Kidding. The Kinu Yasumi Almanac for Outsiders in /th/ tickles my fancy. Currently waiting for If You Spook the Buddha (/shrine/) to update. Would love it if Fairy on Scarlet Lake would come back to life.
I'm enjoying Another Incursion, The Kinu Yasumi Almanac for Outsiders, and High Contrast. I'm surprised I even enjoy the third considering I know absolutely nothing about Kingdom Hearts other than it's a bunch of dudes with lots of belts swinging around flashy, unwieldy key-shaped weapons.
>>13713 The writer does a good job of explaining shit that is relevant and not drowning readers in details they don't need. Unfortunately he did also decide HEY SO YUKARI IS THE BBEG NOBODY DID THAT BEFORE RIGHT and that's kind of shit on my expectations a little.
ctf_Gensokyo is pretty entertaining for anyone who enjoys TF2. Apart from that, Regrets of Reisen is a short story that I thought was very well written. I've been reading "ǝɹǝʇɹǝΛuoƆ" on /th/, and I think it has promise.
Adding Another incursion-side story because it has potential, Do the right thing, because it is an everlasting classic and my favorite story (even better now that the updates are actually understandable) Theater of youth because it is another everlasting classic (better now that the author is updating) Forest Mix because the MC is great (even though it is being a bit slow)
Just finished catching up to the An Excuse For stories today.
An Excuse for Aya The short version: If you like Slice of Life and Aya, then it’s worth reading. Less short version: Aya find herself in the outside. She gets a job at the same place you do, on the same day as you start. However, since she doesn’t have a home, you let her stay at your place and shenanigans ensures.
An Excuse For An Excuse for Aya (An Excuse For Who Again?) Short version: Ever heard of the fourth wall? Well this story hasn’t. It’s like Excuse for Aya, but with Momiji instead. Kinda short version: You’re a shitfag THP writer who manages a pub with 3 young girls. Your shitty-ass neighbor moves out and a new moves in. Take a wild guess at who your new neighbor is. Oh, and the story you write in the story is about grabbing Hatate's ass, I think.
Yeah, they’re two different stories. I thought an excuse for an excuse for just the next thread.
Lost Bees is worth a rec, if you're not opposed to crossovers. Getting into it might be harder at first for anyone unfamiliar with the game being referenced, but it comes together pretty quickly. Some of the updates are pretty massive walls of text, as a warning, but personally I consider that a good thing.
Seconding the ǝɹǝʇɹǝΛuoƆ recommendation now that it's more than two updates in. Also, that one thing with Ran that just popped up in /border/ looks like it might turn out interesting. Because more Ran is always necessary.
>>13847 If you're talking about a story with a weak MC, The Kinu Yasumi Almanac for Outsiders has one who's an ordinary human who can't fly or use magic and (most likely) never will. Forest Mix is similar, if you can handle the author's narrative style. An Excuse for an Excuse for Aya's MC is vulnerable to knives, so I'd count that. If You Spook the Buddha has Kogasa, and she's stage 2, so... I guess that counts? I mean, she doesn't flex much muscle in the story beyond cheap little tricks.
i just discovered this site last month and ive been binge reading some of the popular stories,its kind of hard searching for a stories with my favorite character in the storylist, can anyone reccomend me a tenshi story. even if it still incomplete is fine
Do the Right Thing has Tenshi join the party fairly early on. It's long and updates sporadically.
Tenshi is in This Story is mostly a Satori story but has Tenshi show up in the last couple of threads. Completed and has sequels; Your Love, Please Satori is in This Short Story San is in This Story There was some Tenshi in Your Love, Please as well.
Heads up in /shrine/ had her show up for a third of a thread.
Peach Tree that Bore Fruit is short and incomplete, but has Tenshi as a protagonist. Last update was back in 2011.
Theater of Youth is a high school AU, with Tenshi being one of the main love interests.
splICEd is a cyberpunk AU with Tenshi as the protagonist. Short and incomplete.
Those are the only ones I can remember at the moment.
As >>14143 said, Tenshi is in This Story and it's sequels focus on Satori: Your Love, Please Satori is in This Short Story San is in This Story
Other than that there are several old, unfinished and dead stories in /underground/ focusing on her but since it's been so long I can't remember which ones. The ones I can remember are: Dead Enterprise Kindred Inalterable Dependency Dreaming of Obsession
/underground/ is the smallest board with only seven pages worth of stories to sift through, so it shouldn't be too hard for you to find the rest if you want to.
