[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/touhou_-_life_of_maid_cover_6386.jpg]]

''Life of Maid'' (''Maid-san No Hibi'') is a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' SliceOfLife [[{{Yonkoma}} 4koma]] series from a {{doujinshi}} artist by the name of colonel_Aki. This series stars the cast of the Scarlet Devil Mansion and their friends in the MagicalLand of Gensokyo. For the most part, "speech" is expressed through images (while many strips are completely silent), with only a few background signs, and the humor is character, rather than pun-based, making the series "translate" well.

Can be accessed [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/678 here]] (Danbooru), [[http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=573811 here]] (pixiv, Japanese), or [[http://akikun.exteen.com/ here]] (artist's personal blog, Thai). Note that Danbooru links, as always, are {{NSFW}} due to ads.

----
!!The daily lives of the Scarlet Devil Mansion residence features examples of:

* AbnormalAmmo / TorpedoTits: Kind of. [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=236415&pool_id=81 Flandre slaps Sakuya in the back]] and... well...
* ACupAngst: Sakuya keeps trying to get a bigger chest using pads (mention this and she'll hurt you).
* AnimalWrongsGroup: Yuuka is a one-woman ''Plant'' Wrongs Group.
* ArtEvolution
* ArtShift: A little bit during ''Life of Maid'' [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=203654&pool_id=81 #11]] and #27.
** And when [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=177408&pool_id=81 Patchy loses her DS]].
** Again in [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=361864&pool_id=81 a strip with Kogasa]].
** Then with [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=494657&pool_id=81 Race Queen Marisa]].
* AssShove: When Patchy gets sick in strip #15, Eirin prescribes a spring onion up the rear as treatment (a real folk remedy that people used to do in Japan). Patchy doesn't take it well.
* BadassBiker: ZigZagged. Upon seeing a motorbike, Meiling [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=730472&pool_id=81 imagines herself]] as one, though [[DrivesLikeCrazy her reputation with vehicles is not the best in the world]]. So she tries to ride it and sure enough she crashes into Nitori's lab. However, Nitori then fixes it up, and soon she is driving it like a real off-road [[labelnote:*]]or rather, ''on-sea''[[/labelnote]] champion. Two weeks after the fact, however, she finds herself washed up on the sea, found by fishermen.
* BeachEpisode: Which is strange since there are no oceans in Gensokyo.
* BerserkButton: Never, ''ever'' [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=583146&pool_id=81 defile Meiling's ramen]]. [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=593828&pool_id=81 It will not end well for you.]]
** Never mention Sakuya's pads if you don't want to end up knifed.
** If you live with Reimu, [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=87172&pool_id=81 never play for the other team]].
** Because it cannot be stressed strongly enough, ''[[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=901142 do not mess with Yuuka's sunflowers]]!''
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=135969&pool_id=81 Keine]], who keeps a portable moon to were-ify herself and bring her wrath down on bad students.
* BigEater: Yuyuko in spades.
* ButtMonkey: Meiling happens to be the butt of most of the jokes. Mostly involving Sakuya's knives.
** Rinnosuke, the unluckiest shopkeeper and food stand owner ever, the latter mostly because of the involvement of [[BigEater Yuyuko]].
*** When he was [[SantaClaus Santa]] and [[ItMakesSenseInContext lost his coat]] he was unfortunate enough to be caught by Youmu as he was [[NotWhatItLooksLike standing over Yuyuko in his loincloth]]. Also getting Flandre's chocolates.
** Patchy also gets the short end of the ButtMonkey stick a lot of the time. Virtually every time she goes out of the mansion (voluntarily or not) ends in some kind of pain for her.
* CoolOldGuy: Youki Konpaku.
* CurbStompBattle: What Meiling wanted to be a [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=182040&pool_id=81 SDM vs. Eientei]] volleyball match ends up as one where Sakuya teams up with Eirin instead.
** It happened to Meiling when she unknowingly fought against Patchouli in Gensokyou Fighter IV, with Patchy getting a FlawlessVictory no less.
* DeepImmersionGaming: Gensokyou Fighter IV. Crosses over with BlandNameProduct.
* DistractedByMyOwnSexy: Happens to Sakuya [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=194917 when she got her new bra pads]]... [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=3228564 for 8 HOURS]].
* DopeSlap: Or rather Dope Punch when [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=617696&pool_id=81 Patchouli tried to take the lazy way out of cleaning the mansion]] to earn her [[Nintendo3DS 3DS]].
