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62248No. 62248
You are a 20-year-old young lad. (You don’t know it, but today’s the day you’ll make one of the most important choices in your life.) You live in some generic American city and lead a generic life: single, kinda lonely, and…

[ ] Working an office job. It’s nothing too simple or too hard.
[ ] Working as an independent developer/designer/animator/whatever. You get contracts and then get money.
[ ] Working a white collar job, in which you lead… something of some sort. It’s complicated being a manager of a minor technology company.
[ ] You work a no-collar job. You have the top position of all existing staff at a decent pub. It’s understaffed, but there are hardly ever any fights.

Furthermore, your experience with bullet hells is…

[1] Baka. You are the person who dies three seconds into Icicle Fall (Easy) by standing in the safe spot. If the bullet was a Goomba, you’d always jump into it.
[2] Decent. In a Touhou game, you’d make it to stage 4 without using up all your bombs.
[3] Hardly something to scoff at. Lunatic difficulty and thereabouts are a pain to deal with, still. But you can manage, even if you end up at one health and no bombs.
[4] Phantasm. You can go toe-to-toe with the likes of Gengetsu, Yukari, and Evil Eye Sigma.
[5] Ultimortal. You’ve dealt with nearly-impossible patterns before, and have come out on top. However, a non-Touhou shrine maiden shooting game’s Extra boss is proving to be hopeless…
[6 (locked)] The Guy. You have bested fruit, spike and moon. You can make it through the Absurdly Extra stage of Reactivate Majestical Imperial, if barely. That last spellcard, though... Seriously, that's just mean.
[7 (locked)] reallyjoelsdad. Your skills are second-to-none. You have repeatedly proven that you can indeed outsmart bullet. In fact, you are skilled enough to dodge rain on a sub-atomic level. If and when you die, you’re headed to a bullet heaven.

Your familiarity with the Touhou Project is…

[1] Touhou? Huh?
[2] You mean that one with the girl in the funny dress that gets shot at a lot? The bullet hell shooter?
[3] You’ve played a few of the games.
[4] You’re familiar with the games and the massive fandom.
[5] You could have sworn you saw a crow tengu with a camera flying about just the other day, making a beeline for the presidential candidate. You don’t know if it was Aya, though… (note: it was Aya.)

It is a day like any other. You wake up early (by default,) you have something to eat, and then you realize: it's the weekend! You sit there for ten minutes before you hear the doorbell ring. You open the door and see a tall, leggy, dare you say busty blonde in a purple dress with a shit-eating grin. She looks like she's seventeen, but you're positive she's older than she looks.

The dame claims she's your new next-door neighbor, and wants to invite you into her house. You don't entirely trust her, though. Something's just a little... off about her. You can't recall if someone moved out of the house next to you, because you've been engrossed in your games and work. Choices, choices...

[ ] Follow the mystery girl One-way ticket to Gensokyo
[ ] Decline the offer. You feel much safer back home.

(To recap, your knowledge of Touhou is [1-5], your skill at bullet hells is [1-5] and you work a [office, independent, white-collar, or blue-collar] job.)

Oh, and one more thing... Even if the slightly-creepy lass hasn't given you her name, you should probably introduce yourself. What is your name?
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>>No. 62250
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62250
[X] Working as an independent developer/designer/animator/whatever. You get contracts and then get money.
[2] Decent. In a Touhou game, you’d make it to stage 4 without using up all your bombs.
[5] You could have sworn you saw a crow tengu with a camera flying about just the other day, making a beeline for the presidential candidate. You don’t know if it was Aya, though… (note: it was Aya.)
[ ] Decline the offer. You feel much safer back home.

Is this a story or a survey?
>>No. 62251
[X] Working as an independent developer/designer/animator/whatever. You get contracts and then get money.
[3] You’ve played a few of the games.
[X] Follow the mystery girl
>>No. 62253
[X] Working an office job. It’s nothing too simple or too hard.
[1] Baka. You are the person who dies three seconds into Icicle Fall (Easy) by standing in the safe spot. If the bullet was a Goomba, you’d always jump into it.
[1] Touhou? Huh?
[X] Decline the offer. You feel much safer back home.

The most interesting person on earth, Carl Humboldt.
>>No. 62254
>>62250
It's a story (my first story, in fact.) This is just background information about the protag. It's supposed to give you a general feel for the poor chap that... seems to know that he probably shouldn't trust this stranger. (Yes, it's Yukari if the picture didn't tip you off already.)
Your Touhou knowledge (about a 3.1) will help you avoid trouble with Touhous. Your bullet hell skills (again, 3.1) will help in getting out of trouble, and for some reason, also influence how the other Touhous feel about you. (also helps your chances at landing a date with one of them!)
The reason why you were actually given a choice is because notwithstanding Rumia's eating habits, the absence of Reimu, and the fact that Suika isn't tending the shrine either...
Gensokyo, as a whole, has had enough of the Gappy Stus. Look up 'Diamond in the Rough' on Youtube or TvTropes. Heck, Marisa's declared total open season on all people gapped in by Yukari. Merely wandering in yourself, however, makes everyone want to just keep tabs on you.
So don't worry, and just roll with the flow.
>>No. 62255
[x] Working an office job. It’s nothing too simple or too hard.
[3] Hardly something to scoff at. Lunatic difficulty and thereabouts are a pain to deal with, still. But you can manage, even if you end up at one health and no bombs.
[4] You’re familiar with the games and the massive fandom.
[x] Follow the mystery girl

