“You are such a goddamned nerd, skip.” You grunt at Hate, eyes still on your smartphone as you edit your e-mail for the umpteenth time. “That's skipper to you.”“Same diff.”“Bullshit. Skip is what you call your dog.” “I call mine pains in the fucking a-” “Not one more fucking word, Lieutenant.” “You're no fun,” Hate returns before pausing to inhale another forkful of food. The mess hall laid out an extra buffet full of leftover stale stuff from breakfast - the supply situation is growing strained, and cutting down on food waste is being encouraged, if not mandated just yet. Hate and you both got used to eating crusty French Toast soaked in lots of syrup to get it edible again while shipboard, so it's almost nostalgic.Doubly so for you, considering the e-mail you're trying to send. “Come on, Skipper. You gonna spend your whole life with your nose in a computer screen?” “I remember my mother giving me that fucking spiel,” you mutter at him. “Guess who wrote a paper on networked combat systems that put him on the rising star radar? Yeah. Git fucked.” You scroll through the e-mail to Mare Island Drydock LLC one more time and sigh - somehow, no matter how many times you go over it, it just feels... wrong. Too personal, or not enough, or making too many assumptions about the people entrusted with your vessel. The ones now tending to your responsibility.
“Skip, that's some fuckin organic-certified, grade-A, hard-boiled, FDA inspected and approved horse-shit right there.” “Yeah, whatever, stuff your fuckin face,” you snap - lowly, because you ARE in the mess. “You have no idea what you're missing in the real world,” he says, his chair creaking as he leans over. You don't bother looking up. “Whatever.” Something moves in your peripheral vision, and you make a decent effort to evade, moving your hands to the left as Hate's hand reaches its pushover point and screams out of the heavens, jaws flung wide. Rotating your chair to get your shoulder in the way holds him off for a bit, your bulk crowding out his wiry quickness, but without warning he latches onto your shoulders and slings himself clean under your chair, feet whipping up to kick your phone from your grasp. You watch it with a kind of detached interest as it arcs towards a lazily-turning ceiling fan, only to land on Hate's stomach. “You and me,” you say, “our energy levels right now, are just... so different.” Hate springs to his feet like a gymnast, no hands needed. Taking his place again, he nods at the buffet line, where two tall, buxom girls are lining up with trays.“... are they wearing-”“See?” Hate says, leaning over once more to get a better look at Tenryuu's ass. “See what you miss?” “Yeah,” you grump, turning your wrist over to check your watch. “Shouldn't they be on the goddamn plane?” “They still have some time.”“We're eating an early *dinner,*” you point out. “Are you sure-” “Time sure flies when you're a flag-rank fucker with weeping women throwing themselves at your feet,” Hate intones sorrowfully. “It must be tough, skip, tell me all about it.”
>>45124003In before navy
>>45124003>“Guess who wrote a paper on networked combat systems that put him on the rising star radar?ooh, interesting>Mare Island Drydock LLCaw.
>>45124003>Guess who wrote a paper on networked combat systems that put him on the rising star radar?"Masters level or Doctoral thesis?
“How about no.” You sigh, looking up at the girls again. “And why the hell are they wearing swimsuits? They won't have time to change.” You check your watch again. “God dammit-” You're halfway out of your chair when Hate grabs your shoulder and *squeezes* as hard as he can, muscles flexing to push you back into your chair. You turn and stare at him for a few seconds as he doubles down, then s l o w l y descend into your seat again, just so he knows you're choosing to. He squints at you. “How many of those damned pills did you take this morning?” “Too many.” “No shit.” He shakes his head. “Go light on that shit Skipper - I mean it. You get hooked-”“I died, Hate.”“Awhat.”“I popped myself off on pills, died, went to hell, and wouldn't you fucking know it looks exactly the same.” You hold out your hand. “Phone. Here. Now.” Hate turns his hand to conceal your phablet behind his mitt. “Skip, you know Arizona likes you, right?” A flush prickles its way over your shoulders. “Thanks for the hot fucking intel. How bout them WMDs?” Hate's mouth opens slightly as he stares at you. “Oh, you dumb son of a bitch, you *did* know.” He blinks again, the gears in his head so obvious you can almost hear how badly they need some graphite. “Oh you fucking didn't, you didn't-” “Sorry, you need to file a Fuck Off Immediately Asshole form for that information,” you reply. “PHONE. NOW.” “You *did*,” he says with that maddening certainty of someone who's known you far, far too long. “What the hell's your problem? She follows you around like a bored Staff Sergeant. She's hankerin for something and it ain't just d-”“ENOUGH!” you snap. “You know the goddamn fraternization regs as good as I do. I'm not in a position to willfully ignore them like you do!”
“The same regs that say Rear Admirals don't do EOD work, don't carve Yaks into bite-sized chunks and don't fucking visit fucking girls in their fucking rooms?” Hate snorts. “I've had enough bullshit this morning to last me a week-” “You'll talk more shit in a minute than you'll stand to in a month,” you retort. “That was Romeo's line,” he returns quickly. “Well we've got the fucking poison down!” you snap, nudging your own untouched plate, making the slowly-congealing syrup jostle. “You sent Arizona running out of the building crying,” Hate says, voice low and eyes intense. “And I KNOW you like her-” “Do you?” you return, leaning forward to glare up from beneath beetled brows. “Do you really?” “You two have some kind of goddamned telepathy-”“You could say the same about us-” “Except we're straight-”“Now who's bullshitting-”“STILL YOU!” he snaps. You exhale slowly, body still tense. “Hate... she's a *war grave.*” “No, she's a girl.”“She's *NOT!*” you snap. “She doesn't *talk,* Hate. She doesn't text, she doesn't write, she barely uses morse code and even then it's almost all Q-codes. I think she's communicated a grand total of six or seven words since she's returned. That's fucked up.” Your voice drops into a low, intense hiss. “That's fucked in the HEAD, Hate.” Hate's hands come up in claws that vibrate by your head with their barely-restrained desire to twist it off and punt it into Clueland. “NO SHIT!” “What? You think fucking her on my desk is gonna *heal* that? Hate... I can't. I cannot do that.” “Your cock fall off!?”
>>45124070>>45124097oh man, this banter. good shit.
>>45124041>“... are they wearing-”Kittie cutout?
“Hate, if you were guarding the Unknown Tomb and someone walked up to it and pissed on it, you'd rip their head off and spike the body on the fence as a warning to the next ten chucklefucks.” You lean in a little closer, matching Hate glare for glare. “We can't give them their lives back. We can't repay their sacrifice, not one iota. All we can do is respect them, and...” your voice bends, forcing you silent before it breaks. “Don't you ever think? Don't you ever fucking *think* about *what* they are? They're our lost soldiers returned to Earth. Heaven exists, Hate. Hell, too. It's not academic anymore. And you think me,” you slap your chest, “me, you think I can just put the *moves* on-” you break off with a huff. “No. No, god dammit. And the longer I led her on the worse it'd get.” “I take it the fuck back, you ARE blind,” Hate growls. “You RELY on Arizona. Anything you need done without bullshit, anything you need done Now, you give it to her. Not me. HER. She comes back and sails right to her own fucking CORPSE and looks at it and just waits to be assigned a new fucking BERTH, Settle-” Hate's eyes are either liquid fury or getting wet - “and everyone else is too busy walking fucking chalk around her and you just start *trusting* her and when it's your turn to keep the faith, you fucking *keep* it. You fuck. You FUCK.” His voice has dropped even lower, and he's so close now you're almost butting heads - physically, that is. “Never leave a man behind. That's Infantry. Alive or dead. Because our people are WORTH something; even their memory, even their clay. She's a big fucking girl Settle, it's not some rescue romance from your stupid mongolian cartoons, you sent a message that she fucking *matters*-”
>>45124124Swimsuits. From summer 2015 CG of the game.
