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6253 No. 6253
Good evening.

This is the somethingth time I have spoken to you from this computer, where not all that many decisions have been made that vaguely shaped the history of this site. Each time I have done so to discuss with you some matter that I believe affected my reader’s interest.

In all the decisions I have made in my online life, I have always tried to do what was best for my readers. After the long and difficult period of A Scarlet-Stained Memoir, I felt it was still my duty to persevere, to make every possible effort to try again, and start writing another story on this site.

After those days, however, it had become evident to me that I no longer had enough of a credible base with Anon to justify continuing that effort undeterred. As long as there was such a base, I felt strongly that it was necessary to see the writing process through to its conclusion; that to do otherwise would be unfaithful to the spirit of that deliberately difficult process and a dangerously destabilizing precedent for the future.

But with the disappearance of that base, I believed that the original purpose of my name had been served, and there was no longer a need for my tripcode to be prolonged.

I would have preferred to carry through to the finish, whatever the personal agony it would have involved, and my friends unanimously urged me to do so. But the interest of the readers must always come before any personal considerations when the integrity of a story itself is involved.

From the discussions I had with confidential advisors, I concluded that because of the Scarlet-Stained Memoir matter I did not have the support of Anon that I would consider necessary to back the very difficult decisions and carry out the duties of a new story in the way the interests of the readers would require.

I have never been a quitter. To leave my name and tripcode before my writing was completed was abhorrent to every instinct in my body. But as a dedicated writer, I needed to put the interest of the readers first. The readers needed a full-time writer and full-time Anon cooperation, particularly at that time with the problems we faced at home and abroad.

To have continued to fight through a new story for my personal vindication would have almost totally absorbed the time and attention of both myself and Anon in a period when our entire focus should have been on great stories of peace and prosperity, without fear of despair and the GRIMDARK.

Therefore, I resigned the name U. N. Owen effective May the third, 2009, at 2:53 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. Princess Tepes was sworn in as my new name at that hour in this office.

No. 6254
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As I recall the high hopes of the readers with which we began this second story called “A Fairy’s Tale”, I felt a great sadness that I would not be there as U. N. Owen working on your behalf to achieve those hopes in the next one and a half years. But in turning over apparent authorship of A Fairy’s Tale to Princess Tepes, I knew, as I told my friends when I changed my name for the story 19 months ago, that the leadership of that story would be in good hands.

In passing off my identity as Princess Tepes, I also did so with the profound sense of the weight of responsibility that would fall on my shoulders as an unknown writer and, therefore, of the understanding, the patience, and the cooperation I would need to give to all the readers.

As I assumed that responsibility, I knew I would need the help and the support of all my readers. As we look to the future, the first essential is to begin healing our wounds, to put the bitterness and divisions of the recent past behind us, and to rediscover those shared ideals that lie at the heart of our strength and unity as a great and as a free people.
By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of that process of healing which is so desperately needed on this site.

I regret deeply any injuries that may have been done in the course of the events that led to this decision. I would say only that if some of my judgments were wrong—and some were wrong—they were made in what I believed at the time to be the best interest of the readers and of my story.

To those who have stood with me during these past years, to my readers, my friends, to many others who joined in supporting my writings because they believed they were good, I will be eternally grateful for your support.

And to those who have not felt able to give me your support, let me say I harbor no bitterness toward those who have opposed me, because all of us, in the final analysis, have been concerned with the good of the site and of the stories, however our judgments might differ.

So, let us all now join together in affirming that common commitment and in helping our new writers succeed for the benefit of all of us.

I stand here today with regret at causing you confusion and perhaps even anger, but also with gratitude for the privilege of serving as a writer for the past two years. These years have been a momentous time in the history of my life and the site. They have been a time of achievement in which we can all be proud, achievements that represent the shared efforts of writers, readers, and voters.

But the challenges ahead are equally great, and they, too, will require the support and the efforts of Anon and the people working in cooperation with the new writers.

We have ended one of the site’s longest-running stories, but in the work of securing a lasting presence on this Internet, the goals ahead are even more far-reaching and more difficult. We must complete a structure of passing the torch so that it will be said of this generation, our generation of THPers, by the people who come after us, not only that we ended one story but that we created future stories.

