Anonymous 2022/12/08 (Thu) 05:02 No. 25573 ▼ >>25572
Not 25571, but if humans do turn into youkai from exposure, I'd like to ask for a source on that because the human village is frequently bathed in the presence of hidden youkai constantly and only the fortune teller became one through deliberate effort.
Additionally, I like to browse Matthew Meyer's yokai.com to get a grip on Japanese folklore and often beholding the sight of things not meant to be seen or otherwise crossing the wrong youkai would result in you or your loved ones or your village being cursed to death. Becoming a youkai is something that pretty much occurs for doing some sort of karmic evil or committing a taboo.
For the fortune teller, that evil was throwing away his humanity (I think; whatever it was, Reimu told him it was a grave sin and crimson–slashered him, as she always does).
Anonymous 2022/12/08 (Thu) 06:31 No. 25574 ▼ >>25573
Turns out my brain did the fun job of going, ya know how rumors have power? If a human spends time with a youkai, rumors will spread that would inadvertently affect them.
Then my brain made the equivalence of hanging out with youkai = turning into youkai
, disregarding multiple steps somehow. My brain has failed me.
Anonymous 2022/12/08 (Thu) 18:02 No. 25576 ▼ >>25572 >if 2hus would produce folk-hero types
The ones who are magical, powerful, or just notable are largely self-centered, selfish, and not inclined to engaging seriously with things that actually require responsibility, like raising someone from childhood to be a responsible and capable adult. If they did attempt such, I think the result would be similarly selfish, arrogant, and not in the least qualified to act in the role of some figurative tale of valour.
The others might make boring (but weird) humans.