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Silly Useless Intarwebs!

All sorts of crud posted up there, and not one diagram of the lower decks of a PT boat! Honestly!

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lady_ganesh
May. 16th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
I smell Black Lagoon fic! Does Jane's do anything with boats?
chomiji
May. 16th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)

You scent accurately! Jane's doesn't usually have quite that level of detail, from what I remember. I did find a museum online that sells a poster with all the deck diagrams. I may yet Go There.

lady_ganesh
May. 16th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
You might want to, as odd as it sounds, check a few online JFK sites. This was the best I could get from the Presidential library but it might be worth a poke around.
chomiji
May. 19th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)

Thanks!

lady_ganesh
May. 19th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
If you've ever read his story of service it's kind of amazing. What he did, with his health problems...pretty cool.
smillaraaq
May. 16th, 2009 07:36 am (UTC)
Hee! And speaking of the earlier underwear meta, note these scenes:

Goat, Jihad, and Rock and Roll

El Baile de la Muerte

Very low-rise, minimal-rear-coverage bikini (really, more of a tanga/Brazilian cut, not that I'd necessarily expect Rock to make such fine distinctions) in one, slightly low-rise French cuts with extremely high-cut leg openings in the other. Judging by the glimpses we see of panty waistbands when her cutoffs are unzipped, and the undie fabric that *doesn't* show from the leg openings of those same skimpy Daisy Dukes, I think it's safe to say this is likely a typical pattern for her -- she's mostly picking from styles with minimal/string side coverage and very high leg openings on both the front and back, so there's always a bit of bare cheek around the edges.

(So, in the lack of similar visual evidence, care to spin random BS theories about Rock? Much as it pains my aesthetic sense, he seems like a tighty-whiteys boy to me. *grins*)
chomiji
May. 19th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)

Poor Rock! I seriously don't expect he has any thoughts on the matter past "... oh, I can almost see ... her ...oh crap!!!!!"

And I'm sure he's a tighty whiteys guy ... perhaps sometimes branching boldly out into the grey and navy blue versions of the same. But I'm sure that like Dokugakuji, he looks very appetizing in them.

XD

Benny is a boxers dude, I would expect. In prints. And they always clash with his Aloha shirts.

Dutch ... hmmm. Hard to tell. Whatever it is he wears, he'd own the look.

smillaraaq
May. 19th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
Heh, and Revy clearly has ZERO problems wandering around in undies or half-naked...not that her typical "uniform" really covers up all that much more skin! (Very Gojyoish standards of housekeeping, too...) Although our boy Rock does surprisingly well in not getting too visibly flustered around her -- that cool-headed stoic-detachment side is serving him fairly well there.

Much as I'd find the idea more visually appealing than plain white cotton knit, I have trouble seeing the lad even in the most subdued colored briefs -- sartorially he seems to be all about the most absolutely conventional, unremarkable Respectable Average Salaryman interchangeable-cog-in-the-machie look, and even a hidden hint of personality there just seems a bit too overtly defiant. (Ditto for boxers -- they fit Hakkai perfectly in my mind since they're prim and modest and slightly more old-fashioned, all of which fits his general buttoned-up aesthetic and upbringing, plus I can't help but imagine his fussy OCD-ish side going nuts with starch and precisely-ironed creases. Rock may be neatly groomed and dressed too, but he doesn't have quite that manic edge to it all. His brain may be a little twisted, but it's not flat-out cracked.)

That said, I don't see him pulling off the plain-briefs look quite as well as Doku -- Rock's build is more on the average-to-slender side, more like Hakkai but not quite as tall and whipcord-lean as Minekura's average underfed boys, while Doku is more than beefily muscular enough to be modeling briefs for Calvin Klein. Though I could also see the big guys like him and Dutch in knit boxer-briefs: that can be a really flattering look on guys with such gym-bunny physiques. Although I'm in full agreement, Dutch has such a sense of presence that whatever he wore, he'd *make* it work! ;)

(And I am giggling madly at the thought of Benny in boxers loud enough to make even Gojyo grumble about the print hurting his eyes a bit. For some reason I can also picture him in guys' bikini briefs, but definitely more bright colors and stripes...and I can see his closet having some fairly nerdy t-shirts in it too, even if he hardly pulls them out because the loose buttondowns are more comfy in a hot, humid climate.)

BTW, have you seen that some brilliant marketer at Geneon set up MySpace profiles for each of the crew? Here's Revy, you can find the others linked on the side, very cute. I don't know if they got the little details of ages and birthdates and such from an official sort or just made something up on their own, but the character voices are well done.

Also, still haven't turned up anything good in the way of PT blueprints, but if you haven't already seen them I've saved links to a photogallery of a restored boat with extensive pics of the belowdecks rooms, and a vintage WWII Navy manual that describes all the rooms in a fair bit of detail...
smillaraaq
May. 19th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
(Oh, and I almost forgot -- want a really silly plot bunny? Look very, very carefully at both Rock's and Revy's notes about favorite TV shows...they have something in common they might never have expected.)
chomiji
May. 20th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)

My current plot bunny has gone into hibernation! I can't seem to get past what I sent you!!!

>whimpers<

smillaraaq
May. 20th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
Awwww! :(

(I guess it wouldn't fit the plot to have 'em turn on the TV and argue-and-bond over cheesy tokusatsu shows? *chuckle*)
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