when i was in year 5, i did a speech on clumsiness for my school’s public speaking contest and to be clever, i tripped on my way to the stage dropping my note cards all over the place, but then i pulled the real ones out of my pocket saying ‘if you’re going to be clumsy, it pays to be prepared!’
everyone lost their shit and i got second place
If you got second place who got first… Did they talk about fire safety and burn the stage down or something
Final Fantasy Series (1987-?)“After switching over to the Famicom, there was a time when I wasn’t happy with anything I was creating. I thought of retiring from the game industry and I created Final Fantasy as my final project. That’s why the title includes the word ‘final’ but for me, the title ‘Final Fantasy’ reflects my emotional state at the time and the feeling that time had stopped. They say that technologically, it’s good to keep going, and each time, we give it our all and expend our skills and energy until we can go no further; this is what I consider to be the “final fantasy”.”
From headline of newspaper in Japan today - Ohno Otoko Tears
Rough Trans of Riida’s Words of Thanks during the Hawaii Concert
"I truly want to thank everyone, I was really emotional after we got on the helicopter and it soared into the skies, now I don’t know how to react any more. When we arrived in Hawaii the previous night, I stood on the balcony alone & reminisce about what happened 15 years ago. I have mostly forgotten about what happened that day, but I can still recall feeling confused and worried about the whole situation. But ….. (Ohno’s voice cracks & he eventually breaks down crying, the audience calls out his name and he puts his hands together in prayer position & gestures an apology while silently crying) ……..after 15 years, the confusion & worrisome feelings are all gone……thanks to my members, the staff, the managers and most importantly you the fans who have supported us these past 15 years. Moving on to year number 16, please continue to travel this journey with us. Once again thank you all so much for today."