What was I doing, you ask? Well, the MoFfets no longer scare me. Personalities are mapped, BRING IT ON YOUKAI MOUNTAIN!
"Hmm, that's a good question, actually." Her eyes light up as she
looks at you, obviously pleased by your interest in the subject.
"Relatively, I'm interested in native history the most, truth be told,
but the history of other areas in the outside world prior to the border
is fascinating too. Since the founding of the border, texts have,
alarmingly, been getting rarer to find from what I can tell. Can you
believe- Well, you do come from there, but I am not sure all is the
same out there - How many people were out there? Consider it! THOUSANDS
of people, to write and record! And without the threat of Youkai!"
[ ] Let Keine continue
[ ] "Actually, it's more like billions now..."
[ ] "Umm, yeah, interesting. Can I ask you something else?"
“Oh, wow.” Keine breathes. You definitely have her rapt attention.
“That’s amazing! How could so many people survive, however? There
couldn’t be that much room! Wouldn’t they fall off the world? What have
they done in that time?” Breaking quite firmly out of any shyness, she
pelts you with the questions eagerly, taking an interest.
[ ] “The world is round, Keine.”
[ ] “Well, several new landmasses were discovered.”
[ ] “I’d have to show you it all for you to believe it... Do you want to see out there, Keine?”
[ ] “Trying to get something out of me early? I told you and Mokou I’d tell all about it later; please, continue.”
“How could that be?” Keine blinks, and then frowns in thought at
the idea, squinting her brown eyes a bit in concentration at nothing in
particular; probably a small habit of hers. “Everyone knows the world
is flat, you must be wrong.” But there is a note of uncertainty as she
awaits your reply; this is probably absolutely fascinating to her.
[ ] “Explain where the water goes, then. Trust me, Keine, we’ve
explored the whole world. We’re even expanding off the planet to the
[ ] “I’ll do so back at the house, Keine, please, go on with what you were saying earlier.
“Do you mean to say,” asked Caspian, “that you three come from a round
world (round like a ball) and you’ve never told me! It’s really too bad
for you. Because we have fairy-tales in which there are round worlds
and I always loved them. I never believed there were any real ones. But
I’ve always wished there were and I’ve always longed to live in one.
Oh, I’d give anything…If only I had the chance! It must be exciting to
live on a thing like a ball. Have you ever been to the parts where
people walk about upside-down?”
Edmund shook his head. “And it isn’t like that,” he added. “There’s
nothing particularly exciting about a round world when you’re there.”
“That’s impossible! Are there places where people walk upside down? It
seems ludicrous, I mean, how would people walk properly, and- But- You
absolutely have to explain more!” She grabs you by the hand, taking you
off guard by her sudden decisive action and she looks like a woman with
a PURPOSE. “Come on, Mokou! We’re taking the shortcut!” She declares,
walking off the normal path... With you in tow.
“What? Jeez, Keine. What got into you? You’re aware that route’s a
pain to go through, not to mention being harassed by Youkai...”
“The pursuit of the history outside of Gensokyo waits for nobody! Come on!”
“Yay, Adventure!” Cirno shouts happily, eager to flutter along; the walking had been getting terrible boring to her, anyways.
[ ] “What are you, the Indiana Jones of Gensokyo?”
I was distracted by quoting yet another badass movie...
For those who would get it...
"You're going to back stab him?" "Yeah." "With a fucking siege weapon?" "Uh-huh!" "... There has got to be a rule against this."
"Hey, I have a friend that says that all the time you know! Cirno
chirps as you all march off into the underbrush, with Mokou giving you
a slightly weirded out look. "She loves spring, and she tells lots of
people about it, only she's really bad at talking so she shows them
with lots of pretty colors, and magic, and it's really pretty you
should meet her some time you know!" She grins, hovering next to you as
Keine seems blind to all in pursuit of returning home to hear the
[ ] "I'd love to meet her!"
