You shake your head and beckon Hamp out of the conference room quietly. With your bodyguard in tow you slip through the building as fast as possible, not bothering to make an excuse to Shoukaku and the rest - not *daring* to look Shoukaku in the eye. They all heard when Arizona put her fist through the plaster and Shoukaku isn't stupid. She doesn't miss much, and she'd notice the guilt in your eyes right away. It's time to cut your losses and run like with your tail between your legs - before you fuck things up worse. Afore long you're slinking into your office. Hamp pushes a few unpacked boxes in one corner together and promply reclines on them, somehow managing to look comfortable as he sips his damned Starbucks sideways. Naka's sitting at your desk, face turned down to her paperwork. She doesn't seem to notice your entry till you're pulling out the guest chair to sit down across from her. She looks up - - and you twitch, arresting the urge to spring to your feet again. Naka's youthful face is pale and drawn, faint dark circles of exhaustion showing through the makeup - but it's her eyes that stop your heart for a beat; so distant that their usual depths seem a mere crevasse now, yawning and empty. She blinks, focusing on you - and then she's back. Tired, weak - but back. “... Admiral?”“.. eh?”She forces a smile onto her face and holds it there, just for you. “You look like you've seen a ghost.” You force a chuckle of your own out. “You must be tired if you're handing me lines like that.” Her smile warms a little. “Just charitable.” “What've you got there?”
Something about debts apid.
“The paperwork you requested.” She slides a manilla folder over to you - a bunch of filled-out forms, requisition requests on top, and the veritable ream of additional requests needed to get anything out of the chairfarce - they're remarkably tight-fisted bastards, even for the American military, and they frown on people making work for them as hard as anyone else. “The hell do you need cargo parachutes for?” “Redundancy,” you say. “Use your words, Admiral.” “You know why me and my girls flew here in a C-5?”“To bring Hate's ego in one trip?” You chuff. “No other cargo, actually. It was insurance - if the shipgirls started sliding down the ship/girl spectrum in flight, the C-5 had a lot more wiggle room before the extra weight put us in the drink.”“... so you're air-dropping shipgirls? I thought they shot that down months-”You grin, shaking your head and holding up pinched thumb and forefinger. “Baby steps, hun. Baby steps.” Hamp sits up in the corner suddenly, turning his head like a bird dog that just heard quacks. “... Hamp?” Naka asks.“Did you hear that?”“What?”“Skipper dodging the fucking elephant in the-”“YOUSONFOABITCH-” you snap, but the damage is done - Naka's eyes are back to their usual glittering intelligence and they're boring into you. “What. Did you do,” she says flatly.
I am now here, and testing something. Cause drunk me is curious
You lean on your desk with one arm, sitting sideways to avoid looking at her directly. “I had a talk with Arizona-”“-and took her to task for giving me what I deserved-” “-no.”Silence. “... do I have to buy a vowel, or are you going to tell me?” “You haven't guessed it?” “That *was* my guess.” You heave a hearty sigh, turning over six variations of 'it's your goddamn fault for pointing it out' and discarding them as the exact wrong thing to say to this girl, especially THIS girl. “I... broached a delicate subject.” Naka blinks - you imagine her bollio buns turning in time with her internal gears. Which she might actually have, even - strange thought. “Settle, did you broach the topic or capital-letters BROACH it?” she says seriously.It takes you a second to process the reference. “Uhm.”“Good,” she says firmly. “Because she's wound tighter than any bunker I ever saw. At this rate you'll get your license?”“License to ladykill?”“To own and operate your balls.”You squint at her, irked despite the welcome chance to sidetrack into banter for a few seconds. “Kid, I was digging my balls out of the rough before you were reborn.” “You sure you didn't drop them in the sand trap?” she grins. “My first deployment was in South East Asia, so no. It was definitely in the rough.” “Jungles? Me Tarzan, you Jane?” You shake your head. “More Old Testament.” “You ordered the earth to open up and swallow the Marines competing for the pussy in port?” “Let's just say that in a south-east Asian liberty port, the experience is biblical, but the burning bushes look a mite different.” Naka spent a war in Southeast Asia herself - her expression sours with a kind of impressed disgust. “*Admiral!*”You grin brilliantly. “Scandalized?” “Hardly. You can't outbantz the bollios.” She leans forward, face serious again. “How did she take it?”
>>44679071Oh God, what are you doing?
Hamp makes a long, low whistle in the corner that terminates in a “kerchewwwaaarrrr” sound. You bite your lower lip, eyes rolling upwards to seek God's patience as he drags out the sound effects, complete with a power slide over a cliff that overlooks an active volcanic caldera, from what you can tell. Naka pays him no heed, her eyes fixed on you - she's holding eye contact too long and without blinking; the stare going past intimate and straight into uncomfortable. “You told her she shouldn't pursue you, didn't she?” “She's putting me on a pedestal,” you say firmly. “I played hero once, and she's only been back three weeks now, and one thing leads to another, yadda yadda.” “Did she clamp her hand over your mouth to cut off the stupid?”“No-”“Try to kiss you, then?” You feel a strong urge to let your face fall into your palms, but you don't feel *that* embarrassed about it - not with Naka. But for her eyes... “She asked me if I'd given Shoukaku that speech before, or after I started walking around base with her on my arm.”“She's stupid,” Naka says instantly. “The hell she is,” you say, a little heat entering your voice - this is not the lambasting you expected - no, the criticism you *deserve.* “I've been a fucking hypocrite and-”“You sure have been,” Naka spits. “Talking to her, of all fucking people, about putting YOU on a pedestal, you dumb FUCK.” You blink.
>>44679079 Image name... ain't that the truth.
“She's a walking talking Alamo, all she needs is Hood's Union Jack to drape over Leonidas's shield to be the Perfect Walking Martyr.” You remember the conference room going quiet as Arizona entered - Admiral Thomas approaching her with hat in hand - and the blood drains from your face. “-and you fucking talk to HER about pedestals? Your country LITERALLY put her under a memorial, you silly bastard.” Naka's expression doesn't quaver, the flint in her tone never reaching her face. “And she IS traumatized, Settle - not talking? There's no spiritual reason for that, I think. *She* was wanted. *She* was valuable even before she became a symbol. Even an old battleship is useful, and even moreso as an icon - look at Hood. She didn't come back incomplete. If I see one more internet discussion board theory about her fucking bell, I'm going to scream. It's got absofuckinglutely nothing to do with her bell.” You open your mouth.“Ever tried pen and paper, Settle?” You try to speak with air you can't find. “If you did, it didn't work. It's nothing physical, her vocal chords are there. She *cannot find the words,* Settle. She'd never ask, it's not her way, but you reached out to her and before she can reach back, before she can even *look* at you differently or too much you shut her down?”
>>44679101Tripcoding, call me paranoid but I'd rather not have someone imitating me. Random namefag I may be, but I still have my god damned pride... I think.
>>44679040Go away and stay go, Delta Green
“The abyssals got to Goto over the fucking PHONE, and now we know they can operate on land-” “So what happens when you bite it?” Naka interrupts. “We've all got to love someone, Settle - did you ever consider that you're putting HER in danger?”“How the fu-”“Why do you humans watch us girls with weapons at the ready?” she snaps. “Why are ports with museum ships guarded by coastal ASM batteries with a clear LOS to the museum berth, well over minimum launching range? They put radar reflectors on the Missouri, did you know that? Right where everyone can fucking see them. Because you're afraid we'll turn, Settle. There's no way to be sure who's coming back and which team they'll be pitching for. Do you think denying her a good reason to play for Humanity is helping? Even if you DO bite it, she'll fight on just to avenge you!” [ ] Hypocritical little *shitbird.* [ ] This isn't about the good of fucking humanity. FUCK humanity. This is about Arizona. [ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
>>44679151I did that. They...>>44679159Did that.
>>44679161>[ ] Hypocritical little *shitbird.* >[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
>>44679161Fuck, I'm torn between 1 and 3.
>>44679161>] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?Girls are confusing and we need to stop running around the bush!
>>44679161>[ ] This isn't about the good of fucking humanity. FUCK humanity. This is about Arizona.We don't want to take away reasons to fight for humanity, but she's our subordinate. We can't... WON'T take advantage of that. Arizona deserves better.
Rolled 2, 5, 10 = 17 (3d10)>>44679161>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
>>44679161>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?I want to add (1) to the mix but anon really abuses the double vote thing.
>>44679161>[x] This isn't about the good of fucking humanity. FUCK humanity. This is about Arizona. >[x] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?WHAT SHOULD WE DO NAKA-CHAN?!I SEE NO HIGGINS ROUTE!
>>44679161>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
>>44679208>>44679210DON'T EVEN DARE. NO DOUBLE VOTES THIS TIME. Of the varied ways this can go down, one route has a rather slim chance of happening. We'll see if anon's perceptive streak tonight continues. But that means no shotgunning vote options for this one!
>>44679220WelpRev up those big guy folders guys we're gonna be here for a while
>>44679161>[X] Hypocritical little *shitbird.* fucking bolio is the last person we need lecturing us about being afraid of turning.
>>44679161>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?Just fucking no nonsense tell us what to fucking do cause I don't have a fucking clue.
>[x] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?There is no point in telling Naka she's a hypocrite. She already knows.
>>44679254Changing to [ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
>>44679161>[x] Hypocritical little *shitbird.*I'm really not sure what these options are going to do besides number 2, so I'm going with this one.
>>44679265>>44679262See >>44679254Time to buckle up and Actually Choose.
