Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Kantai%20Collection%20Pacific%20StrikeOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/ySW8KAMDYou are the former United States Navy warship USS HOEL, now returned as a shipgirl and ready to kick Abyssal ass!Well, first things first, you had to figure out what the hell was going on. You had literally started the opening minutes of your new life blowing up ungodly giant fish things, getting flown back to base in those crazy ass UFO things, and being met by Portland, of all ships.And she's giving you that LOOK. You know, that look when somebody doesn't expect much out of you, as if you were beneath their standards or something like that.>Yo>Nice to meet you!>The fuck you mean by "trouble...?">Other
>>43381161>>The fuck you mean by "trouble...?"FIRST MAYBE :^)
>>43381161>The fuck you mean by "trouble...?"
>>43381161>The fuck you mean by "trouble...?"Live, from /tg/, it's FRIDAY NIGHT!Not much is happening this week except for NORTHROP GRUMMAN WINNING THE LRS-BOWLBASED NGBLACK WIDOW WILL RISE AGAINIn other news, WoWS finally gets to spook the world with its poorly-implemented but pretty fun Halloween eventWanna see /aceg/ fail at fielding a soccer team? Vote here to see which aces you want to see crash into a soccer stadium!docs.google.com/forms/d/1LrcpReXxqBhmtEqJL3T9I_jUCn06ZkhvYnJ7dG5Pg9I/viewform
>>43381161>YoHah, finally caught up to this.Wondering if Chibs and Mudhen will b around today...
>>43381187Navyfag pls>>43381212/aceg/ is sending out aces to the Babby cup?
>>43381240Indeed we are!Well, it's the /vg/ league, not the Babbies, but still
>>43381161>>The fuck you mean by "trouble...?"
A few of questions...How do you think Hoell or Cole will react to the WHO saying that processed meats (i.e. bacon, hot dogs, etc.) cause cancer?What should we name our Baseball Bat? Previous suggestions include: Greased Lightning, The Big Stick, and White Ash.
>>43381161>>The fuck you mean by "trouble...?"I just need to know if my predictions were correct. I guessed the Helena and the New Jersey.
>>43381272>How do you think Hoell will react to the WHO saying that processed meats (i.e. bacon, hot dogs, etc.) cause cancer?"But you guys still eating it, so it couldn;t be that worse"
>>43381161>YoThis might irk Sweet Pea more than "trouble."
>>43381161>Yo>>43381272I'm all for just engraving "Speak softly..."
>>43381272I like White Ash, because it reminds me of this:http://www.royaltankregiment.com/en-GB/ashplant.aspx
>>43381161>OtherWanna borrow my bat?
>>43381161>Yo>>43381215My internet is messed up, but I'll try to be in and out. Here's a warm up.
I want to see who the battleship is.
>>43381161"What do you mean by 'trouble?'" You growl, raising one of your eyebrows.Portland takes a deep breath and marches up to you and leans forward slightly in an attempt to be intimidating. Maybe it would've worked on a pussy little destroyer fresh from the shipyard, but sure as squat wouldn't work on you. Nevertheless, Portland leans forward as close a she can without actually physically touching you. "Let me be frank." Portland glowers. "I've heard and read up on what you've done, and I saw what you did earlier today.""Really? How?" Johnston asks."Drone footage." Portland says simply, then sees the confused looks Johnston and Heerman give. "I'll explain later.""Hey, don't ignore me!" You scowl. "Get to the point.""Those cowboy antics of yours are the exact sort of thing that gets ships sunk." Portland says bluntly. "Getting into close combat with Abyssals like that was a reckless and unnecessary call.">I guess you have a point.>Gee, who died and made you Admiral?>Brave words for a ship that wasn't at Samar.>Other
>>43381627>>Brave words for a ship that wasn't at Samar.
>>43381627>>Brave words for a ship that wasn't at Samar.>>43381272>>43381324>>43381453So what is our Bat supposed to represent in the first place?
>>43381627>Brave words for a ship that wasn't at Samar.Also if you want to vote for a team goalhorn go herestrawpoll.me/5875630
>>43381627>>Other"If we want to play safe without any risk, we'd be a coast guard."
>>43381627>Brave words for a ship that wasn't at Samar.
>>43381591Based as always, Mudhen!
>>43381627>Brave words for a ship that wasn't at Samar.HISTORY!
>>43381591Awesome work, man!
>>43381561mmm....dat sling bikini.
>>43381591Nice one chief!
>>43381561>The upgrade makes our bat an aluminum one.
Reminder that Portland saw a great deal of action throughout the war. The whole "not being at Samar" thing might now work on her.
>>43381627>Brave words for a ship that wasn't at Samar."For he to-day that sheds his blood with meShall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,This day shall gentle his condition;And gentlemen in England now a-bedShall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaksThat fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day."Yes, Samar took place on St. Crispin's Day.
>>43381627>Brave words for a ship that wasn't at Samar
>>43381591Ma niggabased mudhen.
>>43381657>what is our Bat supposed to represent in the first placeMaybe they just liked baseball?
>>43381591That's pretty good
>>43381753true.So the right response is to tell her that sometimes, a risk must be taken for greater good, like at Samar.
>>43381675>>43381627this. this is god tier burn.
>>43381627>Brave words for a ship that wasn't at Samar.You saying you wouldn't die to protect your sisters?
>>43381627>Gee, who died and made you Admiral?I *know* about getting sunk
>>43381739That's not an upgrade, though.>aluminumfags get rekt get wood or go home
>>43381739>Additional post-upgrade weapons include scattergun and pistol
>>43381675I like this.
>>43381753She's a cruiser, she's supposed to be more conservative. Destroyers on the other hand do best when acting bat-shit crazy. Perhaps a response along the lines of 'I'm a destroyer, it's what they pay me for'.
Such a shame Gearings came in rather late to the war, otherwise we'd probably be able to equip them with DASH helicopter drones with torpedoes.
>>43381916Perhaps combine this with the 'if I wanted to be safe, I'd join the coast guard'
>>43381753More than a shit load of action, she was one of the ships that saw the MOST action throughout the war. 16 Battle Stars, places her in the top 10.
>>43381627"Oh." You expression immediately darkens and lean forward as well, ramming your forehead against Portland's. Since she was already so close, it didn't really cause that much damage, but to her credit she's not even phased by the impact. "Those are some brave words, coming from a ship that was never at Samar.""But plenty of other battles." Portland retorts easily. "Heh, fine." You grin as you concede the point. You knew of Portland's hefty battle record before Leyte Gulf. "But either way, if we wanted to play safe without any risk, we would've joined the Coast Guard."Now THAT hits Portland in the gut, as she finally leans back without a word, still glaring daggers at you. "Anyways, we're wasting enough time already." She harumphs, resetting her glasses. "We should go meet the Admiral. He wants to meet you three."Hm, there's something about the way she talks about him...>Just stay quiet and let her take the lead.>Dohoho, crushing on this Admiral?>OTher
>>43381627>Brave words for a ship that wasn't at Samar.You wanna fucking go, cunt? We're a Tin Can, getting close and fucking shit up is our job.
>>43381958>>Just stay quiet and let her take the lead.Time to gather more ammunition to use for the future.
>>43381958>>Just stay quiet and let her take the lead.What's a crush? We have no clue how this whole thing is supposed to go.
>>43381958>Dohoho, crushing on this Admiral?
>>43381958>>Just stay quiet and let her take the lead."blackmail material#1, get~"
>>43381958>Dohoho, crushing on this Admiral?>BURNINGU>RABU?
>>43381958>Dohoho, crushing on this Admiral?MAXIMUM OVERTROLLTHEY SEE ME STEAMINTHEY HATINTORPEDOINTHEY TRYNA CATCH ME STEAMIN DIRTY
>>43381958>Dohoho, crushing on this Admiral?"Is he cute?"
>>43381958>>Just stay quiet and let her take the lead.
