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Funny Things You Thought When Starting Out Touhou
« on: May 18, 2017, 03:53:24 am »
I don't think there's already a thread like this, but if there is, totally feel free to take this one down.

Considering that I started Touhou in August, I have some funny noob presumptions still fresh(ish) in my head.

First, disclaimer- I got interested in Touhou through the music, namely ScarletFlameFlandre's videos, so a lot of these came from the music and thumbnails.

First, I thought Keine and Eirin are the same person. Or rather, Eirin had power over history, and was the protector of the human village. The five-letter "ei" names were throwing me off, and their designs looked kind of similar.

Once I actually got Imperishable Night, my first Touhou game, I had no idea who Yukari was. I just thought she was Reimu's friend or something. Not some crazy youkai mastermind... I also thought that depending on the color of the spell/nonspell's HP bar, focused and unfocused shots would be more effective. I also didn't know that Ran was a thing, and presumed that Yukari's shot was just a straight laser. On the occasion that I noticed Ran floating in front of Yukari, I brushed it off as some visual effect thing.

It actually took me a long while, but I didn't realize that Retribution for the Eternal Night was just Theme of Eastern Story for many months, despite playing IN a ton.

Oh, here's a good one- I knew of Touhou through Undertale (with Touhou being a huge inspiration for the game), and at one point watched a video of PCB's Stage 5. I thought the character was a spaceship, which is tooootally the spriting's fault. I only remember the stage in the video because there were cherry blossoms and I remembered the stairs leading up through the Netherworld. Once I started getting into Touhou, I confused Sakuya's named with the word "sakura," and assumed she was the boss at the end of the stage I had seen, and that she was the final boss of the game. I further confused it by listening to the SWR version of Flowering Night, and thinking that it was her theme in the boss fight I had seen (I didn't remember the exact music, okay.) So yeah, I thought Sakuya was the stage 5 boss of PCB/SWR, was the final boss, and that her theme in that game (which didnt exist, at least not my interpretation of it) was Flowering Night.

Thanks to Lunate Elf, I thought Cirno was an elf at first.


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Re: Funny Things You Thought When Starting Out Touhou
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 04:02:46 am »
I wondered for some time which of these people were Cirno.

I thought Keine's name rhymed with "line".

I can't think of any more off the top of my head.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 04:27:30 am »
I just to wonder why the faeries were so mad at me. What a heady era that was!!

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 09:17:59 am »
I was unaware of Focus or Bomb, which made game play interesting.

I didn't think Touhou was an anime, but I did believe there was a separate Touhou cast that was in an anime series.

Was convinced there was no way I could beat any of these games, or ever come to grips with the entire cast.

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 09:34:51 am »
I thought Keine was pronounced like the German word, so i thought she was German has well, and i thought Shinmyoumaru was a man.

In the very beginning, i thought Aya was the main character because of some thumbnails and her theme.

Before i played EoSD, in my mind Patchouli was the last boss, and after she utterly beated me on my first try, i was still convinced of it. I was convinced the game couldn't get harder ...

And to finish, i thought Reimu was an artificial being like Vivit that Yukari created, since her ribbon looked like cat ears.


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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 02:09:52 pm »
I thought Seiga & Wakasagihime are same character. "oh this fish and that blue one are different character!"

Before i know Suika, i thought she was some kinda tree person who had a tree branch growing out of her head. "who is she, some kinda ancient tree person?"

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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 02:14:23 pm »
And to finish, i thought Reimu was an artificial being like Vivit that Yukari created, since her ribbon looked like cat ears.

You're not the only one to have thought that Reimu's ribbon looked like cat ears.

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It was during my very first day of exposure to Touhou. To understand why these "frilly-dressed anime girls with superpowers" are so memetically popular, I started by sifting through character profiles in the Touhou Wiki (the latest game at that time was Ten Desires). My first thoughts after reading the profiles of several characters (ironically not including Reimu and Marisa) was "Why the heck is a series of games with such crappy official arts so popular? Its fans must be extremely bored"
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 02:59:29 pm »
I used to play on Normal and my friends teased me about it, so I lied and said I beat MoF on Lunatic. Then I felt super guilty, so I tried MoF Lunatic and beat it on my first try. Dem bombs though.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 06:18:52 pm »
Shortly after entering the fandom, and before playing IN, i thought Eirin was the Stage 5 boss, Reisen the Stage 4 boss, and Tewi the Stage 4 midboss.
I pronounced Keine like Horatio Caine.
For some reason MoF looked more recent than SA to me.
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 12:47:26 am »
I think I really got into Touhou in 2009 when A-One started to release their "Toho Eurobeat" series. At that time, when Vol.1 cover was unveiled, I remember... mixing up Reimu and Marisa. Don't ask me how it happened, it just did.

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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 01:39:52 am »
I remember being VERY confused by the multiple HP bars/spellcard system at first and did not realize how they worked- expecting the boss to die at the very first bar.

"What the heck I just KILLED you whats this why are you still attacking me you cheater??"

"Oh CMON ON how many times do I have to deplete that bar for you to die??? I am making progress? are you just regenerating HP or something? HOW I AM SUPPOSED TO KNOW!!!???"

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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 01:54:02 am »
I thought Reimu was named Alice.
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 11:17:24 am »
I thought you don't need to dodge ball bullets but run into them, lol.

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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 02:11:18 pm »
I never bothered looking up what causes the random Dragon-level spells that occur in PoFV. Still don't know, but appreciates it whenever it happens nevertheless.
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 03:53:38 pm »
Pressing X activates your bomb.

This reminded me (and still does) of the "Press X to not die" trope, as listed on TV tropes.

It also reminded me of the "Press X to Jason" meme from Heavy Rain.