>>44679161>[ ] This isn't about the good of fucking humanity. FUCK humanity. This is about Arizona.
>>44679182If you didn't have such a distinctly irritating posting style it wouldn't be an issue. There's a good reason why so many people dislike you.I would rather you kept a trip so I could filter you.
>>44679161>[x] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
>>44679254Alright, fine.>>44679161>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?1 dodges the question.2 dodges our responsibility3 drives at how the fuck to resolve this mess
>>44679161>[X] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
>>44679161>[ ] This isn't about the good of fucking humanity. FUCK humanity. This is about Arizona. >[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?No good options, so fuck it.
>>44679161>[X] This isn't about the good of fucking humanity. FUCK humanity. This is about Arizona.
>>44679138>If I see one more internet discussion board theory about her fucking bell, I'm going to scream. It's got absofuckinglutely nothing to do with her bell.thank you jesusnaka saying what needs to be said
>>44679284Yeah, yeah. I'm going to delete it and post a proper single vote.>>44679161[X] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
>>44679161>[ ] This isn't about the good of fucking humanity. FUCK humanity. This is about Arizona.and/or>[ ] Hypocritical little *shitbird.*
>[x] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
>>44679161>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?SPEAK. MALE.
>>44679298FUCK YOUAND YOUR DOUBLE VOTESI WILL DISREGARD EVERY VOTE POST WITH TWO VOTES IN IT
>>44679298>double votes after being specifically told not to do soCome on, bro.
>>44679283And I'm not even sure I know what number 2 does.
>>44679161>[x] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?>>44679293I'm agree with this anon's perspective.This isn't the time to try to turn things back on Naka with #1. That's distasteful and doesn't solve anything.#2. Would be irresponsible, I think.
>>44679161Sorry, I fucked up. Option 3 then. It seems the least fucked up out of all the choices
>>44679161Here goes.>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
>>44679161[X] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?> Captcha: Cacti/CatusesThat... is eerily fitting for this situation.
>>44679254>no shotgunning vote options>on a popular quest>on /tg/Seems like Anon's not the only one saying Really Dumb Shit tonight.
>>44679293THISTHIS MAN GETS IT
[X] Drink.[X] Drink Heavily.
>>44679161>Ask Naka which boy her boilers go doki-doki for
>>44679354There's always this option.
>>44679161>[x] This isn't about the good of fucking humanity. FUCK humanity. This is about Arizona. settle honestly believes that arizona would be worse off if they had a loving relationship. he might be right.
[ ] Hypocritical little *shitbird.* No one wants call out Naka at all?
>>44679354Treat external wounds with rubbing alcohol. Treat internal wounds with drinking alcohol.
>>44679324>Fuck you no double votes>OH LOOK THIS VOTE IS ALMOST TIED GUESS I'LL COMBINE THEM>Fuck you no double votesYou fucking WOMAN.
>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?I'm going with my gut here. Naka's advice has always been good, and I suspect that we won't be getting much more of it.Maybe this is a huge mistake, idk.
>>44679339>Sorry, I fucked up. Option 3 then. It seems the least fucked up out of all the choicesDelete your old vote and post a new one, anon.>>44679369>settle honestly believes that arizona would be worse off if they had a loving relationship. he might be right.Settle barely knows what the fuck he is talking about half the time. Ship girls are really fucking hard to psychoanalyze.
>>44679161>[X] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?This isn't the time to deflect. This is the time to finally take responsibility for this trainwreck in progress. Maybe even salvage it.
>>446793362 is the emotional flipflop. You know how we JUST FUCKING TOLD Ari that we couldn't let our emotions and feelings compromise our ability to command. 2 is proceeding to say "Actually, feelings and emotions are far more important than anything else".If it wins I hope Hamp smacks us
>>44679161>>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?It's on now son
>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
>>44679371Low hanging fruit.THERE BETTER BE A LITTLE PARTING SHOT ASKING HER WHEN HER NEXT DATE WITH HARDER IS THO.
>>44679383That one was a different circumstance.This is a VITAL PLOT POINT.Learn the difference.
>>44679393>Settle barely knows what the fuck he is talking about half the time. Ship girls are really fucking hard to psychoanalyze.MAN HAS A POINT
>>44679371That can be left for later, right now we're in "What the fuck do we do" mode.
>>44679371Oh I want to, but it's not going to help right now
>>44679371>No one wants call out Naka at all?It's not helping with the current problem.Also it's a logical fallacy to claim Naka's own issues render her advice invalid.
>>44679418We have someone really perceptive with us tonight.
>>44679396Yeah, that's kinda what I thought it was. Argh, can't hardly type. Time to stop drinking sans pun/captcha shots.
>FUCK humanity>Naka agrees>Light Cruiser Demon
>>44679161>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?We don't bullshit the Naka. And this isn't a good time to be calling her out on it, either.
>>44679257Crashing this thread.
>>44679411There's no conflict to Naka and Harder dating. They're in different commands, in different navies -- hell, they're not even the same kind of ship.Arizona is our direct subordinate.
>>44679411jesus fuck you guys are on FIRE tonight
Okay anons let's just calm down and not bullshit the Naka...here have a Santa Kongou.
>>44679161>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?Skip the bullshit idol for I have too much shit to deal with.
>Arizona going to Kongou for relationship advice>Kongou>Relationship advice>KongouKONGOU! WHAT IS DESS IN LIFE?TO CRUSH YOUR TEITOKU!TO FEEL HIM DRIVEN BEFORE YOU!AND TO HEAR THE LAMENTATIONS OF THE FUTON!
>>44679161[X] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
It's an easy trap to fall into, to assume that just because Naka has serious issues, that she's wrong in her analysis. Even when she's talking about her own situation. "You can do it, Naka!" "You're worth having around!" so, so, easy and inspiring to say but that doesn't mean it's correct.
>>44679161>[ ] This isn't about the good of fucking humanity. FUCK humanity. This is about Arizona. Getting mad at Naka will accomplish nothing. Asking /more/ advice from the Naka will accomplish nothing.
>>44679502The writefag cabal that sealed our all-too-powerful power has been broken
>>44679161>[ ] Hypocritical little *shitbird.*
>>44679512Time to get a Carrier to cover Settle's ass.
>>44679161[ ] Hypocritical little *shitbird.*
>>44679523>being wrongAnon pls
>>44679502Well? We better ask that then, eh planefag?
>>44679502we're jap ships
>>44679502THE TRUE POTENTIAL HAS AWAKENEDHonestly I think it's partly because less shitposting keeps anon focused.
>>44679506>tfw you will never bend Kongou over a DESS
>>44679161>[X] Hypocritical little *shitbird.*
>>44679371if kicking naka fixed problems we'd be a post-scarcity utopia by now
>The thread tonightI so love you guys, no homo.
>>44679283>>44679161>>[ ] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?Changing my vote.
>>44679445That might have some merit.We don't want to be all "FUCK humanity" around Naka of all people lest she take our example and run with it.And yes, it is blatantly hypocritical to tell Arizona what we did that turn around and say this.>>44679482>Arizona is our direct subordinate.Ship girls are new territory and play by different rules. That's why things are so lenient around them. People are scared and don't really know what the fuck is up.If you can convince God that not doing RELATIONSHIP with Arizona would be bad for her mental health, then rules could get bent, rewritten, or whatever.
>>44679580What the fuck is happening tonight? Guys, we have we done and where we are going? English please, I'm drunk.
>>44679566Ouch... but correct.>>44679554The lack of shit posting is eerie, but welcome.>>44679580We love you platonically too.
>>44679555So close yet so far away.
[X] So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?>>44679523When has talking with Naka ever accomplished nothing? She's bad at her job but she's incredibly good at giving advice. She literally called this shit.
>>44679566>if kicking naka fixed problems we'd be a post-scarcity utopia by nowHAW
>>44679161>So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?If you have a good idea on how to handle this shit, then, by all means, pray tell us.By the way, has anyone ever done a write-in for Missouri yet? I only know about Iowa, Alabama and Yorktown.
>>44679555And a shot.
>>44679526Nice desu ne.
I was promised Arizona x Shoukaku in this thread.
>>44679627Don't do it, man. You'll be dead by morn.
>>44679647You were lied to
>>44679612What is Essex doing right now?
>>44679555But Goto has bent her over a DESS
>>44679161>>So the fuck does she want you to do about it? Start boinking your underling while Shoukaku does that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thing or whatever? What part of this fucking plan makes sense?
>>44679679CRASHING THIS INVASION
>>44679679Who cares. Let Goto and Thomas handle that shit. We need to figure out how to patch things up with Arizona, or at least make it so that it takes longer for the theoretical ship to sink while we say our prayers and wrote our wills. Heh. Captcha has boats.
>>44679702https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlslHHhuDCU>>44679694>>44679698>Insert F4U here
>>44679649I'm only three bottles of hard in, I'll be fine, trust me. I've dealt with worse. Mind you I won't wake up until about... 0800 with a jackhammer headache, then I'll pop a ibuprofen the size of my thumb and go back to sleep until 1400. MY weekends in a nutshell.Captch was boats... damn it.
>>44679679Baking a giant hamSword fighting with TenryuuEating dagashiBasically being the American chuuniboat to rival Tenryuu's chuuniboat
>>44679679being a useless meme boatlike Halley, oh wait
This image is far too related.
