Woohoo. got me some pizza like the fat slob I am, beer, and gots mah tunes. let's see if we can wrap up this Aleutian islands thing and get somewhere warmer! Character sheet and short story synopsis here: http://pastebin.com/zFxWNup1Archives here (along with TW89): http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20Witches%201989++ The sound of morning cartoons, of all things, wakes you up. You're initially confused- there's no TVs in the place other than the one up in the lounge- but you don't remember going to bed, either. Cracking one eye reveals that you ended up just sleeping on the couch. Someone- probably Merlin or Goose- draped a blanket over you, and thought to put your boots on the floor in front of the couch- amusingly, with the heels together at a forty five degree angle. You haven't done that since your days at the academy. Rolling over and stretching also reveals why your feet stayed warm- Ice fell asleep on the couch too, twisted sideways with her head leaned back and her legs folded up next to yours on the edge of the couch. All in all, it's fairly impressive- she's gotta be fairly flexible to be able to get comfortable like that. Either that or she just didn't want to wake you up. Hard to say, really. You yawn and stretch again, turning your head to look at the TV, where four humanoid turtles are busily doing ninja things through the opening credits. You're honestly not really sure what that's all about, but apparently it's interesting enough for Maverick and Goose, both of whom have bowls of cereal on TV trays in front of them and are watching with rapt attention. 1/2
Well, kind of rapt, anyway. You can hear them talking in between mouthfuls of whatever it is they're eating. “They're kinda cute like that.” Goose says, taking another bite of cereal. “Who? The turtles?” Maverick answers, confused. “I mean, I guess, if you're into that sort of thing.”Goose giggles a bit. “No, silly. Frank and Tabitha.”“Oh,” Maverick responds, adding in a small laugh of her own. “Yeah, I guess so. Just don't let Katya know we think so.” “Is she really that jealous?” Goose asks, sounding kind of surprised. Maverick nods. “Well, kinda. She thinks Ice is only interested now that she's done the hard work of showing that Frank can care about things past a target and his crew.” She shrugs, her accent becoming a bit more pronounced. “But she coulda just asked me, too.”Goose giggles again. “Frank says you're just telling stories about that and you never did anything.”“Frank just doesn't want to corrupt your innocence or something.” Maverick says. “Besides, he doesn't know what Rick and I were doing anyway.” “Oh? What were you doing, then?” (remain quiet) Other!
>>22997269> (remain quiet)I wanna see where this goes.
>>22997253>[x] (remain quiet)
>>22997269> (remain quiet)say anything if she starts getting to lewd.
>>22997269> (remain quiet)hnnging on ice now
>>22997269[x] Remain quietLet's see where this goes...
>>22997269"Only because I knew better than to walk in when he put the hat on his door. That one time was enough, thanks."It's funny because he was giving her a massage. That time, at least.
>>22997269>[x] Other!Loudly yawn and stretch. Get up. Say good morning.
>>22997269>[x] (remain quiet)Frank remember this is a sneaking mission!
> Other!"FRANK HUNGERS" and when we steal Mavs breakfast.
>>22997269[X] Pretend to be still asleep and continue eavesdropping on their conversation a bit longer.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPx-zkaKlTA
>>22997269[x] (remain quiet)Dis gettin' gud.
[x] (remain quiet)
[x] (remain quiet)For now, you elect to remain quiet, interested in the conversation. Well, kind of- of course you knew what she and Rick were doing- after all, you occupied the bunk just above Rick's aboard the Saratoga anyway. And got to listen to him brag about 'bagging a witch' early on, followed by listening to him talk about how great Patty was as a person later. It got old, fast. Then again, you suppose most first loves do get old fast when you have to hear about them constantly. Goose makes a strangled noise. “I-I don't really think I want to hear any more about Rick, Patty.” She says. “You talk about him an awful lot. Why don't you write him?”Maverick's shoulders slump visibly. “I dunno.” She says, her voice small. “He... I... We. We kind of grew apart, I guess. It just wouldn't be the same.”Goose doesn't say anything in response to that. They sit quietly for a minute, then Goose speaks up again. “So how do you think they're going to take the news?”Maverick shrugs. “No tellin'. Slider thinks Frank and Merlin are going to be happy as hell, and Ice will go back to being the frost queen of the pacific. I dunno about the rest. Slider's pretty happy though. What about you? You excited?”You can't see Goose's face, but you can hear a hesitant note in her voice. “I don't know. I... I'm always nervous landing on carriers. It's so easy to mess that up.”Maverick wraps an arm around her young charge's shoulders. “I was like that too. Just watch the steelwings sometime when they're on approach. Hell, halfa them can't even see the deck if they get their noses up too high. If they can do it, you got it made!”  “So we're going back to a carrier, huh?” (continue listening) “well, hell. And she was just starting to thaw out, too.” Other!
>>22997269> (remain quiet)
>>22997969[X] (continue listening)
>>22997969acquire cardboard boxthis is a sneaking mission
>>22997969[x] “So we're going back to a carrier, huh? Sounds like fun."
> Other!WE STILL HUNGER
>>22997969[x] (continue listening)
>>22997969[x] “well, hell. And she was just starting to thaw out, too.”Must hoard Ice points.
>>22997969Snort and fidget as if waking up and then....[X] “So we're going back to a carrier, huh?”
>>22997969> (continue listening)
>>22997969[x] (continue listening)Just stare. Listen, stare, and absorb all this info.
>>22997969> "Well, hell. And she was just starting to thaw out, too."Also, y'know... good morning.
>>22997969[x] (continue listening)Our cover hasn't been blown yet.
inb4 Ice is ALSO awake and listening in.
>>22997969> (continue listening)They'll start gossiping about the others soon!
>>22998118That's what I'm thinking too.It will be funny, if true.
>>22998118They'll glance at one another, look away, and slowly turn to stare at one another again before resuming their eavesdropping or dropping some spaghetti..
>>22997969>[x] (continue listening)
>sneaking around a carrier in a cardboard box I want to see this now
[x] (continue listening)This is one of those all too rare chances to see Maverick dealing with Goose without anyone else around. Plus you never knew that she'd been that shook up about Orion- maybe everything since then has just been an act? Hard to say, but it kind of seems that way, at least to you. Then again, no one ever accused you of being the most astute. After all, you routinely strap yourself to a configuration of a million moving pieces flying in tight formation and several thousand pounds of jet fuel and piss all over physics and Newton whenever you can. Goose sighs. “Yeah, I guess you're right. They do have it a lot worse than we do. When do we have to report aboard, anyway?”Maverick shrugs. “Dunno, Slider didn't say. I'm sure Ice'll tell us when she wakes up and finds out.”Down at your feet, Ice stirs. “Well,” Goose says. “It must be soon, right? They were loading up all our equipment into those two planes earlier.”Maverick shrugs again. “Dunno. When did you go down to the hangar, anyway?”“Earlier this morning, before you got up!” Goose says, defensively. “I wanted to help make sure the planes were ready to go, and Hank and Dale have been teaching me how to play poker and talk like a Texan!”“Texan!” Maverick says, feigning outrage. “Why would you want to sound Texan?” Her own drawl is clearly detectable, now. Goose giggles, but doesn't say anything. The thumping of boots on the floor announces Slider. “Hey,” She says to the two witches in front of the TV. “The lovebirds still- oh, nevermind. Good. You two got your stuff together?” “Yeah.” Maverick responds. “We're good to go, just waiting on the rest of the posse.”“Alright, good. Wanna help me wake them up?” Slider asks.  “Shit! No, I'm awake, I'm awake!” (say nothing, brace for impact) Other!
>>22998819Flip couch over backwards and roll away with Ice.
>>22998819[x]BOUNCE"DID SOMEBODY SAY CARRIER?"
>>22998819> (say nothing, brace for impact)
>>22998819> Other!Preemptive strike.
>>22998871>implying Fronk is the type of guy to just sit there and take it.
>>22998819> Other!"Bah! Couldn't even get anything good to blackmail Mav with.We still got coffee, right?"Get up and get going the jig is up.
>>22998851we must bounce! spring the trap!
 (say nothing, brace for impact)and then we counter attack
>>22998819BOUNCE!ROLL INTO IT!!!
>>22998876second this dude.
>>22998819[x] (say nothing, brace for impact)While it's gonna suck for us, we can't just pop up; it'll let Maverick know that we've been listening in the whole time. I've got a good feeling that that conversation with Goose was for Goose's ears only.
>>22998819>[X] Other!"Rumours of my unconsciousness have been greatly exaggerated."One eye cocked open.
