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KANT-O-CELLE QUEST: PHONING IT IN X2
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With that job done, you take a deep breath, lean your head forward to perch on the tips of your steepled fingers, and close your eyes, thinking. There's the other half of your promise to keep.

Time, you think. Time, and space. You think back to the post-battle round table; England's insistence that staying reactionary would lose humanity the war by inches, and your presenting Hate's suicidal live-capture idea. At the Bonins you narrowly managed to slip from between the hammer and the anvil - and it nearly came unraveled anyways, saved at the last second by Hamp and his fresh firepower. On the back foot, you can only dodge and parry and sneak in the occasional riposte - what you're seeking now is data, information, actionable intelligence. You need to know your enemy in order that you might *strike* him, hurt him - crush him. Find where they live and hit them there, as they've hit humanity. You're going on the offensive, in other words.

Time and Space are all fine and good - but soon you'll need raw, brutal Force.

You'll need Yamato.

You think through a few possibilities - the first is to use your CAC card and go through normal channels; CIA, DIA, NSA, all the other alphabet agencies - but that takes time, quite a bit of time, and will drag in all sorts of names and desks more likely to say NYET than DA, especially since it might trip over already active ops and interests of those own agencies in Japan. You could call Parker and see if any of the dozens of high-tech NSA cell-phone snooping toys invented over the past few years are in his toybox - you seem adept at pissing these clowns off, and maybe they'll slip up and say something on a supposedly-secured line - but you rule that out as the exact kind of risk tactic that had Admiral Thomas breathing fire up your ass earlier.
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Which leaves one remaining option - ask the man who knows the goddamn locals. You reach for the phone to dial Goto -

- when your own cell phone rings. Plucking it from your pocket, you check the screen.

<<PRIVATE CALLER>> the blinking green name informs you.

You tap the green button. “Hello?”

A cultured, educated voice with a hint of English accent replies. “Rear Admiral Settle, USN?”

“Yes. Who is this?” you ask suspiciously.

“Please think of me as Boss Taro.”

Your chair creaks as your spine snaps straight. “How did you get this number?”

“Right off the base directory. How I got that, I suppose you can imagine.”

“The fuck do you want?”

“To apologize,” he continues, “for the recent rash actions of certain individuals whom I was ultimately responsible.”

“... apologize?” you say, voice low and hot.
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>>44762456
>inbetween fags
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Naka time when
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Something about denbts etc
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>>44762485
>“To apologize,” he continues, “for the recent rash actions of certain individuals whom I was ultimately responsible.”
WHERE'S THE PINKIES, BOY? I KNOW HOW THIS WASHIKAZI BULLSHIT WORKS!
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>>44762485
>Yak interrupt
Oho, the plot thickens
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“I represent the Sumiyoshi-kai,” 'Taro' says calmly, seeming immune to the heat in your tone. “We operate as a federation of smaller, independent groups - kind of like your United States. It is a very egalitarian organization which respects the independence and private dealings of our partners. Sometimes this makes it difficult to learn of their... less-inspired ideas before they are put into motion.”

“... I see,” you say quietly.

“We believe strongly in... the English expression closest to it is minding your own business,” Taro continues. “You have minded your own business well. My compatriots have not. As part of our apology, we will of course be taking steps to ensure you are not unduly bothered again.”

You pause, fingers racing as you pull up your e-mail and scroll down quickly to the briefing document e-mailed to you - the preliminary results of the investigation into the dead Yaks. You skim the lines again - associated with the “Japanese Youth Society,” one of the biggest nationalist groups, itself set up by the Sumiyoshi family in the 60s...

“Boss Taro,” you ask politely. “The Sumiyoshi family, are they...?”

“They are among our associates, yes,” he replies, seeming to have expected the question.
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You review the situation quickly - the attackers came from a one of the most active groups set up by these Yaks decades ago. They're no pack of loudmouth clowns tolerated by the Yakuza and exploited as a cheap distraction or front for their efforts - these are the people squarely behind the few nationalist politicians everyone else fears giving too much traction.

In other words, there's no way you can 'mind your own business' if you're to bring Yamato into play.

[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.

[ ] You don't believe the son of a bitch, and you think this is just damage control to stave off more serious repercussions - complete with throwing the cut-outs under the battleship, as it were. Tell him he's going to need to offer much better reasons to keep the USN from coming down on him with everything they've got - does he know what a SEAL is?

[ ] Other?
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>>44762515
>that picture
wat
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>>44762546
Raep.
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>>44762537
>[X] You don't believe the son of a bitch, and you think this is just damage control to stave off more serious repercussions - complete with throwing the cut-outs under the battleship, as it were. Tell him he's going to need to offer much better reasons to keep the USN from coming down on him with everything they've got - does he know what a SEAL is?

>Infiltrating houses through tiny japanese plumbing intensifies
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>>44762537
>[ ] Other?
>Tell Mr. Taro that the Sumoyoshi family may find themselves angry at us again soon. We're about to do something Big, Dumb, and American, for the sake of the country. He has our number.
Our own skin is being handled by Thomas' men, we don't need to be snippy about two dead japs under the bridge.
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Has it been confirmed when a boat gets a soul yet? When the keel is laid? Before? After? Iowa, you stole everything from me before I was even born?
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>>44762537
>[x] You don't believe the son of a bitch, and you think this is just damage control to stave off more serious repercussions - complete with throwing the cut-outs under the battleship, as it were. Tell him he's going to need to offer much better reasons to keep the USN from coming down on him with everything they've got - does he know what a SEAL is?
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>>44762537
>[X] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
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>>44762537
>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.

Let's not antagonize everyone at once. First we take out the Sukiyakis, then the rest. Ari and Hate could use the workout.
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>>44762537
>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
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>>44762537
>[ ] You don't believe the son of a bitch, and you think this is just damage control to stave off more serious repercussions - complete with throwing the cut-outs under the battleship, as it were. Tell him he's going to need to offer much better reasons to keep the USN from coming down on him with everything they've got - does he know what a SEAL is?
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>>44762537
>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
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>>44762537
>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
KEEP OUT! NAVY BUSINESS!
>>44762515
>Yandere Yamato
....Fuck....
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>>44762537
>[x] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
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>[X] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.

Actions speak louder than words. After we bring the fist of an angry god on the responsible yaks, that should be more than enough sign that fucking with us is a non starter.
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>>44762537
>[ ] You don't believe the son of a bitch, and you think this is just damage control to stave off more serious repercussions - complete with throwing the cut-outs under the battleship, as it were. Tell him he's going to need to offer much better reasons to keep the USN from coming down on him with everything they've got - does he know what a SEAL is?

Cultural sensitivity be damned, something needs to be done.
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>>44762537
>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
Let's try being subtle-ish for once instead of just going in guns blazing. We might be able to talk him into actually being on *our* side if we don't just try to play the heavy.
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>>44762537
>[ ] Other?
Ask about the Yak who bothered Naka
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>>44762537
>[X] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
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>>44762537
[x] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
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>>44762601
>Montana vs. Iowa duel
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>>44762537
>[X] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.


Imperial Japanese fascism prizes acting on instinct and not wasting time thinking about things through, so theres very little he can actually do to reign in the stupid especially since its probably Mid-level people doing it. Also we dont have time to waste purging massive amounts of yakuza given the level of corruption in Japan.
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Boss Taro is probably fingering the guys he just named as a way to get some of his own personal annoyances out of his hair. He might think he can use Settle's obvious anger and the US's inability to do anything in small amounts to his favor, and wipe out an entire opposing family without raising a hand himself.

We need better intel than some random boss who got our number on speeddial. Politely explain as much to him, and call Goto, now. We need to leverage every bit of weight we can on these sons of bitches, but we do not want to act via the word of one of their own.
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REMOVE SUSHI
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>>44762537
>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
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>>44762456
>Get silent hunter 4
>Second patrol in Porpoise stumble across IJN carrier group consisting of three escort carriers, the Soryu and Hiryu
>Sink the Soryu In mid January 1942 fuck you history
>Slip away into the night twirling my american mustache despite getting 2 of the 4 fucking torps I launched at them being duds because LOL mark 14's and the other two in the rear tubes somehow missing the CVN behind me by inches.

I feel something akin to giddy excitement thinking I might get to sink both Shokaku's with a better sub...
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>>44762684
>>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.

That and what this guy said. I'm changing my vote to that.
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>>44762684
Oh hey, that's a good point...
Except we never got the full picture of that incident from Goto, so I'm not comfortable using it as a zinger
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>>44762537
[x] REMOVE YAKITORI
you want reconciliation
too bad
here fulminating wrath
fuck you
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>>44762537
>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
We punch abyssals. Other guys deal with the people problems.
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>>44762695
Nuclear shells and missiles would make it pretty anticlimactic.
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>>44762731
Weren't most old cowboy gun fights done in moments?
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>>44762695
Montana would win unless the Iowa gets a Golden BB.

Montana has more armor plus better underwater protection

Three more guns so a better throw weight to boot.
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>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.

Yeah, I think we should follow our brains.
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>>44762537
>[ ] You don't believe the son of a bitch, and you think this is just damage control to stave off more serious repercussions - complete with throwing the cut-outs under the battleship, as it were. Tell him he's going to need to offer much better reasons to keep the USN from coming down on him with everything they've got - does he know what a SEAL is?
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>>44762695
It's only fair if it's modern Iowa.
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>>44762537
>[x]What's your opinion of Space Battleship Yamato?
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>>44762537
The Yaks are businessmen. So make a business deal. Their support (and the support of their political puppets) for bringing Yamato into the fight, and his word that no Yak comes within a league of any of the shipgirls (USN or otherwise) or your personnel -- and you'll leave cleanup of the previous incidents to them as a 'purely internal matter'.
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>>44762745

Most of them took place over a saloon table between two drunks after a bad hand of cards.
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>>44762537
[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
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>>44762537
>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.

