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About Me

Hello, I am Mari, a 26 year old Dutch guy who likes to play shoot 'em up games seriously.

I am a nerdy person that studied Computer Science and takes keen interests in countries, travel, geography, history, and public transportation. Traveling is my absolute favourite activity in life. I have visited 28 different countries so far, including my home country of the Netherlands, and one of my life goals is to visit every country in Europe, as well as at least one country per continent. Of course, I also like Web development.

Maribel's visited countries map
Countries visited as of 2021

Other than shoot 'em ups, there's a good number of games I value highly, as I loved playing them (still do) and they had a great positive influence on my life:

See the bottom of this page for my favourite Touhou characters.


I also absolutely love to listen to video game OST, especially that of many shoot 'em up games. My favourite composers to listen to themes of are the following:

OST makes up more than 90% of all of my time spent listening to music. My favourite OSTs to listen to include Labyrinth of Touhou, Seihou Shuusou Gyoku, Samidare, Dodonpachi Saidaioujou, Mushihime-sama as well as Futari, Great Fairy Wars, Subterranean Animism, Shining Shooting Star, Mrs. Estacion, eXceed 3rd, Guwange and Ikaruga; many more follow suit. Some of my favourite themes are listed in the table below.

Link Origin Composer
Flight of the Bamboo Cutter ~ Lunatic Princess Touhou 8: Imperishable Night, Final Boss ZUN
The Primal Scene of Japan The Girl Watched Touhou 10: Mountain of Faith, Stage 5 ZUN
Hartmann's Youkai Girl Touhou 11: Subterranean Animism, Extra Stage Boss ZUN
The Refrain of the Lovely Great War Touhou 12.8: Great Fairy Wars, Stage 1 ZUN
The Hall of Dreams' Great Mausoleum Touhou 13: Ten Desires, Stage 5 ZUN
Illusionary White Traveler Touhou 16: Hidden Star in Four Seasons, Stage 4 ZUN
Illusory Imperial Capital Seihou Shuusou Gyoku, Stage 2 ZUN
Illusion of Flowers, Air of Scarlet Dream Seihou Shuusou Gyoku, Stage 3 ZUN
Trans-- Seihou Banshiryuu C67, Final Boss halt, Doku Den P
Broken Strawberry Shortcake Samidare, Extra Stage Second Boss Ryu-Lighter
Setting Off ~ Departure Dream Mrs. Estacion, Stage 2 Misora
Eternal Stars in Memories Touhou Shining Shooting Star, Stage 5 Shihenwx
Reality Ikaruga, Stage 4 Hiroshi Iuchi
Ai Dodonpachi Saidaioujou, Stage 3 Manabu Namiki
The Battle Was Just "To Continue That Future" Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu, Stage 5 Manabu Namiki
Vertigo Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu Black Label, Stage 5 Manabu Namiki
Like the Night of the Falling Stars Mushihimesama, Stage 4 Manabu Namiki
The Black Shell Beast King Mushihimesama Futari, Stage 4 Manabu Namiki
Underworld Cherry Blossoms Guwange, Stage 3 Manabu Namiki
Maid to Order eXceed 3rd JADE PENETRATE, Stage 4 Saitama Saisyu Heiki (S.S.H)
Maid to Order (Arranged) eXceed 3rd JADE PENETRATE Black Package, Stage 4 Saitama Saisyu Heiki (S.S.H)
Deceitful Wings (Arranged) Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana, Final Boss Saitama Saisyu Heiki (S.S.H)
Road to the Globe Labyrinth of Touhou, Dungeon (floors 7F, 13F, 22F, 24F)* Rengoku Teien
Dark a Liar Labyrinth of Touhou, Final Boss* Rengoku Teien
Battle! Elite Four Pokemon Black and White, Elite Four Junichi Masuda

* Rengoku Teien is a group of composers that produces royalty-free music; Labyrinth of Touhou simply uses it, among music by other composers.

Vertigo is possibly my favourite piece of music of all time.


One of Maribel's avatars

Touhou Taste

Maribel's Touhou character tier list
Touhou character tier list as of 6 November 2021

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