''[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic Touhou Nekokayou: Scarlet Weather Archive in Japanese Red]]'' is a silly fancomic about ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Touhou Project]]'', made using [[http://www.walfas.org/flash/create.swf Walfas create.swf]], a [[VirtualPaperDoll character creation tool]], and created by Tropers/KimikoMuffin. It also has associated [[{{Fanfic}} prose fiction]], as well as [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa Create.swf Adventures]], an InteractiveComic heavily influenced by MSPaintAdventures.

Originally tried to follow the game continuity a minimum, but ended up [[AlternateUniverseFic throwing this idea out the border]]. This came to a head with the fanfic [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=ufo Redefined Fantastic Object]] and the StoryArc [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic94 Rethinking the Natural Law]], which respectively retell ''Undefined Fantastic Object'' and ''Touhou Hisoutensoku'' with readily-apparent changes.

Officially ended by Muffin himself, due to being preoccupied with web design and making Villainmad, not to mention it being hard and boring from Muffin's side.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* ActionMom: When Shinki is [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0176 introduced]] in ''Shenanigans in a Magical Forest'', the BossSubtitles go through several titles relating to maternity and divinity before settling on "Almighty, Like All Mothers".
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa02cottage0633 Attend askance at addle-brained adversaries, arm anatomy, and alliterate all antagonists!]]
* AllThereInTheManual: The prose fanfiction on the site tends to be part of the comic's canon. Which means if you do an ArchiveBinge of just the comics (or just Create.swf Adventures), you'll inevitably find yourself asking questions like "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=flankoi When did Koishi hook up with Flandre?]]", or "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=diffstory2 Since when is Flandre's power 'Manipulation of Destruction'?]]", or even "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=aliceill When did Marisa move in with Alice?]]"
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation[[invoked]]: Mokou was actually a lesbian who was jealous of Kaguya's suitors, but never realized this until Remilia manipulated their fate so that they'd [[{{Shipping}} fall in love]]; Kisume is [[TheMadHatter completely freaking nuts]], and reasons that only someone who is insane would want to live in a bucket the way members of her species do, and it is implied that ''all'' tsurube-otoshis are like this.
* AnachronicOrder: a side-effect of throwing in "this takes place between ''Subterranean Animism'' and ''Undefined Fantastic Object''" after the fact. In particular, ''Rethinking the Natural Law'' initially cheerfully and strictly followed the reverse order of the available story modes in ''Touhou 12.3''; this was also the optimal order to avoid actually revealing anything, including the identity of the new villain, until the arc was more than halfway over. The [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=timeline timeline]] was once the subject of frequent [[RetCon retcon]]s.
* AngstWhatAngst[[invoked]]: Orange is [[InvokedTrope stated to be]] a "youkai of resilience who recovers more easily than [she] fears" by Hina; she's less bothered by the fact that she was sealed away by Reimu for eleven years (according to the timeline) than she is by everyone smothering her in worry and concern.
* AlternateUniverse: [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=shcomic59 Seihou Nekokayou: Spectral World Archive on a 99GB Diskette.]] That is, this is the comic which Muffin would have created ''in the Touhou universe'' ([[InSpiteOfANail all other things being equal]]). TheRant for the ''actual'' [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic59 comic #59]], in addition to implying that it also shares the same StealthPun in the title, discusses [[CelebrityParadox other]] [[ForWantOfANail implications]], and now and then Muffin adds more items to the list (without it showing up in the site updates) ...
* AmbiguousGender: It's sort of an open secret that "Kimiko"Muffin is male.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: In [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=endbegin Ends and Beginnings]], Kaguya [[spoiler:calls Mokou's entire reason for her feud into question with "Did you ''want'' me as your mother?"]] ({{Shipping}} ensues.)
* ArtEvolution: Which is to say, that of [=KirbyM=], who made {{Updated Rerelease}}s of most Create.swf characters after a certain point.
* ArtistsAreNotArchitects: The continual difficulty scaling the characters in relation to one another (i.e. Flandre changes sizes during the Catness ark so that she can be smaller than Remilia, but larger than Cirno). However, Muffin since created a scale for character-sizes which was applied to every comic since [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic92 #92]] or so.
* AsYouKnow: played for laughs [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic97 here]], with a LampshadeHanging:
--> ''Gengetsu:'' Mu... all of us know all that.
** Also pointedly averted with respect to Rin Satsuki's MysteriousPast -- the characters obviously know what happened between Rin and Yukari, and they keep ''referring'' to it, but no explanation has been forthcoming so far.
* AuthorAppeal: just from being a fan, first of all, but [[GirlOnGirlIsHot ...]]
* AuthorCatchphrase: "Apart from anything else ..." to mean "for one thing ..." (Muffin has [[LampshadeHanging remarked on]] its overuse in TheRant for [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic88 #88]]); it's originally taken from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''.
* BadassLongcoat: "Vampire hunter Sakuya," aka "The Huntress."