We can always waste the rest of them afterwards.
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>>44762785
I'm going to the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy museum tomorrow, any planes you want pictures of?
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I assume the kanmusu get paid, but what sort of pay reading do you give a personified warship? Is it just
>take anything, just please don't go abyssal
?
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>>44762456
>>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
>Yeah, I think we should follow our brains.

This, plus the Naka thing. Also, at this point, getting intel on the situation is probably a good idea, just so we can figure out who to "deal with" in the future.
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>>44762783
This guy isn't stupid - he know the result of his breaking his word is a SEAL team knocking gently on his door. Use the leverage while we have it.
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>>44762807
Yes. (Most of them don't realize this)
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>>44762537
>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.

WARRANTY VOID IF SEAL DEPLOYED
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>>44762805
Enola Gay, Shinden and Geo
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>>44762783
We aren't remotely authorized to offer such a thing
>>44762515
>I'm sure you understand I have my own people to answer to before I can say anything. Thank you for calling, Mr. Taro.
The one case where having superiors is a good thing
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>>44762807
Didn't Naka figure this out early on with the shades?
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>>44762785
Since the previous thread was archived before I could post this, I'll do it here. Anyways.
Planefag, if you had to choose between 2 of your most favorite alcohols, and both had poison, which one would you die drinking?
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>>44762807
More or less. Naka said that anything she requested she got.
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>>44762805
P-61
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>>44762805
Space Shuttle

Preferably from a view that has it looming over the SR-71 from the background so I can slap a SOON on it.
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>>44762537
>[X] Other? Accept Taro's apology, and then "Politely" explain to him that this war is a war for the survival of civilization as we know it, not just another political bitch fight. If he is truly apologetic, than he will direct his organization in a way that will not only aid our fight, but keep them out of our way.
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>>44762537
>other
You want a meeting face-to-face. Anything we hash out over the landlines is being recorded. With Arizona as muscle.

What could possible go wrong?
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>>44762537
>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.

If this Sumiyoshi family is one of the major forces behind the Nationalists then this is *exactly* the sort of justification we need to break their knees. If we can maneuver Boss Taro's Yakuza Proper into staying out of it, so much the better.
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>>44762805

Nothing in particular. Go wild!
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>>44762833
rge, as well as the Dornier Do-335 A-0 Pfeil on display and the Seiran. A lot of the Axis airplanes there are the last of their kind. Also, German stealth wing in pieces in the restoration facility. As an afterthought, P-61 because bounce.
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>>44762860
>With Arizona as muscle.
>What could possible go wrong?
Given the fact that right now Arizona doesn't want to be around us after we ripped out her heart?
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>>44762857
Your wish is my command.
Stand by, random anon is finding and processing your request...
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when
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>>44762537
>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
There will be consequences. This is one of them.
In the current climate, I'm sure there's an Ogami or two who will do a job for the traditional 500 ryo.
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>>44762839
>>I'm sure you understand I have my own people to answer to before I can say anything. Thank you for calling, Mr. Taro.
>The one case where having superiors is a good thing

Actually, you're right. We can delegate this UPWARDS and let the boss deal with this.

We can always send an expedition on our own account later if needed. And by expedition I mean 14 inchers.
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>[X] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.

>>44762783
This is also an idea.

The Yaks can soothe the Nationalists for us... or at least convince the nationalists that it's more... profitable on everyone's side to shut up and let it happen.
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>>44762898
never
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>>44762889
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>>44762898
When you get rid of her bandanna top?
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>>44762891
You say that as if it is a bad thing.
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>>44762846
>Planefag, if you had to choose between 2 of your most favorite alcohols, and both had poison, which one would you die drinking?

>two most favorite alcohols

I don't even have one favorite alcohol, really. I don't drink nearly enough to really know the difference between them.

All I know is, that moonshine you buy in those mason jars? That shit will fuck you up fast.
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>>44762898

Is she a midget? I'm going to give this a hard pass
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>>44762709
>LOL MARK 14S
I feel your pain.
I want to follow in Barb, Tang and Harder's footsteps and sink many boatwaifus. How do I git gud at Silent Hunter? I didn't even know the IJN had active sonar until a few days ago.
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>>44762860
>What could possibly go wrong?
Snipers trying to kill us. Promptly followed by a city block being leveled as Arizona removes yak.

Or surprise L.T. Hate and the corgi horde causing half the city to be levelled in a much cuter remake of the Hiroshima bombing.
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>>44762828
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>>44762890
Seconding the Pfil.
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>>44762924
short stack. like her sisters
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>>44762923
Hm, ok.
>moonshine
OHHH GOD. THE HANGOVER I HAD WHEN I TRIED THAT SHIT.
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>>44762828
S H U T T E R S H A D E S
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>>44762537
>[ ] Other?
"I will extend your sentiments to my superior with a recommendation. He, and his superior, were quite clear about how this was to be handled. And very, very upset. I'm sure that I will be able to send you their response quite soon."
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>>44762935
>a much cuter remake of the Hiroshima bombing.
And nothing of value was lost.
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>>44762923
A good batch of shine is a wonderful thing. A bad batch will mess you up. Or kill you.
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>>44762975
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>>44762948
So are all the standard-types shortstacks, then?
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>>44762898
>mfw actually from South Dakota
>mfw everything about this makes perfect sense except the giga-tits

seriously, people have no fucking clue how many cowboys we got here

>>44762924
SoDaks are short and fat

SoDak herself had to lose two 5" turrets so she could act as a flagship. They were so god damn compact that there wasn't any space left without losing something.
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>>44762948
Alabama was actually the shortest of them, at about three quarters Iowa's size with the slimmest figure with about three quarters the fuel tank capacity.
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>>44762984
Don't fuck with ethanol poisoning.
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>>44762985
I guess you could say all those survivors of the war met at a Crossroads, huh?
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>>44762805
The P-61 Widow
And the Nakajima J1N
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>>44762898
I'd tap that so hard it'd cause a power outage.
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>>44762923
Hey, Deme, you know there's like five places you can get *legal* versions of that shit right in your town? Corner General, Country Acres, Kroger, Busch's, and the Party Store. Look for "Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon." Good old-fashioned Virginia moonshine but distilled legally. And sold in the Mason jar.
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>>44763024
Umm, the picture I posted was an atom bomb test on land, but.... Funny joke none the less.
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>>44763012
You what was the funny thing was?

The squat SoDaks got better fuel economy then the slim Iowas so they had about the same range.
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>>44763051
>Hey, Deme, you know there's like five places you can get *legal* versions of that shit right in your town?

The fuck did you think I was talking about? The brand I always see is literally sold in a bottle made to look like a mason jar.

That shit will STILL FUCK YOU UP
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>>44762839
Exigencies of the service. We're a flag officer in command of an independent detachment in a time of war -- we can make it work.
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>>44762925
I'm not gud myself but I basically watched a few LP's to see just what I was fucking up.

First off, don't fucking get spotted. IJN boats have active sonar only in the front and it's relatively shit - diving to 200 feet or so and moving at 1/3rds speed on silent running will keep you relatively safe even if they're directly over you - you won't make much noise and the thermal layer will keep you safe.

Mark 14's are shit but use them anyway, the longer range can give you a nice punch at night, and the high speed option can be useful - I used it against the carrier because it was close enough that I wanted it dead and I wanted it dead fast.

Oh, and if you're spotted, you can't outrun the enemy you need to dive deep. The Java Sea is a death trap. A tempting shipping filled death trap. You can't get below what, 100 feet or so? No where near the thermal layer. If you can't get below the thermal layer kiss your ass goodbye.
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>>44762807
This is why Naka is so terrifying. She understands how to fill out requisition paperwork.

Just imagine what will happen if the shipsluts start asking for boytoys instead of shutter shades. Are you gonna tell them no? Would the Admiralty tell them no?
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>>44763012
>that fucking beam to length ratio

HIGH TEST SHIP COMING THROUGH
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>[ ] You appreciate the sentiment, but disciplining the group amounts to little more than sending their wife to sweep up the busted glass in the USN's broom factory. If they really want to demonstrate respect for tradition and proper dealing, he'll keep his syndicate out of it- this is between the Navy and the Sumiyoshi family.
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VOOOOTES CALLED

>>44763076

What he said. You CAN get away with some shit, here.
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What would Abyssal Naka requisition? Besides the ingredients for pipe bombs.
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>>44763076
Yes, we probably could. I'm saying to use it as an excuse to bail the fuck out of this phonecall because we are not a diplomancer
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>>44763061
They were about the same width too. Alabama: 679' 5.313" length overall, 108' 1.500" max beam, with 6,974.9 ton fuel oil tanks that were reduced after the war to 6,635.0 tons.
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>>44762948
>>44763012

The problem is her posture and some of her body lines are what you would see in someone suffering dwarfism. The Bama picture looks fine, actually like a busty short person.
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>>44763088
Don't Fucking Get Spotted, gotcha. How do I find shipping?
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>>44763071
Sorry, forgot this was 4chan, not 420chan...
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>>44763090
>Hey Mac. I think we landed on the wrong boat.
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>>44763088
>Oh, and if you're spotted, you can't outrun the enemy you need to dive deep. The Java Sea is a death trap. A tempting shipping filled death trap. You can't get below what, 100 feet or so? No where near the thermal layer. If you can't get below the thermal layer kiss your ass goodbye.

