Darwin-A Deck Layout/Deck 9, Section 4, Compartment 8

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Lt. Commander James

Compartment 8 is a fairly standard Junior quarter aboard the USS Darwin-A. It consists of two bedrooms a living area and a bathroom. The right room is assigned to James and he keeps it slightly darker.

Note: Due to the limits of 21st century floor planning technology, placeholders are used in the stead of 24th century objects.

Main Room

The main room is fairly plain and undecorated for now. Near the door are two, two person sofas and between them is a large coffee table.


Shared by the two occupants, it contains a sonic shower, a washbasin, a toilet and two cabinets for storage.

James' Room

Given how much smaller the Darwin is to Starbase 118, James was pleasantly surprised by the size of his room. It is still, of course, much smaller than his old apartment but it is still satisfactory. It has a double bed, wardrobe, a large bookcase, armchair, desk, dining table and a replicator.


Like many pedantic people, James has set several personal choices on his home replicator. For starters, instead of having to specify Tea, [variety], Hot, James has set his replicator to assume that he wants all beverages in the Tea category as Hot (with Hot being specified as 318.45 Kelvin - of course whether it is actually delivered at this temperature is a different story.), correcting one of James biggest pet peeves with the system. Additionally, he has set the system up to deliver a set of pre-set menus for each day and meal, when requested. It is also set up to deliver a random menu (of the appropriate time) when asked, although once again whether it gets the right meal time is a different story.

James tends to have different tableware depending on the replicate food items heritage. For instance, while Earl Grey tea is served in a China Tea Cup, Vulcan Spice Tea is served in a Vulcan monek. This part, at least, seems to work without hitch.


James has divided his bookcase into three sections. He also keeps several mementoes on it's shelves.


On the highest shelf on the left side, is a photo his parents in one frame in the middle and then frames with pictures of his grandparents either side. Underneath is a frame with James' Stafleet Academy Diploma on the left and the graduating year photo on the right. The penultimate shelf contains a framed photo of James, Telice and Kieran from their horse riding trip on Sigma Iotia. Under that are some small models of all the ships he has served on - the USS Discovery-C, the USS Drake, Starbase 118 and the USS Victory. The rest of the space is taken up with a cupboard where James stores his Thermin when not in use.


This section takes up the top three shelves. Notable titles from this section are 'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' by Douglas Adams, 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley and "The Complete Dixon Hill, Private Detective Collection".


This section takes up the top next two shelves. Its contents is mostly devoted to old History books on pre-21st century Earth, Mostly concerning the industrial revolution and the 20th century. There is also a paperback copy of the teachings of Surak (replicated from Vulcan cultural archives).


This section takes up the bottom shelf. It contains engineering documents that are of interest to James, from the position of his profession, that he either can't - or is unwilling - to get in a digital form. For example, various bound copies of schematics for things ranging from the first (successful) warp drive (a modern reproduction of Zefram Cochrane's notes) to the modern EPS conduit. There are also reproductions of important scientific papers from both Earth and Vulcan's past.


James ensures that his wardrobe is stocked with at least one weeks worth of fresh Uniforms, two different kinds of casual clothing (for different situations) and one set of Dress Uniform. The clothes he wore to Sigma Iotia are also hanging up, partially due to sentimentality and partially due to the fact that they have already come in handy more than once.


In the middle of the desk a small seat it tucked underneath it, with draws on either side. The left hand has the most draws containing various components that are either unreplicatable, or common enough that James deemed it easier to mass replicate them. The draw on the right, takes up the entire height of the table and contains boxes with James' various projects. On the top of the table is usually whatever project James is currently working on, a toolbox and various specialist tools - such as a soldering iron and lead-based solder dispenser for use on projects involving 20th century electronics. He also keeps is PADD and desktop viewer on it when it is not in use. The desk is configured for induction charging.

The Walls

The two largest frames dominate area surrounding the door. The one on the left is the Deck Plan schematics for the USS Drake, while the one on the right is the Deck Plan schematics for the USS Discovery-C. To the left of the bookcase, there is a dual-panoramic frame containing a panorama of Lake Ashi on the top and the Great T'Kala Sea on the bottom. Above his bed is the full album art for Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' and an advert for the Atari 1040 ST. On the door are posters for Blondie and Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds. He is still needs to find the time to find schematics for the Victory and the Starbase.

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