* BadPowersBadPeople: averted; apart from canon ones like Yamame, Flandre, once her "destroy things" power gets upgraded to "Manipulation Of Destruction," uses it to ''heal people'' (by "removing" the destruction). And Medicine, once she gets over her hatred of humans, is actually really rather nice, if a bit shy.
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Neil Armstrong was a soldier sent to invade the moon, and the crew of [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=coth Apollo 13]] had been ready to deal the decisive blow to the Lunar military when their ship was stopped by Eirin! (Note: this may or may not actually be canon.) And then [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=coth2 it's all happening again!]]
* BerserkButton: [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic100 Do not insult Utsuho in front of Cirno]] (towards bottom)
* BigBadWannabe: [[KidFromTheFuture Meimu]], jealous of Reimu, Yukari, and Marisa's fame, travels back in time to try to steal Reimu's thunder by interfering with "the Hisou Tensoku incident," and then, implied in a [[https://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic114 future-timeline comic]], use her prior knowledge of Incidents to solve them ahead of Reimu and Marisa.
* BoobsOfSteel: Yuuka Kazami, who prefers "interesting fights" over the [[NonLethalKO Spell Card rules]], is described in the following manner in chapter 4 of ''[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=diffstory4 A Different Story of an Eastern Wonderland]]'':
--> She was tall, limber, and positively reeked of strength. Not power: strength. She wasn't very imposing as far as musculature went, nor did she radiate magical force, but she seemed to have nerves of steel, an iron will, a grip that could crush titanium, and a chest which, [[LemonyNarrator um, actually]], [[{{Metaphorgotten}} let's stop that metaphor right there]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Often used as a brief gag, although it was actually [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic10 used in-character once]] (as a LampshadeHanging on RealLifeWritesThePlot. Incidentally, Thefre only implemented multicolored danmaku just a few days after a note was added to this line which said, "Incidentally, Thefre ''still'' hasn't implemented multicolored danmaku ...") And it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in the case of referring to each other as "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=danmaku stage (whichever) bosses]]"! (The idea of justifying that is meant to be at least as silly as the trope itself.)
** In [[InteractiveComic Shenanigans in a Magical Forest]], [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0110 Yukari]] supposedly [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou broke through the fourth wall]], and [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0143 Reimu]] did it [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou less literally]] but no less decisively; however, it turned out to be a FourthWallPsych.
* ButtMonkey: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] -- Muffin has professed a deep "haet" for the fan community's habit of abusing certain characters (particularly Alice and Meiling) and, in some cases, [[{{Shipping}} has set up happy and stable relationships for those characters]]. At one point this went as far as creating comics specifically to show victories for certain characters who had been shown to lose in previous incidents, though whether that actually works is up for debate.
* TheCameo: JennyEverywhere appears in [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic111 #111]].
* CanonDiscontinuity[[invoked]]: [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Ellen Ellen]] has been stricken from Nekokayou's version of the Touhou canon, being that she was originally from a non-ZUN work (of course, being a [=PC98=] character, her position in Touhou canon [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome is shaky anyways]]).
* CarebearStare:
-->'''Utsuho:''' Well, if you don't leave me alone, I'm gonna go and be cute with Cirno!
-->'''[[EnemyWithin Yasora]]:''' ... I'm impressed. Not only is that the most ridiculous threat I've ever heard in my entire existence, it's also one of the most effective in my circumstances.
* CatapultNightmare: Maribel has one in a DreamWithinADream. Averted when she actually wakes up.
* CatGirl: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Catness. Though one could wonder if [[spoiler: Tenshi]] was going for cat girls in the first place.
* CatSmile: Used frequently on many characters, but most commonly seen on Marisa. Plus, "Nekokayou" is GratuitousJapanese for "Cat Prettyface" ...
* CensorBox: One labelled "Use your imagination" in [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic43 #43]] when Sakuya's BerserkButton gets pressed hard enough.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Alice shows signs of her bashful/lovestruck personality from general-{{fanon}} early on, before Muffin [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=deadlymariari developed a certain loathe for this interpretation.]] Other characters occasionally had a similar shift in behavior.
* ChekhovsGun[=/=]ChekhovsGunman: In ''Shenanigans in a Magical Forest'', [[spoiler:one mushroom that got left behind toward the beginning becomes a main character after turning into a Youkai.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: TheRant for comic [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic82 #82]], "[[MagicAIsMagicA Magic A Is]] [[IncrediblyLamePun As Magic A Does]]", describes Marisa's [[CoolButInefficient useless-in-a-world-with-no-physical-combat]] "Fist-Shield" spell as this.
** In ''Shenanigans in a Magical Forest'': [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0039 early on]], Marisa threatens to sic Orin (who has the power to control evil spirits) on Mima (an evil spirit). [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0547 Much later ...]]
* ChewBubblegum: [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa02cottage0625 When a character arms herself with no danger present]]:
-->It's good for two things: sacred rituals, and bapping supernatural heads. ''And you're all out of rituals!'' ... uh ... ''and'' heads.
** Also, the only command ever given to Shinki is [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0176 "Kick ass, chew bubblegum... but be all out of bubblegum."]]
