Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandMissed past threads? Catch them here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=pararescue+witchesOther Quests:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Quest (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Hunter%20Quest (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=gundam+build+fighters+quest (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20Quest (Running)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Endless+Sky+Ace+Combat+Quest (Running)You are Captain WILLIAM PIERCE, a combat rescue officer of the United States Air Force.And currently, you were in the White House Rose Garden, in the middle of your Medal of Honor award ceremony. Sure, it should be one of the biggest and most momentous occasions of your life, but right now you couldn't help but be nervous at all of the VIPs present in the crowd, not to mention being within arms reach of the President of the United States himself as he was in the middle of his speech. Also, your formal Air Force dress uniform, which you had not worn in quite some time, felt tight and itchy."...and so Captain William Pierce, Lieutenant Rachel Kelsey, and Airman Rex Bishop stayed behind on the ground to ensure that their charges could be evacuated safely. They then proceeded to evade enemy pursuit, and were at some points forced into vicious hand to hand combat against an enemy witch, in which Lieutenant Kelsey suffered grievous wounds." The President said. "Their extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest standards of military service and the United States Air Force. I now present to these three the Congressional Medal of Honor."The gathered crowd stands and applauds as the President walks up to pin the aforementioned medal on your, Red, and Rex's chests. (cont)
>>36769903"C'mon, son." The President winks and pats you on the shoulder. "Let's go inside and get us some drinks! Don't have nearly enough to celebrate about these days!"The entire event them moves inside, where you and your squadron find yourselves among the elite of Washington DC. Senators, Generals, and ambassadors from various nations were in attendance. It was almost overwhelming. You lose most of your squadron in the shuffle, but fortunately Janice sticks to you like glue, her arms wrapped around yours."Awfully crowded." You comment."Indeed." Janice nods. "Though you might want to find somebody to mingle with." "Why?""Janice turns her eyes to one side of the room, where you see a gaggle of what you presume to be senators and congressmen eying your every movement."We're a political goldmine right now." She whispers. "Politicians are like savannah cats. They'll lurk close to juicy prey and then pounce when they see weakness. Right now we're just two lone gazelles in the middle of a field.""Okay, good idea." You say, your eyes darting around looking for solace.>The President>The Emperor>USAF Chief of Staff>Family>Other
>>36769913>USAF Chief of Staff
>>36769913>>The PresidentHa ha, time for witches....I should probably start an actual SW folder.
>>36769913>>USAF Chief of StaffLet's try someone new.
>>36769913>>USAF Chief of StaffPolitics... Stick with the some what known and more at home useful.
>>36769913>>FamilyNeed to introduce Janice to family.Also, is little Laika with us?
>>36770042>Also, is little Laika with us?Currently chilling with the other attendees' kids.
>>36770042>Also, is little Laika with us?Hopefully not. The little Russian will raise some unwanted attention and heart attacks.Anyway, this week filler.Still gonna need to work that Xmas special...
>>36770074need to bring her to see the family too, if that choice wins.
>>36769913Okay, time for a runoff. We have a tie between:>Family>USAF Chief of Staff
>>36770156>USAF Chief of Staff
>>36770156>>USAF Chief of Staff
>>36770097You're pretty good
>>36770156BOTHIntroduce family to the USAF Chief of Staff
>>36770254....Well, if we can do this then Change my vote >>36770177to this.We need some political leverage, considering what happened to Bree last time and what happened to Fronk and Merlin now.>>36770243Now how to justify that Gentleman as USSOCOM commander.....
>>36770156Your gaze falls upon your own parents, who had flown all the way out here to see the ceremony. You see Dad being chummy with a few senators and officers, no doubt old war buddies. Mom, of course, was hitting it up with their wives, and a few witches, too. You also see another familiar pair...Janice's parents.Oh nooooooooooo.>ABORT ABORT>Full speed ahead.>Other
>>36770413>Full speed ahead.Bring the daughter.
>>36770413>>Full speed ahead.
>>36770413>Full speed ahead.We shall not flag, or falter. We shall go on till the end!
>>36770413>Full speed ahead.
>>36770413>>OtherBring Laika.Use daughteru to deflecccct
>>36770413>>36770433Seconded. We said family after all.
>>36770413>Full speed ahead.Hey now, nothing wrong with Janice's mother, right? Right.
>>36770413>>Full speed ahead.There may be a day where our courage fails, but it is not this day! This day we fight!
>>36770479I think we will need to borrow Red's katana when we bring Laika to Janice's Father.
>>36770413>>Full speed ahead.Ramming speed! Brace for impact!!!
>>36770413Wait... Where's Bree? Why is best sis not listed here?!
>>36770540We should check the closet....
>>36770540Probably back at the front
>>36770540She's probably still in Europe. You know if the PJW time is concurrent with the events of SW89, she's probably very busy right now.
>>36770413>>36770413"Actually, let's fetch Laika first." You say."Oh, good idea!" Janice smiles. "They'll be overjoyed to see her!"You head over to the back of the party, where you fetch Laika, who had been playing with the other children that had been brought along to the function. "Where are we going?" She asks."You're going to meet our mommies and daddies." Janice grins as she pinches Laika's cheek."Oooooh!" Laika sits up a bit straighter. "Can't wait!"As you head back, you can see both yours and Janice's dad in the same group of senators and war vets, while your and her mom were with the wives, like in any typical formal function.>Meet the Dads first>Meet the Moms first>Other
>>36770771>Meet the Moms first
>>36770516Oh God, Laika wearing THAT SWEATER....
>>36770097Who are these people?
>>36770771>>Meet the Dads first
>>36770771>>Meet the Moms first
>>36770771>>Meet the Dads firstOld men like little girls>>36770789Left to Right:Spiegel (TW89), Maman (SW89), Tarin (PJ89)The gentleman behind....
>>36770771>>Other>Split up by gender. When in Rome...
>>36770863The Big Gnome.
>>36770771You head towards Mom first. After all, she'd LOVE to see Laika, you're sure."Hey, Mom." You smile."Oh, if it isn't the star of the show!" Mom hugs you. "To think, my own son getting a Medal of Honor!""Mom, seriously, it's not that big of a deal." You laugh."No big deal?!" Mom glowers at you. "Do you know how hard it is to get one of those and not die in the process? Don't be going all modest at a time like this!""Oh please, he wouldn't be a hero if he wasn't modest." Janice's mom smiles. "Ah, Janice, I see you brought Laika, too!""Oooooooh!" Mom's eyes widen as she kneels down. "Is this the new girl in your unit you've been talking about?""Yes she is." You nod. "Mom, this is Laika. Laika, this is my Mom.""You're pretty." Laika says simply."Oh she is SO CUTE!" Mom hugs Laika. "She reminds me of Briana when she was that age! Shame she couldn't come!"You vaguely wonder if Mom's memory as fuzzy. You never remembered Bree being nice or sweet AT ALL."So, in light of recent events," Janice's mom grins, "me and your mother have been talking about things...""...what things?" You grimace."Marriage arrangements!" They both chime.Both you and Janice freeze like ice.>EJECT EJECT EJECT>Aren't you being a little premature?>Already thinking ahead I see...>Other
>>36771057>>Already thinking ahead I see...
>>36771057>>other"I see" and nod like a dumbass
>>36771057>>Already thinking ahead I see...Fight, Flight and Freeze are fear responses. Just stay calm and proceed ahead.
>>36771057>Aren't you being a little premature?Marriage arrangements during a war is second only to pineapple salads and displaying of family photos.
>>36771057>>Aren't you being a little premature?Dead Flag#1 raised.
>>36771057>>Aren't you being a little premature?
>>36771057>Already thinking ahead I see...>OtherDid we just trip a death flag? I hope not.
>>36771057>Already thinking ahead I see...MAINTAIN OUR BEARING, GENTS
>>36771057>Other"Mom don't you know that's like Rule #1 of surviving a war? Don't mention marriage until it's over."
