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    1000 KB Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)07:32 No.8661171  
    You are now aware that the names for most Touhou characters are retarded fantasy names in Japanese.

    Utsuho Reiuji = 通称 = Sky Soulravenpath (or Emptiness Soulravenpath)
    Rin Kaenbyou = 火焔猫 燐 = Phosphorous Blazingcat
    Yuugi Hoshiguma = 星熊 勇儀 = Starbear Braveryritual
    Shou Toramaru = 寅丸 星 = Star Tigercircle
    Momiji Inubashiri = 犬走 椛 = Maple Dogrunning
    Keine Kamishirasawa = 上白沢 慧音 = Wisesound Upperstreamofawhitevalley
    Wriggle Nightbug = Wriggle Nightbug = Wriggle Nightbug
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)07:34 No.8661183
    you are now aware that those are also legitimate names in Japan.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)07:34 No.8661187
    That's how all Japanese names are.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)07:35 No.8661192
    You are now aware tha--

    Did I hear someone say weeaboo?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)07:36 No.8661197

    Pretty much. In English speaking countries, we name families after jobs (Potter, Sawyer, Tailor). In Japan, they name people after things.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)07:39 No.8661218
    So, in Japanese, WotC's 4e Nounverb name structure for monsters would be perfectly normal?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)07:41 No.8661227

    Names like "Monkey Skybridge" are normal.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)07:45 No.8661257

    Of course, the thing with Kanji is those names could be translated as that, or as something completely different. In any case, yes, that kind of name is normal in Japan.

    But really, fuck Kanji.
    >> Touhou Homebrew Guy 03/19/10(Fri)07:47 No.8661272
    They're also nearly all some sort of play on words relating to the character, often in multiple directions.

    Moon language is a silly thing.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)07:48 No.8661277
    I don't see what UPPERSTREAMOFAWHITEVALLEY has to do with Keine.
    >> Touhou Homebrew Guy 03/19/10(Fri)07:50 No.8661288

    >The kanji characters for Keine translate loosely to "Wise sound" while Kamishirasawa literally means "Upper stream of a white valley." However, the Kamishirasawa kanji can be read as "ue-hakutaku" and so likely a pun by ZUN when he named the "Were-Hakutaku" character.

    >Keine" is also a declensional form of the German word of negative article or negative determiner as "no" in "No one shall sleep tonight". Although the two words are pronounced differently, Keine's name used in this manner may also be a reference to her ability to negate history.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)07:53 No.8661303
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    I liked Utsuho better when she was called Sky Ravensoul.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)07:56 No.8661320
    Well my name translates to Mightyman Pureblooded so I guess I'm no place to speak.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)07:58 No.8661333
    "Saru Sorahachi" sounds good enough to be confirmed for a next toehoe name.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)07:58 No.8661335
    Hmm, seeing these preposterous japanese names I'm thinking maybe the mary sue extreme table needs an update.
    >> Touhou Homebrew Guy 03/19/10(Fri)07:58 No.8661338
    That is a very manly name.

    Do you eat killer whales whole?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:01 No.8661355
    >Wriggle Nightbug = Wriggle Nightbug = Wriggle Nightbug
    >Alice Margatroid = Alice Margatroid = Alice Margatroid

    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:06 No.8661388
    Phosphorous is a very preposterous given name.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:09 No.8661410

    But the thing is, these names aren't Sue-ish. They're perfectly ordinary Japanese names. A basic name for a girl in Japan, akin to calling your girl Anne, is "Cherry Blossom" (aka, Sakura). Hell, there are even dudes named that.

    It's just how the Japanese roll.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:13 No.8661422
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    >> H.P. Loveshaft !pFyeWRkrwc 03/19/10(Fri)08:14 No.8661431
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    >Wriggle Nightbug = Wriggle Nightbug = Wriggle Nightbug

    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:18 No.8661449
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    Those names on the op are small time, I give you Tenshi Hinanai (比那名居 天子(ひななゐ てんし)) or "The child of heaven, from the small family serving the Nai clan, who are in charge of earthquakes"

    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:24 No.8661473
    >She is very earthy for a celestial, and lacks charisma.

