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Satire, Guides, and Comics!
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Even if you eliminate the aspect of shady people within the walfas community as a reason for its decline, there is still another thing to keep in mind. A lot of us when we started including me were teenagers. Nowadays some of us are adults that end up being in a career and having to deal with all the responsibilities adults usually have so it's a bit hard to keep up with churning up content on a daily basis. Not to mention that some tend to burnout quicker than most whether it's mental or physical burnout. It's also very hard to get back into it because if I can be very blunt like usual, most newer people aren't that interested in actual...comics or stories but rather who can make the best looking impractical props and customs that will never be utilized
With so many props and customs for Walfas being made, you'd think that those would be used right???

Welcome To Walfas In 2021 by DreamDefiants, journal

Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
Super Albino Llama: Llamas are awesome! (285)
thoughtART: Participated in April Fools' Day 2014
Painter's Palette Cake: Use when mixing delicious colored frosting (4)
Biting Pear of Salamanca: Participated in April Fools' Day 2017
My Bio
Project updates, personal news, and daily advice (unless I'm sick or something comes up) can be found on my Tumblr blog.

I'm an writer, musician, tutor, animator, voice actor, artist, quasi-life coach, and generally nice guy.

I make satirical comics, animated comedy videos, and tons of guides on everything from writing to psychology. I specialize in prefab programs like Garry's Mod, Walfas, MMD, ComiPo, and so on. I mainly use them as outlets for my writing.

I'm a huge Touhou fan (as you might tell by half the content on my page) and own virtually all of the games (yes, I do play the games), and although I'm pretty knowledgeable about the series, I'm not the "end-all-be-all authority" on Touhou: all of my knowledge comes from Touhou Wiki and the guidebooks. I tend to be vocal about emphasizing good ol' vanilla content, but I still think you're free to do what you want. (I will warn you that non-vanilla content has always been hard, no matter the series.)

As much as I like making stuff, my goal is to help other people make stuff. I do my best to help people hold higher standards for themselves both online and offline. In addition to all of my writing and Walfas guides, I also write tons of psychology/self-help guides based on stuff that's help me and others. Again, I'm no expert: I just really like sharing ideas I think others would find useful.

One of my big goals is to help improve both the Walfas community and its public image within the Touhou community. We've already come a long way from the early days in 2008, and it's already gotten to a point where the Walfas community has been invited to speak at multiple anime conventions. My hope is to continue I raising the community's standards higher so that Walfas becomes even more widely accepted among Western Touhou fandom.

If you meet me, please don't treat me like some superstar or infallible god: I just make the stuff I make as a hobby, and all I really want is to fit in, help people out, and have fun. If you hang out in the Walfas community long enough, you will encounter me, and you'll find I'm just an ordinary guy behind the insanely high production values and personal standards. I'm not omnipotent, so don't treat me as such (it never ends well for anybody). Treat me as you would treat your friends. (Or, if you're socially awkward, treat your friends as you would treat me.)

You may use any of my original characters or my DNA in any of your projects without my permission unless I explicitly say, "Don't do that." Of course, this is extremely rare, so go ahead and use them. All of my OC DNAs are in this thread, but my most used DNAs are down below.

I have a very, VERY sarcastic sense of humor, but if I include you as a cameo, it's because I admire you or your work, so any off-color jokes I make are only out of good fun. (In real life, I actually avoid being a smartass because it's actually quite harmful to both the self and others. I believe it should only be reserved for writing satires because it's a powerful tool for getting points across.)

I am also very, VERY critical: I have absurdly high standards for art of all mediums, but not to be a jerk, but because I think everyone has more potential than they think. We're all prone to mistakes (even me), but some do more than others, and I want to help them become the best whatever they can be. My biggest lesson to everyone is this: you are better than you think you are, always. So, if you ever think I'm mad at you or someone or out to get anyone, I'm not: I'm just blunt, and I have a "forgive and forget" policy unless you really go out of your way (and I mean reeeaaally go out of your way), in which I'd otherwise just stop talking to you.

