How many of you have also come to terms the best way to live out our fantasies is to join the Navy or Air Force? Also, post aircraft and ships.
Only /m/ thing I can relate to is how you slowly lose your sanity working at a secluded base in the outskirts of the city.
I did join the Air Force, but I'm not going to pretend that it'll be easy to become a pilot.
Only commissioned officers can become pilots in the Air Force, so I'll need to get a Bachelor's degree before I can apply for OTS.
Then I'd have to apply for pilot and hope I get lucky with how competitive the slots are. That assumes I'd even be qualified to fly at all, since I wear glasses.
So, several years in short.
I have a flatfoot and used to be fat 2 years ago.
I have already crossed the age limit,so I can't join Airforce in my life.
Same for Navy and Army.
Later,I tried for the country's space program.
Fucked up the entrance test.
Now, as a NEET with worth less engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics,I am doomed to rat race to get a well paying job so that I can buy mecha plamo and merchandise.
That's all I can do in my life.
Way back in the day I wanted to join the navy. Officer, of course, my dad's a retired officer, wanted to live up to that. Then when I got older I realized it wasn't the right choice for me. I'm politically the opposite of the majority of military types (hell, so is my dad, but he's an outgoing white guy, I'm a quiet half-Asian. easier for a liberal like him to get on in that line of work than a liberal like me), and my mindset isn't "military" in the right ways. The lifestyle in general wasn't really what I wanted either (moving around a lot is fine, but I'm not a fan of the hours, the training, and a more regimented life).
...Not to mention the impending retirement of the F-14 back then. So yeah. Took a different path, probably for the better.
I'm not in military, but I live in a country with mandatory conscription so literally every male who isn't retarded or handicapped is part of the army (depite 95% of them get exempted from the draft, not having any kind of training, and the ones who do basically spend their time weeding the quarters).
I'm somewhat fit and can drive so if we ever get to war I'm probably getting a 3-week boot camp and being put to drive an APC or something
>join Air Force due to love of /m/
>become fighter pilot
>get an order for you and two other fighters to strike a terrorist base
>flying over the ocean
>forget what's happening and start hallucinating
>radio the other pilots
>"CHAAANGEE GETTAAA ONE"
>fly right into the back of one of the other jets
It reminded me of the time I was playing Ace combat.
I always felt distracted or simply in a trance state after a while during long distance missions.
It made me realize how it would be if I try to fly an aircraft IRL.
>tfw still have a decade to shape up my life and be a Navy nerd
Too bad my "it prints money" compsci degree hasn't actually gotten me a job yet.
Oh I guess having BRAIN PROBLEMS(tm) might not help either.
I want to join the army after the university, but I doubt that my bad sight would allow me to join the Air Force.
I've heard a story about one soviet myope pilot, who managed to fool the health comission for many years. He has learned the sight test chark by heart and he was allowed to stay and participate in the airplane tests.
>Navy or Air Force
Join the Army you pussy.
Having been conscripted into an artillery-hunting radar unit before, I guess it's kind of like a very realistic Getter Robo since the really old-ass radars take at least three vehicles to set up and unit members are separated into three teams.
We just don't shout CHANGE GETTER and there is always only one arrangement.
But my fantasy is Tactical Surface Fighters so I am still not, and will, never live it.
It happened in a flash. Suddenly your mind empties and there is nothing but the hollow ringing of silence. Like a crash of distant thunder, a sound fills your consciousness. It calls to your soul, reinvigorating your entire body. Its message is clear and all doubt leaves your mind. You know exactly what you must do. With a voice that seems to shatter time itself,
"GAN GAN GAN GAN!"
Recalling it, I think it actually might fall apart without him. Or not, but he sure as hell made the daily processes smooth as fuck.
Rather than Musashi, he's more like Ryu Jose except if Ryu Jose was a top-class pilot and knew everything about the RX-78-2 up to and including the screw model used in the access panel for cockpit lighting and how far its sensors could scan in specific weather conditions. He knew his radar(s) better than Newtypes could sense others. I've never seen him in panic, either, just "on fire" and "relaxed". Though, calling him by either namesake is a massive misnomer considering he lost 20kg during basic and never gained it back through willpower channeled into exercise.
