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Jecca Mehlota ([personal profile] jecca_mehlota) wrote2012-03-15 10:36 pm

I am not really back, exactly!

My computer is up and running again! Sort of! My father and brother, using phones and the internet and free time, were able to take the beast apart and poke at it or something until it remembered how to work (I wasn't there and my father is not the best at describing things). It is a bit precarious, and I definitely need to get a new computer now, but at least it is sort of working!

Meanwhile, I somehow injured my back and have been experiencing Super Fun Muscle Spasms for the last, er, two weeks, now. They're not near as bad as they were, though, just sometimes I'll do something that aggravates them (like, uh, sweeping, apparently! Which is bad news when I have to close the department at work).

Also, my wheelchair-bound cousin (the one who's wife was unfairly jailed) has been getting worse and worse since the sentencing, and that sort of (hopefully?) hit its peak when he went into ORGAN FAILURE last week, that was awesome. They got him stabilized, and he's responsive again, but aaaaaugh.

Also some other stuff but none of it comes to mind, whoops.

ALSO I HAVE BEEN SPENDING WAY TOO MUCH TIME PLAYING FFXIII-2 so here is A LOT of that. (...it's about 18 pages in Word.)


AND THEN LIFE HAPPENED and I didn’t play for a few weeks, BUT I’M BACK NOW!! With a PS3 update are you kidding me.

Anyway, my computer is out of commission due to power issues now, so I salvaged this document from its hard drive and plopped it onto my ancient thing with a shoddy keyboard, impossibly slow processing power, and no internet access because it is old and feeble. I don’t know why it won’t access the internet anymore. IT IS KIND OF AWKWARD. I mean, even ignoring the no internet thing, the computer itself is awkward. Also the keyboard set up is a little different, so I keep hitting the wrong keys, which is a bit annoying.

Also the music they play during this pre-game cutscene (which is the same as the opening cutscene, just without dialogue) reminds me of something out of Ecco: Defender of the Future right neat the beginning.


SO YEAH, HERE WE GO, back to the gaming!

I was looking for artefacts NO SPELLCHECK DON’T AUTOCORRECT ME silly thing. You mean well.

But I mean “artefacts.”

Hm. I can “seal” gates now.


HELP I CAN’T REMEMBER HOW TO ACTIVATE MOG’S POWER.

Okay it’s R1, found it. We’re good.

TIME GATE RAAAA

I open a gate and Serah has some kind of fit. It’s just ‘cause she’s tiiiired or something. LIES. There was another gate, too, but I am not sure which one I need to go to? I am not sure it matters. DOES IT MATTER? The world may never know. Argh.

And now Noel and Serah have kind of a dumb conversation as they float along. Also, Noel, isn’t everything the past for you? I mean, based off your starting point, and all, anyway.

So I guess I’m going to Yaschas Massif now. 10 years from where we started!


… also, another fact about this laptop. It has a line of dead pixels running up and down the screen towards the right, and it sometimes hides punctuation, so I just had a weird moment looking for the period at the end of a sentence, and then I figured out what had happened and changed it to a comma and added “anyway” because RAR PUNCTUATION. (It was that paragraph just above, where this occurred. If you were wondering.)


They have a perpetual eclipse! That’s kinda neat, really. I mean, it sucks for them, but it’s neat.

So you’re saying it’s a paradox? WELL, NOT IN SO FEW WORDS. C’mon, Noel, just spit this shit out. Lightning wouldn’t have time for your rambling if she were here. She is not, and Serah is disinclined to punch people in the face, so you are safe, but FOR HOW LONG?

I wonder what purpose Fenrir serves, other than to bring about a ridiculously long ecplise.


LIGHT CIRCLE COME BACK where did it goooo-- oh god behemoth why. Thank goodness I prepared for the eventuality of running into strong, scary monsters. GO, GO, MEDIGUARD!

Also, hey! These ones don’t stand up and heal at 50% hp!

I got a Behemoth Fang! It is a key item. I am not sure why. Maybe I need it for a quest later.