We have unlocked the doors that for a quarter of a decade stood between Choose Your Own Adventure stories and the People's Republic of Gensokyo. We must now ensure that the fictional people who live in the People's Republic of Gensokyo will be and remain not our enemies but our friends.

In Gensokyo, several hundred youkai, many of whom have considered us their enemy for nearly 2000 years, now look on us as their friends. We must continue to build on that friendship so that peace can settle at last over Gensokyo and so that the cradle of the civilization of silly hats will not become its grave.

Together with /youkai/ and /underground/ we have made the crucial breakthroughs that have begun the process of developing nuclear fusion. But we must set as our goal not just developing but controlling and finally befriending this terrible weapon, so that she cannot destroy civilization and so that the threat of nuclear war will no longer hang over the world and the people.

We have opened new relations with new styles of stories. We must continue to develop and expand those stories so that Anon and the writers of the site will live together in cooperation rather than confrontation.

Around the site, in /border/, in /shrine/, in /underground/, in /i/, there are dozens of threads who live in terrible poverty, even starvation. We must keep as our goal turning away from production for RAAAGE and expanding production for peace so that people everywhere on this site can at last look forward in their children's time, if not in our own time, to having the necessities for a decent life.

Here on THP, we are fortunate that most of our people have not only the blessings of liberty but also the means to live full and good and, by the Internet’s standards, even popular lives. We must press on, however, toward a goal of not only more and better stories but of full opportunity for everyone on the site and of what we are striving so hard right now to achieve, prosperity without inflation.

For almost a quarter of a decade of THP life I have shared in the turbulent history of this era. I have fought for what I believed in. I have tried to the best of my ability to discharge those duties and meet those responsibilities that were entrusted to me.

Sometimes I have succeeded, and sometimes I have failed, but always I have taken heart from what Theodore Roosevelt once said about the man in the arena, "whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again because there is not effort without error and shortcoming, but who does actually strive to do the deed, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumphs of high achievements and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly."

I pledge to you tonight that as long as I have a breath of life in my body, I shall continue in that spirit. I shall continue to work for the great causes to which I have been dedicated throughout my years as an analyzer, a discusser, a reader, and writer, the cause of literary enjoyment not just for this site but among all parts of the Internet I dwell, prosperity, justice, and opportunity for all of my acquaintances.

There is one cause above all to which I have been devoted and to which I shall always be devoted for as long as I live.
When I first took the oath of office as a writer 28 months ago, I made this sacred commitment, to "consecrate my talent, my energies, and all the wisdom I can summon to the cause of enjoyment for all who read what I write.”

I have done my very best in all the days since to be true to that pledge. As a result of these efforts, I am confident that the site is a better place today, not only for the readers of my work but for the people of all boards, and that all those who come after us have a better chance than before of enjoying a story and taking it easy rather than disliking a story and hating the hate.

This, more than anything, is what I hoped to achieve when I sought to become a writer. This, more than anything, is what I hope will be my legacy to you, to our site, when if in the future I finally do stop writing here.

To have written on this board is to have felt a very personal sense of kinship with each and every one of you. If I leave it, I do so with this prayer: May God's grace be with you in all the days ahead.
No. 6256
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My mind is as blown as it is comforted as I am encouraged.

Bravo, friend. Bravo.
No. 6258
You have been, and always will be, a great man and writer on this site.

Godspeed, U. N. Owen.
Godspeed.

And have a Wonderful Christmas, and an even more wondrous year.
2011, here we come!
No. 6259
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Outstanding.
May god be with you too my friend.
No. 6260
No matter what you read,
No matter what you write,
No matter what they say (or don't say),
No matter how I myself feel about you,
This is an attitude that I can respect. You're a good man, Owen.
No. 6261
A Scarlet Stainted Memory was a great story.
I discovered this website thanks to it.

You are a good writer, a good teller, and a good man, Owen.


Please, never stop writing.
No. 6262
OK.

This is pretty funny.

in b4 Tepes presidential pardon.
No. 6263
Unbelievable.

This only reinforces the respect I had for you before. Your contribution is far more than we deserve.

If WUiG brought me here in the first place, it's "A Fairy's Tale" that kept me when I started losing faith. It's been a while.

