You teeter around the desk, leaning heavily on your cane till you're looming over your crying secretary. After the day you've had, you feel... defeated. Not two days after pulling off a miracle that'll probably go down in history books as the Battle of the Bonin Islands, no less.Well, nobody ever said that life was fair. Naka chirps cutely as you drop your heavy paw atop her brunette head and rub it affectionately, but she doesn't break your wrist for the affront, which you attribute to the alcohol. “Naka, I am drunk,” you state seriously, “and that is your fault, and fuck you for that. Let me try to make you understand a thing. I like you. I like you a lot. You are funny and wicked clever and mean and you make Harder spill so much spaghetti he slides clean out of the goddamn room on a wave of Italian pasta and Wainwright sent me one of your damn CDs and even though its all in chingchongnipong wapanese pingsong it still sounds really nice and I think you're a good singer and fuck vocaloids I looked them up and they SUCK.” You pause a second to think. “Especially the fanart. You're cuter.”
Fuck you navyfag
“S-Settle-” “There was a man named George S. Cohan. He wrote songs. Do you remember them? Over thee~re,” you sing in a passable baritone. “Over the~re! The yanks are coming, the huns are run~ning, the drums rum-pumming every~where! Georgie got a Congressional Gold Medal for those songs, Naka. Highest award for civilians. Because it did that much for the war effort.” “That's not-”“That IS,” you snap, still rubbing her head. She's gently trying to pry your hand off, but not making much progress. “You already fought your fucking war, kid. You paid the price demanded of a warship. You don't look like a fucking ship to me now.”“Looks are deceiving-” “Oh show me a fucking *ship* that talks about her fuggin *feelins,* you slur. “You're a really good *singer,* Naka, and we've got a damn shipboy who's sent me like ten damn emails over the last two days complaining about your harpy-like nagging ways followed by a subject-only email which was all 'nevermind' like I'mma let him get away with THAT pissweak excuse and, just... shut up.” You pat her one last time on the head, and stagger out the door. The administrative building is never dark - not in wartime - but you manage to nod your way past the roaming hall sentries without looking obviously drunk, and without opening your mouth to reveal the scotch - WAS it scotch? - on your breath. Where did she get Scotch that smooth? Had to be scotch.
>>43211574>>43211582Wow Navy must be asleep or dead.
The summer night is muggy and hot and miserable and makes those miserable dress whites stick to your damned skin as you teeter towards home - the last fucking thing you need is a motor pool jockey spreading word around base about the drunk-ass Admiral Dumbfuck. What betting pools are already in place for you, you wonder? How long it is before Kaga pops your head off like she's dismembering a doll she's grown bored of? Fuck them. You don't need an escort. The day goes spinning through your head almost as fast as the landscaping. All your promises, all your foolish bravado, all of it - all of it falling flat before the hard eyes and intense, low voice of your XO, the man who's name has been wiped from your memory forever by a jagged piece of Higgins deck. How fitting, you think as you glare at a moth buzzing around a forlorn streetlamp. How fitting that the unremarked hero, the true hero of The Battle of Los Angeles goes unnamed even in your own damned skull as the imposter who stole the credit goes limping around Naval Base Yokosuka like the impotent fucking cripple he is. Maybe if *he* was here he could pierce the bubble of Naka's lies, that quiet ignorance you can sense but not quite name in her earlier words, the unconscious confirmation bias of a girl who set out to condemn herself and naturally found what she was looking for. She's wrong.She's wrong, and you know it.
Goto's words go echoing through your mind as you thrash your way through a hedge fucking landscaping who even *puts* this shit here god *damn.* Goto, old Goto, tried and true and beaten to hell Goto, his damned words looping 'round to condemn you once more. What are you going do to, Settle? Fix them? Open up the inspection hatch, adjust the set screws, get them back into alignment? It's not so simple. You can't fix them, anymore than you can fix that dumbfuck Marine - or he, fix you. You smash an inconveniently low-hanging branch out of the way with the ebony cane said dumbfuck gave you. Must've been a month's pay, that. Fucker. Why does he care? Why do you? Why can't you *help* them? Well, it wasn't your job.Your job, you muse. Yes, your job. Your fucking job. Captain. Your job is to fight the ship, save the ship. If you'd brought Higgins back to port, wounded but seaworthy, all your losses would be made good. In her steel and frames would be preserved the souls and spirits of those who bled across her decks, those who died to see her through the fight. Their sacrifices would've been enshrined in steel to strengthen her structural members, still guarding the nation they fought for. Perhaps they would help, as the ghosts of Flight 93 helped to save lives when they could - it makes sense, and in the age of the kanmusu, who could deny it? Higgins would have taken them to her breast and carried them on as she carried the soul of her namesake. And always, as at LA, she would be “First To Fight.” But that you failed her.
You failed her, and now she sits in Long Island shipyard, in a drydock long abandoned, being restored to become a museum ship to commemorate the lie of your leadership, memorialize the defeat where you let your warship be shredded too badly to ever fight again when an ocean full of eldritch monsters still threaten your shores. That is your legacy, and that is why, even here, even in Yokosuka, you cannot help a crying girl who's taken a weight upon her shoulders larger than she should ever bear, larger than anyone should've asked for her. There's no magic button to press, no wondrous option to take that will undo these wounds, and least of all for a half-assed failed cripple tossed into the doctor's coat.You thrash aside another hedge and emerge onto the next sidewalk. Fuck. Fuck, fuck, FUCK.Coming down the walk towards you are two tall men in JSDF whites, striding towards you swift and sure. You note as they open up, one of them stepping off the curb to gain separation like ships returning to formation interval after UNREP. Their right hands are not swinging as they should, not in synch with their left, hovering by their pockets. A strange sense of satisfaction comes over you. This is what you wanted, wasn't it? Out of the CIC, and into the fire? Back onto Higgin's bridge, to stand where your XO stood, and take the hit so he might live? You grip your cane tightly as your heartrace increases. Come on, you sons of bitches.COME ON![ ] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITE WHALE[ ] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYES
>>43211621>But that you failed her.Damn right
>>43211582>>43211594didn't he say he had to go to bed early?
>>43211637>[ ] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYESIs this the option that means you hold off for longer?
>>43211644y e s
>>43211637[x] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITE WHALE
>>43211637>[X] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITE WHALEHEEEEEEEEEEEEY FAGGOTS!
>>43211637>[X] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYES
>>43211637>[ ] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYES
>>43211597>the true hero of The Battle of Los Angeles goes unnamed even in your own damned skull as the imposter who stole the credit goes limping around Naval Base Yokosuka like the impotent fucking cripple he is. Maybe if *he* was here he could pierce the bubble of Naka's lies, that quiet ignorance you can sense but not quite name in her earlier words, the unconscious confirmation bias of a girl who set out to condemn herself and naturally found what she was looking for. So is this Settle like, Vemon Settle?
>>43211621>But that you failed her.God fucking dammit Settle no you didn'tI swear if Higgins comes back the first thing she needs to do is hug this dense fucker and tell him he did good>>43211637>[ ] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYESOn the one hand I want to write-in NOT freaking out but we're a bit too drunk and I'm a bit too tired
>>43211637> WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITE WHALEC'mon Pequod!>inb4 Shipgirl Pequod
>>43211637>[ ] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYESI hope Settle gets a good talking to from the CNO.
>>43211637>[ ] They are nothing but a figment of your imagination. A hallucination brought forth from the alcohol. You cannot fight a hallucination. Keep walking and wave at the hallucinations.
>>43211637>[ ] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYESyea, let's not have Admiral Drunken Fistfight
>>43211657>I'm already an abyssal.
>>43211637>[ ] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITE WHALEI'M NUCLEAAAAAARI'M WIIIIIIIIIIIIILDI'M BREAKING UPINSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE
>>43211672For what, killing some yaks?
>>43211637>[X] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYESThis is the properly American response, honestly.
>>43211687>In before we're actually the XO of Higgins
>>43211637>[ ] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYESCOME CLOSER SO I CAN HIT YOU WITH MY CANE, YAKS
>>43211657No, he's just got enough survivor's guilt to literally kill him.EVERYBODY on Higgins' bridge died except him.Him, whose contribution to the battle was to steer and to direct the men of his ship.He's wrong that he failed and was worthless, but he's not wrong that his XO and the men and women in his CIC did the lion's share of the work.It's just, that's what being a captain IS
>>43211637>[x] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYES>>43211699For wandering around without a bodyguard.Fuck Arizona is going to be PISSED.
