Welcome back, everyone, to the fiftieth installment of Mecha Space Pirate Quest! What a long, strange trip it has been, hasn't it? Speaking of long and strange, you're Roarke Starwind again for a while. Although there might be more Amos action later on tonight.Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mecha+Space+Pirate+Quest%2C+Collective+Game%2C+mechaMaster Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/sSHs0QmFUpgrade Menu: http://pastebin.com/QQQzkFZeList of Moves: http://pastebin.com/HSdyCe2yRogues' Gallery: http://pastebin.com/E9ZcDLfGLast time, you solved your problems by taking your shirt off, a move that your sainted mentor would have surely given a celestial thumbs-up to from the afterlife. Countess Loriette Marie le Kennedy is laying down and getting some air, Clemmy and Karen have resumed work on the S-Flowerhorn, and Samantha is pulling you along by the arm. She's wearing one of her frilly dresses, not her pilot suit or old military uniform, and seems to be in a very cheerful mood.
>>48855068Sam's excited, then again we did just take our shirt off.
When ee get a chance lets tell Gretchen we want to do an interview for her and for her to tell her fans we'll answer any question then send in to get as many people as possible watching, and then at the end we hype up our tourney
>>48855299Also check on Fatima
>>48855326Isn't she talking to the Caliph about Lori?
Of course, it's been about half an hour since what happened in the bay, time enough for Samantha to change out of her pilot suit and into the gown. As usual, it's long, dark, ruffled, very modest, and with lacy cups on the chest whose puffiness helps to obscure her small chest a little. "It's a pain, the Betta being so finicky." She says as she seats you in an ornate chair from a time before magnetic rollers, at a tiny table dainty enough to be described as cute. She bustles around, preparing the tea to her liking, and serving you with as much ceremony is possible in space. Her plain, white apron goes so well with the dress that you can tell both are her work. The dress itself would be perfectly ladylike without the apron, but with it, and with her lacy headband, it creates an unmistakable impression of maid-ness. Her smile is even warmer than the fragrant brew as she sits down across from you, looking delighted when she observes your expression upon tasting it, "It's good, isn't it?"[Continued]
>>48855347Yes. This, incidentally, is how you got the secret best result from that conversation, the way you also got the secret best result from your initial date with Samantha.
>>48855068Ey, made it. Been playing the new Super Robot Wars game and been trying to make the original Gundam with Mekton. Been trying to get the learning computer and special beam rifle just right.
>>48855427>special beam rifleHuh? AFAIK the OG Gundam's rifle wasn't really special. it was just the first of its kind.
>>48855427Im prettt sure the rifle was more of Amuro then the hardware
>>48855471>>48855493IIRC, that beam rifle was the first energy weapon of its kind. Prior to the G Project, all beam weaponry were starship-class only.
>>48855427The beam rifle of the original gundam was a first of its kind but rather not unique. Instead of feeding a beam weapon directly from the suit's generator, its host ship(White base) could instead charge magazines worth of shots(or individual e-caps, each of which was a bullet) so that it could be shot in a manner more like a conventional gun.So basically, a powerful beam weapon with a magazine size.
Oh Wong did you see who came back to /m/?
"Delicious." You confirm, "What's wrong with the Betta?" She makes a little face, "The Betta uses SOUL parts, but it has a smaller frame than most SOUL designs because it's built for stealth and infiltration. Almost all unnecessary weight has been stripped off of it. According to Karen, that's the cause of the problem, everything was built to be so efficient and the stealth modifications dictate so much of its space that it's a pain adding anything to it.""Maybe some external components? You could add another limb or something if you want more weapons?" You suggest.She shrugs, "Perhaps, but then those would have to be integrated into the cloaking system too, so it's expensive no matter what." She daintily sips her tea, and offers you some chocolate-dipped wafers."That's unavoidable. The Kaiser's weight has been bothering me, but...why are you giggling?" You look askance at her."R-Roarke, you're saying your mech is fat." She covers her mouth with her hands."The tonnage makes a difference to maneuverability, if it was a little more efficient I could upsize some of its components without it hurting me too much performance-wise. Besides, the Kaiser's weight is all muscle." You insist.She snickers, shaking her head, "Just don't phrase it that way around Karen."[Continued]
>>48855562Forgot my picture.
I tried my hand at making a pumpkinseed krieger after thinking about the gyan kreiger at the end of the last thread. Dont know if the shield being active is a bit of a liability or not. http://pastebin.com/WJCZLrsh
>>48855471Well, in a way the beam rifle was more armor piercing than anything else. It's why rather than going for heavy armor a lot of machines went with lighter once beam weapons became common since the beams made a lot of conventional armor useless. So I might give it armor piercing and magazines like >>48855558said. The learning computer will be a mix of INT boost gear, target analyzer, and the ACE system.
>>48855559Who? It has to be funny if you're mentioning it. I probably wouldn't recognize the name, so give me a little background.
>>48855562I am picturing a SD version of the Knuckle Kaiser on a treadmill and it is making me chuckle for no good reason.
>>48855597I don't think he would have to add ap since the built in difference between the beam and slug weapons in the book should be enough, since most of the armor in 0079 was made to handle bullets so while it looks weak it would be fine in canon>>48855610Claw Shrimpy, look at the toxic masculinty thread or the mamoru thread
>>48855579>http://pastebin.com/WJCZLrshI am legitimately impressed. Saved for the future, although it might get buffed further by things like...like the something. Yes, the something.
>>48855659>Claw ShrimpyYou mean the antispiral in disguise?
>>48855659I don't know who that is, but his posts in the TM thread are giving me a bellyache laughing at him. What's his deal?
>>48855698I don't know mich since I've just started going on /m/ but apparently he's a faggot whose become a sjw and uses makes everything about his victimization
>>48855670Copying things is something I have always been good at.
>>48855698He firmly believes that GaoGaiGar is the epitome of anime writing.
>>48855766> Galactic Robot Buccaneer quest coming soonSo I just finish Zeta and I have to ask, Did Reccoca really turn traitor just because she wasn't getting any dick?
>>48855874I was smiling before i read that Now according to my roommate i just have the most Disgusted expression on my face
>>48855766Although I had no idea what to do with the empty hand.
>>48855938It's hilarious because it's extremely obvious that he really, really, really wants to be like Mamoru and have a super cool onii-chan like Gai.
>>48855930Pretty much, and gassed a colony while she was at it. Zeta girls are crazy.
>>48856063I feel like every 15 minutes I asked myself if everyone had Autism
"I think my skull is thick enough to survive. She wouldn't hit me that hard." You think. She once bopped you pretty good with her wrench, you were unconscious for a while."Valor is quite alluring." Her smile widens, "You dirty peasant boy. Fufufu~" You grumble, "The last thing I need right now is to be worrying about that woman. She's more work than Fatima.""Are you saying I was the easiest hostage?" She giggles again."You clung to my ship through a warp gate, then grappled my First Mate." You point out, "You kidnapped yourself."She shrugs gracefully, "I knew where I wanted to be." She grins again, "...Which proved to be on an infirmary bed with a dirty peasant boy.""Isn't it odd for you to say that with such an aristocratic expression when you're dressed like a domestic servant?" You point out, "It feels more like you're my dirty peasant girl."Her smile becomes a little nostalgic, "Oh...this?" She reaches up and touches her headband, "Well, yes, my family is quite wealthy, but my parents were always very absorbed with their work. I know it sounds strange and you'll probably think less of me, but when I was a little girl I used to pretend the head maid was my mother. She was the most gentle, elegant, refined woman I knew, and I looked up to her a great deal. She raised Pierre and I like her own children. I wish I could say that dressing this way is how I remind myself that one's station doesn't necessarily reflect one's inner nobility...but to tell you the truth, I really just think it looks pretty and I always have." She smiles cheerfully, "Things aren't always complicated."[Continued]
>>48855930Yes. Yes she did. She wanted the Char dick and she did not get it.Now that I think about it, Quess in CCA went loco because she wanted Char's dick too.
