I don’t think of myself as someone who has a lot of hometown pride, but I admit I got a tingle hearing the Westfield Valley Fair Mall name checked in this story. The whole thing revolves around the fact that the mall actually straddles the border between San Jose and Santa Clara, and how that complicates things now that San Jose has a $10 minimum wage, while Santa Clara is still around $8.

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"That’s why I was never moved by Aerith’s death. Yes, she, like Shadow, is a member of my party, but her death isn’t my fault. It happens in a maudlin cut scene, out of my control. Far from shedding tears, I was instead annoyed at how presumptuous the Final Fantasy VII designers were to give me responsibility for a character and then abruptly take it away for the sake of a tearjerker moment.”

—For Our Consideration: The most compelling Final Fantasy death isn’t the one everybody talks about

This game is one of the formative experiences of my life hashtagnojoke

gameological:

"That’s why I was never moved by Aerith’s death. Yes, she, like Shadow, is a member of my party, but her death isn’t my fault. It happens in a maudlin cut scene, out of my control. Far from shedding tears, I was instead annoyed at how presumptuous the Final Fantasy VII designers were to give me responsibility for a character and then abruptly take it away for the sake of a tearjerker moment.”

For Our Consideration: The most compelling Final Fantasy death isn’t the one everybody talks about

This game is one of the formative experiences of my life hashtagnojoke