Warning: Massive post, Koishi giant writeup, etc. etc.
I compiled a Koishi Playlist.
It's probably going to end up my largest, as it's at 31 songs already and I haven't come CLOSE to finishing Hartmann's Youkai Girl remixes,
Ruki's Choice: IOSYS ~ Primula <—— Delightfully insane
Siestail <—— I swear this melts my teeth every time.
Nostalgia ~ Touhou Vocal 13
Illusionary Metal/Prog Rock 54 <—- Also has a nice image.
Touhou arrange 74 <—— Really love this, prob my fave.
Touhou arrange 1107 // stray girl
Arrange Last Remote feat. mintea
- Goblin Girl (Hartmann's Youkai Girl)
I couldn't pick a real favorite, but Koishi had a VERY good arrange amount across the board. Last Remote pulled up a lot more arranges then I thought and a lot of them were good and Hartmann's Youkai Girl is a well known, fun little toy. You might want to check this one out for the next day or so, because I'm still adding Hartmann's Youkai Girl remixes to it. It'll probably get around 9 more.
Also, I just noticed Fawriel subscribed to me, so thanks for that bud! XD
As usual guys, feel free to point out songs you liked, songs you didn't, repeats etc. etc.
As I said before, slowly becoming one of my favorite characters. Her power is pretty neat, she has an interesting backstory and a nice design. Hartmann's Youkai Girl and Last Remote help, plus that I love Satori too.
Dearly unloved by the fanbase, it seems. It's hard to find SERIOUS work with Koishi, which is really sad for me. I always thought Koishi could be really well suited to serious works as well as humorous. Of course, I'm probably fanboying this here.
Anyway, hm, as for Koishi's character...
My basic interpertation puts her as a kind of reverse-Kuudere. On the outside, she's somewhat energetic and smiling, but inside she's very cold and distant from people and the world around her. As a result of closing her third eye, it's become a lot harder to connect with everything around her. Thus many things she does are more of a superfical form of friendship, in terms of emotion, then a true bond.
I guess that might be more fitting for some other description, but reverse-Kuudere is how my mind thought to put it.
Koishi is nomadic, so she rarely stays in one place. When she does, it's underground with Satori and her pets. This also means that anything resembling a healthy relationahip with most people isn't doing to hot. It might not be a stretch to say Koishi is the least friended character in the series.
She probably has a large variety of hobbies and interests, but rarely pursues them and mostly just does it to give her something to do and keep her occupied. She picks them up and drops them on a whim. Her hobby of looking up psychology and giving Freudian insight is probably consistant, though.
Of all the characters, she's the most likely to write slashfics. I say this solely because the idea of Koishi writing slashfics based on what happens in Gensokyo amuses me somehow.
Just like Satori, she could really fuck you up mentally if she wanted to. I'd put her slightly under Satori in terms of non-Danmaku power, but she ranks up there in terms of versatile and powerful Touhou abilities. I wouldn't be surprised if Koishi would be the type to use them, too.
I like to imagine her with some kind of walking stick or staff-like thing. I dunno, maybe because she's a wanderer and stuff. I also associate her with mountains for some reason.
Uh...jeez, what else...this seems too small so far...
Well, I guess that's all I have for that interpertation. It seems kind of short and shallow for me, but I can't think of anything else.
Another version of Koishi, a pretty popular one as I get it, is of her as a more energetic, freespirited person. I'm pretty sure Kimiko Muffin
uses this type of Koishi, which might help explain it's size a little I guess. This form of Koishi is much more likely to be sociable and more true in her feelings, and is also a bit of a trickster. More likely to have a little more fun screwing around with the whole "Freudian" thing.
This version of Koishi is much less likely to use her power in an overly malicious or mind destroying way, but will make use of her invisibility for various trickery. This version of Koishi also will rarely have any reservations about satoris being somewhat shunned for their ability, which might put her at odds with Satori. This Koishi probably also sees her nomadic tendacies as kind of like an extended vacation, which is cool.
That's about the extent, I think, I know of Koishi personality-wise.
Next up is the shipping section...
