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YOU

ME

A BOTTLE OF WINE NANOWRIMO

So Nanowrimo’s approaching in two weeks. Know what that means? Yeah, you guessed it. A bunch of broken promises. Starting November, I’m pushing all you writers out there to do thirty updates in November. No, I’m not telling you that you HAVE to do one a day because I know shit happens. Your internet died for a day? Write two updates the next day. No big deal.

If you decide to write thirty updates in one day, I’m going to find out where you live and personally drown you in a kiddie pool.

Anyway. Rules are simple. Thirty updates before November ends—and no, I’m not going to give a fuck about timezones. inb4 muh 12 hour extension. They can be shorts, updates for a current story, updates for a new story—all are fine. But if you’re going to do multiple stories, remember to link them here. It’s going to be hell for record-keeping if you don’t.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE.

“You mean there’s more to Nanowrimo than thirty days of suffering?”
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>> No. 15719
>>15717
>>15718
Local Man Fucks Up, Everything Ruined
>> No. 15722
Here's my (voters') request, a bit delayed as promised:

Aunn hears about the presence of other 'dogs' in Gensokyo and demands Reimu take her to meet them.
>> No. 15723
>>15722
Alright, I'll do it. I'll just have to think about how to go about your idea first, and I have a busy schedule these Christmas, so don't expect it too soon. But I will get it done.


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>>/blue/23156 brought up a pretty good idea, so let's give it a go and see how it works out.

This is the thread for all writers who want critique (despite the title, yes, real critique) hurled their way based off of their posted work. Put your name on, link your story, and wait for anon to roast. Easy peasy.

And since it'd be kind of silly to start off a thread without, y'know, contributing to its premise, I'll go ahead and offer my own work up for roasting. Sure, it's dead, but go ahead and roast away anyway: >>/youkai/28957
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>> No. 15712
>>15701

Let's start off with the romance elements. With both characters starting the story at maximum affinity for each other, where exactly do you intend to go from here? I hesitate to even call it a romance story since there's zero build-up, mystery, or chase associated with the whole affair. All-in-all, it's appropriate for a month long one-off, but leaves a lot to be desired as far as actual emotional expression and attachment goes.

As an example of what I'm referring to that you could improve on; you used "pout" and "blush" 14 and 18 times, respectively, throughout the course of a month. As things stand, youmu is more a physical manifestation of "cute" rather than a thinking, feeling character.

Moving forward, I'd recommend focusing more on expanding Youmu's intellectual side a bit. At the moment, it's kinda on the level of a several hundred year old dude dating a teenager, which is both awkward and creepy.

As far as the Slice of Life elements go, you definitely did a much better job. Always having a goal for us to pursue keep the story flowing at a good pace. The main thing here would be to better flesh out your supporting cast. Kogasa is doing pretty good, but everyone else reads like a cookie-cutter cut-out from the touhou wiki page. You're doing a good job with having them engaged in some sort of activity so they don't devolve into talking heads, but the missing piece here is motivation. I'd like to see a bit more exposition on why the characters exist in the current state we find them. Like...why was Tenshi bored enough to sit around people watching all day? Does she have a job? Friends? Some sort of purpose or goal she's pursuing? Why was Satori so busy she couldn't even offer some tea? World building is key in maintaining a good Slice of Life story.
>> No. 15713
>>15712
That's about what I expected. A little surprised at:
>Always having a goal for us to pursue keep the story flowing at a good pace
and:
>You're doing a good job with having them engaged in some sort of activity so they don't devolve into talking heads
since I didn't feel like I did enough there.

My only regret with the story is that I didn't get to go in depth with Youmu, because I was too focused on keeping things moving. Which in retrospect was counterproductive for a story focused on her.

Things to keep in mind as I move forward. I could make excuses like "I had planned for a full CYOA but cut it down for the month." and "If I had more time to write each update I could have done better." or maybe even "It was my first time writing something so far out of my comfort zone, so I was bound to make newbie mistakes." but they'd be just that, excuses.
>> No. 15720
I've always been kinda serious about trying to give anon the best stories I reasonably could, so I feel like it'd be counterproductive not to list my threads here.