    Fuck yes, dumping Charisma.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:37 No.8661550
    >perfectly ordinary Japanese name

    Then how come when I google "Hoshiguma", the first thing that comes up is Touhou results?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:41 No.8661569
    How come when I google "Knightley," the first things that come up are Keira Knightley? "Hoshiguma" is a very unusual name but it's still a valid name by Japanese naming conventions.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:42 No.8661571

    Well, Hoshiguma is odd, but not because of its construction - but rather, because the Japanese tend to prefer to name each other after flowers or constellations or poetic stuff like that, while Hoshiguma is a construction with "bear", which is what makes it unusual (but appropiately oni-like).

    >Play Touhou
    >See boss
    >Read boss name
    >Realize boss is a bear
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:43 No.8661577
    "Bear" is a normal name character. My old teacher's name was literally "Bear Valley Lily."
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:44 No.8661584

    That is one cool name. I have heard very few names like that, though, myself. Might be an area difference, then.
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)08:46 No.8661595
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    >implying it's not fitting.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:49 No.8661607
    My japanese class teacher in college's name translates to Stronggirl Forestgod.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:49 No.8661608
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    I liked her better when she was called Chiquita Dragonforce.
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)08:49 No.8661610

    Good lord. Best not piss her off.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:51 No.8661626

    Japanese: Indulging your inner fantasy nerd when naming your child!
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:52 No.8661636
    Think about the genesis of your own name. My name means "life." My younger brother's name means "peaceful king." Our surname refers to a mythical beast.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:53 No.8661637
    This ass hole: Judging a foreign culture by the standards of his own.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:54 No.8661648
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    While we're having a /tg/ Touhou thread, anyone know how to stat Yuugi in Mutants & Masterminds beyond STR/CON, Large Size and Skills revolving around reaching out to choke a bitch?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:56 No.8661662
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    YugixParsee <3
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:57 No.8661665
    Does japan just not have proper nouns or something? A name is a fucking name it shouldn't 'mean' anything. See: Smith. It's a second name it's also the name of a metalworker. It still doesn't change the fact that it's a noun, a name of something. They're the same word. Why do japs not have rigid naming conventions? You would of thought that when someone is trying identify a specific thing that they'd need a single word to use instead of something that can be interpretative.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:59 No.8661676

    Aw, don't get rectum sore, friend. I think he was just poking some fun. I mean, it *is* kind of silly when you think about how we look at Adjectivenoun name conventions in English

    Yes, it's different in Japanese, but it's still humorous when you apply English logic to Japanese naming conventions. Heck, a *lot* of the weird Japanese things I can think of only really apply when you look at it with English logic. It doesn't mean it's right, but it *is* funny ::3
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:00 No.8661681
    >Large Size

    Yeah, no.

    Yuugi's innate ability is manipulation of supernatural phenomena.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:00 No.8661688
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    Dear god. I hope you never go abroad, you're liable to die of culture shock the moment you cross the border to Canada, or then the locals will get sick of your pointing out things that are "wrong" in their culture, history and society, and kick your sorry contents out of you.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:01 No.8661690
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    Wrong Oni.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:02 No.8661697

    You seem to think I judge it as bad, for some reason. Which is a wrong impression.

    If anything, their fantasy naming conventions is one of the few things I love about Japan!


    Yeah, my name also does have a meaning if you go all the way back to ancient Hebrew - but I'm mostly named after a dude from the Bible, with practically nobody remembering what his name actually meant. I just love how the Japanese have the drive to actually use names that mean stuff while knowing what it means and even getting a bit poetic about it.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:02 No.8661698
    Holy shit.

