Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Medli's Messages' Third Halloween!


If you celebrate it.

It's one of my favorite holidays, so I hope you do.

So this is Medli's Messages' Third Halloween. ...Well, technically it's the fourth, but last year I didn't really care and never posted anything about it. So this is the third Halloween POST.

Guess what, guys: this year, I was Zelda! ...Not like I was Zelda the year before last, which was essentially an old Sleeping Beauty costume with a Triforce painted on a cardboard cut-out tied in the front, but in an actually decent Zelda cosplay, custom-made by a fantastic friend of mine. I was Skyward Sword Zelda, to be specific. And, considering the amount of work she put into the costume, I think I'll probably be SS Zelda next year. And the year after that. And the year after.

It's okay, though. It was so much fun to be a character from my favorite video game series.

I'm afraid I've left my blogging to the last day of the month again, although I have excuse this time because it's Halloween. And... honestly, very little Zelda-related stuff have happened lately. That includes news and personal achievements.

In fact, the only thing I've done that's Zelda-related pretty much all month is play Adventure of Link. And knowing the reputation of that game, I'm sure you can imagine how THAT turned out.

...Okay, actually, it was pretty good. See, the nice thing about AoL is that when you accomplish something, you feel SO awesome afterward. Did I tell you that story about my erased progress earlier? Well, my 3DS somehow erased some of my progress in AoL so that I was before the second boss that I'd already pwned earlier. Fortunately, it didn't get rid of all the progress in dungeon two (I probably would have just tossed away the game and said, 'Well, I tried!' if that was the case), but it had been so long since I'd beat him that I didn't know where the boss room was anymore. I've spent quite a few times trying to find him since then (and experienced the pain of death – or rather, watching Link die – and Ganon's infuriating laughter on numerous occasions), and only yesterday did I at long last locate his room.

And what do you know? Despite having died a good five or six times initially, I beat him on my first try.

...It's because I had the Life spell, really. I didn't have that the first time through the dungeon. In fact, the way I found the spell is rather humorous; see, I wanted the spell from Saria town, and the woman there wanted her mirror. Only after I completed dungeon two did I remember the line from AoL that's randomly written in first person: "I found a mirror under the table!" So I found a room with nothing but a table in it and, lo and behold, there was a mirror and that peculiar line of dialogue showed up.

My Zelda trivia skills actually were useful for once.

...You know, I keep getting the towns Saria and Ruto mixed up. Because, you know. It's "Water Town of Saria", but Ruto's a Zora in OoT, so I think of HER being related to water and all...

...Oh my gosh. I just realized that every single one of the Sages' names end in a vowel. Weird.

In other news, I started Skyward Sword again. Um, but I think this was last month, maybe. I can't really remember when, to be honest. But it was interesting. I decided I was going to try 6 Heart Challenge in Hero Mode. I was breezing through it, and I reached Ghirahim, beat him, took my Heart Container, and then got the Tablet. Then I headed back to Skyloft and collected some Goddess Chests, but when I got in to the Lumpy Pumpkin to grab the Heart Piece there I suddenly realized:

"Wait. I have seven hearts."

I was so excited after beating Debbie that I grabbed the Heart Container and SAVED.

So I started over. But I'm stupid, so I went out of my way to collect Heart pieces and now I have three. One more and the six heart thing is ruined again. Better not forget... and save often. And check my heart count before I save.

Well, seven minutes until midnight. NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow. Forgot about that. But I'm totally excited. Go look it up if you don't know what it is.

Alright, that's it! Happy Halloween!