“That's nothing special,” you say softly. “And you fucking know it.” “This is squad chemistry, you knuckle-dragging Annapolis-stupid shithead,” Hate hisses. “She'll carry any weight you put on her back because YOU put it there, and then you go and kick out her motivation-”“Her MOTIVATION,” you snap, “is defending the United States of America. An Admiral died on her bridge Hate, burned to cinders. Heroes bled their last over her deck, you idiot.” You feel the heat in your face - blush or flush of rage, tears or the burn of unblinking eyes, what does it matter any more? “She is NOT just 'some girl'.”“She sure looked like one when she went running out of Administration bawling her eyes out,” he returns. “They ARE girls, moron, and you've treated her like a girl, and now you want to wall her off the instant it gets too heavy for your poor little feelings? You're a fucking pussy.” “Yeah, big bad Marine can hear his balls clink together from twenty paces,” you sneer. “So big'n'bad, if Higgins manifested you'd fuck her bareback and never give a single fuck about Julie, right?” The room falls silent as your chairs go toppling over with a light plastic clatter. Standing eye to eye with Hate, you glare each other down, breathing heavily - do it, you fucking little bastard, DO I-”“GAH-HA-HA!” -*fuck.* “Someone gettin rough in here?” Tenryuu's booming voice sounds from directly behind you. “Why don't you pick on someone your own size, pal?” [ ] Oh, Chuunibote, you know not whom you have challenged. [ ] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.[ ] Just keep staring at Hate. This is between you and the Jarhead.
>>45124166>[X] Just keep staring at Hate. This is between you and the Jarhead.
>>45124166>[x] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.
>>45124166>[ ] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.
>>45124131>>45124166fuck, this got heavy in a good way.>>45124166>[ ] Just keep staring at Hate. This is between you and the Jarhead.
>>45124166>[ ] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.Well that escalated quickly.
>>45124131>even their clayHate confirmed for Belkan
>>45124166>[ ] Just keep staring at Hate. This is between you and the Jarhead.
>>45124166>[ ] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.MAXIMUM CHUNNIBOAT!
>>45124166>[ ] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.He has looked into the abyss and the abyss blinked. Tenryuu ain't shit
>>45124166>[X] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.This Chuunibote needs to fuck off.
>>45124166Stop it Tenryuu! You know better than that.
>>45124166>[X] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.
>>45121733>After his promotion to lieutenant in 1917, he served on the battleship Kongō, the destroyer Tanikaze and the cruiser Yakumo.
>>45124166Very good points, very good interactions.This is quality.>[X] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.And then we can turn back to dead stare the Marine.
>>45124131>even their clayYo Jarhead, still alive?
>>45124166>[X] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.TITTAYS
>>45124166>[x] Just keep staring at Hate. This is between you and the Jarhead.
>>45124166>[ ] Oh, Chuunibote, you know not whom you have challenged.
>>45123845>Generally 'making you lunch' is a girl friend activity.In Japan, it's a thing sisters actually do for their brothers normally, because it's understood that men cannot be trusted with anything in the kitchen unless they studied under a master chef or something.Yamato is actually acting like a proper Japanese girl would by making lunch for her "brother."
>>45124166On a side note, good on Hate for being the one to bring up some great points.
>>45124166>“What? You think fucking her on my desk is gonna *heal* that? Hate... I can't. I cannot do that.”Kek.[ ] Oh, Chuunibote, you know not whom you have challenged.
>>45124278>the cruiser YakumoI see your gapcruiser and raise you a goddess-tier battleship.
>>45124166>[X] Oh, Chuunibote, you know not whom you have challenged.
>>45124166>[X] Oh, Chuunibote, you know not whom you have challenged. Captain Cripple has better things to do.
>>45124166>[ ] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.Time to bring the Admiral's Death Glare.
You anons know that every word of this conversation is going directly to Ari right?The rumor mill is going into overdrive.
>>45124131>mongolian cartoonsmongolian finger paintings, Hate. Get it right.>>45124166>[ ] Just keep staring at Hate. This is between you and the Jarhead.
>>45124349Planefag is still amazing at writing fucked-up people conversing
>>45124349Settle brings up good ones too, I'll note.
“This is BIG FOOT with an air defense scramble for Strike 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, time 1940. Authenticate DELTA ZULU, scramble immediately heading 200…”…“This is Strike 2-1 to Goliath, we have a visual on targets, no response from Higgins. Engaging at angels 1.”“This is Goliath, go ahead and be advised to not engage the uh… battleship we’re seeing from your SNIPER…”Music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuGiwDQEvDc
>>45124166[ ] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.
>>45124378Think all BBs consider their escorts their harem?
>>45124378Big Mamie Kancolle when?
>>45124401We did go through all possible terminology on Thursday, huh?
>>45124409Damn that's great, Is there anything else?
>>45124418What about BB's that were escorts?
>>45124409The show is over tonight?
>>45124374Every word of Settle saying that he can't?Not that he doesn't want to, but that he can't?Yes, yes it is.>>45124409dude, NOICE
>>45124409>traced pictures of ships>slapped it on a shitty background literally Halley tier
>>45124409that is some pretty swag fukkin art man, goddamnGODDAMN
>>45124439They fight with the CVs over who is the lead.
>>45124418Nah, adorable and protective little sisters
>>45124435>all possible terminology on ThursdayYes, and it was only a lack of pants that saved my life.
>>45124401Fuckin, I was close, goddamnit.
>>45124409Needs more scary blue eyes in the water.
>>45124482Gruff old BBs mothering their cute little DDs and CLs.
>>45124166[X] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.You can't escape the fact that your boats are also girls, Settle, even when it makes things complicated. Just confront it. Drink it all in. Stare.
>>45124278>destroyer TanikazeLiterally who?(Sorry, long running joke.)
>>45124166why the fuck can't settle grow up and say "i'm scared and it might work out but right now it would straight-up be bad for her, maybe if she was more stable."
>>45124449Nothing he hasn't already said and/or implied already when he last spoke to her, I'll note.
>>45124166FIGHT FIGHT FIGHTKISS KISS [X] Just keep staring at Hate. This is between you and the Jarhead
>>45124451At least they put the effort to trace and actually DO something. Stop whining and get your goddamn boots on the ground if you think you can actually DRAW.>>45124409>mfw
>>45124451Wow another chucklefuck who is cancer. People like you is killing 4chan you know that?
>Tenryuu unusually protective of Hate>Hate has yet to say a bad word about TenryuuSomething seems off here...
>>45124409Holy shit that is awesome!
Remember anon, never make a promise that we will propose to her after the battle.No one wants pineapple salads.
>>45124519Because that would be tricky for anon.
>>45124530well not really it just means things between them are more along than we thought.
>>45124511>motheringgood choice of words
So is Hate attacking Settle there in the end or is Settle rounding up on Hate? Who is Chunnibote challenging?
>>45124548I fucking love pineapple salads. And hamburger.>Salad CAPTCHA
>>45124409Grandiose.Okay, maybe not. But pretty good.>>45124490Yeah, that too.Good times all around.
It'll be interesting to watch Settle sword fight with Tenyruu, if it comes to that.
>>45124568Big Mamie putting those mamies to use, I see.
>>45124166>[x] Oh, Chuunibote, you know not whom you have challenged.Only two kinds of people wear eyepatches, and she's the second kind.
>>45124548>Not going full ROY FOCKERPlebian-tier Zentradi.
>>45124580Considering Settle just insulted Hate's dead girlfriend he's probably squaring up on us and we're telling him to do it faggot just like last time because we're a fucking martyr
>>45124580I think Tenryuu's going after Settle.
