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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2011, 03:31:06 AM »
What is the best thing about 2chan?

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Are you unaware of the other large doujinshi conventions in Japan that focus solely on original games?

Have you ever actually been to Comiket? Touhou only takes up about 1/9 of the whole thing.
Yup and nope! Sorry, I suppose I'm making uneducated statements based on impressions from the amount of discussion various subcultures get on this side of the pond (ie, way more when it's the fan stuff) - I've not been in a position to look into it myself, and assumed if the majority was in fact original material would have more presence even on the English-speaking internet.

Could you point to some of these conventions or perhaps some Japanese news sites that cover doujin in greater variety?

Edit: Looks like Touhou was actually 1/14 of C77, while the top 20 fanworks accounted for about 2/7 of the circles. I guess that's no plague of unoriginality.

Twinkies or another Hostess snack cake?
Cupcakes.
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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2011, 04:39:23 AM »
What was your first video game? On a further note, first VN?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2011, 04:49:04 AM »
What is the best thing about 4chan? :V
There was something here once. Wonder what...

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2011, 05:01:06 AM »
What was your first video game? On a further note, first VN?
First video game: I don't recall clearly, but it might have been Ducktales for NES. Or, if it counts, this Mac game that got an XBLA port.

First VN: Kagetsu Tohya. :V

What is the best thing about 4chan? :V
That it gave rise to iichan, I suppose.

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2011, 07:04:20 AM »
You've mentioned you lived in San Francisco, what do you personally like about the city, tourist traps, etc? 
What about looking at it from a geographical standpoint?

How did Batman thwart the Red Hood?
In your layman view, what could American comics gain from studying Japan? Vice versa?

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2011, 08:02:18 AM »
Do you play MMO's?





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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2011, 09:06:37 AM »
You've mentioned you lived in San Francisco, what do you personally like about the city, tourist traps, etc?
It's nice that you can get around easily without a vehicle, maybe moreso than with one - big change from the subutbs. And the diversity is great, we've got an awesome variety of food. Bahn mi, bulgogi, burritos, burgers, crepes, KFC, pizza and sushi can all be found within blocks of my house.

What about looking at it from a geographical standpoint?
I dunno, it makes a pretty good place to do a mass transit case study? :p My education's been more focused applied geographic techniques, so I haven't actually looked at it that much from either a human or physical perspective. I imagine the diversity makes it a pretty interesting place to study as well, but that's not my area of interest.

How did Batman thwart the Red Hood?
Beats me. I never did get around to picking up the other volumes. So far I suppose he's only thwarted Onyx getting herself killed out of stubbornness by showing up at the right time.

In your layman view, what could American comics gain from studying Japan? Vice versa?
Well, I haven't read a great deal, but my impression is that American superhero comics lack focus and approachability, if that's the right way to put it. The constant cameos by characters I'm not familiar with make me think I'd have to have grown up with them to fully appreciate the read, and I feel that they're to the detriment of some series like Sandman that could have stood on their own. (Then again, Sandman also had some fantastic issues that were technically 'cameos,' like the Prez short - I guess the big difference was whether they got shoehorned into the central plot or not.)

Vice versa, I think Japanese media could learn a lot about applying the principle of 'show, don't tell' from American comics.

Do you play MMO's?
Only when a friend drags me into them - then they lose interest and so do I, because MMOs are never much fun alone. Most recently (disregarding a brief venture into Vindictus, which I thought pretty much sucked, even with friends) I played DFO for a couple of months. I think my overall favorite was the original Mabinogi.

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2011, 09:56:30 AM »
What's your favorite way of passing the time?

What's the fastest you've ever gone? (any vechicle)

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2011, 10:10:05 AM »
Could you point to some of these conventions or perhaps some Japanese news sites that cover doujin in greater variety?
Not really, but Comitia is the biggest all-original doujinshi convention in Japan and it also takes place at Big Sight. (I think)

But even at Comiket, there is still plenty of non-Touhou stuff. It's just easy to pick out Touhou since it is pretty much the sole biggest group.

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2011, 12:23:17 PM »
How many damn nicks have you used at this point anyway

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2011, 12:25:16 PM »
あなたのせいでまたここに訪れることになってしまいました。どう償ってもらえますか?

それと最後につかったオナヌーのおかずは何なんでしょうか?

あと私は若くて天才で美形ですよね?

最後に上の人は非常に見苦しい懐古厨ですよね?
物凄く面白くないですね、皆さんは!^^

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2011, 12:37:58 PM »
最後に上の人は非常に見苦しい懐古厨ですよね?
おいおい、何回言わせれば気が済むんだ、お前?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2011, 12:39:28 PM »
How many damn nicks have you used at this point anyway
I try to limit myself to four of them at any given time these days.

