Love Her and Despair is a dark AU sequel to Final Fantasy X answering the question: "What would have happened if Yuna had chosen the Final Summoning?" Main characters are Auron, Lulu, Isaaru and his brothers, with more or less substantial roles for Elma and Lucil, the Crimson Squad, Wakka and Rikku.
|Act I: Menace at Sea||Chapter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8|
|Act II: Operation Mi'ihen||Chapter 9 10 11 12 13 14 15|
|Act III: Al Bhed Homecoming||Chapter 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23|
|Act IV: Assault on Bevelle||Chapter 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33|
|Act V: Breaking the Cycle||Chapter 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43|
|Act VI: The Houses of Healing||Chapter 44 45 46 47 48 49|
Note: On map below, itinerary of "Isaaru's Pilgrimage" has clickable links to chapters.
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This is one of those times that I may be dead wrong, and regardless, Tumblr discussion is liable to explode in STUPID WAYS even if by some miracle I'm making sense. So. Let me put this on my own blog where people I trust can set me straight or ignore me because it's not your job to educate me.
MAIN THING: When I first saw the all-male cast of Final Fantasy XV, I didn't just roll my eyes at the dudes. I saw white, white, white. And then I questioned myself, remembering that important discussion about how westerners see anime characters as white, when Japanese see them as Japanese. So I rephrased my initial reaction as, "all-same-ethnic-group" (Japanese?) Am I imposing western liberal values on a different culture? Am I failing to pick up visual cues for a more diverse cast? I am not sure, but I'm wary.
( In which I probably make asinine racist comments while struggling with representation of race in FFCollapse )
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What a PERFECT time to start a new game playthrough!
Zencribnotes on Tumblr inspired me to try Final Fantasy Dimensions again. It's an iPad/Android native Final Fantasy game that came out in 2010. When I last tackled it, I couldn't fully appreciate how much it was a homage to the early FFs. Now, by golly, I'm going to play Final Fantasy Nostalgia Bingo, because that's the main virtue of this game.
Posted on my Let's Play Final Fantasy Blog -->
(but feel free to comment here)
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Just a FYI for Minty and others who may still be eyeing this blog from time to time.
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- HERE IS YOUR BRAIN
- HERE IS YOUR BRAIN ON OUR FANDOM
- ANY QUESTIONS?
Are you with me?
Then enough expository banter; GO TO THE FINALFANTASY WORLD OF TEXT and start posting. Stream of consciousness. Anything Final Fantasy. ANYTHING.
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(photomanip mimicking the CD cover art used for Doctor Who audio episodes)
This was one of my favorite TARDIS teams back in 1980, except that the writers back then were clueless about how to write stubborn and/or smart women. Poor scriptwriting and sexism are usually NOT a problem in Big Finish studio's Doctor Who radio plays of the past several years, reuniting classic Who actors and giving their characters more development and respect than the TV series did.
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Braids by DippyWerewolf on deviantART
...so I can find it later. (Of course, I can look back on her dA as well).
Thank you so much!
...Rikku, Yuna and Lulu playing with each other's hair. And braids, because braiding hair (or having someone else braid one's hair) is fun and soothing.
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I propose that we make 2014 the year of the Mary Sue. This is the year where women writers take our women-driven fandoms and unapologetically write our own wish-fulfillment fantasies, our idealized, heroic characters, our self-inserts and our ways of escaping from the reality of our less-than-ideal lives. I propose that we take the term Mary Sue and treat it just like the name James Bond: A cool, kickass character that all look upon with adoration or fearful respect, who gets to go do exciting things, meet cool people, look fucking hot and awesome all the time, kick people in the face and go back to the hotel for a drink and a fuck. Because female fans, female fandoms, and female characters shouldn’t have to gain permission to be badasses.~ skadi-again-again vieralynn has been writing good stuff about (a) the validity of reclaiming Mary Sue and (b) the way a lot of fandom escapism doesn't speak to her because it tends to suit the tastes of white / straight / anglo-american fans. ( Incoherent nattering about my own tastes in Mary SuesCollapse )
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- Gone Home
- Kingdom Hearts III
- Dragon Age I & II
- Finish Let's Play FFVII-FFIX before...
- FFX / X2 Remaster
- Lightning Returns
- FF Tay, Tactics, Dimensions
- Try P3 again
- Katamari Darcy which I keep missing because other stuff
- Replay and do a let's play of Suikoden 5
- Check on what Cyan's been working on
- Let's Play FFXII-FFXIII-LR
Which should take me well into the next decade at the rate I play. Whoa.
Infinity Blade is like the Sidequests Before Saving the World portion of an FF game: FIND / COLLECT / FORGE / DEFEAT ALL THE THINGS.
Or just thwack a stone golem with a rolled-up newspaper, depending on one's mood.
(Yes, that is armor made of cardboard and duct tape.
... it sucks.)
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