* DraggedByTheCollar: How Sakuya and Eirin solve their problems with [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=137538&pool_id=81 Patchouli]] and [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=186903&pool_id=81 Kaguya]].
* DreamSequence: [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=157192&pool_id=81 Youmu has one]] where [[SheIsAllGrownUp Yuyuko is all grown up]].
** Yuyuko also has one with her CrazyAwesome [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=336189&pool_id=81 Cow]].
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Ah, [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=240082&pool_id=81 Meiling]], [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=239122&pool_id=81 Meiling]], [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=237891&pool_id=81 Meiling]]...
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: As Yuyuko shows us in strip #53.
** Then there is the sparkle battle between [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=163854&pool_id=81 Yuyuko and the cow]].
* FanService:
** [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=137538&pool_id=81 Patchy dressing/undressing.]] "[[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei Don't open it!]]"
** [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=494657&pool_id=81 Race Queen Marisa.]]
** Strip #26 and #27 above, with Sakuya in her own little world.
** Adult Patchouli wearing a school swimsuit in ''Life of Maid-chan''.
** Adult Yuyuko wearing just a towel in ''Life of Maid-chan'', which shows that little does not describe her unlike her normal self in the comics.
* FiveFingerDiscount: Marisa indulges in a spot of [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=655140&pool_id=81 shoplifting]] from Rinnosuke's shop, unaware that Sakuya has just applied for a part-time job there and is [[TimeStandsStill more than capable]] of getting his goods back from her.
* GivingThemTheStrip: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FGrepVxC-Q Santa Rinnosuke]] tries this in an attempt to escape from Marisa. It works, but also leads to an ''extremely'' unfortunate NotWhatItLooksLike moment when Youmu walks in on him standing over a sleeping Yuyuko in his underwear while breathing hard...
* HeavySleeper: Meiling can usually be found sleeping at the front gate, but only seems to be able to sleep sitting up. So much that her body seems to have [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=202833&pool_id=81 memorized the position]]. At least until [[GravityIsAHarshMistress gravity]] [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=202834&pool_id=81 kicks in]].
** Yukari is [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=161367&pool_id=81 introduced as one as well]].
* HelloNurse: Hong Meiling in strip #280 through #286.
* {{Hikikomori}}: Patchouli and Kaguya are portrayed as such.
* HilarityEnsues: In the next panel and or comic strip.
* IKnowMortalKombat: A likely DoubleSubversion. Meiling's [[DrivesLikeCrazy driving skills]] are put to the test in a video game parody of ''Manga/InitialD''. She does just as well as she does in real-life.
* ImagineSpot: A cold-addled Youmu has one where she thinks Yuyuko's moe-cow became a cow-youkai.
* KarmaHoudini: Tewi so far got away with breaking Nitori's Robo-Marisa that ended up messing with Patchouli and Alice and...[[DudeNotFunny bursting Patchouli's sea tube.]]
* KissOfLife: [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=183848&pool_id=81 Hoped]] for by Patchouli from Marisa...
* LethalChef: Flandre in terms of making chocolate. Sakuya offers to help on Valentine's Day 2013, but ends up being shocked by her appalling cooking skills -- and more so when the chocolate actually turns out ''decent'' that time!
* LoveTriangle: Alice, Patchy and Marisa. Which promptly gets subverted [[spoiler:when Marisa picks Reimu instead]].
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Or at least blind; Patchy and Alice are easily swayed by a [[RobotMe robotic version of Marisa]] that Nitori made for a simple prank.
* MarshmallowHell: Yuugi tries to comfort a lost and terrified Flandre, [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=790793&pool_id=81 but]]...
* MesACrowd: Rinnosuke pretty much shows up in EVERY [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=71849&pool_id=81 shop]].
** Even in London, during a seminar for [[{{Meido}} maids]], ''[[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=436235&pool_id=81 he's freaking there]]''. [[LampshadeHanging Sakuya finally noticed his omnipresence.]]
* {{Meido}}: Sakuya. In the "World Maid" arc, [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=375775&pool_id=81 Meiling replaces Sakuya]] as she and Youmu goes to the titular, ShoutOut-filled seminar. She starts by destroying the place.
** After that, it's [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=440721&pool_id=81 Flandre's turn]] to be head maid. At least she ''is'' assured to destroy the place.