>>48856099Fucking space madness man.
>>48856154Well if the character shes based on in this quest is anything like her and not the first mate we should be fine
>>48856099Pretty sure newtypes are just Space Autists Thunderbird.
>>48856154Char's dick is obviously the problem here. Quess is also one of the few characters that infuriated me enough to ruin an otherwise enjoyable movie.
>>48856224Thats becoming apparent quickly after every series I watch, ZZ is going to be interesting
>>48856243If CCA wasn't a movie I would have had the same problem I had with Macross, where I can't finish it because I hate the female lead and every time she's onscreen so much.
>>48856154Papsmear may have also had bullshit newtype brainwashing powers. Its kinda unclear if he's just really charismatic or is cheating. Also, have a custom laser rifle."Gerbera" Custom Machine gun: 6K +1 WP Autofire 5 27CPNow I just need to build the mech to house it. I was thinking of having a non ace version without the autofire custom gun, and an ace version with it and officer armor. Now, should I use the Gebera Tetra Kai for the normal unit, or the officer variant?
"Ah, speaking of clothes!" She claps her hands together, with an expression of excitement on her face, "I'm working on my uniform! For the Kestrels! I can't keep wearing military gear now that I'm a pirate, right? I wanted something a little dramatic, to show I'm a special character, but not too overstated. The headband stays, naturally. I just can't quite decide how long the skirt should be...ah, and of course, any other input you have is welcome." She smiles cutely.>[How long should Samantha's skirt be?]
>>48856305i fucking hate Minmay. I was so glad she ended up with that abusive manager/cousin
>>48856365>Well I have to take some measurements to give you an accurate answerAs short as we can, have her wear some stockings too
>>48856365>Well that depends on what you intend to do while wearing it, if you're bent over a console and it's too short I'll never get any work done
>>48856365knee length but super tight
We've had people write about how Roarke's a misogynist, I wonder when were going to go through>Roarke Badman
>>48856365Long enough to allow the absolute territory to appear. That small, magical space between the skirt and the stockings/knee socks.
>>48856600When the fuck did that happen? also checked
>>48856305Speaking of Macross, I wish I could get into that series, but the apparent focus on idol and relationship drama bullshit keeps me away.Why can't I just have a series about awesome transforming planes? Macross Plus was awesome and it didn't focus on that bullshit.
>>48856616Thread 38, Karen made the girl cry
This quest made me start watching the original Mobile Suit Gundam.Things I'm Wondering:Are Oscar and Marker the only people on White Base who aren't completely retarded?What's up with Char being so willing to murder civilians?
>>48856635You know what sells in japan now? Cute girls doing cute things. Stupid nips dont care about robots any more.
>>48856682In the beginning sure, but almost every member of the crew is rookies who weren't even in the military long at all, and Char doesn't really kill any civies if I remember right
>>48856682He probably figured out that after the colony drop nobody would notice a few extra dead civilians.Also Bright's pretty nonretarded. Amuro's decent most of the time.
>>48856635>>48856687Also people feel the need to add human drama to everything for some stupid reason. They seem to think people will enjoy it more than just having cool things do cool stuff.
"Garterbelts!" You insist almost before she's finished speaking.She blushes, "Yes, I already thought of that. And stockings. I know you like those too."You grin, "I always thought I was subtle."She smiles demurely, "I'm a trained intelligence officer.""Touche." You concede, "So what are you going to do while wearing this? If you're bent over a console and it's too short I'll never get any work done."She grins mischievously, "Bent over a console? I thought one sat at those. Whatever could you be thinking about, hm?" She licks her dark lips just a little, "I'm a pilot, not a bridge bunny, but I'm adding that to the list. On the bridge...you're too naughty, Roarke, it's not fair. You're corrupting me." She bats her eyelashes unconvincingly."You corrupted me and you know it." You reply, "You know, about stockings, a certain friend who's knowledgeable on the subject says that the zone between the top of a woman's stockings and the hem of her skirts is among the greatest things imaginable." She snorts with laughter, "Did he call it zatta ryusomething? Because I think I know which friend you mean."You nod solemnly, "I can't just dismiss the advice of the rightful shogun of Japan. I, too, wish to see this holy ground, this absolute territory." You lean across the table and clasp her small hands in yours, looking into her eyes, "Will you give me this glimpse of paradise, Samantha?"She nods, staring up at you, "You...you're entrusting it to me, so I can't let you down." She blushes a little, "I may have some challenges other girls don't, but I'll do my best to be a good wife." She blushes even more, "I...I never really expected you to ask me to...to be your wife so...so it made me really happy. I like all of the other girls, even if a certain one of them really probably would have pulled a sword on the Countess if you hadn't distracted her by being so cute." She leans up and pinches one of your cheeks.[Continued]
>>48856755Nothing makes me lose interest in something more than forced love triangles. Especially if it's already clear that one girl/boy is going to win in the end.
>>48856682How far are you anyway? Who are your favorite characters?
>>48856755That shit sells. Lightning from FFXIII idolised over there despite being a garbage character.>>48856720>>48856725Bright has some issues but honestly, it just seems like so much of the internal issues the crew has could be solved by talking to each other.On another note, I just finished the Episode where Ramba Real dies. I don't think I've been this sad about a character death in ages.
>>48856853>it just seems like so much of the internal issues the crew has could be solved by talking to each otherWelcome to 90% of dramas ever.Also if you play gihren's greed you can get to that point and get the option to give Ramba and his guys Doms to fight whitebase. If you do he takes it out and survives.
>>48856853Also, is it just me, or are the people who do the most critical damage to the Gundam women with issues?
>>48856928And that leads to the even better situation where you save the Tri-stars
>>48856945...why does anyone give a shit about the Tri-Stars? Didn't they only appear like, once? For five seconds, with a shitty combo?
>>48856928>>48856945Doesn't that make the game super-easy?
"And I'm going to do my best to get along with them all!" She resolves, "Karen's easily my best friend, the sort of sister I always wanted, Rosita is really refined and charming and she does her best even if she tries a little TOO hard, and...even if she's unstable, Clemmy definitely loves you more than she loves hitting people, and that's a really special miracle." She smiles sweetly, "I even get along with Fatima, even if she's not always as mature as she thinks she is." She glances around as if expecting the Martian woman to pop out of nowhere, "Did you ever think about why she was always so mean to you in particular?""I beat up her bodyguards and carried her off the bridge of her ship over my shoulder while she was wearing a nightgown, in front of her crew. Then I forced her into a pilot suit, wrapped it in tape so she couldn't kick the monitors out, and carried her back to the Kaiser." You explain.She blinks, then stares at you, "Really? You didn't duel her or anything? I sort of assumed..."You shrug, "No, she was napping and we took out her guards pretty quickly." That's a deliberate understatement. You did it singlehandedly in about ten seconds."I still think she was trying to make herself hate you so she could stay loyal to the man she was supposed to marry. She had it bad for you, Roarke, from the very first time I saw her. That's probably why she and Karen didn't get along at first." Samantha smiles as though it was obvious."Ah. Hmm." You're quite witty today. You wonder what else Samantha has figured out about people that you hadn't noticed yourself, you always thought it was your impressive harmonica-playing skills that won her over, "Why are we talking about other women when I'm here with you?" You smile at her.She smiles back, and pushes the table carefully to one side without spilling its contents, "Because I don't intend to do any more talking. That's why." Quick as a cat, she pounces.[Continued]
>>48856966Kind of, but the Ai cheats and might end up making 15 Magellan in a turn when it takes you three to make a Musai>>48856962They're memorable, and I find the characters fun. How many people just come out in gundam and just pull off combos
>>48856966Oh, another question, why are all these decent guys fighting for one of the most evil regimes in human history?