>>22998819[x] Other!BOUNCE! Over the back of the couch! And grab Ice too.
>>22998913Bingo. Let's not mess up the inter-squadron morale.
>>22998937Or dynamic. Or whatever. Words.
>>22998819>Hank>Dale>texasYou son'va bitch
>>22998913>>22998937Not necessarily. They don't know how long we've been awake, and the carrier talk only started at the end of the conversation. As long as we don't blurt out anything stupid and play dumb, I doubt they'd suspect anything.
>>22998883>Maverick pouring her heart out in private talking about a former love that she obviously misses>"nothing I can blackmail her with"Banter or no, we're not that much of a raging cockbite.
>>22998819[x] (say nothing, brace for impact)
>>22998819 (say nothing, brace for impact)Don't let them know we were listening!
>>22998819[x]BOUNCE"DID SOMEBODY SAY CARRIER?"This Idea. I LIKE IT
>>22998819Brace for impact, Changing from >>22998849
>>22998819>[x] Other!Continue feigning sleep. As soon as they're within five feet, stretch and yawn as if their presence woke you up.
>>22998819>CARRIER MANIA RUNNING WILD
>>22999113I like this.
>>22999113This sounds the best.
>>22999113Switching to this.
so much samefag it BURNS!
>>22999038 here, switching to>>22999113Continue feigning sleep. As soon as they're within five feet, stretch and yawn as if their presence woke you up.
>>22999216If you're a bounce voter, stop being so butthurt. This isn't SWQ.
>>22999113dis i like
>>22998819>>22998851THISTHISTHIS. What's a SWQ without bouncing?Also, holy shit, actually in a SWQ thread, not archiving.
>>22999242Know that feel, bro.
>>22999242This isn't SWQ proper however, different tone, etc.
>>22999236I'm with this guy. It's irritating to scroll through the list of responses and see nothing but "BOUNCE XD" in them.
>>22999262Actually happens, etc.
>>22999113[x] This works.>>22999242>What's a SWQ without bouncing?Considering most of the time I can remember 'bounce' being picked in SWQ it involved something somewhat stupid I'll have to go with 'better off'.
>>22999118>dat .gifOh god, why is Kyouko so lewd?
>>22998819Wake up shouting about getting shot down behind the pocket
>>22999113One more vote for this.
>>22999113This This This!>>22999302That just plainly be fucked up.
>>22999242>last time we tried to "Bounce" we attempted to spin a tale that the captain of a battleship was a depraved bisexual pedophile...to the captain himselfModeration, my child. It backfires more often than not.
>>22999302Because feigning symptoms of PTSD in a military base in a WAR ZONE is such a great idea.
in SWQ going full PILOT tends to equate to going 255% retard.
>>22999370True. Still, we have to assert our position as dominate ace.
>>22999302Fuck you. No.
>>22999216>someone posts a different option which others pick up on>"hurr samefag"Back to Mom's basement with you
>>22999298Ayup.Seconding the "wait till they close" vote, but fling the blanket over the closest attacker, then fling them over your shoulder while they're blinded and run like hell.
>>22999302For what it's worth, I thought it was funny.
>>22999388>255% retardIt takes a special kind of man to volunteer to sit in a chair bolted to a fuel tank bolted to a blowtorch moving at 800+ MPH with only two sheets of aircraft-grade aluminum between him and the open sky.It takes a SPECIAL kind of special, if you get my drift. SHORT PLANE special.
>>22999113This seems like a good idea, it has my vote.
[x] Other! (Feign sleep till the last second)You quickly screw your eyes shut again, relying on Slider's characteristic heavy tread to judge her distance from you. Many things she may be, sneaky isn't one of them. “Nah. I don't want to be in the same room when you wake Ice up anyway. She's gonna be mad.” Maverick says. Slider scoffs. “Why, because we finally let her sleep with Frank?”“Oh, yeah,” Ice says, sarcastically. “Like that was something you've been fighting me real hard on.” She whacks you in the hip to 'wake' you up. You duly act surprised. “Wha- huh? Morning already?” You mumble, doing your best just-woke-up impression. You're not sure they buy it. “Or what counts as morning around here, anyway.” Slider says as you twist in the couch, thumping your feet down on the floor. “Go grab a shower and get your shit togther, Frank. We've got an op.”“Wonderful.” You say, not feeling it. “Chow?” “Cooked.” Slider responds. “The twins made it. It's not bad, I didn't know you could make spam good.”“You're sure it's actual spam, and not that wartime crap they got last time?” You ask. “That spem or whatever the fuck it was?” Slider grins. “Yeah. Real Spam. With an A. Oh, and uh... try not to stare when you go down there.” Her grin turns vicious.  “Stare?” “I think I know what you're talking about. And you're an evil, evil person.” “I'll try not to.” Other!
>>22999501[X] “I think I know what you're talking about. And you're an evil, evil person.”Goodness she actually did it.
>>22999501> Other!"No promises."
>>22999501> “I think I know what you're talking about. And you're an evil, evil person.”Nearly forgot about that.
>>22999501[x] “I think I know what you're talking about. And you're an evil, evil person.”Yep. She actually went through with it.
>>22999501>>22999501> “I think I know what you're talking about. And you're an evil, evil person.”> “I'll try not to.”> What's the OP?OP what kind of OP. Basic patrol or something ...
>>22999501> “Stare?”Then "Oh."> “I think I know what you're talking about. And you're an evil, evil person.”Also Ice spanking Fronk awake.She KNOWS.
>>22999501> “I'll try not to.”
>>22999501otherSlowly raise a single eybrow in an accusatory manner while staring at her until she explains
>[x] “I think I know what you're talking about. And you're an evil, evil person.”Calling it now: shark-twins in naked apron as punishment for stealing Slider's shit.We know her well enough to know what sort of shit she's gonna pull.
>>22999501[X] You know I've only got eyes for one girl>mfw they don't realize she's the Wyvern
>>22999501>SpemThe sad thing is, it's entirely plausible they'd be served calcified SPEM canned back in 1952, post-Korea.
>>22999563Well, I like this line better.Just think about it a sec.>Slider scoffs. “Why, because we finally let her sleep with Frank?”>“Oh, yeah,” Ice says, sarcastically. “Like that was something you've been fighting me real hard on.” She whacks you in the hip to 'wake' you up. You duly act surprised.
>>22999501>>22999570Shit, forgot to link. That's me.
>>22999570She left them lingerie.
>>22999501[X] “I think I know what you're talking about. And you're an evil, evil person.”Oh....Slider got revenge on the Shark Twins, huh? I wonder if it's what she originally planned or if it's....
>>22999501[x] Other"You've guaranteed me staring, now"
>>22999501>you've been fighting me real hard on>cue Irish accent"Aye, "i'll show ye what fightin' a *real* hard-on looks like, ya sissy Yank""
>>22999572http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPgNcDOe2_EReplace Viper with Wyvern.
>>22999615Considering that Fronk just woke up, morning wood is a distinct possibility.
>>22999615Ice is a mick?
>>22999642>Ice misses hip>Grabs dickWAT DO
>>22999657No, she's a dirty Polack. Who somehow managed to pick up white hair somewhere along the line.
>>22999666It's magic most likely I mean look at Sanya, such hair is never normal.
>>22999664"Hey Katya! Ice and I want to show you something!"
>>22999666Its cause her ice cold nature and being in the icy cold.
>>22999698Umm...lets not and don't say we did.
>>22999501"I should have never, ever shown you that god-damned website."you know the one
>>22999664LEGGO MY CONTROL STICK, BITCHYOU AIN'T CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF
>>22999724>"I should have never shown you that god-damned website.">you know the one2witches1cup?
>>22999724>you know the one>1989No, I don't think I do.
>>22999773Or bad-dragon.com.It works so well because no matter what the shark-twins are... suffering from, one may presume Fronk showed Slider the website she eventually acquired it from.Hell, it was probably J-List."HEY SLIDER, CHECK OUT THESE TIT-PILLOW THINGS AIN'T THAT A LAUGH!"When one of those tit-pillows showed up in his rack two weeks later, he realized his error. But it was too late to take it back.
>>22999809Did these types of things even exist in 1989?
>>22999809>Website>1989Are you all high?
>>22999832...Probably not but lets not push it.
>>22999809Don't fucking click on it, me.Fuck. I clicked on it.
>>22999832people wrote dick jokes on the walls of pompeii.they existed
>>22999800>1989The horror potential just quadrupled. 1989 was the Age of Usenet... back when just owning a computer with a modem made you a gigantic giga-nerd. The whole "internet" as it then existed was... 'underground,' you could say. You could Find Shit you couldn't find anywhere else. Actually, in 1989 that was probably the only way you could acquire, uh, certain product catalogs on most military bases, since the NO PORN edict was still in effect at that time, IIRC.
