Let's see, news. Next week's run is kind in the air- long story about that, it depends entirely on how I feel after the weekend. Short story long, I'm having my dog put to sleep on Thursday, and anticipate feeling like shit. Not fishing for sympathy, just warning y'all. Still working on the writer's pack, it's up to five pages solid and growing, with another couple files. Trying to edit out a lot of the overall plot notes and leave the stuff I figure people would want. worst case there, I'll say just come yell at me in IRC. Archives are here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20witches%201989and the pastebin primer is here: http://pastebin.com/zFxWNup1The primer works pretty well as a jumping in point if you don't want to archive binge. If you just wanna jump in, just ask, either I or someone else will help ya out with what's going on. Anyway, that's it for news. ++You can't help but wonder why it is that every doctor in the history of ever keeps their exam rooms so damned cold. The Coast Guard bird landed at their LAX station- the pilots flying low over the buildings of the airport, trying to not interrupt the Civilian flight pattern. You were both there long enough just for their medics to make sure Katya wasn't going to bleed to death- there had been some worry that a bone fragment had nicked her femoral, but after waking up- and taking enough painkillers to shut down several small mammals- she seemed well enough for the flight to the naval hospital at Pendleton. You were sent along- you hardly even bothered protesting. While you do honestly feel fine- if sore- it's standard. You're lucky and you know it, though. Most people are out of the air for weeks, if not months following an ejection, and that's just on medical. No doubt they’ll be a board of inquiry on this one, and they may ground you for a good, long time while that's going on... maybe strip you of your flight status completely. 1/2
You can't help but feel that it would kill you if they did. It'd definitely kill your desire to stay with the navy, witches or no. A few X-rays later, and you're pretty sure you're going to glow green in the dark, but the doc says you're fine- improbably so. Other than the colossal bruise on your ass, you've basically gotten out without a scratch. Now, after talking with him, and rejoicing in the fact that he wasn't going to recommend you be removed from flight status on medical grounds, you sit on in the cold ass exam room, your flight suit open to your waist and your gear laying in a small pile on a chair. Outside, you can clearly hear Nixon and Ice talking with the doc- probably best to brace yourself now, you think. The door creaks open and Merlin flies in, planting herself squarely just below your ribcage. “Frank!” She exclaims, her voice cracking. “T-They told us what h-happened and I was afraid you... afraid you-”She buries her face in your chest, crying. You kind of muse that when she's done, your undershirt is going to be even less effective dealing with the cold, soaked through with tears as it's liable to end up. Ice steps inside the door, stepping to one side as Nixon walks in, closing the door behind him. He regards you briefly before sighing. “Well, son, you're the luckiest driver I think I've ever known. We've got a crew flying out now to look at that wreckage, but it sounds like it's spread all over the end of the field on San Clemente and out in the water off the end of the runway. What happened up there?” “Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me.” “Lieutenant Mitchell did a high speed pass on us, might have knocked something loose.” “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”
>>26194901> “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”>and they may ground you for a good, long time while that's going on... maybe strip you of your flight status completely.We probably deserve that.
>>26194922[X] “Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me.”
>>26194922>[X] “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”
>>26194922>[x] “Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me.”I still think someone fucked with the cat
>>26194922>[x] “Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me.”Maybe we should include that the damage board took a minute to catch up with the damage that we were feeling and that Goose saw.
>>26194922>[x] “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”"Specifically the engine Sir. Have a feeling its what would have happen if Merlin didn't sparkle the engines on the Wyvern."Lets think with our fucking brain this thread, ok?
>>26194922[x] “Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me.”
>>26194901 “Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me.” “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”
>>26194922>[x] “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”That and our gut feeling warned us.
>>26194922> “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”maybe add that that wasnt the fact that it went this bad, hydraulics are a bitchalso>I'll say just come yell at me in IRCimplying i aint banned from rizon because faggot ircop
>>26194922>[X] "Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me."Don't blame Patty. Probably just because it's a reserve airframe.
>>26194922> “Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me.”
>>26194972I am going with this it
>>26194972Yes, the person that fucked with the cat was Fronk! He pushed it too far like he does, cept Merlin is there all the fuckin time!
>>26194922[x] “Lieutenant Mitchell did a high speed pass on us, might have caused a flameout[x] “Though I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”
>>26195028some of us think a spy or someone who wants us dead fucked with the cat
>>26194922> "Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me."I don't think it was sabotage, Mav doesn't need that after her gramma died, and yeah, we probably shouldn't have gone into the dogfight, but trusting a plane to do what it's built to do kinda makes sense.
>>26194922> “Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me.”> “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”Both of these. Also, I know that feel about the dog. Mine's probably going to have to be put down in the next month or so as well...
 “Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me.” “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”
>>26195069You got any evidence to back that up?
>>26195108Evidence? when you're going full shadowrun you don't NEED evidence
>>26194922[x] "Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me."Never admit fault first thing, especially when neither you nor anyone else knows where the fault lies.
god damn it lets not turn this in to the kitty all over again!>>26195108the wreckage will tell us also quit trying to start shit
>>26195148Uh-huh. Moving right along.
>>26195148Too many shadowruns
>>26194922[x] “Lieutenant Mitchell did a high speed pass on us, might have knocked something loose.”[x] “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”Don't shy away from our part, but don't leave out Maverick's either.
>>26194922> “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”
>>26195150This sounds like a good way to take things.[x] "Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me."
>>26194922> “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”Gotta wonder what Mav is feeling for her part in this.
>>26194922> “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”> “Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me.”
>>26195163It's not the kitty all over again, cause this time there was a good choice and a bad choice, with the kitty it was the lesser of evil.>>26195148Right, cause we totally didn't know that there was a possibility of pushing the plane.
>>26194922> “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”We fucked up people, sabotaged or not, we willingly went along with it.
>>26195220>>26195172That sounds like COMMUNIST logic to me! You're out to get the MC killed as part of your conspiracy to get quests banned from all subreddits altogether!
>>26195220who the fuck makes doors out of cardboard
>>26195174>>26195049Wow, trying to push the blame off on Maverick. Real fucking troopers, you guys are.
>>26195284again the wreckage will tell us what caused the crash. It could be ANYTHING
>>26194922>[x] “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”
>>26195269Get out of here McCarthy!
>>26195288I fucking love this picture
>>26195284Acknowledging her part is "pushing the blame off" on her? It takes two to tango, bud. We went along with it, but she was the one who flew up to a training flight in a decrepit bird and said "Hey, let's fight", not to mention possibly causing the flameout.
>>26195355>Implying Fronk would let flak be rerouted to one of his WitchesIn all seriousness, this is true, but in-character Frank would take all the fallout.
>>26195288>>26195344"Some say He wears pants when flying strikers and that he is actually a male. All we know is, he's called The Stig!">>26195355So we don't know the word "No"?
>>26195355How was she supposed to know the status of the bird? This is all on us.
>>26195406>>26195393It's still irresponsible. Just because we feel bad doesn't excuse her own part in it, ESPECIALLY her high-speed pass. She essentially did to us what Iceman did to Maverick in Top Gun, and as such, shouldn't just get a free pass because she's a witch.
>>26195435Shit he's right! this must not slide!
>>26194922>[X] “Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me.”There was a lot of hints that the Cat wasn't performing like it should even if Frank is used to piloting the Wyvern
>>26195435She's probably going to tear into herself anyway espcially since goose saw too. Don't be fucking leandros you shitler.
>>26195435She did that because we were in the middle of a simulated dogfight, which WE agreed to.
I say everyone is at fault but I agree with >>26195309 lets see what they can turn up first before we point fingers
>>26195435Except you miss the part where Ghost has repeatedly stated a Witch displaces nowhere near as much air as a Tomcat's engines do. Also WE initiated both high speed passes.
>>26195461>>26195506So what? What part of "Don't Excuse Her Part In It" is so hard to understand? It's not "SHE DID IT, IT'S ALL HER FAULT". It took both of their actions to cause the situation.
>>26194922>[x] “I probably pushed the cat a bit hard, sir.”It's almost as if we ignored every bastion of common sense and instinct in our (significant) contribution to this fiasco.
>>26195606I know, right?
[x] “Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me.”also [x] "Why weren't there witches catching us?"
>>26195647>Why weren't there witches catching uswat
>>26195647Catching us? We ejected after we felt the wheel give out...basically on the ground
>>26195669Yes and there was a radioed heads up before landing. Enough time for a scramble.
>>26195669Also wasn't it said that we has witches flying with us all the way?
