The fact that when Seifer is believed to be executed Squall thinks ‘Seifer... you’ve become just a memory.’ always gets me thinking. If something were to happen to anyone in FF8, if someone were to die, they’d become just a memory to everyone else. And GFs make you lose memories.
The idea that if anything happened to anyone, eventually they’d forget who they are is saddening. And if they continued to use GFs after the events of FF8, then that’s still the case. Someone could go on a SeeD mission, never come back, and eventually everyone else’s memories would get shredded up enough that they’d forget. Your memories would slowly fade of the times you were together with them, until nothing is left. You’d start to forget their face or their name. Everything you’ve done with them would be lost to time, just like everything else in your memories because that’s all they are anymore. That’s... pretty horrifying.
Finished playing ffVIII and now we're off to ffIX. The only problem is that it's in french.
Nobody in my family speaks french :)
Y’know I was talking with my friends earlier, and the topic of nostalgia and video games and all that came up, and we eventually brought up how often people can feel - because they’re new to a fandom or game series - out of place or just a bit saddened by it all. Like they don’t belong because they just don’t have those nostalgic memories of playing a game as a kid. Or they feel like they just missed out completely on so many different things. They can’t relate to the folks that started playing a game back when they were little because they only just picked up the game recently. Or they’re not a ‘true’ fan because they just got into it. Maybe they want to make fan content, but they’re too afraid of what the older fans will think of it. The list goes on and on.
But I say... fuck it. You don’t have to have played a game for years to call yourself a fan, you don’t have to play a game at all to call yourself a fan. And even if you feel that way about your interests now, that you don’t have the memories that others do with a game, if it’s special to you then eventually, five, ten years down the line you’ll have made a ton of memories just like you had hoped for.
I’m 18 years old and sometimes I feel the same way, and I can’t help it. I’ll get into a new game and think ‘man, if only I had found this sooner...’ y’know? But I know I’ve got a long life ahead of me to continue to make memories with the things I love no matter how new they are in my life. No matter my age, eventually I’ll be able to look back on the things I enjoy in the present, the things I wish I had known of sooner, and feel just as the people who did experience it earlier do.
This was more about video games, but any form of media applies. If something is special to you no matter how long ago you discovered it, if you love something enough to want to be a part of the community that surrounds it, then don’t let those alienating thoughts creep in. They might try to beat you down and tell you that you don’t belong, but as long as you love it, you do.
Thank you for coming to my ted talk
I’m currently having a FFVIII x mobius FF kick so don’t mind me... but it makes me want a FFVIII remake so much more
and damn Doug Erholtz has got Squall down imo... I’ve always liked his voice but when I hear him talk for longer periods of time as Squall in mobius FF, it pretty much completely sells me on him as if I wasn’t already
(I’m still getting mixed messages as to whether it’s canon to FF8 or not but I personally like the idea of it being canon and that’s totally not because I’m a poor, starving FF8 fan with no canon content left to look at deeply and analyze and I will do anything for more... there are other reasons as well i promise)
I think about this a lot
Y’all gotta step up and start treating Seifer like the Laguna fanboy he is
Okay but hear me out. Squall and Cloud are married and Lightning is their daughter.
What else is there to do at 1:30am other than fanboy over your video game crush in your Instagram stories???
Isn’t he the dreamiest?? 😍
I’m bored, let’s have a bit of fun and talk about some FFVIII together ;)
Reblog (or put in the tags, whatever) your favourite major and minor character from ff8, and if you want to, tell me why... I like reading this stuff and seeing what characters are special to you in a game that’s special to me
You hear me? I want you to gush about your faves. Do it.
(Oh, and don’t feel restricted by my question, if you’re unsure of who counts as what, etc, then just go with your faves! 😘)
I lean down and whisper into your ear:
“wanna play triple triad?”
FFVIII’s ending has gotta be one of my favourite endings to a game, ever
Rinoa finding Squall and the sky clearing and the flowers popping up? beautiful.
Seifer genuinely laughing and smiling? Very sweet.
Laguna and Raine? Makes me cry but I love it.
And then all through the credits you’ve got the party filmed like a home video and I love it. It makes the characters feel so human, like they’ve truly got a life going on after the game ends. It’s like... the perfect ending. FFVIII has always felt like a bit of a slice of life kind of FF to me, in the beginning especially, and boy does that part deliver and support that.
And then Rinoa and Squall are together on the balcony and the music and everything... I just love it so much
So I just got to the Garden Festival and I thought that ~for once~ I would actually look up if any of the instruments you choose matter and it turns out THEY DO:
All my other playthroughs I did Eyes on Me because, you know, LOVE STORY plus the song has deep meaning for a lot of the characters in the game. But NO. The Irish Jig is way more romantic to these two apparently:
I’m so glad that Zell tap-dancing his little heart out could give Rinoa the confidence she needs 😂😂
Drew some Squalls using River Phoenix as a reference
Next project: King of dragons, Bahamut
Currently working on a post-game fic idea and just realized that~
Because Adel is dead and wireless communication is up (like 6 years in the future) all these fools will have phones.
-Squall doesn’t even like normal social life let alone Zell texting him at 3am asking what monsters talk about or some shit.
-Or Selphie wanting to know if he heard about the legend of a haunted Triple Triad card.
-Or daddy Laguna sending him really horribly lit Martha Stewart-style pics of stuff he cooked.
- Or Kiros asking him to save him from his dad’s horrible cooking.
Have I mentioned how much I love these characters like
- sephiroth is the cool professor that shows up but then he’s an angry drunk and gets too into wanting to take over the world
- even tho he mostly showed up for the cute blonde twink in his class
- zell and barret are the party dads
- they make sure everyone is hydrated and has eaten
- zell is an awful dancer but has the best time doing it and dances with everyone
- him and selphie are such party animals
- he drags cloud and squall onto the dance floor despite their stubbornness
- irvine is a horny drunk 100%
- what can i say, he loves his women
- he’d also be the one to pick fights until quistis ties him up with her whip to stop him antagonising people
- ...and he’d be into it
- squall and cloud would slow dance together and it would be cute as shit
- they’d be so awkward but once they get better it would be adorable
- all the girls would watch them and gush over how cute it is
- red xiii and angelo would constantly be getting pets from all the drunk people
- vincent would just lurk in the corner drinking by himself until yuffie goes to liven him up a bit
- rinoa and aerith would talk about boys over shots
- quistis and tifa would drink beer and be fully prepared to kick the ass of any guy who tries to get near them
feel free to add to these!!
Selphie poured them a glass, and Seifer drank immediately.
Squall looked deep into his cup. He wasn't suspicious. Just cautious.
"This isn't the right season for eggnog, you know," he said. He couldn't help himself.
Selphie poured some more. "If Hallmark can play Christmas movies, I can make eggnog, Squall."
Waiting for the OG Squall design with his OG face in modern-day cgi 👉👈