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6052 No. 6052 Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Since there seems to have been an influx of newcomers lately, and their actions and behaviour has started to grate on the regular visitors of this site, once again Anon has risen in /blue/.

So, in order to help inform the newcomers of present and future, this thread will be a place for general board etiquette and other miscellaneous information to help the population as a whole. I apologize if there's any seemingly 'important' information I leave out at first, since I'm typing this off the top of my head.

Important Information

1) Emoticons are discouraged. Be they :(, or >.>, or ^_^, or even the dreaded xD, they are not required, and you will only be scorned and mocked for using them. You are able to post without them (I should hope), so if you absolutely must convey your emotional state, do so with words.

2) This is an imageboard for voting on, discussing and chatting about Touhou and Touhou fanfiction. *Actions* are not required, and are looked down upon. The only implied actions occurring in imageboard posts should be limited solely to story narrative and other creative writing ventures. Like emoticons, you will be mocked.

3) Posts made in the story boards, and in story threads, should try to stay on topic. Discussion related to events of the story are fine, and chatter about various other facets of related material to the story is acceptable as per author's judgment. Prolonged shitstorms over things not related to the story at all are naturally not acceptable, and will result in post deletions at best, and temp bans at worst. No one wants to see posts between two or more anons bitching at each other over nothing.

3a) Sometimes, arguments over various actions within the story context can spark up due to conflicts in personal interests and how votes made to cater to a particular taste might oppose others. While they can be unavoidable, it's preferred to keep them at a minimum. Everyone has their own tastes, and surely they can clash at times when opposing groups have two differing views on what should happen, and these prolonged arguments can derail threads, and even cause the writers to lo
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12367 No. 12367 Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Ever had a great idea for a story that you weren't going to use yourself? In this thread you can share it with the world and see if anyone else thinks it's interesting. They can then write it or, at the very least, see if there's any interest for the concept/particular execution. In short, this exchange can help inspire others as well help see if there's demand for any particular kind of story.
See >>10975 and >>11677 for previous ideas that were shared.
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>> No. 14847
Yeah, this is a good point. But I still want to see people picking who is, uh, 'invited to come unto their maker'

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14903 No. 14903 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Yeah, I know. Odd name, right? Well, this contest is focused on picking any two games or written works' cast and slapping them together in some way. The only limit is that it has to be the first game they were in. So no picking SA or PoFV and getting a ton of characters. If you want Reimu, you need to be more highly responsive to prayers, if you get my drift.

The deadline will be July 1st at 00:01 site time. If you need more time, say so before the deadline.

As with the previous contest, there will be prizes. First place on a given category will earn you what amounts to crappy commission art. However, I do intend to give it my all, so long as the request is within reason. Ties will both earn a prize. In the event you don't request one, I'll draw something based on the story itself.

On that note, one prize remains unclaimed in the previous contest.

Categories are: SFW and NSFW. The flavor of the day is Best Pairing.
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>> No. 15026

I'm about at 20% done or so, but I have to stop for now. Power might go out, and I reeeeally don't want to worry over that. Concept's been ironed out, and it's more or less ready for the final draft, ignoring that she's currently lacking hair and a face.

But hey, at least the monitor and second pose draft are finished!
>> No. 15027
I was responsible for Halfhearted Visitation and FailFag: Fap Fuel Fuckup Fest 5000. If I'm right in assuming I won the "Crack Pairing" category (which I wasn't even aiming for) by default, I humbly request Doyou snoozing in a hammock, because goddamn you Sights my face still hurts from the stupid grin you plastered on it for the entire week it took to read your fatass entry. More Mokou when?
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Have a Sexyreko. Or, at least, the best I could do. Hope you don't vomit at least!


Next. You.

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13709 No. 13709 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
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. 15016
Any Metal Gear stories? I'd like to write Snake in Gensokyo, and I'm wondering if someone did that already.
>> No. 15017

We've really only had the memes from Metal Gear make an appearance.
>> No. 15018
There was gunman in gensokyo. Which is sort of metal gear sort of not.

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14857 No. 14857 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>>/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. 15013
Thanks for taking the time to post some good criticism. All three of you brought up valid points and I'll keep your posts in mind. That being said.