>>48856962Because three ace pilots in three custom mechs can do a lot of damage.>>48856966I'm not sure but I think amuro survives. Plus the real difficulty comes from the army of other mechs the feddies crank out every turn. Unlike the show they are not shy about handing out the prototype gundams.
>>48856966Not really, since Zeon's only real hope of winning is by blitzing the feds before they can start mass producing high end GMs like the Commands and sniper 2s.taking out White Base just means that the show's event chain ends.
>>48857022Why did Robert E. Lee fight for the Confederacy?The Spacenoids had legitimate grievances and Zeon was always portrayed as morally grey and honestly having a point except for their die-hard determination to be led by psychopaths. In ZZ, Neo Zeon was doing so little wrong that Haman Karn had to remove potato with Mashmyre "I swore on this rose to be gentle to civilians" Cello just to establish that Neo Zeon was the bad guys and the AEUG was still good.
>>48857022Snappy uniforms, sleek mechs, beautiful haired princes, souls not weighed down by gravity, ect
>>48857055>running around africa tearing shit up with desert and cannon zakus>invade a new territory>time to rape some more tanks and jets>two teams of ground gundams and a team of guntanks>o-ok well they cant be that strong>get into combat >mfw
>>48857022Well, from what we are told (but not what we see), the space colonies and such had some issues that Earth could have helped with. Legit stuff, but not NEARLY enough to cause the war and such. The issue came form everyone in charge being fucking monsters, and the people under them being inexplicably loyal to the death to said monsters. One can only assume it's due to guys like Char. Man was a fucking piece of trash, and should have been hung by the neck until dead for the evil, psychotic shit he did, and just generally being human refuse. Buuut, he was also obscenely charismatic and the sort of ace that other aces wish they could be. Raw magnetism that lets people look past his evil shit and just see the ultra-cool badass.
>>48857068Classic Zeon is has legitimate point about independence but they threw that out of an airlock when they attacked colonies with poison gas fudged the drop n the one that fell on Australia.So yeah, pretty ok if you ignore the genocide.
>>48857148Fun fact, Garma's custom Zaku is the best ground ace suit for a long time. Pass him around all your S types and put you best aces into them.then watch as the feds melt before you.
>>48857156Keep in mind, the Federation government is like the EU but worse. Like, if the UN had actual power. The Federation literally sold a giant asteroid to a man whose modus operandi was crashing giant asteroids into Earth, because he paid them with gold and the elites knew they could get offworld. The Federation is like...imagine if /pol/ was right all along and the globalist illuminati won. It's that bad. Consider how little time it took the Titans to crop up if you don't believe me.
>>48857156>tfw I now realize that this is exactly how General Fairchild views us
>>48857200I'll have to work up to that again. Lost all my saves when my last computer got fucked. Still managed to get the PS2 iso off of it though and that fucking thing is harder to find than gold.
>>48857225Yeah, fair point. Both sides were a shit show. Good men and women fighting for causes they believed in, with the heads of their groups being corrupt and/or insane assholes. >>48857256Well... yeah. We're pretty much this setting's Char, except we're not a psychotic, evil pedophile. Also, putting on my name because I'm vain as shit.
Hm, I think I'll let you guys choose on this one.Would you rather do the interview with Gretchen, or do more Amos stuff? Amos will likely involve more combat, either tonight or next time I run.
>>48857276We might still crash an asteroid into Earth.
>>48857276Were Char mixed with Papsmear and Trieze>>48857225My dislike of the Feddies is pushing me to side with Zeon even though I know the Feddies are in the right>>48857306Lets go interview, the idea of Roarke answering his fan's questions will be great
>>48857306Lets do the interview with Gretchen
>>48857068The difference is that the Confederacy wasn't directly responsible for a third of the US's population being completely wiped out.>>48857083>>48857156Ah, right. Charisma. Gihren is pretty much Space Hitler.What were the legitimate grievances though?
>>48857306Gretchen I also want to call the duke. It seems rude to let him learn of our deeds from a reporter.
>>48857306>interview with Gretchen
>>48857362Probably space taxes.
>>48857362>He doesn't know about Stonewall Jacksons plan to crash hundreds of ships into major ports in the north
>>48857306Amos. Let's water the fields with dirty Avalonian blood.
>>48857306Interview sounds more fun
>>48857362Well, foremost was that what the spacenoids saw of Earth was mainly the paradise like spots. Tourist cities, nature preserves, etcetera. They never saw the slums and third world shit. So they thought Earth was a paradise while they were stuck in tin cans that were usually nice enough, but had problems. Further, the colonies weren't really self sufficient, so they were on somewhat tight leashes so they could keep their shipments of supplies coming in. Pluuus like's been said already, the Feddie higher ups were pieces of shit, so there's probably a lot of shady shit we don't explicitly know about that they did and had issues with. Long story short, they thought Earth were utter assholes, and wanted independence from them. I am massively oversimplifying, and missing some key points, but that's the basics.
Watching the show, getting this setting info dump and reading this quest really makes me want to run the Quest of Kai Shiden: Asshole Extraordinaire.
>>48857473Just wait till Zeta
>>48857493How's ZZ? I've heard a lot of mixed opinions on it.
>>48857514Haven't seen it yet
>>48857473Mobile operative: GunSpyKai Shiden, C-108."Shiden, Kai Shiden."
A few hours later, you go stumbling out of Samantha's room. She's curled up on her bed, tuckered out, and you flick the lights off as you go. You cleanse yourself, then go wandering in search for Gretchen, because you expect she's made her way onto the ship to check the flight data from the Pumpkinseed IIs her friends took to Mars.Unfortunately, you're still not used to the new Rhinehawk, so you wind up at the mess hall. Which is fortunate, because you see Gretchen eating in a corner, with her friends surrounding her. All five of them are fussing over Athena, who is playing with some of Gretchen's mech figurines.You also see something rather shocking. The Countess is sitting at a table, trying not to grimace every time she bites into a meal bar. Sitting across from her, munching contentedly, is old Basil Montgomery. The two are speaking rather intently, and the Countess is looking more and more downcast. Eventually, with a nod to her, he gets up and walks away, saluting you in passing. The golden-haired girl hunches down over her food, but as you walk by, she grabs your arm as though she somehow saw you coming, "That man, you would say he is an honest one, yes? You trust him, no?"[Continued]
>>48857584Basil was the security chief of that colony right?
>>48857637Oh ya, he's probably been talking shit about Greenmen for a long while
>>48857663He was probably relating the death of his colony.That reaction from the Countess. Speaks rather well of her, actually.
>>48857637He's also a war vet with no real incentive to spout the party line. He might be talking about those experiences.
>>48857421>the colonies weren't really self sufficient, so they were on somewhat tight leashes so they could keep their shipments of supplies coming inSo Full Frontal was wrong? The Sides couldn't just economically declare independence from the Earth?
"I do, why?" You don't resist too hard as she tugs you down next to her. "Basil's a steady hand, and he's good at training the new recruits."I smell a different perfume on your collar this time, Rowarc." She comments archly."That's one of the occupational hazards of being a space pirate, Countess. It's a danger I've braved more times than I can count." You respond plainly."So I am sure, naughty boy." She rallies herself a little and manages to smile, "Rowarc, for causing a scene, I am so sorry. You are an officer, I cannot be forgiven for making you humiliate yourself in front of your people. Mon poor duckling." She ruffles your hair until it's sticking up all over the place. "Please, they should be used to me being shirtless by now." You protest. Across the cafeteria, you see Mohammed sitting with Avi and some of the other crew. Shukriya, Fatima's cousin, is laughing and patting his head as if he was a kitten. You share a long-suffering glance.She becomes more serious, "Oui? Ah, but that is enough of the pleasantries. There are things I must know." She sighs deeply, "Sir Baseel, he has told me much that is hard to accept. The good along with the bad." Her fists clench, "He told me about New Aleppo and the child bombers. He told me about the smoke that blotted out the sky and the spores that made men kill their comrades. He told me about a thousand terrible things." Her shoulders shake a little, and her voice nearly cracks, "Are they true, Roarke? Are they all, really, true?">[Yes, probably]>[He might have exaggerated a little...]
