Thread 52? Aw geez, has it been a year already?!Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Endless+Sky+Ace+Combat+QuestOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/KWGJCSbTRULES AND STATS: http://pastebin.com/5q9fPFjzYou are KARLA WEISS, a Belkan fighter pilot looking to carve your own place in the skies!You had decided to pay a visit to your first home base, Sand Island, with Jager. Though technically, you'd only been there for barely a day during the war. At first, you wanted to come by for old time's sake, but now you were confronted by a phantom from your past.You never knew him personally, but you definitely knew of Pops, who used to be the chief mechanic at Sand Island, and seemed to be a genuinely nice and laid back guy. You had heard he had died during the war, but here was, in the flesh and most certainly alive."...Pops?" You gasp."Well, that's a nickname I wasn't expecting to hear." Pops raises an eyebrow. "Have we met before?">No, I'm nobody in particular. >I used to be with the 108th.>Other
>>42728409>I used to be with the 108th.>OtherI'm Karla Weiss. Remember me?
>>42728409>I used to be with the 108th.Not quite one year, just 52 threadsAnyway, live, from /tg/, it's FRIDAY NIGHT!This week in ACI, the Garuda tourney is getting a rerun, Windhover squadron apparently flew Strike Eagles if PA's interns fuckups are to be believed, and 6x sorties are on for the weekendAlso WoWS is kinda fun. Help
>>42728409>>I used to be with the 108th.
>>42728409>I used to be with the 108th.
>>42728409>>I used to be with the 108th.Sup Merc, hows it going?
>>42728409>I used to be with the 108th.I've encountered a crisis: not only I kouldn't deliver a pic to celebrate the 52th thread, the "c" key on my keyboard broke. I've barely managed to get by by opying and pasting the letter whenever I need to type it.
>>42728409>>I used to be with the 108th.I doubt Pops remembers Karla's name, she was at Sand Island for all of one day.
>>42728516>Chibs no longer has his C keyThis is cause for significant concernFocus on that keyboard, son. I ain't gonna start calling you Hibs.That stays with Hibiki
>>42728516Always keep a spare keyboard on hand. even the cheapest and basic one is will do fine and help save you a head ache when the key board you use mainly breaks.
>>42728409>I used to be with the 108th.Might want to tell Jager to stand down as well.>>42728516That bites! >>42728590 has the right idea, though. Square yourself away before worrying about art, and plan for next time!Also, don't forget that Windows supports ASCI numpad codes. Try ALT+099 for c and ALT+067 for C. That should help you struggle by for a bit longer.
>>42728774The cheapest I found for a key board in my local PC shop was about $10, you might find one on sale online for cheaper. A simple mouse was about the same price.
So since it's too late to go back to the mainland, we're going to spend the night here and fuck, right?I wonder if our old room is fine....
>>42728409"I used to be with the 108th." You say."Really now?" Pops frowns as he tries to remember who you were. "Wait, you were one of the nuggets, right? When we were holding off the Yuktobanian amphibious assault?""That's right!" You nod. You also note Jager finally relaxing and lowering his guard."Jeez, I didn't think any of you made it out alive!" Pops shakes his head. "I nearly didn't." You nod. "I was in the hospital for months. The war ended by the time I got out.""Did any others...?" Pops asks hopefully.You just shake your head sadly."Damn it." Pops sighs. "You and the rest of those kids didn't deserve any of that." "Well, it's in the past now." You shake your head."Anyways, what brings you all the way out here?" Pops asks curiously. "Not many people come out here. Think this place is cursed.">Cursed?>I didn't come here for any particular reason.>Just to relive the glory days.>Facing some old ghosts.>Other
>>42729126>>Facing some old ghosts.
>>42729126>Facing some old ghosts.
>>42729126>>Cursed?>>Facing some old ghosts.
>>42729126>Cursed?>Facing some old ghosts.
>>42729126>Facing some old ghosts.>Cursed?
>>42729126>Facing some old ghosts.>OtherEnjoying some R&R with my boyfriend
>>42729126>>Other"hell if i know... maybe i just want to see this place again after a long time?"
>>42729126>>Cursed?Why does he not think it's cursed? Does he have an explanation for the odd sightings?Is he hiding all the BELKAN RATIONS?
>>42729239>Is he hiding all the BELKAN RATIONS?I hope we brought some of those revolutionary not-arse tasting rations with us in case we can't find real food.
>>42729239no.its the ghost of chopper, playing his rock n' roll collection every night
so what music you fellow anons are listening atm? Currently listening to this which coincidentally feels fitting if lyrics-wise.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voRjNTaePsM
>>42729239>>42729266>>42729268That ain't no ghost, let's see what's underneath that mask."Pops!?"I would've gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddlin' kids!
>>42729275https://youtu.be/i28UEoLXVFQKinda fits with the "memories of old" mindset, actually...
>>42729275https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w1R97F4JdsGotta have AC music for ACQ.
>>42729275https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo5fE-Zl-V4&index=2&list=PLdjEr6lOD4H3xTg30xQxbL4s6CWuLdBkYI found this group a couple weeks ago and I've loved everything on this album.
>>42729126>Cursed?>Just to relive the glory days.>Facing some old ghosts.
>>42729275https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zZqVOFSYRWI...I may or may not be awaiting Soviet DDs
>>42729275IS THERE EVEN A QUESTION.