Carry on.
No. 6264
You know how in the movies they have that one twist? The one where it turns out that, say, the person who the main character thought was a woman was really a man the whole time, and then there's a montage of the guy sobbing in a shower?

I feel something like that, but the complete opposite, emotionally. It is a shock, but one of strange glee. While I might still sit in the shower, curled in the fetal position, the sounds I make are of giggling rather than weeping.

Thank you, Princess Sparkly Owen. Not only has my mind been blown, but this is possibly the most surprised I've been all day.

And a very nice surprise, it is.


And now, the old 'crazy theory' gears are beginning to turn, as I wonder if there were some hidden connections between Nathaniel and Natasha that might have been a clue for...something.
No. 6265
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Now that the initial joke is over, I guess I’ll say it straight in case the blatherings of Tricky Dick were too roundabout.

I am Princess Tepes, and was from the very beginning. The reason I used a fake name for AFT had nothing to do with any sort of epic troll or plea for attention. Quite simply, I was too well known on the site for being “U. N. Owen”, the guy who wrote that grimdark story and is kind of crazy. I feared that Anon wouldn’t have accepted a light-hearted story from me, or they would have done it too cautiously and begrudgingly for the story’s good. In order to make AFT everything that it could be, I felt that I needed to start with a clean slate. Considering its acclaim, I trust I made the right decision.

I am not yet leaving THP. However, I’m not yet sure what my plans for the future are. I have a possible idea for an interesting story in my head, but I’m still not confident if it’ll translate well into a message-board setting. I’ll say right now that I probably won’t end up getting to the rest of the AFT shorts I said I’d do, because at this point it feels kind of like I’m drawing out the “goodbye” of the story for too long now. There’s also graduate school, but that is a dated excuse that I’ve used before, and it wasn’t much of an excuse the last time either. I’ll keep you vaguely posted.

I’d also like to ask that, if you remember me or reference me to a friend for whatever reason, please remember A Fairy’s Tale first. Personally, I find that A Fairy’s Tale is in every way simply a better-written story than A Scarlet-Stained Memoir. I was still finding my writing feet with ASSM as well as understanding CYOAs, so I stumbled a lot while writing it. AFT was built on a more firm foundation of knowing what I’d done wrong the first time. I’m not saying either of them are great stories. But I am saying AFT is better.

And now onto responding to everyone’s responses in a vaguely informative and witty fashion, as I am wont to do.

>>6256
Then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

>>6258
My Christmas has been pretty wondrous so far considering this stunt didn’t get me flamed off the site. Thank you; you’re a good man yourself.

>>6259
I’m strangely perplexed by this picture, in that I honestly don’t know what I think of it. Probably because I really have no idea what Flandre’s trying to do, which is about normal.

>>6260
For a writer of such an odd history and mixed reputation as myself, there is perhaps no greater compliment than simple respect. You, also, are a good man (or woman as the case may be). Thank you.

>>6261
A Scarlet-Stained Memoir was a decent story, perhaps; I would hardly consider it great myself. But whatever it was, it certainly was something that influenced this site, as your presence here shows.

Storytelling is in my blood now; I don’t think I even possess the ability to stop writing for a long period of time. The real question, rather, is how long I’ll stay on THP, since I know for a fact I won’t be here forever.

>>6262
Well, I’ve always considered that AFT was my official apology to the site for screwing up ASSM. So, considering how well-received AFT was, I guess this means I… pardoned myself?

>>6263
I just do what I can, as best as I think I can do it, and I care about each and every thing I decide to post on the site. It heartens me as much as you to know that I’ve done more on this site than just amuse people with a few good words.

>>6264
>You know how in the movies they have that one twist? The one where it turns out that, say, the person who the main character thought was a woman was really a man the whole time, and then there's a montage of the guy sobbing in a shower?
I guess it’s a good thing that I revealed that Princess Tepes was a male beforehand, then…

>I feel something like that, but the complete opposite, emotionally. It is a shock, but one of strange glee. While I might still sit in the shower, curled in the fetal position, the sounds I make are of giggling rather than weeping. Thank you, Princess Sparkly Owen. Not only has my mind been blown, but this is possibly the most surprised I've been all day. And a very nice surprise, it is.
You’re most definitely welcome. It makes me wonder if more minds might have been blown if I’d revealed this, say, back in September when the afterglow of AFT was still fresh in everyone’s minds. But that was never the intent to begin with; if I had wanted to troll the site I’d have revealed who I was during AFT proper.

