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    Sorry to hear you've been sick, that's never fun. At least it sounds like you survived and nothing escalated so that's an accomplishment in of itself. Glad you're digging into a new book series. My only foray into it was the subpar Studio Ghibli effort which was interesting. I've just finished up Neil Gaiman's Sandman series and now I'm reading Stan Lee's memoir. I highly recommend Sandman, it's really great seeing how Gaiman incorporates his vast knowledge of literature and history into that series. I still feel it's hilarious that the two most approachable members of the Endless are Death and Destruction.

    I'll see how I feel about KH2. I may back off from the series for a bit after I finish KH2. I'm really bad about doing a marathon of a series. I get burned out too easily. Though I did kind of want to tackle BbS because I meant for it to be another of my Blog articles but I wanted to play it again to refresh my memory.

    I'm kind of bummed about Elly, I'll likely finish up the short story I had you read because I still plan on sending that to my artist friend, but I've frankly planned out most of her story by now, so continuing any further from here when there is a chance you she may stay in fanfiction hell just feels like a disservice to her. I went back to my novel for a bit, and I may stay there for awhile, but I kind of want to work on something a bit different, so I may either go back through some of my older stories and start working on them again, or I may come up with something new. I keep a list of story ideas I want to work on. I really need to work more on shorter projects that I can work on getting published. There are a few contests I want to enter, but I really feel I should be focusing on sending my work to straight up publishers and just get some exposure. I'm just trying to figure out which ones I want to do.
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    So in KHII news, I've reached the Roxas fight and he's a bit of a doozy for a story boss. I love how Sora's Valor form can't block, but that doesn't stop Roxas from doing so. Between him and Marluxia, I'm stuck with doing content stuff, I especially need to beat Roxas because I'm reaching the point where I seriously need Glide to get anything done anymore. The majority of the puzzle pieces I'm missing pretty much require Glide. I could try going after the Mushroom XIII I guess, but I'm feeling particularly lazy about them. I'm split, because part of me wants to move on from KH2 but the other part of me really wants to face Lingering Will and that's going to require doing the Data Org fights.

    In writing news, I'm in a bit of a standstill. I just learned that I really can't start work on the Elly story of a snag due to some recent revelations about how the comic industry works. So she is going to have to be shelved indefinitely until I get more writing clout. I had another comic book story I was going to write, but the story just doesn't grab me like Elly did, largely because the work is more of an anthology piece than a cohesive whole at the moment. Other than that, I'm kind of in limbo on what to write, been spending most of my time catching up on some of my movie/tv collection instead.

    How are you doing?
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    You know, every time I start thinking I'm being too hard on KHII's plot, I reach a point that reminds me why it's kind of bad. I'm pretty much at the end of the game, just reached The World that Never Was. The party was acting like we jumped right from the Hollow Bastion segment to this part, except I actually slammed dunked like five Disney Worlds to get to this point which is kind of jarring to me. This game has no real buildup to the climax which is probably why I always forget the second half of the plot.

    Even stranger is how the Twilight crew get surprisingly super competent and almost omniscient so they can lead Sora to the virtual Twilight Town, which also just feels like a weird thing to bring back up.

    I've taken down all of the initial optional Org. XIII fights except for Marluxia because he is an asshole and he's the first battle where not having Glide is a real problem. His gimmick is interesting though. He curses you and a number based on your level appears over your head, every time he hits you the number goes down and if it reaches zero he wins, regardless of your health. There is a reaction command to restore you number though.
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    That's pretty adorable. I love the twins.
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    I played enough of the P4 Arena titles to expect some heavy flanderization, and I know the plot really revolves around the two new characters more, much like Arena did, so I'm probably safe from that level of disappointment. I was also curious to see how the new Velvet Twins would work with the other Velvet Room attendees. Of anything, I'll be happy to see them again because they rank as high as Elizabeth and the old P2 crew for me for Velvet Room casts.

    I'm currently revisiting Front Mission 3 for my handheld needs when I'm not grinding in Union X. Really need to get back to KH2FM though.
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    Well I adore Elizabeth, so that's good news. Yeah I know it's more of an Etrian Odyssey style game, but I'm sure I'll like it.
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    You know, I've still haven't gotten around to playing it yet. I've had it since it came out and I still keep getting distracted from playing it. Doesn't help I haven't been in a MegaTen mood lately.
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    I never played the first one!
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    Take your time, I need to get to work on my own projects once I get some RL stuff sorted out.
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    One by one would work for me. Don't want to get overwhelmed.
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Part of your world

by Fynn on 06-06-2017 at 04:37 PM
So there's this nagging issue I've had for quite some time now. It's a pretty abstract issue but one I think is pretty interesting and perhaps even important to share nonetheless. For many reasons, it has only become more pronounced recently.

As some of you may know, I want to be a writer. I try to do as much writing as I can. I even do writing for a living, though as an SEO copywriter, it's not exactly that I have an opportunity to spread my creative wings as part of what keeps giving

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On FFVII (part of my Fmarathon rant)

by Fynn on 11-23-2016 at 11:16 AM
Decided this is worthy of being a blog-post, since it turned out to be a much bigger rant than I expected and I'm not sure the marathon's audience is really there for that kind of stuff

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Welp, got all the way to the Shinra building. I was thinking of barging in for once, but it just feels so stupid. I just had to take the stairs again. What sane person would just charge in, guns blazing, when there's a clearly safer, less-disruptive option?

So far, I can say that

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Frustrations of the writerly sort

by Fynn on 07-01-2016 at 11:13 AM
So there's this thing I've been struggling for quite some time. I don't want to call it a "writer's block" because it kind of seems like an excuse for being lazy. And it usually doesn't last long. This is something that's been eating at me for a long time.

I just kinda feel that I can't write anymore.

I mean, I still write articles for the site sometimes and I write other texts at my work, but it seems like, creatively, I've dried up. I'll come up with ideas

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On story expectations

by Fynn on 03-30-2016 at 11:57 AM
So this is kind of a general discussion, but the general rant I have is based on three popular 3DS RPGs: Bravely Default, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Shin Megami Tensei IV. Sorry if this is chaotic, as I'm just writing this as it comes into my mind. Also, spoilers from the three games abound.

All of those games were very well received, though for different reasons. SMT is kind of here to serve as a neutral ground, as the evaluation of its story is pretty divided, whereas the consensus

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Character Appreciation: Junpei Iori

by Fynn on 03-30-2016 at 10:37 AM
This is in no way an idea I stole from Pumpkin, no siree.


Junpei Iori is a character from the Persona franchise. He first appears in Persona 3 and all of its subsequent releases as a playable party member. He becomes a social link character as well in the female path of Persona 3 Portable, though he isn't date-able. He is also playable in

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