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She's now in comfortable retirement in Chicago. I used to live about two blocks away from her luxurious indoor display case. :-)

 

Whatever her past, she has it better now than any other ship of her size or larger in the world methinks...

 

http://www.msichicago.org/explore/whats-here/exhibits/u-505-submarine/

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Having to wonder how Kiso shall behave and appear in Victory Belles. These ponderings sparked by a Nendo Kiso being shown by GSC. [Nendo Kiso Link] that it has me putting the spotlight back on my precious Kiso, especially after ringing my Bismarck. I'm fearing that her design shall be more tame/casual when compared to her more 'nightly' KanColle art/counterpart that it's making me fearful that she's going to turn into a golfing Chiyoda [Chiyoda is neat, just something random in VB]. To me, Kiso would hopefully keep her nightly traits, as well as some boasting pride, and maybe that one (or a few) seaplane she's supposed to have with the hanger under her bridge in experiment.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cruiser_Kiso

 

http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Kiso

 

I'm strongly hoping, and wishing for, VB Kiso to have a formal attire that she could appear like Nera, or even Lampo, but in darker clothing (maybe).My bias from the KanColle game with Kiso in her Kai Ni being awesome with her 'tomboyish' battle pride, and some softness [intimate behavior] when off the battlefield. I guess I should just see what VB does, yet just wishing Kiso to lose the school outfit, but to keep the dark cape, and to go all 'night' in her attire. Or at least formal.

 

I haven't read into her service in detail so I guess I should do that, yet just wishing she would keep her "seriousness" (formal attire) in VB, or something along those lines. Being a 1920's vessel she sure is something awesome in my fleet. :wub: .

 

It's a shame I've been struggling to sortie her in the game when there's fleet composition locks asking for Ooi (poorly designed in KanColle) & Kitakami (neat design, yet lazy Kai Ni designs), yet Kiso always gets locked out in her Kai Ni form. That bugs me. My Kiso constantly proved herself to be awesome, yet the game always locks her out -_- . That's another thing [fleet composition restrictions] I'm curious about VB, yet maybe should leave that for another time.

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If we're just throwing suggestions out there, I think HMS Porcupine might be fun.

 

They can be unique as twin sister Belles Pork and Pine, joined at the wrist (Pork's left, Pine's right) by anchor chain attached to cuffs/ quill-covered gauntlets. The ship's armament could be divided between them both.

 

Pork would be the friendly, more outgoing of the two and carry a butcher's cleaver and wear an apron. If they were singing a sea shanty, she'd be the shantyman.

 

Pine would take a little more time to warm up to someone but would follow her sister's lead. She would carry a woodsman's axe and have tree-climbing spikes. If they sang, she would take the chorus.

 

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I'm highly amused right now that I'm loving "playful" ships like that. HMS Prcupine is something I'd love to see united, yet divided, because it add a nice unique touch to things. It be somewhat like seeing the I-400 sisters in that Arpeggio sense, yet something more unique. Nice. Nice suggestion, Panay's Ghost. I approve!

 

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Alright, I'm being amused by another vessel being the lovely that I'm glad my fellow comrade made me aware of her when speculating on Aquila & desiring Adua-Class Submarines for KanColle.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_submarine_Casabianca_(Q183)

 

Reading how she somehow managed to flee a German scuttle of the French Fleet, as well as being armed to even manage to escape. Even surfacing among the British fleet, and such, is just what I enjoy reading. Even being called a "Phantom Submarine" adding to the whole mischievous side of thigns that I truly hope she'll have a nice "Pola" type appearance to her in that formal attire, if with that submarine touch to her. Surcourf [here] is an odd one with me still being unsure how to react to her, how to treat her, and such, yet hoping that something 'Nera' style could be done with her submarine parts. Granted, I also need the game & gameplay experiences to possibly connect with Surcourf, yet that's just me trying to note where one can attempt to "improve".

 

I do hope that her [Casabianca], as well as HNLMS Tromp gain the appropriate amount of artistic care to make them appear highly respectful and enjoyable, maybe even "Phantom" in various ways. Both of them being nicely "formal" in appearance, as well as that "ghostly", or "phantom" style appearance. Basically something inspiring from Kiso Kai Ni, Yuudachi's Kai Ni, Ryuuhou (All KanColle) that they'd be something gorgeous, yet highly fearsome in that respectable manner. They are after all "Phantom" vessels because Casabianca couldn't be sunk (elusive), and HNLMS Tromp was constantly said to be registered as sunk in every encounter that the Japanese nicknamed her the "Ghost Ship".

 

I truly hope that Kiso, Casabianca, & HNLMS Tromp shall be visually pleasing, as well as those visually fearsome, as well as highly respected. Basically on that Bismarck & Tirpitz feared level for being labeled as both a "ghost ship" & "Phantom ship" for refusing to be sunk. A bit of demonic visual appearances might be amusing, as seen with Naganami style (if fitting to their personality).

 

http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Naganami

 

The eye colour + the pink under the hair. It's hidden, yet it's there.

 

https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1775299
[Link may contain NSFW if you don't use adblock. Adblock is a necessary plugin to keep ads at bay.]

