Lesse... news. Not really that much, here. I'll be attending AWA, so there probably won't be a thread the first week of October- more on that when we get closer to it, if there's any more that comes up. archive here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20witches%201989and recently updated character sheet here: http://pastebin.com/zFxWNup1If you're just wanting to get into it without having to dig through the archives for everything, I strongly advise using the sheet, or asking. If one of the guys won't help you out, I'll try to. ++You let out a low, sliding whistle as the battle group's ships disperse among the rest of the task force. You count at least another three carriers, and what looks to be a pair of LHDs or LHAs- you're honestly not sure, they look the same to you. You've even seen at least one battleship- the USS Louisiana, BB-71, the last battleship built in the US, after the proposed Montana class was canceled in favor of the proven Iowas. You shake your head at that- if not for the martian war, you're pretty sure battleships as a whole would have ended a lot sooner. Hard for a battleship to match a carrier in punch, reach, and versatility. Still, you're sure the devil dogs aboard the assault ships are glad to see her with the fleet- those big guns can still deliver a lot of hurt, and can be on call twenty four hours a day. Of course, you're not privy to the actual plan- that swings way above your pay grade, not to mention your need to know- but with the collection of firepower here, you're almost sure the it's to simply shoot the marines onto the beaches, then land the Canadian and army troops in the transports and slog across Iceland with help from the fleet's formidable air compliment and cruise missile armament. 1/3
Still, it looks like it's going to be a fight- while there's no dedicated soviet naval assets anyone's seen, there's plenty of fighters on the line at Keflavik, apparently. Latest intel has put their number at thirty plus migs and sukhois, though that doesn't seem too bad, compared to the swarms in Alaska and Japan. Thirty fighters? That's what, one engagement for you?Of course, there's also significant air defense threats in the area- satellites and a few blackbird passes- and one recon witch pass- have confirmed everything in the book out there- someone thinks they're using those big typhoon subs of theirs to supply the place with heavier equipment, though it's just as possible they've used a couple container ships to move some heavier things into place. It's also possible they've airlifted in more than a little equipment- those big anatovs of theirs could make the flight, and can carry enough to be useful, you know. You watch in interest as a pair of Seahawks wing their way in- you'd heard another witch unit was inbound, but no one seemed real sure of who it was. That alone is strange- there's not that many witch units in the navy, three, maybe four squadrons, and a couple of units attached to the special operations community. You don't think they aviators, and, if they are, they certainly don't have any Steelwing assets, since there's been no effort to clear out space in the hangar for even a single additional fighter. 2/3
The navy has more witches than that, it's just that the rest are assigned to conventional commands- like Merlin's sister, flying with VAW 113. In all honesty, commands like VF-3 are unusual in the extreme, kept together primarily because of US commitments to the UN Earth Defense Treaty. If any extraterrestrial threat- mars or otherwise- appears, you'll be seconded to the EDF as part of the treaty obligations. You're not exactly sure how that makes you feel, to be honest- rumors say the EDF would probably just use the unit as the core of a reformed JFW, but they're free to shuffle around personnel as they see fit. Not that you expect that to be an issue. Mars pretty much shot it's bolt, according to people who're paid to know this sort of thing. The ones living on earth, even the ones in places like Roswell, are pretty heavily monitored, too, so there's not much to worry about there- and even if they weren't, there's not that many of them and most of them are pretty loyal, it seems like- you know there's a couple hundred in the Navy, for sure. The seabed colonies are a different story, of course, but they barely maintain a police force, let alone a standing military of any sort. 3/4 (oops)
“Hey Frank, who do you think that is?” Merlin's voice pulls your mind back from it's wanderings. You look at the pair of seahawks again as they flare for their approach, noting that neither carry many identifying marks beyond the US NAVY printed in large letters along their tail boom. While that's not exactly unusual, most units by now have started to adopt 'unofficial' art on their vehicles- your own aircraft's tail is a good enough example of this. It means that, whoever those choppers belong to, either they're brand new, just out of training and formation, or they're special operations and don't want to be recognizable.  “No idea Sammy. Let's go see!”  “No idea, kiddo. But we need to go find the boss, I've been thinking about her new system and I've got some problems with it.” “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”
>>27009367>[x] “No idea Sammy. Let's go see!”
>>27009367> “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”I thought we already voiced our objections to the new system and she said it was just for patrol range purposes
>>27009367>[X] “No idea, kiddo. But we need to go find the boss, I've been thinking about her new system and I've got some problems with it.”
>>27009367>“Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”>first replies are a perfect split of votesheh
 “No idea Sammy. Let's go see!”
>>27009367>[x] “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”They're SF or Tech's of sorts with higher security clearance AND pay grade then us.
>>27009473Ah forgot, Best night of the week!
>>27009473It must be a trip doing the background checks/character reference for a teenaged girl
>>27009367> “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”lets hive her some time (finally)
>>27009367[x] “No idea Sammy. Let's go see!” Two helicopters who look out of the ordinary. That's always worthy of a BARCAP lookover, especially during wartime.
>>27009367 “No idea Sammy. Let's go see!”SF or not, they get looked over just like everyone else.
>>27009367[x] “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”Mav time means Goose time.
>>27009535If you're implying those are russian infiltrators who managed to land on an aircraft carrier there's not exactly much we can do that won't get us shot
>>27009582Also why wouldn't they paint more markings or "Official" markings if it was Russians?
>>27009367 “No idea Sammy. Let's go see!”starting early i see, thanks! (for those on the east coast, we don't have to go till 3am or so to finish a quest.
>>27009606And if they can convince the air traffic staff they can convince us
>>27009367>[x] “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”Yeah, okay. Let's see what kind of mess she may or may not be in.
>>27009618>starting early i see,He's actually starting a little late then normal. >we don't have to go till 3am or so to finish a quest.Ha! whats the fun in that?
>>27009367> "Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her."Finally, Maverick time.
>>27009367[x] “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”
>>27009714try going to work in the morning at 7 then.
>>27009367> “No idea Sammy. Let's go see!”> “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”Why not both? Check them out and then go find Patty.
>>27009367>[X] “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”Maverick needs some love, and we can just find Ice later. Though I stress that we should find Ice and tell her, because problems that can manifest IN COMBAT are quite serious.
>>27009367>[X] “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”
>>27009771I got class at 8, I was just joking. Just had too much fun with VMQ2 late nights the last few days...
>>27009813Rage or No Rage?Charlotte or Mary-Kate?
>>27009367> “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”
>>27009367> “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”Haven't seen Maverick in like forever.>>27009875Don't you mean berserk mode or no berserk mode?
>>27009367[x] “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”I just want to finally talk to Mav.
>>27009367>“Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”We can see Ice later and I rather not have a fight with her about this
>>27009902Something like that.
>>27009875Haha, would have voted control but fell asleep at my desk, voted Mary-Kate.
>>27009367> “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”>>27009927Dude, just because we disagree with her system doesn't mean we're going to fight. Combat tends to be a serious issue, and it's a superior's duty to listen to the concerns of her subordinates.
>>27009902don't remind me of that as odds are it'll bite us in the ass down the line
>>27010031True, but she has been babying us lately and I don't think Frank likes that even though he knows he's a walking PSTD bomb waiting to go off.Granted I like Ice but Mav needs to go first this round
>>27009367>[x] “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”then with Patty in tow>[x] “No idea Sammy. Let's go see!”
>>27010049Odds are it'll also bite us down the line if we had chose to control it. Menendez even said as such.
>>27010070This. Lets go find out together. We've gone on trips with everyone else, now it's Mav's turn.
>>27010080better to control it than to repress it.VMQ2 seems mired with inconsistencies no doubt due to the new fans who can't make up their minds on if they a Jager the second or someone different.
>>27010124Considering the expert himself said the exact opposite, I'm inclined to disagree.
>>27010140You over look the fact that he said something similar about repressing it and considering Lucas is basically in a wetworks sort of thing, it'll be hard to keep up a knightly code of honor and when that lapses a mess is going to happen.It'd be better if Lucas was an engineer i.e. a class that wouldn't have to get messy as much as others.
Gentlemen, could you keep VMQ to VMQ and SWQ to SWQ? Let's try and not cross the streams here.
>>27010066The new rotation she put in place was because the witches were having trouble keeping up with Frank and the twins because while the Wyverns can loiter for long periods on patrol, the witches have much shorter times they can stay in the air and it was starting to become a problem. Her system is fine and is better thought out than tiring witches out each time they go on patrol.
>>27010197Especially for those of us who've no interest in the former.>[x] “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”
>>27010197So guys how's that Kitty Hawk doing?
>>27010197what would happen if we crossed the streams Egon?
>>27010185...He never says anything about repressing the thing being good. The only way we're going to lose control is if you guys screw up and you jump on going nuts as a cop out.
>>27010197>Gentlemen, could you keep VMQ to VMQ and SWQ to SWQ? Let's try and not cross the streams here.This. Anyways, if you've got questions or issues you are free to send them to me via the twitter. Please don't hijack other threads if you want VMQ discussion.
>>27010227Real cute.>>27010231If we're lucky? Not much. More likely complete protonic reversal.
>>27010241given how SWQ fans are reading it, that's a certainty.Now can we just stop this like Bit said?Now for something more on topic: What are the odds of talking to Maverick getting interrupted by Russians attacking?
[x] “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”Arguing with Ice before a major operation is not a good idea. For all the shit Frank has been getting over frazzled nerves, I'm amazed we haven't called her out on that.Besides, one of the things we chatted with Slider about is that we've kinda left Patty out in the cold, and I imagine that's only been exacerbated since the accident. Lets chat with her.
>>27010241>repressingControl, it's was meant to be control.
>>27010292>Meanwhile, at Soviet headquarters...Radar Operator: ALERT ALERT! CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT DETECTED!Commander: SCRAMBLE THE MIGS!
>>27010253Do you still check your email Merc?
>>27010070[x] “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”>>27010292>What are the odds of talking to Maverick getting interrupted by Russians attacking?Depressingly high.
>>27010327Sir that ace is on the carrier! what do we do?!
>>27010364send HER in...
>>27010373I wonder if radar could detect a witch who's gone ballistic and intends on stopping her fall with the hull of your ship and her extremely formidable shields.
>>27010407that would be some damn good radar
>>27010322Goddamn it just stop already. I'd respond to your point but it'd likely just keep things going.
>>27010449Quit your bitching, I was just correcting my post.