    Shut the fuck up, you American faggot.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:02 No.8661700
    I'm from Canada. People I have met in my lifetime include Blade (his parents were skaters), Kamir (his parents were new age), and Buckingham (her parents were just retarded). "Rigid naming conventions" my ass.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:04 No.8661711
    That's my Powergaming Faggot needing a size-modifier for Grapple checks.
    We're not starting at a high enough power level to make good use of the size-changing power.
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)09:15 No.8661763
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    Just posting this..because.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:18 No.8661783
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    Stupid Sexy Starbear
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:19 No.8661787

    The thing I like best about this thread is how people are ignoring the names we have and their original meanings, just because we don't think about them, doesn't mean they don't exist.

    That isn't to say the Japanese don't have some stupid bullshit going on with their language, but there are much better things to criticise them over.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:20 No.8661793
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    Marisa Kirisame = 霧雨 魔理沙 = Magiclogicsand Drizzle
    Youmu Konpaku = 魂魄 妖夢 = Bewitchingdream Soulsoul
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:20 No.8661796
    For being extremely overpoweredin canon, she was pretty easy to defeat in PCB. Most likely because her attacks were basically remixed versions of Ran's attacks. Some were even easier than Ran's.
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)09:23 No.8661809
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    Oh, Marisa.

    You slut.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:24 No.8661817
    She was never beaten in canon though. Which is just a testament to how hilariously OP she is considering that makes her the only undefeated boss in the entire series.
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)09:24 No.8661818
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    Lazy. As utterly broken as she is, bitch is LAZY as hell.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:27 No.8661847

    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:27 No.8661851

    Exactly. A lot of us English speakers have just *forgotten* what our names mean and refer to, while the Japanese try to be a little more poetic with that stuff

    I've been told my first name means "Victor of the people" in old Irish, while my last name refers to the color black in the same language. I wouldn't know myself because I've never looked into it, but that's what my parents told me, so.. yeah. Our names mean a lot more than we tend to give them credit for, but I think most eastern civilizations get into that poetic side of naming conventions more than western ones
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:28 No.8661854
    Just looked up the meaning of my English name.

    "Bright Fame Wise Protector of the Wise"

    What the fuck.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:28 No.8661858
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    To be fair, difficulty or stage of a boss doesn't directly translate into their strength. Suika and Yuugi are constantly referred to as being extremely strong top tier youkai, but they don't always get placed as such. Yuugi is a stage 3 boss in her introduction, both are stage 6 bosses in Double Spoiler with Nazrin (the mouse) coming in a later stage.

    So it comes down to how people describe them in setting, it's probably easiest to say most the strongest characters are comparable to one another in different ways for strength because at that level everyone has some kind of retarded instant death power and it becomes impossible to judge, add in the fact that Touhou has several occasions where these characters can just do magic not described as part of their power for plot issues (stealing Spring for example) and it becomes one huge argument for narrative causality within the Touhou universe.

    If the story stars you, you are fucking broken awesome.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:29 No.8661863
    Got a couple of friends with hippie parents named Rainstar and Riverstar.

    Not "translates as rain star and river star." And Rainstar's a dude.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:30 No.8661872
    I think my name means "Lord of the Spear" in Gaelic, IIRC.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:30 No.8661875
    >add in the fact that Touhou has several occasions where these characters can just do magic not described as part of their power for plot issues (stealing Spring for example)

    Indeed. Youmu's abilities wouldn't seem to be related to stealing spring, but there you have her.

    Or perhaps that's more one of her powers as gardener, not warrior.
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)09:33 No.8661891
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    True. I love Reimu. Fucking Miko breaks FLYING.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:34 No.8661909
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    That's easily debatable and comes down to exactly what you consider canon, for example several of the plots from IaMP and SWR are considered canon, generally Suika's plot in IaMP and ALL the SWR plots apparently.

    That said, it's been stated that fighting Yukari is a unnerving thing because she doesn't seem to fight seriously, many have trouble judging her strength and sometimes she just lets up without much of a fight, perhaps as part of her schemes.

