Brain of the Moon
Do moon kids get out of moon school on the moon when there's a lunar eclipse?
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I said before that tutelage is a private affair, so any suspension of studies is dependent on the instructor and the students. There are not unilateral holidays for release of schooling like some areas on earth have.

"Luk ba, Cruuc Yagokoro. I recently met a Dragon God from the north sea, and he's offered some magic healing water in exchange for faith. What're your thoughts on magical, rather than natural, healing?"

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You should always be careful when it comes to magical cures, Sir Daichi. Of course magical healing is a potent thing, and quite effective if used correctly, but at the same time there are sometimes unforeseen consequences from that kind of remedy simply due to the variable nature of magic. While I do not seek to impose some sort of bragging into the situation, I would recommend that you very carefully consider using medical providers other than myself simply due to the wide variance in expertise.

Regarding that question about Lunarian technology and its relation to magic. Isn't magic fueled by belief? Current human technology will work whetever people trust or believe in it or not; magic, however, actively need belief to work. It's why the outside world barely has any of it left, after all. So, if most Lunarian technology uses magic to work, it would be rendered useless were it to be thrown in a world that doesn't have much magic avaliable, like outside the barrier, no?
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As I said quite recently, sufficiently advanced technology is barely distinguishable from magic. In this case, no, most Lunarian technology is not based on magic in such a way as belief has anything to do with its effectiveness. They are quite capable of powering themselves with a very similar energy despite the relative amount of faith in the immediate area.

Would the physical destruction of the moon that humans can see result in the destruction of the lunarian moon as well?
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It would most certainly cause some problems, as much like Gensokyo the Lunarian Moon is bound to the physical form of the moon in the outside world. Drastic damage may very well be reflected across that border. However, on the off chance that somehow the moon were to be destroyed, I think that the Lunar mages could keep things together long enough for a full evacuation. I would honestly be more concerned about the horrific tidal effects that the moon’s destruction would have on the earth.

Doctor, in a world without currency I must ask, how do your patients compensate you for your services? I can't imagine you just do it out of the goodness of your somewhat cynical heart?
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Whatever do you mean? We certainly do have currency in Gensokyo.

I'm just a journalist and I only have my two legs to rely on. That and I'm getting old.

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Very well then. I should have some spray repellent that works against fairies, so I will prepare a sampling of it for you if you would like.

I am not sure if I need to be concerned. I learned of vaccinations through some humans in the village. So, I do not actually know what ailments they stop.

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Well I would probably recommend it. Youkai do not contract illnesses often but it never hurts to be prepared in advance, hm?

If Yukari Yakumo were to snap and try to conquer the Outside World, what would you do? Would Eientei be in any position to try to stop her? And how do you think the Lunarians would respond, given that they seem to not care much about the Earth... Would they leave Yukari to her devices, or try to respond in some way?
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The Lunarians do not have any particular care as to the ongoings on earth at this time, so I doubt that they would raise any particular opposition to whatever Miss Yukari decided to do. At the same time I have no real investment in her antics either as long as she does not cause us problems.

That being said, I highly doubt that Miss Yukari would attempt any sort of widespread domination. As powerful as she is it would still require too much investment on her part to do anything on that large of a scale.

"Do you have any kind of potions or some spray can to ward off annoying fairies?"

I thought that most of the reporters were fast enough to escape fairies of all things.

Pardon me Miss Yagokoro, I was wondering if youkai need to be vaccinated as humans do? If it is needed then I would like to obtain some for my daughter.

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It certainly does not hurt anything for a youkai to receive a few key vaccinations. If you are concerned about it then I can gladly administer them to your child.