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    EchoFox23* reacted to WakelessDream in Square Enix's Osaka team is hiring for its next Kingdom Hearts project   
    It’s reassuring to know they’re already gearing up for more Kingdom Hearts in our future haha.  Wonder what this could be. 🤔 
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    EchoFox23* reacted to ocean's rage in Unpopular opinion: the Disney worlds are no longer relevant   
    ok if you hate disney that much why are playing kingdom hearts?
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    EchoFox23* reacted to SweetYetSalty in Unpopular opinion: the Disney worlds are no longer relevant   
    I don't want to get rid of Disney. That's part of the magic of Kingdom Hearts. I just want the Disney/Pixar elements to matter and play a larger part in the overall story. I think KH3 did some elements pretty well, such as Vanitas using the screams of the Monster inc world to revive himself, the replica research and how they tied it to Toy Story, Baymax, and even kinda Davy Jones with the whole "being able to be active with his heart and body separated" thing. I wanted deeper relevance for sure but I wouldn't say they were irrelevant.
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    EchoFox23* reacted to Darkfire1408 in Paupu Smoothie   
    Seeing the menu offerings of the ambassador suite inspired me. The chocolate drink based on the paupu fruit with raspberry and passion fruit made me want to try it. Unfortunately, it seems no store around here sells passion fruit, but I was able to get a star fruit, which is ridiculously expensive, but worth it. Made a raspberry star fruit smoothie with coconut milk, lemon juice, and honey. Will definitely be trying again when I get my hands on some passion fruit though. Would probably candy the slice of star fruit used to decorate the glass in the future. Would you guys like to try your hand at making a paupu-inspired dish? I'd love to see what you guys can come up with.

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    EchoFox23* reacted to ReverofE in [KH1] Stop + Gravity + Gravity   
    Part 2 of another video I posted with Stop+ Gravity+ Gravity. It sort of gives a cool reason as to why Stop and Gravity have not returned as much in future Kingdom Hearts games other than CoM and in a way Birth By Sleep.
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    EchoFox23* reacted to Kieserry in Favorite Optional Boss from the original North American release of Kingdom Hearts?   
    i  remember fighting and beating all of them sephiroth was by far my favorite fight and yes @echofox23* dodge out the asswith him, kurt zisa was my next favorite with his unprodictable attacks and using his 4 arms, while phantom i hate fighting him with constantly needing magic to survive and to hurt him and ice titan to me was a joke and couldnt hold a candle to the others
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    EchoFox23* reacted to EliDZ in The difference between links and summons.   
    Here's a video explaining why Summons aren't in KH3. If you prefer to just read it, then the topic is typed out below the vid.
    SO in each main Kingdom Hearts game we have Summons, well actually in KH3 we have links. What’s up with that? Did Nomura one day just decide to go with a more dull sounding name? No, because links aren't even a new function. We’ve seen links in two games prior to KH3. First in BBS in which they are known as Dimensional links. And then in Dream Drop Distance in which the word link is used all over the place in relation to dream eaters. The one specifically used in combat is simply called links and has different properties for Sora and Riku. In BBS D-Links are used with the Wayfinder and the links in KH3 are used via Heartbinder. The common similarity amongst all links across the series many games is that Sora and the rest are calling upon the power of the hearts they are linked to. As opposed to when it’s a Summons(from KH1 and KH2), in which they are actually calling upon who it is being summoned. Pretty straight forward. In KH2 Simba and Mushu recognize Sora, because they had actually met him when they were being summoned in KH1. There’s no doubt that those were the actual individuals said to have been summoned. But can we say the same about links in KH3? I’m proposing that what really sets links apart from summons is that fact that rather than the actual Simba being summoned. It’s more like a Simba being recreated. In hindsight it explains why Simba is all of a sudden a massive fire lion. Even more so it explains why Simba, Ariel, and Stitch look like phantoms. They aren’t real versions of themselves. Well meow wow and ralph don’t look different, but there's a good reason for that. That which seems like an inconsistency actually is more supportive evidence. What is it that separates meow wow and ralph from the rest? It’s the fact that they are inherently artificial beings. While a talking lion, mermaid, and alien may seem like fantasy to us. In the world of KH they are natural beings. However Meow wow is literally from dreams and Ralph is made of Data. In fact Ralph doesn't even look completely normal he has a glitchy/pixelated look to him. Meow is the only one that looks exactly the same. So when sora is manifesting the dream eater, it can appear as the artificial beings that it already is. Meanwhile natural beings look distinguishably fake. So that about cover most of, if like to hear me explain and speculate more then you can check out my video in which I ramble on more after I cover the main topic you just read.
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    EchoFox23* reacted to WakelessDream in Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2020 Sora feature: A closer look   
    Oh I wholeheartedly agree with you. It’s a little disappointing how many facts they got wrong. (Zurg as a boss?) I’m glad that Sora is being recognized, but it wouldn’t have hurt them to do a tiny bit of research.  
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    EchoFox23* reacted to Movies798 in Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2020 Sora feature: A closer look   
    Congrats to you Sora! Plus, you will have even more appearances in the future of the Kingdom Hearts series!
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    EchoFox23* reacted to Movies798 in Which Golden Age Disney film would you like to see become a world in Kingdom Hearts?   
    Oh definitely The Three Caballeros. Not only it's an interesting movie, but it could be an interesting world because it could be about Sora learning more about Donald's past before he became Mickey's magician. Plus, we can meet José and Panchito as Sora's new party members too.
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    EchoFox23* reacted to Jingilator in Nier Automata x WALL-E?   
    Recently, a user known as @Finn and vigor tweeted about the concept of WALL-E's similarities to Nier Automata. What do you think of his concept?
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    EchoFox23* reacted to Allwil13 in Cross Stitch Heartless Symbol   
    Recently I decided to try my hand at cross stitching. What do you guys think of my first project? Haven't gotten around to framing it yet, but I'll be sure to share when I do.

