- Member: Pie Row Maniac
- Studio: DZ Studios | Blood Sugar Productions
- Title: Relics
- Premiered: 2015-04-05
- Chrono Cross Scars of Time
- Yasunori Mitsuda Scars of Time
For many years, I kept a notepad near my computer filled with AMV ideas. Even during my lull where I put out almost no AMVs and mostly stuck with live-action, the list still sat there on my tower, beckoning me. Near the top of that list, along with a few choice others, was this video. I've had this idea in mind since 2007 or so. Eight years, man. Nutty.
"Scars of Time" always brought on a sense of wonder, danger, excitement and adventure. It helps that it came from Chrono Trigger's sequel, a game of equally-amazing score composition and unrivaled fun. I have similar feelings towards Laputa, easily my favorite of Miyazaki's films (though I'm inclined to give Spirited Away another shot).
After getting a new computer for my birthday from my lovely lady-wife in 2014, I set this as my next video, a way of flexing my computer's new muscle. With several life complications arising, it took me a year to finally call this finished, which worked out perfectly since I could submit it to SakuraCon 2015, along with ROCKET PANTS (PANTS! Pants! Pants...).
Sadly, neither video made it into the contest, but were atleast able to show during the non-finalist viewing on Sunday. At the very least, it's an entertaining two minutes of Logan cutting things and Cyclops nuking them from the punch-dimension.
In the past several years, I've come to believe that stories are more capitivating and more valuable than any other human asset. I attribute this to reading more and becoming involved in more fantastic yet touching fiction (read: Doctor Who, The Sandman, basically anything by Neil Gaiman). Everything either is or has a story. Objects have them, homes have them. Hell, people ARE living stories.
This past year, my father suffered several strokes after fighting Ahlzeimers for the past three years, and over time, things around me have taken on a different shape. Looking at my father's life and his many endeavors, I find myself looking at my surroundings and wondering at the culminated history around me, at the experiences that defined them. I realize now, stories have value because nothing defines a person, place or thing more.