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The New Touhou Character Alternate Interpretation Compendium!:

Even more illogical is the fact that she has absolutely no use for a pool herself:she can't traverse moving bodies of water. In the end, it was all just to impress her invitees.

"Look! I have my own sea in the library!"

edited 1st Aug '11 12:34:08 PM by hassanico

 6602 Clarste, Mon, 1st Aug '11 12:34:43 PM Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Three Steps
Pools aren't moving bodies of water. She can take baths, but not showers.

 6603 Bocaj, Mon, 1st Aug '11 12:35:14 PM from Here Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Chaotic Lulzy
A pool doesn't count as moving water. Because its contained, probably.

I think the moving water restriction was only supposed to apply to rivers although ZUN kicked it up a notch by including rain. I wonder if snow has the same effect.

[up] Yeah, what that guy said.

edited 1st Aug '11 12:35:42 PM by Bocaj

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 6604 asterism, Mon, 1st Aug '11 12:40:55 PM Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
This amuses me
Snow is made of ice, not water. I know ice and water are TECHNICALLY the same thing, but oftentimes in magic and powers they're not. Otherwise we've got the incredibly silly scenario of Remilia not being able to cross a glacier.
 6605 Pulse, Mon, 1st Aug '11 12:41:05 PM from Yaddayaddaville Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
eep
@Faw; I was trying for a similar feel from my Meiling writeup, with a Not quite average yet not really a crisis sort of setting, with something of a focus on character interaction, since the SDM crew live in such close proximity. The idea was to follow both some of Remi's administrative duties and her personal relationships.
Stop staring
 6606 Bocaj, Mon, 1st Aug '11 12:42:03 PM from Here Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Chaotic Lulzy
The water thing is addressed by Sakuya in SSIB actually.

Even so, Remilia mostly spent her time at the pool lounging in a beach chair. She's chill like that.

[up][up] Glaciers are technically moving water. Its just really, really, really, really, really, really slow.

edited 1st Aug '11 12:42:57 PM by Bocaj

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 6607 Durazno, Mon, 1st Aug '11 12:51:59 PM from Academia Relationship Status: Robosexual
All business!
Modern cities would be a nightmare for her.

EDIT: Also, we've been seeing a lot of this lately, haven't we?

edited 1st Aug '11 12:53:20 PM by Durazno

 6608 asterism, Mon, 1st Aug '11 12:59:04 PM Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
This amuses me
Remilia is, I think, not one for subtlety. She battles using nothing but her speed and power, attacking with swift ferocity. Her spellcards are like this, especially Scarlet Meister.

Compare Kaguya, who tries to trap you, or Suwako, who plays games.

edited 1st Aug '11 12:59:56 PM by asterism

 6609 Clarste, Mon, 1st Aug '11 1:00:44 PM Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Three Steps
She has that blood dripping mechanic though, apparently. Many of her attacks leave trails behind them that cut off your space. It's said that she's better at melee than danmaku though.

 6610 asterism, Mon, 1st Aug '11 1:02:25 PM Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
This amuses me
She's all about the melee in the fighting games.
 6611 raigakuren, Mon, 1st Aug '11 1:04:07 PM from SHAFT land
B Villain
[up] Agreed.

Yet another factor that makes her and Patchouli complete opposites.

edited 1st Aug '11 1:04:26 PM by raigakuren

That awkward moment where Kyoro is one of Satan's Generals.
Those are blood drops? Huh, that almost makes her spellcards interesting
Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought
 6613 Clarste, Mon, 1st Aug '11 1:08:13 PM Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Three Steps
Yeah, I know right? I didn't realize that until someone earlier in this thread started talking about her descriptions in GOM.*

Ghosts' Poet
Remilia ~ Immortal+ (Princess)

Immortality. Power. These attributes, which so many humans grasp for, are not rare for non-humans. The celestials are immortal, as are the Lunarians and the Hourai Immortals. True magicians and witches can live for a certain value of forever. Gods can survive as long as there is faith. Even fairies live eternally, though they continually die and return with their memories. So, when a strange young girl and her baby sister emerged somewhere in Renaissance Europe, they were not special; they were not unique. They were just two more for the youkai population. Nothing special at all.