>>42729126"Just here to face some old ghosts." You say simply."Ah, I can understand that feeling." Pops nods. "Yeah, I got a lot of memories tied up in this place, both good and bad.""Yeah, well, mine were mostly bad." You sigh. "Anyways, what do you mean by this island being cursed?""Ah, well." Pops chuckles. "A lot of rumors that the Demons of Razgriz haunt these waters. This island in particular. Most of the locals won't come near the place.""And I suppose you have some part to play in that." Jager says, arms crossed."Well, what can I say. Not my fault a few thrillseeking kids can't tell what a prop engine sounds like at low altitude at night." Pops laughs. "Besides, I'd rather not have uninvited guests wandering around this island. Didn't seem quite right, you know." "Yeah, I suppose." You nod.>Ask what he does here.>Ask to see his plane.>Ask if he knows about the rest of the 108th.>Other
>>42729556>>Ask what he does here.
>>42729556>>Ask if he knows about the rest of the 108th.
>>42729556>Ask what he does here.
>>42729556>Ask what he does here.>Ask to see his plane.can do both at once
>>42729556>Ask what he does here.lets hook him up with papa weiss. surely he can get along with papa weiss. enjoy an outing by flying along sand island (minus the ghosties) and mama weiss can enjoy the beach view.
>>42729556>>>Ask what he does here.We can bring up the 108th later.
>>42729556>Ask if he knows about the rest of the 108th.
We're gonna ask about the 108th eventually, right? We're just going to do some small-talk and reminiscing first. Bring up the Demons of Razgriz when it feels appropriate.I mean, no way do I want to walk away from this without having mentioned it.>>42729613>lets hook him up with papa weiss. surely he can get along with papa weiss. enjoy an outing by flying along sand island (minus the ghosties) and mama weiss can enjoy the beach view.Interesting idea: our dad WAS looking to get into prop planes. And here's somebody who has the same interest.Well then, at some point we should mention our dad's interest in aviation too.
>>42729556>>Ask if he knows about the rest of the 108th.The old lady in the village... Pops... I'm getting a bit worried now. A bit of paranoia, maybe, but...
>>42729726The 108th is still officially classified until 2020, remember, so Pops might not be at liberty to speak about itBesides, it's a touch subject
Fuck, I'm late to the anniversary thread!Have some B-52's for Thread 52!www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm5kv9PH4xA
>>42729556"So, what exactly do you do here?" You ask as you look around at the abandoned airbase. "I don't really see this as a regular retirement spot.""Not exactly an regular vacationing spot, either." Pops points out."Touche." You concede. "But still, what exactly do you do here?" "Ah, well, what all old people with too much free time do. Indulge in hobbies." Pops grins. "Mine just happens to be planes." "You couldn't just keep them in a regular airfield?" Jager asks."Well, then I'd have to pay fees, and file paperwork, and I'm too old for that sort of work!" Pops laughs. "Besides, like I said before, I'm far too attached to this place. I could never leave!""So, what kind of planes do you keep here, then?""Ah, just a few single engine props and a small autogyro. Nothing too much to brag about." Pops grins. "Was thinking about bringing some beefier planes, but I'd have to figure out how to sneak 'em in from the mainland first.">Are you willing to part with any of those planes?>You know, my Dad would love it here, I think.>You don't happen to be one of the Demons of Randgriz, are you?>Other
>>42729877>>You know, my Dad would love it here, I think.
>>42729877>You know, my Dad would love it here, I think.>RandgrizMerc, are you alright?>mfw imagining an Objectivist AC5
>>42729877>>You know, my Dad would love it here, I think.>>You don't happen to be one of the Demons of Randgriz, are you?...Its Razgriz, Merc.
>>42729877>You know, my Dad would love it here, I think.
>>42729877>You know, my Dad would love it here, I think.Nothing look good ol' international cooperation in abandoned air bases, eh?
So I replayed AC0 a few days back, and I noticed that it makes mention to "The Sleeping King".Who is The Sleeping King?
>>42729877>You know, my Dad would love it here, I think.>You don't happen to be one of the Demons of Randgriz, are you?
>>42729877>Demons of Randgriz>RANDGRIZHail Gallia
>>42729877>You don't happen to be one of the Demons of Razgriz, are you?
>>42729877>You know, my Dad would love it here, I think.>>42729365>Soviet DDsI laughed when Wargaming mentioned their guns would be hard hitting and accurate. I have no idea if they were joking or serious.>doughnutsThose were bagels, captcha.
>>42729935Our based buddy himself
>>42729877>>You know, my Dad would love it here, I think.But...>You don't happen to be one of the Demons of Randgriz, are you?>RandgrizMerc, are you trying to tell us that Pops' name is actually John Galt?
>>42729974>Those were bagels, captcha.PUNY HUMAN SHOULD STAY SILENTANY BAKED GOOD WITH HOLE IN MIDDLE ARE DOUGHNUT
>>42729974Hell, their torpedo armament alone screams BIAS)))))))))
>>42729935>>42729970>>42729977Wait a minute....a Sleeping King implies that they return when the world needs them the most.
>>42729877>>You know, my Dad would love it here, I think.>You don't happen to be one of the Demons of Randgriz, are you?Both of them.
