The Run Returns!

Hello World

 The Title's A Trap!

Greetings all, how is everyone today? Me? I'm wonderful thank you, mostly because I've finally found myself some spare time in the week to do my favourite thing in the world, write to you guys.   
 
I'm sorry if this title has lured people in with the prospect of a certain other run popular around here and whilst I'm not going to admit using a semi-obscure title to gain views, I won't deny it either.  

For those of you that remember me, thank you, the reason you followed me in the first place is returning.  For those unaware, let me explain.
 

Enduring Run

 

The gang will be all here
When I first joined the site, I did so to blog about my all time favourite game in a way that I feel has never been done before.   I wanted to play through the game start to finish and detail my journey, like my own little endurance run.  I wanted to do so much more however.  I wanted to break the game down stylistically both as a game and as a story...I wanted for reader to be interested in my blog even if they hated the game, not because I write funny stuff about it (although that is a part of it) but because I let them see it in different ways.  I wanted them to be interested in what I said even if they didn't like the subject and I wanted them to be able to participate as much as possible.

 
Times got hectic though and with everything happening in my life the way it was, I just didn't have time to write a blog about a 12 year old game.  But now I do and it's coming back better than ever.
 

Previously On The Enduring Run

If you haven't read them before (or even if you have) check out my previous entries into the run here, here and here. As you can (hopefully) see I'm trying to set the bar high for the way blogs should be presented.
 
You see them big white boxes full of info and trivia?  I'm going to add more of them.  I'm going to add a whole wealth of features including my take on the games systems, music, art design and more.  There's going to be a bestiary feature showing off the best and worst and of the games enemies, I'm going to post hot topics about not just the game, but JRPG's in general that the readers can ponder and fight over.  
 
I'm going to record myself playing the game and explain and show things I can't properly put down on paper.  The one thing I'm not going to do is turn it into a "Let's Play Final Fantasy IX."  There's plenty of Lets Players out there already and no offense to them but I want more out of my run.  I want the videos to supplement the written aspect.  I won't repeat myself in videos and text so it may save on a lot of page space and give the viewer some time to rest his eyes from all the white text on black background. 

Put simply, I'm going to add a hell of a lot more love and polish, so the reader can get a hell of a lot more out of it.
 
Oh and I'm also changing the name.  Someone rightfully pointed out that Enduring Final Fantasy IX makes it sound like a bad thing and they were right, so I've decided to rebrand the run as:  

The Endearing Run, much nicer no?

And that's it really, I'm going to start playing the game again later this week so I can hopefully post the new episode Sunday afternoon.  From then on depending on how much time I can spare there will be a new episode every week or two.  For those of you that don't like Final Fantasy IX and don't want to read about it but still love me...Firstly; thank you. Secondly; I'm going to do a few unique blogs whether I can and I can honestly say I never go half hearted, so expect my quality writing to cover a topic you may love sometime in the near future.
 
Thank you all for reading, I hope you're looking forward to my blogging future, I know I am.

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Edited by SamStrife

Hello World

 The Title's A Trap!

Greetings all, how is everyone today? Me? I'm wonderful thank you, mostly because I've finally found myself some spare time in the week to do my favourite thing in the world, write to you guys.   
 
I'm sorry if this title has lured people in with the prospect of a certain other run popular around here and whilst I'm not going to admit using a semi-obscure title to gain views, I won't deny it either.  

For those of you that remember me, thank you, the reason you followed me in the first place is returning.  For those unaware, let me explain.
 

Enduring Run

 

The gang will be all here
When I first joined the site, I did so to blog about my all time favourite game in a way that I feel has never been done before.   I wanted to play through the game start to finish and detail my journey, like my own little endurance run.  I wanted to do so much more however.  I wanted to break the game down stylistically both as a game and as a story...I wanted for reader to be interested in my blog even if they hated the game, not because I write funny stuff about it (although that is a part of it) but because I let them see it in different ways.  I wanted them to be interested in what I said even if they didn't like the subject and I wanted them to be able to participate as much as possible.

 
Times got hectic though and with everything happening in my life the way it was, I just didn't have time to write a blog about a 12 year old game.  But now I do and it's coming back better than ever.
 

Previously On The Enduring Run

If you haven't read them before (or even if you have) check out my previous entries into the run here, here and here. As you can (hopefully) see I'm trying to set the bar high for the way blogs should be presented.
 
You see them big white boxes full of info and trivia?  I'm going to add more of them.  I'm going to add a whole wealth of features including my take on the games systems, music, art design and more.  There's going to be a bestiary feature showing off the best and worst and of the games enemies, I'm going to post hot topics about not just the game, but JRPG's in general that the readers can ponder and fight over.  
 
I'm going to record myself playing the game and explain and show things I can't properly put down on paper.  The one thing I'm not going to do is turn it into a "Let's Play Final Fantasy IX."  There's plenty of Lets Players out there already and no offense to them but I want more out of my run.  I want the videos to supplement the written aspect.  I won't repeat myself in videos and text so it may save on a lot of page space and give the viewer some time to rest his eyes from all the white text on black background. 

Put simply, I'm going to add a hell of a lot more love and polish, so the reader can get a hell of a lot more out of it.
 
Oh and I'm also changing the name.  Someone rightfully pointed out that Enduring Final Fantasy IX makes it sound like a bad thing and they were right, so I've decided to rebrand the run as:  

The Endearing Run, much nicer no?

And that's it really, I'm going to start playing the game again later this week so I can hopefully post the new episode Sunday afternoon.  From then on depending on how much time I can spare there will be a new episode every week or two.  For those of you that don't like Final Fantasy IX and don't want to read about it but still love me...Firstly; thank you. Secondly; I'm going to do a few unique blogs whether I can and I can honestly say I never go half hearted, so expect my quality writing to cover a topic you may love sometime in the near future.
 
Thank you all for reading, I hope you're looking forward to my blogging future, I know I am.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Glad to have you back doing the Final Fantasy IX run, Sam. Keep up the solid work.

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Posted by Synthballs

FINALLY!

Posted by Vanek

I am so damn happy to hear you're starting this back up again! 
 
Let's hope life doesn't get in the way this time, and also, the name change is a nice touch.  I was the one who pointed out the issue with the old name and the new one is much more appropriate.