Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandMissed past threads? Catch them here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=pararescue+witchesOther Quests:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Quest (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Hunter%20Quest (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=gundam+build+fighters+quest (Complete)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20Quest (Running)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Endless+Sky+Ace+Combat+Quest (Running)You are Captain WILLIAM PIERCE, a combat rescue officer of the United States Air Force.Almost two weeks had passed since you had returned to Japan. During that time, your unit was trying to get used to all of the new changes that have come about. In addition to the F-22 strikers General Granger sent your way, the IJA had also procured a pair of Shinden II strikers for Jetstream and Euclid. Nungesser, of course, felt left out, despite Bullseye pointing out that she had kinda sorta stolen a set of experimental French strikers based on France's new Rafale fighter.(cont)
>>37170441In addition, Ugly and Sokolov had endlessly been testing the new GARDIAN laser defense module, which did a good job swatting MANPADS missiles and even full sized SAMs out of the sky. Of course, it needed a brief pause in between shots to recharge, so it had trouble dealing with simultaneously fired missiles, but it still vastly improved the Comanche's survival rate. You wonder if it could hold up in combat.And Laika, of course, was still putting the XF-19, now designated the Peregrine, though its paces. At this point, your witches have already gotten past the worst of the acclimation effects of their new strikers, and you wonder just when this indefinite standby period would end.>Go talk to Kelsey about being sent back on missions.>Trust that the brass know what they're doing.>Other
>>37170458>Trust that the brass know what they're doing.
>>37170458>>Trust that the brass know what they're doing.
>>37170458>>Go talk to Kelsey about being sent back on missions.Not even 'standard' rescue mission?
>>37170458>Other>Check with the witches, they know their progress better than we can judge
>>37170441>Trust that the brass know what they're doing.
Playing with new software, i think someone requesting the witches in sentai costume before.
>>37170458>Go talk to Kelsey about being sent back on missions.
>>37170458>>Trust that the brass know what they're doing.Best Monday (Manila, PH time) of the week!Also, has anyone else seen the first ep of new Strike Witches season, Operation Victory Arrow? Because according to the OP, Mio is a steelwing now, and it made me hot and bothered.
>>37170826>Best MondayMonday is always suck.I skipped the OP and ED song unfortunately. But all of those Jet Strikers makes me droll.
>>37170900Coffee helps to get over Monday blues. Coffee always helps. (But not that shit Jess drinks.)Also, awesome pic, dude! Love it!
>>37170939>CoffeeNot just concentrated sugar in a syrupy form?
>>37170458Well, you should at least put your trust in the brass, as low as it was. After all, you were just a lowly PJ. Instead, you decide to go check on your witches. As you head toward the hangar, you could see Red lounging in a chair set up on the pavement. Poor Red, you thought. Since she didn't use strikers nor was she given any new toys to play with, she had been extremely bored these past couple of weeks."Hey, Red." You say. "What are you doing out here?""Just enjoying the show." Red shrugs and points up to the air.You crane your head up and see small shapes weaving a web of contrails in the sky. No doubt your witches practicing in another simulated dogfight, thought this time it appeared as if all of them were present. At least it looked as if they had already gotten the hang of their new strikers."Hmph. Looks like they're having a lot of fun up there." Red grunts. You can almost swear you could detect a hint of jealousy in her voice.>Stick around and watch the show.>Invite Red to get some lunch or something.>Suggest she try out strikers, just for fun.>Other
>>37170986>Invite Red to get some lunch or something.She's tried strikers out before, remember?
>>37170986>>Invite Red to get some lunch or something.
>>37170986>Suggest she try out strikers, just for fun.If she turns that down then...>Invite Red to get some lunch or something.
>>37170986>Suggest she try out strikers, just for fun.yes....YES!
>>37170986>>Invite Red to get some lunch or something.----Based on that last Raikov story by Ghost. I compelled to make this before Ghost surprises us again. ...Yes, that supposed to be Raikov.
>>37170986>>Suggest she try out strikers, just for fun.See if there are any land strikers that she can try out. That way, she and Raikov will be "equal" during their inevitable FINAL SHOWDOWN.If none, air strikers are fine, too.>>37170968Point.
>>37171091that's pretty good.
>>37171091Oooh, niiice~ Is Ice (the one with the garter belt and stockings, I think) holding a whip or a leash?
>>37170716>keep up the good work
>>37171148long whip.Kimiko sparring with Red should be started next week (or at least intro pages). Dunno how long it'll be but could be quite long.
>>37170716At first I raised a eyebrow at the idea but seeing Katya in the white ranger outfit suits her.Hell seeing Psycomoto works too. >>37171091Hahahah, When I read that line in the story this is almost the exact same thought I had when she said that.Oh boy if only they knew.
>>37171148if not her, then who?
>>37170986"You know, Red." You grin wryly. "You could always try a set of strikers on. Just for fun.""Oh no. No no no." Red shakes her head. "I remember the last time I tried it. Not fun. Plus you just wanna look at me in my undies, don't you?""Pfffft." You snort. "What makes you think that?""I see the way you always look at Janice's ass." Red points out."In all fairness, Red, who doesn't?" You grin. "I bet you do it, too.""...no comment." Red grunts."And it's not just me you're nervous about, is it?" You raise an eyebrow."What makes you say that?" Red's cheeks glow slightly. "Just a feeling." You shrug innocently. "Anyways, you wanna grab some chow?""Yeah, I guess." Red nods. "Lead the way, Cap."The two of you head over to the base's mess hall. It was a bit early for lunch, but there were still a fair bit of people inside. You and Red each grab a tray of food. You get the standard Western style food, which was the regular cafeteria fare. Red, however, opted to get some of the local Japanese stuff. Mostly fish, rice, and some seaweed."Hey..." Red narrows her eyes. "Is... is that motherfucking Anderson there?"You turn to look, and yes indeed, Colonel Anderson was there casually eating and reading from a file.Then again, you never really believed running into Anderson in any situation was accidental...>Go see what he's doing here.>Go sit somewhere else. If he really wants to talk, he'll come to you.>Other
>>37171540>Go see what he's doing here.Might as well face the problem than running away from it.
>>37171540>>Go sit somewhere else. If he really wants to talk, he'll come to you.
>>37171540>>Go see what he's doing here.Time to play the game.
>>37171540>Go see what he's doing here.
>>37171540>>Go see what he's doing here.>>37171318Called it right. I look forward to Sistermoto tutoring Red.
>>37171750It'd be more like a duel, actually.Friendly duel, but not tutoring.
