“No,” you tell the Marine and the... tinier, cuter Marine flat-out. “No. There is no fucking way this is happening. You two are wrong. You're so goddamn wrong it's not funny.” Sammy's lips curl into a wicked grin. “Settle and Shoukaku, sitting in a tree-”“KAY AYE ESS ESS AYE EN GEE!” they sing-song in unison, loudly enough to turn heads from across the big room. “Hate!” you snap. “You are to stop letting Sammy into your stash of happyweed, and you are not to be talking to me when you've both been on it!”“Aye Aye, Romeo,” Hate says, snapping you a serious salute.“Come on, Admirallllll,” Sammy drones while rolling her head to one side. “I saw her take your HAND.” “It's just a business meeting, you know?” you say. “I literally just got here, and the first and only time she's met me she watched me royally fuck up-”“Dude, I SAW that, you stared Kaga DOWN!” Sammy says, almost bouncing out of her seat. “She was about to snap your neck like a twig and you just, like, backed her down!” “That display of primal power,” Hate says thoughtfully. “Oh yeah,” Sammy chips in. “Shoukaku saw that. She wants the D.”You scowl at her. “Where'd you learn to talk like that!?” Hate raises his hands in a not-me gesture. She sniffs. “Xbox live.”“Do you even know what the 'D' is?” She scowls at you, and in a flash hops up on her chair so she can stare you down from somewhere around eye level. “You sayin I too young to know!?” “Uh-”“I was filled with like two hundred guys!” “But-”“EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD DUDES!” “Okay, that's a good po-”“D means the diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick,” she says, drawling it out. “PEEEEEEEEEENIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-”You leap out of your chair and clamp your hand over Sammy's mouth. “Thankyouverymuchyoumadeyourpointjesuschrist-”“He's blushing!” Hate cackles with unholy glee. “Holy shit, we really got him this time-”
>>39860849You shoot Hate a glare of ultimate and unrestrained hate, which is something like trying to drown a fish in water. You lower Sammy back into her chair by her damn mouth, gripping the back of her head with your free hand, and finally resume your seat, feeling a bit pissed. You fish out your smartphone to check your itinerary and e-mails, but Hate holds up a hand.“Hold on, skip. I got that thing I wanted to give ya.” He scoooches his chair over a few feet to where a few spare buffet-table-island things are stored in one corner; the ones they roll out for dinner and bigger parties. From behind one of them, he fishes out a fairly long, thin white box. “I got you something.” He schooches back to you and hands it to you, then claps his hands before him on the table and watches you with this wide-eyed stare underlined by an incredibly smug grin. “It's absolutely perfect for the occasion.” Gingerly, you lift the lid – and find... a cane. And oh god, what a cane it is. The length of the ebony-wood shaft is buried under a tremendous number of sequins; some of them still showing the watered-down elmer's glue used to attach them. Then someone went after it with glitter – in fact, it looks like it was rolled around in a tub of it. But the truly spectacular bit is the headpiece; a glass globe which contains a small, wiggling animal. A fish. An actual fucking fish. You can see that the top unscrews to allow feeding, removal or replacement. And the breed -
>>39860849>“I was filled with like two hundred guys!”goddamn it sammy
>>39860878“... dogfish.” You say aloud. “A fucking... dogfish.” “None finer for the fighting seaman!” Hate says, beaming smugness at you. You stare at the fucking “cane” laid out before you in all it's gaudy glory. “A pimp cane with a dogfish.”“You slyyyyyyyyyyy-”“-debbil-dawg-”“YOOOOOOOU!” Sammy and Hate finish in unison; the little girl jumping onto her seat again so she can reach over the table and slam a thunderous high-five with Hate. “I had DesDiv 6 help me decorate it,” Hate sniggers, “but that headpiece was all me, baby.” You crumple. He got you. He finally got you back for all those fucking dog jokes. Well, the joke's on him. You're an Admiral now, and you wield the fell and terrible power of Paperwork. Wait till he opens his email, that smirking fuck. While Sammy and Hate continue sniggering at your expense, you turn back to your smartphone, and try to figure out where you're needed today.>Maybe we should check up on Naka. She really worried you with how she was talking. >Maybe we should attend some range practice – you want to see if the Japanese ships improved their gunnery from historical precedent... and you want to see if Willie can get her turrets pointed the right way. >You should probably see Willie again. You still need to figure out something to boost her confidence a bit, and like you told someone earlier, you're going to want every destroyer you've got. >Write-in?
>>39860923>>Maybe we should check up on Naka. She really worried you with how she was talking.really am concerned about her, and getting on more shipgirls' good side is a benefical effort.
>>39860923>>You should probably see Willie again. You still need to figure out something to boost her confidence a bit, and like you told someone earlier, you're going to want every destroyer you've got.
>Maybe we should attend some range practice – you want to see if the Japanese ships improved their gunnery from historical precedent... and you want to see if Willie can get her turrets pointed the right way. Let's show those Tojos what "Continuous-Automatic" and "RADAR fire control" means.
>>39860923>Range practice, we can give Willie some much needed attention and scout out anybody worth knowing.
>>39860923>Maybe we should check up on Naka. She really worried you with how she was talking.
>>39860923>>Maybe we should check up on Naka. She really worried you with how she was talking. >>Maybe we should attend some range practice – you want to see if the Japanese ships improved their gunnery from historical precedent... and you want to see if Willie can get her turrets pointed the right way.
>>39860923>>You should probably see Willie again. You still need to figure out something to boost her confidence a bit, and like you told someone earlier, you're going to want every destroyer you've got.ATTEND TO THE WILLIE
>>39860923>You should probably see Willie again. You still need to figure out something to boost her confidence a bit, and like you told someone earlier, you're going to want every destroyer you've got.
>>39860923>You should probably see Willie again. You still need to figure out something to boost her confidence a bit, and like you told someone earlier, you're going to want every destroyer you've got. and>Maybe we should check up on Naka. She really worried you with how she was talking.
>>39860923>>Maybe we should attend some range practice – you want to see if the Japanese ships improved their gunnery from historical precedent... and you want to see if Willie can get her turrets pointed the right way.
>>39860923>>Maybe we should check up on Naka. She really worried you with how she was talking.
>>39860923>Maybe we should attend some range practice – you want to see if the Japanese ships improved their gunnery from historical precedent... and you want to see if Willie can get her turrets pointed the right way.
>ask what sammy did to get in the brig
>>39861088Stick around after the thread and you'll find out
>>39860923>>Maybe we should check up on Naka. She really worried you with how she was talking.this girl here. why does she think she's so expendable?
>>39860923>Maybe we should check up on Naka. She really worried you with how she was talking.As much as I want to help Willie, she is in good hands. We just need to remind Sammy she is a big sister now.
I would've sworn we were supposed to have a chat with Hornet at some point.
calling vote for NAKA-CHAN TOOT TOOT
>>39861094Ohh KK thought it would be bigger, guess it still can be.
Remind me again. Which one was Naka?The one we took to the repairman?
>>39861145At some point today, yeah
>>39861145Think Hornet will be Ok being mentored under a responsible Nip carrier when Big E is away?
>>39861170The CL who got wrecked the fuck out during the battle and was talking some rather alarmingly close-to-suicidal talk afterwards.
>>39861145No worries. You won't be the first Navy man who couldn't find his way back to Hornet. wwwww>>39861170FOUR FUEL CAN'T MELT ELEVEN STEEL BEAMS ANON
>>39861170The one that had the O2 torps detonate in the rack.
>>39860849Drawfags, one serving of Sammy taking 200 dicks, please.
>>39861208Planefag plz it's two fuel and four ammo.
>>39861208but four ammo can
>>39861193Hornet did better than the nips, she was crippled by Zuikaku, Pair em up it will be fine.
>>39861232FUCKING MEME IS STUPID ANYWAY
>>39861218Sadly I am not nearly drunk enough to bother. On the other hand, I might have enough done that I'll have art for the next SW89 thread.
>>39861248Most are generally and the few that aren't tend to either lose their spark or BECOME Stupid.
>>39860849>She scowls at you, and in a flash hops up on her chair so she can stare you down from somewhere around eye level. “You sayin I too young to know!?” >“Uh-”>“I was filled with like two hundred guys!” >“But-”>“EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD DUDES!” >“Okay, that's a good po-”>“D means the diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick,” she says, drawling it out. “PEEEEEEEEEENIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-”
>>39861247I am in favour of this.
>>39861298It's been time for a few hoursYou're late, buddy
>>39861322She's a little shit but honestly this is answering a lot of questions about shipgirls
>>39861322Thankfully none of these guys taught Sammy the art of seduction.
So how far down the time period do you think shipgirls go? I'd personally like to see The Golden Hind or even the fucking Argo.
>>39861352Have you ever seen an 18 year old sailor try to pick up chicks? They taught her everything they knew.
>>39861389Oldest that's been seen was an ironclad torpedo ram
>>39861329They can work together to fuck with Kaga
>>39861413At least Kaga will not bully our daughter Hornet as much.
>>39861389Argo would completely stomp Myth Units.
>>39861348At least the spirit of the submarine Archerfish did not return.Then she has the knowledge of a goat and a rooster as well.
>>39861433Kaga bullie Hornet LOLOLO Hornet could cut her with Corsairsor ask about damage control
>>39861459Nope. But I hope we get Albacore.
>>39861523What did Albacore do?
