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[[folder: Authors and Websites]]

[[http://edgeofperspective.net/wiki/Touhou_Edge_of_Perspective Edge of Perspective]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Nazeo}}
* ''Synopsis'': A roleplaying Wiki & IRC based on the ''Touhou'' Universe.
* ''Comments'': Touhou Edge of Perspective is no exception to the {{The Wiki Rule}} and roleplays are conducted in an IRC. The writers there put their hearts & souls into the roleplay and are always updating the wiki to reflect this. The roleplaying wiki itself has the denizens of Gensoukyou and Original Characters coexisting together. {{HeadCanon}} is used, but links to the official wiki makes sure it separate what is {{Canon}} and what is HeadCanon.
** You can find the server by setting it to irc.edgeofperspective.net and joining the channel #Gensoukyou_OOC. Or, by visiting the [[http://edgeofperspective.net/wiki/IRC_Guide IRC Guide]]. Or ask [[http://edgeofperspective.net/wiki/Touhou_Edge_of_Perspective:Administrators one of the admins]] to help you.

Tropers/KimikoMuffin's [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=index website]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Universalperson}}, Tropers/TakerFoxx, Tropers/{{Balmung}}, Tropers/{{Zudak}}
* Why wasn't this here yet? This website has a [[Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou Touhou fancomic]], a few fanfics, and numerous references to [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife this site]]. Note there is some shipping in his fanfic universe. I personally thinks its all great and well written.
** Tropers/TakerFoxx: Seconded. This series is nothing short of awesome. Now features a ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''-esque side-story featuring one of the most adorable OC's in recent history.

[[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/board,4.0.html Patchouli's Scarlet Library]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Moerin}}
* ''Synopsis'': The fanfic board of one of the main players in the western Touhou community.
* ''Comments'': Whilst there is the occasional fic of average or lower quality, most of the stuff here is pretty well written and entertaining. Not only that, but it has its own [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,4840.0.html index,]] making it easy to find the kind of story you're looking for.

[[http://rp.mokou.org/index.php Possibility of Interminable Reciprocity]]
* Recommended by Gamerofthegame, Tropers/{{Zemyla}}, Tropers/{{Sayonara}}
* ''Synopsis'': A Touhou Roleplay forum, with a close adherence to canon (not that there's much of it).
* ''Comments'': With a warm and friendly player base, and an exceptional quality of writing. Relatively small as Touhou RP groups go, but it's quality over quantity here. It's even got a themed name, too! Highly recommended for more serious and dedicated role-players/writers (that doesn't mean that your character has to be serious and dedicated - after all, it's Gensokyo).
** PoIR also has an associated IRC channel on the Darkmyst network. Visitors are welcome at any time! More information on that can be found [[http://irc.mokou.org/ here]]

[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Fiction_by_Tired/Warm Tired/Warm's Writing]]
* Recommended by Strychninepocky
* ''Synopsis'': A series of stories that seems very inspired by the previously mentioned bad ends threads. The first is ostensibly about coming to Gensokyo, meeting Yuuka, and life with her - but from then on out, things get... [[MindScrew Weird.]] Increasing amounts of CanonWelding and some weird dream(?) sequences abound.
* ''Comments'': These started out posted on [[ImageBoards Pooshlmer,]] where I've followed them for some time, but could never think of anything interesting to say - despite the author seeming pretty interested in feedback. The reason for that is because they start good and get better. The main focus is on Yuuka and the arrival in Gensokyo and their relations to the society of Gensokyo and possibly our world. However, many other Touhous get in on the party, and by the end of the first story we are introduced to some rather surprising UminekoNoNakuKoroNi guests who proceed to steal the spotlight, imo. Should that be spoilered? Worth a read if you want something a little different. New stuff is still posted, but with no definite schedule.

[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Fiction_found_on_imageboards#From_the_Touhou-Project_Imageboard Touhou Love Stories: The Bad Ends]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Zemyla}}, Tropers/{{Brickman}}
* A series of stories of love stories between you, the reader, and various Touhou characters. They're sometimes funny, sometimes heartwarming, and they all end badly. There are seven pages of them as well.
** Tropers/{{Brickman}}: If you're like me and have trouble getting into something if you know in advance it ends in death, don't worry. The endings range from "The entire thing led up to this" to "A logical conclusion of the story so far" to "a long, self-sufficient happy story followed by a short tragic story" to "a happy story followed by a nearly non-sequitor sentence or two of DiabolusExMachina", and that premise just leaves more room to surprise you with an ending besides the one you were expecting (though none subvert it entirely). The quality varies though, with the peak being the third thread. I'd recommend reading the whole first thread, the whole third thread after the first two stories, the very long Sakuya story from the fourth thread, and some or most of the second thread (mostly Aya, Kaguya, Kanako, Wriggle, Youmou and Marisa). In chronological order for best effect. A few of those, such as the third's Mokou and Reisen and the fourth's Sakuya, are truly stunning, and all are quite good. You can and should entirely skip the fifth thread; I haven't yet read the sixth.
** @/{{Specialist290}}: Seconding the Thread 4 Sakuya story. It's long, heartwarming, heartwrenching, depressing, macabre, and above all a good read. It's definitely my personal pick of the lot.
*** Warning, this story will make you absolutely hate Remilia. Even if you a normally a fan of her. Towards the end, she crosses the MoralEventHorizon with a speed that would make Aya jealous.

[[http://muck.touhouwiki.net/wiki/TouhouMUCK_Wiki TouhouMUCK]]
* Recommended by Gamerofthegame
* ''Synopsis'': A roleplay {{MUCK}} based in the ''Touhou'' Universe.
* ''Comments'': The player base isn't quite as large as another certain Touhou roleplaying place but Touhou MUCK offers a very similar bunch of pleasant people interested in Touhou and roleplaying. Additionally, Original characters can be created unlike the above example, though it is better received to take up one of the many already established characters and they go through a bit tighter application process.
** The MUCK also has its own Live journal page, where members are encouraged to put up the logs of the scenes. (The roleplaying) This can be found [[http://community.livejournal.com/touhoumuck here]].
* You can input the address (muck.kitsunet.net) and port (22069) into your favorite client to get there. Alternatively you can use the Telnet client, which is on most computers, and input this into your favorite browser's url: telnet://muck.kitsunet.net:22069 (And you can log in as a Guest for questions about the whole thing, too.)

[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Tohonifun Tohonifun]]
* Recommended by Gunpowder Wizard
* ''Synopsis'': His works usually takes the form of [[LetsYouAndHimFight X vs Y]].
* ''Comments'': This guy's specialty is epic fighting, and he does so with style; every fight is (except for maybe Sakuya vs Youmu) awesome and emotionally charged. Especially recommended is ''Yuka vs Yukari''. Also recommended is ''Title Unknown'', if only for the lulziness of it.

[[http://www.touhou-project.com Touhou-Project.com]]
* Recommended by Vodoka and Kchasm
* Imageboard that's home to many English ''Touhou'' fanfics. This in itself wouldn't be too interesting, but all of the stories on site are written in [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure choose your own adventure style]], except that instead of one going through the story alone, readers vote on next action that protagonist should take and discuss the story, so perhaps more fitting term would be InteractiveFiction. This whole deal has been going for some time, and by now the stories on the site cover almost every genre from SliceOfLife to murder mysteries. All of this with at least some kind of Touhou undertone.
** Bit of a background on this whole thing. The first story, Waking up in Gensokyo was started on 4chan's /jp/, but after it turning into too big of a bother and cluttering the board completely, the writer(and some other people) got banned and threads were deleted. After a day of consideration the story moved to [[http://www.touhou-project.com touhou-project.com]] with readers following it.
** Be warned that some of the threads contain NSFW scenes, as whenever they can the players tend to steer stories towards h-scenes. Fortunately outside the clearly labeled 18+ board any NSFW images will be spoilered behind a "NSFW" picture and textual NSFW content will mostly be short scenes that you'll be able to see coming a good ways off.

[[http://www.usuallydead.com/ Usually Dead's website]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Recon5}}, Tropers/TakerFoxx, Tropers/{{Jiven}}, Selryam
* Usually Dead's (see below) website, with some truly hilarious, touching or straight out [[YourHeadAsplode mind blowing]] insights into the FantasyKitchenSink that is Gensokyo. Also home to other outstanding ''Touhou'' fics and a lot of Yuyuko fanboyism in general. Strangely enough, the site is made all the more '''awesome''' by the latter.
** Tropers/KimikoMuffin: It's got ... fanboyism. Just about every story contrives to get at least one central character naked. It takes just about every single element of ''Touhou'' canon and runs the other way with it (to start with, ''nobody'' can fly in UD's Gensokyo except "the most powerful beings," and everyone speaks English), to the point that you might wonder why he didn't just make an original setting. But the ''important'' thing is, they are very well written.
** Tropers/TakerFoxx: While the fanboyism is very apparent and something toes the line toward MarySue levels, this is one of the rare cases of it actually working within the context of the story. And all things considered, this stands as one of the best Touhou fics you will find anywhere.
** Tropers/{{Xavic}}: Putting aside all the comedy and fanboyism, one powerful point made by Usually Dead is that he throws out some of the stories in a DarkFic format. They take the scary parts of living in a FantasyKitchenSink and push those limits UpToEleven, providing some absolutely horrifying and realistic takes or reinterpretations on what would really be happening in a place like Gensokyo if it weren't quite as cutesy. Being beautifully written pushes the point home on a mind-numbingly captivating and terrifyingly accurate site that showcases some of the best work ever seen.
** Selryam: Very interesting and creative take on the world and characters - there's a huge depth to both and pretty good writing to bring it out. The aforementioned flaws may be a turn-off for some, but the series is absolutely worth a look first.

[[http://www.walfas.org Walfas]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Universalperson}}
* While not explicitly ''Touhou'' related, this site is home to several ''Touhou'' flash movies, as well as create.swf, which lets you basically create your own ''Touhou'' pictures and/or comics. Also, DEATH BY YUYUKO!
** Tropers/{{Kalle}}: It should also be noted that [=KirbyM=], the sitemaster, was actually [[PromotedFanboy called upon to]] [[http://www.walfas.org/?p=624 provide the official English subtitles]] for Maikaze's {{Fanime}} project. How awesome is that?
** The daily flash [[strike:movies]] comics are the (varyingly LifeEmbellished, heavily ''Touhou'' referencing) JournalComic of [=KirbyM=] with the occasional differently themed flash.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1990476/WillieG_R Willie G.R.]]
* Recommended by PMiller1, Tropers/{{Kerreb17}}
* ''Synopsis'': A good Author who wrote ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5189079/1/1_Misplaced_Sukima Misplaced Sukima]]'' and its spin-off.
* ''Comments'': I've only read that 1st (and maybe a half of the 2nd) one and all the spin-off, I I have to say it [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Funny]] and [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome]] at the same time.
** Seconded. He has proven to be not only a prolific author (currently has 18 completed fics and 4 works in progress) but a proficient author. Most of the 'Sukima' series and it's spin-offs are entertaining and quite funny, not to mention easy to read. In contrast, some of his works such as ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6164251/1/The_Story_of_a_Past_Scarlet The Story of a Past Scarlet]]'' are much darker and emotional. His ability to play both the humorous and the morose is remarkable. The high level of his vocabulary, grammar, and characterizations continue to prove him to be a recommended author.
** Selryam: I completely disagree. The writing is so bad, I could only read half a chapter of ''Undying Gensokyo''. While I can't say anything about overall plot creativity, I wouldn't call his vocabulary, grammar, or characterizations anything above mediocre.

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[[folder: General Fics -- Visual Medium (doujins, comics, strips, etc.)]]
''Doujins and comics focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''

''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAdiiLLCqhM&feature=BFa&list=PLF0D6DE563A2AD217 Osana Reimu]]'' By [[http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/25951858 Joyfull]] Translated by ANDT01345.
* Recommended by: Mirage, [=TracerK=]
* ''Synopsis'': A story from when Reimu Hakurei was still small, and the flesh eating youkai [[spoiler:Rumia]] was still big.
* ''Comments'': A video comic from Nico Nico Douga detailing Reimu's childhood and [[spoiler:Rumia]]'s pasts. Recently translated. Third video of sequel done, untranslated.
** Seconded oh-so much. Starts off with hilariously adorable everyday antics from tiny-Reimu[[spoiler:, Big-sis Rumia and the Hakurei Miko]] (plus tiny-Marisa!)... Until you hit 'round the end of episode 5. Word of warning - have tissues handy for episode 7. No, seriously. [[TearJerker It ]]''[[TearJerker will ]]''[[TearJerker punch you right in the heartgut.]]

The ''30'' series by Wi-Z GARAGE. Translated by Nietz, edited by Arsen and Arrata.
* Recommended by Tropers/AceOfScarabs and Sect
* Composed of two parts so far:
** ''[[http://shrinemaiden.pestermom.com/WiZ-Garage_-_30_-_First_Part.zip 30 (First Part)]]''
** ''[[http://gallery.gensokyo.org/archive/Wi-Z_GARAGE_-_30_Middle_Part.zip 30 (Middle Part)]]''
* ''Synopsis'': The girls of Gensokyo mix the plots of ''[[ThreeHundred 300]]'' and ''Mountain of Faith'', with Suwako providing commentary.
* ''Comments'': done by the same guy who made Cho-Marisa possible, it is incredibly well-drawn, and reinteprets many famous scenes in ''300'' with a ''Touhou'' twist. No, I won't spoil it for you, read it and see for yourself. Filled with lots of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome great]] moments.
** Sect: Now has ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' elements in it, thanks to Aya and Nitori. It's a pretty awesome and amusing series, though it's intense enough that readers can forget that [[ShowWithinAShow everything's scripted by Suwako]] (and that's not a spoiler, it's almost literally the first thing readers find out in the doujin).

''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Asatsuki_Dou Scarlet Devil]]'' and ''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Asatsuki_Dou Working at the SDM]]'' by Asatsuki Dou
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Kryptik}}, Acer, Cokerpilot, Tropers/{{Gearframe}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Scarlet Devil Mansion arrives in Gensoukyou, but who is this mysterious Scarlet Devil already stalking the lake?
* ''Comments'': While the identity of the "Scarlet Devil" might be obvious, I won't outright spoil it. The art is rougher than the later Asatsuki Dou works (due to being an earlier doujin and a web doujin, respectively), but is definitely a unique take on an origin story for a char that rarely gets one. This one plays with common character personalities a bit more than other Asatsuki Dou works, but definitely memorable, especially for fans of [[spoiler:a certain beleaguered gate guard]].

''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Asatsuki_Dou Happiness]]'' and ''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Asatsuki_Dou Happy End]]'' by Asatsuki Dou
* Recommended by Hylarn, Tropers/{{Kryptik}}
* ''Synopsis'': Koakuma is happy serving Patchouli, but...
* ''Comments'': Something of a work of genius in how depressing it manages to be, with a follow-up dealing with the consequences of the first part that's definitely worth reading as well.

''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Doyora A Bad End]]'' by Doyora
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Kalle}}, Tropers/{{Zentillion}}, Tropers/{{Vrock8}}
* ''Synopsis'': Following after the events of ''Imperishable Night'', Kaguya goes AxCrazy and wages war against Yukari for leadership over Gensokyo. Meanwhile, Marisa eats some [[MushroomSamba crazy mushrooms]] and accidentally destroys the Scarlet Devil Mansion.
* ''Comments'': This is one of the most ''hilarious'' things to come out of the Western ''Touhou'' fandom. While it does lean heavy on the [[MemeticMutation memes]] at points, it's still good for some crazy fun.
** Tropers/{{Zentillion}}: Seriously. It's great! RefugeInAudacity and RuleOfCool thrown into one great little comic
** Tropers/KimikoMuffin: This story is one of the most simultaneously grotesque and ludicrous ''Touhou'' stories I've ever seen. But that's part of what makes it awesome. There are reasons why I both love and hate Doyora, and this is one of them.
** @/JackMackerel: This is one of the dumbest, grimderpy, completely OOC things I've ever read. '''READ IT NOW IF YOU WANT TO LAUGH LIKE AN IDIOT THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH.''' Now with cannibalism!

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2360 A Bright Future]]'' by Uni Mate
* Recommended by: Ruki Motomiya, @/MistaSmegheneghan
* ''Synopsis'': A collection of stories around the world of Gensoukyou, primarily focused upon the cast of ''The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil''. It explores the relationships of all the characters, the first one and the one linked deals with Meiling taking Flandre out for a night of fun while Sakuya and Remilia are away. Links to the rest of the series can be found in the link above, though note that ''A Bright Future 3'' may be hard to navigate due to it's ChooseYourOwnAdventure style. You can also find ''Mountain of Faith'' based works in that link, set in the same universe by the same artist.
* ''Comments'': An odd series, with some interesting interpretations of character. Perhaps most notably, the interaction between Meiling and Flandre straddles a certain line of sweetness that makes it very pleasing to read. Some characters featured are downright bizzare, such as Cirno, and some may seem out of character, [[spoiler:Sakuya and Sanae]], though most of these are given an explanation. [[spoiler:The explanation of Sakuya's resolve and reasoning in ''A Bright Future 6'' is especially great.]] Probably not for everyone, but try it out and see if you like!

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1407 Chirei de]]'' by karaagetarou
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Tacitus}}, Extraintrovert, Shortcake, Mewseeker, Julyjack73, Tropers/{{Prime32}}
* ''Synopsis:'' A prequel to ''Subterranean Animism'', concerning the Satori sisters and their pets. Witness the light-hearted antics of Rin and Utsuho, before they could take human form... as well as Koishi's self-imposed exile, and Utsuho being placed on the road to disaster. The rest of the ''SA'' crew rounds out the cast, as does a certain pair of meddling goddesses.
* ''Comments:'' Yeah, this one has [[EmotionalTorque torque]]: a good mix of comedy and heart-warmers and drama and tear-jerkers, particularly since [[ForegoneConclusion we all know where the story's going]]. A warning: there are a few non-explicit [[HotSpringsEpisode hot springs scenes]] (though since it's on Danbooru, there's going to be worse in the banner ads). Also, don't be disuaded by the cutesy drawing style; it works surprisingly well with the (frequent) emotional scenes.

''[[http://www.ghostyuri.com/2009/10/touhou-project-doujin-because-cirno-chan-is-the-strongest-asatsuki-dou/ Because Cirno-chan is the Strongest]]'' by Asatsuki Dou,
* Recommended by Hylarn, Tropers/{{Andyzero}}, Tropers/{{Fawriel}}, Tropers/TakerFoxx
* ''Synopsis'': The story of how Cirno and Daiyousei met, and what came from that
* ''Comments'': Despite the people that translated it, it's only yuri if you really squint. It's a brilliant story with great art. The focus is primarily on underused characters, and it avoid most of the cliches associated with them without being jarringly different from the standard depictions. A great example of how to completely change one's perception of a character or two without straining existing characterization or suspension of disbelief.
** Tropers/TakerFoxx: This may be one of the best doujins I've ever read, with one CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming after another.
** Magic Laser: I would seriously disagree with this not being Yuri. There's nothing explicit but it's pretty heavy on themes of love, even if it's not "romantic" per se. In any case, it's a pretty good read, but the depictions of the characters (''especially'' Letty) is rather unconventional and may put off some readers. It depends on your tastes, really. But it's pretty heartwarming all told.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1336 Cirno Caught A Cold]]'' by Kakushiaji
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Chabal 2}}
* ''Synopsis'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cirno... catches a cold]]. Hilarity and/or BodyHorror ensues.
* ''Comments'': A very funny, but alas all too short, story.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/778 The End Of The Maiden's Illusion]]'' by Kamereon
* Recommended by: Tropers/MajorTom, Extraintrovert, Tropers/{{Deelles}}, Tropers/{{Gearframe}}
* ''Synopsis'': The shrine maiden Reimu passes away leaving her friends to reflect upon their lives together.
* ''Comments'': Be sure to read from beginning to end. It's incredibly depressing yet heartwarming the whole time. And it's got a killer ending.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1832 The Flower that Revolves with the Sun]]'' by yokochou
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Tacitus}}, Extraintrovert
* ''Synopsis'': There's another Yuuka about, and not because of a Dual Spark - a youkai that looks for all the world like a child-sized version of Yuuka Kazami has turned up in the Garden of the Sun, to the bafflement of its inhabitant and the rest of Gensoukyou. Everyone quickly takes a liking to this "Youka", but what's really going on here, and how long can it last?
* ''Comments'': Features one of the few [[OriginalCharacter OCs]] I've seen to be accepted as enthusiastically as [[Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou Masha]]. Also, if you're after pure {{WAFF}} then [[SnicketWarningLabel you may want to stop reading once the comic shifts to black-and-white]]. The first half of the comic contributes to Danbooru's [[MoeMoe Disgustingly Adorable]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heart-Warming]] pools, while the second tends towards the [[TearJerker Heart-Breaking]]. But if you're up for some EmotionalTorque, forge on.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1326 Gensoukyou Great Sports Day - 200 Yojana in a flash]]'' by nanaroku (fortress47), a.k.a. kuroneko1911a1.
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Andyzero}}, Selryam, Sparrowhawk
* ''Synopsis'': It began with an innocent question. "Just how fast is 200 Yojana in one second? (Protip: 2808x10 to the 5th power kilometers per hour aka really, really, ''really'' fast). It lead to an epic quest for Youmu to go from KidSamurai to {{Samurai}}; and there's more than one hand manipulating things to give her that challenge.
* ''Comments'': A fascinating look at character development; from diligent child to hero.
** Selryam: While the story has some truly impressive moments (especially the art), awkward pacing and sometimes questionable character development on Youmu's part bog the story down a little. I note these flaws because they stand out next to the other positive aspects; I still recommend reading it.
** Sparrowhawk: This could have been a very dull series from the premise alone, but the author seasons it with plenty of humour, more than a dash of fanservice, Regular SerialEscalation, and one instance of BeyondTheImpossible (see that page for details), making it a rather entertaining read. On the minus side, it's still ongoing so the ending is unknown as of now. On the plus side, that means there'll be more of it in the future.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/958 Gensoukyou Post-Office]]'' by Gensou Koumuten
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Tacitus}}, Extraintrovert, Tropers/{{Deelles}}, Shinji117
* ''Synopsis'': In an AlternateUniverse where Gensoukyou wasn't alone in its seal; youkai, humans and [[ShoutOut many, many other creatures]] live together in harmony, advancing civilisation to unprecedented levels. Amongst this, an elderly postman makes deliveries to other characters, while life happens around him.
* ''Comments'': Gensou Koumuten is a master of EmotionalTorque and character writing, and nearly every page possesses incredible power of [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments one sort]] or [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome another]]. It starts deceptively relaxed and [[SliceOfLife slice-of-lifey]], but just when you're lulled into complacency some drama happens and wrenches you in deep.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/5523 Alice and the City of Puppeteers]]'' by Gensou Koumuten
* Recommended by: Shinji117
* ' ''Synopsis'': Alice visits her old teacher's studio, after learning he has fallen sick with a deadly disease that needs a puppeteer magician to cure.
* ''Comments'': God damnit he's done it again. As normal, Gensou's work blends heartwarming moments with tear jerking moments, in a story that shows a wonderful mastery of emotions.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2202 Girl Of The Dusk]]'' by Gensou Koumuten
* Recommended by: Tropers/MajorTom, Tropers/{{Andyzero}}, Tropers/{{Deelles}}, Extraintrovert, Shinji117
* ''Synopsis'': Humans that can't have children often adopt child-like youkai, treating them as their own. One couple adopts Rumia and they live together peacefully for many years, but neither are aware of [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the darkness she carries within]]...
* ''Comments'': Gensou Koumuten's mastery of EmotionalTorque is nowhere more evident than here, beginning as a SliceOfLife short doujin with adorable Rumia and wonderful original characters, but swiftly escalates into probably the best depiction of EX-Rumia ever with tension thick enough to be carved.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3066 Days Woven with Illusion ~Tiny, Tiny Daiyousei]]'' by Gensou Koumuten
* Recommended by: Shinji117
* ''Synopsis'': Another story set in Gensou's Gensokyou, this has Daiyousei trying to save a nearly drowned dog and nearly drowning herself. Includes one OC and Keine.
* ''Comments'': Gensou plays the emotions of the reader like an instrument. As normal for his works, expect [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming smiles]], [[TearJerker tears]] and [[TearsOfJoy both]].

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2754 Days Woven From Illusion ~The Wind Charmer Shrine Maiden]]'' by Gensou Koumuten
* Recommended by: Shinji117
* ''Synopsis'': Set in Gensou Koumuten's Gensokyou, developments have lead to the development of the electric train. Unfortunately, this means the steam train is no longer needed. Sanae, having grown up with the old train, is torn.
* ''Comments'': Gensou Koumuten's done it again (making it five for five of his works recommended), and has made me care about a train. Many [[TearJerker sad]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] moments, in a doujin where a TRAIN is a prominent character. [[SandInMyEyes Damnit, Gesou...]]

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/729 The Iron of Yin and Yang]]'''s [[{{Doujinshi}} fancomic]] by Mr. Pavlov. [[AdaptationDistillation Based on]] the 46 episode (+extras) video series by hiro.
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Andyzero}}
* ''Synopsis'': There's a new visitor to Gensoukyou; not from Earth, but [[FinalFantasyXI Vana'diel]]. Buront the Elvaan [[strike: Paladin]] Knight is full of himself, is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, has a number of odd anachronistic quirks and an obsession with {{ninja}}, but is skilled enough to barely match his ego. [[TheOneGuy Other than one small difference]], he fits in fine.
* ''Comments'': I know, I know. A ''male'' Original Character in ''Touhou'' is blasphemy; but it's fun. Despite some shipping pictures out there in the ImageBoards, he hasn't been paired in anything translated as of yet. ManlyTears are shed with the scene with Alice and Shanghai. You'll know the one. [[Fanfic/TouhouTheIronOfYinAndYang Has its own page]].

