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Picking the collective brain

Was chatting with [info - personal] renay about fandom stuff, and we got to wondering something that really requires the collective consciousness of fandom. So, have a poll.

Do you consider FFX and FFX-2 to be a single fandom or two separate fandoms?

One fandom
20(66.7%)
Two fandoms
10(33.3%)

FF.net splits FFX and FFX-2 into separate, unrelated categories. If you were to post a story including both FFX-only and X-2 only characters, which category would you put it in?

FFX
1(3.2%)
FFX-2
7(22.6%)
It depends on who the main character/pairing is
20(64.5%)
It depends on another factor which I will explain in comments
3(9.7%)

If you were in an archive with one category named FFX, would you expect to find and/or feel comfortable posting FFX-2 fic there?

Yes
23(74.2%)
No
6(19.4%)
It depends, and I will explain why in comments
2(6.5%)

If you were in an archive with one category named FFX/X-2, would you expect to find and/or feel comfortable posting FFX fic that disregards X-2 canon there?

Yes
28(90.3%)
No
3(9.7%)
It depends, and I will explain why in comments
0(0.0%)

Do you consider FFVII Compilation to be a single fandom or a collection of separate fandoms?

One fandom
17(56.7%)
Multiple fandoms
12(40.0%)
Something else which I will explain in comments
1(3.3%)

Do you consider "Ivalice Alliance" to be one fandom or multiple fandoms?

One fandom
4(13.3%)
Each game is a separate fandom
10(33.3%)
The XII games are one fandom and the Tactics games are another
10(33.3%)
The XII games are one fandom, but the Tactics games are separate fandoms
5(16.7%)
The Tactics games are one fandom, but the XII games are separate fandoms
0(0.0%)
Something else which I will explain in comments
1(3.3%)

Which of these fandoms do you consider yourself to be part of? (just for informational purposes)

Final Fantasy
2(6.5%)
FFVII (any or all)
1(3.2%)
FFX and/or FFX-2
2(6.5%)
FFXII (any or all)
0(0.0%)
FF Tactics (any or all)
0(0.0%)



Please spread this one far and wide; I want as broad a sampling as possible. Also, my standard disclaimer: I welcome open and honest discussion, but I request that you not flame FFX-2 in comments -- flawed or no, I happen to be quite fond of it, so if anyone comes out with the burning hatred, the conversation isn't going to get very far. Thanks.

Comments

heyheyrenay
Oct. 18th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
I am probably still going to put FFVII under the "Compilation" umbrella title. I think it makes more sense since there are so many canons and people have a terrible habit of tagging with "ffvii" for ALL of them, so maybe having the compilation term will help them...focus?

(I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT TO DO WITH TACTICS, HOSHIT.)
lassarina
Oct. 18th, 2009 10:04 am (UTC)
THAT'S OKAY I obsess about Tactics. ♥ Happy to yammer about them.

I think, also, since the FFVII games are all bunched neatly in a small timeline (what, under 20 years?) with the same characters and settings - i.e., there's continuity - that it's fair to have an FF7 Compilation fandom with tags for the individual Complications.

However, just to break out the Ivalice Alliance a little further, you've got:

Vagrant Story which despite taking place in Ivalice has pretty much zero explicit links to the other games (a few name-references pop up in FFXII, like Drace's last name and the Leamonde Entites in the Nabreus Deadlands, but otherwise, totally independent.)

Final Fantasy XII

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings which is an explicit sequel to FFXII, featuring many of the main cast, and therefore in my head goes in an umbrella with FFXII proper

Final Fantasy Tactics/Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (same game, latter is a re-release) which takes place in Ivalice about 500 years after FFXII, but does not share any settings with FFXII. Also, the only character it shares with FFXII is Balthier and he's a cameo. (Other cameos include Cloud and Aeris, and I refuse to countenance any argument that says this makes Tactics part of the FF7 Complication, as well as Luso, the hero of FFTA2 (which makes no sense as he should've been dead 500 years by TA2 chronology--but again, cameo.) Many of the Espers that appear in other Ivalice Alliance games make appearances in FFT.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance has few links to the rest of Ivalice beyond taking place "in Ivalice;" those links consist of the names of Espers (which link up to those in FFT/FFXII) and Montblanc the Moogle (I'm guessing Moogles just live a really long time.)

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2, like TA, has only a few links to the rest of Ivalice. It has cameos from Al-Cid, Vaan, and Penelo (as well as Montblanc), and has a tenuous link to TA (via one character). Other than that...nothin'.

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