You decide to check in on Naka again. She unsettled you badly with how she was talking yesterday, and you think it a bad idea to leave her alone for too long. After saying goodbye to Hate and Sammy, you strike out across base for the infirmary. The sun is almost directly overhead now and Yokosuka has become a sweltering hotplate. There isn't even a sea breeze to stir the stifling air. You find yourself wishing for a t-shirt and shorts, but you're an Admiral, and all – it wouldn't do to look slovenly. You reach the hospital with a few polite salutes between passing officers. There's a van with antennas on the top, and lots of big bright letters in moonrunes plastered on its side. You give it a curious look, and brush right past into the glorious AC of the infirmary. Your phone begins ringing. You fish it out and plaster it to your ear as you signal the desk attendant an apology. “Admiral Settle speaking.” “Hello.” A bolt of lightning blasts your spine out of your back to leave your unsupported body hovering in midair like a boneless bag of guts. It's the voice of God Almighty. “Admiral Greenert,” you say, your mouth suddenly very dry. “How can I help you?” “Heard about the fracas at Yokosuka,” he says bluntly. This is it. Right here, in the hospital, the other shoe finally falls – just when you'd managed to forget about it long enough to drop your mental defenses. You stiffen up, stand straight, and prepare.>Sir, I miscalculated.>Sir, I lacked discipline. >Sir, I'm waiting very patiently for you to do the talking.
>>39861577>Sir, I'm waiting very patiently for you to do the talking.What was it Goto said was coming from this?
>>39861554>What did Albacore do?"Wherever I go, I must also rape."
>>39861577>Sir, I'm waiting very patiently for you to do the talking.
>>39861577>>Sir, I'm waiting very patiently for you to do the talking.I will not give you enough rope to hang me with thank you very much
>>39861577>>Sir, I'm waiting very patiently for you to do the talking.
>>39861577>>Sir, I miscalculated.Understated subtlety--like the British!
>>39861577>>Sir, I'm waiting very patiently for you to do the talking.Just like we did with Goto, see what he wants to say first.
>>39861577>>Sir, I miscalculated.>>Sir, I lacked discipline. >>Sir, I'm waiting very patiently for you to do the talking.ALL OF THE ABOVE
>>39861582>Sank TenryuuI think you mean>misidentified Tenryuu as a transport and sank her.
>>39861577>Sir, I'm waiting very patiently for you to do the talking.Never strike first!
>>39861577>>Sir, I lacked discipline.Can't play the waiting game with our superior can we?Navy men, or army/airforce men, do being very straightforward with your wrongdoing served you well in the past? Or is it more wise to wait for the officer to accuse you?
VOTE CALLED EARLY BECAUSE LANDSLIDE, ERWEGOOOOOOOO
>>39861577>Sir, I'm waiting very patiently for you to do the talking.[Screaming Internally]
>>39861582>>39861554Oh and sunk Taiho
>>39861577>Sir, I'm waiting very patiently for you to do the talking.>>39861582And Sazanami. And Ooshio.
>>39861577>Sir, I'm waiting very patiently for you to do the talking.Expecting a much less enthusiastic critique than Goto, but it's still not a great idea for Settle to jump the gun. Again.
>>39861614>>39861582Served her country well.>>39861656Even better.
To be fair, Shoukaku isn't bad if she does want the D.Though Seattle is a gentleman to some extent.
>>39861656Yeah, still sank her.
>>39861678>>39861673That good?She is a cruiser killer.
>>39861577>Sir, I'm waiting very patiently for you to do the talking."Yes, sir."
>>39861663Oh boy, it's all over. Nice job /tg/, try and pull the same shit on our CO that we did with an equal.
>>39861582Whos the other ship slut?
>>39861678>that picI'm going to need a translation for this.
>>39861695USS Albacore: great sub or the greatest sub?
>>39861743>>39861678Sazanami and Ooshio probably. >>39861721And a carrier killer.
>>39861748IQDB, anon. Click the arrow next to the post number.Now you know how to find sauce yourself.
>>39861762The blond one doing the raping? albacore?
>>39861762Wow.13 ships, including a carrier, a cruiser, and two destroyers designed to hunt subs, and damaging 5.A credit to the team.
>>39861748Protip: Click the arrow after the number in that post. Then image search. Then iqdb. Go to the Danbooru result.>>39861743Fan made interpretation of Albacore.
>>39861791I wish is could see, sorry.
>>39861577>Sir, I'm waiting very patiently for you to do the talking.Man Sammy is getting into all the shit
>>39861797>>39861762>>39861756Surfaced in the middle of the Japanese Carrier group. Targeted the flagship. Trusted the Nip damage control to sink the ship.
Are we actually using the pimp cane?
>>39861791Yes that's Albacore.
>>39861873Did one of the nips onboard Taiho set off a cig that blew the ship up?
>>39861904Damn should be
>>39861941With that ticking time bomb of a disaster, your guess is as good as mine.
>>39861459Reading from their account of the event -I know he got sick on the after deck as they led him forward to the brow. Not knowing what else to do with him, they tied him to the dumpster at the head of Pier 9 and left him there. It wasn't long before I saw a couple of marines making there way along the head of the piers checking for illegally parked cars. They checked this car, then that one, then this goat, then that car, then another car. Suddenly they slammed on their brakes, backed up, and starred in disbelief at the goat. The goat stared back. They drove down the pier and talked to the topside watch on the boat on the south side of the pier for a couple of minutes, then they came over to talk to me. They wanted to know who the goat belonged to and I told them "I don't know who he belongs to. He was there when I came on watch." I guess the topside watch on the other boat must have told them the same thing, as the sped off to get instructions on what to do next. Thankfully I got relieved before anything abnormal happened.This, anons, describes a submariner.
>>39861941>>39862012Activated fans that drew aviation fuel vapor onto the hangar deck. Which is you know where they try to fix everything.
>>39861941No, a fuel tank burst and was pooling in the front plane elevator pit. They spent so long trying to pump the fuel out that it vaporized and filled the hangers. Then they got the bright idea of opening all of the port holes and doors to flush it out. Instead, the vaporized fuel filled the whole ship, turning it into a big FAEB.
>>39861658>Never strike first!l e m i d w a y f a c e
>>39862033>>39862031>>39862012All it takes is one torpedo and a damn lucky sub.
>>39861941Ignition source could have been anything, but when the damage control officer tried to disperse gasoline fumes by turning all the ventilation to max he basically turned the ship into a fuel-air bomb.
So we ignored the likely idol or news van in front of the hospital?Think the ship girl secret is out?
>>39861756>The submarine spotted a wooden inter-island steamer loaded with Japanese civilians. Albacore decided to stage a surface gun attack. After ensuring the ship was afire, Albacore dived to avoid an airplane.Not a very nice ship girl in the making, that's for sure.
>>39862070>>39862033>>39862031There was the story of a Japanese officer who saw the flight deck just blow up out of no where.
>>39862079Probably, this quest needed more DRAMA anyway.
>>39862105>>39862079My bet is our Nip destroyer decided to become an idol instead of a navy ship.
>>39862070>Ignition source could have been anything, but when the damage control officer tried to disperse gasoline fumes by turning all the ventilation to max he basically turned the ship into a fuel-air bomb.christ
>>39862143Why not both? It's not like she's any good at actually being a ship, so if we can make her into an idol we can get some free PR *and* increase morale *and* make her useful. Three boats with one fish.
>>39862087I don't think any of the subgirls are going to be particularly nice people. As far as naval warfare goes, subs are the most brutal way of saying it.
I wonder if any of the girls from Crossroads will get together to just sort of... be there for eachother. Like a pair of vets fishing in the middle of the lake so they can watch the other's back and just try to relax.
>>39862273Do we have any crossroad girls on base right now?
>>39862292The only Japanese ships that took part in Crossroads were the Nagato and the Sakawa. We haven't heard about either of those, so I guess not.
>>39862292Not as far I can tell.
>>39862292Unless Nagato was mentioned, nope. Which does bring up the question, how will Arizona react knowing her big sis was one of the ships that got nuked?
>>39862225US wise? possibly, though the japanese ones aren't characterized badly. Though in planefag tradition, they might be really messed up in the head now.
>>39862394yep, pringles is part of the nuke club
It's a bit odd how people freak out over not knowing anything about the shipgirls, but nobody actually asks them. Wouldn't that be the first thing?
>>39862374What is this about?
>>39862451iqdb it and find out
>>39862448Hell, the shipgirls don't really know much about themselves.>>39862451Distances relative to ground zero of the nuclear detonation.
>>39862395What famous subs are there on the Nip front? I-25? The forest fire setter?
>>39862448I keep mentioning this, but there's only so much that you can do in a quest format-story when crazy shit and hijinks keep happening. I think we've made decent progress so far.
>>39862448It's heavily implied that many don't exactly know themselves.
>>39862359Which, and I know I'll catch flak for this, was wasteful and petty. We should have kept the Nagato as a damn war trophy and stuck it somewhere as a museum ship. There's *no* surviving examples of IJN shipbuilding from that era, you know that? none. The very first purpose built carrier? gone. All these ships that were this unfortunate conglomeration of amazing and fucking retarded? gone.then again, we did a lot of stupid shit like that during and post-war that the historian in me fucking cringes at.
>>39862476>>39862468Ahhh thanks anon.
>>39862448What are you, crazy?
>>39862375Thinking further about it, I'm not so sure the ships would be too upset about it.Yea, I'm sure they would have preferred to retire in a museum somewhere, but failing that they went out in an impressive manner and the data collected was used to protect the lives of sailors on every ship built from then on. Seems like a better way to go then being hauled to the scrapyards to be made into razor blades.
>>39862490>Hell, the shipgirls don't really know much about themselves.The Marine knows what a penis is; Start there.
>>39862491The game has I-8 (the one that traveled to germany), I-19, I-168, I-58, I-401 and U-511 turned Ro-500.Oh, and a composite character for the IJA's crappy submarine transport vessels.
>>39862498>>39862476>>39862468Neveda was there too. And New York. WW I era BBs.
>>39862532Through dick, unity
>>39862522Did we learn anything from Crossroad other than nuking a fleet is not going to work?
