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02 December 2012 @ 05:01 pm
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Name: CameoAmalthea aka Tea_42

Age: 23

Location: Arizona

Occupation: Law Student

How did you find out about this community? (Specify usernames if you remember them.) Licoriceallsorts said I should join because it’s fun

Personality Questions:

1) List and expand upon your three best traits / strengths. (These should be personality-related, not physical.)

I’m very charismatic/persuasive. When I asked my husband what he thought my best traits were the first thing he said was persuasive. I’m good at making an argument or selling a point. I often get other people to go along with what I want, although I try not to be selfish or manipulative in doing so. I do things like convince a indoor type to come to Disneyland with me because I think they should have more fun or outline the benefits of moving out of your parents house if you’re miserable there, even offering to let you live with me. (Which is how an online friend is now my roommate). In customer service situations people seem to go out of their way to accommodate me. My friends have nicknamed me Hypnotoad.

I’m very optimistic. The story of person who can be seen singing to themselves and practically dancing. (I’ve been accused of prancing or strutting rather than walking). I was sky when I was younger, but even without knowing me people would note that I’m ‘always smiling’.

I don’t mind taking charge and helping others. I tend to think about what I can do to help others and that has led to taking on some leadership positions. I like people, and can direct them to meet the needs of the group. More often than not I’m put in leadership positions by friends because they know I’ll take care of things. My general mind set is ‘how can I take care of you and meet everyone’s needs’. My friends love me for my generosity, they know I’ll look out for them and that they can turn to me. I like giving guidance and more than one friend has thanked me for changing their life for the better.

2) List and expand upon your three worst traits / weaknesses.

Sometimes I am unintentionally manipulative. Some people don’t like to say no, and those people might feel my desire to persuade them to do things is me forcing them to do things. It’s a problem on both sides. I don’t like asking for things because I don’t want people to feel I’m using them, so rather than asking I try to convince people to do things so that when they say yes it’s because they want to not because I ask them. The downside is there’s a fine line between convincing and manipulating. I’m very honest (to the point of tactless bluntness in fact) so I don’t try to trick people, I give them the facts, but telling someone why they should do something rather than asking them isn’t the most straight forward way to go about things. Also, a lot of people have the opposite habit as me where they don’t like to say no so they instead try to persuade me as to why it’s not a good idea, which can be bad if I don’t get that what they mean is no, because then my continued efforts to convince them really come off as pushy.

I worry about everyone else’s happiness. Like for instance I hate the idea that people might say yes to me when they don’t want to because I don’t want to take advantage of anyone. I also tend to put other people’s needs before my own, like lending all the money I had to live on for the summer out to friends because they needed it and I technically had the money to help, so what I now have to live on credit cards I can do that, right? The thing is if you spend all your time worrying about what others think of you or what you’ve done to upset them, it can drive you crazy. I’m the sort of person where someone could stab me and I’d ask them what I’d done to upset them so much before apologizing for making such a mess by bleeding. I constantly worry that I’m bothering people, to the point of apologizing constantly or asking if it’s ok to say send a friend a PM because I’m terrified I might be a bother. I can never just say things, I have to give reasons as if to justify myself because I’m so worried about being misunderstood.

I like control, which can lead to bossiness/being controlling. My life has been out of my control in big ways, my mother falling into drug addiction and being out of control her self, effectively losing my home and parent because of that, being passed around to different relatives during my high school years then being sent out on my own after high school gradation. The ground under my feet has never seemed stable and as a result I grew to crave control. Although I’m fine following instructions, bit of a teacher’s pet really, when no one else is taking a clear lead, I will step up to make sure I have my affairs in orders and sometimes assume other people will just go along with me. I have a bad habit of phrasing requests like orders. Although, the other part of that is I’m very blunt, so might not take time to ask nicely, and just voice my plans out loud, including orders to other people. Of course, if they don’t want to go along with it all they have to do is say so, I take no for an answer and will immediately shift focus to working with them to meet their needs as well…but people still resent being told what to do in the first place.

3) Rate yourself on the following traits by putting an 'X' in the box you think fits best. (E.g. if you are slightly more introverted than extroverted, put an 'X' in the second box.) Explain your choice as well.