** And after Remilia's rage clean, [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=450896&pool_id=81 everyone dresses as a maid]]!
* {{Miko}}: After [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=711758&pool_id=81 accidentally spilling some desserts]] onto Sakuya and Youmu's clothes, Reimu gets them to wear fresh miko clothes to invoke this trope (and get some extra help at the shrine as well).
** Some time later, Reimu enmikoes Flandre. The result is... [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=767730&pool_id=81 overwhelming]].
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Youki Konpaku as... SANTA CLAUS.
** Tenshi shows us how goalkeeping is done right in strip #255.
* MundaneUtility: Youki Konpaku uses his swords skills to... [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=93005&pool_id=81 cut fish]]. Overlaps with MundaneMadeAwesome.
** Satori uses her mind reading skills to give her the edge in ping pong against Flandre.
** And Sakuya's [[TimeStandsStill time-stopping ability]] proves quite useful in [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=655140&pool_id=81 stopping shoplifters]].
*** And [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=658409&pool_id=81 stopping gluttons]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nitori creates a robotic clone of Marisa to fool around with Patchy's emotions, which works very well. However, Tewi, befitting her troublesome nature, steals the control device in a fit of mischief. In fighting for the controls they cause Robo-Marisa to flail wildly and eventually break its head off, much to Patchy's and Alice's horror. Tewi (and Suwako who was also involved), [[KarmaHoudini of course]], [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere runs away]] before Patchy and Alice find out who caused this whole mess.
* OhCrap: Patchy's expression when she realized [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=549463&pool_id=81 she left her yaoi under her bed when Sakuya was cleaning her room]].
* OriginalCharacter: One. A cow.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Remilia and Flandre turn out to be [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=147515&pool_id=81 really scared of Dracula movies]].
** Also, sunlight has no effect on them whatsoever.
* {{Pixellation}}: Meiling and Reisen as a result of the volleyball match.
** As well as Patchy's weight after eating every other strip when Meiling stole her lunch on Patchouli first day back to school.
** Once more with Flandre's LethalChef chocolate making skills.
* PowerTrio: Flandre, Suika, and Cirno. Sometimes a TerribleTrio also.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Sakuya, when she is pissed off. Occasionally overlaps with GlowingEyesOfDoom.
** Same with Reimu, when she found her moucher buying drinks from the other miko team.
* RobotMe: Nitori makes a Robo-Marisa to screw around with Patchy's emotions. [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=700743&pool_id=81 Marisa herself]] is surprised to discover her robotic clone after its head fell off.
* {{Running Gag}}s:
** Sakuya's [[ACupAngst breast envy]], and her handy uses for time stopping.
** Meiling's crazy driving, her sleeping, and her being the recipient of Sakuya's most frequent wrath.
** Yuyuko's habit of cleaning out every food shop Rinnosuke owns and eating anything that even remotely looks like food.
** Patchy's crush on Marisa, her endless quest for a DS, her yaoi, and her hikikomori lifestyle in general.
** Reimu's ever-empty donation box and her competition with the Moriya Shrine.
** Marisa's habit of stealing things.
** Keine's portable moon and her CAVING tendencies.
** ...and possibly more.
* SchoolSwimsuit: Patchouli attempts to get the others in one to no avail.
--> '''Patchouli:''' "Weird... This school is weird!"
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Suwako and Tewi after the whole Robo-Marisa scheme falls apart.
** Sakuya, when she realised she didn't have enough money to pay for Meiling's ice-cream at Letty's ice-cream shop.
* SerialEscalation: How lazy can [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=190609&pool_id=81 Meiling]] get?
** As well as [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=189843&pool_id=81 Yuyuko's]] eating habits..
*** Behold, the [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1615387?tags=colonel_aki Yuyuko of Liberty]].
* SexySantaDress: The third [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas Special]] features, Reimu, Sakuya, Yukari and Eirin [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=743936&pool_id=81 each wearing one]] when they team up to deliver the year's Christmas presents to the Gensokyo residents. Reimu and Sakuya's are at least warmer looking than Eirin and Yukari's though.
* ShoutOut: Arguably up to par with ''Manga/LuckyStar'' as this has shout-outs and references to various anime and video games.
** Here's one for [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter Monster]] [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=245643&pool_id=81 Hunter]].
** ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' gets [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=231193&pool_id=81 one]] too.
