So, let's see. Saturday thread. Been a while since we had one of these, hasn't it? haha. So, news. Just got word I'll most likely be moving into the grandparent's house in the next couple of weeks. I'm going to try and set it up so there's internet there when I move, but that can be dicey, at best. Hopefully we won't miss any time, but it's a possibility that we will while I'm getting settled. More on that as it gets sorted. Archive here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20witches%201989++You're in the hangar, helping re-install the port turbine in the twin's plane. A new model, it's built to the same specs as the ones in your fighter, almost direct copies of the ones Merlin modified. Currently, it's suspended above it's armored housing, while a pair of enlisted crew connect the lines and feeds from the fighter into the ports on the underside of the unit. You're helping hold it in place- there's a slight wind blowing through the open hangar doors, and the last thing anyone needs is a multiton turbofan engine swinging around. Work momentarily pauses as you all hear the distinct roar of a landing heavy- either a C-5 or a C-33, though you can't tell from here. You frown, though, as you make out additional jumbos landing- all told, you count about five. Motioning for one of the nearby ground crew to replace you, you wipe your hands on a shop rag, then stuff it into the cargo pocket of your BDUs as you step out of the hangar to take a look. Your count was off- there's only four jumbos, but you were close enough. They're all C-5s, painted in the broken camo scheme used here in Europe- your own wyvern has yet to be repainted, and only about half of the 3rd's aircraft wear the scheme, the rest still in the dull gray of Alaska. 1/3
The four of them are sitting on the tarmac on the other side of the runway, meaning you'll have to follow the perimeter road around to go see them. You're about to go scare yourself up a truck when Ice pulls up in one. “Hey aviator.” She says, grinning. “Hey Witch.” You respond. “You're in a good mood.” She leans across the cab of the truck and pats the seat. “Hop in.” “So what's the occasion?” You ask, getting in and closing the door behind you. “New toys for us in there.” She says. “Between you and me, Merlin asked if copies of her superstrikers could be run off for everyone in the unit.”“Oh boy.” You say. “But doesn't that mean-”“Yep. They'll all have to get used to new units.” Ice says, nodding. “Shouldn't be too bad though, Rachel and I were ok with them after a couple hours.” “Yeah, except for Goose.” You point out. “Good luck finding hundred and fifty year old whiskey in Poland.” “Taken care of.” Ice says, pulling around the track and heading towards the C-5s, which have now lowered their ramps. “Called in a couple favors, should be some aboard with our mail.” “Anything else?” You ask, slightly impressed. 2/3
“Davis.” She responds, parking the truck and stepping out. “Along with some admin personnel to help me out, and some things Merlin quote-unquote requested.” You follow her. “Requested?” “Parts, a couple tools, that kind of thing.” Ice says. “Unless we go back to sea, we're probably here for the duration.” “Thinking of letting her set up her shop again?” You ask, thinking about your relative nearness to the front and the security that was put in place for it at Barin. She shakes her head. “No, we're too near to the front and it'd be too much of a security risk. But there's no problem in letting her tinker with what we've got here, and giving her some specialist tools to let her play with all the stuff she likes to.” “So kinda like the gun kit we got Wendy?” You ask. Ice looks over at you. “You do know that was practically a full set up for home building firearms, right? Like, everything you'd need to make a gun from scratch.” I had no idea.  I thought it was kinda spendy....
>>37598263 I had no idea. FEIGN IGNORANCEOH GOD TWO SW THREADS AT ONCE... SO HYPE
>>37598263> I had no idea.
>pre-written OP>20 minutes late posting it
>>37598263> I had no idea."Totally worth it, then."
>>37598314welp, time to go play xenonauts
>>37598263> I had no idea.at least she can do what she enjoy besides getting attention from fronk
>>37598263> I had no idea.Whistle"seems i make a good purchase then."
>>37598263>[x] I had no idea.oh god what have we done!?!
>>37598263[x] "Girl needs a hobby."
>>37598263>[x] I had no idea.While the Germans make good stuff their shit is also expensive, thought it was just that coupled with the guy not really caring if he sold it or not. Best night of the week Saturday double feature edition!
>>37598474Not a bad addition
>>37598263>"That's great gives Wendy something to do."
>>37598263[X] I had no idea. "I just bought her that 1500 dollar milling machine for making hot-wheels cars, and shit. Yeah."
>>37598263>[x] I had no idea.Ghost, are we sticking to this forsaken hour or is this just an exception?
>>37598396Talking about tonks, do anyone here know (or care) Otto Carius has just passed away?
>>37598601just an exception for today. Also: writing.
>>37598604Yep, heard about it when I woke up, sad news.
>>37598604I do. He was a good man and a great soldier.
>>37598604Rest in peace, Tiger Ace.
BTW did we give everyone their stockings?Or giving them to everyone now when Davis is coming a bad idea?
>>37598604You're not on the Sean-quest thread MF?
>>37599203Monitoring on very safe distance.
[x] I had no idea. You shake your head. You'd figured the price was because the old guy didn't really care if he sold it or not. Though if it's like Ice says, then he probably cut you a hell of a deal to get it out of his shop. “No, I had no idea.” you say. “But it'll give her a hobby other than playing maid, right?” Ice shrugs. “Hopefully. Though the twins got her a french maid costume.” She says, then pauses. “One of the ones with a skirt cut too short. You know.” She continues. “A sexy french maid costume.” You supply. She nods. “Yeah. That. I don't know if she's worn it yet, but...” She trails off. “But?” You ask. She shakes her head, walking towards a knot of people, near the ramp of the first galaxy. You're tempted to ask again as you trot to keep up with her, but let it go.1/2
You reach them just as the first forklift drives up the ramp. A quick glance inside gives away nothing, everything is in shipping crates, most of them with indecipherable logistics command hieroglyphics printed on the shipping labels stuck to them. You're sure someone can read them, but it isn't you. “Afternoon, gentlemen.” Ice says, and the assembled group of men look at her, annoyance clear in their faces, then catch the rank pins on her collar and salute halfheartedly. She returns it quickly. “You guys tell me where my squadron's things are, and I'll be out of your way.”“Third bird.” One of them says, supplying a point towards one of the other galaxies. “Thank you.” Ice responds with a nod, brushing past them. A couple of them shoot you looks as you follow along- you return them in kind. “What was that all about?” You ask. “What was wha- oh. Them?” She says, looking back over her shoulder for a second. “Just the usual shit. Spoiled little girls, demanding shit from the people who really work for a living, that sort of stuff. It's old hat, by now, you get used to it.” “That's kinda fucked up.” You say, irritated. You've seen how Ice works herself to keep the squadron running, who the fuck do these trash hauler pilots think they are?She shrugs. “It's the way it is.” She says. “Has been forever. Doesn't matter in the long run, so long as they do their jobs and we do ours.”  Yeah, guess you're right.  This shit is common?
