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attention all Touhou gamers:

I wrote a deep and personal reflection on how Touhou Project inspires me to live my best life

it's incredible how "decentralized" just became code for "let fascists use your servers" in like a decade flat

oh yeah and follow she's cool as hell and i credit her with getting me into the series and the art scene on the whole

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lots of little stealth-edits here and there as i'm re-reading it for the 50th time

i can read it over and over again but until i get the adrenaline rush of publishing something new, a lot of stuff will fly under my radar, heh

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in this new post I try to get into the history of Touhou as an art scene, its semi-copyleft license, and how it's inspired thousands of artists to create art

and why this "semi-centralized" series is a bit more complex to get into than many other stories

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it's been nearly two years since my original blog post, "How Touhou Inspired Me To Live My Best Life"

it still does inspire me, even to this day, in a way I find fulfilling, thanks to the art scene built up around it

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second major revision (based on feedback from

will likely publish in a few hours

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the fashion in Forbidden Scrollery is off the rails

first major revision is done

letting it sit overnight again

might publish tomorrow

this is actually happening

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i should be clear: i'm not asking about canon, i'm asking about your take on it

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Fujiwara no Mokou's spell card where she grows giant flame wings is because:

"Kanako first appeared as the Final boss of Mountain of Faith ... [Kanako] was indirectly responsible for the events of Subterranean Animism, Undefined Fantastic Object, Touhou Hisoutensoku and Ten Desires."

snake mom extremely powerful. i stan

they also recorded *all of the lyrics to all of the songs* in this conlang, too

just... incredible dedication. holy crap

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i love how Monster Hunter ostensibly takes place in like the year 10,000 or whatever, and that Capcom has developed this conlang which is basically "japanese, but vowel-shifted to the point of being unrecognizable"

*and they recorded all of the voice lines in this conlang*

ok well

that's a draft done

some of you are going to be a bit disappointed at the answer but Honestly, There's No Other Way

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