[x] “Don't know, sir. Felt like the bird just quit on me.”You shake your head. “I don't know sir. Honestly, I've never even heard of a cat acting like that. It felt like it just... quit on me.” you shrug. “You know how sometimes you can tell planes want to fly? It felt like this one didn't.”Nixon nods. “I know the feeling very well, son, but I can't tell a board of inquiry that.” You shrug. “Honestly, sir, I've got nothing else. My board didn't even tell me what was going on until after Goose gave us a visual, and it's not like I was really pushing the aircraft that hard- just a couple of yo-yos, that was it. I was thinking sabotage, but they'd have to hit practically every reserve bird on base, and even then there's no guarantee I'd be flying a cat.”“And Lieutenant Mitchell's high speed pass?” He prompts. You shake your head again. “Sir, if that did anything, then they need to decertify the entire reserve fleet. You're telling me a supersonic jet can't handle a supersonic shockwave?”Ice speaks up- the first time she's done so. “It was still reckless and irresponsible, and I'll be talking with her.” She says. 1/2
>>26195689...we chose not to eject earlier. If we had (no comment on whether or not it was the "right" decision) then maybe we could be worrying about this
>>26195689That's not the problem. The problem is the witches would've had to be fucking on top of us to catch us before we get the ground, needlessly endangering themselves.
Nixon sighs again. “Alright, son. Let's assume the salvage team is going to find it was an unrelated mechanical failure. What happened after the engine flamed out?”“I thought I could still save the bird, sir.” You say, sadly. “We only punched out when I felt the right side start to dip, when it started that roll. If it hadn't done that, we'd still have the plane, not a wreck.”Nixon and Ice look at each other, and even Merlin stiffens somewhat. “Son...” Nixon says, hesitantly, looking back at you. “Son, both of the witches and the coast guard crew say you punched out as the bird was still skidding sideways, a couple of seconds before it started to roll.” “They must be mistaken, sir. We only ejected when it started the roll.” “Are they saying I didn't do everything in my power to save that aircraft?” “To be honest, sir, I may have the timing wrong. But it was either die with the bird or eject.” Other! (write in)
>>26195606The Cat was behaving funny but we were just putting that up to us not having flown that plane in awhile. It seems to me that it is implied that we were given a plane meant to fail or one that had serious problems with it. We should wait till analysis of the wreckage before we fully conclude that we over flew the plane, doubly so since Frank seemed pretty relaxed and was just putting the planes through the motions and not doing anything really crazy.
>>26195708Endangering themselves? By simply catching us after we've cleared the aircraft and our seats?MY GOD you're more paranoid than a Shadowrunner.
>>26195715> “They must be mistaken, sir. We only ejected when it started the roll.”
>>26195715>[x] “They must be mistaken, sir. We only ejected when it started the roll.”
>>26195715RETCON. Clusterfuck inbound.
>>26195715>you punched out as the bird was still skidding sideways, a couple of seconds before it started to roll.uhh, is there some signifigance that I'm missing here?
>>26195715> Other! (write in)Say nothing...Thousand yard stare. After a few moments, "Oh Fuck... Sir"
>>26195735Yes, the flying shrapnel and debris from our exploding plane caused no danger to them.
>>26195715>[x] “They must be mistaken, sir. We only ejected when it started the roll.”>[x] “Are they saying I didn't do everything in my power to save that aircraft?”Uh-oh. Fronk's stress is getting to him!
>>26195771Plane didn't explode. It's front wheel gave out and it skidded.
>>26195715 “To be honest, sir, I may have the timing wrong. But it was either die with the bird or eject.”
>>26195715>[x] Other!"That's impossible, sir. I did everything I could to save the bird. When I felt her going, we punched out. Not before." *snort, laugh, whatever* "Unless I can see the future, I guess I just felt it before they saw it."
>>26195762Psst, we're a mech gnome.PS: You're retarded
>>26195715[x] “Are they saying I didn't do everything in my power to save that aircraft?”Our reputation is being slandered by Puddle Puppies. This shall not stand!
>>26195763Other than Fronkstress(tm) getting to him I'm wondering this as well>>26195715>Sir, I might have the timing of events wrong, but I'm pretty sure that I didn't pull the eject switch until right before we started to roll...
>>26195799Scratch mine. I like this. All-in-one gravy goodness.
>>26195799I like this my vote is going here
>>26195792It rolled, which would throw debris, which was my point. I wasn't clear, will accept that.
>>26195777Could it have been Gnome powers?
>>26195765here, switching to this >>26195799
>>26195799Lets do it.
>>26195799This is really not the time to be fucking laughing.
>>26195823And again we would have been high enough on popping out and the wreck moving far away enough to allow a pickup.There is a clusterfuck here the QM is patching with a retcon. It's plain as day.
>>26195824Stress + Fronk = Gnome!Just like Young. ;_;7
>>26195715> “They must be mistaken, sir. We only ejected when it started the roll.”I'm slightly confused by the context of this, but whatever.
>>26195846You're totally missing the Gnome powers son. And there's not gonna be a retcon.
>>26195799I'll go with Bit.
>>26195846Fucking hell dude. Did you not read Strike Witches? Gnomes.
>>26195876I think the implication is that we still could have recovered from a skid, and that we ejected prematurely.
>>26195846You haven't been here long... it's called Gnome powers.>>26195872Just need some alcohol and we are all set!
>>26195846...oooooorrrrr, we could have a form of precognition. Which is something established in-canon as possible.
>>26195715> “They must be mistaken, sir. We only ejected when it started the roll.”Let's joke about the fiasco that could cost us our wings and gotten a friend seriously injured, totally.
>>26195715[x] “To be honest, sir, I may have the timing wrong. But it was either die with the bird or eject.”
>>26195715[x] Other! (write in)"Expect me to remember each and every miniscule moment of a crisis when a life or death decision had to be made, sir?"
>>26195799Supporting>CAPTCHA: ceslees betraysNot until it is proven.
>>26195916This really isn't the fucking time to give lip to the one senior officer that is trying to save our goddamn ass.
>>26195898>Recovering from a no-nosewheel skid>with no hydraulics>in a glide-landing TomcatIt's not impossible, but I'd guess it's very very very difficult. If anything I think we might've gnome'd out or the stress has gotten to Fronk
>>26195715> “They must be mistaken, sir. We only ejected when it started the roll.”Not too keen on 8bit's writein, for reasons already stated.
>>26195799good enough for me
>>26195799I'll put my two-cents in for this reply. It did seem like a bit of precog.
>>26195799going with this
>>26195715> “They must be mistaken, sir. We only ejected when it started the roll.”Might have been precog, but joking about it isn't the way to go.
>>26195799I like it, lets do it.>>26195961Even though canon shows Gnomes have precog?
You know we're metagaming the fuck out of this, right?
>>26196010Not the guy you're responding to, but it seems a bit...snooty I guess. Backtalking the guy who's trying to protect your ass from the inevitable board of inquiry isn't smart. Even if it isn't backtalk, it sounds pretty damn flippant
>>26195961gnomes are kinda kinda like newtypes
>>26196010>Even though canon shows Gnomes have precog?More that I think laughing and shit is wildly inappropriate for our current situation.
>>26196010I think that's WHY some people aren't happy with that write-in. Me included.>[x] “They must be mistaken, sir. We only ejected when it started the roll.”
>>26195715 “They must be mistaken, sir. We only ejected when it started the roll.”
>>26196018Frank knows he is/possably a Gnome, the extension of the unexplained. >>26196026Backtalking is this >>26195916>>26196035>>26196026Fine, lets say it dead fuckin', serious.>>26196053You are a moron.
>>26195799Best possible answer.>>26196098You're late to the party much?
>>26196082I corrected myself somewhat on my backtalk claim. I just think that cracking a joke about being able to see the future, regardless of it being Gnomecanon or not, or Frank knowing of said abilities, is is underestimating the seriousness of the situation
>>26196111I think >>26196098 was just admiring the pic.
>>26195715> “They must be mistaken, sir. We only ejected when it started the roll.”Cracking a joke is inappropriate, and seriously suggesting we can see into the future regardless of canon is outlandish.
>>26196134Ever hear about people laughing at funerals? Or how some crack jokes in the face of death? I'm taking it like that. It's just how people react at certain times.
>>26196152>OutlandishWitches. Sparkling. Flying.
>>26196179And doing it to a 4-star admiral's face is still a stupid thing to do.Laughing about destroying a multi-million dollar aircraft tends to piss them off.
>>26196201And we're none of the three.
>>26196214>Sparkling>Sparkling>SparklingNot Gnome?>Flying.We fly in airplanes.
>>26196201That's not outlandish in this universe. Admittedly, there are canon examples of limited precog gnomes, but I don't know if Frank knows of these.>>26196209Pretty much this. We can cope however we want, but making light of the situation to the guy trying to cover our ass is not the correct way to go about things.
>>26196201Which we have zero fucking evidence we even have, only one person was known to have precog, and she was a fullblown witch.Gnoming is even more of an inexact science than witchery, this is nothing more than an educated guess at best.
