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Clarste
Apr 15, 2013

Just how many mistakes have you suffered on the way here?

An uncountable number, to be sure.


BlitzBlast posted:

Supposedly it's a favorite among arrangers. Inertia probably plays a larger part at this point though.


Hahahaha, am I reading that last category right? Now people can vote for their favorite shipping as well?

It used to be explicitly shipping, but then some people complained so they relabeled it as the more generic "Partner". Which I choose to believe refers to them performing comedy routines together.

Clarste fucked around with this message at Jun 12, 2013 around 19:56

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Hokuto
Jul 21, 2002




Soiled Meat

Okay, I put in my votes, and I'll spare the thread a "partnership" debate. In descending order:

Best Touhous: Byakuren, Sanae, Yukari, Satori, Mokou

Best musics: Faith is for the Transient People, Cinderella Cage, Border of Life, the Puppeteer of Bucuresti, Ancient Temple, Chinese Tea, Tohno Gensou Monogatari

For the most part, my choices in music tend to diverge from my character preferences. I don't much care for Byakuren's theme, and Yukari's can arguably be downright grating to listen to.

Hokuto fucked around with this message at Jun 12, 2013 around 20:10

versus
Sep 11, 2001



I can't find Kasen in the dropdown choices. I guess I'm blind.

e: vvv thanks. Descending order, voted for Utsuho, Yukari, Kasen, Sanae, Miko. Didn't vote for music because gently caress if I'm going to try to rank my favorites.

e: also what's the last question on the demographics questionnaire? Google Translate was just as confusing as usual.

versus fucked around with this message at Jun 12, 2013 around 21:14

fuepi
Feb 6, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


versus posted:

I can't find Kasen in the dropdown choices. I guess I'm blind.

She's down on the bottom with the rest of the print works people.

I voted for Miko/Futo and Yamame/Tojiko and Kokoro

Music was Desire Drive/Infinite Nightmare, UFO Romance/Unknown X, Wonderful Heaven, Lost Emotion, Gensokyo the Gods Loved

Redmark
Dec 11, 2012

This one's for you, Morph.
-Evo 2013


Takoluka posted:

Otaku love garbage for no reason. That, or they really love Beethoven Virus.

What's wrong with Septette?

Dr Pepper
Feb 4, 2012

Don't like it? well...


BlitzBlast posted:

Hahahaha, am I reading that last category right? Now people can vote for their favorite shipping as well?

ZUN to release Touhou Dating Sim.

Still does all the art.

Hokuto
Jul 21, 2002




Soiled Meat

versus posted:

e: also what's the last question on the demographics questionnaire? Google Translate was just as confusing as usual.

"Have you ever visited a site because it was a basis for something in Touhou, such as the Suwa Taisha shrine or the Bokusen-ji temple? In other words, have you ever been on a Touhou pilgrimage?"

BlitzBlast
Jul 30, 2011

some people just wanna watch the world burn

Hokuto posted:

Yukari's can arguably be downright grating to listen to.

You best be talking about Necrofantasia, because (IaMP) Night Falls is amazing.

I did what all Real Touhou FansŪ should do and voted for Reimu.

BlitzBlast fucked around with this message at Jun 12, 2013 around 22:00

Hokuto
Jul 21, 2002




Soiled Meat

Yeah, I was referring to Necrofantasia.

Edit: Listening to Night Falls now, this is pretty good.

versus
Sep 11, 2001



I guess I should have voted for Necrofantasia anyway. Not for my top spot, but still.

Hokuto posted:

"Have you ever visited a site because it was a basis for something in Touhou, such as the Suwa Taisha shrine or the Bokusen-ji temple? In other words, have you ever been on a Touhou pilgrimage?"

Well I'm glad I answered no to that then.

versus fucked around with this message at Jun 12, 2013 around 22:19

Yasser Arafatwa
Jan 13, 2009



Decoy Badger posted:

The TFRest Touhou.


Which one would be the BYOBest?

Koishi is PI, Nitori is YOSPOS, Eirin is YCS.

