So, being sick aside (fucking flu) It's been an ok week. Well, other than me not having time to play any WoT and a distinct lack of platoonmates, but that's neither here nor there. Archives are here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20witches%201989And if you don't want to mess with those, just ask in thread, either I or one of the guys will get ya sorted. ++Your nightmares are back- with a vengeance. You'd thought you'd gotten past them when they didn't crop up after Berlin- but you don't really remember a lot about Berlin, truth be told. You haven't outed that yet- no need to have anyone else worry about you, but a lot of the details, well. You flew out, you remember most of that, but after you engaged, it's all a hazy blur. You vaguely remember firing the tesla cannon a couple times, that's about the extent of it. But there weren't any new nightmares. You've gotten the best sleep you had in months here, so far, up till now. You're hopeful this is just a one-off thing, but you're not so sure. You're also not real sure you want to tell anyone about them. Even though you're not a direct combat asset anymore, being removed like you have been from the line for this sideshow, everyone still has plenty to worry about, and your mental state is workable, if not perfect. 1/3 ( i think)
You're fortunate in that the lounge area, downstairs, has several couches and a fairly large screen TV- if not as large as a modern one, then fairly sizable, all the same. Katsumi has been making noise about spending some money to renovate the lounge and the squadron halls, but you're not sure anything will come of it. As it is, yours is the only full squadron in the building- the place has never housed more than one at a time anyway, you're told. Usually one full squadron then a group of individuals from all different units and nationalities, there for different reasons. Kind of like now. Late night British TV isn't really your thing- fortunately, the castle has credible satellite, and you're able, after some fiddling, to find a us network, playing the new star trek. Something to do with temporal rifts and two enterprises- you've been out of date, missing almost the entire last season, what with the start of the war and all. Kind of a shame, you think, but you're sure you'll be able to catch up later. “Trouble sleeping, Commander Bishop?” A witch asks, sitting down on the couch opposite you, indicating the TV and the book behind you. You mentally curse- you didn't hear her coming and you were kind of enjoying the time alone. You nod. “A little. Anxious to get back in the air.” It's not entirely a lie, and you're not sure how much you need to be telling anyone- plus, you don't even recognize her. She smiles. “I see. Oh, I'm sorry, I have you at a disadvantage, don't I? I'm Marie O'Hare, here from Annapolis.”You frown. “So you work with Lon-”She laughs gently and shakes her head, interrupting you. “You can't really work with a woman like that, Mr. Bishop. You deal with her and work around her, but not with her.”2/3
You make her out to be somewhere in her early 30s- which means she's probably in her 40s. She didn't give her rank, so either it's very high, or very low- and either way, entirely superfluous. She's a matron, and that carries a lot more weight here than rank does.“Hope you don't mind Star Trek.” You say, changing the subject and motioning to the TV. She laughs again and shakes her head. “Not at all! My daughter and I used to watch it sometimes when she was home. She's a marine, out in Okinawa.”“Ah. My sister's in the corps too.” You say, thankful it's a commercial and hoping she won't want to chat when the show's back on. “Based up in Japan proper though.”The matron nods. “I saw when I had a look through your file. Quite an impressive family record you have. Of course, I'm more interested in you.”You quirk an eyebrow and look over at her- noting that she's openly appraising you, and doesn't seem the least bit shy about it. “Oh gosh, that didn't come out the way I meant it at all!” She says with a laugh. “Though I'll bet thats why so many younger witches were interested in coming along as our aggressor.” She pauses, looking at you with a bit of a grin. “For what it's worth, I'm sorry for Longstreet's behavior.” She says as the commercial break ends, “She's not used to being turned down like that.” “All due respect, that's still no excuse.” “She already did the damage. There's no way Merlin will cooperate with her now.”
>>30021054[x] “She already did the damage. There's no way Merlin will cooperate with her now.”
>>30021054> “She already did the damage. There's no way Merlin will cooperate with her now.”
>>30021054>[x] "All due respect, that's still no excuse."> Capcha duropen marriageDon't you start the waifuing too, capcha.
>>30021054> “She already did the damage. There's no way Merlin will cooperate with her now.”O'Hare?Hooooo boy.
>>30021054>[x] “She already did the damage. There's no way Merlin will cooperate with her now.”"And neither will I."Then just turn the volume on the TV to max. Don't pay any more attention to her.
>>30021054>[x] “She already did the damage. There's no way Merlin will cooperate with her now.""I'm of the same mind."Oh great an O'Hare, does she have that damn Single Action Army? Best night of the week!
>>30021054>[x] “She already did the damage. There's no way Merlin will cooperate with her now.”"I've never trusted Longstreet. And I'll never trust her now. I can never forgive her for pissing off my RIO... Best RIO, by the way. None in the fleet like her."
>>30021054> “All due respect, that's still no excuse.”Be respectful
>O'Hare's daughter turns up>situation demands we hate her
>>30021054WHAT? is our Fronk not into Dr. Who? damn shame that....anyway. “She already did the damage. There's no way Merlin will cooperate with her now.”
>>30021054> “She already did the damage. There's no way Merlin will cooperate with her now.”Frank being frank.
>>30021054> “All due respect, that's still no excuse.”
>>30021054> “She already did the damage. There's no way Merlin will cooperate with her now.”get fucked
>>30021206>Oh great an O'Hare, does she have that damn Single Action Army?Who cares? She's with Longstreet. That means she is the enemy.
 “All due respect, that's still no excuse.”One bitch out for us is enough for now.>O'HareI am tempt to have us ask for the number of striker she wrecked.
>>30021054[X] “She already did the damage. There's no way Merlin will cooperate with her now.”No need to get too crazy with this lady.
>>30021054> “All due respect, that's still no excuse.”Come on its too early in the morning to be combative.
>>30021430Jesus Christ people, that doesn't mean she agrees with Longstreet, she practically said so herself. Just because they work in the same institution doesn't mean they're cut out of the same cloth.
>>30021430Not necessarily. Not everything is black and white. We just have momentarily conflicting goals. It would be wise not to piss off every matron that you can.
>>30021206>Best night of the week'Cept for GhostDiva. Not that I'm not grateful, but damn son, get some rest!
>>30021460/tg/'s being a bit silly tonight.
>>30021460No, it just means they share the same goals and probably some of the same methods. Two faces of the same coin.
>>30021518Citation fucking needed.
>>30021537Matrons are politicans, QED.
>>30021054>[x] “All due respect, that's still no excuse.”
>>30021537Matrons are politicians, and these two matrons both work for Annapolis.
>>30021566Matrons regularly associate with politicians, but that doesn't mean they're all universally scumbags.Do you have any proof apart from random blanket statements? Because right now it looks like you're overreacting because your ass is made out of glass.
>>30021518Have you met 2 teachers or professors that have taught the same? They both work/teach/molest the poor officer that is the adjunct/do politics at the academy but it doesn't mean they employ the same methods.
>>30021437i will stick with my vote, but asking her how many strikers she wrecked is something i will second.
>>30021594>Matrons are politiciansNice blanket statement man, except we don't know how Matrons are promoted and what the requirements for one are.>and these two matrons both work for Annapolis.And that makes O'Hare automatically the same as Longstreet.Right.
>>30021641isnt that pretty meta?Also, just because they're both Annapolis matrons doesn't mean that they're BOTH bitches. People within the same institution can and will be different
>>30021594But that does not mean their goals are the same, nor their methods in achieving these goals.
>>30021430hahahahahahahahahahahahahah What?Are you from the same brigade as KATYA IS SPYanon?
>>30021610Matrons *Are* politicians. They are the nominal heads of the witch heirarchy and therefore exercise political power to achieve their goals. Even moreso given that witches are a pseudo-autonomous multinational organisation on certain levels. And of course all politicians are subhuman scum. I shouldn't even have to say this.They're like wizards: disproportionate amounts of power and no sense of right or wrong.
>>30021566>>30021594Next you guys will be saying that people like Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are scumbags for the crime of being a politician.
>>30021437>"How many breads have you eaten in your life?"
>>30021710Holy shit, you've really been drinking the kool-aid huh.I guess Janice is doomed to being an evil scumbag if she decides to accept that offer. Wonder how Luchini is doing these days, plotting to take over the world yet?
/Tg/'s paranoia is full blast today isn't it?Shouldn't we at least be respectful to her. We respected the assholish one but why not the one who's trying to be nice?
>>30021729Well, they were.One was a badass and one murdered a bunch of Sioux, but it doesn't mean that washes away the stain of politics.
