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19218No. 19218
What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?
What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?
Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?
Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?
What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?
Do you like crossover stories?
How about OCs?
What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?
Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?

Feel free to answer all or some or none of these questions. Quench the thirst of a random anon.
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>>No. 19219
-Doesn't really matter. I don't read books generally for their genre.
-Interesting characters are a must. Actual plot isn't as important as themes and their execution and how it relates to the characters and reader.
-Minimum standards of quality. I don't mind long and polished updates but will happily settle for less if the writer is consistent in style and quality. Fast updates have a quality of their own, though.
-Needs more of everything. Every touhou needs more love.
-All the boards are fine. It depends on the stories currently running on them.
-No.
-Can be okay if done well. Would recommend most authors use sparingly.
-Really depends on the type of story. If it's interesting, it'll be interesting no matter who the protagonist or antagonist is.
-It doesn't matter much to me. A good story will be good regardless. Interesting things can be done with the perspective and tense to advance ideas but most of that is probably above the general skill of most writers.

>Quench the thirst of a random anon.
You don't fool me for a second, NSA.
>>No. 19220
I'm gonna limit all my answers to THP stuff because it's in a whole different category with different standards to other stuff I read.

>What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?
No favourite genre, my only real 'genre' preference is that they stories don't bank too much on action. But that can work too, depending.
>What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?
Characters, but I have one big exception with settings.
If a story isn't set in Gensokyo, 95% of the time I won't read it based on that alone. This may sound arbitrary, but a good half of the reason I like touhou is Gensokyo. If it's set elsewhere, it's just kind of... a limp feeling. Like, "Why read this?"
"Modernized" or heavily modified Gensokyo also loses points.
>Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?
Quality, with a 1 update/month minimum cap on quantity. If you can't pump out a 1000 word update in a month, you might as well not even write. And don't give me "writer's block", you ninny.
Also, this is a moot point since beggars can't be chooser and all.
>Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?
Not in particular. Although neglected characters getting spotlights is always nice. Working on that myself.
>What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?
I hate /blue/. What a shitty board.
>Do you like crossover stories?
I'm indifferent. If a story seems interesting, I'll read it: crossover or not, makes no difference on the decision. Unless it's a crossover with something I personally dislike, obviously.
>How about OCs?
No problem, as long as they're interesting. I'll put it like this: touhou characters automatically gain some reader brownie points for being touhous. OCs have to earn them from scratch.
>What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?
I don't see why not.
>Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?
Second perspective is kinda silly and I wouldn't personally write it, but no reading preferences.
>>No. 19221
>What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?
I like adventure-based stories in fiction. But for Touhou, it's slice-of-life. I don't like seeing Touhous or Gensokyo in serious peril.
>What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?
Probably characters, but all three are important.
>Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?
I guess I really have to lean towards quantity. Great writing is great, but it's hard to beat consistent updates.
>Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?
More Komachi, and more sex scenes. I make no apologies.
>What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?
/at/ is the best, clearly. Besides that, it's more a matter of stories than boards.
Do you like crossover stories?
I have nothing against crossover stories, but they seem easy to do wrong. Either they get too predictable, or their gimmick runs out.
>How about OCs?
Aside from audience-insert MCs, which are great, I'm not too fond of OCs. They just don't have the same cred as Touhous.
>What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?
I greatly prefer Touhou antagonists to OC ones. OCs just don't have any credibility in my view. Touhous and OCs can both be good MCs, though.
>Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?
I'm all about second-person, but first-person has its place. Mostly depends on how divorced the MC is from the audience.
>>No. 19222
>What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?
Almost anything floats my boat, but Slice of Life doesn't usually catch my attention, for the following reason:

>What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?
A good story must strike a balance between the three. Luckily for us, Gensokyo provides an excellent setting by itself, so most stories only have to worry about the other two. That said, a story with interesting characters but where nothing extraordinary happens (read: SoL), doesn't appeal to me. Same for the inverse: a good plot is worth next to nothing without good characters to keep it going.

>Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?
I lean more towards the quality end, but even I can forget about a story that hasn't updated for two months.

>Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?
Mmmmm, tricky. Maybe people you thought as allies revealing themselves to have always been against you? Also, more PC-98.

