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<FireFly_9> You know you are probably consuming the remains of a poor creature that had been tortured its entire life in a small box before finally being brutally put out of its misery along with a mass of its screaming kin...
* // J_Daito // chews
<// J_Daito //> well, part of the fun of having a pet is being able to interact with it

welcome to #suburbansenshi3

[21:14] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Fate had sought to exterminate them all, but THEY were determine to reject fate and overcome it...WITH the Alliance survivors beside them.
[21:15] <Kagerou Imaizumi> They knew what their chances were...and they CONFRONTED that risk, regardless of the odds!
[21:16] *** The screen shows the survivors STILL pushing forward as the music just gets downright EPIC as they get closer and closer to a single mountain that's bisected by a massive split in its face.
[21:18] *** They push forward on foot despite the winds and the terrain, moving into that crevasse and into...a great and massive VAULT in which a strange obelisk of black and green juts out of the center. Hey, that's ARCHITECT technology!
[21:19] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Finally, their time had come to establish their Last Bastion on that world.
[21:25] * Kagerou Imaizumi bows.
[21:26] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Come back tomorrow, and I will FINISH this tale. Of heroes and adversity. Of great battles and terrible deeds. Of survivors becoming fighters against a pitiless environment and an army of darkness that sought to snuff them all out.
[21:30] <David O`Cain> Maaaaan, how do we get this back on track now?
[21:33] * Kagerou Imaizumi is away: See you all soon!
[21:36] * Michelle O`Cain smiles a bit, and she takes lead vocals for Primus
[21:40] * Michelle O`Cain remains on lead for more Primus
[21:45] * Michelle O`Cain shows off her bass skills as she sings lead for another Primus track
[21:50] * Michelle O`Cain stays on lead as she and the band play one last track by Primus
[21:53] * David O`Cain takes over lead vocals as the band starts up some Murderdolls
[21:55] * David O`Cain stays on lead for one more Murderdolls track
[22:00] * David O`Cain keeps up his role of lead vocalist as the band moves on to some Sevendust
[22:03] * David O`Cain and the band play some more Sevendust
[22:07] * David O`Cain keeps singing lead vocals for another track by Sevendust
[22:11] * David O`Cain continues belting out Sevendust with the rest of the band
[22:15] * David O`Cain remains on lead vocals for another Sevendust track
[22:20] * David O`Cain and the band play one last track by Sevendust
[22:25] * David O`Cain gets out his X-plorer guitar, and the band starts up an instrumental inspired by video games
[22:32] * David O`Cain and the band continue the instrumentals, this time by Andrew Hulshult
[22:36] * David O`Cain and the band keep things going by playing another track done by Andrew Hulshult
[22:38] * David O`Cain and the band plays another remix by Andrew Hulshult
[22:41] * David O`Cain and the band keep on playing more by Andrew Hulshult
[22:45] * David O`Cain and his bandmates continue playing some more music by Andrew Hulshult
[22:48] * David O`Cain and the rest of the band are still playing music by Andrew Hulshult
[22:52] * David O`Cain and the band play some more music by Andrew Hulshult
[22:55] * David O`Cain and the band keeps on playing another track from Andrew Hulshult
[22:58] * David O`Cain and the band continue playing music by Andrew Hulshult
[23:01] * David O`Cain and the band play one last track by Andrew Hulshult
[23:04] * David O`Cain and the band move on to Battletoads
[23:06] * David O`Cain and the band play a very familiar tune from Battletoads 2020
[23:09] * David O`Cain and the band continue with one more track from Battletoads 2020
[23:13] * David O`Cain and the band continue playing Battletoads, but it's from the arcade
[23:15] * David O`Cain and the band move on to Stage 3 of the arcade game
[23:19] * David O`Cain and the band keep on rolling with Stage 5
[23:23] * David O`Cain and the band play one last track from the arcade game
[23:25] * Ryoko Mitsurugi takes up lead vocals as the band starts playing Ghost
[23:31] * Ryoko Mitsurugi stays on lead vocals for another Ghost track
[23:36] * Ryoko Mitsurugi continues singing lead as the band plays another track by Ghost
[23:40] * Ryoko Mitsurugi keeps up her role as the lead singer for more Ghost
[23:44] * Ryoko Mitsurugi remains on lead vocals for another track by Ghost
[23:48] * Ryoko Mitsurugi is still doing lead vocals for more music by Ghost
[23:53] * Ryoko Mitsurugi and the band play one last track by Ghost
[23:56] * Ryoko Mitsurugi and David team up for a little bit of The Jolly Rogers
[00:00] * Ryoko Mitsurugi and David continue their team up for the sequel
[00:05] * Ryoko Mitsurugi and David keep up their tagteam for part 3
[00:10] * David O`Cain takes up singing lead for a track by Oingo Boingo
[00:17] * David O`Cain and the band play a classic by Michael Jackson, and are joined by ghouls for the dance sequence
[00:23] * David O`Cain and the band continue the medley with some Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
[00:27] * David O`Cain stays on lead vocals as he and the band play a classic by Ray Parker, Jr.
[00:31] * David O`Cain and the band ends the concert with that Halloween classic by Bobby "Boris" Pickett
[00:35] *** The O`Cain Family and Friends Tribute Band fade away as the stage lights turn dark. Then the video board shows an dot matrix Dracula rocking out on his guitar. Suddenly, his amp explodes showing the two numbers matching up indicating a Free Play.
[00:35] <Dracula> Hey, you're cool! Like me!
[00:36] *** The camera turns and slides to reveal Grim was the entity playing Monster Bash the whole time!
[00:36] * Grim turns toward the camera, and gives a thumbs up
[00:36] <Grim> Trick-or-treat, everybody! Have a Happy Halloween!
[00:37] *** Grim [] has left #suburbansenshi3 (And that's all, folks!)
[20:03] *** Kagerou Imaizumi has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:03] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Kagerou Imaizumi
[20:03] * Kagerou Imaizumi is BACK to resume her story!
[20:05] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Good evening once again all!
[20:05] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Are you here for the continuation of my tale of those lost souls and their last stand against their final fate?
[20:18] <Forest Kit> :3
[20:21] *** The music starts up again, and the Jumbotron starts showing more recorded footage from over ten years ago.
[20:22] <Kagerou Imaizumi> When the survivors arrived at the Bastion, instead of finding a fortified base complete with structures and supplies, they found very little of either. The place was little more than a partially enclosed vault and strewn piles of construction materials. Even the VanSaar were surprised.
[20:23] <Kagerou Imaizumi> "Where are the support teams? Where are the logistical convoys? Where is everyone?"
[20:23] <Kagerou Imaizumi> They were all forced to improvise and adapt. What little food they had was processed into slab.
[20:24] *** Voices behind the curtains ring out. "UGH! Yuck! You couldn't PAY me to eat that stuff."
[20:25] <Kagerou Imaizumi> And even the children had to help with gathering up what materials they could find within the vault. Meanwhile, the vehicles that had brought them were used to form crude shelters, and scouting teams went out into the icy desert on foot.
[20:26] <Kagerou Imaizumi> The Obelisk, however, was activated. It was a geothermal spike, part of an Architect power generator that had been repurposed and reconfigured. It helped keep the interior of the vault warm enough for everyone not to freeze.
[20:29] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Only a small number of the group that had left the coast had arrived at the Bastion. The rest had been scattered by the terrible weather. Despite the harsh conditions, all of the lost survivors were found. Families were reunited, and hope began to rise as the survivors were able to engage in more and more of the work they needed to do in order to survive.
[20:31] <Kagerou Imaizumi> The Techsmiths and the handful of Transmuters who'd escaped with them got to work, and over the many days that followed they worked long hours with little rest to ensure better shelters were built, vital infrastructure was established, and everyone was taken care of.
[20:33] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Soon, over three hundred people called the Last Bastion home. It wasn't much: just a collection of rough, insulated buildings, barracks, crude workshops, medical tents, and field kitchens serving thin soup and Snow-Stalker stew, but for the first time in MONTHS those exhausted survivors had time to compose themselves.
[20:34] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Then the scouting parties returned with surprising news. There HAD been other settlements further inland!
[20:36] <Kagerou Imaizumi> One was completely unknown to them all! It was possibly another group that had been established before the Sea-Doll Uprising and been forgotten about. The other had been another refugee settlement established AFTER the Last Command had done its work.
[20:40] <Kagerou Imaizumi> The refugee settlement had been destroyed. There were no survivors. It had been sabotaged. Their core reactor had overloaded and been severely damaged. Over the following weeks the people had become more desperate and deranged, eventually falling to panic and anarchy. When the reactor finally exploded and killed the settlement, the people had either fled, perished, or remained behind to envy the dead.
[20:41] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Food ran out, and then the survivors were forced into the unthinkable, but even then that didn't save them because at the height of their misery, the ones responsible for their plight made themselves known.
[20:41] <Kagerou Imaizumi> And finished them off.
[20:44] <Forest Kit> did they become fluffy? :D
[20:44] <Kagerou Imaizumi> The other settlement had destroyed itself. Their attempts to harness Architect technology had backfired badly, triggering a self-destruct that ended their stronghold with the force of a small bomb.
[20:45] <Kagerou Imaizumi> But that wasn't the worst of it.
[20:46] *** The Jumbotron showed new images of people fleeing towards the mountains across the snow in battered vehicles.
[20:46] <Kagerou Imaizumi> Their location had already been discovered.
[20:48] <Kagerou Imaizumi> More survivors were heading directly to the Last Bastion, bringing with them the last vestiges of the colonies' military supplies and fighting vehicles.
[20:48] <Kagerou Imaizumi> The KANSEN were on their way. They'd somehow determined the location of the Last Bastion and were determined to END the last Human stronghold on the planet.
[20:52] <Kagerou Imaizumi> And so...
[20:52] * Kagerou Imaizumi steps aside as the curtains part, revealing!!!!
[20:52] *** Nue Honjuu has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:52] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Nue Honjuu
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[20:52] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Fujiware no Mokou
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[20:52] <@spiritflame> konbanwa
[20:53] *** Fujiwara no Mokou [CrimsonWatchguard@FedComNet(pirated server)] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:53] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Fujiwara no Mokou
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[20:53] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Hatate Himekaidou
[20:53] *** Sanae Kochiya has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:53] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Sanae Kochiya
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[20:53] <@spiritflame> konbanwa
[20:53] *** Reisen Udongein Inaba [LunaticMoonRabbit@FedCom.Net (Pirated Serve] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:53] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Reisen Udongein Inaba
[20:55] * Reisen Udongein Inaba leads the band as they proceed to ROCK THE HELL OUT!!
[20:56] *** The Jumbotron shows plenty of panic and dismay as the news spreads among the survivors, but then the panic ends when the VanSaar step forward, and not just ANY VanSaar.
[20:57] *** The VETERANS of the Necromundan 8112th's 4th Company!
[20:58] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - With their colony lost and done...their new place their last bastion. -
[20:58] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - They didn't have long...the threat had see them done. -
[20:59] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - They weren't ready for a fight...barely survived the arctic night. -
[20:59] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - 600 refugees...couldn't fight. The Kansen were too strong. -
[21:00] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - The war's veterans...they stepped forward. -
[21:00] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> - "This place is now our home... -
[21:01] <All> "Stand for the Bastion, our blood for the nation!"
[21:02] <All> "Rally the Imperial Guard and brace for the storm!
[21:02] <All> Our people cannot retreat. We cannot surrender.
[21:03] <All> Face the Kansen's charge and bring them defeat~!
[21:04] *** The screen shows footage from a dozen different people recording, showing EVERYONE working like crazy, reinforcing defenses, building crude factories, and assembling weapons.
[21:05] <Reisen Udongien Inaba> - Now threatened by Kansen guns...the Bastion's daughters and sons. -
[21:05] <Reisen Udongien Inaba> - face the wave. -
[21:07] *** The screens then showed NEW footage, from people crossing over the icy wastes on foot, wearing....oh crap! Those are combat exoskeletons! RIGS!
[21:07] <Reisen Udongien Inaba> - Across the bleak and frozen plains...came the whole of Azur Lane. -
[21:07] <Reisen Udongien Inaba> - Day and night. Closing in. To end their lives. -
[21:07] <Reisen Udongien Inaba> - From Eagle Union...and Royal Navy. -
[21:08] <Reisen Udongien Inaba> - They all had one goal. -
[21:09] <All > Stand for the Bastion, our blood for the nation!
[21:09] <All > Rally the Imperial Guard and brace for the storm!
[21:09] <All > Our people cannot retreat. We cannot surrender.
[21:10] <All > Face the Kansen's charge and bring them defeat~!
[21:10] *** The music prepares for an EPIC Sanae and Hatate solo while Mokou gets ready for FULL-AUTO drumbeats, while the screen shows the battle that happened.
[21:11] *** The Bastion was as ready as it could be, with the only way in, the narrow gorge, fortified with walls, gates, and weapon emplacements.
[21:13] *** The people were barely trained and equipped with just lasguns, basic armor, and thick overcoats that made them look like the Ice Regiments of Valhalla, but in their midst flew the standard of the 4th Company.
[21:14] *** Then the Kansen began their attack. They were limited to just moving on the ground; there was NO WATER for them to glide over or refuel from. Their primary advantage had already been negated!
[21:15] *** Destroyer-girls and Cruiser-girls formed the main attack wave, with Battleship and Carrier-girls attacking from a distance.
[21:17] *** At the same time a small group from Royal Navy, led by the Royal Maid Corps (Belfast and Sheffield leading the way) breached the access tunnels underneath the Last Bastion and attempted to sabotage the Obelisk to make it overload!
[21:19] *** The people of the Bastion made not a single step back. The people on the walls laid down non-stop barrages of las-fire and gauss shards that whittled away at the Kansen, while hunters began sniping at the Battleship and Carrier-girls from high in the cliffs!
[21:20] *** Amagi goes down from a headshot! Then Yorktown! Then Akagi and Washington!
[21:22] *** In the tunnels below the Royal Maid Corps is ambushed as an entire PLATOON of VanSaar veterans attacked them head-on, tearing them apart with gauss rifles, grenades, and pure determination. As the battle turns into brutal hand-to-hand combat in which the Kansen have a distinct advantage, more reinforcements come.
[21:22] *** HUMAN reinforcements!
[21:24] *** More refugees rushed into the fight to back them up. You watch as Javelin SKEWERS a man through the torso on her lance, then she watches in astonishment as the man PULLS himself forward, grabs her head, and shots her repeatedly in the neck before he dies.
[21:25] *** Sheffield's gunned down by multiple shooters. Belfast is blown apart by a grenade launcher.
[21:26] *** The Royal Maid Corps' attempt to sabotage the reactor is thwarted by pure, unadulterated determination and fearless sacrifice as they rest of them are bum-rushed, bodily tackled, and blown apart.
[21:27] * Hatate and Sanae 's music gets even more intense, hinting at the Best Part in their opinion.
[21:28] *** Outside, the walls are being hammered by cannon and missile fire, but it's already slackening due to the snipers.
[21:29] *** You see Queen Elizabeth take a hit right in her neck that nearly decapitates her. Enterprise loses one of her legs at the knee.
[21:30] *** Then out of the snow, camouflaged under drifting snow, the VEHICLES emerge.
[21:30] *** Tanks! LAND RAIDERS!
[21:30] *** The main gate opens...BANEBLADE!!!!!
[21:32] *** The Kansen are caught in a huge barrage of autocannons and battle cannons that strike them from two directions. Infantry quickly rush up alongside the tanks and the Last Bastion reveals its last and greatest weapon.
[21:33] *** Northern Parliament!!!
[21:34] *** The Sea-Dolls of Northern Parliament move forward, firing every step of the way as they pummel Azur Lane's Battleship and Carrier girls. While on the defensive walls of the Bastion, a handful of warriors wearing HUGE suits of armor finally emerge.
[21:35] *** Power armor! ASTARTES! The last few survivors of the Ghost Fox squad that had been with the colonists!
[21:36] *** Most of them had died during the Uprising and only a handful had survived until that point, but they'd held back until the moment was perfect to catch the Kansen in a kill-zone.
[21:37] *** And Northern Parliament had been the ONLY faction of Azur Lane that HADN'T succumbed to the Last Command. When all the others had fallen to it, THEY had somehow avoided getting infected.
[21:39] *** The screen shows the final stages of the battle as the Ghost Foxes, tanks, and Northern Parliament charged and overwhelmed Azur Lane, closing to point-blank range and even hand-to-hand!
[21:42] *** The scenes of battle show ALL of Azur Lane being gunned down. Laffey, Unicorn, Ayanami, Hood, Warspite,'s hard to relate the exuberantly friendly Kansen you met not that long ago to the savage monsters you're witnessing the destruction of now. But...they WERE the last dying echo of a war long since passed.
[21:44] *** It's almost saddening to see Takao trying to distract a Ghost Fox by attacking him directly, and it's equally heartrending to see the other Astartes being gunned down by multiple Battleship-girls before they too are blasted to hell by the Baneblade.
[21:47] *** Even among the carnage you can see Akagi and Akashi working feverishly on Amagi, and at the last moment before they're engulfed in a massive snow-blast caused by an exploding battle cannon round you see Akagi pulling something out of Amagi's shattered body.
[21:49] <Maximum the Touhou> They stood for the Bastion, their blood for their nation!
[21:49] <Maximum the Touhou> The mighty Imperial Guard weathered the storm!
[21:49] <Maximum the Touhou> The Bastion never gave in. There was no surrender.
[21:49] <Maximum the Touhou> The Kansen couldn't escape! Utter defeat!
[21:50] <Maximum the Touhou> They stood for the Bastion, their blood for their nation!
[21:50] <Maximum the Touhou> They stood for the Bastion, their blood for their nation!
[21:52] *** The last scene shows Kirov of Northern Parliament, standing proudly atop the Last Bastion's wall, holding the 4th Company's banner and waving it proudly, yelling something to the last of Azur Lane as they're eliminated.
[21:53] *** And Kirov is looking downright ICONIC in the last scene.
[21:55] * ~ The curtain closes, and the music ends. And Gensokyo's "Best Woof" has concluded her story.
[21:55] *** Kagerou Imaizumi has left #suburbansenshi3 (I hope you all enjoyed it!")

[11:31] * Minerva walks the streets of Nerima, a cat draped over her shoulder
[11:32] <Cat> my lady...are you certain that that it is wise to simply....walk out on one's own like this?
[11:32] <Minerva> look, simply call me Minerva
[11:33] <Minerva> and of course it is important for one to know better where one now calls home...
[11:36] *** there's a scream, as a man runs past, a stolen purse in his hand....
[11:36] <Minerva> ....
[11:36] <Cat> ..Minerva..don't...
[11:37] * Minerva trips the man as he just runs past...then kicks him high into the air...and as he falls down to Earth...SLAMS her fist into him....causing him to screech in pain
[11:37] <Man> my legs! I can't feel my leeeegsss..gaaaaaaaahhhhhh
[11:37] * Minerva grabs the purse
[11:37] <Minerva> think well on your crimes, you..
[11:38] * Minerva glances both ways as a pair of police officers show up
[11:38] <Minerva> find this thief has...
[11:38] * Minerva is grabbed by the police
[11:38] <Minerva> w..wait what you are....unhand me!!!!
[11:38] * Minerva is dragged away by the police, protesting the entire time
[11:39] *** Minerva has left #suburbansenshi3 (what do you think you are doing!?)
[11:39] <Cat> .......
[11:39] * Cat face-paws...

[22:26] * Minerva brushes herself off...and steps out of the busted cell she just blasted her way out
[22:26] <Minerva> ....irritating...
[22:27] * Minerva glances around...and looks back at the dumbfounded police
[22:27] <Minerva> farewell to you all
[22:27] * Minerva walks off....

[10:13] * Freya Felinus coughs and looks..nervous....
[10:13] * Minerva sits across from Freya.........looking at the young woman
[10:14] <Freya Felinus> um.....
[10:15] <Freya Felinus> think
[10:15] <Freya Felinus> ...I might..have a way to..get of the charges....
[10:16] <Freya Felinus> a law...passed two years ago.....i..involving..d..defending ..wit...with meta...human........powers....
[10:16] <Minerva> yes?
[10:18] <Freya Felinus>
[10:19] * Freya Felinus slams her head against the time, passing out ><
[10:19] <Minerva> ....
[10:19] * Minerva looks over to Millina
[10:19] <Minerva> ....are you sure about your child?
[10:19] * Millina sighs

[11:59] * Phobos and Deimos quietly work at sweeping up the front steps of the shrine
[11:59] <Phobos> these leaves are.....driving me crazy...
[11:59] * Phobos frowns as a leaf lands on her face..she blows it off
[12:00] * Deimos giggles just a little bit
[12:01] <Deimos> we all have to do our part......
[12:02] <Phobos> yeah yeah....
[12:09] <Phobos> well at least we don't have to deal with...
[12:09] * Phobos glances up...and FREEZES IN PLACE
[12:12] <Deimos> Phobos..what's wrong? look like you've seen a gh-
[12:12] * Deimos looks...and SCREAMS!!!!!
[12:27] * A woman puts a finger to her lips and makes a shhh sound
[12:27] * A woman looks over the shrine........
[12:27] * A woman walks away
[12:27] * Phobos and Deimos stare, pale faced, frightened out of their wits....

[19:35] *** Testing
[19:38] * The scene shows stock footage of the Federation Fleet in formation over a planet. Ground fire is shooting up from the surface, and many ships are taking hits but continuing to push forward. This LOOKS like old footage from the Zealot War because you don't see the Defender of Cadia among the ships.
[19:38] <Announcer> For centuries, we've wondered, if we are alone in the universe....
[19:39] * The scene shows Thunderhawk gunships landing by the dozens, loading ramps slamming down, and HUNDREDS of T-Dolls rushing out. Wow, it looks like they've ALL been brought in for this project!
[19:40] * The scene suddenly switches to show the T-Dolls skidding to a halt as something rises in front of them.
[19:40] * UMP-9 SCREAMS!!!!
[19:41] *** Suddenly, a Facehugger Kit SHOOTS towards the camera, bellowing a teeny battle cry! >:D
[19:41] * The scene cuts to black!
[19:42] <Announcer > Tomorrow...
[19:42] * The scene shows more T-Dolls, in tunnels, in military camps, and gathering on the battlefield, all of them looking anxious.
[19:43] <Announcer> We'll wish we were.
[19:43] * The scene shows Forest Kits gathering near the T-Dolls. No, not Forest Kits....XENO-KITS!!!
[19:46] *** The scenes show quick views of hectic fast-paced battle as massive SWARMS of Xeno-Kits surge towards the T-Dolls. There's massed gunfire, there's explosions, there's flights of aircraft, there's a scene of what looks like Aya Shameimaru flailing like crazy with a Xeno-Kit wrapped around her neck...THEN HER HEAD EXPLODES OFF HER SHOULDERS IN A MASSIVE SPRAY OF RED AND GREEN BITS!!!!
[19:47] <Chibi-AnTil (Imperial Guard)> We're under attack, sir! We need retrieval now!
[19:48] *** The scenes of battle continue. You see HK416 and UMP-45 blasting away like crazy! You see Titan-Kits pawing and smacking at everything in front of them!
[19:48] *** You see...HOLY CRAP!! The Deepfake Special Guest is...
[19:49] <M16A1 (Deepfake)> HOLD UP HERE! EVERYTHING YOU'VE GOT!
[19:50] * M16A1 (Deepfake) and a platoon of T-Dolls open fire, standing their ground as a MASSIVE swarm of Xeno-Kits surge towards them all with happy expressions! Incoming snuggles!
[19:50] <Announcer> Victory means survival.
[19:51] <Announcer> Defeat means extinction.
[19:52] * The next scene shows HK-416's face as she panics...THEN SHE'S ENGULFED BY AN ENTIRE SWARM OF XENO-KITS!!
[19:52] <Announcer> Starship Floofers!!
[19:53] <Announcer> RATED R (for Ridiculous) STARTS TOMORROW!
[19:04] * ~ Music starts to play in the background as the projector starts to play.
[19:07] *** Suddenly, the waving flag of the Federation appears amidst a fanfare of...Japanese flutes?! The horns have all been replaced with wind-flutes and the drums are all Japanese style tok-tok types>! Was the music reproduced in Gensokyo?!
[19:07] * ~ ........Maaaaaybe!
[19:09] *** The camera switches to show a BUNCH of people standing in formation and at attention, dressed in Imperial Guard armor.
[19:09] <Announcer> All throughout the Federation young people everywhere are stepping up to do their part.
[19:09] <Marisa Kirisame> I'm doing MY part!
[19:10] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> I'm doing MY part.
[19:10] <Sakuya Izayoi> I'm doing my part. ^__^
[19:11] * ~ Suddenly a small girl with short dark hair, cat ears, and TWO tails jumps out from between two people, wearing a VanSaar hostile environment suit and combat armor.
[19:11] <Chen> I'm doing MY part too!! =^ ^=
[19:12] * ~ Everyone looks over and laughs.
[19:12] <Announcer> Join the Mobile Infantry and save the world. Service GUARANTEES citizenship!
[19:14] *** The scene switches to a view in space of what looks like an Alliance Halcyon-class cruiser speeding towards a planet in the near distance.
[19:14] *** The title-header reads "FLUFF INFILTRATION"
[19:16] <Announcer> The Fluffs infest and overrun yet another starship and send it our way in the hopes of infiltrating our worlds, but this time we're ready.
[19:17] *** The camera angle shifts to show...GOD DAMN!!!! There are TWO GIGANTIC starships moving into firing position near the oncoming cruiser!!! Both of them are Grand Cruisers from the Imperium!
[19:18] *** Vengeance and Avenger-class. Their broadsides are already orienting on the target.
[19:18] <Announcer> Orbital defenses are better than ever.
[19:19] *** Both ships alternate fire, raking the cruiser first with beam-lances, then blasting it with staggered concentrated pulse-cannon barrages. The enemy ship explodes spectacularly!!
[19:20] *** The scene switches again, with a new title: "WHY WE FIGHT." It now shows a view of an alien star system.
[19:24] <Announcer> Vulpismunda, source of the Floof attacks, it a deceptively attractive world orbiting a twin star system whose strong gravitational forces and anomalous hyperspatial currents result in an abnormal number of alien starships becoming trapped within their system.
[19:26] <Announcer> This has resulted in a large number of ships coming to their world to search for resupply, only to be overrun and taken over, providing the Floofs with a ready method to infiltrate other worlds.
[19:27] <Announcer> To ensure the safety of Federation worlds, and all other worlds, Vulpesmunda MUST be eliminated.
[19:28] *** The scene shows numerous Federation ships moving towards a planet in the distance! Anyone familiar with the Fleet will recognize several troop transports, the Kirshwasser, the Tyrannix, and a bunch of frigates.
[19:29] <Announcer> We break net now and take to LIVE to Vulpesmunda! Where the invasion has begun.
[19:30] <Different voice> Uplink in two, one. You're on
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[19:30] <@spiritflame> konbanwa
[19:31] *** Aya Shameimaru [ (pirated)] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:31] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Aya Shameimaru
[19:31] * Aya Shameimaru is wearing a bunch of military gear and looks like a combat correspondent straight out of a Vietnam Era movie.
[19:32] <Aya Shameimaru> We've just landed here on what everyone is calling Big V!!
[19:32] *** T-Dolls are rushing past by the dozens, many of them are shouting and some of them are crying.
[19:33] <Aya Shameimaru> With the 1st T-Doll Infantry Regiment!
[19:33] <Aya Shameimaru> It's an ugly planet! A FLUFFY planet!