>>30021682no, no it's not meta. in universe she is known as "Crash O'Hara". i want to see her reaction to it.
>>30021772/tg/ has been weird the last few weeks, not only here but other quests.
>>30021729They were. Lincoln trampled all over the rights of citizens(not taking the whole secession business into account). Hell, he suspended habeus corpus. That is a HUGE deal.
>>30021773And I suppose stuff the New Deal or the Emancipation Proclamation didn't count for anything like all? Man, I suppose despite working for fundamentally good goals, we should've just hanged the lot and called it a day.
>>30021710This is a pretty big stretch for a series that revolves around flying girls in their underwear? Not everyone is so one-dimensional especially in this series so labeling her as evil right off the bat is kind of rude.considering we even gave the crazy russain girl and putin a chance.
You're all forgetting she's the daughter of an illusion and thus doesn't really exist anyway.
>>30021772I'm seeing the option chosen as being frank, which seems reasonable considering the time and the person talking with us.
>>30021833Therodore Roosevelt was a rough rider, the one that made the new deal was the one in a wheelchair.still shouldn't we try to be respectful to the witch, I mean come on?
>>30021827He also fought to end slavery and pretty much kept the Union together.It's almost as if people as complex entities with their own goals and ways of accomplishing them, who woulda thunk it!
>>30021773So every single leader in the history of humanity is scum due to dealing with politics. Then the people that allow such a system to perpetuate are just as bad, aren't they.
>>30021827>. Hell, he suspended habeus corpus. That is a HUGE deal....in a time of rebellion. You can argue whether or not they were justified in doing it until the end of time for all I care, but during a time of rebellion is one of the specific cases where the Constitution says Habeus Corpus *can* be suspended.
>>30021859That's pretty much how I'm seeing it also. People are having knee-jerk reactions in both directions.
>>30021729teddy opened the door to many of the problems we have now. even though i don't know if he knew what he was doing at the time. Lincoln did a whole lot of bad things to the our citizens. but he did have the civil war on his hands so he made the touch choices that needed to be made. in the end, i think he was right.
>>30021835People wanted to frag MacLeod back in the day. Reading old threads warms me heart, it does.
>>30021859However, Frank is also a professional and he also recognizes the rank and seniority of the witch, so kind of telling her off is kind of rude, even for him
>>30021833Nope.Politicians cannot exist without a powerbase. Thus the must make concessions to the interests of that powerbase to hold power.To slaughter a cow for it's delicious beef, you have to fed it first, after all.
>>30021901Same here. Does anyone know if our glorious Fap Angel will ever return? If he doesn't I'd totally be ok with Ghost or Decu taking over SWQ.
>>30021901We need to have a warm hearted story about the matron just so they the anons can get off their backs
>>30021835>This is a pretty big stretch for a series that revolves around flying girls in their underwear? Do you even SWQ?>>30021907Saying "All due respect" is a fancy way of saying "Go fuck yourself".
>>30021907There is a point where politeness is rude. And I don't mean being Frank, I mean being frank. Just to be clear.
>>30021918Soooo, then politicians only do the things they do because they would then be literally powerless and unable to make positive changes towards society instead of being baby-eating scumbags? Nice to know!
[x] “She already did the damage. There's no way Merlin will cooperate with her now.”You shrug as best you can from your semi-prone position. “To be honest, she already did the damage. There's no way Merlin will cooperate with her now.” You state, mentally adding that you won't either. For her part, the matron just nods, as if expecting the answer. “It might surprise you to hear, Frank- can I call you Frank?- that when she got back and gave her version of events, none of us believed her. Like I said, hon, she's used to getting her way. She never expected Samantha to respond like that.”“I can't say I blame her. Merlin, I mean.” You grumble. “I've heard plenty of stories.”Marie nods, sadly. “She was- well. There's no excuse for how she was treated. Some witches believe a girl's worth is in how strong her talent is, how strong she is. I never did. Talent isn't always something we can test for. If I had been there when she was tested, maybe we wouldn't be having this conversation right now.”“For better, or worse?” You ask, somewhat drily. She laughs at that. “I suppose that depends on who you'd ask. For what it's worth, I'm sorry she was the one you had to deal with.” She laughs again. “Can you believe that old hag wanted to come here instead of me? Even tried to pull rank.”“That probably wouldn't have gone so well.” You note. “Her coming here, I mean.” “Oh goodness no.” She says, laughing again. “Her only interest in your Samantha is how and why she's suddenly exhibiting... well. This.” She pauses. “And how it can be done for other witches. Her line of thought is, according to her, that if a witch as weak as Samantha was can suddenly do this, what would happen if a stronger one was given the chance?”  “Probably nothing. It didn't do Katya any good.”  “And what's your theory?”
>>30021729They are.>>30021880He fought to keep a group of people that wanted nothing to do with him or his Union in that same Union. Slavery was change compared to that.
>>30021952I did (it was a lot of reading and I was a Trudefag) but to suddenly get pissed at a person you first me who that person because their associte with a bitch and she herself does not agree with said associte is a bit much
>>30021986> “And what's your theory?”
>>30021986[x] “And what's your theory?”Let's see what she thinks, and then we can tell her that it's probably wrong due to the experiment with Katya.
>>30021986> “And what's your theory?”This seems reasonable.
>>30021986>[x] “And what's your theory?”
>>30021940the story of SWQ is more or less done. we picked Minna and they had kids. But i still believe that one day. a day we will not know. that the fap angel will return in the glory that is his, with a new quest. i shall await the day of his return.
>>30021986[X] “And what's your theory?”
>>30021986> “Probably nothing. It didn't do Katya any good.” > “And what's your theory?”Both
>>30021984Not outweighed by all the bad they do, ever.For any good they happen to incidentally do, there's a dozen greater evils they've committed to make it happen.Not worth the cost.
>>30022000You mean the people that were butthurt that people in the North disagreed with the idea that they could own human beings as property and killed thousands of people to get their way?Cry some more.
>>30021986> “Probably nothing. It didn't do Katya any good.” Noooooo stronkthMerwin unique
>>30022110Wait, you think that was what the American Civil War was about? It was economics, basically.
>>30022000Holy shit dude....I don't know what to say to this.
>>30022101Yeah? Then how are we supposed to get anything done outside of fairytales of great benevolent democracy? People need to convince other people to get shit done, news at 11.
>>30022068SWQ was about the war, not the waifus.
>>30022068I would have liked an epilogue thread, but still. Alas he has not returned. He's like Jesus, except with more Bouncing and Trolling.
>>30021986>[x] "And what's your theory?"O'Hare doesn't seem all that bad, folks.
>>30021986>[x] “And what's your theory?”Saying the other would be stupid, situation was unique in the fact that we were in a different bird and it was the first time someone other then Merlin was in the back, post Gnome powers. Still don't like the idea of someone other then Merlin in the back though.>>30022068>the story of SWQ is more or less done. Ha, that's funny.
>>30022143Which was also related to Slavery. They fought over slavery because the south felt threatened since they felt their livelihood was being threatened thus tried to seperate from the union
 “Probably nothing. It didn't do Katya any good.”  “And what's your theory?”I am not seeing why we cant have both answers.And I am wondering how old this O'Hare is. Cant be much older than 40 if Ghost did the math.
>>30022110The North started the war in an overreaction to a terrorist attack at Sumpter. Secession had been peaceful until then. The South did nothing wrong.
>>30022143Economics that HEAVILY involved slavery, slaves constituted a big portion of the South's cheap labor, and they didn't want to give that up.Not to mention that plenty of people genuinely believed that one of the pillars of southern society was their superiority over the black man. Their vice-president flat out stated as such.
>>30022156Doesn't make them any less evil for being occasionally necessarry, though.
>>30022263His honor was insulted. Get fucked, you damnYankee cunt.
>>30022263That's Congress. I see no difference from then and now.
>>30022281So he decided to cane his brains out.Totally not an overreaction.
>>30022281I found Andrew Jackson to be an interesting historical figure but his sense of honor was a bit warped if you recall the trail of tears
>>30022310That was the Cherokee sitting on top of gold deposits the state of Georgia wanted.
>>30022223Secession itself was the wrongness in that. The South had no right to remove itself from the Union. The only state that did was Texas because it was specifically written into their constitution.Secession was in essence a peaceful rebellion and the North was 100% justified in attempting to reclaim what essentially amounted to stolen property.
>>30022223Peaceful, Southerns dragged escaped slaves and even free men into the south so they can entered into the slave trade?
>>30022332I prefer to think of the South 'exercising its right to secession' as them exercising their right to get their teeth kicked in for being retarded.
