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“Commander England is right,” you say after a moment's contemplation. “I've got my gut instinct on this, but - those abyssal carriers had a support fleet. Harder's AAR said that he dove under an oiler after his attack on that CV. So they clearly have logistical requirements for larger ops, but how much, on what scale, how much it impacts their ability to just magic themselves up out of thin air-” you shrug. “It doesn't matter one damn bit if they're escalating or not - we just don't know enough about them to translate that conclusion into actionable intel estimates on their supply line vulnerabilities, forces they'll need to allocate to it, what operational tempos they can sustain as determined by their supply chain, et cetera...”

Thomas glances down the row of stubbled intel squirrels, their heads nodding agreement like bobble-heads on a recently-jostled table. “What are you driving at, Settle?”

“Well - just because they can set foot on land doesn't mean they can go far from water. We have no damn idea how far they can go or what kind of firepower they can bring to bear, or how long they can do it. Just invading Iwo Jima isn't much different than bombarding it, when it comes to range of threat and staying power. It's taken them sixteen months to escalate from division and squadron scale attacks to a full carrier battle group strike. Who knows how long it'll take them to go from the beach to the breakwater?”

>> No.43007192

“How many lives are you willing to gamble on that?” Clare cuts in sharply. “We need to gear up for this now - get beach defenses built, organize rapid response teams, so on. Plenty of infantry in the South Pacific that hasn't had much to do in this war - it won't cost our naval operations unduly.”

“Reactionary,” England counters. “I appreciate the wisdom of not getting caught with your p- position unprepared,” he says, studiously avoiding looking at Arizona, “but if we don't take the initiative somehow we're just going to keep repeating this pattern.”

“Pattern?” Tate asks.

“Getting caught with nasty surprises and clobbered with them over and over,” Wilson fills in dourly. You can't help but share a dark smirk with him - you've been on the receiving end of far too many of those in this war.

“What do you want us to do!?” Goto almost snaps. “Draft Barbra Walters to go interview one of them!?”

“Tail them,” England says. “Task the Oregon with finding one of their playmates from the battle and gluing themselves to its ass till we get some idea of how they move. Do they just vanish till they want to fight again? Do they hide underwater? Do they have a *home* to go to? We just don't know!?”

[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.
[ ] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.

>> No.43007200

>>43007180
FIRST

>> No.43007204

FIRST POST

>> No.43007206

Something something hahaha Navyfag etc

>> No.43007225

>>43007200

FUCK

>> No.43007240

>>43007192
>[x] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

Wo!

>> No.43007243

>>43007204
>>43007225

Literally Panzerhexen

>> No.43007244

>>43007225
KARMA'S A BITCH, AIN'T IT.

>> No.43007254

>>43007192
>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

>> No.43007262

>>43007192
>[x] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

>> No.43007263

>>43007192
>[x] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.
GET THE ARC THROWER!

>> No.43007268

>>43007192
>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.
Okay hear me out here guys.
Marine.
Nothing else to do.
Complaining.
THE ONLY WAY TO CONTAIN A TORNADO IS TO LET IT TAKE ITS COURSE.

>> No.43007269

>>43007192
>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.
time to up our research game

>> No.43007279

>>43007192
>[ ] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.

>>43007204
MEDIOCRE

>> No.43007283

> [X] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.

>> No.43007287

>>43007192
>[x] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

>> No.43007288

>>43007192
>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

>> No.43007291

>>43007192
>[ ] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.

If they have oilers, that means they transport supplies TO the fleet, FROM... somewhere. We need to find out where.

>> No.43007296

>>43007192
>[ ] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.

>> No.43007299

>>43007192
>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

>> No.43007300

>>43007192
>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

>> No.43007305

>>43007204
>FIRST POST
ha, no. Write more Pencil-chan.

>>43007192
>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

>> No.43007309

>>43007192
>[ ] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.

>> No.43007317

>>43007291
And then turn the subs loose to do what they do best

>> No.43007318

>>43007192
>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.
I want Hate dead. If it works, great. We may even get him killed when the Abyssal breaks out of containment since we don't have facilities rated to keep one. If it fails, Hate's dead at best, and maimed at worst.

>> No.43007323

>>43007192
>[X] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.

Hate's plan won't work if they can just disappear at will, we need to find out if we can contain them first.

>> No.43007325

>>43007192
>Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

Not because we seriously endorse the capture project

But in order to make the tailing suggestion seem reasonable in comparison

>> No.43007328

>>43007196
Has anyone from /k/ in universe stuck their dick into a hole onboard a museum ship yet? I remember someone mentioning that...

>>43007192
[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture

yes let him make use of his anti-sunvabitch machine.

>> No.43007334

Planefag is getting tired. Post handsome young men to energize him.

>> No.43007338

>>43007192
>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.
As we all learned from XCOM, a live capture speeds up research greatly.

>> No.43007341

>>43007192
[X] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.

We don't have seaplanes, so a Virginia is fine too~

>> No.43007343

>>43007192
>[ ] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.
As much as Hate's plan sounds good on paper....given that the enemy has logistics itself....knowing is half the battle.

Captcha asks for dounuts....IT'S DESS TIME TEITOKU!~

>> No.43007344

>>43007192
>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

>> No.43007356

>>43007192
>[x] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

Sending a sub to follow a squadron back to base sounds good. Until the enemy gets back to base with all those mines and ASW systems set up. Then you're fucked.

Also we may get to abduct a Hoppo.

>> No.43007357

>>43007192
>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

This is completely insane, but... well, the payoff is potentially enormous and that would justify running a lot of risk if we can come up with a viable plan.

Mind, there is absolutely not to run Englund's op at the same time, and indeed to task more nuclear subs to the same kind of mission in different parts of the world.

>> No.43007360

>>43007192
>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.
>[ ] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.
These are *both* good ideas. England's plan does not render Hate's non-viable, and vice-versa. We could easily do England's plan while starting to make preps for Hate's idea.

>> No.43007364

>>43007192
>[X] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.

>> No.43007369

>>43007192
>[X] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

But if we grab Hoppo, and she cries....

>> No.43007371

>>43007192
Can't we do both? I mean we only need one SSN to tail an Abyssal.
Unless this is a vote on where we'll focus the attention of the thread.

>> No.43007372

>>43007192
>[x] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

close range is go

>> No.43007374

>>43007291
There are lots of oil deposits on the bottom of the ocean. ... Wait a second. Has anyone been inspecting the ocean oil rigs? I know there are a number of them that sitting idle and abandoned. The Abyssals might have taken them over and using them selves.

>> No.43007375

>>43007192
[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

>> No.43007376

>>43007192
>[X] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

This will either be smooth sailing or a blood bath. Regardless it'll be interesting and it's been too long without any deaths.

>> No.43007378

>>43007192
>[X] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.

I think at least raising hates idea should happen at somepoint

>> No.43007384

>>43007334
Makoto isn't a boy, dipshit

>> No.43007386

>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.

It's already been established Abyssal's can appear and disappear, tailing them might be futile.

Honestly, Hate's plan to capture one alive could be useful. But baseline humans will be pretty useless during it, it'll have to be a kanmusu force.

>> No.43007390

>>43007192
>[ ] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.
Commander! You may want to instruct your shipgirls to exercise restraint when using explosive. While certainly effective against the abyssals, they also destroy the very artifacts we are hoping to retrieve.

>> No.43007391

>>43007192
Ask the secret squirrels if the Abyssals could have turned the computers on Iwo to their own devices before Freedomland turned it back into a parking lot.

>> No.43007393

>>43007192
>[ ] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal
We need to know where thuwyy operate from, where their supplies are manufactured, and the routes that their supply convoys take so that we can cut them.

And taking a merchant supply ship Abyssal alive is a fuck lot easier and safer than trying to capture one that can fight back.

>> No.43007400

[ ] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.

Guys. Really. Really?

>> No.43007405

>>43007390
Vahlen I'd say fuck you in the ass but you'd probably enjoy it!

Explosives save lives!

>> No.43007412

>>43007369
Then RJ will have to give her a present so that she calms down.

>> No.43007419

>>43007318
He wouldn't die cause then he gets what he wants, what you want is for him to wake up in Iowa medbay after ever time he dies so Iowawould get sick of it and NOT LET HIM DO ANYTHING!

>> No.43007421

>>43007400
Gotta collect all the waifus.

>> No.43007428

>>43007400
If you look into it deeper, both options actually have merit.

If anything, the Abyssals may still remember Hate from LA.

>> No.43007433

>>43007192
>[ ] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.

Yeah I can't say I'm really feeling Hate's plan here.

>> No.43007436

>>43007400
>implying /tg/ will ever be not suicidal

>> No.43007442

>>43007192
[X] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.
>[X] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal.

Bring up hates plan while supporting England. They mesh well honestly.

>> No.43007443

>>43007400
Fuck you buddy.

We need to balance our intelligent decisions with equally retarded ones.

>> No.43007472

>>43007371

Running as many different tracks as we can to get intelligence on the Abyssals would be a very good idea. Even if one or two turn up as dead-ends or go south, another might pan out. And as long as you're using different resources there isn't a need to choose between one or the other.

>> No.43007489

>>43007442
Seconding this.

>> No.43007490

>>43007268
>mfw the DM spent the whole patrol rocking out on full auto like some pleb

/vg/'s arma group. Not even once.

>> No.43007492

PICK ALL THE OPTIONS

>> No.43007497

>>43007400
But there's literally nothing stopping us from doing both at the same time.

>> No.43007500

>thread title "that's heavy"
>suggesting x-comźstyle capture missions
>as if every single naval battle hasn't been 100% bring your game serious.

anons can't into tone

however, if we manage to pull off a door-in-the-face technique to clear the way for England, i won't complain too much.

>> No.43007503

>[X] Bring up Hate's pet project... a live capture.
BOARDING TIME
SAMMY YOU ALREADY DID IT YOU JUST GOTTA STOP BEFORE YOU KILL

also I love the respect these guys are giving Arizona. I'm an Arizonafag but I admit any relationship would probably be inappropriate. She's the goddamn Arizona, man.

>> No.43007517

>>43007405
But Hate is the one pushing for live capture.
And you know what live capture means? No explosives and lots of dead soldiers.

So let Hate lead the team, see if he can get them out alive while making a live capture. I hope he gets the entire team killed getting what he wants.

>> No.43007526

Over at Ghost's naval base~

>> No.43007528

>>43007500
COme on man, it's hate and the Oregon crew we're talking about here.
They THRIVE on crazy tactics.

>>43007490
Hey, look on the bright side.


At least there's an asshole you can all blame when shit goes south with ammo.

>> No.43007533

>>43007436
>that image
TRIGGERED.

>> No.43007540

goddamn landslide thread called

just got back with booze, I'm gonna drink, then we're gonna make poor decisions while writing. VOTES CALLED

>> No.43007546

>>43007517

I hope he succeeds, but I won't say that I'd be surprised if that mission ended with only a huge butcher's bill.

>> No.43007549

>>43007533
ain't butter bars the best

>> No.43007553

>>43007533
civillian, what's wrong with it?

>> No.43007560

>>43007553
I'm guessing the way he's holding the gun.

