Now that the Brassholes have turned you loose, yourKANT-O-CELKANT-O-CELLE QUEST: BOLLIO BADMINTONLE QUEST: BOLLIO BADMINTON first priority is Naka. You'd hoped to delay this for a bit - give her some space, some room to let the morning-after humiliation of spilling her guts while drunk wear off. You remember how mad you were when you said a little more than you'd intended to when Goto got you buzzed in his office; how humiliated and exposed you'd felt. You can't begin to imagine what Naka felt like as she sat up in bed this morning and hit her head on the hangover. But - - she was right. The lie you told to Thomas turns over and over in your mind - the delphinium flare in Shigure's eyes as she struck; the signature of an abyssal's gaze. You'd denied it to his face - treason, some might call an omission of that magnitude *treason.* But after what you saw in the cell block - the young Marine who risked his very life to save her just because he was the only one that could - you couldn't bring yourself to utter it. After Shigure's violent and final demonstration of the futility of containing a rogue shipgirl, future responses will go straight to killing. You think of Naka's guilty face, voice thick with tears as she tells you about leaving a part of herself on the other side of the veil. An icy spider crawls down your spine and nests in your gut. You won't allow it. There's a lot of things you can't affect, but this isn't one of them.
The dorms are quiet when you reach them, aside from the faint strains of music floating through Harder's door when you walk by. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mYBSayCsH0 Naka's room is completely silent. Hesitantly, you knock. “Come on in!” comes the bright reply.You open the door timidly. The hall light spreads over the bare hardwood floor and unadorned walls, lighting the lingering gloom cast by shuttered blinds. The light keeps rolling over the bare chamber till it spreads across Naka's followed a moment later by a smile so big her eyes wink shut as she flashes it, flipping you a crisp finger-V to boot. “Hello, Admiral~” Naka's sitting in the middle of an almost empty room. The government-supplied furniture is there - a bed and a cheap nightstand - but everything else seems absent. There's no lamp on the nightstand; the bed has been stripped of its linens (which are stuffed haphazardly in a hamper by the closet) and that's about it. You see some vertical bars on the left that are slotted to hold shelves, but the planks are missing.
Planefag is wrong
Your secretary is sitting on the hard floor underneath the shuttered window, knees pulled up to her chest. She's wearing some cut-off jeans, a loose t-shirt that says “MEGADEUS” on it and flip-flops. She'd almost look casual if not for the hairbuns; still neat and tightly coiled as always; too perfect for a product of casual effort. “Hi,” you say lamely, stepping inside and closing the door behind you. With the gloom returned you reach for the light switch, but it just clicks forlornly, no answering hum of fixtures to reply. “Aahaha, I got a little carried away cleaning and broke the light,” Naka says. “Still my old clumsy self, I guess. The janitor said he'd be by to replace it, but till then -” she reaches up and twists the blind-rod to let the summer sun stream into the room- “it's a sunny day outside!” The slanting sunrays sparkle in minute particles on the floor - like little crumbs of glass, they seem like. Naka notices your noticing and giggles a little harder. “Ahaha, yeah, I didn't have a broom, so I had to put on shoes, see?” She lifts her foot and shakes her dangling flipflop a bit. When she sizes up your expression she smiles again, tilting her head and winking as if she's playing at flirtation - but it looks like a stained glass window after a rock's gone through it; empty and false. An awful dread is creeping over you with sure certainty, your breakfast curdling into a cold lump in your stomach. Something has gone very, very wrong. [ ] Naka. Stop with the act. Stop it right the fuck now. That's an order.[ ] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on? [ ] I just came by to ask why you resigned as my secretary. It's gonna be hard replacing you.
>>43601184>[ ] Naka. Stop with the act. Stop it right the fuck now. That's an order.
>>43601149Why do twintails make her look so young?
>>43601184>[x] Naka. Stop with the act. Stop it right the fuck now. That's an order.
>>43601184>>[x] Naka. Stop with the act. Stop it right the fuck now. That's an order.
>>43601184[ ] Naka. Stop with the act. Stop it right the fuck now. That's an order.
>>43601184>[ ] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?>>43601149Been too long since we last saw shoukaku.
>>43601157Like I give a fug. It's Veteran's Day, and I 'volunteered' to work.
>>43601184>[X] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on? Let's not start off too confrontational.
>>43601184>[ ] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?Though I'm torn between that and the blunt route, fuck
>>43601184>[x] Naka. Stop with the act. Stop it right the fuck now. That's an order.Enough is e-fucking-nough.
>>43601184YA GOT SOME ISSUES, NAKA.
>>43601184>[x] Naka. Stop with the act. Stop it right the fuck now. That's an order.Let's hope he has better luck fixing things.
>>43601184>[ ] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?Lets ease into her.We see from sendai that being too confrontational doesn't work.
>>43601184>[X] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?Don't be so blunt, for fucks sake.
>>43601184>[ ] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?
>>43601184>Naka, if I wanted to talk to the idol I would have called your agent
>>43601184>[X] I just came by to ask why you resigned as my secretary. It's gonna be hard replacing you.
>>43601149>Now that the Brassholes have turned you loose, yourKANT-O-CELKANT-O-CELLE QUEST: BOLLIO BADMINTONLE QUEST: BOLLIO BADMINTON first priority is Naka.what the fuck bro
>>43601184[ ] It was not your fault.
>>43601184>[ ] Naka. Stop with the act. Stop it right the fuck now. That's an order.Because you were right.
>>43601184>[x] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on? tease harder. c'mon tease harder.DO ITfucking faggot idol i fucking hate you
[X] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?
>>43601273Votes aren't the only thing that slip into Settle's mind, I guess
>>43601266Nice lack of vote there.
>Settle's face when
>>43601184>Naka, you've already told me the truth. Stop. This is pathetic. You're fooling nobody. not even Harder.
>>43600045'cept the Vikings thought their fate was predetermined, so there was no rush to meet death. Whereas you're hell-bent on headbutting an Abyssal to death and you're the first one to opine that anyone can facefuck Fate if they can channel enough Hate and/or plastique (preferably through a copper plate with the proper spacing.) For the GLORY OF YOUR CLAN, no less. FOR HONORABU OF DER CORPS! Shit, you even carry that fucking ka-bar and pistol around everywhere like a jarhead daisho set or - - ah. Ahahah.AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAA
>>43601184>[x] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?I don't know if being blunt and direct is going to work.
>>43601184There is literally nothing wrong with being Abyssal.
>>43601184>[ ] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?"You know, if you wanna talk, I'm here for you."
>>43601184COMPROMISE!!!!!>[ ] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on? FIRSTBUT IF SHE KEEPS UP HER BULLSHITTHEN>[ ] Naka. Stop with the act. Stop it right the fuck now. That's an order.SOUND GOOD?
>>43601184>You were right. About how close you girls are to the other side.
>>43601184[X] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on? [X] And don't think that yesterday was your fault either. Arizona's still mad at me for doing the stupid thing.
>>43601323>>43601184 ...A Cutter...
>[x] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?
>>43601184>You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?
>>43601361The Jokes on you! We're Settle, which makes us Brassholes! Ha! Wait a minute...
>>43601184>[X] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?
>>43601362Among their weapons there are DESS, DESS and DESS.
>>43601361>shit happensToo You.
>>43601369The expression on his fucking face is the best part. "Great, THIS clown again."
>>43601184>[ ] Naka. Stop with the act. Stop it right the fuck now. That's an order.I'd drop the "that's an order" but though. We can always bring the hammer of authority down if she doesn't respond, but I think giving her the opportunity to get lost in proper protocol and procedure isn't the best idea. We'll need to catch her off guard to get through the mask ...
>[X]You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?
>>43601273rolled 57-64 on the critical paste failure table. a part of his open document warps, and reappears in a random location within 50 characters of his current post
>>43600228 >innocent whistling
>>43601475I tried to tell them Planefag!They didn't want to listen!
>>43601448What the fuck happened to that poor bastard?
Made a Pastabin of Pastabins of all my writeups thus far: http://pastebin.com/bz0MPTyUAfter re-reading some of them, Jesus fuck those first three or four are BAD. I just might have to re-master them someday.
>>43601475Kongou thinks YAFfykins is a faggit but This Shrine is a totally good story dess!
>>43601475K.We'll never vote for it.
>>43601475I remember that story.
>>43601475Yup. Either Willie accidentally sodomized Poi with her five-incher, or Sammy's taking on all of DesDiv 6 just for kicks. I *knew* we should have gone there first...
>>43601499FYI I'm only posting that 'cause I need to sleeeeeeeep.
>>43601499It's the only way to get better! The only problem is hunting down every copy of your early efforts and dumping them in a mineshaft later.
>>43601531"Nanking never happened"
>>43601475PILLOWFORT.THEN WE'LL TALK.
>>43601519>or Sammy's taking on all of DesDiv 6 just for kicks"ORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORA!"
>>43601519No it's far far worse...Sammy's corrupting DesDiv6.
>>43601501Still disappointed that you didn't react to >>43601107
>>43601531We need to start dumping the first threads of SWQ in these threads.Bring planefag face to face with his shame.
>>43601542Say it again.I dare you.I *double dog* dare you.
>>43601571DesDiv6 pillowfort.I dare you to destroy theirs.
>>43601184>[ ] Naka. Stop with the act. Stop it right the fuck now. That's an order."Now don't panic. But I may have seen what you were talking about the other night in Shigure."
>>43601571Can we have ice cream instead?
>>43601571Can haz dezzie hijinks?
>>43601184[ ] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?
>>43601571PILLOWFORTNOT SO FUN IS IT NOW DEMETRIOUS. KARMA IS A MALICIOUS BITCH AIN'T IT?
>>43601305Oh no. No no. Don't you start with that fucking shit right the fuck now, fucker. And what do you know of the skein of my life? Not a damn thing. Maybe I'm fated to constantly chase death and never find it? it'd fucking suck but there it is. Tl:dr: Eat a bag of horsecock.
>>43601571How many sidewiders can fit in a B-52 planefag? FUEL OR ROCKETS??
>>43601497Bone cancer. Have fun imagining just how painful it would be to suddenly have your bones be covered in thousands of tiny sharp spikes underneath your skin and muscles.
>>43601562I would bring up AWiY, but that's legitimately his best work.
CHOOSE THE FORM OF THE DESTRUCTOR
>>43601571The Edmund Fitzgerald was built in 1957. You had martians steal it in a story set in 1944. The USS Arizona has 4 turrets. You wrote she had three.You pretend you know everything, but you don't
>>4360172316"/50 cal. naval rifle.
>>43601184>to pass as a monkI can actually see some emos going monk because they don't deserve things.
>>436017235"/38cal shell spamSammy B's hickory baseball bat
>>43601723This'll work nicely, I think.>select all images of donutsIT KNOWS
>>43601724>a guy named planefag doesn't know shit about boatsHEADLOO ONE-ONE CALLING SHERLOCK ACTUAL, WE ARE WINCHESTER, REPEAT, WE ARE WINCHESTER, OVER!
>>43601723What part of PILLOW FORT do you not understand?
>>43601723Sammy and Hate.
>>43601723Pt Boat Corgis
>>43601723oh wow is that a PILLOW FORT?
>>43601767She's accounted for. wait shit.
>>43601767What is this, a battleship for ants?
>>43601785AHAHA, WE HAVE YOU NOW GHOST!
>>43601770>threatening littorio with a fritz-x
THE CHOICE IS MADE
>>43601795Yes, and now what do you want?
>>43601810A new quest.
>>43601685Really, all it needed was more Cirno
>>43601819More brown girls when
>>43601808Get back to writing planefag!
votes called btw, yeah I should say that
>>43601810A better written quest.