>>37171540>trusting brassnah brah>Go sit somewhere else. If he really wants to talk, he'll come to you.
>>37171540>>Go sit somewhere else. If he really wants to talk, he'll come to you.>Staring at Janice's assWho wouldn't?
>>37171540>>Go see what he's doing here.
>>37171540"Anderson." You say simply as you sit across from him. "It's odd to see you all the way out here.""I go where I'm needed." Anderson shrugs. "And I hear your particular brand of skills are being tragically ignored here.""In a way." You acknowledge. "Something tells me that you're going to change that?""Yes, we have a bit of a situation." Anderson nods. "It's a quick extraction mission.""High danger level?" Red asks, looking a bit too eager."Would I even be asking you otherwise?""What's the deal here?" You narrow your eyes."As you probably suspect, SOCOM keeps a lot of covert base camps in various locations around the world." Anderson says. "Four days ago, some of our boys captured a high level KPA officer trying to escape Pyongyang.""And we're supposed to ferry him back?" You ask. "Why? Should you even be telling us this?""Nobody is going to listen in on us here. I've made sure of that." Anderson shrugs. "Anyways, the team that nabbed the officer, codenamed Archer, brought him to one of these base camps to be processed. Unfortunately, they haven't checked in for three days now and we fear the worst. We can't call in the Japanese or regular forces, because these places don't officially exist, and I don't have to tell you what happens if this went public.""And because we just happen to be in the area, and aren't on duty, we're the perfect assets to go to a place that doesn't exist." You finish."Exactly." Anderson says."Does Kelsey know about this?" Red asks."Only if he needs to." Anderson says simply. "Are you in? Remember, this is time sensitive.">Count me in.>I'll need to think about it.>I'm not interested.>Other
>>37172074>Count me in.
>>37172074>>Count me in.
>>37172074>I'll need to think about it.Make sure the witches are FULLY up to speed with the strikers. If they are, let's go
>>37172074>Count me in.TO THE SKYRANGER
>>37172074"Count me in." You say. "What do we do?""Give the order to your people to get ready to sortie. I'll give you the mission details when we're in the air.""Wait... you're coming with us?" You blink."Like I said, this is time sensitive." Anderson grunts. "And those are my boys down there, too. Can't very well leave them to rot, can I?"You feel your respect for Anderson just went up a bit.You head over to the hangar, where your air crew and Ugly are gathered. You see you witches just landing from their training exercise."Everybody here? Good." You say. "Get geared up. We've got a mission. Top secret.""Oh, okay." Bullseye nods. "Sounds serious.""That's because it is." Anderson steps forward. "You got a spare set of clothes?""Um yes we do, sir!" Bullseye salutes. "Hoskins, Rex, get to it!""Geez, since when did Bullseye start giving out the orders." Hoskins grumbles."Oh dear, has Kelsey been told about this?" Janice asks.>Kelsey doesn't need to know.>Telling him is the least we could do.>Other
>>37172525>He has, if it's something he needs to know.
>>37172525>>Telling him is the least we could do.
>>37172525>>Kelsey doesn't need to know.
>>37172525>>Telling him is the least we could do.Avoid miscommunication if we can.
>>37172525>>Telling him is the least we could do.he needs to know his best team is otherwise engaged currently
>>37172525>Telling him is the least we could do.It wouldn't do for him to come looking for us for something else and for all of us and our shit to be...elsewhere
>>37172525>Kelsey doesn't need to know.
I wonder if the mission's actually official or if Anderson's just fucking with us because of some other secret reason.
We need to apply to be transferred to Delta Force one of these days. We're not Pararescue anymore.
>>37172740We're exactly what PJs are anon. Or do you not actually know what PJs do?
>>37172740this is what we do!
>>37172761We seem to be doing little "rescuing downed pilots from combat zones" and lots of "standard black ops shit".The only time Pararescuing comes up at all anymore is when anon wants to do something stupid and throws "So Others May Live" out to justify it.
>>37172809standard black ops shit is what pjs do as well.You know who they swnd when spec ops fuck up? they send in pjs.
>>37172809Guess what PJs do when there are no pilots to rescue?We have complete air superiority right now, we're not pulling fighter jockeys out of their wreckage because there are none to pull out, so we're doing what is also our job, providing support extractions to SF teams.You keep complaining about these things saying "this isn't what pjs do" without actually knowing that yes, this is exactly what PJs fucking do.
>>37172809you are a lost cause! I hope the Russians take you in the night!
>>37172861Go away Hotel Moscow!
>>37172525"Telling him is the least we could do." You say."Suit yourself." Anderson says, suddenly now in a combat jumpsuit. "Just don't say more than you need to.""I know." You nod as you pick up the phone and dial in Kelsey's number. "Colonel Kelsey?""Pierce? What's going on?" Your CO asks."Um, we're just taking Colonel Anderson out for a ride." You say."...I see." Kelsey says. The name is all he needs to hear. "Just be careful, all right? You know how Anderson likes to attract trouble.""Got it, sir." You say as you hang up the phone. "Okay, we're good to go."After Anderson transmits a special code to the flight tower, you're given immediate clearance to take off. The Ghost Hawk pulls itself up into the air, while the Comanche and your witches follow close behind."All right sir, you mind telling us where exactly we're going?" Bullseye asks. "Can't fly if I don't know where we're going.""Head for these coordinates." Anderson passes a note to Bullseye, who gives it a quick read."Where exactly ARE we headed?" You ask."A secret camp codenamed Camp Solomon." Anderson replies. "It's located in the mountains of northern Korea. We've had a covert squad of Green Berets operating out of there leading raids against PLA and KPA targets, as well as helping loyalist villages in the region resist Chinese occupation. The whole region here is a mess, actually. Half the villages are loyal to the Japanese while the other half have joined with the Chinese, and these mountains are crawling with militia from both sides.""So we're flying into a full blow civil war." You frown."More like a series of family feuds." Anderson grunts. "The whole war is just an excuse for villagers to resolve old grudges. I suggest staying away from all of them.""Noted.""So uh, what have these militia got in the way of AA assets?" Bullseye asks nervously.(cont)
>>37172955"Nothing too serious. These are basically just mountain people, so all they have are small arms, except...""I am not liking that." Bullseye grimaces."Well, we've been covertly supplying some of the loyalist forces here, so there are definitely anti-tank and MANPADS weapons in circulation. Plus we've got a lot of retreating PLA and KPA forces hiding out in this region, so, uh, their gear might be present as well."That's just fuckin' wonderful." Bullseye groans."Don't think of it as a danger, think of it as a challenge!" Nungesser says cheerfully as she flies up alongside the Ghost Hawk's cockpit."Says the girl that can dodge missiles as naturally as she can breathe." Bullseye grunts."Oh, don't be so jealous!""Fine. Whatever." Bullseye grunts. "So how are we gonna approach the objective?"You think about this. You could fly up high, which would guarantee that you stay out of range of any possible small arms fire, but then people would see your approach coming. You could fly low to the ground, which would help mask your approach, but would of course make you more vulnerable to ground fire.>Fly in high.>Fly in low.>Other
>>37172970>>Fly in low.
