Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How would your life change if you hadn't discovered Touhou?

I ask myself that all the time. How would it change? A year and a half ago while browsing a forum, a friend of mine (who goes on /jp/ pretty much daily) told me about Touhou. I didn't really understand what the point of it was, and in all honesty, I didn't care for it. A couple months after that, a friend of mine said: "Hey, let's download Touhou Scarlet Weather Rhapsody.", or something like that.

All I knew at the time was that it was a fighting game, and it was actually my first Touhou game I've played at the time. I didn't understand much, but thought that  the mechanics were clunky, yet the feel of the game seemed really enjoyable. As I kept on playing, me and my friend formed a network over Hamachi and invited people over time. 

Slowly over time, I started browsing /jp/ and started contributing when it comes to wallpapers, or other misc Touhou related images and information. I became immersed in this phenomenon called "Touhou". It seems so simple, right? A bunch of little girls shooting bullets and dodging bullets. How can anything like that be fun at all? You'd be surprised. Give it a try.

A year and a half has passed since then. Over 90% of my music library consists of Touhou doujin (self-published) albums, and that's all I ever listen to now. The music is really inspiring and interesting to listen to, because it can range anywhere from trance, rock, metal, vocals, pop, etc. There's no "set" genre for Touhou doujin music, because it's made by so many artists. There are thousands of circles out there, so you'll always have time to explore.

I still play Touhou too, Touhou Hisoutensoku to be precise. Nowadays, I sometimes frequent #hisouten on to look for matches if I have nothing to do. Touhou itself has changed my hobbies drastically. I started collecting figurines, learning different 'research' method whenever I am looking for albums that are in full-blown Japanese, and I honestly don't know a single squat of Japanese. I just find different ways to look up information that I care about. I wouldn't know how to do any of this, if I hadn't gotten into the Touhou Project series. 

Because of Touhou, I've also met a lot of really cool and interesting friends over the internet too. I don't have a single regret because of it. It's a great thing to get into if you have the time, because it's not just a game series. It's a culture. \( ^ ω^)/

Friday, December 16, 2011

Skyrim up the ass

"Nothing completely awkward here. NOPE. Nothing at all."

I've been playing Skyrim a lot since release date, and before you ask, I didn't buy it since it costs way too much (for a poor person like me). I've been enjoying it a lot, because the gameplay and scenery are magnificent. I've been rather absorbed in Skyrim, and haven't done much besides playing that and well . . . being stressed out with schoolwork and money. 

Oh, right. How were your finals? I got done with mine already, and today would be the first day in which I am starting my "break". I did rather poorly this semester, if I had to be honest. Nothing great, meh. But yeah, I don't really have any special plans for Christmas due to the fact that my parents never does anything around this time, and neither do I, since I don't care for it.

I don't really give or receive anything around Christmas, though I used to. I just don't really see a point of it. Anyways, besides all of this typical faggotry, I've been listening to more doujin circles and albums too, so ya know, I'm still taking it easy. 

Anyways, peace out, bros. 

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