Sunday, June 26, 2011

OoT 3D - On to Master Quest!

Last night, I completed Ocarina of Time 3D. Barely.

I say barely, because my 3DS was running out of power and I think it would have turned off if I hadn't shoved it into a charger at the last moment. It even started blinking red at me on the top as well as the bottom, where the power-glow-thingy is located. I did everything I could think of to conserve power - I even turned off the 3D effects! That was, like, the lowest level I could stoop to. I also turned down the brightness setting to its lowest and turned on power-saving mode (whatever that is). The only thing I refused to change was the sound. I kept the volume on high. I mean, I was watching the credits, and they're pretty pointless without the music.

Speaking of the credits, they surprised me when the music was exactly the same. I'd heard a while back that the song in one of the Ocarina of Time 3D trailers would be used as the credits song. Luckily, I watched the whole thing through, and after you see Link meeting Zelda again in the courtyard, where the credits would end in the original, the song I expected to hear started up, and downward-scrolling, movie-style credits commenced.

Therefore, I unlocked Master Quest. I've been playing it today, and let me tell you how excited I am about this. VERY! It's almost like a new Zelda game! ...Almost. I mean, I already died once! That's great! You'd think it wouldn't be great, but honestly, it is. I rarely die in Zelda games anymore. To have it challenge me so much that I would actually fail like that... in the FIRST DUNGEON... means I'm going to truly test myself in later dungeons to come. Unlike my "less than 3" death goal I made for myself during my recent run of OoT 3D (which I met happily - I got two. The first was a ReDead, the second was Dark Link... I think those are fair deaths...) I'm going for "less than 6". Hopefully I'm not underestimating the difficulty of Master Quest, and I'll actually have to TRY to meet that goal.

At the moment, I'm in Kakariko Village in Master Quest, about to move on to Death Mountain and start the second dungeon, Dodongo's Cavern. I've already gotten my two bottles (which, much to my relief, weren't any different to obtain in this version) and I was JUST about to get Sun's Song (in fact, I closed the cover of the 3DS as I was playing the Zelda's Lullaby that opens the grave into the Sun's Song area XD) when I logged on to the computer. Why? Because... I thought of something.

What happened to Boss Challenge mode?

I'd heard of it multiple times, on many fansites... and yet I'd completely forgotten about it throughout the game! WHERE IS IT?

Apparently, thanks to this wonderful article at Zelda Dungeon, I have to go back to Link's house. Supposedly Sheik told me about it. I guess I wasn't paying attention. XD

I'm ready to try that Boss Gauntlet!

...After getting my Sun's Song on this Master Quest file.

And after this? ...I'm going to try that "Master Sword as Young Link" glitch. And then I'll try all the glitches I know from the original Ocarina of Time on this version, haha. I know quite a few, and according to Zelda Dungeon here, the creators tried their best to preserve the glitches from the old version. Yay! I might still be able to do my swordless glitch! :P

I also apologize that this was not the comparison post I promised - I'm kind of eager to get back to my Ocarina of Time game to do the things I just mentioned above, so I don't want to write a long post like that.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

OoT 3D - Only to Water Temple? I'm ashamed of myself.


And thus I didn't get on the computer at all. So I have a lot of catching up to do. The only big news I've seen so far is an announced new Legend of Zelda game for Wii U. And there's a few Ocarina of Time 3D glitches... though I have my own. Two of them, in fact. Am I glitch magnet or what?

Maybe I should be filming myself to prove that these actually happened... but I TOTALLY wasn't ready for them. Besides, both had negative effects. In the first glitch I got stuck in place and my sister wasted all my arrows trying to get out of it, and the second glitch stole 100 rupees from me and gave me an unwanted Blue Potion.

...I'm so unlucky!

Enough of that for now. I'll probably explain later in this post. For now... I want to write about what I've been doing on my lovely 3DS.

First off... I'm only in the Water Temple. I know that's sad, especially for me, self-proclaimed Zelda expert. I've been distracted by the other features on the 3DS, though. You really can't blame me! I really did dream of completing the game within the first, day, though. I really hoped to move on to the Master Quest. ...Oh, well. I guess three days it is, yet again. At least I won't spend 17 hours in the Water Temple like my last run.

I started off EXTREMELY excited. I mean... 3D Ocarina of Time! Who WOULDN'T get excited about that? I was marveling over all the little details - Saria's fairy was green now, and the fairies of the other Kokiri looked pink like the healing ones you trap in bottles. And the Great Deku Tree looked amazing!

...But when I realized it was the EXACT same game, I started getting bored. XD

I kept playing, though. I played until I left the Kokiri Forest (where in my confrontation with Saria, her fairy had randomly turned red instead of green! ...What the heck?) and got my ocarina, and went out into Hyrule Field. It was at this point I went to find my sister to tell her how insanely easy this game was (Gohma died in under 3 minutes! I didn't even have the bring her down 3 times like you normally do - only two, and I wasn't ready the first time, lol) and... she kind of took over the game...

And by took over, I mean stole my brand new system from me and started going crazy with the new controls.

After begging her not to get trapped in the cutscene with the owl (Kaepora Gaebora is more evil than Ganondorf. HE is the one we should have been using the Master Sword on!) she accidentally went into Kokiri Forest...

...where everything was covered in a strange pinkish-red glow.

You can imagine how surprised I was at this point. In fact, I was past surprised. I was freaking out. If I remember correctly, forests - especially enchanted Kokiri Forests - should not be red.

