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Touhou Nekokayou #76: Catness, part 14

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Touhou Nekokayou: Scarlet Weather Archive in Japanese Red #76

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Characters: Flandre Scarlet, Cirno, Koishi Komeiji, Mima, Tenshi Hinanai

Story begins here! Oh dear, the end is nowhere in sight again.

I've actually been planning on having Cirno say "Okay, even I think that's stupid!" for a while, now (as in, before I knew exactly who the culprit would be). Ditto Koishi pointing out the culprit by reading their mind.

Panel 9 and 11 are the only ones that didn't require photoshop in some capacity, because Koishi's ears and tail were not visible in them.

Actually, the Nice Boat required a little bit of photoshopping, to get it small enough to be acceptable for the comic (both filesize and panel-size, and I did the latter in IrfanView). I also just wanted to do a panel with silly "beating up" SFX.

Oh look, create.swf update. KirbyM added heart-danmaku just in time to be too late for the last comic ... (Speaking of which, since I didn't get to commentate on that: Koishi's the only character there who'd been in a game where a "flash background-change" happened.)

Transcript

  1. (Koishi (cat-eared), Cirno, and Flandre (cat-eared) face off against what appears to be Mima, against that epic background with the torii atop the mountain against the full moon.)
    Cirno: (with an expression of stupidity) I dunno who that is.
    Flandre: Um, Koishi, she doesn't look anything like you described her.
    Koishi: Hmm ... Well, um ...
    Mima: Oh ho ho ho ho! I don't know who you were expecting, but I, the dark spirit Mima, will --
  2. (Switch to the opposite direction; Mima and Koishi against a dark night sky.)
    Koishi: (unimpressed) "Uh-oh, how does she know what I usually look like?"
    Mima: (panicked sweatdrop) W-what!? But ... but that's ...
  3. (Mima blanches and shrinks back.)
    Koishi: Well, I'm a satori. I can go and *look* at what you're thinking, TENSHI.
    Mima: (sweatdrop) Ah! N-no, it's not what you're thinking, you're reading my mind wrong, it's supposed to be "ten" as in "ceremony" and "shi" as in "death"!
  4. (Back to the other view; Koishi, Flandre, and Cirno all have identical "total logic failure" expressions.)
    Text: .....
  5. ("Mima" transforms in a puff of smoke into an irate Tenshi, standing on a Stone of the Celestials.)
    Flandre: "Reading your mind wrong"?
    Cirno: Okay, even *I* think that's stupid!
    Koishi: Yeah, seriously.
    Tenshi: I HATE YOU AAALLLLL!!
  6. (Tenshi turns away, pouting. Cirno has a cat-smile.)
    Flandre: So, what was her deal?
    Tenshi: Hmph!
    Koishi: (cheerfully) Boredom. She used that "Stone of the Celestials" to give herself a power boost so she could turn people all over Gensokyo into cats.
  7. Flandre: Isn't that just one of those earthquake-keystones she uses as weapons?
    Tenshi: (turning back cheerfully) Nah, those have paper seals hanging from the rope.
    Koishi: Yeah ... uh, you know, Tenshi, most people don't cause Incidents *specifically* so that people will stop them.
  8. Tenshi: (brightly cheerful) That just means I'm unique!
    Flandre: ... Are we gonna punish her for this?
    Kosihi: Mm, I suppose we ought to.
    Cirno: Hooray!
  9. (Semi-closeup of Tenshi, brandishing her Hisou sword.)
    Tenshi: Punish me!? I'm a Celestial, with a boost from a Stone of the Celestials! What chance do you think you have against me!?
  10. (Closeup of Koishi, Flandre, and Cirno against a reddish background.)
    Koishi: (wicked grin) Why, a rather good one, actually!
    Flandre: (murderous grin) Have you ever fought an EX-Boss who wasn't just fooling around before?
    Cirno: (cheerful grin) I'm the strongest!
  11. (Cut to the memetic "nice boat" screen.)
    Tenshi: (off-panel) Huh? The strongest what, exac--
    SFX: POW
    SFX: DOINK
    SFX: BEAK
    SFX: SNUH
    SFX: THAP
    SFX: BABOON
    SFX: NOISE
    SFX: SPOOOOOOOOOON!

And now, since the culprit has been actually revealed, solutions to all hints and steganography techniques can be found here! Congratulations to the correct guess: yes, I was trolling everyone with the Mima reveal (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).

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.

14 Comments (auto-closed) (rss feed)

Asator

Well look at that, right from the moment I actually guessed at it.

As a mostly unrelated note, I have now had the privilege of beating the crap out of Tenshi with Cirno in UNL. Now if only Koishi and Flandre were in there...

Tewi Inonymous

*Blink* Isn't what she normally pals around on a stone of the celestials.
Being she's a celestial, and it's a stone, and they look pretty much the same.

Also punishing tenshi is pointless, seeing as she's masochistic, dead, and went to heaven.

Star

Nice Boat.

Cirno's I'm the strongest was timed like a genius.

Dan-heron

those 2 last panels are just hilarious XD Great censoring!

Kimiko Muffin

*takes a bow* Thank you, thank you, thank you ...

tehSandwich

On the subject of that NICE BOAT panel.

"ZUFF! PAN!! SNUH! BORT! POOO! NEWT! MINT! ZAK!" - The Simpsons

Am I touching into something?

Kimiko Muffin

Yes. |3

Asator

The *BABOON* sound effect is the best, though.

OneSS

Oh, it sounds like Tenshi is finding that her hitbox is too ⑨ for -Icicle Fall (Easy)-!

Duran

That was great, I think Tenshi bit off WAY more than she could chew. Koishi alone perhaps, Flandre alone sure, but combined with a (9) on the side? pwnage. And I can imagine Tenshi trying to avoid the two's attack running into Icicle Fall -easy-.

Morgan

Cirno doesn't even *use* Icicle Fall anymore. Or at least, the wiki page for UNL I was looking at doesn't list it. `.`

(UNL actually makes me think "... Just how powerful *is* Cirno, really?", since her final stage in story mode takes place in what ought to be the worst place imaginable for her...)

End nowhere in sight, huh? I wonder if Reimu & Co. will be meeting an extra boss for this incident. `.`

Tunod

At least it's not a giant catfish.

rincewind

How strong is Cirno? She´s the Strongest!!!

And Tenshi must be in Heaven in the last panel. :D

Beta-Maxis

Oh geez two EX-bosses who are serious and Cirno, and me not believing Tenshi's a masochist, OW. Also, I kept imagining the onomatopoeia of a small boat horn sounding out the sound effects in short bleeps along with a long drawn out bellow like at a lighthouse sounding 'SPOOOOON.'