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I still loving love Necrofantasia, haters vacate.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

There's a super special, super popular thing called spaghetti that I want to try!

Lipstick Apathy

Some of these categories are silly because the Japanese are always going to vote Cosmic Mind as the best song, etc etc...

Dr Pepper
Feb 4, 2012

Don't like it? well...


Volt Catfish posted:

Some of these categories are silly because the Japanese are always going to vote Cosmic Mind as the best song, etc etc...

Well that's because it's true.

Redmark
Dec 11, 2012

This one's for you, Morph.
-Evo 2013


Yasser Arafatwa posted:

I still loving love Necrofantasia, haters vacate.
Necrofantasia is unironically my favorite theme.

"When I listen to this song, I feel a strong force that exhausts my physical energy. It's just with this song that I may not see things in the present. The illusions I see are both from the present and the future. 'Necro-' means 'death'. The fantastic world of the dead. The fantastic world that only reveals itself at the time of death. That is why this song has no feelings of the past. There needs to be a song like that where you can feel the present."

"Necro-Fantasia, a fantasia of death. It sounds pretty hardcore.
You can't savor death while you're still alive.
Death is always an illusion to the living."

Just don't turn the volume high enough that your soul gets drained through your ears and you're good

GC_ChrisReeves
Dec 16, 2004



"You're going to be...amazing."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKZ-CJanUyE

Best goddamn song in Touhou from the best goddamn game, with the best goddamn crew.

Ammat The Ankh
Sep 7, 2010

库昊


No one remembers the Hisoutensoku ending theme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrrBEXbhRLQ

It's got bagpipes!

InfiniteJesters
Jan 26, 2012


New 13.5 patch is out, and another one's apparently on the way.

No (official) word on playable Kokoro in versus yet.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

There's a super special, super popular thing called spaghetti that I want to try!

Lipstick Apathy

Apparently she is still a half person.

Revalis Enai
Apr 21, 2003

Wait, what's my phone number again?

Fun Shoe

Just voted, also took the questionnaire.

Best Touhou:Koishi, Rumia, Miko, Komachi, and Byakuren
Best Music:Hartmans, True Admin, Green Eyed Jealousy, Suigetsu, Riverwside View, and Boys and Girls of Science Era
Best Partner:Reimu and Marisa

Necrofantasia is probably my least favorite, followed by Cherry Blossom. Took me a while to appreciate Cosmic Mind, but I didn't vote for it because I didn't see a reason to promote a theme most people liked already.


I picked Reimu and Marisa as best partner(in crime). Reimu beats all in her path and Marisa steals their stuff.

TOO SCSI FOR MY CAT
Oct 12, 2008

this is what happens when you take UI design away from engineers and give it to a bunch of hipster art student "designers"


Pureauthor posted:

That poll reminded me of a question I want to ask - Why exactly does Septette for the Dead Princess win the music polls so consistently? It's a nice song and all but I wouldn't even rate it in ZUN's top 5 of final boss music, let alone the entire series.
Septette is a sweet spot for arrangement. The melody is simple but not boring, has plenty of voices to play with different instruments or use as vocals, and there's like five distinct themes that can be shuffled around to liven things up. The character association helps too, when the arrangement is vocal, because "refined princess" works both when it's taken seriously or played for laughs.

There are other tracks that are better music, but they tend to be not nearly as flexible. There's only so many ways to arrange Evening Primrose.

Namtab
Feb 22, 2010



Karen's power intensifies



BlitzBlast posted:

I did what all Real Touhou FansŪ should do and voted for Reimu.

Good man.

Revalis Enai posted:

Best Touhou:Rumia
Also acceptable.

FYI I voted Reimu, Parsee, Rumia.


Septette is a p.sweet song fuelled by nostalgia. Green Eyed Jealousy and Nazrin's theme also own.

GC_ChrisReeves
Dec 16, 2004



"You're going to be...amazing."

Dinky Duck Race posted:

Vote for you favorite touhou things again, if you run it through google translate it's mostly self-explanatory.

