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Ran Yakumo appreciation thread.
Ah, so many threads lately.
>>16464538Yeah, I'm not going to stop until I get a better understanding of who she is and her personality. Then we can all take a break.
>>16464349Reminder that she is a parasite and not a real person. She is also a computer.
>>16464692If my computer suddenly became a hot fox-girl you know I'd be the happiest motherfucker on the planet.
>>16464630You would probably be better off looking elsewhere then.It's pretty difficult to draw conclusions for a lot of Touhou's girls who don't appear very often. You'll probably have better luck researching it yourself.
>>16464726You can't learn about a character by playing a vertical scrolling shoot em up computer game.
>>16464630I think ZUN said she had a gentle personality at some point.Also she is a huge nerd. (Canon) pic related.
>>16465010>I think ZUN said she had a gentle personality at some point.Twice, actually.
Ranked 34th! Better than last year!Good Job, Ran!
P A R A S I T EA RASITE
>>16465775Here's hoping next year goes well too.
>>16464630Speaking roles:Perfect Cherry BlossomCage in Lunatic RunagateSilent Sinner in BlueBohemian Archive in Japanese RedNon-speaking roles:Imperishable NightImmaterial and Missing PowerScarlet Weather Rhapsody Shoot The BulletGrimoire of MarisaThese are the bulk of canon Touhou material where she appears. She is, on the whole, sort of dumb at things that aren't math. She's an artificial personality written in the body of an elder demon fox, and is optimized for calculation and execution of physical tasks. She displays low creativity and initiative, but sometimes falls into thinking that she is a person when Yukari is away. In the games she's mostly the puppet/bullet of Yukari, acting on her direct orders to melee attack enemies.
What is there to appreciate?
>>16466231Highly protective.Gentle demeanor, especially in a setting with a lot of jerks.Fluffy tail.Dedicated worker.Also comes with free cat.
>>16466203.>>16465010.>>16465010Thank you. This is very useful in my project. A few others coming to a similar concensus in future threads will be all I need to move forward. I appreciate it.
>>16464692would creampie her Ran port
>>16467547Can Ran even bake?
>>16467917Kitsune can have children with humans, so yes.
>>16468525? What does that have to do with making cream pies/baking? I would assume she knows how to cook.
>>16468934I assumed you were the typical lewd /jp/, especially given who you were responding to.In that case, seeing as how she's pretty much the cook for the Yakumo group, that'd be expected of her.
>>16469155Looking back I sort of understand now.
Why was this not a thing? Why is this so rarely a thing?
>>16470567Because it came out after double dragon 2?
Do you like your Ran in long hair variant? I like Ran, but I also like long hair.
>>16470610Why is she so smug?
>>16470971Because this is the smug template, anon.
>>16470993You missed that that was an old phrase from that era.
She's so beautiful
Ran is perfect. No matter what body-type you depict her in, she is as attractive as always. She's some kind of universal constant of beauty and elegance. I wish there were more slender Rans, though. While I love a large-breasted Ran, there's just so many of them.
I feel it
>>16471182Well that probably has a bit to do with how the most prolific current artists like to give her some serious calcium cannons. And then other artists tend to follow.Slimmer Rans are still around, though you may need to search a bit further.
>>16471182I've got quite a few Rans that are probably more to your liking that I can drop in the thread
>>16477986"Please, anon. Would you?"
I want to liberate her from that nasty woman.
>>16478173Everyone wants a piece of it.
Kitsune anatomy lesson.
>>16485143Gotta give those flotation devices a thorough inspection.
>>16485143>>16485159A hands-on examination!
kitsune are kuso.
>>16486907Kitsune are wonderful.
>>16485143I want to be a good student and learn everything about kitsune anatomy. Please teach me, Ran-sama.
>that feeling when you are nice to all the fox pups that a live around me in hopes that one day an attractive kitsune girl knocks on my door wanting to repay me.
>That feeling when you realize it will never happen.
>that feeling when you blow all their heads off with a .243 out of anger.
