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"DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
 
   LAST EDITED ON Dec-04-20 AT 11:59 PM (EST)
 
Friday, April 16, 2410
Deedlit Satori Mandeville Memorial Institute
Jeraddo, Republic of Bajor

Moko was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.

It was no one's fault but her own. She was the one who decided to change the burned-out glowsphere in the cavernous red-brick garage of the Stanley Shops herself, instead of calling Plant Services to come and take care of it. She was also the one who chose to do it by climbing out on one of the iron rafters and leaning out to reach the affected fixture, rather than using scaffolding or a mobile lift. Further, it was her own choice not to wear a safety harness. And finally, the snap decision to grab for the old sphere when she fumbled it after taking it out of the fixture, instead of just letting it fall to the floor and sweeping it up later, was all her own.

As such, she really couldn't blame the subsequent forty-foot fall onto concrete on anyone but herself.

For ten minutes or so, Moko's broken body lay motionless where it landed, surrounded by shards of both the old and new glowspheres and a slowly spreading pool of blood, unambiguously deceased. Since it was late-ish on a Friday afternoon, in a part of the campus little-traveled by students or faculty without a direct purpose there, there was no obvious reason to expect it would be discovered before Monday morning.

Presently, however, another person entered from the door leading off into the part of the building where the classrooms were.

"Moko? Are you in here?" called the newcomer, a neatly-dressed, petite woman with very long lacquer-black hair and a refined manner. Receiving no answer, she advanced into the garage, at which point she couldn't avoid spotting Moko's body, sprawled as it was in the middle of the room.

Upon noticing it, she didn't gasp or cry out. The expression that came onto her serenely handsome face was nothing more or less than faint bemusement. Unhurriedly, she advanced until the toes of her shoes were just short of the blood pool's edge. Once there, she looked expressionlessly down at the body; then up at the globeless light fixture directly above it; then back at the body again.

"Oh dear," she said, utterly calm. "Behold, Moko is no more. She has ceased to be. She has expired and gone to meet her maker." Reaching gingerly over the cooling blood, she nudged the corpse with the toe of one shoe. "Bereft of life, she rests in peace." She folded her hands, bowed her head as if in prayer, and said solemnly, "She is an ex-Moko."

Moko's body twitched, then shivered, and she drew a ragged breath. Raising her head, she fixed the other woman with a slightly bleary glare and said,

"You don't know what you're talking about, Kaguya."

With a groan, she dragged herself into a sitting position, various bones and joints crackling in a disconcerting fashion as they repaired themselves, then sat slumped with elbows on knees for a moment, catching her breath. At length, she raked her long, presently rather blood-streaked white hair back out of her face and gave Kaguya a sardonic grin.

"I'm clearly just pining for the fjords."

That said, Moko hauled herself to her feet, stretched her arms above her head, and sighed. "Well, that's not the dumbest way I've ever died, but it's up there."

"You were trying to replace that glowsphere without taking even the vaguest safety precautions, I assume," said Kaguya. "Like the blockhead you are."

"It's the truth," Moko agreed. "I went full blockhead."

Kaguya shook her head sadly. "Never go full blockhead."

Shrugging, Moko brushed ineffectively at her formerly white shirt, now mostly red-going-brown with drying blood. At least it didn't show as much on her red utility coveralls, the sleeves of which she had tied around her waist.

"Anyway, I came to tell you that you're wanted in Dr. Montaigne's office," Kaguya said airily, "but you obviously can't show up in that condition—"

She was interrupted as the door she'd entered through banged open again, and a young woman's voice called, "Professor Fujiwara? Are you—oh my God!"

Moko and Kaguya both turned to see a student, dressed in the (slightly grubby) orange coverall that stood in for the regular school uniform in the shop areas, standing by the lathe and staring at them in horror.

"Is... is that blood?" she asked, pointing with a slightly shaky hand at the pool Moko was still standing in.

"This?" Moko asked, looking down as if surprised to find it there. "Nah, nah. This is, uh... hydraulic fluid."

"You're covered in it!" the student cried, her tone making it sound like an accusation.

"Relax, Hoshino," said Moko soothingly. "I mean, think about it. If I had lost this much blood, I'd be dead, wouldn't I?"