>>27010437>Be inna carrier>Hear a loud thud and some crashing noises from above you>Head for the stairs, a fucking soviet superwitch proceeds to punch through your head
>>27010373No, goddammit! She doesn't play by the rules!
>>27010469Are you trying to start something and it wasn't much of a correction.And pardon me for attempting to not talk about VMQ here while you insist on it.
>>27010481I don't think she KNOWS the rules.
>>27010508...I don't think she knows there ARE rules.
>>27010508>>27010523The perfect counter to the Americans then!
>>27010373>MEANWHILE, IN THE AMERICAN BATTLEGROUP"Sir a bogey just disappeared off of our radar... and for a second.. I thought I heard singing"
>>27010523"There's only one rule in war.... RAPERAPERAPERAPERAPERAPERAPERAPE!"
>>27010508>>27010523"The Geneva Conventions are for sissies!"
>>27009367[x] PattyHey Ghost, I'm headed down to AWA myself. I just caught up with the quest a couple weeks back, and you got me hooked, you bastard. I wanna buy you a drink or two.
>>27010605this coming from the witch who does not know the birds and the bees. God help us all
[x] “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty. Let's see if we can go find her.”You shake your head, pushing yourself off the railing and grimacing at the shooting pain in your shoulder- must have been leaning on it too long. “Not a clue, but I've been meaning to go talk to Patty.” You say, rotating your arm and rubbing it a bit- the pain fades quickly, thankfully. You'd have been worried if it didn't,honestly. “Let's see if we can go turn her up.”Merlin nods, casting one look back over her shoulder at the pair of choppers, their blades spinning on inertia now as their crew chiefs open their doors and a small group of witches- maybe eight, total, disembark. A couple minutes of searching- also known as poking your head into Ice's office and asking Slider, who's in there talking with the boss- turns up Maverick down in the hangar, helping her ground crew and Goose go over their strikers. Their strikers are housed along the back end of the hangar deck, near the pair of Wyverns. While they're not large in and of themselves- they take up the total space of both of your jets, actually- They still seem like they get more space than they should- even your wyverns are crammed into the bay without too much space available between them, just enough to work on them. Goose, sitting on the deck of her striker stand, swinging her legs off the side while the tech crew adjusts something in them, sees you first. “Hi Samantha! Hi Frank!” she says, waving. Merlin smiles and waves back- she gets along with Goose about as well as she does anyone else, though it seems like it's more of an even friendship there, not the little sister thing she's got going with the rest of the witches. 1/2
Mav, standing next to her strikers, talking to the sole tech working on them, nodding occasionally, turns around at Goose's greeting. She doesn't echo it, watching you with a look on her face you can't readily identify. You're not sure if she's happy or apprehensive- she's not been avoiding you, not exactly, but it's not like either of you has made a significant effort to see the other. “Isn't that cold?” You ask, nodding at her bare feet, noting that, Goose, too, has her shoes and socks off. They must have been testing magical systems- that's the only reason you can think that they'd be barefoot- it's the only time you've seen any of them barefoot, honestly. Even on alert, they wear shoes they can get in and out of easily. Patty shakes her head. “Nah, you get used to it.” She says, shrugging. You watch her carefully for the tell-tale smirk that'd herald a lewd comment to follow that- none appears. Maybe she has-“Kinda like a small-” She continues, before you interrupt her. “Hey!” You say. “You need to be careful what urban legends you repeat. One of these days, you might just find out which ones are true!” She turns around at that, shaking her head. “With you?” She says. “Nah, that'd be kinda weird. You're like my brother, Frank.”“Well,” You say with a shrug. “At least you can't say I never offered.”She laughs again. “Maybe if the rumors had been a bit more flattering, I'd take ya up on that offer. Now, what can I do for ya?” “Well, you could start by taking off your clo- I mean, I wanted to talk with you, if you've got the chance.” “Oh, nothing, just wanted to see how you were doing. Been a while since we talked.”
>>27010749>[X] “Well, you could start by taking off your clo- I mean, I wanted to talk with you, if you've got the chance.”
>>27010749>[x] “Oh, nothing, just wanted to see how you were doing. Been a while since we talked.”Don't want to rile her up. That feeling when unsure of which choice to pick and what would accuse me of waifu'ing or not.
>>27010749> “Well, you could start by taking off your clo- I mean, I wanted to talk with you, if you've got the chance.”hue
>>27010749 “Well, you could start by taking off your clo- I mean, I wanted to talk with you, if you've got the chance.”
>>27010749> “Oh, nothing, just wanted to see how you were doing. Been a while since we talked.”
>>27010749>[x] “Well, you could start by taking off your clo- I mean, I wanted to talk with you, if you've got the chance.”
>>27010749[x] “Oh, nothing, just wanted to see how you were doing. Been a while since we talked.”She'll think we're up to something. We'll leave, and she'll be wondering 'just what was he distracting me from', and then BAM, NOTHING HAPPENS. It'll drive her nuts!
>>27010749> “Well, you could start by taking off your clo- I mean, I wanted to talk with you, if you've got the chance.”I asked for this
>>27010749>[X] “Well, you could start by taking off your clo- I mean, I wanted to talk with you, if you've got the chance.”It's a joke people, let's start off on a friendly note.
>>27010749> “Well, you could start by taking off your clo- I mean, I wanted to talk with you, if you've got the chance.
>>27010749>[x] “Well, you could start by taking off your clo- I mean, I wanted to talk with you, if you've got the chance.”Mav's our bro, and Bros help Bros by making inappropriate comments.
>>27010749>[x] “Well, you could start by taking off your clo- I mean, just wanted to see how you were doing. Been a while since we talked.”>tacoshellgirlwhynotboth.jpg
>>27010749> “Well, you could start by taking off your clo- I mean, I wanted to talk with you, if you've got the chance.”
>>27010749> "Oh, nothing, just wanted to see how you were doing. Been awhile since we talked."
>>27010749[x] “Well, you could start by taking off your clo- I mean, I wanted to talk with you, if you've got the chance.”>She laughs again. “Maybe if the rumors had been a bit more flattering, I'd take ya up on that offer.Poor Frank. His skill is so huge others have to spread negative rumors about his cannon.
>>27010682Cool! I look forward to it, though my heavy drinking days are long behind me and Planefag has already said something about getting me very drunk. probably to molest me. Sage cos it's not an update, haha.
 “Oh, nothing, just wanted to see how you were doing. Been a while since we talked.”
>>27010926Must be the Reds trying to ruin troop Moral.
>Mav, standing next to her strikers, talking to the sole tech working on them, nodding occasionally, turns around at Goose's greeting. She doesn't echo it, watching you with a look on her face you can't readily identify. You're not sure if she's happy or apprehensive- she's not been avoiding you, not exactly, but it's not like either of you has made a significant effort to see the other. Man, I feel bad for Patty :/ The accident wasn't her fault, damnit!
>>27010931sounds like it's not an adult drink he's offering, but something like a red bull. and i think you'll need it.
>>27011330now that i think about it, we should have brought some drinks (coffee, coke, non adult kind) for use to share with as we talked. it... would be a bit better that way...
[x] “Well, you could start by taking off your clo- I mean, I wanted to talk with you, if you've got the chance.”“Well,” you say with a grin. “You could start by taking off your clo- I mean, I wanted to talk with you, if you've got the chance.”Mav grins a bit. “You sure? I mean, we'd attract a crowd, here.”“Pfft.” You say, looking around to make sure Merlin's out of earshot. She and Goose both seem to be wrapped up in their own conversation. “What if I'm an exhibitionist?” Patty laughs. “As if. Though I bet Katya would like that. Anyway, yeah, I’ve got a minute.” She says. “But I'm not walking that far, I don't want to put my boots back on.”“I could always carry you.” You offer, jokingly. “Aw, hell naw.” She says. “Then I'd have to deal with Ice and Slider and Katya. Fuck that.”You laugh. “Fair enough. What's with them, anyway?” You ask. Patty looks at you like you're beyond hopeless. “I- really? Ya know what? Naw. You're on your own here. I hope that's not what you wanted to talk about.” You shake your head with another laugh. The two of you walk over to the port side opening on the deck, behind a hornet from VFA-86, the sidewinder logo on the tail painted in a dull black and grey scheme. “Hey, listen, Frank.” Mav says, leaning on the chain and looking out over the ocean. The fleet's moving north east- you're due to link up with some Canadian ships, then proceed to your station off Iceland while the marines hit the beach. “I'm really sorry about the thing off California. I didn't think about it at all, and I know it doesn't mean much, but I'm sorry about that.” “Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either.” “Sorry? Hell, you should be happy you managed to beat me.” Other! (write in!)
>>27011546>You laugh. “Fair enough. What's with them, anyway?” You ask....My God.He can't be that clueless...right?
>>27011546> “Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either.”Be sure to point out that it was mostly due to the plane itself.
>>27011546> “Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either.”
>>27011546> “Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either.”"And besides, maybe you needed the handicap to beat me."Combo the two.
>>27011546[x] “Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either.”>>27011586I like to believe, at this point, that it's evolved into subconscious denial.
>>27011546>[X] “Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either.”
>>27011546>[x] “Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either. If anything the plane is at fault for not handling me!">>27011586Think it's him just joking. Mostly... ok partly.
>>27011546[x] “Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either.”Frank pushed it too hard. Old plane, no Merlin, he should have been more careful.
>>27011546>[x] “Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either.”>[x] "Come on, Patty, I was afraid you would stop talking to me forever. Don't worry about it."
>>27011546>“Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either.”> “Sorry? Hell, you should be happy you managed to beat me.”Both, start off with a joke then turn serious
>>27011546>>27011546> [x] Other! "Aww come on. You'd better not be beating yourself up over this. You didn't do anything crazier than we used to when we were paired up. The plane was the problem."
>>27011586I think this is part denial and also partly due to him realizing they have there own problems and maybe some feeling for him will be an escape or something like that
>>27011546 “Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either.”
>>27011546>[x] “Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either.”So far, the investigation seems to be coming up with simple mechanical failure due to old age.
>>27011708I'm pretty sure Frank is well aware that both Ice and Slider care deeply about him. Slider more or less broke it down for Frank, regarding Ice and her daddy issues, Slider is physically affectionate and was almost moved to tears when Frank reminded her firmly about his responsibility as an aviator, and Katya may as well be wearing a sign that reads "PUT YOUR POTATO IN MY BORSCHT, FRANK BISHOP. DO IT NOW."
>>27011892i have an idea who did that with sanya some time ago....