>>45124568>Mamie carring a juicebox or two in her purse for the destroyers.
Where is the "cute, very important!" part of Ari's image?
>>45124166Just. Fuck. Already.
>>45124528>>45124529nah, its shit just like the other faggotpixelfag or nothing
>>45124628>Considering Settle just insulted Hate's dead girlfriend he's probably squaring up on us and we're telling him to do it faggot just like last time because we're a fucking martyrPretty much this.
There's a whole lot to stare at.
>>45124409>Dat Hate manning the gun on the front of Iowa
>>45124609I've been saying we should spar with her for a while now
>>45124628Fucking really shitty thing to do too, since she was part of his fucking crew. Asshole.
>>45124568Don't they have tanker for this kind of work?
>>45124653fuel tanks = tits anon
>>45124166>[ ] Just keep staring at Hate. This is between you and the Jarhead.Hate isn't wrong though.
>>45124661And not nearly enough eyes for it.
>>45124628Not insulted, but rather implied that Hate would disrespect her memory in a heartbeat for a pretty face (if Higgins was said pretty face).Which is still pretty insulting, but to Hate specially.>>45124658Or I misread again.
>>45124409Hey! I can see myself!Fucking, pro status, dude. Good shit.
>>45124666PART OF THE SHIP, PART OF THE CREW
>>45124654Middle right, next to her chest?>>45124674If there's one thing we've learned and you probably knew, Settle does not hold back when his blood is up
>>45124674That seems to be a pretty common activity for the guy.Maybe it's just how he does things?
>>45124691South Dakota classes had a LOT of spare fuel in them, by design. They had longer cruising range than the Iowa class. It's pretty fucking impressive.
>>45124674You know, you bitch at him about your Vahalla shit and how you should've died..but how do you think your goddamn Captain felt?
>>45124661Fanart does her better; though her artist was never one of KC's best in actually drawing them.
>>45124719He's also got a bad fucking habit of forgetting which of the two of us is a lot better at fucking killing things and breaking people up close and fucking personal like.
>>45124666>>45124706Oddly appropriate to the image, yeah.
>>45124409Okay, hold up.I've seen that art style before. Were you the one behind Ghostdivision's banner on Twitter?
>>45124699Oh my! Well, I should not be surprised this picture of me and my sister would show up here.
>>45124666Uh Marines always manned the turrets of battleships, since its super grunt work
>>45124409>That little Hate in Iowa's gunsOh, that's a real nice touch!Alos, get your ass in #swq so we can get you in the writefag channel
>>45124766I'm pretty sure he hasn't.
I wonder what all the normal officers think about these kinds of shenanigans. Like, Thomas eats in here too, right? And Mustin and Fitzgeralds' skippers and officers? Have they just evolved to keep their heads down and eat quickly?
>>45124674"COMMAND GRADE OFFICERS ARE ASSHOLES, MORE NEWS AT 10"
>>45124691Tankers slow down task groups. Thus, the larger ships, who need to carry considerable liquid loading just to fill their torpedo protection anyway, are loaded with excess fuel, which is then transferred to their escorts in UNREP operations to allow the tankers to shuttle back and forth between bases and the task groups, rather than being chained to them and forcing the task group to operate slower.
Got one more packed away.
Quit yanking us around Deme. No more of these sexual tension bullshit. Hate and Settle should just fuck already.
>>45124409is that supposed to be the Arctic Sunrise over on the right? man that thing is TINYotherwise 10/10 it's okay
>>45124779dont do it anonseriously don't, its nothing but autism in there
>>45124778He's saying you can see Hate manning the gun in the art.
>>45124789Or seeing Hate with spiders.They probably are thanking God that they just command fuck up marines and navy man.
>>45124789>Doesn't realize this shit is normalI could spam Rickover tales of fucking with people/not giving a fuck as a flag officer, I mean if the Navy needs you and you get results, (and if you have the Congress on your side), you are as good as God.
>>45124666I'm blind and retarded. I can't find Hate in the picture. Mind helping?
>>45124813It's nothing but waifu autism in here!
>>45124738>implying he fucking careshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkihU5YFy4g>>45124766Shit personally rekt by me: two hardcore yakuza murderers. Shit personally rekt by you: that big-ass taco you had for lunch today.#dropthemic
>>45124789I'd imagine Thomas is used to boat shenanigans.Although he probably wasn't always that way.
>>45124789>I wonder what all the normal officers think about these kinds of shenanigans."Thank God that's not me."
>>45124796Ahhh. Thanks.But using fuel as your torpedo bulkhead? I am not sure of the wisdom behind that decision.
>>45124835My Dad met the man. He can vouch for that. He was just as much of a hardass as the legends tell.
>>45124846Forward of her fore turret. see the one little emplacement there? Guess who, motherfucker.
>>45124409This image brought to you by [Coalgirls]
>>45124766>>45124781Indeed. Fairly certain he wants you to hit him.Self-destructive impulses and all. You should be familiar with them.>>45124848True.>>45124835Never underestimate the capacity of people in general to go "That's Someone Else's Problem, not mine."
>>45124880>Guess who, motherfucker.A fairy!
>>45124835Still, just imagine being on Mustin during the battle of the bonin islands and thinking to yourself>I watched the man in command here dive-flop onto his face between a traffic cone and a manlet, both of whom are spooky ship ghosts and I think they're dating now>What is my life.
>>45124835PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SPAM SAID TALES, BECAUSE ANON NEEDS TO FUCKING UNDERSTAND.Yes, I could make everyone super professional and it would be "realistic" for those who don't know about this shit, but then it'd be Honor Harrington tier shit: "BOOK 12: A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS IN FUCKING CONFERENCE ROOMS!"
I'm laughing at how stupid Settle is.>[X] Turn. Very, very slowly. And stare.
>>45124853A) That was a big fucking taco, relatively fucking speakingB) You've read my SRB, asshole, don't fucking play like you haven't.
>>45124409Wow. Only negative I can give--which I admit is autistic as all hell--is that you gave Higgins the old pre-1997 high-visibility (white with black drop shadow) numbers, as opposed to the lower-viz three-shades-of-grey version now in use. And that's just nitpicking--this is awesome.
>>45124880Looks like one of Iowa's fairies to me. Couldn't have been you, seeing as you're not a fairy.
>>4512488610/10 would play kancolle tactics.
>>45124853>mfw>>45124850Aww, and I thought I got the shading style down right too!Oh well, nice art nonetheless.
>>45124766Considering he took out a pair of hitmen with a sword whilst wasted and with a bum leg. I dunno. The odds are 50/50.
>>45124886shipgirl tactics advance
Also did I say votes called yet? VOTES CALLED
>>45124866Liquid dampens explosions.That's part of what makes torpedoes so effective, actually- the surrounding water directs the explosion like a shaped charge. The oil in liquid form won't explode or anything.
>>45124835It was mentioned in the last thread Air Force personnel regularly use weather balloons to fuck with drunk people and chaff to TP bases. God only knows what bullshit they pull off in the Navy, especially now that ships people are amongst them.
>>45124846Forward starboard 20mm mount. The one shooting at the torpedoes.
>>45124866Bunker C fuel didn't burn that easily unless it was sprayed out in a find mist or spread out on the water. It didn't explode either. Plus while in the TDS it was underwater.
>>45124913Enterprise is cute!
>>45124451Halley tier is if they left it as line art
>>45124906>Honor Harrington tier shitwould reread that thread
>>45124916>>45124898Don't make me fucking hate you both. Wait, no, do make me fucking hate you both. LEMME GET MY SPIDERS
>>45124959The cutest! I'd do anything for Big Boss!