>> No.43007563

>>43007533

>> No.43007566 [DELETED] 

>>43007553
hes pointing the gin at himself

>> No.43007567

>>43007540
>Planefag is drunk
THIS BIDS GOOD FOR US ALL

>> No.43007570

>>43007553
He's holding a pistol with the barrel POINTED AT HIS OWN STOMACH. Even if it isn't loaded, he's a dumbass.

>> No.43007573

>>43007533
I wanted to email Buchannan about that picture, but I never found his address.

>> No.43007578

This is Bentus. I arrive.

I see everything is going according to plan?

Big Boss is pleased with the plan to Fulton an Abyssal.

>>43007540
Oh my.

This should be good.

>> No.43007579

>>43007553

The way she's holding her pistol. Great way for an ND or worse.

>> No.43007580

>>43007566
Is he? I can barely tell he's holding one.

>> No.43007581

>>43007540
>I'm gonna drink, then we're gonna make poor decisions while writing
sounds like a good time.

Lemme get some booze too.

>> No.43007584

>>43007546
I hope he gets a huge number of people killed, so we can ask him if he feels like a hero yet.
That would be the only thing better than seeing him get torn apart by an Abyssal.

>> No.43007588

>[ ] Endorse England's plan - it's a big step forward without being openly suicidal

Literally every time this has come up, including once when we voted on it, Settle has said this idea was stupid and suicidal.

Now that we're among people who actually make things like this happen, you're going to bring it up like it's the best idea you've ever heard? Fuck no.

>> No.43007592

>>43007563
I've seen that look on a master sergeant before. never again

>> No.43007597

>>43007517
It's a shipgirl.

I'd be surprised if we could take an abyssal without explosives.

>> No.43007606

>>43007338
THERE IS NO GOD BUT COMMANDER AND BRADFORD IS HIS PROPHET!

>> No.43007607

>>43007592
>I've seen that look on a master sergeant before. never again

EXACTLY.

EXACTLY.

that image is the face of terror. especially the one on the left. I've spent a lot of time in this quest trying to describe that exact expression.

>> No.43007612

>>43007436
That general is about to have that MSGT laser that LT's butterbar off with his eye lasers that we all know all senior NCOs have.

>> No.43007618

>>43007553
The medic is holding the pistol towards herself.

And that's a two star and I think a sergeant major in the background.

>> No.43007627

>>43007584
You sure are salty anon.

>> No.43007635

>>43007592
Oh the look of a master sergeant about to pounce and there a general, a two star there too.
Where that this be gad gif?

>> No.43007645

>Aus-fags will never deliver us a story about some Straya boats.
>You will never see HMAS Vampire chew out Sammy for abandoning her escort mission to go bully I-class

Give me a reason not to pull the Kingston valve.

>> No.43007663

>>43007607
I would describe it as plainly as possible.

That is the face of a man beholding utter stupidity. Stupidity such that his very soul detaches itself from his body, for mercy and compassion are nothing but hinderances for the reckoning to come.

In other words, that is the face of utter blankness Ian could manage in SWQ.

>> No.43007676

planesluts when

>> No.43007704

>>43007645

remember this post

>> No.43007716

>>43007563
>he's too stupid to live
>i know comrade
>should we tell him?
>no, put him in tank. he perfect!

>> No.43007719

>>43007645
>imply sammy would take any chewing out sitting down

>> No.43007722

>>43007704
WE'RE SKRUBB'D, MATES!!

>> No.43007724

>>43007663
>In other words, that is the face of utter blankness Ian could manage in SWQ.

PRETTY MUCH

>> No.43007725 [DELETED] 

>coddle shipsluts
>send marines to die in droves on capture mission.

>mfw hate was right

>> No.43007728

>>43007627
What's wrong with wanting to give Hate what he wants?
He wants glory and death, so why not give it to him?
No glory if there aren't deaths around him, so last him lead a platoon of men straight to their deaths in battle.
And he wants to get into Valhalla, so he needs to die in battle. So he can get it when an Abyssal tears his head off.

He dies, or he leads men to glorious deaths. He gets what he wants.
What's wrong with that?

>> No.43007740

>>43007704
Aus-boats confirmed.

REJOICE!.

>> No.43007741

>>43007704
>implying you won't forget before we do
planefag pls

>> No.43007743

>>43007436
>Major General Buchanan watching
>That Sergeant trying to do his best to hate Pvt Dumbfuck to death with his mind

Welp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pPQnhhUqtU

>> No.43007750

>coddle shipsluts
>send marines to die in droves on a capture mission

>mfw hate was right

>> No.43007761

>>43007728
If hate dies how can Settle cuck himself at night?

>> No.43007764

>>43007704
We're just hitting all the flags tonight are we planefag?

>> No.43007765

>>43007725
Hate is always right. Only fools or senior officers or /tg/ could fail to see his logic.

>> No.43007769

>>43007728
The fact that Hate's in a terrible fucking place mentally, See Hates LA story. He needs serious help, not a suicide charge.

>> No.43007776

>>43007728
Or, we use the shipgirls for the mission and drink Hate's bitch-tears when higher authority says hell the fuck no to letting him in on it.

>> No.43007787

>>43007728
He want's his death.
Not others.

It's been implied several times that Hate has survivors guilt over whatever happened that made him a Lieutenant.

Also, you seem to personally want him dead, as seen in your statement about wanting an abyssal to tear him apart.

So, yes, you're salty.

>> No.43007788

>>43007769
And by serious help we mean Triple sixteen inchers

>> No.43007797

>coddling shipsluts

From the way it's worded, almost sounds like they'd put a nuclear sub on the trail, and versus the crew of a sub and an infantry team? Sorry to say it, but infantry is way more expendable.

>> No.43007799

>>43007719
>Implying she wouldn't start chewing vampire
>as in literal biting

>> No.43007819

>>43007750
What do you mean, marines? Sammy got on an abyssal and punched the daylights out of her. Just gotta do something like that.

>> No.43007822

>>43007704
Found the reason to not pull the Kingston.

>> No.43007834 [DELETED] 

>>43007725
Soldier lives being more expendable than the hardware they ride has been a thing since forever. The only difference is that the hardware is not person-shaped.

>> No.43007839

>>43007797
The thing is
Sneakily tailing something is exactly what nukeboats are for.

>> No.43007855

>>43007750
Soldier lives being more expendable than the hardware they ride has been a thing since forever. The only difference is that the hardware is now person-shaped.

>> No.43007857

>>43007787
If he didn't want the deaths of others on his hands, than maybe he shouldn't suggest that people be sent to fight Abyssals and attempt a live capture, instead of having shipgirls attempt it during a surface engagement.

>> No.43007864

>>43007834
Yeah, but, unless you include everyone in contact with the abyssal after subduing it in danger, a capture team might also be less people than the subs crew.

>> No.43007865

>>43007834
Incorrect. Hardware is ALWAYS more expendable. That's been the US's doctrine since World War Two at the latest.

>> No.43007875

>>43007787
My current passenger, Big Boss, states that all Hate really wants is Outer Heaven. To fight when and where he wishes, because the battlefield is the last place he feels like he belongs.

He is not wrong.

That said, if the Lieutenant wishes for death, the least we can do is spend his life well.

As a certain Lord General Castor once said "A Guardsman's life is to die. My job is to send them to where they can die. I may spend lives, but I never waste them."

>> No.43007881

>>43007857
He never suggested that people should be sent. It was merely stated that HE wanted to capture an abyssal, implying that he'd be the one doing it. No, he wouldn't be alone, but I doubt he'd want them charging to their deaths along side him.

>> No.43007906

At least 2-3 people would have a problem with Hate getting himself killed: Sammy, Settle, Yamato, IOWA.

>> No.43007922

>>43007799
>implying Vampire wouldn't bite back
>implying her name has no relation to the shape of her teeth.

>> No.43007934

>>43007875
I'd prefer we keep Hate alive, especially since Iowa and Yamato would probably be slightly upset if that happened.

>> No.43007941

>>43007906
That's four.

>> No.43007952

>>43007906
I was going to point out the error in your counting, but then I remembered that sloots only count as 3/5 of a person. Carry on!

>> No.43007957

>>43007934
So, how does that relationship work, exactly?

>> No.43007972

>>43007934
If the man wishes so much for death... He will find it, whether we send him to it or not.

If one wishes to keep him alive, I would suggest explaining the matter quite explicitly to Miss Yamato and sending word to Miss Iowa.

>> No.43007980

>>43007906
>At least 2-3 people would have a problem with Hate getting himself killed: Sammy, Settle, Yamato, IOWA.

1+1+1+1=4 Can you not into math?

>> No.43007990

>>43007906
Sammy would be pissed if Hate went full Valhalla. Until she finds his stockpile of silver spray-on food coloring.

>> No.43008002

>>43007957
Iowa has claimed Hate.

Like, I'm pretty sure she actually said he was hers. That can't get more explicit.

Pretty sure all joking aside, that Yamato is his buddy and she just likes having somebody who'll stand up for her. So, they can probably be friends.

>>43007972
Yeah but now we have a case to make him stay and become an officer if he wants Yamato to fight.

>> No.43008021

>>43007941
>>43007980
See >>43007952

>> No.43008077

>>43008002
Putting Miss Yamato under his "command" would serve well in ensuring his survival.

To be clear, Miss Yamato would be more the Lieutenant's bodyguard in his capture efforts than his subordinate.

>> No.43008079

>>43008021
My apologies, I did not understand. Carry on.

>> No.43008111

So, even if we subdue an abyssal, how do we keep it in captivity? They probably have the strength to break down walls and smash through doors, so a regular jail won't do much. My first instinct would be to just throw them in a big pit, kind of like a drydock, since they probably can't jump out, but who says they can't just punch holes in the pit wall to use as handholds? So my next idea is to tie them up and suspend them from the ceiling. We'll need to figure out what the best method to tie them up, use techniques that won't let them bust out with brute force while also ensuring they aren't injured. We'll also need some sturdy infrastructure so the whole thing doesn't collapse from the abyssal's weight, I assume.

tl;dr: Keeping an abyssal bound requires abyssal bondage scenes.

>> No.43008139

>>43008111
>So, even if we subdue an abyssal, how do we keep it in captivity?

Clearly we have to seduce it

>> No.43008141

>>43008077
Not sure that would work, seeing as how Yamato is still technically Goto's secretary.

Plus Hate can't technically command ship assets.

Working together would probably be a good idea though.

>> No.43008156

>>43008111
>how do we keep it in captivity?
confuse her with pretty dresses as per >>43007356

>> No.43008164

>>43008111
Call in all of Japan's BDSM experts, duh.

>> No.43008166

>>43007436
What is the private doing wrong?

>> No.43008170

>>43008111
Hmm best chance would be a North Ocean Princess...Hoppo! And I have the prefect vehicle to capture her with!

>> No.43008177

>>43008111
Throw settle at them, either:
>A)
He will seduce them.
>B)
Arizona will knock them the fuck out.

>> No.43008186

>>43008111
Keeping an Abyssal bound requires a number of Fulton balloons.

So says my passenger, Big Boss.

>>43008141
Why, the Lieutenant would not command a ship girl, that would be preposterous.

But reassigning Admiral Goto's shy, mild-mannered secretary (what was her name again?) to combat duty, while raising some eyebrows, is far more doable.