    The point is Yukari is supposed to be a mysterious scheming bitch, she's not supposed to be a powerhouse. That's Suika's job, Yukari doesn't care for petty bravado and will get her own way through some twisted path only she can follow.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:35 No.8661915
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    It's more that their languages haven't changed as much, so the old meanings of names are still apparent. Our names tend to have been passed down since the language was completely different, and you probably can't read Old English or archaic German. But a person who knows modern Japanese can usually read ancient Japanese with no problem.

    So I might be named "Stone Scythe," but I needed to do some research to figure it out. A Jap with a similar name would just recognize the Kanji.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:39 No.8661959
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    Oh M&M. So min/max. A friend of mine had a character that was immune to bullets, blades and explosions, but had no defense against a punch to the face.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:43 No.8662003
    See, I would consider that awesome. You're a superhero, you have a bizarre secret vulnerability.

    M&M is incredibly easy to minmax. So easy that anyone with any sense realizes that's intentional; you're free to make an overpowered character if you want to break the game and not have fun. If, on the other hand, you wanna play a superhero RPG, you pick the powers that fit your character concept, not the ones that make you maximally effective in combat.

    Like most RPGs, M&M is not designed to be played like D&D.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:46 No.8662030

    This is true, too. It seems like a lot of Eastern people know the history of their language more than Westerners

    But yeah, it's fascinating to know a few things about your own name
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:46 No.8662036
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    Which then wouldn't explain why Sakuya, Reimu and Marisa are able to collect the essence of spring along the way which Yuyuko wanted to take back from them (and they were using to power their cherry borders which are like fucking bombs for how broken awesome they were).

    I imagine you could explain it away as part of a ritual spell Yuyuko performed that allowed Yuyuko and others to gather the essence of spring, magic is common in Gensokyo and all the main characters can manipulate it in some way or another either through divine power or arcane, but it's just a minor detail in the larger plot device.

    In Imperishable Night each team has someone who is able to freeze the night, for some of them it makes sense. Yukari manipulated the border between night and day, Sakuya used her powers on a larger scale and I suppose the other two teams would have to have used some kind of magical ritual as they don't have those kinds of powers.

    Also, Eirin is able to replace THE MOON (or at least it's representation in Gensokyo) with magic. So yeah, it really is a fairy tale setting where things follow a odd childish logic, the kind where people think the Earth is flat. Gensokyo as a place is described as a world of phantasms and faith so this kind of thing is probably much easier there.

    Either way, I don't see much point in arguing over who's the strongest in the Gensokyo universe, ZUN will trample over anyone's misconceptions any time he feels like writing a new story and everyone has a chance to shine.
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)09:48 No.8662053
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    That..is amusing.



    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:50 No.8662071
    >not even a flimsy pretense of being /tg/ related
    Reported, with prejudice.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:50 No.8662075
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    >kind where people KNOW the Earth is flat
    But yes, god points.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:54 No.8662104
    Just a legitimate question: Why do touhouturds still believe that the characters are girls? It's very clear that they all have penises, and a penis is a sure sign of being male.
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)09:58 No.8662138

    Futa=! male. Also, lolmagic.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:59 No.8662150
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    There are exactly four purely male characters:
    One is a giant flying turtle.
    One is a character's father (he never actually appears).
    One is a shopkeeper that only appears in the books.
    One is an angry cloud.

    The others at least have breasts, making them hermaphrodites.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:01 No.8662158
    Hey, I'm aware! Check that out!