>>30022310Jackson was an imbecile. An interesting figure, but an imbecile. Poor Van Buren, left to clean up the mess. Get blamed for it, too.>>30022320You mean the gold they never found?
Can we take this Civil War discussion elsewhere? Please?
>>30022332All in order to keep their southern livelihood?
>>30022336They're just niggers. Nothing wrong with that.
>>30022332Why did the South not have the right to secede? You're saying it's better to force people to stay in a group they want no part of? Way to be Fascist, you fuck.
Alright gents, let's try and get back on track.
To whomever brought up Lincoln: fuck you. Fuck you so much. I hope you're fucking happy.
>>30022370Indeed. Also, see Texas v White.
>>30022380To be perfectly honest, I feel Jackson might have been the equvalent if Patton became president.
>>30022428Yeah, I could see that. Pretty much running on the same platform, too.
>>30022418I didn't mean to cause this argument when I brought up Lincoln as an example.But the massive amount of resulting Southern apologia is hilarious anyway.
>>30022472>>30022428Who would MacArthur be?
>>30022508An imbecile who wanted a nuclear war.
Let us move closer to witches. Witch slaves. What happens if that slave kid on your farm suddenly spouts another set of ears and a tail?
>>30021986> And what's your theory?OKAY. It's horribly slapdash, but I've got an update up on the pastebin. I'll try to clean it up, but life is hectic as all hell lately, so no telling when it'll happen.http://pastebin.com/zFxWNup1
>>30022508A dickhead.MacArthur is *Always* a dickhead.
>>30022508That is a difficult one. Extremely conservative and a warhawk... Polk, maybe? But Polk was more liberal...
>>30022548Most likely they sell them off to the local Witch chapter.
>>30022553Still missing Captain Blackwell.
>>30022388>>300223971) Because there is no constitutionally guaranteed right to secession, and it was upheld in the Supreme Court in 1869 that secession is unconstitutional.2) Because their "Southern Livelihood" depended on slave labor which in itself is a humanitarian and ethical no-no.3) There's a difference between forcing people to stay in a group they want no part of and forcing people to conform to a certain ethical and humanitarian standard. That's not facism that's basic human decency. If you don't like a certain group of people, there is and was nothing stopping you from moving to another state or country. What happened during the Civil War was completely different and the logic presented is completely non-applicable.
>>30022548Presumably the witches would buy them or steal them.
To whoever archived this thread, GODDAMNIT IF YOU HAD WAITED WE COULD HAVE THROWN THE TAGS "SLAVERY" "CIVIL WAR" "SECESSION" AND "THE CONFEDERATES DID NOTHING WRONG" INTO IT.>pic related, it's the South
>>30022528To be perfectly honest I think he felt frustrated by the lack of momentum during the Korean war considering that was one of the factors which led us to win WW2.Sill that didn;t give him the right to say that.>>30022603I wonder how fast is a witch on a broom?
>>30022661Probably faster than a horse, but a train could outlast them.
>>30022592>If you don't like a certain group of people, there is and was nothing stopping you from moving to another state or country. Other than, you know, often-insurmountable practical problems.
>>30022661That depends, has she heard a rape whistle?
>>30022652"Emilie", but gotcha. Looks good.
>>30022693I hate my keyboard.
>>30022683So seceeding is more practical that packing up and moving to another country. Okay.jpg
>>30022652>He doesn't follow RollercoasterI am crying softly to myself at my keyboard, sir
>>30022687Why did I just imagine a bunch of broom riding witches chasing a steam engine train
>>30022881>a bunch of broom riding witches chasing a steam engine trainThat scene is probably in more than one Western in this setting.
>>30022881Now I see them as train robbers... that's a great idea anon!
Rolled 10>>30022908Highway witches10/10 would watch in the theatres
>>30022940This probably isn't the kind of film you'd see in theaters...
>>30022821In reference to a nation the approximate size of the Confederacy, yes.
>>30022821I imagine the British made similar arguments to you a hundred years earlier.
[x] “And what's your theory?” “So I take it you don't agree?” You ask, turning on the close captioning. At least you can read the show- apparently it's an alt-universe thing, and the dead chief of security, who you always thought was kinda cute, is back, but she's going to go with the other ship or some shit. You've lost track. “What's your theory?” Marie sighs. “I don't know, hon. It's... complex. Prior to Tanana, no one thought you were anything other than a highly talented young man. After Alaska... and Japan... and now Berlin, it's pretty clear you're something else.”You chuckle. “You almost sound like you're impressed.”“Oh, but I am!” She says. “You might not be a witch, Frank, but you're still a very interesting young man to us.” She smiles. “Male talents are always hard to study- and honestly, there's not that much interest in them. They're too... subtle.”“Until now.” You state. She nods. “Yes, until now. Samantha's talents and abilities were almost nonexistent, hon. You have to understand that she could barely manifest her familiar, let alone what she's doing now. Somehow, working with you, she's either been able to tap into a source of strength she wasn't able to before, or...”“Or she's right and I'm some weird kind of sparkle battery.” You say. Marie nods. “Or that. Or it could be some combination of the two- or some third option. It's possible that you two are a gestalt, somehow. If you are, imagine how exciting that could be! You'd be the first talent like that ever discovered.”You can't think of anything to say- instead opting to watch the final few minutes of the show in relative quiet. “So,” Marie asks, as the credits start to roll at the end “Do you plan to fly today?”  “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.” “Not really, there's still airspace issues to take care of and I'm not a huge fan of local tower procedure.”
>>30023321[x] “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”
>>30023321> “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”The air is our friend.
>>30023321> “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”The sooner we do it the sooner we can get off this rock.
>>30023321>[x] "Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it."Don't want to get rusty, after all.
>>30023321> “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”Why is this even an option, ghost?
>>30023321> “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”
Rolled 5>>30023321> “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”
>>30023321>[X] “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”Can't turn down a chance to fly.
>>30023321>[x] “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”At home in the sky.
>>30023321This wouldnt be sw89 if it wasnt for choosing both>"Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, but we might have to figure out some airspace/procedure issues"
>>30023321>[x] “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”
>>30023321"is the pope a bear?"
 “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”"We will see if she got the bird sorted out"
>>30023321>“Male talents are always hard to study- and honestly, there's not that much interest in them. They're too... subtle.”Probably a bit too insane as well ha!
>>30023321[X] “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”Anything to go back into the sky.
I have this hilarious mental image of Konstantina being the Russian aggressor witch ('cause you know it'll be her) weirding everyone out with her shy blushing routine whenever Frank is in the room.
>>30023321 “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”
>>30023872>Implying the other aggressor witches won't be doing the same thing.
>>30023899It'll be really weird for the girls of Spellcaster, since they're all heard her during their occasional clashes.
Wait is this just a test flight or are we going up for some ACM training?
>>30023940Speaking of which, we might want to give them a heads up. And maybe a warning not to get too close to you, for their sake.
>>30023872This is a good mental image to have.
>>30023969Test flight, no way in hell we going up without getting familiar with the new stuff.>>30023872Can't help but laugh.
>>30023872>give her a brief headpat>everyone confused as to why she just shut down
Hold the phone. If we don't remember what happened over Berlin, shouldn't we check out the gun cam footage?
>>30024041"And that is how you defeat the Red Menace, not with weapons of war but with head pats.
>>30024080>... not with weapons of war, but with the D.
White Russian is Best Russian.
>>30024073This. I want to see even Frank shit a brick over the shit he can pull.
>>30024073>"Alright, here's where you hit the furball">"Why are you still fast-forwarding it?">"I'm not, Frank.">"...how the fuck did I not pass out sooner"
>>30024135>>30024080>>30024041She'll probably be blushing even more since if I remember correctly we hugged her and then left, so the last thing she remembers is us hugging her.
>>30024328you think she ever recovered from that?
>>30024464you think she wants to?
>>30024464>implying she hasn't made a simulacra hand to accompany her hug pillow of us (with our wyvern on the reverse side)
>>30024464She's probably in a coma.
>>30024073Good idea. I also want to hear what Merlin thought about it. Be interesting to see the battle from her perspective
>>30024464i bet she is writing harlequin like romance/smut novels about Fronk and herself.
>>30024896Nah. That's more Merlin's style. Konstantina's are all uber-patriotic and involve headpats. And Comrade Stork, probably.
>>30024896Nonsense, they'd be the longest novels about handholding and headpats ever.
>>30024896>harlequin like romance/smut novels about Fronk and herselfI know you're pretty silly most of the time but did you pay attention to her characterization at all? She's all blushing maiden and shit outside of combat.