ALSO THAT WAS COMPLETE BULLSHIT WTF SO

One spawned right near a light circle, and I ran away, and then I couldn’t get back to a light circle before the one that spawned immediately after got me THAT SUCKED UGH WELL IT’S NOT LIKE I WAS SAVING THESE PHOENIX DOWN FOR ANYTHING ELSE and now I am down to one AND NOEL JUST DIED I DON’T CARE IT’S ALMOST DEAD SERAH PLEASE PLEASE KILL IT

THANK YOU


… on the positive side, I just got a Feral Behemoth as an ally, so, uh. I am actually kinda surprised that’s allowed. BUT IT WON’T PAY FOR A NEW PHOENIX DOWN STASH. UUUUGH.


I’m gonna put the stupid orange cap on its head, ‘cause it makes me feel better.


YAY there are people in this darkness! That means it is safe, right?

NOPE JUST KIDDING RUN SERAH RUN

And now I’m freaking out every time monsters spawn, haha. Oh, dear.

Actually, if Serah’s medic were a bit better, I’d be tempted to throw this one up against one of the other ones, just to see how it fares, heh.

HELLO, WOOF! It is good to see you again, now that we appear to be back out of behemoth territory. Not that I dislike Cait Sith, or anything, I just like tearing through shit with my wolf-thing better.

His name is Woof. The game does not let me call him that, but it is his name. (SO DISAPPOINTED that I can only choose from a list of names and not input one myself. Oh, well.) I NEVER claimed to be entirely clever with my naming. Or possibly the internet-loss is making me silly.

Also he is really cute, and a silly, stupid name like Woof seemed appropriate.

(He’s an Albino Lobo for the truly curious.)


Still, it is crap that I could name something “Kewl” or “Kewtie” and not Woof.


… oh, gosh. How long have you have the “I want to talk” bubble over your head? Sorry.

…. I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO TALK, NOEL. STOP MOONWALKING AWAY FROM ME.


Hahaha, I wish I were more willing to choose some of these dialogue options. MAYBE THE ECPLISE IS HERE EARLY BECAUSE OF BOREDOM. DIDN’T YOU EVER CONSIDER THAT??

BUT NO. I must stick with the reasonable and dull ones. Because I am dull.

YOU AGAIN?! …Oh, okay, it’s not my old friend Gogmagoogle or whatever. It just looks very similar.

Though Gogmagog could only dream of being troublesome. I dislike this boss. … Well, mostly I dislike Landshatter, but since this boss uses it, I dislike this boss. Ta-da.

OH NO GRAVITY FIELD!!!

Boomerang! Yeah, I kinda figured Hope’d have to be showing up, with a chapter title like that.

S’up, dude.

… everyone he knew is gone? So, wait… Really, everyone? That sucks. :( I wonder where Sazh went. Do we run into him later? (And what about his father? Maybe he died offscreen in the first game.)

Heh, Hope grew up, but it looks like Alyssa didn’t get the memo that time passed.


HOPE HAS A FANGIRL.


Hee, I like how the NPCs all crowd around whenever you do anything neat, like have Mog find items. (I also am amused by how they run in fear when I initially tell Mog to go find things.)

Hm. This does sound suspiciously like Sazh fell through a hole in time. And possibly Snow, as well. (I LIKE THIS LIVE TRIGGER, IT LET ME ASK ALL THE QUESTIONS.)

Are these “Farseerers” one of the things one of the many many many offshoot games are going to be about? It’s a familiar word, but it’s not like it’d be that hard for anyone to come up with.

Hahaha AND SO THE PROPHECY WAS THE CAUSE OF THE EVENTS OF THE PROPHECY. Isn’t that how it always goes?

Heeey, wait. Yeul was the name of the girl in the opening. I’M WISE TO YOU, GAME.

Not entirely sure how Noel is, but whatever. Maybe there was a Yeul in the future. Hey, they DID all flee into the wilderness and avoid contact with others. It’s possible there were survivors.

GET OFF MY ARM. Hope has so much patience. I am amazed.


NICE COVER, NOEL. EVERYONE BELIEVES YOU, I’M SURE. I, for one, am totally convinced. Yes.

The books taught him how to work it, too, you know.

SEVERAL CENTURIES OLD FROM THE FUTURE!!! Or they just had really fantastic time-cameras in the past. Trippy seeresses.

Oh, man, that was a fantastically easy artefact GOD DAMN IT SPELLCHECK.


Wait, really? Cocoon and Gran Pulse-dwellers are at each other AGAIN? Grow up, guys, for crying out loud.

Noel is failing at social behaviours again. It is not your fault, Noel! You did not mean to grow up and become the last human alive! It just sort of happened that way. And now you’re like… Squall2.0 or something. (You’ve even got the hairstyle down.)

