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Unforeseen Consequences, p.7
    I’m kneeling down at the temple entrance, reading Eikichi’s words transcribed in my scroll.  Not his techniques, his real words: his thoughts, his feelings, his observations; the causes that expressed themselves through him.    Like many others, he thinks- thought of me as a naïve madwoman.  Had I known this, I would have attempted to resurrect him just the same.  I still wish he would have given me a chance, however.      Nazrin said that she would have abandoned me at our first meeting were she not obligated by Bishamonten; her way of assuring me I did my best, though I still think a different tactic would have had
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Unforeseen Consequences, p.5
    The transformation of an ephemeral house spirit into a physical youkai, while a possible solution to one problem, creates a new and obvious problem: a stray youkai in the Human Village, which would not bode well for it.    No, I must not think this way.  Reimu is not a murderer; she is just as much a frighten child as the youkai I will midwife.  At worst, Reimu will simply not consider the youkai a threat.    But what of the other incident resolving heroines?    For all her criminality, Marisa is a beautifully compassionate being and would never harm an innocent.  Physically, at least: Lady Patchouli complains frequently about Maris
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Unforeseen Consequences, p.4
    Every time I visit the Human Village, I compare it favorably to other places I’ve visited in my travels.  Every building looks as if they were recently built.  Every person is well fed and well dressed.  Social classes interact harmoniously to the point of irrelevance, and nobility is nearly non-existent. A peasant from my day would think the Human Village a Heaven of simple pleasures, forgetting that where there is existence, there is suffering.    Like nobles, the humans of Gensokyo strive not for subsistence but for wealth and status, with every family interconnected in cooperation and rivalry.  Rather than pillaging armies, th
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Unforeseen Consequences, p.3
    I see a long clearing in the forested mountainside I am flying towards, marking the location of the Hakurei shrine.  I look at the main shrine area; I see the oni Suika, currently enlarged, and the inchling Shinmyoumaru, her adorableness easy to see against the snow, building an enormous snowman together.    Two races who were once enemies, now friends.  Reimu did this.    I smile as I lower myself down to the base of the long stairway to the shrine.  I could land in the main area, but I wish to show respect to the shrine.    I land just in front of the first tori, and begin my ascent up the stairs.  I walk up them at a relaxed pace
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Unforeseen Consequences, p.2
    The Forest of Magic aesthetically lives up to its name, though I feel some of that magic is lost in the winter since none of the forest’s famous mushrooms grow this season.  Still, a snowy forest possesses a minimalist beauty.    Beyond this cursory observation, I have little inclination to appreciate this natural wonder this moment.  I must learn the truth of what Reimu…did.    I arrive at Marisa’s house, a cozy-looking Western building, and knock on her door.  I hope she’s here and not at the Haku-      “Comin’.”    Ah, good.  I wait a few moments then Marisa opens the door.  The pungent
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Unforeseen Consequences, p.1
    Snow. That was what greeted me from the overcast skies that morning as I exit the Myouren temple. I always found this to be a good place to clear my thoughts; doubly so today considering I could watch the snow flutter down. My eyes followed one such speck to the floor, whereupon I notice that the pathway was free of snow. Seems like it was a recent work, too.      I look across the pathway and barely see Kyouko a good distance away.  I can much more easily hear Kyouko, singing the Heart Sutra with a growling cadence that I suspect traditionalists would consider blasphemous. There is no denying the beauty and passion of Kyouko’s voi
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Unforeseen Consequences, p.7
    I’m kneeling down at the temple entrance, reading Eikichi’s words transcribed in my scroll.  Not his techniques, his real words: his thoughts, his feelings, his observations; the causes that expressed themselves through him.    Like many others, he thinks- thought of me as a naïve madwoman.  Had I known this, I would have attempted to resurrect him just the same.  I still wish he would have given me a chance, however.      Nazrin said that she would have abandoned me at our first meeting were she not obligated by Bishamonten; her way of assuring me I did my best, though I still think a different tactic would have had
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Unforeseen Consequences, p.5
    The transformation of an ephemeral house spirit into a physical youkai, while a possible solution to one problem, creates a new and obvious problem: a stray youkai in the Human Village, which would not bode well for it.    No, I must not think this way.  Reimu is not a murderer; she is just as much a frighten child as the youkai I will midwife.  At worst, Reimu will simply not consider the youkai a threat.    But what of the other incident resolving heroines?    For all her criminality, Marisa is a beautifully compassionate being and would never harm an innocent.  Physically, at least: Lady Patchouli complains frequently about Maris
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Unforeseen Consequences, p.4
    Every time I visit the Human Village, I compare it favorably to other places I’ve visited in my travels.  Every building looks as if they were recently built.  Every person is well fed and well dressed.  Social classes interact harmoniously to the point of irrelevance, and nobility is nearly non-existent. A peasant from my day would think the Human Village a Heaven of simple pleasures, forgetting that where there is existence, there is suffering.    Like nobles, the humans of Gensokyo strive not for subsistence but for wealth and status, with every family interconnected in cooperation and rivalry.  Rather than pillaging armies, th
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Unforeseen Consequences, p.3
    I see a long clearing in the forested mountainside I am flying towards, marking the location of the Hakurei shrine.  I look at the main shrine area; I see the oni Suika, currently enlarged, and the inchling Shinmyoumaru, her adorableness easy to see against the snow, building an enormous snowman together.    Two races who were once enemies, now friends.  Reimu did this.    I smile as I lower myself down to the base of the long stairway to the shrine.  I could land in the main area, but I wish to show respect to the shrine.    I land just in front of the first tori, and begin my ascent up the stairs.  I walk up them at a relaxed pace
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Unforeseen Consequences, p.2
    The Forest of Magic aesthetically lives up to its name, though I feel some of that magic is lost in the winter since none of the forest’s famous mushrooms grow this season.  Still, a snowy forest possesses a minimalist beauty.    Beyond this cursory observation, I have little inclination to appreciate this natural wonder this moment.  I must learn the truth of what Reimu…did.    I arrive at Marisa’s house, a cozy-looking Western building, and knock on her door.  I hope she’s here and not at the Haku-      “Comin’.”    Ah, good.  I wait a few moments then Marisa opens the door.  The pungent
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Unforeseen Consequences, p.1
    Snow. That was what greeted me from the overcast skies that morning as I exit the Myouren temple. I always found this to be a good place to clear my thoughts; doubly so today considering I could watch the snow flutter down. My eyes followed one such speck to the floor, whereupon I notice that the pathway was free of snow. Seems like it was a recent work, too.      I look across the pathway and barely see Kyouko a good distance away.  I can much more easily hear Kyouko, singing the Heart Sutra with a growling cadence that I suspect traditionalists would consider blasphemous. There is no denying the beauty and passion of Kyouko’s voi
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PopulousMaster|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Algae.
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Haven't been checking my replies lately, so I'm late to say "thanks.  : )"
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MarcytheYokaiVampire|Student Filmographer
Happy birthday! ^^
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Haven't been checking my comments lately so I only got this now.  What prompted you to wish me well?
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Who WOULDNT wish their good friends a happy happy birthday? :D
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You consider me a friend?  I don't know why, but I thank you just the same.
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Happy birthday!
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