Introverted [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [X] Extroverted

Explain:

It’s complicated, I’m definitely an extrovert but I’m also fine with being alone and can even come off as shy. I’m an extrovert in that I love people, being out in a crowd or the center of my group of friends. A simple night out can turn into a part because I’ll include everyone, the more the merrier. When it comes to attention, I love raising my hand in class or giving a speech. I can hold the attention of a room and thrive on that. On the other hand, I like reading, writing, and studying. I’m perfectly fine hiding myself away in the library during lunch to study rather than socialize or eat. I’m also very aloof when I’m not comfortable with someone, so people might mistake this for being cold, distant, or even snobby, but really I’m more comfortable being withdrawn until I know someone likes me. Then the quietness goes away and I can talk your ear off with my tendency to monologue at people.

Cheerful [X] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] Gloomy

Explain:

Cheerful, definitely cheerful, everyone has their down moments especially with stress , but generally I’m a ball of light.

Reserved [ ] [ ] [X] [ ] [ ] Impulsive

Explain:

Reserved, but I like spontaneity? I’m a highly analytical person, and tend not to act until I’ve not only thought something through but could give a presentation on why I’m doing something and why it’s a good idea. (Which I often do, see above mentioned need to justify myself). No one who thinks as much as I do can be truly impulsive. On the other hand the idea of leaping without taking the time to look holds a certain appeal, I’m definitely an instigator of going out and doing things…but generally with some forethought.

Energetic [] [X] [ ] [ ] [ ] Calm

Explain:

Energetic, or maybe more enthusiastic than anything: isn’t life exciting, let me talk a mile a minute about how exciting life is right now. That said, I am a library girl and enjoy activities that involve a lot of sitting still. Well, sitting still interrupted by the occasional pacing.

Logical/Thinking [ ] [X] [ ] [ ] [ ] Emotional/Feeling

Explain:

Why does this have to be a dichotomy? Are emotions purely irrational? I suppose I’m an emotional/feeling person who uses logical/thinking as a shield. I don’t like things beyond my control, emotions are not always under your control, and so I much prefer things I can explain, and prove. That said, I’m soft hearted, I cry during movies, I’ve rescued baby birds from storm drains, I’m a bleeding heart. However, does a bleeding heart and tear filled eyes preclude an analytical mind?

Grudge-holding [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [X] Forgiving

Explain:

Forgiving. You remember earlier when I said you could stab me and I’d feel terribly guilty about that. If you’d still be friends with me after that I would forgive you, there’s nothing to forgive really, I’m sure we both made mistakes. I just want you to forgive me, and it makes me feel so good that you’d still want to be my friend, how can I not forgive you?

I also, really don’t get angry in the first place most of the time. Annoyed or hurt, but not angry. The only exception to that is if you do something to hurt someone I care about. I am VERY protective of my friends and won’t forgive you hurting someone I care about very easily.

4) Describe how you typically work in teams. Is it generally a good experience, or do you prefer working by yourself? Do you like to lead and make decisions or do you prefer to let others make decisions so that you can do the legwork? You may find it helpful to give an example of a team you worked on recently and how that went.

Honestly, I can do any of the above. I can get things done on my own and it can be easier to work alone because you’re only responsible for you. That said, I like people and tend to work on teams. I usually end up put in charge because I’m eager to speak up and set goals. I can be very catalytic where I’ll have an idea and am willing to be the one to lead the charge to see it happen. I have this FFVII cosplay group. My Reno cosplayer started it saying wouldn’t it be cool to have an FFVII cosplay group, I told him sure if you want a Rufus Shinra cosplayer I’ll join but I’m very busy so don’t expect me to be in charge. It turned out he wasn’t so good at pulling a cosplay group together and I was much better at working with people so guess who everyone wanted in charge?

Honestly, I never really want to be in charge so much as other people let me be in charge, but I guess I’m doing it naturally anyway. Basically, if there’s a leader I’m happy to follow, if there’s a void in power and the team needs a captain, all right then team what can I do to help you.

