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>> No.17425124

I was 14 and stumbled upon xi-on's metal tracks on youtube.

>> No.17425127

Just like an infection, I began when I heard Bad Apple, then didn't care about it for years, and then a friend made me play a whole load of touhou songs in osu!
After that it kinda got my attention and I completed EoSD in Lunatic but didn't find it worth to do so in the other games.

>> No.17425131

I don't remember.

I don't remember.
Stumbled upon it a while back.

>> No.17425163

By the way the songs I used to play with my friend the most are this one
And this one

Recently, I still play osu! and I'm hooked to this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfHAH2LNI4s

>> No.17425199

When: Like 8 years ago.

How: A friend of mine shared this vid. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji88FmxemAs )to me asking me to find the game for him. So I googled "Hard shoot them up games" and I found a vid of Touhou 11.
Then I downloaded itm and played it and shared it to that friend but he didn't like.

>> No.17425267

Necrofantasia remix from a /f/ vip.swf flash that read lots of mp3s from some site.

>> No.17425293

The History Channel had a multiplayer game based on their show "Shootout" about 12-13 years ago. I met a neo nazi on their servers the night it went live. Anyway this guy had all these sprays of (what I would later learn to be) Reimu in Third Reich outfits, reading Mein Kampf to schoolkids, killing Soviets etc . I dl'd the games via proxy/ftp from his server and started playing (I already had most of the locale settings from my other gook games already)

tl;dr from a neo nazi on the history channel multiplayer shootout nascar fan irc channel.

>> No.17425344

Around 2007~ I stumbled these SSBM MADs from a youtube diving and saw some Native Faith and Night of Nights ones and wanted to find out more.

>> No.17425354

I never did, but yukkuri content amuses me so that's the only reason I even stop by this board

>> No.17425372

I played a sven co-op map that had eosd's menu theme and hakurei reitai festival as bgm back in 2009, then some friends who were into touhou showed me the "ronald mcdonald insanity" video.

>> No.17425380
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I got into Touhou April of last year. A friend of mine has long been into it and I decided to finally bite the bullet. Played everything, read ALMOST everything (all the manga except SSiB at least), loved it. It turned out much better than I'd been thinking. I was apprehensive since I suck at STGs and thought Touhou was all yuri and basically a bunch of fan stuff had muddled my impressions.

>> No.17425400

>and thought Touhou was all yuri
And what would even be the problem with that?

>> No.17425406

In 2008 I think when https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX050NcDNAU was getting spammed on /b/. I had seen touhou stuff floating around before then but I never gave it any thought.

>> No.17425413

Thinking about it now, it's funny that most people here didn't know what the hell touhou was and those that did know got away with running anyone who asked in circles.

>> No.17425419
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I think it was around 2009. I was really into overly difficult games like IWTBTG, Contra, and perhaps most pertinently: Ikaruga. A friend of mine told me there was a game that was like Ikaruga but with even more bullets, and it also had cute waifus and awesome music. Started with the PC-98 games and played through the whole series-- honestly I wasn't really hooked until EoSD. Been a fan ever since, and it's always been a niche thing me and that friend can bond over.

>> No.17425436

Having knowledge about touhou since years but not interested until searching for some megaman fangames find megamari, then wikia then PC-98 games (and kinoko marisa)

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I remember this bot and the outrage it generated (despite being a single self bumping thread). I had saved an EFG spoof thread with EFG mimicking the chest movements from the images but lost it along the way.

>> No.17425496

Around 2003, browsing around for more STG to play. Ended up on Zun's old site somehow and downloaded the trials for EoSD and PCB.

>> No.17425527
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I've probably been "aware" of Touho since 10 years ago when I first started browsing 4chan (first contact was probably on /a/ and random hentai doujins).

However, it wasn't until November last year that I started plowing through the games and all the official print works. I'm currently somewhere around ULiL. Started coming to /jp/ around February this year.

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It was back in 2008, when this post popped up on the young /jp/: >>/jp/thread/S226131

At first I was intrigued by the thread alone. Then, curiosity took over. One thing led to the next, and these days I'm a proud primary who nonetheless misses TH-P.

>> No.17425580

>decided to finally bite the bullet
You're supposed to avoid those, you secondary.

>> No.17425594
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It's not about how long you've known about Touhou.

It's about what you've done in that time frame.

Some people who have know about Touhou for a year know more and/or have done more than some people who've known about it for 10+ years.

Instead of discussing how LONG, we should be discussing how WIDE.

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>finding someone that was in the same thread you were 9 years ago
I dont know what to say...

>> No.17425612

I first got interested in Touhou, it's music, and casually playing some games during the IN - MOF boom

I only really started getting heavily into it and reading the print works like 3 years ago.

Never got into doujins outside of a very small number that I like.

>> No.17425617

Jump in the lake.