>>43381958>Just stay quiet and let her take the lead.
>>43381927Hard to believe that basic drones existed back then, even if they were rudimentary. Like that unmanned Bomber.
>>43381958>Dohoho, crushing on this Admiral?Operation troll is a go
>>43382004>"Is he cute?"Nah, sailors get drunk and fuck girls, not admirals.Though I guess sailors sort of get fucked by admirals...
>>43381958>>Dohoho, crushing on this Admiral?
>>43382035She's a sailor, that means she's getting fucked by the admiral.She's a shipgirl, that means it's a double-entendre."So how's the admiral fucked you lately?"
>>43382035So the Green Weenie also haunts the sailors?
>>43382035I'm just sad it's not Fem!admiral though. Would've been hilarious.
>>43381958>Just stay quiet and let her take the lead.Let's not play all the cards in our hand as soon as we get them. Saving a few for later use sounds good.>>43381801The LCS that rescued many survivors from the Samar battle asked "Who won the World Series?" to tell who was American or Japanese. Maybe it's a reference to that?
We should also ask if Captain America, Superman, or Batman comics are still running.
>>43382109Ohhh!Show her Batman and Robin movie!
>>43381958>Dohoho, crushing on this Admiral?So you want him /fucking/ you instead of just fucking you?
>>43382128That is a most terrible idea.Let's do it.
>>43382109>inb4 "Who the fuck is Frank Miller?"
>>43381958You decide it was best to stay quiet and follow her for now. You were still pretty new to this whole "being alive" thing and even though you kind of vaguely remembered this base as Pearl Harbor, it looked far, FAR different from your hazy memories. Right now Portland here was your only lifeline.However, you do file that little fact away at the back of your mind for later use."She seems a little.... stiff, doesn't she?" Johnston whispers in your ear."Stiffer than battleship grade armor plate, that's for sure." You roll her eyes. "Where does she get off being so high and mighty like that?""Maybe because she was at Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal, just for starters?" Heerman points out. "Okay, okay." You sigh. "Still doesn't give her free license to be a bitch like that.""Oh, I'm sure she'll soften up over time!" Johnston says optimistically. "Like all trust a fucking cruiser." You grumble."What was that?" Heerman raises an eyebrow.>Nothing.>You heard me. All the big fancy "capital" ships like her fucking left us to rot.>Other
>>43382293>Nothing.But internally harvest all the salt in the Pacific
>>43382293>>You heard me. All the big fancy "capital" ships like her fucking left us to rot."or at least think they are the queen of the sea"
>>43382293>Nothing.Okay, time to knock this shit off
>>43382293>Nothing.*Halsey* left us to rot. The capital ships themselves we're indifferent on.
So what are we gonna do when we see a Jap shipgirl? Namely Kongo or Haguro?
>>43382293>>OtherI took that whole Jap cruiser division by myself! Cruisers ain't nothing!
>>43382293>>You heard me. All the big fancy "capital" ships like her fucking left us to rot.>If they hadn't run off we wouldn't have had to 'play cowboy'
>>43382363We have the torpedoesWe can re-do it
>>43382363"Hey, remember that time we beat the crap outta you guys?"
>>43382363We give them a friendly tap from the Wand of ForgivenessWe beat the shit out of their stupid mugs with our bat
>>43382434Just mention CVE-66Remove Long Lance White Plains stronk
KANCOLLE LIEK BURG
>>43382363BURNING LOVEVERSUSTHE BAT
>>43382550Upgrade that to a burning bat painted with love and hearts see how the enemies like that.
>>43382550"It's simple. We dess the bat."
>>43382576>We hit Kongo with bat>Bat catches on fire but doesn't actually burn>We can administer orgasm-inducing 'love taps' to shipgirls that also give them gonnorrhea
>>43382576If we upgrade our bat to anything, it's gotta be a nailbat.
>>43382640>Hit one abyssal>VERY unintended consequences ensue
>>43382646Plus etching a name onto it, as well as a tally for every homerun
>>43382293>Nothing.Clearly we have abandonment issues. Maybe super tsundere for our capitol sisters?W-what are you doing? Where are you going? D-don't leave me, oneesama you bitch!
>>43382669>VERY unintended consequences ensue>Hoppous, Hoppous everywhere
>>43382686>"Uh Admiral, I think I accidentally new enemy warships."
>>43382673>W-what are you doing? Where are you going? D-don't leave me, oneesama you bitch!
>>43382673>Clearly we have abandonment issues.Task Force 34 was supposed to be detached to back us up.Task Force 34 did not get detached and did not back us up.We got fucked by the brass, not by the boats.
>>43382716"The World Wonders."
>>43382716I blame Halsey.
>>43382716>Task Force 34 was supposed to be detached to back us up.Not true. Our fleet thought TF 34 was covering the San Bernadino Strait. Their fleet thought our fleet was. Brass didn't fuck us, the winds of war did.
>>43382293"It's nothing." You shake your head. "Hey, quiet down back there." Portland grunts.She leads you away from the landing pad, taking a path straight to a large structure you assumed to be the main administration building, where all the big shot officers set up shop. You'd only ever seen the place form a distance, considering back then you couldn't come ashore back in the old days. As you continue to walk, you notice a great deal of activity, which wasn't surprising. Pearl Harbor was always a busy place, especially during wartime. You could get a glimpse of the harbor inside, packed full of grey ships of all sizes and shapes. Really dinky looking ones, though, all armed with puny little cannons that didn't match any one of your 5 inchers in size. "Geez, no wonder we came back. The Navy must have really went to hell." You mutter to nobody in particular.Up in the air, you could see planes and other aicraft you couldn't immediately identify circling in the air, no doubt on air patrol. Along the shore, you saw weapons emplacements and fortifications hastily built along the coast looking outward, as if they were expecting an amphibious assault. That was never a good sign. As you near the administration building, you started seeing more and more of the base staff. They were all pretty much human, but you couldn't immediately tell if there were any shipgirls among them or not. The three of you immediately drew stares and hushed whispers as you passed by. Were shipgirls like you really that out of place?"Practically everybody's seen that footage of you grand slamming that Abyssal destroyer." Portland grunts without turning around, as if reading your mind. You hold back from chewing out Portland for getting her baseball terminology wrong, but it was OH SO HARD.(cont)
>>43382771Finally, Portland stops you front of a very ornate wooden door. There's only a simple plaque bolted on, reading "ADMIRAL"."All right, we're about to meet the Admiral. He's in charge of not only shipgirls, but practically every ship in the Pacific Ocean, so you WILL show him the proper respect, is that clear?" Portland hisses. "So help me god, I will break your superstructures in two if you don't!""Yeah, yeah, we hear ya." You roll your eyes."Why do I have such a bad feeling about this..." Portland groans as she regains her composure and opens the door.>Be casual.>Be formal.>DYNAMIC ENTRY>Other
>>43382755>TF34 wasn't covering San Bernandino>Halsey dragged the carriers off on a CVnt hunt>General communications and monitoring fuckupsWe won this fight
>>43382794>>Be formal.We can be formal if we want. Occasionally. Once.
>>43382794>DYNAMIC ENTRYHI BOSS!
>>43382794>Be formal.Surprise her!
>>43382794>>Be formal.THROW HER OFF GUARD
>>43382794>>Be formal.Old habits
>>43382794>DYNAMIC ENTRYIt's Loki.
>>43382794>DYNAMIC ENTRYHELLO MR BRASS DID YOU KNOW MISS STICK-UP-HER-ASS WANTS TO PLOW YOU HARDER THAN THE JAPS AT MIDWAY?
>>43382794>Be formal.Like hell we're going to DYNAMIC ENTRY our new admiral on our first meeting. Maybe if we wanna get reassigned to Alaska like Wee Willy Fuckup.
>>43382794>Be formal.Prove to Port that we CAN give respect.