>>43601810Sammy B Hitting a shell back to owner using her baseball bat.
>>43601824>>43601833Hahaha. not happening gents. I'm busy writing something for KCQ!
>>43601833>Kant-O-Cell '89Seconded. I don't know why, but seconded.
>>43601834all it NEEDS is a fucking writer that gives a shit.
>>43601808hooray the real planefag is back
>>43601833>>43601856>Kant-O-Cell '89>It's the same as this quest except all the of girls are wearing 80's workout gear and leg warmers
>>43601808>>43601808What form has the Destructor chosen?!THE PEOPLE DESERVE TO KNOW, PLANEFAG!
>>43601844I mean, who doesn't like little chocolate
Hey, I've arrived.And what a surprise, we didn't fuck everything up today!Thus far. I'm not holding out hope, even when there's at most an hour left for the thread.>>43601866And now Demetrious unleashes... the Destroyer of Pillowforts.
>>43601885And where Admiral bishop saves the world while being unable to decide which ship he'll waifu?
nui nui bodyguard when
>>43601184[x ] You enjoy titillating Harder too much to pass as a monk, Naka. What's going on?
>>43601895/pol/ doesn't like chocolate.Faggots, all of them.
>>43601921Are you the VPN anon? You might wanna hold off from voting.
>>43601410Who is the angry tsundere girl handing you the gift?
>>43601931Her expression looks more like "Is dis nigga serious?" than homicidal insanity.
>>43601841>>43601866What have you done. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!Anon, you fool! You have unleashed the horror that is CRUNCH upon us! Pray that she shows up as a mere Cameo, for we shall know no peace if she is summoned into the Canon!
>>43601946Zuikaku aka Cardiv5 #2 aka turkey
>>43601946Zuikaku. Shoukaku's sister.
>>43601946zui "barely appearing in this quest" kaku
>>43601915Still no shou though.
>>43601930/pol/ doesn't like anything
>>43601950No, that's not her. That's Erika. The detective. The Witch of Truth. The Intellectual Rapist.
>>43601866>GIFplease take this webm
>>43601970I think what she's done so far is>Beat Kaga with a branch from the Humility tree>Was there with all the other carriers for the southern fairy tale>Is being a cunt to Kaga and Akagi about Bat Lead
>>43601999THE DEVIL'S IMAGE FORMAT.
>>43601970bog standard tsundere trollop gitout
>>43602010More Batlead when
>>43602026When the mail comes.
>>43601948The two are sometimes similar in certain individuals.>>43601950Well, there was hope she wouldn't.Until you voiced the possibility out loud. Now there is no hope.>>43601979It's been merely 24/48 hours in-quest since Settle last saw her. That said, who can guess what will happen next? She'll turn up.
>>43602023She's not even fucking tsundere for the admiral, she has the cutest SANKYU~ line ever.It's with KAGA that she's tsundere, because blah blah interservice rivalry.Fucking dammit people always think that because of the goddamn twintails.
THIS QUEST NEEDS A V2 NUKE FOR A TOTAL RESET.AND I DON'T KNOW WHY I WANT TO FIRE THE V2. I HAVENT EVEN READ THE QUEST AND I STILL WANT TO FIRE OFF THE V2.
>>43602041Surprised she didn't pop up right after the Yak incident as Ari certainly did.
>>43602082>V2 NUKEThe V2 was never nuclear.
Fluff! I gots a picture for you!
>>43602041>Well, there was hope she wouldn't.>Until you voiced the possibility out loud. Now there is no hope.Not even planefag can be this cruel, Bentus. C-can he?
>>43602104>Kongo>heart pupils>yes pillow
>>43601765Why is she so cute?
>>43602096Next you'll say borders have done anything for us.
>>43602086I'd say that Shoukaku guessed, rightfully, that Settle would be in no mood for recriminations right after the incident, no matter how well-founded they might be.Thus, she left him his space for a time. She'll turn up soon.>>43602107Yes. Yes he can. He's always been this cruel. Because we've always been this cruel too.
>>43602107TRUST PLANEFAGBELIEVE IN PLANEFAG
>>43602128Because whatever the fuck is bringing all of them back wants to bring all of them fucking back as hot chicks or little girls. You ever fucking notice none of them are ugly, they're all at least solid sevens? Yeah. Fucking, I don't know either.
>>43602160Fuck boarders.They always scrape all the fucking snow off the hill.
>>43602169Even the little ones Hate?
>>43602169I mean, except for all the body horror ones. Right?
>>43602179I wouldn't say that.I'd say those who lack skill scrape the snow off the hill. The ones with skill don't.There are far too many boarders without skill.
>>43602169Kongou's definitely an Nine.
>>43602197I mean, look, they'd be fucking hot if you were into that sort of shit, I'm sure. Even they've got waists and hips and tits. well, sometimes. almost always tits though. Fucking, look, point I'm trying to make here is none of them are ugly, like, fat or anything.
>>43602214Hate if you ended up trapped in a room with one, Who'd it be?
>>43602194what the hell is this? I can't even stand the slight distortions on the body proportions! ugh!
>>43602228Dess rhymes with less, girl.
>>43602214They eat inhuman amounts because of the whole ship thing, without getting fat.And yet, Ise and Hyuuga being gym rats implies that their bodies aren't set in stone.This shit's just too weird
>>43602023still a better character than alice
>>43602239>This shit's just too weirdYeah. Fucking tell me about it.
>>43602214It is ideal being imposed unto reality. The ideal cannot be ugly.It can be flawed, yes. But it cannot be ugly, for it is an ideal. It's quite in line with Platonic though.>>43602239There is both, yes. Very strange.Then again, Plato himself said that Ideals were never meant to be incarnated, only striven for.
>>43602228Sorry I prefer blondes or platinums.
>>43602124Ah, Urotsukidōji. I once found that and Ninja Scroll in the kid's shelves of my local video-rental store (because cartoon = for kids, right?). I didn't clue them in. I always wondered how long it took them to realize....
>>43602264Just because a waifu is a good example of a Platonic ideal doesn't mean it applies here
>>43602264Plato was a cunt.
>>43602214check your privilege shitlord
>>436022289/10 isn't a bad number, especially if it's a commonly shared opinion (not true for various other ships)
What Sendai has planned for Settle tonights night battle.
>>43602254>underboob>nice use of perspective.>tits are a bit big, but still acceptable size>no pantiesyes/10
>>43602282Never said he wasn't. I much prefer Xenophon amongst Socrates' disciples.>>43602281Does it not? The Ship Girls are not the ideal representations of the souls of the ships?I would say so. The weirdness comes from a Platonic ideal being incarnated.
>>43602287Lose some weight, landwhale.
>>43602299>Insinuating a woman is not a dess/10 and is thereby less attractive than other women therefore there are others that who are more attractive and appealing who will steal teitoku away from Kongou because they're dess/10, unlike Kongou, and they'll steal teitoku and hold his hand, and then they'll get married, and go on dates, and live a happy life together while Kongou rusts alone and unloved in a shipyard.YOU'RE NOT HELPING DESS.
>>43602319Shut up with the shitty faux philosophy.
>>43602335Wouldn't a fat shipgirl just be a whale?
>>43602344Oh FFS look we get it you want his dick, so shut the fuck up already.
>>43602344Can't you find another teitoku?
>>43602344ow my headKongo slow down
>>43602344>Kongou rusts alone and unloved in a shipyard.If you're lucky. If not, well, damn the torpedoes...
>>43602210Unf. These shipgirls have great sterns.
>>43601903That is an amazing idea.
“You enjoy titillation torturing Harder way too much to pass as a monk, Naka,” you say, glancing pointedly around the bare room. “What's going on?” Naka's bright smile fades - but she keeps a pleasant expression plastered on her face as she hugs her knees to herself. “I just felt like simplifying things a bit, that's all.” You frown, managing to loom disapprovingly at her from the middle of the room. “Simplify?” You're watching her face carefully, searching desperately for some hint of emotion, some flicker of warmth in those glassy eyes, a hint of the Naka, not this damnable doll-face Naka-Chan they stamp on the concert flyers. “It's hard to focus in a cluttered room, Admiral,” Naka lilts as she wags a finger at you. “And I have that big concert coming up soon, so I need to practice my best. And the less stuff in a room the better the echoes are so-” she shrugs. “I just cleaned house a bit!”
>>43602350There's already a whale!A big, useless, whale
No warmth - but some color. At the corner of her mouth. The bare boards creak forlornly underfoot as you limp closer. Naka cinches her arms a little tighter and turns her head to look at you sidelong, pursing her lips coquettishly. “Admiral Settle, you're so forward-” The tip of your cane sweeps out and pushes her chin to face you square. She bats it away violently, knocking it from your hand - but you're already turning the blind-rod to cast light downward, towards the little niche of shadow created by their prior angle. Naka's smile has fallen off her face completely now. In the light, there's no mistaking it - the redness on Naka's cheek, the one she turned away from you every time she did a cute head-tilt with her smiles. This close you can even see a spot of blood at the corner of her mouth. “Naka,” you say, voice low and hot. “Who hit you?” Naka brushes her bangs back for something to do as she fixes her eyes on the door. “Arizona-san had a few words with me earlier.”
>>43602344Kongou calm down, Jesus jumping titChrist.Have you been drinking coffee again? All that caffeine is burning your brain out. You need to mellow out, girl--be cool.
>>43602344Kongou.You are a lovely lady and I'm sure your teitoku thinks so as well. He will never abandon you.
You hiss involuntarily as the pressure in your skull skyrockets. “She was angry at me, Naka, not you.” “Oh, I think she was angry at me,” Naka says, a melancholy undertone poisoning her lyrical lilt.“No, I hared off again without calling ahead-” “Which you might've remembered if someone hadn't pressured you into drinking,” Naka adds mercilessly.“Naka-”“Settle,” she says, voice suddenly brittle. “Please. Please stop.” [ ] Considering how you slew the *hell* out of those SOBs, this kid-glove treatment is starting to royally piss you off. Naka's not the only warrior missing the front-lines, dammit. You belong on a battle bridge, not a conference room. [ ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*[ ] ... stop. You avoided ripping away her Idol facade in the first place because you suspected that thin veneer was the only thing gluing her together, and now you're chipping at it. If trained therapists can't just talk away deep-seated depression, you've got no chance. But you *are* a man of action.
>>43602395Hahaha, welcome to the club Naka
>>43602395Oh. Ari.We are going to have fucking words.This is not ok.
>>43602393She'll look like a whale soon enough.
>>43602417>[ ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*"Shigure almost went Abyssal."
>>43602417>[ ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602417>[x] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*Welp wasn't expecting the Ari part.
>>43602417>[X] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602395... Well. That is a bit much, Arizona.
>>43602417>[ ] Considering how you slew the *hell* out of those SOBs, this kid-glove treatment is starting to royally piss you off. Naka's not the only warrior missing the front-lines, dammit. You belong on a battle bridge, not a conference room.>[ ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*Both of them need to be said. Probably in that order, too.
>>43602395Oh ya gettin' dat
>>43602395>Arizona-san had a few words with me earlier.”BLYAT
>>43602417 ] Considering how you slew the *hell* out of those SOBs, this kid-glove treatment is starting to royally piss you off. Naka's not the only warrior missing the front-lines, dammit. You belong on a battle bridge, not a conference room.
>>43602417>[X] Considering how you slew the *hell* out of those SOBs, this kid-glove treatment is starting to royally piss you off. Naka's not the only warrior missing the front-lines, dammit. You belong on a battle bridge, not a conference room.>>[x] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602417>[x] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602417>[ ] Considering how you slew the *hell* out of those SOBs, this kid-glove treatment is starting to royally piss you off. Naka's not the only warrior missing the front-lines, dammit. You belong on a battle bridge, not a conference room.
