August 20th, 2005

Zoicite☆For all I carry are murdered

~The one in which Hyu talks about the music of the Xeno-series~

Xenogears Hands down the best music of the series.. because whenever I hear Bonds of Sea and Fire (Allusions to Sigurd and Hyuga.. perhaps..) or We the Wounded Shall Advance Into the Light I get a trifle weepy. The music is quinnessential to the game, and the music is very fitting of Citan Uzuki's quote right at the beginning of the game, the whole "Music is a mysterious Sometimes, it makes people remember things that they do not expect. Many thoughts, feelings, memories... things almost forgotten... Regardless of whether the listener desires to remember them or not..." Because the music -does- stick with you. Yasunori did an EXCELLENT job with this game. From the chills you get when you hear "Jaws of Ice" when you are going through Solaris... to the happy Chu-Chu song, The Sky, The Clouds, and You and then Shevat: The Wind is Calling which is eerily akin to the Zeal theme from Chrono Trigger.

Each character, each town has it's own song to set it apart. Gods thank Yasunori Mitsuda and the Two Disc Xenogears OST. (Oh and let's not forget Creid, Creid kicks all the kids around the schoolyard and then laughs at them.. BUT WITH OCARINAS AND PERCUSSIONS!)

However in Xenosaga I.. the music sort of left me lacking. The two image songs were certainly no "Small of Two Pieces" or "Star of Tears". Granted they were gorgeous songs and they perhaps fit the storyline for the time since alot of the game was on Shion and her sex toyANDROID, Kos-Mos (The ending scene proved to alot of people that there is only one person in Shion's life and that is KOS-MOS. Shoujo-ai up the whoohoo.).

Now Xenosaga II. I know there was ALOT of people that did not like Yuki Kaijura's musical direction toward Xenosaga.. But it was excellent. I heard the Main Theme first and it was the song that got me to go, "DAMN I NEED TO GET MY HANDS ON THIS GAME" (Along with uzukisaru fanfagging Jin). It is the perfect combination of slow and fast. The chanting is definitely an energizer and you find yourself bobbing your head in response to it. Build up and Climax. My love for the music only heightened when I heard Jin's song. In Xenogears, Citan/Hyuga's song is Valley Where the Wind is Born and it cues up when you enter the yard to the Uzuki Residence. But essentially it is just the Uzuki song I think.. (I have a lovely OC remix where they use pianos and violins.. truly elegant). Well in XSII, Jin's song cues up.. and I squeal because it involves... SPANISH GUITARS. (Why do I have the feeling that Squaresoft and Monolith took everything I liked in bishounen and created Citan and Jin for me to fanfag over? I think so). Jin and Margulis's fight song was a remix of the Main Theme.. and Sweet Song the Ending Theme was beautiful as well.. giving you a sense of accomplishment. Not to mention the lyrics were poignant and could of applied to any character relationship in the game. (Unlike Small of Two Pieces which you got the feeling was almost solely a Fei/Elly song unless you made it otherwise).

Ratings.

Xenogears: A+
Xenosaga I: B-
Xenosaga II: A

I am not hoping to be impressed by the next game's music, but I would like it if they kept Kaijura as the composer. Oh gods I hope. *crosses fingers*
  • Current Music
    Xenosaga II - Strain~Jin
Zoicite☆For all I carry are murdered

~Ficbit time: Xenogears "For the Longest Time"~

Fandom: Xenogears
Pairing: Hyuga and Sigurd
Title: "For the Longest Time"
Comment: This is apart of my ploy to write a little something every day that is not RP. I really need to stretch my writing muscles. So I am going to take a song from my playlist and I am going to write something loosely based on it. (Since music is a deep source of inspiration for me.). So yes this song came up and I saw Sigurd and Hyuga of Jugend Era. Did I ever tell anyone how Jugend Ex Elements Era of Xenogears makes me hard. Sigurd, Hyuga, Jesiah and Kahr as teenagers. (Well Jesiah was not a teenager, he was around 20 when the other Elements were 16/17 by my approximations). They had such great dynamics and well I always like to explore Hyuga before he became The Guardian Angel of Solaris and Citan Uzuki. I do not think he was always so confident. Especially not in matters of the heart. And in my mind, Hyuga and Sigurd's hook-up was perhaps less then perfect.. but perhaps it was perfect for them. (crossposted to shitan)

"I don't care what consequence it brings
I have been a fool for lesser things
I want you so bad..
I think you ought to know that I intend to hold you for the longest time."

- For the Longest Time by Billy Joel.

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  • Current Music
    Howard Jones - I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)
Zoicite☆For all I carry are murdered

~Another icon post~

Hey fellow Gankutsou Fans!

Spot the irony in THIS icon!



I know, I am on a icon making spree. This is my third one in three days. >.>

I love honing my icon skills slowly but surely. >.>

I wanted to give it a sepia and old feel. I am using my all time favorite picture of Franz which can me found ::link::Here::link::. Yes, I am very proud of this icon. Man, okay I am done now. this has been merely a GIP post. Franz seriously needs more love.

Edit: After I make Mish her Albert-bear icon, I am going to make a few icons for public consumption by my FList. Is there any particular characters that people want to see icons of? *tilts* Leave suggestions and I will see what I can do.
  • Current Music
    Dave Matthews Band - The Space Between
Zoicite☆For all I carry are murdered

~Halloween Vacation Ranting~

And now I need to figure out which would be cheaper to go to. Disneyworld, Disneyland Paris or Disneyland Tokyo. This is for the annual halloween vacation. Of course I am a whore for the Grand Floridian.. so if we go to Disneyworld, I am going to want to stay at least ONE night there... but going to Japan wouldn't be too shabby either. >.>

Last year was KY (ahahaha I said KY.. *sporfles*) That is almost as good as what Jin REALLY puts in his cereal. *nudges shuufish. Inside jokes rawk.

Now to get out my calculator. I am either pulling for Paris or Tokyo though. (If we go to Paris, I am going to INSIST we go to the Lourve and Versailles.)
  • Current Music
    Meredith Brooks - What Would Happen If We Kissed