>As it stands, the story starts out as a bad joke, and since first impressions are everything I'm going to treat this story as a bad joke.
Coming from the author, I honestly side on him with this. Of course, I didn't do it anyway because I love being a hypocrite :^) but a shitty first impression is something that no reader should ignore.

>If the writefag wanted us to take his story seriously, maybe he should have started his story seriously.
u rite

Cheers y'all and happy America Day.
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Happy America Day? Without a Clownpiece one-shot? No my friend, this time, my America Day will be cold, dark, and devoid of all spirit and meaning.

As I sit here counting the seconds until the morrow and listening to fireworks in the distance, my only thoughts will be for all the lovable clown fiction that could have been.
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You do know what happens to people who post CP around here, right?

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14954 No. 14954 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
When is the Story List going to be updated again?
It was last updated back last September.
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>> No. 14957
/blue/ is our off-topic board, where you can post whatever.

The story list is rarely updated because it has to be done manually by an admin. People don't mind much because it's there for archival purposes rather than for up-to-date following of stories.

I suggest additional lurking. You seem to have come in like a wrecking ball, not pausing to absorb board culture as is the etiquette before posting your own story and making a whole bunch of posts and threads. I don't really care that much myself, but people tend to get upset over this.

Cheers m8.
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(names are usually reserved for writers)
>> No. 14993
I'm still hoping that our Patreon gets enough funds saved up to hire a magic coder man to write us an automatic Story List. (Or at least, one that allows user submission/edits that can be easily moderated.)

Tbh I no longer care about this board's culture. We're so small and diluted at this point that there's very little of it left to "preserve". I just like seeing this place get attention in any capacity whatsoever.

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13959 No. 13959 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
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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>> No. 14940

>A notification on the menu bar if a watched thread on one of the boards has been updated would be amazing, but that's an unrealistic 'stretch goal'.

That just sounds wonderful in general. Heck, even just changing the color of a board's name to show that it's the case would be wonderful.
>> No. 14941
Thanks for the feedback. I'm just replying to highlights where I can add clarity. In general, assume that I'm taking into consideration everything anyone posts in this thread.

>The thread titles/names are tiny
I generally agree. But this is something that may or may not change depending on how it looks on smaller resolutions (say, on slightly older phones).

>Most of the links are too small to tap properly.
Is this the case for links within the threads themselves (ie: links to other threads or external such as the pastebin link a few posts above)? That's more important to get right. I'm not concerned with the board list because that's just there temporarily.

>watched threads box.
You can resize and drag the WT box. Try that. It's otherwise not something I'll be taking into account right now and I've hidden away the button for it in the mobile css to begin with while I work out how board/css selection will work.

>The list of boards or the menu icon should float on the page as you scroll down.
This is the solution I had in mind and am looking to implement. It's not a guarantee and I may just go with static dropdown menus at the top and bottom. There's factors such as rendering times and page complexity to take into account. Too many bells and whistles and pages take too long to load and may not work properly on less modern devices. How the page is served was something designed over a decade ago and right now I'm working around limitations in a somewhat ugly way. I'm not prepared to do a partial or full rewrite right now because, when I do, I might as well change most of the backend stuff on the site.

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>small links
It's mostly the [Reply] link at the top of each thread, but it's pretty easy to fatfinger the image/image expand as well. Also, the link in "message too long, click [here]" is smaller than the rest of the text in that sentence. On the rare occasion that someone does two 'above posts' links one after the other, it can be difficult to tap the right one. The same applies to posts with multiple 'replies' links, but that is less important.

>resize WT box
I can resize it on my desktop, but not on my phone. I'm not in the habit of using it anyway; I just figured I should test everthing on the site.

>stuff that can't be done
I understand. There's only so much that you can do with CSS, and legacy systems are suffering.

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14736 No. 14736 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
What is the focus, I'm sure you're wondering. Why, the pint-sized, puntable pests, of course! No, not Shinmyoumaru, you monster. Fae!

Cirno, Daiyousei, the fairies of light, Lily, generic fairies, PC-98s, you name it. If it's a fairy, then that's where the focus of this contest lies! Ohh, right. And Clownpiece.

Terrible character designs aside, the focus of this contest is what you make of it. However, the special category will be Shitpost, in honor of THP's birthday, so make of that what you will. As always, the special category is entirely optional. If you want to write a serious short with serious tones, just do it. Seriously, it still counts, assuming fae are involved as an important component.