OERBA. The abyss ate you! Goodness. D:


And now it is DISSIDIA TIME! With connect the dots, I guess.

Whenever the white title screen flashes, I have a moment’s panic that the game has reset or something.

Man, 200 years and Oerba is still full of rogue Cie’th limbs? Let’s blame it on space-time collapsing.

BOOM, found the rest of town. Yay!

Also an Oracle Drive, which that Yeul girl over there doesn’t want me to touch, I guess.

MAGIC PROPHECY CHANGING

Iiiit’s Caius! Please don’t monologue at us too much. No offense, you just kinda look like the monologuing type, and I’m not in the mood tonight. Oh, thank goodness! Instead we just get to beat on each other for a while.

Ah, Caius shares a VA with Red XIII and Kain. No wonder he sounds familiar.


and lo was caius undone by the mere claws of a lowly cait sith


I guess Noel just knows everyone? Maybe Caius was the annoying other kid who went off and got himself killed (“KILLED”??) in a hunting accident or whatever.

OH NO FLOWER

She walks oddly.

What’s that, Noel? He can’t be here in this time? Because we, ourselves, are not out of place at all in any way? Is that what you’re saying?


Anyway, uh. Now that we’ve well and truly broken the timeline. Back to Yaschas. Or back to a Yaschas, anyway.

Hey, sunshine! Forget Hope, I’mma run around and see what this place actually looks like.

NOOO daylight behemoth!!

NOOOO daylight behemoth stands up!!!


… this flower-plant monster is called a Necrosis. THAT’S … inspiring. Probably not a critter you’d want following you around, really. Yes, this is my necrosis. Hello.

Though it’d be cool if Woof could follow me around. Because he’s cute.


I’m gonna be honest, guys. It really bothers me that Serah can’t quite clear Noel’s head when she jumps.


Haha, the cat-lady from the first reality is a dog-lady in this one.

POOR, LONELY HOPE. Nothing ever changes.

I AM TOTALLY OKAY WITH CHANGING THINGS TO BRING BACK FANG AND VANILLE.

HEY, holding it up ourselves worked for Fang and Vanille. DON’T JUDGE ME, ALYSSA.

Also, uh, every time I see you, I am surprised. I keep expecting you to disappear as we correct paradoxes. … sorry? YOU MAKE ME NERVOUS.


Problem: at an unknown time, far in the future, Cocoon falls down and kills lots and lots of people.

Solution: more the fuck off and away from the crystal pillar. Yay!

Ah, if only it were that simple.


So, I’m getting really curious about that other gate back in the Bresha Ruins. It probably won’t break the game if I go back and investigate that, right?


SUNLETH!

And a thousand million flan. THIS IS THE END OF THE WORLD. How embarrassing. Done in by flan. Hahahaha.

I feel like I’ve missed something. Perhaps I am, indeed, not supposed to be here? Also, Snow looks peculiar.

IDK I AM GONNA KEEP GOING UNTIL I KNOW FOR SURE FUCK IT

Serah, be careful. Keep this up, you might magically transform into another Yeul.

OKAY I guess I get to run around as Noel now. Definitely can’t leave any time soon, then.

Holy shit that is a massive flan. Ew.

(Also, hahaha, do they really think we don’t know the ??? person is Snow? … well, I guess Noel might not know.)

Oh, maybe it’s the lack of hat that’s really throwing me off, here. SNOW. FIND YOUR HEADGEAR SO I CAN RECOGNISE YOU.

NOEL, DO NOT QUESTION SNOW’S SENTINAL PROWESS. He can STEELGUARD!! like you would not believe.

And also, not that the game knows or cares, BUT ALSO in my XIII file, Snow’s got SEN fully leveled.

(Also, he’s been wandering time all by himself for a while. He can probably handle shit, at least a little.)


I like it when I five star boss battles. Been pretty good at it thus far. IT MAKES ME GO YAY.


…AND NOW WE RUN AWAY.

hahahahaha oh no noel. This is a losing argument. YOU CANNOT PENETRATE SNOW’S THICK-HEADED, CONFIDENT OPTIMISM.


… was the conversation where Serah told Noel what happened to Snow one of those conversations where I had dialogue options? Because we covered why he left way back in new Bodhum… Weren’t you paying attention? :(


Hm. Okay, we didn’t know about the seeing Lightning bit.

