The goggles are on.
Never a good sign.
below was copied and pasted from my deviantart-
Hnng, one of my commissions from a bit earlier this month. I didn’t want to post it until Valentines Day just in case the commissioner wanted to share it with whoever first as a surprise.
But since it’s mid day for me so it should be safe now!
Also, Thank you commissioner for taking interest in my art, this was a lot of fun to draw!
characters are Cissnei & Kunsel from Final fantasy VII; Crisis Core.
I have really ambivalent feelings towards ACC Reno. On the one hand, he’s beautiful and gets some good lines, and I love him. On the other hand, OG Reno was pretty seedy and skanky and a lot older, and I loved him like that. It’s like when Hollywood decides they can’t use the original stage casting because the leading lady just isn’t pretty enough, so they replace Julie Andrews with Audrey Hepburn.
I have a pet theory for this—basically consisting of how the Turks had been through a lot of shit right before the OG started, and the way Reno looks reflects that, like he’s been smoking instead of sleeping for weeks on end.
And by AC, Rufus is sick and the world half-ended and that takes its toll, but at the same time the Turks have gained back more close knit cohesion by then, so Reno looks healthier by comparison.
He does look too young, though. There’s definitely an overly generous helping of bishounen prettiness in his AC design. But I’ve also thought that it wouldn’t be super amiss if he looked especially, particularly seedy and sketchy in the OG in a way that he wouldn’t at other times in the compilation.
Though that is just a headcanon I use to explain the discrepancy. Since the compilation wasn’t planned at the time of the OG production, there’s no way anybody was thinking about that.
on a break