>>26196241One could argue that Sean's Gnomotype had some sort of precog stuff going on
>>26196260It was, the whole Celtic outrider thing, I think.
>>26196260We don't know if Frank even knows Sean exists, much less what specific kind of Gnome powers he had.
>>26196260 well he saw a attack coming, we saw a crash coming. closeenough.jpeg
So much Metagaming here...
>>26196345>Frank has demonstrated doing things in a fighter that are practically impossible>"HURR METAGAMING">mfw
>>26196345Uh, dude? What part of the preffered vote or write-in says anything like "I think I'm a gnome."
>>26196345get the fuck out
>>26196378>>26196389>>26196399Ever thought we are just lucky/good and a bit crazy to begin with?
[x] “They must be mistaken, sir. We only ejected when it started the roll.”You shake your head. “Sir, they must be mistaken. We only ejected when it started that roll.”“Frank...” Ice says. “What did your instruments say? What about the horizon?”You frown, trying to remember. “I can't remember. It was all pretty fast.”Nixon sighs. “Look, son. If this were coming from anyone else, I'd accuse them of ejecting when they screwed up and things got too hot for them. Coming from you, though, and after hearing what these girls have said about you...”Ice grimaces. “Sir, I'm not letting those cloak and dagger freaks get hold of my pilot.”Nixon laughs, looking over at Ice. “I hardly think the brotherhood is cloak and dagger freaks, but he's certainly your pilot.” He turns to you. “Listen son, I only came here to see how you were doing and get your side of things.” “We,” he indicates himself. “Can't touch you. Old deal with the witches- if we stick a pilot in with them, he's got most of the same privileges as one of them. Part of that is we can't ground you- only your commander can. What we can do is bar you from all aircraft that don't belong to your squadron. That's already been done, sorry son.” You sigh, suddenly saddened. Yeah, you'd outgrown tomcats, but they're still your first jet, damnit. Still, you put a half-smile on. “Sounds like a good deal for the pilot.” You say. “And I want two things out of you,” he continues, ignoring you for a second. He holds up two fingers. “First, I want you to tell me you understand that multimillion fighter aircraft aren't your personal toys. Second, I want your word that You'll never do something like that again.” “Yes, sir. I understand that jets aren't my personal toys and I'll never do something like that again.”  “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”
>>26196644> “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”This shit never should've happened in the first place.
>>26196644> “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”
>>26196644[x] “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”Depreciation will save you from a Catch 22?!? Goddamn, hanging with Strike Witches has it's privileges!
>>26196644>[x] “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”"It was my call, and I was being childish. On my honor it won't happen again, sir."
>>26196644>[x] “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”"But, brotherhood? I'm pushing a bit, right Sir?"
>>26196644> “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”Ice is going to be PISSED
>>26196644[X] “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”
 “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”
>>26196644> "Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask."
>>26196644[x] “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”
>>26196644>[x] “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”We'll be playfighting with Maverick again within a month, and there's not a damn thing he can do to stop us.
>>26196880Well, if we're going to be doing it we'll be doing it in our own aircraft, which hopefully won't fall apart on us...as fast
>>26196644 “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”Frank and Mav are in some deep shit with Ice now.
>>26196880That better be a joke, next time we'll have Merlin to hold things together.>>26196917Deeper than deep.
>>26196913That just gave me the idea. Lets see if we can get Merlin to talk to the fighter wreck, if she can, and see if she can figure out why it failed. If this would be too much for her, considering she didn't want to talk to the fighters at that graveyard, we can drop it.
>>26194901Hey, Ghost, real quick here, you mind shooting me a E-Mail? I was thinking of at some point starting a SW quest in 2013, with a squad of Coast Guard witches. Someone recommended I should talk to you about certain plot things... things about WWIII and stuff?Email in Tag.
>>26196981That's essentially asking a dog whisperer to see if a dog's corpse knows why it died.
>>26196981>That just gave me the idea. Lets see if we can get Merlin to talk to the fighter wreck, if she can, and see if she can figure out why it failed. If this would be too much for her, considering she didn't want to talk to the fighters at that graveyard, we can drop it.You sir... That is worth looking into
>>26196981I doubt they'll allow her near it. This is the mechanics' territory now
>>26196981CSI: Strike Witches?YEAAAAAAAAH!
>>26196981That's actually a good idea....IF the mechanics and investigators will allow her to do that.
>>26197040>>26197069Well she is a witch they let them do tons of shit that they wouldn't normally let fly.
>>26197069They should if the Mechanics are stumped, or someone is smooth enough to convince them to let Merlin Sherlock the F-14's corpse.
>>26197092>>26197108Yea, but she's a witch in our unit who happens to be her RIO. They'd probably suspect her of being a teensy bit biased...
>>26197033She said she was capable of talking to those fighter hulks in Alaska which some of them are in if not as bad of shape as that Cat, pretty close.
>>26197120Well, never hurts to try. At the very least it would give US information.
>>26197120Is there any other witch that can do it? If not its something.
>>26197129Also if played right, Merlin can point out anything suspicious that can be looked at by the mechanics.Let the mechanics sort it out, Merlin just had to make them look.
[x] “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”You grimace, aware of what Nixon's doing for you. “Of course, sir. I'm sorry you had to ask.”He waves that off. “Son, I was your age once too. Things are just different when an airplane costs several million dollars instead of a couple hundred thousand. Just make sure it doesn't happen again, got it?” You nod. “Yes sir.”He sighs and grins. “Well son, I'm glad you're both ok. Miss Litvyak just got her cast fitted.” He chuckles. “Ya know, witches are a funny bunch. She turned the most amazing color of red when they cut her flight suit off her leg.” He grins again. “Nice leg, at that.” he chuckles. “Alright, son. I need to go back to the office and handle this board. Commander, make sure our boy here gets some rest. I'll give you a yell if the brotherhood plans to pay him a visit.”Ice nods. “Will do, sir.”She moves in front of the door as he leaves, closing it behind him. “Frank, what the hell were you thinking!?” She yells, causing you to wince and stick a pinky in your ear.  “Boss, it wasn't anything we haven't done before! Hell, Mav and I used to do that kind of stuff all the time!” “No excuse, ma'am.”
>>26196644>[x] “Yes, sir. I understand that jets aren't my personal toys and I'll never do something like that again.”[x] Write it down on a note so you don't forget.I hope Katya's not doing too badly. It'd be terrible for her to be grounded due to stupidity from her own fans.
>>26197263>[x] “No excuse, ma'am.”might as well admit it as it was a stupid thing.
>>26197263>[x] “Boss, it wasn't anything we haven't done before! Hell, Mav and I used to do that kind of stuff all the time!”She didn't have that much of a problem with it BEFORE...
>>26197263> “No excuse, ma'am...but, what is this brotherhood thing?"
>>26197263[x] “Boss, it wasn't anything we haven't done before! Hell, Mav and I used to do that kind of stuff all the time!”
>>26197263> "No excuse, ma'am."Overestimated the plane, forgot we didn't have Merlin.
>>26197263> “No excuse, ma'am.”Because it was stupid. Maybe some of you will learn from this. I know you won't.
>>26197263>[x] “No excuse, ma'am.”"Stupidest thing I've done in sometime if not ever.">>26197327No they won't.
>>26197263>[x] “No excuse, ma'am.”
>>26197263> “No excuse, ma'am.”
>>26197311except he usually did it in A) an tip top shape plane B) a proven RIO
>>26197263>[x] “Boss, it wasn't anything we haven't done before! Hell, Mav and I used to do that kind of stuff all the time!”Just because I want to open up that damn line where you bugger shyed from pointing out her daddy problem.
>>26197263>[X] “No excuse, ma'am.”The instant we felt that the plane wasn't behaving like it should we should have stopped the shenanigans.
>>26197263[X] “Boss, it wasn't anything we haven't done before! Hell, Mav and I used to do that kind of stuff all the time!”
>>26197263> “No excuse, ma'am.”I don't think Ice is willing to put up with back-talk right now. Better bow your head and accept the lecture.
>>26197263>[x] “No excuse, ma'am.”Played with fire and got burned, ma'am. Maybe you could cool it down for me. :3
>>26197263Suggest that Merlin take a look at the wreck.
>>26197350>spilling Slider's secretnope
>>26197263> “No excuse, ma'am.”She's in full CO mode right now.
>>26197263[X] “No excuse, ma'am.”The joys of personal responsibility.
>>26197263> “No excuse, ma'am.”we pushed to far and now we gonna pay
>WAAAAAA IT WAS MY FAULT THE CAT BASICALLY EXPLODED FOR NO RAISINPussies.
>>26197263[X] “No excuse, ma'am.”I don't think Ice is in the mood for backtalk. She's not just angry about this; that crash scared the hell out of her as well. It was her dad and the Battle of Tanana all over again.