OH NO! The giant flan really was the end of the world! Hahaha, that is… really kind of pathetic, considering what easy monsters they typically are. Shaaaaaame.


Well, of course she wants Vanille and Fang kept safe! How can TEAM AWESOME reform if two-thirds are shattered into little crystal bits? She’s gotta watch out for her girlfriends, you know?

Woaah, that thing is huge. What is in the water here, that all the monsters have grown so massive?!


… Yeah, sure, just THROW THE MOOGLE. This is easily the most hilariously awful thing I’ve seen today.


What?? Oh, hell. SNOW. Go punch yourself in the face. The datalog has just pointed out to me that you’ve got a l’Cie brand again. WHAT DID YOU DO.


SERAH! SERAH THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING THE “GRAN” IN GRAN PULSE.

Also, “well, you were all born down on the planet” is not much in the way of similarities. You can do better than that!

Well, actually, maybe Serah can’t. She was a crystal most of the time. Okay, I’ll give you a pass, there.


… anyway, er, I am getting a bit worried about abandoning the other storyline, so, no offense Snow, but we’re gonna scoot back over there.


BACK TO NO-ECLIPSE LAND! Where was I going?

…INTO A MASSIVE CIE’TH, APPARENTLY. Whoops.

I guess this is when I am super glad I brought Serah’s medic up enough for her to know Raise, because my phoenix down stash is still pretty sorry. Though I am pretty sure this is a losing battle. Yikes. I would like to concede this round, Gorgyra, so could you please hurry up and kill me so I don’t feel bad about giving up? BECAUSE wanting to concede and allowing myself to are completely different things, and I am not very good at not trying my damnedest to stay alive against monsters.

But, I mean, let’s face it. I am probably not equipped to deal with a mob with 848000 hp at this point.


Ugh, fuck it. RETRY. RUN AWAY. ESCAPE THE CIRCLE! AAAAUGH!! hahaha made i--


IT RESPAWNED IN FRONT OF ME.

FUCKER.


FINE. RUN AWAY AGAIN AND GRAB THE CHOCOBO.


Safety.

That was awful. Let’s not do it again.


I guess Caius was here, after all. AND THEN YEUL DIES (or passes right the fuck out).


… mystery gate leads us to WHO KNOWS. The Void Beyond. It is… somewhere. At some point. Maybe.

How did we manage to fall out of reality. GOOD JOB, GUYS.

Yeah, that was – that was not a legend, Noel.


Sooo… not much to do here. EXCEPT GET THOSE TREASURE ORBS BEHIND THESE WALLS. I was really annoyed for a moment at my inability to reach them before I remembered I could toss Mog.

:3


The locked location is boring and, in fact, the game flat out tells me to go back and find somewhere else to poke around. XD But not before I pick up a casino ticket! I think I can hear a cube, too, but I can’t find it.

OKAY. Back to reality!


Or something like it, anyway. I CAN THROW A MOOGLE! I wanna go see if there are any new things I can pick up, so first it is time for a sweeping tour of all the areas I’ve uncovered so far.

All, you know, what, three of them?


I FOUND SNOWLAND! … Snow the white, fluffy stuff, not Snow the big, dumb guy.

And it is so cold here that Serah’s outfit changed colours!


RED CHOCOBO. It has crazy music, right? I do not think I need to ride that chocobo. I don’t think I can.

ALSO PURPLE ONES THAT ATTACK ME NOOOO curse my MONSTER?! HIT IT! reflex! Maybe I will catch it. That would be okay.

Holy shit, this bird is hardcore.

IT IS AN “ENTRENCH”-OFF BETWEEN NOEL AND THE CHOCOBO. It ended when I got our HP back up and took him off SEN.

AND THE BIRD JUST RAN AWAY. Cheater.


OH BUT THERE IT IS AGAIN (because of course it is the same chocobo).

… apparently it cures itself. I REPEAT: CHEATER.


And it ran away again. Oh, well. :\

SILVER PETAL AQUIRED!!

…Lex, why were you out of phase?


…. Brant, you are not funny. Also, that is why Lex was out of phase! BECAUSE HE IS DEAD.



HAHA, BIRD! YOU ARE MINE NOW. :D


Okay, we ran some quests, found some fragments, and befriended a purple chocobo. Now let’s bust outta this freezing hell-hole and drop off that silver flower thing.