>>37599270>You're tempted to ask again as you trot to keep up with her, but let it go.NO FRANK DON'T LET IT GO! ASK! ASK! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ASK!
>>37599232>MF's face when>>37599321> Yeah, guess you're right. Ignore lame-ass haulersAcquire Tech
>>37599321> This shit is common?in curious tone, not angry.>>37599325Do you aware Wendy with French Maid outfit only slightly below the Pandora's box?
>>37599321> This shit is common?
>>37599321> Yeah, guess you're right. > This shit is common?BOTH
>>37599393>Do you aware Wendy with French Maid outfit only slightly below the Pandora's box?All the better, Anon. All the better.
>>37599393MF, it's pretty obvious that Ice was>implyingshe wanted to "borrow" the outfit...
>>37599321>[X] This shit is common?
>>37599321>[x] This shit is common?
>>37599321>>37599393This, Also why Pandora's box? You know that it must be opened, frills and all!Also Now I know what what to ask decu next drathread.Maid Ice and Wendy. Why haven't I thought about it before?Also does Katya and Wendy and Perrine-spawn, and Psycomoto have a nickname/callsign for spellcaster?
>>37599321>[x] Yeah, guess you're right.Forget crate monkeys. Acquire toys.
>>37599321>[x] Yeah, guess you're right.
>>37599483>Maid Ice and Wendy. Why haven't I thought about it before?I'm bout 100% sure Meido Ice has been brought up before but it's been a little while.
im just waiting for Frank to punch out some insubordinate little shits and making them apologize to every member of spellcaster.
>>37599584Oh sure, It makes sense and I recall that during Halloween and some cheap romance novels as well but again, i'm kind of kicking myself for not requesting a Wendy and Ice meido picture.Though originally I was thinking of keyhole sweater but that must wait.
>>37599658Don't worry boss, Ice-chief already has that covered.
>>37599889 goddamn wanted to post > This shit is common?
>>37599321>This shit is common?But again, curious like >>37599393 said.
“This shit is common?” You ask, irritation growing. You keep it out of your voice, managing to just sound curious. She nods. “Sure. Has been forever.” She says, reaching the back of the indicated C-5 and looking inside. You follow suit and see rows of striker racks down the center of the aircraft, with additional crates stowed to either side. “It's the same shit it's always been, people thinking other people have it better or something. Just like how cavalry and infantry didn't get along, or how pilots get seen as prettyboy gloryhounds.” “About that-” “Present company excepted.” She says, shooting a glance back at you. “I don't think you're a pretty boy glory hound anyway.”She pauses, halfway up the ramp. “Want to go see about scaring up some crew to get these moving? I'd like to start getting the rest of them acclimated as quick as we can.” “That won't be necessary Commander Kazinski.” You hear admiral Nixon's voice say. You both stiffen and turn to salute him as he walks across the tarmac, his BDUs looking clean and freshly pressed compared to yours. “I've already got some boys getting flatbeds and forklifts. We'll get it all moved.”He returns the salute, then grins. “Good to be back out on a flight line. You know they took my 'cat away from me when I got transferred?” “No!” You say, shocked. He nods, sadly. “She's still waiting for me at Halsey field, but they said I can't bring her here. Too much risk I’d try to fly a CAP or two.” He shrugs and chuckles. “Ah well. How are you kids doing?”  Good, sir. No complaints.  It's been better, sir.
>>37600330>[x] Good, sir. No complaints. How are things on your end?"
>>37600330>Had some barbecue, got some good stuff to drink, a roadtrip, and a couple of high-end fighters with witch support.>But other than that, good so far admiral.
>>37600330> It's been better, sir.> But honestly good, sir. No complaints.
>>37600330>[X] Good, sir. No complaints.>“She's still waiting for me at Halsey field, but they said I can't bring her here. Too much risk I’d try to fly a CAP or two.”A Pilot through and through.
>>37600330> It's been better, sir.
>>37600330>[x] Good, sir. No complaints.It has been pretty good all things considered.
>>37600330> Good, sir. No complaints.
>>37600330>“I don't think you're a pretty boy glory hound anyway.”Oi, you don't think Frank is pretty!
>>37600725Of course she doesn't.She thinks frank is sexy.
>>37600742Your right, how am I so blind.Ghost should use his fanart more often, interested what the captions will be.
>>37600796Indeed man, indeed.
>>37600330 Good, sir. No complaints.
