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18777 No. 18777
Previous Rage Thread: >>17777

Why is it that people think there's some kind of "curse" on high school stories? Sure, none may have finished in the sites history, but that hardly means they are "cursed"!

Now THP...

THP is cursed when it comes to Trucks!
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>> No. 19739
>>19738
EASTER IS NOT OVER FRIEND

BUT WHO CAN TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE IN SUCH A SHORT TIME?
>> No. 19740
>>19738
Then fucking make one yourself. Problem solved
>> No. 19742
>>19739
'09 Taisa could. HY, if he was still writing for this site. Maybe a few others, maybe. Perhaps, in better circumstances. Hmm, maybe we should make a time machine to bring back all writers in their prime and make them write in a diabolical lotus eater machine thingie. Actually, forget the time machine, just the lotus eater thingie would work.

>>19724
Yukari is the best touhou, that's common knowledged, but for fans of lesser touhou we must exclude her from all "best 2hu is" discussions, lest the plebians would lose their fragile minds and rebels with pitchforks, screaming nonsense such as "Remilia is prettiest 2hu" "No, Yuyuko prettiest" "Mokou best 2hu". This would escalate in civil war and the end of 2hu as predicted by >>19720

Oh my.
>> No. 19743
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>>19742
The best 2hu is obviously Rinnosuke!
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>>19742
>>19743
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>>19742
Civil war it is!
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>>19743
>Not genderswapped Rinnosuke

Maximum pleb
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>>19746
Hey, I'm a man of taste. Gender-swapped Rinnosuke is fine too. Mighty fine.
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19748
So many old hag lovers in this thread. Disgusting.
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>>19748
Go back to your dolls hun. It's not like you have any other friends.
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>best 2hu discussion

FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE DEMON REALM BEST 2HU HAS ARRIVED. THOU MAYST BEND THINE KNEES AND ELBOWS IN WORSHIPFULNESS, ABANDONING ALL THY FALSE PROPHETS OF 2HU BESTNESS.

GAPS? EYEGAPS? YUUGENMAGAN HAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, MOST EVIL OF EYES, AND THEY ARE YUUGENMAGAN'S OWN. DOST THY PURPORTED "BEST 2HU" HAVE FIVEFOLD GIANT FLOATING LASER EYES, OR ARE HER EYES MERELY MOUNTED IN HER HEAD, AND TWOFOLD, LIKE EVERYONE ELSE'S?

2HU MEN? 2HU WOMEN SWAPPED FROM MEN?
YUUGENMAGAN WAS OF AMBIGUOUS GENDER BEFORE ALL 2HU WERE LADIES. DOST THY PURPORTED "BEST 2HU" HAVE A BODY OF ANDROGYNOUS LIGHTNING?

BEST 2HU IS NOT ABOUT SENSUALITY EITHER; BEST 2HU MUST MORE IMPORTANTLY BE BADASS AS EVERY INSTANCE OF GET-OUT. YUUGENMAGAN WILL PIN YUUGENMAGAN'S DETRACTORS DOWN WITH BULLETS, MAKE THEM DANCE WITH ROCKETS, AND DROP A LASER PENTAGRAM ON THEIR COLLECTIVE HINDQUARTERS. CANST THY PURPORTED "BEST 2HU" EVEN PIN THOU DOWN AND GO LASER ON THY HINDQUARTERS?
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>>19755
I'm sorry, what was that? I couldn't hear you over the sound of your 2hu getting its electrical ass stomped.
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>>19756
>Reimu
>Best
Dickish cunt is only the best at suppressing religious freedom and scientific progress going "boink"
>> No. 19758
>>19742
>>19743
>>19745
>>19746
>>19747
>>19748
>>19753
>>19755
>>19756
>>19757
Hey. Hey. Hey, guys.

Which 2hu has the highest power level?
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>>19758
Shinki.

Hers may not be the most difficult danmaku to get through, but nothing else in the Touhou series has quite as much raw power behind it as her patterns do, although some Seihou patterns come close or surpass it. The fact that she's only the 5th game's final boss says quite a lot for the importance of technique and beauty in Touhou-style danmaku.
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>>19758
>>19759
Oh no, not this shit again. We never come close to an agreement every time this topic pops out.