 

 

Loving both KanColle & Victory Belles :wub:

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I believe if Rawalpindi is in the game, it would not be much of a stretch to put Kormoran in as well. She was a successful German commerce raider who, in her final battle, sank HMAS Sydney.

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I would like to suggest an idea for tirpitz. I'm not entirely sure how it would be implemented into her personality, but it's based around the idea of being a threat. She lived up to her namesake. The tirpitz plan was made specifically to make the German navy more of a threat than the British were willing to openly fight. His entire idea revolved around being just enough of a threat. Tirpitz spent her life being hunted as the largest threat to the British in the North Sea. They allocated many of their forces there specifically to hunt tirpitz for most of the war. This idea of being a threat is consistent with both her and her namesake, and would be a great addition of it could be in her personality or ideals somehow. Maybe she'd prefer to impose her power rather than directly fight an enemy. She's passive with a large sense of presence making her the center of attention, and someone you want to stay on the good side of.

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For our little Victory Belles RP thing we're trying to put together, I decided to take a look at San Francisco, and here's my idea (obviously she's Chinese American):

 

San Francisco is multicultural, wide accepting of all cultures. She embraces the US being the world's melting pot. She enjoys learning about other cultures and traditions, but believes that you can hold on to tradition while still moving on to the future. She is a fighter, but she isn’t overly eager to fight. She sees herself as fighting for everyone, not just the US but the people of the US more than anything. She's got a good head on her shoulders, not one for confrontation but is willing to defend people and their culture. She also longs to visit China, her "second home" of sorts

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I recently found a ship with a very interesting service history that would make quite an interesting Belle. The USS Russell was a sims class destroyer with 16 battle stars. She served in the Battle of the Coral sea, where she screened Lexington and rescued survivors. She served in the battle of Midway, where she screened Yorktown and rescued survivors. She also served in the battle of the Santa Cruz islands where

I think I see a pattern here

she screened hornet and rescued survivors.

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I recently found a ship with a very interesting service history that would make quite an interesting Belle. The USS Russell was a sims class destroyer with 16 battle stars. She served in the Battle of the Coral sea, where she screened Lexington and rescued survivors. She served in the battle of Midway, where she screened Yorktown and rescued survivors. She also served in the battle of the Santa Cruz islands where

I think I see a pattern here

she screened hornet and rescued survivors.

Yes, but is she rescuing survivors because she's brave or because she is crummy at screening? :P

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I hope they add the USS Tennessee BB-44 it was commissioned on the year 1920 but I don't see to many games that have it. It kinda makes me sad because that was the ship my gramps was on. They have to give her a jug of moonshine afterall its what we Tennesseans are known for.

 

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*BB-43, BB-44 is USS California

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Nice if the destroyer ORP "Błyskawica" in the game, VB was the nature of breaking the fourth wall. Like the Neptune character from Hyperdimension Neptune or Deadpool . And the rest of the girls thought she was crazy. Please ^^

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I would like to propose the idea for Suzutsuki.  She had her bow blasted off 3 times, the first of which also included the lost of the last 46 meters of her stern.  She always made it back, but she spent most of her war with a simple patch job.  I highly recommend that in victory belles, if you see fit to put her in, she is covered in bandages.  She has a bad habit of always getting hurt, and spending more time with bandages than without.  Her name means "Clear Moon" or at least that's as close as I can translate I think, so I think she'd be pretty open and kind despite her seeming inability to stay intact.

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If Enterprise is in the game she should have grey hair like in Azur Lane instead of the stereotypical blond American stereotype (nothing against it but its to emphasize the Grey Ghost bit or at least have clothes in that color).

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25 minutes ago, David J said:

If Enterprise is in the game she should have grey hair like in Azur Lane instead of the stereotypical blond American stereotype (nothing against it but its to emphasize the Grey Ghost bit or at least have clothes in that color).

While I'd love to agree with you, that would mean Graf Spee, and more than a couple other ships should also have grey hair.  Hate to break it to ya, but Enterprise was one of many ships in the war, not to mention history that held that moniker.

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2 hours ago, David J said:

If Enterprise is in the game she should have grey hair like in Azur Lane instead of the stereotypical blond American stereotype (nothing against it but its to emphasize the Grey Ghost bit or at least have clothes in that color).

She was known as the Grey Ghost?   I've heard she was known as The Lucky E, The Fighting Gray Lady, and The Galloping Ghost of the Oahu Coast

There are so many ships nicknamed Gray Ghost / Galloping Ghost  (RMS Queen Mary was the Grey Ghost and USS Houston was The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast) that it probably wouldn't be a useful thing to base appearances on.

 

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6 hours ago, Panay's Ghost said:

There are so many ships nicknamed Gray Ghost / Galloping Ghost  (RMS Queen Mary was the Grey Ghost and USS Houston was The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast) that it probably wouldn't be a useful thing to base appearances on.

 

Well that makes for a very unvarianted, but from a male perspective popcorn worthy, Halloween next year, when all the Ghosts come as, well Ghosts.... preferably all in the exact same costume. And the captain has to decide who wears it best. :wacko:

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