CALLING THESE VOTESWITH NO SURVIVORSoh fuck now I have to COUNT this tangled shitfuck you ALLeaaerarghalsdkf
>Iowa and Higgins show up>All the shipsluts freak out over a new battleship>Meanwhile every all-flesh-all-the-time motherfucker on base is losing his shit over an Arleigh-Burke that can alpha strike to the cost of a large dinner>All it takes is a word from Hate about his gun to make fucking everybody run around to see if she could maybe reload other ships with her munitionsHiggins will live like a Queen.
Taking a solid stance on the value of shipgirls as people regardless of what what other people want of them isn't a bad thing, and I think one of these options may let us use that to help Naka work out some of her shit
>>44679723Now now, anon. Halley isn't a boat.
>>44679730I'm fairly certain Option 3 won.Fairly. You should probably still count it.
>>44679647>Arizona x Shoukaku lewds where Shoukaku uses things Iku taught her on ArizonaWHEN?
>>44679735Her missiles probably take a long amount of time to repop- maybe on par with a carrier's air wing.
29 votes for last option, I think.Seems pretty good.
>>44679679The Lindy Hop. While crashing the invasion.
>>44679767Damned straight.You think she'll still use these babies tho?
>>44679766Only after we get a Settle x Shoukaku smut
>>44679624It's a classic paradox. Shipgirls are neither ship nor girl but some combination of both. How much of each depends on each girls circumstances. The more traumatic their ship lives, the more issues they have as shipgirls. Further, you can't separate the two parts -- they're shipgirls, not ship/girls. We've been making the mistake of assuming that their minds work the same as their bodies -- that there's a line between ship and girl and its a matter of figuring out which side of the line they're on at any given time. There's no fucking line anon -- they're both ... at the SAME time!Now, that would fuck with my head - and I'm a pretty intelligent and mentally sound guy. Now put that problem on a traumatized shipgirl ... and you'd have some serious issues.
>>44679752He is planefag's minion and secretary.
>>44679767TIME IS MONEYHIGGINS WILL BE THE FIRST PERSON WHO'S DAYS ARE WORTH LITERALLY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
>>44679766Iku only taught her how to be the bitch though.
>>44679793literally what the hell is happening tonight it's like a switch flipped
>>44679804Yes, and? Arizona's not a sub, she's a BB
>>44679793You.I like the cut of your jib.
>>44679816I'd say it was that all the idiots were in line for Powerball tickets, but the drawing was over an hour ago, so...
>>44679816shitposters got bored and decided to apply that energy to figure out whats actually going onits working
>>44679816Shit got real and people actually reacted to it in a reasonable manner.Shocking, isn't it?
>>44679835They ARE idiots.
>>44679816Never underestimate the power of anon.
>>44679816/qtg/ shitposters were banned?your pocket mod showed up and is keeping people in line?The stars aligned for once?
>>44679801And all she wants is her Captain to be back with her. INSIDE HER. MADE WHOLE ONCE AGAIN.
>>44679008>Naka's sitting at your desk, face turned downAnyone else mix up the order of face and desk?
>>44679816I'm really surprised too.>>44679852I swear to God, if I hear anyone say Altman be praised, I'm getting my guns.
>>44679816Extra effort from the people who care more about the quest itself than about shitposting bantz?
>>44679878There's people like that here?
>>44679871Hartmann be praised
>>44679878It's been weeks on inane shitposting and bullshit.And now, tonight, shit gets done, secrets are divined and decisions made.We've done more progress today than in the last three weeks.>>44679908I'll take it.
>>44679816Don't worry, it'll all be back to the status quo by next week.
>>44679793As I said when we first got introduced to Naka's issues in the hospital, I really feel like she should be put in an upgrade program.She felt obsolete back in the day and feels even more so now, but I don't think it's beyond our capabilities to do something about that.It feels like everything we've done so far isn't really addressing that issue.Yes you can do a lot to help the war effort as an idol without fighting directly, but that may not be what Naka actually needs as a person. Maybe she'd feel better about doing stuff like that if she also knew that it was something she wanted to do as opposed to the only thing she could do.
>>44679804Arizona will be on top, then.
>>44679816magic planefag magic
>>44679871 THERE IS NO STOPPING HER. SHE WILL MAKE US WHOLE.
Please teach us how to girl Naka-sensei!
>>44679816>literally what the hell is happening tonight it's like a switch flippedWe actually do enjoy you and this quest, you know.
This is massively late to say.... but I think we just probably destroyed 2 routes in that last thread.
>>44679908When will ddyk return to THP?
>>44679937We should give Naka VLS cells and a modern gun or two.
>>44679975don't even fucking joke about that
>>44679793Solution: treat them like both. We failed to respect Shiguire's ship part TWICE and it almost got us killed twice! We're treating Arizona too much like a ship, and yet not enough like a ship. On one hand, we're treating her like a subordinate, and applying the anti-fraternization rules like she works for us. She's a fucking battleship - she doesn't work for us. At best, we're her partner in this war -- she's plays tactical while we play strategy. Neither works without the other. On the other hand, we're acting as if she would be better off without her feelings. Naka's right. That's bullshit. She's not a robot, she can't/won't just turn her feelings off. And if she could, wouldn't she just be an abyssal?I'm not saying go dive into the girls pants. I am saying that we've disrespected her as a ship, and as a woman. So let's man up, and admit that her feelings and opinions on our relationship (whatever that relationship may end up being) matter just as much as ours. She gets a choice in this too ... and we're trying to take that away from her. Do we really want to be taking choices away from the U.S.S. Arizona -- the ship that didn't get a fucking choice because she was caught in fucking harbor with her (metaphorical) pants down? We owe her some damn respect, and we've done nothing but show disrespect I a limits everything we've done - from ditching her as a bodyguard to this. So, are we big enough to admit we've been treating her wrong, and fix this shit?
>>44679992Essex route? Essex route.
>>44679966>two routesAre you high? Please explain further.
>>44679966If we did, so be it. I don't regret any of the decisions this session.
>>44679161>that Japanese bite-the-ribbon-and-pull-it-yandere-thingWhat?
>>44680000YUUUUUUSSSSI approve this plan
>>44679937I think the problem with Naka is that she can't see, to find her purpose. She can't sortie, since Fubuki alone packs twice the firepower at half the displacement, and even if she has the idol thing going, she's not doing as herself, but as a bubbly-as-fuck walking, talking traffic cone-dressed shipslut that never has a problem even if she has a lot of problems. I think the biggest problem is that she knows how much she wasn't wanted. She found out that they tried to send her back, hell, the people doing the summoning apologized for not sending her back in her face. I think she needs to know that she does have a place in the world. The upgrade program thing sounds like a good idea. She can't do anything, so give her something that'll allow her to do shit.
>>44680027you can't completely remove the retardation from a 4chan thread
>>44680016Eh... you know Arizona and MABYE shokaku. Just because of the commitment we kinda just made.
>>44680000Empty quads full of truth.
>>44679902>go home fairy you're drunk
>>44679937Whatever the fuck happened to those radar headsets anyway? Since the only real way we can reliably target Abyssals is with good old fashioned shellfire, getting radar fire control seems like pressing concern for our outdated shipgirls.
>>44680027The daily dose of retard.Move along citizen
>>44680027You heard the man. The people has spoken.
>>44680027Anon will waifu literally anything that is a girl, or a girly boy.
>>44680059What the FUCK was that?
>>44680054Presumably the weapons techs are refining the concept based on Arizona and Kongou's feedback.Hell that may have been what Ari was working on.Also, radar spotting is not nearly the same thing as radar fire control. that's a whole other can of worms
>>44680000These quads speak the truth. I want to second what this anon is saying.
>>44680039Upgrade program *seems* like the only real solution to her problems. It doesn't matter if she's valuable, or how much, if she doesn't want that kind of value, or recognise it, or find it fulfilling.
>>44680000*Slow Clap*This one here. He has balls.
>>44680027Essex has boobs, what else did you expect?
>>44679566>post-scarcityYou don't understand even the most basic of economics.
>>44680027THE DESTRUCTOR OF ROUTES
>>44680059What...>>44680077 Yeah that.
>>44680077An anti-ship missile test, I presume.
>>44680000Same thing goes for Naka. We want to actually help Naka, we look at her and say "Naka. You think you're becoming (or already are) an abyssal, and that scares the shit out of you. But, ironically, it's the fact it scares you so much that proves you are not, and will never be an abyssal. An abyssal is a ship that came back without its soul. You are a soul that came back with a ship.
>>44680085but it doesn't fix the split she's undergoing
>>44680071I would still fuck the shit out of Higgins if she came back as a grizzled Ahab-style man
>>44680077Looked like a torpedo of some description to me.
>>44679984Are you suggesting a Macross Missile Massacre?>>44680000I like you, anon.
>>44680077The reason Phalanx exists
>>44680090I woul expect them to have more taste than to go for some crappy OC Halaxis writes for.
>>44680032bite and pull while making a gunununu noise.it's visual shorthand for jealous frustration.
>>44680077Clearly a supercavitating torpedo. A torpedo that moves at missile speeds. The best weapon on earth for attacking stationary target barges. Fucking slavs.
>>44680107torps don't leave trails like that on the surface. That looked more like what a missile or fighter would leave in its wake, but HOLY SHIT.
>>44680071>Anon will waifu literally anything that is a girl, or a girly boy.You better believe it.
>>44680000The trick is anon. How the hell do we get what you just said into Settle.Cause Settle is fucking dumb.
>>44680114Hey Planefaggot, are we ever going to get pixelfag art of Essex?>>44680118YesOr a SUBROC massacre. Whichever works better.