>>43602417[ ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*Naka deserves the truth. We trust her enough on this. We actually also need to let goto know but not thomas. Too explosive.
>>43602417Stealing Anon's answer>Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602417> ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602417>[ ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*>[ ] ... stop. You avoided ripping away her Idol facade in the first place because you suspected that thin veneer was the only thing gluing her together, and now you're chipping at it. If trained therapists can't just talk away deep-seated depression, you've got no chance. But you *are* a man of action.Break, Naka, so that we can fucking fix you already.
>>43602417[X] Considering how you slew the *hell* out of those SOBs, this kid-glove treatment is starting to royally piss you off. Naka's not the only warrior missing the front-lines, dammit. You belong on a battle bridge, not a conference room. >> [X] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602417[ ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602417>[Z] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602417[ ] Go find more yaks and go nuclear againWHY IS EVERYONE SO FUCKING STUPID
>>43602417Where's the destructor?
>>43602344>they'll steal teitoku and hold his hand, and then they'll get married, and go on dates, and live a happy lifeThe order seems off somehow...
>>43602417>[X] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*This'll bite us in the ass if we handle this badly, so let's try to get the important shit out first and foremost.
>Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602344I...Kongou, sweet thing, DESS/10 doesn't WORK. You can't quantify anything, let alone attractiveness, with the division of a word. It's the equivalent of taking the square root of a colour, and defaults to nothing.That means that if you WERE DESS/10, which you aren't, your attractiveness would be literally nonexistent. And don't worry; your teitoku won't be stolen away by any harpy unless she literally has him at gunpoint, and he certianly wouldn't be ATTRACTED to her in that situation.
>>43602417[x] You were right Naka. You were *right*.
>>43602395>a few wordsnaka pls>>43602417>[x] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602393Does she throw enough potatoes?
>>43602417>[ ] Considering how you slew the *hell* out of those SOBs, this kid-glove treatment is starting to royally piss you off. Naka's not the only warrior missing the front-lines, dammit. You belong on a battle bridge, not a conference room.>[ ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602488It comes.>>43602417>[x] Considering how you slew the *hell* out of those SOBs, this kid-glove treatment is starting to royally piss you off. Naka's not the only warrior missing the front-lines, dammit. You belong on a battle bridge, not a conference room. >[x] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602417>*Glare Slightly* Take Off our Rank Pins and Drop them."I am no Admiral Naka, Just a worn down captain that cannot handle losing another ship"
>>43602417God damn it ari, this is over the line.But now is not the time to put the focus on these fucking kid gloves.[ ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>literally telling Naka "Ayy, you could go abyssal and fucking kill everyone at any second if you get sad enoughjesus fucking christ you TOOLS
>>43602522Where? And when? And how?
...Hold up a second.Parker noticed that Abyssals sound like death, whereas ships sound like life.Shigure flickered Abyssal, but only for the moment when she resolved to end her own lifeI wonder how this might interact with Naka's persona when she finally resolves to end it all
I wonder how Harder would react to seeing Naka like this?You know, beat up, bleeding from being socked in the mouth.
>>43602417>[X] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*>[X] ... stop. You avoided ripping away her Idol facade in the first place because you suspected that thin veneer was the only thing gluing her together, and now you're chipping at it. If trained therapists can't just talk away deep-seated depression, you've got no chance. But you *are* a man of action.She might have been right, but this whole fractured/broken facade is stopping right now.
>>43602417>[ ] ... stop. You avoided ripping away her Idol facade in the first place because you suspected that thin veneer was the only thing gluing her together, and now you're chipping at it. If trained therapists can't just talk away deep-seated depression, you've got no chance. But you *are* a man of action.So, this is to rip that facade off rather than just chip away at it, isn't it?
So Ari is the protective mother who goes and hunt down the kids bullying her son.
>>43602556>mfw his room is literally two floors down
>>43602550>Using stuff we do not know about in Character.Just stop.
>>43602534Over the line maybe, but to be fair Naka DID almost get us killed by getting us drunk off our ass >>43602556>Harder's room was nearby>Subs have good hydrophones
>>43602417[x ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602556He'd torpedo ari.
>>43602417>[ ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*Time to go with the true, but stupid decision! Let's talk some real shit! Ahahaha! Full speed ahead into hell, boys!
>>43602550So Abyssal ships are... just normal ships who haven't been loved or pulled over to be given more life?
>>43602556The same way he reacted to Sendai beating her up.
>>43602535Telling her that she was right on this - that she's given us an incredibly good idea of how to stop any more abyssals from forming - is something that could/should make her feel USEFUL, which would kill the very thing driving her to depression in the first place.
>>43602587So our mission is not to capture the abbysals, but to have admirals HUG then and HEADPAT them?
>>43602577I'm not applying it to the vote m8, just speculating and making connections
>>43602417>[X] ... stop. You avoided ripping away her Idol facade in the first place because you suspected that thin veneer was the only thing gluing her together, and now you're chipping at it. If trained therapists can't just talk away deep-seated depression, you've got no chance. But you *are* a man of action.She's already approaching the same Threshold of Despair that Shigure did, and now you guys want to give her *another* thing to brood about? Seriously?No, goddamit! Like >>43602535 says, let's try something a little less destructive, instead.
>>43602417>[ ] ... stop. You avoided ripping away her Idol facade in the first place because you suspected that thin veneer was the only thing gluing her together, and now you're chipping at it. If trained therapists can't just talk away deep-seated depression, you've got no chance. But you *are* a man of action.I feel like that's the *right* option, but I'm not sure if it's the *Settle* option.
>>43602573Do it, you know you want to.
>>43602248It must be rough, having such shit taste
>>43602600A distinct possibility. We'll have to see with iwo jima hime.
>>43602605No, we are motivating her and turning her into our noble confidant, our strategist.
>>43602600I don't know anon, I know fuck all with anything besides we keep almost dying and Lt. Hate is able to feed me for weeks.
>>43602417>[ ] Considering how you slew the *hell* out of those SOBs, this kid-glove treatment is starting to royally piss you off. Naka's not the only warrior missing the front-lines, dammit. You belong on a battle bridge, not a conference room. >[ ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*GRIND IT DOWN. GRIND IT ALL DOWN TILL THE BONES THEMSELVES BE MADE MANIFEST.
>[ ] Considering how you slew the *hell* out of those SOBs, this kid-glove treatment is starting to royally piss you off. Naka's not the only warrior missing the front-lines, dammit. You belong on a battle bridge, not a conference room.>[ ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>>43602588An ineffective and ultimately empty gesture that only tried to soothe his own ego rather than figuring out the root cause of the problem?
>>43602614Even Elton John knows she's a fucking lesbian, by the way.
>>43602535She wants to save them you git, not become them.
>[X] ... stop. You avoided ripping away her Idol facade in the first place because you suspected that thin veneer was the only thing gluing her together, and now you're chipping at it. If trained therapists can't just talk away deep-seated depression, you've got no chance. But you *are* a man of action.
Considering how you slew the *hell* out of those SOBs, this kid-glove treatment is starting to royally piss you off. Naka's not the only warrior missing the front-lines, dammit. You belong on a battle bridge, not a conference room. >[x] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*
>Ari smacked Naka one good....oh boy that should be one interesting...talk.
>>43602573Do it planefag.Dynamic surfacing from 2 floors down.
>>43602600Apparently so.With that in mind, I nominate Wo to be our first live capture attempt.
>>43602535we're provoking her deliberatelyout of malicebecause we're sick of her shit
>>43602417>[ ] Some things only come out when you're plastered - and what you said last night was vital, because not two hours ago, you confirmed it with Shigure. You were right, Naka. You were *right.*>Naka snaps>Harder saves our asses
>>43602653Is she big E?
>>43602659>Another amazing Dues Ex Machina by planefag
>>43602605>implying all the choices don't have the potential to horribly blow up.No seriously there's no good safe choice, only planefag knows which is really the good option and he's having too much fun seeing us squirm.
>>43602538You'll know.... And I think I've filled my quota of ominous statements for the thread.>>4360255650% panicking over what to do, 150% angry at whoever did it.Then he's told it was Arizona and he's 250% angry at Arizona.>>43602579... No. There is no excuse for Arizona doing that. There are explanations. But no excuses.>>43602573Do it. It is time.
>>43602522When?I can't take this tension, man. I can't take it. I don't know what to do. What is the Destructor? Where's it going to fuck us up? Can we even do anything about it? I feel so helpless, man.>>43602573Planefag please stop toying with me. Please. Please. Pretty pleasey please. Just fuck my shit up before I go nuts.
>>43602675Relying on the people under our command to clean up our messes isn't an asspull, it's leadership 101
You guys just really want to kill Naka, don't you.
>>43602614Is there any Nip ship you actually tolerate? I remember you saying you didn't really even consider anything past the Nagato class decent.Where are the Nagato class in this quest anyway? Are they manifested yet or do you have 'plans'?
>>43602395WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING TO US?
PSTD from faggots.
>>43602573Stir the Hunter.
>>43602700I think the latest Kaga writeup mentioned that Nagato herself was around. Probably off on patrols and such
>>43602107>Until you voiced the possibility out loud. Now there is no hope."Veeery cute. Whatever we post about. If we post about battletoads, battletoads will appear and destroy us. So empty your heads! Empty your heads and don't think of anything, we've only got one shot at this!">>43601808>THE CHOICE IS MADE"WOOOAAAH WOAAAAH WOAAAH WE DIDN'T CHOOSE ANYTHING! DID YOU CHOOSE ANYTHING ANON?" "No.""Did YOU?""My image field was blank!" "*I* DIDN'T CHOOSE ANYTHING!" ".... I couldn't help it. It just popped in there.""WHAT. WHAT JUST 'POPPED IN' THERE."
>>43602669No clue.But as a secondary, I nominate Hoppou because Hoppou is best Abyssal.
>>43602700Goto's mentioned discussing history with Nagato before.
>>43602735Hoppo is love.
>>43602728"A hello kitty M1911 modified for 9mm"
>>43602728HERE WE GOOOO
>>43602728stop samefagging faggot
VOTES CALLED!>>43602535Best post in the whole quest tonight.
>>43602690When you least expect it, it will strike.And destroy the Pillowforts. All of them.>>43602701Because they're all fucked up. And Arizona just as much as any one else.We've just seen the results of the second time she went off.>>43602728The Ghostbuster treatment, huh?Let's rock.
>>43602653You'll get whatever I manage to give you. Don't be fucking greedy here.
>>43601808so this happened before>>43601841we're safeit's not her
>>43602772>Implying the people voting for that option mean it like that.Nope.
I am 90% sure Naka said something insensitive and Ari duked her for it. I'm not saying that excuses her for punching out our former secretary, but at least it helps us understand what happened.
>>43602535>Literally telling Naka "Ayy, you could go Abyssal and then snap back out of it if you get sad enough"Shigure is ok for now
>>43602777And now we get the setup for all that we get from sending Hate and [REDACTED] to Iwo is an Abyssal DD and, nine months later, a new DE in our fleet...
>>43602799>Head fairiesTHE CUTEST
>>43602795Of coarse not, but you have to consider Naka's condition.
>>43602807Festival episode when.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt6RAc9HCZYUnrelated.
>inb4 it's not a punch bruise but a Battleship-grade Hickeyforbiddenlove.jpg
>>43602777Hey Hate, didja do anything for Veteran's Day?
>>43602535>>43602772Don't worry, Abyssal Naka has more armor than Yamato.