>>37172809>The only time Pararescuing comes up at all anymore is when anon wants to do something stupid and throws "So Others May Live" out to justify it.boy does this sound familiar
>>37172970>Fly in low.
>>37172970>>Fly in low.low to the flo'
>>37172970>Fly in low.even the Norks have a theater-defense SAM or two, that's bloody suicide
>>37173043he is so fat that his fucking legs are breaking now
>>37172995It's fine though, we're just successfully roleplaying Young the maniac.
>>37172970>lowEither hostiles don't know we're here, so we should keep it that way as long as possible;Or they do know we're here, and we're fucked regardless of whether we approach from high or low.So low.
meanwhile in the near futurehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImYRfrODwKU
>>37172970"Keep it low, Bullseye." You say. "Roger that." You pilot nods and the Ghost Hawk dips down a bit closer to treetop level. The Comanche follows close behind, as do your witches. "Ghost, Tarin, move on ahead and scout out the area." You say."Acknowledged." Tarin says simply."Moving!" Ghost says. The two witches pull ahead, their new F-22 strikers giving them an alarming rate of speed. Meanwhile, Hoskins and Rex keep a close eye out for any potential enemies. "So far so good..." You sigh. You haven't come across any enemy fire so far."I know, what a drag, isn't it?" Red sighs."We should try calling ahead." Anderson grunts. "See if they're still active. Maybe their long range comms are down.""Or we might let everybody here know that we're arriving." You warn. "Are you sure it's worth the risk?"Your bird, your choice." Anderson says.>Call ahead.>Maintain radio silence.>Other
>>37173360>Maintain radio silence.getting a bad feeling
>>37173360>Maintain radio silence.
>>37173360>>Maintain radio silence.>"So far so good..."not as bad as "what could go wrong" in tempting fate department but still tempting nonetheless.
>>37173360>Maintain radio silence.Shit hits the fan in three. . two. . .
>>37173360>>Maintain radio silence.I don't want to run into any friendly fire, but a few days is enough to be worried
>>37173360>>Maintain radio silence
>>37173345again fear the Black Hand stealth tank witch
>>37173360>>Maintain radio silence.nope nope nope
look at the bright side; pretty sure we won't see surprise Raikov here.
>>37173476don't jinx it!
>>37173476So they either manages to reattached the arm or is she cyberarm Raikov?
>>37173476NIGGA I WILL CUT YOU!
>>37173476At the risk of jynxing it, you're probably right. Last I heard she was up in Russian territory.
>>37173498>>37173519>>37173522>>37173530>>37173535Hey, if we taking Ghost's writing as canon, she is on Russian territory now, chillin' her ass.
>>37173360"We'll maintain radio silence." You say. "Roger that." Anderson nods as he leans back in his seat."Okay, we're coming up to the objective." Bullseye says. "We should have a visual- aw shit."You all turn to face the front of the craft, where you see plumes of smoke rising from a clearing in the trees. "Typical." Rex shakes his head."Tarin, Ghost, do you see any hostiles?" You ask."Nothing so far." Tarin says. "Area looks clear.""Same. I don't see anything apart from the camp." Ghost says.Finally, the Ghost Hawk reaches the camp, and all you see is smoldering ruins, with absolutely no signs of life."Looks like someone got here before we did." Anderson grunts.>We should land and investigate.>We should bug out. This is probably a trap.>Orbit the area and see if you can't find any survivors from the air.>Other
>>37173659>We should land and investigate.>Orbit the area and see if you can't find any survivors from the air.Split up somewhat.
>>37173659>>We should land and investigate.If we don't find anything then we radio them
>>37173659>>We should land and investigate.
>>37173659>>Other>Get the ghosthawk orbiting low and close, have the Commanche and the witches except for Tarin orbit, have Tain and us investigate.
>>37173659>smoke>fire>green berets missingAsk Anderson what kind of firepower the people here hadCross-reference his information to the damage we see from the sky. Figure out if it was an even fight, or if someone brought a bigger stick.
>>37173659>We should land and investigate.>Orbit the area and see if you can't find any survivors from the air.Agree with splitting up, there might be intel to retrieve, something to let us know what happened.
>>37173659>>Orbit the area and see if you can't find any survivors from the air.
>>37173659>>We should land and investigate.>>Orbit the area and see if you can't find any survivors from the air.Uh oh. . .
Just to get a conversation rolling. Do you think Frank and Merlin should get the Laika implants?
>>37173937No, though I do think Frank should get the bits of tomcat taken out of him, and formed into a ring he can wear
>>37173937No. For a pure and blue world.
>>37173937I'm leaning towards yes. It's more than a little scary, especially with his magic and her magical ability, but it just seems too perfect for them to fly as one with the plane and eachother.
>>37173659"Bullseye, bring her down, we're going to investigate. Ugly, stay in a protective pattern. You see anything that even appears to be hostile you waste it. Janice, you and the other witches do a wide orbit and recon the area. Make sure every witch is in a pair.""You call, boss." Bullseye nods as he brings the Ghost Hawk around for a landing. "I'll keep an eye out." Ugly says as the Comanche trains its cannon on the treeline."Okay, you heard the Captain!" Janice says. "Tarin and Ghost remain in a pair. Jetstream goes with Euclid, and Nungesser is with me! We'll do a slow, expanding orbit outwards. Report anything suspicious you see!"As your witches spread out, the Ghost Hawk finally touches down on scorched dirt. You, Red, Rex, and Anderson hop out as the Ghost Hawk pulls up again to maintain a protective orbit, as well as prevent making itself a sitting duck on the ground."Okay, spread out and look for clues." You say. "But stay in within the clearing. Don't head into the trees for any reason. Red, you're with me. Rex, you keep an eye on Anderson.""Roger." Rex nods as he and Anderson split off from you."What the hell happened here?" Red coughs as she looks around."Nothing good." You sigh. All around, you see the burnt remains of tents and wooden huts. You note the numerous bullet casings littering the ground as well, suggesting that whatever happened here, the Berets didn't go down without a fight. Most of the casings looked to be the standard NATO 5.56, but you could see a few of the larger 7.62 casings the Chinese preferred.(cont)
>>37173937Nope, not at all. Too many ifs or buts about it. It's the whole scorpion debacle from TW89 all over again and I don't want to touch that.
