And this was especially stupid since I went through my PSX memory cards before playing and really should've seen the old save file sitting there.
So... moving on to The Legend of Dragoon. (... yeah, yeah, I still need to finish the original PSX Valkyrie Profile. I'm getting around to it, so shaddap. :P)
(Note 1: I will be getting three games in the next month. Persona 3, Wild ARMs 5, and Sonic Rush Adventure. When I get the money for them. More fuel to the fire.)