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CSA0181: Marisa: Strife Modus: CONVERSE -Synthesis-

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Shenanigans in a Magical Forest

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MARISA: What'd you do to Nitori?

REIMU: Nothing. I just put a shield around her. Then Yukari blew us up for no adequately explored reason.

MARISA: What.

REIMU: In any event, whatever this is, it's possessing you.

MARISA: What? The hell it is. I'm perfectly in control of myself, and even if these spirit-things are tryin' to--

REIMU: Correction: You think you're "perfectly in control of yourself."

MARISA: Okay, yeah, well, what do you want I should do about the spirits? And when am I actually allowed to find out about their ... nature?

REIMU: Well, first of all, that was an example of them controlling you just now.

MARISA: Huh?

REIMU: Exactly. According to Yukari, they seem to be mindless spirits, operating as instinctive reflections of our desires and urges.

MARISA: Yeah ... I admit that I can sometimes "hear" what they're "commanding," and I can just disregard the weirder commands, like the one that just tried to get me to ask if you like dancing. Or, y'know, just wantin' me to attack ya out of hand.

REIMU: Yes, that is fairly stupid.

MARISA: They seem kinda helpful, though. Or at least they ... think they're helpful ...

REIMU: All that means is that they're using your mind to produce thoughts that will protect them. Now, I thought it would be a simple matter of just putting a seal around you, which worked perfectly well with the ice-fairy, but they seem to have gone into a fight-or-flight response.

MARISA: What'd you do to Nitori?

REIMU: Nothing. I just put a shield around her. Then Yukari blew us up for no adequately explored reason.

MARISA: What.

REIMU: In any event, whatever this is, it's possessing you.

MARISA: What? The hell it is. I'm perfectly in control of myself, and even if these spirit-things are tryin' to--

REIMU: Correction: You think you're "perfectly in control of yourself."

MARISA: Okay, yeah, well, what do you want I should do about the spirits? And when am I actually allowed to find out about their ... nature?

REIMU: Well, first of all, that was an example of them controlling you just now.

MARISA: Huh?

REIMU: Exactly. According to Yukari, they seem to be mindless spirits, operating as instinctive reflections of our desires and urges.

MARISA: Yeah ... I admit that I can sometimes "hear" what they're "commanding," and I can just disregard the weirder commands, like the one that just tried to get me to ask if you like dancing. Or, y'know, just wantin' me to attack ya out of hand.

REIMU: Yes, that is fairly stupid.

MARISA: They seem kinda helpful, though. Or at least they ... think they're helpful ...

REIMU: All that means is that they're using your mind to produce thoughts that will protect them. Now, I thought it would be a simple matter of just putting a seal around you, which worked perfectly well with the ice-fairy, but they seem to have gone into a fight-or-flight response.

MARISA: Yeah? I kinda felt a sort of panicked sense a while before you ran into Nitori ...

REIMU: That must have been me severing the connection with Cirno. But now I don't know what they'll make you do next. They might even take complete control, if they haven't already. If I'm actually talking to you-Marisa-Kirisame, then I'm sorry, but this will be much easier to sort out if you're unconscious.

MARISA: Okay, no.

REIMU: It's the only way to be sure.

MARISA: How do I know you aren't being under some kinda control?

REIMU: Because I already shielded myself. You've recovered from worse, and it wasn't from someone trying to help.

MARISA: I'm beginnin' to think I don't want your ... "help." I'm a big girl, appearances notwithstanding these days. I can take care of myself.

REIMU: And whose thought is that? Yours, or theirs?

MARISA: Yeah, we're just gonna be goin' in circles if we go down that path. Nothin' more worth sayin', is there?

REIMU: I couldn't agree more. Hold still a second.

MARISA: Yeah right. Bitch, get outta the way! I got a hat full o' mini-hakkero, a fistfull o' Spell Cards, and a head full o' mad.

REIMU: That's nice. I have the gods to summon.

MARISA: Yeah?

MARISA: Yeah? I kinda felt a sort of panicked sense a while before you ran into Nitori ...

REIMU: That must have been me severing the connection with Cirno. But now I don't know what they'll make you do next. They might even take complete control, if they haven't already. If I'm actually talking to you-Marisa-Kirisame, then I'm sorry, but this will be much easier to sort out if you're unconscious.

MARISA: Okay, no.

REIMU: It's the only way to be sure.

MARISA: How do I know you aren't being under some kinda control?

REIMU: Because I already shielded myself. You've recovered from worse, and it wasn't from someone trying to help.

MARISA: I'm beginnin' to think I don't want your ... "help." I'm a big girl, appearances notwithstanding these days. I can take care of myself.

REIMU: And whose thought is that? Yours, or theirs?

MARISA: Yeah, we're just gonna be goin' in circles if we go down that path. Nothin' more worth sayin', is there?

REIMU: I couldn't agree more. Hold still a second.

MARISA: Yeah right. Bitch, get outta the way! I got a hat full o' mini-hakkero, a fistfull o' Spell Cards, and a head full o' mad.

REIMU: That's nice. I have the gods to summon.

MARISA: Yeah?

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Formica Archonis

Oh my god you used part of my silly modified Doom comic ranting.

I... did NOT expect that.

teejeh

I have to say the distinction between 'reflections of one's desires and urges mindlessly giving commands' and 'being completely in control of oneself but more self-aware than usual' is lost on me. So I find it pretty silly that Reimu is worried about Marisa being 'controlled' by the spirits.

Beta Maxis

Oh my gourd, I just had a Heel Realization, WE ARE THE BAD GUYS! All us in front of the screens are mind controlling them and they DON'T like it! We are the ones trying to destroy their wills! Oh the humanity! (P.S. Well played, muffin)