Covering her mouth with a decorous hand, Kaguya glanced away so that Hoshino wouldn't see her struggling not to laugh. Moko shot her a millisecond's worth of a dirty look and then turned her attention back to the student, whose look of alarm was fading into one of puzzlement.

"Well... I guess you have a point, but..." Hoshino looked around, noting the complete absence of anything anywhere near the pool that could have leaked hydraulic fluid. "Where'd it come from?" Cocking her head curiously, she added, "And why is there glass everywhere?"

"Ah... never mind that," said Moko evasively. "Were you looking for me—" she nodded toward Kaguya, "—or the other Professor Fujiwara?"

"Oh, uh, yeah, I was looking for you," Hoshino replied, still grappling with a mix of shock and confusion. "Councilor Kadotani asked me to find you."

"My my, we are popular this afternoon," Kaguya observed dryly.

"Uh... OK, well... I gotta clean this up," said Moko, gesturing vaguely at the mess. "And grab a quick shower. And then I hear Dean Montaigne wants me for something, so I guess Anzu can meet me at her office?"

"Oh, she's there already," said Hoshino. "I'll just tell them both you'll... be a few minutes."

Moko nodded. "Great. Thanks a lot. I'll be there as quick as I can."

"OK. Uh... well, bye then," Hoshino said, and, still looking confounded, she turned and left.

"Huh," said Moko once she'd gone. "The Dean of Student Life and the chairwoman of the Student Council Committee on Activities want to see me. Th' heck do you suppose that's about?"

"Perhaps they want to congratulate you on your spotless workplace safety record," said Kaguya, and when Moko turned to give her a sardonic look, she wordlessly proffered a mop she'd acquired from Moko knew not where, adding an impish trace of a smile to go with it.

"... Perhaps," said Moko, taking it with a sheepish little grin.

"Well, I'll leave you to it, Moko darling," said Kaguya, stepping around her and heading for the door to the outside. "This is clearly no sort of work for the likes of me. I'm off to do something more suited to my intellectual gifts and grade a few dozen midterm literature exams."

"Yeah, run along, Princess, we wouldn't want you to break a nail," said Moko sarcastically. "Hey," she added as Kaguya reached and opened the door.

"Yes?"

"What's for dinner tonight?"

"Ordinarily, I'd say 'How should I know? It's your turn to cook,' but given that you've just managed to kill yourself replacing a light bulb, I doubt I can trust you with kitchen utensils today," Kaguya mused. "So I think it shall be meat buns."

Moko grinned. "I love you."

"I know," Kaguya replied, and then, as tenderly as anyone had ever said it, she added, "Idiot." Following which, with a breezy, "Be seeing you," she was gone.

Moko stood grinning at the door she'd left through for a few moments, then shook her head and got to work cleaning up the mess.


Showered and dressed in a fresh shirt and coverall, Moko knocked at Dean Montaigne's inner office door, waited for the dean to respond, then let herself in.

"Sorry to keep you waiting," she said apologetically as she entered. "Had to clean up a mess in the garage. What's up?"

Before Dean Montaigne herself could reply, if she'd intended to, the student seated in one of her visitor chairs turned a grin to Moko and said without preamble,

"How'd you like to be the faculty advisor for the Armorsport Club?"

Moko gave her a puzzled look. "What Armorsport Club?" she asked.

"Well, exactly," said Montaigne with an indulgent smile. "There isn't one yet, but Anzu here seems convinced that one is about to erupt onto the scene."

"How can we have Miho Nishizumi and Leona Southwell Ozaki on this campus and not have an Armorsport Club?" Anzu Kadotani reasoned. "That would be against the laws of thermodynamics."

"Miho Nishizumi, seriously?" said Moko, eyebrows raised. "I haven't seen her around the shops."

Anzu made a dismissive gesture. "Oh, she's pretending she isn't interested in Armorsport any longer, but, well, if that's true, why has she brought a tank to school and already recruited a crew for it?"

Moko brightened. "Oh, is that why there's a Panzer II in the Motor Club's barn?"

"Miss Kadotani," Montaigne put in, just a touch severely. "Are you suggesting that you intend to conscript fellow students into forming a new extracurricular club?"