So I went back out into Hyrule Field... and everything was red there, too! No! And I immediately blamed my sister, of course. She was the one last messing with the controls... it must have been her fault.

...Well, apparently, since the 3DS is so advanced and all, sunset and sunrise actually bathes everything in a red glow. Hey, makes sense, I guess. But it thoroughly succeeded in confusing and even scaring me at first. XD

If everything suddenly turned red, you'd be, too!

Anyway. The rest of the game is fine, as well - the updated graphics are truly beautiful. I loved looking at the Great Fairy Fountain in 3D (though for the Great Fairy herself, I can't really say) and pulling out the Master Sword...... wow. Just wow. There were a few other minor changes I'd like to mention, especially in the controls, but I'll save those for a later post when I complete the entire game.

For now, let me think... what else was interesting that happened to me in Ocarina of Time 3D so far?

...Well, there are those glitches...

All right. I guess I'll talk about those.

The first one happened when I was hunting Big Poes as an adult. I'd just completed the Fire Temple, and my lack of a fourth bottle was starting to annoy me. To get the fourth bottle (the only one you can get as an adult) you need to catch all ten Big Poes in Hyrule Field (only appearing when you're on Epona) and sell them to the Poe Seller guy in Castle Town. Once you get all ten, he'll give you the bottle.

This one Poe in particular was the one that appears by the tree right outside Lon Lon Ranch. I wasted SO many arrows trying to get him - he kept getting away! And it's impossible to aim that bow in 3D, so I had to turn it off, much to my disappointment (I like the 3D effects!). I rode back and forth, trying to finally defeat that Poe with my bow. And when I FINALLY did, I was so relieved, I immediately rode up to it and dismounted Epona. I walked over to try and talk to the Poe's spirit... but instead I re-mounted Epona. Annoyed, I pressed 'A' to get off her again... but instead talked to the spirit, still on my horse.

I didn't even know that was possible. Is it possible, or was that part of the glitch?

Anyway, everything seemed normal, until I said "catch in bottle" or whatever. The in-game text showed up saying "You caught the Poe's Soul! Sell it to the guy for lots of money!" or whatever. I pressed 'A' and the text disappeared... before immediately reappearing, with the same message.


And then, when the text disappeared, I couldn't move. O_o

I could L-target (locking on to the spot where the Poe's soul previously was)! I could use my bow (and, upon showing my sister, she wasted the small remainder of my arrows while pressing every button possible to get un-stuck)! But I couldn't move!

Luckily, it was easy to fix. I could still save during this. So... I did. And then I turned it off and back on. Yay.

Still don't know what happened.

The second glitch occurred... would you believe it... within ten minutes of the last one! After turning the game back on I retrieved Epona (who was still standing in the same spot) and headed to Kakariko to buy more arrows (because I'm too lazy to look for them, and I have so many rupees it's nice to spend them every once and a while). After that, out of random boredom I went to the old woman who runs a secondary potion shop behind the main one - you know, the woman that sells you the Blue Potion? Yeah... I went in there, and talked to her...


All I did was talk to her!!! That's IT! She even asked, "Ultimate Potion! 100 Rupees" or whatever! And I, still in shock that all my rupees had randomly disappeared, selected "Don't buy."

And then I got a Blue Potion. For no reason! I don't even want one - I was hunting Big Poes, remember? I need my bottles empty to put their spirits in. Worse, now I only have 53 rupees. Well, at least now I won't be throwing away the ones I happen to gain in the Water Temple.

All right, this is a long enough post. Tomorrow (or whenever I finally complete this game) I'll do a full comparison between Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64 (or Virtual Console on Wii, but hey, they're the same thing XD) and what I've noticed changed in Ocarina of Time 3D.

But for now... goodnight!

Monday, June 20, 2011

I am now a proud owner of Ocarina of Time 3DS.

...But I still can't play it. Because I still don't have a 3DS.

Fortunately, there's good news! Babysitting surprisingly gave me... $66! I was NOT expecting that much! I mean, I was hopeful for $50, right? So with that money, I bought a 3DS off eBay. It's expected to come Thursday.

I still can't decide whether I should open my Ocarina of Time 3D and register it for that CD offer (which ends tonight, midnight Pacific time) or leave it. I really want that, but it's just smarter to keep the game sealed until I get my system, you know? On the other hand, I'm dying to see what a 3DS game looks like. Are they exactly like DS ones? XD Plus I'll have no way to prove that I got it on the first day it came out unless I register it right away.

...I guess I already missed my chance for that. I received the game yesterday, but I'm still debating over opening it up today.

Well, I still have the receipt. And I need to keep that receipt, because it also has my renewed preorder of Skyward Sword on it, haha.

Oh, I hope my 3DS comes soon. I'm dying to try out Ocarina of Time 3D... plus, since I bought the 3DS online instead of locally, I saved money so I also can get Link's Awakening.

That's the best part of getting a 3DS: getting one of the three Zelda games I don't have! If they remake Oracle of Seasons and Ages, my collection will be complete! ...Unless you count the CD-i games, of course. Sadly, though, I don't have that much money to spend. Seriously, go online and check out how much Link: Faces of Evil costs. And then I'd need to buy the system, too. O_o

You know what happened at GameStop while I bought Ocarina of Time 3D? Some man came in and preordered Skyward Sword next to me. He asked what its release date was, and the GameStop guy replied, "November."

Me: ...When did this happen?

You know, I probably should have actually said that instead of thinking it. But whatever.