>>44680145Ah. Thank you.
>>44680071> girly boyKat was best meido
>>44680171>Hey Planefaggot, are we ever going to get pixelfag art of Essex?IF I CAN SEDUCE HIM AWAY FROM MERC
>>44680077Anti-ship missile. The granite I think. Nato call code is shipwreck, for obvious reasons.
>>44680114Plus, you know, anon is drawn to stick their dick in crazy.
>>44680145Actually it was some sort of missile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvigKyp_hcs
>>44680171nah, pixelfag isn't drawing for this quest anymore..or was that the other one
>>44680165We are already inside Settle's head. The real question is "how do we get a large enough number of anons to vote for that course of action?"Because anons want drama, not solving things like an adult.
Chinese Yorktown... Not bad
>>44680165>The trick is anon. How the hell do we get what you just said into Settle.>Cause Settle is fucking dumb.Vote properly and write-in when necessary.Planefag does pay attention to this stuff you know.
>>44680198He's talking a break for the holidays, as is like everyone else.
>>44680114>Implications of waifuing QM>Implying this anon can read for shit>>44680180Arent you a capable drawfag?
>>44680145We actually made those? Damn, I thought we still were figuring out how to do it! I know the soviets came up with the idea originally, but I didn't think they were made!
>>44680198pixel's answer to why he isnt drawing is "I'm busy with life." has nothing to do with one quest or the other
>>44680220Well, the current voting trend is heading towards actually fixing stuff.Whether it persists after today, that's the problem.
>>44680233Nope, he can't draw.
>>44680000She's our Tanya Adams
>>44680228hes actually drawing for some merc quest we cant seewe never had him anyways, he was just on loan from merc
>>44680221The design is a bit plain.
>>44680233>Arent you a capable drawfag?No he is not.There is an artist who uses his exact name on tumblr and draws planegirls, but they are not the same person.
>>44680233>Arent you a capable drawfag?I do not have a reaction image for this one
>>44680258It loses the impact without the music.
>>44680258It's a very robust game.
>>44680272That reaction image seems perfectly adequate for the situation, though.
>>44680221I like dem tatoos on her and others.
>>44680077A pair of SS-N-22 "Sunburn" missiles fired from the Russian destroyer Bystryy.More details at http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/watch-these-russian-missiles-completely-tear-through-a-1636002082
>>44680263hes also dead
>>44680099So Shokaku. Missed midway because of repairs from Truk. IJN lost four carriers. Damaged at Batthe of the Santa Cruz Islands. Out for repairs. IJN and IJA gets smashed because of lack of air cover. Gets sunk, and later that year her sister get overwhelmed and sunk. Of course she's clingy - she's afraid of being left behind -- but is too scared (and proud) to admit it!
>>44680263There's a what?Please provide a link.
>>44680221>>44680011>Essex route.Your views are interesting, and I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.
>>44680258What is this from?
To: Ryan Settle.*morse code words*From yours truly: Arizona.
>>44680011>>44680319You will probably regret it.>>44680027Like I said before, you can't spell Essex CV-9 without 'vexes'.>>44680130Wroooooooong! Something something yOu tO. Also you're wrong.
I feel like Essex route would require Settle to snap from several shipgirl deaths first>>44680307Literally just planefag.tumblr.comBut see >>44680304
>>44680233If PF could draw, why would he write?>No smug faces on phone.Also Head Homo, was reading the invasion thread with a buddy who was former military. Said you did a nine line better than anyone he had ever heard while deployed so cheers.
>>44680258[Fortunate son intensifies]
>>44680335That's what came to mind after the "conversation" with Ari
>>44680328XCOM 2, with some squad size edits
>>44680328Modded Xcom 2 with 24 soldiershttps://a.pomf.cat/qtrafq.webm
>>44680328Xcom 2. A modded one to be exact, because the squad size in that one is bigger than standard.
>>44680272Isn't this you you bastard?
>>44680368but that's not even out yet
>>44680396As was pointed out earlier, they only share nicks.
>>44680396the fuck is this
>>44680306Harder is terrified of feelings because subs aren't supposed to have feelings! They sneak up and shoot other ships in the back - including unarmed merchant vessels. A conscience and feelings are a liability in that job. Like many submariners of the time - he tries to cover that up in humor (including black humor) but then gets in too deep and actually realizes that he is developing feelings -- and worse yet they're for a former enemy that not that long ago (form his perspective) he would happily have torpedoed in the dark with no warning! What he needs is to understand that it's okay to have those feelings towards his comrades, his friends, and maybe even a girlfriend. Those feelings make him stronger as a shipboy - not weaker (as they would have when he was pure sub) because they give him something worth fighting for. Subs aren't used to being part of a team - so having friends (and maybe even family) he's willing to fight and die for makes him stronger.
Threadly reminder that Lexington is stacked.Fuck you, I was on vacation.
>>44680258This isn't x-com, there wasn't ANY friendly fire.shit game
>>44680396Couldn't be anymore wrong.
>>44680415A guy from warthunder general over on /vg/ who draws planegirls. He calls himself planefag too by coincidence.
>>44680396See >>44680263Convergent username evolution>>44680397A few early review/promotional copies have been sent out
>>44680421>posting worst drawfag>posting shitposting drawfag
>>44680429One of them panic threw
>>44680421>tfw planefag put in Essex instead of LexPlanefag truly is a loveless human.
>>44680421The tassels on that apron loincloth thing will never stop looking like stick figure hands she's sat on.
>>44680451What about the keyhole sweater one?
>>44680468Maybe the Lex artist should have brown-nosed harder then.
>>44680468Well, he surprised us, because lex is what a lot of us wanted, and he surprised us, and chose a different ship.
>>44680497Wait, I said surprised twice. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
>>44680468no, the lex drawfag was a fucking autist, thats why she'll never be used
>>44680497You do know that fap angel has been sitting on artwork months in advance? So maybe, juuust maybe some of this has been planned out for a while.
I'm just annoyed at how things went with the very first conversation with Arizona.I thought that the whole point of bringing her outside was to apologize for almost getting ourselves killed and ignoring her requests to not do anything stupid. Not drop the "MUH SELF-LOATHING and that Fraternization shit.But I guess that's what happens when it isn't one of the prebuilt choices.
>>44680497>planefag made his daughteru into a ship>still being this surprised
>>44680516It certainly complies with my regulations.*ssssssip*If you know what I mean.
>>44680520>AutistThat would apply to everyone remotely associated with this quest.
>>44680525the lex art has been around since...august of last year?
>>44680525I did not know this. I like your observation.
Whoa, come with me dessI'm gonna take you dessWhoa, come with me dessI'm gonna show you desshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz2GVlQkn4Q
>>44680458When did beagle even do this, was it on his stream?
>>44680578those faces, NO
>>44680420Ironically - we actually did the right thing with Hornet (who was so afraid of being useless that she was ready to throw herself on the first grenade that was within reach) by showing how much we valued her as an individual ship, and as an individual girl. Thus far, that seems to have worked. Same concept applies to all of the others. Command is about people - understanding their hearts and souls -- not just their weapons and capabilities. That's how Napoleon, Washington, Lee, etc. could do what they did. Their men had faith because their leaders understood them. Shutting ourselves away from our ships emotionally is a recipe for disaster. As long as we are willing to send them to die when we have to (and they wouldn't respect us if we weren't willing to do just that) then we can be in command, and still have be friends/family/lovers/whatever. I don't know about you anon, but I'd still send Arizona or any of their others to die if I had to in order to complete the mission. I'd feel like shit, but I'd do it if I had no other practicable choice. As long as we can have feelings and still do our job, then we can do this. The day we can't (either because we have too much feelings, or not enough), then it's time to quit. But otherwise, it's time to stop acting like we too are either the admiral, or their friend. We can be both, and vary where we are between the two based on what needs to get done at that moment. We can't stop being both officer and human any more than they can stop being ship and human!
>>44680583Yeah. Like, half an hour ago>>44680588>purely-for-art
>>44680545I'm pretty sure it compiles with everyone's regulations, but good to know.
>>44680583Yes. Like half an hour ago.
>>44680588>SpacebattlesI can do stupid shit too, get back to writing.
>>44680588>he says after posting an image from Deviantart earlier in the thread
>>44680545>>44680588But pillow fort already in thread?
Dunno if I should have alcohol or coffee........
I wonder if Abyssal Naka is a Yandere.
I miss the lex drawfag
>>44680666Por que no los dos
>>44680666Put alcohol in your coffee.
Alcohol and coffee? Are you guys TRYING to kill me?? I actually dunno if both can kill a person though
>>44680666Y'know...*ssssssssip*I've found that isn't an either/or dilemma unless you allow it to be.
>>44680528settle aggropologised because he's a stubborn dickhead. totally in character.
>>44680726Whiskey and coffee is both delicious and a old thing to do. Add a shot to a mug, seriously.
Ok, fuck it.FOR SCIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!
>>44680604>I don't know about you anon, but I'd still send Arizona or any of their others to die if I had to in order to complete the mission. I'd feel like shit, but I'd do it if I had no other practicable choice.Yeah. It's a difficult thing to balance. Too much callousness, and their lives are wasted. Too much concern, and their efforts come to nothing.
>>44679138How does she do paperwork then?
>>44680756Try not to die(?) like ScienceAnon
>>44680752>those pagodasYamato and Musashi?
>>44680769Don't think about it too hard.