It also helps that I’m better at directing than legwork, my only real skill is recognizing talent in other people and getting them to do things…

5) Spider-Man Decision: If you had to choose between saving two dozen innocent children and saving your best friend/significant other/person closest to you, which would you pick and why?

Person closest to me, or anyone close to me really, I have a lot of people I love and they’re everything to me. Even if it’s not the right thing to do, when it comes to the people I care about I’m on their side before anyone else and I’ll protect them first.

6) Your friend has had their feelings hurt and comes to you for consolation. What do you do? Let's say, two days later they come to you again still upset over the same issue. What would you do in that case?

I’ll comfort them, but I’ll do so honestly. I’m not going to nod and tell them commiserate, I’ll tell them what I think of the situation. Even if it means defending my best friend’s ex-girlfriend and sending him into a moment of pure rage, it’s better he gets his feelings out anyway. I try to help more than simply console. I’ll offer suggestions as how to fix the problem where it’s fixable or give my honest opinion otherwise. However, they know if they ever need help I’m there for them. When they come back two days later with the same problem, or months later as the case my be I’ll still hear it out all over again because being a friend means being there.

7) What interests/hobbies do you have? How do you like to spend your free time?

Writing, reading, anything imaginative or creative. I also love discussion so expect to find me on online forums. I also like getting out and spending time with people. Cosplay is my favorite hobby because it combines creativity with hanging out with people.

8) Describe one to three careers you would find ideal, with a little explanation of why it appeals to you.

If I could make it as a best selling author I’d love that job. To get to create and write something that makes people happy would be awesome. The idea of being a motivational speaker is also appealing, I want to inspire others, help them, and I love talking. I’m in law school now because I like the idea that a law degree will allow me to use my strengths (reading, writing, analysis, and speaking) to help other people.

FF Questions:

9) List one to three favorite Final Fantasy games and why you like them. Sequels/spin-offs/non-numbered/KH/Dissidia games are okay.

FFVII Before Crisis: Because I’m a hipster and like games no one has ever heard of…actually no, the real reason is that I like the moral questions the game brings up because the player character, Turks, aren’t exactly the good guys. It also helps that Rufus and the Turks are my favorite characters from the other games.

Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep: Because apparently I have a thing for prequel games…the real reason is because I loved Aqua’s character and getting to play KH from a girl’s perspective. I like KH in general, but Sora’s not as interesting and being a girl I never got the whole self-insert fantasy feeling from it the way I did with Aqua trying on the slipper to stall for time in Cinderella’s world. It was a real ‘hey, I could do that moment, she could be me’ moment.

FFVII: Obviously, if I’m obsessed with a prequel game released on cell phones in Japan only I must actually like FFVII itself. I like that it’s the first FF game to be sort of modern and have modern ideas. The villain isn’t just a bad guy; it’s the evil corporation that made that bad guy.

10) List one to three of your favorite Final Fantasy characters and why:

Rufus Shinra: Because he’s very complex, worthy of hatred at times and complete love at others. He’s brilliant, clever, alluring, and the kind of person who could lose everything and lay there at his lowest point laughing about it. He’s ruthlessly pragmatic, but never sadistic or disrespectful (he gets very upset when another character refers to the Turks as ‘lap dogs’ because you don’t refer to people like that). He’s just an interesting sort of anti-hero. It would be so easy for him to be a stereotypical villain, but he has the potential to save the day if it suites him. He pretty awesome.

Aqua: I love Kingdom Hearts but it does have a problem with it’s female characters being damsels in distress, but Aqua rescues the boys. Even telling Zack Fair to stay out of a fight because she doesn’t want him to get hurt, she’ll handle it. She looks after her friends, even though trying to tell them what to do doesn’t quite work out, you can see she cares. She’s a hardworking, an ace student, a brilliant magic user, beautiful and willing to suffer a fate worse than death to save the people she cares about.

Roxas: When you meet him, you learn he doesn’t really exist or isn’t supposed to exist. All he wants is to have his home and be with his friends, but he has to give that up. I guess I can relate to how that feels. Roxas accepts his fate and is endlessly self-sacrificing. Knowing him changed Axel from a villain willing to murder his own teammates to achieve his ends to someone willing to die to save the person he cared about most.

