Happy Thursday everyone! We've almost made it to Friday

Well, actually, today is my Friday. I was leaving early today and taking off tomorrow for some plans I had made that, unfortunately, fell through. Well, since I've already flexed the time and taken the day off, I might as well just relax and enjoy myself. There are some chores I can do around the house and there's always some Monster Hunter to be played! Or Luigi's Mansion. I should probably get on that, but...Monster Hunter...

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Anyway, in house keeping news, next week I'll feature a new TAY image from another one of our users. We only have 4 submissions total, so if you're feeling motivated to do a photoshop for us, the directions are in the link below. Also, today is going to be my last consistent long-form blurb. I'm going to try to just do some short form ice-breaker questions and see if there's any change in the comment volume. Let me know what you think!

So, here it is, the (potentially) last un-official topic. Saddest video game farewells. I know I've done deaths before, but that was for the main character. No, this is for any character in a game that left the story (potentially through death or other means) that left a huge impression on you. Maybe this was a game that didn't have a sequel, so when you finished the game, you essentially said farewell to your characters.

I may have mentioned this before, but Lufia II is FULL of farewells. Heck, there's even a point in the middle of the game where you get married and have a kid. For most games, that would have been the end, but not Lufia II! You get married, have a kid, and the world needs saving. Again, so you set out with your wife to save the world.

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Now that I think about it, there are two (three) farewells in this game that really stuck with me. The first was the death of Dekar. ***SPOILERS FOR LUFIA II BELOW***

This guy.

Anyway, he's easily the STRONGEST character in the game. He's light-hearted (stupid) and full of justice. You can't help but love this guy. In fact, he's so strong, that he saves your entire party from a horde of monsters in a collapsing dungeon by blocking their way and fighting them off while your party escapes. I have no doubt he would have come out alive had it not been for the building collapsing. You never get him back.

The other notable death was that of Maxim and Selan at the end of the game. I'm pretty sure I cried. If you haven't played the game, I recommend it. I haven't played the DS reboot though, so maybe someone else can speak to the quality of that game.

I still tear up at the thought.

So, that's it for me today. Share your stories below and I'll be back on Monday with a new Open Forum. TUT will take care of you for the weekend. I hope.

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Also, please don't forget to use the ***SPOILERS AHEAD FOR _______*** tag when spoiling a game from the last...5 years we'll say? I mean, it's good to always use them, but if you're being selective about spoilers tags, then at least try to be considerate.

Thanks to Mr Marsu for the image! If you'd like to enter the contest, please submit all your entries to this link for a chance to be the featured image for the Open Forum. We're always looking for new header images.

Also, don't forget that the Kickstarter for our very own Habboi's A Hat in Time is still going strong. If you haven't already contributed, I strongly urge you to do so! The game looks amazing, and we want to make sure he has so much work to do that he can't post here anymore!

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