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  1. Hi, I'm quite a newbie at drawing but I like how this turned out, I hope you all do too :) Can you all recognize the setting?
    6 points
  2. When you peruse any of the download categories, you might now be able to see files from their subcategories without having to visit each one directly (main Downloads page excluded) Created the Articled drop-down menu in the top menu and moved some articles in there Related to the point above, we now have an article for a Touhou Link List (github link) so that you can find more Touhou through your source for all things Touhou Whatever else might have happened in over half a year of no one posting a site changelog
    5 points
  3. chapter 1 POV: you, yes you *stepping through the gates of the human village after another day of reimu hakurei being missing and maintaining the shrine. finding yourself a festival going on, until you envision yukari* yukari: “it seems like you were picked.. but anyway, if you don’t know me i’m yukari yakumo, i was somehow sealed away into someone’s imagination. you need to find a way to stop this festival, my gaps tell me the person is in the festival. it’s a youkai, and since youkai somehow squeeze themselves in, you gotta find the girl that stands out. even reimu is like this, she got sealed away into someone’s imagination.” *and before you could say something, yukari fades away. however, you gain her abilities!* human #1: “how is reimu hakurei missing?!” human #2: “no idea, she must clumsy again” human #1: “kidding me? she could’ve just screwed up!” human #2: “should we ask kaguya?” human #1: “kaguya?” human #2: “she hosted the festival, maybe she has an idea!” *as you hear them discuss, you decide to also ask kaguya hourisan, however she’s hard to find sometimes. you walk through the crowds of people, searching for kaguya.. until…* aya: “extra, extra! we have reports of possible location for reimu hakurei!” you: “excuse me, where?” aya: “oh, she is- wait, you must be one of reimu’s friends. she is somewhere around marisa’s house.. who also went missing. i’ll try to help if you ask, haha!” you: “i’ll be asking kaguya-“ aya: “she’s on top of that roof there” *points to the roof* you: “a-alright, thanks!” [part 2 coming likely next week]
    4 points
  4. If you have cause to be in the Forest of Magic, never fear! Our handy Trail Guides are a small but elite group of Youkai and Kami who know the forest well. For a small fee, they will carefully escort you through the forest. For those seeking a less safe but more economic option, Otherworldly Ventures Inc has marked numerous trails in the Forest with ribbons of various colors. While these are used during daylight hours by residents of the Village, be warry. While few Youkai in this era are man-eaters, more than a few will happily mislead you by rearranging these ribbons. Either in hopes of extorting something from you, or simply as a practical joke. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= His return to loneliness was unwelcome, to put it mildly. Oscar still didn’t know Team 9 well, but they had been nothing but nice to him. Excluding Wriggle’s temper or Rumia’s hunger. They had been better friends to him than any he had back on Earth. For awhile, he had even felt welcome in their company. Now, as quickly as he found them, he was alone again. The sounds around him were familiar, but unwelcome. The chirp of crickets, the calls of owls, and the low cry of other nocturnal animals. Each unseen in the forest, illuminated by only the stars and the odd firefly. And each a reminder of how lost he really was. Well. He wasn’t completely alone at least. “Uh, Agappa,” He managed, one hand rising to his hat. Cirno’s warning was still fresh in his mind about her. But it wasn’t like Agappa would want to be lost out here either. At his voice, her hood turned visibly in the dark. Swiveling slowly, even as her eyes blinked quickly. After a couple of scans, her eyes settled on a knothole on the tree next to him. Her expression did not change. “Yes, Ningen?” “Again with the Ningen...So, you know the way out of this place, right?” The question earned him another few blinks. Her head swiveled, the yellow hood standing out well in the dark. After circling in place, her hands reached back for her eyes and-- “Actually, nevermind.” The last thing he wanted was to hear her taking her eyes out again. Agappa’s hands thankfully lowered, even as she turned to a shrub on his right. “Do you really have to do that?” “Eyes don’t see false things well.” “False things?” “Yes.” “What are false things?” “Lies.” “What do you see well then?” “True things.” The conversation didn’t seem to be progressing in a positive direction. Oscar simply nodded politely. Something her brown eyes seemed to miss as she continued staring at the shrub beside him. With a sigh, the young magician turned back to weighing his options, when he looked down at his sleeves. His ‘magic’ rockets were still in place along his arm. And while he had spent one volley while scaring Rumia, he still had a second volley. That wouldn’t be necessary for help, a single flare would do. All he had to do was light it. That came with risks of course. Who knew what lurked in the forest waiting to eat him, or worse? But its not like he was at any less a risk just standing here. It took a few moments to fiddle with the ignition. The flares were meant to fire at once, not one at a time. But after some work, he managed to undo the wires to the rest of the contraption. Raising one hand, he pressed the trigger. A single red rocket surged into the night. Letting out a low scream as it flew to the sky and burst. The thunderous clap surely catching the attention of anyone in a mile. As the light burst, he thought he could see something looming in the background of the forest. Shadows melded to form a body and face, which leaned back among the trees as though to hide from sight. Oscar peered into the trees as the light faded, unsure what he had seen. If only he had another look… The crunch of the undergrowth to his right brought him spinning around. Knowing Team 9 all preferred flying, he expected to see a wild animal, or maybe another hostile Youkai. Instead, his green eyes took in a pale, anxious face beneath a bowl-like hat. Nervously scuttling backwards, putting a tree between he and her. Before peering around it. She resembled Agappa, if only just a little. Though the hesitation in her face showed much more emotion than Agappa’s calm stoicism. “Ah...g-good evening Agappa. I see you found your Outsider.” “Naruko.” “Its Narumi, actually…” =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= = "The fairies were petrified of Agappa, but you seem like you're friends." = "Its a pleasure to meet you, young lady. I am Oscar Diggs IVth, Magician Extraordinaire. Now, about a way out of this forest..." = Agappa probably won't be the best pointman in this conversation. Maybe endear Narumi with a magic trick. = "...You were looking for me Agappa?" = Run back along the way you came. Maybe you can take one of the other pathes.