>>26197479This.Jesus christ people, I'm all for accepting responsibility for bad shit we did but this stuff is seriously not our fault. Theres something else at work.
>>26197519YES OUR GNOME FUCKING POWERS YOU FUCKING MORON! Go fuck yourself with a Saturn 5 Rocket.
>>26197519It's the Waifu thing. All the waifu. Pussywhipped as fuck.
>>26197519Please explain, sir.>>26197551You mean to tell me that you would badmouth your CO or Nixon? Alrighty then.
>>26197551people like you are why people hate SWQ: They think they cater to dickheaded retards.
>>26197566That pic reminds me....wouldn't WWIII (while the superpowers are fighting each other) be the best time for the Martians to launch another invasion?
>>26197566Well, this isn't the first time something like this has happened. Remember those tiny hairline fractures in the engine of the other plane, which Merlin fixed up?Its either sabotage or our gnome powers literally ruining every plane we fly, the former being not our fault and the latter being completely out of our hands and almost completely unforseeable. Either way we need to get someone to take an actual serious look at things and never ever fly without Merlin.
>>26197719We've had this discussion before. What did they do the first time? The same, Damn, THING. They'd get buttfucked to Pluto, which is still a planet at this point and time.>>26197738>never ever fly without Merlin.This so fuckin' much.
>>26197719Funny thing about invading two world powers at the same time, while they're at war with each other; their military readiness is maximum.As shown by Martian War 1, they should wait until immediately after hostilities have ceased.
>>26197738It's probably that Frank's gnome abilities allow him to fly above and beyond the abilities of a given airframe when he's in combat, but not prevent the stress on the airframe.
>>26197750>>26197767Oh shit.What if they're not doing the same thing?What if they've made an actual, genuine alliance with Russia, with the intent to divvy up territory once the dust settles?
>>26197791Mars as the new Nazi Germany?Well, it would better explain how the fuck Russia got those Martian Dreadnoughts working, and were able to hide them for so long.
>>26197719Martians are probably watching through their telescopes going, "NOPE NOPE NOPE".>>26197791They're too backwards for that. Especially with a descendent of N'oo'p on the throne.
>>26197791Stalin is, well Robo-Stalin.
Wait guys. What if the cat dying was because of Stalinka's mental hate ray of sabotage because we went up in the bird with Katya?
>>26197791With the intent to turn on the Soviets once all the other superpowers are out of the way??
>>26197822Do what the Germans did not...My Gods.
>>26197738>>26197783I'm assuming gnome powers. I highly doubt the Soviets have managed to infiltrate into the military that extensively.
>>26197822Maybe.Or maybe they're smarter than they look and would rather not push their luck.
>>26197817How would she know? Even assuming there are red SPAHs in the base, there's no way they got the info to her THAT quickly.
>>26197791Because the Soviet Union is known for cutting deals with nations that utterly devastate and exterminate large swaths of their territory.European Russia was fucked up by the Martian invasion. They aren't going to forget that.
>>26197835Why do you assume its Soviets?
>>26197791Not impossible. Wonder why they didn't strike the US at the same time Russia was invading Europe. Unless they're waiting for us to over-extend ourselves...Also I've always wondered why the human nations didn't band together tighter after being invaded by aliens from outer space. Surely genocide of humanity is a greater evil than allying with the commies right? Right?
>>26197738Or it could be manufacturers trying to cut corners combined with Frank's shitty luck and Main Character Disease. Never attribute to malice what can be more easily explained as stupidity.
>>26197897>Surely genocide of humanity is a greater evil than allying with the commies right? Right?Oh you poor naive fool.
>>26197897What is Humanity? We love killing each other.
>>26197897BETTER DEAD THAN RED
>>26197817I still say Stalinka has optical illusions working. It would allow her to get on the base as well as contribute to why everyone saw something different to what actually happened when we bailed out of the Tomcat.
>>26197875Because, Anon. If it isn't then all hope is lost in the American way.
>>26197897Because once the threat is gone, people tend to turn on each other. Especially if they have pre-existing conflicts and grievances.
>>26197905Very true, people are likely using those theories just to hide the fact they went and did a stupid thing.
>>26197954What stupid thing?A trained military pilot taking a fully working plane up and putting it through a light no-fire combat exercise?
>>26197980more like a gnome whose powers tend to wreck planes flying a plane that was something of a beater with a unproven RIO (as opposed to his usual one whose powers help keep the plane together) dogfighting which cause his powers and the plane's less than 100$ shape to interact in bad ways.
>>26197980>fully working planeThere were niggling doubts about this, which Frank ignored. That was the stupid thing.
>>26197954I was referring to manufacturer stupidity rather than /tg/, but dogfighting in an old, seldom-used plane with a barely-trained RIO and a long history of pushing planes way beyond normal tolerances wasn't the smartest move ever.
>>26198176Think it would have been better with a F-18? Out of curiosity.Sort of feeling guilty losing such a beauty of a plane.
[x] “No excuse, ma'am.”You shake your head. “No excuse, Ma'am. I should have known better.” You say, trying both to placate her- a futile gesture, you know- and because it's the truth. You should have known better- but from what?Ice is clearly not placated. At all. “Hmph.” she grunts. “You're not getting it out of it that easily, Frank.” She says. “You know what happened when they said you'd crashed again?” She gestures to Merlin. “Samantha about lost her mind, Rachel disappeared, even the twins- the Twins! Were running scared for a bit. We didn't know what had happened until Goose managed to get a call in, and that was only after she'd landed at LAX.” She pauses. “We thought we'd lost you all over again.” She says, her voice a tiny whisper.  “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.” (apply hug.) Other! (write in)
>>26198284>[x] “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.”
>>26198284> “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.”> (apply hug.)
>>26198284>[x] “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.”>[x] (apply hug.)Everyone is getting a hug.
>>26198284> “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.”> (apply hug.)Why not both?
>>26198284[x] “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.”Like, seriously. Come on. We have ejector seats for a reason.
>>26198284>She pauses. “We thought we'd lost you all over again.” She says, her voice a tiny whisper.I KNEW it![X] “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.”[X] (apply hug.)The Boss needs HUGS!!!
>>26198284>[x] “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.”>[x] (apply hug.)Make it awkward.>consequently RAPringCaptcha, please. Rated PG.
>>26198338>Merlin starts to drop a sick beat
>>26198284> "It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss."> (apply hug.)
>>26198284> “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.”> (apply hug.)Everybody needs some hugs.
>>26198284[x] (apply hug.)[x] Other! (write in)"I know... God I know." *hugs* "That's why all of this... doesn't smell right to me. I want Merlin to investigate the wreck."
Hugs make EVERYTHING better! And Freedom, Freedom makes it better.
>>26198284[x] “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.”[x] (apply hug.)
>>26198284> (apply hug.)> Other!"Shit, boss, I'm sorry. I didn't mean for any of that to happen. But I'm not going anywhere. I promise."
>>26198284 “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.” (apply hug.) Other!(wisper into Ice's ear as you hug her) i think that what happened might very well be due to me being a Male Talent/Gnome/Wizard/etc.
>>26198284> “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.”> (apply hug.)....to the whole squadron!!!Slider's gonna kill Fronk when she gets back, isn't she??
>>26198432Good Idea! add this to mine as well Ghost!>>26198395"I know... God I know." *hugs* "That's why all of this... doesn't smell right to me. I want Merlin to investigate the wreck."
>>26198432>(wisper into Ice's ear as you hug her) i think that what happened might very well be due to me being a Male Talent/Gnome/Wizard/etc.We still don't know what those are. The last time Ice brought it up we responded essentially with "Pssssh, get real."
>>26198284[X] “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.”[X] (apply hug.)
>>26198284>[x] Other!"Sorry to worry all of you, boss. But I'm not going to get my card punched that easily."
>>26198447depends on your definition of "kill"oh god I hope
>>26198447i think Fronk needs to start wearing body armor real soon. or something to prevent crushing death from uber hugs.
>>26198432>>26198464Aye. If anything Fronk would be more inclined to read into it, not just outright say, "I think I'm a gnome now..."(Cuz every part of me is magical now.)
>>26198447>Slider's gonna kill Fronk when she gets back, isn't she??Kill=Rape then yes
>Stalinka hears about us almost crashing>Next day state of the art Soviet plane arrives
>>26198394Agree...and DON'T forget Patty. Imagine how low she's feeling right now.>"Patty: "I almost got my squadmate and best friend killed...."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXgiwnYxleQ
>>26198537This. We must become the feels machine
>>26198395Guyyyys... how about adding the whole MErlin thing? She gets to play CSI! :D It'll distract her form the near disaster and we can dress her up like Horatio!
