TWITTER: twitter.com/planefagARCHIVES: https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/kant-o-celle-quest-a-kantai-collection-game-transcribed-from-4chan.345865/ “ETA?”“Four-point-six-ee minus nine,” Wei answers. You lift your eyes from the plotting screen to glance at your XO without raising your head. He returns your look with a happy, contented smile, the very image of a competent, eager-to-please officer. You clear your throat, and pick your words carefully. “The actual fuck?” He gives you an innocent look. “You don't know scientific notation?” You do, in fact, know scientific notation. What is lacking at this juncture is a single rusty fuck to give for your XO's antics. “Notating what?” “The heat death of the Sun,” he illustrates. “About four-point-six billion years. Roughly.” You let your head dangle limply, leaning your weight on the old map table where your tablet computer is resting. “That bad?” “It is,” he confirms. “Six hours at twelve knots, any way you dice it. Any faster and we're cavitating. May as well-” “-blow an air-horn in an auditorium,” you sigh. “Yeah. And if we go deep-”“Electrics last a little over an hour,” he says, “at flank.”“And the combination-”He taps his own tablet once, then hands it over to you for perusal. You glower at the faint glow of the LCD as you flick through several course profiles, combination shallow-snorkling with deep running on electrics, and either one has you several hours behind schedule, or lighting up every hydrophone in ten miles.“Damn them to hell,” you mutter.
“Well, there is one option,” Wei says innocently. You slide a sidelong squint at him, knowing what's coming, but curious despite yourself. “We could surface and rig a sail-” He dances away as you swipe at him with the flat side of your tablet. “Go find something to sweep, you jackass.” “Aye, Cap'n Ying!” he declares, snapping you a crisp, overdone salute to put any overzealous chick fresh out of OCS to shame. He spins on his heel and stork-walks out of the control room. You sigh, rubbing your eyes, but smiling despite yourself. You envy Wei's sense of humor, or rather, its durability. It's a vital quality for anyone on a Ming G boat. They're old tubs, and not well built to begin with - number 361 killed her own crew. Your crew stays suspicious of their own boat, day in and out, eyeballing every rust spot and jittery gauge with a cautious eye. And it's all for nothing, or close to it - the Mings (and their skippers) are called “speed bumps” on the newer boats, and everyone knows it's true. Or was. But even if you score merit in this old tug, you'll still have to navigate Party politics, and right now you'd as soon torpedo the damned tender as meet it - because The Party wants you north of Sunda Straight to meet it in exactly four hours, and they want you to do it without notifying AESAN, or tipping your hand to them. The former rather mandates the latter, as they won't be shy about dumping depth charges on anything making noise underwater. And Mings are noisy. You kick the base of the periscope mast gently, grumbling to yourself. Wei's crack about rigging a sail is sounding better and better.[ ] It's foggy as hell out there. Run on the surface, run as loud as you want, and simulate some radio traffic like you're a fishing boat or a merchant. Shave some time off the transit. [ ] Just stick with the snorkel, and run just under cavitation speed. You'll probably be heard in the shallows anyways, and the sooner you surface to fire recognition flares, the sooner the AESAN patrols will take their fingers off the trigger.[ ] Half is better than nothing. Run slow to avoid detection. The damn tender can wait.
>>130397>It's foggy as hell out there. Run on the surface, run as loud as you want, and simulate some radio traffic like you're a fishing boat or a merchant. Shave some time off the transit.
>>130397>[ ] Just stick with the snorkel, and run just under cavitation speed. You'll probably be heard in the shallows anyways, and the sooner you surface to fire recognition flares, the sooner the AESAN patrols will take their fingers off the trigger.
>>130397>[ ] It's foggy as hell out there. Run on the surface, run as loud as you want, and simulate some radio traffic like you're a fishing boat or a merchant. Shave some time off the transit.Disguises! Cleverness! Our ancestors may be slightly less angry with us!
Okay, I'm not sure what's going on due to the timeskip, or are we playing a Chinese ossifer this time around>Just stick with the snorkel.Besides if the abyssals in the area are half as competent as they usually are, running silent in this piece of crap wont do much, and we'd have a higher risk of getting torpedoed/depth charged by human ships or "hulls" anyways because they're paranoid and detecting a sonar contact would just freak them out.
Did I miss anything over the last two weeks?
>>130397>their fingers off the trigger.>[ ] Half is better than nothing. Run slow to avoid detection. The damn tender can wait.Hah, where are these Chinks patrolling?
>>130397>[ ] It's foggy as hell out there. Run on the surface, run as loud as you want, and simulate some radio traffic like you're a fishing boat or a merchant. Shave some time off the transit.no clue what the fuck is going on
>>130465>Hah, where are these Chinks patrolling?Trying to Sneaky Beaky their way to the last battle area.
>>130397[ ] Just stick with the snorkel, and run just under cavitation speed. You'll probably be heard in the shallows anyways, and the sooner you surface to fire recognition flares, the sooner the AESAN patrols will take their fingers off the trigger.
>>130397>[X] Just stick with the snorkel, and run just under cavitation speed. You'll probably be heard in the shallows anyways, and the sooner you surface to fire recognition flares, the sooner the AESAN patrols will take their fingers off the trigger.
>>130397>[ ] It's foggy as hell out there. Run on the surface, run as loud as you want, and simulate some radio traffic like you're a fishing boat or a merchant. Shave some time off the transit.
I wonder if the Chinese are trying to seize the spratlys while everyone's occupied?
>>130397>[ ] It's foggy as hell out there. Run on the surface, run as loud as you want, and simulate some radio traffic like you're a fishing boat or a merchant. Shave some time off the transit.Bonus points for rigging fake navigation/identification lights on the periscope shears a la Down Periscope. ASEAN sonar would probably be able to tell you're not really what you're pretending to be, but it's Close Enough for them to ignore it, and I get the feeling that the timing is kind of crucial here.
>>130397[ ] Half is better than nothing. Run slow to avoid detection. The damn tender can wait.
>>130475>SundaAh, so there were. Motherfuckers.
>>130397>[ ] It's foggy as hell out there. Run on the surface, run as loud as you want, and simulate some radio traffic like you're a fishing boat or a merchant. Shave some time off the transit. SUMMON PIRATE KELSEY GRAMMAR
So what did we decide to do about Petropavlovsk?
>>130397>[ ] Just stick with the snorkel, and run just under cavitation speed. You'll probably be heard in the shallows anyways, and the sooner you surface to fire recognition flares, the sooner the AESAN patrols will take their fingers off the trigger.time to be cautions
>>130486they know trying to hold the spratlys is suicide if the abyss decides to come a knocking, why would they waste the resources for a few very vulnerable islands that would be overrun by a single Wo-class when they must hold most of their forces defending glorious Chinese motherland?
>>130503This might be a lead-up to that, mate. Let's wait and see.
>>130397>[X] Just stick with the snorkel, and run just under cavitation speed. You'll probably be heard in the shallows anyways, and the sooner you surface to fire recognition flares, the sooner the AESAN patrols will take their fingers off the trigger.Trying to pretend to be a fishing boat will get the response a fishing boat would get straying near a combat area: a full-huff blast of an AN-SPY1 horn.
>>130507My money's still on abusive Russian ship girl program.
>>130397>[ ] It's foggy as hell out there. Run on the surface, run as loud as you want, and simulate some radio traffic like you're a fishing boat or a merchant. Shave some time off the transit.ZERO FUCKS
>>130397>[ ] It's foggy as hell out there. Run on the surface, run as loud as you want, and simulate some radio traffic like you're a fishing boat or a merchant. Shave some time off the transit.Yeah, running this like Down Periscope is most likely to lead to lulz and possibly survival. As bad as the odds are in a Ming, well, throwing away the book won't make them much worse.
>>130517That sounds like Pararescue Witches all over again.
>>130517lets see if Flange Nap (I tried a new re-arrangement of planefag, it probably sucks) actually does that or something else
So, question.Harder and the lewdmarines are super noisy by modern standards, but the leveling effect keeps them hard to detect, right?Wouldn't that work for us, or was a Ming G easy to hear even in its prime?
>>130508>implying anyone in the area right now other than 'straya has those
>>130517Wouldn't it be some shit if the Soviet ships are asking for help from the Abyssals?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XGgGVc4UgwJust gonna leave this here.
>>130534Easy even as built, they were never very good to start with.
>>130534We're humans crewing an actual Ming-class anon
>>130540Based on the description Lutzow gave of the russian ship girl program to Deutschland, that's not a stretch.
>>130540I doubt Putin would want to share the spoils of victory with anybody though.
>>130397>[x] Just stick with the snorkel, and run just under cavitation speed. You'll probably be heard in the shallows anyways, and the sooner you surface to fire recognition flares, the sooner the AESAN patrols will take their fingers off the trigger.Hmm, so the Chinese probably have some first hand knowledge of the battle. Wonder what they'll end up seeing.
>>130397>[ ] Half is better than nothing. Run slow to avoid detection. The damn tender can wait.What the hell, I'll play it safe.
>>130554Langley? (she went down in that area)
>>130551And this is where?
>>130547I know THAT, but the leveling effect works on steel-hull ships too. (At least to some extent, just usually not in our favor.) I think.>>130543Well crap.
>>130565So that makes two wrecks that went down there. Langley and your mom.
>>130397>[X] It's foggy as hell out there. Run on the surface, run as loud as you want, and simulate some radio traffic like you're a fishing boat or a merchant. Shave some time off the transit.
>>130572>the leveling effect works on steel-hull ships too.Nope, just on Spoopy Shipgirls.
>>130397>[x] Just stick with the snorkel, and run just under cavitation speed. You'll probably be heard in the shallows anyways, and the sooner you surface to fire recognition flares, the sooner the AESAN patrols will take their fingers off the trigger.stick with the prod.you're not fooling anyone, and that's probably a survival trait; instead of tasking a hatredcopter to come push your shit in the capitalist running dogs will tag you with a rude name on the tactical projection and relentlessly mock your inability to do anything submariney.
>>130586Technically he's right though.On a shipgirl-to-hull point, that is.
>>130534The Ming-class was sub-par even at their prime.The crew is fucked 5 ways from Friday.
>>130463We're doing an omake to get back into things. Had this one planned for a while. Was gonna say that, but I ran to get food because I was starving.
>>130577This is your punishment for using a joke that only a 4 year old could come up with
>>130596>The Ming-class was sub-par even at their prime.So what you're saying.Is that we pic related now?
>it's an omake episode
>>130614Pretty damn much by the looks of it.Hey, at least we get some comedy courtesy of the PLAN.
>>130614Like that but worse.We are sailing the submarine equivalent of a SAW trap.
>>130630LET'S PLAY A GAME, IT'S CALLED FIGHT AN ENTIRE FLEET IN A BOAT EQUIVALENT OF A RICSHAW
>>130614Thank ye gods. Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only person who's seen that.
>>130644I saw it. Grammer did a great job in that one.
>>130640so we're screwed right?
>>130633Fuck you. This isn't a beach episode, it's a POV shift episode.
>>130651So are we the AIP boat or one of the others?
>>130633>>130636>>130666When's the obligatory beach episode?
>>130677>So are we the AIP boat or one of the others?>AIP>Ming-Gk e k
>>130679Probably after we get Hate's Silver Star episode.
>>130614I want that to happen
>>130679we had that already. hamp was scandalised by speedbutt's swimsuit and then hurrnet threw us into the ocean for being a complete baka.
