This is finally relevant

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I FINALLY FINISHED IT

…is Dark Souls even relevant anymore?

This is my personal farewell to a game series that has managed to captivate and move me like no other. Perhaps you will find a few of your own experiences reflected within it, too. If you’ve found this comic, I’m glad we could undertake a small part of this journey together. Enjoy!

(I would have liked to include so many more things but ajksdkflkanc I’m just glad it is done)

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i want you so much (but i hate your guts)

Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson

AU in which Louis gets accepted to play for the Manchester University Alpha-Beta Football Team. The only problem: Louis is actually an Omega. He is determined to make it big in the football world, though, and he can’t do that bound to an Omega team. With the help of a faked doctor’s certificate and some pretty strong suppressants he is ready to fight for his dream.

That Harry Styles (Alpha, second year and youngest football captain of the A-B team in ages) doesn’t seem to like him complicates matters, though.


This is still a Work in Progress!


COMPLETE (12.11.2017)

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Things get broken, and sometimes they get repaired, and in most cases, you realize that no matter what gets damaged, life rearranges itself to compensate for your loss, sometimes wonderfully.

A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara.  

It’s a touch embarrassing to be writing lyrical analysis for One Winged Angel in this day and age, but dammit, it’s worth doing, and I’m going to explain why.

One Winged Angel is among the most iconic tracks in the Final Fantasy repertoire, a fact which hard-done-by fans of Final Fantasy VI are eternally bitter about. Whatever their arguments, though, One Winged Angel IS a better end-boss theme than Dancing Mad, and absolutely deserves its popularity, even once you’re past the age where Ominous Latin Chanting is automatically cool. In terms of its content and contribution to the narrative, it absolutely stands alone.

Typically, the way final battles go down is that the heroes and the villain trade words on their oppositional philosophies and what matters to them before squaring off once and for all. Uniquely, this is absent in FFVII - Cloud asserts his perspective to an uncannily silent Sephiroth. But! We still do get a short summation of Sephiroth’s perspective!

We get One Winged Angel.

The thing is, OWA is not a 1-1 replacement for what Sephiroth might say about himself at this moment in time. It’s far more neutral and declarative. It’s a song about Sephiroth, and as such, it doesn’t conform to the same narrative that Sephiroth constructs for himself. In diverging from the things he’s told us about his goals thus far, it provides unique and valuable insight, and its meaning is stark even before you start over-analyzing:

Burning inside with violent anger
Fate, monstrous and empty
Come, come, pray come,
Do not let me die

This is all about feelings. This has nothing to do with a grandiose vision for the future, with being the what-do-I-have-to-be-sad-about chosen one, with high-minded rule or Godhood or any of the things he’s been laughing about. We knew it was there because of Nibelheim, but since then, there’s been no real acknowledgement of the truth of the situation: Sephiroth’s a wretch. He hides it, but it’s all that fuels him, and the only thing that gives him any narrative coherence.

And thanks to OWA, that’s the actual, final word we have on him.

The FFXV Characters & Pizza!

Noctis:

  • That guy that appreciates a plain ‘ol slice of cheese pizza
  • Or just pepperoni
  • He likes the toppings kept to a minimum
  • Doesn’t mind anchovies for some reason
  • NO VEGGIES or else he’ll pick them all off while going “ew”
  • Orders pizza under “Noct Gar” for reasons
  • Casually “Yeah thanks, here you go” while handing the delivery guy a huge tip

Gladiolus:

  • Meat Lovers is his fav
  • Also a supreme guy; he likes a big pile of meat and veggies
  • Will get a bunch of hot peppers from time to time
  • Deep dish & give him a crust with a cronch
  • Doesn’t fuck with anchovies
  • Will come out to the car (with an umbrella if it’s raining) so they don’t have to fumble to the door with his multiple pizzas
  • “Keep the change.”

Prompto:

  • Likes Hawaiian and is really offended if you knock on pineapple
  • Actually a monster with those ‘build your own pizza’ things
  • None pizza with left beef
  • Extra cheese
  • Requests for the pizza place to draw a chocobo on the box
  • Has to get breadsticks every time
  • Drops the money at the door
  • Knows a couple of the workers at his favorite establishment and one of them is definitely named “Mario”

Ignis:

  • Would rather make the pizza himself so he only orders with the other boys
  • Tandoori chicken or prawns
  • Likes lots of vegetables on his pizza
  • Complains about the grease or doneness of the crust
  • Order is scheduled for 4:15 on the dot and they had better be ready
  • “Has a question” regarding the freshness of the ingredients and the local pizzeria feels mildly threatened by his culinary opinion
  • Resulting 20% discount so he’ll just leave
  • Tips well because he pities the youth that work there