Sunday, 30 August 2009


About a week ago, Pokebis invited a few people from Uboachan into the osu! vent channel. There was a loli and some random guy, and they both got kicked pretty quickly. Shortly after, Pokebis said they found another channel they could go to, and he invited me along. Singingchanners was full of /a/ tripfags singing in Japanese, and it was awesome. Pokebis eventually ditched it but I've been hanging around with them on IRC ever since. Oh and apparently they were the guys behind the "/a/ sings..." videos, which is awesome.

I'll be back at school in two days. I'm kinda looking forward to it. Hopefully summer won't repeat again.

I finished Chugo Chara, and it was fucking fantastic. It was beginning to drag on around episode 20, but the second half of the anime was awesome. I'll probably grab Doki when it finishes airing.
Also, I marathoned Maria Holic. It wasn't quite what I was expecting it to be, and it seemed pretty bland. Kinda like Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy.


I suggest rape.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Weeaboo Christmas~

Comiket 76 happened a few days ago, and naturally it was flooded. Two Touhou games were released, the latest Danmaku, Unidentified Fantastic Object, and the new fighter, Hisoutensoku.
On the first day, I desperately scanned the internet to find a good source for releases, but /jp/ was still discussing Shuffle, Doujinstyle didn't actually have anyone at C76 and is pretty much dead.
Last year I simply waited on /jp/ until there was a Rapidshare release, but this year I was under a lot more pressure to be the first one to post it in the Touhou thread on osu!. Luckily, I remembered that although the IRC networks I was on consisted of mostly furries, there was indeed a network with channels dedicated to weeaboos, trolling and more importantly, Japan. I visited Rizon for the first time, and I was impressed. By the time I got there they already had a channel set up to archive C76 releases. #c76 was at first pretty stupid, with the most retarded people gathering and asking for the latest touhous and seacats, but after a while it leveled out. In that time I also joined #touhou, which is a fairly slow channel (at least whilst everyone else is on #c76) that has some interesting people and a similar atmosphere to osu!'s #touhou. In fact, at one time I got mixed up between the two when I saw Ota-kun posting there (an osu! user who I looked down on until he proved himself about five months ago during a Taiko discussion). I'll probably stick around for a while, since it's a lot more fun than the stuff on Esper and Surrealchat.
Oh yeah, and the guy that was mostly responsible for the English translation of Touhoumon was there, and understandably he wasn't very surprised when I said I'd heard his name before. A few discussions later, word got round that Touhou 12 was released, and about a day later a zip of 12.3 was confirmed legit.
I don't really have much to say about UFO yet, as I've already played the demo to death and I can't be bothered to 1cc it yet. Hisoutensoku/12.3/Unthinkable Natural Law (yeah, fuck you Aquinas!) on the other hand has seen a lot of use. It's-
hang on, someone wants to netplay.
Ok, done. (I lost)
It's basically an expansion to SWR, it comes with four 7 characters unlocked (Reimu, Marisa, Alice, Pachouli, Sanae, Cirno and China) and by playing through story mode you unlock another 2 characters (Suwako and Utsuho). Of course, only 9 characters is retarded, so by linking the config file to your SWR installation you unlock all the characters you have in SWR, each with slightly modified movesets (think Melee -> Brawl). Much better.
Only Sanae, Cirno and China have scenarios in story mode, but they're a lot different from SWR and IaMP. In Sanae's scenario, she sees a large moving shape so she searches for a giant robot and ends up fighting Suwako; the first part is the standard SWR-style battle, then it gets into spellcards and shit, but after that there's an extra round, where you fight whilst falling a great distance. In Cirno's story, she believes the large shape is the Diadaarabochi, a massive Youkai being; around the end, she encounters Marisa, who directs her down a hole, and then towards Alice's house, where Alice is testing out a huge new Doll; cue battle, cue spellcards, cue final round against this giant doll. Finally, China's story involves basically guarding the Scarlet Devil Mansion, but after a while she learns of a huge catfish, which she tracks down and fights; yes, the final boss of touhou Hisoutensoku is a giant fish, too bad it's just a dream.
Like IaMP and SWR, Hisoutensoku allows you to play against other players online. The online battle mode in this is pretty much the same as SWR, except with updated moves, better response times, less network lag and some new system/skill/spell cards. I've been enjoying myself on this a lot more than I did with SWR. My main has also shifted from Reisen to Suwako.
...I know what your thinking, and you're partly right. I was drawn towards her because she's probably the most awesome loli in Gensokyo, but her awesome attacks and unpredictable fighting style are the true reason I use her.

