Skies of Arcadia!! I played this game on Dreamcast a long time ago. But I just remembered how much I liked it! You should play it or Skies of Arcadia Legends if you have the chance!! wahh!
Did you know, my Dreamcast had some issue where the disk would randomly stop spinning in the middle of a game. I redid SO MANY BOSS FIGHTS in this game because of it’s penchant for long fights with long cutscenes. But I somehow finished it.
Loving the style of this piece!
Isw2g this pic was just lumped in with a random folder. I was literally just searching for something else and came across this minutes after seeing drilnos' post. I knew I couldn't be the only one who saw Fina's face when they first played this and started sly-grinning.
Or the bit where she’s helping him walk holy shizznicks why don’t I have screens of that OH YEAH I don’t have any of my screens anymore
I remember thinking the same thing when Fina stayed with him while he was sick. I was certain they were going to get together after that…
Part of me kind of wishes that Enrique hadn’t been paired off with Moegi. I just felt like that whole storyline was kinda rushed. However, without that we would never have gotten the golden moment between Vyse and Aika where Enrique is watching Moegi go and Aika gives a sideways smirk to Vyse, who looks confused for a moment before grinning like an idiot. That always makes me smile.
i’m more disappointed in fandom than usual for this not being a thing tbh
I’ve seen most of the Skies fanfics and I am so sick of this pairing and their constant dynamic of Generic Hero/Generic Damsel.
I’m a Vyse/Fina apologist to the bone, so if you want to ignore everything that congress after this, feel free! This is the internet, after all, where people come to be wrong about every opinion they have. :P
That said, I kind of see Vyse and Fina’s relationship in a similar vein to the Doctor/Companion relationship. Vyse gets a thrill out of exploration and discovery, and along comes this girl to whom the entire world is nothing BUT discovery. I feel he’d be drawn to that. However, their long term relationship potential would depend greatly on her to grow and challenge him once that naïveté faded.
I see theirs being the easy first relationship for Vyse with a difficult transition to anything deeper and more lasting.
I tend to view Fina as far less vanilla and reserved than most people though. Fina anyways speaks her mind, even in the face of powerful people like Teodora and the Silvite elders. She definitely has the potential to create some relational drama with a guy who is (let’s face it) probably a bit full of himself.
So, I guess I agree, actually. FanFic writers, treat these fictional characters as people, dangit! They grow, they change, they have multifaceted personalities! Explore them!
Really though, any creative output from the Skies community is a win in my book… Keeps the fandom alive, even if we’re griping at each other.
So! Thanks for there being a conversation at all! Love it.
Asked by Anonymous
Edit Jesus how long has THIS been in my drfts I thought I posted it days ago omg
**HEAVY BREATHING** YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL PERSON FRICK WHO ARE YOU I’M UNSURE
send me a pair name and I’ll tell you what I think it would be like if they had a child.
- Name: Phyra, it’s greek, like Aika’s S.Move names (maybe it was her paternal grandmother’s name?)
- Gender: female
- General Appearance: Freckly with dark brown eyes like her mother, strong jaw and dusty blonde like her father.
- Personality: An absolute little shit. Headstrong, butts heads often with her mama. She’s kind, but brash and extroverted.
- Special Talents: Uhh.. I’ve not really though about it. She’s good at navigation, her mom’s overprotective when it comes to sailing but they still taught her how. Her dad and uncle take her out more often though.
- Who they like better: On the outside she prefers her dad. As above she butts heads a lot with her mom mostly over sailing but loves her really.
- Who they take after more: Tbh, Aika. probably why they fight so much.
- Personal Head canon: When Black Pirates kill Aika she spends a lot of time blaming herself for insisting on coming on the trip and therefore needing to be protected. Vyse and Fina end up taking care of her when her father disappears.
- Face Claim: Face what?
It breaks my heart that your head canon sees Gilder leaving his daughter after losing Aika. If I had a second heart to break, it would crack a little knowing that such a thing is completely in line with his established character…
Honestly, that’s a story I’d like to see play out, if for no other reason than to see how Vyse would respond to Gilder leaving his daughter to be raised by another family. That seems like something he would feel strongly about, having seen the effect it had on Aika as well as having come from a remarkably stable home himself.
Oh gears… you may cease your turning. :P
bunch of skies of arcadia fanwankery under the cut don’t look if you don’t want to see walls of text about completely unimportant stuff
This theory is eerily close to my own about the black moon/civilization. Wrote a fanfic about it about a…
I don’t recommend it. Like I said, it’s been a decade and I never did finish it. But if you can figure out who I am and which story I’m taking about, you win the internet! Black Moon fics were a dime a dozen back in their heyday… :P