>>30024984i did, i am guessing she is doing the writing so she can get the mental images of the head pats out of her mind. more than likely fail anyway.
ghost is for waifuing and lewds
Merlin is for lewds.
>>30025194It appears Ghost is ded and buried.
>>30025194MERLIN IS NOT FOR LEWDS!>>30025193But Ghost is.
>>30025194>captcha: any nowtymeanytime now, right captcha?
>>30025235>But Ghost is.Indeed.
>>30025257Those F-117 Nighthawk strikers look unwieldy as fuck
>>30025287Just like the Plane F-117.
>>30025287Well the Nighthawk is too, so it makes sense.
Would you guys waifu a ghost in PJ witches?
[x] “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”You nod. “Merlin said the jet should be ready to go today, so we'd planned on it.”Marie smiles. “I'm glad to hear it. I'm sure you'll have some company up there- don't let those girls pull you into anything you don't want to do.” She says, standing up. “I'm going to go back to my bed. It was nice finally getting to meet you, Frank. I hope we'll be able to talk alone more often.”She pats you on the arm as she walks by, and you're pretty sure she's putting that sway in her step on purpose. You elect to let it pass without comment. You eventually doze off on the couch, the TV still muted. You're woken all too shortly later by Slider. “There you are.” She says, throwing a flight bag full of your gear- including your heavy ass helmet- right on your chest. “Hurry up and change, I'm tired of dealing with every bitch in this joint.”“Thafuq?” You grunt, pulling a clean flight suit down from off your face and looking at her. “Long story short, every witch in this place has figured out you're flying today. Half of them are demanding your flight plan, and the other half are planning to ambush you on your way down to the hangar. I'd let them do it, too, just to see you have to answer all the questions, but I'm not going to do that to Merlin.” She says, planting her fists on her hips. “If it was just you, you'd be screwed.”“That almost sounds like a better option.” You say, gathering your gear. “Is it an offer?” “You wouldn't know what to do if it was.” She snorts. “Go get changed, then come see me, ok? I'll have your weather briefing and our maps for you. We're cleared into almost every bit of airspace between here and the front, except over London and Paris, but you'll want to talk to Ice anyhow, she's got a more restricted list for us, mostly over the channel and east Anglia.”1/2 ( i think)
>>30025330Must be painful trying to get out of them with that kind of bulk
You nod. “Anything else?” “Nothing. Though, listen.” She leans in close. “Don't fuck this up. This isn't California, and it's sure as shit not the Sara. There's a lot of eyes on you, Frank, and they're looking for the shit you did over Berlin and Alaska, ok?”You open your mouth to retort, but she holds a finger to it. “No. I don't want to hear it. Just say ok.”You nod. “ok.” “Good boy. Just do what you do, ok? But watch the insane shit, Frank. You and Merlin might think it's natural and normal and just fine, but it's creepy as hell. Some of these bitches are going to try to push your buttons. Don't let them.”“Something going on I ought to know?” You ask. “Some secret camp for guys like me or something? Bullet in the back of the head?” Slider shakes her head. “No, and watch who you joke like that with. The matrons here want one thing- they want you and Merlin at an academy. This is the best they're going to get- unless they can prove you're at risk here. All it takes for them to do that is see what you looked like getting out of your jet after Berlin. Or one badly timed joke they can use as proof you've cracked.”“So...wait. Do what I do, but don't?” You ask, confused. “Dial it back, asshat.” Slider hisses at you. “No one wants to see you leave, even if we know it means you'll be safe stateside. Stick with Ice or Katya, make it seem like you're a couple. You and Ice are cute enough together no one will question it, and Katya's got a vicious streak in her that no one will touch it if they think it's hers. That'll at least keep that shit in check. Now go change.”  Got it, thanks Slider.  You know I can't control that, right? It's not like your sparkle fantastic bullcrap. I don't even know we're doing it.
>>30025370Striker stands are a thing thankfully. Especially for something as sensitive as that I'd imagine.
>>30025412>Katya's got a vicious streak in her that no one will touch it if they think it's hers....I'm interested.
>>30025412>[X] Got it, thanks Slider.
>>30025412> You know I can't control that, right? It's not like your sparkle fantastic bullcrap. I don't even know we're doing it.Like really, how does one control what one does not know anything about.
>>30025412>[x] Got it, thanks Slider....hug?
>>30025412>Got it, thanks SliderReally don't want get to pulled off the front for the entertainment of a bunch of matrons
>>30025412[X] Got it, thanks Slider. Also go for both Ice and Katya. Slider is probably already marked us as her territory.
>>30025412> Got it, thanks Slider.Remember, if something seems wrong, land.
>>30025412[x] You know I can't control that, right? It's not like your sparkle fantastic bullcrap. I don't even know we're doing it.It's the truth. If they spring something out of fucking nowhere on him in the air he's going to react. Should thank her for looking out for them anyway though.
>>30025412> You know I can't control that, right? It's not like your sparkle fantastic bullcrap. I don't even know we're doing it."But I'll try."
>>30025412[x] Got it, thanks Slider. Ask why we shouldn't just stick with her.
>>30025412> You know I can't control that, right? It's not like your sparkle fantastic bullcrap. I don't even know we're doing it."I will try, but hell, I am not really cognacent of it when it is happening"
>>30025412>[x] You know I can't control that, right? It's not like your sparkle fantastic bullcrap. I don't even know we're doing it.
>>30025412>[x] Got it, thanks Slider.The gnoming just sorta happens, long as we fly likes it real, we'll be fine. BUT if the jet feels weird lets put her back down, no repeats of Cali.>>30025500I second this, hug.>>30025545Also this.
>>30025412>[X] You know I can't control that, right? It's not like your sparkle fantastic bullcrap. I don't even know we're doing it.But we'll give it a try.Also>Stick with Ice or Katya, make it seem like you're a coupleUh oh, I feel shitstorm choice incoming
>>30025412> Got it, thanks Slider.Oh this is going to be interesting to say the least. >and they're looking for the shit you did over Berlin and Alaska, ok?”Do they mean literally? Only way that will happen is if a surprise Russian raid hits Barin.
>>30025412>>30025412 Got it, thanks Slider. >>30025350>“If it was just you, you'd be screwed.”>“Is it an offer?” >“You wouldn't know what to do if it was.” She snortsoh ho? oh slider, did you just let slip your virgin statis now?
>>30025412> You know I can't control that, right? It's not like your sparkle fantastic bullcrap. I don't even know we're doing it.
>>30025412>[x] You know I can't control that, right? It's not like your sparkle fantastic bullcrap. I don't even know we're doing it.> OtherSlider makes better fake girlfriend. She has a shotgun.
>>30025545I second this.
>>30025412I have to wonder what franks power actually is
>>30025412>[x] You know I can't control that, right? It's not like your sparkle fantastic bullcrap. I don't even know we're doing it.>>30025605Joy.
>>30025412I'm wondering why she didn't included herself in that little list. I'm sure she could scare 90% of the people away.
>>30025545This is doubtlessly the best option available>"...can't I just stick to you, Slider?"
>>30025606>Only way that will happen is if a surprise Russian raid hits Barin.Or Martian.>>30025342Hell yeah.
>>30025500i second this hug!
 Got it, thanks Slider.>>30025545I think we are eternal childhood friend zone for her.
>>30025412>>30025412>[x] You know I can't control that, right? It's not like your sparkle fantastic bullcrap. I don't even know we're doing it.And>Other: Ask why we shouldn't just stick with her.
>>30025631Broadly speaking it seems like he supercharges things or, at least, things that can handle it. Didn't Katya describe the bit during the crash as something reaching out to her for something that wasn't there or something like that?
>>30025718>I think we are eternal childhood friend zone for her.Bullshit. That will not be allowed to stand.
>>30025718Mav is the (retconned in) childhood friend. Not Slider.
>>30025412> You know I can't control that, right? It's not like your sparkle fantastic bullcrap. I don't even know we're doing it.>>30025718I will fucking laugh if this is true.
>>30025718Don't you dare even give Ghost that idea
>>30025718No, Ice has said that she likes us and we'd make a good/better couple than her and Fronk. She wouldn't like us if we were friend zoned.
>>30025777Both Ice and Slider want the other to win.
>>30025412[x] Got it, thanks Slider. So don't try to pull anything too crazy that will drain us and make us collapse as soon as we leave the cockpit.
>>30025718Ice, Katya, & Slider are all confirmed for wanting to hold his hand. Mav's the friendzone.
