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41060No. 41060hidewatchexpandquickreply
Rice and Rain >>/shorts/2209

Inspired by, or shamelessly stolen from. Take your pick. Mibya wrote that (>>/gensokyo/15535).
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>>No. 42254
Lowkey tempted to rescind my vote for Loudly Declare, just so we can get another tie in.
>>No. 42255
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Can't remember if I voted? Ignore if I already did I guess.

[x] Loudly declared: she was to blame.

Be proud, Kogasa! Be sure to tell her you've been studying new tricks, and offer to show her. Sure, it won't scare her since you've gone and told her, but seeing the raw spook levels you can generate with new techniques is sure to quell any disbelief.
>>No. 42256
My main thinking is that, if Kogasa just loudly insists that she was totally the one who scared that guy, Byakuren might just brush her off the way you'd ignore a small child. Also, one of Gensokyo's least powerful youkai implicitly challenging one of its strongest is amusing, even if (or perhaps directly because) a fight between the two would only ever end one way...

Consider >>42240 (pretty sure that one was my vote) withdrawn.

Also, re: >>42255, there's an easy way to check if you already voted or not - try to delete all the votes. If the only error that comes up is along the lines of "incorrect password," you didn't vote, but if you get a screen that says "You may no longer delete this post," then at least one of the posts you tried to delete was your own, therefore you already voted.


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41628No. 41628hidewatchexpandquickreply
Thread 1: >>41094

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[x] To spar.
 [x] Loser has to sleep at the opposite abode.

I strode back out, into the open. She wouldn’t get out of those habits on her own, so I decided to shake this up. Byakuren waited by the trees.

I turned and faced her, resting my left hand on my sword. Seiga didn’t help, but I still had one card up my sleeve. I threw my right hand out, shaku pointed at Byakuren. “We’re here to duel.”

She stepped out of the shade. “Excuse me?”

I shrugged my shoulders and let my right hand descend to my side. “We’re not reaching each other through conventional means. So, I’ve decided we need to speak in a more common language.”

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>>No. 42251
[x] Tried to distract them by shilling the kappa’s badge.
Honestly, I just think that this is the most amusing option.
>>No. 42252
Just about 17 hours left to vote, if anyone's still thinking of it.
>>No. 42253
[x] Tried to distract them by shilling the kappa’s badge.
Let’s see where this goes


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40679No. 40679hidewatchexpandquickreply
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[x] Kokoro is learning about this sort of thing too, right? Maybe talking to her might help!

Before I can come up with an answer to that, Medicine surprises me. She slowly and awkwardly puts her arms around me and hugs me back.

...umm, what's that smell? It's kind of... sweet? And it's coming from Medicine's hair...

"You smell like flowers," I say.

"It's su-san's smell," Medicine mumbles.

"Er... aren't suzuraan poisonous?" I'm not going to get sick from hugging her am I?

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hope to see you again sometime
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>>41806
I'll miss you. Thanks for the good work.
>>No. 42172
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41996No. 41996hidewatchexpandquickreply
Wherein some resolutions are made.

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42124
Aaand it’s fucked.

What is? A few things. First off, Summer kicked in over where I live and, some-bloody-how, it’s even hotter than last year’s rendition. Meaning: 1) afternoons are hell, 2) nights are the only feasible time to get anything done, 3) but I’m not getting anything done, 4) since I try to keep up on my sleep, 5) because I got a major promotion at work, 6) and hence, kind of, sort of need myself on steady feet in the morning. That’s six things already, and we’re still in the first paragraph. Wowza.