>>43602707Travis Woo?You mean:Travis "Mono-White is Right" Woo?Travis "Black Hate every deck" Woo?Travis "Celestial Purge niggers" Woo?Travis "Brew with Woo a PTQ Semi-Finals Solution" Woo?Travis "Wrath of God the Jews" Woo?Travis "Whoops did Nazi that counterspell coming Woo?"Travis "Honored Hierarch is playable" Woo?That Travis Woo?
>>43602795>>43602802Yeah."Shipgirls can go Abyssal" is terrifying, but "Shipgirls going Abyssal can recover from it" is downright amazing
Whoever shared that story about their grandad tonight, thank you. And I can understand not knowing something about your grandparent frustrating you.
>>43602782>fuckup-chan and desdiv6-as-a-single-entity fill all the destroyer rolesmurakumo and hairyhorror will never be relevant
>>43602772What's the worst that can happen?
>>43602847You know better than most, Merc.
>>43602795Am I the only one who finds what Hotelru-Chan's doing somewhat... disconcerting?
>>43602826Yeah. Spent the day on fucking facebook yelling at all the fucking retards that posted pictures of themselves in fucking uniform to get people to pay the fuck attention to them. And worked on Fenrir. Fucking... I think I finally got a way to load one of Yam's mini 18" shells in a sabot that delivers pretty fucking similar ballistics to a 7.62 NATO round... only a lot flatter out to like twenty miles. Shit's fucking great.
>>43602816>Of coarse not, but you have to consider Naka's condition.I think it's better to get over that hump now then deal with it later.>>43602832Eh, Shigure with glowing eyes is hardly "going Abyssal" any more than getting a cut on your arm is dismemberment.
>>43602847We are going to have a bad time.Fighting him right now. 20 deaths and counting! Still having fun tho, just got to git gud.
>>43602858>Japs with a prisonerWhat did you actually expect?
I have no idea whats going on anymore.
>>43602795C'mon, nigga, post the big version.
>>43602772Come on Gap you know you want to have Harder walking in on a Naka going Abyssal and the she kills him. Do it.
>>43602858It's supposed to be.
>>43602864Yea but whats the destructive power.
>>43602858copping a feel of re-class ass?
>>43602858It reminds me of old 17th Century gravures about the slave trade.
>>43602864>FenrirWhat? Gungnir was already taken?Oh! I get it! You named it after the Norse devil dog!
>>43602873Oh hey, Luigi Kongou!
>>43602864If you have a mini 18.1' gun working doesn't that mean you are using bullshit fae physics?
>>43602896Reminds me of Dungeon Meshi.
>>43602797Hmmm. Still, I'd feel better if we ensured that Arizona had no reason or opportunity to be near Shigure.Just in case.
>>43602864>found a way to load the portable hole into the bag of holding>Shit's fucking great.
>>43602917Haruna is not forgotten.
>>43602864That...sounds fucking incredible. Rifle like that would be a marksman's wet dream.Wait--twenty miles? How did you gauge that distance? Who did you wrangle into your shenanigans to use their floatplanes?
>>43602772PLANEFAGWHO IS THE DESTROYER? HOW FUCKED ARE WE?
>>43602895I didn't get to fire more than one HE round. Fragments are still lethal to back by the firing line. Don't fucking tell the contractors what fucking happened there. I'mma talk to Crab and see if he can armor the things though.
>>43602952Yamato has a large hangar deck and many floatplanes, y'know
>>43602952Yamato had two catapults, anon. Hell even Arizona has a catapult, right behind her 4th turret
>>43602952Yamato and Hate are working on it.Presumably, they managed to have the rifle retain the ballistics of Yamato's 18 inches.>>43602963And this confirms it.
>>43602952He said flatTER out to 20 miles. I'm guessing he's still putting one hell of a lot of loft on the round out beyond three or four miles.
>>43602952His new waifu, yamato.
>>43602858Inspecting the merchandise.
>>43602963Does the Muzzle blast vaporize hamsters like the originals did?
>>43602952Yamato is rated for seven scout planes. She likes helping out, and I don't see any reason to not accept her assistance, do you?
>>43602966What 4th turret? Planefag said she only has three!
>>43602953Were you dropped on your head as a child? He just said it was Arizona.
>>43602991He's not Navalfag or shipfag, but planefag.
>>43602991He never said that, he just never mentioned the 4th. He kept it in reserve, like a good shonen author should.
>>43602994Where the fuck did he say THAT?
>>43603013Well we know where that last hidden turret is.
>>43602994Arizona is a battleship, not a destroyer
>>43602966If memory serves, she also had a second one on top of turret #3. (Yes, on top of it. It's a long story.)
>>43603013So "I have a 4th turret" is the ship girl version of "I'm not left-handed"?
>>43603038Hiei's finger looks like a penis.
>>43603033And then she lifts up her skirt.
>>43603038Aw I love you too, anon!Have a momboat being a momboat
>>43602885Are those two other girls giants or something? Their proportions are really huge, compared to Yamato.
>>43603026Deep inside Shoukaku's hanger?
>>43603059I dunno, anon, I didn't draw it.
>>43602847S͡͞h̶͢҉̴͝e҉̵̶̢ ͝͝͡w̴͘h͘͠ó̸ ͏̡̕͟͡s͝͡ẃ͡á̧l̀́l̢͢͡ó̶̕͡͠w͏̡̕s̛͟ ͠͡͏̸s͏̛é̷̢͠a̧҉̛ ̢̛͞a̛͡ń̷̶̸d͟ ̨̛͟s̷͜k̡͢y̴̨.҉̡͠
>>43602797Whether or not she did does not mean Ari has any right to assault her. It's bad enough she hit her superior officer but this is attacking a member of a foreign military
>>43603047I like your style, anon.
>>43603062...I'm actually ok with this
>>43603085Need to catch up on that So good
>>43603080We don't know what happened. It is very, very possible they were in a fight and Naka hit back. Which doesn't improve the situation much, but does take it out of court martial territory.
>>43603079You okay Chibis?
>>43603085That doujin confuses me
>>43603013Niggah I have entire folder of fresh and dank Kubos ready to go
>>43603038>>43603082>原稿しろ>mixing る and ろI am way too drunk for moonrunes right now.
>>43603125Fight? Not a chance in hell.The last naka writein shows shes in no mental state to want a fight.
>>43603080>expecting shipgirls to act rationally when the well-being of their teitoku is on the line
>>43603125Considering Naka's state AND that Arizona is a battleship, do you REALLY believe that there was anything resembling a fight between them?I highly doubt so.
>>43603080Also demonstrates that Arizona isn't objective enough to be an effective bodyguard.
>>43603151In this case, very much canon, and an integral part of the story.
>>43603151You. Fucking. Idioit.
>>43603125Your court martial the officers when ships collide, not the ships themselves. Pretty sure Settle could be roundly criticized for basically dismissing Arizona and then not following up. Part ship, part girl remember ... did he seriously think she would sit patiently in 'dock' waiting for him to show up. I think Arizona has had enough sitting around regretting past choices -- I'm surprised she didn't go off sooner...
>>43603125>court martial angry boat womenAre you real? Are you even reading this quest?Every time we've tried to assert authority over shipgirls in some fashion outside of combat, it has gone BEYOND poorly.We threw the Star at Kaga's face, and she almost killed us. We INSISTED on getting in Shigure's face, pretending our rank and our experiences could "get through" to her, and she almost killed us TWICE.Ultimately, what happened in both of those cases, was that they RESOLVED THE ISSUE THEMSELVES. Kaga turned herself in to Goto, knowing that in the heat of the moment she almost committed the worst possible crime at the worst possible time. Shigure wasn't even SAVED BY US, she was saved by a Marine risking his life for her, denying her the chance to kill herself and ONLY herself (as she desired).
>>43603156On the contrary, she was in the situation because she wasn't allowed to guard Settle's body. If she was allowed to bodyguard, this wouldn't have happened.That's like saying an orange tree isn't good at producing fruit because look, all there is is this rotten fruit on the ground, having fallen from the limbs because the gardeners an insensitive asshat.
>>43603125I can definitely see our orange little ball of PLEASE FUCK ME UP BECAUSE I AM WORTHLESS fighting back when Ari beats her over something Naka already blames herself for.
>>43603156>Arizona isn't objective enough to be an effective bodyguard.You can complain to Admiral Thomas if you want, but it was still a lawful order that he gave. And where the fuck is Hampton? We've already walked from the admin building to the dorms without our bodyguard (unless I missed it in one of the posts), even after we were given explicit instructions to have one with us and to phone base security if one of the ships wasn't available.
>>43603156I expect many more incidents like this as she sticks to settle like glue.
>>43603184He's a filthy Yankee.Also *sip*
>>43603155I can see it happening, yes. Naka wanted someone to hurt her, and Ari needed very little convincing.I'm not saying it happened, I'm saying we should at least consider the possibility before running around accusing people of things.
>>43603126A simple draw project of Kantai Collection x Ace Combat turned into s҉̸̸̀͜ǫ̕͟͢͞m̡̛͞e͡ţ̷̢h́́͏i͢͏̢͝ņ̶͏̶͞g͢͟͏ ̶̀̕͜͞e̕҉l̵̀̕͟s͜͠͡e̡͘͟͢. It feels like an A̴̴̢͡b̧́ý̷̕̕͜s͘s̷̨̀́͞a̷̶͡҉l̛͜. and it's B̖̘̬̻͙̠͛ͧ̔ͮͨ̀̌ͦ̚͞͝͝I̴̛̜̳̲̬͇̙̥̱̝͍͈̮̞̎͛ͦ̓ͩ̏̑̃̌͛ͧ̆ͪͥ̓ͮ͝ͅG͊ͩ̓ͧͮ́̈́ͦͤͪ̉̀̽ͧ͐͋͌ͣ́҉̪̞̫̞̤̭͚.̴͓̮̪̪͈̠̟̹͇͉̯̑̌ͭ͛̋͛ͩͣͫͨ́̌̂ͯ̓́͝͝
>>43603184He's probably getting coffee twenty feet away so we can have a private chat -- which is both in his nature and what an officer and a gentlemen the would do. Now Harder on the other hand, I expect is en route -- the best sub skippers tend to have a sixth sense for spatial awareness -- he may not know jack about girls but he still knows ships...
>>43602845They'll appear again.
>Folks latching onto omg she hit Naka because they think bodyguard = waifuJust like how when Naka became our secretary that was a routelock for her
>>43603213in b4 Harder battle surfaces right through the floor
>>43603176That sounds an awful like toddler throwing a tantrum because they didn't get their way
>>43603208Its gonna be okay, We will win tonight. Relax and get away from the dead people.
>>43603208Chibs, you're going a little bit hammy with that junk text overlay.
>>43603126also, I just discovered the Zalgo text generator. and I L̶̴̡͎̻̟̺͉̱̼̣͕̜̈́͗̇̋̃ͫ̊ͨ̊̓̉̉͘͡Ő̡͖͇̰̫͖͇͚͎̗͉͖̖̲̼̝̗̟̆̈ͫ̃̏ͣ̔̑ͩ̏ͫ͂̎̏̆̚̚͜͜͢V̶̡͚͔̰̱͖̙͖̞̖̩̪͍̥̬̩͙͉̮̊̋ͥͤ̄̃ͪͥ͘͢ͅEͫͤͬ̇̂ͭ̂̽̏͐͛ͦ̀́͢͏̸̙͇̫̹̙̙̬̤ ̵̒́̂̀̓͋͑ͭ͌̀̄̿͟͠҉̳̥͓̻̝̺͉͚͔I͇̳͈̝̪͔͙͎̹̪̹̙̍ͣ́͛ͬͧ͑ͧ̾̾ͤ͗͞͞T̨̜͖̠̙͇̤̯͉͉̹̤̺̪̞̼ͧ́ͧͤ́̏́ͮ̄͌͛̉͞
>>43603225This is why waifufags are fucking toxic to the quest.