Anzu turned a look of wide-eyed, innocent indignation to the administrator. "No! Not at all! What kind of manipulative monster do you take me for?" Then, tossing her twintails with blithe nonchalance, she went on, "I just think that since they're inevitably going to be driving tanks around anyway, we should be proactive and give them a charter before it's a problem that they don't have one." She gave the dean a cheesy grin. "See?"

Dean Montaigne gazed levelly at her for a moment, then deadpanned, "Your logic is inescapable and yet somehow terrifying."

"Aw, thank you," said Anzu modestly.

Moko scratched the back of her head in bemusement at the byplay. "Uh... I don't really get it, but sure, I'm in."

"Great! Then that's settled," said Anzu cheerfully.

"How is it settled?" Dean Montaigne inquired. "You haven't even asked the people you expect to be members of the club."

"Oh, that's next on my list," Anzu assured her. "I wanted to make sure I had everything ready before I brought it up."

Moko leaned against the doorjamb, hands in her coverall pockets, and smirked at the student councilor. "You mean you want to present them with a fait accompli."

Anzu leaned back in her chair and gave Moko a casual grin. "I prefer to think of it as making the process more efficient."

Moko laughed. "Sure, whatever you say."

Dean Montaigne sighed. "All right, Anzu, you win. I'll draw up the paperwork. But if you can't interest the minimum number of members in actually belonging to the club once it's chartered, the deal is off. And make sure they know what it's really for this time! I don't want another fiasco like the Spanish Inquisition Society."

"I thought it was just a foreign-language literature club with a cute name!" Anzu protested. "How was I supposed to know they were into the actual Spanish Inquisition?"

"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition," said Moko sympathetically.

"Right?" Anzu agreed, nodding.

The dean chuckled, making a shooing gesture. "Right, right, out of my office, you two. Thanks to you, I have some forms to backdate."

"Well, thanks for your help with that, Moko-chan," said Anzu as they were leaving Dean Montaigne's outer office together. "I'll set up the first meeting and let you know when. Bye!"

And like the small cyclone that she was, she was off to involve herself in something else, leaving Moko standing by the elevator, mouthing silently, "'Moko-chan'?" Then, recovering from her bemusement, she glanced at her watch. Quarter-past six, no wonder the admin offices were deserted apart from Montaigne's.

Hands in pockets, whistling a bit of Sousa, Fujiwara no Moko sloped off toward home, daydreaming about fresh, hot meat buns.

DSM Panic! The Panzermädchen Files
File 03: "Fait Accompli"
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1. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   I have no idea who any of these people are (well, except Dean Montaigne) but I can already see that they bring the wacky disaster energy in spades.

DSM Panic! is happening the same school year the Hokago Tea Time kids come to town, right? What are the chances of the streams getting crossed?


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2. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >I have no idea who any of these people are (well, except Dean
>Montaigne) but I can already see that they bring the wacky disaster
>energy in spades.
>
>DSM Panic! is happening the same school year the Hokago Tea Time kids
>come to town, right? What are the chances of the streams getting
>crossed?

Since there's already a family connection between the two, I'd say 100%.

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4. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >I have no idea who any of these people are (well, except Dean
>Montaigne) but I can already see that they bring the wacky disaster
>energy in spades.

Spoilers, maybe, I guess?:

Moko and Kaguya are from one of the Touhou games (Imperishable Night, I think?), and have such a simultaneously epic and silly backstory that I couldn't help being charmed by them. Basically, and this is the really short version if you can believe it, Kaguya is an immortal princess from the moon, who, circa AD 700, found herself in Japan, playing a mean-spirited little game where she demanded that her suitors, of whom there were many, bring her five legendary objects, claiming she would marry whomever accomplished this task. The punch line was that she already had all of those items, meaning the quest was impossible and she had zero intention of marrying any of them. She was evidently just doing it because immortality is boring when you're a spoiled princess with no life skills.

Moko (formally "Mokō", but nowadays she generally doesn't insist on the macron) is the daughter of one of the aforementioned doomed suitors, who is suggested to have been the historical founder of the real-life Fujiwara clan, and when she found out that the game was rigged to be unwinnable, she decided the insult to her family couldn't be allowed to stand, stole some of the moon immortality serum for herself, and embarked on a thousand-year campaign of revenge.