    But, oddly enough, I still don't seem to CARE.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:02 No.8662174

    That doesn't mean men don't exist, they even spoke of the 'Great Tengu' with a male pronoun so it's probable that even some male youkai exist. They just get no coverage.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:04 No.8662186
    Huge penis and huge balls = MALE, so touhou = MALE.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:04 No.8662187

    No, of course they do. There are many male humans in the Gensokyo world. They're just not *characters*, because they don't even get a role as extras or background characters. It's something you assume it's there, but which is never mentioned.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:05 No.8662198
    Male characters DO exist exclusively, for the simple reason that every single character has a huge penis.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:06 No.8662206
    That magically disappears in more than half the time?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:06 No.8662208
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    Obviously everyone in Gensokyo should accept Rinnosuke as their spiritual lineage.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:06 No.8662213

    But they don't have confirmed penises. In fact, the only character that might actually be futa is Nue, and that only when she feels like it (perks of shapeshifting). And Yukari, of course, but Yukari doesn't count for the purposes of any debate.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:07 No.8662217
    I got your back
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)10:09 No.8662234

    Any touhou futa I see lacks balls, has a cock, has tits, and has a pussy.


    >And Yukari, of course, but Yukari doesn't count for the purposes of any debate.

    This should be a rule, perhaps.
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    Fuck yes Violet Eightclouds you are the best youkai ever
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:11 No.8662252
    >WotC's 4e

    >implying older editions didn't use the same naming system
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)10:12 No.8662260

    Female him looks a LOT like Yuki Nagato. It's freaky.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:12 No.8662267
    It's canon that there are no girls in Gensokyo, so stop fapping to them.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:13 No.8662274
    wriggle nightbug is one of the best names ive ever heard
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    >Rin Kaenbyou = 火焔猫 燐 = Phosphorous Blazingcat

    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:13 No.8662281
    You spelled Phosphorus wrong.
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)10:14 No.8662285

    Another thought: Etrin, or whatever her name is. The mad doc. she likely has one, or could give you one, because that's how she rolls.
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)10:16 No.8662306


    Oh god. She's a nightmare, though. She will throw you down, and force you to eat your own cum. Fucking spell cards!
    >> Gilliam Yaeger !q0uEtog.ao 03/19/10(Fri)10:16 No.8662307
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    >Sees OP
    >First thought
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    So this thread starts by trying to insult touhous and ends up being a touhou thread. So what have we learned trolls? Touhoufags are all masochists, this is why they relish your hate. If you want the amount of touhou to drop, stop hating on them, it gets them off.
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    >the guy on /jp/ that I copied this off spelt it wrong
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:17 No.8662320
    >Yukari Nyarlathotep.jpg

    What? Yukari is clearly Yog-Sothoth.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:17 No.8662321
    >this thread starts by trying to insult touhous

    uh... what?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:17 No.8662322

    Eirin. Eirin Yagokoro. Well, probably, yeah. She has mad science and the magitech of several millenia of Lunarian technological advances at her disposition. I doubt grafting a dick on someone is beyond her surgical ability.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:19 No.8662329
    Nobody on /tg/ knows anything about Lovecraft and haven't read anything he has written.

    Well except me.

    Just ignore anything related to something that was near Lovecraft for 1 second or more. They'll be sure to fuck it up 20 times over no matter what it is.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:20 No.8662336
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    >Fuck yes Violet Eightclouds you are the best youkai ever

    OH GOD
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:20 No.8662339
    Full retarded has been went.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:20 No.8662343

    Ai Ai hastur fhtagn
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:21 No.8662351

    Yep, sounding quite Yukari there, Yoggy. Or viceversa. Or they're the same thing. Or they spend Tuesdays playing omnidimensional chess. Whatever. Point is, they're quite alike.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:22 No.8662356
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    > Touhoufags are all masochists, this is why they relish your hate.
    ...You ONLY just realised?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:26 No.8662377
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    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:29 No.8662405
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    Yukari dreams of being a real girl
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)10:30 No.8662411
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    Ah, thank you.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:30 No.8662414
    My name means Divine Judge Container

    You better not open it.
    >> Gilliam Yaeger !q0uEtog.ao 03/19/10(Fri)10:31 No.8662431

    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:34 No.8662472
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    Damnit Aya, you ruin everything you touch.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:35 No.8662481
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    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)10:38 No.8662514
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    >implying she's not more real than any girl there is.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:38 No.8662518
    Ironic I just finished reading an Aya/Cirno doujin this morning.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:41 No.8662549
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    Is it just me or is that gif not loading past this part for anyone else?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:42 No.8662562
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)10:43 No.8662578
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    Yeah..she does that.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:45 No.8662592
    Same here. I actually know that attack. It is used by last boss ( Garra ) in ESPra.de. as last attack.

