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Old 08/18/2010   #1
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Default [HEY YOU] Who knows a lot about the first six games of the FF series and is wiling to write about them?

In the form of general game/plot descriptions, character synopsis, location descriptions, and stuff like that? Doesn't have to be all of the first 6 games, even if you know about one, that's fine. The more the better. Shoot me a PM if you are. Serious inquires only, please!
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Old 08/18/2010   #2
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I started writing this in like 2002 but never finished it; I wanted to do in-depth analysis for all the major characters. I'm not sure it's even worth publishing here now. I'd have to massively revise it before I considered it worth crediting myself for anyway.

also some of the .gifs are missing because the site got unexpectedly deleted and I didn't have a backup anymore
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Old 08/18/2010   #3
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I wouldn't mind doing some write-ups on IV, VI, IX and possibly Tactics when I have the time. Not to mention, I'd probably need to replay them to do significant coverage. What exactly are the kind of things you're looking for?

I remember a while back I planned to start a lengthy analysis on "mothers" and their presence in the FFVII compilation (including Tifa's mom, Tifa, Cloud's mom, Ifalna/Elmyra/Aerith, Jenova, Lucrecia, Gillian etc.) It's a theme which is taken for granted a little. Of course, I never actually started it due to cba
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Old 08/18/2010   #4
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looneymoon wrote: I remember a while back I planned to start a lengthy analysis on "mothers" and their presence in the FFVII compilation (including Tifa's mom, Tifa, Cloud's mom, Ifalna/Elmyra/Aerith, Jenova, Lucrecia, Gillian etc.) It's a theme which is taken for granted a little. Of course, I never actually started it due to cba
This sounds pretty interesting
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Old 08/18/2010   #5
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I wanna talk about Mystic Quest and why it's a game you should play... but that would involve me replaying it cause I don't remember a thing.

Remember liking it though.
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Old 08/18/2010   #6
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looneymoon wrote: I wouldn't mind doing some write-ups on IV, VI, IX and possibly Tactics when I have the time. Not to mention, I'd probably need to replay them to do significant coverage. What exactly are the kind of things you're looking for?

I remember a while back I planned to start a lengthy analysis on "mothers" and their presence in the FFVII compilation (including Tifa's mom, Tifa, Cloud's mom, Ifalna/Elmyra/Aerith, Jenova, Lucrecia, Gillian etc.) It's a theme which is taken for granted a little. Of course, I never actually started it due to cba
Their presence, and their absence.

This is a really interesting idea. The relationship between parents/parental figures and their children, the failures of parental figures, and the need for their kids to fix their messes, is a really unexplored theme of this game (of the others, too). In FFVII, the good biological mothers all die, the bad mothers exploit their children, and the best mothers are the ones who pick you up off the street and take you home. The relationship between fathers and their sons is even worse! There are (as you'd expect) lots of parallels with the models of family relationships seen in fairy tales.
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Old 08/18/2010   #7
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Yeah I think looneymoon should do that.

And Licorice should finish the shakespeare thing so we can frontpage it
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Old 08/18/2010   #8
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OK, I'll do it this weekend.
But doesn't it need artwork or something to break up the text? Won't it get kind of tiring on the eyes otherwise?
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Old 08/18/2010   #9
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Great ideas, everyone. Keep in mind though, our main priority right now is the basic stuff, quick character descriptions, plot overviews, location descriptions for the classic FFs. That kinda stuff. As of right now those basic things are our main priority.
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Old 08/18/2010   #10
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A parent/children analisys seems rather interesting. And could be an interesting article to post in the front page while we prepare the other stuff.
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Old 08/18/2010   #11
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LicoriceAllsorts wrote: OK, I'll do it this weekend.
But doesn't it need artwork or something to break up the text? Won't it get kind of tiring on the eyes otherwise?
Who was it that used to make those Olde English images aout ACF? Those would go nicely with it, methinks.
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Old 08/18/2010   #12
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ForceStealer wrote: Who was it that used to make those Olde English images aout ACF? Those would go nicely with it, methinks.
They're still on this site somewhere, aren't they? The Bayeux tapestry? But since I wasn't around for all the ACF drama, they were a bit lost on me, sadly.
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Old 08/18/2010   #13
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Yeah...it wasn't Bex, was it?
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Old 08/19/2010   #14
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Alright guys, here's what we need.

What we need:

FFI General Overview
FFI Character Descriptions
FFII General Overview
FFII Character Descriptions
FFIII General Overview
FFIII Character Descriptions
FFIV General Overview
FFIV Character Descriptions
FFV General Overview
FFV Character Descriptions
FFVI General Overview
FFVI Character Descriptions

We obviously aren't expecting one person to do all of this, but if anyone wants to volunteer to write up some basic information, PM me what you got. I can't guarantee that we will use it, but it'll be there!
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Old 08/23/2010   #15
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Neat list, but its missing xenogears
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