I'm going back to school, my story is almost done, I've started exercising and lost 14 kilos in the past few months, I just ordered a new CPU for my PC, I've found a new hobby I greatly enjoy recently, I've finally fixed my sleep schedule, and a game I love and thought was long dead is being developed again.
Thus, I'm very happy. The only thing that would make me happier is if THP suddenly un-deaded itself. How are you guys doing?
>>21483 The fact that you're writing in the first place already puts you leagues above 95% of the writers in this site. Including me. Which reminds me, as soon as I get over my sickness, I must continue my own story.
The other day my number of votes peaked. It didn’t really occur to me until I had to count the votes, but when I realized it, a sense of overwhelming joy came over me.
This may seem like a small thing, but knowing that even just a handful of people care enough about my story to not just read, but vote. As a writer, I cannot think of anything more satisfying than knowing that there are people enjoying your work.
To every voter on this site, thank you. It’s people like you who inspire people like me to continue writing.
Anyone else get the feeling we are going to see a lot of Clownpiece doujins? I mean like....I can't even remember who else is in the new Touhou game. Her fanart is already more than those other nobodies combined.
>>21752 Not that I disagree about the new Best Fairy and her well-deserved place in the mountains of porn fine artistic works she is going to inspire, I must say this: >I can't even remember who else is in the new Touhou game. >nobodies
Come on. We've got the makings of a new bunny-girl comedy duo, a deliciously smug dream-eater, a lady whose power basically turns her into a walking death-flag, a hot-but-crazy vendetta-obsessed MILF fueled by concentrated RAGE, and her fashion-conscious best friend who clearly dresses the way she does in a sad (yet endearing) attempt to look and feel younger than she really is.
Sure, Clownpiece is pretty great, but so is the rest of the new cast, and if you honestly can't appreciate the bounty we've been blessed with, I truly pity you.
I accept your pity, friend. Would that I could understand Japanese language and culture so as to laugh alongside you; comrade. Alas, you speak of things my humble American sensibilities know not. Perhaps, it is too late for me. Perhaps, even darker still, it was always too late. Cursed to endure this mortal coil without silly bunny hi-jinx to calm my turbid soul.
So laugh, friend. Laugh until all the world laughs with you. Perhaps in your merriment, as the golden light of understanding radiates from your very being, you might spare a moment to send a silent prayer to those of us who must, inevitably, be cast into the shadows.
In other news, it seems I'm feeling somewhat poetic today. So yea, gunna hit up the wiki to read up on all these new bunnies.
>>21753 >and her fashion-conscious best friend who clearly dresses the way she does in a sad (yet endearing) attempt to look and feel younger than she really is. Anything to excuse how terrible she looks, huh?
>>21935 I've acknowledged that. I hoped that some people might have had the motivation to participate in both or that maybe some non-participants might jump on, but that was wishful thinking at best. Still, I'd like if a new contest or two stirred up at least a little bit more interest and activity.
After years of inactivity on the site and general apathy towards anything related to it, I'm writing a story and reading other stories again! It feels like I've traveled back to 2009 and that fills me with joy!
>>21972 I'm glad you're here, whoever you might be. My own time away from the site and community, several years ago now, was a stupid mistake. I don't have the time to write here anymore - all my creative energy these days has to go into original fiction if I want my career to get off the ground in my lifetime - but I've been reading some of the currently running stories and I've never been happier with the quality of what THP is producing.
Some people, probably readers, might still think I left the site completely in a frustrated huff, or that I bear some kind of grudge. But I don't. Not a week goes by when I'm not struck with a cyoa idea just begging to be written for you all. But I have promised myself I'm not writing on THP again untill I know for sure that I won't drop what I start.
I'm not going to put my trip on, but anyone who cares probably knows who I am.
I'm still loving the carnival, and I hope we can have at least a few of these writers continue with at least bi-weekly updates once November is over. So many good stories to read with such frequent updates fills me with joy!
>>22061 The Carnival is so positive and encouraging. Sadly I went on holiday pretty much the day it started so I haven't been able to participate myself, but the general atmosphere and - dare I mention - the reminder of what it used to be like in the wild old days of THP updates, has all made me want to start something with daily or twice-daily (or more!) updates in the near future.
>>22064 SMASH BROS! IN THE LATEST NINTENDO DIRECT YESTERDAY, YHEY CONFIRMED CLOUD FROM FINAL FANTASY AS DLC!