>>45124899>Why does the Admiral insist on killing Yakuza thugs>I wish I was back in San Deigo fucking hookers >I'm positioned next to Admiral Thomas. I don't like Admiral Thomas.
>>45124941But why is it in SNES LUCT graphic?
>>45124913Wo knows many things, yes?
>>45124914My favorite part was the NJP you got for the porta-potty.Did you really not know about the prevailing wind strength at nightfall at 15 feet in the air, or did your CO just look the other way because that NCO was really that big a shitbag? Also who the fuck taught you how to wire a hedge-hopper charge?
>>45124658Jesus Settle the fuck is wrong with you.
>>45124945You did, actually>>45124755
>>45124982That's a fairy, dude.
>>45124955>>45124947Good to know. Thanks anons!
>>45124977Bentus fuck off.
>>45124968>LEMME GET MY SPIDERSJokes on you I'm a poster in Spider girl quest!>>45125002Anons constantly telling to fuck the BB?
>>45124945Yes, you already did. See >>45124755. Are you deviating from normal drunkeness?
>>45125023Dude, it's 2018, you can't just call them that
>>45124997Mind sharing this with the class, admiral?Or do we need to scare a squirrel first to get clearance?
>>45125002Well, for starters, he's got a bum leg.And was running around with shrapnel in his skull until it nearly killed him.Shall we keep going?
>>45125042Hey, nothing wrong with it.
>>45125002He's trying to kill himself in a very roundabout fashion.>>45125050Also this.
>>45125002He's emotionally corned and lashing out because he's feeling helpless in the situation and his counterarguments aren't working.
>>45125043sometimes one must infer operational data from intangible READ BETWEEN THE LINES JESUS
>>45124997Bored grunts learn interesting shit. Even bored Raiders. We had an old dog on Taq that was on his way out, he'd been in since '90, it was his last deployment. He passed some wisdom down. Rumor says he learned it from a boonierat from the 'nam era. That's all I'm fucking saying.
>>45124991because? Easier to draw I'd assume.
>>45124997NO FUCKING COMMENT.
>>45124880>>45124953Sorry I should've specified, I'm blind, retarded and with zero naval knowledge. Your say words and I'll stare blankly.>>45124982Thanks a lot.I saw it and assumed it was automated or something. Hadn't quite grasped just how small are people relative to a battleship.
>>45125087Hey fuck you I can't read English my dad's translating for me.
>>45124968I can't post it (unsupported file type, my ass 4chin), but some of us have visual proof of you in fairy form. All that's left is WOG, and your world goes upside-down.
>>45124409Edwards goes by "Joshua Control" ...Who wants radio chatter of the Battle of LA?
>>45125050To be fair the lattereven he didn't know.
>>45125113Part of why your writing is so good is that these fucked-up people are consistently fucked-up in the head, and they can be read.
>>45125104... you know what? I need a hobby. I need a really, really nice hobby, like mowing the lawn at 0630 under your window because the two-cycle stroke makes a great metronome for practicing the bagpipes to. Yeah. IT'S ABOUT FUCKING TIME I GET A HOBBYDEAR ANON, PLEASE SUGGEST SOME GOOD FUKKIN HOBBIES
>>45125144probably this: https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/full-slow-ahead-ralson-reads-honor-harrington-a-rising-thunder.9340/
>>45125158You should play videogames. Real ones, not this dwarf fortress faggotry.
>>45125158PLAYING THE TRUMPET
>>45125158You know those people who make sculptures out of concrete blocks using jackhammers?Or out of full logs using chainsaws?
>>45125158Fucking Arizona. Otherwise, chess. Chess is nice.
>>45125127Joshua Control, this Nugget, reading you 5 by 5, send traffic, over.
>>45124906Rickover is the reason why the Navy to this day uses private shipyards vs the old school construction yards. When Fermi and co said "hey we can turn atoms into FREEDOM", he called Norfolk Naval and was rejected, so instead of competting with congress, he while still on the common line with the Commander called up the head of EB, and said "hey want to make some money? I got a new super sub for ya,", and thus with his allies in congress got the Natiuls ramed through.In order to get the Los Angless class, the fast, ultra mega subs that do amazing things, he ordered the Captian of Enterprise to let a soviet submarine tail him. He ordered him, while several admirals were on board, to increase the speed by 1 knot, until Enterprise was at 30 knots.. and the soviet boat kept on trucking. That proved that everything they said about needing new subs was utter shit.He also is infamous for telling people in interviews things like go hang out in closets, having a chair with one leg shorter to fuck with people..
>>45125158Learn how to play polka accordion. Right next to where Hate sleeps.
>>45125104Empty, just like 80% of your posts.
>>45125158haha, you think I have time to sleep. No, no, see, Someone has to keep this shithole running while you're chasing-skirts-but-not-really-but-kinda, and Goto is too busy ducking that one cantankerous cunt.
>>45125158TEACH THE DESTROYERS HOW TO PLAY LOUD INSTRUMENTS
>>45125158Guitar could be a good one. Learn some sailor songs.
>>45125158Skeet shooting sounds good,
>>45125175You take that back you whore.>>45125158Playing the newest Halo/CoD and trolling 12 year olds.
>>45125104It's amazing how that can tell a lot more than a comment would sometimes.>>45125117Hello. Nice to see you keeping up with the World.>>45125158... Tuba playing is always a good, sonorous hobby.Drums can be nice, too. They resonate really well over great distances.
>>45125158Walk all those PT corgies would be a nice start.
>>45125118Upload it somewhere else and link it, anon.
>>45125050Punished Settle when?
>>45124913Wo is the cutest abyssal.
>>45125158Conduct mock exercises with the corgis.
>>45125158Drive a Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf D like it's Initial D
>>45125127Who DOESN'T want radio chatter of it?
>>45125185... FOR DURATION OR VOLUME?
>>45125220Settle playing Halo with Sammy and Harderadorable
>>45124674Oi Hate, you realize he has a point there, and that that disgust and anger you felt is sort of an extreme version of what he felt about Arizona, right? What if Higgins came back and she was all smiles and wartime valor and not-gay-if-underway or whatever gets your rocks off, and she wanted your dick. Would you fuck your former post that your friends died on?
>>45125239I would, but I'm south of Cheyenne, Wy and heading into Ne on the sprint network.
>>45125158Here's a fucking idea: Chasing tail. Trust me for once in your miserable fucking existence. I'm trying to fucking help you here
>>45125291ArizonaIn Your Office ChairUntil She Talks
>>45125291Ari's been pent up for 70 years.There's going to be a lot of both duration and volume involved.
>>45125291Both. Arizona might be very very loud after you help her out with finding her voice. .
>>45125115Point of reference: Iowa is 881 feet long and 108 feet wide. So imagine three football fields end to end fitting on that deck, and you'll have your scale reference.
>>45125127at's a yes cap'n>>45125198AHHAHAHA W O W
>>45125250>head shrapnel>cute mute waifu>somewhat nihilistic worldviewHe needs an eyepatch and a doppelganger and he's set.
>>45125291>>45125158Have you considered a boardgame night?Play Battlestar Galatica or D&D or whatever.
>>45125291That girl needs seamen to operate those vocal chords.
>>45125339Rickover, when he was getting congress to agree to build nuclear submarines, drank a glass of irradiated water to prove it wasn't dangerous.
>>45125250Still lacking the eyepatch.>>45125290I don't... Nah, I'm fucking with ya. Of course I do.>>45125303Excellent point from Settle's point of view.Which everyone seems to disregard, I'd note.
Wow Arizona's fans are definitely shameless pushing her so much.
>>45125363Naka has a monopoly on that.
>>45125127>Who wants radio chatter of the Battle of LA?Fuck the HELL yes.
