Happy weekend, guys! Hope you had a good one, haha. I think everyone knows mine was trash, I won't whine here. Apologies for missing the last two days, I'll try to not do that anymore, but we'll see what happened. Work pissed me off pretty bad Saturday with that shit, it may be bad enough that I start looking again. I was pretty mad, haha. But anyway, no one's here to hear about that!Archive is here for anyone interested: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20Witches%202016 This *should* be a pretty regular run for us this week, nothing ships for a little while yet, so there's no real time crunch right now. Still working on that new art, nothing on that front right now, but I'm hoping when this next paycheck hits I can drop some scratch on some good commissions. Probably will, anyway- looking at picking up a new rifle or a new computer right now too, so I don't know yet. Would you guys mind if I didn't get new art yet? Let me know!+++++“She’s enjoying herself.” You respond, nodding as Stasya gestures towards a coffee pot set on her desk. “She likes being able to control the parish’s affairs directly and swing the coven. Most of the other matrons listen to her, and most of the younger witches idolize her.” Stasya nods, setting a pair of mugs aside. “So why isn’t she headmatron of the coven?” You shake your head. “It doesn’t work like that in the bayou. The oldest maman of the parishes is the defacto headmatron, nothing else matters to them, and my maman isn’t in for that post for a while. Maman Bordeaux will probably be there another decade at least, she’s only eighty now.” She nods again. “I See. What about you, aren’t you part of the coven?” “It’s...complex.” you admit. “Kind of. I’m kin to it, so I’m allowed just about anywhere in any coven holding, save for witches private rooms and that sort of thing. But I’m not really a member. I’m expected to follow coven decisions, but I’m not required to.” “I see.” She responds. “You thought about father’s offer?” “What, come live up there between cruises?” You ask, and she nods. “A little.” You admit. “And?”  I’m not sure it’d work out real well. I’ll probably just stay with maman. I think it’s worth a try, anyway. Next time I talk to him I’ll see how he really feels about it.
>>2265634> I think it’s worth a try, anyway. Next time I talk to him I’ll see how he really feels about it.
>>2265634> I think it’s worth a try, anyway. Next time I talk to him I’ll see how he really feels about it.Father-son bonding is important.
>>2265634>[Z] I’m not sure it’d work out real well. I’ll probably just stay with maman.EYYYYYYYYY, HE'S HERE
>>2265634>[x] I’m not sure it’d work out real well. I’ll probably just stay with maman.Let's *not* be covered in piles of vaguely horny half-sisters
>>2265634> I’m not sure it’d work out real well. I’ll probably just stay with maman.
>>2265634> I’m not sure it’d work out real well. I’ll probably just stay with maman.Mama's boy
>>2265634>[X] I’m not sure it’d work out real well. I’ll probably just stay with maman.
>>2265634>Alternate: Maybe every now and then, but I'd have to see how things would work out. Worth seeing how things go.It would probably be interesting and maybe even fun, but probably not as the default.
>>2265634>[x] I think it’s worth a try, anyway. Next time I talk to him I’ll see how he really feels about it.
>>2265634> I’m not sure it’d work out real well. I’ll probably just stay with maman.>Now if he wanna come down and have a nice fishin' trip, that could be nice
>>2265654Ooh, I kinda like that suggestion.
>>2265634>[x] I think it’s worth a try, anyway. Next time I talk to him I’ll see how he really feels about it.No reason not to give it a shot and hell it's on the right coast at the moment. Best night of the week!>Probably will, anyway- looking at picking up a new rifle or a new computer right now too, so I don't know yet. Would you guys mind if I didn't get new art yet? Let me know!Haha depends what ya looking at Ghost
>>2265634 I think it’s worth a try, anyway. Next time I talk to him I’ll see how he really feels about it.
>>2265634> I think it’s worth a try, anyway. Next time I talk to him I’ll see how he really feels about it.this'll be fun
>>2265634>[X] I’m not sure it’d work out real well. I’ll probably just stay with maman.>Now if he wanna come down and have a nice fishin' trip, that could be nice
>>2265634>[X] I think it’s worth a try, anyway. Next time I talk to him I’ll see how he really feels about it.Frank could use another man around the house.
ok, gonna call votes at 1830 EST! >>2265660 Well, I was looking at an M1A, but really long story short unless I get something off the wall as hell I'm never, ever going to hear the end of it from my dad, who is... IDK what even to call it. Not quite Fudd, but he knows everything there is to ever know about the AR platform, AK platform, and M14 because he was a 11B for 27 years and according to him he knows everything there is to know about those rifles. haha.
>>2265634On one hand , father-son time. on the other hand, that means spending even more time surrounded by witches.> I’m not sure it’d work out real well. I’ll probably just stay with maman.Also, I'm not too sure about interacting with an ex-PCSpeaking of an excess of witches, I wonder if we've have a named, non-trivial non-witch female show up at some point. I could see morgan wanting a normal girl after dealing with magic junk for so long.
>>2265770I could see that too. "But why Morgan!?""I'm sick of sparkles."
>>2265770>>2265778Doesn't matter if we're with dad or maman, the sparkles are everywhere.
>>2265652Gonna support this
Ok guys, voting over! Gotta run over to the store after this next update, but we're gonna get at least three tonight!
>>2265759>Off the WallGet yourself an F90
>>2265759Get an FAL.
[x] I think it’s worth a try, anyway. Next time I talk to him I’ll see how he really feels about it.You shrug. “I think it’s worth a try, anyway.” You say, taking a cup of coffee from your sister with a nod of thanks. “Next time I talk to him, I’ll see how he really feels about it.” She nods, agreeing with you. “I think he’d be glad to see you. You know he’s still got that newspaper article about you and your friend?”You grin. “Me and Flash?” You ask. “That’s almost ten years old now.” She nods. “He was bragging about it after your school won the state championship.” She says. “Was saying you were a sure thing to go pro.” You shrug. “There’s no reason I would have, though. I couldn’t have done it without the coach anyway. And Football wasn’t where I belonged anyway.”She shrugs- it’s not a subject she’s very interested in, and it tends to show. Your highschool football career was fun, but it wasn’t who you were, and you knew it, even then. It was all just a game. One you were passionate about, one you were good at, sure, but at the end of the day, still just a game. The two of you sit in silence for a moment. “So what do you think of the Squadron?” She asks.  I’m not sure. I don’t really have anything else to go on in the fleet.  They don’t seem too bad honestly. I think I’ll get along fine.  I’m not sure what to think of them, but I don’t think it’s real favorable.
>>2265944> They don’t seem too bad honestly. I think I’ll get along fine.it just hasnt been long
>>2265944> I’m not sure what to think of them, but I don’t think it’s real favorable.Hopefully they'll warm up in time, but right now things don't look all that great.general coldness towards us, the Garcia mess, being told by a semi-official source to not get close to anyone, etc. Things could be better.
>>2265944>[x] I’m not sure. I don’t really have anything else to go on in the fleet.They don't seem terrible, but they've got issues, too.Insufficient data to make a call.
>>2265944> They don’t seem too bad honestly. I think I’ll get along fine.
>>2265944>[x] I’m not sure. I don’t really have anything else to go on in the fleet.Now here's a place where "fuck if I know" feels like a valid response.
>>2265634> I think it’s worth a try, anyway. Next time I talk to him I’ll see how he really feels about it.Basically the "let's wait and see what kind of devious trap this is before deciding how to blow it up in their faces" choice.
>>2265944> I’m not sure what to think of them, but I don’t think it’s real favorable.Billy and Una have been fine, and the ones actually related to us as well, but of the other witches KIM of all people has been the best behaved. Like, let's try to make it work but let's not bullshit that we're in some bullshit here
>>2265944>[X] I’m not sure. I don’t really have anything else to go on in the fleet.
>>2265944 I’m not sure. I don’t really have anything else to go on in the fleet.
>>2265944>[x] They don’t seem too bad honestly. I think I’ll get along fine.Billy and Una seem chill, as does Jessie even though she was the messenger for Kat and Becca. We get along decently enough Ana too so that's not an issue.
>>2265944>[X] I’m not sure what to think of them, but I don’t think it’s real favorable.
>>2265977Pretty much this. If we can get some to help us out, that would be lovely.
>>2265944>[X] I’m not sure what to think of them, but I don’t think it’s real favorable.Might as well talk to her about it. At this point, the fact that the squadron was allowed to become this dysfunctional is a bigger problem than the actual dysfunctions. There's no guarantee something like this won't happen again in the future, and that would be a problem for us.
