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    Final Fantasy VIII 
    Sony Playstation
    Rowin Mittchell
    (to email me you must remove the nospam label)
    Last Updated: 1/08/02
    Version 1.0
    Table Of Contents
    I. Introduction
    II. Who is Julia?
    III. The Song "Eyes On Me"
    IV. Small Script From Final Fantasy VIII
    V. Lyrics to "Eyes On Me"
    VI. Credits
    I. Introduction
         Well, it seems that after about a year's worth of playing this game, 
    I finally get the chance to do a major update on it.  Some of the things from 
    this FAQ were changed around, and basically re-written to update both the 
    Japanese and the English Versions of Final Fantasy 8.  Also most of the 
    sections in the FAQ were removed since I felt that they didn't "roll" along 
    with this FAQ.  Also I decided on not adding in a "whats updated" section 
    of this FAQ since I felt that the past should not be reflected on in this 
    FAQ and only the updated sections. 
    II. Who is Juila?
         Juila is basically a character in Final Fantasy 8. Throught the entire 
    4 disc set of Final Fantasy 8 Julia is NOT a playable character in the game.  
    You first meet Julia in Laguna's part of the game when while heading to 
    Galbadia Hotel in Galbadia (Deling City for present day Squall). From most 
    major FAQ's and websites that cover Final Fantasy 8, Julia is another one 
    of Squaresoft's replaying characters throught the Final Fantasy world.  One 
    of the quotes from their website is the following;
         "Juila seems to berelated somehow to another story made up by 
    	As I went searching on the net for this little tidbit I came across 
    this small quote that has to do with Julia and Laguna. 
    	"Julia has waited for Laguna's return. Laguna did not returned due to 
    his "mishap".  
    	(Author's Note: This "mishap" that I am guessing is the escape from 
    the Lunatic Pandora 	with Kiros and Ward.)
    	"Julia sees that Laguna has not come to her for a long time and decide 
    to marry Colonel 	Carlway" (In Squall's Point of view, Carlway is Rinoa's 
    	Also stated was that Julia's full name which is Julia Heartilly, Riona 
    Heartilly's mother. If you look through the information guide in the options 
    menu and if you have Julia's name in there, you can see that Julia died when 
    Rinoa was between 3 or 8 in a car accident (I dont remember the specific year 
    of Rinoa's age, but Julia died when she was young.)
    III. The Song Eyes On Me.
         The song "Eyes On Me" is played through the scene on the Ragnorok with 
    Squall and Rinoa.  For some background information on this song, you should 
    know that is sung by pop star "Faye Wong". (For some side information, Faye 
    Wong also preformed this song live on the Japan Radio Awards on a rooftop, 
    while many CG clips ranging from the "Landing on Dolett Beach" to the "Opening 
    CG Movie" can be shown."
    	What this song has to do with this FAQ is that it looks like it has 
    a reference with one of Laguna's scene's in FF8 and gives the entire game 
    a romance type of atmosphere. For all I know this is just something that I 
    was thinking about but it looks like this song seems quite well with this 
    scene in the game since both the song and that scene has some type of reference 
    with one another (i.e.: both having to do with the relationship between 
    "crush" on Julia. And how Squall has something for Riona).
    IV. Small Script From Final Fantasy VII
         Here is a translated part of Final Fantasy 8 from where Laguna and his 
    friends Kiros and Ward go to the Galbadia Hotel for some "rest and relaxation". 
    What they also note is that that the Galbadia Hotel is the same place in which 
    Julia plays her piano (If you listen closely, it is a vocaless version of 
    "Eyes on Me.")  Now for all of those who have the FF8 soundtrack put
    on the opening song to Final Fantasy 8 and read this part of the FAQ to see 
    what I have been
    talking about all this time. And for those who dont have this soundtrack you 
    can read the lyrics below and try to hum it to this script. Ive also included 
    a little extra to the script from the game as well (Thanks to "The Unofficial 
    Final Fantasy 8 Translation Page"  Since they were the ones who did a wonderful 
    translation of Final Fantasy 8 for those who don't speak a bit nor can read 
    a bit of Japanese.) 
    (Head down and to your right to the Galbadia Hotel...) 
     Soldier across the street: Come to see your sweetheart again, Laguna? 
                          (Inside the hotel, go down the stairs to your right 
    and enter the bar) 
                          Waitress: I'll take you to your special seat. 
                          - I just want to walk around a bit...
                          - Thank you. (*)
                          - (What is this?)
                          Laguna: Ah, thank you very much. 
                          (...a dream?)
                          (Laguna is so cool...)
                          (What is this... What's happening to me?)
                          Laguna: Sit. 
                          Waitress: May I take your order? 
                          Laguna: The usual! 
                          Kiros: For me as well. 
                          Ward: And make it quick! 
                          Ward: Look, Laguna, your Julia is taking the stage...  
                          Kiros: Is this the night you're finally going to go 
    see her? 
                          Ward: Yeah, go! 