>> No.17425636

Comiket 52 like everyone else, unlike the cancer in this thread who should be banished from /jp/.

>> No.17425650

I was aware of touhou like 2007ish from the iosys video and doujin manga, didn't get into touhou until 2010 and was surprised to find out the source material was a bullet hell game.

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first time was around 2004-2005, saw some random 2hu related videos from youtube like cirno math class and tsurupettan. Games i discovered 2008-2009 (around IN or UFO).

>> No.17425662

I dont think youtube was around in 2004

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well then it was 2005-2006 but it was early years of youtube when i saw one.

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>what you've done in that time frame.

>> No.17425690

was masturbating to some doujins and a touhou one popped up

>> No.17425703

>It's about what you've done in that time frame.
neet again

>> No.17425753
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Starting from 2008?
Graduated from college with a journalism degree
Worked for a newspaper and immensely regretted my major
Thought about getting married but decided we weren't going to be able to get along well enough
Quit my job because I couldn't stand it
Replacement job fell through and got a shit job til I could figure out what the hell to do with my life
Got bailed out by a sizable inheritance which I invested well along with my own money
Rode the post-crash stock market through lucky/smart/mostly lucky investments to financial independence
Travelling on and off with a couple friends
Neeting it up with another girlfriend and looking for some purpose in my life

Then I came to post waifus on /jp/ today. Some things never change.

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We share the same story anon

>> No.17425781
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Wrapped up high school. Moved out for uni.
Got about a year in. Went for another year abroad. Ran out of money, moved back in with parents, finished my BA.
Moved out again for Master's. Finished Master's.
Got a job. Got really sick of the job. Went NEET.
Still NEET four months later, but things are looking up. Time will show.

In the course of the above, wrote several novels' worth of shitty 2hu fiction, all the while neglecting the dream of publishing a real novel.
Helped translate/proof some (non-H) doujins.
Got a few good people into the series.
Went and picked up a few non-/jp/-related hobbies to fill the nihilistic void.

Started out as a Reimufag. Transitioned to being infatuated with Renko. Then to loving Mokou. Then to adoring MONONOBE NO FUTO. Thought preference had stabilised. Suddenly became an obnoxious Sekimaniac about a year back for no good rhyme or reason.
That said, Reimu's always been #1 in my sorters all those years. Others fluctuated, but stayed nearby the top. I briefly bought into the CP meme, but this has since passed.

Ate cheese pizza tonight.

>> No.17425799

I knew about Touhou long ago because of it's difficulty and music, but I started getting really interested in Touhou when I was playing MUGEN and started seeing all the crazy shit the characters have, alongside how many characters there are.

>> No.17425803

Have you done any 'real' writing since then? A lot of people publish novels. They might not be great, but at least they published a novel.

>> No.17425810
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Oh, I've written a bunch. Not a lot, but a bunch. It's just that I can't seem to muster enough motivation for stories that don't involve magical girls clad in frilly dresses (sometimes hats).

>> No.17425818

Men in long robes casting spells is legitimate fantasy writing but girls in frilly dresses casting spells isn't. Yeah that's a tough spot to be in. But japanese tropes are getting popular in the west. Be the first to legitimize magical girls or go down in flames trying

>> No.17425823

I didn't know what it was, but I got into touhou in 2013. The games makes me regret not playing it years before when the earlier games were more popular.

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I've known about it since 2007 or so due to that Donald MAD, but I avoided it like >>17425380 since the fan works (and fans, for that matter) I came across gave me the impression it was some kind of yuri/ecchi series. After playing... Undertale, I wanted to play something more engaging and decided to try out EoSD on a whim. It was completely different than I had expected and I regretted not getting into it sooner.

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My non-hu fiction is fairly normal, actually, if by normalcy we assume the exclusion of girls and frills. The issue is that my original fiction doesn't keep me motivated. 'Hu fiction, for some reason, does. I've come, over the years, to delusionally hold this reason to be shared love.

"Selfish" is the first word I'd use to describe myself normally (OK, maybe after "prone to rambling"), but I'm an entertainer at core. I write to please. And the plain, dry, abrasive matter of the fact is, my 'hu fiction has brought more entertainment and more pleasure to more people than anything original of mine ever has.

>> No.17425850

/a/ posted a bunch of fan comics and I went off and read about two hundred other fan comics between Danbooru and Touhouwiki, and eventually found my way to /jp/ where I tried the games.

>> No.17425865

I don't know about you, but I have days where I get a feeling of clarity and mild depression. The kind where you almost feel like you're watching what you're doing from a third person perspective and you don't approve of it. I think about how dumb this is and how I ought to be doing something else. It's on those days that it's most important to persevere. I know even then in the back of my mind that these days pass and I'll be thankful I toughed it out. It was a tough lesson, but I eventually learned (intuitively, not just as a warning given by others) that discipline is needed when motivation fails. I don't believe there's ever been a person who accomplished anything of note that didn't have days like this. They all had the discipline keep at it.

