As you emerge out into the deck it's like... Well you've never been to Rome but this doesn't look anything like Japan. Pearly concrete and marble were the dominant colors, with rows of green, sculpted shrubberies interspersed between brightly colored open-air market stalls. And the smells...You are Commander Russells of the M26E4 Pershing Heavy Tank "Black Jack" and there is a nasal cacophony of meats, vegitables and spices. Combined with a dense crowd and festival atmosphere you look at Miho. "Is it a holiday or something?" You ask her, looking around.She shrugs. "No..." She seems just as confused as you are, looking around her in wonder at the sights, sounds and, of course, smells.>Start eating. Figure out what's going on later.>Ask people- maybe Anzio's got its own festivals?>Do some "sightseeing" first.>Other.
>>33783918>Ask people- maybe Anzio's got its own festivals?>Past Episodes link: http://pastebin.com/pifB1Vq0Quest To Do List: 1. A. (Yukari) Recon enemy tank lineup and battle plan. B. (Russells) show Miho a wonderful time.2. Meet with History club for strategizing, 3. Find out what mystery military man wants4. Meet with mystery military man5. recruit Video Game Club, 6. ask Kay if she’s willing to loan us the T28 for the rest of the tournament7. At final confrontation with Shiho whisper "No matter how mad you get, I will still marry Miho." Shit eating grin optional, but encouraged.
>>33783918>Start eating. Figure out what's going on later.Hive Fleet time! Decend and consume!
>>33783918>Ask people- maybe Anzio's got its own festivals?Scoo-zee? Barn-jer-know.
>>33783918>Start eating. Figure out what's going on later.
>>33783918>Ask people- maybe Anzio's got its own festivals?
>>33783918>>Start eating. Figure out what's going on later.
>>33783918>Ask people- maybe Anzio's got its own festivals?>Start eating. Figure out what's going on later.ask while eating?
>>33783918>Start eating. Figure out what's going on later.Miho date with a dash of espionage? I'm game.
>>33783918>>Ask people- maybe Anzio's got its own festivals?
>>33784672well, given how loose-lipped Anzio's tank team members are, its less 'espionage', and more... casual questioning. I just want to know if they've done the remotely sensible thing and replaced the tankette's machine-guns with AT rifles.>Captcha: edntsBuz suitablesee, Ed Buz finds this a suitable reaction.
>>33783918one hour has past, therefore BJ is dead.150cc's, ready... and...CLEAR!
Wait a minute, I thought the Black Jack was a M26E1 instead of a M26E4.
As you and Miho make your way through the crowd, you try to get some idea of what's going on- but the banners and signs don't point towards anything in particular, mainly advertising various food stalls and the sorts of motivational phrases that you usually see plastered around schools.And speaking of that- the school itself is huge! It reminds you more of a university campus, with gleaming marble and granite multi-story buildings arrayed around large quads and courtyards. Miho notices you staring around. "Anzio's a big school- they've got almost as many students as Saunders!" She explains. "Ooarai seems so small by comparison..."You nod as you walk by a stall selling gelatto- "Hey, is there some sort of festival going on?" You ask the young girl.She shakes her head. "Nope! Just dinner!" Holy crap, you think to yourself. "Oh hey! You aren't from around here? Bongiorno!" She says, nodding you to come over.>"Bonnjurrnoh.">"You guys always have this going?">Time to spoil your dinner...>"I'm visiting from abroad- What are the sights around here?">Other.
>>33785129>"Bonnjurrnoh.">"You guys always have this going?>Time to spoil your dinner...>"I'm visiting from abroad- What are the sights around here?"in this order.>>33785121E4 is the long 90mm with two-piece ammo, E1 is prototype gun from Jan of '45. so yes, BJ forgot his own tank name. :) At least I know I'll never be out of editing work here.
>>33785129>>"I'm visiting from abroad- What are the sights around here?"
>>33785226Seconding this guy
>>33785121Nah, I think I just mistyped it.
>>33785369Still, I have job security, so I am happy.
>>33785129>"I'm visiting from abroad- What are the sights around here?"
Just leavin' this here.
>>33785577Oh World of Tanks, You so silly.
