So, there I was, streaming the FFIX swordfight, trying to get 100/100 nobles impressed, like ya do, and all of a sudden, I screw up. (I blame it on the joystick, but of course, it was me. When in gaming-rage, though, blaming hardware is an unwritten rule.)
Hey Y’all, hope your FFIX run-throughs are going well! Just finished mine recently, and it was just as amazing as I remembered it. So amazing, in fact, that I was inspired to create a little music video, combining cutscenes from my favorite game with a song from my favorite band, Cloud Cult. The song is called “Pretty Voice”, and it’s all about Zidane and Dagger’s relationship, so I found it fitting 🙂
If you don’t have the cash and still wanna play, comment below and I’ll get it for ya somehow. I’ve got some extra gaming-budget dough that I’d much rather spend on buying other people FFIX than buying myself anything. I’M ASKING YOU TO TAKE MY MONEY. DO IT.
Sorry I haven’t been around recently – I’ve come up with a few nice blog posts, but I’ve had a few other projects (Kindred and The Slap-Happy Chaps) kinda take over for a while. That said, I did make this video that I wanted to share with you: a musical montage featuring 6 different versions of Final Fantasy’s “Prelude”!
Regardless of how much it changes anything, though, I’m super excited that they’re paying some attention to the greatest damn FF of all time. Honestly, I’m more excited for this than the FFVII remake (and I’ll detail why in another post).
So, exciting news – I’ve officially moved to a new city! It’s been busy and hectic and bananas, but it’s all starting to settle down now, and it feels great. I might be able to start writing again soon! Yay!
Speaking of writing, I gotta talk about some changes – I haven’t been updating this blog like I used to, and I’m going to change that. Recently, I’ve been feeling pretty unhappy. Uninspired. Sluggish. Guilty about feeling all of these things, because I’m aware that I probably have it better than 95% of people on Earth, and having that guilt compound my unhappiness, temper my inspiration, and add to my sluggishness. It’s a vicious cycle that I’m committed to breaking out of, and I’m going to use FinalFantasyIX.com to help me succeed.
Starting this Sunday, I’ll be releasing two blog posts a week, Sundays and Thursdays, in a series (uncreatively) called “Gaming Inspirations”. Video games, and FFIX in particular, have been huge in the development of my personal philosophies; by writing a few posts a week, I’m going to put in writing how they’ve done so, and hopefully that will spur me into more effectively applying these philosophies in my life. Maybe it’ll help you too, who knows!
Now that that’s outta the way, I’d like to mention my Amazon Affiliate Link. It’s a way you can support FinalFantasyIX.com, free of charge, just by shopping at Amazon. When you shop through FinalFantasyIX.com’s affiliate link, Amazon will give a small percentage of whatever you buy to help support this site. If you like shopping on Amazon as much as I do, bookmark the link, and follow that bookmark when you shop, and you’ll be supporting this site! For free! Simple as that! 🙂
Just a quick overview of what has happened at FFIXBlog over the past year:
– 13,000 page views
– 69 posts (neheheheheheheh)
– Almost 200 followers
– Created a forum with a few members
– A super-cool poster contest, with one of the followers winning “The Art of Final Fantasy IX” art book
– A few interviews with people who worked on FFIX
– Me having a buttload of fun writing about my favorite game of all time
– I’ve even got a couple of bucks donated!
Man, it’s been awesome, guys, really. Thanks so much.
A reminder that this is your site, too – if you wanna contribute an article or start a topic on the forum, etc., etc., please do! I’d love for there to be a nice community around this site and Final Fantasy IX in general 🙂
Have a super day, guys! I’m working on writing something up about the ending of KH, too (which I finished). Great game.
Also, I’ll be starting up a new blog, broetry.com, where I will be writing beer-swillin’, backwards-snapback-wearin’, ridiculous poetry. It’ll probably be up next month.