Koishi/Satori and Koishi/Flandre are the two main ships Koishi is involved in. I support both pretty good, both seem to get really nice images and seem fun, but I generally support Koishi/Satori moreso.
Starting with Koishi/Flandre, just to confuse you guys more, I generally see Koishi as the more mature figure, for obvious reasons, who might even take a somewhat psychiatric or therapistic role to help curb Flandre's more asplode-y inhibitions. Flandre is a lot more innocent, but most likely the one who starts any form of relationshippial material. Probably finds Koishi really fun, which makes Koishi happy. The Koishi in this relationship is more likely to be the energetic Koishi then my version.
Koishi/Satori...it's kind of hard for me to describe, funny enough. As you can tell, my description abilities rank somewhere near rock bottom. However, they both seem to care for each other a lot, and Satori would probably be pleased to have someone with her who both wouldn't shun her and would be immune to her power, while Koishi is close with few people...but Satori is one of them. Koishi doesn't seem like the type to exactly care about things like blood that would keep the relationship non-function either and I doubt Hell has that large of a taboo in place. I have trouble describing exaclty how the relationship would go, though...
Koishi could also logically be paired up with Utsuho or Orin, Satori's pets, but this is pretty rare. I don't have much on this.
I also want to take a small second to say a little on a pairing I only actually saw in a single Danbooru picture, but I thought seemed kind of interesting and that would be Koishi/Parsee. Parsee gets jealous over a lot of things, but things like Koishi's backstory might be hard for her to get jealous over, and Koishi could probably find a way to drive in a wedge of talking. Jealously also usually starts in the subconscious, even though it's also pretty conscious, so to a certain extent Koishi could help bring Parsee's jealousy to more managable levels. Could be interesting, you know?
Oh, I guess I always thought satoris had a somewhat low population. Dunno why. And that should be everything for writeups.
I vote Reisen next, since we're on her track already.
Also, imagedump tiem.
KEEP OUT KEEP OUT KEEP OUT
A certain omopotemnia.
This reminds me of Lucky Star somehow.
Oh yeah, you're fucked.
This reminds me of Kanon somehow...
I really like this image, both in imageness and Koishiness.
Koishi and Flandre. They'll love you to death.
Oh god, I'd say it back in a heartbeat.
A sensual Koishi and Satori.
SOUL TRAAAAAAAIN! ...I hope I didn't post this before.
Say it with heart(danmaku)
A little bit of envy in my life...
This one is mildly disconcerting.
Koishi and Satori being super adorable.
Koishi looks so happy.
This is why they must never breed.
Koishi and Satori looking pretty.
Koishi and Parsee...she knows exactly how to make Parsee juuuust the right amount of jealous.
Oh god, Koishi's eye here freaks me out. Like, not her third eye, the actual eye.
Koishi's mind is a strange and wonderful place.
Koishi and Satori getting close.
Koishi looks kind of saint-like here.
Koishi wants nuclear power too! >=
This is really nice.
oh god hhhnnnggggg
This is really pretty.
This is really nice.
Simple and sweet.
A Koishi and Satori production.
The red and the black.
This is pretty. Like, really pretty.
I basically just speak whatever pops into my head in this little space.
More Koishi and Satori cuteness.
More Koishi x Flanflan.
Just as flanned, says Koishi.
This kinda freaks me out.
Koishi does a handstand. The smart way.
Koishi in a fun art style.
Koishi and Flan got it goin' on.
A kid at heart.
This is really nice.
Get these two mad and you are FUCKED.
Love and pinch!
More chibi shenannagins.
HEART ATTACK IMMINENT
This is interesting.
Koishi x Satori is a ship I approve of.
I have no idea why I find this amusing.
GET DOWN, GET DOWN, GET DOWN WITH THE MUSIC...
Sometimes, Koishi's just gotta choke a bitch.
The Flanflan and Koishi show!
This is amazing.
EDIT: Also, Koishi also appeared later in that scene, when Byakuren rescued Satori. She's also liable to appear more if Utsuho/Tenshi get in, I think.
edited 26th Apr '10 5:19:41 PM by Ruki Motomiya