>And now, the old 'crazy theory' gears are beginning to turn, as I wonder if there were some hidden connections between Nathaniel and Natasha that might have been a clue for...something.

Don’t think too hard about it; the only “connections” those two have aren’t hidden at all. Namely, just the similarities in their names and zealotry towards the destruction of evil or something like that. Considering how hated Nathaniel was back in ASSM, I felt that the best way to prove to myself I’d gotten over it was by making a blatant, over-the-top parody of his character who unlike him, no one actually took very seriously and wasn’t important to the story at all. The funny part is that despite Natasha being a one-dimensional character ardently opposed to the mansion—and thus main character Francesca by extension—she actually became more sympathetic than Nate. Go figure.

>>6265
Yeah, I get that a lot.
No. 6268
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You're one glorious bastard, you know that. Here, have a Christmas Scarlet for all the troubles you have caused.

Please write more; I want to see more of Francisca's adventures in the future.
No. 6269
Going through the AFT threads and searching for "Owen" is confusing, hilarious, and that awkward vicarious sort of embarrassing in equal parts, and gives me a much better idea of why you might have expected to be "flamed off the site".

Honestly, though, the only negative thought I have about this revelation is that this means that Princess Tepes wasn't actually a new, good writer attracted to the site by some force other than WUIG nostalgia; the site doesn't have many of those, and that worries me, but that horse has been zombified one too many times already.

>Probably because I really have no idea what Flandre’s trying to do, which is about normal.
That picture is clearly an incoming "got yer nose".
No. 6270
>>6264
>You know how in the movies they have that one twist? The one where it turns out that, say, the person who the main character thought was a woman was really a man the whole time, and then there's a montage of the guy sobbing in a shower?
I think that only happened in Ace Ventura.
No. 6271
Mind is blown.

Head is full of fuck.

But don't worry, I/we stil love you.
No. 6272
I can honestly say I didn't see this coming. Still, I am happy that you decided to do AFT, and glad that this wasn't your announcement that you were leaving THP forever. (The Nixon resignation speech had me worried.) If you do decide that your next story isn't suited to this format, you'll drop us a link, won't you?

>won’t end up getting to the rest of the AFT shorts
I'm sorry to hear that, but I think I understand. If it's not too much trouble, could I get the two-sentence version of how Koishi wound up the way she is? That's the biggest loose end I was hoping to have cleared up. Imagination can take care of the future.

>Nathaniel and Natasha
Even looking back, I can't see Natasha as a parody. A refinement, maybe, but if I hadn't read either story and were presented with summaries of the two characters, I'd guess it was the other way around.

Nathaniel had a suite of very powerful items (Equitas, Seraphim, the watch, freaking Hourai elixir) and was directly responsible for bringing the farmer to the SDM via his "wandering" power. He was also a total asshole; non-assholes don't point their gun at people's heads while playing "how many fingers" no matter how good their trigger discipline is. Nathaniel was also the only one of the three who got to take a third option during the basement dungeon; when you said that there were no choices between losing an eye and losing Cirno during the Q&A, that simply clinched it.

Natasha, however, came armed with a cart of mundane weapons, most of which were useless. She didn't bring in innocent third parties as unwilling allies when things went wrong. It's true that she was dedicated to destroying everyone in the mansion, but so was most of the world, albeit unknowingly. Since she still believed in the supernatural, Natasha was actually closer to being part of the solution. She started off fairly one-dimensional, but then got some serious, emotional character development while telling Patchouli about her history and family. That she was trying to escape not to get better weapons or recruit allies but instead to simply go home is a major detail. True zealots don't run away. She dared to take on beings far stronger and/or tougher than herself, realized she was outclassed, and gave up, and that's something I can respect even though she was doing it for all the wrong reasons. She was sort of the representative of the outside world in the story.