>>43211661>On the one hand I want to write-in NOT freaking outGiven how drunk Settle has gotten, I don't think a write-in to stand down would even be accepted.People definitely don't want reasonable and professional right now anyway. Shouting memes and getting into a fight with JSDF personnel is what they want regardless of the consequences.
>>43211699I knew i wasn't that sleepy, those are yaks impersonating officers right?[ ] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYESCQC is go!
>>43211657You mean Venom. And he's certainly Punished Settle.>>43211637>[X] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYESWonder who's going to be the Cavalry this time? ... Hmm. Betting on Shoukaku AND Arizona.
>>43211637>[ ] WHEN YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYESAs important as initiative is, we need to be able to prove it's self-defense and not just a crazy drunk admiral lashing out.
>>43211699Wandering around without a bodyguard when we were told to keep one with us, especially when we learned that Abyssals have subs and can do land operations now.That's not including not telling the CNO about randomly manifesting PT boats that don't listen to orders and will attack USN personnel.
>>43211717>Implying Arizona actually left>>43211720It would have to be pretty much a unanimous backing for such a write-in, yeah. Such is booze.
>>43211726Just to be different, I'm going to bet on DesDiv6, Tenryu, and Tatsuta instead. It's been a long time, since we last saw them. Bonus points if Wille is with them.
>>43211747Ohhh, much more interesting possibility! I was merely counting on narrative convenience.
One of four things is going to happen:[ ] We summon another boat[ ] Shoukaku comes and gives us a cooldown hug[ ] Dues ex Hate comes in and gives us a manly punch[ ] We go Nuclear
>>43211739Arizona is going to do unspeakable things to us if we fuck up again ... and not in that good 'ole Irish way ... call for backup? Naka's got to be less than a hundred yards away and Arizona is probably a lot closer than we think she is.
>>43211764There's no choice to avoid it, all we can do is decide how the train wrecks. Choo choo.
>>43211763>[ ] We go NuclearOh yes, let's do that one.
>>43211764I feel like she'll be equally upset at Naka for getting us plastered>inb4 it's Yaks, and Naka arrives to murder them with their own dicks
fuk u plamefagits 3 am stop suspensing me i can't sleep like this
>>43211763[X] We go NuclearIt's always time for Outer Heaven.
>>43211780I am actually hoping its Naka that saves us.
>>43211789But is it time after the votes have been called?
>>43211782No, don't encourage him. This is how we lost sunday threads.
>>43211789>I won't scatter your sorrow to the heartless sea
>>43211782Cry me a river 0427hs here, still in the office, i suspect people will wake me up when they start coming in in a few hours...
>>43211726I'm going to guess 'somebody we couldn't even think of'.Like a corgi.
>>43211780Yeah, it could be Yaks.But wouldn't it be funnier if it was just JSDF sailors or MP's who want to help the obviously drunk American admiral but they're being cautious because he's fucking drunk and might punch them because he's a drunk American?
>>43211637>put the gu-errr, sword down, you nigger>YOU'RE HOLDING A SWORD UP AT MARINES
>>43211810>Musashi shows up to break some heads>She actually showed up before Yamato did, but unlike her sister she can actually stay discreet>>43211814Then it becomes far less funny and far more horrifying if Naka murders them
Does anyone have a good resource on the use of nuclear weapons in naval warfare? I've been looking everywhere and can't seem to find anything but the most basic information.
>>43211797Yes.>>43211828Even more time for Outer Heaven.
>>43211814I pity whoever said in charge of base security if the admiral commanding the USN shipgirl detachment runs into any trouble here ... in a time of war that will get you a one way ticket to any number of places you don't want to go.
>>43211834I just know that nuclear depth charges kill whales real good in CMANO
>>43211834That's because there's not a lot beyond that since it was never attempted on a large scale past Alpha and Baker. Most of it would be theoretical or the usage of aerial munitions against either enemy planes or ground targets.
>>43211834The Soviet's liked nuclear torps and depth bombs ... must of our stuff was airborne.
>>43211834The thing is that nuclear weapons are so devastating that, no matter how you use them, they WILL make a mark.Geographically speaking.So really, anything man-made has less than appreciable odds of surviving any use of nuclear munitions.
>>43211854Note that there is some thoght that the black shape on the right side of the mushroom cloud is a capital ship blown completely vertical ...just an idea of the power we're talking about.
>>43211891You might be just late enough to actually see them, Anon.
>>43211882Are you familiar with Operation Crossroads?It seems you aren't, and should read up on it.Those ships survived surprisingly well after being nuked twice.>>43211886Nothing I've read about those tests has mentioned anything like that
>>43211886>Most of it would be theoretical or the usage of aerial munitions against either enemy planes or ground targets.Not just any capital ship! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Arkansas_%28BB-33%29
>>43211905Yet any ON them would not have been so lucky.And really considering how often Operation Crossroads comes up in these threads, I'm more surprised you assume anyone doesn't know of it.
You lurch closer to your soon-to-be assailants, remembering the words of someone-someone Fairbarin, the guy who made the nifty knife - the element of surprise is key in close combat. That was a man who'd survived countless Shanghai streetfights, a man who understood the bloody and brutal nature of combat; who understood that a true duel only happens between two professionals who've both scrounged for every possible unfair advantage till they inevitably ended up at a tie. So you keep your lurching gait as they draw closer, keep your swaying unsteady step till they reach into their pockets and casually produce the weapons - one has a tanto blade, held in both hands, ready to unsheathe, and the other flicks a spring-loaded baton open to full extension. The former one lazily exposes the naked steel, razor-sharp edge glittering in the sallow yellow light of the sodium lamps-- and wheezes as your cane's tip impacts his solar plexus with a vicious, full strength jab. You have just enough time to leap backwards, dragging your gimp leg as the other one swipes at you with his baton swift and sure, element of surprise be damned. He's young and fast and inside your guard within another step, still short of striking range. You whip your cane at his head in a horizontal slash, aiming for the asteroid artery in his neck or his temple, but his telescoping steel shaft catches the ebony wood before your swing can build any momentum. His free hand seizes your cane as the steel blurs, twisting over your defense and swinging at your face -
>>43211905https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Arkansas_%28BB-33%29#/media/File:Operation_Crossroads_Baker_Edit.jpg>Arkansas being sunk in the Baker nuclear test. The black mark on the right of the column marks the position of the capsizing Arkansas
>>43211916Oh great.Yakuza.SMASH YAKUZA.
- only for the steel pipe to meet the meaty part of your fisted off-hand before the blow can gain force. You shove forward, closing the distance before he can get cute again, your blood singing and roaring in your ears as you jerk your skull forward for a headbutt, or maybe to bite the bastard but he springs backwards like a jackrabbit, trying to yank your weapon with him. You yank it to the right as hard as possible to slide it out of his grubby paws, and something *tugs* and gives as you twist it with desperate strength. Both of you reel back as his buddy wheezes upright, his tanto dangling listlessly from one hand. Your playmate stares uncomprehendingly at the length of black ebony cane in his hand, then back up at you. Unconsciously, automatically, muscle memory has brought the cane up in front in a classic low guard, keeping you assailants en pointe - and hovering between you and your would-be assassins is four feet of razor sharp steel. And then everything happens very, very fast.
>>43211916Well fuck, they actually mean business>>43211922Capsizing doesn't mean "did a fucking flip", that's just a shadow from the gap in the water thrown up
>>43211905Damage to USS Arkansas is consistent with it being flipped completely over. While we can't know for sure, conventional wisdom us it caught the blast wave just right and went vertical, then capsized over -- getting crushed like a tin can at the same time. Baker was significantly more damaging to craft nearest the blast since it was under water...unlike Able.
>>43211726It's clear that there's only one girl Settle wants right now. He wants his Higgins back
>>43211934Oh shit, Settle is a fencer. Hate is a better Marine bro than many give him credit.