November release for Skyward Sword does sound highly likely, despite Europe's Nintendo saying August. Honestly, I'd prefer that to an August release - I know I didn't act like it in my previous post (especially considering I mentioned I'd slap the person responsible for the typo, if it was one) but it's true. They'd have more time to prefect Skyward Sword... and I'm kind of out of money right now after buying the 3DS, so... XD

Saturday, June 18, 2011

One more day for Ocarina of Time 3D's United States release

Guess what? I no longer have Skyward Sword preordered.

...Okay, I regret it now. I've had money on that thing since September 2010. Only AFTER I left GameStop did I realize that rather than moving my money for Skyward Sword over to Ocarina of Time 3D could I have just paid the money AGAIN and kept SS's preorder... if that made any sense...

Basically, now my money is on a preorder for Ocarina of Time 3D.

And guess what? I DON'T HAVE A 3DS!

I think I'm going to get one, though. They're cheaper online, so I'll buy one there. I'll have enough money then. However, it still means I won't be able to play Ocarina of Time 3D right away. I'll be able to stare at the game! But that's pretty much it. Fortunately, I have plenty of friends with 3DS's. I'll just ask one of them to let me try it out.

It's very exciting. Ocarina of Time is great game, and all those incredible trailers are just making it look even BETTER.

As soon as I go to GameStop tomorrow, I'm going to put some money back on Skyward Sword, though. XD I couldn't go back yesterday, when I canceled the preorder, because I'd gone up that desk 3 times to ask the guys questions. I was trying to find enough money to buy a 3DS, lol. The three games I was willing to sell, though, only gave me $11 and my DSi would have given me $50, but I'm too attached to that thing to let it go. It has Link on it, you know. I bought a skin over the internet to put on it... of course, in GameStop, I saw an Ocarina of Time 3D skin for the 3DS! I was super excited! That's what I'm asking for for my birthday...

Anyway. I made $10 today, and I'll make another $5 for sure tonight, and HOPEFULLY will be getting some money for babysitting later. How much do you think I can get away with asking for babysitting? I want to make a lot of money, rofl... but I don't want to look greedy.

I mean, ideally they could give me $100 and I'd be happy... VERY happy... but somehow I doubt that's happening...

...Even $50 would be nice...

Anyway! Ocarina of Time 3D. Yep. Looks amazing. I can't wait!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Duty before Love (Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Medli x Link fan fiction)


That's right... a post on Medli's Messages... that's ACTUALLY ABOUT MEDLI!

The title explains most of it, but I'll go into detail. This is a story I've been writing for while for There's this program that Insane, certifiably is hosting called Across the Fandom. She is trying to get oneshots for every pairing existing in the Zelda-verse from a variety of different authors. You were able to sign up on this one thread (I'll try to find a link later) and claim a pairing, and then they'd give you another one at random. For no reason whatsoever, I decided to sign up for Medli x Link, and then they gave me the random pairing Din x Link. I have no idea what I'll do for Din and Link, but for now, I've finished the Medli one. Yaaay!

I... don't really know what inspired this. I just started writing about Medli, lol. But you, dear readers, please tell me what you think - I rarely ask for comments here on Medli' Messages (at least, RECENTLY I haven't asked for comments) but I'm doing so now. I love feedback on my writing. You can tell me what I'm doing wrong, what you like, what you don't like - in fact, you can even tell me you HATE the thing and I'll be so happy that you left your thoughts. It doesn't matter.

My main worries about this story: Is it romantic enough? Too romantic? Was it too dramatic, or just right? Was it sad, or so stupid it made you laugh? Are Medli's and Link's personalities right, or did I totally screw up (main concerned about Link in this area)? Those are the kind of questions I'd like you to answer, if nothing else. ;)

If you steal this, I will hunt you down and... um... destroy you! Or something. Seriously, don't steal.

Please enjoy! (Though I REALLY hate the beginning. Those are always the worst.)


Duty before Love by TwilightWakerofTime (A.K.A. Sierra WinterBreeze, A.K.A. Windlilly)


How had it come to this?

Her heart pounding, she leaned against the door, wincing as she heard another crash. Oh, great Spirits of Water and Sky… please let him be all right…

Sighing, Medli turned around again, slumping against the cold, locked door of the Earth Temple. Of her temple. Even if she lacked their memories, ever since Laruto awakened her she could sense the presence of her ancestors, the deceased Sages that once empowered the Master Sword. She was left to take their place, to guard the temple and aid the Hero.

It wasn’t the aiding the Hero part that she found hard – she’d just gone through an entire temple with him, flying to places too high to reach and breaking barriers with her harp’s song when necessary. No, it was the guarding part that worried her.

Would she be… stuck here?

Would she not be allowed to go with him? With Link?

The ground shook again as something heavy hit the wall hard. She took in a sharp breath, then exhaled slowly, silently chiding herself for being so jumpy. He’ll be fine. He’s the Chosen Hero. He’ll be fine.

Another thud. He doesn’t sound fine…

Stop it! She shook her head. This was crazy! She was sitting here, moping and fretting while Link risked his life. It was unfair. Why couldn’t she have gone instead? At the least he could have let her in the room with him! But, no; apparently as the Sage of Earth, she was too precious to risk getting harmed. And… with the pleading look he gave her when he asked Medli to stay behind… she just couldn’t say no. But surely there had to be some way she could have helped. Didn’t she possess some kind of special powers as a Sage? Something… anything could have helped him…

Desperate to distract herself, Medli thought about Dragon Roost Island. Unfortunately, it only brought up painful memories. She still didn’t know if she’d be able to go back there. She might never see Quill or Komali again.