>What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?
This might be a bit of a pointless complaint, but lately I've been noticing that the standard for quality in /others/ has been dropping a tad too much for my liking. It's running the risk of becoming a second /th/. This doesn't mean I won't stop going there, or even write in there myself, but...

>Do you like crossover stories?
For the most part, no. I have seen many crossovers either fail horribly or run exhausted before even reaching the second thread, I grew disheartened. That, and obviously I have no interest with crossovers of franchises I'm not familiar with. I mainly come here for the cute girls with silly hats.

>How about OCs?
Maybe this is because I hail from that shithole called FF.net, but I usually despise them except when they act as an audience surrogate. The day I find a genuinely endearing/interesting OC is a surprising moment for me.

>What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?
That's my usual modus operandi.

>Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?
I don't have a preference here. However, I note it's hard for me to write in second-person. Doesn't stop me from doing it, though.
>>No. 19223
>What's your favorite genre in fiction and/or on THP?
I mostly read Fantasy/Sci-Fi outside of THP. I'll read pretty much any genre here. Cute girls covered in the blood of their enemies are just as welcome as ones that are all hugs and smiles.

>What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?
All of them are important, but two out of three is usually what it takes to get me to stick with something. I'd probably pick Characters and Setting, then.

>Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?
More often than daily updates is hard to keep up with. Every few days to weekly tends to be a good balance.

>Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?
Characters that seem to only get one characterization changing things up. Characters that don't get the spotlight finally having the chance to shine. Explorations of the more obscure bits of the setting and experimental writing styles. I love me some experimental writing styles. Writers trying things outside their normal comfort zones. And shorts. Shorts are pretty under-appreciated.

>What boards are you most favorite? Least favorite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?
/others/ probably has the highest concentration of stories and writers I like, but /underground/ and /sdm/ are great as well. /eientei/ is nearly a corpse and /forest/ suffers from a similarly poor selection of characters. Still, the new /forest/ story is wonderful and absolutely worth reading. I wish /border/ were more active. It's got a lot to work with.

>Do you like crossover stories?
Quite a bit. I'll read something even if I'm not familiar with the setting that's being crossed with. The sense of discovery is half the fun.

>How about OCs?
Welcome and enjoyable to a point. Not everyone the protagonist encounters should be a touhou. The ratio of OCs to 2hus is less important than what they can do. An OC being better than a 2hu at their specialty is usually distasteful.

>What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?
As MC? Love 'em. We get a lot of outsider perspectives, but not much from the characters who actually live in Gensokyo. I'm naturally inclined toward 2hu MCs.
As for antagonists, 2hus are the best. They can usually pull it off with flair and style. I'd love more atypical antagonists from among the cast, not just the usual Remilia/Yukari/Kanako ruins everything forever.

>Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?
First is good, easy to work with, and immersive. Third can be used for some great style and experimental things. Second is painful to write and usually awkward to read.

I've probably outed my identity, haven't I?
>>No. 19224
>What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?
- I don’t really care. As long as it’s interesting it’s worth a read, whether it’s SoL of horror.

>What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?
Plot? We have such a thing here? I care more about the characters than the plot. The setting should be there to let the characters shrine.

>Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?
Quality. I have nothing against waiting a month or more for an update as long as it’s not some half-assed thrown together in one afternoon.

>Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?
Not telling. My next story will include those I wish that there were more of. Though, we need more lunarians. Someone have to break the ice and view them in a light where they aren’t hated.

>What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?
Least favorite: /AT/, because I frankly don’t care about smut. Favorite: I don’t have one. I browse all the boards and read what catches my attention.

>Do you like crossover stories?
Nope.

>How about OCs?
Sure. Just don’t let the OC outshine the 2hus. This is fanfiction after all.

>What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?
As MC. I don’t care. I’d rather interact with 2hus than as 2hus. Having them as antagonists is a duh. If both the hero and the villain on the story are OCs, then why wouldn’t it be a story of its own rather than a fanfiction.

>Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?
FPP, because it lets you see the story from the protag’s perspective. SPP is kinda the same, except that’s more of a [Inset-yourself-here] kinda story. TPP is just not meant for CYOA imo.
>>No. 19225
>>19224
>Though, we need more lunarians. Someone have to break the ice and view them in a light where they aren’t hated.
Weren't you banned?
>>No. 19229
>What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?
Stories derived from touhou seem to have enough common ground that it's rare to get the "out of genre, unfamiliar, this is uncomfortable" feeling. Much more willing to explore other genres in this case, not to mentioned the limited supply. Oddly enough this applies to touhou music as well.
>What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?
All of them!
Honestly, if any one of these categories is strong in a story, I would strongly consider reading it.
For exploring story idea? Characters and settings, because it's easier to think of those that haven't been done, then plots.

For writing, I prefer to start with a setting or characters who I want to depict, and then brainstorm possible plots threads or nodes to create a story. As opposed to coming up with plots and then assembling the characters. I suppose this means characters & setting > plot. Or it could just mean, get the most complex/important part of your story down first. If it's character-driven, characters. If it's a high-slung murder mystery, better build that plot well.
>Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?
Minimum writing standards. I do like it when someone who doesn't seem to be so strong of a technical writer, still manages to produce something that is easy on the eyes and easy reading.

Minimum plot/character standards. Have a story to tell. Characters can bend to fit the plot or you whims, but they. It's fine if you can't produce the exact lines Yukari or Shiki would use, but at least keep their language and tone consistent with the character.

That aside, Quantity. And please consider using time skips to keep up with the plot. It seems like most CYOA choose to go at a VN's pace, covering each day and all non-trivial actions, which is great everyday immersion, but is not a pacing which 95% of writers will be able to finish an average sized plot with.
>Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?
I would love to see plot/action stories reach mid-to-late story, where tension is high and the starting circumstances have changed substantially. It's mostly those Juggernaut classics that have gotten this far.
>What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?
>th ~8 active stories
>eientei ~Mostly Inactive
>border ~Inactive
>shrine ~1.5 active stories
>sdm ~4 active stories
>youkai ~3 active stories
>underground ~6 active stories (damn second most active board, I swear I remember a time when underground was silent)
>others ~6-7 active stories
No real board preferences. I might just be ok with this level of activity. There aren't that many stories, but the ones that are running seem quite steady on their shoulders. I don't even read most of the stories, only follow about 6. Some of the stories are rather opaque: despite seeing them everytime I visit the boards, I'd have to read them thoroughly to get what they are about.
I can never remember all those story stubs that never got off the ground. Some actually stayed for a while. Think /others/ has the best in this category. It also holds AU slice of life.

Honestly I slightly dislike the board system based on geography. I would hope writers when thinking of stories ideas would not restrict themselves to heavily to the characters of the board they are planning to write in. One example that comes to mind is Chronograph. A shrine story does not mean it must be focused around suika, Reimu, etc.
>Do you like crossover stories?
Less so now that the novelty has worn off. Crossovers automatically give the author a somewhat new premise, but they need to actually have an idea of character-character, character-plot interactions just like with a normal story.

Why are you as an author putting them there? Just wanting to see your two favorite casts together and abilities interacting, is equivalent to adding an OC for the same reason. Except people who know the cross'd series may tend forgive the lack of story until you run out of steam. If you make the crossover assemble, then even others can enjoy the sparks. You'll still run out of steam without a proper setup.
>How about OCs?
They gotta earn their importance in the story. And also need to be interesting for the readers. Start from square zero. After all, a completely unknown book is all OC's.
>What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?
>Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?
Almost entirely first person with seldom and discreet third person switches *if* the scene requires it. This works for character based stories and vocal/distinct MC's. For stories with lots of multi-character action or a protagonist's who's actions speak louder than their thoughts, third person.
>>No. 19232
>>19225
I'm assuming you're confused me with ddyk or whatever. I can promise you, however, that I have nothing to do with that guy.
That said, I still believe they need a proper chance. It’s just a question of perspective. The writer can make them appear good and/or justifying what ‘evil’ they may do. Plus I have yet to see a story taking place on the moon.
>>No. 19233
>What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?
Adventure.

>What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?
Plot and characters are usually more important than setting. That being said, sometimes the setting alone can carry the story for me.

>Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?
Quality over quantity, but an update at least every two weeks is a must.

>Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?
I choose a writer, and it’s Treia.