>>43211934oh fuck I forgot we suspected it was a sword canethings are about to get nuclear
>>43211939cateroid arterygodfucking fuck shit damn openoffice why the fuck haven't i downloaded libreoffice yet FUCK
>>43211951It might be the lack of sleep.
>>43211951Go to bed faggot.
>>43211934How long have you been planning this specific sequence, planefaggot?
>>43211934You've been waiting for ages to use the sword cane haven't you.
>>43211935As I said, there's two theories. We'll likely never know for sure.
>>43211940I'll need to dig up some archival footage when it's not 1am, because I'm still skeptical at lengthwise flipping
HOKAYWE ARE DONEFORTONIGHTAND YOU ARE WELCOME CRUNCHBERRY, FOR THIS QUEST JUST WENT FROM "WEEPY ADMIRAL FAILS AT LIFE" TO "ANGRY ADMIRAL SWORDS DUDES TO FUCKING DEATH" THAT'S FOR YOU, SPACE COWBOYJUST FOR YOU YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I'm going ot fucking sleep guys see you on saturday woot
>>43211959yes. yes, I have. anon managed to vote around drawing it twice already. Both times Hate was on hand to actually reveal the secret. I am actually impressed by their self-control and acumen in those votes. Still.BEEN WANTING TO USE THISFOR SO LONG
>>43211963>"ANGRY ADMIRAL SWORDS DUDES TO FUCKING DEATH"Fuck yeah, shit getting good! Too much of this woah is me bullshit time for Settle to man up and earn his command!
Hah I knew it was yaks. Totally saw the swordcane coming too.
>>43211963I like this cliffhanger. All of four feet of its shiny and sharp edge. Have a good night.
>>43211962It definitely capsized, whether it actually went vertical or not is debatable.
>>43211951>using anything but vim in custom set up for writingYou brought this upon yourself. Kongou bets that you don't even use a superior pastel color scheme on a slate background planefag!
>>43211963DAMN YOU PLANE FAG
>>43211963Ahahahahahaha well shit.Have fun on Saturday guys, I'll be at work.Try not to slip in shipgirl love nectar
>>43211935If you watch the video it's clear that isn't a shadow.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njBmHmmycjA
>>43211974When were those?And those two. They're Yakuza i guess?
>>43211963Night, planefag.Though if what I've seen of Yakuza assassinations holds true, that guy with the tanto knife should be holding it low and right against his hip, and try to bumrush Settle, so that he can get in close and stab him in the gut with a sewing machine-like action, and damn the sword swinging in his face.
>>43211935Flipping stem over stern is called pitchpoling and it can happen to even the largest ship with a big enough wave.
>>43211963Good night, PF. See you Saturday, friend.For more "Settle goes full MGS" action.
>>43211984>vim>not using LaTeX
>>43211994No, they were the Russian Mafia.
>>43211984>Kongou bets that you don't even use a superior pastel color scheme on a slate background planefag!emacs has a macro for that actually
>>43212002Please, they were clearly Cosa Nostra.
>>43212007>>43212002>>43211994Mafia, Yakuza, whatever.They're about to lose an ass-kicking contest to a one-legged drunk.
I wrote a thing. http://pastebin.com/DfxMgdgYIt's just the beginning, but there will be more of a spoopy missile cruiser soon enough!
>>43212000>LaTeX is a text editor
>>43212013Latex is a Sex editor, Kongou.
>>43211984So Kongou, you catch that part about how Goto's considered bending you over a dess but that it'll NEVER HAPPEN? How do you feel about that?
>>43212020>implying it won't happen in the end.
>>43212020Matter of time.Matter of time.Heck, we throw both into a closet and don't let them out till Kongou Desses.
>>43212030>Implying Goto and/or Kongou will survive to the end.
So, I think tonight went well.We threaded the waifu choices with minimal social awkwardness, learned important things from Parker, brought up the corgis as something to be aware of and got some help with that, did actual paperwork without insulting Arizona yet again, finally caught up with Wainright, had a fucking raw heart-to-heart with Naka that's gonna take some more time to digest, and then, well, probably the lowest point of the night is drunkenyl swordfighting Yakuza.Still, overall I think we did good.
>>43212037might as well leave the door unlocked then
>>43212046>drunkenly swordfighting Yakuza.>Lowest pointYou need to get your priorities in order, m8.
>>43212006>DEAR PLANEFAGQ: What was our biggest fuckup today?
>>43212037Kongou has literally crawled into bed with Goto without actually raping him, I think he's safer than he lets on.>>43212046Oh right, we also had a rather raw talk with Goto about ~things~>>43212064I'm measuring things by how responsible they are anon, as radical as it may be it's going to become yet another headache
>>43212073Its gonna be another headache we'll throw on the MPs.Take them away and shoot them.
>>43212072>Q: What was our biggest fuckup today?Nothing. The votes were either [ ] Accept the cold, cruel lessons of the day at face value or [ ] Continue to deny those cold truths, because fuck those cold truths. Both were in character. And both would result in Settle drunk, alone at night, and railing internally at the injustice of them. Sometimes, there's no easy option. There's no magic vote to fix everything. Sometimes you'll have to trudge through dark times and shitty choices. That' stories, and that's life. But there is hope at the end of that tunnel...... if you're willing to bleed for it.
>>43211708>Settle is actually Higgins who thinks it's Settle
Speaking of all those Venom Snake/Settle Parallels...
>>43212101>... if you're willing to bleed for it.Mate Settle is way too fucking willing to bleed we need to reign in the blood seriously mate
>>43212012I like it
>>43212109>filenameaahahahahaheaedhafhf fuck I'm going to bed that was not funny enough to laugh at that loudly NIGHT GUYS
>>43212103Pretty sure the Iowa writeups confirmed Higgins as a gal.Ignoring everything else that would make that not work.
And the side stories were pretty informative as well.
>>43212124Night fap angel.Thanks for the happenings.
>>43212007They're clearly the Swedish Mob.
I still want a canefight with Wo.
>>43212150Nah man, they're the Amish mafia.
>>43212157Also we need a Hamp vs Kongou (Based on her performance in the Kaga summoning sidestory) drift race around Tokyo.
>I dedicate about as much of my time, thought and energy to this quest as I do to my weekly pnp group, if not more.The future is a strange place
>>43212194This is what happens when you have an amazing GM.
>>43212157This needs to happen at least once, really if you think about it a Wo would be the easiest to capture once you wiped out her aircraft.
>>43212225Shoukaku and her sister have more horsepower than Yamato.Carriers are stronk because they are fast and they carry so much shit>>43212219I think it's more specifically the storm of consistency and agency and actually rewarding us when we sperg out over details because he also sperged out over them to write it.Lord knows I wouldn't have spent an hour and a half poring through the evolution of the wire-guided torpedo I didn't trust planefag to write the combat based on sound, reasonably realistic principles
>>43212225>>43212255Can work.Eliminate aircraft and know out the engines.Now if only the abyssal won't just fucking submerge like a strategic submersible aircraft carrier.
>>43212269Honestly any abyssal ship is a sitting duck with no props/rudders. And we already have a proven capability to target them with acoustic torpedoes. Even WW2 tech ones could work with the levelling effect.
>>43212269The plan is to drive them ashore where they can't submerge, isn't it?
>>43212373That's our plan yes, but I severely doubt we'll catch an enemy carrier with its pants down close to shore like the rest of the plan requires.Also, I just realized why teaching the SOSUS what Abyssals sound like makes me unconfortable. It's like the pandora's box of the Hyperwave Decoder
>>43212388It's the plot coupon that takes an X-COM into serious mode.
>>43212388In the xcom games, the Hyperwave Decoder is a facility that can intercept the invading aliens' communications. What this means mechanically is that you see and know every UFO in your range, along with data such as its type, mission, and crew. In Enemy Unknown it also reveals the penultimate boss UFOWhat worries me here is more simple. It's scary knowing that there are Abyssals in the deep. Knowing just how many of them there are will probably be really fucking terrifying, with the ambiguity stripped away
>>43211174>Read last thread>Read Fluff's write up>U-505 has PTSDExpected>Edmond Fitzgerald was somehow brought back.This could be funny.And the President
>>43212388>Alien communications rely on a supre-dimensional wave which travels instantaneously. The decoder facility intercepts UFO transmissions and decodes the information. This will show the type of UFO, the alien race and the type of activity. Anon is likening it to knowing when and where the Abyssals are going to hit next, in my opinion.>>43212108Venom with a fully upgraded sprint arm? Not even mad.(The real secret is that everyone is demon.)