>>27011892PUT YOUR POTATO IN MY BORSCHT, FRANK BISHOP. DO IT NOWI laughed so very hard at this but then stopped thinking that it could very well be true.If not Katya, Yandere Stalin
>>27011927Speaking as Katyafag, too fucking lewd.
>>27011892>DO IT NOWI can't help but be remind of this for some reason.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOoOP2l_ahQ
>>27011927Soviet Mass-Producing Witch program?
>>27011927I swear, what is it with anime girls and their inability to find decent maternity wear. It's not like it's HARD to do...
>>27011892>>27011955man, this is just SCREAMING for some rule 34 to happen.
>>27011955Hell, if Frank doesn't know that the girls LOVE HIM after he came back as the Ghost of Christmas Presents, which ended up with the whole lot of them tacking him to the ground in a big, weepy mess, there are no heroes left in man.He can't even crack jokes about playing hero around Ice or Slider, and Merlin is so attached to Frank I bet she'll make Kenji or whomever where a FrankMask whenever they snuggle up to read WitchComix together.
>>27011986>decent maternity wear>communist russia during a huge war.pick one.
>>27011892It's probably a good thing Princess Katsumi never introduced the squadron to the "King Game".As fun as it would be to see, it has the potential to end very, very poorly
>>27012089>Ice or SliderAnd Katya, heroism may be a trait about him she likes, but she's perfectly aware how heroes tend to end up.
>>27012107Needs to be done, now.
>>27012089SWQ rule of dense MCs
>>27012107http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H47g0Q8sVeUBABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY
>>27012107Someone mind explaining to me what this is?
>>27012229The link from >>27012212 Pretty much explains it.
>>27012212well alrighty then
>>27012365It's the king in action. All hail the king.
>>27012528Now, Imagine Slider given that godlike power, or even worse the Sharktwins
Oh hay, random anon here wondering what IRC channel this quest is organized at. Last thread Ghost mentioned something about getting writers squared away. After picking up the book "Viper Pilot" a few days ago, I kinda wanted to do a little short story about Wild Weasel missions during this war.
>>27012588he hangs out in #swq on rizon
>>27012563Katya will want Frank to do something but end up failingSlider, Mav and Sharktwins will troll anyone happily.Ice will restrain herself and most likely the second easiest target for orders.Goose and Merlin are poor battle causalities.
>>27012563>Slider given that godlike powerI want to see that now but we never will...
>>27012620we can dream, comrade>capcha is a picwhat the flip flap fakkity fuck
>>27012606>Katya"Number 2, kiss me!">our face when 2 is Ice
>>27011546[X] “Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either.”[X] “Sorry? Hell, you should be happy you managed to beat me.”
>>27012661>thread's face when 2 is Merlin
>>27012661>Ice"Number 3, w-wear this collar>3 is slider
>>27012737More likely to be cute than lewd, tbh.
>>27012661Pic related.>>27012745Ice is the sub and, therefore, would be wearing the collar.>>27012755But '2lewd' would probably be the initial reaction.
>>27012212>>27012563>>27012606>>27012661>>27012680we need a DRAWFAG IN HERE! we need a DRAWFAG RIGHT NOW! this image must be made!
 “Not your fault, I didn't think it would be an issue either.”“Not your fault, Patty.” You say, looking out over the ships you can see- even a few miles off and out this side, the fleet's pretty impressive. “Shit, I didn't think it'd be an issue either.”She shrugs. “Yeah, I figured you'd say that. I still feel guilty. Shit, if you hadn't punched out when you did, I don't know if you'd have walked away. You have some amazing reflexes man, that thing couldn't have even started to skid before you were going for the handles.” “You get a feel for those kinds of things.” You say. “Like the plane is an extension of yourself and-”“Oh, don't you start in on that bullshit too.” She says, sounding exasperated. “Rick used to pull the same shit, about feeling the target and being one with the missile and all that shit.” “In bed, too?” You ask, grinning. “Bah.” She responds. “Like you'd want to know what we did. Anyway, don't try that quasi-mystical pilot bullshit with me. How'd you even know?”You shrug, leaning against the chain yourself. “I don't know. It just felt wrong, it did the whole flight. Something was off about that tomcat, and I still don't know what it was. It just... quit, ya know?” 1/2
She nods. “Sure, but there's that pilot voodoo bullshit again.”You laugh. “There's plenty of cases of pilots doing that kind of shit! Look at that chief test pilot, what was his name? Young? Something like that. Dude's legendary for doing that kind of shit.” Mav laughs. “Yeah, and he was a wartime ace with multiple decorations.”“So am I.” You point out. “And he didn't have some sort of messiah witch in his aircraft.” She adds. “Tell the truth dude, if Merlin had been there, could you have gotten that jet down in one piece?”You look back over your shoulder- where Merlin is standing in Goose's strikers, still in their rack- as the techs work on some system and the two young witches chat away. She waves at you and you nod back. “C'mon Frank. Could you have gotten that plane down with Merlin in the back seat? What about if Katya was a trained backseater? What about Ice, could you have landed with Ice in the back seat?” She presses.  “If I'd had Merlin in the back, we'd have never found out, you'd have never gotten the chance to pass that close to me. I don't know about if Katya had been trained for it, or if Ice was there though.” “Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway.
>>27012849>Look at that chief test pilot, what was his name? Young?FSDUIREFDFDR
>>27012849> “Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway.it is a mystery
>>27012849 “If I'd had Merlin in the back, we'd have never found out, you'd have never gotten the chance to pass that close to me. I don't know about if Katya had been trained for it, or if Ice was there though.”
>>27012849> “Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway.
>>27012849[X] “Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway.
>>27012849 “Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway.
>>27012849>[x] “If I'd had Merlin in the back, we'd have never found out, you'd have never gotten the chance to pass that close to me. I don't know about if Katya had been trained for it, or if Ice was there though.”>Look at that chief test pilot, what was his name? Young? Something like that. Dude's legendary for doing that kind of shit.”HAHA! HAHA!
>>27012849> “Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway.>"And he was so deep in witches some sparkles probably rubbed off on him anyway"
>>27012849> “Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway.""Besides, it's not 'voodoo bullshit'. Think of it like adjusting to a new pair of Strikers - you girls have trouble at first, but after a while you know how they feel. A plane's like that. So's a bike.
>>27012849> “If I'd had Merlin in the back, we'd have never found out, you'd have never gotten the chance to pass that close to me. I don't know about if Katya had been trained for it, or if Ice was there thoug
>>27012849[x] “If I'd had Merlin in the back, we'd have never found out, she would have told me exactly was wrong before we even taxied."
>>27012849> "Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway."
>>27012849>[x] “Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway.
>>27012849>[x] “If I'd had Merlin in the back, we'd have never found out, you'd have never gotten the chance to pass that close to me. I don't know about if Katya had been trained for it, or if Ice was there though.”
>>27012849>Merlin is standing in Goose's strikers, still in their rackI guess we already knew this from the wyvern but I find it strange how striker incompatibility doesn't bar access to dr miyafuji's leg dimension. Is it just a matter of improper magic focusing ability?
>>27012849>[x] “Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway.Such is life.
>>27012849>[X] “Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway.
>>27012849[x] “Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway.>Look at that chief test pilot, what was his name? Young?Wasn't Young's first instance of Gnomery - actually in SWQ at least - making one of the engines crap out when they came in for a landing on bogus mechanical issues?
>>27013070It was the first thread, even
>>27012849 “Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway.that bird is gone, and i'm banned from flying others for the forsee able future. also add"say, what happened to Young anyway?"
>>27013082That's right. It was right after scaring the shit out of little Sanya, right?
>>27013084After one too many crashes his German wife locked him in a closet till he ran for President.
>>27013185would you just shut up about that as he'd never go for being president while being a test pilot would be more up his alley.That and if Young was president, Russia would have won the cold war due to Young's presidency destorying the US before they could.
>>27013211Young is the type of person who would jump up and down on the Football for shits and giggles.
>>27013185> After one too many crashes his German wife made him help raise all their kids till he ran for President.fixed that for you.
>>27013228No, he'd try to play actual football with it.
>>27013211>would you just shut up about that as he'd never go for being president while being a test pilot would be more up his alley.I really dont think so. Besides, Young was specifically mentioned to HATE being a Test Pilot.I dunno how Minna got him to take the cushy job.
>>27013246I can't imagine how heavily his secret service agents would drink
>>27013236>Young-Minna spawnJesus Christ how horrifying. I pity the poor bastards in the Air Force who got them, witches or boys.
>>27013254He hated the idea of a test pilot because it would take him away from the front. Once the martians give up and it's back to fun and games, go for it
>>27013236> After one too many crashes his German wife made him help raise all their kids till he flew the apollo moon mission. fine tuned that for you.
>>27013254tbh he probably is a high ranking Air Force General, that is if he isnt retired.the kids must be horrifying good in the cockpit though
>>27013297I mean he would only be 67 in 89 so he probably is one of the people running the Air Force now.
>>27013297>One's like a german, the other's insane
I'm having a hard time seeing Minna as maternal. She'd probably be pretty overprotective actually, if her behavior around the strike witches was any indication
>>27013396including shooting boyfriends?
>>27013321then damn it, if he's running it, then the air force should NOT be a joke as it is now. some times i wish we had better spread in the quality of flying pilots in each branch of the armed forces.
>>27013396young would likely to shoot them first. he's over protective around his own sister robin as well.
>>27013436especially shooting boyfriends>Girl brings you home to meet her parents>Oh right her dad's a war hero oh god oh man oh he's a radical dude he came out to meet me this is going well>enter the house, temperature drops ten degrees as you see her mom reloading cartridges for her pistol>by hand
>>27013396Honestly I have difficulty reconciling her characterisation in SWQ with the show itself. She seems a lot more ~ara ara~ motherly in the show. In the quest, she's repressed and dutiful. Sort of like a slightly less stern Trude.
>>27013535you haven't watched enough of it then as Minna has some batshit over protective moments
>>27013502Then he goes for the shotgun
[x] “Maybe. Hard to say. We'll never know anyway. “Maybe,” you say noncommittally. “Hard to say. We'll never know anyway, what's the point in playing that game?” Mav sighs. “Yeah, fair enough. I'll drop it.” She looks back at Goose and Merlin. “Heh, there goes Goose, slackin again.”You laugh. “Hell, I'm surprised Samantha didn't push her out of her strikers. She loves that shit.” You say. Mav nods. “Sure. It's not the same in the jet, is it?” You shrug. “I don't know, probably not. She's got the leg doodads though.” “Huh, really? Didn't know that. Wonder if they're the same as our strikers.” Patty says, looking over at your wyvern.  “No idea.” “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”
>>27013596> “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”This doesn't count as NTR right
>>27013596[x] “No idea.”Considering how much trouble Merlin and whichever of the twins it was went through getting them set up, probably best not to mess with it.