>>42730025Remember, Pixy ain't ded yetUnlike Ace Combat itself
>>42730063It's not dead, it's undead.
>>42729978There's also Valkyria Chronicles man.>>42730063>>42730075Then who was revenant
Since we're here, I wonder what sorta cool stuff Pops still has collecting dust.Last time I remembered an incomplete Super Plane was there. Maybe he'll have a spare TLS hanging around, or a pilot suit?
>>42730063>Remember, Pixy ain't ded yetChillin' with his buddies, monitoring a certain young mercenary who rising in fame.
>>42730020Oh yeah.>Tier II>three triple-tube launchersThat's one more torp than the Sampson, and it only fires half of them on one side.>Tier III>Five twin-tubesFine, it had those>Three times a minuteAre you fucking kidding me?
>>42730120I think it's just one X-02 Wyvern wreck.
>>42730120The only superplane there during the war was a wrecked Yuke Whyvern, so no lasers here
>>42730159>one X-02 Wyvern wreck.must.....salvage....superplane......
>>42730120Think they've developed pic related yet?
>>42729877"You know, my Dad would love it here, I think." You say as you survey the base again."Oh really? He a big flight buff, too?" Pops grins."Yeah, ever since he was in the Belkan Air Force." You say and pause when you see Pops' expression change from bemusement to concern. "Did... did I say something wrong?""Oh, nothing!" Pops shakes his head quickly. "Sorry, I was just phasing out for a second there."Now you got the feeling he was hiding something.>Just let it pass.>Press the issue a bit.>Other
>>42730227>>Press the issue a bit.
>>42730227>Just let it pass.
>>42730227>Press the issue a bit.It's because he defected, isn't it?
>>42730227>Press the issue a bit.Unleash The Raven (tm)!Think he might be in the same flight as Papa?
>>42730227>>Press the issue a bit.>>Other"Well, he is AWOL at the end of Belkan War, because he has common sense. Got a bit problem when we find him too. Why?"
>>42730227>Press the issue a bit.
>>42730227>>Just let it pass.
>>42730227>Press the issue a bit.If you're thinking about my dad being part of the Gray men, he isn't that kind of person. Mom made sure of that.
>>42730227>Press the issue a bit.My Belkan senses are tingling.
>>42730308Mama Weiss: A True Patriotla li lu le lo
>>42730120Now that you think about it, I think G-Reco got the pilot suit right (one of the few things they did correctly). A practical suit worn over a fanservicey one.Those suits are cool and all, but nobody ever tells you of the catheter.
>>42730385G-Reco is okay and you are okay for liking it.
>>42730385dat suit design.image saved.
>>42730227>Press the issue a bit.Ask if he has a family history of military service too. You never know!
>>42730385We should get Karla a suit with airstrip runway lights on the inner thighs to help guide Jager.
>>42730478It also comes in chibi
>>42730227"Hm? You have an issue with my dad being Belkan?" You ask, stepping forward a bit closer. "Ah well, it's nothing like that..." Pops laughs nervously . "He uh, he fought in the Belkan War, right?""That's right." You nod, and your eyes narrow. Now that you thought about it, Pops DID have the barest hints of a Belkan accent. You glance to Jager and can tell that he's starting to catch on, too.>Ah, don't worry. It's nothing.>You fought in the Belkan War, didn't you? On the Belkan side.>Other
>>42730623>>Ah, don't worry. It's nothing.
>>42730623>Ah, don't worry. It's nothing.
>>42730385>>42730521That shit looks like it'll chafe like a motherfucker.
>>42730623>>You fought in the Belkan War, didn't you? On the Belkan side.We must make Karla fangirl over the Raven. No matter what it takes.
>>42730623>>You fought in the Belkan War, didn't you? On the Belkan side.
>>42730623>>Other"Yeah. He fought in Belkan war. Until he decided to AWOL after being ordered to nuke Sudentor."
>>42730623>Ah, don't worry. It's nothing.Nandemonai nandemonai!Pops flushing is gonna be quite the sight.
>>42730623>>Ah, don't worry. It's nothing.Merc has a Hibiki fetish.
>>42730623>>Ah, don't worry. It's nothing.No reason to bring up bad dirt. War's over--we're all just folk now.
>>42730672its been a while since we have weekly dose of Laika too.
I think we should press on the Belkan issue. Because I think we should REASSURE him.If we just drop it now, he WON'T be reassured at all.And we need to get over the Belkan thing so that we can bring up all the OTHER secret things.Seriously. We need to bring it up and smooth it over; if we don't do it, then we'll probably not have much chance at prying out all the other secrets and stuff.>>42730654Probably add on: "Don't worry. After all, because of that, *I'm* hardly going to give somebody shit for being Belkan."
>>42730623>Other: "I just have this habit of running into Belkan pilots who decided to move out of Belka."
>>42730623>>Ah, don't worry. It's nothing.We'll need to Scooby-Doo this joint later, but for now let's play along.
>>42730674>all those Mitchells
>>42730672Aw gee, what gave it away?
>>42730623>You fought in the Belkan War, didn't you? On the Belkan side.
>>42730623changing >>42730642 to seconding >>42730657
>>42730729>We'll need to Scooby-Doo this joint later, but for now let's play along.Um, I don't think we'll HAVE a chance to Scooby-doo it.We either cover it now in the current conversation or - at best - we cover it in another conversation. (Assuming we even HAVE another meeting like this -- highly unlikely, because this is our one vacation time!)We usually do more combat than social stuff, which means that in order to do this later, we'd probably have to spend a lot more time **then if we just did it now**.