>>43603226I think that planefag meant "A few doors down" as in down the hall, not literally beneath us.
>>43603239Everything will be daijoubu.Hope rides alone
>>43603176Arizona did it because she needed someone to blame for what happened and it's sorta hard to punch a guy who just nearly died. >>43603178That is exactly the mindset of someone who starts a fight. She wants to punish herself
>>43603241I hope he didn't, I'd second a surfacing harder.
>>43603227More like someone in love with Settle, out of her mind because he persistently puts himself a hairsbreadth away from death, and constantly avoids any sort of defensive measure, or any sort of emotional or physical delegation as far as his health is concerned.Lady's under stress, and just came very close to losing Settle, and in this case, Naka was left holding the ball, for a given value of holding. Particularly after Settle promised that he'd take precautions.
>>43603241Yeah, but having him burst through the floor with tanks fully blown and fairies scrambling to man the shears and the five-incher is just too epic to skip!
>>43603125You're reaching for conclusions that literally have no basis in anything thats been shown in thread. The Naka time write ups show she won't fight back no matter what already.>>43603176What the hell does that have anything to do with hitting Naka? Just because she was angry at Settle she gets to be physically violent with another person?I get liking Arizona but come on, in this occasion how can anyone not see she is in the wrong. If you tried reaching any farther in justifying their actions, you'll have turned into the Japanese government
>>43603233>junk text overlay>doesn't know ZalgoAre you for real.
>>43603261It helps that Naka actually was to blame>>43603268>Harder how in the actual fuck->Hamp waves from the floor below with a bemused smirk
>>43603234What are you SAYINGGGGGGG?>>43603254Best admiral.
>>43603275>It helps that Naka actually was to blameda. fuq.
You stop. Back away to give her room; let her shutter the blinds again, plunging the room into gloom once more before curling up in a little defensive ball. “What you said last night, about having one foot in the abyss-” She tenses- “-you were right.” - and her painted smile jitters right off her face, though she still won't meet your eyes. “What brought you around?” “I saw it in Shigure's eyes two hours ago.” Naka looks up, the anguish in her dark eyes piercing you through. “Did she-” You shake your head. “Safe. Alive.” Naka slumps again - but not too much; still supporting that thin lacquer of idolhol, for all the good it does her. “Oh.” “I just got my ass chewed by God for rather poor judgment last night-” you hold up a palm to silence any objections “-and if he knew the details of how I tried to handle Shigure the first time around he'd probably have a Marine chained to my ankle as we speak. I learned my lesson about this crap.” “That one pillar can't support a palace?” You shake your head. “I can't fix you, Naka.”
>>43603270We don't know the circumstances of her fight with Naka. Which bears some patience, particularly considering Naka's current state.Particularly considering 'hitting' might have consisted of no more than an angry slap at worse.
>>43603156>objectively a 30,000 ton metal box covered in guns>unsuitable as a bodyguard
Even the shade can't hide Naka's blanch, nor the awful shiver that runs through her. “A good leader knows how to inspire people. He knows how to make them think he can carry any burden and solve any problem, and he can turn that around when needed to make any one soldier think that his general, his general he worships like God Almighty, believes just as strongly in *him*.” You take off your khaki cap and slap it against your palm. You sigh.“I could do that on my own bridge, my own ship. Or at least I thought so. But here...” you shake your head. You turn the cap to look at the emblem on the front, rubbing your thumb over it thoughtfully. “I heard that Sendai's been crying a lot in the bathroom.” Naka crumples under that revelation like it was (another) physical blow. “I'm betting Jintsuu noticed too.” She shrivels, grabbing her hair and pulling her face down behind her knees. “Stop.” “Harder told me about your date. Tried to act real cool, even when he boasted how he got you to agree to a second one.” “Bastard,” Naka spits at you as she begins to sniffle. “BASTARD.”
>>43603156To be brought up later with Thomas.>>43603165... So, because she's a ship, we should blame the commander for her mistakes.But because she's a girl, she acts on her own.I know there are grey areas considering ship girls, but please consider them responsible for their acts.>>43603207I think Naka is beyond the "I want someone to hurt me" period.Now she's in the "I just want it to end" period. She no longer cares.>>43603261Except she did slap Settle, too.>>43603265... Except Naka was in no way responsible for Settle taking a decision to walk back alone.Like a grown man and not a child. He's responsible for his own acts, for Christ's sake.... Okay, we are responsible for his acts.
>>43603297>>43603284Christ I need whiskey
>>43603288Clearly you lack reading comprehension. Arizona does not have the objective mindset required for a bodyguard.
>>43603275>>43603261>>43603207>>43603178>>43603176>Arizonafags attempting shift the blame to Naka because she was "inviting it" to excuse Ari's actionswaifufags are the flavor and salt a quest needs senpai. What Ari did was a step over the line, and she needs to apologize for her actions.
>>43603297REV UP THOSE FEELS, COS IT'S COMIN' AT YA
>>43603270>You're reaching for conclusions that literally have no basis in anything thats been shown in thread. So are you, and that's all I'm saying. Part of being a commander is thinking things through, trying to see all sides of a problem, and not acting emotionally. We don't know what happened between Ari and Naka beyond "We had some words". So lets calm down, figure out what the hell happened, and then make our moves.
You slap your cap against your thigh. “Yeah. I am. I play at being all supportive and kind, but in the end I'm just a roughneck son of a bitch. You have to be if you're going to corral sailors. Even Annapolis is a lot of meanness with nice trim around the windows and world-class landscaping contractors. So I guess I don't have to feel guilty about telling you this straight, because it's the only kind of talking I'm good at. I wanted to believe we could fix you, Naka-”- she's starting to shake now, silent sobs racking her slender frame - “-to believe that I could just pep you up with some atta-boys and paeans to your virtue. But that was always bullshit. Wishful fucking thinking.” You pull your cap on and tug the brim to seat it properly. “But that's War, kid.You don't want it to come down to high risk for high stakes, but that's tough shit, isn't it? That's what I'm trained for, War. Taught to sidestep it, encouraged to avoid it, but drilled and trained and conditioned relentlessly to *fight* it.” You lean forward, hands on your knees to try and peer under Naka's bangs. “Naka. Look at me.” Her head moves slightly; just enough to glance up from beneath her brows; but her dark dangling locks shade her eyes from view. For a half-second you imagine seeing cerulean sparks igniting in that darkness - but you roll over it, because you expected as much, and it doesn't change a damn thing.
>>43603306Welp ill second that.
>>43603297Bracing for surfacing sub...
>>43603309Like i said and will continue to say. Waifufags are fucking poison to quests.
>>43603297This one's for you, Naka-chan.
“I can't make your choices for you. But it goes both ways. So in the days to come, do me a favor and eighty-six any 'don't trouble yourself on my account' martyr bullshit. Because even if I can't hack it, there's still Sendai. And Jintsuu. And Harder. And *every other soldier on this base.*” She blinks, half-stunned, half confused. Later, when she hears of Shigure, it might sink in - but if it doesn't, you don't give a damn. This is what Naka gets - notice of hostilities. Notice, and nothing more - a formality set-dressing for all ensuing action. The door clicks shut demurely as you leave.
Annnd end thread!
>>43603337OR IT WOULD BE, IF IT WASN'T FOR *ANOTHER BRAND-NEW NAKA-TIME!* AND BOY YOU'LL WANNA STICK AROUND FOR THIS ONE, BECAUSE IT ALSO HAS A VOTE OPTION!BRACEYOANUS
>>43603337Nope, now it's time for us to fortuitously run into Arizona
>>43603329>Actually relying on other people to fix NakaThis... might work? Maybe?Maybe something nice will happen>>43603342oh no
>>43603329>She blinks, half-stunned, half confused. Later, when she hears of Shigure, it might sink in - but if it doesn't, you don't give a damn. This is what Naka gets - notice of hostilities. Notice, and nothing more - a formality set-dressing for all ensuing action.Ok im dumb. What does this mean.
>>43603309Yeah, play the victim card and blame it all on the waifufags, that never gets old.
>>43603342No, fuck you, I'm racking out. God DAMN the fuck do you have against fucking sleep. Some people work for a fucking living, unlike your fucking greek ass that does whatever the fuck the greeks do to get money which is apparently fucking nothing because they STILL can't fucking pay denbts.
You wince, evaluating your options for a long, quiet second. Alongside Settle, he was the first to see you drop the act. He was definitely the first to see you cry. You can't lie to him. "Of course you did, Wainwright." He looks up. "Really? I wasn't just wasting your time?" "I was wasting yours." You give him an apologetic, tired smile--less waxy and sunny, more hopeless and strained. "The music, talking to you, the fucking hairbun thing, all of it--it was nice. I hope you don't think I didn't appreciate it. For a while, I was... reveling in it." He closes his eyes with a scowl, some of the heat returning to the man's voice. "You've got a funny way of showing it, you know that?" "I know. I know." You suck air through your teeth. "But that's the problem, Wainwright. I fucked up. I fucked up badly." "You don't seriously think this shit with Settle is your--" "It IS my fault," you snarl, matching and redoubling his intensity in an eyeblink. Like a wounded animal. "It was the only thing--the ONLY THING--I was picked for. Everything else... could have been anyone else." Slowly, almost reluctantly, you take a step back from the wall and unpin the poor bastard. He sets his box down at his feet and begins to turn the discs over listlessly, with a slow, steady clack-clack-clack of plastic cases. "...It's not that I want to," you continue lamely. Like you're defending yourself, now. "I let things slip, and this is what happened.That's just how it is." You turn away as he continues to flip through the scattered collection in the battered old cardboard box.
HEALINGTYPEWRITER>>43603354That she needs to be ready for everybody that cares about her to try and save her
>>43603342HOLD ON TO YOUR STERNS, LADIES.
>>43603342Gahhh, I've got something in the morning...Let's go, let's go!>>43603354Shaggier got saved from suicide and Abyssalhood by a brave and foolish, 19 years old Marine.
>>43603286Slap or punch, she should know better than to do that. Part of the appeal of her being bodyguard is everyone was talking about how she was level-headed, where the fuck has that gone? Is she so compromised by her anger with Settle she'll take it out on the first person who she sees? Besides, slapping or hitting - the difference is purely academic. Literally any other person, and they'd be buried in trouble so fast their heads wouldn't stop spinning till after they get tossed into the brig.>>43603288>Assuming competency as bodyguard directly correlates to number of gunsBy your dumb ass logic, the Secret Service should be rolling up everywhere in MBTs
>>43603355You sound salty mate.Very salty.
>>43603354"I'm not gonna put up with your bullshit anymore"is my best guess
>>43603309Nobody's blaming Naka you dense moron.What -is- being pointed out is that Arizona's dealing with a whole grab bag of stuff, that Settle's played a signifcant role in. Yes, she's still responsible for her own actions, but it's petty not to see the context in which they've occured, and other actors, mostly Settle, but including Naka, role in it all.Calm your tits, and stop trying to factionalise things.
Silence reigns. "...Do you understand?" you finally ask, unable to bear it. No response. You turn back to find something held in his outstretched hand. "It's a CD player," he says. "Grew up with it, still works. Take it." "I..." you sigh, unable to bring yourself to finish, and gingerly take the scuffed old thing. Cheap Chinese plastic with chipped silver paint scratched away, and a pair of equally abused earbuds dangling in a tangled heap. You push the eject button, the decal worn clean. "There's a CD in--" "Yeah, it's for you. A copy of that first tape you found. I burned it and ran it off special, just for you. Sound decay and all. Take it," he repeats. ...You take it. Hefting the box, Wain gives you a tired grin to mirror your own. "Thanks." You tuck the device into your pocket as Wain collects a few stray discs from where they fell. "You know, it's funny. I never got your name." "Wainwright," he replies. "Yes, thank you--" "No, no. Wayne. Wright." You stop in your tracks and turn around, fixing the American with a flat stare as he snickers. "...Son of a BITCH!"