He's fucking walking Getter energy, that's what he is.
Also a total bro.
Seriously if you have the talent why get your legs blown of in some 3rd world shit hole for less money than working in the private sector in a comfy skyscraper office?
To each their own I guess.
>get your legs blown off
Well those Russian pilots in Syria got themselves killed. There is still danger, you get deployed for long times and the pay is shit compared to what you can make elsewhere.
Although I know people use the military to get their training and then ship out as soon as their contact is up. That seems reasonable.
>Too bad my "it prints money" compsci degree hasn't actually gotten me a job yet.
lol really? I've got a Bachelor's in studio arts and got a job within a month or two after graduation. Seems it'd be easier for you.
The Getter analogue is really just the three-team thing. Though, teamwork plays a lot into setting up the older radars, since they have to juggle the positioning of at least three different vehicles. We all learned the hard way what happened if chaos took hold; the instructors' favorite card was "night sniper takes out leader, will the next one please step up" and play it repeatedly. I can still remember the amazing rifle PT for each failure, the moon was well-lit those two nights we were out in the field and it was... well, glorious. In a sense.
Our entire unit is still in intermittent contact with each other even after the end of our service terms. By all accounts, he's doing great.
I was very close to joining the US Navy, but that same year they formally retired the battleships. That was the only ship type I wanted to command; an aircraft carrier simply doesn't have the same inspirational quality.
Then the Air Force said I was too tall, and at the time, my nearsightness wouldn't ever let me become a fighter pilot. They recommended me to Marines to try and become a heli or harrier pilot, but while the uniform was sex, I wasn't interested in being infantry, and I wasn't as enamored with helicopters outside the long-cancelled Commanche (I had been inspired by the stealth copter of the NES Urban Strike game).
Basically, the US military didn't have what I wished, and it's unrealistic that manned mecha or a proper space force would be set up during the prime of my lifetime.
So I went into medicine instead. Genetics engineering is the next closest thing to Coordinators, Newtypes, and all other manner of human-like crossbreeds.
The CIC in this is basically a computer lab.
I was in the Marines for 5 years, I worked on missiles and night sights. It was kind of /m/ when I worked on the Abram's FCS but other than that it wasn't very /m/ and kind of ruined a lot of "real robot" shows for me.
They plan to one day upgrade it with lasers and railguns.
But it kinda looks dumb for a boat built to loiter in the littoral zone.
I figured you'd want to go for more of a pocket battleship design to efficiently lay siege to the coast. I guess missiles do it just as well but some cannon spam would make sense here.
I am a nuke mechanic in the U.S. Navy. every time I see shit in the media involving a nuclear reactor (especially mecha) I laugh at either how scary close they get it right or how far off they are.
Considering how absurdly anti-war a lot of messages are in modern mecha anime, it doesn't seem like it really meshes with the mindset of what you would expect from viewers of mecha.
Hell, you only get a 1/9 chance of actually having a MC with some sort of military background at this point.
Oh sure the RCS is a fraction of that of a ship its size, but seeing as it's fulfilling the offshore artillery role that was originally intended for battleships I can't help but think even Hajji could do some damage to it using good old fashioned visual confirmation and a large supply of Zodiac boats.
Other way around for me. I was born with only one good eye, left eye is legally blind and uncorrectable with lenses or lasik because my brain doesn't even try to focus my left eye. For me, anime is the best way to live out my childhood dream of being a navy pilot.
>Every family get-together your younger relatives run around playing Top Ace with made-up codewords because they think it's cool as fuck and you're just looking them with a million-mile stare while you remember the time grind spent learning and memorizing the right situation and time to use them.
>being a liberal
No wonder this board has gone to shit. Please kill yourself. It shouldn't be hard since your kind believes in euthanasia.
>How many of you have also come to terms the best way to live out our fantasies is to join the Navy or Air Force?
You enjoy yourself, buddy!