>>43382794>DYNAMIC ENTRYBURNING LO-- wait wrong ship.
>>43382794>Be formal.Surprise is the best weapon.
Going to the city for a date with our Admiral when? We can eat 'good' food, buy cute clothes, and other girly things!
>>43382795Here's how it went. Halsey thought that 3rd Fleet was covering the San Bernadino Strait. They weren't. Then, he locates a major Japanese carrier group, consisting of most of Japan's remaining carriers. You know, carriers, the most powerful weapon on the seas. That right there was the last real carrier group they had. Taking it out of the war was seen as a crucial act, as it would ensure our fleets would be pretty much unconstested in the air other than by land based aviation. Thus, since Halsey believed his flanks were secured and there was such a valuable target in front of him, he moved in for the kill.It was the correct decision to make based on the information he had available. Unfortunately, he did not know that Ozawa's fleet was a decoy, nor did he know that they were effectively out of action due to a lack of carrier pilots. Even more unfortunately, he did not know that the San Bernadino Strait was unguarded.So, in short, Halsey is not the man to blame for the San Bernadino Strait being unguarded, and he made the right decision based on the information available.
>>43382929What is that face from, anyway?Not the cat, but the one it's mixed with. That 'prepare your lower abdomen' meme thing.
>>43382993There weren't any real carriers in that fleet though. All their fleet CVs had been sunk by then.
>>43383004>'prepare your lower abdomen'I can't stop giggling at that
>>43383004I'll be damned if I know, I just picked it up about a year ago
>>43383049There weren't any real carriers in Taffy Three either, but the IJN sure thought there were.
>>43383049There was CV, and CVL's in the fleet they just had no planes
>>43383049The Zuikaku was a fleet carrier. And there were three light carriers as well. Besides, being able to determine if it's a fleet carrier or not is not a realistic expectation. It's a flat top, it's dangerous.
>>43383004Mech engineer quest.It's a classic that never came anywhere close to finishing, and still my favorite quest.And it's "center torso rear," friend.
>>43383049One CV, 3 CVLs, whatever escort they had left
>>43382955He better get us a mobile phone. Hell, he better get us ALL phones so we have a way of contacting each other.
>>43382993Halsey WAS IN COMMAND of 3rd Fleet. He only went north because he thought Kurita had turned around after the airstrikes that sank the Musashi.He was pretty wrong.
>>43383004This one? Mech Engineer Quest, in which we designed a god-tier light mech that incorporated technological innovation (like half-size ammo hoppers) and creature comforts (like hot showers and a kitchenette) on a shoestring budget. The jumpjets screamed loud enough to burst eardrums, we had the maximum-possible movement profile (ie sanic), with more dakka than comparably-fast mechs.Prepare your Center Torso (Rear)
>>43383049Zuikaku was. The last of the Pearl carriers. You know, the ones Halsey swore vengeance against when Enterprise sailed in on December 8th.
>>43383136To be fair, Kurita thought real hard about turning around. Really the only reason he didn't was that he couldn't come back empty-handed.
>>43383142What was its movement profile anyways? 7/11?>with more dakka than comparably-fast mechs.It was like an SRM-6 and some medium lasers and machine guns. Good, but by no means incredible.
>>43383142REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEI wonder how facing a team of those in the mechwarrior coliseum would be like.
>>43383136I flipped around the fleets, whoops.And they did turn around. Then they turned back.
>>433832017/11, yeah. I believe we went with two Medium Lasers and two SRM-4s, which is comparable to a Jenner's 7/11, 4x MdLas and 1x SRM-4. The big thing was that we did it on a shoestring budget with whatever parts we could get our hands on,
>>43383232Yeah, it's nice but...To me, the quest wasn't about the design. It was more about the near-autistic participation of everyone involved. Those ms paint diagrams were a thing of beauty.fuck I miss the stupid thing.
>>43382794You decide that considering this guy was an Admiral, you should at least show him the proper amount of respect as a ship under his command. Honestly, he couldn't be any worse than Halsey, right? You take a deep breath and walk calmly in. You honestly didn't know what to expect, but you were still somewhat surprised to see a rather older man sitting behind the desk, with a thick, white beard and hair almost blending in with his white uniform. He seems to be busy with some kind of paperwork, and doesn't even seem to realize you've come in."Sir." Portland coughs loudly to get his attention. "The new arrivals are here, as requested.""Ah yes, yes! Of course!" The Admiral's head snaps up faster than a sailor hearing the words 'shore leave'. "Hoel, Johnston, Heerman, it's wonderful to see you join the fold!""Sir!" You and your sisters snap straight and salute, no doubt much to Portland's surprise. "Taffy Three reporting for duty!""At ease." The Admiral smiles. "Sweet Pea, that's all for now. You're dismissed." "Yes sir!" Portland snaps a salute and then quickly reverses out of the room.Huh, she didn't even protest the Admiral calling her by that nickname like before. Interesting..."Now, I'm sure you three have all sorts of questions." The Admiral smiles warmly. "While we wait for your orientation crew to arrive, you can ask me anything.">Give it to us straight. How long were we out?>What were those things we fought?>How many more us are there?>Other
>>43383274>>43383232I didn't even participate directly in the quest and I miss it. It was awesome to read.
>>43382993Halsey COMMANDED the 3rd Fleet, and his dismissal of Kurita in favor of Ozawa was a classic air admiral's bias that an aircraft carrier always posed a greater threat than a battleship.Halsey sailed north knowing that Kinkaid possessed more than a carrier task group worth of airpower (18 CVEs roughly equal about 6 fleet carriers) and a force of heavy ships as well.Unfortunately Halsey's decision to take ALL his ships north (as opposed to leaving TF34 guarding the straight) never made it through to either Kinkaid or Nimitz, so Kinkaid sent all his heavy ships south to rape Nishimura and never thought to screen his north. And because MacArthur paranoid of the Navy plotting behind his back forbid Kinkaid and Halsey from messaging each other directly, Kinkaid only recieved the message that ALL of Halsey's ships had left early morning on the 25th...just as frantic messages started flooding in from Taffy 3.
>>43383281>>Give it to us straight. How long were we out?
>>43383281>>Give it to us straight. How long were we out?>>What were those things we fought?
>>43383281>Give it to us straight. How long were we out?
>>43383281>>Give it to us straight. How long were we out?>General Revil"ABYSSAL FLEET IS EXHAUSTED!"
>>43383281>What were those things we fought?
>>43383281>Give it to us straight. How long were we out?REMOVE FEDDIE REMOVE FEDDIEOPERATION BRITISH BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
>>43383281>>Give it to us straight. How long were we out?>>43383274>It was more about the near-autistic participation of everyone involved.Same. Those MS paint diagrams, all those ideas and the drawfagging, it was a real community thing.
>>43383281>>Other>Is Sweat Pea after your dick, sir?
>>43383335>REMOVE FEDDIE REMOVE FEDDIEFedrat for life
>>43383335Get the fuck out, Zeke. You lost any hope of sympathy when you ruined the homeworld.
>>43383281>>How many more us are there?It's a good decision to be formal.
>>43383293Excuse me, I mixed my fleets around. For some reason I thought the Seventh Fleet was North Pacific.Seeing as the enemy had seemingly been turned back in the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, of course he dismissed Kurita. Kurita HAD turned back. He just doubled back yet again once night fell.With one arm of the pincer movement crushed, and Oldendorf's BBs more than capable of crushing the Southern Force, of course he went after Ozawa. Let's face it, if Ozawa's force DID have its planes, it was by far the more dangerous foe, even if Kurita's force was still quite obviously still sailing for the San Bernadino Strait.And yes, Halsey figured that the San Bernadino Strait was being covered by the Seventh fleet. Because of this communications failure, it wasn't.
>>43383374>>43383370DESCENDANTS OF ZEON POPULATED THE STARS AND CREATED THE MOONLIGHT BUTTERFLY
>>43383374They took out part of Australia. That right there had to have made the Earth like 20% more habitable.
