Lindsey Stirling – Pot Smasher

DaveyDecember 15th, 2012 by Davey

Hopefully all of you know who Lindsey Stirling is because of our last post on her, but today we have a special occasion where she isn’t performing with a violin, and is instead wielding the Master Sword. In a video “Pot Smasher” created by freddiew, Lindsey Stirling once again adorns the blue tunic and brings to life an element of the Zelda series that has been in almost every game- smashing pots. Hit the jump to see the video!

Everyone familiar with Ocarina of Time should immediately recognize that this room was inspired by the guardhouse right next to the drawbridge in Castle Town. A singular guard stands emotionless as Link adventures into clay-container heaven. In the video, rather, Link shows great excitement at the idea of breaking all of the pots, and the guard performs his duty much more terrified than in the game.

And like every freddiew video, the visual effects are profound. Lindsey Stirling’s acting, the guard’s reactions, and the post processing all make for a fantastic video.

What did you think? Tell us in the comments!

Source: YouTube

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  • Steele

    hope she knows she ain’t gettin’ no rupees the second time through :(

    • linkypete

      She just likes smashing pots. I feel bad for the guard, though, Barge into people’s homes, smash their pots, take their money, leave.

      • Midnafan

        SS: sleep in people’s beds, mess with their daughters’ hearts, unleash toilet ghost hands on them while they’re sleeping, break their precious dishes, dust for their mothers without their permission (if i’m the only one who can make one heck of a euphemism out of that one, i need new friends :()……

    • Midnafan

      i’ve always hated that. :(

  • TehLeetHaxor

    She didn’t even collect all the rupees…

    • fengar

      Her Wallet is full ;)

      • Midnafan

        the only game where that is actually a problem:P of course once you get the hang of it in the other games, its easy to max out. i freakin maxxed out in PH o.O

        • The Hylian Monolith

          So I’m not the only one who did that! ^.^

          • Midnafan

            the moment you hit 9999 in anything is a moment of pure anticlimactic accomplishment. :P

  • soul

    0:03-0:010 on the left:
    is that Navi’s wanted poster…?

    • Midnafan

      lol i think it is! either that or an advertisement for fairies :P

    • The Unicorn Hanger-Outer

      Annoying fairy who keeps flying around peoples heads and screams “HEY LOOK LISTEN! Reward= 200 rupees.

      • linkypete

        I don’t think navi deserves a reward for finding her. she’s not valuable at all.

  • Martin Bodger

    That… is… AWESOME

    I always wondered why the pots always came back…

  • Darkgreyfire

    This makes a lot of sense. I always thought the Hyrule knights did a bad job, because Hyrule was always being attacked and taken over, then the people of Hyrule would have to be saved by either a boy or young man, being Link.

    • Midnafan

      lols :D you have to admit, the ones in TP were useless though, i don’t know what good it did to walk around lined up in the market. :/

      • Laurasia Mitchell

        it was so that if a wolf came in, they would pee their pants and give u stuff that they had in their pockets:3

        • Midnafan

          i only remember the peeing their pants part. o_o

      • Waker of Winds

        and then show up as wolf link and they run crying

  • The Hylian Monolith

    This was great. Cool video, using a sad(or not-so-sad) fact of life that only Zelda fans could ever truly understand. I like it.

    • The Unicorn Hanger-Outer

      If I showed any of my non-zelda friends (All except one of my friends) this, they’d think I was crazy. But that video is HILARIOUS

      • The Hylian Monolith

        True dat bro. Or sister. Whichever. I’m a girl ;)

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  • The Wanderer

    The guard in Ocarina of Time actually encouraged Link to break the pots so there’d be something else to do, but I’ve often felt like such an intruder in Zelda. You bust into their homes without invitation, smash their pots, steal their money, open their treasure chests (Mido), insult them when they don’t tell you anything worthwhile, then promptly leave. Then you go back inside and you do it again. This is why Hyrule keeps getting overrun. Everyone lets some kid in a green tunic run around and steal everyone’s property, and the government can’t fund the army to defend itself when evil arises.

    Funny video, though. I’ve always wondered how the pots reappear when you leave the building. Those guards deserve more credit than we give them.

    • Tehlul

      I call it “Borrowing for the greater good” to justify my actions

      • Midnafan

        i just go “Ooo, pots!” and start smashing :P

    • Midnafan

      link only gets away with it cause he saves the world. and he does a lot worse stuff in SS :P

    • Waker of Winds

      somehow i didnt feel bad for mido………. stupid jerk………wont forgive me ?……

    • gamer2332

      I know. That’s what it said in the description under the video.

  • Zelda

    Ahh…Ocarina of Time…Best game ever.