>>43212405>>43212434>>43212474Ah. That makes sense.Well better to know than not at all.And then our squirrel will be very busy.Doing the work of Bletcher park, to see how we can make use of the intel, without tipping our hand to the enemy of the presence of the sosus.
>>43212497Better strategically, tactically, from an all around warfighting perspective, yes. It's absolutely better to know. But seeing the veil of "here be Abyssals" pulled back to see how fucked we actually are...
>>43212513Well hey, at least the info isn't public. Only the navy has to panic about it. Unless, y'know, it gets leaked.
>>43212513We've stared into the abyss. Time to do so again.Only problem would be seeing where their bases are. If they're all mostly underwater, we might have to mobilise the U-boat fleet in order to launch an attack.
>>43212539>If they're all mostly underwater...where the fuck else would they be? Mars?
>>43212557Well, they turned Iwo into an Abyssal island...
>>43212557That or operating out of converted Abyssal land installations/outcroppings.They don't need full working human facilities, they just need to 'turn' the island. It just raises the problem of how to use our surface assets to attack an installation underwater.We might have to consider nukes.
>>43212557Hell?What was that area in pacific rim that they went to? Was that another planet?
>>43212575Yep. It was a wormhole.
>>43212572>>43212562If we weren't already watching islands via satellite we certainly are now.Though if the ~climactic final battle~ of this quest consists of the entire production run of nuclear depth xharges and not much else I'd laugh my ass off>>43212575Another dimension entirely
>>43212434What also is scary is that the more we have learned the more questions that pop up.The signal somehow making everyone hear their names or their deaths. The creepy voice that talked to Settle, the fact that they were able to force Goto to relive the experience of a Nuke and his own Grandfather's death.This is some heavy psychic powers we're talking here and they most likely know that they know already. What will we find at the heart of this, is there even a heart to stake? If not this will be a war without end. If the thing they face is literally death personified with the abyssals being twisted Valkyries how can you beat something like that?Then there is Naka's side, not only have we learned that the boss abyssals are real there's also the same canon possibilities that there are dark persona versions out there. And the worrying thought that some of these Abyssal girls are just brainwashed and are just in need of saving as the regular girls.
>>43212637And thats the most worrying part to me.ICwise, Settle might try to save as many as he could of the abyssals.
>>43212637It's like Goto said.Something has Changed in the universe.Is a signal that's percieved differently depending on the listener's death strange?Absolutely, but is it any more fundamentally strange than girls that are ships that are girls? Stranger than some mechanism that can metabolize hamburgers into armed airplanes?Stranger than the Levelling Effect, which ties together a seeming value judgement of naval history on a rolling scale?We'd best start believing in ghost stories.
>>43212686Only thing i want to know is, what is causing this bullshit and how do we stop it?
>>43212721Whatever it is, it wants the fight to be 'somewhat' even so it's clear it wants a war not a simple slaughter, a war liked the 'good old days' of oceanic warfare... That says something... >>43212721That's the real question here, the other question is "Can we stop it"
>>43212807Answer is yes.Its just a matter of whether we can stand to pay the price required in blood. Both in shipgirls and humans.
>>43212882If a fundamental law of the universe has changed/appeared I don't think any amount of blood will do the trick
>>43212907But can we say it has? Perhaps it's a local effect, albeit only local in the astronomical sense. If we sent a kanmusu to the moon, would she disappear?
>>43212882>>43212907I seriously doubt we can reverse it. We can win the war, but hell, wars aren't over when the guns cease firing. World War One is still going strong in the economic and sociopolitical ramifications, to say nothing of the Middle East.After this war, the fallout of, "Soooo... Spiritual stuff is real," is going to have an effect for the rest of all time. Hell, the Native Americans are summoning a ship now, remember? Imagine how things will go after that? Finally, ghost dances and stuff actually has an effect. What about all the national legends? Is Amaterasu really looking over Japan and her decedents, the line of Emperors? Is Arthur really sleeping in Avalon (if so, where the FUCK is he, England has never SEEN a threat like this)?As for where they are coming from... I'm not sure, but my money is on the fact that they come from the netherworld. Sunk ships sail the river Styx, or the Sanzu River, whichever you like, right into the oceans of the living world. It's possible that they have a floating base somewhere out there, or maybe R'lyeh or Atlantis or somesuch. We'd better hope that's the case or there's no striking against them... Their taking bases in the living world might be a sign their supply lines are stretched, or maybe the portal is closing or something... Or maybe they're just testing their ability to move to the next phase of their plans. We don't even know if sinking them puts them permanently out of the fight, or just makes them respawn back in the underworld!Anyway... Unless Fap Angel wants to confirm otherwise, I'm betting on a huge, floating necropolis somewhere out there in the ocean... Something to support the portal to the waters of the underworld. By summoning, we open a small, temporary portal somehow... But I don't know how that makes a Shipgirl different from an Abyssal and the existence of Anti-Naka has worrying implications...
I CAN'T LET THIS THREAD DIE WITHOUT MY LAST SAYDEMEVOCALOIDS ARE COOLYOU TAKE YOUR WORDS BACKSERIOUSLYalso new writeup on Saturday, hope I can make it
>>43213357The Native Americans aren't summoning a ship, fluffs write up goes straight into the non-canon do not touch pile.
>>43214188I thought they were considered cannon until proven otherwise? Or unless they contradicted something Planefag or his direct associates had written?I mean, the shit going down at Portsmouth and so on is canon? And that was all done by unaffiliated writefags.
> Get up and go to work>Quest thread still active>Erryone talking about the Abyssal Signal>No one talking about the Arizona, Harder, and Akagi's humming in TeleGraf 3>NO ONE WONDERING ABOUT AN ACTIVE US NAVAL WARSHIP HUMMINGGuys, pls.
>>43214290Normally yes, but this is Fluff we're talking about.
>>43214290Did you actually read fluffs shit? Why the hell would Native Americans revolt and why the hell would they be able to summon a fucking warship?
>>43214519Navy, you distracted them with boobs for that one, its your own fault.
>>43214519>No one talking about the Arizona, Harder, and Akagi's humming in TeleGraf 3>NO ONE WONDERING ABOUT AN ACTIVE US NAVAL WARSHIP HUMMINGBECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW THE WORDS
>>43214519I am very much wondering, but honestly it1. falls under the category of 'the thing that Changed applies to conventional ships as well as shipgirls. This isn't that surprising considering the leveling effect, which already shows that the new spiritual mojo extends to ships2. conventional ships still having their girls in some remote spiritual sense already popped up from Los Angeles3. jesus christ this month has been hell I need coffee
>>43211994One would be the fight with TenryuuThe other the otaku showdown, maybe
>>43216520Otaku showdown was definitely one of them, since planefag went on about how our clarifying that Hate was the weapon we wanted to use was extremely important
>thread is still upwoah>>43216520>>43216561Yep, that's correct! Both those incidents were potential unsheathings.
>>43217929will you ever stick to your 'scheduled times'
>>43218421Planefag runs on "Mediterranean time" thanks to his Greekness. AKA, whenever the hell he feels like.
>>43217929Lack of autosage and meandering speculah is a hell of a drug.
>>43214519>No one talking about the Arizona, Harder, and Akagi's humming in TeleGraf 3>NO ONE WONDERING ABOUT AN ACTIVE US NAVAL WARSHIP HUMMINGThis is a setting where sunk ships come back as either young girls or murderous ghostsI'm pretty sure that the whole "humming" thing is just ship spirits.
>>43218421>>43218436I'm doing my best. My grandmother's death and the fact that her estate is 300 miles/4 hour drive from home kind of knocked my schedule into a cocked hat, y'know?
>>43219111Ain't complaining man, you've got a life that you need to run and it's more important than some random assholes on the internet. Just giving you some shit.
>>43219111You always make up for regularity with awesome. You do You.Also, I thought the "Asteroid artery" bit was just Settle being drunk.
>>43214519Because we already figured even the living ships had souls, this just cements it, while it is a good sign, the spookiness outweighs the good.Though the addition of German ships makes things interesting.
