-  [Settings] [Home
I think Keine has the best hat. It's still darn silly though.
[Show or hide post box]

Name
Email
Subject  (New Thread)
Message
Captcha
File
Password (for post and file deletion)
  • First time posting? See our frontpage for site rules and FAQ
  • Further overview of board culture in this thread.
  • Supported file types are: GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBM, WEBP
  • Maximum file size allowed is 4096 KB.
  • Images greater than 200x200 pixels will be thumbnailed.
  • View catalog

Thread 15833 hidden. Un-Hide Thread
File 157128396382.png - (389.29KB, 850x775, by wai-tei.png) [iqdb]
15833No. 15833hidewatchexpandquickreply
>>15829
>This is a travesty. The Cabal has been talking away here, and it’s become obvious that we will decidedly not be having a NaNoWriMo this year. Why? Because reasons.

FUCK YOU. DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO.

Yeah, that’s right, fuckheads, we are having a Nana Write More, and it’s gonna be fucking incredible.

“Whoa,” you say. “I thought we weren’t going to have it?”

Are you deaf? Because you heard fucking wrong. Who the hell said that? The ‘Cabal’? I AM THE CABAL YOU PEASANTS. BOW TO ME AND please participate in Nanowrimo please please please I don’t want to be the only one participating.

“Wait. Moral, you can barely fucking update anything!”

To that, invisible talking voice, I reply: That’s what they say every year, but I’ve completed Nanowrimo twice now. I don’t know if I can make it a third time, but god damn it, I’ll try.
________________________________________
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
63 posts and 11 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>>No. 15941
>>15940
>No excuses to those who didn't follow up.
Fuck off, I had a perfectly fine excuse.

I couldn't actually come up with anything to fulfill the request I claimed orz
>>No. 15942
>>15941
That's still no excuse. Why would you claim a request if you had no ideas on how to fulfill it in the first place?
>>No. 15943
Some personal stuff happened in my life two thirds into the month and as such, this project fell by the wayside. Still, I managed to write 20k at least, and while that wasn't the goal, I am happy with it. Nanowrimo was a good motivator.

The next step for me is to edit and polish these 20k words a bit more, now that I don't have a deadline, and then post them.

Congrats to all who hit their goals!


Thread 15829 hidden. Un-Hide Thread
File 157125666070.jpg - (372.18KB, 750x600, dont make me do it.jpg) [iqdb]
15829No. 15829hidewatchexpandquickreply
This is a travesty. The Cabal has been talking away here, and it’s become obvious that we will decidedly not be having a NaNoWriMo this year. Why? Because reasons.

Is this really how we want things to end up? I, for one, do not relish the idea of inertia killing off contests, one of my favourite THP institutions.

However, before I descend into ranting and get a couple of particular individuals on my case, I will admit that “timing” and “circumstances” can and do make things hard on people. Asking you guys to jump onto a full-fledged contest when things are in this state is only asking for disappointment, too. So, what do we do? Well, that’s why I’m dropping this notice a half-month in advance.

What are you on about?

Look, we haven’t had any contests this year, and it looks likely at this rate that we won’t if nobody steps up and organises one. Since it doesn’t look like anyone’s going to do that, I’ve had to jump off of my lazy ass to make it happen.

That’s why I, a shitass anon and failed writer, am bringing you…

A.T.O.M.

What.
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
39 posts and 5 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>>No. 15922
That's an embarrassing lapse to fall asleep within the final stretch. So, this will be day twenty-seven's bump.
>>No. 15923
You won't get me this time, Doremy! I have to tell THP that there are now less than two days left!

So, yeah, there's day twenty-eight's bump finally.
>>No. 15925
File 157512604532.png - (2.87MB, 1800x2100, buh bye.png) [iqdb]
15925
When I posted the OP, I was pretty convinced that there wouldn't be anything happening. I had doubts anyone would even notice this thing for more than a second.

So, did we win? I don't really know. Things were reasonably active, mostly on account of the actual NaNoWriMo happening, but that tells me nothing. Would any of that have happened if NaNoWriMo hadn't gone on as usual? I have some doubts. Still, activity is activity, and activity in and of itself is good. Let's just call it a job well done.

For my part, I'd like to apologise twice: once for constantly forgetting to bump the thread, and once more for getting involved in NaNoWriMo and falling through. I know no one particularly cares, but it's personally disappointing to me. Commitments are seriously hard to live up to.

On another note, I'd like to think that this little stunt has had a hand in bringing folks onto the Discord. Before this started, there were something like sixty or seventy of us total, and now we're over a hundred. Some of you went to lurking immediately, and that's to be expected, I guess. For those of you who continue to be active, pat yourselves on the back. You may not see it this way, but you're doing your part to keep a community as vibrant as possible. It'd still be better if folks wrote, voted, and generally did more on the site, though.

