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"teaser/frag: GG3/V"
 
   LAST EDITED ON Apr-27-21 AT 03:06 AM (EDT)
 
With a look of dawning puzzlement, Marisa sat up, stretched, yawned, and looked around the room, trying to figure out where she was. Bedroom, obviously. Quite large, very fancy, in that frothy, overdone style she associated mentally with Gallia in the days of the monarchy. Certainly nowhere she'd ever slept before.

"What th'..." she mumbled, mystified. The last thing she remembered...

Marisa's eyes went wide as it clicked together in her head. "This is... oh man. Oh man. Did I check in? Tell me I didn't check in." Palming her face, she groaned, "I'm gonna be washin' dishes for the rest of my natural life."

"Are you talking to yourself?" a faintly amused voice asked.

"Aah!" Marisa cried, jumping in surprise. Turning, she saw an unfamiliar figure standing in a doorway, regarding her with a faint, enigmatic smile: a young woman, maybe three or four years older than she was, with shaggy grey hair in twin braids, dressed in a black-and-white uniform with a distinctive ruffled headband.

Recovering her aplomb quickly, Marisa shook her head and replied, "No, I'm a witch. Witches don't talk to ourselves. If it looks like we are, we're talking to our familiars. Right, Mr. Murgatroyd?" she added, directing the question to her yellow tabby cat, who was curled up next to her.

Mr. Murgatroyd's only response was a languid stretch and a prolonged yawn.

"I guess he doesn't find your conversation stimulating," said the woman standing in the doorway.

"Rude," Marisa grumbled.

"You're the one who went to sleep on the floor of a complete stranger's sitting room."

Marisa added two and two and said, "You must be Gryph's fiancée's maid."

A mischievously arched grey eyebrow. "Oh, what gave me away?"

"You're wearing a maid outfit," Marisa pointed out.

"There is that," the maid conceded. Then, with an elegant gesture combining bow and curtsey, she added, "Sakuya Izayoi. I am the keeper of my lady Countess Remilia Scarlet's house. And you, I gather, are one Marisa Kirisame, a witch of the future count's acquaintance."

"You're well-informed," said Marisa, sounding slightly impressed.

"It's my job," Sakuya replied.

"Anyway," Marisa went on, either missing or ignoring the maid's continued private smile, "I didn't 'go to sleep' on your floor, I crashed out from magic drain." With a rueful hand behind her head, she went on, "I guess I overestimated how much gas I had left when I volunteered to fly Gryph over here. I don't really remember anything after we hit the lobby..."

Her voice trailed off, a preoccupied look coming onto her face, as it dawned on her that something about her present situation was odd. Looking down at herself, she blinked, uttered a dismayed squeak, and then grabbed the covers at her waist and yanked them to her chin.

"Wh-wh-why am I naked?!" she demanded, her face crimson.

"The clothes you arrived in were somewhat the worse for your adventures yesterday," Sakuya replied, entirely unruffled. "They're with the hotel's laundry at the moment and should be returned presently." She opened the door to the adjoining bathroom, took one of the hotel's complimentary robes from its hook, and then placed it neatly across Marisa's lap. "In the meantime, breakfast is ready, if you would care to put this on and join us."

Marisa put up a hand, still holding the covers bunched at her throat with the other. "Hang on, hang on. You mean to tell me you stripped me and sent my clothes to the laundry?"

"I doubt you'd have wished to remain in them," Sakuya observed, her face perfectly straight. "The Crillon's laundry still uses clothes mangles."

In spite of herself, Marisa snickered, her discomfiture already dissolving in the face of the maid's deadpan delivery. "Awright, fair enough," she said, then climbed out of bed and into the robe in more or less the same gesture.

--G.
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     RE: teaser/frag 2: GG3/V Verbena May-13-21 13
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     RE: teaser/frag 2: GG3/V Zemyla May-13-21 18
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     RE: almost done The Traitor Jun-21-21 26
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Astynax
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1. "RE: teaser/frag: GG3/V"
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   Sakuya seems to be feeling especially playful, at least this is more than I think we've seen in one burst before. Maybe Marisa just brings out that side of folks.