My general procedure is to attempt to dodge the enemy for maybe 15 minutes before I lose patience and just sink the fucking escorts.

FUCK'EM
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>>44763091
WAAAAIT. I SEE ONLY FOUR DUAL 5" ON STARBOARD SIDE. THAT BB IS A SPY.
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>>44762898
>>44763012
>>44763061
>Shortstack shipslut

I'm from South Dakota as well and I approve. Visit the memorial if you're in Sioux Falls sometime. It's pretty impressive how much the South Dakota was the ship that could have been.
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Rolled 6 (1d8)

>>44762935
>Snipers trying to kill us. Promptly followed by a city block being leveled as Arizona removes yak.
Come to think of it, if somebody's willing to die to make a point that'd be one hell of a way to cast suspicion on the shipsluts. "Look, she'll kill bystanders with 5in shells just to make sure she kills a criminal before the police can arrest him!"
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>>44763137
No just Battleship X .
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>>44763126
It's not like they have helicopters to pin you down, after all
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>>44763126
>My general procedure is to attempt to dodge the enemy for maybe 15 minutes before I lose patience and just sink the fucking escorts.
>FUCK'EM

>American Sub Captains.png
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>>44763160
Autogyro's, they (or at least the army carriers) had 'em.
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>>44763137
see

>>44763012

>SoDak herself had to lose two 5" turrets so she could act as a flagship. They were so god damn compact that there wasn't any space left without losing something.
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>>44763161

I used to think what I did was insane shit you would only dare attempt in the vidya with no lives on the line.

Then I read about USS Growler.

Holy SHIT.
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>lose patience and just sink the fucking escorts
If I recall correctly this was actually a fair bit of problem for late-war submariners. They wound up sinking all the goddamn freighters but none of the escorts so the ratio of escorts-to-freighters became crazy high. It wasn't uncommon for Tang to spot two or three escorts alongside a 7000-ton singleton skirting the coast.
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>>44763071
>Ethanol content ranged from 10.5% to 66.0% with a mean value of 41.2%.... Methanol was found in only one sample at a concentration of 0.11%. No samples contained detectable concentrations of acetone, isopropanol, or ethylene glycol.

yer modern moonshine just ain't got dat special somethin somethin
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>>44763156
Even if its BBX, it still had....
Hold on.....
Ok I stand corrected.
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>>44763188
>Insane Shit
Does that top Barb bagging a train with their scuttling charges?
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>>44763188
Between american Destroyer captains and American sub captains, I'm starting to think they added some sort of berserker super-soldier serum to navy meals
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>>44763190
>They wound up sinking all the goddamn freighters but none of the escorts so the ratio of escorts-to-freighters became crazy high.
That's fucking hilarious, oh my god
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>>44763188

Read about the USS Barb too, Eugene Fluckey was insane.

http://www.historynet.com/hell-and-high-water.htm#prettyPhoto
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>>44763115
Radio updates, and hydrophones. Hydrophones are your primary detection method and unlike the Germans (the only other nation in the war that had submarines that weren't absolute garbage and/or irrelevant) yours work on the surface, so you can just cruse around in a search pattern until you hear something, then move to vector to intercept to see if it's worth your time visually.

>>44763126
While satisfying I prefer saving torps for targets that aren't 1000 or so tons. Not that I haven't hunted escorts down before but it's just more realistic to run - >>44763188
Well fuck me I stand corrected.
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>>44763219
Well, it meant they were doing their job damn well.
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>>44763222

Will do!

VOTES CALLED REALLY CONCLUSIVELY, WRITIN WOOT
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>>44762923
I saw a program about that once. Moonshine is just corn alcohol made by people who don't pay their taxes. When making corn alcohol legally one of the important steps is to "skim the top" and throw out the first batch because it has all the poisonous compounds and other dangerous things in it.

Moonshiners sometimes don't do that out of ignorance or muh profits, so if you happen to drink one of the early jars with all of the bad chemicals in it you will get messed up in a hurry.
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>>44762546
>>44762571
Weeks of being told that he thinks of you like a sister cause he's a retard.
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>>44763217
>I'm starting to think they added some sort of berserker super-soldier serum to navy meals

This claims we drugged are soldiers, especially the navy:

http://www.tofugu.com/2012/04/10/japan-land-of-the-rising-crystal-meth/

But not as much as Japan drugged their own, especially their pilots.
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>>44763222
>>44763237
Seconding the recommendation of Thunder Below! - Sub-to-shore rocket attacks up north, nailing sampans with the deck gun and minefield tag with escorts. Lucky Fluckey passes off his crazy badassery with humble words and an even tone.
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>>44763231
Hydrophones extend past visual range? Really? Maybe in a storm or poor visibility, sure, but during the day as well?
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>>44763281
>especially their pilots
Considering that they had to fly the zero, going in methed up could improve morale.
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>>44763111
Iowa: 887' 2.750" length overall, 108' 2.063" beam, 8.624.3 ton fuel tanks as built with a nominal endurance of 18,000 NM @ 12 knots while SoDaks could go 17,000 NM @ 15 knots
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>we will never get a fast battleship in quest because we have Arizona, and Deme would just complain about character bloat.
>Iowa is just going to be AWOL forever
>no that anybody fucking likes Iowa anyways
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>>44763222
>http://www.historynet.com/hell-and-high-water.htm#prettyPhoto
This motherfucker gave no shits. I really admire Sub Skippers. They're every bit the scalpel that cripples and it always impresses me
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>>44763292

Like they say a ship is only as good as her crew. The Submarine service would not have been half as effective without skippers like Dealey, Morton, Fluckey, O'Kane and many others along with a number of well trained crewmen.
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>>44763256
No that's Planefag.
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>>44763117
Speaking of 420, I'm always suprised by how few people here have, uh, danced with Mary Jane.
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>>44763292
>http://www.historynet.com/hell-and-high-water.htm
>>44763237
>>44763222
Holy fuck. *HOLY FUCK*

WHY IS THERE NOT A MOVIE ABOUT THIS GUY? and why isn't the Barb summoned yet Harder needs a wolfpack
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>>44763319
You forgot that both Iowa and SoDak could use the void spaces in their TDS as extra fuel tanks, which bumped the Iowas up to over 10,000 tons of oil. That's the most ever carried by a warship EVER.

TLDR: Iowa can and will drink you to the fucking ground, and still be sober enough to fuck you silly.
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>>44763364
noice
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>>44763322
It would be awkward as hell trying to deploy a 30+ knot battleship alongside a 21 knot girl. Iowa can outrun Ari with half her boilers cold.
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>>44763315
Yep. Sound travels far in water. You've also got to remember that they simulate the curve of the earth in this game as well, it's not flat.
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>>44763322
Would you settle for an aviation battleship?
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>>44763352
Tried it a couple of times. It's fun enough. Not enough to make it worth the hassle for me
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Mac: hmmm, Ben?
Ben: yes Mac.
Mac: did we ignore a banzai zero.
Ben: yeeeep.
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>>44763409
If we modded New Jersey, Missouri, or Wisconsin, maybe. Probably have the same problems with the Ise-Class
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>>44763409
>Would you settle for an aviation battleship?

Why? Why would you do that to an Iowa? What's she ever done to you?
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Here I thought I wouldn't be able to post my own stuff tonight. At this rate I'll still be able to vote when I get home.
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battleships breastfeeding DD's when
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>>44763409
Sparky get out
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>>44763409
Which come the first good squal will sink cause the Iowas are bow heavy as is. Removing the rear turret will make that worst.
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>>44763409
What is that, the retarded lovechild of Enterprise and Yamato?
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>>44763440
She was late.
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>>44763434
I recant my previous statement.
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>>44763445
Awww that is adorable.
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>>44763445
Well given that our BB is as flat as Ryuujou not any time soon.
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>>44763445
Thats lewd, arousing and cute all at once

>imagining it with Iowa and Willy
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Why isn't there more Montana-class art?
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>>44763363
Wait till you hear about O'Kane and Tang. He figured out that a convoy was running high-speed by day to leapfrog from bay to bay, spending the nights in sheltered, shallow water. So he estimates where they're going to be in a few nights and moves ahead with Tang. Sure enough, convoy shows up at evening and shelters in the bay at night. The problem is, this bay is about a two-hour run inside the ten-fathom curve and the safety of deep water. So, in order to get to them, he's got to make a two-hour surface infiltration and Metal Gear his way through unlit rocks and past patrolling escorts. He even pulls this clever trick, replying to a signalling escort with his own blinker to make them think he's a friendly. But when he gets in, it all pays off. He's got the perfect shot - Ten large freighters, all overlapped, the whole convoy blobbed up, all right next to each other.

He takes the shot. Flushes all his forward tubes, spins around, flushes all his rear tubes. As soon as the last fish is in the water he's going to flank speed and getting the fuck out of dodge because now he's got a whole convoy's worth of subchasers beating the water for him and no depth to hide in.
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>>44763495
She must have other ways to feed them
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>>44763409
Aviation Battleships are literally the dumbest goddamn thing.

"Lets take a battleship that is already highly flammable and explosive, and add more things to it that are flammable and explosive, while making it worse at its original role across the board, while adding a capability to it that is already filled by ships better designed for it from the keel up."
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>>44763516
There isn't enough art of USN ships in general, least of all southern ones.
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>>44763409
Of course!
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>>44763495
There's a very easy way of inducing breast growth anon.
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>>44763516
Cause she a paper ship. She was order but never lay down.