11) One to three characters you relate to (you may reuse answers from #8 if applicable) and why:

All of the above to some extent, I think relating to a character is part of the appeal. I also cosplay all those characters and I think part of cosplay is putting yourself in the character and it’s easier if they’re someone you can relate to some level. However, there are others I relate to more so here’s my top 3.

Nunchaku (Male) Before Crisis: I told you I was a hipster. In case you haven’t heard of him, he’s a happy, optimistic person who joins the Turks because he admires them. I relate to his attitude, being a bubbly happy person who isn’t going to let the bad things in life stop me from being happy just to be alive. Also I relate to the desire to discover where you belong in life and going for something because you like the idea of it. That’s basically why I’m in law school now, and I’m not sure if I made the right choice. I liked the idea of being a lawyer and thought I could do some good, now it’s too late to back out but hey I’m learning and I’m sure it’ll work out.

Knives (Female): Again with the Before Crisis characters. Knives is summed up as someone who lost her parents, faced the harshness of reality and came out of it as a very straight forward person who still manages to be more cheerful than grim. I relate to learning how hard life can be at a young age and to feeling alone in the world. I’m also a straightforward person, and definitely cheerful. I relate her down to the occasional clumsiness.

Aqua: Everything about her. I tend to be very mothering towards my friends because I want what’s best for them. I’m willing to sacrifice what’s best for myself in order to help them without a moment’s hesitation. At the same time I can come off as lecturing and controlling. Aqua’s also a lot of the things I want to be, she so strong, brave, powerful, and so beautiful.

12) The FF game you liked playing least:

I’m actually not much of a gamer. (I hope that’s not a bad thing, I like Final Fantasy, but I’m in it for the plot). Um…Dirge of Cerberus, I watched my husband play and felt a bit motion sick honestly from the camera angles, and then plot line felt a bit…uh convoluted?

13) One to three FF characters you dislike and why:

Cloud: Yes, at the beginning of the game he’s been traumatized, but that still doesn’t excuse a willingness to join a terrorist organization and participate in an attack which leaves hundreds dead when you don’t care at all about what AVALANCHE is fighting for or anything else. Killing happens, but when you don’t even know what your fighting for and are just doing it? (I guess I don’t like mercenaries) He’s also such a jerk at the beginning of the game. He’s better by the end, sure, but he’s still overly stoic to the point you don’t really get how he feels…I guess I don’t understand introverts as much so I don’t see behind his mask of not caring as readily. I don’t really share any personality traits with Cloud, in contrast to someone like Rufus who despite not being the hero or obviously likeable is relatable to me in some ways…lets just say sometimes I think fanfic writers use things I’ve said as dialogue for Rufus lol.

Yuffie: She stole my materia. I was going to forgive her, I felt so sympathetic, and then she locked me in a steel cage and ran off! I mean, maybe I don’t exactly dislike her as dislike what she did, or thieves in general.

14) Favorite weapon in a Final Fantasy game (either the name if you liked the name, or a picture if you liked the look of it, or a description if it had awesome stats/abilities):



15) Your favorite Final Fantasy summon (e.g. Ifrit, Carbuncle, Bahamut, etc.):

Odin: It does a lot of damage and when you get it, it’s like the most awesome thing you’ve seen so far…also six legged pony!

16) Your favorite spell/ability/technique that can be learned in a Final Fantasy game (e.g. Esuna, Steal, special finishes/overdrives such as Tifa's Final Heaven limit break, etc.):

Um…honestly I’m really bad at video games and tend to just press buttons, I didn’t even know I could change limit breaks in FVII until someone told me I could, I also had to have someone fuse my spells for me in Birth By Sleep. I liked Aqua’s SpellWeaver command style because it was so pretty!

17) A Final Fantasy mini-game/sidequest you invested entirely too much time into:

I tend to ignore minigames and side-quests in favor of getting through the plot, unless I have to do them or am interested in the plot of the side quest.