Well, Remilia isn't the main focus in Being Meiling, but when she does show up she's indeed nice. It's been some time since I read it, though, so I'm not entirely sure how much she features in it, but she's still important. Besides that, I never finished A Fairy's Tale, but from what little I remember seeing Remilia in that she was also generally benevolent? Again, not sure how much she actually shows up in it.
Sorry I can't really offer you anything concrete, anon.
>>14177 Excuse my faggotry, but I'm pretty sure the only long running fic that's still alive is DtRT. Animating Gensokyo or whatever that's called might also be old? I don't remember and I'm too lazy to go back to the homepage to look.
>>14180 I finished Being Meiling roughly two weeks ago. That was good stuff. I've not read A Fairy's Tale. My god. I thought I did, but I don't recognize the first thread at all. Thank you.
>>14173 I've never even heard of these two. This thread has been profitable
>>14234 Man, we already got a very well-written Reisen story. It's about her becoming an unwilling serial killer and murdering your favorite Touhous, is an incredibly horrible experience for her, and has a really shitty ending. I don't know what everyone's complaining about.
Also a request: any other stories with a PI character? I can only remember the current "City of Harsh fantasies" "Favors Owed" the "Cirnoir" segments of "Don't read this!" (why isn't that its own thing??) and that story where each touhou is a mafia leader whose name eludes me atm.
>>14263 I wrote http://www.touhou-project.com/others/res/37032.html years ago. Never finished and I stopped when things were heating up. I've always wanted to revive it but every time I've brought it up, no one seemed very interested in the prospect. So this isn't exactly a recommendation just pointing out that it's another noir story with a PI.
>>14269 If you like Dungeons and Dragons, "A Wizard is You" has Keine in it. It hasn't updated in years though. In fact I'm pretty sure it stopped right before there was going to be an H scene with Keine. Or more accurately, the writefag wrote an update that skipped the H scene on purpose, promising that he would come back and write it later, and hasn't updated since.
>>14270 That was one of my favourite stories on this site, and definitely worth a read. That being said, the sheer number of discussion and neckbearding made it very difficult to go through, with only two or three updates in each thread at the end. I would advise against trying to read them all.
Not exactly a recommendation request and only really related because the story's been recommended in here a couple of times and I'm currently reading it. Does anyone know of a way to read Animating Gensokyo thread 6? It seems to be 404'd in the story list.
I've been thinking about Kagerou a lot recently. Getting an itch to write about her, even. Are there any writefags faster than I, who've done it already? Failing that, are there any stories focusing on DDCs who aren't stage 5 or 6?
>>14327 There are no stories focusing on Kagerou specifically to wit; Wakasagihime seems to be similarly lacking in stories. Sekibanki has Heads Up and Paper Football Days plus those couple of stories on /shorts/. I'm sure there was an /at/ something or another too, but I can't be arsed to find it.
Like >>14327 said, with the contest you've a marvelous opportunity to scratch your own itch.
>>14330 >There was a short-lived one in /eientei/ Gave that a whiff, but >5 story posts is indeed miserable. >>14329 >Paper Football Days >school AU Augh. >Heads Up Gave the /shorts/ one a try. I liked Rinnosuke's bit most of all, oddly. Maybe for how it felt like a CoLA chapter. Going to try the /shrine/ one as well, in the evening. Cheers, bossu. >those couple of stories on /shorts/ I wrote those. So you know my situation. >>14328 Screw that. I'm not a competitive soul. I work on my own terms. And my terms say I don't write unless I've got a full idea for a story in my head, which I currently don't. Which is why I was looking to read one. Damnation.
Oh, just so this doesn't become a useless post, I'd like to back up >>13719 and recommend An Excuse For An Excuse for Aya (An Excuse For Who Again?). It's an amazing little piece of wish fulfilment which doesn't feel like wish fulfilment thanks to the hilarious, snark-arse, male tsundere MC. Maybe the first "ye 2hu wakes up in the Outside World, what do" story on THP I read without my eyebrows twitching with second-hand shame, and I've been following this site for years. Go read it. Then bother the author to bloody update already. You and I both need more of that shit.
ACUTIE, a.k.a. A Cultured Utopia Tantamount In Excellence, is my choice for today. Not only it is the second best acronym CYOA, just after TITS, but is also a train wreck and completely unplanned story that managed to make a good MC, have good characterizations, an interesting approach (Magic isn't real, but a cult that believes it is isolated themselves in a town called "Gensokyo") and excellent plot twists that, despite being born of April's fools updates, have foreshadowing and make perfect sense.
