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John Michael Kane - Reporting In, 20th January 2020
« on: January 20, 2020, 10:02:33 am »
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Re: John Michael Kane - Reporting In, 20th January 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 01:10:30 pm »
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Character Name: John Michael Kane
Character Age: 31
Character DOB: 27 September
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Michael Meier, a divorced father of one, was a Starfleet Lieutenant and Tactical Officer aboard the USS Indianopolis, who during his shore leave decided tour Scotland for a few weeks with Ansel, his four-year-old son from his first wife. Their first day in Edinburgh, Ansel suddenly began to cry; there was sudden intense pain in his right lower abdomen, and it was unbearable.

Dr. Natalia Kane, John's distinctly Scottish and profoundly civilian mother, completed her civilian medical training and began serving as a Pediatric Surgeon in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was the Pediatric Surgeon on ER call in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital the day Michael brought Ansel in. Natalia diagnosed Ansel with acute appendicitis, and performed the appendectomy herself. The procedure went without complication, and Ansel was promptly discharged the next day, but not before Michael and Natalia had shared a few meaningful looks and blushes.

Michael would bring Ansel back for follow-up the next week. An exchange of (personal) numbers, an extension of shore leave on Michael's part, an extensive internal debate regarding doctor-patient ethics, and a few weeks of courting later, Michael and Natalia decided they were meant for each other. Ansel wholeheartedly approved of his new mum - Natalia was a lot nicer than his old one, plus, she could cut kids open and put them back together which was just... geil!

It was not long until he would have a younger brother.

Named John Michael, the boy was given his mother's surname instead of his father's and he grew up to be a bright and adventurous lad, adored by his parents and considered an endearing little pest by his elder brother. John was particularly fond of his Da (he called him 'Da', not Dad). Of course, Da, having taken up a command post in Starfleet, was now exceedingly away from home.

John's relationship with his brother, Ansel, as a child was typical - the elder considered the younger a little pest, and the younger considered the elder a tattling spoilsport, and often wondered if he was secretly an adopted Klingon. Yet, the elder secretly adored the younger, and the younger secretly looked up to the elder. In other words, a perfectly healthy sibling relationship.

John ended up being exposed to the medical environment since a tender young age. His Mum often took his brother and him to the hospital with her after school as she needed to keep an eye on them (especially Ansel, he was growing up too fast). Watching her work, they quickly realized how awesome their mother (stepmother in Ansel's case) was: the way she handled all those shiny instruments and high-tech equipment, the way she consoled and counselled her patients, the way she delivered good news or broke bad, the way she could often be a real-life Sherlock Holmes when it came to a particularly complex case, not to mention all those surgeries she did which they often got to watch from the sterile bay if the parents of the children allowed it. At that point in their lives the Meier boys knew only one truth:

Doctors. Were. Cool.

Mum was cool by extension.

Michael, whenever he was around, noticed that both Ansel and John liked to lie down in the grass of their yard and stare up at the night sky. It was an innate love of the final frontier that Michael knew the boys had inherited from him. So Michael would drive the boys away from the city into the rural areas at night on camping trips, where Ansel and John could stargaze without light pollution. There, they beheld the Milky Way in all its beauty and glory as it arced across the night sky, and they fell in love with it. Stargazing with Da, while the elder regaled to the boys the stories of his adventures as an member of Starfleet, became John's absolute favourite moments, moments that would inspire him to one day go where no one had gone before.

Then Da died.

John was ten at the time, Ansel fourteen. John was just returning from school when he saw his crying Mum holding a sobbing Ansel to her chest, a Starfleet notary sitting on the sofa across. The details were classified, but Lieutenant Commander Michael Kepler Meier had gone down a hero, and would receive a posthumous Starfleet Medal of Honor.

John's world crashed. He barely said a word for the next six months, not even at his father's funeral or the award ceremony. Both Ansel and John would decide to join Starfleet, following in their father's footsteps. John however became quite reserved after his father's death, growing up into a man of few words. He preferred not to talk unless it served his purpose and he became too engrossed in his studies and the pursuit of his dream to get accepted into Starfleet, to have anything resembling a proper social life or a hobby. It would seem that the only time John wasn't studying his brains out was when he was at the gym or the dojo; he needed a physical release, so instead of engaging in sports or social activities he decided to learn self-defense, Jeet Kune Do in particular.

