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How Sora saved KH3 for me

11 July 2018 - 07:40 PM

I'd be lying if I said I'm as excited for KH3 as I'd like to be. In between being drained from the wait, frustrated with Square, and kind of hating a good chunk of what the story has become, I'm not feeling the buzz like I'd thought I'd be.


But there's something about Kingdom Hearts that I've always loved, and keeps bringing me back each time I hear that opening violin sting to Hikari. And while it's a bit hard to put into words, a lot of it has to do with Sora. My favorite memories of KH include Sora just being excited to see Santa, or hanging around with Winnie the Pooh with as much ease as he hangs around Leon and Cloud. There's a kind of child-like simplicity that cuts through the bloated plot line and encyclopedia of trivia that the series totes. I've said in the past that I thought the first game was so good because it was almost directly a representation of what a kid's dream would be, getting to travel to Disney worlds and fighting alongside your favorite video game characters. It's about going on that adventure you thought you were having when you ran around your backward wielding a stick and wearing a towel as a cape.


Fast forward however many years .to jaded, grumpy ol' me, watching the trailers as they come out for KH3 with something of a passing interest, until the trailer revealing the Pirates of the Carribean. Considering I didn't much care for At World's End, I didn't think anything here of all things would grab me. But then we see Sora, decked out in pirate gear, sailing on a raft, and being jazzed that he gets to be a pirate again. And lo and behold, that right there filled that gaping hole of excitement for me. Because that's what I loved about the series: at its heart, it's about finding that fun sense of adventure. Forget the X-Blade and the Darknesses and all that other paraphernalia. All I want is to run around Disney worlds and meet these great characters, and Sora always manages to provide that. If Sora is excited to be a pirate, I'm even more excited to get right on that raft with him and see what horizons are out there.

Wonderland [A Poem]

09 February 2018 - 09:10 PM

Sailing in a cup

Down, down, maybe up?

Winding, like a clock

Listen to cards talk

No right way to go

Question what you know

Eat the other side

Problems magnified

Pleading innocence?

Don’t use common sense

Sit down, pick a chair

Find what’s under there

Lights now disembark

Candles make it dark

Shadows run amok

Just trust lady luck

Shining from the heart

Ending at the start

Lock up insanity

Just don’t lose your key

The End of the World [A Poem]

08 February 2018 - 08:28 PM

All roads lead to this end

All there was

All there is

All there ever will be


A creation of Id

Gnashing teeth

Jaundiced eyes

An endless appetite


Infinite unique realms



Mashed to a single void


A fate without judgement

No rejoice

No despair

For none are left to feel


It’s the end of the world

No more time

No more paths

Yet at its bed, a door.

What Game Reminds You of Christmas?

01 December 2017 - 08:47 PM

It doesn't necessarily have to be a Christmas themed game, just a game that always comes to mind during the holidays. For me, it's Smash Bros. Melee. I remember getting it for Christmas, and my sister and I played the hell out of it (and I could not defeat her for the longest time. xD).