>>44680605Jeez, I skip a few streams and he goes straight to murdering his own men, what hope is there for mankind now.
>>44680604Okay, since I'm talking a lot of what is likely just shit -- I might as well go for gold. So Goto. Goto is caught in kinda the same spot we are. He's got quite a bit of self-loathing because he is still willing to send his shipgirls to their deaths - and he feels like a conplete bastard for it. Conversely, he feels like a shitty commander because he does feel for certain ships more than others. You can't tell me he wouldn't feel Kongou's death more than [insert random shipgirl here], and that worries him. So, to try and balance that out he lets Kongou get away with all kinds of shit, but doesn't outright encourage it. That way he can feel like he's being a good neutral commander -- without treating her like a machine. He needs to figure out that he's allowed to have different feelings for different ships as long as it doesn't effect his command judgment. As long as he's willing to send his favorite ship to die when required just as much as his least favorite ship - and doesn't cry about it until AFTER he's given the order -- then he is still very much fit for command.
>>44680755Ok, I took upon your suggestion, and combined Whiskey with coffee. Now I'm drunk and hyper.
>>44680726Mixing booze and caffeine is only dangerous insofar as the caffeine can cover up some of the effects of the booze, potentially making you think you're less drunk than you really are and thus inclining you to keep drinking beyond the point of what's safe.If you had no intention of drinking yourself to your limit anyway, you should be fine and dandy. It's not like, say, alcohol and sleeping pills, where there's an actual synergy between the two that amplifies their effects.
>>44680779>google images> philadelphia naval shipyardnot even close, anon
You pinch the bridge of your nose and close your eyes (closing off THOSE eyes, thank god, if only for a moment,) and breathe deep, surrendering to the onslaught. It *IS* Naka, after all. “So just what the fuck do you expect me to do about it? Start boinking my own underling? While Shoukaku fixes to chop my nads off for running around on her?”Naka's awful, disturbing stare finally relents, her usual wry amusement on her lips. “Do you want the pretty version, or the Naka-and-Settle version?” “Duh,” you retort.“Why are her ankles not around your head right the fuck now, you stupid round-eye?”It seems she was scandalized enough to try and get her own back. “And fucking her with my magic dick's gonna fix all her issues just like that? Maybe I should bottle my jizz and sell it for a hundred dollars an ounce.”
>>44680726Don't worry. They cancel each other out, so you can keep drinking both.
>>44680810Oh boy ere we go
>>44680790You...drank it all in less than 5 minutes?It's a sipping thing, you're supposed to enjoy it, you fool!
>>44680761Welcome to the burdens of command anon. A lot of very good commanders have fucked up one way or the other on exactly that scale (e.g. George McClellan).
>>44680794Really? That's a great thing to know! So I took a sip, and another one, and it think I'll stop there for now.
>>44680810>Maybe I should bottle my jizz and sell it for a hundred dollars an ounceWELL THAT EGO IS MASSIVE.
>>44680810Thank you based Naka-chan
Naka shakes her head. “Some things have no fixes. I should know. What she wants is *resolution.* Validation. Comfort. And what YOU need is a reminder that whatever you think, you still have a few more days left in the sun.” She rests her head in one hand, elbow propped on the desk, rubbing her forehead. “Go. Go make a big stupid glorious mess and a political shitstorm with a talk show host calling you Satan on top. Write an email about it, I don't care. And I doubt Arizona will either.” From the corner you hear Hamp slurp at his Starbucks again. You cut him a hassled look. “How the hell do you make that sound... *affirmative?*” He grins lazily, still reclining. “It's a gift.” You turn back to Naka with a scowl. “Just one thing, kid - what makes you think I like her like that? I've just been doing right by my people - which includes you now I might add. That does not equal wanting t-” If a panel of observers were to rank Naka's glare on a rank of 1 to Bitch Please, they'd rank her at Tommy Lee Jones. You recline in your office chair, pushed back by the pressure of your face ablating under her withering expression. Your palms come up in weak surrender. “Christ.” “I'm starting to feel like him these days, yeah.” “Stigmata are not self-inflicted.” “Neither are nail wounds.” “Oh, please,” you reply. “You're not getting nailed by anyone.”
>>44680335I'm reminded of the SNES Super Battleship game.1/3 through the game you got missiles that could one hit kill anything but never enough of them. And for some reason PT boats could carry them.
>>44680823I only took 2 sips dammit! It's not like I NEED caffeine
Naka is shuffling the forms together on the desk and tapping them into the manilla folder - they do need to be sent over to the chairfarce base with the next shipment of Kind Of Secret But Not Really documents. But it's also a convenient excuse to vamoose and let you process the conversation. After everything that's passed between you, this kind of conversation isn't awkward or upsetting, but weight is weight, and this shit's *heavy.* She understands that, as she understands most things. But she's not the only one with a rangefinder - and as good as her optics are, you've got the Admiralty Table she lacks. You wait for the last second quip, which she delivers just a mite too early, before she's within a single step of the threshold - “Just because I'm flat doesn't mean you can project on me, Settle.” “Burn and dodge,” you say primly as you get up.Naka halts in the doorway, turning to give you a puzzled look - she'd know about photo-shoot photo-shopping, of course, but can't fathom where you're going with it. “Burning me, dodging Harder,” you say. “Ta~ta~” You wave with your fingers as the door slowly hisses shut on her nonplussed expression.Hamp is lying on his side, head propped on one bent arm, Starbucks in the other. You glance sidelong at him. “Well, that was the show. How about eats?”
>>44680866yeah that sounds realistic
>>44680810>>44680861So are we going to make that Settle and Shoukaku lewd story canon?>“Oh, please,” you reply. “You're not getting nailed by anyone.”>>44680882
THAT'S IT FOR TONIGHT! We've got some writeups coming in, including another Nakatime, SO DON'T CHANGE THAT MUDDAFUGGIN DIAL!
>>44680861>“Oh, please,” you reply. “You're not getting nailed by anyone.”REKT
>>44680882>you've got the Admiralty Table she lacks.God damn that is some fine-ass wordplay planefag>>44680899Cheers boss! Great thread. Painful, but great.
I don't know how to feel about Naka's advice.
naka ding dong bannu
>>44680899Nice one Plane, I look forward to the next one.
>Naka pays him no heed, her eyes fixed on you - she's holding eye contact too long and without blinking; >(closing off THOSE eyes, thank god, if only for a moment,)Almost sounds like Naka's hoping Settle will notice something is wrong about her eyes...and that Settle has partly subconsciously realized it.
So was Naka saying fuck Arizona or fuck ShoukakuI am confuz
>>44680882Response: "good idea Mr. Hamp. We're getting doughnuts. Then a have a battleship to whom I owe an apology. Perhaps chocolate frosted doughnuts to cover all our bases. By the by, how and are and hornet doing?" Then when he tries to bullshit you, bury him. Then go tell Arizona that as long as she's willing to let you die to complete the mission, and you're willing to send her to her death, then you won't pull rank on her feelings.
>>44680939Remember how she said Goto should bend Kongou over a Dess and get it over with?She's saying that we should be nice good with Arizona, and if necessary, stick it in her stern.
>>44680977She said to start fucking.
>>44680977Arizona, by a longshot.
>>44680899WE ACTUALLY MADE IT PAST MIDNIGHT. TWO WHOLE THREADS.
>>44680977Yes. But only one of them.
>>44680939You don't just feel, you FEEL. it's not a question of to feel or not to feel you FEEL.
>>44680939>I don't know how to feel about Naka's advice.This.The relevance of "JUST FUCK ALREADY" seems to be consistently increasing.>>44680977Arizona.>>44680861>“Oh, please,” you reply. “You're not getting nailed by anyone.”Except her abyssal counterpart, it seems.
"I need to talk to you," you tell Wayne flatly. He stares at you over the faint din of the base officer's club, lousy with good, strong, dignified people a little too deep in the drink for their station. It's the day after a battle, only natural. Wainwright is one of them, and the handful of empty glasses (tradition about avoiding mixing alcohol doesn't have any traction with him, it seems), peering up at you, expression slightly clouded. "Aw, hell, really?" he asks, a mild slur muddying his thick American accent. "Yes, really," you reply, pulling up a chair and falling into it heavily. "And this couldn't wait, huh? You know I'm off duty now, right?" You nod, leaning forward and lowering your voice. "Yeah, I waited for a reason. If I told you while you were in the office, you'd be obliged to turn over what I told you to your bosses." That shakes a little bit of the drunk off him. "Christ, Naka," he groans, looking down at a half-finished plate of what looks like wings. "Okay, what is it?" "I can't see out of one eye and I'm turning Abyssal." He chokes on his drink, a sputtering cough turning into a laugh. "Really? Come on, if you were anyone else..." You wait patiently for him to catch his breath. He looks up, meeting your eyes, your contact lens removed and perched carefully on the pad of your index finger. "Goddamnit," he mutters, wiping his mouth. "Of course you were serious. God fucking dammit, Naka." "I'm sorry," you growl. "I didn't want to..."
>>44680977I think the answer is "Yes. Just make up your mind and choose one of them."