* CerebusSyndrome: averted; there are one or two multi-part [[StoryArc arcs]], but it always goes back to the original one-shot setup, and it retains the humorous tone. The more serious stories are reserved for the surrounding [[{{Fanfic}} fanfics]]. Also parodied with the out-of-continuity "[[MundaneMadeAwesome It's REALLY epic!]]" comics.
* ColonCancer: The StoryArc comics which have an individual name for each installment, e.g. ''[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic102 Touhou Nekokayou #102: Touhou Saisoutensoku #9: Faith Is For The Transient Boss Battle]]''
* CosmicRetcon: Keine's mini-arc revolves around turning PC-98 CanonDiscontinuity into this.
* CrackPairing: Apart from Mokou x Kaguya (they want to kill each other in canon), Kimiko has shipped Cirno (fairy with ice powers) with Utsuho (hell raven with the power of a three-legged crow with the power of control over nuclear fusion), solely over the "cold fusion" pun (and the fact that Cirno is known as a ⑨, while Utsuho is a ⑥). Muffin has also made a few peoples' heads explode by merely ''suggesting'' Shinki x Daiyousei (that is, a world-creating FinalBoss goddess and a MidBoss fairy, respectively). Invoked with the [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=randship random pairing generator]] on the site.
* CrapsackWorld: According to [[WordOfGod Word Of Muffin]], the Outside World must be like this (for magic-users and youkai if not necessarily for the {{Muggles}}), given the implications of the fact that Gensokyo is (a) a world of illusion, where things exist if [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve enough people actively disbelieve in them]] in the Outside World, and (b) a paradise where nothing seriously bad happens in the long run.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Meiling ([[Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon bonus points]] for also being "[[RunningGag totally a]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]"), who in [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic33 #33]], despite being a stage 3 boss, was able to stop [[BonusBoss Flandre's]] rampage with her martial arts, taking on ''[[DoppelgangerAttack four of her at once]]''. Unfortunately, in general, martial arts are useless against danmaku ...
* CurbStompBattle: Most of the fight scenes are like this for [[RuleOfFunny comedic purposes]]; in particular, in the "Rethinking the Natural Law" StoryArc, every fight that ends with a decisive victory for one side or the other is like this -- particularly against [[FinalBoss Meimu]], who ''loses every fight'' in this manner ... [[IAmNotLeftHanded until she fights with Reimu and Rin]].
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: "[[HitYouSoHardYourXWillFeelIt I'm gonna hit you so hard]], [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic79 your descendants will feel it!]]" (And they ''do.'')
** And in [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic88 another]], Ran shouts "I'LL KILL YOU UNTIL YOU DIE *AGAIN!*" at Mima (a ghost).
** "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic25 Mind your own business if you want to remain not on fire.]]"
* {{Deconstruction}}: Touhou's canon is extremely vague on a lot of things. Muffin sometimes takes a particular aspect of canon and says "Okay, so ... how would this ''really'' work?" about it (see above, under CrapsackWorld).
** In particular, Meimu/Kon Yakumo's depiction was meant to deconstruct the MarySue archetype: on top of the idea of "Meimu" to begin with, she is the daughter of a canon character and she barges into the plot of one of the games to try to make herself all important, but she is a bratty idiot and everyone realizes this (on top of having a power which resembles Yukari's, but is much less versatile or useful). [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot The execution, however, was a bit lacking.]]
* DoomedByCanon: [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0345 We get to be the Yatagarasu? Nice.]] [[{{Timeskip}} *A few centuries later*]] "Hey Okuu, you wanna eat that dead sun god here?" (Not that it is actually canon that the Yatagarasu in question had been involved with Yukari's lunar invasion. But regardless, she had to be a corpse by the time of ''Subterranean Animism.'')
* EveryoneIsBi: Only a couple mentions which nearly amount to LampshadeHanging in some cases; the driving force of shipping is mentioned in [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=perfectsq Perfect Square]], when Alice compares peoples' reactions to her [[InterspeciesRomance relationship with Marisa]] to what would happen if Marisa was going out with, say, Reimu; in [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=diffstory A Different Story of an Eastern Wonderland]], Daisuke and Keine explicitly spell it out for Renko and Maribel that being entirely straight or gay is [[BiTheWay unusual in Gensokyo]] and that Outsiders are considered weird for considering this weird; and a in [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic19&c=87de24a0a #19]] when [[KillItWithFire Mokou]] reveals to Kaguya that she is not bi but a lesbian, i.e. [[IncrediblyLamePun a flamer]].
* FlatWhat: [[LampshadeHanging Word for word]] [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0386 here]].
* GratuitousJapanese: The title, which translates to "Oriental [[CatSmile Cat Prettyface]]"; Muffin freely admits that this was "because I am a dork." (Incidentally, none of the Japanese Touhou-fans who are aware of it seem to refer to it by that name.)
* HomosexualReproduction: Carroll, who refers to Alice as her mother and Marisa as her "father." Shanghai, who was merely created, refers to Marisa as "other-Mom." Mika and Midori also had fun [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic89 once]] considering this idea with respect to Kaguya, in light of the existence of Kaguya the mouse.