''[[http://vnsharing.net/forum/showthread.php?t=228806 The King of Moriya]]'' by GIGAMEKA
* Recommended by: Person With Many Aliases
* ''Synopsis'': An origin story for Suwako and Kanako, set in the far past.
* ''Comments'': In four parts, with great art, characterization, {{Tear Jerker}}s, and SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments. PREPARE YOUR HEARTSTRINGS.
** Both Cokerpilot and Acer recommend this as well. It is one of the few stories that actually depicts Suwako as she would have been as an Ancient god in Japan both feared and loved at the same time. Also the minor curse gods are depicted wonderfully as well.
** Sagus also recommends this one. Although Suwako and Kanako have their personalities kinda swapped (with Kanako being the RedOni and Suwako the Blue), the story still works great, with their relationship being very well depicted. Suwako is also pretty badass here.
** Timeskipper also read it and appreciated it. It fits veeeery well with Suwako and Kanako's actions in canon in my opinion, and its take on the dynamics of their relationship is very interesting, since both Suwako and Kanako are complex characters, who can learn important things from each other. Frankly, it's my favorite take on their personalities.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2157 Koishi the Loving Gourmet]]'' by Haijindeath
* Recommended by Hylarn
* ''Synopsis'': Koishi goes around Gensoukyou eating food without people noticing. A pastiche of the manga ''The Lonely Gourmet'' by Jiro Taniguchi.
* ''Comments'': ...It doesn't really grow beyond that, but it is funny in an understated way, features good art, and is quite close to canon.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/678 Life of Maid]]'' by Colonel Aki
* Recommended by Pancake Mix, Tropers/{{Tacitus}}, Extraintrovert, Tropers/TakerFoxx, Tropers/{{Deelles}}, Tropers/{{Brickman}}, Selryam
* ''Synopsis'': A terrifyingly cute SliceOfLife look at Gensoukyou from the perspective of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, usually Sakuya, with many other characters making appearances.
* ''Comments'': Highlights include the artist's PuniPlush cutesy style, particularly the heart attack-inducing Chibi Yuyuko (seriously, she uses it as a weapon), character driven humor, and length, having passed the 300 comic mark. What little dialogue or text there is, being mostly silent with the action dictated by well-indicated gestures and expressions, has been helpfully provided by the Danbooru community. Now [[Webcomic/LifeOfMaid indexed on this site]].
** Tropers/{{Tacitus}}: If "hilarious chibi ''Touhou''" doesn't sound interesting, let me add that there is an Original Character, and she's a cow, and she is The Best Goddamned Cow Ever.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1017 Manga of My Memories of Playing Touhou]]'' by Shino
* Recommended by Tropers/SonicGTR, Tropers/{{Selryam}}, Tropers/{{Deelles}}, Extraintrovert, Tropers/{{Gearframe}}
* ''Synopsis'': A Doujinshi manga series by Shino-san, posted on her blog, recalling her first experiences playing the Windows-era ''Touhou'' games. Gradually changes to a [[SelfInsertFic self-insert]] representation [[DeepImmersionGaming of those experiences]]. [[LovableSexManiac Sexy]] HilarityEnsues.
* ''Comments'': Most definitely proof that the dreaded SelfInsertFic is [[TropesAreTools not inherently bad]].

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1368 Mamange]]'' by Kogama Shigeru
* Recommended by: @/MajorTom, Tropers/{{Kryptik}}, Selryam
* ''Synopsis:'' In an alternate universe of sorts this is the story of Reisen Inaba (the eponymous 'Mamange') raising the Eientei crew as her daughters.
* ''Comments:'' [[TastesLikeDiabetes Ridiculously adorable]] and loaded with copious amounts of [[TruthInTelevision truth.]] Later chapters feature guest appearances by other 'families' with similar character dynamic twists.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/754 Mistress' Home Party Epic Battle]]'' ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/940 The Young Mistress' Epic Homestay Battle]]'', and ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1799 Young Mistress' Big Homework Battle]]'' by Shino
* Recommended by: Extraintrovert, Tropers/SonicGTR, Tropers/{{Brickman}}, Tropers/{{Gearframe}}, Selryam
* ''Synopsis'': While there are other stories occurring simultaneously, these three works mostly follow the growing friendship between Flandre and [[strike:Moko-Moko Onii-chan]] Mokou and the situations in which they find themselves, from a party at the Scarlet Mansion to a disastrous playdate to Flandre's first day at school.
* ''Comments'': By the same author as the SelfInsertFic above, it continues Shino's skill at irreverence mixed with excellent character writing. Mostly delightfully funny and fluffy, the few serious moments are all the more powerful for their rarity.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1144 At The Moriya Shrine]]'' by Gensou Koumuten
* Recommended by: @/MajorTom
* ''Synopsis'': A view in the daily life at the Moriya Shrine.
* ''Comments'': Gensou Koumuten hits 3 for 3 in this largely silent doujin, proving that he still has what it takes to make an adorable and heartwarming SliceOfLife story set in the same AlternateUniverse.
** The art style is rather rough, though, and it's hard to see what's going on in some panels.

''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Morino_Hon Morino Hon's Omoito Series]]''
* Recommended by: DoubleTrouble
* ''Synopsis'': Alice's lesser known doll has started to gain some sentience! And when Marisa finds out...
* ''Comments'': This doujin is one of the rare ones focusing on Alice's dolls, and has an amazing plot for something so short.

The ''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/One_Night_Stand Advent Cirno]]'' series by One Night Stand (Yoshitaka Ushiki)
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Gunbazca}}, Hylarn, Tropers/{{Gearframe}}
* ''Synopsis'': Ever wonder what will happen if ''Touhou'' happened in the ''FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'' world? Well, this is what will happen.
* ''Comments'': This fic is one of the proofs that ''Touhou'' can mesh well into other settings and still appeal to people better acquainted to one of the two fandoms. A LighterAndSofter adaptation of ''FinalFantasyVII'' (although stylistically closer to ''AdventChildren''), it features our lovable Baka Cirno as Cloud, Meiling as Tifa, and Reisen as Vincent, but other characters play their AC-inspired universe roles too (most notably[[spoiler: Marisa as Yuffie, Yukari as Shinra's President, Ran & Chen as a duet of Turks (Reno & Rude ostensibly, but the characterization is a bit mixed), Letty as Zack, and... [[OneSceneWonder Reimu as Aerith]]]]), with a few characters donning original, more minor roles (Mystia sings at Meiling's bar, while Keine teaches the local school and [[spoiler:Mokou being Letty and Cirno's rival]]). This fic is also ''loaded to the brim'' with {{Shout Out}}s (in-joke or otherwise), to the point that the translators feel the need to do additional 1-2 pages just to explain them. It is also quite popular, to the point that characters from ''Advent Cirno'' are one of two sets of fan-made characters featured in Touhou Puppet Play/Touhoumon.
* ''Pairing(s)'': None on the main characters, although there are some [=MariAri=] later on.

''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Colorful_Cube Spring Snow and Flowery Winter]]'' by Colorful Cube
* Recommended by Tropers/PataHikari
* ''Synopsis'': Spring is coming. Sadly, for Cirno, that means Letty must leave.
* ''Comments'': [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Heartwarming]] [[TearJerker tears]] will be shed.

''Passion, For Your Sake'' by Jiroo
* Recommended by Magic Laser
* ''Synopsis'': Marisa has been having nightmares as a side effect of her magical research, and goes to Reimu to talk about them....
* ''Comments'': This is genuinely the most soul-crushingly depressing piece of visual fiction I have ever read. Period. Things start out bad and get much, much, ''much'' worse. By the time [[spoiler: Marisa attempts suicide]] you'll be bawling your eyes out. The author is a master of realistic depictions of depression, and if you're yourself depressed, you should probably not read this.
* Seconded. I actually happened to read [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/978494/absurdres-ahegao-alice_margatroid-animal_ears-arti another comic by the same artist]], which is a real life insert with him represented by Alice Margatroid, and is essentially a representation of his trip at Summer Comiket. After you've read it, the one you weep for is the artist. And his other unsorted comics were very nice too, in their own way.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/714 Tag Dream]]'' by dei shirou
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Andyzero}}
* ''Synopsis'': Yukari discovers the classic wrestling manga "{{Kinnikuman}}" and decides to host a tag-team wrestling tournament. The residents of Gensokyo begin to pair off and train.
* ''Comments'': What medium can possibly match the drama, battles, and lunatic characters in your average ''Touhou'' day? ProfessionalWrestling; oh yeah. Watch as Gensoukyou discovers the joys of Tag Teams, Special Moves, and HamToHamCombat through KayFabe.
** That said, be prepared for fight scenes that drag on so long they put DBZ to shame. And {{Stripperific}} outfits everywhere.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1740?page=1 Touhou Journal]]'' by Sora no Amagumo
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Tacitus}}
* ''Synopsis'': A [=4koma=] series centered around Reimu Hakurei, with a twist - [[TheVoiceless she doesn't have a single line of dialogue]]. This turns out to work out really well, with this incarnation of Reimu being hailed as one of the most adorable in all the fandom.
* ''Comments'': No epic action scenes or deep plot to be found here, just SliceOfLife stuff that may leave you with a lingering idiot grin.
** For extra [[TastesLikeDiabetes sugar]], any time Reimu interacts with another character who is silent. For whatever reason, other silent characters who meet her suddenly get along with her very well. And it's adorable.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1074 Touhou Adventure]]'' by pageratta
* Recommended by: @/MajorTom, Selryam
* ''Synopsis:'' The sukima monster has come to claim Gensokyo's youth! Will our band of brave heroes rise up to defeat it?
* ''Comments:'' Quite honestly one of the most '''''hilarious''''' RPGEpisode parodies on the Internet. [[spoiler: And yes Marisa wins the game at everyone else's expense again.]]

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/884 Touhou Battle Royale]]'' by pageratta
* Recommended by: @/MajorTom, Selryam
* ''Synopsis:'' A ''Touhou'' parody of ''Film/BattleRoyale''.
* ''Comments:'' Hilarious and loaded with all sorts of references [[spoiler: Reimu as [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]]]] that frankly a copy and pasted synopsis fails to do justice. If you value things funny, you must read this one.
** This should not be confused with the [[DespairEventHorizon much]], ''[[HeroicBSOD much]]'' [[TearJerker more depressing]] [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/ACID_CLUB_EAST Battle Royale]], where all the cast are forced to non-humourously kill each other off. This one is silly and funny, the other is...not.
** Selryam: Over-the-top expressions and great comedy. Pageratta is a personal favorite.

''[[http://thmahoudan.smackjeeves.com/ Touhou Mahoudan]]'', by [[http://mewarrow.deviantart.com/ mewarrow]]
* Recommended by the Tropers/AceOfScarabs.
* ''Synopsis'': A now-complete {{Webcomic}}, it focuses on Utsuho and quite a few of the ''Subterranean Animism'' characters, covering the events surrounding Utsuho's acquiring of her '''Ultimate Power''', with a MagicalGirl [[AffectionateParody twist]] to the Incident-resolving Heroine teams.
* ''Comments'': The artwork is passable by my standards, and the story has its fair share of light (Cirno and [[TheDitz Utsuho]] [[spoiler:using Yuka's spare clothes to ''[[TooDumbToLive play tic-tac-toe]]'']]) and dark moments ([[spoiler:The implications that [[CheerfulChild Rumia]] begins to remember [[EnfanteTerrible her history of trashing the previous collection of Incident resolvers]] as she removes her [[SealedEvilInACan sealing]] [[strike:ribbon]] [[SealedEvilInACan amulet]] more often]]), as well as pleasing interpretations of the girls of Gensokyo. Has lots of [[ShoutOut shouts out]] to the rest of the fandom. Contains a number of unresolved plotlines, presumably because Mewarrow may be planning to make a ''sequel'' to Mahoudan. [[http://thmahoudan.smackjeeves.com/comics/484735/cover/ Start reading from the beginning.]]

''[[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php?topic=1263.0 Touhou Mecha: Hell's Rising]]'' by [[http://graphyteronin.deviantart.com/ Graph]]
* Recommended by the Tropers/AceOfScarabs
* ''Synopsis'': A retelling of the events before and during ''Subterranean Animism'', with HumongousMecha, in webcomic form.
* ''Comments'': Currently in Chapter 2, this story is very, very interesting, and reminds me of a good ''{{Gundam}}'' story at times. [[LesYay Utsuho's fascinated by Sanae's armpit-exposing pose]]...
** Currently on hold due to another project he's working on [[http://dsd.pkmndestruction.net/forums/ here]]
** It's now going to be completed in Visual Novel form. It can be found [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,12338.0.html?PHPSESSID=s15k0fquon27nmdlbb1dbufrc6 here.]]

''VideoGame/TouhouMother'' by S, translated by vgperson
* Rcommended by Tropers/{{Universalperson}}, Tropers/{{Deelles}}, Selryam
* ''Synopsis'': Actually a fangame, and not a fanfic, this [[GameMaker RPG Maker 2000]] title [[CrossOver crosses over]] ''Touhou'' and ''[[VideoGame/EarthBound Mother]]'', with hilarious results.
* ''Comments'': I can't comment on this. It is incredibly awesome. It makes references and borrows elements from ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/MetalGear'', ''{{Pokemon}}'', numerous ''Touhou'' memes, [[EpilepticTree whatever happened to the Starmen]] and the [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome PC-98 characters]]. Best part? [[spoiler:Mima is the fourth playable character. And she is awesome]].
** Deelles : I really wasn't expecting that a game crossing ''Touhou'' and ''Mother'' was available, and in English to boot. What makes this game memorable and particularily recommended is that unlike most ''Touhou'' fangames, there is a good plot, in the veins of the ''Mother'' series, with its unique humor, BreakingTheFourthWall moments, various references, awesome music (in MIDI, mind you), gorgeous graphics (extremely ''Mother''-like) and weird enemies. The game is a bit hard, but it is without doubt a memorable experience that any Touhou and Mother fan should try.
** UPDATE: There's apparently a sequel in the works. There isn't much to go on right now, but the amount translated into English can be found [[http://vgboy.dabomstew.com/other/TouhouMotherReturn.txt here.]]
*** ANOTHER UPDATE: vgperson has started to post videos for the sequel, however he only has the beta and it only goes up to Chapter 5. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW5UtyLufkU&feature=channel_video_title Here's the first video.]]

''FanFic/TouhouTonari [[http://manga.animea.net/touhou-doujinshi-chapter-1-page-1.html Two by this side, three by the other side]]'' by Personal Color (Sakuraba Yuuki)
* Recommended by: Septette, Tropers/{{matteste}}, Selryam
* ''Synopsis:'' A story focused on Yuyuko, Youmu and Yukari, expanding on the events known from the game Perfect Cherry Blossom and their aftermath.
* ''Comments:'' A thought-provoking story of Yuyuko's back-story and her relationship with Yukari.

''TouhoumonNuzlockeChallenge'' by Leo Modesto
* Recommended by: raigakuren, Tropers/{{Brickman}}
* ''Synopsis:'' A twist on the (in)famous Nuzlocke Challenge but with Touhoumon.
* ''Comments:'' A hilarious and entertaining twist on Nuzlocke. Many references to the memes and fandom as well. [[spoiler: Reisen and Meiling are badass.]]
** Brickman: A good story even if you've never touched a Pokemon game in your life or even heard of a Nuzlocke comic, as the story requires no Pokemon foreknowledge except that he's playing with permadeath. Mixes comedy, drama and action well, both in the plot and the treatment of violence. The AnyoneCanDie adds a lot of suspense (though there's a few bits where you can tell from the approach that noone's going to die). Your favorites ''will'' die probably.

''Though the Wind Cries'' ([[http://www.mediafire.com/?yltoqyam1ny first volume]]) by [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Iyokan Iyokan]]
* Recommended by the Tropers/AceOfScarabs, Tropers/{{matteste}}
* '''Mature''' content rating warning
* ''Synopsis'': A ''very'' in-depth look at Suwako's backstory, and why Kanako ultimately let her stay in Moriya Shrine despite her defeat.
* ''Comments'': '''Amazing''' story, with powerful TearJerker and heartwarming content. This story really does a lot for the Moriya Shrine backstory, and adds depth to the relationship of the two Goddesses. The Mature Content warning is due to story elaborating exactly ''how'' the divine bloodline that resulted in Sanae's heritage came about. I wish to give Suwako hugs after reading this.
** TheBlankMage: The art is also very detailed, particularly in facial expressions, and fits the mood of the story incredibly well.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1990 Yakumo-ke]]'' by Mori no Hon
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Chabal2}}, Extraintrovert
* ''Synopsis:'' Ran and Yukari are both turned into children, and Chen [[PromotionToParent must take care of them until their powers return]]. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Comments:'' Worth reading for the sheer novelty, doubly so for the incredible levels of cute, quadruply so for [[spoiler:[[ActionMom Chen-mama getting serious]].]]

''Webcomic/HangInThereKogasasan'' By Mizuki Hitoshi ([[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2420 Link]])
* Recommended by {{@/Mandrke}}, Tropers/SonicGTR, Selryam
* ''Synopsis'': A story of the life and times of {{Doujin}}ka Mizuki Hitoshi, VideoGame/{{Touhou}}ified and slightly exaggerated.

''Elemental 8 [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3831 Part 1]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3835 Part 2]] and [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3984 Part 3]]'' By Kemonomichi
* Recommended by DocAstaroth and TwoGunAngel
* ''Synopsis'': A beautiful drawn story about Patchouli Knowledge and her familiar Koakuma dealing with a literal Bookworm in the Voile Library.
* ''Comments'': Kemonomichi's artwork is top-notch, and the spell card battle between Patchy and Marisa is not one to miss.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4038 The Flying Dutchman]]'' by Chihiro (Kemonomichi)
* Recommended by TwoGunAngel
* ''Synopsis:'' Another beautifully drawn story about Sakuya being drawn into the old tale of the Flying Dutchman and dealing with its undead crew as only Sakuya can.
* ''Comments:'' More beautifully-drawn work by Chihiro of Kemonomichi.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3761 So Tonight, I'll Overlook It]]'' By Tozawa
* Recommended by DocAstaroth
* ''Synopsis'': Something is strange with Sakuya's eyes recently. What could be the reason and what can the chief maid do against it?
* ''Comment'': Beautiful drawing. The atmosphere is somewhat dark, but not grim. The ending is quite heart-warming.
** Seconded, the drawing is surreal and stunningly beautiful, plus [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Meiling casually balancing on a fork]] has no price. See for yourself.

''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Sengoku_Gensokyo Sengoku Gensokyo]]'' By Coolier
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Mirrinus}}, Tropers/{{Brickman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Another well-made fangame, this time a conquest simulator RPG along the lines of SengokuRance (except family friendly). Reimu and Marisa are roped into Yukari's mysterious competition between the many factions of Gensokyo.
** A text-based Let's Play of this game, which more or less includes the game's script in its entirety, can be found [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9516642#post9516642 here.]]
* ''Comments'': Mirrinus: The game's story is pretty much a long visual novel, filled with character growth and discovery. Every Windows Touhou character up through POFV is represented, and are treated with dignity and tact. Dispersed throughout the game are dozens of great cutscenes exploring character depths, such as Alice's reasons for giving up her humanity, Reisen's guilt over deserting her lunar allies, Meiling's personal pride despite being ordered around by Sakuya, Medicine's growth under Yuka's tutelage, and much more. Make the right choices, and you'll even see the game question just what it means to be the infamous Hakurei shrine maiden.
** Brickman: Surprisingly good plot given its genre of videogame. At the very least, read through the Let's Play until the first army is defeated for the hilarious team 9 shenanigans.

''Udongein vs. Remilia'' by Imizu (Nitro Unknown)
* Recommended by TwoGunAngel, Selryam
* This doujin comes in three different parts, the first of which is unaccounted for:
** Udongein vs. Remilia (Part One)
** [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2591 Udongein vs. Remilia (Part Two)]]
** [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4129 Udongein vs. Remilia (Part Three)]]
* ''Synopsis'': On the selfish whims of Kaguya, Princess of Eientei, Reisen Udongein Inaba is sent to search for a certain book. Reisen gets her master Eirin involved and heads for the Scarlet Devil Mansion. After infiltrating the mansion, she meets up with Marisa, entrusts her as a guide, and arrives at the Great Library of Voile, where she obtains the book with the permission of Patchouli. Just when she thinks she's completed her mission in secret, however, she is discovered by the mistress of the mansion and her chief maid, and a battle of awesome proportions is about to commence...
* ''Comment'': Oh. My. God. If you have not seen Imizu's work, do yourself a favor and do so now. Imizu's artwork is incredibly detailed and beautiful, there are plenty of humorous elements throughout, and his battle scenes are incredible. Both Reisen and Remilia are nothing less than badass here, with Remilia in particular reaching [[{{Hellsing}} Alucard]] levels of awesome and being a very LargeHam.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4675 Youmu vs. Udongein]]'' by Imizu (Nitro Unknown)
* Recommended by: Recon5
* ''Synopsis'': Youmu gets a day off and decides to go shopping in the Human Village. She runs into Reisen and they fight over something. That's about all there is to it but ''it's more than enough''!
* ''Comment'': Another seminal work by the master of mindless awesome. This is another spectacularly choreographed ''long'' fight with '''eye-bleeding quality''' artwork (sharper and cleaner than in ''Udongein vs. Remilia but with arguably simpler shading) and copious quantities of GunPorn, along with several laugh-out-loud moments. Well worth your time, if only for the art!

''White Summer'' by Nightmare
* Recommended by Shinji117
* This comes in three parts: [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=manga&illust_id=19121469 first]], [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=manga&illust_id=19391431 second]] and [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=manga&illust_id=19723823 third]]
* ''Synopsis'': A Yuuka-focused comic that takes a less AxeCrazy portrayal of her, showing her interactions with an ordinary human.
* ''Comment'': Anyone who likes Yuuka/Yuka-focused works should read this. It's drawn rather well, the OC human is a well-written, and he has just enough quirks to make you have grown a little attached to him by the end, [[spoiler: which is what makes the last bit something of a TearJerker]]. My main complaint would be that it ends quite abruptely.

''Moriya Family Cosplay Theater'' by Adonmaru
* Recommended by Sparrowhawk
* This is a series of comics presented as [[FanVid Fan Vids]] by the mysterious and elusive Adonmaru (he doesn't even have a pixiv page).
* ''Caution'': No English translation exists. I'd do it myself, but my Japanese is half-baked at best.
* ''Rating'': YMMV on whether this is SFW. There's no nudity and no overtly sexual situations, but there are a couple of [[FuroScene Furo Scenes]] and characters occasionally wear swimsuits/revealing outfits.
* ''Synopsis'': The series consists of semi-self-contained comedic SliceOfLife stories which usually revolve around the Moriya Shrine gang. Various other characters appear, and occasionally guest-star.
* ''Comment'': This series is really popular on Nico Nico for a reason. Sanae's thoughtlessness is played for some utterly hilarious moments, usually at Kanako and Suwako's expense - meanwhile, Kanako as depicted here is absolutely, absolutely adorable while never being ''unrecognizably'' OOC. But of course, the three of them do genuinely love each other in the end... sort of (hint: whenever the series gets too heartwarming, expect a comedic MoodWhiplash). Oh, and the artwork, while sketchy, is quite lovely.
* ''Bonus'': Embarrassed Kanako in various cosplay outfits.
* Adonmaru's Nico Nico mylist can be found [[http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/12218825 here]], and contains all the videos.
* For those without Nico Nico accounts, the first in the series, "The Twilight Of The Gods", can be found on Youtube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyFtI7YTubg here]].

''Touhou Festival Report Manga Series'' by Warugaki
--> Parts [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2414 1]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3548 2]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3897 3]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4335 4]] and [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2176 Celebrating Making the Daily Ranking]].
* Recommended by Tropers/SonicGTR, Selryam
* ''Synopsys'': Follow the serendipitous misadventures of Warugaki, one of the Touhou fandom's best new artists, on his trips to Touhou doujinshi conventions with his doujin circle, Drill Secret Affair. However, instead of drawing himself, he uses Remilia Scarlet as his avatar and his friends as Yuuka, Aya, Nazrin, Ichirin, and [[HokutoNoKen Jagi]]. ''Celebrating Making the Daily Ranking'' is included because it is more or less the same thing but having to do with Pixiv.
* ''Comments'': Warugaki is a mind-blowingly versatile artist. While his personal style is up there with the rest of the best, he pulls off numerous ''other artists''' styles with aplomb -- using nothing more than a pen, by his own admission. If you're reading on the 'booru, try clicking on the artists' names in the TL notes or searching for them, and prepare to be ''amazed''. He's also extremely humble and much of the humor in his signature series comes from self-depreciation, even compared to other doujinka.

''[[http://hijiribe.donmai.us/pool/show/4577 Fairy Ring]]'' by Sixten
* Recommended by: @/MajorTom
* Synopsis: A children's book story about Cirno and Suwako forging '''''the strongest''''' bond of all: Friendship.
* Comments: A delightfully refreshing take on the whole Suwako vs Cirno "conflict". Miracles abound and heartstrings will be tugged gently in the right ways.