I dunno, some of these names are unrecognisable as Touhou characters but they'd make loving incredible racehorse names.

Village Gauze Watertight
Star Bear Yong Yi
Taken Up River Castle
Spirit Road Crow Sky

and my personal favourite

Small Umbrella Good Many

Karasu Tengu
Feb 16, 2011

Humble Tengu Newspaper Reporter


Aliginge posted:

I dunno, some of these names are unrecognisable as Touhou characters but they'd make loving incredible racehorse names.

Village Gauze Watertight
Star Bear Yong Yi
Taken Up River Castle
Spirit Road Crow Sky

and my personal favourite

Small Umbrella Good Many



The gently caress translation tool are you using? Google only fucks up 3 of those to me

Clarste
Apr 15, 2013

Just how many mistakes have you suffered on the way here?

An uncountable number, to be sure.


Aliginge posted:

I dunno, some of these names are unrecognisable as Touhou characters but they'd make loving incredible racehorse names.

Village Gauze Watertight
Star Bear Yong Yi
Taken Up River Castle
Spirit Road Crow Sky

and my personal favourite

Small Umbrella Good Many



Star Bear = Yuugi Hoshiguma (her name really does mean Star Bear; it's awesome)
River Castle = Nitori Kawashiro (although I'm pretty sure the other half was supposed to be "two birds")
Spirit Road Sky = Utsuho Reiuji
Small Umbrella = Kogasa Tatara (who else?)

Not sure about Ms. Watertight. Futo? Maybe?

Clarste fucked around with this message at Jun 13, 2013 around 19:01

Hokuto
Jul 21, 2002




Soiled Meat

"Village Gauze Watertight" would certainly be Murasa Minamitsu (村紗 水蜜). Mura = Village.

Clarste
Apr 15, 2013

Just how many mistakes have you suffered on the way here?

An uncountable number, to be sure.


Hokuto posted:

"Village Gauze Watertight" would certainly be Murasa Minamitsu (村紗 水蜜). Mura = Village.

Huh, I searched touhouwiki for 村 but it didn't come up with anything. I mean, that doesn't excuse me for forgetting that Murasa existed, but that's an odd and useless search function.

Hokuto
Jul 21, 2002




Soiled Meat

You're right, I just tried it for myself there. The Japanese Wikipedia page does a much better job of partial matches.

GC_ChrisReeves
Dec 16, 2004



"You're going to be...amazing."

Elliotw2 posted:

The gently caress translation tool are you using? Google only fucks up 3 of those to me

Google Translate.

I'll be fine not contributing though, I'll just be over here in my non-japanese-reading Touhou fan ghetto.

GyroNinja
Nov 7, 2012


Favorite Characters: Youmu Konpaku, Wriggle Nightbug, Suika Ibuki, Sakuya Izayoi, and Arrow Suwa Child to Model.
Favorite Music: Ancient Temple, Cinderella Cage, Fires of Hokkai, Suwa Foughten Field, Native Faith, The Maid and the Pocket Watch of Blood, Fairy Great Wars
Favorite Partners: Suika and Yuugi. They're here to kick rear end and get drunk, and luckily for you Suika's gourd contains an unlimited amount of sake.

Clarste posted:

It used to be explicitly shipping, but then some people complained so they relabeled it as the more generic "Partner". Which I choose to believe refers to them performing comedy routines together.

I prefer to believe it's who you'd most want to star together in a buddy cop movie.

GyroNinja fucked around with this message at Jun 14, 2013 around 15:53

KataraniSword
Apr 22, 2008

but at least I don't have
a MLP or MSPA avatar.
I am my own man.

TOO SCSI FOR MY CAT posted:

Septette is a sweet spot for arrangement. The melody is simple but not boring, has plenty of voices to play with different instruments or use as vocals, and there's like five distinct themes that can be shuffled around to liven things up. The character association helps too, when the arrangement is vocal, because "refined princess" works both when it's taken seriously or played for laughs.

