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Touhou Nekokayou: Scarlet Weather Archive in Japanese Red #91

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Characters: Reimu Hakurei, Marisa Kirisame, Hong Meiling, Sakuya Izayoi

It was unseasonably warm today, so I just decided I'd use updated-Marisa in her summer-clothes. But the minute I saw that the latest version of create.swf had colorizable-bullets (remember this?), I knew what I had to do! This was just a making-it-up-as-I-went-along, I didn't originally have anything in mind for both why Sakuya and Meiling weren't just going out in Meiling's time off, and why Sakuya would have just enough time to ZA WARUDO and nothing else.

Yes, I know that's not exactly what "Wind Chime of Colorful Rainbow" looks like exactly, shut up.

The reason for Marisa's sudden change of heart was because I'd already made the panel of her wandering off and going "Later," but I'd forgotten that I'd needed her present for the punch line (instead of, y'know, trying to rework that panel). Which, incidentally, has a similar ending to a particular installment of Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth; hence Marisa's line.

Also I had Reimu lose instead of "HUZZAH MEILING PROMPTLY GETS SQUISHED" because I'm feeling irate towards the concept of making existing characters into buttmonkeys (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) and making this the sole reason for their appearance.

Transcript

  1. (Marisa and Reimu are standing in front of the Shrine, Reimu with her broom. It is autumn, but Marisa is in her summer clothes.)
    Marisa: ... I mean, really, someone give Shizuha Aki a smack, today's way too warm fer autumn, ze!
    Reimu: I'm sure you'll cheerfully go all out the next time you run into her.
  2. (Meiling flies over to them.)
    Meiling: Reimu Hakurei, I challenge you to a spell card duel!
    Marisa: Shouldn't you be guardin' the gate?
    Meiling: I have time off, Remilia's guarding it herself! (And Sakuya's too busy to go out.)
  3. (Sakuya is resuming stopped time in an SDM hallway, in the "WRYYYY" pose while holding a broom.)
    Sakuya: (thought cloud) Let's see ... in two minutes I'll have enough done that I can spare a *little* bit of concentration for Meiling ...
  4. (Back at the Shrine, Marisa flies off.)
    Marisa: Later.
    Reimu: So, what brought this on all of a sudden?
    Meiling: I just decided that I want a rematch from our first fight!
    SFX: Thefre finally made it so you can color bullets!
  5. (Reimu and Meiling get ready to take off.)
    Reimu: Well, I guess I got time to kill for a little youkai-hunting!
    Meiling: Hah! I'll wipe that smirk off your face in no time!
  6. (Reimu and Meiling face off in the sky, Reimu holding her gohei at the ready.)
    Reimu: Ready to lose?
    Meiling: No, ready to win!
    Marisa: (off-panel, cheerfully) I changed my mind, I wanna watch!
  7. (Meiling unleashes a swarm of rainbow-colored danmaku, as a ghostly "Spell Card image" of herself appears.)
    Meiling: Here's what I'm *really* like!
    Red Spell Card: Rainbow Sign 「Wind Chime of Colorful Rainbow」
  8. (Reimu meets Meiling's danmaku-swarm with her own, consisting mostly of yin-yangs, as a ghostly "Spell Card image" of herself with a murderous face appears.)
    Reimu: You didn't notice how *I* am?
    Blue Spell Card: Hax Sign 「YIN-YANG'D」
  9. (Time suddenly stops from behind Reimu.)
    Red Spell Card: Illusion World 「ZA WARUDO」
  10. (Sakuya comes up behind Reimu, lazily sending a plethora of knife-bullets at her at point blank range.)
  11. (Time resumes, and Meiling flinches back from an explosion of powerup-items.)
    SFX: SPOOOOOOOOOON
  12. (Meiling stares down worriedly at Reimu.)
    Meiling: Uh ... Reimu?
  13. (Reimu is sticking out of the ground upside-down in front of the Shrine.)
    Reimu: ... uugrrhgh ... ... ow ...
  14. (Reaction panel of Meiling staring down at her, deadpan.)
    Text: .....
  15. (Meiling strikes a triumphant pose.)
    Meiling: I AM VICTORIOUS!
    Marisa: (off-panel) What. Don't act like some kinda stupid bunny.

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.

17 Comments (auto-closed) (rss feed)

Yuyuko

I lol'd when I read that Remilia was guarding the gate.

Suikama

I HIGHLY approve of this comic :3

Mewtroid

Meiling's usually where I start dying on EoSD.

I'm bad at EoSD.

...and this comment did NOT want to post >:|

Dan-heron

for some reason, Meiling's "Oh shit did I just do that" look cracked me up. Hard.

Good to see how the SDM deal with boredoom in their off days

sRc

just dont let the victory go to your head, Meiling, or there will be trouble

Young Demon Lord

But...what exactly is Remilia doing outside during the day in unseasonably warm weather?

Clearly, there is an incident afoot!

PMiller1

So what happen to Hax Sign "You Just Plain F***ing LOSE -YinYang'd-"?

Dizzy H. Muffin

@Young Demon Lord: Parasol, duh.

@Pmiller1: Didn't feel like it.

Gamerofthegame

Ha! Another successful victory for Meiling!

Though, honestly she probably could just kick Reimu/Alice in the face for easy victory, but oh well.

Lily Surette

I dunno, kicking probably results in going straight to boomies, do not pass go, do not collect $200.

Aku

/ Modified by Dizzy H. Muffin:

You are a genius cleverly disguised as someone awesome.


Rainbow Sign ♥
Easily the prettiest spellcard.

(FIX'D BY MUFFIN!)

Morgan

It would probably be pretty impressive if she learned to combine martial arts with danmaku though...

Anonymous

No matter how much I dislike Reimu and want Meiling to win - Why does Sakuya Knife Reimu? Shouldn't she knife Meiling for slacking?

Dizzy H. Muffin

No, because this is specifically Meiling's time off. She says so in panel 2. :P

Anyway, their relationship has progressed beyond knifing.

asdfasdfasdf

How did you get the Eirin-esque bullets in panel 10? I don't remember anything in create.swf that could do that. Was it photoshop or something?

Dizzy H. Muffin

I'm assuming you mean the ones on the right side there coming from Meiling? Those are just inverted-colors versions of the normal ones (75% opaque and superimposed over the normal-color version). Which, yes, was done in Photoshop, like all ZA WARUDO effects ...