Although I sort of regret giving all my gil to Fort Condor because I felt sorry for a fictional bird, while at the same time being frustrated they didn’t just try to negotiate with Shinra on a way to relocate the bird. I’m sure I come up with a proposal that would make it rationally advantageous for Shinra to protect the Condor. Even bad press for killing it could lead to economically detrimental consequences less than the cost of saving it?

I feel like policy debates would make for a boring video game, but the entire time I played VII I just wanted to give Shinra suggestions…

18) Your favorite Cid:

FFVII, but I haven’t really played anything else so…

19) Optional: Up to one class you think does not fit you, with reasoning why.

White Mage: I’m NOT saying I think I’m a black mage because I doubt that would fit, but I don’t want to be like a white mage by default. I think people assume I’d be a white mage because I care about other people and seem pure of heart. However, I’m not really very zen or passive, much more passionate (to the point of being stubborn) than peaceful. I’ll take care of those I love, but I don’t think I’m quite white mage level.
 
 
 
licoricealsorts: FFVIIlicoricealsorts on December 3rd, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
Well, Cameo, despite your dislike for Cloud and Yuffie I have to say you give off powerful Thief vibes, with a side-vibe of Soldier

"Typically friendly, outgoing, energetic and charming. They're quick, analytical thinkers, so they're probably the first to come up with a plan. Happy to sit in the sidelines and observe others. Adventurous and open-minded." Probably the only part of that description that doesn't fit you to a T is the happy to sit on the sidelines bit, although you do like to observe others. You're more of a Zidane type thief than a Yuffie thief; Zidane is the ony thief I know of who is the leader of his party.

You tend to get leadership roles thrust upon you, but you do have a powerful sense of purpose and are very driven, with a strong gift for telling others what to do and have them like it. In that sense, you're more of a soldier.

I'm going to have to vote Thief.

Too bad there's no President class!!

rayiroth: Deadly Premonitionrayiroth on December 3rd, 2012 08:37 am (UTC)
Thief, to the point of perfection.
lady_supernova: wolflady_supernova on December 3rd, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
You're a Thief. There were points where I considered White Mage, but overall you're more of a thief. Your personality answers brought to mind characters such as Zidane, Vaan, and yes, Yuffie.
Breyzy and Yin Girl: Breyzy: no turning back nowbreyzyyin on December 3rd, 2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
I can see elements of quite a few different job classes fitting for your application, but I think I'm going to echo the Thief votes above me! Your best traits are pretty much ones often associated with Thief characters like Zidane, Rikku, Edge, and Vaan: very charismatic/persuasive, very optimistic, someone who doesn't mind taking charge and helping others. I can also see your weaknesses fitting characters in the class too: Thieves like Balthier and Edge can be manipulative (sometimes not always intending to be so); ones like Zidane and Rikku tend to worry about everyone else's happiness; and quite a few FF Thieves like being in control. The FF Thieves in general tend to be associated with being extroverted, but they're also the type of characters who are fine being on their own too. Many of the FF Thieves (like Edge, Zidane, Rikku, and Vaan) are more cheerful even though they have the occasional down moment...and Thieves like Vaan or Edge in FFIV: The After Years tend to like the idea of spontaneity and being impulsive, but can also be more reserved in their actions and maybe think things through a little bit more.

The FF Thieves tend to be more energetic, and many of them tend to be emotional/feeling people who can also utilize logical/thinking (reading your answer there about "I’m a bleeding heart. However, does a bleeding heart and tear filled eyes preclude an analytical mind?" reminded me a lot of characters like Balthier, actually!). Thief characters like Zidane and Vaan eventually showcase quite a bit of forgiveness too...and, like you, they tend to only truly get angry when someone hurts those they care about. I think the FF Thieves are a group of characters who can do well in any work situation too: they can be good at following, they're capable of being good leaders, they can easily work on their own, etc. Characters like Zidane, like you, are also good at recognizing talent in others. I think your answer to the Spider-Man decision fits pretty well for most of the FF Thieves, and they tend to be the type of characters that will comfort a friend honestly and always be there for them. XD

~Haha, I also wasn't a huge fan of Dirge of Cerberus! I found that the camera angles were very motion-sickness inducing as well (and the story was...uh O_O;). Anyways...welcome to ff_land! ♥

seren_bach: Aqua2seren_bach on December 3rd, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
I debated between soldier and thief for a little while but I think I am going to echo the Thief votes. You are cheerful, outgoing and optimistic, capbable of working alone, following or leading and there are FF thieves who do all three of those and your deep concern and the way you would cheer up the people closest to you are very thief-ish as well.