Hell you get the USS United States, that carrier which the Air Force killed, easier then her.

But since the Air Force killed her on the slips she more likely to be an Adyssal.
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>>44763542
Or Sodak. (We're southern in name only tho)
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>>44763522
And he survived?
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>>44763440
>Why? Why would you do that to an Iowa?

You want to make her more MARINE!

That variant is more marine in particular because it can deploy marines by helicopter. This was seen as a very useful feature by the Marine force in the early 80s, and since they were the ones most interested in keeping them around, well, it was seriously considered.

To put this another way, don't trust Marines to design warships, that isn't part of their skill set.
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>>44763553
What is it?
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>>44763546
unf
I'll be in my bunk
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>>44763555
What is USS US supposed to be? A late war carrier class? A supercarrier?
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>>44763557
Well he wrote the book y'know, so you tell me.
>you will never read sam dealey's book
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>>44763522
Oh holy fuck. That's fucking brilliant, if almost suicidal.
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>>44763555
So she'd be all goth and leathery while spouting yo momma jokes?
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>>44763553
Give her a kid?
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>>44763568
get her pregnant
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>>44763572
Take Ise with you.
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>>44763573
The first super carrier. Design to launch twin jet engine nuclear bomber in the late forties, early fifties.

The Chair a Farce of course didn't like it.
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>>44763604
cutest BBV's
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>>44763556
>tfw people always expect us to have a south-western accent
>tfw you realize that North and South Dakota have no real business being separate states

fukkin nerds
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>>44763589
>>44763597
Ding ding ding.

Shokaku should come first though
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>>44763589
Yes
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>>44763445
Here's another.
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>>44763616
>tfw people don't realize there are two Dakotas.
>tfw we're only famous for a horrible masturbation joke in a PSA video and Mt. Rushmore
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>>44763555
But at least she wasn't cancelled to build more of an inferior class. All I want is an abyssal Montana going liquid snake on Iowa
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>>44763609
Have we ever got a superbomber to launch off a carrier? Except Doolittle?
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>>44763589
>>44763597
But we can't lewd her now, she's going to be our newest daughteru like Willie and Sammy.
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>>44763648
The navy did launch a C-130 off a Forrestal in the sixties.
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>>44763641
please help me escape this state
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>>44763418
Which is yet another reason Washington state is the best.
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>>44763676
At least your state doesn't induce the most amount of people to flee the earth.
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>>44763562
Funny thing is that at one point they wanted to make the Iowa's bigger Burke's. Take off all the guns and leave solely missiles. The corps opposed it, wanting the guns. It would have 20 helicopters and accomadation for 700-800 Marines while also providing fire support. had two takeoff points in case the 16 inch guns were in action. turbulence apparently was the main reason they didn't go through with it.
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>>44763654
Is Hayashimo for lewds then?
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Also let's give some love to the Brit Subs, especially the ones based in Malta during the Seige.

Specifically this guy:

Lieutenant Commander Malcolm David Wanklyn

The King has been Graciously pleased to approve of the grant of the Victoria Cross for great valour and resolution in command of His Majesty's Submarine Upholder to Lieutenant Commander Malcolm David Wanklyn, DSO, Royal Navy.

On the evening of 24th May, 1941, whilst on patrol off the coast of Sicily, Lieutenant Commander Wanklyn, in command of His Majesty's Submarine Upholder, sighted a southbound enemy troop convoy, strongly escorted by Destroyers. The failing light was such that observation by periscope could not be relied on but a surface attack would have been easily seen. Upholder's listening gear was out of action. In spite of these severe handicaps Lieutenant Commander Wanklyn decided to press home his attack at short range. He quickly steered his craft into a favourable position and closed in so as to make sure of his target. By this time the whereabouts of the escorting Destroyers could not be made out. Lieutenant Commander Wanklyn, while fully aware of the risk of being rammed by one of the escorts, continued to press on towards the enemy troopships. As he was about to fire, one of the enemy Destroyers suddenly appeared out of the darkness at high speed, and he only just avoided being rammed. As soon as he was clear, he brought his periscope sights on and fired torpedoes, which sank a large troop ship. The enemy Destroyers at once made a strong counterattack and during the next twenty minutes dropped thirty-seven depth-charges near Upholder. The failure of his listening devices made it much harder for him to get away, but with the greatest courage, coolness and skill he brought Upholder clear of the enemy and safe back to harbour.
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>>44763676
You and me both anon. I'm in Madison right now, you?
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>>44763626
BB cuddling her kids?
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>>44763626
Looks more like she's mugging a teenager and her two little sisters.

What the fuck is with that turret position?
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>>44763690
Well she's not a Fubuki class so jury says sure!
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>>44763691

Victoria Cross Citation continued.

Before this outstanding attack, and since being appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, Lieutenant Commander Wanklyn has torpedoed a tanker and a merchant vessel. He has continued to show the utmost bravery in the presence of the enemy. He has carried out his attacks on enemy vessels with skill and relentless determination, he has also sunk one destroyer, one U-boat, two troop-transports of 19,500 tons each, one tanker and three supply ships. He has besides probably destroyed by torpedoes one cruiser and one destroyer, and possibly hit another cruiser.VC

Dated 16 December 1941.
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>>44763690
Yuugumo class is for lewds.

Except for makigumo.
She's for the gallows.
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>>44763704
Well if a ships guns is its arms...

Nope still don't know.
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>>44763645
Which is why I said in the last thread that the Abyssals are like Outer Heaven. They want endless war to be relevant, not neglected and ignored like they were in their previous lives. A world where all their kin, those still ships and those who returned to stand with the humans are relevant. In other words, Outer Heaven.
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>>44763626
...Would the SD class have a nice ass?
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>>44763711
>also sunk one destroyer, one U-boat

What.
How.
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>>44763731
>LET THE WORLD FEAR US ALL
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>>44763709
Fubukis are for lewd.
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>>44763739
By hitting them with torps. Duh.
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>>44763739
Running on the surface, unless this is the one instance of a ww2 sub sinking another submerged one
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>>44763704
I honestly have no idea. And the BB is transferring fuel to the destroyers and the fuel tanker. Or maybe the fuel tanker is fueling the BB, who is fueling the destroyers. Or maybe the tanker is fueling the destroyers who are both fueling the BB, or both the destroyers and the tanker are fueling the BB. GAAAAAAAAAAH WHAT IS IT!?!?!!?
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>>44763754
Only Murakumo....dem legs.
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>>44763739

It was apparently an Italian submarine not a U-boat. Also remember these are WWII era subs and they spent a lot of time on the surface.
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>>44763704
That's got turret #2 turned to uncover the powder loading chute, so they're reloading the powder magazine on turret #2. (Turning it the same distance to starboard uncovered the shell loading chute.)
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>>44763737
Yes. Very yes.
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So what's going on with the Iwo Jima assault now? Is it already over? Why aren't we paying any more attention to it?

Did Essex race off into the sunset before anybody could get her under control?
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>>44763805
It's been over for six threads.
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>>44763754
Ayanami when?
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>>44763754
>>44763775
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>>44763739
Submarines in WW2 had to spend most of their time on the surface. A sub in the midst of friendly forces almost certainly would.

It wasn't too uncommon during the war for one sub to see an enemy sub on the surface and tag it with a torpedo.
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>>44763786
Makes sense. Still gotta be unnerving for the crew of that oiler
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Where's planefag..... We haven't heard from him in an hour or so. I think he's making a BIIIG update. Or maybe he fell asleep. In that case, MEEP MEEP. MEEP MEEP. MEEP MEEP.
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>>44763805
She calmed down after her near-death experience and the requisite number of admirals to wrangle her was met without us.
The invasion itself is probably still happening because it's fucking Iwo Jima
>>44763786
Huh, neat
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>>44763817
>>44763758
>>44763764
>>44763783
Can there be anything more embarrassing then being torpedoed as a sub?
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>>44763737
oh course
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>>44763839
Yes.

Being torpedoed as a sub while underwater
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>>44763839
Torpedoed underwater while maneuvering as a sub.
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>>44763834
He probably got attacked by wild animals. Nothing to worry about.
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>>44763834
If the Greek fell asleep we must start writing Willie lewds.
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>>44763817

There were a lot of sub on sub kills in both theatres.

At least one US sub was sunk by a Japanese one in fact.
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>>44763217
Caffeine.
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>>44763731
Go away, Delta Green.
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>>44763839
Usually they're too dead to care either way. Not much room in a sub hull for damage control.
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>>44763737
a VERY nice round stern

>>44763692
Brookings
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“... Boss Taro,” you reply at length. “An attempt was made on my life - the life of a United States Navy flag-rank officer. It's going to take more than empty formalities to properly apologize for this fracas.”

“We are not talking about a slap on the wrist, Admiral. We will ensure they never bother your operations again.”

“They weren't a bother to begin with,” you reply.

Taro chuckles. “Between you and me, Admiral, I wouldn't be talking to you now if that was true.”

“You're right,” you reply. “Because you'd be on a morgue slab.”

The deathly silence that follows is palpable, and you almost swallow despite yourself.

Almost.

“You think so?” Taro says.

“Do you know how those two attack dogs died, Taro?”

“Hand-to-hand combat,” he replies immediately. “Bodyguards are all fine and good for back-alley muggers but-”

“I killed them,” you cut him off.

Silence.

