I've been thinking a lot about the smells in Gensokyo. It's not something that gets described often in stories and it's a pretty important part about how we perceive the world. I think that Sannyo would smell pretty good, since she would likely apply various fragrances and oils just as her normal routine, regardless of the tobacco. >>24916 I think the china dress is better than a maid outfit.
>>24919 I would say that it's likely earthy, almost damp and with a hint of chlorophyll. She's a gardener and physically active; after a long day the perspiration would make the aforementioned smells a little sharper and almost bring out slightly sour notes. After a bath or early in the morning, however, probably she and her dress smell lovely and vaguely of green tea.
>>24921 I think it's likely a deep scent, with a touch of sweetness, not unlike a hookah with rose-petal-flavored tobacco. But, if you want to evoke mountain mist, it might then be light and with a little bit of conifer—in other words the clean and pleasant smell of Japanese cedar or sugi.
>>24926 Given the co-operation of enough 2hus, Eirin could probably design a performance calculated to be most impressive—she's done something similar before—but whether it could actually happen is another matter entirely.
>>24945 >Be Sumireko >Make it onto the first round of America's Got Talent >Don't_fuck_up.jpg >Start off strong >Use last word >Beam of light smashes through roof >Blows apart stage >Blows apart judges >Blows apart talent show >Disqualified because whole season is cancelled >Should have tried levitating instead
>Be Reimu >Get invited to some show > Not interested. > Food is for free and there is price money > There is a fire in my heart.jpg > Get to place, bunch of other people here too. >All those chumps be from my neighbourhood > Gotta show your talent and have the crowd go yay or something. > First opponent is that curse Goddess. > She starts spinning in place super fast, and dolls fly next to her. >Crowd is impressed. >They like that then this is easy for me. >Pick up Yin Yang Orbs and have them spin too. > My balls shine with an divine power. > Throw Fantasy Heaven at Spin 2 to Win loser. > She gets yeeted to the ground hard, instant KO. >Celebrate my win yay! have theme song play > Why are you booing me? >What do you mean I'm getting arrested for assault!? >This contest is bullshit. > I want my money, or get a taste of my balls too!
I've always wanted to roll up next to some 2hus and just overhear their conversations. What are they thinking about that day? What do they like to talk about when they're just hanging out? Do they joke? Get philosophical? Gossip about people in their lives! Tell dumb stories?
Sure, fugging your favourite 2hu sounds all cool, but it ain't happening, let's face it. Being friends is probably impossible, too. Might as well get some enjoyment out of a brief, contextless exchange about pieces of their life you'll never have full knowledge of.
...I still wanna share a drink with Yuugi, though.
Funny enough, a lot of hus seem like they would be totally chill with just talking if they're not busy. Reisen venting about her workplace. Marisa discussing the latest experiment that blew up. Meiling talking about what she does with her time in front of the gate. Hell, I'd imagine it's easy to get Yuuka to ramble on about botany for hours. I wonder how many characters would actually go to the village for food and drink, and just stop to talk with other villagers.
Alright I'll tell you all, there's a norwegian folk tale about fairy tale bullshit and also a hand mill or something that can make things you wish for. It winds up stuck on salt at the bottom of the ocean.
>>24976 Well the folk tale eventually migrated to japan along with several others, still through the oral tradition, but mostly we already have a pair of vampires living in gensokyo, so is it so hard to believe that at some point they fished a magic mill out of the ocean to make the place more self reliant?
>>24918 >five signs of decay [五衰] (go-sui): Also, five types of decay. Five signs of decline displayed by heavenly beings when their lives are about to end. These signs differ according to the sutras. The Nirvana Sutra describes these five: (1) their clothes become soiled, (2) the flowers on their heads wither, (3) their bodies become dirty and smell bad, (4) they sweat under the armpits, and (5) they do not feel happy, wherever they may be.
>>24996 On a serious note, why not write about the events leading up to or directly after the Kappa/Yamawaro split? There isn't much lore, so you can make up your own interpretation of events. You can write OCs, which makes it easier to write a story without worrying about sticking to canon depictions of characters. Plus, since the Kappa/Yamawaro both live on Youkai Mountain, whichever characters we follow will be able to interact with other 2hus. The story won't be isolated to your OCs, which makes the story more interesting.
>>25005 Aside from my award-winning personality, the only thing I have to offer is being a good cook but do not have the financial stability to support another person. So I don't think I could persuade any of them.
>>25005 It would be Nitori. Being able to see outside world technology and the ocean makes it one of the easiest sells, not to mention the way kappas don't particularly get along with each other might mean less of an attachment to others in Gensokyo compared to other choices. I wouldn't want her to never be able to see Gensokyo again though.