Which was, of course, for a dead girl. WHAT A HAPPY GAME THIS IS.


Are Albino Lobos uncommon? (Well, they are albino…) I have only seen one the once, when I got Woof.


More questing… for Cole’s sake, I hope he doesn’t get shot back to his proper/original time once we solve all this mess.


Sooo. I guess it’s Augusta Tower time?


Oh, god, how do they know this information. PLOT MAGIC? Am I seriously just accidentally skipping huge chunks of the game? Why would I be able to go here if doing as such would ruin everything? SE, MAKE LINEAR GAMES, THIS ONE CONFUSES ME TOO MUCH.


Okay. Tower. In my defense, I am very, very tired, but are these numbers the AI keeps saying supposed to be making any sort of sense?


Oh. I SEE. I guess I should’ve been writing those down? Well, the last number was a 7, and the first few went in order, until it jumped up to 7 and I was confused at where the in-betweens went… and that limits me to one choice, so! Ta-da! That was awesome.

And now the tower is gonna try and murder me. Whee!


… or not. I guess. Whatever?


Hahaha oh geez. I was slowly working my way back down to the gate and it occurs to me, y’know, whenever you pause, there’s an option to return to the Historia Crux. Why don’t we just do that. AND SO I DID.



WHERE AM I GOING NOW? I’ve forgotten. I called it a night after leaving Augusta Tower. Um. Let’s try Sunleth again!

Hello, again, Snow.

HEY. Don’t be questioning my choice of directions! Just because it’s not the right way doesn’t mean it’s not a good direction! Look, see? I FOUND GIL. So shut up and let me wander where I will! >_>

I WANT TO ASK SNOW IF HE FEELS LIKE A SONG. But I will refrain.


And now we part ways! … “Don’t do anything I would”? WELL AT LEAST HE’S SELF-AWARE


ARCHYLTE STEPPE ALL RIGHT! I liked this place. It was pretty! And full of things to fight! Though mostly they were things to live in fear of when I first arrived.


Woah, it’s all… ah. Is this… I do not see Cocoon up there. Is it the weather, obscuring the view? Are we post Cocoon-fall? Or are we way, way, waaaay back in the past?

Also, hey, this music is from … Taejin’s… whatever place. With the musical elevator.


I have found a cactuar-shaped rock. (Rock? I think it’s a rock…)


RED BIRD!!


And now I have found a red cactuar rock thing! What happens if I touch it?? DEATH??

… nothing. What a let down.


Anyway, hello, nomad outpost! YOU ARE FULL OF PEOPLE NOT SPEAKING WITH ACCENTS. Though a lot of the girls dress sorta like Vanille. Hmmm. Regardless, my money’s on future, possibly POST APOCALYPSE!

They want me to go kill goblins ‘cause they don’t think I’m awesome enough to deal with stuff.

The goblins came with a chocobo, so I smote them and befriended it. FEATHERY FLUFFS EVERYWHERE!! … actually, since that makes three, I could actually have all my monster allies be chocobos. Though then I would have two additional commandos, when Noel already fits that role just fine.

AHA. The red cactuar statue teleports us! Neat!


(heeee, the poem in the Woolly Stone fragment’s entry is wonderful!)


A MAGIC WEATHER-CONTROLLING DECUVE. Yeah, sure. WHY NOT.


I FOUND THE MONSTER!

… and a turtle. Well, poop. I know there’s no way I’ll be able to kill that yet. Ugh.

(And yet here I go, to give it the obligatory try.)

Oh, thank goodness. The game doesn’t expect me to be able to. Help me, villagers! How do I make it move?

Aha! And someone just mentioned they used to live on Cocoon. We are, indeed, flung into the future!


… I just caught a second chocobo. (I WAITED AND WAITED FOR IT TO RUN ‘cause I didn’t want to kill it AND IT WOULDN’T GO AWAY and finally uuugh I gave up and murdered it, only it didn’t die, it turned into MY NEW FRIEND) I did not know you could catch monsters twice…? I mean, I assumed you could catch a new one if you got rid of one, but to catch a second when you still have the first, that surprised me.


YEAH, YOU BETTER RUN, TURTLE.

… wow, this thing really is huge, isn’t it?

… it was also a complete pushover, but, eh. Can’t have everything, I guess. (… or am I grossly overleveled. It is hard to tell.)


