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  1. solovino
    April 26th, 2009 09:43 AM
    solovino
    Just saw it. For one, it reminds me of a fic about Nidos. It sounds lovely, as long as I try to pronounce it fancy (in Spanish it sounds a bit plain). Oh and it still sounds like An-chan whis I think it is good.

    Where does this new username come from, anyways?
  2. An-chan
    April 26th, 2009 08:23 AM
    An-chan
    Hello. What do you think of my new username? =D I'm still suprised every time I see it...
  3. An-chan
    April 23rd, 2009 12:42 PM
    An-chan
    I just thought of this now, but Vincent seems to cover as much of his skin as possible, as opposed to Yuffie who seems to reveal as much as she can while still dressing somewhat decently. Huh.
  4. An-chan
    April 10th, 2009 12:29 PM
    An-chan
    HA! You are still online, I managed to write the reply in time \o/ Victory!

    Edit: Uh, never mind.
  5. solovino
    March 27th, 2009 08:56 PM
    solovino
    Yeah, about Ulty. That's why the "quotes". Without Edea, Ulty's a plot-wise Deux Ex Machina.

    I have to admit I don't remember the whole ending video, so I'll have to go chedk for that R&F scene. I read once that the all-caps was a translation issue ised to emphasize their dialects, which are also unique in the Japanese version. Pretty much like, if I understand correctly, Bill in the Pokémon manga adaptions is given a texan-like dialect because he has a distinctive or similar (idiom-wise) Japanese dialect.

    We can talk about Bahamut later, once I stop drooling... It goes as my #1 fave summon, closely followed by... Doomtrain. Yeah, I know. But, come on, it's a friggin' train!

    The ship scene with red XIII is also one of my favourites in the game. It was the first opportunity to give growth to the character, and was used very well. As for the species thing, the game never stated he was the last one of his species: that was an American translation error. Buguenhaguen says, in the Japanese version, that he simply has "no next of kin", or "no fellow clanspeople", I thinkt. FFVII: Before Crisis shows that he was already mated to a female named Dine (not to be confused with Dyne), who went into isolation in a spiritual chamber just before Red was caught by Shinra. It may be that girl just resurfaced some time after Dirge of Cerberus. But then again, only two cubs? After 500 years? Someone will have to compensate for something... :D

    Knights of the Round? I had no knowledge about that. Then again, given that KotR easily removes 130,000 HP from a single enemy, I don't think it matters that much. I'd rather spam BahamutZero+QuadraMagic, if to enjoy an animation that lasts a fifth of the time and deals egregious damage anyways :D

    FF fics? Count me in! I'm actualy am writing three of these right now (FFVI, FFVII and FFVIII), so there went your nerdness :D -- Sorry, couldn't help that. Of course you can ask me for help, I would actually be very glad. I'm most interested in the "have Eidolons" thing. You can always provide me the minimum of information, and if I do actually need more of it I will ask. son don't worry about that.

    So, there it is.

    BTW, I saw you released Mama's Boy ch.7. I don't want to review yet to prevent the thread from becoming a two-person interaction, I hope someone else reviews your work too. Hope it's fine with you.
  6. An-chan
    March 27th, 2009 03:04 PM
    An-chan
    ...And that "character development" can also be argued, because you never know what's influenced by Edea herself and what is simply forced on her. I mean, maybe she wanted to pierce Squall with that Ice spear because he was so freaking annoying after Ellone left the orphany. Maybe it's all a conspiracy... But, when you think of it, how ironic would it have been if Irvine had actually shot her? Mwahahahaha...

    I also love Raijin and Fujin in the ending video :> They're so damn cute with their boss... Also, the caps rock. The "k"s with Ultimecia? Not so much! That aside, I freaking love Bahamut to death. He's my ultimate favourite summon in EVERY game there is, and I am very well planning on getting him for Rydia. She rocks so hard she simply must have Bahamut. Bahamut is love. As is Rydia. I already got Asura! Leviathan, then again, killed me a bit ;_; I have to train some...