>>43383293"Your conclusions were all wrong Ryan ... Halsey acted stupidly".
Here's a quick sketch of Hoel's signature homerun swing. I have to ask you tg, Have you heard the sound of metal cracking? I've heard it's a satisfying one.
>>43383529Ramius plsSpeaking of, we should've convinced Sean Connery to play Reville BEFORE LXG became a film...
>>43383553The look on that abyssal plane sells it.>Oh shit I've made a terrible mistAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKK--->startwinkling.webm
>>43383553Damn fine sound indeedSurpassed only by repeated wood crackling inna fire
>>43383553I almost feel bad for that destroyer.It's like hitting a retarded puppy.
>>43383553Based fuckin' Chibs
>>43383281"Give it to us straight, Admiral." You speak up. "How long were we out?""Well..." The Admiral sighs and gets up from his desk, pacing calmly to his office window. "You three were out for a very long time. Yes, you would like to know, but I suggest you brace yourself.""Yeah, come on, we've taken hits before." You boast."The three of you have been sunk for over eighty years." The Admiral says simply, his head turning ever so slightly to gauge your reaction.>Oh, okay.>Holy shit.>LOSING CONTROL OF THE SITUATION.>Other
>>43383602>>Holy shit.Is Superman still running!?
>>43383602>>Oh, okay.Yeah, didn't think we were getting out of that one.
>>43383602>>Oh, okay...........>Holy shit....................>LOSING CONTROL OF THE SITUATION.
>>43383602>Oh, okay.>crickets>Wait.>more crickets>SAY WHAAAAAAA?????
>>43383602>LOSING CONTROL OF THE SITUATION.>lost structural support at the knees>cry silently. >thousand yard stare
>>43383602>>Oh, okay."So, we've been dead a long time. Okay. So why did I come back as a little girl? And what the hell was the thing I hit a home run?"
>>43383602>>Oh, okay."So, we're bout as old as you look, then."
>>43383602>>Oh, okay.>>Holy shit.
>>43383602>Other: slow panic"Eighty years. Eighty years? Eighty years?!"
>>43383602>Cool, So when do we get drunk and fuck bitches?
>>43383602>Other...What happened to our crews?
>>433836022024, huh?>Holy shit.
>>43383602>Holy shit."Is Batman still Bruce Wayne?"
>>43383602>Oh, okay.This isn't even the weirdest thing that's happened, considering we have warm fleshy bits now.
>>43383652>suddenly, a whisper>reporting for duty, desu~
>>43383602>>Other"Is Halsey dead."
TOG Shipgirls when
>>43383602>>Oh, okay.I mean, we've got all these fleshy bits now. And we're talking to you. Hardly the strangest thing.
>>43383667Yeah, and we bleed blood....Our cut hand is healed, right?
>>43383652Man that would hit Hoel especially hard. Only 86 men survived her sinking including her skipper, like 253 died with her.
>>43383691Fuck TOGsO-I Shipgirl when?
>>43383652>>43383602supporting to ask this. Hoel would honestly want to know what happened. what happened to officer johnson who rang answered the comms? what happened to billy the cook who always made the tastiest hotdogs every sunday? what about old dug who kept my furnace working? did any of them survive?
too bad USS Hoel (DDG-13) has been retired on 1990s.... it would be a nice meme.
Actually, since Heerman survived till long after the war, all the way to 1982 when the Argentinians scrapped her, if this quest takes place sometime in the 2020s, she's only been sunk for 40 years or so, so she oughta know and be way more acclimated to the others...to an extent, she was Argentinian since the 50s.
>>43383825>she was Argentinian since the 50s.A fate worse than death.
>>43383850>>43383825>RAF laughter intensifies
>>43383850Gives her a sexy accent though, South American accents are the best
>>43383901Now I'm convinced that, when she was transferred to the Argentinians, Hoel's spirit was split in half. Her Argentinian side may still be asleep, tho.
>>43383929Heerman.Hoel sank at Samar.
>>43383602"Oh, okay." You nod. "I guess that makes sense.""Mhm." The Admiral nods. You notice a bit of a smile under his beard. "You don't seem to be too shaken up.""Yeah, well, I'm standing here in a human body, so that's one of the least strange things I've heard all day." You shrug, until a cold hand grips your heart. "What about our crews? Did they...?"The Admiral takes a deep breath. "I'm sorry to say, but given the amount of time that has passed, very few, if any, of your original crew are still alive. The ones that survived, anyways.""H-how bad was it?" Johnston stammers."Heerman, I believe you would know the answer." The Admiral says grimly.Both you and Johnston whip your heads around at your sister ship, who fidgets nervously. "What's he talking about, Heer?" You ask curiously. "You got sunk along with us, right?""Not... exactly..." Heerman bites her lip. "I survived the battle. Wasn't scrapped until 1982.">O-oh...>Why didn't you tell us?!>Other
>>43383929>hoelYou mean heerman?
>>43383953>Why didn't you tell us?!
>>43383953>>Why didn't you tell us?!
>>43383953>>Why didn't you tell us?!*Shyamalan Intensifies*
>>43383953>Why didn't you tell us?!OhNoYouDidn'tGirl>>43383954>>43383941Yeah I messed that up
>>43383953>O-oh...Hold it right there anons!She might have survivor's guilt because of this, both for surviving Samar, and the war in general!
>>43383953>Why didn't you tell us?!C'mon Heer. We ride together, we die together. What gives?
>>43384054BAD GIRLS BAD GIRLS WHATCHA GON DOWHATCHA GON DO WHEN WE DEPTHCHARGE YOU
I hope this doesn't make me a bad person, but I'm interested to see how Hoel reacts when she runs into a nigg- I mean black guy.
>>43384148She could always go for the "You are a credit to your race." route.
>>43384148Probably go for 'fair for its day' instead of outright racist.
>>43384166I was feeling more of Captain America vibe, no idea how to act, or treating them as the help out of habit.
>>43384166>>43384148>NIGGER IS CREDIT TO TEAMI'm sorry
>>43384148weren't there black people serviving in ships?
>>43383953"Why didn't you tell us?!" You hiss, grabbing your sister ship by the shoulders. "I... I... didn't want you to think I chickened out..." Heerman looks away, refusing to make eye contact with you. "I mean, you two got sunk and I managed to live? What kind of cruel irony is that?"Looking at your sister ship tearing up, you realize that maybe you overstepped your bounds a bit.>Suck it up. You lived. Deal with it.>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!>Other
>>43384210>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!
>>43384210>>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!
>>43384210>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!>Hugs are always an option
>>43384210>>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!Hug your sister
>>43384210>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!You think we're mad that you LIVED?!We died to save as many of our sisters as we could! You're proof we didn't fuck up!
>>43384210>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!Add a bear hug for good measure.
>>43384210Yeah, add a hug to: >>43384225
>>43384200Not on these ships.
>>43384210>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!>Now, tell me, how did we beat the Japs and which general did they elect as President?
>>43384210>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!Either you scared them Japs, or they're so terrible at shooting they can't even hit you at all!
>>43384210>>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!You're proof I wasn't fucking things up
>>43384210>>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!>So you gotta tell us, what happened back there? Did we stop em?
>>43384210>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!"We make a suicide charge against impossible odds and you just LIVE? You jackass.""...But uh, I'm glad you made it out. Jackass."
>>43384210>>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!>"I'm sure you proved yourself time and time again as part of the U.S. NAVY!"
>>43384210Add >>43384241 and >>43384283
>>43384200Desegration isn't a thing for 5 more years, but the y were cooks.>>43384148Also by now the military is nearly majority minority so it will be odd, also Filipino mafia will be here soon.
>>43384210>>"I'm sure you proved yourself time and time again as part of the U.S. NAVY!"
>>43384210>OtherHug her for fuck's sake.>Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!
