Käpt'n Korky

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  1. @Legate of Mineta thank you so much for calling German a romance language....
  2. Whatev's... let's get wasted while we can. (Meaning before the beta/game launches)
  3. You mean the VB inworld stories of the "common people"? That sounds like fun.
  4. I think how "romancable" a certain Belle will be, will be depending highly on her character. At least I hope so. A lot of them will put duty first, but a few come to mind who will probably try to get a shot at the captians heart. All the more fun if it's a Belle you don't really want to do so.... And how much @DrYuriMom dreams about a certain thing leaves even me cautious to even consider to talk to the turks for the danger of suddenly getting a certain ship and invoking jealousy. *sweats* All in all a nice update as a reminder to keep "it" in your pants gentlemen. Or as they say in my hometown: "Erst die Arbeit, dann das Vergnügen." (First the work, then the pleasure/joy) And the war against the bri... I mean the Morganas is a lot of work for sure.
  5. Okay I'm wildly guessing here but this is probably what a normal random, non-japanese person feels when playing as Japan in VB: Ad this is what a weeaboo feels like: But this is pretty much what it feels like if you are a german @MisterBottle.
  6. It's kind of a must for US game devs to include a halloween event as an opportunity for alternative costumes, innit? Not that I mind. Also one question will be: Are they all in spooky Halloween costumes, or in "normal ones" too? Like Panays baseball player suggestion for Mahan. So here are my speculations for the costumes: See you in port or on the sea, Korky
  7. A (late) Halloween update.
  8. Every Brit or Yank would get along with Mitsumasa Yonai very well afaik.
  9. I'm always sad how much a certain liquor is mispronounced in the world. To help you all train to pronounce it correctly I deliver you this. Please consider it a PSA. Also please tell me if you can't watch it, I'll put up an alternative source then, but this one is best quality.
  10. This idea developed in the lore thread: New Orleans and Kirov trying to convince Wicher to "join their cause" with arguments and booze. Or all three just sitting together and NO and Kiki ramble about anything (the handsome captain, maybe?), while Wicher is more or less passive.
  11. Oooh, then I want to see NO and Kirov getting more drunk by the minute, while Wicher drinks, and drinks, and drinks...... and finishes their drinks when they both fall under the table. At the same time Wicher has not a single line of conversation and just drinks and listens.
  12. I support this idea very much. We've seen very few bits of real rascal Belles getting a party started, only hinted, they'd probably start one. And hearing something about fondness for the captain could be amusing. ("And if you end up with a gal?" "Privet, ash long ash she'sh a comrade izsha....schnshi....izjashnyipants! Hihihihi." *hick*)
  13. Impressice picture. Extra Credits also put out a series about the man behind the name "Bismarck".
  14. First off apologies, but I really don't have the time to translate all of this. Use google translate and search for names and places you can find in the text if you're stuck. I come up with this thread, because I found them searching for "him", mentioned by Canarias in the recent Update. The first, short article is about the sinking of the Baleares. It's from 2017 and mentions as an introduction a memorial everyone knows who ever visited Palma de Mallorce for more than a day. It remembers the fallen sailors from the battle of Cabo Palos, where Canarias had to witness the sinking of the Baleares. The article mentions the move of the local opposition parties to remove the memorial. I don't know if they suceeded. Maybe @Dmnt knows more? Then it moves on to it's main story: The presence of the german engineer Jensen. He was part of the Legion Condor, but a civil engineer. A fact the article uses to explain, that Legion Condor was not entirely made up by the Luftwaffe or even soldiers, but by civilians too. The maritime forces of Legion Condor had the codename "Nordsee". "Nordsee", according to the article build a military base on Mallorca which is used to this day. The engineer was deployed to install a newly designed german sonar system, which needed some "practical exercise". Well it didn't hear republican destroyers and the sonar section of the Baleares was entirely destroyed by the explosion of the ship, so Jensen was declared dead. His body never to be found, natürlich. The second, much longer article is about the civil war inside the civil war on republican side. The article is from 1986(!) and describes how Stalin messed up the republican forces with his influence over them. How the communists divided the republican movement and overtook it with force and terror. How the anarchists harrased their own people by literally not listening, but talking into telephone calls. How Barcelona was home of a dreaded torture prison - in a Hotel. How the left fought against itself as a civil war inside a civil war. And of