[19:34] <Aya Shameimaru> A planet hostile to life as we know it...!
[19:34] *** The camera turns slightly and you see...OH CRAP!!! There's a Wasteland Kit clambering over the boulders nearby and crouching down to pounce!!!
[19:35] <Xenokit> >:[
[19:35] * Xenokit POUNCES at Aya and CLAMPS onto her neck, wrapping tightly around it!!
[19:36] * Aya Shameimaru starts flailing around and shrieking, unable to get the Xenokit off of her!! Whoever's filming this doesn't move or run!!
[19:37] *** Several people rush over and start shooting at other Xenokits that have begun surging over the rocks and dashing towards them all!!
[19:38] *** You recognize...hey, there's Sopmod-2!! And G-11!! And Negev!! Annnnnnnnnnd....
[19:38] *** Chibi-AnTil [WellManneredFoxBoy@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:38] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Chibi-AnTil
[19:38] * Chibi-AnTil joins in the shooting at the Xenokits.
[19:39] * Aya Shameimaru staggers backwards, then suddenly there's a loud THOOMP!!
[19:40] * Aya Shameimaru 's head is BLOWN high up into the air, with a massive spray of red and green...stuff...erupting out of the high collar of her flak vest.
[19:42] * Aya Shameimaru 's headless body stumbles around comically for a few seconds before flopping to the ground and suddenly getting SWARMED by a bunch of squealing Xenokits.
[19:43] <Aya Shameimaru's severed head> @___@ guuuuuuuuuh
[19:44] *** WAIT, THAT'S SEKIBANKI!!! They got her as a stunt-double for Aya?!
[19:45] <Random T-Doll> Keep running! Fall back!!!
[19:46] * Chibi-AnTil leans towards the camera. "Get out of here now! Go, go go!
[19:46] *** Everyone starts moving and running. There's so much shooting and running going on, but it's obvious that the T-Dolls are falling back, not advancing!
[19:47] * The camera pauses and focuses on G-11, who's stopped to fire at something.
[19:48] * G-11 is knocked onto her back as several small coppery forms clamp onto her and cling tightly!!!
[19:48] <G-11> AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa~!!!
[19:49] * G-11 is flailing and wailing as several Xenokits start pouncing and bouncing up and down on her! A few spots on her body suddenly BURST open, sending out large squirts of thick red liquid all over the place!!! Wait...that liquid looks SUSPICIOUSLY like marinara sauce!!
[19:49] *** Which would explain why more and more Xenokits are surging towards G-11 now.
[19:50] <Chibi-AnTil> G-11, no!!!!!
[19:52] *** Suddenly, the camera centers on Chibi-AnTil as he's paw-whacked across his thigh, and a BIG gout of "blood" erupts from the severe injury that sends him tumbling helplessly to the ground!!
[19:54] <Chibi-AnTil> DX
[19:54] *** The scene fades into static, soon replaced with three words.
[19:54] *** One Year Earlier.
[19:56] * Chibi-AnTil is sitting in a classroom, looking as studious as ever. Around him are numerous other young people. and the camera pans around to show a few other familiar faces are with him!
[19:56] * Kagami Hiiragi is seated nearby, and she's alternating between drawing something and sneaking glances at young AnTil.
[19:57] * Negev is also seated nearby, and her eyes on FIXED on AnTil.
[19:57] <~> Mr AnTil? MR ANTIL?!!!
[19:58] <Chibi-AnTil> O__O
[19:58] * Chibi-AnTil is startled as the teacher looms over him. The teacher is clearly a girl, but her features are hidden.
[19:58] <Chibi-AnTil> Ahhh!
[19:59] <Chibi-AnTil> Yes, Miss Armalite?!
[19:59] <The teacher> Pay attention.
[20:02] <The teacher> Class, let's sum up. This year we explored the failure of laissez-faire democracy, and how unregulated special interest groups, hyper-rich oligarchs, and demagogues brought our society to the brink of destruction...
[20:03] * Chibi-AnTil glances around as Miss Armalite talks and sees Negev staring right at him with those red eyes of hers.
[20:03] <Negev> O___O
[20:03] <Chibi-AnTil> ^__^;
[20:04] <Miss Armalite> We talked about the veterans, how they took back control, and imposed the stability that has lasted for generations since.
[20:05] <Miss Armalite> You know these facts, but have I taught you anything of value this year?
[20:05] * Chibi-AnTil receives a message on his dataslate. Looking at it, he sees it's a message from Kagami!
[20:06] * Kagami Hiiragi has sent him a crudely-drawn, but cute, picture of a foxboy getting his ears fondled by a girl with purple twintails.
[20:08] * Miss Armalite points at a random person in class.
[20:08] <Miss Armalite> You. Why are only Citizens allowed to vote?
[20:10] * Random student is now known as SpecterM4
[20:11] <SpecterM4> It's a reward, what the Federation gives you for doing Federal Service.
[20:12] <Miss Armalite> No.
[20:12] <Miss Armalite> NO.
[20:13] <Miss Armalite> SOMETHING GIVEN HAS NO VALUE.
[20:13] * Negev is rising up in her seat to see what it is that Kagami sent Chibi-AnTil. >:(
[20:16] <Miss Armalite> When you vote, you are exercising political authority. You're using FORCE. And that force has to be EARNED. Because it's the supreme authority from which all other authority is derived. In the past it was just given out and bequeathed and ultimately misued by people who either didn't value it at all or treated it like a title of nobility.
[20:17] <RO-635> I was always told that violence never solved anything.
[20:17] <Miss Armalite> Really?
[20:17] <Miss Armalite> I wonder what the city fathers of Hiroshima would say about that.
[20:18] * Miss Armalite points at Kagami. "You."
[20:18] <Kagami Hiiragi> They wouldn't say anything. Hiroshima was destroyed.
[20:20] <Miss Armalite> Correct. Which ultimately led to the resolve of the Empire of Japan collapsing, ending a war that had the potential of raging onwards for another decade. Overwhelming force has resolved more issues throughout history than any other factor. For good AND bad.
[20:20] <Miss Armalite> The contrary opinion that violence never solves anything...
[20:21] *** Meanwhile, Chibi-AnTil sends a reply to Kagami.
[20:21] <Miss Armalite> wishful thinking at its worst.
[20:22] <Miss Armalite> People who forget that violence is ALWAYS a potential option always pay.
[20:23] * Kagami Hiiragi giggles a little as she sees the picture response to her, showing the foxboy draping his tails over the picture-girl's face.
[20:24] <Miss Armalite> AnTil, what's the moral difference, if any, between a civilian and a citizen?
[20:25] <Chibi-AnTil> A citizen accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic, defending it with his or her life. A civilian does not.
[20:25] <Miss Armalite> The exact words of the text. But do you understand it? Do you BELIEVE it?
[20:26] <Chibi-AnTil> ...I don't know.
[20:27] <Miss Armalite> Of course you don't. I doubt anyone here would recognize civic virtue if it leaped out of nowhere, clamped onto your head, and started to snuggle.
[20:30] *** The class bell rings, and everyone heads out into the halls. Kagami hurries up to Chibi-AnTil and takes his hand as she leads him through the crowded halls.
[20:31] <Kagami Hiiragi> Come on, let's go see what our final exam scores are!
[20:32] *** The scene switches to part of the school that's overlooking a very large and orderly city. This is probably part of the planet Parem. Overall it looks ultra high-tech and quite comfortable.
[20:33] <Announcer> Remember, all graduating seniors must fill out a 710 form.
[20:34] * Kagami Hiiragi looks VERY much the part of a 16-year old girl as she pulls AnTil with her through the crowds. Negev and RO-635 are in close pursuit.
[20:34] <Kagami Hiiragi> The first thing Fleet Academy looks at is your math scores. Wish me luck.
[20:35] * Kagami Hiiragi hurries up to a large 72" plasma flatscreen monitor set in the wall, accesses the keyboard, and calls up the relevant data.
[20:35] * Kagami Hiiragi has scored 97% in her math finals!
[20:37] <Chibi-AnTil> Way to go!
[20:37] <RO-635> Very good job.
[20:37] <Kagami Hiiragi> Your turn.
[20:38] <Chibi-AnTil> Uhhh, can we wait...?
[20:38] <Kagami Hiiragi> Wait, I want to talk to Marco. His sister is currently at Fleet Academy!
[20:39] * Chibi-AnTil frowns as he types in his own personal ID number, then calls up his own math final scores.
[20:39] * Chibi-AnTil has scored 32% in his math finals!
[20:41] <RO-635> 32 percent. Very nice.
[20:42] * RO-635 moves in beside Chibi-AnTil and accesses the keyboard. Suddenly, AnTil's test scores are displayed in HUGE FONT for everyone to see.
[20:43] *** Everyone applauds and laughs.
[20:43] <Chibi-AnTil> RO!!!!! >__<;
[20:43] <RO-635> Sorry.
[20:44] * RO-635 sets everything back to normal. She then looks at AnTil, then at Kagami and Negev, who's talking to some other T-Dolls while still slipping glances at AnTil.
[20:44] <RO-635> Soooo, which one are you going to pick?
[20:44] <Chibi-AnTil> Pick?
[20:45] <RO-635> Kagami clearly likes you, and if you're not interested in her then others are waiting.
[20:45] <Chibi-AnTil> Who? Negev?
[20:46] <Chibi-AnTil> Does she even like me in the first place?
[20:46] <RO-635> We're not talking about Queen Tsundere herself. It's pretty clear what she wants.
[20:47] * Kagami Hiiragi hurries back over.
[20:47] <Kagami Hiiragi> Marco's sister made it! She's been accepted as a Midshipman on one of the Frigates!
[20:47] <Chibi-AnTil> So will you.
[20:49] <Kagami Hiiragi> Imagine...being part of the crew operating 1.5 kilometers and six MILLION tons of starship!!!
[20:51] <Kagami Hiiragi> You've gotta have nerves of steel.
[20:51] * Negev moves in beside them both.
[20:51] <Negev> You sure do. Now let's see if yours actually DO hold up.
[20:51] <Negev> >:D
[20:52] *** The scene switches to a biology class. Everyone is standing in pairs around lab tables upon which various large somethings sit, covered by sheets of cloth.
[20:52] *** The teacher is...
[20:52] *** Persica has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:52] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Persica
[20:54] <Persica> You may begin!
[20:55] *** The class pull away the sheets, showing that underneath are stunt-plushies of Xenokits.
[20:55] * Kagami Hiiragi and Chibi-AnTil are partnered together. AnTil looks uneasy at the sight of the deceased "Xenokit".
[20:56] <Kagami Hiiragi> C'mon, it's just a Fluff.
[20:57] <Persica> Just a Fluff? We like to think we are nature's finest achievement. I'm afraid it just isn't true.
[20:57] * Persica walks past, drinks yet MORE coffee, and walks to the front of the class where there's a holographic display of a Xenokit.
[20:59] <Persica> The Xenokits reproduce in large numbers, have no ego per say, has little fear, don't seem to experience any lasting kind of discontent, and so is the perfect selfless member of a self-sustaining society.
[21:01] *** Kagami is meanwhile using an electric saw to cut open the stunt-plushie, revealing all kinds of weird and freakish internal organs suspended in a gluey ichor that stinks so badly it would wake up even YUKARI HERSELF.
[21:01] * Kagami Hiiragi is overcome by the smell and turns away to try and recompose herself.
[21:02] <Kagami Hiiragi> But we've created art, mathematics, and interstellar travel...
[21:03] * Kagami Hiiragi cringes as she sees an organ inside the Xenokit that Negev is working on suddenly contract and spew a sizable gout of brown sludge onto the leg of someone standing nearby.
[21:07] <Persica> True, but before you let that go to your head. Keep in mind that the Xenokits of Vulpesmunda have created a highly adaptive society. By our standards they are relatively stupid, yet they've endured for a long time. They avoided the absolute chaos-plague of social media in general, and now they've figured out how to colonize other worlds by infiltrating and taking over the starships of others, achieving defacto FTL travel through sheer cunning and subterfuge.
[21:08] * Chibi-AnTil keeps working on separating all of the various disgusting and seemingly improbable organs inside the Xenokit, handing them to Kagami.
[21:10] <Chibi-AnTil> Okay...two stomachs, three kidneys, a third lung, secondary nerve plexus around the stomach...
[21:11] *** One of the organs POPS, spraying Kagami in the face with brown sludge. She IMMEDIATELY sprints for the door!!
[21:12] <Negev> Hahahahahahahaha!!! Nerves of steel, huh?!!!
[19:05] * ~ The movie projector starts to rev up to full functionality again. IT'S ALMOST TIME!!
[19:09] *** THE MOVIE RESUMES!!
[19:10] * The scene shows Chibi-AnTil seated in a chair with monitor screens set up behind his head, showing various playing card faces.
[19:11] * RO-635 is running the machine that's randomly generating cards.
[19:11] <RO-635> >__<;
[19:11] <RO-635> Don't think about it. Just go on your instinctive response.
[19:12] <Chibi-AnTil> ~__~;
[19:13] * Chibi-AnTil tries to guess the next card being projected on the screen behind him while RO-635 looks right at him. The card is the King of Diamonds.
[19:13] <Chibi-AnTil> I'm guessing...the 3 of clubs.
[19:13] *** WRONG
[19:14] <RO-635> You know, statistically speaking you should have ACCIDENTALLY guessed right by now.
[19:15] <Chibi-AnTil> So my psychic abilities are zero AND I'm unlucky. ~__~;
[19:17] <RO-635> No, luck's not a factor. I was projecting DIRECTLY at you and you still didn't pick up on it.
[19:17] <RO-635> No one really knows why some people are sensitive and some aren't. Who knows? Maybe it's a new stage of evolution?
[19:18] * RO-635 places a bit of food at the mouth of a set of plastic pipes and boxes built next to her console.
[19:18] *** Suddenly, a fuzzy little face pops out of the opening and quickly gobbles up the salmon bit!
[19:19] <RO-635> That's why they do these Federal studies.
[19:20] * Chibi-Nat (fox form) darts out and starts batting at the keys of RO-635's keyboard and batting at her long twintails.
[19:20] <Chibi-Nat (fox form)> :D
[19:20] <RO-635> Nata!! No!
[19:21] <Chibi-AnTil> Awww, she just wants some attention. You probably haven't played with her in ages since all the tests began.
[19:22] <RO-635> Nata.
[19:22] * Chibi-Nat (fox form) sits in front of RO-635 and peers into her face, basically starting a staring contest with her.
[19:22] <Chibi-Nat (fox form)> o__o
[19:23] <RO-635> O__O
[19:23] <RO-635> Go bug AnTil's mom.
[19:23] <Chibi-Nat (fox form)> o___o
[19:23] <Chibi-Nat (fox form)> :D
[19:23] <Chibi-Nat (fox form)> /NE dashes off.
[19:23] * Chibi-Nat (fox form) ^
[19:23] <Chibi-AnTil> What did you do?
[19:24] <RO-635> I gave her the impression that there's a nice fresh piece of salmon inside your mother's pocket. She's on a mission to go eat it. ^___^
[19:25] *** A few seconds later there's the sound of loud yipping and chattering coming from upstairs, a woman yelping in surprise, and something metallic hitting the ground.
[19:26] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> AAAAAHHH! What the?! Nata! RO-635!!!!!!!!!!!!
[19:26] <Chibi-AnTil> I sure hope you don't do anything like that to me.
[19:27] <RO-635> Don't be afraid. Can't do human.
[19:27] <RO-635> ...YET
[19:29] *** The scene switches to the inside of a small enclosed football stadium where a small crowd is happily cheering and watching what looks like a combination of American-style football and rugby is playing. It's G&K T-Dolls versus...SANGVIS FERRI!!!!!!!!
[19:30] * Chibi-AnTil is in the game!!!
[19:31] * Chibi-AnTil catches the ball and RUSHES forward, barging aside Destroyer and Judge, then evading Scarecrow.
[19:32] * Chibi-AnTil is then TACKLED by Beak and PILED ON by everyone else!!!
[19:32] <Chibi-AnTil> >___<
[19:36] <Announcer> And the score is still 41 to 38.
[19:37] * Kagami Hiiragi cheers for Chibi-AnTil as he rises back to his feet.
[19:39] * Kagami Hiiragi notices that one member of the opposing team handed HARD nearby and helps her back to her feet.
[19:40] *** Architect has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:40] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Architect
[19:40] <Architect> Owies.
[19:40] <Kagami Hiiragi> Are you all right?
[19:41] <Architect> Much better. Now!
[19:41] <Architect> :D
[19:42] * Chibi-AnTil sees Architect and Kagami chatting. :/
[19:42] <Chibi-AnTil> In the middle of a game?
[19:42] <Architect> So what are you doing after the game? ^____~
[19:42] <Kagami Hiiragi> Uh... o__O
[19:43] <Kagami Hiiragi> Everyone's going to the dance. Aren't you?
[19:43] <Architect> I don't know. It's my last night as a civilian.
[19:43] <Architect> I ship out for Tereshkova tomorrow.
[19:45] * Architect rejoins Team SF on the line.
[19:45] <Chibi-AnTil> Hey!!
[19:45] * Chibi-AnTil pokes Architect.
[19:46] <Chibi-AnTil> Don't distract my friend! She still has upcoming exams!
[19:46] <Architect> Ooooh? What's the matter? AFRAID I'LL STEAL HER FROM YOU??!?! >:D
[19:46] <Chibi-AnTil> >:(
[19:47] * Chibi-AnTil hears Kagami cheering for him and glances over...but FAILS to hear the calls of HUT! HUT!
[19:47] * Architect charges forward and TACKLES Chibi-AnTil HARD, lifting him practically over her head and SLAMMING him to the ground!!
[19:51] * Architect catches the ball and SPRINTS ahead while Chibi-AnTil is down. She BASHES aside WA-2000, she SMACKS DOWN Skorpion, she watches as Executioner grabs G-3 and delivers a GERMAN SUPLEX...
[19:51] * Architect scores a TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[19:53] * Architect does a victory lap while Chibi-AnTil joins the huddle with his team.
[19:54] <Negev> Galil, FN-2000, cover the rush.
[19:54] * Negev is the quarterback of the team!!
[19:54] <Negev> MP-40, fake left.
[19:55] <Negev> WA-2000, you go long.
[19:55] <Negev> AnTil, flip six three hole. Got it?
[19:55] * Chibi-AnTil is busy glaring at Architect. >:(
[19:55] <Negev> Hey? AnTil!
[19:56] <Negev> HEY!!
[19:56] * Negev smacks him on the side of the head.
[19:56] <Chibi-AnTil> WHAT?!
[19:57] <Negev> You're drifting! Flip six three hole!!! On one! Got it?
[19:57] <Chibi-AnTil> Just throw me the ball, Negev!
[19:57] <Negev> Ready, break!!!
[19:58] *** Everyone gets back on the line again, with Sangvis Ferri all looking particularly smug.
[19:58] <Negev> HUT!!!
[19:59] *** The crowd goes wild as Negev doubles back and everyone plunges forward. Chibi-AnTil manages to break through and rushed forward.
[19:59] * Negev throws the ball at him!
[20:00] * Chibi-AnTil charges straight at Alchemist, Hunter, and Destroyer as they try to intercept him, but he performs an EPIC FRONTAL FLIP, catching the ball in mid-air, and keeps going while all three SF girls slam into each other and fall!
[20:01] <Architect> :O
[20:02] * Architect and Beak both give chase and sprint after Chibi-AnTil as he closes in on the end-zone!
[20:02] * Architect clamps onto Chibi-AnTil's legs and they both fall...WITH ANTIL MANAGING TO SLAM THE BALL DOWN IN THE ENDZONE!!!!
[20:03] *** The buzzer sounds! Time's up! IT'S GAME!!! TEAM G&K HAS WON!!!!!!!
[20:04] <Architect> >:(
[20:04] <Chibi-AnTil> >:D
[20:05] * Kagami Hiiragi rushes over and HUGS Chibi-AnTil tighly, cheering his name over and over as people swarm out onto the field!!
[20:05] <Negev> O___O @ Kagami
[20:06] *** The scene switches to a nice quiet interior shot of a well-appointed house.
[20:07] * Chibi-AnTil is standing in front of a mirror getting dressed up. He's looking quite nice for a boy that barely looks any older than 14 at most.
[20:07] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> Who said you could grow up so fast, huh? ^____^
[20:08] <Chibi-AnTil> Mom, don't get mushy.
[20:08] <~> ...THIS came for you today.
[20:09] * Chibi-AnTil stiffens a little as he instantly recognizes the upset tone in the man's voice.
[20:09] *** Solarchos [Fallen0081@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:09] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Solarchos
[20:11] * Solarchos approaches, holding what looks like an informational pamphlet.
[20:11] <Solarchos> I presume at your request.
[20:12] * Solarchos is holding a Federal Service information book.
[20:12] <Chibi-AnTil> ...
[20:12] <Chibi-AnTil> A lot of the other people are doing Federal Service.
[20:13] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> You're not thinking of applying, are you? :/
[20:13] <Solarchos> Do you understand how dangerous that can be?
[20:14] <Solarchos> I'd rather lose my OTHER arm than see you go through what I did.
[20:14] <Chibi-AnTil> It's a term of service just like YOU went through. You're a Citizen too!
[20:15] <Solarchos> And I BARELY survived the process. I do NOT want you going through the same thing.
[20:16] <Chibi-AnTil> It's not a career! I just want to get out on my own! You know, see the Federation for a few years. That sort of thing.
[20:16] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> AnTilZha, people get KILLED in the Federal Service.
[20:17] <Solarchos> Who gave you this idea? It's that teacher, isn't it? What's her name?
[20:17] <Solarchos> Armalite. Silly name.
[20:18] <Solarchos> They shouldn't be using a school as a recruitment center.
[20:18] <Chibi-AnTil> No, Miss Armalite doesn't do that at all. She sort of discourages us.
[20:19] <Solarchos> Well, that's good. Because you're going to Parem Technical College and that's the end of it.
[20:20] <Chibi-AnTil> >:[
[20:20] <Chibi-AnTil> It's my decision. Not yours.
[20:21] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> Calm down, the BOTH of you.
[20:21] * Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister interposes herself between her husband and child.
[20:21] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> Your father and I have a surprise for you that will settle this.
[20:22] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> Can you guess what it is?
[20:22] <Chibi-AnTil> >__>
[20:22] * Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister smiles and nudges her husband.
[20:22] <Solarchos> You want to see the Federation?
[20:23] <Solarchos> How about a trip to the Outer Range? Eridenia?
[20:24] <Chibi-AnTil> ....!
[20:24] <Chibi-AnTil> I've...always wanted to go there.
[20:24] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> Good. Good! Then it's settled, you two!
[20:25] * Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister hands both of her boys a glass of fruit juice and watches happily as father and son clink glasses and drink to the upcoming family vacation!
[20:26] *** The scene switches to the Big School Graduation Party!! Everyone's dressed up and looking good, and the band playing iiiissssssssssssssssssssssss...!!!
[20:27] *** NOT MAXIMUM THE TOUHOU!!! Sorry, folks. No insane speed-metal, death-lyrics, or Reisen growling like a dragon.
[20:28] * Negev is wandering through the crowd, looking around for someone.
[20:29] * Negev sees her target!
[20:29] *** Chibi-AnTil and Kagami Hiiragi are together, moving through the crowds.
[20:29] <Kagami Hiiragi> Wait! There's RO-635. Let me go get her.
[20:29] <Chibi-AnTil> Okay.
[20:30] * Chibi-AnTil watches as Kagami trots off, then he's suddenly GRABBED from the side!!!
[20:31] <Negev> :D
[20:31] <Negev> Hey, AnTil, you wanna dance? :D
[20:32] <Chibi-AnTil> Actually, Negev, I promised Kagami that I'd...
[20:32] <Negev> Awwww, come on. Too bad for her if she's not around!
[20:33] * Negev drags AnTil into the crowd of dancing people and starts dancing with him.
[20:33] <Negev> You know, it's sad. After tonight most of us probably won't see each other again.
[20:33] <Chibi-AnTil> ^___^;
[20:33] <Chibi-AnTil> So, are you still going to play professionally?
[20:34] <Negev> ...Yeah, looks like it.
[20:34] <Chibi-AnTil> Well, anyone who gets you is lucky. ^___^
[20:34] <Negev> ...
[20:34] <Negev> AnTil, how come we can't get together?
[20:36] <Chibi-AnTil> ...Can't we just be friends, Negev? ^___^;
[20:38] <Negev> >__<;;;
[20:38] * Chibi-AnTil looks over and sees Miss Armalite over by some of the other teachers.
[20:39] <Chibi-AnTil> Oh! There's Miss Armalite! I really need to talk to her.
[20:39] <Negev> Well, you better hurry up if you want to catch her.
[20:40] <Chibi-AnTil> You're the best!
[20:40] * Chibi-AnTil rushes off!
[20:40] <Negev> ^___^
[20:40] <Negev> T___T
[20:41] * Chibi-AnTil hurries through the crowd and reaches Miss Armalite as she's getting ready to leave.
[20:41] <Chibi-AnTil> Miss Armalite!
[20:41] <Miss Armalite> Hmmm? What is it, Langister?
[20:41] <Chibi-AnTil> I wanted to thank you.
[20:42] <Chibi-AnTil> Your class was the best one I had this year.
[20:42] <Miss Armalite> Well, it's not really my job to make you students feel good in it. I just hope you learned something.
[20:43] <Chibi-AnTil> I did. I want to join up.
[20:43] <Chibi-AnTil> I think I've got what it takes to be a Citizen like my father.
[20:43] <Miss Armalite> Your father? He's Solarchos Langister, isn't he?
[20:44] * Chibi-AnTil nods.
[20:44] <Miss Armalite> You've got a lot to do if you want to outshine the likes of him.
[20:45] <Chibi-AnTil> No! I just want to see what I can do on my own, that's all.
[20:45] <Miss Armalite> Good for you. Go find out.
[20:45] <Chibi-AnTil> Well, he's totally against it, and I know it's my choice. i was wondering...what would you do if you were me?
[20:46] * Miss Armalite pauses for a moment and looks at Chibi-AnTil, considering her words.
[20:48] <Miss Armalite> Figuring things out for yourself is the only freedom anyone really has. Use that freedom. Make up your own mind, AnTil. Your father is a good man and he's trying to protect you the best way he feels he can. But ultimately the final decision for where you want to go in your life is YOU.
[20:48] <Miss Armalite> That choice ultimately rests with YOU.
[20:49] <Miss Armalite> And you have to live with it in the end. That's the greatest gift we Citizens can give to you.
[20:50] * Miss Armalite pats Chibi-AnTil on the shoulder before departing, leaving Chibi-AnTil standing alone, deep in thought.
[20:51] * Chibi-AnTil heads back to the rest of the dance, and soon finds Kagami standing with...
[20:51] <Architect> ^_____^
[20:51] <Kagami Hiiragi> AnTil! There you are!
[20:52] <Kagami Hiiragi> This is Architect.
[20:52] <Chibi-AnTil> We've met. >:/
[20:52] <Architect> Yeah, we met at the game. No hard feelings?
[20:53] <Chibi-AnTil> None at all. WE WON, AFTER ALL! >:D
[20:54] * Chibi-AnTil reaches out to take Kagami's hand. "Come on, Kagami! It's the last dance of the night!"
[20:54] * Chibi-AnTil leads Kagami into the crowd.
[20:55] * Kagami Hiiragi waves goodbye to Architect. "Maybe I'll see you at the Academy!"
[20:55] <Architect> Yeah, who knows? :/
[20:55] * Architect stiffens a little as she senses someone else moving up beside her.