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    EchoFox23* reacted to Dagesh Lene in Kingdom Hearts III has been nominated for the "Best Visual Design" Award   
    No matter what you think of the rest of the game, I definitely think you can agree that it has amazing visual design.
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    EchoFox23* reacted to SweetYetSalty in Why Didn't Organization XIII Replace Dead Members?   
    Continuing with my overanalyzing of 358/2 Days, another concept has caught my interest. Recruiting new members. The original Organization XIII have never been 13 for long. For the most part the primary team has been Organization VIII. Or IX if you count Xion, but it's never actually 13 for very long. Now I know the purpose of Organization XIII has changed over the course of the series but for Days it was still primarily in KH2 mode of their goal of collecting hearts to send Kingdom Hearts. Simple enough.

    But their is something that gets overlooked that I wish got expanded upon in the Organization. And that is the replacement for members. As we know five members of the group were sent to Castle Oblivion and killed off, but why is it they never replace their ranks to be back at 13? Let's look at Roxas. Roxas was so important to the Organization that they made a replica clone to copy his abilities in case something happened to him. That makes perfect sense. If you work all day at a computer then make sure you have backup files in case something unfortunate happens to your work. Xion was that backup file for the Organization. But why didn't they replace the others?

    Now you could argue that only Vexen and was worth replacing when compared to Roxas and his importance to the group. And frankly I'd agree with that. But the concept of new members has come up in the game itself. When Roxas first goes to Olympus with Xigbar, the latter mentions they could use the area to scout for new recruits for the Organization. At first you might think, does he mean more Dusk? Which is probably what it meant. But what if they had tried to turn Hercules or Hades into a Nobody to refill their ranks? What if while Roxas was training with Phil, another org member made contact with Hercules or Hades to try and turn one into a Nobody? Hercules is one of the physically strongest Disney characters in KH, and could have replaced Lexaeus as one of the Organization's physical attackers. Or smooth talker god of the underworld Hades, who could have replaced Marluxia as the reaper. Also Megara's sprite is confirmed to have been in the game and went unused. I wonder if this could have been the game where she and Hercules meet since she was not present in KH1, and perhaps she played a role in trying to trick Hercules into losing his heart the same way she was tricked into Herc losing his strength in the movie. Obviously they wouldn't have turned Hercules, but it could have been a good story to tell on the Organization trying to get back to being 13.