>>130517>>My money's still on abusive Russian ship girl program.New Abyssals borne out of contemporary Russian hardware and stuff? A modernized Submarine Princess or daresay SSBN Princess? They didn't have their aircraft carrier with the SU-33s parked there, right?
>>130685The last Ming G has AIP put in for testing purposes. As far as I know they never removed it. I think it was pennant 308 but can't swear to it.
we yellow now
>>130706And then we decided "Fuck it, we're a submarine now" and stayed down there.
>>130685>>130706But we need one for the new arrivals to strut their stuff.
>>130722Until the Rensouhous showed up that is
>>130636Oh, this gonna be good.
>>130706>we had that already. hamp was scandalised by speedbutt's swimsuit and then hurrnet threw us into the ocean for being a complete baka.Just need Houston cavorting around in whatever she likes to wear. Any thoughts?
>>130737On a scale of one to Hornet, how flustered does Hamp get?
>>130737>>130732I totally read this as Hampton before hitting reply.
>>130743Kaga meets spider.
>>130749Speaking of spiders, Didn't Hate already have Frank the Spider before he had Henry the Spider?
>>130786certainly he has no shortage of spiders
>>130786Bugger if I recall, man. They might be one and the same? Or he's got an...interesting collection growing in his room.
>>130698Man, don't give me another fucking medal. Give me a six pack instead, we'll call it fucking even.
Has anyone made a list of shipgirls met so far?
Is there an archive where I can find the threads of this quest that were (and will be) run on /qst/?
>>130835LL has one set up and linked to on sup/tg/, I believe.
>>130811IIRC, Hate had Henry on before we got called for the swordyak debrief.>>130809Thank Jintsuu.>>130826>not wanting to don Dinner BluesMarine pls, it is a good form of entertainment
>>130677If we were AIP, we wouldn't be worrying about the snorkel, now, would we?
>>130826Too bad, the only way your possibly getting out of this is by going neon samurai.
>>130847You still have to snorkel to ventilate ... just not as often as when you're totally dependent on batteries. Anyway, it probably doesn't matter but I still figured it was worth knowing.
What's this? SWQ: Diesel-Electric Edition? Oh boy!
>>130826But Hate just think you'll be able to take Yamato as you date to it.
>>130872YAMATO IN JMSDF MESS DRESS WHEN?
>>130871Dammit, I haven't even played SS4 in a month.>>130848>Implying they won't give him another silver star for doing JUST THAT>>130872>JMSDF Dinner Blues YamatoArtfags get to it
>>130886You can't say this and not provide art of it. You CAN'T.Remedy this immediately.
>>130871>SWQ>thread name is Kant-O-Celle quest
>>130899I WOULD IF I COULD DRAW ANYTHING THAT WASN'T A BLUEPRINT
>>130886Goto could bring Kongo.Dess in Mess Dress.
>>130886So naked apron?
>>130913>Not knowing about military formal attireM8 you best be joking
>>130903>we play the straight man to a bunch of waifu shenanigans>we also angst about war and occasionally fight aliens>the waifu is a damaged-goods redheadwe are one sidearm short of a young, and one no'op short of an SWQ.
>>130928was responding to >>130871
>>130927Nigga I pray you're joking here
>>130937When was young ever the straight man, he started half the shenanigans
>>130927heard you like dress whites
Lots of autism in the thread right now.
>>130872Funny fucking story. No one has any kind of formal uniform requirements and shit in place for any of the girls. none. at all. Yams could wear a fucking china dress and they couldn't say shit. Besides. I wouldn't do that to her. that shit sucks. no one wants to be at those fucking ceremonies. me fucking least of all.
>>130944Yamato is pure and there is no need for fanservice from her, especially when it comes to Hate's Silver Star award night.Speaking of,>Willie D in Dress Blues>Harder in Dress Blues>Sammy B in Marine Dress Blues, because fuck you>Corgis in dress blues
>>130976>Yams could wear a fucking china dress and they couldn't say shit.Sounds like we've got a hypothesis here man.
Why are we still on the shit board?
>>130975m1488, this is a quest thread(1) about boats(2) and waifus(3), based off(4) a shitty anime browser game(5)that's five, count 'em, F I V E degrees of autism, and that's before any of us get involved.
>>130976Have you been given a bucket of red lead paint and a brush yet?
>>130981>>Willie D in Dress BluesWell it may not be Willie in Dress Blues but I know an artfag recently made a pigtailless Willie.
>>130989Because planefag doesn't believe in listening to others.
>>130989mods == fags>>130981>shipgirls in uniformyes hello, this is my fetish.
>>130992I mean "can't recognize a joke"-type autism.
>>131001You mean this?
I was under the impression the US Navy used Dress Whites, and the Dress Blues were a Marine Corps thing
>>130976But suppose she wanted to go to one WITH you...
You contemplate the likely scenarios for a few minutes, and all of them end with a tense rush to blow your ballast, surface the boat and fire some recognition flares from your signal tubes before someone rams an ASW fish up your ass. The AESAN forces aren't half-bad, but given the raging shitstorm that just ripped through the Strait a few days ago, you expect them to be pretty trigger-happy. It might be best not to look like a submarine at all, if you can help it. “Helm,” you instruct, “surface the boat.”“Aye, Captain.” The boatswain's voice echoes through your small vessel, scratchy speakers bringing every man to his feet. “Standby to surface. Standby to surface.” The deck tilts ever-so-slightly beneath your feet as Ming 305 slides out of the depths. You're waiting by the conning tower's ladder impatiently. As soon as the small alert light flashes green, you're clambering up the ladder to undog the hatch and step onto what passes for a flying bridge. It's not as full-featured as the submersibles of past wars - this boat's meant to go underwater and stay there - but at least there's a railing to lean on as you smoke. You did bring some binoculars with you, but smoking's the main thing. The first watch rotation is out the hatch on your heels, a few men producing cigarettes of their own. The People's Navy is trying to discourage smoking in the ranks for obvious reasons, but for a submariner a cigarette is a rare treat, given that it needs fresh air to burn. It's barely six AM, the dawn mist still thick on the shallow waters of the Sunda Straight as it rolls off the low land to either side. Cruising slowly through thick fog, a strange sense of peace steals over you. A lot of people consider the Abyssals to be born of the Sea itself; murderous and vile... but despite looking its dangers in the eye, head-on, you can't quite believe it. Photos of deep-sea fangly fish and horrifying worm-creatures that ply the perpetual shadow of the darkest depths scare the kids, but any way you dice it the ocean is Earth's womb - a place teeming with life even at its most inhospitable corners. The inlanders can cry and whine as they like, but on the coasts of Asia there's countless thousands that still draw their sustenance from the sea like their fathers fathers fathers did before them. For all the tales of kraken and leviathan, it was Man that brought death to the sea, and eventually, to the depths.
>>131005Well, he said it was an experiment.And given he cut off the end of it to engage in a pissing contest with his own readerbase, I'd've figured he'd be able to comprehend that the experiment failed.
You flick the ash from your cigarette, watching the sparks swirl and twist in the gentle spray kicked up by your bow - the boat makes fifteen on the surface. Behind you a rating is wiping off the plexiglass housing of the recently-installed Bridgemaster radar; one of the most common civilian sets for basic navigation. The boat's even had special sound generators installed to help your powerplant sound more like a big, cranky diesel on a battered old fishing boat. It won't stand close scrutiny, but you doubt you'll need too - the Abyssals haven't bothered disguising their movements like this to date. They typically don't need too.The bridge phone beeps quietly. You pull it from the niche set into the conning tower's side, shake the moisture off the waterproof handset, and press it to your ear. “What?”“Sonar, sir.”“Anything?”“Quiet as the grave. All I've got is some rumbling - geothermal.” That'd be Krakatoa - restless, hungry and only twenty odd miles distant. Having its echoes rumbling through the Strait is actually welcome, for once - it'll make a right mess of the surface duct, polluting your sound and helping you slip through without suspicion. “Noted. Keep an eye out.” You finish your cigarette and produce another, your mind turning things over and over and over. Everyone says the war's changing - but after the massive carrier battle the Americans and Japanese had, that much is obvious to everyone. The Navy has to be everywhere, at all times, which is why they dispatched your old tub on this trip, thrice the distance she's built to go, with a few sour-faced men with no names and locks on their briefcases to lurk in northern Australian waters. They couldn't spare anyone else. Construction of the new carriers has been greatly accelerated; pulling dockworkers from all over China to rush them to sea - so boats like yours, already decrepit to begin with, are being held together with duct tape, intensive effort and lots of prayer. You wonder if-- the hair stands up on the back of your neck. “Did you hear that?” you mutter.
>>131005>>131043Doesn't help that his wife is (blindly) backing him on this.
>>131030Oi Naka, Harder in formal attire y/n
>>130975It's literally advertised on Spacebattles.Why would you expect anything other than cringe and autism?
The watchman near your elbow gives you a curious look. “Sir-”“SHHH!” you snap. Tilting your head, you strain to listen.Yes. There. Rolling across the water, out of the fog...You grab the bridge phone. “Helm, all stop!” The murmur of 305s engines cut out abruptly, only the sound of her bulbous bow plowing through the choppy water remaining. With the noise of your boat abating, this time you all hear it -- barking. “I see something, sir!” the young watchman to your right breathes. “Bearing two-two-zero, I swear I saw something. A dark dot, something-” You turn your own optics in that direction and see nothing save fog - but the young man's eyes are sharper than yours, and he's not one for spotting phantom mines. [ ] Carry on, and steer towards the contact. Let's not drop the fishing boat act just yet - in the shallows you have very little room to hide, so it's best to not be suspected at all.[ ] Take no chances - make periscope depth and go to electrics. [ ] They can't be far - and they can't be big. A rowboat? Speedboat? Could be fisherman, could be a patrol boat. Hail them with a loudspeaker - keep up the fishing boat act, too.
>>130392I'm Making something for ya planefag, Here's a little teaser:https://soundcloud.com/user763292816/back-to-work
>>130999actual red lead paint is eye-watering safety orange and takes decades of air exposure to turn red. go figure.
>>131066so its the same color as the dresses of the Sendai-class then....
>>131061>[X] They can't be far - and they can't be big. A rowboat? Speedboat? Could be fisherman, could be a patrol boat. Hail them with a loudspeaker - keep up the fishing boat act, too.
>>131062PFFFFFF wow. Wow. W o w.
>>131061>[ ] Carry on, and steer towards the contact. Let's not drop the fishing boat act just yet - in the shallows you have very little room to hide, so it's best to not be suspected at all.
>>131061oh fuck it's a corgi>[ ] Take no chances - make periscope depth and go to electrics.
>>131061>[ ] They can't be far - and they can't be big. A rowboat? Speedboat? Could be fisherman, could be a patrol boat. Hail them with a loudspeaker - keep up the fishing boat act, too.HELLO FELLOW FISHERMAN WE ARE ALSO FISHERMEN. FUCK YOU, THIS IS OUR FISHING TERRITORY NOW.
>>131030She wouldn't. Why the fuck would she? Shouldn't you be fuckin playing with your boyfriend?
>>131082Working on getting the whole ritual with halfway decent audio quality
>>131084I wonder if it's a new corgi or if Hate somehow forgot to check for one during the return trip.
