LilithSlave teaches you about the one true religion: Touhou

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I really, really like touhou; it's a shame I was never able to find a version that ran on mac, or ran well (stupid graphical glitches -.- really useful, but make gameplay ugly and not worth doing) on my parallels setup. When I get my windows tower later this year, I'll probably give it another shot ^_^

Also, we have enough "parody" religions kicking around. Don't make me tell you that you don't actually believe this.

Elmoth:

Matthew94:
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Cheers for the explanations, I guess that would explain the situation a bit better, though I think it's also a case of posters looking for a known user with negative rep to farm for forum drama (lilith in this thread wasn't particularly hostile, but others came into the thread with expectations of drama and subtly pushed the thread in that direction).

Frankster:

Elmoth:

Matthew94:
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Cheers for the explanations, I guess that would explain the situation a bit better, though I think it's also a case of posters looking for a known user with negative rep to farm for forum drama (lilith in this thread wasn't particularly hostile, but others came into the thread with expectations of drama and subtly pushed the thread in that direction).

See the story of the boy who cried wolf... Eventually the rest of the town got tired of the boy's shit.

Frankster:

Elmoth:

Matthew94:
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Cheers for the explanations, I guess that would explain the situation a bit better, though I think it's also a case of posters looking for a known user with negative rep to farm for forum drama (lilith in this thread wasn't particularly hostile, but others came into the thread with expectations of drama and subtly pushed the thread in that direction).

There was the additional fact that in a previous thread (about a Touhou mod for minecraft I believe)Lilith was very much deriding people for not knowing about Touhou. So this thread was kind of poisoned by that from it's inception as it was inevitably going to be viewed by some people as a continuation of that argument.

Unfair? Definitely. Predictable? Likewise.

I'm not going to slog through the dredge of comments here, but from what I've seen, it looks like a long, boring, argument. Anyway, my thoughts on Touhou are as follows:
I don't understand why people like it so much and care so much for 1-d characters.
I have nothing wrong with bullet-hell games, but I just don't understand why this series gets so much love when it has done literally nothing to stand out amongst it's genre aside from being indie.
Also, not to be an ass, but I can't stand the fanbase (kind of like how Yahtzee feels about Portal's fanbase, annoying and meme-ridden). I used to hang out on some other forums where they ran rampant and just about every thread could be derailed by bringing up Touhou. I'll stick to avoiding it.

TizzytheTormentor:
If it's so popular, how come I never heard of it, unlike cave story, I know what it is despite not playing it (yet) also doesn't Minecraft have 20million fans, pretty sure that beats out Touhou.

I have heard there are metric tons of porn regarding it (looking at the images above...creepy)

It's only really popular in japan and with hardcore weaboos. And Metric ton does not come close to how much porn there is of it. if that porn formed some sort of porn-voltron and fought all the other porn, it would crush it. with its porny foot

Hazy992:

LilithSlave:
Their opinions are inconsequential and should be treated as such.

And herein lies the problem Lilith. 'I don't agree with their opinions so their opinions don't matter'. Seriously?

Well no. Nobody should like stop liking My Little Pony, for instance, just because some vocal haters out there don't think they should.

Matthew94:
Most people are talking about her previous threads and her many, many posts that showed a dislike of the site and anyone who thought differently from her.

Then you should drop dramas and not drag them into clean threads. You should just let things go and move on.

Stagnant:
I really, really like touhou; it's a shame I was never able to find a version that ran on mac, or ran well (stupid graphical glitches -.- really useful, but make gameplay ugly and not worth doing) on my parallels setup. When I get my windows tower later this year, I'll probably give it another shot ^_^

Also, we have enough "parody" religions kicking around. Don't make me tell you that you don't actually believe this.

Good luck with that!

Lilani:
You can't tell me there is or ever would be a female touhou character as fat or as well-covered as this guy here:

Err, yeah. I don't mean to sound condescending at all. But saying that does show you don't know all that much about Touhou and are being kind of assuming and wrong.

Pretty much the only place that Touhou characters are sexualized is the fanart.

The female characters, are as well covered as that guy. Also, almost none of the official fanart gives any of them breasts. Most of them wear fairly ornate frilly dresses that covers practically every inch of their bodies except their face.
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None of them in the official fanart are portrayed as fat. Though in the popular fanon or meme-dom, Yuyuko who is just posted is frequently portrayed as being fat.

I'm sorry, but you were mostly just saying incorrect assumptions there. While what you were saying is sadly true for a lot of the gaming industry. It is not correct about the Touhou games themselves. The 'Magical girl with a dash of Dragon Ball Z' was more accurate. Speaking of Dragon Ball Z. They official works, at the very least, do not sexualize the females any more than Miyazaki films do. Your criticism hits spot on of the video game industry in general. However, it is kind of ignorant to level that at the Touhou games, in my opinion.