>>43384298Filipino Mafia?You mean Ol' Gorio and Artemio Ricarte?
>>43384240Fucking this.As long as Heerman survived, that means Taffy 3 was not totally wiped out. A part of the team survived the dance with Japan's naval pride and lived to tell the world about it.
>>43384210>>43384283This.Kind of want to see her face trying to explain she is Argentinian now, and the U.S. Navy sold her like a hooker/ Also wasn't that the country a lot of Nazis fled to.
>>43384298If she calls one a buck I will laugh heartily My old Grandpa called them that, RIP
>>43384313The Navy is run by a secret Filipino conspiracy. It is how things get done.Also, when is she going to go to Newport News and get a full upgrade to modern standards, ships this old need a full upgrade since Pearl can't do it.
>>43384402>The Navy is run by a secret Filipino conspiracy. It is how things get done.He was being pretty Clear anon
>>43384364>secret Filipino conspiracyI am pinoy and what in the name of Darna is this
>>43384210"Shit, girl, I'm glad you made it out!" You say as you bear hug Heerman. "Means our sacrifices weren't in vain!""I know, it's so great to see our Heerman serving until the '80s!" Johnston squeals as she picks the both of you up in her own bear hug. "Well... the latter half of my service life wasn't anything to boast about." Heerman wheezes. "And can you please let me breathe?!"Both you and Johnston let go, and Heerman takes a deep breathe in. "So how bad was it?" You ask Heerman. "Not that bad, consider what we were up against." Heerman sighs. "Include the two of you, Sammy, Gambier Bay, and St. Lo went down.""...that's it?" You blink."Yeah. Shortly after that the Japs retreated." Heerman explains."Damn! I would've wanted to see that!" Johnston whines. "I KNOW!" You stamp your foot in frustration. "Did we really scare 'em off that bad?""You did, in fact." The Admiral says with a warm smile. "The Japanese weren't expecting such a vicious fight from a few destroyers, and were convinced American reinforcements were nearby.""Bad. Ass." You can't hide the stupid grin on your face."Yo, Admiral! I got those budgets you were asking about done and- HOLY SHIT!"You and your sisters turn to see a short, blonde girl, wearing a hooded jacket and holding a stack of papers in her arms. You've never actually seen this girl before in your life, but somewhere deep in side you recognize her clear as day.>Yo, Sam.>SAAAAMMMYYY!!!!!>Other
>>43384402>Navy is run by a secret Filipino conspiracyWhat's there to miss?
>>43384440>>SAAAAMMMYYY!!!!!BEST DESTROYER ESCORT
>>43384402This was more true in the 197X to 199X period, but because of how the US and Philipines had a political relationship, the easiest way into the US was via military service, and as we had a massive base in the Philipines (Subic Bay, its re-opening), we had a lot of philipino members who managed to join the Navy and gain rank and become the higher enlisted, leading to the 'philipino consparicy'.>>43384430Which part?
>>43384440>SAAAAMMMYYY!!!!!A Sammy B that does paperwork?It can't get anymore unrelated to KCQ at this point folks!
>>43384440I really want Taffy 3 to meet the Japs now.>SAAAAMMMYYY!!!!!
>>43384440>SAAAAMMMYYY!!!!!Wonder how Merc's version is gonna work.
>>43384440>SAAAAMMMYYY!!!!!Jesus Christ those legs
>>43384486Oh, that.Shit, I still remember Dekada 70 with that FILIPINOS IN THE US NAVY subplot.
>>43384500Less batshit insanity, by the looks of it
>>43384515More like that everything.
>>43384440>SAAAAMMMYYY!!!!!Those eyes tho'
>>43384576Julie is da best.
>>43384440"SAMMY YOU SON OF A BITCH!" You yell happily as you tackle hug the cheeky little destroyer escort, sending papers flying in all directions like confetti. "Took you losers long enough!" Sammy laughs. "Seriously, what the hell took you so long?!""Awww, so she really did miss us!" Johnston giggles as she gives Sam a vicious noogie."Better quit it or I'll beat your shittily armored sterns down!" Sam laughs as she tries to wriggle out of your grip."Girls, behave." The Admiral coughs, and something about his voice causes you all to instantly stand back at attention, with Sam quickly straightening out her jacket and bending down to gather up the papers."That will be quite all right, Sam." The Admiral smiles. "I can handle it. You need to show these three girls around the base. Get them familiarized with things.""Aye aye, sir!" Sam salutes and grins stupidly at you. "C'mon, then! There's so much you girls gotta see!">Lead the way.>Hold up, why the hell are you a pencil pusher?!>Other
>>43384746>>Lead the way.
>>43384746>Hold up, why the hell are you a pencil pusher?!
>>43384746>>Hold up, why the hell are you a pencil pusher?!
>>43384746>>Hold up, why the hell are you a pencil pusher?!>So Portland is into younger guys?
>>43384746>>Hold up, why the hell are you a pencil pusher?!Who is her basis? I'm not having any names come to mind like the others.
>>43384746>Hold up, why the hell are you a pencil pusher?!>Still a trash-talkin', give-no-fucks DEI expected nothing less.
>>43384746Get out of earshot of the Admiral, THEN ask: >Hold up, why the hell are you a pencil pusher?!
>>43384746>Lead the way.Where's the mess hall? They got...candy, in there?
So, how long before we get more capital ships?
>>43384746"Hold up." You narrow you eyes after you exit the Admiral's office and are well out of earshot. "You're one of the roughest, toughest little ships I know! Why the hell are you a pencil pusher?!""Ah, well, one thing led to another, and I ended up filling the role of the Admiral's secretary." Sam shrugs and points to her legs. "Besides, fun as it is, these damn little screws of mine can't quite keep up with the rest of the girls.""Sounds rough." Heerman frowns."Aw no, being the the secretary gets you all kinds of perks!" Sam smiles maliciously. "I am practically the Admiral's mouthpiece, so I essentially have free reign over this entire fucking base, as long as I get the signatures just right...""You FORGE orders?" You gasp, slightly impressed."Ah, nothing important like that!" Sam shakes her head. "I'm kinda like the base's fixer, ya know? You need something, I can pull the strings to get it for ya! Big macs, bootleg Chinese DVDs, porn, the works! For a price, of course.""How about a night of passionate love?" Johnston asks playfully."Depends which way your flag blows." Sam chuckles darkly. "O-oh." Johnston's face reddens, not expecting an actual answer.>C'mon, you don't even miss the open seas at least onc?>Somehow you seem more terrifying than ever.>Other
>>43384991>>Somehow you seem more terrifying than ever.
>>43384991>"I'll take you up on your offer."
>>43384991>C'mon, you don't even miss the open seas at least onc?
>>43384991>>Sammy, never change.
>>43384991>>C'mon, you don't even miss the open seas at least onc?
>>43384991>OtherCommence Night Battle Exercises.Speed doesn't mean shite if they can't see you coming.
>>43384991>Somehow you seem more terrifying than ever.
>>43384991"How about I take you up on that offer?"
>>43384991>>Somehow you seem more terrifying than ever."....can you get me a GOOD hotdog for starter?"
>>43384991>>Somehow you seem more terrifying than ever.The guy who can get or deny you supply is the most terrifying one on base.
>>43384991>>Somehow you seem more terrifying than ever.Didn't recongize her with that smirk... or as a Destroyer.
>>43385097Destroyer escort. Important difference.
>>43384991>Somehow you seem more terrifying than ever.Okay, this is an equally terrifying image of sammy, alright.
>>43384991>C'mon, you don't even miss the open seas at least once?
>>43384991"I'll take you up on your offer." You smirk."You cheeky bitch!" Sam laughs as she punches you in the shoulder. "In all seriousness, you got a need, I'm there to fill it! Simple as that!""Somehow, Sam, you seem more terrifying then ever." You pat her on the head. "You really have this whole base at your beck and call?""I'll prove it to ya! Just wait till dinnertime!" Sam laughs. "Anyways, we still got work to do. So many places to see, so little time!">Give us some history.>Armory>Research Lab>Hangouts>Docks>Other
>>43385221>>Give us some history.
