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"Hilarious" Touhou article
« on: August 18, 2009, 08:01:12 PM »
Here. From the comedy geniuses who brought you  ... every top 6 list someone forwards you in an email.

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« Last Edit: August 18, 2009, 09:46:05 PM by TheⓈtupidOne »

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009, 08:05:50 PM »
Touhou is now mainstream and therefore it sucks

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 08:09:11 PM »
WARNING, WARNING. TROLLS WILL SOON COME TO THIS FORUM.

This shameful piece of shit was made by a certain Anonymous-Fairy, but is now deleted- bawwwww.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009, 08:09:27 PM »
It mentions the FMJ ON Owen remix.  Therefore, it owns

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009, 08:12:25 PM »
It mentions the FMJ ON Owen remix.  Therefore, it owns
^This.

Besides, it did a decent job informing an outsider to what we do... Sort of. I guess I'll post it elsewhere too.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 08:13:34 PM »
NEWSFLASH:

nobody knows shit about Touhou until they join a Touhou forum.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2009, 08:51:51 PM »
It's true. =[

Also, that article is not bad at all for an intro. Then again, cracked.com can be surprisingly non-retarded. Which is suprising, given what a rag Cracked was back in the '90's.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2009, 09:26:11 PM »
This is actually serious and newsworthy, so I moved it to where SERIOUS NEWS goes.

I never thought the day would come when I would move a thread OUT of CirnoBoard.


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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2009, 09:29:03 PM »
This is what an article about Touhou should look like. It's a perfect medium. No stupid fanwank or dumbass memes. No "lol little girls" or "every fan of this series likes child pornography" idiocy. It just tells the reader what goes on and lets them make their own judgment.
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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2009, 09:53:14 PM »
This is actually serious and newsworthy, so I moved it to where SERIOUS NEWS goes.

I never thought the day would come when I would move a thread OUT of CirnoBoard.

YOSH! I'm breaking new ground.

I didn't think the article was *that* bad, to be honest, just that the humor was really forced. It's a semi-decent intro.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2009, 10:10:42 PM »
I thought it was cute. It wasn't pushing it into anyone's face, and Touhou is still a little bit of a niche.

I'd show it around.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2009, 10:11:56 PM »
I thought this was a great article.

Author does try to make a talking point by using MOF's Reimu portrait to say ZUN had to give on something for being the sole creator, but whatever.

The Lunatic screenshots even up to Byakuren's Shinki attack are a really nice touch and the author also balances in the moe pics with the insane Flandre one. Embedded videos too although I have no sound for them here at work is a nice bonus. And it goes into the crux of why Touhou is so popular: the fandom cosplay, doujin comics and games, and the video and music remixes. Pretty much covers it all. Along with the appreciation that something that by all means should be so obscure can be perpetuated so widely and for so long.

I went and showed my co-worker the article. His response:
Great article, very funny lol

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2009, 10:18:53 PM »
Touhou is now mainstream and therefore it sucks

Heh, I'll actually be happy if more Americans know about Touhou. This article is actually decent enough, if only to introduce what Touhou is; the rest they can learn by themselves.

Then again, I feel that ZUN has never intended to make Touhou more popular than it already is in Japan.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2009, 10:21:29 PM »
o good read.

i lol'd a bit....

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2009, 10:43:05 PM »
Good, should had mention that is one of the hardest fight, it won't scare as much people.  :V

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2009, 11:04:14 PM »
Nice grabbing everything off of /jp/ guys

But yeah, I rather like the intro thing. There's pretty much no bias and lets the reader interpret the series themselves.

Drake tangent time, I actually think I would rather Touhou not get too much more popular. It's not the kind of game that would be popular/mainstream or even get many people to play at all. What we would get instead would be even more generalizations and stereotypes than ever before, and terrible people that need to stay away from anything good. We have enough Walfas drones already. I mean, popularity would be nice in some aspects, but just seeing it as it is, it would be mostly a bad thing. Even though more people technically means more art, music, fanworks, projects, and more acknowledgment of the western fanbase, the terrible people come in droves more than people that would actually do stuff. The balance of power is already delicate enough as it is.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2009, 11:06:40 PM »
I kinda like how obscure Touhou is right now. I mean, I barely ran into Flandre's theme on Youtube before I got into Touhou, and I don't even remember how I ran into it.

As for the article, I like most of it. It's pretty quirky but it tells it how it is. Yes, we are a crazy bunch.