>it's still aliveThat silk rope Ari has is going to be put to use pretty soon. Arizona AND Shoukaku are going to murder Settle or never let him out of their rangefinders again. Hate is going to get to make the dog jokes now after those two start leading the Good Admiral around on a silk leash.
>>43219702>silk leashThat's one of the worse things to make a leash out of.>>43219111Its all fine Plane, people are just gonna complain to complain. Question, If you were to be a shipgirl. What girl?
>>43219501I just love that the Americans are going to pretty much be in charge of a combined Axis fleet fighting death-themselves on the high seas.That and the uncomfortable parallels between these ships and the humans around them. Like Hate, the living weapon denied his purpose.
>>43219732>worse things to make a leash out of>implying Settle won't be dommed by two senpais.
>>43219857When can we requisition Graf Spee's rangefinder from Uruguay I wonder.
I'd probably have a better idea what the hell is with Graff if I'd bothered to read the first two parts... Anyone have the pastebin link?
>>43220142Here's the first two parts of Navy's dump tonight/yesterday/most recently:http://pastebin.com/hW8x9Sfnhttp://pastebin.com/z8JBH5Yx-------------Here's the other ones relating to Graf Spee:http://pastebin.com/A03VzSufhttp://pastebin.com/XKeL4Z8B
Why dont we test the upgrading theory by having Arizona's signaling bell installed i am pretty sure they have it in a museum
>>43220473Because her silence is probably more related to 70+ years of symbology as a silent tombstone than any hardware concerns
>>43219732>Question, If you were to be a shipgirl. What girl?USS Growler. I'm not sure if it's metaphysically possible for a ship or crew to give fewer fucks than that boat did. >>43220505also this the next person to mention that bell gets murdered by goats
>>43218436>Planefag runs on "Mediterranean time" thanks to his Greekness.Also this guy is right. "Greek Time" is an actual fucking thing I swear to god. When people ask me what "Greek Time" is, I say, "You know how it took Odysseus 20 fucking years to get home? THAT is Greek Time." seriously*greece*wtf guys
>>43220860;-; which one?
still going, huh
>>43220229We really should keep an archive of links to the side stories in a pastebin, its an unmitigated pain to try and find previous chapters because the writers keep them as private pastes.I made the mistake of not reading the torpedo sluts side stories when they where first posted, took me hours to find and read all of them because i had to crawl through every single archived thread.
>>43220903Is Greek economics also a thing too. Since Greek time exists.
>Thread is still aliveWhat the fuck.
>>43221395I'm pretty sure all the greeks have been burning money in offerings to Olympus. The gods can only stomach so much badly done meat scraps.
>>43221437Now now, Don't pick on Plane. Were it up too him Greece would be nothing but Shipgirls as an Eco. You get paid in Crogies as change and then up from there are actual ships.
>>43211951>Year of Our Lord 2015>Using OpenOfficeJesus christ dude.
>>43213357And then surprise Touhou crossover.
Oh god what the fuckI just did a full day at work and you yahoos are still bumping this thread.
>>43221416no brakes on the boat plane train
>>43221812SHITPOSTING AS USUAL, NAVYdoes this make you a sourkraut
>Listening to Naka's soulsong
What is the chances of Settle winning?Actually thinking about the previous chance of using our cane sword, do you think we would beat Tenryuu?
>>43221812We are... I suppose I should contribute something, or at least force Planefag to keep posting until we fall off the board...Was there anything more done on Portsmouth? I don't feel easy addressing Yokusuka and the Royal Navy makes the most sense for me to write about, given I'm a native of England...
>>43222092Tenryuu is a lot of bark and not so much bite. Not sure if she's got the skills to back it up. Settle may have to do it fast and with skill so his leg doesn't seize up, but I bet he could beat her.
>>43222041that picture should've said Lewd instead.
>>43222120lol once I get Graf Und Friends over to GRORIOUS NIHONGO I'll be done with Portsmouth. So I'd say have at it like an unchained Kongou on an unwilling Goto.
>>43222221I was contemplating something simple. A letter from HMS Hood to the ships of the returned French Navy, apologizing on behalf of the entire fleet for Mers El Kebir. As I recall, there wasn't a sailor aboard any of the ships that day that didn't feel thoroughly dirtied by their actions, so she would want to ensure there's no hard feelings, I think.
So I bet that if the WWI German ships came back they'd be treated a lot better than the WWII ones are.Also, if we're going to be summoning hospital ships, we need to summon Britannic.And we might want to consider awakening Queen Mary and seeing whether that gives us a full division of fairy soldiers aboard a fast troop transport.
>>43222303Has the Admiralty ever offered an apology for that? Because if not, they might be a tad miffed at one of their ships conducting independent foreign policy.
>>43222120I've got a description, though it may be different to Navy's version.Portsmouth is doing well roughly speaking, considering that at the start of the war a large area of it was rubble. It's been mostly rebuilt and there are defensive emplacements around it. Mostly Anti-ship missile batteries and AA defences but it also hosts a large number of NATO ships and ship-girls that run convoy duty. The nearby airbase that was called HMS Daedalus has been reactivated to host aircraft.I should have a more chunky description by Saturday's run.
>>43222303>>43222353Renaissancefag (the guy behind the Vanguard summoning) is planning some more stuff with the Brits, though to my knowledge its just going to follow a small task force and I don't think its going to do much on the home front.
>>43211934...Settle? Where did you--Settle? S--...Oh no. No, no, no, no. God, please, no.SETTLE!
Aww, is Bismarck not coming too?
>>43222420My stuff may have more focus on the home front as a significant chunk of what I'm doing will be on convoy duty during the early stages of the war. as such there will be sections on the war's effects on the UK.
>>43222431Too late, he's on a fight of his life while drunkas hell.Shouldn't mention him healing his leg.
>>43222431Don't worry about it. Arizona's likely sensed that he's in danger and is running to his aid.
>>43222431WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TICKING TIME BOMB COIN, NAKAEXCEPT INSTEAD OF SHIPGIRL MENTAL TRAUMA, IT'S PLANEFAG'S LUST FOR SWORDS THAT HAS BEEN LEFT TO SIMMER
>>43222452Bismarck is currently stuck in Britain being a drunkard.
>>43222452I didn't need this, I really didn't but now I want more. >>43222576>>43222431We are gonna be fine, worse case we get stab.
>>43222350To which I dare say that Hood would reply, "I was simply speaking on behalf of myself, as flagship of that incident and the girls under my command. Of the ones I have met, they all harbour a deep regret of the necessity of their actions that day. I do not claim to speak for England, sir; merely for myself and my girls."I have this funny feeling that British flagships would have a very matronly approach to the girls they command... Especially as it's apparently been established that DD uniform for the Royal navy girls is a maid's dress and apron, while BBs and such get naval-style 'uniforms'.>>43222467In my story regarding the Warspite, that was actually mentioned. England is on the verge of mass starvation. They were bringing supplies through the channel tunnel for a little while, but the abyssal subs and depth charges fucked it so hard that it's either caved in or is considered too dangerous to send another shipment through, lest the whole thing come crashing down.>>43222452>>43222584The pride of the Kriegsmarine, ships and gentlemen... At least there's little enough hostility between them and the RN. God FORBID that flare up... It'd be more of a problem than the USN and IJN girls!
>>43222611You did need it.
>>43222614England's that Mcfucked? Whelp, GG England.>>43222646why? Why did I go from 0 to over 9000?
Bisquick a best
>>43222614Ok then, I'll bring that up in a later part of my story. My idea was that the French and Germans would use their navies to cover convoys from mainland Europe to the UK while the RN and USN cover convoys between the UK and USA. In addition, transport aircraft are carrying supplies in.>>43222685>England's that Mcfucked?Yes. It's of common belief among writefags that the UK is on the verge of collapse.
>>43222467>>43222614I'm going to be leaving the home islands alone once I get past my next chapter. Most of the stuff i have planned out thus far is jaunting about in the Atlantic. Also, has there been a name for England's Kanmasu Admiral yet?
>>43222716>>43222743>I'll captain her ship anyday, With or without permission.>>43222756You know, Honestly I don't like England but for once that sucks. If a nation is gonna collapse i'd prefer it not be from lack of supplies and food.