    Xaldin had a similar story with the Beast, and as we know he was thwarted by Sora and Belle. Beast, like Hercules, is one of the stronger Disney characters with a strong heart. Able to cross between worlds without help. It was a very cool story, and Beast could have been a potential replacement for the empty five seats where nothing gather.

    It just feels kinda weird they didn't feel the need to stay at 13, given how important that became in future games to always have 13 members. To the point they had 13 plus reserves. Saix tells Roxas "When have we ever been more then 13?" But the real question is "when have they ever been 13 to begin with"? I know Saix just said that because he hates Xion, but it doesn't change the question on the importance of 13.

    To me in addition to Beast, and given the worlds they choose to put in Days, it would have been interesting if they had scouted the likes of Hercules, Hades, and even the likes of Aladdin and Jack Skellington, people with strong hearts to potentially either join the ranks of Organization XIII or turn them into Dusk or some class of Nobody to serve under them. Nobodies don't just grow on trees.

    Now again, I know with Disney characters they are restricted with what they can or can't do with them. And I know Organization XIII is different today then what it was back then. But this is more of wondering from a in universe situation on why Xemnas didn't think to replace the Castle Oblivion team. Because even if you take into account their real objective they still need all 13 seats filled up. Anyway that's just the thoughts of a Kingdom Hearts fan with too much free time on his hands.
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    EchoFox23* reacted to The Transcendent Key in [UPDATE] Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland to feature Kingdom Hearts characters   
    Here's hoping that the original characters are featured in the future!
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    EchoFox23* reacted to WakelessDream in TV Show Club - Stranger Things   
    I'm good with whenever, we're ahead so up to the folks who still need to watch the next episode. Side note, this show constantly gets "Should I stay or should I go" stuck in my head.
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    EchoFox23* reacted to Allwil13 in TV Show Club - Stranger Things   
    I just think it's highly unlikely that two people have gotten dragged into... wherever they're being taken and that they're both going to come out unscathed. I think that since Will's a kid, it would be pretty brutal to kill him, not to mention he's been the characters' main focus ever since he disappeared. But we haven't seen the response to Barb's disappearance yet, so maybe I'm just jumping the gun here. I just suspect that Barb won't get a happy ending here, but again, this is just speculation. 
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    EchoFox23* got a reaction from WakelessDream in TV Show Club - Stranger Things   
    I'm ready! Haven't gotten to episode 3 yet but I might tonight
    I was about to cry over some of Eleven's flashbacks XD Like I related hardcore so much to the isolation scene. Never had that happen to me before but it reminded me of how alone I felt sometimes. I'd like to see her progress more as a character, I feel like there's going to be a lot more to her and I would love to see it fleshed out. The scene with Joyce got me really into the show, with the mysteries and stuff. I'm liking it so far, I remember how good it was when I first saw it XD
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    EchoFox23* reacted to NemesisSP in [UPDATE] Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland to feature Kingdom Hearts characters   
    Maybe it's just me, but if you're going to post about this, why leave out the part of the pamphlet that has the information you're reporting on on it?
    Yeah, I get you have the link to the original there, but it's inconvenient to do so.
    Just thought I'd share my thoughts on that.
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    EchoFox23* reacted to WakelessDream in TV Show Club - Stranger Things   
    What makes you think Barb’s fate will be different from Will’s? Just curious. Also I wonder if they’ll end up crossing paths wherever they are. 
    Yeah the flashback scenes were intense! Eleven is such a mysterious character, I’m with you as I think there’s more to her than what we’ve seen so far. I already finished the third episode but still can’t wait to find out what happens next!  
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    EchoFox23* reacted to WakelessDream in TV Show Club - Stranger Things   
    Someone warn me if I’m getting into stuff from the third episode because now everything is just meshing together for me.  
    I’m really interested to find out more about Eleven, her flashbacks both make me feel bad for her but also leave me with more questions surrounding her past. 
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    EchoFox23* reacted to WakelessDream in TV Show Club - Stranger Things   
