Brain of the Moon
The so-called "ship girls" he refers too is something that the outside world has developed as of late. Science progressed to a point that we now have powerful battleships and the like being represented by little girls, much like those youkai who take on a human form. I question the intelligence of such a design.

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Would a gynoid with the firepower of a battleship truly be a ship, though? I feel like calling one a ‘shipgirl’ is a misnomer as they are still human-sized for the most part, yes?

"Say, um... Lady Yagokoro? There would not happen to be any dire consequences for... -hypothetically, of course- rejecting or accepting the mating advances of a goddess of the greater Shinto pantheon, would it? Pure curiosity on my end, in case you were wondering. Nothing else."

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That would depend entirely on who they are and who else they may be close to. If you reject her then some would not take being spurned lightly, or a family member or friend may exact revenge. If you accept then you will likely be safe from her own wrath, but depending on the individual it is not entirely unlikely that another deity might not cut you down instead. Interpersonal relationships among the gods are complicated things, and the best way to deal with them is often vastly different from one individual to another.

Miss Yagokoro! Miss Yagokoro! I found a ship girl that looks just like you! As snarky as you too.
Anonymous

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A… ‘ship’ girl? I am afraid that I do not necessarily understand the meaning that you are attempting to get at with that term.

Eirin there's a bunch of young earth creationists outside!
Anonymous

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To be fair, the Japanese Isles were formed by High Lord Izanagi’s semen at a time not all that far removed from their claims.

EIRIN THERE'S AN ARMY OF CREEPY OLD MEN OUTSIDE EIENTEI
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"All right, all right. Everyone quit shovin’! You geezers stay lined up from oldest to youngest like we practiced and I’ll repeat myself one more time! I’ve got the secret insider info that the princess here’s got a thing for old guys and was wanting one to share her nas-ahem, her pale, beautiful, and untouched body with. Now she’s gonna have some impossible requests or whatnot, but really the trick is she’ll definitely fall for the first person to give her a big ol’ sloppy smooch on the li-"

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Please, continue.

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"Aaand as I was saying you should only ever come here for medical treatment or something! All right you old prunes let’s get back to the village, and double-time it!"

((Mokou icons rather shamelessly ripped from dreamerphoenix))

Could you explain me WTF is pingas? I only know that dr Ivo Robotnic says this... I don't get this meme...
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It apparently has a similar sound to ‘penis’, I suppose?

What kind of long-term health concerns might someone who had large muscle groups in his arms, legs, and other connected muscle groups (Pectorals, Trapezius, ect.) replaced with artificial ones in an attempt to increase strength and agility? Likewise if rigid ceramic plates were inserted subdermally in the chest area, would they markedly decrease flexibility/make normal breathing difficult?
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Generally your long-term problems with artificial implants of soft tissue is going to be do to enforcing stasis. For example, an artificial muscle is unable to undergo deconstruction and rebuilding following specifically high exertion. This is a critical process in most natural bodies as otherwise there is no way to increase an individual’s strength. While you may potentially be able to greatly enhance a person’s strength in the short term by such replacements, their overall strength would be unable to increase afterwards. The benefit is, in a sense, permanent and static.

I suppose that there would be some manner of benefit in that an artificial muscle would not be subject to impulse fatigue or lactic acid production, but at the same time you would not have the positive benefits of adrenaline to increase your muscle strength. One must also wonder if the muscles would be able to feel pain and relay those signals back to the Central Nervous System. Pain is a particularly important signal in the body in order to denote that something is wrong. However, if the muscles were made to feel pain then you also have to account for whether or not endorphines or even medicine would be able to help fight the pain at all. It becomes a major problem.

If you choose to instead have them not feel pain then you enter into a risk of the individual hurting themselves significantly through overexertion. As stated before, there is a specific limitation on whatever strength the artificial muscle might have, and there is a high likelihood that without proper pain receptors that overexertion would cause permanent damage. If you increase the strength tolerance too much, however, then there is a risk of significant internal injuries to the non-artificial components of the body, including the skeletal structure. All in all, there are a large number of potential problems that such an individual would constantly face.

And yes, a ceramic chest plate placed beneath the skin would greatly interfere with breathing and arm movements due to impeding the muscles of the chest.

Have you ever delivered a baby before Eirin?
Anonymous

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Of course I have. Though most individuals still prefer to use community midwives to assist in the birthing processes, bringing a woman in labor to the clinic has become progressively more common in humans and youkai alike. This is especially true for youkai who do not have large villages for their kind or for humans with low income who cannot afford to hire a midwife and have no suitable friends or family to fill that role.

No, the ‘growth in your pants’ is not ‘supernatural,’ and no, I will not examine it for you.

why did you take my pants?
Anonymous

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You took them off yourself when I asked you to lift your shirt so that I could use the stethoscope. Despite my bids that removing your pants was not necessary and indeed particularly disruptive, you continued to do so and tossed them at a rabbit. That the rabbit made off with them now is none of my own concern, as you have caused enough trouble as it is.