James Fenrir
Diamond from coal
>>No. 62256
>>62254
I have many questions to ask you but I'll just ask two for now. Why the title? And why this choice?
>[ ] You work a no-collar job. You have the top position of all existing staff at a decent pub. It’s understaffed, but there are hardly ever any fights.
>>No. 62257
>>62256
Not him, but my guess is that old phrase: "Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Ripoff"
>>No. 62258
[x] Working as an independent developer/designer/animator/whatever. You get contracts and then get money.

[x] Ultimortal. You’ve dealt with nearly-impossible patterns before, and have come out on top. However, a non-Touhou shrine maiden shooting game’s Extra boss is proving to be hopeless…

[x] You mean that one with the girl in the funny dress that gets shot at a lot? The bullet hell shooter?

[x] Follow the mystery girl

This is for your own good.
>>No. 62259
[X] Working as an independent developer/designer/animator/whatever. You get contracts and then get money.
[2] Decent. In a Touhou game, you’d make it to stage 4 without using up all your bombs.
[5] You could have sworn you saw a crow tengu with a camera flying about just the other day, making a beeline for the presidential candidate. You don’t know if it was Aya, though… (note: it was Aya.)
[X] Decline the offer. You feel much safer back home.

If the protag is daft enough to not notice Yukari standing in front of him. We gotta learn.
>>No. 62260
[x] Working an office job. It’s nothing too simple or too hard.
[x] Hardly something to scoff at. Lunatic difficulty and thereabouts are a pain to deal with, still. But you can manage, even if you end up at one health and no bombs.
[x] You’re familiar with the games and the massive fandom.

It is a day like any other. You wake up early (by default,) you have something to eat, and then you realize: it's the weekend! You sit there for ten minutes before you hear the doorbell ring. You open the door and see a tall, leggy, dare you say busty blonde in a purple dress with a shit-eating grin. She looks like she's seventeen, but you're positive she's older than she looks.

[x] Follow the mystery girl One-way ticket to Gensokyo

>>62254
I hope to god this isn't a knee jerk deconstruction.

John Davis
>>No. 62261
>>62256
>>62257
Yeah, I'm referencing Moral's stories there.
>>No. 62262
>>62260
oh, and remember what I said about Reimu being missing? That's one of the reasons Yukari wants you. She wants someone at the shrine.
>>No. 62282
>>62262
Show, don't tell. Never pass information outside of the stories unless it is something that was explained on it before
>>No. 62283
>>62282
It doesn't help he's using a pretty dated set up
>>No. 62290
Touhou: 4
Bullet Hells: 3.5

You decide to take the leggy blonde up on her offer. You manage to misremember her face, though: you accidentally call her Ran.

But before she can retort, you are both BRICKED in your faces by NEWSPAPERS moving vertically at TERMINAL VELOCITY.
The whole thing reeks of Aya-class speed.

She seems to have written a harshly-penned interview about Donald Trump, complete with the insult of calling him "a world-renowned yakuza mob boss and male whore." Ouch.

[ ]Chat with the gap youkai
[ ]Just follow silently
[ ]Feel her up? Eh... let's just straighten out her dress.
>>No. 62291
[x]Chat with the gap youkai

Hopefully this won't backfire
>>No. 62297
You swiftly apologize to Yukari, who seems to have spaced out and forked over the newspaper. She grumbles mildly at the incident.

Yukari: "I told Aya this venture would never work. Poor Hatate is stuck working under her at the television station."
Yukari: "And why'd you call me Ran?"
Anon: "Ran was the only Yakumo I knew? I've never made it through Phantasm, let alone the Extra stage of PCB, but all my friends keep talking about this 'blonde dame in a purple dress' named 'miss Yakumo,' often with 'the gap hag' scornfully tacked onto it. But those conversations are pretty uncommon, so I've only heard your first name a few times."

Yukari: "So you were the independent contractor Ran hired last year for the new carpet design."
>>No. 62299
>>62297
.......that's a horribly underwhelming update and it seems your writing is getting worse.
>>No. 62300
>>62299
I'm sorry. My apologies, I was in a rush. Such failed stories are decent practice though.
>>No. 62301
>>62300
I would suggest taking a look at currently running stories and taking some notes on how they're written.

Rushing out an update does no one good either, especially if it ends up something you'd find on fanfiction.net.
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