Who says video games can’t be real?

The first time I played The Legend of Zelda was the original title on the Nintendo Entertainment System. I was 5 years old, and thought it was too hard.

I later revisited the series on the Nintendo 64 in Ocarina of Time, seven years later. I was immediately engulfed in it, and to this day, it is my favourite series. People may have read my very, very slow progressing articles. Well, they are there because of my passion for the series, and, believe it or not, there are more on the way.

Nearly three weeks ago, our school was preparing for a ‘Super Hero’ day for the VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) students. I immediately thought of Link. I went to my Mum’s house in Melbourne for the weekend and, in conditions little better than slave labour, got her to make me a Link tunic (she was once a seamstress and dressmaker).

To add to the costume, I had made last year in my metal work class a sword and shield. A quick shop at Target had me some boots and a couple of cheap belts. I was Link in no time.

Apart from the bizarre looks from some about me wearing a, ahhh, skirt (I know it’s a tunic, but still…) it was a fun day. We had Spidermen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Xena, a menagerie. Fun, fun. To show people my pose, here are a couple of pics…