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Now with more Touhou than you can shake a stick at!!

This site is undergoing heavy renovation. Pages will look rough.

Hello. I'm Kurzov, and this is my website.

Touhou Project and Adjacencies

Touhou Tutorials

This is the stuff my site gets the clicks for, to be frank. So it comes first.
[IMAGE] Windows-Era Touhou Troubleshooting
Western computers can have trouble running Touhou games. This page lists some common issues that you may run into when trying to play Touhou, and how to solve those issues.
[IMAGE] Neko Project II (PC-98 Emulator)
The first five Touhou games were developed and sold for the NEC PC-9800 series of personal computers, a format incompatible with Western systems. Neko Project II can help you play these early games, but you'll have to do some setup first. This is a step-by-step instruction guide on how to do just that.
[IMAGE] Working with THCRAP
Since no Touhou game has yet to provide a "good" translation that the fanbase can agree on (most have none at all), fan translation projects have to pick up the slack. THCRAP is the community's answer for the official games - it's autoupdating, supports game modding, and has lots of other fun stuff like patch stacking, fighting game translations, and even Mima (finally!). Sometimes THCRAP can be a bit... troublesome, so I made this guide to help you get the most out of this piece of software.

Touhou Secondary Works

Some Touhou fanworks that I find enjoyable. Some are mine, others are not.
[IMAGE] Touhou Gensosei: Western Warning of Jinyou's Power by Kurzov
Rule (9): If it exists, it has a Touhou crossover. If it doesn't exist yet, someone will make one. A Touhou fanwork told (mostly) through the eyes of the United States' Emergency Alert System, famous for its harsh and mechanical tones warning of weather, security, and public hazards. What if the Fortune Teller escaped his supposed demise, bringing Reimu after him once more - and eventually bringing the rest of Gensokyo into the world of our own? How would we deal with all these strange characters and creatures with their otherworldly powers? Could we stand a chance against them...?
[IMAGE] RiG Series by HakureiDeity
Through unfortunate circumstances, a human finds themselves inside Gensokyo with no memory of anything that came before. Things are exacerbated by them being (involuntarily) taken under the wing of a certain Yuuka Kazami, a youkai not particularly known for her love of humans, but instead for her love for battle, and in turn, violence. This results in some adventures throughout Gensokyo, meeting the residents, facing the dangers and experiencing life there, while the shadow of the past creeps closer...
Mainline: Reborn (RiG1) - Resurrected (RiG2) - Retribution (RiG3) - RiG4
Side Stories: Of Light and Darkness - Strawberry Crisis - Creator's Delusion
[IMAGE] Fugere Illusion by Vaati Star, republished by OmegaE
A fairly old story, once thought completely lost to its fickle writer who deleted their own work, combined with the sands of time... An injured young adult contemplates his past as he openly wonders what use he has to the world. Suddenly he finds himself in the land of Gensokyo, only a few weeks prior to the events of Touhou Koumakyou. Together, with the ice fairy Cirno as a 'student', they will navigate Koumakyou and beyond, eventually expanding beyond the confines of Gensokyo - into the worlds of Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online, RWBY, and Fire Emblem. First two books recovered, last two books still lost.
Found: Escape to Illusion (Touhou pre-SA mainline + Madoka) - Life in Illusion (Sword Art Online)
Lost (for now): Fates of Illusion (Fire Emblem: Fates) - Dust of Illusion (RWBY)

Touhou Miscellany

Essays and other musings about the Touhou Project and its community, mostly in the West.
[IMAGE] Clumping Up Into the Moriya Shrine and a Million Tiny Little Groups
Discussing my 2017 "ultraban" and the effects it's had on my experience with the series and its community at large.
[IMAGE] @YuugenElectric and the Tale of Young Reimu
Kurzov's adventures in the Twitter Touhou roleplaying scene, as YuugenMagan, a young Reimu Hakurei, and a few other characters.
[IMAGE] The Process of "Translating" a Touhou RPG
My interesting(?) project to translate Touhou Genmukairoku into English, using mostly machine translations intersperced with a bit of logic and assumption.
[IMAGE] Who's Hot and Who's Not
My take on the Touhou Sorter. Why do I think 90% of EoSD is overrated? Let me explain.

Kurzov-y Miscellany

Everything that doesn't really fit into any other category.

Under Construction

Where's Kurzov?

So, what do I do outside of this website? A lot, actually, let me show you.
[IMAGE] Twitch
For now, I stream on Thursdays from 4-8 PM Eastern.
[IMAGE] YouTube
My YouTube channel. I haven't uploaded here in quite a long time but I plan to get going again soon.
[IMAGE] Discord
I run a Discord server in concert with my Twitch page.
[IMAGE] Twitter
Miscellaneous ramblings.