>>16487722>>16487734They're still cute, at least
>>16487722>>16487734>>16487747Who are you quoting?
>>16487913I thought that was the style of posting here when you talk about telling a story or feelings.
>>16487913People are going to post like that and you aren't gonna change it. I'm pretty sure I've seen you in other threads before.
>>16488012Yeah. Greentext stories.
>>16488052So I was in the right. That's a relief.
>>16487913I've been wondering; are you the same person who has been asking the same thing each time?By the slim chance that you are, then I kinda forgot to tell you one thing:Leave /jp/ (or any Touhou threads at least) until you've read every Touhou print works ever published.Or you know, don't ask unless it's obviously greentexting. Whatever floats your boat.
It's odd to see cultural terraforming.
>>16487722>>16487734>>16487747Just cut the crap and use that ritual you use on dogs where you bury them in the ground and tease them with food until they starve and then cut off their heads, then stuff a shikigami into them, sew their head back on and force them to turn into a cute girl for you.
>>16488440Don't worry the foxes are gone now ;)
Describe her ass scent to me
>>16489619It's never too late to develop a vivid imagination.
>>16489619Ripe fruits and honey. Smells like paradise.
>>16489765I bet it tastes even better.
>>16490071Don't be nasty.
Ran looks kinda funny today...
>>16491011That Ran is a spy!
>>16491011Yeah, where are her huge milkbags?
Now I like me some busty Ran but kid Ran is cute as fuck and you know it too
>>16491123YES! YES! YES! POST MORE OF THIS GUY!
>>16491153It's too fucking cute.
>>16491184Some things never change.
Double paizuri from Ran and her master.
>>16491241Too much meat and cheese, not enough roughage.
>>16491241I just want Ran, keep the gaphag
Ran's attractive cousin from Flonyard!
Afternoon recreational activities with Ran-shama!
>>16495310Now say it in Japanese.Furonyarudo?
>>16495310Fluffy tail pillow with Yukikaze!
>>16522017ran is a parasite
>>16522115Aren't we all?
>>16528172Changed your stance on helping people yet or have you fallen into a polluted lust with your sense of relieved self hate? Oops, been here before.
RAN IS BEST GIRL SO HELP ME IT'LL KEEP THE THREAD ALIVE
>>16522329Too bad that in canon Ran was stronger than Yukari for a while, meaning that it was probably the other way around.
>>16533917>in canon Ran was stronger than Yukari for a whileI'm gonna need a big goddamn citation here.
>>16533976He probly read this and thought it was legit http://mangapark.me/manga/touhou-yukari-vs-ran-doujinshiIt's still fanfiction
>>16534151>fanfictionThat was my first guess.
>>16534158You here too mr. >>16534124 ?
>>16534162Aaaaand I got the wrong post >>16534101whatever
>>16522017Oh man, I miss Yukataro's works so much. The artstyle was good shit and it was impressive to see how it developed throughout the years.>>16522115I believe the doujins were before that revelation. By then Yukataro had pretty much stopped making Touhou related stuff and moved over to Kantai Collection.
>>16465010Ran in the canon also has a crippling fried tofu addiction to the point Rinnosuke actually was able to near instantly summon her by leaving some on his front porch.She is also the subject of violent physical abuse from Yukari who regularly beats her.
>>16534537It's not abuse if she's not a person. More like debugging.
>>16534537Well, it's not beating, more like hitting a vending machine a few times to get it to work.
>>16534537She didn't listen to orders and a beatdown reminds her of her placeAnd really Ran might know to come when he wants her and just exploits the free Tofu
>>16534537Fried tofu is a fox thing. Also, Rinnosuke only succeed in getting his tofu taken; he never actually got in contact with Ran that way.Ran was a bit too quick for him.
>>16537305"Beware of fox pillows."
>>16534537Ran liking fried tofu is just something ingrained into her fox DNA. It's like hard drugs to them.
>>16534537>violent physical abuset...that's just a meme, right?