>>36771057>Stay Frozen, PRETEND THEY CAN ONLY SEE MOVEMENT
>>36771057cover laika's ears!NOT IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN!
>>36771057>Already thinking ahead I see...
>>36771057"Already thinking ahead I see..." You sigh and shake your head. "How long did you know?""Oh please, it was obvious from the start!" Janice's mom chuckles. "I happen to know a thing or two about love matters!""Mother..." Janice shakes her head and sighs."You mean you're NOT married?" Laika blinks."Quiet, Laika." You grunt. "Do you even know what that word means?""Dunno." She shrugs. "It sounds cool, though.""You are FAR too young to be thinking about things like that, young lady." You sigh."Oh my, he already sounds like a father!" Mom chortles. "Oh, you children will have such a wonderful pedigree!" Janice's mom grins.Well, you guess-Wait, CHILDREN?>DISENGAGE>We're not even close to thinking about that sort of thing yet.>Other
>>36771057>Already thinking ahead I see...The fact that Laika's here will only serve to intensify their relentless hunger for grandchildren.
>>36771354>We're not even close to thinking about that sort of thing yet.
>>36771354>>We're not even close to thinking about that sort of thing yet.
>>36771354>NOT IN FRONT OF LAIKA! (covers Laika's ears)
>>36771354>DISENGAGEI think that's enough of that for one evening. . .
>>36771354>>OtherConsider that that night, no protection was used commence Brain shutdown
>>36771354>I guess we should look at Witch academies. Are there any brochures?We'll exfiltrate while they're looking for the brochures.
>>36771354>We're not even close to thinking about that sort of thing yet.You know what, I think we should have spoken with the fathers.
>>36771398Dude that night was months ago. If Janine were pregnant I'd think she be showing by now.
>>36771420It wasn't months, it was just before the commencement of the korean op
>>36771354>>Other>Consult the Janice>inb4 starstuck look
>>36771430You mean before Kasumi got shot down. That's still long enough for signs to start showing.
>>36771398Could be heavy petting?
>>36771466just before we picked up laika actually but around that time, yea.Is it really that long? I don't get a good sense of time progression from thread to thread and things seem to keep coming one after the other.
>>36771536I want to see Laika meeting Frank.
>>36771354>Carefully glance to the side to gauge Janice's reaction and go from there.
>>36771354>We're not even close to thinking about that sort of thing yet.>OtherWe need to get the war sorted first.
>>36771536It was between a couple weeks to a month, I believe, accounting the operation to take out the White Butterfly, the Kasumi Rescue, the invasion of Korea and the first sighting of the Overlord, the duel with Raikov, Red's recovery, and the Overlord rush.
>>36771354"We're not even close to thinking about that yet." You blanch. "At least not until after the war.""Oh, understandable." Mom nods. "But, that doesn't mean you can't prepare! We've already been picking out clothes, and even come up with a shortlist of names! Two separate ones depending on gender, of course!""M-mother..." Janice shakes her head. "This is too much...""Oh, don't silly! Your grandparents were the exact same way!" Janice's mom laughs. "Excuse me." Another woman, close to the mothers' age, and wearing a Navy uniform, steps in. "I was wondering if I could talk to Captain Pierce.""Oh, Esther, of course!" Janice's mom smiles. "William, Janice, this is Matron Esther Longstreet, who runs the Naval Academy at Annapolis!""Ma'am." You salute. "No need. I'm the one who should be saluting." Longstreet smiles. "That is one of the perks of the Medal of Honor, after all.""I guess so." You nod. "So why would a Matron like you want to talk with us?""Isn't it obvious? You two are set up to be a very politically powerful couple." Longstreet says simply. You get the feeling that she's the extremely blunt type. "A war hero paired with the daughter of a Matron and very respected attorney? Those are the kind of people you'd want to have on your contact list.""As is a full fledged Matron?" You raise an eyebrow."Ah, so you understand the game. That's right." Longstreet nods. "We may be working in separate branches, but I think trading a few favors down the line won't benefit just us, but the country as a whole in the future.""I'm sure." You nod. "Janice? What do you think?""Oh, more acquaintances are always nice!" Janice nods, though her demeanor seems a bit more artificial. >Keep talking with Longstreet.>Take Janice aside for a second to see what's wrong.>Other
>>36771781>>Take Janice aside for a second to see what's wrong.Fuck, its Her.
>>36771781>Take Janice aside for a second to see what's wrong.SHE APPEARS! THE DOUBLE-WITCH!
>>36771781>>Take Janice aside for a second to see what's wrong.can we please stab this cunt in the throat
>>36771781>Take Janice aside for a second to see what's wrong.Don't leave Laika with her.Do we need to shank her Janice? We can do that...
>>36771781>Take Janice aside for a second to see what's wrong.
>>36771781>>Keep talking with Longstreet.Anything else is metaknowledge at this point.Whats more, we cannot just up and walk off. We can discuss this with Janice once this conversation is concluded.
>>36771841>Anything else is metaknowledge at this point.Did you just ignore the line where Janice has a problem with this?
>>36771781>Keep talking with Longstreet.eeeeeeeee
>>36771781>Keep talking with Longstreet.Make sure to take to janice when we are done talking to matron,
>>36771781>>Take Janice aside for a second to see what's wrong.Okay to be fair, Frank is the one with the feud with Longstreet. Not Pierce.
>>36771781>>Keep talking with Longstreet.>>36771858Janice just has her witchpolitik gameface on, nothing to worry about
>>36771781>>Take Janice aside for a second to see what's wrong.
>>36771781>>Keep talking with Longstreet.Maybe she learned how to ask for favours nicely since Frank decided to steal Russian planes for NAVSOC just to get rid of her.
>>36771841well, Janice do looked like she have problem with Longbitch so its not exactly meta........and i heard food allergy can develop very suddenly and unexpected....
>>36771781>>Take Janice aside for a second to see what's wrong.Yeah it's a warning sign.
>>36771781SHIT, It's Longsheet but we have no justification to say no. FUCK!>Keep talking with Longstreet.
>>36771781>>OtherCrush her trachea
>>36771858its a facade. you put that on when you're dealing with folks you dont like but there are times you still need to work with them.Do you just walk away from a superior you have problems with? Also Janice is looking to be a matron as well so its a good idea not to offend her, yet.
>>36771781>>Keep talking with Longstreet.
>>36771781 >>Keep talking with Longstreet.
>>36771924In other hand, Janice is not a type of people who dislike someone without reason.Which make it interesting to find out why.
>>36771781>OtherKeep talking, but let Janice lead, and find the first opportunity to disengage, with the excuse of meeting with our fathers.
>>36772016indeed.but it would be prudent to do it AFTER the talk and not break away immediately and snub her in the face.
>>36771781>Take Janice aside for a second to see what's wrong.>>36772043>Implying we'd get the chance to with all that's going on and inb4 she ropes us into something.
>>36772042Seconding this. We need to make sure we don't step on any minefields here.
>>36772094>>Implying we'd get the chance to with all that's going on and inb4 she ropes us into something.then give a non-commital anwer.Do you just commit to a endeavour without doing any checking?
>>36772126welcome to quests where a choice tends to have weight.If it was so simple to be done later then it wouldn't be brought up as a choice.
>>36772126It's Longstreet. Some anons have intense levels of asspain over her messing with their waifus.
>>36772151>implying she's not up to something right now, like using Janice as a puppet figure.
>>36772151She messed with our waifu AND our little sister. There's plenty of reason for everyone to hate her.