** ''Manga/HaruhiChan'' with the "DA-ME" (NO) sign in strip #54.
** [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Endless Eight]] (strip #101).
** [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=149870&pool_id=81 Meiling]] tries to sneak past Sakuya in a [[Franchise/MetalGear cardboard box]]...
** [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=137538&pool_id=81 Patchy refuses to go to school]] and is willing to fight using a [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha very familiar wand]]...
** Here's a game! [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=431414&pool_id=81 Count the maid references]]!
** [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=447617&pool_id=81 Remilia]], [[Manga/AshitaNoJoe dead in the ring]].
** [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=566260&pool_id=81 Patchy makes a chocolate of herself for Marisa]], only for a [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica traumatic scene]] to be reenacted.
** Remilia is dogpiled in her sleep and has dreams of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure being crushed a steamroller]]. "[[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=174484&pool_id=81 WRYYYYYYYYYYYY!]]"
** [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=761251&pool_id=81 When running away]], Flandre has a [[LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}} familiar backpack]].
** As mentioned aboved, the arcade in Gensokyo has [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Gensokyou Fighter IV]], with the ''Touhou'' counterparts of the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' characters no less. There's Reimu as Ryu (as seen on the cabinet), Meimei (Meiling) as Chun-li, Pachii (Patchouli) as Cammy White, and [[StealthPun Blaka]] (Cirno) as Blanka. The odd one out is the Sakuya version of [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Oswald]].
** In the same arc above, Meiling as [[Manga/InitialD Initial M]].
** It's not a good idea to [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=455397&pool_id=81 slack off in Keine's music class]]. She doesn't just transform, she gets possessed by the spirit of METAL -- much like [[Manga/KOn a certain teacher from a rather popular recent anime]].
** Meling's usual facial expression is a reference to Konata Izumi from ''Lucky Star''
** [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=942587 One of the more recent arcs]] has Patchy playing "[[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Staff Art Online]]" with Kaguya and Mokou for hours on end, resulting in a severe case of the bloodshot eyes.
** When Meiling crashed the broken kart in the amusement park, [[VideoGame/ElShaddaiAscensionOfTheMetatron the world]] [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=494652&pool_id=81 thought it wasn't her time]].
** Then when Remilia found Meiling on the news, Flandre shows up to change the channel to her favorite [[BlatantLies happy]] and [[GenreDeconstruction cheery]] [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica magical girl anime]].
* SpinoffBabies: Kind of. ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1571 Life of Maid-chan]]'' is a spin-off that reverse everyone's age.
* SuperDeformed: Around half the cast are portrayed as children.
* TearJerker: Played for laughs InUniverse with Yuuka's [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=121372 story involving her sunflowers]].
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Meiling's and Reisen's reaction to Sakuya and Eirin teaming up in the volleyball match.
** Nitori when she faced Patchouli's and Alice's wrath after the Robo-Marisa stunt.
* TimeStandsStill: When Sakuya is involved, it tends to happen. [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure ZA WARUDO!]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Sakuya is apparently one of these towards Meiling.
* WaddlingHead: Yukkuris are pets at very high prices.
* WorkOffTheDebt: [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=114621&pool_id=81 Poor Meiling.]]
* WorstAid: When Sakuya, Patchy and Remilia [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=815779 get sick]], Meiling and Flandre take it upon themselves to "help" them -- and are [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=833159 very]] [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=836726 bad]] at their job. Only [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=842548 the arrival of Reimu]] is enough to save them all.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Rinnosuke is often seen working various jobs. The same with Youki. However Youki's case is to pay for [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=158268&pool_id=81 Yuyuko's food bill]].
** [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=102467&pool_id=81 Koakuma]] has the same problem as Youki...
** Rinnosuke's food-based jobs always result in him getting put out of business by Yuyuko. He at least made an attempt to resist the first time. Yuyuko then proceeded to break out her fan from ''Perfect Cherry Blossom''...
* YankTheDogsChain: Patchy can't seem to catch a break with these, which all but cements her status as the series {{woobie}}.
** Case in point: Patchy [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=628070&pool_id=81 finally gets a 3DS]] after [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=610923&pool_id=81 working her]] [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=617696&pool_id=81 ass off]]...only to have it [[spoiler:eaten by Yuyuko]] just [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=646801&pool_id=81 two strips later]].
* YaoiFangirl: Patchouli is apparently one...
* [[HumanityEnsues Youkai Mode Ensues]]: The cow, or at least that's what Youmu dreamt.

----