>>42730674>That many B-25s
>>42730742main char is white haired girl. prominently shows up in your other quests. you often post pics of hibiki.
>>42730623>You fought in the Belkan War, didn't you? On the Belkan side
>>42730674>No reason to bring up bad dirt. War's over--we're all just folk now.If we can reassure him that we're cool with him being Belkan, we can probably get him to also open up about the Demons of Razgriz too.Otherwise, he's probably going to be nervous and jittery.
>>42730742>>42730778Not to mention the other white haired girls....
>>42730778You missed the most important reason: white hair is best hair.
>>42730623>>42730654 here. I'm fine with any of the various votes mentioning Belkan pilots, like >>42730715 and even >>42730657
>>42730778Karla was based on Hetatia's Prussia originally, and it's Laika that was based on Hibiki.But he does have a fondness for white haired girls (Haku in Cyberidol, Morgan might count, etc)That and Tarin's original basis.
>>42730739>>42730768WW2 wartime industry photos are fucking amazing
>>42730896so Merc and Ghost has a common ground that they like white hair, while Ghost prefer his chick tanned.
>>42730742Yo Merc, if you ever get around to making that shipslut quest, will Hibiki be one of the girls from the original game we might be able to see? And could we also maybe get Kongou and Naka for shits and giggles?
>>42730908it's amazing how much stuff that people can make during wartime.
>>42730908These high-def colors tho...
>>42730940Gotta feed that WAR ECONOMY
>>4273094070,000 vessels were produced during the time murica was officially at war when it ended they couldn't get the manpower to bring all those ships back so they just left them where they last were or blew them up in tests
>>42730940Especially when there is not a war raging through your factory.
>>42730949I've got a huge PNG of that image, too--way too big to upload here, though, and too big for /hr/. There's also a FUCKHUEG .TIFF that's a transfer from the original film that I've got.
>>42730998i see what you did there.
>>42730623"You fought in the Belkan War, didn't you? On the Belkan side." You say. "And what if I did?" Pops raises an eyebrow. "Did the Gray Men send you to silence me? Bounty hunters from Osea or Ustio?""No no, nothing like that!" You shake your head. "My father, he fought int he war, but decided to go AWOL when he was ordered to nuke Osea.""Really?" Pops is takes a few steps back before bursting into laughter.You glance at Jager, who just shrugs in uncertainty. "Ah damn, getting so worked up over nothing!" Pops wipes a tear from his eye. "I guess I should be a little more forthright, too. I used to be a Belkan Air FOrce pilot in the War as well. I deserted my post when I was ordered to drop nuclear bombs on our own territory."You vaguely remembered that when you were young, that scar on every Belkan's collective memory. Mom would never stop telling you about the atrocities your mother nation had committed. "So you were actually there..." You blink."Yeah." Pops nods. "After that, I had to go into hiding since I knew the Gray Men wouldn't stop looking for me. What better place to hide than on an Osean airbase?""Pretty clever." Jager nods. "Definitely wouldn't be on the top of my lists of places to look.""Honestly, I had the greatest fright of my life when I heard the Gray Men nearly escaped from prison!" Pops laughs.>Yeah, that was pretty shocking.>I helped put them back where they belonged, you know.>Other
>>42731033>Yeah, that was pretty shocking.
>>42731033>>I helped put them back where they belonged, you know.This conversation is great, but I kinda wanna get to shagging Jager soon.
>>42731033>>I helped put them back where they belonged, you know."Funny you saying that...."
>>42730937We shall see. I generally want to avoid using shipgirls that Deme has been focusing on, though.
>>42731033>Yeah, that was pretty shocking.OH DEARIE ME, GOOD THING THAT VALKYRIE WAS THERE TO PUT THEM IN THEIR PLACE, EH? UFUFUFUFU~>>42731014More pics or riot
>>42731033>>I helped put them back where they belonged, you know.
>>42731033>>Yeah, that was pretty shocking.
>>42731033>I helped put them back where they belonged, you know.>Do you know any place on this airbase we can sit down and crash?
>>42731033>I helped put them back where they belonged, you know.
>>42730896>That and Tarin's original basis.You. You sound dangerous.
>>42731033>>I helped put them back where they belonged, you know."Like the Demons of Razgriz did in the previous war...">>42731052>"Funny you saying that....""While flying Pixy's plane!"We almost made him choke. Then made him laugh in relief. Now let's see if we can make him double-take in surprise yet again!
>>42731033>Yeah, that was pretty shocking.>I helped put them back where they belonged, you know.
>>42731033>>I helped put them back where they belonged, you know.add in >>42731095 's stuff as well.>>42731081I just notice the trends.
>>42731033>I helped put them back where they belonged, you know."You hear about the ladies who sent them right back to prison too?"
>>42731033>>Yeah, that was pretty shocking.We've told him one big story about our dad, and hopefully that will grease the skids for future prop-plane fun between these two old-timers. However, he ain't gonna believe another one.
>>42731081>yougongetheadpatted.jpg>>42731061I'll see what I can dig up.>>42731033>Yeah, that was pretty shocking.