>>36771781"Can you give us just a second, please?" You ask Longstreet."Sure, go ahead." Longstreet shrugs. You turn away with Janice and quietly whisper to her. "Okay, so what's the deal with Longstreet?""There's no 'deal' between me and her." Janice huffs."But I can tell you don't have a high opinion of her." You say back."Well..." Janice sighs. "I don't have anything against her personally, but I do disagree with her training methods. She's a harsh disciplinarian who does not hold back any criticism or punishment. We've had quite a few transfers from Annapolis to our Academy due to "personal differences". Of course, they never say anything specific, but it's easy to infer.""So why's your mom all chummy with her?" You ask."They've known each other for a long time. I think they even fought side by side at some point. Plus, despite what I think of Longstreet's policies, you can't argue that it must be effective if it keeps her in Annapolis.""So, your opinion on associating with her?""I'd be careful. She's a very practical person, but also fanatically patriotic. The type that would bleed on the flag to make sure the stripes are red.">Well, she doesn't sound so bad.>Okay, I'll keep that in mind.>Other
>>36772151Which is what she's trying to do right now. But let's let her ruin Janice's life somehow.
>>36772174For WHAT. Longstreet is in the Navy, Janice is in the Air Force.
>>36772197>Okay, I'll keep that in mind.
>>36772197>>Okay, I'll keep that in mind.some red flags there.
>>36772197>>Okay, I'll keep that in mind.>>Other"I'll let you done the talking then.">>36772209But Janice can be her Proxy on Air Force, anon.
>>36772197>>Other"Then let's not have anything to do with her."Walk off with Janice.
>>36772191She told our 'little sister' the truth, and she probably couldn't handle it.
>>36772191But we're not playing as frank. Pierce would have no real reason to dislike her right now.
>>36772197>Okay, I'll keep that in mind.>OtherAlso, can you take charge? I'm out of my element here.
>>36772197>>Okay, I'll keep that in mind.
>>36772197>>Okay, I'll keep that in mind.>But there's no harm in being friendly, right?
>>36772197>Okay, I'll keep that in mind.The worst that can happen is that we'll have to hijack an Overlord to get her off our back.
>>36772197>Okay, I'll keep that in mind.Stay polite, stay professional, and defer to Janice before agreeing to anything.
>>36772197>OtherKILL HER BY SLITTING HER THROAT-NECK GOD I AM SO MAD AT LONGSNATCH MCFUCKBISCUIT AAAAAAAA
>>36772197>OtherAsk her to take this cripple off our hands. Her method sounds great for this defective ruskie.
>>36772464not-so-gr8 b8 m8 0/8
>>36772464Joe Kennedy plz.
>>36772481I dono... he at least got a 1/8As we can see >>36772480
>>36772440>Fire pistol into the ceiling while shouting
>>36772509Yup, 1/8 seems fair.Though i will give -1 penalties for too blatant so it back to 0/8.>>36772527Do we even still have our pistol here? I imagine SS will have some words about that.
>>36772545Does the USAF dress uniform include a service pistol for officers?
>>36772701No, they learned their lesson when they were still the Army Air Force.
>>36772197"Okay, I'll keep that in mind." You nod before turning back to Longstreet. "Ah, so where were we?""Talking about the country's future." Longstreet says bluntly. "Miss Foster, I think this would be a good opportunity for the East and West Coast academies to forge closer ties. Currently, each individual academy has its own enrollment standards, curriculum, and training methods. Frankly, it's an absolute mess, and horribly inefficient. I was wondering if I could count on you to support measures that could standardize policies across not only the West and East, but eventually every academy in the United States.""That sounds mighty ambitious." Janice says diplomatically. "But I'm afraid my influence is somewhat limited. I'm just a Lieutenant in the Air Force, and don't hold any position of authority in any academy.""Not yet, anyways." Longstreet grins. "I have an ear for these things. Your mother is guaranteed to be granted Matron status once she assumes leadership of the Los Angles academy, and with your pedigree, I won't be surprised if you'll be given an academy of your own eventually.""Still, I think that sort of talk is very premature." Janice gives a forced smile. "But it's certainly something to think about.""As long as you understand." Longstreet nods, seemingly satisfied. She then turns her attention to you. "And Captain, I hear some very interesting things from your unit.""Really now?" You force a smile of your own. "What kind of things?"(cont)
>>36772738"You're practically running a worlds' fair of witches. American, Japanese, and French witches all in a single unit? I can only recall one other individual in the armed forces that could pull that off.""To be fair, the DoD is in charge of my unit composition. I don't really have much say in those matters.""Though one thing does bother me." Longstreet continues. "Lieutenant Kelsey. I've been going over her academy and training records, and I've found that she has particularly powerful magical talent, but from what I get from your reports, she refuses to use strikers?""That's right." You nod."Pity." Longstreet sighs. "Seems like such a waste. A witch of her caliber could do some real good in a set of strikers.">I'm sure she probably could. >It's her choice and I respect it.>She does plenty of good the way she is now.>Other
>>36772738If she touches Laika we gut her.
>>36772762>It's her choice and I respect it.Besides,>She does plenty of good the way she is now.
>>36772701>>36772733I'd like to think Young was somehow involved in that.
>>36772762>I'm sure she could, but in our line of work her healing talent is a better use of her magic.
>>36772762>It's her choice and I respect it.>She does plenty of good the way she is now.
>>36772762>>It's her choice and I respect it.>>She does plenty of good the way she is now.
>>36772762>>It's her choice and I respect it.>>She does plenty of good the way she is now.Oh I hope Longstreet is an arrogant enough cut to press the issue.
>>36772762>>She does plenty of good the way she is now.Step off, bitch.yes, say that"Step off, bitch."
>>36772781>That's the joke.gnm
>>36772762>>It's her choice and I respect it.
>>36772762>>She does plenty of good the way she is now.Let's see if we can tweak her nipples the wrong way by 'unintentionally' reminding her of Merlin, another witch of Red's caliber who doesn't use strikers.
>>36772762>OtherCAMEL CLUTCH, GO FOR THE SUBMISSION, KILL HER KILL HER KILL HER AAAAAA
>>36772762>It's her choice and I respect it.
>>36772818Go home, Young, you're drunk. Or at least more drunk than usual.
>>36772762>It's her choice and I respect it.but>She does plenty of good the way she is now."She's a prime example of the fact that a witch doesn't need strikers to do good. Hell she beat a tank witch multiple times without any strikers."
>>36772762>OtherIn her specific role Strikers would be more of a hindrance than a help.Besides, I should think that the big shiny medal she was just awarded shows that her way of doing things is quite right.
>>36772762>It's her choice and I respect it.>Other"She is what made many of our rescues possible. We need healwitches as well as strike witches."
>>36772762>>OtherIt would be a waste to put her in strikers and hamstring her
>>36772886>>36772860These raise good points.
What we REALLY need to be asking is why Red doesn't fly on a broomstick.>Far less magic use>Can actually fit between trees>Easily stowable>Probably compatible with pants
>>36772936because the ghosthawk is comfierbesides, getting off on your broomstick every 10mins will get tiring after some time.
>>36772964Red isn't Perrine
>>36772964She can stow the broom in the ghosthawk and only use it when we dismount, duh.And pants will probably mitigate that.
>>36772989dont we need to be stealthy on the ground, most of the time?Flying then is probably gonna be counter productive.
>>36772936Actually, if we look on SW canon, using Broomstick need more energy and need more control.
>>36773020Except for when we need to haul ass, yes>>36773021dammit dammit dammit
>>36772762"It's her choice to operate without strikers and I respect it." You say, narrowing your eyes. "And either way, she does plenty of good the way she is now. Moving around on foot gives her a tactical flexibility that benefits a CSAR unit like us more than anything else. Plus, the fact that she's also sporting one of these medals should speak volumes about her effectiveness.""Yes, and that medal was very nearly a posthumous one." Longstreet narrows her eyes as well. "That sort of behavior is going to get her killed, and then we'd be down one very good witch.""We'll see about that." You as you stare at her.However, the confrontation is broken up when Dad intervenes."William!" He says happily, grabbing you by the shoulder. "I want you to meet an old friend of mine!""Sorry, Matron Longstreet." You say. "It appears I have other engagements to attend.""Until next time, then." Longstreet responds.You don't even have time to comment on Longstreet with Janice when you're pulled into Dad's little group of friends. He then brings you front of a similarly middle aged man in a suit. Though he was dressed as a politician, you could tell from his appearance and the way he carried himself that he was military, or at least ex-military."Son, meet Thomas Whitmore. We served together in Asia, and he's saved my life more than a few times!""We've saved each others' lives more than a few times." He chuckles.>Pleasure to meet your, sir.>Wait, haven't I heard your name before...?>Other
>>36773021obviously, the answer is not broom and instead, pic related.