>>43603384u clever fuk
>>43603380>"Wainwright," he replies.> "Yes, thank you--"> "No, no. Wayne. Wright."Well. Certainly wasn't expecting that.
----- Your door opens. You look up from the cleaning, the last of the broken glass and wood swept into the pan. "Who is i--Jintsuu? What are you--" Jintsuu crosses the room in three decisive steps and slaps you across the face. You actually stumble, eyes burning with tears at the sudden, completely unexpected blow. The dustpan cartwheels, sending glittering glass shards and splintered wood back across the floor as it sails across the room. "J-Jintsuu?!" "The only reason that wasn't a fist," she seethes, scowling at you through red-rimmed eyes, "is because I know Sendai worked you over already." "I--Jintsuu, what did--" you can't stop the betrayal, the HURT from leaking through your teeth, pooling over your mask. "What was that for?!" She slaps you again. Harder. Your cheek STINGS with the double-blow, even as she winds up for another. "What was that for? What was that FOR?!" Tears spring in Jintsuu's eyes--again, as she strikes you across the face--again. "It's for pushing me away! Again!" Another hit, this one more wrist than hand, cracking across your jaw and sending you reeling. "LIKE YOU DO!" Slap. "EVERY!" Slap. "FUCKING!" Slap. "TIME!" >I'm sorry, Jintsuu. >Slap her the fuck back.
>>43603355You CAN blame it on the waifufags you idiot. They are the ones feeding Arizona's desperate "I NEED SETTLE'S DICK NAOW!" horseshit that causes her to do stuff like this.
>>43603380God fucking damn it the japanese love for puns is contagious
>>43603390>Slap her the fuck back.oi u cheeky cunt
>>43603390>>Slap her the fuck back.It's time to break.When everythings broken. Then. The healing can begin.
>>43603390>>I'm sorry, Jintsuu.
>>43603390 >Slap her the fuck back.
>>43603390>>Slap her the fuck back.
>>43603374We also don't actually know what exactly happened between Naka and Arizona and the circumstances that brought it about. Most sane people would wait to get the whole story before passing judgment on someone.
>>43603390>Slap her the fuck back.
considering the 50/50 thing going on, I don't think I'll vote.Getting tried of the whole "pick a choice and pray" that's going on in this quest.
>Slap her the fuck back.
>>43603390>>Slap her the fuck back.Burn it all away and rebuild from the ashes.
>>43603390>Slap her the fuck back.Time to go full Abyssal.
>>43603390>Slap her the fuck back>Then slap her againBITCH FUCK YOUR SHIT, WE AIN'T TRYING. ANON'S JUST RETARDED
>>43603390>>I'm sorry, Jintsuu.Healing starts with admitting the problem.
>>43603390>>Slap her the fuck back.It's going to hurt before it gets better.
>>43603390>I'm sorry, Jintsuu.
>>43603390>Slap her the fuck back.TIME TO SNAP
>>43603390>>I'm sorry, Jintsuu.I don't think turning this into a slapfight is going to resolve anything, guys.
>>43603390>DO NOT SLAP HER, INSTEAD THROW A GODDAMN PUNCH
>>43603374Except that is not what people were saying. The arguments made do point towards Naka as the "one responsible". Which is blame, by the way.>>43603390>I'm sorry, Jintsuu.
>>43603390>Slap her the fuck back.This'll take us places. Maybe not nice places, but it'll do something.
SO, BETS ON WHO GOES ABYSSAL FIRST, NAKA OR ARIZONA?ODDS ARE CURRENTLY 60:40 IN FAVOR OF NAKA.
>>43603288What do you have against heavy object?
>>43603312>We had words>Smacked hard enough to draw bloodwat?Even if Naka did hit Arizona back (there's almost no chance she would throw the first hit), that doesn't mean Arizonas excused from hitting her.But you have a point in that we need to wait and see. However she needs to apologize for hitting Naka.
>>43603390>Slap her the fuck back.take this! my love, my anger, and ALL OF MY SORROW!
>>43603390>>Slap her the fuck back.After the screaming, the fighting. comes the hugging, the crying.No acts, just pain.
>>43603397Anger is never a permanently sustainable emotion. Its a symptom of other emotions and desires, being displayed out of frustration. So what is Naka really trying to say.
So basically all the shoukakufags were reeeee-ing about Arizona just now, and it turns out that Jintsuu was responsible for beating the shit out of Naka anyway.
>>43603427Put me down for 20 big ones on Arizona. I like me an underdog.
>>43603370>where the fuck has that gone?Considering what she's been through, a bad day isn't remotely unexpected. In case you haven't noticed, most of the shipgirls are carrying a lot of that around. And Arizona -has- kept it together for the most part.>first person that she seesExcept that very clearly wasn't the case. Naka wasn't just the first person she saw. Or Settle.>buried in trouble1, this is a quest, weird shit happens. 2, this is shipgirls, in wartime, in very strained conditions. We're not going to execute Hate's dogs, and Arizona's not getting brigged.
>>43603374Really?>>43603275>It helps that Naka actually was to blame
>>43603427I bet on Arizona.
>>43603439Hey! Not all of us have that opinion.
>>43603427Honestly im waiting for pretty much all of the ships under our command to go abyssal. Then High Command is going to have to kill them all.
>>43603329So is this a good thing? Settle giving up?
>>43603434Unless it was a case of "I want you to hit me as hard as you can" and then we find out all of this was Naka's Evil Plan to dupe Settle into making her go Abyssal so she wouldn't have to commit suicide or something.
Wait, are we still in front of Wainwright?If so, is it really such a good idea to start a cat fight?
>>43603439Jintsuu is currently beating the fuck out of Naka. When Settle visited her, only one cheek was worked over.
>>43603439Waifufags are fucking poison. And will continue to be poison. Seriously Planefag why do you indulge them? The tears arent worth it.
>>43603439... So, Naka saying "Arizona and I had words" in regards to the bruise and blood... is unclear as to the cause of said bruise and blood?
>>43603422They don't point towards Naka being responsible, they point towards taking Arizona's outburst in stride, as a result of a heap of stuff. Aside from that, Naka has had a role in all this, and needs to be a component in any deliberations.
>>43603457This is back in Naka's room.As evidenced by her cleaning up the mess she made.
>>43603408>>43603397If Naka breaks and goes Abyssal, you can't be sure that there will be anything left for her to come back to. She's been wanting to be whole with her Abyssal part of her soul; if she becomes whole on the other side, why will she cross over again?
>>43603438I know. but the im sorry option? reeks oh what was said to sendai during the fight. Unfeeling and all that. This here at least shows some real emotion. Let the mask break completely.
>>43603427Hey, Merc. Do you have your own quest featuring those girls? (i.e. the ones in the pic.)
>>43603469See>>43603445I think they clearly do blame Naka directly.
>>43603463Naka-chan is really good at lying, remember
>>43603434Her exact phrase was “Arizona-san had a few words with me earlier.” Which tells us nothing.Arizona definitely needs to apologize, and depending on the circumstances Naka may need to as well. We need to talk to Ari, immediately.
>>43603479Yeah, he runs on friday, that's why he keeps posting them
>>43603479only ship shared between the quests is Sammy, and Merc's more a plotter/mastermind than Planefag's is.his KCQ however has far less tear milking (outside the dice parts anyways)
>>43603390>>Slap her the fuck back.>(I CAN'T WAKE UP)
>Planefag is on the edge of his seat waiting for the massive shitshow that will start once people make the connection that shipsluts going abyssal might mean abyssals can go shipslutImfuckingplying we aren't going to white knight the shit out of Hate's live capture.
>>43603477Oh I wasn't commenting for or against an option. Just putting out my thoughts on that one. The thing about anger in this case is that least its a display of an emotion period, rather than none. I'd take super mega bitch Naka over no Naka. If that is what her not mask is, or something completely different too.
>>43603473Harder. And everyone else who loves her.
>>43603453>settle literally declares war>"Settle giving up?"if I could choke you right nowI would pop your head off and play with it like a hacky-sack
>>43603498Implying they'd have a fucking chance.
>>43603463>>43603481Why the fuck would Naka pass the blame from her sister unto Arizona? Not to mention that if this happened before Settle's meeting, than there would be a lot more damage is Jintsuu's constant slaps are any indication.use your brain, morans
>>43603479Yep! I run it on Fridays around 7pm PST.
>>43603498That was, uh, literally the point of Naka's drunken confession
>>43603498I dont really give a shit. Oh noes we can waifu Hoppo or WO or what the fuck ever.Seriously that is ALL that is. Our girls going fucking insane and killing people is a BAD thing. I dont give a fuck about the ones already trying that.
>>43603512Will characters actually die if we are stupid or are you going to low ball it.
Hey folks, got some new writing from a new writer tonight! I'm posting it in their place as they aren't able to at the moment. Without further ado, here is Fighting Lady, written by Rin.----------“Huh. That’s odd.” Dan Flint, the harbor master of the Port of Charleston looked up from his monitor at the young man who’d just spoken. “What’s odd?” The brown-haired man spun his chair around to face his boss. “That tanker we’ve been tracking? She’s still not squawking, Dan.” The older man scowled. “She’s well within our envelope, Chekov, that makes no sense. Do you have imagery?” Chekov spun back around, and his hands danced across the keyboard. “Yeah, one of the drones has a feed. She’s Brazilian, the Minuano.” The harbormaster consulted his computer. “She’s not on the list of arrivals, what’s she doing here?” “No idea.” Chekov’s fingers continued their dance. “She was apparently bound for New York.”Flint’s scowl darkened. A few years ago, this would be a relatively minor concern. Now, though… “She’s not responding to us, hasn’t contacted us, and is in entirely the wrong goddamn place.” Flint stood, circling around his desk to look over Chekov’s shoulder. “Get Joint Base on the horn. Something screwy’s going on here.” - The Captain of USCGC Hamilton stood, watching the feed from a drone orbiting the wayward tanker that was less than half a mile off to starboard, as his cutter paralleled its course. “Anything yet, Blake?” His XO, Emily Blake, shook her head. “Nothing, Skipper. She’s still just tickin’ along. Our boys’ll be ready to board in the next 30 seconds.” The captain nodded. “Still no signs of life?” “Negative. She’s silent as the grave.” She looked off towards the ship, silhouetted against the sun’s dying light. “Gives me the heebie-jeebies, Dick.”
>>43603505Some times I wonder why quests have such a high turn over. Then I read that.
>>43603505So I'm guessing Settle's first order of business after leaving is to hit up Harder, Jintsuu, and Sendai to let them know what's up?
>>43603514>That was, uh, literally the point of Naka's drunken confessionThis.
>>43603505Declares war against what? Bullshit?
>>43603498I expect and hope for this to happen.http://safebooru.donmai.us/posts/1793706?tags=mannequin
More Deutschland when?
>>43603508Yeah, she's making a point just to slap to avoid really hurting her.
>>43603517I guess we'll find out, won't we? But yes, in some situations certain choices can lead to deaths!
The question is, is planefag a multibillionare off the salt he's sold from these threads yet?
>>43603526Against her Marty bullshit.
