I wonder how long it’ll be until people stop writing. Hah. Jokes.
As an aside, I love how professional the other posts look! THEY HAVE PICTURES! I should have pictures!…moe girl pictures.
Yeah. That’s cool. Notice how I could have put the meme there to illustrate my point, but I didn’t.
IF THIS WAS MY BLOG, IT’D BE ABOUT HOW THE INTERNET CULTURE’S OVERSATURATION OF MEMES IS CRUSHING OUR INABILITY TO BE FUNNY WITHOUT VISUAL AIDES BUT IT ISN’T SO TODAY WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
What the fuck? Really? How fucking weeaboo can you get? Aigis, waifus, Touhou, next thing you know, you’re gonna tell me you’re an active poster on a hentai-game forum or some stupid shit like that. Shifty eyes.
Touhou. Take any shmup you can think of, turn the jet into a waifu then have colorful maids shoot shit at you, and that’s pretty much Touhou. The community is like a bastardization between DeviantArt’s (everything gets fan art!) and Zelda’s (everyone gets fan art!), except if you were to take “fan art” and blow it up to GROSSLY WEIRD proportions. You can find fan-made content for pretty much every facet of the game, from redubbed music (I’m not looking it up for you) to weird slash-fic, to pictures of all sorts (ranging from normal to whatthefuck-whydoesReimuhaveacock), to fan-recreated 3D versions of the games, to fucking miniseries that are officially touted as canonical.
It’s, like, the weirdest fanclub ever, and, like, the fourth weirdest cult ever.
So why is this thing so fucking popular? The series itself is designed, animated, coded, composed for, and masturbated to by ZUN–a one-man army–who just so happens to be one of the worst drawers I know. The games have a damn-high skill-ceiling; sure, the bullet-curtains don’t move as fast as CAVE shooters, but between the four difficulties, if you can beat the game with only one continue (the dreaded 1cc!) on Hard, I’m sure Ikaruga will be pretty cake. If you can 1cc it on Insane, I’m almost positive that Mushihimesama Futari will be, at most, a very stale cookie.
God, speaking of cookies, never go onto /r/food. It’s the worst place ever for poor college kids.
So why do I bring this series up? On November 23rd, I (with special guests and talent) will be streaming the Touhou $2,000 Marathon for the Child’s Play foundation. We’ll be going for 24 hours and I expect all my friends will laugh heartily at all my mistakes and “fucks,” and there will be an interim and hobbled-together online tournament (if I can figure it out) for Immaterial and Missing Power. We’ll share laughs. We’ll share cries. We’ll share waifus and moe.
So come out! Donate! Laugh at our misfortune!