>>36773074>>Pleasure to meet your, sir.
>>36773074>>Wait, haven't I heard your name before...?where is Jeff Goldblum and has he punched you?>>36773097Damn right!
>>36773074>Wait, haven't I heard your name before...?I have no idea who we're talking to.>>36773097Pretty sure it's still as much a bitch to use.
>>36773074>>Pleasure to meet your, sir.>>Wait, haven't I heard your name before...?
>>36773074>Wait, haven't I heard your name before...?Will he be running for President soon?
>>36773074>Wait, haven't I heard your name before...?>>36773097YES
>>36773074>Pleasure to meet your, sir.Is it okay to kind of hate Longsheet more?
>>36773123But imagine that.A product marketed as a little witch exclusive toy, a trainer on how to bring out their inner familiar while experiencing the thrill of flying.And then you bring it to the extreme and you have professional witches using boards like this for E7 style trappar board type shows.
>>36773220The world is not ready yet, anon.>>36773217She is fall into "If Feelthy can make her redeemable then Feelthy deserve nobel prize" category. So yes.She might has point for some of her decision, but that didn't make her less arse and cunt.
>>36773283If Feelthy tries to "redeem" Longstreet I'm just going to kick him in the nads until he stops. There are just some things that should never be done.
>>36773283the world will never be ready>you will never see this in your life>you will never take a trappar board into the air
>>36773313Don't flirt with me, anon-kun~
>>36773313>>36773325Just do it if you want, Feelthy. It gonna be interesting.
>>36773283He's having a hard time with Jess so Longsheet is a long shot. Not saying that he couldn't but I still see her as a arse and a cunt.She does have some points, I think I just hate her outright.>>36773313Feelthy can write whatever he wants though Longsheet is a challenge
>>36773351>>36773341Feelthy can get kicked in the nads, then.>He's having a hard time with JessThere is nothing wrong with Jess. Never has been.
>>36773325>>36773341It might? but at the same time I kind of don't want it. My hate for her is strong I guess.
>>36773325do it or do the ghostdiva lewds.
>>36773351Longstreet just wants those girls to be the best that they can! Letting them slack off and waste their talents does more harm than good. They can hate her. She can be the nasty instructor. But they'll be better by the end of it. She doesn't mind being hated.
>>36773362Some of find her pretty damn annoying. Doesn't mean she has no redeeming points, but I just can't completely like her. But that is of course my opinion.
>>36773362Jess is a prick. I sympathize with Ogawa more then with Jess.
>>36773365you just want to hate fuck the granny
>>36773391Just because she shows up your waifu doesn't mean she's bad.
>>36773362Her lack of filter is pretty much the worst thing. Longstreet intentionally uses threats to further her own goals
>>36773391Your sympathy for a racist is very concerning
>>36773362Some find her annoying. I think i just get better tolerance since i have a little sister myself.>>36773383That surely end well for Sobel or Hartman.
>>36773362Jess is a little entitled bitch that never knows when to shut up, and someone needs to put her in her place. I want to see Ogawa fail just once to reign Jess in, and let her make a complete ass of herself and totally humiliate Kasumi in front of everyone.
>>36773383Yeah, nah, she's a cunt.
>>36773383>Letting them slack off and waste their talents does more harm than good.The thing is, that is kind of subjective with these special cases and mix units imo.Also she lacks tact.>>36773399M=Maybe? That could explain a lot
>>36773429Do you enjoy stroking your unjustified hateboner yourself, or does your mom suck it off for you?
>>36773455Why do it myself when your mom is already so good at it?
>>36773463So wait... are you saying you and>>36773455 have the same mother?
>>36773463My mom's been dead for thirty years. You must be *really* hard into necrophilia.
>>36773383She's one of those teachers who have a rigid picture and will try to shove the round peg (special cases) into the square holes so hard that they break.That and I would say she's worse than Wittman.
>>36773410Don't care about the Waifu aspect in this case and while she isn't bad, doesn't mean she's likable. >>36773418Racist? Maybe, however she's very traditionalist and has some weight on her shoulders in regards to this. I sympathize with her more because while she is sticking to her values she's learning to loosen up somewhat.Jess on the other hand, while i see some development it's mostly just for Kat and i think without her, she'll disregard a lot of things
>>36773411That wasn't really a threat, that was the truth. Red not using strikers really does affect her performance, and if she had had them it probably would have given her an edge on Raikov. Her not wearing them nearly cost her her life.
>>36773493>You must be *really* hard into necrophilia.Where the fuck do you think you are?
>>36773074"Wait a minute, haven't I heard your name before...?" You frown. "Wait, you're Senator Whitmore?""The very same." Whitmore grins. "You've heard of me?""Who hasn't?" You blink. "A war hero AND a US Senator! Aren't also one of the frontrunners to be a presidential candidate?""Yep!" Dad laughs, hooking and arm around Whitmore. "This man here is gonna be the next President of the United States! Mark my words!""Now now, that's a bit premature!" Whitmore grins and shakes his head. "I haven't made a final decision on whether I'll run or not.""Don't be silly!" Dad chortles. "You got 90% of the vote in your state! That's practically unheard of! I gotta admit, you've done pretty well for a Navy puke!""Nice compliment from an Air Force scrub." Whitmore retorts with a grin. "But the odds are still somewhat against me. There's a precedent for wartime presidents to get reelected.""Never know till you try, eh?" Dad slaps Whitmore on the back."Though I do say, if you do decide to run, you'll have my full endorsement." Janice's dad joins in. "I like the policies you've proposed. It'll make being an American soldier MEAN something again!""What's he talking about?" You ask."Oh, well, one of the issues I'm running on my platform is to expand the armed the forces to include a dedicated anti-extra-terrestrial defense force solely under American command. I just don't think the UN is effective enough to defend America's interests by itself. You're a military man, what do you think?">I think the UN's forces are sufficient.>That actually sounds like a good idea.>It sounds like dangerous thinking.>Other
>>36773504I was speaking more to the Fronk side of things, not what PJs are aware of
>>36773518>>That actually sounds like a good idea.>>What do you have in mind?And mark this, Alium will come soon.
>>36773518>I'm not sure, more worried about the people on this planet than another truthfully.
>>36773518>>Other>With the war on that doesn't sound like a bad idea at all.>Possibility of Young flying a lovingly-maintained widow into a martian dread while screaming intensifies
>>36773518>That actually sounds like a good idea.Realistically, it'd be a good advantage, because fuck Russia.
>>36773425So do I but i guess it's a difference in tolerance I guess.
>>36773518>That actually sounds like a good ideaBut ONLY assuming none of this defense involves the kind of superweapons that are under UN control right now. Last thing we need is an arms race
>>36773518>It's good in principle, but I think it'd need to be implemented very carefully. It'd be dangerous if it was done the wrong way.
>>36773518>I think the UN's forces are sufficient.
>>36773518>>I think the UN's forces are sufficient.in the system appears to be working at un forsyth petch to the nta alien task force has not taken a side in this war not even the russian ones
>>36773518>>36773578This, this kind of sounds like the World Police policy we kind of have now. Might seem okay at the time but there must be stuff to ensure it doesn't get out of hand
>>36773518>That actually sounds like a good idea."When this war is over count me in as the first man to sign up for the space marines."
>>36773518>Other"We needed a coordinated command during the Martian War; but it's true the UN is untested. Wouldn't it be better to boost the UN's forces?"
>>36773561>>36773562Less 'Fuck Russia' and more 'The UN is dealing with WW3 right now, their hands might be a bit too full'.Remind me where all the superweapons are based?