''[[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=finnish+touhou Kuvalauta / Apokalauta Touhou 4-koma strips]]''[[hottip:*:see also pool 1754 on Danbooru ('''NSFW''' ads there, as usual)]] by Setz
* Recommended by: @/DraculaOnABike, @/{{Kalle}}
* ''Synopsis'': A {{yonkoma}} GagSeries originating from Finnish imageboards, featuring puns, references to Internet memes (not only fandom-specific ones), running gags, sight gags, and amusing character interactions.
* ''Comments'': The drawing style on these [[ArtEvolution improves considerably]] over time (particularly in regard to the coloring), yet maintains a highly distinctive style throughout. Some memorable gags include Marisa {{troll}}ing the Prismriver Sisters with an IconicSongRequest, Rinnosuke's bird feeder causing FurryConfusion, Marisa accidentally encountering PockyAndRocky (and an amusing CallBack in a later strip with PC-98 Reimu and Mamizou Futatsuiwa in place of those two), the emblem on Yuyuko's hat changing into various {{Sega}}-related things from one panel to another[[note]]because the canonical one, an orange spiral, resembles the [[SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] logo[[/note]], Cirno being punished by being turned into Fairy Liquid[[note]]an English brand of dishwashing liquid[[/note]] or Keiju (which means "fairy") margarine, and Remilia making a prank call to a quiz show hosted by Sakuya and pushing her ({{fanon}}) BerserkButton[[note]]referencing both the fandom's "padding" meme and an actual prank call incident popularized by Youtube[[/note]]. It's also notable for popularizing "Sirkku" as a FanNickname for Cirno.
** @/{{Kalle}}: These strips are so surreal, it's hilarious. Plus, you can learn a bit about Finnish humor and wordplay by looking at the translations!

''[[http://hijiribe.donmai.us/pool/show/5073 Gensokyo USA]]'' by drsunshine
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Gunbazca}}
* ''Synopsis'': Imagine Gensokyo. Then imagine that it's not located in Japan, but in the United States (ostensibly the Pacific Northwest), with all of its implications. Then you have this comic series.
* ''Warning'': Very, very LoveItOrHateIt. The art is rough, and has that unpolished webcomic-y feel. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking There are NSFW ads.]]
* ''Comments'': What can i say? This is a very, very [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing work]]. The work, which originated in SomethingAwful, transplants Touhou characters into an [[{{Eagleland}} all-American]] setting and plays it around to make it work. Here's a rundown of the characters:[[spoiler: Reimu studies Liberal Arts and drives a Prius. Sanae is a Jew and spoke YiddishAsASecondLanguage. Marisa works in her family's diner and drove a Humvee around generally acting {{Jerkass}}. Alice is a Mormon CrazyCatLady. Both Remilia and Yukari are [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Corporate Executives]] (with Sakuya and Ran being friends, despite working to opposite sides). And the best part? Aya is a [[{{Transmetropolitan}} Spider Jerusalem]] {{Expy}}.]]

''[[http://www.donmai.us/pool/show/2743 Miracle China Day]]'' by tima
* Recommended by: Gearframe
* ''Synopsis'': A comedic day in the life of a humble gate guard after she eats a strange mushroom.
* ''Comments'': It's a rather short doujin that could easily be read as a pass time. Well drawn and comical, this doujin is a good way to get in a few laughs during your day.

''Gensou Liar Game'' by Ponjiyuusu (shino)
* [[http://gallery.gensokyo.org/archive/PONJIYUUSUU_-_Gensou_Liar_Game_I.zip Part 1]]
* [[http://gallery.gensokyo.org/archive/PONJIYUUSUU_-_Gensou_Liar_Game_II.zip Part 2]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Gearframe}}
* ''Synopsis'': From the person who brought us ''Manga of My Memories of Playing Touhou'' and ''Mistress' Home Party Epic Battle''. Hell is at risk of going into bankruptcy and everyone's favourite Enma tries to throw the girls of Gensokyo into the LiarGame. The story's atmosphere is rather serious, but it retains that Touhou charm.
* ''Comments'': Sadly, there are only two parts I could find, but it's still worth a read. It'd be greatly appreciated if someone could help me find the third part.

''Omoito'' by Mori no Hon
* ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2727 Omoito Eins]]'', ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3628 Zwei]]'', ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4264 Drei]]'', ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/5129 Vier.]]''
* Recommended by: Person With Many Aliases, Kwsn
* ''Synopsis'':
** ''Eins'': Marisa finds out that Hourai isn't just an ordinary doll...
** ''Zwei'': As winter closes in, a certain anonymous friend struggles to make the best gift for Alice...
** ''Drei'': Things seem to be normal, until Yuuka sends a certain someone to Alice's household, causing the fragile house of cards to collapse...
** ''Vier'': In a grand finale, Alice sets out to right things once and for all, and remember what "Friendship" means...
* ''Comments'': What begins as a charming comedy surrounding Alice's household becomes an emotional tale full of epic battles, heart wrenching drama and [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking really cute new costume adaptations.]] Superbly drawn, hard hitting by the second half, and having a little something for everyone in this adventure.
** Seconded. Part of what sets it apart from the rest of the "living doll" stories involving Alice is that Hourai (usually Alice's "second choice" doll if she were to pick one) is the focus here, not Shanghai (the "first choice") as it normally is.
** Yes, it's actually good to see a story centering around Hourai. Plus, Morino Hon's drawing is something really, ''really'' spectacular.

''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEnA3HwI2V4 Kamen Rider Decade VS Touhou Project]]'' by 投稿者:矢太倉 さん (I can't give a proper translation)
* Recommended by: Keimarios
* ''Synopsis'': During his travels Decade stumbles upon the magical land of Gensokyo after an encounter with the Youkai of Boundaries, Yukari Yakumo. Unsure of his purpose in this magical world he sets off to explore. Somehow in the process he undergoes a GenderBender. With new friends, enemies and powers what will happen to Kamen Rider Decade?
* ''Comments'': The link to Website/{{Youtube}} provides a link to the original poster on niconico douga. The premise looks quite enticing and the artwork has got a webcomic feel to it. Unfortunately this work has not been translated, but the visuals give a good grasp of the situation and awesome fight scenes.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4959 A "Meiling and Reisen Fight It Out" Manga]]'' by wasabi shoujo (a.k.a. mo38mo)
* Recommended by Two Gun Angel
* ''Synopsis'': Reisen's PTSD from the Lunar Wars drives her over the edge, and Meiling has to stop her before she goes omnicidal.
* ''Comments'': Worth the read for wasabi shoujo's awesomely {{Badass}} Meiling, an utter {{Determinator}} who will stop at nothing to bring her friend around.

Works by Nakatani:
''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4166 Luminous Butterfly]]'',
''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3945 And To Call Your Name]]''
* Recommended by Person With Many Aliases
* ''Synopsis'':
** ''Luminous Butterfly:'' ''"Yukari... like to do things that feel good. I want to eat delicious food, learn new things, and look at pretty things. When these cherry blossoms bloom, that feeling becomes even stronger. Aah.... I'd like to ask the one under the Saigyou Ayakashi. Does it feel good to die?"''
** ''And To Call Your Name:'' Fujiwara no Mokou finds herself talking to Hieda no Akyuu, and ponder the limit of their memories.
* ''Comments'': It's hard to encapsulate these works, which are shorter and much more vague compare to his romantic doujins. All the same, the art is amazing, the characters feel mysterious again, and the works are so introspective on the psychology of the Gensokyo denizens.

[[/folder]]


[[folder: General Fics -- Written]]
''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''

''[[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/123033.html A Wizard Is You]]'' by Demetrious
--> [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/124226.html#124226 Thread 2]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/124917.html#124917 Thread 3]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/125518.html#125518 Thread 4]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/126187.html#126187 Thread 5]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/126955.html#126955 Thread 6]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/127594.html#127594 Thread 7]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/128755.html#128755 Thread 8]], etc... (the next Thread link is provided at the end of each Thread).
--> [[http://www.mediafire.com/?zqb79dc5271gcl1 Archive of threads 1-16]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Shockz}}, @/{{Jiven}}, Shinji117
* ''Synopsis'': "One morning you abruptly appear in Gensokyo, 357 feet above the ground, along with half of a flaming airship, the better part of a clock tower, three wyverns, four giant eagles and a gigantic red dragon." So begins A Wizard Is You, a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure story featuring a high-level DungeonsAndDragons wizard with far more spells than common sense as its protagonist. Thankfully(?), he's landed in one of the few places in the Planes where the average resident has even less common sense than him, and he ends up making fast friends with a local were-hakutaku and her ice fairy student. Now, if only he could figure out how the hell to get home...
* ''Comments'': Shockz: One of the funniest stories I've ever read. No, not one of the funniest Touhou fanfics. Not one of the funniest fanfics. One of the funniest ''stories''. Half the fun is seeing--and helping to decide!--what Wizardnon (the unnamed protagonist) will do next. The other half is seeing the inevitable fallout from his often less-than-wise decisions. Oddly enough, despite (or perhaps because of) Wizardnon's CrazyAwesome tendencies, most characters are written as being surprisingly down-to-earth. Even Cirno.
** Jiven: recommended, althrough Keine seems a little... blank, out of character, passive ? There isn't always a link to the next thread before Thread 8. Threads 6 and 7 are missing.
*** Shinji117: recommended, and added the links to 6 and 7. Also, consistently awesome, subtle [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]], for example the [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Walking Chest]], [[TheNightmareBeforeChristmas “How dare you treat my friend so shamefully!”]] and the fantasy version of the famous, famous Film/BladeRunner quote: "[I have seen] flaming ballista bolts burning through the dark near Tyrce. Githyanki airships on fire near the ramparts of the Citadel."

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6316842/1/Alices_Glorious_Homestead_Defense Alice's Glorious Homestead Defense]]'' by X to the Zoltan
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Selryam}}, @/{{Jiven}}, Tropers/{{Vrock8}}
* ''Synopsis'': A look into Alice's mind and life when she has to put up with playing hostess to Marisa for a day.
* ''Comments'': An ''excellent'' fanfic that really captures the essence of the characters (if such a thing is possible in this fandom). Exciting and creative, with very nice characterization.

''[[http://www.touhou-project.com/forest/res/6162.html Gensokyoland Saga]]'' by Norseman
* Recommended by Chronopolize
* ''Synopsis'': Having been unwillingly transported to Gensokyo, our warrior-bard Viking weaves both his weapons and his words as he embarks on an great quest seeking his revenge against Yukari.
* ''Comments'': The author uses Norse mythology and poetry more deeply than seems possible, to great effect. As the epic swings into full gear, the decisions are both meaningful and difficult. To their credit, the audience rises up to the challenge; the speculation and theory-craft is almost as engaging as the story itself.
* ''Note'': Here is the full [[http://www.touhou-project.com/storylist.php?title=Gensokyoland+Saga&author=&board Chapter List]].

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6599809/1/Average_Joe_in_Bullet_Hell Average Joe in Bullet Hell]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1324149/Magnificent_Sasquatch Magnificent Sasquatch]]
* Recommended by Tropers/FlashOfSonic, Tropers/{{Kerreb17}}, NightmareSyndrom
* ''Synopsis'': Follow the misadventures of a shameless semi-self-insert as he attempts to make heads or tails of this new crazy world and its even crazier inhabitants! There is fantabulous adventure to be had! (From author's fanfiction.net description)
* ''Comments'': After being pulled into Gensokyo by a strange woman floating outside the window of his apartment in Tucson, Arizona (guess who) and getting his bearings, Ryan Randa is instructed in the ways of this new world and steadily grows in his abilities. This story contains its fair share of funny moments, serious moments, plot, character development, and awesome fight scenes. It's well worth a read, and it's still being written, so there's more to look forward to as well. [[Fanfic/AverageJoeInBulletHell Has a tropes page.]]
** Seconded. I cannot even begin to recount the number of moments that made me pelt my screen with water danmaku. This is a very entertaining read, with (as noted above) interesting plot topics, respectable character development, and above-average fight sequences. Throw in some pop-culture references and you have a wonderfully 'hip' story that's sure to make your day that much more exciting!

''FanFic/DolphinRiderKoishi'' by Roukanken
* Recommended by: [=GuyYouMetOnline=], {{@/banjo2E}}, {{@/Prime32}}
* ''Synopsis'': An AU story staring Koishi as a dolphin-riding MagicalGirl.
* ''Comments'': This, plainly and simply, is how you do an AU fic. the story is set in 'Gensouto', a modern-day city in the outside world. Almost everyone there is magical in some way, but only a very few people are aware of it. Many different characters have both major and minor roles, and the interpretations have a tendency to fit the characters perfectly while at the same time being not really what you were expecting (I love this story's interpretation of Tewi). There's some heavy emotional stuff and some lighthearted stuff, and it all fits together extremely well. It's a bit heavy on the cliches, but then, it ''is'' a MagicalGirl story. Plus, the writing is simply excellent. Whether you're into MagicalGirl stuff or, like me, not so interested in it, this is still well worth reading.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5037246/1/Human_of_the_Other_Side Human of the Other Side]]'' by Heraklinios
* Recommended by kiriakoen
* ''Synopsis'': A normal male human arrives to Gensokyo. At the beggining, it seems like a regular self-insert, but avoids being a Marty Stu by being almost automatically hated by everyone. Plus, he's really unlucky and tends to [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] a lot, making him likeable. He manages to get their trust with time, but still behaves like a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold jerk]]. After some chapters, it starts getting influences from ''ShinMegamiTensei''.
* ''Comments'': A slow start, but it is still a good read after all. TheReveal after some episodes is confusing (well, it is LouisCypher that tells him) but it gives it a strange charm...even though it's creepy and funny at the same time.

''FanFic/ImperfectMetamorphosis'' by Tropers/TakerFoxx
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Makuta9999}}, Extraintrovert, Guy You Met Online, Tropers/{{Zudak}}, Tropers/{{Jiven}}, Tropers/RenaTheArchmage
* ''Synopsis'': It's the first day of spring, and Cirno and her friends are once again up to no good! But after stealing a strange box from Marisa's house, they soon find themselves over their heads as they discover some things are meant to remain locked up.
* ''Comments'': In the words of the author on the original site it was put up, 'Team nine fucks up. Hilarity Ensues.' Includes severe MoodWhiplash at the end of the first chapter, and by the end of the third it goes into DarkFic territory, though with the occasional funny moment. It also uses the unused character from ''[=EoSD=]'', but not in the way that you might originally think.
** Sect: Now has a sidestory featuring Kaguya and Mokou [[spoiler:as they navigate a dream world]].
** Thirding the rec. This story is excellent, although it should be noted that this is not a comedic fic. Not that I'm complaining, since it's easily the best fanfic I've ever read. In particular, the characters are all portrayed extremely well, especially [[spoiler:Rin]], who happens to be the second fictional character ever that I've truly cared about. My only complaint so far is [[spoiler:the unambiguous evil of Ex-Rumia, especially since without her there'd be no true 'bad guy' in the story. It's clear who the protagonists are, but aside from Ex-Rumia, there's no clear villian (although Yukari's starting to come close),]] but even that works all right, and I have no other complaints. I highly recommend this fic; just don't go in expecting much lighthearted fun.
** Lunaoh: Fourthed. This is by far one of the best ''Touhou'' fics out there. The prose and characterization are highly enjoyable and the plot is great too. My only complaint is that there isn't enough of it: every chapter leaves me waiting for more.
** An amazing interpretation and my personal favorite. The author has decided to employ a few common fanon characterizations that normally irk me rather badly, but gets away with it because every single character is so goddamn well-written. The atmosphere is definitely on the darker side of things but the tone is not too unbearably bleak and there's always an undercurrent of hope and humor. Highly recommended.
** This is, without a doubt, one of the best things of its genre I've ever read, Touhou or otherwise. The characters and relationships develop very naturally, and Taker takes his sweet time letting it all unfold. Though the story isn't filled with action-packed, epic chapters throughout, the early chapters do much to hook the reader in, sinking its claws in and compelling them to read through the long haul. Even in its quieter moments, the story is rife with [[GambitIndex gambit after gambit]] several new or forgotten-about characters, and... well... Read for yourself. Words fail me when describing a story of this caliber. -Tropers/RenaTheARchmage
** I found it to be untrue to the spirit of the Touhou series in general. Everyone knows that they resolve disputes through danmaku, danmaku! Not through arguing, emotional tension and slapping each other! The fic is just far too dark for me, especially since Touhou mostly lacks real villains as a whole.
** [[Tropers/Timeskipper This troper]] also read it out of curiosity, and got hooked up immediately. As I like to put it, the TakerFoxx brand can be identified from miles away, and it's always fresh and enticing. The characterisation is probably one of the best I've ever seen, and the plot is convoluted but not at the point where it's impossible to keep track of it, and, last but not the least, TakerFoxx has the rare skill of knowing when the story is becoming TOO dark, and so far he's always managed to balance the darkness and the despair with humor and hope. In short, IM lacks nothing a real novel should have. While there 'are' a few things that tick me off [[spoiler:(Yukari has been so far a VERY dislikeable character, and her characterisation seems a bit... off to me, plus I don't like the idea of her being some sort of authority in Gensokyo, creating a police force or putting people in important positions)]], they are actually very few and easy to overlook. I definitely advise everyone, even those not familiar with Touhou like myself, to read it. Oh, and have I forgot to mention that I totally loved Rin Satsuki and felt sorry for her tragic past and shitty present?

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7290175/1/ I Negative Bullet]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3157908/SorrowfulReincarnation Sorrowful Reincarnation]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Patcheresu}}
* ''Synopsis'': Awaking without memories,neither of who he is or what he is, a youkai tries to find his lost past in the land he awoke in.Doomed to be a walking enigma,he roams Gensokyo for his past, present, future and purpose...
* ''Comments'': A youkai with a power as vague as Yukari appears, long ago corrupted by an ancient style of life called The Path Of Nihilism. It starts at the beginning of the Windows series of games and despite the short chapters, is quite a long read despite being up for 2 months. The author shows talent and power for writing scenarios and adding onto characters. Cirno is not depicted as a bundle of mass stupidity, and merely acts headstrong and silly. Beneath the guise, however, is a tactical fighter with sharp skills and sharper ice. Reimu is now a master of sealing, and several other characters are given massive powerups that stay true to the canon personalities. -Patch

''[[http://www.usuallydead.com/stories/storiesnav.html Touhou Ibunshu]]'' by Usually Dead
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Kalle}}, Tropers/RenaTheArchmage, Extraintrovert, Tropers/{{Selryam}}
* ''Synopsis'': A collection of stories, including retellings of the games (from ''[=tEoSD=]'' to ''[=IaMP=]'') and side-stories, told from differing points of view as the writer slowly exposes the reader to an AlternateUniverse Gensoukyou.
* ''Comments'': Wonderfully well-written throughout, with excellent fighting scenes, a fair bit of violence (that never crosses over into {{Gorn}} territory, thankfully enough) and some of the most emotional scenes that really, ''really'' would not be out of place in the games themselves. It's a DarkFic, but that doesn't prevent a lot of EarnYourHappyEnding. [[FanFic/TouhouIbunshu Has a tropes page.]]
** Recon: A bit of a warning, though. The author himself admits that his portrayal of one particular character is a bit of a AuthorTract, but in my opinion the quality of the work is not compromised.
** That... was absolutely beautiful. [[Tropers/RenaTheArchmage I]] was on the verge of tears when I finished... Although now I can't stop seeing the characters in a whole new light. At least half the characters were given chilling new ways of looking at them.

''[[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,183.0.html?PHPSESSID=737940ac1688b47ccc1e7860bf9efe12 The White Rose of Chireiden]]'', by Tropers/SakuraRurouni
* Recommended by the Tropers/{{Nolrai}}.
* ''Synopsis'': The Ancient City being recast as an rebellious former client state of Makai. It tells the story of Makai's failed attempt at reconquest and the after affects.
* ''Comments'': Think ''Touhou'' meets Machevielli's ''The Prince''. In the authors words "Now, REHASH TIME! But first, I shall advertise. Allow me to use the worst of it to advertise this story: THIS FICTION FEATURES KOISHI SPEAKING ITALIAN AND ORIN WITH A HEAVY YIDDISH ACCENT. OH NOES!" The world building and characterization in this fic is magnificent.

The ''Shrine of Gensokyo'' series by wrathie.
* Recommended by Tropers/{{slain}}, totlmstr
* Composed of three parts:
** [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php?topic=279.0 Shrine of Gensokyo: Prologue]]
** [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php?topic=236.0 Shrine of Gensokyo]]
** [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php?topic=362.0 The Miracles of Gensokyo]]
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5125582/1/ Completed version (Fanfiction.net)]] (His page on there also has a tie-in.)
* ''Synopsis'': Reimu has left Gensokyo, leaving behind her memories. Now, as an adult, she must return, and not only face off with her own past, but the consequences of leaving the youkai and humans of Gensokyo without the Hakurei maiden for so long.
* ''Comments'': It's one of the few fanfics that actually goes into the "shrine" part of "shrine maiden," and Reimu herself has practically taken a whole 180 from what she is generally depicted as in fiction. Just going into the main story, late in the game, [[spoiler:there's a huge battle between most of Gensokyo and the machinations of a certain [[RealityWarper Yukari Yakumo]] that is a gigantically epic scale]]. If anything, though, I recommend it solely on the basis that it's just plain ''awesome'' (if slightly hard to read due to the formatting), and cuts almost everyone in a different light. Sadly, it's still not complete yet, but with the amount of CrowningMomentOfAwesome moments flying around, I'm not complaining. Hell, even [[SuperpoweredEvilSide EX-Rumia]] joins in on the fun. IIRC, both the prequel and sequel are in progress.
** totlmstr: Seconded. Reimu holds her light to the "shrine maiden" actions, but it's well worth a read as an AU-like atmosphere. The idea behind the fic is whether Reimu should ''act'' like a proper shrine maiden, but it gets to where [[spoiler:Reimu becomes self-sacrificial during the middle of heated battles, like those with Yakumo and Remilia]] while her shouting out ThePowerOfLove during these battles. Moments in the spotlight for the other characters, like Sanae and Hong Meiling, are very well done in this fic.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6046989/1/Touhou_Chronicles Touhou Chronicles]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2393814/Etherdrone Etherdrone]]
* Recommended by NightmareSyndrom
* ''Synopsis'': Actual Summary: A newcomer arrives at Gensokyo after a great battle. Damaged, with low reserves of power, he tries to find his place within this strange, new world he has been introduced to.
* ''Comments'': An enjoyable read once you get used to the authers unique writing style. It is probably one the best OC center stories I have ever read.

''[[http://einhalden.deviantart.com/#/d2bo1qe The Gold, Blue, and Red-White]]'' by Einhalden
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Cirno}}
* ''Synopsis'': An "origin story" of Gensoukyou - why it was separated from the rest of the world and by whom.
* ''Comments'': The barest synopsis I can give without thoroughly spoiling it. The story has a very natural flow. Tt runs an impressive emotional gamut, from loneliness to heartwarming, and the action moves from calmness all the way up to epicness and back.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6543360/1/Unparalleled_Ayakashi_Incident Unparalleled Ayakashi Incident]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2140770/Xavic Xavic]]
* Recomended by Tropers/{{Bstarman}}
* ''Synopsis'': A centuries-old evil is stirring, and Yukari is worried about the poison it's beginning to spread. When a teenager with no memory is thrust onto the front lines, how will he fight it?
* ''Comments'': A great story, but be warned, this fanfic may invoke feelings of hatred and indigence that may force you away from the screen for a while. A nice story, but turns a bit dark in the later chapters, [[spoiler: Especially when the demon of the Ayakashi '''corrupts, body and soul, Mystia, Wriggle, Rumia, Tenshi, Cirno, Yamame, and Medicine.]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6293279/1/Exciting_Investigation_of_Eastern_Mysteries Exciting Investigation of Eastern Mysteries]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/131405/Nathan_Huss Nathan Huss]]
* Recommended by 71TheRoman
* ''Crossover with'': ''TheMelancholyofHaruhiSuzumiya''
* ''Synopsis'': The SOS Brigade makes a field trip to a remote Shinto shrine said to be haunted by mysterious spirits. Upon arrival, they discover too late the shrine has been abandoned, and Haruhi nearly blows a fuse at the seemingly wasted time until the bizarre disappearance of Koizumi grabs everyone’s attention. Add to this two college students suddenly showing up, talking about a dream world called “Gensokyo”…
* ''Comments'': Rewriting this section because my last effort at showcasing this underrated chestnut came off as desperate and preachy, two qualities I dislike. Instead, I’ll keep it short by saying that it amazes me how the author can so causally and effectively take two seemingly incompatible franchises and merge them in a way that makes perfect sense. The Brigade crew behave as they do in their own story, and the Gensokyo denizens are written smartly and with character. It may be shorter than other nominations, but don’t let that act as a dissuading factor.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7109325/1/Undying_Gensokyo Undying Gensokyo]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1990476/WillieG_R WillieG.R.]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Makuta9999}}, Tropers/{{Kerreb17}}
* ''Synopsis'': A selfish experiment works only too well and Aya and Satori find themselves surrounded by those that cannot die. Can they solve this incident on their own before losing their minds?
* ''Comments'': Marisa tricks a few of her "friends" to help her create an immortality potion for herself. [[GoneHorriblyWrong Turning undead counts as being immortal]], [[GoneHorriblyRight right]]? Well that's what ended up happening to nearly all of Gensokyo. A DarkFic like Imperfect Metamorphosis, but with more Franchise/ResidentEvil than AntiChrist BlobMonster.
** The zombie incarnations of our Touhou characters is a--dare I say--pleasant sight. What might normally be shown as simply a brainless mass of rotting flesh is given a character each to her own, making her a part of the horde but not necessarily all one in the same. Also, the Aya and Satori combo was an interesting pair, each of which work well as the protagonists. I would definitely say to check this story out, but I should mention that it's not for the faint of heart.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6434305/1/Functioning_Alcoholic Functioning Alcoholic]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2552873/Solblight Solblight]]
* Recommended by BigB, 71TheRoman, Tropers/SpiriTsunami
* ''Synopsis'':Ibuki Suika is a permanent guest at the Hakurei Shrine, but does Reimu know exactly what Suika does when she's not around? Or even when she IS around? Join Suika on her misadventures as she uh... she uh... Hic! What was I doing again...?
* ''Comments'': A humorous fiction following the misadventures of Suika Ibuki, residential drunk at the Hakurei Shrine. The author is a very talented writer, able to spin a web and captivate you from beginning to end. The story arcs are both humorous and suspenseful, in the perfect moderation. There is mild shipping, but is not all consuming, and some of it is played for laughs. All in all a good story deserving of a good read. -BigB
** The Roman: Indeed. Identifying myself as a Suika fan, I can lament the lack of quality stories centering on her. This most certainly fills that void. It's every bit as interesting as the above contributor describes and more. Need a little more incentive though? The underground cast (well, a couple of them) show up from time to time to aid Suika in her (mis)adventures, adding additional angles from which one can enjoy the ever-expanding nature of the plot. Do make some free time for this one, if you're genuinely interested.
** [=SpiriTsunami=]: I actually just finished re-adding this...under the shipping fics section. Didn't notice that it was already up under general, even though I was considering putting it there myself. The shipping does start to consume more of the story as it goes on, but it's very well-done and mainly serves to further enhance Suika's characterization.