>>22999846How did you not know about bad-dragon?What are you, gay?
>>22999846I'm glad I could share this marvel with you.
>>22999832The INTERNET ITSELF barely existed in '89.
>>22999800HTTP hadn't even been invented yet, lol.
>>22999846>>22999876At work and don't want PROMOTIONS.What is it?
>>22999800>>22999832>>22999833>>22999877>>22999880BITCHES DON'T KNOW ABOUT USENET
>>22999908Sextoy website known for their 'uniquely sized' products.
>>22999908The source of all that is good and holy.Its dragon dildos.
>>22999919>>22999920>>22999924>>22999928Isn't that just Tyranid Terrain?
>>22999917No, we don't. The only one who probably has any clue is Merlin, and she would not be the one to show us/the unit the dark side of the net.
>>22999917WE'RE AWARE OF ITIT'S NOT TERRIBLY PRACTICAL COMPARED TO HTTPESPECIALLY FOR THE IMPLIED DRAGON DILDO PURCHASINGALSO BANDWIDTH IS A FACTOR IN '89 TOOHUSH YOU
>>22999917>implying USENET was anywhere near common knowledge in 1989nope, you needed to be a huge nerd, pretty much.
>>22999938Their whole schtick is "Have a dragon inside you" I'm guessing the one you mentioned is dinosaurs?
>>22999877>>22999880It was all newsgroups back then; internet that pre-dates HTTP. They still exist and some are still fairly active, but most ISPs don't even offer newsgroup services anymore - it's entirely separate from hyper-text transfer protocol and works rather differently. Back in the day the cool kids would use modems so archaic you'd have to set your phone into a cradle with speakers that'd hiss like Satan into the handset to connect to a newsgroup server, where you'd download a list of phone-company long-distance calling card numbers to access newsgroup servers outside of your local area to get the GOOD SHIT, which was usually a plaintext copy of the Anarchist's Handbook or something equally EDGY that'd take an hour to download, if not more. 9600 baud for the win, bitches. Military commo geeks made good use of it; esp. because in 1989 half the people with the equipment had access through their work. Grid 1530 with red plasma screens - first laptop used in War (Gulf war.) Same laptop they used in Aliums to run the auto-guns.>themoreyouknow.jpg
>>22999952also, >implying you could mail order things from usenet in 1989
>>22999959You motherfucker, I thought Ghost updated.
>>22999917I would post Dragondildos.jpg, but someone already did.
>>22999724that site with that movie? it was awesome
[x] “I think I know what you're talking about. And you're an evil, evil person.”You manage to not act shocked that she actually went through with it- better now than on a carrier anyway, right?“I think I know what you're talking about,” You say, grabbing your boots and standing up. “And you're an evil, evil person.”Slider smiles sweetly. “Mess with the best....” She says, turning around and walking off. You don't see the sharktwins on your way to the showers, though Merlin intercepts you outside your room, pulling on 'her' leather jacket and grabbing her flight bag. “Morning Frank!” She smiles up at you. “I- uh. I packed your things for you, I hope you don't mind. Oh, and there's a clean flight suit for you, and Slider wanted us to go get the jet set up for a shuttle mission. I'm going to be in the lounge, come get me when you get out of the shower, ok?” “no problem kiddo.” “Eh, just meet me down in the Hangar in about twenty minutes, ok?”
You know what else they didn't have in 1989?Cellphones that didn't look like giant bricks. If you owned one, you were either a drug dealer or a rich asshole.
>>22999947Yeah, you wouldn't be buying dragon dildoes. At best, what you'd get is a message with the header HOT HOOK-UP FOR NAUGHTY SHIT and the subject text would give an address, and instructions to mail $3.95 to said address with a self-stamped, self-addressed return envelope to receive a... product catalog of dubious nature.When said magazine would arrive it would be poorly printed and off-center on cheap pulp paper, and the things for sale IN it would make you don rubber gloves before continuing to peruse the pages. Forget the goddamn dragon dildoes. >>22999939 has a much better idea.>Merlin knows what lurks in the dark reaches of the GeeklandsI support this. So hard. That was back before any asshole could buy something horrible and freakish on Ebay; back when only the Ultra-Geeks and their Forbidden Technomancery could accomplish certain things. Back when you truly had to say "I know a guy" to gain access to certain soul-destroying horrors.What dark knowledge does Merlin hold?
>>23000007[x] Other:Join Merlin in the shower
>>23000007> “Eh, just meet me down in the Hangar in about twenty minutes, ok?”we can get on going
>>23000007[X] “Eh, just meet me down in the Hangar in about twenty minutes, ok?”Small steps to get her better.
>>23000007[X] “no problem kiddo.”Give her a head pat as well.
>>23000007[x] “no problem kiddo.”
>>23000030No. Merlin's PTSD activates when we're not near her. And now she specifically asked us to wait. We're waiting.>>23000007>[X] No problem kiddo
>>23000020MERLIN IS NOT FOR LEWD
>>23000007> "No problem, kiddo."We gotta head that way for food anyway. Also, we'll get our jacket back when we give Merlin hers. Y'know, when we GIVE OUT THOSE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS.
>>23000007[x] "Time to switch to decaf, kiddo."That's stalker-level creepy. Time to set some boundaries while we still can.
>>23000007[X] “Eh, just meet me down in the Hangar in about twenty minutes, ok?”
>>23000057Never seen a brick phone?
>>23000007[X] “no problem kiddo.”"When you get out of the shower" does not mean "come running up to me soaking wet with your dick flopping around." Goddamn, you try to keep her at THAT much distance and it's going to hurt her feelings and damage your working relationship.And remember, she's the one that operates your goddamn ECM suite so if you love your ass, intact and in one piece, you'll love her.
>>23000003oh man airwolf was on around this time...
>>23000019...you misunderstand. I was saying that we couldn't have shown Slider any "website" because we would have had no effing clue how to do so, and that while Merlin might have that knowledge, she'd be too embarrassed to go into the darkness herself.
[X] “no problem kiddo.”I'm curious how she'd react to this.
>>23000087If we start showing her that small separations are nothing to be worried about it will make working through her PTSD much easier.
>>23000087>"When you get out of the shower" does not mean "come running up to me soaking wet with your dick flopping around."Who implied or said that?
>>23000007> “no problem kiddo.”also>>23000065>decafTHE ONE WHO INVENTED DECAF SHOULD BE HUNG FROM THE HIGHEST TREE
>>23000096I understand perfectly... and I realized there's far more potential in Geek Merlin anyways. Fighting the flow for the sake of a one-off joke is foolish. But if you go WITH the flow... it leads you places. Wonderful, terrible places.until you get to goatse.cx and all that flowery bullshit collapses into a maw of horror and regrets
>>23000124Mostly the way people NOPE'd away from that.>>23000118That's a smart take on it; like a 5-step program for separation anxiety.
If Merlin packed our bag for us, does that mean she found the lingerie?
>>23000223That was wrapped wasn't it?
>>23000223She's wearing it for us.
>>23000007>[x] “no problem kiddo.”Just hurry up and take that shower. We've already caused friction between Katya and Ice, and we're going to be late for our assignment.
>>23000007[X] “no problem kiddo.”Then pat her on the head.
>>23000258>We've already caused friction between Katya and Ice>implying we give a fuckIf Katya wants to act like a little bitch, that's her problem, not ours. She needs to get over us; we already have.
>>23000322never piss off a russian
>>23000322o rly, icefag?
>>23000258it was going to happen sooner or later with Katya as she seems rather fond of having Frank to herself.I hope a "Katya doesn't win" scenario doesn't involve Nice Boats.
>>23000322>>23000359oh don't start this
>>23000007[x] “Eh, just meet me down in the Hangar in about twenty minutes, ok?”The road to recovery, etc.
>>23000322>pilot>getting over themselvesThat's how you know it's a story
>>23000340>Implying Fry-Face and Katya are the same.>Fry Face would kill us.>Katya will rape us.
>>23000362I think what Patty said about why Katya's jealous is interesting. And it's worth it to remember that 1) Ice is his CO and that'd be a problem, and 2) she was a total bitch when Fronk came on board, until after Merlin showed up. I dunno, I'd rather avoid waifu bullshit but I really don't want to see an Ice pairing go anywhere.
>>23000403Don't forget that Ice is also the reason for Orion leaving the service.
>>23000403We could always ignore the problem and keep on doing our job. Let the two settle it out of our sight.
