Two for Flinching

ahelpfulhamster:

I regret not reading Tag Dream sooner, even if it has some flaws.

It’s a damn sight better than my decision to reread Orphan. Probably gonna just drop that plan entirely.

I regret not reading Tag Dream sooner, even if it has some flaws.

kilkoro:

hey i’ve been thinking of getting into touhou but there are so many games i don’t know where to start ;_; could someone give me a recommendation?

Mountain of Faith and Subterranian Animism are the ones I think are considered te over all best.

ahelpfulhamster:

Look I’m not that great at getting my thoughts across so I’m just gonna let you have this victory. Maybe Kasen can be seen as overly competent. It just doesn’t seem all that different from other characters and I don’t see it as a reason to hate her as a resident of…

I know there is some questionable writing in WaHH but ZUN has never exactly been the best writer. There was likely a better way to handle the Watatsuki sisters as well. In the end though, Kasen is a decent character who has some flaws both as intentional parts of her and as unintentional effects of how she’s portrayed and perceived in the manga.

Also I just wanted to link to a defense of her that I thought was okay and make a reference to the Incredibles. :(

ahelpfulhamster:

I did read the post, I was making an offhand comment about the very end of it. I mean I could make more meaningful comments about, for instance, how Kasen is introduced in chapter 1 of WaHH but I didn’t really feel it was needed when the argument was good as is.

Touhou…

Look I’m not that great at getting my thoughts across so I’m just gonna let you have this victory. Maybe Kasen can be seen as overly competent. It just doesn’t seem all that different from other characters and I don’t see it as a reason to hate her as a resident of Gensokyo.

ryo-maybe:

ahelpfulhamster:

In a world where everyone’s OP, no one is.

I do not wish to start any flame wars or anything of the sort, but I would like to invite you to exercise a bit more thought before posting an opinion on the Internet based on what I can only recognize as a very, very superficial…

I did read the post, I was making an offhand comment about the very end of it. I mean I could make more meaningful comments about, for instance, how Kasen is introduced in chapter 1 of WaHH but I didn’t really feel it was needed when the argument was good as is.

Touhou really can be a case of everyone being seen as OP Mary Sue type characters except at that point there’s not really meaning to saying it’s a problem with any one specific character because all of them are OP and unreasonably successful.

Also Kasen’s only appearances (save for one or two in OSP) are in WaHH which is literally the manga about her. Why it wouldn’t make her look to be a powerful character who can play with Gensokyo’s big girls is beyond me.

also i like kasen. i have no issues with her and like the defense of her even though i’ve literally never seen her get hated on first hand.

fyeahcontroversialcharacters:

  • Character: Kasen Ibaraki
  • Fandom: Touhou Project
  • Reason for Being Hated: Poorly written, sticks her nose into people’s business, gets along fine with at least one shinigami despite being a hermit, considered by some to be a Mary Sue, good at solving problems despite not being a main…

In a world where everyone’s OP, no one is.

I legitimately was not aware of the fact that people dislike Kasen until that ask a while back. And I still don’t get it.

sekibanki:

i laugh so hard at how everyone act surprised or excited at zun saying that he wouldn’t put any fanservice in his games

He seriously does look like the kind of guy who would draw/put fanservice, doesn’t he?

There’s more to fanservice than lewd pictures of girls, I’m afraid.

As a fan of Touhou game names I have to say, “Impossible Spell Card” is refreshingly literal. It’s not quite Shoot the Bullet but it’s very close.

Kinda fitting when you think about it basically being a spiritual successor to the Bunkachou games.

After watching three seasons of Teekyuu I’m no closer to understanding it.

setzeri:

-Vampires too have rights for a normal life!!
-No they don’t. Die Monster.

Part of an old Finnish Touhou 4koma I never finished. (it wasn’t that good)

I think this is literally the ending of EoSD Reimu story.

setzeri:

-Vampires too have rights for a normal life!!

-No they don’t. Die Monster.

Part of an old Finnish Touhou 4koma I never finished. (it wasn’t that good)

I think this is literally the ending of EoSD Reimu story.

It seems the Touhou mod for EU4 is in no way balanced in the player’s favor.

The Hakurei start as an OPM in Japan and not as a daimyo, The Kirisame are in Africa for some reason and easy pickings for the Mamluks and the SDM is in Romania making them the middle of the very terrifying Russia/Ottoman sandwich.

I’ll probably want to stick to Civ Touhou unless I can somehow make EU4 even easier on me.

That modern Youmu is strikingly similar to Banpai Akira's design of her in KD2. And that's good because it's a great asthetic for the character.

takebacktheyuri:

That’s probably not totally accidental since I really loved her look in that game. But I haven’t looked at it in a very long time so the only thing I really remember was the diamond pattern and that she looked really sharp.  Here that’s an argyle knit sweater vest and I can’t remember if it was the same garment type in KD or not…  But now I can’t not see her wearing argyle and it’s probably bc of that game cos damn she looked awesome.

(Let’s, um, not talk about KD Alice, or should I say Failice.  Let’s never speak of that again *cough* -___-;;; it’s like the developers had a fucking grudge against her or something  *wanders off grumbling*)

(oops earlier I remembered this as a comment and not an ask, found it)

I looked up the official art and sure enough it’s a argyle sweatervest. KD2 Youmu has a skirt and… I guess they’re bike shorts instead of pants though. Her hair is also a bit choppier. I suppose it’s really just the vest that makes them look similar.

For reference:

TBTY’s Youmu and KD2 Youmu