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Touhou Nekokayou: Scarlet Weather Archive in Japanese Red #11

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Characters: Marisa Kirisame, Patchouli Knowledge, Koakuma

Story begins here.

And thus begins Marisa's visits to, and theft from, the Scarlet Devil Mansion library. It's gotten to the point that in fanon, you can't have Marisa and the SDM in the same context without said context consisting of "Marisa steals more books from the library." To be fair, it is canonical, as is the "you can have them back when you die" thing (insofar as you can trust Aya Shameimaru's written word on the subject).

Bizarrely enough, getting the broom to appear halfway through the door in panel 2 entailed some of the most convoluted Photoshop work I've done in order to get it to look right. (And, er, the library isn't supposed to be through the door in panel 1. Whoops ...)

And the non-directional laser (made using a danmaku-cluster of Master Spark objects within create.swf, instead of using Photoshop) caused an atrocious amount of slowdown.

I think the punchline speaks for itself.


  1. (Marisa flies through the Scarlet Devil Mansion, attacking maid-fairies, and walks past a door.)
    Sign: BASEMENT - Warning! Extreme danger!
    Marisa: Dum de dum ... nothing interesting and stealable yet ...
    Maid Fairy #1: Defend against the intruder!
    Maid Fairy #2: (fleeing) Ahhhhhh!
  2. (Closeup of Marisa as she goes through another door.)
    Marisa: Hmm? What's through here?
  3. (Full veiw of the library.)
    Marisa: (grinning cattishly) Library!
  4. (Multiple images of Marisa running through the library, pursued by fairies as Koakuma enters.)
    Marisa: Yay, books books books! MINE!
    Koakuma: Augh, stop her before she takes all the Mistress's books!
  5. (Marisa blasts Koakuma away with a master spark, just as Patchouli enters.)
    Marisa: (psychotic grin) BOOOOOOOOOKS!
    Koakuma: Kyaaan!
    Patchouli: Hmm ... a rat has broken into the Library.
    Blue Spell Card: Love Sign 「Master Spark」
  6. Marisa: Huh? Who you callin' a rat?
    Patchouli: The black-white sneak-thief who enters without permission, and takes books as if they were her own. That's who.
  7. Marisa: Hey! Hmm ... You're a magician-youkai, right? You're gonna live ages longer than a human, so you can just have 'em back when I die!"
    Patchouli: Hmph. Since the gate-guard's cat-like ability to keep rats out is lacking, I shall have to punish you myself ...
  8. (Patchouli fires off four great big lasers, along with spirals of star-danmaku.)
    Patchouli: ... with my precious weapon, the non-directional laser!
    Marisa: Craaaap! Why's there always such a huge jump in difficulty in stage 4!?
  9. Patchouli: Hmhmhmhm. Maybe the mansion's mistress will make a meal of you ...
    Marisa: Uh, I think it's generally a good idea to wait 'til *after* you've won before makin' alliterations like that ...
  10. (A spell card image of Marisa appears as she unleashes a huge blast of rainbow-colored light.)
    Marisa: ... cuz that way you won't be all embarassed cuz of how much time ya wasted if ya lose!
    Patchouli: Ackpth!
    Blue Spell Card: Magic Sign 「Stardust Reverie」
  11. Patchouli: Hmph. Very well ... it looks like I shall have to use one of these ... "Spell Cards."
    Marisa: Heh, sure, knock yourself out!
  12. Patchouli: (suddenly stumbling) Then I shall COUGH cough COUGH cough
  13. (Koakuma comes to carry off Patchouli.)
    Patchouli: cough COUGH cough COUGH
    Marisa: Um ... what ...
    Koakuma: Mistress Patchouli, your anemia and asthma are acting up again ... I told you this would happen if you overexerted yourself!
  14. Patchouli: (off-panel) COUGH cough
    Koakuma: (off-panel) Here, let's get you to bed!
    Marisa: I didn't mean that literally!

All Touhou characters are © Team Shanghai Alice and/or ZUN; create.swf is ⑨ KirbyM with help from Thefre. "Sakura petals" brush in main/4koma logo was made by Kisara Girl. "Falling leaves" brush in 60-Years logo came with Photoshop.

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You know, the wall around the basement door is a different color from the wall around the library, and if an absent-minded git like me can pick up on that I don't think there's much to worry about.