>>26198555We are the ghost of...late-christmas FEELS!
>>26197926This implies a level of subtlety and cunning that Stalinka has so far shown to be incapable of maintaining.
>>26198284>[x] "It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.">[x] (apply hug)If we are a Gnome, I guess we just haven't developed the required secondary powers to keep our planes from shaking themselves apart yet.
>>26198526>Merlin tries talking to it.>Can't understand a damn thing because it talks in Russian.
>>26198664oh god thisGhost, at some point you HAVE to work this in.
>>26198605>implying Horatio is remotely relevant
>>26198686touche'Let's get NCIS twenty years early on this.
>>26198664>It keeps shouting "CHEEKI BREEKI" at me
>>26198490..... thanks alot. now i have weird Al's song "I think i am a clone now" with "i think i am a gnome now.." in it stuck in my head!
>>26198526This one, maybe?
>>26198664AW MOTHERLAND!!!>>26198686Nice. Still NIS in 89, right?
>>26198664>>26198723>CAPITALIST PIG DOG GET OUT(remotely activates ejection seat)
>>26198526>Has a picture of her in 1950s swimwear attached to the instrument panel>it's attached to a bomb, ensuring we can't remove it
>>26198733Bitch get on my level.
>>26198686>>26198709I can't help but to imagine a younger Gibbs popping up. Likely when he was being called Probe-y.
>>26198723>katya tries to get in>"GET OUT OF HERE STALKER">Ejection seat activates
>>26198788At this time he is still a Sniper in the Corp.
>>26198788Okay, Ghost, this needs to happen! Can we get a few more AMENS here for Merlin going NCIS mode?
>>26198813>>26198709>>26198686>>26198605>mfw I started all this
>>26198769>>26198782Firefox:--perfect stealth capability--Top speed of Mach 6--fires missiles forward and aft--thought-controlled weapons systemThat thing could take a Vampire....sorry, guys
>>26198892Firefox is a Mary Sue.
>>26198915planes cant be mary sues, they aren't characters
>>26198883we need sunglasses on Merlin yesterday!
>>26198947It's highly unrealistic, past even theoretical knowledge. Vampire/Wyvern are theoretically possible.
Might be back soon, guys. Don't wanna hijack the thread, so sage.
>>26198983and then I forget to sage. Fuck I suck.
>>26198971Someone commission Decu>>26198983HOLY SHIT HE'S ALIVE! Good to see you Mouse.
>>26198935well, if the Firefox had a alt weapon load out, they could have coil guns or something like that.
>>26198987>>26198983It's all lies until we see a thread mouse.
Wow... we sorta.... umm... sunk the thread... *blushes*
>>26198983<3 Love you, man. All the bromo.
>>26199013It's only been 35 minutes!
>>26199035Oh, the bump limit....nevermind.
>>26198983>>26198987YES! the Mouse is back in the house! all is well!
[x] “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.”[x] (apply hug.)You hop off the table, taking a second to hug Merlin reassuringly before zipping up your flight suit and grabbing your gear. You stop by the door and enfold Ice in a hug- doing your best impression of Slider. She wheezes. “It'll take a lot more effort than that for you to get rid of me, boss.” You say, quietly. “But something about this whole thing doesn't feel right. I want Merlin to investigate the wreck if she can.”Ice shakes her head, but returns your hug. “That's way beyond our authority.” She says. “Admiral Nixon hinted that they think there's criminal negligence, at the least. Jets don't just quit like that, do they?” You let go of her and step back. “No,” you growl. “They don't. That's why I want Merlin to help if she can. She can talk to it, at the very least find out if they were doing something they shouldn't have been.”“I- Yeah. I'll see what I can do.” Ice says, nodding and, amusingly, trying to not be completely blatant about trying to re-inflate her lungs. “Listen, I have to talk to Patty and Nicole.” She pauses. “Talk to, not chew out. I'll save that for later, just so everyone else is clear on why we're not doing this anymore. Why don't you go collect our wayward Russian and see if she's good enough to head home yet.”  “Got it, boss. I wanted to go check on her anyway.” “If it's all the same, I'll stick with you right now. I wanted to talk to Mav anyway.”
>[x] “Got it, boss. I wanted to go check on her anyway.”Most gentlemanly thing we can do.
>>26199249>[x] "Got it, boss. I wanted to check on her anyway."
>>26199249> “Got it, boss. I wanted to go check on her anyway.”she did kinda break her leg because of us
>>26199249[X] “Got it, boss. I wanted to go check on her anyway.”BAWW KATYA
>>26199249> “Got it, boss. I wanted to go check on her anyway.”
>>26199249>[x] “Got it, boss. I wanted to go check on her anyway.">You forgot you had to go home eventually, didn't you.But that's the best part!
>>26199249>[x] “Got it, boss. I wanted to go check on her anyway.”
>>26199249>[x] “If it's all the same, I'll stick with you right now. I wanted to talk to Mav anyway.”Mav's gonna be freaking out. She needs to see us in the flesh.
>>26199249 “Got it, boss. I wanted to go check on her anyway.”we need to get our little russian back before she gets PTSD as well.
>>26199249> "If it's all the same, I'll stick with you right now. I wanted to talk to Mav anyway."Should PROBABLY let Mav know we're not upset with her.
>>26199249> "If it's all the same, I'll stick with you right now. I wanted to talk to Mav anyway."First Patty's grandma dies, then she almost accidentally kills a good friend? She's gotta feel like shit, we should talk to her. Katya will be fine.
>>26199249> “If it's all the same, I'll stick with you right now. I wanted to talk to Mav anyway.”"She's either going to want to squeeze my lungs out or kill me. Probably both."
>>26199249Let's go see Katya. She has an owie. She needs us to kiss it better
>>26199249> “Got it, boss. I wanted to go check on her anyway.”We almost killed her. Best check on her.
>>26199249>[X] “Got it, boss. I wanted to go check on her anyway.”Katya time since she hasn't gotten much screen time lately
>>26199552among other things.
>>26199588>Katya>not getting much screen time.Her time on the bus merely gave the other girls a chance to catch up.Not to say I'm exactly opposed to checking on up her, but let's get facts straight here.
>>26199249[X] Got it boss was planning on checking up on het anyway.
>>26199649Still doesn't change the fact that she hasn't been getting screen time lately.
>>26199667Your point is? She had other obligations.
>>26199249> “If it's all the same, I'll stick with you right now. I wanted to talk to Mav anyway.”
>>26199249> “Got it, boss. I wanted to go check on her anyway.”We have apologies to make anyway.
>>26199249> “Got it, boss. I wanted to go check on her anyway.”We did contribute to her current state.
>>26199249> “If it's all the same, I'll stick with you right now. I wanted to talk to Mav anyway.”I want to apologize to Katya, but I also want to let Mav know that it's not her fault. Goose too.
>>26199628I can innuendo too...We should recover the flight recorder and give it to her. We should recover her helmet and give it to her. We should hold her hands and give her an aplogy.......BLOWJOBS
>>26199552...you know, what's probably how all healwitches handle minor wounds on their children. Except when they kiss it, they're actually healing it.
>>26199855I never thought about that.
>>26199855So, what you're telling me is that in SWQU, mommy kisses might actually have mystical powers beyond what they do in our own world? Fascinating.
>>26199855If we're confirmed for gnome, we should test it, in multiple places, directly on the injury might not be the best location for magic transmission. We need to approach this thoughtfully and logically leaving no test zone untouched! FOR SCIENCE AND MAGIC!
>>26199946We should run a series of trials on her, we need to check her progress and response to repeated procedures.
>>26199946>>26199971Waifuing to a minimum, please.
>>26199918No, I'm saying that healwitch mommy kisses actually heal whatever. Probably ain't shit to channel their power through their lips for that sort of thing.
>>26199978Waifuing? WAIFUING!? This is SCIENCE, man! What, do you hate science or something?
>>26199978Too late for that, my man.
>>26199855So....does this mean that if you're intimate with a healwitch you can go forever?
>>26200016only until her magic runs out, anon
>>26199946...uh, we only know two healwitches. One of them is like 15, the other is in her sixties and has been married for most of her life.Call me crazy, but I doubt either one of them would be up for that.
>>26199971Perhaps we can test a variety of topical applications to see if certain substances increase or decrease the conductivity of the magic. Of course, we'd have to set it up as a totally different experiment with it's own paramaters and testing phases. We wouldn't want to spoil the results of the first.
>>26199997See, now it sounds like you're implying mommy kisses have no healing ability and five year old me would like to heavily disagree with that statement.
>>26200003Yeah I was going to suggest using it on all the witches in the group(excluding Merlin) for varied test subjects.
>>26200003Call it what you like, its still shitting up the thread.