Anyway, thanks for tolerating my cheap little joke. There may be a repeat, or there could just as well not. I'd be glad if someone were to take over for me, but I'm of no illusion of that happening. I guess we'll just have to see next year.

Maybe?

P.S. Okuu is doing fine.

P.P.S. Fortune Teller did nothing wrong.
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.


Thread 15055 hidden. Un-Hide Thread
File 150235416839.png - (514.65KB, 700x800, Forbidden Shitpostery.png) [iqdb]
15055No. 15055hidewatchexpandquickreply
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.
33 posts and 13 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>>No. 15895
An Addendum to Motivation
_______________________________________

This isn't a lot of content, but I feel like I should add to this segment where I stated: "Now, this might sound a little weird to say in the motivation section of all places, but with proper routine and regimen, you don’t even need motivation to keep writing."

Oh past me, you are right, but you are also so very wrong. To get words onto paper, I believe that you need both motivation and discipline. Discipline is the greatest supplement to motivation, or something like that. Without motivation, all you'll get are forced, empty words. And without discipline... well, you'll get me. So if you have the motivation, don't be lazy and especially don't be me. Be disciplined.
>>No. 15896
stop necroing threads fag
>>No. 15898
>>15895
>tfw you have neither but still want to write


Thread 13108 hidden. Un-Hide Thread
File 139746212644.jpg - (451.49KB, 1014x1202, shes probably writing 'ur a faget'.jpg) [iqdb]
13108No. 13108hidewatchexpandquickreply
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.
180 posts and 25 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>>No. 15793
Cu-chan come back ;..;
>>No. 15819
Huh. Guess a ghost excavated this thread.

>>15791
Sometimes I wish I'd actually paid more attention to stuff outside of /at/ back then.


Also, neither here nor there, but it's a goddamn shame most of the stuff from that NaNoWriMo is dead or stalled now. I know that's not a new turn of events, but there were a few things actually worth reading there.

Keeping my fingers crossed for another one this year.
>>No. 15879
Lookit all the new stories for the nanarama. Hard to believe there's actually this many writers still left.

I'm also surprised that it isn't dominated by a damn umbrella or Marisa or any of the others y'all love to bandwagon on.

I wonder if the Hatate one is going to be this year's edition of the one Bread was doing last time.

P.S. So much for entering this year, eh, Bread?


Thread 15755 hidden. Un-Hide Thread
File 155497781635.gif - (5.76KB, 125x122, 9_IS_THE_STRONGEST.gif) [iqdb]
15755No. 15755hidewatchexpandquickreply
I was pretty annoyed by the fact that Cthulhu's THP downloader wasn't available anymore, so I made another one. Thought some of you would like it.

This one won't go down until Github gives up the ghost, since it's not hosted on my own site.

Instructions: download the .exe to some convenient location, the run it.

Get it from here: https://github.com/Anonark/THP2Epub/releases

Virustotal: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/904fdc963c97bc606328640b9a61a48ed935bb1f848f9bf185fe11acfe884535/detection

Thanks to the kind people over at IRC.

(The image isn't NSFW, it's just a random file.)
5 posts and 1 image omitted. Click Reply to view.
>>No. 15825
Don't think that double click thing works. No thread number pops up after.
>>No. 15826
Nevermind, you can still use the thing but you have to copy paste the thread number. Just glad it works.
>>No. 15827
File 157000593924.jpg - (142.01KB, 695x827, 140718401946.jpg) [iqdb]
15827
welcome


Thread 15589 hidden. Un-Hide Thread
File 153990219382.jpg - (214.24KB, 850x1202, gang signs.jpg) [iqdb]
15589No. 15589hidewatchexpandquickreply
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?”
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
85 posts and 24 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>>No. 15821
>>15820
Sure. >>15722 is progressing, but slower than I'd hoped. I still intend to write it, and I figured there was no harm in doing it slowly if it wasn't going to get done at all.

If someone else wants to grab it from me, though, feel free. I imagine it's still a month or two away... and it's me, so if a real writer took it it would probably end up being a better story.
>>No. 15822
>>15685
hmm yes, yes, I could do this.

perhaps something to write while I am secluded from the world.
>>No. 15823
>>15822
Please, feel free. If we end up with 2 on accident, that won't be a bad thing.


Thread 15778 hidden. Un-Hide Thread
File 155684628572.jpg - (85.13KB, 700x955, mobile computing.jpg) [iqdb]
15778No. 15778hidewatchexpandquickreply
Continuation of >>13959

In short, use this thread to report any issues with the site, provide general feedback or suggestions.

