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  1. And it's publication day!! Physical editions of Simple & Clean: Unlocking Kingdom Hearts are now available alongside the ebook. If you decide to pick up a copy, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the support, and may your heart ever be your guiding key JLC
  2. Thank you! Your support is much appreciated 🙏
  3. I am the same myself! Owning a physical copy in your own two hands is the way to be. However I get why the appeal of a cheaper option or eLibrary peference is a thing... Anyway, not long to wait for the physical release!
  4. It is with the greatest pleasure that I announce Simple & Clean: Unlocking Kingdom Hearts will release March 3rd 2022. 👑 ❤️ The book will recap and assess the entire Dark Seeker Saga. eBook pre-orders are now live, and will also be available in paperback and hardcover from 03/03/2022. Relive the magic of the entire Kingdom Hearts series to date with a full chronological plot summary, evaluation of character relationships and lore, critique of storytelling technique and narrative devices, and much, much more. Contents: Opening Foreword Introduction The Story So Far: ‘The Dark Seeker Saga’ A Short History WTF is ‘Kingdom Hearts’? The Time Line: A Chronological Summary Square Mouse Ears Who Is The Audience Here, and How Has It Changed? Disney Characters Square Enix Characters Symbolism & Usage Composition: The Evolution of Story, Structure and Style Evolution of the Gameplay Experience Music & Style Pacing & Division of Plot Powers of 3: Trios Stakes Critical Mode: Smudges on the Rose-Tinted Glasses Darkness of the Unknown Hope & Despair Body-Snatching & Puppeteering Identity Crises Riku as the Fallen Hero: An Arc of Grief and Trauma Atonement Isn’t This Bromantic? Boys, Boys, Boys Sora & Riku Axel & Roxas Lea & Isa Terra & Ventus KLAXON: The Feminine Situation Kairi, Larxene, Aqua, Xion, Olette and Naminé (KLAXON) The Bechdel Test Expectations vs. Outcomes The Many Faces of Master Xehanort A Man With A Plan The Author: Nomura as Xehanort Organization XIII X: The Recusant’s Sigil The Pay-Off Hearts Lineage of ‘The Chosen’ The Human Heart Hurt Re:Completion Afterword Secret Report Acknowledgements Recommended Resources Pre-orders for the eBook edition are open via Amazon worldwide - several links are included below: UK: https://amzn.to/3oRZGp9 US: https://amzn.to/3uTMMuH ES: https://amzn.to/3gTx9LD DE: https://amzn.to/3JyQs9l IT: https://amzn.to/3uXXDUG CA: https://amzn.to/3GQto4g I hope that this might be something to fill the time while we wait for news on April 10th. For those interested in physical editions, be warned the book is BIG - the hardcover making an excellent collectors item and companion text. Whether new to the series or a 20 years veteran, Simple & Clean captures the essence of Kingdom Hearts magic and explores many concepts within its own foundations - some of which the games themselves have yet to explore. As before, with Melodies of Life, this is part retrospect, part analysis and is written as a demonstration of applying critical theory and literary criticism to the video game medium in the hopes that one day there will be many, many more books about interactive storytelling and our favourite video games. Thanks for your attention - stay safe, everyone, and may your heart be your guiding key! - JLC
  5. It's been out for quite a while - it's just not complete. The finale and offline mode are what we're waiting for. If that's what you meant, then still no word on a release date 🙁
  6. Thank you for this - I hope you enjoy it if and when you get around to getting a copy So far people have only had kind things to say about it!
  7. Just to be clear, this isn't MY book (though I have written a book on FFIX, Melodies of Life, and you can check that out in my bio). THIS book is by a man who is quickly gaining a reputation as THE FFVII Mythology Guy, M. J. Gallagher. He has another book in the works about Greek Mythology in FFVII coming out sometime next year too. Feel you there. I've been working intensely on a writing project and haven't been able to read, watch or play anything outside of resource materials for the last couple of months. Neil Gaiman is an excellent recommendation.
  8. I'm struggling to find a source for it. There are unofficial sources that state that Riku and Mickey go to Merlin for their new weapons, but I can't find an interview or anything that would suggest that it was Yen Sid. The whole giving Keyblades away thing is notoriously glossed over in more than one area 😅
  9. Hey everyone, finally got a hold of the new Kingdom Hearts Character Files, and a few things in here have made me stop and check what I thought I knew. There will sometimes be discrepancies in terminology due to translation either of the book or the in-game scripts, but this made me feel pretty certain it was an error... Anyone got some evidence on who exactly 'gave' Riku and Mickey new Keyblades? I was very much under the impression that it was (Former Keyblade Master) Yen Sid. I've been recently replaying all the games and haven't gotten to III yet to check in-game myself. I will post anything else I find that seems amiss or requires clarity, but I hope anyone who has any similar questions feels free to submit them to this thread.
  10. Hey, FFVII fans and bookworms! Anyone heard of or read this? This was an amazing read, satisfying both my interest in learning about different folk lore and mythology but also my craving to understand the expansive story of the VII compilation. It was so accessible that even if I had known nothing about Norse lore I would probably have got on quite happily with it, and revisiting story from games like Dirge of Cerberus and Before Crisis was such a nostalgia trip. I'm quite surprised more people haven't heard of it, so I figured I'd see if anyone else here had gotten their hands on a copy and enjoyed it as much as I have.
  11. Update: Melodies of Life is now available in hardcover, and the prices have just dropped to a new fixed rate. Also, if you are signed up to Kindle Unlimited you can read it for free! Please do remember to leave a review if you like the book, as it will help get the book to appear in more recommendation lists and help others find it. Available worldwide via Amazon. (I don't have too many tabs... Maybe you have too many tabs!)
  12. This is a real trip reading back on theories from 2012 - and hard to see the truth contradict the brilliant Lea (who was totally right to suggest the silly nature of the situation). Personally, I have no beef with the Guardian being Terra and I liked the reveal, but from a storytelling and timeline standpoint it is a little.... questionable.
  13. Update: the Kindle edition is out now! Available through Amazon along side the paperback. Thank you for your support, and if you do order a copy please remember to leave a review!
  14. How the time flies, huh? It's crazy how long it's been since we both were starting out as mods together. Thanks so much for the support. Please share it with any friends who also love Final Fantasy IX and help me get the word out ?
  15. Ah, a kindred spirit. I really do hope you enjoy it - let me know what you think of it or leave a review too! ? The tiredness was not something I expected. I have written two full length novel manuscripts that were less demanding! Then again, I took on this project 100% due to two different artists dropping out and not having much money to invest; so perhaps it's really not all that surprising! Thank you for this! While the ideal situation (as advised within) is that the reader has played the game, there is a breakdown of the whole story in the introduction that also serve as a refresher - so from what you say this should be fine with people less familiar/intimate as well! Please do let me know how you find it when you do get around to it. I am very much open to feedback and criticism, as they will only help produce better future works.
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