The Legend of Zelda.
The Legend of Zelda is a video game series I fell in love with after playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64. Everything about the game captured me––the story, the characters, the music, you name it. Then I played more games in the series and loved them all. It really should be no surprise I ended up making quite a few Legend of Zelda related sites. Check them out below.
Lullaby ♣ Princess Zelda
"Shadow and light are two sides of the same coin, one cannot exist without the other. I know the reason the goddesses left the Mirror of Twilight in this world. They left it because it was their design that we should meet."
It had been a question on everyone's mind, including mine: "why have I not made a Princess Zelda shrine yet"? My domain is named after her and I run her fanlisting, so what gives? I have no idea, but have I finally done something about it. Zelda is easily my favorite character in the series––and one of my favorite female characters in general––so this is something I really should have done sooner. This shrine was a challenge to write, due to being a general Zelda shrine rather than a specific incarnation, but it was so much fun.
Heroic Tale ♣ Linkle
"My grandmother always told me that, secretly, I was the legendary hero! Look! See this compass? My grandma gave this to me. It's a MAGIC compass. Proof! Now if you'll excuse me, I have a castle to protect!"
Okay, so technically this isn't a Legend of Zelda related shrine, but close enough. I've loved Linkle ever since she was first announced as a playable character in the 3DS port, and sometime later I considered the idea of making a small shrine to her. Let me tell you, it's a bad idea to tell your friends about possible shrine ideas because they have this way of making you do them. On this site I aim to provide lots of in-game information and opinions on Linkle, and to explain why I like her so much and why I think you should too.
Transcend Time ♣ Ocarina of Time
"It is something that grows over time. A true friendship, a feeling in the heart that grows even stronger over time. The passion of friendship will soon blossom into a righteous power, and through it you will know which way to go."
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a game that means the world to me. Without it I don't think I'd be a gamer or building websites for fun. I don't want to think about where I'd be if I had never played this game. While that had absolutely nothing to do with the creation of this site (although honestly I'm not sure why I didn't think about doing it before) I'm still glad I made it anyway. I'll admit it wasn't easy to do as this was my first attempt at making a shrine to a video game, but it was still a fun experience nonetheless.
Risk ♣ manga Link
"I'm not afraid. I'm an adult now, and I've grown strong. Now I can face Ganondorf fairly. If this sword chose me... If I am fit to be a hero I will fight. I will defeat Ganondorf. And this time... I will protect Zelda."
Link from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has always been my favorite incarnation of the legendary hero, and Akira Himekawa's rendition of him has me loving Link even more. Unlike the games he actually has a personality in the manga. It is easier to know what he's feeling and to understand what he's thinking. He's so much more likeable as a result. Trying to get myself motivated to make this site was difficult, but somehow I was able to do it and finish the shrine. Now I just need to be happy with it.