[20:55] <Architect> <__<;
[20:55] <Negev> >:D
[20:56] <Negev> Let's talk about Kagami, shall we?
[20:56] * Chibi-AnTil and Kagami start dancing.
[20:57] <Kagami Hiiragi> Architect's going for the Fleet too.
[20:57] <Chibi-AnTil> You too have so much in common. ~__~
[20:57] <Kagami Hiiragi> ...?
[20:58] <Kagami Hiiragi> AnTilZha Langister, are you JEALOUS?
[20:58] <Chibi-AnTil> Well, maybe a little bit.
[20:58] <Kagami Hiiragi> :D
[20:58] <Kagami Hiiragi> Well, you don't have to be. ^___^
[20:59] * Kagami Hiiragi leans in closer to AnTil, when suddenly a hand is interposed between the two of them
[20:59] <RO-635> Hey! Hey! No hanky-panky on the dance floor tonight!
[21:00] * RO-635 is one of the dance's assigned chaperones.
[21:00] <RO-635> ^___~
[21:00] <Chibi-AnTil> Kagami...I've been thinking.
[21:00] <Chibi-AnTil> And I'm going to do it.
[21:01] <Chibi-AnTil> I'm gonna go for Federal Service.
[21:01] <Kagami Hiiragi> :O
[21:01] <RO-635> :O
[21:01] <Kagami Hiiragi> That's great! RO and I are signing up tomorrow. Come with us!
[21:02] <Chibi-AnTil> I will. ^___^
[21:03] * Kagami Hiiragi and RO-635 all pounce on Chibi-AnTil and group-hug him as the camera slowly pans out.
[21:04] *** As watching all three of them from a short distance away are none other than Negev and Architect, who are both grinning.
[21:06] *** Tomorrow and Thursday MIGHT be busy for me, but I'm not certain so I'll keep everyone informed as best I can. In the meantime, I bid you all good night for the time being.
[19:09] * ~ The projector starts to power up!
[19:16] *** THe scene shows a huge number of T-Dolls, with AnTil, Kagami, and RO-635 among them, with their right hands raised up to their shoulders.
[19:18] <~The crowd> I do now, of my own free will, after having been duly advised and warned of the meaning and consequences of this oath, enroll in the Federal Service, for not less than two years and as much longer as may be required by the needs of the Federation.
[19:19] *** The next scene shows Chibi-AnTil and Kagami weaving through a hall crowded with T-Dolls towards each other.
[19:20] * and Kagami are soon joined by RO-635 as they approach a table where the processing officer is none other thaaaaaaaaaaaan...!
[19:20] <Chibi-AnTil> ^
[19:20] *** Renpha Astalion [Trooper011385@EnclaveFedCom.Net] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:20] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Renpha Astalion
[19:21] <Renpha Astalion> Fresh meat for the grinder, huh?
[19:22] * Renpha Astalion stamps their papers.
[19:22] <Renpha Astalion> So how did you do?
[19:22] <Kagami Hiiragi> I'm approved for Fleet training! :D
[19:23] <Renpha Astalion> Good for you. We need all the pilots we can get.
[19:23] * RO-635 hands over her papers.
[19:23] <Chibi-AnTil> So what did your test results get you? Research and Development?
[19:24] <RO-635> No.
[19:24] <RO-635> I got Games and Theory.
[19:24] <Kagami Hiiragi> What? That's military intelligence!
[19:25] <Renpha Astalion> Yeah, next time we meet I'll probably have to salute YOU!
[19:25] <Renpha Astalion> Now how about you?
[19:25] <Chibi-AnTil> Infantry, maam
[19:25] <Renpha Astalion> ...
[19:26] * Renpha Astalion suddenly gets up and starts shaking Chibi-AnTil's hand.
[19:26] <Renpha Astalion> Good for you! Mobile Infantry is what made me the girl I am today. ^___^
[19:27] * Renpha Astalion is wearing a short-sleeved uniform shirt and a skirt...and her outfit is showing off ALL of the burn scars she actually has IRL that are normally hidden under her clothes
[19:27] *** There's a loud bang as someone accidentally knocks something over elsewhere in the room.
[19:27] <Renpha Astalion> INCOMING!!!
[19:28] * Renpha Astalion dives underneath her desk! "CONTACT!! Give me a range and bearing!! Get comms online!! COMMAND, WE NEED A SIT-REP!!!!!"
[19:30] * Chibi-AnTil just backs away. <__<;
[19:30] * Chibi-AnTil joins Kagami and RO-635 as they're leaving the Processing Center.
[19:31] <Announcer> All recruits must report to the Federal Transportation Hub within 24 hours. Welcome to the adventure of Federal Service.
[19:32] <Kagami Hiiragi> Let's make a vow. No matter what, we'll always be friends.
[19:32] <Chibi-AnTil> I'll go for that.
[19:33] <RO-635> Well, chances are we'll never see each other again...we could be hundreds of light-years away from each other.
[19:33] <RO-635> But...sure, why not.
[19:34] *** They all clasp hands and smile at each other, sealing the vow and enjoying the moment as they transition from one phase of life and into a new one.
[19:34] <~> - You'll resign and that's all there is to it! -
[19:34] * ~ is now known as Solarchos
[19:35] * Solarchos is following Chibi-AnTil angrily as he walks through the dining room.
[19:35] <Solarchos> It may look bad for you, but if that's the worst you suffer, that'll be acceptable.
[19:36] <Chibi-AnTil> I won't quit!
[19:36] <Solarchos> I'm saying you WILL
[19:38] <Solarchos> You're NOT going back, you're going on vacation and you're NOT subjecting yourself to what else is out there!
[19:38] <Chibi-AnTil> I'm not going on vacation and I'm not hiding from the dangers that are out there. I want to be a Citizen!
[19:39] <Chibi-AnTil> It's MY decision. I made it.
[19:39] <Solarchos> You walk out that door, young man, and you can forget about ANY support from your mother and I. You are cut off!
[19:40] <Chibi-AnTil> >:[
[19:40] * Chibi-AnTil storms out the door onto the balcony, leaving Solarchos behind in the room.
[19:40] <Solarchos> - THAT'S IT! YOU ARE CUT OFF!!!! -
[19:41] *** The door closes, and in the reflection of the door you can see Chibi-AnTil walking up to Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister, who's looking extremely anxious and upset.
[19:42] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> Why won't you change your mind?!
[19:42] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> Does Citizenship mean THAT much to you?
[19:42] <Chibi-AnTil> Well
[19:42] <Chibi-AnTil> Yeah
[19:42] <Chibi-AnTil> Sure
[19:44] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> Well I hope so. I hope you don't ruin your life over some silly twin-tailed girl who wants to look cute in a uniform.
[19:44] <Chibi-AnTil> Don't talk about Kagami that way!!
[19:45] <Chibi-AnTil> And neither of you can keep living my life like this! Why are you both so ridiculously posessive!?
[19:46] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> Because we're PROTECTING you. You have NO IDEA what you're going to be facing out there!
[19:46] * Chibi-AnTil quickly just walks away and hurries off.
[19:48] *** The scene switches to the interior of what looks like a major transit hub similar to Union Station. Lots of T-Dolls are mulling around, and many of them are in line to get onboard various trains that are preparing to depart.
[19:49] <Announcer> Your attention, please. Outbound group 1380, all Hub 29 connections. Allansia now boarding at Block 8-A
[19:50] * Kagami Hiiragi is walking through the crowds, looking completely at home as she looks for her transport.
[19:50] <Kagami Hiiragi> There you are!
[19:51] * Kagami Hiiragi quickly approaches Chibi-AnTil.
[19:51] <Kagami Hiiragi> Sorry I'm late. My dad and sister wanted to help me pack. They suddenly started acting afraid that they were never going to see me again or something.
[19:51] <Kagami Hiiragi> It was nice but it took forever.
[19:52] * Kagami Hiiragi leads Chibi-AnTil through the crowds towards her train.
[19:52] <Kagami Hiiragi> Anyway, I'm ready to go. My train will be leaving in just a few minutes.
[19:53] <Chibi-AnTil> Yeah. Me, too. I'm wearing everything I own. ~__~;
[19:53] <Kagami Hiiragi> :<
[19:53] <Kagami Hiiragi> I'm so sorry your parents were mad.
[19:53] <Chibi-AnTil> Well...the Federation will give me everything I need for the next two years.
[19:54] <Kagami Hiiragi> Did you see RO?
[19:54] <Chibi-AnTil> Yeah, she left earlier this morning.
[19:54] <Chibi-AnTil> Naturally she couldn't say where. All hush-hush.
[19:55] <Kagami Hiiragi> Oh, it's exciting going away! ^___^
[19:55] <Kagami Hiiragi> But, I'm scared too. Aren't you?
[19:55] <Chibi-AnTil> :<
[19:55] <Chibi-AnTil> I'm going to miss you.
[19:56] <Kagami Hiiragi> ^___^
[19:56] <Kagami Hiiragi> I'm going to miss you too.
[19:56] * Kagami Hiiragi starts leaning in for a kiss, and the expression on her face suggests it's NOT going to be a "stage-kiss" either!
[19:56] <Kagami Hiiragi> >:D
[19:57] * Kagami Hiiragi is suddenly swarmed by a BUNCH of T-Dolls who push, bundle, and carry her forward onto the train before she can react or object!
[19:57] <Kagami Hiiragi> HEY!!
[20:00] <M1014> Sorry!
[20:01] <PP-19> Parson us.
[20:02] <FN FAL> Get her away from that fox-boy! Protect his purity!
[20:03] <L85a1> Oops, excuse us!! Hurry-hurry-hurry!
[20:03] <Kagami Hiiragi> >:[
[20:04] * Kagami Hiiragi watches helplessly as the doors close and the train takes off almost IMMEDIATELY.
[20:04] <Chibi-AnTil> :/
[20:04] *** The scene changes to the Fed-Net logo! IT'S TIME FOR THE FEDERATION NEWS NETWORK, everyone!!
[20:06] * AK-12 AN-94, and ST AR-15 are standing in front of a whole class of children.
[20:07] * AK-12 holds up her rifle.
[20:07] <AK-12> ^___^
[20:08] <AK-12> Fully-auto capable Necromunda-pattern lasgun in the 17 megathule range. Who wants to hold it?
[20:08] <The children> MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE~!!
[20:09] * The children start bouncing up and down excitedly as AK-12, AN-94, and ST AR-15 hand over their guns to the eager elementary-school children.
[20:10] <Announcer> Citizen rule. People making a better tomorrow.
[20:10] *** ST AR-15 starts showing some of the children how to properly aim and handle the lasguns, while AN-94 and AK-12 look on, giggling.
[20:12] *** The commercial switches over to the Federation Justice Channel, where court is in session and demonstrating just how no-nonsense their justice system REALLY is.
[20:12] <Announcer> A habitual offender and unrepentant corruptor of the youth was captured this morning and tried today.
[20:14] *** The scene shows PPS-43 and Vector frog-marching someone up to the stand where the judges are seated in their high seats and preparing to make their verdict.
[20:14] *** Waaaaaaaaaaaaaiiit just a second, is that...MOTOKI they've got?!?!?
[20:15] <Motoki> >:(
[20:15] <Motoki> I REGRET NOTHING!!!
[20:16] <Vector> The criminal is charged with multiple counts of Liminal harassment and stalking. And inappropriate contact with animals.
[20:19] * The Judge is none other thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan...!

[20:19] <The Judge> GUILTY!!!!!
[20:21] <Announcer> The sentence? Death.
[20:23] *** The scene shows a room where IDW, NS2000, QJY-88, and CR-21 are waiting with guns loaded and EXTREMELY eager expressions on their faces since Motoki's punishment will be by firing THEIR hands!!!
[20:24] <Announcer> Execution tonight at 6pm. All net. All channels.
[20:24] <Announcer> Would you like to know more?
[20:26] *** The next scene shows a large, reinforced room with straw covering the ground. Some T-Dolls very nervously lead a cow into the room, then get the hell out of there.
[20:27] <Announcer> Every kid in school knows that Xenokits are dangerous.
[20:28] *** The camera pans to show the opposite side of the room...WHERE A BUNCH OF XENOKITS ARE GATHERED TOGETHER!!!!
[20:28] * The Xenokits stare at the cow hungrily!!!!
[20:29] * The Xenokits suddenly SURGE forward. moving as one and POUNCING upon the cow!
[20:30] *** A large black box with the words "CENSORED" appears over part of the scene, hiding what's happening to the cow!!!! "Bessie" is MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOing like crazy as the Xenokits dive upon her!!
[20:31] *** There's a huge P-TOMPH!!!!!! Massive amounts of red liquid squirt in all directions! Freshly-cut steaks and sides of beef start getting flung everywhere as the Xenokits FEAST!!!!!
[20:33] *** The last scene shows a Xenokit peering into the camera, clutching what looks like a raw 16-ounce steak (kobe beef, too) in its jaws and VIGOROUSLY shaking it back and forth! R-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r!!!!!! >:3
[20:36] <Announcer> However, T-Doll separatists disregarded Federal warnings and established Fort Shikikan upon Planeta del Agua, deep within the Fluff Quarantine Zone.
[20:36] *** The scene shows a magnificent ocean view from a small, mountainous island. Hey! That's NATALIA ISLAND on 4546-B!!!
[20:38] *** The next scene shows a small, pre-fab settlement consisting of several buildings of the Modular Colonial Structure design, but many of them are splattered and smeared with red liquid all over the place.
[20:39] <Announcer> Too late, they realized that the ocean world had already been chosen by other colonists: XENOKITS.
[20:41] *** The last scene shows multiple shots, from multiple angles, bodies strewn and laying all over the place, drenched in red sauce/cherry syrup/marinara sauce/"BLOOD"
[20:42] *** ON HO! IT'S EVERYONE IN EAGLE UNION, ROYAL NAVY, AND SARDEGNA EMPIRE!!!!!! All of them were the horrific victims of Fluffy Aggression!!!!!!!!
[20:44] *** Ohhhh, the HORROR!! It's Enterprise! Lying face down, with what looks like c[BLEEP]ktail sauce drenching her from where the Xenokits finished her. DAMMIT, EVEN GRIM WASN'T SPARED!!!!! He's laying on his back next to her, claws still twitching!!!!!
[20:44] <Announcer> Would you like to know more?
[20:47] *** The scene switches, and we're now viewing a large military training facility. Lots of people are jogging around in formation, exercising, marching, and so on.
[20:47] * Chibi-AnTil is standing in formation with a bunch of other T-Dolls.
[20:47] <~> Most of you will not LIVE to be in the Mobile Infantry!
[20:48] <~> The trouble is you are not good enough the way you are!!
[20:48] *** The drill instructor is bellowing and yelling at the recruits, but they're not in the shot yet.
[20:49] *** The camera pans downward slightly and we see just WHO the drill instructor is!!
[20:49] *** Chibi-Leady has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:49] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Chibi-Leady
[20:49] <Chibi-Leady> HANDS AT YOUR SIDE!!
[20:50] * Chibi-Leady lashes out with a baton and raps one of the T-Dolls on the hand.
[20:50] <UMP-9> :O
[20:52] * UMP-9 , UMP-45, Sopmod-2, G11, Springfield, MDR, and WA-2000 are standing around Chibi-AnTil!!
[20:53] <Chibi-Leady> I am your senior instructor, Career Sergeant Leady!!! SUCK IN THAT GUT! FEET TOGETHER!!
[20:53] * Chibi-Leady thwaps UMP-45 across the chest, then kicks WA-2000's feet closer together.
[20:54] <Chibi-Leady> To think this had to happen to me. >__<;
[20:54] <Chibi-Leady> What a bunch of scrap. NO! STRIKE THAT!
[20:54] <Chibi-Leady> You don't rate that good!
[20:55] <Chibi-Leady> Never in my life have I seen...!
[20:55] * Chibi-Leady stops as she notices MDR starting to smile and giggle uncontrollably.
[20:55] *** Of COURSE it's MDR doing this...
[20:55] <Chibi-Leady> Do you think I'm funny? Do I make you laugh?!
[20:56] <Chibi-Leady> Do you think I'm a comedian?!
[20:56] <MDR> Kinda! :D
[20:57] * Chibi-Leady yanks down MDR to her level. "DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?!?!?!?!?"
[20:57] * Chibi-Leady shoves MDR forward. "SEE THAT ARMORY!? RUN AROUND IT!"
[20:58] * Chibi-Leady points at a large building in the distance and starts whacking MDR multiple times across her butt. "GO! GO! GO! RUN!!"
[20:59] <Chibi-Leady> YOU! MAKE HER KEEP PACE!!!
[21:00] * Chibi-Leady points at one of her assistant corporals, who immediately starts chasing after MDR as she runs away. Oh maaaaaaaaaaaan, it's Cx4 Storm too!!
[21:01] * Cx4 Storm is going to ENJOY this too!
[21:03] <Chibi-Leady> Anytime you think I'm being too rough. Anytime you think I'm being unfair.
[21:05] <Chibi-Leady> Anytime you miss your gluten-free, plant-based protein stews that your over-indulgent MOMMIES got you hooked on, you're welcome to QUIT
[21:06] * Chibi-Leady points at the main gate leading out of the parade grounds. It even has a red tile path leading up to it.
[21:07] <Chibi-Leady> Do you get me?
[21:07] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Everyone is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[21:07] <~Everyone> SIR, YES, SIR!!
[21:07] <Chibi-Leady> I wonder if there's a handful of guts among the whole lot of you?!
[21:08] <Chibi-Leady> Now...who thinks they've got what it takes to knock me down? >:D
[21:08] <WA-2000> HMPH! >:f
[21:08] <WA-2000> I'm your Huckleberry!
[21:09] <Chibi-Leady> >:D
[21:10] * WA-2000 rushes forward, attempting to use her height to her advantage against Leady...who IMMEDIATELY side-steps her, kicks her in the back of her knee, sends WA-2000 tumbling to the ground, and jumps in to immediately put her into an arm lock.
[21:11] * WA-2000 SQUEALS as there's a loud SNAP and her right arm is now twisted at a weird angle mid-forearm.
[21:11] <Chibi-Leady> ^___^
[21:11] <Chibi-Leady> You all right there?
[21:11] <WA-2000> Sir No Sir!! My arm!!!! >__<;;;;;
[21:11] <Chibi-Leady> MEDIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[21:12] * Chibi-Leady HS-2000 and IDW quickly trot over to help WA-2000 while Chibi-Leady keeps talking.
[21:13] <Chibi-Leady> PAIN IS IN YOUR MIND. Who's next?
[21:13] <~> SIR!!!
[21:13] *** Everyone looks over to see who called out to Chibi-Leady.
[21:13] <Chibi-AnTil> D:
[21:13] *** Negev has joined #suburbansenshi3
[21:13] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Negev
[21:23] * Negev walks up with her transfer papers
[21:24] * Negev looks over and sees Chibi-AnTil. And GRINS
[21:25] <Negev> Recruit Negev reporting for duty!
[21:26] <Chibi-Leady> You specifically requested transfer from Fort Crontkie to this training unit?
[21:26] <Negev> I heard it was the best, sir!
[21:26] <Chibi-Leady> It is the best. BUT WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU'RE GOOD ENOUGH?!
[21:27] * Negev looks at Chibi-Leady, glances at Chibi-AnTil, then drops her gear bag and drops into a combat stance.
[21:27] <UMP-9> That's the kind of girl that makes squad leader.
[21:28] <Sopmod-2> That's MY job you're talking about. >:D
[21:28] * Chibi-Leady punches at Negev!
[21:29] * Negev blocks and counters! The two start trading punches and kicks, with Negev actually managing to land a sharp punch across Leady's face!
[21:30] * Chibi-Leady sweeps Negev's legs out from underneath her, JUMPS onto her, and pins her knee down across Negev's neck!
[21:30] <Negev> O___O
[21:30] <Negev> o___o
[21:30] <Negev> @____@
[21:30] * Negev passes out.
[21:31] * Chibi-Leady stands back up again.
[21:31] <Chibi-Leady> MEDIC!!!
[21:32] *** UNTIL THEN, THANK YOU ALL FOR SITTING IN. I look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow.
[21:32] *** Good night, and thank you all.
[19:06] * ~ The projector starts to power up!
[19:08] *** The scene switches to an open air messhall, where the T-Doll trainees are all in line getting food served onto their mess trays. The food doesn't look all THAT appetizing...except the strawberry pudding which REALLY looks tasty!
[19:09] * WA-2000 looks ESPECIALLY pissed off, and her right forearm is now in a cast.
[19:09] <WA-2000> I'd like to kill that Sergeant Leady.
[19:09] <WA-2000> >:f
[19:10] <UMP-9> Whoa, improper attitude!
[19:10] <UMP-9> They'll kick you out for talking like that.
[19:10] <UMP-45> Bye-bye! There you go down Washout Lane.
[19:11] * Sopmod-2 pushes her way into the middle of the line between WA-2000 and UMP-45
[19:11] <Sopmod-2> Either you got what it takes or you don't.
[19:12] <MDR> Hey! There's a line here, you know.
[19:12] <Springfield> Wait your turn.
[19:13] <Sopmod-2> Hey, at ease little soldier. It's all the same muck.
[19:13] <Chibi-AnTil> Get in line like everyone else.
[19:13] <Chibi-AnTil> >:{
[19:13] <Sopmod-2> >:D
[19:13] * Sopmod-2 and Chibi-AnTil stare down each other for a second or two.
[19:14] * Sopmod-2 notices Chibi-Leady watching them all nearby!!!!!
[19:15] <Sopmod-2> You got some guts for a little rich kid. I guess you and me could be buddies, what do you say?
[19:15] <Chibi-AnTil> I'm honored.
[19:15] <Sopmod-2> Hey, of course you are! :D
[19:16] * Sopmod-2 takes a spoon and shovels a large scoop of strawberry pudding onto Chibi-AnTil's tray.
[19:16] <Sopmod-2> Everybody should have a friend like me. :D
[19:16] * UMP-45 and UMP-9 suddenly start pushing and shoving Sopmod-2 out of the line and towards the very back of it.
[19:18] * Chibi-AnTil is walking towards one of the available tables, but is intercepted by Negev.
[19:18] <Negev> Hey, AnTil. Wanna sit together?
[19:18] <Chibi-AnTil> No thanks, Negev.
[19:18] <Negev> ...
[19:18] <Negev> >:(
[19:18] <Negev> What's your malfunction, AnTil?
[19:21] <Chibi-AnTil> >:/
[19:21] <Chibi-AnTil> You are.
[19:22] <Chibi-AnTil> I joined up to get out on my own and you had to tag along.
[19:23] <Negev> You think I joined the Mobile Infantry because of you?
[19:24] <Chibi-AnTil> You saying you didn't?
[19:26] <Negev> >:(
[19:26] * Negev gets up and walks off. As she does, Sopmod-2 watches her go and sits down next to AnTil.
[19:26] <Negev> Hi! :D
[19:27] *** The scene switches to one of their training days, where everyone is rushing over obstacles, swinging over mud pits on ropes, and trying to maintain their balance.
[19:27] <Chibi-AnTil> Forget about it, Soppo. YOu don't stand a chance!
[19:27] <Sopmod-2> What make you even think you can make squad leader, AnTil?
[19:28] <Chibi-AnTil> Because I've got something you don't!
[19:28] <Sopmod-2> You rich kids are all the same!
[19:28] * Sopmod-2 and Chibi-AnTil swing down a rope onto the ground.
[19:29] <Chibi-AnTil> It's not about that, it's about who's the best!
[19:29] * Chibi-AnTil and Sopmod-2 stop as someone else calls out to them from behind.
[19:30] * Negev slams into BOTH of them and sends them both falling over the side into a deep pool of extremely muddy water!!!!
[19:31] <Negev> :D
[19:31] *** The scene switches to show everyone at a knife throwing range.
[19:32] *** Everyone is taking their turns throwing knives at what look like firing range targets, just from a lot closer.
[19:32] <Chibi-Leady> Third Squad, you're up!
[19:33] * Sopmod-2 throws her knife, but it impacts wrong and bounces off the target and falls to the ground with a loud metallic clang.
[19:33] <Sopmod-2> Sir, I don't understand!
[19:34] <Sopmod-2> Who needs a knife in a nuke fight, anyway?
[19:34] <Sopmod-2> All you've gotta do is push a button...sir.
[19:34] <Chibi-Leady> CEASE FIRE!!
[19:34] * Chibi-Leady points at Sopmod-2 as she moves over to one of the other targets.
[19:35] <Chibi-Leady> Put your hand up against that wall, T-Doll.
[19:35] <Sopmod-2> >__>;
[19:35] <Sopmod-2> <__<;
[19:35] <Chibi-Leady> PUT YOUR HAND UP ON THAT WALL!!!!!
[19:36] * Sopmod-2 slowly holds out her right hand up against the wall behind her.
[19:37] * Chibi-Leady suddenly yanks the knife out of the target behind her, flips it over to grasp it along the blade, then FLINGS it at Sopmod-2!!!!
[19:37] *** Everyone watches in shocked astonishment as the knife strikes Sopmod-2 in the hand and pins it against the wall!!!!
[19:38] <Sopmod-2> O____O
[19:38] <Sopmod-2> OOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
[19:39] * Chibi-Leady casually walks over and motions for everyone to focus on Sopmod-2's knife-pinned hand.
[19:39] <Chibi-Leady> The enemy cannot push a button IF YOU DISABLE THE HAND!!!
[19:40] * Chibi-Leady yanks the knife out of Sopmod-2's hand.
[19:40] <Chibi-Leady> MEDIC!!!
[19:42] *** The scene switches to...THE SHOWERS!!!!! Everyone's there, everyone's completely unclothed, and Chibi-AnTil is right there with them all!!!
[19:48] * UMP-45 walks into the showers. "Well, we've all got one thing in common. We were all unlucky enough to draw the Mobile Infantry training." ^___^
[19:50] <UMP-45> MDR, what's your excuse?
[19:51] <MDR> I want to go to all kinds of new places for my Netcast channel. ^__^
[19:52] <UMP-45> Okay, so you're self-absorbed and love attention. What about you, Springfield.
[19:53] <Springfield> I want to start my own big business. Getting the licenses will be a lot easier if I'm a Citizen, and the lowered taxes will help with costs too.
[19:54] <UMP-45> All right. Savvy business strategist and future tycoon. Respectable. What about you, WA-2000?
[19:55] <WA-2000> I want to expand my knowledge base, but upgrades will be extremely expensive. So if I serve, the Federation will pay for it all.
[19:55] <UMP-9> I wanna have a family! ^_____^
[19:56] <UMP-9> It's a lot easier to get the high-end medical treatments I'll need if I'm a Citizen.
[19:56] <Sopmod-2> I'm going career. All the way. >:D
[19:57] <UMP-45> Oh-hooooooo! Do we have an aspiring future Governor-Militant among us?
[19:57] <UMP-45> What about you, AnTil?
[19:57] <Chibi-AnTil> ...
[19:57] <Chibi-AnTil> Who asked you to be so nosy?
[19:58] <UMP-45> What, don't be so defensive. It's my nature to be inquisitive and know everything I can about everyone around me.
[19:59] <UMP-45> Hey Negev! You know AnTil from before. What's his story?
[19:59] <Negev> Oh, uh....
[19:59] * Negev grins at AnTil as she starts showering herself.
[19:59] <Negev> He's here because of a girl.
[19:59] <Negev> :D
[20:05] *** Everyone in the shower room starts whistling and cat-calling at Chibi-AnTil, who soon just quickly exits the room, receiving a few playful pokes from UMP-9 along the way.
