Talk:Prismriver Sisters

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How did you create articles that directly redirect to this article? I thought redirects are only created when an article is renamed.

--Deciare 21:55, 4 Jun 2005 (PDT)

Type in this:
#REDIRECT [[Prismriver Sisters]]
--Leviathean 07:36, 6 Jun 2005 (PDT)

Lunasa = Lughnasadh?[edit]

"Lunasa's name is really close to that of the J-Rock band 'Lunasea'. Is this a coincidence?"

Lunasa Prismriver may be named after the Irish festival of Lughnasadh.

Might be, but hard to be sure. Would need to ask Zun directly. --爆龍 00:39, 29 May 2007 (PDT)
There's also the Irish band Lúnasa, who themselves are named after the festival. -Winane 03:47, 21 February 2008 (PST)
This had occurred to me, as well. Seems more likely than Lunasea, but who knows. Skizzaltix 05:23, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

Lúnasa is the modern spelling of Lughnasadh, also used for the month of August (the festival being "Lúnasa Day"). Plus, Merlin is Welsh in origin... I know I've seen a fanwork which mentioned that "Lunasa's sounds give the feeling of autumn or winter", so it's possible that its writers picked up on it. I haven't read much material on the Prismrivers, so I'm not sure how common the "music which embodies the seasons" thing is in fanwork, but if it's common then a connection to a harvest festival seems relevant. Is it worth adding the following?

* It may also be derived from the Celtic harvest festival Lúnasa, or the band named after it.

--Prime32 09:08, 1 December 2010 (PST)

Songs that affect the soul.[edit]

Based from what i read in the Perfect Memento Their songs had emotional effects on not just humans but youkai as well. (Except Lyrica that he ability is balance) I'm not sure if this is true but... -Dandan550 21:37, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Impossible to confirm, but I would think so. We all like emotion and soul in music. I think that would be the same thing, just taken to a higher level more suited for entertaining the folk in Gensokyo... as well as more suited for potentially high and dangerous offensive danmaku capabilities. --ArseneLupin3 22:03, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
I check it out in PoFV. Since the Sisters are playable there. and i manage to used them all.

Lunasa produce meloncholy and desperation in her music while Merlin used Cheerful Brass. To lyrica i think she is really the balance in the 3. -Dandan550 22:32, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Misspelling in PoFV[edit]

In the PoFV's Character text, the second Prismriver is spelled as Marlin Prismriver, but, you know, we can't read it as "meruran" in Japanese, so it's ZUN's misspelling. Even if you find this spelling odd, you shouldn't fix in the text. Now, I'll fix the spelling the name of her image file in PoFV. --Masuo64 12:10, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Merlin O_o?[edit]

Thats the name of one of my friends. And...... he's a HE! --Pokemon-man 17:00, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

well thats just like the name Kim or Park/Pak Rikimaru Tsuki 17:15, October 27, 2009 (UTC)


Since the World Cup, I have seen several fan pictures featuring either Merlin, or all three sisters, using vuvuzelas in place of their usual instruments. Is this worth placing into the article?

No. Vuvuzelas were a phenomenon in of itself. It has no relevance to Merlin or any of the sisters specifically since several other characters have been depicted with them as well. It's a fad and like most fads, it's probably already dead and no longer relevant. !8RstuPId2Y Talk Contribs 02:54, July 29, 2010 (UTC)

Splitting the article[edit]

Discussion regarding splitting this article into three ones goes here. Personally, I don't think they deserve separate pages, since they appear only together, and closely related. --WGH 17:30, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

I am new to the wiki but splitting the article into three separate articles is already listed as something that needs to be done in the Community Portal. I just assumed that if it was listed there then it was an edit that needed to be done. --Margatroid 17:40, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

The problem is it hasn't been properly discussed. --WGH 18:20, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

See also the talk page of Community Portal. --WGH 18:51, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

The "quick summaries" of their appearances[edit]

I added the bolded parts out of concern that many people probably have difficulty telling the three apart. Therefore, I bolded the parts that were the most important for distinguishing them: their color, their instrument, and their position of being older/younger. Obviously things like "black violinist, youngest" are not words by ZUN - rather, they are very quick summaries as a way to tell them apart. Perhaps the way it is stated may cause confusion that they are titles, but I do feel that something bolded that states their color, instrument, and their position of being older/younger is quite necessary.--Tosiaki 08:14, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Bold text should be used sparingly, in particular for any wiki. Bold should only be used to state the subject in question (in this case, "Prismriver Sisters") or synonyms of them. Otherwise, they just detract from its purpose of stating the name. Washington may be the 1st president of the United States, which I assure you is the one most important factoid about him, but I don't go bolding in his article that he was the 1st.
As well, my other problem is with leading with noncanon terms. Leading with those terms, at least with something like "colour instrumentalist" gives the impression that those are terms used by ZUN, which is not the case. For the appearances section, there is no problem with describing the characters as a black-clothed violinist (which is true); to use "black" directly is too strong, as there is loss of context (e.g. "white mage," "scarlet devil," "seven-coloured puppeteer;" they are titles and do not describe clothing).
If you want to state something important, state it in the lead or first few sentences. Bold isn't necessary. - Kiefmaster99 18:17, 25 January 2012 (UTC)