one of my favourite Monster Factory moments is when Griffin threw a massive party in Second Life at a place he rented and when the owner of the place got upset about him overloading the server with his wild party he immediately got everyone to leave and reimbursed the owner.
Like honestly a lot of Youtubers would have just laughed it off because it is literally just a game fantasy world but there are people who genuinely take SL really seriously and it was nice to see Griffin respect that.
After my new master list lost all its links by some strange occurence, I have to go through and re add the links. I’ve finished the Bucky links so because he’s the character I have most for I’ll just post his own Masterlist and combine him on the other too.
So these are all the Bucky things as of yet. (It will be the full masterlist that will be updated when it’s ready, not this one.)
Is it just me, or was anyone else left completely unsatisfied with the anticlimactic ending of FFXV regarding Ardyn? (I think the whole ending was very badly directed tbh, but that’s enough talk for a whole other rant.)
For instance, compared with one of my favourite FF’s endings, in VIII, when you’re about to beat Ultimecia, she has the iconic monologue.
“Reflect on your… childhood… Your sensation… your words… your emotions… Time… it will not wait… No matter… …how hard you hold on. It escapes you… And…”
First of all can I have a moment of silence for my girl Ultimecia, the most under-appreciated villain in the series. Secondly, I was bawling my eyes out when I played the ending the first time, starting with those words. It was such a deep, meaningful, sorrowful thing to utter before you beat her. I cried uncontrollably because here you are in space, outside time, trying to save the world from an evil witch who wants to end all existence, and she shows human emotion and pain, just as you’re about to destroy her.
Now, I’m not complaining about Ardyn not having a final form or anything to do with the battle, I think it was suitable for his character, and I loved the insults he was throwing at Noctis towards the end of the battle. But I felt the way they dealt with him afterwards was just so poor, so badly written, so WEAK.
Like, seriously Square, you’ve proved so many times you’re masters in portraying complicated, layered character emotions. Why u do me like this? ;___; Like, in stead of him just falling flat on his back, with minimal changes, it could have been so much more meaningful…
(I may have been influenced by a sketch I saw on tumblr a while ago of a similar scene, and it was so delicious it made me really want it to be canon. Couldn’t find the drawing so if you recognize the one I’m talking about, shout out!)
✓ Noctis uses Sword of the Father, plunging it through Ardyn’s abdomen (as he does). Ardyn grabs the sword with his hands, but his legs give in and he falls on his knees, dropping his weight against Noctis. ✓ Catching him, Noctis holds the sword in it’s place, as Ardyn collapses on his shoulder. “So, that’s how you would end it.” ✓ The Old Lucian Kings disappear from around them. Leaning against each other, the two sit on the floor in the dark rain, both exhausted, battered and weak. ✓ This is a great chance to weave in a bit of Ardyn’s story, that we hardly get any of! How about… “I remember the first time I saw you. You were just a boy. A little weakling… Oh how you’ve grown.” No? Ok, how about… “I waited so long. For this day to come, I walked in this world for centuries. And now, it seems… it all happened so soon.” If that’s not your cup of tea, how bout “Could it finally be time… for me to see her again?” Or even just “Thank you…”? ✓ We see Noctis’ back, with Ardyn leaning on him, Ardyn’s eyes getting heavy, tired. “Now it is over, Majesty. What will you do?” ✓ We see Ardyn’s back, Noctis’ expresson is sad, pained, exhausted. ✓ Ardyn: “Banish the daemons and bring peace? Erase me from history once more?” ✓ Noctis closes his eyes, and a small tear rolls down his cheek - it’s because he feels pity, perhaps he feels sadness for his own destiny that will follow, he feels helpless in the game that the Astrals had set up. “This time… you can rest in peace. Close your eyes, forevermore.” ✓ Noctis pushes him away, and getting up, slowly pulls his father’s sword out. ✓ “I will await you… in the beyond.” With those words Ardyn collapses on the ground. He doesn’t just magically vanish, his actual physical corpse is there. We see Noctis slowly turn around and walk up to the steps leading into the palace.
Here his friends run out of the front gates, the usual discussion ensues, Noctis sacrifices himself like he does, and then, in the beyond…
WTF was that scene even? Ardyn still trying to fight Noctis, not even saying any words, Luna appearing clinging onto his hand like some street child from Oliver Twist? Mega summon Knights of The Round (the beyond vresion) explosion. Nooooo, Square, nooo ;______; In stead….
I don’t even know how to save that scene, it was so tacky imho. Maybe just let him meet a white figure, maybe it’s Luna, maybe it’s an oracle of the past, and she will put her hands around his temples, and purge him of all the daemons, finally offering the poor man some peace?
IDK guys, maybe I’m just too bitter about this, but I was wishing for redemption so much, I was so sure they were going to deliver, but the ending just left me cold.
Opposite in every way, these two will never tire of each other, as the attraction between them is amazing. Leo wants to be in the center of attention and craves acceptance from others, while Aquarius, as we all know, is the rebel of the zodiac, laughing in the face of conformity; this aspect will make Leo be fascinated. They will constantly provoke each other, as they’re both quite playful and relaxed(although in completely different ways). The downside of this pair is, however, communication - Leo wants everything in the moment, while Aqua likes to analyze everything from every angle possible. Also, Leo is quite possesive, while Aquarius has a slight fear of commitment. But, y’know, with patience everything is possible, and Aqua + Leo is one of my favourite pairings, tbh.
