Before we get to the regular post stuff, a quick note: I finished up that “How Applejack Won the War” animatic that I’ve been posting bits and pieces of in Kat’s Korner!  It was a lot of fun to make, and I hope you get a kick out of it!


If you haven’t heard the song before, you can find it in it’s original format here.  It’s by Sherclop Pones, the fantastically hilarious duo that’s behind the supremely amazing Friendship is Witchcraft series.  Check out their YouTube page!

Ok, regular post time!

Last week featured Kingdom Hearts, which I had never played before despite the fact that it was released in 2002.  You regulars probably weren’t surprised that I was lampooning a twelve year old game, but Final Fantasy IV… that came out in 1991.

Well, I’m twenty-three years late, but here’s a FFIV strip!

Somewhat bewilderingly, I had never had the pleasure of playing the game, but now that I have, it’s easily in my top three favorite Final Fantasies… the plural of “fantasy” is “fantasies,” but it this sense I feel like “fantasys” makes more sense…

…proper nouns or something.  Jackie, you’re a teacher… if you’re reading this, let me know if Final “Fantasys” is the way to go here.

Anyway, my favorite is FFIX, and I am totally blown away by how much inspiration it took from FFIV.

I’d list the similarities, but doing so would spoil stuff, but what I can say is that FFIX basically lifted all the major thematic elements from FFIV’s plot, plus specific parts of battle music, plus designing towns based on certain FFIV locations, plus the language quirks of a particular race, plus… a lot of stuff.

I guess having a thief as the main character of FFIX was a tongue in cheek decision.

So yeah, FFIX, FFVIII, and FFIV… you are the best Final Fantasys…ies..

That I’ve played, anyway.