>> No.43008194

>>43008139
that goes without saying

>> No.43008218

>>43008139
My sides, oh god give them back

>> No.43008223

>>43008111
With words, believe in the write-iners, they always come through.

>> No.43008224

After reading that writefaggotry about the British and German ships, I wonder if the German ships would officially defect from Germany to the United Kingdom, all "If they want nothing to do with me, I shall go where I am wanted." and such.

>> No.43008238

>>43008111
Who needs walls or door or pits? I'll give you the perfect prison: an open field, and a guard tower at the center with a machine gun.

>> No.43008245

>>43008170

>> No.43008268

>>43008111
Normal restraints won't work, so we'd need the Abyssal restrained by a shipgirl all the way back to base.

And we need to keep in mind what class of Abyssal we capture; it's not good to have a destroyer try to keep a battleship under control.
It'll have to be Yamato that'll do the initial takedown and capture.

>> No.43008278

>>43008170
>>43008245
Go die. On fire. While being raped. With a chainsaw.

>> No.43008284

>>43008077

Wouldn't fucking work.

There's three key components to something like this. Speed, Surprise, and Violence of Action.

She may be blood, but she's big and slow. We'd need someone faster than 27 knots for this, too much risk otherwise.

>> No.43008299

>>43008238
>guard tower at the center with a machine gun.
A machine gun isn't going to do jack shit to an Abyssal, though.

>> No.43008307

>>43008268
However, DesDiv 6 could probably guard her once she's secured and being transported back. Because if nothing else, she'd find them too adorable to be able to start any trabble.

>> No.43008323

>>43008284
But how much do their Naval speed affect their Land speed as... well, human shaped entities?

>> No.43008328

>>43008284
HEY HATE!

THIS HOSER JUST CALLED UR WAIFU FAT.

YOU GONNA TAKE THIS, FAM?

>> No.43008345

>>43008245
What the hell is this.

>> No.43008347

>>43008323

I have to say 27 knots and above is still a hell of a lot faster than what a human can manage running.

>> No.43008351

>>43008299
A railgun then. Abyssals aren't stupid, they'll figure out real quick "If you run, you die"

>> No.43008355

>>43008345
Which ship was Hoppo again?

>> No.43008368

Hang in there Planefag!

>> No.43008369

>>43008284

Like you'd know a fucking thing. Stuff it and go back to writing your trash, queer.

>>43008328

She's not my waifu, buddy.

>> No.43008383

>>43008345
no fucking clue, I found it on google.

>> No.43008386

>>43008345
That model of van is associated with rapists in Japan.
It's basically the Japanese version of the American white van.

>> No.43008388 [SPOILER] 

>>43008284
Someone very fast, very agile, and capable of far more violence than you would expect given their size?

Hmm, I wonder who that could be...

>> No.43008389

>>43008355
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Harbor

>> No.43008392

>>43008368
makoto a cute

>> No.43008396

>>43008351
And if they are like hate and don't give a flying fuck if they die?

>> No.43008400

>>43008355
She's an installation. Dutch harbor, I believe?

>> No.43008401

Surprise could also work if we're targeting a smaller vessel.

So far the description for an Abyssal DD has been the generic WW1-treaty era four stacker built by the US.

These ships are small, VERY small, and are weak in ASW and combat capability. A few large Subs working in unison might be able to subdue one with a surprise attack.

And guess what we happen to have;

A couple fatbody Jap subs and a hothead SS who would probably be more than happy to engage AT CLOSE RANGE.

>> No.43008404

>>43008351
And when the Abyssal decides to shoot first, then what? Or if the Abyssal doesn't care about living or dying, only killing?

>> No.43008407

>>43008355
Not a ship, Dutch Harbor I think?

>> No.43008411

>>43008369
Don't call me buddy, pal.

>> No.43008418

you know isn't there one abyssal we know isn't moving say iwo hime. why don't we capture her

>> No.43008422

Thought- those abyssal infantry are probably a lot easier to subdue and contain than the island princess herself or a proper ship
Probably

>> No.43008428

You tune out the debate as the submariners jump in with their own opinions on the mission, mulling over the constant advances Hate's been making on this same topic, direct and indirect. You've shot him down every time, and he dropped it entirely not long ago when he realized your patience on this topic was growing threadbare indeed - but even in his request to hit Iwo's beach as a grunt the chance, the possibility was still there, lurking. He might've given up on special equipment or a dedicated mission, but he still lusted for the opportunity to make a real difference.

And now you're forced to admit that he might've been right all along.

“We could capture an abyssal,” you say.

The debate dies a sudden death. Everyone assembled, even Arizona, is staring at you quietly.

“Say that again?” Goto demands.

“Capture. An. Abyssal,” you say clearly.

“And how, exactly, do you propose we achieve that?” Goto returns, sounding pissed. “And who would you nominate for that suicide mi-”

“Goto,” Thomas says quietly, and Goto reluctantly sinks into his chair again, having nearly leaped out of it.

“He's got a point,” Oregon's XO says softly. “How are we going to manage this?”

“How did we capture U-505?” you retort. “Luck and swift exploitation of the opportunity. I'm sick and fucking tired of being clobbered by these bastards - I say we pay them back in their own coin for a change. Next time we rush off to put out a fire, come down on them with both feet - twice the force needed. Then we'll have the luxury of surrounding a disabled hostile.”

“They'll just open their sea-cocks-”

“They attack the beach every chance they get,” you retort. “Littoral zones, shallow waters. We can force them onto the beach.”

>> No.43008439

>>43008368
Makochi worst Puchi

>> No.43008442

>>43008388

Poi or Sammy would work very well too.

Or heck, even Sendai.

>> No.43008453

>>43008388

Funny fucking part is you're probably fucking right. They're fast, hard to fucking hit, dangerous as hell in groups, and hard to track even remotely fucking reasonably. Problem with them is their fucking short fucking range. We'd have to bait some of the traitor bitches into action close to a fucking island or something like that, and given what we fucking know of how they work, we're not even sure that'd fucking do the job.

>> No.43008460

“But travel time-”

“Forward deploy a few forces - we don't use our heavy hitters much as-is.”

“We'll still have to thin our patrols to give them escorts,” Thomas points out.

“Then do it. They're going to keep attacking beach targets and coastal population centers anyways. We need to bring them to battle and destroy them, one way or another -or force them to mass force so we can strike against it.” You plant your fist in your palm with a whap. “Capture is just icing on the cake.”

The small group digests that silently.

“Taken under advisement,” Thomas says thoughtfully. “Now, the second issue - Akagi.”

*This* causes a significant susurration the room as the intel weenies shuffle new manilla folders to the top of their stacks eagerly. Thomas picks up a remote, and the room goes silent as Akagi appears on the pull-down projector screen - all of her, from her side-mounted stacks to her tawny-colored wooden flight deck. IJN Akagi, all 36,000 tons of her made manifest, the crumpled shape of a badly-damaged F-18 on her deck.

“This happened,” Admiral Thomas says quietly.

Everyone stares at the projected image silently, you included.

“This could change everything,” Thomas said. “We could work on the shipgirls in normal yards, to upgrade them. Maybe equip them with modern info-link systems, directly.”

>> No.43008471

>>43008388

Only thing that could make them even more prone to violence if they were piloted by Marines instead of navy.

>> No.43008480 [SPOILER] 

>>43008268
Simple

We use the bonds of matrimony

>> No.43008482

>>43008460
Depends on how long they can keep it up.

>> No.43008486

“Aren't they better as-is?” Goto says quickly, having clearly anticipated this argument. “As it stands they just... *spawn* their own munitions, and a few crates of hamburgers per girl is a hell of a lot cheaper than thousands of tons of fuel oil or a million dollars of uranium.”

“That F-18 shouldn't have been able to land on the IJN Akagi at all,” Thomas points out gently. “It's thrice as heavy, thrice as big and lands thrice as fast as a Zero. It should've punched through that wooden deck like a rock through rice paper. It didn't.”

“Leveling effect,” England murmurs.

“Yes,” Thomas concurs. “That level of interoperability with conventional forces could save more lives like that in the future. And who's to say they DO need conventional resupply if they're like that? The only way to find out...” he shrugs. “The only way to find out is firsthand.”

“How?” Goto points out.

“I met Northampton at the docks,” Thomas says. “He... had a very intriguing account of the circumstances of his return.” Thomas gives you a direct Look that makes you squirm. “And he first manifested as a complete hull before reverting to his humanoid persona.”

Goto's face grows drawn as he sees where this is going.

“The Japanese have the most experience with deliberate summoning of NBEs,” Thomas continues. “Goto... if you spoke to your government about this...?”

“... we could try,” Goto admits. “But I'm not sure it's a good idea.”

“We're running out of options, Goto,” Thomas says quietly. “You hear the same scuttlebutt I do. It's only a matter of time before the US has that experience too. But time is in increasingly short supply.”

Goto frowns, looking troubled.

[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.
[ ] Advise against it - Akagi was able to 'change' when it was needed. We should trust our ships more, like that Marine aviator trusted Akagi.

>> No.43008522

>>43008428
>“They'll just open their sea-cocks-”
Heh

Heh heh heh

>> No.43008523

>>43008486
>[x] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.
Think about it.

Every destroyer with modern radar and LRASMs.

>> No.43008530

>>43008486
>[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

>> No.43008533

>>43008486
So... What exactly are we voting on here? I am confused as to what they are suggesting.

>> No.43008547

>>43008486
>Advise against it, but if there are volunteers, then go ahead.
It's not that I'm washing my hand here, but, we honestly don't know much, if at all, about how it all works...

>> No.43008554

>>43008486
>[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

>> No.43008555

>>43008486
>[ ] Advise against it - Akagi was able to 'change' when it was needed. We should trust our ships more, like that Marine aviator trusted Akagi.

We don't know what they can do right now, lets not poke things we can't understand.

>> No.43008558

>>43008486
>[x] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

>> No.43008559

>[X] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

>> No.43008560

>>43008523

To be clear, the modern radar is the big coup here. The Leveling Effect means the shipgirls are just as effective, but without requiring million-dollar missiles for every salvo.

>> No.43008562

>>43008533
Do we try and upgrade the ship-girls or not.

>> No.43008571

>>43008486
>[x] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

But on a limited basis - baby-steps.

Say, replacing some old Chicago Pianos with Phalanx bolt-ons.

>> No.43008578

>>43008533

Refit option, yes or not. Rely on spooky magic bull shit or see if the equipment fit could be customize, upgraded or such.

>> No.43008580

>>43008486
>[ ] Advise against it - Akagi was able to 'change' when it was needed. We should trust our ships more, like that Marine aviator trusted Akagi.

Best not screw around with the leveling effect.

>> No.43008583 [DELETED] 

>>43008486
>[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

We need to know.

>> No.43008588

>>43008486
>[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.
Shigure might well be a good first person to approach about volunteering--since she might think it could result in her death.

...and god, I feel like an utter sleazeball for even *suggesting* we exploit her PTSD like that...

>> No.43008594

>>43008486
>[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

>> No.43008603

>>43008486
[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

>>43008533
We can try to science the shit out of the boatsluts to find ways to upgrade them or just leave them as is.
I mean I dont think it would work out very well, but the F-18 landing on Akagi and the new ingame upgrade for Shoukaku to become an armored carrier ostensibly able to carry early jets seem otherwise.