FUCK. BEHEMOTH.



Anyway, uh, back to Sunleth again, I suppose. AND NOW FLAN-KILLING? Maybe, anyway, haha.

No, the DANGER DANGER warning’s still there. (God, that battle music is horrid. XDD) So I guess we will look into this double-paradox thing, instead! Time to cross the entire freaking zone and get to that other gate.

I really can’t get over how ridiculous Snow’s hair is.

COLISSSSEEEEEUM! How exciting!

… or not, since it’s another broken area. Bah! And I’m being kicked out, anyway. Still, at least that was easy.

NOW IT IS TALKING TIME. Noel, you’ve got some Issues, don’t you? And back to Sunleth again. Where Snow has gone off to get himself murdered. Good job, Snow.

Hm. Maybe not. This new flan is much, much smaller than the original.

Nope, he still got himself good and thrashed. Idiot.

Oh, nooo! Snow! You’re disappearing! Serah is sad! CHARACTERS! WITH EMOTIONS!

(Though, haha, I am laughing at Snow’s pendant magically falling to the ground. What, did Serah hand it back to him at some point offscreen or something? Or did she throw it on the ground in a fit of drama and angst? WHAT HAPPENED, HERE?)

Also, I am glad they finally commented on the l’Cie brand, even if I’d never have noticed it beforehand if the datalog hadn’t pointed it out.

“Who would be insane and stupid enough to do that?”…? Serah, have you met your fiancé? Also, Fang and Vanille would be sideeyeing you so hard if they weren’t crystal. (To be fair, though, I am on your side, here.)


Hmm. Another collection of corrupted areas. Or the same ones, rather.

Another conversation I am glad they are having! (Not the one about Yeul being reincarnated again and again, I think we’d all already figured that one out.) The one about, hey, Noel, what if we change history so you don’t exist? (Also, wouldn’t that create yet another paradox?) He is okay with having never existed! (AND MAY I JUST SAY, I am super glad I threw Mog into that sphere last time we were here. I’d be going nuts if it were just sitting there, bobbing up and down and up and down, throughout our entire conversation…)

“The Calm” gate seal? WHAT DOES FFX HAVE TO DO WITH THIS?!


Oh, no! Too many choices again! D: Do I go by year? Start at the top of the screen and work down? FLIP COINS??

Hey! Sazh is in the little scenes that flash around for Serendipity! RIGHT DECISION?? Gimme some Sazh! He is awesome!

… wait, I’ve been here before. Was it called Serendipity then? I think it was a double unknown. (glancing up, that seems to have been the case) BUT I RECOGNISE THIS PLACE.

Well. This certainly explains the casino ticket I found here earlier.

ALSO IT IS RUN BY MITHRA! And full of Chocolina look-alikes. I guess we know where she escaped from now, haha. XD

SLAM ON BREAKS “card tables are to be made available later through DLC” WAY TO RUIN THE EXPERIENCE, GUYS


hahahaha noel’s stuck on the roulette wheel


You having fun, dude?


Ah, he finally noticed I’d wandered away.


… DAJH NAMED THE CHICK CHOCOLINA. COINCIDENCE??

Chocobo racing. Is that why I was able to catch multiple chocobos? (promise together we will chase the suuuuuun)

(So, this has happened a couple times, now, and I’m not sure if it’s genius or coincidence. I – being Serah – will go over somewhere and poke around at stuff or race chocobos or talk to NPCs or… whatever. And when I finish that, Noel is very often standing around somewhere, facing some random person or another and gesturing occasionally. CONVERSATION? Or just the appearance of. He does stand around gesturing a lot, after all, even when no one else is around.


WHY DO THEY PLAY THE RAGNAROK SONG

Anyway, this is kinda boring, and I don’t see Sazh (though he did, at least, get a mention when I found the chicobo fragment), so forget this place. Moving on!!


THE ACADEMY TOOK OVER THE WORLD!! Also, “Proto fal’Cie” just sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.


THE SINGLE EMO TEAR. Oh, Noel. I thought you were above that.

OH LOOK CIE’TH! SEE, I TOLD YOU AN ARTIFICIAL FAL’CIE WAS A TERRIBLE IDEA.


WOAH. NEW WEAPONS. It has been quite a while. I had stopped thinking about it at all.


