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6th May '14 4:18:12 PM Nanuq
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->''There is no hope, no idealism, no raison d'etre...but there's damsels and dirigibles, and that's good enough for me.''
--> Color Copycat, the creator of the Damsels and Dirigibles thread.


An AlternateHistory timeline posted on AlternateHistoryDotCom. Taking place after a much bloodier UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, a much more powerful League of Nations maintains a massive airship armada for the purposes of peacekeeping. Since the vast majority of the military age male population died in the Great War, the airships are crewed mostly by women. However, the League Armada finds itself over extended on many fronts as it tries to stem the rising tide of conflict. Meanwhile [[Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness an expedition to Antarctica returns with news that could change the world forever...]] Can be read [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=163496 here]] if you're a member of AlternateHistoryDotCom.

This timeline is primarily designed to bring hot chicks and airships together in an interwar (1918-1939) setting. Along with gas masks, ridiculously conspicuous uniforms, and sabers, Damsels and Dirigibles intends to create a unique aesthetic style that is chock full of [[AnachronismStew fanciful anachronisms]] and [[TwoFistedTales all around pulpy fun]]. Although this timeline has a rather dull point of divergence (the Hague Convention of 1899, where sniper rifles were banned instead of gas warfare, leading to a bloodier UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne), the plentiful (albeit amateur) illustrations and harrowing tales should nullify any historical boredom you happen to come upon. Original illustrations, whether they be sketches or fake newspaper clippings, periodically accompany updates, and naturally they heavily feature the titular damsels and dirigibles.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* ActionGirl: Armada Air Marines, Valkyrie-Vixens, and much more. Not so surprising when 4 out of 5 League Armada personnel are female.
* AlternateHistory: The Point of Divergence is the Hague Convention of 1899, where sniper rifles are outlawed instead of chemical weapons.
* AllohistoricalAllusion: [[spoiler: Karla's application to Vienna's Academy Of Fine Arts is rejected by Hitler, now the Academy's Director Of Admissions]]
* BreakTheCutie: Karla, [[spoiler: complete with verbal and physical abuse and the never-ending fear of execution. She got better]]
* ButterflyOfDoom: played completely straight with the Great War, where casualties were much larger due to greater chemical weapons stockpiles. Inverted with [[spoiler: Hitler: he gets shot in an accident]].
* CoolAirship: Thousands of them.
* DeathByDisfigurement: [[spoiler: Averted with Group Captain O' Malley]]
* EldritchAbomination: Hinted at in the Antarctic expedition arc, along with the Call of Cthulhu inspired arc.
* FishOutOfWater: Armitage, when it comes to violence.
* {{Gendercide}}: The Great War killed most military age men in Western Europe and North America.
* ForWantOfANail: Or rather, for want of sniper rifles.
* GenderRarityValue: Understandably, the League Armada doesn't put male recruitment as their top priority.
* HiddenDepths: Invoked [[spoiler: and cruelly subverted]] by Fregattenkapitan von Arnauld. At first, he looks like a decent soldier unjustly branded for serving as a U-boat captain in the war, strongly associated with war crimes and general DirtyCoward attitude even though he claims to have never torpedoed a civilian ship. [[spoiler: apparently TookALevelInJerkass by sexually exploiting Karla and then trying to off her]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: played straight when Veronique wears one to look impressive at the negotiations. Averted when [[spoiler: hundreds of Japanese troops are shot down in a banzai charge.]]
* LadyInRed: Veronique. She's most likely TheVamp and shows some elements of TheBaroness too.
* LameExcuse: [[spoiler: "For the ten thousandth time, he fell out of the fucking window!" ]]
* UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations: They're powerful and influential enough to have their own peacekeeping force: the League Armada.
* ManipulativeBitch: It's real hard to decide when, if ever, Veronique is honest with Armitage.
* MultinationalTeam: The League Armada and the Valkyrie-Vixens.
* PunkPunk: Somewhere between SteamPunk and DieselPunk
* RuleOfCool: mostly averted, the Cool Airships are there for a good reason, and are quite vulnerable to AA guns
* VillainProtagonist: Veronique .
* TookALevelInBadass: Karla, at this point, appears to overcome her Woobieness and start to act as a competent officer.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds : If Karla isn't already this, then she's moving at full speed towards it.
* WomanInBlack: Group Captain O'Malley.
* WomanInWhite: Flight Lieutenant Karla Glauser.
* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld

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->''There is no hope, no idealism, no raison d'etre...but there's damsels and dirigibles, and that's good enough for me.''
--> Color Copycat, the creator of the Damsels and Dirigibles thread.