>>43222787Yeah... they aren't actually part of the writefag group. So take what they say with a grain of salt.
>>43222762I was planning that RN Kanmasu are divided into fleets with commodores commanding them. Those commodores then answer to the Commander-in-Chief of the RN.
>>43222805At the time we aren't listed as cannon writefags, but we are striving to make as much of what we write cannon compatible. Afteral, what's the point in writing something completely unrelated that nobody will continue to read when you can write something cannon compatible that a few people will read.>>43222787It's how England nearly fell in WW1 and WW2. It's the most likely way for it to fall.
>>43222420Quite frankly, if Renaissancefag isn't planning on doing anything with Vanguard I'd like to do a series of shorts on her.
Hell's Bells, i went to sleep, missed a work day and came back to the office and this is still going on?
>>43222935There's no way people were going to let this die overnight, and it was only at 150 posts when the thread ended.
>>43222905Oh, i'm planning on using her. You could always get your own abyssal writeup going though.
>>43222805head canon is best canon, Until Plane destroys it>>43222886WW1? I know WW2 but didn't know that. Guess we better win the war soon huh?
>>43222809Ok, that makes sense. I'll slap a random name on the one I use, and give him a secretary ship that's running around.
>>43222809>>43222886god fuck off already
>>43222685>>43222756Dig For Victory and rationing are back in full force. I don't think there's three square feet of land that doesn't have veggies in it.I like to think that after parliament dithered on what to do following Portsmouth, her venerable Majesty made non-committal comments to the tune of, "We are not amused," and "We expect our government to do its damn job, or remember who holds the power to dissolve it." We may not have a Mr. Churchill this time around, but societally-speaking, England's the strongest it's been since 1945. The British people are preparing for yet another long and bloody conflict. Not a place in the nation is more than 100 miles from the sea and everyone very aware what that means. Britain's a nation of whiny, entitled cunts at the best of times... But at the worst of times, we have an odd ability to straighten our backs, stiffen our lips, sip our tea and "Keep calm and carry on."There were elements who resisted the measures, especially those claiming the measures somehow hurt THEIR community more than everyone else, but rather than the social unrest that would usually result, they were firmly told that if they wouldn't take the steps everyone else was to protect Britain, they could jolly well bugger off to wherever they came from! Given that meant crossing the water, not many people took the offer. If Great Britain doesn't die the slow death it nearly suffered in WW2, she's going to come out of this with a lot of social problems fixed and forgotten. As it is, they are in a worse position than when the Atlantic convoys were under threat, the English Channel is a near-constant battleground (the Abyssals recognize that continental aid is a priority target) and England's people are about a missed meal from widespread panic, but the important thing is that no-one is SAYING as much, or letting it effect their day-to-day work to fortify every inch of coastline.
>>43223025Trust me when I say this. it's going to be VERY hard for the RN. At this stage in the war they've lost multiple warships and ship-girls. They are having to use converted merchant ships as impromptu aircraft carriers while the Prince of Wales is repaired. There are more warships being built but it takes time that the RN just does not have at the moment. Their role is mostly convoy defence while the RAF and other airforces cover defence of the country's shores.>>43223045Sounds good, I look forward to your next instalment.
>>43223140>>43223045>>43223157So, did you guys read the VERY CANON post just made by Navyfag that had the Germans SENDING SHIPS TO JAPAN?
>>43223186I did, and it doesn't effect my story in the fucking slightest.
>>43223242then you're actively going against the canon, while saying you want to be canongood to know
>>43222809I'm pretty sure that the Royal Navy had an admiral mentioned aaaaages ago, when the destroyers showed up and we all realized that someone with a crown, anchor and oak leaves on his hat, saw destroyers in maid outfits for a joke and assumed that they were the shipgirls' uniform. Since then, like many inexplicable things England does, it's become 'tradition' and therefore utterly un-questionable.>>43223186Reading it now. That doesn't effect the RN too much, does it? The Germans stayed with them, then moved on.Also, someone PLEASE feel free to take my Britwank apart and make things worse for them than I paint them. I am WELL aware that my nationalism may seep into what I write and I need you people to check and balance on that. I doubt England would UTTERLY fall, but it's unquestionably going to be in a VERY bad way. I don't want to think about how it'll happen AFTER the war... Or even after five years!
>>43223186Implying Germany would be stopped by anything other then GENERAL WINTER! but in all honesty, was it in here or last thread cause I don't have it if it was last.
>>43223140Yeah that's sort of what I was going for. Except that with the appearance of cults worshipping the abyssals martial law is now in effect to keep those cults under wraps. Especially after a number of sailors were killed in the streets by loons in yellow and black robes. I'm thinking that the cults are treated as the enemy by the British public and either reported or crushed outright by civilians before the police and military gets involved.>>43223186Yes, he stated that a small group was being sent. That is not what we are deputing. In my opinion the situation can be summed up as the Germans sending ship girls to the pacific as a political stunt rather than because the Atlantic is a stable war zone.If the Atlantic was stable then why would the RN be summoning all the ship-girls they can?
>>43223283>>43223287In the last thread. The Germans are explicitly their to help their allies. They're sending forces to Japan because the main battle is IN THE PACIFIC. While England isn't all sunshine and rainbows, the channel getting raped everyday is far from canon and actively against it at worst.
>>43223272Events happen to ships not appearing in his story.He says these events aren't going to affect his story.>Going against canonAre you retarded?
>>43223272lol where did I confirm OR deny that Jolly Ol' Bongistan was suffering?As far as I'm concerned, let them write what they want; I've tried to keep events from Graf's perspective of the UK as vague as possible, so other could step in and do more with the RN.I mean, jfc; it's on the other side of the world from where Settle and Company are shitting things up.
>>43223339...couldn't they just transport the shipgirls across land and not across the ocean? It'd be safer and more cost effective... So how is what they said against canon?
>>43223384Pretty sure they're going by plane
>>43223384That's pretty much how ship girls get around. In fact, that's mostly how the RN is defending the Falklands.>>43223379Hey Navy, would you mind if I used a few German ship-girls?
>>43223379>>43223457Mind if i grab one as well? I haven't used her much as is.
>>43223457>RN defending the Falklands.......................................................................
>>43223545you* I cant into typing at this hour.>>43223457I would imagine the Brits up and said fuck the Falklands, and either evacuated it and let it sit idle, or evacuated and made it Argentina's problem.
>>43223457..I meant more flying airplanes over the land or trains... Isn't most of the ocean a No-go zone?>>43223549England will never give up them islands, Even during an invasion like this. You should know how fucking stubborn England is.
Heya guys! Just popping in to remind anyone interested in writing that we generally really appreciate efforts at communication in the IRC. It's not strictly necessary, anyone can write what they want of course, but as far as determining canonicity (for a fanfiction setting, no less, go figure) it's a lot easier when authors talk to each other!
>>43223457You know that Argentina has its own myriad of shipsluts to summon, right? As well as a standing Navy?And no fucking way are they going to accept any form of British assistance.
>>43223339Read it again. The battle is in the Pacific and the North Atlantic, with a secondary wars in the Med and presumably the Indian Ocean and the Philippines/Indonesia area. That's to say nothing of the fact that, IN CANON, Canada and the East Coast USA are under heavy attack, so it's not just historic battleground, as I don't believe either of those places saw particularly heavy pre or post-Dreadnought action.>>43223332Abyssal cults..? I like it! It shows how close to the brink England is and gives us writefags something to worry about on land, much like apparently Settle has to worry about nationalists and Yakuza. But even so, we get to see how much of England isn't losing their head over blood-mad doomsday cultists, instead just keeping England going through the worst of times.>>43223413>>43223384Plane is how Settle and fleet arrived in Japan without risking chaos and destruction the whole way.>>43223549Call the Royal Navy and England what you want, so long as it includes 'stubborn'. Add to that, the sea around the Falklands has oil we'd need to keep the fleet working.
Just because Britain is getting cut off doesn't mean there's lots of work for shipgirls, especially if those girls are capital ships, which do jack all against a submersible threat. In fact that could be an incentive to get some of the large German ships out of Britain so they don't use up preciously needed supplies.
>>43223615Please point to me in canon where the east coast is under heavy attack. Please.