Seventhly, I think I may be slightly burned out on Parade. To make a long story slightly less long, the whole thing began as a loose opportunity for me to write from multiple characters’ perspectives, exploring their private thoughts on coexisting with humans/youkai, and a thin excuse to write a lot of porn. Somewhere along the way, though, I began to feel obliged to have at least some semblance of a plot going, and… that’s where things got a little shakey. I don’t think I’ve tackled it from the right angle, nor that I did good by giving into the call of plot in the first place. Inadvertently, I’ve turned the premise of “egg-man romps around Gensokyo, diddling youkai ladies” into more of an “egg-man tiptoes around Gensokyo, desperately trying not to diddle youkai ladies, because he has a mistaken attachment to one particular youkai lady, whom he grossly misunderstood, and also his moral compass is something out of the Discworld.” Good job, me.

Anyway, I’m not saying this is dropped or scrapped (you know I don’t really do that sort of thing), but I do need to figure out a few things in the little non-murderous free time I get. If you’ve any thoughts to offer, do go ahead. The simplest thing may nudge me in the right direction.

I’ve also been hankering something fierce after a Kutaka story. It’s ridiculous how attractive that bird is. What the hell.
>>No. 42125
>>42124
Bumping because it deserves to be seen.

Most thoughts I could offer have already been conveyed elsewhere. All I'll say here is that I hope this gets going again because I enjoy reading it.
>>No. 42126
>>42124

If I was you facing the same writing impasse, I would have had Banki break up with Eggman, and then taken the story into a multi-perspective dating-sim/waifu war. Keeping Banki on the backburnrs in yandere stalker mode just to add some conflict and spice.


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41501No. 41501hidewatchexpandquickreply
“Platonic love is love from the neck up.”
—Thyra Samter Winslow

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>>No. 41978
Is this the Coldsteel the Hedgehog crossover episode?
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41087No. 41087hidewatchexpandquickreply
“Despite how it looks, it’ll be easy to fix.” The young man takes a few steps back from the broken door. “Though I’ll recommend we get you a new one entirely.”

“I’m not sure we can afford it.” The teacher shakes her head. “Our budget is tight as it is, and we have to save up for winter too.”

“Forget about it.” He dismissively waves her concern away. “Regardless of what I do, I charge a standard service fee, which you’ve already agreed to pay.” Reaching into his vest, he pulls out a vial with a thick brown liquid in it. “If I take this broken door as compensation, I’ll be able to replace all other costs for making you a new door.”

“I know you run your business in an unusual way,” the teacher folds her arms, “but what exactly can you use a broken door for?”

The young artisan looks at her for a second, puzzled by her words. “Oh right, you’ve never actually seen me work.” Placing the vial on the table, he frees up his hands to cracks his knuckles. “How many years have you been my customer now, Keine? Doesn’t matter, you’re going to be in for a treat.”

Holding his hand over the vial, it starts to float. As he drags it through the air into the more open space, the cork sealing the liquid inside is popped off. Drawing his other hand away, a few drops of the brown liquid follows the motion out of the glass container.

With the vial now suspended in the air he claps his hands around the droplets. As he draws them apart again, hardwood fills the space.

Using careful movements, he guides the growth of the tree granting it the rough shape of a door. As a final touch, he flattens it before it solidifies.
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>>No. 42233
For anyone still paying attention to this thread, I'd like to ask for your opinion on something.

Short version, cause no one wants to read the long version.
I took an existing idea I had and changed it to fit the daily schedule of NaNoWriMo. In doing so, I cut out a lot of stuff, such as the build up before the romance, and more in depth character development of the minor characters, Keine, Mokou and Yuyuko. I couldn't even properly develop Youmu, who was a main character, and ended up focusing on Kogasa who were supposed to be a supporting character.

That's why I've been thinking about rebooting the story so I have something to write on in between Priest of Hakurei updates or when I just want to write something different (it gets monotone writing the same thing all the time.)

The reason I'm having doubts as to whether I should reboot it the way I imagined it originally, or if I should leave it as is, is because I've already shown my hand, so to speak, on some big events I had planned to be the focus of character development. I don't think it'd be fun to go through the same motions again when you know the outcome. Plus there's an old lingering stigma of of stories getting reboot then being abandoned even faster.

