Posts Tagged ‘zelda’

Robin Williams keeps Zelda in the Family.

June 17, 2011

When I first watched this, It gave me goosebumps. Same thing happened when I watched it 5 more times. Most don’t know this about Robin Williams, but he is a huge Legend of Zelda fan, so much so that he named his daughter after the princess herself! In the video below, Robin is helping promote the new re-work of Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 3DS. Also, can we talk about how gorgeous his daughter, Zelda, is? Geez!

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Be Still My Heart: E3 Nintendo Press Conference!

June 9, 2011

I feel like Edgar Allan Poe writing about his beautiful Annabel Lee when it comes down to writing about Nintendo. It basically overwhelms me. We’ve had a romance for about 20 years now – and thankfully, Nintendo didn’t end up contracting Tuberculosis and dying on me. Nintendo never disappoints me. Ever. Year after year, I wait in anticipation for the Nintendo Press Conference held during E3. I used to work the Expo as a “booth babe” and promoter – I haven’t been able to make it the last couple years, and it breaks my heart. I watch the coverage from behind my computer while tears well up in my eyes. Not really. But maybe. E3 is basically like – Disneyland for nerds. If you haven’t been, it is just indescribable.

This year Nintendo truly delivered. Their press conference ( per usual ) was entertaining, informative and playful. It’s The Legend of Zelda’s 25th anniversary, and Nintendo celebrated by opening their conference with a full Orchestra playing iconic songs from the game, while a large protector took us on a trip down memory lane as we revisited all of the games. Really, really beautiful stuff.  Then, Shigeru Miyamoto came on stage to speak. His excitement and love for Zelda is so pure and genuine, that seeing him so excited to speak about The Legend of Zelda just melted my heart. He would jump, bow, and throw his fist in the air – smiling the whole time. I got goosebumps when he talked more about the new Zelda game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Other than Zelda, a lot of amazing things were previewed during the conference. I am personally excited for the new Starfox and Kid Icarus. They also announced a free download of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords! This game is a great, and the fact Nintendo is giving it to us as a free download is proof about how much they really do love us. It feels like a long, warm hug. Thanks Nintendo! They are also giving us another free download – a new revamp of the retro classic – Excitebike! I can’t imagine how fun that’s going to be on the 3DS! They talked a little bit about a re-work on the Super Nintendo title, Luigi’s Mansion. I hated this game as a kid! I remember finding it so difficult as a child and throwing the cartridge at my little brother at one point. I’m going to try to avoid that this time around. No promises.

They ended the conference with the unveiling of the “Wii-U” which is not a new console – but an addition to the Wii itself. It’s technically a controller, but can act as a peripheral, a drawing tablet, ( !!! ), and a hand-held gaming system among other things. It’s honestly to me, pretty interesting and innovative. I’m most excited about the drawing tablet feature – I can see that being used in a lot of really interesting ways. Please, though – do yourself a favor and watch the conference if you have not seen it yet. It’s very exciting and entertaining, take my freakin’ word for it!

Full Hearts. Full Coffee Cups.

March 1, 2011

This weekend I ran away from home for a few days and attended the Cigar City tattoo convention in Tampa. All in all it was a good time, I drank a lot of coffee and talked to a lot of the interesting and fun artists. I wandered around the downtown city of Ybor consuming coffee and window shopping. Coffee Coffee Coffee. I was looking through the book of an artist from Utah, and he had the cutest coffee tattoo stencil in his book. I told him I loved it, and he said he was really hoping to do it this weekend – so we did! I had to represent my love for coffee eventually.

I also had my Legend of Zelda tattoo started, I believe I had mentioned I was getting it but never got around to posting pictures of it. I was going to wait until it was finished, but im just too excited and need to share. They are crappy webcam pictures, but you get the general idea. It’s Princess Zelda holding a life fairy – I love how all her armor and stuff looks already, it will be amazing when its all colored in.

Magical!

 

I just want nerd tattoos from here on out, hah.

8-bit Bastards.

December 9, 2010

A month ago, Tate’s Comics upstairs gallery Bear and Bird had a themed community art showing with the theme of “Childhood Fears”. They have a different theme every month and anyone is allowed to submit a piece for both show and sale. I recently bought this piece from the Childhood Fears gallery, and I am in love. The artist titled it “8-bit Bastards”.

Can you see me? Hi!

The artists name is “C.Cochran”. So, whoever you are C.Cochran – thanks a lot because I am in love with this.

Things I Love Thursday!

August 19, 2010

1. Lush “Mask of Magnaminty”: I am a huge fan of any and everything Lush makes, but this face mask is so fresh and minty, slightly exfoliates and makes my pores smaller. It even removes makeup. It’s magical. Put some on your face and see what happens.