>>26200044We'll also need a control group, a subject exposed to kisses with no magical or healing intention to compare results. This might end up being a squadron-wide experiment. Except for Merlin, she can collate the data.
>>26200031so get enough juiceboxes and you are set
>>26200041I think anon was proposing that we test and see if our gnome powers cover healing. I for one second his idea. It might take some time and a battery of trials to certify that we can't actually use our gnome power for healing, but we must be thorough.
>>26200078>so Frank, did YET ANOTHER near-death experience teach you anything?>yea, we're going to need more healwitches, and ya'll need to split up into 2 groups
So Nixon, as this quest isn't yours, you feel like shitting up this quest further?
>>26200058My thoughts exactly, Admiral. If it goes well enough, we might even expand beyond that.
>>26200085This man has the right of it.
>>26200110Seeing as we are just wasting time till Ghost post, I thought why not. I-its not hurting you much is it anon-chan?
>>26200171Don't call me Anon-Chan, nugget.
>>26200171No crit fail rolls please.
>>26200171Anon can bite the pillow if it hurts, that's what it's there for.
>>26200202It's ok I take my name off when I'm not being a shit head.>>26200198Anon-Sama?
>>26200016Well, shit. I guess Mack got a lot more lewd with his Frenchie than previously expected.
>>26200227That is Sir, to you, Nugget.
>>26200238I'll be in your bunk
i think you all might have scared ghost off.
>>26200396 I'll be in your bunk too.
>>26200488What are you, a fucking Hound of Tindalos?
[x] “Got it, boss. I wanted to go check on her anyway.”“Got it boss.” You say with a nod. “I wanted to go check on her anyway.”Merlin hops down, wiping her eyes on a paper towel and blowing her nose. She follows you out the door, a step behind you, if just barely. “S-she's upstairs.” Merlin supplies, but otherwise, she's quiet. For some reason, you get the feeling that, of the people involved, she's taking it the worst. Shades of Alaska, indeed. Upstairs, the duty nurse points you to a room- where Katya and a doctor are talking. She notices you, and the doctor half turns, nodding to her before leaving the room. You notice her room is damn near bone-chillingly cold too. The hell is it with hospitals and cold?“Hello Frank.” She says sounding somewhat subdued. “Are you hurt?”You shake your head. “I came up to see how you were doing.”She smiles slightly. “Broken in two places. It is difficult to control where you are going with a parachute. Goose has asked if I would like her help, but I am thinking of letting it heal naturally. I could use the time off, no?”“S-So you're coming home with us?” Merlin asks. 1/2
>>26200520In a game of pretend, I can be anything you want...
Katya smiles, more genuinely this time. “No, not yet little sister. I will stay here overnight and allow them to look at the bones some more. The doctor has said they are worried that if one of them shifts incorrectly, it could sever an artery and I would not live to make it to treatment. They do not think it is very likely, but they are insistent.”She shrugs, slightly. “I need the time here to think about some things anyway. But if you do not mind, I am rather tired. Thank you for coming to check on me.”You nod and step out, closing the door behind you. “Did she seem sad to you, Frank?” Merlin asks as you walk back towards the elevators. You shrug. “She's on a lot of painkillers right now,” you say. “They juiced her up pretty good at the station. It can screw with you.”Merlin nods. “I believe you.” She says. “But I think I'd rather leave it at that.” You laugh, ruffling her hair over her protests. She uses a puff of breath to blow a loose strand out of her face and grimaces at you. “Well, what are we going to do all week, Frank? They're still working on our jet.” Well, we could always go visit the colonel. He's asked me about meeting you before, and they didn't tell me I couldn't fly civilian owned planes. I don't know, Merlin. Why, did you have something in mind?
>>26200520He's a time-traveler eating, eldritch horror style, bunk fucking dog? Smexy
>>26200473probably just getting a beer. no biggie
>>26200568>[x] I don't know, Merlin. Why, did you have something in mind?We need to make it up to her for scaring her half to death. She gets to pick where we go.
>>26200568>[x] I don't know, Merlin. Why, did you have something in mind?See what Merlin may have for us.
>>26200568>I need the time here to think about some things anyway>Did she seem sad to you, Frank?Don't do it Ghost!Also> I don't know, Merlin. Why, did you have something in mind? If you don't we could always go visit the colonel
>>26200568> I don't know, Merlin. Why, did you have something in mind?Hopefully its something fun.
>>26200568[x] I don't know, Merlin. Why, did you have something in mind?
>>26200565Sky Pirates assemble!
>>26200568>[X] I don't know Merlin. Why, do you have something in mind? Obviously my own decision making isn't in top-form so I'll leave it to you.
>>26200568> I don't know, Merlin. Why, did you have something in mind?Yeah, let's get us some Merlin time.
>>26200568Oh great, we broke her heart by acting so stupid.
>>26200568>[x] I don't know, Merlin. Why, did you have something in mind?
>>26200568 I don't know, Merlin. Why, did you have something in mind?the LAST thing we need to do is get back up in the air after what we just did. besides. we NEED to get Merlin to do her magic on that wreckage some how.
>>26200568>[x] Well, we could always go visit the colonel. He's asked me about meeting you before, and they didn't tell me I couldn't fly civilian owned planes.>[x] But do you have anything in mind?I think part of her sadness is being grounded.
>>26200719She could've had Goose heal her remember?I admit, I'm mildly freaking out now.
>>26200568> I don't know, Merlin. Why, did you have something in mind?Let's stay away from flying for a bit. Frank's gonna lose his witches if /tg/ keeps fucking around like its SWQ.
Rolled 51>>26200666you monster!Ghost! you better not mess up our Katya!
>>26200773>Telling the GM what to do>Incessant waifuingYour pleas will be heard, of course.
>>26200568[X] I don't know, Merlin. Why, did you have something in mind?We should have given Katya a huge before we left.
>>26200805>given Katya a huge
>>26200805>>26200827Oh, God, Billy's off his meds.
>>26200827>>26200805Hug god dammit.
So I just woke up and caught up with the thread, why is it that we had an option to hug Ice, but not Katya?
Rolled 32>>26200756I confess I'm getting feeling of really bad Dread now. we must cheer up Katya ASAP. that and we need to get Goose or a healwitch on her leg asap as well.
Alright, so ghost hinted in an earlier thread that of the 3 main girls, 2 of em have some kinks.Slider I would peg as the most vanilla in the sack of the three. Her flirtatious, crazy attitude is probably a front so that others wont see her crippling low self esteem. The only type of men she seems to attract (save our steel winged hero) are the ones who view her rambunctiousness as looseness, which only goes to reinforce her negative self view. Most likely will be very reserved, and request the lights off, or at least until Frank can help her shed her metaphorical skin.Katya is clearly an exhibitionist. While not quite to the level of the friendly neighborhood Ruskie Stalker, Katya clearly holds Frank dear to her heart. So much so that she would clearly flaunt their sexual escapades for the squad to see that Frank is, indeed, HERS. Plus, she is Russian, and god knows how fucked up they are.Ice on the other hand is a whole shit ton of kinky. Major daddy issues will probably lead to incest roll play, or at the very least she will call Frank "Daddy" at some time during coitus. Plus, the fact that she in a position of power over others probably means she is super submissive in bed (much like how CEO's and other powerful men tend to be). She wants, nay, CRAVES domination.
>>26200860Maybe because if we jostled her leg wrong it would bleed out internally
Whats Katya's witch power?
>>26200885to go crazy and shoot down every russian plane in sight when we crash
>>26200867>Katya is clearly an exhibitionist.>“Ya know, witches are a funny bunch. She turned the most amazing color of red when they cut her flight suit off her leg.” Unless you're implying it was an excited lew blushu
>>26200860What part of 'sever an artery' do you not understand? She is not to be moved.
>>26200884>[bleeds internally]>>26200885Isn't she a radio witch?
Rolled 74>>26200800this is a diffrence between waifuing and Katya attemping suicide. i fear the WORST now. having a major character death is not what i want from this. (at least if it was in combat, i could accept it, but not this)
>>26200860yea that scene felt disappointingly short, we nearly died, and all that happens is we walk in, say we're glad she is okay, then walk out, dafuq? wheres ma character development? not even any options to talk to her, just felt like we were railroaded out of any interaction with her
>>26200867I want to see Slider and Maverick double team Frank so he breaks his hips and sprains his tongue.
>>26200885Mad endurance...think she might have radio powah as well?
>katya is a bit down after suffering major leg injury and being hopped up on painkillers>GET HER ON SUICIDE WATCH NOW OMFGguyssrslycalm yo tits
>>26200979To be honest, I expected more paranoia.
>>26200956welcome to SW89 where character development is often avoided like the plague.... though even by those standards, I must agree as even Ice and Slider got some in spite of things.
Rolled 19>>26200867you do have a point there.