Also, small typo: "a preoccupied looking coming onto her face"
Pretty sure that ought to be 'a preoccupied look'.


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2. "RE: teaser/frag: GG3/V"
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   >Sakuya seems to be feeling especially playful, at least this is more
>than I think we've seen in one burst before. Maybe Marisa just brings
>out that side of folks.

She is quite teasable.

--G.
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3. "RE: teaser/frag: GG3/V"
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   And now, for what you all came here to see: hardcore nudity!

*shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your booty...*


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4. "RE: teaser/frag: GG3/V"
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   >And now, for what you all came here to see: hardcore nudity!

I mean we did have the bath scene in book 2...

--G.
"Oh, ye gods, my little sister is a naturist."
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5. "RE: teaser/frag: GG3/V"
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   >>And now, for what you all came here to see: hardcore nudity!
>
>I mean we did have the bath scene in book 2...
>
>--G.
>"Oh, ye gods, my little sister is a naturist."

Ah, yes, I've known some naturists.

I wonder if Marisa will be a little more perturbed by Sakuya undressing her once she finds out Sakuya has a girlfriend.


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6. "RE: teaser/frag: GG3/V"
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   LAST EDITED ON Apr-26-21 AT 05:37 PM (EDT)
 
>I wonder if Marisa will be a little more perturbed by Sakuya
>undressing her once she finds out Sakuya has a girlfriend.

That's a fair question. I'm not sure myself. By the time she's in a position to find that out, she'll have had ample time to observe how professional Sakuya is. (I mean, if nothing else, she didn't react at all during that window when Marisa hadn't noticed yet.) And Mr. Murgatroyd would let her know if anything weird happened while she was out. On the other hand, the realization will probably at least raise an eyebrow when she puts it together.

--G.
also, keep in mind that Marisa's about 15 at this point, and Sakuya is... sort of really not
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9. "RE: teaser/frag: GG3/V"
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   >>I wonder if Marisa will be a little more perturbed by Sakuya
>>undressing her once she finds out Sakuya has a girlfriend.
>
>That's a fair question. I'm not sure myself. By the time she's in a
>position to find that out, she'll have had ample time to observe how
>professional Sakuya is. (I mean, if nothing else, she didn't react at
>all during that window when Marisa hadn't noticed yet.) And Mr.
>Murgatroyd would let her know if anything weird happened while she was
>out. On the other hand, the realization will probably at least raise
>an eyebrow when she puts it together.

That's fair enough! At least having her familiar around to watch over her helps.

>
>--G.
>also, keep in mind that Marisa's about 15 at this
>point, and Sakuya is... sort of really not

She certainly isn't, but Marisa wouldn't know that. And she's of an age of person that tends to take nudity more serious than it really is.


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7. "RE: teaser/frag: GG3/V"
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   It's weird that Sakuya calls Gryphon "the future count" when he's already a count. I doubt she doesn't know that. Is she not saying it for Marisa's sake?


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8. "RE: teaser/frag: GG3/V"
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   LAST EDITED ON Apr-27-21 AT 02:48 PM (EDT)
 
>It's weird that Sakuya calls Gryphon "the future count" when he's
>already a count. I doubt she doesn't know that. Is she not saying it
>for Marisa's sake?

Well, the future Count Scarlet, in this context. It's just a slightly oblique way of calling him Remilia's fiancé without repeating that specific word, which Marisa had just used herself (albeit in the opposite gender) a short while before. Conversational streamlining.

(Besides, his Karlsland title isn't something that comes up very often in the day-to-day at home, so even if Sakuya knows about it, it wouldn't be uppermost in her mind; he pretty much only uses when he's dealing with somebody in the outside world who response to having titles thrown around, or who used it first, like Admiral Sugita.)

--G.
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21. "RE: teaser/frag: GG3/V"
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   It occurs to me that Gryphon is also the count from the Future!


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22. "RE: teaser/frag: GG3/V"
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   Speaking of the future, does Gryphon outrank Wolfgang von Fahrvergnugen now? Or is "Baron Lord" is it one of those things like in poker, where together "straight flush" is much higher than "straight" or "flush" alone?