>>131061>[ ] They can't be far - and they can't be big. A rowboat? Speedboat? Could be fisherman, could be a patrol boat. Hail them with a loudspeaker - keep up the fishing boat act, too.GREETINGS FELLOW FISHERMAN. WE ARE HUMBLE FISHERMEN, FISHING FOR FISH IN OUR TERRITORIAL WATERS AND NOT DOING SUSPICIOUS THINGS. HOW ARE YOU?
>>131099>the ritualahahaha oh jesus
>>131094Hate, be honest here...Have you had any sexual relations with women BESIDES hookers and sluts?
>>131062Wait. Is this your voice acting work...?
>>131061[ ] Carry on, and steer towards the contact. Let's not drop the fishing boat act just yet - in the shallows you have very little room to hide, so it's best to not be suspected at all.[ ] Take no chances - make periscope depth and go to electrics.
>>131113Hate: Yeah your mom!Standard Marine response.
>>131094I can multitask.For instance, I'm texting Yamato pretty dresses she'd like and would make you look VERY dashing in your uniform beside her...
>>131130OTHER than hookers.
>>131127Yes. I'm using audible because I do not know of any free voice software I can use.
>>131061>[x] Take no chances - make periscope depth and go to electrics. why the hell would there be dogs at sea? it's either worst koreans making breakfast or it's some genuine weird shit tm, and either way it's time to nope the fuck outta here.
>>131131Dress whites, naka!
>>131141>Yes. I'm using audible because I do not know of any free voice software I can use.So you're the one reading all that Battletech stuff, or is that just autoplaying playlists or something...?
>>131061>[X] They can't be far - and they can't be big. A rowboat? Speedboat? Could be fisherman, could be a patrol boat. Hail them with a loudspeaker - keep up the fishing boat act, too.Why not?
>>131131I was gonna say BUT DRESS UNIFORMS and then I remembered she isn't officially 'back' yet.Carry on, you bollio.Protip, marines like backless dresses
>>131061>[X] Carry on, and steer towards the contact. Let's not drop the fishing boat act just yet - in the shallows you have very little room to hide, so it's best to not be suspected at all.
>>131141Audacity.It's open source and free iirc.
>>131131I was gonna make some sort of vague threat of fucking violence. Instead I think I'll just introduce Harder to Limp Bizkit. He ougghta really like them, you fucking think?
>>131150oh. the battletech stuff I listen to in my spare time.
>>131131That's an awesome idea. You know who'd love to help you out with this? Kongou. Maybe her sisters too.They probably have more free time than you do anyways so they can help things along when you aren't available.
>>131167>oh. the battletech stuff I listen to in my spare time.Oh, okay. Apropos of nothing that battletech fiction sounds even more stilted when read out loud. Jesus Christ.
>>131166You are a cruel man.
>>131166>Limp BizkitDude, dude.Low blow.At least Blink 182 was tolerable for a time.
>>131055Not sure! He'd just pick at the collar, not that I can see him anyway.>>131166Marine, thanks to Harder, cheap body spray is now a turn-on for me.I've fallen further than you can even imagine. What's one more turn of the rack?
>>131166>Instead I think I'll just introduce Harder to Limp Bizkit.
>>131061>[ ] They can't be far - and they can't be big. A rowboat? Speedboat? Could be fisherman, could be a patrol boat. Hail them with a loudspeaker - keep up the fishing boat act, too.
>>131180>I've fallen further than you can even imagine. What's one more turn of the rack?She says that now, but wait till he tries to make Smash Mouth "their song" at the wedding. Just you wait. She's going to spike him head-first into the cake.
>>131136ah yes, I thought that people would have he intellectual capacity to use something other than the staler than 1,000 year-old bread "YOUR MOM" jokes, I should have remembered that many anons lack the intellectual capacity to think beyond the 2nd grade in terms of humor>>131061>keep playing fishing boat, besides even if our cover is blown, abyssals don't come back as Ming-classes, so they'll know we're human and therefore cant shoot at us without giving China a Casus belli, keep the tubes live incase of a goddamn abyssal though
>>131061>[ ] They can't be far - and they can't be big. A rowboat? Speedboat? Could be fisherman, could be a patrol boat. Hail them with a loudspeaker - keep up the fishing boat act, too.We're all one big, happy fleet! Right?
>>131180Naka you should introduce him to some japanese men's cologne brands. I hear they're fairly good.
>>131180>>131186Just fucking get him to listen to the Under Pressure cover. Spitball some bullshit about having to listen to the original when ever you get introduced to a song through a cover. Then violently jam Queen and David Bowe down his throat.
>>131180Good fucking point. should we start with gold cobra, or the chocolate starfish in the hot dog flavored water?
>>131186Record it, and not with the crappy phone cameras, then post it on youtube. If only for the propaganda (read:comedy) value of it.
>>131180>Marine, thanks to Harder, cheap body spray is now a turn-on for me.It could be worse.If you were dating Hamp, it'd be AXE body spray that's the turn-on. At least the cheap shit isn't mistaken for chemical weapons...
>>131180>cheap body spray is now a turn on for me
>>131180You could Axe him to change
>>131203Ground control to SS-257 Harder
>>131150Okay, this is a low quality version I just put together, lemme know what you think.https://soundcloud.com/user763292816/the-ritual-of-summoning-take-two
>>131246Here's the proper picture>>131229My response
>>131061>[ ] Take no chances - make periscope depth and go to electrics.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>131273
>>131287That works! VOTES CALLED
>>131247You are amazing.
>>131292Why thank you.
>>131290Looks like PREPARE TO BE BOARDED BY A DOG. Crap.
>>131273tied votes were rare before userID.i think that's a coincidence though.
>>131274did I mistakenly link to a post on another goddamn thread>>131273God. Fucking. DAMNIT!!!
>>131247My brother just pissed himself because of this.
>>131215>>131225>>131229Years from now, when they look back and study this war, this is what they'll point to as the final tipping point for my surrender to the abyss.
>>131316Why, just why
>>131305>i think that's a coincidence though.mm. hmm.
>>131315In A positive way, I hope.
>>131333Well it is from 5 to 6, time to pick on Crix
>>131316So now would be a BAD time to ask if you and Harder have tried butt stuff?inb4 finding out she's pegged him with his own Mark 14
>>131316THIS? FUCKING THIS? Not, ya know, any of a dozen other bullshit things they fucking do around here, but this. jesus fucking christ.
>>131166Hate, just wondering, has Yams ever seen you in dress blues?
>>131376I don't wear them if I can fucking get away with not, and I don't think she's been looking up three year old archival photos, so probably fucking not.
>>131316Really hope you're being sarcastic here.
>>131376NOTHING DROPS PANTIES LIKE A MARINE IN HIS SHARPEST UNIFORM.
>>131389>what is banter
>>131389I'm pretty sure she is. The Cro-magno---er, I mean *marine* up there is just too dense to grok it.
>>131388Maybe try it? If she doesn't react you'll have the ultimate trump card against anyone who says she's interested.
>>131357She's effectively blind and feels like metal, so all she gets now is the smell of cheap body spray associated with her own mug...
>>131398baby don't bantz me, don't bantz me no mo'
My my, well I've allowed to give a slightly minor report everyone...and there's bad news especially for the dashing Lt. Hate....there was enough damage done to my front that I've lost a good bit of tonnage and have gone down a cup size or two, I'm sorry Hate but no paizuri for you from me.
D R I L L S
>>131309Hmm, I wonder what would happen if Settle and Bright Noa served on the same ship.
>>131389yes you have correctly identified sarcasmi hope you do well on your test
>>131442Harukaze looks like she's emulating Okuni here.
>>131438If you're gonna offer shitty RP, at least give us some nice chunnibote pics.
>>131443UC Canon Bright seems to have a high bullshit tolerance (Abridged Bright... Not so much) and SRW Bright might not even bat a fucking eye at half the shipgirl/guy antics.
>>131438Okay seriously enough. You're not one of the writers cabal so stop RPing
>>131467>Abridged BrightGod I miss Gutted Wren.Also,>Canon Bright>Making Willie D look for checkered paint again? COME UP TO THE BRIDGE LATER, I'LL SET YOU STRAIGHT.
There's a lot of gundamposting here
>>131438Bullshit - we can rebuild you. Stronger, faster, bustier.
>>131494We're passing the time while waiting for Glidermetrosexual
>>131499Speaking of refits, I wonder if Iowa will hitch a ride on Higgins when she gets here.
>>131507goddamn dude at least link thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL9bGbkiyKw
>>131494Time to counter with Deltaposting then.
Time to post delish choco Battleships.
>>131514Am I doing it right?
Fun fact: CL princess, aka Nagano, shares voice with Katori.Operation Hailstone sank Naka, Agano and Katori.
>>131532Hey, I saw that in belabat!Also, post more ghost!waifu
>>131514I WILL BE VICTORY
>>131538someone needs to shove this in fluffbringer's face
You run the possibilities through your head quickly. In all likelihood it's just a fishing boat; fishermen bring their dogs along for company sometimes - and for work, too, to retrieve the odd seabird they shoot down for some extra meat. You've seen it often enough off the Vietnamese coast; long hours of watching fishermen's daily struggle for survival through a periscope. Or it could be a military patrol - an active-only sonar is small enough to cram onto a large speedboat, and the vessel can flat-out outrun most torpedoes, as well as any surface units it might blunder into. The PLAN itself is using similar units to guard the river mouths against infiltration. After a few seconds of thought, you pick up the bridge phone. “Get Preta up here.” The watchman gives you a curious look as you hang up. Knowing he's dying to ask, you nod permission his way. “Preta, sir?”“The XO.” He nods, but his face is begging you desperately. “Because he's made of hot air and he's never satisfied,” you clarify. The ensign manages to stifle a most unseemly giggle in front of his captain and turns back out to sea, raising his binoculars and trying to shield his mouth with his forearm. A few seconds later Wei scrambles out of the hatch to fling himself over the railing casually. “Hey, wh-” He waggles his eyebrows suggestively as you clamp a hand over his mouth - son of a bitch really doesn't miss a trick. “Hey,” you say lowly. “Some kind of rowboat with a dog in it out there.” You nod in said direction. “Do your... you know, that...” you search for a few moments, trying to find a word suited to the dignity levels of his particular talent. “That thing,” you give up with a sigh. He nods, shakes loose of your hand, and cups his hands around his mouth. As a young ensign making a port call in Signapore, you were once chased clear off the end of the dock by an extremely agitated fisherman wielding a long silver fish in both hands like a baseball bat while cursing you, your ancestors, your boat, your race and your pets in his native tongue. They say that “Malay” and “melee” sounding identical is mere coincidence, but you damn well know better. As gifted as that fisherman was, your younger XO is better. He finishes, lowering his hands. “What'd you say?”“I said that if he's that fucker in the sampan who keeps snagging my nets, I'm going to ram him.” You slap your hand against your face. “Wei, god damn it.”
>>131532>Time to post delish choco Battleships.