>>39862496No, I agree. The whole thing was ill-conceived and of dubious research value.
>>39862496They did for SCIENCE ghost. No one really knew what the effect of nukes going off on warships would do or if they could still work afterward. The cold war was a hell of a time. The navy saw those ships as expendable.
>>39862559I would assume we learned about how to NBR protect crews, but I'm a chemist so fuck if I really know
>>39862496Museum ships cost a great deal of money to maintain.
>>39862539Yes, but Arizona was one of the only two members of the Pennsylvania class BBs. So they are technically sisters.
You were never pegged by anyone as flag-rank materiel – not even by yourself. Events conspired to change that, of course, but you're STILL not flag-rank materiel, and you know it. However, even you have learned a few things about how to survive as an officer in the Navy – especially one holding a seagoing command in (what used to be) a new and exciting era of budget cuts. You keep your goddamn mouth shut through the pregnant pause, and let the Chief Of Naval Operations finish talking. “Ballsy,” he says bluntly. “Damn ballsy of you.” “Sir, I-” you swallow. “I miscalculated.” “Who cares?” he replies bluntly. “You pulled it off.”All that code-of-silence shit that just ran around your head finds an exit and buggers off. “S-Sir?” “You pulled it off,” he says, sounding mildly pleased. “None of our esteemed allies beat each other to death, did they?” “No, sir,” you answer matter-of-fact.“Then you pulled it off,” he says bluntly. “I talked with Goto. I know him from when I ran 7th fleet; he was homeported here. He says you handled it with aplomb.” “Oh,” you say.“Is everything okay, Settle?”“Sir...” you pause. “What about not rocking the boat?” “I meant it,” he said, his tone deadly serious. “Don't. Those two boats rocked each other, in case you forgot. This was expected, Settle.”
>>39862522like the bombing of Drensen or whatever that one german town was? Wars are a nasty thing.
>>39862539>New York.+10 anti-sub-20 rad resistance
>>39862522Nagato and Sakawa are both traumatized by the event though. Prinz hints she doesn't like it either.It's one thing to go out in a blaze of battle glory. it's another to be dragged out and put down like a dog and used as a guinea pig at the same time.
>>39862559Radiation sucks to die from, if the animal tests are anything to go on.Also that you can't just scrub away radiation with lye and soap.
>>39862585A transylvania vampire?
>>39862597You blink. “S-sir?” “Ask Goto what they were like when they first started showing up. We were able to take our sweet damn time with it; using the lessons they learned firsthand. They didn't have that luxury. And the JSDF being so small, they didn't have the time. The Chinese weren't going to lend a hand, either.” He sighs. “Bringing American NBE's into it? Tensions were bound to rise. The Imperial Japanese Navy was one of those organizations that believed you could make sailors better, tougher and stronger via direct violence; they handed it around as liberally as the Army did, back then. You're tilling a field full of land mines; some explosions are inevitable.”“I see, sir.” “You don't sound like it,” he says. You glance at your watch – 0943 what time is it in the 'States? “Goto says you came close to getting killed.” “Maybe, sir.”“Maybe, nothing. You were lucky Hornet was there.” He sighs. “Ask Goto about secretaries, and their functions.” “Yes sir,” you say, acknowledging the order. “Now that's settled, I wanted to ask about-” you hear a rustle of papers in the background - “SS-257. Showed up the day you arrived, eh?” “Yessir.” “Damn lucky. Always good to have more subs...” he sounds a little wistful – and more than a little tired; the obvious exhaustion slipping past his brisk, businesslike tone. “And Harder's one hell of a sub. We've already got him back on the register, but has anyone had the Talk with him?” You pause. “Unfortunately not, sir.” “Do so. He got into a ruckus of his own yesterday.”“I'll do it immediately.”“Excellent. Keep me updated,” he says, and hangs up.
>>39862598Dresden, and yeah that was a pretty horrific firebombing.
>>39862605The poor goats left on the battleships during crossroad.
>>39862623You pocket your phone and slump against the wall, picking a spot behind a decorative potted plant so you won't get a Look from the receptionist. Taking your hat off, you can feel the sweat in your hair chilling in the cold currents of the air conditioning. Goto went to bat for you. Now it makes sense – he approved of your reaction, and even the CNO had fully expected unavoidable upsets like this – a few, at any rate. There's always such a thing as a few too many. But did Goto tell the CNO how you might've avoided the entire fracas completely? You doubt it. And even you know Kaga was on the razor's edge of committing some violence serious enough it couldn't be forgotten or papered over. You threaded the needle on that bleak beach, and you're just now realizing in the aftermath how close you came. “Konnichi~waaah!”You look up to see a man with a hefty TV camera on his shoulder carefully slow-walking backwards down the hall, a practiced heel-toe step keeping his equipment perfectly steady. Another man is walking backwards just behind him, keeping a fluffy boom mike suspended just over his head, but out of the camera's view. A cheerful, almost bubbly voice is floating through the antiseptic air; the high, fast pitches of a young girl speaking Japanese. It's punctuated by a 'sqeee-chunk!' every few seconds; a vaguely familiar noise to you. Crutches? Someone on two crutches.The boom-mike operator says something, and the voice abruptly switches to English. “Hell~ooo!” it singsongs brightly. “The fleet's top idol here, reporting for duty! As you can see, I had some bad luck, but because of the prayers and well-wishes of everyone at home, I pulled through!”
>>39862143>>39862639> become an idolwelp
>>39862601So good at anti-sub that subs just runs up to her to die at her propellers. But she did survive both nukes at Cross road! That got to count for something!
>>39862639I'm not sure if this is good or bad. Naka's the fleet idol but we alone know that she's not as bubbly as she projects.
>>39862639The little backwards procession advances into the lobby proper, giving you your first look at – yes, that's Naka, slowly crabwalking forward on two crutches as she beams into the camera. The receptionist perks up and looks pretty as the camera retreats far enough to put her in frame. “I'm ready to check out!” Naka calls to her, and she smiles and pushes a clipboard forward for Naka to sign with a dramatic flourish. “Yay!” she says, her eyes – actually – closing – you didn't think it was possible to do the eyes-closed smile thing; for a real person, but she does it, and she makes it look natural. “I'll be back on the open ocean soon, with your support!” She pumps her fist in the air, much like Kongou does, and giggles. “Nothing can stop a true idol!” She does that two-finger V thing that's all the craze over here, cocking it near one temple while winking with one eye while deploying a lopsided grin; all in one smooth motion. Her pigtails bounce with the energy of it, and her skirt even swirls a bit – she must've cocked her hips, but not enough to be immediately noticeable. The cameraman shouts something, one word, and both men abruptly shoulder their equipment while exchanging what sound like obligatory pleasantries with Naka. She smile after them until they exit. The receptionist picks up the clipboard and runs after them – apparently, it was their prop. Naka smiles towards the door for a minute or two more, and then she turns the sunlight off. Leaning one side against the receptionists little corral, she twists and leans over till she can crumple over it, her midsection clearly still hurting like a son-of-a-bitch. A few tears trickle down one cheek. >... do you need help? >Naka, what the fuck was with the cameramen?>What the HELL did I just – is that really the same – how in the howzaphat
>>39862677>That got to count for something!-15 rad resistance
>>39862602I'm not saying that it was a fun experience for the ships involved, just that Arizona might understand that it was done in good intentions instead out of malice.After all, I'd argue that every ship probably has some sort of trauma about how their career ended. Even the museum ships probably have some serious survivor's guilt.
>>39862692>... do you need help?Pain and comfort first, bewilderment later
>>39862692>... do you need help?
>>39862692>OtherOffer her your shoulder.
>>39862692>>... do you need help?>>39862708Knowing planefag it's very likely.
>>39862692>... do you need help?I think Settle would know what just went on, having been thrust into the limelight himself.
>>39862692>>... do you need help?
>>39862692>Help her to a proper fucking seatShes proud so if we ask she will just reject it
>>39862747I can't imagine getting trotted out with his newly-gimped leg for the media circus after LA.
>>39862735I am for this.
>... do you need help?
Think the nip civilians know she is not just a girl, she is also a ship?
>>39862692Offer her a shoulder and/or a smoke. No words needed.
>>39862692>>... do you need help?She probably does.We might want to ask her for advice about our accidental date.
>>39862559You say that like that isn't an important piece of information.
>>39862692>... do you need help? The whole idol thing is probably great for PR.
>>39862816I think there might be more reliable girls and girls who does not gush over JAPAN STRONG for this purpose.Like the girl we brought to the repairman.
>>39862816No, no we might not. We need to make sure that this extravagant coping mechanism isn't going to fucking break her, not talk about how a girl talked to us and now we feel funny
>>39862592Oh, I know. But jesus, dude! the very first purpose-built carrier was Japanese. and it survived the war to be cut up later. That's this huge chunk of naval history- gone. Just poof, vanished. Ditto the Nagato and Prinz Eugen , which, had we not expended it in some revenge test bullshit would stand as the only remaining examples of IJN and kreigsmarine shipbuilding afloat.I mean, yes, crossroads supposedly taught us a lot (though it stands to point out that the lessons crossroads taught us were never once tested, so it's of dubious value at best) but god DAMN it. Exact same shit we did with Nixe II and the Big bertha and the karl gerat we captured. It's just... god damn it.
>>39862583Unfortunately no.Cold war anti-radiation gears are terrible.
>>39862857Couldn't hurt to ask for advice.
If we *ask* Naka-chan if she needs help, she will probably put the act right back on and say no. Instead, we should *give* her help.
>>39862863Good point. But they probably would be returned to Japan and Germany, where they would become focuses of nationalism. Which may not be the best for America at that time.
>>39862874We'll be fine man.