>>33785577That's a T6? Easy pickings for a Jumbo.
>>33785129>>"Bonnjurrnoh.">>"You guys always have this going?"
>>33785691You'd have to have lady luck on your side to beat a good cromwell player in a jumbo.
>>33785691It's a Cromwell, they're fast as balls and pretty maneuverable, can probably circle a jumbo easily enough.
>>33785740What /k/ripple said. lol
"Bon Jerr No." You reply, in an Italian accent so bad even Miho has to supress a giggle. "Visiting from America, actually!" You say, putting on the charm. "So what are some of the sights around here?"She spoons out a scoop of chocolate and hands it to Miho. "We've got the best culinary program in Japan!" She says, before twirling around her ice cream scoop. "I made this gelatto fresh this morning!" She begins scooping out a bowl for you. "Try the food! It's what we're famous for!" She looks around. "If you want some of the best though- try Pepperoni's pasta!"She points across the quad at a girl who's short dark hair is hidden underneith a chef's hat as she feverishly works in front of a crowd.>Ask around for more information.>"Does Anzio have a tank program?">Get you some foodage.>Other.
>>33786162speaking of... put your self in Duce's shoes, what would you all do to up Anzio's combat capabilities while staying on a budget? Semovente's like the 75/46 or 105/25? better mediums like the M15/42? Multiple Tankettes with 20mm AT rifles or 47mm AT guns?
>>33786285>Ask around for more information.>"Does Anzio have a tank program?">Get you some foodage.In order, again. PS, Gelato has only one T.
>>33786285>>Ask around for more information.While>>Get you some foodage.
>>33786285>Ask around for more information.>"Does Anzio have a tank program?">Get you some foodage.
>>33786285>Get you some foodage.Getting the food stalls some patronage would loosen their tongues for follow-up questions.>"Does Anzio have a tank program?"
>>33786285>>"Does Anzio have a tank program?">>Get you some foodage.
>>33786285>Get you some foodage.
>>33786361hey, I'm open to whatever order y'all want, so long as everything is done.
Guys, can we not bring attention to their tanks? It's going to raise questions, considering they are our next opponent and that Russels and Miho are the two most visible figures on our team. Leave the data collection to Yukari, who is currently busy spying on them.
>>33786285>Ask around for more information.>Get you some foodage.NO TALKEY THE TANKEY
>>33786453>>33786488If lose lips sink ships, these girls could sink the entire US Navy faster than you can say 'Budget Cuts'. we'll be fine, what's the worst that can happen?
>>33786530YOU!YOU SAID THE THING!
>>33786530*loose lips>>33786546What? I just said what's the worst that can happen from asking?
>>33784049Why is Yukari the cutest?
>>33786654because she is Fluffy and a Tanksexual.
>>33786670>Also confirmed for liking girls
>>33786288Give the Semovente 105 to Italian Jagdpanther-chan (front row, 2nd from the right) for starters.Carpaccio gets the Semovente 75/46 (Meta: Make things an even match-up against Hippo team)Pepperoni's tankette can be the distinctive one with the 20mm anti-tank gun. The 47mm seems to be to very rare (and unproven in battle).Maybe 1 or 2 M15/42s for that manga continuity? The rest can remain unchanged from the series. And that's pretty much it.
>>33786285>>Ask around for more information.BUT NOT ABOUT THE TANKSTANK-FREE DATE
>>33786714She just has a crush on her best friends. Both of them.
>>33786715the 47/32mm AT/Infantry gun was mounted on a similar tankette chassis, so I hesitate to call it unproven, but the rest sounds great. Sounds like the make up to be a fun match, eh BlackJack?
>>33786285>Ask around for more information.>Get you some foodage.
>>33786715wait a sec... Holy Shit, it is Jagdpanther-chan! either the animators got lazy... or she is leading a double life! We must get to the bottom of this!
>>33786714Is that even canon?
>>33786879Yep. It's from the More Rabu Rabu! series.
Present and accounted for, carry on.
>>33786789>the 47/32mm AT/Infantry gun was mounted on a similar tankette chassisIf pic related is what you're talking about, then we got more pressing problems to contend with.
