High Hopes, Bigger Dreams, Larger Failures…

So I got this friend who likes this girl…

Prefacing any conversation with those words almost ensures a horrific mind-bending, heart wrenching story, and I don’t think this one will disappoint but, before I go into my very good friends, very bad situation I’d like to share some other things with you.

First of all bought Final Fantasy VII in the Playstation store and have begun to watch a friend play it, He’s seen Advent Children and played Crisis Core but, never actually played VII itself. I’m playing slightly ahead of him to keep tabs on things to gain and see, I just finished the Junon boat to Costa Del Sol portion when you fight Jenova for the first time. I hadn’t realized how great this game was, even with the old 97′ graphics the game is still as interesting as its  next generation counterparts. Its really interesting to see how exactly the story reads both in the order that they were released and the actual time-line, sure there are a few inconsistencies but, for a game so complicated and made with so much back-story the games follow each other closely and interestingly. Initially I had the fear that being spoiled with my PS3 and the great graphic success of Crisis Core and Advent Children I wouldn’t be as into the game as I would want to but, rest assured it’s still that interesting.

Second, I finally finished the first part of my anticipated long fan Fiction for Tekken. I had put off writing it for some time because I wasn’t in the mood and I didn’t have my essentially coffee and/or tea to write with but, something came over me and I neatly concluded the first twelve pages of the story, which deal with Heihachi’s life 35 – 27 years before the first Tekken. Writing as characters who we only see in short one minute CGI scenes and a series of 90 second fights was easier than I thought, Tekken made its story very ripe and writing out the characters was no problem thanks to that. What was hard was figuring out what to write about, there’s only a few select events that happen before the first Tekken yet, the bulk of what happens in the games is created by events that the player doesn’t see before the first Tekken. So writing it out and pacing them in a strict time-line became an ordeal after a little while. There are still a lot of things I have to explore and characters that have to be introduced like Kazuya and they have to be done in a way that’s going to be true to their characterization in the resulting Tekkens and in a way that ages them appropriately but, that’s what I stepped into this project willing to do, so now I have to do it. Also I was initially concerned with making original characters, I wanted this story to be as close to the games as possible so introducing a entirely new character who is never seen in the games felt like a risky thing for me but, in final I’m enjoying the two characters I’ve created their important enough so that creating wasn’t like a random thing to do but, don’t participate in Tekkens. The two characters both have interactions with Heihachi so it puts them in the middle of the action at some point and they’re working on either end, one as an ally and one as an enemy. I hope I finish this, I have this habit of not  finishing stories because I have no discipline in my life but, I really want to finish this and in the ultimate dream i’d love for this to be taken in by Namco or Bandai and perhaps seen as an official novelization.

Gosh, what a big dream eh? I wouldn’t even know how to approach getting something like that to happen but, I love the story and I really do think that it could be the official story, there are some differences in the story but, it all fits in to the game’s story in new intricate ways.


So I got this friend who likes this girl…

and I can tell he really likes her and she really likes him but, she lives with this guy who sounds less than favorable. Essentially the guy is a pothead who is verbally abusive to her and very controlling. His lack of motivation has put a third of the rent in the red and now they’re being faced with eviction. My friend instantly jumped at the chance to offer his home to her in case she needed someplace to be a noble but, ill-fated thing to do in my opinion. For a few months she seemed to be unsure of what to do, naturally, but recently she came to her senses and decide she was going to move in with him. Herein lies my issue. She’s been getting evicted for months but, instead of being proactive and trying to keep her apartment she continues to work on the weekends only and accepting modeling jobs here and there, which, clearly, isn’t enough to pay the entire rent. Sure the pothead needs to get off his ass and work but, if I wanted to continue to have a roof over my head I’d try just about anything to achieve that right?

She hasn’t, appeared, to have tried anything new, she’s just allowed herself to get evicted and then making the obvious choice to move in with my friend and I’m not sure if I’m comfortable with that. I love my friend and I want him to do the right thing, and the last thing I want to happen is for him to be taken advantage of. They’ve agreed to get into this living arrangement with the idea that they’re not going to continue on developing feelings for each other, and to me that’s not possible. If you like someone you can’t move in with them and live with them and somehow avoid the romantic feelings.

As I see it they’re pushing their friendship to a breaking point, she’s not independent enough to live on her own so moving her into his place just doesn’t seem to be the right idea, she can’t be a mooch he deserves more than that. Now I’m not judging her, I’m just looking at the possible outcomes. The idea that he’s going to save her is a nice one but, what if something happens where they decide they don’t want to live together anymore? Plenty of people who like each other move in together and realize that it’s not at all what they imagined and decide to spilt up. She doesn’t have anything so she can’t move out, so now he’s stuck in a position he doesn’t want to be in and that’s not fair.

I just wish that she’d show a little motivation and would have attempted to get another job or try to find another roommate before crashing at his place, it would have shown that she has some Independence and can be trusted to pull her wait but, letting herself get evicted and coming to his place seems like the easy way out which contains no responsibility whatsoever.

Of course in the end I hope this is one of those rare occasions when I’m wrong. I want him to be happy but, not at the expense of common sense.

Here’s the link to my fanfiction.net page: Covington’s Fan Fics

Here’s a Link to the Jenova Birth Battle: J-E-N-O-V-A


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