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Touhou Nekokayou: Scarlet Weather Archive in Japanese Red #88

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Characters: Mima, Yukari Yakumo, Reimu Hakurei, Ran Yakumo, Marisa Kirisame, Flandre Scarlet, Yuyuko Saigyouji, Kaguya Houraisan, Fujiwara no Mokou

Yeah, I totally went there. And there. And there. :3

I think this conveys what I wanted to do a lot better than the previous "epic" comic. Apart from anything else (a phrase which I notice I have grossly overused), it gets the death right, i.e. Yukari, arguably the most powerful being in Gensokyo. Mima then proceeds to hang a lampshade (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 the author's intentions in doing so. (spoiler: it fails)

Oh yeah, the panel with Mokou and Kaguya is randomized. I made a new awesome update to the script-parser to get that to work without much prompting! Did it with #51, too.

I think I've just about run out of "Meanwhile ..." jokes. Well, at least as far as getting this silly goes.

So, the mirror-universe counterpart of "forgetting to actually capture panels" is turning out to be "forgetting to save the transcript before starting to work on the next panel." Ah well ...

Transcript

  1. (Closeup of Mima against a fiery dark background.)
    Mima: IT TOTALLY ACTUALLY WAS ME THIS TIME!!
  2. (She is hovering by a cliff under a crescent moon.)
    Mima: Soon, I shall defeat Reimu Hakurei once and for all! All those other times she beat me were just flukes!
  3. (Yukari suddenly comes out of a gap behind her.)
    Yukari: 'Scuthe me, Mima, but I don't think Reimu will let you beat her, you're not a fighting game endboss.
    SFX: FOOP
  4. (Yukari closes the gap behind her.)
    Mima: Yeah, well, this is a fanfic, not an official game, so any-thing goes! now I'm gonna show how EPIC the story is by killing you!!
    Yukari: (sardonic) That simple, huh?
  5. (Mima sets Yukari's face on fire.)
    Mima: um ... YES!
    SFX: BOOMIES
  6. (Yukari explodes, sending Mima flying.)
    SFX: KRAKOW
    Mima: WAUGH!
  7. Narration box: Meanwhile ...
    (Flandre and Yuyuko stand in the hall in Hakugyokurou; Yuyuko has an extremely silly expression, and a smaller Yuyuko cheerfully sticking out of her mouth.)
    Flandre: Yo dawg, I heard you like Touhou ghosts, so we put a Yuyuko in your Yuyuko so you can danmaku while you danmaku.
    Yuyuko: GENTLEMEN.
  8. Narration box: Oops, wait, wrong "meanwhile."
    (Mokou and Kaguya are having a Confrontation in the bamboo forest at night, looking Serious.)
    Mokou: I'm tired, Kaguya. Tired of living in eternal hatred, tired of knowing that any day I might have to fight for my life, tired of an endless battle that NEITHER OF US WILL EVER WIN!
    SFX: Looking serious!
  9. (Kaguya responds cheerfully, and Mokou's reaction is a mixture of both annoyance and mirth.)
    Kaguya: Okay, then stop.
    Mokou: Hah, dammit, Kaguya, you're not supposed to act like your "Inaba of the moon/earth" personality, this is supposed to be an EPIC thing!
  10. (Reimu and Ran against a sketchy pink background.)
    Reimu: OH MY GODS! YU-KILLED-KARI!
    Ran: YOU BASTARD!
  11. (Closeup of Marisa against a sketchy pink background.)
    Marisa: NO WAY! THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!
  12. (Ran, Reimu, and Marisa face off against Mima at the End of Gensokyo.)
    Ran: What you have done is unforgiveable!
    Reimu: More importantly, you've created a time paradox! (aside) ... is this gonna happen *every* time we do an "epic" thing?
    Marisa: Hi, boss, I've gotten over my angst, ze!
  13. Ran: (aside) Whaddaya *mean*, "more importantly"?
    Mima: Well, I've killed Yukari to show you I mean business! I could instantly do the same thing to you!
    Reimu: (flinching) Erk!
    Marisa: Goin' all-out right away, huh?
  14. Mima: (turning away) Of course not! I'm just going to run off and leave you alive, to show that you pose no threat!
    Ran: What!? Why, you, I oughta ...
    Reimu: Excuse me? Mima, I thought you were supposed to be intelligent.
    Marisa: Yeah, I mean, like, that's an "Evil Overlord List" violation right there.
  15. (Mima vanishes in a puff of smoke.)
    Ran: GET BACK HERE!
    Mima: Later, 'gators!
    SFX: ZUN
    Reimu: You don't seem too bothered, Marisa ...
    Marisa: Oh, I already know how to beat her, since I used to work for her, y'know?
  16. (Closeup of Marisa against a sketchy pink background, preparing to put on sunglasses.)
    Marisa: Which is to say ...
  17. (Marisa puts the sunglasses on.)
    Marisa: ... she's my ex-boss.
  18. (Wide view of Gensokyo.)
    The Who: YEAHHHH!!!
  19. (Mima floats by an epic background scene by the Moriya Shrine.)
    Mima: And now -- wait, wasn't the moon just a waning crescent just now?
  20. (Ran appears and attacks.)
    Ran: I'LL KILL YOU UNTIL YOU DIE *AGAIN*!!
    SFX: decoy!
    Mima: Oh, back for some fun?
  21. (Ran chomps on Mima's head while Reimu and Marisa fly in from the other direction; Marisa is surfing on her broom and using her mini-hakkero to hit Reimu with a beam which powers her up.)
    SFX: Chomp
    Reimu: HAX SIGN "DEUS EX MACHINA!"
    Mima: Oh ffffff--
  22. (Cut to the surface of the Moon, with Earth visible.)
  23. (Earth explodes.)
    SFX: (BOOMIES, EXCEPT THERE'S NO SOUND IN SPACE)

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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CapedLuigisYoshi

..And now I've seen all five. The "alien invaders" one is comic gold.:D

Mewtroid

This is one of those "random elements" comics? I'm not getting anything different. :(

Kimiko Muffin

Panel ⑨ is the only one that changes.

Demonlord Mikan

TIME PARADOX in a Time Paradox

(Yuyuko in a Yuyuko FTW)

Nate

lol loved the part where she bites on the ghost's head.

Ataeru

inb4 that yuyuko is a spy!

flurk

gosh, marisa always gets the best lines XD

EOCB

my reaction to the Flande and Yuyuko panel: ahe, hemm... WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN?

Player Three

@EOCB: It's a combination of a Pimp My Ride joke and a Team Fortress 2 joke. A very awesome combination.

Houraiguy

There's no sound in space...

I wonder if actually making a note of that should warrant unlocking the No One Could Hear You Scream impossible badge for realistic situationalismingificationisticalism.

Beta-Maxis

The first time I read this it was Kaguya saying 'Then just stop,' which I found extremely sensible. Then again, the others are smart too, mybe more so than the fourth-wall-breaking.

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