>>30025791This, gentlemen, is a problem we can easily solve.TWO WITCHES ENTER, TWO WITCHES LEAVE...WITH FRONK
>>30025791Maybe they should both win. Harem route is ruled out, but nobody said shit about threeways.
>>30025791Kinda. It's one of those old "I like him but don't want to hurt my friend" things. So if/when tg/Fronk gets off their collective ass/is forced to choose that will decide who if either of them wins.
>>30025827>Two>Not all of them
>>30025853Harem end is verboten by Ghost.>>30025837Pretty sure it's bad too.
>>30025827THIS! SO MUCH THIS! the witches have a fight (or some sort) tournament to see who gets Fronk!
>>30025872If it were going to work with any of the two girls, it'd be with Ice and Slider. But that won't be easy.
>>30025890And then Frank runs away to Rhodesia.
>>30025412> Got it, thanks Slider.well, Katya is our wingwitch, time for her to act like it
Whether we can control how much juice gets sucked out of us by engaging in physics-defying maneuvers, Slider is also saying to not crack stupid-ass jokes which could be used as proof of our PTSD an gets us grounded and sent back to the States. That's something we do have control over, our big stupid mouth needs to remain shut lest both of our feet go in and screws us an Merlin over.
>>30025917Rhodesia fell in 1979. Fronk is ten years too late to be a man among men.
>>30025924She isn't anymore, actually. That's the twins. Squadron got reshuffled to consolidate the steelwings.
>>30025953Rhodesia will call once again, friend. And when she does, we will answer her call and deliver unto her glorious freedom and our love.
>>30025968Settlement? Screw that, lets slot floppies.
>>30025953Rhodesia isn't just a place, it is a state of being. Eventually, it will call all true Rhodesians to her glory.
Why the hug?
>>30026012>>30026003>>30025968>>30025953rhodesia hivemindrhodesia stronk rhodesia best nation all our love for rhodesia
>>30026076Do you need a reason for hugs?
>>30026076Hugs best option
>>30026076Because people are collosall faggots and don't realize now isn't the time.
>>30025956,,,more sidelining again
>>30026077>rhodesia hivemindThat's not how that works, comrade.
>>30026165Rhodesia calls to her people.>captcha: odrednd sacredSacred indeed.
>>30026164craaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii moooooooooooooorrrrreeeeeeShe's the one who pushed us away
>>30026206Oh, Sacred Rhodesia! How we long to once more take up the fight in your name, and deliver your bountiful justice upon your enemies! Rhodesia the beautiful! Rhodesia the graceful! Rhodesia, our motherland and waifu all in one! Sound the call, Rhodesia, and we shall deliver unto your enemies fury and steel the likes of which have not rocked this Earth before!
>>30026164Man that happened a while back. I would post a slowpoke image but I'd have to wait at least 10 threads before it showed the proper amount of slow going on here.
>>30025917and you think fronk can get off this base alive and unraped ? he just needs to accept his new fate as a magical stud for the witches. because if he does, he can use the chaos that is bound to happen as the witches fight each other over him to escape
>>30026266Ave RhodesiaFull of Grace,The Lord is with Thee.Blessed art thou among countriesAnd blessed are they who live within youHoly RhodesiaAlmighty HomeBe with us nowAnd forever be our lightAmen.
>>30026376>his new fate as a magical stud for the witches>implying Pimp Nixon won't be a thing if that happens.
>>30026376>magical stud>implying Konstantina wouldn't break him out to use as her own
>>30026506Oh god imagine all the forced head pats and hand holding!
>>30026506>>30026563>>30026427just as planed, Fronk with have them ALL in his mercy in the end!
So how is the pararescue quest? I've been avoiding it because of Merc's track record.
Rolled 2>>30027035>missing out on the best pair of beebs around
>>30027035As of the last thread, fine. What the future holds is unknown.
>>30027035It's easily better than your shit-stirring.
>>30027035fucking pleb>>30027050Red is best witch. Red cutting and healing Pierce fapfic when
>>30027035It's actually pretty good.The three main witches are all pretty great characters in their own right. One even wears pants.Though to be fair, Pararescue witches is the only thing I've ever read by Merc.
>>30027035Merc has a good track record, I don't know what you're talking about.
>>30027035It's pretty good. Also you are missing out on Waifu Ghost.
>>30027078>yfw Red ntr's the cap
>>30027126Get your shit fetish out of here goddamn it
>>30027113>good track recordIt's alright record. Though, the fact that he pulled the same trick twice when came for the whole 'waifu'n' thing pissed some people off and really don't blame them either.
[x] Got it, thanks Slider. You nod. “Got it, thanks Slider.” You say, standing up, your arms full of the contents of your locker- how'd she even get in there, anyway? “I do have one question though.”“What?” She asks, sighing. “You don't have all morning, you know.”“Can't I just pretend to be your boyfriend?” You say. “I mean, you've got those shotguns and-”She hesitates a split second- you'd have missed it, if you didn't know what to look for. “And no one would believe it anyway. You're not quite what people expect to see with me, you know? Now quit dickin' around and go change.”Feeling you've pushed your luck enough with her, you find the nearest convenient privacy- one of the rooms downstairs, under the building proper. It's long been disused for anything other than a storeroom- stacked mattresses lie along one wall, while crates of paper sit along the other. Slider's warning echoing in your head, you move one of the mattresses before changing- you're almost disappointed that you didn't need to. You stow your helmet in the flight bag, strapping on your thigh board and clipping on your rescue vest- damn thing went through another redesign, you think. Finally, you pull out your gloves- someone must have saved them- you notice a new patch done where the leather palms were starting to separate from the nomex. You'll have to ask about that, you think, stuffing them into the collar of your vest. Finally you move the mattress and open the door- noticing the scuff of rapidly retreating footsteps. You almost wonder who they belong to, then just shake your head and head back upstairs, meeting Slider. “Ready to go?” She asks. “C'mon, Merlin's down there with Kenji. He's a nice enough guy, but without Kat, he's going to get overwhelmed.” “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?” “Hey Slider, how about joining us? Be nice to have someone we know up there with us”
>>30027199> “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”Here goes nothing, boys.
>>30027199> “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”
>>30027199> “Hey Slider, how about joining us? Be nice to have someone we know up there with us”Wasn't she our chase witch in the past when testing stuff?
>>30027199[X] “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”In front of time with the sky disregard all others.
>>30027199> “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”Man, the last thing we need is bad weather fucking up our maiden flight.
>>30027199>[X] “Hey Slider, how about joining us? Be nice to have someone we know up there with us”
>>30027199>[x] “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”We're in England, weather will be shit.
>>30027199>[x] “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”
>>30027199 “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”The weather historically has proven to have been just as big of a threat as the enemy. Let's not give it a chance.
>>30027199> “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”Never hurts to be prepared.Especially after that incident with Katya.
>>30027199> "You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?"
>>30027199> “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”lets do this.
>>30027199> “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”> “Hey Slider, how about joining us? Be nice to have someone we know up there with us”More Slider!
>>30027199[X] “Hey Slider, how about joining us? Be nice to have someone we know up there with us”
>>30027199> “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”> “Hey Slider, how about joining us? Be nice to have someone we know up there with us”why not both.gif
>>30027199> “Hey Slider, how about joining us? Be nice to have someone we know up there with us”> “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”Both
>>30027180Considering that out of his 5 past and current quests, only one of them every got any serious flak (and he was still nice enough to actually finish it rather than ditch it), I'd say it's a pretty good track record compared to most other QMs.
>>30027199> “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”> “Hey Slider, how about joining us? Be nice to have someone we know up there with us”Why not both?
>>30027588Currently three are running so I don't take those into account in terms of record. Since they are on going items you can't say what will or will not happen. But we can look at the finished projects. Both took flak. One more than the other.
>>30027199[X] “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”
>>30027702How did Valk Merc 1 take flak? Only "flak" I remember was waifu wars, but that is always in quests.
>>30027702Last I remembered, VMQ1 was pretty widely praised.
>>30027769Then VMQ 2: Electric Boogaloo happened.
>>30027799Good story, bad sequel?
>>30027738It was more on the way he handled it. That whole thing. Not so much the war per-say. Perhaps saying it took flak was too much, but that spot and personally the ending could have been handled better.
Gentlemen, take it to the QTG, this thread ain't for that discussion.
>>30027838The story wobbled around like a lightwight barhopping in dublin. Going from Spec Ops to Vietname to Atlantis.
>>30027876Wait I thought Merc Command only ran Cyberpunk Idols, PJWQ, and MGHQ?