    Red XIII is also one heck of a character. I used to be all "stupid pseudo-cat" until the scene in the ship, where he pretends to be a human... That cracked me up so bad I ended up liking him. Also, he seems to be one heck of a pseudo-cat, seeing as how he can spawn without any other members of his species, as we see in Advent Children. Aeris' last Limit break? Made of win! Ahh... If I only had gotten to see it once more... *sniffle* ;_;

    By the way, did you know that if you use Knights of the Round against the last Jenova, Safer Sephiroth will have some 100 000 more HP? :D Pretty mean!

    Also, I'm such a nerd, that I'm actually working on a Final Fantasy fanfic right now. It's situated in a FF IV:ish world, but it's really a stand-alone, so it's none of the actual worlds... But they have Eidolons and so on. Anyway, I might want to ask you a few things as a fellow FF fan, if that's okay with you. That might spoil the plot, though, so if you want to actually follow my fic, I have to be careful of what I tell you. So, how's it?
  7. solovino
    March 23rd, 2009 10:58 PM
    solovino
    Yeah, five starts from me, too. Ultimecia is a great plot problem in the game. In particular because whatever "character development" that can be assigned to her has to be, for the most part, extracted and filtered from Edea's development in Disc 2... where she only appeared in the final scenes. Great, again.

    You know, Raijin and Fuujin are one of my favourite bosses in the game. They actually force you to play statregical because of the combined Zan/Numb combo. That thinks either kills your character or makes it useless, and by that time in the game I always found pretty difficult to stretch the battle long enough to enjoy them, and the dialogues, theirs were great with all caps.... RAGE!

    As for your Tifa being AGodAmI by the end of the game, the same I did for Red XIII. Don't know why but it was always one of my best characters. Beat pretty much the entire Corel Train scenario with him singlepawedly. By the third time I finished the game, Safer!Sephiroth went down simply with two hero drinks and Red's Level 2 Break. I guess I loved the oddity in the character. Cid would have done well too, if he weren't that mouthfouled. Damn drink your cup of TEA!!

    Don't cry that much. You'll have better chances. FFI and FFII were poted to the DS as a single game, IIRC. Wereas I'll have to fill a tearpot because I won't be able to play FFIII any time soon. And it's the only one I have never played (of the classics).
  8. An-chan
    March 19th, 2009 07:33 AM
    An-chan
    From me, FF VIII gets a perfect score. The only reason I criticize Ultimecia is her late appearance. First there's Edea, but because she's good, we go off to beat Adel. But then, out of nowhere, Ultimecia appears and was actually behind all of it! We don't even get to actually see her before the final fight. It's a bit sudden plot-wise, and that's my single and sole problem with the game. Oh, and also that once you get to the future, there's no way of going back and you can't get to any city. It sucks But it doesn't lessen the ultimate greatness of the game in the same way Ultimecia's appearance does. I have nothing personal against her - well, okay, except for trying to kill Squall and Rinoa and their friends a dozen times, being a selfish idiot, using Grimer when I couldn't and just her overall evilness - but the plot is a bit odd there. Also, making her speak oddly doesn't give her any more character. Since she comes in so late, our picture of her will lack depth anyway. Stupid, stupid k's.

    By the way, my third favourite character in the game is Zell. Yes, annoying, hyperactive Zell. I love him. Then, of course, Fujin and Rajin rock. They rock hard.

    And the dance scene. The legendary, wonderful, beautiful, amazing dance scene. I've watched it probably two hundred times... The endind video is also, of course, one of my favourites. Expecially since both Seifer and Squall - but especially the latter - are so mind-dumbingly cute when they smile.
    I think that game's pure win because it's directed so well and the characters are amazing. I mean, FF VII has a lot better plot, but it's still not as good.