[20:05] <Chibi-AnTil> >__<;
[20:06] <UMP-45> it YOU, Negev?
[20:09] * Negev just grins slyly and shrugs.
[20:10] *** The scene switches to the POV of a camcorder, showing the interior of a barracks room designed to hold a few dozen people. It's filled with plenty of rowdy T-Dolls.
[20:12] * is narrating as he's the one making the recording.
[20:12] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Chibi-AnTil is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[20:12] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Chibi-AnTil is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[20:12] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Chibi-AnTil is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[20:13] <Chibi-AnTil> This is where we live
[20:13] <Chibi-AnTil> It's not much, but it could be a lot worse.
[20:14] * Chibi-AnTil shows one of the several triple-tier bunkbeds in the room. He moves towards the bottom one. "This is my bunk where I dream of you quite a bit, Kagami."
[20:15] <Chibi-AnTil> Training is really tough. Sometimes I think I won't make it.
[20:16] *** Negev, UMP-9, and UMP-45 notice that AnTil's making a recording and start making lewd and weird faces and gestures behind AnTil.
[20:16] <Chibi-AnTil> But then I think about what you're doing and I try harder.
[20:17] * UMP-9 holds up a sign behind AnTil - "I WANT TO STEAL YOUR BOYFRIEND!" >:D
[20:18] * Chibi-AnTil hears all of the laughing and moves his camera way from everyone.
[20:18] <Chibi-AnTil> DO YOU MIND?!
[20:18] <Chibi-AnTil> How knows. They might even make me a squad leader soon!
[20:18] *** The lights suddenly dim.
[20:19] <Chibi-AnTil> Uh-oh, I've gotta finish this since it's Lights Out.
[20:21] * Chibi-AnTil is suddenly cut off as Sopmod-2 comes up playing a violin (badly), UMP-9 glomps him from behind, MDR starts recording everything with her OWN camcorder, and UMP-45 pushes her way into the middle making Ahegao Faces.
[20:22] <Chibi-AnTil> WrITe Me WhEn YoU cAn~!!!!
[20:22] <Chibi-AnTil> I'm GONNA KILL YOU GUYS!!!
[20:23] * Chibi-AnTil turns and goes after the T-Dolls, who quickly flee, laughing every step of the way.
[20:23] *** The screen pans out a little, showing the one watching the entire recording.
[20:24] <Kagami Hiiragi> ^____^
[20:28] * Kagami Hiiragi is sitting in a small efficiency apartment. Suddenly the door opens and a girl in a Navy-like uniform hurries inside. HEY!!! THAT'S A KANSEN!!! FROM THE SAKURA EMPIRE!!!
[20:29] <Yuudachi> Come on, Kagami! We're taking off in just a few minutes!
[20:30] <Yuudachi> First one to the shuttle gets to pilot it.
[20:30] <Kagami Hiiragi> Yes!
[20:31] * Kagami Hiiragi quickly grabs her carryall bag and rushes out of the room with Yuudachi.
[20:32] *** The two of them rush through the crowded hallways to a shuttlebay and hurry aboard an Arvus-pattern lighter, with Kagami getting to the pilot's seat first before anyone else.
[20:32] <Kagami Hiiragi> >:D
[20:33] <Kagami Hiiragi> Powering up the engines. Get ready to lock it down.
[20:33] *** Four more youthful girls rush onboard, crying out for everyone to wait for them!
[20:34] *** The girls quickly strap into their flight seats, then they ALL blanch as they see who's piloting!
[20:34] <Javelin> Oh no!
[20:34] <Unicorn> O___O
[20:34] <Ayanami> Hiiragi is piloting again?!
[20:35] <Laffey> ...This is going to be a bad flight.
[20:36] <Kagami Hiiragi> Ready! And...taking off!
[20:36] *** The Arvus light shuttle starts to rumble, then rise up slightly. Suddenly it LURCHES forward powerfully as the mag-lev accelerators fling it out of the launch bay and into space!!
[20:43] *** The shuttle soars through space, speeding upwards from a large sprawling base located on what looks like a small moon.
[20:45] *** As the camera draws out further, following the shuttle, it becomes apparent that the base IS the moon! The small moon has LITERALLY been hollowed out and filled with all kinds of structures and machinery, with the equator of the moon encircled by one massive band of anchorages, thousands of weapon emplacements, and launch bays massive and small.
[20:46] <Kagami Hiiragi> :D
[20:49] * Kagami Hiiragi sends the shuttle rocking and spiraling a little as she maneuvers it into a zero-g skid, fires staggered micro-bursts from the engines to make minute course corrections, flies directly over Sensorium arrays and macrocannon batteries so closely that Unicorn is terrified and even LAFFEY is too nervous to fall asleep.
[20:49] * Kagami Hiiragi finally brings the shuttle into a long coasting course and turns the ship slightly so that they're staring out over a series of huge voidship docks.
[20:50] <Yuudachi> You're in a really good mood.
[20:50] <Kagami Hiiragi> Because I'm getting to actually pilot THAT.
[20:52] * Kagami Hiiragi points at one ship in particular.

[21:00] *** The next scene shows Kagami walking onto the bridge. Or, more specifically, an AUXILIARY BRIDGE since even CheesyKits Productions doesn't have the necessary clearance to take over an ACTUAL voidship for their own personal use.
[21:01] * Kagami Hiiragi walks up to the primary command seat, where the Captain of the ship is sitting.
[21:04] *** Hellesponte AI has joined #suburbansenshi3
[21:04] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Hellesponte AI
[21:04] <Hellesponte AI> ^___^
[21:05] <Kagami Hiiragi> Pilot Trainee Hiiragi reporting for duty.
[21:06] <Hellesponte AI> Welcome aboard. Take your seat in the #2 navigation chair, trainee.
[21:08] * Kagami Hiiragi grins and heads over to one of the acceleration seats at the front of the room. She sits down, beginning the access and authentication process for herself, then looks over at who's seated next to her.
[21:08] <Architect> :D
[21:09] <Kagami Hiiragi> What are you doing here? :D
[21:10] <Architect> I'm here to help teach you how to fly this thing.
[21:10] <Kagami Hiiragi> Assistant instructor?
[21:10] <Hellesponte AI> PREPARE FOR DEPARTURE!
[21:11] *** The mood of the room changes as everyone starts strapping themselves into their chairs.
[21:11] <Kagami Hiiragi> It's amazing how we keep running into each other like this.
[21:11] <Architect> It sure us~!
[21:12] <Architect> ^is
[21:12] <Architect> Maybe it's fate!
[21:13] <Architect> I've heard all about this crazy girl coming through the Academy. Solid math, good 3-D senses, a little crazy on the controls...
[21:13] <Architect> But with solid skills.
[21:13] <Architect> And when that turned out to be you I just made sure that we'd run into each other.
[21:14] <Hellesponte AI> All right, Trainee Hiiragi. Take us out of dock.
[21:14] <Kagami Hiiragi> Yes, ma'am!
[21:15] * Kagami Hiiragi starts manipulating the controls and keyboards in front of her, inputting commands on BOTH keyboards at once.
[21:16] *** The scene shows the Caubh light cruiser beginning to slowly reverse-thrust out its moorings, trailing several long cables that were originally attached to the ship.
[21:16] *** The cables start to reach their maximum length. Any longer and they'll be ripped out of their own moorings.
[21:17] * Kagami Hiiragi flips the switches that detach the cables from the ship at the very last moment.
[21:18] <Kagami Hiiragi> In simulations my instructors could never keep up.
[21:18] <Architect> This isn't a simulation any more. So take the ship out easy, please. ^__^;
[21:19] * Kagami Hiiragi glances over the various readouts, then inputs some new commands.
[21:21] *** The ship starts to slowly turn as it's still coasting out of the docking arms. It LITERALLY comes within several meters of scraping against the sides of the docking arms. Kagami's maneuvering was expertly done.
[21:21] <Architect> o___O;
[21:33] * Kagami Hiiragi finally finishes turning the ship around and accelerates slightly, setting course away from the moon.
[21:35] <Hellesponte AI> We're at the Mendeville Point. Begin preparations for Warp jump.
[21:36] <Architect> Maintain this course Kagami!
[21:36] <Architect> Warp Engines powering up. Translation in five...four...ready...steady...
[21:37] * Kagami Hiiragi breaks out into a HUGE grin as she sees a sight she hasn't been able to witness in a long time...
[21:37] *** The ship enters the Warp
[21:42] *** I won't be able to get online tomorrow because of other things going on, so I'll see you all on Monday. Until then, please take care.
[21:42] *** And good night.
[20:47] * A cheerful looking woman walks along the street in the Ginza. She pauses for a moment when she spots the New Grand Imperial Theater. A poster catches her eye and she moves closer to investigate...
[20:48] <A cheerful looking woman> ...a Nutcracker ballet? Oh, that looks wonderful!
[20:48] * A cheerful looking woman reads further about the production....
[20:49] * A cheerful looking woman GASPS!!! She grabs ahold of the poster and rips it off the wall, light up frame and all....
[20:50] <A cheerful looking woman> WE HAVE TO ATTEND!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!!
[20:50] * A cheerful looking woman runs away with the poster and frame...
[20:50] *** A cheerful looking woman has left #suburbansenshi3
[19:09] * ~ The projector starts to power up!
[19:11] *** The scene starts with Chibi-AnTil inside what looks like some kind of obstacle course. There are lots of partition walls set up creating a maze with lots of corners and no clear lines of sight.
[19:13] * Chibi-AnTil is wearing light PDF body armor and is armed with a training lasgun. Ducking around a corner, he opens fire at G11, catching her across the torso and sending her to the ground!
[19:14] <G11> @___@
[19:14] * G11 is incapacitated by electric shocks!
[19:14] * UMP-9 shoots at Chibi-AnTil but misses as he ducks back behind cover!
[19:15] * UMP-9 moves forward to pursue, but gets shot down by Negev as she rounds the corner!
[19:16] <UMP-9> @___@
[19:16] <Springfield> We're going in!
[19:17] * Springfield charges forward with G3, G36, and G36c as they attempt to rush towards a ramp in the distance, upon which flies the flag of the opposing team in glorious BLUE!!!
[19:19] * G3 and G36c are suddenly gunned down from the side by FN FAL, Sopmod-2, and UMP-45 who were all lurking behind one of the corners, just WAITING for them all to come into their field of fire.
[19:19] <G36c> - YoU fUcKiNg CaMpEr BiTcHeS~!!!!! -
[19:20] <UMP-45> BORDER=0 It's a legitimate strategy!
[19:20] * G36 fires behind her as she runs, but gets gunned down by Sopmod-2 as well.
[19:21] * Springfield is sprinting ahead towards that Blue Flag!!
[19:21] <Springfield> I see the top of the mountain! And you will worship me as though I were a GOD!!!!!
[19:22] * Springfield gets tackled by FN FAL and shot at point-blank range.
[19:22] <FN FAL> ^__~
[19:22] <Springfield> ...I regret nothing! I lived as few Dolls dared to dream~!!!!
[19:23] <Chibi-AnTil> Wow, Soppo's got a solid defensive position set up. No way in!
[19:25] <Negev> Flip six three hole.
[19:25] <Chibi-AnTil> Huh?
[19:25] <Negev> You heard me. Flip six three hole!
[19:25] <Negev> Just like at the final football game before graduation!
[19:25] <Negev> :D
[19:26] <Negev> YOu run a flip six, three hole play and score that touchdown!
[19:26] <Chibi-AnTil> :D
[19:26] <Chibi-AnTil> Cover me!
[19:26] * Chibi-AnTil starts to rush forward as Negev ducks out from behind cover and starts shooting rapidly at the Blue Team.
[19:27] * Chibi-AnTil weaves back and forth, narrowly evading getting hit as he starts working his way closer.
[19:28] * Negev grins as she shoots FN FAL and tags her out!
[19:29] <Negev> Now!
[19:30] * Chibi-AnTil waits for a moment as several T-Dolls get in closer, then rushes forward and LEAPS over a low wall, flipping over the tops of UMP-45's and Sopmod-2's heads and landing behind them!
[19:30] <Sopmod-2> D:
[19:30] <UMP-45> :O
[19:30] * UMP-45 and Sopmod-2 are both gunned down by Chibi-AnTil!!!
[19:30] <UMP-45> @___@
[19:30] <Sopmod-2> >__<;;;
[19:31] * Chibi-AnTil snatches up Sopmod-2's trainer-laser and starts dual-wielding his rifles! "Thanks, Soppo!"
[19:32] * Chibi-AnTil rushes forward, pausing to gun down yet more T-Dolls as they rush around the corners towards him!
[19:33] * Chibi-AnTil guns down Chauchet, Bren, M-14, and Ppsh-41!
[19:35] * Chibi-AnTil guns down AK-47, Type 56-1, AK-74, AND Ots-14!!
[19:36] * Chibi-AnTil reaches the top of the ramp and takes the Blue Flag for himself!!!!
[19:41] *** Watching the mock-exercise from a short distance away are none other than Drill-Instructor Chibi-Leady and the training camp commander, who's none other than G&K's own Lt. Commander Helianthus!
[19:42] <Chibi-Leady> The kid's gone some decent moves.
[19:42] <Lt. Commander Helianthus> All right. Give him a squad and see what he can do with it.
[19:44] *** The scene switches back to the barracks, where Chibi-AnTil is looking quite pleased with himself as he shines a badge that he'll soon wear on his training cap, signifying his new rank as a Trainee Squad Leader.
[19:44] <Chibi-AnTil> ^___^
[19:44] *** Nearby, Sopmod-2 and some of the other T-Dolls are playing pool.
[19:45] * MDR points at Chibi-AnTil. "Look at him. Have you ever seen anybody so pleased with himself?"
[19:46] <Sopmod-2> Well, Leady had to choose somebody to be her brownnoser. :P
[19:46] <Chibi-AnTil> What's that? What's that I hear?
[19:46] <Chibi-AnTil> Is it the distinct sound of jealousy, Soppo? :P
[19:47] * Chibi-AnTil turns to Negev, who's sitting nearby.
[19:47] <Chibi-AnTil> But I couldn't have done it without you, Negev.
[19:48] <Chibi-AnTil> Friends?
[19:48] <Negev> o____o
[19:48] <Negev> ^___^
[19:48] <Negev> Friends. ^__^
[19:49] * Cx4 Storm suddenly enters the room. "MAIL CALL!!!"
[19:49] <Cx4 Storm> UMP-9?
[19:49] <UMP-9> Here!
[19:49] * UMP-9 is handed a big package from Cx4 Storm.
[19:50] <Cx4 Storm> MDR?
[19:50] <MDR> Right here!
[19:50] * Cx4 Storm hands her a package that looks like it's been torn open and run over a few times by a car.
[19:50] <MDR> D:
[19:51] <MDR> WHAT THE F[BLEEP]K?!?!? Damn you, UPS!
[19:51] <Cx4 Storm> AnTil!
[19:51] <Chibi-AnTil> Right here!
[19:52] * Chibi-AnTil receives a dataslate containing a message to play!!
[19:52] <Chibi-AnTil> Oooo, it's from Kagami!
[19:52] <Negev> >:(
[19:53] * Negev watches as Chibi-AnTil rushes over to a dataterm to start playing the message.
[19:54] * Chibi-AnTil starts playing the message. The screen is large enough that a bunch of the other T-Dolls in the room can see who it's from.
[19:54] * Kagami Hiiragi (recorded) appears!
[19:55] <Kagami Hiiragi (recorded)> Hi AnTil! I'm sorry I haven't written you sooner, but it's been so busy on my end...
[19:55] <UMP-9> OOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Is that her?!
[19:56] <WA-2000> Oh, AnTil's girlfriend! That's what she looks like?
[19:56] <UMP-45> Oh-ho! I see someone's into twintails! ^__~
[19:56] <Sopmod-2> Let me see, let me see!
[19:56] <Chibi-AnTil> >:/
[19:57] * Chibi-AnTil is pushed aside slightly as half of the T-Dolls in the room cluster around him to get a glimpse of the famous Kagami!
[19:58] <Kagami Hiiragi (recorded)> Have they made you squad leader yet? They should have by now, and if they haven't...tell them to talk to me. ^___^
[19:58] *** The T-Dolls all giggle and laugh
[20:00] * Kagami Hiiragi (recorded) switches to a different view of a gas giant planet gleaming in the distance, lit from within by the dull red glow emanating from deeper within its own core. Several small moons orbit around it. The ship that Kagami is recording on is clearly orbiting one of the moons.
[20:01] * Kagami Hiiragi (recorded) smiles as she looks out at the expansive vista.
[20:01] <Kagami Hiiragi (recorded)> Look at that. Isn't it beautiful?
[20:01] <Kagami Hiiragi (recorded)> I love it out here.
[20:02] * Kagami Hiiragi (recorded) sighs before continuing. "That's also the problem. Because..."
[20:02] *** At this point UMP-45 notices the subtle change in Kagami's body language and tone and calls for everyone to quiet down.
[20:03] <Kagami Hiiragi (recorded)> I think I'm going to go career.
[20:03] <Kagami Hiiragi (recorded)> I want to command a ship of my own.
[20:05] <Kagami Hiiragi (recorded)> And you know ...I don't think that's going to leave a lot of room for you an me, AnTil.
[20:05] <Chibi-AnTil> :<
[20:05] <Negev> >:D
[20:07] <Kagami Hiiragi (recorded)> I know that's not what you wanted to hear. But uh...I have to follow my heart. I'm sorry.
[20:07] <Kagami Hiiragi (recorded)> Stay in touch with me, all right?
[20:07] * Chibi-AnTil ends the message.
[20:07] <Chibi-AnTil> T__T
[20:08] <Sopmod-2> :<
[20:09] <Sopmod-2> Funny how they always want to stay friends after they punch you hard in the heart.
[20:09] * Sopmod-2 pats Chibi-AnTil on the shoulder and sits down next to him.
[20:10] <Chibi-AnTil> Yeah well, that's what I deserve.
[20:10] <Sopmod-2> What are you talking about?
[20:11] <Chibi-AnTil> I joined up for her.
[20:11] <Chibi-AnTil> I wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for her.
[20:12] <Sopmod-2> What are you talking about? You made squad leader on your own.
[20:13] <Sopmod-2> Why you came here doesn't matter. It's what you're doing now that you ARE here that matters. And so far you've been pulling ahead of everyone else and holding your own ON your own.
[20:14] <Sopmod-2> That dumb gal isn't doing any of that for you, either.
[20:15] <Sopmod-2> It's all been YOU.
[20:15] <Sopmod-2> Besides, you've still got me to kick around, right? :D
[20:17] *** The scene switches to outside once again. It's bright, clear, and sunny, and the trainees are all gathered at another training course consisting to multiple ramps going up and down towards a series of targets that raise and lower from their containers at random intervals.
[20:17] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> Fun and games are over, trainees. Today you will be using LIVE weapons firing LIVE ammunition!
[20:18] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> In a simulated combat enviornment!
[20:20] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady is quickly walking around the perimeter of the course. "You will be charging over these rises and engaging the targets as they appear. If you do not react quickly enough, the targets WILL return fire on you with trainer-lasers and any hits you receive WILL trigger your shock-harnesses.
[20:21] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> You will ALSO be using the standard Kasrkin tri-dome pattern combat helmet with vision enhancements, so you'll have to adapt to and comprehend that as well.
[20:22] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> You will exercise extreme caution on my assault course, do you understand me?
[20:22] <All T-Dolls> SIR YES SIR!!
[20:23] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> ANTIL! Take them up!
[20:24] * Chibi-AnTil is still dressed in PDF combat gear, but like the rest of the T-Dolls is armed with lower-powered version of the Morrigan-pattern gauss automatic rifle!
[20:25] <Chibi-AnTil> First fire team with me! Next group follows in ten seconds!
[20:26] *** WA-2000, Springfield, UMP-9, and MDR rush up to the front, charging their weapons.
[20:27] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> The maximum score has been 280. I expect you to do better!!!
[20:28] <Chibi-AnTil> GO!
[20:29] *** The first group charges, rushing up the ramps and firing at the targets as they begin to rise up. Almost immediately the enemy mock-ups (which ALL look like Sangvis Ferri drone-dolls) start shooting back.
[20:31] *** The targets are getting blown to pieces, but FN FAL and UMP-9 both tumble to the ground, convulsing as their shock-harnesses are triggered.
[20:32] * Negev is blasting away at targets, but nearly hits WA-2000!
[20:32] <Negev> Dammit, WA!! Be careful!
[20:32] * WA-2000 is smacking at her helmet's visor.
[20:33] <WA-2000> It's my helmet! The visor's misaligned! I can't see clearly!
[20:33] <Negev> You're going to blow the score!
[20:33] * Chibi-AnTil rushes over. "What's the problem?!"
[20:34] <WA-2000> It's the dumb visor!
[20:35] * Chibi-AnTil takes off WA-2000's helmet and starts trying to fiddle with it while the assault exercise is STILL going on. Lasrounds and gauss shards are flying past them and over ALL of their heads in the meantime!
[20:35] <Springfield> How come whenever something goes wrong it's always with you, WA?
[20:36] <WA-2000> Ja ja, it must be because I'm a high-maintenance and over-precisioned!! >:[
[20:37] * Springfield gets distracted by the argument and does NOT see the drone-doll taking aim at her.
[20:38] * Springfield takes a hit! Her shock-harness goes off, sending painful electrical shocks into her! She falls to the ground, her finger still pulling the trigger of her gauss rifle as she tumbles backwards and rolls over!
[20:39] * Springfield narrowly misses hitting Chibi-AnTil, but WA-2000...!!
[20:40] * WA-2000 takes a hit in the head! Her head is knocked back, and a MASSIVE explosion of thick red stuff (that closely resembles pizza sauce) ERUPTS a moment later!!
[20:41] <WA-2000> X___x
[20:41] * WA-2000 flops backwards to the ground!
[20:41] <Chibi-AnTil> O____O
[20:41] <Chibi-AnTil> MEDIC!!!!!!
[20:42] *** The camera zooms out, showing everyone skidding to a halt as an emergency klaxon sounds off.
[20:42] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> ANTIL!!! YOU ARE RELIEVED OF SQUAD COMMAND!!
[20:43] *** The scene switches, showing Chibi-AnTil standing rigidly inside a field office overlooking the training grounds.
[20:43] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> ...
[20:43] <Lt Commander Helianthu> ...
[20:44] <Lt Commander Helianthu> Recruit Langister, did you give recruit WA-2000 permission to remove her helmet?
[20:45] <Chibi-AnTil> Sir yes sir! WA-2000 reported a complication with her helmet and I asked her to show it to me.
[20:46] <Lt Commander Helianthus> Recruit Langister, are you certified to repair the Cadian Kasrkin tridome pattern combat helmet?
[20:46] <Chibi-AnTil> ............Sir no sir!
[20:47] <Lt Commander Helianthus> Then why did you order recruit WA-2000 to remove her helmet during a live fire exercise?
[20:48] <Chibi-AnTil> Sir I needed everyone in my squad to be operational sir!
[20:48] <Chibi-AnTil> I...
[20:48] <Chibi-AnTil> I wanted to win, sir!
[20:49] * Lt Commander Helianthus closes her eyes for a moment and turns back to her desk. Meanwhile, there's motion outside the window.
[20:50] * Springfield peers inside for a moment and waves sadly to Chibi-AnTil one last time before beginning her walk down Washout Lane.
[20:50] * Lt Commander Helianthus watches her go.
[20:51] <Lt Commander Helianthus> Drill Sergeant, we've already lost two recruits because of this accident.
[20:51] <Lt Commander Helianthus> Do you think there's any possibility of being able to salvage this one?
[20:52] * Lt Commander Helianthus looks back at Chibi-AnTil.
[20:52] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady looks long and hard at Chibi-AnTil.
[20:52] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> Yes ma'am, I do.
[20:52] <Lt Commander Helianthus> All right.
[20:53] <Lt Commander Helianthus> We'll try Administrative Punishment.
[20:54] *** The scene switches again, showing ALL of the recruit T-Dolls standing at attention around a small podium. In the middle of the podium are a pair of posts, where Chibi-AnTil is being slowly marched up to.
[20:55] * Chibi-AnTil isn't wearing a shirt now, revealing the lean, lanky, semi-muscular physique he's developed into despite his very young age.
[20:56] * MDR is trying to be covert as she takes lots and lots of pictures of this! :D
[20:57] * Cx4 Storm marches Chibi-AnTil up the podium and in between the posts.
[20:57] <Cx4 Storm> HALT!
[20:58] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady is waiting. She pulls out straps from each of the posts and ties Chibi-AnTil's arms to both of them.
[20:59] * Cx4 Storm presses a button and the straps retract, pulling Chibi-AnTil's arms out to the side.
[20:59] <Chibi-AnTil> >__<;
[20:59] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady marches out in front of Chibi-AnTil.
[21:00] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady holds out a rolled-up wad of rawhide to AnTil's mouth.
[21:00] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> Bite down on this, kiddo. It helps. I know.
[21:01] * Chibi-AnTil takes the wad of rawhide between his teeth and bites down.
[21:01] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady nods and steps back.
[21:03] <Cx4 Storm> For incompetence of command, for failure to abide by safety regulations during a live-fire exercise, and for negligence contributing to the death of a teammate, recruit trainee AnTilZha Langister is sentenced to Administrative Punishment.
[21:03] <Cx4 Storm> Ten lashes.
[21:04] <Sopmod-2> :,
[21:04] <Sopmod-2> :<
[21:04] * Sopmod-2 does NOT like ANY of this!
[21:05] <Lt Commander Helianthus> CARRY OUT THE SENTENCE.
[21:05] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady marches out behind Chibi-AnTil and unravels a bullwhip.
[21:06] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady strikes, striking Chibi-AnTil across the shoulder-blades!
[21:07] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> ONE!
[21:07] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady strikes again!
[21:07] <Chibi-AnTil> >___<
[21:07] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> TWO!
[21:08] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady makes another strike!
[21:08] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> THREE!
[21:08] * Negev is practically having to be physically restrained by both UMP-9 and UMP-45.
[21:09] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady strikes again! "FOUR!"
[21:09] * Chibi-AnTil winces as another blow strikes him across the back.
[21:09] *** FIVE!
[21:10] *** *crack* SIX!
[21:10] *** *crack!* SEVEN!
[21:10] * Chibi-AnTil starts to faint as another blow hits him.
[21:10] *** EIGHT!
[21:11] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> ~__~
[21:11] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> NINE!
[21:11] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady strikes.
[21:11] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> .........
[21:11] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady hits one last time. "TEN!"
[21:12] *** The scene fades to black, and switches to one of space.
[19:10] * ~ The projector starts to power up!
[19:13] *** The scene slowly switches from Chibi-AnTil receiving his punishment, to a tranquil and serene scene of a certain Caubh-class light cruiser coasting steadily through deep space. There aren't any planets in view, and the backdrop of stars is quite impressive.
[19:15] *** The camera angle slowly zooms in, finally reaching the main bridge of the ship, where Kagami is seated at the navigational console, relaxing for the time being.
[19:15] <Kagami Hiiragi> ^__^
[19:19] <Kagami Hiiragi> All sections are reporting secure. EBS is high normal. Radiator fins are extended and operating within normal parameters.
[19:19] * Architect comes up behind Kagami with a mug of recaf in each hand.
[19:21] <Architect> Here you go.
[19:22] * Kagami Hiiragi takes the offered mug and takes a sip.
[19:22] <Kagami Hiiragi> Some of these alternating shifts seem to last forever.
[19:23] <Architect> I don't know. Depends on who you're spending it with.