>>44681020Well that's certainly blunt
"Yeah. Yeah, I know," he says, waving you off. "You know I came down here to forget about you for two hours? Just... stop worrying about you, try to come at it fresh." You can practically feel yourself wilt, despite your best effort. "I'm sorry, Wayne." "No. No, you did the right thing and we both know it. C'mon." "I know I'm putting you in a real shitty spot here," you continue. "I just--you were the first person I thought to find." You continue on apologetically as you reach the clinic door, Wayne fumbling for his keys. You burn with hangdog shame over ruining the poor bastard's night just so you could endanger his career. "If--if you need to report this, do what you need to do, it's just--" He holds up a hand, pushing open the door. "One condition. Hourly reports. Hourly. You go to lie down, you tell me first. You miss a report... I gotta assume the worst." You nod, the nervous energy ebbing away and leaving you feeling hollow and empty and... Tired.
>>44681020Oh god. When did this occur? Or is this just starting out.
>>44681000So lemme get this straight, Naka's actual advice was to use our dick to solve all our Arizona problems?
>>44681066No, her advice was to use our dick so that both of us have something to think about besides our problems. Vital difference.
>>44680939naka's advice is coloured by her longing for lovelove that she doesn't deserve because her stats are so awfulshe wants it but she can't even ask for it. so she fills the void with bantz and cutting.
And now I'm on the hope rides alone path if we're gonna bed Arizona...she's kinda fucking boring.
>>44681078Naka has a similar problem to Hornet - but we appear to have actually convinced Hornet of her value. We just need to convince Naka that as long as she feels - she can't ever truly be an abyssal.
He leads you in, letting you take a seat on an examination table while gets his things. You catch your head bobbing forward as you almost nod off on the hospital bed--the same one you were itching to get away from for so long. "Naka?" Wain snaps his fingers in front of you. "Stay with me." "I'm just--" you teeter. "I'm just so fucking tired, Wainwright. I can't remember the last time I slept right." He leans in, pulling down the bags under one of your eyes with his thumb (then grunting and wiping it clean of makeup with a wet towel and doing it again). "You know, with a concussion, you're supposed to keep the patient awake." "I'm not concussed," you reply. "Please, Wayne, let me just lie down for a minute." He exhales through his nose. "If I do, are you gonna wake back up again?" "I'm still me, god damn it!" You snap, digging your fingers into the cot. "...For whatever that's worth." Wainwright watches in silence for a moment. "Means a lot to your friends," he says quietly. "...I know," you whisper, head hanging low. "It's all that's keeping me going." -----
>>44681076Literally Naka is basically telling us to do what she does: find reasons to ignore her problems until we are completely unable to.Because it worked so well for her too amirite?
>>44681063>Oh god. When did this occur? Or is this just starting out.Last thread.>>44681098fite me irl fgt
"If you care for them, leave." "Fuck you," you hiss, palm over your eyes. Your twin pulls your hand away by the wrist, coming nose to nose with you. "You're being selfish." "I'm not. One of you." You seethe, trying to wrest your hands away, ignoring her talons digging in. She closes her eyes, in annoyance--of all the fucking gall, SHE'S annoyed with YOU--her skin so pale that the light of her eyes shines through her eyelids. "You're not one of them. So what are you, Naka?" You chuckle darkly. "Does it matter?" "It does to you. And it does to them. And you know it. So stop being a petulant child and accept me," she lectures. "They still care about me," you insist. "I still care about them." "Then why aren't you gone yet?" She puts her hands around your shoulders and gives you a little shake. "The longer you stay, the worse it's going to hurt." "Fuck. You." She grins savagely, knowing she struck with that one. "It's going to be even worse for Harder than it was for her." You snap. "Fuck YOU!" "You destroyed her life when you left, you know that? And for what? Her only crime was being smarter than you." "That's not--" "She knew more about you than you did. She knew this--" she gestures down at herself, "was inevitable. She still knows more about you than you do," she observes wryly. You thrash underneath her, but you're stuck fast. Her smile turns cloying and sweet, and she rests her talon on your lips softly. "I know you care about them. But you're killing them. It's what you do. I'm sorry, Naka, but it's the truth. You're just going to drag them down with you." "Shut up," you mewl pitifully, eyes squeezed shut and tears rolling--from one eye, at least.
>>44681121Survivor's guilt isn't quite the same thing as literally becoming an evil shipghost
>>44681006If both of them are blending together I wonder how long before LCO ends up having a crush on Harder.Of if Harder is going to go down there and drag her back out... if it's not below crush depth.
>>44681076If we decide to follow up on this tip I only imagine it going badly. Like it was mentioned earlier, we trade in our battleship problems for carrier problems.
You feel her arms wrap around you, resting her head against your chest in a black metalline parody of a warm embrace. "I know it hurts. I'm sorry. I promise, when you're finally ready, nothing will hurt any more." You feel her talons stroke your hair, her other hand gliding across yours. "Do you hate me, Naka?" "...No," you admit miserably. "Why not?" she asks, voice lightened with the patience of a saint. "You are... what you are," you confess. "I--you're wrong, I know you're wrong, but... I don't know." "You're a good person, Naka. You just want to help. You can have that--you can have everything," she promises. You want to believe her. You want to believe her so, so much. -----
>>44681144>Boo hoo Settle wouldn't give me the dick even though I called dibs and kept grabbing for itYeah, nah, I can live with that
>>44681140maybe but ignoring a problem is still ignoring a problem. Basically her advice would have been no different than if she told us to just drink our problems away
>>44681136Fuck that bitch.
>>44681108Herm. It appears I may have been onto something. Who wudda thunk it?So, I threw a lot of shit out and I welcome thoughts on it . We've been losing sight of the big picture 'what are ship girls' thing, even though Naka's basically been throwing it in our face. I think it really is, as I mentioned above, that shipgirls are girls with a ship's soul/spirit/whatever while Abyssals are ships without souls. Not to turn shipgirls into the Dragonborn or anything, but it does make sense.
>>44681123>fite me irl fgtk name a time and place.
"Hey." You look up at Harder's intrusion, quickly adjusting your gloves to make sure your hands stay hidden. "What?" He looks... uncharacteristically subdued. Evasive, almost. "It's about your, um..." His voice drops to a conspiratorial whisper. "Your crew." Your what? You frown, signalling all hands to report to-- God damn it, Div. Your pilot is missing--along with his floatplane. The E7K Alf should still be resting unattended somewhere in the byzantine labyrinth of pipeworks that make you you. You can feel its absence alongside the presence of all of your crew. All except fucking DIV-. Harder lifts his cap, revealing wayward pilot, plane, and all. "You've really got to get a handle on him," he mutters, looking aside. "Yeah, good luck with that," you grumble. "Div, get OVER here." "He keeps visiting, and..." Harder coughs. "My cook keeps letting him in." "Letting him IN?" you breathe. "Yeah. Keeps putting on a spread for him." You flinch. "Harder, I swear to god, never use the word 'spread' around me again unless you're talking about torpedoes." "Hey, it wasn't my idea!" he insists. "This is weird for me too." "Okay. Okay, sorry. Div..." You more or less seize the plane like a wayward child and unceremoniously return it and him to your complement, Harder looking away politely the whole time, coughing awkwardly. Div squawks and complains the entire time, which you pointedly ignore. Quit DOING that, you order down at him. "Sorry," Harder mumbles. "It's--you know how it is." "Yeah. Yeah." You groan, massaging your temples, momentarily glad your skin has gotten a litle more pale. According to Wayne, he can't even get a drop of blood out of you any more.
>>44681136>You're just going to drag them down with youplz as if Harder wouldn't be the one doing the dragging here
>>44681212>> "He keeps visiting, and..." Harder coughs. "My cook keeps letting him in."Holy shit that's lewd
>>44681000>>44681012>>44681007Arizona wants resolution. She might think she already got it. What with the previous confrontation we had.>>44681066What I mean is that, trying to solve it with Settle's dick at this point might be the worst possible option. Note that Naka didn't address what it'd do to Shoukaku at all.I'm inclined to think that, in this particular instance, the best choice might be to ignore the advice about what to do and just take the advice about what Arizona feels about it. Which is "Resolution, validation, comfort".And I'm pretty sure we sank the romance possibility tonight. Because, as PF confirmed, Arizona's heart/feelings are currently in a thousand little confetti.
>>44681212Their crews are dating, shipping
"So..." he claps his hands against his legs, hoping to banish the flustered moment with a burst of noise. "What were you doing in here, anyway?" "Practicing for the concert," you explain. "Only a few days left." "Ah, cool." He pauses for a moment, mulling something over before he decides. "...Can I watch?" You smile a little. "Well, you can listen, anyway. Sure. Any requests?" "Sma--" "Anything that isn't Smash Mouth," you interrupt dourly. "Dammit. Okay, um... you ever watch the Wizard of Oz?" "Actually, yeah," you reply brightly. "It's a favorite. Somewhere Over the Rainbow?" It only takes a minute to garner an audience--you give Willie a reassuring smile as she slinks into the room, followed a moment later by Fubuki. It feels good to sing, again--whatever you think of the job, you've always appreciated the human voice. And the acoustics in this room--you don't remember them being this good, but you sound fantastic, if you do say so yourself. Your voice resounds back in your ears, giving your words a melodic reverb; you're not unfamiliar with hearing your own voice by any means, recording and editing your own music, but you've got a nearly chimelike, crystal tone as you almost harmonize with yourself. God, it really does feel good today. Maybe you've just needed to do something with yourself again--you work skillfully and soulfully, feeling just a hint of satisfaction and delight in a job well done. You bring the the song to a close find Harder staring at you, practically unblinking. You allow yourself a little grin, still riding high. "Like something you see?" You tease. "Maybe I should start charging. A kiss per song, maybe?"
