You know, people keep saying that Remilia has all the vampire weaknesses but crosses, but last I checked, she can enter people's houses without being invited in, right?
Also, Jesus Christ Clarste what is up with you lately.
Well, let's try to finally respond to some stuff. In CONFUSE-O-VISION!
Have we discussed Priere yet?
Seems to me like a Draco in Leather Pants
And here's the Beethoven piece.
Sounds pretty PATHETIC
Huh, cool. Though the only part I recognize is like one second at the beginning.
The Small Vampire Noblewoman
You know, that actually made me smile quite a bit. Took a while to get started, but you are actually not bad at all at writing slice-of-life stuff. Sanae's appearance was funny, Flandre was funny and adorable, and other stuff, too. I also happily noticed some actual continuity between your write-ups, which I think is the first time I see that in a write-up that is not mine. Though I have to wonder, wasn't the mansion in France? And don't Maribel and Renko live in the future? Then why was Sakuya there and how can she tell Reimu about it now? Or am I mixing something up here?
The fandom has done some very not nice things to Remilia. No, I'm not talking about that, obviously. We won't be going into that at all in this thread hopefully.
Bocaj, darling, the quality of this post is good enough for a write-up. Why is it not one?
Oh lordy, there is Alternate Character Interpretation of Remilia within canon!
I'm always a little mystified by this idea. If a character acts differently in different situations, as long as it's consistent with their basic characterization, it only makes them more three-dimensional, doesn't it?
(I know you were exaggerating for humor, but still!)
I always figured that, since Remilia is about ten-ish and Flandre's 5 years younger, that Flandre was 5 when she was turned. In fact, the separation in ages is the main reason why I go for the "turned" theory.
Wait, wait, there's no way Flandre is 5. That is too young! Far too young!
Actually, Remilia and Flandre look to me as if they're about the same age, so that actually speaks for them being born as vampires. They were born 5 years apart, but stopped aging at the same point in their respective development.
Still trying to develop a vampire theory that makes sense with everything we know...
I have to admit, I found this kind of hard to follow. This might have to do with how replying to this thread is taking so long my eyes and head are starting to hurt. So I guess the lesson here is to always write your stories with a structure simple enough for a drunk retard to follow. Yes. The idea is cute, though. But does it really count as a write-up for Remilia?
Makes me smile that the nickname "Patches" for Patchouli is catching on, though!
In any case, as long as one is making up a source of their vampirism, it's not unreasonable to assume that they started out looking older and then de-aged in a Byakuren-esque fashion when they were transformed.
I would assume that Byakuren didn't really de-age, but rather just gained healthy new skin and a healthy new body on top of her previous skeleton. Something like that. "De-aging" is just... weird.
Regarding Remilia's treatment of Sakuya and others... The way I see it she's just extremely possessive. Those are her servants or her friends, and to mistreat them is by extension to mistreat her stuff. And she's certainly not going to mistreat her own stuff. Greed is after all pretty much the same thing as love, for most purposes. So she loves Sakuya and Patchouli and Meiling and all the fairies, but that's just an extension of fundamental feeling of ownership and duty. The master of the household has responsibilities, you know? It's her household so it damn well better be the best household ever.
Hm. Be interesting to write a Remilia like this who's still a sympathetic character. In a sense, that characterization seems like a description of a lot of real human beings, except from a very cynical perspective, doesn't it?
Incidentally, this seems to extend outside of her household too. She has no enemies: she only has allies she hasn't recruited yet.
I love this.
They do. I wouldn't be surprised either way. I wouldn't be surprised if somebody did that on purpose, but I also wouldn't be surprised if it were just a happy coincidence. A pair of western European vampire-children don't seem like the natural place to draw parallels to Nordic mythology.
I don't think ZUN really cares about whether his symbolism is appropriate.
It wouldn't surprise me if it was entirely intentional. I imagine that ZUN reads Wikipedia articles and stuff on all sorts of mythology and other subjects as bedtime reading, and keeps a massive notebook for everything that might work as a spellcard or character design element.
In other news, the lower level version of "Spear the Gungnir" is called "Heartbreak".
Hearts pump blood, vampires are romantic, and it sounds cool.
PS: Thanks for the inspiration, Otherarrow. Thanks to your little running gag there, I now think of Rin as Reimu's imaginary friend.