How did you first found out about Final Fantasy VII? What made you get addicted to it?
To me, it was a long time ago *picture goes wavy*. I was a little 14 year old lass (this is 2001-2, 'kay?). At the time I was just being introduced to a new, fantastic world - Dragonlance. If anyone has read the famous Tracy/Weiss saga, they'll be going "aaaah" right about now. I was introduced to a character that answers the name of Raistlin Majere. He was non-fundamentally evil, very cynical and powerful. He also had long white hair and carried a magical staff. Well, it was love at first sight.
Exploring the internet back in those days (especially Quizzila) have benefited me with learning of other long white haired men carrying a weapon - Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha, and.. well, Sephiroth. Again, it was love at first site. So, slowly my interests took a turn towards the Japanese Anime cultur, which opened my eyes to a brave new world. And while digging into this I learned about Sephiroth (mainly that he had a couple of screws loose and was very strong and was the mortal enemy of one Cloud Strife) and that he was from a show (so I thought back at the time) that's called Final Fantasy. And I kept seeing Final Fantasy everywhere I went. So the knowledge of that phrase stuck in my mind without being fully explored (whatever info I had was from various fanbases for Final Fantasy. Nothing solid and reliable, cause I didn't know about Wikipedia...I'm not sure it even existed back then..).
Years went by.
I was strolling on an Anime BT site and saw Final Fantasy VII Advent Children for download. So I did. And then I watched it.
I became addicted. Heavily. The plot was so interesting, the CGI was MINDBLOWING, and there was Sephiroth - and I love that guy! But I understood jacks**t about it, thinking "what the hell just happened? Who's THAT guy, and what does he have to do with Cloud? Materia-what? Why does that talking cat wears a crown?"
But then, there was Wikipedia, and just like in the Old Testament, it explained the creation of the World.
At this stage I was hooked on this like a fanatic.
A year or so later, I saw a new title bearing the name of "Final Fantasy VII - Last Order". So I downloaded it too. This has made things even more confusing for me. "Nibelheim accident? Turks? Jenova? A-what?"
But as time went by, more and more things clicked into place, and my enthusiasm for Final Fantasy VII has grown sevenfold.
And then there was Advent Children Complete. Which I first seen about six months ago, and still make a habit of going down on my knees to worship before I rewatch it.
Some more time has passed by, and I learned about Dirge of Cerberus. And bought the game. Which - I'm not entirely sure WHY- was only initiated six months after it was bought - I'm sorry to all you DoC hardcore fans out there, but this game doesn't represent the main plot of the compilation - and it didn't prove much of a plot-benefiter.
And now there is Crisis Core. I'm completely in love - from the tip of my nose down to my toenails. The runner up on my list after Kingdom Hearts II.
And as a final note, Final Fantasy VII has made a huge impact on my life (both as a teen and as an adult), and I am honored to be in it circle of fans.
The plot, which is so intricate and deep, the complexity of the world and characters, it's something that you usually don't get in this sort of thing. Truly awe-inspiring.
Ijou! (damn, that was longer than a fanfic..)