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Touhou Nekokayou #127 (4koma): Shikienanigans: Round 4

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Touhou Nekokayou: Scarlet Weather Archive in Japanese Red #127

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Characters: Shikieiki Yamaxanadu, Komachi Onozuka, Kisume

This is the penultimate round! The last one is next week!

So, in the first two panels, Kisume is referencing tabletop RPGs, where characters have different statistics attached to them. A "dump stat" is one which someone deliberately sets really low, just so they can have more points to distribute in stats they actually expect to use. Some consider this to be a perfectly valid strategy, while others consider it to be stupid and terrible. (The same could be said of if the person running the game were to respond by putting them into situations where said stats would be needed.)

I pretty much like the idea that Komachi is actually really competent when she gets her act together, she's just really lazy most of the time, so you don't see it. Until, uh, you do! Like here!

The most difficulty I had was getting Kisume to look right in the last panel. Also, I freely admit that I got the punchline from a comic I found on Danbooru (which I'm not going to link because NSFW ads and I'm too lazy to hard-scanlate it RIGHT AFTER I FINISHED WORKING ON THIS COMIC).

Oh yeah ... Wanna know one motivation for doing Ambidextrous Sprite (Warning, link leads to TVTropes. Muffin will not be held responsible for hours of time lost as a result of following it.But see also this disclaimer) in webcomics like this? Laziness. Wanna know another one? Because e.g. Shikieiki holding her Judgment Stick in panel 2 looks kinda weird. (I mean, create.swf and other stuff allows me to switch it around sometimes, like with Utsuho's arm-cannon, but some stuff just doesn't work that way.)

Transcript

  1. Narration Box: Oh, fine, you wanted a scene from the fight? ... Nobody asked!? Bah, here it is anyway!
    (In the thick of battle. Shikieiki is launching Rod of Remorse bullets at Kisume, while Komachi knocks over a bucket.)
    Shiki: Knock over the buckets so she can't teleport between them!
    Komachi: On it!
    Kisume: Augh! Why didn't I put more points into my "dodge" stat!?
    Shiki SFX: JUDGMENT DANMAKU!
  2. (Shikieiki kicks over another bucket. Kisume dodges coin-bullets from Komachi.)
    Kisume: I mean, when I used "Sanity" as a dump stat I had plenty left over ...
    Komachi: Will you quit babblin'!
    Shiki SFX: JUDGMENT KICK!
  3. (Shiki and Komachi face off with Kisume between them.)
    Kisume: But that's my ... Wait, I know!
    Shiki: What?
    Komachi: Huh?
    SFX: JUDGMENT DOUBLETEAM!
  4. (Kisume cheerfully lunges out at Komachi, arms extended.)
    Kisume: MOMMY!
    Komachi: Wha!?
    Shiki: (darkly) Ugh ...
    Shiki Text: GREEN HAIR
    Komachi Text: TWO PONYTAILS WITH DOUBLE HAIRBEADS
    Shiki SFX: JUDGMENT WTF!

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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Vythcaex

And, unsurprisingly, it was made by the same company that made Call of Cthulhu.

They sure like their sanity-rending games, don't they?

FlareIaM

LoL Judgement kick. XD Shiki and Komachi look like they are bulling little Kisume.

Player Three

@Muffin: Hurray for American spellings!

@Miko Mischa: Probably bonked her head while she had her eyes closed. Remember kids, moving around with the "brackets for eyes" expression is dangerous.

Also, I can't help but associate Shiki's "Judgment X!" with Captain Falcon.

Kaerl

Is it me, or are you refering to the Tabletop RPG of Touhou, -flowers-?

Kimiko Muffin

Not particularly.

TheBlueJelly

Hehe, Judgment Kick... Doesn't seem as powerful as Falcon Kick or Building Kick (EXPLOSION!!!!!! P-p-p-p-p-p-power!), but it's definitely better than a normal kick XD

How many daughters do we now have? Orin, Kisume, 60 Years' Shanghai and Carrol...
That, and hurray for the rather... Interesting implications of Komachi and Shikieiki having a daughter! Of course Kisume would be insane! She's got the judge of the dead and said judge's lazy coworker for parents!

Beta Maxis

Kisume looks extremely cute in that last panel.

Inkerius

Huh. I was just reading that comic like an hour ago, then came here and found this. Still say it fits a lot better than that Yukari + Yuuka = Kogasa that seems to be so much more popular.

project_mars

Wait... you mean she didn't turn her head to the side to look at the bucket she kicked and instead turned her whole body?

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