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OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and interpretation of video game music that was founded in 1999. Its primary focus is ocremix.org, a website featuring thousands of free fan arrangements, information on game music and composers, resources for aspiring artists, and a thriving community of video game music fans.
Currently, OCRemix has over 2,700 rearrangements of various video game tracks, remixed by over 1,100 artists. This total collaborative effort gives a wide selection of different genres to enjoy. In all, over 200 Final Fantasy tracks have been mixed, from both main series games and spinoffs. Many among these tracks were released in complete, multi-disc albums, as part of large projects OCRemixers collaborate upon en masse. Thus far, OCRemix has released four such albums (for Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IV, the first of a five-part Final Fantasy V album, and Final Fantasy VI). (more...)
I'm a big fan of Lord Avon's plays. I have—I mean, I've seen all of them. 'I Want to Be Your Canary' is one of my favorites!
I Want to Be Your Canary (君の小鳥になりたい, Kimi no Kotori ni Naritai?, lit. I Want to Be Your Bird) is a theater play in Final Fantasy IX. It was written by Lord Avon hundreds of years ago, and tells the story of the romance between a noble and a peasant.
Ajora was born in the Lesalian city of Bervenia twelve centuries ago. Raised in Milados, he preached openly about the coming of Paradise. This infuriated the Pharist priests, and the Holy Ydoran Empire hanged him as a traitor. When Mullonde, the center of Pharist teachings, then sank into the sea, Ajora's disciples began to preach of his divinity, eventually forming the Church of Glabados.
He has two portraits. One depicts Ajora while he was still alive, and the other is shown in-game during the a scene near the end. That portrait is similar to Alma Beoulve's, only with loose, white hair instead. He uses the unique job class False Saint (or Phony Saint in the PS1 version). (more...)
Pulse fal'Cie and l'Cie are bad news. That's why Cocoon kicked them out. Live too close to the fal'Cie? One-way ticket to Pulse! That's the Purge in a nutshell.
The Purge (パージ, Pāji?) is a form of forced migration and social cleansing in Final Fantasy XIII. It is conducted by the Sanctum, the fal'Cie-run government of Cocoon, to get rid of those believed to have been 'touched' by Gran Pulse.
After a Pulse fal'Cie was discovered within a Pulse Vestige in the town of Bodhum, everyone who was in Bodhum at the time were accused of being tainted by Pulse and the people of Cocoon cried out for their expulsion. The Sanctum's personal army, PSICOM, quarantined the town and rounded up the people, regardless of whether they were citizens or tourists. The deportees were forced to wear "Purge clothing" (restraint garments fitted with a metal device that binds their hands, controlled by a remote held by a PSICOM soldier), and loaded onto "Purge trains," while those who tried to resist or run were fired upon. (more...)
This is my partner, Angelo. Angelo is really smart!
Angelo (アンジェロ, Anjero?), full name Sant' Angelo di Roma (サント･アンジェロ･ディ･ローマ, Santo Anjero di Rōma?, lit. Santo Angelo di Roma), is Rinoa's pet dog in Final Fantasy VIII. Despite the masculine name, Angelo is female. Her design is based on a black-tricolor Australian Shepherd that one of Tetsuya Nomura's co-workers owned during the game's production.
Angelo's profile in Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania reveals her full name and date of birth, as well as how Rinoa came to own her: Rinoa found Angelo at the Timber Pet Shop when she was just a puppy. Without telling her father, Rinoa bought Angelo on impulse. (more...)