>>27013596>[x] “No idea.”Merlin got it set to how she likes it, better not fuck with it.
>>27013596 “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”TRIAL AND ERROR TIME! make sure merlin and work crews are on hand to watch the computer read outs.
>>27013596[x] “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”Hopefully the Wyvern won't be too upset with us.
>>27013596> “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”
>>27013596> “No idea.”I agree with >>27013639
>>27013596>[x] “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”Doesn't hurt to look. Hopefully.
>>27013596[x] “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”This could be illuminating.
>>27013596[X] “No idea.”
>>27013596 “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”it doesn't hurt to try, right? just bring merlin with us anyway to watch out. >>27013610it's not NTR if we make it a 3way with merlin on hand, right?
>>27013596[x] “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”
>>27013596 “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”this should add more to Mav's screen time anyway.
>>27013596>[x] "No Idea."Guys, we're being deployed into a combat zone. Frank is too much of a professional to risk screwing up his multi-million dollar experimental fighter aircraft on a whim.
>>27013596>[x] “No idea.”Bout to go into war zone no time for futzing around with jet settings
>>27013596[X] Other: See what Merlin thinks. It wouldn't hurt to RTFM (or at least ask somebody who has read it) first.
>>27013715We know from experience that new witches in a striker doesn't mess up the striker, it can just put the witch out of sorts if they keep using it. So long as she doesn't try to adjust anything it'll be fine
>>27013596[x] “No idea.”Cause messing with our Bird before going into combat is SUCH a good idea.>>27013713>this should add more to Mav's screen time anyway.but at what cost?
>>27013749Yeah this. Letting Mav give it a try sounds like a lot of fun, but we should probably ask the expert first
>>27013715we busted up a tomcat. he is a MC of a strike witches quest. think about it some more.also>>27013596 “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”
>>27013596>[x] “No idea.”
>>27013596[x] “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”A little testing won't hurt.
>>27013596[x] “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”I hope Merlin won't feel like someone else is muscling in on her niche. Just stay on the ground.
So, nobody remembers the part where witches get sick from adjusting to new strikers? Do we really want merlin to be violently ill if there's a scamble call?
>>27013629>>27013639>>27013659>>27013678>>27013715>>27013724>>27013762GUYS! damn it, let's just bring Merlin along and the tech crews before we pop Mav in. we DO need to do some tests with alts anyway. Marlin's folks would love to get that kind of data on their bird.
>>27013596[x] “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”Be careful. Maybe have Merlin keeping an eye on things?
>>27013819Only through continual usage, I think it was implied. Just sitting around in the leg dimension shouldn't hurt
>>27013819Nevermind. I suck.
>>27013596[x] “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”>>27013819Adjusting to a new striker. A single use won't change much. She DID propose it herself, trust her judgement.
>>27013596> “No idea.”>>27013772>we busted up a tomcat.That wasn't a good thing and he ain't Young, Fronk thinks a little before doing.>>27013824>we DO need to do some tests with alts anywayIs anyone else rated for Merlin does?
>>27013836...I wonder if anybody's thought to strap a camera to a witch's calves
>>27013819the wyvern set up isn't like the strikers. this should be a problem.
>>27013863>should NOT be a problem! damn not checking spelling! ><
>>27013772We didn't KNOW we were going to burn out the Tomcat. That was gnome magic problems, we don't know enough about that yet.
>>27013596> "Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out."
>>27013856gun camera, booty camera.. i like this idea.
>>27013596>[X ]"No Idea."I honestly can't see much good coming from this, mainly because of the unknown. Doing a science experiment on our way to a combat zone is a stupid idea, "I don't think..." or "It shouldn't..." is not an excuse.
>>27013596> “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”but ASK MERLIN FIRST
>>27014041we also might find a hidden but important trick/hint/or ablity that might mean life or death to us all later. we are wandering into a taken island nation that DOES NOT SHOW AS MUCH RESISTANCE AS IT SHOULD! warning! traps and yandere super witch are likely to be there! we need new tricks up our sleave!
>>27014041/tg/ seems to, on this quest, alternate between professional competence, and utter stupidity.I mean seriously, we already got chewed out once for treating a multi-million dollar jet as our personal toy, and /tg/ seems hell-bent on making it happen again. At the very least, get Merlin's opinion, and preferably some from the techs.
>>27013596> “No idea.”
>>27013596 “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”
>>27014180>seeing if the leg-things are the same as normal strikers>automatically treating the Wyvern as a toyYou are 300% retarded. Nothing was said about a flight or anything. It's literally seeing if the leg things are the same.
>>27013596>[x] “No idea.”stahp
>>27014271can't we get a comprimize with talking to merlin, the twins and ground crew if Mav can fit into the wyvern?
>>27014271And if it's not the same leg things, and something gets messed up because we assumed they were? We have literally zero idea what we're doing, and it would take ten seconds to ask somebody who might know.The tiniest shred of caution here could prevent something like the interface blowing up due to incompatible magic or something like that. Granted, it is unlikely that anything too bad will happen, but the tiniest shred of caution and common sense could prevent anything bad from happening. You don't fuck with multi-million-dollar pieces of equipment or vital war personnel.
>>27013596 “No idea.”Remember, people. The Wyvern is NOT a toy!
>>27013596[x] No idea.ADD "We could ask Merlin!"Jesus people, Goose adjusts poorly to new strikers. Imagine what might happen if she 'tries on' the Wyvern as part of the test?
>>27014403To be fair, it's pretty certain that only happens during extended use, and if it's a quick pop in and out, nothing is likely to happen.The important word, of course, being "likely", a concept whose implications you seem to understand.
>>27014403What does Goose have to do with this? And, at any rate, her bit before was stated to be a particularly bad case.>>27014391>incompatible magic or something like thatBecause the techs back in Cali totally wouldn't have spoken up about it if it was a concern.If there was any sort of power problem I'd say it would be a lack of it on the others' part seeing as when Merlin's slotted in she's interfacing with a lot more tech than just a pair of strikers.
>>27014452Yeah, I'd like to think the Wyvern's a bit...wilder than a pair of strikers. If the interface works as an extension of the Witch's abilities and senses, Goose would be getting exposed to...well, nothing like she's ever experienced before. Hell, I wouldn't want any of the girls to just hop in without clearing it with Merlin. They worry about rocket legs. Merlin, when she's in the Wyvern, can feel pain when it takes damage to any location on its body, and she's aware of its various systems.It'd be like putting a dog's conciousness inside a human body, the dog wouldn't know what the fuck.
>>27014523>Merlin, when she's in the Wyvern, can feel pain when it takes damage to any location on its body, and she's aware of its various systems.Wasn't that ruled as being a result of her machine empathy or whatever since she's able to talk to all sorts of aircraft?
>>27014466Because the techs totally had time to explain every single nuance of its operation to us, amirite? They may simply have assumed we weren't stupid enough to stick another witch in there without checking with them.It costs us maybe a minute to check in with somebody who knows a lot more than we do. It might cost us a hell of a lot more if we just stick a witch into a multi-million dollar experimental jet without a single though of caution.
>>27014574Because when she mentioned others trying out the Wyvern that's something Merlin totally would've held back information on, amirite?
>>27014611BITCH HELD OUT ON US OVER HER NIPPONESE BOY TOY WE CAN'T TRUST HER ANYMORE
>>27014523Even unarmed (cause I doubt they'd arm the Wyvern until needed) Mav could do a lot of damage to the system without realizing it.Let's not tempt Murphy or Ghost. He's already fucked us over once before for dicking around. I doubt Ghost will hesitate to fuck us over again.
>>27014611Granted, unlikely.But for the love of God, do you understand why people buckle seatbelts? It's called "better safe than sorry".
>>27014639Guess all that's left is to introduce her to Mr. Canopy Top Gun style, right? It'll take some work to make it look like an accident, sure, but in the end it'll be worth it. Then we can have the best girl, ██████, riding shotgun.>>27014707I just enjoy arguing. It's a family thing.
[x] “Hey, let's find out! We can fire it up on the APU and try it out.”“Well, I don't know, but let's find out!” You say, turning around. “We've got an APU hooked up, and the crew's all here, so it should be pretty easy.”Patty shrugs. “Sure. Beats acting like a battery for a while, anyway.”You walk back over to where Merlin and Goose- both out of the strikers, now, sitting on the deck while the crew closes up the access hatches- are. Merlin looks over at you as you walk up. “Hey Merlin, you think it'd be ok if we put Mav in the back seat to see if your magical thingamabobs are the same as a striker's?” You ask, jerking a thumb back at Patty. A look of concern crosses Merlin's face briefly, but she shakes her head. “N-no, as long as she doesn't try and reset them, it should be fine.”You nod. “You can sit up in the front office, if you want, I've got the MFDs up there and you can monitor it all, if you want.”Merlin shakes her head. “N-not really. All the system controls are in my part of the cockpit, you just have emergency stuff. I'll have to get in and start everything up, then she can try it out, though, if she wants.”1/3
“Try what out?” Ice says, walking up. “You're not about to do something stupid, are you Frank?” “Hardly. We were going to see if Merlin's interface in the Wyvern is the same as a striker interface.” You say. “She was helping them run tests on your shit, and me and Patty were curious.”“Hmm.” Ice says. “Merlin said it was ok?” Merlin nods. “Y-yeah. I th-think so, Miss Ice.”Ice shrugs as Slider walks up. “Sure, let's see. Go ahead and set it up.”You climb up onto the small ledge above the left side intake, following, carefully, the marked path on the back of the big fighter to the handholds running across the 'canopy'. “Don't step off that path.” You warn Mav as she follows you up. “Fragile, aren't they?” She says, looking across the fighter's back. You shake your head. “Not really, but picky about areodynamics. Don't need funk from your feet all over the back of my jet.”“Har-har.” She responds. “Ok, how do I do this?” “Wait for Merlin to set it up, just sit right there.” You say, hitting the retract control on the side of your ejection seat and dropping down into the dim cockpit. “Ah, shit. Hey! Someone get me a headset!” Merlin peers over the edge of the hexagonal hatch over your cockpit. “H-here Frank.” She says, handing down one of the ground crew's lightweight headsets. You plug it into the fighter's dataport- where the leads from your vest usually go. In this case, most of the 'plug' is just empty, with just the intercom and radio leads actually used by the headset. The two of you get the fighter on bare tick over- just the basic systems to run the magical interfaces and their associated systems. You remain in your cockpit as you hear Merlin's seat climb back out on it's rail. 2/3
“Ok, I'm in.” Mav says, a second later, and you hear the motors behind you rolling the seat back down. “This is a bit different. Where's the ports?” “Y-you have to slide them towards you, Miss Patty.” Merlin says. “Hit that switch r-right there.”“Ok, got it.” Mav says. You wait about two seconds before you hear a muted cry. “What's going on back there?” You demand, reaching over for the killswitch for the better part of the aircraft's systems. “M-miss Patty!” Merlin exclaims over the intercom. “Frank, kill the systems!” You trip the killswitch, pulling your headset from the port and standing up on your ejection seat, pulling yourself up and out of the now-dark cockpit with your arms. “Merlin, what happened?” You ask, looking down into the back office- where Patty is slumped over in the chair. “She ok?” “I-I don't know! Frank, I'm so s-sorry!” Merlin says, practically in tears.  “Ice! We got a bit of an issue! Call the doc!”  “Ok, ok. It's ok, let's just get her outta there.” Other! (write in!)