I love Aqua - I was so pleased that she was so capable and that she did the rescuing! I also pretend that Dirge of Cerberus didn't happen.

Welcome to ff_land!

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Breyzy and Yin Girl: Yin: just a little bit of Time Magic XDbreyzyyin on December 3rd, 2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
I could see certain aspects of Soldier at times given some of the characters who fall into that category, but overall I really like the Thief votes for you. Charismatic/persuasive, optimistic, likes taking charge and helping others, sometimes unintentionally manipulative, worrying about everyone's happiness (Vaan, Zidane, Edge, and Rikku in particular often did this), sometimes leaning towards bossiness or being controlling...those are all personality traits that several Thief characters display at times.

Thieves are more extroverted at times (though they don't mind being on their own and some might even come across as shy in certain situations), they tend to be more cheerful, some of them can be reserved but still really like spontaneity, are more energetic, and they can be rather forgiving at times too. "Why does this have to be a dichotomy? Are emotions purely irrational? I suppose I’m an emotional/feeling person who uses logical/thinking as a shield."...for some reason, I could definitely picture The After Years version of Edge or possible Zidane saying something similar too.

They adapt pretty well to group situations or being on their own, and I could see them comforting a friend but doing so honestly too. Thief characters tend to like discussions and to spend their time around others too. :D

I loved reading your thoughts on your favorite games, and yay for Rufus, Aqua, and Roxas appreciation too! :) And...I totally agree with your thoughts on Dirge of Cerberus too! XD

Welcome to ff_land! ♥

Mynah: moar cecilsunflower_mynah on December 3rd, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
I'm going with Thief as well, actually. Not really the Yuffie kind, although she's one of the iconic Thieves - but a little more like Edge or Zidane: capable of working independently but also as part of a team, and your best traits: charismatic/persuasive, optimistic, and a good leader - are pretty much iconic Thief. There's some Soldier in those traits too, of course, but I tend to think of Thieves as the more upbeat ones (Soldier protagonists can take charge, but they also lean towards a little more seriousness than Thieves), so combined with your cheerful, extroverted nature, that really does sound like a Thief to me.

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Rissy James: Penelorissy_james on December 6th, 2012 04:32 am (UTC)
Five games in, and only now I realize I wasn't watching the ff_classchange comm

So, I'm going to admit right off that I was thinking White Mage for the majority of the time it took me to read your application. And then I got to the bottom, and had to start at the beginning again after you'd stated you feel least like a White Mage. When I got to your answer for the Logical vs. Emotional scale, and the way you questioned the rationale behind the way the traits were played against each other, it really reminded me of Rikku, and her questioning of Yevon's doctrine. You seem to be a very wide-ranged person in terms of traits and hobbies, which also reminds me of Rikku - she was usually a bouncing ball of sunshine, but there was a small, quiet part of her that was intensely sensitive and emotional. Not that she ever let it stop her.

So yes, thief.



Edited at 2012-12-06 04:36 am (UTC)
toffeethesnob: Miss Cloudtoffeethesnob on December 6th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
To be honest I was initially aiming for sorting you as a white mage until I saw that you specifically didn't want to be in that class. (Though I find that white mages are generally more passionate than passive such as in the cases of Aerith, Rosa, Eiko, Dagger etc as they will go to great lengths for what they believe in, but because of their defensive abilities and the fact that they tend to be patient in comparison to other classes they're often stereotyped as such.)