>>131546>post more ghost!waifuOkay
>>131555>I WILL BE VICTORY
“The best lie is one with some truth in it!” Wei objects. “So if he calls our bluff, we RAM him?” you hiss under your breath. “Us? Ramming a fishing boat?”You restrain the urge to throw him over the railing. “You-”“Not how you do it anyway,” he murmurs. “That's what you shout, but what you do is, you reel them in, board their boat and beat them with belaying pins and oars.”You blink. “You had an interesting childhood, didn't you?” “That's a word for it,” he grumbles. He cups his hands to his mouth again, and tries another challenge. This time, you both hear the reply. “HELLO!?”In Chinese.“WHERE ARE YOU!?” The voice is young, thin, and speaking flawless Mandarin. “WHERE DID YOU GO!?” Your XO snatches the binoculars of the watchman nearest him, yanking him against his shoulder by the strap around his neck as he plies them to his eyes. You raise yours, and peer through the swirling fog, the rising morning breeze finally rolling off the open ocean to dispel the mists a bit. Through the fog, even your eyes can pick out the faint silhouette of a human... and they seem to be stumbling. “Sandbank!?” the XO breathes. “Shit, are we-?” You feel a chill race down your spine - but not at the prospect of running your boat onto a new sandbank. You lean forward over the railing, trying to get a few inches closer, to resolve the ghostly image into something clear enough to understand...The mist swirls and closes over the figure... but through the fog, you hear the petulant whine of a canine, and the horrible, full-chested sobbing of someone terrified. Terrified, and alone. The bridge phone beeps again. “Sir, sonar. We've got surface contacts bearing one-six-five, making about ten knots, maybe eight thousand yards out.” [ ] Clear datum at best speed - you don't know who either of these contacts are. [ ] Put her on the bottom - and *wait.* You know who they are. And you know who they're here for. [ ] Close on the mysterious boat and hail them again - you need to warn them if the new contacts are abyssals, and you dare not be detected if they're AESAN patrols.
pls stop with gratuitous images, leave me a few to post with the updates D:
>>131567It's an Ace Combat reference.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2atlpj7AGXU
>>131572>[ ] Close on the mysterious boat and hail them again - you need to warn them if the new contacts are abyssals, and you dare not be detected if they're AESAN patrols.Wait a minute, is this a fucking Chinese shipgirl with a corgi?
>>131572>[ ] Close on the mysterious boat and hail them again - you need to warn them if the new contacts are abyssals, and you dare not be detected if they're AESAN patrols.Possibly not the wisest idea, but certainly the most interesting.
>>131572>[X] Close on the mysterious boat and hail them again - you need to warn them if the new contacts are abyssals, and you dare not be detected if they're AESAN patrols.
>>131572>[ ] Close on the mysterious boat and hail them again - you need to warn them if the new contacts are abyssals, and you dare not be detected if they're AESAN patrols.
>>131596hurf. THEY STILL LOOK LIKE KUSHAN MOTHERSHIPS
>>131579Ok then, cant speak for the imagefags tho>>131572>Close and Hail them, but alert the torpedo room to prepare all tubes for firing just in case
>>131572>[x] Close on the mysterious boat and hail them again - you need to warn them if the new contacts are abyssals, and you dare not be detected if they're AESAN patrols.
>>131602It can't be helped.
Sorry guys, no Shiggy this week! My writing time has been gobbled up in the past couple of weeks due to a combination of RL commitments and Stellaris!Fuckin' Stellaris, man.
>>131617So when we going to see those notes from your TT campaign?
>>131617Aww, well good luck Merc.
>>131572>[x] Close on the mysterious boat and hail them again - you need to warn them if the new contacts are abyssals, and you dare not be detected if they're AESAN patrols.also prepare to set your two stinkiest ratings ashore with a sack of rice and a flag, this new sandbank will be china's territory!
>>131579Yet another point against /qst/
>>131602How is this a problem? Fleet Command is best shipgirl.
>>131628China will grow larger
>>131631I've already emailed the mods asking for the image limit to be bumped to 500 or something. That's childishly easy to fix. It's not the functionality of /qst/ at issue, but rather it's very existence. Any other complaint is re-arranging deck chairs on the titanic, for serious.
>>131631The image limit is exactly the same as /tg/'s though.
>>131631>Insert Snape face here
>>131617Thank for TRYING to write!
>>131655>The image limit is exactly the same as /tg/'s though.Actually it's double the normal limit, but with a bump limit of 1,000 it's a bit low still. But you know, trial board, etc.
>>131572>[ ] Close on the mysterious boat and hail them again - you need to warn them if the new contacts are abyssals, and you dare not be detected if they're AESAN patrols.I'm too soft-hearted for my own good...
>>131628>also prepare to set your two stinkiest ratings ashore with a sack of rice and a flag, this new sandbank will be china's territory!ahaha I fucking lol'd
Hey.Hey Guys.Remember Eversten?
So, shipgirls speak in whatever language they want, and they do it without effort. It's why the Japanese shipgirls all speak perfect English.At this point, it could be said they just speak it without thinking. It's like some kind of sci-fi instant translator, that makes you hear everything anybody says in your own language, except they just speak the language they need in the situation that needs it. So, this shipgirl could be anything, providing it sank nearish this area. Or hell, maybe she's ran out of fuel and been drifting, like a North Korean fishing boat, she might be from half way across the world.
>>131467>>131478This is something I never knew I wanted out of KCQ.Bright Noa giving no fucks while Settle goes batshit.
>>131655Image limit on /qst/ is 250.
>>131579Less shitposting more updating then.
>>131683>Bright dreams of Abyssal!White Base>He slaps the everloving Newtype shit out of her>Harder goes to him for love advice>He slaps him to straighten him up>Hate is a dense mofo again>BRIGHTSLAPYes pls.PLEASE.
>>131687That's more than /tg/'s 150 though isn't it?
>>131602THEY DO.... Beautiful like the sands of Kharak.Which is not at all, because the Great Desert is trying to kill you.
>>131704Yes, exactly. It's more than /tg/'s limit.Which is why 'exactly the same as /tg/'s' is wrong.I wonder how hard it would be to just give the OP unlimited image privileges, or their own limit.Probably too easy to abuse/spam with.>>131572>[ ] Close on the mysterious boat and hail them again - you need to warn them if the new contacts are abyssals, and you dare not be detected if they're AESAN patrols.
>>131532...Ok. you get one of the girls in a dress like that and I'll fucking wear my blues somewhere. deal?
>>131723I think it's important that we distinguish who should wear it and who should not wear it.
>>131723Lacking a Musashi, I argue that Yamato would fill that dress perfectly~
>>131723Sammy in a backless dress?
>>131723That's a picture of (a) Yamato. I think we have one of those kicking around. Dress too.
>>131723If you actually wear your blues to something, I swear, on my honor, I'll have a new NCO sword just for you to wear with it!
>>131730>Willie D in the dress>Settle turns slowly and methodically with the full force of angry brasshole to Hate, and then starts LAUGHING (que random enlisted running away while pissing themselves in terror)
>>131699With a side order of >Settle angst about waifus.>Bright gets off the phone with Mirai and goes about his business.>>131745... I'd like to see what that sword would look like.Chain-Sabre?
>>131745If it's not an authentic, flesh-cutting mameluke it's not worth it.>>131750>You and your wife are perfect fit.>Shut up. You're worse than Kai back in the OYW.
>>131626Ahahahahaahahaaha!You'd never finish them.
>>131775Those tokens are adorable, you know that, right?Could you post the strip with all of them?
>>131780Our primary drawfag is very enthusiastic.Last weekend he cranked out something like four different things in the span of a few hours.
>>131780Well, this is the most complete one I have right now!
>>131797hah san fran got no love
>>131797>bottom row, fifth from the left>"Everything will be FIRE"
>>131797Thank ya kindly!
>>131825>playback on other websites disabled by the video ownerWell done, anon, well fucking done
>>131825What in bloody blazes am I looking at
>>131853Fifty year old yandere who never hit puberty trying to seduce the guy she tricked into adopting her.
“Roger,” you say tersely. “Helm - adjust course to port by eleven degrees, eight knots.” You wait for the confirmation, then hang up and rejoin your XO at the rail. “We're closing?” he asks. “Want the boarding team?” “... not yet,” you decide. It could still be a fishing boat. It could still be a kid that went clam digging and got stranded on a sandbar by the morning tide. It could still be anything. Anything at all.Your boat cruises slowly through the water, the sound of weeping growing more distinct by the second. With all binoculars turned forward, every man straining his eyes as one, you struggle to pick out a hint of humanity from the swirling mists. As the morning wind stirs and strengthens, the fog thins a little, and at last, only a hundred yards distant, you espy a darker shadow in the mists, a tiny one.Leaning on the railing to steady your jittering arms, you stare, heart hammering with anticipation.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQEqUxTiXD4The bright orange halo catches your eye first - flecked with lighter yellow; the inner foam of a rescue ring that's been chewed up by shrapnel. As 305 cruises closer, the fuzzy figure clutching it becomes distinct - a young girl, kneeling on the water's surface. You can hear her wailing clear across the choppy water. The waves rise and fall, obscuring her from sight, but always her crying can be heard; desperate heartbroken wailing, agony leaking from a wound no bandage can staunch. You pick out snatches of words in her weeping - “-they're all gone, they're gone, where are you, WHERE ARE YOU-”- the binoculars shaking in your hands, blurring the impossible image, but not so much that you can miss the dog by her side, nuzzling its nose against her cheek, whining insistently, trying to get her moving. She's too lost in her misery, clutching the damaged life ring like it's her last hope on all the earth, squeezing her eyes shut against the cold reality of an empty, fog-choked sea. “Oh my God,” Wei is breathing. “Oh, my God.” “Aren't you an atheist?” you murmur, your mind latching onto that old familiar banter with desperate strength.“God,” Wei is breathing. “God. God.” Yes. God. He exists, and Wei is coming to grips with it now. And within minutes, you'll all be coming to grips with Satan, as well. [ ] Approach the incoming contacts on the surface - keep up the fishing boat ruse, and launch a surface attack, old-fashioned style. [ ] Gain some distance, go deep, and engage at standoff range - keep your options open, and buy her some time. [ ] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.
>>131889>[ ] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.It's a fucking trap, like an anglerfish's dangler.Also,>Scarred MiraiDeme why
>>131889>[ ] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.White knight time!
>>131889>[X] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.
>>131889>[ ] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.Can we send a crewman or two in a raft to her while we play decoy?
>>131889>[ ] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.we're seaMEN not seaboys
>>131889>[ ] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.Gotta make sure she knows what's going on. And an old-fashioned surface attack is hard to pull off when you don't have a deck gun to back up your fish.
>>131889>[x] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.
>>131889>[ ] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.since no SAN loss is happening, i say its a shipslut, not abyssal, so we help
>>131889[x] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.
>>131889 #>[X] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.
>>131889>[ ] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.
>>131889>[x] Gain some distance, go deep, and engage at standoff range - keep your options open, and buy her some time. we're a crappy submarine that's too old for missile tubes and too new to retain a vestigial deck gun.if we're doing anything remotely fighty it's time to put our hidden and dangerous hat on.
>>131889>[ ] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.>>131928What, the dog and floatie didn't tip you off?
>>131889>[X] Gain some distance, go deep, and engage at standoff range - keep your options open, and buy her some time.
contacts making ten knots, they're about 4 nautical miles away... barring speed or course changes, we've got about 20 minutes on the pessimistic side to do whatever we're going to do before they reach us.>>131889>[ ] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.Not just for white knighting, but because it's the best choice imo. Acting like a fishing boat is just going to get us shot because the cunts are out to murder. Moving away and engaging standoff is gonna leave her out of the loop and out of our ability to communicate with. Any option involving an attack involves making fuckloads of noise, so third option is best since it gets her into the reaction loop.
