Sixth Sense

16th Dec 2018, 11:55 AM

Sixth Sense
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BUMBLEBEE on 16th Dec 2018, 11:55 AM

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Maybe his mustache was tingling.

Newcom is trying to radio in a sitrep that the platoon has reached phase line Hasford and is continuing the mission. You're not supposed to say "time now," you're supposed to say the actual time, but I always figured the guy at the TOC has a watch and he's just sitting around anyway. Let him note the time, the lazy bastard.

I'm trying to stick with a theme for all the phase lines and FOB names and so forth - they're from the book (and the movie) Full Metal Jacket. If you never read the book (Gustav Hasford), it's really good. It's more surreal than the movie, and its brutal. Hasford himself had a bit of a tragic life. I re-read this one a lot.

Also - two pages this week! Nice work, me. This is the second page, so tick back - you might've missed the last one. Now I'm going to go repair the damage to my marriage!



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StLOrca on 16th Dec 2018, 2:35 PM

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Good call—his Spider sense was going off!

BUMBLEBEE on 16th Dec 2018, 5:34 PM

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Or maybe he remembered something he forgot at home!

lirvilas on 16th Dec 2018, 4:10 PM

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Let me guess--"Charlie Mike" is "Call Me"?

BUMBLEBEE on 16th Dec 2018, 5:37 PM

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In this context Charlie mike just means continuing mission. All she’s expecting from the other end is an acknowledgment- but we all know she won’t get it because of that dude ten pages or so ago and his mysterious hack. Which we’ll be getting back to hopefully in a few pages... after an engagement at phase line Hasford...
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