For some reason, she began to think of the first time she met Link. He was the youngest human she’d ever met. Everyone else that came to Dragon Roost from the outside were sailors, older men usually from Windfall, and she wasn’t old enough to leave the island on her own yet (which reminded her - she'd be in so much trouble when she got home). So she’d never seen a boy his age out alone on the sea. Hoping for some kind of assistance from this boy, she asked for his help to get into Dragon Roost Cavern. Then she’d been captured. She’d really thought that was the end… but then he’d saved her!

And now he was fighting for the Great Sea – for her life and everyone else’s. And she was stuck out here.

She closed her eyes. She had to stop being so negative.

But something felt… different…

Her eyes shot opened as she realized what it was. The sounds of battle from inside the boss room – they’d stopped!

She pressed her hands against the door, pushing with all her might, hoping it would open. But it was no use. The door was securely locked. She held her breath. No! That couldn’t mean… Link hadn’t failed… had he?

And suddenly, the door slid open.

With a small cry of surprise at the unexpected lack of support, she stumbled forward –

– right into the arms of someone standing there.

Link blinked down in surprise at the Rito girl. He opened his mouth to say something, but Medli seized him in a tight hug and released a soft sob.

“Oh, gods! You’re here… okay… and you… I was… I couldn’t… you weren’t… you left me here!”

He let out a sound between a sigh of relief and a groan. “Medli… it’s great to see you, but you’re hurting me.”

“Oh!” She quickly pulled away, for the first time noticing the state he was in. There were multiple scratches on his arms and strange blackened marks on his green tunic – singe marks? Were those from fire? Great Valoo, what had happened during that battle? “I’m so sorry. I wasn’t… I didn’t… I’m just glad that you… you’re… I… and I…”

“Medli,” he said gently. “You’re stammering.”

She brought a hand up to cover her mouth, which had made an ‘o’ of shock. “You’re right! I’m sorry! I don’t mean to. I only–”

Link grinned at her. “It’s okay. But we need to restore the power to repel evil to the Master Sword now. We’ll have to play that song one more time.”

She closed her eyes and nodded. “Of course.” Her duty as a Sage needed to come before her feelings for Link. She couldn’t let herself be distracted at such an important moment. Even one mistake in the song could… She paused. Well, she didn’t really know what would happen if she made a mistake while playing it. Hmm. Hopefully she wouldn’t have to find out.

The pair walked into the center of the room, where the Triforce emblem was displayed on the stone floor. Medli gazed around herself with mild fascination – the whole place, surrounded by spikes and thorny towers, seemed familiar, but she couldn’t quite place where she’d seen it before. Of course, throughout their expedition in this temple she’d had thoughts like this; this wasn’t the first time she’d felt like she’d been somewhere in memory that she’d never visited physically.

Link raised the Wind Waker and looked at her expectantly. “Ready?”

Snapped out of her thoughts, she swiftly swung the harp over her head and cradled it in her arms, her calloused fingers poised to play. She checked to make sure it was tuned into the right key before nodding. “Ready.”

Link began to move the conductor’s baton, and Medli played the Earth God’s Lyric with practiced ease, her fingers gliding across the harp strings. Immediately she realized she didn’t need to worry about messing up the song – backed up by the spirits of her ancestors, she felt like she’d played this a million times… like this song was a part of her. She barely noticed the Master Sword beginning to glow from where Link had placed it in the center of the Triforce as she lost herself in the music.

She didn’t notice Laruto until the music stopped. She gazed at the fallen Sage of Earth, who was supposedly was her ancestor. When Medli first saw her, she’d been shocked by her fish-like and wingless appearance, but she was prepared this time. Now she heard the Sage’s voice echoing in her head. “Your half of the power to repel evil has returned to the Master Sword.” Medli sighed with relief. “However,” the Sage continued, making her stiffen, “your task is not complete. You must remain here and play the Earth God’s Lyric to ensure the Master Sword does not fail again. This is your duty to Hyrule and the Goddesses.

Her eyes widened and her heart shattered almost instantly at the sound of these words. No! This was exactly what she’d been afraid of hearing! She couldn’t stay here forever, protecting the power of an ancient relic, no matter how important it was! How could she sacrifice herself like that – how could the gods be so impassive, so apathetic, so cruel? This wasn’t fair… she wanted to travel… she wanted to–


She looked up, noticing Link regarding her with concern, the half-empowered Master Sword in his hands. She glanced to the side, realizing that Laruto had already disappeared. Her hands balled into fists at a sudden rise of anger. Even her ancestors didn’t care about her!

“Is something wrong?”

She turned back to Link, and tried to calm herself, pasting a completely fake smile on her face. “What? Oh, no. Nothing is wrong.”

She struggled to hold back tears and sustain the smile as he tilted his head to the side curiously. “Are you sure?”


His frown clearly showed that he didn’t believe her, but she couldn’t stand to say anything more. “Okay. Then we should go now.”

Just keep smiling.

You should. But I can’t come.”


She bit her lip to prevent it from trembling – the smile had fallen from her face by now, but she didn’t have the strength to restore it. “I can’t come. I… I need to stay here and fulfill my duty as a Sage. I have to keep playing so that the power to repel evil doesn’t wear out.”

“You… That’s silly,” Link said, laughing nervously, a confused expression on his face. “The gods can’t expect you to do that. You’ve done enough.”