    Seems we’re all on the Will isn’t dead side  Can’t wait to talk about the second episode tomorrow.  
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    EchoFox23* got a reaction from WakelessDream in TV Show Club - Stranger Things   
    Sorry for the late reply ya'll, I'm trying to catch up today and tomorrow hopefully, I've been busy with hw lately XP. I think Will isn't dead either, though there's something about him missing just seems off... if he's not dead yet and the phone call proves that he's alive somehow, he must be where a phone line is available... I'll for sure get the episode done by Monday ^-^
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    EchoFox23* reacted to SweetYetSalty in Roxas's Charcter Evolution Through Disney Worlds   
    I've been replaying 358/2 Days and I'm started to appreciate the little things the game added to the Disney worlds to not make them feel 100% filler when focused on Roxas and his daily life.
    Agrabah: Roxas learns about friendship from watching Genie and Aladdin. I believe this is where he hears the term "best friend" which later comes into play for him with Axel and Xion. Roxas learns of the different tiers of friendships and when Axel first states he doesn't have a best friend when first asked, Roxas's portrait is sad. He might see this as his friendship with Axel is not that strong. But this of course changes after a trio mission in Twilight Town, where he and Xion earn the "best friend" trophy.
    Beast Castle: Roxas learns a lot during his missions there with Xion and Xaldin. Not just about the castle's story but about love. Watching Belle and Beast also foreshadows Roxas's own struggles for the future when he himself loses something important to him (Xion) which is a big part of his story.
    Olympus Coliseum: In addition to Roxas interacting with Phil (one of my favorite og/Disney interactions) Roxas learns that he is special and that he has expectations to meet from both the Organization and those that put their trust in him (Phil) I believe this is another reason Roxas continues to train with Phil even though he doesn't have to to slay the Heartless.
    Wonderland: Roxas learns to trust his instincts and follow the White Rabbit as well as interact with the Cheshire Cat. It always pays off because whenever he does he is able to find the Heartless he is after. This helps Roxas grow as a character, so in the future when he is second guessing something he can always trust his instincts. This comes into play later in another Disney world.
    Halloween Town: This world didn't do much for Roxas personal growth that I can think of. But there is more subtle foreshadowing here. The Leechgrave storyline is Xion's. Xion starts off small and cute, harmless right? Just like the Leechgrave. Lock, Shock, and Barrel can represent the Organization in that they take in the small Leechgrave just as the Organization take in Xion. In both cases they lose control of their small pets. The Leechgrave grows big and consumes it's fellow Heartless. By the end of Days Xion is "trying" to consume her BFF Roxas and becomes a giant armored monster. But in reality she wants Roxas to defeat her which is not what Xemnas wants and thus he has lost control over her. Not sure if this was intentional or not but the similarities were quite interesting. Also Roxas and Xion fought here for the first time too.
    Neverland: This is the world where Roxas really starts to do what he wants even if it doesn't benefit his mission. He wanted to help Tinkerbell and decided to do so. Even though it had nothing to do with his mission and would not help him accomplish his Organization goal. It is here Roxas fully thinks for himself and where his rebellious attitude really starts to grow and take shape.
    Twilight Town needs no explanation I think, but I do want to touch on the dropped world that didn't make it into the game which is Pinocchio's world. It was said that this world would have been a story for Roxas and Xion to want to gain hearts after hearing about Pinocchio, the puppet who became real. This would have been a beautiful story and really touch on the aspect of Nobodies wanting a heart by watching others gain a heart. Also would have been great for Xion's replica/puppet storyline too.
    Anyway those are my thoughts on 358/2 Days Disney worlds. While the Disney worlds in this game did nothing to advance their own storylines or Kingdom Heart's overall big plot, I think they did a great job in building Roxas's character and his friendships as well as future events for him, shaping him into the powerful and confident young man he is today. It is because of this game Roxas became my number one favorite character in the series and his character growth is my favorite story of Kingdom Hearts.
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    EchoFox23* reacted to Movies798 in Kingdom Hearts III Wins Outstanding Performance Award at TGS 2019   
    Awesome! Truly deserve it! Now I wish Kingdom Hearts 3 at least gets nominated for Best Game of the Years Award!
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