A full platoon of MPs are waiting to greet you at the drive-thru loop of the base's brig/security headquarters. They swarm the vehicle swiftly, slapping two pairs of cuffs on the comatose Shigure before they've even pulled her out of Arizona's arms. She's swept away in the classic two-person drag, trailed by an MP following her with a Barret light .50 firm against his shoulder, the huge muzzle trained on the center of her back. “That's optimistic,” Kitakami observes wryly. You watch them go with sourness brewing in your stomach - the sheer shrill panic of the MP as Sammy slowly but surely bent her cell's bars open was moderately amusing... when it was Sammy. An identical cell is now tasked with holding a stronger girl (by the plant KW, at least,) who just shoved a cannon in your mouth and meant to use it. It's not funny anymore.
>>427431621st for memes
Kitakami reclines in the back seat, elbow atop the door and chin propped in her hand. Her dark eyes regard you unfavorably in the rearview mirror. “You're an idiot.” You sigh, resisting the urge to glance askance at Arizona - even she's not taking your part this time, you know damn well. “You have a better idea?”“I was handling it. Like you *asked* me to. And then-”“Yeah, Kitakami, god's chosen destroyer diplomat,” you return, slamming the stick into first gear and popping the clutch, sending the jeep back into base traffic with a squeal and a lurch. “Because that was working so well. She was about to blow your head off.”“You'd rather she blow YOURS off?” Kitakami returns, looking away dismissively. “If she can't handle some bullying then she's no good in a real fight. She's useless, period.” She shrugs. “Why sacrifice yourself for that?” [ ] Ours not to reason why, kid. Just ours to do and die. [ ] Scores of men have died to save a single warship in the past. They're priceless national assets and a psych is cheaper than an overhaul in a drydock. I might not be smart, but I *can* add. [ ] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better.
>It's not funny anymore.
>>42743175[x] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better.Its fucking true and you already know it Planefag!
>>42743175>[ ] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better.
>>42743175>[ ] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better.>I am an idiot though, I'll grant you that
>>42743175>Why sacrifice yourself for that"Because it was the right thing to do. I thought.">PTSD intensifies
[ ] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better.Fricking need to be somewhere near in character.
>>42743175>[x] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better.Even if we didn't practice that at first.
>>42743175>[ ] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better.You should know better, KTKM.
>[X] Ours not to reason why, kid. Just ours to do and die.Maybe follow it up with;>[X] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better.For a nice little one two emotional sucker punch.
>>42743175WOOO! Time for shipsluts! First for fairies first to fight![x] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better.This first, said as if we're not even talking directly to her, but to the world in general, but then looking to her...[x] Scores of men have died to save a single warship in the past. They're priceless national assets and a psych is cheaper than an overhaul in a drydock. I might not be smart, but I *can* add.
>Be in thread Tuesday>Depressed/suicidal friend calls needing company>Leave thread in (vain) hope that anon will be smart>Read archives>MFW>>42743162>[x] It's not all about utility, and all of you are more than weapons.
>>42743175[X] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better.JUST LIKE HATE, YOU MISERABLE WAIFUFAGS. GO COMMISERATE WITH BEST MARINE.
Reminder for when we get around to talking to Hate: He's not wrong, he's just a cunt. Conversely, Settle isn't wrong, he's just a bitch.
>>42743175>[ ] Scores of men have died to save a single warship in the past. They're priceless national assets and a psych is cheaper than an overhaul in a drydock. I might not be smart, but I *can* add.
>>42743175>[x] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better.
Let's discuss this rather than create a huge majority vote that can never be overturned no matter how bad an idea it is with hindsight.
>>42743175>[ ] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better.oh boy here we go again
So.Eisenhower was fond of dividing tasks up based on if they were urgent and important, important but not urgent, urgent and unimportant, or not urgent and unimportant. For each group he would then do, decide when to do, delegate to someone else, and delete, respectively. We should do the same thing.Urgent and important tasks now are corralling the corgis. Important but not (too) urgent is getting some psychological help, both for the girls and for ourselves and Hate.
>>42743175>[ ] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better."But yeah I am an idiot."
>>42743175>[ ] Scores of men have died to save a single warship in the past. They're priceless national assets and a psych is cheaper than an overhaul in a drydock. I might not be smart, but I *can* add. >[ ] It's not all about utility, and the shipgirls are more than weapons. They deserve better.Either or both of these work well
>>42743372It's not a complicated choice though.>>42743387You need Hate to really coral the Corgis though.
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>>42743387Amen to that. FIRST! We round those corgis up and... Whatever is closest to court-marshaling them. I vote stripping them of their 'ship' bits, donating those to the egg-heads at the labs and sending the de-militarised corgis to the pound.Next step will be making nice with Hate. He's the key to all this and we either need him on our side, brought into line (as if THAT'LL ever happen short of the infinite power of Christ and the Joint Chiefs...) or back stateside.
[X] I'm an idiot.
>>42743330The catch with Hate, I suspect, is that he won't be mollified with words. Dealing with him will require us to have a definite plan. Something for him to actually do and feel like he's not just sitting on his ass and dicking around with the dogs. The easiest being of course, letting him go to Iwo, if the JSDF haven't left already. Or letting him show off his project, giving it complicit and unspoken approval. Additionally, we've seen the corgies require constant supervision. So maybe someone to split the load with him. That requires A) finding someone else who can find the dogs and B) knowing that Hate will have more free time to do....iunno but he's a resourceful sumbitch.
>>42743460nigga what? It's Saturday.
>>42743175>[x] Scores of men have died to save a single warship in the past. They're priceless national assets and a psych is cheaper than an overhaul in a drydock. I might not be smart, but I *can* add.Woohoo, time for shipsluts.
>>42743489Except every single Corgi was not involved, however the ones who were responsible, which we'd know from the bullet holes in them, should have their rights to leave the kennel revoked.
>>42743462yeahyeah, stacked is fairly NSFW
>>42743489That's going too extreme, and we don't know if the corgis can't just summon their ship bits anyway. Plus it means loosing a fair amount of assets, small though they are.>>42743509Maybe just a simple fist fight, that might work. Or we see a marine beat up a somewhat crippled admiral, who knows.
>>42743511It's Sunday in Afganistan ...
Consider the following:>Hate>Saw plenty of shit in the sand- the kind of fighting where everything's fucked, your enemy is everywhere and nowhere and impossible to pin down, etc etc.>And then, at LA, he got pulled- literally- into probably the most clear cut fight of his life. Something straight out of the history books where his enemy was there, he was on his gun, and he could have and almost did die happy from that honest exchange of murder.Since then he basically hasn't had ANY fights, honest or otherwise. He's Bored, not in the funny marine way but in the "still reeling from the high of having purpose he felt on Iowa's deck" sense. The happiest he's been is when he's been working to unfuck Willie and beating up fat japs, and that still doesn't compare to an actual fucking fight.Is that our fault and/or problem? Not necessarily. We really do need him not-dead-on-a-beach, though we also need him sane of course. Here's hoping his bullshit from Yamato works out because that's basically his best bet at a ticket to avoid going stir crazier.
>>42743509>>42743562Or, we could, y'know, act like people and GIANT RETARDED MAN-CHILDREN. Jesus Christ, are all of you five?
>>42743387Pretty much what I've been thinking too. Gotta learn to prioritize the emergencies in this quest, not just jump at whatever is in front of us.
>>42743462i like the game
>>42743509Well, he's a lieutenant now, right?Which means he's in a command position.And the corgis require constant supervision, right?So how about we make Hate the head of a team of corgi handlers? Create a way where we can control the corgis reliably, so we have small corgi packs working together as an even larger pack?We also turn a blind eye to the Marines' inevitable attempts to use the corgis like the shipgirl's water shoes so they could go board abyssal boats
>>42743460>not Planefag preparing to make a thread.webm
>>427435625 or 6 of the 50 we have isn't a "fair amount." Stripping equipment for analysis is the best course of action.
>>42743551I wasn't talking about EVERY corgi. The ones that aren't guilty should be confined to quarters for a few days though. God, I watched a documentary on the PT boats; we're lucky they only got up to THIS much trouble! They're more dangerous than a platoon of bored marines!>>42743562Extreme, yes, but they attacked an allied ship, while they're PERFECTLY capable of knowing better. They risked critical allied assets and could have destabilised the entire Pacific alliance! They are to be subject to the uniform code of military justice; that's what the -uniform- part means! No-one, no matter how critical, is above the law and by laying it down on them, we secure the peace of mind of our other assets and let rowdy elements know they will not escape punishment in the future.
>>42743624Question: Do you really think a One Star gets to make calls about, essentially, decommissioning ships?Do you really?Please, continue. The more you speak, the better I can pin down if you're brain-damaged or just fucking stupid.
>>42743372>(a)call the hundred year old apex torpedo warrior 'kid'>(b)remind her she's an object owned by japan and everybody died>(c)say something romantic but also sorta retardedobvious landslide. what's to discuss?
We have USN Corgi PT Boats, and some of the Nordic and European countries got their own torpedo boats back; where are the IJN Torpedo Boats?Where are the Shiba Inu boats?
>>42743387>some psychological help>Planefag questGood luck. Only way to really help is find a way to channel it.
>>42743509Well, personally, I'd find out if Hate was the one who released the corgis first... because if he was, then I'd inform him that his little stunt just cost him any shot at going to Iwo.But then, I like to live dangerously...
>>42743766Okay.Who gave Arizona the jeremiah weed?!
>>42743759>Implying hate would listen.>Implying hate doesn't have a plan lined up to go RIGHT NOW>Implying hate gives even half a fuck about the consequences if it means he gets to go into a real actual gunfight.
>>42743766Eyyyyy! AyyyyZeeeee!Best BB
>>42743759Hate is an officer of the USMC, and if he released the Corgis he is guilty of dereliction of duty. Settle has also fucked up a lot lately, though putting himself in danger to save Shigure is arguably what his duty was. In any case I think recent events justify a "come to Jesus" moment with Hate and Settle where they can unfuck themselves and start acting like professionals.
>>42743660Did you also forget the fact that Settle gave them a direct order to stop and they ignored it?
>>4274376610/10 keep it up buddy
>>42743759What do we do if it was Sammy?Unfortunately, I think >>42743665 is right; though they look like people and dogs, these are actually ships and they get treated as such. So we don't have the authority to decommission them, and I'm not sure if we even have the authority to do any real punishment except to punt it up to Admiral Thomas. As the person in charge of the 7th Fleet, he might have enough authority to mete out punishment. But anyway, since they're ships, not people or dogs according to how the USN is treating them, I'm not confident that they could be court-martialed.
>>42743489What's it like being a fucking sociopath?
>>42743665Depends on if they request NJP I supposee ... we could literally masthead then I suppose - they're small enough.
>>42743591>Settle>Saw a bit of shit, not nearly as much as Hate but not green>And then, at LA, literally everybody on his bridge except for him died. He gave orders, he lead, but apart from the pain in his leg it's men and women who fought and died all around him to make it actually work.>And then he got paraded around as a goddamn hero for surviving when his decisions got his people killed. Even when they were the right decisions. Even when they were the best he or they could have done, they died and he didn't.So now he's got a complex as big as Yamato about people dying for the sake of his orders. Even if they're the right decisions, even if they're perfectly willing to go into harms way and are capable of it, he still wishes that he would have been the one who died on that bridge, not everybody else.Hence why he has trouble helping it when the opportunity to shield a battleship with his broken human body. Fuck, he even did it with Kaga and Akagi.Hate interprets that behavior as basically waifu white-knight faggotry, as opposed to survivor's guilt. Settle interprets Hate's exasperation with the situation as petulant jarheadery, as opposed to wanting the chance to make a fucking difference like he did as LA and lacking any way to do that
>>42743822>Did you also forget the fact that Settle gave them a direct order to stop and they ignored it?If the Corgis can't be trusted to follow orders and not attack Allied personnel, then they really need to be somewhere else. Yokosuka is one of the most heavily defended naval ports on earth so their presence is not strictly required. Getting them transferred out to Puget Sound or somewhere they won't go after allied ships/personnel would be quite justified if we can't bring them to heel.That said Settle is a Rear Admiral. Surely he can get more personnel assigned to his command to help Hate deal with the Corgis?
