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You never forget the first time...
« on: 08 October 2020, 12:32:15 »
Everybody has a first time story.  First time you saw combat, first time you got promoted, first time you got laid.

everyone has one.  Most of them are nothing but 'war stories', now the difference between a 'war story' and an outright lie, is a war story starts with 'listen up here you jagoff, this is important...'

So listen up here, you jagoff, this is important.  nah, I'm just screwing with you greenie.  It isn't important.  this advice absolutely will NOT save your frekking be-hind, because we're all...all of us, already so far ****** we're past the point of pregnancy risk.

Even the boys.   That is how completely and unutterably screwed we are, we are dead men, our bodies just ain't caught on yet.

Welcome to the 178th Drop Infantry, don't worry, you won't be staying long, though it is a lifetime appointment.

now, if you look out your window, you will notice there is a planet outside.  Somewhere, down there, are the guys they actually value, those guys get to wear tank-tops and shorts and drive in multibillion C-Bill walking tanks.

They are not us.  the proof of that, is that we get the shit jobs, the jobs you can't give to a high-born bastard of a high class hooker and your local noble.

They get battlemechs, we get pressure suits.  They get steak and fries, we get reconstituted, processed bowel-leavings that our suit life-support system insists won't kill us, (but it will make you kind of ready to die after the second day.)

They have cannons, we get pistols an vibroblades.

They get glory, we win the ****** war.

Outside your window, it's a breezy and temperate zero millibars pressure with lows around 5 Kelvin and highs around 12000 degrees celsius in perpetual sunlight-except where there's shade and it's ****** cold.

you can't see our objective, because there's a ****** door in the way, and we haven't reached it.  The 'mechboys are going for glory on the ground, with that civilian fornication and hot hype drugs. 

we're taking the enemy's ****** warship.

So give your balls a tug, greenskins, we're goin' where nobody in his or her (or their or hes or hirs) right mind is willing to go.  Boarding Assault kids!

ANd i can't tell you want to expect, becasue surprise! 

"It's my first time too."  Ohhh Babies.

"If ye love wealth better than liberty,
the tranquility of servitude
better than the animating contest of freedom,
go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."-Samuel Adams

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Re: You never forget the first time...
« Reply #1 on: 08 October 2020, 13:38:37 »
DropShip rollin on down the strip,
64 Marines on a one-way trip.
Mission top secret, destination unknown,
And we don't know if we're ever comin' home.

Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door,
Jump on out and count to four.
And if my main shouldn't open wide,
I pack a reserve 'chute by my side.

And if that one should fail me too
Then look out, ground,
'Cos' I'm comin' on through!

If I should die in some distance war zone,
Then box me up and ship me home.
And as they lay me down to rest,
Tell my mom I did my best.

Give my back-pay to my wife,
So she'll be happy the rest of her life.
Tell my little baby, "now don't you cry,
'Cause your daddy was a HellJumper when he died!"

-Military cadence of 2nd Battalion, 125th Orbital Strike Division
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Re: You never forget the first time...
« Reply #2 on: 08 October 2020, 15:44:54 »
Are you a Pittsburgh native? Caught the "jagoff" comment.


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Re: You never forget the first time...
« Reply #3 on: 08 October 2020, 15:52:29 »
TAGged ... will be interesting to see the view of the PBIs  8)


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Re: You never forget the first time...
« Reply #4 on: 08 October 2020, 16:11:09 »
Grunts! in Spaaace!
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Re: You never forget the first time...
« Reply #5 on: 08 October 2020, 21:18:59 »
a no Ngo story? ok
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Re: You never forget the first time...
« Reply #6 on: 09 October 2020, 14:46:35 »
a no Ngo story? ok

I don't know, this stunt is certainly Ngo level crazy. :yikes:


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Re: You never forget the first time...
« Reply #7 on: 09 October 2020, 15:47:46 »
i'm guessong like the last one it will be Ngo-adjacent at best. same universe, different people.

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Re: You never forget the first time...
« Reply #8 on: 09 October 2020, 16:13:13 »
Marines in space !!   >:D


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Re: You never forget the first time...
« Reply #9 on: 11 October 2020, 22:52:24 »
"For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed:And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill, And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!"


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Re: You never forget the first time...
« Reply #10 on: 12 October 2020, 01:18:31 »
One ping ...
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Re: You never forget the first time...
« Reply #11 on: 12 October 2020, 15:56:38 »
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