''[[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/19439.html A Scarlet-Stained Memoir]]'' by U. N. Owen
--> [[http://www.touhou-project.com/storylist.php?title=A+Scarlet-Stained+Memoir&author=&board%5B%5D=0&status%5B%5D=any Full chapter list]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/26641.html Q&A thread]] made after the end (contains much information not in the story, including the meat of the epilogue). Threads do not contains links to each other.
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Brickman}}, Tropers/{{Chronopolize}}
* ''Synopsis'': An ordinary peasant farmer stumbles not just into Gensokyo, but to the gates of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. The mistress invites travelers in and offers hospitality, but once inside it's not easy to leave. Can such an ordinary man hope to uncover the mansion's mysteries? Can he even survive them long enough?
* ''Comments'': Was a ChooseYourOwnAdventure which is now completed. A very dark fic by Touhou standards, and very long, but well written. The setting takes on a feel of being quite dangerous, one in which almost nobody can be trusted (save for Cirno, who becomes a friend if not an outright ship). The main character is incredibly limited in what he can accomplish as an ordinary human, even when he obtains the ironically fitting power to [[spoiler:see through others' eyes, which mostly just serves to turn his caution into inaction]]. Many of the mansion's mysteries and problems are ''never'' solved, and several apparent "plot hooks" are left dangling simply because he doesn't risk them (or never gets the chance to try; though a few are also dropped because the author changed his mind). Even the Q&A thread leaves many questions unanswered. Also contains pages on pages of debate by the players as they themselves try to make sense of it and make their decisions, interesting to read in its own right (though you may want to just skip between author posts instead). Sadly, thanks in part to [[spoiler:having underestimated how deep a character the players would expect Remilia to be]], it takes a turn for the DiabolusExMachina near the end, and has a completely inexplicable second one in the epilogue.
* ''Notes'': Contains three original characters including the AudienceSurrogate main character. Of the other two, one feels fairly at home in Gensokyo and the other seems to be written to be as jarringly unfitting for Gensokyo as possible [[spoiler:(for good reason)]].

''[[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/28203.html A Fairy's Tale]]'' by Princess Tepes (another writter name of U. N. Owen)
--> [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/28692.html Thread 2]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/29518.html Thread 3]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/30877.html Thread 4]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/33875.html Thread 5]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/36567.html Thread 6]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/37913.html Thread 7]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/39980.html Thread 8]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/41130.html Thread 9]]
--> [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/38898.html Small Tales & Tall Tales]], to read after the main story
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Megaolix}}
* ''Synopsis'': A completed ChooseYourOwnAdventure Pre-Gensokyo story at the Scarlet Devil Mansion with some interesting characterization. A Fairy's Tale follows a fairy maid in the Scarlet Devil Mansion who's normal day leads to a fateful encounter that changes her life forever. The narration starts off somewhat simple as to reflect the development of the character. Starting off nameless, she eventually gets a name and over time there is a paradigm shift as she learns and develops, breaking down simple views that we see in the beginning as she learns more about the world and the others in the Mansion.
* ''Comments'': If I had to describe it in a single word, I would say heartwarming. AFT is a story that has both its funny and serious moments. All of them make you want to see and learn more about the inhabitants of the SDM. It doesn't have epic action. While it has its dark times, it's not grimdark either. And this story need neither of those to remembered. It's a tale (a great one), nothing more and nothing less. Also, best Flandre ever.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7404720/1/Touhou Touhou Doujin Dawitsus folly]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2100515/Duwee Duwee Davis II]]
* Recommended by Patcheresu
* ''Synopsis'': Flandre's Laevateinn has been stolen! A mysterious pair of newcomers seem to be to blame- and Reimu naturally is picking up the pieces. But, there's something unique about one of the newcomers... A fanfic conversion of my hand-drawn doujin.
* ''Comments'': Let's face it, we all know who stole it. Dawitsu is an Outsider youkai brought into Gensokyo, and an avid fan of Japanese media. So, being the Gary Stu he is, decides to greet the heroines via Incident. The humor feels forced, but still enjoyable and the [=OCs=] mesh well with the normal denizens. The only discrepancies are the purposeful OOC characteristics of Yukari and Remilia. A light-hearted and above-average story that also includes an interpretation of almost all touhous. [[TouhouDoujinDawitsusFolly Trope Page here]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6536130/1/Vintage Vintage]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2608592/Logan_not_here Logan not here]]
* Recommended by Selryam and TwoGunAngel
* ''Synopsis'': Sakuya and Murasa discover they have a common love of the fine and well-aged. "Even if that sounds a little gushy for me, I hear ya, Izayoi."
* ''Comments'': Short, humorous, then a little sweet and shippy. Loud, raucous Captain Murasa Minamitsu and Perfect and Elegant Sakuya Izayoi, despite the difference in their personalities, have a short conversation about individuals they care about.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4918856/1/Between_Life_and_Afterlife Between Life and Afterlife]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1747358/ Snail-Ice-Cream]]
* Recommended by Selryam
* "Synopsis": A bright red higanbana was blooming at brink of the Sanzu River. /one-shot/
* "Comments": Short, thoughtful piece on Komachi and the job she does and the Yama. Well-written, pleasant.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6403057/1/A_New_World_Book_1 A]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6564866/1/A_New_World_Book_2 New]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7222819/1/A_New_World_Book_3 World]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2028203/Iced_Fairy Iced Fairy]]
* Recommended by mysterykcad, Sakura Rurouni
* ''Synopsis'': Set 300 or 500 years (the author says 500 years, but all in-story references say 300) after the events of the main Touhou games, time has changed Gensokyo for the worse. The boundaries within Gensokyo have become more difficult to cross, as has the Hakurei border. In addition, the Lunarians have been growing tense due to human colonization of the false moon.
* ''Comments'': A very well-written and creative three-part story that pulls the two outsiders Renko Usami and Maribel Han into the middle of the action. Includes a few [=OCs=] on both sides of the conflict (most of the heroic [=OCs=] are descended from characters that have already been established), but they feel just as natural in the story as the ones that have been there since the beginning. Even a few of the PC-98 characters make an appearance in this epic tale. Though it's possible to read with only a basic knowledge of Touhou cannon, I'd recommend keeping the [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Touhou_Wiki Touhou wiki]] open to familiarize yourself with some of the lesser-known characters and events that appear or are mentioned.
** Seconded. It feels very much like a continuation of the Touhou series, and it's more serious than the present state of Touhou canon because of that, but it's just a great story, very much worth the read. The author also does a lot of work in short stories, so if that's more your thing, those are available [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,5014.0.html here]], and as standalone short stories.

''[[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/24891.html The Last Stand of Cirno the Valiant]] by U.N. Owen
* Recommended by Echo 13
* ''Synopsis'': Cirno has grown powerful- enough to make the other residents of Gensokyo wish her gone. Exiled, she makes a last stand to save the few allies she has left.
* ''Comments'': Very dark at points, but very well written. All the characters are believably done, even if a few (such as Yuuka) are somewhat exaggerated. Be warned, some sections are NSFW, and not in a "good" way. Well worth a read, but not for the faint of heart.
** Heartily seconded here. Cirno manages to bring out TookALevelInBadass, several [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awe]][[DyingMomentOfAwesome some]] tropes in such a way that you "WILL" cry ManlyTears at the end of it.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6226597/1/The_Girl_in_the_Cave The Girl in the Cave]] and its sequel [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6408512/1/The_Girl_and_the_Oni The Girl and the Oni]]
* Recommended by Timeskipper
* ''Synopsis'': Parsee's best friend was the dripping water, and she hated it.
* ''Comments'': The summary doesn't say much, but it's actually a very good read, albeit very short (The Girl in the Cave around 5000 words, The Girl and the Oni around 9000), and it features one of the best characterizations of Parsee, who doesn't get nearly enough love in this Troper's opinion. Starts off very sad, but quickly gets really heartwarming, and it manages to include some good CharacterDevelopement in a relatively small space.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5846903/1/ Flandre's Playtime with Her Sister]]
* Recommended by Tropers/RN452
* ''Synopsis'': "Remilia never plays with her little sister, who lives alone in the cellar of their mansion. Sakuya tries to fix this..."
* ''Comments'': A funny and heartwarming oneshot focused on Remillia and Flandre, it portrays very well how the Scarlet sisters care for each other and has a good characterization of Sakuya, Marisa and Reimu.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8116027/1/Fantasy-of-Utter-Ridiculousness Fantasy of Utter Ridiculousness]]'', by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/55074/Curtis-Wildcat Curtis Wildcat]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/RN452
* ''Synopsis'': "Not long after the Glorft's attempt to smash the Moon into the Earth, a mishap involving the Lunarians drops [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR Coop and the others]] into Gensokyo. Buckle up, people; it's going to be a weird trip." And talk about weird!
* ''Comments'': So, if the original Megas XLR was a [[DeconstructiveParody Destructive Parody]] what happens when the FandomSpecificPlot of Yukari tossing an outsider into Gensokyo is played with Coop? [[MonumentalDamage It doesn't end good for Gensokyo]]. [[TheWoobie Patchouli]] agrees with it, though Coop adapted very well to the spellcard system and engages into an epic battle with Suika. The characters blended very well and it has lots of funny and awesome moments.

[[/folder]]


[[folder: Shipping fics -- Visual Medium (doujins, comics, strips, etc.)]]
''Doujins focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2837 Touhou - Days Woven From Illusion ~The Unmoving Great Library]]
by Gensou Koumuten
* Reccomended by Tropers/{{Andyzero}}
* ''Pairings(s): Patchouli/OC
* ''Synopsis'': Even in the bright world of gensoukoumuten; there are perceived dark parks of the worlds. In the violent slums of Makai; Patchouli meets a demon doctor who runs a clinic for anyone. A shining light in the darkest pit; he's there for two very important reasons. Because he can and because the need is great.
* ''Comments'': May not actually be a ''shipping'' fic per se; but can easily be seen this way. Showcases an especially unique take on our favorite librarian that's both new and familiar at the same time.

''[[http://gallery.gensokyo.org/albums/Cant_Fix_the_Helmet/Cant_Fix_The_Helmet_-_GERANIUM/Can_t_Fix_the_Helmet_-_GERANIUM.zip GERANIUM]]'' by Can't Fix the Helmet, translated by Pilpsie, edited by Rukaroa.
* Recommended by Sleeping Doom
* ''Pairing(s)'': Marisa/Rinnosuke
* ''Synopsis'': Rinnosuke and a young Marisa discuss what they want to do in the future. Rinnosuke plans to write a book, and asks Marisa what she wants to be. Many years later, neither of them have changed their minds.
* ''Comments'': One of the more well-known translated doujinshi. Although the ending of this doujin is an absolute TearJerker, it still [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming ends on a very heartwarming note.]]

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3145 Fujiwara no Mokou, Who Lives a Million Times; and Kamishirasawa Keine's One Happy Lifetime]]'' by ichikai
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Noxshade}}
* ''Pairings'': Mokou/Keine
* ''Synopsis'': "Hey, Keine. I wonder how long we will be able to pass through the same time. I wonder when the end comes." "On that day...Fujiwara no Mokou wept just as many times as she had died and returned to life." Presented mostly as a flashback, it begins with Mokou discovering Keine having passed away in her sleep; and then shows all the happy times they had together.
* ''Comments'': The [[MayflyDecemberRomance Tragedy of Long Life]] at it's finest. With an adorable style and believable characterization, this story hits the trifecta of heartwarming, funny and tear jerker. ''Highly'' recommended. And if you can't be bothered, the condensed form is [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/766635/ here]].

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2147 Cirno and Reimu's 1 2 3]]'' by Kamo Nari
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Troublethecat}}
* ''Pairings'': Reimu/Cirno
* ''Synopsis'': Presented in a semi AnachronicOrder, starting with a botched love confession after a prank gone wrong, before showing what lead up to that point (And possibly a little of what came after), this doujin tells the story of how Gensokyo's Strongest Fairy and Gensokyo's Laziest Miko became friends, and how Cirno became much more than that for Reimu. Funny, Heartwarming and sometimes Heartbreaking.
* ''Comments'': Kamo Nari writes the characters well, and makes you want to smile whenever the main pairing interacts with each other (when he's not [[TearJerker making you want to hug them both]]). It's not finished yet, but what's written so far is definitely worth reading.

''[[http://dsd.faceroll.net/ Eastern Starlight Romance]]'' by Dai-Sukima Dan
* Recommended by Sect
* ''Pairing'': Marisa/Alice. Or Marisa/Reimu. Or Marisa/Patchouli. Or Marisa/Flandre. Or...
* ''Synopsis'': A currently incomplete visual novel. Marisa's father passes away, which forces Marisa to confront her own mortality. She resolves to discover a way to become immortal, and begins researching seriously. Meanwhile, her relationship with several of her friends begin to change...
* ''Comments'': This is a remarkable piece of work: though it's only in a demo form, it's pretty well polished and well written.

''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF6PaxzmaRg Chiisana Koi No Uta/This echoing love song]]'', Subbed by RagnarokDS
* Recommended by Tropers/MariaHolic
* ''Pairing'': Keine/Mokou
* 'Synopsis'': A cute story about Keine and Mokou's relationship developing.
* ''Comments'': Beautiful vocals, even during the small TakeThat to Kaguya x Mokou at the end. The pictures are really cute, and the story is really touching. If you have time, also check 'Laugh Maker' and 'Double Scarlet' in the related videos -- they have a similar artstyle, and all of the PVs have really cute stories.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/681?page=1 Keine, Mokou and the Students!]]'' by karaagetarou
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Tacitus}}
* ''Pairing'': Keine/Mokou
* ''Synopsis'': Mokou gets browbeaten into attending Keine's class alongside Team ⑨ and Akyuu. Can she withstand the antics of Gensokyo's childish youkai, Keine's teasing, and [[ShipperOnDeck Akyuu's relationship advice]]? [[CanNotSpitItOut Will she finally spit it out?]]
* ''Comments:'' A lot to like about this one - karaagetarou has a distinct and enjoyable art style, is deft at managing humor and {{moe}}, yet can also write scenes with surprising depth. This 'fic is also noteworthy for its portrayal of Akyuu, which may leave you wondering why more authors don't use her.

''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E14YgAy8FwM Locked Girl]]'', Song by COOL&CREATE, Animation by [=AniPix=], Art by Noya, Subs inserted by [=SkyWitches=], Lyric Translations via Touhou Wiki.
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Kryptik}}
* ''Pairing'': Marisa/Patchouli
* ''Synopsis'': Marisa, sick of [[{{Hikikomori}} Patchouli]] continually keeping herself locked in, despite how much it hurts both of them, decides to take matters into her own hands the only way she knows how.
* ''Comments'': A surprisingly heartfelt "Locked Girl" remix/homage to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrGcPF6vB0A Bump of Chicken's "Laugh Maker"]] sung from Marisa's perspective, the {{Fanvid}} for the song takes things up a notch by demonstrating the lengths Marisa is willing to go to help Patchouli open up. Aside from some [[AdaptationDyeJob eye-color issues]], Noya's art adds immensely to an already powerful song. Quite faithful to "Laugh Maker" both in style and in subject, it shows that Marisa isn't joking about ThePowerOfLove as far as she's concerned.
** More like ThePowerOfFriendship since that's what the song is aiming for.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/677 Night Sparrow Love]]'' by Mitsumoto.
* Recommended by Tropers/SonicGTR, Extraintrovert, @/{{Citizen}}, @/{{Jiven}}
* ''Pairing'': Mystia/Mokou
* ''Synopsis'': Mystia, who runs a grilled ell cart, and Mokou, her coal supplier, are TwiceShy for each other. Keine sees what's going on and decides to give them a push. Marisa and Reimu also get involved. EmotionalTorque ensues.
* ''Comments'': Completed. This story has proven to be popular enough to warrant [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1625 its own pool for fanart]]. There's also a prequel, [[http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:4rcSLW2Yp2QJ:danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2844%3Fpage%3D1+mitsumoto+yarinsai&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&client=firefox-a&source=www.google.com First Love Sparrow]], but it was pulled from Danbooru at his request (NSL is an internet release, but FLS wasn't).
** Recommended. An heartwarming and cute story. Come on, you can't let loose a {{squee}} or two when reading it.

''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40fwAWEiE3M S Complex]]'', Song by COOL&CREATE, subs inserted by riicien, translation acquired from the Touhou Wiki
* Recommended by the Tropers/AceOfScarabs
* ''Pairing'': Shizuha/Minoriko (Unrequited)
* ''Synopsis'': Shizuha has feelings for Minoriko, but CannotSpitItOut. She feels lonely as Minoriko is invited to a ''lot'' of Autumn feasts, and harsh words are said. Heartbroken, Shizuha sinks into despair and leaves, and Minoriko regrets their last big argument.
* ''Comments'': [[BrotherSisterIncest Sister/Sister Forbidden Love]] aside, this takes their [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolism]] further, all the way to the [[{{Tearjerker}} tragic conclusion]]. Shizuha as the Goddess of the dead coloured leaves of autumn, is the Symbol of Loneliness and Death, and is jealous of her sister's popularity as the Symbol of Abundance and Plenty, as well as lonely, as she's never invited to the feasts. The comments in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ8jpIY5nj0 the unsubbed]] version really get into the analysis of this {{Fanvid}}, one of the comments implying that Shizuha is DrivenToSuicide.

''[[http://www.mediafire.com/file/zimgzt1ng5y/VISIONNERZ_-_Maiden_Illusionary_Funeral_Before_and_After.zip Maiden Illusionary Funeral: Before and After]]'' and ''[[http://gallery.gensokyo.org/archive/VISIONNERZ_-_Maiden_Illusionary_Funeral_Phantasm_-Former_Part-.zip Maiden Illusionary Funeral: Phantasm]]'' by VISIONNERZ
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Prime32}}
* ''Pairing'': Yukari/Yuyuko
* ''Synopsis'': Long before the creation of the Great Hakurei Barrier, Yukari is a savage human-killing youkai hunted by the Saigyouji monks. But one of the Saigyouji is a little more hesitant - after all, she knows what it's like to be feared for your power...
* ''Comments:'' A prequel to ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'' that tries to explain a number of things like how Yuyuko died and why Yukari sleeps so much. Contains both {{Tear Jerker}}s and [[BadAss badassery]].

Various works by Nakatani:
* ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4366 Spectral Feelings]]'', ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4373 Tsukinaki]]'', ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/5412 Unfair Randomizer]]'', and ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3743 Melting Gensoukyo]]''.
* ''Recommended'' by Person With Many Aliases
* ''Synopsis'':
** ''Spectral Feelings'': (Yukari/Reimu) A jealous Yukari makes Reimu see only the color purple.
** ''Tsukinaki'': (Mokou/Keine) Mokou struggles with a weakening Spell Card, and Keine struggles with her mortality.
** ''Unfair Randomizer'': (Yukari/Ran) Yukari awakens from her hibernation and reflects on her first meeting with Ran.
** ''Melting Gensoukyo'': (Maribel/Renko. Platonic, [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship but I mean, really.]]) Maribel disappears, and Renko searches for her. Meanwhile, Yukari has an interesting conversation with Reimu.
* ''Comments'': Aside from the stellar artwork, of which ''Spectral Feelings'' makes extremely clever use of, Nakatani's great strength is also in characterization. The romances are genuine, yet awkward, with lots of reflection of what it means to be in love when you're immortal, apathetic, etc. It's thoughtful at the same time it's romantic. (These are only some, but not all of his doujinshi.)
[[/folder]]


[[folder: Shipping fics -- Written]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

''The Border of My Heart'' by Murraymints999.
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Ryusei}}
* ''Pairing'': Reimu/Yukari
* ''Synopsis'': Yukari, having a crush on Reimu, decides to pay her a visit one evening. After Reimu goes to bed after being hopelessly drunk, an event occurs that strains their relationship, with both desiring to repair it, but not fully realizing how.
* ''Comments'': An intelligently done fanfiction that can show how well done a trickster/lightning rod ship can be done. While there are a few humorous parts (Yukari practically losing brain function when seeing Reimu's sleeping face while Yukari's drunk comes to mind), there's a fair bit of drama. I can also visualize the characters performing some of the actions they do easily, as well as what they say. Aside from a few typos, I say it was pretty good.

''[[http://laburey.webs.com/ifwishesweredreams.htm If Wishes Were Dreams]]'' by Laburey
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Kalle}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Marisa/Alice
* ''Synopsis'': After a particularly nasty battle, Marisa decides that the only way to keep Alice from worrying over her is to become an immortal youkai. But what if her wish came at a much more serious price?
* ''Comments'': The ending to this story is particularly refreshing to see in a tidalwave of "BAD END" fanfics. The author, Laburey, states that she got the inspiration for this story through a doujinshi -- having read both, I can safely say that the expansion brings much more emotion to the situation.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6358135/1 Lucky]]'' by Arbutus
* Recommended by: Tropers/SoneAnna
* ''Pairings'': Kaguya/Mokou
* ''Synopsis'': Tewi's mischief has become an intolerable frustration, and Kaguya is forced by luck to discipline her little servant.
* ''Comments'': Has a good mix of fluff and humor. Poor, poor, Tewi. It also offers a pretty good excuse for why Mokou would be at Eientei and not ripping Kaguya's head off. Contains rampant yuri/yuri-subtext and such, but nothing explicit.

''[[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,4895.0.html Rising Star]]'' by Roukanken
* Recommended by Tropers/SakuraRurouni
* ''Pairing'': Shou/Nazrin
* ''Synopsis'': Shou backstory fic. The length of a short novel, Rising Star tells the story of Shou as she grows from a wild tiger into a youkai servant of Vaisravana, how she meets Nazrin and eventually comes to care deeply for her, and her fateful meeting with Byakuren, whose own backstory will change her own life forever.
* ''Comments'': This is a great piece of fiction. All the UFO characters save Nue are given detailed (and sometimes tragic) backstories of their own, explaining how they all came together. Shou's development as a person also cannot be missed; though listed as Shou/Nazrin, the story is less focused on shipping than it is on Shou's growth. It was also completed recently, so you can read it straight through without waiting for updates!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6892498/1/Yuukas_Love Yuuka’s Love]]'' by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2617073/WriterRoxas WriterRoxas]]''
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Vrock8}}
* ''Pairing'': Yuuka/Wriggle
* ''Synopsis'': Yuuka takes interest in the little intruder to her mansion. Despite being horrified and appalled at first, Wriggle finds out that something keeps drawing her back, again and again. Perhaps they really have something in common after all.
* ''Comments'': A realistic depiction of how a relationship with a sadistic and abusive Yuuka would go. Despite the premise, it never turns into a true DarkFic and is overall a nice and heartwarming story.

"[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6073340/1/Stepping_Sideways Stepping Sideways]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/779489/The_Hoppy The.Hoppy]]''
* Recommended by: Selryam
* ''Pairing'': Remilia/Sakuya
* ''Synopsis'': In which Remilia is bound by pride and Sakuya wishes to be bound by caution.
* ''Comments'': A serious look at the tense dynamic between the arrogant, inhuman mistress Remilia and the loyal, human servant Sakuya. Love is hard for these very different, strong characters. Short, and a fantastic read.

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[[http://edgeofperspective.net/wiki/Touhou_Edge_of_Perspective Edge of Perspective]]
Websites]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Nazeo}}
* ''Synopsis'': A roleplaying Wiki & IRC based on the ''Touhou'' Universe.
* ''Comments'': Touhou Edge of Perspective is no exception to the {{The Wiki Rule}} and roleplays are conducted in an IRC. The writers there put their hearts & souls into the roleplay and are always updating the wiki to reflect this. The roleplaying wiki itself has the denizens of Gensoukyou and Original Characters coexisting together. {{HeadCanon}} is used, but links to the official wiki makes sure it separate what is {{Canon}} and what is HeadCanon.
** You can find the server by setting it to irc.edgeofperspective.net and joining the channel #Gensoukyou_OOC. Or, by visiting the [[http://edgeofperspective.net/wiki/IRC_Guide IRC Guide]]. Or ask [[http://edgeofperspective.net/wiki/Touhou_Edge_of_Perspective:Administrators one of the admins]] to help you.

Tropers/KimikoMuffin's [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=index website]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Universalperson}}, Tropers/TakerFoxx, Tropers/{{Balmung}}, Tropers/{{Zudak}}
* Why wasn't this here yet? This website has a [[Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou Touhou fancomic]], a few fanfics, and numerous references to [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife this site]]. Note there is some shipping in his fanfic universe. I personally thinks its all great and well written.
** Tropers/TakerFoxx: Seconded. This series is nothing short of awesome. Now features a ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''-esque side-story featuring one of the most adorable OC's in recent history.

[[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/board,4.0.html Patchouli's Scarlet Library]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Moerin}}
* ''Synopsis'': The fanfic board of one of the main players in the western Touhou community.
* ''Comments'': Whilst there is the occasional fic of average or lower quality, most of the stuff here is pretty well written and entertaining. Not only that, but it has its own [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,4840.0.html index,]] making it easy to find the kind of story you're looking for.