>>23000403Katya's also WRONG on that point, though. We proved that around the time our family came to visit at Miramar.>>23000424He was gonna leave soon anyway, since we were too Gnome Pilot for him.
>>23000432oooooooh I see! wink wink nudge nudge
>>23000450I don't. Mind explaining?
>>23000403>1) Ice is his CO and that'd be a problemShe's a witch. You've heard of those? They're kind of a big deal.>2) she was a total bitch when Fronk came on boardMost witches presented have had some sort of aversion to being integrated with non-sparklies. Nothing special here.
>>23000460Cat fight at 30,000ft...Katya has a '14 striker right?
>>23000460He's implying lesbiantics. Or murder. Toss-up really.
>>23000424I thought it was said it was Franks flying for reason he left.Possibly misread something early on.
>>23000495That plus Orion didn't get along well with Ice at all.
>>23000495frank thought it was ice but in the bar at topgun he was told it was his gnoming
>>23000466Witches are a big deal, and so is discipline. Ice seems to be what we call 'responsible'. And she was still a bitch. Do you just forget it when people have been a bitch to you for a long time then start to play nice?>>23000495Supposedly it was a combination of both of them.
>>23000495Apparently Frank scared the hell out of him with the way he flew.
>>23000424It was Frank's flying.He specifically requested to be separated from Fronk awaiting his discharge.
[x] “no problem kiddo.”“No problem kiddo.” You say, grinning at your diminutive RIO. “See if you can scare up some chow for me too, huh? Knowing the people we live with, it'll be all gone by the time I get out.” Merlin smiles. “'k!” she says. “I heard Alyssa and Clarissa made it. I hope it's better than that stuff they made last time.”You shrug. “I heard it's real spam. Past that? No clue.” Merlin makes a face. “I-I think I might just make myself something.”You laugh and pat her on the head. “Well, just see if you can get me something too, huh? I'm hungry!” “Oh, that reminds me.” She says. “I... uh. I wasn't able to get that bag that you've had stored since you came home from... from Hawaii. I wasn't able to get that packed. I'm really sorry frank, I don't know what we can do with it, I don't think there's room on the planes for it.”you smile. Damn! The presents! You'd almost forgotten. 'course, now there's new girls... but such is life. Can't win 'em all, right? “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther) “Hey Merlin, you believe in Frankenclause, right?” (Give her her presents now)
>>23000556> “Hey Merlin, you believe in Frankenclause, right?” (Give her her presents now)
>>23000556[X] “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther)Might as well do this now before shit hits the fan.
>>23000556[X] “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther)Everyone gets presents.
>>23000556> "Hey Merlin, you believe in Frankenclaus, right?"...Frankenclaus? Really? Well, suppose we do have Tomcat in our chest.
>>23000556> “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther)The lingerie will slip out some how.ALSO, we have SHITTONS OF BOOZE we didnt pass to the mechanics.We can give those to the new girls.
>>23000556> “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther)
>>23000556> “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther)Better get it all done at once.
>>23000556PRESENTS FOR EVERYONE
>>23000556[x] “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther)
>>23000556>[x] “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther)BASED-GHOST!!! What about the lingerie?
>>23000556[x] “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther)>FrankenclauseWell shit, I won't be sleeping tonight.
>>23000556[X] “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all together)We'll pick up something for Her Highness and her wingwitch, the Shark Twins, and Rosie later.
>>23000522>And she was still a bitch. Do you just forget it when people have been a bitch to you for a long time then start to play nice?Cite me some examples here because the only thing regarding her behavior before the quest started was how cold, impersonal, and strictly by-the-book she was because she thought that was the way a CO had to be.I still don't see what the problem is anyway since that was in the past. She's different now.>Do you just forget it when people have been a bitch to you for a long time then start to play nice?If they pretty much pull a 180 & cease with all the bitchery? Yeah. Otherwise you're just holding a fruitless grudge.
>>23000556> “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther)Efficiency. And we need to tell them all the lingerie is going to our best girl. Then drape it over the nose of the plane and take a photo.
>>23000611Merlin stole it. To preserve Frank's purity.
>>23000611Slider and Mav may just ask about it.Heh.At that point the only thing to do is run.
>>23000531Do remember Merlin said that the plane was telling her "he was doing impossible stuff">>23000522Hey people did that for Minna in SWQ.[x] “Hey Merlin, you believe in Frankenclause, right?” (Give her her presents now)WHy not let her get hers first? Oh wait, waifufaggotry.
>>23000622I vote for symbolically releasing it into the sky.
>>23000556[X] “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther)
>>23000517I miss Top Gun quest.Ace Combat just isn't as good.
>>23000556[X] “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther)Include her in the festivities! We're a squadron; she needs more people to lean on then just one pilot.
>>23000643>waifufaggotry>being fair and dealing out presents at the same timeu r a faget
>>23000556> “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther)I feel ever-so-slightly bad for the new girls.
>>23000620Wrong and wrong. She made it abundantly clear that Fronk wasn't wanted. And you don't just give your trust to someone who does a 180, what, were you dropped on your head as a kid? That's a classic sign the other shoe's coming. And besides, what reassurance do you have that they aren't going to do another about-face. It's not holding a grudge, it's being properly cautious. Why do you think that old saying about the value of first impressions exists?>>23000643That is very true! But there were also different circumstances involved there which don't exist here.
>>23000653well we were taken out to start ww3
>>23000653We need to go back to the sky. It's a happier more fun place.
>>23000653>>23000676Prefer Cold War De-icing to Top Gun.
>>23000699I never liked top gun to be honest I liked iron eagle more
>>23000668Sure as sure, brah.
>>23000668>She made it abundantly clear that Fronk wasn't wanted.You sure you're not thinking about Bitchtits? And I'm still waiting for those examples.
>>23000668She didn't like his seemingly unorthodox manners as opposed to Minna's anti-man stance.And the passage of time changed things for both, such as Ice realizing things aren't always so clear cut and by the book. (Though we never did find out the full story of her father)
>>23000676I know, that's what I'm saying. I wish ghost hadn't gone the WWIII route, because before that we could have air-combat hijinks without it being so deadly serious all the time.
>>23000668First impressions are important but in they end, they are JUST first impressions. You can get off to a bad start but get to know the person better after time spent together.And she didn't exhibit a sudden change but a gradual mellowing as Fronk became less of a loose cannon.People change dammit.
>>23000556> “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone togther up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all togther)This.
>>23000753I don't think it's so much change, as just getting used to each others quirks
>>23000718That scene of Ice in the office as Merlin was introduced made it pretty clear to me. I'm not talking about the start of the series, I mean every mention of Ice prior. She was a huge bitch, like a half-step up from Bitchtits, for a while. Additionally, while Fronk may have been part of chasing off Orion, Ice had a large hand in that too.
>>23000789You're really exaggerating there as I don't remember Ice being as bad as Bitchtits
>>23000643>complains about waifufagging>immediately tries to waifufag.Jesus Christ you are retarded.
>YOUR WAIFU A SHIT>NO YOUR WAIFU A SHITSO HOW ARE YOU ENJOYING YOUR POPULARITY GHOST?
>>23000907It could be simply being thankful for Merlin being a good partner.
>>23000820Half-step up, as I said. Remember the drug memory? That was pretty hostile. Additionally it was incredibly unprofessional.Look, let me tell you something about what happens to unit morale when there's obvious divisions and a segment is obviously marginalized or unwanted. Morale goes straight down the shitter. And if it goes on long enough, it extends through most of the unit. I saw it all the damn time with cross-leveled soldiers in reserve units who got marginalized. It's easy to do but it really does harm. So that wasn't even Ice being 'professional', it was her being so hostile as to override all professional concerns. And being a poor leader.
>>23000907I was doing that more a a show of partnership than any outright waifufaggotry. Basically what >>23000938 said.
>>23000935PLANEFAG? IS THAT YOU?
>>23001028Angelfap usually tries to fly under the radar.
What do you guys think the upcoming mission is about?
>>23001052From what it sounds like its just a transfer to the carrier.