I suppose Baron Lord could be something like a markgraf that he didn't quite know how to translate into English (or maybe he doesn't like marching all that much.)


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23. "RE: teaser/frag: GG3/V"
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   LAST EDITED ON May-29-21 AT 06:06 PM (EDT)
 
>Speaking of the future, does Gryphon outrank Wolfgang von
>Fahrvergnugen now? Or is "Baron Lord" is it one of those things like
>in poker, where together "straight flush" is much higher than
>"straight" or "flush" alone?

I think what it is, is that he's nuts and he gave himself his own titles, so they can mean and/or outrank whatever he wants them to. :)

--G.
Wolfgang, that is. ... OK possibly also G
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10. "RE: teaser/frag: GG3/V"
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   >"I doubt you'd have wished to remain in them," Sakuya observed, her
>face perfectly straight. "The Crillon's laundry still uses clothes
>mangles."

She didn't get put through the wringer.
The End.

-IA.

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11. "teaser/frag 2: GG3/V"
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   LAST EDITED ON May-13-21 AT 03:33 AM (EDT)
 
I believe some of you have been waiting for this...

Amid the trackless wastes of the eternal desert, half-buried in the ever-shifting sands, there stood the Great Library.

Though known far and wide as the repository of all the knowledge in the world, it was seldom visited, for few knew the way, and fewer still could hope to complete the arduous journey. Only a bare handful of those dared to risk encountering the Librarian, a powerful and easily angered spirit...

... or the person who had long resided in the reading room of the east wing: the legendary Witch of the Library, of whom, it was whispered, even the Librarian was afraid.

Any outsider bold enough to brave the wastes and breach the sanctum would likely not have been particularly impressed at the sight of that person. Ensconced in an armchair at the end of a long reading table, she had the aspect of a young woman, possibly still in her teens, of unexceptional stature, her small frame swathed in a voluminous robe of pale violet. Her long, straight hair was violet too, of somewhat darker cast.

Something about her gave the impression that she had occupied that chair for years, perhaps decades. The table before her and the space all around her were piled high with books, scrolls, even stone tablets, in great number and with no obvious organization. Right now, she had a trio of large, leather-bound volumes propped open before her, as if on lecterns—but there was no lectern there, the books instead hovering in thin air.

The witch's solemnly composed face, though quite youthful, was drawn—almost gaunt—and pale. Only her eyes, large and black behind wire-rimmed spectacles, had any spark to them, as they flicked restlessly over page after page at an unnatural rate. The books' pages turned by themselves, untouched by her long, thin hands, their rustling the only sound in the room.

Presently, a door off to one side opened and another woman entered the chamber. This one was taller, more robust, crisply uniformed in dark business attire and a white shirt. The heels of her shoes clacked on the stone floor as she crossed the room. She halted a pace or two from the table and stood silently, waiting to be recognized. As the silence stretched, she began to fidget, the little batlike wings protruding through her long red hair at the sides of her head shifting nervously.

"What is it, Koakuma?" the woman in violet inquired without looking away from her book. Her voice was low and slightly hoarse, as from disuse. It took on a note of annoyance as she continued, "I thought I told you I wasn't to be disturbed."

"I know, Mistress, but... you need to see this at once."

The violet-clad girl kept reading for several more pages in each book (which took only a few seconds), then grudgingly marked her places, dismissed the books to one of the piles with a negligent wave of her hand, and turned to the redhead.

"Show me," she said curtly. Without a word, Koakuma took a folded newspaper from under her arm and handed it over.

Arching an eyebrow, the witch unfolded it and oriented herself. It was an issue of Le Matin, the Paris morning newspaper, dated June 28, 1946. Her brow knitting, the witch was on the verge of asking her familiar what could possibly be in a Gallian morning newspaper that was important enough to interrupt her research—

—when her eye fell upon the two portraits reproduced just below the bellowing top headline: RETOUR DES VAMPIRES!

She gazed in disbelief at the pictures for some time before finally reading the article that began underneath them. This took all of a few seconds, after which she put the paper down and just sat staring at it for nearly a full minute.

"My gods," she murmured at length. "They're alive." She turned to Koakuma. "How?"