Fools all of you
>>45125347>Settle has demonstrated extreme feats of strength several times in the pastObviously he's Higgins, or Higgins will look like him.
>>45125370It isn't, and who hasn't, it won't kil you.
>>45125370>And for my next trick, watch as I ingest this glass of NUCLEAR WATER and not feel a thing!Fucking hilarious.
>>45125291All of the above.
>>45125375>mfw a joke hobby suggestion might end up changing the waifu warsMan Bentus must be full salt.
>>45125303Here's the important fucking part, ok? She's not the post my friends died at. She's a manifestation of some weird fucking amalgamation of the soul of that post or some fucking shit like that- but there's no weapon ops station with blood on it where Julie bought it on whatever passes for this hypothetical Higgins's bridge. She's a warfighter that represents a ship, not the fucking ship itself. Important. Fucking. Distinction.
Here some Enterprise
>>45125409And congress bought it?
>>45125375>Planefag writes an entire dialogue about Settle's attraction to Arizona and his reticence to go through with it>wow fucking arizona fags
>>45125347But Venom was Naked Snake's Phantom...Wait. Is Settle... The XO?! >>45125398Not me.
>>45125347See, it totally works.>>45125371I'm sure we'll lose an eye at some point in this quest.>>45125381Was that a challenge?
>>45125427Well we have nuclear submarines, don't we?
>>45125158Restoring old mechanical air raid sirens. They're pretty cheap if you buy 'em online, they're pretty simple, and they do need to be tested to see if you got it running again. Ideally, at 0300 with the horn sticking up against a window to muffle the sound for the rest of the base.The best part? It can be a tax write-off when you donate the restored siren to some community in need of a tornado/Abyssal attack siren...
>>45125425>Enterprise>not British>>4512542712 carriers and 50+ subs later, so yeah
>>45125424>not the fucking ship itselfAre you sure that's how it works? What if you're wrong?
>>45125198Actually the last bit makes a lot of sense. A fair few people I've worked for have done all sorts of little things during interviews to make sure they see what people are like when they're uncomfortable and just a little shaken up.
>>45125432>Wait. Is Settle... The XO?!Then where's the real Settle?
>>45125381I don't drink any more, you fucks.
>>45125427Yes.>>45125475Don't forget the handful of nuclear-powered cruisers. As fairly short-lived as they were.
>>45125480Iowa has a body and a fucking Hull. I'm not fucking wrong.
>>45125499Tell us more about the nuclear powered cruisers.
>>45125424>She's a warfighter that represents a ship, not the fucking ship itself.>Akagi>Yuudachi>Iowa>when Higgins was dyingMind if you give us some updated info on the Nile's depth measurements?
>>45125484Gotta shout louder, he's in Arlington>>45125490So says you.
>>45125158>>45125158Produce a DesDiv 6 light music band.What could go wrong?
>>45125291Both and they are going to 11.
>>45125490How about a smoke?
>>45125490Thank god.Hopefully Settle can keep away from the bottle too, Goto's shots aside.
>>45125490You don't drink any less, either
>>45125484What if...There was no Settle in the first place.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQoRXhS7vlU
>>45125475USS Enterprise CV-6 smart guy. Learn you history of other nature. Google it goddamn... The Brits ain't the only with claim to that name. It Just that the USN's is bigger.
>>45125511Virginia and California, iirc.
>>45125534... no comment. Don't mind the filename, it's old
>>45125506Fun fact: In japanese mythology, there's beings called "tsukumogami". They're objects that, for various reasons, become alive and manifest a body reminiscent of the object they are and represent.Even though they have a flesh and blood body, the 'real' body is still the object itself.Sound familiar?
>>45125511We also tried to build nuclear bombers. My Great-Uncle was involved in that project.
>>45125475You know, the first one was actually French originally.
>>45125516Have you seen this quest's Hornet? Picture is her.
>>45125594Fun fact: This ain't nip mythology.
>>45125584What is this, a ship in a bottle?
>>45125305Wait a minute, that's YOUR job.I'm onto you, bub
Do you think it'd be possible to recapture the shipgirl that Erry and Terry boarded?I really hate her fate. I want to do something about it, even if it means she loses her memory because she had to get a fairy transplant.
>>45125607Person who developed it, flight tester, or paratrooper who accompanied it in the event it crashed to prevent people from being irradiated?
>>45125607The one that spew nuclear waste in its trail?
>>45125594>>45125622Adding to that, even if it does count as tsukomogami, most of the ships are not even 100 years old yet. All youkai of that classification need to be a century old before they turn.
>>45125511They were fast, but because of the small crew sizes, it was sort of shitty duty wise, but they were good for what they were designed for, just too expensive after the USSR imploded .
>>45125607I once met an engineer from Northrup who swore to god an entire hanger's worth a ground crew died of radiation poisoning from that project.
>>45125647I think he's referring to this thing.
>>45125564And Bainbridge and Truxtun too. And the Virginia and California were both class ships, they had sisters, but I can't remember their names off the top of my head.
>>45125622Other fun fact: you don't know any more about how this shit works than we do, so our guess is as good as yours.The NBEs themselves don't even know how this shit works, ferfucksake
>>45125665I guess only bigger vessels are so fuel guzzling as to need it.But imagine - A decade after the nuclear fallout, people huddled aboard the Enterprise, that still keeps on running and running.
>>45125684>PeacemakerNot even once
>>45125639Wo is not for bullying!
>>45125617yes Indian Yorktown like they should be
>>45125635Well they did say something about not feeding her so she can't regain control or something, so I imagine its possible.
>>45125622What if nip mythology was based on Shipgirls? What if the Greek myth of the Argo was based on Shipgirls?Just because ancient civilizations talk about fire raining down from the sky doesn't mean they weren't talking about actual comets and meteors.
>>45125642>>45125647He was one of the guys trying to figure out how to make an engine that was both light enough to go out into the sky and capable of working, without MELTING EVERYTHING AROUND IT and or irradiating the crew to death. To compound the issues, they had to come up with two different designs, one for a low and fast bomber that would go in under Soviet radar, and a High altitude lurker, something that could stay on station for months and carry enough food and supplies for the crew. >>45125669I wouldn't doubt it.
>>45125704That's the plane they stuffed a nuclear reactor into to see if it could work while flying. And in regards to the radiation, at least the Americans tried. The Soviets just said fuck it and most of their test pilots died within a year.
>>45125651Wow anon next you'll tell me ships aren't supposed to rise from the grave to fight against humanity.
>>45125424How the fuck do we know? Who's right? Who's wrong?Are the fairies really representations of the souls of the crew?... There's one way to find out. Find PT-109. Find JFK.If he's not there, we'll know you're right. If he is...The thought is terrifying to contemplate.
>>45125635I think another one of the writeups had a shipgirl that can board as well, so maybe they could do a crew transfer?
>>45125191>>45125193>>45125283>>45125339Alright then, I'll see what I can cook up
>>45125424>She's not the post my friends died at.This sounds wrong. I don't believe that fairies are literally the souls of individual crewmen, but ships are ships.
>>45125784Perhaps a ship with a company of Marines on board. Marine boarding action. Marines doing what their original job description was.
>>45125764>The look on every american serviceman's face if George Washington came back as a fairy.>The look on his face when they tell him is rank.
>>45125735>long range flying carrierAiagion plz go
>>45125691USN Nuclear Cruisers:USS Long Beach (one-off)USS Bainbridge (one-off)USS Truxtun (one-off)California class:USS CaliforniaUSS South CarolinaVirginia class:USS VirginiaUSS TexasUSS MississippiUSS Arkansas
>>45125751I know. The Peacemaker is still a shit-tier bomber imho.>>45125753To be fair tho, you really need to invoke the century rule for that to work. Unless a certain gap hag is involved.