[x] “Don't worry about it none, Merlin. Just do me a favor and see about getting everyone together up in the lounge before I get out of the shower.” (Give everyone their presents all together)“Don't worry about that, Merlin.” You say, stopping by your newly-empty room to grab the clean flight suit and your own packed flight bag. “Just see if you can't get everyone together in the lounge before I get out of the shower, ok?” Merlin nods. “Ok Frank! We'll be waiting!” You take maybe a bit longer in the shower than you normally would, fondly bidding it goodbye. While you won't want for hot water- one of the perks of a nuclear powered carrier- the ones aboard ship, even in the witch's quarters, are much smaller and spartan. Still, it's not long before you're dressed and ready to go, your room all closed up and your flight bag in hand. Over your shoulder is the OD green bag that's sat for a few weeks, full of presents. There's one more thing, though, one Merlin didn't know about. You'll never know why you bought the lingerie, but you did. What do you want to do with it? Stow it here. Let the next occupants wonder.  Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some day.  Pack it in with Ice's gifts. This is totally a good idea! Put parts of it in different witches gifts! Keep 'em wondering!
>>23001052The IJN is supposed to be able to handle the Pacific, and being down one aerial carrier and one ballistic missile super-submarine, the Soviets will have their hands full with the Japanese. Maybe we're going to the Atlantic to help the European theater?
>>23001052I'm going it's flying escort for the others to the Saratoga or wherever she's currently docked since we have >>23000007>Oh, and there's a clean flight suit for you, and Slider wanted us to go get the jet set up for a shuttle mission.
>>23001072> Stow it here. Let the next occupants wonder.
>>23001072>stow that shit
>>23001072[X] Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some day.Here's hoping to tossing it into the sky out of love.
>>23001072>[x] Stow it here. Let the next occupants wonder.
>>23001072> Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some day.
>>23001072> Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some dayEmergency sexy skivvies!
>>23001043Usually being the key word here, sometimes he does a post like that making people wonder.>>23001052Hopefully something anon cannot fuck up with their incompetence. >>23001064Hopefully we can settle there as all this moving around is disjointing.>You'll never know why you bought the lingerie, but you did. What do you want to do with it?I know why: anon being retards
>>23001072> Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some day.We paid good money for that lingerie, wouldn't want it to go to waste.
>>23001072Give it to the Wyvern in a highly public fashion.
>>23001072[x] Stow it here. Let the next occupants wonder. get rid of it
>>23001072Who did we get the lingerie for anyways?
>>23001117Agreed.>>23001110>>You'll never know why you bought the lingerie, but you did. What do you want to do with it?>I know why: anon being retardsAgreed.
>>23001072> Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some day.No sense in getting rid of the plot macguffin
>>23001072> Put parts of it in different witches gifts! Keep 'em wondering!best idea
>>23001117This. Fronk+Wyvern: OTP
>>23001072> Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some day.Sides, ya don't give somebody somethin' like that in front of others, 'specially their subordinates. That shit ain't kosher.
>>23001117>Give lingerie to the Wyvern>as if she actually cares about us, and not MerlinYou know that's just an unrequited love, right?Merlin is the one who talks to her, listens to her, and really bonds with her, we're nothing but the replaceable pilot to the Wyvern.
>>23001072BRING THE BOOZE THAT WE BOUGHT AND NEVER GAVE OUT
>>23001110>anon in charge of purchasing things in SWQ>any SWQ
>>23001072[x] Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some day.We must never let anyone else see it. Other than our delicious Wyvern anyway.
>>23001072> Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some day.SOMEDAY...
>>23001159ice-bit crusader, beginning the waifu wars
>>23001185Silly anon.The war was already in motion from the first thread.
I have the sneaking suspicion that Merlin know about the lingerie.
>>23001198If we see merlin groping the other girls or asking their sizes...
>>22999636>>22999714>not posting I Wish I Had A Gun Just Like The A-10 and replacing Viper with Wyvernhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=335GdTqtyLsYeah all you fuckers wish you flew the Wyvern!Prob'ly since the time you wore a diaper!We got every mission that you do, and we fly 'em all better'n you, yeah all you fuckers wish you flew the wyvern! Yeah we're double-seat, multi-role, we can fly right up our own asshole, yeah all you fuckers wish you flew the Wyvern!
>>23001175Hey, purchasing booze for the mechanics has generally been free of stupidity. That's the one thing we can generally be counted on to not be retarded about.
>>23001198and so? not giving lil sis lingerie
>>23001072[x] Stow it here. Let the next occupants wonder....Why are their panties in what used to be a man's bunk? I can see it now: Colonel bitchtits takes control of this base, wanders into Frank's room... and just wonders.
>>23001185>>23001196Naw, man. That's a straight up fact. Check thread 15-1, November 28th.
>>23001072[x] Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some day.We'll give it to her in private.>While you won't want for hot water- one of the perks of a nuclear powered carrier>bathing in reactor coolantWE TOMCATMAN NOW.
>>23001072[X] Stow it here. Let the next occupants wonder.
>>23001072[x] Stow it here. Let the next occupants wonder.We will never speak of it again.
>>23001234oh shit, you're right.consider my accusation retracted.
>>23001072[X] Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some day. We'll need ammo for the next shenanigan.
>>23001198So the big OH HA HA YEAH THAT ONE BAG I DIDN'T TOUCH IT AYEP DIDN'T TOUCH IT AT ALL NO SIR thing.... okay, that makes a lot more sense. She was being tactful. God, I hope she doesn't think the sexy skivvies were for her... and I certainly hope SHE didn't hope that... um.
>>23001104 Here changing my vote to [X] Stow it here. Let the next occupants wonder. This is going to cause more problems than it's worth.
>>23001072> Stow it here. Let the next occupants wonder.Just get rid of it. While I'd like to have kept it to give to Katya later, it could be all sorts of trouble if someone else finds it.
>>23001253More like court martial waiting to happen.There is only ONE person here that lingerie will fit. It won't take them long to figure it out.
>>23001236Absolutely no radiation actually contacts the water. The direct reactor coolant is routed through pipes that are then intertwined with completely different pipes containing water; the heat moves between the pipes, but they both stay int their own separate loops. lern2nuclearenergy. What the fuck do you think you are, a greenpeace activist?
>>23001072>[x] Stow it here. Let the next occupants wonder.Bite it, Chekhov!
>>23001228>I can see it now: Colonel bitchtits takes control of this base, wanders into Frank's room... and just wonders.We leave it with a note attached so it fucks with whoever bunks down there next. It reads: For you, my love.[x] Stow it here. Let the next occupants wonder.
>>23001072> Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some day.Shenanigans!
>>23001072[x] Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some day. SOON
>>23001072 Stow it in the flight bag. Never know, may want it some day.
Merlin wants them, obviously.
[x]Stow it in the flight bagBecause one day we'll need to sneak it into some superior officer's suitcase and then relabel it as belonging to one of his subordinates.
[x] Stow it here. Let the next occupants wonder. You decide to leave the lingerie here. Honestly, it's too much of a risk to be carrying with you through the whole war, and besides, you can always just buy more later. Probably. You hastily scratch out a note reading “for you, my love,” and pin it to the panties, before leaving the whole set in one of the unoccupied rooms on the hall. Heading upstairs, you run into Rosalie, coming in from her own rooms. “Do you move this often?” She asks, exhaling. “Once I was assigned to the Foch, I did not have to move from my family's home near there.”You shrug. “Yeah, we get around a lot. This is our first time back aboard since... well, since before this was a war.” You say, thinking. Last time you did a catapult launch was... what? The flight to shore with admiral Nixon?“It must not be easy, moving around like this all the time.” She says, causing you to shrug again. “It is what it is.” You answer. “We go where they need us. It'd be nice to have a home again, though, huh?” She nods. “Oui. It will be nice. And I hear American carriers are nicer than the Foch, but I'm not sure that's true!” Upstairs, everyone's gathered. None of the girls are wearing their flight gear, and most of them are even wearing pants. Except the twins, who seem to be wearing clothing with the combined coverage of a candy bar wrapper. Alyssa looks like she could somehow care less, while Clarissa is actively 'seducing' Ayumi. For what it's worth, she doesn't appear to be having much luck. “So what's the big deal, Frank?” Slider asks. “Merlin said you wanted all of us here.”  “I AM THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!” (open bag, distribute gifts via most expedient means)  “Christmas presents. Ya know, nothing big.” (Distribute presents like a normal human.)
>>23001799[X] “I AM THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!” (open bag, distribute gifts via most expedient means) And ogle the twins, because sharktits.
[x] “Christmas presents. Ya know, nothing big.” (Distribute presents like a normal human.)
>>23001799[x]Well, I did tell you I was the ghost of Christmas presents, so...
>>23001799> "Christmas presents. Ya know, nothing big."Gotta keep 'em guessing. Can't use that gag again so soon.
>>23001799[x] “Christmas presents. Ya know, nothing big.” (Distribute presents like a normal human.)
>>23001799> “I AM THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!” (open bag, distribute gifts via most expedient means)We had ought to get this show on the road.