>>48857726Not really, no. The sides needed regular shipments of supplies and fuel and such. Ok, take a regular, modern day city. Put it in a bubble. Can it survive? Spoilers: Fuuuck no.
>>48857726Back then, they couldn't. Full Frontal's time was much later and things probably had changed by then.
>>48857779>>[Yes, probably]We have no reason to doubt Basil, he seems like a real honest guy
>>48857779>[Yes, probably]Don't sugarcoat it, the horrors of the great war are not something that can be ignored.
>>48857779>>[Yes, probably]Genocidal super soldiers dont play.
>>48857779>[Yes, probably] It was a horrible, horrible war. Everyone who was involved in it came back broken in some way.
>>48857779>>[Yes, probably]Hes not the only one on my crew who has such feelings.OOC: Wong, the stuff about the child bombers, does roarke know them to be true?
>>48857798Especially after you gas a whole colony and send many more people to their deaths.Lot less mouths to feed.
>>48857779 "Yes Both sides in the war were fighting a war of survival and did not dare to think of the consequences of not using Horrible methods of warfare"
>>48857779>>[Yes, probably]"Although honesty compels me to admit that even if you shot your lady tomorrow, your enemy would likely still wish to conquer Avalon. The Green Men being vile certainly doesn't make my home saints. Just the lesser of two evils."
>>48857798Its also questionable as to whether they were talking about a single side of colonies or all of them in aggregate when they talked about a lack of self sufficiency.
>>48857779>Yes, Probably.If anything else there are enough shell shocked veterans and examples available that even removing the old media shenanigans there was plenty of proof of wrong doing. Killed a lot of innocent people, and made a good number of monsters as well.Whatever their reason, it was not worth the price and loss of life.
Tickled pink that you liked my stuff enough to use it Mr. Wong, I'm working on some more stuff but in the meantime...
>>48858032Holy shit anon, thats really good. Is that all you?
>>48857779>[Yes, probably]the fact that the Jovians and Martians don't sugarcoat the shit they did to take Mars should say something about the crazy shit that happened during the war. I'm honestly curious about what they did whitewash (besides Floyd Beck).
>>48858032And here's just the shadow, I know they're supposed to be identical but I couldn't resist giving them that hologram look.
>>48858052Nah, I'm the guy who did all the pregnancy memes and the 2 title cards from last time. I've been brushing up on my editing skills.
"Yes. My mom..." Your voice drops a little, it's not a pleasant memory, "My mom piloted a support Garron. They're not frontline mecha, so she didn't see the worst of it, but it still cut her deep inside. Even years after the war, she'd get tremors when she tried making salad. She made good potatoes, but when it came to cutting greenery, she just couldn't do it without losing her head. Dad never bought her flowers on their anniversary, it was always chocolates, she'd share them with us and say it was protection against losing her figure." You shake your head, "We never asked her for stories about the War, but dad mentioned once that she got a little too close to one of the Green Men and was forced into close combat. In a Garron. A lot of her friends died, apparently. Seeing that kind of terror in your own parent's eyes just from some lettuce or roses is something you don't want anyone else to experience." Your own voice is pretty subdued. "I won't say it was all the Green Men, not after the Green Skulls terrorized the Belt the way they terrorized Mars during the Cleansing, but nobody's hands were clean, monstrous things happened and the Green Men were guilty of a lot of them. They destroyed entire worlds, Lori, entire planets. I can't even imagine a planet being just...wiped out.""Sir Baseel was from a colony I know of. Le Duc told me of it, the one who fired was of noble blood and a member of le Rothschild family like the Duke himself, and the Duke slew him without hesitation. Ritual suicide is offered to one's lord much more often than it it accepted, so I hope the boy was sincere when he proffered his life." She shakes her head, "Better he had not fired. Even if the ship was damaged, even if it put our mission at risk, I believe in the honor of the knights of Avalon and that we would have bravely triumphed regardless. We are soldiers, we accept the risk of death when we don our armor and take up weapons, civilians make no such decision."[Continued]
>>48858061Also here'e the base image I used for the Archen.
>>48858061Still real good work anon
>>48857834Yes. They had spore bombs surgically implanted inside them. Some had conventional explosives instead. It varied. It's one of the better-known horrors of the Cleansing of Mars, along with the Martians eventually burning entire cities and shooting anyone who tried to escape to be absolutely sure they didn't leave any tainted survivors.
>>48858061How did you do that?I like to draw myself and I might want to use that effect for a project or two.
>>48858090When the great battle it is the little who are crushed under their heels.
>>48858135Duke Eustace de Rothschild-Beauchamps, yes. Head of the Rothschild family despite originally being a bastard begat on a farmgirl, one of the Lady's earliest followers.
>>48858197>Rothschild>Follows the lady>Bastard who became head of the familyHow can anyone thing this guy is worth our trust
>>48858150I separated the image into 3 layers with different opacity, 50 on top, 60 in the middle and 70 on bottom. then on the top layer i used the filter under Distort > Wind for the top and left it at right, then the second layer I used the same layer but selected left, and the bottom I used Gaussian(sp?) blur at 8 pixels.Then I merged all three layers and applied Distort > Video for the final touch.
>>48858137>Yes. They had spore bombs surgically implanted inside them. Some had conventional explosives insteadButcher approves.
>>48858250Depends on how he rose up to the Head of his family. With how their society is build, he might have been uplifted with the aid of his lady.
>>48858276Goddamnit can't believe I forgot to post the image.
>>48858250well, when your direct opposite is Harmoine Fairchild, you start to look pretty good. But yeah, I'd trust him to serve clean tea to a guest, but not to tell the truth.
>>48858150>>48858268Using Gimp btw, that's probably an important detail...
>>48858337Much obliged good sir.
"Suleiman 1. I was there before it was destroyed. Initially, the UJCIDF blamed me for it." You manage to smile wryly.She tsks angrily, "Le Gas Knights are honorless curs, it surprises me not they would blame mon duckling for their ineptitude most gross."You frown at her, "Easy, now, I'm marrying two of them.""Two!? You poor soul!" She shakes her head firmly, "Keep them in line, or they will be unmanageable." She sighs, "I am distracting myself on purpose, I fear. Ooohhh..." Her shoulders slump, "Ma Déesse. I cannot side with such actions as I have heard, no matter the cause. The Lady's people did things that were unforgivable, things barbare et monstrueux!" Her fist hits the table so hard you're surprised she didn't bend the frame, heads turning around to stare at you all around the mess hall from the noise, "I cannot tolerate it! I shall NOT tolerate it! Yet the Lady herself was not on Mars, non? She was innocent. Sometimes, family goes astray, it is not her fault." She looks up at you with tears in her eyes for the second time today, "I...I am not responsible for this...this evil for being one of her Paladins, non? Please, Rowarc, please tell me I am not a monster.">[You are a monster, actually]>[You're not a monster at all]
>>48858250not only his he Space Kirito but he is also a Space Jew?!So he's a Ferengi?
>>48858426>[You're not a monster at all]
>>48858426>>[You're not a monster at all]Headpat the woman.
>>48858426>>[You're not a monster at all]The fault lies with the Lady
>>48858426>>[You're not a monster at all]>Its not your fault for following someone you didn't know the truth about, besides your motives are in the right place
>>48858426>[You're not a monster at all] You follow a woman who has done, from what you know, nothing but good for your people. The Green Men were people, same as humans. I can believe, or atleast, I can hope, that one of them was a good person. And I cannot blame you for following her.
>>48858426>[You are a monster, actually]As much as Roarke seduces we don't know what extra things were added to her. Maybe nerve agents are released at the time of death? Who knows?