course it metions a lot of famous spanish, russian and of course german names. It tells a bit of what they did or how they reacted. How a later chancellor of the federal republic of germany resignated and got away from the fights to talk about the madness in his refuge in Paris. How the republic suddenly introduced a pay of 100psts to generals, but cut the pay for the common soldier from 10 to 7. in the second part the article talks about Legion Condor. How the germans wanted to repay the rapublic for beating the italian fascists and transformed the town of Durango into ruins with 300 dead and 2500 wounded. (Durango had 8.800 inhabitants prior to the attack) How the soldiers of Legion Condor kept to themselves, unlike the italians. The article gives examples of various sources about the Legion Condor. How all the soldiers were exchanged after 6-9 months to train as much pilots and personnel as possible. How germany tested new weapons and bombs or the general in command von Richthofen demanded to use his forces "with no regard of civilians". And how all of this lead up to Guernica and how proud the Legion command was of that bombing. While the world was horrified by it. How Condor helped to crack the Bilbao defenses and how they conquered Asturia, reinforced by the italians. And how they did very systematical research of technical equipment, tactics and strategies. How the republican army became the guinea pig of the german army. And how the Führer nearly gave el Caudillo more help than wanted. The neutrality fleet ships (you might have heard of them if you actually read the VB updates) of germany and italy of all nations guarded the republican coast in the mediterranean. And the german ship "Deutschland" was mistaken for Canarias by spanish republican bomber pilots. So Hitler was mad about that attack and wanted to declare war on the republic but was "talked into" just retaliation by bombarding Almeria with ships. And the republic thought "wouldn't it be great to have an international conflict in which we will win with the help of our mighty allies UK and USSR?" Well the Stalin said njet and they didn't do it. Franco was happy, won the war and kept neutral when all hell broke loose in autumn 1939. Then the article talks about the brutal fight of Madrid and how Legion Condor finally got air supremacy. And it continues with a long lists of battles and atrocities on both sides. In between it make "honorable mentions". interesting details like the war legend "Campesino" (farmer), who was definitively a man, so probably not who Canarias is looking for? Although he was declared dead twice and his unit once lost 90% of it's men.... but not him. Then mentions how the italians "got back" in the fight by bombing Barcelona. They never really left btw. And if you need a Mussolini quote "Italians finally spread fear by their aggressiveness, instead of provoking a favor as a mandolin player". And how, when all was lost the republicans reached a lift of the weapons embargo and got supplies via France. How that nearly turned the tide against the surprised spanish fascists who were, according to the article, saved by grim italians and, of course, even fiercer germans who stopped the newly equipped republic for Franco and allowed him to get a mad amount of supplies by germany and italy. And how the republic was beaten by this at the river Ebro and the weapons embargo was reinstalled. And the League of nations demanded all "foreign fighters" to be withdrawn. And they withdrew. Two italian divisions "nobody missed" (unnamed german member of Legion Condor) were withdrawn and the republic disbanded the international brigades. Who made up a good part of it's fighting power. 20000 foreigners stayed forever, dead, on spanish soil. Of the remaining 12000 foreigners, about 6000 from all over the world left spain..... and the remaining 6000? They had nowhere to go. They were from countries ruled by fascists and died in the last battles or were interned by France and later send into the concentration camps of nazi-germany. And only a few, very few made it to Moscow. And even fewer survived that. (But the germans who did became mighty figures in the german democratic republic). In the last part the article describes how Franco then mopped up the remains of the republic. And how it triggered a big refugee movement out of spain into france, belgium and other countries. How a part of the republic fought on in the hope(!) for a world war(!!!) n which the republic would survive at the side of the allies. They missed it closely by a few months. The republican forces were demoralised and the fascists just took what was badly or even undefended. Madrid fell nearly without a fight. And after the victory Franco took brutal revenge on that part of Spain which had fought him. And the article ends with the words of Franco, receiving the message of his victory, saying: "Very good. Thank you." to the messenger. That's it. Please note everything I wrote is not my research but just me describing the content of the articles from 2006 and 1986 respectively. Te leeré mañana, Korky
  15. Thank you for that article Shirogane.