>>36773518>>I think the UN's forces are sufficient."The UN got us into this mess, sir. WW3 can be laid solely at their piss-stained feet. I say we pull out, and take our superweapons with us. We don't need them, we can defend against the Martians on our own."
>>36773608But anon, Space marines are fertile....Wait, not that space marine?
>>36773578+1Could be good, could be horrible
>>36773620fuck, wrong thingMeant to vote for "That actually sounds like a good idea."
>>36773518>I think the UN's forces are sufficient.The risk of everyone grabbing nukes and shit is too high
>>36773618>Remind me where all the superweapons are based?Chandelier is in North America, Megalith is supposed to be in Siberia.I think Stonehenge was mentioned once, but I don't know if Excalibur was built or not.
>>36773630no not those space marines.
>>36773653Yeah, they're pretty spread out globally.
>>36773620>WW3 can be laid solely at their piss-stained feetWhat? How is the Soviet invasion of Western Europe and Alaska the fault of the UN? If anything, they're the ones making sure that the Soviets can't use Megalith or get access to any nukes.
>>36773618The UN totally failed to stop Russia before it raped through half of Europe. We don't need them if they're so goddamned ineffective.
>>36773518>>I think the UN's forces are sufficient.
>>36773518>That actually sounds like a good idea.
>>36773653>Megalith is supposed to be in Siberia.>yfw Ghost runs a soviet-POV thread when robo-stalin makes his movehttp://youtu.be/dZBoiW460nU
>>36773680See >>36773701They failed to stop WW3. They failed at their one mission, and they should be cast aside for that alone.
>>36773518>It sounds like dangerous thinking.
>>36773518>>That actually sounds like a good idea.It's time for the Bureau.>>36773653Stonehenge is in England, I think. Excalibur is in Germany as a back-up for Stonehenge.
>>36773701Well to be fair, they were expecting a attack in space not by Russia
>>36773701The UN's mandate is to coordinate Earth's defenses from an alien attack, as well as to control all nukes and superweapons on the planet. They're not supposed to mess with wars between nations unless and until someone makes a grab for a nuke.The UN wasn't being ineffective when the Soviet's pushed through the Fulga Gap, they were doing as they were supposed to do.
>>36773701The UN can't stop the wars between the member states but the military units attached to the anti-alien weapons have kept out of this completely.you let control of weapons like this fall into the hands of individual nations, those weapons will eventually be turned on fellow humans.
>>36773518>It sounds like dangerous thinking.A Martian invasion is everyone's problem, there's no point in going it alone. The Martian War was won through a combined effort.
>>36773747This. The UN's job in this universe IIRC is to defend from the Aliums, not intervene in earth politics.
>>36773518 >>I think the UN's forces are sufficient.
>>36773741>>36773701You have no idea what the UN's job actually is, do you?
>>36773815To stay uninvolved in any events where its influence could prevent great tragedy?
>>36773815To become so bloated and dysfunctional so that it becomes a laughing stock of the world?
>>36773786Indeed. The US may never turn those weapons on a earth nation but other despots that start their own anti-martian space branch? Those weapons will be used at some point of time in desperation.
>>36773815That's what we're voting for, anyway. Why are we for a superweapon program outside the UN's jurisdiction?
>"I like the policies you've proposed. It'll make being an American soldier MEAN something again!"Didn't Rommel say the same thing about the German soldier when Hitler took power?
>>36773829>>36773843He means the SWQ UN, you hotheads, the UN made specifically for purging xenos in case of the Martians want a second round.
>>36773882I'd be totally okay with the US having an autonomous body of regular fighting forces, but superweapons is just asking for trouble
>>36773518>It sounds like dangerous thinking.If one nation develops an X-COM Program, what's to stop others from doing the same? And from then using the technology developed by their X-COM units from being deployed by their own militaries against other Earth nations?This is the reason why the superweapons and all nukes were put under UN command, and the UN was given teeth to protect them.
>>36773518"That actually sounds like a good idea." You nod. "But what exactly does that entail?""Currently, only the UN is allowed to have weapons capable of reaching past the Earth's orbit." Whitmore says. "But what I want to do is give the American military the capability to put defense assets into space at a moment's notice. Me and my team have already got a rough outline for what we want to do.""Almost makes me want to get into politics myself!" Janice's dad laughs."Father, we've been through this." Janice sighs. "You'll never become a senator because that means you'll have to take a pay cut.""Don't underestimate my resolve, Janice!" Her father pats her on the head. "Maybe I'll even be the President myself, on day!""Excuse me, Captain." You hear another voice and you turn to see a General. No, not any general...It was General Malcolm Granger, the Chief of Staff of United States Air Force."Sir!" You snap to attention and salute, with Janice doing the same."At ease, Captain." Malcom says and snaps off a salute. "I'm the one who should be saluting YOU.""What brings you here, sir?" You ask."I actually had a bit of a proposition for you." General Granger says and glances at your father and his group. "Unless I'm intruding on something?">Give me a minute, sir.>I'm all ears, sir.>Other
I realized how dumb it is to rely on nukes alone to stop the xenos from invading, only for everyone to forget all the plasma cannons and Gauss/mass drivers that Tesla planned out decades ago.
>>36773908>>I'm all ears, sir.
>>36773908>I'm all ears, sir.
>>36773910hey nukes can be fun toojust throw casaba howitzers at the aliens
>>36773898My statement still stands. >>36773908>I'm all ears, sir.
>>36773908>I'm all ears, sir.Noo, superweapons bad...even though you're Sen. Whitmore
>>36773908>>Give me a minute, sir.Ok so UN says no weapons beyond earth orbit. Whitmore just wants quick orbital insertion. Doesn't seem TOO offensive on its face, but the ability to put things into orbit is the first step to putting things past orbit.
>>36773908>Give me a minute, sirDisentagle from Dad, Whitmore and Janice's dad politely first.
>>36773908>I'm all ears, sir.[desire to know more intensifies}
>>36773899Well, that's not what he had in mind.>>36773908>"Currently, only the UN is allowed to have weapons capable of reaching past the Earth's orbit." Whitmore says. "But what I want to do is give the American military the capability to put defense assets into space at a moment's notice. Me and my team have already got a rough outline for what we want to do."
>>36773908>>I'm all ears, sir.fuck. we're now party to a potential major escalation in the weapons used in earth nation wars.it wont be in this war but likely in future ones.
>>36773908>"Currently, only the UN is allowed to have weapons capable of reaching past the Earth's orbit." Whitmore says. "But what I want to do is give the American military the capability to put defense assets into space at a moment's notice. Me and my team have already got a rough outline for what we want to do."TIME FOR A NUCLEAR ARMS RACE, BOYSHOPE YOU ENJOY IT
>>36773989>Chicken Little 12/14/14(Sun)22:36:26 No.36773989
>>36773970>>36773989People agreed with an option that Fluff voted for.What did you think would happen?
>>36773908>Give me a minute, sir.
>>36773989So what now? An Arkbird? A SOLG?I think we'll need Razgriz sooner or later.
>>36774021A SOLG would technically be a defense asset within Earth orbit, and so within the scope of Whitmore's plan.Of course, all it takes is a few course corrections, a software update, and now the weapons platform aiming towards Mars is now aiming towards Earth.
>>36774008You think Russia isn't making their own nukes now? Well, MAD made sure that nukes WAS NOT used during the cold war.
>>36774021arkbird is currently active.SOLG will be what happens when the US anti-alien weapon is turned on earth
>>36774037>>36773952Within his plan? His plan is to do what the UN does, and put things into space. He doesn't say ANYTHING about stopping just in orbit.
>>36774042MAD is already in place.The UN comes down with both feet on anyone even trying to develop a nuclear weapons program, let alone anyone developing actual nukes. If anyone does develop a nuke, then they get invaded by every single nation on the planet.If anyone uses a nuke, then they get erased from the face of the Earth.