>>33786847Nah, the hair and eyes are slightly different.
>>33786916.....NVM, Never a fan of that but yeah that is the moe standard nowadays
>>33786959That chapter's basically that Yukari asked Miho out to a movie, her mom tries out all kinds of looks for the date, and then Miho shows up with the rest of the crew thinking it was a friends thing and not a date.
>>33786941the wiki pic looks like its enclosed, but now that I look, there are images that have the open crew compartment. I'm referring to the Semovente 47/32. again, not the same tankette chassis that ANzio has, but there was one L3/35 with a 47mm/32 gun that never entered production.>>33786951darn. so much for meeting her early.
>>33785577Ooh, are we playing this game?
>>33787157bahaha! Good one!
>>33786288Incremental upgrades lack the grandeur of a "secret weapon," and 'Chovy has enough trouble keeping the rest of the team giving a shit as is.
>>33787028Oh then it's not so bad
>>33787195You raise a good point. Here's how I would pitch it: you can YOLO with a machine gun... or you can YOLO with a Anti-Tank Rifle! That Kills Tanks! Either that or just direct them to the 105/25.
>90 minutesYou're slipping again, BJ.
>>33787689if it's 90 mins, he's probably fallen asleep.
You glance over at Miho. "Always Italian food with you!" She says, shoving you playfully. "Lets go!" As you both turn towards Pepperoni you hear a loud cough. The gelato girl points to a tip jar and coughs again. For once you're a bit embarassed- you reach into your pocket and pull out a few hundred yen to stuff in the jar, eliciting a polite smile and nod from the girl you almost stiffed.There's actually a pretty long line for Pepperoni- she seems popular with the locals, which you're pretty sure is a good sign. As you saunter into line with Miho, you look across at her. "So, next time we go out oa date, what kind of food should we get?"She smiles. "I was just kidding!" She says defensively raising her hands. "Italian is fine..." A few moments later. "I always prefered French though...">2 Romantic 4 me.>"And another mystery of World War II is solved...">Other.
>>33787754>"And another mystery of World War II is solved..."
>>33787754>>"And another mystery of World War II is solved..."
>>33787754>Other.Like french toast? Or french fries?
>>33787838Haha top kek
>>33786714This is a metaphor for an erection isn't it.>>33787157>Signal BoostingI bet you use your first aid kit on your Radioman too.
>>33788217either that or how The Fluffy will not be changed into anything but herself.
>>33788217Not him but I think Saori bites it the most often in my Panther. Unless I'm taking fire I resuscitate her for the BiA.
>>33788384dead crew members don't stop BiA from working. They decided not to implement that because it made BiA really bad.
>>33788589Ah cool. Dead Saoris for everyone, then!Though I should still use the medkit if it is unused at the end of the match, as dead crewmembers still only get half xp, right?
>>33788675And they won't cook you dinner
You are now imagining a zombie Saori cooking.
>>33788748I refuse to do any such thing
"So... The Germans just wanted French cuisine..." You say, nodding with fake wisdom. "Another mystery of World War II solved!" You sigh. "Well, if we can find a good French restaurant... Maybe we can go visit Maginot next?" You ask a bit too loudly."Maginot..." A voice says from in front of you. "Weak! Unimaginative!" You and Miho peak through the crowd. "And their tank team nothing but the same!" From the head of the line, you see Pepperoni has stopped her vigorous food preparation and is holding a wooden spoon aloft. "We crushed them! This is the year of Anzio!"You and Miho cower backwards a bit, as the girls in line begin shouting a chorus of "Duce!">Back away. Slowly.>When in Rome...>Other.
>>33788865>>When in Rome...But we're in Japan?
>>33788865>Other. hang back and observe.what's the worst that can happen?
>>33788865>Other. Hang back and observe.
>>33788865>Back away. Slowly.The Italians are getting worked up. This can only end in horse heads.
>>33788865>Other. hang back and observe.
>>33788865>OtherLook at her expectatingly, and smile politely.Let's keep her talking.
>>33788865Late twice in one night? I think you might be forming a...>>33789686>mfwexcuse me, I need to practice bolter marksmanship.
