I just started playing through FFXIII (after not playing since the old DS remake of IV, so all of this is like an entirely different series to me) and I'm imagining Lightning's character development as her getting progressively drunker and drunker until she eventually tolerates then loves everyone. This blog has completely altered how I perceive the game, and it's awesome! (And now I ship Fanille too, also a very good plus)
That’s a pretty great way to look at Lightning’s character development. Drinking her way out of being grumpy all the time.
(and yeah, I imagine FFXIII is a very different experience from DS FFIV! Until you get to XIII-2 and suddenly have Kain’s voice coming out of Caius’s mouth…)