>>42743845OH MY GOD, die in a fire. Seriously. Stop being all fuckign edgefag for like ten minutes and, y'know, ACTUALLY FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED.
>>42743853This is a pretty good analysis, all things considered.It doesn't help things that Settle's been mostly around ships, though.Not that I'm refuting the statement...
>>42743806I didn't say it was a GOOD idea... just what I personally would end up doing. But like I've said, I've got a Shinji-sized bucket of Issues and like to live dangerously...
>>42743806>Implying hate gives even half a fuck about the consequences if it means he gets to go into a real actual gunfight.Of course he doesn't. If it gets him a clean fight between himself and obviously uniformed enemies, what does he care if he's leading platoons of men to die, right?Or that we don't have any facilities to keep an Abyssal contained, let alone any of our own shipgirls/PT's.Or that bringing a captured Abyssal back to base before we try to understand how they capture land facilities could end up with all of Yokosuka turning into an Abyssal base.
>>42743611[ANGRY GHOSTDIVISION SOUNDS IN THE DISTANCE]
Planefag, Settle's control snapping and all the things he tried to keep buried deep within himself bursting forth when?
>>42743766>I will not apologize>Settle finds the 'art'
>>42743853Pretty good except for the part where Hate really wants to die in battle and nothing less than that. He's gone beyond merely wishing for a glorious end to trying to throw his life away.
>>42743905HOTEL CONFIRMED FOR SLUTTAKING THE MARINE UPPER RECIEVER IN THE REAR ENTRANCE
>>42743616He's made it clear on numerous occasions that while he's a LT, he'd rather just be a shooter. Kinda like how Settle is a Rear Admiral and yet keeps acting like a Captain and going on (internally at least) about the weight of responsibility. Also, the only options I can see to handle the corgis and keep them under control, are either Willie or Sammy and either of those raise interesting questions for what happens down the road.>>42743759Man, the dogs just noticed they had a vacation and went back to instincts. He didn't release them so much as failed to leave his armory today.>>42743853>>42743591Dis guy seems to know what they're on about.Also PF! After reading the bit with Kaga being summoned up, I ask you! Hamp and Kongou race when?!?
>>42743936Maybe if he gets bad enough, Iowa will come looking for him and kick his ass into actually trying to NOT die again... and monkey might fly out my ass, too, but hey.
>>42743843It's sociopathic to de-militarise the corgis?It's canon that shipgirls can live without their parts. They just go on to be ordinary humans. Even if not, the worst that could happen is they poof back into the ether of history.>>42743845NJP my ass. This is judicial if there ever was an instance.>>42743822>>42743872Forgot about the insubordination... But yeah, another solution would be shipping them to some disgraceful posting.
>>42743936Yeah, I had a few drunken "Oh Hate, you hypocritical sack of shit moments." The man is actively SEEKING an end, which angers me greatly.Valhalla is something you EARN, and you don't do it by dying like a moron because you're scared you might never get the chance.
>>42743872>and not attack Allied personnelFrom what the reporters were implying, I think the dogs even attack their own Navy personnel and civilians. Though, if that's the case, it's better that they cause the Navy headaches at a base that's not critical to keeping a nation alive like Yokosuka.
>>42743876I did participate in the last thread ... my comment was a bit of harmless sarcasm. But I will certainly consider flinging myself into the next conflagration I stumble upon since you asked so nicely.
>>42743766Arizona, should we be wondering about any meat dragons or 'other things'?
>>42743948ari conformed lew
>>42743948oh wait I never did upload the original in a thread, only shared it in the IRC
>>42743991>It's canon that shipgirls can live without their partsUh, no it isn't. not in this quest so far at least.
>>42744009 Thanks! I appreciate it!
>>42744003Well, I'm sure the CNO can either scare up some personnel to form an actual unit to handle the dogs, or can be prevailed upon to reallocate them somewhere else.
>>42744023>Ari is pure in her own outfit>Possibly lewd in Kongou's attireChecks out
>>42743991>kancolle canonAn extremely vague and often ill defined thing often filled with gameplay abstractions that varies between depictions. It really has little to no place here.
>>42743991Considering they've got to be rewriting the UCMJ to cover ships in the first place, I'm pretty sure Settle can do whatever he wants provided he doesn't rock the boat and incur the wrath of the God.
>>42744025Hotel is love.
>>42743948But is Musashi porn?
>>42744039Ah shit, meta-knowledge, yeah. I forgot about that; good catch.>>42744093Or worse, Wrath of CNO (or whatever the rank is. I don't know US navy)
>>42744122Musashi is best imouto.
>>42744084>canon has no place in derivative worksThat you think this explains so much.
>>42744122I dearly hope so!
>>42744143That's who I was referring to as God ...It's a four star billet except in time of war where it could theoretically be five (provided we decide we need some of those).
>>42743853>>42743591Going from this, Hate is still absolutely correct that Settle's getting too worked up and personal with his command decisions- I'm not saying we should aspire to being a watch-wearing dildo or anything, but laughing maniacally and throwing your headset across the CIC because you're upset are not good behaviors for a commander to have.Getting SO FUCKING MAD that you summon a heavy cruiser also isn't healthy, but the results can let that one slideAnd Settle is still totally right that Hate slinking around like a bitchy cat because he has to do things he doesn't want to do isn't helping ANYBODY when we're stretched past the breaking point on manpower as it is.In conclusion, thank fucking god for Wainwright and Wo-ass>>42744178Canon has its place, but when the derivative work's primary THING is that it changes many elements of that canon you can't rely on it so heavily
>>42744178When the canon is as nebulous as Kancolle, it doesn't.Kancolle canon also has it as a rule that only Axis ships come back as shipgirls and that Allied ones come back as Abyssals.
>>42744220>Thank fucking God for WainwrightNow I'm starting to think Wainwright is Doctor House without a limp and with twice the snark.
I think we should just ship all the corgis somewhere else.PT boats are good raiding craft, but not significant in fleet engagements. And keeping them around to basically do nothing when they've shown the willingness to not only attack allied personnel but also disobey a direct order from a rear admiral, combined with the fact that you can't really discipline them means that they're going to wind up causing trouble.At the very least, we need to get someone other than Hate who's not a shipslut to babysit them.
>>42743853You know, speaking of survivor's guilt, that may potentially give us an in with Shigure in case we end up pursuing that plot thread further personally. I'd wager most of Shigure's issues (below the obvious shunning stuff, which really is just an exacerbating factor) are rooted in survivor's guilt, so we can maybe connect with her over that commonality.
>>42744093Well take a look at what happened with Porter, since the entire crew was held responsible the ship itself was forced to stay in Bermuda for the duration of the inquiry.
>>42744023>the profile of that image makes it look like a giant penis That's probably why
>>42744234>Kancolle canon also has it as a rule that only Axis ships come back as shipgirls and that Allied ones come back as Abyssals.Someone hasn't been keeping up with the game. There's plenty of Abyssals that are definitely Axis and even IJN (protip: the IJN was the only service to ever field torpedo cruisers).The big reason the Allies don't come back as kanmusu is that American AA would completely break the game...
>>42744256And then a week later Planefag has an abyssal harbor attack and we'll be hitting ourselves for getting rid of them.Also Sammy would be livid.
>>42744220>and Wo-assWe direly need to capture a carrier and bring it back in mostly one piece.
Oh, also-We shouldn't be using "going Abyssal" interchangeably with a shipgirl going rogue and killing people. There are concrete physical differences between Kanmusu and Abyssals- the chitinous nightmare hulls, the pale skin and shark teeth, the body horror of some of their noncombat hull-bodies.A shipgirl going rogue/crazy is still an extremely real concern and something to be avoided, but let's not say it's the same thing as transforming into one of those Things without good evidence that there's actually a connection.>>42744259It might be the best bet, but it'll probably be a slim chance even at that
>>42743991>This is judicial if there ever was an instance.But as it has been pointed out, the USN will likely cover this up. As an example, the shooting down of Iran Air 655; the captain, who was characterized as unnecessarily aggressive by his fellows and who basically broke all the rules, was neither disciplined or removed from command, and still got his Legion of Merit medal.
>>42743665I am curious now, who actually gets to make that call to decommission ships at the end of their service?
>>42744256Optionally, we find out more about the Abyssal supply routes and staging bases, which has been hinted at several times by Deme to be a bitching idea. Not to mention they're great for pinning down subs, as we saw in that press release Goto was heading up last thread. Or swarming small Abyssal destroyers, again, like we saw video of in that press release.
>>42744337hmm... didn't know arizona could talk
“Shipgirls are more than weapons,” you snap, shifting into second and roaring past a slowpoke actually adhering to the base speed limit. “You've already fought one war for us. We owe you something for that, even if you never fight again.”“Yeah,” Kitakami says dryly. “But you owe cruisers and carriers more, right? Since you sent the destroyers into that meatgrinder to cover them, and all.” Your hands squeak on the steering wheel as you crush the faux leather in your grip. “Did you hear there's a war on, Admiral?” “I fired the opening shots,” you snap back, shifting into third as you thunder back towards the north docks, back towards the party - and the small motor launch that'll take you to the nearby island shore where the ship-girl range is set up, facing the distant targets on the breakwater. “And that ship was more than a *weapon* to me, too.”“More than weapons?” Kitakami marvels, looking out over the scenery sedately. “...Maybe. That doesn’t change the fact that we're built to kill, head to toe. She didn't even need a cannon at the rate you were going. Probably would have just ripped an arm off.”
>>42744303Why the fuck would I be keeping up with the game? Browser-based RNGesus that I have to use a VPN to access? No thank you.
“What was I supposed to do? It's my JOB!” You snap, wrenching the wheel around, causing the rear tires to skid around a curve as you near the docks. “An attack dog is more than a gun, Settle, but you don't see me petting them,” Kitakami returns levelly as the Jeep screeches to a halt just past the party pavilion. Several people both human and shipsloot look up, voices raised in greeting, but you stomp right past them, heading for the motor launch. Tossing your cane down from the dock, you leap after it, swearing a blue streak as your right thigh explodes in agony on landing. Your snarls mingle with the outboard's as you crank it violently. It catches with a throaty roar. Seizing the tiller, you gun it for everything it's worth as you slam it to one side, whipping the boat's nose towards the open bay, and open up the throttle. The outboard screams with power, kicking up a massive rooster tail as you race absolutely fucking nowhere.The engine sputters to an idle as you turn to look back over your shoulder, knowing damn well you cast off the line. You find it hooking around the stanchion and over to Arizona, who's standing well clear of the spray, the line wrapped around one hand. She's giving you her usual level-headed look plus a slight narrowing of the eyes. She tugs on the line gently to say that she'll reel you in if you don't feel like kicking it into reverse for her. >Fine wtf ever>Cut the line. This is a conversation you need to have alone, dammit. >Order her to let it go. You're just going to pick up your damn Marine, you'll be right back. You might've fucked up but you're not a god damned child to be babysat. You've done your share of bleeding too, dammit.
>>42744370The press release was from a scandi country that has much, much less ocean they need to cover. Those dogs got tiny legs, literally and figuratively.
>>42744271Man what is with destroyers named porter and bad luck. First our own Willie Dee then the Porter at Santa Cruz that gets torpedoed by a torpedo lost by a ditched Avenger.
>>42744397you dont need to use a vpn anymore. you are correct about the rng though.
>>42744371>mfw we realize that Arizona doesn't talk because she's the narrator.
>>42744220>I'm not saying we should aspire to being a watch-wearing dildo or anythingHonestly, going by last thread, maybe we should. At the very least, we should probably steer well clear of any shenanigans, no matter how harmless they may seem to be given our knowledge at the time, because obviously our knowledge is woefully limited and anything goofy we do can and will become seeds for Planefag to reap a harvest of tears from later.
