Favourite Moments in Fiction #10 – D-Team’s Force Quit Scene (Zero Time Dilemma)

WARNING: The following article contains spoiler for Zero Time Dilemma


If you played Zero Time Dilemma, you already know what I’m talking about and why I enjoy this scene. Granted, it is stupidly cheesy but even though I’ve only experienced the game very recently, it instantly wormed its way into a special place in my heart.

First, some context (not all the context, though, because we’d be here for much longer otherwise). The Force Quit Box – which can be used to end the Decision Game that the main cast have been forced to play – has been opened thanks to the efforts of C-Team and Q-Team. All that’s left is to activate it, which falls to D-Team – Diana, Sigma and Phi. But the box needs two specific items placed in it to do so, with the only clue to what they are being “Each is a mother’s memento.” Now, if you’ve not played the game, this is where it gets weird. Continue reading


Favourite Moments in Fiction #9 – Super Sonic VS Perfect Chaos (Sonic Adventure)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Sonic Adventure


I’ll be among the first to admit that Sonic’s first 3D outing has not aged well. However, I have too much nostalgia for the game to care. As one of the games that acted as my gateway into the franchise, I have a lot of fond memories playing Sonic Adventure and I still enjoy playing it to this day. If I had to pick an all-time favourite moment from it, though, it’d probably have to be the final boss fight. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #8 – Mabel Trusts Grunkle Stan (Gravity Falls)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Gravity Falls

‘Not What He Seems’ is undoubtedly one of Gravity Falls‘ best episodes; possibly the best. After spending so much time with the unscrupulous yet kindhearted Grunkle Stan, this episode managed to make myself and many others seriously question whether we really knew him. We’re essentially in the same positions as Dipper and Mabel. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #7 – Makoto Defeats the Mastermind (Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc


Sometimes a final battle doesn’t need cool explosions. Sometimes a final battle doesn’t need a clashing of blades. Sometimes a final battle doesn’t even need any sort of violence. Sometimes, a final battle can be not one of weaponry or strength, but one of words. Case in the point – the ending of the final class trial in the first Danganronpa game. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #6 – Marge Leaves Homer (The Simpsons Movie)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for The Simpsons Movie


In the 20+ years The Simpsons has been airing on TV, we’ve seen Homer and Marge have marital problems multiple times as early as the first season. It’s since become one of those recurring plot-lines that, nowadays, feels tired and hackneyed. But there’s something about the way this scene from the movie is done that averts that pitfall. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #5 – Friend Like Me (Aladdin)


Despite being one of the key films of Disney’s original Renaissance period, I never considered Aladdin to be one of my all-time favourites. Don’t get me wrong; it’s a great movie but I could probably list off ten other Disney films that I like more. But I have recently found myself gradually falling in love with its musical numbers; particularly today’s focus. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #4 – Yu VS Shadow Mitsuo (Persona 4: The Animation)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the following:

Persona 4: The Animation
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4


I know a lot of people weren’t fond of this anime adaptation of one of the most beloved JRPGs ever made, but I personally found it decent. At the very least, I enjoyed just spending time with its cast of characters again. Plus, it certainly had some kick-ass moments of its own, like this one. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #3 – Jack Discovers Christmas Town (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for The Nightmare Before Christmas


For Christmas last year, I wrote an article all about why I loved The Nightmare Before Christmas – my go-to Christmas movie for the last several years. While I covered pretty much every element as to why I love it so much, I figured I’d go into a little bit more detail regarding one of my favourite scenes from the movie – main character Jack Skellington discovering Christmas Town AKA the “What’s This?” musical number. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #2 – Zetto’s First Appearance (TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise


I’m honestly really glad I gave TOME a chance when it came out. I normally wouldn’t have invested time in an independently made, online only cartoon series unless I heard good things about it later, but I decided to give it a shot from the get-go since I was familiar with some of the people working on it.

Though I have occasional nitpicks with it, it was, overall, a very well made show with good action, writing and characters and the creator, Christopher Niosi, has my undying respect for managing to pull of his pet project successfully. And since it was recently the show’s fifth anniversary, I figured I should contribute to the celebrations by writing about one of my favourite moments from the show – the introduction of the character Zetto. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #1 – Goku Turns Super Saiyan 3 (Dragon Ball Z)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Dragon Ball Z

What happens when you don’t write anything for a week, want to get something short and sweet done for your personal deadline but don’t want to rely on the VG Music Picks twice in a row? You create a brand new series of short articles; this lot titled Favourite Moments in Fiction.

Basically, the point of these articles is to simply cover specific moments across all of fiction – books to TV, films to videogames etc. – that I personally loved, whether they be a climactic final battle, a passionate declaration of love or just a little character moment. And for our first one, it’s a scene from an anime that, despite its popularity, I’m not actually a fan off. Continue reading