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Touhou Nekokayou: Scarlet Weather Archive in Japanese Red #52

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Characters: Koishi Komeiji, Flandre Scarlet, Kogasa Tatara, Kana Anaberal

So yeah, Undefined Fantastic Object hasn't even come out yet, and already I'm using characters therein. Why? Becuase Kogasa is moé.

I think that, of the myriad possibilities for transition-narration-text, the example in panel 4 is easily one of the most nervewracking possibilities to experience firsthand. Mind you, it helps (and half of the whole in-character reason Koishi and Flandre are together is) that Koishi can curb Flandre's impulses ...

Koishi's plan for Kogasa was inspired by a single-page comic in which Koishi (working alone) startled Sanae in a similar manner, although she then simply scampered off "invisibly" without another word. I went with Kana Anaberal in Sanae's place because I just wanted to use a PC-98 character; her line in panel 6 can be taken either as a commentary on the changes to the formula of the Touhou Project series over the years versus the similarities, or a Lampshade Hanging (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) on how much I've screwed with the status-quo whilst at the same time trying to "fit in canon."

Remilia has a somewhat delayed reaction to the sun in Silent Sinner in Blue (and she's still able to have a conversation while Reimu's grabbing her in the EoSD ending), she doesn't INSTANTLY vaporize or anything, so I'm giving Flandre a similar "delay." She's back under Kogasa's umbrella in the last panel, anyway ... though, um, its tongue could have been positioned better ...

Transcript

  1. (Flandre and Koishi are walking through the Magic Forest together.)
    Flandre: The great thing about the Forest is, there's lots of shade, so I don't have to worry as much about burning up!
    Koishi: Mm, not quite what I had in mind, but yeah, that's nice too, isn't it?
    SFX: on a date (without Remilia and Satori's permission)
  2. (They come across Kogasa.)
    Flandre: Huh? Who's that?
    Koishi: Um ... her name's Kogasa Tatara ...
    SFX: Third eye open!!
  3. (Koishi blanches, and Flandre becomes irate)
    Koishi: And she's upset because she ...
    Kogasa: (startled) Gah! A SATORI!? Now I'll never be able to surprise people!!
    Flandre: H-Hey! She's sensitive about that!
    Koishi: ... Um ... can't ... surprise anyone ...
  4. Caption: After they managed to calm Flandre down ...
    Kogasa: Well, um ... I'm sorry I upset you like that ...
    Flandre: Mmm ... and I'm, um ... sorry for ... exploding.
    Koishi: Eh... well, I guess we're even now.
  5. Koishi: So, Kogasa, you're having trouble surprising people? I've got just the thing!
    Flandre: Oh right! You can use your subconscious-thingy to make yourself sorta invisible!
    Kogasa: Ah? You can help me out!?
  6. (Kogasa, Koishi and Flandre sneak up behind Kana outside the Forest.)
    SFX: Invisible from Koishi's "subconsciousness barrier"
    Kana: Hauu ... The more things change in Gensokyo, the more they stay the same ...
  7. (Kogasa becomes visible.)
    Kogasa: BOO!
    Kana: (startled) GAHH!
  8. (Closeup of Kana's annoyed face against a sketchy pink background.)
    Kana: DAMMIT, KOGASA, WILL YOU STOP TH--
  9. (Kogasa vanishes from sight and Flandre stands in her place, visible and wearing an evil face.)
    Flandre: Hi.
    Kana: (even more startled) GYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
  10. (Kogasa, Koishi and Flandre are fleeing from Kana, who is launching danmaku after them. Kogasa is wearing a cat grin, and Flandre also looks pleased.)
    Flandre: I'm getting in so much trouble, and I was starting to feel scorched by the sun ... But that was *so worth it!*

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15 Comments (auto-closed) (rss feed)

Tewi Inonymous

Awwwww the power....homicidal maniac.
Yeah she probably deserves a rather severe sunburn.

Algester

why do we all see kogasa as one of the moe characters next to flandre... @_@ seriously i too somewhat find her moe

Gpop

Koishi x Flan ♠3♠3♠3

Dizzy H. Muffin

Beats me, Algester. There's just something about her which rubs people the right way, I guess. (As an aside, a friend of mine, upon seeing Kogasa for the first time, reacted in astonishment: "Her head! It's naked!")

@Anonymous: Quiet, you, she's been getting better. :P

Tewi Inonymous

Her head being naked must be why her power to surprise humans isn't working. It's amazing she hasn't fallen over dead from lack of head ornamentation.

T34G3

Because she has stored all her power to the moebrella, she doesn't need any head accessories, just like Yuka.

Don't see any reason to that, though, she's not that strong.

Dizzy H. Muffin

You know, it may be just me, but I'm having trouble thinking of an oversized eggplant-like umbrella with one eye and a ridiculously large tongue as being "moe." I can understand referring to Kogasa herself as a "moebrella," but ...

T34G3

I was referring to the body, not the umbrella.

T34G3

I read my post again.

I think I lost myself.

Cat Megex

Meh, I prefer Nazrin.

Dizzy H. Muffin

Yeah, but Nazrin wouldn't fit in with any of the ideas I've got right now. :B

Well ... not in Scarlet Weather Archive, anyway.

Arlekin

Aww! Koishi and Flandre's first (official) date!

universalperson

This joke is even funnier after UFO.

Desu Cake

You know what makes this even more funny? The fact that the word Boo literally means "The devil is behind you".

BigB

Kagosa is THE new "Youkai-Moe" much to Yuuka's dismay.