[x] Good, sir. No complaints. “Good, sir.” You say, accepting his handshake and nodding. “No complaints here.” He nods. “Good, good. Heard you had a bit of a tussle with some fandances, son. We'll have to discuss that later.” “Lot of things to discuss later.” Ice supplies. Nixon nods. “I suppose so, Tabitha. Plenty of rumors going around.” You shoot her a sideways glance- you didn't know he was on a first-name basis with her. However, the serious moment doesn't last. “So!” He says, slapping a hand on his leg. “I hear our dear friend matron Longstreet's been sending letters around again?” Ice nods. “And she-” “Went over my head to the JCS to get one Lieutenant Cassie Davis assigned here. I know.” He says with a grin. “She flew in with me, actually. I plan to leave her here.” “Sir?” Ice asks, confused. You look at him, sharing her confusion. “Don't worry, I'm not splitting either of your crews.” He says, reading the concern on her face. “I'm going to farm her out a bit, see if what our boy Bishop and that RIO of his is unique, or if it's all on her. Lieutenant Davis will help with that, the third has some strike eagles last I looked.” Ice nods, looking relieved. “But that doesn't mean she shouldn't get flight time with your crews either, commander.” He says, grinning. “Give your RIOs a rest once in a while.”Looking around, you note that the tarmac is decidedly devoid of any witches other than Ice.  So where is she, sir? Oh god, don't tell me she's as shy as Merlin is.
>>37601553>[x] So where is she, sir?
>>37601553> So where is she, sir?
>>37601553> Oh god, don't tell me she's as shy as Merlin is.I foresee SHENANIGANS
>>37601553>[x] So where is she, sir?Good that Nixon isn't gonna let us get split away from Merlin without a fight.
>>37601553> Oh god, don't tell me she's as shy as Merlin is.
>>37601553[x] So where is she, sir?
>>37601553>[X] Oh god, don't tell me she's as shy as Merlin is.
>>37601553>[x] Oh god, don't tell me she's as shy as Merlin is.
>>37601553>Don't tell me you made her wear the maid costume.
>>37601553[x] Oh god, don't tell me she's as shy as Merlin is.MERLIN 2: HHHHHHGGGGGNNNNN edition
>>37601739if that is the case, the menfolk is doomed.
>>37601803Davis, Merlin and Laika in a room together...
>>37601553> Oh god, don't tell me she's as shy as Merlin is.Finally we see the Davis.
>>37601835WE CAN'T HANDLE CUTE AT THAT LEVEL SIR!
>>37601835With Wendy.In normal, Emma-like maid uniform.
>>37601739Also>MERLIN 2: HNNNGGG-aloo
>>37601868Mugi a shitFight me
>>37601835Cutest lesbian orgy ever.
>>37601835>>37601877>Cuteness level on par with the destructive power of Megalith is unleashed on such a small area.
>>37601876It's the legendary UGUU! Level of moe! Brace yourselves!
>>37601553> Oh god, don't tell me she's as shy as Merlin is.THE END DAYS HAVE COME JUST AS THE DUNK-PROPHECIES FORETOLD!
>>37601944NO! BAD! MERLIN IS NOT FOR LEWDS!LAIKA IS NOT FOR LEWDS!DAVIS IS _IS FOR LEWDS!BAKA!
>>37601974It's the BOUNCE-PROFACIES.
>>37601944>Merlin>Being that lewdAre you new here or something?
you know, lets wait until Ghost properly introduced her.If she anything but what we've imagined the disappointment can power Stonehenge for continuous rounds.
>>37602018BOUNCING IS A FORM OF DUNKING! You are still more correct than me, esteemed bounce-leader.
>>37602023The disappointment could de-orbit a SOLG.<<DELAY THE FINAL ATTACK>>
>>37602018>From the book of Bounce, chapter 3 verse 14>And, sayeth the Bounce Lord, that in two-score years, a great calamity shall befall all.>For when three harbingers of cute meet, the end-times cometh.>May the Ghostrider help us all.
>>37602016She's a hack and you have shit taste
>>37602023>starts browsing /ACG/ for the Stonehenge is firing picture
>>37602089Nonono /acg/ is for armored core.You're looking for /aceg/
[x] Oh god, don't tell me she's as shy as Merlin is.“Oh god.” You say, suddenly worried. “Don't tell me she's as shy as Merlin is.”He chuckles and shakes his head. “No, nothing like that, son. She's probably just gathering her things, she's got a lot more baggage than I do. She'll be along shortly, I'll have one of my boys see to it. Meantime, though, we need to have a talk.” “A talk, sir?” Ice asks. He nods. “I've been hearing some things.” He says. “Things about your crew here and some experimental neurosurgery.”“Oh.” Ice says, flatly. Nixon nods. “I kind of got the impression there was more to that than I'd heard. I want to hear the arguments from your end, I'll keep my own to myself. Let's head to your office.” The group of you pause as you walk by the hangar- the admiral wanted to look around inside before settling down in Ice's office to talk. He seems surprised to not see Merlin in there, though. “Where's your RIO, son?” he asks, after a quick walk through. “She's got just as much a stake in this as anyone else, she ougghta be there.” Probably with Sakamoto, sir. Want me to get her? Last I saw her, she was over in the gym.
>>37602266> Probably with Sakamoto, sir. Want me to get her?
>>37602266> Last I saw her, she was over in the gym.
>>37602266> Probably with Sakamoto, sir. Want me to get her?Preferably with her training attire?
>>37602266>[x] Last I saw her, she was over in the gym. Want me to get her?
>>37602266> Probably with Sakamoto, sir. Want me to get her?>inb4 stereotypical walk-in into changing room.
>>37602266>[X] Probably with Sakamoto, sir. Want me to get her?
>>37602266>[x] Probably with Sakamoto, sir. Want me to get her?
>>37602266>[x] Probably with Sakamoto, sir. Want me to get her?Nothing bad can come from this......Right?
Why do I get a feeling Davis is an Ojou like character who carries everything with her.
>>37602325>Fronk enters the gym to fetch merlin>Sakamoto, I'd like to have a wo-->Kimiko is fixing merlin's attire that got loose>FIVE SECONDS OF SILENCE>Fronk runs out>Notheydidntnotheydidntnotheydidnt
>>37602266> Probably with Sakamoto, sir. Want me to get her?> Flirt with Sakamoto while picking up Merlin.
>>37602611>Flirt with SakamotoYou're treading on dangerous ground here anon.
>>37602649Flirting is bad.Teasing is perfectly acceptable.Also Stockings when Ghost!
>>37602266> Probably with Sakamoto, sir. Want me to get her?>Tease Sakamoto while picking up Merlin.