[ ] "This is the best adventure ever, Cirno! Tell me more!"
[ ] "How much farther through this way, Keine!"
[ ] "Hey, Mokou, you going to look dumbfounded or hurry up?"
"About 5 minutes, but hold on tight. We have to get past the man eating
plants, they can be a hassle. But they're usually quiescent..." Keine
replies offhanded to you as you all bowl onwards through the brush,
your clothing occasionally getting caught in brambles and twigs as you
pant with some exaustion. You were already weary from the journey.
Somehow you can remember going through the way, but it's like a
I would think slowing down a little would be a good idea, lest we
either get separated from everyone and lost somehow (though that might
be unlikely depending on just how good a grip Keine has on us right
now). And frankly, after our time in the SDM, there is something
seriously wrong with us if we're suddenly afraid of getting killed by
Just shut up and let the nice teacher lady lead us through a rather dangerous place.
She will NOT be denied.
Well, Keine, you see, The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in
the People's Republic of China was a struggle for power within the
Communist Party of China that manifested into wide-scale social,
political, and economic chaos, which grew to include large sections of
Chinese society and eventually brought the entire country to the brink
of civil war.
It was launched by Mao Zedong, the Chairman of the Communist Party
of China, on May 16, 1966, officially as a campaign to rid China of its
"liberal bourgeoisie" elements and to continue revolutionary class
struggle. It is widely recognized, however, as a method to regain
control of the party after the disastrous Great Leap Forward led to a
significant loss of Mao's power to rivals Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping,
and would eventually manifest into waves of power struggles between
rival factions both nationally and locally.
Although Mao himself officially declared the Cultural Revolution to
have ended in 1969, the term is today widely used to also include the
period between 1969 and the arrest of the Gang of Four in 1976.
Now could you please put some clothes on? I can`t quite focus on history if you`re naked like that.
>>16753 >>But if Keine learns of the internet, then once she learns how to use it we would no longer be necessary.
>>She would just spend her time online instead of talking to us.
>>It would start small at first,
but eventually she would stay on longer and longer, until it became all
she ever did all day, every day.
She'd be just like us then. Candlelit dinners hitting the random button wikipedia.
>>16770 I don't see why we should.
She's one of the most level-headed people we could hope to meet.
The only reason things went the way they did was due to her
less-than-pleasant mood due to an apparently bad night, and our
foolishly ignoring her warning and charging straight in like the
suicidal lemmings we are.
I'm sure if we met again under better circumstances, things would go differently.
"AWESOME!" You scream, and it is joined in by Cirno, as
both of you charge forward with Keine. Cue Unlimited Facepalm Works
from Mokou and Keine.
Within seconds, vines lash out from the ground and grab you and
Cirno, tightly coiling around your arms and you are forcefully wrenched
away from Keine, despite her alarmed cry and attempting to hold you
closer. Mokou steps into action as fast as possible, attempting to burn
the plants as fast ask she can get through without starting a major
bonfire to cook all of you. Nice job, Anon.
>>16808 Actually the whole "people thought the world is flat" thing is a
myth, most scholars and navigators in Europe at least during the middle
ages knew the world was round because of classical experiments done by
the Greeks and the Egyptians.
Only less "civilized" people like Vikings thought the world was flat.
[ ] "Cirno! Freeze the vines!"
[ ] "KEINE, HELP!"
Cirno freezes the vines and Keine shatters them before we get frozen our selves, if worst comes to worst Moku can thaw us out.
>>16815 >>Actually the whole "people thought
the world is flat" thing is a myth, most scholars and navigators in
Europe at least during the middle ages knew the world was round because
of classical experiments done by the Greeks and the Egyptians.
If even Keine is unaware that there are lands beyond Japan out
there, I somehow doubt she would know much about anything from the
Greeks and Egyptians, let alone experiments indicating the world is
I don't know if we need to really do anything to get out of this mess.
