I just really want to write about the fact I got to play ff6 today. I had a strange strong urge to play it and it felt like I was revisiting a small town I grew up in.
Chrono Trigger, Earthbound and Final Fantasy 6 is the greatest tri-fecta of my childhood-nostalgia-snes ultima triforce. I'm not sure what I just said made sense, but I think you understand.
I like when I was in my tweens and conquering the shit out of the snes, for the first time in my RPG playing life I actually renamed
the characters in FF6. I trusted the game manufacturers choice in names, but I thought I was clever and came up with something better. pairs of names from other things I liked! I had a sailor moon pair, a lucas-arts game pair, a samurai pizza cats pair, and even a semi-meta renaming from chrono trigger. for example I named Locke 'Calvin' and the Moogle Mog 'Hobbes'. how much more clever can a 12 year old get, let me ask you that.
I remember following the guide book and not liking Amano's character concept designs. what an under developed 12 year old brain I had. over the years I have come to let Amano's unique and dramatically beautiful art grow on me. I bought some of his art books when in Japan.
I was hoping to get to the rainy-slum town Zozo, but that's like 15 hours of game play AT LEAST (sans POWERING UP on the world map!!). reminds me of the rainy town in FF9, also a game I enjoyed immensely. games with rainy towns, that's the ticket I tell ya. I also enjoy when it rains in harvest moon, you don't have to water the crops that day. there is absolutely nothing bad about a little rain, in real life or video game life.
did you know in japan, Terra's name is Tina? how lame if they kept it Tina in America! some white trash part-time stripper school drop out with fake hot pink nails, chews gum with her mouth open and uses too much hair-spray? unbelievable name to be a half-esper! it was thought to be 'exotic' in japan. not so much here.
I love that video game life. but now is the time to do something with real life, and video games might seem "a waste of time". oh how that saddens me. I am stuck in between two worlds, two groups. a real world where people "DO" things with their lives and a world of happiness and joy of playing video games but also associating with people who actually do that too much and they don't bathe or socialize. I'm in Grey-area gaming. like, playing a DS on a long flight. sigh.
snes makes me feel soooooooooooooo good. I also toy with the idea of one day owning a super famicom. when in japan, they still sold them new! japan is (still) where it's at. they are serious about gaming. so serious they make games like this:
a neutered flying cat named 'mike' shooting missiles at a giant bunny school girl.
Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius.
in other news I think I may have been over-hyphenating things improperly, and all my things are still in boxes.
I just stayed up too late.