>>48858426>>[You're not a monster at all]
>>48858426>>[You're not a monster at all]You're human. Prone to all the things humans feel and suffer through. Thats the important thing. You humanize your opponents and you face them like humans. Space may have divided it, but we're all humans trying to live and doing what we think is right.Except Miles. I think Miles is in it for the laughs. Hi Miles!
>>48858426>You're not a monster at allBut i fear i am the only one that sees it that way
>>48858426>[You're not a monster at all]>Your a woman, like any other. Your choices are your own, and for your actions you are accountable. But you also wear a uniform. A uniform has the history of all of those who wore it before you behind it. So you too will bear those grudges and the hate for past actions. But as for the woman past the uniform, I have great faith she'll make the right choices when it comes to it. While they say clothes make the women I hope others will see past them as well.
>>48858250Well, for starter, he's not main branch Jew and is a bastard so any real claim to that name or the training involve wouldn't be ingrained to him. Also, if he was that jewish, he'd try and have us pay for the drink.Second, I think it's pretty damn hard to say anyone is untrustworthy just because they follow the Lady. She herself may not be, but by the sounds of it, she pretty much picked a bunch of kids and cripples with loose ties and big problems for her paladins. Give them nice bodies, good positions, and legitimize them and you have some highly devoted guard dogs.Besides, Avi is a Jew as well and he's done nothing but help us.
>>48858426>[You're not a monster at all]"The past is the past. If I were before her, I would ask how many deaths are worth killing the Caliph? To kill Rudolph Merrow? To avenge a family that brought it on themselves? I'd ask the Jupiter the same question. How many deaths is it worth killing your lady?"
>>48858591The son of a bitch is like 50 years old. Plenty of time to get up to nefarious shit.
>>48858600>How many deaths is it worth killing your lady?Fucking shitloads since she can clone more greenmen.
>>48858662She explicitly can't though.
Privately, you don't think the Lady of the Woods is as innocent as she thinks. Nobody who makes human mecha 'rain from the sky' while fighting solo against Floyd Beck, Rudolph Merrow, and whatever units they brought with them is an innocent pacifistic flower girl of peace and understanding. On the other hand, you don't know her. Maybe she was the one exception. Maybe she really was crying for the people her kin slaughtered and the Duke was wrong. You don't know enough to be certain either way.What you do know is this, "You're not a monster at all." You pat her head, and she makes a cute little oofing sound in surprise as you ruffle her hair. It has incredible thickness and volume, and is obviously meticulously cared for, "You're human. Prone to all the things humans feel and suffer through. That's the important thing, you humanize your oponents and you face them like humans. Space may have divided us, but we're all humans just trying to live the best we can, doing what we think is right." The image of Miles pops into your head, but you don't want to destroy the Countess' view of humanity by discussing Miles, "You follow a woman who has done, from what you and by extension I know, nothing but good for you and those you care about. The Green Men were people, it's always possible at least one was a good person, and I cannot blame you for following her. That said, your choices are your own and you're accountable for no one else's sins...but you wear a uniform, and that uniform has history that can and will make you face the grudges left by the War. It's going to be a trial, but I have faith you'll make the right decisions." You smile."She IS a good person! The best person! When you meet her...when WE meet her, together, you will know!" She throws her arms around you, "Oh Rowarc, you will be a Paladin superb!" She nestles against you, her voice elevated and full of tremulous cheer.[Continued]
>>48858683Fuck No we won't can we make that clear please...
>>48858744Ya, say it in a nice way but make it clear. Fuck the greenmen were not siding with them
>>48858744Yeah fuck that. I ain't serving some moistened bint.... er arboreal whore.
>>48858793Is she chucking Scimitars at people?
>>48858798Nah scimitars are Martian mechs. (I think) Shes hurling genemods and whatever the Avalon mechs are called.
One more piece of fanart from me then I'm spent for the night.
>>48858744Damn Straight, we serve no one.We are, have always been, and with god as our witness, will die as pirates, free from any flag or creed save our own.
>>48858859Grade A man.That's some quality work right there.
>>48858859Too hard to read the font. Otherwise quite good
>>48858879I'll post an alternate with the font from the OP
>>48858900Its more the gold coloring that throws me off really, though the font doesn't help.
>>48858841Utterly legit. Saved and canon.By the way, I decided to go with this for the Jovian flag, sans the text and with the crimson replaced with purple (I gave up on red, white, and blue since purple, gold, and white fits Jupiter much better), if anyone wants to take a crack at that.
>>48858843>Damn Straight, we serve no one."I am Roarke Starwinf, and I am here to ask you a question. Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow?'No,' says the man on Terra, 'it belongs to the Earth.''No,' says the man on Mars, 'it belongs to God.''No,' says the woman in the UJCIDF, 'it belongs to Me.'I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose…Dude McCool's kickass pirate base!
>>48858859>>48858032Truly, today is a good day.
>>48858925Do you want the 4 and the stars to stay too?Just want to know before I get too deep in this.
>>48858925I still have the xcf, i'll change it in a bit.
>>48858685If she could clone herself some extra manpower, she wouldn't need the cripples and the cosplayers to fight for her.
>>48858925Here's my take on it.
>>48859032Argh, it hurts my eyes to look at it
"No, I won't." You don't want to sadden her, but this has to be made absolutely clear."Non? But it is a reward tremendous!" She looks up at you, frowning, "Rowarc, do not be so hard on yourself. Your birth is not an object, so..."You put a fingertip on her lips, "I serve no one but my people. I am, I have always been, and I will surely die as, a pirate free from any flag or creed but my own."She pouts, "You would think differently if you met her. All of humanity would.""My mind is made up." You smile and ruffle her hair again, "I'm very stubborn when I have to be. Besides, it would put my people in danger.""Fence-sitting will make your bottom sting, mon duckling." She grumbles."My fence is the asteroid belt. It's quite wide enough for me." Your smile doesn't falter, neither does your resolve. You're your own man, and you're responsible for enough people without taking on a flag and a cause you didn't choose.Richard and Miles pass by, and you hold a fist up. Richard taps it with his own, and pauses to see what you want, "What's up, Dude?""Take the Countess to the comms room, link up with Auditorium's ansible, and get in touch with the Duke. He needs to know what's happening, and he should be on Auditorium at the same time as the others for the concert, tournament, and negotiations." You explain, standing up.The Countess stands as well, "Negotiations?">[What say?]
>>48859024>>48858859kaiser needs his grin, but other than that its pretty good.
>>48859032How about a blue instead of the purple and the stars are purple?
>>48858925Not my best work, but I suppose it's decent for a rush job.
>>48858970The Jupiter symbol and stars can stay, yes, although the red stars should and red part of the circle should obviously become purple.
>>48859083'esus fokkin' christ
>>48859058What did you expect?>>48859072Mr. Wong asked for purple. Maybe a darker shade.
>>48859068"For your return of course."
>>48859068I did tell you I was ransoming you right?
>>48859068I misread the post, I thought he wanted blue
>>48859071It was actually weirdly difficult to find a smirking mech that wasn't Starscream.... So I settled for that bit.
>>48859032Here's version 2
>>48859068>certain parties have offered vast sums of money for your head. I figured it would only be fair to have all the interested parties, the Duke included make their offer
>>48859131we need someone to draw this grin on that robot
>>48859068>For your release.
>>48859234Its already got a bad ass grin though.
"For your return, of course. You knew you were being ransomed, right?" You smile cheerfully. Just keep smiling, Roarke. Keep smiling and hope you avoid another explosion of knightly rage. "Oui. I am pleased you are welcoming our nobility with Strider jousts and performances by minstrels, but...what others?" Her eyes narrow just slightly."Certain parties have offered vast sums of money for your head. I figured the most fair thing to do would be to have all interested parties, including the Duke, make their offer. That way, it makes it plain that I'm neutral. Simply giving you back without giving the Martians and Jovians a chance to bid would give my enemies in the UJCIDF the excuse they need to launch a full military strike on me." "All of this could be avoided by choosing the right side, Rowarc." She warns, trying not to puff up with indignation. "The Duke is wealthy and Avalon is generous, and I have no doubt that the Lady will offer most handsomely for my return, but...the most obvious gift she has to give, you would refuse shortsightedly. Mon duckling, this is difficult, what will become of me if we cannot match their offer? If, say, the Jovians offer a hundred starships and all your crimes, they are erased, or they declare this ring of stones in space your fief eternal and outside their laws? What then?">[What say?]