The contest will run from right now up to the 30th at 00:01 After that, voting begins, lasting up until the 24th at 00:01. Why the 24th? Why, that gives an exact week break between voting and the next contest starting.

This time, I'm going to have a prize for every category! A shitty prize of shitty art! More on that when I link the threads. I have a literal minute left to write this.
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>> No. 14933

Wait what that was me you were talking about? Fuck me sideways with a rake and call me Genji, I really am slow.


Keine headbutting Sekibanki's head off. Because that is a thing that needs to be drawn.

Or if that's too complicated then pretty much anything involving Sekibanki. Maybe it'll guilt-trip me into actually writing about her.
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I made Keine DBZish, as it was easier to visualize. Hope you don't mind.
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For the writer of our shortest winning entry, I give a generic Twitteriffic Dai. With extra dai.

And extra dai on the extra dai.

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14706 No. 14706 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Hey there! THP’s birthday is in a couple of days and there's plenty of cause to celebrate it. It's a good excuse to look back some and an even better one to look ahead a bit. Forgive me for being a little circumspect but I hope you’ll take the time to read this post and properly give me feedback since it’s essential to the future of the site and worth being just a little bit verbose about it.

First, with people joining and leaving our community all the time, I can’t assume that everyone is familiar with the administrative history of the site. I feel it’s worth going into a few details about how the site works and how we’ve gotten by this far. A few of the following paragraphs should help you understand the basics. That said, feel free to skip ahead to the red sentence in this post if you know all this already.

A little over nine years ago, the first real choose-your-own-adventure story featuring touhous suddenly appeared on 4chan. A few weeks later, for a variety of reasons, it found a new home on a little-used imageboard with the domain touhouproject.com. From there, others where inspired to create their own stories and soon every board on the site had at least one active story on it. This went on for some time until the person who ran the site could not be bothered to host it anymore. And the site died.

The THP community had grown quite a bit by then, and there was a lot of discussion as to what would happen next. It became clear that the only way that these stories would be able to continue was if someone else hosted the site elsewhere. This was because the owner of the old site was not interested in selling or giving away the touhouproject.com domain. As a result we had to settle for the touhou-project.com domain which, we reckoned, was close enough. In the meanwhile, quite some time passed with the original site looking completely dead despite having an active IRC community. All in all, it was a painful transition that saw the loss of many users but it was also one that for the first time allowed people from the touhou community to be in control of the site’s fate.

I was involved with the site’s revival from th
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>> No. 14767
Welp, that's enough to fund the server twice over. Good job.
>> No. 14768
Thanks for the explanation wall. This helps my to-read list a lot. I still have to read Flight of the Lost Soul, Tenshi is in This Story, Superstitious and Cowardly Lot, Fairy on Scarlet Lake, Animating Gensokyo and An Excuse for an Excuse for Aya with the prequels. So yeah I have lotsa stuff to read. I've already read (or I'm reading) the other ones and I agree, Keymaster's stories are all amazing, along with many others like SDM:LA, Pathcy Quest, Scorn's story in /forest/ etc.

Ah well ok. I'll go with Patreon then. Paypal is really full of bullshit for this though.
>> No. 14866
> I was there when people cried when Bunny shot bunny and when guy shot maid.

>The first is most likely Favors Owed, but I don't remember the author of that nor what the second one is.

As the author of both, yeah, that first one is definitely Favors Owed. The other one is Compensation Adequate. It was... my first real attempt at a story. Couple great moments in a literal sea of shit!

On a more thread-related note: I'm glad to have the opportunity to give back to the site that's given me so much, now that I have the means to do so.

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14777 No. 14777 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

Reimu, Marisa, Aya, and Cirno as playable characters?

In other news, Cirno also got a tan. Summer needs an ice fairy as well.
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>> No. 14836
> 春符「サプライズスプリング」

ZUN pls.
>> No. 14837

Maybe even Wizard Yuuka!
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So the demo was pretty enjoyable. Felt pretty standard, with all the different types of bullets and patterns that ZUN is so fond of thrown at you right away. No real exotic gimmick, just an appropriate amount of difficulty. Which is fine by me.

Also - She's pretty cute. The way her sprite moves is adorable.

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