>>23001799> “I AM THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!” (open bag, distribute gifts via most expedient means)we inna hurry
>>23001799[x] “I AM THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!” (open bag, distribute gifts via most expedient means)MAXIMUM CHRISTMAS!
>>23001799After we're done with this, quietly pull the twins aside and tell them where we stashed the lingerie, in case they want something with a bit more coverage.Don't mention that there's only one set.
>>23001799[x] “Christmas presents. Ya know, nothing big.” (Distribute presents like a normal human.)They've shown they don't take too well to jokes about the shoot-down.
>>23001799>[x] “Christmas presents. Ya know, nothing big.” (Distribute presents like a normal human.)We can take the time to hand out stuff like a sane human being
>>23001799> “Christmas presents. Ya know, nothing big.” (Distribute presents like a normal human.)For the love god, act like a human.
>>23001072> Stow it here. Let the next occupants wonder.>>23001799> “I AM THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!” (open bag, distribute gifts via most expedient means) MAXIMUM CHRISTMAS!
>>23001799> “Christmas presents. Ya know, nothing big.” (Distribute presents like a normal human.)Normal Human.
>>23001799>[x] “Christmas presents. Ya know, nothing big.” (Distribute presents like a normal human.)"Sorry, I got these before Rosalie and the twins came aboard, so I don't have anything for you guys yet."
>>23001799[X] “Christmas presents. Ya know, nothing big.” (Distribute presents like a normal human.)CHRISTMAS FRONK STIKES
>>23001799Dammit, I counted the [x] Keep option was mostly in the lead until the very end.[x] “Christmas presents. Ya know, nothing big.” (Distribute presents like a normal human.)
>>23001799[X] “I AM THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!” (open bag, distribute gifts via most expedient means)"Merlin think fast". And then it becomes a game of catch.
>>23001892Yeah I'm gonna call samefag on that.
>>23001853This sounds like a terrible idea, but I still like it
>>23001853Won't they get the wrong idea with the note?
>>23001799>[X] “Christmas presents. Ya know, nothing big.” (Distribute presents like a normal human.)>>23001853This will be a nice re-entry into the usual craziness, after a sudden burst of humanity.
>>23001945We could just say that we saw some clothes in the room, and let them be confused.
>>23001853Do this.May as well get some use out of them.>>23001945Not if we mention that we never got to give them to the person we intended them for.Since even we have no idea who we planned to give them to, trying to figure out who we were buying lingerie for will drive them crazy.
>>23001912>Being able to count is samefaggingsurrre
>>23001945We'll tell them it was here when we got here
>>23001970It only fits one person
>>23001876>before Rosalie and the twins came aboardYou forgot our Imperial Japanese friends.
>>23001995Actually, it fits two, assuming one takes the bra and the other takes the panties.
>>23002009He means it is sized for Ice.Silly anon, don't you know not all girls are the same shape?
>>23001853This is a positively terrible idea and seems like it's trying to start shit that was avoided by leaving them behind.
>>23002006I thought they were only a temporary addition until their carrier arrived.>>23001853No, let's not do this, because the potential of something going horribly wrong is far too high, since they'll easily be able to tell who the lingerie was meant for by a simple round of groping.
>>23002037We bought it for Ice.Why would it not be in her size?
>>23002029And the twins would know that... why?Did they take measurements of Ice when we weren't looking?>>23002046>No, let's not do this, because the potential of something going horribly wrong is far too high, since they'll easily be able to tell who the lingerie was meant for by a simple round of groping.That makes it so much funnier.
>>23002046>I thought they were only a temporary addition until their carrier arrived.The carrier's already been so I see no reason for their continued presence. They're still there though. Ayumi's even mentioned in the most recent update.
>>23002068you mean stupider; I swear ever since SWQ last ran, hijink morons have been coming out of the woodwork to try turning this into another SWQ.
>>23002029>>23002046>implying Frank knew Ice's measurementsIt's a single pair of lacy panties. You can eyeball a size easier for panties than a bra. Most of the witches in the squadron would be a "small", anyways. *Maybe* a medium depending on their height.
>>23002045No sense wasting them completely.Besides, leaving them behind will inevitably fuck us over in some way, so by doing this we at least know how it might backfire on us.>>23002046>I thought they were only a temporary addition until their carrier arrived.They need to build more pylons first.
>>23002106Aha, but it's been implied or outright stated throughout the quest that Ice's clothes don't fit other witches.
>>23002098>ever since SWQ last ranSW89 has always been about the waifus. It's just catching up with the quest now.
>>23002106>"astute observation"You.Go read the old thread before you embarrass yourself further.
>>23002068>That makes it so much funnier.Up until someone voices the question of why Frank bought Ice lingerie. Then it's just awkward and going to fuck with shit.
>>23002128I thought it was about fighter jets.
>>23002141I thought it was about super weapons
>>23002128The waifu element has just started to surface, before hand it was mainly action based with Frank being level-headed and not a trollaholic like young.
>>23002160I blame our time on the ground.
>>23002128Well, it was originally based on Top Gun, which was a romance movie about Tom Cruise and his love for his RIO, his plane and a female reporter (in that order).>>23002135>implying we can't get Slider and Maverick to help us cover for having done something kinda stupid as a last resort
>>23002194What makes you think they will?>>23002160Yes, Frank is getting more and more stupid, and it is not a good thing.
>>23002194>Well, it was originally based on Top Gun, which was a romance movie about Tom Cruise and his love for his RIO, his rival, his plane, and a female reporter (in that order).Come on, Mav and Ice were totally gay for each other.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fWr6CBARMw
>>23002160>just started to surfaceWhat? It's been around forever. For a while it was Merlin vs Ice. Then everyone learned that Frank was over a decade older than her and backed off. Now it's Ice vs Katya with some contenders on the side. The action has always been off to the side.
>>23002281>Now it's Ice vs Katya with some contenders on the side.>implying Slider isn't right in the running tooPlease nigga. She has just as much of a shot as Ice or Katya.
>>23002281not really as the first signs of waifu conflict mainly occurred when Katya appeared. Ice didn't become viable until that side thread from Slider's point of view showed how much she's defrosted.>over a decade overThat doesn't stop people trying to pair up Jake and Sushi (who is also 15); people are changing their minds because Merlin's the sort of girl you'd wait 2-4 years to get laid with.>>23002346Yes Slider too has come a long way to being third or so.
>>23002346Except we have three Sliders now. They come in snake, shark and amputee-shark flavors. Same damn character, but you'll have people divided.The house of Slider is shattered and torn, friend.
>>23002388Except most prefer the original and only those with fetishes towards sharkgirls or amputees like the others.
>>23002415You forgot "those who wanna hook up with a nice steelwing girl", silly.
>>23002388Only reason not to go for snake is if ocelot gets in way.Also, I'm not your friend, pal.
>>23002415And only those with fetishes for snakegirls like Slider. What's your point?
>>23002426>nice steelwing girlPick one.
>>23002452It was a play on the whole "When are you gonna start seeing a nice Jewish girl?" thing.
>>23002128>>23002160>>23002346How about y'all shut up about waifus and contemplate about what rebasing to a carrier actually mean?It means shit's going to hit the fan. Stop faggoting about waifus and start worrying about Soviet ASBMs gunning for your boat.
>>23002486>start worrying about Soviet ASBMs gunning for your boat.I'm more worried about having to go up against REAL pilots. Seriously, every Sov we've gone up against thus far has been a pushover, even the ones in Flankers. That can't last forever. We'll eventually meet someone who's Pugachev-tier.At least we don't have to train Saudi steelwings.
>>23002486>implying ASBMs are anything to worry about in the real world of 2012>implying they'd be anything to worry about in 1989 in a world with magic where the defense industry can use WWIII to justify getting all the cashmoneys instead of having to bullshit congressmen into thinking China has a magic bullet against our navy
>>23002439that's faulty logic as well, Slider being the original troll/bro witch has more development and wasn't something made for questionable reasons.>>23002486gb to /k/ plz
>>23002486The fan is already thoroughly covered in shit. The only way more room could be made for shit was if the Sovs decided to clean things up a bit with thermonuclear fire.And I'll discuss whatever the fuck I feel like thank you very much.
>>23002486You're wasting your time.Do you really think that the bunch of idiots that can only think about who to bounce or what trolltastic prank to pull next could even begin to comprehend the implications of the situation?
Seconding the stopping with the waifushit. Stop focusing on getting your damn dick wet and worry more about what we have on our plate.
>>23002486>Soviet ASBMBears and Backfires, Bears and Backfires.