>>43385221>Give us some history.
>>43385221>HistoryEighty years to catch up on!
>>43385221>History lessonY'all guys think one of those supply ships and sub tenders came back as well?
>>43385221>>Armory>>Research LabI'm picking the x-com options.Also twofer please.
>>43385259Hopefully at least one of them we can keep around on Base or in the field to act as a medic.
>>43385221>Give us some H(istory)
>>43383553Very nice!>>43384440I'm in awe of Chibs and Pixel's work tonight.>>43385221>Give us some history
>>43385305USS Dixie as murican momboatUSS Vulcan as murican nee-san
>>43385333I NEED THIS
>>43385333>USS Dixie as southern murican momboatftfy
>>43385399fresh sweet potato pie every day
>>43385399>>43385389>tfw USS Dixie gets to watch Smokey and the Bandit on her returnhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAhFtSc70BA>Captcha is trucksfitting
>>43385221"I think a history lesson is in order." You say. "Where's the best place we can learn that shit?""Ah, well, there's plenty of study aids and this cool as shit thing called the internet to help you out with that." Sam says happily. "But for current events, well, I know just the guy to talk to!"With that, Sam trots happily down the hall at a rather brisk pace. Along the way, you note how most of the base staff seem to part way in front of her in respect. For a few others, she reaches into her seemingly endless pockets and tosses a few unmarked packages to other staff as she passes by. "There's a bunch of things that are hard to come by these days. Not easy to ship things by sea with Abyssals about." Sam explains. "Anyways, here we are!" Sam then leads you into a dimly lit room that sort of resembled a classroom or briefing room, with rows of desks lined up. At the head of the room, you see a man in a Captain's uniform."Yo, Cap!" Sam salutes casually. "Got the new arrivals in!""I see." The dark haired Captain turns to you and nods respectfully. "Captain Takeuchi. I serve as a liaison between shipgirls and conventional naval forces. Please take a seat."The four of you take a seat up at the front, and once you do, The Captain picks up a remote and clicks it, starting a video on the projection screen in front of you. "Now, I'm sure you all have a lot of questions." He says. "So we'll start off slow...">What are Abyssals?>What are shipgirls?>Other
>>43385466>What are Abyssals?Can I eat them? Put them on the barbie maybe?
>>43385466>>What are Abyssals?Let's get to the meat and potatoes.
>>43385466>What are Abyssals?
>>43385466>>What are Abyssals?
>>43385466>What are shipgirls?
>>43385466"Slow is for hulking Battleships, lay it on us!!">>What are Abyssals?
>>43385466>TakeuchiJAP JAP JAP JAP JAP JAP
>Just got caught up>Sammy B is in this quest tooWell that tears it, then. Who's gonna be the fool writefag who will do a writeup over the two Sammy B's meeting each other and swapping for a day?
>>43385533Surprised we haven't called him a dirty Nip yet
>>43385545Considering all the weird shit that happened to us in the past 24 hours, that is the least of our concerns.
>>43385545Sammy's okay with him, so maybe he's only a little bit dirty.
>>43385466>>What are Abyssals?And why are we fighting them/called up for.
>>43385540>KCQ!Sammy switches places with PS!Sammy>Willie no longer has to worry about getting graped. Desdiv six get a surprisingly high amount of cowboy paraphernalia. Hate gets more AR lowers.>KCQ!Sammy steals hoel's bat, proceeds to wreck abyssal shit.
>>43385595>Hate gets more AR lowers.SAMMY YOU FOOLYOU DON'T JUST GIVE A BORED MARINE WITH A CRAZY IDEA MORE THINGS TO ACCOMPLISH THAT IDEAYOU'RE PUMPING PURE OXYGEN INTO A GREASE FIRE
>>43385714Dude.You clearly underestimate the role of acquisition specialists in the Marines.
>>43385714Operator Chan?Where did this come from?
>>43385714>A BORED MARINEThat marine had better not be fucking bored. There was an assassination attempt on a rear admiral on his watch, on his base, when his very clear orders (which he used to justify getting out of doing anything else around the base) were for force protection, the defense of DoD personnel and assets.You think the CNO will care that he didn't have the full platoon he requested, when he was off in his personal workshop working on misappropriated AR lowers while the base is crawling with contractors of questionable background?
>>43385466"Waitaminute." You narrow your eyes. "Isn't Takeuchi a Jap name?""I'm assure you, I'm just as American as you." Takeuchi sighs, apparently used this question. "I'm ethnically Japanese, but I was born and raised in the United States. In fact, my grandfather fought in the 442nd.""He's legit, trust me." Sam vouches."Fine fine." You grumble, not wanting to waste any more time. "Then just give us the lowdown on the Abyssals.""All right." The Captain hits the remote, showing an image of one of those giant black fish things you fought earlier. "This is an Abyssal in its base form. In all honestly, we don't really what they are or where they came from. What we do know is that they are hostile to human life.""You must have some ideas at least." Heerman says."Honestly, there are many." The Captain sighs. "Some say they're supernatural beings, the ghosts of long sunk ships seeking revenge. Others say they're an extraterrestrial race that landed here at some point. And there are a few who say that they're an ancient species that had lain dormant under the ocean for who knows how long. What is not debatable is that they are a hostile force seeking the destruction of the human race."The Captain hits another button, showing a different image. This time showing lots of grey ships similar to the ones you've seen in the bay outside."This is the first recorded surface action against the Abyssal threat. You see, two years ago, in 2018, there were reports filtering in all over the world about monster attacks, and civilian shipping going missing. Once it was determined that the Abyssals were behind it, well, the Chinese navy assembled in the South China Sea towards a large concentration of them, intending to force a major battle."(cont)
>>43385832"Let me guess, it didn't go well." You predict."Wait, the Chinese have a navy now?" Johnston blinks."Well, HAD a navy." The Captain shakes his head, confirming your fears and he plays the video. "This was taken by a Global Hawk we had observing the battle."You watch the video as the Chinese ships close with what looks to be a large oil spill, until you realize that the black mass was actually hundreds, maybe even thousands of those Abyssal fish things. Then you see flashes of light as rockets stream out of the ships, flying to the mass and dropping down, ripping through them with explosions and fire. However, it seemed to be as effective as throwing a rock in a pond as the mass kept getting closer. Suddenly, larger rockets fall directly from the sky, landing into the swarm, again tearing into it. However, it's not enough, and the Abyssals keep coming."Now, what you're seeing here is the Chinese attemping to use antiship missiles against the Abyssal destroyers." The Captain explains. "However, these missiles were designed to hit ships of equivalent or larger size, not roughly human sized targets, and even assuming perfect accuracy, they didn't have nearly enough to destroy all of the Abyssals.""But the planes and guns seem to be doing a good job against them." Heerman points out."They do, but the Chinese made a critical mistake." The Captain continues. "See how you can see so many ships in on the screen? That packed too tightly together, so they can't maneuver and they're blocking each others' line of sight, preventing maximum coverage for their guns.""Why would they do that?" You frown.(cont)
>>43385846"Well, at the time, China's navy was relatively new, and they were eager to flex their muscle. They were going out expecting an easy victory, and wanted everybody to see. They let their pride take priority over proper tactics, and well..."At this point, you see the swarm reach the first of the Chinese ships, a few frigates and small boats. They're either torn apart by mass cannon fire, or sink as the Abyssal destroyers leap onto the deck, flopping around and attacking the crew or literally tearing chunks out of the hull as if it was paper. "And you can imagine what happened next." The Captain says as he turns off the video and checks his watch. "I'm sorry, we're running low on time, so I can give one more lecture before we have to end things for today.">So what happened after that?>Can you tell us more about shipgirls?>Other
>>43385856>Can you tell us more about shipgirls?