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Writing is one of the very few extroverted aspects of my particular blend of traits, so "discipline" doesn't work when there is no one to show the effects of my work to. "Why should I wear my keyboard down on this, when I can write a Sekistory (snnnrrk) and make a lot of people happier, faster?" That's more or less how it goes. More more than less, actually, now I've put it into words. Ironic how that works.

That is, of course, unless I'm being a complete NEET waste of molecules, and faffing about with vidya or electronics all day instead of writing. Which I really have been recently. As in, recent months. Oops.

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Stop procrastinating. Write a book.

Maybe one about magical girls. JK Rowling wrote something like that and she's got more money than the church. I'm telling you, that could be hot shit. You wouldn't be the first author to write fanfiction that must never be associated with your real name and rework it into something marketable.

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I'll get around to it, bitch nigga. I've got shit to loot, frogs to kill.

>> No.17425982

Found 2hu porn on 420chan of all places back in ye olden days of 2008. Drifted around shitty php forums for a while until I drifted back to 420chan and from there to 4chan's /a/. Rediscovered 2hu and then found /jp/ sometime around 2013.
My memory is shit and I'm ballparking the dates based on the contents of my old 4chan image folders

>Moved out again for Master's. Finished Master's.
Why do so many /jp/sies fall for the grad school meme (including me)?

>Worked for a newspaper and immensely regretted my major
Been there. Having to do street interviews broke me

>> No.17426005

Dang, old 4chan is like a daydream looking back. 2004-2009 never 4get.

Did anyone else ever end up getting disgusted with 4chan and taking an extended leave? I got tired of the newfaggotry in early 2010 and didn't get over it and come back until 2012.

>> No.17426022

2014 to about 2017, the modfaggotry was too much for me
I have a skill for writing as well, too but I'm not gonna bother because we don't really need another writer and I could get a more useful job or skill if I decide to.
Booru porn.

>> No.17426024

>Why do so many /jp/sies fall for the grad school meme
In my case it was more (maybe less?) complicated. My dad had pressured me into continuing my studies, going so far as offering to pay a part of my rent if I wanted to move out. After getting my Master's, I found out he'd been recipient of suspiciously generous tax exemptions/returns as long as I'd stayed registered as a full-time student.

Never investigated why exactly. Might have to do with my dad working in higher education, but... Not my business, I suppose.

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Since everyone else is doing it:
got into uni
switched majors
drugs, suicide attempt
graduated bachelors
panic attacks, return of the drugs
neet, borderline hikki for couple months
go home to parents
grad school out of desperation
politics gets really shitty, stay anyway
get funding, publish a book chapter
write most of dissertation in spite of recurring panic attacks

it's honestly depressing that a decade of education and careers centered about serving the public have only given me the skill of (legally) conning old people out of their pension cheques. it's either that or I go teach english in asia though

>> No.17426031

Oh shit /jp/ is composed entirely of disillusioned journalists or former journalists. A lot of things make sense now.

>> No.17426046

Self promoting types like that would actually blog in this thread.

>> No.17426059

I thought /jp/ was composed mainly of 25+ year old boys? How come all of you except >>17425636 found out after the turn of the century? How old were you at the time? Jesus.

>> No.17426063

>As in, recent months. Oops.
I've spent a literal year (over two periods) doing absolutely fuck all except shitposting on /jp/.

It's a hard ass habit to break after a while, but what I have found recently is that the most important thing is to just do something productive. Anything. The mere act of creating helps me obtain inertia that I can then channel into productive tasks. Just so long as you produce and you do so every day, ideally at the same time.

>I don't know about you, but I have days where I get a feeling of clarity and mild depression. The kind where you almost feel like you're watching what you're doing from a third person perspective and you don't approve of it.
Same, but I also usually feel too numb to care about doing more important shit

go murder another one of your friends varg

it was finances for me as well, although in a less roundabout way since I got a direct scholarship (which runs out in two weeks :DDDDD)

True story, most journalism schools these days literally teach students how to doxx people. During one of my assignments I was given some random politician and told to find his home address

>> No.17426073

During my vocaloid phase I found a bunch of touhou mmd stuff and out of curiosity I started playing the games starting with PC98 and working my way up in chronological order.

>> No.17426075

What was the Touhou fanbase even like before EoSD?

>> No.17426083
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start playing touhou in college
i'm a NEET playing touhou now
that sums up my last ~4 years

>> No.17426093

>tfw discovered touhou about seven years ago
>play EoSD and read through the wiki for the rest of the series and characters
>shitposts and hentai is all I contribute as a fan

Now I feel guilty.

>> No.17426190

Fuck you, making me laugh.