>>23002565not everyone goes to /k/ and ace combat doesn't really go into that pretty well. It's basically pointless speculation at this point until Ghost reveails more via updates
>>23002486It means we're probably hitting Vietnam, since with Japan in the war the Soviet Pacific Fleet is now bottled up in the Sea of Okhotsk.Time to retake Cam Ranh Bay for our own use, I guess.Only other use for us I can think of is either the Gulf or the Med. We aren't really focused on ASW stuff, which is what we need in the Atlantic (assuming that Iceland hasn't been invaded a la Red Storm Rising and thus we don't have to worry about Backfires and Blackjacks flying out of Keflavik).
>>23002539>gb to /k/ plzhell, if you want the waifufagging to stop, then you need all the /k/ommandoes you can get.
>>23002567As long as the Sovs don't build a Firefox we should be okay. Admittedly, we're basically in a Dreamstar already (although without the whole brain control thing), and THAT is a fight I want to see.
>>23002567Don't forget the Blackjacks.In an '89 where the Cold War was staying hot, the Russkies should have a decent supply of those by now.>>23002604>Moist NuggetsI don't think we're going to the Afghanistan front.
Remind me again was us or the Russians who had that big ass missile base?
>>23002604>not Mosin NougatSon, I am disappoint.
>>23002622IIRC 14-16 were around in '87, I doubt they have twice that.
>>23002618I want one of these, personally.
>>23002657It's not my fault Snickers is dumb.
>>23002642Megalith is in Soviet territory, but it's run by the UN.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ6ABV_Q9qU
>>23002668Not until the JAM join the fight, and we get transferred.
>>23002668But the Super Sylph is just a modified-to-the-gills F-15. We already DID the whole "existing bird on 'roids" thing with the Blackcat.
>>23002664Disregard, there was 35...fuck. Any one want to play some blackjack?
So we're doing this Snacklish thing are we?
>>23002732Well, I was going to post this, but turned out I didn't have it in my image folder yet.
>>23002765Yes.Yes we are.
>>23002765I guess so.
one day we run in to a soviet ace using this with ADMM'shttp://acecombat.wikia.com/wiki/CFA-44_Nosferatu
G-G-GOTTA GET MYGOTTA GET MYSATISFRANKTION
>>23002827"SHOOT THAT MOTHERFUCKER DOWN!"
>>23002827That would mean we have a spy in China Lake.And that Merlin's ma and pa are probably dead.
>>23002860and the guy used a colt action army
This turned out unexpectedly.
Search your feelings, you know it to be true.>>23002827>anything from Fires of Liberation >worth our timeNot as bad as Ass Horizon, but still not worthy.>>23002877>colt action army>leaving out "single" for no readily apparent reasonSon, you just went full "Nevah bin dun befo"
>>23002901I am tired and drunk leave me alone
[x] “Christmas presents. Ya know, nothing big.” (Distribute presents like a normal human.)“Oh, you know,” you say conversationally, opening the bag. “Just a buncha Christmas presents I bought down in Hawaii. Nothing big.”“When were you in Hawaii?” Alyssa asks, suddenly focusing on you. Clarissa follows suit rather quickly. “Where in Hawaii? By Kaneohe? We’re from Hawaii ya know.”Alyssa nods. “Could have shown you the best burger joint in the western hemisphere. Man, I miss those burgers.”“The ones with pineapple?” her sister responds. She nods. “Yeah! And that BBQ sauce they made? Oh man.”“I can almost taste it.” Clarissa says, whistfully. “Speaking of tasting things.... hey Frank!” “Not right now.” You respond. “Presents, then verbal jousting.”“I wasn't thinking of anything verbal at all!” She says. “We weren't thinking of anything verbal at all. we.” Alyssa corrects. “We weren't? I remember hearing you through the walls that one night on Maui, remember?”“That was something else.”“Well, we do agree on jousting, though, right?” Clarissa asks. Her sister shrugs. “With what? Maybe tilting's closer.” “Maybe.”“PRESENTS”. You insist, pulling out the first box and handing it to Slider. “Here. Enjoy. I was... kind of at a loss for what to get you.” You say, shrugging. “You're not that easy to shop for.”She shrugs. “It's the thought I appreciate. Thanks, Frank! Hey, I wonder if this bear makes gunnybear mormon?” 1/2(?)
You decline to comment. Next up, you hand Ice her gifts- apologizing again. “Sorry it's kinda thin, boss.” you say. “I really wasn't sure what to get you either.” Ice smiles. “That's fine, we didn't end up getting you anything. I should be saying sorry to you!”“Ah, it is what it is, boss” you say, digging out Maverick and Goose's gifts. “Here ya go. Again, sorry it's kinda thin, I'll make it up to you later, I promise.” Goose looks at you, mock-sternly. “Just don't get me an ez-bake oven.” she says. “You can't make anything good with those!”You laugh, pulling out Katya's gifts. “Here, Katya. I can't imagine you brought your chess set with you when you joined us.”She shakes her head, opening up the carrying case and gasping. You'd outdone yourself, you thought, with the set- highly ornamental, marble and jet playing board with hand carved pieces made from American holly and bois de rose from Madagascar. The little guy in the shop assured you it was very unique, since the guy that made it made every set by hand, and showed you the maker's stamp on the underside of the board. It also coast you close onto a few hundred dollars, but you felt you could afford to part with the money. “F... Frank it is gorgeous.” She stammers. She looks up at you. “I have nothing like it to give in return...” You grin. “That's fine. I think I owe you a life or three anyhow after Tanana.”She shakes her head. “No, no. but I will find something eventually for you.”2/3 (oops)
“Finally....” you pick up the bag and walk over to Merlin, dropping it in her lap. “Toss out some of those leg warmers and blankets, kiddo, but the rest is yours.” You say. She pulls out the gameboy and makes a high pitched squealing noise. “Thank you Frank! I didn't think I was going to get one this christmas!” You chuckle. “No bringing it on combat flights, though, ok?” She nods. “Ok. But on ferry flights I can, right?”“Speaking of ferry flights....” Ice says. “Are you four ready to go? Apart from the obvious, I mean.”“What obvious?” Alyssa asks. “We thought we'd fly in like this.” Clarissa says.  “it's just a ferry flight? Yeah, we're green.” “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”
>>23002984[X] “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”"Sounds good you two, it'll give me something to look at while flying."
>>23002984> “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”CONSTANT VIGILANCE!
>>23002984[X] “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”Paranoia acting up again. Let's make sure our people can move by themselves if something comes up.
Walk around and agiles.
>>23002984Should put that cap on Ice's head heh.[x] “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”
>>23002984> “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”
>>23002968>She shakes her head. “No, no. but I will find something eventually for you.”We're getting laid tonight, aren't we.>>23002984>[x] “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”No reason not to.Plus it gives us the opportunity to do >>23001853
>>23002984> “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”Hey, you never know when a Soviet ballistic missile/carrier super-submarine will show up to ruin our day.
[x] “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”>>23003027I think that would be along the lines of what she's thinking.
>>23002984[x] “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”
>>23003027I'm still against that. Since it would appear that these two are not very good at keeping things under wraps.
>>23002984> “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”Just in-case, specially if intel says "There is no russians over here"
>>23002984> "Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles."Also breakfast would be nice.
>>23002984[x] “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”>no Oprah-esque 'You get leg warmers! And You get leg warmers!'You sadden me, Ghost. Sadden.
>>23002984> “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”It's never that easy.
>>23003046I dunno...she's about to the point where she jumps us and screws our brains out in the middle of the flight deck.
>>23003027If we do that, the twins would blab about it the first chance they get to Ice.They would troll us just to see us suffer.
So Uhm...just thinking here. But do we know what Katya looks like? Besides you know, some slightly similar upsized version of Sanya
>>23003146Still rather know what direction the trouble will come from as opposed to leaving them here and thus being blindsided when the lingerie somehow comes back to haunt us.
>>23002984> “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”It seems we keep running into situations where we need more of these. And not having any would be tragic.
>>23003089Flight deck hell, Katya's probably gonna pop Fronk's canopy and let Merlin fly the plane while she takes him for a ride.
>>23003186Would someone really chase us down just to say "We found this in your room. Explain."?
>>23003146Also, we don't have to tell them we bought them, merely that we saw them when we were leaving.
>>23003186By that reasoning, we should burn the lingerie and make sure that it can't come back to bite us in the ass.
>>23003186>>23003225In fact, since we're going on the walk-around, we can take this opportunity to get rid of them.
>>23003203>let Merlin fly the planeHow? NFOs don't get flight controls.