>>37602531But that's why Frank and the witches break her down and build her right up.
>>37602801Oh, I see what you mean anon.From>Hohohoho Drillhairto>I must atone for my mistakes
>>37602863But what if her Dohohoho~ is just a mask to hide her insecurity because thrown into Spellcaster?
>>37602950Regardless we still need to build her up to become competent.
>>37603034>>37602950>Dohohoho I'm laughing like this because my family expects so much from me and I don't have true friends>IKnowDatFeelSis.gif
>>37603128while we wait...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OBgqm3iDyo
>>37603234I miss Gundam Build Fighters Quest.My Jester!
>>37603234that poor Zeta plus got fucking curb stomped hard.
[x] Probably with Sakamoto, sir. Want me to get her?“Probably with Sakamoto, sir.” You say. “Want me to go get her?” He nods. “Sounds like a plan, son. Go get her and meet us in your commander's office.”You nod and head off towards the gym again. It's not too far a walk from the hangars, little over a mile, you hoof it in about twenty minutes, all told. You'd have done it faster, but you're kind of tired from working in the hangar, still. The two of them are in the female locker room when you get back, having spent some time in the sauna. You know better than to just walk in- you've been in the squadron long enough to know better. While you could probably get away with it, and maybe wouldn't mind sneaking a look or two at Sakamoto, it's not worth the risk. Instead, you knock on the door frame- there's no door, but the entryway is blocked by a concrete brick wall, turning off to the left so that you can't see in the room. Neither of them answer, but you can hear them zipping bags closed and talking quietly to each other. Finally, they both exit, Merlin in the lead, looking back at Sakamoto. She runs into you almost head on. Kind of mean, on your part, but you figure she won't mind. 1/2
She doesn't, instead wrapping you in a quick hug. “H-hi frank!” she says. “Y-you were right, you s-shouldn't go in a sauna with us.”You laugh. “I know, kiddo. So how goes the sword lessons?” “She has talent.” Sakamoto says, walking up next to Merlin, and looking at you, appraising you. “Though my little brother has neglected to teach her the methods most suitable for her.” Merlin nods. “K-kenji prefers the big swords. K-kimiko says I should f-focus on the smaller b-blades.”You shrug. “I'd take her word for it.” You say, ruffling merlin's hair. “She's got more sword kills than anyone I know.”Merlin giggles and you think you detect a faint pleased look on Sakamoto's face at the recognition of her skills. Of course, you think, you'd have to be pretty hardcore biased to try and say she's not at least a little skilled- she did take down a fandance with a sword, afterall. “Mind if I borrow her for a bit?” You ask, indicating Merlin. Sakamoto hesitates, then shakes her head. “No. we were done with our instruction for the day.” She says. “But we had made plans to have tea later.” You nod. “Fair enough. I'll get her back to you on time.”Merlin giggles again. “A-are you sure I won't b-be the one telling you we need to go?” She asks. “Y-you'd be lost without me y-you know.”  Is that snark? You know what snark gets, right? AIRPLANE RIDES! Yeah, probably. I certainly wouldn't be as well taken care of.
>>37603665>not letting us choose whether to just walk inLame.
>>37603687>[x] Is that snark? You know what snark gets, right? AIRPLANE RIDES!Snark, punishable by Airplane rides!
>>37603687> Is that snark? You know what snark gets, right? AIRPLANE RIDES!
>>37603687>[X] Is that snark? You know what snark gets, right? AIRPLANE RIDES!
>>37603687>[x] Is that snark? You know what snark gets, right? AIRPLANE RIDES!Been too long since we've done this.
>>37603687> Is that snark? You know what snark gets, right? AIRPLANE RIDES!SCRAMBLE! SCRAMBLE!DEPLOY ALL ALERT FIVE UNITS!!
>>37603687> Yeah, probably. I certainly wouldn't be as well taken care of.Guys... we need to be professional here now that Davis is here.Profesional...
>>37603755>Your resistance only makes my pOOis harder!
>>37603687> Is that snark? You know what snark gets, right? AIRPLANE RIDES!Dammit Frank, I know it's risky but men don't brave forward to see wonderful things just by playing it safe.
>>37603755Yeah, good luck with that.
>>37603687> Is that snark? You know what snark gets, right? AIRPLANE RIDES!Merlin2adorable
>>37603687>[X] Is that snark? You know what snark gets, right? AIRPLANE RIDES!>>37603755If she wanted professional, she wouldn't have joined a unit with witches. Oh, wait.
>>37603755Since when have we been professional on the ground?
>>37603755the fuck does that taste like?
Fifty bucks says Davisis an M
[x] Is that snark? You know what snark gets, right? AIRPLANE RIDES!You nod, seeming to contemplate the statement, taking it as serious. You're not, of course, but you need to get Merlin off guard. She knows- she's practically family, closer to you than almost anyone else on a day-to-day basis and certainly more in tune with how you operate. It takes a second before she finally relaxes, the little tension in her body leaving her as she turns to say something to Kimiko. You're a pilot; your reflexes and response time are what you live and die by. In less than an instant, you've grabbed her around the waist, almost effortlessly hauling her up onto your shoulder. “SNARK GETS AIRPLANE RIDES!” You manage to get out before you start laughing manically.“Ack! F-frank! No!” She protests as you beeline for the front door, making 'woosh' noises. Kimiko follows behind at a more dignified pace, probably thinking you're insane. Well, it takes one to know one, you suppose. You can't keep it up the whole way to the admin building- you slow down from a dead sprint after about a quarter mile, though you don't put Merlin down till you actually get to the the doors of the administrations center. You put her down and she shoots you a scowl, then softens it into a grin. “Y-you know I'm not a k-kid anymore, right?” She says.  Of course not. That doesn't mean I won't tease you a little bit! So do I need to have a talk with Kenji, then?
>>37604533> Of course not. That doesn't mean I won't tease you a little bit!
>>37604533>[x] Of course not. That doesn't mean I won't tease you a little bit!
