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CommissarMega
Nov 18, 2008


There's waaay too much drama here, but if setz has taught me anything, it's that anything can be solved with enough ice cream!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfUJHZtP22U

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GC_ChrisReeves
Dec 16, 2004



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

drama sucks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XKOo1zpiL0

SirPhoebos
Dec 10, 2007

Horned Rat-Sempai Noticed Me!


Raenir Salazar posted:

In fairness the songs that wind up in the "Related Videos" tab in Youtube do tend to fit the mold, it takes some luck or digging to find other kinds in my experience, and somewhat depends on the character as well.

Well if all you listen to are mopey emo songs then that's what will be recommended. If you bothered to use the search function, then you find there's a heck of a lot more out there.

EDIT: Oh, and Crino's Perfect Math Class wasn't even one he showed.

SirPhoebos fucked around with this message at Apr 2, 2013 around 13:20

leather fedora
Jun 26, 2004

The closest acceptable translation is
"die properly"


Tortured By Flan

Drama and overcoming it is a natural part of life and if you can't accept it then there is something wrong with you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAsmuVA5ihc

CommissarMega
Nov 18, 2008



Agreed. That said, some action is good too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpzcUbdcSVs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQrN0TO6mDQ

CommissarMega fucked around with this message at Apr 2, 2013 around 13:36

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.

Setz has posted the coloured version of his April Fool's Day comic - http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1388559

It has been fully translated. I'd love to find out what it is about the third stone under the bridge that Parsee is jealous of.

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

leather fedora posted:

Drama and overcoming it is a natural part of life and if you can't accept it then there is something wrong with you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAsmuVA5ihc

I still think this is one of the best, if not THE best, thing to come out of Touhou. It doesn't really require a knowledge of Touhou to grasp, the music is great(even if the lyrics are sorta nonsensical), and the artwork and especially dancing animations are fantastic. Sorta South Park-ey but not quite. And the story it tells is melancholy but nice all the same. Just really top notch.

gnome7
Oct 21, 2010

Who's this Little
Spaghetti?? ??


My favorite MMDs are the big actiony ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5YPa-D7TYo

Raenir Salazar
Nov 5, 2010

I posted my food for USPOL Thanksgiving!


College Slice

Speaking of Cirno, This one I think sums up why she's my favorite.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

DUNSON'D


gnome7 posted:

My favorite MMDs are the big actiony ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5YPa-D7TYo

Posting this and not SONIC SPARK! is bad form dude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSnq5YMJ5qE
Dat Macross plus feel

Gamma Nerd
May 14, 2012


Speaking of drama I think somebody a page back indirectly insulted PoDD. It's really one of the best games in the series, I have no idea why people are so down on it.

L-O-N
Sep 13, 2004



Pillbug

ElMaligno posted:

Posting this and not SONIC SPARK! is bad form dude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSnq5YMJ5qE
Dat Macross plus feel

I've always liked Touhou the movie. It's one of the only ones that make me think I'm watching a real damaku battle in 3d.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTT8VyXCiMA

BlitzBlast
Jul 30, 2011

some people just wanna watch the world burn

Gamma Nerd posted:

Speaking of drama I think somebody a page back indirectly insulted PoDD. It's really one of the best games in the series, I have no idea why people are so down on it.

Elliotw2 posted:

I'd be perfectly happy with that if it meant the network play would work better.

He said the network play was bad. That's not an insult, that's a fact. Since it doesn't have any. (Elliot probably meant PoFV)

But, uh, best in the series? Did we play the same PoDD, because I remember an unbalanced game with a ridiculous difficulty ramp come the final two stages of story mode.

SirPhoebos
Dec 10, 2007

Horned Rat-Sempai Noticed Me!


ElMaligno posted:

Posting this and not SONIC SPARK! is bad form dude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSnq5YMJ5qE
Dat Macross plus feel

I know me and some others were talking about what a Touhou/Dynasty Warriors fangame would be like, and that first minute or so really caught that vibe.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

On April 1st D-2 put up this video I assume as a joke, but it is less a joke and more awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1GFLsWPjjQ

Takoluka
Jun 26, 2009

Don't look at me!


SirPhoebos posted:

I know me and some others were talking about what a Touhou/Dynasty Warriors fangame would be like, and that first minute or so really caught that vibe.
I still need this is my life and would give Omega Force millions to do it if I could. Touhou Musou Empires. Think about it.

MajorGravy
Nov 3, 2010


I think that this right here is a contender for one of the best Touhou fanvideos ever made.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovQKvaKILmc

Zandracon
Oct 21, 2010


Looks like the bonus chapter for vol 1 of forbidden scrollery was translated. Byakuren is p good at playing a shamisen.