>>2265944>[X] They don’t seem too bad honestly. I think I’ll get along fine. Not sensing any crippling issues. Things might sour later on, but for now, I think we're relatively alright.
>>2265944> I’m not sure. I don’t really have anything else to go on in the fleet.
>>2265944>[X] They don’t seem too bad honestly. I think I’ll get along fine.
>>2265944> I’m not sure what to think of them, but I don’t think it’s real favorable
ok, voting over!
[x] I’m not sure. I don’t really have anything else to go on in the fleet. You shrug. “I’m not sure.” you admit. “I don’t really have anything else to go on in the fleet.” She nods. “I understand. There’s just some worry from above that assigning you here was a mistake.” “Already?” You ask, and she nods. “Some people think you should have been assigned to a different squadron and an experienced team moved over here.” “Let me guess. Spellcaster?” You ask, and she nods again. “Spellcaster is the navy’s flagship composite unit.” She says. “There’s two of our sisters there already, so it would be only natural for you to go there as well.” You snort. “Would that go over well?” She shakes her head. “Not at all. Most of us are already concentrated in 7th fleet anyway. There’s two of our sisters with VF-3 already, putting you there would just give more reason for people to start crying favoritism and nepotism.” She says. “And we’ve had enough problems with that since Father adopted us.”You nod. It’s true enough- you’d heard jokes about the carrier and how it was basically a ‘Bishop family yacht’ before you’d left JBLM. You’d almost called out the security forces men for saying it- a comment clearly enough meant to reach your ears- but it wouldn’t have been worth the charges anyway. Maman said you can occasionally let things like that slide- especially when you know the people being small aren’t worth the time to correct. She also pointed out that very, very rarely did kicking someone’s ass actually change their mind- though it might make them at least watch their mouth around you. “I’m sure their commanding officer would be more than happy to have you, though.” She continues, after a minute. “Their CAG and CO already sent me a message about transferring one of their Fenrirs over here and sending you there.” “That anxious?” You ask. “That eager.” She corrects. “Spellcaster isn’t what it was during the war. None of them are anywhere near father’s caliber, and even the witches are just there to put it on their records and move on. It’s a showpiece assignment, nothing more.” “It’s not entirely fair to compare them to dad, though.” You point out. “I mean, he’s a talent, almost immortal if you ask anyone.” “Except those of us that know.” She says, quietly, then shakes her head. “But it doesn’t change my point. VF-3 is just a shadow of what it was when Father flew with it. They’re only asking for you because everyone thinks you’ll be better than he was.” What do you think about that? No way of telling, I guess.
>>2266336> What do you think about that?
>>2266336>Even if I could be, that's a stupid assumption to make. I'm fresh out of basic.
>>2266336>>Even if I could be, that's a stupid assumption to make. I'm fresh out of basic.
>>2266336>What do you think about that?> No way of telling, I guessBoth
>>2266336>>2266346Changing my vote to this.I mean Jesus talk about high expectations. Even frank flew for awhile before the war
>>2266336With >>2266346 here. We're doing our job as assigned, not here to look good or be the best. It's dumb to think otherwise. Also No way witches in our current squadron would be happy with that swap either. They're prickly enough they've been sent a new wunderkind, I can't imaging they'd feel good with the idea of filling the gap in their team with someone clearly being passed off as a second stringer.
Ok guys, that was my last for the night- I have to shower and get ready for work tomorrow. We're back on the 10 hour schedule thankfully, at least for now, so voting on this one ends at 1900 EST!You guys have a good night and I'll see you tomorrow evening!
>>2266336Going with >>2266346It's a reasonable response.
>>2266336>>Even if I could be, that's a stupid assumption to make. I'm fresh out of basic.Frank had several years under his belt before he got dropped into spellcaster, and he was there for a while before he started showing signs of 'talent'.
>>2266336>[x] I don't want to be better than dad. I want to be me.
>>2266336>All the more reason to say 'fuck that', really
>>2266336>Even if I could be, that's a stupid assumption to make. I'm fresh out of basic.....What do you think about that?
>>2266336>[x] What do you think about that?
>>2266372Unlike most people, she flew with Frank in his prime. She knows how good he was, and how hard that will be to beat, especially in a more general purpose bird than the Wyvern.
>>2266348[Z] >Even if I could be, that's a stupid assumption to make. I'm fresh out of basic.Holy fucking ass-tits, what the fuck is with the Navy in this setting? I get it, Frank was incredible, but apply some fucking brainpower to the problem. Goddamn, the officers are thirstier than the fucking Witches.
>>2266336Going with >>2266346>>Even if I could be, that's a stupid assumption to make. I'm fresh out of basic.
>>2266494They want magic man to captivate people's interest and drive up recruitment and funding and also kick the ever-living shit out of any commie bastards dumb enough to try and fly the skies. It's appealing if it works, but still smacks a little of an operation who has too much time and not enough worries on their hands.
>>2266336>[x]Even if I could be, that's a stupid assumption to make. I'm fresh out of advance flight>[x] What do you think about that?It's stupid but expected
>>2266336>[x]Even if I could be, that's a stupid assumption to make. I'm fresh out of training.Only got the Wolf, what, a couple days ago?
>>2266715More like a day with change
>>2266494Peacetime makes the military stupider than usual. We've had how many boats ignore basic maritime safety in the last year alone? Now, since we're MURRICA we can brag about how big our dick is and get away with it. Other countries would be falling over themselves to contain the fallout, we just don't give a shit about how dumb our people act on the open sea and inside other national borders.>>2266336>What do you think about that?>Fair warning: I didn't join so I could be the next Frank Bishop.
>>2266336>[X] What do you think about that?
>>2266336Navy just wants their next golden boy to show off. Supporting >>2266346
>>2266336Supporting >>2266346With a dash of >>2267183>I didn't join so I could be the next Frank Bishop.
>>2267183See also:Colin Powell cancelling our next generation self-propelled howitzer back in the early 2000s because we've got airplanes with precision bombs and helicopters with hellfires and shit, demonstrating that his dumb ass doesn't understand what the purpose of howitzer artillery is. Namely, dropping fuckloads of steel on a general area immediately and cheaply, at any time of day, on any day of the year. Condemning our artillery units to continue using the comically outdated Paladin.The god damn SWEDES have a better SPH than us now because of that shithead.
>>2267183>Peacetime makes the military stupideroh jesus thisgrand-prize tier honeys flying around in their panties, the enlisted being bored doing bullshit make-work, officers backstabbing for a shrinking promotion pool, and then there's all this coven horseshiti tell you what it's a good thing we already sank the shitty kitty
>>2267183Remember, it's only us that becomes stupider during peacetime and not every other military for some reason! And not just because we televise it more often.
>>2267876To be fair about the Swedes, they have a small military and a robust domestic arms design and production works, so it's not exactly strange that they'd have some pretty advanced pieces of kit in there.
> accepting Frank's offerUgh, this is going to turn into "Happy Father-Son Simulator 2018", isn't it?>>2266336>Even if I could be, that's a stupid assumption to make. I'm fresh out of basic.
>>2268004>He didn't read '89>Shit with Russia didn't kick off until like Thread 15.>Implying this isn't Battle L.A.+Edge of Tomorrow meets SWQ>Implying this isn't going to be Martian War 2 Psionic Boogaloo.
>>2268004>>2268386>Implying that shit won't go down when Fronk+Merlin are aboard.>Implying Fronk won't get shot down in a blaze of glory and we'll blame ourselves.>Implying this isn't Strike Witches Quest: Spec Ops The Line edition
>>2268391>>2268386What if this is Strike Witches: Modern Warfare?
>>2268395That was Pararescue Witches.
>>2268386>>2268391> all this greentext> didn't understand shitgg anonWhat I'm saying is that a little of conflict between Morgan and Frank is certainly more interesting to the alternative.
>>2268484Y-you do remember that Frank is a pretty easy going guy except when people threaten his family/Merlin right?
>>2268484Morgan is a chill dude and Frank went to bat for people he'd barely met, much less his own blood. Makes more sense that they're relatively chill.
>>2266336>I didn't join so I could be the next Frank Bishop.
>>2268484>>2268496>>2268497Yeah, no, hanging out with Frank is just an excuse for some Tom Clancy shit to happen. Ghost will spin the wheel o' antagonists and Hypercompotent Korean Separatists, or Chinese Psychic Ninjas, or The Arabian Pajama Party, or that one crazy specops general who thinks America has gone soft will jump out of the woodwork to try and steal the Fenrir or Assassinate Frank or gather Morgan's DNA or something.
