As someone free of vice, the whole experience was like a high powered hallucination. Being hypnotized by fairies didn't come close. The experience after that was surreal. Just like Gensokyo, it was a bloody place. Women and children should screw off and stay home, but even that wouldn't have saved them from what I saw. It was stab-or-be-stabbed. That was the one great thing about that place. That tense atmosphere where two guys on the same side of the board could start a fight at any time and cause a scene anywhere. The ambient silence on a night stroll. The feeling of the wind passing by your arms. The chill as you feel prying eyes. A youkai can snatch you at any time and nobody would care since you're from the outside world. That wasn't the best part though. The stuff of ancients is what draws you in. Be it the boar, the whale out at sea or the oni flattening the lands. For me, it was a dragon burning cities to the ground. The damn thing was so long that it was the sky as far as you could see it. I'll say this. Any human who talks shit should say it directly to the youkai's face. Not on anonymous slabs of wood reeking of your scent, hanging from the y̶o̶u̶k̶a̶i̶ Hakurei Shrine motherfucker. The money you spent on the wood and time carving those ugly letters could have been spent on Sanae's contraceptives or donating to Reimu if you wanted to be a good person that day and not piss your earnings after a night of drinking. But of course, Reimu in exchange for that donation offered protection she doesn't even provide. I know it first hand. You'll take it all those normalcies of life in the outside world for granted and beg Red-White to protect you from the youkai because you're so physically unfit, so I'll give you a little guide to living. I strongly suggest you stick in the Human Village when you wind up in Gensokyo. Away from the bogus Hakurei Shrine, non-humans, RAD™ Taoists burning building to the ground, Vampires causing mischief at 2 in the morning, Youkai in the forests, the beautiful youkai in the spotless Garden of the Sun near Mugenkan, Fairies in the trees and ground, Tengu on Youkai Mountain, the depths of Makai, uselessly paranoid schizophrenic Lunarians on the Moon, 3 whole oni treading by the various caves on land and sipping next to ponds at night, /jp/sies trying to engrave themselves onto an unknown history, and of course the Moriya Shrine and its notorious green player 2 vacuum cleaner. I suggest that some of you stick to the specially tailored way of living there. It isn't for everyone, /jp/ - Gensokyo is a bloody place. Too much knowledge, or one wrong move it all comes tumbling down, tumbling down, tumbling down.~eajy. You know when your time is up when Red-White pays you a visit. Now it all sounds great, but it's all made up. I don't remember anything. Everything that happened, didn't happen. Everything that didn't happen, happened. I thought I was out for a few minutes, but there were missing posters everywhere when I woke up. "Anon [MISSING]" Gone for 15 days. Most of the dudes who went there were missing for 2 days at max. Why the fuck was it 15 for me? I met a "friend" who was there and they told me everything that happened. I don't know how I met them. They smelled like literal shite and looked like they would drive me to the edge of the city and leave me in that Youkai forest if I ever got wasted enough to need help getting home. According to them, I walked in, I took another drink from the bottle, passed out for a nearly an hour and stumbled out of the front entrance when I woke up. Saying I was talking about those dumbass fairies again, how that if you saw what they were doing every hour, you'd run your ass back to the Hakurei Shrine to scream at that Youkai Miko some heretical shit about getting trapped, drug to undisclosed locations and fucked by girlish winged magical creatures that were 4 feet tall and smelled like honey, or a literal gang of female kappa literally picking you off the street and kept as entertainment for weeks on end. To top it off, the dude said I smelled weird. Me streamer was numb, it smelled weird after the cabin bitch, and my balls itched. God I couldn't bare to stand him. He pissed me off. "I take a bath every day. I like baths. I take 10 a day. I sleep in the bath. I eat bath SALTS." I said to him in a drunken stupor. Everyone heard it. Even if wasted, that was the single biggest fuckup ever. I thought I could be friends with that whale girl as backup since Kasen has been too busy masturbating with her arm nonstop after spending a decade looking for the darned thing. Heck, I remember me friend Tenshi telling me it was alive and talking when she found it. Red flag. Psycho. Maneater. Killer. A fucking oni. Welcome to my "avoided" list. Damn. All I wanted was to go and have fun after that festival, but the moment I set foot outside, I had the worst two days of my life.