    • Midnafan

      even from a rookie like me: definitely :)

    • gamer2332

      Agreed. Played it with my parent’s collection disk. Also got the remake. (PS, I just turned teenage last month)

  • TwilightMirror11

    Those were some of the best special effects in a fan-made video I’ve ever seen! That spin attack, SO EPIC.

    • Kablamogroup

      I felt a bit nostalgic when the spin-attack-charge sound was playing. It almost made me want to play OoT again, just to unleash a Spin Attack in the guardhouse.

  • Rose

    This is Amazing….

  • Emma Mix

    Naiiiice. But I must ask, why the BLUE tunic?

    • Midnafan

      cause it looks good? :/

    • ralphpotato

      Lindsey Stirling always wears the blue tunic when she does Zelda videos. It’s just her thing, though there’s probably a reason for it.

      • zdog

        “always”…like as in the ONE other time she did one?

    • prettypoe

      Just got back from the Zora’s domain

      • gamer2332

        Y U NO REPLY?

        No, seriously.

        • gamer2332

          Whoops, screwup!

    • Waker of Winds

      maybe she played 4 swords adventures?

    • gamer2332

      So she can breathe underwater and live there?

  • Awesome

    I think I’m in love

    • Darkgreyfire

      yeah, that guard IS pretty hot.

  • baileygirl99

    That was funny! I love the Guard’s expressions!!! And then everything was fixed again X-D i loved this video!!

  • The Will

    I like how she doesn’t take the ruppies afterword

    • Midnafan

      that’s what i was thinking :P

  • Midnafan

    I love the look on the guard’s face. :D I have to say, that guardhouse was a savior for me when it came to that stupid bombchu game….

    • Kablamogroup

      You also get 60 free rupees at the top of the drawbridge when you let the Sun go down (or play the Sun’s Song for nightfall), so that along with all the money you make smashing those pots can really fill your wallet fast. Great for if you are planting all the magic beans and you just decided to buy them all at once (I did the math, and in order to get all the beans you need 550 rupees: more than you can ever carry at once in that game).

  • Terrificlink4232

    I feel so bad for the guard. He is so scared he freezes. And then when she leaves, he is forced to fix the pots because if his master comes in and sees there’s no pots, he’s dead meat.

  • Bob Ewell

    LOL, this is how I gain enough money to buy the Hylian Shield (80 Rupees) as Child Link whenever I start a new file. Coming to this room is always a quick way to make money.

    • HyruleDestiny

      You can find a free shield in the graveyard or get one from the guard at the entrance to death mountain for 50 rupees.

      • Bluecomet Sparklestar

        yeah but why wait? the sooner the better

  • Azure Sage

    Omg the guard’s face the entire time… Priceless. xD

    • Jordan

      The guard actually reminded me a bit of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, to be honest…

  • gfbonanza

    LOL! Well. I guess this decides the debate over whether Link could/should be a lady!

  • nicholasgbarbera

    If you pause at 0:31 you can see an electrical outlet in the back ground…so they did have electricity back then!

    • gamer2332

      That explains the robots that appeared before OoT.(Skyward Sword)

  • nicholasgbarbera

    so thats how pots come back when you leave and re-enter a room!

  • Valoo

    She’d like to smash pots, I’d like to smash her…. I’m sorry.

  • Wind waker Link

    So cool. I love how the pots broke and the rupees exploded out of them. if there ever is a Legend of Zelda Movie, that same look should be used.

  • Wind waker Link

    Hang on…..In the Behind-the-scenes video did he says BYU?

  • Wind waker Link

    Yep. This was filmed in Utah.

  • Bluecomet Sparklestar

    haha this is so nice. i love lindsey. MORE ZELDA

  • Kablamogroup

    That was hilarious! I never thought of Link being so enamored over smashing pots, and the look on the guard’s face the entire time was priceless, and when she head’s toward the door after all the pots were smashed, I was thinking, “what about the rupees?”.
    PS: The mystery of the regenerating pots is now solved!

    • Kablamogroup

      Oops. Why did I put an apostrophe in “heads”? Whatever, it’s not that important, anyway.

  • Amber

    OMG freaking awesome!!!!!!
    Effects are pretty good
    I so wish I had a tunic like that

  • zdog

    Hate to be a hater, but I honestly thought this entire video was awkward. How many times do you have to show me the face of a guard that has “Please don’t do that!” Written all over his face?

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  • itsameluigi1290

    Oh, this was made by Freddiew. No wonder it’s awesome :P

  • hcpaki95

    Haha, perfect! Just one thing – she left all of those rupees in the room after breaking all the pots the first time :/ Come on, you have to get the rupees at least after breaking all those pots! All those red rupees … wasted…