>>43223597>Argentina defending the Falklands
>>43223596I've forgotten how to get there...
>>43223457>>43223545I'd... prefer it if you guys left the Kriegers alone; there are certain things planned out with a few of them, and I'd hate for anyone to feel 'left out of the loop' when writeups get posted due to conflicting stories and such.
>>43223596>determining canonicity (for a fanfiction setting, no less, go figure)See, to me that whole song and dance matters because I care about this story, and the characters in it. I want them to do well, or at least suffer in relatable and inspiring ways. If I want that I need to be an informed and active voter, and when planefag is weaving things in from sidestories that are just as important if not more so than the current events of the main thread it becomes imoprtant to know what knowledge to consider in the decision-making process.Also speculah is my crack
>>43223640Hey Planefag, with all this talk about starvation and rationing, is any country conducting operations like the Berlin airlift yet? Or is most of the Navy providing escort for trade ships?
>>43223777Oh, I understand where you're coming from, no problem. I've been working on a list of what fits where, but there's an awful lot of material right now, and I only just got started Monday, haha. I'll work on it, with any luck we'll have a document up by saturday. >>43223760Rizon network, Head to #SWQ and usually you can catch someone there who knows what's up. I'm on and off right now myself, as a matter of fact.
>>43223549>>43223591I'd imagine that the UK would try and cover the islands because of the chances of loosing them to Argentina. Which would likely have ship-girls of their own. Do remember that the did once have an advanced navy with battleships and carriers.>>43223597Did I say that the RN was there to cover Argentina? They're more there to cover other countries like Uruguay and other countries that don't want to invade British lands.>>43223615Yeah, the cult Idea is something that I plan to have a major effect later in the story.>>43223627I'm thinking more that they have to worry about very old ships coming back to try and attack convoys.>>43223640My point exactly.>>43223768Ok then. I'll stick to RN ships for now. Though I'll be ready for if you change your mind.Also, I'm headed to the IRC, I'll continue discussion there but I'll also be here too.
>>43223379The ships you sent over actually makes sense to send over, at this point in the plot it's clear that the abyssals have changed tactics.Most likely because countries are now putting determined efforts on shoreline defense.This makes the earlier "send a bunch of ships to blow up a coastal city" a suicide mission because a handful of shipgirls backed up with modern defenses could most likely inflict heavy losses on the Abyssals. So the abyssals have changed tactics to commerce raiding, raids on soft targets to inspire terror (The group Arizona faced down in the beginning of the plot had been hitting vacation spots and cargo ships), and provoking attacks (The air raid on the naval base), in order to draw the ship girls out into an arena of their own choosing. (Such as the Bonn islands trap)If England isn't going to rise to the bait and are playing a defense game, then the ships they're sending aren't needed.Graff Spee, Atlantis, Pinguin, and of course, U-172, and U-511 were all used for commerce raiding, something that the current combat situation in the UK isn't necessary.Sendai spent the early part of her return hitting Abyssal supply ships, that proves that in the pacific the abyssals have a logistics system of some sort.Shutting that down could be something the Germans could do very well.Scharnhorst is the only odd one out but another battleship is always useful especially if there are abyssal land bases out there.
>>43223591The Krauts can cover it.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Falkland_IslandsI think all those sunken WWI German ships would be important enough to keep an eye on the place.And I wonder if Argentina has the Phoenix.
Thank god that the Abyssals aren't coming up as pre-WW1 ships.There's only the fucking Spanish Armada sitting at the depths off the coast of Ireland.Then we get to the English Fireships. Not sure how they feel about being used as suicide weapons.
>>43223615Ya gonna jump in the IRC channel?
>>43223768Only issue is that there's a limited number of ships to use without crashing into even the side canon since all American ships apparently go to Settle.Most of the other world war 2 era European ships are likely abyssal since half of them were scuttled without a fight.Though now I'm interested in a ORP Grom shipgirl. I have to imagine she'd be like an even more sadistic Sammy.
>>43223862A document will be useful, I worked on something regarding SMS Goeben for the longest time until I found out the German ships had all been snaffled.
>>43224237Only post US civil war era ships so far.Also last thing. If anyone wonders where abyssals could be getting supply ships. US let over 130 of them rot in a shallow bay of the Chesapeake.
>>43224433I'll work on it some more, but no promises about it dropping this weekend.
>>43224576Cheers dude. Take your time, deme isn't going to abandon this quest just yet I'm sure...
>>43224306'Nau mentioned both the Regia Maria and La Royale in TeleGraf 3; don't forget that other countries might have their own shipgirls doing shipgirly things. There's plenty of others that might've come back friendly.
>>43221339People like you are why I made the SB.com and SV.com transcriptions a thing. Most of the write-ups are compiled and threadmarked there.
>>43224861As a guy who only posts on 4chan, thanks for doing what you do.
>>43224861Do ya have my writeup added to the archive yet? My friend told me it was missing a while ago.
>>43224563Wouldn't that mean there are Japanese shipgirls from the Meiji Era?
>>43224861Of course, you also run into the situation that one of the SB blokes pointed out- with a flood of authors, you're going to have to sort through things that should just be in the general fanfiction thread
Ban assault caneswords now
>>43225173No, it's a concealed carry assault canesword with a high strength blade!
>>43225197Why do you NEED a canesword?
>>43225173>>43225197>>43225210It also becomes a Whip. Constitution when?
>>43225098The Vanguard one? No, sorry, I haven't been able to find it anywhere. I think it got buried amongst the shitposting in one of the threads.Do you have it in a Pastebin or something, or which /suptg/ thread I can find it in? Throw me a link and I'll tack it on to the Warspite write-up.
>>43225197FOLDED A THOUSAND TIMES>>43225210Honor
>>43225231>I'll tack it on to the Warspite write-up.No, I won't, because you and UnAble Seaman BritFag are two different people, but I'll make it its own post and point out the narrative link between the two.
>>43225234IJN go home.
So how fucked is Iceland, then?I'm assuming that any of the small island countries (the Maldives, the Seychelles, Comoros, anything in the South or Central Pacific, anything in the Lesser Antilles, etc.) are depopulated already, whether from evacuation or Abyssals killing everyone.
>>43225173>>43225197>>43225210Kek, although a number of states DO ban cane swords.
>>43225354Iceland will be kept alive for the simple reason it always has. Airbase, emergency stop for ships and the sonobuoy line.
>>43225354Iceland is used as the midway transfer point for North Atlantic convoys; it stands to reason it'd be heavily defended by coalition forces.Probably everything else that had an airport got depopulated quick, fast, and in a hurry, save for Hawaii.Hawaii is most likely the most heavily fortified US installation outside of DC right now.
>>43225354How about the Arctic? What sort of stuff was going on there during the Second World War?
>>43225348Google image search claims this image only appears in Planefag threads. Does it have another source?
>>43225413It's a crop from some short comic about shou and her sister, no clue as to the actual context
>>43225413No. It's Planefag all the way down.
>>43225413It's an excerpt from a full-page image from a doujin (I've forgotten its name or link, but it's available at sadpanda). The war's over, and all the fairies are broke and homeless without it, so they find an alternative income source: they head to a beach resort frequented by the kanmusu and start taking swimsuit and naked photos.
>>43225463>Fairies are the unsung heroes of war!>Justice for fairies!>We demand recognition of the brave gun crews, engineers, repair teams, pilots and marines!>Not the navigators though; those fucks can die in hellFairy marines when?! What about that fairy pilot who broke ranks and performed so well at Bonin? Does their size mean they are beneath the notice of the admiralty?!Equal treatment for fairy warfighters!
>>43225565NeverMore important note, Wtf happens with them once we win the war? We're not just gonna scrap them or turn them on each other via another war between nations...right?
>>43225565Since Iowa's fairies manifest as full sized, transparent people, I kept imagining that if she ever showed up at Iwo Jima (if that was ever possible), it would be like that moment where Aragorn shows up with an army of ghosts in the Return of the King, only instead of dead horses and swords, its flamethrowers and BARs.
>>43225281http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/42319398/#p42322556There ya go
>>43225666Museums. They will be boarded and entered by hundreds of tourists every day, and they will like it.