>>43385856>>Can you tell us more about shipgirls?
>>43385832>Kantai Kessen>In the year of our Lord 2018China pls>>43385856>Can you tell us more about shipgirls?Ignore lameass chinese, acquire kanmusu knowledge
>>43385856>>Can you tell us more about shipgirls?"So... where do we fit in this picture?"
>>43385832>In all honestly>Honestly, there are many.come on man
>>43385856>>Other"How many of us shipgirls are out there right now? How many of us have come back?"
>>43385880>inb4 IOWA NEVER>inb4 SWAYBACK NEVERfeels bad man
>>43385887>inb4 ALABAMA NEVER>inb4 STACKED TWINS NEVER>inb4 MISSOURI/NEW JERSEY/WISCONSIN NEVER>inb4 INDIANAPOLIS NEVERLet's increase that despair a bit
Do you think we'll meet a cute boy that doesn't know we're a shipgirl and form a crush on us like in those Magical Girl shows where the girl has to keep her secret identity a secret?
>>43385947Unlikely. We're in the military and surrounded by Navy and Marine personnel. Unless the guy is just that much of a dumbass.
>>43385945I can handle the NO SHIPS list just fine, but you just had to add THAT ABOMINATION OF AN MG...>>43385947Needs super-dense tier dude for that to work.
>>43385947>implying it wont be a handsome shipboy ladykiller that we'll swoon over>He's a Italian shipboy
>>43385856"Can you tell us more about shipgirls, then?" You ask. "What exactly ARE we?""That... I can't really give you a definitive answer, either." The Captain shakes his head. "Like the Abyssals, your origins are a complete mystery to us. Physically, you're human in every way, yet for some reason you have the ability to summon and use Rigs. You also appear to have an instinctive urge to battle Abyssals, which suggests that you're natural enemies.""So, did we appear at the same time as the Abyssals, then?" You ask."No, not right away." The Captain shakes his head. "After the Chinese Navy's defeat, nations around the world recalled their navies to protect their own shores. The US Navy made the call to abandon its remote island bases and withdrew either back to major bases in Japan and the United States. The Abyssal threat grew and as they attacked shores and islands all over the world, they massed to attack Pearl Harbor.""And obviously it didn't work." You note."Obviously." The Captain confirms. "Just as the Abyssal fleet began its attack, several shipgirls appeared out of nowhere and helped turned the tide."(cont)
>>43386030You then see a video of a quartet of battleships from a sky eye view. They were too small to make out exactly who they were, but there definitely much older pattern BBs. You watch as they literally wade through the Abyssal tide, guns blazing and slaughtering everything that crossed their paths. The regular ships didn't seem to be firing, either because they didn't want to risk hitting their saviors or were simply in awe."Since then, more shipgirls had been appearing all over the world." The Captain notes. "All types of ships and nationalities. The only consistent factor among all of them are that they were ships that were active during World War II. Don't even ask me why, because we don't know, either.""...Huh." You frown."Anyways, I deeply apologize, but there are other matters I need to take care of." The Captain nods his head politely to you. "I will make sure the proper research materials will be distributed to you." With that, Captain Takeuchi shuffles out of the room, leaving you with just your sisters and Sam again.>Armory>Labs>Hangout>Other
>>43386038>>ArmoryLet's see if there's any wood polish for our bat.
>>43386038>LabsLet's make this an XCOM affair.
>>43386038>>Other>>KitchenCMON GIRLS, WE GOT A KITCHEN TO BE LOOT!
>>43386038>>LabsLet's go spend some fun time with the eggheads that make modern warfare possible!
>>43385947The only way for that to happen is if we were to go the full Magical Girl route with all of its cliches, and themes.
>>43385947>>43386084>fall in love with a handsome captain>only seen as a shipgirl>disguise self and run into him on shore leave>try to keep identity secret>climax have to reveal self to save captain
>>43386084Plz no, that crap was among the things that was bad about Strike Witches.
Place your bets! You think we gonna be lesbian or straight? Maybe just be incredibly sisterly towards everybody?
>>43386132Ships are designed to carry seamen.
>>43386132straight but will have exploitable moment/scenes with other girls.See: Red and Raikov.
>>43386132Sisterly>inb4 we act as an older sister to some boy/girl who lost their parents to Abyssals (and they don't know or understand we're a ship girl)
>>43386132I don't care either way so long as there is a brief period were we learn how all the bits and bibs work and go exploring before deciding >>43386139But the Navy is real gay yo
>>43386148>But the Navy is real gay yoThey are all designed to carry seamenhttp://terminallance.com/2015/10/13/terminal-lance-happy-240th-birthday-navy/
>>43386132We gotta figure out why we have torpedo tubes on our chest before that.
>>43386132considering we already talked about hitting on cute girls in the first thread, then said we're gonna take sammy up on her offer...
>>43386159If ye want to quote TL, post the comic too.
>>43386132you know how real manly brotherhood gets so painfully close to being gay, but never crosses the line?That, but with females.
>>43386038"So I assume you got some sort of lab or place you do all your sciency shit, then." You say so Sam. "Can we take a look?""Of course!" Sam nods. "You'll probably be dropping by there eventually anyways. The Doctor just LOVES getting her specimens, you know!""Specimens?" Johnston blinks curiously."You know, dead Abyssals." Sam explains. "She likes it if you bring 'em back for her to study. The more intact the better. Has this weird creepy obsession with it, actually." "Really now." You frown.Sam then leads you to a very nondescript looking building. It was squat and grey with zero windows and surrounded by many, MANY guards. Sam leads the way in, her mere presence being more than enough security clearance to get you through multiple security checkpoints and gates."And here is where the magic happens!" Sam motions around. "This is special, since regular folk ain't allowed in here. Shipgirl privilege!" You look around and see that everything is a sterile white. Men and women in labcoats and reflective goggles shuffle about, doing whatever it is they do. However, the biggest draw is the dozens and dozens of tanks of dead Abyssals, floating in some kind preservative. However, before you get the chance to examine them closer, you hear a disapproving voice speak up."Samuel! What have I told you about bringing visitors in here without notifying me?" A woman scientist chides."Come on, don't call me thaaaaaat." Sam whines. "I will if you will not follow proper lab procedures!" The scientist tuts and turns to you. "My apologies. Dr. Vahlen, chief scientist for the Abyssal Research Facility. I hope you are suitably impressed with our facilities?">Pretty cool.>Pretty creepy.>What exactly do you do?>Other
>>43386177Gomez has it wrong.There are a lot of gay women in the navy.
>>43386189>What exactly do you do?
>>43386189>Pretty creepy.I should've expected this by now.
>>43386189>>Pretty cool.>>43386193And at Westpoint apparently
>>43386189>>What exactly do you do?>>43386146Not exactly sure if we're that responsible to be a sister figure to a non-shipgirl.
>>43386189>>What exactly do you do?
>>43386189>>Pretty creepy.Good to see Vahlen is still frighteningly good at her job. If Shen's around, too, could we maybe see about upgrading our 5-inchers into railguns somewhere down the line?
>>43386189>Other"What can ya tell us about them, doc? They got any weaknesses we can exploit, like a weak magazine cover or a fracture in the armor belt?"
>>43386189KRAUT KRAUT KRAUT KR- wait, what the fuck is Vahlen again?
>>43386189>Pretty creepy.>>43386288Kraut scientist.
>>43386288Her accent wavered between British and German, weighed more on the German side of things.
Wait, isn't Vahlen is Cole's sister on CIMQ?
>>43386288I forgot she was a fucking hun
>>43386311Kinda, sorta, it's complicated, but short answer: Yes.Long answer, Vahlen's dad took her genetic material, made 6 braindead clones of her, tested a bunch of genemods, one 'woke up', and Cole was 'born'.