Why she would choose to do this when she and her father don't even seem to have liked each other (it's hinted that she was illegitmate, or at least from a not-particularly-favored concubine—medieval Japanese family politics were super weird), is not entirely clear, but basically she and Kaguya spent the next 1,300 years serially murdering each other, which is a completely pointless exercise since neither of them can die, but I suppose it kept them entertained.

Here we see that after another 400 years they've mellowed a bit. Their relationship as presented in various works ranges from "still seriously propelling that mutual hatred" to, well, more or less what you see here. As each other's only remaining contemporary and with that much continuous history together, they almost always have some kind of attachment, usually weird, and often informed by the largely-consequence-free nature of reciprocal violence. Here they still have a bit of an edge, although it's mostly in jest and largely just a byproduct of the fact that Kaguya is one of Those Women. You know the type. The ones who laugh into the backs of their hands, usually when backlit by a full moon. :)

Meanwhile, Hoshino and Anzu are from Girls und Panzer. Hoshino is a member of the Ōarai Academy Motor Club, which crews the school's Tankery team's Tiger (P), since they are possibly the only people in the Eastern Hemisphere who can keep one of those things working. Anzu is canonically the president of the Student Council, and the one responsible for coercing Miho into captaining the Tankery team. She is calculating and manipulative, but her heart is in the right place.

>DSM Panic! is happening the same school year the Hokago Tea Time kids
>come to town, right? What are the chances of the streams getting
>crossed?

DSMP as it currently stands is taking place in the previous school year (for reference, this story happens about a month before the beginning of The Federation Lives Forever!), but as that school year is nearly over as of this episode, the storyline will continue into the next one—and as has been noted already, since Yukari from the Armorsport Club and Mio from HTT are first cousins, they will almost certainly meet.

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10. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >playing a mean-spirited little game where she demanded that her
>suitors, of whom there were many, bring her five legendary objects,
>claiming she would marry whomever accomplished this task. The punch
>line was that she already had all of those items, meaning the
>quest was impossible and she had zero intention of marrying any of
>them.

Oh yeah, I should probably note the following:

Here in UF, Kaguya and Moko got engaged by accident, when Kaguya decided one day to mock Moko's original motivation for starting their vendetta by offering the five legendary objects as prizes for x number of wins in their endless series of duels to the death.

Eventually, through a combination of dogged determination and a near-complete lack of common sense, Moko accumulated them all.

At which point both of them realized to their belated horror that A Deal's A Deal, After All.

And that is how, after fifteen hundred years, the honor of the Fujiwara clan was (unintentionally) restored. :)

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12. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   Kaguya came off a bit better in the first version I ran into. If I remember right, the idea there was that she gave a bunch of suitors the same set of tasks at the same time, and five of them each brought her one of the requested items... but since no one brought all five, that still wasn't enough.

(There's also the interpretation that the whole thing was intended as a polite way of saying "please go away" but it didn't quite work out.)

Kaguya and Mokou's "periodically kill each other" thing is one of the few things in the original canon (of the games I'm familiar with) that I find honestly disturbing, given that I favor a "lighter and softer" interpretation of the franchise. (Both out of preference and because I feel that matches what we're shown in the games themselves better.)

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14. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >Kaguya and Mokou's "periodically kill each other" thing is one of the
>few things in the original canon (of the games I'm familiar with) that
>I find honestly disturbing, given that I favor a "lighter and softer"
>interpretation of the franchise.

So do I, but I can get Kaguya and Moko to fit into that framework, mainly because since they're both absurdly immortal and they know it, the fact that they constantly kill each other kind of inevitably becomes comical to me, like a Warner Brothers cartoon. They have to know it's never going to accomplish anything. After the first few centuries, it's just a pastime, like tennis or philately. :)

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15. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >it's just a pastime, like tennis or philately. :)

Which semi-demands the question if either of them have ever read Lady Chatterley's Lover



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16. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >>it's just a pastime, like tennis or philately. :)
>
>Which semi-demands the question if either of them have ever read Lady
>Chatterley's Lover

After all this time, Moko's still a bit of a maiden, but Kaguya's never quibbled if it was ribald.

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13. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >>I have no idea who any of these people are (well, except Dean
>>Montaigne) but I can already see that they bring the wacky disaster
>>energy in spades.
>
>Spoilers, maybe, I guess?:
>
>Moko and Kaguya are from one of the Touhou games (Imperishable
>Night
, I think?), and have such a simultaneously epic and silly
>backstory that I couldn't help being charmed by them.
...