Character DNA:
:bulletblue: Spaztique - 3.39:Spaz:100:225:134:216:209:2:0:0:0:136:0:42250D

:bulletgreen: Bunny - 3.39:bunny:100:0:226:302:116:8:0:0:0:0:0:654E3D
:bulletgreen: FClown - FClown: 3.39:fclown:100:0:164:279:209:3:4:4:0:0:0:654E3D

:bulletred: Chouko Sora - 3.39:Chouko:94:0:160:237:177:41:0:50:0:0:0:624314
:bulletred: Nadia Su - 3.39:Nadia:72:265:133:287:150:3:93:10:0:0:0:FE3B53
:bulletred: Trevor Terry Chase - 3.39:Chase:72:0:128:148:226:49:0:68:0:0:0:352F12
:bulletred: Jack Diehard - 3.39:Jack:108:0:170:235:211:3:31:10:0:0:0:FFE953
:bulletred: Maxamillion Jazzhands - 3.39:Jazzhands:100:221:170:197:120:25:0:0:0:141:0:41342B
:bulletred: Pretty Pretty Pony - 3.39:gwllllkkkk!!!:100:274:217:302:199:114:96:84:0:0:0:24A3E1

:bulletblue: Advice-A-Day
:bulletblue: Ao Usagi Tribute Show - Season 1
:bulletblue: The Shin(g)o Incident (co-written by TTBNC)
:bulletblue: Walfas Satire (ongoing)
:bulletblue: Diamond In The Rough: A Self-Insert Deconstruction (co-written by BrolliDiamondback and the Walfas/Touhou community at large)
:bulletblue: Unleash The Hermit Within

Production Status:
:bulletgreen: All systems go!

Current Main Project: What I'm working on right now.
:bulletgreen: Wrath of the Amanojaku

Side Projects: What I'm working on in my spare time.
:bulletgreen: Twilight of the Hakurei Reboot
:bulletgreen: Virgin Killer Club

To Come...: What I plan to eventually get to.
:bulletyellow: Ao Usagi Tribute Show Season 2
:bulletyellow: Koishi's Heart-Throbbing Abridgement
:bulletyellow: Touhou Sketches: Chen Edition

Shelved Projects: Projects that have been started on, but not finished.
:bulletyellow: Voidspawn (NaNoWriMo Project)
:bulletyellow: Loveless City (NaNoWriMo Project)
:bulletyellow: We're Watching You (And We're Bored As Hell) (NaNoWriMo Project)
:bulletyellow: Flight of the Steel Butterfly
:bulletyellow: Walfas Satire: The Movie: The Comic!

In Development Hell: Projects I've had no time to work on at all.
:bulletred: Five Dangerous Months At The Hinata Inn
:bulletred: Legend of Derp (co-written by TTBNC, unknown status)
:bulletred: Mind The Gap

Scrapped Projects: Projects that can no longer be worked on.
:bulletblack: DitR Sequel/DitR After Story
:bulletblack: Tablegeddon

Tools of the Trade
Gimp, create.swf, Vegas Movie Studio Platinum, Sonar 7 Producer Edition
Other Interests
Airsoft, fencing, target shooting, go-karting, indoor rock climbing, lazer tag, improvisation, theater tech, amature psychotherapy
Not sure if I’ll ever get back into using it again for multiple reasons, between the unneeded Eclipse redesign and the downfall of our once beloved Walfas community. Now while I can handle adapting to the site, we have a lot of work to do and not enough people to heal the collective trauma and rebuild a less toxic, more welcoming, and more resilient Walfas community, or whatever eventually takes its place. I’ve still continued my psychological research elsewhere, now focusing on anxiety, PTSD, trauma, abuse recovery, and more modern psychotherapeutic interventions. Hopefully, when the time comes, I can help do my part in healing our community and forging a bright future with everyone else. Until then, if you’re sticking around here, stay safe. There’s a damn good reason we Walfasers are fleeing DA, and it’s not just the redesign.
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Anyone still here on DA?
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1. What is your biggest challenge with making stuff? Or, what do you need the most help with starting out? 2. What do you look for in a Walfas group? What features does your ideal group have? 3. If you could have one tutorial about any subject, what would it be?
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Oh, I forgot to post here yesterday. (Happy Birthday)

Happy Birthday Spaz!

Happy Birthday Spaz! Fox emoji - birthday

Hello. Mister. Happy birthday.

Hey Spaz! Long time no see!
I truly wish I could pick your mind, both about the Touhou series and about the sorts of things both your journals and the thoughts and themes in DitR have put into my thoughts recently. 

Not that I expect you to take time out of your day for one of those weird randos who give DeviantArt its bad reputation, so I suppose you can simply take that as a compliment, a statement that you've driven me to do a bit of thinking... and as painful as that can be when you doubt yourself too much anyway, I'd like to think I learned something from it.