Here's a quick tip for you. Greatness doesn't always come with klaxons and warning signs. Sometimes, it only comes out when it's ready. When it hungers.

True immortality rarely comes without troubles. In a way, it is not living forever. It is living despite death. As such, those who are immortal are often as stale as death. Likewise, those who come into immortality, or have it thrust onto them, do not excel in their lives. Tenshi, famously, became bored due to her troubles. Mokou went mad for years and left humanity. Remilia was young when she was turned, possibly younger than Tenshi, and she was burdened with her little sister. She should have followed a similar path. Still, unlike the others, she had two extra benefits. She had the indomitable confidence that characterizes all vampires. More importantly, she had a sister or her beloved pawn.

Before the death and rebirth, Remilia spent most of her time with Flandre. She led Flandre on magnificent expeditions through the gilded furniture of the nursery. She showed her the sights when they took a walk through the fields, climbed up the bookshelves of the library, visited the seaside, sneaked out and bought toys from the merchants. Most of all, she assured her, with a wide-eyed grin, that everything was going to go well because they were both beautiful princesses who could do anything! The confidence of leadership, in a way. After they turned and Flandre could not feed herself, the grin didn't appear as often, and it lost its warmth. Nevertheless, it came when necessary. She was the leader and no one would take that away from her. And they could still be princesses.

The castle was obtained easily, though it took years to find one with the right color. A few nights of strange mists in the foyer and bats in the beds left the place empty. The other bits were more difficult. The guard was found in China, a bright-eyed youkai who was ready to prove herself. The library came with the magician (which is totally necessary for a princess's castle), who agreed to join in return for space for her rapidly growing library (she even brought her own maidservant). The maid, the all-important maid, was found after a series of unusual circumstances. She worked quietly, sneaking throughout Europe and Asia, searching for the building blocks of a princess's life. All that was left was the beautiful lakeside property and the recognition that she had shunned for so long. It is time

In Gensokyo, greatness doesn't come out until it's ready, when night has fallen and the world is vulnerable. It rises up behind you, sending chills down your spine and sweat down your chest. It bubbles up inside you, a clawed frog in your throat, scratching and screaming and telling you to go, run, flee! There, it's before you, run! Do not look at her delicate features! But it disappears. It didn't want your blood, only your imagination. It wanted to make your heart race with terror, yet fill your mind with awe at her face. The Scarlet Devil, princess errant, has made her presence known. It is enough. Until the hunger strikes her again


This was supposed to be a short expansion on my earlier comment about Remilia being Tenshi+. However, after the second paragraph, it turned into a story about two girls wanting to be awesome can-do princesses. I thought that was more adorable, so I wrote that instead. Besides, this will cancel out the grimdark of my last write-up. Yes, the ending is kind of creepy. I'm sorry, but I liked it too much to take it out

Sidenote: my current headcannon of the Scarlets' creation is that they were upper-class children who were bitten, died and came back as vampires. It's how Bram Stoker's Dracula got his victims, so it seems appropriate for someone who claims him as her ancestor.

Second Sidenote: Find the creepy messages and win a prize! You probably won't like the prize

edited 1st Aug '11 4:30:43 PM by yarrunmace

you'll then have a grave in the clouds where you won't lie too cramped
 6615 asterism, Mon, 1st Aug '11 4:25:54 PM Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
This amuses me
It's interesting really. Your write-up reminded me of the fact that the unwillingly immortals tend to go a bit...weird. Tenshi, who basically rode in on her parents' coattails, went almost insane with boredom and almost destroyed Gensokyo just to pass the time. Mokou has so many issues she really belongs in a Persona game. Compare them to Alice, Kaguya and Byakuren (and possibly Eirin and Yuyuko), all of whom became functionally undying of their own accord and as such are well-balanced and, well...sane.