None for me actually. I'm a yurifag. However, I have to respect ZUN for creating what should obviously be a yuri paradise but instead people are honestly just friends or enemies, no teasing (except Alice in IN I guess, kinda tsundere). Also any known sexual relationships are heterosexual. It's always nice for me to see an author avoid /u/. It's refreshing.

>> No.17426195

>Fuck you, making me laugh.
I do that.

>> No.17426271

For, like, a summer in high school.

>> No.17426277

I've always known about Touhou, but of course not everyone is going to dive in. I didn't.

>> No.17426327

After seeing it everywhere, I decided I wanted to fight clownpiece. Fighting her made me not want to do that again.

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Stgs aren't my genre so I never did get into it.

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>got into touhou as a kid in the early 2000s
>grow out of it
>graduate HS
>take a year off before Uni
>can't find a job, pick up touhou again
>finally find work as a trolley collector (no I'm not a poo)
>get worked like a dog, absolutely no free time except on weekends
>touhou is my only comfort, it reminds me of the internet before it became depressing, it helps me remember the pure things in this shitty life

>> No.17427161

"Sakuya dies" is the most common of all SDM stories, but I haven't seen this one before.

>> No.17427196

It's honestly pretty generic, it's just that those two pages got to me.

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>> No.17428059

>before it became depressing,
how so?

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Now that I think about it, all those IOSYS flash videos on /f/ were probably more influential than /a/. Like for most underage b&s, it was all /b/ and /f/ in the beginning.

Also, my closest friend which I've always spent tons of time with goes through periods where he listens to everything there is in a certain genre or category of music. One such period was nothing but IOSYS and Touhou remixes (despite showing little interest in Touhou itself). So I guess that rubbed off a bit too.

I guess coming here was just the logical conclusion after a decade of exposure and finally picking it all up.

>> No.17428187

Not him but it used to be that real world problems didn't used to influence online culture near as much as it does today

>> No.17428220

And why was that?

>> No.17428483

The first time I was truly in contact with it, but I didn't know it, was with some shitty AMV Hell clip in 2008, where Marisa Stole the Precious Thing song was played along with some pokemon running. Occasionally would see Reimu and comment on how cute the girl looked. 2013, Osu. Played a shitload of IOSYS and Halozy, and to this day they're still 2 of my favorites, despite basic. I don't play the games as much as I should but I enjoy them a lot, despite only being able to play normal, and rarely making to the end anyway.

I'm just obsessed over Touhou music circles nowadays, an unhealthy amount of yuri doujin and Touhou cutesy stuff. I enjoy reading about their backstories.

>> No.17428570

you mean "the internet used to be for upper-middle-class people, but the barrier of entry went down and now all the poor people are using it and they have their fucking poor person problems"?

Keeping in mind that poor is synonymous with black in America and muslim in Europe, of course.

>> No.17428573

Can't say for sure, but my guess is that the easier it became for people to upload stuff to the Internet, the more comfortable people got with posting drama, politics, and neurotypical pop culture.

I recently went back to a message board run by my old WoW guild and half the posts were indistinguishable from /p*l/ autism

>> No.17428577

See what I mean about /p*l/ autism?

>> No.17428688

Are you me?

>> No.17428924


One thing is when the internet was smaller it seemed much much bigger. low speed, wacky search engines (that would all return vastly different sometimes useless results for any given search) and community density made online communities seem like bunkers in a huge massive world. The sea change started with the rise of user friendly IM services..msn..icq..yahoo etc and things like myspace.

>> No.17428978

It's not as much poverty that is the problem, as is the know-how which used to serve as said barrier of entry. It used to be the Internet was something of an exclusive medium - not because of hardware pricing (computers with Ethernet functionality have not been a rarity since the 90s), as the skills required to connect to, and operate, the pre-search-engine-era web.

Contrast that to these days, when not only has physical set-up been simplified by way of the 801.1 wireless standard and spread of compatible hardware (which is indubitably easier to connect to), but search engines and aggregators have made it a breeze for even an unskilled, uninitiated Internet newbie to move about pretty much unhindered. They won't be looking up Todd's posts from Usenet days, or skimming the surface of the Dark Web and calling themselves l33t h4x0rz, but what entry-level browsing is allowed by Google and social media isn't going to stump your average normalfag anymore.

And yes, 4chan is entry-level in terms of access and operation as well.

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Absolutely. Cultural changes as well. Spending "a lot of time on the computer" was considered weird.

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I have a friend who's a die-hard fan of fighting games and he ordered IaMP back in 2005 along with a copy of Melty blood react. It was fun for about a month but after that, I stopped giving a shit until spring 2006 when I heard about the official games and that there were translations available for them. I didn't have much experience with danmaku games other than Ikaruga and Dodonpachi on consoles back then, needless to say that Touhou refueled my interest in the genre.