>>/shrine/41094
>>/at/38360


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We've been without one of these for almost ten months. Time to revive the tradition!

What have you been reading lately? What do you recommend to your fellow THPers?
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>> No. 15673
>>15668
The only other thing I can think of to add is a few old Keymaster stories like Being Meiling or Tengu of Misfortune. (The latter one's the third in a 'trilogy' though, with copious spoilers for the previous stories) I can't promise they'd be to your liking, but short of some weird porn shorts and what the others already mentioned, it's all I've got.
>> No. 15674
>>15668
Shoot for the Moon in /eientei/ has Seiran interested in Yamame and Ringo. The yuri is more of a subplot than the main thrust of the story though, and I think the story might be on its deathbed at the moment.

As for that necromancer story, I assume you mean Animating Gensokyo in /th/. By the writefag's own admission, he stopped caring about the story a long time ago and only managed to get as far as he did because he stubbornly wanted the story to end and ended up pushing forwards towards an ending as fast as he could. The story is supposedly only one update from being over, but by the looks of things we are going to get a bad end if the writefag ever gets motivated enough to finish it.
>> No. 15675
>>15674
wouldn't mind a bad ending tbh i just want to see the conclusion


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As some of you might have noticed, the site has a new front page and the default style has been changed from photon to chernobyl on boards. This is to make the site more accessible to newcomers but you'll be able to change the style to something else, as always, from the drop down menu at the top of every page.

There's a few changes that I plan on making to the site, including adding better support for small screens such as those on tablets and phones. The front page already scales nicely but rehauling the dusty old board code is an undertaking that will probably take me a while. I'm prioritizing something else at the moment, which I think everyone will be happy about. Nothing as visually dramatic, before you complain, and I promise it'll be good.

I plan on tweaking the front page some more in the coming days, fixing a few spacing issues and padding. But if there's anything else that you want to suggest that needs improvement or tweaking, I guess this is the thread for you. I'll promise to listen and tell you why or why not I can or cannot do something.

I'm also using the trip I use for writing as opposed to the admin identity because honestly it's less of a hassle not having to log in every time to post.
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15679
>>15678
I added like 30 or so threads to test. they updated just fine and I didn't notice any issues navigating between pages. Need more info.
>> No. 15680
>>15679

I'm also using 4 tabs for THP, Chrome and Windows 7.
>> No. 15681
>>15680
Tested with chromium here as well, no problem. Doubt it's an OS issue. As I'll be doing other adjustments to the thread watcher sometime soonish, I'll try to think of something.


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In the interests of keeping the recs thread clean and limited to recommendations, let's bring all other discussion of stories here. Want to have a protracted argument about why writer x is a faget who should die in a freak kitchen accident? Fire your shots here. Want to complain about story y not having enough (or too much, if you're a sissy) grimdark tentacle death blood rape? By all means, make your voice heard here. Just keep it germane to THP stories and we're all good.
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15650
I hate Megabucks because I'm a bit of a moralfag, but "Make a fist" turned into one of my favorite stories. I blame Yuugi and Koishi.

Rural Discord (not the actual name, nor a chat app) is surprisingly entertaining for such a boring concept Youkai Moe helps, again.

Hakuro (formerly "unnamed thread by HELP") is my actual favorite story on this site at the moment. I really like gods as MCs (if my first paragraph didn't clue you in) I can't wait to see it continue.

Awoo maid (a.k.a. From the Scarlet Moon Flows the Spring) is really good but our choices kind of hurt its momentum. There's an interesting debate here of player agency vs narrative focus but I'll leave that to people who can write a paragraph without typos.

Anyway, the premise is relatively new, the characters are very likable and the mystery is interesting. Very recommended.