So, this brings up the question of whether the Scarlets were willing or not when they were vampirised. Remilia is relatively stable, Flandre is eccentric at best and a raging psychopath at worst. Draw your own comclusions.
MERMAID
Mokou very willingly became immortal. She just regrets ever doing so
"Seriously, don't eat the mermaid. And not just because it's half cannibalism." ~Otherarrow
 6617 Otherarrow, Mon, 1st Aug '11 4:32:45 PM from the Moon Cell Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Hakunon's Strange Quest
Hmm. I enjoyed that. It was pretty unquie in a way (at least I think so)

I'll save other comments for Mokou's turn. (I think she hasn't had a turn yet?)

Blood is amazing!

 6618 raigakuren, Mon, 1st Aug '11 4:34:24 PM from SHAFT land
B Villain
The apparent difference between Hourai immortality and Vampire immortality is vampires can still be destroyed by their weaknesses, so it's not really immortality, it's more like eternal youth.
That awkward moment where Kyoro is one of Satan's Generals.
Ghosts' Poet
^ Good eye.

I noticed that too, but I figured that technical immortality + incredible power still means that they live for a really long time. So, I didn't mention it.
you'll then have a grave in the clouds where you won't lie too cramped
"Justice!"
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.

What, and suddenly gaining a healthy new body around your previous skeleton or persisting as an incorporeal reflection of yourself after death or regenerating ex nihilo after being completely disintegrated is perfectly normal?

edited 1st Aug '11 5:14:24 PM by SuperDimensionman

 6621 asterism, Mon, 1st Aug '11 5:16:58 PM Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
This amuses me
Mokou's immortality was a single rash decision that she's regretted for 1300 years. Like a tattoo, but worse. That's why I listed her as an 'unwilling'. She didn't have a concrete plan that ended up with her not dying.
Ghosts' Poet
I went through Mokou's profile when I was writing this. She apparently didn't know exactly what the Elixir was until she took it from some random people who were going to throw it into a volcano.

edited 1st Aug '11 5:18:47 PM by yarrunmace

you'll then have a grave in the clouds where you won't lie too cramped
The way Touhou works, abstract concepts like youth are quantitative entities. Spring can be stolen, night can be extended. Gaining youth isn't weird in comparison to that
Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought
 6624 Fawriel, Mon, 1st Aug '11 5:27:56 PM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
What, and suddenly gaining a healthy new body around your previous skeleton or persisting as an incorporeal reflection of yourself after death or regenerating ex nihilo after being completely disintegrated is perfectly normal?
I don't think of it as that sudden, really... Or do I? Actually, I have different mental images of the transformation of Cirno into a youkai and of Byakuren into a magician... Huh.

But yeah, there's a difference. I might not have expressed it well, but the way I see it, her rejuvenation was just a regeneration that made her body cleansed of impurities and built stronger than it was before, but without any major changes. Like a supernatural fitness and beauty program. De-aging into a prepubescent state, on the other hand, would require a massive change in the character's anatomy, in a direction that bodies just don't develop into, so it seems a lot less natural.

It also makes the whole factor of being unable to grow further seem even more gratuitous than it already is. I'd much prefer to think that there's a reason why they have to be children.

Because I've been expecting more out of my write-ups which is why I haven't been doing them as often* . If you want I can put some bolded text on top of it even if I'm not quite content with it as a write-up as opposed to a random collection of thoughts.
Well, it's not for me to decide. Though I find it very sad that a lot of very creative minds around here don't seem to be contributing any write-ups because their standards are so high. You wouldn't be the only one.

PS: Thanks for the picdump, Tacitus. I wanted to give more detailed commentary, but now it's too late for me to think straight.

PPS: Likewise regarding yarrunmace. I'll read it tomorrow.
SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
 6625 asterism, Mon, 1st Aug '11 5:28:45 PM Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
This amuses me
[up][up][up] What an incredibly silly thing to do. 'Oh, some guys are going to throw that drug into the volcano. I know, I'll kill them and take it for myself! (kill) But what does it do? THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT!!!'

She almost deserves her ironic hell for that.

edited 1st Aug '11 5:29:07 PM by asterism

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