>>27014996WHELP.On the other hand, we did get permission beforehand, so it isn't entirely our fault.
>>27014996[x] “Ok, ok. It's ok, let's just get her outta there.”Totally called it on the heavier power draw.
>>27014996[X] “Ice! We got a bit of an issue! Call the doc!”Told you fuckers so
>>27014996Fucking called it! For Heaven's sakes /tg/, don't let Ghost bait you into raising death flags! “Ice! We got a bit of an issue! Call the doc!”
>>27014996[x] “Ok, ok. It's ok, let's just get her outta there.”>inb4 'm-more'
>>27014996Fucking called it.> “Ok, ok. It's ok, let's just get her outta there.”> Other! (write in!) CHECK MAVERICK TO SEE IF SHE IS HURT, GODDAMNIT.
>>27014996> “Ice! We got a bit of an issue! Call the doc!”At least we weren't COMPLETELY irresponsible. I guess.
>>27014996[X] “Ok, ok. It's ok, let's just get her outta there.”Let's hope no damage is done.
>>27014996> Other! (write in!)>Call for help, but make sure Merlin doesn't freak out and also check Mav's pulse
>[x] Get Gun, raise at ceiling, and shoot while yelling loudly
>>27015073Newfag here, whats the sauce on this?
Burning through the archives, on thread 39. It seems like I'm not going to be able to finish to participate in this one, see you in a week.
>>27014996>[x] “Ok, ok. It's ok, let's just get her outta there.”>[x] Other! (write in!) CHECK MAVERICK TO SEE IF SHE IS HURT, GODDAMNIT.
>>27014996 “Ok, ok. It's ok, let's just get her outta there.”lets not panic yet!this is still an intresting note we found. if normal witches can't use this, then merlin just can't use strikers either. i think Merlin is not really a "standard" witch, but a completely new breed.
>>27015052>>27015063>>27015069>wah, we'll damage the WyvernNo, you didn't call this. Not at all.>>27015099>not emptying the Wyvern's cannons into whatever's directly aheadThis isn't the Martian War. You gotta go bigger!
>>27015127you're missing the joke.
>>27014996> Other! (write in!) CHECK MAVERICK TO SEE IF SHE IS HURT, GODDAMNIT.Then,> “Ice! We got a bit of an issue! Call the doc!” I count this a lesson learned. You will screw us at every opportunity; merely ameliorating the risks is not enough.
>>27014996> “Ice! We got a bit of an issue! Call the doc!”Eh, rather get the doc ready and not needed...
>>27014996>[x] “Ice! We got a bit of an issue! Call the doc!”Frank confirmed for cursed with bad ideas.
>>27015103The Strike Witch movie
>>27015123also to note, Merlin is toting around a reseve of mana on the magnatudes bigger than any other witch known. it's like normal witchs (like ice and Mav) run on a pack of d-cels. Katya has a car battery, and Marlin runs on IRON MAN'S ARCH REACTOR! think about what THAT means.
>>27015147I was there for all of SWQ. I got the joke. The joke has been stuffed & mounted on my wall. If you know what I mean.
>>27015178I feel like a bad person for having laughed at this.
>>27015197Don't. I laughed too.>>27015185>think about what THAT means.She's a Planeswalker?
>>27015197I feel worse for having made it
>>27014996[x] “Ice! We got a bit of an issue! Call the doc!” Fucking really Ghost?
>>27015185Like Yoshika but actually competent at her task?
>>27015226you are a very bad person. Mav isn't dead yet!>>27015218no, and it does not quite fit here. i am thinking more like 40k's pyser rating.>>27015283better and competent, if not skilled.Merlin might be more than a match for yandere super witch!
>>27015185She will die if she runs out of power?
>>27015347>no, and it does not quite fit here. i am thinking more like 40k's pyser rating.It was the use of 'mana' that made it come to mind.
>>27015395kinda, she'll won't be able to keep the shields up when yandere shoots her in the cockpit.
>>27015418well, it COULD, if the MC was "Tapping" witches for his gnome mana. but Merlin is not for lewd, so there you go.
>>27014996>[x] "ICE! Call a Corpsman! Merlin, check the intake settings."
What if she loses her witch mojo as a result of this?
>>27015524Then there is something seriously fucking wrong, doesn't one of the sharktwins use this very same interface in their bird?
>>27015347>yetGet back to writing ghost
>>27015524she might be drained, but lose her witchness? unlikely.
>>27014996[x]“Ice! We got a bit of an issue! Call the doc!”[x] Remove her panties, begin emergency CPR
Goddammit, you fuckin' retards. I freaking called it.Combat zone. Not the time for fucking around with shit."Naw, it's okay. Won't fuck up the plane, we know that the only negative effect is that witches get a little wonky when using new strikers.">Witches get fucked up plugging in to new strikers>Let's have Patty plug on it to strikers that tiny uberwitch with a connection to tech that nobody really understands uses.>Surely nothing can go wrong.And that's why we don't pick the most retarded option availble because "that's what a SWQ MC does".
>>27015347>>27015551I'm not ghost. but i might be in telepathy with him.
>>27015546Yes they do, but each set of pilots and witches will have custom settings. My hypothesis is that Merlin forgot to tone down the intake rate to a level Mav could handle. Hopefully this means Mav will end up like Trude in the Jet striker episode of SW2
LOL.What'd you guys expect to happen?
>>27015603See, this sounds reasonable. Like trying to use a weight machine after a bodybuilder and not adjusting the weights
>>27015568i figured something bad was going to happen either way, damned if we do, damned if we don't...
>>27015611For her to feel a bit wierded out maybe, comment on the differences between leg dimensions or something. The concept of their always being a right or wrong choice irks me
>>27015611Wonderful things. The curing of cancer, the cessation of samefagging, and an end to the romantic wars.
>>27015628bull shit if we had done nothing, nothing bad would have happened.
>>27015611Mav becomes the living interface of the semi-self aware computer systems on the wyvern?
>>27015611For you to run more than once a quarter but I'm used to my expectations not being met.
>>27015611Well, I expected Tanks from you :(
So...Who's up for some grilled Patty?
>>27015611>Let's let a witch see what some witch gear feels like>lol what a bunch of idiots
>>27015611From you? Tanks. When.
>>27015611sunshine and lollipops that or world peace
>>27015675Stupid Carlos you're trying too hard. You should've gave us two options: a medium or well done Patty.
>>27015664>>27015663motherfuckers don't know 'bout my active duty schedule.>>27015676>implying I didn't vote against this.>Implying a specialized witch integration setup tailored for one specific witch wouldn't have consequences on anyone but that witchmaintain that forward thinking, bru.
>>27015675I WILL KILL YOU, YOU LITTLE SPIC BASTARD!
>>27015611>>27015611I expected some tanks from you Mouse. or at least a tank/strike 89 joint cross over where the bishop brothers team up together.
>>27015708>motherfuckers don't know 'bout my active duty schedule.Oh but I do. I just cease to care when you pretty much only put your name on to just go 'lol idiots'.
>>27015675only if there are pickles and mayonnaise
>>27014986Wait a second... the Wyvern was barely running. Did Mav accidentally bring the magic systems to full power, or is the power difference between Mav and Merlin really that big? Or did I misread that section?Hell, we don't know what actually knocked Mav out yet. Some sort of feedback from the magitech systems could have fried her rather than overdrawing her mana.
>>27015611Pretty much what >>27015641 said. I was one of the ones arguing for caution, but "Mav gets KOd" is pretty extreme when there was no non-metagaming information to suggest there was significant reason for concern.There's a difference between "tailored for one person" and "a deathtrap for anybody but that person". Other than the metagame knowledge that Ghost will fuck us at every opportunity, there was no convincing reason to believe there would be severe consequences. Most equipment tends to have either safety features to prevent serious issues like this, or be plastered with warnings; this was neither.
>>27015708where do they have you at? i hope that obummer isn't about to send you into syria to fight for the terrorist's side. you deserve better than that abuse.
>>27015708Nah, I'm just giving you shit. Respect the hell out of any folks in the service.
this is still top gun....guys the grim reaper is fucking us over!
>>27015739JESUS GHOST HE'S ON TO US>>27015740>I cease to care>replies.Tanks are coming. Eventually. Basically whenever I can. I'm supposed to have a few days off late this week so we'll see.GHOST UPDATE WHEN, JESUS.
>>27015764I wonder if Mav's been flying with Strikers for so long that it's almost muscle memory to feed power into them in a way that would get out of hand in the wyvern. We should have asked the sharktwins about this
>>27015813Oh, hey Maus. Glad you're still alive.
>>27015788We did have knowledge about possible side effects. We know that this shit is like strikers, Merlin said as much. We know from Goose and the Hunt For Goddamn Good Whiskey that witches all react differently to new strikers, and we know that sometimes it can put a witch out of commission, as the testing with Goose did.
Is the one-legged one the pilot or the RIO?
>>27015813>replies.Well of course I'm going to reply, I thought there was some sort of conversation going on.Regardless of my irritation with your schedule I hope you & yours will be spared direct involvement in any of this Syria shit.
>>27015849>Goose and the Hunt For Goddamn Good WhiskeyAwesome band name, imo.
