A Final Fantasy (et al) post to welcome you to the glory of Friday (if you don’t have weekends off then may this hopefully brighten the midst of your work week) with more located here!
It’s later on Friday than I’d like it to be, but 11:00 still counts as FFF. I had to take a dose of one of my prescriptions that causes drowsiness. It’s a twice a day medicine, and I was initially taking it morning and evening, but I had the annoying side effect of passing out after work every day, so I switched it to after work and before bed. I’ve been kind of under the weather lately though, so I think my after work dose today did me in (I also started taking something new for my asthma. I swear it’s like symptom roulette). Napping is great. It’s also thankfully Friday, and this is a really easy Final Fantasy question for me.
Many of you already expressed this during the Favorite Soundtrack question, and I may have used this in one of my Questions of the Week, but…
What’s your all time favorite Final Fantasy song? If it’s too painful to pick just one, I understand.
“One Winged Angel” from Final Fantasy VII, which I recently found out is always played either as an encore or part of the regular program at the Distant Worlds concerts, is unquestionably my favorite. I love both the original with its lyrics lovingly borrowed from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana…
or the Advent Children version with its original Latin verse.
I adore that Nobuo Uematsu used Orff as an influence (the Carmina Burana lyrics fit so well), but I also love the dueling electric guitars in the Advent version. Dueling guitars during a duel makes the music meta nor can I decide if my favorite line is “Veni fili veni mi fili hic veni da mihi mortem iterum” from Advent or the traditional “Veni veni venias, ne me mori facias.” Even though I’m planning on having the latter “Ne me mori facias” tattooed on my arm, I do so love saying the first, and both lines are pretty heartbreaking.
It’s also the theme song for my favorite character so there’s that.
What’s your favorite song? Leave a link in the comments if you want and let’s discuss more awesome music!