>>39862874YES.YES IT COULD."IT DOESN'T HURT TO ASK" IS HORRIFICALLY SHITTY ADVICEESPECIALLY WHEN DEALING WITH FUCKING BATTLE TRAUMA
>>39862788Settle took an early flight to Yokosuka so that the Navy would have time to schedule him for more impromptu speeches.>>39862708>Arizona might understand that it was done in good intentions instead out of malice.See, I'm not sure about that. The whole exercise was basically Strauss and Blandy going "I want to nuke some ships and see what happens." We didn't learn anything new, and what data we did get we could have gotten in other ways, ones that didn't poison the island or sailors.
>>39862863That's 'Murica for ya.
>>39862893Dunno, she already opened up once. I think she might come to rely on Settle as one of the few that know her private persona.
>>39862863>Ditto the Nagato and Prinz Eugen , which, had we not expended it in some revenge test bullshit would stand as the only remaining examples of IJN and kreigsmarine shipbuilding afloat.Not so. Several German warships survived the war. The Soviets got the lions share of them because the Germans had sunk the majority of their navy, but even they put them into active service for another decade.Then there was that U-Boat the Norwegians used for like 30 years before turning it into a memorial.
>>39862863At the time, who would want them? We couldn't hand them back, Japan legally wouldn't own them any more. The U.S. would only see them for the carnage they did to our side. So it's either the nuke test or the scrap heap for them.
It takes you a moment to reconcile the bright, bubbly *presence* in front of you with the dejected, hopeless creature curled up in a hospital bed just yesterday. And yet, there she is, grunting around the pain, trying to curl up around her aching midsection. “... do you need help?” you say, stepping out from behind the plant. Naka jerks up in surprise, and yelps in pain. She loses her grip on the marble countertop of the receptionist's desk and slides down the wood-paneled sides to weep in pain on the floor. “... Settle.” You kneel next to her. “Shall I fetch a nurse?” She jerks her head into a shake, her pigtails tickling your face as they fly past. “No... just... hurts...” “Painkiller?”“Already...” “What do you want, then?”She stays silent for long seconds, clearly biting the pain back where it can't impede her tongue. “My room. Just... just wanna lie down...”Before she can object, you slip your arms behind her shoulders and under her knees and pick her straight up, keeping her curled around her midsection; not flexing the injury any more than necessary. She exhales sharply in pain, but makes no comment as you carry her down the hall to her room. She's surprisingly light; less than you'd expect of an ordinary human girl of her age – she's a slender little thing, and fully “human” at the moment, it'd seem. You lay her in her bed, unfolding her slowly and carefully – you know what it's like to be stitched up across a place with muscles that prefer to flex. She groans in relief as she slowly finds her laid-out position, sinking into the hospital bed, tears of pain still trickling from her eyes. >Naka, what the hell was all that with the TV?>She was happy? Bubbly? You're bubbly? You're actually a real fucking idol? Like, for really real? What?
>>39862863We let the Enterprise go to the guillotine, along with nearly her entire task force posse like South Dakota and Washington. We weren't going to throw in the bills for enemy warships.
>>39862943>Naka, what the hell was all that with the TV?
Last thread it was asked what ship could put up with Sammy.Same answer as before, Kongo, she sank her the first time and she's so bubbly that Sammy's swears would go right over her head.
>>39862943>She was happy? Bubbly? You're bubbly? You're actually a real fucking idol? Like, for really real? What?
>>39862943OtherHold her hand until the pain settles a bit
>>39862943... and why was that picture tagged Naka? Dammit danbooboo!
>>39862943I'm not sure if that's Haguro dressed as Naka or Naka using Haguro's hairstyle and accessories.>...this isn't your first interview, is it.
>>39862943>>Naka, what the hell was all that with the TV?>>She was happy? Bubbly? You're bubbly? You're actually a real fucking idol? Like, for really real? What?
>>39862943>>39862981Holy shit this +1
>>39862944Could you imagine how much money a big E museum would make?
>>39862943>Be quiet for a little bit, or maybe talk about your last stay in the hospital
>>39862863The allies were extremely worried about "lost cause" style revisionism springing up in postwar Germany and Japan. Any symbols of the former regimes, or anything that might be used as a symbol, had to erased. Combine that with the time periods general apathy towards historical preservation and it's surprising anything survived at all. Even the Misaka was nearly scrapped.
>>39862981Yeah, this. Alternately, talk about nothing important to distract her.
>>39862992Cosplay tags will often include the corresponding character tag. Haguro cosplaying as Naka, in this case.
>>39862943"Feeling better? You want me to tuck you in and get you a teddy full of morphine?"
>>39862943>>She was happy? Bubbly? You're bubbly? You're actually a real fucking idol? Like, for really real? What?
>>39862943>Naka, what the hell was all that with the TV?Just who do you have to keep impressed with that sort of injury?
>>39863020>The allies were extremely worried about "lost cause" style revisionism springing up in postwar Germany and Japan. Any symbols of the former regimes, or anything that might be used as a symbol, had to erased.Worked really good too, as evidenced by the FUCKING EXISTENCE OF KANCOLLE ITSELF
>>39862970Yeah, Kongo is the better choice. Sending Poi! in to handle her would not go well Sammy was built after the Solomons, so she would know about Yuudachi's little sail. No matter what kind of front Yuudachi put up, Sammy would see her as a dirty little bitch who likes to break the rules of war and keep fighting after surrendering.Sammy would try to kill her. Not in a "ha ha look at them go!" or a "WOOO CATFIGHT!" way. She would straight up try to murder Yuudachi out of pure loathing. We don't want that to happen.
>>39863048Or Japan being Japan and still thinking they were the victim of WW II.
>>39862981You fucking waifuing piece of shit. You don't hold the hand of someone who hates you and wishes you were dead.
>>39862943>Naka, what the hell was all that with the TV?She's not in shape to put on a brave face.>>39862981> until the pain settlesOh you.
>>39862981>Hold her hand until the pain SETTLEs a bitHue
>>39862944Poor North Carolina, to see her Enterprise-sama and BB comrades get turned into scrap. I'm kind of surprised not that many states wanted to save the BBs that bore their names.
>>39863020>Even the Misaka was nearly scrapped.Because after years if neglect and bombing damage, she was a piece of junk. She wasn't almost scrapped to wipe her from history; she was 15,000 tons of junk steel that post-war Japan desperately needed. Nimitz had to sink a lot of money into restoring her.
>>39863056That's stupid and you're stupid. The formula behind kancolle is really damn simple. Military nerds (they're everywhere, as evidenced by World of Warships, War Thunder, World of Tanks, etc) plus standard japanese preference for moe, cute and personifications.
>>39863048Well it kept them from arming up again for nearly 70 some years.
>>39863101They turned the Darwin bombing raid into one of the boss-tier enemies. Japan and their revisionism can drink my shit.
>>39863056>Or Japan being Japan and still thinking they were the victim of WW II.Pretty sure this is a popular misconception. Only the right-wing fringe in Japan gets all revisionist.
Finally caught up, I feel bad for the dogfish. Tiny bowl like that? Geeze.
>>39863154Their PM seems to be on that side though.
>>39863056From first hand accounts I've heard, most in Japan know they started the war and did some pretty bad shit to the people they conquered. I think the whole ultra-right wing thing being dominate there is completely overblown.
>>39863154The problem is that the "right-wing fringe" happens to be the ones in control of the government
>>39863152They turned literally every WW2 naval action into a fucking boss fight. It's a WW2 naval themed game, of course it's gonna do that.It's literally the same to the 2847982734926734872634 shooters where you kill brown men from the middle east.
>>39863152go to bed Ridire
>>39863195Oh? That is good to know.Thanks anon.
>>39863154Nah, they're just the blatant loudmouths.Just look at their school cirriculum - it skims over or outright ignores everything that isn't NIPPON STRONK
>>39863152>>39863208I didn't mean to start a fight guys. I was just ranting, I'm sorry.
>>39863152>>39863208Come to think of it the american media industry has managed to do a pretty good job at brainwashing their population into thinking they were significant at beating the nazis. Ain't that revisionism too?
>>39863262>implying any other country or state isn't the same way
>>39863270Longer term, started right after WWII so it's not something most people these days notice.
>>39863262Go check your own history book, dude.
>>39863262>Just look at their school cirriculum - it skims over or outright ignores everything that isn't NIPPON STRONKThis doesn't match up with what I've heard at all, which is that their school curriculum is very matter-of-fact about what happened.
>>39863270>Arsenal of Democracy>fighting a war without weapons>American soldiers and aid weren't significant contributions to the war against Fascism and Imperial Japanlolokay
>>39863091Allegedly the Russian ambassador demanded she be scrapped as revenge for the Russo-Japanese war, but she was in such a sorry state at the time he changed his mind.You do bring up a good point though, postwar Japan could hardly affords to just let thousands of tons of good steel just sit around.
>>39862944>>39863006>Big E is abandoned to a fate of being scrapped in hell.>Meanwhile, Big T still floats despite all the hardship and effort it took keep her together all this time.It's so sad. Why are the yanks such heartless bastards?
>>39863281Come to Australia. Our history curriculum is 90% "LOOK AT ALL THE HORRIBLE THINGS WE DID TO THE NATVES WHITE PEOPLE ARE EVIL AND SHOULD FUND EVERY ABO FOREVER VIA CENTRELINK THE END".
>>39863264It's not your fault, it's one guy being an idiot.
>>39863270>At Sabaton concert>Singer basically says 'Thanks for coming over and saving our asses dudes' before they launch into Primo Victoria>Guy near me chants 'USA USA USA USA'
>>39863307Texas had to go back to drydock didn't she before she went to her museum berth?
>>39863270Oh look, the elusive Vatnik has popped out of his hole!