John Michael Kane would go on to obtain admission into a medical school in London, graduate with multiple distinctions four years later, finish a Residency in General Surgery and a post-residency Fellowship in Advanced Trauma and Surgical ICU, before finally applying for Starfleet Academy.

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Previous Role-Playing Experience: I have been roleplaying, Forum RPGs exclusively, for on and off for well over a decade.
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[Sickbay, USS Archer CA-29193]

<Dr Kane, Lieutenant T'Korra has entered the seventh stage of labour,> the computer's voice projected across the office. John opened a single eye, his right one covered by his right arm as he lay sprawled, one leg over another, over the couch in his office.

"Hmm..." if he remembered his med school Obstretrics right, the seventh stage of Klingon labour was the last one. The eighth stage was the delivery of the placenta....

"Alright," John mumbled to himself as he pushed himself off the sofa. Groggily walking over to the desk, he pressed the comm button. "Computer, have her shifted to Sick Bay on priority."

Their resident Klingon, full-term thirty weeks of gestation primigravida, enters labour in the middle of the night and the ship's Obstetrician is on shore leave. Regardless of the fact that a surgical delivery was indicated by necessity, considering the child's father was an Andorian of all species, he still would have preferred a proper Obstetric opinion before scrubbing in for such a complicated procedure.

"Nurse Anum," John called as he exited his office and entered the Sick Bay proper. The nurse on call rubbed the sleep out of her own eyes before directing her attention towards him.

"Prep the surgical tables, get two wide bore IV lines and get ready to scrub in for a K-section. And wake Nurse Sasha up. I'm gonna need at least three assistants for this one," he continued.

Anum yawned, "... at this hour? ..." then her eyes snapped open. "A K-section? T'Korra?"

"It's her."

Nurse Anum groaned.

Soon enough, the patient had been shifted onto the surgical table and everyone was scrubbed in. Laser scalpel in hand, John began. The surgery was arduous and extensive, and more often than once John felt out of his league. But a surgeon's job was to persevere, as his mother would say, and that John did. Wordlessly. Tirelessly.

/BEEP-BEEP-BEEP!/ /BEEP-BEEP-BEEP!/ /BEEP-BEEP-BEEP!/

"BP's at 70/40," the Anesthesia Tech pointed out from besides John, as if the latter couldn't hear the blaring sirens himself.

"Initiate massive transfusion protocol," John ordered, and four hanging bottles of purple blood began to release their contents into the unconscious T'Korra's veins.

By the end of it, John was drenched in his own sweat, his heart thundering against his chest and his scalpel in his hand as he stared at the blue-skinned, forehead ridge-possessing, hollering, drenched mess that was a Klingon-Andorian hybrid baby that the nurse beside him now held in her arms.

Shrechn was a father now, and T'Korra a mother.

John said nothing. He was a man of a few words. Turning his attention back to his patient, he silently began the layered closure of the uterus and abdomen, the cries of the newborn fading into background noise. Yet, the mother was stable, the child scored healthy, and one of his most complicated procedures had - hitches aside - been generally successful.

He was indeed a man of a few words. He said nothing. Yet no one alive except another surgeon or physician could relate to the sheer, unfathomable delight that John Michael Kane felt in his heart at this very instant.

Additional information:
  • John Michael Kane is portrayed by Adam Driver.
  • John Michael Kane's personality and name were inspired by the fictional character, Jason Bourne.
  • John's primary theme song is, in the same vein, Extreme Ways by Moby.
  • John's favourite dish is Wasabi Chicken. He is also addicted to tea.
  • John's favourite pass-time is physical activity (working out, martial arts).
  • John's brother, Ansel Meier, is also in Starfleet.
  • John's greatest fear is suddenly losing his brother and/or his mother.

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Re: John Michael Kane - Reporting In, 20th January 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 01:24:22 pm »
Welcome John :-)

A great application and before we assign you to a SIMM, you'll need to complete the Academy Training Course.

An Instructor will be with you shortly to get that set up for you :-)


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Re: John Michael Kane - Reporting In, 20th January 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2020, 02:19:16 pm »
Welcome, Dr. Kane.

I have arranged a Medical Academy Training Course for you, which you will find here. Best of luck!

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Re: John Michael Kane - Reporting In, 20th January 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2020, 06:04:02 pm »
Welcome as well, Dr. Kane.

As requested, your Science Academy Training Course has been arranged.  Please find it here.

 

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