As long as I'm here, I might as well finish up the 30 days meme. I've noticed that pretty much no one has managed to draw this out over 30 days, and I see why; most of the questions are too short-answer to really justify a whole entry, and neither do they really invite discussion or debate. But I hate leaving projects undone, so here we go!
Day 21 – Favourite Final Fantasy pairing/ship.
If you have to ask, then you haven't known me very long. The answer is Paine/Nooj. First, last, and always.
More recently, I have also gotten really into Ashe/Balthier and Ashe/Al-Cid, the latter of which is sadly underrepresented in the fandom.
Day 22 – Favourite Final Fantasy summon.
Bahamut in Final Fantasy X. Not only does he kick ass in battle, he's integrated into the story in a way I haven't found another summon to equal. Also, I think his design is beautiful, especially his fayth statue.
Day 23 – Least Favourite Final Fantasy mini game.
The aforementioned butterflies are way up there. Also, monkey matchmaking. Really, Squeenix? Really? I also never got anywhere with the Calm Lands publicity game.
Day 24 – Best Final Fantasy quote.
"This is your world now."
Day 25 – Final Fantasy game you plan on playing (old or new).
Top of my list is Final Fantasy VI. I started it last year, set it aside because I got stuck on a boss battle, then got distracted and never picked it back up. I really want to finish it, though. I'm also looking forward to Versus, if it ever gets finished.
Day 26 – OMG WTF? Final Fantasy moment.
In Final Fantasy VIII, when you learn about their past in the orphanage. That bit of backstory stretches my credulity and breaks my brain. I don't know why that particular thing, of all the ridiculous coincidences that happen in every Final Fantasy game, strikes me so, but it always has. Particularly Irvine's reasons for not 'fessing up. I mean, what?
Day 27 – Best Final Fantasy storyline.
FFX, hands down. I love the story and the way the game tells it.
Day 28 – First Final Fantasy game obsession.
I think I have to give FFX-2 the nod over FFX, if only because that was the game that pulled me into being active in fandom.
Day 29 – Current Final Fantasy game obsession.
Day 30 – Saddest Final Fantasy character death.
And once again on getting drummed out of the fandom, but my answer to this question has to be Tidus. That ending scene, where Yuna tries to catch him and falls on the deck? Ouch. The way he faces the end of his existence with such calm and grace, never complaining, never angsting about it. He does what needs to be done, and then he says goodbye. I get misty, every time.
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