>Shitstorm so powerful we're still hearing the echosGlorious.
Let's talk about planes.
>>30028229I'd a F-14
>>30028229Airbus 340 is mah waifu
>>30028122He ran Valkyrian Mercenaries Quest. The first one is definitely worth the read.>>30028177Indeed. They were a thing to behold.
>>30028229Glorious Soviet Berkut is the only one for me.
>>30028229What is it about the F-15 that makes it so sexy?
>>30028245>>30028289>>30028344Ya'll just don't appreciate Ara-araplanes like the FW-190
>>30028386F6F Hellcat and P-47 Thunderbolt are where it's at for me.
>>30028229SR-71 too sexy.
>>30028371I mean look at this thing.
>>30028386While Glorious Soviet Berkut shall always be first in my heart, I actually bought the Dora pack for War Thunder.Still haven't had the opportunity to try that out yet though.
>>30028386I use the two I have in warthunder
>>30028424You have excellent taste.
>>30028386>>30028386You don't appreciate the longest airplane in service? I is sad
>>30028488Is it just me, or is /tg/ more civil about its planewaifus than their actual waifus?
>>30028502Fuuuuck, I want Ground Forces already.My attempt at WoT turned out pretty terribly, so that's the only way I can satisfy my tank boner.
>>30028547tanks are looking good! I can't wait to bomb some with my stuka!
>>30028547have some TONKShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp_X-pb5rBQ
>>30028547Don't cave in and buy a Tank pack yet. Its still a really rough game. Unless you really want contribute to the testing process its not worth it yet
>>30028592I'm not THAT desperate. Fifty bucks for a early Sherman or T-34 is a rip-off.
>>30028615Daily reminder that the Sherman was the best tank of the war.
>>30028615let the fools buy the packs! I have payed enough for that one year premium when it went on sale!
>>30028488>>30028481That big Pratt and Whitney with all that Horsepower is the best, plus the ability to soak up damage that would reduce its contemporaries to scrap.P-47 needs more love, especially in comparison to the Mustang.
>>30028638it was the zaku II/GM of ww2
>>30028545/tg/ can surprise you at times.
>>30028673Is that Gundam? I've never seen any of them so the reference is lost on me.
>>30028714yes they are mass produced mobile suits of the federation and zeon
>>30028638Dude, if I'm going to get a Sherman, it better be a Easy Eight or Firefly.
>>30028789For a tank pack, yeah.
>>30028789Gimme dat Wumbo
its going to be a hoot to see what they can give japan for tanks.
>P61 on the USA plane listADD IT GOD DAMN IT!
>>30028830Gonna be just as funny seeing how they come up with a Russian Fleet.
>>30028906They had enough for low tiers at least.
>>30028906Mmmmm, the Atlanta is going to be fun.
>>30028928there are 5 tiers now
>>30028830Type 3 Chi-Nu and then a bunch of fictional nonsense
I wonder how carriers are going to work. I hope I can launch AI fighters/bombers
>>30028941>jap tiger tanks
>>30028937Tier 1-2. Low tier.In other news, I checked and .50BMG can penetrate the Chi-Ha from the front. This was their medium tank, and most common.
>>30029040Japan was shit at WWII
>>30029040Sweet Jesus.Gotta wonder if they're going to put the Chi-Ri in, it seemed like a decent medium tank, at least on paper.
>>30029065They had the best naval aviator corps in the world at the beginning of the war and an excellent navy. They weren't bad, just focused their resources into different area than others.
[x] “You got my weather reports and those airspace maps?”“You got those maps and weather reports?” You ask. “I don't want to get caught out.”She nods, handing you the sheets. “Yeah, here.” You flip through them quickly, following her down to the hangar level- the island is honestly a hell of a fortress, you think idly- the passages you're walking through have been cut through the rock and are probably well-reinforced behind their paneling. There's no elevator though, just a stairwell that leads down the several flights to the hangar- it'd be a bitch to get anything from the castle proper down these stairs, but there's no reason to, most of the heavy items either come in via the runway or dock anyway. The weather describes a pretty decent day- above the cloud deck. Below it, it's cold, raining, and generally shit. On the up side, cold air tends to enhance your jet's thrust, which will hopefully make taking off easier. Despite your words to mav, the runway is still awful short. You're not worried about the wet, so much, but there's no real room for screw up, unless you want to end up on the rocks below. 1/3 (Probably)
>>30029105I'd argue they were by far the most experienced air force at the start of WW2.
>>30029105It did not help that the army and navy were fighting over those resources.
>>30028972Hey Kido Butai and the like were pretty darn good. It's too bad they and the IJNAF could not absorb losses all that well.
Whoever designed this place must have hated pilots, you think to yourself for the eight hundredth time.True to Slider's words, there's a small gaggle of witches- you identify no fewer than seven different uniforms- standing near your wyvern. Kenji's taken up a post at the nose ladder, while Merlin looks to already be in the cockpit- her section of the mirrored golden canopy is shut, so it's hard to tell. “Samantha completed her walk around, Commander Bishop.” Kenji says, saluting- you return it and nod. “I take it everything was fine?” You say, accepting the maintenance form from him and giving it a glance- flawless, as usual. He nods. “Yes sir. She told me you'd still do one of your own.” “Of course.” You say, starting at the nosewheel and walking back towards the tails. Slider follows along- watching you and the gaggle of witches in equal measure. “You taking notes, Slider?” You ask, chuckling. “Laugh it up, fuzzball.” She says. “The matrons have been making noise about having us backseat for you, to see if whatever you do for Merlin, you can do for us. I figured I might as well learn.”You shrug. “Well,” You say, sticking your head inside an intake and fishing the penlight out of your shoulder pocket to shine it around, looking for debris or loose paneling or anything that could come free in flight and get ingested. “Should I narrate?” She snorts. “Sure thing, ass. What are you doing now?” “Checking the intakes.” You respond. “Someone could do something retarded, like leave an inkstick in here, and bam. There goes a multimillion dollar turbine blade.” You exit the intake, satisfied. “Nothing in that one, let's continue.”2/3
Your weapons bays are empty- no surprise there. “The cannons are loaded, sir.” Kenji says. “Samantha insisted.”“Good on her.” You say, looking up at the wing's pivot point and looking over the flaps. “Checking the pivot and flaps. You can't really inspect them up close, but if something stands out, it's a good sign something's wrong.” You say, continuing your narration. “Like?” Slider asks. “Like fluids that shouldn't be there, visible damage, that sort of thing. We won't find any, but you want to look anyway. Hydraulics are fourth string backups for us, but you still want them if you need them.”The rest of the inspection goes the same- you give a short description of what you're doing, but you don't go in depth- there’ll be time for that later. Finally satisifed, you nod and sign off on the maintenance sheet- accepting responsibility for the aircraft from here until the crew chief signs off on it when you return. You climb up into the cockpit, glad you don't have to watch your feet anymore- Merlin mentioned an improved sensor array, but you didn't see anything new on the way up. You plug yourself into the intercom almost as soon as you sit down, noting that your board is already coming to life, the MFDs cycling rapidly as Merlin checks her own systems. “H-hi Frank. Did you sleep well?” She asks as you start belting in.  “Nightmares are back, kiddo. How about you?”  “Yeah. Started catching up on my Star Trek.”
>>30029222> “Yeah. Started catching up on my Star Trek.”
>>30029222[x] “Nightmares are back, kiddo. How about you?” Honesty is the only policy with Merlin
>>30029222[x] “Nightmares are back, kiddo. How about you?”In before bugged cockpit.
>>30029222>[x] “Yeah. Started catching up on my Star Trek.”
>[X] “Nightmares are back, kiddo. How about you?”
>>30029222> “Yeah. Started catching up on my Star Trek.”Don't burdern her at this stage.
>>30029222> “Yeah. Started catching up on my Star Trek.”Argh, I feel bad lying, but maybe we should wait until later to discuss this.
>>30029222[X] “Yeah. Started catching up on my Star Trek.”Would they be monitoring us yet?
>>30029222> “Yeah. Started catching up on my Star Trek.”Remember what Slider said about not saying anything stupid.
>>30029290I have no idea, but I'd play it safe and save it for a private thing between us, Merlin, and Ice.
>>30029222[X] “Yeah. Started catching up on my Star Trek.”
>>30029222> "Yeah. Started catching up on my Star Trek."No need to worry her.
>>30029222>[X] “Nightmares are back, kiddo. How about you?”Lying to Merlin would be a terrible idea.
>>30029426Not at this point. I expect bugs.
