Despite being a horrific, [[TearJerker heart-wrenching]] [[DeconstructionFic deconstruction of Touhou]], Diamond In The Rough is filled to the brim with [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] galore.

* Brolli lands on Yukari's pillow with a [[MemeticMutation pomf]] sound.
* Jack Diehard has a fake wanted poster from [[WebAnimation/DrTran Six Figs Thrill Park]].
* Kogasa pops out shouting [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation a-bloogy-woogy-wooooo!]]
* There ''is'' a sign out the front of Marisa's house reading [[Film/PulpFiction Dead Fairy Storage]].
* Meiling wants Marisa to [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic TASTE THE RAINBOW MOTHER]][[CurseCutShort F-]]
* Brolli [[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob channels Peter O'Tool's puke face]].
* "[[{{LetsPlay/Raocow}} BOAT TIME!]]"
* Yukari's explanation of the [[EldritchAbomination realm she could gap Brolli into]] channels Creator/HPLovecraft.
* On the censor box for the [[spoiler:Yuuka X Arturo]] scene, it says [[{{LetsPlay/Raocow}} "Too hot for minors! Yall should go away!"]]
* [[spoiler:Arturo]] pays homage to [[Film/AClockworkOrange another teenage monster]] by singing [[Film/SinginInTheRain "Singing In The Rain"]] while [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon raping Keine]]]].
* "[[{{Music/M83}} Gensokyo's a goldmine, so treat it like it'll melt tomorrow!]]" is a reference to "Steve [=McQueen=]" by M83, which contains very prophetic lyrics about Brolli's situation...
-->''I woke up stronger than ever,''
-->''Driven by big waves of fire,''
-->''To run and yell all the way.''
-->''Nothing can hurt me today!''
-->
-->''There's a magic inside''
-->''Just waiting to burst out.''
-->''The world is a goldmine''
-->''That will melt tomorrow.''
* The Kappa Valley's presentation and soundtrack is reminiscent of [[VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline Pioneer 2]].
* Nitori makes Brolli [[Franchise/StarWars a lightsaber]] and says, "[[Film/ANewHope Melee weapons are no match for a good spell card at your side, kid.]]"
** The Star Wars references continue in Episode 10 when Kaguya and Tewi re-enact the bar brawl scene with Brolli.
* A blink-and-you'll-miss-it one, Brolli tells Ferin, "[[VideoGame/PumkinLand Give me the swords!]]"
* From the deleted original version of the Sakuya scene...
** Sakuya used to be an incident resolver, and Brolli guesses [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim she took an arrow to the knee]].
** Rinnosuke has dolls of VisualNovel/FateStayNight characters.
** Yuyuko [[WebAnimation/ASDFMovie can't wait to eat that bagel]]! [[spoiler:Yes, she can.]]
* Brolli tells Remilia, "[[{{Music/LMFAO}} I'm tasty and I know it.]]"
* Lepus: "[[Film/LawrenceOfArabia The trick, Colonel Diamondback, is not minding that it hurts...]] Or just getting [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands hypnotized the bejeezus out of beforehand.]]"
* A subtle one to LetsPlay/PewDiePie when Chair Mode worked, Brolli screams, "IT'S WORKING! HOLY S#!%!!!"
* '''Brolli''': [[Machinima/ProfoundMomentsInLeft4Dead2 THERE'S SO MUCH EVERYTHING!!!]]
** Also, Brolli's demands, "Now I'm ready," are very similar to Ed Gruberman's from "Tae Kwon Leap" by Radio/TheFrantics.
* The Human Village in peacetime has music from [[VideoGame/GanbareGoemon Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon]].
* Reisen's medicines can make you [[Music/TheLonelyIsland run faster, jump higher]].
* In reference to Robert [=McKee's=] {{Literature/Story}} in its chapter about multidimensional characters, Aya calls Brolli, "a cluster of shallow traits pasted onto a name," and, "a collection of offputting eccentricities [he mistakes] for personality, [even though he's] as flat as cardboard."
* The backstory of [[spoiler:Vic Chaos]] is a direct parallel to VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine, with an homage to the [[spoiler:white phosphorous]] scene after [[spoiler:Vic orders Mokou to burn down Yuuka's flower garden, only to find she was hiding the village's children from Arturo within]]...
* "[[{{Film/Ghostbusters}} Gensokyo is heading for a disaster of biblical proportions! I'm talking real wrath-of-God type stuff!]]"
* Brolli complains that [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation he'd like to be on the side that's not full of assholes]].
* With special thanks to [=DeityDiz=], [[spoiler:Yumeko]] is busy re-painting the [[spoiler:Romantic Children]] signs from [[spoiler:Mystic Square]].
* [[Music/{{Eminem}} "Guess who's back!" "Back again!" "]][[spoiler:[[Music/{{Eminem}} Reimu]]]][[Music/{{Eminem}} 's back!" "Tell a friend!"]]
* The spell card one of the celestials uses is called [[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Thorns]].
* Vic tells Jack the [[spoiler:noose]] is [[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei a neck-stretcher]].
* [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey "I'm sorry, Brolli. I'm afraid I can't do that."]] Plus, the entire conversation that follows.
* In episode 17, one of the guilty souls being judged by [[{{Psychopomp}} Shikieiki]] says: [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries "Screw taking things seriously, I have green hair!"]]
* Episode 18's battle on Youkai Mountain has few Film/SavingPrivateRyan references, complete with shakey cam footage and a horrendously wounded tengu screaming, "MAMA!!!"
* Brolli and Yukari's final exchange comes from Film/TheMatrixReloaded.
--> '''Brolli''': If I were you, I would hope we never meet again.
--> '''Yukari''': We won't...
* Tenshi is a walking series of [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]].
** When Tenshi finally corners Brolli, she screams, "[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants DAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAAAAA! FINALLY!!! I've been trying to catch you ALL NIGHT!]]"
---> '''Ustreamer''': Tenshi wants some of [[StealthPun Brolli's]] [[DoubleEntendre chocolate]].
** "[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes En Garde! Cafe Ole!]] [[Film/PulpFiction Royale With Cheese]]! And so on!"
** Tenshi [[ThePrincessBride is not left-handed.]] Then she proceeds to [[IAmNotLeftHanded illustrate the trope]].
** In a ContinuityNod, the last line Tenshi tells [[spoiler:Sanae]] before returning to Heaven is her victory quote from Scarlet Weather Rhapsody.
* Komachi's near-final line, [[spoiler:"You're not going to remember any of this, so don't go kicking yourself forever,"]] comes from Film/DefendingYourLife.


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