                          Laguna: What are you saying?! Can't you see she's busy 
                          Kiros: You're a man who can't betray your dreams...  
    Come now, go up to the
    stage and make your appeal
                          to her. 
                          Laguna: Don't be ridiculous! 
                          Ward: So says the man who's just sitting there
                          (Laguna stands up and approaches the stage...) 
                          Laguna: Oh... This close to Julia... 
                          (Will he really do it?) 
                          Laguna: So awkward... 
                          Laguna: Oh no, my leg cramp.. 
                          Laguna: (in pain) Aah! 
                          Laguna: (limping around) So pathetic... 
                          (Laguna limps off the stage and back to the table with 
    Kiros and Ward) 
                          Kiros: Well, you handled that quite well, Laguna. 
                          Ward: That strategy was a perfect success! 
                          Kiros: Oh, just sit down. 
                          Ward: We didn't think you'd actually go up there...
                          We'll give you one point for that. 
                          Kiros: However, you revealed your miserable self to
                          Julia. You lose three points... 
                          Laguna: If only I could say something... 
                          Laguna: (sighing) Ah... 
                          Laguna: Julia... so beautiful... 
                          Kiros: (looking over Laguna's shoulder) Oh...! 
                          Ward: (looking) Well, er... 
                          Kiros: Laguna, we'll should be leaving now...
                          Please excuse us. 
                          Laguna: W--what? Couldn't you stay just a little
                          Ward: This is our treat. Take a deep breath and try
                          to relax, Laguna... (they leave) 
                          (Julia quietly walks up to Laguna's table...) 
                          Julia: May I sit here? 
                          Laguna: Aa-- 
                          Julia: I'm not intruding? 
                          Laguna: N, n-no! Not at all! 
                          Laguna: P... Please, do sit down. 
                          Laguna: [thinking] (I'm beaten... Julia... She's
                          really here... What do I do? Kiros.. Ward...
                          Help... What-- what should I say?) 
                          (This man... He can't think of anything?) 
                          Julia: Will you be all right? 
                          Laguna: Yes... somehow... 
                          Julia: ...how's your leg? 
                          Laguna: M-- my leg? Oh.. this? It's okay, it
                          happens all the time... 
                          Laguna: I don't know quite why, but it cramps up
                          like this whenever I get nervous... 
                          Julia: You were nervous...? 
                          Laguna: I was, well... but... But now... 
                          Julia: Please, relax... 
                          Julia: It would make me feel terrible if someone
                          was nervous because of me. 
                          Laguna: Ah-- Please forgive me... 
                          Julia: Ah... I have a suggestion, but... (Could we
                          talk in my room? I'm renting a room here...) 
                          Laguna: Y-- Your room!? 
                          Julia: Well... 
                          Julia: (It's just that this is a difficult place to
                          talk, don't you think? With everyone able to
                          Julia: If it's okay... I hope you can come. I think  
    you're the kind of person that I'd
    like to talk to... 
                          Julia: You don't want to? 
                          Laguna: Don't be ridiculous! Of course I do! 
                          Julia: Well, then I'll be waiting for you there.  Just 
    ask for my room at the front
                          Laguna: (Am... Am I dreaming?) 
                          Laguna: (No-- this isn't a dream!) 
                          Laguna: (Julia said that she wants to talk to me...) 
                          (It's noisy inside this guy's head...)
                          Laguna: (But... It'll be just the two of us... What 
    should you do, what should you
    do, Laguna?)                      
                          (Do whatever comes naturally...) 
                          Laguna: (...I'm always just rambling on about 
    myself... Well, that's how it was. All
    right!  Today, I'll just be listening to                       Julia.  at 
    the bar)                   
                          Ward: Will you be able to talk to Julia? To actually 
    have an intelligent and witty
                          Laguna: Don't worry! Leave the conversation to me. 
                          Kiros: With you... It's usually so one-sided that I 
    wouldn't exactly call it
                          Front Desk: Would you like a room? 
                          - I'm looking for Julia's room... (*)
                          - I don't need anything...
                          Laguna: J-j-ju-ju-ju--
                          Front Desk: ...?
                          Front Desk: Oh, you must be Laguna... I'll let her
                          know that you're here.
                          Front Desk: Please, go right ahead. 
                          Julia: Thank you for coming. 
                          Laguna: N-no, no, the pleasure is mine! Thank you for 
    inviting me. 
                          Julia: Please, have a seat... 
                          (Laguna paces around the room uncomfortably, trying 
    every possible seat before
    standing up again.) 
                          Julia: You're already leaving? But we haven't been 
    able to talk at all... 
                          Laguna: No, n-no! That's not it... 
                          Laguna: I... It's just that I'm a fan of yours, so, 
    I'm a little nervous... 
                          Julia: You came to listen to me play so many times... 
                          Laguna: You.. You were looking at me?! (runs away 
                          Julia: You were always smiling when you looked at 
                          Julia: Your eyes... I like them. But now, you have 
    frightened eyes... 
