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RE: Epilogue - 6/21/2010 1:30:26 PM   
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You my friend have turned yourself into a master storyteller. If we were all in the same room now, you would recieve a standing ovation from all of us present.


i'll second that!

Well done. Again.

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RE: Epilogue - 6/21/2010 1:36:13 PM   
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it does look as though "Small Ship, Big War" will be published in book form, one way or another. There's a good chance, anyway. I will post details when and if they become available.


and....?

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RE: Epilogue - 7/2/2010 3:40:11 PM   
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Same question !

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RE: Epilogue - 2/4/2011 11:24:52 PM   
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just finished reading.
2 thumbs up


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RE: Epilogue - 2/5/2011 12:06:24 AM   
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If this story really makes it into a book form I would like to see the 2 last months covered more detailed.
I think these months give room for many side stories, just think of the families of all the major & minor Hibiki Chars, they must have had a hard time and to swing the spotlight to them would give an interesting view of Japans "Downfall".
Maybe a look into some high rank discussion on how the fight in these last months.
And something about the atomic bombs and the speech that the Japanese emperor Hirohito held("Jewel Voice Broadcast") would also spice things a bit up.


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RE: Epilogue - 2/20/2011 9:34:32 PM   
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There... I just finished reading the whole story for the third time in two years, beginning to end.

Cuttlefish, you are truly one of the best.

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RE: Epilogue - 3/25/2011 1:04:01 AM   
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The NavWeaps discussion board sent me here, and I only regret that I am now out of story. I suffered from a bad case of "read instead of..." which included "working" and "sleeping"for a week, a condition that strikes every few years when something truly outstanding comes along.

I am still ambivalent about the ending, though. It somewhat interfered with my willing suspension of disbelief. You gave every one of them a happy ending because you care about them and you could. No Ira Hayes* here. But we all want it to be that way in the real world. We just know it will not happen.

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RE: Epilogue - 3/26/2011 1:19:09 AM   
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I am still ambivalent about the ending, though. It somewhat interfered with my willing suspension of disbelief.


What can we say? Hibiki always was a lucky ship.

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RE: Epilogue - 3/27/2011 9:42:15 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Smoky Stoker

The NavWeaps discussion board sent me here, and I only regret that I am now out of story. I suffered from a bad case of "read instead of..." which included "working" and "sleeping"for a week, a condition that strikes every few years when something truly outstanding comes along.

I am still ambivalent about the ending, though. It somewhat interfered with my willing suspension of disbelief. You gave every one of them a happy ending because you care about them and you could. No Ira Hayes* here. But we all want it to be that way in the real world. We just know it will not happen.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira_Hayes


I will have to plead guilty as charged here. Once the ship had survived the war, against all my expectations, I didn't have the heart to do ill to any of the characters in the epilogues.

I could argue that there almost certainly were some negative stories to come out of the post-war years. I just didn't chose to tell any of them. There were a fair number of crew who didn't appear in any tales beyond the end of the war and it is almost certain that some met with misfortune. Having endured all that they had endured, these were men who were not likely to be daunted by lesser challenges. But life is not always kind, or fair, and not all endings are happy ones.

All I can say, looking back, is that at the time it felt right to do it the way I did it. I was reluctant to say goodbye to the characters who had come so far with me and I wanted to leave them on something of a note of grace. I suspect many readers felt the same way. It wasn't necessarily realistic, but it seemed fitting.


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RE: Small Ship, Big War - 11/17/2011 6:08:23 PM   
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I found this thread by change 3 days ago after i reinstalled WiP-AE on my new computer. Since then i got addicted to the small ship in the big war.
152 pages and still going strong ....

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - 10/30/2012 9:01:17 AM   
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Sent over from warships board.
I can only write:
Thank you for the moving story.
And for the happy ends too :).
Borys

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RE: Small Ship, Big War - 10/27/2013 4:12:35 PM   
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bump.




Just can't have this drop through the default setting of one year.


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