Also, having no women present isn't exactly better than having sexualized women. To say that Team Fortress 2 is better than Touhou and should be more normalized than Touhou. No, I don't think so. The answer to the sexualization of women is never to make women more invisible.

IamLEAM1983:
What I and a few others are saying is that Touhou Project's overall aesthetics just aren't doing it for us.

Us? The entire site? Some people are telling me I'm being "dramatic" and "generalizing" to think that "most people" don't like [insert thing I like here] and to stop assuming that people don't like what I like and that I need to go elsewhere to talk about it. Then when I post threads about said thing, like now, which I did in a light hearted, not rude fashion. People tell me "we don't don't want to talk about this. We don't like this."

I'm supposed to want to regret saying I want to go somewhere else, where people feel different from what you say. But I'm not supposed to make topics about apparently unpopular things. Either way I have to be assuming, to not leave or look for somewhere else because I think people don't like what I like. Or not make threads about things I like, because people don't like what I like.

I hope not everyone here, or even most people here, are so different from me. I'm well known for liking cute things for the sake of them being cute. And people liking something different from me doesn't bother me, but I don't like the sinking feeling, that while people can go on and on about how they hate cute aesthetics, "girly" aesthetic, Japanese aesthetics, anime aesthetics, or whatever. People would roast someone for talking bad about Western aesthetics. Like some kind of double standard. It has happened to me in the past.

LilithSlave:

Hazy992:

LilithSlave:
Their opinions are inconsequential and should be treated as such.

And herein lies the problem Lilith. 'I don't agree with their opinions so their opinions don't matter'. Seriously?

Well no. Nobody should like stop liking My Little Pony, for instance, just because some vocal haters out there don't think they should.

Of course they shouldn't and I'd never suggest otherwise, but the way you worded it sounded as if you thought a person's opinion wasn't valid if you didn't agree with it.

Also, good to see you're back Lilith. I'm not saying that sarcastically either, I really do mean that :)

LilithSlave:

Matthew94:
Most people are talking about her previous threads and her many, many posts that showed a dislike of the site and anyone who thought differently from her.

Then you should drop dramas and not drag them into clean threads. You should just let things go and move on.

Oh, look who is back. With a vengeance no doubt? Hmmm

Looky here, this is your second post in the thread (apart from the OP), well before I entered it.

"Remember when I have repeatedly stated I have a tipsy opinion of this site?"

Within the first page you instigated drama. Don't blame me for your faults.

EDIT

THEN I SUGGESTED THE DUKE

I saw these games on youtube a while back, and I didn't really get what was going on. Is it just a scrolling shooter the whole way through? I've never really gotten into a game like that. Played Ikaruga and R-Type a bit but I got tired of dying. I could see maybe if there was an engaging story getting into it. The shooters I've played ended up feeling a little tetrisy, and I hate Tetris.

If you were to make a top 10 list of scrolling shooter games, I seriously doubt any of the ten or so Touhou games would make it on the list. They're simply too rudimentary.

On the other hand, if you wanted to find some apropriately loli-free shoot-em-ups, then look might want to follow the link below. Its a pretty damn comprehensive list of games, and no little girls in sight!

http://socksmakepeoplesexy.net/index.php?a=shmup00

LilithSlave:
Us? The entire site? Some people are telling me I'm being "dramatic" and "generalizing" to think that "most people" don't like [insert thing I like here] and to stop assuming that people don't like what I like and that I need to go elsewhere to talk about it. Then when I post threads about said thing, like now, which I did in a light hearted, not rude fashion. People tell me "we don't don't want to talk about this. We don't like this."

I think you missed the part where I said "A FEW of us don't like it". I never claimed to speak for the entirety of the community, Lilith. All I'm saying is defending this like it's the best thing ever since sliced bread and that anyone who doesn't really enjoy it is in the wrong is more than a little close-minded - precisely because A FEW of us will not like it, no matter how much evidence you present us.

Is that clear enough? I, personally, do not like Touhou. Does that mean most of us don't like it? Of course not. You're perfectly free to geek out about it with folks who would be prone to geeking out about it - but I think I still have the right (and so do several others) to say that it just isn't their thing.

You'd think that's pretty simple.

Guys, there's no point in arguing with her anymore on this. I don't know too much about LS but from the way she's speaking now it seems she's gotten better. Anyway I understand that you enjoy Touhou and I can understand how you expected more people on a gaming website to know what it was but the case is that not many people did. while your post was not the most cohesive or to the point. It was the most comprehensive. And now I know what Touhou is....

Believe it or not everyone now knows what Touhou is from your OP and the subsequent shitstorm it caused. Now whenever people on this site see "Touhou" they will think of your name and vice versa.

Anyway, I hope people stop giving you a hard time, there are a lot of decent folk around here and many of them would gladly enjoying talking about games or whatever with you.

Now can we all end this and focus on what really matters?

Finding out where the HELL in the world

woman is?

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