>What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?
I don’t like /gensokyo/, it’s always way too serious and brews unironic shitstorms.
Other than that, I like or dislike stories, not boards.

>Do you like crossover stories?
If I like the universe with which the crossover is, yes.

>How about OCs?
If they have personalities and are well written. Blank slates are not really my thing.

>What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?
As MC’s, meh, and a little bit creepy if the story is in first person view. As antagonists, sure.

>Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?
Second person for CYOA, first and third for shorts. Tradition.
>>No. 19238
>What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?

I personally prefer classic adventure stories, with a bit of action. I have no problems with a good action scene to a point. If I don’t care about the characters, it had better be a spectacular battle.

>What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?

All three are pretty important to a good story. Though I believe if the setting is weak, good enough characters and plot can offset that.

>Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?

If you are talking about updates, it really does come down to who is doing the writing.

>Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?
I have a few: Youkai Original characters (native to Gensokyo or otherwise), a little less obligatory romance routes,

>What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?

I like all the boards including /at/. . . I have less of a problem with smut than most. But at the very least it’d better be well written smut.

>Do you like crossover stories?

As long as the universes mesh well enough, which would depend on the original concepts of the combined universes or the skill of the author writing the thing.

>How about OCs?

Don’t mind them, when written well.

>What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?
Either would work fine actually. As MC, they all have goals they want to complete. As antagonists. . . most of these characters are maneaters or predators. There’s a good survival horror game/story just waiting to be made here.

>Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?

I’m somewhere between 1st and 3rd myself.
>>No. 19239
>What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?

Don't really have one, though I can't say I like most grimderp stuff

>What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?

I'd say characters/setting more than plot.

>Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?

Leaning on quality, though consistency is important as well.

>Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?

I'd like more completed stories first and foremost.

>What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?

Don't have a real favorite, but I'm not too fond of /th/ just due to it being a massive newbie trap, prone to crummy and/or short lived stories, and a readerbase that's varying in quality.

>Do you like crossover stories?

Potentially very cool, but I've seen too many burn out once the novelity's worn off.

>How about OCs?

If you mean non-MC ones, it'd depend on their role in the story. It'd be strange for a villager MC to lack friends.

>What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?

Depends on their characterization, though I'm more willing to go with Touhou-MC type stories to a degree.

>Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?

Don't really have one, though I do favor 2nd or first person as it allows some insight to the main character.
>>No. 19241
Everything is speaking, more or less, strictly about THP unless specified otherwise.

>What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?
I prefer to read things that don't stick too closely to defined genres.

>What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?
All three are important, but I respond more to character-driven stories, so there's that. A good sense of setting does, however, add to the experience, in my mind.

>Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?
Definitely quality. While there's almost certainly a middle ground, I'd much rather someone take their time and get the best out of their writing than to rush it out to meet some vague notion of a "schedule".

>Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?
I can't say I'd like to see more of it, but very few people take the time to do real extensive world-building with their version of Gensokyo. And I'm not just talking establishing the setting; I mean history, economy, varying social circumstances, etc. Obviously, a story that focuses on that would be rather spergy and boring, but it's nice to see when someone has taken these things into account.

>What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?
I can't say I have a favourite board. As long as an individual story strikes my interest, the board its on doesn't really matter to me.

>Do you like crossover stories?
In general, no. Gensokyo is a fascinating enough setting on its own.

>How about OCs?
It depends on how well-written they are. I have absolutely no problem with their presence at all as long as they don't detract from the story -- the same could be said for Touhous, of course. I don't really want the MC of a story to be an audience avatar, but I do gravitate towards stories that have a non-Touhou MC because it's more interesting to see things from the perspective of someone who (presumably) isn't on the same level as the canon characters.

>What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?
Again, it greatly depends on the skill of the author. If they can pull it off without getting too ridiculous, more power to them.

>Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?
Whatever is appropriate for the story. If it's more about the MC and their psyche, first-person. If it depends heavily on the audience's choices, second-person. If neither first- nor second-person fit, third-person.
>>No. 19245
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19245
>What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?
Fantasy or sci-fi. "Unrealistic" elements in a story tend to bring out the most human things.

>What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?
Plot and/or actions. It's not about who the characters are. It's not about where they're having the story. It's about what choices they make and why.

>Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?
I'm a quality kind of guy. I can wait a few months for good stuff to crop up.

That being said, of course I can't wait more than a year. I'll only live for a hundred or so of them, tops.

>Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?
More Ran please. Please? Please.

There isn't enough Ran on this site. Please write more Ran.

>What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?
/blue/ a shit

Seriously though, a board is merely a place. What's good (or not) is the stories in them.

>Do you like crossover stories?
Do the characters choose to do interesting things? Doesn't really matter who they are, then.

>How about OCs?
See above.

>What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?
2hus are public domain characters. It all depends on what choices they make and how they act.

>Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?
Perspective is a device. I've used all three in my work, and can't say I like any one more than the other.
>>No. 19253
>What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?

In fiction, I find that I can like everything as long as it's not some shallow shonen romance. In THP, adventure stories with more plot over dilly-dallying around with Touhous.

>What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?

Either plot or character. If only the setting is good, I'll just want to read another person's take on it.

>Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?

More on quality but please don't take so long to update that I already forgot about your story beforehand.

>Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?

1.Some big invasion happening in Gensokyo, preferably with a powerful OC(s) behind it. Of course, you got to give a suitable characterization for them that would make the readers think they're cool instead of annoying. And the obligatory well-written fight scenes.

2. Touhous in a strange new and hostile world where they have to adapt to survive or something like that.

Basically, I just want the Touhous to be challenged to their limits.


>What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?

Don't care about boards, just stories.

Though I find /at/ useless because I don't like Touhou porn.

>Do you like crossover stories?

They have potential but most writers just waste in on "X enters Gensokyo and then shenanigans" kind of story.

>How about OCs?

I have more OC villains that I like than OC MCs.

>What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?

Touhous as MC and OCs as villains are usually my preference.

>Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?

Third-person limited that goes inside the viewpoint character's head. Simply because one of my favorite Touhou stories employ this technique quite well.

But honestly, any perspective works as long as the story's good.
>>No. 19254
Please don't put titles like SCIENCE!

They bring bittersweet memories.
>>No. 19255
>>19254
what's bitter sweet about SCIENCE! ? It's actually a finished story.
>>No. 19258
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19258
What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?
Slice of Life, Highschool AU, whatever Tainted Bonds and AWiY are. I'd love more adventure stories, or stories that feature Gensokyo as a character and the MC and friends exploring the land.

What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?
Plot and Characters. Humor is always nice.
More important than anything else is making the story fun. There are some stories around that are well written but are just so boring to read in comparison to lower quality writing that's fun to read and enjoyable to vote for.

Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?
I prefer quality. I'm okay with writefags taking weeks if the updates are long and well written.

Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?
Yukari please.

What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?
Never really had a reason to dislike a board.

Do you like crossover stories?
Never minded them.

How about OCs?
No issues with them.

What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?
No issues with that either.

Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?
All three. It's nice to have a variety.
>>No. 19260
>>19258
>stories that feature Gensokyo as a character
What?
>>No. 19272
Oh, I forgot to mention.

OCs with backstories that make them familiar with touhous immediately repulse me. Especially so when it's a close relationship like family.

It just gives off a very heavy 'shitty fanfiction' aura, you know what I mean? Makes me immediately think of 'JOHN FREEMAN WHO WAS GORDON FREEMAN'S BROTHER' right off the bat.
>>No. 19273
>>19272
I dunno, man, the blood tie card can be pretty effective if played right. It's just that 95% of the stories that use it fail horribly at it. Kinda like everything else.

And I for one would like to read Touhou-Life: Full Danmaku Consequences. It will be hilarious(ly bad), and it has tobe done.
>>No. 19274
>>19272

I'll agree with you on that for the most part, but at the same time I don't think there's anything wrong with an OC having met Touhous beforehand. They're not going to be close friends or anything, but I wouldn't be raging at an OC wolf tengu having a working relationship with Momiji, for example. I'd hesitate to take it any further than that, though; expanding their relationship to something closer should be something that happens in the story itself, not just sprung on the readers like "Yep, they're best bros, deal with it."
>>No. 19275
>>19272
If they're a native, knowing of if not knowing them wouldn't be too odd.

