or just a brush up lecture or the like? Generalizing or are we going to input specialized environment training? Oh, by the way, more than happy to help." He grinned, it was like his smile except only half his face moved.


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