>>37173981"Doesn't look like the fire was caused by the battle." Red says as she kneels next to a burnt out hut. "It was a controlled demolition. Whoever attacked seized the camp and then razed it.""Would have figured as much." You nod. "Anderson, how many guys were here?""By the last report, we had six Berets and about two dozen local fighters stationed here." Anderson says. "I haven't found any bodies, though.""Me neither." You nod. "Either they got away, or the bodies got cleaned up.""This wreckage is at least a day or two old." Rex adds in. "They could be anywhere at this point.""Perhaps we should reach out the locals." Anderson says. "Maybe they'll know what happened.">Too risky. This mission is scrubbed.>Looks like we have no other choice.>Let's investigate this area a little more.>Other
>>37173937As long as we have redundant backup and safety system in place, and after thorough testing on its effect on non-witches.
>>37173974They already do that anon, and its a piece of completely untested, unproven tech that is pretty dangerous. They can fly better than anyone else together except for Laika maybe, but there is no need for them to risk and ruin their lives by chancing it with unproven dangerous tech.
>>37173981explosions? treads? bodies?
>>37174004>>Let's investigate this area a little more.then>>Looks like we have no other choice.
>>37174004>Let's investigate this area a little more.Didn't we just have a talk about how the locals are basically just solving a bunch of old blood feuds?
>>37174004>Let's investigate this area a little more.
>>37174004>Let's investigate this area a little moreAt least let our witches give us a sitrep before we leave and do anything else
>>37174004>>Let's investigate this area a little more.
>>37173985The scorpion debacle wasn't a debacle, it was some asshole whining about a character doing what they wanted when they were given the choice to make themselves.Fuck that guy, and fuck you for bringing it up.
>>37174005And after someone else has tested the system, you NEVER EVER want to be the first person trialing such an invasive bit of tech, especially when the potential for it to completely ruin what its meant to help improve is so high.Let someone else test and trial it, it ain't for Fronk and Merlin.
>>37174004>>Let's investigate this area a little more.>>37174059Like Laika and all the other soviet pilots who have it, including the other defectors (Merlin mentioned more than just Laika, remember). Bonus points if the folk Brigitte bagged were involved in its development.
>>37174059also what if we are hit with some kind of EMP based weapon?
>>37173974>>37174005I'm a bit iffy on the thing myself but aren't Russian pilots are already using and are catching up to Frank with their Witch/Steelwing combination? Also didn't Merlin say the system say it was okay? Also how long is said surgery for the implants?
>>37174157>Nogg no re
>>37174137Then we're already in deep shit because of COFFIN and the striker interface in the back seat>>37174141They've started training pilots with them yeah, though that probably got set back a bit.and yeah, even if I'm slightly wary that her enthusiasm is clouding her judgement I would trust Merlin as to the safety of a machine.
>>37174137that's a very good point.
>>37173659>We should land and investigate.>OtherHave the Commanche and the witches orbit.
>>37174137if enemy used EMP, unless we have analog control we still screwed even if we using 'normal' control.
>>37173985The scorpion had significant and obvious downsides, particularly in the longterm. These mods aren't anywhere nearly as contencious.
>>37174177>Then we're already in deep shit because of COFFIN and the striker interface in the back seatwhich we can eject from, I don't want to go ripping cables out of our head and spine in that event.
>>37174141>Also didn't Merlin say the system say it was okay?You would believe one very heavily biased source who has no second opinions or data to prove that?>>37174177>They've started training pilots with them yeah, though that probably got set back a bit.No they haven't, Laika and the very few others were still doing test work for the prototypes. That special Fandance we blew up was another prototype they were going to start work with before we blew it up and stole another.The system is no where near as far along progressed as you think it is.
all these cyberneticsshadowrun soon
>>37174200>These mods aren't anywhere nearly as contencious.Yeah they are, it plugs right into your brain stem and it has exactly the same significant and obvious drawbacks and if you didn't bother reading that then your a fool.
>>37174191We still have manual controls in the Wyvern if we lose fly-by-wire.
>>37174004"Let's investigate this area a bit more." You say."Roger." Rex nods."Janice? Have you or the girls found anything yet?" You ask."Nothing so far. Just trees and rocks." Janice sighs. "Nobody has even taken a shot at us.""All right, keep looking." You say as you examine the ground much more closely. You see footprints, but they're mixed and mashed together in such a way you can't tell them apart, and they go off in every which way."Hey guys, I'm picking up something on thermals. People, lots of them!" Ugly warns. "Coming in hot and fast!""Think they're friend or foe?" You turn to Anderson."Do you really want to stay and find out?" Anderson grunts."But they'll probably be our best shot at finding out what happened here." Rex points out.>Set an ambush for these guys.>Have Ugly waste them.>Evac the campsite right away.>Other
>>37174238The scorpion was both bulkier, and a permanent replacement for her spine, not to mention totally uneeded given a longer timeframe. This mod is just a tap, a facilitator, not a replacement. Wiley was pretty hesitant about it, Merlin wasn't. Potential bias aside, this is way less of a big deal, particularly considering there's more practical knowledge about it this time around. Laika's doing fine.
>>37174250>Evac the campsite right away.
>>37174250>>Set an ambush for these guys.
>>37174226We just need the Goblinization to hit, THEN we can have Real Shadowruns>>37174250>Set an ambush for these guys.
>>37174250>>Evac the campsite right away.And see if we can't get something on radio while we're at it.
>>37174250>>Evac the campsite right away.
>>37174266>and a permanent replacement for her spineAnd that system is also permanent. Who knows what kind of shit jamming a chunk of steel and carbon fiber into your brain stem will do?>particularly considering there's more practical knowledge about it this time around. Laika's doing fine.No there isn't and please don't use confirmation bias like a moron.
>>37174273dragon familiar witches
>>37174250>>Set an ambush for these guys.Check them out before opening fire of course.
>>37174288I would just drop my gun and fucking surrender
>>37174288 Hermatic Witches with fiber optic network feeds. Fireballs out of nowhere!
>>37174225The thing in is that Frank seems to trust Merlin on machinery considering what she made and provided shows some calim she knows what she's talking about (in a technical level)What I'm not sure are the technical risks that Frank mentioned and who made the claim since it seemed Laika (the only example we seen of the system) seems fine.
>>37174288That's princess Katsumi.