    4 points
  5. Yep, this is just the beginning. Of course i will publish the finished version soon. This will be Orange Redesign for my new project...
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  7. hello, Guess I should introduce myself I go by many names but I would rather be somewhat anonymous on here so like just call me Usagi guess? (Maybe kinda cringe, but it does the job) I have just gotten big into Touhou in recent years but I would watch touhou things on and off in the 2000’s. I plan to get a Fumo very soon and I hope to learn more about the doujin scene in general thanks to touhou.
    4 points
  8. Reimu Hakurei cleared! Let's gooo! This taked few days to draw and i fell so satisfied to "setup" the art-style. Also It for some inspirations in the Touhouvania version with some Reimu's Manga versions to do It. I know about the photo quality not be the best, but man, this was so wholesome to make It. But... This is only the beggining folks. Of course after this one, it will have even more characters to do it.
    3 points
  9. shimmy’s appearance in forbidden scrollery looks so damn cute tho
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    3 points
  11. OH HELLO THERE! Well, this is'nt the first time which i showing my new Touhou project in the community since i drawn the Orange redesign and the first post before everthing starts. And this project will call... Touhou Reshined Project, or you can call it a Unorthodox Project! Of course this will be a very unorthodox work due the project changes a lot of things when it comes about character design. And yes, we gonna have more male characters, enhanced characters designs, a inspirated Castlevania-Anime style (more next to Bloodstained actually), and of course, the PC-98 ones will return to the game. This is why i made a Tier List to organize how the characters will change (or not). You can think freely if the choices are good or not after seeing it, or even leave some recommendations on what i can improve... So yeah, this is the result of the redesign choices during the project with different topics. Only by seeing this you can see how i trying to make something very different, mainly in the Gender Swap part. By seeing how strange these changes can look like to everyone, this is why YOUR help will be important to the project be more satisfiying to our community in general. In the another words, if your favorite character is here, dont need to worry! You can suggest a cooler idea to make your character in following your recommendation. But anyway... Touhou Reshined Project will not have only that! It also will have the Print Work Stories and even Side Stories with a few new plot without changing the games and print works story. These Side Stories will happen i very ways, like to make a simplier plot or even telling about important events that dont have a big apparition the in games and some character origins. The good news it already have some confirmed Side Stories to be planned on: - Orange's Ressurgence - This story will tell what happen about Orange story after TH04 events into the Windows Era. It will tell how he return even more stronger! Is garanteed which will have even more stories based in the PC-98 characters, like the next one. - Demoniac Revenge - Shiki and the Makai demons strikes back in dominate Gensokyo after being defeated in TH05. Literally a new incident which looks like a sequel to Touhou 5. - Genso-Lunatic War - An more ilustrated story about the Lunatic War, the the Moon against Yukari. - Origins Arcs - Most of the characters gonna have a origin stories, like Byakuren, Reisen, Sanae, etc. So yeah... these informations is only the beginning for the Touhou Reshined Project one... I really dont know in what i can start first, like what character i gonna draw and neither what can be made next. Maybe being Pacthouli ou Saki, or even another idea recommenated by everyone, like adding some Side Story, a fix or even a drawing request. Hopelly i will expect to do something nice to everyone in creating Touhou Reshined even if the project needs to get improved in lot of things...