>>26200867Arright, which one of you fuckers stole my damn notes?
>>26200974She can go all night..."But we did it three times already!" D:"More!" :D
>>26200867incest roleplay is pushing it but her being relatively submissive isn't unreasonable
>>26200956It didn't help that what character development we got is freaking some of us out right now.Yours truly included.
>>26200956>>26200989Ever thought that all the inane pushing for one specific character to the extent of eating up a lot of the post limit might contribute to some reluctance for screen time?
Little does Frank know that in Soviet Russia, Witch fucks you!
>Katya seems worried about something >People worried about sabotage but wondering when the reds had a chance to do it>When we had a Russian in the plane with us>Katya knows what Merlin can do No Shadowruns do not do this to me
>>26201062Possibly though all the time Katya gets would be better if she had as much if not more character development than Slider and Ice who had more with less.
>>26200956She asked Fronk to leave personally. Right now just isn't a good time, they want to keep her under observation for tonight. They will do it, that's why we have hospital's so some is always available. When she gets home, we can talk to her then, but don't rush it. Has she ever been that badly hurt before? She might still be recovering from shock, so don't think too much into it, trust the doctors and nurses to take care of her. If we put on a positive outlook and keep it up when she returns it will rub off on her, we can't go suicide watching her just because she's a little sullen. Trust me, let it go, let the doctors do their thing, we'll bring her back to base the next day, put the crash behind us for the most part, and help Katya get better. While she's resting maybe we can read her a book or start to learn russian with her help. It would do her good to talk to someone in her native language, and if we do well, we can impress Konstantina with our tongue.as in, our master of a new language.
>>26200988>>26201091There we go.
>>26201091..............dear god no. Yandere Stalker/Russian Command is holding Katya's grandma hostage and ordered her to bump off Fronk in such a way it would look like an accident.
>>26201180She's mad because we broke her leg dingus
>>26201194I don't think she had enough time to sabotage the jet while she was with us or screw it up while we were in the air.
>>26201205that's just immature
>>26201194Oh god I was just being paranoid WHY MUST YOU MAKE IT PLAUSIBLE
>>26201223Maybe she thought Ice would be first up?
I'm not sure if you guys are serious or just joking.
>>26201223She has magic you dingus
>>26201302Neither are we!
[x] I don't know, Merlin. Why, did you have something in mind?“I don't know, Merlin.” You say with a shrug. You're kind of surprised by Katya's reception- you'd figured she'd at least be slightly more happy to see you. You blame it on the painkillers. “Did you have something in mind?” You ask. Merlin hesitates and then nods. “I- I think I'd like to go talk to Admiral Mackintosh.” she says. “I... Frank I was so scared when they said- said you'd crashed.” She's not tearing up again- not quite- but you can tell it's coming. “I... I just don't know what- what I'd do if you d-died.” She says. “A-and they said I could always talk to them if I wanted and...”You hug her before she can continue, pulling her up off the ground. “I'll have Ice get us passes. And drive us up there tomorrow.” You say. She nods, weakly returning your hug. “I-I'm sorry Frank.” She says. “I-it's just that...”“Don't worry about it, kiddo. We'll go talk to them, then go see Santa. You'll feel right as rain.” You say, reassuringly. “T-Thank you.” She sniffles. You set her down. “Ya know, I should have asked you to fly before I got grounded. I know all this stuff on the ground has to be boring.”She smiles weakly. “I-I don't mind. It's not that bad, I spend a lot of time down in the hangar with the crew working on our jet.” She grins a little more strongly. “M-maybe if you didn't spend all your time flirting with the rest of the witches-”“Shhh, Merlin. Hear that?” You interrupt. “Know what that sound is?” Merlin edges a step away from you as the elevator slows to a halt. “W-what?” “PLANE RIDES!” You yell, snatching her up off her feet and running out of the doors.
>>26200968pic related>>26201302It's always hard to tell with the shadowruns
>>26201323Oh god why is she so adorable?!
and that's it for the evening guys!I'll keep you guys updated as to next week, keep an eye on the twitter, but if there's no thread, then you know why. We'll be back up the week after, no problem. Anyway, I know the Katya part was short, there's things happenin there, don't worry. (Or worry a lot). as for the witche's kinks... yeah, actually. Though Slider's front is just that. total front. She's never been past first base. I don't know why I told you depraved lot that. oh well. anyway gents, till next time, cheers!
>>26201323I cracked a smile, but it ultimately isn't enough to curb the sad.
>>26201388>don't worry. (Or worry a lot). Oh you bastard
>>26201388>suspicion.jpg... did someone hack Ghost's trip?
>>26201388Thanks for running, Ghost! See ya next time, you glorious madman!
>>26201388Thanks for running. And for confirming slider's darkest secret
>>26201388>don't worry. (Or worry a lot)
>>26201388Slider confirmed for purest maiden other waifus may now be placed directly in trash can.
>>26201388> there's things happenin thereThey had better be damn good things...
>>26201388>Though Slider's front is just that. total front. She's never been past first base.She just keeps getting "better"Thanks for the run Ghost! And thanks for letting me sleep on time!
>>26201388Night, Ghost. You're in my thoughts, man. Be strong. I am so bad at this.
>>26201414Nope. at least, not that I'm aware. It's changed once because my computer died on me a few months back, so I had to buy a new one, but other than that, as far as I know, I'm the only me around.
>>26201388>as for the witche's kinks... yeah, actually. Though Slider's front is just that. total front. She's never been past first base. Gentlemen, we have something to correct.
>>26201442It's just that the grammar, spelling, and general tone of that post seemed off.Maybe you're just drunk or something I dunno.
>>26201388>Though Slider's front is just that. total front. She's never been past first base.confirmed best
>>26201470You. I like you. Still hoping for Ice, myself, but Slider is close second.
>>26201388>She's never been past first base.Slider confirmed for pure maiden.
>>26201442You realize now, a large number of anons will be pushing to give slider the slider. She's a virgin and anons always will favor the virgin at first, because corruption.That said, Ghost, can you give us a point totals? Or a sort of qualitative chart on our relationship standing with the ladies of the squadron.
>>26201497I'm the other way around, but I can respect your choice on that matter. It's funny that they both insist the other is "better" for us
>>26201521>A QM giving out "waifu-points"That'd make it too easy for us and too hard for them to harvest our tears
>>26201474or he's tired and going to bed without editting a storyline post?
Ha ha, time to stir shit up about the kittyhawk.Seriously though there were three targets and it took all of our shipkilling missiles to take out the weakest one. Y'all made the right choice
>>26201521Actually, I've been keeping that chart. Currently in the lead is Blaze- you guys remember Blaze, right? Then there's Russian amputee, Bitchtits, and Nosferatu pilot...
>>26201388Anyone else think it's possible Slider's first kiss was with us?
>>26201560a qualitative chart would be good, hot, warm, cool, cold. not necessisarily waifu points. just an indication
>>26201582Don't forget the marines that Frank hugged during the first thread!
>>26201521Or we could go for all of them. I'm sure if we corrupt Slider and Katya enough we can then get the twins to help us with mav and goose. Then all that is left is Ice.
>>26201580see, we're all tired, good night sir
>>26201607Shit, knew I forgot someone.
>>26201582B-buhWhat about Ramwitch?
>>26201388>don't worry. (Or worry a lot).you monster!>Slider's front is just that. total front. She's never been past first base. Slider's a virgin? Frank must fix this problem. I'm sure Frank is exprienced enough.
>>26201582What about that one pilot that we met in school?!>>26201615Hahahahah stick to rolling 1s for CA, bub.
>>26201594That would be adorable, but she went after it with GUSTO. I'm not sure on that one>>26201615Nixon, I know you like the idea, but Ghost has already pretty much nixed (heh) that idea
>>26201615>Twins>with our cream topping>delicious
>>26201643I give it 50/50 myself.
>>26201594oh shit nigger that's kawaii
>>26201594>First kiss>3 weeks later>slider yeah, I love you baby>Oh Fronk, your flight control shaft is going to paint my target!>Oh Slider...Oh SLIDER!!! Oh SHIT what is that thing poking around my backside, ahh, it's moving! Slider, your familiar, it's trying to....>*Slider slides over the edge*
>>26201388>Katya>(or worry a lot)[SHADOWRUNS INTENSIFY]
>>26201699don't know how to feel about this
>>26201699...oh god Slider's totally into breathplay.This is dangerous. Sexy, but dangerous.
>>26201699>your flight control shaft is going to paint my targetI sprayed tea everywhere reading that you faegit.
>>26201615>not stealing Georgette too since we're going to have the chance
>>26201647oh shi-! i guess Frank scored Slider's first kiss then. we all know what's next she'll give up to Frank...
>>26201429Ice might not even have gotten that far, what with her daddy issues.
