Memories of FFVII

I follow a tumblr called Did You Know Gaming, which posts interesting facts about video game history.  It's pretty cool.  You should follow it. Today, scrolling through my dashboard, I saw this image:

It's not the text I'm writing about, although that is pretty interesting.

It's the fact that, when I saw this picture, I was immediately filled with a deep, alienating sense of terror.  It passed almost immediately again, but it was definitely very much there.

Final Fantasy VII was possibly the most engaging, engrossing game Iv'e ever played.  For a reasonably long period of my teenage life, I was kind of obsessed with it.  And while it's troubling to know that pictures of a particular fictional character now fill me with dread, it's also pretty cool.