>>42744419>[x] Order her to let it go. You're just going to pick up your damn Marine, you'll be right back. You might've fucked up but you're not a god damned child to be babysat. You've done your share of bleeding too, dammit.Unfuck what has been fucked up. Very simple.
>>42744419>>Fine wtf everAlways could use a stoic battleship by our side.
>>42744419>Fine wtf everBUTTTT MOOOOOM
>>42744419>Order her to let it go. You're just going to pick up your damn Marine, you'll be right back. You might've fucked up but you're not a god damned child to be babysat. You've done your share of bleeding too, dammit.
>>42744419>Cut the line. "This is a conversation I need to have alone, dammit."Say it out loud so we don't look like a petulant manchild
>>42744419>Order her to let it go. You're just going to pick up your damn Marine, you'll be right back. You might've fucked up but you're not a god damned child to be babysat. You've done your share of bleeding too, dammit.Cutting the line doesn't seem to be polite at this time.
>>42744419Why not bring her along?
>>42744419>>Fine wtf ever
>>42744453Seconded. We are a goddamn admiral, not a marine. The entirety of the fleet is relying on us to do so.
>>42744419>Cut the line. This is a conversation you need to have alone, dammit.Ari, we know that you care and all that. But for fuck sake stop acting like our mother.
>>42744419>Fine wtf everAZ is about the only one who I'd allow to see what's about to go down next. And even then...I hope the girl just stands outside.This gonna be one baleful fucking boil to lance.
>>42744453Nah, Goto stands as a testament that that way lies madness. We need to cut the middle, thread the needle of sanity, etc etc
>>42744419>Fine wtf ever"Alright, alright. You want to get your licks in now instead of delaying them? Go right ahead, I've earned it."Remember people, we appointed her our bodyguard and then immediately ordered her to let someone else try to kill us. We need to deal with this NOW.
>>42744419>>Order her to let it go. You're just going to pick up your damn Marine, you'll be right back. You might've fucked up but you're not a god damned child to be babysat. You've done your share of bleeding too, dammit."This is a conversation I need to have alone"
>>42744364>>42744371>>42744378Blame fatgreek, she's using his computer. Wish she'd get her own damn trip though. She actually has her own smartphone, even.Maybe she just can't type, or something - tried to get her to text me things and she just won't. So its easier to fingerpeck "ARIZONA" into the autofill form and go with that? Dunno. Ask her.
>>42744161Why is Musashi brown again?
>>42744161>GHOST-SAN! BUY ME HAMBAHGAHU!
>>42744419>OtherGive the line a hard tug, drag Ari into the water with you
>Fine wtf everSeriously at the current mental state we have we'd most likely do something stupid like tell Hate to punch us.
>>42744473>butt momI'll allow it.
>>42744419>Fine wtf everLast time Arizona got to listen in while we had it out with Goto, now she gets to listen while we have it out with Hate! It's like fucking poetry.
>>42744519I don't get the meme. Can you explain it to me?
>>42744220Well, that one admiral for Task Force 34 also raged so hard at the the World Wonders message that he didn't move his fleet for an hour while Taffy 3 happened.
>>42744497Well, prioritizing and then sticking to the priorities would probably suffice. Right now we really need to unfuck Hate and Settle, then deal with the Corgis one way or another, and then look into the arrangements for psychological counseling for shipgirls and for Settle. I think we can afford a little bit of shenanigans once we address the looming problems, though.
>>42744419>>Fine wtf everthis only in morse
>>42744419>Fine wtf ever
>>42744419>>Fine wtf everThreads starting off strong I see.
>>42744419>continue gunning the engine until she reels us in
>Cut the line. This is a conversation you need to have alone, dammit. Guys lets finally get to fixing this clusterfuck with Hate, we NEED him at least as far as the Corgi's go and we owe it both of us to at least try and have a go at our problems.
>>42744530On the one hand, I'd say that's crazy because she's a battleship. On the other hand, Settle is freakishly strong
>>42744419>Fine wtf everDo you really need to get in the boat with me when you have your own built-in engine?
>>42744419>Cut the line. This is a conversation you need to have alone, dammit. THE TIME FOR WAIFUS HAS PASSED
>>42744520Not sure. Some say it's because of being in Mindoro for quite a while now, but I don't buy it.>>42744523Musashi as Umaru-chan with Ghostdivision as her big bro sounds like trouble waiting to happen.
>>42744565..-. .. -. . / .-- - ..-. / . ...- . .-.
>>42744419>Fine wtf everBodyguard ship. With the fucking Corgis out and without supervision, and with them being proved to not follow orders from us, we shouldn't take chances.
>>42744397Why are you even here? What draw do shipsluts have if you're too much of a faggot to even engage with the source material?
>>42744536Well, Arizona is bottomless. Is she also a mom already? Blame Settle.
>>42744501>Ari, we know that you care and all that. But for fuck sake stop acting like our mother.Is she acting like Settle's mother? Or like the bodyguard that we firmly decided we needed and which we appointed her as?
>>42744520Because she spent all her time sitting in Truk.
>>42744571ahaha swq worthy
Also, coming to him with a shipgirl literally validates everything he has been saying about us. It's not going to do us any good.
>>42744419>Fine. Just. Fine. We are A) not in a good frame of mind and B) Arizona is rightly concerned about us. We brought her along specifically to guard us, that means letting her do the job even if we'd rather her not. If we say we trust her, then well damn demonstrate it.
>>42744419>Fine wtf everBring her along, doesn't matter.
>>42744419is settle seriously having a babby tantrumyou act like a child you're gonna be treated like onehow about>[X] THERE ARE PEOPLE WATCHING AND REPORTERS ON BASE, CALM DOWN YOU FUCKING NIGGER
>>42744419>[x] Fine wtf ever
>>42744607Ignore it and the hallucination will go away
>>42744577We could pull it of if we surprised herDo you see what I did there?
>>42744519It's because she's the only one who can't be intimidated.
>Fine wtf ever
>Cut the line. This is a conversation you need to have alone, dammit.
>>42744651Oh Gee, is Arizona our Self-Control (tm) now?She doesn't have a huge rack tho...
>>42744644>REPORTERS ON BASE>CORGIS LOOSE>DON'T FOLLOW ORDERS, ATTACK WHOEVER THE FUCK THEY WANT
And meanwhile Kongo chasing Goto around the stage.
>>42744607I wonder if Tenryuu moves her patch from eye to eye just to fuck with people.
I am almost 100% certain that if we bring Arizona, PF will find some way to make this blow up in our face. Seeing as WE'LL LITERALLY BE IGNORING ALL THE REVELATIONS THAT WE GOT LAST THREAD.In this one instance, hope rides alone.
>>42744679>Settle's corgi round-up The Game>assign shipgirls to catch them
>>42744419>>42744386I THINK THIS SUMS THINGS UP. Hate version Soon™
>>42744606That makes sense.Was she there for the turkey shoot? Or did she run away before the invasion of Truk?
>Hamp pulls up to light, slamming to a stop just halfway through crosswalk.>Moments later a screeling sound of another car coming to a stop next to his ride.>Both look across>A NEW CHALLENGER HAS APPEARED! >Passengers comprised of Hornet and Kongou sisters look across at their fellow damned souls.>THE WHEEL OF FATE IS TURNING! READY? ACTION!From a distance: >"Hey. Four of the fuzzy bastards on the fucking bongbint.">"PFFFFT. Double down.">"Deal.">Light goes green. >MuffledWITNESSheardinthebackground.pngYokosuka Drift when Deme?
>>42744419Oh, fine, get in.
We need a strategy to unfuck Hate.
>>42744599What would a shipgirl even give birth to? PT boats?
>>42744419>Fine wtf evermaybe we should take her advise and take a minute to calm the fuck down
Remember friends: We tread a fine line between being sympathetic and broken but with a heart in right place, or being every bit the thirsty waifufag Hate claims we are. Don't fuck up and turn our very real issues into stupid shit.
>>42744700She was gone. Most of the major ships of the Combined Fleet left before the February raid. It was really kind of obvious the Americans would attack.
>>42744419>Fine wtf everlet go of your fucks
>>42744694Tombstone Comet pls go Katya still best girl
>>42744728Yes. Torpedo bulges are a must.
>>42744708Guilty Gear in mah KCQ? It's more likely than you think!
>>42744720I read that as "We need a strategy to hatefuck Hate."
>>42744740So she never got her moment of glory then did she.
>>42744683We still need to spar with her in a non-bitchy context>>42744720We don't know enough to have a strategy. Listen to what he says, consider>>42743591>>42743853>>42744220the following, and justify your votes to prevent confusion
>>42744689>WE'LL LITERALLY BE IGNORING ALL THE REVELATIONS THAT WE GOT LAST THREAD.How will bringing our bodyguard along when there are mutinous PT boats still loose go wrong?Is Hate going to be so infantile that he can't handle Arizona being there when Settle comes to talk with him?
You know, I wonder if Arizona would ignore the order considering what just happened when Settle gave his order for her to stand down.
>>42744744Katya a shit! A SHIT!
>>42744762>>42744728You do know I was making an SWQ joke, right?
>>42744720What does the navy do in these situations? Throw them in a cell to cool down?Give a rousing motivational speech?
>>42744720step onetell him to get a bunch of devil-dogs together to handle the dogs, so he no longer has to do all that bullshit himself and they aren't stoppingstep twotell him to use this newfound freetime to help with unfucking the shipgirls and making them more reliable since he's a giant nerd that probably sleeps with a Navy Facts Encyclopedia trainin' doody, maybe maneuvers with the corgis add in as wellstep 3get a girlfriend, hate
>>42744778She was sunk entirely and completely by aircraft>>42744781>Is Hate going to be so infantile that he can't handle Arizona being there when Settle comes to talk with him?Maybe, but if he does we have a valid reason
>>42744419We just finished ordering her to let us do our level best to get our head blown off last thread. Can we please not cause our only battleship to mutiny ... pretty please?
>Still no Sodakwhy live
>>42744802Look, at least we are not dragging Shokaku along with us to see him.
>>42744799>get a girlfriend>Implying Iowa isn't Hate's girlfriend
>>42744720Thing is, what do we want him to do? Keep minding the PT boats? Stop sulking around us? Fucking take charge of the Iwo Jima strike team?
>>42744768I'm on bored with this. BL route is go
From this quest, I learned being in command is not all that it is hyped up to be.
>>42744778Nope her big claim to fame was to be the first major battleship sunk at sea by carrier aircraft alone.At least Yamato got to sink stuff at Samar. Musashi didn't even get that.
>>42744792I wasn't paying attention, I just like big torpedo bulges.
>>42744739Arizona is Settle's bodyguard. She is in place to protect Settle from angry shipgirls, Abyssals, Yakuza assassins, Chinese commandos, or any other threat that might come his way. Allowing her to do her damn job is in fact one step on the road to behaving like a professional. And I think the best bet with Hate is to apologize as a friend, and then make it very clear that the Admiral is speaking now when he orders him to get the Corgis under control.
>>42744792It was *nice* rack. NICE rack.
On a more immediate note, grabbing all the spare shipsluts and assigning them to round up all the dogs right now while we go talk to Hate would be ideal.>>42744829>"Mythical creatures don't count, Hate."
>>42744834Anons, we need to convince each other what is our end goal for this conversation.I believe the immediate goal is to round up the dogs.The long term goal is for him to cooperate as a part of the team. Whether that means giving him more opportunity to fight, when it is safe or not, or to train the dogs.
>>42744849My boss let me be "manager for a day" once. Killed my dreams of climbing the corporate ladder dead.
>>42744739It's very clear due to the actions of people here that Settle has a habit of going full retard, and if Arizona can grab Settle next time some of the people here decide to go full retard then so much the better.And in a tense confrontation with Hate Settle can't afford to go full retard.
>>42744867Fine, I guess I haven't gone back that far in the archives to remember.>>42744872Snrk
>>42744828>Shigure was fine with Hamp at the docks when we left>For some reason she left the docks and then was accosted by corgis>Shoukaku aka "If you so much as talk to Shigure Abyssals will come out of the ground and rape you" was also at the docks.Hm.