“It’s my duty,” she quoted Laruto quietly. “To Hyrule and the Goddesses.”

For a moment, Link just stood there, frozen in utter shock. Finally, he growled, “That’s not your duty. All you needed to do was restore the power to the Master Sword – and you’ve done that!” He held up the ancient weapon as proof. “Now all it needs is the Wind Sage’s power, and it will be the Blade of Evil’s Bane again. You’re done!”

“Laruto told me,” she whispered, a few tears trickling down her cheek. “Laruto said that I had to stay here. Otherwise, its power will fade over time.”

“No!” Link shouted, grabbing her hand. “I won’t let you do that to yourself. What about the Rito? Doesn’t Valoo need an attendant?”

“I can be replaced,” she argued halfheartedly. In all honesty, these were the things running through her mind, too. Since Komali’s grandmother had died, no one had been left to teach her, so she’d needed to struggle through reading ancient texts in the old language and further her training on her own. It was difficult, and she only managed to get through it because she held some previous knowledge – for someone new, learning how to be Valoo’s attendant would be next to impossible.

“This isn’t fair! You’re throwing your life away just for this stupid quest!”


“You can’t do this. There must be some other way.”


“We can just leave, right now,” he continued, turning around to pace, deep in thought. “Maybe there’s somewhere we can hide, where you won’t have to–”


He looked up at her, startled out of his rant by Medli’s uncharacteristic yell. He was shocked to find tears flowing freely down her cheeks. She couldn’t hold them in any longer.

“Please, just stop,” she sobbed, her voice echoing off the walls of the Earth Temple. “You’re making it worse.”

Letting out a big breath of air, Link visibly deflated, his gaze softening. “I’m sorry. I just–”

“I have no choice,” she sighed, sounding hollow. “It’s not just me, or you, or the lives of the Rito at stake. It’s everyone. Every person in the Great Sea.” Her voice dropped so low that Link could barely hear it. “Duty must come before love…”

For the first time during his quest, the Chosen Hero had no idea what to say or do.

“You should go now,” Medli mumbled, gesturing toward the glowing portal that had appeared.

After holding her gaze in silence for a long while, Link nodded mutely. But instead of moving towards the portal, he approached Medli one last time.

“I’ll come back,” he promised, staring into her eyes firmly.

Medli allowed herself a sad smile. “I know.”

“Besides, the gods can’t keep you here after Ganon is dead, can they?” Link said, a kind of desperate hope in his eyes.

“I hope not.” Could the gods be cruel enough to keep her here forever? At this point, she wouldn’t be surprised…

He stepped back, away from Medli and into the glow of the enchanted wind that would take him outside the temple. She watched, helpless, as the wind began to envelope Link.

Then he was gone.

She dropped her gaze to the floor and sighed, trying to release the despair she felt welling up inside of her. Reaching over her shoulder, she grabbed the harp. To push back the tears forming again, she played a sad, dissonant chord on the string, and then started the Earth God’s Lyric.

She had a feeling she’d been doing this a lot from now on.


...I don't like it. *sigh* But I never like anything I write, so... I'll just wait for your opinions.

Why do all the females in my Zelda stories sound so dang helpless?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

LoZ and AoL Updates

Phew! Haven't done one of these in a while. But so far today, there hasn't been any major Zelda news. ...Okay, well, GameStop is hosting Ocarina of Time 3D tryouts, but there's none where I live. *sob* You can check out this link for locations. Then, apparently Mexico is listing Skyward Sword as coming out in Fall 2011. Dang it! So now both you lucky Europeans AND the Mexicans will get it earlier than people in the U.S.! >_> Maybe I should just go to Mexico and get it, rofl. At least it's closer than Europe, and I know a little Spanish...

...Anyway? Update. Yeah.

All right! I just need to do this for my own enjoyment - I love writing about my Legend of Zelda experiences. For those of you who don't know, "updates" on this blog typically mean "My rants about what I did in a Legend of Zelda game and how close I am to completing it." I know, it's not the type of thing a professional fansite would do, but hey... I'm not professional. I almost wish I was - I'd hear Zelda news right away, then - but no. And until then, I'll continue on with my little Zelda rants. Just don't turn away from this blog just because of this one little post... I'll still give Zelda news and everything! These are becoming less and less frequent, as you may have noticed. So... yeah.

I'll try to keep this short, but I don't know... I'm fitting two different game experiences into one post, and if you've been following this blog, you'll KNOW how long these can get...

Let's start with... The Legend of Zelda! The very first game in the series. Last update, I was stuck trying to find Ganon. Well, thanks to Seth GoldenBlood (yet again), I now know where the last dungeon is. I've been working on it - and, in fact, I found the Silver Arrow, I just need to find Ganon. But... Seth uses a walkthrough. He has this book that walks you through NES games, and he read to me from it. Do you think that counts as breaking my vow of "no-walkthroughs?" ...Whatever. It was funny when he was reading from it, though.

"'Great! You're off to fight Ganon. You've done well to get this far!'" I rolled my eyes. He shrugged. "What? That's what it says. Anyway: 'Now that you've completed Dungeon 8, you should have all but one piece of the Triforce.'"

He looked at me. I looked at him. We exchanged confused stares, so I brought up my collection screen on the game.

"Um, Seth... that doesn't look like all but one piece..."

And I had a perfect, completed triangle right there. The full Triforce of Wisdom.

He just gazed at it for awhile, then bursted out laughing. "Sierra? I think you hacked the game. That, or you broke it."