my all-time ultimate fave character: PEGGY CARTER duh a character I didn’t used to like but now do: Dottie Underwood a character I used to like but now don’t: I wasn’t a big fan of Season 2 Daniel Sousa (largely because of how he treated Violet) a character I’m indifferent about: Jason Wilkes? I mean he was cool but i’m not super emotionally invested in him oops a character who deserved better: Angie Martinelli (where did she gooooo?) a ship I’ve never been able to get into: Peggy/Howard and Peggy/Angie tbh a ship I’ve never been able to get over: Steve/Peggy (yes this counts) a cute, low-key ship: Ana/Edwin an unpopular ship but I still enjoyed it: I don’t really have one a ship that was totally wrong and never should have happened: I see people shipping Peggy/Jack which..no thanks my favourite storyline/moment:(the one where Steve shows up during Peggy’s dream dance sequence) oh, you mean one that actually happened? I have so many…Peggy on the Brooklyn Bridge, Bernard Stark the flamingo, infiltrating the fundraiser, all the scenes in the boarding house…i could go on a storyline that never should have been written: the double love triangle was a disaster my first thoughts on the show: HELL FREAKING YES PEGGY CARTER ON MY TV SCREEN THIS IS THE GREATEST THING EVER my thoughts now: bitter about season 2, disappointed that it was canceled, i miss it every day and it needs a netflix reboot like RIGHT NOW
a character I didn’t used to like but now do: Josh turned out to be such a sweetheart tbh ???
a character I used to like but now don’t: i guess i liked victor for like 5 seconds
a character I’m indifferent about: that doctor penelope works with
a character who deserved better: in life?all of them
a ship I’ve never been able to get into: cant think of one tbh
a ship I’ve never been able to get over: elena x carmen
a cute, low-key ship: penelope x jill
an unpopular ship but I still enjoyed it: is there one tbh?
a ship that was totally wrong and never should have happened: again idk tbh??
my favourite storyline/moment: when elena was abandonedfor her father daughter dance and her family collectively got up and danced with her/all of elenas gay moments/everytime they made commentary about sexism, racism and the treatment of veterans
a storyline that never should have been written:penelope picking up a straight man at a gay bar like??? i can barely pick up gay girls at gay bars unrealistic
my first thoughts on the show: idk if ill like this but pparently theres a lesbian
a character I didn’t used to like but now do: cordelia. as an adult i appreciate her so much more lol
a character I used to like but now don’t: spike. as an adult i hate him so much more lol
a character I’m indifferent about: xander
a character who deserved better: tara, kendra and anya
a ship I’ve never been able to get into: buffy and riley (but did anyone?)
a ship I’ve never been able to get over: BUFFY AND ANGEL. my first loves
an unpopular ship but I still enjoyed it: i think i probably liked the big ones tbh
a ship that was totally wrong and never should have happened: spike and buffy
my favourite storyline/moment: THE UMBRELLA SCENE IN PROM. buffy regaining her confidence in herself during “anne” buffy telling dawn to live. all of the slayers coming together in the finale. xander and willow and the yellow crayon scene. willow breaking down on buffy about oz. willow telling buffy she’s staying in sunnydale for college.
a storyline that never should have been written: spike trying to assualt buffy
my first thoughts on the show: i must make sure i’m home on a saturday to watch this
my thoughts now: i can’t believe joss whedon wrote that
i think my favourite moments in this game are the ones where you get to stop and breathe? finishing the trawl through a super-mutant-infested high-rise and sitting on a balcony watching the sun rise over the ruined city with your companion. it’s just stopping and watching the broken down but still beautiful and somehow alive world when i feel most connected to my survivor. just. taking a breath
A - Age: 20 ( 21 in july! ) B - Biggest fear: Fucking spiders man C - Current time: 10:20pm D - Drink you last had: good ol’ h20 E - Every day starts with: going back to sleep tbh F - Favourite song: currently simple song by the shins and coming home by ramin karimloo G - Ghosts, are they real?: based upon a ouija experience i had, yes. H - Hometown: mashpee, mass I - In love with: colin firth and hadley fraser J - Jealous of: lots??? idk where to begin. K - Killed someone: not that i know of???
L - Last time you cried: tbh any moment solely because i can feel a panic attack arisin’ N - Number of siblings: zilch O - One wish: that i can afford my tracer, ash williams, and mysterion cosplays. P - Person you last called/texted: My ex boyfriend damien Q - Questions you’re always asked: ‘how much did your hair cost???’ and ‘how do you pronounce your last name’ are the most common
R - Reasons to smile: harry hart / colin firth, dogs S - Song last sang: 'hey jude’ by the beatles tbh T - Time you woke up: 8:30am U - Underwear colour: black and grey stripes with a pink band uvu V - Vacation destination: nyc is a fave of mine. W - Worst habit: nail/lip biting X - X-rays you’ve had: hand, leg Y - Your favourite food(s): rice, bacon Z - Zodiac sign: i’m a rab
A - Age: 24 B - Biggest fear: vomit C - Current time: 23:01 D - Drink you last had: coffee tbh E - Every day starts with: failing to get out of bed for about an hour F - Favourite song: at the moment, kill the lights by set it off G - Ghosts, are they real: idk. never met one myself but ?? I - In love with: lmao no K - Killed someone: nah L - Last time you cried: i’m?? struggling to remember. probably last time i watched assassination classroom M - Middle name: i don’t have one c’: N - Number of siblings: 2 sisters O - One wish: for every dog to be happy P - Person you last called/texted: @paintedpaeonia probably, idk i’m too lazy to check Q - Question you are always asked: “what are you studying in college?” m8 im not 18 lol R - Reasons to smile: memes S - Song last sang: paper moon from soul eater, it’s stuck in my head T - Time you woke up: 9ish?? U - Underwear colour: lmao green slytherin ones V - Vacation destination: japan, australia to bother @terra-eternus W - Worst habit: taking nothing seriously X - X-Rays you’ve had: wrist, ankle Y - Your favourite food: pasta, tofu & vegetables Z - Zodiac sign: capricorn