There are other tracks that are better music, but they tend to be not nearly as flexible. There's only so many ways to arrange Evening Primrose.

Or Night Falls, as it was brought up earlier in the page.

It's kind of a sad state of affairs that Necrofantasia gets about fifty times the amount of arranges that Night Falls does because everybody and their mother seem to love Yukari, but the former is apparently a lot more adaptable to heavy metal guitar or techno oontz.

Of course, Night Falls has more good remixes, but that's mostly because fewer screw it up.

DrSunshine posted:

Not until ZUN makes a Touhou who wears a fedora and has a sword of finest Hanzo steel.

So... Youmu.

Pureauthor
Jul 8, 2010


I honestly prefer Necro-Fantasy to Necrofantasia.

Clarste
Apr 15, 2013

Just how many mistakes have you suffered on the way here?

An uncountable number, to be sure.



Youmu doesn't have a hat, does she? Tenshi has a hat and sword, but the sword is made of magic insted of steel so I'm not sure if that counts. There are a few other swords, but they're generally hatless...

Momiji? I guess? Although that's certainly not a fedora.

DrSunshine
Mar 23, 2009



Clarste posted:

Youmu doesn't have a hat, does she? Tenshi has a hat and sword, but the sword is made of magic insted of steel so I'm not sure if that counts. There are a few other swords, but they're generally hatless...

The ratio of hatless Touhous relative to hatted Touhous has been increasing with respect to time. If this trend continues, by 2099, more than 90% of all Touhous will not have hats.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

I hate this book and I hate Railrunner and I hate Thunderbark and I hate Black Magic and I hate everything they stand for.

DrSunshine posted:

The ratio of hatless Touhous relative to hatted Touhous has been increasing with respect to time. If this trend continues, by 2099, more than 90% of all Touhous will not have hats.

But sometimes they get hats in subsequent games, like Byakuren.

Justus
Apr 18, 2006

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GyroNinja posted:

I prefer to believe it's who you'd most want to star together in a buddy cop movie.

Gotta be Reimu and Yukari then.

Rectus
Apr 27, 2008



JosephWongKS posted:

But sometimes they get hats in subsequent games, like Byakuren.

Maybe they'll invent something new, like a Touhou with a detachable hat. Or multiple hats. And a store.

Justus
Apr 18, 2006

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Rectus posted:

Maybe they'll invent something new, like a Touhou with a detachable hat.

Or a detachable head?

Clarste
Apr 15, 2013

Just how many mistakes have you suffered on the way here?

An uncountable number, to be sure.


Rectus posted:

like a Touhou with a detachable hat.

Koishi drops her hat in one of her animations in Hopeless Masquerade. Then she catches it 4 frames later. That's a fraction of a second of hatlessness, a record for a normally behatted character!

Cernunnos
Sep 2, 2011


Clarste posted:

Koishi drops her hat in one of her animations in Hopeless Masquerade. Then she catches it 4 frames later. That's a fraction of a second of hatlessness, a record for a normally behatted character!

http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust....ust_id=23125745

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MadRhetoric
Feb 18, 2011

I POSSESS QUESTIONABLE TASTE IN TOUHOU GAMES


Rectus posted:

Maybe they'll invent something new, like a Touhou with a detachable hat. Or multiple hats. And a store.

Whoa now, we don't want to get too crazy.

My votes:
Characters: Kaguya (3) Marisa (2) Mamizou (2) Flan (1) Koishi (1). I want to do my part in putting Kaguya at #33 for the 4th year in a row.

Songs: Plain Asia (3) Satori Maiden ~3rd eye~ (2) Shanghai Teahouse ~Chinese Tea~ (2) Mystical Oriental Love Consultation (SWR/Hisouten ver.) (1) Strawberry Crisis!! (1) Love-Colored Master Spark (1) Flight of the Bamboo Cutter ~ Lunatic Princess (1). I like catchy hooks.

Ship "Pairing": Reimu and Marisa. They're the flagship characters.

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