>>42744419>>Cut the line. This is a conversation you need to have alone, dammit.
>>42744781We're getting on a boat and leaving Yokosuka. Unless the Corgi's are actively following us, I doubt Hate brought any with him. Kinda would ruin his whole 'I'm not doing this dogsitting shit anymore' schtick.And we shouldn't give him anymore ammunition than absolutely necessary when going into this.And another reason: Before Arizona or any of the other shipgirls, there was Hate and Settle. It just doesn't feel right bringing other people to this.
>>42744888We can't round up PT boats with a battleship ... that's what DDs are for.
>>42744865?And I think the best bet with Hate is to apologize as a friend, and then make it very clear that the Admiral is speaking now when he orders him to get the Corgis under control.I am on board with that. Can an anon persuade me why this is a bad plan?>>42744889Sometimes I wonder why anyone wants to lead.
>>42744834The problem I have with the Iwo Jima strike team is, why would we even send in humans?Even if Hate's weapon turns out to be workable, what about armor?The fact that Abyssals are firing what is essentially artillery right at anyone coming at them?The only thing that can stand up to that is an actual ship or a kanmusu.It's not like combat armor is going to be able to stop shots fired by an Abyssal.And even if combat armor does stop the fire from an Abyssal's fairies on the ground, we aren't there for the fairies, but for an intact Abyssal. So really, what is he going to do?
Guys, guys.THIS IS THE TIME TO BRING OUT THE ISSUE WITH HATE PETTING HIS CORGIS LIKE A DOTTING FATHER.
>>42744907Oh. There's a thought...
>>42744927Idealism, power-hungry cuntery, or resignation
votes still totes called I'm gonna take five and get something to eat real quick
http://www.strawpoll.me/5590058Some men just want to watch the world burn.
>>42744938I'd forgotten that. Hmmm...
>>42744943Hiro, please stop using memes from 2007. It's not playing fair.
>>42744927>Sometimes I wonder why anyone wants to lead.You'll figure out why when you finally get a job you actually give a damn about.
>>42744855>not even thinking about Roma
>>42744936It could be a breakthrough though.A way for humans to even the game. To join the fight. For all the marines to give the abyss the fuck you. And a way for us to have larger raids on abyss.
>>42744952Her ass rides in true Navy Blue
Random thought: has anyone drawn Arizona as Quiet from MGSV yet?
>>42744949>interrupts my dinner with boats>leaves thread to eatplanefag plz
>>42744952>there's no "nothing" option>Nor stripes
>>42744952>implying she wears any
>>42744907>Shigure was fine with Hamp at the docks when we leftActually, no, she wasn't.She wasn't at the docks when we got there, and Hamp left without her.Hamp doesn't give a fuck, so why would you depend on him to take care of a destroyer he doesn't care about?
>>42744904Well, maybe besides Warspite slaughtering a bunch of german ships at Norway, Washington sneaking up on an demolishing Kirishima, Bismarck one shotting Hood, etc few battleships in WWII got any major crowning moments by themselves.
>>42744938No, no. This is the time to remember that instance in case we NEED to bring it up as an argument.You don't go into an argument with a plan for what you're going to say.You go in with things that you CAN say if you need to, and go from there. Otherwise it's a lecture, not a discussion.
>>42744952>panties strawpol>no blue/white striped
>>42744952I-I actually have to think about this...shit
>>42744964SERIOUSLY.This is ammunition for our eventual kiss-and-makeup talk.Appeal to his inner softie.
>>42745009Sometimes you wonder why the carrier girls are not more proud of themselves.Well, I bet big E would be.
>>42744989Better question, has anybody drawn Arizona as Ocelot in Quiet's outfit yet
>>42744828This whole clusterfuck literally started with Settle going and pulling that shell out of Arizona himself>>42744907>going from 'don't you believe in omens' to 'ABYSSAL RAEP'>Shokaku can now speak corgi apparently>implying dudebro heavy cruiser would care.top kek
>>42745014>>42744952>not red white and blue>not star-spangled>not eagle print
>>42744992>stripes and stars
>>42745002Shigure left of her own volition bro, Hamp didn't need to do anything.
>>42745025We could get her to help.I bet Willy D probably will be good with the dogs. She can hear Mikasa after all.
>>42745025>Shokaku can now speak corgi apparentlyHe's implying Shoukaku made her unwelcome at the party, I think?
>>42745031We're talking about Arizona not Fap Angel
>>42744520Because. Don't question the truth.
>>42745002Shiggy doesn't seem to get along with the Kongou sisters.
>>42744981>A way for humans to even the game.All that does is give humans a way to hit an Abyssal before getting turned into a fine mist by return fire. Not to mention, the only way to make these weapons is by taking them from our own shipgirls, meaning that for the time it takes for the gun to grow back, that shipgirl is going to be down a cannon or three. I'm leery of turning soldiers into kamikaze units that also weaken our own ships at the same time.Sure, if we had a few weeks or months where we wouldn't have to deploy our battleships, this might be a good idea. But we don't know when we'll need to sortie, so it seems like it's not so good.
>>42744952Weren't the tops of her turrets painted orange?If so, orange.
>>42745058I think I read on the Wiki it was to represent her decks and such being smeared with...ash? Or something, to lover visibility.Either way, I APPROVE.
>>42745055That, yeah. The corgis just being unfortunate with her being alone.Though if I'm misremembering and Shigure wasn't even there when we showed up with Shoukaku, well, then I'm just flat wrong
>>42745010Well, that's just me man.I think it'll be very effective, nonetheless.
>>42744952>no option for "bandanna red"This poll is shit and you are shit.
>>42745068Just take them from Chikuma or the outdated ships.Remember your XCOM spirit anon. Initially we did things to our troops that was suicidal, but in the end we fought on the same level with the aliens.
>>42744888Can agree with rounding up the dogs as short term. Long term is repairing the gulf between Hate and Settle I'd think. Which begins with giving him "real shit to do" to paraphrase him. Giving him Sammy or Willie to train to also tend the dogs is a good move. I think asking after the project might help in the I-Am-Speaking-As-Your-Friend bit, but again gives unspoken implicit approval which is something we should be super careful about. >>42744938It's not that he doesn't give a shit about the boats! It's that he thinks he is doomed to be a doggy daycare as opposed to doing what he was trained to do. Ya know, trained, bled, sweat and sacrificed to be Really Fucking Good At Breaking Shit, and here he is tending a firing range for a bunch of shipsluts, and taking dogs for walkies while his friend/CO dicks around with carriers (or fails to) and has issues all across base.
>>42743982Yeah she'll be needed alright.
>>42745055That's literally disney channel levels of teenage derp right there. Given Japanese culture and her own personality, the worst you could expect is Shokaku avoiding her.
>>42745085>RESEARCH ABYSSAL ALLOYS
>>42744952Arizona has the whole cowboy motif going on, right?So then flannel long johns
>>42744952What if Ari wears underwear with all her crew's name on it to remember each one of them?
>>42745085Yeah, because we could build fucking armor.
>>42745085There's bad ideas, and then there is this.Fucking no.
>>42745092What, I ought to just tell them?
>>42745101>RESEARCH LASER WEAPONS
>>42745120But how does he know?
>>42745120Show would be better
>>42745120Arizona confirmed for Marine slut.That poor ship, think of all the venereal disease
>>42745127SELL LASER WEAPONS TO HIGHEST BIDDER, AGAIN
>>42745148Trick question--we all go commando.
>>42745149Hornet probably told him while drunkenly defending her own choice of undergarment
>>42745127Some man are not so lucky to go straight to plasma weapons.
>>42745149What, you think that Iowa is the only battleship that Hate's inspected?Have some sense man. He's equal-opportunity.
>>42745148DOOMGUY is a marine. You know that, right?
>>42744952Pretty sure I can see a spot of blue down there
>>42745135Just posting a lovely picture. Now isn't the time for bickering anyways.
>>42745169Oh how cute Naka. Drunk Naka is great. We need to feed her alcohol more often.
>>42745120Fuck it, why not? Pretty much everyone around here already knows.
>>42745182That's the back of her skirt...
>>42745182That's the back of her skirt, you fool!
>>42745182That's the back of the skirt you virginal dunce
>>42745085>XCOM spirit>sending squads of soldiers to die for infinitesimal advantage or gainSure, I can get behind that. But if we do, we should tell Hate that this is what he's endorsing, what he is agreeing to.Leading people to die just so we can test out some new weapon on the enemy. It IS what is done in war, but I'd like to know if Hate understands what he's saying. I think he just wants the glory and doesn't care about the lives of others. Then he'll argue that he should be allowed to go alone with just other shipgirls with him in the assault. Which I'd let him if he can get someone else to keep the Corgi's in line.
>>42745198Arizona is jumping both a marine and a mechanics?How lewd!
>>42745193Your idea is badand you should feel bad.>>42745169Oi you. File the report already.
>>42745163WE FRANCE NOW
Wouldn't Settle already know anyways? Most of her clothes were holed or burned away after her first battle, and he was poking around in that area...
>>42745120I doubt you would. Less because you wouldn't, more because it'd be giving us something nice.>>42745169Gotta question. Write up about Kaga mentioned Kongou singing a nightcore version of the national anthem if I recall. So does that mean Kongou has, or has attempted to go clubbing?
>>42745238Showing your admiral your panties is one thing.Showing another member of the team? That is not your superior officer? Shameful.
>>42745238Above the waterline, anon
>>42745182Looking at the image now, I'm 90% sure her panties are firehouse red.
>>42745193>>42745225And what exactly makes you think I haven't been drunk most of the times I've spoken to Settle? ...Or sober, for that matter. What I'm getting at is that I'm pretty good at playing my cards close to the chest. >>42745257Well, when I started doing my song and dance routine... Kongou followed suit. It was an eventful couple of weeks....you don't know terror until you've seen a battleship in corpse paint.
>>42745300That might be saying something if you had more of a chest.
>>42745281Poor Willie trying so hard to help!
>>42745300>drunk everytime she talks to settle>mfw
Speaking of Senda-class traffic cones, what are the odds that Jintsuu's gonna be making her retribution move at the same time as we're trying to reconcile shit? You know, just to keep things interesting.
>>42745300I want to see Kongou the idol now.Corpse paint? Was she going full Metallica?
>>42745300>corpse paintSo was her stage name Kongou Death?
>>42745300>I'm pretty good at playing my cards close to the chest.What chest?
>>42745347>Retribution>For something she fucking instigated. Oh, I hope so. Please, please give me more fucking reasons to be really fucking violent.
>>42745402Ya know, you really remind me of my brother.
>>42745300Ah. Of course. Thanks for fufilling my curiosity.HALLEY! RAVE!KONGOU WHEN?!
>>42745300*ssssssip* So... What's going on?
>>42745365>Corpse paint>MetallicaPick one and only one faggot
>>42745402>Please, please give me more fucking reasons to be really fucking violentYOUR MOTHER WAS A HAMSTER AND YOUR FATHER SMELT OF ELDERBERRIES
>>42745386Anyone have the one where she's thinking of Arrow IVs and shit?
>>42745257+2 DESS; -2 INT!
Blah, late. Havings shitty shitscribble.
>>42745397>>42745315Exactly! You'll never see it coming....Not that you would anyway, if you keep your eyes shut and cry the whole time.>>42745391That was one of them. She went through more phases in two weeks than most people go through in a lifetime. ...I kind of liked the mellow pothead hippie music phase, if I'm honest, she makes a mean cup of chamomile.
>>42745446>+20 DESS, -20 INTFix'd
>>42745471Can you go into neg for INT?I thought you die when INT hits 0?
>>42745446Forgot the -2 WIS as well.
>>42745449>Drunken Sailor fairyKekHmmm, I'm not sure about this, but I think the shoulder board needs another bar... or a thicker one.>>42745457No UDekomori is imouto-tier.