>>37174340welp, time for shadowrunning (aka be pessimist as i can)....the only drawback for Frank i can think, provided the implant itself is safe, that it could increase strain on fronk's body from extra maneuver. >>37174356Is it confirmed yet? I don't recall anyone mentioned Kat's familiar.
>>37174250>Set an ambush for these guys.If things are bad then we airstrike.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>37174250And we have a tie. Time to roll off.1. Evac2. Ambush
>>37174340Frank trusting Merlin =|= Frank trusting the machine.Merlin's thoughts on a largely unproven piece of tech thats not been adapted for their use are essentially irrelevant until there is significant data to back them up, until then its purely speculative.
>>37174389Oh right since Laika does no have legs and Frank does so she can handle the extra G-forces.and yes its canon since it was part of Feelthy's story.
>>37174405booooo fuck you dice! (i never got to vote due to a power outage)
>>37174389>that it could increase strain on fronk's body from extra maneuver.That's already a very big problem... So why would you go and make it worse?
>>37174422Well normally Frank trusts Merlin's judgement with these things is what i'm saying. Besides do we even have time to wait on such data.Again, I'm just happy with Frank as is but considering the offer we had with Putin and now, this has got me a bit curious.
>>37174405What's the likelihood that it's Green Berets and Civies.And we can't save all of them.
>>37174250"Ugly, give a few warning shots to slow them down. Bullseye, come on down for a pickup!""Gladly!" Ugly says as the Comanche's cannon swivels towards the trees and lets off several bursts."Coming in right now!" Bullseye guides the Ghost Hawk back down into the campsite. The wheels don't even touch the ground before you, Red, Rex, and Anderson have piled into the passenger compartment."Go!" You yell as Bullseye pulls the Ghost Hawk back into the sky and away from the camp. The Comanche and your witches follow closely."Well that was a huge bust." Red sighs."There's a loyalist village not too far from here." Anderson says. "We might be able to get more intel from them.""Maybe we should just call them out on the radio? What do we have to lose at this point?" Red suggests."Um, attracting the attention of literally every angry Chinese and North Korean soldier?" Bullseye counters."Either way, I doubt there's anything in this mountain that can handle six witches." Janice says. >We'll head for the village.>We'll try to raise them on the radio.>This mission is scrubbed.>Other
>>37174496>>We'll head for the village.
>>37174496>We'll try to raise them on the radio.
>>37174496>>We'll try to raise them on the radio.
>>37174501I don't trust him Never trust the KGB!
>>37174496>We'll try to raise them on the radio.While moving away still, of course
>>37174496>Anderson, is there something we ought to know?This is getting kinda spotty.
>>37174501Not saying he is or isn't just saying that offers to frank about being modified had been offered before, I just find this discussion interesting in regards on how this will proceed.Though I have some weird interest of Frank going into a coma and suffering from his gnome problems. So these impants might make him better but weaken the gnome.or just make it worse for his body in general?Either way this sounds like Frank is one big test dummy.
>>37174496>We'll head for the village.>OtherTHIS!>>37174558
>>37174496>Other: >>37174558>>37174501We have a Konnie.If he tries to dick us over, we sick her on him. By saying that he was trying to separate Fronk from Konnie.I call it: Operation "If I'm going down..."
>>37174605I wonder if catnip would work on her
>>37174605>We have a Konnie.no we don't, we don't know who this is
>>37171091Nothing this week, probably next. I've got... Eh, call it 9 pages done of the rough draft.
>>37174558I like this. If not>Raise them on the radio
>>37174651>Nothing this week, probably next. I've got... Eh, call it 9 pages done of the rough draft.I'll get my popcorn ready.
>>37174651>Eh, call it 9 pages done of the rough draft.It's in stage notes aren't they?
>>37174287>And that system is also permanent.Permanent and vastly less intrusive than the wholesale replacement of your spine. We use electrodes for mental stuff all the time. And again, Merlin's never been one for recklessness and she's convinced it'll be fine.>No there isn'tOf course there is. How often has Laika's medical problems and cybernetic side effects been a source of concern? Never. They're reliable, side effect free, and effective.Obviously risks exist, I'm not denying that, but this isn't in the same ballgame as the scorpion was.I'd be more concerned with how this interacts with our gnomery than anything else. That's the big unknown quality.
>>37174651I'll stock up on the popcorn then.
>>37174647You know: KonstantinaThe psychopathic Russian stalker witch that stalks Frank and is essentially the SW:89 version of Yuno.Yeah, that bloody little who- *screams and yelling in Russian*>>37174651>9 pages>DRAFTAll of my yes.
>>37174699Has she popped up recently?
>>37174713Check the SW:89 archives.Here's the link:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20witches%201989Also includes archived PJ witches.
>>37174496>We'll head for the village.
>>37174693>Never. They're reliable, side effect free, and effective.Just because she's not had any does not make them side effect free, once again more confirmation bias, geez its like you've never even looked at a medical trials results and conclusions.