>>37604533>[x] So do I need to have a talk with Kenji, then?Will it involve Slider's shotguns?
>>37604533> So do I need to have a talk with Kenji, then?Remington 870 is mandatory.
>>37604533> So do I need to have a talk with Kenji, then?
>>37604533>[X] Of course not. That doesn't mean I won't tease you a little bit!
>>37604533> Of course not. That doesn't mean I won't tease you a little bit!> So do I need to have a talk with Kenji, then?
>>37604533> So do I need to have a talk with Kenji, then?Should we show her the newspaper.
>>37604533> Of course not. That doesn't mean I won't tease you a little bit!> So do I need to have a talk with Kenji, then?BOTH
>>37604533> Of course not. That doesn't mean I won't tease you a little bit!>Merlin laughing during airplane ridesThis mental image is dangerous
>>37604533> So do I need to have a talk with Kenji, then?I say show her the newspaper.
>>37604533>[X] So do I need to have a talk with Kenji, then?Kids will play...
>>37604533>[x] So do I need to have a talk with Kenji, then?
>>37604533> So do I need to have a talk with Kenji, then?"Seems i need to borrow Slider's shotgun, hmmm??"
This Davis chick might be a trap sent to appeal to what Frank is known to react to, women in distress.I suggest being wary when meeting her.
>>37604983>This Davis chick might be a trap
>>37604983No, she's not a trap.SHE'S AN INCUBATOR
Is ghost kil?
>>37605784posting is being ass ravaged right now.
>>37605784ghost the animals are getting restless in their cage
>>37605784It is a bit late
[x] So do I need to have a talk with Kenji, then? “Oho!” You say, nudging her. “So you did do more on that date with Kenji! Do I need to have a talk with him?” “W-w-wh-what?” Merlin stammers, blushing a furious crimson. “T-t-that's lewd!” You laugh. “It's all right Merlin.” You say, poking her in the ribs. She squeals and jerks. “I'm sure, if you did, it's what you wanted, right?” She nods. “B-but we d-didn't do anything. I-I've never d-done a-anything like that!” You nod. “I figured as much. Make sure when you do, it's because that's what you want.” You say. “Not because it's your place or whatever idiots will say.” “I-I will.” She says, her blush starting to fade. “I-I can't believe y-you thought w-we...” You chuckle. “I didn't. I'd have been more worried if he was some new fighter jet.”She doesn't respond to the joke. The two of you walk upstairs to Ice's office, heading in through the open door as your new admin personnel set up shop in the outer office. Inside, Ice is sitting with Nixon and a third girl, one you don't recognize- though you assume it's Davis, judging by the rank pins on her collar. You also note she's bareleg, like any of the other witches. 1/2
“Ok, dog that hatch son, let's talk.” Nixon says, indicating that you and Merlin should take a seat on the futon Ice keeps in here for naps. “So, three things.” he says. “First, Commander Bishop, Lieutenant Wells, this is Lieutenant Davis.” You both look at the witch and she looks at you. You can't imagine what lured her into the navy, she doesn't look anything like what you expected. Silver-white hair, like Ice's, is done up in a loose ponytail that falls nearly to her waist, while her tanned, svelte form speaks of at least a little athletic activity. You peg her as being about Slider or Ice's age, maybe a hair older. Probably a beach bunny, you think, noting her tanned skin. She ought to get along well with the twins. Provided, of course, they don't attempt to add her to their collection with Joe. She's pretty good-looking, you have to admit, certainly near the top of the scale. Of course, you don't worry too much about her looks- you noticed long ago most witches tend towards the better looking end of the scale, and you're surrounded by them on a daily basis anyway.  Nice to meet you, Lieutenant. Glad you could finally join us. (Jokingly)
>>37605858> Nice to meet you, Lieutenant.
>>37605858> Nice to meet you, Lieutenant.ho.Ghost you magnificent troll.
>>37605858>[x] Nice to meet you, Lieutenant.
>>37605858> Glad you could finally join us. (Jokingly)THROW PROFESSIONALISM OUT OF THE WINDOW.
>>37605829A NEW ADDITION TO THE HAREM
>>37605858> Nice to meet you, Lieutenant.I thought we were a Lt. Commander, not full Commander?
>>37605829Odds of attempted seduction rising.
>>37605858[X] Nice to meet you, Lieutenant.Time for the return deflecting with professionalism.
>>37605858> Glad you could finally join us. (Seductively)The harem must grow larger!
>>37605858>[X] Nice to put our meat in you, Lieutenant.
>>37605897We were referring to Davis tho.
>>37605895She's 3rd tier harem at best anon, she ain't getting into the 2nd tier without a awesome personality and a lot of work.
>>37605858> Nice to meet you, Lieutenant.Why do I get the vague impression I recognize this character from somewhere...?
>>37605926I meant when Nixon referred to us:>First, Commander Bishop
>>37605934Too many dark elf doujins?
>>37605897That's what we're saying to Davis anon...
>>37605915>SeductivelyB-BLACK!!!>Final Judgment intensifies
>>37605931Yeah probably third tier at best. I mean she's just a combination of other best girls.Brown Skin-bridgetteWhite hair- Slider/KatyaPony tail- Slider''Sexy- Most of the witches in spell caster.So yeah not much we haven't seen. Kind of tempted but not as much as the others.
>>37605934probably because you do, theres a fairly large amount of art of the lewd dark elf the pic is.
>>37605943Well, it's commonplace to refer to someone that way when it's not a totally formal conversation.
>Ghost is running tonightFuck. Er, uh, so it turns out I never copied my photoshop brushes or swatches over to the new desktop, so I haven't been able to paint in Wendy, or draw much else. On the other hand, I did finish the line art. Oh, yorokobe Wendyfags, I managed to sneak her into /a/'s farewell card to moot.
>>37605998>White hair- Slider/Katyayou mean Ice/Katya
>>37605963NO, THAT LUCKY FUCKER ALREADY HAS TWINS.