...So I dunno what happened. XD I think something's wrong with that walkthrough. I've heard EVERYWHERE that there's 8 pieces of the Triforce, so I can't be missing one. And if nothing IS wrong with the walkthrough, then we have two theories. One is that the little border around my Triforce of Wisdom is a piece of it. Two is that it was referring to the fact that I have the Triforce of Wisdom, but not the Triforce of Power, since there were only two pieces in the first game. But... you'd think it wouldn't say "ALL but one" then... for there to be an "all" you'd think there'd have to be more than one...

So. Dungeon 9... I have to complete that.

Now for Adventure of Link, the other game I'm working on! Don't worry, this one isn't as long. Or as funny, sadly. I just wanted to mention that... I BEAT THE FIRST DUNGEON! YEEEESSS!

...I was very excited, okay? That horse-boss-thing was HARD to beat!


...In other news, I started A Link to the Past again. I pretty much completed the whole game on a walkthrough the first time - thus creating my new "no-walkthroughs" rule - so I'm trying to replay it and regain some dignity. I'd been stuck in one room for FOREVER... until I figured out you could kill these one creatures with pots. I thought you needed the bow to kill them! Anyway, that unlocked these Anti-Fairies hovering around a pot, and the pot revealed a switch that gave me the Big Key, which IN TURN let me get the Bow. Yay! After that I quickly completed the Eastern Palace dungeon, and then the next Desert one. I'm now in Tower of Hera.

Also, on Ocarina of Time, just a few hours ago, I played my swordless file. ...Hehe, yeah, I've had the "Swordless Link glitch" activated ever since I did it back in May 2010... over a year ago. It's a long process that you can find my unhelpful description of here, but it's pretty fun. Pointless, though, since you can't use your sword. Its only practical use is that it lets you use items on Epona. Anyway, my friend Deku (nickname) was over for a while, and since he's getting OoT 3DS when it comes out (and he doesn't have the original), he begged me to play this game. So for some stupid reason, I thought I'd try to beat Ganon while swordless.

...It didn't really work out. At first it was fine, since I'd bounce his magic back at him with bottles, then hit him with the Megaton Hammer, but... then he started doing that magic attack that you need a Spin Attack to deflect, and my timing is so bad I can't hit him with Light Arrows during that. And THEN, when I finally would get him down, he wouldn't die! My hammer just WASN'T working. So after falling for the thousandth time, I got so mad I just equipped the Biggoron Sword, spin-attacked that magic right back at him, and defeated him with one sword swipe (since the hammer had weakened him so much). Aaand then, in the next phase, I did the swordless glitch again. XD


Kind of.

It was for me.

Uh-huh! End of update. Have a good day! ;)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

...What? If this is a typo, I'm going to slap someone.

Click on the above image to see a screenshot from Nintendo of Europe's website. I've circled a very important piece of information in red.

Skyward Sword... and its release date.

August 2011?

That's quite different from "Holiday 2011," as they told us at E3. Unless they were talking about a completely different holiday than the one I originally thought of. But what holiday is in August? Seriously! Something must be wrong here. Either that, or a miracle has occurred.

You can read the article about it here, on Zelda Universe, and find the original screenshot (without the obstructing red circle I added in Microsoft Paint).

The only sad part about this discovery is that it's in Europe. I don't live in Europe. I live in the U.S. Dang it! Well, if Europe gets an early release, then U.S. had BETTER get one too, or I'm going to slap someone even harder! No offense to Europeans, because I'd be happy for you, but STILL...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Header

Of course I can't get a TON of new Skyward Sword screenshots and NOT make a new Medli's Messages header!

Unfortunately, I don't like it. I think I'll be editing it soon, but I've been rendering that imagine all day, so I will leave it for now. As always, I posted a poll on the side of my blog about how you like the new header. This time, however, I've also added a new "Header History" page. This will display every header Medli's Messages has EVER had, including one never-before-seen Spirit Tracks one. In fact, at some point here I might make a poll asking which header my readers like the best out of all of them, and put the winner as the header. For the moment, though, go and check it out and just comment here to tell me which one you like best!

Tomorrow, I might make an Ocarina of Time 3D header. I believe it deserves one, with its release date - June 19th - being only a few days away. Plus, we just got all those new official artwork pictures that I could use.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Back from Vacation!

Fortunately, from the research I've done, not much Zelda news has been added during my four-day-trip to Las Vegas. They've elaborated a bit on Phi (our sword girl from the E3 2009 picture) and Ghirahim (the Vaati-lookalike villain) and the Siren World (an parallel realm to Hyrule reminiscent of the Twilight Realm and Dark World from previous games) but there's nothing major. Zelda has a lovely article summing up pretty much everything we've learned about Skyward Sword here. I suggest you check it out - you might learn something new. I know I did. For instance, I didn't know Phi would talk in gibberish like Midna in Twilight Princess! Very interesting...

Anyway... here's a bit more information on Ghirahim. Now we get to see the cutscene before Link fights him (as seen in the previous video). And geez... it's creepy...

Is it just me, or does Ghirahim seem a little... uh... hmm...

*cough* gay? *cough*

That's all I'll post for now! I'm still awaiting a release date for the Four Swords DS game and Skyward Sword. Remember, though... Ocarina of Time 3D comes out June 19th. That's less than a week! *sigh* If only I had a 3DS so I could enjoy it...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Going on vacation....

...And I forgot about it until now.


