History Headscratchers / Touhou

21st Dec '16 8:14:54 PM RJTheEdgelord
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* What's going in in the rest of the world during ''Imperishable Night''? Surely outside world astronomers would pick up on the Earth suddenly ceasing to rotate, or a massive eclipse blocking out all direct sunlight? Would the titular night last long enough for its effects to be felt across the world? Or is it merely local to Gensokyo and Yukari's AlienGeometries of AnotherDimension?

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* What's going in in the rest of the world during ''Imperishable Night''? Surely outside world astronomers would pick up on the Earth suddenly ceasing to rotate, or a massive eclipse blocking out all direct sunlight? Would the titular night last long enough for its effects to be felt across the world? Or is it merely local to Gensokyo and Yukari's AlienGeometries of AnotherDimension?situating it in AnotherDimension with its own [[AlienSky alien day and night cycle]]?
21st Dec '16 8:13:29 PM RJTheEdgelord
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* What's going in in the rest of the world during ''Imperishable Night''? Surely outside world astronomers would pick up on the Earth suddenly ceasing to rotate, or a massive eclipse blocking out all direct sunlight? Would the titular night last long enough for its effects to be felt across the world?

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* What's going in in the rest of the world during ''Imperishable Night''? Surely outside world astronomers would pick up on the Earth suddenly ceasing to rotate, or a massive eclipse blocking out all direct sunlight? Would the titular night last long enough for its effects to be felt across the world?world? Or is it merely local to Gensokyo and Yukari's AlienGeometries of AnotherDimension?
21st Dec '16 8:11:57 PM RJTheEdgelord
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*** But humans are the only ones who care about cannibalism. Sparrows don't naturally eat other birds, but they also don't eat eels. It's not a cannibalism thing. They're just not built to eat meat beyond insects. I wonder what Aya thinks about all this, given that crows eat carrion, and are perfectly willing to eat other crows.

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*** But humans are the only ones who care about cannibalism. Sparrows don't naturally eat other birds, but they also don't eat eels. It's not a cannibalism thing. They're just not built to eat meat beyond insects. I wonder what Aya thinks about all this, given that crows eat carrion, and are perfectly willing to eat other crows.crows.

* What's going in in the rest of the world during ''Imperishable Night''? Surely outside world astronomers would pick up on the Earth suddenly ceasing to rotate, or a massive eclipse blocking out all direct sunlight? Would the titular night last long enough for its effects to be felt across the world?
13th Jun '16 3:22:48 PM Luppercus
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**Yes, that's the '''only''' definition, as is the definition given by medical science and psychology, it doesn't really matter if some people ''suscribe'' to another definition, it will be the wrong definition, as the definition of mental conditions and paraphilias are done by science and not by popular slang. If someone call Gravity magic or psychosis demon possesion, is still a bad definition.
31st Mar '16 4:47:53 PM zaphod77
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**** As for the moon, the true moon is completely blocked from being targeted by the false moon. The only way Yukari could do it was manipulation of the boundary between truth and lies, to turn a reflection of the false moon into a reflection of the real moon, and then targeting the real moon through the reflection, allowing a gap. Not even Yukari's power allows directly breaking through to the True Moon, though as we know she came up with a workaround. Plenty of other inhabitants could reach the FALSE moon easily enough, but why?
17th Feb '16 12:22:44 AM DanielLC
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*** Because Mystia is immature and childish. It's perfectly in-character for her to make hypocritical demands (and it's not that hypocritical, given that it's unlikely Gensokyo has detailed knowledge of biological classifications). I also remember reading a quote from ZUN (admittedly second-hand) that while most youkai look nearly or even entirely human, they are ''not'' human and should not be expected to think or act like humans at any given time. To a bird-youkai, eating a bird is terrible, and logic won't convince her otherwise.