>>37606022Yeah that, Sorry.But you get my point.
>>37605963>implying it's Joe's.hahahahaha, you so silly, Manga. you silly.
...Meanwhile, more chocolate witches to add to my lewd list.
>>37606074Say ghost assuming we do get the implants will talking with the Wyvern be possible?
>>37606074hey, who know.Gonna break Fronk's superiority sometimes you know.
>>37606132>phonesex with the Wyvern
>>37606132>The Wyvern's constant mix of terror, awe, and lewd that accompanies all of our bullshit.Fuck I hope so
>>37606165>Ah, yes... yes, touch me more there...>Fronk adjusts Wyvern's glass cockpit controls>Harder, harder...>Fronk steadily pushing the throttle>AAHHH I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE>Afterburners out
>>37606212I was thinking more along the lines of insulting the enemy's planes, but that works too.
>>37606245Planes don't talk to eachother though
>>37606074Ghost commenting on this makes me thing this may be a thing.
>>37606288if that happen, we should give Joe the whistle.
>>37606327I think he has a bad enough time with the twins though. Also it's not Joe's harem, its the twins, I doubt they'll let some cali bimbo get a bite.
>>37606218And you call mollusks lewd.
>>37606359Nasu plz go
>>37606352>Also it's not Joe's harem, its the twins,Yeah, point there.
>>37606327Is the whistle even effective?
Needs more Rufus.Or corgis. Gotta have corgis.
>>37606502At least someone can prepare the doctor to treat the bruises.
>>37606502It just calls more witches, unless you're Young then it's a charm.
>>37606505>Corgi PT Boats
>>37606555When you think about it, it really is brilliant>Matron: You can give your men whistles to prevent sexual assault>Military: Oh, that makes sense>Matron to another matron: Teach all the girls to run towards the sound of the whistles
>>37606675did the thread just die or something?
>>37606948Nah, ghost is just pretty busy, but he's still posting.
>>37606948no we are just waiting warmly.
[x] Nice to meet you, Lieutenant.“Nice to meet you, Lieutenant.” You say, leaning forward and offering a handshake. She returns it, finally giving you a bit of a smile. “It's an honor, sir.” She says. “I didn't get in until after Tanana, but we got the news footage of your fight over Berlin in the program.” You nod, unsure of what to say. “I couldn't have done it without Merlin.” you finally settle on. Davis looks over at your RIO, who's busily trying to scootch herself behind you. “I-It's a real honor to meet you, ma'am.” she says. “I wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for you.” Merlin looks from around your side at the witch, who continues with a quick laugh. “I'd still be on the beach, wondering what I'd have been if I really was a witch.” “Well, We're glad you're here now.” Nixon says, cutting the touchy-feely stuff off before it can really get started. “But I have some business to take care of with the commander. You ought to go get settled in, I'm sure one of the boys can show you how to VF-3s quarters, and you can get squared away.” She nods, standing up and walking out of the door, closing it behind her. “She's a good kid, don't be too hard on her because she got turned into a political weapon.” Nixon says to the three of you. “Where's she from, anyway?” Ice asks. “California?” 1/2
>>37606675The time, plus other quests are active, anon.
Nixon shakes his head. “Oregon, originally. Talent scouts picked her up in California from a modeling agency, would you believe?” “No shit?” You ask. He chuckles and nods. “Yeah, no kidding. She's listed on the '84 Annapolis intake report, but she washed out at basic testing. Too weak to drive a striker of any kind, no real talent to speak of.” He shrugs. “After Barin, they added a mechanical aptitude portion to the intake tests. It hasn't gotten anyone new, yet, but then they went back over the intakes and started asking girls like her if they'd like to re-try with the new mechanical section.” “And that's how they found her?” Ice asks. “Yep.” Nixon says. “Scored in the ninetieth percentile on that section, about nine point nine percentile points behind our lieutenant Wells, here. Who, by the way,” he says, looking at Merlin, “I'm told is so far the strongest in mechanical and technical talent they've ever tested. Bar none.” “Sounds about right.” You say, wrapping an arm around her shoulder and shaking her a bit. “So, what's this I hear about you wanting some implants?” He asks, a slight grin on his face.  Let Merlin explain her point of view, you can chime in where necessary Explain the situation, Merlin can add in her arguments after yours.
>>37606992> Let Merlin explain her point of view, you can chime in where necessaryI get the feeling that Merlin's better equipped to explain what the process would entail.
>>37606992> Explain the situation, Merlin can add in her arguments after yours.
>>37606992> Let Merlin explain her point of view, you can chime in where necessary
>>37606992> Explain the situation, Merlin can add in her arguments after yours.Oh boy...
>>37606992>[x] Let Merlin explain her point of view, you can chime in where necessary
>>37606992> Let Merlin explain her point of view, you can chime in where necessary xex
>>37606992> Let Merlin explain her point of view, you can chime in where necessaryI think Merlin has a better grasp of the technical aspects of VDNI here.So we got a mechanic witch now?
>>37606992>[x] Explain the situation, Merlin can add in her arguments after yours.
>>37606992> Explain the situation, Merlin can add in her arguments after yours.Honestly, I rather Frank set the tone for this talk over Merlin. Give Nixon as much of an level description as we can.
>>37606992>[x] Explain the situation, Merlin can add in her arguments after yours.Merlin can fill in the technical aspects of VDNI while we explain the situation.>Oregon, originally.Ah Yes, the wonderful and mystic land of Oregon.
> Explain the situation, Merlin can add in her arguments after yours.No implants. Unless we can get some kind of super robo-dick. Then implants. So we can go for the super harem.
>>37607135Ya know this isn't the make or break vote, right? Hell we still need to ask Merlin if she can do her thing and develop it so that it's not as invasive/permanent.
>>37606992>. Let Merlin explain her point of view, you can chime in where necessary
>>37607207I'm just saying, if it ever gets revealed that implants mean nanomachine enhanced dick, I'm switching sides.