** "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic19&c=17c8f52b1 IS THIS A FAMILIAL RESEMBLANCE I SEE?]]" (Though this wasn't an actual example -- Sakuya merely assumed it was.)
*** [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic127 "Mommy!"]]
* HulkSpeak: Cirno, whenever she uses her "Great Crusher" attack: "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic95 CIRNO SMASH PUNY (whatever) WITH GLACIER-MALLET!]]" (a ShoutOut to the [[http://hisouten.koumakan.jp/wiki/Cirno Scarlet Weather Rhapsody wiki]]).
* HumiliationConga: At the end of the Catness arc, [[spoiler:Tenshi gets wailed on by the others in an increasingly brutal fashion. Even ''Cirno'' gets a shot in]].
** Subverted relatively quickly, although the subversion in itself is dealt with in a similarly quick fashion.
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat
--> Boon: [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Neither enemy nor friend!]] [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0233 I come from a world where such things are meaningless!]]
--> Boon[[spoiler:/Aya]]: [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0234 I have always wanted to say that!]] (Warning. Clicking the link is a spoiler.)
* InfiniteCanvas: The comics are variable-length after the third one or so, ranging between {{Yonkoma}} and the [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic80 35-panel monstrosity]] comprising the climax of the Catness arc (which also had a long panel [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic74 at one point]]); this has gotten to the point where Muffin has begun breaking the comics into two files by default to keep their hugeness from bogging down peoples' connections. Furthermore, several comics [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic88 randomly]] [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic51 change]] [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic19 things]] every time the page is loaded...
* InMediasRes: The beginning of [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=ufo Redefined Fantastic Object]].
* InteractiveComic: Create.swf Adventures: ''[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa Shenanigans in a Magical Forest]]'' and ''[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa02cottage Cottagesnagged]]'', both [[OriginalFlavor done in the style of]] MSPaintAdventures (the former moreso than the latter).
* InterspeciesRomance: See most of the entries under the "shipping" link. Human/human-turned-[[WitchSpecies magician]] (though Marisa changes down the line, too), ghost/half-ghost, vampire/satori, ice-fairy/hell-raven ...
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: from [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic100 this strip]]:
-->'''Meimu:''' Maybe you're the strongest '''fairy''' there is. '''Maybe.''' But you're still weaker than even a human, and all your opponents will still very easily outwit and curbstomp you, especially with that stupid "Icicle Fall" Spell Card.
-->'''Cirno:''' Hey, I haven't actually used Icicle Fall in like months.
-->'''Meimu:''' [[LampshadeHanging Oh, so you admit that the rest of...?]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Meimu. The best example of this is when Rin Satsuki reveals that she was a FakeDefector, citing the fact that Meimu was trying to get her to go against her best friend. Meimu replies, "You don't care about me at all, do you!?"
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Averted; the cast-lists throughout ''Rethinking the Natural Law'' list Meimu's name without linking to her profile on the [[OriginalCharacter OC]] CharacterSheet, and Rin Satsuki's profile has always been "[[GuiltyGear UNKNOWN!! UNKNOWN!!]]" repeated over and over again.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The are a few for the {{Original Character}}s:
** "[[OverlyLongTitle Strange Bird of the Moon, Illusion of Mysterious Cat ~ On The Shoulder of Hisou Tensoku]]" for [[DummiedOut Rin]] [[OCStandIn Satsuki]];
** "Edge of Spacetime ~ Navy-Blue Generation" for Meimu;
** "Yasora's Awakening" and "Subterranean God ~ Sunfire" for Yasora Kojiwa;
** "Mushroom Land ~ Little Red Mushroom" for Masha Kinoko.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Marisa with Alice ([[WitchSpecies youkai-magician]]), as well as Sakuya with Meiling ([[RunningGag totally a dragon]]) and Youmu with Yuyuko (CuteGhostGirl); though this has been dealt with by the "Fate of 60 Years" timeframe, with Marisa having also turned into a Youkai Magician, Sakuya becoming a vampire, and Youmu being ''[[DeathIsCheap another ghost]].''
* MemeticMutation[[invoked]]: Sometimes various memes are referenced to some extent or other (such as in the fanfic "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=aliceill Alice Illness]]"); the [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic88 second "epic" comic]] contains something of a [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane Of Memes]].
* MundaneUtility: [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic74 Sakuya just needs a few minutes to calm down.]]
* MushroomMan: Masha Kinoko is a MoeAnthropomorphism version.
* MisappliedPhlebotinum: Discussed in terms of Touhou in an [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=misapplied article]] on the site.
* NeverMessWithGranny: [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic114 Old Reimu]].
* NoodleImplements: One of the ways [[CycleOfRevenge Kaguya once killed Mokou]]. The "kinky" variety also somewhat occurred in-character in an inverted fashion in [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic16 comic #16]] when Aya overheard Marisa saying "I bet you didn't know I could do ''that'' with a mini-hakkero!" (she was tickling Alice's [[BreakingTheFourthWall hitbox]] with it) and immediately assumed that something more naughty was happening.
* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Parodied in [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic111 #111]], which shows what constitutes "ordinary" for Reimu and Marisa.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic12 Actual dialogue in ''EOSD.'' I am not making this up.]]"
* OhMyGods: Yasora's "Oh, me!"
* OneSteveLimit: Touhou itself, with its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, has been an example of this trope for years ([[DummiedOut Rin Satsuki]] and Rin "Orin" Kaenbyou notwithstanding), but Muffin has expressed a desire to maintain the trope within the webcomic: having declared the original Ellen [[CanonDiscontinuity not part of the Nekokayou canon]], he promptly appropriated the name for the otherwise [[NoNameGiven nameless-in-canon]] Tokiko, since there's no way that he can accidentally duplicate a ZUN-created name that way (apart from Rin Satsuki and Satsuki Hakurei).
* OriginalCharacter: Mika and Midori, who form ThoseTwoGuys for the Eientei crew; Tsumami and Tsukiyo, who more or less serve [[{{Expy}} the same purpose]] as [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Colon and Nobby]] for Kotohime's [[AscendedExtra police force]]; Satsuki "Sacchin" Hakurei, Reimu's adopted granddaughter after the TimeSkip; Carroll Kirisame, [[{{Shipping}} Marisa and Alice's]] [[HomosexualReproduction daughter]]; and Masha Kinoko, a mushroom-youkai who comes into existence during ''Shenanigans in a Magical Forest''.
** OCStandIn: Marisa's father Daisuke, who doesn't have so much as a name in canon, and Rin Satsuki, who had a [[DummiedOut name in canon]] and not much else.
** Two particularly unusual examples are Meimu (AKA Kon Yakumo), who was ''already'' a sort of public-domain OC, but Muffin created an entirely new backstory for her which was only partially based on the "original" version; and Shanghai Margatroid, who was simply a magically-controlled puppet in canon until Alice and Marisa made her into an Independent Doll [[spoiler: in the ending to ''Shenanigans in a Magical Forest'']]. Then there's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide EX-Rumia]], AKA Rumia Yagami ...
** The Yatagarasu got introduced as Yasora Kojiwa in ''Shenanigans in a Magical Forest'' ... and was then killed one strip later. (Her ghost remains, however.)
** Character sheets for all of the above can now be found [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thorichara here]].
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative:"You are the guiltiest [[RainbowSpeak HELL-RAVEN]] with the power of a CROW with the power of THE SUN in the entire UNDERGROUND!
* OverusedRunningGag: '''[[JustAsPlanned Keikaku Doori]]''', initially.
* PaintingTheMedium: In the fan fiction, spoken dialogue in English is given in an italicized serif font (except in cases where it's ''really obviously'' not in Japanese-plus-TranslationConvention), and Sakuya's TimeStop gets its own coloring as well. In ''Create.swf Adventures'', dialogue and the names of certain items (including most characters) are colored blue when they're supposedly literally in English, green for Romaji, and red for "Japanese-plus-TranslationConvention."
* ParodyEpisode:
** The "[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Marisa Gear Solid]]" comics, most of which were made before Muffin had actually played any of the games.
** [[CSIMiami CSI: Gensokyo]], complete with ColdOpen and ''CSI'' (Caine) style QuipToBlack.
* PostModernism: This is [[InteractiveFiction Create.swf Adventures]] in a nutshell. At its heart, it is a {{deconstruction}} of the MSPaintAdventures format:
** In the first act, the players aren't controlling the characters in the "PlayerCharacter" sense of the word; rather, the "commands" the characters are receiving are from bizzare spirits, a side effect of an overabundance of magical fungal spores. The characters who discover this start working against it. That's right: the characters were ''fighting against the players.''
** In the second act, the main character is Masha Kinoko, a youkai "born" from the mushroom that produced the aforementioned spores; the PlayerCharacters are no longer the result of "[[ProblemSleuth WEIRD POSTMODERN SHIT]]." Also, Marisa visits Muffin's site at one point, and finds a Create.swf Adventures page made in 2016 -- which is to say, six years after the comic was created.
** In the third act, the main character is Utsuho Reiuji, but the players aren't directly controlling her. Rather, the commands are going through the yatagarasu she consumed -- and said yatagarasu is mostly failing fantastically at GrandTheftMe, mostly due to Utsuho's {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, TooDumbToFool tendencies.
** "Act ⑥" (the ''fourth'' act): It is revealed that [[FramingDevice this is all]] an "[[AdventureGame ADVENTURE-GAME]] / [[RolePlayingGame RPG]] / [[BulletHell DANMAKU]] hybrid" being played by Muffin, and that [=KirbyM=] (who is a different individual from "Walfas") is the creator of it and ''Touhou Nekokayou'' as a series of adventure games, which were made with the aid of Create.swf. On the page in which Muffin becomes the "PlayerCharacter" ("[[strike:[[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Thou art I, and I am thou]]]] You are now [[AuthorAvatar MUFFIN]]."), it alternates between first-person and second-person narration. Soon after, Muffin starts ''cheating'' at the game, giving the characters GodMode, and wrestling with the game's [[NoFairCheating anti-cheat measures]].
