Video games are a huge passion of mine, and I play a wide variety of them. Although largely different from one another, my sites in this section are to characters who have one key thing in common: they are enigmas. I made these sites to explore them in hopes of figuring them out.
A Murder of Crowshttp://nightbringer.net/henry
Henry from Fire Emblem: Awakening
Henry from Fire Emblem: Awakening is a character who is hard to understand. He loves animals and life, but is obsessed with death. He will kill an ally to prove loyalty to a friend. He has deep abandonment issues, but wears a permanent smile. I absolutely love him. He was a lot of fun to think about and analyze, and oddly enough, I found myself identifying with parts of his past, and with his need to smile. Comparing Henry's past to my own, I feel like I was actually able to finally understand Henry, and I made this site to put what I discovered into words. In addition to my unique take on Henry, I wrote about in-game elements focusing on how I use Henry.
Drifloon and Drifblim from Pokemon
Drifloon is a surprisingly dark Pokemon for a game series marketed toward children: it tugs at the hands of children in an attempt to steal them to the afterlife. Drifloon is my favorite Pokemon for this reason and more. I never thought I'd make a Pokemon shrine because the creatures don't have much depth (the series has hundreds to focus on, after all), and I didn't think I'd have much to say. I was wrong. I decided to present Drifloon how I see the Pokemon in a highly analytical, highly perceptive tribute. I looked at things like numerology, color meaning, folklore, and popular entertainment to understand the creature. Everything is pulled from and drawn back to the games.
Knuckles the Echidna from Sonic the Hedgehog
A shrine to an unlikely hero in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of games, the gullible but powerful guardian of the Master Emerald, Knuckles the Echidna. He's complex, he's real, and unlike many of the other characters in the series, he has something to live for. Knuckles is a character who is often misunderstood, mainly from the inconsistencies in his character from one medium to the next. I wanted to make a site to the Knuckles I enjoy, the one from the games from which he originated. This site is text-heavy, but hopefully lots of fun. It took some time offline, but was remade in 2012, and is now back better than ever.
This Fateful Hourhttp://nightbringer.net/magus
Magus from Chrono Trigger
Chrono Trigger is super under-appreciated online. I decided to create a small, one page fansite to one of my favorite characters from the game to help spread the love. What I ended up creating is this beast to Magus. Although I decided to keep the site one page, it has more than enough content to be a multi-page fansite. Once I got started, I just couldn't stop writing about this great game and character. Magus is somewhat of an enigma. My goal with this site was to figure him out. I analyzed his story, his relationships, his personality, and his motivations. After constructing the site, I understand Magus better now. I hope you do after reading it.