If you guys want me to reboot it, probably go a different route to avoid following in the footsteps of this story. Though that's probably going to be hard since SoL is my weakest genre, on the grounds I haven't found many stories focused on the theme that I enjoy reading.
>>No. 42244
In terms of the reboot, I think if you do wind up restarting, the fact that you'll be spending less time on Kogasa + more on the remaining cast (esp. the titular dork) could make it still feel fresh (esp. if you decide to change some other things as well). It's been a while since the story updated, too, so that will likely also help with a sense of "newness." I'd say it's probably your call on what you want to do with things, though; you're probably the person with the best sense of your own ideal writing conditions.

In terms of Slice of Life stories, though... I'd like to say that I have some ideas on how a good slice of life narrative generates appeal, and on some ways you could potentially improve your writing for the genre as a whole, but I also don't wanna sound like a presumptive arse - I don't have much experience actually writing fanfic, with only one or two fairly amateur attempts under my belt... If you'd still like to hear my thoughts, though, I'd be happy to share them.
>>No. 42249
>>42244
Sorry for the lack of updates. Shortly after the last update, I got an exam, which was followed by an internship. Going to have another two exams lined up once I'm done with this internship. So I spent my time writing on Priest of Hakurei instead, to at least try and maintain a stable schedule.

As for advice. I'm always up for getting some advice, to help improve. SoL is my weakest topic, so I need as much help as I can get to write stories that will be engaging to read.


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It’s embarrassing, but I woke late that morning. My head hurt, my perfected body whined at every move. I snuggled tight into my wife’s welcoming, curvaceous body to shield my poor, defenseless eyes from the burning sunlight. My legs entwined with her own full, healthy thighs and strong shins.

The legs she lost. Years ago. Centuries ago.

Still groggy, I groaned. Too tender to dare look, I listened.

She conveyed the same old fears of abandonment and isolation. Frustrations at trust betrayed. The same unwavering determination to see her ideals realized. That unflinching spirit that first drew me in. Then something else slipped through.

A sense of protectiveness. Not for her descendants or allies. For youkai. Not some youkai. All of them. Or most of them, at least. All underlaid with a broad distrust of humanity.

…And a wish to repent for severe misdeeds.

I groaned again, louder. She stirred, conveying similar physical discomforts and a distinct yearning for a good cup of sake. That one puzzled me.

Straining, I peeked one eye open.
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>>No. 41620
[X] To spar.
-[X] Loser has to sleep at the opposite abode.
>>No. 41621
[X] To spar.
-[X] Loser has to sleep at the opposite abode.
>>No. 41630
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41478No. 41478hidewatchexpandquickreply
Don't expect this to be long!

A request courtesy of Mibya >>/gensokyo/15696

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Tok.

I bounce the ball in my hand, and a dirt-circle spreads from the hit, dust dancing kind of pretty.

Tok...

I’m surprised I can hear it. It’s loud out here.

Tmp—sh shh...
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>>No. 41525
[X] walk toward her, seeking to reconcile.
--- [X] Reassuring.
>>No. 41528
[x] walk toward her, seeking to reconcile.
--- [x] Reassuring.
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[X] walk toward her, seeking to reconcile.
--- [X] Reassuring.

“—Hitomi,” I say, reaching toward her even when I’m so far out, “you... Listen, I...”

Nothing makes sense in my head. Hitomi doesn’t look at me, even when I’m close to her. I keep my hand raised, thinking about what I could do to make her feel comforted.

... Well—

“The world is bigger than this.”

Her ear perks up.

“Hitomi, don’t think that... some stupid, thoughtless brats make up the whole thing. Don’t think they even make up the whole Village. Listen... I may be a youkai, but I didn’t decide to stay with you because of how you look. I stayed with a human child because I found her... cute. As a person she was cute... and kind-hearted, and I just...”

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38122No. 38122hidewatchexpandquickreply
First off, hi yes it's still me. Don't worry about the change in magical signature up on top - I accidentally the magical equivalent of burning off my fingertips, and it still smarts a bit. With any luck I'll get it fixed soon, but until then let's just keep on going.