>>2268517That Japanese black-ops witches we encountered in PJ'89 decided to make Dai Nippon Great Again and steal some super duper advanced fighter-bomber prototype that Fronk secretly testing, where Morgan and rest of squadron need to intercept.
>>2268517>>2268555Why do all these ideas sound so plausible?
>>2268580Military/Espionage fiction has had a long time to refine their post-Cold War playbook. While having genre "rules" and conventions doesn't make stories bad, if you're familiar with the type of works it's super easy to mad lib the structure. >The extremist fringe of [Political Group or Nation State] have [Crime] the [Proper Noun], a source of military supremacy and will use it to destroy [Other Nation State], in the name of [Belief System]
Ok guys, sorry for the delay. voting over!
[x] Write in“Even if I could be, that’s a stupid assumption to make.” You point out. “I’m only just out of type training and would be sitting in the FRS if not for some bad luck on another pilot’s part.” She shrugs. “Not the way they see it. Witch magic follows family lines, we know that. To them, it makes just as much sense that male talent would too.” You shake your head. “Dad flew for how many years before the war? At least a couple. I’ve only just gotten assigned to a fleet squadron. Besides, his talent only manifested sometime in the middle of the war, didn’t it?”She shakes her head. “Earlier than that, but it doesn’t matter. To them, you’re just this side of a sure thing.” “And what do you think?” You ask. Stasya tilts her head a bit to regard you with one of those blank looks she has. It’s widely known that she idolizes your father- to the point that no one else has ever been able to approach him in her eyes. You come the closest to an equal, just for the fact that you’re her only brother- the only other Male in the family. The silence lapses into a few minutes before she shrugs. “Too early to tell.” She says, finally. For her, that’s almost as good as an admission that she, too, believes you’ll eventually be better than he is.“I didn’t take a commission to be the next Frank Bishop.” You say flatly. She nods. “I understand, but you have to understand there’s a lot of eyes on you just for who you are. And there’s people that think they’re going to get in early and get you where they want you for their own ends.” “Like they tried with dad?” She nods again. “And Father’s patron admiral is long gone.” You vaguely remember the funeral- you were maybe three or four at the time. It was raining, but mostly you remember the jets- a massive formation, led by none other than Nixon’s famous Tomcat- ‘Kingfisher 1-1’. Your father’s wyvern was the #2 ship in the formation- it was the first time you’d ever seen it in person. “If not for him, I wouldn’t be here.” She says, her voice quiet, her eyes fixed somewhere far away. “He’s the one that sent dad to crete?” She nods. “I- we, that is- only learned that later. If not for him, who knows where I’d be?” Ask her about Crete again.  Reassure her- things would have worked out.  Let it go.
>>2268871> Let it go.
>>2268871 Let it go.
>>2268871[x] Let it go.If we seriously don't want to get involved in any political power plays, we should figure out some way of explicitly stating as such. Maybe we could ask good old Maman next time we get to speak to her if she's got any advice.
>>2268871>[X] Let it go.No point dwelling on the past when there's so much shit to take care of right now.
>>2268871>Ask her about Crete again. > Reassure her- things would have worked outI want to know
>>2268871> Ask her about Crete again.We know how it went down, of course, but It'd be interesting to hear it from her perspective. The fight that killed Frank Bishop. And info about that fight is pretty scarce anyway, right?
>>2268888We know ooc wise but I kind of want her POV of it.And this might be our only chance.Btw how popular were the witch’s comicx with ice?
>>2268871>[X] Let it go.
>>2268871>[x] You're here now, that's what matters. Don't worry about the 'If'.
>>2268871>>2268910Fuck, sure add this to my vote.I want to still see Crete from her prespective
>>2268871>[x] Let it go.
>>2268871>[x] Let it go.>Patron Admiral is gone.>Frank's Wyvern was the number 2 in the missing man. >I'm not crying, it's just dusty in here!
So why are we letting this go?
>>2268871> Reassure her- things would have worked out.
>>2268871> Ask her about Crete again.OH FOR THE LOVE OF FUCK, WOULD SOMEONE TELL THE BOY HIS OLD MAN DIED ONCE?!
>>2268871> Ask her about Crete again.>>2268910Also supporting this
>>2268871>[X] Ask her about Crete again.
>>2268871>[x] Ask her about Crete again.
>>2268871>>[x] Let it go.
>>2268871[x] You're here now, that's what matters. Don't worry about the 'If'.
>>2268871>Let it go.> You're here now, that's what matters. Don't worry about the 'If'.
Why are we letting it go, is it because we don't think Stasya will tell us?
>>2269549Because it's obviously uncomfortable for her to talk about.
>>2268871>Ask her about Crete again.>[x] You're here now, that's what matters. Don't worry about the 'If'.
>>2268871>Ask her about Crete again.>[x] You're here now, that's what matters. Don't worry about the 'If'.Fun for the whole family!
>>2268871>>Ask her about Crete again.>>[x] You're here now, that's what matters. Don't worry about the 'If'.TIME FOR FEELZ.
>>2268871>Ask her about Crete again.>[x] You're here now, that's what matters. Don't worry about the 'If'.Let's hear her side of the story.
hey guys, just got home, bit of unexpected crisis overtime at work. nothing major, but I'm going to postpone till 2000 EST to call votes and get working on the update so I can make dinner and get doing everything else I need to.
ok, votes called! writing. Man, late dinners are the worst. Wish this lasagna would cook faster.
[x] Ask her about Crete again. “Well, you’re here now.” You point out. “Whatever happened on that island happened, the what-ifs don’t matter.” She looks at you, briefly. “We killed him.” “What?” She sighs. “We killed him. Not in the air, no one could do that, but we forced him to push so hard he died on the ground.” Her eyes are far away, focused somewhere past you- and, you imagine, some twenty five years ago, over a Mediterranean sky.“What happened?” You ask. “There was a planeload of defectors.” She says- going over details you knew already, but you stay quiet. “We weren’t told who, or why they were defecting, only that they couldn’t be allowed to, and that we were to stop them by all means necessary.” She frowns. “Our orders were given to us by a monster of a man named Volgin. Colonel Volgin. We were terrified of him- he abused other subjects terribly, and was only kept away from us by the efforts of others.” She shudders. “It was understood if we failed and came back, they’d no longer be able to protect us.” You stay silent as she talks- this is the most she’s ever told you- or anyone, so far as you know. “We were already active over Turkey before that- the Turkish air defense network was pathetic and our fandances were the pinnacle of soviet technology at the time. We penetrated entirely through their airspace before they knew it, and intercepted the target aircraft and it’s two escorts. Lilya took the first shot with her railcannon- it knocked down the first escort aircraft without any effort.” She pauses at the memory, a vague smile playing about her lips. “We didn’t know. We should have guessed when Father broke away from our targeting reticules.” The smile fades. “He was like- “ She shakes her head, pausing for a second. “It was like trying to fight wind. He was all over us- we fought back as hard as we could, our soviet VDNI gave us just enough to keep him at bay for a time, but even then, we knew. We were going to die there- this was the butcher.” You nod- dad’s soviet wartime nickname has carried down through the years. “We weren’t told he was there, but we guessed. Wyvern’s weren’t common yet then, there were only a few in Europe. We were afraid, but we were more afraid of Volgin- we had to try, to stay in it. He’d send his pet, Raikov, to get us if we tried to surrender, so the only way for us to stay together was to win.” 1/2 (maybe 3)
“It was a surprise when he disappeared to us. The fandance back then had a blind spot- directly beneath the aircraft, within thirty meters. Father matched us by feel and instinct, it had to be- letting aunt Merlin break into our communications network and let one of the defectors talk to us.”“He convinced us that the demon- as he called father then- could, and would, keep us safe.” She smiles then. “He was right, of course. He usually was, he was one of the good ones. He said we’d be safe and treated well if we surrendered.” “So you did?” She nods. “We broadcast our surrender and stopped maneuvering. We landed before him, escorted to our spot in the hangar by armed men in humvees. We waited for him to land and park before we exited our aircraft.”“He looked like death.” She remembers. “He’d bled from his nose and mouth, and it had accumulated inside his oxygen mask, it looked like the whole of his face had been skinned, almost. He looked so tired and weak, leaning on Tabitha for support.” She frowns. “We’d hurt him so badly, and he was our best chance at freedom. It was… difficult to accept. We apologized to him, embraced him. We didn’t want him to die. We were scared he was going to anyway.” “We were taken away to guarded rooms. They were nicer than any we’d had before that.” She remembers. “We were given new clothes and told that we’d be fed and kept there for a time. It wasn’t long before someone else- one of the guards- told us that Frank Bishop- the butcher, that was the first we’d learned of his name- was in the hospital.” You nod. You’ve heard most of that, though you weren’t aware how badly Frank had been hurt there. “He died there. He’d pushed himself too hard, and his power had finally snuffed him out.” She shakes her head slowly, her voice strained by emotion. “Ice saved him. Brought him back.” “Tabitha-” you start, but you cut yourself off when she nods. “Brought him back from death. It’s incredibly rare, almost unheard of, but not impossible. But to do it, she risked herself. She loved him that much.” 2/3
“How?” You ask- as far as you know, once the baron Samedi has dug someone’s grave, that’s it. There’s no changing it. She shakes her head. “She claims it was instinct, and she doesn’t know and couldn’t replicate it anymore. But we killed him.”“Well, whatever happened, you’re here now.” You say again, reaching out to put a hand on her arm- which, for you, is about is expressive as it gets. Stasya, similarly reserved, looks up at you and nods. “It all worked out for the best. Had we known about Frank’s connection with Brigitte, we may not have needed as much convincing.” She says with a smile. “I am sure your mother would have been more than a match for Raikov, had they ever met.” You shrug- you’ve heard the name, associated with Witches without Borders, but not much beyond that. Stasya shakes her head and stands up. “But it is getting late, and unlike you, some of us do require sleep. As they say shoreside, you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here, little brother.” You nod and leave the office with your sister right behind you. “Goodnight, Morgan.”“Goodnight.” You return at your sister’s retreating back.  Despite claims to the contrary, you do require sleep- go rack out.  Go see if you can find something else to do aboard. (Write in!)