SO. MANY. CIE’TH. I will never get anywhere. D:


Oh, finally! AND NOW, OH NO! MORE CIE’TH! I guess these are super cie’th or something, ‘cause I can’t think of why else Serah and Noel would suddenly be all OMG WE ARE SURROUNDED doooom. Ridiculous.

….nnnnope, still total pushovers. Possibly I am overleveled. Hard to say. Crystagen is too vague, and they’re not capping me off in this game.

SURPRISE CAIUS

… huh?

Hey, uh, Caius, you sure that wasn’t Future Noel? Or is he another one of these SERIOUSLY OLDER THAN I LOOK folk?

FOR GOD’S SAKE, if you’re going to spawn an army’s worth of Cie’th, could you at least make them worth my time to kill? 2 CP a battle is a waste of effort. Seriously, man.


Wasn’t there a Zenobia in XIII-proper? Or, rather, wasn’t Zenobia in that one, too? Probably the same Cie’th.


Anyway, uh, Yeul died and gave us an atrefact and Noel has a sad, but getting disoriented from all the battles (and they were all so easy I didn’t even have to think about it) and spending way too freaking long getting to this scene has kind of numbed my brain to anything beyond “please please please can we leave now”.


But, no, first I backtrack to see some of these Tears of Remorse to Chocolina. And then I turn around and Noel is all on the offensive and nearly takes my head off at the waist. Wtf, dude?

… Now he’s charging straight at one of those moving sidewalk-bits. It’s going uphill, he’s trying to run down it.

I guess someone didn’t get enough exercise today somehow…?

I took a short video of it. If I don’t upload and post it with this entry, someone remind me.


Finally. Beautiful, blessed gate. Take me far from this god-forsaken city. Take me back in time to stop Hope from ever having the idea that led this city, in fact. Good grief.

I guess that was interesting about Caius not being Caius, but I am beyond having the brain for it anymore tonight. Piss off, 200AF Augusta Tower. Nobody loves you.


...

Hahaha, I came back all ready to punch myself for failing to note which time I was supposed to visit, but it turns out I did, in fact, include that critical bit of info. I mean, not that it’d have mattered too much. I’d’ve gone to 300AF, realized whoops! Already been there! And then just popped over to 200… BUT THE LOADING SCREEN TAKES SO LONG AAAAA and also it is just nice not to have to worry about that, so. Good job, me!

Now, off to find out why Caius is after my head, or whatever.

PARADOX EFFECT DETECTED.
EMERGENCY LOCKDOWN IN PROGESS.

Aha, found the right one.

13 AF?? Geez, that’s barely any time ahead of where we were. DAMN IT, ALYSSA. ALSO YOU, HOPE. Though I suppose your intentions were noble. Just, damn, Academia 400 AF sucked hardcore.

… quiet bunch we got here.

……6
……….1
9…
…2

SERAH THINKS THE PEOPLE ARE WEIRD, TOO.

Hmm. The ellipses differ. POSSIBLY THAT’S IMPORTANT. OKAY.

Or maybe not. Only one answer has those 4 numbers. Bleh. Though! The ellipses did seem to match with where the numbers fell.


HOW. MANY. TIMES. ARE WE GOING TO REHASH THIS CONVERSATION.

YES. NOEL MET LIGHTNING IN VALHALLA. OH MY GOD.


… Noel. It was yesterday. Remember? We saw her and she died and…? /beingajerk


Hey, Alyssa, your Paradox-ish-ness is showing.

Ooor maybe your Being A Computer-ness is showing. How boring. XDD


187 from 200 is 13. So Hope and Alyssa get exploded right when they start the artificial fal’Cie project? Three years from when we last saw them. Hmm.

Murdered by the computer, at that! Haha. And now it’s trying to kill us!

No wonder Adam went nuts.


… oh, that was the forbidden history? MAN, THIS PLACE IS FULL OF BORING. Geez. So disappointed.


AND NOW MY COMPUTER IS BACK so I am going to move this file over there and put this poor creature back into storage, where it can rest and not worry about randomly shutting down all over the place, in part because its battery I guess does not work anymore?? (I had to recover this word document several times during its stay on the Dell.)


ANYWAY BACK TO BEING LOST AND MOG-THROWING


So, there's that.

Anyway, yeah. I am back online, but, as stated above, it is a bit precarious, so I will probably still mostly be absent.


OH WAIT YES I see that they've announced when Korra will start showing! COME ON, APRIL 14th! whoooo \o/