But do we think she is a Chinese ship girl? Do they even got sunken boats?
>>131889>[X] Hail her until she pays attention - shoot her, if you have to - and tell her to run. You'll make some noise, get their attention - draw them off. It's her only real chance.Anything to get her away from the abyssals and the PLAN. If she's a western shipgirl, just imagine how eager the Chinese would be to get their hands on her as a bargaining chip. We might be playing as a Chinese captain, but that doesn't mean I have to trust him.
>>131963man, unless he specifically says she isnt one, i dont trust the abyssals
>>131979most of their (albeit tiny) fleet was sunk or captured by the Japanese during the Sino-Japanese War, and the captured vessels got sunk by the US Navy during WW2
>>131983For a thick anon, are we in the pre-shoot out war time period or after the big shoot out war period?
>>131992After.We're basically checking the scraps of that match to see if we can pick up some hardware.
>>131979obviously it's a chinese bootleg willie D.
>>131979Well, there is Tan Yang, she survived the war.
>>131988Abyssals have a very distinctive visual style.And it's not like attempting personal-scale subterfuge matters when they're at sea.
>>131775Still want to read some of them.
>>132009Yukikaze will not sink!
>>131997>>131998>>132008So cute not so Chinese ship girls defending the east asian coast and struggle with overbearing party secretaries?
>>132021I'm inclined to believe it's Eversten.
>>132009>>132016>>132022Yukikaze thanks you for remembering her!
>>132030Finally. Also, in the Deutschland write ups, Lutzow mentioned to Deutschland that the Russians were planning on dissecting her, so I'd imagine the Chinese would be of a similar mind set
What do anons think of Haifuri?>>132030The dutch ship?
>>132047Yyyyep. Still checking Google if she has any connection to dogs, though.
>>132022>>132016>>132034Which reminds me, didn't she both appear as a destroyer during a previous battle and have a similarly terrible wartime experience ? (comparing to Shigure)We might want to get on that while it's still easy enough to catch.
As an aside, I've been doing some cursory google recon of Petropavlovsk>>132047I still need to grab today's episode. I'm enjoying it
>>132047Actually what happened to the dutch navy? Were they not rivaling the British fleet before? How were they reduced to a small handful of boats during WWII?
>>132043Unfortunately, we can't get our submarine killed, since no death, but however we vote, we have to make sure that the PLAN doesn't get this shipgirl to mainland China.Deme said in the IRC that this wasn't a Chinese shipgirl, so since it's probably western, we have to make sure the Chinese don't get her their hands on her.
>>132053That dog sounds like a PT corgi more than anything. Did Hate do a head count after the battle?
>>132059You will like it anon. It is in the same vein as previous episodes.
>>132021hard line communist shipgirls being duke of edinburgh tier embarrasing relics for slightly flabby and westernised modern china
>>132058No, she didn't.It has been pointed out by PF himself that it was an ASEAN patrol boat that happened to be at the right place at the right time.
On the subject of Yukikaze/Tan Yang:http://hijiribe.donmai.us/pools/8582>>132058It's been pointed out (long ago, when it was actually relevant) but aeroqueer didn't bother acknowledging.>>132076The other anon doesn't mean the big battle we just finished.
>>132068Must be a new Corgi, though. IIRC we're up to 50 now.
>>132068IIRC, the damn things seemingly auto-spawn and they've have more corgi's showing up all the time.This could be the that other US ship sunk at Sunda in WW2, the Evenston I believe it was. Maybe the dog spawned to assist her?
>>132076What?There was an ASEAN patrol boat in the carrier battle?Which we brought along?Are you drunk?>>132081Typical
>>132084Does Hate give each of them names (aside from the standard curses)?
>>132093it was one of the frigates not a patrol boat
>>132093I was talking about the Sunda gaggle, mate, assuming that was what you were talking about.
>>132047>What do anons think of Haifuri?Not watching it. Waiting to see if its actually good or just full of PLOT TWEESTS
>>132061After the Glorious Revolution in England, the Dutch exhausted themselves against Louis XIV, and the financial houses moved from Amsterdam to London. The economic base for the navy evaporated. Camperdown and Vlieter a hundred years was the last act.
>>132047's alright. I'm having fun, but I don't expect it to be much more than cute girls doing warship things for contrived reasons. They do a decent job of setting up the plot though.
>>132118Personally I wanna what Planefag's opinion is>Good>Decent>Meh>REEEEEEEEEE
>>132118So like this?
>>132099They have their hull numbers. Which is how we know that it's PT-109 who tends to hump carriers' legs, and PT-73 that Parker adopted and named "McHale".
>>131745I don't fucking trust you.
>>132146I'd say that's because he's brass. Then again, do butterbars count as brass, LT?
>>132154Butterbars are considered more useless than brass.
>>132126Ahhh thanks anon!
>>132154Hell no. They're shitters until proven otherwise.
>>132059For some reason this map says that the naval base is over in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, even though everything I've been able to find says that there's nothing of the sort in that city and that all of the submarine infrastructure is to the east in Vilyuchinsk
>>132167>Intel>getting anything right the first timeYour first mistake was believing the spy sat.
>>131979Could be the Evertsen. She was supposed to be with Perth and Houston, but got left behind. When she caught up, she got sunk.
>>132179And the dog with her? I'd doubt Hate, callous as he is, would forget one of his own Corgis.
>>132196It's entirely possible that it's a PT Boat that came back right here instead of at Yokosuka, or maybe it's a Dutch or British torpedo boat.
>>132127What is the plot?The only thing I know about is sudden betrayal and mind control or something.
>>132196Post never said corgi. The dutch can have PT dogs as well.
With Wei guiding the helm over the deck phone, 305 cruises towards the weeping girl. She finally looks up as the bow wave of your boat washes over her knees, startling her from her mourning. Her tear-stained face stares at you in shock as you lean over the bridge rail with a loudspeaker, cranked up to make sure she can hear you. “KASTURI!” you bellow. The name hits the girl like a slap. “KASTURI, IF THAT'S YOU, YOU NEED TO GET MOVING!” “W-who are you!?”“A FRIEND!” you say. “ENEMIES ARE COMING FROM THE SOUTH! WE'VE GOT TO MOVE!” “My crew!?” she weeps. “I c-c-an't, I can't leave my crew-”“WE'LL HELP YOU FIND THEM LATER!” you reply. “I PROMISE! BUT FOR NOW YOU HAVE TO TRUST ME, FOR NOW YOU HAVE TO -” you swallow - “RUN!” “Captain,” Wei breathes, “what are we going to-”“Make our course north-west,” you order. “And take us down!” The bridge watch scrambles into the hatch, your XO jamming the phone into its niche and jumping after them a second later. You pause for one long second to scan the water - the girl's up, moving, her big dog heeling by her side - and then you slam the hatch and dog it, then slide down the ladder into the control room. “Flank speed!” “Diesels?”“AND electrics!” you command. “Anything that won't melt the windings - DO it!” The Ming makes eighteen knots at flank, off either diesels or batteries - but with both of them dumping energy into the motors, she can just about make twenty. For a while. And right now, you'll need every knot of speed you can muster. There's no point in keeping up the fishing boat ruse, now - Abyssals kill any human they can get at. And lying in wait will put them within gun range of Kasturi when they arrive, and if they've got radar -
“Sound battle stations!” you command. The low, urgent hoot of the general quarters alarm rolls through the boat, accompanied by a blinking red light. You feel the frame of your vessel quiver slightly as seventy-odd pairs of boots hammer the deck; men rolling out of bunks, bodies moving in automatic reflex honed by countless drills before they're even awake. Scorning your tablet, you turn to the real-time tactical display on the larger screen set under the thick glass of the map table, even now updating with your sonar operator's best guess as to ongoing enemy tracks - with the boat accelerating, he can't hear them. You watch the growing “uncertainty” circles with unease even as the little ship symbols march down the presumed last bearings - knowing the enemy is bearing down on you, even though you can't see them-”“Re-established contact!” your sonarman calls. “Bearing one-five-niner - thirty-seven knots!” The display updates a few seconds later. Two more soon follow, all of them heading in your rough direction, their speed so great it's audible even over your own over-strained motors. The contacts jump and dash around as the computer struggles to collate the data - your sonar operator could over-ride the automatic algorithms and average their course, but he doesn't bother to; his guess is as good as the computers. “The shallows,” Wei says. He grew up a fisherman's son in a dirt-poor village - he knows the dangers of shallow water better than anyone. Sometimes a shallow bottom makes for calmer waters than the open ocean - but when a storm is threatening, the waves pile up higher and more violently than anywhere else. Boats are safer at sea than moored to their own docks in harbor, come such times. And right now, the choppy surface duct is helping keep you alive; the sound bouncing off the bottom and finding a chaotic, uneven mirror above. And of course - Krakatoa. Always rumbling, constantly grumbling.
Your chosen course split the difference between two needs - gaining distance from Kasturi, and gaining distance from the enemy. You need to drag them away for as long as possible before they bring you to bay. The course also splits your need to shadow your broadsides from active sonar with the need to expose the only advantage you've got - a decent, if dated, flank sonar array. It works its magic now, giving you a rough idea of the distance as your pursuers close in, eager for blood. Sweat trickles down your brow as your nerves scream - if you time this wrong, everyone trusting their lives to you will die. Including Kasturi. When you can bear it no more - when the dancing figures on the sonar display seem to suggest that the time is right - you make your move. “Helm. Make your speed four knots, heading, three-five-zero, and surface the boat.” The helmsman actually looks at you for a second before your glare impels him to his duty. As your boat slides back into the wind-whipped mists, you hear the first distant echos of active sonar starting up. “If they have radar-”“We're fucked anyways,” you intone. “Distress call?” Wei wonders.“I wouldn't answer it either,” you reply. The abyssals don't cloak as surface traffic - but they have mimicked SOS calls before, as much to make the cavalry suspicious of genuine cries for help as to lay traps. But this fog is perfect for traps. The distant echo-ranging draws closer. With their sonar bounding off your hull, it's easy to range them even through your own baffles - six-thousand yards, and closing. Active sonar is very effective in the shallows - but it tends to be optimized to find submerged objects. An idling boat on a choppy surface isn't easy to pick out, and visual range is very limited. But the wind is rising, and while that makes the surface duct noisier, it means the fog is quickly thinning.[ ] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes. [ ] Go belly-up on the bottom - and wait for them to pass over you.
MODERN (even if 80s) SHIPGIRL
>>132251Remember. The blood of heroes.
>>132253>[ ] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes.
>KatsuriHoly shit.HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
>>132253>[X ] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes.Any chance we could take a page from Harder's playbook and shove one down their throats?
>>132265Naka's gonna lose her shit.
>>132265I'll take that to mean that Higgens and Sherman shipgirls are confirmed, because they and their crews bled to save the goddamn city of Los Angeles from bombardment by Abyssal heretics
>>132253[ ] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes.
>[ ] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes. The Ming isn't good enough to hide from them I'm thinking, it's kill or be killed at this point.
>>132280Move over Harder, it's time for Naka to get some real sex~ual hea~ling.
>>132239>KASTURI!...well then.The dog must be one of the Spicas, then?oh god what the fuckdamned if she doesn't deserve it, though>>132253>they have mimicked SOS calls beforeoh those fucking cunts, good to know though>>132253>[ ] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes.Hit 'em
>>132294The blood of heroes.