“I trust you can confirm from your own 'sources'. The video's floating around base, and the kanmusu don't really understand modern computer security, so it's just a matter of time. You see, 'Taro,' I was a Captain before I was an Admiral - a war Captain, at that - and the Navy expects their Captains to lead from the front. If one worn-out cripple can do that, what do you think the rest of us can do?”

Silence.

“No. They were no *bother.* The family behind them, however, is. If you wish to express your apologies properly, simply decline from intervening in the conflict the Sumiyoshi family decided to make personal. We'll handle our business, nice and neat, and everyone goes home happy.”
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>>44763839
Being sunk with your own torpedo. Or by someone flushing your toilet like that one uboat was.
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>>44763860
Ok, he should survive. He is an A-10 after all. *BRRRRT INTENSIFIES*
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>>44763877
Are you at SDSU? I'm at DSU myself.
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If you need more American battleships, the Pacific group has released Volume 2 in Chinese, along with some blog posts in English that go into the history of their fanwork.
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“Do you know your Sun Tzu, Admiral?”

Now you remain silent.

“With the few, I can strike the many, for the many with whom I do battle are restricted.”

“You think we won't use our full power-”

“How could you possibly? No Japanese would stand for you marching through the streets in jackboots - again.” The last word betrays the slightest quiver of emotion - a pent-up anger, building towards rage.

“The abyssals are at our doorstep, *Boss* Taro,” you say, putting a little sneer into it. “America's patience with half-measures is past. And even if it wasn't, MINE is - and I've got enough resources to make your day difficult on my own.”

The sound of 'Taro's breathing comes through the line - he's fucking pissed, but containing it so well it barely shivers his voice. “Is that so?”

“Your 'federation' is very useful to you, I imagine,” you return. “I suggest you stand back for now and see how your associates fare. Stand by the ring, watch the duel.”

“And if we don't?”

“I'll send your wife a bouquet.”

There's a muted beep as he hangs up.

You lean over the desk for a minute, sweat trickling down your temples - you couldn't have been more alert had he been standing in the room with you, both of you poised to strike.

“God DAMN,” Hamp says happily from the corner. “I love this job. So exciting!"
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>>44763721
>>gallows

You mean the guillotine, right?
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>>44763754
fubuki class boring plain girls
murakumo should join shiratsuyu master race
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Annnn~d that's it for the night!
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THAT'S IT FOR TONIGHT! Pretty good run for the weeknight thread and we've got things set up for some real HABBENINGZ on Saturday, so that'll be fun!

GUESS WHAT FOLKS, WE HAVE

A NEW

GODDAMN

NAWKATIEM WOOOOOO
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>>44763891
>So exciting!"

Not now Hamp!
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>>44763891
>>Hamp is Scotty
I am okay with this
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>>44763918

Thanks for the run boss.
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>>44763906
Eh there's all sorts of family oddities, like Mogami having very bland (and on one's case overrated) sisters.
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>>44763916

YOU THINK YOU'RE REAL CLEVER DON'T YOU
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>>44763918
THE MOST EXCITING TIME OF THE DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED
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>>44763918
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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>>44763918
What's going on with Iwo Jima now? When are we being sent that boat girl?
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>>44763918
Do you have an ultra gulp cup for all our tears from Nakatime?
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>>44763884
You have to tell the story now. Flush your toilet and sink?

Getting hit by your own torp?
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>>44763878
>>44763891
God damn is right, Hamp. Christ.

>>44763918
Cheers boss, another fun one as always.
>nakatime
o no
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>>44763918
NOOOOO WHAT AN AWESOME CLIFFHANGER THAT WAS PLANEFAG YOU ARE A MASTER AT THESE HANGERS.
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>>44763906
>fubuki class boring plain girls
>murakumo should join shiratsuyu master race

Given the difference between the two classes, telling her this is basically the same as suggesting she should go on a diet/saying she's fat.

This is bad idea with women who aren't packing, and she has 127mm cannons
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>>44763937
You don't have to be clever to predict a planefag.
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>>44763839
Being killed by a sub as a train engineer?
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>>44763965

... fuck you I need to post nakatime
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>>44763887
I went to SDSU for 2 years before leaving to re-evaluate shit
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>>44763918
Happy one-hundredth thread, ya queer.
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>>44763721
you would bully the autistic one, Crix.
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>>44763878
>posting Bombergrape KanColle
Fucking perfect
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>>44763980

American subs. Not even once.
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>>44763961
>mfw I deliberately declined an actual cliffhanger I could have used

POSTING NAKATIME NOW HUSH
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>>44763982
Good luck m8
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What if I don't want to suffer?
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>>44763918
So boss here is a question, does Naka have plot advancement this time or is it just another
>Naka joins us, i give u shit and or threaten your loved ones if you dont.
>Nuuuuuuu!!!
Because while it was great at first, its been getting rather old as of late. All im saying. Other then that, great run.
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>>44764011
Embrace the suffering.
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>>44763980
Fucking how?
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>>44764014
it's hard to look forward to it when it seems so dark and hopeless.
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>>44764014

I'M NOT THE ONE WRITING IT HUSH
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>>44763932
Mikuma is bland.
Suzuya is overrated.

Kumano a best

>Mikuma

BOIL POTATOES
BOIL POTATOES

SLICE EM DICE EM
GIMME FRIES
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>new Nakatime
Pls no, I can't take it anymore ;_;
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Just to recap, so far today we've:
>Made out with a heavy cruiser
>Seriously planned to airdrop and fulton corgi boats
>Threatened a Yakuza boss
And this.
This was a CALM, NORMAL SERIES OF EVENTS

>>44764014
I'm personally loving it
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>>44763918
Cheers.
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>>44764014

I hope it's almost lewds. Like Harder not sure if he should be giving her the D and Naka being confused about her feelings Because she's a little COCKTEASE

It would be so sickeningly sweet. Like a harem romcom, but funnier because they're ship people and can make torpedo euphemisms!
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>>44763918
It's Naka Time!
The tears never end.
We'll shit post on 4chan again.
With IJN Naka maru
and her Abyssal twin
Naka time!
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>Planefag is too busy shitposting to storypost.

Just like every other time.
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>>44764014
Yeah mang goddam.

Shit or get off the pot, fuck.
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>>44764011
just turn off the computer
cyber suffering isn't real.
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>>44764011
That picture is pretty hot
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>>44764066
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>>44763952
>Flush your toilet and sink?
www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/The-Toilet-that-Sank-the-U-1206/

>Getting hit by your own torp?
At least one American sub was killed by one of its own Mk.14s. The thing had a gyro glitch and circular-ran.
Fucking Mk.14s. Fucking BuOrds.
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>>44764036
Fucking Barb, that's how.
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>>44764011
Suffering is literally the ONLY reason you can feel joy.
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>>44764064
COME ALONG WITH ME
TO A TRENCH UNDER THE SEA
WE CAN PLOT HOW TO MURDER
AND PILLAGE AS WE PLEASE
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>>44764059
>harem rom-com
I'm going to be sick.

That aside, you sorely misunderstand what kind of story Naka-time is if you think, even for a moment, that they story will be moving that way.
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>Nakatime is the only good writeup we get anymore

fucking writefag holocaust, I miss my Bama, Deutschland and Spee
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"Naka?"

You shake your head furiously, one eye red and puffy with tears--the other cold and steely. Wainwright sighs, trying to pry your phone out of your hands.

"Come on, Naka, talk to me," he insists. You gesture angrily at the phone screen.

"It's fine. Are you seriously not going to talk for the rest of your life?"

>ye

Before you can finish typing, he yanks the phone out of your hand.

"He--"

You clap a hand over your mouth again as Wainwright tosses the phone away.

"Come on," he says, sitting down beside you. "Maybe you dreamed it."

"I didn--"

He growls in annoyance and pulls your hand up before you can catch yourself. "Naka. Stop. Okay? Listen. LISTEN," he insists, as you try to twist away. "Look, I believe you, okay? But you can't just not talk any more. People are going to freak out."

You shoot him a flat expression, feeling very much like a ship three classes and two cup sizes bigger. This IS freaking out, you try to burn into him with your stare. Without the phone to distract you, you feel yourself choking up again, trying not to make any noise.

"We need to test this," Wain pushes. "I trust you. If you were going to go apeshit, you'd have Harder between your legs already, right?"

That gets a small, miserable chuckle out of you mid-undignified sniffle. "I'd be between his," you croak.
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>>44764082
>That webum
BLAKE ELIESON
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>>44764039
BUT IT FUCKING GOOD. Up until the fucking past like 2 threads we have had massive gaps in the actual advancement of the general plot of the quest. Its been nothing but a sea of shitposting up till anon decided to try fixing Arizona and her hero worship of us. Naka time was a really good break from all of the shit. But recently its slowed way the fuck down to literally
>Nega-Naka offers Naka something/threatens Harder/her sister
>Naka screams NUUUUUUU at the offers then cries/panicks.
Just saying its starting to get old.
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>>44764042
Team Kuma is best
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>>44764107
>you sorely misunderstand what kind of story Naka-time is
All I know is that I'll be masturbating to it.
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>>44764036
USS Barb

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Barb_(SS-220)#Pacific_Theater_-_Sixth_through_thirteenth_patrols

Third paragraph
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>>44764114
> "I'd be between his," you croak.

JUST FUCKING DO IT YOU OVERSIZED FISHING BOAT
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He grins reassuringly. "Attagirl. Come on."