>>48859269True, but I think the Kaiser's grin is supposed to be showing teeth. The smirk is badass, but Guts' grin explains the OH GOD FUCKING SAVE ME reactions we get when the grin procs.
>>48859300>The easy choice isn't always the right one
>>48859300I assure you that regardless of the actual offers your safety is among my highest concerns.
>>48859318SecondedAlso remind her we're looking for whoever would treat her humanely.(We've all agreed to tell Fairchild to fuck off right?)
>>48859300She's funny. As if Fairchild would offer -that- much. Also, Roarke's body is a temple. You don't put statues of a different god in your temple. All there is room for is his pure manliness. She needs to stop acting like this genetic uplifting fuckery is a good thing for everyone, Roarke worked hard for his shit, he doesn't need a shortcut. Ree.
>>48859300"They are too greedy to offer that"
>>48859362No make her bid it will drive up the Greenmen to give us more, and if we don't like any offers then we keep her
>>48859300>Give her a big grin "Then I would have a hundred new starships to take you back with"
>>48859362What if, if Fairchild wins, we just take the Countess back afterward?We're pros at that by now.
>>48859234Doesn't really work, I think. The grin needs to be 100% Glasgow-smile-wide Khorne-tier bloodthirsty. A smirk doesn't really work, because it also reflects emotions other than undiluted bloodmurderkill.
>>48859362basically.It really doesn't matter how good the deal the UJCIDF offers us is, She's going to try and kill us as soon as she gets a chance.
>>48859387Definitely include this.
>>48859300The best option is really to privately convince the martian delegate that Luvia is likely to eventually turn against her lady if we send her back, and that's in their interest anyway. The fact that this is probably actually true just makes it easier to convince them. Maybe we can even get payed twice!
>>48859423yeah, the teeth don't match the eyes at all. thats a shame.
>>48859464Or she goes back, asks the lady about all of this and then gets a first class ticket to the brainwashing center
>>48859476Then what do you propose we do?
>>48859423>That is a badass poster>Mecha Space Pirate Quest Movie when
>>48859486Hear all the offers and unless there really good just say none of them are good enough and were keeping her
>>48859300Considering our experience in the last while when it came to that sort of thing, we consider the continued care of our hostages rather important.>>48859362Honestly, if push comes to shove I say we ask for more than just money. PoWs that the Avalonians captured for example could be used to Ransom back for the money and also allows the Martians and Navy to save face. 1 Paladin goes back missing a ton of funds, 500 Jovians and Martians return home, hopefully unharmed.
>>48859464Probably true. If we spin it as "Worse case, they get an ace back after paying for it, best case she shoots the bitch and causes a civil war." We can probably avoid blowback from ransoming her.
I think we need to share and sort this out with someone who has greater political brains than us.Fatima and sam.
>>48859496>breather arc where Roarke Starwind gets contracted to play Roarke Starwind in the upcoming movie adaptation of the popular video game Mecha Space Pirate's Quest, Mecha Space Pirate's Quest: The Movie never
>>48859543>Critics reeeing at this Roarke impersonator who does the piss poorest job at imitating Roarke StarwindBad writers, not even once.
>>48859572>Critics claim thats its historical fiction and that everythings made up to make Roarke look better
You give her a big grin, "Then I would have a hundred new starships to take you back with, to my fief that is outside their laws.""Rowarc, you are being silly." She huffs.Miles interjects with a cheeky grin of her own, "Nope, he's completely serious. If there's high-grade muff on the line, he'd wrestle a tiger and invade Mars in a produce transport ship.""What is this 'moff'?" The Countess asks suspiciously, "Like the furry thing that covers the face in cold weather, non?""What? No, I mean pus-" Miles manages to say before Richard interrupts."What she means is that your safety is at the top of Dude's list of concerns. He's got a soft heart." The big man smiles. Richard's smile is the most gentle-looking thing about him, a window into the soul of a man whose hobby is meticulously growing and shaping zero-g hydroponic bonsai trees, the only person you've never heard speak a single harsh word to an enemy over Bluegill Joe. "I guess the secret is out." You sigh, "I have no intention of seeing you executed by them. Doubly so if it means a feather in Fairchild's cap. If, after you go back, you choose to seek death on the battlefield...that's your decision, but I'll mourn you, even if I mourn alone. But if none of the offers I get are any good, I'm keeping you. Say hello to the Duke for me! Oh, Richard, Miles...keep my decision quiet. I'm not stupid enough to think that certain women wouldn't be angry if they found out I don't want to see Lori killed. I know she's killed a few Martians in battle, so have I, she gave me a good fight and if I'm going to hell for sparing her then I'll go smiling." The Countess leans down and surprises you by kissing your cheek, then claps her hands, "Mon escorts, to your communications room! Toot sweet, I must report mon failure and hope my people pay for me." She glances back at you, then gestures imperiously for Miles and Richard to lead her where she wants to go. They depart, and you finally get to relax.[Continued]
>>48859472Mistakes were made.
>>48859543The movie version manufactures a completely fictional romance between Colonel Hatsheput (played by an actress half her age) and Roarke.Mohammed is played by a professional wrestler with a huge beard and mustache.
>>48859644 as edgy as it sounds, try red pupils with black whites. and maybe shrink the eyes a bit.
>>48859664>they cast that shitty knockoff Red Siren idol as HatsheputI mean, I've rioted for less.
>>48859644Remove the pupils, perhaps?
>>48859664Samuel L. Jackson... as Oda
>>48859697Knowing Oda they could probably get him
>>48859664Oda is played by a effeminate male with purple hair and glasses.
>>48859644>>48859696Standard Gundam eyes might be better.
>>48859687Canonically the Knuckle Kaiser has white eyes, I remember because of thinking that in the dark it would look purely black and white aside from thruster glow.
>>48859709>Oda is completely okay with this
>>48859664Richard is is played by a little girl and Miles is turned into a gentle big sister figure.
If real weebs were like Oda, they would rule the world.
>>48859716They age up Athena and give her a shitty Romance with Moe
The negotiations if we can get gretchin to Televise them live, would be an Excellent Point to declare Ourselves independent And any colony in the belt that would follow us,
>>48859697Yes, but the film you want already exists
>>48859734We should save that for the Tourney so Fairchild and her men aren't here to cause shit
>>48859664Fatima is not white, and played by the descendant of Scarlet Johansson
>>48859740Oh shit! That's the number two! Oh shit, Oda is technically our number two. Goddamn it.
>>48859750* now whitedamn it
>>48859750Master Asia is shockingly well casted
>>48859746Thats the beauty of his plan though, If we don't let them Know the meeting is being broadcast we can show the people Their reactions Unedited.
Random question, is Sam flatchested?
>>48859758Maybe if alot of our people die and Oda needs some VENGEANCE. Otherwise I prefer his lovable and lighthearted weeb shaq persona.
>>48859789As much as justice allows.
>>48859789Nope. They're small, though.
>>48859789I don't think she's done much to boost her bust, so yeah, and its not like she'd grow them naturally.
>>48859801>we play Alt-universe Mecha Space Pirate in which Roarke and everyone else is killed and the only survivor is OdaWould participate.
>>48859783Should we Talk to Gretchen about getting a full JNN crew on site to cover the tournament and the concert in addition to her covering the negotiations?Leave Fairchild no wiggle room to pull anything with all this unrestricted live coverage
>>48859644Changed some of the sizes and took out the pupils.This would probably be easier if I were the guy who originally did the poster and had access to all the original files.