[[http://rp.mokou.org/index.php Possibility of Interminable Reciprocity]]
* Recommended by Gamerofthegame, Tropers/{{Zemyla}}, Tropers/{{Sayonara}}
* ''Synopsis'': A Touhou Roleplay forum, with a close adherence to canon (not that there's much of it).
* ''Comments'': With a warm and friendly player base, and an exceptional quality of writing. Relatively small as Touhou RP groups go, but it's quality over quantity here. It's even got a themed name, too! Highly recommended for more serious and dedicated role-players/writers (that doesn't mean that your character has to be serious and dedicated - after all, it's Gensokyo).
** PoIR also has an associated IRC channel on the Darkmyst network. Visitors are welcome at any time! More information on that can be found [[http://irc.mokou.org/ here]]

[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Fiction_by_Tired/Warm Tired/Warm's Writing]]
* Recommended by Strychninepocky
* ''Synopsis'': A series of stories that seems very inspired by the previously mentioned bad ends threads. The first is ostensibly about coming to Gensokyo, meeting Yuuka, and life with her - but from then on out, things get... [[MindScrew Weird.]] Increasing amounts of CanonWelding and some weird dream(?) sequences abound.
* ''Comments'': These started out posted on [[ImageBoards Pooshlmer,]] where I've followed them for some time, but could never think of anything interesting to say - despite the author seeming pretty interested in feedback. The reason for that is because they start good and get better. The main focus is on Yuuka and the arrival in Gensokyo and their relations to the society of Gensokyo and possibly our world. However, many other Touhous get in on the party, and by the end of the first story we are introduced to some rather surprising UminekoNoNakuKoroNi guests who proceed to steal the spotlight, imo. Should that be spoilered? Worth a read if you want something a little different. New stuff is still posted, but with no definite schedule.

[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Fiction_found_on_imageboards#From_the_Touhou-Project_Imageboard Touhou Love Stories: The Bad Ends]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Zemyla}}, Tropers/{{Brickman}}
* A series of stories of love stories between you, the reader, and various Touhou characters. They're sometimes funny, sometimes heartwarming, and they all end badly. There are seven pages of them as well.
** Tropers/{{Brickman}}: If you're like me and have trouble getting into something if you know in advance it ends in death, don't worry. The endings range from "The entire thing led up to this" to "A logical conclusion of the story so far" to "a long, self-sufficient happy story followed by a short tragic story" to "a happy story followed by a nearly non-sequitor sentence or two of DiabolusExMachina", and that premise just leaves more room to surprise you with an ending besides the one you were expecting (though none subvert it entirely). The quality varies though, with the peak being the third thread. I'd recommend reading the whole first thread, the whole third thread after the first two stories, the very long Sakuya story from the fourth thread, and some or most of the second thread (mostly Aya, Kaguya, Kanako, Wriggle, Youmou and Marisa). In chronological order for best effect. A few of those, such as the third's Mokou and Reisen and the fourth's Sakuya, are truly stunning, and all are quite good. You can and should entirely skip the fifth thread; I haven't yet read the sixth.
** @/{{Specialist290}}: Seconding the Thread 4 Sakuya story. It's long, heartwarming, heartwrenching, depressing, macabre, and above all a good read. It's definitely my personal pick of the lot.
*** Warning, this story will make you absolutely hate Remilia. Even if you a normally a fan of her. Towards the end, she crosses the MoralEventHorizon with a speed that would make Aya jealous.

[[http://muck.touhouwiki.net/wiki/TouhouMUCK_Wiki TouhouMUCK]]
* Recommended by Gamerofthegame
* ''Synopsis'': A roleplay {{MUCK}} based in the ''Touhou'' Universe.
* ''Comments'': The player base isn't quite as large as another certain Touhou roleplaying place but Touhou MUCK offers a very similar bunch of pleasant people interested in Touhou and roleplaying. Additionally, Original characters can be created unlike the above example, though it is better received to take up one of the many already established characters and they go through a bit tighter application process.
** The MUCK also has its own Live journal page, where members are encouraged to put up the logs of the scenes. (The roleplaying) This can be found [[http://community.livejournal.com/touhoumuck here]].
* You can input the address (muck.kitsunet.net) and port (22069) into your favorite client to get there. Alternatively you can use the Telnet client, which is on most computers, and input this into your favorite browser's url: telnet://muck.kitsunet.net:22069 (And you can log in as a Guest for questions about the whole thing, too.)

[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Tohonifun Tohonifun]]
* Recommended by Gunpowder Wizard
* ''Synopsis'': His works usually takes the form of [[LetsYouAndHimFight X vs Y]].
* ''Comments'': This guy's specialty is epic fighting, and he does so with style; every fight is (except for maybe Sakuya vs Youmu) awesome and emotionally charged. Especially recommended is ''Yuka vs Yukari''. Also recommended is ''Title Unknown'', if only for the lulziness of it.

[[http://www.touhou-project.com Touhou-Project.com]]
* Recommended by Vodoka and Kchasm
* Imageboard that's home to many English ''Touhou'' fanfics. This in itself wouldn't be too interesting, but all of the stories on site are written in [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure choose your own adventure style]], except that instead of one going through the story alone, readers vote on next action that protagonist should take and discuss the story, so perhaps more fitting term would be InteractiveFiction. This whole deal has been going for some time, and by now the stories on the site cover almost every genre from SliceOfLife to murder mysteries. All of this with at least some kind of Touhou undertone.
** Bit of a background on this whole thing. The first story, Waking up in Gensokyo was started on 4chan's /jp/, but after it turning into too big of a bother and cluttering the board completely, the writer(and some other people) got banned and threads were deleted. After a day of consideration the story moved to [[http://www.touhou-project.com touhou-project.com]] with readers following it.
** Be warned that some of the threads contain NSFW scenes, as whenever they can the players tend to steer stories towards h-scenes. Fortunately outside the clearly labeled 18+ board any NSFW images will be spoilered behind a "NSFW" picture and textual NSFW content will mostly be short scenes that you'll be able to see coming a good ways off.

[[http://www.usuallydead.com/ Usually Dead's website]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Recon5}}, Tropers/TakerFoxx, Tropers/{{Jiven}}, Selryam
* Usually Dead's (see below) website, with some truly hilarious, touching or straight out [[YourHeadAsplode mind blowing]] insights into the FantasyKitchenSink that is Gensokyo. Also home to other outstanding ''Touhou'' fics and a lot of Yuyuko fanboyism in general. Strangely enough, the site is made all the more '''awesome''' by the latter.
** Tropers/KimikoMuffin: It's got ... fanboyism. Just about every story contrives to get at least one central character naked. It takes just about every single element of ''Touhou'' canon and runs the other way with it (to start with, ''nobody'' can fly in UD's Gensokyo except "the most powerful beings," and everyone speaks English), to the point that you might wonder why he didn't just make an original setting. But the ''important'' thing is, they are very well written.
** Tropers/TakerFoxx: While the fanboyism is very apparent and something toes the line toward MarySue levels, this is one of the rare cases of it actually working within the context of the story. And all things considered, this stands as one of the best Touhou fics you will find anywhere.
** Tropers/{{Xavic}}: Putting aside all the comedy and fanboyism, one powerful point made by Usually Dead is that he throws out some of the stories in a DarkFic format. They take the scary parts of living in a FantasyKitchenSink and push those limits UpToEleven, providing some absolutely horrifying and realistic takes or reinterpretations on what would really be happening in a place like Gensokyo if it weren't quite as cutesy. Being beautifully written pushes the point home on a mind-numbingly captivating and terrifyingly accurate site that showcases some of the best work ever seen.
** Selryam: Very interesting and creative take on the world and characters - there's a huge depth to both and pretty good writing to bring it out. The aforementioned flaws may be a turn-off for some, but the series is absolutely worth a look first.

[[http://www.walfas.org Walfas]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Universalperson}}
* While not explicitly ''Touhou'' related, this site is home to several ''Touhou'' flash movies, as well as create.swf, which lets you basically create your own ''Touhou'' pictures and/or comics. Also, DEATH BY YUYUKO!
** Tropers/{{Kalle}}: It should also be noted that [=KirbyM=], the sitemaster, was actually [[PromotedFanboy called upon to]] [[http://www.walfas.org/?p=624 provide the official English subtitles]] for Maikaze's {{Fanime}} project. How awesome is that?
** The daily flash [[strike:movies]] comics are the (varyingly LifeEmbellished, heavily ''Touhou'' referencing) JournalComic of [=KirbyM=] with the occasional differently themed flash.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1990476/WillieG_R Willie G.R.]]
* Recommended by PMiller1, Tropers/{{Kerreb17}}
* ''Synopsis'': A good Author who wrote ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5189079/1/1_Misplaced_Sukima Misplaced Sukima]]'' and its spin-off.
* ''Comments'': I've only read that 1st (and maybe a half of the 2nd) one and all the spin-off, I I have to say it [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Funny]] and [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome]] at the same time.
** Seconded. He has proven to be not only a prolific author (currently has 18 completed fics and 4 works in progress) but a proficient author. Most of the 'Sukima' series and it's spin-offs are entertaining and quite funny, not to mention easy to read. In contrast, some of his works such as ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6164251/1/The_Story_of_a_Past_Scarlet The Story of a Past Scarlet]]'' are much darker and emotional. His ability to play both the humorous and the morose is remarkable. The high level of his vocabulary, grammar, and characterizations continue to prove him to be a recommended author.
** Selryam: I completely disagree. The writing is so bad, I could only read half a chapter of ''Undying Gensokyo''. While I can't say anything about overall plot creativity, I wouldn't call his vocabulary, grammar, or characterizations anything above mediocre.

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[[FanficRecs/TouhouGeneralVisual General Fics -- - Visual Medium (doujins, comics, strips, etc.)]]
''Doujins and comics focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''

''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAdiiLLCqhM&feature=BFa&list=PLF0D6DE563A2AD217 Osana Reimu]]'' By [[http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/25951858 Joyfull]] Translated by ANDT01345.
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* Recommended by: Mirage, [=TracerK=]
* ''Synopsis'': A story from when Reimu Hakurei was still small, and the flesh eating youkai [[spoiler:Rumia]] was still big.
* ''Comments'': A video comic from Nico Nico Douga detailing Reimu's childhood and [[spoiler:Rumia]]'s pasts. Recently translated. Third video of sequel done, untranslated.
** Seconded oh-so much. Starts off with hilariously adorable everyday antics from tiny-Reimu[[spoiler:, Big-sis Rumia and the Hakurei Miko]] (plus tiny-Marisa!)... Until you hit 'round the end of episode 5. Word of warning - have tissues handy for episode 7. No, seriously. [[TearJerker It ]]''[[TearJerker will ]]''[[TearJerker punch you right in the heartgut.]]

The ''30'' series by Wi-Z GARAGE. Translated by Nietz, edited by Arsen and Arrata.
* Recommended by Tropers/AceOfScarabs and Sect
* Composed of two parts so far:
** ''[[http://shrinemaiden.pestermom.com/WiZ-Garage_-_30_-_First_Part.zip 30 (First Part)]]''
** ''[[http://gallery.gensokyo.org/archive/Wi-Z_GARAGE_-_30_Middle_Part.zip 30 (Middle Part)]]''
* ''Synopsis'': The girls of Gensokyo mix the plots of ''[[ThreeHundred 300]]'' and ''Mountain of Faith'', with Suwako providing commentary.
* ''Comments'': done by the same guy who made Cho-Marisa possible, it is incredibly well-drawn, and reinteprets many famous scenes in ''300'' with a ''Touhou'' twist. No, I won't spoil it for you, read it and see for yourself. Filled with lots of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome great]] moments.
** Sect: Now has ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' elements in it, thanks to Aya and Nitori. It's a pretty awesome and amusing series, though it's intense enough that readers can forget that [[ShowWithinAShow everything's scripted by Suwako]] (and that's not a spoiler, it's almost literally the first thing readers find out in the doujin).

''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Asatsuki_Dou Scarlet Devil]]'' and ''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Asatsuki_Dou Working at the SDM]]'' by Asatsuki Dou
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Kryptik}}, Acer, Cokerpilot, Tropers/{{Gearframe}}
* ''Synopsis'': The Scarlet Devil Mansion arrives in Gensoukyou, but who is this mysterious Scarlet Devil already stalking the lake?
* ''Comments'': While the identity of the "Scarlet Devil" might be obvious, I won't outright spoil it. The art is rougher than the later Asatsuki Dou works (due to being an earlier doujin and a web doujin, respectively), but is definitely a unique take on an origin story for a char that rarely gets one. This one plays with common character personalities a bit more than other Asatsuki Dou works, but definitely memorable, especially for fans of [[spoiler:a certain beleaguered gate guard]].

''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Asatsuki_Dou Happiness]]'' and ''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Asatsuki_Dou Happy End]]'' by Asatsuki Dou
* Recommended by Hylarn, Tropers/{{Kryptik}}
* ''Synopsis'': Koakuma is happy serving Patchouli, but...
* ''Comments'': Something of a work of genius in how depressing it manages to be, with a follow-up dealing with the consequences of the first part that's definitely worth reading as well.

''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Doyora A Bad End]]'' by Doyora
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Kalle}}, Tropers/{{Zentillion}}, Tropers/{{Vrock8}}
* ''Synopsis'': Following after the events of ''Imperishable Night'', Kaguya goes AxCrazy and wages war against Yukari for leadership over Gensokyo. Meanwhile, Marisa eats some [[MushroomSamba crazy mushrooms]] and accidentally destroys the Scarlet Devil Mansion.
* ''Comments'': This is one of the most ''hilarious'' things to come out of the Western ''Touhou'' fandom. While it does lean heavy on the [[MemeticMutation memes]] at points, it's still good for some crazy fun.
** Tropers/{{Zentillion}}: Seriously. It's great! RefugeInAudacity and RuleOfCool thrown into one great little comic
** Tropers/KimikoMuffin: This story is one of the most simultaneously grotesque and ludicrous ''Touhou'' stories I've ever seen. But that's part of what makes it awesome. There are reasons why I both love and hate Doyora, and this is one of them.
** @/JackMackerel: This is one of the dumbest, grimderpy, completely OOC things I've ever read. '''READ IT NOW IF YOU WANT TO LAUGH LIKE AN IDIOT THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH.''' Now with cannibalism!

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2360 A Bright Future]]'' by Uni Mate
* Recommended by: Ruki Motomiya, @/MistaSmegheneghan
* ''Synopsis'': A collection of stories around the world of Gensoukyou, primarily focused upon the cast of ''The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil''. It explores the relationships of all the characters, the first one and the one linked deals with Meiling taking Flandre out for a night of fun while Sakuya and Remilia are away. Links to the rest of the series can be found in the link above, though note that ''A Bright Future 3'' may be hard to navigate due to it's ChooseYourOwnAdventure style. You can also find ''Mountain of Faith'' based works in that link, set in the same universe by the same artist.
* ''Comments'': An odd series, with some interesting interpretations of character. Perhaps most notably, the interaction between Meiling and Flandre straddles a certain line of sweetness that makes it very pleasing to read. Some characters featured are downright bizzare, such as Cirno, and some may seem out of character, [[spoiler:Sakuya and Sanae]], though most of these are given an explanation. [[spoiler:The explanation of Sakuya's resolve and reasoning in ''A Bright Future 6'' is especially great.]] Probably not for everyone, but try it out and see if you like!

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1407 Chirei de]]'' by karaagetarou
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Tacitus}}, Extraintrovert, Shortcake, Mewseeker, Julyjack73, Tropers/{{Prime32}}
* ''Synopsis:'' A prequel to ''Subterranean Animism'', concerning the Satori sisters and their pets. Witness the light-hearted antics of Rin and Utsuho, before they could take human form... as well as Koishi's self-imposed exile, and Utsuho being placed on the road to disaster. The rest of the ''SA'' crew rounds out the cast, as does a certain pair of meddling goddesses.
* ''Comments:'' Yeah, this one has [[EmotionalTorque torque]]: a good mix of comedy and heart-warmers and drama and tear-jerkers, particularly since [[ForegoneConclusion we all know where the story's going]]. A warning: there are a few non-explicit [[HotSpringsEpisode hot springs scenes]] (though since it's on Danbooru, there's going to be worse in the banner ads). Also, don't be disuaded by the cutesy drawing style; it works surprisingly well with the (frequent) emotional scenes.

''[[http://www.ghostyuri.com/2009/10/touhou-project-doujin-because-cirno-chan-is-the-strongest-asatsuki-dou/ Because Cirno-chan is the Strongest]]'' by Asatsuki Dou,
* Recommended by Hylarn, Tropers/{{Andyzero}}, Tropers/{{Fawriel}}, Tropers/TakerFoxx
* ''Synopsis'': The story of how Cirno and Daiyousei met, and what came from that
* ''Comments'': Despite the people that translated it, it's only yuri if you really squint. It's a brilliant story with great art. The focus is primarily on underused characters, and it avoid most of the cliches associated with them without being jarringly different from the standard depictions. A great example of how to completely change one's perception of a character or two without straining existing characterization or suspension of disbelief.
** Tropers/TakerFoxx: This may be one of the best doujins I've ever read, with one CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming after another.
** Magic Laser: I would seriously disagree with this not being Yuri. There's nothing explicit but it's pretty heavy on themes of love, even if it's not "romantic" per se. In any case, it's a pretty good read, but the depictions of the characters (''especially'' Letty) is rather unconventional and may put off some readers. It depends on your tastes, really. But it's pretty heartwarming all told.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1336 Cirno Caught A Cold]]'' by Kakushiaji
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Chabal 2}}
* ''Synopsis'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cirno... catches a cold]]. Hilarity and/or BodyHorror ensues.
* ''Comments'': A very funny, but alas all too short, story.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/778 The End Of The Maiden's Illusion]]'' by Kamereon
* Recommended by: Tropers/MajorTom, Extraintrovert, Tropers/{{Deelles}}, Tropers/{{Gearframe}}
* ''Synopsis'': The shrine maiden Reimu passes away leaving her friends to reflect upon their lives together.
* ''Comments'': Be sure to read from beginning to end. It's incredibly depressing yet heartwarming the whole time. And it's got a killer ending.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1832 The Flower that Revolves with the Sun]]'' by yokochou
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Tacitus}}, Extraintrovert
* ''Synopsis'': There's another Yuuka about, and not because of a Dual Spark - a youkai that looks for all the world like a child-sized version of Yuuka Kazami has turned up in the Garden of the Sun, to the bafflement of its inhabitant and the rest of Gensoukyou. Everyone quickly takes a liking to this "Youka", but what's really going on here, and how long can it last?
* ''Comments'': Features one of the few [[OriginalCharacter OCs]] I've seen to be accepted as enthusiastically as [[Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou Masha]]. Also, if you're after pure {{WAFF}} then [[SnicketWarningLabel you may want to stop reading once the comic shifts to black-and-white]]. The first half of the comic contributes to Danbooru's [[MoeMoe Disgustingly Adorable]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heart-Warming]] pools, while the second tends towards the [[TearJerker Heart-Breaking]]. But if you're up for some EmotionalTorque, forge on.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1326 Gensoukyou Great Sports Day - 200 Yojana in a flash]]'' by nanaroku (fortress47), a.k.a. kuroneko1911a1.
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Andyzero}}, Selryam, Sparrowhawk
* ''Synopsis'': It began with an innocent question. "Just how fast is 200 Yojana in one second? (Protip: 2808x10 to the 5th power kilometers per hour aka really, really, ''really'' fast). It lead to an epic quest for Youmu to go from KidSamurai to {{Samurai}}; and there's more than one hand manipulating things to give her that challenge.
* ''Comments'': A fascinating look at character development; from diligent child to hero.
** Selryam: While the story has some truly impressive moments (especially the art), awkward pacing and sometimes questionable character development on Youmu's part bog the story down a little. I note these flaws because they stand out next to the other positive aspects; I still recommend reading it.
** Sparrowhawk: This could have been a very dull series from the premise alone, but the author seasons it with plenty of humour, more than a dash of fanservice, Regular SerialEscalation, and one instance of BeyondTheImpossible (see that page for details), making it a rather entertaining read. On the minus side, it's still ongoing so the ending is unknown as of now. On the plus side, that means there'll be more of it in the future.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/958 Gensoukyou Post-Office]]'' by Gensou Koumuten
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Tacitus}}, Extraintrovert, Tropers/{{Deelles}}, Shinji117
* ''Synopsis'': In an AlternateUniverse where Gensoukyou wasn't alone in its seal; youkai, humans and [[ShoutOut many, many other creatures]] live together in harmony, advancing civilisation to unprecedented levels. Amongst this, an elderly postman makes deliveries to other characters, while life happens around him.
* ''Comments'': Gensou Koumuten is a master of EmotionalTorque and character writing, and nearly every page possesses incredible power of [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments one sort]] or [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome another]]. It starts deceptively relaxed and [[SliceOfLife slice-of-lifey]], but just when you're lulled into complacency some drama happens and wrenches you in deep.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/5523 Alice and the City of Puppeteers]]'' by Gensou Koumuten
* Recommended by: Shinji117
* ' ''Synopsis'': Alice visits her old teacher's studio, after learning he has fallen sick with a deadly disease that needs a puppeteer magician to cure.
* ''Comments'': God damnit he's done it again. As normal, Gensou's work blends heartwarming moments with tear jerking moments, in a story that shows a wonderful mastery of emotions.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2202 Girl Of The Dusk]]'' by Gensou Koumuten
* Recommended by: Tropers/MajorTom, Tropers/{{Andyzero}}, Tropers/{{Deelles}}, Extraintrovert, Shinji117
* ''Synopsis'': Humans that can't have children often adopt child-like youkai, treating them as their own. One couple adopts Rumia and they live together peacefully for many years, but neither are aware of [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the darkness she carries within]]...
* ''Comments'': Gensou Koumuten's mastery of EmotionalTorque is nowhere more evident than here, beginning as a SliceOfLife short doujin with adorable Rumia and wonderful original characters, but swiftly escalates into probably the best depiction of EX-Rumia ever with tension thick enough to be carved.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3066 Days Woven with Illusion ~Tiny, Tiny Daiyousei]]'' by Gensou Koumuten
* Recommended by: Shinji117
* ''Synopsis'': Another story set in Gensou's Gensokyou, this has Daiyousei trying to save a nearly drowned dog and nearly drowning herself. Includes one OC and Keine.
* ''Comments'': Gensou plays the emotions of the reader like an instrument. As normal for his works, expect [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming smiles]], [[TearJerker tears]] and [[TearsOfJoy both]].

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2754 Days Woven From Illusion ~The Wind Charmer Shrine Maiden]]'' by Gensou Koumuten
* Recommended by: Shinji117
* ''Synopsis'': Set in Gensou Koumuten's Gensokyou, developments have lead to the development of the electric train. Unfortunately, this means the steam train is no longer needed. Sanae, having grown up with the old train, is torn.
* ''Comments'': Gensou Koumuten's done it again (making it five for five of his works recommended), and has made me care about a train. Many [[TearJerker sad]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] moments, in a doujin where a TRAIN is a prominent character. [[SandInMyEyes Damnit, Gesou...]]

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/729 The Iron of Yin and Yang]]'''s [[{{Doujinshi}} fancomic]] by Mr. Pavlov. [[AdaptationDistillation Based on]] the 46 episode (+extras) video series by hiro.
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Andyzero}}
* ''Synopsis'': There's a new visitor to Gensoukyou; not from Earth, but [[FinalFantasyXI Vana'diel]]. Buront the Elvaan [[strike: Paladin]] Knight is full of himself, is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, has a number of odd anachronistic quirks and an obsession with {{ninja}}, but is skilled enough to barely match his ego. [[TheOneGuy Other than one small difference]], he fits in fine.
* ''Comments'': I know, I know. A ''male'' Original Character in ''Touhou'' is blasphemy; but it's fun. Despite some shipping pictures out there in the ImageBoards, he hasn't been paired in anything translated as of yet. ManlyTears are shed with the scene with Alice and Shanghai. You'll know the one. [[Fanfic/TouhouTheIronOfYinAndYang Has its own page]].

''[[http://vnsharing.net/forum/showthread.php?t=228806 The King of Moriya]]'' by GIGAMEKA
* Recommended by: Person With Many Aliases
* ''Synopsis'': An origin story for Suwako and Kanako, set in the far past.
* ''Comments'': In four parts, with great art, characterization, {{Tear Jerker}}s, and SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments. PREPARE YOUR HEARTSTRINGS.
** Both Cokerpilot and Acer recommend this as well. It is one of the few stories that actually depicts Suwako as she would have been as an Ancient god in Japan both feared and loved at the same time. Also the minor curse gods are depicted wonderfully as well.
** Sagus also recommends this one. Although Suwako and Kanako have their personalities kinda swapped (with Kanako being the RedOni and Suwako the Blue), the story still works great, with their relationship being very well depicted. Suwako is also pretty badass here.
** Timeskipper also read it and appreciated it. It fits veeeery well with Suwako and Kanako's actions in canon in my opinion, and its take on the dynamics of their relationship is very interesting, since both Suwako and Kanako are complex characters, who can learn important things from each other. Frankly, it's my favorite take on their personalities.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2157 Koishi the Loving Gourmet]]'' by Haijindeath
* Recommended by Hylarn
* ''Synopsis'': Koishi goes around Gensoukyou eating food without people noticing. A pastiche of the manga ''The Lonely Gourmet'' by Jiro Taniguchi.
* ''Comments'': ...It doesn't really grow beyond that, but it is funny in an understated way, features good art, and is quite close to canon.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/678 Life of Maid]]'' by Colonel Aki
* Recommended by Pancake Mix, Tropers/{{Tacitus}}, Extraintrovert, Tropers/TakerFoxx, Tropers/{{Deelles}}, Tropers/{{Brickman}}, Selryam
* ''Synopsis'': A terrifyingly cute SliceOfLife look at Gensoukyou from the perspective of the Scarlet Devil Mansion, usually Sakuya, with many other characters making appearances.
* ''Comments'': Highlights include the artist's PuniPlush cutesy style, particularly the heart attack-inducing Chibi Yuyuko (seriously, she uses it as a weapon), character driven humor, and length, having passed the 300 comic mark. What little dialogue or text there is, being mostly silent with the action dictated by well-indicated gestures and expressions, has been helpfully provided by the Danbooru community. Now [[Webcomic/LifeOfMaid indexed on this site]].
** Tropers/{{Tacitus}}: If "hilarious chibi ''Touhou''" doesn't sound interesting, let me add that there is an Original Character, and she's a cow, and she is The Best Goddamned Cow Ever.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1017 Manga of My Memories of Playing Touhou]]'' by Shino
* Recommended by Tropers/SonicGTR, Tropers/{{Selryam}}, Tropers/{{Deelles}}, Extraintrovert, Tropers/{{Gearframe}}
* ''Synopsis'': A Doujinshi manga series by Shino-san, posted on her blog, recalling her first experiences playing the Windows-era ''Touhou'' games. Gradually changes to a [[SelfInsertFic self-insert]] representation [[DeepImmersionGaming of those experiences]]. [[LovableSexManiac Sexy]] HilarityEnsues.
* ''Comments'': Most definitely proof that the dreaded SelfInsertFic is [[TropesAreTools not inherently bad]].