                          Julia: Don't worry, I won't bite... I just want to  
    look into your eyes and talk with
                          Julia: So, why don't we go have a drink? 
                          Laguna: This must be a dream... 
                          ...time passes... 
                          Laguna: Well, I don't really like being on the 
    battlefield, you know... But we get to
    travel around and see the sights... 
                          Laguna: And it's fun, always being together with Kiros 
    and Ward. 
                          Laguna: Those two are great guys... Next time, shall 
    we all have a drink together? 
                          Laguna: I... When I get out of the army, I want to 
    become a journalist. 
                          Laguna: I'd travel all around, see the sights and hear 
    stories, and report them to the
                          Laguna: Recently, I had one of my articles published 
    in a magazine. I was so
                          Laguna: So happy... 
                          Julia: That's nice... 
                          Laguna: (No good... I'm monopolizing the 
                          Julia: Hmm? 
                          Laguna: Ah... Please, you talk too... For
                          example... Do you have a dream? 
                          Julia: I... I want to sing. Not just to play the
                          piano... to sing... 
                          Laguna: Now that, I'd love to hear! 
                          Julia: It's no good though... I can't write
                          Laguna: Oh, I see... It's difficult, isn't it? 
                          Julia: But... It's all right now. With your help,
                          I'll be able to write lyrics. 
                          Laguna: M--my help? 
                          Julia: Yes... 
                          Julia: The many faces you showed me... 
                          Julia: You showed me your pain, and worry... Bitter
                          feelings wrapped up in your smile, your face, your
                          Julia: You gave me that hint. I think you could
                          write wonderful songs. 
                          Laguna: This is incredible... I must be dreaming. 
                          Julia: But it's not a dream, right? 
                          (a knock on the door...) 
                          Kiros: Laguna! We have new orders! Assemble in
                          front of the President's house, quickly! 
                          Julia: Will we meet again? 
                          Laguna: Of course! I'll come back to hear your
                          (Fade out as the dream ends...)
                          (Squall, Zell, and Selphie regain consciousness on  
    the train) 
                          Train Announcer: Next stop, Timber Station...
                          Squall: We... Were we all sleeping? 
                          Zell: Do you think we were sprayed with sleeping
                          gas? I bet there are a lot of guys who don't want
                          to see SeeD moving out... 
                          Squall: (That may be true... I'll have to take 
                          Selphie: Did anything happen to us? 
                          Squall: There's no reason to worry about that... 
                          Selphie: Okay... 
                          Selphie: If you say so, I'm okay. 
                          Selphie: Oh! I had the nicest dream... 
                          Squall: (I had a dream too, but it wasn't so nice. I 
    dreamt I was this stupid man...)
    V. Lyrics to "Eyes On Me"
         Now like I said above, if you dont have the FF8 soundtrack here are the 
    lyrics to the song.
    Eyes On Me 
    Whenever sang my songs 
    On the stage, on my own 
    Whenever said my words 
    Wishing they would be heard 
    I saw you smiling at me 
    Was it real or just my fantasy 
    You'd always be there in the corner 
    Of this tiny little bar 
    My last night here for you 
    Same old songs, just once more 
    My last night here with you? 
    Maybe yes, maybe no 
    I kind of liked it your your way 
    How you shyly placed your eyes on me 
    Oh, did you ever know? 
    That I had mine on you 
    *Darling, so there you are 
    With that look on your face 
    As if you're never hurt 
    As if you're never down 
    Shall I be the one for you 
    Who pinches you softly but sure 
    If frown is shown then 
    I will know that you are no dreamer 
    So let me come to you 
    Close as I wanted to be 
    Close enough for me 
    To feel your heart beating fast 
    And stay there as I whisper 
    How I loved your peaceful eyes on me 
    Did you ever know 
    That I had mine on you 
    Darling, so share with me 
    Your love if you have enough 
    Your tears if you're holding back 
    Or pain if that's what it is 
    How can I let you know 
    I'm more than the dress and the voice 
    Just reach me out then 
    You will know that you're not dreaming 
    * repeat  
    VI. Credits
         First off I would like to thank Squaresoft for making such games like 
    Final Fantasy VIII and other games as well. Second I would like to thank the 
    following people for there contribution to this FAQ;
    Your Final Fantasy 8 Homepage;
    Provided the Lyrics for "Eyes on Me" and Some of the information in Section 
    2 "Who is Julia"
    The Unofficial Final Fantasy 8 Translation Page;
    Provided the translation for the First part of Laguna's scene in Section 4 
    "Small Script from Final
    Fantasy 8"
    Kyle Lees for helping me out on how to write an FAQ and for proofreading this 
    FAQ as well.
    And also the many others who emailed me about the times that Julia died and 
    how old Rinoa was when the incident happened.  Since there were so many that 
    couldn't remember her exact age nor I couldn't remember, I simply put up 
    between 3 and 8.  
     ( "This document Copyright 1999 Rowin Mittchell". Any copies or 
    reproductions of the FAQ
    without the author permission will be sued to the fullest extent of the law.)