An AlternateHistory timeline posted on AlternateHistoryDotCom. Taking place after a much bloodier UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, a much more powerful League of Nations maintains a massive airship armada for the purposes of peacekeeping. Since the vast majority of the military age male population died in the Great War, the airships are crewed mostly by women. However, the League Armada finds itself over extended on many fronts as it tries to stem the rising tide of conflict. Meanwhile [[Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness an expedition to Antarctica returns with news that could change the world forever...]] Can be read [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=163496 here]] if you're a member of AlternateHistoryDotCom.

This timeline is primarily designed to bring hot chicks and airships together in an interwar (1918-1939) setting. Along with gas masks, ridiculously conspicuous uniforms, and sabers, Damsels and Dirigibles intends to create a unique aesthetic style that is chock full of [[AnachronismStew fanciful anachronisms]] and [[TwoFistedTales all around pulpy fun]]. Although this timeline has a rather dull point of divergence (the Hague Convention of 1899, where sniper rifles were banned instead of gas warfare, leading to a bloodier UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne), the plentiful (albeit amateur) illustrations and harrowing tales should nullify any historical boredom you happen to come upon. Original illustrations, whether they be sketches or fake newspaper clippings, periodically accompany updates, and naturally they heavily feature the titular damsels and dirigibles.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* ActionGirl: Armada Air Marines, Valkyrie-Vixens, and much more. Not so surprising when 4 out of 5 League Armada personnel are female.
* AlternateHistory: The Point of Divergence is the Hague Convention of 1899, where sniper rifles are outlawed instead of chemical weapons.
* AllohistoricalAllusion: [[spoiler: Karla's application to Vienna's Academy Of Fine Arts is rejected by Hitler, now the Academy's Director Of Admissions]]
* BreakTheCutie: Karla, [[spoiler: complete with verbal and physical abuse and the never-ending fear of execution. She got better]]
* ButterflyOfDoom: played completely straight with the Great War, where casualties were much larger due to greater chemical weapons stockpiles. Inverted with [[spoiler: Hitler: he gets shot in an accident]].
* CoolAirship: Thousands of them.
* DeathByDisfigurement: [[spoiler: Averted with Group Captain O' Malley]]
* EldritchAbomination: Hinted at in the Antarctic expedition arc, along with the Call of Cthulhu inspired arc.
* FishOutOfWater: Armitage, when it comes to violence.
* {{Gendercide}}: The Great War killed most military age men in Western Europe and North America.
* ForWantOfANail: Or rather, for want of sniper rifles.
* GenderRarityValue: Understandably, the League Armada doesn't put male recruitment as their top priority.
* HiddenDepths: Invoked [[spoiler: and cruelly subverted]] by Fregattenkapitan von Arnauld. At first, he looks like a decent soldier unjustly branded for serving as a U-boat captain in the war, strongly associated with war crimes and general DirtyCoward attitude even though he claims to have never torpedoed a civilian ship. [[spoiler: apparently TookALevelInJerkass by sexually exploiting Karla and then trying to off her]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: played straight when Veronique wears one to look impressive at the negotiations. Averted when [[spoiler: hundreds of Japanese troops are shot down in a banzai charge.]]
* LadyInRed: Veronique. She's most likely TheVamp and shows some elements of TheBaroness too.
* LameExcuse: [[spoiler: "For the ten thousandth time, he fell out of the fucking window!" ]]
* UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations: They're powerful and influential enough to have their own peacekeeping force: the League Armada.
* ManipulativeBitch: It's real hard to decide when, if ever, Veronique is honest with Armitage.
* MultinationalTeam: The League Armada and the Valkyrie-Vixens.
* PunkPunk: Somewhere between SteamPunk and DieselPunk
* RuleOfCool: mostly averted, the Cool Airships are there for a good reason, and are quite vulnerable to AA guns
* VillainProtagonist: Veronique .
* TookALevelInBadass: Karla, at this point, appears to overcome her Woobieness and start to act as a competent officer.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds : If Karla isn't already this, then she's moving at full speed towards it.
* WomanInBlack: Group Captain O'Malley.
* WomanInWhite: Flight Lieutenant Karla Glauser.
* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld
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18th Apr '14 4:09:42 AM LongLiveHumour
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An AlternateHistory timeline posted on AlternateHistoryDotCom. Taking place after a much bloodier WorldWarOne, a much more powerful League of Nations maintains a massive airship armada for the purposes of peacekeeping. Since the vast majority of the military age male population died in the Great War, the airships are crewed mostly by women. However, the League Armada finds itself over extended on many fronts as it tries to stem the rising tide of conflict. Meanwhile [[Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness an expedition to Antarctica returns with news that could change the world forever...]] Can be read [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=163496 here]] if you're a member of AlternateHistoryDotCom.

