impa the badass

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Dear Journal,

I might have to leave for a little while. Father’s been increasingly stressing the importance of marriage, he sounds…. strange. To make matter’s worse he keeps bringing up that man- no… that PIG far too much for my liking. I’ll never forgive him for what he did to Link! If I had known he’d…oh, but that’s in the past- the only thing I can do now is find a way to fight back on my own. It was foolish of me to think Link could do this all on his own, brave as he, is having an insider isn’t enough. It’s time for me to disappear for a while. Impa- my maid, mind you- said a little “trip” should be in order. I’ve heard it’s lovely in the South this time of year.

Not sure when I can write again, but still yours,

Zelda

1920′s zelda au

My friend doesn't remember any of the LoZ/Hyrule Warriors Characters. This is what she calls them;
  • (Save for Link and Zelda)
  • Impa: Ninja-Badass-Lady
  • Sheik: Other Ninja Lady
  • Lana: The Anime Girl
  • Ganondorf: Magic Lion Dude
  • Darunia: The Rock
  • Ruto: Fish Thing Princess
  • Agitha: Squeaky Bug Girl
  • Midna: Tiny Hair Girl
  • Zant: Crazy Monkey Guy
  • Fi: Other Blue Girl
  • Ghirahim: Oddly-Attractive Sword Guy
  • Cia: Angry Boob Girl
  • Volga: Dragon Dude
  • Wizzro: That Magic Sheet Thing
The Modern History of Zelda

I just finished a full edit of my Zelgan fic The Modern History of Zelda, which is complete at 14 chapters and 56,000 words. If you haven’t given it a shot yet, please let me tell you about it…

The Modern History of Zelda is set in a version of Hyrule that has just entered into an industrial revolution. Zelda, who is more concerned with practical statecraft than she is with folklore and superstition, is the embodiment of the spirit of this era. Ganondorf is the heir to an ancient civilization that holds magic and technology in equal regard, and he is well versed in both science and his mystical heritage.  

The story begins with the pollution of Lake Hylia, which has caused a water crisis in the desert. Ganondorf therefore rides to Hyrule to discuss the matter with the king, who sends Zelda out to investigate. Zelda accompanies Ganondorf across Hyrule, and she determines that the blight affecting the lake is more complicated than she suspected. Ganondorf invites her to spend time in his city so that she can better understand the alternative modernity of the Gerudo.    

Both Ganondorf and Zelda are in their late twenties, and they regard each other as equals. They are also extremely attracted to one another.

Unfortunately for them, Hyrule’s progress as a civilization has acted as the catalyst for an endless cycle of destruction and regeneration, and their meeting is fated to end in tragedy unless they can somehow find a way to overcome the violent legacy of the past.  

Although the emphasis of the story is on adventure and romance, it also features speculation on the nature of Hyrule, the Triforce, and the relationship between the three Triforce bearers. Meanwhile, Link is a cutie pie, Impa is a badass, the King of Hyrule is a sincerely conflicted adult, and there are plenty of Gerudo characters running around and threatening to steal the show.    

The Modern History of Zelda is available on AO3 and on fanfiction.net, and you can find short excerpts and a bit of discussion under its tag on Tumblr.  

Thanks for reading!

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I don’t think I could be more impressed with the range of expressions and body language Hyrule Warriors was able to capture, especially with Impa.

from subtle sighs to full on shock and awe, on top of mouth movement that actually looks like speaking rather than just flapping lips

I could not be more happy with how much attention to detail KoeiTecmo put into this game, and my new favorite character.

though personally, I think this one’s my favorite

because she looks like she is so freaking done with everyone’s shit and I love it

Hyrule Warriors Poster Series Set 3—Hyrulean Captain Impa 

Hello everyone! :D

I’m sorry that I haven’t been updating very much, I’m in the midst of my senior year of high school and frankly its kicking my butt. d;

But anyway, I’m here to talk to you about my latest picture! C: I really love Impa in HW, and I love how much of a badass she is BD (really they’re all badass but Impa runs the badass brigade) Tbh I’m not super pleased with this one, I guess that’s because this involved a lot of trial and error. I am pleased with how the gold turned out, and I think I’ve come a long way since I first began this project (but I still have a ways to go!)

I hope you like it guys!

Nintendo at E3 2014

Alrighty, it is time! I’m typing live during Nintendo’s E3 digital event! This will be a summary of events, as well as my initial reactions. As Mario would say… HERE WE GOOOO!