>>42745483You can go into negative INT, but what happens depends on your GM. In one instance it resulted in the character doing nothing for 10 turns while with another GM it resulted in death.
>>42745483I think it's more she has a perk of "Passionate" with a flaw of.....I'm not sure if "an inability to recognize personal space and boundaries" would be called Inconsiderate or something else...
>>42745507>I-KANT-EVEN-QUESTKekkest of keks
>>42745315Small is also nice you know.
>>42745507>Yuudachi is shitListen to this person. They speak the truth.
>>42745507I don't get it.
>forgot to snap pictures of West Virginia's AA gunDamn it. I new I forgot something when I went to town today.
>>42745529Bigger is better.
>>42745514And here I thought it was a perk of "Boisterous" with a flaw of "Dangerously Horny"...
>>42745483>>42745509I'm pretty sure rules-as-written in D&D 0 intelligence just makes you comatose, along with 0 wisdom or charisma.
>>42745507Looks like a desperate cry for fucking attention to me. What, did they run out of decu material to go on?
>>42745507>Local Retarded Magical Girl blows out gap an elf once again with well placed fire
>>427455510 charisma - so bad at leading that you can't even lead yourself.
>>42745548why do you even tripfag anon what do you contribute
>>42745554>run out of decu materialNot that hard considering we've passed peak decu production long ago
>>42745582He doesn't contribute shit, he just wants to be a fag. He's even worse in IRC.
>>42745585Arizona keelhauling the kido butai in bed true ending
>>42745582Because you touch yourself at night.
>>42745585Arizona/Shoukaku?I could get behind that.
>>42745548I'm going off of this, mainly because BOATS and DRAMA. In which case, Passionate combined with Rash.
>>42745585Jealousy is not good for a person, AZ~Just accept your defeat, it'll make life easier.
>>42745507Who the fuck is this and why should I care about them?
>>42745609simply ebin anon, you sure got me>>42745599i can see this now
>>42744949>something to eat>real quickc'mon step it up
>>42745446It’s the Union Jack panties that make this perfect.
>>42745647Didn't notice that. Good eye anon.
>>42745548Kongou's more affectionate than Horny. That's Iku's area.
You heave an annoyed sigh and twist the throttle back the other way, sending the RIG backwards with a murmur of slow-turning blades. You halt it a foot from the towering concrete wall of the dock with an expert flick of the wrist and restrain yourself from drumming your fingers on the inflatable gunwhale - you didn't mean to ditch her, you just weren't thinking of passengers or tagalongs at all, intent on your goal. With the RIG stable in calm waters, you look up at the dock to find Arizona already climbing down the rope ladder hung from a heavy stanchion... and you've got a great view up her skirt. Dark, navy-blue panties that match her short skirt, covering the hips - sensible, modest, but for the lace trim around the edges. The sharp contrast with her white stockings and pale thighs rivets your attention as she descends, firm, muscular buttocks flexing fascinatingly beneath the thin cotton. You manage to tear your eyes away as she drops the last few feet into the boat, staring straight out to sea. A few seconds later, Kitakami lands in the boat as well; sticking her landing with considerably more grace than you managed. The dark-haired torpedo cruiser looks at you with honest bafflement in her eyes. “Did you find what you were looking for?”
>>42745656>“Did you find what you were looking for?”aww yeah
>>42745656>Dark, navy-bluei knew it
You shrug noncommittally and gun the engine hard to drown out any further inquiries. “RIG” stands for “Rigid-Inflatable-Gofast,” in other words an inflatable boat with a deeper draft and heavier keel; not ideal for beach insertions but much faster and better-handling in open or heavy seas. The little boat roars over to the adjoining island (you search your memory for the proper Japanese name and come up sorely empty,) angling for the concrete dock that covers the east end of the island. Even over the thunder and whipping spray of the boat's transit you can hear the throaty, heavy booms of a shipgirl's main battery firing its miniature practice shells at the distant breakwater. Kitakami hurls the line over a small stanchion and reels you in. You struggle up the short ladder before Arizona or Kitakami have a chance to help (or decline to help) you up. Should've waited for high tide, dammit. You're halfway to the row of stalls lined up against the east edge of the island when a fresh spate of firing reaches your ears, a heavy, staccato WHUMP WHUMP WHUMP WHUMP. Near the breakwater you see the splashes of miniaturized practice shells flying into the air, rainbows glistening briefly in their spray. With the sound cover you're able to creep up within a dozen feet - Hate is pressing a heavy looking weapon to his shoulder, and Yamato is hovering by his shoulder, bouncing slightly on her heels with barely-restrained excitement. That son of a bitch.That dirty rotten two-faced *Marine.*>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO. >Assist the training. Throw some firecrackers under his feet. Hoist, petard, etc. >No giggles. He dropped the ball and you're fucking mad.
>>42745554Since you're living 3 years ahead of everyone else, why don't you tell us?
>>42745656Oh, what a dayWhat a lovely day
>>42745656"Did you finish that paperwork for the checkered paint?"
>>42745676>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.
>>42745656>“Did you find what you were looking for?”Smile widely. "I did!"
>>42745676>Assist the training. Throw some firecrackers under his feet. Hoist, petard, etc.
>>42745220>Assault on Iwo Jima>Ensigns in T-shirts run around the island with WITNESS ME wiffle bats and backpacks full of high explosive>Hate and Yamato standing on the shore>Anytime there's a big explosion Hate saturates the area with his abominationgun while Yamato hands him more ammo
>>42745676>Watch what is about to happen.Dis gon B gud.
>>42745676>>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.Give him some shit.Don't throw firecrackers at the feet of the fucker wielding a mini 18incher.
>>42745676>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO. OH LAWDYCan't she just radio Hate on this?
>>42745676>>No giggles. He dropped the ball and you're fucking mad.I AMTHE LAAAW
>>42745676>>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.Remember the Iowa!
>>42745676>No giggles. He dropped the ball and you're fucking mad.
>>42745676>>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.AndWait until Iowa hears of this!
>>42745676>>No giggles. He dropped the ball and you're fucking mad.
>>42745676>>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.If we get too serious we'll implode. But screaming needs to happen.Alternatively, we can calmly approach, yank him away and have a nice quiet talking with him. Like a professional.
>>42745676>Observe your enemy before committing to the assault. A wise commander never overstretches.
>>42745676>He did it. The crazy son-of-a-bitch actually did it. Be honestly impressedDeep breaths, Settle>>42745689
>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO. >>42745656Shokaku panties when :(?
>>42745676>>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.
>>42745676>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.Iowa/Hate/Yamato confirmed.
>>42745676>>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.What better way to poke at him than this? That and Yamato could help us here.
>>42745676>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.Probably the best option for dialing shit down. Hate DOES have a sense of humor somewhere in his blackened little Marine heart.
>>42745676>[x] HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO. HE MUST BE CALLED ON THIS SHIT!YAMATO IS PURE MAIDEN AND MUST REMAIN THAT WAY! REMOVE MARINE-! Besides, Iowa is going to be soooo pissed, it's hilarious.But on a serious note, now is not the time for eyeball-popping anger and fireworks during training are SUCH a stupid idea I can't even fathom why the thought went through Settle's mind!
>No giggles. He dropped the ball and you're fucking mad.Now is not the time for more hijinks, now is the time for unfucking things.
>>42745676>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO. HONK HONK MOTHERFUCKER.
>>42745656Buttocks can be muscular?
>>42745711That's a good plan actually, just replace the ensigns and baseball bats with drones and flare rockets.
>>42745748>Alternatively, we can calmly approach, yank him away and have a nice quiet talking with him. Like a professional.>>42745676Being mad ain't gonna help.Just think of Arizona ass and relax>>42745769
>>42745791The butt is largely made of muscle unless covered in fat yes.
>>42745676>OTHER: Keep anger in check, inform Hate that his charges have fired upon and damaged an allied ship, and he is to assist in the investigation of this incident
>>42745769At least the description is about as good as they probably are.>>42745774Makes you wish you worked out more?
>>42745769And that's why I didn't tell them.
>>42745676>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.Oh sweet baby Buddah on a unicycle. This promises infinite lulz.
>>42745769Are you seriously samefagging your own post?
>>42745798Even Settle can't avoid boner at Arizona.
>>42745676>[x] Assist the training. Throw some firecrackers under his feet. Hoist, petard, etc.>[x] Ask, with dangerous coldness, if he was the one who opened the kennel.
>>42745676>Other"Sorry to interrupt your date with Yamato, Lieutenant, but your corgi platoon just put one of the destroyers on suicide watch. Duty calls. I'd offer to help, but they don't listen to me and Arizona had to fire warning shots to get them off Shigure; you're the only one on base they respect enough to listen to."
>>42745769What the fuck? Fatgreek made that shit the fuck up just now. He even had one of his lackey's post a poll for it so he could cater to these mongoloid's fetishes. What the fuck are you giving me that noise for?
>>42745791The ass is the largest muscle in the body, you dunce>>42745819It's more like a DM holding a conversation between multiple NPCs
>>42745676>WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.And while you were doing that LIEUTENANT the United States Navy vessels with which you are charged attacked and severely damaged a Japanese destroyer! Is this the behavior we should expect from the Marine Corps or are you just particularly stupid!!Then we get ready to hide behind Arizona since that's probably going to go about as well as throwing the firecracker ...
>>42745676>Wait until Hate starts firing, then tap Yamato on the shoulder and swap places.
>>42745755Glad someone else remembered that.
>>42745810Sweetie, anon's been ragging on me for being flat as a pancake for threads and threads now. Dancing takes a lot of work.
>>42745819Those posts are all in-character, btw. I write Arizona and Settle, some of my fellow writers handle the others.
>>42745676Can we just sit and watch to gain ammo on him? Or film him?
>>42745779>I can't even fathom why the thought went through Settle's mind!Because right now is the time for unfucking the situation before a soldier or civilian is murdered by mutinous PT boats, not for hijinks or hilarity.
>>42745676>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.What will Iowa think? How could you do that to her?
>>42745860Remind me again who's that guy with the tattoo in that picture?
>>42745870Sorry Goose. We.
>>42745689Wait until he's done shooting, THEN say it.
>>42745830Tossing my vote with this.
VOTES OVERWHELMINGLY CALLED, WRITING
>>42745872Anger will only fuck the situation more.Better this than throwing firecrackers at him.
>>42745907The Yakuza dumbass who waltzed in.We need to ask Goto how he dealt with that, at some point
>>42745860Oh I know, but I also know girls with small chests and great asses. At least one may have been a stripper. So a big chest can be nice, but a great ass just as good.Besides, sometimes a more lithe build can be damn fine.
>>42745907The idiot yakuza emissary who tried to 'convince' naka to 'join' their Yakuza-sponsored idol production company.
>>42745860Flat is justice.
Putting down bets now on the biggest most awaited rumble in the Pacific, Yamato vs Iowa, the winner will be known as the best battleship ever and gets first crack at one Cpl. Hate!
>>42745937Honestly, I don't think Hate will take this situation with the PT boats seriously until they straight up murder someone.Probably not even then.
>>42745872Then we use our big-boy words, not goddamn explosives-! Christ, I'm a Britfag and have never so much as touched a gun in my LIFE and I know that!Speaking of which, just what the hell has Hate created..? Some kind of magazine-fed recoil-less autocannon? That's awesome, but I wonder how wieldy it is... Could it be used like a battle rifle, or is it more of a support weapon?And does this spell doom for my beloved idea of a fairy marine corps? I still want fairy weapon teams with mortars, recoil-less rifles, rocket launchers and machine guns, dammit!
>>42745906Ya know, if you'd gone along with it, there would have been reasonable doubt that Settle was actually telling the truth and the fat stumpy little dude was making shit up. But forfuckingget it now, sister. You brought this on ya own fucking self.
>>42745952Flat is not Justice.But neither are tittymonsters.There must be balance in the Rack.
>>42745941Strippers and ballerinas have divinely powerful core muscles.
>>42745860What's in the IV drip?