>>42731081>Lolicon Admiral = Call the MPs
>>42731033>>I helped put them back where they belonged, you know.I also like >>42731095 's stuff
>>42731033>I helped put them back where they belonged, you know....This is the third time captcha's asked me for cupcakes. There's no Krupinski in this universe.
>>42731166>Typical Murrican Working Girl.jpg
>>42731033"I helped put them back where they belonged, you know." You grin. "Ah, so you're one of the Wild Cards, eh?" Pops laughs. "I never figured I'd see one of 'em in person!" "Heh, well, we don't get a lot of free time off base." You laugh lightly. "So you've heard of us?""What self respecting pilot doesn't?" Pops grins. "We used to talk all about your exploits!">"We?">My my, are we really that famous?>Other
>>42731280>>"We?">>My my, are we really that famous?
>>42731280>"We?">My my, are we really that famous?
>>42731280>we can talk some more if you could gladly invite us in to where you're currently staying on Sand Island>"We"?
>>42731280>>My my, are we really that famous?
>>42731280>>"We?"Both seem good, but this is the more important one.
>>42731280>My my, are we really that famous?
>>42731053So just how much more Poi could we maybe expect?
>>42731280>>My my, are we really that famous?Ara ara...>CAPTCHA: Hot Dogs'murica.
>>42731448>Wanting SOLOMON YO WATASHI WA KAETTE KITA
>>42731280"My my, are we really that famous?" You smile. "In pilot circles, yeah." Pops nods. "Though, we never really knew what you looked though.""You keep using the word 'we' a lot." Jager butts in. "I thought you were alone on this island?"Pops looks at you, and to Jager and just shakes his head with a smile."Aw nuts. I know I'm sworn to secrecy on on this, but since you're a Wardog, you deserve to know. Come on, let's get out of this sun."Pops lead you back to the main admin building of the airbase. Naturally, the interior was completely empty and devoid of life and furniture. They practically gutted the place of all useful equipment when they left. However, you saw a small living area set up near the back. A few tables and chairs, as well as a working refrigerator. "So what can I get you? Sodas? Beers? Our selection isn't too wide, but it's better than nothing.""I could use a beer." Jager says and then glances at you. "She'll take a soda.""Bad with liquor, eh?" Pops laughs as he slides a pair of bottles in front of you, coated with mist and condensation. "So where do you want me to start?">From the very beginning.>Where are the rest of the Wardogs?>Other
>>42731582>From the very beginning.IT WAS THE YEAR 0079 OF THE UNIVERSAL CENTURY...
>>42731582>>From the very beginning. >tfw jager won't see us in a bathing suit...
>>42731582>>From the very beginning.We aren't exactly going anywhere at this time of day/night.
>>42731582>From the very beginning.story tiem!
>>42731582>From the very beginning.
>>42731582>>Other"...so you still in contact with Edge and others? President Harling tell me about it, i saved his live not too long ago"
>>42731582>>From the very beginning.
>>42731582>>From the very beginning.Flashback sequence where we control Pops for a bit?
>>42731582>From the very beginning.We got the time.
>>42731582>>Where are the rest of the Wardogs?
>>42731607we'll get to that anon, dont worry, he'll get to see us in that and so much less>>42731582>>Where are the rest of the Wardogs?>>42731628no please no, just fun adventures in this old airbase relaxing with Jager
Time for the RUSEGRIZ
>>42731678Hoppou, put that Tomcat down! You have no idea where it's been!Here, take this modified Airborne Gavin Gunship instead.
>>42731582>Jager says and then glances at you. "She'll take a soda.">>Other"Uh. Yeah. Not bad, just..... Lively. lets go with lively."
>>42731607>>42731644Don't worry, we'll see EVERYONE in swimwear.
>>42731582I know about the razgriz pilots. President Harling told me.But tell me from the beginning
"I just keep on running into old Belkan-era pilots, huh. Rot 1 was understandable because he's a teacher.But then Grun, and dad, and now the Raven too."What next, is she eventually going to run into Pixy himself too, curious to find out who's flying his old planes?Actually... You know who else it might be interesting to run into stead?Not another pilot for a change... But instead the Osean reporter Brett Thompson?
>>42731707I bet Karla's swimsuit is similar to pic related.
>>42731750But in white, damn I'glad I voted one-piece.
>>42731744>run into Pixy himself too, curious to find out who's flying his old planesYESPLEASETake my money and make it happen.
>>42731750Which reminds, me. Merc. I need info of Karla's 3 measurements, but substitute the bust size number with the alphabetical cup size rating. it's for when I do find the opportunity to make Karla Swimsuit cheesecake
>>42731783Last pic I saw of swimsuit-related cheesecake you made, Cael'la's bust a bit small. Picture was still great though
>>42731783There's always this pic that was drawn earlier in the series.Not sure how accurate it is though.
>>42731750Does anyone else see the radar looking antennae stapled to her head?
>>42731830It's a pagoda mast. That's Fusou.
>>42731830>>42731842Speaking of pagoda masts...
>>42731750Front-Zipper swimsuits are a miracle of the universe.
>>42731974Chibs please, please see these
>>42731979He's talking about Kancolle, mang.Pagoda masts are a feature of japanese ships. Think the main part of the ship where the navigation system is. They're called pagodas because they're fairly high.
