Note: All quotes from the game taken from Shotgunnova’s Script FAQ.
Warning: This post is going to devote a lot of time to analyzing a theory about Final Fantasy VIII, a game that is now 17 years old, in incredible detail. This is probably going to seem pointless and obsessive, because it is pointless and obsessive, but I’m going ahead with it anyway for two reasons:
- I love Final Fantasy VIII. Always have, always will.
- The way said theory is typically discussed in FF fandom is to me indicative of a larger issue within the gaming community, which is that– despite the leaps and bounds the medium has made in garnering critical attention– most gamers still have no use for anything that resembles literary criticism. I think that’s a bit of a shame.
Continue reading Final Fantasy VIII and Literary Criticism
Watching the first episode of the new Sailor Moon, I wonder if it’s possible to have too much reverence for the source material. As promised, Crystal is sticking much closer to Naoko Takeuchi’s manga than the original anime, but as I watched this episode, I found myself wondering if that’s really a good thing. Continue reading On Sailor Moon Crystal
I figured that it was time to make good on my ongoing threat to start blogging the Final Fantasy series from the beginning. I’ve played many of the games, some of them multiple times, but there are several entries I’ve either left unfinished or never even tried. This seems like a good opportunity to raise my FF fandom level from “considerable” to “nuclear,” and that kind of upgrade is always appealing.
However, trying to think of any kind of structure for this beyond “I am playing the games and writing stuff down,” felt pretentious, so I’m just going to do this in the form of sharing my notes as I play. This may change as I get to later FFs that I could probably write entire books about; I will try to restrain myself (but not very hard.)
Continue reading Final Fantasy, Part 1
Another very old fanart, this time of Tifa Lockheart. Disproportionate, but actually pretty nice otherwise in my opinion. This is what I call “Good bad fanart”, or stuff that has obvious flaws, but is still kinda fun to look at, as opposed to stuff that’s just entirely without merit.
I did this little FFIV strip because I was experimenting with something, which is why it looks a little rough around the edges. Kind of a neat idea though, just taking ideas from random FFs and turning them into one-page strips….next time though, COLOR.
Loved the designs in FFVI DS, by the way- well, except for Rosa; I have no clue what happened there.
Rydia! Actually done with colored pencil, which is why it looks so different. I wanted to draw her and real media and then paste her onto a box, which I did, so that’s why it looks so different. I don’t do stuff like this much because it always comes out messy and whatnot, but it’s fun now and again.