>>132277There is. You're using Yu-4s, which are shitty fucking torpedoes by modern standards, but you do have the Leveling Effect to work with. Passive-only sonar, maximum speed of 35 knots, with wire-guided control. You've got six forward tubes and two stern tubes, and 18 fish total. Maximum range is 7nm or so at top speed; assume 3nm if your target turns to run when you launch (they usually will.) That's about 9,000 yards. Make them count.
>>132253>turn the goddamn sub around and get those abyssal fuckers in your line of fire
>>132280took the words right out of my mouth, anon
>>132253>[x] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes.
>>132280Well it'll certainly make things interesting if they ever meet or if Kasturi ever meets her. It'll really depend on how Kasturi feels about the whole attack run.
>>132303>Maximum range is 7nm or so at top speed; assume 3nm if your target turns to run when you launch (they usually will.)>“Re-established contact!” your sonarman calls. “Bearing one-five-niner - thirty-seven knots!”Leveling effect aside, looks like they can kite us all day long if they're smart and we're dumb.
>>132310Forget Naka, the whole goddamn planet is gonna lose its shit here (though one of the write-ups mentioned CV-67 launching "ghostly F-14s", to defend Boston)
>>132284Higgins survived.>ShermanYou might be on to something there. >>132292>The Ming isn't good enough to hide from them I'm thinking, it's kill or be killed at this point.Laying "belly-up" on the bottom greatly reduces your active sonar signature, and you've already got your stern turned towards them - end-on, the returns are a lot lower (less surface area.) But then you have to wait for them to go clean over you before you can shoot - and while the fish would be right on top of them, they'd also be right on top of YOU. Hell of a risk.On the other hand, turning around and staying on the surface lets you get very close, fog permitting, but that shootout will be fast and lethal.
>>132239Oh dear God.Katsuri.
>>132253>[ ] Go belly-up on the bottom - and wait for them to pass over you.WHAT IS EVEN HAPPENING
>>132253>[X] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes. >but they have mimicked SOS calls beforeSpooky as fuck
>>132284>Abyssal hereticsYou. I like you. IN THE EMPEROR'S NAME! CLEANSE THE HERETIC!
>>132320>Leveling effect aside, looks like they can kite us all day long if they're smart and we're dumb.Yep, you noticed! You'll want to be right on top of them before you fire.
>>132253>[x] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes. i don't think we could pull off the surprise buttsex maneuver. letting them pass over us is begging to be depth charged.
>>132331>IN THE EMPEROR'S NAME! CLEANSE THE HERETIC!Speaking of, is it time to tell them about the President?
Okay, so Katsuri came back. Now--she's a Malaysian corvette, right? The biggest bite she's got is probably those Exocets.Hope the Chinese will treat her right, should they bring her back.>>132303Oh joy--nautical knife-fighting. This should be an interesting bout.
>>132324>that shootout will be fast and lethal.I mean, sub combat always is to be fair.>>132332fuuuuuuuck.Do we have any radar warning capability? If they DO happen to have radar, I'd like to get our asses under the water post-haste
>>132339Fucking hush. I'm on a SPESS MARINE thing here. Fuckit, you killed my buzz. do whatever.
>>132253>[X] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes.Valhalla, shiny and chrome, if now is the time
>>132339Explain yourself, Praetor!
>>132324>Higgins survived.So no shipgirls if the ship is still floating and in one piece?
>>132253>[ ] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes.Gotta be aggressive when they're pinging and you're a diesel boat.
>>132359Oh come on mate, at least we're getting Higgins back in the fight soon. Did you even read the past few threads?
>>132359At the very least they must not be in active duty. Museum ships are sorta okay.
>>132359Active duty might be the qualifier here, considering Iowa.
>>132359>So no shipgirls if the ship is still floating and in one piece?Well, remember how Parker discovered that even "normal" ships sing, when you apply his algorithm to them? They're all alive, anon. They just don't manifest their "spirit" unless they lose their original body... or if they need to rescue a Marine bleeding out on their deck.
>>132284But Higgin's shipgirl is all but confirmed already, if the Iowa writefaggotry was anything to go by and is still canon. Be really funny if she walks around the ship when noone's around.
>>132331>I like you.Can he come over to your house and fuck your sister?
>>132375>tfw all the modern JMSDF ships have chibified forms of the older shipgirlsKeke
>>132375Admittedly, whatever phenomenon allowed the Abyssals to return full of vengeance probably also allowed Iowa to pull off her incarnation.Otherwise, no dice on that front and ships would have stayed un-incarnated, even if a Marine was bleeding out on their deck.
>>132375What if anything does this imply about CV-63 Kitty Hawk (I swear to god anons don't bring up Strikers '89) or CV-67 JFK
>>132167Anyway, here's some slavic home video of the submarine base and surrounding terrain from a nearby mountaintop.http://www.sgan2009.ru/Poselok%202/VidsKoldyna.html>>132387>Implying JS Kaga hasn't been fanboying over Kaga like a mother figure ever since she came backBaseball match with the crew of the LHD Essex when?
>>132324>Laying "belly-up" on the bottom greatly reduces your active sonar signature, and you've already got your stern turned towards them - end-on, the returns are a lot lower (less surface area.) But then you have to wait for them to go clean over you before you can shoot - and while the fish would be right on top of them, they'd also be right on top of YOU. Hell of a risk.What exactly does "belly up" mean. Do we roll the boat 180 degrees along her long axis? I didn't know subs could do that.
>>132375>>132396Furthermore, the definition of "heroes" must be quite... broad, considering the history of some ships that are not Abyssals right now.
>>132400What's that about SW89?
>>132375spooky shit don't make no sense
>>132399>>132401>>132392If Higgins does an every-four-hours inspection of her engine room when she's done being refitted, we panic.
>>132400>What if anything does this imply about CV-63 Kitty Hawk[B]NOTHING GOOD, ANON. NOTHING GOOD.[/B] I wasn't joking when I said the maintenance crews never go in teams of less than three, and they always bring rape whistles.YOU NEVER KNOW.
>>132405If Caitlyn Jenner can be a hero, I don't see why Willie and the like can't be.
>>132405Maybe they weren't heroes, but wanted another chance to become heroes.Or they just held on to their morals and decided The Right Thing To Do was come back and protect humanity.
>>132404Not literally. It's just a fancy term for letting the boat settle onto the sandy bottom, lying there very quietly. Makes it harder to pick out her return from the sea bottom itself. The boat looks a lot like a hump on the bottom instead of, you know, a sub.
>>132406Kitty Hawk was sunk during a big naval battle near Alaska that involved FLYING RUSSIAN CARRIERS.
>>132400>What if anything does this imply about CV-63 Kitty Hawk (I swear to god anons don't bring up Strikers '89) or CV-67 JFKKitty Hawk's in really damn lousy shape, last I checked, and she'd only have gotten worse once the war started and pulled everyone off preservation duty.
[X] Go belly-up on the bottom - and wait for them to pass over you.My understanding is we need to be *really* close, else they can just pop us like a balloon and then turn around.
>>132405>Furthermore, the definition of "heroes" must be quite... broadCaptains go down with their ships.
>>132405I'm assuming I-8 would be operating with her Germany trip crew>>132406>sighwhy did I bring that up when I knew of the consequences>>132412>pic related
>>132417>Kitty Hawk was sunk during a big naval battle near Alaska that involved FLYING RUSSIAN CARRIERS.The irony is that Fronk beat himself up over that but in real life it'd make him a hero of the Navy
>>132401>>Implying JS Kaga hasn't been fanboying over Kaga like a mother figure ever since she came back
>>132404no, that's what cats and other such asshole creatures do when they're gonna claw the everloving shit out of you.(i think space battleship yamato 2199 could flip upside down and do submarine stuff instead of battleship stuff.. in the sea. in space. but, yeah no. that's not a real thing.)
>>132435He reacted better than Anon did though
Hoo boy. And here's me having to go back to work just as things are about to GIT GUD.>>132253>[X] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes.Given what deme said about the shittiness of the Yu-4, this is the best way to fight this out. If they're still closing when we shoot, they need to turn around before they can try to outrun the fish, and that delay increases the odds of the torps catching and killing their asses. Lying on the bottom might not work as concealment, and even if it did, all the Abbies have to do is hit the gas and go straight ahead to leave these shitty-ass Yu-4s far in their wakes.Also: LurK, did you get my question over IRC? What's your call?
>>132438This is literally the best picture ever
>>132421KCQ is set in the 2020's from what I've read, so CV-67 JFK is a museum ship and therefore can be fully obtained as shipguy (headcanon for me is CV-67 looks like his namesake in the 40s)
>>132426But does a single duty driven act of courage redeem knowing acts of evil?
>>132253>[X] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes.
>>132446The launch of JMSDF Kaga saw a number of fanarts involving Kaga & Kaga.
>>132446You can make it happen.You have the power.
>>132444Let's make it as discreet as possible, boss. I'd hate to come off as a douche to everybody on SV who's been giving encouraging words about my work.
>>132253>>[X] Turn your boat around while you still can - get them in the arc of your forward tubes.
>>132444Hail be to Death By Chains, noble Bolo of the Dinochrome Brigade, who steadfastly archives these threads.
>>132449Settle specifically quotes it as being 2018 in the second session, IIRC. The one where he rescued Willie D. Adorable from the 'chequered paint' prank Tone and Chikuma inflicted on her.
>>132401Another video showing off the submarine base and adjoining village, this time with slavsinging>>132453>>132446Kaga and her daughter a cute
>>132449>Ship spirit JFK and PT-109 have a lot of bonding moments>They spend their time spotting DAT STERN together
>>132456And if he doesn't, the writefags certainly can
>>132416>Not literally. It's just a fancy term for letting the boat settle onto the sandy bottom, lying there very quietly. Makes it harder to pick out her return from the sea bottom itself. The boat looks a lot like a hump on the bottom instead of, you know, a sub.Ah, okay. That makes much more sense. Thank you based planefaggot.
>>132450>But does a single duty driven act of courage redeem knowing acts of evil?
>>132476Bro I've been spitballing about Essex and Kaga's daughters getting caught up in their shenanigans from day one>>132471Fuck forgot the linkshttp://www.sgan2009.ru/Poselok%201/jnashelgorod.htmlhttp://www.sgan2009.ru/Poselok%201/Gimn.html
>>132476This must involve something about Chibi-Kaga and Essex bonding, I guess?
Something I've been wondering....if Shipsluts were the size of ships....
>>132485And yet there is no right answer, is there?Good. It should not be an easy question to answer.
>>132375So all the scrapped Essex's could come back, but Hornet, Yorktown, Intrepid, and Lexington are not legible.
>>132459Right-oh.(re: discretion: I'm sorry to call you out in public. I would've done all of this over the IRC, but for some reason it stopped accepting my inputs after that first exchange.)>>132466SO JUDGED.[transmission terminated at source.]
>>132500Considering that Essex!Hornet's Admiral considered her to be a reincarnation of Yorktown!Hornet, we MIGHT not be able to get the latter while we have the former.
>>132491Haman is the worst remove haman pig disgusting zeon
>>132497It's been done. I'm pretty cool with it, but it's not what's happening here. :v
>>132497FI FI FO FUM I SMELL ABYSSAL SCUM
>>132500That would suck. Imagine Lexington's reaction when she wakes up buried up to her ass in sand.