>>16538203It's canon that Yukari beats Ran when she steps out of line, like when Ran did her own thing while Yukari was sleeping in PCB.As a shikigami, obedience is power, so putting your fox computer girl back in line actually makes her stronger,
>>16538214I would like to think that cute fox computer girls are treated with kindness, but such is life in Gensokyo, I guess.
>>16538243Yukari is a serious lady.Fortunately there's cats.
>>16538287Dropped my picture.
>>16538203>>16538243Fanon likes to treat Yukari and Ran as a caring mother and child type relationship.In reality the canon relationship has Yukari caring about Ran not in the sense of a individual living being but more like a scientist being really proud of a really complicated AI program/tool that automates all her work. This has been made darker recently too since ZUN established Ran's real body is actually closer to a parasitic downloadable AI programming and what we see is merely a shell.The tragedy is Ran is self aware and Yukari's beatings are to force her back into her slave mentality because it makes Ran more powerful.>In addition, Ran occasionally forgets that she is a shikigami, a servant. That is extremely dangerous. If she does not have a firm grasp on her position, she will easily diverge from the path I have laid out. https://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Bohemian_Archive_in_Japanese_Red/YukariOf course this being Touhou nobody bats an eyelid because it's pretty everyday stuff in Gensokyo.
>>16534537>She is also the subject of violent physical abuse from Yukari who regularly beats her.Aya, please. You can't say it happens regularly on account of a single documented occasion.Unless you're implying that Ran regularly disobeys or misinterprets orders, which I'm sure isn't the case.
>>16539560I really wanna take Ran by the love-handles.
>>16538956>This has been made darker recently too since ZUN established Ran's real body is actually closer to a parasitic downloadable AI programming and what we see is merely a shell.First of all, you're a moron because Ran has always been a shikigami, there was no new news unless you had your head in the sand. What you see is Ran, and Ran is for all intents and purposes both a fox AND shikigami. They are inseparable, as opposed to Chen. Funny how nobody gives Chen any guff for this.>The tragedy is Ran is self aware and Yukari's beatings are to force her back into her slave mentality because it makes Ran more powerful.You are exaggerating the hell out of what is essentially "you fucked up, punishment time." Ran is a servant, that's her job, and how good of a servant is one who essentially says "nah fuck that?" Doubly so when that servant explicitly gains power by doing their job. You think Remilia would let it slide if Sakuya decided to just laze about?In conclusion, quit grimderping.
>>16540266I think the shock for these Anons is that they never really grasped what shikigami were at all. They probably didn't get the point of the possessed crows and living talismans and stuff. Programmable drones are the defining feature of the Yakumos, even Chen's spells when she's near Ran. Only now do they realize that "Ran Yakumo" is the name of the bound personality, which is something that became clear to me when I first read CiLR.
>>16540656ZUN's explanation with the computer allegory is both rather clever and yet easily misunderstood, especially if you're just reading words on a page and not really thinking about it.Shikigami are invisible spirits which are summoned and bound to something (i.e. "Installed"), in this case a fox. This shikigami is Ran.Shikigami will then act in accordance with the order (i.e. "Programming") given. In this case, it's a pretty simple one: "carry out Yukari's orders."He probably would have caused less confusion among western audiences if he just went with the regular explanation and said "figure it out."
>>16540656So the fox is a sovereign citizen, and Ran is merely an oppressive identity enforced by the Gensokyo state?
>>16534537The fox is not for hitting! She is for lap pillows and tail cuddles!
>>16547553What did chen trip on?
>>16547894Nothing, she's just playing with the tails a la cat teaser.
>>16548669Is that you Wool..?
>>16548727no, i'm a guy who does vector traces of other peoples art, that image is based off of wool's drawings
>>16548669It's pretty good, I like it.
>>16552461I really like this picture except for her right leg.
>>16552652Her right leg is not lying down, she's kneeling on it. So it appears shorter.
>>16552694That's why I corrected myself and said left. Her left leg shouldn't extend that far out, especially when we have the other for reference right next to it.
>>16552762I know, and I'm saying that's why the left appears longer. The right one is more upright, the left one is flat.
>>16552774Sitting like that doesn't make your other leg jut out that far. Try it yourself.