>my oldest dated Touhou picture is Suika breaking a penis with her flat chest

>> No.17429040

I've known about Touhou since the mid to late 2000s, admittedly through the EoSD extra everyone was raving about. It never really got to me until it was about SA, I think, where the Okuu boss fight and theme impressed me. But the real reason was something silly. I've read this H-doujin about Akyuu and found it to be really sad but interesting and want to find out more about the lore and the rest was just me finding out the countless tidbits about the story, characters and the limitless fanworks.

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It started with a friend talking up Umineko and then going off topic by sharing this:


So it had to be around 2010. From there I was jumping around Youtube until I figured out it was a game and then I jumped right in. Now Touhou is present in every facet of my life in one way or another.

At the very start when I was trying to pin down a favourite character, Utsuho had caught my eye with her design. After playing the games a bit I enjoyed Marisa but that changed when I really started looking into all of the characters. Parsee has been my favourite since 2012 and that's never going to change. I've probably been active on /jp/ only since around 2011.

Are you the sekistory writer? Also, how was the pizza?

>> No.17429056

Cirno GETs in 2007

>> No.17429058

I didn't. I like ship girls since I was in the Navy years ago. I do like Ran though.

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And I've just found it. Admittedly, it's probably not very accurate in regards to how Akyuu reincarnates, but I think it's still a pretty good read.

>> No.17429087

Sardonic how that turned out, eh? No wonder many nerds are so salty these days. Flash back to the 90s, and you're a social outcast who spends his entire day on the Internet. Fast forward to 2005 and on, and you're a social outcast if you don't. It's like everyone forgot staring into a computer/tablet/phone screen was supposed to be un-cool.

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I think this guy meant what games you've played and what difficulties you've beaten and what content you've produced and not your personal life story.

As for me, everything I know about 2hu is from /jp/, youtube, wikis, and that one anime. Never played a 2hu game.

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>how was the pizza?
Not at all very good. No sane pizza should go without meat on top; I only got the "four cheese" kind since a promotion was on, and there are few cheaper feeders than I. Won't do it again. No, sir-ee.
>Are you the sekistory writer?
Am I? You ask an uncomfortable question. There is no such thing as a Sekistory - and there never will be. This is the turn of things here, isn't it?

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>>17429038 here. I've never heard that question before and that's interesting.
Touhou history:
I've 1cc'd 2 to 12 at least once on Lunatic and 1cc'd 1 to 15 at least once on Normal and 1cc'd all the Extras.
I've never attempted LNMNB or scoring.
It took me about 2 months to get my first 1cc Normal after I began playing my first official Touhou game: EoSD.
It took me a year to get my first 1cc Lunatic and it was on PCB. EoSD was too hard for me back then.
PCB is my favorite game of the franchise due to it's comfiness level and the nostalgia. I usually revisit it when I'm feeling nostalgic or drunk (usually both).

Personal life:
Had a shit job.
Got wrongfully fired for triggering an obese cunt with a masturbation joke.
NEET for about 3 months.
Got paid to back to school.
Worked as a data compiling assistant for 6 months while studying.
Finished school after 1 year and a half and got a trade and 2 specializations.
Worked in my trade sector for 9 years.
Had 2 girlfriends during that timeline.
>Present day
Lost my job because no more work in the job sector.
Going back to school in 2 weeks.

Anxiety is kind of setting in pretty hard. I haven't felt like this in a while.

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>Not at all very good.
Unfortunate. Hopefully a promotion for a more suitable pizza will find you.

>Am I? You ask an uncomfortable question.
My apologies. I meant you no discomfort. I would not wish for anyone to feel as one might were they to see the face of the dark, staring back at them with a dozen blood-shot eyes.

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Cheeky cunt...

>> No.17429358

With a bunch of celtic remixes from a French musician I followed. Now I play Touhou music regularly on my clarinet in the streets. People like it, and maybe some of them will discover Touhou because of me.

>> No.17429359

This trend has been established since the mid sixties. Marshall McLuhan pointed out that technological changes to media do more to alter society than the content transmitted or created by those media.

Over the past decade the web has been shifting in two major directions in terms of user functionality:
1. Ease of use --- we've gone from a web where minor coding skills were required to produce readable content to where the only mental labour required is installing an app, signing up for an account and then thinking a thought. Many people don't even really do that last step and just rip off other people. Even during the livejournal days integrating graphics into a text post was cumbersome and video hosting was a pain in the ass. Beyond attracting a more dedicated and educated audience, forcing users to perform that extra work creates time for people to think over what they wrote. Whenever I wrote a post, I almost always added some nuance while fiddling with the BBcode or finding a picture to hotlink to.
2. Incentive of feedback --- This change is a lot more subtle, but larger web audiences mean that it's a lot easier for anyone to make a post that is seen by a large audience. This is made potent by content integration, both within and across platforms. Your Google account is connected to your Facebook account which is then connected to your Twitter, Instagram, etc. This all makes finding the content you want easy, and makes saving and sharing easy as well. Meanwhile we also get instant response metrics in the form of likes, reblogs, retweets, and so on. Even 4chan has an indirect like function in the form of (You)s and links to replies built in to a post. All of these responses give us little shots of dopamine, wants us craving more (You)s. Remember when the site administration tried to remove (You) from replies? The site threw a conniption fit and they put it back.