>>33789686Rapings not good.SeDuce the Duce.Like some italian dandy.
You and Miho look at each other- the crowd is slowly being whipped into a faux-Nationalist frenzy around you- you don't want to draw more attention to yourself, and you can't run at this point. You're going to have to ride out the storm without being recognized."We crushed Maginot! And with the Duce's help and guidance we'll crush Ooarie and anyone else!" The hot-heated Anzio student continues. "We haven't even revealed our secret weapon yet!" She waves her spoon in the air. "We'll defeat any foreign tanker they have, no matter how powerful their tank."You've know become keenly aware that you're the only foreigner in this situation. God you hope all white guys look the same. "You!" She says, pointing through the crowd. She narrows her eyes. "You look familiar...">Lie.>Tell her the truth.>Run.>Other.
>>33789764>>Tell her the truth.>>Other."really? I guess all americans look the same to asians."
>>33789764>Tell her the truth. 'we come in peace. I'm just taking my girl friend on a date.'
>>33789764>Tell her a technical truth.
>>33789764>>33789777>>33789780the worst they can do is throw us off the boat, so sure.
>>33789764>>33789780+1>Tell her the truth. 'we come in peace. I'm just taking my girl friend on a date.'"It is *really* hard to have a nice quiet date on Oorai without getting mobbed by fangirls. We figured we'd get some time to ourselves on a trip.*
>>33789764>"I don't think we've met."
>>33789864You. I like you. Consider it added to the vote.
>>33789864yeah, let's go with this.
>>33789777This, oh god this. Especially if we pull off the dismissive tone with it.
>>33789864seconding>>33789915no because we're better than casual racism.
>>33789864I wouldn't volunteer the information who we are just yet, though.It's Pepperoni, the classic "I guess it's just one of those faces" has a good chance of success.
And add 'and we heard Anzio have many great chefs. This gelato is dreamy, can't wait to taste the other!'
>>33789764Renega... I mean, Food Interrupt>"FOOD!"
maybe if we grill her about the food, she'll drop it?
>>33790021>>33789950if I've learned anything from you all, its to never take the political influences of the models seriously. Plus, Pepperoni could just as well welcome us to sample the foods as throw us off the boat. It's like I keep saying, What's the worst that can happen? >>33789989already had our interrupt for the cutscene.>>33790003ha. hahaha. ha. you're lucky I like you. and you don't live in the midwest
>>33789864+2 diplomacy and vote bonus.
>>33790035>What's the worst that can happen?We lose our chance for a enjoyable date as everyone'll keep an eye on us because they think we're spies.
>>33790035Central timezone is best timezone. Also, I just noticed what I said..>grill her about the fooddohoho.
>>33790063...Which, now that I think about it, is the whole point of us being here. Huh.
>>33790063date's been pretty good so far, and we just ignore the tails. problem solved. Your worry is misplaced. we'll need it later. but here, we can act within reason with minimal loss. >>33790066the only thing I hate more than puns is people who make them unintentionally, then rub them in your face. Let us never speak of this again.
So did we ever stop wearing our Patton helmet?
>>33790101yep. we can have a lovley date, and draw any watchful eyes away from Fluffy Snake...Dammit, does ANYTHING you put in front of 'snake' make it look like a sex joke?
>>33790121I asked BJ about it once, and he said we always wear it when we're in the tank, other than that, idk
>>33790121>>33790129if its BJ related, like maintenance or pre-match prep, sure. date? we wearing civvies. As fun as it it to imagine Chibi-Patton in school.
Russells isn't even gonna ask why she's called Pepperoni?I'm guessing it's either it'd look too disrespectful to point out hence why it's not brought up yet, or he's acclimated to this level of weirdness already.
>>33789764this: >>33789864BTW, have we encountered the school reporter?
>>33790168we're more focused on 'Oh god, angry mod of school girls.' point out stereotypes when not in potential danger.
>>33790168Well he's already met girls called Assam, Orange Pekoe and Darjeeling...
>>33790206so he's at facepalm levels?
>>33790220Probably, but then again, you can reach facepalm levels with names in every language, so he probably just ignores it.