    3 points
  12. Hi, I know this forum hasn't been active for almost a month, but I found it so interesting that I wanted to chime in. First, I wanted to say that I'm a newcomer in the most literal sense. I've known about Touhou for a while, with Bad Apple being my first introduction, along with fumo memes and such. I downloaded Touhou 6 for the first time about a year ago, but I recently redownloaded it because I'm really interested in learning the lore and characters, especially to understand the famous doujins like Osana Reimu. I'm emphasizing that I'm a total newcomer, someone who had zero knowledge of this series for the longest time, and I want to share my perspective. There are a lot of points brought up here that are very interesting and can explain the recent situation regarding Touhou. As someone with no knowledge of most of them—like ZUN's work, his recent games, the doujinshi scene, etc.—I want to focus more on the community as a whole and what I think of it. One of the problems Vanyk mentions, which I found interesting, is the decentralization of the Touhou community. As someone still looking from the outside, I can say that even with my little knowledge of the whole history of this community, it's clear Touhou doesn't have a centralized way for fans to interact with each other. This makes it difficult for people like me who don't know where to start. One of the best ways is to ask the fans themselves, but with such dispersed fans, it's really difficult to know where to ask about Touhou. This might be explained by how Touhou has always been like this since the inception of the game and the online days, or how Touhou is such an old series and inevitably, old series with rare releases start dwindling in community size. But still, as someone from the outside, I can say that it's really difficult to know where to ask about Touhou and get useful responses. This leads to my biggest difficulty with Touhou: where to ask about Touhou itself. My first instinct (and I think most people's) is either Google or YouTube. Google gives almost no useful results and always recommends Reddit (which I'll mention shortly) or YouTube. YouTube helped me get into it, particularly with the help of AspreyFM's video "What is Touhou? A Brief Explanation" and another YouTuber, GensouChronicle, who made a similar video. These videos are perfect for someone like me to get into Touhou, as they explain in great detail what games are available, which ones they recommend playing, and the history of the community and memes, which is always fun to watch. I don't know if there are others or if these are even considered good in the community, but they helped me get to know more about Touhou. If there are others, let me know, as it will help me get into the games more. However, regarding these two, there aren't many people I know who talk about Touhou, and as Vanyk mentioned, they barely interact with each other or even with the fandom. This is fine if they do it just as a passion, but to get people more invested in Touhou, they should collaborate more. They can help each other grow, introduce other content creators, and spread and amplify the reach of Touhou. Regarding Reddit, it seems mostly to post art and talk about random stuff, which doesn't appeal much to newcomers like me who have no idea what they're talking about most of the time. Another important point is where to find other places to get to know the fandom. As I said, for most of us, it's either Google or YouTube, and even with YouTube, things are not organized or big enough to reach a wider audience. Then there's this website, which I thankfully found. I found it by pure luck while looking for a place to play the games, as Touhou 6 to 9 aren't on Steam, and I wanted to start with the first. This website is a godsend, as it has everything I wanted, but it's not well-known, requiring persistence and luck to find. I know this website is connected to piracy, which complicates things, and some people don't like piracy and don't inform about places like this. However, as someone who wants to get into the game and the community, it's really useful. Vanyk mentioned other piracy circles, which if you know about, please share. It's a shame that it's even more divided in this semi-circle of Touhou, as too many small circles make getting into Touhou more difficult. There should be a way to redirect people here safely and prominently, so it's the first place people are recommended to talk about the fandom or just play the games. In conclusion, I see the community as too shut down. I understand very well that when you are in a community, you want it to be active and prosperous, but you also fear attracting annoying people who might ruin the community and complicate things. This leads to gatekeeping newcomers out of fear, which I understand, but it also means newcomers with good intentions have no means to get into the community. Even with this website and those YouTube videos I mentioned, which are great and informative, I still feel it's very little and not connected. All these things have their own communities instead of one united. I know centralizing everything is no easy task and might not be possible, but there should be a way to connect content creators, forums/piracy websites, other communities like Reddit or Discord servers, to have more of a united connection. This would allow tiny communities within each other to interact correctly and nicely with each other, or else newcomers will never get a chance to get into Touhou properly. I'm not here to give answers on how to resolve the community, as I'm just new, but I wanted to share my perspective as a newcomer. There are most likely people out there in the same boat as me but with no means or reason to ask or talk about it. I'm here because I had nothing new to do and saw the controversy with the DMCA affecting the official games, so I wanted to dive into the whole thing to see what's up. I hope you guys can see this, so at least you have a new perspective from someone outside the community and maybe find a way to resolve all of this. This was still a great thread, and I'm glad I came across it. Good work, guys and hope things get better.
    3 points
  13. me when minor inconvenience:
    3 points
  14. I have to agree with Gri here. Most of these options don't seem effective, especially mimicking Mystia's song haha. While Nyoko brought up good points for the flare, I'm still not convinced it would go well. Oscar by now should have an idea of how dangerous this world is, and carelessly firing a flare is sure to attract attention, as Gri mentioned. I also assume Oscar has a very limited supply of flares, so I think he should only use them for emergencies. I'm a bit torn between asking Agappa and climbing a tree. Once again, I have to disagree with Nyoko's point (nothing personal, I promise!) that Oscar doesn't want to make himself vulnerable . The situation before with Rumia was a moment of panic and adrenaline. At this point in the story, Oscar is fairly familiar with Agappa, and while he is a bit unnerved by her, I don't think he would have trouble turning to her for help. I admit, I'm in a slight rush, so I might have misunderstood what you meant, Nyoko. Climbing a tree also stuck out as a good option, as we know Oscar is clearly tired and is in dire need of rest. But as the chapter introduction stated, even this has its risk, which makes things interesting. Will a plant yokai suddenly lunge at him? If Gri is correct that Agappa would warn Oscar, it might turn out favorably. I gotta say though, it doesn't seem like Oscar would just forget everyone just like that. We saw earlier in the story that he stood up for Rumia and the others, several times. I feel like he would push on and try to reunite with the others. So I've ended up choosing the Agappa option, it might be a bit less action but I think their dialogue might make up for it... It's currently a tie. Curious to see what happens next!
    3 points
  15. I find that it is best to choose depending on the characteristics of a person. This takes into account his background, his current situation and how much Gensokyo is cooking him alive in order to find the right state of mind you'd feel you're in and then pick a choice. Sure, the best option might be to swallow your pride and ask Agappa, but that is for Oscar, to my state of mind, too honest, too vulnerable to be safe from another Rumia situation and he still has his pride as a person to keep. Now then, I'm a trickster first and foremost, so my own votes tend to skew to trickery or assuming that trickery is going on and acting on that assumption, but Oscar has plenty of reason to fall back to the tools he is most familiar with to try and ward off the unfamiliar and definitely dangerous Gensokyo. A flare would allow you to see something as a human, at least; and I don't think Oscar knows whether the plants are sensitive to light at this point in time. even though he is trying to find the Sparrow of Night-Blindness he should probably not go through the forest effectively blind, now should he? he'll at least know when he's running straight into a Youkai's mouth before the final judgment is laid upon his soul by the Yama; if he is lucky. Just a night without his usual tools can also spice things up, as he is now out of familiar items other than a magician's set of clothes to fall back upon. He would also have been taught to call for help if he ever got lost in a forest with kids, and the best way to do that and entertain the children is to flare for help.
    3 points
  16. Surviving in the Gensokyo wilderness is normally just a matter of triangulating your position using Youkai Mountain. But the Magic Forest makes such things difficult. The trees are thick, and the sky grows dark unusually quickly when night approaches. If night falls while in the Magic Forest, you should avoid anything which looks strange. While dangerous Youkai or Ghosts are rare, there are a number of carnivorous plants or hallucinogenic mushrooms which might be a threat to you. If in doubt, pull a leaf from a safe distance. This will normally prompt any plant to attack, and its texture gives away its true nature. If it does not react, climb the tree and spend the night in its branches. Even here, you may not be safe. Some vines drink human blood, while other trees are inhabited by groups of Fairies, who sleep at night. While their haphazard structures are usually recognizable, they can be annoying at best and dangerous at worst when offended. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= The argument that followed was as brief as it was hard to follow. Team 9’s exchanges were hard to follow at the best of times. But worn down as he was, their words were more difficult than ever before. Agappa silently standing behind him hardly helped his concentration. In the end, Wriggle and the fairies split up to find Rumia. While Mystia would lead Oscar to a safe place to rest. “R-really, its not far…” Mystia managed over one shoulder. The tremor in her voice was audible. Though why, Oscar could only guess. Was it over her worries for Rumia? Concern for him and his feelings? Or was it the silent figure in her raincoat following behind? His answer came as Mystia spun in place, looking back at Agappa. “Are you sure you’d rather not go with Cirno? She’s...done a lot more things worth punishing than me. Aha...ha...” The nervous awkward laughter died as Agappa stared mutely back. Jaw slightly slack as she gazed at Mystia. Enough was present in her gaze to tell Oscar she knew something. The Night Sparrow’s nerves fortunately seemed to fade as her eyes went to him. The two were hardly more than acquaintances. But something in him seemed to spark her sympathy. If only just a little. “Don’t be mad at Rumia, Osu. She’s just hungry. When we get to the Barbecue Pit, you can rest.” “The…” The magician blinked. The gears of his mind beginning to turn after so long focused on the pain in his feet. “The what now?” “Oh! The Barbecue Pit. I cook for other Youkai there sometimes. Barbecue is a Human thing. I don’t fully understand it, but it makes tasty food!” Fresh enthusiasm crept into her voice now that they were talking about something she knew. And not the creeping raincoat behind them. Oscar’s body followed after her with sudden animation. Jostling his hat, and earning a sidelong glare from a head that peeked its way from inside. “Mystia, could you barbecue something now?” “I...suppose? There’s not a lot of meat, but--” Oscar couldn’t be sure if it was the intent in his gaze, or her saying the word ‘meat’ which caught her attention. But even in the dark, her brown eyes widened with realization. “Y-you’re right! Hurry Osu!” With a sudden surge of energy, the Sparrow silently wound her way through the trees. Vanishing into the dark trees that surrounded them. At first Oscar tried to keep pace, the rapid footfalls of Agappa close behind. But it did not take long for him to lose all sight of Mystia. He was now hopelessly lost. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= What now? = You had a passing interest in astronomy. Maybe using that, you can orient yourself and find the village? = "Hey Agappa...do you have any idea how to get out of here?" = Fire a flare. You have enough for one last show of 'magic'. = Try to follow after Mystia, singing her song (poorly) to keep Youkai from attacking. = Climb a tree. We'll be safe there until morning. Or at least until Mystia comes back.
    3 points
  17. This is how to do a Touhou cosplay lol I just googled about and find this masterpiece. Awesome...
    3 points
  18. Hello fellow touhou fans, I'm Ballast and I am excited to join this community. I have been a fan of touhou for about 4ish years maybe more and have really enjoyed this franchise. I hope to have a fantastic time with this community
    3 points
  19. The Magic Forest It has no name, because it does not need one. There are other groups of trees, but beyond Muenzuka, there is only one real forest. The Magic Forest’s inhabitants are mostly fairies, with a number of Youkai and minor Kami. During the day, the forest is relatively harmless. Most fairies being easily repelled or distracted. By night, the forest grows more dangerous as the Youkai awake. The Youkai of the forest, while not especially strong, have a close bond with one another, and readily come to one another’s aid. The forest also has a number of flora, making it dangerous at all hours. Hallucinogenic mushrooms, carnivorous trees and blood-sucking vines among the many hazards of this place. If you become lost in the forest, there is a chance you can get the attention of some of its human inhabitants. The witch Kirisame Marisa and occultist Alice Margatroid shelter lost wanderers, while Narumi Yatadera and Rinnosuke Morichika will guide lost souls. Be careful that by calling for help however, you do not attract the attention of its more dangerous inhabitants… Or, you can purchase our Lorelei of the Night branded music boxes, available at every Otherworldly Ventures outlet for 1 Bu. Tired of going out at night and being attacked by Youkai? Ease your life, with Lorelei of the Night. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Oscar’s feet hurt. The pain pulsed in his shoes as he trudged along. Envying the others who were carelessly floating ahead of him. Only Agappa walked by foot. Her sandals with their broken thong making a peculiar sound behind him. Fortunately, he did not have long to focus on his feet. From in front of him, the most beautiful sound he had heard echoed from between the trees. A song more akin to a celestial instrument than human song. It took him a moment to realize it was coming from Mystia. Weaving her way between the darkened trunks effortlessly. Though the evening sky had dimmed and darkness set in, she didn’t seem to have her eyes open. From the dark, sinister gazes seemed to rise among the trees as Mystia’s song passed. Glowering down at him before disappearing. Every color was represented, from red to blue to brown. Now and then, a face would materialize from the dark, making him jump. Before it would smile and wave to the group of girls. Each time Mystia would wave back, greeting it by name. The others of Team 9 echoing her greeting enthusiastically. But usually, the eyes would simply vanish into the undergrowth. As they walked along the dirt path, the others eased ahead, eager to see another familiar face. Agappa on the other hand hung back. Not wanting another awkward meeting with a judgmental group. The only one who remained close to him was Rumia. Her head still wrapped in Daiyousei’s kerchief, stained with blood. Her face and arms flecked with soot and burns from his rockets. Even her eyes seemed swollen. Her head was turned down, ignoring the greetings from elsewhere. Don’t talk to her. She tried to eat you. She chased you after trying to eat you. She’s only your friend because her other friends like her… “Hey Rumia.” The words startled her, though she didn’t jolt at them. Her head raised slowly. Not looking back at him. “...You ah, had a rough day. How are you feeling?” “Hungry…” The sorrow in her voice might have moved him. If he wasn’t half sure he was on the menu. But there was something else in her voice. Something more than hunger pangs. Behind him, he was sure he could hear Agappa muttering to herself. What it was, he couldn't tell over the song. “Don’t your injuries hurt?” “They’ll heal at night.” The despondency in her voice only grew. Either they really hurt, or she was really playing up the act. Still, was she really dangerous with her friends nearby? “Do you want me to carry you?” “Go away.” Her body darkened and faded. A shadowy ball enveloping her a moment before she veered off into the forest. Vanishing among the trees, despite the odd bump into a trunk. The song ahead slowed. Four trusting faces looking back with concern. Cirno spoke first. "Osu, where's Rumia?" =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= What now? = You have a little time. She can’t see, and is probably in pain. Trick her into coming back to the path. = This seems like the perfect occasion for a long-range flare--erm, firebolt. That'll scare her back. = Sneak after her. She'll never see you coming. = Chase after her! = She’ll go to a familiar place to rest and be alone. The BBQ pit! We can make camp there.
    3 points
  20. just got my pack from japan yesterday(except the hl2
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  21. Road of Reconsideration This path winds from the human lands into Muenzuka. Lined by the familiar red Spider Lilies, the Road is said to be used by humans seeking an end to their own lives. Because of this, any number of Ghosts and Youkai are found here. Its bad reputation seldom deters treasure hunters, Youkai and Human alike, who scavenge the edge of the forest for relics from neighboring realms. Earth relics are most common, though treasures from Makai have been found here as well. It is said the road terminates at the Sanzu, where the Shinigami ferry lost souls for judgment. If you value your life, dread this road. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= “I keep on hearing about these ‘Yamas’...what are they? How do they even know you’re misbehaving?” The question seemed even more unwelcome than his previous one. The hairs on the back of each girl’s head seemed to rise. Even Daiyousei was suddenly evasive. No one wanted to speak. No one wanted to make eye contact. Oscar was just thinking of rephrasing the question, when Agappa suddenly spoke at his elbow. The low even voice making the others speed just a little faster. “Yama. Judges, ten. They decide what happens to you after you die. Boring clouds, unhappy hole, sad trees or retry. Lady Eiki Shinki decides for everyone in Gensokyo.” With her curt proclamation done, Agappa grew quiet again. The collection of Youkai and Fairies ahead of him walking briskly and silently. Around them, Oscar could see the terrain was shifting. He had not seen a spider lily in an hour, and the trees lining the road were thinning. Giving way to rough, rolling hills. Nearby was another forest, its leaves unusually rich and dark, and with few blossoms in its boughs. On the horizon was the mountain, a lake at its base reflecting the twilight skies. Cirno put her hands on her hips, smiling blithely as she pointed. Squinting, he could see a circle of trees, surrounding a set of wooden structures. The first sign of civilization he had seen that day made his heart catch in his throat. “See that Osu? The Human Village is just there! They won’t let us in because we aren’t humans, but we go in when we feel like it.” “How?” “Ancient Fairy secret.” The blue haired brat said, with a cheeky smile. Daiyousei turned with a gentle smile of her own. “Come on. If we hurry, you’ll be inside before midnight.” “But...we have to go through that forest, right?” “Its nothing to worry about,” Cirno said confidently. A diminutive hand rising to rest on Mystia’s shoulder. “You have the best trail guide in all of Gensokyo.” Oscar felt Cirno’s judgment, even on something so simple, was questionable. But the warmth in her voice showed her sincerity. At her side, the winged Youkai returned the fairy’s smile with one of her own. “Just you follow me, Osu! There’s nothing a human should be afraid of at night in the Magic Forest, which isn’t a Youkai like me!” Her words were somehow less reassuring than he’d hoped. And only grew all the more concerning as Mystia laid out the paths through the forest ahead… =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= = Lorelei leads the group along the Youkai Trail, singing a calming song as she goes. (Long, Friendly) = If we take the Magician’s Trail, we can reach Marisa’s and ask to spend the night! (Longer, Risky, but we can rest for the night) = If we follow the Radio Tower Trail, we can get one over on the Fairies of Ligh--I mean get some fairies to help us! (Short, Unfriendly) = Force march along the Village Trail as fast as possible. Osu can rest at the Village! (Short, Unpredictable) = A human, go that far in a couple hours? Very funny. Let’s make a camp where Mystia makes her BBQs! (Long, Safe)
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  22. Yeaaa, Fumo emoticons. Of course i will use these ones :3 ᗜωᗜ
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  25. If you don't know DÉ DÉ MOUSE, now you do. 1 recent remix from him and a song made for the "Beatmania IIDX 27 HEROIC VERSE" game (probably a rhythm game). Thank you Osu! for being a very fun game and one of the best music store to me. Don't Look Back (feat.4s4ki, RhymeTube, OHTORA & Hanagata) [DÉ DÉ MOUSE Jungle Flow Mix] Silly Love - DÉ DÉ MOUSE
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    Release Information Type: Bullet Hell Developer: Team Shanghai Alice Publisher: Team Shanghai Alice Release: September 22, 2002 Language: English-Patched (Touhou Patch Center/THCRAP) Silhouette On Cover: Flandre Scarlet (Extra Boss) Character Information Playable Characters: 2 (Reimu, Marisa) Shot Types: 2 Each POC: Requires Max Power Description A thick scarlet mist is covering Gensokyo; it blocks out the sun, which causes affected areas to become cold. Our heroines believe the culprit lives in the newly-materialized Scarlet Devil Mansion, and so they depart with the goal of “questioning” those who live there. Mods * Retexture Patch This replaces all the imagery in the game with crisper, higher-resolution textures. Sprites are also updated with those from newer games. You pick between versions where the hitbox is never visible (as in vanilla) or always visible. * Focus-Only Hitbox Patch A patch that causes your hitbox to become visible when you’re Focusing (the behavior of all games after this one). (I don’t know if this is compatible with the Retex Patch.) Unique Gameplay Mechanics * This is the only Windows game where you cannot see your hitbox while focusing. Rank *A hidden value between 0 and 32, higher rank values increase bullet speed and the amount of bullets, having the most prominent effects in boss attacks. *Rank goes up as time surviving goes on and goes up dramatically with spell card caps. *Rank goes down by 16 when you are hit, not killed but hit, meaning a deathbomb WILL decrease rank. Some spellcards decrease rank when bombed IE Water Elf. Scorefile * This scorefile was provided by an unknown source. * It has true 100% completion status; Extra is unlocked for all characters and shot types. Th06 Scorefile (EoSD).zip
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  27. guys someone sent me a love letter what should I do (I don't even know who is it )
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  28. Greetings, a nice chapter this week. I really like the outcome of asking Agappa if she know the way out (where we're reminded that she can't see jack). It's funny, but then the stuff about her only seeing the truth is a bit unsettling for some reason (that and the fact she can removes her eyes, but that's a fairly normal level of weirdness for Gensokyo). Glad to see Narumi being included in the "Forest of Magic trip" (did my previous comment I influenced you perhaps ?). As a Jizo, she should be able to guide Oscar out of the forest no problem (they watch over travellers). Now, for the choices: 4 are about talking to Narumi. Running away after popping-up a flare wouldn't make much sense, since attracting the attention of someone other than Team9 was very likely, a risk Oscar should have been aware of. I have to say, I am curious as to why Agappa would be looking for Oscar (though maybe she simply looks for any outsider ending up in Muenzuka). Narumi is fairly harmless, but Oscar doesn't know that. The fact that she knows Agappa yet isn't afraid of her can be both reassuring and unsettling for Oscar. Agappa hasn't done anything bad to Oscar (yet) so maybe Agappa can be trusted, therefor Narumi can be as well. On the other hand, people usually fear Agappa, so someone not being afraid of her means they might be even more terrifying (with abilities worse than causing misfortunes). If Oscar were to run now, he could end up completely alone in the forest, which would not do at all. Being slightly prudent would be wise, so asking Agappa for more info could be an option, but she tends to speak as little as possible, so that might not be useful. The magic trick introduction was done in a previous chapter and it didn't work really well, so I don't think Oscar would try again, unless he has more info on its "audience". A simple introduction should do for this week. Let's how it goes, shall we?
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  29. Fumo is love, fumo is life
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  30. it’s koakuma! i love this pose frfr i guess i can open *traditional* art requests, so throw in your requests and first come first serve!
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  31. https://fandom.com will delete later
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  32. I mentioned in Musical Discoveries today that I had trouble finding arrangements of Skies Beyond the Clouds, due to the title being an apparently popular one for other media. While this made achieving the goal of the search a bit frustrating, it also resulted in some worthwhile discoveries. Osamuraisan - UNGAISOUTEN Just some straightforward acoustics from a talented guitarist. Hayato Asano - Behind the Clouds Despite hailing from a remix album, this piece is apparently original, which places it here.
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  33. GensouChronicle is a haven for those seeking quality within the sewer that is the Western Touhou YouTube scene. His editing is clean yet stimulating, his videos are well-researched and well-written, and he presents some interesting investigations into the nature of Touhou's world. Here are some of my favorite videos of his, with a brief description of their content and strengths: Here he weighs the probability of success within Gensokyo upon various different pathways, assuming little prior acquaintance with Gensokyo or its real-life parallels. This is done through ranking traits and abilities, which may be improved through certain courses of action. This video highlights the research put into his videos and the clarity of his conceptual construction. Here the content is in the title, but this video has a great deal of humor. The general trend in his humor is building his jokes with one mood and ending with its polar opposite. For example, at 2:35 a somewhat poetic, serious mood is built but then abruptly ended by a shift to a more vulgar and simple mood. He also makes use of strange analogies which are oddly appropriate, as is shown at 0:44. I believe this style of humor borders between reason and absurdity, it appears absurd but never deviates from an underlying order. I feel I share this style of humor and I have much difficulty sufficiently describing it, so I cling to any example of it can I find to try and get a better idea of it. Lastly, there is my overall favorite of his videos. He takes the world of Gensokyo seriously, which is highly refreshing. It isn't merely a source of memes for him, he sees it as a well-built fantasy whose merits run parallel to figures like Tolkien (although I cannot be the judge of how apt these are, I haven't read him). It's a good investigation into the nature of fantasy in general, it explained a lot of my formerly inexplicable appreciation for Gensokyo as someone who is generally not sensitive to the appeal of fantasy - Touhou taught me the appeal of fantasy and that's why I've been so enamored by it. When I try to write for an audience my writing gets so "stiff", I FEEL stiff while writing. I swear my writing isn't always so impersonal and rigid.
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  34. I can't wait to see what you all decide. :) Bear in mind as you all choose, there is no true wrong answer. Flirting with deadly consequences may have bad results, but I won't end you out of nowhere. While some decisions lead to less interesting paths, simultaneously some lead in unexpected directions and to sudden twists. Each is open to you, and anything I think is especially interesting you missed I may simply use later in the game. So, don't think you are gatekeeping yourselves from something interesting by making the choice you think is best instead of the exciting option.
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  35. ahahahahahaha WE'RE NOT DEAD YET I'm getting a new pc and it's a great build so I'm mega excited right now. I'll be back to lurking in a few days so I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys cook up in the meantime let's FUCKING go
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  36. HI IM (kinda) BACK
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  37. Well, someone had to sacrifice their vote to break the tie. Let's go with the weird option of eating in the middle of a Youkai forest and see how it goes.
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  38. It seems my opinions have caused some controversy. Joking aside. I don't know, a lot of my view of the Forest is with questionable context. Most inhabitants we regularly see are fairies, and its usually a starting zone. Fairies are so comparatively weak, that the average fairy is only somewhat of a threat to an average human, and considered more of a pest. There's also the issue that the perception we have of Gensokyo comes mostly from its heroines. Heroines who fight gods, demons and monsters. Not exactly the best source of information for the average farmer. That was part of the reason I wanted to write the GSG from the perspective of a human with no powers. So threats Marisa and Reimu would just gloss over would still have teeth. I will definitely concede the forest is dangerous. I never intended to say it was a safe place to be. But if the forest is considered 'very dangerous', and every other zone aside from the Misty Lake and Human Village are considered more dangerous, I think it undersells the Forest's threats. Particularly given what we see of it in game. I may have that somewhere, though I haven't read it. Books that old are a good source of Youkai. Most library books I read as a kid on Youkai come from the 70s to 80s, and were very rudimentary. You know its a normie book on Japan when they describe Nekomata as anime catgirls instead of 100 year old felines blessed with magic powers. It wouldn't exactly be beyond me. I loved fairy lore as a kid, and Youkai later, and the two have more than a few similarities if you examine them from their roots. But I like the idea of the readers learning about obscure Japanese monsters as they read. The sheer number of Youkai also make creating a wholly original one difficult. That image that inspired Agappa? I found that before I decided on her status as a Youkai. There was just a Youkai who loved wearing old raincoats and carried burning things in its mouth already. Do have a few original fairies I thought I might use in a future project connected to Oscar, but we'll see. :)
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  39. YES YES YES YES YES YES!! Orange is a great choice because of how easy it is to learn about her. She only appears once, so you just read those dialogues and you literally know all about her haha. And she's just in stage 1 so it's easy to play the game yourself and check it out :) As a result, learning her personality is also quite easy. It's always up to personal interpretation, but with lines like "Ahaha, don't underestimate me just because I'm the first stage boss!", anyone could see her as outgoing and likeable. She is practically waiting to be the next protagonist! Meanwhile someone like Elly or Kurumi, they have more passive dialogues, such as "I couldn't help it! The magician (Marisa) forced her way through ^^' I won't take mercy on you though!". I don't think that's the exact line, but you get that it might be harder to prop up Elly as a heroic character. Also, earlier today I was coincidentally thinking about a male Orange cosplay (?!). It's surprisingly easy to convert her outfit to be male. She doesn't wear a huge dress like the other characters, so that part is already taken care of. Just shorten her hair, maybe give her cool shades, and you're done! Once again, Orange would be the perfect candidate for a redesign. She's got so many great qualities :) ...Okay, okay, I admit, she is my favorite character so I just might possibly have a chance to be slightly considered a little bit biased...
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  40. YOU'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  42. Recently I decided to find lost media on warosu and Touhou Grand Fangames List. That also led me to other sites with lost media, so I have found a lot of links for a major update. Everything listed below is already added to list (the first post in this topic). What was added: Games: HRtP ver 1.00 C60 trial version of Kioh Gyoku Project Gian - Shuusou Gyoku Prototype Neo Gian ~ Shuusou Gyoku 東方燐迷歌 ~ Phosphorus Hesitates Song Groovy ちるの (Groovy Cirno) 東方秋神録 ~ Every day of Autumn (FOUND) 群弾 (The Crowd Shooting) 東方黒封戯 (Touhoukokuhuugi) 東方賽銭箱 さなシュー (Sanae Shooting) 東方佰鬼録 ~Guest from devildom~ イラスト by D.C.S. Touhou Fan Anime: A lot of new information about Anime Tenchou x Touhou Project (new images, info + art book) わりと動く同人誌 (+ わりと動く同人誌2 and わりと動く同人誌3) + some archives of obscure versions of Touhou fan anime Other media: Touhou Clock メイドさんの日々 DVD by colonel_AKI Animations: [東方] ハルノカケラ (the first ever Touhou 3D animation (2005)) Archive of Touhou flashes. May contain non-Touhou stuff. A lot of info about lost Touhou MMDs
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  43. Yes, I adore the bunny characters. Tewi is my favorite bunny character and also the character I hope to get a fumo of
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  44. Touhou 19 doesn't have a option for changing colour, probably since changing all the sprite's colours in a game with more complex sprites would take too much time. touhou 15.5 also has a option for changing colours but unlike 3 and 7, it isn't a easter egg.
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  45. Felt the need to post this here
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  46. I don't wholly disagree. :) Combat Mage best fits danmaku. Ranged combat is a staple of Touhou. The thing is, Combat Mage has one tiny problem. Its the weakest class in the game. You'd think shooting lightning from your fingertips would give you a boost over people using guns or literal swords, but Combat Mages are kind of useless if they aren't focused on mind-control or summoning spirits. Which has its own problems. The idea of pigeon-holing Flan as the weakest class never felt right to me. That said, there are some advantages. Given how weak the class is, I may be able to pressure the DM into giving me some magical boosts. The closest thing to Four of a Kind in the base game is just a normal single illusion. Boosting spells I'll naturally have or even making my own would let me make more blatant references to Flan, and make me more cooperative in the group. It also ties her closer to Marisa, maybe even putting her in a role where she trained DJ Flan as a mage. So she'd have her own little subplot about finding her missing best friend.
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  47. this has so much meme potential >:D
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  48. kaguya: “i suspect it’s…” *the three of you stare at her, waiting for something to finally answer her question* ibunde: “answer! answer!” kaguya: “…” *she kept silent. there’s nothing. nothing* kaguya: “.. i don’t actually know!” kuyara: “seriously? that’s what we waited for?” kaguya: “what? that’s the name of the group-“ ibunde: “WHAT ITS THE NAME OF THE GROUP?!” kuyara: “they need some better naming” you: “yeah.. come up with some originality.” *the two girls nod in agreement then turn back to kaguya* ibunde: “so who are the members?” kaguya: “i have no true idea. yukari yakumo might have an idea” kuyara: “is that so? that sage?” *you kept silent knowing the two don’t know where she is actually* ibunde: “hey… might as well look for her! kuyara, come on!” *the two girls started to leave through the gate. until suika, yuugi, and kasen came through the gates, all drunk. suika drunkenly approached you while kasen and yuugi part ways into different areas of the village.* suika: “aha.. i have this syringe here.. i don’t know who should get injected and no idea what to do… AH!” *suika collapses on the ground and slept there but she slipped the syringe and it landed on your arm. kaguya holds you steady then she notices the ibunde and kuyara on the ground after the three oni burst through the gates.* kaguya: “you humans okay, though?” *the syringe has the effect into making one drunk. so you start to feel like passing out* ibunde: “kaguya! what’s going on?” kaguya: “the oni crashing it all again. try to ignore it.” *…and then you passed out* [part 4 soon!]
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  49. aya: “not a problem, human. let me know about anything else, haha!” *and then you randomly hear laughing coming out of the festival, sounding like a maniacal child* *but before you could make your move, kaguya comes out of the crowd, with a smile* kaguya: “hehehe.. seems like we’re attracting more humans, huh?” *you stand there in silence, until she speaks up again* kaguya: “ah.. it seems like you’re one of reimu’s ally/friend. you must could preserve balance with her, like marisa? ah.. that doesn’t matter. you want my help, is that so?” *you nod, and just before you could tell about yukari, she speaks up once more* kaguya: “ive seen who did it. i just need to find her again.” you: “her?” kaguya: “yup, from the sound of it, she’s not from the village, more so one of those youkai.. the laughter you heard was from what it sounded like a child, it’s high pitched and everything..” you: “which of the youkais are children?” kaguya: “i suspect-“ human #2: “KAGUYA!” *the two humans you saw earlier ran up to you two* kaguya: “oh! it’s kuyara and ibunde! how are you two? bet this festival makes up its spirit?” human #2 (ibunde) : “we’re wondering about reimu, who did this incident?” human #1 (kuyara) : “ah.. it could’ve been someone in this f-“ kaguya: “no, she’s not at the festival. i suspect it’s..” [chapter/part 3 coming likely next week]
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