Wait, I just realized this is not the recommendation thread. Oh well.
>> No. 15651
>>15650
Dude, mad props to you for giving a shit about the stories out there. Who cares if this isn't the recommendation thread man - it's always cool to get some discussion around here because god knows we need more of that on THP.

And on that note, I push all you other anons to talk about the latest story that you're reading (or have read). I'll start first with a story not yet mentioned here: A Lively Graveyard.

It's a story about a nonchalant zombie trying to get a party funeral set up and then hijinks ensue. I know it's an awful summary but bear with me here because it's a fun read and other people should go check it out. I like the protagonist in particular because their indifference to their own death makes for an interesting perspective. Before I go full middle-school book review on you guys, I'll leave it on that note and ask you, if you already haven't started reading it by now, to go read it.
>> No. 15652
The ones I'm really watching at this point are From the Scarlet Moon Flows the Spring and Rural Concord in Small Sense. The former is probably helped by having a (relatively) newer 2hu to inject some new blood (rimshot goes here) in an otherwise blase and overrepresented setting. The latter is a perspective that isn't very well represented in much of anything, and I always delight in getting a low-level view of Gensokyo.

Hakurou is decent too, but I consider it separate from the others on account of not being strictly original to this... competition? Event? Whatever you want to call it.

Honourable mention to The Train Home. I wasn't wild about the opening, but the setup is enough of a hook. Sadly, the pacing leaves some to be desired despite the short updates. I suppose I can't ask for much, though, as this whole NaNoWriMo thing comes across as rather improvisational on the whole.

Still, I'm surprised at the level of the stories we've got this time around. They're reasonably consistent and entertaining stories for the most part.

>>15651
Something about that story makes me suspicious. Like, I can't shake the feeling that it's a stealth crossover with something I'm not familiar with and the writer is laughing his ass off at those of us who are ignorant. Maybe that's not actually the case, but...

>>15650
>boring concept
boy fite me


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Hey y'all, Moral here with yet another waste of time thread in /gensokyo/. I've been working on a (rather hastily done) script to add a couple basic features to THP. Right now, it's only a proof of concept and I will not be releasing it at this time because... frankly, it's embarrassing to release such a piece of shit. However, I do plan on working on it at my own leisure, and it will be completed before I die of old age. I promise.

Some features already implemented:
1) Cute waifu watching you read your shitty fanfics.
2) (Poorly designed) Navigation bar that follows you around like a stalker. Can be minimized.
3) Quick reply box (currently unable to drag and move)
4) Reply boxes are all the same width so it looks more uniform. Also stops your fat waifu from blocking text.

Features to be added:
1) Real menus that can change waifus and their transparency instead of junk
2) Adding in a quick reply link to every post (might take some time to figure this out in the future)
3) Customize your CSS only using this script.
3a) UI to facilitate CSS customization

Current known bugs:
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>> No. 15120
Put it up on a Github repo so we can test and contribute ha ha disregard that I suck cocks Molar
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Whoa, surprise, this thing ain't dead.

I've been meaning to get around to this sooner, but you know me: slow as fuck.

Changes:
1) Navigation bar overhaul. It inherits properties from its current CSS style instead of being monochromatic and ugly. It can also be optionally fixed, meaning you don't have to scroll back to the top of the page to access all that.
2) Updated quick reply to include the update checkbox. I'm in the process of testing it out as we speak, so forgive me if I post this as an update on the frontpage. Preview currently is useless, sadly.
3) Toggles. You can toggle hiding/showing your waifu. Same with the quick reply. Basically, it's just a QoL change.

Other stuff to be added soon.
>> No. 15594
>>15593
Some additional comments:
Update does indeed work, and god damn it just as I posted about all the previous bugs being worked out, the .webm bug decided to show up again.
>(Unable to reproduce) Once, a .webm file displayed its garbage information after it was uploaded.
But yeah, aside from that, the script's nearing release.