>>27015611I expected Mav to adjust the system slightly (accidentally or not) to suit her better. Followed immediately by an emergency scramble order due to a Soviet attack. Frank and Merlin would have to scramble without fixing the magitech systems. During the battle, Ghost would use the mis-adjusted system to royally fuck Frank and Merlin over in the middle of combat.
>>27015813>>27015739O_odah fuq? i guessed that at completely at ran- oh dear god, maybe i have gnome magic/mind reading powers or some sort! anyway, don't sweat the postings times. you stay safe and in one piece, ok?
>>27015868better name than nickleback or lady gaga that is for sure.
>>27015849Eh, I'd still say this was highly unexpected. Everyone seemed cool with it, and it was understood, at least by me and I assume others, that any adjustments for smooth transition would have been made without our input. All of the, pardon my terminology, npcs here have at least basic to mid level understanding of the tech, while we were just throwing out a random suggestion. Also, Katya had no major issue when she used them in Cali, why should we have expected it here? >>27015993Nickleback isn't a bad name, its just now permanently associated with a shit band.
>>27016037We were in a tomcat with Katya.... not the Wyvern, just want to point that out.
>>27016037I don't remember Katya sitting in the Wyvern with us. I do remember being in the Tomcat, which didn't have an interface quite like the Wyvern's.
>>27016037>Also, Katya had no major issue when she used them in CaliShe was in a Tomcat, not the bleeding edge and highly temperamental Wyvern, of which the Striker versions the Witches all said were very finicky.
>>27016087For the flight test where shit went down yeah, but wasn't she also in the wyvern at some point before, some time after we talked about her radioing to her family in Russia?
>>27016037Because Katya was sitting in the backseat of a regular Tomcat, in a station for a regular non-magical RIO.Patty was plugging herself into a special-made magical system custom tailored for Merlin and Merlin alone.
>>27016163Not that I can recall, no
[x] “Ice! We got a bit of an issue! Call the doc!”You look back down in the cockpit- you can't tell if she's breathing or not. “Ice! We got a bit of an issue! Call the doc!” You yell down, trying to figure out how to get yourself down into the already small cockpit to see if you can move Patty. “I knew it!” Ice yells as slider sprints for one of the wall mounted phone boxes. “What is it with you Bishop?” “Wasn't fault, boss!” You yell back. “Get up here, I'm going to need a hand!” “Already on it, sir.” One of the ground crew says, joining you on your canopy perch. “how you want to play this?” You look down, seeing a few places you can get your boots. “I'll hop down, if she's breathing, we can get her out. I don't want to go for the rescue handles just yet.” He nods. “Ok, then I'll wait up here.”You drop down into the cockpit- positively cramped now, with two bodies in here. You feel for a pulse- it's there, and feel strong, hammering, even- that's a good sign, right? You look around for the release for the leg units- and suddenly realize how out of place you are. 1/3
>>27016180And one of the twins. And any other witch RIOs there might be.
“Hey, get Merlin.” You say to the crewdog, settling back as best you can. “Which one of these is the retract?” You ask as she looks over the rim of the hatch. “T-that one. I-is she...?” Merlin answers, pointing. “She's still breathing, strong heartbeat.” You respond, shrugging. Merlin nods, and disappears back over the side, replaced with the crewman. “Alright sir, ready when you are. Doc's here- well, kind of. Some witch, not one of yours.” He says. “Wonderful.” You mutter, hitting the release and thanking the various gods that Patty doesn't weigh that much- she's well-built, probably on par with Slider, taller and thinner, maybe, but just barely. If this was one of the twins, you might be in trouble. Working together, the two of you manage to pull her out of the cockpit. You slide down the spine of your fighter, jumping down and receiving the still knocked out Witch from the aircraft maintainer, carefully laying her out on the deck. 2/3
“Wot de hall hoppen 'ere?” The doc- a tanned witch with dark brown hair says, kneeling down next to Mav. “She doan look hurt none a-tall.” “Tried out the suite in the fighter, knocked her out. Is she hurt?” You ask, protectively pulling Merlin into your side. “Dat I doan know. You let me jes do my ting, heah?” the witch responds- an dog's tail appearing from her backside and the familiar glow of magic use surrounding her. A frown crosses her face. “She doan be 'urt none. Jes be knocked silly, oui. She must be tryin tings too strong fer 'er, heah? You doan let her do dat no mo.”“Brigitte, is she ok?” Another voice asks. “Oui, she be fine.” The witch responds. “She jes try things too strong fo her. Jes need some sleep, I cook her some 'o moi famille's famous gumbo, she be right as rain.” “Don't get carried away.” The witch says, a tone of command in her voice.Brigitte stands up, smiling. “She be fine. Yew jus let her sleep some, give 'er some good grub, she be fine.”You nod. “I- thanks. I'm Lieutenant commander Bishop.” You say, holding out your hand. The witch takes a step back. “So, you be 'im. Baron Samedi. You 'bes not be makin no moves on me and mine, non. We git along jes fine you do be behavin, oui?”You frown, trying to decipher her thick accent. “I- yeah, sure, ok.” you say. She winks and leans in closer. “But me, I bring the good rum, heah? You an me, we drink sometime, oui? I always do be wantin to see how a loa hold 'is drink.”You nod, confused, as the two witches leave the hangar deck- headed back up into the island. “Frank, get her back up to quarters, then you and Merlin come talk to me.” Ice says, looking at your aircraft as the ground crew resets the seats and makes sure nothing burnt out when you threw the kill switch.  “Got it, Boss.” “Not if you're gonna chew us out. This ain't the time, boss. At least leave Merlin out of it.”
>>27016206>twins bulkier than maverickhuh, I guess they are a few years older
>>27016206>she's well-built, probably on par with SliderFrank, you shouldn't be doing chest compressions yet.
>>27016223>[x] “Not if you're gonna chew us out. This ain't the time, boss. At least leave Merlin out of it.”Responsibility Dodging HOOOOOOOOO
>>27016223[x] “Got it, Boss.”
>>27016223>Baron Samediahahaha oh shit dude I guess we would be in that part of the world> “Got it, Boss.”
>>27016223>[x] “Got it, Boss.”
>>27016223>[x] “Not if you're gonna chew us out. This ain't the time, boss. At least leave Merlin out of it.”
>>27016223>She must be tryin tings too strong fer 'er, heah? You doan let her do dat no mo.Fucking knew it.[x] “Got it, Boss.”If she starts getting all reprimandy we'll be get Merlin out of it.
>>27016223>Patty talks about Voodoo magic bullshit>Suddenly Voodoo magic bullshit
>>27016223> "Got it, Boss."Really not the time to backtalk her. Wait til we're not in front of the crew.>Baron SamediNeat. Adding that to the list of Frank's nommes de guerre
>>27016197What part of "Custom-tailored" is unclear to you? They might have the same base system, but it's kinda expected that Merlin would have the special built prototype.
>>27016223> “Got it, Boss.”Back talk behind closed doors. Not in front of everyone.
>>27016223 “Got it, Boss.”Those Strikers were made for widespread use. The Wyvern wasn't fully active either. Something very funky is going on here. Having Merlin along might be a good idea.
>>27016223> “Got it, Boss.”Also: Rasta witch. I've waited so long for this day. Hotboxing will ensue.
>>27016251Yeah, that's a solution, dumbass.[x] Got it, Boss.We talk to her one on one, we get some stuff out in the air, and most importantly we act like a goddamned RESPONSIBLE OFFICER OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY. Holy shit.
>>27016197No, the software settings and suite parameters were customized and tailored specifically for Merlin, just like the suite in the twins' Wyvern is customized for the one that's the RIO.So no, you're wrong.
>>27016223>The witch takes a step back. “So, you be 'im. Baron Samedi.That's pretty fun->You 'bes not be makin no moves on me and mine, non. We git along jes fine you do be behavin, oui?”And I'm laughing harder than I should be.> I always do be wantin to see how a loa hold 'is drink.The fuck is a "loa"?
>>27016223...oh my god, is that a Cajun heal witch? Can we get her in the mess? “Got it, Boss.” Now is not the time to be an uppity mans
On a related note, I'm curious how the matrons feel about the shift towards witches as a support role in military technology. The Wyvern, those new ground vehicles... they're effective as fuck, but I'd understand if it had witches in general a bit worried
>>27016223[X] “Got it, Boss.”So either Merlin has a huge mana tank or gnomes have a huge mana tank.
>>27016330...That was clearly Cajun.
>>27016347Probably a cajun term for gnome. Based off the loa spirits and such.
>>27016223[X] “Got it, Boss.”>>27016347>The fuck is a "loa"?Haitian Voodoo spirits.
>>27016347>The fuck is a "loa"?Someone that one of the gods of voodoo channels through, usually taking them over for a short period of time and driving them like a brainhacked full cyber body.
>>27016369The latter would make a bit more sense, honestly. Not like they use it to fly or anything
>>27016330She's Cajun not Rasta. You'd think the french would give it away, if not the Haitian voodoo references.
>>27016372w...well shut up!
>>27016365Once the power supplies and systems are miniaturized enough, they'll probably be fitted onto Witches again. So instead of just a set of Strikers that go on the legs, it'll probably be a more fully enclosing power armor suit. Because now that the railgun/coilgun is on the battlefield, it's only a matter of time before it's miniaturized and made ready to fire using a Witch's magic, and a Witch can carry one into battle by herself.
>>27016347Coincidentally Baron Samedi is the loa of death.
Wait, I just noticed the pun.Witch doctor.
>>27016430SO here's a thought: Witches in Landmates, from Appleseed.
>>27016444Its because our call sign is revenant and we 'came back from the dead' How much you want to bet.
>>27016223 “Got it, Boss.”This was dumb /tg/'s terrible idea, Merlin shouldn't get chewed out over it. Have Merlin stand outside while we go in to get chewed out, then bring her in once Ice is done to help explain the technical aspects of what went down.Also, holy shit. Voodoo witch just called us Baron Samedi.
>>27016347Ioa, a "voodoo god" it's a bit like shinto when you think about it.
>>27016369Either the Wyvern pulled a lot more power from Mav than it should, or Merlin has hundreds of times more power than a normal witch. Knocking Mav out in 2 seconds when Merlin can use the magitech system for hours?>>27016430Next we'll see Infinite Statos units...
>>27016459Well yeah not much of a bet. It's just another appropriate nick name for us.