You all think small.Surely Senator talk about Macross
>>36774056theres another big difference. the weapons are there to protect us interests. which means when it is in our interests to let in an attack, it will be done.
>>36774071I am still believing that Russia under Robo-Stalin does not give a shit about the UN. That and the Russian government lies about everything.
>>36774021>inb4 Laika leads Razgriz in a decade or two and fights for PEACE
>>36774138Russia at the current tome is getting it's teeth kicked in in WW3. How robo-stalin feels about the UN is functionally irrelevant.You are an idiot.
>>36774138explain why megalith is still under UN control
>>36774046Arkbird isn't a thing. Only Stonehenge, Chandelier, and Megalith are in existence.>>36774138That's what Putin's here for.
>>36774162>trusting Putin in any world
>>36774162Pretty sure Arkbird is a thing
>>36774162>that's what putin's forThe irony is palpable.
>>36774162>Putin>trustingPick one and only one.
>>36774157well its under putin's control, but yeah good enough that its not in stalins hands
>>36774162https://archive.moe/tg/thread/21258093/#21264756>There is only one currently operational flying superweapon under the UNEDF treaty. ARKBIRD- A joint Imperial Japanese-American project, the arkbird is a large orbital space plane equipped with a pair of long-range Laser weapons designed to engage orbital targets, and several orbit-to-surface kinetic weapons- 'rods from god'. The orbit to surface strike capability is considered mostly superfluous by analysts, who point out that any XT threat that would require such an attack on earth would have already destroyed the arkbird. In addition to these, Russia operates two extremely large submarines- the Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya and the Poltava. While not explicitly considered superweapons by the UNEDF, these subs are considered the equal in destructive power of a US or IJN carrier battlegroup. Russia also operates the Maxim Gorky- a large, flying aircraft carrier. Capable of handling a single squadron of aircraft, the Gorky is capable of self-defense with several batteries of long range Air to air missiles and attacks with multiple air-to-surface weapons.
>>36774176>>36774167On a scale of Hitler to Satan, Putin is still slightly better than Stalin.
>>36774167Putin has not anything wrong. You're a fucking ass hole.
>>36774162No, Arkbird is a thing. I think Ghost said it belonged to the Japs, not sure on the 'who owns it' part.
>>36774189well the ruskies are down a sub and that flying carrier
>>36774200RIDF pls go
>>36774218No. Frank destroyed that flying carrier a while ago.
>>36774189>several orbit-to-surface kinetic weapons- 'rods from god'.this. this is what a number of us are afraid of. anti-alien weapons turned on humans when nations go to war.>>36774218well to be fair, those aren't weapons under the auspices of the UNEDF.
>>36774226...That's what he just said.
>>36774189>the Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya and the PoltavaThe flying carrier that Frank took out over the Bering Sea was also named Poltava.I wonder if it's just a matter of the Soviets reusing a name or an author error.
>>36774229>Implying those were ever anti-alien.
>>36774226Yes, exactly. They are *down* a flying carrier.>>36774238No, that was the Gorky.The Poltava was the sub Fronk Killed, which is what Raikov's rant referred too. Everyone just assumed it was the carrier because it had been so damn long since it was mentioned.
>>36774238ghosterror properly.considering that the post itself reads:>Russia also operates the Maxim Gorky- a large, flying aircraft carrier
>>36774238... no comment.
>>36774229If the red scum can have single ships/craft that are equivalent to a full USN battle group, then we should be allowed to do the same.
>>36774253Did we sink that sub? I remember it was just a mission-kill that forced it to limp back to dry dock for repairs.
>>36773908"I'm all ears, sir." You say."Now, from what I understand, you've got a very skilled pilot in your squadron flying experimental aircraft, but she's currently using an obsolete tech demonstrator." General Granger says. "What if I told you that the Air Force would be willing to 'upgrade' her plane to something far more cutting edge?""How cutting edge are we talking about, sir?" You ask."Well, as you know, Russia's newest Flankers and the appearance of the Fandance, as well as the Navy's Wyvern means the air war is advancing at a rapid place, and I hate to admit it, but the F-15 is starting to lag behind." General Granger grunts. "Fortunately, our R&D predicted this and had been working on new generation of air superiority fighter, and the war only accelerated development. We call our new plane the F-22 Raptor. Outperforms the Eagle in every way, and is predicted to outperform any Flanker variant and maintain parity with the Fandance and Wyvern. We're starting to roll them out now, but I personally commissioned the creation of a souped up version I call the King Raptor.""So you want us to test out this 'King Raptor.'" You say."Well, that's one of the choices." General Granger affirms. "The second choice is the XF-19. It's a fighter whose design and capabilities are projected to match, or even exceed, the Merlin-Wyvern.""But there's a catch, isn't there?" You narrow your eyes."Suffice to say, we haven't been able to find a pilot who can properly control it, but I have a feeling your girl can do it. Just getting flight data from it can help us refine future plane design and save a lot of lives."So, basically, it was a choice of letting Laika pilot a slightly weaker, but more stable plane, or a wildcard plane that literally nobody else has been able to fly. However, you knew exactly what Laika would pick if you gave her the choice...>We'll take the King Raptor.>We'll take the XF-19>We'll stick with the ACTIVE.>Other
>>36774268Don't die, queer
>>36774268You have made a not at allgrim mistake and now you must atone but not really.
>>36774276>then we should be allowed to do the same.We are. Whitmore wants to go beyond those, and actually get stuff into orbit.Notice how the three Soviet pseudo-superweapons are distinctly bound to within the atmosphere. A US-operated X-T force is projected to go beyond those restrictions.
>>36774283>>We'll take the XF-19KING RAPTOR is extremely tempting though.Also Laika is like, still with us, right? She can't exactly run far.
>>36774283>We'll stick with the ACTIVE.muh eaglemuh canardsmuh 3d thrust vectoring
>>36774277I'm pretty sure we killed it.
>>36774283>>We'll take the King Raptor.
>>36774283>>We'll take the XF-19>>otherMay I speak with you privately sir?I feel we owe it to the general to come clean about laika. That at least he knows what hes getting into.What am I talking about. He obviously knows about her and everything. The CIA knows, he'll know. He'll appreciate it, definitely, though.
>>36774283King Raptor... is that the one with laser defenses mounted on it? WANT>>36774313>We should limit ourselves to Russian capabilities.Pls anon the Russians have always been lagging behind.
>>36774283>>We'll take the King Raptor.We need Raptor. No, Seriously.>>36774276Like battleplates.
>>36774283>We'll take the XF-19
>>36774283>>We'll take the XF-19
>>36774283>We'll take the King Raptor.
>>36774277we put some missiles down its silo doors and it went boom>>36774283>XF-19The fake F-19A Spectre?>raptor>slightly weakerwut
>>36774283>>We'll take the King Raptor.Gotta keep our little girl safe. Well, safer.
>>36774283>We'll take the King Raptor.>>36774335Yes it is. It has point defense systems.
>>36774317Yeah, I find it pretty amazing that these guys are so willing to give a captured enemy soldier the keys to their most powerful experimental planes.
>>36774283Why don't we ask Laika. I mean, even though we know what she'd say she'd probably want her opinion heard. Other than that>XF-19
>>36774276Why do we *want* giant targets that are killed surprisingly easily?Holy shit have you learned nothing?
>>36774283>>36774326yea this. tell the sir force boss.
>>36774283 >>We'll take the XF-19
>>36774365It's really easy to install a killswitch when you have a mental interface required to fly a plane
>>36774365She's in the same unit as a Bishop, and they are already aware of the effect they have on witches.
>>36774283>We'll take the XF-19GIVE IT TO ME, GIVE IT TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>36774283>>We'll take the King Raptor.I don't want our daughteru trying to fly something that kills test pilots
>>36774283MERC.Does the XF-19 have passive stealth?
Maybe I'm ignorant.. why does everyone want the XF-19? I mean.. it's literally a, HEY LETS USE LAIKA AS A TEST SUBJECT!