"I know no more than you do, Mistress," Koakuma replied, shrugging. "Shall I conjure the other Paris papers? They may have more information."

The witch shook her head. "No. Not necessary." Then, with a sudden burst of energy, she rose from her chair. Once fully upright, she tottered slightly, but caught herself on the table and said before her familiar could interject, "Make preparations for a portal. Now."

Koakuma blinked in shock. "Mistress?"

"You heard me," the witch snapped, and then, without another word, she swept out of the room, her steps becoming surer as she went, and headed for the Great Rotunda.

There, as she expected, she found the Librarian at his podium, directing the efforts of the knowledge-seeking spirits who flitted here and there throughout the world, perpetually stocking the library with all that had been discovered or created since last they passed by. At her approach, he looked startled, then seemed to catch himself.

"Lady Patchouli, She Who Knows One Million Things," he said, inclining his head. "To what do I owe the rare pleasure of a personal encounter?"

Skipping over any niceties or preamble, Patchouli replied, "I'm leaving."

The Librarian gave a long-suffering sigh. "When should I expect your return?" he inquired, his tone of voice somewhere between respectful and resigned.

"You shouldn't," Patchouli replied flatly. "I doubt I'll ever be back."

At this, the Librarian's great, lamplike eyes blinked in surprise. "... I beg your pardon?"

"I'm going home."

"I was under the impression you had taken the Library as your home," said the Librarian with faint asperity.

"'Home' as in the place I came from," Patchouli explained. "The world where I was born." Folding her arms, she smirked slightly and chided him, "You should be pleased, Wan Shi Tong. Your fondest wish is coming true. I'm giving you back your library at last."

--G.
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12. "RE: teaser/frag 2: GG3/V"
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   Oh dear Goddess that is beautiful! Very well played sir!

Am I a bad person if my first thought on the end reveal was to be pleased that her presence was a major annoyance to that crusty old Owl?

-Droken

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14. "RE: teaser/frag 2: GG3/V"
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   >Oh dear Goddess that is beautiful! Very well played sir!
>
>Am I a bad person if my first thought on the end reveal was to be
>pleased that her presence was a major annoyance to that crusty old
>Owl?

I'm not especially familiar with Wan Shi Tong, but my impression is that anybody coming into his library is an annoyance, and that somebody staying there, regardless of how respectful they are of the library, would be a major annoyance.

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17. "RE: teaser/frag 2: GG3/V"
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   LAST EDITED ON May-13-21 AT 07:22 PM (EDT)
 
>I'm not especially familiar with Wan Shi Tong, but my impression is
>that anybody coming into his library is an annoyance, and that
>somebody staying there, regardless of how respectful they are of the
>library, would be a major annoyance.

The thing that really annoyed WST about Patchy was that she didn't die. He's let humans camp out in the Library before, because there's no cafeteria or anything, so he knew what they hadn't thought of: they wouldn't survive for long.

(Seriously, this is canon. In ATLA, he grudgingly allows a human scholar to linger, and a number of decades later in TLOK, when a character remarks that she could spend a lifetime studying the Library's wonders, he points to a cobwebby skeleton sitting where the scholar from ATLA was last seen and makes a remark to the effect of, "Yeah, didn't work out so well for the last guy who said that." The implication is that he knew, when he agreed to let the guy stay, that he would starve to death in fairly short order, and just went ahead and let him do that, because fuck humans.)

Patchouli, on the other hand, has mastered the Three Abandonments,* so she doesn't need to eat. Or drink. Or sleep. Or do anything other than sit there reading his books. Forever. Or at least until a priority interrupt happens.

(In fact, it's not really quite that simple, but again, we'll get into that.)

--G.
* That is, the abandonments of food, sleep, and death. These are the spells a human sorcerer in Touhou must learn in order to cast off mortality and become an undying yōkai magician--kinda like a lich, but without a phylactery or that disconcerting tendency to look like Eddie from the Iron Maiden album covers. Unsurprisingly, a lot of fan work--particularly the ones in which Marisa learns those spells--spend a lot of time maundering about whether someone who does that is Truly Even Still Alive, because Touhou fandom is obsessed with finding downsides to everything. Also, they're not canonically called that, with the capital letters and everything, as far as I know. I just did that because it makes it seem more formal. :)
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ImpulsiveAlexia
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19. "RE: teaser/frag 2: GG3/V"
In response to message #17
 
   >Unsurprisingly,
>a lot of fan work--particularly the ones in which Marisa learns those
>spells--spend a lot of time maundering about whether someone who does
>that is Truly Even Still Alive, because Touhou fandom is obsessed with
>finding downsides to everything.

