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First, let me start off by how I found the video. xP

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  • Early this year, my boyfriend bought a PSP with his group of friends and got Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (and recently he started playing MH Portable 2G, using the unofficial English patch). Since I’m also a gamer, I played his PSP occasionally when I’m bored, though the games he had then wasn’t of that much interest to me (and since I have a PS2, I don’t see the point of getting a PSP so I didn’t o_o)..
  • He asked me a few times to search for some PSP games that I can download to play on his PSP when I’m bored (and when he’s not using it!), so I bounced off to GameFaqs (doesn’t everyone? xP) to search for a list of PSP games. Then I gave up and read reviews on RPGFan instead. =D.
  • And then I saw THREE pretty good reviews on FFT: WotL (which is a port of the original PS1 game), and since I loved the original, obviously I had to get it!.
  • Upon finding out that FFT:WotL has some new cell-graphics cutscenes, then I went off to YouTube to look for some videos (not afraid of spoilers since I already completed the original a few times!)..
  • THEN I FOUND THIS!! =D.

It’s a GMV (game music video) made using cutscenes from FFT:WotL, and I think the lyrics fit very well in the portrayal of Ramza and Delita’s friendship!

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(And yes, I do like certain Japanese songs, I do like anime songs after all. xP)

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Here, watch it!

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Oh, before that:

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Wallpaper of the Period

Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (Game)

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Gotta update the wallpapers and you know why I choose this. xP

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Presenting… the GMV!!

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**Edit: Hey, I dunno why the author took this out just a few days after I wrote this on my blog!! I’ll keep looking for it, but so far, zilch. T_T

Nice, wasn’t it? Made me so hyped up over FFT:WotL, then I just had to bug my boyfriend to get it ASAP. xP
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Now I wanna make a music video too!! Though I’ve no artsy idea at all now. T_T
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Disclaimer: I DID NOT MAKE THIS GOOD GMV!! Credits go to the maker. o_o

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And now… a very mini FFT review!!

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Upon starting FFT:WotL a little after reading lots of reviews, I thought I knew what to expect… but no! It blew me off!

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The Pros:

The conversation translation of this PSP version (compared to the PS1 original) is much better now – everyone speaks in funky Shakespearean English!! Yep, the English is a little difficult to me too, the grammar is confusing for me! And that’s a good thing, because it makes it interesting. xP

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But hey, the characters come back in 3D cell graphics, with GOOD voice actors! This isn’t one of those games with ridiculous sounding English voice actors; it’s pretty good!

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The Cons:

Though unfortunately, it’s still just a PS1-to-PSP port, so the actual gameplay and off-cutscene graphics are still the same (I was kinda hoping to see different graphics outside cutscenes… oh well o_o). The icky part is, whenever you use a skill (as in, anything that turns the background dark, INCLUDING using potions!), the animation slows down a lot! The sound effects of those skills don’t match the animation most of the time, and I didn’t think it was that bad. T_T

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Still, it’s a pretty good game to play, and I look forward to seeing all the cell-graphic cutscenes!

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And hopefully you feel like playing the game now. xP

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~Estrelita Farr, signing out!

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Of course, we’d always meet all kinds of weird people in our life. There could be a lady who lives down the road who keeps dozens of snakes as pets (which is regarded as strange by most people), or there could be that guy who lives next door who throws insults at you every time he sees you.
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Though, while we may meet inconsiderate (and rude!) people in real life, you’d see even more of those on the internet!
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For example, take Gunz: the Duel, a online third-person-shooter game that I often play. Most people in that game are… to put it bluntly, idiots. Many come into the game room and yell these statements in a very much coarser English (i.e. broken English).
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  • Just entering the game room (before dueling others): “I’M A PRO! ALL OF YOU ARE INSECTS THAT DON’T DESERVE TO BE MENTIONED! I WILL DEFEAT YOU WITH MY UTTER PRO-NESS!!”
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  • During dueling: “ZOMG *******!!”
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  • After dueling (win): “AHAHAHAHA TAKE THAT YOU ******!! LOOK WHO’S PRO NOW!!!!!”
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  • After dueling (lose): “ZOMG YOU ****! LAGGING ******* AND ******* AND *******!! EVERYONE ******* KICK HIM!!!”
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  • For the remaining duration of the game: “YOU ******* *******!!” x817238178321 times.
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Yep, you get those people in a game, and it’s not exactly an uncommon event. T_T
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Thankfully, most of these people are manageable. It’s possible to remain unscathed from a barrage of abuses (with practice) and enjoy the game like you’re supposed to. After all, games are supposed to be there for you to enjoy and pass the time, right? =D
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Some ways to deal with uncouth online people:
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  • Ignore.
    Yep, one of the most basic steps. I’m sure some games allow you to “hide” chats so you don’t have to read what other people say (Gunz has it too). Though sometimes chatting with other people online (with friends or friendly strangers) is what makes online games better than offline ones, so this may not work so well. However, we can also just dismiss what other people say and only response to the friendly ones, right?
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  • Act indifferent.
    Some people bash you with insults for the fun of it, some do it to feel like they have power and in control. One way to react towards flames/insults is to act like you’re not affected negatively by the statement. You’d be surprised how the flames stop after a while, though it’ll infuriate the flamer because you’re not affected (no stress-relief for them!) Though, of course, sometimes you’d get those stubborn ones… O_o
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  • Don’t worry, be happy!
    Of course, this doesn’t include self-bashing!
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  • And more!
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  • Combinations of above!
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While these steps can be effective, they’re not exactly foolproof. These are just ways to cope with flames, to make your gaming time more enjoyable!
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And since we’re here, let me put in a few examples of what I do when insulted:
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(After a duel where the other guy lost)

Other guy: ZOMG YOU LAGGER NOOB!!!!!
Me: Lag is mutual. <—- indifference
Other guy: NO WAY YOU NOOB!! YOU LAG!!!!
Me: *ignores* <—- ignorance
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As you can see above, I just say one statement and let it go. Usually (and I mean usually), after you ignore a few insults from him/her, s/he’d give up.
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Of course, you sometimes get those times when a group of them start insulting you, and you can apply what I did above and hope for the best. When they successfully kick you out of the room, however, you can always go to another room to find friendlier people!
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Lastly, what I suggested may not be the best way to do it, but it’s a good way to start. And the most important thing is, enjoy yourself when you play games! =D

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~Estrelita Farr, signing out!

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