>>2270708>> Despite claims to the contrary, you do require sleep- go rack out.
>>2270708> Despite claims to the contrary, you do require sleep- go rack out.
>>2270708>Embrace /Fit/ find gym and lift until 2/3/4/5 is achieved.
>>2270708>[x] Despite claims to the contrary, you do require sleep- go rack out.
>>2270708>Witches without Borders>Punished Raikov somewhere out in the worldGoddamnit Ghost don't tease us like this
>>2270708>[X] Despite claims to the contrary, you do require sleep- go rack out.>Witches without BordersAre all of the Sneks accounted for?
>>2270708 Despite claims to the contrary, you do require sleep- go rack out.
>>2270768https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2rHZGfv9FU"THEY PLAYED US LIKE A DAMN FIDDLE!"
>>2270708>Dig out that [instument of choice] and go play it a while.
>>2270708>[X] Despite claims to the contrary, you do require sleep- go rack out.
>>2270708>[x] RACK OUT WITH YOUR DACKS OUT
>>2270708> Despite claims to the contrary, you do require sleep- go rack out.Sleep is for those who need it and the non-insomniatic. We are both of those right now I do believe.
So has it been confirmed what our taste in music is like?Anything good for an Ending theme?
>>2271331I think we were leaning towards Blues and Spanish Guitar.
>>2271331Hard to pick an ending theme, until we know where the plot goes.
>>2270768>Implying she was not punished from the get go.
>>2271331https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2vXEih5vPgNIGGAS DON'T EVEN KNOW. THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW THE BEST GUITAR SONG OF THE ACE COMBAT SERIES.
>>2271331>>2271417https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXEMRGl-Rlghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER8uBcP4lugAlso acceptable answers, but less so.
>went on and read all the threadsHoly shit it was a ride. Bloody excellent.Hey Ghost, is Santa still alive? Is the restaurant still in business?>>2270708> Go see if you can find something else to do aboard.Go for a walk, ten minutes. Look if there's someone else, watch the stars a bit, then go to sleep.
>>2271365Merc is it Witches Without Borders or Sorcières Sans Frontières?
>>2271701Raikov has never had any particular respect for the French, so...
Ok guys, voting over! gonna go heat up dinner and get writing
[x] Despite claims to the contrary, you do require sleep- go rack out. You yawn, noting to yourself that, despite what other may claim, you do actually require sleep, and start to make your way back to the squad bay. It’s quiet and the lights are set to low- they’re never really entirely off, but they’re dimmed enough that with the curtain closed over your rack, you can sleep easily. Not that you couldn’t anyway- your mother taught you the utility and beauty in being able to sleep anytime, anywhere, on anything. You can and have slept in a boat tied to a tree in a rainstorm before. Slept in running water, too, once, the night before they sent Maman in to get you out of SERE and tell you to knock it off. You smile. That’s a good memory. You crawl into the rack and close the curtain quietly, the breathing of the rest of the occupants only barely audible over the rest of the sounds of the carrier. The sleeping berthing on the improved Nimitz class ships- like the Saratoga- are unusually well soundproofed, though the nuclear-powered ship is far more quiet than the old Coral Sea was. You’re asleep almost as soon as your head hits the pillow, only rolling over once so your back is against the hard wall of the rack. You find yourself dreaming almost immediately, not that that’s particularly unusual. You’ve always had incredibly vivid dreams, and tonight is no exception. You find yourself- In a dimly lit parlor filled with tobacco smoke and the distant sounds of a party In a temple of some kind- Greek, perhaps? A feasting hall, like the one your father took you to on the Puget sound islands that one time.
>>2272417> In a temple of some kind- Greek, perhaps?
>>2272417> In a dimly lit parlor filled with tobacco smoke and the distant sounds of a party
>>2272417>[X] In a temple of some kind- Greek, perhaps?
>>2272417 In a temple of some kind- Greek, perhaps?PAY DEBNTS.
>>2272417>[x] In a dimly lit parlor filled with tobacco smoke and the distant sounds of a party
>>2272417>[x] In a dimly lit parlor filled with tobacco smoke and the distant sounds of a partyColor me intrigued.
>>2272417[x] In a dimly lit parlor filled with tobacco smoke and the distant sounds of a partyhttps://youtu.be/yZAY-78zhmw ?
>>2272417>[x] In a dimly lit parlor filled with tobacco smoke and the distant sounds of a partyHardest choice so far
>>2272417> A feasting hall, like the one your father took you to on the Puget sound islands that one time.
>>2272417>[x]In a temple of some kind- Greek, perhaps?
>>2272417>[X] In a dimly lit parlor filled with tobacco smoke and the distant sounds of a party
>>2272417>[x] In a temple of some kind- Greek, perhaps?Did you actually expect us not to pick the choice with maximum shitpost potential
>>2272626Speaking of Greeks with debnts to be paid, whatever happened to the Angel of Fap?
>>2272656still alive, presumably still trying to write between all the political blogging and the autism-game-spurts
>>2272662Jerking it to Konosuba
>>2272703I mean, who doesn't?
>>2272662>>2272703>>2272761I'd settle for more of his in-depth analysis on stuff, but he hasn't even done that recently. Did he like just now discover the amazingness that is Konosuba?
>>2272786He is the biggest goddamn slowpoke you ever did see when it comes to consumption of delicious media.In retrospect his writing timetable is not all that surprising, given that.
>>2272417>[x] In a temple of some kind- Greek, perhaps?Praise be to the planefag!
> In a dimly lit parlor filled with tobacco smoke and the distant sounds of a partyWhen do we get massive war? Plz gib war!
>>2272856Around thread ten, going by the last quest.
>>2272417>[X] A feasting hall, like the one your father took you to on the Puget sound islands that one time.
>>2272417> A feasting hall, like the one your father took you to on the Puget sound islands that one time.Sounds interesting.
>>2272417>[Z] In a dimly lit parlor filled with tobacco smoke and the distant sounds of a partyHEY THERE KIDS
>>2272856This is the 5th thread and we're still on the first day. We haven't even flown since the ferry flight in the first thread, never mind had any combat practice. This isn't a bad thing, we've been getting to know the characters and such, but I imagine it'll be awhile before things heat up.
>>2272417 In a dimly lit parlor filled with tobacco smoke and the distant sounds of a party
ok guys! that's it for the votes. Lemme eat and I'll start writing!
