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Characters: Youmu Konpaku, Yuyuko Saigyouji, Reimu Hakurei, Yukari Yakumo, Ran Yakumo

This is the first comic made since my external HD crashed. Among other things, I had to recreate the template for titles, nyoro~n ... Fortunately, this was easy, and I also rescued Sakuya's Dio pose, which I'd previously uploaded.

Anyway, the comic is a parody of the doujin "Nonfiction in Silver" by Milk Bar. If it doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense, don't be alarmed: the original doesn't, either. (And I swear I hadn't been planning on going over 20 panels when I first started making this ...) Mind you, almost none of Yuyuko's shenanigans are particularly exaggerated from the original. Yuyuko's final lines are a verbatim quote from the translation I read. Youmu's reaction is entirely my own, however.

I suppose you don't have to consider this actually-happened-within-Nekokayou-continuity ... insofar as the rest of the series is "exaggerated for humorous effect" as it is (the way Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth is with the actual continuity) ...

One problem with create.swf (and the super-deformed style in general) is that it is difficult to depict a character holding an object above their head or reaching out to touch another character's face. I did an ... okay job depicting it in panel 3 and 23, I suppose. Other complications: there's no long-sleeved "hands reaching up to face," and the Wild Words font has no tilde symbol (at least, not as KirbyM compiled it into create.swf).

I'm probably not going to use new-Reimu's hair-colors. I dunno ... the bluish-black shade just kinda looks better for some reason. Maybe it's just because I'm used to it. This is the return of "PCB-Reimu with Yorihime's hair," by the way.

I made the Saigyou Ayakashi dream/Youmu waking up sequences yesterday, and the rest of it today. This was because I started too late last night ... and then I had to go back and add Yuyuko's three ghost-thingies I always have with her. I decided not to put ghost-thingies around Hatless Yuyuko to add to the effect of "something's not quite right here."

As of 18 September 2009, I split it up into two separate images on the basis that it was getting a little longish ...

Transcript

  1. Narration box: Shortly after PCB ...
    (Youmu is floating by the mostly-blooming Saigyou Ayakashi.)
    Youmu: Huh? What is this? Some kind of dream sequence?
  2. (Yuyuko is lying in bed.)
    Yuyuko: Wait, whut?
  3. (Back in the dream sequence, Yuyuko appears before Youmu, the upper half of her face cut off by the top of the panel (and without the ghostly shapes that usually surround her).)
    "Yuyuko": (flowery pink text) Oh Youmu ...
    Youmu: Huh? Miss Yuyuko?
    Voice: Youmu, wake up! ... Youmu!
  4. (Youmu awakens to find Yuyuko lifting a dresser over her head.)
    Yuyuko: One ... two ... Ah, you're awake!
    Youmu: GAH!! Miss Yuyuko!!
  5. (They walk through the mansion.)
    Yuyuko: So, anyway, yeah. Something's been on my mind, and we'd better get going!
    Youmu: This early? Um ... okay ...
  6. (They fly through the sky.)
    Youmu: So ... where *are* we going?
    Yuyuko: Good question! Hmm ...
    Youmu: You mean you haven't decided?
    Yuyuko: Of course I have! Now, lessee ... which way ...
  7. (Youmu and Yuyuko land at the Shrine; Reimu has her not-really-PCB-hairstyle)
    Reimu: What do you want this early!?
    Yuyuko: Well ... is something strange going on in Gensokyo, do you think?
    Reimu: Um ... nothing since you guys tried to steal spring, no.
  8. (Yuyuko leads Youmu away.)
    Yuyuko: Okay, then! Let's go, Youmu!
    Reimu: Argh! Getting me up this early for nothing!
  9. (At Yukari's house.)
    Yuyuko: ... and that's why we're here.
    Yukari: Hmm. Ran, could you and Youmu keep watch outside?
  10. (After Youmu and Ran have left:)
    Yukari: (serious) Yuyuko, it seems that when you tried to make that cherry tree bloom, you accidentally the border of the Netherworld.
    Yuyuko: Accidentally what?
  11. Yukari: The border of the Netherworld.
    (Yuyuko bashfully puts a hand on her face.)
    Yuyuko SFX: nyoro~n nyoro~n
  12. (Youmu and Ran are keeping watch outside when Yuyuko and Yukari come out.)
    Youmu: I hate it when they do that.
    Ran: Yeah, I know, right?
    Yuyuko: Okay, Yukari agreed to settle it! Let's go, Youmu!
  13. (Only Youmu and Yukari; Youmu has one of her swords out.)
    Yukari: Youmu, for what reason do you stand by Yuyuko's side?
    Youmu: Ah ... to protect my lady, of course!
    Yukari: Then, promise me you'll never lose track of that purpose!
  14. (Yuyuko comes back into the panel)
    Yuyuko: Youmuuuuu! Come ooooon!
    Yukari: (sweatdrop) Right, uh, run along now.
    Youmu: (sweatdrop) Right ...
  15. Narration box: That night ...
    (The non-ghostly Yuyuko with the upper half of her face cut off has appeared again.)
    "Yuyuko": (flowery pink text) I am floating above you, Youmu!
    Youmu: This again?
    Youmu: Why's the Saigyou Ayakashi blooming?
  16. ("Yuyuko" floats downward; it is now revealed that she has no hat.)
    "Yuyuko": (normal font, but still pink) I'm glad you've come for me!
    Youmu: Yes! Wherever you tell me to go, there I'll be, my lady!
  17. ("Yuyuko" floats past the Saigyou Ayakashi.)
    "Yuyuko": Then I shall take you over there!
    Voice: ... Youmu!
    Youmu: Huh?
  18. ("Yuyuko" stops by the center of the tree.)
    "Yuyuko": What's wrong?
    Youmu: I'm sorry, Lady Yuyuko, but the one I am sworn to protect is the one over *here.*
  19. "Yuyuko": (smiling) I'm glad she's got you, then!
    "Yuyuko": But I will show her that the boundary between life and death is unclear!
    Voice: ... Youmu! Wake up!
  20. (Youmu awakens, to find Yuyuko holding a stone.)
    Yuyuko: Ah! You're awake!
    Youmu: ... is that the stone we use for pickling?
  21. Yuyuko: (tossing it away) Yes, exactly! Got it in one!
    Youmu: (waving her arms in fury) I KNOW THAT! YOU COULD'VE KILLED ME IF YOU'D HIT ME WITH THAT!
  22. SFX: crash
    Yuyuko: Really, running off like that ... I can't rely on you at all! Thank heavens Yukari closed the border for me!
    Youmu: (sweatdrop) Whut.
  23. (Yuyuko places a hand on Youmu's cheek.)
    Yuyuko: Youmu.
    Youmu: Yes?
    Yuyuko: You can't go off and die when I'm not around, because ...
  24. (Yuyuko holds Youmu.)
    Yuyuko: I will be there to kill you.
  25. (Youmu runs out of Hakugyokurou.)
    Youmu: GYAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!