Thanks for the detailed explanation. I found some of it online but I still wasn't clear on why Moko and Kaguya had this murderous feud going on.

> ... Kaguya ... demanded that her
>suitors, of whom there were many, bring her five legendary objects,
>claiming she would marry whomever accomplished this task. The punch
>line was that she already had all of those items, meaning the
>quest was impossible ...

Oh man, that's just asking for a trickster figure to show up, steal the objects, and then present them back to her with elaborate ceremony. It'd be entirely in character for a Japanese fox spirit.

...
>DSMP as it currently stands is taking place in the previous
>school year (for reference, this story happens about a month before
>the beginning of The Federation Lives Forever!), but as that
>school year is nearly over as of this episode, the storyline will
>continue into the next one—and as has been noted already, since
>Yukari from the Armorsport Club and Mio from HTT are first cousins,
>they will almost certainly meet.

Exxxcellent.

(I completely missed that Yukari and Mio were related, ftr.)


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21. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >
>(I completely missed that Yukari and Mio were related, ftr.)
>

The connection's only hinted at in the stories (Panzermadchen Files 01 and TFLF 20), but at one point or another Gryphon observed that if both of them ended up in UF, they'd pretty much have to be related somehow.

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22. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >The connection's only hinted at in the stories (Panzermadchen Files 01
>and TFLF 20), but at one point or another Gryphon observed that if
>both of them ended up in UF, they'd pretty much have to be related
>somehow.

I think there's another mention of Mio having a cousin who lives on the Zipang side of the Veil earlier in TFLF, to which the mention in PMF File 01 that Yukari is from some random colony in the back of beyond is a follow-up hint.

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5. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   Fujiwara-no-Mokou and Kaguya Houraisan (nee Fujiwara in this one) are characters from Touhou 8- Imperishable Night. To summarize a long and complicated backstory:

Mokou (and Kaguya in canon, but not yet demonstrated here) gained ressurective immortality from the Hourai Elixir. This power comes with the standard Touhou insane-lack-of-limitations. Also in canon, Mokou and Kaguya are "mortal" enemies, though Mokou has some severe tsundere issues regarding Kaguya, and the latter is aware of this and makes use of it.

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8. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >Mokou (and Kaguya in canon, but not yet demonstrated here) gained
>ressurective immortality from the Hourai Elixir. This power comes with
>the standard Touhou insane-lack-of-limitations.

I remember reading somewhere that they can theoretically recover from total body disintegration, which got me to thinking about how the resurrection sequence would be storyboarded in an instance like that. I finally decided that it works like respawning in Minecraft: they wake up wherever they last slept. Which, since in UF they sleep in the same bed, probably means there are occasions when one of them suddenly "returns" from an outing gone wrong while the other is sitting there reading. :)

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17. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   Well, for whatever it's worth, one of Mokou's special moves in the fighting game where she's playable for the first time (Urban Legend in Limbo) is self-immolating, then reappearing in a burst of fire. Also, the plot is about people adopting and harnessing urban legends, but she doesn't notice or believe she has one, because hers is spontaneous human combustion.


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18. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >Well, for whatever it's worth, one of Mokou's special moves in the
>fighting game where she's playable for the first time (Urban Legend in
>Limbo) is self-immolating, then reappearing in a burst of fire.

Hmm...

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3. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   Ah, yes, Spanish Inquisition club. It starts out with comfy chairs and nice red uniforms, but then the soft cushions come out and it's no longer playtime.

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6. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >"Oh dear," she said, utterly calm. "Behold, Moko is no more. She has ceased
>to be. She has expired and gone to meet her maker." Reaching gingerly over
>the cooling blood, she nudged the corpse with the toe of one shoe. "Bereft
>of life, she rests in peace." She folded her hands, bowed her head as if in
>prayer, and said solemnly, "She is an ex-Moko."
>

One does love to see the classics in new light from time to time. From the backstory of these two, I'm only half surprised that Kaguya didn't pick her up and bash her against something, or at least bounce her head off the ground a few times, to prove the point.

