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Headcanon meme! For Tifa, Squall, Byakko and Malik.

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perennially
Sep. 17th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
tell me about orphans :3
bustinmelons
Sep. 18th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
... what about them
perennially
Sep. 18th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
IDK SOMETHING ABOUT ORPHANS!!1
bustinmelons
Sep. 18th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
* Tifa likes orphans because they are small and cute.

* She likes cats for the same reason!

* She takes in orphans partially as a way of trying to repent for killing a fuckton of people via ecoterrorism.

* Since Tifa's mother died when she was faaairly young, and the experience did screw with her, she wants to give as many people as possible the feeling of having a mother-figure.

:D?
get_sometail
Sep. 18th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
Okay, what's your headcanon on Squall re: Rinoa.
bustinmelons
Sep. 18th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
I HAVE TWO OPTIONS FOR YOU

1) random facts about dorky couple antics Squall and Rinoa have had

2) mini-essay on why he hooked up with Rinoa to begin with

CHOOSE WISELY
get_sometail
Sep. 18th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Oh man. ON THE ONE HAND I do like essays on WHY they hooked up, but on the other I do like me sum dorky couple antics.

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ESSAYCHU, I CHOOSE YOU ~/o/!
bustinmelons
Sep. 18th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
I have elaborate theories for this.

Okay! So. Squall! Is really emotionally needy but extremely emotionally retarded. These don't really go together well! So he ends up actively pushing people away on the off-chance he might get hurt if he lets someone close to him and they decide he's not good enough and leave.

Rinoa shows up and-- well, her first act is to say 'you-are-going-to-like-me' while waving her hand in his face. Her second act is to DRAG HIM OUT to dance. Neither of those is sending a message of "oh by the way I'm going to reject you once I get to know you", obviously. And then she walks away and he's like ... :(

But then the Timber mission happens! And she LEAPS INTO HIS ARMS all 'yay! SeeD is here, SeeD is here!' And-- this is a vastly positive reaction to him, and Squall is like ... at this point I think he's already gone (And Quistis can tell; she says she'd given up by the time Rinoa got into the picture and I do believe in Quistis' ability to read Squall like a book with huge font), it's just a matter of getting him to admit it! And ... what gets him to admit that YES OKAY FINE HE LIKES RINOA is ...

... Well, guilt, actually. She goes into a coma while under his protection, after implying repeatedly that she likes him and trusts him. And this hits two buttons at once-- "holy shit someone likes me and I let them down" as well as "oh god I fucked up this mission really hard". These are like huge flashing red buttons. So ... even though he acts like a dick to Rinoa all through disk 2 and even into disk 3 a little, he does genuinely care about her and want to protect her! And she can tell that he's not actually mean-spirited, he just doesn't know how to not be blunt. And he can tell she can tell! So ... yes.

(option #1 coming soon after I finish baking a cake)
boomtoday
Sep. 18th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
A--awwwwww. Well Squall, at least you're not as emotionally retarded as Lina.
getbackinthecar
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
I dunno, it might be a close race.
boomtoday
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
The only way to eke something approximating a confession from Lina is to kill all her friends twice first and THEN she has convenient magic amnesia about it.

TWO SEASONS LATER, THERE'S NO PROGRESS.
getbackinthecar
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
... Okay no, you win.

... Man that is really really bad DO YOU NEED LIKE, TIPS FROM SQUALL OR SOMETHING
boomtoday
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
Th-that would be hilarious. HOW DO WE ENABLE THIS
getbackinthecar
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
"okay and then he needs to go into a coma-- LISTEN TO ME DAMNIT I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT"
boomtoday
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
Oh no, Gourry's had the magic coma before.
getbackinthecar
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
OPTION #1

* Squall sucks at dating. His idea of a romantic time is-- well, he doesn't have one. The closest thing to dating he does is go out on the deck of Garden and talk (... or, well ... listen to her talk ...)

* Squall thinks and has always thought! That Rinoa is really really pretty. He's not sure how to articulate this to her and because he's afraid of sounding retarded, he doesn't plan on it.