Can we just agree that without the Spell Card Rules, the first girl to strike wins because everyone is OP as fuck?
>> No. 19761
>>19760
Other candidates include Yukari because of gaphax, Shinki because of judgementhax, and (otherworld) Yumemi because of being able to use a world-destroying bomb as a joke.
>> No. 19762
>>19761
Bitches don't know about Cirno's potential to reach absolute zero and destroy entropy.
>> No. 19763
>>19758
>>19760
>>19761
Powerlevels are irrelevant in spellcard battles, it's like an art competition that can turn deadly. The more important question is...
Which 2hu is the biggest slut?
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>>19763
Canonically unpure
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>>19763
Now you're asking the real questions!

It's obviously Mima. She left Gensokyo because she ran out of things to fuck, and had to visit other dimensions to find new victims partners.
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>>19763
Just look at that brazen hussy. LOOK AT HER.
>> No. 19767
im mad that others dont like what i like and vote for what i vote for
>> No. 19768
>>19767

Yea I hate when that happens. Why don't authors understand that my votes should count for more, since I'm smarter and more experienced at CYoAs that the other readers.
>> No. 19769
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>>19767
>>19768
Pull a Wiseman then! Nothing can go wrong from spamming the vote for your waifu!
ISHYGDT
Please don't do this.
>> No. 19772
>>19769
Why do we hate Wiseman again? He seemed like a decent guy to me when I talked to him. Except the part about thinking that there is a secret Cabal on THP which is controlling everything. And hung up on the past.
>> No. 19775
>>19772

Uhhhh...nobody here said they hated Wiseman.
>> No. 19776
>>19772
>thinking there isn't a cabal

Good goy.
>> No. 19778
>>19772
It's mostly just IRC. They hate a lot of people.
>> No. 19782
>>19775
I call bullshit.
>> No. 19789
Man Border is DEAD right now.
>> No. 19791
>>19789
Right now? Border is always dead. It's a shame, really, but at least it's more active than Eientei.
>> No. 19801
The Internet needs to be more polite.
>> No. 19807
>>19801
The internet should be more polite, eh? So it degenerates into a miserable hugbox where everyone is entitled to sympathy and care, to the mildest of critics?

I suppose it is already happening, the internet is no longer as harsh as it used to be. You can even face charges for name calling in multiplayer games, something unheard of in the days when we encouraged people to an hero and posted gore with no restraint, even /b/ was the legendary brood mother of memes. Even memes have become a shadow of their past self. Doge? Harlem shake? Please.

But that's alright, politeness is a positive concept, after all.
>> No. 19810
>>19807
well this place could certainly use some kindness, which I think is in progress. Now if only people get off their asses and try writing instead of holding out for another HY or Keymaster.
>> No. 19812
>>19810
THP is usually harsh because someone hates your guts (rare case) or because they find that they can only tell you how to write better through harsh criticism.
I'd like to point out an analogue in Dieter Bohlen from Germany's "America's got talent". He finds the harshest words for people that can't sing, destroying their dreams almost instantly, but for a good cause. The music industry, much like writing, is a very hard business to succeed in if the right people on top don't find you good enough.

Dieter said that he might have had technical talent, but his voice sounds awful unless he's falsetto. He was lucky to find someone pretty, Thomas Anders, who could only perform five tones well. Together they were two shitty singers, backed by catchy music, but at least they knew what they were good at: one at falsetto, the other at five tones in mid-range. Together they were Modern Talking, the most popular German act since the Nazi party.

They were only successful because they knew themselves well and got lucky. Those young people with mediocre talent and nothing else to stand out from the rest, though, they won't make the break.

tl;dr - harsh criticism usually hides good intentions, but that's the good impoliteness, most are already aware of that.