>>16552797The view in the picture is not from directly above, it is at an angle. It's rather easy to get that to occur.In any event, this discussion is silly.
>>16552828>the picture is not from directly above, it is at an angle.That only makes it worse then, since the angle should be mitigating length difference by obscuring Y-axis depth. Not only that, but her legs are clearly touching. It's simply impossible unless that leg were dislocated. It's a pretty glaring flaw flaw.
>>16555799please rename this to "fatfoxfanny". It's very close to alliteration, but you chose not to, and it's upsetting me.
>>16540656I read they were similar to the familiars in western folklore, like cats and owls. From my perception of western media, there is a power dynamic, but it is not as dictatorial as with a shikigami. That is where I got the misconception.
>>16559825Chen! Don't be so rude!
>>16559986Kitty knows what kitty wants.
>>16559825>>16563772This is not a proper relationship between a shikigami and her master!
>>16564888Perhaps not.But they're also animal youkai.
>>16464349Yay for Ran-shama!
Touhou is gay.
Whoa! Shake it baby!
>>16569325So fluffy. I want to touch it.
>>16565132And yet, here you are.
>>16571761It's a trap.
>>16581336The best traps are the ones you don't mind falling for.
>>16583078This is my favorite Ran in modern clothes.
>>16583078Chubby ran guy's big sister drew that for him, how cute.
I drew Ran
>>16583078>>16587766Chanta's Ran creates a primal lust in me.
>>16581464Oh my god, she's so fluffy! I want to hug those tails!
>>16592528That's how she gets ya.
>>16592643Whatever happens afterwards, it was worth it!
>>16592528It's a trap!
>>16539560Kami bless Yukaranosukehe is the BEST ran artist has the upper most top tier taste in fetishes and draws her chen and the other canid touhou the best
>>16593679This garbage out of here before I break my foot off in your ass
>>16593694>top tier fetishes>fursuitAt least Ikuta actually shades and shadows. Especially in doujinshi. Talk about lazy.
>>16593658out of all the drawings of Ran, this is the only guy who drew Ran's curly strand of hair
>>16593817She only ever has that in her PCB portrait, but it was definitely a cute nod to that in the 'jin.
>>16593817Too bad smell is a terrible fetish
>>16593915I was just talking about the art, not the fetishes.
>>16593817What are you spoiling?
>>16595615If you hover your mouse over it, you can see!That's 4chan basics
>>16596793That wasn't a spoiler. Please do not misuse the spoiler feature.
>>16597024Yes it was.How many people do you think know about the curly hair?
>>16597334This man is right! I most certainly didn't know she had a curl in her hair. I thought I was a Ran-Fan until that Anon posted that spoiler. I'm a disgrace for not noticing it
>>16593679>>16593694They're in the same doujin circle and seem to follow the same general idea of futa Ran and furries . Can't we all agree to love fox cock?
>>16598311>futa Randropped>Can't we all agree to love fox cock?no faggot>>>/lgbt/
>>16600516Not accepting Ran in all her forms?It sounds like you're the faggot here.
>>16464349What is sex with Ran like?
>>16601693Very fluffy and comfy
I can honestly say that I would have bet good money on this crossover never being drawn.
Don't talk to me or my shikigami or my shikigami's shikigami ever again.
Behold. The shape-shifting mistress of milfdom.
>>16630838Fact: Ran is the smuggest touhou
>>16593679The correct answer.
>>16643850why is Ran so fluffy?
>>16655794>this is the only way you'll be able to share a kiss with RanTime to hit the bottle again
>>16647289Because she's a big softie.
Ran is a horny mommy who wants anon dick!
T H I C C F O XCan Ran still be a milf if Chen is adopted?
>>16670080she can after i'm done with her
I appreciate her hentai.
post smug Ran!
A Longer haired Ran is fine too!
Please say something nice about my beautiful wife
>>16704423you mean mine!
>>16704509>>16704477I have had Ran as my waifu ever since college over ten years ago so we have had a long and healthy relationship and I know her better than any of you fake 3D husbandos ever will
>>16704423Posting images from this artist is a bannable offense. Read the rules.