My other swag from C76 includes a bunch of doujin manga, a few albums and an mspaint comic of what supposedly happened during /jp/'s c76 meetup.

I suggest rape.

Monday, 10 August 2009

How do you know she is a witch?

I'm back, guys.
Cornwall was pretty similar to last time. The beaches can only be described as fantastic, yet the area I was at has fucking nothing to do. The sea was pretty much full of surfers, and there were like no towns nearby with actual decent shops.
While I was there, I played a hell of a lot of DS, dusting off old classics such as Taiko 2, Rhythm Heaven and Trackmania. I watched a bit of anime but didn't use the laptop much, so I wasn't able to finish my Miku parts for the osu! singing collab.
The countrysides were nice and the plants were singing and the birds and the sun was almost down from the top of the sky when I visited the last beach at Porthcurno, which actually consists of like five naturist beaches only accessable when the tide is out. After walking around rocks and pools and shit for a good few hours, we raced the tide back to the first beach and got there just as the waves were getting rougher. Interestingly, all the naked old men had left and the beach was now populated by families and foreigners, and a LOT of lolis (one was even wearing a swimsuit that was the closest thing I'd ever seen to a sukumizu).
Although it was kinda fun, ten days and no internet caused me to become paranoid; pretty much everything I saw reminded me of home, such as St.Levan (a church), a sign saying CLAMPING, car number plates featuring such three-letter combinations as UGU, GAR, AWP and SFG, a warning sign with an arrow and the word Vent, my dog being told to GET DOWN, a Combine Harvester, Co-op (a newsagents), a No Camping sign, a look out point labeled OVERWATCH, a Nice Boat, a scottish girl named Annie May, a Steam Engine sign, a village named "Canon's Town" and many more random references. It's good to be back.

Right, Doki Majo Plus.
It's a remake of Doki Doki Majo Shimpan featuring more in-depth events and an extra episode. The story hasn't changed at all, but each character is a lot more defined, with actual conversations between them and other characters rather than a vague summary. It became apparent really quickly that I know enough Japanese to understand what's going on. Achievement Unlocked.
I was originally having trouble deciding which girl I liked the best, but now it has become clear to me that the ideal suspect is Akai Maho, the genki cheerleader who transforms into a loli. I enjoyed her story a lot, and the ending made things better. Basically, she's poor and she really likes cats. She uses her loli form when she's not at school, and her parents are either dead or missing. In her arc, Akuji (the player) notices a little girl who looks slightly alike to his suspect, and treats her to an ice cream, and sorts out her house or something (I really need to learn more Kanji). When he catches her transforming she defends herself and gets defeated, and subsequentially tested. All the voiced scenes were epic, especially those featured in Renge's arc.
Speaking of Renge's arc, about halfway through it the player is taken to the arcade where she hangs out, and is treated to a game of Star Radish.
Star Radish is a retro shooter done in a NGPC style. Since it's top-down, I thought it would be easy given my prior experiance with Touhou, but the randomness of the game made it overwhelmingly hard after not very long. I got past the first level but died early in the second, and I thought I'd blew my chance, but luckily you can go back to the arcade every evening (game time) and play again.
Doki Majo Plus features an extra character who serves as a joke character until the extra episode. She's a loli and her name's Kiara, and she's well-tanned. Naturally, you'd expect this kind of character to be in my good books, but she's also extremely clingy and evil. From the start, she clings to Maho, sexually harrasing the places meant for me. She's also all mysterious and shit like Rei/Yuki which makes her extremely unlikable. In the extra arc you get to fight and test her, but it's in her non-loli uber form, which kinda sucks, but the battle is extremely hard, and fun, making her a worthy final boss.
Overall, I fucking loved it. I really feel like actually buying it now.

Oh and endless eight ended apparently. It was because of me, btw.

Well, I guess that's all. Until next time...

Maho is superior to Monoko, Remilia, Luka, Dawn and Haruna and always will be.