>>37174842Yeah, they're hardly proven safe in the long-term. I still err towards trusting Merlin and any other expert opinions we can pull up....inb4 the forefront waifu warriors offer different opinions about the implant
>>37174496"Okay, we'll try to raise them on the radio." You say, but grab Anderson's arm. "But first you're going to tell me what's REALLY going on. This isn't just a regular prisoner, isn't it?""Of course not." Anderson grunts. "The KPA officer the Berets nabbed was actually an IJA intelligence agent.""A defector?" You blink."A liaison." Anderson narrows his eyes. "We have reason to believe there might be elements within the Japanese armed forces directly aiding the KPA, for reasons we do not yet know."Now you understand why things were so serious, and why Anderson was insistent that the Japanese not be involved."Shit." You breathe. "So this guy is hot.""Extremely." Anderson nods. "Which is why it is imperative we get him to a secure facility for debriefing."You see Jetstream and Euclid float closer to the Ghost Hawk, now extremely interested in this conversation."Are you accusing members of our intelligence service of treason?" Jetstream narrows her eyes."No, we SUSPECT that they are." Anderson glares back. "And don't try to get preachy on me. I'm well aware of how the EPD tried to act behind the Emperor's back.""This is why I dislike your kind so much." Jetstream shakes her head."You and me both." Anderson nods and turns back to you. "So that's the situation.""Wait..." Red frowns. "If that's the case, then wouldn't be possible we'd be dealing with Japanese SFs?""That is a distinct possibility, yes." Anderson nods. "In fact, there's isn't much else that could take on a squad of Green Berets and fighters trained directly by them.""Wonderful." You grimace. "Try to call them up then."(cont)
>>37174885"Hunter, this is Bowman, do you read me?" Anderson calls out on the radio. "Hunter, what is your status?""This is Hunter!" You hear a voice crackle over the radio in reply. "Situation FUBAR. Requesting immediate evac!""Calm down, Hunter!" Anderson barks. "What is your condition?""We are down to eight effective! Unknown hostiles in pursuit. We are low on supplies and ammunition. Heading to OP Foxtrot for resupply. We're about ten clicks south of it!""OP Foxtrot..." Anderson consults the map. "Got it. We're inbound!""Where's OP Foxtrot?" You ask."Just keep flying west." Anderson instructs. "It's a small supply dump for emergency situation like this. It'll be a straight shot there."Eh, I'm not liking that approach." Bullseye grunts. "That's a lot of forest we gotta go over. Not much cover for flyers like us. I'm thinking we detour north a little and use those mountain peaks as cover.""That takes time, which we don't have." Anderson retorts. "By the time we clear those peaks my boys may already be dead.""And if we just go full speed ahead, we might ALL end up dead!" Bullseye counters.>Head straight for the LZ. You need to get there ASAP.>Take a detour around the mountains. Safety first.>Other
>>37174842>once again more confirmation biasAnd you're using the lack of proof that they're fine as evidence that they're not. It's just as much bullshit. If they're at the stage where they're willing to risk their best ace with the implantation, it's a pretty strong indication of their confidence. Same with Merlin, as much as you'd like to paint her as an incompetant and heavily biased moron, none of which is born out. Laika's been fine so far, Merlin's sold on it, and we have ZERO evidence of likely side effects. This isn't a civilian medical procedure. Risk is part of the job, not that we have any real evidence of it at the moment.
>>37174895>>OtherWitches are harder to spot, send them on the direct route while the choppers take the scenic route>>37174903>it's a pretty strong indication of their confidenceOr their desperation. I agree that we should go with the implant, but let's keep everything straight
>>37174895>Head straight for the LZ. You need to get there ASAP.
>>37174895>>Take a detour around the mountains. Safety first.
>>37174895>>OtherSend witches ahead, helos take detour?>>37174903Please remember Frank's body is quite weird as now, either from gnomery or just plain combat stress. No point on risking him as now, if we want to test it, test it on other pilot first and gather more data.Everything is always looked good in papers until we field it.
>>37174895>OtherZig Zag our way over to the LZ to shake off attacks.
>>37174895>>Head straight for the LZ. You need to get there ASAP.
>>37174895>OtherSent a support team of the Gunship, tarin and two other witches to provide airsupport to the Green Berets.Meanwhile, we go around the mountain peeks with the other witches just in case hostile air-power shows up.
>>37174903>And you're using the lack of proof that they're fine as evidence that they're not.No I'm not, I'm not even arguing anywhere remotely near that, I'm saying that sure, she's fine now, but who knows what impact this tech will have on Frank and Merlin in the future, I don't want to take that risk with the tech at this stage. Don't put words in my mouth anon.
>>37174903>If they're at the stage where they're willing to risk their best ace with the implantationNo they are not, this is entirely conjecture from Merlin having a look at the tech, nothing more, if they were at that stage, we would have written orders for it and we don't. Merlin is not the chain of command or Air Force brass anon, she might think we're ready for it, but that doesn't mean we're anywhere near the stage where our bosses are willing to risk us for it. Stop treating assumptions as fact.
>>37174895>>Head straight for the LZ. You need to get there ASAP.Lead with the Comanche, its laser system can take out and MANPADS and then we can react if need be.
>>37174932>Please remember Frank's body is quite weird as now, either from gnomery or just plain combat stress. No point on risking him as now, if we want to test it, test it on other pilot first and gather more data.This, Frank's body can only just keep up with his current shenanigans and even then thats slowly killing him, this kind of system to make him harm his body even further is just stupid to consider when there is no need for it at all.
>>37174922>Or their desperation.NATO has massive air superiority ATM, and that's not likely to change anytime soon. They're not desperate, however much they want more capabilities.>>37174932That's my main concern. Not to get Shadowrun on anyone (and the soviet cyborg witches obviously contradict it), but the interaction between Gnomery and cybernetics is going to be an area to watch for changes in. And yeah. We're already better than anything else out there. Short of more data, I'd be just as inclined to turn it down.>>37174954You likened it to the scorpion, which was a far more intrusive and irreplaceable deal, and we're apparently 'jamming' a 'chunk' into our brains. You're afraid of it, pointlessly so. It's the same half assed rhetoric every other luddite uses whenever something threaten's change.
>>37174903I;m hesitant on the mods myself but for Frank I see no real reason to decline them until we get a second opinion or a bit more info. Frank trusts Merlin with these things.What bothers me a bit is how long will it take for surgery, adjustment, and retraining for such equipment?
>>37175017>You likened it to the scorpionThat wasn't even me anon.
>>37175017>NATO has massive air superiority ATM, and that's not likely to change anytime soon.
>>37174976That's true, although we've already made some major changes to the wyvern on her say so.>>37175027How impartial is merlin, though? I kinda get a feel that she's after flight. It's so close to her that she can taste it. Not that I think she's wrong, it's just a point of concern.>>37175030As you say, anon.
>>37175017>You're afraid of it, pointlessly so.So I see a piece of untested technology and being afraid of its negative consequences is pointless, when its been pointed out we have no idea what kind of effects it will have?The only pointless thing here is arguing with you because clearly you're stuck talking to yourself and not even reading what us anons are saying.
>>37175046inb4 its not martian that engineer the war, but TauInb4 Stalin is embracing Greater Good
>>37175017inb4 Soviet space magic
>>37175046I can't quite decide if that counts as metagaming or not, but good point.This is where I really hate the fact that most of the infodump opportunities tend to be 'pick 1 of three topics'.
>>37175073I don't think it counts as metagaming when it's a possibility that fronk was told about in-character.
>>37175058>we have no idea what kind of effects it will have?We have every idea of what it'll do. It'll allow us to interact directly with our aircraft in a way we've never been able to before. The rest is speculation and ass-covering.>>37175069Mecha Robot Stalin is coming.
>>37175061Or invaders from Venus, cue team up with both Soviets and Martians, MS6 style.