 In a dimly lit parlor filled with tobacco smoke and the distant sounds of a partyYou find yourself in a dimly lit parlor, one with rich wood paneling adorning the walls and a haze of tobacco smoke in the air. A fireplace to one side crackles lowly, while bookshelves, their contents hazy, adorn the other wall. “Ah, Morgan.” A deep voice greets you from one of the high-backed chairs facing the fireplace. “I been wonderin when ya planned to join me. Take you a seat, we got tings to discuss.” A bony hand waves towards the other chair, then takes a glass of rum from it’s place on the table. You know who it is without looking- The Baron Samedi. Not your mothers wartime nickname for your father- the actual loa. You’ve never been quite sure if these appearances of his are just part of your imagination, a dream conjured up for whatever reason, or if you’re being contacted by one of the Haitian Voodoo gods, but, as your maman told you after you mentioned the first dream, always be respectful, always take an offered drink, and above all, listen to what the loa said. You sit in thee offered chair, and without a word, the bony black man slides you a glass, one already full of his preferred drink- rum. “It be an important time for you, boy.” He starts, putting his drink back down. “Be an important time. Ya be in the same position your daddy was, twenty years ago. Out front an ready ta make ya own name in de world. In de right place at de right time.” He laughs. “but your daddy, he was too good for himself, you hear? Choirboy is what dey should have called him. All dem girls and none of em pregnant before Berlin. What was he doin. You ought to have forty sisters and bruddas, not the dozen or so ya got now.” He shakes his head as you take a drink of the rum and cough- the stuff is incredibly strong, even in your dream, and burns all the way down. He looks over at you with a critical eye, the white skull paint on his face, curiously not obscured by his usual dark glasses. Glowing Blue eyes sit behind that paint. “Ya be careful with dat rum, hear? Strong stuff, that, an I don’t need ya to be getting too close to the spirit world just yet.” He nods to himself, setting the glass of rum down as the party below gets slightly louder. “Ah, de dancers mus be hear. We goan wan to hurry.” He looks over at you again. “Morgan, ya be in a privileged place. Ya be a smart enough boy, I don’t need tell ya what’s coming. Won’t be the same as your daddy’s war, but it be plenty enough for the world, I think.” He shrugs. “Not my plan, but I make it work either way. Ya be doin me two things.” 1/2
“One, ya be giving me an mine lots a work. I don’t be mindin this. In fact, I be givin ya some help in it.” He grins. “More than we gave your daddy, but you be mindin how much ya be tappin into it. Dat fool done got too close more than once, till one of his pretty little things bargained for him wid me an won. Shoulda made her pay me more.”“De second thing ya be doin is ya be helpin a couple others kill a man who got hisself away twenty years ago.” He says, his eyes narrowing. “I be tellin ya when he show up again, but he escaped his grave when he shoulda filled it, and I don’t like doin wasted work.” He takes his rum up again. “I be sending ya help to do dis, too. Ya meet her later, I think. You’ll know who she is when ya meet her.” He grins. “I make sure of it. I make sure she know, too. You make your lovely maman lots o granbabbies, ya hear?” He laughs. “That’s all I got for you, boy.” He says, downing the rum in one move and setting the glass down. “Finish ya drink and go back to your side. I keep an eye on ya over heah, just like I promised ta do befoah ya was born.” He stands up suddenly, pulling his coat down and adjusting his top hat. “Now, I be goin downstairs. Finish ya drink. An one last ting. If ya be wantin to use my name, ya do it. Feel good when people respect it de way they supposed to.” And with that, he’s gone, leaving you alone in the parlor, with a quarter of a glass of the Baron’s rum. Shaking your head, you finish it in one swift movement, waking up as soon as the last of it burns it’s way into your stomach. The burn remains when you open your eyes, swimming back to consciousness just as your alarm starts going off. There’s already people talking in the squadron berth, though you’re not quite awake enough yet to make out who, though it sounds like Anastasia and Kim. Must be time to get up anyway. You pull the privacy curtain back to find the two of them in short PT shorts, the plain grey tshirts issued as PT shirts, and in running shoes. Anastasia looks up at you as you swing your feet clear of the rack and stand, stretching a bit as you do so. “Morning, Morgan.” She greets. “We’re about to go for our morning run, want to join us?”  Nah, food first, then you’ll do PT yourself.  Sure, might as well.  Cardio? Not unless you have to.
>>2274299>[x] Sure, might as well.They damn well better have eaten right before or will be eating right after, though.
>>2274299>[x] Sure, might as well. I love voodoo shit. Super underrated.
>>2274299> Sure, might as well.
>>2274299> Sure, might as well.Let's rock.
>>2274299>[X] Sure, might as well.
>>2274299> Sure, might as well.Ah geez, /more/ magic stuff? Poor Morgan can't get away even in his dreams. I'm inclined to pretend that didn't happen for now, in hopes of preserving our sanity. And who knows, maybe it really was just a dream. That would be an amusing bait and switch
>>2274299> Sure, might as well.>Temple: Either Nyx or Thanatos>Feasting Hall: Either Odin or Tyr.>“One, ya be giving me an mine lots a work. I don’t be mindin this. In fact, I be givin ya some help in it.” He grins. “More than we gave your daddy,>More than we gave your daddy>More than FrankGODDAMNIT
>>2274299>[x] Nah, food first, then you’ll do PT yourself. It's not good to drink on an empty stomach
>>2274299>[x] Sure, might as well.
>>2274299 Sure, might as well.
>>2274348We were terrified of the sparkly magics in 89 because of SWQ trauma.Strikes me maybe Morgan should own it, rather than skirting around it.
>>2274299>[x] Sure, might as well.>One, ya be giving me an mine lots a work.>De second thing ya be doin is ya be helpin a couple others kill a man who got hisself away twenty years ago.Let's roll
>>2274385I don't think Morgan's scared of it, just tired of it. It permeates every aspect of his life, despite the fact that he can't actually use it. He's surrounded by magic users, and he's constantly compared against someone that could use it.
One thing we should probably do is call home the first chance we get and pass along the warning to maman.
>>2274401I never said Morgan was scared of it.I said we, as readers were, back in '89 and that affected a few of our decisions.I am *all for* morgan embracing the spooky voodoo.
>>2274367>Feasting Hall: Either Odin or Tyr.>"Don't know why you choose Fenrir over a Raven there bud, thought we told you to stay away from that fucking wolf."
>>2274401I don't think he's tired of magic itself, more just the fact that every time he goes somewhere the witches try to dangle pretty girls in his face like fresh meat to try and get him interested. Plus he's got awkward teenagers all over him and he's noticeably more mature than many his age. So when/if he finds out what his actual power is it'll probably go over well.
>>2274299>[x] Sure, might as well. Well that was cool.
>>2274401That's a pretty apt description I think. Now I'm trying to think about '89 and who could have escaped the clutches of death that we need to put back in that grave.>>2274410Also a good description.
>>2274299>>[x] Sure, might as well.
>>2274299>[X] Sure, might as well. Other gods are stupid. The Baron is where all the real action's at.
>>2274476I do want to visit the other gods though
>>2274444>That's a pretty apt description I think. Now I'm trying to think about '89 and who could have escaped the clutches of death that we need to put back in that grave.Hm, one of the Vampire pilots?
>>2274487Did we ever confirm Volgin?
>>2274444Volgin is up in Montana when he's dead on paper, if he hasn't already died of old age.
>>2274367Close! very close.
>>2274476Nah, fuck you dude. Heimdall the fair is kin to me, so your talking about him are fighting words.
>>2274515Is it possible to see other gods?Also what is the title of Lilyas book?
>>2274299>[X] Sure, might as well.well then. that was different. I like it.
>>2274299>[x] Sure, might as well.Kill people, don't die. Business as usual.
Pretty sure BTW killing who needs killing isn't directly related to us in SW89, the Baron says "20 years ago" which would be '96, so it's something that happened in the interim years.
>>2274633WE MIGHT GET TO MURDER KENJIFUCK YEAH
>>2274633pretty sure Taoistdivision fucked up his math lol
>>2274633I think the Soviet civil war ended in '96 so it could related to that.
>>2274662>having to kill Solo WingNOPE.I don't care how good Morgan is, I don't care how sparkly his gnome-magic is, I do NOT want to try and take on a legend like Pixy.
So any guesses as to our Flaw, assuming we do indeed have powers like Frank?
>>2274681>>2274662>inb4 20 years later we face him in a Tag Team Battle with Cipher or 1v2.
>>2274686Sounds like its the same, use it too much at a time and it'll be us filling the grave
>>2274299>>[X] Sure, might as well.
>>2274299>[Z] Nah, food first, then you’ll do PT yourself.LET'S SEE WHO COMES OUT OF THE WOODWORK WHEN WE'RE ALONE AND UNCAFFINATED
Did the Baron just tell us to make a harem? I'm liking this god.