[19:24] * Architect looks at Kagami's navigational displays. "Wait, something's wrong. See...we've been pulled a few degrees off course."
[19:26] <Kagami Hiiragi> No, I replotted our angle and trajectory. We're already scheduled for a burn in a few hours, so I used the gravity of a large asteroid we passed by to adjust our angle for us without using attitudinal thrust. It saves us from needing to use a micro-burst.
[19:27] <Architect> You've only been shipboard for three weeks and you already think you're better at this than me?
[19:27] <Kagami Hiiragi> Check the figures then.
[19:28] <Architect> You know, I was talking to Hecto-Commander Helles and she told me...
[19:28] <Kagami Hiiragi> Don't change the subject~! Is my course correct or not?
[19:29] * Architect accesses her console and runs a quick simulation.
[19:29] <Architect> ...
[19:29] <Architect> Yes. It's correct.
[19:30] <Kagami Hiiragi> So what did the Hecto-Commander say?
[19:33] <Architect> She thinks we should team up officially! :D
[19:34] <Architect> And officially sign on as part of the ship's roster.
[19:34] <Kagami Hiiragi> The two of us?
[19:34] <Architect> We're good together, Kagami
[19:35] <Architect> We're way ahead of everyone else.
[19:35] <Architect> I can anticipate you.
[19:35] <Architect> You know what I want. :D
[19:36] <Kagami Hiiragi> No...what DO you want?
[19:37] * Architect grins in a sultry way and starts to lean in...but then Kagami quickly turns away as she notices something out of the corner of her.
[19:38] <Kagami Hiiragi> What the...? It's a Slipspace re-entry point forming!
[19:39] * Kagami Hiiragi brings up the astrogational hololithic displays, which depict multiple layers of spatial sensor data from several different types of sensors, which are then superimposed over each other on a 3-D display.
[19:41] * Kagami Hiiragi 's eyes are darting back and forth as she quickly tries to interpret the data. It looks like a strange cloud several hundred miles across is forming around the ship, with all kinds of gravity ripples and odd thermal readings forming.
[19:42] <Kagami Hiiragi> It's forming dangerously close to us!
[19:43] *** and Architect both strap into their acceleration seats and hit the alert klaxons.
[19:43] <Kagami Hiiragi> ^
[19:43] *** Hellesponte AI's face suddenly appears on one of the screens.
[19:43] <Hellesponte AI> What's going on?!
[19:44] <Architect> Slipspace reentry point forming and it's practically on top of us. Kagami is attempting to pinpoint it.
[19:45] * Kagami Hiiragi is feverishly working her consoles and the information being displayed shifts and adjusts accordingly.
[19:45] <Kagami Hiiragi> I've isolated it...CRAP! OUR CURRENT COURSE INTERCEPTS IT!
[19:47] *** There's a strange flash in the distance that's close enough to see without the aid of sensors as the fabric of space-time is momentarily ruptured and a starship emerges from the strange un-light of the Warp.
[19:50] *** It's a Vagabond-class transport from the Imperium, its hull discolored with all kinds of messages and phrases painted on with enormous letters! "Fluffy Time!!!" "Make Space Fluffy Forever!"
[19:51] <Kagami Hiiragi> Unregistered voidship on a direct course for us! Range - fifty miles and closing rapidly!
[19:51] <Architect> EVADE NOW!
[19:54] * Architect and Kagami immediately hit the emergency overrides and initiate a full Tactical Burn. HUGE amounts of thrust are generated by the antimatter-torch engines and the ship accelerates at several G's of thrust instantly. Various scenes from elsewhere in the ship show various crew members being violently hurled to the floor as they're caught completely by surprise.
[19:55] <Architect> D:
[19:55] * Kagami Hiiragi looks at her sensor readouts nervously.
[19:57] *** The outside scene shows the blocky Imperial Transport passing directly by the sleek, streamlined Abh cruiser, then there's a sputtering flash as the two ships collide at a shallow angle! A large gouge is ripped into the side of the Abh ship, running several hundred meters in length and causing a few small secondary explosions inside.
[19:59] <Kagami Hiiragi> Compartments 20 and 21 are being sealed. The decompression alarms activated.
[20:00] <Architect> I'm trying to contact Engineering for a full damage report now.
[20:00] *** Hellesponte AI and several other bridge crew suddenly rush into the bridge and start getting into their stations.
[20:00] <Hellesponte AI> What happened?! Where'd it come from?
[20:01] <Architect> I've managed to scan the ship's IFF and registry, Hecto-Commander. It's a transport that was reported lost...
[20:02] <Architect> ...inside the Xenokit Quarantine Zone.
[20:03] <Kagami Hiiragi> Based on its current trajectory, that ship is headed DIRECTLY for the homeworld!
[20:04] <Hellesponte AI> Contact Segmentum Command Immediately! Warn them that we've got an infested ship heading their way!
[20:04] <Architect> ...
[20:04] <Architect> Unable to comply, ma'am! Damage Control is reporting that primary power is offline and our long-range comms array was destroyed by the impact.
[20:05] <Architect> We have no way of warning anyone.
[20:05] <Kagami Hiiragi> D:
[20:08] *** The scene switches back to planetside, where Chibi-AnTil is dressed in civilian clothes and packing up his belongings into a bag while Sopmod-2 watches sadly.
[20:08] <Sopmod-2> :<
[20:08] * Negev looks extremely sad too.
[20:09] <Negev> It really stinks that you're leaving, AnTil.
[20:09] <Sopmod-2> Are you sure, little guy? I mean, really?
[20:09] <Chibi-AnTil> I signed the 1240-A. It's done.
[20:10] <Chibi-AnTil> The Mobile Infantry will just have to get along without me.
[20:10] <Negev> I don't get it, AnTil. You took the lashes. Leady stood by you. If they didn't want you, they would have kicked you out like Springfield.
[20:11] <Chibi-AnTil> Hey. I joined up for the wrong reasons. I got WA-2000 wasted.
[20:11] <Chibi-AnTil> I figure that kind of proves that I don't have what it takes.
[20:12] * Cx4 Storm trots up. "ANTIL...your call's gone through. They're waiting for you. Better hurry."
[20:12] * Cx4 Storm points at the nearby comm screen.
[20:12] <Chibi-AnTil> Thanks, Storm.
[20:13] * Chibi-AnTil goes over to the comm screen and accesses it using his biometric card.
[20:14] * Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister appears on the screen! "Hello? ANTIL!! :D"
[20:14] <Chibi-AnTil> ...Hi, mom.
[20:15] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> Solar! Solar! Pick it up, it's AnTil!!
[20:15] *** The image turns into a split-screen and another face appears.
[20:15] <Solarchos> AnTilZha? Where's your uniform?
[20:15] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> Solar! >:/
[20:16] <Chibi-AnTil> Hey Dad.
[20:16] <Solarchos> It's just good to hear from you.
[20:16] <Solarchos> How are you?
[20:17] <Chibi-AnTil> It''s really not working out here for me, Dad. I was thinking...I mean I was hoping if it would be all right if...
[20:18] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> Come home? Of course! Of course it would be all right!
[20:18] * Solarchos starts to slowly smile.
[20:18] <Solarchos> Absolutely.
[20:18] <Chibi-AnTil> I'm sorry. I was such an idiot. I shouldn't have acted the way I did.
[20:19] <Solarchos> No. Don't talk like that. You just come on home and we'll talk about it. You don't have to be afraid or anything.
[20:19] <Solarchos> We love you, AnTil. We both do.
[20:20] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> =^ ^=
[20:21] *** The image glitches, and both Inu-Kit and Solarchos stagger a little. A rumble is heard in the background.
[20:21] <Inu-Kitsune Amestris-Langister> An earthquake?
[20:22] * Solarchos looks a little distracted as he turns to the side, as if he's peering out a window.
[20:22] <Solarchos> It's gotten dark outside. No storms have been forecast.
[20:23] *** Something moves behind Inu-Kit. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait, did small FOX EARS suddenly pop up behind one of the chairs behind her?!
[20:24] <Chibi-AnTil> :<
[20:24] *** The signal cuts out. "Transmission interrupted at source. Unable to reconnect. Please try again later."
[20:25] * Chibi-AnTil sighs and smiles a little. He then turns back to his bunk and puts on his jacket.
[20:25] <Chibi-AnTil> Well, goodbye Negev.
[20:25] <Negev> >:(
[20:25] <Negev> Hey!
[20:26] <Negev> You take that stroll down Washout Lane you're only proving one thing, AnTil.
[20:26] <Chibi-AnTil> And what's that?
[20:27] <Negev> That you don't have what it takes to be a Citizen.
[20:27] * Negev walks off without another word.
[20:27] <Chibi-AnTil> ~__~;
[20:28] * Chibi-AnTil picks up his bag and starts walking out. He walks out onto the training grounds, glancing at all of the other T-Dolls who are busy training and marching around him, ignoring him.
[20:28] <Chibi-AnTil> ~____~;;
[20:28] * Chibi-AnTil looks ahead towards the colored path leading up to the double doors that lead out of the base: Washout Lane.
[20:29] <Chibi-AnTil> Maybe Springfield and I can hang out or something...
[20:29] * Chibi-AnTil pauses as he notices the sounds around him have started changing tone.
[20:29] *** T-Dolls are starting to stop what they're doing and are beginning to move towards a different part of the training field.
[20:30] *** They start walking. Then RUNNING.
[20:31] * Chibi-AnTil is nearly knocked over by M9 and SPAS-12 as they charge past him.
[20:31] <Chibi-AnTil> o___O
[20:31] <M14> What's happening?!
[20:31] <M4A1> S[BLEEP]t! S[BLEEP]t! S[BLEEP]t!
[20:32] * Chibi-AnTil starts to move with them purely out of curiosity.
[20:32] <Chibi-AnTil> Hey. HEY! What's going on?!
[20:32] <Chibi-AnTil> HEY! MDR!!!! What's happened?!!
[20:33] <MDR> WAR!!! WE'RE GOING TO WAR!!!!!
[20:34] *** Everyone is rushing towards the comm terminals and especially the mass announcement system, which is showing the latest high-priority news from FedNet.
[20:34] <FedNet Announcer> The devastation we are seeing is unparalleled...unimaginable.
[20:35] <FedNet Announcer> Judging from the earliest estimates, millions are dead or dying, the city is overrun.
[20:36] *** The scenes are a blur from dozens of sources that look like Live-footage shots a la "Cloverfield". There's panic, massed gunfire, fire, explosions, seething infernos, and mass chaos. And central in ALL of it are thousands upon THOUSANDS of small coppery creatures SWARMING everywhere!!!!
[20:37] * UMP-9 is standing next to Chibi-AnTil and is openly crying.
[20:38] <UMP-9> They whacked us, AnTil! It's the damned Fluffs!
[20:39] *** On the screen a whole crowd of people are completely engulfed by a swarm of Xenokits!!! Amidst DOZENS of Wilheim Screams they're dragged to the ground and disappear beneath hundreds of pouncing Kits. OH THE HORROR!!! THE SPRAYS OF "BLOOD" GO FAR AND WIDE!!!!
[20:42] * FedNet Announcer shows a scene of a Vagabond-pattern Transport disgorging THOUSANDS of drop-pods over the city. "The ship was originally listed as Lost within the Xenokit Quarantine Zone. Without a doubt, its crew were taken over and its cargo replaced with millions upon millions of Fluffs."
[20:43] * Negev moves up next to Chibi-AnTil, taking his hand as they continue to watch yet more scenes of devastation and chaos. The Planetary Defense Force is fighting back, but the situation in the city is already lost.
[20:44] <FedNet Announcer> Nothing remains of what was once called the T-Doll Paradise.
[20:44] <Negev> Oh,'s US!
[20:45] <Chibi-AnTil> D:
[20:45] <Chibi-AnTil> I was talking to them! I was talking to them right before this happened!
[20:46] * Chibi-AnTil starts to pant and hyperventilate, then he turns and begins shoving his way through the T-Dolls.
[20:47] <FedNet Announcer> The Federation Assembly met moments ago and voted unanimously for mobilization to neutralize the Xenokit threat.
[20:48] *** The scene switches to the inside of the base office, where EVERYTHING has gone to hell as orders are coming in from all over.
[20:48] * Lt Commander Helianthus is walking quickly, trying to get away from Chibi-Leady.
[20:49] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> I'm serious! I'll go anywhere! Just send me out there!
[20:49] <Lt Commander Helianthus> Forget it, Leady. We need you here.
[20:49] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> No! I want combat!
[20:49] <Lt Commander Helianthus> The only way YOU
[20:50] <Lt Commander Helianthus> The only way YOU'RE going to see combat is it you bust yourself back down to Private and reassess yourself as a battle-doll!
[20:51] <Lt Commander Helianthus> Do you understand?
[20:51] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> Yes, I understand.
[20:51] * Chibi-AnTil walks into the office.
[20:52] <Lt Commander Helianthus> What do you want, AnTil?
[20:52] * Chibi-AnTil stops in front of Helianthus and stands stiffly at attention. "I formally wish to reconsider my request to drop out, sir."
[20:53] <Lt Commander Helianthus> You already signed your 1240-A. It wouldn't be legal.
[20:54] <Chibi-AnTil> Ma'am, I know it was wrong. I didn't learn from one mistake and I wound up making another.
[20:54] <Lt Commander Helianthus> You made your decision, kiddo. We're legal bound to follow through on it now. I'm sorry.
[20:54] <Chibi-AnTil> Ma'am, my family...
[20:55] <Chibi-AnTil> My ENTIRE family...
[20:55] <Chibi-AnTil> They're gone. I was TALKING to them when it happened!
[20:55] <Lt Commander Helianthus> <__<
[20:55] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> >__>
[20:56] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady walks over to Helianthus' desk and sifts through the paperwork. She finds a form and brings it back, holding it out in front of AnTil's face.
[20:56] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> Is THIS your signature, kid?
[20:56] * Chibi-AnTil looks.
[20:57] <Chibi-AnTil> Yes. Yes it is, sir.
[20:57] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady looks back at Helianthus.
[20:57] * Lt Commander Helianthus frowns, then turns away and walks back into her office and closes the door.
[20:58] * Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady waits for the door to close, then tears up the 1240-A form in front of Chibi-AnTil
[20:58] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> Doesn't look like it to me.
[20:59] <Drill Instructor Chibi-Leady> WELL CARRY ON, PRIVATE!!!
[21:01] <Chibi-AnTil> ....
[21:01] <Chibi-AnTil> SIR YES SIR!!!!
[21:01] * Chibi-AnTil rushes out of the office and back towards the barracks!
[21:06] *** AND PAUSE HERE FOR NOW! Tomorrow, the epic tale continues...AND WAR IS DECLARED!!!!!!
[21:07] *** So until tomorrow, good night and take care.
[18:07] * ~ The projector starts to power up!
[18:09] * ~ The film starts to roll again!!!
[18:11] *** The scene begins with the FedNet logo and somber music, then with a dramatic fanfare of trumpets zooms out and presents three flame-wreathed letters!
[18:11] <~> WAR
[18:12] *** The next scene shows part of an utterly devastated cityscape, with smoke still rising, flames still burning, and massive amounts of gunfire being leveled against a MASSIVE Titan-Kit in the background like a scene straight out of Cloverfield!
[18:13] <Announcer> Out of the ashes of the surprise attack comes sorrow at first...
[18:14] <Announcer> Then anger.
[18:14] *** The scene shows footage of...OMG! It's MARKIPLIER getting swarmed on by a bunch of Xenokits!!!
[18:16] * Markiplier flails and screams like a madman as he's forced to the ground by a fluffy Xenokit jumping onto his shoulderblades and sitting down while several other Xenokits paw playfully and pounce on him repeatedly. Nearly, his dog Chica watches from the safety of an overlooking wall and whimpers.
[18:17] <Chica the Dog (subtitles)> The only good Fluff is a dead Fluff!
[18:18] *** The scene switches to a massive auditorium housing HUNDREDS of well-dressed people facing a large podium. This MUST be the Federation Assembly!
[18:20] <Announcer> Elsewhere, the Federation Assembly convenes after voting unanimously to transfer full wartime authority to the Governor-Militant.
[18:20] *** Standing at the podium is none other than the Governor-Militant! It's....!
[18:20] *** Utsumo Reiuji has joined #suburbansenshi3
[18:20] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Utsumo Reiuji
[18:22] <Utsumo Reiuji> We must meet this threat with our heat, our fullest energy, and indeed with our atomic-powered souls!!!
[18:24] <Utsumo Reiuji> To ensure that Federation civilization, not Xenokit, radiates throughout this galaxy now and always!!!!
[18:26] <Announcer> Governor-Militant Utsuho Reiuji announces plans for a retaliatory strike against Vulpesmunda, the source of the surprise attack and invasion.
[18:26] *** The scene switches to the inside of what looks like a lab.
[18:27] <Announcer> Every day, Federal scientists are looking for new ways to defeat the Fluffs.
[18:27] *** The camera pans over to a cage containing a very irate Kumiho, and moving over to it is....whoa!!!
[18:28] *** RO-635 has joined #suburbansenshi3
[18:28] <@spiritflame> konbanwa RO-635
[18:28] <RO-635> Your basic Xenokit isn't too smart, but you can shoot it in one of its limbs...
[18:30] * RO-635 pulls out a Gauss rifle and fires a burst at one of the Kumiho's legs. A big "CENSORED" block appears over the spot in question and a large spray of what appears to be chunky salsa splatters all over the interior walls of the cell.
[18:30] <The Kumiho> ...
[18:30] * The Kumiho starts HOWLING in pain and falls to the ground, flailing around.
[18:32] <RO-635> And it'll still be 86% combat effective.
[18:32] <The Kumiho> - We GeT yOu BaCk WiTh NOOOOOOOOKS!!!! -
[18:33] <RO-635> Here's a tip. Aim for the nerve stem and put it down for good.
[18:34] * RO-635 takes aim again and fires. The big, black "CENSORED" block suddenly appears over the Kumiho's head and a MASSIVE spray of "chunky salsa" spews all over the interior of the cell.
[18:35] <Announcer> Would you like to know more?
[18:36] *** The scene switches AGAIN, this time to the interior of a starship. It's an interior shot of a HUGE hall revealing a pretty spectacular scene of deep space along with at least a dozen other Voidships within visual range.
[18:37] *** Wait, that's an interior shot from one of the observation galleries of the Aika Sumeragi!
[18:39] <Announcer> We now break net and take you live to the forward assembly station deep inside the Xenokit Quarantine Zone , where the men, women, and T-Dolls of the Federal Services prepare for the invasion of Vulpesmunda.
[18:39] <~> Uplink in're on!
[18:39] *** has joined #suburbansenshi3
[18:39] <@spiritflame> konbanwa
[18:39] *** Aya Shameimaru [ (pirated)] has joined #suburbansenshi3
[18:39] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Aya Shameimaru
[18:41] * Aya Shameimaru is dressed up like a combat correspondent and is wandering around the crowded hallways of the Aika. Lots of T-Dolls are waving behind her, eager to look silly on camera.
[18:41] <Aya Shameimaru> No one knows for certain when the invasion of Vulpesmunda will occur, but everyone's talking about it.
[18:41] <Aya Shameimaru> And the talk says "tomorrow".
[18:42] <Aya Shameimaru> Here's a bunch of MI T-Dolls that looks like they're ready to eat some Fluffs for lunch.
[18:43] * Aya Shameimaru walks up to none other than Negev, Sopmod-2, and Chibi-AnTil!!
[18:43] <Negev> We're looking forward to it!
[18:44] <Aya Shameimaru> You're not at all worried, trooper?
[18:44] <Sopmod-2> Hey, the Governor-Militant's saying we can fire as many nukes as we like. Shoot a nuke down a Fluff den, you got a lot of flaming Fluffs!
[18:45] * UMP-9 suddenly pops in.
[18:45] <UMP-9> I just hope it's not over before WE get there! :D
[18:45] * Aya Shameimaru turns back towards the camera.
[18:47] <Aya Shameimaru> Some have been saying that the Xenokits were provoked by the intrusion of the Federation into their natural habitat. Others have postulated that their attacks have actually been attempts to make contact that went horribly awry, and that a Live-and-Let-Live policy should be attempted as an alternative to war.
[18:48] <Chibi-AnTil> >:(
[18:48] <Chibi-AnTil> Let me tell you something.
[18:49] <Chibi-AnTil> I'm from the T-Doll Paradise, and I say BURN THEM ALL!!
[18:49] <Negev> Whoooot!
[18:49] <Sopmod-2> YAY!
[18:49] * Sopmod-2 and the other T-Dolls gather around Chibi-AnTil and start leading him away.
[18:51] * Sopmod-2 laughs as she and everyone trot along the bustling halls of the gigantic formerly-Imperial battleship and pass by a number of the semi-official shops and stores that populate this particular part of the observation deck.
[18:51] <Sopmod-2> Hey...HEY! You know what we should do? We should all get tattoos! :D
[18:52] <UMP-9> Yeah, let's all get the same ones!
[18:52] <Negev> G11's can be "Born to Sleep".
[18:53] <Chibi-AnTil> What do I want to get a tattoo for?
[18:53] <Negev> Aawwww, what? Your skin's too flawless and pretty? ^__~
[18:53] <UMP-45> Everyone's doing it.
[18:53] <~> Hey AnTil!!!
[18:54] <~> AnTilZha Langister!!!
[18:54] * Chibi-AnTil recognizes the voice and looks over to see...
[18:54] *** Kagami Hiiragi has joined #suburbansenshi3
[18:54] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Kagami Hiiragi
[18:55] * Kagami Hiiragi is dressed in the uniform of an Ensign of the Federation Fleet.
[18:55] * Chibi-AnTil stops and salutes!
[18:55] * Kagami Hiiragi giggles a little and returns the salute. "At ease. I guess I should lose the hat when I'm off duty."
[18:58] <Kagami Hiiragi> Hi Negev!
[18:58] <Negev> - Kagami... -
[18:59] <Chibi-AnTil> My mom was right about you, Kagami.
[18:59] <Chibi-AnTil> You look really good in a uniform.
[18:59] <Kagami Hiiragi> ^__^
[19:00] <Kagami Hiiragi> You look like you've turned out pretty good for yourself, too
[19:00] <Chibi-AnTil> So, what have you heard? Have you connected with anyone else that survived the attack?
[19:01] <Kagami Hiiragi> RO-635 of course. She's been insanely busy though.
[19:01] <Kagami Hiiragi> Most of the time I try not to think about it. Like it happened to someone else. Then it hits me and I can't stop crying.
[19:02] <Chibi-AnTil> We survived. Gotta be happy about that.
[19:02] <Kagami Hiiragi> ...You don't sound very happy to see me.
[19:02] <Chibi-AnTil> Should I be?
[19:03] <Kagami Hiiragi> ~__~;
[19:03] <Kagami Hiiragi> It's different now. We're at war.
[19:03] <Kagami Hiiragi> I think what I did was probably the best thing for both of us.
[19:03] <~> Everything fine, Ensign?
[19:04] *** Architect has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:04] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Architect
[19:07] <Architect> >:D
[19:08] <Kagami Hiiragi> Architect, you remember AnTil.
[19:08] <Kagami Hiiragi> Architect and I are a flight team now.
[19:09] <Architect> Yeah, one of the best in the fleet.
[19:09] <Chibi-AnTil> ...
[19:09] <Chibi-AnTil> I get it.
[19:09] <Chibi-AnTil> This is the part that's best for both of us.
[19:09] <Chibi-AnTil> Don't do me any more favors, Kagami.
[19:09] * Chibi-AnTil starts to turn away.
[19:11] <Architect> Forget him, Ensign. He's Mobile Infantry. See, then you're trained to KILL it's impossible for you to be POLITE!!!
[19:11] * Chibi-AnTil stops and turns around.
[19:12] <Chibi-AnTil> You got something to say about the Mobile Infantry?!
[19:12] <Architect> I think you heard me.
[19:12] * Architect starts to approach Chibi-AnTil
[19:12] <Architect> You want to make something of it, Private? >:D
[19:13] <Chibi-AnTil> ...
[19:13] <Chibi-AnTil> Not with an OFFICER.
[19:13] <Chibi-AnTil> The MI doesn't make stupid troopers.
[19:13] <Architect> Well...let's just disregard rank now, shall we? >:D
[19:15] <Kagami Hiiragi> Architect, please... >_<;
[19:15] <Architect> Everybody hear that>
[19:15] <Architect> RANK IS NOT AN ISSUE HERE!
[19:15] <Kagami Hiiragi> Don't do this!
[19:16] <Architect> Oh come on, what's he going to do...?
[19:16] * Chibi-AnTil suddenly SUCKER-PUNCHES Architect upside her head and sends her staggering sideways!!!
[19:18] * Alchemist is then grabbed from behind and SHOVED into a nearby table. Meanwhile, DOZENS of T-Dolls are now crowding around and cheering!
[19:18] <Alchemist> >:{
[19:19] * Alchemist elbows Chibi-AnTil, then grabs him and FLIPS him onto the table!
[19:19] * Alchemist follows up by hammer-fisting him over and over in the chest!
[19:19] <Architect> ^
[19:20] * Chibi-AnTil bashes Architect in the face, rolls over, then HEAD-BUTTS her
[19:21] * Architect staggers backwards into the arms of several T-Dolls who immediately push her right back towards Chibi-AnTil!
[19:22] * Chibi-AnTil goes right after her and SLAMS into her, where the two of them start trading blows!
[19:22] *** Several Kansen from the Sakura Empire grab Architect from behind and start pulling her away from Chibi-AnTil.
[19:23] *** Negev, Sopmod-2, G11, and FN-FAL grab Chibi-AnTil and start pulling him away from Architect.
[19:25] <Architect> LET GO OF ME!! I'M GONNA KILL YOU!!!
[19:25] <Chibi-AnTil> LEMME AT HER!!! LET ME GO!
[19:25] <Negev> Forget it, AnTil!! MI and Fleet don't mix!!
[19:26] <Kagami Hiiragi> :<
[19:26] * Kagami Hiiragi watches as Chibi-AnTil is led away from the area by the other T-Dolls.
[19:26] <Architect> Stupid jarheads.
[19:28] *** The next scene shows Chibi-AnTil laying on a chair with some kind of laser projector burning a pattern into the skin on his arm. Sopmod-2, Negev, UMP-9, and UMP-45 are nearby, drinking and cheering him on.
[19:28] <Chibi-AnTil> >___<;;;;
[19:28] <Chibi-AnTil> This really hurts!!
[19:28] <Sopmod-2> Well I've got something that might hurt a little bit more, little buddy!
[19:29] * Sopmod-2 splashes a little booze onto Chibi-AnTil's arm, causing it to sting and steam!!!!
[19:30] <Chibi-AnTil> OWWWW!!!
[19:31] * Chibi-AnTil sits up, cradling the burn spot, which now has a triangular tattoo with the words "FIGHT THE FLUFF!!!"
[19:32] <UMP-9> We're gonna fight! And we're gonna win!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!
[19:32] *** Everyone shows off their tattoos!!!
[19:35] *** The scene switches, showing space as the Voidships of the Fleet coast forward towards a planet in the distance. The sun is off to the side, showing one side of the planet in bright light while the remaining 75% of it is still shrouded in night. The big cruisers of the Fleet are surrounded by dozens of smaller ships, and within the center of the formation are a large number of huge, blocky Transports.
[19:36] *** Knowing what you know of the Federation Fleet, those would be the Imperial Guard's Assault Transports, with each one capable of carrying upwards of around a dozen regiments of Imperial Guard. This must be either simulated or more stock footage.