>>42731810I thought Karla had a smaller chest bur has nice thighs and legs.
Looks like I'm late, as usual.Happy Anniversary thread, Merc!
>>42732080you magnificent bastard.
>>42732080Looks great, Mudhen!
>>42732080I see Ghost using this for his SW89 stuff.
>>42732080MUDHEN!As usual, you are based.
>>42732080As usual, Lara points at imminent danger and laughs.
>>42731582"Start from the beginning." You say. And so he does. Pops goes on to recount how and why he deserted during the Belkan War, fleeing and going into hiding rather than drop a nuclear bomb on his own homeland. However, he was continually pursued by Belkan headhunters, who specialized in tracking down deserters like him. He then fled to Osea, where he created a new identity for himself and lived in hiding there ever since, working as a simple mechanic in a remote airbase. However, then the Circum-Pacific War started. At first, Pops tried to stay under the radar, even when it became clear that the Gray Men were involved. He restricted his actions to merely helping the Wardogs stay one step ahead of the enemy. However, his hand was forced when the Gray Men made a direct move to take the Wardogs out of the war. Their machinations resulted in Chopper's death, and the framing of the rest of the squadron as traitors. Pops then helped them flee Sand Island and to the Kestrel, an aircraft carrier whose captain was sympathetic to their plight and faked their deaths. From then on, the Wardogs became the Ghosts of Razgriz, directly opposing the Gray Mens' moves, culminating in a final battle which resulted in the destruction of both their headquarters and their trump card, the SOLG orbital weapon.(cont)
>>42732140"So... what happened after that?" You ask, still trying to take everything in."Well, after everything died down, the Osean government gave us all new identities. A clean slate, if you will. Me, Blaze, Nagase, Grimm, and Snow went our own separate ways." Pops sighs. "I honestly don't know where they are or what they do now. We don't talk much about our new lives, you see. But every so often, I'll see an old Wardog drop by here from time to time.""Really?" You raise an eyebrow."Oh yeah. Even though they live lives of peace now, they could never completely separate themselves from their pasts." Pops gives a sly grin. "Who knows. Next you come around you might bump into them." >I don't really know if I really should.>That would be pretty nice.>Other
>>42732149>>That would be pretty nice.Respect the past.
>>42732149>>I don't really know if I really should.
>>42732149>>That would be pretty nice.
>>42732149>I don't really know if I really should, but it would be nice if that happened when things are pretty peaceful.
>>42732149>That would be pretty nice.It'll be like our very own outer heaven.
>>42732149>>That would be pretty nice.Catching up with the people who actually did survive Sand Island? And with major war heroes to boot? Hell yes.It just feels right.
>>42732149>That would be pretty nice.>>42731979Fusou was a WWI-era dreadnaught in the Japanese navy. In the 1930s, they added several levels of platforms on top of her forward mast superstructure to hold spotters and searchlights. Because of the layout, the whole mast looked like a pagoda, and it was 40 meters high. In Kancolle, that's represented by her head ornament.
>>42732149>That would be pretty nice.
>>42732149>That would be pretty nice.Also Merc get a thesaurus, you're beating However to death.
>>42732149>That would be pretty nice."I always thought Blaze was kind of cu-cool. Cool."
Man I am just falling asleep here, sadly.But I wanted to say that this was a cool thread Merc, and thank you for running it. I'm glad I got to see part of it before falling asleep.Have a Tarin pic from an old thread.
>>42732149"That would be pretty nice." You nod. "I lived all these years thinking I was the only survivor.""Heh. I'm sure the others would be glad to see another Wardog still kicking it." Pops laughs. "Well, hey, they ever come by again, just shoot me a call." You smile."Aw nuts." Pops grumble as he looks outside. "That story took a lot longer than I thought. Gotta get the birds back into the hangar before it gets dark."Indeed, the sun was starting to get rather low in the sky, which was now taking a deep orange hue. "You need any help?" Jager asks as he gets up."Nah, I'm used to doing it on my own. You guys can do your own thing in the meantime. You're also free to stay here the night, too. Got a few refurbished bunks in the barracks you could use.""Thanks a lot." You say. >Help Pops with the planes.>It's been a long day. Get some rest.>Hit the beach while there's still some daylight.>Other
>>42732402>Help Pops with the planes.
>>42732402>>Hit the beach while there's still some daylight.AT LAST
>>42732402>>Hit the beach while there's still some daylight.
>>42732402>>Hit the beach while there's still some daylight.>inb4 surprise OB
>>42732402>Hit the beach while there's still some daylight.
>>42732432(Forgot to add)The alternative is to have a moonlit beach scene.
>>42732402>Hit the beach while there's still some daylight.Maybe we'll see a ghost or suddenly become introspective or something.
>>42732402>It's been a long day. Get some rest.It's too late to hit the beach, right?
>>42732402>Hit the beach while there's still some daylight.Swimsuit time! Maybe Karla and Jager will watch the sunset holding hands as well.
>>42732402>Hit the beach while there's still some daylight.>drag Jager along
>>42732468If we're going to do that, let's at least not fuck on the beach. It's stupidly unhygienic.
>>42732449thats no alternative, we WILL have a moonlit beach scene with Jager and then he can carry us to bed
>>42732402>Help Pops>Wait for moonlight>MOONLIGHT SERENADE
>>42732490You don't Jager to help you get sand out of your bathing suit?