However, HOW DARE THAT COSPLAYER MAKE REIMU A WHORE.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2009, 11:10:59 PM »
However, HOW DARE THAT COSPLAYER MAKE REIMU A WHORE.

Like she wasn't already.  But that's why we love the little red-white~

Y'know, I kinda would like Touhou to become at least a little more mainstream than it is right now.  I mean, for one thing it'd increase my chances of finding someone to talk about it with IRL (crazy idea, isn't it?)... But for some reason it just seems like one of those cult things that never gains mainstream success but makes up for this by having an incredibly loyal and devoted (and, um, completely batshit insane, but that's why I love you guys~) fanbase.

...Nice article, by the way.
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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2009, 11:12:58 PM »
Drake tangent time, I actually think I would rather Touhou not get too much more popular. It's not the kind of game that would be popular/mainstream or even get many people to play at all. What we would get instead would be even more generalizations and stereotypes than ever before, and terrible people that need to stay away from anything good. We have enough Walfas drones already. I mean, popularity would be nice in some aspects, but just seeing it as it is, it would be mostly a bad thing. Even though more people technically means more art, music, fanworks, projects, and more acknowledgment of the western fanbase, the terrible people come in droves more than people that would actually do stuff. The balance of power is already delicate enough as it is.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2009, 11:19:05 PM »
The article is good. I think the author could have chosen different pictures to show fan works, though. For example: IOSYS is just one of the musical groups, but not the easiest to listen too, and while he states that Megamari and SM(arisa)W feature Touhou characters, only Marisa and a fan made enemy appear.
But that was just nitpicking, for I approve the written content.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2009, 11:24:12 PM »
Hopefully an article like this means we'll get a nice wave of people who understand the series rather than people just in for the music.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2009, 11:25:45 PM »
More people here...more people here...IS AN INVASION!

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2009, 11:32:42 PM »
I like the part where it mentions little girls and little girls and instead of raping little girls they rape you and little girls and DID I MENTION LITTLE GIRLS? Why do you want to fall under this stereotype?

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2009, 11:38:12 PM »
I like the part where it mentions little girls and little girls and instead of raping little girls they rape you and little girls and DID I MENTION LITTLE GIRLS? Why do you want to fall under this stereotype?
To be fair, it is kinda true. >_>

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2009, 11:38:37 PM »
Drake tangent time, I actually think I would rather Touhou not get too much more popular. It's not the kind of game that would be popular/mainstream or even get many people to play at all. What we would get instead would be even more generalizations and stereotypes than ever before, and terrible people that need to stay away from anything good. We have enough Walfas drones already. I mean, popularity would be nice in some aspects, but just seeing it as it is, it would be mostly a bad thing. Even though more people technically means more art, music, fanworks, projects, and more acknowledgment of the western fanbase, the terrible people come in droves more than people that would actually do stuff. The balance of power is already delicate enough as it is.

Indy fag syndrome.  When you hate the thought of your fandom becoming popular and therefore making your love less indy.
Not quite, but nice try anyways :V

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2009, 11:50:54 PM »
I like the part where it mentions little girls and little girls and instead of raping little girls they rape you and little girls and DID I MENTION LITTLE GIRLS? Why do you want to fall under this stereotype?

Yes, that. That's what I mean about the forced humor. But hey, it's Cracked, so I don't expect it to be side-splittingly funny or anything. As a 500-word article about Touhou it more or less covers the bases.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2009, 12:03:50 AM »
Touhou is already too popular with the "wrong people" and has been for years.  But then that's how it spread to most of us :P  So more people knowing about it can't hurt too much, as I highly doubt mass appeal will cause ZUN to create NintenLolis to satisfy a vapid fanbase.

Also, this article fails because it shows a vid of the Flandre fight, which is about the least impressive thing you can show anyone about Touhou from the last seven years and violently conflicts with the earlier statements that the bosses have "beautiful" and "hard" patterns.  (Well, the "hard" is accurate enough but it's not obvious from the vid.)

I also think there is a bias to the article, namely in its insistent reminders that everyone is a loli and the fanbase has just about every kind of "wrong" thing you could expect from horny and mindless geeks.

u?kurri thinks this article takes it too easy.
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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2009, 01:10:57 AM »
The guy was pretty well informed if only a bit too error prone. I love the twist at the end though and for what it's worth, at least it gave me a good laugh.

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Re: "Hilarious" Touhou article
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2009, 01:50:12 AM »
dohoho

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article sucks, first picture is awesome

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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2009, 02:08:39 AM »
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I'd think so. Still funny though. I doubt one article will bring any mass number of new fans though.
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