Thanks for waiting!

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Reimu's kitchen is the largest room in the shrine; even with all of her money troubles, she does her best to eat well. Her pantry is always... stocked. Not fully by any means, but it is stocked, with dried vegetables and meats, fruits here and there - stuff that's easy to cook and easier to store.

I've been invading Reimu's personal space for years, so it's pretty simple to disable the warning charms slapped all over her tea cabinet; no need to wake my shrine maiden up. It's simpler still to dole out the right amount of leaves to suit her tastes, and to magic away just enough water from Reimu's buckets to steep the tea in. A snap of my fingers creates a quick spark, and then it's just a matter of leaving the pot on the stove until the steam wakes Reimu up.

I don't particularly want to sit on my laurels, but there's not much to do in the first place. The master of the house is off dreaming, and helping myself to Reimu's food just feels a bit too wrong right now. Hell, she's even starting a garden just to bolster her diet. It's - kinda depressing. Girl does so much to keep the peace, but it's a struggle to get enough to eat.

It takes a little while for the idea to actually worm its way into my head, but once it does I start scrambling. I find the small collection of seeds Reimu begged off the Village's farmers easily enough, and I even take the time to glance over them. I mean, they were all sorts of shapes and sizes, and it's not like I can identify them on sight... but I'm sure Reimu has some idea of what she's planting. The villagers should have given her the more hardy varieties anyway, if they have any sense at all.

Planting them without her permission will either piss her off or make
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>>No. 38514
>>38513
I can imagine Marisa saying something like that as a joke to someone she knows well. Maybe she might say it to someone she might not be as familiar with as well.
>>No. 41058
Everything all right, Marisa? Been almost three years now. We miss ya.
>>No. 41059
Yes, we miss ya.


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40658No. 40658hidewatchexpandquickreply
Pic unrelated.

-o-o-o-

Front Matter. Skip this section if you wanna go straight into the story.

This story will probably be centered around the Human Village, with some adventurous moments. MC will most likely be close-to-earth and interacts more with the humans. There shouldn't be any fights more dangerous than… say, against Rumia in the dark with bare hands.

I deleted my previous CYOA: Endless Flight since I started to get spams from my exposed email address. Also, that setting was so complicated that I decide to scratch it all together (I suppose Anons don’t like massive original setting crossover. I will keep those at bare minimum this time). One idea, however, is stuck in my mind: a low-profile low-power white mage who can teleport. What can he/she do?

Important: I am not a native English speaker, but I am a professional English user. If you spot a grammatical error, it does not imply I suck at English. I fix many problems in each pass of proof-reading, and I always proof-read three times or more, but I always miss one or two places. Unless you spot consistent mistakes, most will be one-time only. Remember, for every grammatical mistake you spot, I have fixed at least ten. It is frustrating to spend hours to polish a wall of 3000 words and the only comments are about how I messed up plural forms (though I had that one coming because I did make the same mistake quite a few times). If you really want to comment on my grammar, try to mix it with comments about the plot. I do not have a problem with grammar-picking, but please remember that commenting on grammar is trivial, especially for native English speakers, but the action gives an impression that I did not put work on polishing: an impression which is completely wrong and misleading. Honestly, I think criticizing the plot is much more helpful than picking errors in my grammar.

TL;DR: I appreciate criticism on my plot, pace, settings, character development and interaction, and recurring grammatical mistakes. Skip one-time grammatical errors, please. Names follow Asian conventions: Last Name then First Name

-o-o-o-
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>>No. 40925
[X] Keine may disagree with the trip, but ask her anyways.

If we're the one escorting him, Keine should be fine with it. Plus I just think its better to let her know regardless.
>>No. 40926
Writing now. Currently my Internet connection is struggling to load the thread, so I might start a new one.
>>No. 41000
Please come back


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