Lens of History (45?): (literally) Outfitting Shipgirls

STEC Archives, Print Document Division
Curator signature: Tautog
Secondary signature: Northampton
Format: Message, Personal Object
Format: Print Media – DECLASSIFIED under [REDACTED], [REDACTED]
Special Documents Division – [REDACTED]
Location (if known): STEC Archives
Time (if known): Undated 

While shipgirls are known for their colorful, distinctive, and even occasionally outlandish outfits, the reality is that there is much still to be learned about the nature of their clothing. Chemical and structural analysis, for instance, reveals nothing out of the ordinary relative to their mundane counterparts. On the field, however, their resilience is a totally different matter – as durable as the shipgirls themselves. 

Efforts to attempt to replicate shipgirl clothing for non-shipgirl purposes have been so far, unsuccessful. Nonetheless, a number of breakthroughs have been made. Below we present one such project – codenamed Variable – that was halted prior to the Abyssal War.

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A Letter to Mike

STEC Archives, Print Document Division
Curator signature: Tautog
Format: Message, Personal Object
Object: Collection, Personal Correspondences of New Jersey
Location (if known): STEC Archives
Time (if known): Undated

Curator’s note: The contents of the message makes it rather abundantly clear that this is right before Admiral Yin’s promotion. Tch, sometimes I wonder if all this classification/NDA is a bit pointless. 

Note from New Jersey: This letter and others are part of a rotating display of my correspondences with shipgirls, admirals, and other persons of interest prior to, during, and after the Abyssal War. I voluntarily donated these to STEC Archives after obtaining permission from the involved parties. The contents are unaltered, so expect spelling errors and the occasional splotch of coffee.

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Lens of History (45): Civilian Oil Reserves

STEC Archives, Print Document Division
Curator signature: Tautog
Format: Speech Transcript & Exhibit Materials
Object: Auditory transcript of research report from Cusk
Location (if known): Naval Base Avalon
Time (if known): Dated August 25th, 1986

Hello? Hello! Okay. Great. Looks like we’re on-air. 

I, uh, don’t have – sorry, I’m a bit too excited right now. Lemme take a deep breath here. Whew! Okay! So. I am proud to announce that as of today, August 20th, the first of our Strategic Civilian Petroleum Reserve depots are online. “S-C-P-R.” Got a nice ring to it right?

At current speeds, we project that all 340 depots scattered around the continental coastal states will be filled to capacity in approximately two year’s time. Less, if we choose to apply more man, er, fairy-power to this. 

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Lens of History (44): Ethics of Intervention

STEC Archives, Print Document Division
Curator signature: Tautog
Format: Speech Transcript & Exhibit Materials
Object: Transcribed speech, Lexington Collection
Location (if known): STEC Archives
Time (if known): Undated – tentatively categorized into pre-war.

Other than official diplomatic functions, STEC’s shipgirls often interact with interested parties seeking intervention or collaboration. To STEC’s own knowledge, no such actions have taken place within the United States.

This exhibit rotates a number of private shipgirl correspondences on a regular basis in an attempt to communicate to the public at large how shipgirls may approach or think about a particular issue pertaining to the application of their own powers. A visitor’s log is also attached, where legible queries & comments will be sent to the shipgirl in question on a regular basis. 

Everyone, thank you for joining me today. While I’m not speaking in any sort of official capacity, I do hope that today’s session will be helpful in clarifying why we do certain things the way we do. 

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