This timeline is primarily designed to bring hot chicks and airships together in an interwar (1918-1939) setting. Along with gas masks, ridiculously conspicuous uniforms, and sabers, Damsels and Dirigibles intends to create a unique aesthetic style that is chock full of [[AnachronismStew fanciful anachronisms]] and [[TwoFistedTales all around pulpy fun]]. Although this timeline has a rather dull point of divergence (the Hague Convention of 1899, where sniper rifles were banned instead of gas warfare, leading to a bloodier WorldWarOne), the plentiful (albeit amateur) illustrations and harrowing tales should nullify any historical boredom you happen to come upon. Original illustrations, whether they be sketches or fake newspaper clippings, periodically accompany updates, and naturally they heavily feature the titular damsels and dirigibles.

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An AlternateHistory timeline posted on AlternateHistoryDotCom. Taking place after a much bloodier WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, a much more powerful League of Nations maintains a massive airship armada for the purposes of peacekeeping. Since the vast majority of the military age male population died in the Great War, the airships are crewed mostly by women. However, the League Armada finds itself over extended on many fronts as it tries to stem the rising tide of conflict. Meanwhile [[Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness an expedition to Antarctica returns with news that could change the world forever...]] Can be read [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=163496 here]] if you're a member of AlternateHistoryDotCom.

This timeline is primarily designed to bring hot chicks and airships together in an interwar (1918-1939) setting. Along with gas masks, ridiculously conspicuous uniforms, and sabers, Damsels and Dirigibles intends to create a unique aesthetic style that is chock full of [[AnachronismStew fanciful anachronisms]] and [[TwoFistedTales all around pulpy fun]]. Although this timeline has a rather dull point of divergence (the Hague Convention of 1899, where sniper rifles were banned instead of gas warfare, leading to a bloodier WorldWarOne), UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne), the plentiful (albeit amateur) illustrations and harrowing tales should nullify any historical boredom you happen to come upon. Original illustrations, whether they be sketches or fake newspaper clippings, periodically accompany updates, and naturally they heavily feature the titular damsels and dirigibles.
14th May '13 8:36:45 AM StarSword
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* LeagueOfNations: They're powerful and influential enough to have their own peacekeeping force: the League Armada.

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* LeagueOfNations: UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations: They're powerful and influential enough to have their own peacekeeping force: the League Armada.
11th Jan '13 11:49:48 PM captainpat
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* GoodLookingPrivates: Many of the female soldiers are as pretty as they're competent. It probably helps that their nicely done uniforms also [[ClothingDamage get torn up on more than one occasion]].
11th Sep '12 2:42:42 AM msq
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* GoodLookingPrivates: Many of the female soldiers are as pretty as they're competent. It probably helps that their nicely done uniforms also [[ClothingDamage get torn up on more than one occasion]].


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* LeagueOfNations: They're powerful and influential enough to have their own peacekeeping force: the League Armada.
23rd Jul '12 11:59:58 AM Nocturna
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* Mind RapeAsRedemption: Played with. Veronique is still a very malevolent villain after the incident with the EldritchAbomination Old Ones. Well, mostly.
7th Jul '12 4:18:36 AM Sheora
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* LesYay: Karla and [[spoiler: Elise]] have some undertones of that.
7th Jul '12 4:17:51 AM Sheora
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->There is no hope, no idealism, no raison d'etre...but there's damsels and dirigibles, and that's good enough for me.

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->There ->''There is no hope, no idealism, no raison d'etre...but there's damsels and dirigibles, and that's good enough for me.''



!!Damsels and Dirigibles contains examples of the following tropes:

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!!Damsels and Dirigibles contains examples of the following tropes:----
!!Provides Examples Of:



* KatanasAreJustBetter: played straight when Veronique wears one to look impressive at the negotiations. Averted hard when [[spoiler: hundreds of Japanese troops are shot down in a banzai charge.]]

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* KatanasAreJustBetter: played straight when Veronique wears one to look impressive at the negotiations. Averted hard when [[spoiler: hundreds of Japanese troops are shot down in a banzai charge.]]
7th Jan '12 2:10:38 PM MagBas
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* MagnificentBastard: Erwin Rommel, the "Arctic Fox" makes an appearence.
7th Jan '12 2:09:58 PM MagBas
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* NeverLiveItDown: Karla, the Butcher of Tsingtao.
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