>>36774283>We'll take the King Raptor.we would need to know more about the -19 if we are putting her into it
>>36774409>Hey Laika, remember how your parents died? Your turn!
>>36774283>>We'll take the XF-19oh shit, excalibur, YES
>>36774358>raptor>slightly weaker>wutCompared to the XF-19, the Raptor is a paper plane.
>>36774426>You Have Control, Laika.
>>36774283>We'll take the King Raptor.If a regular well trained test pilot can't fly it, I don't want Laika touching it
>>36774283Okay, I'm stopping voting here.
>>36774471I would love it to be the Spectre/Wraith, but I think Merc's version of the F-19 is from macross, which is a shame because the Spectre/Wraith is fucking sexy.
<Tohsaka> merc, is the xf-19 the excalibur?<MercCommand> maaaaaaaaaaaaaybeohshit laika would kill to fly this thing
>>36774450Well the raptor is a known thing, this new plane we've no idea what it is like at all other than hard to control.You can't expect us to compare the two when we know nothing at all.
>>36774283>We'll take the XF-19We're going to kill that little shit.
>>36774509The good general already said the plane was likely to exceed the capabilities of the Merlin-Wyvern
>>36774499It would be amusing if Frank and Merlin in Wyvern sortie together with Laika on either X-19 or KRaptor>Oh shit here come the Butcher>HOW THE HELL HE DOING THAT>Damn he got reinforcement.>Unknown fighter? what->...TWO PHYSIC-DEFYING PLANES ON SAME DAY??>Fuck this i bail out.
>>36774558>Fuck this i bail out.
>>36774537Yes! And the F-35 will be the greatest mutirole aircraft ever!
>>36774537Which capabilities? Speed? Agility? Load bearing capabilities? G handling? Thrust vectoring? Stall recovery? Stable manual flight? Radar cross section?We know nothing about it.
>>36774283>>We'll take the XF-19GIMME. GIMME GIMME GIMME.
>>36774570Shut up! In my favorite show it's the greatest plane ever!
>>36774569actually, in universe it would be.All the tech that was supposed to go into it?Its already here and tested in the wyvern.The F-35 potentially can be the F-16 successor it was meant to be.
>>36774588Yukikaze is better, your planfu a shit.
>>36774568Too bad outside Japan and their Shinden, other countries seems not yet develop superjet.
>>36774604>Poland superjet, the Hussar>Of into removing of reds with vengeance
>>36774596>F-35Sorry, but I'll take the Condor as the true F-16 successor.
>>36774636Poland can't into aerospace.
>>36774636>Poland superjet main weapon involves ramming a plane-mounted lance into another plane.
>>36774668That's not a thing.
>>36774283"Okay, I'm interested now. What's this XF-19?" You ask."The latest in next generation fighter design." General Granger says proudly as he surreptitiously hands you a folder. You open it up to see a single picture of a very sleek looking craft with forward canted wings."Like the F-16, it's been specifically designed to be as aerodynamically unstable as possible to maximize maneuverability, and that's where most of the trouble lies. Our current avionics can't keep up with it, meaning the pilot has to manually adjust to whatever the computer can't handle. However, other than that, it's go anything a fighter pilot can ask for. High speed, low drag, extreme maneuverability, 3D thrust vectoring, and has a next generation ECM system. It's even capable of carrying specialized, modular equipment on a dorsal mount.""Sounds nice." You whistle. "When can we get it?""I just need to make a phone call and it'll be shipped out to Japan within the day.""I'm sure our pilot will love it." You nod. "You're doing the Air Force a major credit, Captain." General Granger pats you on the shoulder. We'll show both the Russians and the Navy that we still rule the skies."With that, General Granger gives you one last salute before moving off to talk to another group of officers and dignitaries. You look around to find anybody else to mingle with. Unfortunately, it seemed that the President and the Emperor were gone. Probably went to some private meeting room or something. However, you do spot some other faces.>Colonel Anderson and some other general.>Christina talking with a scientist and a general.>One of your witches (specify).>Other
>>36774686They're called Missiles but.. yes if you think they're lances you go right ahead.
>>36774701>>Christina talking with a scientist and a general.
>>36774688Neither is the Wyvern, Nosferatu, Shinden II, Hussar, King Raptor, or aliens in general.
>>36774701>>Christina talking with a scientist and a general.>MORGANMARCHING EVER CLOSER TO FALKEN MASTER RACE
>>36774701>Colonel Anderson and some other general.
>>36774686Doesn't Poland have the oldest, strongest witch tradition?Wouldn't their superweapon be a set of souped up strikers with an inbuilt lance?
>>36774701>>One of your witches (specify).Check up on Red or tell Laika about the jet
>>36774701>One of your witches (specify)"Laika look at your new jet"
>>36774701>>Colonel Anderson and some other general.>MorganRIGHTFUL CLAY INTENSIFIES
>>36774604Welcome to the SW89 verse born from 80's movies tropes.
>>36774736And ECM, but yes. NBo reason the Hussar can't have a witch integration suite, I hear they're all the rage these days
>>36774704A pilot in one of the P&M games actually did just that.Rammed another enemy plane with his missile. shooting it down with it. While said missile was still on the pylon.
>>36774701>>Christina talking with a scientist and a general.Huh, so that's where the Morgan's at. I thought it was just collecting Dust in some forgotten Hangar.
....It makes me sad Frank and Laika will never fly side-by-side and making the Reds brown their flightsuits.
>>36774604Canada has Arrow IIs.That's probably the superest jet physically possible.
>>36774796They are better than nearly any other fighter at dying in BVR and living up to their namesake when flying into the ground.
>>36774815>Butthurt Yankee detected
>>36774701>Christina talking with a scientist and a general.What's happening at the bleeding edge of SCIENCE?>>36774668>F-17>derived from the F-16I can only shake my head at reading this. The game designer couldn't into fighter development history.
>>36774796>I wonder if there is anything IRL called the Arrow II>First hit on google is an Israeli ABM>Second hit is the Piper Arrow II>This thingTop. Fucking. Kek.
>>36774858Why would I be butthurt? My country still has a capable domestic aircraft industry.
>>36774881Why would he, when it has no bearing on making blasting aliens more fun?
>>36774889Hey, add some gunpods and some hardpoints for small bombs it'll pretty good for COIN.
>>36774898>Lockheed>CapableTop kek.I'd trust Bombardier to make a 5th gen over Lockheed any day.
>>36774933But you still rely on our Hornets, sooooooo
>>36774701"Hey, Janice, look who's here." You nod to Christina."Oh my, it's been ages since we've seen her!" Janice smiles. "Let's go meet her!""Who's that general she's talking to?" You ask."I believe that's General Townes, from the US Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command." Janice says. "How about the other guy?" You ask, pointing to the man next to Christina. He's got messy hair and unshaven stubble, and generally looks as if he'd literally just woken up off the floor. If there was anything neat and proper about him, it was his lab coat, which was white and spotless. However, why he thought wearing a lab coat to a formal function was a good idea was beyond you."Silly, that's Red's father!" Janice giggles."Really?" You blink. You remember Red telling you her father was some bigshot DARPA scientist, but this guy looked more like a bum."Don't let appearances fool you." Janice winks, as if she had read your mind. "Christina!" You smile as you approach. "It's been ages since we've seen you.Christina then turns to face you, and you can immediately see the PURE HATE smoldering in her eyes.Why was she-Oh right. That mission you just got awarded for resulted in the Ghost Hawk, her personal project, getting shot up. Also, Red got hurt pretty bad that mission.You're actually not sure which one she was more angry about.>In my defense, the Ghost Hawk at least made it out in one piece.>Even I thought what Red did was kinda stupid.>I REGRET NOTHING.>Other
>>36774952>>Even I thought what Red did was kinda stupid.Let's try to keep our spine inside of ourselves.
>>36774952>>Other>Looks like my concerns about survivability were in the wrong, eh?