Since the last thread there have been a lot of changes made to THP including new features (eg in the settings menu) and to the story list among other things. I'm too lazy to provide patch notes for every update but things change regularly. Feel free to ask questions related to that as well if you have any.
15 posts omitted. Click Reply to view.
>>No. 15815
The main thing I could see it being used for is in stories (spooky invisi-text), though admittedly that is a fairly niche usage.
>>No. 15816
>>15815
Sounds like it's just a tedious way of making readers have to CTRL+A every update.
>>No. 15817
To play devil's advocate, not that I want this OR don't want this, it could easily be used in more meta-focused narratives for clues, a different experience, or what have you. Stylistically separate from spoilers of course.

I could see novel uses, but also irritating, crappy uses.


Thread 14857 hidden. Un-Hide Thread
File 149497069519.webm - (1.38MB, 510x510, firefire.webm) [iqdb]
14857No. 14857hidewatchexpandquickreply
>>/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
71 posts and 6 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>>No. 15807
>>15806
>I'll get right to it!
I'm saying if you have an issue in any thread you should feel free to voice it, apropos of nothing.
>Have you actually read this thread?
No : )
>>some bullshit about being a strong independent writer who don't need no critique but relishes it all the same
>Why the fuck are you even posting in this thread if you don't want to participate? You just sound like a tool by going out of your way to make excuses.
>>15795
>No one else willing to step up?
>?
A question. Though I too wasn't sure on what to, so I replied to this post instead
>>15798
With an answer, as to why I hadn't participated. Does that answer your question of
>Why the fuck are you even posting in this thread if you don't want to participate?
? Or will you continue to be angry.
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>No. 15808
>>15807
>No
Ah, my bad for assuming that a reply made to a thread would be by someone who actually knew what its subject was about.

As for the other stuff, you're straight out misunderstanding what feedback is. Nearly every area of human activity (jobs, education, art) has feedback from peers as a normal part of the process. It has nothing to do with confidence. To close oneself off to opportunities to hear perspectives and alternatives they might have not otherwise contemplated is just stupid. Asking for critique isn't the same as admitting that you're doing a poor job nor is it born out of feelings of inferiority. In fact, being confident about yourself helps as having a third party point out things makes you hone arguments as to why you do the things you do and what it truly is you intend to achieve.

I may have been calling you out on being a tool when I thought that you knew what this process was about and what we were trying to accomplish. Now I just pity you: you're not confident, you're arrogant. If you ever do fuck up when writing, you'll have no one to blame but yourself even when it may have been otherwise avoided.
>>No. 15809
File 155831004520.png - (726.91KB, 1023x724, 1520694842107.png) [iqdb]
15809
>>15808
>you're not confident, you're arrogant
You can be both. I am both.

Pity all you like. I don't mind. Anyway if you want to read and comment on stories I'd say you should check out my stories in this order
>>/shorts/2197
>>/shrine/41060
>>/underground/16139
>>/others/65260
And purely because that goes from shortest to longest. Teruyo did remind me that people on this site rarely say anything in the first place. I've already gotten unsolicited criticism on 3/4 of those and again, to be clear, I was not "tolerant" of that, I loved that. If you or anyone else lurking hate or love any of these stories you can tell me here or in any of those threads.


Thread 15757 hidden. Un-Hide Thread
File 155538019947.png - (122.17KB, 437x345, whoisthismysteriousgirl.png) [iqdb]
15757No. 15757hidewatchexpandquickreply
Hello THP, it has been a while, hasn't it? I'm not dead, by the way. Though I haven't exactly been writing things for THP in many, many years. But at the same time, RiG still floats into my mind from time to time, mostly as a reminder of perhaps my greatest failure. Failure in the sense that it is probably my single most successful thing I've ever written, and I never finished it.

And that greatly bothers me. Yet at the same time, I am unsure if I could ever really give RiG a very satisfying conclusion, given it was my first real CYOA and the plot was basically built up as I did it. While I still have the general outline of what I wanted to do in mind, it does beg the question if it'll be a very enjoyable ending by this point, and further, what really makes a good ending to a CYOA?

A part of me has also toyed with the idea of starting RiG from scratch with a far more concrete idea in mind, and less of my constant readjusting/adding/removing 'content' and 'features' at a whim. Yet at the same time, I am fully aware this may not really accomplish much by starting Reina's journey over from scratch. Particularly because I am sure the faithful readers, still want to see more of the relationships that were already cultivated, and it isn't like starting it over is going to help them there.

This is a kind of rambling post to say I'm not dead, I think of RiG all the time, and I strongly feel I need to find a way to continue it, or finish it. It really puts a hamper on my other ideas and projects, because RiG always sticks in my head as the story I really, really want to write and finish. Which is part of why the Teahouse CYOA fizzled out and died, because I did not like writing something on the same 'scale' as RiG, without having actually finished it!