>>132500You know how much of a handful one Essex is?Now imagine twenty-three more of her running around.
>>132446Really? I thought this would be the one.
>>132505For once I agree with Crix.But then again, fuck Zeon in general.
>>132501Nah m8, I was talking about discreet content removal. Also, try linking up on the IRC again, it coughs up like that from time to time.
>>132505>Haman is the worst
>>132488I'll just link the whole website of this dude who really fucking loved Vilyuchinsk, there's some neat videos and photos to help you get a feel for the terrain and area.
>>132513THE ABSOLUTE MADWOMAN
>>132303> Yu-4Are they big torpedoes though?
>>132513Now we all know Goto's pain.And behold, it is a good pain.
>>132449>CV-67 JFK is a museum ship and therefore can be fully obtained as shipguy (headcanon for me is CV-67 looks like his namesake in the 40s)JFK. CV.Confirmed carrier counterpart to Iku?
>>132529Filthy Chaos Heretics in this thread.
>>132520w o r s t
>>132497Over 20,000 tons of pussy and ass!
>>132533As if PT-109 wasn't enough of an indication.
>>132523And by 'link the website' I mean 'forget the link yet again.It's been a long week.http://www.sgan2009.ru/1Poselokmorjkovpodvodnikov.html
>>132470Ah but that's well within the timeframe for CV-67 becoming a museum ship.>>132512Do you think all of them are going to be the same personality, Planefag and the Writefags (hey that could be the name of a shitty band) would put more effort into the family then that>>132516>Ultraradical Zeonfags will be violated
>>132525It's a ~300kg warhead; that's tiny by WW2 standards - the Type 91 airlaunched torpedo outweighs it, but it's massive by modern standards - it's 6 times the weight of a mark 46.
>>132512What if Intrepid comes back as old Intrepid and not the spunky WW2 one.She has to move around in a wheelchair, with an old VFW jacket, showing off to the kids what a Concord and Space Shuttle are.
>>132555So by leveling effect rules it should be making as much boom as a japanese torp?
>>132525>309 kg warheadThat's roughly 681 lbs. Pretty big for the current tasking if you ask me.
>>132544Have triple the Kaga.
>>132375>or if they need to rescue a Marine bleeding out on their deck.Woah woah woah. Back the fun bus the christ up there, fucko. The fuck do you mean. The fuck are you fucking saying. You saying she came back for me? Nice fucking try, she was already fucking moving. Didn't even fucking need me there. You trying to play fuckin mind games with me?
>>132555"Tiny?" No, not really. That's about the weight of the standard US torpedo warhead of WW2. And those did just fine at killing destroyers, even with all their flaws--stopping power was not an issue.
>>132555So about the same amount of boom as a Mark 48 (295 kg).Speaking of, I've got a sinking feeling that we're gonna run into that submarine bitch from the bonin islands battle again when we head to russia
>>132558Hell we might get USS Forrestall CV-59 because of the brave sacrifices of her crew in their attempts to save the ship from BuOrd's fuckup
>>132512I think I've said this in the past, but given the sheer number of Essex class ships, there is no standard look or personality for them.It would be unfair for me to monopolize such a large design space like that to begin with, and I am far too busy at the moment to draw all 23 of her sisters anyways.If anyone wants to write one of her sisters or design them, they're absolutely free to do so. Don't need to ask me for input or anything. Much as possible, reds or blues as primary colors and it'll fit in fine with the cast.Frankly, Essex can't recall how they looked and she particularly doesn't all that much. They're all her little sisters and she's proud of every single one of them.
>>132570She was moving, yes. She manifested as a GIRL to save your ass.
>>132469Holy fuck that's adorable
>>132570... True. She was indeed moving of her own power to save the city.Still, perhaps the need for a direct intervention in saving you gave her the extra push to figure out incarnating herself as a ship girl, while her hull was still intact.
>>132576>Forrestal returns>She's an American version of KanakoGIVE ME THE CHOCOLATE, ADMIRAL
>>132570>>132579thisamplify your relaxed state for once, Marine
>>132570Silly Marine, she would have fought no matter what....Are you truly so broken inside that the idea of someone, ANYONE, deciding that you're worth the effort is so foreign to you?You bled for her, and expected her to just IGNORE YOU?...Christ, how do you manage to BREATHE being that dumb?
>>132582You mean Hanako, anon.can't believe I worked on that game
>>132590From the same place that says there isn't anything but platonic feelings between him and an IJN bote that steals his underoos.
>>132592thank you for your cervix, ks dev
>>132582or alternatively she returns and proceeds to go on a tirade about how fucking stupid McNamara and his stupid fucking "Whiz Kids" were and how the goddamn politicraps in Washington should have let the goddamn military do its goddamn job and then proceeds to start dialogue with Harder and Iowa about the sheer stupidity of BuOrd and its successor.
>>132558>She has to move around in a wheelchair, with an old VFW jacket, showing off to the kids what a Concord and Space Shuttle are.Ought to get a few interesting reactions from carrier girls and one speedfreak destroyer when she explains that the recon plane in her airwing is a fucking Blackbird.
>>132566For those wondering where the third one came from.
man KS was 10+ years ago, holy shit.
>>132606Shimakaze would challenge the fairy pilot of the blackbird to a race>>132607More like disgruntled Vietnam Vet shipgirl (complete with flashbacks of the '67 fire)
>>132577The only thing that matters is the long hull Essex ships like Ticonderoga being taller than her since she's so sensitive about her it.
“Helm!” you shout. “Put her hard over to port!” The wheel spins free as your helmsman throws 305 into an emergency turn, smacking the rudder against the stops as you turn your bow towards the incoming enemy - every second your broadsides are exposed you're at much greater risk of detection, and the enemy's closing fast. You raise the periscope and press your eyes to it, hoping at full extension that it might rise above the mist. No such luck - but it does give you eyes on the surface conditions. You pan it back and forth slowly, straining to pick out the looming shadows of dark-hulled warships through the fog. With the enemy out of your baffles, the sonarman can pinpoint the incoming targets. Your weapons officers busily work out firing solutions, keeping them constantly updated as their eyes linger on the firing switches. Three fast warships - six tubes - two fish each. A strange feeling of calm settles on your shoulders as you peer through the periscope glass - there's only one way this can end. But despite the growing pressure squeezing your skull in from all sides - despite the cold prickling down your nape - you feel no fear. Sixteen months ago you said goodbye to your family as War loomed over the South China Sea. You might still be a speed bump - but now there's something worth defending; something more precious than the Party's ambitions or national prestige. There's nothing to fear.You've always done right by 305. She'll do right by you.The first sleek black carapace looms out of the fog, the ugly muzzle of a cannon sliding out of the toothy grimace of an Abyssal destroyer. The big, ugly muzzle turns towards you. “FIRE!”
>>132622This guy gets it.
>>132610Time flys so fast don't it?
>>132610really brings it home that we might actually die of old age while waiting for OP to deliver
>>132592Thanks for making me experience romantic feelings for fictional character
>132629that actually made me laugh
>>132623PUSH BACK THE NIGHT
>>132629nah man, deme posts slow, but he's not *that* slow.BlackJack on the other hand...
Well, that should do it for tonight! I'll have the conclusion to our omake written up to post on Wednesday, as well as another update for the vote from the last "normal" thread vis a vis Settle and Parker. See you later~>>132629HEY NIGGA AT LEAST I DIDN'T FUCK OFF TO PLAY IDOLMASTER FOR A DECADE just Warband for two weeks
>>132623'ERE WE GO
>>132623everything will be ok
>>132606> Abyssals are attacking> An old lady in a wheelchair fumbles with her purse> many miniature airplanes fall out of it, an F-16, Mig-21, TBM Avenger, etc.> "ahh here it is"> throws mini A-6 intruder like a paper airplane> it drops a mini M83> Bomb falls, all the abyssals die
>>132641Warband is a noble distraction.Doom proves to be equally noble and entertaining.I literally have not felt this good about a FPS since the original Doom.
>>132629He's faster than the other kancolle quest>>132589
>>132641oh you little-Cheers boss
>>132641Thanks for the fun, boss
>>132641Anything left to post or is it safe to close the tab?
>>132675All done for tonight, I think!
>>132641Good night, Demetrious. It was definitive a refreshing and novel digression.With stunning revelations, as well.
We finished the thread before we hit the image limit.....WTF>have free german WW2 Mineclearing tank pic
>>132679Wait, I realized it immediately after posting it.
>>132641Your Chinaman sure talks like an American.
>>132679Katawa Shoujo, mate
>>132679>>132687Katawa Shoujo, bro...jou.
>>132691What's he supposed to talk like? CHING CHONG NIP NONG RUV U WRENG TIME?
>>132685Wasn't Mac a Marine colonel?
well i guess we could argue in circles about /qst/s future and the future of questing, achieving nothing of note?
>>132476"Okaa-san, stop being so tsundere for the American carrier. It's embarassing."
>>132702>Not talking about the possibilities of Nimitz and any of the Kidd-class ships coming back
>>132555>>132564>The joke______________>Your heads
>>132705Oops forgot to post write ups!"Thanks again for showing me around the base Hamp!" I say to the Heavy Cruiser walking beside me. The man was tall, dark, and handsome; messy haired and perma-stubbled, yet his disheveled appearance only added to his charm. If he were my type, I'd have swooned. However, Hamp was a hipster, and therefore, not my type. And most likely, he was gay. Which was EXCELLENT news, because I always wanted a gay best friend! I mean, he WAS gay right? Straight men don't wear jeans that tight! "No problem at all!" He says, holding open the dormitory doors for me. "Skipper set you up in a room with our other carrier, so you'll have pleasant company!" So polite! I courtesy, flicking out the tails of my tattered coat in as I pass. My outfit still bothered me though. It was so... SKIMPY and UNLADYLIKE! And incomplete. How so incomplete: My arm guards, the the shin and thigh armor of my boots, the upper chest piece even! I couldn't feel the steel and metal that once composed them. It was lost, spread over the world after I was scrapped, and it was infuriating that I couldn't wear it! Empty. Missing. Patch worked like my memories. "'Pleasant company'?" I ask, "Everyone's been great since I came back! Even the jap girls are alright. Except that carrier of theirs, the one with the stick up her ass- ah, wait! Hold on a moment!" I whistle sharply at the bald eagle perched on my shoulder. "Colbert!"*Squawk!* "Yes, I'm TALKING to you MISTER!" I say, pointing an accusatory finger at him. "Pets aren't allowed in the dorms so you'll have stay outside!" *Squawk!* *Squawk!* "Watch your language young man! That sounded like COMMIE-SPEAK right there!" I stare at my bird. He turns a beady eye and stares at me back. I stare harder and ASSERT MY DOMINANCE. "That's a good bird!" I wave goodbye to the eagle as he shuffles out of the door and takes off into the sky. "Keep overwatch for us Colbert! We can't have the Abyssal's sneak up on us! As I was saying—" I say, dusting the the shoulder of my jacket, "—that carrier of theirs, the girl with the stick up her ass."Kaga?" Hamp says, an amused grin barely visible over the lid of his coffee cup. "THAT one, yes!" I run a hand through the locks of my side bangs, absentmindedly curling a stray strand. I liked that part of being human, touching things. The dark haired girl, she had left a bad taste in my mouth. "I ran into her after I talked to SecNav! Is that cold expression of hers, ya know, CARVED on her face?" She was cute though, for a filthy jap. "Like. Wow. The bitch gave me a nickname even though we just met! 'Rezu', whatever that means!"