>>45125784Funnily enough, the shipgirl that can board is the same ship who was boarded, just in another life.It'd be fate one saves the other.>>45125811Or this, because I think that shipgirl is busy with another mission.No man left behind. We can debate about Abyssals, but this girl was captured and forcibly boarded. We need to take back our ship.
Where the hell is that indebted Greek gone off to now?
>>45125700Interestingly, when the Navy first announced they were going to start building nuclear-powered surface ships, the plan was to build nuclear powered... DESTROYERS. Not cruisers or frigates or carriers.It was because short range was always the thorn in the side of planners who needed to design op plans for destroyers; they just couldn't really operate independently even in peacetime.But then Rickover showed up with plans for a full range of surface ship reactors (in destroyer, cruiser, and carrier variants), of which only the aircraft carrier version (and the cruiser one, which was just a quarter of the original carrier plant) was ready for use, and thus came Enterprise and Long Beach.(All the nuclear "cruisers" after Long Beach were designed as "frigates" and used the destroyer-series reactors...)
>>45125817Emmerian plsPLSWould you say no to that cute face?
>>45125831Scrapped? Or still running?
>>45125764109 is pulling Hate's coffee cart, when he's not humping carriers' legs.
>>45125511There were a grand total of nine of them, two Californias, Four Virginias, and a single Long Beach, Bainbridge, and Truxtun. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California-class_cruiserhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia-class_cruiserhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Beach-class_cruiserhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Bainbridge_(CGN-25)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Truxtun_(CGN-35)
>>45125863All retired, I think some haven't been completely scrapped yet because of the reactors
>>45125850A DD that keeps on running forever.That is scary.
>>45125831That's a fair number of nuke boats.
>>45125251And thankfully are Canon.
>>45125895I think Shimakaze might like that.
>>45124409Huh, you can see Hate firing the 20 near the front of Iowa.
>>45125898I still don't get why the nuclear fleet had boxy superstructures.
>>45125850So you can have a CTF that never needs refueling. They can be at sea forever.
>>45125863All decommissioned in the 90s and "recycled" shortly thereafter, except for Long Beach, whose stripped hull remained at Puget Sound until about 2009 before finally relocating to your local Wal-Mart's shaving goods aisle.
In fear of image limit being reached, I'm gonna deploy this now.Stores dry, I'm Winchester!
>>45125928I think it's radar related.
>>45125932So long as the crews are all fed and nothing goes wrong.
>>45125863Like >>45125891 and >>45125939 say, to my knowledge they were all scrapped as part of the post-Cold War Peace Dividend. The only nuclear-powered surface-combatants left in service are the Russian Kirov-class - and that's using a very loose definition of 'in service', given the Russians' approach to maintaining their fleet
>>45125949Batlead is a hero.
>>45125835Kongou counts.>>45125885So, now we just need to interview each of its fairies.Probably have to ask something only JFK knew, too.
>>45125895A DD that runs forever would need very large displacements wouldn't it?
>>45125863None of the nuclear cruisers are still active.I think Russia still has one operational Kirov, but those are CONAS.
>>45125998Isn't the Kirov the pride of the Russian fleet though?
>>45125949>mutha' fuckin' batlead
>>45125949Damn that's great!
>>45125950Ah, I guess that made sense at the time, eh?>>45125949Good bloody work with that sky chief! Hope to see more from you.
>>45125928Long Beach and Enterprise were the only ones that had that true box superstructure, and it was because of their early planar-array search radar (the forefather of the SPY-1 used on AEGIS ships). All other nuclear surface combatants had boxy deckhouses because, well, all US warships of that era had big boxy deckhouses to provide the extra internal volume needed to contain their systems. (Just look at the Perrys, the Spruances, and the Ticonderogas, for example.)
>>45125949Artfag, you are too good for this place. let us know when you make more.
>>45126013Which should tell you something
>>45126006Why is that Bucky more stacked then Musashi?
>>45125764>from left to right:>Joichi Tomonaga>Takashige Egusa>Shigeharu Murata>Tsutomu Iwai>Tetsuzo Iwamoto
>>45126013>implying Russia gives a fuck about its navy
>>45126005Ah, good point. Totally forgot about gran-- I mean, big sister Kongou!>>45125983Of bloody course. How could I forget.>>45126021Good point too.
>>45124058Generally speaking you have to have a PhD to be considered for a star, and you have to have a master's degree to make it to mid-level officer range.That said, I know this to be true in the Army; I'm not certain if the Navy works similarly.
>>45126050Artist tendency, sort of fond of BE.
>>45126005"So, who fucked Marilyn Monroe first, you or Bobby?""DESU DESU DESU! *shakes fist*""...uh, anyone here speak fae?"
>>45126055Don't they need to challenge America? Even China is building a navy.
>>45125949>Thach Weave with a Zero
>>45126079Russia's ambitions are all landlocked to them, they aren't trying to project power oven an entire sea.
>>45126079China's navy is a paper thin wafer of miserable failure and attempt to bully other nations nearby.
>>45126079Whether they ant to or not, they haven't been able to afford it since the cold war ended.Navies are expensive.
>>45126050Because that's what will happen when Bucky gets upgraded.
>>45126079If you think anyone is preparing to fight a conventional war, you're even more gullible than the US Congress's Ways and Means Committee.It's pure posturing and power projection. Russia wants Arctic oil, China wants to control the China Sea. Neither plan on invading the US.
>>45125895Eh, you have to ROH it eventually, so 25 years between refuels isn't bad (and the new subs have life of core ships)>>45125916That would be absurd, but useful
>>45126050Look up sachito on danbooru.
>>45125916What sort of crazy Frankenstein will Shimakaze become by the end of this quest?
>>45125841All of AWOL is currently taking place a few months before the actual quest starts, so Campbeltown could be freed up by the time Quest happens.
>>45125949Bat Lead is the true hero of the Quest.Wait... Is Bat Lead the Real Settle?
>>45126129>Zekamashi with A1W reactorsI dread to see the results of that.
If one wants to do a writeup for this, do you just post it, or should you talk to planefag first?
Pic related is currently the flagship of the entire Russian Navy.Not even joking, they just got her boilers running again for the first time in nearly 100 years.
By refusing to treat Arizona like a person, as a woman or as a lover, we are denying her the humanity she currently has.When Shoukaku talked to us, she was taken by how we treated her like a person. We didn't fear her as a warfighter, as a ship. We were a guy out on the town with a girl. That was it.Yes, we treat Arizona as we do because she does represent all of the things Settle says she does. But Arizona the PERSON doesn't just want to be that, and maybe she believed that, when we met eyes with her and helped pull that shell out of her, we valued her as more than just a valuable asset and a wargrave, but as a person standing at our side, standing together against something that wants us all dead.The reason so many shipgirls are attracted to Settle, why shipgirls are attracted to anyone, is probably because that person values them beyond whatever bad memories they may have spawned from. That person provides an anchor point to being a real human bean, which has to be an utterly confusing and even terrifying experience to them at first.
>>45126132Okay... why?But also... yes.
>>45126152>Batlead is Settle's brother/nephew
>>45126152He's the reincarnation of Settle's XO.
>>45126173He just likes dem big baps
>>45126168Holy shit really?
>>45126055>Thinking Russia doesn't care about it's navyHalf the reason Russia invaded Crimea and backed Assad was because of the naval bases there.
>>45126172...OK, that's nightmare fuel, right there. Never post that again. Or at least put it under a spoiler tag, for fuck's sake!
>>45126208Yes. Are you surprised that a country that is mostly ice and snow, and lacks a warm water port has a shit navy?