    And it is actually easier to dodge than that. You can move above the boss when she shoots the pink hands. It takes fucking forever if you do it that way though.
    >> /d/eviating Ca/tg/irl 03/19/10(Fri)10:45 No.8662593
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    Sounds nice.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:45 No.8662595
    >Sky Soulravenpath
    >Starbear Braveryritual

    OH GOD Touhou and 4E use the same naming conventions
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)10:45 No.8662596
    You can thank Kebinu for that.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:03 No.8662766
    I used to think most Japanese names were horribly silly a long time ago.

    Then I found behind the name and some basic information on origin of language for the last name. Found out I'm truly a bastardized spelling of God fearing Reef.

    That's when I realized that most western names beyond retarded "I want my kid to be special I'll make up something" fall into three categories.

    1) Something from another language that people thought was cool or wanted to name it after someone they knew, horribly maiming it in the process.

    2) Something that meant something but due to general dropping, changing meanings, and general ignorance we have forgotten what the name means.

    3) The most popular one and two compounded over hundreds of years.

    In the end humans are fucking stupid in naming shit. I don't know if it'd be better to randomly stick combination of letters together just so they won't have the retarded baggage, but that won't take off as people love the retarded shit.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:12 No.8662864
    But the thing is, if you're from a primarily English speaking place like Britain and your name actually means "Maple Dogrunning" in some language that you can't speak yourself, that can slide.

    But these names are what they mean in Japan's actual language. It's like introducing yourself in English as "Hi, I'm Maple Dogrunning."
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:14 No.8662885

    Oh, come on. That's such a negative way to look at it

    I have to admit that personally I'd prefer to name my kids based on how the word itself sounds, rather than what it means, but it's still pretty nice to think of loving parents, thinking on what they can name their child's, and how that name will reflect what they think of it
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:18 No.8662928
    So it's better to show off your ignorance? That is really what it boils down to and general English rapes every other language for bits and pieces of everything. If we had one language and didn't steal words we would be introducing ourselves as "Maple Dogrunning" without batting an eye becuase it's our name. Only now we have an idea of what it means.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:18 No.8662930
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    Would you rather name your daughter Shaniqua or Starbear?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:23 No.8662993
    This is pretty much what it boils down to. Deciding to be retarded and make up a name, be ignorant and pick something you just like (much like people who thought that Japanese character looked cool and got stupid shit tattooed on them), or look up what it means and let the verb noun/job title shit stick.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:24 No.8663005
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    You can only be hax against an opponent who subscribes to the theory of borders, Yukari.
    When you deal with something who only sees the world in black and white, you're fucked.

    No gray space. No borders. No godhax.
    Get fucked, Violet Eightclouds.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:34 No.8663116
    The gif doesn't load past that because the player got hit.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:38 No.8663153
    If it was 4e, that would be Skysoul Ravenpath.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:47 No.8663234
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    Google Translate is telling me that Parsee Mizuhashi = 水橋パルスィ = Parsee Chopstickswater.

    That can't be right.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:52 No.8663290
    What's with all the rage? That's just how human languages work, there's n need to get so worked up.
    On another note, my name means Famous Ruler Brown. Hmmmm, not as interesting as it could have been. Although my last name is kinda retarded. It literally means a particular shade of the color brown in my native language. Feels bad, man:(
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:02 No.8663381
    It's supposed to be Waterbridge.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:07 No.8663440
    If you go digging around, you will find an etymological meaning for near any name no matter how ordinary. People don't usually name things after random sounds. My boringly normal name means Ruler Wargod Miller.