Having them be buddy buddy with someone more far flung in back story? It might raise some flags.
>>No. 19278
>>19274
>an OC wolf tengu having a working relationship with Momiji
Was that reference to that story in the winter contest?

Anyway. Your point is interesting. Just how far would one be able to go then?
Let me try with an example. Myouren Academy; an AU high school harem story. Tenshi had previously dated the protagonist, but they broke up, and now there’s potential for them getting back together because of it. How acceptable is that to you?
>>No. 19279
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>>19278
I suppose it's not a matter of pure closeness, it depends on how you do it. The closer the relationship, the harder to swallow it is.
I'm sure someone out there is able to write a siblings/mother/father relationship with a touhou and have it work, but I sure as hell haven't seen it.

For example, that old 'eldest scarlet' story. The guy starts the story with practically 'I AM THE SCARLET FAMILY'S OLD FORGOTTEN BROTHER AND NOW I AM COMING BACK!! BEHOLD AS ALL MY RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE ENTIRE SDM CREW AS A STANDARD 'OLDER BROTHER' FIGURE ARE ESTABLISHED WITH NO EFFORT ON PART OF THE WRITER WHATSOEVER.' Shit, I can't roll with that.

Maybe if you made it a plot twist of some sort? I don't know, man. Writing is hard.
>>No. 19280
>>19278

>Was that reference to that story in the winter contest?

Not in the slightest! It was just an example I pulled out of my ass.

As for your example! I'm honestly okay with that, although I haven't read Myouren Academy myself. So long as it's explained properly in the story itself when Tenshi first showed up and wasn't just sprung on the readers out of left field, I don't see a problem with it.

Granted, you've got the bonus of that story being a High-School AU, which gives one a lot more leeway to play around with. Give me that same situation in regular universe Gensokyo, and I'd be a lot more leery.
>>No. 19286
>>19278
>an AU high school harem story
Unacceptable.
>>No. 19288
>>19272
What about if the story in question took place in the future? Would an OC-2hu relation still be strange then?
>>No. 19290
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>>19278
>>19286

>Myouren Academy
>Harem

LaughingMokoufags.jpg

I wonder if Waymaker will update that this month.
>>No. 19292
though it be too hard to have someone in the village know Marisa when she was growing up?
>>No. 19295
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19295
>What's your favourite genre in fiction and/or on THP?
Anything with some action or thriller/suspense to it. Maybe some realism to boot.

>What is most important to you in a story: plot? Characters? Setting?
I'd say plot. If I don't have unanswered but interesting questions to make me keep reading I'll usually stop.

>Where do you stand on quality vs quantity on the spectrum?
Quality is more important. If there's none of that, then there's no point in reading anything else, right?

>Is there something -- a plot point, a character, etc -- that you wish would show up more on this site?
Don't think I've read enough here to say I haven't seen enough of what I like yet.

>What boards are you most favourite? Least favourite? Why do you like or dislike these boards?
I like /sdm/ the most, but I can't pick out a least favorite. I really enjoy seeing Sakuya and the rest of the SDM gang doing...anything, really.

>Do you like crossover stories?
If they're written well, sure I do.

>How about OCs?
Same as above.

>What's your opinion on 2hus as MC or as antagonists?
I think these are the seeds for really good stories, actually.

>Lastly, what perspective (first-person, second-person, third-person) do you prefer, and why?
First and third person are better to me. Second person can work and has been made to work, though I'm more familiar with and have had better experiences writing/reading first and third person stories.
>>No. 19304
>>19292
No, that's not unbelievable. The smaller scope you make the human village, the easier it would be to believe.
>>No. 19305
>>19272
>Especially so when it's a close relationship like family.
The ending in TS made it all worth it.
>>No. 19316
>>19286
>Unacceptable
Why?
It's taking place in an alternate universe, is it not?
It's a high-school story, is it not?
Alex has 3+ girls in love with him (Mokou, Tenshi and Medicine are the first to come to mind for me), does he not?

An Alternate Universe High-school Harem.
Or maybe your criteria for Harem is more strict than 'just being in love'?
>>No. 19317
>>19316
I wouldn't use love, maybe except for Tenshi but Mokou and Medicine clearly like him. No idea with Shou is friends only or not.
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