Second, the problem with writers not coming out to write is mostly performance anxiety. I know I have it, I can't write a single thing without fearing that it'll be a bunch of crap. Whenever I overcome that fear, I actually wrote, but then I lacked the persistence to keep going, for one reason or another.

Once I wrote myself into an imaginary dead end because I didn't know to write and pace a freaking birthday party. Next I got bombarded by anon in a fresh story, one persisted that my character was a Mary Sue, I couldn't defend it with anything, he'd just tear my arguments a new ass and turn them against me.

The wish to write remains. I've got ten story concepts in different stages of planning, some are just beginnings and endings without a proper middle, others are reconstructions of older stories that range from 150 to 1200 pages, one is a proper high school year dissected into sections with all possible ideas surrounding events. I made the latter for a possible Neo-GH, not that I have the guts to try that kind of stunt.

tl;dr - performance anxiety and sensitivity to criticism
>> No. 19814
>>19812
That's why I think the attitude needs to be worked on: having standards is one thing but with how far THP took things, it's counter productive to getting new blood to give it a shot.
>> No. 19816
>>19814
The best thing any would-be writer can do (here and everywhere else) is to learn how to recognise real feedback and be damn well ready to listen when they get it. Having a thin skin and getting defensive is a surefire way to make people dislike you personally, which will not bode well for your writing.

Also, THP's "standards" are really not that high. A story that's weak on the technical end can survive on its own merit by simply being interesting. All it really requires is a bare-minimum level of competence in putting a sentence together. Hell, if you don't have that, you can ask people for help. I think all but the most asshole-ish of anon are willing to accept that not everything is going to turn out as a brilliant masterpiece that shatters the literary world.
>> No. 19817
>>19816
Dunno, the tales of Anon running amok on a story that fails to meet their standards are sort of infamous, even though these days there's not much in the way of such things (the closest was with that average joe story and the guy quit before that point)
>> No. 19818
>>19816
>>19817
Even when anon doesn't attack the writer they can cause shitstorms due to waifufaggotry. This puts a lot of pressure on the writer. Prime example: GH
>> No. 19820
>>19818
>Even when anon doesn't attack the writer they can cause shitstorms due to waifufaggotry. This puts a lot of pressure on the writer. Prime example: GH

You know what also puts a lot of pressure on a writer? People with a stubborn, almost pathological refusal to let shit go, who insist on sharing their sad and baffling inability to move on with everyone else who has.

I mean, honestly, what's worse: fucking up something in your first story, or having someone make a point of reminding you of your fuck-up at every chance they get, even if it happened years ago and you've long since learned from it?
>> No. 19821
>>19820
It doesn't even have to be a fuck up, even making a great story results in a ton of pressure with later stories.
>> No. 19840
What is HY? What is RaAN? what's AWiY?

This site is not NewFag friendly.
>> No. 19841
>>19840
In order:
Hungry Youkai, one of the most prolific writers from the elder days of the site to relatively recently. He was one of the first to actually finish a story.

Retrospective and Astronomical Narration, a well liked story with a modern mafia type premise. The writer had it removed from the archive for some reason, but a few people still have the story in a downloadable form.

A Wizard is You, a Dungeons and Dragons crossover thing that became a hell of shitstorms and bitching. The story is now dead.

You could learn the answers to most of your questions by simply reading archived stories, checking the boards, and possibly visiting IRC. The site is perfectly fine if you simply read the rules, have coherent typing, and don't go around causing problems.
>> No. 19842
>>19840

Also, the Questions for Veterans thread is over in >>18124. You can ask questions there if you need to.

I think it's time to create a new rage thread.
>> No. 19846
>>19841
Not the acronyms man. Some of them are a pain if you aren't a regular. It's been years and I still blank on some of the abbreviated names.
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>>19778
>>19776
>>19775

I will. Never. Stop. Finding. Uses. For. This.
It's perfect. In so many ways.
>> No. 19884
>>19847
may I ask what inspired that picture?
>> No. 19945
Who knows. I didn't draw it.
Found it in another thread either here or on /tg/.
Might be one of the drawfags on IRC.
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>>19884
>>19945

Probably this.
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