>>42745919That was meant to be a response to Kutakami asking if we found what we were looking for. We'd have said it on the boat.In other words:"Anon, we're not some /pol/-level shitposter. We said it 35 minutes ago."
>>42745860Not all rag on you for being slim figure, some find it nice. You certainly make what you have work very well.>>42745970Missing: pool of pudding
>>42745970I'm gonna have to bet on pic related for this one.
>>42745676>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.oh great work hateyour dick is going to get us kicked out of japan
>>42745988Don't matter how big their chest is if they're just a dead fish in bed at best.
>>42745975>Then we use our big-boy words, not goddamn explosivesComing at Hate with no giggles and just anger is using words, not explosives.
>>42745989Saline. We're pretty biological when the fitouts aren't dispatched.
>>42745970The line's gotta be like 20:1 for Iowa
>>42745975No. It is, by all accounts, a semi-automatic, magazine fed 18.1 inch navel gun.Mounted on an M16 lower.Which is ultimately useless.
>>42745975Sadly, the "firecrackers at the feet" thing is (or at least used to be) commonplace on military firing ranges; the idea was to test how well you'd shoot in actual combat by introducing an unanticipated stress/fear-inducing element. By randomly throwing strings of lit firecrackers between people's feet.
>>42745860In other words, you have an ass Harder could bounce a Mark 14 off of?
>your charges have gone batshit. RESTRAIN THEM BEFORE I ACTUALLY ACT LIKE MY RANK, L.T.
>>42746034You got some funny notions there friend
>>42746041And they were using live rounds?These trainers have balls of steel.
>>42746016Oddly enough, there are worse things hate could've done. with his dick.
>>42746053Everyone has an ass Harder could bounce a Mark 14 off of.Some people have back. Harder has clunk in the trunk.
>>42745830This gets my vote.
>>42745830I'll support this.
>>42746016nah it's cool we'll just call it "A bridge between the strong American culture and eloquent Japan."This is a euphemism for the dick.
>>42745970>Iowa VS Yamato>One of these has actuale damage control>one of these has actual Radar>one of these is a hotel>one of these survived the warMate, at least make it difficult
>>42746088>clunk in the trunkOH DO ELABORATE FOR US, PROFESSOR.
>>42746088Could someone draw a picture of the girls bouncing quarters off Harder's ass.
>>42746069They would generally toss them from *behind* the people on the line. If someone was gonna react *that* badly, they'd have time to duck (unlike the poor bastard in the next lane).
>>42746023hypothetically, could you poison a ship girl wile they are "organic"
>>42746067He would literally kill himself using live rounds in that thing during combat in anything even approaching infantry combat scale range.
>>42746088Eh, you know you like it when he's got his periscope firmly focused on your fantail.
>>42746109The Mk. 14 suuuuuucks and has a tendency to bounce off the target rather than detonate due to a shitty fuse.
>>42746055>BEFORE I ACTUALLY ACT LIKE MY RANKActually, since those dogs are ships and we can't extract the fairies that are supposed to be crew of those ships from the dogs, we don't have much authority beyond confining them to quarters and punting things up the chain of command.
>>42746109What, are you asking me whether Harder's torps run hot and blow in the tube?Are you wondering whether I've ever walked in on him doing a "circular run?"Are you curious as to whether his firing pin is bent unless he comes in at a crooked angle? Are you pondering whether Harder's payload is a dud, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing? Are you perplexed as to whether his fish are of the cold variety?
>>42743315>>Leave thread in (vain) hope that anon will be smart
>>42746015Still trying to ID that one... is that supposed to be Shinano as designed?
>>42746067Let me rephrase that.It's ultimately useless for the current conflict.On top of requiring the sidelining of something that's ACTUALLY useful (I.e, seman schooners) all it does is give a rifleman one or two shots at an Abyssal before getting waxed. Given the punishment Abyssals can take, that's not a good idea.If you can land an effective fighting force in an area that Abyssals control, and still have a reasonable chance of extraction, then you can use a battle group.
>>42746138Kongou reacts to caffeine and sugar, Naka and Hornet react to alcohol.Signs point to maybe
>>42746100>Yamato can cookGG no re
>>42746161yea please go on
>>42746161Yes. Our perversion knows no bounds, and you're milking it for all it's worth.Just like other things.
Important Question. Which kanmasu is best kanmasu?
>>42746161>>42746153You (Naka especially) are having far too much glee talking down on Harder's 'loadout'...Yet when he puts his game face on, you suddenly go full radio silence.>>42746167That's Yasaka Kanako as a battleship, dude.
>>42746161how does it feel that Harder did more with 50% of his torpedoes going dud than you ever did with those type 93's
>>42746161Well, the Gato-class boats DID have the four stern tubes along with the six in the bow, so... you know what? I think I'm gonna drop that line of thought RIGHT FUCKING NOW. Before I either think of something I don't want to imagine, or I manage to accidentally persuade Harder to try out this whole "inner net" thing...
>>42746187North CarolinaAlways and forever
>>42746041That... Sounds like such HIDEOUSLY poor gun-safety! I am suddenly doubting my planned vacation to visit friends in Texas, especially as they were mentioning taking me hunting!>>42746034Soooo... It's like some hideous Frankenstein's marksman's rifle that's mostly held together through welding, duct tape and hope?Sounds like Hate alright...
>>42746161Actually, I'm wondering how badly you'll warp his pressure hull amidships when he gets a torpedo in you and you go down on him.
>>42746168It's an assault rifle that's supposed to hit like a goddamn 18.1" naval gun. If it works as intended (hoped), 'one or two shots' will be more than enough to put an Abyssal deep in a hurt locker.
>>42746167Unless you write something or draw, I would highly advise against using a name/trip. It doesn't end well.>>42746187Thatsahook.jpg
>>42745676>>HATE. WHAT YOU DID WAS A *DATE.* YOU *DATED* YAMATO.Better to catch him off guard so he doesn't lash out.
>>42746170Idea!! give shipsluts "combat stims" WWII med FTW
>>42746187DESS IS BEST!THATS WHY DESS WILL WIN THE TEITOKU BOWL!
Best ship when?
>>42744328This arouses me beyond words.
>>42746187Re-class best class
Cpl. Hate is best girl.
>>42746259>Loli Wo CCS....I would watch the fuck out of that.
>>42746199Like I was laid down twenty years before him and out of spec before I ever left the harbor, while he was built by the most powerful wartime economic engine the world has ever seen, buoyed by vengeful hate?>>42746198Just wondering whether he's broadcasting on the ULF, way down on the bottom.>>42746178>>42746185>>42746241I dunno. Maybe.
>>42746235These are not modern destroyers.It will take a hell of a lot more than a couple shells to sink an Abyssal destroyer. To say nothing of a cruiser or battleship.
>>42746187Subjective as everyone has their favorites. While not no1, this quest made Shoukaku rise a bunch of slots.
>>42746237>I would highly advise against using a name/trip. It doesn't end well.And yet here I am!
USS Constitution when?
>>42746278>'til dess do us part
>>4274614946cm APC bursting charge is ~33kg of high explosive. He'll be fine at a few hundred yards.
>>42746298Uh, no, it really won't. Destroyers have always been fragile and minimally-armored.
>>42746187This one right here.
>>42746335Except for those 500-pound shell splinters. That might be a bit of a problem.
>>42746295>Just wondering whether he's broadcastingI'll take your word for it, chief~
>>42746309You're an exception, that and you often help archive things. And not act like a wiseass>>42746343You must not be reading the same stuff...
>>42746225>She's a plump package of freedom with a waterline >A hamburger of the seas
Dammit Naka, why couldn't the shit posting you do be the moral boosting instead of this idoru BS. Would be a hell of a lot better than what your doing now.
>>42746343It took more than a few hits each to put Taffy 3 down, and that was literally the same guns as the ones we're discussing now
>>42746187Obviously Yamato. Any other answer is objectively good.>>42746316About the same time HMS Victory shows up as an adviser to the Royal Navy
>>42746298Bruh destroyers are called tin cans for a reason. People do realize WWII era ships were so hard to kill because it required so many hits from the weaponry of the day to do any meaningful damage to them right.
>>42746278You do know the obi is supposed to be worn across the breasts, not under them?
Is STACKED ever going to appear?
>>42746367I do a lot around here.The 'idoru BS' helps convince the Japanese government and citizens that we're people.
>>42746384The odds are stacked against it.
>>42746355Speaking of archiving, thread archived!>And not act like a wiseass.Well, I don't know about that...Anyway, have an album of Aurora being moved to a drydock for restoration: http://imgur.com/a/XUIwF and a picture of Iowa being moved down the Mississippi in the early 80s!
>>42746402Yeah, but it sounds like a whole lot of hassle and suffering. Pity you can't find a good alternative that would be just as effective, and not overly demeaning or stupid.
>>42746335The average infantry combat range is 20-30 meters with combat very rarely going out past 150 meters. Even at a 150 meters, he could easily still take shrapnel from those shells. Nevermind the fact that it'll feel like getting punched in the chest by a boxer each time.
>>42746368It took one large-caliber hit apiece to wreck Sammy B. and Hoel. Johnston took more because I don't think any punched through her under the waterline, but she was rendered incapable of fighting back well before the Japanese destroyers finished gangbanging her to death.
>>42746402Come to that... Once the war's won, what do you think you and the others will do? Do you actually like being an idol?
"You're listening to ENSA Radio, Entertainment National Services Association; killing time on duty and off."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2aj0zhXlLA
>>42746368Very few (if any) of those were hits from Yamato's main guns, and if they were APC shells from the Yamato they may have punched clean through the DE's without going off.A single 14" shell put Sammy out of action.
>>42746328So if Hate can get radar guidance or satellite targeting for his 18 incher...
>>42746402THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARDWORK NAKA-CHAN!YOU'RE THE CUTEST NAKA-CHAN!WE LOVE YOU NAKA-CHAN!
>>42746372But the point that one of two shots wouldn't be enough remains.>Captcha is boatsYou cheeky cunt
>>42746402Given the way Japan treats idorus, that doesn't sound very convincing.
>>42746419>AuroraAlways remember, Russia cannot into navyhttp://www.hullwebs.co.uk/content/l-20c/disaster/dogger-bank/voyage-of-dammed.htm
>>42746402I assume by "you" you mean "women", right? Pretty sure the Japanese haven't even finished fighting that battle yet.
>>42746442He intends to engage ships with it, so I imagine he'll be at closer to naval ranges.
>>42746432There's always prostitution.
>>42746463Case in point, White Sands was almost one shotted by an underkeel shot from Yamato
>>42746453Good question. I keep imagining the war won't be done until we've put the last of the last abyssals down--maybe someday we'll be trading blue flame with black-shelled triremes. I don't HATE the idol thing... okay, it's complicated. I don't mind performing, singing--I don't mind my audience. They're not really so bad, same as anyone else with a different bag of issues.It's... well, I can't talk about it. Sort of defeats the purpose of being a cheerful idol if you aren't, you know?
I wonder if Yamato has watched Space Battleship Yamato (any of the versions, although I'm fond of the most recent one).
>>42746509White Plainsthe CVE that later went on to oneshot Chokai with a single 5" deck gun
>>42746489Except he hasn't got anywhere close to the appropriate fire control to handle it at ranges like that
>>42746489Without some excellent optics, hitting the broadside of a hotel would be difficult enough, to say nothing of a roughly human sized target. And if you can hit them, they can hit you.
>>42746513Sounds like you need either a someone to talk to about this shit you can trust, or an outlet for some of this stuff.
>>42746530That is why you use modern day precision techniques based on visual guidance.
>>42746527>>42746530He'd be a pretty shit marine if he can't hit a fucking boat with irons from 800 yards.
>>42746489Almost certain he developed this so he could go kick the shit out of them on land.The gun would be even more worthless if he was trying to engage sea going ships with it. There's literally no way an unassisted human aiming a weapon like a rifle is going to hit anything at any normal naval ranges. And if he tries to close with ships, he's asking to get mauled by some Abyssal turning their AA guns on him
>>42746456More big bands please!