Finally, the update where Natasha left her body nearly broke me down. Part of that is personal; I have certain issues with mind control. Some of the rest was that it was just so senseless. Nathaniel was mortally wounded in a fight; people die in battle. People don't usually die sitting at a dining table to demonstrate a heartless woman's views on narrative causality. The horror in Francesca's narration seriously drove it home. FInally, her death was arguably our fault. Not just with the "stark raving mad" vote, but others before it: Francesca caught her in the first thread, delayed her escape after her breakout, convinced Sakuya to capture Koishi, and then triumphantly presented their new prisoner to the others. She's not guilty of her death, but perhaps responsible. Maybe others would have stepped in for the first two, and Koishi would have offed her anyway, but that's a slim excuse. It's why, in my personal AFT future, there's an image of Francesca and Joanna tightly hugging in the netherworld. It would be titled "Forgiveness."

AFT is a very good story, full of moments that are cute, endearing, thoughtful, awesome, and yes, tragic. I'm glad to have read it, more glad that you wrote it, and I thank you for it.
No. 6274
I only started coming to this site at the curtail of ASSM's ending, and enjoyed a Fairies Tale from start to finish. That being said, I couldn't care less about whatever name or reputation you have. As long as you put out good stories to read, you'll always be alright in my mind. I will admit to being quite shocked at this revelation, though.
No. 6276
Well I think it's safe to say you've redeemed yourself in the eyes of many. It's amazing how long people here can hold grudges. It took 1-2 years before THP forgave Kira.

Fran's Love though.
No. 6283
A Scarlet Stained Memoir is what brought me here.
I simply can't have any bad opinion of you.

I'm not a reader who's interested by writing style.
When I'm reading a story, the only thing that interest me is the plot. For me, it doesn't matter how you write, or even if you're a dick.
If the story is good, I'll enjoy it. And I'll let you know.
No. 6288
As soon as you start writing, I will be there reading your story. I might have not been around when ASSM was in progress, but when I read it, I got hooked on this website, thank you U. N. Owen, for everything. Hope you write again!
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You are an amazing writer. The Last Stand of Cirno The Valiant is why I'm even here. And then you went and kept writing amazing things. You are a good person, not abandoning us when you had the chance.

Keep on keeping on, Owen. Keep on keeping on.
No. 6342
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Cool writings, bro. A Fairy's Tale is definitely one of the best pieces of internet literature I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

However, now that I know the truth, I must say [pic related] when I see >>/sdm/29144 and >>/sdm/29153.
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>>6268
>You're one glorious bastard, you know that.
Better than being an inglorious one, I suppose. Yay Christmas!

>Please write more; I want to see more of Francisca's adventures in the future.
No guarantees, I’m afraid. If I do write any more about Francesca and the AFT world it’ll only be one final short about Flandre visiting Koishi in the underground palace. I’ve got about 2,000 words done on it which is probably only a quarter of its length, but I’m being very lazy about writing these days, mainly because I started playing video games casually again, but I’ll tote out that tired response of “lol college” too. I’ll get to it, eventually.

>>6269
>Going through the AFT threads and searching for "Owen"…
Kind of puts it into perspective, doesn’t it? Every time those moments came up I was always afraid I’d be found out. Amazingly that never happened, which was a big relief.

>Honestly, though, the only negative thought I have about this revelation is that this means that Princess Tepes wasn't actually a new, good writer
Yes, I did unfortunately realize this, and I apologize for that false hope. Horse, beaten, etc.

>That picture is clearly an incoming "got yer nose".
Shock and awe.

>>6271
And the world continues to move on.

>>6272
>I can honestly say I didn't see this coming.
Mwahahaha, just as planned I suppose. Except I gave up trying to appear as a vaguely evil manipulator a long time ago.

>…glad that this wasn't your announcement that you were leaving THP forever. (The Nixon resignation speech had me worried.)
That’s the problem with best intentions of trying to act ironic on the internet: sometimes the audience doesn’t get it and the joke is ruined. I think it was the Futarama Nixon that put it into perspective.