Gamma Nerd
May 14, 2012


BlitzBlast posted:

But, uh, best in the series? Did we play the same PoDD, because I remember an unbalanced game with a ridiculous difficulty ramp come the final two stages of story mode.

PoDD lunatic is nuts and unfair and 30 minutes of pure adrenaline. None of the other Touhou games test your dodging that much. It's one of the most entertaining games I've ever played.

I think the "insult" was you saying you hoped Jynx would skip to SoEW. I was being silly and dumb, sorry

Nages
Dec 31, 2011

Just yell at her like you always do. Bitch, get out of the way!


Zandracon posted:

Looks like the bonus chapter for vol 1 of forbidden scrollery was translated. Byakuren is p good at playing a shamisen.

The best touhou is dead.
RIP in peace, 2013-2013.
Gone but not forgotten.

Falls Down Stairs
Nov 2, 2008

IT KEEPS HAPPENING


Zandracon posted:

Looks like the bonus chapter for vol 1 of forbidden scrollery was translated. Byakuren is p good at playing a shamisen.

It is now literally canon that Byakuren once rocked so hard it killed a man youkai.

CommissarMega
Nov 18, 2008


Falls Down Stairs posted:

It is now literally canon that Byakuren once rocked so hard it killed a man youkai.



It's even more , because as I recall youkai are generally tougher than normal humans.

I also want to see Byakuran join Choujuu Gigaku now.

BlitzBlast
Jul 30, 2011

some people just wanna watch the world burn

Gamma Nerd posted:

PoDD lunatic is nuts and unfair and 30 minutes of pure adrenaline. None of the other Touhou games test your dodging that much. It's one of the most entertaining games I've ever played.

Eh, I prefer PoFV Lunatic more. Generic enemies taking more than one hit to kill (even if you can just spam charge attacks/abuse explosion chains) and the reduced space to manuever in just rub me the wrong way. vv

Gamma Nerd
May 14, 2012


PoFV Lunatic is also a rush but only if you take out the ability to spam L2 attacks like there's no tomorrow. On shrinemaiden there was a silly challenge to do Lunatic, no-focus, constant shooting, no charge runs (bombing on x allowed) and I got a kick out of that. It's sort of PoDD strictness meets PoFV polish.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

What does the enemy AI do on PoFV Lunatic? Just stop being hit by bullets entirely?

Takoluka
Jun 26, 2009

Don't look at me!


Samurai Sanders posted:

What does the enemy AI do on PoFV Lunatic? Just stop being hit by bullets entirely?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgbQOkW1cU

Gamma Nerd
May 14, 2012



That's actually a legit dodge, but the AI is explicitly invulnerable at times. Basically it's like Extra mode, bosses have a time where you have no chance of hurting them and afterwards they go down relatively quickly. Each time you die that timer becomes lower - Shiki 3rd round is 3:00, 4th round is 2:45 if I recall correctly. Also Shiki's first round is actually unwinnable without Aya or Medicine, since her evasion is perfect and the bullet speed and density is boosted.

Basically bosses do cheat but it's not too insurmountable.

BlitzBlast
Jul 30, 2011

some people just wanna watch the world burn

Gamma Nerd posted:

On shrinemaiden there was a silly challenge to do Lunatic, no-focus, constant shooting, no charge runs (bombing on x allowed) and I got a kick out of that.

There's a thin line between self-imposed difficulty and masochism, and I think you crossed it three miles back.

Samurai Sanders posted:

What does the enemy AI do on PoFV Lunatic? Just stop being hit by bullets entirely?

Enemies still have hitboxes (this is why Medicine is so devastatingly effective), but they're programmed to perfect evade everything up till a certain time. After which they'll be much more sloppy. It is possible to overwhelm them before the time limit though: if you rack the combo meter up to the point you're getting BONUS from everything then keep it up for a minute or two, Lunatic AI usually caves in. But it's pretty hard to do that before the timer runs down.

BlitzBlast fucked around with this message at Apr 4, 2013 around 23:54

SirPhoebos
Dec 10, 2007

Horned Rat-Sempai Noticed Me!


Falls Down Stairs posted:

It is now literally canon that Byakuren once rocked so hard it killed a man youkai.



I was thinking about this post and it eventually expanded into a Touhou/Tenacious D crossover: "Greatest Remix Tribute"

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

For Reitaisai, Pixiv is having a picture contest, based on # of views broken down by game. The only remaining three are (from left to right) the main characters, EOSD, and PCB. My favorites have all already been eliminated...

edit: well, Koakuma is still good. She's by far the best touhou without a name.