>> No.43008608

>>43008486
>[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

>> No.43008615

>>43008486
>[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.
At the very least, it'll make upgrades possible, which we really need against the numerically superior Abyssals.

>> No.43008618

>>43008571
>Say, replacing some old Chicago Pianos with Phalanx bolt-ons.

Or even ripping them out and putting the equivelent of a Bofors?

>>43008588

Naka. She is grumpy enough about her load out as it is. Especially compared to more modern ships.

>> No.43008620

>>43008486
[X] Advise against it - Akagi was able to 'change' when it was needed. We should trust our ships more, like that Marine aviator trusted Akagi.

Given the spooky nature of ship girls I doubt y it's as easy as just slapping them in a dry dock and putting new shit in.

>> No.43008622

>>43007570
I didn't realize that was a pistol at first.

>> No.43008625

>>43008486
>[X] Advise against it - Akagi was able to 'change' when it was needed. We should trust our ships more, like that Marine aviator trusted Akagi.

Doesn't having a full ship form make them a much bigger and much more vulnerable target? I'd say leave it be and let them make the call when they should go 'big'

>> No.43008627

>[X] Ask Arizona what she thinks.
She's in the room with us, and she has a personal stake in this

>> No.43008631

>>43008486
FEAR THE PSYKERY AND KEEP THY MIND CLOSED.

>> No.43008635

>>43008571
>Say, replacing some old Chicago Pianos with Phalanx bolt-ons.
Or quad Bofors mounts with the older Sea Sparrow point-defense box launchers. (They're mounted on the same mounting that was intended to replace the quad Bofors postwar!)

>> No.43008638

>>43008603
>the new ingame upgrade for Shoukaku to become an armored carrier ostensibly able to carry early jets seem otherwise.

Give the slant-eyes a new slanted flightdeck

>> No.43008643

>>43008486
>[ ] Advise against it - Akagi was able to 'change' when it was needed. We should trust our ships more, like that Marine aviator trusted Akagi.

They have more and better experience as warships than we do. If there is something they feel confident about, we should trust them to come forward with it.

>> No.43008646

>>43008603
>I mean I dont think it would work out very well, but the F-18 landing on Akagi and the new ingame upgrade for Shoukaku to become an armored carrier ostensibly able to carry early jets seem otherwise.

Angled flight deck on the carriers, not even changing planes or such.

>> No.43008651

REMEMBER BOYS AND GIRLS

USN ships were CONSTANTLY upgraded with the newest equipment available. If we can give them new and better shit, you KNOW that they want it.

>> No.43008652

>>43008560
Kongou with radar so want she was on record the most accurate bb the Japanese fleet had she could reliably drop her ordnance at max range within 50 yards of the intended target if she missed.

>> No.43008655

>>43008486
>[ ] Advise against it - Akagi was able to 'change' when it was needed. We should trust our ships more, like that Marine aviator trusted Akagi.
>Try summoning more NBEs instead. Screw the politics, we need more bodies NOW. Also Yamato.

>> No.43008658

>>43008622
Neither did I, but when I did I about shat fire in absolute fury.

>> No.43008662

>>43008486
>>[ ] Advise against it - Akagi was able to 'change' when it was needed. We should trust our ships more, like that Marine aviator trusted Akagi.

I really don't like the idea of fucking up the Leveling Effect. It could screw our girls over if they suddenly lost their 'balance', as it were.

>> No.43008663

>>43008627
And she doesn't speak....
And captcha is construction equipment...

>> No.43008667

>>43008486
[X] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

Though I believe in the maxim "do or do not, there is no try", there is no harm in trying here.

>> No.43008671

[X] Advise against it - Akagi was able to 'change' when it was needed. We should trust our ships more, like that Marine aviator trusted Akagi.

What if they end up not being able to change back?

>> No.43008673

>>43008486
>[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

>> No.43008676

>>43008486
>[X] Advise against it - Akagi was able to 'change' when it was needed. We should trust our ships more, like that Marine aviator trusted Akagi.

>> No.43008682

>>43008571
>>43008618
>>43008635
Guys, guys >>43008560


Leveling effect, don't forget it.

Just add new gear to make what they have more effective, lets not add supply concerns for things we don't have supply of.

>> No.43008688

>>43008486
>>43008547
This guy's got an idea.

>> No.43008694

>>43008620
Well, probably.
But what harm is there in trying, other than taking a slut off duty for a bit?

>> No.43008707

>>43008671
Pish posh. As our good Batlead would state, Miss Akagi remained quite corporeal in her Human form, despite incarnating her former hull fully.

>> No.43008716

>>43008486
>>43008547
>>Advise against it, but if there are volunteers, then go ahead.

>> No.43008736

>>43008622
I STILL can't see a pistol.

>> No.43008740

>>43008486
[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

>> No.43008750

>>43008486
"We have three baselines to work with; Iowa who manifested her persona, Hamp who manifested his Hull then despawned it, and Akagi who still has her entire superstructure manifested. Have Hamp and Akagi share thoughts on the subject like grown adults and take notes."

>> No.43008758

For people debating the pros/cons of upgrading the sloops:

These aren't just ships that can be thrown in dock and have systems installed/upgraded. What happens when surgical procedures (like implanted organs or artificial bones) are performed and later rejected by the host?

>> No.43008760

>>43008486
>[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

>> No.43008761

>>43008736
Hint: the medic is holding it by the barrel.

>> No.43008771

... and this looks to be part of my intended writefaggotry getting Sendai'd.

>>43008486
>[X] Advise against it - Akagi was able to 'change' when it was needed. We should trust our ships more, like that Marine aviator trusted Akagi.
Cost:benefit analysis, people. The Levelling Effect already covers a lot of what the benefits might be, *without* the need to pay eight-figure price-tags for SeWaCo suites and modern munitions, and do we really *know* what this could cost? I'm not talking about the mere materials and equipment here, either.
What might doing this kind of upgrade *cost* our NBEs?
Can we afford to find out the hard way?

>> No.43008778

>>43008750
>>43008486
This is a surprisingly sane answer, lets try that first.

>> No.43008779

>>43008662
So test it out on Naka. If it fucks things up we don't lose much and if it works, hey she's back in the game.

>> No.43008785

>>43008750
Very reasonable choice.

I sure hope Hamp doesn't go smart-alecky with his mouth though. No telling what he might say to Akagi.

>> No.43008786

>>43008750
I like this.

>> No.43008794

>ITT; people who don't understand that massive modifications and modernization are a normal part of ships lives

The fuck is wrong with you people. They aren't going to sink because we gave them a SATNAV suite, or a new set of RADAR.

>> No.43008807

>>43008750
>>43008486
THIS

>> No.43008808

>>43008486
>[ ] Advise against it - Akagi was able to 'change' when it was needed. We should trust our ships more, like that Marine aviator trusted Akagi.

>> No.43008819

>>43008758
no

>> No.43008828

>[X] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.
>>43008794
Planefag questers are incredibly cowardly after they've just been burnt by Planefag, it's the natural course of the threads.

>> No.43008831

>>43008794
I can sort of see the concerns. I mean, yeah, they won't sink, but they might lose some of the voodoo that makes them do what they do.

>> No.43008832

we added radar to ari and bongo so non-invasive upgrades like radar should be good

>> No.43008836

>>43008794
Not the point, we are worried about messing with the magical stuff.

>> No.43008839

>>43008794
It's not about that man.

We're worried about how the Levelling Effect will be affected by hard modernization. Will it mess about their magical/mechanical-biological systems?

>> No.43008840

>>43008750

I'll back that too.

>> No.43008844

>>43008486
>[x] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

BUT be very conservative about this research. Use a ship that we WON'T need for any urgent matters just in case something happens and the ship needs to spend time in a hospital bed. See how they react to regular full-manifestation on command and look for any negative side-effects. Avoid landing normal aircraft on the shipgirls and boys until we can verify if bad things won't happen.

We're not just dealing with weapons here. We're dealing with living creatures and the living body is unpredictable as hell.

Also, don't let Iku know about this. You know she'll do anything and everything to have a bunch of men poking around inside her. and dats lewd mayn.

>> No.43008850

I'm not even sure what to vote here. It SEEMS pretty straightforward, upgrades are good.

Is "spooky ship magic" a convenient excuse for not scrapping obsolete and/or defective shipgirls, and by tinkering with their innards for good ends we're demystifying the process and paving the way for Shigure or Naka getting turned into +1 Vorpal 18 inch guns?

>> No.43008854

>>43008794
unless of course, doing so fucks up the SPOOKY MYSTERY Leveling Effect™ and renders them unable to transform back to human form OR stops allowing them access to SPOOKY MYSTERY INFINITE SUPPLY CACHE and suddenly we have to start using actual money-costing supplies to keep them stocked. These are NOT 'ships'. these are "shipgirls", and they are NOT the same thing.

>> No.43008859

>>43008758
Good luck as they're too busy stroking their upgrade boners

>> No.43008869

>>43008779

Ya know, she DOES trust us. We ought to reciprocate that some.

>> No.43008871

>>43008750
Supporting reasonable option

>> No.43008873

>>43008854
Translation: I am too much of a coward to try anything even remotely risky

>> No.43008874

>>43008758
>>43008794
>What happens when surgical procedures (like implanted organs or artificial bones) are performed and later rejected by the host?
>massive modifications and modernization are a normal part of ships lives
Congratulations. You guys figured out why this shit is so fucking confusing.

>> No.43008877

>>43008785
Are you kidding? You think Hamp is going to get pissy about us giving him better radar or something?

"Oh, you mean I can kill abyssals faster now? Nah, I'm afraid my head will explode or something. Even though that totally didn't happen when I first had Radar installed in '41. I'll just willingly stay in an inferior state."

>> No.43008886

>>43008439
I will fight you

>> No.43008897

>>43008750
I like it

>> No.43008898

>>43008486
Oi planefaggot >>43008750

>> No.43008900

VOTES CALLED

>> No.43008911

>>43008486
>Try it

BUT emphasize the need for volunteers only

>> No.43008914

>>43008750
Sounds good.

>> No.43008916

>>43008486
>[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.

>> No.43008920

We should equip all the shipsluts with nukes.

What could possibly go wrong?

>> No.43008921

>>43008750
This does sound good, we can make a better decision later, no hurry to do this right now.

>> No.43008933

>>43008750
>and Akagi who still has her entire superstructure manifested.

but she doesn't

>> No.43008944

>>43008877
No man. Sometimes Hamp can be too blunt at the most inopportune times. Look at Kirishima at the party.

>>43008886
Long-haired puchis a best

>> No.43008946

>>43008736
The barrel mostly blocks the view on the magazine due to the camera angle.

>> No.43008951

>>43008886

>> No.43008953

>>43008900
so are we fucked or not

>> No.43008959

Going back a bit, what type of Abyssal should we attempt to capture?

>> No.43008968

>>43008953
Oh, definitely.

>> No.43008972

Let's think about this. We'd obviously experiment on a less-than-useful shipgirl, like Naka, since who really cares if you break something and she can't resupply?

Of course, we'd learn a lot. Maybe we learn that spectral ship parts can be used to upgrade useful shipsluts.

So now, we have a handful of "broken", already obsolete shipgirls, and a process that turns them into upgrades for useful ships. What do you think is going to happen next?