NOW WE HAVE MARIO, SONIC, MEGA MAN, PAC-MAN, RYU, AND CLOUD IN THE SAME GAME. IM NOT ONE TO USE "EPIC" SINCE IT BECAME OVERUSED BUT I CANT FIND A BETTER WORD TO DESCRIBE SUPER SMASH BROS. 4'S ROSTER. IM TOO HYPED
>>22342 Not sure how you get that. The Japanese text is basically saying that the known Human Village is in the foothills of the mountains, which is sort of a trivial fact when you consider that Gensokyo is a mountainous region.
An update for one in a very-near-completed state and an update for another in progress, not to mention nicely congealing drafts for a couple of one-shots. I'm half-way managing this juggling act through steady, gradual work, and it feels good.
>>22385 >>22400 >>22401 Okay, not as joyful news: I have both updates drafted, but my usual partner-in-crime is going to be absent until next week, so I don't have a trusted editor at the moment. That's okay, though. I can at least use this time to get ideas in order for the next updates. Oh, and those other projects. Those could use work too.
Pic related. This is what I spent months on setting up to write more consistently.
This isn't quite a joyful thing, but I felt the need to make a post here in case anybody around doesn't check /gensokyo/. If you participated in the Carnival of Quick Words last year in any sense, please fill out the survey: >>/gensokyo/14280
They serve as bosses in this game's Postgame. You fight all of them one at a time in different location as a requirement to unlock the 100 floor EX dungeon. I'm fighting four at a time here because starting from floor 30 and up, little shadow sprites appear on the map and immediately move to intercept you, starting a battle against these types touhou if they touch the player. I can probably win here though, my characters being several hundreds of levels higher than they were when I fought them one-by-one, but it's not really wise to use a lot of mana/mana recovery items so early in the dungeon.
Just throw that into google. It's fairly linear and follows most RPG maker mechanics, so only a basic understanding of japanese is required. I do admit to getting stuck a few times just because I had no idea what the fuck to do; however, I also enjoy the challenge that brings. I really enjoyed the 112 hours I spent with this game. Though, I haven't beat the final, final boss of the EX dungeon, simply becausegrinding to level 5000+, and spending time bringing each character in my party of 20+ through the Shrine of Awakening to unlock their EX form doesen't really appeal to me.
Check out the Let's Play videos on youtube if you do get stuck though, I know they certainly helped me a lot. Using text pulling/translating software or asking here are also options.
>>22640 I do appreciate the thought; I'm thankful for the voters I do have.
>>22641 It's hard for a lot of people to vote for when every vote has Real Implications™ and Permanent Character Death™. Still, it brings real joy when the voters manage to surprise me and exceed expectations.
At least the author handles the "Real Implications" well. Some authors just sling random bullshit at the readers and claim it's the future they choose because everyone should interpret everything the same way he/she does.
>>22651 Writers here are for some inexplicable reason afraid of putting breaks in their stories. I understand CYOAs have more or less been dominated by Stream of Consciousness-type narratives, but with an update schedule rather than an all-in-one release, having breaks may be something to consider.
Of course, unless it's just a way of checking how many readers are still following your stuff.
No matter what, you're still fucked, is what it says in that instance.
As for in general, I sometimes do that to a degree, just not with the bulk. With how I sometimes heavily edit pictures, I might at times finish drawing in the morning, or if the update needs multiple pictures, like Hourai's death scene.
It can also be a good way to let them stew on a cliffhanger moment.
>>22655 Forest Mix guy here. While I sometimes end a post without giving choices, I just do that because it's the "end of episode." It wouldn't make sense to give readers choices when it's all EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DICK WOLF.
Ehh, I used the New Story Feel™ to really bring in a lot of quick votes for Dark Tidings, but near the end things were petering out a bit. Otherwise, I had my ancient ally to back me up and ensure that I at least always got one vote. Usually I get at least two votes for Eastern Tale and Ghosts, but they aren't the easiest stories to vote for, so I didn't expect a satisfying number. Overall, I had at least 1 vote on all but one daily update, and the 4 votes to write rule lasted well until I needed to write the last 5 DT votes in one day. If I hadn't dragged my feet on DT, I'd have completed it a bit easier, but as things are, I'm satisfied with how things went.