    Palom. Porom. ;_; I love their twincast, but hate their voice actors.
    I also hate Cloud/Sephy slash. Or Cloud/Zack slash, for the matter. Or anything else like that. There are simple and definite pairings, and you shouldn't touch them! Those are Cloud x Tifa and Zack x Aeris. And maybe Yuffie x Vincent, depending on what happens in Dirge of Cerberus. I don't know, so I'm not saying anything.
    I got to take Cloud on a date with Tifa. I liked her so much I ended up preferring her over everyone else... In the end of the game, she had a higher level than Cloud, she was twice as powerful as he was and had all her limits. We got the last limit for Aeris, too, but only got to see it once :<

    Excuse me while I point at you and laugh at your FF nerdiness although actually I want to go and cry because it surpasses that of mine.
  9. solovino
    March 18th, 2009 08:22 PM
    solovino
    So yeah, I know, I just wanted to be thorough. I understand the feeling BTW, no one has commented on mine since you and Xanthine.

    You know, about Final Fantasy VIII, one of the reasons (and the only important reason) why that game did not get a perfect score was because the lack of VAs. One of the critics cited something in the lines of "the game feels empty when you can not hear Rinoa" or something like that. Alas, after watching recordings of Dissidia gameplay in youtube, I can say VAs for FF games are turning the right way (in Japan at least).

    Oh, yeah, I can say fro a distance you love the game. You really love it. And you mentioned it. The sole fact that you mentioned Palon and Porom serves as proof enough to me that you know+love the game. But the key is Rydia. Again: female sorcerers. I just am a sucker for 'em...

    Well, Aeris (Aerith) is a fun story. She is essentially the PlayStation generation's General Leo, the same way Bidoof is the Gen IV Rattata (yes, the same way). The only two reasons that death is considered iconic are that (1) well portrayed with the capabilities of the time and (2) so predictable plot-wise that it triggered the Almeida Effect. This comics sums it up well, IMHO... Add the fact that people were all drooling and with no immunity over Cloud×Sephy slash at that time, and you get it.
    In comparison, FFVI did not leave too much openness for shippings at first glance ('cept for LockeXCeles), and anyone who had played only the SNES generation of FF at that time would have expected Leo to simply join your party. Surprise!
    As for the scene with Ice Pike Queen Edea, yeah, that is one of my fave escnes in the game (the 2nd top, actually). And, unlike most people, I actually liked Ulty. Don't know why. Oh, yeah, I am a sucker for female sorcerers. I despised her konstant kursing, however.

    If you think you're a FF nerd and that I am more, I have some fun news for you: I recently played FFII. Yes, II, as in "for NES". A shame it was on an emulator... :D
  10. An-chan
    March 18th, 2009 07:17 AM
    An-chan
    I know some people read it. It would be a wonder if no-one in the whole wide web never even took a peak in that thread, so I don't really worry about that. I'd just like to get at least some feedback, and you give it in a honest way and in big proportions. So, I'm still going to thank you, dammit. And by "actually reading" I mean reading and commenting, obviously.
    ...As if I had any right to talk, since I so often read fics and never say a word to the author...

    Yeah, I have it for DS. It has sound actors, which I usually dislike, but in this case it's pulled off well so I rather like it. And the plot seems miraculously good. It's almost winning my love for FF VIII (well, not yet, though. I have to see how it ends.). Especially Rydia. Rydia is almost like the best character ever... With her black magic, summons, green clothing and hair and witty comments. I also rather like Edge. And Cecil. And Kain. And Palom and Porom. And Yang. And Rosa. And Tellah. And yeah, I even like the spoony bard, no matter how useless he is in fights. I'm also very relieved that he has a weak body since now I don't have to use him in battles and every time I go to see him, I get to hear the Troia music.
    Did you get that I love the game? Because I love it. Did I say it already?

    Also, I find it rather funny that the death of Aeris was such a shock in FF VII, but in IV practically every character seems to die - at least once. Some of them obviously didn't die after all, but that's just a minor detail. I did think they died anyway.
    Kind of like the part where Squall gets pierced by Edea's limit break icicle. God, I love that scene. I love the whole game except for the weird appearance of Ultimecia in the very end. It's one of those WTF moments. Like FF X's Yu Yevon, the light creature thing.
    ...Am I a Final Fantasy nerd? Although if I am, you're worse since you've played the original IV and I'm only playing the remake. It's always more hardcore to play the original one, eh?

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