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Feb
21
2012

Happy Zelda Day!

A wall of loot!

Today is a holiday!

Today is Zelda Day.

On this day 26 years ago Nintendo released The Legend Of Zelda, forever dooming us to exploring random caves, picking up chickens, and expecting celebratory music every time we open a drawer.

When we discovered that Zelda Day was an actual holiday outside of our own heads, and that geeks around the world celebrate this day with cosplay and song, we got curious.

What is the best way to celebrate Shigeru Miyamoto's genius? Aside from awesome drum circles, we mean. Marathon gaming sessions and Ocarina practice? Perhaps starting work on our cosplay for next year. Knitting?

We need ideas.

 How about this: tell us about your favorite Zelda memories, about your best gaming marathons and the first time you beat a Zelda game. Are you working on a costume? Zelda related art? Do you have a Zelda-related tattoo? We must know.

Perhaps we can have a little party of our own, right here in the comments.

Happy Zelda Day, Everyone!

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Lex Calibur said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! I have three hearts on my wrist. It's my life meter, and it's always full! Time to shoot some darknuts.
purplepixel said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! Probably around 5 when I beat the first zelda. I also have a Zelda tattoo.
Amras89 said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! Note: Do not celebrate by breaking into strangers' homes and smashing their pottery in the hopes of finding jewels...
Birder Katie said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm now going to hack all the drawers in my house to play the Zelda chest opening music whenever they are opened. Thanks for the idea!
Devin Baillie said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Devin Baillie ...Please to be sharing a video or an Instructable once you do that, because we need to see this happen.
Raevyn W. said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! I was born with the last name Link. I will never give it up. My cat's name is Zelda. Dog's name is Ganon. Fun times.
JessLink said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! Yup have the Mastersword tattooed on my arm! [IMG]http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q562/pho7ofool/tatoo2.jpg[/IMG]
alexthegamerfool said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! LoZ shirts, ociranias and mimish caps :D you could do a day with a LoZ skin on the think geek website or have a LoZ promo code/ gift code
GLaDOS111 said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! I first played The Legend of Zelda in 1988 when I was 3 and having been hooked and playing Zelda games ever since. I have my own ocarina painted to look like the ocarina of time and am playing Zelda songs now in celebration of Legend of Zelda day! <3
lala808 said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! Let's see I am a big zelda fan. I am currently working on a costume and just got myself the master sword and hylian sheild. I also am teaching myself to play the ocarina, and want a zelda tattoo, I am planning to start with hyrule crest on my shoulder, eventually turning it into a sleeve with all the tribal crests
Galathil said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! My brother and I would stay up all night on weekends and play Zelda together, I'd do the exploring and he would fight the bosses, it was the only real bonding time we had as brother and sister.
Spoofnerd said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! my ringtone is the zelda theme song, my text message is the found item noise, and the secret opening noise. i love seeing the look on people's faces when it goes off and they know what it is :D
drakuldragon said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! Many great Zelda memories, mostly love pretending I need my sons to kill the bosses for me. I still make them do it <3
DorkyMom said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! I named my terrier Link. Though, he acts more like Dark Link... come to think of it, he's black and white... What was I thinking?!
Tripledge said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! I was born with the last name Link and I've become a walking billboard for the Legend of Zelda and other Nintendo games (via my clothing) I think I need to start getting paid for this :D
Ishnu said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! Ocarina of Time is the reason I still have my 64 set up next to my 360. (0B) .. monkey face
MPKaiser said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! Would love to create and wear Zelda's dress some day. Other than that, first game was A Link to the Past and made my brother beat a boss for me. <.>
Futureperfect said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! Im celebrating by playing Ocarina of Time on my 3DS! Ive beaten it multiple times on my 64, its my favorite of the series. ^_^
Allasauna said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! I made a wolf link/twilight princess combination that I call "wild link" for a cosplay competition this summer :) I also have a fi, a "wild" sheik, and maybe more on the way!
atakino said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! Have, the whole costume, including flying fairy, bombs, life energy, red & blue potions. Have the master sword & Hyrule shield. not so great for the cosplay event we have every year, too heavy & dangerous. Got all three kids hooked over the years, and have never looked back. :-) The next tat is master sword in the base from Ocarina of Time.
Hecate6 said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! I made a cover of the Windmill Hut / Song of Storms music from Ocarina of Time, in the style of Philip Glass. http://soundcloud.com/kadmium/storms-on-the-beach
Kadmium said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! The first Zelda game that I ever beat was Ocarina of Time. I still remember my first time fighting Ganondorf - I couldn't figure out what to do with his electric ball attack, so I eventually tried catching it in a bottle, which actually reflected it back at him. I thought that was the only way to defeat him for the longest time... Recently, a few friends and myself went back to try and 100% OoT together. My friend played the majority of the Water Temple, up until the point where there was only one locked door between us and the Boss room. We had the Boss Key, but couldn't for the life of us find the final Small Key. Turns out, my friend had missed a Block of Time in the room where you get the Hookshot. It took us a solid seven hours to figure that out.