>>42732490of course not anon, the beach is for foreplay, the bed is for fucking
>>42732402>>Help Pops with the planes.I'm supporting a moonlit beach scene later.
>>42732402>>Hit the beach while there's still some daylight.Might as well since we're here.
>>42732402>Hit the beach while there's still some daylight.tiem for beach date/episode!
>>42732402>>Hit the beach while there's still some daylight.>>42732536Beach episode seconded!
>>42732559Jesus, Mudhen, you're on a roll tonight!
>>42732559dam mudhen, did you stockpile all of them drawings for this occasion?
>>42732559This is so funny in all sorts of ways. Only missing Smokey...Oh wait, it's not the Gullinbursti's bridge.>>42732567REMOVE CLOVER REMOVE CLOVERYOU ARE THE WORST IDOL YOU ARE THE WORST SMELL
>>42732559the general's missing his eyepatch
>>42732370>Butterflies on NAVY COFFEE.jpg
>>42732402"Come on, Jager! Let's hit the beach!" You grin as you grab his hand. "Can't put all this good sun, sand, and water to waste!"Jager pauses a bit uncertainly and shoots Pops a concerned look."Ah, it's fine!" Pops waves it off. "You two enjoy yourselves! I'll keep the fire going until you two get back!"You head over to the west end of the island, where you remember the best beaches were located. "You're already wearing your trunks, right?" You ask. "Yeah I am." Jager nods."Great!" You grin as you pull your shirt off, revealing your swimsuit underneath."Is... is that zipper supposed to be there?" Jager raises an eyebrow.You look down and just now realize that there indeed was a zipper located right in the chest area of your swimsuit.>Just roll with it.>You totally missed that!>Other
>>42732697>Just roll with it.KEKKESTOFKEKS>WoNeeds more Hoppou.
>>42732697>Just roll with it.
>>42732697>>Other"...yeah, and if you doesn't loose up I'll loosening it instead"with seductive smile.
>>42732697>>Just roll with it.
>>42732697>>Just roll with it.Merc I love you so much right now
>>42732697>>You totally missed that!TIEM FOR FLUSTER!
>>42732697>>Just roll with it.BELKANSTOICISM
>>42732697>You totally missed that!>>42732567It's a celebration! And I finally got moved into a new place so I can draw again.>>42732579No, but I had some ideas this morning, so now that I'm warmed up it's drawing time!>>42732589What's Smokey look like?>>42732677Rats, he has an eyepatch? I'll have to hunt down the reference picture again.
>>42732697>Just roll with it.There's no way the best pilot in the world would ever miss a detail like that, right?
>>42732736I don't think Merc has pointed a single description yet. Surprise us?Also FUUUU THAT KAWAII TARINNNN
>>42732697>>You totally missed that!Act cute and fluster.
>>42732697>>You totally missed that!
>>42732712Hoppou lacks the full figure to rock the front zipper swimsuit.Now, Shoukaku on the other hand...
>>42732806I know man.I'm just saying Hoppou is far cuter.
how far can you extend the zipper until it gets too lewd to be safe?
>>42732853>implying there is too lewd
>>42732853I dunno, no one has volunteered for that experiment yet.They're citing a serious work hazard for it.
>>42732902Well, time for Jager to find out.FOR SCIENCE!
>>42732736Smokey is very wrinkly and old. Think of those 3 old guys that show up all the time in Cowboy Bebop.>>42732697"Of course it is!" You smile, zipping it down as far is it could go, which ends just a little above your belly button. "Only the best for you!" "Really." Jager looks uncertain of how to react. "Of couuuurse!" You grin as you push him into the water. The tropical waters were still warm thanks to the tropical sun. Heck, you can still feel the heat emanating from the sand, which was a nice contrast with the lowering temperature in the air."Doesn't the water feel great?" You smile as you splash around."Yeah. It's not ice cold like I was expecting." Jager admits."Don't tell me the only swimming you did was in training." You frown. "That doesn't count!""Well, cold water rescue was an important skill to learn-""No! We're swimming for FUN!" You pout. >SPLASH FIGHT>Swim out a little farther from shore. >Try to play it off all romantic like. Or something.>Other
>>42732918>>Swim out a little farther from shore.I vaguely remember, will look them up!
>>42732918>Try to play it off all romantic like. Or something.
>>42732918>SPLASH FIGHTPARASOL SQUAD, ATTACK!>>42732945Oh Lawdy
>>42732918>>Swim out a little farther from shore.>>42732945We should have done that.
>>42732918>SPLASH FIGHTThe time-honored Belkan swimming tradition! It isn't? Well then it should be!
>>42732945Jesus how are you so sanic fast.
>>42732918>SPLASH FIGHT>Swim out a little farther from shore. >Try to play it off all romantic like. Or something.All of them, in that order
>>42732945>>42732972Mudhenfag? More like, Machinefag
>>42732945I imagine Karla crying because there is so little reaction from Jaeger. I mean I'm pretty sure half the men in Belka or possibly any fight pilot woudln't resist.
>>42732984>THIS MACHINE KILLS FACIST>WELL THIS MACHINE DRAWS LEWDS
>>42732972>>42732984Speed or quality, really.
>>42733064Aw shit niggaThat was what, fifteen minutes?!
