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CuddlyZombie
Nov 6, 2005

I wuv your brains.



Yeah, HGH won, it was super close though in my defense.

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Hokuto
Jul 21, 2002




Soiled Meat

Some snippets from Zun's twitter feed:

"Just havin' a little lunch. Man that's huge." http://twitpic.com/df5fxg

"Had dinner tonight at an American beer bar. Moot told me on the way back that people were recognizing me as the Touhou creator, but I don't understand English."

"I'm curious about Pokemon vs. Digimon on multiple levels." (Japanese commenters: "Is that a thing?")

Hokuto fucked around with this message at Sep 27, 2013 around 22:36

KataraniSword
Apr 22, 2008

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

Hokuto posted:

"I'm curious about Pokemon vs. Digimon on multiple levels." (Japanese commenters: "Is that a thing?")

Huh. I never quite realized that the rivalry didn't exist in Japan. Just goes to show, I guess.

Is that 4chan's Moot he's talking about there?

EDIT: vvvv Ah, I hadn't realized that moot was a guest of honor; I thought somehow he was the one that convinced ZUN to come out to America or something.

KataraniSword fucked around with this message at Sep 27, 2013 around 23:43

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

KataraniSword posted:

Is that 4chan's Moot he's talking about there?

Yes. In the original tweet he writes @moot; it isn't really strange that guests of honor end up dining together. I believe it's common for the convention's hosts to take them out.
Either way, the man seems to be enjoying it and learning just how much international fandom he actually has gathered. I think good things will happen

leather fedora
Jun 26, 2004

The closest acceptable translation is
"die properly"


Tortured By Flan

I think moot and ZUN know each other to some degree, since pictures of them drinking together in Japan showed up on their Twitter accounts last year or so.

DrSunshine
Mar 23, 2009



dranxis posted:

I'm really bad at starting fan art and never finishing it, but I did finish coloring this Futo recently:



I also made a personal Tumblr to put her on since I'm not going back to Deviantart. I'm a little scared of Tumblr though.

Hey, that's pretty nice, dude!! Where's your Tumblr?

dranxis
Jul 12, 2013


DrSunshine posted:

Hey, that's pretty nice, dude!! Where's your Tumblr?

Thank you. It's over here: http://dranxis.tumblr.com/ Just to warn you, I'll mostly be reblogging and sharing stuff I like. I draw a webcomic so I don't feel like drawing other stuff that often. But I'm going to try to draw for fun more often now that I have a Tumblr.

Bakanogami
Dec 31, 2004



Grimey Drawer

Panel was pretty good. Super packed though, massive line all around the lobby. Started 20 mins late and wound up being pretty much all Q&A. Looking at his twitter he was apparently astonished that he got so many super nerdy questions about PC98 games and unused characters.

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

ZUN In America so far is everything I've hoped it would be.

I can't stop laughing at the ZUN and Shou picture. Not really in a mocking fashion either, for cosplay, that's a damned good costume. More just hilarious in a baffling way.

Hedera Helix
Sep 2, 2011

The laws of the fiesta mean nothing!


Bakanogami posted:

Panel was pretty good. Super packed though, massive line all around the lobby. Started 20 mins late and wound up being pretty much all Q&A. Looking at his twitter he was apparently astonished that he got so many super nerdy questions about PC98 games and unused characters.

What did he say about Mima, what did he say about Mima?

Zandracon
Oct 21, 2010


"What are your feelings about old characters like Mima returning?" "Well. I won't say 'no'."

more importantly

"Will you add any guys as characters?" "Guys are unnecessary in video games."

Takoluka
Jun 26, 2009

Don't look at me!


Hedera Helix posted:

What did he say about Mima, what did he say about Mima?

Basically "We'll see what happens!"

Rin Satsuki was also mentioned, and he basically went "No time to put her in" and just left her deleted forever. He thought it was funny that Touhou fans know so much about his games.

Hokuto
Jul 21, 2002




Soiled Meat

More snippets from today:

"Man, there's a pretty big line already. Oh God, I can't even speak English!"

"Honey, my 480 seat room hit capacity and they had to cut off the line. Holy crap!"

"I never thought I'd be answering questions about unused characters and what happened to so-and-so from the PC98 games at a Q&A session in a foreign country." (Commenters: "Did they ask about Satsuki Rin?!")

"Here's an American microbrewery and restaurant. The beer's got too much of a kick if you ask me."

Hokuto fucked around with this message at Sep 28, 2013 around 04:44

Karasu Tengu
Feb 16, 2011

Humble Tengu Newspaper Reporter


Hokuto posted:


"Honey, my 480 seat room hit capacity and they had to cut off the line. Holy crap!"


That one's great because I was on the outside of that capacity limit.

Pureauthor
Jul 8, 2010


Well, pack it up guys. ZUN doesn't like American beer

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

DUNSON'D


Pureauthor posted:

Well, pack it up guys. ZUN doesn't like American beer

Depends on what type of beer he got, maybe he doesn't like bitter beers with a butt-load of hops?

Yasser Arafatwa
Jan 13, 2009



Yeah, if he was out with someone like Moot, I could see that guy trolling ZUN with like a 120 minute IPA.

leather fedora
Jun 26, 2004

The closest acceptable translation is
"die properly"


Tortured By Flan

Hokuto posted:

(Commenters: "Did they ask about Saccharin?!")
Satsuki Rin but I don't know why they used half-space katakana for her name.

Hokuto
Jul 21, 2002




Soiled Meat

Oh, good catch.

bahamut
Jan 5, 2004

Curses from all directions!

I wonder what sort of beer he had that left him with an unfortunate impression.

