Friday, October 9, 2009

Love for Final Fantasy X

FFX OSTInteresting day today. After hesitating opening the recently acquired Final Fantasy X soundtrack, I finally busted it open today and basked in the glory. I don't know why I waited a few days to open it. Maybe it's just kind of a big deal. I've wanted this soundtrack, all 91 tracks of it, since I spent that summer playing the game and shying away from sunlight. That was, I don't know, 8 or 9 years ago? I don't feel like looking it up. I just know that the soundtrack was an ungodly amount of money back then, and it just wasn't something I could buy. Recently I found that, plus the Piano and Vocal Collections, for an insanely cheap price on eBay, and even though I have no job and there's a little too much money on my credit card, I still bought it. And so I hesitated. It just makes me so geekishly happy. Some of those tracks..."Thunder Plains", the "Hymn of the Fayth", good old "To Zanarkand"...I can't help but know that that game, that music, created a lot of what I am today. That, and Elizabeth Haydon's Rhapsody, is why I started writing fantasy and why I have all of these musical scores.

So while I was listening, I realized that I hate my main male protagonist in my current novel work in progress. I hate him. He reminds me of Tidus from Final Fantasy X and that is a terrible thing, because he annoys the hell out of me. Auron is probably my favorite Final Fantasy character of all time, and it struck me that I have a character who is minutely like him. Basically in the silent, dark, badass way. He's just so much more interesting. Now I hate my main guy and that's a problem. I don't know. I guess we'll see where it leads.

Well, I'm off to pack a little bit because Stephen and I are going to Indiana, PA for homecoming at IUP. I'm not sure whether or not I want to drag my laptop along, or whether there will even be any free Wifi to be found, so I'm not sure about Caturday tomorrow. I guess we'll see.

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