>>42733064i envy people who can speed drawing in tablet.Give me paper and pencil, and i will get something decent pretty quickly.But in tablet....ugh. It tooks time for same drawing.
>>42732918And almost on a whim, you just dip your hand in the water and flick quickly, sending a wave of water directly into Jager's face.Jager just stares at you long and hard. You actually recoil a bit, fearing that you had pushed him a little too far. That's when he dips both his hands into the water and splashes you in the face in return.Oh boy, THIS MEANT WAR.>Return fire!>Time to get physical!>Other
>>42733104>>Return fire!Play a bit more, and then up the ante.
>>42733104>Return fire!You're gonna have to work hard to get some of this body, yo!
>>42733104>Time to get physical!
>>42733104>>Time to get physical!
>>42733118Really? It seems Karla is really the one holding a sign. "Free Handouts"
>>42733162Obviously, it's a honey trap.
>>42733162Well, at least it's not Free Handjobs.
>>42733104https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qvJx0p2eu4And the time flies by as you and Jager take turns splashing one another, not to mention dashing around in the water trying to get a better firing position on each other. It was basically like a dogfight, in a way. However, you briefly pause dousing Jager repeatedly in salt water to check on the sky, realizing that it really was starting to get dark now, the sun just now disappearing beyond he horizon.>Better start heading back now.>Let's just stay out here a little longer...>Other
>>42733226I think if it's Jaeger, Karla might do that and more.How much does she know about sex?
>>42733236>>Better start heading back now.Low visibility is bad for outdoor recreation.
>>42733236>>Better start heading back now
>>42733236>Let's just stay out here a little longer...>OtherWatch the sunset cuddling with Jager
>>42733236>>Better start heading back now.Time for some food!>>42733239Probably learned enough from her Mom.
>>42733236>>Better start heading back now.Get a good view on the sunset as we dry off with Jager
>>42733236>Better start heading back now.>>42733226Of course not. Karla's a mercenary.
>>42733236>Let's just stay out here a little longer...You never know when Harder might surface...
>>42733236>>Better start heading back nowMuch as I want sex on the beachm this is not the time or place.
>>42733276Sand is not pleasant for sex.
>>42733236>Let's just stay out here a little longer...>ascertain route back to hangar>obtain alcohol>sip cocktails while watching the sunset>hanky-panky>sex on the beach>orgasm
>>42733292exactly, I don't think Karla wants her first time with sand in her ass.
>Karla first time>they settled in a nice, secluded bunk>Karla disrobe Jager's trunk>"....wow. thats bigger than i expected">"What, do you want it smaller?">"Not.The.Point"
>>42733348Blushing Maiden, or false bravado?
>>42733371>>42733348Obviously Jager is in asset security to 'compensate'.
>>42733236"Come on, let's head back." You say, finally calling an end to the big Splash War. "It's starting to get dark.""And cold." Jager grunts as he drapes a towel around you first."Thanks." You smile.The walk back to the airbase was quiet and a little awkward. Neither of you really knew what to say to each other, so neither of you spoke. Once you get back to the base, you could see Pops securely closing the hangar doors. He gives a smile and wave, and you wave back as you head towards the now lit barracks, now a lone shining light in the darkness. "Lot of stars." Jager observes, his eyes wandering upwards."Yeah..." You nod as you look up as well. "We're pretty far from the mainland, and the runway lights here are off, so there's practically no light pollution.""It's nice, being able to see the sky like this once in a while." Jager says with a smile."Yeah... it is." You say, resting your head against his shoulder.It was a long, beautiful night.>And that's it for tonight! With that done, it's with a heavy heart that I announce that ACQ is quickly approaching the end! There will be a handful of threads left before we say farewell to the Wild Cards and move on to the next adventure!>Anyways, next thread will be next week like always, and don't forget Vertical Tanks on Saturday and the Cole in Wonderland Special on Sunday!
>>42733409Thanks for the run, Merc. I'll see you next time!
>>42733409thanks for the thread Merc, I hope you take your time with the end of ACQ, rushing it now when there are so many unfinished threads would be criminal
>>42733409D'AWWWWWWWandAWWWWWWWWSee ya next thread merc.
>>42733409So did they do it?
>>42733409Thanks for the run and happy anniversary!It's been a lot of fun.
>>42733292I remember a couple I knew who had a beach all to themselves one night and got a little heated. Dude stuck his dick in the sand and somehow didn't realise he'd done that because he was a first-timer. Ended up jizzing in the sand while his girlfriend was understandably confused by his behaviour.>>42733409Cheers for the run Merc, see you tomorrow.
>>42733439Holy cripes mudhen that's nice!Hope to see keeping up with the art should ACQ wrap up, dude.
>>42733424I fucking hope they did
>>42733409Thanks for the thread Merc.
>>42733462I'm just hoping we at least get to wear those brand new prototype pilot suits for the final mission.
>>42733448Thanks! I'll have to start following the other quests.
What if Karla's dad aquires Karla's Phantom II by pure chance during his quest to get his hands on a plane?
>>42733531Would actually like to see you make kcq art as well, Even though a lot of kcq art's been running around lately.
>>42733539She'd join in the last fight as well, of course.>Now kids, lemme show you how we did it back in the good old days...
>>42733562Or our overly-modded eagle?