    Out of touhou names, I like Eirin's pompousness ("Eternal Jewel Infinite Mind") and the whole color-coded Yakumo family ("Countless Purple, Purple, Golden and Indigo Clouds"). Rememeber that "eight" usually means infinite in these, it's like a codeword.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:10 No.8663462
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    I thought Chen's was Orange?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:14 No.8663499
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    Maybe. Let me check.
    Mmm... yes, Chen = orange, Ran = indigo, Yukari = purple.

    Also: Red Beautiful Bell.

    I remember a time when, at least in fiction, it was customary to translate the names of "orientals" by kanji meanings, and I kind of miss that. It was awesome. When the names are left as they are, they are just a bunch of meaningless sounds to us foreigners, but when they are translated they get a meaning that makes them interesting.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:19 No.8663541
    I wish my name was that cool.

    Mine is Plum Big Huge.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:23 No.8663568
    My name means Male Blacksmith.
    Not horrible I guess.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:23 No.8663571
    >Wisesound Upperstreamofawhitevalley
    >Starbear Braveryritual
    Thanks anon. I was trying to think of names for my wizard and his familiar.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:24 No.8663576
    Seems most people would rather be ignorant then pretentious.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:25 No.8663594
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    Alice's last name should really be spelled as Murgatroyd. It's a reference to a certain Agatha Christie character, and an actual old English name.

    It may be too late to change this though. Like Belldandy, the wrong spelling has become too famous.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:28 No.8663618
    Some oriental names are based on their pronunciation rather than their meaning, though.

    Like 魔理沙 => More Lay Sah => Marisa

    What, John Smith? At least you're not named after a fruit + descriptives.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:30 No.8663631
    >More Lay Sah
    Wait, what? Ma. Ri. Sa. I don't know where you came up with "More Lay Sa" from.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:30 No.8663640
    If black and white exists then there is a point where something stops being black or white.

    That is the border between black and white.
    >> failchan 03/19/10(Fri)12:31 No.8663644
    My real-world name translates to "INDUSTRIOUS BITTER LITTLERIVERISLAND" ...which would be awkward as hell if I were named in a language I speak.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:33 No.8663678
    Japanese switch L and R.
    hello = HERRO?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:33 No.8663684
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    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:37 No.8663711
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    Mystia Lorelei is one of Zun's better attempts at a western name. She also has a pretty memorable theme music name ("Deaf To All But The Song") and some memorable spell names ("Hooting in the Night", "Sphingid's Wingbeats").
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:39 No.8663729
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    An example of a failed one would be Patchouli Knowledge.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:42 No.8663759
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    Dr. Pepper? Seriously? I would've expected Coke for a red-white soft drink.

    I love Patchy, but I have to admit that it's one of the dumbest names I've ever heard. Hippie herbs and scholarly knowledge don't mix together.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:43 No.8663775
    Yea, but we have names like Basil too.
    But Basil is a badass name (and an arabic one too, meaning Brave).
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:43 No.8663780
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    >Hippie herbs and scholarly knowledge don't mix together
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:49 No.8663823
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    >touhou name meanings

    "Just call me Little Bitch, everybody does that."
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:49 No.8663837
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    I like Letty Whiterock's name. It rolls off the tongue not smoothly, but solidly. Like ice.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:51 No.8663857
    This thread may actually be useful to some of /tg/ - namely the sort of people who name everything in their Original Fantasy World Do Not Steal as Krag-th''uul or Bräa'ngwyn or shit like that. Real names mean something.

    (Though it's no good going Adjectivenoun Verber like WotC either)
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:53 No.8663878
    Well, if everyone's going to translate their names:
    "Lion like" "God's Grace" "Bitter"

    Which in my mind turns into "Bitter, lion like grace of god."
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:56 No.8663918
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    A bitter lion of God's grace.

