Squall Isn't Emo! (And Other FF8 Characterization Issues)
Squaresoft created a game that presented so many often overlooked opportunities with Final Fantasy VIII. Major plot holes that beg to be filled aside, we have characters with just enough definition to be unique and more than enough room to be expanded on that are often lumped into horrifying generalizations of what fan fiction authors think they ought to be.
Let's take a look at them individually.( Read more...Collapse )
Instead of taking their time to get to know these characters and look at what makes them who they are, authors are slapping stereotypes on them left and right. They have so much opportunity to add depth to these characters and give them some incredible stories, but instead the choose to overlook it all in favor of convenient cliches to make mediocre stories.
Please, fandom, do some research.
(I know this community hasn't seen some action in over a year, but it's such a neat idea and I'd like to see it come back! Also, I apologize for any run on sentences or other such mistakes. I'm running on no sleep, nicotine, and tons of caffeine.)