>>30029222>[x] “Yeah. Started catching up on my Star Trek.”Let's leave the stuff that could get us section'd by the matrons for when we know no one is listening
>>30029222> “Yeah. Started catching up on my Star Trek.”Nothing until we know we're on a secure line.
>bugs in the fighterPretty sure Merlin would pick up on them. She can talk to the machine spirit directly after all.
>>30029193>CommanderWere we promoted?>>30029222> “Yeah. Started catching up on my Star Trek.”Keep it quiet until we know no one's listening in
>>30029683I think we're still Lieutenant Commander. It's kinda common to lump Lt. Cdr in with Cdr. Like addressing a Lt (j.g) as "Lieutenant"
>>30029222>[x] “Nightmares are back, kiddo. How about you?”
>>30029680What if Merlin is instructed to not say anything about them?
>>30029843She would anyway because her idea of the chain of command isFrank>God>Ice>Slider>>>>Actual shit from a dog>Matrons
>>30029843To fronk's detriment? She'd never let it fly.
>>30029887"Hey we are putting bugs in the jet and if you say anything to Frank about it we will ground him, not you." Hows that for chain of command?>>30029900Its not about what Frank or Merlin want, its what the government wants.
>>30029961'Oops your bugs got fried must have been magical interference sorry'
>>30029961Remember the last time a matron tried to pull some shit like that on Merlin? I'm pretty sure it'd just end up like >>30030000
[x] “Yeah. Started catching up on my Star Trek.”Sometimes, you remind yourself, your RIO is a sixteen year old girl with confidence issues that, according to everyone else, practically worships you. Telling her that you're worried you might have a few cracks at the edges probably isn't real smart, especially not right now. “Yeah,” You say, sounding convincing, you hope. “Started catching up on my Star Trek.” “I didn't k-know you liked star trek.” Merlin says, sounding surprised. “Eh.” You state, hitting your canopy controls and looking back over your shoulder as you manipulate the stick and pedals, watching the tailerons and flaps respond to the input. “I'm not like, a huge fan, but I enjoy it enough, yeah.” “K-Kenji and I were going to watch some tapes of it d-dad sent me.” She says. “M-maybe you could join us?” “We'll see after the flight. How's everything feel?” You say. “Ready to light the fires?” “Y-yeah.” She responds. “We're starting from internal APU.” 1/2
You don't respond, instead settling back as the rising whine of your turbines spinning up pierces through the cockpit and your helmet. You can't detect much of a difference in their sound, honestly, and don't have fuel gauges up front anymore anyway. You could dial an MFD over, but right now, you don't see any reason to. Rolling out of the hangar, you note that the tarmac is slightly slicker than you'd like, though that won't matter much when you're rolling. Still, you settle way back along the runway, almost up against the wall, with just minimum blast distance between you and it- and you're still pretty sure your afterburner is going to scorch it. Still, you're excited. It's good to get back in the air after so long, and even the rain can't put a damper on your mood. “You ready back there, kiddo?” “J-just waving to Kenji.” You pause. “Merlin, isn't the canopy one way?” “Y-yeah. But he knows.”You sigh, trying not to laugh. “Ah, young love.”She doesn't respond- though you're pretty sure she's blushing almost in the infrared now. You advance the throttles forward, relishing in the roar of the jets as more and more fuel is fed to them. Finally, you crack them into the afterburner range, releasing the breaks with the toe of your boots and rocketing down the runway.
And that's it for the night!Kind of funny, actually, the whole civil war thing that went on in here- I've been re-watching the Ken Burns series on that. Good show, i suggest it. Also: ran longer than I'd initially thought we were going to, though now I'm hoping I didn't ruin myself for work tomorrow. Some of the longer lags between updates were me being sick- sorry. I'm sure that's a mental image you wanted, right? haha. Oh, that reminds me. There may be a schedule change around here, and we may start running Thursday. This is because of work- I'll keep you guys posted with the twitter. Anyway, gents, as always, I hope you enjoyed, and we'll be back next week- Tuesday, as usual, then from there I'll let you know. Cheers guys!
>>30030135NEXT TIME ON STRIKERS '89
>>30030208Good run Ghost! Get some rest, the flu does not fuck around
>>30030208civil war witches would be....interesting
>>30030261funny you should mention that......
>>30030298I like were this is going
>>30030208Is it bad I just picture you barfing all over the keyboard?
>>30030208Wait, you were still running the quest while actually getting sick? Shit man, go and get some sleep! Thanks though...>>30030298pic related
>>30030298Cavalry witches 1863?
>>30030208Oh hey, are you feeling better?
>>30030365well, I made it to the bathroom both times, but, ya know. nah, i can't lie. I'm not *that* dedicated. I mean, I enjoy this a lot, but I wouldn't puke on the keyboard for it. though I do need a new keyboard. hmm....
>>30030208good run goast, go get some rest so we can waifu you in PJW89also Feelthy, feelz today?
>>30030298Is Matron Longstreet descended from THAT Longstreet? I suppose we should be glad she wasn't a Forrest.
>>30030208Get some rest Ghost, the flu is scary shit this year
>witch on a hand cranked gatling gunFall back time?
>>30030425I think running away in general would be smart!
>>30030419Oh, you haven't met her. yet.
>>30030480The Colonel was a fun man, and a real gentleman; in contrast, is Forrest going to be a 'the South will rise again!' type of Southerner?
>>30030555Oh god I hope not. At least not the hood wearing kind
Now that we are well into autosage, who do you guys think Frank should end up with?
>>30030827Powers, SR-71 witch. She fell head over heels when he saved her life.
>>30030827Katya, Ice, Slider and Konstantinabut ghost would never allow it :(
>>30030827Frank should end up with Matron Longstreet.Everyone's a work in progress.
>>30030900I dunno, I doubt he's into Cougars.
>>30030480Ghost is planefag still alive and well?
>>30030918Or sluts. Really, Longstreet must've eaten a fuckload of carpet to get her position.
>>30030900I'm kinda imagining she already has a husband back in the states who puts up with her shit. Should we be looking forward to Matron Feelztreet next?
>>30030983Last I talked to him, yes.
>>30031012Not everyone has redeeming features, anon. Sometimes a bitch is just a bitch.
>>30030918I don't think Frank gets an opinion.
>>30031012Yeah, I'm just playin'. Too many other things to worry about to start up another story about a greatly disliked bit character.
>>30031145Crickey I never saw this coming!
>>30030983He is still kicking around, but is being a miserable faggot and not writing anything after abandoning SWQ and AWiY and that other 2hu smut quest he tried to start
Rolled 9>>30031249Welp, clearly we found our answer here.Lewd the ghost one.
>>30031145All of my yes.
>>30031190When life hits you it hits hard.
>>30031262Frank doesn't know ghost. They will never meet. haha! your plans are for naught, merc!
>>30031190>>30031286Well I'd heard he was dealing with stuff, so I hope he gets it sorted and comes back with some awesome stories.
Rolled 16>>30031305>haha! your plans are for naught, merc!OH YEAH! WELL... Well... well...Fine, whatever. Be that way.
>>30031320Besides, I mean, C'mon. You've got Ice, Slider, and Katya, and you want Ghost? I mean, what's she got the other three don't? a name?
>>30031305>Scribbles note down under "List of things to do in next PJW thread"
>>30031361Ghost is best waifu
>>30031262Things like this make Ghost sick
>>30031361Clearly she's cuter than all three of those has-beens.Ghost is new hotness. Lewd ghost!
>>30031361The readers demand it. Ghost must show up in '89.
>>30031361Not to mention Katsumi, Anons are greedy! I like our little situation....
>>30031361You can't stop the lewd!
>>30031468we need someone to draw the lewd....
>>30031480Get Deculture he already had that one qtg thread with all the drawings.
>>30031409>>30031429>>30031468>>30031480You guys are depraved and sick. I love you guys.
>>30031524We love you too Ghost, someone make Slider, and ice lewding Frank!
>>30031524We love you too ghost.
>>30031631Now I want a picture of Slider, Ice, and Katya staring lewdly at Frank as he casually watches tv
>>30031704Why does no one make writing lewd with these girls? (except that Slider one)
>>30031631>Slider, and iceOi, don't forget Katya
>>30031849Oh how could I forget her?Someone needs to write lewds.
>>30031746>>30031849>>30031917You guys do know I've got someone lined up to do the canon stuff, yeah?Should be good. he was highly recommended.
>>30031946Someone to do lewds? This...is surprising.tell me more.