It takes some coaxing, but after repeated insistences that he trusts you, you agree to try to test this new nightmare. Just ordering him around doesn't work--when you tell him what happened in full, he tells you to sing. Yeah, good luck with that.

You manage it, after a few tries. You feel that sensation of "rightness," and this time, you can feel it nudge over into something more. Your ears hurt, like you need to stretch your jaw and pop them, and you can feel a resonance past the natural in your throat. The walls sing back to you in your own voice, closing your eyes before you can see Wayne's go glassy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1Rb01uY0JA

You finish--wiping your eyes again--to see Wain standing very, very still. He's not bobbing or swaying, but he's hardly breathing.

"W-Wainwright," you hear yourself say. "Walk over and touch the far wall."

Your stomach turns as he moves, hand coming up, when he pauses midstride and shakes his head clear. "Was that it?"

"I--I think so."

"Did you feel any different?" he asks.

"Did you?" you ask bitterly.

"Yeah, it--felt like a really, really good idea, for just a moment, like--like it made perfect sense." He frowns, trying to pull together something that's already becoming hazy. "I was ready for it, but... maybe it doesn't work as well unless it's another ship?"

You feel your throat clog with bitter comebacks, and just let them all go with a resigned sigh, burying your head in your hands.

"So much for the concert," you mutter.

"You should still do it," Wain offers. You whip around to shoot him another glare.

"Are you insane? What if it happens again? What if--" your voice wavers. "What if I finally snap and lose it?"

He folds his arms. "You're not gonna."
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>>44764114
>"We need to test this," Wain pushes. "I trust you. If you were going to go apeshit, you'd have Harder between your legs already, right?"
>That gets a small, miserable chuckle out of you mid-undignified sniffle. "I'd be between his," you croak.
JUST FUCK ALREADY
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>>44764128
muh nigga knows
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>>44764112
Did we ever get the casualty list on that? It seemed kinda nebulous at the time.
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>>44763944
I just want to see Essex running around the base and causing trouble.
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"How the fuck could you possibly know that?" you ask, feeling the frog in your throat sap the force from your anger.

He just chuckles and knocks on the top of your head. "Because I'm your doctor, numbnuts. You need to try to keep doing what you do."

"Because that's gone SO WELL for me so far--"

"--because the alternative is just sitting with your knees up around your ears in your little prison cell bedroom, waiting to turn," he finishes, meeting your anger with the cold, unquestionable authority of someone long past sick of your shit.

"...We'll see," you finish dumbly.

-----

"You're beautiful."

Your eyes snap open. "Get out of here."

You feel fingers--not talons--glide across your stomach. "Look at you," she purrs--the otherworldly chime in her voice gone (and present in yours), leaving her sounding like... you. Exactly like you.

"I am fucking DONE with this," you snarl, bolting upright and coming forehead-to-forehead with your doppelganger.

She smooths down her dress, emphasizing her healthy, lively skin to your pallid, ethereal white. She makes a show of stripping off her elbow gloves, revealing soft, dextrous fingers instead of... yours.

Her expression only barely falters as you slam your fist into the wall beside her head--no bones break this time. You think you must have just missed the stud until you pull out a fistful of concrete and rebar. Her brow twitches in annoyance. "Stop it."
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>>44764129
>mastrubating to deme's write-fag waifu

Damn, that's lewd.
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>>44764089
>light cruisers
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>>44764179
I haven't seen a write-up from anybody but Central for about a month now.

and his stuff sucks
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>>44764223
You wound me, anon.
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"YOU stop it," you growl. "Leave me alone, you fucking monster."

Her expression sours... and the room goes deathly still. "And just what makes you think you have a right to talk to me that way, girl?"

You push into her face, feeling warmth on her breath--making up for the lack of your own. "I'm not afraid of you."

"You don't have to be," she replies, not batting an eye. "I have been very, very patient with you, child, and you will not speak to me this way."

Undaunted, you pull back your fist, plaster dusting your shirt as you cock back for a swing. "I'll talk to myself however I please, you horrible little--"

Your fist freezes.

Your whole body freezes.

"Did you think," the other you begins, voice building a slow heat, "that you would resist me?"

You strain and stretch, immobilized, gritting your teeth, neck muscles aching as you try to move. She ignores it, walking around you in a slow circle, her voice gone dangerously low. "Did you think to misuse my gifts so?"

The absence of your heartbeat, the blood that isn't thudding through your ears, only makes the dread grow deeper, cold fear overtaking you as she tilts your chin to one side, examining you like meat.

"Did you think," she breathes, her voice very, very quiet now, "that I was a part of you?"

She puts one hand on your chest and pushes you backwards--like a toy, you flip back onto your bed, paralyzed. Blue fire sparks in her eye--its twin aflame in yours, leeching the warmth from around your face, and yet not blinding.

And then, her wrath explodes.

"YOU," she shouts, her voice a banshee wail, "ARE A PART OF ME!"
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>>44764169
ahaha oh fuck
>>44764204
ohhhhh fuck
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The walls fall away into nothingness, leaving a void. Your stomach lurches with the sensation of movement--you're falling. The blaze of her eye fades away to a distant pinprick as you fall, and fall, and fall.

You hit the water with a splash, neck snapping back hard with an impact that shudders through your entire body.

Dark--not a star in the sky, only a dim, cold moon to show the glimmer of the waves. The blackness is a mirror for the water below, like the sea rose up and swallowed all the night sky.

The bed begins to sink, as thick fog rolls across the surface of the frigid ocean. You struggle to pull yourself upright--

Only to feel an icy hand wrap around your wrist.

You twist around and come face to face with her again, eye burning clear through from the other side of the waves, wicked glee lighting her features. Her lips move, but no bubbles rise--her voice thunders down at you, through you, inside you, everywhere.

IF YOU WISH TO WEAR THEIR FORM SO VERY MUCH

She's pulling, pulling, the bed is sinking, you can't get free, the freezing water bites your legs as you seize your wrist and pull--

THEN YOU CAN DROWN LIKE ONE

The bed falls away, your whole body straining as you pull and struggle, the water coming up to your neck--you wrench and gasp and fight to crane your neck up for one last breath of air--

And then you're under.

You fight and struggle, even as you sink, her eyes alight, grinning viciously as you try to escape.

CALL IT

You feel your arm straining out of its socket--it gives with a silent cry as you scream in pain, water rushing into your throat--

CALL YOUR TRUE FORM
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>>44764208
The Japs didn't even have proper CLs until the Agano class. All Destroyer Leaders like the Kumas and Sendais, with those awful fucking 14cm guns.
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>>44764237
>>44764258
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>>44764237
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>>44764182
Brb, coloring.
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>>44764258
MAGICAL ABYSSAL NAKA CHAN
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You cry and scream and cough and struggle, but you can't, you can't win, you can't fight her--

YOU ARE NOT ONE OF THEM

Your lungs burn, chest aches, heart kicking alive again to hammer a frantic beat against your ribcage--

YOU WILL NEVER BE ONE OF THEM

--can't get free can't get free mind is racing as your eyes bulge and the pressure builds--

YOU ARE ONE OF US

--down down down you can't escape she's so heavy filled with water--

YOU ARE MINE

--can't fight your own weight not with the whole ocean behind it--

COME BACK TO US

In a last instant of desperation, feeling the capillaries bursting, blood and foam filling your lungs, you give in as she falls away in triumph, calling out to--

Yourself.

You pass the wreck of IJN Naka as you sink, the whole mass groaning and creaking as it rattles itself to pieces. The tang of rust clouds the midnight-black water as something goes very, very wrong.

The girders of yourself, your body, your first body, your true body, pierce your heart, craning around. More and more pieces fly to you, impaling you, encasing you, folding around you like fingers cradling something precious. They block out the darkness, the crush, the cold.

Inside is

nothing

at all.
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>>44764223
Maybe its better this way, its not like I read them anyway.I will miss you Alabama
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[scared]
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...
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>>44764112
The Eldridge one was decent. Still waiting on the author for more.
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And on the light/dark scale, Nakatime just went darker than Godot's coffee.
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>>44764283
Alabama was a desperately needed happy boat in all of this grimdark suffering shit
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>>44764282
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>>44764206
It involves boiling water.
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>>44764311
Eldridge was great.
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>>44764303
:|
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>>44764282
Weeeeeeell....shit.
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>>44764263
>Aganos
>Proper CLs
>6 6"guns in twin turrets

m8 plz

They were just Destroyer leaders with an extra 1.2cm on their guns
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>>44764282
>>44764303

Did Naka just go nuclear?
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>>44764303
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>>44764314
I agree.
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>>44764282
>I might actually get plot advancement here.
FUCKING YES!!!
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You drift.

What else does a body do?

All is silence. There is no cold, no warmth, no light or dark. There simply is. You simply are.

You are...

...you are...

"...help..."

...you are not alone.

"Is someone there?"

You are... 'you.' What is you? What are you?

"...please..."

You are... you are...

"...help me."

You are the IJN Naka. Sunk February 18th, 1944. Launched March 24th, 1925. Alive, then dead, then alive again.

Slowly, it comes back--the pieces filter together. Cold boilers flicker alight with faint pinpricks of fire, little kilns kept isolated from the water suffusing your body. The first pieces drift close as you reach for the pieces and parts of your identity. The rest--names, places, events, memories--you have to reach and struggle and fight. You remember what pain is as it visits again, rebuking your movement as the girders creak their protest. Still--it all avalanches, it comes back, you stitch yourself back together, bit by bit, until you're yourself again. Gingerly, you reach out with rust-smeared fingers and pull the girders away, like the petals of an ochre lotus, and create a little viewport.

