A doujin is simply something that was released without a publisher. All of ZUN's Touhou games are doujin games, despite such a large following.
And all of ZUN's contributions to his franchise, like this story, are also doujins despite being canon.
This is one of the best of all ZUN's works IMO, I hope that Inaba of the Moon and Inaba of the Earth will be uploaded too.
Anyway, with these Touhou doujins entering Dynasty-Reader (and the site's new design), I can do nothing but squeal in happiness.
I remember someone once said ZUN made this as a parody of players who bomb their way out of boss battles. Dunno if that statement is true, but it does clarify some aspects of that battle.
By the way, Silent Sinner in Blue was serialized in a magazine, so it's not a doujin work. Pretty much all of ZUN's spinoff works but the artworks and the stories in CD releases have been serialized in magazines and later published as manga volumes.
I stand corrected then. Not sure what we're going to do about it though, since making two separate touhou categories seems silly.
I've added a little note to the Touhou category and tagged the works as canon for now, at least.
I read the translation of Cage in Lunatic Runagate after this and I feel like it complements this story quite well. I'm surprised that ZUN is a good writer, and whoever did the translation also did a good job.
Speaking of Cage in Lunatic Runagate...I was reading through it again (after being inspired to reread Symposium of Post Mysticism), and man the fourth chapter is just such perfect shipping fuel. The way Mokou talks and reflects upon her relationship with Kaguya as something truly happy, that she's anxious over losing...and the implicit shared understanding of each others' loneliness. I've seen people mention Inaba of the Moon & Inaba of the Earth as a source of questionably canon TeruMoko, but if you ask me this chapter is the best TeruMoko canon has to offer.
Please tell me Remilia and Patchouli are meant to be cross-eyed, because if they're not then why are both their right eyes looking left when they're meant to be looking straight ahead:
Actually, that's something normal. Unless someone's looking to their EXTREME left, then the eyes won't be positioned identically within their sockets. The closer eye to what they're looking at will be a little forward. Take a look at this lovely photo of Ellen Page for a moment:
In any case, on the page you posted (which takes up a hell of a lot of space in the forum, wouldn't a link have sufficed?) I agree that each of their right eyes are a slight bit too far in, but not unforgiveably so. This is assuming that Ran is standing ahead and somewhat left of the both of them. In Patchy's case since she's over slightly she would be looking a bit more to her left than Remi.
Also looking at it, I think we're only seeing part of Remi's right iris, since it's much thinner than her left in that shot, probably an attempt to show highlighting. That's more a guess than anything, but it doesn't look so bad to me when I think that way.
Be that as it may, I don't know why Aki Eda has done it to the extreme here when it's not this extreme in her other works. It just doesn't look right to me. But I've read a few chapters since and I haven't noticed it as badly so I guess I'll live with it.
It's got problems and positives. Really doesn't work without also reading Cage in Lunatic Runagate. It was ZUN's first "serious" attempt at manga, with a game-like plot. Very weird. I'm happy he's improved a lot with time.
Months of work, weeks of research, three elaborate plans, two decoys, all for a jar of sake. Typical Gensokyo.
I don't know what Yukari means in the last chapter about not knowing if the brain of the moon resided on Earth; she fought Eirin in IN...
This story was the best. When it comes down to it, no fanwork can ever exceed Zun's canon. The extensive mythology, the perfect application of Gensokyo's number one rule - namely that common sense does not apply (that's not quite true though. Real world common sense doesn't apply, but the manifestation of will and concepts into reality has always been what makes up a large part of 'magic'), every appearance of SDM characters and Yuyuko and Yukari's speechless communication, god it's great. Now for Lunatic Runagate. And I need to finish WaHH.