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Touhou Nekokayou: Scarlet Weather Archive in Japanese Red #137

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Characters: Orange, Kana Anaberal, Hina Kagiyama

On last week's comic, someone made a comment about using more less-popular characters, and specifically mentioned Hina. I admit that I don't have that great a handle on what constitutes "less popular" unless we're talking about the Akis or the Prismrivers, but I figured it was safe to use her now that there's no chance of ruining this joke. And Orange and Kana (who is a further callback) are PC-98 characters, making them even more obscure ...

Orange's "kissing" remark was inspired by this picture. No, I don't know why that last panel shows Nitori and Suika kissing each other. I considered making that the actual way she "gathers your misfortune," but I decided that trying to depict kissing in Create.swf is still something that Really Sucks.

I'm not sure why I decided to have Kana Anaberal use "hau" as a verbal tic ... I mean, it's not, y'know, anything from canon. I just decided to reuse something I'd already used once, So Yeah. I'm actually planning on going somewhere with the "I have this friend enemy" line, however; I just didn't have anywhere to go with it this instant. (I was originally thinking of using it for Tewi at some point, since she has no shortage of enemies, but I couldn't think of who she'd actually say it to who'd either be fooled, or who would ask that in response.)

So, yeah, in Nekokayou-canon, I guess Orange's youkai-power is officially literally Angst? What Angst? (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)

Transcript

  1. (Orange and Kana are hanging the vicinity of Youkai Mountain.)
    Orange: Man, so much has changed here ... I wouldn't've expected a whole new Shrine on top of Youkai Mountain!
    Kana: Hau ... You should've seen Hijiri's reaction! Of course, I don't think she actually lived in Gensokyo, but still!
  2. Orange: Yeah ... anyway, Kana, thanks for helping me get up to speed with things!
    Kana: No trouble at all! It is a real misfortune that you were sealed away, even for as relatively short as it was.
  3. (Hina suddenly pops up behind Orange.)
    Hina: Diiiiiid somebody mention misfortune!?
    Orange: Wha!
    Kana: Miss Kagiyama? Er ... no, I was just talking with Orange about her ... situation.
  4. Hina: Sorry, sorry, just my little joke. Although I am detecting a certain amount of misfortune from the little one here ...
    Orange: Oh will you people lay off about the Shrine Maiden sealing me already! I'm fine!!
  5. Hina: No, no! I'm talking about the misfortune from people assuming you need care and comfort, even though you're a youkai of resilience who recovers more easily than you fear!
    Orange: Huh? Well, uh ... I guess that makes sense, as long as this doesn't get recursive ...
  6. Orange: So, um, you're a misfortune-gathering curse goddess, then?
    Hina: Just so! Would you like me to gather your misfortune?
    Orange: Uh, I guess, as long as it doesn't hurt or involve kissing or anything ...
  7. (Ghostly purple energy emerges from Orange and spirals into Hina.)
    Hina: Oh, not at all!
    Orange: Whoa!
    Kana: (startled) Ah!
  8. Hina: And now?
    Orange: That ... actually feels better! Thank you!
    Kana: (smiling) Aha!
  9. (Hina and Orange turn to Kana.)
    Hina: And you, Miss Anaberal? I sensed a slight something ...
    Kana: Hau? I don't know ... well, actually, I have this enemy, who, er ...
    Hina: Hang on, just so we're clear, you aren't talking about yourself, are you?
  10. (Beat panel.)
    Kana: .....
  11. (Kana becomes explosively indignant, and Orange glances back at Hina.)
    Kana: B ... What!? Wh ... Why would you even ... Just, what!?
    Hina: Ah, well, er, never mind, then ...
    Orange: (sweatdrop) .....

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.

18 Comments (auto-closed) (rss feed)

stardf29

What's this? A youkai with the power of anti-angst?

We must dispatch her to rid the universe of grimderp!

Shadow12000

@stardf29

I sure am glad grimderp is a real word, so that when things like this happen they may be described as such.

linkhyrule5

Just curious, when are you going to do a Curse of the Heavens III starring the Spoiler Portal? :P.

Dizzy H. Muffin

When Portal 2 chronologically takes place. ;P

CapedLuigisYoshi

And now that Hina's gotten a canonical appearance in your comic, all is complete.

And so Orange is given a power... is giving specific powers where none is canonical going to be a thing for other characters lacking defined powers?

Dizzy H. Muffin

Probably not, unless things just happen to come together like they did in this case.

Spirit Tsunami

Wow. Thanks for the link, it works out really well with that which I've already done.

(Compulsive shippers, you say? I believe as of Chapter ❿ the count is up to 16 pairings and 1 that doesn't count [which was originally your idea] and as of Chapter ⑫ [most recent chapter at this time] there's also 1 pair of siblings with serious twincest vibes, a fact that I'm not sure if my best and most perverted reviewer has picked up on yet. My guess is that overexposure to explicit doujins has rendered him unable to read between the lines.

Shameless self-promotion? Well, yes, but there's a reason 10 is ❿ rather than ➉...

Metaflare

Orange's power is so amazing and mind blowing that our minds can't begin to comprehend it.

ORANGE IS GYGAS

Bocaj

Nekokayou Orange's power might also make her the Determinator.

Wymar

I like it how derpy Hina is.

:D

Dizzy H. Muffin

@Bocaj: Not really; it's more about bouncing back from stress than being immune to it, I suppose.

Xaltwind

"Less-popular" would probably constitute and encompass any character who doesn't appear regularly or even semi-frequently in either doujin or othe fan-fics of similar nature. But I'm still overjoyed that Hina's gotten her seecond appearance *the utmost self-smug expression you ever did see*

Now we just have to wait for the comic where she spins, spins, spins~

Dizzy H. Muffin

Now we just have to wait for the comic where she spins, spins, spins~

Ah, yes, that was the other "good f'ing luck depicting that in create.swf" thing.

Wymar

Well if she was Alice you could simply rotate her sprite, but alas, she isn't.

DiMastine

Couldn't you cheat it a little and put Hina's head over a cyclone?

linkhyrule5

So, we'll have to wait for the Fate of 360 Years to get that, eh? Shame.

Dizzy H. Muffin

Nah, I meant that's when I'll make it. ;P

linkhyrule5

So I need to give you a time machine? On it! :P