A light sweeps the seafloor.
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>>44764303
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>>44764283
From what I gathered, Bama's writer didn't quit, just busy.
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Does this mean the writefagging is over and we'll finally get to deal with this in the main quest? This subplot has gone on way too long.
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I can't tell if I'm happy for more Naka Time or sad cuz there's more Naka Time.
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>>44764303
wot
that fatso's not a naka
you is muckin' about
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>>44763609
The late 40s was when Truman's Secretary of Defense and the Chairforce teamed up to try and dismantle all the other branches because they believed that all wars would be won by mass nuke bomber spam.
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>>44764346
>none of this
>Not "none a dis"
Why would you properly spell that out?
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>>44764324
Sorry, closest thing to proper CLs. Still trash boats.
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With slow, ponderous, agonized steps, a giant of a man strides, upsetting the silt and scattering the sealife with each footfall. He staggers and groans, a great weight on his back--great chains binding him, hooks dig cruelly into his pale flesh, lashing him to the seafloor. Still he trudges on, sightless, blue eyes staring out into the abyss blindly as he drags his world behind him.

"I can hear you..." he murmurs in strange, accented Japanese.

He's handsome. Tall, youthful, with a sharp jaw and defined body. He must be almost 2 meters tall. Lean muscle bulges and strains beneath his burden with every step, his chest bared.

"It's so cold. I cannot see you. I am lost."

Slowly, his pace falters. Trembling fingers rise as you drift near, entombed in your steely cocoon. They go to brush the surface... and then fall.

You hear the hope leave his voice, those pretty blue eyes cast down to the seafloor. "Another silent one..."

You try to reach out as you pass, but the girders hold you tight. You wrestle and shove and strain your fingers, reaching out for him, but you drift on. You try to call, to speak, but your lungs and your throat are full of sea.

"You cannot help me," he murmurs quietly.

You can! You can talk to him! Ask him who he is! Ask him what's wrong! You can do these things! You CAN!

But the lonely giant strides slowly on, walking without a purpose or a prayer.

And as he disappears, as his presence fades, as the great unending quiet falls, you feel the girders begin to buckle as you scream in silent, helpless fury. Cold, hateful determination fills you as the wrath pulses in your temples, a hate the likes of which you've never felt, not in life or death, the impotence of your rage left with nowhere to go, nothing to build but your resolve.

You will never.

NEVER.

Be one of them.

-----
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>>44764365
That still makes me fucking laugh my ass off. I'm glad I wasn't around for it but just the thought of that is so incredibly stupid in my opinion.
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>>44764303
That's fucking fat Agano
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>>44764283
I'm not dead. Yet. Currently, I'm just busy and sick.
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>>44764365
And the Air Force wanted bigger bombers to do it with while the naval was like,

WHY NOT launch a smaller bomber from a ship?

The Air Force said fuck no to that.
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You wake up in a rage, tears of frustration fresh on one side of your face, your jaw actually aching from your teeth set in a rage. Yo--

"Hey."

You spring back in reflexive shock (and instant, growing horror) at Harder, sitting beside your bed. You clap your hand over your mouth so fast your lips sting.

He doesn't seem to notice, slowly turning his cap around the rim in his hands. "You were thrashing around a hell of a lot," he says, voice low--reverent, almost. "Bad dream?"

You find yourself shaking, the horror of the last day all coming back--from fear and disgust, to rage, to terror and death, to rage again, and now--

Oh god, he's too close. Don't let him find out. You rest a hand over your chest, heart pounding. He looks up at you, making you retreat back another step. "Listen. Don't... don't feel too embarrassed, okay? I know I talk a lot about... y'know, 'us and them,' but..."

What? ...Oh, that stupid lie you told him to cover up what happened.

"Ugh, goddamnit, this is hard. I don't... you know, I just..." he massages his temples. "I'm just fucking around, all right? I like to give you shit, but..."

Oh god, is he... he is. He's blushing. Oh, lord have mercy.

He coughs and straightens up, pulling his hat on. "Anyway! I just wanted to check on you, and when you weren't in your room..." He stands up, dusting off his knees.

You nod, dumbly, as he turns to go--and then panic again as he pauses. "Hey, Naka..."

You manage to squeak something resembling a response.

"...Something else happened yesterday, didn't it?"
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>>44764380
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
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>>44764303
IF I DON'T GET AN H-SCENE WITH 2NAKAS I'M GONNA SINK SOME SHIT
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>>44764415
Damned straight.
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>>44764380
>He's handsome. Tall, youthful, with a sharp jaw and defined body. He must be almost 2 meters tall. Lean muscle bulges and strains beneath his burden with every step, his chest bared.
>those pretty blue eyes cast down to the seafloor. "Another silent one..."

Male abyssal?
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>>44764410
>You rest a hand over your chest, heart pounding
>heart pounding
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Your eyes widen in growing horror, the pit in your stomach matched by a sickly, painful burn. He turns back to you as you clench the deathgrip over your mouth painfully tighter. All you can do, despite yourself, is nod.

"And you can't tell me what happened, right?"

You shake your head no frantically as you scuttle back, kicking up bedlinens as he walks closer, leaning in, brow furrowing, the pain in your stomach building past the knot in your gut into something horrible and indescribable.

It happens.

His eyes widen in recognition and shock. No. No, no, no--

Something in your stomach SPLITS with an audible, ear-wrenching creak, the groan of metal giving way, searing pain blossoming across your gut as you curl up reflexively, tearing up. No, why now, it hurts, It HURTS--

When you can see straight again, you feel yourself being pushed down, laid out. You try to bat at the hands, but it's too late, it's over, he's seen it, it's all...

You see blue.

A long gash across your midsection has rent open--the skin cracking around the jagged furrows, like damaged plating. The wound feels impossibly deep, but there's no blood, no oil, no fire... just cool, blue light, from within.

Harder looks down at you, eyes low, expression drawn and lips pressed tight. You squeeze your eyes shut, letting the tears fall, too miserable to even try to lie any more.
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>>44764090
New toilets. Not even once.
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>>44764410
A wild American sub appears...
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>>44764434
Sounds too erudite and not fucking incredibly pissed and hateful enough.
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>>44764380
Huh.
That's. Huh.
>>44764410
Ok I figured it was a dream but still
>>44764447
ah fuck
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>>44764380
Well that went well.

A man that walks the ocean floor. "You cant help me" why help a man that walks the abyss?

I think this be the abyssal ttk. And one that said naka cant help him.
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>>44764393
There is still justice in the world then.
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>>44764459
I dunno. Abyssal could run the spectrum from really aggressive hateful ones to just depressed wanderers.
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>>44764447
>and then john was a zombie
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>>44764447
And then you wake up
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>>44764447
I SWEAR TO FUCKING GOD, THIS BETTER NOT BE ANOTHER FUCKING CLIFFHANGER OR IM GONNA BE PISSED.
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... and you feel the warmth of his hand brush across the jagged line of broken steel.

"No wonder you dress like a traffic cone," he murmurs, voice strained. "You look like shit in blue."

He pulls in closer, his hand moving away--you find yourself grabbing it and pushing it back down to the damage before you can think about it--he's so warm, it's so cold...

"'kay," he manages, and you open your eyes to his own, pity and concern plain on his face. His other hand finds your face, a thumb under your cheek rubbing a streak through the tears. He chuckles bitterly. "You know, I can't believe I ever wanted to kick your ass. You're so much better at it than I'll ever be."

He runs his hand along your cheek and underneath your chin, caressing you gently as you cry, utterly exposed and emotionally exhausted after the last day. "God, you're cold..." he murmurs. "I like it, you know? I like how you can kick my ass with a sentence. I like how you keep turning shit around on me. It keeps me guessing, every time I think I've got you, you pull something else out. I have to be on my toes just to try to keep up with you."

Slowly, you release his hand, and he lets go, rubbing and flexing his fingers to shake off the frostbite. He drags his chair over and sits down.

"They're trying to get you." It's not a question.

You nod.

"It's not working. So they're hurting you."

You nod.

"Are they going to come here?"

...You don't know. After a moment, he accepts your silence. "Okay. You don't have to tell me anything else."
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>>44764447
fuck
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>>44764476
no i must sink the abyssals
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>>44764447
NAKA THIS MIGHT BE YOUR LAST CHANCE TO FUCK HARDER UNTIL YOU BOTH TAKE ON WATER
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>>44764447
Well -- Harder's a teenaged American shipboy. So, fifty-fifty chance between the flight instinct and the fight instinct ... I'd put my money on the latter though...
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>>44764380
Being Abyssal Admiral is suffering...
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>>44764486
HARDER IS AMAZING
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>>44764486
Harder's love may not be able to fix things, but his willingness to wrestle a goddamn cruiser just might
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>>44764486
HARDER BEST BOY

HAVE SUBMARINE CHILDREN WITH HIM
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>>44764494
god damn
those legs
that dress
why are all the bestgirls abyssa---
oh right. heheheh
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>>44764486
He must have read some deep shit off Settle's shelf...
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>>44764486
He'll end up shoving five torpedoes up Naka's new pussy
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>>44764486
And then the day was won with the power of love
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>>44764497
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>>44764486
Well, guess we taught him how to girl just right.
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>>44764533
Have sub, half sub hunter. That would be an interesting combination.
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Abbysal admiral pretty much told Naka, 'Welp, you're useless. I don't need you.' If that doesn't get her blood boiling (and circulating again) I don't know what will
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>>44764536
I knew giving him those books was going to be useful for something
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>>44764554
So, an SSK? SSN?
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>>44764554
An ASW sub!
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Looks like Hit Em Again Harder is going hunting.
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>>44764480
I DUNNO NIGGA, LOOKS LIKE THE GRAND FUCKING CANYON TO ME
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>>44764223
I got one that should be rolling out next thread if editing goes well.
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>>44764569
There was that one sub that mounted a rack of depth charges
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>>44764559
I pity the Abyssal fools. Naka just told Harder whose been fucking with her, and his maybe-girlfriend literally has a gash in her hull because she hasn't given in. He's a sub, so I suspect he's going to go blow some shit up -- perhaps with a few friends.
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Harder stands up again, cinching his hat down over his eyes. "...I don't understand why you do this," he admits quietly. "I don't understand why you don't just say what's wrong, or talk to someone. But if you don't want to, I won't make you."