>>33790220I think he's used to the -boos by now
>>33789764...and that's strike three BJ. Ok people, we need to encourage BlackJack to better use of the hour we give him. ideas?
>>33790472man, just chill and let him write at his own pace
>>33790491Him writing at his own pace is why we're so sparse in readers compared to the beginning.Though, his reputation precedes him these days, so it's not like we can fix that at this point,
>>33790491eh, you're right. I need to chill and get some sleep. as soon as BJ posts,
>>33790508and bitching at him to write faster is not going to get more readers, if anything, it'll make him want to write less, it would me if I were in his shoes.
You look sheepishly at Pepperoni for a second before you look over at Miho. You can come clean now or she can recognize you and know something is up. "Dammit..." You remark. "Figured we wouldn't get recognized over here..." You say, putting an arm around Miho. "Was hoping we'd get a nice quiet date without anything crazy going on..."The crowd goes quiet except for the occasional hushed whisper as they begin to recognize you. Pepperoni looks at you and Miho. "I thought you were familiar, Commander Russells! You came here for a date?" She says. "Aha! Even our opponents know where the best food is!" She exclaims. "Come! come!" She says, urging the two of you to the front of the line.She works in a frenzy of stirring and sauteing. "For you two, I'll make my specialty- Spaghetti Napolitan! Only the best for you two!" Within a few minutes she produces two platefuls of the stuff- from what you saw of the preparation, there are quite a few things that are most definately not Italian- mainly a good portion of Tobasco sauce.As you and Miho, discovered as Anzio's next opponents sit down to eat, you really hope Yukari doesn't get found out- the last thing you need is that sort of frenzy being directed at you...
>>33790527Well following your advice we're in a no-win situation.BJ Needs to be aware, from feedback in his threads, that his posting rate is a problem for the readership and impacts negatively on the quality of his Quest.It's not bitching, it's the goddamn feedback and criticism that pretty much anyone making a creative work absolutely needs to improve.
>>33790555Hey guys, falling asleep at your computer is fun! \o/ Nigh Beej.
NEXT TIME ON GIRLS UND PANZER QUEST...>FluffyGear Solid 2>What is Anzio's secret weapon?>Can we avoid being found out?Girls und Panzer Quest will return on Monday at 5-6PM PST. (Get off work a bit later, so it'll be a late start.)Follow me on twitter for schedule updates and to find out when the thread goes live!https://twitter.com/BlackJackGuPQ
>>33790555see! It worked out for the best! you all were paranoid that something would go wrong.
>>33790527I'm not here to read the quest anymore.Really, reading the quest is about 1/4 the reason I come here. I come here more to read and participate in the in-between posts discussion and sometimes to post Sentinels and Sheilas.
>>33790591Speaking of which... S&Swhen?
>>33790591How is SaS going btw? I've only seen you working and talking (on twitter anyway) about Helljumpers, you still need to finish that lewd story you wrote with Rina, too...
>>33790527>if anything, it'll make him want to write less, it would me if I were in his shoes.And I bet you got told that it's bad to criticise people and that you were a wonderful special snowflake in school, didn't you?And people wonder why the developed world's full o fucking pussies these days. Too scared of hurting each other's precious feeeeeeeeeeeeelings. Disgusting.
>>33790591>in-between posts discussionNot nearly enough of that these days
>>33790616Nah, I'm pretty much aware that my pace is probably my weakest point as a QM- actually been considering taking a short 1-2week break (Probably after the Anzio match.) to rest and plan and, well, mostly just rest.
If only we have one of that Doraemon gadget.I am sure he has something to increase BJ's productivity.
>>33790674Wasn't getting at you, BJ, just that other cunt.It's awesome that you've taken the feedback onboard and have a plan to do something about it.
>>33790704Well, I've been planning a break for like a month now, just haven't gotten to a place in the story where I feel like I'm not leaving you guys hanging.
>>33790596>>33790603I am rewriting it all because I've since learnt a lot of shit about tanks.Also god dammit Rinalewds IS finished>>33790662I miss it
>>33790758It is? Could've sworn it left off at some random point. Maybe I have a bad link.
>>33790809It's not finished
>>33790868You can (not) finish?