>>42746513You know we'll never talk.Still though, if you can't. Chat to settle or harder? Get it off your chest. You'll manage better.
>>42746513Watch Macross Frontier. Episode 20. Sheryl in the bunker.Just saying, you don't need to be cheerful 24/7 to be an idol. Sometimes, it's better to let the audience cry along with you.Even in a face-centric, "showing emotions in public is childish" sort of place like Japan.
>>42746550>800 yardsAre you ASKING to get chewed up by secondaries?Because that's how you do it.
>>42746581Maybe that's why idols are so popular in Japan - you can project your own emotions and feelings that you aren't normally (allowed) to express.
>>42746549It's a rifle. I have no idea what kind of visual technique you plan on using that would allow someone with a rifle to hit human sized targets from 4 km away and regular ship sized ones from more than 6. >>42746550There's literally no way he gets within 800 yards of an Abyssal without eating secondaries/AA fire. And if he's using it on land, most infantry combat happens in ranges where using it would be suicide.
>>42746581>>42746601While we know Frontier was pretty meh, that episode was enlightening.
Hate resumes fire, the heavy weapon in his hands kicking like a mule with each discharge. It's fully automatic and has an impressive rate of fire, the remainder of its drum emptying in a few seconds, followed by a pattern of splashes far downrange. He slides his earpo down around his neck and lays his new toy on the table in front of him, giving Yamato a huge, wicked grin.“Oh, it works,” he says with relish. “It works *great.*” “WHICH ONE?” you roar, loud enough to make Hate jump a bit, “YOUR RIFLE OR YOUR GUN?” His hand makes a quick little circular wax-on motion near his hip which you recognize as an aborted draw. Instead he deploys the Hateface, which is as succinct a way to describe the closed, narrow-eyed expression he projects when he wants you to fuck off, but can't spare the fucks to flip you the bird. You step in close, returning his dark scowl with your noses almost touching. You see him tensed for anything; dark hissing maledictions and imminent violence both brewing in his stormy eyes. You lean in a few mi limiters closer, still staring him down, and whisper: “Date.”
>>42746633>Those facesThat's hilarious.
Hate blinks.“This is a date, Hate.”Hate blinks again, storm dissipating into cloudy confusion. “You're DATING Yamato.” He steps away from you with a snort. “Please, motherfucker. I'm not you.” “Says the *Marine,*” you return flatly. Hate kind of lean-looks at you, a leer without lewdness. He turns his aggressively obvious look on Arizona, and then back to you. “Yeah.”You step back, spreading your arms out to ward off Arizona and Kitakami. “What?” Kitakami asks. “He's going to be struck by lightning any second now.” Hate snorts again, turning his back to you as he starts popping 12 gauge shells into the top of the massive beta-C drum magazine, taking care to stack the rims. “Whatever. Deny it all you want. You show up with your shadow and a new chick in tow and deny skirt-chasing to my face?” He shoves the tenth round into the mag and flicks away the empty box, reaching for a new one. “When it gets somebody killed, just remember I told you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAHHHHH-” Hate's cry is terminated by a tremendous splash as he hits the water. Arizona straightens up, crosses her arms and lifts her chin a bit as she sniffs at Hate. And then Yamato shoves her in from behind.
>>42746395WHAT DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE NOT TELLING US, PARKER?THE PEOPLE DEMAND ANSWERS!
It'd be safer to use the 18" gun as a mortar rather than a shoulder-fired weapon.
>>42746683Snrk. Yamato has a spine!
>>42746295>MaybeDoes his ice cream maker work.I hear it can dispense multiple flavors.
>>42746683So I'm guessing you liked my anatomy version of that pic planefag?
BB-39, USS Arizona, one of the heaviest and best-armed battleships the United States has ever put upon the ocean blue emits the tiniest, highest-pitched squeak of alarm you've ever heard as she hits the water, thrashing her way to the surface a few seconds later. She glares up at Yamato darkly before snatching at her floating uniform jacket (worn over the shoulders as usual, given the day's already heating up) and pulling it closed over her modest chest. Yamato leans over and reaches out to pluck Hate from the water, her ample bosom swaying interestingly as she pulls your Marine out of the drink with a lovely, innocent giggle. You take a knee to reach down to Arizona, and find her glaring dirks and daggers at you, for some reason. Your hand dangles limply in air, and you're about to withdraw it when she slips her slender hand into yours. You grip it firmly, surprised at how delicate it feels in your big mitt. She squeezes back gently, her soft, smooth skin tickling your slightly calloused hand.And then the godless whore yanks you into the damn water. [ ] Arizona, what the hell has gotten into you!?[ ] Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry![ ] You sure you want to start this, Arizona? You don't know who you're prankin, honey.
>>42746419Was this during her modernization?Also shame on you /k/ripple for having pictures of a battleship when she's as naked than a bear with mange!
>>42746683> “Whatever. Deny it all you want. You show up with your shadow and a new chick in tow and deny skirt-chasing to my face?” Absolutely fucking called it anon.One vote anon, one vote where we had to resist waifuing :(
>>42746683>And then Yamato shoves her in from behind.Awww Yamato likes the Hate.
>>42746708>[ ] Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!
>>42746708>[X] Arizona, what the hell has gotten into you!?MAKE ALL THE MISTAKES
>>42746683Ohhh, shit. Ari's wanted a chance for this since 1941-12-07, and now Yamato's giving her an engraved invite.>captcha is donutsAnd captcha's already put its money on a winner.
>>42746708>[x] Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!Its creepy how capatcha keeps using donuts in this thread
>>42746708>[ ] You sure you want to start this, Arizona? You don't know who you're prankin, honey.If the ensuing prank war doesn't end with multiple people in the hospital, something is wrong.
Oh shit, things are going to get so dark and edgy because of our past decisions. Fuck.
>>42746708>[ ] Arizona, what the hell has gotten into you!?
>>42746708[x] Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!
Soooooo odd when we get this shit sorted we find Kongou's created the media catastrophe of the century while we were dealing with Hate letting the PT's run wild.
>>42746708[ ] You sure you want to start this, Arizona? You don't know who you're prankin, honey.>>42746712Yes, it is during her modernization. Quite lewd, isn't it?
These... These are shenanigans!Where did we go wrong? This isn't how it was supposed to happen!
>>42746476We don't treat our any better.
>>42746708>I get it, I was stupid, I'm sorry.>Now you get Yamato's feet, I get her arms, and we send her for a swim.
>>42746708>[ ] Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!OHLAWDYTHISIS... PFFTTTTT
>>42746708>[x] Start a splashfight
>>42746708[X] Arizona, what the hell has gotten into you!?
>>42746545>>42746564Heh. Way ahead of you.>>42746708Damn it, boss.
>>42746708>[X] Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!>Sorrowful, apologetic face>Then dunk her
>>42746708>[ ] Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!That goes towards Hate as well>>42746726Just because Hate thinks we're waifuing the torpedo dyke doesn't mean it's true
>>42746708>[x] Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!
>>42746708>[x] Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!Let's not do anything stupid, she has reason to be angry.
>[ ] Arizona, what the hell has gotten into you!?
>>42746761That's why we apologize now, anon.No need to start yet another twist in our on again off again relationship with Ari when we already have so many things to balance on our plate.
>>42746769That's a beautiful jif
>>42746708>[X] You sure you want to start this, Arizona? You don't know who you're prankin, honey.
>[X]Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!
>>42746774I am up for this.Water fight with a battleship! Pull the cruiser in too.Carriers are cheaters who use their planes in water fights so no carriers invited.
>>42746770This. Yamato cannot be allowed to remain dry.
>>42746708>[ ] Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry! With a side of[ ] You sure you want to start this, Arizona? You don't know who you're prankin, honey.
>>42746778Well that's good, hopefully you can do some performer shit that you enjoy that's not the same saccharine idoru BS. And not work closer to a mostly mental and emotional break down.
>>42746708[X] You sure you want to start this, Arizona? You don't know who you're prankin, honey.BEACH EPISODE
>>42746708Splash her with water then laugh damnit. Laughter is the best medicine including oggling Arizona's see-through dress-whites.
>>42746708>the tiniest, highest-pitched squeak of alarm you've ever heard as she hits the waterCUTEUTEIn all seriousness though this is great, breaks some of the tension
>>42746780I am with this anon.And>>42746770
>>42746785Seeing as we came out here to convince him that he's being a retard about our goals, it really doesn't help to do things that only solidify what he thinks.
>people want to have fun with waifu>hate is literally right there ready to have his point proven, which he stated SECONDS EARLIER, about settle fucking aroundare you people serious
>>42746820>Water fight with a battleship!This couldn't possibly go wrong
>>42746708>Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!Then reach into your pocket and pull out the now soggy doughnut we all know you stole earlier and secreted there, and offer it to her as a peace offering "doughnut?" That should do for an apology I think ... one part humor (you have a reputation to uphold in from of the Marine after all), one part sincere remorse for being an idiot. Extra points if she eats the soggy doughnut.
>>42746770I say we do this, because then we can start the new thread by throwing Yamato into the water.
VOTES CALLED WOOT WOOT
>>42746860No, offer the soggy doughnut to Hate.
>>42746708>[x] Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!>[x] OTHER: Of course, Ari, you know, there's one OTHER person here who you should be getting revenge on...
>>42746856We're picking the option that ties directly back into how much of an idiot we just were. It's fine.Now, if prank war was leading...
>>42746869Thread's about to sink, admiral
Fucking dammit...I don't know what won, all I know is the rabbit how of fucking things further has only gotten deeper now.
>>42746888Not a bad idea, but I think pretending they don't exist is the better play ... just my two cents worthy though.
>>42746770>implying settle could even lift her armBut seriously guys, let's not lose track of what we came here for. Getting distracted by playing in the water with one of our waifu options in front of the guy who is pissed off at our waifu tendencies is literally asking for trouble.
>>42746708>[ ] Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!Enough of this crap. Just diffuse the situation and move on.
>>42746843Ignore ecchi.Acquire WAFF.>>42746841>BEACH EPISODE>mfw
>>42746708>[ ] You sure you want to start this, Arizona? You don't know who you're prankin, honey.
>>42746869If she's wet, and she's wearing a white shirt... cotton or lace?
>>42746917Just pull him in. He wants to be with his waifu Yamato too.
>>42746708>[x] Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!Honestly, seawater and smiles clear the air somewhat and GOD knows, we need it cleared right now.>>42746729Hopefully just as a battle-buddy who's not allowed to see the action he craves, rather than anything else. That is NOT a can of worms I want opened!Besides, Hate already has the Iowa!
>Write in: This is not the FUCKING TIME for this. Corporal HATE. You. CORGIS. WHY?
>[X]Okay. I get it. I was stupid. I'm sorry!The only thing Settle should have been saying all thread.
>>42746683>When it gets somebody killedSo is Hate just being willfully stupid here, or does he honestly not see that he's dissing on every serviceman who died in the protection of another ship, tank, bomber, base, position, or strategic resource?Of course Settle should prioritise the preservation of the shipgirls; each one of them isn't just a girl, but also a goddamn warship.A warship when we are engaged in a naval war against enemy warships.And he thinks we should let carriers and battleships be damaged, taken out of the fight, and use up the precious time and resources of the ONE single person that has the skills and clearance needed to do repairs, for a handful of men's lives?
>>42746917Apology to Arizona first, then you take on Hate together. She shoved him in the water for making that 'when it gets someone killed' remark that was, unknown to him, in very poor taste - so tag team him.
So did Arizona take offense at the shadow part or the skirt chasing part?
>>42746917She's currently in human form. She weighs as much as you'd expect a girl of her height and build to weigh.
>>42746986Yeah, and we nearly lost a Japanese Destroyer, because SOMEONE let the PT-Corgis unchecked
>>42747019Piggy back the Arizona?
>>42746856It's people like that who caused things to get this bad.And they still want to keep going.
DOES ANYONE HAVE A SPREADSHEET TRACKING THE LOVE LOVE POINTS WE HAVE BUILT UP IN EACH POTENTIAL ROUTE
>>42746962No he doesn't. Hate wants to play with his new toy and kill stuff. Pulling him in the water is just delaying the inevitable.