>Chances of Davis gittin rektby the end of the quest, rising
>>37606992 Explain the situation, Merlin can add in her arguments after yours.
>>37606992[X] Let Merlin explain her point of view, you can chime in where necessaryThe Admiral probably has more experience filtering out personal enthusiasm from these types of report than we do. If Merlin's overlooking something, he'll probably notice.
>>37607405[x] Let Merlin explain her point of view, you can chime in where necessarywow, manage to catch this in timeLets hear Merlin sell this
[x] Explain the situation, Merlin can add in her arguments after yours. You take the lead in explaining the situation before either Ice or Merlin can- both of them are too biased to really trust one way or the other. You start at the beginning, seeing Laika fly the XF-19 the way she did, and voicing how impressed you were by that. Nixon is silent as you go over everything you know, finally nodding when you finish off with a shrug. He leans back in his chair and nods again. “So that's about the size of it? You're interested by the potential, but worried about the potential effects?” You nod. “Yes, sir.” You say. “Fact is, it's invasive, irreversible, and still too cutting edge for us to have a full handle on everything it can do to a body, let alone the effects of using it on an aircraft with two crew.” “Alright. Then let me add in what I know.” Nixon says. “You're right when you say it's not entirely reversible. Our lead on the program says that the deep implants can be isolated and deactivated, then the plugs we use can be removed and skin grafted over them. You'd still have things in there, of course, but nothing that can do anything without the removed components.” “A-and I c-can always monitor them for issues.” Merlin says, and Nixon nods. “There's that as well, though we'd also put a specialist team in place with one of the best healwitches we've got on the payroll made available, at least until we know what this will do over a period of time.” He says. “I'm not just going to let you get this and then tell you to go play. You'll be monitored, heavily, for any signs of it impacting your health. If it is, out it comes.” He says. 1/3
“What about if they have to eject?” Ice asks. “I heard the girl they pulled out of the sea of Japan only got out because the rescue crew pulled off some crazy stunts, it took time to power the system down.” Nixon nods. “I'll remind you that's very, very highly classified- we told the nips she died.” He says. You shoot a look at Merlin, who nods- it stays in the room. Not even Kimiko or Kenji can know. “And the guys developing this say they've got that figured out.” “How?” Ice asks. “They claim they added additional buffers, so that, in case of a catastrophic event, the disconnect and shutdown can be handled by subsystems in the helmet and seat, instead of the main flight computer. It'd still be a hell of a shock to the system, but it's better than a long sequence like the reds had.”You nod- you hadn't heard that. It's a hell of a grim image, too- Laika, sinking to the bottom in a dead fighter. You shake it out of your head. “What about the last part?” Ice asks. “That could be... weird.” She looks over at you and Merlin. “Well, I don't know much about that.” Nixon says, then grins. “But I know a way we can find out.” “Sir?” You ask. “The project the reds have for the system just got a new boss. Same guy they had working on some base out in Siberia. Apparently his reputation is so bad, the science team wants to defect.” “Jesus.” You hiss. “He's a real piece of work, but that doesn't concern us. What does concern us is that the reds are not going to just let these people go. Now, the spooks at the CIA and NSA have a hell of a harebrained scheme set up, but we're going to need you and the styles twins for it.” 2/3
He quickly outlines the plans. “Most of the eggheads involved with the project, along with a few 'replacement' pilots and witches will be headed to a base somewhere along the Kazakhstan border, probably in the mountain range there. However, most of them are being moved from Moscow, in an effort to centralize the whole program. Most of them want out- the new director is supposedly a monster, even by soviet standards, and no one is pleased to be working under him.” “They'll be flown there aboard a government-chartered Il-62, an Ilyushin airliner in use in the USSR. However,” He says, grinning. “It's not going to follow it's scheduled flight path. We're going to divert it south, over the black sea and through Turkish airspace, to a strip on Crete controlled by the RAF.” “So what's the catch?” You ask- it sounds simple, from your perspective. Just link up with the aircraft, escort it to Crete, done. Hell, they practically don't even need you for this.“The problem is once it deviates, the reds are going to be all over it.” Nixon says. “They suffered a big setback not too long ago, this might kill the project completely. They'll try to get the liner to turn around, but once it's clear it's not going to, they're not going to hesitate to bring it down. And they're going to make sure they do.” “I think I see.” You say, nodding. “You're expecting heavy resistance.” 3/4 (oops)
He shakes his head. “Son, I'm expecting impossible resistance from them. I don't think this can be done. But you seem to have a talent for doing the impossible.” He pauses. “Briefing at eighteen hundred tomorrow, I'll want your load plan no later than nineteen. You'll probably have to go wheels-up around oh three.” “Just us?” Merlin asks. He shakes his head. “I expect you to do the impossible, and I'm not a crook, but I'm going to stack the deck every way I know how. The Styles twins will go with you, and I'll be putting the 6th on alert down in the med.”“Well.” You say, looking at Merlin. “Sounds like we have some work to do.” She nods, looking almost... eager. You're glad to see it from her- it's rare she looks that happy.
>>37607911>Son, I'm expecting impossible resistance from them. I don't think this can be done. But you seem to have a talent for doing the impossible.YesWe MU LA FLAGA now
>>37607911>I expect you to do the impossible, and I'm not a crook,>I'm not a crook
>>37607911I'm betting Volgin is the big bad they moved in to head up the project.>inb4 thats it for this week
>“The project the reds have for the system just got a new boss. Same guy they had working on some base out in Siberia. Apparently his reputation is so bad, the science team wants to defect.”Oh Volgin, you card!Might one of those scientists go by the name Aleksandr Leonovitch Granin, by any chance? I hear he has some interesting theories on bipedal nuclear-equipped robots.
>>37607911>I'm not a crookHow long have you been trying to find an excuse to fit that in?