All of this combined allows even the most normal of neurotypicals to figure out what posts people want and then alter their future posts accordingly by finding such content without much effort. Usually by making more lewd posts or shitposts, since people are attracted to controversy or polarizing opinions or titties.

Is this all bad? No. The insular web communities of yore were also prone to constant drama and web 2.0 has cut down on that, mostly by just drowning out drama in a sea of content.

I don't think it really means much, since people who are dedicated still exist. As long as they are mindful of web 2.0 background static they can still have informative conversations.

>> No.17429369

I play the clarinet too! Do you know where to find sheet music for Touhou songs arranged on clarinet, or do you just play them by ear?

>> No.17429410

Cont. Personally I think 4chan itself would benefit if it did the following three things:
1. Make (You)s and reply links opt in. We shouldn't let new users think these functions are normal. It encourages people to post for replies, not because they want to write good posts.
2. Add a preview function. People could write a post and then hit a Preview button that would make the post show up in the thread without actually being posted. This would help since it's a lot easier to catch errors or discrepancies as posts in the thread than as a block of text in the post field.
3. Remind people that sage exists through the header banners and educate them on its proper use (as a polite gesture when making simple or off-topic replies).

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>people are attracted to controversy or polarizing opinions or titties.
Mostly titties.

>> No.17429442

One and two are good and easily implemented ideas. Good luck with three.

>> No.17429475

>Anxiety is kind of setting in pretty hard. I haven't felt like this in a while.
I'm >>17426027 and find that coping with long-term anxiety and panic attacks is easier when you record a daily journal. It's a habit that's difficult to get into at first, but like anything (lifting, work practice) it gets a lot easier once you see gains and turn it into a part of your daily routine. I find it very cathartic to just vomit everything from the day onto a page, helps me disassociate from it somewhat.

>> No.17429488

i teleported to gensokyo

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Wasn't very hard to work out... You have a distinct style.

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>coping with long-term anxiety and panic attacks is easier when you record a daily journal
That's actually a good idea. I'll definitely keep this in mind. Thanks!

>> No.17429740

Sure, but hot opinions generally keep people coming back to a thread. People don't lurk as much for porn as for human interaction driven by emotion.

>> No.17429758

No problem. It worked for me and hopefully it'll work for you. Of course, it works best when you combine it with other strategies - daily exercise, pursuing a hobby, starting a microbusiness, volunteering, etc. Find out what works best for you and try to remove yourself from anxiety triggers (I'm using that word in its original medical sense, not as a /pol/ shitpost) if at all possible.

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You can't threaten me like this! I've wrestled fairies more fearsome than you!

>> No.17430985

My sister introduced me to it when I was 12
My sister got introduced to it by some of her friends who wanted to do some kind of score contest

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I was like 16

Asked a friend who was the girl on a drawing (Reimu)

>> No.17431479

>And yes, 4chan is entry-level in terms of access and operation as well.
The fact that 4chan in 2017 has a large minority of people fighting against net neutrality is proof that our newest members are of Facebook-tier quality

>> No.17431888

I usually find them by hear but I sometimes need sheets on the more complex ones. I use piano sheets on Musescore since clarinet sheets are uncommon, but with a bit of transposing you have your piece.

>> No.17431969

>a large minority

>> No.17431971

Is your sister a nerd? Merely curious. My little sister is a nerd.

>> No.17431994

2009. If anything I remember it was before Fairy Wars

I have a friend who, when he really gets into a work, will learn everything about it and its fandom. When that happens he will share that knowledge with you whether you want it or not. Basically he spammed me with Youtube videos until I liked it.

What truly got me into the series was a combination of getting download links to the games and saying "Oh, there's actually a fun game behind this" plus videos like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxcBFJv0aRI which got me to start reading about individual characters wondering if there was a canon explanation for Remilia and Flandre using Sakuya for bondage

>> No.17432116
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First interaction was when I saw a streamer on twitch called Cirno. Didn't watch him tho but remember that as first thing from 2hu.
After browsing 4chan for a few years I got used to seeing some characters and was vaguely aware they were from some vertical shooter.
Then I met a guy online who constantly told me to get into 2hu and 2 months later I had finished all the games and here I am.