>> No.43008973

Reminder that Iowa can theoretically summon her 1980's form at any time, which leaves her in possession of Tomahawks, STINGERS, CIWS, Drones, and a modern CIC/communications/navigation suite.


She came back in her WW2 form because she needed lots of GUNS GUNS GUNS at that moment to deal with the torpedo boats.

>> No.43008977

>>43008953
We were always fucked.

>> No.43008985

>>43008959
HOPPO

>> No.43008991

>>43008973
Says who?

>> No.43008995

>>43008959
Wo a cute and can't fight back well in CQC.

We should get a wo.

>> No.43009002

>>43008953
We're fucked, no doubt about that.

The only question is how deeply.

>> No.43009007

>>43008959
Destroyer.

Easy to disable, and relatively incapable of doing serious harm to larger ships (ignoring the errant torpedo, but hey thats war).

>> No.43009010

>>43008959
We should attempt to capture one of the more monstrous abyssals, for good ol' X-com style vivisections and autopsy, and a smaller humanoid abyssal for interrogation, seduction, standard PoW stuff.

>> No.43009014

>>43008959
we should try to seduce one of the BBs

>> No.43009016

>>43008959
The lightest ship possible, obviously.
People go "MUH HOPPO" but it's pretty clear we need something as controllable as possible.

>> No.43009025

>>43009002
And if we get lube or should bite the pillow.

>> No.43009028

>>43008995
No, you can't trust her

>> No.43009047

>>43008959
Ideally, a destroyer, or maybe a light cruiser.
But realistically, whichever we can hit and destroy the rudder on and then sweep clean of all guns without touching off their entire magazines.

>> No.43009048

>>43008995
She and Settle can have a canefight!

>> No.43009049

>>43008959

Oiler or supply ship first

>> No.43009050

>>43008959
Since they're like shipgirls, risen forms of ships and all that, we should probably go for one that isn't too famous, they might be less powerful, less well protected by the group.

>> No.43009051

>>43008973
Says the logic that shipsluts have access to the most advanced form of themselves.

You don't see Bongo strolling around in her 1912 form, or Arizona with Cage Masts, do you?

>> No.43009059

>>43008933
>but she doesn't
>Akagi ate the Hornet
>worry.jpg

>> No.43009080

>>43009059
Daily Reminder that Akagi is a gluttonous fiend.

>> No.43009081

GUYS

AREN'T WE BASICALLY JUST SAYING THERE JUST THINGS TO FUCK WITH AS WE PLEASE?

In front of Arizona too. We should honestly ask the shipfolk what they think of the idea before assuming they'll volunteer for it

>> No.43009090

>>43009059
>ate the Hornet
>not Put it up her arse

>> No.43009095

>>43009059
>Akagi ate the Hornet
If you're on a shipgirls hull when she demanifests does that mean you're assimilated into the fey crew?

>> No.43009104

>>43008953
always

>> No.43009112

>>43008959

A sub? easiest to contain.

>> No.43009118

>>43009050
So... one of their resupply ships?

>> No.43009132

>>43009095
does that mean batlead is part of the ship? part of the crew?

>> No.43009134

>>43009080
So is Kaga, Akagi's just more memetic about it.

>>43009081
>Planefag's fanbase
>good ideas

pick only one

>> No.43009136

>>43009081

The military has soldiers test out weapons all the time. That's a thing that happens. It's not an unreasonable or unprecedented request.

>> No.43009137

>>43009081
>[ ] Try it - you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try, and the possibilities are incredible.
>you're sure Hamp or someone else would volunteer to try
>would volunteer to try
>volunteer

>> No.43009144

>>43009118
We can't fuck a resupply ship!

>> No.43009146

>>43009118
>capture repair ship
>???
>get Akashi

>> No.43009153

>>43009132
I GOT A JAR OF DIRT~

>> No.43009161

>>43009081
So a volunteer force to upgrade to supersoldiers, but gene mod or machine mod in xcom?

>> No.43009171

>>43009081
Arizona is using her extremely heavily modified, modernized form from the early 30's. If she had come back in her original 1915 form, complete with cage masts, no AA guns and a shitload of really wet 5" mounts, you might have an argument.

And especially when dealing with Arizona, her sister Pennsylvania received even more extensive modernization during the war, adding a million AA guns, replacing all of her 5"/25-54 guns with 5"/38 DP turrets, and the addition of much more powerful radar.

These ships all have historical basis for modernization to some extent, and I don't think it would hurt them to receive it.

>> No.43009172

>>43009144
Mamiya, Irako and Hayasui say otherwise.

>> No.43009174

>>43009144
Was that a fucking challenge, anon?

>> No.43009181

>>43009081
welcome to the military

>> No.43009190

>>43009118
I like it. They are likely the most docile ones.

I bet the Canadians have tons of supply ship girls though. Who are herded by Canadian geeses.

>> No.43009191

>>43009081
GUYS

IF WE CAN FUCK WITH THEIR FULL SHIP FORMS, COULDN'T WE FIX ARIZONA'S BELL?

How about that chuckle fuck? Which implication do you think will hit her hardest?

>> No.43009212

Firefly99 on danbooru had this bit to say about Shoukaku:

"Kaga? For actual wartime contributions in IJN CVs, nothing came close to the Shoukaku-class. Everyone else got dropped out of the picture way too early (Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, Soryu) or arrived way too late (Unryuu-class, Taiho), or didn't show up at all (Shinano). For 2 years Shokaku-class were the only Fleet CVs against the ever growing USN Fast Carrier Task Force that got more, newer carriers with larger air wings loaded with newer, higher performing aircraft crewed by more and more experienced aircrews who were supported by the best logistics of any nation in the war."

In short, Shoukaku and her sister were underrated by the Kancolle devs... until now.

Source: http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/2140293

>> No.43009213

>>43009136

This is literally going up to some random grunt and assuming he would be fine with us grafting a bandolier into his chest. It's a lot different when we're talking about modifying their hulls and structures with no regards for what that might do to their human forms.

Either way, I feel like this is something that should come from the kanmusu, not us.

>> No.43009217

>>43009191
I still doubt it's the bell that's the cause of her silence.

>> No.43009219

>>43009191
Her bell and Graf Spee's rangefinder sitting in Argentina.

>> No.43009256

>>43009219
Uruguay, actually.

But also, General Belgrano when?

>> No.43009279

>>43009146
Who is that?

>> No.43009294

>>43009219
In the one piece of writefaggotry from last time, Graf said her rangefinder was still missing. Could she ask them to return it, or would that have to be done via some government agency?

>> No.43009298

>>43009279
Akashsi is the Jap repair-ship girl.

>> No.43009299

Every thread.

>> No.43009307

>>43009279
http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Akashi

>> No.43009322

>>43009171
>Implying this is the same

It's a lot different when they can speak and form their own opinions. We've already seen that some of the girls have bad reactions when exposed to basic tools like a power saw, for all we know we're pretty much asking them to mutilate themselves for power.

Planefag has spent most of these threads trying to nail in the fact that they're more than just ships or people and they have their own thoughts and fears that we can't anticipate because of that. We need to start trying to be more considerate about what makes them tick before this comes back to bite us in the ass. Again

>>>43009137
>You're sure
>sure
>assuming things for other people

>> No.43009323

>>43009294
>return islas malvinas

>> No.43009333

>>43009294
Government agency, and considering how much Germany wishes they weren't around to remind them of WWII, that may take a while. I'd think that she would've already requested that it be returned.

>> No.43009334

“I think it's worth a shot,” you offer. “I understand how you feel, Goto... but I want to give our girls every advantage we can, and as clever as those radar head-sets are, the seeker out of a Hellfire versus an AN/SPY-1 is like holding a candle up against the Sun. Even Bridgemaster sets work better than those little things do.”

Goto looks uncertain. “It's going to take some time to get in contact with the Navy department. Anything relating to summoning is highly classified, as you might well imagine. And then I'll need a ship willing to vol-”

Arizona's small hand is already in the air.

“Arizona?” you ask quietly. “Are you sure about this?”

She nods once, not looking at you.

“Arizona - your hull is still intact, and *visible,*-”

She cocks her head.

“It DOES matter!” you object - then catch yourself. Leaning in close, you speak so low that only she can hear you. “Arizona, you girls aren't just physical entities - that much is obvious to me. Your hull is still visible, a small part is still above water and it has a national memorial parked over it. It's not like Hamp, or anyone else who's hulls are ten fathoms deep and safely out of sight. This could be risky. This could *backfire.*”

Arizona nods curtly, her expression set - but she refuses to meet your eyes.

“It has to be done?”

She nods.

“Advantages outweigh, eh?”

Nods again.

“Arizona, you haven't been here a week and you're already carrying your weight,” you say gently, placing a hand on her shoulder and squeezing her gently. “There's *plenty* of safer bets. You don't have to do this.”

Arizona just stares straight ahead - it seems she's forgotten how to breathe...

... didn't Naka say something about -

- oh, *damn.*

[ ] She'll acquiesce if you press. Ask her to hold back.
[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009344

>>43009307
>>43009298
Ahhh thanks anons.

>> No.43009349

>>43009279
The single most useful ship we could get right now.

Skip all the speculation, leave the equipment upgrades to the expert.

>> No.43009357

>>43009279

Akashi is Best Grill.

>> No.43009361

It's 5:48, my body is on the verge of passing out and my brain is numb from engineering coursework. BUT FUCK THAT, KCQ WIRTEFAG WORK IS UP!

The conclusion to the battle of Portsmouth arc that took way too fucking long if FINALLY here!
>Part 3:
http://pastebin.com/uVt5KMwh
>Full pastebin (all parts)
http://pastebin.com/u/_Central/1/?o=a2

Now that that's posted, I'm off too bed. Goodnight, and don't let the abyssals bite!

>> No.43009362

>>43009334
>[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009364

>>43009334
She's a big girl, is Ari. Just let her know we care.

>> No.43009366

>>43009334
>[x] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009367

>>43009334
>[X] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.
Who dares, wins.

>> No.43009369

>>43009334
>[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>>43009322
See >>43009334

>> No.43009372

>>43009334
[X] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009385

>>43009334
>[X] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009387

>>43009334
>[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009388

>>43009334
>[x] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009389

>>43009334
>[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009390

>>43009334
>[x] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.
im scurd

>> No.43009391

>>43009334
DEATH FLAG RAISED OH BOY

>> No.43009392

>>43009364
For you

>> No.43009393

>>43009322
>ask shipslut if they want better AA guns, or more finely tuned radar.

Who the fuck is going to say no? Some traumatized Jap? Good thing those aren't our fucking ships to begin with.

US ships in particular generally had incredibly service lives. This included multiple radical modernization's during their service.

THIS IS NORMAL FOR THEM.

>> No.43009394

>>43009334
>[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009398

>>43009334
>[x] She'll acquiesce if you press. Ask her to hold back.

>> No.43009400

>[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>in before PF genderbends her

>> No.43009401

>>43009334
[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009407

>>43009334
[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

That said I'd rather we first spend our resources improving our other less-useful assets, but that's me and my obsession with leveling everybody mostly qually.