あなたのせいでまたここに訪れることになってしまいました。どう償ってもらえますか?
俺の体は十分でしょ?

それと最後につかったオナヌーのおかずは何なんでしょうか?
もちろん貴女のコト。

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あと私は若くて天才で美形ですよね?
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最後に上の人は非常に見苦しい懐古厨ですよね?

人のこと言えないよね?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2011, 04:09:20 PM »
What is your favorite gum?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2011, 05:43:41 PM »
Regarding VNs - what are your favourites, if you have any in particular?
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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2011, 06:27:05 PM »
What is your favorite gun?
Favorite touhou game?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2011, 06:47:37 PM »
Where/how did you learn moonrunes? How long have you been studying them?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2011, 11:10:30 PM »
What is your favorite gum?
Juicy Fruit.

Regarding VNs - what are your favourites, if you have any in particular?
Subarashiki Hibi, definitely. Saya no Uta is a runner-up and happens to have an English translation.

What is your favorite gun?
Calico Liberty III. That helical magazine is seriously dope.

Favorite touhou game?
Hmm, good question. I haven't played them with any regularity since PoFV, but I think I have to say SA regardless. I like IN too, but it's so long and slow... the others mostly destroy me in terms of difficulty, I'm really not good at shmups.  :P

Where/how did you learn moonrunes? How long have you been studying them?
I've been taking classes and studying on and off for around ten years now, but I feel I only really started to absorb anything once I began making myself read VNs and listen to anime completely in Japanese the past year or so. There's really no substitute for immersion.
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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2011, 12:09:54 AM »
Juicy Fruit.

Has it, in the past, moved you?  If not, do you expect it will?

Would you describe its chewiness as "soft", and does said chewiness get to you in any way?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2011, 12:14:44 AM »
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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2011, 12:51:50 AM »
Has it, in the past, moved you?  If not, do you expect it will?
If applied in sufficient quantity, it seems more likely to anchor me in place.

Would you describe its chewiness as "soft", and does said chewiness get to you in any way?
Upon further consideration, while its flavor may be prime its texture is indeed inferior. I would rank the crunchy-shell gums such as Dentyne above it in that aspect.

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2011, 04:04:17 AM »
Places outside the USA by you visited?
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[20:45:39] Hakurei Reimu: ... because it shoots once and then you throw it out?
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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2011, 06:47:40 AM »
Places outside the USA by you visited?

Well, I was born in Canada, moved to the US in 1990. Went to Japan in 1998. Went on a three-week tour of central Europe - France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Switzerland, Austria - a few years after that. Haven't left the country since except to visit my Canadian relatives.

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #53 on: May 13, 2011, 02:29:11 PM »
How nice
[20:45:19] Ciryano: come and behold why they call it the Panzerfaust
[20:45:39] Hakurei Reimu: ... because it shoots once and then you throw it out?
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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #54 on: May 13, 2011, 02:35:13 PM »
If you liked it, would you put a ring on it?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #55 on: May 13, 2011, 04:23:45 PM »
What are the best and worst animes you've watched?  VNs?  Games played?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #56 on: May 13, 2011, 04:25:08 PM »
Oh, you were born in Canada? What part?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #57 on: May 13, 2011, 09:09:36 PM »
If you liked it, would you put a ring on it?
I notice Beyonce didn't sing anything about pre-nups.

What are the best and worst animes you've watched?  VNs?  Games played?
Best anime: Baccano!
Worst anime: Kannazuki no Miko or maybe Venus Versus Virus.

Best VN: Still Subarashiki Hibi
Worst VN: In ascending order of awfulness- out of translated games, Chaos;Head. Japanese, it's technically an RPG but Kimi ga Yobu, Megiddo no Oka de. OELVN, this fanfic thing I played out of morbid curiosity.

Best game: Team Fortress 2
Worst game: Civilization V. I bought it at release. What a waste of money.

Oh, you were born in Canada? What part?

Ontario, near Ottawa. My relatives mostly live in the Toronto area, though.

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #58 on: May 13, 2011, 09:14:50 PM »
Ontario, near Ottawa. My relatives mostly live in the Toronto area, though.
Jinsei Owata?
Would you prefer a lot of friends, or a small amount of closer friends? Do you have a job? Are you a massive MMO player, and have you ever been accepted into a beta for one? Is there an Eight Holy Scripture?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 13 - Seventh Holy Scripture
« Reply #59 on: May 13, 2011, 09:33:30 PM »
How many holes does your scripture have in it?

If Sariel, Konngara, Mima, Yumemi, Yuka, and Shinki got into an all out brawl, how would you watch it?

If a giant meteor was about to fall on your house, what would you use to catch it?

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