>>2274726Go read up on Samdei. He's...'Hedonist' isn't the right word, but I really wouldn't be taking marital advice from a god-person that REGULARLY CHEATS ON HIS GODDESS-WIFE.
>>2274731So he;s like Zeus? That's a bit of a shame. Still something to look into I guess, if the waifus are good.
>>2274726To quote Wikipedia briefly:>He is noted for disruption, obscenity, debauchery, and having a particular fondness for tobacco and rum. Additionally, he is the loa of resurrection, and in the latter capacity he is often called upon for healing by those near or approaching death, as it is the only Baron who can accept an individual into the realm of the dead.>Baron Samedi spends most of his time in the invisible realm of vodou spirits. He is notorious for his outrageous behavior, swearing continuously and making filthy jokes to the other spirits. He is married to another powerful spirit known as Maman Brigitte, but often chases after mortal women. He loves smoking and drinking and is rarely seen without a cigar in his mouth or a glass of rum in his bony fingers. Baron Samedi can usually be found at the crossroads between the worlds of the living and the dead. When someone dies, he digs their grave and greets their soul after they have been buried, leading them to the underworld.
>>2274750So, the debauchery of Zeus with the responsibilities of Hades? Hopefully we can talk to one of the others next time, maybe they'll be less... distasteful.
>>2274750>his wife is Maman BrigitteC'mon, don't tell me there's not something to read into THAT.
>>2274764I mean, she was a bayou witch named Brigitte, comparisons like that would be inevitable anyways.And I I'd read more into Brigitte calling Frank 'Baron Samedi'.
>>2274763Sounded to me like we just get him if we've been having the dreams for a while. >>2274764I mean, it could've happened in 89 but we chose otherwise. I doubt she's literally a representation of his wife though.
>>2274780I'm presuming she isn't, loa Brigitte is syncretic with St. Brigid who in turn is very similar to the celtic Goddess Brigid - and is noted as being rather irish looking; red hair and green eyes. This does not mesh with how Morgan's literal maman is depicted.
>>2274763>DistastefulI dunno, he sounds like a pretty fun guy to me.
>>2274804same, id chill with him. sounds like he'd have some interesting stories to tell
>>2274299> Sure, might as well.Only wankers shy away from cardio.Also>doing jobs for the Baron
>>2274299>[x] Sure, might as well. Fantastic update Ghost, really digging the stuff.
>>2274703>PT after food>Wanting to punch a ticket to the sickbay before we've even sortied
How does Morgan look like, anyway?>>2274763>distastefulI'd rather say carefree, funny, and cheerful, if a bit uncouth. A good-natured rascal, from what I understand.
>>2275297Tall, slim, wiry muscle, ambiguously brown skintone, and his maman's hair and eye colors.
>>2275297We've been through this. Basically this, but with shorter hair.
>>2275297>>2275345This sounds like a job for pixelfag. Could probably add in other characters as well.
>>2275370That would involve Pixelfag knowing it exists. Pretty sure he doesn't.
>>2275322>>2275345Alright, thanks.>We've been through thisWasn't there, didn't notice in the archive.
>>2275322I thought we had our dads eyes
>>2275855Frank is almost completely described physically.
>>2275877Or rather, he is almost completely /not/ described physically.
I find it impressive that a god judged Frank and only found him lacking in the number of children he has.
Ok guys, votes over! I gotta order dinner, and then get I'll get writing! Bit of news too, but I can get that out of the way in a bit!
>>2276186We must surpass our father in this aspect!
>>2276523Oh god no. The last thing Morgan wants is a harem
>>2276531I think he meant having only one wife....but also having way more kids.
>>2276543...Well, if witch aging prevention also keeps their bodies young under the surface...
>>2276555If we're going to keep shoving more loaves into that oven just to surpass Frank, expect most family photos to have her pregnant (unless she has a bunch of multiple births).
>>2276563One a year, on average, if he marries young...Good lord. Morgan's going to need a bionic pelvis.
>>2276543Or two. Honestly depends how interesting the waifus are and so far we only have the old vet Wendy.
>>2276686And our sisters as well but....incest is not Wincest despite the meme
>>2276686>>2276691WENDYAIFUSeriously, she's the best choice. If she'd shown up earlier in '89, I would have for sure waifu'd her then. She can clean, she cooks, and she's happy and joyful. And she's incredible at what she does.
Also, as if Wendy wasn't waifu enough by herself, wooing her is basically a giant middle finger to all the witchy politics who're after our gnomey seed.
>>2276704I rather not bet all my chips on one waifu so early.Merc commands quests does that too often.I rather see who turns up first and how they develop.But on the flip side, Wendy is best waifu so far
>>2276709>>2276711Domestically, romantically, and politically the most awesome choice!
>>2276718AGain i rather not go all in just yet.It’s still a bit early, though the first two aspects are within her field. Not sure politically
>>2276691Relationships with a 25 year age gap don't tend to work all that well in reality too
>>2276722Politically, as in a giant middle finger to witch politics as >>2276709said. Though to be fair, Jessica would also be something along those lines.
>>2276725True, but witch magic can mitigate it a bit.I still want a Christmas cake Wendy picture. Her current one looks a bit too young.>>2276731Eh, I guess? That depends what coven she is in. Since she is a witch
>>2276725Also it’s more like a 19-20 year age gapShe was like 17-19 during the war
>>2276741I think she's American Coven technically? I remember that her coming back with us after the war was a big deal to her since the English coven and the RAF were complete cunts to her because of who her granddad was.
>>2276761And we were born a little after the war 6-7 months.So Wendy is 17-19 years older then us
>>2276794Morgan is 24-25 now. If there was a 25 year old age gap Wendy will be in her 50s
>>2276794No he's ot.Wendy was 17-19 during the war.Morgan was born around six months later.Therefore, Wendy was somewhere around 18-20 when Morgan was born.Thus making her 18-20 years older than Morgan. Not 25.
>>2276808Yeah never mind I'm a fucking idiot, ignore that.
>>2276784>>2276794Fug. Alright, I'll bite.War ended in 1991. Let's assume for a second that we were born in 1992 just for simplicity and arguments sake. That makes us 23-24 right now depending on what month we were born, let's just say 24 for right now.Wendy was 17-19 in 1991, so let's just go youngest at 17. 1991-17=1974Now it's 2016 so 2016-1974=42.So Wendy is, at her youngest, 42 years old.Since we determined previously that we are 24, we have 42-24=18.There's an 18-20 year age gap between us.There. Fucking math.
>>2276820Yeah I fucked up, that's what I get for not thinking.
>>2276814>>2276820That is what I’ve been saying!
Personally, I'd think Wendy is too old to be a good waifu. Even assuming we put a kid into her right now, she'll still be 60 by the time the first kid leaves home. And we can't really put many more into her given her age.
>>2276817Don't worry about it, I made the same mistake earlier. 18-20 years is still an uncomfortably large gap, though assuming Wendy's the same as she was in '89 she's currently the best choice due to not being unfriendly or being related to us. Is incest a seriously valid (if extremely unorthodox) choice? Something like half the females we know are family.
Guys, hear me out now...Korean. Witches.
>>2276885Just because a loa wants you to have fifty kids doesn't mean it's actually a desirable thing to do, anon
>>2276886I think the biological ones best!And with them that’s Natalya and staysa is at best a 10 year difference
>>2276903The non biological ones At bestI meant adopted
>>2276886If we did go for her, we'd only see her a handful of times in quest, right? She lives near the Bishop ranch nowhere near the cost. The only time we'd have with her would be on leave.>>2276903>>2276905Natalya is already married I believe, but I don't think Staysa has ever even had a boyfriend (high standards maybe?). I think the girls were 11 or 12 at Crete, though I'm not certain.
>>2276897Now that you think about it, how many Witch IDOL GROUPS are out there?
>>2276915No no, Natalya is a crazy Russian superwitch that was basically next Gen Stalinka who fled the country post-war because some shit went down.LILYA is the other half of the not-twins that Fronk aggrodopted over Crete.
>>2276915Lilya is the one that's married, Natalya is single.
>>2276915NAtalya is single, Lilya is married
>>2276915>If we did go for her, we'd only see her a handful of times in quest, right? She lives near the Bishop ranch nowhere near the cost. The only time we'd have with her would be on leave.Waifu that doesn't have a front-and-center role in the quest would be a refreshing change of pace desu. Lets us focus on other things.