>>132697Head Chink [ANGRY TONAL LANGUAGE NOISES]XO Gook [MOCKING CHING CHONG SOUNDS]Head Chink [CHICOMS INTERNALLY]
>>132729"I'm sure she means no harm Essex." *SIIIIIIIIP* I could have sworn Hamp's grin grew even wider as he lead me through the dormitory. "Once we get you settled in, I'll take you to the commercial district. The Skipper gave you an advance on your pay so you can shop for some casual clothes. I know this excellent shop tucked into a corner!" He pauses, swirling around his coffee. "Oh! About that bird of yours. Talk to the Skipper about him. He approved Sammy to have her flotilla of corgis with her." "PUPPIES?!" I shout, jumping and skipping forward. "Oh man, this fleet is the BEST! So anyways, about 'pleasant company'! If I'm with... Hornet, was it? Who did they put you with?" "A loud manlet." He grimaces. "Is that a good thing? Is he really that bad?" "YES." He says, tightly gripping the door handle of what would soon be my room here, "CV-9 Essex" and "CV-8 Hornet" lettered in on the nameplates. "Yes. The manlet is that bad! And his taste in music. Don't even get me started!" Yep. He was TOTALLY, RADICALLY gay. Awesome! "You think the only people who are people—" a woman danced alone in her—our—room. Tanned brown skin, and lithe muscle that flowed like water, as she moved to her own silent rhythm, "—are the people who look and think like you—" songbirds fluttered around the room with her, dancing and flittering between the furniture as they chirped and sang happily in tune with her, peacocking their colorful plumes, "—but if you walk the path of a stranger, you'll learn things you'll never kneeeeeew!""So this is Hornet." I turn to Hamp. He was absolutely lost in the sight, his eyes focused only on the woman before him. "Yep." He says, sipping his coffee. There's the whooshing sound as he tilts down the last of his drink. Hamp does not, however, stop sipping. DAMMIT. He WASN'T gay. The REAL tragedy however, was that I no longer had a gay best friend to go shopping with! Now who was I supposed to ask for fashion advice? Admiral Shirou?!"Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon—" The beads of her tanned leather outfit shook and rattled with her movements as the swayed across the tanned skin of her slim belly, joining the bangles and anklets gracing her wrists and ankles to the beat in her head. "—or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?" The colorful garden of flowers, carefully decorated and placed along the window sills, seemed to come alive. Touched by her words, they came alive and followed her as she sang, filling the room with vibrant colors only matched by the haphazard and clashing rivers of colors sprawling across the walls. "Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains!" She sang with her heart, letting the beauty of nature shine. She twirled around the room, her sonorous voice sending the world a flutter as she brought the world around her to life.
>>132729>Hornet and Essex are roommatesI knew this day would come
>>132738"Can you paint with all the colors of the wind!" She asked, petals fluttering around her, picked up and dancing in the wind with her. They pick up pace and twirl faster and faster until it was as if Hornet was carried by them. I could feel the spirit in the air, the scent of woodland, the sweet taste of wild flowers, and the sound of rushing rivers in the Appalachians, as she flowed before the pale sky. "Can you paint wi—" She stops. The songbird suddenly cease to sing, and the petals flutter to the ground as she finally notices us, her eyes going white as she quivers, frozen like stone between movements, "can you paint wi—" The birds give a half-hearted chirp, before they flutter out the wide windows, flying away with the homely aromas of woodland, as Hornet blushes, slowly but surely, turning from a pale pink to a bright and blushing red, "c-can you paint w— HAMP!?" *SIIIIIIIIIIIIP*
>>132525Yes, they are anti-surface capable. In fact they are considered only good for anti-surface; without an active sonar seeker they'd have a hell of a time against a sub. Rumors abound of ASW capable variants, but, you know, information out of China and all.
>>132747That's when Hornet whistles sharply, and then executes a perfect swan dive out the nearest window. *WHOOOSH*! The thumps of large wings breaks the silence. From the sky come a flutter of feathers and talons and the beasts swoop down on the princess. Hamp and I run after her, but we were far too late. From the window, Hamp and I could only watch as a trio of Golden Eagles safely carry Hornet to the ground. The pair perched atop her shoulders fly away as she lands, but the other remains atop her head. as Hornet books it down the street- wait just a GODDAMN minute! "COLBERT!" THAT EAGLE PERCHED ON HER HEAD WAS A BALD EAGLE. MY BALD EAGLE! "COLBERT, YOU JACKASS HOW DARE YOU BETRAY ME!" *SQUAWK*! "I DON'T CARE IF SHE OFFERED YOU APPLE PIE AND HOTDOGS FROM HER SECRET TEPEE IN THE FOREST!" I shout at the bird, angrily shaking my fist at him. "YOU WENT AGAINST ORDERS SAILOR! GET BACK HERE AND GIVE ME TWENTY!" Absolutely useless! SecNav wanted us to run a stream again and Colbert was supposed to co-host, and now he just runs off like this? What a bird brain. I sigh as Hornet dives into the nearest woodland. "So Hamp, this is an average day around here, huh?" I ask him. "Never a dull moment in the fleet, is there?" "Yep" Hamp stood by me, elbow propped on the window sill as he watched the Indian princess flyaway. "It's like I'm watching the Russian Baltic Fleet en route to Tsushima— so that's CV-8 Hornet then." "Yep." "She's beautiful!" "Yep" "And you're an asshole!" I give him a friendly love tap on the arm. "JESUS CHRIST" Hamp cries. There's a sharp snapping sound, and Hamp collapses to the floor. Oh, fuckin'-doodle-dandy that's right, gotta control that ship girl strength! I'm a human now, after all! "Come on! She's cute when she's all flustered like that!" He moans from the floor. "You're not wrong, hipster, you're not wrong!" I say, flashing him a BRILLIANT smile as I give him a thumbs up! "But you're still a total asshole!"=======================Magical Dprk CV-9 Essex vs Magical Disney Princess CV-8 HornetEND
>>132747Oh, Hornet. You're so in love.Fortunately for you, so is Hamp.
...help I can't breathe, Hornet singing Pocahontas. My sides!
>>132747>>132738>Hamp catches Hornet singing that Disney songAhahahahahahhaha
>>132544>Over 20,000 tons of pussy and ass!gaodhadlarff>>132570>Nice fucking try, she was already fucking moving. Didn't even fucking need me there. You trying to play fuckin mind games with me?Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the legendary Tsunderine.
>>132763>Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the legendary Tsunderine.Quick Artfags! Draw twintails on Hate!
>>132763Yankeedere is Yankeedere dess!He's always busy shouting "MUH HEADSPACE!" in his shop while he braids Yamato's hair for her dess!
>>132763>TsunderineI-it's not l-like I w-wanted to shoot the 240 B-bravo at you, y-you B-blue Falc-con!
>>132729>However, Hamp was a hipster, and therefore, not my type.>And most likely, he was gay.SHOTS FIRED!
>>132513How?I don't even.
>>132754>That's when Hornet whistles sharply, and then executes a perfect swan dive out the nearest window.Someone's played undertale
>>132738>Admiral Shirou?!i lol'ed
>>132788FYI I have a master list of names for her to call the admiral by.Usually it depends on context.
>>132685Somebody visited the imgur frontpage today, I see.Aside from me.
>>132763he's so desperate to feel no gfit's fucking bizzareare his spider senses misfiring?
>>132785RATO bottles anon! They worked!
>>132796No, they're firing perfectly. They give him warning signals to avoid grade SSS pussy.
>>132786only thing missing is Hamp saying "She usually nails the landing">>132788Yet he's far less dense compared to the Tsunderine
>>132754>"I DON'T CARE IF SHE OFFERED YOU APPLE PIE AND HOTDOGS FROM HER SECRET TEPEE IN THE FOREST!" kek
>>132806The one that boost speed?
>>132818Indeed, Demetrious. Indeed.
>>132754>bird Is CHEEK BREEKI
>>132800back when batlead landed on akagi, i was half expecting things to go /tg/ in the bad way
>>132821yep. basically booster rockets strapped to a plane to get it off the ground faster.
>>132786Sorry, but I've never played Undertale.Memegames are boring anyways.>>132754*Magical DorkWhoops. Mistyped the title! I never got around to putting in the paste!
>>132832We must get Bat-Lead a TSF from CV-67 so he may Purge heretic aircraft more effectively
>Live press conference scheduled to have ship girls speak>It begins>Someone hears that Shimakaze is coming>Goto and everyone panics due to her lewd outfit>Shimakaze arrives dressed like >>132826>Everyone stunned>Press adores her
>>132818Make it real planefag, make it REAL. You know you want to.
Keep it going people, the archive is still trying to update.
>>132851But you play Fate/Stay Night
>>132513If Shimakaze doesn't want to use rocketry, there are other alternatives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBi0LqgwrH8
>>132866>Keep it going people, the archive is still trying to update.sup/tg/ having problems with /qst/?
>>132868>But you play Fate/Stay NightTOLD
>>132872Not sure, but the thread has apparently been archived for some reason, not sure if its one of us or some /tg/fag
>>132868FSN predates the Age of Memes though.
>>132872oh and the archiving stops before the cliffhanger and Catte's writeup so yeah
>>132893Why did Raiden become Chuunibotes.
>>132908Because it was likely made before their Kai-Ni upgrades were revealed and thus headcanon (also explains Shimakaze's weird outfit)
>>132914Well yes that much is obvious. (They still don't have their K2s, anyways)But why make'em into chuunibote rehash.
Wonder what Shangri-La would look like as a shipgirl.
>>132917Because of the whole association with Tenryuu of course.
>>132918dunno, maybe like hornet because of the ruse?
>>132885>"JESUS CHRIST" Hamp cries. There's a sharp snapping sound, and Hamp collapses to the floor. Oh, fuckin'-doodle-dandy that's right, gotta control that ship girl strength! I'm a human now, after all! "Come on! She's cute when she's all flustered like that!" He moans from the floor.>"You're not wrong, hipster, you're not wrong!" I say, flashing him a BRILLIANT smile as I give him a thumbs up! "But you're still a total asshole!"
>>132916I edited this picture to include her load out.
>>132763>Tsunderine.Now I bet you think you're fucking clever.
>>132933>inb4 this is what she looks like with her memories back>>132935He probably does
>>132935When was that ever in doubt?
>>132926>Shangri-La is Hornet's twinYes pls>>132933What's with the flare guns? Also,>[secret]dafuq?!
>>132949I'm just covering my ass in case I missed something.
Ladies, Gentlemen... Marines..... May I present the oldest goddamn corgi on the planet
>>132933Someone make Essex with Colbert.
>>132968Are those actual mk13s or replicas?
>>132940I won't completely rule out the possibility of twintails.
>>132959Now, look. I may have been really fucked up from blood loss and, ya know, getting shrapnel all up in my shit, but I'm pretty sure Iowa ain't got tits like that. Or Blonde hair. Fuckin A, man.
>>132995>>132968replicas i'm sure
>>133007Her boobs got bigger when she filled up her fuel tanks and she dyed her hair.
>>132940Eh, we needed a remodel art. Problem solved.
>>133007Wow, look at this guy complaining about blond girls while harping for MUH WALKÜRE