>>48859824>>48859820>>48859789I'm assuming the question meant boychest-levels of flatness, though, she's not that flat but still flat enough for justice.
>>48859740>>48859758>>48859801Actually Wong can we have an arc where Oda's estranged brother challenges him for the leadership of his crew as well as his fine nippon product enterprise. With gratuitous amounts of proper tea ceremony and wapanese (blapanese?) before a dramatic duel preceded by a battle haiku. Which proceeds to devolve into a your waifu preference is shit argument with very little actual fighting or danger.
>>48859859And then both go RYU GA WAGA
>>48859846ah, that hinders some of the pilot suit options I was toying with, Thanks.
>>48859835as the lazy fuck who posted the Guts picture. I applaud your efforts. Im liking the eyes, by the way
"Breaking news! A scandalous new affair across the lines of the battlefield!? A rescue turned romantic!? A certain ace reporter who very kindly accepted the request to babysit a certain very cute little girl would simply love to know!" Gretchen slides smoothly, with pizzazz, into the seat across from you, propping her chin on her elbow and staring you in the eye.Athena giggles from across the mess hall. The Maximum Thrusters crew are doing her hair."Just who I wanted to see." You smile at her, "Hello Gretchen. Cuter than ever, I see.""If you're going to compromise my journalistic integrity, mister, do it when we're alone and I can make it fun for you." She waggles her eyebrows cheerfully."Alright. As soon as we're done here." You smile warmly at her."W-what? Really? Oh...I...I should have worn sexier underwear or something..." She blushes."What's underneath is sexier than any underwear. First things first, I need to put out an interview regarding this hostage. Naturally, exclusive coverage goes to you." You wink and begin to lay out your proposal.>[Detail for me again what you had planned for this interview?]
>>48859801>>48859831>AU where Roarke defects to Avalon>after Badlands Showdown with former Iron Kestrels First Mate Mohammed, Oda obtains Moe's EMW katana, given to him by his late lover Regina ("He barely had any Green Man enhancements!)>Oda proceeds on to defeat the Knuckle Kaiser with the new katana, and then fight Roarke himself in CQC in an increasingly shounen-tier multiple-stage final fight with energy beams flying everywhereIt writes itself!
>>48859872Hm, like what?I thought the question really was asking if she'd undergone a future version of hormone therapy.
>>48859889Have her tell her fans to send in questions and we'll get to as many of them as we can, talk about our recent engagements both waifus and military all to get peoples attention, and then before the end we bring up the joint concert and the Tourney and hype them up
>>48859911>Moe's EMW katana>implying he wouldn't have a saber like Mars intendedNo. It does not write itself.
>>48859889I know we wanted to announce the mech tournament. I don't know how much detail we want to give out about Lori (besides the fact that we have her). anyone got an Idea?
>>48859872Just give her a form-fitting futurelatex flightsuit, and then have her throw a voluminous coat and hat over it so only Roarke can see, when he wants to.
>>48859914I have a few images I was playing with that had the zipper down and things like that, giant tits though.
>>48859938Not much just that we fought her and beat her, we don't want people to find out how chummy we are since it will hurt our image in the system
>>48859952Damn, I'm feeling this!
>>48859927obviously it was a surprise. Regina called Oda (who is Moe's teacher) about giving him a weapon as a gift. Oda, being Oda, suggested Glorious Nippon Laser Beams. Moe didn't have the the heart to change it because it was the last gift she gave him before her untimely (off screen) death
>>48859846Traps can pull off an amazing chest though.
>>48859998>trapThat is a man's head and face. I'm not seeing it.
>>48859998What sorcery is this?
>>48859952Form fitting meaning bulging crotch as well
>>48859998It's both funny and ironic that the quest with the outright /pol/ references in the discussion and even the occasional poke at political correctness and the refugee crisis by Wong is the same quest where a trap and a Muslim woman are in the running for best girls.
>>48859998>>48860022Try this instead
>>48860043I don't believe you. That can't be a trap, right?
>>48860060Look down at the panties.
>>48860043What about this?
Poor Dozel, at some point Athena's going to catch Sam naked or something and then he has to explain all of that
>>48860075>Punk rock>Deeper voice
Meant >>48860138 for >>48860089
"Tell your fans that I'll be answering questions on air, so have them send them in." You start."You don't realize how much work that is, do you? Even if I only give them a day, I'll be swamped with fanmail for you!" She grumbles."So pick the best ones. Recruit whoever you need to help, provided they aren't already doing something for me." You continue, "After I answer questions, we'll talk about recent events, my defeat of the Anseis, my upcoming nuptials, that sort of thing, then we'll end by announcing the joint concert and the tourney.""Nuptials, huh? Makes a girl feel kind of left out. Stupid journalistic integrity, I'd make a top-class bride." Gretchen grumbles more, but not unhappily. "You know, Athena told me a really interesting story when we were visiting the beach here, during your trip to Mars. No pressure, but whenever you want to put what really happened to Suleiman 1 on the air...""I don't want to put Doctor Clancy or Athena at risk." You reply firmly, "They've been through enough. All I want is for that little girl to grow up safe, happy, and loved, and for her father to live the comfortable life he's earned. He can't resist helping us with our mecha, anyway, as far as I'm concerned he's earned his keep and I can afford to pay for his expenses. So long as they're the only source of testimony, it isn't safe bringing them out. Besides, if it's their word against Fairchild's, who is the public going to believe?""Don't underestimate the public, Roarke. Not everyone would believe them, but some people will, some people always do, and sometimes that's enough." She smirks, "But on the whole, you're right. You sounded pretty cool there, you know?" [Continued]
>>48859889Bringing up the tournament would one, perhaps with a friendly exhibition match between king swordfish and Knuckle Kaiser to see how he progressed. Other than that, talks of what we have done, questions from the fans, that sort of thing.
"I'm just being honest." You're quite sincere, you were just saying what you were thinking, "How soon can we air?""Tomorrow." She answers with zero hesitation."Tomorrow?" You ask."Tomorrow." She confirms smugly, "It would be tonight, but my boss keeps a schedule and by the time things got set up over here it would be too late to get peak audience numbers. Plus, I need to put the request for questions online.""You seem awfully casual about this." You remark."The footage of the fight and the fact that it happened were news five minutes after it ended, thanks to NAVIgator. The media has been covering it in detail, but nobody knows anything about the blue mech yet, so it's all been analysis of that little bit of footage and no hard facts." She sighs, "I bet he's so cool in person.""He's a good kid. He takes after his father a lot, and his dad taught me everything I know." You smile. "Someone had to. I studied your file, you were a lot angrier when you started out." She raises an eyebrow questioningly."I was reckless back then." You pause for a moment, and think seriously about your litany of deeds, "More reckless. I was angry, and stubborn, and impatient. Captain Ozark had a lot of work straightening me out. After First Mate Thaddeus died a few years ago, he picked me to take over for him. I was as surprised as anyone.""Not everyone was surprised, actually." She wags a finger, "I'm a reporter, I ask questions and I talk to people. I've been following your rules to the letter, but I'm an investigator at heart and I still like to know things just for the sake of knowing them. I've always been a nosy sort of person." She shrugs with affable nonchalance, "Your girlfriend in the mechbay knew, we've talked shop a few times. She says her grandpa knew too. According to her, it was obvious you were being groomed for it from the start. Pretty good decision, right? You wouldn't believe how proud she is of you." She grins.[Continued]
So we have a day to kill before the interview, what should we do?
>>48860453Other than compromise Gretchen?
>>48860453Catch up with the crew and the rest of the waifus? When was the last time we saw Rosita?
>>48860536Three threads ago, we haven't really spent any time talking to Clemmy about herself
>>48860453Crack a Brewski and Play Bluegill joe with Moe And Rich?
