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During our intro skit - which starts at 00:01:39 - Squidge talks anatomy, dropping the name of a part of the body which might either be embarrassing to hear or troublesome if there are little ones around. He uses the phrase:
Shinra building testicle course
This ends in a discussion of the 2005 movie Waiting, which is definitely not safe for little ones.
Check the chapter markers and skipt the intro skit if this will be a problem.
I’ve also been told
I had someone listen to the episode into the spoilery bits
that there’s a use of the word “arse” late into the episode, around the 50+ minute mark.
Please listen responsibly
THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE
PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION IF YOU HAVEN’T PLAYED IT YET
We promised it the last time that we talked about FFVII and we’re delivering on it this week. Squidge and Lulu wanted to talk about their thoughts and reflections on the FFVII remake.
As such, I wanted to hand over control of the pod to Squidge and Lulu. But before that, I wanted to talk about our recent games. And speaking of…
Lulu’s Recent Games
Mobius Final Fantasy
farewell, old friend
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Final Fantasy XIV
Squidge also tells us about his strange sleeping habits, which sounded a lot like Mike’s Tube sleeping escapade from an episode of classic British comedy series Spaced:
jump to 1 minute for the scene in question
Squidge’s Recent Games
Final Fantasy VII (2020)
Lego Jurassic World
It was at this point that we lament the dreaded 30s pixie and the spell that it casts. And Lulu talks about comfy pants
Lulu tells us that she always misses our streams because she tends to do FF XIV raids when we stream, and Squidge worries us all about whether he wears pants during his streams.
Bobbing Up & Down and The Movies
Squidge and I started bobbing up and down, and that was because I was sitting on a yoga ball
I sometimes get lots of lower back pain
and Squidge likes to play along. And I start talking about whether I could hack the FF VII remake to get it working on my PS2 - or whether I should buy a copy of the PS4 version and use one of the super early PS4 emulators
apparently, PCSX4 is a scam. That is, according to a lot of folks in the emulation scene
Seriously, they didn’t even try to make Audrey Hepburn look vaguely human in this advert.
When both parts of our earlier discussion on the Final Fantasy VII Remake were released, Lulu
being the absolute amazing person that she is
tweeted about them both, and we got some wonderful interactions with the voice cast. Here are the tweets for part one (you’ll need to click through to see the threads):
I doubt they’ll even see this, but it’s worth a shot! @ReallyCody @ItsBrianaWhite @amtraxVA @ericalindbeck @brittbaron @JohnEricBentley We sing your praises in this episode and it would be an honour if you gave it a listen!!
including when Austin Lee Matthews quoted the episode back to Lulu
seriously Austin, you’re amazing. Thank you for listening
Another shot in the dark, but here goes! @amtraxVA @ItsBrianaWhite @JohnEricBentley @brittbaron @ReallyCody @ericalindbeck @tylerhoechlin Here is part 2 of the podcast in which we discuss FFVII:R, would be an honour if you guys could give it a listen!
We have no control over this. But Jay is looking at building his own Twitter widget so that we don’t need to use Twitter’s tracking script
Some amazing stuff there, and I want to issue a very real and heartfelt thank you to the voice actors who chose to like and comment on these tweets.
We also talk a little about Barret losing his hand, and how Square-Enix might choose to present that - potentially in very gory detail. And Lulu points out that it’ll be strange for a lot of us long-term fans to see Barret with two hands, especially since we’ve grown used to him only having one hand for the past 20+ years.
Inside Baseball Talk
Squidge needed to take a bio-break, and we left the microphones on. Because we believe in not throwing any content away
and because it’s always fun to find out "how the sausage is made"
we decided to leave our inside baseball talk in.
We talked about how Lulu needs to be on the show more, and how I’ve received messages saying that Lulu should be on the show more, how G
and how Squidge creates lots of ringtones whenever Lulu is on the show
It’s as this point (around 36 minutes in), that I bowed out and left Squidge and Lulu to record the episode. I literally have no idea what they talked about, and will likely not even hear this portion of the episode until next year
when the game comes out for formats other than PS4
so I’ll have to hand over to Squidge & Lulu for the remainder of the show notes.
I don’t actually have any notes other than to say: