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  1. Hmm, not really sure what you would count as a "discovery", but something interesting is a fanmade piece for a character supposedly never actually was in the series (it's difficult to tell if they written or is just an urban legend), which kind of goes to show how far the Touhou fanbase goes with this kind of thing. Funny you mention the Remix Tournament, I should really get around to finally making another one while people are all stuck inside . . .
  2. I've been asked once or twice to delete things for users, but since I'm not versed on the techinical side of things, I haven't changed that side of things.
  3. My favorite (that I remember) is Kitsune's Workshop (at least, I think that's what they're called), for orchestral arrangements.
  4. Sadly, there's just not much consistent interest here . . .
  5. I remember using the Locale Emulator years ago when I first played it, but haven't been able to get it working on my current machine. Admittedly, I haven't attempted again for a couple of years now. Things may have changed.
  6. Sengoku Gensokyo, if you can get it running, is a fairly fun game that, while the story is not amazing does have great characterization for the 6 to 9 cast, including a few that aren't usually seen in fangames (such as Medicine Melancholy and Letty White). It can take a bit to come to grasp with the mechanics, and is a lighter story. Fantasy Maiden Wars Scarlet is one of my favorite fangames I've played. A grid-based strategy/rpg, and more dramatic and involved retelling of EoSD. The story is pretty well told and the characters are represented pretty well. Sadly the game is very difficult, and not in a fair way. It's not unbeatable by any means, but is frustrating. I've not been able to get most other rpgs on the site running on my computers (in fact, I *can't* get Sengoku Gensokyo running anymore), while I can recommend many others, these are the two I recommend for story and characterization.
  7. Obviously, how much anyone can do is dependent on thier means. Now that some of the official games are on Steam, I've bought a couple, and I know some others have as well.
  8. I would still be open to trying something if there's enough interest.
  9. Last week, the Saturday night campaign that was made for MS finished. We plan to start a new one at the same time in the future, and I'm open (even hoping) to have some new people join in. We run at 7 P.M. U.S. Central time. You could PM me if you're interested, or just tell me here.
  10. Also greetings. Hopefully you enjoy your time here.
  11. "Doujin" has always seemed ambiguous to me. Some people use to mean just fanworks, other mean "indie". If you mean the latter, thus including the official works as well, then the handful of Slice-of-Life style official works or Silent Sinner in Blue would be good to start with. I personally don't read a lot of the Touhou fanfiction (unless you count the fangames), so if you mean that, I won't be much help. You can discuss music in this sub-forum, or the music section under Akyu's Studio. Spoilers aren't really much of a concern, the main stories are loosely connected, but not very focused on plot. The most you could be spoiled about is returning characters, which isn't really the biggest thing to worry about (unless there's something radically different about the most recent one, which I haven't played . . . )
  12. jssf1992

    New to touhou

    Well, these things happen, nothing to be ashamed of. But if you want me to lock it, I can do that for you. And indeed, welcome to the community. Clearly, we've got all sorts.
  13. Due to players leaving, I'm once again looking for players. Same as before, looking at Sunday nights, 7 PM Central U.S. Time
  14. jssf1992

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    Short you say? At 24 pages of discussion, it's rather like a philosophical treatise. I won't complain though, I would love to see more in-depth discussion like that! I've got a lot of thoughts, and some difficulty sorting them all out, so I'm just going to start with those questions at the end of your discussion. (please note I've not been thorough in getting all of the reading or games, notable I haven't read Cage in Lunatic Runegate) "Are the Lunarians a plot device?" In a way. Certainly in Silent Sinner in Blue, their role is certainly serving a larger point, both to emphasize that Reimu's half-hearted aproach to improving herself leaves her weaker than she should be, and eventually for Yukari's plan to be shown. Still, there is some characterization there as well, mostly via their relationship with Eirin. "Was It Yukari’s fault for leading us to dislike them?" I would say no. In-story, Yukari set the stage for the confrontation in SSiB, but she didn't create the behavior that made some dislike them. Out of story, such as them being written that way to make Yukari look better, I think that's debatable. There's certainly something to them being written that way to make them the definite villains of that story, but as you pointed out, ZUN's written antagonists that people like before. In fact, a number of arrogant villains have fans (Remilia being one of them, ironically). "Was it all planned by ZUN to make them feel alien to us?" I do think so, to a degree. I think there is supposed to be some that we understand out of the Watasuki sisters, but the Lunarians and thier obsession with 'purity', perhaps so. Sadly, on this, there is a further degree of seperation than intended, as my knowledge of Shinto is almost useless. If so, then I think that is fine. "Are all these theories correct and connected?" Possibly? I haven't read everything, so I couldn't really give an educated response. One thought about the 'alien-ness' of the Lunarians, is that for the casual fans/readers in North/South America and Europe, Shinto would seem rather alien. Further, and more like to create ire, is that the Lunarians idea of purity would seem very wrong to us, as our ideas of spirituality are greatly influenced by the Abrahamic faiths and Greek philosophy, even for those that don't follow or study them. Purity is tied to virtue and lack of flaws in these philosophies, and the Lunarians' arrogance would disqualify them. Asian philosophy is (obviously) different, and purity has a different meaning, creating a disconnect that the Lunarians (or more the Watasuki sisters) take the brunt of.
  15. Not sure if being able to 1CC games is a requirement for being part of the fandom. If it is, I guess I'm in trouble.
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