>>36774952>Even I thought what Red did was kinda stupid.
>>36774952>Otherspaghetti on her
>>36774952>Other"If the ceremony were later this medal would have been awarded posthumously"
>>36774948Yeah, well, politicians seem to have a liking for Yankee dick. It's unfortunate, but at least we're not buying planes from Quebec.
>>36774952>>I REGRET NOTHING.I regret that I only have one life to give!But I really regret giving it now!
>>36774952>>Even I thought what Red did was kinda stupid.And hey the Ghost Hawk can take a bit of beating. That's a good thing to learn. Maybe?
>>36774952>I REGRET NOTHING.
>>36774952>>I REGRET NOTHING.NOTHING AT ALL
>>36774952>>I REGRET NOTHING.
>>36774987>Yeah well, maybe if we were more than just a hat that provides some oil to the head wearing us
>>36774952>>Even I thought what Red did was kinda stupid.
>>36774952>>I REGRET NOTHING.I'm now even more glad that we picked the Janice Route. If we were Red's boyfriend, Christina would be castrating us with one of those lasers she developed.
>>36775016>Implying Red route wouldn'tve involved Red Castrating and reattatching Pierce several times for funThe lewdfics don't lie
>>36774952>>I REGRET NOTHING.>Inb4 she's pissed Red didn't win the Piercebowl
>>36775016I kind of wanted to go the tarin route just to imagine what those Spec Ops. people who fear her wonder who in their right mind will try to court someone like her>>36774952>I REGRET NOTHING.We did our job
>>36775050>>Mistress position still open
>>36774952>Even I thought what Red did was kinda stupid.>I believe that's General TownesSo is Anderson talking to General Alexander?
>>36774952>>Even I thought what Red did was kinda stupid.The 'Hawk is a machine of war and we used it as such.
>>36774952>>I REGRET NOTHING.>>36775033THis image amuse sme no end
>>36775074I nominate Tarin for that position. She can become invisible and watch Pierce and Jan go at it, just like in the lewdfics!
>>36775139And then Jan goes Yandere as fuck, just like the lewdfics.
>>36775139....I kind of like this. Mostly because of Tarin.
>>36775156So double XXL size Strapon on tied Tarin? on every hole?orcaressing and hugging while stimulating each other in the darkness of night?
>>36775200Honestly we really do need a tarin route, if not for this but any of Merc's quests
>>36774952"I REGRET NOTHING!" You bellow as Christina throttles you. "NOOTTTHIIIIIING!""You nearly killed her!" Christina wails. "My beautiful Ghost Hawk!""I- wait, what?" You pause. "What about Rachel?""Hmph, Rachel gets herself hurt all the time. It's nothing new." Christina harumphs."Okay,... can you let go of my neck now?" You plead."I'd rather not have to resuscitate him in front of all these people..." Janice chuckles nervously."Fine." Christina sighs. "Oh right, you probably didn't meet him before. This is my husband Randall. Randall, this is Captain William Pierce and Lieutenant Janice Foster. They help test out some of my inventions.""Hey." Randall grunts, obviously wanting to be somewhere else very badly. "Do I really have to be here? There's stuff I have to calibrate-""It's the very least you can do to for your daughter, dear, and our boss and primary source of funding, General Townes, is also here!" Christina says with forced cheer, putting her husband into a headlock."As lively as ever." General Townes says flatly. "I take it your team was the one that rescued Sokolov?""That's right, sir." You nod."Good man. You've put our research forward by years. Decades, even.""What kind of research?" You ask."All kinds of things. Striker interfaces, mostly. However, he's also contributed quite a bit to our laser technology program.""Really, now?" You say. "Lasers?""Of course!" Randall steps. "Lasers are THE WAY OF THE FUTURE!""Quiet, dear." Christina sighs and turns to you. "Me and Sokolov have been working on a prototype module that can be mounted on a plane, but we can't agree what we should focus on, defensive or offensive power. Offensive is obvious, as it gives the laser enough power to burn through most objects. Defensive would allow us to intercept incoming projectiles to protect vulnerable systems.">Offense>Defense
>>36775218>>OffenseHere comes the SNOW!!!!
>>36775218>>Defenseless holes in your baby.
>>36775218DefenseA laser point defence system would be pretty awesome. Ma'am
>>36775218>DefensePlane mounted point defense.
>>36775218>DefenseJust need to attach it to a bunch of UAVs and make them follow Laika to shoot down missiles....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiuSCkprkZ0
>>36775218>>DefenseWe have tesla cannons for big boomey guns
>>36775218>Offenseaw yiss lasers
>>36775218>>Defenseyou can always treat close enemy planes as 'incoming projectiles'
>>36775218>>DefenseArtillery is bad news.
>>36775285yea just burn through the cockpits
>>36775218>DefenseMissiles are kind of the biggest threat to planes, newfangled particle weaponry aside
I wonder if we can mount it on the ghosthawk
>in b4 a defensive laser recognizes one of our witches as a threat and fries her
Does anyone lese feel that the I regret nothing line sounds like something the Producer would say?
>>36775403Its just merccomtitis
>>36775403Because Pierce really has never said anything along those lines. He's been calm with pretty much everything that's been thrown at him. This was...
>>36775422So Pierce is just a Giant P for a head? ....That is now canon in my head.>>36775426Idols were at his doorstep.I think Pierce is the producer in another universe.
>>36775218"I think that there's more value in using lasers as a defensive weapon." You say."Hmph. That's what Sokolov said, too." Christina sighs. "But I guess I can see both your points. We'll get something cooked up, but there's a catch.""Such as?" You raise an eyebrow."Current power requirements for laser weaponry are quite high. The smallest conventional power source we have that can power a laser can only fight on a Boeing 747." Christina explains."Which is why we with something unconventional!" Randall adds in. "And that something is MAGIC.""Yes, magic." Christina nods. "In short, on a vehicle crewed by a witch, that witch can supplement the weapon with her own power in order to operate it. This, of course, limits the module to certain vehicles, but we're still working on ways to make fighter portable versions more feasible.""I'm looking forward to it." You say. "Sir." Tarin melds out of the crowd and appears right next to you. "We have a situation.""What kind of situation?" You narrow your eyes."It looks like Red has had one drink too many.""Uh oh.""Perhaps we should be going now..." Janice advises."Yes, yes we should." You say as you nod the 3 scientists. "Until next time."And so began the epic saga of how Red assaulted Vice President Dan Quayle...>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week. We'll also be going back to normal schedule so Ace Combat on Friday and Cyberpunk Idols on Saturday!
>>36775596Thanks for the thread, Merc! See you next time.
>>36775596What was Red like while drunk?
>>36775596Good run Merc, I'm laughing at Red here.
>>36775596>And so began the epic saga of how Red assaulted Vice President Dan Quayle...Are we going to find out about this next week? It's sounding like "the greatest tale never told" at this rate.
>>36775632Stupid and mean, if she's beating up the Vice President in public.Her mom is going to kill her.
>>36775651Did we get to see the P-san Thanksgiving dinner?
>>36775596Thanks for letting us get the Morgan for best daughteru, Merc!
>>36775596Thanks for today, Boss!
>>36775632You get a glimpse of it in Thread 9. She gets a lot more loose lipped and confrontational.
>>36775677You will think she'll get a lot more confrontational with Pierce? >>36775656We did, Julie gave us the Highlights.
>>36775655>Stupid and mean, if she's beating up the Vice President in public.>Her mom is going to kill her.This is Dan Quayle we're talking about here. She'd probably be given another medal.
>>36775695>highlightsNot the same as seeing the full deal.
>>36775709We probably won't, save your energy for the Christmas episode.
>>36775721Which we'll only see half of if that, then, maybe get 'highlights' once again.
>>36775729>bawwwwwww the qm isn't giving me details on absolutely everything
>>36775729Depending on the pacing we might get a two part-er like Thanksgiving.Besides we got through most of Thanksgiving