Huh. I don't believe I've ever run into a story that went that route - the usual topic when "Marisa went and turned herself immortal" comes up is "Now she has to give back Patchy's books, because 'you can have them back when I die' isn't fair if you aren't going to", which I didn't realize until I typed that sentence was curiously relevant to the topic of this excerpt.

(For that matter, I don't think I've ever seen those three spells mentioned either, but maybe that came up after I largely stopped paying attention to the franchise, or in non-game media that I never looked at to begin with. I have, however, seen many stories of youkai of all kinds both eating and sleeping...)

-IA.

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20. "RE: teaser/frag 2: GG3/V"
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   >I have, however, seen many stories of youkai
>of all kinds both eating and sleeping...)

Indeed. When the authors bother to try explaining that at all in the case of capital-M Magicians, the usual answer is either that they were once human and are still in the habit, or just do it for fun/to be sociable.

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13. "RE: teaser/frag 2: GG3/V"
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   Well, well! I had to look up all three characters here, but this clip looks awesome. Looking forward to the continuation!

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15. "RE: teaser/frag 2: GG3/V"
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   I wasn't entirely sure until the Librarian was named that Patchouli had actually gotten to Dìqiú, and now I'm very curious how that happened. It seems to hint that Dìqiú/UF Main have a stronger connection to Witches' World than previously suspected. Particularly since somehow newspapers from Witches' World Paris turn up in Dìqiú's mystical Great Library.

Also somewhat unnerved at the idea that Patchouli somehow knows a couple orders of magnitude more things than Wan Shi Tong. No wonder he behaved himself around her.


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16. "RE: teaser/frag 2: GG3/V"
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   >I wasn't entirely sure until the Librarian was named that Patchouli
>had actually gotten to Dìqiú, and now I'm very curious how that
>happened.

Magic!

(Less flippantly, we'll get into that later.)

>Also somewhat unnerved at the idea that Patchouli somehow knows a
>couple orders of magnitude more things than Wan Shi Tong. No wonder he
>behaved himself around her.

It may not literally be true that she knows a hundred times more things than he does, but when you kick an ass as thoroughly as Patchy kicked his when she first moved into the Library, that ass's owner had better address you with respect thenceforth. :)

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18. "RE: teaser/frag 2: GG3/V"
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   This Patchy was worth the wait.


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24. "almost done"
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   Well, since the 20th is Father's Day this year, I get to spend my birthday getting up early and having a wrenching time visiting my grandfather in the nursing home instead of writing the one tiny scene for this ep that isn't done yet and posting it. Assuming I have anything left when I get home, I might get it done tomorrow evening. If not, then probably Monday sometime.

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25. "RE: almost done"
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   I'm sorry to hear that, man. I know that has to be tough as hell.

Take as much time as you need, we understand.


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26. "RE: almost done"
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   I know from experience how hard that can be. Take all the time you need, and don't worry about us. A day or a week or a month won't make any odds for a story you've been working on for longer than I've been alive.

If you do need to talk about this, shoot me a DM and I'll do my best to help. =]

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27. "note on the plan"
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   (if you want to dignify it with that name)

Although the ultimate intent is to join the GG and OWaW plotlines together, in the near term it looks like they're going to be diverging a bit. Since the G/Remi/Sakuya part of the storyline is heading off to Saint-Ulrich for a while, the next part of their story will be happening in the upcoming OWaW ep, while Flan and Meiling's adventures will continue in the next GG. I'm uncertain at this moment which one will be done first--probably OWaW 23--but that seemed like the most sensible way to do it. What happens after those two is uncertain, but there will probably be a bit of swapping back and forth for a while. Hopefully it won't be too confusing for people who are trying to read both series after the fact.

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