In honor of it being the 19th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII’s release in North American, I usually have a new essay prepared to publish on this date. Alas that is not the case this year. I haven’t had time to draft the myriad articles I still want to write, so I must resort to narcissism of the most shameful kind and give you (literally) my top five favorite FFVII posts. These are the ones I’ve written over the years. If you’ve already read and enjoyed them, I thank you in advance, and if this if your first time seeing them, I thank you in the future.
Original Post Date: October 4, 2015
When I started doing macros, I never thought it explode into so many. Also two years ago I knew absolutely nothing about photo editing and manipulation, so I’ve learned quite a lot from my forays into it.
This is my favorite one out of the three I made (per the link). Anything with Sephiroth and Lucrecia breaks my heart so I’m just going to move onto…
Original Post Date: March 4, 2016
The true original post date is actually earlier. I updated the entry because I updated the video on YouTube. I’m not sure when I first put this up, but I suspect it was sometime in 2015.
This was my very first slideshow, and so far I’m still pretty proud of it. I’ve only had time to make three others, and I want to graduate to AMVs soon, but I imagine those will take even more time.
I absolutely adore this song. It started reminding me of their ship while I was writing Northern Lights, Chapter 14 to be exact. Now I can’t listen to it without seeing the images I chose and even some I made up for the novel length fanfiction. The next entry is a more recent work…
Original Post Date: July 15, 2016
Only a few months old, this essay was a few years in the making. I always knew VII was dark, but the older I grew and the more I read, the deeper the shadows grew. I knew I’d have to gather them together in one place (dangerous as that might be) so I could present them to you. However, there’s another essay that ranks even higher than this…
Original Post Date: August 5, 2015
Although this essay languished in my brain for over ten years, took me two weeks to write, and cost me numerous tears, I wouldn’t take it back for the world (nope, not even to catch the meteor. Sorry). While looking at it a year later, there are some things I might eventually clean up and polish, the core of it is solidly in place. Though at inception I never planned to not only defend Sephiroth but several people from ASOIAF, an utterly different work, but if in comparison I can offer up other defenses to persuade, I won’t scoff at that.
I refer to this essay quite a bit, and have been pulled into some pretty brutal arguments because of it. Nevertheless, I continue to find more evidence (possibly because I’m biased towards it. Hey, I acknowledge it) to support, and I’m trying to foster an attitude that welcomes friendly debate.
Original Post Date: March 27, 2015
To date Northern Lights is the best story I’ve ever written. It was a labor of love and a fantastic learning experience both personally and as a writer. I wrote it to resolve a grave injustice I know the game (not even the Remake) ever would. I already talk about NL ad nauseum (and have another Editing Blog post on my day planner to write), so the last thing I’ll say is if my original paranormal romance novel The Serpent’s Tale is every published, it was one, very obviously inspired by the Aeriseph OTP, and two, Northern Lights was written on the template of it. Therefore if it’s published and if you read it (two huge ifs) don’t think you’ve lost your marbles if you notice that. It’s not a coincidence. Sometimes writers have to be lazy or sometimes we just recycle ideas we’ve already thought up.
So there’s my tribute to my favorite story of all time Final Fantasy VII, though it’s not like I’m not constantly writing love letters to it even in posts that aren’t about FFVII. I try not to let this day pass without saying something about it especially since it invokes triple sevens being SEPTember 7, 1997, which I just mentioned in a comment to one of my lovely blog followers, though I cannot remember which one.
Let me know your favorite character and favorite FFVII song in the comments. My favorite character is obviously Sephiroth, but Aeris and Vincent are very close for the heroic ones (she’s slightly higher than him). There are too many songs I love to just pick one.
- One Winged Angel
- You Can Hear the Cry of the Planet
- Aeris’s Theme
- Tifa’s Theme
I look forward to your replies!