>>43386311Technically, Cole's a modified clone of Vahlen. So will people be mentioning on how similar Hoel looks to her?
>>43386335Yeah, i remember that bit.So i take she also appear on VT quest, seeing how people calls her 'Krauts"? I don;t recall anyone call her 'krauts' on CIMQ.
>>43386355Not yet.And kraut was a WW2 term for Germans. We don't call them that today.
>>43386355No, she's a German scientist from XCOM.
>>43386189"It's pretty creepy." You say, eyeing all of the storage tanks warily. "Feels like I'm being watched all the time.""Don't be silly, it's just all of the surveillance cameras we installed." Vahlen says with a smile. "So, erm, what exactly do you do here?" You ask. "Ah, well," Vahlen's expression lights up. You kinda get the impression she likes to exposit her findings to others. "we here study the various strains of Abyssals to find weaknesses as well as gauge their capabilities. We've found so many amazing things about these creatures! Do you know that they have a specialized digestive system that breaks down whatever they eat into an easy to transport, resource rich paste? And that they can convert almost any known material into this paste? The presumably use this paste to reproduce or manufacture new Abyssals. They can even recycle their own corpses! Rather ingenious creatures!"You could almost swear Vahlen's eyes were sparkling at the marvel of nature or engineering or whatever the fuck Abyssals happened to be. "Anyways, you must leave immediately." Vahlen tuts. "The most recent patrol just brought in a new train of Abyssal we much dissect right away! Now shoo!" Vahlen shoos all of you away as you see a black, bloody mass being carted in on a large gurney. You can almost swear you see human limbs and maybe even a face before the security door slams shut.Yeah... you're not sure if you want to hang around the lab too often.>Armory>Hangout>Other
>>43386369>We don't call them that today.You don't call them that today.
>>43386378>>ArmoryLets see and learn the tool of Modern Warfare.
>>43386378>>ArmoryTime to add a notch to our bat for that Nat 20.
>>43386378>ArmoryThe big guns. Embarrassing story about Sammy trying battleship guns when?
>>43386339Maybe, maybe not. It'd be more interesting to see if there's a faerie of Vahlen's grandfather running around in Hoell's innards>>43386378>>ArmoryGuns 'n stuff!
>>43386378>Hangout>>43386390Get out of here Shepherd, you still owe us for Roach and Ghost.
>>43386408I got an eyeful of knife and you still complaining?
>>43386435>tfw the sequels would've been avoided if Shepherd didn't hold a grudgeOld generals, man.
>>43386435They had to kill off the best character.....
So how long before we see a shipgirl playing banjos to fight off abyssals?
>>43386569https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85mDyWCgHy0 something something something, m'urica
>>43386378Your next stop is the Armory, which actually isn't too far from the labs. As opposed to the pristine, impossibly clean laboratories, the workshops in the Armory were dark, dirty, noisy, and constantly in motion. On the main floor, you could see dozens of Rigs suspended from the ceiling on chains as a combination of human and faerie workers set about disassembling or reassembling them for maintenance and repairs. It was... quite an odd sight. You pass by a sign saying "MIND THE FAERIES", and hear a angry little squeaking sound when you realize you nearly stepped on one of the little buggers."Oh, sorry little guy." You apologize.The mechanic fairy just huffs and shuffles off, off to do whatever she had set out to do."Ah, it's not often we get visitors." You hear an old and warm voice greet you, and you turn to see a rather older man with glasses, clearly of Asian descent. "Dr. Shen, Chief Rig Engineer at your service." The head mechanic introduces himself. "As you can see, it's my duty to make sure that your Rigs are kept properly maintained and repaired when they receive damage.""With some help!" Johnston giggles as a little knot of faeries carrying a box of rivets shuffles past."Honestly, I wouldn't even trust these things near a microwave, much less this complicated machinery." Shen sighs. "But I must concede that these little things know how the Rigs far better than any human engineer, me included.""Aw, how can you hate these little guys?" Johnston cooes."They may be efficient, but they're very fickle creatures." Shen shakes his head. "Ah yes, and Hoel, was it?"(cont)
>>43386611"That's right." You nod. "Would you mind if I take a look at your bat?" He asks. "Not to mention, to summon your Rig so we can store it here for maintenance.""Sure." You nod as your Rig pops into existence. Almost immediately, faeries swarm around you as they decouple the mechanical armor and hook it up to a crane for transport. You pull out your bat from the Rig. "Why do you need it?""I am just a little curious." Shen smiles as he gently takes the bat. "You see, this bat looks, and feels like it is made of wood. Yet, when you hit that Abyssal with it, the bat didn't seem to be damaged at all. A regular wooden bat would have splintered into pieces with an impact like that. This seems to support my theory that shipgirls can 'fortify' items from the Rig, to be far more durable and physical possible.""So what are you going to do with it?" You raise an eyebrow suspiciously."I would ask that you let me borrow for study." Dr. Shen requests. "It may help better our understanding of material sciences and how to further improve our Rigs.">Sure, go ahead.>Sorry, but I prefer to keep it with me.>Other
>>43386624>Sure, go ahead.But something awesome better come from this.
>>43386624>>Sure, go ahead.
>>43386624>>Sure, go ahead.>>43386634Baseball bat, with a reinforced core, and nails!
>>43386624>>Sure, go ahead.Yay, Shen's here too!And besides, it'd be good of us to get some practice with our guns and torps.
>>43386624>"So long as I get first dibs, it's all yours."
>>43386624>Sure, go ahead.
>>43386624>Sure, go ahead.VLS soon?
>>43386624>>Sorry, but I prefer to keep it with me.
>>43386624"Sure, go ahead." You nod. "But I expect to get dibs on anything you find.""Deal." Dr. Shen nods. "I will try to keep it as intact as possible.""You better." You warn. "Well, that's pretty much it for today." Sam smiles. "So, how about we grab something to eat?""Sure, where do we go?" You ask, you stomach growling."Heh, we got our own little restaurant on base run by shipgirls for shipgirls!" Sam grins widely. "And thanks to yours truly, it's always stocked with the best shit!""Sounds like a plan." You nod. "Johnston? Heer? Any complaints."I'm really hungry, too!" Johnston says in agreement."No harm in it." Heerman shrugs. The four of you head to a small, homely little building, with a simple, crudely painted sign, but it's too dim now to really make out what it says. Sam eagerly leads you inside, and you immediately get this cozy feeling. It's no diner or anything. It feels very folksy, like a country cottage or something like that."Aw damn, it looks like she's out." Sam groans. "Looks like we're gonna have to wait for her to come back and... aw nuts.""What's wrong?" You ask."The resident party pooper is here." Sam sighs and points to the bar, where you see an older, dark haired cruiser slumped over, the stench of alcohol wafting over to your nose, even from this distance."Fuck you too, Shammy." San Francisco slurs as she downs another shot of whiskey.>And that's it for tonight! Unfortunately, a combination of tests and Blizzcon next week means I may not be able to run Kancolle and Vertical Tanks as normal, through I'll try to run a makeup thread for Kancolle on Sunday night if that happens!>However, Vertical tanks is still happening this Saturday, so don't miss it!
>>43386777Thanks for the run, boss!
>>43386777Thanks for running boss, damn I though that silhouette was the battleship.
>>43386777Thanks for running, Merc!
>>43386777Now to try to remember who that is based on.Surprised you're not taking Holloween off.>>43386811Same here
>>43386777Thanks chief. See you next time.
>>43386777In the meantime.
>>43386777>San Francisco>blue on blued Atalanta>killed Admiral ScottYeah, night battles at Guadalcanal were a bitch.
>>43386912to be fair, Atlanta was pretty much in fucking spitting distance of the IJN, she would've got fucked either way. This is the life of a picket ship.
>>43386777Is that Alice or Rin?
>>43386185So like Girls und Panzer quest.
>>43387439Not sure, looks like someone new.