>>43603519“Captain Palmer,” the captain said off-handedly, still engrossed in the drone’s feed. “And yeah, I feel a little off, too.” He blew out a breath. “Bear the 57 on her. Just for fun. She’s ignored our hails, we’re well within our rights.” Seconds later, the cutter’s 57mm gun swivelled to bear on the Minuano, just as Hamilton’s boarding party came over the side. The radio crackled to life. “We’re aboard, Cap. Nobody home.” Palmer scowled. “Arright, clear to the bridge. By the book, gentlemen. That means you, Torrez.” A bark of laughter. “Thanks for the reminder, Dad, here I was just about to pull out mah four-tay five an’ go git these here varmints mahself.” Palmer bit back a smile. “You know, that’s why you’re never gonna make Senior, Torrez.” “You mean keep it longer than a week, right?” “Right, that too.” There was a moment’s pause. “Right, we’re outside the bridge. Requesting permission to enter.” “Granted. I want to know what the hell’s going on here.” Blake blinked at her screen. “Skipper, she’s accelerating.” Palmer’s head whipped around to stare at the plot. “Hey, Cap, the bridge is fuckin’ empty. There’s nobody he - hey, you! Hands on your head, step into the li-” A wet crunch came through the radio, and then gunfire erupted on Minuano’s bridge. “Torrez? Torrez, goddammit, what’s happening? TORREZ!” A moment later, Palmer dropped the dead radio. “That’s hostile intent confirmed. Blake, I want this bitch sunk yesterday.” The last flashes of gunfire died on the ghost ship’s bridge, and Hamilton’s bow lit up as the 57mm gun went to work. Palmer went back to studying the drone’s feed, watching the shells slam into the big tanker’s side. He suppressed a shudder. Whatever it was that got Torrez, he wanted it-
>>43603526Slowpoke grade osmium, I'm impressed.
>>43603535nah, he's got debnts to payhe's just paying off the minimums right now
>>43603481... That's your counter-argument?>>43603482It tells us who did it. It also indicates that the discussion was mostly one-sided.In fact, considering available evidence, I'd say it consisted of Arizona storming in, slapping Naka hard enough to draw blood, giving her a wrathful look and storming out.>>43603508I'm in agreement with you. I just can't believe the other guys' points. >>43603538Martyr bullshit, you mean. Not sure where Marty comes in, otherwise.
>>43603520>Some times I wonder why quests have such a high turn over. Then I read that.I've written multi-page story updates and orchestrated major plot points that take multiple threads to resolve for the sole purpose of making huge, elaborate fuck-yous to voters pushing particularly annoying write-ins. What I'm saying is, if that scares you off, you're a pussy.
>>43603539“Cap, I think we have another problem.” Palmer turned away again to see Blake fiddling with her terminal. “All the instruments just went screwy.” He turned back to the drone feed, just in time to see it fuzz over with static. “What in -” A brilliant flash illuminated Minuano’s deck, and Palmer lost his footing and crashed to the deck as something slammed into Hamilton’s stern with a sound like a thunderclap. The whole ship jerked hard, and the vibrations from her engines died a sudden, terrifying death. “What in the flying fuck-” The captain levered himself upright, bracing against a terminal as his head swam. “Blake, what the fuck hit us?” “I don’t know, Skipper, there’s nothing else out...here…” The Lieutenant trailed off, before visibly biting back a surge of panic. “Skipper, two sonar contacts off Minuano’s starboard! They’re fucking HU-” Another awful blow rocked the cutter, and when Palmer regained his feet, he could see the twisted ruin that had once been his bow gun. “Coming out from behind her now, goddamn they’re fast - “ Blake had somehow kept her seat, eyes glued to the screen. Palmer spun to stare at the tanker, just in time to see two shapes drop over her side. “Oh god, two more contacts, our side. What is even going on, Skipper? ...Skipper?” Palmer stood transfixed, as day turned, for an instant, black as night. An instant later, he wished it had stayed that way, as two vicious-looking, gnarled, low-slung shapes appeared between Hamilton and the dying tanker. An icy calm descended over him and, in a near-trance, he reached for the radio, ignoring his screaming XO. “Joint base, this is Hamilton. Abyssal forces sighted outside Charleston. We are engag-” An 8-inch high-explosive round, the third fired, slammed into Hamilton’s bridge.
>>43603532if Hoel dies, do we get the option to sign the dark pact and resurrect as an abyssal?
>>43603540Thought it was something deeper. And yes, pun intended.
>>43603546What kinds of write-ins do you find particularly annoying? Waifufagging is one of them, I know.
>>43603548>inb4 we brainwash a sister ship to be our replacement. It's Willie Dee.
>>43603505More like a football, my head is huge.Though to be fair I didn't know it was Settle declaring war, my bad.
>>43603547 More soon followed, and within minutes the crippled cutter slipped below the waves. More dark shapes dropped from Minuano’s deck and into the sea, swiftly outpacing the dying behemoth and taking up formation, centering on one ship in particular. As one, the newly-formed battlegroup turned into the wind. - “We have to wake her up.” The Lieutenant was leaning over her Commander’s desk, looking him dead in the eye in flagrant disregard for protocol. Commander Jeff Munson leaned back in his chair, running a hand through short-cropped salt-and-pepper hair. “We just can’t, Donna. You know as well as I do what the Joint Chiefs said, we can’t-” “Then fuck the Joint Chiefs, fuck Washington, and respectfully fuck you Sir, Charleston is going to burn-” “You. Are. Out. Of. Line, Lieutenant Scheidt.” The chill in Munson’s voice blew right past Arctic and was headed for deep space. “What you are suggesting borders on mutiny. You want me to disregard STANDING ORDERS to never, ever, under any circumstances try to summon one of them, in the vague hope that one hull will make a difference?” He took a deep breath, and his voice dropped an octave. “You think I don’t want to do just that? You think I want to sit here on my happy ass and watch these bastards burn my city?” “Then DO something about it!”“I…” Munson sighed. “Lieutenant, I just can’t. Those orders are in place for a reason, and I’m sure it’s a good one or they wouldn’t have made such a goddamn huge deal of it. Nobody in the Navy is under any circumstances to attempt a summoning.”Donna’s jaw worked. “In that case, Sir, I respectfully tender my-"“BUT. I’m a busy man; I have to stay here and coordinate whatever forces we can scare up. If you were to go AWOL, I probably wouldn’t have time to track you all down for a good long while. Do I make myself clear?”
>>43603547>Abyssals hiding in larger shipsGod fucking shit damn cruise line missions
>>43603546What i mean is, high turn over in QMs. That fucker doesn't bother fucking reading and comprehending an important story post, then has the gall to ask for it to be spoon fed to him.
>>43603561you're safe then, I suck at football
>>43603546Some of the most elaborate, intricate and planned out fuck yous I've seen were made by this man.He is a vindicative bastard,and Greek, besides.>>43603568Yeah, there is definitively reason to lose faith in Humanity at times.Or at least, faith in the average human being's reading comprehension
>>43603557Who's to say that we aren't the replacement? Maybe we've been playing as Willie Dee the whole time!
>>43603568well fuck you too buddy.
>>43603564Scheidt gave Munson a narrow, calculating look. “Yes, Sir. Yes, I believe you have.”“Very good. Dismissed. ...oh, and Donna? There’s a red box in the back of my personal vehicle, the keys to which I seem to have just misplaced.” He tossed her a set of keys. “It’d be a real shame if that box were to vanish with an AWOL officer.”-After the fifth failed attempt, Lt. Scheidt paused, leaning back against the island beside the emptied red box full of ritual items. “Why? Why won’t you wake up? We need you!” She slid down until she was sitting on the deck, tears starting. “Yanno, I knew it was a goddamn mistake to let girls into the Navy. How the fuck are the rest of us s’posed to look good when half the officers cry at th’ drop of a fuggin’ hat?” The man’s voice, bass and rough from years of chain-smoking, snapped Scheidt to her feet, spinning to face the open hatch. A man stood there, leaning against the gray metal. His broad, weathered face was disapproving, arms crossed in the fashion of Senior Chiefs everywhere when they find a misbehaving Ensign. “What’s your business aboard my ship, Butterbar?” Scheidt collected herself. “Cla-classified.” A beat. “Wait, why are you even here, didn’t you hear the sirens?” The man shook his head. “Hearing’s not so good, these days. What are you doin’ here, then, hm?” He leaned closer, staring at the deck. “And what th’ fuck did you do to my flight deck?” “I. Um. C-classified! It’s classified!” He was positively leering now. “...yer tryin’ to summon th’ ol’ girl, ain’t’cha?” “Ye- no!”He snorted. “Well you’re doin’ a fuckup job of it. You think yer gonna just waltz aboard a proud fuckin’ American warship, do some arm-wavy hoo-hah some ching-chong dingalong Jap thought up, and poof, here’s yer ship? WROOOOOOOOONG.”
>>43603546That shit doesn't scare me. Never fucking has. I do kind wish you would actually kill the Waifufags target ships though. Maybe get a few of them to kill themselves, make humanity just a little less shit.
>>43603517everything i've seen him run has been warm and fluffy and basically unloseableyou won't ever roll a string of 1s, emerge and leave your flesh behind to start a new quest right there in the middle of the thread, fighting sickass demons in skeleton hell
>>43603569The original or the american version.
>>43603581The last word was delivered at bullhorn volume, and the man - wearing a docent’s uniform, Scheidt saw - stumped past her and out onto the deck. “You want a fuckin’ AMERICAN ship, you ask like an AMERICAN fuckin’ sailor.” “Wai-” The man spun to face the island, mad light gleaming in his eyes. He cupped his hands around his mouth - “HEY. HEY, WAKE THE FUCK UP YOU RUSTY BUCKET OF SHIT, THEM WATERLOGGED SLUMBITCHES IS ATTACKIN’ YER PORT. WAKE THE FUCK UP OR SOHELPMEGODIMGONNASHOVEMYBOOTSOFARUPYOURMETALASSTHAT-” He was interrupted midbellow as a parasol cracked him across the back of the head. He spun, winding up for another bellow, before stopping dead. “That what, Sailor?~” Blonde curls, down past her shoulders,striking blue eyes, and was that a ballgown? The docent - after that tirade, Scheidt was sure he was a SCPO - recovered quickly. “That this ship’ll wake up and send those fucks-” He waved in the general direction of the harbor’s mouth, and the tiny black shapes moving relentlessly closer “- Back where the sun don’t shine.” The new girl tilted her head. “Really? Well, then, I suppose I really ought to get to work.” She took two quick steps to the side, and raised her parasol into the wind. Arrows appeared from thin air around her, and seconds later, the scream of jet engines filled the night as USS Yorktown, CV-10, flung her fighters into the sky.------And that's it for "Fighting Lady" tonight! There's a pastebin for it that I will ask the writer about putting up here in a bit. Thanks for sticking around and reading, folks.
>>43603583>I do kind wish you would actually kill the Waifufags target ships thoughNo, see, that's the kind of spiteful logic that gets us things like "I wish WIllie D had died to punish anon disagreeing with me"
>>43603589>playing divegrassYeah no I'll take Handegg/Refball any day.Speaking of which the Patriots are 8-0 so you can all suck my dick.
>>43603568Oh, oh that. Well. I'd get saltier about it, but that'd mean believing my writing is good enough that anybody could've discerned the import through careful reading. The problem here being, a writer believing his own writing is good. Kind of a hard block, there.So I don't do that. But sometimes I do want to shake some poor anon like a minority baby. I usually get over it. ... unless I write a huge multi-page story update just to spite them because their writein was bad and they should feel bad, like I said ab-y'know what? gonna stop posting now. yeah. I'm good. Night, guys.
>>43603580>>43603583There's a trash can in your computer. Feel free to visit it any time.