>>39863270Oddly enough, if you really look it it. It was Spain who really won us the war. They bowed out of it and let the Allies have full access to the Mediterranean. They could have teamed up with Germany and locked off the straits, preventing us from taking out Italy or stopping the Germans from getting to the oil fields they needed so bad.
“... Naka?” you ask after a few minutes of unlabored breathing from the slender girl. “What was with the TV cameras?” “Idol,” she says flatly, as if you're an idiot. “Allow me to rephrase,” you say politely. “What the FUCK were you doing out of bed and clunking around on those crutches when you're nowhere near recovered yet? They just patched your hull, but your machinery's still fucked, you un-”“Of course I *fucking* understand!” she spits venemously, the back of one black-gloved hand laid over her eyes. She sucks in a deep breath and lets it out slowly as she composes herself. “I'm an Idol. The Navy likes it... good image.”
>>39863319There not even people
I was reading on Arizona's memorial, and when I got to the part where oil slicks from the ship was nicknamed tears of Arizona I couldn't help myself. Dammit, why am I getting emotional over a 60 years old ship.
>>39863344remind her she can do the delicate idol thing from the bed.
>>39863344That gives you pause. Shipgirls still scare the shit out of a lot of people – literally every fundie sumbitch that draws breath has managed to work them into their bigoted hyperlunacy somewhere, and even ordinary folk view them as just the flip side of the abyssal coin – a nasty supernatural thing that is unknown, dangerous and should just piss off already. Having one as a happy, bubbly idol... it'd be like an American shipgirl kneeling before Oprah to be knighted as the worlds newest talk-show host, before being bequeathed her own vassal kingdom of guaranteed multi-millions viewership. A host to surpass Doctor Oz, verily. “... oh,” you say quietly. “Well... good job.” “Thanks,” she says darkly. “I mean it,” you say, pulling up one of the guest chairs and plopping into it. Naka hears the seat creaking, but she doesn't bother to uncover her eyes and look at you. “Don't you have more important things to do than babysit me?”>That's why I came to see you. I need to have... a Talk, with Harder. I was hoping you could help me with that. >Not a god damned thing, so I came to piss you off. Nice motif you got going here, with the shuttered windows and no fan on. I can hit up Halloween USA, get some mood music, some plastic pumpkins and bats and shit. Sound good? >Yeah, I have to go make sure no ships are trying to kill others or themselves OH WAIT
>>39863328I acknowledge that American support was quite significant. But that's not what people think when they think "USA" and "Nazis" in the same context, and you know it.
>>39863319Canada is exactly the same thing.
>>39863349Because that memorial is intense
>>39863307>>Meanwhile, Big T still floatsBarely. She's in a sorry state now. 100+ years sitting in salt water does bad things to 1912-vintage steel.
>>39863365>>That's why I came to see you. I need to have... a Talk, with Harder. I was hoping you could help me with that.
>>39863365>Not a god damned thing, so I came to piss you off. Nice motif you got going here, with the shuttered windows and no fan on. I can hit up Halloween USA, get some mood music, some plastic pumpkins and bats and shit. Sound good?Time for distracting.
>>39863365>>Yeah, I have to go make sure no ships are trying to kill others or themselves OH WAIT
>>39863365>>Not a god damned thing, so I came to piss you off. Nice motif you got going here, with the shuttered windows and no fan on. I can hit up Halloween USA, get some mood music, some plastic pumpkins and bats and shit. Sound good?
>>39863349because she died without the chance to fire her guns in anger, she died with men screaming for salvation in her hull, she died with men terrified and lonely and drowning so slowly as her hull filledShe died, Anon. And she didn't die a warrior's death. She died with her throat cut in bed, with just enough time to know she was dying, and there was abso-fucking-lutely nothing she could do about it.
>>39863365>Yeah, I have to go make sure no ships are trying to kill others or themselves OH WAIT
>>39863365>[x] That's why I came to see you. I need to have... a Talk, with Harder. I was hoping you could help me with that.
>>39863365>Not a god damned thing, so I came to piss you off. Nice motif you got going here, with the shuttered windows and no fan on. I can hit up Halloween USA, get some mood music, some plastic pumpkins and bats and shit. Sound good?
>>39863344Naka-chan is a goddamned professional. Mad respect.>>39863365>Not a god damned thing, so I came to piss you off. Nice motif you got going here, with the shuttered windows and no fan on. I can hit up Halloween USA, get some mood music, some plastic pumpkins and bats and shit. Sound good? She needs a distraction without being coddled.
>>39863365>Not a god damned thing, so I came to piss you off. Nice motif you got going here, with the shuttered windows and no fan on. I can hit up Halloween USA, get some mood music, some plastic pumpkins and bats and shit. Sound good?This. This can only go places.
>>39863404>>39863376Will any ship in our time be remembered as fondly?
>>39863342Fluff, sometimes you say shit that strikes us all as completely fucking retarded.And then you say shit like this, which proves you read. Books, even. He's right, by the way. Not only would Spanish/Axis air control of the Gibraltar Straight have allowed them a much better shot at victory in North Africa, but it would've made it possible to ship that North African oil over the Med, as well. But Franco was like, lol, no fucking thanks; his demands of Hitler for cooperation was basically "re-arm our entire military, so we can deal with Allies hellbent on assrape, or we're staying out of it." Hitler was not amused. He had... words.
>>39863404>She died, Anon. And she didn't die a warrior's death.Dying in combat is a warriors death no matter how hard you try to spin it. If the USN could have pulled off that kind of surprise they would have, and they frequently did whenever they decided to visit Truk.
>>39863404How do you combine the worst ways to die. Burning and Drowning.Be on Arizona
>Not a god damned thing, so I came to piss you off. Nice motif you got going here, with the shuttered windows and no fan on. I can hit up Halloween USA, get some mood music, some plastic pumpkins and bats and shit. Sound good?
>>39863365"No. The God Almighty came down from the heavens, pointed directly at me and said "Settle." "Yes, God?" "Take care of the ships, we need them blowing up the Abyssals, not themselves or each other." "Yes God." "Also, don't trip over Hate. You've got a bum leg.""
>>39863365>>Not a god damned thing, so I came to piss you off. Nice motif you got going here, with the shuttered windows and no fan on. I can hit up Halloween USA, get some mood music, some plastic pumpkins and bats and shit. Sound good?With a grin showing that we are just messing around."I wanted to see how you are doing."
>>39863430If any die as pointlessly and terribly. Then yes
>>39863270Wait, I tbought America helped supply the Allied Forces since the beginning of the War? Shit, as far as I know, american supplies really helped the Brits when the Nazi were bombing everything and doing their best to blockade the isles Or some shit like thatForgive my ignorance if I'm wrong, my country tends to skim over WWII because we did little more than send a couple expeditionary forces to Italy back then.
>>39863439Nips know Truk was coming. They moved all their important vessels from there.
>>39863404At least she got justice. The IJN paid for their crimes with their utter extermination.
>>39863448Oh I like this phrasing a lot more. We've got our own Navy piling shit on us too
>>39863438Was it Franco who decided this or the remenant of the opposing forces during the Spanish civil war (the socialists, the non-Franco-ists) that pushed him to this?
>>3986347960% of russian steel was from America, that kinda sounds like a big deal to me.
>>39863365>>39863390Distracting sounds good. We were suppose to talk to Harder "immediately", but dealing with re-incarnated navy ships, we're practically writing the books>Not a god damned thing, so I came to piss you off. Nice motif you got going here, with the shuttered windows and no fan on. I can hit up Halloween USA, get some mood music, some plastic pumpkins and bats and shit. Sound good?
>>39863270>Uncle Joe, cira 1945>"JESUS FUCK OPEN A SECOND FUCKING FRONT IKE GOD DAMMIT ARE YOU LISTENING IS THIS FUCKING PHONE WORKING SECOND FRONT SECOND FRONT SECOND FRONT NOW GOD DAMN YOU GET OFF YOUR FAT CAPITALIST ASSES AND INVADE SOME MOTHERFUCKERS TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF DUDE WE'RE DYIN OVER HERE >Soviet Russialand, cira Cold War - PUTIN'S WILD RIDE: >LOL LEND-LEASE WAS USELESS AND TINY WE TOTALLY DIDN'T NEED THEIR HELP WE DID THIS POLL AND IT SEEMS THAT EUROPEAN COUNTRIES THAT WERE LIBERATED BY THE US THINK THE US WON THE WAR THAT'S BULLSHIT WE TOTALLY KICKED THE NAZI'S ASS, UNLESS WE DECIDED NOT TO AND LET THEM FIGHT THE POLISH RESISTANCE TO THE DEATH SO WE'D HAVE AN EASIER TIME DOMINATING AND RAPING THAT COUNTRY AFTERWARDS, BUT WHO LIKES POLES ANYWAYS, RUSSIA STRONG
>>39863365>That's why I came to see you. I need to have... a Talk, with Harder. I was hoping you could help me with that.
>>39863448I am for this.Right amount of snark.
>>39863372>mfw my high school history teacher was in the military>mfw my mandatory 2 history courses 90% of the time was about all the little important shit Canada did in WW2 and how the germans were shit scared of us in WW1
>>39863365>That's why I came to see you. I need to have... a Talk, with Harder. I was hoping you could help me with that.I can already see the whole thing going pear shaped, and it is glorious.
>>39863506Franco did that on his own. The Republicans were crushed totally by 1939.He just saw the writing on the wall, and decided it was much wiser for him to sit out the war for the time being.
>>39863365>Not a god damned thing, so I came to piss you off. Nice motif you got going here, with the shuttered windows and no fan on. I can hit up Halloween USA, get some mood music, some plastic pumpkins and bats and shit. Sound good? It hurts to see Naka like this. All we can really do for her is provide some company.
