alwaysbeenasmiler: (Laguna☆We became the parade)
[personal profile] alwaysbeenasmiler
So this is something new that I am gonna do-- I'm going to post one of my icons, and then sort of go on why I chose the song to be the basis of my icon; (since music inspires most of what I do in life-- and back when I RPed regularly, oh gods-- the music)

Default icon - - Laguna Loire | Final Fantasy VIII



Secret-- I actually dislike Final Fantasy VIII.

But you know, characters are important to me, and while playing the game I came soon across the saving grace of that game and one character who has remained one of my favorite characters of all time. I was immediately drawn to him because man, he was just unfailingly cheerful and good natured, albeit clumsy and a bit shy, but that was what made me love him, and the moment that Squall went "I dreamt I was an Idiot", well I just fell head over heels in love with him even more. Because of Laguna's integral placement in the game, I found myself playing through it-- I mean the only character in the main party that I really liked was Selphie (and maybe Edea as well-- because misunderstood villians)

When I created this icon, it was right when the Dissidia Duecodiem art came out, and I found out that Laguna was going to be in it. ICON AHOY! And the song came to me because I wanted something to sort of represent him, and this song really hit

"At least we meet on no man's land-- just footprints in the sand
We meet on no man's land, at last"


I mean I know that Squall accused Laguna of not being a great dad, but I believe without a shadow of a doubt that Laguna tried his hardest-- but situations spiralled out of control, and he had so much to do-- and responsibility just got thrust on him (as such is the case with all capricorns, responsibility hunts them down with a giant gun, shooting to kill). But this song, it's about forgiveness-- the eight letters, three words, one meaning stands for "I am sorry", and I truly believe that at the very end they were able to re-conciliate, and that makes me happy.

Perfect song for Laguna.

Date: 2017-05-29 02:32 am (UTC)
breyzyyin: (Breyzy: I refuse to be defined by you)
From: [personal profile] breyzyyin
That song really does fit for Laguna! XD I didn't really hate FFVIII, but it was never my favorite (it'd probably rank pretty low if I was listing my favorite FF games O_O;). Still, I always thought Laguna stood out to me from FFVIII's cast too! He was a really strong character in a game that didn't have a lot of them, and I really liked his and Ellone's story. I like to think that in the end Laguna and Squall reconciled as well. ♥

Date: 2017-05-29 07:11 am (UTC)
rionaleonhart: final fantasy viii: found a draw point! no one can draw... (you're a terrible artist)
From: [personal profile] rionaleonhart
I mean I know that Squall accused Laguna of not being a great dad

I'm curious about this! I don't remember Squall ever realising that Laguna was his father in VIII, which I've played approximately ten thousand times; was this accusation in Dissidia?

Even if I love VIII, I can definitely agree with you that Laguna is a great character. When the game first thrust me into the role of playing as him, I was so confused! I actually refused to save as Laguna because I was so scared the game wouldn't ever take me back to playing as Squall (who is still one of my favourite characters of all time). But, gradually, Laguna won me over. He's just so loveable!

Date: 2017-05-29 03:08 pm (UTC)
clawdine: (Default)
From: [personal profile] clawdine
Squall actually annoyed me a lot, but maybe that's because I played the game a lot later after its release. XD Angsty teenagers...!

Laguna as you said tho, is AWESOME. :D I think there were some really great parts in VIII. When Selphie discovered that everyone had been bombed, for example. That hurt.

Date: 2017-05-30 09:11 am (UTC)
singloom: Ryuji Sakamoto from Persona 5 (P5 Ryuji)
From: [personal profile] singloom
I don't dislike FFVIII, but I do have some quibbles about it, ranking it further down. I wasn't a huge fan of the GF system, the Party cast was okay but some characters weren't my favourite, etc. I do agree that Laguna is a great character and I really wanted more of him in game. Forever remember the Cramp Scene. That and Man With A Machine Gun.

It's not easy being a Final Fantasy Dad...

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