>>23003211didn't we put them in somebody else's room
>>23003186If thats the case, we might as well just keep it.No way there'll be trouble if we keep it on us.
>>23003211But we put them in an unoccupied room, one that none of our squadron used. Why would it come back to us?
>>23003241They were placed in a room no one had claimed.
>>23002984[x] “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”We're in the middle of a war, you know.
>>23003235Put the lingerie on the Wyvern.
>>23003389put it on the sharkies wyvern
>>23003389 here>>23003396Better idea
>>23003396So that when Merlin talks to it, it will tell her of its disgust for us?
>>23003396Waifu wars are one thing but this is moving towards Young's territory already.
This lingere dumbassery reminds me of all the Pillow Fort talk in SWQ... and how Planefag responded to it.
>>23003396No. This is dumb. You are dumb. We do NOT want to give those girls "ideas".
>>23003396Note to future self - Paint ourself on the nose of the Sharkie's Wyvern, posing somewhat lewdly.
>>23003420Apparently they want the sharky twins' Wyvern to hate us, for touching her without her operators' permission, and our Wyvern to hate us, for daring to touch another plane while we still have her.
>>23003468More why.You don't fuck with other people's rides.
>>23003396That's just asinine.
>>23003461They deserved it, every single one of them. I can't wait to see the next pillowfort he allows to be created, only for it to be destroyed and the little sisters that were enjoying it till then be saddened.Eventually, as soon as Young approaches, they will abandon the pillow forts, knowing that Young is the harbinger of pillow fort destruction.
>>23003468underwear is one thing, but I think >>23003493is right
>>23003459Naturally; the retards that shit up SWQ are moving here to try repeating, I wouldn't put samefagging past them.
>>23003493>You don't fuck with other people's rides.Do you expect fucktards like them to actually respect anyone? They're the kinds of assholes that would not only return a ride with an empty fuel tank, but also with scratches on a new paint job.
>>23003396That's utterly retarded.
>>23003558Yes, yes it is.
Loose objects + turbine engines= bad day
>>23003768I would think they'd be tucked in the exhaust so they could be wiped from this plane with purifying flame.
>>23003789Along with the rest of the plane.
>>23003768>>23003812you guys grossly underestimate what decent engines can handle
>>23003812Would that really blow up the plane?
>>23003812I don't mean jammed all the way back in there. I...fuck it. Never mind.
>>23003768>>23003789>>23003812you could tie them to the topside of the plane, or the tails or the wings, or many other places NOT DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE ENGINE INTAKES YOU MORONS
>>23003822>>23003830There's a reason guys spend hours checking runways for loose dirt and pebbles.
>>23003830no, something so small and fragile wouldnt even faze the engines, they probably wouldn't notice it unless your watching for a small puff of exhaust
>>23003843>Still wanting to tie unsecured shit to a planePot, kettle
>>23003847yes, because brittle/hard debris on the runway can damage landing gear or chip at turbine blades and intakes, NOT FUCKING LINGERIE
>>23003888Either way its still a stupid idea.
>>23003888>he doesn't know about underwireIt's '89 guys, pretty much anything we bought is gonna have it.
>>23003888Cloth still screw up the turbines.
>>23003888I dunno.Birds ARE pretty soft.
>>23003903Of course, hence why the retards are insisting on it. Getting their hijink fix.
>>23003843I'm not sure why you included >>23003789 since it doesn't want to put them in the intake.
>>23002984> “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”you know what, stick the lingerie on one of the sharkies agiles
>>23003888It doesn't have to chip the turbines to fuck you over. Throwing off the thrust at the wrong time could flip the bird over into the tarmac during takeoff.
>>23003977Well, we certainly wouldn't want the lingerie to interfere with anyone's thrusting.
>>23003953No. Stop. Go troll elsewhere, tard.
>>23003953Fuck.We should have just stuffed in our bag.None of this bullshit.
>>23004019>None of this bullshit.Don't lie to yourself. It would have just involved reasoning like "We've got it right there in our bag anyway, why not X?"
>>23004019But then there would be another argument later on about who to give it to. This way as soon as we get in the air we won't have to worry about this shit anymore. The Russians will make sure of that.
>>23004055Considering the size it was bought in. Theres really only one person whom we can gift it too.
>>23004055Then we get to the carrier, open our bag... AND IT"S THERE. WE'RE BEING HAUNTED BY PANTIES OH THE HUMANITY nah Merlin thought you'd forgotten them by accident. Didn't see the note, honest.
>>23004076I'm sure Georgette will love it.
>>23004055We'll have arguements then of anon being tactically retarded causing countless deaths in battle.Remember the Kitty Hawk after all.
>>23004120Those will be much more interesting than what's happening right now.
[X] “Could do with another walk around and making sure they loaded us with some agiles.”You shrug. “We could do with another walkaround, if for no other reason than to make sure we've got a weapons load, too.” You say, glancing over at Merlin. “Where are we headed, anyway?” “Yokosuka. Well, not directly, but close enough. We.” She indicates the rest of the witches. “Will be flying into Yokota airbase, north of Tokyo proper, then getting a IJNLF convoy to drive us to Yokosuka naval base. You're flying to the Saratoga directly, she's out of the bay still, and will just off the boso peninsula when you get to her.”“Sounds like fun. We'd better get down to the hangar and make sure we're sorted, then. Long trip for something to go wrong in.” You say, motioning to Merlin. Ice nods. “I'm sure the twins will be down shortly.”You grab your flight bag, now stuffed with a few of Merlin's presents- she didn't have room in her own bag- and the two of you walk down to the hangar together, where your ground crew is putting the final missiles in your aircraft now. “Morning sir!” You chief greets you, handing you the paperwork. “Load's pretty good, eight agiles and four AMRAAMS. Pair of tanks under each wing should get ya there, I tell ya what.” 1/2
Your walkaround shows nothing worth worrying about- your chief is nothing if not thorough. The bay doors hang open, showing their deadly payload of missiles- their streamers removed- hanging on their launching arms. The bulky, angular external fuel tanks under your wings sound full, and there's even a power cart hooked up, so you don't have to burn gas to start up your APU. Merlin, similarly, is pleased, agreeing that everything looks fine. The twins arrive sometime about midway through your walk, dressed, thankfully, in flight suits- though Alyssa has hers left unzipped enough to show she's still wearing that skimpy number underneath it. Go figure. Satisfied with their own walks, the twins come over to discuss the flight plan- you'll stick with the transport until they land, then divert south west and land on the Saratoga. Technically, once your inside the IJAF's coverage, you don't need to be with the transports, but it's a matter of appearances. Climbing inside the cockpit, you see the girls filing out of the house, their own heavy dufflebags on their backs, weapons in their hands. It almost looks, for a second, like a twisted picture of infantry on the march- hunched over against the weight of their bags, looking dog-tired and not slightly disgruntled. Katya notices you looking long enough to wave, prompting you to wave back. “You ready to do the lists Frank?” Merlin asks. “We've got a bit of time, we're ahead of schedule for once.”“Yeah.” You say, watching the girls board the waiting transport. “Next stop: Japan.” “I wonder if Katsumi can teach me Japanese?” Merlin wonders as the two of you start your checklists.
and that's the thread tonight guys! SOrry if it was kind of short, we kinda ended up in a rough spot on the arc, and I screwed up. Fleshed out the last part of what was supposed to be this thread too much, and ignored the first part, haha! oh well. we'll have a good one next week I think! and we're going back to a carrier, woo! anyway, I'll see y'all next week, and I hope y'all still enjoyed it. I know the last few threads were kinda slow, and I'm sorry. we'll be getting back to things as proper soon! I promise!
>>23004188Hey, quick question:Do all machines speak in the same 'language' for Merlin? Or do different frames from different nations have 'accents'?
>>23004202 it's all text-based for her. the talent isn't advanced enough- yet- for her to verbally communicate with machines
>>23004151>Pair of tanks under each wing should get ya there, I tell ya what.Oh god. I bet they're full of propane.>>23004188S'alright.>no word from m0useTime to leave the catalog open again I guess.
>>23002525>implying they are not"Aegis was state of the art, the best SAM system yet devised, but it had one major weakness: Tico only carried ninety-six SM-2 surface-to-air missiles; there were one hundred and forty incoming. The computer had not been programmed to think about that."
>>23004229Are quoting a Tom Clancy book? I think you're quoting a Tom Clancy book.
>>23004252It's obviously red storm risingThat was a good read.
>>23004266>That was a good read.It was. Read my paper back enough to where it's in three pieces now. Doesn't help that it's twenty-six years old, of course.