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I've always found that one of the things I like most about Touhou is that, much like SpongeBob, it's always relevant - in other words, a lot of things that aren't Touhou still remind me of Touhou in some way, shape or form. So I felt like this new iteration of MotK needs something a lot like the "You know you're addicted to Touhou when..." threads of the past, as I really liked those threads, but I decided to give this one a title that better reflects its purpose as a "Touhouholics Anonymous" thread more than one of those lame "You know you're addicted to X when you think Y in real life" threads that are on other forums.
Some things that I've seen recently that remind me of Touhou would be:
* In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's adventure mode, two of the bosses in the Dark World are Dracula from Castlevania and Marx from Kirby. Because those two bosses happen to be a legendary vampire and a being with crystalline bat wings, I sometimes like to think of them as the Scarlet Sisters (but with Flandre wearing Clownpiece's hat for some reason).
* The beginning of Calyrex's leitmotif from Pokémon Sword and Shield sounds a lot like the beginning of both Strange Bird of the Moon, Illusion of Mysterious Cat and The Reversed Wheel of Fortune.
* In Chuggaaconroy's LP of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, he noted how the plot of the game is a lot like that of the Delta Episode from Pokémon ORAS, given the meteor and the involvement of Rayquaza and Deoxys, but other things about the plot, like the fact that it involves natural disasters happening, that a Pokémon with earthquake and (limited) weather powers (i. e. Groudon) is a major late-game boss, and that the final battle takes place in the sky (much like Tenshi's debut in SWR) against a dragon Pokémon that has godlike powers and a relation to weather (much like Gensokyo's own Dragon God) reminded me a lot more of Scarlet Weather Rhapsody. Not to mention Chugga accusing Whiscash of causing the natural disasters because of the banned anime episode involving Whiscash and earthquakes, but I knew there was a deeper reason for that in the form of the legendary Namazu.
So what are your experiences with being reminded of Touhou? Do tell!
Anything magical, otherwordly, etc. that has or could have a connection to Touhou. I know that's pretty broad because that's how I work. "Hmm, that must be a youkai" - I think that a lot.
Flowers. I oftenly assimilate flowers to some characters.
Lily of the valley for exemple(it's a tradition in France, the 1st May is associated with this flower. The day of my name is also the 1st May, as a matter of fact.) I instantly think of Medicine.
Also, sunflower has always been my favorite flower, since before touhou. When I see a sunflower field, I can't help but think of Yuuka.
Cherry blossoms are other things that makes me think of a character, Yuyuko. I know it's a typical thing of Japan, but the fight with Yuyuko impressed me so much that I think of her when I see cherry blossoms.
Metal music. For as long as I remember, I loved my music to be intense, which was classical for awhile, then I discovered death and black metal when I was like 10, and... Err. I dislike vocals and vocalists. Black metal and Death metal have a bad rep for having weird ass vocals, but it didn't bug me because I hated all vocals (I think it's an autism spectrum thing. I generally don't advertise it for an excuse, but this isn't an excuse, it's a taste, so I openly admit it), and as a matter of fact they bugged me less because the volume of the vocalist in that form of music was generally much less compared to the rest of t he band than every other form of vocalist (despite them screaming at the top of their lungs). I wished there was a genre of metal like death or black metal with no vocalist at all though despite them offending me the least of all the music genres with vocalists. Touhou fan-music was my first exposure to actually GREAT metal with NO vocals. I know it's not limited to Touhou, but I never would have found it without it. so every time I find good metal, Touhou is my gold-standard.
I autocomplete certains song with Touhou song when parts that are similar familiar to parts of Touhou songs plays out. For example, I watched Howl's moving castle again after a LONG while, and when I heard the main theme play, and my mind autocompleted the song with Cirno's theme (after the 12th second of the Utube video)
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