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Re: Introductions thread
« Reply #150 on: November 20, 2023, 03:58:08 PM »
Hello! Call me Ale or Nish, either is fine. 18, he/him, going into 1st year of uni next year.

For a long time I had a very rough idea of what Touhou was ("that bullet hell game based on Shinto"), and I had been exposed to a lot of Touhou content on the internet, sometimes without realizing (there have been multiple occasions while playing the games where I go, "Hey, I've heard this song before"). However, I only became a fan about a month ago.
I'm part of the Googology community, an amateur mathematics community dedicated to set theory and large numbers; Touhou is really popular in the Japanese side of that community, theming large number contests and even a Googology-based manga around Touhou. I don't speak Japanese, but at the time I had a lot of interest in googology works from the Japanese side of the community (using machine translation to understand them), and that led to a curiosity about Touhou; eventually I decided to try EoSD, and I fell in love with the series.

Since early this year, I've been avoiding social media and algorithmic content: I stopped using YouTube, Twitter and Reddit, accessing them through frontends that remove/have an option to remove algorithms (e.g Nitter and Piped), and only use Discord very sparingly if I have no other option to communicate with someone. The sheer amount of ways in which these sites try to optimize themselves for engagement through A/B testing and psychological manipulation, even to the point of silently breaking some of their basic features, is really disturbing to me (not to mention unhealthy for everyone), and I've sought to regain that control through frontends; but I haven't really experimented much with other forms of social media, so it'll be interesting to try talking on forums for the first time since I was a child

With that said, nice to meet you all, and I hope we can get along ^_^

Welcome  :meiling:  :meiling:  :meiling:

 A lot of mathematicians/programmers get into Touhou, it's probably in their DNA.

I'm glad to see that other people are starting to see forums less as a relic of the past and more of an alternative to the modern social media atmosphere. For example in China, forums aren't as dead as they are in the west (maybe it's because of their lack of social media, but that's just another can of worms I don't want to get into). So to me forums aren't dead, they're simply dormant for the time being. Don't shy away from starting a topic or responding to a post, I'd love to see other's opinions on the topics posted here.


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Re: Introductions thread
« Reply #151 on: November 20, 2023, 06:02:19 PM »
A lot of mathematicians/programmers get into Touhou, it's probably in their DNA.

From what I've seen, a lot of mathematicians/programmers get into anime stuff in general, so it's not surprising :P

Don't shy away from starting a topic or responding to a post, I'd love to see other's opinions on the topics posted here.

Thank you ^_^ I'm still new to Touhou, so I might not be able to contribute that much, but I'll try to be active regardless


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Re: Introductions thread
« Reply #152 on: November 29, 2023, 05:27:07 PM »
Hello, I'm Readydaer. Many shorten it to Ready. I'm an amateur writer woman and I live in the EST area of the United States.

Like many, I mostly experienced Touhou in background radiation snippets in childhood; I remember listening to a Bad Apple midi cover on youtube over and over again without knowing what it was from. From then on I was just vaguely aware of what it was, being occasionally reminded of its existence when I heard melodies or the zunpet. In late summer 2021 I came across a veggietales meme that used the climax of Idolatrize World, instantly recognized it as touhou music, and fell in love from there. Now touhou is my autistic special interest. I found this website a few months ago when I was looking up touhou theories and decided to join now because I enjoy my time on the wrongplanet forum.

I've read Forbidden Scrolley and own the english volumes, read Wild and Horned Hermit, the fairy manga, Silent Sinner in Blue, Cage in Lunatic Runagate, and a little of Lotus Eaters and Foul Detective Satori. I've listened to all of ZUN's Music Collections and read their stories. I've played most of the games and got at least easy 1ccs on them, and got Lunatic 1ccs on Wily Beast and Weakest Creature with YoumuWolf, Unconnected Marketeers with Sanae, and Unfinished Dream of All Living Ghost with Seiran and some others. I also cleared every story on Overdrive in AoCF.

My favorite characters are Yukari, Mokou, Joon, and Hisami, my favorite game is UDoALG, and my favorite song is Beast Metropolis

I also like Transformers, philosophy/psychology, and reading/writing. I've even published my own book.

I hope to have fun here chatting
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