>"Miss Kadotani," Montaigne put in, just a touch severely. "Are you suggesting
>that you intend to conscript fellow students into forming a new extracurricular
>club?"
>

While not ethical, it would be thematically appropriate to conscript folks to drive tanks.

>And like the small cyclone that she was, she was off to involve herself in
>something else, leaving Moko standing by the elevator, mouthing silently,
>"'Moko-chan'?" Then, recovering from her bemusement, she glanced at her watch.
>Quarter-past six, no wonder the admin offices were deserted apart from
>Montaigne's.
>

Is Anzu overly familiar with folks, either always or perhaps just more rapidly than is usually considered proper, as a character trait, or is this something specific we'll learn more about at some future point?

Overall an amusing view of DSM getting just that little bit weirder, which is part of its charm (and probably self defense protocols.)


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9. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >One does love to see the classics in new light from time to time. From
>the backstory of these two, I'm only half surprised that Kaguya didn't
>pick her up and bash her against something, or at least bounce her
>head off the ground a few times, to prove the point.

She couldn't figure out a way to do it without getting her good clothes all bloody, although you did just give me the image of her doing a more extensive version of the schtick amid the rubble of one of their epic battles in which she came out on top. "Helloooo Mokoooo!" (bam bam bam) "Wakey wakey!" (tosses corpse in the air, watches it fall to the ground) "Now that is a dead Moko."

Even now that they're happily married, I would be willing to bet they spar to the death occasionally just for old times' sake, although nowadays they have to be careful not to do it where there are bystanders around who might misunderstand. It's such a bother explaining the whole business to the police, you know.

>Is Anzu overly familiar with folks, either always or perhaps just more
>rapidly than is usually considered proper, as a character trait, or is
>this something specific we'll learn more about at some future point?

Nah, that's just how she is, partially because she's just super casual 24/7 and partly because it throws people off. :)

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7. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   Spanish Inquisition *SNRRRRRK*

Also, I was going to stretch my Google-fu until people were kind enough to explain the context behind all the characters, so yeah, this is looking absolutely hilarious.

I have this picture of a Time Lord, any Time Lord, hearing about Moko and Kaguya's history and slamming (his/her) head against a wall.

Also, I cannot wait for Kaname and Sosuke's reactions to all of this.

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11. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >
>Also, I cannot wait for Kaname and Sosuke's reactions to all of this.
>

"Does this mean that Professor Fujiwara has priority when it comes to Weird Stuff involving these guys? Because I'm happy to have that taken off my plate."

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   I just had a horrible thought... Sousuke Sagara as the Armorsport Club's PT instructor....

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20. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   That was fun in a non sequitur kind of way. I'm a base novice at all thinks Touhou so my first thought at seeing a Kaguya and a Fujiwara together in a scene was to go here:

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar

But this looks like fun!

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23. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   > LAST EDITED ON Dec-04-20 AT 11:59 PM (EST)

So what was edited? I didn't notice any difference.


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24. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >> LAST EDITED ON Dec-04-20 AT 11:59 PM (EST)
>
>So what was edited? I didn't notice any difference.

I adjusted one of Hoshino's lines so she wasn't repeating herself, and added a link to the song Moko is whistling at the end.

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   Ahh. That's a good song.

Also, does Kaguya actually come from the moon in UF? And if so, is it possible that the agreement to not settle the near side of the noon (the one Corwin mentioned in Roses in Springtime) was actually a secret treaty with the people of the moon who banished Kaguya? Or at least that they had some influence over the outcome?


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26. "RE: DSMP-PF03: Fait Accompli"
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   >Also, does Kaguya actually come from the moon in UF?

I'm not sure if her place of origin is literally the Moon, to the extent that the Apollo astronauts could have made contact if they landed in the right place, or a Dìqiú-style spirit realm/dreamworld kind of place that has the Moon as its focal point in this reality. Weirdly enough, the latter would actually make more sense, story-wise.

>And if so, is it
>possible that the agreement to not settle the near side of the noon
>(the one Corwin mentioned in Roses in Springtime) was actually
>a secret treaty with the people of the moon who banished Kaguya? Or at
>least that they had some influence over the outcome?

Even if the above is true, that's probably still the case. Even if the Lunarians don't literally live on the nothing-here-but-dust-and-vacuum Moon, if it's the anchor of their spirit realm in this world, they're going to be particular about what happens to it.

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