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1368 Mamange]]'' by Kogama Shigeru
* Recommended by: @/MajorTom, Tropers/{{Kryptik}}, Selryam
* ''Synopsis:'' In an alternate universe of sorts this is the story of Reisen Inaba (the eponymous 'Mamange') raising the Eientei crew as her daughters.
* ''Comments:'' [[TastesLikeDiabetes Ridiculously adorable]] and loaded with copious amounts of [[TruthInTelevision truth.]] Later chapters feature guest appearances by other 'families' with similar character dynamic twists.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/754 Mistress' Home Party Epic Battle]]'' ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/940 The Young Mistress' Epic Homestay Battle]]'', and ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1799 Young Mistress' Big Homework Battle]]'' by Shino
* Recommended by: Extraintrovert, Tropers/SonicGTR, Tropers/{{Brickman}}, Tropers/{{Gearframe}}, Selryam
* ''Synopsis'': While there are other stories occurring simultaneously, these three works mostly follow the growing friendship between Flandre and [[strike:Moko-Moko Onii-chan]] Mokou and the situations in which they find themselves, from a party at the Scarlet Mansion to a disastrous playdate to Flandre's first day at school.
* ''Comments'': By the same author as the SelfInsertFic above, it continues Shino's skill at irreverence mixed with excellent character writing. Mostly delightfully funny and fluffy, the few serious moments are all the more powerful for their rarity.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1144 At The Moriya Shrine]]'' by Gensou Koumuten
* Recommended by: @/MajorTom
* ''Synopsis'': A view in the daily life at the Moriya Shrine.
* ''Comments'': Gensou Koumuten hits 3 for 3 in this largely silent doujin, proving that he still has what it takes to make an adorable and heartwarming SliceOfLife story set in the same AlternateUniverse.
** The art style is rather rough, though, and it's hard to see what's going on in some panels.

''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Morino_Hon Morino Hon's Omoito Series]]''
* Recommended by: DoubleTrouble
* ''Synopsis'': Alice's lesser known doll has started to gain some sentience! And when Marisa finds out...
* ''Comments'': This doujin is one of the rare ones focusing on Alice's dolls, and has an amazing plot for something so short.

The ''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/One_Night_Stand Advent Cirno]]'' series by One Night Stand (Yoshitaka Ushiki)
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Gunbazca}}, Hylarn, Tropers/{{Gearframe}}
* ''Synopsis'': Ever wonder what will happen if ''Touhou'' happened in the ''FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'' world? Well, this is what will happen.
* ''Comments'': This fic is one of the proofs that ''Touhou'' can mesh well into other settings and still appeal to people better acquainted to one of the two fandoms. A LighterAndSofter adaptation of ''FinalFantasyVII'' (although stylistically closer to ''AdventChildren''), it features our lovable Baka Cirno as Cloud, Meiling as Tifa, and Reisen as Vincent, but other characters play their AC-inspired universe roles too (most notably[[spoiler: Marisa as Yuffie, Yukari as Shinra's President, Ran & Chen as a duet of Turks (Reno & Rude ostensibly, but the characterization is a bit mixed), Letty as Zack, and... [[OneSceneWonder Reimu as Aerith]]]]), with a few characters donning original, more minor roles (Mystia sings at Meiling's bar, while Keine teaches the local school and [[spoiler:Mokou being Letty and Cirno's rival]]). This fic is also ''loaded to the brim'' with {{Shout Out}}s (in-joke or otherwise), to the point that the translators feel the need to do additional 1-2 pages just to explain them. It is also quite popular, to the point that characters from ''Advent Cirno'' are one of two sets of fan-made characters featured in Touhou Puppet Play/Touhoumon.
* ''Pairing(s)'': None on the main characters, although there are some [=MariAri=] later on.

''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Colorful_Cube Spring Snow and Flowery Winter]]'' by Colorful Cube
* Recommended by Tropers/PataHikari
* ''Synopsis'': Spring is coming. Sadly, for Cirno, that means Letty must leave.
* ''Comments'': [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Heartwarming]] [[TearJerker tears]] will be shed.

''Passion, For Your Sake'' by Jiroo
* Recommended by Magic Laser
* ''Synopsis'': Marisa has been having nightmares as a side effect of her magical research, and goes to Reimu to talk about them....
* ''Comments'': This is genuinely the most soul-crushingly depressing piece of visual fiction I have ever read. Period. Things start out bad and get much, much, ''much'' worse. By the time [[spoiler: Marisa attempts suicide]] you'll be bawling your eyes out. The author is a master of realistic depictions of depression, and if you're yourself depressed, you should probably not read this.
* Seconded. I actually happened to read [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/978494/absurdres-ahegao-alice_margatroid-animal_ears-arti another comic by the same artist]], which is a real life insert with him represented by Alice Margatroid, and is essentially a representation of his trip at Summer Comiket. After you've read it, the one you weep for is the artist. And his other unsorted comics were very nice too, in their own way.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/714 Tag Dream]]'' by dei shirou
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Andyzero}}
* ''Synopsis'': Yukari discovers the classic wrestling manga "{{Kinnikuman}}" and decides to host a tag-team wrestling tournament. The residents of Gensokyo begin to pair off and train.
* ''Comments'': What medium can possibly match the drama, battles, and lunatic characters in your average ''Touhou'' day? ProfessionalWrestling; oh yeah. Watch as Gensoukyou discovers the joys of Tag Teams, Special Moves, and HamToHamCombat through KayFabe.
** That said, be prepared for fight scenes that drag on so long they put DBZ to shame. And {{Stripperific}} outfits everywhere.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1740?page=1 Touhou Journal]]'' by Sora no Amagumo
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Tacitus}}
* ''Synopsis'': A [=4koma=] series centered around Reimu Hakurei, with a twist - [[TheVoiceless she doesn't have a single line of dialogue]]. This turns out to work out really well, with this incarnation of Reimu being hailed as one of the most adorable in all the fandom.
* ''Comments'': No epic action scenes or deep plot to be found here, just SliceOfLife stuff that may leave you with a lingering idiot grin.
** For extra [[TastesLikeDiabetes sugar]], any time Reimu interacts with another character who is silent. For whatever reason, other silent characters who meet her suddenly get along with her very well. And it's adorable.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1074 Touhou Adventure]]'' by pageratta
* Recommended by: @/MajorTom, Selryam
* ''Synopsis:'' The sukima monster has come to claim Gensokyo's youth! Will our band of brave heroes rise up to defeat it?
* ''Comments:'' Quite honestly one of the most '''''hilarious''''' RPGEpisode parodies on the Internet. [[spoiler: And yes Marisa wins the game at everyone else's expense again.]]

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/884 Touhou Battle Royale]]'' by pageratta
* Recommended by: @/MajorTom, Selryam
* ''Synopsis:'' A ''Touhou'' parody of ''Film/BattleRoyale''.
* ''Comments:'' Hilarious and loaded with all sorts of references [[spoiler: Reimu as [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]]]] that frankly a copy and pasted synopsis fails to do justice. If you value things funny, you must read this one.
** This should not be confused with the [[DespairEventHorizon much]], ''[[HeroicBSOD much]]'' [[TearJerker more depressing]] [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/ACID_CLUB_EAST Battle Royale]], where all the cast are forced to non-humourously kill each other off. This one is silly and funny, the other is...not.
** Selryam: Over-the-top expressions and great comedy. Pageratta is a personal favorite.

''[[http://thmahoudan.smackjeeves.com/ Touhou Mahoudan]]'', by [[http://mewarrow.deviantart.com/ mewarrow]]
* Recommended by the Tropers/AceOfScarabs.
* ''Synopsis'': A now-complete {{Webcomic}}, it focuses on Utsuho and quite a few of the ''Subterranean Animism'' characters, covering the events surrounding Utsuho's acquiring of her '''Ultimate Power''', with a MagicalGirl [[AffectionateParody twist]] to the Incident-resolving Heroine teams.
* ''Comments'': The artwork is passable by my standards, and the story has its fair share of light (Cirno and [[TheDitz Utsuho]] [[spoiler:using Yuka's spare clothes to ''[[TooDumbToLive play tic-tac-toe]]'']]) and dark moments ([[spoiler:The implications that [[CheerfulChild Rumia]] begins to remember [[EnfanteTerrible her history of trashing the previous collection of Incident resolvers]] as she removes her [[SealedEvilInACan sealing]] [[strike:ribbon]] [[SealedEvilInACan amulet]] more often]]), as well as pleasing interpretations of the girls of Gensokyo. Has lots of [[ShoutOut shouts out]] to the rest of the fandom. Contains a number of unresolved plotlines, presumably because Mewarrow may be planning to make a ''sequel'' to Mahoudan. [[http://thmahoudan.smackjeeves.com/comics/484735/cover/ Start reading from the beginning.]]

''[[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php?topic=1263.0 Touhou Mecha: Hell's Rising]]'' by [[http://graphyteronin.deviantart.com/ Graph]]
* Recommended by the Tropers/AceOfScarabs
* ''Synopsis'': A retelling of the events before and during ''Subterranean Animism'', with HumongousMecha, in webcomic form.
* ''Comments'': Currently in Chapter 2, this story is very, very interesting, and reminds me of a good ''{{Gundam}}'' story at times. [[LesYay Utsuho's fascinated by Sanae's armpit-exposing pose]]...
** Currently on hold due to another project he's working on [[http://dsd.pkmndestruction.net/forums/ here]]
** It's now going to be completed in Visual Novel form. It can be found [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,12338.0.html?PHPSESSID=s15k0fquon27nmdlbb1dbufrc6 here.]]

''VideoGame/TouhouMother'' by S, translated by vgperson
* Rcommended by Tropers/{{Universalperson}}, Tropers/{{Deelles}}, Selryam
* ''Synopsis'': Actually a fangame, and not a fanfic, this [[GameMaker RPG Maker 2000]] title [[CrossOver crosses over]] ''Touhou'' and ''[[VideoGame/EarthBound Mother]]'', with hilarious results.
* ''Comments'': I can't comment on this. It is incredibly awesome. It makes references and borrows elements from ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/MetalGear'', ''{{Pokemon}}'', numerous ''Touhou'' memes, [[EpilepticTree whatever happened to the Starmen]] and the [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome PC-98 characters]]. Best part? [[spoiler:Mima is the fourth playable character. And she is awesome]].
** Deelles : I really wasn't expecting that a game crossing ''Touhou'' and ''Mother'' was available, and in English to boot. What makes this game memorable and particularily recommended is that unlike most ''Touhou'' fangames, there is a good plot, in the veins of the ''Mother'' series, with its unique humor, BreakingTheFourthWall moments, various references, awesome music (in MIDI, mind you), gorgeous graphics (extremely ''Mother''-like) and weird enemies. The game is a bit hard, but it is without doubt a memorable experience that any Touhou and Mother fan should try.
** UPDATE: There's apparently a sequel in the works. There isn't much to go on right now, but the amount translated into English can be found [[http://vgboy.dabomstew.com/other/TouhouMotherReturn.txt here.]]
*** ANOTHER UPDATE: vgperson has started to post videos for the sequel, however he only has the beta and it only goes up to Chapter 5. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW5UtyLufkU&feature=channel_video_title Here's the first video.]]

''FanFic/TouhouTonari [[http://manga.animea.net/touhou-doujinshi-chapter-1-page-1.html Two by this side, three by the other side]]'' by Personal Color (Sakuraba Yuuki)
* Recommended by: Septette, Tropers/{{matteste}}, Selryam
* ''Synopsis:'' A story focused on Yuyuko, Youmu and Yukari, expanding on the events known from the game Perfect Cherry Blossom and their aftermath.
* ''Comments:'' A thought-provoking story of Yuyuko's back-story and her relationship with Yukari.

''TouhoumonNuzlockeChallenge'' by Leo Modesto
* Recommended by: raigakuren, Tropers/{{Brickman}}
* ''Synopsis:'' A twist on the (in)famous Nuzlocke Challenge but with Touhoumon.
* ''Comments:'' A hilarious and entertaining twist on Nuzlocke. Many references to the memes and fandom as well. [[spoiler: Reisen and Meiling are badass.]]
** Brickman: A good story even if you've never touched a Pokemon game in your life or even heard of a Nuzlocke comic, as the story requires no Pokemon foreknowledge except that he's playing with permadeath. Mixes comedy, drama and action well, both in the plot and the treatment of violence. The AnyoneCanDie adds a lot of suspense (though there's a few bits where you can tell from the approach that noone's going to die). Your favorites ''will'' die probably.

''Though the Wind Cries'' ([[http://www.mediafire.com/?yltoqyam1ny first volume]]) by [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Iyokan Iyokan]]
* Recommended by the Tropers/AceOfScarabs, Tropers/{{matteste}}
* '''Mature''' content rating warning
* ''Synopsis'': A ''very'' in-depth look at Suwako's backstory, and why Kanako ultimately let her stay in Moriya Shrine despite her defeat.
* ''Comments'': '''Amazing''' story, with powerful TearJerker and heartwarming content. This story really does a lot for the Moriya Shrine backstory, and adds depth to the relationship of the two Goddesses. The Mature Content warning is due to story elaborating exactly ''how'' the divine bloodline that resulted in Sanae's heritage came about. I wish to give Suwako hugs after reading this.
** TheBlankMage: The art is also very detailed, particularly in facial expressions, and fits the mood of the story incredibly well.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1990 Yakumo-ke]]'' by Mori no Hon
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Chabal2}}, Extraintrovert
* ''Synopsis:'' Ran and Yukari are both turned into children, and Chen [[PromotionToParent must take care of them until their powers return]]. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Comments:'' Worth reading for the sheer novelty, doubly so for the incredible levels of cute, quadruply so for [[spoiler:[[ActionMom Chen-mama getting serious]].]]

''Webcomic/HangInThereKogasasan'' By Mizuki Hitoshi ([[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2420 Link]])
* Recommended by {{@/Mandrke}}, Tropers/SonicGTR, Selryam
* ''Synopsis'': A story of the life and times of {{Doujin}}ka Mizuki Hitoshi, VideoGame/{{Touhou}}ified and slightly exaggerated.

''Elemental 8 [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3831 Part 1]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3835 Part 2]] and [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3984 Part 3]]'' By Kemonomichi
* Recommended by DocAstaroth and TwoGunAngel
* ''Synopsis'': A beautiful drawn story about Patchouli Knowledge and her familiar Koakuma dealing with a literal Bookworm in the Voile Library.
* ''Comments'': Kemonomichi's artwork is top-notch, and the spell card battle between Patchy and Marisa is not one to miss.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4038 The Flying Dutchman]]'' by Chihiro (Kemonomichi)
* Recommended by TwoGunAngel
* ''Synopsis:'' Another beautifully drawn story about Sakuya being drawn into the old tale of the Flying Dutchman and dealing with its undead crew as only Sakuya can.
* ''Comments:'' More beautifully-drawn work by Chihiro of Kemonomichi.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3761 So Tonight, I'll Overlook It]]'' By Tozawa
* Recommended by DocAstaroth
* ''Synopsis'': Something is strange with Sakuya's eyes recently. What could be the reason and what can the chief maid do against it?
* ''Comment'': Beautiful drawing. The atmosphere is somewhat dark, but not grim. The ending is quite heart-warming.
** Seconded, the drawing is surreal and stunningly beautiful, plus [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Meiling casually balancing on a fork]] has no price. See for yourself.

''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Sengoku_Gensokyo Sengoku Gensokyo]]'' By Coolier
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Mirrinus}}, Tropers/{{Brickman}}
* ''Synopsis'': Another well-made fangame, this time a conquest simulator RPG along the lines of SengokuRance (except family friendly). Reimu and Marisa are roped into Yukari's mysterious competition between the many factions of Gensokyo.
** A text-based Let's Play of this game, which more or less includes the game's script in its entirety, can be found [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9516642#post9516642 here.]]
* ''Comments'': Mirrinus: The game's story is pretty much a long visual novel, filled with character growth and discovery. Every Windows Touhou character up through POFV is represented, and are treated with dignity and tact. Dispersed throughout the game are dozens of great cutscenes exploring character depths, such as Alice's reasons for giving up her humanity, Reisen's guilt over deserting her lunar allies, Meiling's personal pride despite being ordered around by Sakuya, Medicine's growth under Yuka's tutelage, and much more. Make the right choices, and you'll even see the game question just what it means to be the infamous Hakurei shrine maiden.
** Brickman: Surprisingly good plot given its genre of videogame. At the very least, read through the Let's Play until the first army is defeated for the hilarious team 9 shenanigans.

''Udongein vs. Remilia'' by Imizu (Nitro Unknown)
* Recommended by TwoGunAngel, Selryam
* This doujin comes in three different parts, the first of which is unaccounted for:
** Udongein vs. Remilia (Part One)
** [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2591 Udongein vs. Remilia (Part Two)]]
** [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4129 Udongein vs. Remilia (Part Three)]]
* ''Synopsis'': On the selfish whims of Kaguya, Princess of Eientei, Reisen Udongein Inaba is sent to search for a certain book. Reisen gets her master Eirin involved and heads for the Scarlet Devil Mansion. After infiltrating the mansion, she meets up with Marisa, entrusts her as a guide, and arrives at the Great Library of Voile, where she obtains the book with the permission of Patchouli. Just when she thinks she's completed her mission in secret, however, she is discovered by the mistress of the mansion and her chief maid, and a battle of awesome proportions is about to commence...
* ''Comment'': Oh. My. God. If you have not seen Imizu's work, do yourself a favor and do so now. Imizu's artwork is incredibly detailed and beautiful, there are plenty of humorous elements throughout, and his battle scenes are incredible. Both Reisen and Remilia are nothing less than badass here, with Remilia in particular reaching [[{{Hellsing}} Alucard]] levels of awesome and being a very LargeHam.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4675 Youmu vs. Udongein]]'' by Imizu (Nitro Unknown)
* Recommended by: Recon5
* ''Synopsis'': Youmu gets a day off and decides to go shopping in the Human Village. She runs into Reisen and they fight over something. That's about all there is to it but ''it's more than enough''!
* ''Comment'': Another seminal work by the master of mindless awesome. This is another spectacularly choreographed ''long'' fight with '''eye-bleeding quality''' artwork (sharper and cleaner than in ''Udongein vs. Remilia but with arguably simpler shading) and copious quantities of GunPorn, along with several laugh-out-loud moments. Well worth your time, if only for the art!

''White Summer'' by Nightmare
* Recommended by Shinji117
* This comes in three parts: [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=manga&illust_id=19121469 first]], [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=manga&illust_id=19391431 second]] and [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=manga&illust_id=19723823 third]]
* ''Synopsis'': A Yuuka-focused comic that takes a less AxeCrazy portrayal of her, showing her interactions with an ordinary human.
* ''Comment'': Anyone who likes Yuuka/Yuka-focused works should read this. It's drawn rather well, the OC human is a well-written, and he has just enough quirks to make you have grown a little attached to him by the end, [[spoiler: which is what makes the last bit something of a TearJerker]]. My main complaint would be that it ends quite abruptely.

''Moriya Family Cosplay Theater'' by Adonmaru
* Recommended by Sparrowhawk
* This is a series of comics presented as [[FanVid Fan Vids]] by the mysterious and elusive Adonmaru (he doesn't even have a pixiv page).
* ''Caution'': No English translation exists. I'd do it myself, but my Japanese is half-baked at best.
* ''Rating'': YMMV on whether this is SFW. There's no nudity and no overtly sexual situations, but there are a couple of [[FuroScene Furo Scenes]] and characters occasionally wear swimsuits/revealing outfits.
* ''Synopsis'': The series consists of semi-self-contained comedic SliceOfLife stories which usually revolve around the Moriya Shrine gang. Various other characters appear, and occasionally guest-star.
* ''Comment'': This series is really popular on Nico Nico for a reason. Sanae's thoughtlessness is played for some utterly hilarious moments, usually at Kanako and Suwako's expense - meanwhile, Kanako as depicted here is absolutely, absolutely adorable while never being ''unrecognizably'' OOC. But of course, the three of them do genuinely love each other in the end... sort of (hint: whenever the series gets too heartwarming, expect a comedic MoodWhiplash). Oh, and the artwork, while sketchy, is quite lovely.
* ''Bonus'': Embarrassed Kanako in various cosplay outfits.
* Adonmaru's Nico Nico mylist can be found [[http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/12218825 here]], and contains all the videos.
* For those without Nico Nico accounts, the first in the series, "The Twilight Of The Gods", can be found on Youtube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyFtI7YTubg here]].

''Touhou Festival Report Manga Series'' by Warugaki
--> Parts [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2414 1]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3548 2]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3897 3]], [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4335 4]] and [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2176 Celebrating Making the Daily Ranking]].
* Recommended by Tropers/SonicGTR, Selryam
* ''Synopsys'': Follow the serendipitous misadventures of Warugaki, one of the Touhou fandom's best new artists, on his trips to Touhou doujinshi conventions with his doujin circle, Drill Secret Affair. However, instead of drawing himself, he uses Remilia Scarlet as his avatar and his friends as Yuuka, Aya, Nazrin, Ichirin, and [[HokutoNoKen Jagi]]. ''Celebrating Making the Daily Ranking'' is included because it is more or less the same thing but having to do with Pixiv.
* ''Comments'': Warugaki is a mind-blowingly versatile artist. While his personal style is up there with the rest of the best, he pulls off numerous ''other artists''' styles with aplomb -- using nothing more than a pen, by his own admission. If you're reading on the 'booru, try clicking on the artists' names in the TL notes or searching for them, and prepare to be ''amazed''. He's also extremely humble and much of the humor in his signature series comes from self-depreciation, even compared to other doujinka.

''[[http://hijiribe.donmai.us/pool/show/4577 Fairy Ring]]'' by Sixten
* Recommended by: @/MajorTom
* Synopsis: A children's book story about Cirno and Suwako forging '''''the strongest''''' bond of all: Friendship.
* Comments: A delightfully refreshing take on the whole Suwako vs Cirno "conflict". Miracles abound and heartstrings will be tugged gently in the right ways.

''[[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=finnish+touhou Kuvalauta / Apokalauta Touhou 4-koma strips]]''[[hottip:*:see also pool 1754 on Danbooru ('''NSFW''' ads there, as usual)]] by Setz
* Recommended by: @/DraculaOnABike, @/{{Kalle}}
* ''Synopsis'': A {{yonkoma}} GagSeries originating from Finnish imageboards, featuring puns, references to Internet memes (not only fandom-specific ones), running gags, sight gags, and amusing character interactions.
* ''Comments'': The drawing style on these [[ArtEvolution improves considerably]] over time (particularly in regard to the coloring), yet maintains a highly distinctive style throughout. Some memorable gags include Marisa {{troll}}ing the Prismriver Sisters with an IconicSongRequest, Rinnosuke's bird feeder causing FurryConfusion, Marisa accidentally encountering PockyAndRocky (and an amusing CallBack in a later strip with PC-98 Reimu and Mamizou Futatsuiwa in place of those two), the emblem on Yuyuko's hat changing into various {{Sega}}-related things from one panel to another[[note]]because the canonical one, an orange spiral, resembles the [[SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] logo[[/note]], Cirno being punished by being turned into Fairy Liquid[[note]]an English brand of dishwashing liquid[[/note]] or Keiju (which means "fairy") margarine, and Remilia making a prank call to a quiz show hosted by Sakuya and pushing her ({{fanon}}) BerserkButton[[note]]referencing both the fandom's "padding" meme and an actual prank call incident popularized by Youtube[[/note]]. It's also notable for popularizing "Sirkku" as a FanNickname for Cirno.
** @/{{Kalle}}: These strips are so surreal, it's hilarious. Plus, you can learn a bit about Finnish humor and wordplay by looking at the translations!

''[[http://hijiribe.donmai.us/pool/show/5073 Gensokyo USA]]'' by drsunshine
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Gunbazca}}
* ''Synopsis'': Imagine Gensokyo. Then imagine that it's not located in Japan, but in the United States (ostensibly the Pacific Northwest), with all of its implications. Then you have this comic series.
* ''Warning'': Very, very LoveItOrHateIt. The art is rough, and has that unpolished webcomic-y feel. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking There are NSFW ads.]]
* ''Comments'': What can i say? This is a very, very [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing work]]. The work, which originated in SomethingAwful, transplants Touhou characters into an [[{{Eagleland}} all-American]] setting and plays it around to make it work. Here's a rundown of the characters:[[spoiler: Reimu studies Liberal Arts and drives a Prius. Sanae is a Jew and spoke YiddishAsASecondLanguage. Marisa works in her family's diner and drove a Humvee around generally acting {{Jerkass}}. Alice is a Mormon CrazyCatLady. Both Remilia and Yukari are [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Corporate Executives]] (with Sakuya and Ran being friends, despite working to opposite sides). And the best part? Aya is a [[{{Transmetropolitan}} Spider Jerusalem]] {{Expy}}.]]