>If you do decide that your next story isn't suited to this format, you'll drop us a link, won't you?
Certainly. After mulling it over for a few weeks though, I don’t think I’m going to attempt the idea I was originally planning. It would have deviated far too much from the general idea of the site, as it wouldn’t have even been a CYOA and the attachments to Touhou itself would have been so thickly veiled as to be nonexistent. At this point I’ve got no clue anymore what/if I’ll be writing in the future, other than the last AFT short I mentioned above.

>If it's not too much trouble, could I get the two-sentence version of how Koishi wound up the way she is?
If it’s not too much trouble, can you wait for the two thousand sentence version?

>Nathaniel and Natasha rebuttal
Ahh, good point, good point. I suppose what I meant to say there is that the problems with Nathaniel’s personality were unintentional and due to my weaker writing skills at the time, so he ended up being very lame and hated. Thus, as a sort of joke to myself, I intentionally started Natasha off as being very lame and hated, only for her to not-exactly-intentionally flip around later and become a rather endeared character. Not an exact parody, I guess; pardon my use of the word. I was just trying to convey that I learned from my past mistakes and built a new foundation on top of them.

>AFT is a very good story, full of moments that are cute, endearing, thoughtful, awesome, and yes, tragic. I'm glad to have read it, more glad that you wrote it, and I thank you for it.
It’s always reassuring to hear these compliments from someone else rather than myself, whether or not the story is actually as good as I think it is. I’m glad that you read it, and you are most welcome.

>>6274
>I couldn't care less about whatever name or reputation you have. As long as you put out good stories to read, you'll always be alright in my mind.
If only more of the internet and real life could be like this, where a man is judged only by the quality of his work. Thank you much.

>>6276
I still think the stock “We are Anon, we do not forgive, we do not forget” phrase is more mematic than anything this days. It’s amazing how a populous’s attitude changes when the wrongdoer says flat-out, “I was wrong, please forgive me.”

Fran is still love, though. But Flan is more~

>>6283
>For me, it doesn't matter how you write, or even if you're a dick. If the story is good, I'll enjoy it. And I'll let you know.
There’s still something to be said about people who can create amazing things, but are awful people outside of the medium in which they create. Sort of puts a sour taste in your mouth when you hate the creator but love the creation.

>>6340
Even on the anonymous internet, people should respect each other. Running away is hardly respect, and solves very little when there’s still bad blood about.

That’s also a fun gif. Keep on keepin’ on, Suika.

>>6342
It’s definitely the best piece of internet literature I’ve written, that’s for sure. Unless we want to be silly, in which case the best thing I’ve ever written is definitely this: http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/86813.html#90748

>Spoilers
I was insecure back then, and far too afraid that people would find out who I was if I didn’t try and subtly convince them otherwise. And in the end, no one found out anyways. I am disappoint in myself as well; past me is kind of a jerk.
No. 6356
>If it’s not too much trouble, can you wait for the two thousand sentence version?
With warm anticipation.
No. 6357
>>6355
>I still think the stock “We are Anon, we do not forgive, we do not forget” phrase is more mematic than anything this days. It’s amazing how a populous’s attitude changes when the wrongdoer says flat-out, “I was wrong, please forgive me.”

Usually but I think there's some who are excluded from the rule. They could apologize, give themselves self-whippings, etc and still not be forgiven.

Also how do you feel about Fran appearing in anything else, either be it say Serial ATA's /at/ shorts or a slight appearance in another story. Yeah I admit I want to see Fran get the loving she deserves. Also the Winemaker MC is an expert on fairy loving. And to think I'm a guy who's telling Anon, "Stop lusting/falling in love with fairies!"

And your Flan? Not sure if I'd fall in love with her, though she'd be a very fun date, provided Koishi isn't around to cause any more Marvin incidents.
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>>6357
>Usually but I think there's some who are excluded from the rule. They could apologize, give themselves self-whippings, etc and still not be forgiven.
Obviously, it’s dependent upon the writer, and what kind of demeanor they’ve shown Anon in the past, and the demeanor they appear to be showing in the present. Display hate, and hate will be given back. Display civility, and civility will be given back. Display uncertainty, and uncertainty will be given back.
“Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds.
-Koishi Kay Komeiji –Ralph Waldo Emerson