* He's never used the term 'girlfriend' to refer to Rinoa. He just says "... This is Rinoa."

* On that note, if someone ever started hitting on Rinoa he'd probably give them a totally inexplicable Death Glare Of An Angry Boyfriend. Which gains more power since Squall has awesome glaring capabilities. But he wouldn't admit to-- being an Angry Boyfriend.
-->* But he's not ... possessive in the way that he'd go HEY THAT'S MY GIRL STEP OFF. He knows Rinoa is her own person, makes her own choices, etc etc, but that can't quite shake the feeling of "... no don't do that if she starts liking you better than me she'll go away :(". Even if he consciously knows that she wouldn't behave that way.

* He wouldn't actually mind initiating a hug with Rinoa, because. Okay. Yeah. It feels nice. :< If people were around, though, he probably wouldn't-- I mean, like, unless she leapt into his arms or something.
get_sometail
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
............ I wanna hit on Rinoa.
getbackinthecar
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
i'll kill you
get_sometail
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
What was that Squall? I couldn't hear you over me talking to this really cute girl!
getbackinthecar
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
>(!!!11
get_sometail
Sep. 18th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥
tobethemiracle
Sep. 19th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
TELL ME SILLY THINGS SEIFER AND SQUALL DID.
getbackinthecar
Sep. 19th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
* When they FIRST FIRST got tossed out of the orphanage and into Garden, there was some semblance of them getting along (in the sense that they basically kind of hung around each other! Because they were really the only familiar things around :( ) As soon as Seifer started making friends, Squall started ignoring Seifer, and the 'rivalry' aspect flared up way more again.

* Squall used to let Seifer copy his written work, until the instructors caught on to the fact that all their test answers were identical, with slightly different phrasings. He never considered it 'cheating' or any of the implications of that, because he knew that Seifer was intelligent enough to do it on his own.

* They were both hospitalized for a day after trying to prove to each other that they could take on a T-Rexaur. After being released, they went out and did it again. They won! But only barely and not by any sort of teamwork-- just by spamming limit breaks until the T-Rexaur fell over. And then Squall nearly fell over. And they were bleeding everywhere. It was not exactly badass. They were both hospitalized for another few days after that.

* For the biggest part of their childhood, Squall basically thought that Seifer was better than him! It was at about age 12 or so that he started to realize that Seifer only picked on him because that's how boys show they like you actually thought of Squall more-or-less as an equal.

* When they were really, really young, they used to argue about whether a knight or a lion would win in a duel. These arguments had no real conclusion except for Ellone stepping in and breaking up the fistfight that would inevitably occur.
(Seifer would usually win the fight if Ellone wasn't around to intervene.)

* SEIFER MIGHT ACTUALLY BE SQUALL'S BEST FRIEND AND THAT IS SO PATHETIC I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN

* Seifer tried a couple of times, waaay back when, to get Squall to watch The Sorceress' Knight with him. Squall could watch about ten minutes before rolling his eyes and leaving.

* The colour-coded for your convenience thing-- Squall wearing dark colours and Seifer wearing white colours-- actually originated back in the orphanage when everyone would play together. Seifer would order everyone into their roles and usually cast Squall as the villain. Neither of them remember this.

* Before, like, the end of disk 1? Squall didn't think of Seifer as someone who could die, simply because he was such a permanent presence in Squall's life. The reason for the DON'T TALK ABOUT ME IN THE PAST TENSE freakout was partially because the thought that Seifer could die ... kind of freaked him out.

* Whenever anything resembling a mission came up, Squall and Seifer would usually be paired together. Specifically because they didn't work well as a team, and having teammates you don't necessarily get along with is something you have to work with.

* Back in the orphanage, Squall would actually take to hiding places if he wanted to be left alone! Usually Seifer could find him after about five minutes, if he was looking hard-- Edea usually wouldn't be able to find him for about fifteen or so.

* Squall wonders why the hell Seifer keeps attracting all the weirdest friends. Relatedly, he wonders if he should call Seifer a friend or not, because it's really weird to begin with, and then there's all the emotional retardation and--

... okay yeah eyes glazing over I HAVE MORE FOR LATER
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