>>2276915>>2276924>>2276926>>2276934>>2276934Guys guys, there's Natalya, Stasya and Lilya. Stasya and Lilya are the two that we adopted after Crete. Stasya is currently serving as the CAG of the Saratoga and we just finished talking to her before bed. Lilya is married and lives else where. Natalya was one that Fronk adopted post-war.
>>2276900I only want my 2.5 kids and to settle down somewhere nice and quiet after the war. Gotta live that American Dream.
>>2276937I'd have to agree with this, although I don't want that to be our waifu.
[x] Sure, might as well. You shrug. “Sure.” You say, blinking away a second of lightheadedness. You’ll have to call your maman after your dream, you know- she’ll know, more than anyone, what to make of it. You know, of course, he told you of an impending war- Korea, no doubt, the situation on the peninsula is almost too volatile for there to not be one. With two USN CBGs due to be on station in the region- not to mention one of Japan’s Carrier divisions- the force build up is already well underway, too. You push the thoughts out of your head as you grab your running shoes and slip them on. If there’s a war, you’ll worry about it then, if you worry about it at all. While you’re more than happy to point out that you’re not your father, he did quite well for himself, everything considered, in the last global war. Anastasia and Kim are waiting for you by the hatch. “Ready?” Anastasia asks as you stand up, and you nod. “Then let’s go” She says, leading the way down the corridor to the hangar deck. Up here, the rocking of the ship in the waves is a bit more noticeable. Anastasia frowns and looks up, as if she can see through the metal above her to the sky. “Coming in a bit faster than I thought.” She says, half to herself, then shakes her head. “No flight today for sure.” “We’ll still be working though.” Kim says. “We can get the computer up today, then start getting the weapons online with it’s help.” “So how advanced is that computer, anyway?” Anastasia asks. “It’s just this side of self-aware.” Kim responds, stretching with one hand on the nose gear of a nearby Raven. “The only things more powerful than it is are some of the supercomputer clusters in Seattle and Atlanta.” “Wonder what it would be like to play games on that.” Anastasia wonders. Kim laughs at the question and just shakes her head. “Ready?” Anastasia asks. “We run along the outboard bulkheads of the hangar deck. They usually keep it clear, we’re not the only ones that do it. I try to do about thirty laps every morning. I’m not sure what that works out to, but it feels like plenty.” You nod. “You set the pace today.” She smiles. “You sure about that, bro?”  On second thought, Kim can set the pace.  Sure. No magic.  Just nod.
>>2276981 On second thought, Kim can set the pace.
>>2276981> Just nod.
>>2276981> On second thought, Kim can set the pace.
>>2276981> Sure. No magic.
>>2276981 Just nod.
>>2276981>[X] Just nod.Time to school some sparklies.
>>2276981> Just nod.We're not short of physical fitness, we got this.
>>2276981>[x] Sure. No magic.
>>2276981> Just nod.Attractive sister is attractive.
>>2277010pls don't waifu your sisters. Also: I do have to work tomorrow, but it's, at most, an 8 hour shift. I'm thinking of continuing this thread on through tomorrow, then doing like I've done before and using the last vote to set up the OP for next week on Sunday. Does that sound ok to you guys? I'm not sure if that'd be the new normal, but I do know I can basically assume I have Sunday off (as in, if they try to make Sunday mandatory, I'm quitting. I have enough problems with one day of rest a week, haha!)That said, the paycheck this week was nice, but man, if I don't have to work another 12 hour Saturday in civilian life, it'll be too damn soon.
>>2277055Not even Stasya or Natalya? Or is that more grey
>>2277055Stop throwing out such cute pictures for sisters who are only of the half variety and find more for our wingmates. But I won't seriously waifu the sister. Probably.
>>2276981>[x] On second thought, Kim can set the pace. >>2277055>>2277071Ghost probably wanted to limit our waifuing options by making half of the female cast our relatives. Little did he know...
>>2277055But Ghost, the sisters are the best.
>>2277055Sounds good, though the thread is only on page 3, dunno if we need a new one yet.>>2277071Figured as much, though>>2277080is right, you are baiting it.
>>2277080Eh, I do want to find someone for Stasya and Natalya though
>>2277055That's fine Ghost, whatever works for you.>pls don't waifu your sisters. Some Anons are gonna take that as a challenge now that ya said it.
>>2277091I do but only the adopted ones!
Also ghost will we see other deities?I’m interested in the Greek and vahalla
>>2277090Stasya and Natalya are their own people, we don't need to push anybody on them.
>>2277071So far the only friendly women we've come into contact with are are married or related to us, you can't really blame us. Wendy doesn't count, she hasn't shown up in thread yet.>>2277090Thank you.
>>2277119Second should be to>>2277105
>>2277119Jessie seems chill enough, she's just watching out for the squadron, or more like Kat and Becca, being the messenger and all.
>>2276981>[X] Just nod.
>>2277119>>2277123Eh true. I guess it more that I do want them to find someone.
>>2276981>[x] On second thought, Kim can set the pace. >>2277055It's your own fucking fault, you keep posting cute pictures of sistersAnd then also you reinforced it, don't look at me like you didn't know you were stirring up some shit, talking like some of the sisters be crushing on their big bro
>>2276981> Just nod.>>2277071I take that as a no?
>>2276981> Just nod.Actin and Myosin will curse our ancestors by the time we finish.Also>>2277055Flesh out the rest of the squadron, then!
>>2276981>[x] Just nod
>>2276981>[X] On second thought, Kim can set the pace.She's probably the least fit of the group.
>>2277210Hey man dont get mad at me that you have hot sisters!
can we hook up with death?
Wait a second.>Won’t be the same as your daddy’s war, but it be plenty enough for the world>Korea will be an utter mess, but not to the level of WW3>The world is still recovering from WW3>Putin suspects that the Martians might be planning something>Megalith is not entirely online, IIRCHow much do we want to bet?>>2278163Hey buddy, could you answer the question at >>2271543 ?
As a man who has a sister, I gotta agree with Ghost, here. Do not waifu the sisters, guys. Shit is all manner of Wrong.
>>2278553>>He is noted for disruption, obscenity, debauchery. >>He is notorious for his outrageous behavior, swearing continuously and making filthy jokes to the other spirits. often chases after mortal women.Well...
>>2278625I have to wonder if there's anyone that we know that catches his eye.
>>2278625Just because our patron god is debauched doesn't mean we should be.
>>2278659It helps though unless we will switch patrons
>>2279126>Switching patron deitiesNiggah are you high?
>>2279126This ain't DnD. In most lore there are CONSEQUENCES for leaving your patron deity. And in hoodoo that shit is DOUBLE-EXTRA SPOOPY. Think of it like a contract. And the loa are the kind of folk who will ruin every waking moment of the rest of your life and after for breaking it.
>>2279126I think its funnier if we act as 'straight man' for the Baron's debauchery antics. He might be amused too.
>>2279251How straight are we thinking considering he thought frank was a prude
Votes over! So, plan is, thread tomorrow using the votes from tonight's update as the OP. that'll mean an earlier cutoff, but that's not the bad news. We're on 12 hour shifts Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week. The good news is that's the Clayton plant, the bad news is... they're 12 hour shifts. I will *try* to update at 2000 EST those three nights, but I'm not going to make any promises. I learned my lesson about that last time.
>>2279491So we are doing a one update tonight?Or a small session?
>>2279690Maybe two or three updates, I'll run late. gonna run over to walmart or something for a couple rockstars in a bit.
Apologies on the delay on this one guys, something came up that needed my attention. Sorted now though, we should be good. +++ Just nod. You nod, propping your toes up to pull out your calf muscles a bit. Ana shrugs, and with a muted pop, her familiar appears. Kim’s follows a second later, and the two of them start off around the track, Ana leading. She sets what she must think is a fairly punishing pace- though she’s never gone on a run with your mother. Or away from her, for that. You only made that mistake once in your teenage years. Still, after about the Hundredth lap around the hangar, you do start to feel it a bit- neither of the witches even looks like they’re warmed up yet. You see Ana smirk some as she looks back to check on you- you’re keeping pace easily enough, but another hundred laps or so and it’s going to be hard to still keep pace. Fortunately, She stops after about twenty more, having done four times her ‘usual’ run. She doesn’t look winded, but she’s at least sweating, and you’re fighting to keep your breathing normal. You pull it off with some effort, detecting a faint hint of disappointment on her face, and a similarly faint look of admiration on Kim’s. “Not bad, big bro. Not bad.” She says, as you do your cooldown laps. Aircraft maintainers are starting to enter the bay from their own places around the ship- none of them shoots you so much as a second glance, so this kind of thing must be pretty common. “We can go get morning chow in a few minutes, they’ll get the lines open.” “Probably want to shower, first, though.” Kim points out. “Then we can go eat and get working on the plane.” “Or we could eat, and then see if we can get cleared for a flight before weather socks in ops. Should have a few clear hours.” Kim looks dubious at the plan. “It’d make getting the computer up faster, and probably let me tweak it better initially since we’d have the in flight data available right away, but it’d make it harder to do since we wouldn’t have the chief’s support or the carts.” She says. “I could do it, but I’m not sure it’s a good idea, Morgan.” Anastasia looks at you. “Well, what do you think?”  We’ll play it safe and do the startup aboard ship.  We’ll do it in flight if we can get clearance.