Well, that and it turns out I never did figure out what Isuke's power would be, and since she's a Gensokyo native, I really need that before I can write her again.

Anyway, what are your thoughts, those of THP who still remember the days of Restorer in Gensokyo? Would you be happy with my attempting to salvage what I remember of my
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.
9 posts omitted. Click Reply to view.
>>No. 15767
RiG seems to be both your first victory and first defeat, and it's arguable those are things that are best left in memory. Like chasing the glories of one's youth, it can show you how you've grown or just repeat past failures.

I enjoyed RiG. It was fun, comfy, low-stakes, and a little bit indulgent. Amusingly, being what is essentially slife-of-life isekai actually made it a bit of novelty, so that's also a plus. Would I want to see it continue though? The answer is a big maybe.

Since RiG was so easy-going I don't feel a dying need to see out Reina's journey. There was no grand plot that I could speculate the resolution of and then be deprived of it like some other stories, and so looking back it's hard to hype myself up. Of course that's just the nature of laid-back stories, nothing wrong with that.

You have to ask yourself, what makes this time different? In the end everyone's probably going to be interested no matter what you do, but if you don't have a clear path in mind it can only end in failure. Do you truly know the end to Reina's journey? Does she even have one?

[ ] Let it die: The road to catharsis, bittersweet but freeing.
[ ] Finish what you started: The road to closure, fraught with nostalgia.
[ ] Retread the same path: The road to triumph, a gamble of your pride.
>>No. 15768
>>15767
Some good points here. And truth be told, the best I can think of that restarting it would do "differently", is trying to focus better on balancing out Reina's life and work. Changing RiG from its comfy slice-of-life isekai wouldn't be on the table, since Reina just being a (mostly) normal Outsider brought into Gensokyo is sort of the point.

Just in hindsight, a lot of her actual work was never really done all that well. I flip-flopped on having money be a thing, then never really got a good way to handle Reina actually doing her work beyond, "Do you want to actually work, Y/N", which is kind of a pointless, dead choice.

And then there was never anything to actually use the money on, so what was the point? I would probably want to try and get RiG to better focus on Reina's personal and professional life.

Which is really, mostly because I kind of like balancing the slice-of-life with management-style sim things. As for what I'd consider an 'end' to Reina's story? That is truly the tricky one, since it IS a slice-of-life, and there was really only one thing Reina had to really solve herself.

Thinking of some other SoL CYOAs, the most logical ending to RiG, would probably be when the one major issue in her life is resolved, and then her getting married or something.

I think your opening statement is pretty true though. I'm mostly wary to just let Reina go, because I feel like she deserves getting some kind of closure. I only have one other OC who is really developed (and has any art) that is suitable to use, and that'd be Ichidou Isuke from the Teahouse CYOA. Who would certainly be very different from the shy, uncertain Outsider brought to Gensokyo, as Isuke is an assertive, womanizing Oni who is quite at home in Gensokyo... sort of.
>>No. 15794
So I think I have a rough idea of how I'd want to handle the teahouse business side of things, I'm just a bit unsure on the overall end goal. This is still a bit like RiG, in being a pretty slice of life thing, so I suppose that isn't too unusual to not have a clearly defined end goal...

I'm also a bit unsure where I want to place it. I recall last time I did on the road to the Youkai Mountain, which may still be the best choice. Though, I may end up just posting it in /th/, since I don't want to just focus on the Youkai Mountain group.

Just giving you all a little bit of an update.


Thread 13709 hidden. Un-Hide Thread
File 143590567726.jpg - (437.94KB, 850x1200, inchling.jpg) [iqdb]
13709No. 13709hidewatchexpandquickreply
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?
246 posts and 27 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
>>No. 15748
File 155010546256.png - (1.68MB, 1145x750, everyday.png) [iqdb]
15748
>>15744
Here, I can't believe I forgot 'Make a Fist'!

It escapes every single recurrent problem of this site's stories.

The story actually moves forward at a decent pace, the star is an uncommon, underrated Touhoe, choices matter, there's character development but without overriding MC's nature, we change the game's status quo... A thoroughly enjoyable read.

It's ending too! Or, at least, we are about to accomplish the main objective.
>>No. 15749
I require touhou crossovers. What's good? Here, other sites, I don't care, I must consume decent crossovers.
>>No. 15750
File 155037574261.jpg - (50.07KB, 440x640, MegasXLR.jpg) [iqdb]
15750
>>15749
How do you feel about Megas XLR?

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8116027/1/Fantasy-of-Utter-Ridiculousness


[Delete or report post]
Delete post []
Password  
Report post
Reason  
Previous[0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]


[Switch to Mobile Page]
Thread Watcher x