Butterfly Effect: Authors' Notes and Outtakes: Chapter 51 Bard Linn: Hello everyone! We hope this chapter was satisfying.
Kiraya: Jenova bit the big one; how could that not be satisfying?
Bard Linn: Well, I more meant the fight scenes leading up to said event.
Kiraya: Bluh, fight scenes.
Bard Linn: My point. :/
Bard Linn: But we really did work hard to do it!
Bard Linn: The whole 'soul fire' thing, by the way, is a combination of what Cloud does in Advent Children (against the summon) with the idea that fire purifies. I figured the Great Gospel couldn't have been enough by itself, or Aeris would have fixed Jenova easily in game.
Bard Linn: I hope that makes sense.
Kiraya: It's a classic use of fire, purification.
Kiraya: To be used on that magnitude, though... takes a lot out of a person.
Bard Linn: Well, making it easy would allow Cloud to pull it out whenever he wanted, which obviously we didn't want.
Kiraya: (Personally I think he was actually pretty much dead for a little while thereafter, but the Great Gospel preserved enough of a connection to his body that he was able to come back.)
Bard Linn: That is..quite possible. I don't know, personally. Cloud wasn't Speaking to Me at that moment.
Bard Linn: ....probably because 52 had taken over my brain.
Bard Linn: Which it did on and off again for a while. But I think it's better now.
Kiraya: Yeah... the last chapter!
Kiraya: Kind of hard to believe, isn't it?
Bard Linn: I'm excited. I need to make a list of stuff I want to talk about in notes there because I have quite a few things in my mind.
Bard Linn: ... I'm so brain dead from this week I can't remember what else I was thinking about this chapter.
Kiraya: If you have any questions, please ask!
Bard Linn: But I think we'll leave you now. Hopefully we'll see you all again before the month is out.