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Forum Name: Symphony of the Sword/The Order of the Rose
Topic ID: 499
Message ID: 6
#6, RE: (teaser) The Upcoming Thing
Posted by Gryphon on Jul-28-15 at 02:29 PM
In response to message #5
LAST EDITED ON Jul-28-15 AT 02:29 PM (EDT)
>Pff. They'll attack no matter what Corwin says

Well, in fairness(?), quite apart from the disturbance he just caused within a few miles of a major military base, Corwin is still wanted in the Earth Alliance in connection with aforementioned previous Valiant exploits. So if he called them up and announced his presence, yeah, they would be inclined to go after him regardless. It would be the equivalent of going on their in-game chat channel and typing COME AT ME BRO.* :)

>I'd wonder what the hell is going on too if something like that happened
>13 knots off a major military base.

n.b. "knot" is a unit of speed. "Nautical mile" is the associated unit of distance (one knot is one nautical mile per hour). The phonetic similarity is a coincidence; "knot" originates from a method of measuring the speed of a sailing ship that involved a literal rope with literal knots in it. :)

>OWAW has gotten me to start watching Strike
again, and now, heavens help me, I've been looking up
>KanColle characters. The stories here have been fantastic; I
>like them 100 times better than the original material. =)

I'm flattered, though personally I think the original Strike Witches gets a bit of an unfair kicking in that comparison, apart from its treatment of Mio. :)

>I'm just half afraid I'll show up to work in a dress shirt and panties
>one day.
>"Shouldn't you be wearing pants?"
>"I am. Well, pantsu, anyway."

Heh - that's actually one of the running jokes of the Strike Witches metacanon. In-story, when discussing what are obviously panties, they almost always use the word for "trousers" (zubon) instead. The implication is that it's a bit of official nomenclature, a bit of rules lawyering by the armed forces so that witches aren't constantly getting dinged for out-of-uniform. It's even lampshaded sometimes in secondary materials as a psychological dodge the witches themselves use to make themselves comfortable with the arrangement (which is where the general fandom tagline, often used and repurposed in various parodical contexts, comes from: "they're not panties, so it's not embarrassing.")

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