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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Tunod

This 'Nonfiction in Silver' thing must be on some kind of whacky tobacky. Trying to read this, I accidentally my brain. :(

Gamerofthegame

... What the fuck? <<

Dizzy H. Muffin

Okay I have added an actual link to the doujin.

KirbyM

The panel where Yuyuko says "Youmuuuu! Come oooon!" has the wrong color for Yuyuko's sleeves. And also, if you want a "long-sleeved hands reaching up to face" object, you can suggest it and it'll probably be in next week. This is because I often forget suggestions if they aren't posted in the latest create.swf update (although sometimes if they are posted, I still forget somehow).

Dizzy H. Muffin

Oops, fixeded.

Tesmy

Those last few panels freaked me out and made me laugh at the same time.

...Well, it didn't really freak me out, I just got nervous. Close enough.

Anonymous

I had to read this in Internet Explorer because Firefox was having trouble loading this single comic. It was worth it. Great job as always.

Dizzy H. Muffin

Yeah, Firefox sometimes has problems with Files Of An Unusual Size, and this one ended up being was over a meg and a half. Hmm ... I ought to look into setting the comic-system up so I can sorta split them in half ... as well as tricks to making them smaller, filewise ...

Tewi Inonymous

Exagerated for humorous effect? You realize this is touhou...
Your comics are arguably less insane than the game plots, if more comedic.

Also what is with treating ghost yuyuko and not dead yuyuko as separate? IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE.

Gpop

I knew this comic seemed similar to some other doujin I read long ago.

Although I found this funnier than the original (despite the added comedy).

Tewi Inonymous

Also, i think the ending makes perfect sense in your version. The added comedic bent makes it obvious "Yuyuko is saying that to freak youmu out." instead of "Wait..whut?"

Anonymous

I have no problems viewing this but some pictures on the AnimeSuki forum sometimes... disappears o.o Maybe it got removed...

AnotherMouse

I... what?

Head hurty now I accidentally.

Rabbit

This comic just jumped off the surreal end, even for Touhou. On the other hand there is always time for smoked cheese.

Suikama

I'd her myon

Anonymous

I suspect that the ending is supposed to mean that she intends to use her power to kill Youmu, and thus send her back to Hakugyokurou.

... And if Youmu tries to run, she'll camp the spawn point ;)

Dizzy H. Muffin

Which ending? My comic, the original doujin?

cirno (9)

wheres the actual comic, i tried to get to it on touhou wikia but it said i didnt have access...

cirno (9)

scratch that, i found the comic. and youre right it dosent make sense!

Kitsune Inari

I used create.swf to fully implement the meme.

CapedLuigisYoshi

Where does that joke come from, anyways? The "accidentally [noun]" thing?

Dizzy H. Muffin

It's a 4chan meme.