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Yyyyep. Seems I'll be your host again this year. If anyone has wondered where other contests and the prizes of the contests past are, well... it's been a bit of a rough year on my health.

Potentially concerning matters aside, it's that time again! It's time to dance and write and laugh and maybe read, too!

The entry period shall be 2 weeks in length, running from 8/13/18 to 8/27/18. Voting shall likewise run for two weeks, running from 8/27/18 to 9/10/18.

As per usual, the subject matter is up to you. The categories will be as followed: General, Newbie and Lewd.

I exclude lewd newbies on the grounds of lewds being strapped for participants as it stands. Winning a contest of one isn't exactly winning at all.

I'll offer crappy art prizes IOUs for the three winners, but I have other prizes I still need to dole out first and foremost, not to mention that I need to get back in the drawing mood. I just got over another illness or something and now my eyes have been strained for going on a week, which kinda really sucks in general. I think I've had almost 3 months of feeling like crap thus far this year. And it was only in 3 chunks. Kiiiinda sucks.
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>> No. 15545
>>15544
> literary masterpiece of our generation

I'm sorry officer Kotohime, but I think you may have the wrong author. I'm afraid Keymaster hasn't been seen around these parts in years.

> Kosuzu

I... can't be overly specific without spoilers, but one should not wish to read this story for Kosuzu. Just as, say, one should not wish to read Tenshi is in This Story for Tenshi.

It is about her, though, and there is a great deal of Marisa, if you happen to be that way inclined. Though strictly speaking not all of Marisa makes an appearance. Make of that what you will.

I'm reliably informed that objectively awful cookie-cutter umbrella stories are in greater demand, though, so I may attempt to bake some more of those first, if my muse gives me any choice in the matter. Which, of late, it has not.

> Shadowrun

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>> No. 15566
>>15545

I feel like the Unbrella Advocates are just a very vocal minority. What the educated masses really want is a waifu wars story.

We should do a strawpoll on what type of story people around here would be interested in reading/voting in.
>> No. 15567
>>15566
> poll

I already did that, and what my readers wanted was MOAR UMBRELLA YOU LAZY FAGET, with Shanghaijinx if that wasn't available.

There were two waifu wars options. I even put "waifu wars" in the titles.

Then again, anyone who reads my writing has shit taste by definition. And lots of patience OH GODS WHY AM I SO SLOW AAAAAAAAAAAAA-


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Disclaimer: This is my personal guide on how to write and any tactics that I employ may not work for you and if you think I’m some authority on writing magical girl literature, you’re a fucking loonie. Also, any advice I give is worth jack shit because I don’t follow my own advice over half the time.
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>> No. 15445
>>15443
If you know me from *this* name you're probably one of only a handful of people - and so I can guess pretty easily who you might be.

That said, definitely planning out something. Not sure how amazing it'll be, but I'm using a process that should hopefully bring better results than just vomiting from head to paper, so I'll see how it goes.
>> No. 15446
>>15445
Proooobably not who I thought then, 'cause I'm nobody of note.

Looking forward to whatever you write, regardless.
>> No. 15447
Well, here goes nothing. It's up.


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15375 No. 15375 hide watch quickreply
anyone play IOS touhou games
>> No. 15376
Those exist? I assume they're fangames.
>> No. 15387
>mobileshit
>supporting Chinese knock-offs

pls go and stay go
>> No. 15515
Gotta use a real man's mobile operating system, Android.


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15357 No. 15357 hide watch quickreply
I just leave it here: http://doujinmusic.ru

This is a lossless (FLAC) doujin music library that you can listen on the fly with a browser or mobile device (Android, iOS).

The library is constantly updated, and you can add your own collections.
And of course the hunt for priority.

You can get into the library by receiving an invite in the telegram-channel @touhouchan
It's free.

We are glad to everyone who is interested.

Demo account:

touhou
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>> No. 15358
Sounds fun, I'm on!
>> No. 15359
>>15358
Thanks!
>> No. 15360
I really wish you didn't leave the subject field blank.


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