    Sounds like a name of a devout, vengeful crusader.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:56 No.8663920
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    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:58 No.8663944
    Can we get a rule 34 on those two?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:59 No.8663954
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    My name is quit common, Bearer of the Saviour, son of Augustine.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:01 No.8663974
    Yeah, after doing a bit of investigating on names I realized how moronic the unique for unique sake names are. Granted if you are doing mystical foreign cultures and shit you sort of have to do it. Which is why when I do decide not to bastardize german or some other language to my ends I make the quick stupid dictionary of the language with some basic rules and 12 words maybe. Shove them together and use the rules to add flair and you got yourself a bit of consistency on your made up monstrosities.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:04 No.8664013
    So, let's turn this into a thread to name characters?

    >>8663878 gave me the idea to use a translated name as a character's name. "Bitter Lion of God's Grace" sounds pretty neat name or title for a crusader or paladin-type character.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:05 No.8664030
    Is your name Andres Herrero?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:11 No.8664088
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    Could someone please tell me if this name means anything?
    Google Translate just gives me his name's romanization.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:12 No.8664091
    It means Char Aznable. It's a made-up sci-fi name, sorry to bust your bubble.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:14 No.8664112
    Much more straightforward. Andrew Smith (don't mind giving out my name because there are probably a thousand of us).
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:22 No.8664230
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    I'll just add my favorite tou-ho and then no more: Reisen Udongein Inaba.

    Her first name is her real name and can be read a fuckballs-crazy five ways: "Bell Wizard", "Cold War", "Type Zero", "travel" (via German) and finally a misspelled reference to the German rabbit species Riesen. It's also been speculated that it's actually her rank instead of her name, given how the Moonbitches transferred it to some other random rabbit.

    The rest is simpler. Udongein means "house of plantains" and is her nickname from Eirin's side, while Inaba is a reference to some old fairytale or another and is her nickname from Kaguya's side. Most moon rabbits don't seem to have birth names at all, and if the rank theory above is true, neither does R.U.I.

    I have no idea how this mess should be parsed, so I'll just drop the issue and call her Reisen like everybody else.

    >Personality: both carefree and crazed. Is a different person in battle.
    >Since she is not originally a creature of Earth, she isn't much like humans at all.
    >She can change her personality completely to match her circumstances.
    >She is not really very kind

    ...she's the Joker.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:27 No.8664284
    >Inaba is a reference to some old fairytale or another
    Doesn't Inaba translate directly as Rabbit? (a la Tewi)
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:32 No.8664331
    Man, almost! I was thinking in my native language. Totally forgot that Andres had an english form. How about we try to guess each other's names based on their literal translations? We'll assume they're english names except otherwise stated. Mine is
    Language is spanish.
    Not afraid to give out my real name since newfags can't ñ.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:32 No.8664343
    Zun uses it as a catch-all term for the rabbits in his games, but the word is a place name and comes from this:


    Also I find it amusing how Reisen's canon personality description is the opposite of what she's like in other (also canon) sources.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:47 No.8664569

    Not really. She's always the serious and to-the-point person that gets shit done but also gets pranked by Tewi, both in her canon personality and in Inaba of the Moon & Inaba of the Earth.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:49 No.8664599
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    Touhou is pretty trash guys. Why can't you pick up a bullet hell game worth even touching, like Ikaruga?

    Fuck all y'all paedophiles, /v/
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:52 No.8664628

    But Ikaruga is shit. I mean, if you had said an actual decent shooter game, like I dunno, Radiant Silvergun, or DoDonPachi, or even Thunder Force, you might have had a point, but Ikaruga is all the problems of the bullet hell genre with none of the fun parts.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:52 No.8664633
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    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)13:57 No.8664685
    So basically, A B and C mean something, but ABC as a word does not, and also works as a pun with something else.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)14:16 No.8664941
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    Littlesisterred of Wisteriafield, huh? She always felt like more of a big sister.

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