>>37174895"Keep forging ahead, Bullseye, we need to get there ASAP." You say. "Got it." Bullseye says reluctantly. Your formation flies ahead at full speed, and it's only a few minutes until machine gun and cannon fire begins lancing up from the forest. The Comanche returns fire from its cannon, but at the speed it's going, it can't fire for too long or too accurately. You see ruby beams as the GARDIAN begins shooting down the odd MANPADS missile or two, causing midair explosions like fireworks.The gunfire, meanwhile, is largely inaccurate due to your speed, and your low altitude means they only have the briefest of seconds to target you. However, the cloud of lead gets thicker and thicker, and you know all they need is a few lucky shots on your comparatively fragile Ghost Hawk."Aw crap, looks like they were waiting for us!" Bullseye grunts."Looks like they got some serious artillery out here!" Ugly warns. "Captain, if you gain some altitude, me and the other witches can shield you from the ground fire." Janice says. "...with your permission of course.">Do it. We can't afford to get hit.>Negative. We can't risk you like that.>Other
>>37175092>We have every idea of what it'll doSo no you're omniscient too?
>>37175091Key word being possibly, not actually having happened. Just possibly, as in, you magicked it up in your head and lol thats good enough hurrrrrrrrr
>>37175101>Do it. We can't afford to get hit.
>>37175094Nah, Contra Aliens more likely.>>37175101>Do it. We can't afford to get hit.
>>37175053Thus the second opinion but Merlin didn't just look at blueprints and documents she looked at the actual thing from the fandance they had taken. Again I really do want another opinion on this but this does seem to be a time sensative thing which while I'm a bit iffy on, I don't think Frank will say no to be a better pilot and Merlin's approval. Again Frank always says he has a deep trust in Merlin.
>>37175101>>Do it. We can't afford to get hit.
>>37175101>>Do it. We can't afford to get hit.>>37175117At least it'll be good reason for Russian army to switch allegiance.
>>37175101>Do it. We can't afford to get hit.>>37175112What? Chill out dude, all I said was that people know that suddenly martians is a possibility in response to air superiority needs.
>>37175101>Do it. We can't afford to get hitFuck your AA, we have SHIELDS!>>37175092Para Bears everywhere.
It must be nerve-wracking being a helicopter pilot when witches will wander right up next to you in the air
>>37175258Not just helio pilots friend. fixed wing pilots have to deal with this shit aswell.
>>37175101"Do it. We can't afford to get hit." You say."Roger!" Janice say as she and the other witches form a protective wall between you and the ground fire, forming a large composite magical shield between each other. You see it spark and flash as bullets and cannon shells hit and deflect off of it, and you witches visibly wince at the effort of maintaining the shield."How much farther?" You ask. "Thirty seconds!" Bullseye cries."Anderson, make the call!" You yell."Hunter, evac is inbound! Are you ready?" "We're at the LZ!" You hear Hunter yell over the sound of gunfire and explosions. "Be advised, LZ is hot! We're taking small arms and AT fire here!"Sure enough, up ahead, you can see plumes of smoke as well as flashes from tracer rounds zipping about in the trees.>Land right away and hope Ugly and the witches can provide adequate cover for you.>Hold off for a bit while Ugly and the Witches soften up the opposition.>Other
>>37175288>>Hold off for a bit while Ugly and the Witches soften up the opposition.
>>37175288>>Land right away and hope Ugly and the witches can provide adequate cover for you.
>>37175288>Hold off for a bit while Ugly and the Witches soften up the opposition.
>>37175288>>Land right away and hope Ugly and the witches can provide adequate cover for you.The approach was also hot, hovering without our cover and waiting feels like a bad choice to me
>>37175288>>Land right away and hope Ugly and the witches can provide adequate cover for you.Give Ugly and the girls free reign of fire and get in and out fast.
>>37175288>>Land right away and hope Ugly and the witches can provide adequate cover for you
>>37175288>Hold off for a bit while Ugly and the Witches soften up the opposition.Alright ramblers, lets get rambling.
>>37175288>>>Land right away and hope Ugly and the witches can provide adequate cover for you
>>37175288"All right guys and gals, let's soften them up a bit." You say. "Bullseye, put is in a high orbit for a sec.""Got it."As the Ghost Hawk gain altitude, you can see Ugly and the witches performing strafing runs in the trees. Down below, you can see a small camouflaged shack where Hunter was undoubtedly holed up. You can see figures inside cheering at the help from above. Ugly unloads an entire volley of rockets into the trees while the witches pump bullets from their various firearms into the brush. The gunfire from the trees almost immediately ceases as the shooters are either killed or dazed by the sudden and brutal attack."Okay, Bullseye, I think this is as good as it's going to get!" Janice reports. "You better make your approach now!""Coming in." Bullseye reports."Hey, what's that?" Anderson points.You turn to see a small, black shape hurtling towards the Ghost Hawk. It appeared to be a witch. At first, you thought it was one of your own, until you realized they were all below providing fire support for Hunter. This witch was clad completely in black, wearing a set of what looked to be stealth strikers similar to Ghost's old Nighthawks.And the oncoming witch draws a large sword...>Rex!>Red!>Other
>>37175516>>Red!Why not both?
At this rate, Rex will either die, pull off some solid snake shit or prove that headpats can subdue ALL targets.
>>37175579Come to think of it, didn't the nighthawk strikers have comparatively little shielding because of the stealth? Assuming that compromise carries over to whatever this is, I'd laugh my ass off if he just shoots her until it takes
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>37175516Jeez, what is with today's thread and ties?1. Rex2. Red
>>37175608Rex just ends up wasting her with the door gun.There's either going to be a body, or a few miniature chunks left over dependent on if we have a M240 or a Mini-gun respectively.>>37175629Time for Dakka.
>>37175629geez, what with today dice favor 1?
>>37175516"Rex, light her up!" You yell.Rex doesn't even have to be told. He swings the Ghost Hawk's mounted minigun over and lets it rip, sending thousands of bullets streaming towards the oncoming witch. The witch immediately breaks off her charge, darting to the side to avoid the storm of bullets. However, she's not quite fast enough and you can see her shield get shredded to pieces. With her attack failed, the witch dives for the deck.>Let her go. You're not looking for a fight today.>Order your witches to intercept her.>Other
>>37175658>Let her go. You're not looking for a fight today.
>>37175658>>Let her go. You're not looking for a fight today.we need those greenie beanies to get on so we can GTFO already
>>37175658>>Let her go. You're not looking for a fight today.The priority is extraction of friendlies, but make it known if there are opportunity to safely capture that witch then do it.Emphasis in if.
>>37175658>>OtherHave Ugly hit that bitch with some hellfires.We don't want Raikov 2: Asian Boogaloo
>>37175658>>Let her go. You're not looking for a fight today.How did she get Nighthawk strikers?
>>37175726SIMILAR to anon, similar to.
