...but were too afraid to ask. (Thread #2)
Greetings! Touhou is a huge franchise, with record-breaking numbers of games, music, books and comics, both official and unofficial. As a result there's a lot of different ways to get introduced to it, and new fans can quickly become overwhelmed trying to figure things out. Even veterans can get confused when certain details are obscure, mistranslated or rely on Japanese cultural assumptions.
That's where I come in. If you have any questions about Touhou, post them here and I'll try to answer them. I won't pretend to know everything about the series, but I know a good deal, so hopefully I can make a few anons happy.
First off, three types of questions that I usually won't be able to answer:
1. Anything related to a fan work rather than official content (beyond things like "what is this based on?"). If you're not sure whether something is a fan work, ask.
2. Gameplay advice. What works for one person won't always work for another, and most of it comes down to practice and memorisation anyway. Just keep at it; you'll get there eventually. Or install a godmode patch, whatever. If you're not good at the shooting games then try the fighters, and vice versa.
3. Anything even vaguely lewd or sexual. Even high heels are too lewd for ZUN, so don't expect him to have given many details on this stuff.
You can also try checking out http://en.touhouwiki.net/ - it has general Touhou information, transcripts, and links to various other useful sites.
Ignore the other site at Wikia.com. To make a long story short Wikia has fewer features now than it did a few years ago, and it's company policy not to let sites with high Google rankings go abandoned.