With that in mind I tried to consider what would be the next best class for you and was rather conflicted as I saw some notable hints of Black Mage, particularly the intellectual edge I saw from some of your answers and the unintentionally manipulative aspect (since most of the great schemers in FF tend to be black mages though most of them purposefully do so) among some strong Thief traits. This isn't to say that FF Thieves can't have those qualities either (FFXII's Balthier is a rather sophisticated and erudite sky pirate and FFIX's Zidane is wise beyond his years and has a great knowledge of theater and both are capable of stringing people along to do what they want) but those are simply more commonly associated with black mages. However there is a great sense of caring and optimism from this app and I think those qualities are best found among thieves since most of them (even Yuffie) have someone or something precious to them that motivates them to do what they do. FF thieves can be good guardians and not afraid of confrontation to do what they feel is the right thing (one of the most famous FF thieves, Zidane, does this to the extreme) which is what I get a great sense of in your answers. So overall, I'm going to say Thief.

Hurrah, someone else who doesn't play many video games! (I basically just play FF and that's it... I'm too terrible at Kingdom Hearts to call myself a player. ^^;;) I never played Dirge of Cerberus or Before Crisis (well the latter is sort of an impossibility where I am) but I'm willing to give BC a chance...DoC not so much... (I tried watching bits of it on youtube and despaired over how they decided to portray Lucrecia. At least Hojo was a horrible sociopath as expected.) What sort of moral questions does BC bring up exactly?

tea_42: pic#110369223tea_42 on December 6th, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
Seems the thief vote is pretty unanimous, and here I thought I'd get monk or something. Oh well, I always get sorted Slytherin despite seeing myself as more of a Ravenclaw for years. I've come to appreciate my Slytheriness. I guess thief fits the general slytherin mode. (the weird thing is I'm like very honest and lawful good)

I've never Before Crisis (being American and all), but I like readying game scripts. I'm more into games for the stories and got into most of the games I like via fanfic/ reading sumaries of the plot and actual scripts, then watching a few cut scenes. I'm not very skilled at playing games and really just want the story.

Before Crisis is on of those games where you either hate it or love it (or don't know it exists, which is most people). It can be a bit confusing and the plot is long since it's episodic with random missions, but there's a lot of great character moments and the moral questions come from thinking about that. As a player Turk you're there when the Turks bring in Nanaki, and your character isn't a bad person/doesn't have any ill will towards Nanaki (they could easily have been friends) but they bring him in to Hojo. Then there's an episode where Rude falls in love with a woman who turns out to be a terrorist spy sent to seduce him so she could still Shinra secrets, but she fell in love for real. She's not a bad person, but she works for people who are willing to kill a lot of innocent people to achieve what they think is the greater good, which could also be said of the Turks. It's very grey and grey morality. There's also themes about family and loyalty, the choice between what you want and what duty requires, love vs responsibility. A lot of things which broach the question of what is good and what is right.
the_404_error on December 7th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
I considered Monk and Soldier for awhile, but overall I must agree with Thief as well, especially considering how in FF they're typically charming rogue types, which fits with your charismatic traits. They're often very optimistic, and encourage the party in that regard. They can be leaders, and are sometimes main characters as a result, but it isn't something they'll seek out by default. Even more so than monks and the Tidus-like soldiers, Thieves are the most likely to say they love being around people and are extroverted, cheerful, energetic, and forgiving. They're also quite logical, often coming up with clever solutions while other party members are acting emotionally.

ets: girl and kiteetsplanations on December 8th, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
Hey! I'm going to cast a White Mage vote anyway, sorry about that.

The reasons the class comes to mind, as you've mentioned, kinda come easily. You worry about everyone else's happiness, are charismatic, optimistic, want to help others, and... you are stubborn. I think that being "much more passionate (to the point of being stubborn) than peaceful" is actually pretty much the style of FF white mages -- they are probably the most stubborn types in the series. (Insert Palom quote about there being an unwritten rule about all white mages being stubborn). They are rather charismatic types (Dagger, Yuna, Aerith) who people flock to for love and to be loved in return, and rather than taking a passive role in the party, everyone else feels the pressure when the white mage is out of sorts (e.g. when Yuna takes it on herself to marry Seymour/Dagger loses her voice). They're not as bubbly as the Thief types, but you do see them laugh fairly often and they definitely have a big hand in the overall happiness level of the party. I think the Thief votes are alright too, but they're a little more chaotic good to your lawful/neutral good. :)

the_404_error on December 9th, 2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
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