Someone please ask him to do official Momiji Inubashiri art sometime in the future. She's been in two games now and she still hasn't rated a picture yet.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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

Lipstick Apathy

Pureauthor posted:

Well, pack it up guys. ZUN doesn't like American beer

Well American beer IS terrible, so this isn't necessarily a bad thing...

voltcatfish fucked around with this message at Sep 28, 2013 around 04:59

Ammat The Ankh
Sep 7, 2010

库昊


drat, should've had you ask if Shinki really was Alice's Mom.

Volt Catfish posted:

Well American beer IS terrible, so this isn't necessarily a bad thing...

Shut your whore mouth. Sure the big corporate breweries are terrible, but I'll be damned if I let you talk poo poo about our microbreweries.

Bakanogami
Dec 31, 2004



Grimey Drawer



ZUN in the middle. I'm off to the left somewhere.

I'm honestly amazed at how much more Touhou presence there is at the con compared to the last time I was here a couple years ago. Back then I think the only Touhou-related stuff I saw was one booth with some wallscrolls and one Reimu cosplay. This year not only is it all over the dealer's room, Touhou costumes are almost up there in popularity with Shingeki no Kyojin and Sword Art Online.

Regarding the beer issue, I'm somewhat disappointed that AWA is located off in the sticks on the north side of the city. We have some really good craft beer bars but they're a pretty good haul away from the con so I dunno if he'll have a chance to go.

BlitzBlast
Jul 30, 2011

some people just wanna watch the world burn

Bakanogami posted:

I'm honestly amazed at how much more Touhou presence there is at the con compared to the last time I was here a couple years ago.

ZUN probably drew everyone like a magnet.

I'm kind of surprised nobody brought some quality beers as a gift or anything. I was half expecting ZUN to walk out of the con with a basket full of beer like some kind of alcoholic Halloween.

leather fedora
Jun 26, 2004

The closest acceptable translation is
"die properly"


Tortured By Flan

BlitzBlast posted:

I'm honestly kind of surprised nobody brought some quality beers as a gift or anything.
I'm sure everyone wanted to, but AWA is pretty strict against giving gifts directly to guests. There was that mural of all the Touhou characters made into a scroll that was going to be given to ZUN, but a staff member had to make the actual presentation.

Clarste
Apr 15, 2013

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

An uncountable number, to be sure.


Frankly I'm kind of sad that he got so many silly questions about PC-98 and Satsuki Rin (whose full story is already known? why would anyone ask that?) instead of perfectly good silly questions about Gensokyo metaphysics.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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

Lipstick Apathy

Because Rin is one of the best characters.

Ammat The Ankh
Sep 7, 2010

库昊


Rin is the best almost-character.

Takoluka
Jun 26, 2009

Don't look at me!


Clarste posted:

Frankly I'm kind of sad that he got so many silly questions about PC-98 and Satsuki Rin (whose full story is already known? why would anyone ask that?) instead of perfectly good silly questions about Gensokyo metaphysics.

He got like 2 questions about PC-98 and Rin. Other than a few stupid ones, all the questions were pretty great.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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

Lipstick Apathy

Takoluka posted:

He got like 2 questions about PC-98 and Rin. Other than a few stupid ones, all the questions were pretty great.

What was the statement on potential overseas release for the games?

leather fedora
Jun 26, 2004

The closest acceptable translation is
"die properly"


Tortured By Flan

Someone tweeted that he was in talks about getting the series on Steam, apparently.

Takoluka
Jun 26, 2009

Don't look at me!


Volt Catfish posted:

What was the statement on potential overseas release for the games?

No plans. All speculation.

J-List is here and apparently, when talking to ZUN about licensing his games, were kindly told "I don't want to talk to you." So nothing right now.

Takoluka
Jun 26, 2009

Don't look at me!


leather fedora posted:

Someone tweeted that he was in talks about getting the series on Steam, apparently.

He said he likes Steam, but for him, it would be very difficult for him to work with it for distribution (as things are now).

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

I would hope someone has brought Carpe Fulgur to his attention for translation purposes.

Hokuto
Jul 21, 2002




Soiled Meat

More AWA tweets:

"I got lots of attention, even in America. (Mostly from males)"

"I forgot this con runs all night. I could hear yelling the whole night."

bahamut
Jan 5, 2004

Curses from all directions!

Does this imply the female:male Touhou ratio is different in Japan?

AdorableStar
Jul 13, 2013






bahamut posted:

Does this imply the female:male Touhou ratio is different in Japan?

I'd assume there'd be a little more female fans in Japan than in other places. Or maybe Zun is just really freaked out about the kind of attention he's getting from male fans.

Clarste
Apr 15, 2013

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

An uncountable number, to be sure.


Takoluka posted:

He got like 2 questions about PC-98 and Rin. Other than a few stupid ones, all the questions were pretty great.

And how many metaphysics questions did he get? None. Despite the fact that this sort of thing is the hardest to have answered naturally. I mean, if/when Touhou comes out on Steam it wouldn't have really mattered if anyone asked here, would it? Whereas if no asks if Medicine is a tsukumogami or not he'll take that knowledge to his grave.

KataraniSword
Apr 22, 2008

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

Clarste posted:

And how many metaphysics questions did he get? None. Despite the fact that this sort of thing is the hardest to have answered naturally. I mean, if/when Touhou comes out on Steam it wouldn't have really mattered if anyone asked here, would it? Whereas if no asks if Medicine is a tsukumogami or not he'll take that knowledge to his grave.

I think it's pretty well assumed that Medicine is a tsukumogami. I think it was commonly accepted before TH10 even came out.

More importantly, nobody wants her around, in or out of canon.

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voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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

Lipstick Apathy

KataraniSword posted:

I think it's pretty well assumed that Medicine is a tsukumogami. I think it was commonly accepted before TH10 even came out.

More importantly, nobody wants her around, in or out of canon.

I do, she's my favorite character.

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