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*** Because Mystia is immature and childish. It's perfectly in-character for her to make hypocritical demands (and it's not that hypocritical, given that it's unlikely Gensokyo has detailed knowledge of biological classifications). I also remember reading a quote from ZUN (admittedly second-hand) that while most youkai look nearly or even entirely human, they are ''not'' human and should not be expected to think or act like humans at any given time. To a bird-youkai, eating a bird is terrible, and logic won't convince her otherwise.otherwise.
*** But humans are the only ones who care about cannibalism. Sparrows don't naturally eat other birds, but they also don't eat eels. It's not a cannibalism thing. They're just not built to eat meat beyond insects. I wonder what Aya thinks about all this, given that crows eat carrion, and are perfectly willing to eat other crows.
6th Feb '16 7:31:48 AM Daefos
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*** She's a night sparrow, which I assume is related to sparrows, of the order Passeriformes. Chickens are of the order Galliformes. They are only related by both being in the class Aves (birds). Humans are in the class Mammalia (mammals). So she's no more related to chickens than humans are to other mammals. If humans don't mind eating other mammals, she shouldn't mind eating other birds. Also, giving people eels instead seems disrespectful to Wakasagihime, who is presumably related to wakasagi, and therefore a member of the class Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes), which is the same class as eels. Why does she think people should only avoid food in her class?

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*** She's a night sparrow, which I assume is related to sparrows, of the order Passeriformes. Chickens are of the order Galliformes. They are only related by both being in the class Aves (birds). Humans are in the class Mammalia (mammals). So she's no more related to chickens than humans are to other mammals. If humans don't mind eating other mammals, she shouldn't mind eating other birds. Also, giving people eels instead seems disrespectful to Wakasagihime, who is presumably related to wakasagi, and therefore a member of the class Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes), which is the same class as eels. Why does she think people should only avoid food in her class?class?
*** Because Mystia is immature and childish. It's perfectly in-character for her to make hypocritical demands (and it's not that hypocritical, given that it's unlikely Gensokyo has detailed knowledge of biological classifications). I also remember reading a quote from ZUN (admittedly second-hand) that while most youkai look nearly or even entirely human, they are ''not'' human and should not be expected to think or act like humans at any given time. To a bird-youkai, eating a bird is terrible, and logic won't convince her otherwise.
8th Jan '16 6:59:27 PM nombretomado
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** I think another part of the reason is that Gensokyo is a compelling setting in which to tell stories that don't need to be confined to the shmup game genre: a FantasyKitchenSink where AllMythsAreTrue, based on Japanese folklore. It's the same reason that made the world of ''SpiritedAway'', which resembles Gensokyo in many respects, interesting and deserving of more exploration than can fit into a movie.

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** I think another part of the reason is that Gensokyo is a compelling setting in which to tell stories that don't need to be confined to the shmup game genre: a FantasyKitchenSink where AllMythsAreTrue, based on Japanese folklore. It's the same reason that made the world of ''SpiritedAway'', ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', which resembles Gensokyo in many respects, interesting and deserving of more exploration than can fit into a movie.
22nd Dec '15 7:11:59 PM DanielLC
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*** Hungry lions aren't people. If a person needs to kill and eat another person to survive, it's still murder, as seen in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_v_Dudley_and_Stephens R v Dudley and Stephens]. Also, lions who kill people are still killed, it's just not an execution.

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*** Hungry lions aren't people. If a person needs to kill and eat another person to survive, it's still murder, as seen in [https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_v_Dudley_and_Stephens R v Dudley and Stephens].Stephens]]. Also, lions who kill people are still killed, it's just not an execution.
22nd Dec '15 6:33:12 PM DanielLC
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***** But one of the Fairies of Light picked up Reimu's yin-yang orb with no negative repercussions. And it exploded Kasen's prosthetic arm. It doesn't seem to consider fairies to be youkai.


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*** Hungry lions aren't people. If a person needs to kill and eat another person to survive, it's still murder, as seen in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_v_Dudley_and_Stephens R v Dudley and Stephens]. Also, lions who kill people are still killed, it's just not an execution.
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