* PhraseCatcher: DAMNIT YUKARI!
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Alice, who became a [[WitchSpecies youkai]] and stopped aging when she was fifteen, is using a spell so that she grows up along with Marisa (who was, of course, [[MayflyDecemberRomance still aging nine years later]]). Remilia and Flandre have since gotten Patchouli to create a similar spell that works on vampires, though they both usually stay in their younger forms.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner:
-->'''Sakuya (with SlasherSmile):''' "Hello. You have committed a fatal exception error."
-->'''Meimu ([[SweatDrop sweatdropping]]):''' "W-what!? Isn't that a computer thing?"
-->'''Sakuya:''' "Well, I meant that my lady and I take exception to trying to kidnap Meiling like that. It was therefore a fatal error."
* RainbowSpeak: In Create.swf Adventures, text is colored red for [[TranslationConvention text "translated" from Japanese]], blue for text "already in English", and green for romaji. Outside of dialogue, in which ''everything'' is one of these colors, the coloring tends to be reserved for key-items (and capitalized, in ''Shenanigans in a Magical Forest'').
* {{Retcon}}: Dissatisfied with how comics 97-100 turned out, Muffin tossed them into a bin and basically started remaking them. To say nothing of the timeline ...
* RetiredBadass: Sakuya, not that it stops her from being badass nowadays.
* RightForTheWrongReasons: In comic [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic61 #61]], the events of ''Imperishable Night'', which were started by [[MoonPeople Lunarians]], have resulted in [[{{Lunacy}} moonbeams driving fairies crazy and making them superpowered]]. Mokou, fighting off fairies, wonders out loud why this is happening; a BossInMookClothing-fairy promptly attacks her and, in TalkativeLoon-mode, blurts out, "BECAUSE ALIENS FROM THE MOOOOON!"
* RuleOfFunny: The [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic63 Catness]] [[StoryArc arc]], in which half of Gensokyo's not-already-PettingZooPeople population gets turned into [[{{Catgirl}} cats]], and in which "[[SophisticatedAsHell shiny objects]]" is a technical magical term, and susceptibility to the effects of the catness is based on stupidity or strength (but not both). And that's just the tip of the iceberg in the comic as a whole ...
--> '''Wriggle:''' ''(after Mokou has just been [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic25 defeated by Tenshi]])'' "Yeesh ... [[NeverSendAnXToDoAYsJob never send a lesbian to do a bisexual crossdresser's job.]]"

** As of April 1st, 2010, Muffin's updated the comic's main page to this:
--> ...updated whenever I feel like it (generally ends up being around Monday-ish, though the original intended time was Sundays and occasional Wednesdays or Thursdays, but ultimately "when I feel like it").
** That's nothing compared to the prose fiction. Of the five multi-chapter fics, only one is finished and only two of the other four have been updated since 2010.
** As of October 2, 2010, the comic was officially on indefinite hiatus, although Muffin was still doing Create.swf Adventures. It came back on the 10th of April, just a few days after the end of ''Shenanigans in a Magical Forest.''
** The comic was put on another indefinite hiatus on December 17, 2011. ''Cottagesnagged'' is still ongoing, but Muffin has implied that he might stop doing much in the way of fanworks when it ended.
* SchizoTech: They've been in MedievalStasis since 1884, but the Moriya Shrine and Yukari have started bringing in electricity and computers (Yukari even brought in television and computers before ''Subterranean Animism''), leading to this.
* SchmuckBait: Referenced by name in one of the [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=subdolls supplemental fictions]].
* ScrewYourself: Oh [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=yukalove Yuka.]]
* SeinfeldianConversation: [[OriginalCharacter Mika and Midori]] tend to have these while fleeing in terror.
* SelfDeprecation: In "[[FourthWallMailSlot Ask Masha]]":
-->'''Anonymous asked:''' Do you read Seihou Nekokayou? If so, what do you think of it?
-->'''Masha:''' Eh, it seemed to me to be kind of overrated when I went through it. It wasn't always that original, it kept using the "[[Manga/DeathNote just as planned]]" joke, and it used [[OriginalCharacter OCs]] a little too much...
** According to [[WordOfGod Muffin's main Tumblr]], this was based on actual criticisms he'd seen about the comic.
* SexyDiscretionShot: Flandre and Koishi hide [[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces in a side-passage]] in the Underground in [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic84 #84]]; the "camera" remains trained on the dark entrance to said passage. [[SubvertedTrope Unfortunately]], Flandre has not yet had TheTalk at that point ...
* SexyShirtSwitch: Take a good look at Koishi and Flandre in [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic118 #118]].
* SheIsAllGrownUp: ''Fate of 60 Years'' features grown-up Cirno (dubbed "Cirno-nee").