''[[http://www.donmai.us/pool/show/2743 Miracle China Day]]'' by tima
* Recommended by: Gearframe
* ''Synopsis'': A comedic day in the life of a humble gate guard after she eats a strange mushroom.
* ''Comments'': It's a rather short doujin that could easily be read as a pass time. Well drawn and comical, this doujin is a good way to get in a few laughs during your day.

''Gensou Liar Game'' by Ponjiyuusu (shino)
* [[http://gallery.gensokyo.org/archive/PONJIYUUSUU_-_Gensou_Liar_Game_I.zip Part 1]]
* [[http://gallery.gensokyo.org/archive/PONJIYUUSUU_-_Gensou_Liar_Game_II.zip Part 2]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Gearframe}}
* ''Synopsis'': From the person who brought us ''Manga of My Memories of Playing Touhou'' and ''Mistress' Home Party Epic Battle''. Hell is at risk of going into bankruptcy and everyone's favourite Enma tries to throw the girls of Gensokyo into the LiarGame. The story's atmosphere is rather serious, but it retains that Touhou charm.
* ''Comments'': Sadly, there are only two parts I could find, but it's still worth a read. It'd be greatly appreciated if someone could help me find the third part.

''Omoito'' by Mori no Hon
* ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2727 Omoito Eins]]'', ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3628 Zwei]]'', ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4264 Drei]]'', ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/5129 Vier.]]''
* Recommended by: Person With Many Aliases, Kwsn
* ''Synopsis'':
** ''Eins'': Marisa finds out that Hourai isn't just an ordinary doll...
** ''Zwei'': As winter closes in, a certain anonymous friend struggles to make the best gift for Alice...
** ''Drei'': Things seem to be normal, until Yuuka sends a certain someone to Alice's household, causing the fragile house of cards to collapse...
** ''Vier'': In a grand finale, Alice sets out to right things once and for all, and remember what "Friendship" means...
* ''Comments'': What begins as a charming comedy surrounding Alice's household becomes an emotional tale full of epic battles, heart wrenching drama and [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking really cute new costume adaptations.]] Superbly drawn, hard hitting by the second half, and having a little something for everyone in this adventure.
** Seconded. Part of what sets it apart from the rest of the "living doll" stories involving Alice is that Hourai (usually Alice's "second choice" doll if she were to pick one) is the focus here, not Shanghai (the "first choice") as it normally is.
** Yes, it's actually good to see a story centering around Hourai. Plus, Morino Hon's drawing is something really, ''really'' spectacular.

''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEnA3HwI2V4 Kamen Rider Decade VS Touhou Project]]'' by 投稿者:矢太倉 さん (I can't give a proper translation)
* Recommended by: Keimarios
* ''Synopsis'': During his travels Decade stumbles upon the magical land of Gensokyo after an encounter with the Youkai of Boundaries, Yukari Yakumo. Unsure of his purpose in this magical world he sets off to explore. Somehow in the process he undergoes a GenderBender. With new friends, enemies and powers what will happen to Kamen Rider Decade?
* ''Comments'': The link to Website/{{Youtube}} provides a link to the original poster on niconico douga. The premise looks quite enticing and the artwork has got a webcomic feel to it. Unfortunately this work has not been translated, but the visuals give a good grasp of the situation and awesome fight scenes.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4959 A "Meiling and Reisen Fight It Out" Manga]]'' by wasabi shoujo (a.k.a. mo38mo)
* Recommended by Two Gun Angel
* ''Synopsis'': Reisen's PTSD from the Lunar Wars drives her over the edge, and Meiling has to stop her before she goes omnicidal.
* ''Comments'': Worth the read for wasabi shoujo's awesomely {{Badass}} Meiling, an utter {{Determinator}} who will stop at nothing to bring her friend around.

Works by Nakatani:
''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4166 Luminous Butterfly]]'',
''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3945 And To Call Your Name]]''
* Recommended by Person With Many Aliases
* ''Synopsis'':
** ''Luminous Butterfly:'' ''"Yukari... like to do things that feel good. I want to eat delicious food, learn new things, and look at pretty things. When these cherry blossoms bloom, that feeling becomes even stronger. Aah.... I'd like to ask the one under the Saigyou Ayakashi. Does it feel good to die?"''
** ''And To Call Your Name:'' Fujiwara no Mokou finds herself talking to Hieda no Akyuu, and ponder the limit of their memories.
* ''Comments'': It's hard to encapsulate these works, which are shorter and much more vague compare to his romantic doujins. All the same, the art is amazing, the characters feel mysterious again, and the works are so introspective on the psychology of the Gensokyo denizens.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:
[[FanficRecs/TouhouGeneralWritten General Fics -- - Written]]
''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''

''[[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/123033.html A Wizard Is You]]'' by Demetrious
--> [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/124226.html#124226 Thread 2]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/124917.html#124917 Thread 3]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/125518.html#125518 Thread 4]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/126187.html#126187 Thread 5]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/126955.html#126955 Thread 6]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/127594.html#127594 Thread 7]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/th/res/128755.html#128755 Thread 8]], etc... (the next Thread link is provided at the end of each Thread).
--> [[http://www.mediafire.com/?zqb79dc5271gcl1 Archive of threads 1-16]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Shockz}}, @/{{Jiven}}, Shinji117
* ''Synopsis'': "One morning you abruptly appear in Gensokyo, 357 feet above the ground, along with half of a flaming airship, the better part of a clock tower, three wyverns, four giant eagles and a gigantic red dragon." So begins A Wizard Is You, a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure story featuring a high-level DungeonsAndDragons wizard with far more spells than common sense as its protagonist. Thankfully(?), he's landed in one of the few places in the Planes where the average resident has even less common sense than him, and he ends up making fast friends with a local were-hakutaku and her ice fairy student. Now, if only he could figure out how the hell to get home...
* ''Comments'': Shockz: One of the funniest stories I've ever read. No, not one of the funniest Touhou fanfics. Not one of the funniest fanfics. One of the funniest ''stories''. Half the fun is seeing--and helping to decide!--what Wizardnon (the unnamed protagonist) will do next. The other half is seeing the inevitable fallout from his often less-than-wise decisions. Oddly enough, despite (or perhaps because of) Wizardnon's CrazyAwesome tendencies, most characters are written as being surprisingly down-to-earth. Even Cirno.
** Jiven: recommended, althrough Keine seems a little... blank, out of character, passive ? There isn't always a link to the next thread before Thread 8. Threads 6 and 7 are missing.
*** Shinji117: recommended, and added the links to 6 and 7. Also, consistently awesome, subtle [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]], for example the [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Walking Chest]], [[TheNightmareBeforeChristmas “How dare you treat my friend so shamefully!”]] and the fantasy version of the famous, famous Film/BladeRunner quote: "[I have seen] flaming ballista bolts burning through the dark near Tyrce. Githyanki airships on fire near the ramparts of the Citadel."

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6316842/1/Alices_Glorious_Homestead_Defense Alice's Glorious Homestead Defense]]'' by X to the Zoltan
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Selryam}}, @/{{Jiven}}, Tropers/{{Vrock8}}
* ''Synopsis'': A look into Alice's mind and life when she has to put up with playing hostess to Marisa for a day.
* ''Comments'': An ''excellent'' fanfic that really captures the essence of the characters (if such a thing is possible in this fandom). Exciting and creative, with very nice characterization.

''[[http://www.touhou-project.com/forest/res/6162.html Gensokyoland Saga]]'' by Norseman
* Recommended by Chronopolize
* ''Synopsis'': Having been unwillingly transported to Gensokyo, our warrior-bard Viking weaves both his weapons and his words as he embarks on an great quest seeking his revenge against Yukari.
* ''Comments'': The author uses Norse mythology and poetry more deeply than seems possible, to great effect. As the epic swings into full gear, the decisions are both meaningful and difficult. To their credit, the audience rises up to the challenge; the speculation and theory-craft is almost as engaging as the story itself.
* ''Note'': Here is the full [[http://www.touhou-project.com/storylist.php?title=Gensokyoland+Saga&author=&board Chapter List]].

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6599809/1/Average_Joe_in_Bullet_Hell Average Joe in Bullet Hell]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1324149/Magnificent_Sasquatch Magnificent Sasquatch]]
* Recommended by Tropers/FlashOfSonic, Tropers/{{Kerreb17}}, NightmareSyndrom
* ''Synopsis'': Follow the misadventures of a shameless semi-self-insert as he attempts to make heads or tails of this new crazy world and its even crazier inhabitants! There is fantabulous adventure to be had! (From author's fanfiction.net description)
* ''Comments'': After being pulled into Gensokyo by a strange woman floating outside the window of his apartment in Tucson, Arizona (guess who) and getting his bearings, Ryan Randa is instructed in the ways of this new world and steadily grows in his abilities. This story contains its fair share of funny moments, serious moments, plot, character development, and awesome fight scenes. It's well worth a read, and it's still being written, so there's more to look forward to as well. [[Fanfic/AverageJoeInBulletHell Has a tropes page.]]
** Seconded. I cannot even begin to recount the number of moments that made me pelt my screen with water danmaku. This is a very entertaining read, with (as noted above) interesting plot topics, respectable character development, and above-average fight sequences. Throw in some pop-culture references and you have a wonderfully 'hip' story that's sure to make your day that much more exciting!

''FanFic/DolphinRiderKoishi'' by Roukanken
* Recommended by: [=GuyYouMetOnline=], {{@/banjo2E}}, {{@/Prime32}}
* ''Synopsis'': An AU story staring Koishi as a dolphin-riding MagicalGirl.
* ''Comments'': This, plainly and simply, is how you do an AU fic. the story is set in 'Gensouto', a modern-day city in the outside world. Almost everyone there is magical in some way, but only a very few people are aware of it. Many different characters have both major and minor roles, and the interpretations have a tendency to fit the characters perfectly while at the same time being not really what you were expecting (I love this story's interpretation of Tewi). There's some heavy emotional stuff and some lighthearted stuff, and it all fits together extremely well. It's a bit heavy on the cliches, but then, it ''is'' a MagicalGirl story. Plus, the writing is simply excellent. Whether you're into MagicalGirl stuff or, like me, not so interested in it, this is still well worth reading.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5037246/1/Human_of_the_Other_Side Human of the Other Side]]'' by Heraklinios
* Recommended by kiriakoen
* ''Synopsis'': A normal male human arrives to Gensokyo. At the beggining, it seems like a regular self-insert, but avoids being a Marty Stu by being almost automatically hated by everyone. Plus, he's really unlucky and tends to [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] a lot, making him likeable. He manages to get their trust with time, but still behaves like a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold jerk]]. After some chapters, it starts getting influences from ''ShinMegamiTensei''.
* ''Comments'': A slow start, but it is still a good read after all. TheReveal after some episodes is confusing (well, it is LouisCypher that tells him) but it gives it a strange charm...even though it's creepy and funny at the same time.

''FanFic/ImperfectMetamorphosis'' by Tropers/TakerFoxx
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Makuta9999}}, Extraintrovert, Guy You Met Online, Tropers/{{Zudak}}, Tropers/{{Jiven}}, Tropers/RenaTheArchmage
* ''Synopsis'': It's the first day of spring, and Cirno and her friends are once again up to no good! But after stealing a strange box from Marisa's house, they soon find themselves over their heads as they discover some things are meant to remain locked up.
* ''Comments'': In the words of the author on the original site it was put up, 'Team nine fucks up. Hilarity Ensues.' Includes severe MoodWhiplash at the end of the first chapter, and by the end of the third it goes into DarkFic territory, though with the occasional funny moment. It also uses the unused character from ''[=EoSD=]'', but not in the way that you might originally think.
** Sect: Now has a sidestory featuring Kaguya and Mokou [[spoiler:as they navigate a dream world]].
** Thirding the rec. This story is excellent, although it should be noted that this is not a comedic fic. Not that I'm complaining, since it's easily the best fanfic I've ever read. In particular, the characters are all portrayed extremely well, especially [[spoiler:Rin]], who happens to be the second fictional character ever that I've truly cared about. My only complaint so far is [[spoiler:the unambiguous evil of Ex-Rumia, especially since without her there'd be no true 'bad guy' in the story. It's clear who the protagonists are, but aside from Ex-Rumia, there's no clear villian (although Yukari's starting to come close),]] but even that works all right, and I have no other complaints. I highly recommend this fic; just don't go in expecting much lighthearted fun.
** Lunaoh: Fourthed. This is by far one of the best ''Touhou'' fics out there. The prose and characterization are highly enjoyable and the plot is great too. My only complaint is that there isn't enough of it: every chapter leaves me waiting for more.
** An amazing interpretation and my personal favorite. The author has decided to employ a few common fanon characterizations that normally irk me rather badly, but gets away with it because every single character is so goddamn well-written. The atmosphere is definitely on the darker side of things but the tone is not too unbearably bleak and there's always an undercurrent of hope and humor. Highly recommended.
** This is, without a doubt, one of the best things of its genre I've ever read, Touhou or otherwise. The characters and relationships develop very naturally, and Taker takes his sweet time letting it all unfold. Though the story isn't filled with action-packed, epic chapters throughout, the early chapters do much to hook the reader in, sinking its claws in and compelling them to read through the long haul. Even in its quieter moments, the story is rife with [[GambitIndex gambit after gambit]] several new or forgotten-about characters, and... well... Read for yourself. Words fail me when describing a story of this caliber. -Tropers/RenaTheARchmage
** I found it to be untrue to the spirit of the Touhou series in general. Everyone knows that they resolve disputes through danmaku, danmaku! Not through arguing, emotional tension and slapping each other! The fic is just far too dark for me, especially since Touhou mostly lacks real villains as a whole.
** [[Tropers/Timeskipper This troper]] also read it out of curiosity, and got hooked up immediately. As I like to put it, the TakerFoxx brand can be identified from miles away, and it's always fresh and enticing. The characterisation is probably one of the best I've ever seen, and the plot is convoluted but not at the point where it's impossible to keep track of it, and, last but not the least, TakerFoxx has the rare skill of knowing when the story is becoming TOO dark, and so far he's always managed to balance the darkness and the despair with humor and hope. In short, IM lacks nothing a real novel should have. While there 'are' a few things that tick me off [[spoiler:(Yukari has been so far a VERY dislikeable character, and her characterisation seems a bit... off to me, plus I don't like the idea of her being some sort of authority in Gensokyo, creating a police force or putting people in important positions)]], they are actually very few and easy to overlook. I definitely advise everyone, even those not familiar with Touhou like myself, to read it. Oh, and have I forgot to mention that I totally loved Rin Satsuki and felt sorry for her tragic past and shitty present?

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7290175/1/ I Negative Bullet]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3157908/SorrowfulReincarnation Sorrowful Reincarnation]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Patcheresu}}
* ''Synopsis'': Awaking without memories,neither of who he is or what he is, a youkai tries to find his lost past in the land he awoke in.Doomed to be a walking enigma,he roams Gensokyo for his past, present, future and purpose...
* ''Comments'': A youkai with a power as vague as Yukari appears, long ago corrupted by an ancient style of life called The Path Of Nihilism. It starts at the beginning of the Windows series of games and despite the short chapters, is quite a long read despite being up for 2 months. The author shows talent and power for writing scenarios and adding onto characters. Cirno is not depicted as a bundle of mass stupidity, and merely acts headstrong and silly. Beneath the guise, however, is a tactical fighter with sharp skills and sharper ice. Reimu is now a master of sealing, and several other characters are given massive powerups that stay true to the canon personalities. -Patch

''[[http://www.usuallydead.com/stories/storiesnav.html Touhou Ibunshu]]'' by Usually Dead
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Kalle}}, Tropers/RenaTheArchmage, Extraintrovert, Tropers/{{Selryam}}
* ''Synopsis'': A collection of stories, including retellings of the games (from ''[=tEoSD=]'' to ''[=IaMP=]'') and side-stories, told from differing points of view as the writer slowly exposes the reader to an AlternateUniverse Gensoukyou.
* ''Comments'': Wonderfully well-written throughout, with excellent fighting scenes, a fair bit of violence (that never crosses over into {{Gorn}} territory, thankfully enough) and some of the most emotional scenes that really, ''really'' would not be out of place in the games themselves. It's a DarkFic, but that doesn't prevent a lot of EarnYourHappyEnding. [[FanFic/TouhouIbunshu Has a tropes page.]]
** Recon: A bit of a warning, though. The author himself admits that his portrayal of one particular character is a bit of a AuthorTract, but in my opinion the quality of the work is not compromised.
** That... was absolutely beautiful. [[Tropers/RenaTheArchmage I]] was on the verge of tears when I finished... Although now I can't stop seeing the characters in a whole new light. At least half the characters were given chilling new ways of looking at them.

''[[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,183.0.html?PHPSESSID=737940ac1688b47ccc1e7860bf9efe12 The White Rose of Chireiden]]'', by Tropers/SakuraRurouni
* Recommended by the Tropers/{{Nolrai}}.
* ''Synopsis'': The Ancient City being recast as an rebellious former client state of Makai. It tells the story of Makai's failed attempt at reconquest and the after affects.
* ''Comments'': Think ''Touhou'' meets Machevielli's ''The Prince''. In the authors words "Now, REHASH TIME! But first, I shall advertise. Allow me to use the worst of it to advertise this story: THIS FICTION FEATURES KOISHI SPEAKING ITALIAN AND ORIN WITH A HEAVY YIDDISH ACCENT. OH NOES!" The world building and characterization in this fic is magnificent.

The ''Shrine of Gensokyo'' series by wrathie.
* Recommended by Tropers/{{slain}}, totlmstr
* Composed of three parts:
** [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php?topic=279.0 Shrine of Gensokyo: Prologue]]
** [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php?topic=236.0 Shrine of Gensokyo]]
** [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php?topic=362.0 The Miracles of Gensokyo]]
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5125582/1/ Completed version (Fanfiction.net)]] (His page on there also has a tie-in.)
* ''Synopsis'': Reimu has left Gensokyo, leaving behind her memories. Now, as an adult, she must return, and not only face off with her own past, but the consequences of leaving the youkai and humans of Gensokyo without the Hakurei maiden for so long.
* ''Comments'': It's one of the few fanfics that actually goes into the "shrine" part of "shrine maiden," and Reimu herself has practically taken a whole 180 from what she is generally depicted as in fiction. Just going into the main story, late in the game, [[spoiler:there's a huge battle between most of Gensokyo and the machinations of a certain [[RealityWarper Yukari Yakumo]] that is a gigantically epic scale]]. If anything, though, I recommend it solely on the basis that it's just plain ''awesome'' (if slightly hard to read due to the formatting), and cuts almost everyone in a different light. Sadly, it's still not complete yet, but with the amount of CrowningMomentOfAwesome moments flying around, I'm not complaining. Hell, even [[SuperpoweredEvilSide EX-Rumia]] joins in on the fun. IIRC, both the prequel and sequel are in progress.
** totlmstr: Seconded. Reimu holds her light to the "shrine maiden" actions, but it's well worth a read as an AU-like atmosphere. The idea behind the fic is whether Reimu should ''act'' like a proper shrine maiden, but it gets to where [[spoiler:Reimu becomes self-sacrificial during the middle of heated battles, like those with Yakumo and Remilia]] while her shouting out ThePowerOfLove during these battles. Moments in the spotlight for the other characters, like Sanae and Hong Meiling, are very well done in this fic.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6046989/1/Touhou_Chronicles Touhou Chronicles]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2393814/Etherdrone Etherdrone]]
* Recommended by NightmareSyndrom
* ''Synopsis'': Actual Summary: A newcomer arrives at Gensokyo after a great battle. Damaged, with low reserves of power, he tries to find his place within this strange, new world he has been introduced to.
* ''Comments'': An enjoyable read once you get used to the authers unique writing style. It is probably one the best OC center stories I have ever read.

''[[http://einhalden.deviantart.com/#/d2bo1qe The Gold, Blue, and Red-White]]'' by Einhalden
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Cirno}}
* ''Synopsis'': An "origin story" of Gensoukyou - why it was separated from the rest of the world and by whom.
* ''Comments'': The barest synopsis I can give without thoroughly spoiling it. The story has a very natural flow. Tt runs an impressive emotional gamut, from loneliness to heartwarming, and the action moves from calmness all the way up to epicness and back.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6543360/1/Unparalleled_Ayakashi_Incident Unparalleled Ayakashi Incident]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2140770/Xavic Xavic]]
* Recomended by Tropers/{{Bstarman}}
* ''Synopsis'': A centuries-old evil is stirring, and Yukari is worried about the poison it's beginning to spread. When a teenager with no memory is thrust onto the front lines, how will he fight it?
* ''Comments'': A great story, but be warned, this fanfic may invoke feelings of hatred and indigence that may force you away from the screen for a while. A nice story, but turns a bit dark in the later chapters, [[spoiler: Especially when the demon of the Ayakashi '''corrupts, body and soul, Mystia, Wriggle, Rumia, Tenshi, Cirno, Yamame, and Medicine.]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6293279/1/Exciting_Investigation_of_Eastern_Mysteries Exciting Investigation of Eastern Mysteries]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/131405/Nathan_Huss Nathan Huss]]
* Recommended by 71TheRoman
* ''Crossover with'': ''TheMelancholyofHaruhiSuzumiya''
* ''Synopsis'': The SOS Brigade makes a field trip to a remote Shinto shrine said to be haunted by mysterious spirits. Upon arrival, they discover too late the shrine has been abandoned, and Haruhi nearly blows a fuse at the seemingly wasted time until the bizarre disappearance of Koizumi grabs everyone’s attention. Add to this two college students suddenly showing up, talking about a dream world called “Gensokyo”…
* ''Comments'': Rewriting this section because my last effort at showcasing this underrated chestnut came off as desperate and preachy, two qualities I dislike. Instead, I’ll keep it short by saying that it amazes me how the author can so causally and effectively take two seemingly incompatible franchises and merge them in a way that makes perfect sense. The Brigade crew behave as they do in their own story, and the Gensokyo denizens are written smartly and with character. It may be shorter than other nominations, but don’t let that act as a dissuading factor.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7109325/1/Undying_Gensokyo Undying Gensokyo]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1990476/WillieG_R WillieG.R.]]
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Makuta9999}}, Tropers/{{Kerreb17}}
* ''Synopsis'': A selfish experiment works only too well and Aya and Satori find themselves surrounded by those that cannot die. Can they solve this incident on their own before losing their minds?
* ''Comments'': Marisa tricks a few of her "friends" to help her create an immortality potion for herself. [[GoneHorriblyWrong Turning undead counts as being immortal]], [[GoneHorriblyRight right]]? Well that's what ended up happening to nearly all of Gensokyo. A DarkFic like Imperfect Metamorphosis, but with more Franchise/ResidentEvil than AntiChrist BlobMonster.
** The zombie incarnations of our Touhou characters is a--dare I say--pleasant sight. What might normally be shown as simply a brainless mass of rotting flesh is given a character each to her own, making her a part of the horde but not necessarily all one in the same. Also, the Aya and Satori combo was an interesting pair, each of which work well as the protagonists. I would definitely say to check this story out, but I should mention that it's not for the faint of heart.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6434305/1/Functioning_Alcoholic Functioning Alcoholic]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2552873/Solblight Solblight]]
* Recommended by BigB, 71TheRoman, Tropers/SpiriTsunami
* ''Synopsis'':Ibuki Suika is a permanent guest at the Hakurei Shrine, but does Reimu know exactly what Suika does when she's not around? Or even when she IS around? Join Suika on her misadventures as she uh... she uh... Hic! What was I doing again...?
* ''Comments'': A humorous fiction following the misadventures of Suika Ibuki, residential drunk at the Hakurei Shrine. The author is a very talented writer, able to spin a web and captivate you from beginning to end. The story arcs are both humorous and suspenseful, in the perfect moderation. There is mild shipping, but is not all consuming, and some of it is played for laughs. All in all a good story deserving of a good read. -BigB
** The Roman: Indeed. Identifying myself as a Suika fan, I can lament the lack of quality stories centering on her. This most certainly fills that void. It's every bit as interesting as the above contributor describes and more. Need a little more incentive though? The underground cast (well, a couple of them) show up from time to time to aid Suika in her (mis)adventures, adding additional angles from which one can enjoy the ever-expanding nature of the plot. Do make some free time for this one, if you're genuinely interested.
** [=SpiriTsunami=]: I actually just finished re-adding this...under the shipping fics section. Didn't notice that it was already up under general, even though I was considering putting it there myself. The shipping does start to consume more of the story as it goes on, but it's very well-done and mainly serves to further enhance Suika's characterization.

''[[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/19439.html A Scarlet-Stained Memoir]]'' by U. N. Owen
--> [[http://www.touhou-project.com/storylist.php?title=A+Scarlet-Stained+Memoir&author=&board%5B%5D=0&status%5B%5D=any Full chapter list]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/26641.html Q&A thread]] made after the end (contains much information not in the story, including the meat of the epilogue). Threads do not contains links to each other.
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Brickman}}, Tropers/{{Chronopolize}}
* ''Synopsis'': An ordinary peasant farmer stumbles not just into Gensokyo, but to the gates of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. The mistress invites travelers in and offers hospitality, but once inside it's not easy to leave. Can such an ordinary man hope to uncover the mansion's mysteries? Can he even survive them long enough?
* ''Comments'': Was a ChooseYourOwnAdventure which is now completed. A very dark fic by Touhou standards, and very long, but well written. The setting takes on a feel of being quite dangerous, one in which almost nobody can be trusted (save for Cirno, who becomes a friend if not an outright ship). The main character is incredibly limited in what he can accomplish as an ordinary human, even when he obtains the ironically fitting power to [[spoiler:see through others' eyes, which mostly just serves to turn his caution into inaction]]. Many of the mansion's mysteries and problems are ''never'' solved, and several apparent "plot hooks" are left dangling simply because he doesn't risk them (or never gets the chance to try; though a few are also dropped because the author changed his mind). Even the Q&A thread leaves many questions unanswered. Also contains pages on pages of debate by the players as they themselves try to make sense of it and make their decisions, interesting to read in its own right (though you may want to just skip between author posts instead). Sadly, thanks in part to [[spoiler:having underestimated how deep a character the players would expect Remilia to be]], it takes a turn for the DiabolusExMachina near the end, and has a completely inexplicable second one in the epilogue.
* ''Notes'': Contains three original characters including the AudienceSurrogate main character. Of the other two, one feels fairly at home in Gensokyo and the other seems to be written to be as jarringly unfitting for Gensokyo as possible [[spoiler:(for good reason)]].