>>43225666We'll burn that bridge when we come to it.And don't you turn your back on the fairies! They're an essential part of this war effort! More so than some humans I could name! Equal rights! Equal treatment! Fairies demand recognition and thanks for their work! They demand a living wage and accommodation!>>43225741Wait, they do? Since when? I thought Iowa's guns moved by themselves, or by power of Hate?And damn... I was looking forward to teams of eight-inch-high fairies storming the beaches and setting up heavy machine guns, rockets, AT guns, mortars and the like to fight a war they're massively out-sized for.I really like the idea of tiny dudes alongside full-sized humans giving it their all! Leave me alone!
>>43225741>>43225781Iowa didn't have fairies, she had the shades of her past crew show up. It's slightly different.
>>43225760Will they enter from the bow or the stern?
>>43225741The carrier girls' pilots are also shadowy wisps, as was Akagi's deck crew. Hamp didn't have any phantasmal crew that I remember being mentioned
>>43225760>>43225781>Equal rights and treatmentI'm not okay with thatWell... we're gonna win of course.
>>43225413Search for this.
>>43224563>Only post US civil war era ships so far.>>43225132>Wouldn't that mean there are Japanese shipgirls from the Meiji Era?Mikasa? She seems to want to sleep in, though. I wonder if she could summon up her fleet through pure force of will/EMPRAH'S FURY.
>>43226096>Mikasa? She seems to want to sleep in, though.Comfy battleship when?
>>43226180Mikasa in Meiji Era women's clothing. The perfect blend of Eastern and Western influences. Western style laced boots up to her knees and silk kimonos.
Are we still going?
>>43226384Looks like it's dying down.>>43226319
>>43212125Wait what.Is that real?
>>43226180I could see Mikasa waking up, cursing and swearing at the kids that need to get an old lady out of bed because they can't handle their own problems, before taking in a deep breath, patting down her kimono and cracking her neck, and getting ready to choke some Abyssal bitches.Whistling to summon the Japanese Combined Fleet optional.
>>43226636It is real. Kaga Misaki played at IJN Kaga's unveiling.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMRq0kS9jO8The JSMDF's loving the publicity that kancolle is providing.
>>43226681>IJNAck. Meant JS
>>43226681I love nips.That is all.
>>43226681Wish I knew what she was singing about.And I also wonder what Japan would be like, had their had a slightly better bargaining position at the end of WW2... I mean, there's still be an Imperial Japanese Navy, for starters... So much alternate history is BIG, SWEEPING CHANGES WHAT IF JAPAN WON MIDWAY?! I'm more concerned with, "What if the Americans had been a year late with the bombs and Japan had already surrendered, with better terms? How extreme would the reforms be, especially for their military?
>>43225796But Iowa's crew is still alive! They will come back and serve for the last time!
>>43226752Nothing. The allies had already agreed on unconditional surrender.
>>43225796We're still not 100% sure if the fairies aren't secretly the souls of their former crew.
>>43226761Some of them are yes. That would be interesting to see. >>43226792The shades and fairies are two similar but still different supernatural things.
>>43226752So you want to start the cold war off by betraying Stalin so you can give Imperial Japan better terms?I don't think this is going to work out for anyone, especially if Japan gets it's own source of Uranium.
>>43226752Much of Japan's population would have died over the winter of 1945 due to lack of food, Russia would have mostly conquered all of Korea, much of China, and the other northern Japanese islands. That's about it.
>>43226823>>43226777It's one thing to claim that, it's quite another to look at the position the USA and Japan were in at the end and go, "Yeah, launch the most costly land invasion ever." Both sides would probably have agreed to peace, in exchange for some concessions from Japan, mostly concerning their government; but they wouldn't have had the leverage to fully disband the military or force a new constitution, much less the full-scale occupation that took place... I'm not judging if it'd be better or worse - it'd just be interesting.>>43226817>The shades and fairies are two similar but still different supernatural things.Much like this is interesting... Hmmm... I wonder just what IS a fairy?And when the hell are the governments of the world going to recognise their contribution?! Give the fairy crew their rightful awards! Housing for fairies! Equal rights!Votes for fairies!>>43226880I suppose the USA wouldn't have been as keen to prop them up as a bulwark against communism, if they didn't have such total control... Hmm...Regardless, it's thoughts for another time and the struggle of the fairies is a story for another thread.
>>43226752>BIG, SWEEPING CHANGES WHAT IF JAPAN WON MIDWAYProduction figures given for USN ships show that even if Japan had won a complete victory at Midway and sunk every last USN ship, all losses would have been replaced within a year and a half. Of course, with the loss of experienced seamen and aviators, US losses will be far greater in the battles that occur, but US victory is assured.As for America being late with the atomic bombs, northern Japan would have been conquered by the Soviet Union and turned into a Communist North Japan. Japan can't get better terms because the Allies would only accept a total surrender, and any delays only mean that the Soviets take more land, not that Japan could have negotiated for better terms.
>>43226918I point you to this. Japan wasn't going to get a better deal. They were already about to surrender and starving to death BEFORE the bombs were dropped.
>>43226918>I'm not judging if it'd be better or worse - it'd just be interesting.So the major sticking point for a Japanese surrender was that the position of the emperor be preserved -- which for them meant the Imperial system.This is the same system that led them into an avoidable war with an enemy that had ten times their industrial capacity.There are many types of interesting, but this is the BAD interesting.
>>43226918>It's one thing to claim that, it's quite another to look at the position the USA and Japan were in at the end and go, "Yeah, launch the most costly land invasion ever."The story I've heard for how serious the US was about launching Operation Downfall is that not only did we make enough Purple Hearts for the campaign, but that we've never needed to make another.Basically, the best case is that by the end of the 50s you have a xenophobic isolationist monarchy in east asia with Nukes which nobody trusts. (So North Korea ~60 years early.)Worst case, the whole nation goes communist. (Did you know that Japan has one of the largest communist parties in the developed world to this day? This is a real threat, and part of why we kept so many terrible people near power.)
>>43227036Depends. The Imperial Japanese Armed Forces exerted a great deal of influence in the pre and war periods of ww2, they being able to actually refuse appointees to the cabinet, which meant that they could actually force a collapse of the government if it was disagreeable to them. This despite that these appointees are supposedly proposed by the Emperor, so they had taken control to a certain extend.A surrender to the allies while preserving the power of the Emperor would have likely looked into preventing such an occurrence like that, meaning that while the Emperor would still have power, his would have likely been diminished so as to greater empower the representative arm of the post war administration and not just as a constitutional monarch like now.Something similar to the SW89 Imperial Japan but with a greater emphasis on representative democracy.
>>43214519Navy you are a good writefag and i totally approve of your depictions of the Germans Entire German fleet to the pacific WHEN DAMMIT?!?!?! but seriously even i have said that i want pretty much the ENTIRE Soviet/Russian fleet to animate.reanimate because the Russians treat their stuff like shit. The fact that ships that arent "dead" have souls or whatever is just par for the course.
>>43227198I can neither confirm nor deny that I may or may not possibly be working on something with Russian ships. We shall possibly, maybe see something with them in the future and/or never.SCHOONTM
>>43227293I find it awkward reading about someone writing about himself
>Over 24 hours later the thread still has activitySasuga Fap Angel
>>43227293I meant to say animate/reanimate as abyssals, fucking captcha made me retype the post.But no seriously youre going to separate the Graf from her three town class friends? Youre a monster Navy.
>>43227293Will the Russian shipgirls be bullied by the British shipgirls? This is important.>>43227360We're in autosage and page 9. Might as well ride this ship to the bottom.
>>43227400It was a fun ride gentlemen.
>>43227329His first few pieces definitely felt awkward because of that, but I think he's managed to move past it
Really this shows how favored this quest is when people kept talking about it a day later.
>>43227889Glad you agree with the sentiment. Hope it doesn't get too bogged down.
The summary of this thread on sup/tg/ is so deceptive.
>>43223597>ArgentinaMyriad?Most of our navy were second hand ships, at least the good ones. With the leveling effect maybe Moreno and Rivadavia could do some good, but otherwise most of them are not that noteworthy. We have NO standing navy nowadays (same as we don't have a standing air force either). Therefore, go ahead RN, protect the entire SA. It's a shame most of the country got brainwashed into hating the UK