>>2280285> We’ll play it safe and do the startup aboard ship.
>>2280285 We’ll play it safe and do the startup aboard ship.
>>2280285>[x] We’ll play it safe and do the startup aboard ship.Do it the right way
>>2280285> We’ll play it safe and do the startup aboard ship.remind me what Kim's familiar is?
>>2280285>[x] We’ll play it safe and do the startup aboard ship.Once and right.
Anon why is she licking the pilot stick?
>>2280285>>[x] We’ll play it safe and do the startup aboard ship.>>2280334she spilled some ice cream on it and is making it squeaky clean
>>2280285>[X] We’ll play it safe and do the startup aboard ship.
>>2280285>[x] We’ll play it safe and do the startup aboard ship.Tech says don't do it, you don't do it.
>>2280285>[X] We’ll play it safe and do the startup aboard ship.Let's not get ourselves killed right after we transferred here.
>>2280285>[X] We’ll play it safe and do the startup aboard shipNo need for unnecessary risks.
>>2280285> We’ll do it in flight if we can get clearance.
>>2280285> We’ll play it safe and do the startup aboard ship.So did Kim actually kept up with us, shouldn't we be impressed?
>>2280807Kim popped her familiar, same as Anna. It's not particularly impressive with magic.
>>2280826I kind of expected Kim's magic to be slightly weaker compared to Ana.
[x] We’ll play it safe and do the startup aboard ship. “We’ll do it aboard ship.” You say, casting a glance out of the openings in the sides of the hangar, at the red clouds filling the horizon. Kim nods happily as Anastasia shrugs. “Let’s go shower and eat then, and I can go find the chief and we can get started.” She offers, getting another nod from you. The rest of the squadron is already up as you arrive back in the berth, though thankfully the shower is open and no one wants to seem to talk much. Kat greets you with a nod, while Becc gives you little more than a glance before she and Jessie step out of the bay. You shower first, dressing in an OD flight suit. While it’s not standard wear for a Fenrir pilot- your actual flight suit is a self-contained, pressurized, armored thing that stays exclusively in the life support shop when you’re not wearing it. It’s designed to permit you to eject in the uppermost reaches of the atmosphere should the need arise- but it’s never been needed by any Fenrir crew before. Breakfast is fairly quick- Kim doesn’t talk much and is clearly in a hurry to get back in the jet. She practically sprints her way to the life support shop ahead of you, acquiring her flight suit and helmet. While you don’t need anything other than your helmet if you’re staying on the ship, the Systems operator always requires hers. She emerges a few minutes later, clad in the form-fitting, long sleeved leotard, her helmet bag in her hand and gloves already on. You turn in place and lead the way out, her footfalls muted by the slippers she’s wearing- Systems operators can’t really wear anything on their feet or legs in the Fenrir. It’s why their entire armored pod ejects in case of an emergency- they can’t wear a pressure suit like you do. The chief already has the support carts set up as you approach. “Morning, sir.” He says, a cup of coffee in his hand. “Computers today?” You nod. 1/2
“Alright, then.” He says. “We’re all set up down here, just hop up and plug in. Call down when you’re ready. We’re already hooked to ship’s power, so you can run whatever you need to up there.” You start up the ladder right behind Kim, who cuts to the right as soon as she’s up, carefully climbing down into her armored workspace. The hatch doesn’t seal behind her, and you can hear the sounds of her throwing the few manual controls she needs to to start up the interface before it all goes hands free. You sit down inside the front office and pull your helmet on, careful to cinch down the straps correctly before adjusting your head and finding the cable sheaf with your right hand, craning it around to hook it into the back of your flight helmet. While the helmet itself has the jacks for your implants, the odd feeling in your head never really starts till the links are plugged in like they are now. You shake the thought free and reach over to activate the VDNI. “Hey Morgan.” Kim’s voice is in your head almost the instant you do. “I’ve started it up, it’s running first time checks and diagnostics. What do you think we should name it?” “Name it?” You ask- she giggles at the question. “All Fenrirs have a name assigned to their combat computer on startup. What should we name ours?” Write in!
And that's it for the night, and the thread! I'll see you guys tomorrow with the kickoff for the new week, and might stick around a bit then to field some questions. Right now, though, bed is really calling my name, haha!Hope you guys enjoyed this week, and no I promise I'm not ignoring the question about Santa. As always guys, take care and till tomorrow, cheers!
>>2280938Something short and sweet. Go with "Lobo" evokes the wolf feel and has a strong legend behind it.
>>2280938Papa Legba>Papa Legba is a loa in Haitian Vodou, who serves as the intermediary between the loa and humanity. He stands at a spiritual crossroads and gives (or denies) permission to speak with the spirits of Guinee, and is believed to speak all human languages.
>>2280938Ooh actually I like >>2280991 a lot better than mine seconding this.
>>2280991supporting this, if not just because Morgan's background.
>>2280938>>2280991This. I'd like a good background-related name, and that's as good as any other. Sidenote, we gonna use the Baron's name like he suggested?
>>2280938Garmr or GarmOr this >>2280991 It does seem odd to name our bird after a Loa while also being told by another Loa to use his name, though I suppose since the Fenrir is damn near sentient it's a little less so.>>2280940Good run as always Ghost
>>2281082I figure that the Baron mentioned us specifically using his name. > An one last ting. If ya be wantin to use my name, ya do it. Feel good when people respect it de way they supposed to.He wants us to call ourselves that, since he's going to > I be givin ya some help in it.” He grins. “More than we gave your daddyLet us do even more insane shit than Frank, in a more insane plane. Also,> I keep an eye on ya over heah, just like I promised ta do befoah ya was born.Indicates a pretty close bond between our mother, the Baron, and us. So my guess is the baron wants us, as a person, to use his name. Not just give it to an almost-sentient computer that won't give him any fame/renown/respect
>>2281094Yes I get that, it just seems odd to be called Samedi while riding in something named after another Loa. Like if Odin rode a horse name Thor or Zeus riding one named Hades
>>2281082>It does seem odd to name our bird after a Loa while also being told by another Loa to use his name, though I suppose since the Fenrir is damn near sentient it's a little less so.See, that's not quite correct. He wants US to take the mantle upon ourselves. Our plane is different. It is a near-AI, and our means of communication with the outside world. The translation of our supernatural efforts unto others. Papa Legba is the perfect analogue.
>>2281116I suppose, probably would make sense if I wasn't half asleep.
>>2281113Sure, but I think the fact that our almost-AI computer that translates our thoughts into actions via direct spinal implants is named after a loa that acts as an intermediary, giving permission to speak to spirits is some real cool symbolism.As for us riding in something named after a peer, well I think the Baron would find that funny. And it's almost less riding in and more riding with in my mind. Like a 2.75 man crew.
>>2280938I'll go with >>2280991
>>2280991the concept is neat but fuck does that name sound fucking stupid
>>2280935Gonna go with >>2280991 as well.
>>2280938>>2280991I'm ok with this provided that it's Legba and not Papa Legba. It's the Papa that takes it from cool to stupid.
>>2280938>[X] Little/ Samedi /JuniorEither/or
>>2281590Legba sounds equally stupid.
The Baron's favorite drink is rum, yeah? How about something like Rumrunner?
>>2281755that actually sounds half decent
>>2280938Vánagandr? 'Fenrir' is Norse, after all.
>>2281749>naming a Fenrir's near sentient computer after one of Fenrir's parents
>>2280938 Rougarou (alternatively spelled as roux-ga-roux, rugaroo, or rugaru) is a legendary creature in Laurentian French communities linked to European notions of the werewolf.Although, I'm fine with taking the dream/vision's advice too Baron Samedi
Ok guys, writing now. Should have guessed 'express checkout' really meant 'bring tagless items and hold up the line for fifteen minutes about it.People, man. Haha!
New thread here guys!>>2282922