>>27016365Or the advent of witch powered thanks in TW89 and how they're seemingly superior to witches (seeing how badly a couple got thrashed by one)>>27016430that's assuming the military even wants to make next gen strikers compared to having witch batteries
>>27016509Yeah, that's what I was referencing. Even with magic, a vehicle can carry more unaugmented firepower than a witch on her own
>>27016223>[x] “Got it, Boss.”>The witch takes a step back. “So, you be 'im. Baron Samedi. You 'bes not be makin no moves on me and mine, non. We git along jes fine you do be behavin, oui?”Wait a sec, why does she think we'd hit on her and her crew? What the hell sort of rumors are spreading around the fleet?
>>27016558Frank is a pilot.
>Baron Samedi>The Ghede as a family are loud, rude (although rarely to the point of real insult), sexual, and usually a lot of fun.Huh. Learn something new every day.
>>27016558well we are still a fighter pilot
>>27016223 “Got it, Boss.”a witch doctor... World of Warcraft Shaman healer. not bad i'd say. goose could learn a thing or two from her.now i am seeing ALL witches with HP and Mana bars over their heads now.
>>27016558>Wait a sec, why does she think we'd hit on her and her crew?See >>27016576
>>27016223[X] “Got it, Boss.”Divert blame away from Merlin. This was not her idea.
>>27016572True, but she recognized us specifically. It seemed to be more of a "I know about you, don't try any of your shenanigans" rather than a "Oh great, a pilot" reaction
>>27016546I suspect that for a mix of reasons, some meta ones (the writers of the two 89 series are military nuts and seem to favor enhanced hardware than magical pantless girls flying around)
>>27016546Yeah, one of the new Witch-Tanks can probably carry a bigger rail/coilgun than a Witch-piloted Mobile Striker can, but at the cost of two Witches in one vehicle, while two MS could operate independently or as a team and have more versatility.Once we introduce a backpack to a Striker and more refined electronics like what's been developed for the Wyvern, a Witch can carry a magitek version of whatever a tank can carry, and be far more mobile and be a smaller target.
>>27016649I think a true revolutionary tech would be a magical battery, if such a thing is even possible. We know you can make magical dynamos
>>27016671if only it works that way. it seems the magic is tied to a living person. it can't be bottled so easy.
>>27016671that would open a TON of doors some good some BAD
>>27016762Stem Cells, son!
>>27016671pretty much what >>27016762 said. If Magic could be stored in a battery, then there'd be no need for witches.
>>27016461Not all of us voted to just go for it :/
>>27016815You'd still need to have factories where people are hooked up to magic draining machines to charge the batteries, though.
>>27016815Unless you still needed witches to use said magic.
>>27016642Well, think about it. He's the only male (and a war hero pilot) in an otherwise all-witch unit. On top of that, two witches have totally-not-hidden feelings for him; one being a public defector that he took to the White House, the other being his direct commanding officer.Yeeeeaaaaahhh.... the fleet is DEFINITELY gonna be spreading rumors about that, to say nothing about the witches themselves.
>>27016815na you would still see em just in slightly less numbers
>>27016821I know. I voted against it too. I was referring to the anons who made wisdom their dump stat.
>>27016865>>27016821>anons who made wisdom their dump stat.You know that they'll defend themselves saying that they were only choosing the more interesting option, to make the story more dramatic.
>>27016878I just figured that if we asked the witches it would be fine, and something fun to do with patty
>>27016285IT'S OKAY GUYSMAV'S JUST UNCONSCIOUS BECAUSE IT GAVE HER AN ORGASMGREAT JOB GUYS, NOW SHE'LL NEVER WANT ANYTHING ELSE EVER AGAIN.
>>27016895Mav turns yandere for the Wyvern?
>>27016963SHE'LL BE NOW.YOU FUCKS. WE'VE LOST MAV FOREVER.
Rolled 46>>27016895>>27016963unless she needs to be hooked up with us to give her more O-times. we're as much part of the wyvern as rest of it is.
>>27017014"B-break r-r-right....please! Just...like...THAT~"
>>27017057>Merlin uses her machine empathy to rebuke the pervy bird>sharktwin just revels in the constant arousal
>>27016878I'm tempted to say a remark involving coat hangers and better aim.
>>27017071>Our wyvern has been frustrated for its entire life because merlin is not for lewdsoh god we fed mav like a saint to the lions
Did Ghost die on us?
>>27016963YOU SON OF A BITCHYOU'VE DOOMED US ALL!
>>27017071Wyvern: Awww come on Merlin JUSTONETIMEPLEASECANI-Merlin: No.Wyvern: COME ON! WE'RE LIKE, CONNECTED AND SHIT GODDAMN~
>>27017110He's been averaging about an hour between updates, so he's probably not feeling well.
>>27017057>>27017071soon, Mav will become addicted to Fronk's gnome swag magic! she'll join in along side Ice, Slider, Katya, in the MC's heram.
>>27017156Or he's playing Tonks. Caught the Blackjack bug, he did.
>>27017156I know Blackjack over at GuPQ takes about as long, mostly due to him screwing around on World of Tanks, but ghost must be under the weather. I hope it's not the flu.
>>27017195i thought playing Tonks was more Mouse's thing.
[x] “Got it, Boss.”You nod. “Got it, Boss.” You say, picking up the thoroughly knocked-out witch and chuckling- you're glad she's not hurt, or worse, and you can't help but laugh a bit at how scared you were there for a few minutes. You manage to get her back up to the squadron's quarters without too many questions- and you shoot a glare at the twins that, surprisingly, works- they don't even start snarking until you leave the room. You can hear them start as the hatch closes, though. You and Merlin walk quietly down to the boss' office, walking the open door and sitting down at one of the chairs in there. “Close that hatch.” Ice says, leaning back in her chair- right before Slider walks in and closes it behind her. “So, what happened?” She asks. You shrug. “Hell, you were right there, boss. We had everything on bare tick-over, we were just running minimum to keep the systems up so we could see what it was like.”Merlin nods. “I-I just dialed it in and left it on idle....” She says, quietly, edging closer to you. “I- I didn't think...”Ice shakes her head and sighs. “Well, I already notified the captain that one of her witches is down if we have to scramble in the next few hours. She's not real happy about that. But what we're worried about is how fast the jet's systems did that to her- Samantha, hon, how do you have them set up?” 1/2
I am playing war thunder while we wait. what are you fool's doing?
Merlin fidgets. “I- well, they're j-just set up for me.” She says. “I-I just set them so I could monitor the jet a-and make sure it can do what Frank wants it to...” Ice frowns. “Hon, that shouldn't be drawing anywhere near that kind of energy. I don't even think we could put that into a striker, it'd blow the engines.” She says. “I almost want to test it out myself.”You shake your head. “Not after what it did to Mav, no way boss.” Ice looks over at you. “Relax, I said almost. I'm worried about Merlin overdoing it, though.” She says. “I-I'm fine!” Merlin protests. “I-I keep it on minimum setting unless we're fighting anyway.”“That was minimum?” Slider asks, surprised. “Sammy, that shouldn't draw anywhere near that much at maximum, what are you doing in there?” “I-I just keep the plane flying. It's a lot easier in the Wyvern because there's the systems in there, and it's not as demanding as it was in the tomcats.” She says, fidgeting. “How do you do that?” Ice asks. “W-well, I have to reinforce a lot of the structural components, a-and I try and assist the jets, too. A-and I can put up a shield, but I think it's pretty w-weak, and I c-can guide missiles if Frank asks, and enhance the cannons and the sensors. A-and I use my talent to t-talk to our fighter so I can react quicker to things I need t-to do.” She says. Ice frowns. “And you do this all at the same time?” Merlin nods. “I-I can, now. It's been getting a lot easier than it w-was. W-whatever Frank is doing is helping.”Ice looks at you. “Whatever Frank is doing...?” “I have no idea, boss.” “Probably just the improved fighter.” “Turns out, I may be something called loa.” Other! (write in)
>>27017238>[x] “I have no idea, boss.”Just the honest truth.
>>27017238>[x] “Turns out, I may be something called loa.”>[X] “I have no idea, boss.”
>>27017238>[x] “Turns out, I may be something called loa.”>[x] “I have no idea, boss.”
>>27017238> Other! (write in)"NO ICE IT'S NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE I MEAN I HAVEN'T BEEN GIVING HER THE D OR ANYTHING I MEAN SHE'S UNDERAGE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD"
>>27017238>[x] “I have no idea, boss.”"That Cajun witch called me a loa though, that their term for a gnome or something like that?"
>>27017238> “Turns out, I may be something called loa.”I thought Ice was on the take with the gnome business?
>>27017238>[x] “I have no idea, boss.”
>>27017238 “Turns out, I may be something called loa.”and Other! (write in)or maybe i am what you said i was. if it's alright to say it here with slider around.SEE! doughters thought we killed Mav, but it proves Merlin is a SUPER witch in her own right!
>>27017238> "I have no idea, boss."
>>27017238> “I have no idea, boss.”> “Probably just the improved fighter.”
>>27017238 “I have no idea, boss.”No damn wonder it knocked out Mav. Merlin's turned herself into a damn Lambda Driver!
>>27017238[X] “Turns out, I may be something called loa.”
>>27017262>>27017291>>27017312quit denying it! we are the GNOME!
>>27017238> Other! (write in)I thought we talked about this boss? It weirds me out too but we can't keep ignoring it.
>>27017335SHUT THE FUCK UP! LALALALALALALALLALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!!
>>27017238> “I have no idea, boss.”
>>27017238> “I have no idea, boss.”Why is it that every time we turn around, it gets harder to just be a pilot doing piloty things? Goddamn planefag for introducing that gnome shit.
>>27017238>OtherHold the phone I'm doing what now?P-Pic related?
>>27017238[X] “Turns out, I may be something called loa.”"They call me Cuban Pete."
>>27017238"I have no idea boss. I just fly, as best I can, every time I get inside that 'pit.""Maybe there is more to me than we thought? Whatserface called me a loa, and then there was that accident with the 'cat. Remember when I said I felt the jet rolling over before I ejected me and Katya? Everyone else says I popped out before it actually rolled...I dunno. It's...a lot to think about."
>>27017387so we are becoming a newtype!
>>27017238[x] “Turns out, I may be something called loa.”
>>27017324>>27017348>>27017350>>27017356STOP DENYING REALITY! WE ARE THE GNOME! just SAY it!
>>27017238[x] I AM A GNOME
>>27017238ICE FUCKING KNOWS WE'RE A GNOME, SHE MUST NOT WANT SLIDER OR MERLIN TO KNOWhttps://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/23528553/#23531444> “I have no idea, boss.”