* {{Shipping}}: And [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=swaromance lots of it]]! (Muffin has often bemoaned the inability to resist doing them ...)[[invoked]]
* ShoutOut
** In addition to VideoGame/MetalGearSolid [[ParodyEpisode parody episodes]], the "Time Paradox" gag from [=MGS3=] is often used, not to mention that Nitori has developed a knockoff CODEC technology which has seen use outside the direct parodies.
*** At one point in Cottagesnagged, we see a CODEC device's box, which has a picture of a [[StealthPun metal gear]].
** Sakuya is a walking ShoutOut to [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]]. This is in Touhou canon. The trope is present ''here'' by way of the fact that when she uses her TimeStop ability, the declared spell card is always (the technically {{canon}}) "[[MemeticMutation ZA WARUDO]]" and the fact that Muffin is responsible for [=KirbyM=] including Dio-Sakuya poses in create.swf.
** ''Manga/DeathNote'': Remilia's fate-manipulation has [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic1 similar requirements and effects]]; Komachi even [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic17 has a Death Note]] at one point (and can see your name and "lifespan in Shinigami time" [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic45 by looking at your face]]), in addition to overuse of "JUST AS PLANNED."
** Marisa's "[[ThisCannotBe NO WAY! THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!]]" line is borrowed from [=KirbyM=]'s ouvre, as is the punchline for [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic84 #84]] ... though the line in [=KirbyM=]'s flash is said for ''entirely different reasons.''
** The entirety of "Create.swf Adventures" is a shout out to MSPaintAdventures, using many of the running jokes established therein (the pumpkin, the retrieval of arms, the AddedAlliterativeAppeal of the Strife Modus screen...), with Rumia's "Team ❽" forming a parody of the Midnight Crew.
*** HilariousInHindsight: [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0363 CSA0363]] references the "[[http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Ongoing_Gags#Homestuck_Gags Huge Bitch]]" running joke. [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004824 Not even a week later...]]
** Eiki Shiki's [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic125 measures peoples' morality]] with a ''literal'' KarmaMeter, designed to look like one from a KnightsOfTheOldRepublic-era {{Bioware}} RPG.
** Kisume can apparently travel between buckets by "following [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy recipriversexclusions]] of [her] mind and soul." Sakuya then describes the term when asked (though obviously not referring to the book by name.)
** In comc #37, a bit of text in the second to last panel is [[TheDementedCartoonMovie qrrbrbirlbel]]. Oddly enough, this one was NOT picked up quickly.
** ''Create.swf Adventures: Cottagesnagged'' at one point parodies a LoadingScreen which uses iconic text from the Touhou games ... but which is actually designed after the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading excessive]] loading screens from VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006.
** ... and many more!
* SlasherSmile: Flandre, in her more psychotic moments. However, Sakuya has [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic103 taken the cake]].
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: It falls firmly towards the "idealistic" end, but with a certain amount of cynicism. For instance, Eiki Shiki's [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic KotOR]]-KarmaMeter places [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic125 Reimu]] on the good end but closer to the middle, with a note to the effect that this is "slightly below normal people" (although presumably Eiki Shiki's KarmaMeter is all about the more stringent requirements of getting into Heaven).
* SpeakOfTheDevil: Muffin keeps track of hits to his site and where they're coming from. This enables him to pop up on message boards where people have linked to his site ...
* StealthPun: Well, to start with, the English title is a mashup of two [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Scarlet_Weather_Rhapsody other]] [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Bohemian_Archive_in_Japanese_Red works]] ...
* StoryArc: AKA "the dreaded continuity" due to the fact that the comic is usually a gag-a-day strip.
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: EX-Rumia, AKA Rumia Yagami, who acted like a [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed]] LargeHam [[ImAHumanitarian In A Humanitarian]] CheerfulChild in her [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic4 first appearance]], AxeCrazy the [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic85 second time]], and just plain cartoonishly evil [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic111 the third time]]. She has formed a ShoutOut to [[MSPaintAdventures the Midnight Crew]] [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic114 during the next 60 years]].
** Yasora, who pretty much set herself up as an evil side of Utsuho the moment she comes out.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: from [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic95 this comic]]:
-->'''Sanae:''' Excuse me...
-->'''Cirno:''' N-NO I DIDN'T SEE A DAIDARABOTCHI!
-->'''Sanae:''' ''(skeptical)'' A what?
-->'''Cirno:''' Um, n-nothing, I definitely didn't see any big shadows anywhere.
* TakeThatKiss: Daiyousei, of all people, [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic35 does this to Cirno]] just to drive home how weak Cirno's [[MemeticMutation Icicle Fall - Easy -]] really was.
* ThemeNaming: [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice's]] daughter is named [[Creator/LewisCarroll Carroll]]. The spelling clinches it.
** Meimu's real name is Kon Yakumo. Kon means "navy-blue" to put her in with Yukari (violet), Ran (indigo), and Chen (orange).
