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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

owlmoose
Oct. 18th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
In X-2 Ultimania, Kazushige Nojima (writer of X-2) said that he intended the character of Shinra in FFX-2 to be the direct ancestor of the founder of the Shinra Electric Power Company. There are a few hints in X-2 that Shinra and Rin have been working together to tap the Farplane as a source of energy -- ie. mako energy. Here's the interview:

http://www.willamette.edu/~ejohnson/nojima.htm

It sounds like it's basically Nojima's headcanon, so it's not really official. But it's still interesting. The funny thing for me is that, the first time we played the game, T kept calling Shinra a spy. I hadn't played FFVII at that point, so I didn't get the reference to Reeve, but I kept insisting that it was just a in-joke name. But given this information, T may have been more right about that than I was! ;)

Edited at 2009-10-18 03:54 pm (UTC)
lassarina
Oct. 18th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, I see. XD Oh, Square. PUBLISH ULTIMANIA HERE. rar.

That's funny, that T kept calling him a spy. I approve. XD

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