DGally said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! I went as Link for 2 different Halloweens, I beat Adventure of Link without a Game Genie, and I have beaten Ocarina of Time 153.5 times. I have beaten all the games of course. See my tattoo as well as a commemoration of all the good times I played Zelda with my dad: http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e326/baka333/triforce.jpg
Tealyn said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! My husband and I met on a Zelda forum in a thread about Zelda tattoos. Six years later, and we're still hopelessly in love. http://www.flickr.com/photos/s13james/2757262909/in/set-72157606695790645/
ProlificSalo said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! I don't have a Zelda tattoo, but I do have... a retro Link costume http://s71.photobucket.com/albums/i135/Shaelynescence/Link%20Blown%20Away/ quite the Zelda collection (old pic) http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i135/Shaelynescence/100_0437.jpg and even a Triforce lamp http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i135/Shaelynescence/171855_499199859042_500229042_5877180_7500220_o.jpg (if you're about to ask, I found it at an antique store. it's the only one like it that I've found.)
FaeOfDoom said this 1040 days ago.
meaningless icon! When I was in elementary school, my friend and I created a board game based on a Link to the Past. I wish I knew where it went.
JustinPM said this 1039 days ago.
meaningless icon! I have the triforce branded into my left hand. ^^"
Christinasaur23 said this 1039 days ago.
meaningless icon! i made a piano version of Song of Storms! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBIMu1QKoFc
starwarspunk said this 1039 days ago.
meaningless icon! http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/282435_262460133769393_100000162262526_1326955_3326203_n.jpg Thats how i originally played zelda (not always falling asleep while doing it though i promise!) I actually beat the game at that age (thanks to my mom's reading the text to me. :3 the best mother daughter activity ever, right?). Ironically yesterday i convinced my mother she needed Twilight Princess, since I got her a wii for christmas. The last zelda game she played was back in those days, and now I am reading the text to her, and helping her out! :) (though she is being kind and allowing me to play it a bit now, while i recover from my wisdom tooth extraction i had this morning haha)
zookeeperLacey said this 1039 days ago.
meaningless icon! My sister made me a Twilight Princess Zelda costume for Halloween a few years back and she wore it to a comic show while I wore Twilight Princess version of Link. Fun times! I love the game and the great people I meet when I cosplay!
AranNoble6 said this 1039 days ago.
meaningless icon! The two greatest memories for me are: 1. Playing the original when I was 13 - played it so long (cross legged on the floor) that even though my foot fell asleep I refused to move until I saw my left big toe moving of its own accord. I couldn't feel it moving, but I saw it. 2. I got to see my two boys (ages 8 & 7) play their first Zelda game a few weeks ago on their 3DS. I just heard them staying up late to play tonight while I was reading this post btw. :)
anon42 said this 1039 days ago.
meaningless icon! i've been playing the theme music in my head for 24 years.
wessie51 said this 1039 days ago.
meaningless icon! This may sound a bit extreme, but as I was remembering my first time beating the first Legend of Zelda, I started tearing up. It reminded of not only a great, carefree time, but a very fond, sincerely positive moment of accomplishment in my life. The Legend of Zelda, you are in my heart forever.
BenRichards said this 1039 days ago.
meaningless icon! I was not an athletic kid, so it's probably no surprise that I wasn't terribly fond of PE in elementary school. I got by, but I didn't enjoy it, and I was always afraid of the rather large gym teacher criticizing me for something that I felt like I didn't have much control over. So I panicked a bit when one day he called me over. I was expecting to be told how I was doing something wrong or wasn't trying hard enough yet again. "Yes, Mr. Morley?" "Where's the raft in Zelda, second quest?" My world sort of turned upside down for a moment, and it took a second to figure out what just happened. This man, who scared the tar out of me, had apparently heard from some other students that I'd finished both quests in Zelda, and now the tables turned to put me in a position of power over him! Of course, he could still crush me like a bug, so I told him. And he was grateful. Not that PE got any easier, but Zelda provided a rather strange moment for that one day.
iamthatoneguy said this 1039 days ago.
meaningless icon! I am making the Mastersword from a pepakura file! 405th.com I will be working on the Hylain Sheild next! Legend of Zelda is awesome!
Yusu said this 1039 days ago.
meaningless icon! http://tinypic.com/r/34eyplc/5 I have a large Zelda tattoo on my thigh. The picture is kinda crappy and you can't see any of the yellow so I included my original illustration next to it. In Hylian it reads, "This is but one of the legends of which the people speak"
ElizabethMaylynn said this 1039 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Kadmium I've been looking everywhere on the Net for you! I found some of your tunes on Dwelling of Duels, and I've been blown away. You are a master, Sir.
King Ebrius said this 1039 days ago.
meaningless icon! Yea! ... a little late in posting, but, love the other comments ... considering a "Crest of Hyrule" tat near my heart with some of my own artwork/ideas added ... absolutely love the games, "A Link To The Past" is where I was introduced to the awesomeness that is "Zelda" ... would love to see "Zelda" jewelry ... :D Also, absolutely love the music for all of the "Zelda" games :D
singingdrummer said this 1038 days ago.
meaningless icon! No I don't have a LoZ tat, yet. someday though. Right now i just sit a stare longly at all ur zelda merchendise and wonder why phantom hourglass and spirit tracks were even concieved. I also right zelda stories and ideas to someday never be published :'(
thesaxman17 said this 1038 days ago.
meaningless icon! Well, my gym teacher's name just happens to be 'Link'...whenever I turn in a paper I make sure to draw a big Triforce up in the corner. She has no idea what it means, but it makes me feel good.
TheWordMaster said this 1038 days ago.
meaningless icon! My fiance and I have been discussing having a Zelda themed wedding! Not quite as far as cosplay.... but it should be amazing! I'm going to custom make a Link and Zelda cake topper!
aedena said this 1036 days ago.

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