[19:37] *** Then the music starts playing.
[19:39] *** The scene switches to inside the launch bays of one of the ships, and HUNDREDS of T-Dolls are surging through the halls towards DOZENS of waiting Manta-class Dropships!
[19:40] *** Wow, it's practically ALL of the T-Dolls too! You can't sight of M4A1 and ST AT-15, AN-94, AK-12, and SPAS-12 among them! ALL of your favorite T-Dolls are participating in this scene!
[19:41] <~> This is the captain speaking. All ground troops prepare for drop. We are at T-minus three minutes and counting.
[19:42] *** Everyone is rushing into the drop-holds of the ships and dashing towards their respective acceleration chairs, locking their rifles into place, then strapping themselves in.
[19:43] * Chibi-AnTil is seated near Negev. Sopmod-2, UMP-9, UMP-45, and G11 aren't far away either.
[19:43] *** The doors seal and lock shut!
[19:43] *** The platoon leader turns to face them!
[19:44] *** HK-416 has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:44] <@spiritflame> konbanwa HK-416
[19:44] <HK-416> WE are going in with the first wave!
[19:45] <HK-416> That means more Fluffs for us to kill. You smash the entire area. You kill anything that's fluffy, you get me?!
[19:45] <~> WE GET YOU, SIR!
[19:46] *** The Dropships rock a little as claw-like braces clamp onto them and pull them into their launch catapults.
[19:49] *** There's a sudden massive LURCH...then the scene switches to show several HUNDRED dropships falling away from the main ships of the Fleet towards the planet below. From orbit you can see many dozens of small pinpricks of light flashing on the surface far below as the Fleet commences orbital bombardment of the landing site.
[19:49] *** But there's also a large number of streaks of light rising UP through the atmosphere TOWARDS the Fleet!!!
[19:50] * Kagami Hiiragi and Architect are on the bridge of their ship, monitoring the progress of the planetstrike.
[19:50] <Kagami Hiiragi> Sensors are picking up multiple projectiles rising from Vulpesmunda's surface towards us, ma'am.
[19:51] <Hellesponte AI> Kumiho missiles.
[19:52] <Hellesponte AI> According to military intelligence, they'll be random and light.
[19:53] <Hellesponte AI> Drop status?
[19:53] <Architect> Drop status is at 35% at this point.
[19:54] * Kagami Hiiragi watches her readouts nervously. The projected flight paths of the missiles rising towards the Fleet are displayed and some of them appear to come quite close.
[19:54] <Hellesponte AI> Steady as she goes.
[19:55] *** Meanwhile, the undersides of the dropships start to burn bright orange as they force their way deeper and deeper into the atmosphere. What looks like a meteor shower is lighting up the night sky of Vulpesmunda!!
[19:56] *** Inside, the T-Dolls are all shaking and rocking violently inside their chairs.
[19:58] *** Back in low-orbit, one of the smaller ships (an Abh Gel-class destroyer) is suddenly engulfed by a HUGE explosion as a Kumiho missile changes course and strikes it directly!!
[19:58] <Hellesponte AI> This isn't random or light. Someone made a mistake.
[19:59] <Architect> That's it. All of our troops have been deployed.
[20:01] *** In the distance they see ANOTHER ship (a Sword-class frigate) take a hit that blows out part of its amidships. The massive Imperial frigate starts to list to her starboard and collides with one of the Assault Transports.
[20:01] <Hellesponte AI> Someone made a BIG GODDAMM MISTAKE!! BREAK FOR HIGH ORBIT!!
[20:03] * Kagami Hiiragi quickly manipulates her controls, and the ship begins to slowly disengage. The engines roar in the distance as they begin a high-G burn, pushing the ship out of orbit and into a high-velocity climb away from the planet.
[20:04] * Kagami Hiiragi fires more attitude thrusters in order to try and engage in evasive action, but a blight flash engulfs the bridge as a Kumiho missile detonates a short distance away!
[20:05] *** Back on the planet, the dropships are completing their final approach and are firing braking thrusters as they prepare to touch down on the blasted plains beneath them.
[20:06] *** One of the dropships breaks apart as it's strafed along its whole length by a long blast of projectiles that tear through its armor and inflict tremendous damage. THE XENOKITS HAVE ANTI-AIRCRAFT WEAPONRY TOO?!?!?!
[20:07] *** WHISKEY-TANGO-FOXTROT!!!!!
[20:08] *** Finally, they land. The drop ramps slam down, and...
[20:10] *** The ENTIRETY of the G&K T-Doll Mercenary Company SWARM onto the battlefield!! The dropships behind firing off dozens of illumination rounds into the air, transforming the dark alien night into a strange false-dawn as the ground invasion begins.
[20:11] * The T-Dolls surge across the badlands (this part looks like it was probably shot on location on planet Moatoob) as more and more dropships land in the distance.
[20:13] <HK-416> Rocket teams! Get into position!!!!
[20:14] * HK-416 is leading everyone to the top of a rocky hill that's overlooking a barren, stone-strewn valley below.
[20:15] *** Throughout the valley there's motion from TENS OF THOUSANDS of Xenokits, as well as SEVERAL Titan-KIts that are carrying large cylindrical objects in their mouths.
[20:16] *** Bunches of semi-humanoid fox-kind (Kumihos) are waving lit torches and gesticulating wildly for the Titan-Kits to bring the objects into specific areas, then to set them down into very specific angles.
[20:18] *** Finally, the Xenokits are galloping and dashing around in huge circles, the Titan-Kits are holding everything steady, and the Kumihos are howling like crazy...then screaming something about NOOOOOOOKS as the cylindrical objects suddenly ignite and streak up into the sky on pillars of flame!!!
[20:23] * ~ The T-Dolls of the Heavy Ordnance Corps rush up! It's the girls of BGM-21, AT-4, and MK 153!
[20:23] <HK-416> NUKE THEM!
[20:24] *** The HOC girls quickly begin assembling their launchers, load rockets into their respective weapons, and take aim.
[20:24] <AT-4 leader> SET!
[20:24] <HK-416> FIRE!
[20:26] *** There are flashes of ignition, then three missiles STREAK away from the hilltop towards the interior of the valley. A moment later there are three distance explosions, then MASSIVE firestorms rage across the valley and a huge mushroom cloud starts to rise upwards!
[20:28] *** The blast wave roars over the top of the ridge, behind which all of the T-Dolls took cover. At it passes, HK-416 rushes to the top.
[20:28] <HK-416> FOLLOW ME!!!!!!!
[20:28] <Chibi-AnTil> O___O
[20:28] <Negev> Let's go!!!!
[20:29] *** Everyone SURGES forward, screaming every step of the way.
[20:29] <HK-416> LEFT FLANK!!
[20:30] <Sopmod-2> Split up! First squad, follow me! Second squad, take cover and hold!
[20:30] *** Everyone's rushing along, splitting up, and spreading out.
[20:31] * HK-416 skids to a halt as she sees....!!!!
[20:31] *** XENOKITS!!!!! Dozens of them suddenly emerge from numerous holes in the rock face.
[20:32] <Xenokits> >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
[20:32] <HK-416> FIRE!!!
[20:32] * HK-416 and everyone else hurriedly take up firing positions and start shooting!
[20:33] * Stunt-plushies by the dozens start to perish!!
[20:33] * HK-416 suddenly LURCHES back a few steps as a Xenokit CLAMPS onto her chest and settles in!!!
[20:33] <HK-416> :O
[20:33] <Xenokit> Hiiiiii!
[20:35] * HK-416 shrieks as something POPS inside her jacket and a gout of THICK BLOOD spews out underneath her clothes!!
[20:37] * HK-416 flails and wails as MORE Xenokits POUNCE onto her, cruelly paw-pattering on her and bouncing up and down on her. More of her clothing blows apart as MORE massive WOUNDS open up and blood explodes EVERYWHERE!!
[20:37] *** The T-Dolls fire continuously at the Xenokits, but more and more just keep coming and swarm ALL OVER HK-416!!!
[20:38] <Xenokit #1> Yummy!!
[20:38] <Xenokit #2> Prego sauce! Roasted garlic and herb!!
[20:41] * Tyoe-63 points straight ahead!
[20:42] <Tyoe-63> HERE THEY COME!!
[20:42] <Type-63> ^
[20:42] * Type-63 is pointing ahead as THOUSANDS more Xenokits start to surge across the valley towards them all. No...not "surge".
[20:43] *** The Kits are officially SWARMING!!!!!!!!!!
[20:43] <Negev> Soppo, what are we doing?
[20:43] <Sopmod-2> D:
[20:44] <Sopmod-2> Uhhhhhh, I don't know!
[20:44] <Sopmod-2> I DON'T KNOW!
[20:44] <Chibi-AnTil> >:[
[20:44] <Chibi-AnTil> GET 'EM !! GET 'EM ALL!!!!
[20:44] * Chibi-AnTil opens fire and starts to move forward!
[20:45] *** The rest of the T-Dolls start to follow his example and open fire!
[20:48] *** Hundreds more stunt-plushies start bursting and exploding among the Xenokits as they sprint towards the T-Dolls!
[20:49] * UMP-45 shakes Sopmod-2, who ISN'T firing. Soppo's not moving at all! SHE'S JUST STARING AT THE KITS AND SMILING!
[20:50] * Sopmod-2 suddenly snaps out of it and starts shooting.
[20:51] * UMP-45 rushes forward and goes full-auto with her weapon!
[20:51] <UMP-45> Come on! Come on! You want some!?
[20:51] * UMP-45 blasts a Xenokit out of the air!
[20:51] <UMP-45> Come on! I got something for all of you!
[20:51] <UMP-45> Git some!
[20:52] * UMP-45 blows away another Xenokit (stunt plushie).
[20:52] * UMP-45 looks down, startled!!!!
[20:53] <Littlest Forest Kit> :3
[20:53] * Littlest Forest Kit has clamped onto UMP-45's leg at the knee!!!!!
[20:53] <Littlest Forest Kit> Hiiiiiiiiii!
[20:53] * UMP-45 's leg suddenly BLOWS OPEN in a huge spray of BLOOD AND VISCERA!!!
[20:54] * UMP-45 goes down hard and Xenokits start to SWARM all over her!!!
[20:54] <Xenokit #1> What's she got?
[20:55] <Xenokit #2> Honey bbq! Yummy!
[20:55] <Chibi-AnTil> UMP-45!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!
[20:56] * UMP-45 is shrieking and flailing as the Xenokits pounce and bat at her. Her ARM comes off next!!!!
[20:56] <UMP-9> D:
[20:57] <UMP-9> LET'S GET OUT OF HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[20:57] * UMP-45 vanishes beneath a growing mound of Kits!!!
[20:57] <Xenokit #9> We gots her!
[20:58] <Xenokit #14> It's UMP-45!
[20:58] <Xenokit #117> Snuggletime with Friend!!!!
[20:58] * UMP-9 flees from the scene of the CARNAGE, pushing her way past other T-Dolls and runs across a relatively flat area.
[20:59] *** The ground COLLAPSES beneath her and she falls into a small underground tunnel. IT'S A XENOKIT WARREN!!!!
[20:59] <UMP-9> :O
[21:00] * UMP-9 looks over into the darkened recesses of the tunnel and sees...MULTIPLE PAIRS OF EYES REFLECTING THE LIGHT BACK AT HER!!
[21:00] <Xenokits> ::fox ::fox
[21:00] <Xenokits> :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3 :3
[21:02] * UMP-9 starts making of her trademark SCREAMS!!!! Remember, she IS the T-Doll Scream Queen for a reason.
[21:04] * UMP-9 tries to desperately climb back out of the tunnel, only pulling herself halfway out before she starts getting violently yanked back down. She flails, she struggles, gallons to BLOOD AND GORE erupt out from around her, and then she slowly gets pulled down out of sight
[21:05] *** Annnnnnnnd UMP-9 gives twin V-signs and makes a lewd face as she's pulled out of sight.
[21:06] <Chibi-AnTil> Fall back! FALL BACK!!!
[21:09] *** The T-Dolls start to pull back as more and more Xenokits join the SWARM!! As he reloads, Chibi-AnTil watches as AmRFB, Ribeyrolles, AK 5, K-2, and T-65 are "Engulfed by the Fluff"!!!
[21:10] *** Oh no! Bun-Girl NS2000 is getting pulled down and brutally pounced-and-bounced on TO DEATH!!!!!
[21:11] *** FG-42's shrieks of terror and pain are muffled to almost nothing by the Facehugger Kit clamped onto her head!!!!
[21:13] *** Galil, TAR-21, and AUG are all trying to run, but are brought down HARD by Xenokits clamping onto their backs and dragging them to the ground where they're quickly engulfed by the SWARM!!!!
[21:14] *** SV-98, Lee Enfield, M4A1, G-36, and SPAS-12 are all perched on top of a large boulder, firing away non-stop and trying to provide covering-fire as everyone else retreats.
[21:15] * Chibi-AnTil keeps shooting.
[21:15] * Negev grabs Chibi-AnTil's shoulder and shakes it.
[21:16] <Negev> It's a general retreat! Fall back to the dropships now!!!
[21:17] *** As the T-Dolls begin an all-out retreat, more NOOOOKS start firing up into the sky.
[21:18] * Chibi-AnTil is running alongside Sopmod-2 and Negev as everyone breaks into full-fledged runs. All around them they can heard more and more yips and howls of the Xenokits as they close in.
[21:19] * Chibi-AnTil watches as the Xenokits completely encircle and take down AK-47, SKS, and A-91!! SQUAD VODKA HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!!!!!!!
[21:21] *** They suddenly pass by Aya Shameimaru.
[21:21] * is giving a live report on the scene!
[21:21] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Aya Shameimaru is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[21:22] <Aya Shameimaru> We're just landed here on what troopers are calling Big V!
[21:22] <Aya Shameimaru> With the 1st T-Doll Mobile Infantry Regiment!
[21:23] <Aya Shameimaru> It's an ugly planet! A FLUFFY planet! A planet hostile to...
[21:23] * Aya Shameimaru turns to see....!!
[21:24] * Aya Shameimaru is attacked without warning by a Xenokit that CLAMPS onto her and WRAPS itself tightly around her neck!!!!!
[21:24] * , Negev, MDR, and G11 quickly rush to help her!!
[21:24] <Chibi-AnTil> ^
[21:25] * Chibi-AnTil and the others start shooting away at the dozens of other Xenokits swarming towards them!
[21:27] * MDR pulls out her smartphone and starts posing for selfies while Aya continues to flail and shriek!
[21:27] <MDR> :D
[21:31] * Aya Shameimaru 's, or rather, SEKIBANKI'S head suddenly EXPLODES off of her shoulders!!
[21:32] *** There's a truly EPIC spray of red and green chunky bits erupting like a VOLCANO from where her neck it. WOW, the squib load must have been overdone! Oh well, GO BIG OR GO HOME!
[21:33] *** The Kits SWARM onto the mess and start gobbling it up eagerly.
[21:33] <Xenokits> SALSAAAAAAAAA~!!!
[21:35] * MDR suddenly cries out as she's slammed to the ground and dragged away by Xenokits!!!
[21:36] *** OH GOD!! One of the Xenokits steals her smartphone!!!! THE HORROR!!!
[21:38] * MDR flails and shrieks as the Xenokits pour all over her, and Chibi-AnTil watches horrified as some of them bury their muzzles up underneath her coat...AND PULL OUT LENGTHS OF BLOOD-DRENCHED ENTRAILS!!!!! (which all strongly resemble sausage links)
[21:39] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Chibi-AnTil is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[21:39] <Chibi-AnTil> Get out of here now! Go-go-go-go!!
[21:39] <G11> Ah! AHHHH!
[21:39] * G11 gets taken down by a Facehugger Kit!!!!
[21:40] <Chibi-AnTil> G11 noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!
[21:40] * Chibi-AnTil opens fire non-stop as yet more and more Xenokits charge towards him!
[21:41] * Chibi-AnTil suddenly he goes down as a Xenokit bat at his leg. His thigh suddenly ERUPTS IN A GEYSER OF THICK "BLOOD"!!!! Oh wait, that's tomato sauce.
[21:42] <Chibi-AnTil> AHHHH! AHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! >___<;;
[21:43] * Chibi-AnTil keeps firing until his rifle is out of ammunition, then he flails around for a replacement weapon.
[21:45] *** SPAS-12 is lying on her back nearby, her eyes half-open, her tongue hanging out, and her body drenched with BLOOD...and several Xenokits lick-licking her face and neck.
[21:45] <Xenokit #44> Ooooooo, what she got?
[21:45] <Xenokit #188> Prego! Flavored with MEAT!! :D
[21:47] * Chibi-AnTil grabs SPAS-12's signature shotgun and starts blazing away with it, blowing apart Stunt-plushie after Stunt-plushie, bit it's not enough!
[21:47] *** There's too many! And they're closing in on him!
[21:49] <Xenokit> Yoo gonna get FLUFFY!!!
[21:49] <Chibi-AnTil> AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
[21:50] *** Fades to black.
[21:50] *** And with that let us PAUSE for the night since it's late. WE
[21:51] *** WE'll continue with more of the epic saga of Starship Floofers tomorrow evening at the regular time. I wanted to get started a bit earlier today partly to make up for yesterday AND to get through all of tonight's sequence.
[21:54] *** And good night everyone
[19:17] * ~ The projector starts to power up!
[19:20] *** The FedCom Network logo appears, along with somber and sorrowful music playing.
[19:23] *** The scene shows a rocky field strewn with slain Xenokits, then the camera turns to show HUNDREDS of torn and mangled T-Dolls laying all over the place, all of them drenched and splattered with BLOOD AND GORE (that looks suspiciously like a hundred hot dog condiment stands exploded near them and they all got caught in the shrapnel), and with expressions of pain and terror on their faces.
[19:23] <Caption> - 100000 DEAD IN ONE HOUR -
[19:24] <Announcer> Crisis for the Federation.
[19:25] <Announcer> Fleet officials admit they underestimated the Xenokit's defensive capabilities.
[19:26] *** The scene switches again to the Federation Assembly where Utsuho is looking around in confusion.
[19:26] <Announcer> Accepting responsibility for the Vulpesmunda Massacre, Governor-Militant Utsuho Reiuji resigns.
[19:27] *** There's an almighty THWAP as Utsuho is SMACKED across the face with a broom by Marisa Kirisame, As she staggers to the side, Utsuho is ganged up on by Reimu Hakurei and Sanae Kochiwa who ALSO have brooms and start getting Miko-Medieval on her bird-brained ass with them!
[19:28] <Announcer> Her successor, Governor-Militant Reisen Udongein Inaba outlines her new strategy.
[19:30] * Reisen Udongein Inaba steps up to the podium as the NEW Governor-Militant of the Federation!!!!
[19:31] <Reisen Udongein Inaba> To fight the Fluff, we must UNDERSTAND the Fluff. We cannot afford another Vulpesmunda!
[19:31] <Announcer> Would you like to know more?
[19:32] *** The scene switches again, showing images of various online forums going absolutely INSANE with posts by the thousands.
[19:32] <Announcer> Federal scientists and Citizens all over the Federation struggle to explain the intelligent military actions of the Xenokits.
[19:34] *** The scene is of a group of animated girls in an online virtual room arguing and bickering like crazy. HEY, WAIT A SECOND!!! Those at the VTubers of HOLOLIVE!!! Amelia Watson, Zentraya, Ironmouse, Gawr Gura...everyone's there!!
[19:35] *** And it's just a MESS of arguing until one voice cuts through it all like a SLEDGE HAMMER!!!
[19:35] <Mori Calliope> SHUT UUUPPPPP~!!!!
[19:37] <Mori Calliope> Maybe there IS something that none of us have never seen before now! A leadership caste. A hive-brain. A QUEEN!
[19:38] <Gawr Gura> Fluff Queens?! I find the idea of a Fluff like that offensive!
[19:39] <Veibae> ...I find the idea of a Fluff Queen arousing!
[19:40] *** The scene switches again, back to a view of space as the remnants of the Fleet slowly cruise back to the advance station. Almost EVERY ship of the Fleet is damaged to some degree, and quite a few look like they're barely holding together.
[19:42] * Kagami Hiiragi is still at the controls of her cruiser. Hellesponte AI looks around in concern. The ship took some moderate damage, but is otherwise spaceworthy...which is more than can be said about the rest of the fleet.
[19:44] *** The Caubh light cruiser maneuvers around several ships that have whole sections scorched and stripped away, and past another ship that's actively burning.
[19:45] <Hellesponte AI> GUARDIAN station, requesting permission to dock.
[19:46] <Station> Permission granted. Clearance granted for docking berth one-zero-nine-two. Welcome back.
[19:47] * ~ The voice on the other end of the radio sounds tired and a little scared. All around the periphery of the station's docking ring are HUNDREDS of heavily-damaged ships. All of them look like they were singed and burned by gigantic blowtorches.
[19:47] <Architect> D:
[19:47] <Architect> How could this have happened?!
[19:48] <Kagami Hiiragi> ...We thought we were smarter than the Fluffs.
[19:50] *** The scene switches to inside the station, where ALL of the T-Dolls are strewn all over the place. Many of them are "damaged" to various degrees, while some of them just look completely exhausted and shell-shocked.
[19:50] * P-38 is wailing like Usagi.
[19:51] * NTW-20 is slumped against a wall with her arm missing.
[19:52] * Steg-44 is on an operating table, thrashing and wailing as something underneath her shirt starts to writhe and bulge!!!!
[19:54] *** The medics trying to work on her flee for their lives as Steg-44's shirt EXPLODES open amidst a shower of what looks like ground beef and honey barbecue sauce and a BUNCH of tiny Xenokits suddenly start to crawl out!!!!
[19:55] *** A pair of Ghost Fox Space Marines suddenly appear and point at Steg-44's body.
[19:55] <Ghost Fox Astartes> - Brother. Get the flamer. -
[19:55] <Ghost Fox Astartes> - The HEAVY flamer! -
[19:58] *** Elsewhere, Mosin-Nagant and Makarov are sprawled on the ground, catatonic. Their big hats, however, suddenly shift and the baby Xenokits hiding inside look around at all of the confusion, then DASH off to hide.
[19:58] <Kagami Hiiragi> D:
[19:59] * Kagami Hiiragi is looking around at all of this pain and misery and looks like she's about ready to cry.
[20:00] * Kagami Hiiragi walks up to a large automated screen upon which are displayed the names and statuses of everyone that participated in the failed invasion.
[20:01] <Kagami Hiiragi> It's strange, there are almost no MIAs at all.
[20:01] * Architect is standing near Kagami. "The Fluffs don't take prisoners."
[20:02] <Kagami Hiiragi> ...
[20:02] * Kagami Hiiragi quickly walks up to a nearby keyboard and starts typing in a name.
[20:03] *** The name is quickly found. "AnTilZha Langister. Killed in action."
[20:03] <Kagami Hiiragi> D:
[20:03] <Kagami Hiiragi> Oh no..nonononono!
[20:03] * Kagami Hiiragi dashes away, crying.
[20:06] *** The scene switches again to an Intensive Care Ward, where a single person is floating suspended inside a Regen Tank. The slender young man is completely submerged and connected to what looks like a Scuba mask while several automated microsurgical limbs are working at a feverish pace over the large wound in his right thigh.
[20:07] *** The microsurgical mechadendrites are basically using a variant of 3D printing to reconstruct the leg using organic materials on a cellular level.
[20:07] * Sopmod-2 and Negev hurry up to the Regen Tank and start knocking and pounding on it with their hands.
[20:07] <Sopmod-2> Hey! HEY!
[20:08] <Negev> AnTIl!!!
[20:08] <Sopmod-2> Hey little buddy!! Wake up!
[20:09] * Chibi-AnTil opens his eyes and looks over weakly. HE SURVIVED!!!!
[20:10] * Sopmod-2 presses a printout page up to the side of the glass for Chibi-AnTil to see.
[20:10] <Sopmod-2> Hey look! YOU'RE DEAD!!!
[20:10] *** The printout is a Death Certificate for Chibi-AnTil!
[20:10] <Negev> Killed in action!
[20:11] * Negev and Sopmod-2 both laugh with relief.
[20:11] <Negev> Three days!
[20:11] <Sopmod-2> Three more days, that's what they're saying for you.
[20:11] <Sopmod-2> Then you'll be out, good as new.
[20:13] * Negev kisses the glass. "We're just glad you made it. See you later."
[20:13] <Chibi-AnTil> ^___^
[20:13] * Chibi-AnTil lays back and loses consciousness again.
[20:14] *** The scene switches again, showing ships of the Fleet approaching a new planet. Onboard, a fully-healed Chibi-AnTil is walking through the crowded corridors with Sopmod-2 and Negev.
[20:15] <Chibi-AnTil> So what have you heard about our new unit?
[20:15] <Negev> The Roughnecks killed more Fluffs than any other unit on Vulpesmunda.
[20:16] <Negev> Hell, they actually pushed back and held the perimeter while the evacuation occurred. They were one of the last units to retreat offworld.
[20:16] <Chibi-AnTil> Seriously?!
[20:16] <Sopmod-2> Yeah, well I heard that their commander is a real B[BLEEP]CH.
[20:19] *** The walk into a small cargo bay that's been converted into a barracks currently holding a bunch of T-Dolls.
[20:20] <Chibi-AnTil> Who's the Lance Corporal here?
[20:21] *** The sound of a sniper rifle being charged rings out behind AnTil.
[20:22] * Chibi-AnTil sees HER watching him closely
[20:22] <PSG-1> You want the job?
[20:23] <Chibi-AnTil> I wouldn't mind.
[20:23] <G-36> I WOULD.
[20:23] * G-36 walks up, wearing her usual maid outfit and Master Sergeant stripes. "Your transfer papers, please."
[20:24] * Chibi-AnTil holds out a bundle of papers. =^ ^=
[20:24] * G-36 collects orders from Negev and Sopmod-2 as well.
[20:24] <Negev> Where have you been besides Vulpesmunda?
[20:25] <G-36> The Outer Reaches, Eradenia, 4546-B...
[20:26] <Chibi-AnTil> ...I really wanted to go and see 4546-B.
[20:26] <PSG-1> Good luck.
[20:26] <PSG-1> It's "Fluffy" now.
[20:27] <Sopmod-2> So I hear your commander's a real B[BLEEP]CH...! :D
[20:27] *** G-36 PUNCHES Sopmod-2 the FUGOUT, sending her sprawling!!!
[20:28] <G-36> NO ONE talks that way about HER.
[20:28] <G-36> She saved MY life.
[20:28] <G-36c> And mine.
[20:28] <M4A1> And mine.
[20:29] <ST AR-15> Same here.
[20:30] <M-200> She saved me as well.
[20:30] <Sopmod-2> Sheesh...sounds like she's quite the Doll.
[20:31] * G-36 turns to face Chibi-AnTil. "Who do you think saved YOU, AnTilZha Langister?"
[20:31] <Chibi-AnTil> Huh? I never even told you my name...?
[20:31] <Cx4 Storm> STAND BY! ATTENTION ON DECK!!!!!
[20:33] *** Suddenly, the commander of the Roughnecks starts to enter the room.
[20:33] <Chibi-AnTil> Whaaaaaaaa...
[20:34] *** Miss Armalite has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:34] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Miss Armalite
[20:34] * Miss Armalite looks like... it can't be?!
[20:34] * Miss Armalite is now known as M16A1 (deepfake)
[20:36] * M16A1 (deepfake) stops to look at Chibi-AnTil and Negev, who IMMEDIATELY recognize her as well!
[20:36] <M16A1 (deepfake)> This is for you new people. I only have ONE rule.