>> No.17432661

Back when there were Touhou hijacks on a faraway place. After seeing enough of them I felt like looking up what that Touhou thing was, and now I'm here.

>> No.17433020

When the link to the current net neutrality campaign was posted (it's since been taken down) /p*l/ and to a lesser extent /g/ had several dozen people working round the clock defending the right of corporations to throttle traffic on their networks. It was a lot more than the token libertarian opposition I saw during the SOPA/PIPA fight a few years back.

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Partisanship is a hell of a drug, yo.

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I think I got into touhou through the /f/ board around 10 years ago. i started doing drugs and was into iosys animations. eventually i found the source material and got into the music and art. I saw an Extra replay from EoSD and wanted to do that too. Eventually i did. Now i've completed every game on at least Normal and Extra except LoLK. touhou has helped me through some bad times and there are a lot of great fan-games too.

>> No.17435245

I get a bad feeling about that entire issue. It feels like everyone who is talking about it is either lying, or is being led around by lies.

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>i started doing drugs and was into iosys animations
That makes more sense than it ought to.
>touhou has helped me through some bad times
Cute girls with frills are good chemo. Who wuda thunk!

>> No.17438270

The specifics around it are changing and often misrepresented or not understood, but the basics of net neutrality haven't really changed much namely that carriers throttling traffic to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors is bad and they only stop when the government tells them to

>> No.17438297

An old forum I used to go on comprised of mostly 4chan shitposters posted a lot of 2hu back during the LOL TOUHOU HIJACK phase. First character I saw was Suika because it was some fag's avatar and I thought her horn design was cool. I used to think Gensokyo was this weird abstract abyss-like world with caves everywhere all leading out to a mountain at sunset in the center of it all. I started getting into the games a bit later on after I needed some bullet hells to play that weren't ikaruga.

>> No.17438621

had the music come up in related videos to other weeb shit, actually got into it with kumikyoku medley, pulled copies of 6 and 7 from limewire
a few years ago I bought imported disc copies of all the main series games up to that point, fucking EoSD is kill without several utilities to unfuck it

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Before it became infested with mainstream media political bullshit and the large cultural push to remove the concept of having a discreet web existence. Back in the digital context when 4chan was still relatively alternative and screencaps of posts weren't posted on social media websites, which then ended up on international news, as though such a thing were entirely normal.

>> No.17439526

Why do people feel the need to tell about their girlfriends here? Nobody cares you can fuck off.

>> No.17443389

You cared enough to reply.

>> No.17445254
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On a scale of 1 to 10, how asshurt are you knowing that someone other than you was in a relationship?

>> No.17445442

My first exposure to Touhou was KoG's flash games, around 2009. From there I researched the series, marathoned the proper games and have been into it ever since.

>> No.17445483

I'm just chiming in to say I've also had a girlfriend since I got into Touhou.

Her name is Reimu.

>> No.17445505

>If you are emotionally invested in politics, you are a normalfag
How does one detox and remove the poison once it's in there? For me it's gotten to the point where I obsessively stalk any new doujin artist before I save any of his content to see if he's on the wrong political team. I literally can't fap to H art if I disagree with an artist's beliefs at this point

Which is funny, because even I no longer really believe in my beliefs

>> No.17445637

Started noticing Touhou stuff somewhere in 2009-2010 through reaction pictures and IOSYS youtube memery. Mostly ignored the whole thing for quite some time, only started getting interested in the games and the universe some time after DDC came out.

Consumed all official literature and music. Tried to get into the games numerous times, but get burnt out on them very quickly. I think the furthest I've made it before completely losing interest was EoSD stage 4 way back and TD stage 3 just a few weeks ago.

>> No.17445777

>For me it's gotten to the point where I obsessively stalk any new doujin artist before I save any of his content to see if he's on the wrong political team.

That's fucked up.

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Around 07-08ish, i saw my cousin played PCB and played it myself. I didnt realized it was touhou til later on with all the iosys vids i watched and playing the tracks from stepmania.

Letty's theme was the most memorable track i ever heard.

>> No.17447355


I'm not asshurt that he is in a relationship, I'm asshurt that normalfags are in my /jp/.

You should leave.

>> No.17447869

A normalfag shouldn't be complaining about their own kind.

>> No.17447875

Funny IOSYS videos on YouTube, last year. I had played TH7 years before and lurked from time to time here for the past 9 years, though.

IOSYS' artists have perfect artstyleś. Super adorable, despite their crudeness.

>> No.17447925

I love Miko's voice so much.

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>Remind people that sage exists
Easier said than done.

