try to science how in the world fairy wings work tbh
To be quite honest, I’m not sure how would I approach that topic but do give me a chance! Now, I haven’t done any research in how wings work in animals and the like so consider this an attempt to dump ideas on how fairies in Gensokyo fly.
Wings tend to be very big in comparison to the creature’s body but fairy wings are normally seen as small so it would hard to imagine that they can take flight unles they’re THAT light. Perhaps that might also explain why they’re so small (and cute.) in size.
Another angle would be taking Flandre’s entry in Perfect Memento in Strict Sense where the author (Akyuu) says that it might not be necessary to have wings in order to fly. Using that example, it would be possible that the fairies fly with the same method all non-winged creatures use. That said, their wings might work as a way to maneuver their bodies with ease as they dance around the skies. Like an airplane.