>>39863430Hornetaka "The Tokyo Torch" Hornetaka "Dropping Bombs on Your Moms" Hornetaka "I never met a dead Jap I didn't like" Hornetaka "Paper and wood buildings! Come ON!" Hornetaka "Hitler was a fucking amateur and you can quote me on that" Hornetaka "Only two bombs?" Hornet
>>39863480Their was also the bombing of Kure too, it was pretty much the USN administrating the coup de grâce to Japan's naval power.
>>39863506>Was it Franco who decided this or the remenant of the opposing forces during the Spanish civil war (the socialists, the non-Franco-ists) that pushed him to this?Seems it was Franco. He wasn't stupid.
>>39863479We made 2752 liberty ships, basically feed all of england during the war,After we feed all of europe.They got closer to starving to death in 49 than 42.
>>39863479Nah I don't mean like that. I was thinking about stuff like the jillion nazi-shooter FPSs and stuff and how there's a non-trivial number of people really do think Uncle Sam personally went out and kicked Hitler's ass and shit.Should've phrased better, I apologize. In the end it's all exaggeration.
>>39863535We did go after Netherland by ourselves, and take Juno beach, and take part in Market Garden.
>>39863561>implying it wasn't the guiding hand of the Blessed Saint Uncle Samuel that forced Hitler to suck-start his pistolnon-American pls go
>>39863540>>39863547I hope he survived the war tribunal in the end. He is a smart man.
>>39863438Thanks. I know I have my ups and downs at times, but I do know some stuff.>>39863506>>39863540That and he knew his own people where tapped out after years of civil war. I bet he was also worried the Germans would take over his country was well. The Nazis had a bad habit of that.
>>39863479Of note, Canadians trained all the Commonwealth fighter pilots.All of them.
>>39863365>>39863448Oh man this
>>39863531put in perspective
VOTE CALLED, WRITING
>>39863293>http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_history_textbook_controversiesTheir rabbit hole goes pretty damn deep.
>>39863594I am afraid to say I do not. Please remind us?>>39863585Who (which country) is Uncle Samuel?
>>39863543The Get our pilot into China where the Nips killed hundreds of thousands of civilians for hiding these pilots Hornet.
>>39863610>Despite the efforts of the nationalist textbook reformers, by the late 1990s the most common Japanese schoolbooks contained references to, for instance, the Nanking Massacre, Unit 731, and the comfort women of World War II, all historical issues which have faced challenges from ultranationalists in the past. The most recent of the controversial textbooks, the New History Textbook, published in 2000, was shunned by "nearly all of Japan's school districts".I'm not sure if you mean they tried and failed or you really do think they're still doing the denial thing.
>>39863616Don't worry little non-american, Uncle Sam loves all his children
>>39863636My bad, only 10,000I am a little bitter because my grandparents used to come from the region where their friends were rounded up and killed for suspected to help the American pilots.
>>39863616I think Zwolle's the city that was "single-handledly" liberated by a Canadian when he was supposed to do recon.
>>39863543Hornet not forever being known as the runt of the Yorktown sisters. Ship girl Hornet must feel pretty lousy whenever the Battle of Midway comes up.
>>39863648>>39863665Oh Uncle Sam.
>>39863644That's one blatant incident that got shut down out of a *lot* of more subtle stuff over time.Nice cherrypicking, though.
>>39863644sounds like progress at least though not sure about the previous generation; old dogs/new tricks.
>>39863666Leo Major was his name, I believe. Fooled the German occupiers that the army was attacking the city, while in actuality, he was just making as much noise as possible via gunfire, and grenades. Burnt down a Gestapo HQ too.
>>39863666Léo Major.First single handedly captured 100 German troops under the eye of the SS in New Zealand because his feets were cold and he is going to make the German pay for making him come all the way out there.Then he captures a city by himself.
>>39863685>That's one blatant incident that got shut down out of a *lot* of more subtle stuff over time.>Some members of the Liberal Democratic Party in the Japanese government such as former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi and current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have prayed at the Yasukuni Shrine, which includes convicted Class A war criminals in its honored war dead. Some Japanese history textbooks only offer brief references to the various war crimes, and members of the Liberal Democratic Party such as Shinzo Abe have denied some of the atrocities such as government involvement in abducting women to serve as "comfort women" (involuntary prostitutes).mmhmm
>>39863648Add long as they've got fat cash. Or DAT OIL.
>>39863672Hornet stung by Zuikaku Hornet
>>39863720Major then proceeded to run throughout the city firing his machine gun, throwing grenades and making so much noise that he fooled the Germans into thinking that the Canadian Army was storming the city in earnest. As he was doing this, he would attack and capture German troops. About 10 times during the night he captured groups of 8 to 10 German soldiers, escorted them out of the city and gave them to the French-Canadian troops that were waiting in the vicinity.I have no words.
>>39863685I just picked one of the top paragraphs in the article dude.
>>39863590>I hope he survived the war tribunal in the end. He is a smart man.Generalissmo Francisco Franco died of Parkinsons in late 1975 at the age of 82. He's entombed in a gigantic memorial to all the Nationalist fighters of the Spanish Civil War. He was the longest-surviving fascist in Europe.To put it mildly, he got away with it all.
>>39863748I can imagine how that was for the French-Canadian troops waiting.>Major, are we good to join the fight?>Not yet Private! Here's more prisoners for you to look after
>>39863720>>39863721>>39863748You know, these are the sort of things that make you question what exactly goes through a person's mind as they do all this stuff.It also makes you question how much bullshit a person can really get away with before getting caught....
>>39863540Mussolini helped, by the time Germany came to Spain Mussolini realized that he was just Hitler's bitch now and pretty much told Franco that allying with Germany means having Hitler boss you around.
>>39863763Good end indeed.Do Spanish look to him as a traitor though?
>>39863792I would serve under this man and get very good at processing prisoners of war.
>>39863815Yes because he was an oppressive cunt.
>>39863724Don't most US history books leave out half of the stuff Japan did?
>>39863815>good endThey look to him like the fascist dictator he was. When he died, his handpicked successor (the king of Spain) undid everything Franco did and reinstated democracy. Banned the fascist flag for good measure, among other things.
>>39863721>Because his feet were coldDammit Canadians.Imagine how many German soldier they could capture if they were to put their mind to it.
>>39863865>>39863851Good end for him and good end for Spain.It is too bad we are never taught this in high school history class. Way too much focus on the Cuban Missile Crisis instead.
>>39863792>>39863872That's not even mentioning he lost part of his sight in his left eye due to a grenade during the D-Day landings and capturing a half-track with radio equipment.
>>39863872I heard in one of hte world wars, the german army called them storm troopers. Yeah Canadians are more badass than they're given credit for.Canada is Max Jenius.
>>39863886We would like to forget how cool we were with Spain during the Cold War. Presidents having their picture taken with fascist dictators just looks horrible in hindsight.
>>39863888According to him, he "looked like a pirate."
>>39863907that sort of pales compared to pictures of STALIN!Alliedpowers:OhGodWhy.jpg
“Not a goddamn thing,” you grump back. “You see, the Lord Almighty called to me from a burning bush, and lo did he say to me, 'go forth and ensure that the walking backtalking smartass warships of Man do not commit damned fratricide, for they will be condemned for all time and cast from the Grace and the Light of God.” This, at least, gets Naka to look at you. “A... bush,” she says dubiously. Apperently she's not familiar with Western theological myth. “That's stupid.” “Well, he actually called me on the phone,” you clarify.“The phone.”“Yes. The Chief of Naval Operations, called me while I was in the lobby about five minutes ago and told me to keep making sure none of you shipheads manage to kill any other ships off. I'm extending the definition to include suicide.”She scowls at you. “Really-”“Yes, fucking really,” you snap back. “Here.” You hold up your phone. “Do a reverse dial, ask him yourself.” “No... that's...” she covers her face up with the back of her hand again; but her tone is rather softer. “I'm sorry.” “Good,” you say with a sigh. “And for your information, I'm only sitting down because my leg is fucking killing me.”“Want one of my crutches?”“I....” you sigh. “I have a cane.”
>>39863888Another story, same Zwolle liberation:Major was tasked with finding 50 of the fresh recruits, who were at that time captured by the German troops. He sneaked into the house, took the commander hostage, and ordered the commander to march his troops up to the Canadian base and surrender.
>>39863927She looks at you again. “... is it in that big white box you tucked under your arm?” She nods at it, leaning against the siderail of her hospital bed where you propped it after lying her flat. “Yuh.”She squints at you. “And you're not using it because...”You groan. “Take it out, have a look.” You hear the rustling of packing paper, the scrape of cardboard, and then - “... wow.”“Yeah.” “It looks like a magical girl staff. From a really bad anime.”“You know what that is?” She snatches up the remote and zaps the TV, which snaps to life in the middle of a Card Captor Sakura rerun. You grimace at the TV. “Christ, that stuff was bad the first time around.” Now *she* squints at *you.* “You've watched it?” “Surely it isn't THAT bad,” you say, jerking your thumb at the TV where one such staff is currently being employed. “Admiral,” she says darkly, holding it above her prone form to catch the meager light, “it has a FISH in it. Who gave this to you?” “A class-A asshole.” “No kidding,” she says, putting it back in the box. You sit in silence for a few minutes. You get up long enough to turn on the ceiling fan, and settle down again. A tension is growing in the room; something brooding and questioning beneath Naka's dark eyes, and sooner or later, that bubble will burst.
>>39863927Unleash the Pimp Cane 9000
>>39863907Funny thing is, of course, Eisenhower was leading armies in Europe against Spain in the war too.