Dangit. Why'd I have to leave the day after E3? NOT fair. What if epic news is released the day after I go? XD

...This sounds eerily similar to last time I went on vacation after E3, last year. But that wasn't the EXACT day after. >.<

Hope you had a great E3! See you in four days! (Unless I manage to post from there... but somehow I doubt it.)

[E3 2011] Our New Bad Guy?

Remember that guy who was first seen in the March GDC Skyward Sword trailer? The guy who looks a little like Vaati? ...Well, he's not Vaati. He's Demon Lord Ghirahim!

Interesting gameplay above. I like noticing all the little things - like, that freaky new Heart Container... what the heck was that? It was... weird. Not like a Heart Container at all. XD And Link's reaction when he picks up the Heart Container. That's one thing I love about Twilight Princess that no other game so far has really done it for me - Link's facial expressions. Of course, Wind Waker had MAJOR emphasis on facial expressions, but TP Link's are just more... realistic. So far, I'm loving that aspect of Skyward Sword, too. I thought I wouldn't like it so much when I first saw its graphics, but now I'm liking it.

So. Demon Lord Ghirahim, eh? I wonder if he's the main villain?

[E3 2011] New Ocarina of Time Trailer

This time, it's a remake of the original Nintendo 64 trailer. YES! I loved that trailer! :P

Oh, gods, I want this game SO badly now. -.-

[E3 2011] New Character Artwork - Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time 3D

Skyward Sword

Ocarina of Time 3DS

Now THIS is what I've been waiting for. I'm going to go and make a new header now, as well as a new signature and avatar for Wizard101 Central with that ADORABLE SS Zelda render! XD Of course, it looks like OoT 3DS Zelda is really cute too. :) But I think for the header, I'm going to use the picture of Link on Epona. That's a good one. Perhaps I should make a Skyward Sword header, too.

[E3 2011] Two New Skyward Sword videos (Gameplay and E3 2011 Trailer)

I'm back. :D

All right! So, we've got a better quality version of that trailer we saw earlier. In fact, there's a lot more here. We get to see... Skyloft! Yay! Interestingly enough, this trailer was on the Wii's Nintendo Channel when I looked, which was the second I turned off the computer - only about a half hour or so after E3 was finished. So if you have a Wii connected to the internet, go ahead and check out the Nintendo Channel there, which I'm sure has many trailers in addition to this epic Skyward Sword one.

Ah, so much epicness! I can't stand it!

You know, the more I look at that girl who appears to be Link's friend - the one in pink - the more I think about how she's GOT to be Zelda... who else could she be? (EDIT: *gasps* I think I was right! Look carefully at the video BELOW. When Link gets the statue (2:37 or so), the text says "You got the Bird Statue! It proves your victory today. Wait until Zelda sees this!" Therefore, Link knows Zelda. And that girl is very similar to her... well... it's just too much of a coincidence. YES! I FIGURED THAT OUT ON MY OWN! :P)

Now here's a little bit of gameplay! You'll be able to fly on a bird, similarly to that mini-game in Twilight Princess.

The bird should totally be named Epona. Seriously.

That's all for now. I'll see if any other information was added while I was gone.



No. *sigh* It'll probably be added late tonight, dangit. Too bad.

[E3 2011] New Skyward Sword trailer!

This is how E3 started: a wonderful orchestra playing a Legend of Zelda medley. :D This is the video of it. And at the end?

Skip to around 3:30 to find... Skyward Sword!

There's a mysterious girl - I think she kind of looks like the concept art for A Link to the Past Zelda. Exciting! She falls from the sky. And then we briefly see the E3 2009 girl that looks like a sword. We also see the reappearance of that guy from the GDC trailer in March, and Link fighting him. So maybe he IS the villain for this game!

Also, it turns out that the backwards Zelda's Lullaby from the GDC trailer is actually Skyward Sword's main theme. Interesting.

Hopefully there will be a better upload of it later - just the Skyward Sword stuff.

E3 is over now, as you can probably tell from the fact that I'm actually posting again. XD I mentioned all the Zelda goodies we have here in a previous post. Let's recap:

Four Swords Adventures (FREE download)
Link's Awakening 3DS
Special Wii Remote for Skyward Sword
Orcestra performances of Zelda songs

Also (didn't mention this earlier because I got bored posting all the time about halfway through, lolz) there was an interesting Zelda demo thing on Nintendo's newly revealed system: Wii U!

...So Project Cafe is Wii U... interesting...

Here's the Zelda thing they showed on the Wii U. It looks like Twilight Princess... especially with Armogohma there...

(I stole the picture from Zelda Dungeon. XD)

The Wii U controller itself looks very epic, too!

Unfortunately, I probably won't post much more today. Perhaps later this evening, but that's it. I now have to go babysit, and then I have harp lessons afterward.

Keep enjoying E3, people! I'll be back around 5 tonight. ;)

[E3 2011] E3 Update

Okay. Now they're talking about their systems. I have a feeling something about Project Cafe is about to show up...

Yep, I was right...

...Okay maybe not...

Well, he says their new platform will be available NEXT year. So they're not going to tell us anything about it? O_o

Now they're showing 3D games. There's... Mario Kart... Starfox!... Mario... KID ICARUS! (yes I want that game... :D)... Luigi's Mansion? Really? Didn't see that coming.

Okay. I'll start a new post. XD This isn't Zelda stuff. Idk why I'm even blogging about it. I'm just so excited.

You can be watching E3 too, here! ...I know, not the same link I gave you before, but whatever.