>>44681172>>when you're finally ready, nothing will hurt any more.So give up the part that makes you human and you too can become an inhuman soulless feeling-less machine. Then, not only will you kill your friends, you won't even feel guilty (or anything) for doing so. I think not.
>>44681212>"He keeps visiting, and..." Harder coughs. "My cook keeps letting him in."Shit niggah that's Kawaii as fuck.
>>44681212You know, I never though Naka would be the one penetrating Harder.
>>44681250Bitch too cheap, ten kisses and a head pat
>>44681212>The E7K Alfplz she's a nip boatalso wow that's lewd
"Okay." Your heart catches in your throat as Harder steps forward, filling your vision as he bows low for just that, hat pulled down over his eyes. You giggle in surprise (and fluttering nerves), and put up a hand to stop him. "All right, all right! Stop, I was kidding." "Okay." He steps back again robotically, earning a half-lidded smirk from you. "You can be done without, Harder." "Understood." You blink as he calls his fitout, and manifests a Mark 14 in his hands. A moment later, the familiar whir of gears of heavy guns tracking fills the room behind him. You start in shock at Fubuki and Willie, teetering slowly back and forth in place in fitout, their guns slowly swiveling towards Harder as he primes his Mark 14 and turns it around in his hand, raising a fist overhead. Oh god, what the fuck, what the fuck--"Stop stop STOP!" They all stop. You stare in growing horror, a cold, icy dread filling you. None of them are moving, talking--they're barely fucking breathing. Harder sways on his feet, arm cocked to swing down and smash the warhead from the side, pointed at his face. Oh god. Oh god... "Put--" you choke. "Put your weapons away." "Okay." The weapons and fitouts disappear, the three of them all teetering stock-still. Your voice trembles as your stomach starts to ache, tears beginning to spring. This can't be--this can't be real. "Harder? Are you--can you hear me?" "I can hear you." You shudder, heart pounding painfully hard as your legs start to shake. "What--what's your name?" "USS Harder," he replies calmly. "SS-257."
>>44681212>your skin has gotten a litle more pale. According to Wayne, he can't even get a drop of blood out of you any more.Aw fuck>>44681250CUTE
>>44681250>blue naka is singing along too
>>44681273what the actual fuck oh god what what what
>>44681273fuck fuck fuck fuck. mind controlling naka? this ain't gonna end well...
>>44681273... oh, FFFFUUUUUUCCCCKKKKKK
>>44681273No she's gone
Oh my god. This is happening. This is really happening. "F-Fubuki. Willie. Y-you... go outside, okay? Forget this happened. Go play and go back to normal." The two of them nod in silence--Willie fucking SALUTES--and they file off. You cltuch your chest, practically feeling the rust underneath your shirt as your heart starts to pound, nausea starting to overwhelm you. "Har--Harder," you gasp. "Here." "Y-you..." you swallow. "You came in to watch me sing. I mixed up an L and an R and ran away embarrassed before you could say anything. That's all you remember, okay?" "Understood." ...Wait. You can still-- "Harder." "Here." Your heart catches in your throat again--this time your chest constricting painfully tight, a lump building that you fight to talk through. "F-forget..." Say it. Just tell him to forget he likes you. Say it! SAY IT, YOU TRASH! JUST FUCKING SAY IT! You can GO if you do! All you have to do is make him not care! Make him not... ... ...You can't. You fucking can't. You're too cowardly. "...When I leave the room, go back to normal," you cough, tears rolling free. You barely hear his "understood" behind you, ears popping and head swimming as you leave at a sprint, arm wrapped around your face to cover your mouth. >Naka? >Five minutes to the top of the hour, Naka. >Check in. >For fuck's sakes, check in, Naka. >here >i jst fuckign brainwashed harder >What? >i can't talk any more >this is really happening >i dont know what to do >help
>>44681273PLANEFAG I SWEAR TO FUCKING GOD IF YOUR NEXT POST IS "THAT'S IT FOR TODAY"
>>44681273Stupid Harder, you have to hit the Mark 14 at an angle to actually set it off.
>>44680077>>44680145https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-270_MoskitProbably a pair of Moskits.AShMs that feature ramjets as the propulsion, and a variable payload of "fuck that ship" conventional warheads to "FUCK THAT BATTLEGROUP" nuclear tips.
>>44681334Umm. Okay. Not sure what to make of this...
Well, I'm absolutely terrified now
>>44681334Naka, no.So how far behind are the story posts in this matter now?
Naka time is just so... sad...Main story is up down and sideways but for all its bouncing around hope that things are getting better, or can be made better, prevails.every time it looks like Naka may get better Hope is stillborn.
>>44681336THAT'S IT FOR NAKATIME TODAY - NOW ANOTHER WRITEUP FRESH OFF THE PRESSES!
>>44681334Good God, and it was going so well. The fuck happened to Harder?! Naka! Hang in there! Don't walk out of the light!
So, not only is Naka turning abyssal, but is harder turning as well?? The fuck is happening?!?!?!?
>>44681392"This is Radio Free Vengeance, calling out to anyone in the deep blue sea who feels abandoned and betrayed. Don't you want to come home?"RADIO FREE VENGEANCE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vYtKQ_mY3EmNekAR2LgFsxM5FMFOMLWbIKoMuiXPiq8/edit?usp=sharingBEST SERVED COLD: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X5E-vb-w9X7zyZpoV4-TkFDgYxghyxvyTNdrINcHb9E/edit?usp=sharing
>>44681391Naka Time is on the express train to hell, and there are no breaks.>>44681410Apparently the Abyssal health package includes mind control.
>>44681344i guess he was going to murder-suicide?
>>44681410Naka has the power to hypnotize kanmusu into following her commands by singing it seems.
>>44681410Well it happened right after she was singing, and singing is often a device used for mind control, and sound was proved to be important both by the leveling effect and by parker's writeups, so
>>44681410Naa mate, I think her singing can make her control people.
>>44681410Naka's (on-going? Oh God please let it be reversible) transformation seems to have given her the ability to mind-control her fellow ship-spirits like puppets.
>>44681416>>44681392Welp, call for fire confirmed, new writeup coming up now.http://pastebin.com/ykM4nDkdAs always, older chapters herehttp://pastebin.com/u/lurkcouldwurkThanks for the support, everyone.
I smell a spy among us in Yokosuka......
>>44681429BECAUSE HE'S HOLDING A *THERMAL DETONATOR!*wtf is the context of that holy shit
>>44681410>>44681425So basically Naka can use singing mind control like Canary from Worm.
>>44681460They were the last two contestants, and the girl didn't want to duel him in the wounded state he was in.So she blew them both up, making them both winners.
>>44681460best girl murder suiciding with bland protagonist?
>>44681460Dude gets all the bitches who all get dumber when around him...except he's already 'married' and none of them care.
>>44681460I literally just watched that movie like yesterday
>>44681486And it was a full immersion VR game. Kinda important that bit.
>>44681460Comes from Sword Art Online, towards the end of the second season, pretty much like the other anon said, she wanted them both to win the VR game they were playing since fighting the guy in his condition wouldn't be a fair fight.
>>44681439God. it's worse than i thought. not only is the "controlling" them, could she be changing their innate tunes with the singing? She must NOT be allowed to do that last concert, if even non-shipgirls-ships have melodies, she might be able to corrupt everything (and let's not get into questioning if people have melodies too...)
>>44681334Ah fuck... She has Coordinate... That's why she was a natural idol... and why the Abyssals want her back so badly.
>>44681522That is the plot of My Little Pony: Rainbow Rocks.
>>44681334>oh hey cool your a siren>how about you do a concert for neets>and you can tell them to quit being fucktards
>>44681543Wow, left that behind long ago, didn't know they made a second movie
>>44681496>except he's already 'married' and none of them care.Including him, given how much consideration he actually bothers to give to his "wife".
>>44681416For the anons kind enough to read my stories, I am, as always, taking comments and criticisms.
>>44681526Well all is not lost, who's to say she can't use it right back at them?
>>44681392PLANEFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGTHAT FUCKING TOILET GLOCK WON'T SAVE YOU
SAO is basically self-insert fanfiction that he was convinced to make an actual production. Same guy did Accel World, whcih seems better in various ways due to being made later.
>>44681570The joys of being in a family full of young girls...
>Naka's few real talents are only bleedover from her abyssal halfThis is the saddest shit. Completely ignoring the horrible danger we're all in, being Naka fundamentally sucks in a way being Settle doesn't.
>>44681511... oooh. >>44681518>Comes from Sword Art OnlineNBD then.
That fucking emotional whiplash though
>>44681522>http://pastebin.com/ykM4nDkdThere's a problem with that. At that point, Naka was probably thinking that all she's good for is her pretty face and voice, and we know she doesn't care about her pretty face. What would happen if we took away her voice?Bad things. Suicidal things. Abyssal things. Quick! Somebody make Naka feel like she's needed! The fucktards who summoned her did a shit job at doing that.
>>44681605>Same guy did Accel World, whcih seems better in various ways due to being made later.It certainly is.
>>44681614Same point I made above on shipgirls not being a starlight dichotomy. Naka doesn't has an abyssal half, she has abyssal traits. That doesn't make her an abyssal anymore than her rig makes her a ship. As long as the core of who she is remains good - then nothing else matters. Thinking otherwise is angoodnway tondeive yourself nuts - which appears to be what she's doing...
CONDUCTOR WE HAVE A PROBLEM.