[20:37] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Everyone fights. No one quits. You don't do your job, I'll shoot you myself.
[20:37] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Do you get me?
[20:38] <> WE GET YOU, MA'AM!!!!!!
[20:39] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Welcome to the Roughnecks.
[20:39] <~Everyone> HO!!!!
[20:39] <M16A1 (deepfake)> AT EASE. Listen up.
[20:40] <M16A1 (deepfake)> We've got a new Governor-Militant. And a new battle plan.
[20:41] <M16A1 (deepfake)> We're going to clean out the systems outlying Vulpesmunda one by one.
[20:41] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Tomorrow we begin the siege of planet Savraal. After the Fleet saturation bombards the planet, MI mops up.
[20:42] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Carry on!
[20:44] *** The next scene shows a rather barren and desert-like planet with grey skies and a dreary landscape. That's currently SWARMING with Xenokits.
[20:44] <Kumiho> - Why we have to work with YOU, Fluffies!? -
[20:45] <Xenokit #18> Because we get funtimes and yum-yums, and YOU not get blowed up by Imperial Guard! :D
[20:46] <Xenokit #22> Your NOOOOKS no work against them!
[20:46] <Xenokit #75> And you get to make movies!
[20:47] <Kumiho #150> - This IS funtime, though. Maybe we do cultural exchange after? -
[20:49] *** Suddenly, they all stop arguing as they hear something high up in the sky. FEDERATION FIGHTERS!!
[20:49] *** The Xenokits all SCAMPER for their warrens, with some of them starting to frantically burrow into the crusty soil directly beneath them!!
[20:51] *** The fighters start dropping bombs! A series of HUNDREDS of rapid-fire explosions start to radiate across the fields as high-explosive thermobaric submunition bomblets detonate, engulfing EVERYTHING in fiery fuel-air explosions!!!!
[20:52] *** After a short pause, dozens of T-Dolls start to emerge from the thick smoke left behind by the carpet-bombing and begin to slowly advance across the blasted fields.
[20:53] * ~ Hundreds of torn and scorched Stunt-plushies are scattered all over the place.
[20:53] * M16A1 (deepfake) surveys the scene.
[20:53] <M16A1 (deepfake)> All right. Spread out!
[20:54] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Fire teams! You locate a Fluff den...NUKE IT.
[20:54] <G-36> PSG-1, take Negev and AnTil with you. Put them through their paces.
[20:55] <PSG-1> Got it. Move out! Squad, we're going to that ridge.
[20:55] * Chibi-AnTil and Negev go along with PSG-1
[20:55] <G-36> Sopmod-2, you're with me!
[20:56] <Sopmod-2> Buuuut, I want to go with AnTil and Negev...
[20:56] <G-36> Shut up and follow me.
[20:58] *** Over the next few minutes it's mostly PSG-1, Negev, and Chibi-AnTil and a few other T-Dolls trudging across the rugged terrain, with other T-Dolls in the distance doing the same thing as they weave their ways around the rocks and Stunt-plushies.
[20:58] * ~ SUDDENLY...!!!!
[20:59] *** A pack of Xenokits burst out of hiding and attempt to pounce onto everyone!!
[20:59] * Chibi-AnTil opens fire!
[21:00] * Negev and PSG-1 join in, followed by everyone else as they LAY DOWN THE DAKKA on the Xenokits, brutally blasting apart...their stunt double Plushies...
[21:02] *** The last to go down is a Kumiho. It writhes on its back and flails as it's hit over and over and over again!!
[21:02] <Kumiho> @_____@
[21:04] * PSG-1 reloads and KEEPS FIRING. There's suddenly a PTOOMPF off-camera as a squib-load goes over, drenching PSG-1 with all kinds of sticky liquids...and YES, she's wearing THAT outfit too.
[21:05] <Negev> Hey! It's dead! You killed it!
[21:07] * PSG-1 looks down at herself. The greenish sludge that's covering the entire front of her body has already soaked through her skimpy outfit.
[21:08] <PSG-1> Ain't much to look at after you burn their fluff right off their bodies.
[21:08] <Chibi-AnTil> Fluff den. There.
[21:09] * Chibi-AnTil points at the entrance of a small cave dug into the side of a ridge a short distance away.
[21:09] *** Suddenly, XENOKITS!!! They start SWARMING out towards PSG-1!!!!
[21:10] <Xenokits> Guacamole~!!!!!!
[21:10] <PSG-1> :O
[21:11] <PSG-1> ANTIL! NUKE!
[21:11] * Chibi-AnTil grabs the missile launcher and wait for it to be loaded.
[21:11] * Negev quickly unpacks a missile from an armored case and loads it.
[21:11] <Negev> READY!
[21:11] * Chibi-AnTil FIRES!!
[21:13] *** The missile shoots towards the mouth of the Xenokit den, then DETONATES just inside its mouth, engulfing the area is a MASSIVE fireball that sends Chibi-AnTil, Negev, PSG-1, IDW, and G36c flying backwards off their feet!
[21:14] *** The Fluff Den is DESTROYED and hundreds of Stunt-plushies are reduced to flaming piles of fluff on the field!
[21:14] <Chibi-AnTil> @__@
[21:14] <Negev> Ow.
[21:15] <~> PSG-1, we're under heavy attack. Position M-4.
[21:16] <~> Get over here immediately!
[21:16] <PSG-1> MOVE!!!!
[21:17] *** AND PAUSE HERE FOR THE NIGHT SINCE IT'S LATE ON MY END. We'll continue with the next part tomorrow as usual.
[21:17] *** Until then, good night and I'm pleased that you all seem to be having fun with this.
[19:11] * ~ The projector starts to power up!
[19:14] *** We're back on the planet, and Chibi-AnTil, Negev, IDW, PSG-1, and G36c are all rushing across the fields towards a nearby valley where the REST of the Roughnecks are engaged in battle!
[19:15] <PSG-1> Go-go-go-go-go!!!!
[19:16] *** Dashing up to the top of a ridge, they get a better view of everything. The T-Dolls have gathered at the entrance of a Fluff Den and Fluffs by the HUNDREDS are swarming out!!!
[19:18] *** T-Dolls are positioned in front of and to one side of the entrance, laying down non-stop fire as the Fluffs keep coming and trying to pounce on them. Good god, there are so many!
[19:19] * Chibi-AnTil joins in alongside everyone else.
[19:19] <Sopmod-2> :D
[19:19] <Chibi-AnTil> You got a Fluff problem?
[19:20] <G36> Just stow it, trooper and start shooting!
[19:20] *** The ground a short distance behind everyone starts to push and bulge upwards. Something it burrowing up!!
[19:21] * Negev turns around and sees a large muzzle starting to push up from out of the soil!
[19:21] <Negev> TITAN KIT!!!!
[19:24] *** The T-Dolls all start to dash for cover as a HUUUUUUUUUUUGE Titan Kit emerges from the ground and shakes itself off.
[19:24] <Titan Kit> >:3
[19:24] <Sopmod-2> D:
[19:24] <Chibi-AnTil> QUICK! GET TO COVER!!
[19:25] <M16A1 (deepfake)> EVERYBODY MOVE!!
[19:25] *** The Titan Kit starts to dash towards them all, and pounces at G36!!!!
[19:26] <Titan Kit> >:D
[19:27] * G36 flails and wails as the Titan Kit's jaws clamp down on her! Everyone's favorite Combat Maid Doll vanishes a moment later down the throat of the Titan Kit!!!
[19:29] *** G36 has left #suburbansenshi3 (Poopy.)
[19:31] * Titan Kit looks around, batting at everyone within reach and sending Mk-48 and M-60 flying!
[19:31] * Chibi-AnTil reaches the top of a nearby boulder and hides as the Titan Kit moves close to him.
[19:31] <Chibi-AnTil> ...
[19:31] <Chibi-AnTil> !!!
[19:32] * Chibi-AnTil LEAPS onto the Titan Kit's back and grabs on!!
[19:32] <Titan Kit> <__<
[19:33] * Titan Kit starts trying to shake off Chibi-AnTil, ESPECIALLY when he starts stabbing through the fur and skin of its back with a combat knife!!!!
[19:33] <Titan Kit> >__<;;
[19:34] * M16A1 (deepfake) watches closely.
[19:36] *** The Titan Kit yelps a few times as it starts feeling the pain, then sends Chibi-AnTil flying off into a big patch of sandy ground! As it turns around to go after Chibi-AnTil, it suddenly stops....
[19:36] <~> P-TOOMPH!!!!!!
[19:38] *** The grenade that Chibi-AnTil managed to shove down underneath the Titan Kit's skin DETONATES, causing a MASSIVE chunk of the huge animal to explode messily! Gigantic amounts of BLOOD and GORE drench Chibi-AnTil and many other T-Dolls!!!
[19:39] *** ...Actually, it looks more like a BIG Stunt-plushie getting destroyed by a squib-charge. G36 ALSO suddenly appears on the ground next to the deceased Titan Kit's flank...absolutely COVERED with a sticky brown substance.
[19:40] *** ...that looks like she was dunked in a bathtub FULL of Jell-O pudding.
[19:41] <G36> X___X
[19:42] <ST AR-15> STAY DOWN, YOU SUCKER!!!
[19:42] <Chibi-AnTil> @___@
[19:42] * Chibi-AnTil looks up to see Negev, Sopmod-2, and M16A1 rushing over to him.
[19:42] <Negev> That was BEYOND insane!
[19:43] <Sopmod-2> You fragged the Fluff though! :D
[19:43] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Nice moves. Where'd you learn how to do that?
[19:44] <Chibi-AnTil> In school, ma'am. Remember? I was on the football team.
[19:45] <M16A1 (deepfake)> ...
[19:45] <M16A1 (deepfake)> AnTil? I need a lance corporal.
[19:45] <M16A1 (deepfake)> You're it until you're dead. Or until I find someone better.
[19:46] * M16A1 (deepfake) turns and hurries off to check on G36, who's begun wailing INSANELY at how AWFUL she feels now.
[19:46] <G36> I am NOT into vore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[19:47] <Chibi-AnTil> Uhhhh, thank you!
[19:47] <Negev> Way to go, AnTil!!!!
[19:48] <Chibi-AnTil> Hey, Soppo. I need a squad leader. You up for it again?
[19:48] <Sopmod-2> :/
[19:49] <Sopmod-2> No.
[19:49] <Sopmod-2> I blew it last time I had that role. I'm just here to fight.
[19:49] <Chibi-AnTil> How about you, Negev?
[19:50] <Negev> o__o
[19:50] <Negev> O__O
[19:50] <Negev> :D
[19:50] <Negev> Looks like I'm your girl, sir!
[19:50] *** They all group hug in celebration!
[19:51] *** The scene switches to a campground containing lots and LOTS of tents and other pre-fab structures. A few T-Dolls are struggling to bring up several large crates.
[19:52] * M16A1 (deepfake) smiles as the crates are all dropped near her.
[19:52] <M16A1 (deepfake)> LISTEN UP!!!
[19:52] <M16A1 (deepfake)> I EXPECT THE BEST, AND I GIVE THE BEST.
[19:53] * M16A1 (deepfake) opens one of the crates, revealing SEVERAL metal kegs!
[19:53] <M16A1 (deepfake)> HERE'S THE BEER!!!
[19:54] * M16A1 (deepfake) quickly opens up the other crates while the rest of the T-Dolls start clamoring and chattering in excitement at the sight of everything.
[19:54] <M16A1 (deepfake)> HERE'S THE FOOD!!
[19:54] *** Several of the crates are loaded down with lots of hit, fresh, fast food. It's all freshly-made HAMBURGERS from Five Guys!!!
[19:55] <M16A1 (deepfake)> AND HERE'S THE ENTERTAINMENT!
[19:58] * M16A1 (deepfake) opens the last crate, which contains a variety of cosmetic products (because T-Dolls DO care deeply about their appearances), new outfits, some sports gear for the "tomboys" of the group, and lots and LOTS of plushies to cuddle with!!
[19:59] *** The T-Dolls all CHEER and descend upon the crates, snatching up everything and finally letting loose a little!
[19:59] <M16A1 (deepfake)> HAVE FUN! THAT'S AN ORDER!
[19:59] <M16A1 (deepfake)> ^__\
[20:00] * Sopmod-2 finds an electric violin and starts playing it like a champ! :D
[20:01] * ~ Several of the other girls grab up the plushies and huggle away!
[20:01] * AK-12 tries on a fur hat, grinning as AN-94 giggles at her.
[20:02] *** Wait...that's no ordinary fur hat!!!!!! It's the elusive NAT-HAT!!!!!!!
[20:04] * AK-12 's eyes POP open suddenly, then she flops to the ground with a MASSIVE beatific smile on her face.
[20:08] * Chibi-AnTil is munching on one of those big fresh burgers when someone nudges him from the side.
[20:08] <PSG-1> ^___^
[20:08] * PSG-1 offers him a cup.
[20:08] <PSG-1> You frag Fluffs pretty good.
[20:08] <PSG-1> knew M16A1 before the war started.
[20:08] <PSG-1> What was she like?
[20:09] <Chibi-AnTil> Hmmmm...
[20:09] <Chibi-AnTil> ^___^
[20:09] <Chibi-AnTil> She was a teacher. Kind of like she knew it all. In fact, Negev was in her class too.
[20:10] <Chibi-AnTil> She was always pushing us pretty hard, trying to make us think about everything from various angles.
[20:10] <PSG-1> Well, she's not like that any more.
[20:11] <Chibi-AnTil> I guess that makes sense. I can't imagine what it was like for her after the T-Doll Paradise got destroyed.
[20:13] * Chibi-AnTil is suddenly grabbed from behind!!!
[20:13] <Negev> >:D
[20:14] <Negev> C'mon, let's get out of here, AnTil.
[20:15] <Negev> I think a certain Lance Corporal needs to get tucked in real nice!!!
[20:15] <Negev> >:D
[20:18] <Chibi-AnTil> Uhhhhh... O___o
[20:18] * M16A1 (deepfake) suddenly leaps on top of the crates.
[20:20] <AK-12> NOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo!!! >__<;;;
[20:21] * AK-12 is hugging the Nat-Hat to her chest and cradling little Natalia protectively!
[20:22] <Chibi-AnTil> Awwww, dang.
[20:23] <M16A1 (deepfake)> AnTil! PSG-1! G36! I need you all to meet with me now!
[20:23] <Chibi-AnTil> I'd better get going. See you later Negev.
[20:23] * Chibi-AnTil dashes off, leaving a VERY irate Negev sitting alone.
[20:24] <Negev> - Oh nononononononono!! Not when I was THIS CLOSE!!!!! -
[20:26] *** The scene switches to a new part of the planet, where the terrain is much more rocky and hilly. High, jagged cliffs and spires dominate the view, and all of the T-Dolls advance carefully through the high-walled ravines and box canyons.
[20:26] <M16A1 (deepfake)> >___>
[20:26] <M16A1 (deepfake)> <__<
[20:27] * M16A1 (deepfake) notices the occasional rocks that tumble down the sides of the slopes.
[20:27] <M16A1 (deepfake)> We are sooooooooo being followed.
[20:28] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Everyone. Stay alert and keep moving.
[20:28] * Chibi-AnTil takes out some rangefinder binoculars and starts looking around.
[20:32] * Chibi-AnTil glances over as one of the other T-Dolls nearby starts talking into the company vox-caster.
[20:33] <EM-2> Whiskey Outpost, do you copy?
[20:33] <EM-2> This is Armalite's Roughnecks on tac channel three. Come on, please.
[20:34] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Any contact with the special envoy?
[20:34] <EM-2> No, ma'am. I think the terrain's interfering with our signals.
[20:35] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Try going to higher ground.
[20:36] * EM-2 nods and starts running/climbing partway up the nearest slope.
[20:37] *** The camera pans out, revealing small packs of Xenokits laying low along the ridges, staying out of sight and low-crawling along!!!! Sneaky little devils!!
[20:37] <EM-2> Whiskey Outpost. Whiskey Outpost, this is Roughneck 2-0 on...
[20:37] <EM-2> :O
[20:38] * EM-2 FLAILS and WAILS as she's pounced on by a pair of big KUMIHOS, who immediately clamp down onto her arms with their jaws and begin to rapidly drag her up to the ridgeline!!
[20:39] <Chibi-AnTil> Crap!!!
[20:41] *** Before anyone can do anything, EM-2 is dragged up to the top of the ridge by the two oversized Foxes.
[20:41] <Kumihos> >:D >:D
[20:42] *** The Kumihos press down on EM-2's back with their paws, pinning her down as dozens of Xenokits start to creep towards her.
[20:42] <Kumihos> >:D >:3 >:D >:3 >:D >:D >:D >:3
[20:42] <Xenokits > ^
[20:43] <Xenokits > Incoming snuggles~!!
[20:43] * M16A1 (deepfake) looks around quickly.
[20:44] <M16A1 (deepfake)> SVD!!! Give me your weapon!
[20:45] <SVD> What? As you wish, ma'am
[20:45] * SVD hands over her signature weapon to M16A1
[20:46] * M16A1 (deepfake) takes aim through the scope.
[20:47] * EM-2 is trying to drag herself away, but the Xenokits start to pounce on her!!
[20:48] *** One of the Xenokits steals her glasses!! Another starts to nibble and bat at her pointed ears!!!
[20:49] *** Another one steals her hairband!!! THE MALICIOUS FIENDS!!!!!
[20:49] * M16A1 (deepfake) takes aim...then FIRES!!!
[20:50] * EM-2 gets knocked backwards as twin squib-loads detonate, blowing out the front AND back of her blouse and jacket!
[20:50] <EM-2> ....
[20:50] <EM-2> ERK!! Blaaaaaaaaaaarg...
[20:51] * EM-2 flops to the ground in a spreading, chunky pool of GORE AND BLOOD, IT'S SO GORY!!!!!
[20:51] <Xenokits> OOOooooooooooooooo!!! Roasted chicken and herb sauce!!!!! Yummy!!!!
[20:52] *** The T-Dolls watch in dismay as EM-2 is soon COVERED with Xenokits.
[20:52] <M16A1 (deepfake)> >:[
[20:53] <M16A1 (deepfake)> I'd expect anyone in this unit to do the SAME for me.
[20:53] <M16A1 (deepfake)> ANTILZHA!!!
[20:53] <Chibi-AnTil> Yes, ma'am?
[20:54] <M16A1 (deepfake)> You're acting Sergeant now. Move the company out.
[20:59] <Chibi-AnTil> You heard her! Keep moving! Double-time!
[21:00] <Negev> - Yeah! That'll teach HER to make eyes on MY AnTil!!!! >:D -
[21:02] *** The final shot of EM-2 shows her laying on her back, twitching and shuddering with her tongue stuck out and her eyes rolled back as over two DOZEN little Forest Kits clamber all over her, lick-licking up the "blood" and batting playfully at her face and ears.
[21:10] *** Finally, the scene continues, with the T-Dolls emerging from the winding maze of canyons into a wide open box canyon. Ahead of them is a base consisting of a circular perimeter wall around a central structure.
[21:10] *** Wait, it's a central base in the middle of NOWHERE situated in a BOX CANYON.
[21:11] *** IS THIS BLOOD GULCH?!?!?
[21:14] * M16A1 (deepfake) waves everyone forward towards the front gate, which is WIDE OPEN.
[21:16] *** AND PAUSE HERE FOR NOW SINCE IT'S GOTTEN LATE ON MY END. We'll pick things up where we left off tomorrow.
[21:17] *** Good night and stay safe out there.
[19:32] * ~ The projector starts to power up!
[19:33] *** The scene resumes with Armalite's Roughnecks approaching the seemingly-abandoned fortification.
[19:34] * M16A1 (deepfake) motions for everyone to charge and enter the base.
[19:34] *** Everyone hurries forward, rushing in through the open main gate and into the silent place.
[19:34] <Sopmod-2> D:
[19:35] <Negev> :<
[19:35] <M16A1 (deepfake)> ...
[19:35] *** All around the open courtyard area are dozens of slain T-Dolls, with hundreds of dead Xenokits mixed among them.
[19:39] <@spiritflame> ATTENTION: Chibi-AnTil is already registered. Check your password or enter a new name.
[19:39] <Chibi-AnTil> >:(
[19:41] * Chibi-AnTil carefully moves around the mangled remains of several T-Dolls that look like they either exploded from within or were the unfortunate recipients of "mega-pounces" and were then set upon by ferocious "Mini-Kits".
[19:41] <PSG-1> Uuuggh, somebody really humped the bunk here.
[19:41] <M16A1 (deepfake)> PSG-1! G36! Secure this compound. Police up these bodies.
[19:45] <G36> I WANT T-DOLLS UP ON THOSE WALLS!!! HOC team above the gate! MGs to either side!!
[19:46] *** The HOC Team of QLZ-04 (automatic grenade launcher) rush up the ramp near the main gates and start assembling their belt-fed grenade launcher, while two pairs of MG girls hurry up ladders to the sentry towers.
[19:46] *** M-60 and DP-28 set up in one of the towers, while the two sisters, MG-42 and MG-34, set up in the other.
[19:47] <M16A1 (deepfake)> ANTIL!
[19:47] * Chibi-AnTil rushes up.
[19:48] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Get on the comms and call for an immediate retrieval. This place is Fluffy.
[19:49] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Get somebody inside the comm bunker and establish an uplink.
[19:49] <Chibi-AnTil> Negev, get started on that.
[19:49] <Negev> Got it.
[19:50] * Negev rushes off towards the small nearby pre-fab shed.
[19:50] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Command group with me!
[19:51] * M16A1 (deepfake) walks inside the main structure with AnTil, G36, PSG-1, and Sopmod-2 following close behind.
[19:51] <Sopmod-2> Awww crap! M16! Look at this!
[19:53] *** Everyone enters a fairly large room that had once housed several long tables and lots of chairs. It looks like it was a dining hall, but everything's now broken and strewn all over the place. There are more slain T-Dolls, and all of the dining trays are scattered around...but WHERE'S ALL THE FOOD?!
[19:54] <Sopmod-2> The Xenokits hit them when they were all having lunch!!
[19:55] <G36> What an unforgiveable mess!
[19:56] <PSG-1> Did they POOP on everything?!
[19:57] * Chibi-AnTil pokes at a huge PILE of spoiled food.
[19:59] <Chibi-AnTil> Ewwww, it looks like they were eating Impossible Burgers here. If I remember my xenos classes, all of those soy compounds and chemicals are actually sickening to them.
[19:59] <Sopmod-2> ...Why would ANY self-respecting T-Doll EVER eat something like that in the first place?
[20:00] <G36> Does Command truly think so poorly of us?!
[20:01] <PSG-1> So they gathered them all up and POOPED all over them? Sheesh. That's a little extreme...
[20:02] * M16A1 (deepfake) pushes aside a couple of tables and peers down into a sizeable hole that pierces the rockrete floor. Shining a light down into it, she sees that it goes down a short distance, then turns sharply and goes out of sight.
[20:02] <M16A1 (deepfake)> This is where they came in.
[20:03] <Negev> M16! I think you need to see this.
[20:04] * M16A1 (deepfake) hurries to the door and leaves the room. Everyone follows, with Chibi-AnTil pausing to look at one of the several slain Xenokit (stunt plushies) in the room.
[20:04] *** Odd. One of the dead Xenokits is larger than the others and has a distinct SILVER coat.
[20:08] * Chibi-AnTil rushes to catch up with the others, and enters a room containing a Master Vox-caster and tables loaded down with amplifiers, batteries, and additional tuning equipment.
[20:08] *** A slain T-Doll is slumped near the table, and M16A1 is examining her body closely.
[20:11] *** The T-Doll DOESN'T HAVE A HEAD!!!!!!!!
[20:11] <M16A1 (deepfake)> What's this look like to the rest of you?
[20:12] <G36> ...It looks like something yanked her head right off her shoulders.
[20:13] *** A metallic bang comes from one of the nearby storage lockers.
[20:13] *** Everyone rushes over to investigate it with guns drawn!
[20:14] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Open it up.
[20:14] *** The T-Dolls start to unlock the door, then it's suddenly pushed open from inside as someone lunges out and falls to the floor!!!
[20:15] *** It looks like a short, small-chested girl with thick blond hair wearing an odd red and black suit that VAGUELY resembles a Naval uniform. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaait...IS THAT???!!!!
[20:15] *** Admiral Hipper has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:15] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Admiral Hipper
[20:17] <Admiral Hipper> ARE THEY GONE?!
[20:17] <Chibi-AnTil> ADMIRAL ON DECK!!
[20:17] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Somebody pick up the Admiral.
[20:17] * Sopmod-2 and Negev help up Admiral Hipper.
[20:18] <Admiral Hipper> IS IT SAFE?! WE'VE GOTTA GET OUT OF HERE?!!
[20:18] <M16A1 (deepfake)> ADMIRAL!!!
[20:18] <M16A1 (deepfake)> ...
[20:19] <Admiral Hipper> Danke Gott for you! All of you! You're all going to be heroes!
[20:19] * Admiral Hipper starts hugging EVERYONE!! Especially Chibi-AnTil (much to Negev's displeasure).
[20:20] <Admiral Hipper> I had to evade capture. The security of the Federation was at stake.
[20:21] * Admiral Hipper FLINCHES worse than Renpha after a bad night at Fazbear's Pizzaria when a sudden explosion rings out. That Fox Tunnel has now been sealed via the generous and extensive use of high explosives.
[20:21] <Admiral Hipper> ...I have operational knowledge of what we're up to out here!
[20:23] *** Negev is over at the comm-system, attempting to contact the Fleet.
[20:23] * Admiral Hipper points at the slain T-Doll!
[20:23] <Admiral Hipper> SEE!!
[20:23] <Admiral Hipper> They TAKE your mind, then they get INSIDE your mind.
[20:27] * Admiral Hipper shows everyone the service picture of the T-Doll in question
[20:27] <Admiral Hipper> It was SPR-A3G that put out that distress call!
[20:29] <Admiral Hipper> They made her do things. They made her call headquarters.
[20:29] <Chibi-AnTil> The distress call was a trap?
[20:30] <Admiral Hipper> They're just like us! Sneakier even! I think she was a Xenokit in disguise!
[20:30] <Admiral Hipper> Hiding in plain sight!
[20:30] <Admiral Hipper> Divide and conquer!
[20:30] <Admiral Hipper> The Fluffy Enemy Within!
[20:31] <Admiral Hipper> MEIN GOTT!!!! WE'RE GONNA DIE!! DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?!?!
[20:32] *** Meanwhile, orders are given and the Roughnecks start to gather up all of the ammunition they can find.
[20:32] <M16A1 (deepfake)> ADMIRAL!
[20:32] * M16A1 (deepfake) PUNCHES out Admiral Hipper, sending her tumbling to the ground.
[20:32] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Control yourself.
[20:33] <Admiral Hipper> I can't! I can't!
[20:33] *** Wow, she is REALLY channeling her inner "Renpha Astalion having a Bad Night" right now!!
[20:34] <Admiral Hipper> I wish you'd just shot me!
[20:34] <Admiral Hipper> ^shoot
[20:34] * M16A1 (deepfake) calmly gets out her rifle and takes aim.
[20:34] * Chibi-AnTil quickly pushes down M16A1's barrel! "She's just out of her mind, ma'am!"
[20:35] *** SUDDENLY~!!!
[20:36] <DP-28> FLUFFS!!!! FLUFFS INCOMING!!!
[20:37] <M16A1 (deepfake)> FORM IT ALL UP!!!
[20:37] <M16A1 (deepfake)> Come on, you Dolls!!! YOU WANNA LIVE FOREVER?!?!?!?!