[E3 2011] Zelda's 25th Anniversary at E3

Epic. OMG. So epic. :D

They started E3 with Zelda videos! XD I'll try to find it on YouTube later. This year, there's a full orchestra! They also gave us... SKYWARD SWORD FOOTAGE! We've seen the first image of who I'm guessing is Link's "lost friend" or whatever they keep telling us he was looking for. We also briefly saw the girl from the E3 2009 picture.

I'll post some pictures and videos later, but right now, I'm just describing what I'm seeing.

They've just mentioned Link's Awakening 3DS! Apparently it's available for download!!! Lucky you people, with 3DS's... I really want that game... XD Now they're talking about OoT 3DS... it comes out June 19th here, but we know that, lol...

OH MY FREAKING GODS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THEY'RE MAKING FOUR SWORDS DS! That's what Phantom Hourglass was originally going to be!!!! They said it would be... free for download! Wow. My friends and I are going to have SO much fun with that.

And Skyward Sword? "This holiday season!" That's when they said it would come out! :D Yaaaaaaay~! There's also going to be a special Wii remote available at its release! ...Dangit, shouldn't have bought that Wii MotionPlus. O_o

So there're going to be Zelda orchestras around the world! Wow. I hope I can go to one. ...Probably not, but I can wish for it, right?

Okay, looks like that's the end of that part of the presentation... so I'll end this post now and start a new one. :) Let's hope we get a new Skyward Sword trailer!

E3 2011 in a half hour!

Okay, it's 8:30 Pacific time, and I'm awake. Gods, this is earlier than I've woken all summer...

But I'm ready to watch E3 live on Nintendo's website! You can find that here.

Now, I don't know how today is going to work out. I might post throughout the entire performance... or I might just gather all the information by watching it straight through, and then post it all later. We'll have to see. I guess it really depends on how much Legend of Zelda info there is.

...Great. Now I have a whole half hour to spend. I could have slept in a bit more. XD

Monday, June 6, 2011

New Ocarina of Time Commercial (and one day until Nintendo's E3!)

Today the official North American commercial for Ocarina of Time 3DS was released! It's pretty amazing. It doesn't show much footage of the actual game, but it captures some of the most memorable scenes. I was in awe after seeing it. So then I proceeded to watch it ten or twenty more times after that. And I was still in awe. XD

The release date for Ocarina of Time 3DS is June 19th here in the U.S. I'm looking forward to it! ...Even if I won't be immediately buying the game, due to a lack of a 3DS system, it's still rather exciting.

In other news, Nintendo's E3 Press Conference 2011 starts tomorrow, June 7th. Let's hope we can hear news about Skyward Sword, Ocarina of Time 3DS, and possibly Link's Awakening 3DS (which I mentioned in an earlier post, but it was not released with the initial 3DS shop games). Oh, and of course we all want information on Project Cafe, Nintendo's upcoming system! All the rumors say its release will be in 2012. I wonder if it's true...?

Remember: Nintendo's E3 presentation begins 9 AM Pacific time, or so I've heard. I'm planning on setting my alarm for something around 8:30 so I can watch it live. I mean, it doesn't matter if I watch it in my PJ's, right? ;) If I do manage to get to it live, I'll make sure to post any Legend of Zelda, Project Cafe, or other slightly relevant information here on Medli's Messages. As a result, I have no idea how many posts I'll make tomorrow... hopefully I can keep it to a minimum of ten.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Trailer theme on piano

And it's me playing it. OMG.

Haha! Two music posts in a ROW!

I should have played the Skyward Sword trailer song. You know... to get ready for E3... which is occuring on June 7th. That's less than two days, people! From what I've understood, it will be at 9:00 AM Pacific time. I think. Idk, I'll have to check again. XD

Anyway! I think I mentioned this a while ago - remember? I said I would be playing a song in my school's talent show. This was the song. I have a video of the actual performance, but... I don't want to show you what I ACTUALLY look like. XD Plus, I messed up a LOT in front of all those people. Anxiety, and all that. I know I messed up a few times here, too, but... I had three versions of this song, and this one was the best out of all of them.

In case you're curious, I got the sheet music from here. Also, below I've posted the original song, in case anyone wants a comparison.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Possible Leaked Skyward Sword Music?

I thought this was cool, since I just LOVE Legend of Zelda music.

Possible Leaked Skyward Sword Music by Zelda Informer

You know what's amazing? It actually sounds like Zelda music! It starts off with the Sun's Song at the beginning - the morning theme from every console LoZ game since Ocarina of Time. I really liked the song... I was actually VERY disappointed when it ended.

My sister's thoughts were that it sounded too action packed. With the Sun's Song at the beginning, that suggests it's for Hyrule Field, but she said it sounded more like a boss theme than Hyrule Field. Which, to be honest, is similar to what I thought when I first heard it.

Well, even if it ISN'T in Skyward Sword, it's still a pretty song...

Remember! E3: June 7th. Ocarina of Time 3DS release: June 19th.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Less Than a Week For E3!

At long last - it's June! And you know what that means, don't you?


Let's hope we'll get some new information on Zelda: Skyward Sword... like a release date? Oh, wouldn't that be wonderful?

At the same time, there's that ominous-sounding "Project Cafe" that Nintendo is working on. It's the new system that will suceed the Wii. There's plenty of rumors about it, but I'm not going to post any. Soon enough, we'll all hear them, anyway - Nintendo's E3 presentation is June 7th, which is only 5 days away. Exciting, huh?

...Although I'm not exactly ecstatic about Project Cafe... I don't want to spend more money... XD