>> No.17448528

flandre's theme and cirno's math class
i don't remember the exact date, but it was some time between gfw's english patch and td's annoucnement

>> No.17456147

I'm not a normalfag but you're annoying for being yourself

>> No.17458678

2013, this video https://youtu.be/8r2My6N6UiU

>> No.17458720

I never did get into Touhou, despite spending at at least 8 years here in /jp/. I completely ignored it in the beginning, got curious eventually and tried Perfect Cherry Blossom. Needless to say, it didn't click with me and I just kept on ignoring it. Lately, I've started collecting cute 2hu pics, though. Just because they're cute.

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I cannot remember exactly how long ago was I first exposed, but a definite time I can remember is when the Eirin Medic TF2 skin was released, although I was exposed to 2hu a much longer time before that.
I had a disdain for all and any weeb crap until October 2010 when I started reading Jojo out of curiosity for oldschool 4chan. Then I wanted to read Rozen Maiden and somehow mixed between the two after watching this shit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLiyglcRcCA

Not long after that I had a nostalgia drive for SHMUPs (especially Strikers 1945 II) and stumbled upon this video, and again I mistaken Touhou "Project Shrine Maiden" for "Rozen Maiden".

The music, gameplay, and cast were so mesmerizing and cute that I just downloaded the games regardless of my error or previous hate for weeb stuff. Thus, I first started playing on January 2011, cleared EoSD no continues normal within 2 weeks.

Sadly to this day I haven't read or watched Rozen Maiden

>> No.17459119

I saw Marisa Stole The Precious thing back in 2007 or 08 when I was 13.

Hooked ever since tbqh

>> No.17459242

2014 osu

>> No.17459310

2007-ish, when /jp/ and /a/ split, and i looked into why

>was it really because of some dumb game? let's see this shit

>> No.17459427

2007, a colleague posted touhou memes and it got me interested.
Also it introduced me to 4chan

>> No.17459527

I saw a cosplayer and had sex with her in my apartment about 4 years ago. If anyone can guess what she dressed as I'll post pics

>> No.17459565

Kasen? Sanae?

>> No.17459756

I found Tsurupettan on Youtube and wanted to find from what game are this characters and music.

>> No.17459861

Probably something flat and dorky, like Youmu.

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>> No.17460465

I-I beat lunatic in TH01

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I didn't get in to touhou, touhou got in to me

>> No.17471682


This song. Followed by searching up the original song and clicking related videos until I fell in love with the music.

Then I downloaded the games and the rest is history.

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2008-2009 which was like... 8-9 years ago. So many years has passed, and yet how little have I improved as a person.

Now I just wait, and hoping that 門門Hong門門 or !ZunBar return or Suigning, I don't know. I just want to go back.

>> No.17476116

In 2016 with the awooo girl from /pol/.

>> No.17476159

Okuu or Yukarin

>> No.17476230

Stop bumping threads I don't like.

>> No.17477815

Any Reisen or Tewi.

>> No.17478033

Back when Alice is popular.

>> No.17478053

Sometime around 2009-2010. I've watched the McRoll'd video years prior and realized the song came from a game series called Touhou Project, but being a dumbass kid who wasn't too resourceful, I never figured I could download all the games online for free and apply English patches to them without the FBI knocking down my door and giving me jail time for life. I started with EoSD because it was the first Windows game/it's where the McRoll'd song came from, but I'm pretty sure I was bouncing between TH6-8 and 10 during the first week I was playing the games

>> No.17478109

Fucking this. I'm kind of afraid seeing people gush about their lives. I like Touhou, but Jesus Christ, I don't think getting into it was a fucking life changing experience or anything

I've played all the Windows mainline games (excluding 9, fuck 9)
1CCs on Normal for 6-8, 10-11 (TH11 seriously took me 4 years of on and off play, fuck that shit), 12.8, and 15 Pointdevice
Working on a Hard 1CC in anything I've already 1CC'd on Normal, basically no progress on that front
Can get 63% through Extra stage on PCB
Have cosplayed Touhou at anime cons

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February 2013.

When I discovered Touhou and other doujin shooters, I was playing other STGs since a decade ago. Then, I stumbled on danmaku titles, like DDP (pic).

>> No.17478532

When I was 12 I discovered a black midi about UN Owen was her remix then 2 years ago, I discovered Necrofantasia on YouTube and saw that the two musics was from touhou

>> No.17478615

this person is 19

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>> No.17478658

I heard a Touhou YTPMV in 2008 or so, then I researched it because I liked the music so much.

>> No.17478963

Reimu or Marisa

>> No.17479059

At the first time play it, 6th touhou.

>> No.17479080

Must have been about 10 years ago. My brother linked me the COOL&CREATE remix of U.N. Owen, and some time after that I downloaded Shoot the Bullet. Been into it on and off since then.

>> No.17479791

Kernel Panic

>> No.17485170

I actually found out about it because of /jp/

>> No.17485216

I watched Cirno's Perfect Math Class and, intrigued by all the characters and whatnot, played the most recently released game in the series: Great Fairy Wars.