He pauses as he turns to leave again. "Cover up that ugly blue shit until you can wear something properly hideous on you."

With that, he shrugs his coat down around his shoulders, slips free, and drapes it gently over you before he heads for the door.

"Take care of yourself. No one else can."

Still drained, you bundle yourself up in his warm coat, taking in the smell of brass fittings and a faint hint of cheap body spray clinging steadfastly to the wool. Wrapped up in a cocoon with his body heat, for the first time in your life your heavy eyelids flutter shut, and you drift back to sleep.
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>>44764573
GOD MOTHERFUCKING DAMMIT!!!!! SUMBITCH!!!!!!

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
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I swear to God if Naka and Harder don't kiss soon I'm going to riot.
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>>44764554
The result would, presumably, be this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSK_%28hull_classification_symbol%29
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>>44764586
Yeah, but she was Finnish. Finnish naval-defence doctrine boiled down to "ALL THE FUCKING MINES". That sub thought she was a damned patrol-boat.
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>>44764577
It won't.
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>>44764577

YOU

YOU SHOULD BE IN THE WRITEFAG CHANNEL

YES, YOU

COME TO IRC

COME

YOU KNOW THE PLACE
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>>44764566
I'm thinking more like an Alfa with retractable deck guns...
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>>44764612
They dontyet
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>>44764603
That's as adorable as the situation is harrowing
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>>44764535
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>>44764633
"Soon", but not necessarily "now".

This whole song and dance, no pun intended, should not keep going on without some progression on the relationship front. And by relationship, I mean Harder getting to first base.
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>>44764600
Or not. Damnit son - you were so close!!
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>>44764603
>for the first time in your life your heavy eyelids flutter shut
Jesus fuck. Naka hasn't slept since she was summoned?
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>>44764655
To be fair, she just fell asleep wrapped up in his coat. That's pretty damn cute/romantic
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>>44764665

Not naturally.
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>>44764627
Don't listen to him anon, hes like a gypsy

he says he can give you so much, but then he steals your wallet while you're asleep and dumps you on the side of the road
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>>44764677
Again, "soon"
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>>44764640
abyssals literally did nothing wrong
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>There hasn't been any new writefaggotry about totally 1000% cannon most fucking sane and well adjusted boatbitches yet
Just getting a little impatient, sorry.
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>>44764677
Point.
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>>44764655
I think there's been progress as Harder straight up admitted his feelings more or less, seeing her not as "devil I know" but "someone I care about"

he might have taken his first steps towards real manhood with that moment.
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>>44764703
Half of them left, remember?
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>>44764603
This is Radio Free Vengeance, calling out to the unloved and unwanted.

Come back home.


RADIO FREE VENGEANCE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vYtKQ_mY3EmNekAR2LgFsxM5FMFOMLWbIKoMuiXPiq8/edit?usp=sharing

BEST SERVED COLD: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X5E-vb-w9X7zyZpoV4-TkFDgYxghyxvyTNdrINcHb9E/edit?usp=sharing

FRATERNIZING WITH THE ENEMY: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y6_bsb_jVGPB_MYT9JVZilZ8LVNo4wtHSkzV1L9Hfj8/edit?usp=sharing

Loyalty is a circle.
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>>44764703
If you want something done, etc etc.
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>>44764721
NOOOOOOPE
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>>44764721
>This is continuing
YES!!!!! This please me GREATLY!!!
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>>44764709
He also pretty much straight up he can't help save her if she won't let him in. Two steps forward, one and a bit back...
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>>44764713
>RCNfag came by afterward and said they yeah nah he's still game, he's just been busy
>Lt. Hate says shit is canon too
Pay attention hoser.
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I can see this going on with Harder.
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>>44764739
>one and a bit back...
No, dude. That's not a step back at all, because it's true as hell. He's figuring out that being there for someone doesn't mean actually fixing things for them
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>>44764223
Trying to set up a story about some coasties recommissioning an Endicott Period fort while worrying about a harassing Abyssal monitor.
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>>44764727
>>44764738
As always, I'm taking feedback and critique.

Big, big thanks to Naka-chan for writing her half of Fraternizing with the Enemy, as well as advice, editing, and time stamps.

Fucking.

Time stamps.
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>>44764739
that's also a sign of maturity: realizing this basic fact. Someone immature would assume that they could do all the saving no matter what.

He basically let her know that when she's ready, he'll help.
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>>44764702
Given that the catalyst for most Abyssals coming back is betrayal from their own country, I might have to agree with you.
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>>44764721
>implying I'm going to read more suffering already
Absolutely not.
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>>44764774
Don't get the wrong idea, I'm not saying I don't like it. I'm just spooked
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>>44764703
JUST DO IT!
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>>44764721
>more Terry and Erry

Oh goody, I was just reading them this morning. I love how you write the Abyssals as evil monsters yet extremely fragile emotionally.

Although I did find the fact that abyssals would pay for booze odd.
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>>44764779
>I hadn't been keeping up with him and am about to binge all three parts
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>>44764665
>Naka hasn't slept since she was summoned?
This explains everything. Absolutely everything.
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>>44764758
Not what I meant ... one step back in overall progress, not for Harder personally. I agree he showed great maturity. Again, I think he's been reading a bit ...
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>>44764777
Or being neglected or unappreciated in life.

That gives me an idea for Abyssal Jean Bart
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>>44764789
DON'T LET YOUR WRITEUPS BE DREAMS

MAKE YOUR WRITEUPS REAL

YOU SAID YOU'D DO IT TOMORROW, DO IT TODAY

JUST DO IT
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>>44764795
Her thoughtline was that if she paid for it it would look less suspicious and thus not spook Yokosuka.

There were some translation errors between the thought and the execution.
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>>44764603
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPQVrjnC1jo&feature=youtu.be&t=29
sweet dreams naka-chan
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Alright, good night guys.
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>>44764777
>All those battleships in Chesapeake bay
>those CV's, DD's, SS, and BB's at Bikini
>Oklahoma and Utah
>those fast battleships that were scrapped while their sisters were saved as museums
>SoDak, Indiana
>Washington, the only battleship of the entire war to decisively sink another battleship in surface action, the savior of the famed "Battleship X"

yeah

shit....
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>>44764823
I'd argue that pirate treasure would be even MORE suspicious than just a stolen shipment.

I'd accept that the abyssal (forget which it was) did it from a habit picked up back when she was a ship, from her captain or crew or something, but just to "avoid suspicion" is a bad answer in my opinion.

I'm not asinine to tell you to change it. Do what you want.
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>>44764816
Indeed. Neglecting her human elements would logically lead to her reverting to a more ship-like state. I wonder if she's been eating and drinking consistently...
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>>44764789
What, are you asking me to become a KCQ writer? I've actually been practicing a bit. But i don't think I would have time to do it normally.
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>>44763918
Thanks for the fun, boss

Goodnight all.
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>>44764774
Oh sweet fuck please finish the Buchanan story, holy shit i wanna see how they break her to pieces and rebuild her as an abyssal. Holy shit this stuff is great.
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>>44764603
>Harder is the most sensitive, understanding, and caring boyfriend
>you will never have a boyfriend like Harder

Dammit Naka, I am jealous.
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>>44764665
>Jesus fuck. Naka hasn't slept since she was summoned?
>>44764816
>This explains everything. Absolutely everything.
Jesus FUCKING Christ yes, it does. That means she's been awake for what, MONTHS on end? Shipgirls are tough and all, but humans suffer psychotic episodes after three DAYS without sleep! It's no friggin' wonder her few remaining marbles are starting to get harder to find.
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>>44764856
It doesn't have to be a regular thing. You don't have to write a series to be a writer. Just do a one-off with some bote that nobody else loves
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>>44764855
Well she's certainly been drinking consistently.
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>>44764840
This is why the entire battle of Bonin STILL makes no sense to me. They lure us into the perfect trap and they have ALL OF THESE ships at their disposal, shit we have even confirmed Oklahoma and Utah and yet they only throw a Battlecruiser and an escort fleet (for a fucking Battlecruiser) at us.
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>>44764840
All the ships half built that got scrapped.

Which included TWO of the Iowa class that had an improved design.

Illinois and Kentucky.

An Alaska class, Hawaii.

The 1920 South Dakota battleship

The last four of the Lexingtons battlecruisers...
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>>44764894
Hmm, alright.
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>>44764849
Oh aye, definitely. That'd be the translation errors thing; she never stopped to go 'This is not acceptable currency'. Her thoughtline went 'currency will prevent suspicion' to 'this is currency' to 'I am sneakiest booze demon'.

She's very smart. Sometimes very smart people still do very stupid things.
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