>>45126169Mhm. Soon, we're wearing down that reluctance and pedestal.>>45126209Yeah they haven't given up on their navy, just their pacific ambitions
>>45126220I think it's hot.
>>45126053... Well, those are arguments for the "We tore their souls straight out of the underworld to crew us" camp.>>45126077The ship girls seem to understand the fairies, I think.They can translate.
>>45126172It'd look cool if it weren't for the shitty sutures or whoever they're called.
>>45125651>mfw DESS qualifies
>>45126220Welcome to 4chan. Eventually you won't even blink at something like that.Or you'll end up like >>45126241
>>45126167It is better to seek forgiveness than ask permission.You Writefag something and post it, the worst you'll get is have it declared non-canon.
>>45126168Hey, she's a beautiful ship, she deserves it.
>>45126227No, what I mean is that they got it running again. That's impressive.
GUYS I FOUND IT! I DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME THOUGH!
>>45126220Actually that's pretty fucking sweet. Means there's a chance someone like me can tangle with the bitches on even fucking footing.
>>45126272Hmm... The things anyone could write...
Hey planefag, are the deutschland sidestories canon?
>>45126168Holy shit he's not joking!"In January 2013 Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu announced plans to recommission Aurora and make her the flagship of the Russian Navy due to her historical and cultural importance. On 21 September 2014 the ship was towed to the Admiralty Shipyard in Kronstadt to be overhauled, to return in 2016."
>>45126169At this point you realize this, I realize this, everyone on the thread realizes this, and everyone in the quest but Settle realizes this.
>>45126303The fuck's that supposed to mean?
>>45126322The Russian Navy is pretty silly in a lot of ways.
>>45126169The thing that bothers me about Settle now is that Settle's original thoughts was that to treat them as people as well as ships.It seems like he's regressing.
>>45126325Settle realizes this, he's just terrified to admit it
>>45126325Such denial with Settle. Does this count as being Tsun?>>45126364Shall someone recap what's happened between those two instances?
>>45126320You don't need to ask him, just test them with the Brown Twei doctrine. Last I checked, that comes back clean so the answer is "For now".
>>45126345... It means shut the fuck up. that's what it means.
I wish we had time to just spend a break with Arizona. Not going out on a date, just relaxing and dealing with each other as people. Go see the sights around Japan or something.Of course, fuck Erry and Terry for not letting us have a moment's rest.
>>45126345It means he has a death wish.Not unlike Settle, except Hate's involves opening him up and having sciency things jammed in him.
>>45126322>mfw we'll get to see a 1900 protected cruiser steaming around under it's own power THIS YEARMy dick couldn't possibly be harder.
>>45126353And we have an even older ship still in commission that could theoretically operate under her own power.
>>45126240Actually part of the reason why they bought those news ships recently were for their Pacific fleet.Because outside of subs the Pacific fleet is 4 destroyers and a Cruiser that doesn't work. Supposedly it's to defend against Japan of all nations.
>>45126364I think it's more he was raised to consider Arizona very sacred and that mixed with her absolutely professional demeanor escalated it. In contrast, the other ships aren't sacred cows.
>>45126168Hmm Mikasa might just want a old soldiers reunion and share Booze with a fellow old salt.
>>45126417>>45126434Yeah, treating them as girls was working fine until he got spooked by what all that could entail
>>45126393So you're saying that shipsluts'd need that kind of modification or whatever to square against you even;y, or are you interested in having something like that grafted on your back to go against them evenly?
>>45126364>>45126369...Suppose you know, objectively, these things are true. But, somewhere in the back of your mind, there's a little voice that says "except for you." That's all there is to it. He can't mesh his worldview with it because it won't let him accept his direct involvement. Trust me.
>>45126449>Monitor and Merrimack abyssals as best friends trolling the eastern seaboard never
>>45126303That's Shimakaze with an artistic exaggeration of her bit that connects her human part with her ship part.I assume Hate had a dumb and thought it was some kinda cyborg bullshit that'd let him fight on even footing.
>>45126449I for one, would not want to stick my dick into something that may or has ever contained thousands of corpses.
>>45126458I think most of us can understand that feel, Naka-chan
>>45126369I think that he doesn't want to think about it, specially because his morals tell him that merely entertaining the idea is... well, sacrilegious. Which is bound to happen when your talking about a ship Americans in general have sacralized almost to the level of the Church of the Saint Sepulchre. Then apply a further level of sacralization because he's a Navy man. Kind of like telling a practicing Christian "You should fuck the Virgin Mary, she totally digs you." I can't blame his hesitation to even consider it.>>45126458Or I could be wrong and Naka's right that it boils down to "I don't deserve happiness."
>>45126172I never asked for this
>>45126450Imagine, for a second, if you fucking will. Lt. Hate, the Tillman IV-2 Battleship. Fuck. Yes.
>>45126458>EVERYTHING SUCKS FOR EVERYONE BUT ME!We all had that feel, chief.
>>45126364It's because he really sees Arizona as a woman too. While Shoukaku is just a friend.
>>45126506Hakase go put your lab coat on
>>45126434You know, it'd probably be easier for him and everyone else if he used the Westermack effect as an analogy.
>>45126522Nail on the fucking head.
>>45126500It's both, I think.And I would fuck the hell out of Mary
>>45126517Please, you'd be a DD at best.
>>45126473> Thinks 13 knots is operationally useful
>>45126500>"You should fuck the Virgin Mary,I think there's a theological problem there in that she's no longer a Virgin afterwards.And 'aint noone got a problem with fucking regular old mary.
>>45126517>Tillman designsfucking disgusting
>>45126542THANK YOU FREEDOM FAIRY
>>45126517>Lt. Hate, the Tillman IV-2 Battleship.so... you'd be willing to give up on being a marine and join the NAVY if they let you drop that much lead on fuckers?
>>45126542Thank you freedom fairy!
>>45126517I only see Lt. Hate lost to plunging fire, are you sure that's what you want?
>>45126522>While Shoukaku is just a friend.While true, I don't think Shoukaku has gotten that through her head yet.Why do we always pick emotionally damaged readheads?
>>45126549Well, I doubt you're a practicing Christian, now are you?But yeah, probably both. Or one serving as a rationalization for the other.
>>45126473You notice we're not putting her in a fleet. As a flagship, no less. We'd have to renforce her entire hull just so she could survive being towed.>Imagine her skipping along the surface, yanked behind the GWB.
>>45126542Thank You Freedom Fairy
>>45126571Good enough for convoy escort.
Yamato and Shigure singing the pledge of allegiance when?
>>45126571>300 year old ship>operationally usefulIt's a miracle she still floats at all
>>45126573Didn't she end up getting kids the normal way afterwards?
>>45126517You're an idiot.
>>45126636>miracle she still floatsShe's been rebuilt a few times, so no, it isn't.
>>45126517I get it. The horndog (see what I did there?) wants the reinforcement so he'll be the one on top of Iowa or Yamato (or both) instead of being involved in a Femdom.
>>45126500I'm pretty sure there is a ferry named the Virgin Mary.
>>45126593>Emotionally damagedIt's part of a protective and quite natural instinct a lot of /tg/ has. Plus it gives feels. >RedheadBecause qt redheads are god tier.
>>45126649Yeah but you'd have to actually read the bible to know that.
>>45126581For FIFTEEN fucking 18"/50s? You bet your fucking ass. I'd even wear the gay little fucking blue uniform or whatever the fuck they've got now. >>45126588Fifteen. Eighteen inch guns. Fifteen of them. Why the fuck do I need to say more.
>>45126649Depends on which "i'm totally related to Jesus Christ" lunatic you're talking to.
>>45126668>shipboy HateI want art of this.