2. DONUTS: Normally I try to avoid eating these, and watch my sugar intake, but lately i’ve been throwing caution to the wind. When I was younger and my metabolism made an effort, id get 4 or 5 donuts on my walk to middle and high-school. Ahh, the good ole’ days.

3. Cardigans: Blame it on Mr. Rodgers, he just looked so damn slick all the time. I ‘ve been wearing cardigans with everything so damn long that I dont feel right leaving the house without one. I feel very weird with my arms exposed now. Cardigans are something I keep buying even though I easily have about 20 currently. If my house was on fire, i’d grab my cardigans.

4. Sailor (Chibi) Moon: To say I was obsessed with Sailor Moon when I was younger would be a understatement. If you know me, you know I still absolutely love it. I still try to collect old merchandise and watch the show all the time. Sailor Chibi Moon was always my favorite character. She is Sailor Moons daughter from the future.  Her pink sugary uniform is a total ruse – she is rowdy and loud and rude as hell, and for that, I love her.

5. Naked Juice: I have always drank Naked Juice when I discovered it several years ago while working at Whole Foods.  I usually stayed away from the green one, until recently I tried it at work. Its by far the most delicious of all of them. Shame on me.

6. Fixed Gear Bicycles: I could ran about these bikes all day, so i’ll keep it short. I love the challenge and excitement of riding them. They are my main source of transportation and let me eat those donuts I love so much without feeling totally bad. There is a great bike community where I live, too.

7. Candy Bars: Since Steve stopped being Vegan, he eats a lot of candy bars. Which means I eat a lot of candy bars. Candy bars are something I never used to buy or eat, and now I crave them all the time. Oh boy!

8. Nail Polish: I know I put polish on my last TILT – but this is a little different. I go back and forth between loving dark shades, and lighter shades. Right now im still stuck on light shades, so much so that I can never pick what shade to do my nails. I solved this dilemma by just doing a different color on each hand, see:

im wearing “minted” by Revlon, and “tickled pink” by Wet n’ wild.

that is also a little drawing i did on some receipt paper while I was bored at work, haha. I like to draw little character pictures of all my coworkers and leave them around the shop. Everyone I work with has such a distinct look and style that its really fun for me!

Im just going to leave this Japanese Legend of Zelda commercial here for your enjoyment/second-hand embarrassment:

Nail Art: A Love Story

June 20, 2010

For a very long time I was absolutely considered a tom-boy. I wore dirty jeans, converse and the same 4 tshirts over and over: A Spider-man shirt, a Darth Vader shirt, a Weezer shirt and a  childrens Super Mario shirt i found at a thrift store. I wore minimal makeup and applied it poorly. I just wasnt very feminine by any means. In my more recent years, i’ve begun to sort of figure it all out. While I still feel like a 9-year old boy on the inside, im trying my hardest to show any sort of resemblance to the 25 year old women that I am.

While i’ve got basic makeup skills figured out, my more recent endeavor is nail art. I never painted my nails, and when I started, it was either red, or a clear coat. Now I’ve become rather adventurous and fairly addicted to collecting high quality O.P.I nail polish. This is a habit im trying to break, but I dont see that happening anytime soon because ive just found the most perfect parallel for both geek and chic’:

like, really? Could you appeal to my interests anymore?

After coming across this image I did some intense googling:

Deadpool would approve of this.

It’s a thing of beauty.

Ladies (or gentlemen..?), if these are your nails 1. I think i love you, and 2. Please comment or email me and I will credit you/link to your blog!

Legend of Zelda: The Movie

June 19, 2010

( i wish )

I know I wasn’t the only one whose tender Hyrulian heart was broken when they learned that this well done April Fools video was, well, just that. This fan video was so well done and on-point enough to fool many, including myself. When I was first Linked ( no pun intended ) to this video by an equally excited friend, just the sound of the iconic Zelda theme and a vision of Epona was enough to give me goosebumps. I grew up with this series, and I’ve been waiting for a movie for over 15 years. I know im not the only one.

I like to revisit this video sometimes, even though I know the chances of an actual movie are slim – I am hoping that the tsunami of hope this video caused would be enough to encourage someone  to just THINK about maybe putting an actual movie in the works. Who do we go to? Hollywood? Nintendo HQ? The President?

I vote we just relentlessly send our letters, and movie ideas, to Shigeru Miyamoto. I’ve met him once and he seems like a reasonable man!

If we can get handfuls of poorly executed Dungeons & Dragons movies im convinced a Legend of Zelda movie is entirely possible.