Has the archive with everything in it been updated, in well, ever? The last rar file I have of it is dated 2-13.
>>26201787Hey shes married! Remember I'm not a crook!
>>26201798Her first tail-hug?
>>26201810Ice has had the time nor the inclination, really. too busy with school or work or other such things. But, she knows what kind of cheap romance novels she likes. the kind with rope and leather.
>>26201823we have one of those?
>>2620169910/10Painted my target hard.
>>26201860ohhhHHHHHHHHHHThough, the question remains as to which side of those she prefers...
>>26201871Yeah, it has all of the writefags work in it from the various side stories.
>>26201860Thus the flames are fanned ever higher. The day the choice is made there will be war.
>>26201860...Fuck, now I'm curious to what Katya's been up to.
>>26201846>>26201859You guys are making me d'awwwww>>26201860But does she prefer applying them or having them applied to her?
>>26201823Speaking of the archive, what happened to tofu? Did it died or switch domains?
>>26201826>implying that means anything to the French
>>26201932think it switched domains, but it's been so long since I've even considered going on there that I don't know where it went
>>26201906But what about the third option?Maverick
>>26201932Died. The site that was supposed to replace it isn't ready yet.And as for the archive, it's unlike it will be updated again. But you aren't missing anything. Nothing but '89 and some TWQ '89 has run since then. Just keep up to date on sup/tg/ and you'll be fine.
>>26201860>the kind with rope and leatherI can see it now, "Merlin, thanks for helping me with that, you're the best at fly by wire ever.""F-Frank...why did you need me to guide that missile so oddly.""I'll tell you when you're older, right now I need to go check on ice, she's been tied up lately and could probably use a hand with somethings. Now go to bed and I'll make you a huge stack of pancakes in the morning.""OK Frank! Goodnight!"Ice bound in tow missile guidance wire...i'm sure this is somebody's fetish somewhere.
>>26201920ya know, just once, she wishes she had someone who could make all the decisions for her.....>>26201909She had a lot of 'close friends' in her unit in Ahfganistan. nothing Confirmed, nothing denied. That said, her family name- and her grandmother's history as a war hero- made her kinda isolated.
>>26201975the in from left field option? We'd have to choose all the Mav options forever to get us back to the way we were at the beginning of the quest
>>26202002...Fuck. I'll be in my bunk.
>>26201860>My bullshit sexual predictions are going two out of threeWhat is going on?!
>>26202027YOU. You're the one who stole my notes! Got me in trouble with Ghost, too. He thought I wrote that.
>>26202011>nothing Confirmed, nothing denied.Um, didn't she imply that her squadron leader raped her while she was defecting or
>>26202052When exactly did you come to this conclusion?
>>26202027you are...the witch-whisperer>>26202011>ya know, just once, she wishes she had someone who could make all the decisions for her.....Stop that! I'm trying to go to bed, not deal with this weirdly-inappropriate boner. First delicious innocent Slider, now this!
>>26202011>That said, her family name- and her grandmother's history as a war hero- made her kinda isolated.SOLD.
>>26202002that finish would be explosive
>>26202099Oh no. That is a completely appropriate reaction.
>>26202079Not him, but she mentioned that the squadron leader had trouble with the word no, like a thread or two after we rescued her I think. I didn't get rape from that, but probably where he did.
>>26201975Goose is infinitely more marriageable.
>>26202119B-but...I'm not into whips and shit. I don't know what's happening!>>26202117>Looping Merlin into our lewd activities, right after she makes fun of us for flirting with all the witchesyou monster
>>26202135Yeah, that and the way Ice cut the subject when Merlin tried to ask about it.Now mind you she is a witch so she totally could have preserved her honor
>>26202011Does that mean Katya knows Big Boss's moves?
>>26202011Famous isolated girl?I could go for some of that.
>>26202148>looping merlin into our lewd activitesWe could guide the missle around and bind them together...Anon, I like the way you think!We could also run a varying electrical current through the cable, damn this is genius.
>>26202175Don't want his sloppy seconds, and GOD knows we don't want Ocelot's.
>>26202222Quads speak, Ice and Merlin tow missile bondage is a go!
>>26202163You do realize that they could have drugged her as she slept. Then woke up to her captain plowing her. I doubt she could do anything about it.Much like Ice and her visits from her father...
>>26202245Stahp.Stahp giving me nightmares.
>>26202226Pretty sure she'd have scars from Shalashaska's proclivities. Really obvious ones.
>>26202222>>26202237>>26202245Nope, can't deal with it
>>26202286Why would he hurt her so much?
>>26201859she's already did that back in Alaska. but it could be chalked up to a tail-crushing as well.
>>26202310Because he is a sexual sadist. You know that funny feeling you get when Rin does that thing with her mouth you like? He gets those from hurting people. And he likes to use electricity to do it.
>>26202245I just...I don't even-WHY?!
>>26202317Now you're just trolling.
>>26202277 You mean boners right? And just because Slider hasn't kissed anyone doesn't mean that she didn't get bullFucked by a big strap-on ied at witch school.
>>26202317I'm sorry, I don't get boners from rape.
>>26202372Still being a troll.
>>26201860knowing those kind of books it's more likely that Ice would want to be one who is bound.
>>26202357>>26202384please link to new post>>26202372My spoiler tags are fuckedKinda like all the girls
>>26202372You're just upset that she's 2pure
>>26202317>not a strap-on dragon dildoAll lewdness aside. I think we should narrow in our focus on Ice and konstantina. Force a confrontation, either KGB will win and we'll go to carry off our wounded Ice while Konstantina is happy she's proven herself for her "love". Or Ice wins, and Konstantina feels unworthy of us because at her pinnacle she was beaten by a mere american witch with Frank watching. We then offer her the chance of joining her comrade at the base and taking a new shot at life, while we escort our boss home.Either way we win and wind up with us licking the Icing off the cake. and Konstantina is happy or defected and recovering happy.
>>26202415Nah I'm just messing with you guys. I don't really mean to hurt anyone's image or anything like that. This is just some after thread fun. Personally I love ll the girls in a completely platonic way and hope that they all find happiness.
>>26202437To be honest, I want a Russian Witch Cat-Fight more.Because.
>>26202469>>26202437In the air multi-witch furball that ends in them all deciding to gang up on Frank when he lands?
>>26202469Bonus points for Katya having a tiger familiar.
>>26202011I guess Katya takes what ever she can get.
>>26202437I could actually see this happening, it feels like a strikewitches thing to me and would have tactical significance too, it gives us a shot at taking out one of the top opfor witches in the world and a chance at another defection. Or Ice learns she has to step it up, she will either break and leave the airforce, or toughen up after we give her some...orDers and go back to it till she wins.
>>26202552I honestly don't see the appeal for her. What's the rationale behind it?
The sad thing about the whole waifu-war thing? I used to like Katya. I really did. I was really, honestly torn on whether to support her or Ice. But seeing the way her fans acted just... well, it killed her for me. And that's why I'm an Icefag to this day.
>>26202600What, the appeal for Katya as waifu?
>>26202605war never changes
>>26202552Well, to her, Frank's interesting. He's the first guy she's really been around that doesn't care she's a witch, couldn't tell her Grandmother from Jesus (well, maybe he could tell her from Jesus, he'd have trouble if it were between her St.Mary though), He's good to the others, and he's got a natural heroic streak she likes. now, if you had said the twins.......
>>26202619Yeah. I mean I get the whole 'granddaughter of CANNOT HAVE' but... Is that it?
>>26202594I'm split between Konstantina and Ice like this guy>>26202605 and I would love to see a combat to determine who should recieve frank's reciprocation. Of course the way it is now, Konstantina doesn't stand a chance.
>>26202642I know that this is still Cold War America, but didn't some of the crazy shit that the SWQ-501st got up to make it into the history books, even if Sanya was a russkie? Or was it all classified/Fronk never was into history
>>26202011and when all the talk about the other girls and Merlin is left out? well, i guess she likes to watch it all.
>>26202594>airforceBitch you'd better take that back. We are in the mother fucking NAVY, and don't you EVER forget that.
>>26202642What's this about the twins, hm?We never did learn how they lost that leg...
>>26202642Tell us more about the twins, Uncle Ghost!
>>26202437Oi, oi.No worming Slider out of the romance options!
>>26202699Frank's actually a history buff, but he kinda narrowed himself down to the pacific theater. the stuff the 501 got into did, in some cases, make it into the history books, though a lot of their activities were black. that said, several witch comix series were made following them post war.
I personally don't really care who Frank ends up with since all the girls are cute in their own way. I just want something to happen already the constant arguments back and forth are grueling.
>>26202494>all decide to gang up on Frank when he landsI see nothing wrong with this.
>>26202753Oh, I love this part about the comics.