>>48860549What are the odds she and Karen will be discussing improving the Flowerhorn, and we can talk shop with both of them at once?
>>48860583Might be a good idea. Mech night with the girls, make that upgrade ready for the interview and all that.
It doesn't have to be Immediate I guess but can we start spending more time with Gretchen? She's a good girl.
"Yahknowhat, I'm just gonna..." Gretchen pulls out her PC and fiddles with it, "Gonna put the request for questions online riiiiight now and send a liiiittle message to my boss. Giving everyone as much warning as possible is smart, right? Right." Her fingers fly over the holoscreen, but she keeps talking, "I never thanked you properly, did I?""Thanked me for what?" You're a little off-balance with the speed she talks at.She looks at you flatly, "What do you mean, 'for what'? There's a lot I'm willing to do for a story, but I don't like being creeped on, and General Fairchild seems like she could've sunk my career if she wanted to. Add those facts together, and you see why being kidnapped was kind of convenient. I didn't exactly try to shoot you when you and Red were on my transport ships out of your mecha." She makes a fingergun gesture at you and winks. "Besides, I'm going to be famous when this is done. If it's ever done. Ah, you know what, call it a thank you or call it...inspiring me, but..." She takes your hand, "Let's go find a broom closet. You really were a jerk when we fought, but it was nice when you held my hand. Even if it was just pretend.""Just to be clear, did you deliberately aim to shoot my mech in the dick?" You have to know. It's important."Yes. I'm not sorry, either. Lying is awful." She wrinkles her nose in disdain for those who do not believe in truth.You smile down at her, "Who said I was lying, that time? Who even said I was implying anything untrue?" You gently tug one of her twintails, and her face goes red. Casually, you scoop her up in a princess carry."Roarke!" She yelps."Is something wrong?" You challenge, carrying her to the door."Hi Mister Roarke!" Athena smiles and waves on the other side, backed by the Maximum Thrusters quartet. Gretchen's friends look directly at her and her face goes dark red.[Continued]
>>48860536Ingame, this morning. You woke up with her around noon.
>>48860761Should we pull a Moe and say she hurt her leg?
roarke is such a slut
>>48860800He really is.
>>48860799No need. Everyone knows.
>>48860799But lying is awful.We should say that we're being mean and embarrassing her.
>>48860800>>48860811Dubdubs confirm Roarke is a giant manwhore.
Interesting discussion, change that [Continued] into a [What say?]Make your excuses to that innocent face.
>>48860885> keep bulluying gretchen to keep the farce.
>>48860885>She hurt her legs a bit and I promised I would take her to her room so she can get some restLet her know we'll hang out with her and do something fun when we get the chance
>>48860885"Hi Athena, having fun?""Thats good.""Oh Gretchin? Well she suddenly fainted out of nowhere. I think its because she spends so much time doing such a good job as a journalist, she doesn't get enough sleep. So I was going to take her to her/a room so she could have a lie down."
>>48860761Hiya sweetie, you looked like you were having so much fun with Gretchen and her friends that I decided that I should take her to Have some fun myself. And later if her friends are interested they might have some fun too.
>>48860899>>48860918considering the talk we just had I'd rather not outright lie.
>>48860885She hurt her leg.
>>48860932supreme man whore
>>48860942>Well Athena I'm going to go have unprotected sex with this lady who I'm not even marrying. Maybe she'll finally do anal today, I get back to you later with the detailsWhat do you want us to say to the little 6 year old?
>>48860885>Gretchen and I are going to go have a private interview
"Hello Athena. Did you have fun with Gretchen?" You smile pleasantly, concealing the fact that this really isn't the time."Yep! She taught me how to frag suckers in Bluegill Joe!" Athena smiles hugely, radiant with innocence, "Double-tap the cockpit for the kill, yay!" she claps her hands together, "Why are you carrying her?" She points at Gretchen.Gretchen slowly turns her face away from you, her features as casual as possible. "Liars are awful, right Athena?" You point out, nobly."Right!" The little girl nods seriously."So I'll tell you the truth. I'm carrying her because I caught her." You nod solemnly."Oh. Is someone going to catch me someday?" Athena tilts her head to the side."Maybe. You might be too fast for them." You chuckle, "Anyway, Gretchen has to go to her room and rest for a while, she's had a lot of fun and she wants to lay down for a bit.""I'm very fast." Athena notes."She's not kidding. Taking her shopping was a chase, she's at least three times as fast as me." Gretchen grumps."At any rate, we're going to go be alone and talk because she's interviewing me for the news. You go on and play, now, I'll see you and your dad later, alright little buddy?" You put on your best charming grin, and Athena nods enthusiastically before scampering off.Gretchen whistles innocently despite looking like the least innocent person in the world.[Continued]
>>48861067Do we have to take Athena mask shopping now?
>>48861067A dark thought has come to me. What if Athena takes Miles as her role model with a mix of Roarke?
>>48861104We would never be able to apologize to Doctor Clancy enough if that happened
>>48861067oh god, she gonna be one of those 10 year old cod players. >>48860761So are we gonna call out Fairchild's lack of game when we see her? Maybe insinuate that if she stopped creeping on straight girls half her age, she might be less frustrated?
>>48861120We can offer to give her some of our fans since we feel bad for her
>>48861104Who is the best female role model?
>>48861129Nah. We don't own or command our fans and their affections are as free as their gravity-less souls.We can, however, offer her an advanced copy of Roarke Starwinds Ten Step Guide to Pick Up Women (tm). for a price, of course
>>48861130Apparently Sam's maid.
>>48861130No one on this crew
It would be justice to say that you punish her for her misdeeds. You don't.It would be justice to tease her for teaching her charge bad language and all kinds of awful Bluegill Joe habits. You don't.You're gentle with Gretchen, instead. You take your time, and you do it on a proper bed instead of in a broom closet. You appreciate her, and she's surprisingly shy about it, but when you leave her asleep, wrapped in a blanket, she has a huge smile on her face and a blush on her cheeks.It's said that stress increases the libido, but of course the one saying that was Captain Ozark.
>>48861130Athena just needs to be exposed to all of the females, just in small measured doses as to prevent overexposure
>>48861130Clemmy. Seriously, find a flaw.
>>48861238Athena would be taking any guy she found cute and adding them to her harem whether they want to join or not.. and no one could stop her when she has so many knives.
>>48861260Nonsense, Clemmy's love is as pure and singlemindedly focused as a 20K beam cannon.Either way it would have made Unicorn more interesting.
Game resumes Friday, with more Amos, giving me a little more time to come up with fan questions while you spill some oil and slice some metal.
>>48861104Howling Mad Minerva most likely
>>48861324Thanks Mr Wong.
>>48861324Can spess 4chan send in letters?
>>48861324Thanks for running!
>>48861324Have people started claiming that Roarke is their baby's daddy?
>>48861324Thanks for running Wong
>>48861380Space birth control good sir.We ain't breeding 'til we're good and goddamn ready.
I actually think Gretchen's fight with the other mechs might be my favorite one so far even if it wasn't that hard.
>>48861404Of course but that doesn't stop some poor Jovian woman who dyes her kids hair orange and tries to get money and fame
Who would we use as a portrait for Fatima's kid?
>>48861416Pull the rug out from under her and sue her for custody of the kid, train a whole new generation of Kestrels
>>48861452Or we just crash down in the Kaiser and liberate the kid.
>>48861516That would actually work rather well looks wise, though Fatima would likely scream eternally when her daughter is more into tech shit than proper martian interests.
>>48861646She spent too much time with Aunt Karen
>>48861646Mecha combat is the only true road for a demure young Martian girl to attract a suitable husband.
>>48861654I can see that being a case for many of the kids. I can actually see Sammy's kid being Kamille just because he wants to be so manly, but can't.
>>48861681I can see pic related being Lori's daughter but it depends if Wong has the patients to shop all of the pictures
>>48859026>implying she isnt cloning herself while the cripples act as a meatshield