>> No.43009412

>>43009334
>[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009417

>>43009334
>[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009418

>>43009334
>[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009428

>>43009334
>Arizona gets a bigger stack

>> No.43009429

>>43009334
>[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009431

>>43009322
That "bad reaction" consisted of an angry Marine with an angle grinder doing his level best to scare the hell out of any shipgirl outside his door.

>> No.43009432

>>43009334
>[x] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009433

>[X] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

She needs the AA upgrade, among other things, but she's a national goddamn monument and this could go very wrong. I'd rather it be someone more... expendable, someone whose firepower we don't need quite as much, like Naka as if it really fucks up and they can't sortie properly anymore we won't lose as much, and if it works it boosts them into relevancy while the others get upgraded. But if a national goddamn monument wants an upgrade, that monument's getting a fucking upgrade.

>> No.43009434

またそのネタか

>> No.43009437

>>43009334
>... didn't Naka say something about -
>- oh, *damn.*
What?

>> No.43009439

>>43009334
>>[x] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

Let's try not to go overboard on this whole upgrade thing, alright?

>> No.43009452

>>43009334
[X] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

Hmmm. I appreciate her willingness to try.

>> No.43009456

>>43009334
Pennsylvania was fine following her modenizations. I don't see the fucking issue here.

>> No.43009462

>>43009334
>[X] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.
She's made her choice, and we need to respect it.
(Doesn't mean we have to like the risks involved even one tiny fucking bit.)

>> No.43009471

>>43009428
we know what she really wants

>> No.43009472

So, modern AA or modern radar?
Which should we experiment with first?

>> No.43009473

>>43009437
ari wubs teitoku

>> No.43009478

>>43009334
>[ ] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009481

>>43009361

>> No.43009482

>>43009437
Something about Arizona not breathing when Settle is talking to her IIRC.

>> No.43009486

>>43009393
> You're peripheral visions pretty shitty, do you want me to stick some eyeballs on the side of your head?

is this even real life?

>> No.43009487

>>43009433
The thing with her is that with what she has atm, trying to upgrade her might horribly backfire

>> No.43009490

>>43009456
because Penny wasn't a magical fusion of cute girl and warship when she got her modernization. Who knows how it will effect the spooky shipgirl magics? that's the worry at least.

>> No.43009498

>>43009472
Upgraded AA, modern radar.

Ari never got the upgraded AA suite her sisters did, but modern radar would make that even more potent.

>> No.43009499

>>43009472
I'm guessing Radar would be easier, but what the fuck do I know about modern naval equipment fuckin' nothin' that's what

>> No.43009503

>>43009472

Modern or upgraded Radar, and a similiar refit as her sister ship got in the war.

>> No.43009507

>>43009334
>[X] She's not a child. Just make it clear that her volunteering scares you.

>> No.43009509

Which upgrade would you give Ari?

>> No.43009513

>>43009437
Naka pointed out to Settle that Arizona literally stops breathing if Settle's touching her.
I'll leave the implication to you.

>> No.43009514

>>43009456
Arizona's hull, the one that was sunk in 1941, has a memorial built on top of it. We're about to go messing around with her manifesting a full-size hull so we can stick modern radar on it. What's going to happen to the one in Pearl Harbor?

>> No.43009521

>>43009434
止める。

>> No.43009522

>>43009486
more along the lines of "your pistol sucks and is obsolete, here have a better one so you can actually fucking be useful"

>> No.43009523

The salt will be delicious if Arizona is unable to transform back into her human form after they finish sticking the new crap on her.

>> No.43009524

>>43009472
Can we have a battleship the bane of all CAGs?

>> No.43009527

>>43009437
AI YO

>> No.43009529

>>43009486
Not that anon but i'd like some improved vision.

>> No.43009532

>>43009522
If the pistol was part of their arm.
I never asked for this.

>> No.43009537

>>43009334
[X] She'll acquiesce if you press. Ask her to hold back.

Ari pls

>> No.43009542

Just use period tech for major revisions. A few Bofors, or new 5" turrets won't hurt anyone.


Look, we even have a fucking schematic.

>> No.43009547

>>43009527

>> No.43009552

>>43009523
you fool don't give him ideas

>> No.43009553

>>43009471
i KNEW it

>> No.43009556

>>43009522
>Putting a new radar/AA suite on ship
>handing someone a pistol

Completely the same thing

>> No.43009558

>>43009532
But it isn't. It's part of her outfit that only shows up when she goes into shipform.

>> No.43009561

>>43009486
I'd do it.

>> No.43009567

>>43009434

>> No.43009577

>>43009558
and what happens if, after giving her new bits in shipform, she can't go back to human form?

>> No.43009580

>>43009556
We have the technology. We can make her better than she was. Better, stronger, faster.

>> No.43009584

>>43009556
Considering the fact that battleships regularly got rid of secondary guns for use as shore batteries and then just went and got new ones back at base, pretty much.

>> No.43009587

>>43009523
That'd be really stupid to go that direction but, the thought had crossed my mind.

>> No.43009595

>>43009471
Thicker belt armor?

>> No.43009599

>>43009577
There is nothing in this story that would imply that this is a thing that would happen. At all.

>> No.43009608

>>43009532
Shit the fuck up Jensen, you can survive jumping off buildings, see through walls, run really fucking fast, punch through walls, turn invisible and more.

I'd trade my balls for that.

>> No.43009616

>>43009523
Nah if you want actualy salt make it so that fucking with ship grills fucks with them internally and it makes her hate Settle/go abyssal cuz bullshit magic reasons.

>> No.43009620

>>43009599
and there's nothing to say it WONT happen either. It's literally all up in the air

>> No.43009623

>>43009580
Don't you think about if you SHOULD or not?

>> No.43009626

Hokay! I'm crashin fast so I'm gonna call the thread for tonight. In the next few days I need to drive downstate and upstate and hither and yon a lot, so I'm not 100% on my schedule for next week, but I'll try to hit my usual threads and free up an extra day soon to try and make up for the sick days!

THANKS FOR PLAYIN, WE GOT WRITEFAGS INCOMIN

>> No.43009631

>>43009486
>he hasn't heard of retards implanting magnets under their skin

>> No.43009632

>>43009514
My guess, it disappears until she unmanifests it. Meanwhile, the US panics because it's missing.

>> No.43009637

>>43009556
>>43009486
>>43009532
>>43009577
Guys chill your paranoia. In case you forgot, Yamato already took one of her guns off and handed it to Hate.
It's clear the guns aren't an integral part of the shipgirl, even if it can be less or more troublesome to fix depending on design.

>> No.43009638

>>43009599

We've also never even spoken about anything this deep. The closest is handing Arizona/Kongo some headgear.

PF could just be waiting for our collective anus to unpucker before he strikes.

>> No.43009639

>>43009361
... some technical details that I need to discuss with you, the next time I see you. Nonetheless, a phenomenally well-done piece.

>> No.43009643

>>43009472
CIWS.

Phalanxes are basically bolt-on-and-go. Bolt it down, plug in the power and water lines, and bob's your uncle - they'll defend the ship autonomously. No FCS or central computer weirdness.

>> No.43009649

>>43009616
>if you want salt
Make the Ari fapfic canon.

>> No.43009651

It would have been a normal morning, if not for the delivery of a TV far bigger than I needed to my room. I had insisted I ordered no such thing and had tried to refuse it, until it was pointed out to me that apparently they had been purchased for every room.

“Oh, isn't this impressive Shiranui?

It covered up some of my photographs when mounted on the bureau.

“I didn't really need this...”

Ooi seems oblivious to my response, her eyes lit up with excitement as she turns the television on, marveling at the picture quality and sound. It's a complete change from her countenance only a few days earlier. I don't regret my decision. Ooi is clicking through the channels before leaving it on a music channel.

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv9NSR-2DwM]

I remember her face vividly. It was more than one of sadness, it was one of complete defeat. Like she had given up on life. In retrospect I never really had a choice; to turn her away would be morally wrong thing to do. I regret asking her such a blunt and insensitive question. I never want to see such a face on her again. She... Ooi... Ooi was the first person to ever give me a present. Well, maybe that's not entirely true. Kagerou has given things to me before, but I can't really describe why it's different. Perhaps it's that Kagerou is more of family than anything else, our ship class's big sister. I never expected anything in return for the meager assistance I had provided to Ooi that day. Yet there she was, handing me a gift. I knew at that moment, I had to reach out, to establish a connection with her; a friendship. Kagerou always told me that I needed to spend more time with others. I never understood her reasoning at the time, but maybe now I can see what she was getting at.

It was a peaceful morning.

- - -

>> No.43009657

You guys know that if something goes wrong, we can just take it off again right?

>> No.43009662

>>43009626
Since people seem to be linking to Pastebins directly I'll follow suit!
An Appeal to Sanity
Warning: Very salty UN SecGen incoming
http://pastebin.com/qSL5qA86

>> No.43009663

>>43009631
>Not wanting to feel electromagnetic waves

>> No.43009669

>>43009523
Uh, their human bodies do not go away when they manifest their big ships.

>> No.43009671

>>43009626
Thanks for running planefag! I hope to have part 2 of the fic ready by next time.

>> No.43009674

>>43009651
The morning passed by. I could almost describe it as idyllic. I went over to bathroom mirror and straightened out my ribbon. “Do you wish to go to lunch now, Ooi?” I called to her over the TV.

“Oh! Yeah. That sounds good.”

We leave my [our] room into the stunning midday sun.

“Chikuuumaaa~, Chikuuumaaaaa~” Tone's distinct voice calls out from below. They must have been released this morning. We take the stairs down the to the ground floor to see Tone and Chikuma both in swimwear, sitting on lawn-chairs out in the sun. I don't really get it. Chikuma raises her sunglasses to look over at her sister. “What is it, Tone nee-san?”

“I would like... a square watermelon.”

“Eh? Watermelons are always round though.”

“Well, usually, but I saw a square watermelon, they exist for sure!”

“Tone Nee-san... Are you lying to me?” Chikuma tilts her head forward to peer at Tone.

“Tsh! Of course not, I wouldn't lie to my sister. I was enlightened to the existence of square watermelons from the television!” Tone exclaims this proudly, as if nothing could prove her wrong.

I decided to try and help clear things up. “You can't just take everything you see on the television as fact.”

Tone stands up to look at me and points her thumb at her chest. “I will not be doubted! It was a not an illusion! They were being sold at a market. I saw it during one of those advertisements. You know, the ones that are interrupted by some silly drama or cartoon occasionally.”

“What's so special about a square watermelon anyway?” Ooi asks.

>> No.43009677

>>43009626
Good night, Demetrious. See you later!

>> No.43009690

>>43009434
>ネタか
The hell is a netaka?

>> No.43009691

>>43009677
>demetrious
Who?

For that matter who are you. You writefag?

>> No.43009692

>>43009567
NO ZAKU BOY!

>> No.43009702

>>43009674

Tone's antics pause for a moment, the boilers in her head going at full steam. “Kkhhh! Gaaah... Well they must be amazing! And delicious! Why else would they be so expensive?” Chikuma steps infront of Tone, grabing both her hands; prompting Tone to look up at her sister. “I'll be sure to do my best to get it for you, Tone nee-san”

“Chii- Chiiikuuumaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!”

My attention isn't towards the two aviation cruisers, rather what's behind them. A submarine with a short mop of peach hair carrying what appears... to... be... a square-ish watermelon. Ooi nudges me slightly

“Oh my, Shiranui, is that what they're talking about?”