>>27013596[x] “Probably just the improved fighter.”[x] “Turns out, I may be something called loa.”
>>27017238>UpdateI am gnome?I think our body will be shaking right now
>>27017238 Other! (write in)(glasses) "i guess my cock pit is just so damn over powering that witches just pass out as soon as they stradel it." ahyeaaa
>>27017409Frank knows he's doing something. He just doesn't know what it is. Is he giving Merlin more mana to use? Reinforcing the plane himself and reducing the strain on her? Using precognition to avoid over-stressing the plane? Somehow using his mana to magnify Merlin's?>>27017398Yep. Frank's turning into a Newtype and Merlin's become a walking Lambda Driver.
>>27017468http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkMFLUXTEwM"I...think I'm a Gnome, now."
>>27017238 Other! (write in)i can't hide this forever. weirder and weirder stuff is happening around me all the time. there is no other way around it. I AM a gnome!
>>27017484This. So much this.
>>27017484captcha: drives popterc
>>27017493>Is he giving Merlin more mana to use? Reinforcing the plane himself and reducing the strain on her? Using precognition to avoid over-stressing the plane? Somehow using his mana to magnify Merlin's?Didn't Ice/Slider mention something a bit back about the possibility of being some sort of supercharger for witches?
>>27017604See>>27017440We need to keep our damn mouth shut right now
>>27017617Eh. Thought Slider and/or Merlin knew already.
>WE CAN'T TELL ANYONE THAT WE ARE A GNOME>DESPITE THE RASTA WITCH CLEARLY ALREADY KNOWING WITHOUT EVER HAVING MET US BEFOREguyssrlsy
>>27017617but the witch doctor knows we are one!
>>27017634>>27017643That's nice, she's neither our close friend nor our boss
>>27017634You are assuming shit based on nothing but your desire to just have Frank say "IM A GNOME LOOP DOOP DOOP DOOOOOOOOO SUCK MAH DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK IMA GNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME"
>>27017634>DESPITE THE RASTA WITCH CLEARLY ALREADY KNOWING1) Cajun, not Rasta2) She identifies Frank as vessel for a Haitian spirit thing that is all about death and other things she doesn't want her girls mixed up in (debauchery)There is such a thing as coincidence. And even if she does suspect that's no reason to go around crying out that you have special powers.
>>27017604That was one theory, but never confirmed. In the thread >>27017440 another theory is that Frank is using Reinforcement magic on the whole plane. The other theory was Frank's and Merlin's magic working in a feedback loop, each making the other stronger over time.We've got several workable theories, but no real conclusions. So Frank doesn't really know what's happening.
>>27017701I thought that was as much a 'he's back from the dead' thing as much as it was a magic thing.
>>27017658But Ice already fucking suspects that we're a gnome. She already namedropped the Brotherhood. This isn't something that we need to hide.
>>27017701She might be referring to the whole 'may have died' thing that Frank is known for.
>>27017722pretty much, Fronk's got a fearsome reputation and his callsign is revenant, also our plane is painted up ominously, so it makes sense for hte witch doctor to draw those lines with her culture
>>27017726She asked us to keep it between us and her.
>>27017238>[x] “Turns out, I may be something called loa. Either that or she REALLY doesn't want me hitting on her girls.”
>>27017772And Slider is her XO. She's probably discussed it with her.
[x] “I have no idea, boss.”You shrug. “I have no idea, boss.” “I-I don't think he's d-doing on purpose.” Merlin says, quietly. Ice looks back over at her. “Say that again?” “I-I don't think he's doing it on purpose.” Merlin repeats. “I-it's just, sometimes, I go t-to reinforce a system, or the plane tells me that there's a problem devolving, A-and it's just gone.” “Gone?” Ice asks. Merlin nods. “L-like it wasn't even there. A-and the harder we fly, the stronger I f-feel.”Ice leans back in her chair again. “That's- well, Samantha, that's incredible.”“Damn right it is.” Slider agrees. “Samantha, we've all got firm limits on just how much we can do, with our magic. What you're saying is just-”“I know!” Merlin says, loudly. “I- I'm not normal, like you! But I know what's happening in my plane! Frank's doing something! H-He helped me save us when that turbine blade failed! ”“Easy, kiddo.” You say, softly. “Easy. No one's questioning you.” “I-I'm sorry.” She says, hanging her head. “I- I just... just...” She starts crying. Slider sighs and sits back in her chair as you stand up and hug your crying RIO. Shooting her a sharp look. “Sammy, kiddo, I'm sorry. I didn't mean it like tha-” She starts. “Frank's not normal either.” Merlin says, quietly. “H-he's not like any of them in the comics, or any of the ones we read about in school, but he's a gnome, too. Aren't you, Frank?”  “I- yeah, probably.” “Merlin, I don't know what I am.” “No way. I'm just good at what I do.”
>>27017802>>27017726She's acting ignorant right now, she doesn't want it talked about
>>27017722>>27017728That's why I mentioned coincidence. It's what it would be if Frank was a gnome and she just happens to call him something that's described as a magical spirit of death & sexy times without knowing about all the shit that's happened regarding the planes he's flown.
>>27017833> “No way. I'm just good at what I do.”
>>27017833> “I- yeah, probably.”"But this does not leave this room, we don't want it getting out"
>>27017833> "Merlin, I don't know what I am."> "But yeah, that's probably the best word for it."
>>27017833> “Merlin, I don't know what I am.”"Who knows, maybe I'm a troll."
>>27017833[x] “Merlin, I don't know what I am.”[x] "I suppose it's possible."
>>27017833"Something like that"
>>27017833>[x] “Merlin, I don't know what I am.”Probably should have hit the Magic Theory books harder back during the Academy.
>>27017833> “Merlin, I don't know what I am.”
>>27017833[x] “Merlin, I don't know what I am. But I do know that I wouldn't be anything if it weren't for you."
[X] “Merlin, I don't know what I am.”
>>27017833"Merlin, I don't know what people think I am. But I do know that I'm your pilot, and you're my RIO. That's good enough for me. We'll keep doing what we do best."
>>27017833>[x]"Tabitha, may I tell Samantha about that thing we talked about"
>>27017833[X] “No way. I'm just good at what I do.”Deny the obvious, uphold the inane.
>>27017884I like this. I like it quite a bit.
>>27017833>[x] “I- yeah, probably.”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R75Gkteh318
>>27017833[X] “Merlin, I don't know what I am.”So once Konstantina hears this, the breeding program will go into full swing, no?
>>27017833>but he's a gnome>a gnome>gnomeand then we punched someone
>>27017833> “I- yeah, probably.”its about time we come to grips with this, and it aint leaving this room, so harden the fuck up and stop dodging it
>>27017930Just as soon as she gets those baby requisition forms out to Comrade Stork.
>>27017833>[x] “I- yeah, probably.”
>>27017833 “I- yeah, probably.”
>>27017884>>27017894seconding these"Honestly, I couldn't care less what label or title they brand me with, as long as I get to keep flying with you"
>>27017833> “I- yeah, probably.”
>>27017953COMRADE STORK! I HAVE ASKED MANY TIME FOR YOU TO FILL OUT BABY REQUISITION REPORT!
>>27017833>[X] “Merlin, I don't know what I am.”
>>27017988You just know there would be threats about reporting him to the higher-ups for dereliction of duty & gross incompetence.
>>27017833> “Merlin, I don't know what I am.”alternately >I'm a pilot
[x] “Merlin, I don't know what I am.”“Merlin, I don't know what I am. No one else seems to either.” You say, softly. “D-doesn't that scare you?” Merlin asks. “W-we don't know what we are....”“Whatever I am,” You continue, as if you didn't hear her “I wouldn't be without you. I can't even fly without you, Merlin.”“B-but...” She starts.“Nope. No buts. I can't- look what happened when I tried. Whatever I'm doing, I can't do it enough to fly without you.” You state. “Even if we don't know what we are, we're a team, right?”“I- I guess...” She says, sounding unconvinced- but at least she's not crying anymore. “Right?” You ask again. “Y-yeah.” She says, a little more firmly. “Well,” Ice says, having kept quiet while you were trying to calm down your RIO. “I guess at this point it doesn't matter anyway. As far as anyone's told me, you two are the most effective aerial combat team we have- so regardless of what almost every academy in the western world is yelling at me to do, you'll stay a team. Samantha, if you think one of us can help you- “Merlin shakes her head violently- she's still not in a good mood, you think somewhat drily. Ice continues like she didn't see it. “Just let us know. I'll be happy to help you dig around in some of the old libraries if you want to- there may be something that can help.”“Now,” She says, sitting forward at her desk again “we'll be on station in seventy two hours, approximate. As soon as we are, the easy life is over. You two head back to the squadron quarters, take it easy, alright? We'll bring chow up later.”You nod, looking at your watch. “Yeah. Thanks boss.”Ice nods. “It's fine.” She smiles, somewhat weakly. “If nothing else, all of us have a whole hell of a lot more respect for Merlin's strength now. You two go on, we'll be up later.”
And that's it for tonight! You guys should have seen all the PMs pop up when Mav plugged into Merlin's station. Haha! it's all good though, I'm glad that there's characters you guys like. anyway, I hope you guys had fun, and we'll be back next week! till then guys, cheers!
>>27018413Did Mav faint from orgasming too hardI mean, did the plane rape her or somethingWill Goose be left Mavless
>>27018380>You can't help but wonder if shes trying to cover for slider.jpgWhat?Cover what?
>>27018427We all know the Wyvern was just jealous and was trying to eliminate the competition.The Wyvern confirmed to be yandere.
>>27018427>Did Mav faint from orgasming too hard>I mean, did the plane rape her or something>Will Goose be left MavlessFind out next time on...Strikers 89 Z!>>27018413Thanks for running Ghost. G'night & see ya next week.>>27018440Setting Merlin off maybe? She drew the attention back onto her while Slider retreated from the conversation.
>>27018413Thanks for running Ghost!And of course she's trying to cover for Slider, they're best friends, and Ice knows that sometimes Slider's affliction of Severe FootInMouth can get in the way of her normal speech patterns.
>>27018453That may be what Frank does to planes. It would explain why the last one was so intent on getting inside him.
>>27018514>Frank's cock pit teases the plane into sheer desperation>Merlin is not for lewdspoor bird, it just wanted some relief
>>27018514but tomcat-chan will always be beside his heart
>>27018380http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl5WHj0bZ2Q"Whatever is left of me. Whatever I am. I am your pilot."
>>27018427She's not wearing pants, that might have been a bit notieceable