>>45126593Because she's american this time.and >implying we had a choice at all
>>45126616I suspect that Aurora's going to be just a ceremonial flagship that doesn't leave port except on special occasions.Remember, technically, Missouri is the flagship for CINCPAC or whatever PACFLT's commanding officer is called these days.
>>45126542Thank you freedom Fairy!
>>45126635Canada would be a politically neutral choice.>>45126649As with all things concerning that time period in Palestine... We're not sure, maybe, maybe not.The names involved were popular at the time and, unfortunately, no Apostle thought to come back later and inscribe "Totally the grave of our Lord, Jesus Christ."
>>45126616I think you're missing the concept of "flagship" in the non-military sense. She's just going to a symbol and historical item. No one's seriously considering putting her into combat again.
>>45126581>Marine>not already NavyEver read the headers on a Marine's pay stubs?
>>45126687Yeah, flagship don't mean shit.>>45126709>implying Canada isn't a US territoryThe US would put Yamato to work.
Fucking hell at this rate not only are we going to need a third thread before Planefag updates but most of the voters aren't even going to bother to vote due to being asleep.
>>45126500>Arizona's face when he doesn't have as much problems with Shoukaku because she's Japanese, and therefore is not sacred to him at all
>>45126658She's only 15% of the real Constitution. Heh. Captcha was sail boats.
>>45126722Canada only want Terror and Erebus back to dress up as cute guide to the northwest passage.
Fuck it, I'm going to sleep and catching the rest of the salt in the morning. Also, Marines were either shipboard security or the boarding party originally, I can't remember which.
>>45126681So you can fap to Hate?
>>45126735>Arizona's face when the grapevine catches up through her thick armor-plated skull
>>45126737Actually, the Navy's estimate is that after her current drydocking, she'll still be 65% original material. Which is pretty goddamn impressive.
>>45126748Not that bad a post-war fate, really.I mean, what is Iowa going to do? Be her own tour guide? What about Arizona? What is she going to do after the war?>>45126765>implying I cannot do that alreadyI simply choose not to.
>>45126719Oh, I know, but they live in a fantasy world and Hate would have to give even that up.
>>45126765It's not gay if you say no homo first.
>>45126765You don't already?
>>45126799And if you say "Full homo"?
>>45126777Especially the fact that she's still afloat. Victory's been in Drydock since '22.
>>45126813It's still not gay if it's on a boat.
>>45126778They are never gonna be decomissioned again after that.
>>45126828Spithead a history would agree with you on that.
>>45126804Maybe. Maybe not. Never assume gender or sexuality in an anonymous environment like this.
>>45126500>Fucking Mary>implying mary isn't a slut that got knocked up without even having sex the loose womanBentus, please.
>>45126711This is Russia we're talking about (originally) do not underestimate their abilities to do dumb things. They refused to call beer "alcoholic" until recently because it didn't have ENOUGH alcohol in it. They have fake ambulances for high ranking businessmen and gov. Officials. THEY LET MULTIPLE INSTANCES OF VIDEO EVIDENCE LEAK TO THE INTERNET OF THEIR SOLDIERS TAKING TANKS ON DRUNKEN JOY RIDES AND CRASHING THEM. Do not underestimate their abilities to screw things up.
>>45126631Modern container ships maintain 20 knots or more port-to-port, bro. They'd leave a 13-knot escort in their wakes after the first six hours.
>>45126831I'd hate to think they're our slave ships, but you're probably right. Unlike actual soldiers, shipgirls are not that replaceable. Even if we can build more, there's a wait time.It'd be a shame if they're used as political pawns by various ultra-nationalists. Or shunned by pacifists, like the Germans.
>>45126887During peace time they are probably the first one to hit the bar and the last one home, with no one batting an eye.
>>45126867Look, we aren't talking about the sexual habits of God here, we're talking mentality and perceptions.
>Americans in charge of making good ships.
FUCK ME IT LOOKS LIKE WE'LL NEED A NEW FUCKING THREAD. UPDATE DONE.THE HELL ARE YOU ALL POSTING ABOUT WOW
>>45126887To be fair to the Germans, I wouldn't want to be reminded of the Nazi's either.
>>45126887Well I am sure other nation will be happy to take their BBs.
>>45126915iknowrite what kind of shitty ship gets sunk by fucking black arrowslike really? from BOWS? lol
>>45126907I'd hope they get a good rotation program. And if they want to leave the service, are allowed to.Again, slave ships is a bad thought.>>45126924And if I was a ship that faithfully served my country, I wouldn't want to return to modern Germany either.
>>45126883They can always slow down. 13 knots escorted is better than 20 knots unescorted.
>>45126923Well color me fucking surprised! I thought you went and got drunk with what little cash you whored for and forgot about this.
>>45126946I'm sure America could take them in.
>>45126775She's a big girl, she can handle it.
>>45126915It floated perfectly fine before all those torpedoes showed up, I swear!
>>45126946Come to Canada. We have loads of German immigrants-descended population.
>>45126965>OH SAY CAN YOU SEE
>>45126985So does the US.
>>45126775But if Settle is getting so defensive about it, it means he is gonna crack soon.So if she just rape him once, he will see her as a girl?
>>45126999If she's Minna 2.0, she'll basically rape him in a closet.
>>45126954implying time does not equal money.
>>45126986Look at the poor people rolling off the hull.
>>45126998You already have dozens of BBs, leave some for the rest of us!
>>45126999If we take Naka as an example, she can do much worse to Settle than rape him.
>>45126986who is this?
>>45126923>One update per threadhawAlso we're discussing Settle's hangups, Hate's desire to be the little maximum shipgirl, and extreme heresy
>>45127009I'd pay to see a doujin of that.
>>45126954Those hulls are only designed to go one speed. Anything slower, and their range and fuel-efficiency actually drop like a rock. Not to mention that even in the face of the Abyssals, I doubt the modern world is going to accept those kind of delivery-delays.
>>45127021Don't worry, Canada. I'm sure the British can lend you some ships.As for the US, we have a hemisphere to defend! South America is counting on us!
>one update a threadShit posting is reaching unsustainable levels, the center cannot hold!
>>45127029That's Barham on her way to the bottom of the sea.
>>45127021>leave some for the rest of usAHAHAHAHA NO. AMERICA RULES THE WAVES.
>>45127058It doesn't help that Planefag is taking as long as Blackjack to update (not sure on the railroading or not)
You know what? I'm done for the night.
>>45127058Well maybe if he didn't take two hours per update he wouldn't need so many threads.
>>45127083No one gives a fuck
>>45127021Send some to Philippines. Preferably one of the Iowas.
>>45127036We got to 4 updates in the last thread.
>>45127106>implying the Philippines aren't going to become a US territory againMANIFEST DESTINY
>>45127106And then the Iowas starve to death because all the pinoys steal their supplies to sell on the black market.
>>45127099IF YOU WANT 1500 CHARACTER UPDATES EVERY 20 MINUTES GERMANSCHTEEL'S THREAD IS OVER THERE --->YOU MUST BE AT LEAST *THIS* LITERATE TO GET ON A PLANEFAG QUESTTHANK YOU
>>45126915Don't bully Oklahoma, She had a hard life.
>>45126999The solution, clearly, is to go for Shoukaku instead.
>>45127082I miss Blackjack.
>>45127122In before Navy-fag
>>45125209He called Kongo a "cunt". Here is your new hobby Settle, tell ALL the shipgirls about this. Especially the ones who would become angry and seek satisfaction.
>>45125158Did you know that is completely possible to crochet paracord? This means you can actually make things like blankets and hats, though I myself am unaware if paracord's many amazing qualities include heat retention.
>>45126172I've lost count how frequently I have came to that picture.
>>45127418I cannot stop picturing Settle as this. It makes shipping so hard.