The only part I didn't like is that, at some pivotal points, the author timeskipped ahead for no reason at all. What the fuck.
Don't Call Me a Glutton (Dacmag for short) updated and it's a really fun read. So far it's equal parts police procedural, food porn, and Kokoro being a jerk to everyone.
None of the original characters feel like donut steels, they fit into the setting pretty well and considering how little love the youkai mountain gets in general, it's great to see a story that really fleshes out the "daily life" aspect of the mountain.
>>14613 Nah man. Read Between the Lines is a completed story with an OC MC. Kosuzu is in it, but Mamizou isn't.
I think you're thinking of The Hunt for Little Bell. Kosuzu is the main character and Mamizou was in it near the start. Hasn't updated since 2014, right after the writefag promised to make a new thread "after the Writing Contest finishes. Or maybe a bit earlier." And then he never updated again.
>>14612 >>14617 Writefag of Little Bell here. I have awoken from my long slumber to tell you that it's dead, Jim.
I wrote myself into a corner back then, and a combination of real life stuff and writer's block forced me to leave the story on indefinite hiatus, and later completely forgot about it. Now I've learned from my mistakes and moved to better pastures. By which I mean I'm currently working on preparing another new story in hopes that I won't abandon it after the first thread. But I make no promises as to when I'll actually start writing it.
>>14698 Off the top of my head the only thing that comes to mind is the Sekibanki short in /shorts/ called Sekibanki written by the person who writes Kurodani Yamame Has No Gods.
There's also heads up one of the stories that was written for the quick words contest, but she's more of a side character to add commentary to Kogasa, also not a lot happens in that story. It's a fine story if what you're looking for is "Kogasa visits random people with a Sekibanki head."
Do we have any romance stories on the site that focus on a single pairing, precluding harem shenanigans (or /underground/ trolls) at all? Completed or otherwise doesn't matter, all I want is to see some good ol' fashioned loving done.
>>14943 There's been a sizeable amount. Off the top of my head, Tenshi is in This Story (featuring the MC and Satori) and An Excuse for A-Who? (featuring the MC and Momiji) come to mind. There are plenty more but I'm retarded and can't remember any more.
You can find a lot more romance on the site but they're more of a side thing rather than the main focus of the stories.
Sariel is one if the most underappreciated 2hus. She barely appeared in border house and in one of those small, old, stories that barely reach the second thread.
That said, Mai appeared and may soon star and arc in that Monster Musume story. Be warned that it updates as 'often' as Priest of Hakurei. Then again, both have really good quality. Maybe you really can't rush talent. Someone should tell the writer of Shadowmaiden that, though, he updated like there was no tomorrow.
Moving on, City of harsh fantasies is getting better each update. And Eastern Tale is pretty good, but has like three readers. Same with Otherwise, but that has the hard votes and slow updated to blame, I think.
Lost Bees has been pretty slow going lately, but hopefully that'll change soon.
Also, change this thread's title to requests/recommendations. We certainly do a lot of the former more than the later. It isn't a bad thing though.
Pretty sure Book Bird popped up in one of the This Shrine restarts. Oooor maybe it was AWiY. Either way, you're totally right in saying we need more book-nerd romance fiction. It's kinda frustrating having to resort to MLP to get my fix.
I didn't say anything about bookworm romance, but if that's your itch then surely Patchouli has seen a route or two by now? If she hasn't, something must be wrong with the world.
Anyway, CTRL+Fing around in stuff I have read turned up brief appearances in Landlord of Mayohiga, Flight of the Lost Soul and the Winter Contest short Under That Lake of Ice. She's also the protagonist of the AU story Metropolitan, which didn't last long either.
Yea, Patchy has a strong showing on this site, for which I'm very happy. Patch Quest is still my favorite story on the site, and I also enjoyed the Patch route option in that one story by that dude who used to be an author here, but now only spends his time updating the Patreon.
>>15308 If there were any such thing as a pocket protector tsukumogami, it would be Youmu, because she is a massive dork.
>>15034 This post tugs at my heartstrings and makes me want to hurry out a reboot of my now-dead story; we were a couple of very long updates away from Tokiko playing some role for a while, and the fact that I didn't make it there is a shame.
However, I have a living story or two to attend to, so that's not likely to happen anytime soon.
This is probably old hat to everyone on this site except silly old me, but I finally, after a criminally long time, got around to reading Fallout Gensokyo.