As far as Fran appearing in so-called crossover stories, I would generally ask for more information before committing, though I’m not staunchly opposed to the idea in principle. However, considering you’re suggesting /at/ stories, I’ll have to decline. Fran may have had her fair share of embarrassing and risqué escapades, but it was always in good taste. Her character and personality simply doesn’t lend itself to making a worthwhile sex scene in my opinion; she’s too pure and naïve to be put into that kind of situation without leaving a bad taste in my mouth. And I would argue against saying she “deserves loving” just because she’s a well-known main character that has had her share of hard times. Some characters lend themselves towards more explicit content, and some do not. Francesca does not. For that matter, I’d have to say that the only one of AFT’s seven fairies that would probably be liberal-minded enough for an H-scene would be Thérèse, or maaaybe Sapphire. But I suppose that’s not what you asked.

Concerning Flandre, she’s officially ZUN’s character and not mine, thus I have no rights to deny anyone anything concerning her. I suppose you could call my characterization of her a separate character—I often do myself all things considered—but unless I’m writing her personally the result isn’t really the Flandre that you saw/endeared/hated/puzzled over in AFT, and thus whatever she’s doing feels filtered. You won’t get the true “Owen’s Flandre” unless Owen is writing her.

Also, you need Koishi on that date for comedic gold, so that she can whimsically recount all the subconscious thoughts and desires of Flan and her date. Then when they get back to the house, Koishi just sits there silently in the corner. And watches.


TL:DR - I’d prefer not to have Francesca in those kinds of explicit stories. Other select characters might be conceivably possible, but I’d have to speak with the author directly about it. I can’t stop anyone from using official Touhous (such as Flandre) however they please, or writing them however they choose, because “my” Flandre is only made so because I’m the one writing her.

Should the crossover story/scene not be explicit in nature, I’d be much more open to the idea. But again, I’d need to talk with the author.
No. 6365
>>6364
Okay then. I just wanted to try and see what would happen.
No. 6366
>>6364
>she’s too pure and naïve to be put into that kind of situation

Yeah, someone whose reaction to that scene from Conan was "This… euugch, R-Remi! That’s not funny!" is probably not ready for sexual activity. Maybe after a few decades, and maybe not even then. Who can say that faeries have the same desires as humans?
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Why in the sudden my story got mentioned in Owen's thread? Not that I'm against it, but somehow this is making me a bit uncomfortable.

I have no problem with writing Francesca or any other characters from AFT in my story, but there's no way I'm going to write an explicit scene featuring them without the author's consent. I'm actually done with the Reina scene in the winemaker story, and I don't plan to collaborate with other writers in the future anymore, explicit or not explicit.

Sorry for hijacking your thread, Owen, but I just had to speak my mind aloud. I'm open for discussion, so just let me know if you have something to tell me.

Posting Daiyousei because fairy got mentioned in this thread, so yeah.
No. 6411
You sly little... I've been planning to but now I really feel like I have to read AFT. You even said you're still around once. So it's like that eh
No. 6413
Inb4 every writer on this page is U.N. Owen in disguise
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For your consideration: >>/others/32264

>>6366
>Who can say that faeries have the same desires as humans?
I think we actually established in AFT that they don’t. Any human desires they have are largely due to said humans/humanlike creatures rubbing off on them over a long period of time.

>>6374
>Why in the sudden my story got mentioned in Owen's thread? Not that I'm against it, but somehow this is making me a bit uncomfortable.
You and me both; I did think it rather odd that someone else was discussing stuff you should write about my characters, and explicit at that.

>There's no way I'm going to write an explicit scene featuring them without the author's consent.
I approve of your considerations, good sir.

>Sorry for hijacking your thread, Owen, but I just had to speak my mind aloud. I'm open for discussion, so just let me know if you have something to tell me.
No need to apologize; you were just addressing a legitimate concern. I’m open for discussion too for that matter, though nothing comes to mind right now.

>>6411
Read it because it’s an enjoyable story, not because I wrote it. And yeah, it’s kinda like that.

>>6413
Nah, we did that same old song and dance back with “[Insert author] is HY” back in 2009. It’s old hat now.
No. 6470
>Read it because it’s an enjoyable story, not because I wrote it. And yeah, it’s kinda like that.
Oh I did plan to. I heard before that it's a good story. Just moved it up on my schedule