Samurai Sanders fucked around with this message at Apr 5, 2013 around 05:52

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.

Samurai Sanders posted:

For Reitaisai, Pixiv is having a picture contest, based on # of views broken down by game. The only remaining three are (from left to right) the main characters, EOSD, and PCB. My favorites have all already been eliminated...

Are there any other franchises where the first installment remains forever the most popular regardless of how many years have passed since the first installment came out or how many new sequels have appeared since then?

JosephWongKS fucked around with this message at Apr 5, 2013 around 07:21

waddler
Jan 3, 2008


First one that comes to mind is Final Fantasy. FF4, 6, and 7 get a crapton of love for being the first FF people experience, just as EoSD is the first major foray into Gensokyo (PC-98 excluded).

PCB was my first Touhou game, thus the PCB crew remain my favorites out of the series. I think the first one leaves a stronger impression.

KataraniSword
Apr 22, 2008

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

JosephWongKS posted:

Are there any other franchises where the first installment remains forever the most popular regardless of how many years have passed since the first installment came out or how many new sequels have appeared since then?

Typically this happens because of bad sequels, but when quality isn't brought into question... I think Transformers might be an example, in that everyone and their uncle seems to prefer the 1980s cartoon to everything else in the franchise.

Pureauthor
Jul 8, 2010


I actually played PCB first because I thought the characters from there looked the coolest.

(Imagine my surprise when I was introduced to the glory that is ZUN art.)

Pureauthor fucked around with this message at Apr 5, 2013 around 08:17

Freak Futanari
Apr 11, 2008


I played PCB first because it looked the most fun. And it was!

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.

Samurai Sanders posted:


edit: well, Koakuma is still good. She's by far the best touhou without a name.


Koakuma is pretty cool, but "best touhou without a name" isn't too much of an accomplishment given that there's only one other competitor for the title.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

JosephWongKS posted:

Koakuma is pretty cool, but "best touhou without a name" isn't too much of an accomplishment given that there's only one other competitor for the title.
Congratulations, you got the joke.

Seriously though I always liked Koa's design, very understated compared to most of the others. Though, other than the color scheme I guess it's mostly the work of fan artists and not Zun. Also there's the thing of her being a little devil and yet usually portrayed as one of the most reasonable and hardworking touhous (leaving aside the Koidoki interpretation I posted above).

edit: according to Carbon-shi (the Tohome Alone guy who is now doing all kinds of awesome stuff) she really likes action movies, especially Commando.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBp0dU3nsAk#t=403s

edit: it's Japanese heavy like whoa but I just love the art style on this video starring Koa, by Osakabe. She has a master plan to use her new stupid joke on Patchouli.

Samurai Sanders fucked around with this message at Apr 5, 2013 around 09:14

Onean
Feb 11, 2010


KataraniSword posted:

Typically this happens because of bad sequels, but when quality isn't brought into question... I think Transformers might be an example, in that everyone and their uncle seems to prefer the 1980s cartoon to everything else in the franchise.

Hey, the recent Cybertron games were amazing. They're only tainted for coming out at around the time the Bay movies were, despite having absolutely nothing to do with them.

MadRhetoric
Feb 18, 2011

I POSSESS QUESTIONABLE TASTE IN TOUHOU GAMES


JosephWongKS posted:

Are there any other franchises where the first installment remains forever the most popular regardless of how many years have passed since the first installment came out or how many new sequels have appeared since then?

Star Wars, Indiana Jones maybe, Die Hard, the Dune novels. Lot of the time it is just the first (wide release) piece of media is the one people latch on to. Although that isn't really the case for Touhou since it blew up with MoF. It's probably more that the Scarlet Devil Mansion (and Cirno) are all evocative and distinctive Touhous with catchy music, well-defined roles, multiple merchandise presences and three of them are little girls.

And ESoD isn't the first Touhou game

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Hedera Helix
Sep 2, 2011

The laws of the fiesta mean nothing!


MadRhetoric posted:

Star Wars, Indiana Jones maybe, Die Hard, the Dune novels. Lot of the time it is just the first (wide release) piece of media is the one people latch on to. Although that isn't really the case for Touhou since it blew up with MoF. It's probably more that the Scarlet Devil Mansion (and Cirno) are all evocative and distinctive Touhous with catchy music, well-defined roles, multiple merchandise presences and three of them are little girls.

And ESoD isn't the first Touhou game

Was it Mountain of Faith that saw the series really take off in popularity? I always thought that it happened around the time Imperishable Night was released.

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