>>39863949>"Whatcha thinkin' about?">"Oh, y'know, ship stuff"
>>39863959>Eisenhower was leading armies in Europe against Spain in the war too
>>39863949THAT'S A WRAP FOR TONIGHT! STICK AROUND FOR THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE TORPEDO TROLLOPS! KANT-O-CELLE QUEST WILL RESUME SOONY-ISH; SOONY-ISH BEING MOST LIKELY TUESDAY BECAUSE SUNDAY IS MOTHERS DAY AND MAN, FUCK MONDAYS AMIRITE? Also, I have a question for you all: soon you'll be getting a ginormo update the size of which you have never seen before. It could easily have more content than one (or even two) entire threads usually contain. Should I post it on TG, complete with pictures, or just link it in a pastebin or something? What would you prefer?
>>39863949Well hopefully its not a gas buildup. Don't need a repeat of Taihou.
>>39863989Why not both?
>>39863992I like you anon. You die last.
>>39863992why did I laugh
>>39863989TG for our live reactions as you post.
>>39863989I'd like it on /tg/
>>39863949Hey now, CCS was good and as far as magical girl sticks go it was fine.
>>39863989TG with pictures.Pictures are good.
>>39863941 few weeks later, Léo refused to be decorated for bravery for the capturing of the 93 POW’s. When his commanding officer told him that he was considering submitting a request for a medal of valour to Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery, the Chief Commander of the British Army which included the Canadian Army, Léo was not impressed. He was adamant in his rejection of the award and replied: “No Sir. Thank you, but I don’t want this Chief to honour me, since he has caused the deaths of many civilians and so many of my soldier-countrymen with his ill-conceived military decisions”.Man got snark. I like him.
>>39863989in /tg/>>39864012more Choukai when?
Torpedo TimeIt was a pretty average morning, although Ooi didn't seem to be in a hurry to wake me up today. I was pretty hungry, having skipped dinner yesterday, so I was ready to sit down and maybe have a couple of plates worth of food. I look into our mirror in the bathroom and noticed my braid came undone, what a pain. Ooichi appears behind me and places her hands on my shoulders. “Do you want me to do your braid, Kitakami?”It's not like I can't do it myself, but she offered. “Yeah, that would be fine.”- - -The smell of breakfast was wafting outside as we approached one of the chow halls on Yokosuka. It looks like we made it right before the brunch crowd. As we go through the food line I pile my plate with waffles, sausages, and fruit. I sit down at the end of a long table, and Ooi takes a seat next to mine. Breakfast is a pretty important meal, even though the same things are served every day it's still a meal I try not to miss. Sausages are extra great, and they're shaped like torpedos too, heh. Ooi's been kind of quiet this morning, but I'm sure she would say something if it was a big deal. I'm about halfway through my first plate when I notice the place as been filling up quick, even a few faces I know. Unfortunately two of the faces from yesterday, Isokaze and Murakumo, along with a third are coming in this direction. I think that last girl is... Harumatsu or something.
>>39863989I say both
>>39863992If Taihou comes back, we shall rechristen her 'Glock'
>>39864012Well I guess sometimes the best humour is often the crudest.
>>39864016>TG for our live reactions as you post.COMPELLING ARGUMENT
>>39863989/tg/, post-by-post reaction images are vital to this artform.Also I'm scared
>>39863989This is an update for shipsluts you're talking about, not SWQ, right?If so, I think /tg/ would be good, mainly because pictures will help to keep the characters straight for those in the audience who aren't super familiar with who all the different shipsluts are.
>>39864041“You're not planning on sitting here, correct?” I pose the question to them. “Is there a problem?” Isokaze answers me. “I'm saying you aren't going to sit here. Find somewhere else.”Ooi leans in and whispers to me: “There's not a lot of room anywhere else”. It was true, only single spots seemed to be spattered around. Maybe they'll just shut up and eat. “Oh? We were not aware thou owned this fine establishment. How foolish of us.” Murakumo answers the newcomer, “Ha! It's not like they're saving the seats for anyone.” “Now, now, Kitakami-san is probably just having a tough morning. Let's enjoy our breakfast.” “More like a tough month.” Murakumo grumbles.The three of them sit down across from us. I tighten my grip on my utensils and try and focus on the news station showing on the TV. Ooi quietly speaks up again. “We can just get some to-go containers and eat back at the room” “I'm not moving just to humor them.”Isokaze clears her throat and starts to speak, what I dreaded. “Recently we've formed a small group, a club so to speak. We're looking to bring new experiences and hold morale events for our fleet. More importantly we wish to promote good military discipline and foster positive relations with the US fleet. Both of you are invited to join if you wish.”“You're joking right? You're trying to form some de facto gang of midgets to threaten people into only things you approve of?”Isokaze looks genuinely shocked. I suppose I was aiming a little too high. The purple haired one butts in. “Hmph. We should have known that violence and coercion are the first things thou thinks of. It is nothing of the sort. We will simply set a good example for others to follow. It is a noble cause. Thou seems like one who does not often think of others.”
>>39864048ohu>>39864058Yes. Next time you see SWQ on here it'll be an actual fucking thread. With votes!
>>39863927>“You see, the Lord Almighty called to me from a burning bush, and lo did he say to me, 'go forth and ensure that the walking backtalking smartass warships of Man do not commit damned fratricide, for they will be condemned for all time and cast from the Grace and the Light of God.” >This, at least, gets Naka to look at you. “A... bush,” she says dubiously. Apperently she's not familiar with Western theological myth. “That's stupid.”My sides have achieved a stable orbit around pluto.>>39863949>She snatches up the remote and zaps the TV, which snaps to life in the middle of a Card Captor Sakura rerun. You grimace at the TV. “Christ, that stuff was bad the first time around.”In the grim darkness of the Abyssal War, Card Captor Sakura is still getting re-runs. Jesus christ, I remember watching thta when I was ten.What's next, Saint Seiya becomes the favourite anime of some random shipslut?>>39863989Give me a Pastebin, Planefag. Leave the actual thread for the stuff we have vote for.
>>39864065Ooi speaks up before me, “You want to improve US relations huh... So where's the US members in your group? Why don't you recruit, say.. what's her name?” “Fuck-up chan” I supply. “Ha, yeah her.”The meaning seems to sink in instantly as the three destroyers seem to avert their gaze and find something quite interesting on their plates. “It... is quite saddening, but there are always a few, less fortunate individuals who simply do not excel in any areas. We pity them, and wish them well, but they would not be very helpful to us.” “Hey, listen. We're trying to start small here, don't go asking the impossible on the first day.” Murakumo adds in, before digging into her meal.I feel like I've lost most of my appetite. At least they didn't bother us anymore after that and talked among themselves. After dropping our empty plates off we stood on the steps of the building looking outward towards the busy midday street. Except there weren't any cars on it. There was only a person slowly moving towards us from down the street. It looks as if they were running, but not making any progress. After what seems like eternity a slowly jogging Shiranui, completely out of breath, stops a few feet from us. She bends over supporting her upper body with her hands on her knees. Ooi jumps over to her [What the hell] and asks what's wrong.“Up. All night. Following.. her.”“Who?”Shiranui takes a few moments to catch her breath before standing up straight and answering.
>>39864070He means actual SWQ. not 89.
>>39863903We got some shit done in WW2 but it was WW1 where the britbongs would send fake messages out detailing where the Canadians were going to be so the germans would freak out when they intercepted these messages and they would reinforce the shit out of that area. Then we'd go fuck with somewhere else.
>>39864072>“A... bush,” she says dubiously. Apperently she's not familiar with Western theological myth. “That's stupid.”Where's an image of Naka in a fedora when you need one?
>>39864072>My sides have achieved a stable orbit around pluto.That was anon's write-in, I can't take credit!>Jesus christ, I remember watching thta when I was ten.And now they're re-making Sailor Moon. WE WILL NEVER BE FREE. Also, I'll put up a pastebin no matter what so everyone can read them afterwards, and I won't be counting the thread(s) used for the update against the usual run - i.e. I'd still do at least one, probably two "normal" threads afterwards.
>>39863270>america wasn't significantHow was that war working out again, limey?>>39864030>recommended for medal of honor>tells month to go fuck himselfMy sides
>>39864085“The one who attacked Choukai, Mogami, and Chikuma. It's a ship girl, judging by the few boot prints I've found that match a small figure and the silhouette left from breaking through wooden fences. She's been traveling in roughly clockwise circular patterns slowly moving eastward. If I'm correct she'll be here in...”Shiranui raises her forearm to read her wristwatch. She has it about an inch from her face before rubbing her eyes and attempting a second time. “About thirty seconds.” “Yeah well that's just wonderful, but you're in no shape to stop anyone and I'm not about to help.” “As expected, however I have already contacted the authorities.”I look around. I don't see anything out of the ordinary. They probably thought it was prank call or something. Ten seconds to go. There's a fast moving figure running down the sidewalk. It does a running kick and sends the top of a mailbox flying. As I track it flying through he air I hear the sound of multiple sirens coming from every direction. The world slows down as armored infantry appear from behind trees, bushes, and other nearby buildings, running in our direction to intercept the errant shipgirl. Two firetrucks and multiple police cars have blocked off the intersection to our right while multiple armored cars come up from the other direction blocking escape. Within 15 seconds the girl is surrounded by a ring of riot police. We have front-row seats [standing, but whatever] to the show of a lifetime.There's no fat policeman with a microphone telling the girl to surrender peacefully, just the slowly encroaching ring of malice, arms raised and aimed. There's a yell, a shriek of rage, as the small girl barrels forward towards the firetrucks. Shotguns fire, but the baton rounds do little to slow down the girl as she barrels through the three deep line of MP's.
>>39864093And then those times with both Canadians and Australians
>>39864093Because how hard we tunneled during Somme?
