Red Eye, Orange Carrot
Rabbit youkai are plentiful. No surprise, considering the memetically high birth rate of rabbits. They live and grow in the safety of the bamboo forest, making mochi as is their custom. However, in the large scheme of things, they are not important. Out of these youkai, the products of myraid warrens, come two individuals of greatness: the soldier and the con artist.
The soldier represents the glory of practices and drills and discipline. She is great through the will of her superiors. Born on the moon, trained by the Lunarians, she is a skilled warrior. Her gun has become a part of her; even her danmaku are bullets. However, the soldier highlights the training's failures as well as it's successes. The harshness of the training and the eternal threat of the human invaders and their impossibly charismatic leader, Neil Armstrong, broke the soldier. She began to fear the life of a soldier, something that had become a part of her, and fled to Earth. Even while she lurks among the rabbits of Eientei, she still holds her inner conflict. Constantly, she asks herself "what is a soldier that cannot fight?". Training is insufficient.
The con artist represents guile, cunning and stealth. She is great through her independent actions. From her origins on Earth, she became a master trickster. She became one of the first psychologists, using humans' idiosyncracies to make fools of them. However, she also is limited. Because she is driven by her own designs rather than the orders of a superior, she is shiftless. After she attained comfort in the creation of Eientei, she did not work to improve herself. Thus, she remains weaker than her soldier counterpart. Will is also insufficient.
In order for a rabbit to attain, or even surpass, the grandeur of these two specimens, it must learn from both of them. From the soldier, it must learn discipline. From the con artist, it must learn independence. Both skills must be mastered to create a great rabbit.
I'm afraid that writing dual write-ups is going to become a tradition. I'm saying this because Faw is eventually going to choose Satori and Koishi, and I have no idea what I'm going to write on those two.
edited 2nd Jun '11 3:17:42 PM by yarrunmace