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Touhou Nekokayou #22: Inaba of the Breeze and Inaba of the Snacks

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Touhou Nekokayou: Scarlet Weather Archive in Japanese Red #22

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Characters: Midori Inaba, Mika Sayomi Inaba, Tewi Inaba, Reisen Udongein Inaba, Eirin Yagokoro, Kaguya Houraisan

Leave it to Tewi to come up with a use for Mika's existence power ... and for said use to involve a prank. And then Midori, who knows trouble when she sees it, decides she'd rather have just Tewi mad at her than the entire "upper class" of Eientei ...

For a minute, I was somewhat worried about it being sort of "munchkining" about Midori's power — it never actually says anywhere that she can make it "any" flavor like this — but then I decided that Rule Of Funny (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) would handle it.

When Tewi's name is romanized, it is sometimes spelled "Tei," since the kana for "wi" was declared obsolete in 1946. Of course, you could say that it fits the "people actively disbelieve in it" criteria for things to exist in Gensokyo ...

The title is of course a reference to Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth.

Transcript

  1. (Mika and Midori pound rice.)
    Mika: Dang! Look at how fast we finished pounding the rice!
    Midori: Yeah, funny how that happens when we put some actual effort into it!
    Tewi: (entering) There you are!
  2. Mika: Oh -- Miss Tei!
    Midori: What's up? We just got done with this batch ...
    Tewi: Well, I've got a very special assignment just for you two!
  3. Mika: This isn't gonna turn into revenge for slacking off, is it?
    Tewi: Course not, I slack off more than both of you combined all the time!
    Midori: (glancing back in annoyance to Mika) ...
  4. (Eirin, Kaguya, and Reisen wander through the forest, accompanied by Mika, Midori, and Tewi. Reisen is holding a ball of mochi.)
    Kaguya: We really ought to go for more walks like this, Eirin!
    Eirin: Glad to see you're taking that attitude again, Princess!
    Reisen SFX: hasn't eaten her mochi
  5. Mika: Hang on ... I think I see something moving up there ...
    SFX: manipulation of wind in leaves
    Eirin: Hm? Um ... I think ...
    Tewi: (cheerful) Hey, yeah, I think I see some kinda shadow or something ...
  6. (Midori focuses on Reisen's mochi ball, which gets sort of special effects around it. Tewi smirks.)
    SFX: manipulation of flavor
    Kaguya: (looking up) Think it's something dangerous?
    Eirin: Well, obviously not to you ... Mika, can you try to flush it out by making a more intense wind around it?
  7. Mika: There! Um ... huh, there's nothing there ...
    Eirin: (narrowing her eyes slightly) Strange ...
    Tewi: (cheerful) Say, Udonge, why aren't you eating your mochi?
    Reisen: Huh? Um ... I dunno ...
  8. (Closeup of Reisen against sketchy pink background as she takes a bite out of the mochi ball.)
    SFX: nom
  9. (She lowers it and narrows her eyes.)
    Text: ...?
  10. (Mika and Midori start to nervously scoot away. Tewi is alarmed.)
    SFX: nervously backing off
    Reisen: Miss Eirin ... could you check the taste of this mochi for me?
    Eirin: Hmm? Er ... all right ...
    Tewi: (thought cloud) What!? It's supposed to be spicy beyond sanity!
  11. (Closeup of Eirin against sketchy pink background as she takes a bite out of the mochi ball.)
    SFX: nom
    Eirin: (thought cloud) Hmm ... yeah, that's an unusual flavor ... Hang on, is that a pattern? Wait ... it almost looks like ... a sort of code ... let's see ...
  12. (Mika and Midori disappear, and Tewi blanches.)
    SFX: zip
    Eirin: Yes, it tastes almost exactly like "Tewi is trying to get me and Mika to pull a prank."
  13. (Mika and Midori fly at top speed through the bamboo forest in a panic.)
    Midori: So, uh ... why *do* some people call her "Tewi" and some people call her "Tei"?
    Mika: Um ... dunno! I think it's because in the outside world, the character for "wi" got trashed or something ...
  14. (Tewi chases after them murderously.)
    Midori: But we don't live in the outside world ...
    Mika: Yeah, I think some people are just confused about things ...

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Zemyla

That's certainly an interesting flavor. I wonder what it tastes like?

Also, I love Reisen's Flat What (Warning, link leads to TVTropes. Zemyla will not be held responsible for hours of time lost as a result of following it), so I added it to the article.

Kimiko Muffin

It tastes exactly as Eirin described it, of course. ;)