[20:38] * Chibi-AnTil runs to the top of the defensive walls and peers out over the top of the battlements.
[20:39] *** Oohhhhhhh damn...the box canyon's floor is now SEETHING with Xenokits!! A massive SWARM is assembling at the far side, with hundreds surging out of the other gullies and passages.
[20:40] *** THOUSANDS of Kits are assembling and advancing steadily, keeping in close formation as they cross the canyon's floor.
[20:41] * Chibi-AnTil and the rest of the T-Dolls gather at the top of the walls, and almost as one they LEVEL their guns at the approaching horde.
[20:42] <M16A1 (deepfake)> FIRE AT WILL!
[20:44] *** The QLZ-04 team starts firing, laying down a steady THOOMP-THOOMP-THOOMP of fragmentation grenades into the midst of the swarm, sending mangled Stunt-plushies madly spinning high into the air!
[20:44] *** The MG Dolls in the towers lay down constant full-auto barrages, sending Stunt-plushies flying backwards like they were being swatted with golf clubs!
[20:45] *** The rest of the T-Dolls keep blasting away, sending savaged Stunt-plushies staggering and sliding to the silty sand, slain.
[20:47] * M16A1 (deepfake) and Sopmod-2 are the first T-Dolls who start leaning over the battlements as the first of the Xenokits makes it to the base of the walls!!!!
[20:48] *** The Xenokits start trying to climb the walls, in many cases using live and slain Xenokits to form fuzzy ramps to get close to the top!!
[20:48] * M16A1 (deepfake) sees new movement towards the rear of the Swarm.
[20:49] <M16A1 (deepfake)> IMCOMING KUMIHOS!!!
[20:50] *** The larger, nastier North Korean versions of the Xenokits are galloping towards the walls down, having let the first wave weather the worst of the T-Doll's fire. They charge, leap high into the air, then...FLIP OVER IN MID-AIR?! What the...wait, what are those things they FLUNG towards the walls???!?!
[20:51] * PM-9 is suddenly knocked backwards as something warm and FLUFFY strikes her across the forehead.
[20:51] <PM-9> O___O
[20:51] <Xenokit> Umu!! >:3
[20:52] * Xenokit CLAMPS across PM-9's face! FACEHUGGER KIT!!! She immediately starts spasming and collapses backwards off the parapet!!
[20:53] * Carcano M91/38 is knocked off her feet by the impact of a Facehugger Kit clamping onto her!!
[20:54] *** More Facehugger Kits are being hurled up and over the walls now!!!
[20:54] <Admiral Hipper> D:
[20:54] <Admiral Hipper> Uhhhhh~!
[20:55] * Chibi-AnTil and Sopmod-2 concentrate fire and try to gun down the scampering Facehugger Kits before they can bring down anyone else!
[20:56] <Admiral Hipper> Aaaaahhhh~!!!
[20:56] * Admiral Hipper is starting to freak out.
[20:58] *** A Kumiho manages to land on the parapet and PAWSMACKS Super-Shorty right off the wall, over the side, and RIGHT TO HER DOOM AS SHE FALLS INTO THE WAITING HORDE OF XENOKITS!!!
[20:59] <Super-Shorty> Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!
[20:59] *** Super-Shorty has left #suburbansenshi3 (Lost to the FLOOF!!)
[21:00] *** The Kumiho then POUNCES high into the air and DIVES towards Admiral Hipper!!!
[21:00] * Admiral Hipper officially LOOSES HER S[BLEEP]T!
[21:02] * Chibi-AnTil opens fire, blasting the Kumiho multiple times across the back, killing it in a spray of red liquid that looks SUSPICIOUSLY like V-8 Juice.
[21:04] * Admiral Hipper looks up just in time to see the slain Kumiho CRASH into her, slamming her HARD and causing HUGE EXPLOSIONS OF GORE AND BLOOD to explode in all directions from her body!!! As she lays twitching and flailing feebly, several of the little Xenokits that made it inside scramble towards her and quickly clamp onto her, nibbling away at her supple, RAW flesh!!
[21:04] <Sopmod-2> ...Did we just accidentally frag the Admiral?
[21:05] <Sopmod-2> :D
[21:05] <Chibi-AnTil> >__<;
[21:05] <M16A1 (deepfake)> ANTIL!! WHERE'S MY COMMUNICATIONS?!
[21:06] <Chibi-AnTil> Investigating now!!
[21:06] * Chibi-AnTil hurries towards the comm room, while the rest of the T-Dolls keep fighting.
[21:06] *** The Xenokits are at the walls now, and have begun paw-pattering at it, eager to make it inside.
[21:07] * Chibi-AnTil rushes up to Negev at the Vox-link.
[21:07] <Negev> Battlegroup, this is Roughneck 2-0. We are under heavy attack, requesting IMMEDIATE extraction.
[21:08] <~> This is Hecto-Commander Hellesponte, go ahead.
[21:09] * Chibi-AnTil takes the transmitter from Negev. "We're under a massed ambush. The Fluffs set a trap, we need retrieval now."
[21:09] <~> We heard Savraal was cleared.
[21:10] <Chibi-AnTil> The whole place is Fluffy!!
[21:10] <~> What's your position?
[21:10] <Chibi-AnTil> Come down on this transmission.
[21:10] <~> Inside the outpost? That's crazy!
[21:10] <Chibi-AnTil> Then I hope you've got a crazy pilot.
[21:12] *** Back outside, the Xenokits have been joined by yet MORE. The Swarm numbers in the TENS of thousands now!!!
[21:13] *** The Kumihos scramble up the Xenokit-made ramps and start to viciously attack the T-Dolls!!
[21:14] * M16A1 (deepfake) and Sopmod-2 bravely hold their ground, firing non-stop at the Kumiho in front of them, blasting it over and over until it falls off the wall.
[21:15] *** Oh damn!! Some of the smaller Xenokits are starting to get inside too! Spitfire is ganged up on and SEVERAL Xenokits clamp onto her!!
[21:16] <Spitfire> Ooooooh noooooooooooo~!
[21:17] * Spitfire flailts wildly and falls against the battlements, where several more Xenokits bite onto her cloths with their teeth and PULL her over the side!!
[21:17] <Xenokits> Gotcha!
[21:18] *** Spitfire has left #suburbansenshi3 (Lost to the FLOOF!)
[21:18] <Chibi-AnTil> M16!!! Extraction is on its way!!!
[21:19] <M16A1 (deepfake)> FALL BACK INTO THE COMPOUND!!! FALL BACK NOW!!!
[21:21] *** All of the T-Dolls start scrambling away from the walls, abandoning them to the Fluffs.
[21:21] *** TMP isn't able to move fast enough and gets pulled over the side!!
[21:22] <TMP> EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! XO
[21:23] * TMP lands among the thick swarm of fuzzy bodies below and is almost IMMEDIATELY engulfed.
[21:24] * AR-70 tries to jump down off the parapet, but a Xenokit CLAMPS onto her back. Part of her back immediately BURSTS OPEN beneath the Xenokit's paws, drenching it and AR-70's whole back with chunky GORE!!
[21:24] <AR-70> X__x
[21:25] <Xenokit #551> More yum-yum sauce?
[21:25] <Xenokit #1189> Roast chicken and herb!!!!
[21:26] * Chibi-AnTil and Negev join everyone as they gather in one large group with the first rank dropping to their knees as the rest stand behind them.
[21:26] <M16A1 (deepfake)> HOLD HERE!!! EVERYTHING YOU'VE GOT!!!
[21:28] *** The music starts, and the T-Dolls begin a massed-fire Last Stand as more and more Xenokits swarm over the walls and POUR into the outpost.
[21:29] *** The T-Dolls rake their fire back and forth, overlapping as needed, barely holding back the Swarm despite THOUSANDS of Stunt-plushies perishing!
[21:29] <PSG-1> Running low!!
[21:29] <Negev> I'm out!!
[21:30] * Chibi-AnTil tosses Negev one of his spare magazines. "Here! Make it count!"
[21:32] *** MG3 is dragged to the ground by a bullet-riddled Kumiho and pounded on a few times before it falls and stays down. MG-3 is howling and wailing from the damage she's taken, but gets quickly set upon by over a dozen Xenokits that pounce on her and finish her off!!
[21:33] * Chibi-AnTil looks up as a shadow falls upon them...
[21:33] *** A Manta-class assault shuttle is quickly descending towards the outpost!!
[21:33] <M16A1 (deepfake)> GIVE THEM COVERING FIRE!!! FALL BACK!!!!
[21:35] *** Burst cannons on the sides of the shuttle start firing, cutting down yet more Xenokits and pushing them back for a few seconds as the craft touches down.
[21:36] *** The loading ramps drop and another squad of soldiers rush out to reinforce the T-Dolls!
[21:36] *** Architect has joined #suburbansenshi3
[21:36] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Architect
[21:36] <Architect> MOVE!! MOVE!!!
[21:36] * Architect takes aim and starts firing too as the T-Dolls start to hurry onboard.
[21:39] *** We'll continue where we left off tonight at the same time tomorrow, with the thrilling conclusion of the Outpost Battle and setting up for the Final Battle of "Starship Floofers"!
[19:06] * ~ The projector starts to power up!
[19:09] *** The movie reverses a little and starts at the point where the evacuation shuttle arrives and hovers overhead, firing at the Fluffs.
[19:10] <M16A1 (deepfake)> GIVE THEM COVERING FIRE!! FALL BACK!!
[19:11] *** Burst cannons on the sides of the shuttle start firing, cutting down yet more Xenokits and pushing them back for a few seconds as the craft touches down.
[19:12] *** The loading ramps drop and another squad of soldiers rush out to reinforce the T-Dolls!
[19:12] *** Architect has joined #suburbansenshi3
[19:12] <@spiritflame> konbanwa Architect
[19:12] <Architect> MOVE!! MOVE!!
[19:14] * Architect takes aim and starts firing too as the T-Dolls start to hurry onboard.
[19:14] <M16A1 (deepfake)> FALL BACK TO THE SHUTTLE!! MOVE YOUR ASSES!!!
[19:15] *** Suddenly, the ground directly beneath M16A1 starts to shudder and rumble as a huge amount of dirt underneath the floor panels gets pushed upwards.
[19:16] *** The panels suddenly collapse, dropping M16A1, AK-12, and AN-94 into a hollowed-out pit underneath!!
[19:17] *** AK-12 and AN-94 are quickly pulled out, but M16A1 is partially buried beneath the loose soil!!
[19:17] <M16A1 (deepfake)> >:O
[19:17] * M16A1 (deepfake) starts SHOOTING into the ground as she kicks wildly to extract herself.
[19:18] <Chibi-AnTil> Oh no!! Get her out!!
[19:18] <Sopmod-2> D:
[19:18] * M16A1 (deepfake) starts screaming as something BITES her! Then AGAIN! And AGAIN!!
[19:19] * M16A1 (deepfake) starts being thrashed around as something beneath the sand chomps down on her legs and starts to shake her!
[19:19] * Chibi-AnTil and Sopmod-2 grab M16A1's arms and PULL!!!!
[19:20] *** After a whole second, they finally yank M16A1 free, but...both of M16A1's legs have been gruesomely bitten off right at her hips.
[19:21] <Sopmod-2> D:
[19:21] <M16A1 (deepfake)> AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH~!!!!!!!!!!
[19:21] * M16A1 (deepfake) lashes out and GRABS Chibi-AnTil by the collar and pulls him in close.
[19:22] <M16A1 (deepfake)> - ANTIL!!!! -
[19:22] <M16A1 (deepfake)> - YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!! -
[19:22] <Chibi-AnTil> D:
[19:22] <Chibi-AnTil> ....
[19:22] <Chibi-AnTil> YES MA'AM!!!!!!!
[19:23] * Chibi-AnTil grabs his rifle and takes aim at M16A1. T___T
[19:23] <M16A1 (deepfake)> - DO IT, ANTIL!!!! -
[19:24] * Chibi-AnTil SHOOTS M16A1 through the chest. She winces and thrashes for a second, then goes silent and still.
[19:24] *** M16A1 (deepfake) has left #suburbansenshi3 ("Signal lost")
[19:25] *** Suddenly, soil is thrown high into the air as whatever burrowed up and attacked emerges.
[19:25] <Titan Kit> >:3
[19:26] *** The Titan Kit's muzzle is stained with T-Doll "Blood"! THIS THING IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ATTACKING M16A1!!!!!!!!!!
[19:26] <Negev> D:<
[19:27] * Negev pulls out a grenade and charges it.
[19:27] <Titan Kit> Prepare for Poopy!!!
[19:27] * Titan Kit opens its mouth wide and moves forward.
[19:28] * Negev THROWS the grenade, striking the Titan Kit directly at the back of its maw, causing it to reflexively snap its mouth shut and swallow.
[19:28] <Titan Kit> O___o
[19:29] * Titan Kit 's head suddenly EXPLODES as the grenade goes off, showering EVERYTHING with copious amounts of what looks like maple syrup and red food coloring.
[19:30] <Negev> :D
[19:30] <Negev> DID YOU SEE THAT, ANTIL??!! :D
[19:31] * Negev turns to see Chibi-AnTil rushing towards him, shouting something.
[19:31] <Negev> Huh?
[19:31] * Negev suddenly PITCHES forward as a Kumiho tackles her from behind!!!
[19:32] <Negev> XO
[19:33] * Negev gets slammed hard to the ground, crying out as the Kumiho starts paw-slapping her, blasting open her back with repeated paw-strikes that shower her with pureed-tomato-like gore!!!
[19:35] * Chibi-AnTil and Sopmod-2 concentrate fire, blasting at the Kumiho as it tries to drag away Negev to the Xenokits. After a few seconds of non-stop shooting, they send it slamming to the ground.
[19:35] * Chibi-AnTil rushes up to Negev, who's now barely hanging on.
[19:37] * Negev now has several Xenokits clamped onto her, lick-licking at the GORE on her body...and one's trying to clamp onto her FACE!!!!
[19:37] <Chibi-AnTil> SOPPO!! HELP ME!!
[19:38] * Sopmod-2 helps Chibi-AnTil pull off the Xenokits. One of them is dug in really tight onto her stomach!
[19:38] <Xenokit> Nooooooooooooooo! You no want take me off! :<
[19:39] <Sopmod-2> OFF YOU GO, YA LITTLE BUGGER!!!
[19:40] * Sopmod-2 PULLS off the Xenokit...which drags out a BIG length of sausage links from out of Negev's coat, as well as an EXPLOSION of BBQ-sauce-like blood and viscera!!!!
[19:40] <Sopmod-2> ...
[19:40] <Negev> @___@
[19:40] <Xenokit> Told you. >:[
[19:41] <Chibi-AnTil> GET HER ONBOARD! HURRY!!!
[19:42] <Architect> WE'RE LIFTING OFF!!
[19:42] * Architect looks around, STILL hearing non-stop automatic fire coming from somewhere!
[19:43] *** Oh wow, MG-42 and MG-34 are STILL in the tower! They stayed up there and continued to hold off as many of the Xenokits as they could while everyone was retreating to the shuttle.
[19:44] <Architect> YOU TWO! LET'S GO!!
[19:44] <MG-42> <__<
[19:44] <MG-34> >__>
[19:45] * MG-34 and MG-42 nod to each other, drop their weapons, and rapidly slide/drop down the ladder.
[19:45] *** Once they hit the ground, they sprint towards the waiting shuttle.
[19:46] *** The main gates are smashed down, and Xenokits POUR into the outpost!
[19:46] <Architect> GO! GO! HURRY!!
[19:47] * MG-34 and MG-42 suddenly both SHRIEK as they're pounced upon by DOZENS of Xenokits. They fall, hitting the ground hard and flail wildly as more and more Xenokits swarm onto them.
[19:48] *** In just a few seconds, they're completely covered by ravenous(ly playful) Xenokits that start nibbling and bouncing on them.
[19:49] <Architect> D:
[19:49] * Architect gets inside and seals the hatch.
[19:50] *** The shuttle takes off, leaving the outpost behind as more and more Xenokits swarm inside, soon covering the ENTIRE structure with coppery-orange Fluffs.
[19:52] * Architect turns around to look at all of the T-Dolls now onboard. She stiffens a little as she sees...
[19:53] * Negev does NOT look good, and Chibi-AnTil is beside her, trying to stop the quarts-worth of "blood" that's pouring out of her injuries every few seconds. Yes, it's making a GIGANTIC mess all over the place.
[19:54] <Negev> - AnTil, I'm dying...dying... -
[19:54] <Chibi-AnTil> No, you're not! T___T
[19:56] * Negev suddenly starts thrashing wildly, with more and MORE "Blood" squirting out of her in all directions...then she falls silent.
[19:58] <Chibi-AnTil> TT___TT
[19:58] <Architect> ...
[19:58] * Architect just goes up to the main c[BLEEP]kpit and sits down in the co-pilot's seat.
[19:59] * Kagami Hiiragi is piloting! It turns out SHE was the Crazy Pilot!
[19:59] <Architect> I think you should know...your friend AnTilZha is back there.
[20:00] <Architect> He's alive, but your other friend isn't.
[20:00] <Kagami Hiiragi> O__O
[20:00] * Chibi-AnTil storms up into the c[BLEEP]kpit.
[20:01] <Chibi-AnTil> Get on the comm and tell the Fleet to begin orbital bombardment!!
[20:01] <Architect> On whose authority, Corporal?
[20:02] <Chibi-AnTil> That would be mine, Ensign. I assumed command of the mission after M16A1 died.
[20:02] <Kagami Hiiragi> Miss Armalite too?!?!
[20:02] <Architect> ...
[20:03] * Architect gets on the radio. "Hecto-Commander Hellesponte, we have an official request by the command of Armalite's Roughnecks for orbital bombardment.
[20:04] * Chibi-AnTil looks over and sees Kagami looking back at him with a shocked and hurt expression.
[20:04] <Kagami Hiiragi> I thought you were dead. The reports all said you died on Vulpesmunda.
[20:05] <Chibi-AnTil> I didn't, but a lot of other T-Dolls now are.
[20:05] <~> Negative on request for bombardment. Governor-Militant Udongein has other plans for planet Savraal.
[20:06] <~> Welcome back, Corporal Langister.
[20:06] <Chibi-AnTil> >:(
[20:06] <Chibi-AnTil> T-Dolls do the dying. Fleet just does the flying.
[20:07] <Kagami Hiiragi> Wait.
[20:07] * Kagami Hiiragi calls up the sensor data and displays it. Their ship is heading towards a large flotilla of Federation ships, and the ships are the BIG ONES too.
[20:10] *** You recognized the distinct silhouettes of full-sized Cruisers from the Imperium. Three of them. That means it's the Rebellious Command, the Tyrannix, and the Defender of Cadia. And you know WHO is onboard that LAST ship, don't you.
[20:13] *** Over the background radio chatter you can DEFINITELY make out the sound of a girl chanting and preaching proudly about the God-Emperor of Man, the glory of the Federation, and the Governor-Militant-sama!
[20:13] <Kagami Hiiragi> The Fleet's mobilized for a major operation. Something big's about to happen.
[20:15] *** The scene switches to the shuttle making its way back to a certain Caubh-class light cruiser, then switches again to the interior, where the entirety of the Roughnecks are in uniform, all cleaned up, and standing at attention.
[20:16] <~> ATTENTION ON DECK!
[20:16] * Chibi-AnTil approaches, now wearing a dress uniform as well.
[20:17] *** In front of everyone are a pair of coffins. Both coffins are covered with the flags of the Federation. One of the coffins is marked "Negev".
[20:17] *** The other is marked "M16A1".
[20:18] <Chibi-AnTil> Once, someone asked me if I knew the difference between a citizen and a civilian. I can tell you now.
[20:19] <Chibi-AnTil> A citizen has the courage to make the safety of the human race their personal responsibility.
[20:19] <Chibi-AnTil> ...Negev was my friend.
[20:19] <Chibi-AnTil> M16A1 was my teacher.
[20:20] <Chibi-AnTil> They were both soldiers. But more than that...they were citizens of the Federation.
[20:20] * Chibi-AnTil suddenly turns to the coffins.
[20:21] <Chibi-AnTil> PREEE-SENT. ARMS
[20:21] *** Everyone salutes.
[20:23] *** The coffins start rolling forward towards a pair of open launchers in the wall. As they're loaded inside, some T-Dolls reach out and pull the flags off so they aren't loaded inside. Then the doors of the launchers close.
[20:23] <Chibi-AnTil> ORDER ARMS!!
[20:23] <Chibi-AnTil> LEFT FACE!!
[20:24] *** Everyone stops saluting and turns to face the wall. A moment later, there's a faint CRUMP as the launchers fire, jettisoning both coffins into space.
[20:25] <Chibi-AnTil> ...
[20:25] * Chibi-AnTil notices a door open into the room and several black-clad T-Dolls march inside.
[20:25] <Chibi-AnTil> Officer on deck!!!
[20:26] *** RO-635 has joined #suburbansenshi3
[20:26] <@spiritflame> konbanwa RO-635
[20:26] <RO-635> Carry on.
[20:26] <Chibi-AnTil> Burial detail...dismissed.
[20:27] *** All of the Roughnecks march out of the room, leaving Chibi-AnTil alone in the room with RO-635 and Kagami Hiiragi, who also arrived with RO.
[20:27] <RO-635> At ease, both of you.
[20:28] <Chibi-AnTil> How are you, RO? It's been so long.
[20:28] <RO-635> I wish it could be under better circumstances.
[20:29] <RO-635> AnTil, I'm sorry it was YOUR unit that got assigned to this. That mission had a very low survival probability.
[20:29] <Chibi-AnTil> The Kits laid a trap for us, didn't they?
[20:30] * RO-635 nods. "Elegant proof of intelligence, isn't it?"
[20:30] <RO-635> We thought there might be a Queen Fluff on Savraal.
[20:30] <Kagami Hiiragi> You knew and you sent them anyway?
[20:32] <RO-635> We couldn't afford to launch an operation of this magnitude if there wasn't one.
[20:32] <Kagami Hiiragi> D:<
[20:32] <RO-635> You don't approve? Well too bad! We're in this for everyone, boys and girls. It's simple numbers.
[20:33] <RO-635> The Fluffs have MORE. And every day I have to make decisions that send thousands of T-Dolls to their deaths.
[20:34] <Chibi-AnTil> Didn't they tell you, RO? That's what the Mobile Infantry is good for.
[20:34] <RO-635> Well I hope you're ready for more. We're going back to Savraal to capture that Queen.
[20:35] <Chibi-AnTil> The Roughnecks are always ready!
[20:35] * RO-635 starts to walk away, but stops.
[20:35] <RO-635> I hear they need a new Captain. Do you want the job?
[20:35] <Chibi-AnTil> I'll take it. Until I get killed or you find someone better.
[20:36] * Chibi-AnTil just quoted M16A1
[20:36] * RO-635 smiles and heads out, leaving Chibi-AnTil alone with Kagami.
[20:37] <~> All personnel, report to your stations. Prepare for drop in 75 minutes.
[20:37] * Chibi-AnTil turns to Kagami and smiles.
[20:38] <Chibi-AnTil> Well, I'm in it now. ^__^
[20:38] <Kagami Hiiragi> Take care of yourself, AnTil. I mean it. Don't do anything dumb.
[20:40] *** The scene switches. Everyone is back on the surface of that dreary world. Shuttles are coming down by the dozens, and HUNDREDS of T-Dolls are assembled at a large encampment consisting of dozens of large pre-fab Colony Structures, supply depots, a Refinery Structure, and lots and lots of armored fighting vehicles.
[20:41] * Chibi-AnTil walks along, flanked by PSG-1, G36, and Sopmod-2
[20:42] *** Nearby are the Roughnecks standing at attention, and reinforced by dozens of new T-Dolls.
[20:42] <M4A1> OFFICER ON DECK!!
[20:43] * Chibi-AnTil slowly walks out across the first rank of T-Dolls, examining them all.
[20:43] <Chibi-AnTil> Who are all these kids?
[20:44] <Sopmod-2> We got reinforced. Most of them came straight from basic training.
[20:44] <Chibi-AnTil> Looks like WE'RE the veterans now, Soppo.
[20:44] * Chibi-AnTil walks out in front of everyone and takes a breath.
[20:45] <Chibi-AnTil> This is for all you new people.
[20:45] <Chibi-AnTil> I only have one rule: everyone fights, no one quits.
[20:46] <Chibi-AnTil> If you don't do your job, I'll gun you down myself. DO YOU GET ME?!
[20:46] <~> WE GET YOU, SIR!
[20:46] <Chibi-AnTil> Welcome to the Roughnecks.
[20:47] <~> HO!!
[20:47] <Chibi-AnTil> Today we're going to attack the Xenokits head on. We're looking for a Fluff no one's ever seen before.
[20:48] <Chibi-AnTil> Some kind of Fluff-Queen.
[20:48] *** In the background, miles away, several Kumiho NOOOOKS suddenly fire up into the sky, speeding towards the upper atmosphere and towards space.
[20:49] <Chibi-AnTil> And it knows we're coming!
[20:49] <Chibi-AnTil> SADDLE UP!! WE'RE DEPLOYING NOW!!!
[20:50] *** The T-Dolls immediately start rushing towards several Chimera APCs idling nearby, preparing to head out with the hundreds of other soldiers who'll be heading into battle directly against the Xenokits!
[20:54] *** We'll continue with "Starship Floofers" on SUNDAY since David's planning something for the Chatbox tomorrow, and it's only fair to let him have some fun preparing for the upcoming holidays next week.
[20:55] *** So good night and I'll see you all tomorrow. Take care.
[19:11] * ~ The projector starts to power up!
[19:12] *** The scene picks up right where the last showing left off. The T-Dolls on the ground are preparing for their invasion of the Xenokit Zone. Meanwhile, the Kumiho NOOOOKS streak up into the sky.
[19:13] * ~ The camera follows the missiles as they reach low orbit, then start detonating among the ships of the Fleet.
[19:13] *** One Roth-class Abh patrol cruiser takes a hit and starts to list to one side, her portside amidships heavily scorched and damaged.
[19:14] *** Another patrol cruiser takes a hit that savages her prow.
[19:16] * Kagami Hiiragi looks on anxiously as the Fleet continues to try and weather the attacks.
[19:16] <Hellesponte AI > Take evasive action!
[19:17] <Hellesponte AI > Get us up into high orbit.
[19:17] * Architect is at her seat as well.
[19:18] <Architect> Initiating tactical burn. Accelerating to 3G's thrust.
[19:19] <Kagami Hiiragi> Alternate and stagger acceleration. We can't afford to move at a constant vector. The Xenokits are too accurate.
[19:22] *** The outside shot shows the Caubh accelerating...then a HUGE explosion engulfs it from below, blasting away big sections of the outer hull. Almost instantly a shimmering haze erupts from the damaged sections...and ignites almost immediately as the escaping oxygen is ignited by the residual heat of the blast, triggering additional internal damage to the ship!
[19:23] * Kagami Hiiragi is nearly blown out of her seat!!
[19:23] * Architect almost follows!
[19:24] *** All throughout the ship there are secondary explosions and crew members being hurled around by the blasts!
[19:26] *** The next exterior shot shows the damage to the ship. The central section of the ship has taken massive damage, almost like a gigantic bite was taken out of it from below. Large sections of the hull are now glowing bright orange and are peeling away, and the central core (or "spine") of the ship is cracked as well.
[19:27] <~> Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! This is Yodger Roung! We're going down!
[19:28] <Hellesponte AI> GET OUT! GET OUT!! ABANDON SHIP!!!
[19:30] * Kagami Hiiragi starts rushing for the door!