I think I've suffered brain damage
my synapses are not rated for this level of awesome
and now I've reached the end and there's no more and I'm in withdrawl but I can't stop thinking about it because the author actually came back everything sucks in comparison I can't even update my own story I think I need a shrink send help aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-
Ahem. Fallout Gensokyo is fucking amazing. You need to read it. Like, right now.
Somebody talk me out of buying Fallout, because then you won't see me for a year and I'll end up starting my own story and it will be awful and disrespectful to Fallout Anon.
>>15361 I really hope Fallout anon is doing alright. He was going through some tough times last time he checked in. Fallout gensokyo is probably my favourite story on the site, too bad it never got finished.
I've read all three of those already. Superstitious and Cowardly Lot was my introduction to THP, and I read THE GAME while suicidally depressed for medical reasons, which gave it a fuckton more punch. (I really don't recommend it though.)
I'd add Metropolitan, Renko's Adventure and maybe Border House for anyone looking for more grim/gritty modern-day stories. Maybe Creeping Shadows if you like high fantasy too. Fair warning though, all of them are dead.
City of Harsh Fantasies isn't quite as dark, more of a hardboiled detective story, but it's very good and still active so go check it out if you haven't already.
>>15370 Keymaster's Tengu of (Mis)Fortune in /youkai/ has Hina and the Aki sisters team up to gather more faith as a significant plot point. Its the sequel to Pleasant Meadows in /others/, which is the sequel to Being Meiling in /sdm/, neither of which have much to do with Gods doing real God things. They are all good stories though.
>>15382 Some of the later (actual porn) bits of The Beast Returns to Gensokyo are reasonably okay. The earlier stuff is pretty rough, and some of it is, uh... well, a little weird at times. But the writer mellowed out on that after a while. The bit with Shizuha is still one of my favorites. It helps that a lot of the non-porn parts of story are pretty entertaining too.
Too bad there really isn't that much good in /at/. Nothing I can remember, anyway.
>>15382 48 Paizuri Techniques. If you're into the fetish, it's a masterpiece. If you aren't, it's still very good. It's a semi-continuous series of shorts, so even if you want to read just one character's part, you aren't missing a lot of context.
I will never live down Yamame losing the last few votes. How did that happen?
>>15397 I can tell some good stories. Please note that of course it's all based on personal tastes, and such.
1 - "Expectations of Sanguine Disorder": classic, it gets better as you go on. 2 - "Hakugyokuro LA": second classic, have to read it. 3 - "SCIENCE!": kappas, kappas everywhere. 4 - "(Un)Gratefully Doing It Yourself" that later becomes "God Damnit Yukari!": ongoing, reverse-logic base plot (not gonna tell what, go read it), funny and entertaining. 5 - "I, Youkai / Phobe's Outing": well done OC, for once. Really. 6 - "Favors Owed": poor little rabbit. 7 - Anything written by "Keymaster", really. All his 3 stories are amazing. Read them in order of publication/writing! 8 - "A Fairy's Tale" and "AFT: Small Tales & Tall Tales" - unique views on certain characters, really nice. 9 - "The Magician’s Apprentice Exchanged Cups with an Oni": ongoing, it's just great. 10 - "Restorer in Gensokyo": another good OC. Yes it is possible. 11 - "Marisa's Magical Misadventure": ongoing, nice. Nothing much to say, it does its job well. 12 - "A Scarlet-Stained Memoir": here some SDM characters are really interesting. Unique. 13 - "Heads Up!": ongoing, follows Kogasa around Gensokyo. Light-hearted, fun. I like it a lot.
And now for the stalled ones. These are good, but sadly not complete. They may pick up again though, there is always hope.
1 - "Fairy on Scarlet Lake": great story. Amazing romance too. An absolute must. 2 - "Little Soldier Lost": Eientei scene, mixed with soldier. Nice. 3 - "Touhouvania": I think the name says it all. 4 - "Fallout Gensokyo": easily one of the best stories here. Period. 5 - "Seven Sensual Sirens": Yukari fooling around, just in a less mainstream way.
>>15397 Yo I'm not gonna lie but I really liked Moral's gay wizard x succubus smut. I'm on mobile so I can't be assed to find the link but if you search Wholesome Succubus Quest on suptg you'll find it. It's about a succubus trying to fuck a gay wizard and that's pretty much the whole plot. The greatest thing is the smut isn't even the best part of the quest. It's the comedy. If you liked his purple prose lewds you'll like this.