''[[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/28203.html A Fairy's Tale]]'' by Princess Tepes (another writter name of U. N. Owen)
--> [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/28692.html Thread 2]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/29518.html Thread 3]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/30877.html Thread 4]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/33875.html Thread 5]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/36567.html Thread 6]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/37913.html Thread 7]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/39980.html Thread 8]], [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/41130.html Thread 9]]
--> [[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/38898.html Small Tales & Tall Tales]], to read after the main story
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Megaolix}}
* ''Synopsis'': A completed ChooseYourOwnAdventure Pre-Gensokyo story at the Scarlet Devil Mansion with some interesting characterization. A Fairy's Tale follows a fairy maid in the Scarlet Devil Mansion who's normal day leads to a fateful encounter that changes her life forever. The narration starts off somewhat simple as to reflect the development of the character. Starting off nameless, she eventually gets a name and over time there is a paradigm shift as she learns and develops, breaking down simple views that we see in the beginning as she learns more about the world and the others in the Mansion.
* ''Comments'': If I had to describe it in a single word, I would say heartwarming. AFT is a story that has both its funny and serious moments. All of them make you want to see and learn more about the inhabitants of the SDM. It doesn't have epic action. While it has its dark times, it's not grimdark either. And this story need neither of those to remembered. It's a tale (a great one), nothing more and nothing less. Also, best Flandre ever.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7404720/1/Touhou Touhou Doujin Dawitsus folly]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2100515/Duwee Duwee Davis II]]
* Recommended by Patcheresu
* ''Synopsis'': Flandre's Laevateinn has been stolen! A mysterious pair of newcomers seem to be to blame- and Reimu naturally is picking up the pieces. But, there's something unique about one of the newcomers... A fanfic conversion of my hand-drawn doujin.
* ''Comments'': Let's face it, we all know who stole it. Dawitsu is an Outsider youkai brought into Gensokyo, and an avid fan of Japanese media. So, being the Gary Stu he is, decides to greet the heroines via Incident. The humor feels forced, but still enjoyable and the [=OCs=] mesh well with the normal denizens. The only discrepancies are the purposeful OOC characteristics of Yukari and Remilia. A light-hearted and above-average story that also includes an interpretation of almost all touhous. [[TouhouDoujinDawitsusFolly Trope Page here]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6536130/1/Vintage Vintage]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2608592/Logan_not_here Logan not here]]
* Recommended by Selryam and TwoGunAngel
* ''Synopsis'': Sakuya and Murasa discover they have a common love of the fine and well-aged. "Even if that sounds a little gushy for me, I hear ya, Izayoi."
* ''Comments'': Short, humorous, then a little sweet and shippy. Loud, raucous Captain Murasa Minamitsu and Perfect and Elegant Sakuya Izayoi, despite the difference in their personalities, have a short conversation about individuals they care about.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4918856/1/Between_Life_and_Afterlife Between Life and Afterlife]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1747358/ Snail-Ice-Cream]]
* Recommended by Selryam
* "Synopsis": A bright red higanbana was blooming at brink of the Sanzu River. /one-shot/
* "Comments": Short, thoughtful piece on Komachi and the job she does and the Yama. Well-written, pleasant.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6403057/1/A_New_World_Book_1 A]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6564866/1/A_New_World_Book_2 New]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7222819/1/A_New_World_Book_3 World]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2028203/Iced_Fairy Iced Fairy]]
* Recommended by mysterykcad, Sakura Rurouni
* ''Synopsis'': Set 300 or 500 years (the author says 500 years, but all in-story references say 300) after the events of the main Touhou games, time has changed Gensokyo for the worse. The boundaries within Gensokyo have become more difficult to cross, as has the Hakurei border. In addition, the Lunarians have been growing tense due to human colonization of the false moon.
* ''Comments'': A very well-written and creative three-part story that pulls the two outsiders Renko Usami and Maribel Han into the middle of the action. Includes a few [=OCs=] on both sides of the conflict (most of the heroic [=OCs=] are descended from characters that have already been established), but they feel just as natural in the story as the ones that have been there since the beginning. Even a few of the PC-98 characters make an appearance in this epic tale. Though it's possible to read with only a basic knowledge of Touhou cannon, I'd recommend keeping the [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Touhou_Wiki Touhou wiki]] open to familiarize yourself with some of the lesser-known characters and events that appear or are mentioned.
** Seconded. It feels very much like a continuation of the Touhou series, and it's more serious than the present state of Touhou canon because of that, but it's just a great story, very much worth the read. The author also does a lot of work in short stories, so if that's more your thing, those are available [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,5014.0.html here]], and as standalone short stories.

''[[http://www.touhou-project.com/sdm/res/24891.html The Last Stand of Cirno the Valiant]] by U.N. Owen
* Recommended by Echo 13
* ''Synopsis'': Cirno has grown powerful- enough to make the other residents of Gensokyo wish her gone. Exiled, she makes a last stand to save the few allies she has left.
* ''Comments'': Very dark at points, but very well written. All the characters are believably done, even if a few (such as Yuuka) are somewhat exaggerated. Be warned, some sections are NSFW, and not in a "good" way. Well worth a read, but not for the faint of heart.
** Heartily seconded here. Cirno manages to bring out TookALevelInBadass, several [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awe]][[DyingMomentOfAwesome some]] tropes in such a way that you "WILL" cry ManlyTears at the end of it.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6226597/1/The_Girl_in_the_Cave The Girl in the Cave]] and its sequel [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6408512/1/The_Girl_and_the_Oni The Girl and the Oni]]
* Recommended by Timeskipper
* ''Synopsis'': Parsee's best friend was the dripping water, and she hated it.
* ''Comments'': The summary doesn't say much, but it's actually a very good read, albeit very short (The Girl in the Cave around 5000 words, The Girl and the Oni around 9000), and it features one of the best characterizations of Parsee, who doesn't get nearly enough love in this Troper's opinion. Starts off very sad, but quickly gets really heartwarming, and it manages to include some good CharacterDevelopement in a relatively small space.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5846903/1/ Flandre's Playtime with Her Sister]]
* Recommended by Tropers/RN452
* ''Synopsis'': "Remilia never plays with her little sister, who lives alone in the cellar of their mansion. Sakuya tries to fix this..."
* ''Comments'': A funny and heartwarming oneshot focused on Remillia and Flandre, it portrays very well how the Scarlet sisters care for each other and has a good characterization of Sakuya, Marisa and Reimu.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8116027/1/Fantasy-of-Utter-Ridiculousness Fantasy of Utter Ridiculousness]]'', by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/55074/Curtis-Wildcat Curtis Wildcat]]
* Recommended by: Tropers/RN452
* ''Synopsis'': "Not long after the Glorft's attempt to smash the Moon into the Earth, a mishap involving the Lunarians drops [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR Coop and the others]] into Gensokyo. Buckle up, people; it's going to be a weird trip." And talk about weird!
* ''Comments'': So, if the original Megas XLR was a [[DeconstructiveParody Destructive Parody]] what happens when the FandomSpecificPlot of Yukari tossing an outsider into Gensokyo is played with Coop? [[MonumentalDamage It doesn't end good for Gensokyo]]. [[TheWoobie Patchouli]] agrees with it, though Coop adapted very well to the spellcard system and engages into an epic battle with Suika. The characters blended very well and it has lots of funny and awesome moments.

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[[folder:
[[FanficRecs/TouhouShippingVisual Shipping fics -- Fics - Visual Medium (doujins, comics, strips, etc.)]]
''Doujins focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2837 Touhou - Days Woven From Illusion ~The Unmoving Great Library]]
by Gensou Koumuten
Medium]]
* Reccomended by Tropers/{{Andyzero}}
* ''Pairings(s): Patchouli/OC
* ''Synopsis'': Even in the bright world of gensoukoumuten; there are perceived dark parks of the worlds. In the violent slums of Makai; Patchouli meets a demon doctor who runs a clinic for anyone. A shining light in the darkest pit; he's there for two very important reasons. Because he can and because the need is great.
* ''Comments'': May not actually be a ''shipping'' fic per se; but can easily be seen this way. Showcases an especially unique take on our favorite librarian that's both new and familiar at the same time.

''[[http://gallery.gensokyo.org/albums/Cant_Fix_the_Helmet/Cant_Fix_The_Helmet_-_GERANIUM/Can_t_Fix_the_Helmet_-_GERANIUM.zip GERANIUM]]'' by Can't Fix the Helmet, translated by Pilpsie, edited by Rukaroa.
* Recommended by Sleeping Doom
* ''Pairing(s)'': Marisa/Rinnosuke
* ''Synopsis'': Rinnosuke and a young Marisa discuss what they want to do in the future. Rinnosuke plans to write a book, and asks Marisa what she wants to be. Many years later, neither of them have changed their minds.
* ''Comments'': One of the more well-known translated doujinshi. Although the ending of this doujin is an absolute TearJerker, it still [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming ends on a very heartwarming note.]]

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3145 Fujiwara no Mokou, Who Lives a Million Times; and Kamishirasawa Keine's One Happy Lifetime]]'' by ichikai
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Noxshade}}
* ''Pairings'': Mokou/Keine
* ''Synopsis'': "Hey, Keine. I wonder how long we will be able to pass through the same time. I wonder when the end comes." "On that day...Fujiwara no Mokou wept just as many times as she had died and returned to life." Presented mostly as a flashback, it begins with Mokou discovering Keine having passed away in her sleep; and then shows all the happy times they had together.
* ''Comments'': The [[MayflyDecemberRomance Tragedy of Long Life]] at it's finest. With an adorable style and believable characterization, this story hits the trifecta of heartwarming, funny and tear jerker. ''Highly'' recommended. And if you can't be bothered, the condensed form is [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/766635/ here]].

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2147 Cirno and Reimu's 1 2 3]]'' by Kamo Nari
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Troublethecat}}
* ''Pairings'': Reimu/Cirno
* ''Synopsis'': Presented in a semi AnachronicOrder, starting with a botched love confession after a prank gone wrong, before showing what lead up to that point (And possibly a little of what came after), this doujin tells the story of how Gensokyo's Strongest Fairy and Gensokyo's Laziest Miko became friends, and how Cirno became much more than that for Reimu. Funny, Heartwarming and sometimes Heartbreaking.
* ''Comments'': Kamo Nari writes the characters well, and makes you want to smile whenever the main pairing interacts with each other (when he's not [[TearJerker making you want to hug them both]]). It's not finished yet, but what's written so far is definitely worth reading.

''[[http://dsd.faceroll.net/ Eastern Starlight Romance]]'' by Dai-Sukima Dan
* Recommended by Sect
* ''Pairing'': Marisa/Alice. Or Marisa/Reimu. Or Marisa/Patchouli. Or Marisa/Flandre. Or...
* ''Synopsis'': A currently incomplete visual novel. Marisa's father passes away, which forces Marisa to confront her own mortality. She resolves to discover a way to become immortal, and begins researching seriously. Meanwhile, her relationship with several of her friends begin to change...
* ''Comments'': This is a remarkable piece of work: though it's only in a demo form, it's pretty well polished and well written.

''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF6PaxzmaRg Chiisana Koi No Uta/This echoing love song]]'', Subbed by RagnarokDS
* Recommended by Tropers/MariaHolic
* ''Pairing'': Keine/Mokou
* 'Synopsis'': A cute story about Keine and Mokou's relationship developing.
* ''Comments'': Beautiful vocals, even during the small TakeThat to Kaguya x Mokou at the end. The pictures are really cute, and the story is really touching. If you have time, also check 'Laugh Maker' and 'Double Scarlet' in the related videos -- they have a similar artstyle, and all of the PVs have really cute stories.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/681?page=1 Keine, Mokou and the Students!]]'' by karaagetarou
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Tacitus}}
* ''Pairing'': Keine/Mokou
* ''Synopsis'': Mokou gets browbeaten into attending Keine's class alongside Team ⑨ and Akyuu. Can she withstand the antics of Gensokyo's childish youkai, Keine's teasing, and [[ShipperOnDeck Akyuu's relationship advice]]? [[CanNotSpitItOut Will she finally spit it out?]]
* ''Comments:'' A lot to like about this one - karaagetarou has a distinct and enjoyable art style, is deft at managing humor and {{moe}}, yet can also write scenes with surprising depth. This 'fic is also noteworthy for its portrayal of Akyuu, which may leave you wondering why more authors don't use her.

''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E14YgAy8FwM Locked Girl]]'', Song by COOL&CREATE, Animation by [=AniPix=], Art by Noya, Subs inserted by [=SkyWitches=], Lyric Translations via Touhou Wiki.
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Kryptik}}
* ''Pairing'': Marisa/Patchouli
* ''Synopsis'': Marisa, sick of [[{{Hikikomori}} Patchouli]] continually keeping herself locked in, despite how much it hurts both of them, decides to take matters into her own hands the only way she knows how.
* ''Comments'': A surprisingly heartfelt "Locked Girl" remix/homage to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrGcPF6vB0A Bump of Chicken's "Laugh Maker"]] sung from Marisa's perspective, the {{Fanvid}} for the song takes things up a notch by demonstrating the lengths Marisa is willing to go to help Patchouli open up. Aside from some [[AdaptationDyeJob eye-color issues]], Noya's art adds immensely to an already powerful song. Quite faithful to "Laugh Maker" both in style and in subject, it shows that Marisa isn't joking about ThePowerOfLove as far as she's concerned.
** More like ThePowerOfFriendship since that's what the song is aiming for.

''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/677 Night Sparrow Love]]'' by Mitsumoto.
* Recommended by Tropers/SonicGTR, Extraintrovert, @/{{Citizen}}, @/{{Jiven}}
* ''Pairing'': Mystia/Mokou
* ''Synopsis'': Mystia, who runs a grilled ell cart, and Mokou, her coal supplier, are TwiceShy for each other. Keine sees what's going on and decides to give them a push. Marisa and Reimu also get involved. EmotionalTorque ensues.
* ''Comments'': Completed. This story has proven to be popular enough to warrant [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/1625 its own pool for fanart]]. There's also a prequel, [[http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:4rcSLW2Yp2QJ:danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/2844%3Fpage%3D1+mitsumoto+yarinsai&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&client=firefox-a&source=www.google.com First Love Sparrow]], but it was pulled from Danbooru at his request (NSL is an internet release, but FLS wasn't).
** Recommended. An heartwarming and cute story. Come on, you can't let loose a {{squee}} or two when reading it.

''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40fwAWEiE3M S Complex]]'', Song by COOL&CREATE, subs inserted by riicien, translation acquired from the Touhou Wiki
* Recommended by the Tropers/AceOfScarabs
* ''Pairing'': Shizuha/Minoriko (Unrequited)
* ''Synopsis'': Shizuha has feelings for Minoriko, but CannotSpitItOut. She feels lonely as Minoriko is invited to a ''lot'' of Autumn feasts, and harsh words are said. Heartbroken, Shizuha sinks into despair and leaves, and Minoriko regrets their last big argument.
* ''Comments'': [[BrotherSisterIncest Sister/Sister Forbidden Love]] aside, this takes their [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolism]] further, all the way to the [[{{Tearjerker}} tragic conclusion]]. Shizuha as the Goddess of the dead coloured leaves of autumn, is the Symbol of Loneliness and Death, and is jealous of her sister's popularity as the Symbol of Abundance and Plenty, as well as lonely, as she's never invited to the feasts. The comments in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ8jpIY5nj0 the unsubbed]] version really get into the analysis of this {{Fanvid}}, one of the comments implying that Shizuha is DrivenToSuicide.

''[[http://www.mediafire.com/file/zimgzt1ng5y/VISIONNERZ_-_Maiden_Illusionary_Funeral_Before_and_After.zip Maiden Illusionary Funeral: Before and After]]'' and ''[[http://gallery.gensokyo.org/archive/VISIONNERZ_-_Maiden_Illusionary_Funeral_Phantasm_-Former_Part-.zip Maiden Illusionary Funeral: Phantasm]]'' by VISIONNERZ
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Prime32}}
* ''Pairing'': Yukari/Yuyuko
* ''Synopsis'': Long before the creation of the Great Hakurei Barrier, Yukari is a savage human-killing youkai hunted by the Saigyouji monks. But one of the Saigyouji is a little more hesitant - after all, she knows what it's like to be feared for your power...
* ''Comments:'' A prequel to ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'' that tries to explain a number of things like how Yuyuko died and why Yukari sleeps so much. Contains both {{Tear Jerker}}s and [[BadAss badassery]].

Various works by Nakatani:
* ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4366 Spectral Feelings]]'', ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/4373 Tsukinaki]]'', ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/5412 Unfair Randomizer]]'', and ''[[http://danbooru.donmai.us/pool/show/3743 Melting Gensoukyo]]''.
* ''Recommended'' by Person With Many Aliases
* ''Synopsis'':
** ''Spectral Feelings'': (Yukari/Reimu) A jealous Yukari makes Reimu see only the color purple.
** ''Tsukinaki'': (Mokou/Keine) Mokou struggles with a weakening Spell Card, and Keine struggles with her mortality.
** ''Unfair Randomizer'': (Yukari/Ran) Yukari awakens from her hibernation and reflects on her first meeting with Ran.
** ''Melting Gensoukyo'': (Maribel/Renko. Platonic, [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship but I mean, really.]]) Maribel disappears, and Renko searches for her. Meanwhile, Yukari has an interesting conversation with Reimu.
* ''Comments'': Aside from the stellar artwork, of which ''Spectral Feelings'' makes extremely clever use of, Nakatani's great strength is also in characterization. The romances are genuine, yet awkward, with lots of reflection of what it means to be in love when you're immortal, apathetic, etc. It's thoughtful at the same time it's romantic. (These are only some, but not all of his doujinshi.)
[[/folder]]


[[folder:
[[FanficRecs/TohouShippingWritten Shipping fics -- Fics - Written]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

''The Border of My Heart'' by Murraymints999.
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Ryusei}}
* ''Pairing'': Reimu/Yukari
* ''Synopsis'': Yukari, having a crush on Reimu, decides to pay her a visit one evening. After Reimu goes to bed after being hopelessly drunk, an event occurs that strains their relationship, with both desiring to repair it, but not fully realizing how.
* ''Comments'': An intelligently done fanfiction that can show how well done a trickster/lightning rod ship can be done. While there are a few humorous parts (Yukari practically losing brain function when seeing Reimu's sleeping face while Yukari's drunk comes to mind), there's a fair bit of drama. I can also visualize the characters performing some of the actions they do easily, as well as what they say. Aside from a few typos, I say it was pretty good.

''[[http://laburey.webs.com/ifwishesweredreams.htm If Wishes Were Dreams]]'' by Laburey
* Recommended by Tropers/{{Kalle}}
* ''Pairing(s)'': Marisa/Alice
* ''Synopsis'': After a particularly nasty battle, Marisa decides that the only way to keep Alice from worrying over her is to become an immortal youkai. But what if her wish came at a much more serious price?
* ''Comments'': The ending to this story is particularly refreshing to see in a tidalwave of "BAD END" fanfics. The author, Laburey, states that she got the inspiration for this story through a doujinshi -- having read both, I can safely say that the expansion brings much more emotion to the situation.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6358135/1 Lucky]]'' by Arbutus
* Recommended by: Tropers/SoneAnna
* ''Pairings'': Kaguya/Mokou
* ''Synopsis'': Tewi's mischief has become an intolerable frustration, and Kaguya is forced by luck to discipline her little servant.
* ''Comments'': Has a good mix of fluff and humor. Poor, poor, Tewi. It also offers a pretty good excuse for why Mokou would be at Eientei and not ripping Kaguya's head off. Contains rampant yuri/yuri-subtext and such, but nothing explicit.

''[[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,4895.0.html Rising Star]]'' by Roukanken
* Recommended by Tropers/SakuraRurouni
* ''Pairing'': Shou/Nazrin
* ''Synopsis'': Shou backstory fic. The length of a short novel, Rising Star tells the story of Shou as she grows from a wild tiger into a youkai servant of Vaisravana, how she meets Nazrin and eventually comes to care deeply for her, and her fateful meeting with Byakuren, whose own backstory will change her own life forever.
* ''Comments'': This is a great piece of fiction. All the UFO characters save Nue are given detailed (and sometimes tragic) backstories of their own, explaining how they all came together. Shou's development as a person also cannot be missed; though listed as Shou/Nazrin, the story is less focused on shipping than it is on Shou's growth. It was also completed recently, so you can read it straight through without waiting for updates!

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6892498/1/Yuukas_Love Yuuka’s Love]]'' by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2617073/WriterRoxas WriterRoxas]]''
* Recommended by: Tropers/{{Vrock8}}
* ''Pairing'': Yuuka/Wriggle
* ''Synopsis'': Yuuka takes interest in the little intruder to her mansion. Despite being horrified and appalled at first, Wriggle finds out that something keeps drawing her back, again and again. Perhaps they really have something in common after all.
* ''Comments'': A realistic depiction of how a relationship with a sadistic and abusive Yuuka would go. Despite the premise, it never turns into a true DarkFic and is overall a nice and heartwarming story.

"[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6073340/1/Stepping_Sideways Stepping Sideways]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/779489/The_Hoppy The.Hoppy]]''
* Recommended by: Selryam
* ''Pairing'': Remilia/Sakuya
* ''Synopsis'': In which Remilia is bound by pride and Sakuya wishes to be bound by caution.
* ''Comments'': A serious look at the tense dynamic between the arrogant, inhuman mistress Remilia and the loyal, human servant Sakuya. Love is hard for these very different, strong characters. Short, and a fantastic read.

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17th Jan '13 3:56:21 PM DoubleTrouble
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* ''Synopsis'': Alice's lesser known doll has started to gain some sentience And when Marisa finds out...
* ''Comments'': This doujin is one of the rare ones focusing on Alic's dolls, and has an amazing plot for something so short.

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* ''Synopsis'': Alice's lesser known doll has started to gain some sentience sentience! And when Marisa finds out...
* ''Comments'': This doujin is one of the rare ones focusing on Alic's Alice's dolls, and has an amazing plot for something so short.
17th Jan '13 3:53:43 PM DoubleTrouble
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''[[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Morino_Hon Morino Hon's Omoito Series]]''
* Recommended by: DoubleTrouble
*''Synopsis'': Alice's lesser known doll has started to gain some sentience And when Marisa finds out...
*''Comments'': This doujin is one of the rare ones focusing on Alic's dolls, and has an amazing plot for something so short.
28th Dec '12 9:40:57 AM Kalle
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''[[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=finnish+touhou Kuvalauta / Apokalauta Touhou 4-koma strips]]''[[hottip:*:see also pool 1754 on Danbooru ('''NSFW''' ads there, as usual)]] by Anonymous

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''[[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=finnish+touhou Kuvalauta / Apokalauta Touhou 4-koma strips]]''[[hottip:*:see also pool 1754 on Danbooru ('''NSFW''' ads there, as usual)]] by AnonymousSetz



* ''Comments'': The drawing style on these [[ArtEvolution improves considerably]] over time (particularly in regard to the coloring), yet maintains a highly distinctive style throughout. Some memorable gags include Marisa {{troll}}ing the Prismriver Sisters with an IconicSongRequest, Rinnosuke's bird feeder causing FurryConfusion, Marisa accidentally encountering PockyAndRocky (and an amusing CallBack in a later strip with PC-98 Reimu and Mamizou Futatsuiwa in place of those two), the emblem on Yuyuko's hat changing into various {{Sega}}-related things from one panel to another[[hottip:*:because the canonical one, an orange spiral, resembles the [[SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] logo]], Cirno being punished by being turned into Fairy Liquid[[hottip:*:an English brand of dishwashing liquid]] or Keiju[[hottip:*:which means "fairy"]] margarine, and Remilia making a prank call to a quiz show hosted by Sakuya and pushing her ({{fanon}}) BerserkButton[[hottip:*:referencing both the fandom's "padding" meme and an actual prank call incident popularized by Youtube]]. It's also notable for popularizing "Sirkku" as a FanNickname for Cirno.

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* ''Comments'': The drawing style on these [[ArtEvolution improves considerably]] over time (particularly in regard to the coloring), yet maintains a highly distinctive style throughout. Some memorable gags include Marisa {{troll}}ing the Prismriver Sisters with an IconicSongRequest, Rinnosuke's bird feeder causing FurryConfusion, Marisa accidentally encountering PockyAndRocky (and an amusing CallBack in a later strip with PC-98 Reimu and Mamizou Futatsuiwa in place of those two), the emblem on Yuyuko's hat changing into various {{Sega}}-related things from one panel to another[[hottip:*:because another[[note]]because the canonical one, an orange spiral, resembles the [[SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] logo]], logo[[/note]], Cirno being punished by being turned into Fairy Liquid[[hottip:*:an Liquid[[note]]an English brand of dishwashing liquid]] liquid[[/note]] or Keiju[[hottip:*:which Keiju (which means "fairy"]] "fairy") margarine, and Remilia making a prank call to a quiz show hosted by Sakuya and pushing her ({{fanon}}) BerserkButton[[hottip:*:referencing BerserkButton[[note]]referencing both the fandom's "padding" meme and an actual prank call incident popularized by Youtube]].Youtube[[/note]]. It's also notable for popularizing "Sirkku" as a FanNickname for Cirno.
22nd Dec '12 4:03:21 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** For extra [[TastesLikeDiabetes sugar]], any time Reimu interacts with another character who is silent. For whatever reason, other silent characters who meet her suddenly get along with her very well. And it's adorable.
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