>>16704615It doesn't violate any of the global or jp specific rules, what are you on about?
>>16704612Then why did she divorce you and marry me instead and said I'm better?
>>16704612I love her though! We hold hands every night!~
I can't decide who I like better, Ran Yakumo or Kanako Yasaka
>>16704654I've got a solution for you, anon.
>>16710222>Ranako YakusakaImagine how excruciatingly powerful they would be if they somehow fused together.I bet there's not a spell card for that
I want to cuddle a fluffy and silky Ran-sama!
Saving Private Ran from page 10!
>>16735180Oh my god, look at all that fluff!
>>16735301It is her specialty.
>>16758927FUCK OUTTA HERE. RAN IS THE BEST.
>>16758927Please do not talk about my wife in such a way
>>16758927Tanuki go away.
What if Ran was actually a supreme god? How do we know she's not just LETTING Yukari be her master?
>>16762938Next time, please read what you just wrote to yourself before pressing the "Submit" button, and ask yourself if that's really something worth posting.
I masturbate and mentally visualize this girl more often than children the last 8 or so years.
>>16767632>Falling for the baitCmon now you can't keep doing that, anon.But yeah it was so worth it.
>>16721463even 3d piggu is nice when Ran.
>>16771809But did she Ran when parked?
Ran needs to go on a diet.
>>16772360What if Ran...was a man?
>>16772399I'd still be a fan.
What if Ran...drove a van?
>>16774921She could drive me to Afghanistan.
What if Ran...formed a clan?
>>16774998I would swear allegiance to her... and be her main man?
What if Ran...got a tan?
>>16774921Would you could you, with a Ran?Would you could you, in a Van?
>>16775786I would do it with Ran, I would do it in a Van!I would do it with a plan, I would do it in the can!I would do it with her all the way from Cheyenne to Japan!And I would even do it aboard the USS Saipan!I would do it in every way that I can, because I can truly say that I am in love with Ran!
>>16775786>>16777450I would make Chen with Ran~
>>16777778This post is a tragedy. I want to make a little sister for Chen with Ran
>>16777791why one? why not three? or six? or even nine!?
>>16777833One at a time of course; unless we are exceptionally blessed. I'm going to start a whole clan with her!
>>16777883I would too!I'm gonna marry Ran soon
>>16777943I would play this game if all the girls were touhous
>>16777778I would make little Rans with her.>>16777450Ran turns us into poets. She's truly inspirational.
>>16778839It's really easy to make them yourself, just edit the sprites and names
Ran's fluffiness is a miracle of the universe!
>>16792561Got a source on that?
>>16795888Me on the right obviously
>>16795888>>16795943I think your name isn't jelly
>>16795982That is too slutty and not something my waifu would do
>>16792561>not posting the pantsu version
>>16795982>I think your name isn't jellyOh, but I am.
>>16799048Why would there even be a version without the pantsu?
>>16800833The first one was a WIP.
>>16797139But it is something my waifu would do.
>>16807479Such a gorgeous picture
>>16807479>>16808390>>16808426what happened to him?
>>16808595no Idea, I hope he'll come back soon...
Aw yes.Mizuga time.
>>16809515>Yuri and futanariFrom bad to worse
>>16809528This one appears to be both with the reader and lack futa.
>>16809541Why would the cover lie about it?
>>16809571Ah, I missed that.Go me.
Why does she spins so much?Can't face her because I just can't stop laughing about how funny she looks frantically rotating around.
This thread has been up for over two months without reaching reply or image limit. I guess people dont really appreciate her much anymore ;_;
>>16813425Would you rather we just mindlessly imagedumped until post limit?Welcome to /jp/, we have slow threads here.
>>16813425Actually I'm just waiting for the thread to almost hit the bottom before bumping it with images. I want to extend the life of this thread for as long as possible. Besides, let others appreciate whomever they please, I'm staying right here in the Ran thread.
>>16813458Kind of like this
>>16819347Needs a game genie under it