  • …Is that Robot Chicken?! OH MY GOD. HAHAHAHAHA. No Mario game! Well, shit!
  • I love how Reggie has become this… character, of sorts. Oh my God, are they having a CEO battle?! Kamehameha his ass!
  • Super Smash Bros - You can fight using your Mii (Mii Fighter)! You get to choose from various special move options, and there’s 3 types of “Mii” fighters. It looks pretty cool! It looks like you can buy little figures to make characters appear in the game, as well (Skylanders/Disney Infinity style). The 3DS version has various modes to play in, including mini games (old and new) You can collect trophies, as usual. More modes will be revealed once the game is actually released. Back to the little toy figures, called “amiibo”. Info can be sent from the figure to the gamepad (and vise versa), and it’s compatible with various games (like Mario Kart).
  • Yoshi’s Wooly World - It reminds me of Kirby’s epic yarn, mixed with Yoshi’s Island, but much more 3D in nature. You explore more, with no time limit. It’s a two player game, as well! The world looks hand-made, and full of textures. You can tell they did their research.
  • Captain Toad Treasure Hunter - WHAT IS THIS. TOAD?! Solving puzzles, and shooting piranha plants! I guess he collects treasure like Indiana Jones, too? Looks cute! I’m glad the little fellow is getting his own game.
  • The Legend of Zelda- The new world of Zelda… it’s vast, and very pretty. You can enter any area, at any angle. The path isn’t as “set”, and you will have various ways to approach puzzles. Monsters can appear anywhere… and shoot the shit out you. HOLY SHIT LASER BEAMS. Link has a pony tail! He looks younger, too! Kind of a mix between the original Zelda (the brown haired one) and the new version. Coming in 2015.
  • Pokemon - Everyone knew about this 3D remake, already… but boy, is that sexy lookin’. New footage galore! Lots of mega evolutions to look at. Pokemon fans will be pleased.
  • Bayonetta - Another one we knew about, and it’s lookin’ good! Fighting looks pretty decent… You can wear various Nintendo costumes (like Link, and Samus). It looks so strange on her, but also pretty funny.
  • Hyrule Warriors - More info on the game! Various battles are happening at once. You can choose to go help, or not. Lots of new enemies, and two player mode. Each person has their own screen (on the TV and Gamepad). MIDNA YEEEEEEEEEES. Looks like there’s going to be a lot of different characters, and they’re all going to have their own move-sets. Impa looks badass. Sept 26, 2014! That’s soon!
  • Kirby Rainbow Curse - Kirby is flyin’ around with his magical rainbow yarn! It looks like you draw the yarn to help him get around. Pretty interesting…Coming out in 2015 on the 3DS.
  • Xenoblade - What is this, then? Japanese language, yo! I have some friends who are going to be freaking out over this one. The graphics look great! More info coming soon, I hope.
  • Mario Maker - You can make your own Mario stages? Hell to the yes. It seems pretty unlimited, and you can use the Mario sprites from various games… Looks like a good game to drive your friends crazy with. Coming in 2015.
  • Splatoon - Online multi-player action game! 4 VS 4. The orange goop reminded me of Nickelodeon, not gonna’ lie. You can be a squid, and a person, and back to a squid again. As a human, you shoot ink. You need to cover the map with as much of your ink as possible. As a squid, you have more mobility, and can do things like swim up a wall. Your team can use your ink to travel quickly from place to place. The enemy team can shoot over your ink and ruin your strategy. This seems like an interesting concept, and I’m sure I’ll try this out with some friends in the future. Coming in 2015.
  • I can’t believe they made that joke about a new Star Fox game, but didn’t have a new Star Fox game. NOT COOL.
  • What is this anime… LINK ANIMATED WITH PIT WAIT WUT. Oh my God, 2D animated link. My day is made. Lady Palutena. LADY PALUTENA. It looks like she’s pretty badass, too! Dark Pit! I bet he’ll be a skin option for regular Pit.
  • Now we’re going over to the Nintendo company… It looks like he’s playing… Star Fox. I’m not being crazy, right? That definitely looks like a blurred out Arwing, of some kind. Is that a new game, or old one? Why must that screen be blurred?!

Overall? Good job, Nintendo! The hype train has left the station. I’m personally very excited for some of these games… More info coming soon, I hope! Especially if that’s a Star Fox game they blurred out!

EDIT: So, it would seem I am not crazy… STAR FOX?!