>>37175726either Chinese Bootleg or someone in USAF sold his/her own country.
>>37175743Or in other words, probably Chinese
>>37175726Similar ones from soviet R&D labs?
>>37175658"Should we pursue?" Tarin asks, obviously in a hunting mood."Negative, Tarin. We're not looking for a fight today." You say. "Keep putting up that supporting fire."Bullseye finally touches the Ghost Hawk down in front of the outpost. Almost immediately, you see a small squad of men in jungle camo gear sprint to the helicopter as fast as possible, with a few of them limping and at least one man having to be carried. You, Rex, and Red help pull the wounded men in and you do a quick headcount. There were the six berets, and two local fighters. All roughed up in some way or the other.Also with them was one man who was cuffed, with a black bag over his head. No doubt the prisoner Anderson was talking about."Thanks for the ride." The lead beret breathes a sigh of relief. "Holy shit, are the THE Captain Pierce?">Yep. MoH and all.>Never heard of him.>Other
>Order your witches to intercept her.Some information would be nice.
>>37175810>YesDon't brag, just doing the duty
>>37175810>Yep. MoH and all."That I am. Welcome to PJ airlines."
>>37175810>Yep."And my gunner is the brother of Frank Bishop."
>>37175810>Other"LATER! Get us out of here!"
>>37175810>>Yep.Let's give them a morale boost.
>>37175865>Double Franky goodnessI can hear the screaming Russians from all the way over here.
>>37175810"Yep, that's me." You nod."Holy shit." Hunter laughs. "Never thought we'd ever get picked up by you! Don't know if that's a blessing or a curse.""Well, I wouldn't be sent out if it weren't a huge shitshow in the first place." You remark as Bullseye powers up the Ghost Hawk's engines, gaining more altitude. There's still sporadic small arms fire, but the majority of the enemy fire has largely been suppressed thanks to Ugly and your witches. Finally, the Ghost Hawk gains sufficient altitude to get above the effective range of small arms. And even though this allows more MANPADS missiles to fired at you, they were easy pickings for the Comanche's GARDIAN and precision fire from your witches."So, Anderson, any idea who that witch that attacked us was?" You ask."If I had any guess, it would have been a Tengu commando." Anderson sighs."A Tengu?""Highly secret special forces. Basically the successors to Japan's old ninja clans." Anderson sighs. "The presence of one here pretty much confirms my fears. I foresee a lot of work in the future.""Or we could just end the war so we could circumvent all that.""That works too." Anderson laughs. "We can only hope.Still.. a conspiracy among Japan's intelligence service? That didn't sound good no matter how you spun it...>And that's it for today! As always, next thread is next week. I'll try to run a make up thread of Ace Combat this Tuesday, Don't forget Ace Combat on Friday as well, and Cyberpunk Idols on Saturday!
>>37175943>That picI'll be in my bunk
>>37175943>2 ace combats this week.My body is NOT ready!
>>37175943>Still.. a conspiracy among Japan's intelligence service? That didn't sound good no matter how you spun it...There would be something terribly unusual if a given intelligence service *did not* have at least a couple of shady conspiracies going inside it at a given time.
>>37175943Thanks for the run.>that pic
>>37174670Yep. That's.... IDK, actually. I could probably cut the chapter here, but it feels like it's a little early to be firing it off to the editor, haha. >>37174685Nah, it's a rough. As it is, there's really only one pass by the editor, then I go into it again and tweak it after that, then post it. besides, I keep all my notes in a notebook. (And was never worth a damn as a playwright!) >>37174699Haha, glad to hear there's excitement for it! Kinda hoping the thing I'm working on for SWQ goes as well as Raikov has!
>>37175943Thank for the thread Merc, also thanks for the Jancie
>>37175943Thanks for today thread boss.i hope this won't ended in purging like in GITS.
>>37175943Good run, Merc! Looking forward to double servings of Karla!
>>37176090nah.just ritual suicide to save the HONARH of thy family
>>37176051Btw Ghost how much does Melin know of the system Laika uses?what are the 'potential' health risks involved Frank mentioned?How does Merlin take all of this into account?
>>37176296Merlin knows a great deal about the system, probably the most out of anyone not directly assigned to it or involved with it. She did a lot of research- including talking to the fandance directly. (talking to implants and prosthesis is weird for her, and she prefers not to.)the other two questions, well. They'll come up Tuesday!
>>37176406Why does she prefer not to, is it because it's a strange concept for her kind of like talking to someone in another language your not used to.Is it the machinery in general? or are implants and prosthesis are assholes?
>>37176452The first one, mostly. It's just unsettling to her, so she tends to avoid it when she can. Kinda like talking to that crazy uncle everyone has, it's never a pleasant experience for her . Not to mention it's kinda weird, I mean, she's holding a conversation with a piece of machinery embedded or attached to someone while they're right there.
>>37176491Talking to the crazy uncle is always a fun experience though!But I will admit the novelty does tend to wear thin at times. I wonder if this is how Young's family think of him.
>>37176491WOuldn't that be a drawback for Merlin then if she has the implant wouldn't that mean she has someone literally on her back nagging at her.
>>37176573Not really. That's part of what make them so unsettling to talk to, they're literally part of a person. It's not like talking to, say, an aircraft, where it's a cohesive whole.
>>37176603But if she odes get a implant wouldn't that be something weird like talking to herself or a version of herself since it's attached to her yet something different and in coherent.
>>37176634Yeah I imagine she would be like "Good morning 3rd vertebrae, how did you sleep? Got a crick did you? Well I'm sure Mav can fix that with a massage"
>>37176700Pretty much this. Most likely she wouldn't talk to it. She might keep tabs on Frank's though. You know, just to make sure he's ok.
>>37176704>Most likely she wouldn't talk to it.But then she would hurt its feelings, and then it would go on a murderous rampage holding Merlin hostage.And thats bad.
>>37176704oh merlin, did you know fronk's bonerbrain desires ice today?
>>37176737>only Ice>not the entire squadron
>>37176704>You know, just to make sure he's ok.Why does this make me think Merlin is partially doing this for any lewd/stupid antics Frank will get into for laughs. Does Merlin get a kick out of Frank's romance situation or is surprised/exasperated.
>>37176704>She might keep tabs on Frank's though. You know, just to make sure he's ok.>Merlin's face when she 'checks up on' Frank when hes in bed with Ice, Slider and Katya, and she gets deja vu from that one chapter of GitS where Batou spies on the Major.
>>37176749one fetish a day.
>>37176821Well you can combine exhibitionism with masochism if necessary.
>>37176821you mean one fetish per girl