Been a while since I really surfed the site, what sort of hits does the site have (well the closest thing to them anyways considering THP these days seem to have men trying to take over the work of gods)
>>15569 I can't remember the name but that old story in /others/ where the MC was the final boss of an incident and had Kogasa and Nue in major roles. Writer was a gov employee of some sort. But with anything of particular value, it died suddenly without much word.
>>15572 If you'll allow self-shilling, >>/others/65260 "The Magician’s Apprentice Exchanged Cups with an Oni" has had a good reception. I also update fairly frequently, though I haven't touched the story in a few days cause I'm sick right now.
Going back a bit further, YAF snuck in another masterpiece, "Kurodani Yamame Has No Gods", which you can find over at >>/underground/14818, Raftclans popped up with a detective story called "City of Harsh Fantasies" at >>/others/63343 and NRFB started a Seiran and Ringo story called "Shoot For The Moon" at >>/eientei/26336. They're all the good, non-stalled stories I can think of back to 2016.
>>15581 Sekihead juggler here. Wham, Bam, KuroYam does mostly away with the snark, save one rather minor character and Satori, who appears around the last third of the story. It’s the same Satori, however, and KuroYam has… let’s say references to Tenshi is in This Story. So, if I had to recommend it, I’d recommend reading it after TiiTS and its sequel. Otherwise, some things may feel… abrupt.
It was a bit of a stupid move in retrospect, but with so many heads to handle, one is bound to break a neck or two.
>>15668 The only other thing I can think of to add is a few old Keymaster stories like Being Meiling or Tengu of Misfortune. (The latter one's the third in a 'trilogy' though, with copious spoilers for the previous stories) I can't promise they'd be to your liking, but short of some weird porn shorts and what the others already mentioned, it's all I've got.
>>15668 Shoot for the Moon in /eientei/ has Seiran interested in Yamame and Ringo. The yuri is more of a subplot than the main thrust of the story though, and I think the story might be on its deathbed at the moment.
As for that necromancer story, I assume you mean Animating Gensokyo in /th/. By the writefag's own admission, he stopped caring about the story a long time ago and only managed to get as far as he did because he stubbornly wanted the story to end and ended up pushing forwards towards an ending as fast as he could. The story is supposedly only one update from being over, but by the looks of things we are going to get a bad end if the writefag ever gets motivated enough to finish it.
"Unrelenting faith" is short but strong. It's Cu-Chan's adventure, but with a weak MC.
"Lost bees" is still going, even when updates are slow. Conspiracy paradise with a supernatural touch and entering the critical 'Goddamnit Yukari' phase.
"Priest of Hakurei" shows us that a story doesn't need a weak MC to keep stakes high.
"Christopherson's magnificent adventure" remains unique, even if updates are slowing down even more.
"Another incursion" show us that destroying any sympathy for our MC is still a bad idea. But whatever, cute dragon grills fighting futuristic jets alongside the (not really) Royal Air Force is something you can't get anywhere else. Not with this amount of quality anyway.
If you're into purple prose. YA can't Forget "A Parade Comes to a Head" "Tales of a half ghost" is a decent alternative if you're into Youmoe.
Finally, my very favorite story, "The Magician that likes lolis but loves his bookworm Shishou Exchanged Fluids with an Oni" updates like once a month, so keep an eye for that too.
>>15744 Here, I can't believe I forgot 'Make a Fist'!
It escapes every single recurrent problem of this site's stories.
The story actually moves forward at a decent pace, the star is an uncommon, underrated Touhoe, choices matter, there's character development but without overriding MC's nature, we change the game's status quo... A thoroughly enjoyable read.
It's ending too! Or, at least, we are about to accomplish the main objective.
It had a lot of potential, that's for sure. Unfortunately, Kagerou's character was too weak to serve as a meaningful foil for any of the admitidly well executed supporting cast. Not intelligent/ambitious enough to have a fun scene with patchy, not witty/horny enough to have a fun scene with Remi, and the list continues in this fashion. The most egregious of these deficencies has to be her leadership/charisma though. I expected the contrast between Sakuya's brutal regime and whatever style Kagerou went with would be a central pillar of the story, but there was hardly any interplay at all between her and the fairy brigade.
I do have to acknowledge the interaction with Banki was well done though.
>>16108 Late as hell, but >hardly interplay at all between her and the fairy brigade
Blame the voters. They didn't want any of that, judging from the choices. Same with why Kagerou's character is "too weak"; there were choices to learn more and everyone went chasing shenanigans instead. Anyway, the main character is the rock and everybody seemed to forget that constantly.