>>39864132“Oh no..” Shiranui speaks up as she squeezes her head with both hands. “I told them to bring out everything, if she escapes..”Instead of running to freedom, the girl poses triumphantly ontop of one of the battered MP's before issuing her exclamation of victory. “.... AHAHAHYOU CALL YOURSELVES MARINES? I'VE MET PRISSY AIRMEN WHO COULD PUT UP A BETTER FIGHT THAN YOU. BACK IN MY D-AAAAULLLLRBBGB”Her tirade is cut short as the two firetrucks open up their nozels full burst knocking the girl over. Orders are shouted, gas grenades are launched, and a loud grizzled voice is heard barking a final order. “SEND IN THE FINAL WAVE!”I spot a platoon of full armored troopers with red markings on their armor, with what looks to be electrified batons and heavy shields are running towards the downed girl in the middle of the gas cloud. Their own war-cries drowning out the coughing and yelling ship girl. There's the sound of a few grunts and masculine yells, as I see the sillouettes of a few soliders hit the ground, but then come the loud buzzes and cracks, as the batons find their mark. “Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelppp th-h-h-hey're ggreeeffffiiinn meeeee w w w an ooooonnn wwwooonn ffffaggggoo-”A high pitched whine comes through the air as what I assume to be an overcharging baton and a final crack silence the girl. A quiet minute passes. The wind blows away the gas as I see the unconscious girl bound and carried away, along with the injured MP's. A decent crowd has formed on the steps of the dining facility as others have come out to see the aftermath. I start clapping.- - - - -
>>39864132I see the Italian navy is hard at work.
So where is the story of why Sammy was locked up?
>>39864196It's been a long time since we had any SWQ planefag...
>>39864205...Son, you may need to see an eye doctor
>>39864182>"heeeeeelp shitcurity griefin meee"
>>39864205Three posts up.>>39864197To be fair main cannon aside the equips are actually pretty good.
>>39864205Shh, Crix is telling said story now. Literally right now
>>39864196It's the future you chose. (but we're still doing that thing we talked about right?)
>>39864182>“Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelppp th-h-h-hey're ggreeeffffiiinn meeeee w w w an ooooonnn wwwooonn ffffaggggoo-”FORNO REISEN
>>39864224like, a real long time
>>39864263>It's the future you chose. (but we're still doing that thing we talked about right?)Oooh yeah. That's happening.
I fucking lost it at >“Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelppp th-h-h-hey're ggreeeffffiiinn meeeee w w w an ooooonnn wwwooonn ffffaggggoo-”Bravo Crix.
>>39864265The worse part isn't the words but the feeling you'll never do that Reisen story.
>>39864301>The worse part isn't the words but the feeling you'll never do that Reisen story.We'll see about that.
>>39864150Even before that in Ypres, where we had no idea what we were doing and still had shitty broken dated gear. Then the germans used gas on our clueless asses.FUCK IT, PISS ON YOUR KERCHIEF, HOLD THAT SHIT TO YOUR FACE AND LETS WRECK THESE FUCKING HOSERS ONE HANDED BUDS.
>>39864265OH! did ya hear, Reisen got picked to be a playable character in the next 2ho game?
>>39864319You already tried to do a story about shitty things happening to a touhou [read:alice] (and failed)
>>39864322>OH! did ya hear, Reisen got picked to be a playable character in the next 2ho game?bout damn time eh
>>39864320I never figured out what made these Cannucks so tough and good soldiers.
>>39864361And I can't remember if Sakura will return as a playable as well.
>>39863378Didn't she just finish getting repaired this year?
>>39863319get fucked vaelys
>>39864352I JUST HAVEN'T UPDATED IT IN A WHILE SHUT UP
>>39864372Stereotypically, Canada is composed of various outdoorsmen ranging from Lumberjacks, Hunters, Explorers, Fishermen, etc.Either that or our secret weapon: Maple Syrup
>>39864391hahahahahaha no.Texas doesn't have anywhere near the money they need to fix her properly. They have like $15 million, but need $75.
>>39864407That and having to fight off all those waves of polar bears will make you tough.
>>39864405A think we can consider it dead at this point.
>>39864405YOU HAVEN'T UPDATED A LOT OF STORIES IN A WHILEAT LEAST THREE BY MY COUNT
>>3986441475 mil to fix a boat that they spent billions on already.Darn.
>>39864423NO I REALLY LIKE THAT STORY I WAS JUST BUSY AS SHIT>>39864428NO BULLY! NO BULLY!
>>39864372When you feel bad about doing something you gotta do you make sure you do it as best you can.Not to mention, if we can't give you the best cutting edge shit, and we can't give you as much backup as the other guys, we're sure as shit gonna make sure you are the absolute fucking best at what you do.JTF2 blows everybody else out of the water even today.
>>39864433>billionsNo, not that much. But the only way to permanently fix Texas is to build a drydock for her like they did for HMS Victory. Anything else and they're just delaying the inevitable.
>>39864443>BusyUhuh. Sure. Whatever you say. Being a procrastinator is a full time occupation I get it.
>>39864454Didn't she already underwent a drydock trip before?
>>39864423Is it dead if it continues to pick up readers?They may not be the same readers from the very beginnings of the story, but it don't make them any less welcome.
>>39864474She was *refitted* in a drydock. I'm talking about taking her out of the water for good.
>>39864479That's called picking over a corpse.
>>39864446A friend of mine put it best; Canada views war as something to be avoided if possible.Otherwise, war is something to be conducted as swiftly and efficiently as possible, and in a manner which ensures we won't have to do it again in quite some time..
>>39864443why do you even have an image from a show you didn't even watch
>>39864484Oh. But I guess there are other WW II BB around so losing her would not be too much of a hit?
>>39864473I WAS BUSY BUT THEN I GRADUATED, OKAY!?and quit my job fuck those hosers NO BULLY
>>39864486Joint Task Force 2; Canadian special ops. There's fuck-all information available on them outside of various sources co-oberating that they're *extremely* good at their job, and that's just the way they like it.
>>39864500I can understand that.
>>39864502Why do you have a penis if you never use it?
>>39864540>implying any of us use our penises
>>39864512Interesting. Thanks anon!I am Canadian and I don't even know them.
>>39864511So what another 5 years before another wizard post?
>>39864512I've heard that their motto is "Deeds, not words". That creed shows up in a couple other places too, but it doesn't really matter who said it first.
>>39864492I suppose if you believe the ending is paramount, well, can't help you there.Didn't stop me from enjoying what's been written already.>>39864443Probably know this already, but just write what's fun for you. Finishing a story is great, but I think I'd like to see them end/continue with the same strength that it started with. Regardless of posting schedules.Also thanks for redirecting to Being Meling. Has Keymaster moved on to greener pastures, or is he still about?
>>39864561What about doubt?
>>39864512>Joint Task Force 2; Canadian special ops. There's fuck-all information available on them outside of various sources co-oberating that they're *extremely* good at their job, and that's just the way they like it.The hajis are terrified. Their unit was ambushed, nearly massacred to a man. The last few grope blindly through the tunnels carved and blasted out of the unyielding Afghan rock, praying that they can find their way to a hidden exit before it's too late. They dare not speak, lest they were followed. The man in the middle pauses - he's lost hold of the shirt-tail of the man leading them. He feels around blindly, but can't find him. Then he reaches back, looking for his friend following - but he, too is gone. He huddles up against the wall, terrified, confused - no, it can't be, it can't be, not here, not deep in their hidden tunnels - he finally gives in and queries the dark, a feeble, quiet whisper that barely goes ten feet. And from the darkness, someone answers. "... eh?" His scream shrieks through the cold stone tunnels, and then all is silent.
>>39864589I have most of that story done (all in one huge-ass update) and yet I've hit a hard block. Porn is hard. It's very very hard. Aaaah. >>39864577>Has Keymaster moved on to greener pastures, or is he still about?Oh he's still about. Once he graduates I think he'll be writing again. I think. No promises. He didn't up and vanish, though.
>>39864622Writing smut for wizard?
>>39863807Back in BCT, if the army offered me a slice of pizza to personally execute hundreds of people, I would have done in at the drop of a hat, and not think to wonder what they did until that guy who screams and calls it snoring kept me up. That was just BCT.>>39863853Mine didn't.
>>39864622There's a thp IRC channel dedicated to porn writing, try asking there.
>>39864656>telling anyone to go to the other THP channel>ever
>>39864600That op was classified bud, you're gonna get your poutine rights revoked.
>>39864670Ironcially enough there's less talk of dicks in there.
>>39864407Exact same reason ANZAC was so fucking hardcore in the world wars - highly rural countries with harsh-ass environments and a very well-developed sense of individual initiative, responsibility and comradeship.Kinda explains the Finns, too.
>>39864638Something standalone. >>39864656WHY HAVEN'T I HEARD OF THIS GOD DAMMIT
Who's the best destroyer and why is it murakumo?
>>39864294Good. I don't want this to end up like the collab stuff I tried with other guys.
>>39864788>Good. I don't want this to end up like the collab stuff I tried with other guys.No fear. Just because Greeks don't always ask for consent doesn't mean we're not the best at what we do.
>>39864788>stuff I tried with other guys.lewd
>>39864764 I'm getting your kant-o-celle Q art made. it'll be done soon
>>39864815woah woah woah that ought to be something to see
>>39864835It'll likely be done tomorrow or so.
>>39864808Now I'm worried.
>>39864880Be sure to tweet it at me!
>>39864506Except she isn't just a WWII battleship. She's the only remaining WWI dreadnought that's still afloat.Plus the fact that she's one of the few ships ever to have survived both world wars.Not to mention all the 'firsts' she's achieved through her career.To say that losing her wouldn't be so much as a 'hit' as you call it, but more of utter fucking annihilation.
>>39864928>Not to mention all the 'firsts' she's achieved through her career.
>Just come back from work>Find out kant-o-celle ranFMLAlso, YOUNG WHEN YOU FAG