>>44681639>That fucking emotional whiplash thoughI have to believe that shit is getting bad now because it's going to get better instead of tipping over the edge.Describing in excruciating detail how Naka circles the drain then falls in seems pretty unfulfilling.
>>44681614Well in a way it actually proves something about herself. She always said she thought she could be useful as an Idol and now she actually can. If it works on ship sluts it could work on Abyssals, might be how they're able to summon up mooks.
>>44681334Talk to Harder. TELL HIM. He'll either sink you, or go out of his way to help you. Either way. you don't have much to lose at that point. Your singing is what jazzed him, so don't sing. write everything on a gaddamn paper if you have to, just find some fucking help from someone you know cares about you!Also, you might wanna tell Fubuki and Willie that they can go back to normal too.
>>44681656So what you're suggesting is that neither "interpretation" is any more valid than the other? Naka who is sharp and an incredible liar and performer who sucks at combat and "Naka" who is literally able to control people with her voice and is literally a rusting, waterlogged piece of scrap are just diferent manifestations of the same "real" Naka?
>>44681648Fuuko from AW is the basis of PJW's Janice.Though i wonder if Hima (the LN's artist did anything of that character as his Fuuko stuff.... UNF)>>44681723One would hope barring it being just a perpetual tear production factory for Planefag.I mean Nakatime gets darker and darker while the main quest has some bright moments.
So basically Naka is now a mind control witch. Whoever did this needs to be found, and shot in the back of the head with a shotgun.
>>44681787>So basically Naka is now a mind control witch. >Whoever did this needs to be found, and shot in the back of the head with a shotgun.
>>44681750Not that anon, but it's a multifaceted problem, if you ask me.
There are abyssal spies among us gentleman.
is there a nakatime pastebin somewhere? I'm way far behind
>>44681817>>44681787>>44681459>Spy>not SLEEPER AGENTTHE NUMBERS, SAILOR! WHAT. DO. THEY. MEAN?!
I'm not saying the person in real life, I mean I think an abyssal did this, therefore, needs to be shot. Stop jumping to conclusions so fast goddamnit!
>>44681811I'm legitimately expecting a shipslut to appear later down the line with that stars-and-stripes hair.
>>44681787Or maybe we should give him a pat on the back. Naka needs to realize that what she did was an accident, but if she could learn how to control it, if she could use it on Abyssls, then she just became twice as valuable as the Fubuki class combined.
>>44681416Ha.Ahahaha.Oh boy.If this shit is canon, and it seems like it is despite all the next level spoopy since it seems to reference the newest Naka time.Then any abyssal that shows any kind of sapience is going to be pulled apart bolt by bolt.
>>44681869I like your thinking, but how do we know it works on abyssals?
>>44681895Only one way to find out. Either way, if not on Abyssals, Naka's still valuable. Imagine the shit we could get Hate to do!
>>44681872>If this shit is canon, and it seems like it is despite all the next level spoopy since it seems to reference the newest Naka time.there's your answer anon
>>44681872Hmm. I do think it's got a good chance at being canon, but it also conflicts with one writeup, I believe. It's the one where HMS Campbelltown shows up and does a boarding action on,I think it was HMS King George V? Anyways, since Campbelltown/Buchanan (DD-131) shows up here, I'm not sure whether it could be full canon or no.
>>44681939Damn, another thing to keep caught up on. Ah well.
>>44681932Uh oh, watch planefag take this idea and use it. I'm totally calling it
>>44681750There's no real evidence about her actually sucking in combat, she's obsolete against warships made after 1920 not incompetent. Her sister proved it, Naka might not be able to be useful in a battleship slug fest where she first got injured but she wasn't supposed to go up against battleships in the first place.And Abyssal Naka was spotted commanding a fleet of Abyssal destroyers, clearly she isn't seen as useless by the other side.
>>44681939>>44681947 (me)Oh, well that answers that.
>>44681949In that case...Planefag. You're welcome.Hate. Sorry, bro. Nothing personal.
>>44681962Just that ill-fated (for her) battle sparked off the powder keg of issues Naka had.
>>44681750Exactly. She's assuming that there's a clear line between shipgirl and abyssal and once she crosses it she's done. That's just as fucking stupid as us assuming there's a clear line between ship and girl and they've got to be one or the other at any given time. They can be both -- she can be both.
Are there any other writeups coming? Or is that the thread for tonight?
>>44681939Fucking excellent.Antagonists that run on instinct are boring.And while baddies that have their own good reasons for what they do and make for interesting settings, fucking nothing beats a villain that you can enact relentless, remorseless violence on.Righteousness is the best feeling in the world.You don't bite the hand that feeds.
>>44681872Not a fan of the HMS Terror and her partner, anon?I don't suppose I could entice you to expand on this feedback?
>>44681993I doubt the whole "they are the enemy of all life" thing really helps there.
>>44681416Someone summarize what were these writeups about?
>>44681416>Abyssal boards a destroyer and mind controls herFFFFFFF
>>44681583please consult a style guide and break out of screenplay writing mode
Alright well, I'm gonna go ahead and sleep now. I leave you all with one last trinket to gaze upon.
>>44682033Not the anon in question, but while I've got a few reservations on the Buchanan schtick, I'm grudgingly calling myself a fan of this. Having enemies that have understandable reasons for being the enemy, yet also an enemy you have no qualms about killing is good. They've shown that quality in spades, so far.
>>44682057...I am legitimately uncertain of what you mean by this. I say this with no sarcasm or ill-intent: can you explain what you mean?Possibly explain it like I'm drunk, 'cause I am.
>>44682033Not him, but I'm not fond of how supernatural you're making it. Ice from nowhere, a ship turning into some sort of giant shark? thing, etc, are all much further into fantasy territory than anything in the quest or the other bits of writefaggotry. It doesn't really feel like it's the same setting anymore when that happens.
>>44682044Two British Age of Sail ships came back as boss abyssals, use research station in Shangri-La to listen in on boatslut nightmares and whisper little abyssal sweet nothings to Naka. One abyssal gets drunk. Oh, and a Clemson-class destroyer gets mind controlled via crazed abyssal fairies.
>>44681947That's the part of the series about Vanguard
>>44682095Noted. I was looking to play both with the Abyssal's primeval cheatery and with the stories of the Erebus & Terror themselves, but I'll cuss & discuss with PF as I continue in this vein. Staying within the feel of the setting's a prime concern for me. I 'preciate the feedback. And it's a gulper eel; other Abyssals have shark-like traits, that black chitin, etc. Erebus has a maw, to match her undying hunger.>>44682080Thanks for taking the time to read, anon!
Welp, time for me to crash.Good bloody work, gents, we've uncovered some very important points today.
>>44682171Ten bucks says that SAS commando faes take back Buchanan/Campbelltown.
>>44682218Agreed. I think I have at least a little better idea is how shipgirls tick. We'll see how Planefag decides to play it - but I'm hopeful we might be on the right track.
>>44681947Its the Duke of York.
>>44682033No no, they're fucking perfect.I'm a big fan of the Dresden Files.One of the reasons I'm a big fan is because I love the idea of something that thinks and feels, yet still manages to be totally unrepentantly evil, and then that thing gets torn limp from limb by good people that are just so fucking furious that something like that can exist.If you wanted a sympathetic villain then you're so goddam out of the ball park that you're on Mars.If you were going for a "Hey look at Erebus! She's one of the bad guys! This is what she does and what she thinks about it! HATE HER!" kind of thing? Grand slam my niggaAssuming planefag doesn't bail on this quest like his others, the thread where we removed that bitches citadel via her asshole, I'm going to be spamming macros like this every minute and a half, shit I might need a collage.
>>44682171You wouldn't happen to hang around in the IRC would you?
>>44682362I've been advised not to. There is a feeling that there would be...errors of translation.
>>44682391Either way I'm guessing you weren't aware of my writeups up till this point, specifically the one where I use Campbeltown.http://pastebin.com/UhnEeqp5
>>44682484Honestly? Not even a little. My apologies, my friend; Naka-chan got me into the quest wanting me to read Nakatime, and I read the actual story to have context for Nakatime. I have read literally no other writing besides the main quest and Naka.
>>44682089aright lemme pick a bit at random.terror is entering the broadcasting station and stops to check its page on wikipedia.you should shrink the infodump, or write what she sees and thinks instead, keeping us attached to her.english language class PTSD is kickin in so that's all the effort i'm gonna expend.don't forget that anything you see on 4chan is just an expression of opinion and personal tastes.
>>44682514Fair. Never been the best at exposition; I'll take another look at this when I'm sober and see what I can do better on it next time.
>>44682157There's also the story about Deutschland coming back and siding with humans despite the efforts of Abyssal Lutzow.
>>44682755Sex hair is right on target.
>>44682755Best Abyssal Knight
>>44682816Is clearly number 4.
I need something happier to read after this shit.
>>44681416this is too much mindfuckery for one night. First Naka and now this? i shuddered as i took in that poor destroyer's fate. Killing her crew destroyed her personality? that's bad. I can only hope that another boarding action can allow the ship's fairies to regenerate otherwise...
>>44682893We'll have to see, I'm afraid. Terror and Erebus have plans for their prisoner; otherwise they would have just thrown her into the crush outside and watched her die.
Please stop bullying Naka, I can't take it anymore
>>44682959>otherwise they would have just thrown her into the crush outside and watched her die>this was the alternative to brainwashing>this was also delayed a bit because after the completely reasonable strategic attack on a freighter, Erebus went around drowning each survivor by handYep, I'm already really looking forward to the "conclusion" of her character arc.