>>43603594Did you see the absolute amount of fuckass retarded REEEEEEing going on when we walked into Naka room? Waifufags are fucking cancer and poison to quests. I still dont fucking know why planefag thinks the salt is worth them killing his quests.
>>43603604Night, Deme. See you Saturday.
>>43603604Night boss, good thread>>43603610>There is a happy middle ground between appeasing fuckheads and spiting them to the detriment of the quest, anon
>>43603604Have a nice evening. >>43603605You first.
>>43603580No, fuck you, dude. At least spend some time to fully appreciate the free ice cream being provided, instead of expecting folks to digest it for you too.
>>43603480Yes, they're a collective, all with the same opinion and the same rationale.
>>43603610I just see some anons saying that Arizona striking Naka is not ok and we'd need to maybe talk with her about that
>>43603610the way votes tend to triple in number for any vote that seems like its gonna trip a flag has something to do with it. waifuwars drive quests; the trick is to use it to make players invest in characters. rad bromances are harder to pull off but work even better if you can manage it
>>43603610>killing his questsThese threads average 100+ unique IPs every night they run. The salt isn't destructive, its a sign of emotional investment. So when PlaneGreek the Fagbutt tells you that his writing is bad and abloo abloo modesty abounds do no harm to other egos, you laugh and laugh and laugh at him, because his writing IS in fact good enough to get a bajillion people wanting to write for his setting, and good enough to get people angry about things on outside forums, YET STILL KEEP COMING BACK FOR MORE.
>>43603622Oh wow look at this salty gourmet talking about ice cream and shit like he's all classy.For fuck's sake just calm your self-righteous and just treat it as a mistake like it is instead of blowing it up like a intolerant douche.
>>43603629>>43603635>Emotional investment drives voter participation, even if it's the easiest emotional investment to achieveIndustry secrets right here, /qtg/ take note
>>43603629>Waifuwars drive quests.Not true, ive been in MANY quests were the waifu, if there was one, didnt drive the quest at all. It was the actual plot and pregression of characters that did it, at least for me. And i didn't have to deal with a pack of fucking REEEEEEEing fucktards during it either, which was nice.Of course this was five years ago so maybe im just an ancient fuck.
>>43603629obviously we need more hamp.a partner in crime so we can sneak away to do things we need to do.
>>43603610also the salt is tasty good delicious great, and it sustains him
>>43603651but if you consume enough of it, you eventually become the salt.Like Digger Quest QM
I was promised dyslexic porn. Where is it so I can go to bed.
>>43603635This. Holy hell, this. That spiteful hate-watching is the sorta shit that TV shows and Presidential campaigns thrive on--God knows how much of that hate-watching forms the life's blood of the myriad quests that have come and gone on this board. Its shit, you know it's shit, but it's addictive shit and your dumb asses keep coming back to see how the shit will get better or worse so you can get angry at it more regardless of whether it gets better or worse.
>>43603604Good night, plane friend.
>>43603651So his fries are plenty salted forever?
>>43603647That route is harder and doesn't have as many tears.But I see a corelation between writing and the attitudes of the readers.Harmony begets harmony, discord begets discord.>>43603664>Implying planefag hasn't reached that state already.
>>43603604stay gold, stay DETERMINED. Chibs out. >>43603610That's not an instance of anons going full retard. That's anons getting in-character.
>planefag is the Donald Trump of presidential Candidates
>>43603498>Implying that will ever actually happenBest buckle your ass in, we're on the suffering train, express line, no-stops service to despair town!
>>43603675>HarderEnough people on /tg/ come for quests that you can run even a small and tightly focused one and make it fucking GREAT as both an experience AND as a thing to do on whatever nights its run on. Not a thread full of fucking shitposting REEEEEEEEEing faggots whom seek to argue about who's waifu is "a best". Shit some of my favorite quests have been small ones, utterly tiny compared to anything by Gap an Elf. I still loved them and kept following them until the end/the writer moved on (those always make me sad) I miss Void Quest ;_;
>>43603697Sad part is that this could be truly great if he just took the high road. As it is, he's just fanning the flames, either be it waifufaggotry, cross-site conflict, or anon's morale being erroded away.
>>43603697what quest have you been reading. We havn't even begun arguing about which flagship a best.
>>43603711Eh, I'm having fun with this. It's a part of the fun
>>43603711>Wah this would be great if things were my way>waifufaggotryIs mostly self-inflicted by anon>cross-site conflictNigga what he does literally the opposite by telling people not to sperg out when imageboard autism mixes with messageboard autism>anon's morale being eroded awayHEALINGTYPEWRITER
>>43603711>Anon's moraleThis is the only one i really care about. The other two are just a part of 4chan, but if the anons whom actually give a shit about the plot are forced away due to all of this constant DESPAIR! stuff, it will make this quest suffer for it.>>43603715Oh shut the fuck up. Go argue about it in the irc or on the Game's website if it matters to you that much.
>>43603715Iowa, objectively.She actually has a flag bridge inside of her armored conning tower.
everyone is wrong and MC deserve to die for not knowing its place.
>>43603737Just shut it too. It's annoying to hear complaints when no waifuarguing is going on.
>>43603731Someone add it to the list:[x] Is a HEALING TYPE WRITER
>>43603737>all this false concern trollingHeyo Vaelys up to your old shit again?
>>43603770>Concern Trolling.Go back to shitchan.>>43603762Eh ok then.
this is literally Autism: The argument
>Harder being Hamp's roommate still hasn't sunk in
>>43603784I bet all the Smash Mouth is driving Hamp up the fucking wall
>>43603781Go on IRC and try sucking planefags dick.Maybe then he'll actually listen to you lol.
>>43603782Meh, every PF quest is like this. I don't know why.
>>43603793Nah, planefag only accepts offers of historical trivia
>>43603697>>43603711Planefag ran YNQ, which was a "small and tightly focused quest" which WAS great as an experience. It also had no waifuing whatsoever (daughteruing, but no waifuing at all,) and on his ask.fm he's called out Void Quest as one of his all time favorites.So, yeah. He hasn't always stayed in one rut.
>>43603800Yeah but that's fellatio for him.
>>43603789Speaking of, anyone else catch the Freudian implications of the particular track we overheard him listening to tonight?
>>43603822"And I saw her face/Now I'm a believer"?Yes, we got it.
>>43603805I aint got any problems with daughteruing stuff, fuck man the original Red Dragon quest was made better by us having a wife and a child. I still wish Write-Guy hadn't abandoned it.
>>43603667fluff said in the first thread that it's only about 40-60% finished, and hopes to have it ready by the Saturday thread.
>>43603592>Scream at ship>Ship awakens>Meanwhile Japan has to have a whole damn Shinto ritual>And what about the resources/offerings?I can't help but feel that America may have it slightly too easy, if this becomes a routine thing. You guys have DOZENS of relics of old ships everywhere, just waiting to be yelled at by someone with a rank.But I guess it does kind of make sense... Japan has Shinto rituals; England uses patriotic displays of naval tradition; America screams at things. Urgh...Oh and I was under the impression that the shots/planes had to at least be launched somehow... Or does Yorktown have telekinesis? Christ, she could at least have a rifle in her parasol or something.Or maybe I'm just picky, grumpy and sleepy. Ignore me...
>>43604854I for one think its hilarious.
>>43604854Remember a lot of ships return on their own. Yorktown might well have been quite close to returning in such a fashion anyway. Plus there's the actual ship still there, proudly displayed and fully remembered.
>>43604871Oh I laughed, that's for sure, but...Yeah, I guess a bad night's sleep and Naka being... God dammit why can't we make things better... It'd be bad enough dealing with problems spawned in the now, much less 60-70 years of issues on top of that. These aren't tears of rage on my face, Planefag. plz stop despair...I'm not really in the mood for laughing right now.>>43604925True. Still, with the scale and number of summon-able hulls, I'm hoping/betting that as bad as Japan's having it, the Abyssal's main forces are concentrated on America. It only makes sense; the US Navy is the biggest threat floating right now, or in the potential future.
>>43604939Considering the South China Sea is far more of a nerve cluster for international shipping, and Japan is far, far more vunerable to Naval attack, I'd say Abyssal priorities are still up in the air.We already know that at least one CBG has taken a pounding over the months.
>>43604939To be perfectly honest, the despair and the constant attempts to fix the shipgrills is what keeps me coming back. The immense amounts of Character growth in just two weeks of in game time is amazing. (Or at least its character growth from the players perspective.) I whole-heartedly approve of the despair. Waifu-fucks can go jump off a cliff, en-masse if you please. As for the Abyssal Prioroities, i would honestly think shutting down like 90% of the worlds oil supply in the Persian Gulf would be far more important than the South China Sea.
No Shimakaze this time ? I haz a sad
>>43603592>Yorktown back in action>She's got Double Uglies or probably Skyhawks in towWell slap my ass and call me Susan. I've been waiting for this.SKYRAIDER FAIRIES WHEN
Wonder what Goto and Thomas had a bet over.And what movie/person were Settle and Hate talking about at the start?
>>43605358>Wonder what Goto and Thomas had a bet overSettle's answer to Thomas's initial inquiry? Maybe whether Settle will act defensive or some shit?>And what movie/person were Settle and Hate talking about at the start?Isn't it about something related to the Ender's Game series of books?
>>43604939Of course, part of what we know about Abyssals now is there penchant for tactical or maybe even strategic planning. If anything, striking the US directly in their current state will only result in a costly war of attrition, something that Abyssal HQ is probably wary about as of late because of the lack of a solid supply line.
>>43605567The America that won WW2 through fucking industrial might ain't around any fucking more. You know how fucking hard they're scrambling just to find enough guys to fill shifts at the shipyards? A fucking naval electrician makes better than fifty bucks an hour. Don't get me fucking started on the Welders.
>>43605684Still, LT. That's a lot of ground to cover, literally and figuratively speaking. Who's to say where Murica stands on the Abyssal's laundry list, anyway?
>>43604998>Beijing has been infiltrated by Abyssal agents at the top level>Increased tension in the SCS was due to thisIt would be funny if this was the case.
>>43605684I heard Philosophers make more then welders.
>>43605853Like I'd fucking know. They probably don't anymore, I got a buddy, he's a fucking welder, like, auto body bullshit or some fucking shit like that, picked up with the northrup grumman shipyard, like, fucking 40$ an hour for the first 40 hours, then like 65$ an hour for the next twenty then fucking 80$ an hour for ever hour after 60 in the week. Motherfucker is making BANK. Bitch makes what I make in six months in like, a fucking week.
>>43605882>>43605853Y'all know, if we gave Crab enough stuff to keep him satiated for a week or so he might let us in on the ways of their people (the welding guys, I mean).
>>43605882and why are you not a welder, it's basically the marines without being shot. Depending on what you are welding.
>>43606007Hate would rather weld under fire, if it comes to that.
>>43605567>>43605684That is precisely WHY they'd be striking the USA hard. Unlike Japan in WW2, the Abyss is within operational range of major US ports. If they let the USA get up to steam, modern ships built specifically for fighting the Abyss might start getting turned out - fully modernised armoured cruisers and even battleships! The levelling effect would put battlewagons like that at the very top of the food chain!So the Abyss is more than likely looking to weaken and draw off US assets, so that they can launch attacks on production and shipbuilding centres. THAT is what's really worrying me, more than their attacks on shipping lanes and civilian centres.
>>43606111>fully modernised armoured cruisers and even battleshipsUnless you're talking about returned shipgirls here, I highly doubt SecDef would authorize the buildup of a gunboat-reliant navy again. If anything, an emergency deployment of Arleighs and Ticos might be in order. Modern destroyers and cruisers are easier to maintain than battlewagons, and are basically jack-of-all-trade units when compared to battlewagons.