Before I can tell her the mistake she's just made, Tone and Chikuma both turn their heads to see the cubical fruit.

“Eh?” “Ah...”

The submarine notices the deathly gazes she's receiving and turns her head to face the two cruisers. “W-w-what do you want from me, dechi?”

“There it is Chikuma! It does exist! I must have some!” Tone wastes no time standing around and immediately sets off towards the submarine

“N-NOOOOOO LEAVE ME ALONE DECHIII” Goya herself sprints off away from the approaching cruiser, still tightly hugging the watermelon.

“Tone nee-saan! Wait for me!” Chikuma calls after her sister.

- - -

We got our food and found seats across from a glum looking Yuudachi, an expression very unusual for her. She barely acknowledges us as we greet her. Ooi's looking at me and flicks her eyes towards Yuudachi. Ah. I see. “Uhm, Yuudachi. Is everything alright?” I ask her. She stops eating her potatoes for a moment.

“Kinda [tlnote: poi]. It's just Shigure. She's... not doing alright.”
“Oh, unfortunate. Do you need help with anything?”
“No, it's fine.”

>> No.43009703

>>43009691
no, he's just a somewhat-bothersome avatar/namefag, also demetrious is planefag's IRC nick.

>> No.43009704

>>43009691
>This new

I bet you still have the plastic on you too

>> No.43009706

TIME FOR MORE GRAF UND FRIENDS!

This time with Herr Jimmy.

Presenting "The Fulda Gap": http://pastebin.com/8kipu9A9

>> No.43009719

>>43009649
No that only encourages fucking waifu fags.

>> No.43009724

>>43009702
Well, seems like that's it then. I'm about to bite into my lunch when I feel an impact on my shin. “Oww...” Did Ooi do that? I take a look at her and she's giving me this incredulous look. I shrug and quietly whisper “What?” to her. She just rolls her eyes at me. I don't get it. She leans over the table a bit to talk to Yuudachi.

“Does this have something to do with Kitakami? I know she was was b-” Yuudachi interupts her.
“She was there, but It wasn't really her fault, poi.”
“What happened?” Ooi asks back.
“Eh, why don't you just talk to Kitakami?” Yuudachi sounds a bit annoyed. Ooi looks a little unsure of how to follow up. “Well, I just wanted the whole story.” Yuudachi seems to be appeased by that answer and takes a mouthful of food in before replying back. “She was attacked by some of those annoying dogs the Americans brought over. Ended up hiding in a tree threatening to... kill herself. I think Kitakami and the yankee admiral tried to help her out. I guess it wasn't a very sturdy tree as it ended up breaking and knocking Shigure out. I'm not entirely sure where she is now.”

Ooi looks relieved. I guess she didn't want Kitakami to be responsible for that altercation? “I hope you can clear things up with her, Yuudachi.”
“ Yeah, thanks.”

That short conversation ended up being all that was spoken until Yuudachi left, having already been about halfway through her meal when we first sat down. Ooi is the first to say something: “I'm really glad Kitakami didn't do anything bad. I guess I'm just being presumptuous again.”
“I'm surprised you can care about her even now.” The screech of fork on plate.
“I... I could never hate her.” Comes Ooi's carefully measured voice.


I'm not very good at this sort of thing.


- - -

>> No.43009726

>>43009703
>namefags
>doesn't writefag

Oh, so he's just an idiot then. thanks /k/ripple.

>> No.43009728

>>43009626

>> No.43009736

>>43009691
Deme is one of the names planefag has written under, specifically when writing A Wizard is You over on Touhou Project (Which is pretty great, go read it)
And Bentus is just a low-key RPfag.

>> No.43009744

here's a little something I've been working on with the help of a certain drawfag. I hope y'all enjoy

>> No.43009748

>>43009724
As we exist the defac we both stand on the concrete steps for a moment, surveying the area. An average amount of traffic for late afternoon it seems. I notice Ooi seems to be looking down... around at my hand? When I try and make eye contact with her she seems to find something interesting in the opposite direction. I take the lead down the steps, and I hear the sounds of Ooi's footsteps behind me. We pass by a few familiar faces walking on the sidewalk, including a frustrated looking Zuikaku, who had asked us if we had seen her sister. Her face seemed to grow more gaunt and distressed when we told we had not seen Shoukaku around. I'm watching a few sailors argue across the street as we continue towards our housing when I notice Ooi has stopped moving. I notice the reason why she stopped soon enough. About 50 meters away I see the unmistakable olive green uniform on a girl, the same one as Ooi's. “I'm going to talk to her.” She says suddenly, walking forward. The two figures stop about 10 meters infront of me, well within hearing distance. Those two have always been together, but probably never like this; a confrontation. “Hello Kitakami!” Comes Ooi's cheeful voice. Kitakami doesn't even turn to look at her, stopping perpendicular to Ooi.

“What do you want?”
Ooi isn't put off by her curt response. “I just wanted to see how you were doing.”
“Do you have anything important to tell me?” Kitakami almost sounds bored, still not looking at Ooi.
“I'm sorry for causing trouble earlier, but I just wanted to know if maybe... we could go have lunch together tomorrow? We could even go o-”
“No.” Kitakami finally turns to look at Ooi. “You've already found someone else to leech off of. Why are you trying to bother me still?”

>> No.43009750

Hamp 'n Harder: Roommate Adventures

Episode 1:

Hamp moves all of Harder's 90s detritus to his half of the room. Harder is angered by this. Hamp sips coffee.

Episode 2:

Field day in the barracks. Hamp and Harder start to get along better as they work together cleaning, until Hamp convinces Harder to try riding the floor buffer. Warcrimes-chan down the hall mixes ammonia and bleach.

Episode 3:

Hamp and Harder are kept awake at night by the sobbing/shouting/endless meaningless noise coming from the torpedo cruisers upstairs. Harder plots elaborate revenge. Hamp sticks cotton balls in his ears and goes to sleep.

Episode 4:

Harder gets fed up with Hamp's smug bullshit, declares him to be the worst roommate. Harder loudly announces that if any other stupid fuckers want to deal with living with Hamp, they are welcome to try. Shipgirls line up around the block, Naka included.

>> No.43009761

Batlead when?

>> No.43009765

>>43009744
it helps if i remember the link
http://pastebin.com/i853J7bZ

>> No.43009773

>>43009744
Holeee schitt
dayum girl

>> No.43009793

>>43009744
>>43009765
ROLL TIDEEEE

>>43009761
Wait, was this commissioned?

>> No.43009795

poi

>> No.43009798

>>43009744
Cute

>> No.43009802

>>43009748

Ooi is trying hard to keep it together, her legs shaking. “But we... I don't know what... I still l-”
“We're through.” Ooi's body goes limp, her hands that she held to her chest dangle, her head slumped down. Kitakami starts to walk away from her coming towards me.

Her face... [no] It's just like before. My fists and jaw clench tight, my vision blurs all but Kitakami. Why? Why is she doing this. [I let Ooi make that face again] I don't even remember the kind of expression Kitakami had on. As she passes I hold out my hand, blocking her path. Kitakami furors her eyebrows, looking at me. “What do YOU want?”

“Why are you doing this?” My voice is louder than I expected.
“Huh?” Not defiant, but confused.
“I don't know the details of your falling-out with Ooi. But I do know that she has not said a single negative thing about you.”
“...And?”
“AND yet you treat her like she is nothing, merely a piece of garbage that happened to roll in front of your path. She clearly still cares a lot about you, yet you can't even show her a modicum of respect?”
There's no quick witty comeback from Kitakami, a look nearing remorse shows on her features.
“It doesn't really matter.” Her response does nothing to quench me. As I take a step forward Kitakami also steps back in turn. My voice drops to an intense whisper. “Until you can apologize to her, I don't want you anywhere near her.” She doesn't reply aside from a skeptical look. I continue on, “You will not be near her, you will not let her see or hear you, and you will certainly not talk to her at all. Do you understand?”
“You're joking, right?”
I repeat myself slowly. “Do. You. Understand?”
“And what are you going to do if I don't?”
“I will remove you from the area.”

>> No.43009812

>>43009744
WHO THE FUCK DRAWS THESE

THIS IS CLEARLY THE LEXINGTON GUY

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU HAVE ACCESS TO HIM

>> No.43009813

>>43009793
Nope, I was just looking through the F/A-18 tag on pixiv.

>> No.43009814

>>43009748
>a frustrated looking Zuikaku, who had asked us if we had seen her sister. Her face seemed to grow more gaunt and distressed when we told we had not seen Shoukaku around.

Shiiiiiiit. We need to figure out what's happening with Best Crane.

>> No.43009817

Well, since it seems like a lot of others are pastebinning tonight, I'll toss my hat into the ring, too, with a sample of what the American public woke up to in the news media the day AFTER Day Zero:

http://pastebin.com/1nyVdAA6

>> No.43009822

>>43009802

For the first time in our meeting Kitakami's demeanor turns serious. We lock gazes and the world outside us seems to stop. If there were sakura petals blowing in the wind it would be the beginning of a cliché samurai duel. Her hands tense up, betraying a will to fight. I ready my left hand to draw the concealed stiletto I carry on my hip, for an occasion such as this. I won't be baited into attacking first.

But the attack never comes, Kitakami's shoulders slump down, and she mutters something inaudible before moving around me. The only thing I hear from her is a “Fine.” as she walks past [strike her].

- - -

I don't remember the journey back to our room. All I remember is grabbing Ooi's hand and almost pulling her along. She's sitting on the edge of the lower bunk, eye's glazed over. I need... to do something... nngh. I suddenly feel a little nauseous and hot. I go into the bathroom and flip the light on, revealing my flushed face in the mirror. I rip my neck ribbon off, and take off my vest before unbuttoning a few of my shirt's top buttons. It's not until I splash water on my face do I realize how quickly I'm breathing. I look at my reflection, taking deep breathes until I feel a sense of calm again. I don't understand. These are all... Post combat stress symptoms. I've been in pitched battles before and never felt this way. Why now?

I walk back into the other room. Ooi's in the same place. I can't just do nothing.

>> No.43009825

>>43009744

>> No.43009833

>>43009813
Yeah, I noticed after I looked at the picture that it wasn't actually the colors of the Bats on that lead Hornet.

>> No.43009835

>>43009817
FOR THE LAST TIME RICHARD, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YAMATO'S ASS

>> No.43009843

>>43009822
Maybe I should talk about something?



Oh, I'm going to put a mark in the rug with all this pacing.

I clear my throat, guess I'll just talk about... “You know, I've always thought myself as a weapon. I thought it was obvious, we're still warships after all.” Still no response from Ooi. “But I still recognized the duality of my situation. Normal weapons don't have the same kind of will or choices like we do. That's why I turned to history... I tried to find some sort of... moral compass.”

I'm just rambling at this point. But I don't know what else to do.

“I don't really know if I learned anything useful.” I took a seat next to Ooi, the bed bouncing slightly. Maybe silence was best? It was a few minutes before anything else happened.