** The titles of the members of Team ❽, in addition to having the same initials as [[MSPaintAdventures The Midnight Crew]], are all darkness-themed.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Well, it ''is'' VideoGame/{{Touhou}}, [[FrickinLaserBeams so]] [[BeamSpam obviously]] [[KameHameHadoken it]] [[BulletHell counts]]. Special mention, though, must go to [[CanonSue Reimu's]] [[GodModeSue Hax Sign]] "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin You Just Plain F***ing Lose]]" and Koishi's [[DittoFighter Recollection "RED THE NIGHTLESS MOTHERF***ER"]].
** Also when all the heroines team up to fight Tenshi at the end of [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic80 Catness]].
** Reimu's [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0487 Unlimited Fantasy Heaven]]. [[spoiler:Which then [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0489 results]] in a HeroicRROD.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck:
--> '''Cirno:''' This is still gonna hurt so much I'm going to be feeling it next week, isn't it?
** Due to ScheduleSlip, it ended up being two weeks.
* TimeSkip: The "Fate of 60 Years" line, which takes place at the end of the 60-year cycle which began in ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View''.
* TomSwifty: ''Shenanigans in a Magical Forest'' has a [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0174 triple-layered example]] without any actual dialogue:
-->[[SecondPersonNarration You]] quickly bring her up to speed, [[LampshadeHanging in the manner of]] TomSwift.
* TradeSnark: "All VideoGame/{{Touhou}} characters are Team Shanghai Alice and/or ZUN; create.swf is ⑨ [=KirbyM=] with help from Thefre."
* TranslationConvention: The characters are presumably speaking Japanese, except when otherwise specified, with a LampshadeHanging from Remilia at one point ("Speak English! -- or ... Japanese. Whichever." in response to a [[WallOfText Wall Of]] {{Magibabble}} from [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic64 Patchouli]]).
--> '''[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic8 Marisa:]]''' "Looks more like ... uh ... I can't think of a good comeback that makes sense in English."
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: Muffin has created a short bit of code which generates links to TVTropes and appends a disclaimer to that effect, and uses it whenever linking to TVTropes.
** He's since stopped linking here, for various reasons.
* UnsoundEffect: to compensate for the VirtualPaperDoll limitations, and sometimes for exposition. But mostly they're rather silly in general.
** "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic92 Baboon]]" almost sounds like the SFX for an explosion. "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic93 Gorilla]]," not so much.
** As well as "BOOMIES" (for fire) and "SPOOOOOOON" (for the "death" SFX from the Windows games, plus in [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic95 #95]], when it is [[IncrediblyLamePun used for]] ... yeah).
** "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic84 SFX: MAKEOUTS]]"
** "SFX: ([[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic88 BOOMIES, EXCEPT THERE'S NO SOUND IN SPACE]])"
** [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa02cottage0775 UNICODE!]]
* UnusualEuphemism: "SON OF A DUCK!"
* VisualPun: [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic47 IT'S SPRING!]]
* WatsonianVersusDoylist: Occasionally, Muffin explains discrepancies and plotholes ("How did Koishi immediately [[DittoFighter steal]] Red The Nightless Castle from [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic92 Remilia]]? According to ''[[AllThereInTheManual Grimoire of Marisa]]'', Satori needs to use Terrifying Hypnotism first!") with ''both'' forms ("I haven't read all of ''Grimore of Marisa''/she got it from Flandre earlier").
* WebcomicOfTheGame: There was a StoryArc which parodied ''Embodiment of Scarlet Devil'', as well as comic adaptations of each of the 12.X storylines.
* WhamEpisode: ''Shenanigans in a Magical Forest'' had a relatively tame [[TheReveal reveal]]: [[spoiler:It takes place [[TimeSkip 10 years]] into the main comic's future.]]
** [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0104 There was actually some]] {{Foreshadowing}} [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0321 towards that]]
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Among the original characters, Mika has the ability to manipulate wind in leaves, and Midori can manipulate flavors. Although Tewi was clever enough to come up with a simple prank using them ...
* TheWorfEffect: Parodied in the out-of-continuity "it's really epic!" comics, which are a reaction to several fanfics Muffin read which, in order to take on an "epic scale," killed off major characters ''just to show they mean business!''
* {{Yandere}}: [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Yukari and Tewi tried to pull a prank that involved manipulating the Border of {{Tsundere}} and Yandere, only to discover that Alice wasn't an actual tsundere anymore - she was all out of "tsun".
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pretty much all canon; [[JustifiedTrope explained]] for the human characters by way of Gensokyo's naturally-high magical energies (i.e. Sanae had black hair in the Outside World, but entering Gensokyo turned her hair green), and for the youkai characters by the fact that, well, they aren't human, so obviously the rules are different. Muffin also created a version of [=KirbyM=]'s [[LifeEmbellished Daily Flash]] characters with [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=art-realwalfas more realistic Japanese hair colors]] after previously depicting them and Sanae straight-up in an OriginalFlavor comic as a [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic110 birthday present]] for [=KirbyM=].
* YuriGenre: There is more emphasis placed on romance in this comic than the original games (which is to say, [[NoHuggingNoKissing there is some emphasis placed on romance in this comic]]), and so far all of it is female/female except for Rinnosuke/Tokiko.
...[[TropeOverdosed And a lot of other tropes present in the original material]].