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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 07:39:11 pm »
I used to think that Yuyuko might've been part of some sort of thing that is similar to vocaloid or something, cuz whenever I ran into a video with her picture in the thumbnail, the video was usually about some kind of music. I've ran into Touhou characters way before I actually learned the name of the franchise they're from, so when I finally discovered this series, I was quite surprised when I saw familiar characters.

It also took a good while to swallow the fact that Touhou "project" is NOT a "project", "Team" Shangai Alice is NOT a "Team", that Mitori and Sasha were fanmades characters with fanmades themes, that copyright is handled in a... rather unusual way and there are FANMADES animes and games, that Bad Apple and Touhou M-1 grand prix were fanworks, that IOSYS was actually not the name of some controversial youtuber but a "doujin circle", and that there was more to doujin than just porn and the like. There's so much to get confused about I can't really blame the poor sods who seems to have misconceptions about this series.

Also I still read "Touhou" the way you're not supposed to read it in my head, even now, despite knowing how you're supposed to pronounce it. fite me
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2017, 03:49:41 pm »
I thought Cirno actually was the strongest.

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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2017, 09:16:52 pm »
Just remembered: I used to think that "shotgunning" meant to tap Shift while under a boss, even if you were at the bottom of the screen. No idea how I got that impression.

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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2017, 11:35:03 pm »
Sakuya's timestop was actually pretty scary the first time around. Can't move, suddenly knives, oh gosh.
It's still one of my favorite video game surprise gimmicks, and I wish other games would copy it.
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2017, 07:26:19 pm »
I was introduced to Touhou through raocow's LPs, like his one of Super Marisa World, so the fanon interpretations of some characters stuck with me for a while.

The first official Touhou game I saw gameplay of was Double Spoiler. I didn't realize it was a spinoff, so I thought Aya was the main character.

And like PK, I used to misread and mispronounce Utsuho's name as Utusho.
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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2017, 11:55:48 am »
I remember the time when I knew perhaps seven characters or so by name – when my main connection with Tōhō was the “Alice → Dere” fan video.

I had seen very, very little fan art of Okū, and for a while thought she was a just color variant of Reimu.

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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2017, 10:46:04 pm »
Oh god, where to start...

I think my oddest one would be thinking that I thought Mokou was male and married to Kiene.

There was also a point in time where I thought that Mokou was the one who ran Kurindo. Why ? Hell if I know.

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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2017, 11:23:17 pm »
When I was getting back into Touhou many many many years ago and the only Touhou characters I could remember off the top of my head due to the few times I played EoSD and UN Owen was Her were Marisa and Flandre, I used to very often mix up Yukari with Flandre in fanart. I guess the similar-ish hat and the blonde hair was what made me think that. This didn't really last very long, since I soon figured out who Yukari was. A few of my friends who are not into Touhou have actually made this same mistake.

Keine seems to be the bane of pronunciations for a lot of people, doesn't it seem? I used to pronounced Keine as "Keane". Similarly, Tewi. I always knew the W was supposed to be mute, but I wouldn't accept that at all, no matter how you tried to spin it for me. I'd only finally accept her name is supposed to be pronounced (more or less) like "Teh-ee" after I started taking Japanese classes way later. Exact same case with Hinanawi Tenshi.

This one is just straight up bizarre. The very first thing I thought of when I saw Marisa in EoSD for the first time was "Chocolate cake with strawberry frosting" and her skin tone in the game (which seems kind of yellowish) made me think of butter. No, I wasn't hungry when I first played that game. Please do not ask what made me think that, because I cannot answer.

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« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2017, 06:02:02 am »
One of my first exposures to any of the games was a single playthrough of Meiling's story scenario in Hisoutensoku.  From watching that, I thought Meiling was some kind of righteous defender, what with her line of "I'm a youkai who loves Gensokyo with all her heart!" which she exclaimed to the fake Reimu, who I thought was actually the real Reimu (so basically, I thought the main series protagonist was one of the villains).  I thought Patchouli was doing research for the sake of finding ways for youkai like her and Meiling to better coexist with humans (because what else would she be researching, right?), which would also be my justification for why the evil youkai wanted to get into the library.  I also didn't see the ending, so I didn't know the whole scenario was a dream either.

For some reason, I also thought that Sakuya was a demon disguising herself as a human waitress, who liked to perform knife tricks at a maid cafe.  D-don't even ask me how I came up with that idea.

I don't know why, but Marisa always just rubbed me the wrong way, and I didn't really like her.  Even though she is one of my favourites now.
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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2017, 12:22:50 am »
Thought the characters use guns to fight because of a fan art showing Reimu armed to the toe with such.
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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2017, 08:39:46 am »
In my first few playthroughs I had no idea of how lives/bombs worked, so when I started grazing bullets I thought my character was 'losing hp'.

I also thought that Medicine was called Alice, and Eirin was called Medicine (the nurse outfit really got me with that one).

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« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2017, 06:41:47 pm »
I know that a thread like this already exists, but I wanted to add something to the thread. But that thread is over a month old and because the rules tell me to do so, that's why I am creating a new thread.
Original thread: https://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,20803.0.html

Anyways, the first Touhou game I ever played was Touhou Mario - Imperishable Night https://www.smwcentral.net/?p=section&a=details&id=6059, which uses power-up items in order to regenerate Mario's HP. That made me think, that the original Touhou games also use power-up items to regenerate HP. When i got a game over with 130 power points, i thought to myself:"Why am I dead, even though I have 130  'HP' !?"

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Re: Funny Things You Thought When Starting Out Touhou
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2017, 11:58:57 am »
When I was starting out Touhou, I actually thought that Eirin and Keine are the same person too. I also thought that Mokou is some kind of Reimu's ultimate form only because of similar ribbons on their heads haha.
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