>>30031631"I didn't know you guys liked Star Trek," Frank said. Ice and Slider were on either side of him, a little closer than he expected, but it was unnaturally cold in the rec room."It's... interesting!" Ice lied, badly. She scootched a bit closer to Frank."Oh yeah..." Slider rolled her eyes. "I'm sure you'd just love being tied up by such interesting sci-fi.""Hey!"It was a pretty interesting episode, and they managed to watch in silence. As the show came to a finish, Frank was avidly aware that Ice and Slider were definitely clinging to him. In the background, he swore he could hear Barin tower granting him permission to launch."So Frank..." Ice said quietly, pulling herself almost on top of him. She wasn't wearing her usual uniform shirt. The white sweater she'd chosen managed to only enhance her bust. "I have a problem you can help me with.""We have a problem," Slider corrected. When Frank looked to her, lustterror pounding in his veins, he noticed that the only thing protecting her modesty whatsoever was her tail.'How does that even WORK?!'"We need it, Frank," Ice whispered, tearing off her sweater and revealing ropes tied in a very suggestive fashion. Idly he wondered if she'd managed that by herself, or if Slider had helped her out."What do you ladies need?" Frank asked nervously, as the two women climbed atop him, pressing him into the couch.'ohshitohdamnohFUCK' The pilot was panicking, very much unlike a pilot should be acting in a situation. If they wanted the guns of the Navarrone, he was more than equipped and ready to give them what they wanted...As they descended upon him, lips glistening with drool, Frank settled in for a long night.
>>30031946I suppose my lewd lust has been sated....for now
>>30031991Clearly he should blow the canopy and eject.
>>30031991FEELTHY RISES TO THE OCCASION.We can only hope Frank, too, will rise to the occasion.
>>30031991"AWAY FROM MY BUTCHER, YOU FILTHY CAPITALISTS!"The wall behind the television exploded, sending stone and mortar flying into the room. The voice was distorted by the ringing in his ears, but there was no mistaking the silhouette outside of the hole in the wall."IT'S HER!" Slider snarled, already leaping forward, ready to defend the prize she'd almost claimed."Back off, pinko! He's ours!" Ice snapped her fingers, encasing the entire room in frost. From A bridge of ice seemed to erupt under her feet, propelling her towards the interloper."My love! My love my love my love!" Konstantina Stalinka shouted. "I will save you! They know not whom they are stealing from!"
>>30032139Oh gawd dammit all to hell.hue
>>30031991i salute you feelthylewds! You have made many a anon happy tonight
>>30032139Dammit and now me and Sir Anon are left flapping in the breeze.
>>30032139My hearts........and my groin....
>>30032139And what of the paperwork? Surely she wouldn't stand idle while her man cheats?
>>30032139I love you.
>>30032139Stalinka is an impressive sight, adorned in what appears to be full body armor that vaguely represented the shape of a Nosferatu. It each arm, she wielded what appeared to twin GAU-8s, on the wings of her armor was a full compliment of the latest Superior Soviet Air To Air Missiles. The war had come to Barin at last."You can't have him! He's ours!" Ice screamed, the ice bridge coalescing around her to form a similar armor, reminiscent of an F-14. With a wave of her hand, she fired a missile of ice, in the shape of an Agile, at Stalinka. At her side, her body wreathed in shadow, was Slider, matching her wing witch motion for motion and launching her own missile.
>>30032192SURPRISE RUSSIANS BITCH
>>30032296>GAU-8>wielded by a soviet>not superior Gsh-630'sfucking dropped
>>30032296The hell is going on...Man, Frank, you got some weird ass dreams.
>>30032296I don't know what is going on, but I'm laughing my ass off.
>>30032361God, I can imagine Frank talking to Mav about this too.>"The hell all that mean anyways, Mav?"
>>30032296oh god she is going to become a transformer!
>>30032417Mav will punch him in the dick as an answer
>>30032296Frank mah boy, you gotta go see a shrink
>>30032296The resulting roar of the twin cannons deafened Frank, but he saw everything in perfect clarity. Ice caught every single round directed at her with small magic circles; Slider's shadows seemed to swallow them whole. Backing dropping the gun pods, Stalinka's armor folded around her protectively, repelling the incoming missiles, spinning away from the castle and blasting towards the sky in full afterburner."IF YOU WANT MY BUTCHER," Stalinka roared, "THEN COME AND CLAIM HIM FROM ME IN COMBAT!"Ice and Slider pursued, a sword in Slider's hand, frost trailing from Ice's hands. Frank stood in shock, running towards the hole and leaping through, swimming awkwardly through the night sky."No! She'll destroy you both!" Frank cried out."SHE CAN'T DESTROY LOVE!" Ice sobbed, turning to Slider. "ICE SWORD 2!""Got it!"Stalinka's Nosferatu was suddenly encased in a small glacier in mid air as Slider suddenly appeared right next to her, having performed a perfect vertical slash with her sword. After several more cuts, the glacier slid apart into even thirds."It's OVER!" Slider announced.
>>30032575what the fuck...
>>30032575Fronk's face when
>>30032575"IT IS NEVER OVER!" Stalinka shrieked, her armor converted back into it's humanoid shape. "ONLY I MAY ENJOY HIS HANDS!" A golden field of light erupted around her, her eyes glowing bright red. The shockwave sent Frank flying back towards the castle, through the castle.He found himself falling towards the dreadnaught once more, spiraling around masers and missiles. Only this time, he had no fighter, no Merlin, it was just him, naked versus the beast below.Arms wrapped around him from behind, and he spun around as best he could, finding Katya and Stalinka pressing themselves against him, just as naked as he was."Show us, Frank Bishop," Katya purred."Show us your tesla cannon," Stalinka begged. "I must know what my love is capable of...""Frank!" Merlin cried out. "You're doing impossible things again! You can't lewd witches in mid-air!"With only hundreds of feet to spare, the warmth of a maser engulfing him, Frank Bishop opened his mouth in the last few moments of his life, and screamed.
>>30032692.....This is frightening but why can't I look away
>>30032692Is he about to screw a maser?
>>30032692well....I got nothing
>>30032692I don't even know right now.
>>30032692"AAAAAAAAAGHBLAKWHATTHEFFFUCK!"Frank sat up in bed, drenched in sweat. He looked over at Merlin, who only stirred in her sleep. She shivered, caught in the grip of her own nightmare. Dragging himself over to his RIO, he gave her a gentle pat on the head, which seemed to calm her down. Sighing with relief, he decided to make his way to the shower. Big day today, had to be somewhat presentable.Cleaned up and ready to go, he noticed finally just how early it really was. He smiled at Merlin, still asleep at 3AM. She hadn't awakened upon sensing Frank wasn't in bed close by, which made him feel more at ease. Maybe something to do with that Kenji guy? Lord knew the kid needed all the help she could get."See you in a few, Merlin," Frank whispered, giving her another pat on the head for good measure before wandering out into the halls of the castle. Maybe he could find something to watch on TV.
>>30032880Frank, your dreams are fucking weird.
>>30032880>that was the nightmareperfect!
Rolled 18>>30032880From the ceiling, the stealth delta witch watches and stalks her meal.
>>30032880What a nightmare. That was hilarious, thanks for writing2
>>30032880frank you need a fucking shrink NOW!
>>30032922I'm not a shrink, but I'd say he's suffering a case of UST.
The matrons must never find out.
frank's dreams sound like a anime. He should start writing it down he could sell it!
>>30032880>>30032977The Cold War over Frank's heart
>>30032977or a comic!
>>30032977Or a serial publication!
>>30032692he needs the touch!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drzPPDrt8CA
>>30033106don't give hornet or ghost ideas for a new crazy dream were frank is a autobot!
>>30033151>Implying this is a bad thing.
>>30033151I like to think that Merlin dreams sometimes that Kenji and Frank speak to her in the voice of Optimus himself.
>>30033151who would be his megatron then?
>>30033171>>30033202well the movie came out in 86...and does she blame her self for what went down in alaska?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7GeisRaias
>>30033202Does Merlin dream of Frank and Kenji making out like a good girl?
>>30033210>who would be his megatron then?A raspy-voiced Matron Longstreet?
>>30033239>Merlin = Hotrodhmmmmm
>>30033307>Merlin supercharges the autobot matrix of leadershipWelp, Decepticons are fucked.
>>30033239I wonder if we can get Merlin to mod our voice comms to make us sound like Optimus. Maybe she dreams of that
>>30033471I would a starscream
>>30033471Run frank! Runnnnnn!!
>>30033639>http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=1062365Stay Frank Stay!Have your russain witches (and slider) protect you