If we die now, Keine will be denied an extremely rare learning
opportunity. Oh, and of course be haunted by extreme guilt at watching
our horrific death as a result of taking a hazardous shortcut that she
insisted on taking.
Considering how determined she was to go through danger to get us
home like this in the first place, I doubt she'd let us die without a
>>16815 Oh, you think so? They didn't know that the word is flat or round, and they didn't care either way...
But that Myth that the word is flat came into brains and they said
it is the truth. In the middle ages or a bit late there was Copernikus
who said the Word is round. But the people said he was a heretic.. And
because I learned it long long ago I dunno the capitan who went around
>>hey maybe being a stupid useless wimp will get us points with keine so she can take care of us
I don't quite think so. That would appeal to her more nurturing
side, but Anon was in dire need of something more compelling to get her
willing to allow us to stay with her for more than a recovery period.
Something that was of sufficient value to warrant keeping us around.
And we now seem to have it. Knowledge and information. Considering
who we're dealing with, it shouldn't be surprising. So long as we can
continue giving her all the info we know from the outside world, I'm
sure we will be welcome under her roof.
That, and as she herself mentioned, texts from the outside had
become increasingly rare. Unless you were connected with someone who
was in a position to know about the outside after the border went up,
such as Yukari or the Moriya group, naturally your knowledge of the
outside would be severely limited.
"over 500 years ago" - Youkai Expansion Project
>>What you were quoting
~1503 A.D.- Remilia Scarlet's birth
~1508 A.D. - Flandre Scarlet's birth
~300 years ago - Youki Konpaku becomes Hakugyokurou's gardener
~100 years ago - period of the 8th Child of Miare, Hieda no Aya
During this time, humans begin becoming powerful enough to seriously challenge youkai
Akyuu was the first Child of Miare after the border's creation, so Aya probably died before 1885
1872-1885 A.D. - first official circulation of Japanese paper money (predates Hakurei Border)
0 (~1885 A.D.) - creation of the Great Hakurei Border
>>16837 If you look at silent sinner in blue, though, it seems to line up
with the current time. So unless Akyu is writing from some time in the
future, it would seem that the timeline is off, given that Reimu is
still alive, and I doubt that she'd live an extremely long time.
being a were creature doesn't mean it prolongs your life-span. And
even if it does, she was either born in gensenkyo, or migrated to it
sometime in the 500 years, maybe (probably) before the border was
at any case, living in gensenkyo highly reduces your chance of knowing that the world is round
>>16844 I know. But, Akyu writes about Yukari forming the border FIVE
HUNDRED YEARS AGO. and the current events in Silent Sinner in Blue line
up with current events on the outside. Akyu is shown to be at the party
that Remilia throws, So unless Ayku lives for a shit ass long time, and
then is writing from 300 years in the future, the 500 years ago that
the Border was set up puts it in the 1500's, not in the 1800's.
If nothing else
>>Over a thousand years ago, Yukari
organized an army of youkai and led them in an invasion of the Moon.
The youkai were subsequently routed by the Lunarians, who possessed
superior technology and magic, and forced to retreat to Earth. Since
that time, no youkai have attempted to expand their territory beyond
Gensokyo. While some speculate that Yukari organized the invasion out
of selfish hunger for territory and power, others believe she did it to
teach the youkai a lesson about starting wars of conquest; namely, that
it was a bad idea.
Gensokyo has been isolated place where Youkai gather for awhile. Border or no border.
Also, the subject of the moon invasion would probably kill any doubt Keine has over the spherical nature of the world.
>>why is anon such an idiot whenever I'm not around OTL
Them's the breaks when Anon's brain is run by democracy, and the
the portions devoted to "common sense" and survival go away for
whatever reason. The voices that loudly cry out
"MIIIIIIIIIISTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!" are quickly drowned out by the
calls for suicide, attempting (and failing) to be GAR, and trying to
bang anything that moves.