Ok, and that's it for the trial Saturday session! Haha, don't know if we're going to really make this a regular thing or not, to be honest. We needed it this week to get to where I'd wanted us to be on Tuesday (Which was my own fault, in all fairness) but I'm not sold on doing it every week. Just keep an eye on the twitter and my little header bit in the usual run, and we'll call it week by week. Anyway, since that's all I really have, I'll just close out by reminding everyone I'll be moving into an empty house in a couple of weeks, so there might be a week or two where we don't run because I don't have internet. I'll try, of course, but no promises there. I'll let you guys know as soon as I do. Our next run will be Tuesday, at the regular time, of course. Till then, gents, cheers!Oh, and about the Q&A, given how late it is, and the odd nature of the run, we'll do that Tuesday as well, though if you wanna ask some stuff in this thread, I'll try and answer it.
>>37607975Thanks boss. Hope to catch ya soon.
>>37607975thanks for the thread boss
>>37607975Good run as always Ghost! I'll save the rest of my questions for Tuesday, I gotta ask this one. When are the Finn's gonna go Hakkaa päälle on Ivan?
>>37607975Thanks for the Saturday's thread. It was fun.BTW, did we ever give the stockigns to our crew?Why does Frank still think Katya is mad at him? or is it him being dense?What is the size difference between Ice and Wendy over the maid outfit?
>>37607975Cheers, Ghost.Hm. Inert pieces of metal left inside isn't exactly a new experience for Frank, and helmet buffers solve the ejection problem nicely. All that's left is to learn about the Drift, but I'm still liking the sound of that implant.Hopefully Ice is just worried about the suicide mission and not the plug, but eh, not an opinion I'll let muh waifu color in either case.
>>37607975Just thanks for writing, gnight!
>>37607975Sweet ride dude.Quick question before you sign off: what's the word on helicopter strikers, and do all witches everywhere go into the armed forces from the academies?Oh yeah, shitscripting too. Smashed two pieces out over the course of three days I am on fucking fire!http://pastebin.com/SZmWc778http://pastebin.com/Z49GfYiZ
>>37608012>Why does Frank still think Katya is mad at him? or is it him being dense?I dunno either, I think its him being dense seeing as they've been making up and developing together lately, I hope its not another case of Ghost entirely forgetting several threads existence and their developments again, that was a fun conversation>BTW, did we ever give the stockings to our crew?I hope so
>>37608029Mind giving a bit of a description or hint as to what those writeups are about?
>>37607911We Escort soon.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbGRFRs-Tmw
>>37608012They're pretty similar in size, though Wendy's hips and thighs are bigger. Frank's being Dense, for the most part, though Katya is slightly more distant than she was. You did give the stockings out, yes.>>37608029Helo strikers are kind of one of those on-again, off-again things. The early models were pretty crap, and there's issues with them overall- namely, they're slower than jets, don't offer much in the way of performance benefits, and are harder to engineer. Still, both the NATO forces and the USSR are firing up helo striker programs in an effort to get more firepower available over the front. And yes and no, depends on the academy. From a place like Annapolis or the citadel or VMI, yes. However, civilian academies, like Seattle or the one Janice's mom is at, no. It's similar in other countries, too, though there have been cases where service for witches was made mandatory (usually in cases of extreme duress, like Germany at the end of WW1 or the confederacy in 1865)
>>37608045First one follows Berlin again. Some feelsy shit but not nearly as depressing as what I usually put out. Second one checks out an ambush on a camp somewhere in bugfucknowhere, I'm not as proud of that one as I am some of the others to be frank, there's a beatdown but it's not exactly grim
>>37608098>though Katya is slightly more distant than she was.Even after their latest few talks?
>>37608098Sweet. Side project is a go then. Don't suppose any of those helo developments are being considered for police/firefighters/civilian medical services?
>>37608098>Frank's being Dense, for the most part, though Katya is slightly more distant than she was.Will she be coming along on this mission? IIRC she's the only long distance enduro witch in the squadron
>>37608098>helo strikersI knew I kept this for a reason.
>>37608111We took her on a date in France and then proceeded to not pay nearly as much attention to her as we did everything else.
>>37608141We've had very little opportunities to, though hopefully that will change now.
>>37608111Well, keep in mind she slept with him (literally- slept, she was fucking exhausted) right after she defected. She had a major knight in shining armor thing going for him for a while, though that's slowly kind of died off over time. She does still genuinely like him, but not as blindly as she did initially. >>37608119Don't see why they wouldn't have been. A chopper's biggest advantage would be VTOL- strikers just can't normally do that. >>37608121It'll come up next thread.
>>37608098>They're pretty similar in size, though Wendy's hips and thighs are bigger.I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this. I feel sad for Ice. Also what did Ice wanted to do with that maid outfit, also what book from her collection did she pull it out from.Also how lewd are witch comix?
>>37608141Well then, that needs fixing.
>>37608176How did they react to the stockings?
>>37608187I'd rather we actually gave Slider some attention, she's the only one we haven't gone on a date with/spent significant time alone and conscious with.
>>37608258We need to take her on a picnic overlooking the base, that seems to me like the kind of thing she would enjoy.Though it would probably take 5 threads to setup and then 10 threads to happen, which is annoying because it means we never get to spend time with any of the girls without deciding to spend the next year solely progressing towards that.
>>37608258We already do give her plenty of attention even though we've not taken her on a date. Hell she and Ice keep fighting to try and set each other up with Frank, once we get Katya in on the harem, then we can take Slider on the greatest date of her vanilla life.
>>37608182The maid outfit- ah, ya know, i think you'll have to find out in character. Witch comix tend to be not horribly overtly lewd- they're meant for audiences from 16-17 on up (Though it's no great secret that a large majority of girls around 13-14 enjoy them as well). While it can get kinda lewd, explicit sex acts are verboten. Think of them like an R-rated movie. >>37608194Ask in a thread! hahahaha
>>37608620How about what was in Ice's closet? During Wendy's party and got flustered over?
>>37608620Wasn't Merlin and Ice bi collectors of Witch Comix? Guess that's partially why Ice is so lewd and Merlin is aware.Is there development of Natalya after meeting Frank and Pierce?