>>42747002I don't think either - nothing in her background suggests she's at all petty. But the getting someone killed remark, that would piss her off a by I think.
>>42747002I think she got pissed at Hate for being a dick and deliberately thick-headed.Anyone with eyes should be able to tell Settle is here to patch shit up.
>>42747027And a gardener. But that is not important.
>>42746852Except going around without a bodyguard when there's PT boats that refuse orders and that chase around Japanese ships and civilians alike, is any smarter?
TO anyone who thinks we should bee doing shenegians/waifu.... GROW THE FUCK UP.WE have fucking ships with fucking PTSD, and one nearly blew out either her head or Settle's in one go. Enough of the fucking WAIFU business now!
>>42746986Play whatever fucking mental gymnastics you want to. Chasing ass is fucked up when you have a war to run and you fucking know it.
>>42747055>>42747049She is a good girl. A loyal defender.
>>42747066I am going to vote for waifus just to spite you.
>>42747040i wish i had popcornhornet mail me popcorn while i get more beer
>>42747066Look, you can either look undignified infront of your charge, soaking wet, climbing out of the water mad, which just make you look comical, or have fun with it and turn it around.
>>42747063Seeing as we were leaving Yokosuka base where said corgi's are running rampant, that wasn't really a concern.
>>42747080So we should shove the girls straight into the maw of danger and let them all die? I don't think anyone is advocating chasing ass.
>>42747080And yet it's you not doing your job that's gotten a ship put on suicide watch. Or is it not a problem unless a civilian gets raped and murdered?
>>42747138It's almost like you don't get the fucking concept that a dude and a bitch can just be friends off top.
>>42747111I got ya covered. Have some of mine.
>>42747080Oh, and you aren't playing the WOE IS MEEEEEE card a little hard, Marine?People are asking you to act like a decent fucking soldier, and all you can do is daydream about getting splattered in an awesome enough fashion for the mead and fighting.So which is it Hate?You a frothing psycho with a death wish and a murderboner?Or are you a fucking Marine?Goddamn, shitdick, fucking grow up.
>>42747126You know what's messed up. That Anons are still thinking about chasing waifus, when SOMEONE nearly fucking died in story because people dropped the ball.
>>42747040I hope not all this shit is slowing us down.We have 2 serious problems atm.1/ Kongou is about to destroy any credibility/confidense our whole joint operations have if we don't stop her.2/ Even worse we just lost a DD because Hate didnt do his fucking job because he was too busy building a gun thats useless while oogling Yamato's titties.
>>42747141Oh god the Corgi's are literally going to have eaten someone by the time we get back aren't they?
>>42747066It's like alcohol, we just have to waifu responsibly
>>42747066>Waifu>Implying it's about the ladies>Implying FURY solves everythingCalm down chief. Seriously. Let Cooler Heads (tm) prevail.
I honestly don't know what's going on anymore.
>>42747170...You high or something?
>>42747190I wish that she died so it would shock people straight...And I like her
>>42747190You know what's REALLY fucked up?That a certain marine is bitching when he would rather fuck with a toy than do his job, which directly leads to some almost dying.
>>42746708>>42746708>>42746708>And then the godless whore yanks you into the damn water. Fun Fact: The last 2 times planefag used the the words "godless whore" was also the the very last thread of both AWiY and SWQShould I be worried, Deme?
>>42747190How would you improve this situation while still looking like an admiral instead of a shaggy mane climbing out of the water?
>>42747225shitposts and legitimate retards.
NO WAIFUSNO DAUGHTERSHOPE RIDES ALONE
Just so its covered. How many corgis were there, and if 5 or less, how do we know they weren't Sammy's?
>>42747080Oh yeah, like that ever stopped any general or admiral in the history of ever.Fuck, Eisenhower had a piece on the side while he was in England, and he was under even more stress than Settle: he had to deal with the egos of George Patton and Bernard Montgomery simultaneously.
>>42747258But Arizona is a proper Christian lady!
>>42747267legitimate retards making shitposts
>>42747180>You a frothing psycho with a death wish and a murderboner?>Or are you a fucking Marine?There's a difference?
>>42747265Settle should order Hate and Yamato immediately confined to quarters, and order a fucking meeting that is clearly fucking needed on this base. There is a serious issue on this base, and clearly we need to get friggin support from command.It is clear that there are a number of ship-persons with mental issues, and we need some fucking shrinks yesterday. We need better support or we are going to be dealing with a base full of mentally unstable ships.
>>42747245Oh, and might I add that that same Marine doesn't want to act his rank because he would rather play with guns.
>>42747294One of these implies they actually aren't wild fucking animals that need shock collars, just very close to it.
>>42747245You keep saying that like it's actually my fucking job. It isn't. I'm here for force protection and 'other duties as directed by commander, USSOCOM' end fucking quote. I got saddled with the dogs because for some fucking reason they listened. but it's not my fucking job. For fucking real, how dense are you people. Navy boats... under marine command. yeah, fucking right. Every squid in the history of ever would shit collective fury so hard it'd knock us into a collision orbit with the fucking sun.
>>42747170That would be Settle and Naka.
>>42747294One gets the job done and the other just gets allies maimed and killed for their own personal glory?
>>42747294You're an explosives technician. You have to be insane to do that shit. You don't have to be crazy to be a marine.
>>42747327But will being the vindictive admiral really make your team respect you?
>>42747294As a soldier who guess got done deploying with a company of marines...YES Yes there is.Kill happy yes, but they know when to ring it I and do their jobs.
>>42747333Cry more. They said command, so fucking command. Unless the Department of the Navy DOESN'T sign your checks?
>>42747332>42747332What many Anon fail to realize is the corgis are embodying fucking PT-boats, some of whom nearly torpedoed Allied Ships off Guadalcanal in WWII.
>>42747265We should have approached Hate in full ANGRY ADMIRAL form in the first place. His fucking playtime with Yamato almost got our head blown off literally and has cost use 1 shipslut who is now in no condition to fight and i doubt the Abyssal's are going to take a break so we can find a replacement.
>>42747327Seeing as how Yamato is NOT UNDER OUR COMMAND and Hate would probably love that lets not do that.
>>42747327Fucking relax, anon. Wait until the situation goes tits up before you throw it in the fire. We're doing fine, the mood has been lightened, stand the fuck down
>>42747333Assigning PT-boats to the Corps would be pretty much in line with their history of getting the Navy and Army's scraps.
>1/ Kongou is about to destroy any credibility/confidense our whole joint operations have if we don't stop her.why are people acting like this is a thing? Kongou isn't a problem until you don't have any real problems to deal with. Any time we've seen her when the cards were down, she was quite competent.
>>42747361They didn't have radar and its kinda hard to tell who is who in the dark.
>>42747327Sure, we can requisition that.Just wait for a year until they get Yankee White clearance.
>>42747361They did?How were we using them? As ways to fight near the shores? Or actually out in open water?In conjunction with fleets? Or as guerrilla?
>>42747333Isn't Settle you commander?And didn't he tell you to watch the boats?
>>42747365Too late now so we should just roll with it.
>>42746456>>42746562"Tonight, we're back with that monthly special: Something Completely Different. But before we we begin that segment, we should catch up on our mail.Haruna from Yokosuka, Japan, writes, 'Please play this one for my sister. I look up to her very much.'That's so sweet of you, Haruna. We'll make sure she gets this one."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCY09s-c41A
>>42747267No what i don't get is, why did Yamato push Arizona, and then she drags us into the wtaer?and aren't we mad about the dogs?
Yes. Wacky water shenanigans. Because everything is fine.
>>42747333The only way you ever might get your ass busted back down to Corporal is if people don't realize that the worst punishment is leaving you an officer.So wear your damn rank insignia and act like you enjoy the job, LIEUTENANT Hate. Maybe then they'll be willing to demote you.
>>42747414Tat would have been much more appropriate given what just happened.
>>42747440Yamato pushed Arizona because she pushed Hate, who she's befriended.She dragged us into the water because being mute doesn't mean she's a robot, and she's still annoyed that we won't let her be a fucking bodyguard when we ask her to.
>>42747445this could almost be titled "Lance Corporals" except the Lance Corporal has the expression of a man who knows he's being stalked by a tiger and is tensing for the moment it pounces as he formulates a plan to dodge it like Neo in the matrix.
Look ... we clearly need to assert some authority here. But do think it's a good idea to bury the hatchet with Arizona first and make sure we're doing our job together. We may be the last two sane people on this base actually capable of fixing some of these problems. So make sure we're good with our BB, then deal with our Marine.
>>42747040HEARD YOU WERE TALKIN' SHIT 'BOUT MY LOVE POINTS CHART LIKE I WOULDN'T FIND OUT HORNET
>>42747436So that is what the rest of the song is like.
This is why I am not happy with Anon's responses
>>42747365I tried.Problem with doing a write-in, though: by the time it's done, it's been a few minutes and there are already like fifty fucking votes in, so it has no chance of getting enough support before voting ends.
>>42747440This entire 'confrontation' was never going to be about anything but forcing Settle to suck the shit out of Hate's ass and call it chocolate, so it's going as expected.
>>42747487Especially what we pulled with putting our life in danger.
>>42747510I love you.
>>42747436Andrews Sisters are nice.It's like they're the Aidorus of the Armed Forces... in the Forties.
>>42747522What the fuck are you blathering on about now?
>>42747510>fapangel pay debts
>>42747510Looks legit.>>Kongou>>DESS DESS DESSOh, Kongou. Never change.
>>42747544 At some point we are going to have to pay the piper when it comes to putting our life on the line right in front of a battleship whose last admiral died putting his life on the line. We need to deal with that particular little piece of PTSD because if the destroyer with PTSD almost caused us to shit our pants imagine what a battleship is going to do to us ...
>>42747564He does it the same way a Lannister does, though: by destroying everything we love.
>>42747414Yeah we can roll with it how? Just laugh this bit off then at the end add 'Oh by the way Hate the PT's you were supposed to be watching have been attacking allied shipgirls to the point that one's gone so far off the deep end we may have to scrap her so i'd expect to hear from command about a exciting new jobposting digging trenches in antarctica assumign they don't toss you in a stockade.
>>42747544>>42747585I think we haven't let that stew too dangerously. We as a thread are aware of it, we just need to work on it
>>42747592 Sorry to be pedantic, but you cannot send a marine to Antarctica. The Antarctic treaties do not permit offensive weapons in Antarctica – and Marines are by definition offensive weapons ...
>>42747585I forgot about that.Her admiral and her captain.
>>42747333If you're here for force protection, then why aren't you doing that? What measures have you undertaken to mitigate hostile actions against Defense Department resources and personnel after your spat with Settle?Sure, before you were doing an admirable job, but right now why are you not in contact with the BDOC about the incident with the PT boats? Or are they not considered DoD resources?
>>42747510>heroTimberfucker 5 and I were just doin' our job. That tree had it comin' for a while, I just needed to clear the workbench first.
>>42747585> if the destroyer with PTSD almost caused us to shit our pants imagine what a battleship is going to do to us ...I think that'd be pretty much the same, actually. Both are so far above us in terms of power that there's hardly any difference from our perspective. 5 inch guns splatter a human just as well as 16 inch.
>>42747390There was a group of Allied ships resupplying. They hear chatter from PT boats over the radio; they say they've found a Jap convoy and were deciding whether or not to attack it. Gradually the Allied realize the boats are talking about *them*. They come on the radio to warn the PT boats off. It takes a few times to convince them, and they almost decide to attack anyway, "just to be safe".
>>42747537But isn't it a good deal of hates fault.
>>42747680They sound like marines.
>>42747642So smugdude is thinking "I'm pretty" and you're thinking "I'm cute" while you stare angrily at each other? ...I think I need some additional context here.
>>42747510>fap angel >debtmy fucking sides
Any idea what vote won? But I hope it wasn't the stupid one.
>>42747801To be fair, all of them sound stupid.