“Kitakami was the first person I met.” Ooi's voice is quiet at first, but grows in intensity as she continues on. “I just remember being on a beach, looking for anyone, and then she was there. She grabbed my hands and told me that she would watch out for me and teach me. I felt like I knew her name before she even said anything. We did everything together. Kitakami was never unkind to me. Yet... something happened. Someone changed. Maybe both of us. I eventually I got to know more and more people. I felt that Kitakami was somehow stagnating. Like that once I was able to take care of myself she lost her purpose. I wanted to repay her. For both of us to be happy. Maybe I was too pushy...” Ooi's tone turns to one of anger and annoyance. “Kitakami seemed to react to everything with either apathy or dislike! I can't even remember the last time we... held hands.” Ooi leans back on the bed, bouncing her legs off the side. “It's so pathetic, but even now I wish we were still together. Even though I'm next to someone who probably cares just as much as she did. I guess I'm just a selfish girl.”

>> No.43009846

>>43009833
Bat lead get!

>> No.43009853

>>43009814
nigger it's a side story. unless it's Planefag writing never assume anything is canon. Fair enough, most stuff is declared it, but until it is clear never assume.

>> No.43009867

>>43009744
That fucking detail on the guns

what the fuck, I can't even stare at the tits, I'm too busy looking at the guns

hawawawawawawa

>> No.43009886

>>43009662
so much concern

>> No.43009888

>>43009843

What is she talking about?

Is she talking about me? Guhnuinuinui... Just keep cool.

“I don't mind... indulging you.” Like that? [Yeah] Perfect.

Ooi shoots up, sitting up straight, looking right at me, redder than a fresh apple. “D-don't joke around like that...”

- - - -
Ooi's mood quickly improved after that. I have to get ready for my own... private sortie. They put on camoflague for land operations right? Music drifts into the bathroom from the speakers. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KeWr8WPQ_s] I take some of the black facepaint and streak it across my forehead and nose.

“Shiranui that isn't how you use make-up. Do you need some help?” I jump a little bit. I didn't know she was over my shoulder.

“N-no I don't need... I'm not putting on make-up. It's... concealment. I'm going on a-uh. Sneaking mission. The use of stealth is required.”
And that's the end of the first Nui chapter.

I think I'll write Murakumo special #2 next. Don't really have a lot planned though.

All my stuff is here: http://pastebin.com/u/CrixM

>> No.43009889

>>43009846
>Yokosuka this is Batlead, permission to buzz the tower
>Negative Batlead the pattern is... Wait, we don't have a to--SHITSHITSHITSHIT

>> No.43009913

>>43009886
Well what can you do?

I figured the KCQ-verse's version of the SecGen survived a major conflict that the Security Council could've handled if they cooperated more.

>> No.43009919

>>43009706
>Little frigate-girls wearing hockey jerseys
>Newfoundland dog anti-sub corvettes scaring the shit out of U-boat girls
>From an "inner circle(jerk)" writefag

>> No.43009951

>>43009853

I'm fairly certain torpedosluts is completely canon

>> No.43009989

You know, of all the ships that would volunteer for upgrades, I thought Naka would have been one of the first.

>at Sendai's urging
>wary of her own slow healing
>underestimating her own value

>> No.43010007

>>43009989
too bad she wasn't in the room

>> No.43010029

>>43009919
Don't forget making friends.

>> No.43010045

>>43010029
Gib more Ontario
And I might get around to making a speech from the Chief of the Canuck Defense forces if you do

>> No.43010047

>>43009919
>this salty

>> No.43010048

>>43009744
I fucking knew SoDaks were fat, but jeeeesus

>> No.43010067

>>43010047
I don't think he's salty

>> No.43010072

>>43010045
Working on Ontario.

Also request you use the Governor General. I'm using General Vance.

>> No.43010082

>>43010047
>Picture where everybody is celebrating and happy
>salty
Little bit of assburgers there bud?

>> No.43010097

>>43009765
>>43009744
if Alabama comes back please let it be like this
she is fucking hilarious

>> No.43010103

>>43010067
He's savory?

>> No.43010108

>>43010072
The Sovereign's representative? Okay then~
Guess I'll have to make use of the Peace Tower after all~

>> No.43010111

>>43010103
maybe he's sweet. there ain't no telling

>> No.43010124

>>43010097
if PF decides he wants her to, that's fine. I'm just having fun with it

>> No.43010138

>>43010108
You do what you want man.

He's the civilian in command of the Canadian armed forces anyway, so he'd be the speech man.

>> No.43010150

>>43009853
>>43009951
It is.

>> No.43010158

>lexington drawfag will never draw your shipfu

why even live

>> No.43010183

>>43010158
Nein, kamerad!
Believe in the drawfag that believes in you!

>> No.43010223

>>43009702
>[tlnote: poi]
stop that

>> No.43010248

>>43010150
If Crix can be canon, anyone can be.

>> No.43010252

>>43009361
witnessed

>> No.43010270

>>43010248
a goal we all dream for

>> No.43010276

>>43010270
Preach, brutha

>> No.43010307

>>43009744
>>43009765
did you pay money for this?

>> No.43010329

Ari is lewd.

>> No.43010337

>>43009765
to play as Iowa again?

ha

>> No.43010363

>>43009765
Interesting short, pretty nice. Imagine her jumping out of the cake in Under Seige.

>> No.43010416

>>43009361
BY OUR DEEDS WE HONOR HIM
VLSVLSVLS

>> No.43010504

>>43010363
>>43010337
>>43010097
>>43009793
I'm glad y'all liked it. I hope to have more soon

>> No.43010526

>>43010504
Looking forward to it man. Always great to have more writefags around.

>> No.43010578

>>43010526
Apparently the people who made Arizona and all the other USN ships are branching out a bit.

>> No.43010593

>>43010578
>Russkie shipgirls from Morgane
Wow, that's unexpected...

>> No.43010615

>>43009744
>>43009765
I love how bubbly and cheerful 'Bama is. It's such a refreshing change of pace.

>> No.43010729

>>43010578

>Soviet Shipgirl
>not Soviet ShipBOY

I mean, come ON. The Reds even referred to them all in the masculine...

>> No.43010748

>>43010729
to be fair, North Hampton is a dude here, and ours are female

>> No.43010774

>>43010729
>>43010748
Probably best not to think too hard about it.

>> No.43010777

>>43010223
Eehhhhh?

>> No.43010790

>>43010777
poi

>> No.43010912

>>43010729
Not quite. In Russian, the gender of a ship depends on the gender of its name. If the name has no specific gender, the pronouns default to masculine.

>> No.43011221

>Arizona manifests her hull, and her wreck vanishes
>The memorial is still there, and now instead of a reminder of loss it's a tombstone to an empty grave, a reminder that the heroes of our past stand with us once more
>Her hardware gets upgraded, making her all that much more effective
>She can drag us to the admiral's quarters in her stern and make sure we'll need our cane in the morning
I see no downsides to this plan

>> No.43011229

>>43011221
Arijesus?

>> No.43011246

>>43011221
>She can drag us to the admiral's quarters in her stern and make sure we'll need our cane in the morning

>> No.43011283

Important question: Did Akagi still have her Outfit manifested while she was on her own deck? Or was it just her clothes? The latter would strongly suggest that the hardware of their outfits is the same as in their manifested hulls, which we can be reasonably certain is distinct from their wrecks what with the varying levels of equipment some of the girls have

>> No.43011540

>>43009867
The joke writes itself, but I get what you mean.

>> No.43011553

>>43011221
If Arizoba's hull disappears from Pearl, what happens to the bodies still inside?
Does Pearl get a sudden case of the skeletons?

>> No.43011563

>>43011553
spooky halloween special soon

>> No.43011577

>>43011553
The same thing that happened to all the sea life and rust and sharks and horrifying deep-sea vore monsters that were in Akagi and Hamp's hulls, probably
>>43011563

>> No.43011593

>>43011577
Not Deep Sea. She's in shallow water.

>> No.43011615

>>43011593
Yes, my point is that Akagi and Hamp didn't manifest as vessels fit for Davey Jones, so Arizona probably won't manifest as skeleton hell

>> No.43011854

Awright, now that I'm back for work let's do a post-thread review
>Dogs contained without further incident
Good. Assuming Hate isn't incompetent, he'll investigate how they escaped their kennel and prevent it from happening again. The Shigure discussion with Goto is on the to-do list
>Indoor ghillie suit
Too weird to live and too rare to die
>Delinquents asking KTKM for an autograph
Very cute
>Wainright sending us more vaguely urgent 'pls respond' texts
He needs to learn to give us summaries over the phone, christ. I'm going to assume it's about Naka but getting in touch with him is also on the to-do list
Still, going to the meeting was probably the best choice. Unless he's literally been fending off Yaks with his sleepy stick for several hours, but I somehow doubt that.
>Bringing Arizona into the meeting with us
+2 'avoided emotionally whiplashing the girl some more today' points. +4 'awkwardness with Thomas' points. +10 to Goto's troll potential, he's familiar with 'the battleship thing'
She also kept us from going full fucking 'Nam at the sight of the intel photos, which is good. Her eagerness to volunteer for refit does seem to have rushed our timetable on that path of exploration though.
>Implying that Arizona didn't use our CAC card to read our AAR from Los Angeles
laughing_dysfunctional_torpedo_dykes.jpg
>The logistics realization is important
Aw shit. It's too soon to see how the decision to wait and see will play out. It might result in death and panic, but it also might save us from dedicating resources to an unnecessary front.
>Remember this straya post
m8
>Capture attempt instead of tailing
I... I think this was the right call, for now. For one, this is a much saner plan than we were all assuming- forcing an outnumbered abyssal aground is a sight more realistic than CQCing and Fultoning one.
cont.

>> No.43011863

>>43011854

Also, I think that tailing an Abyssal is suicidally risky. Under Bonin we learned that Abyssal subs are ridiculously capable, both in their doctrine and in their equipment. Our subs are the best-equipped for that sort of mission, sure, but that might not be enough. Especially if they have undersea bases, since those would have no real-world analogues and should probably be stuffed to the gills with means to repel submerged threats. And the nature of submarine communications means that it's basically an all-or-nothing sneaking mission. Also planefag was looking up a lot of scary submarine weapons in the irc a couple months back and I'm still spooked
>Shipgirl manifesting refits
Even ignoring refits at all, these implications of the Leveling Effect are HUGE for joint operations. As for refits, obviously it's too soon to tell. And as I mentioned, Arizona might be rushing us a bit on this issue, but we'll see.
I doubt there's much discussion left to be had at this stage, but it'll go in the archive at least.

>> No.43011956

>>43007180
As far as the upgrade thing goes, I doubt it would be too bad. At least not WORST CASE SCENARIO bad. At worst, the girl in question (Arizona) might get like some kind of weird form of indigestion or heartburn due to incompatibility. And on this I am thinking mostly of electronic hardware variety. Like, if we just plug-and-play it, her old electrical system might not be good/powerful enough. Then again, refitting her with new generators and power lines might require months of work. But in the end, probably just time consuming and tedious, probably not life-threatening to Arizona.

The real question we need to be asking is: can we afford for her to be offline for however long it will take to refit her?

>> No.43012309

Fuckshits, I missed the thread? Time to hit the archives I guess...

>> No.43012744

>>43009481
Oh shit! Someone included what I wrote! Holy crap!

I feel special... And like I should write more. Has anyone called dibs on HMS Victory yet?

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