Zelda Fan Uses Miiverse to Find Love

DaveyDecember 12th, 2012 by Davey

I think it’s interesting when people use materials in a way that wasn’t necessarily intended, and the new Miiverse on the Wii U is certainly a great example of this. Movies have been made already, art galleries have been tested, and more recently, through the Wii U service, a gamer is putting up his own personal advertisement to find love.

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So already we can see that this is a male gamer from Canada who is a Zelda fan. Though his “Hero of Time” line may be a bit cheesy, there’s no harm done. Besides, I believe you had to go to his profile first to see the message, and it’s not like he’s annoying people with this advertisement.

But that’s not what the original reddit post indicated. This was received rather negatively by the poster and a commenter, though the rest of the thread commenters seemed to believe this was rather harmless. Though I’m sure female gamers suffer from the realities of crass male gamers, certainly this is nothing pernicious.

What do you all think? Female Dungeon readers especially, how do you view this message? Tell us in the comments!

Source: reddit (via Kotaku)


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  • ZeldaLover

    I think its funny. it is a cheesy pick-up line, but not offensive at all
    my boyfriend and I are both into Zelda and I’d be pretty sad if I had to hide it from whoever I was dating, its a common interest so something to start on
    Artistically well done.

    • BlackOwlDog

      I’d take this cheesy pick-up line over all the other common but kinda creepy ones.

  • Krillus

    Well if it works so why not try it out :)

  • http://twitter.com/LuanSantos87 Luan Santos

    I think this is funny
    Not something I would ever try

  • Someone

    This might apply to some girls, but this won’t work for me.
    I actually find it a bit cheesy, and maybe he should’ve used a different approach. I’m not looking for a boyfriend who likes Zelda too. Because I think it’s better to get to know someone first, and then find out what the things in common are.
    But he really has guts to do something like this, that’s for sure ;)

  • Ferichan

    It’s cute in a way, but I wouldn’t fall for it. I’d rather know someone first through casual chat when finding them randomly than respond to a “love advert”. It comes off as sort of desperate to me. But even then, I don’t find it offensive at all, it’s pretty straightforward, cheesy, but forward.

  • Aaron hill

    decent i guess not a very good way though

  • littlemissgleek

    I think this is adorable!!!!!! <3 I love it! If only he was from Australia :( it's really cute though!

  • Ike

    LOL, this is epically cheesy. Not that it would work, but that’s only because he’s from Canada! I kid, but how the heck could anyone view this negatively? It’s hilarious!

  • N64 Gamer

    Most girls aren’t looking for “love” when they’re gaming online.
    I figure most girls just want to play games and relax, which is why many of them don’t announce that they are females online.

    If you are looking for “love”, quit using online places and start looking in places where girls expect to be approached: Parties, bars, clubs, etc.

    • Locke64

      Unless you aren’t looking for the type of girl who would expect to be approached in those types of places

      • itsameluigi1290

        Or if you’re under 18/21, and you can’t go to bars or clubs :P

    • Threinfhir

      I met my wife online. I’ll probably meet my second and third wives online, too.

      • Tingle’s Tiger<3

        hmm idk that, that is something to post…

  • itsameluigi1290

    Oh Heroine of Tiiiime, someone is looooking for you! :P

    • Heroine Of Time

      Ummm… Ok….?
      Do I know you?

      • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

        I FINALLY FOUND YOU! MUHAHAHAHA!

        I’d heard rumors that my evil twin was on the loose… I commend thou, itsameluigi1290, for capturing the imposter with your clever comment that lured out the asinine pretender into admitting their lack of knowledge. They clearly don’t know how to read a username.

        Now you shall pay, my grammatically incorrect counterpart! What shall you do in the face of justice?

        • Heroine of Time

          I shall fix my grammatical errors and face ye in the name of JUSTICE!!!

          • Just wat

            Wat.

          • Linkfan99

            Um… what exactly is going on here?

          • itsameluigi1290

            Someone copied Heroine of Time, basically. But the fake one only has 11 comments, so it’s pretty easy to tell who the real one is.

          • Katalyst

            Your self replies are honestly a bit annoying. Just clutters up the comments. Also, Malladus.

          • Heroine of Time

            They’re not self-replies. It’s the real Heroine talking to an “imposter”.

          • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

            Exactly what she (he? I don’t even know…) said. We’re two different people. I have no idea who I’ve been replying to, but they decided to take my username somehow. Go ahead. Look at each of our profiles. I’ve got quite a bit more comments than them. XD

          • ZeldaLink09

            Are you Sierra who plays Wizard101???

          • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

            Hahaha, yes, I am! Sierra WinterBreeze. That’s me. ;) How’d you know? I’m guessing from my story or something…

        • Emma Mix

          Um…


          What?

    • Heroine of Time

      Ok but seriously, this is actually me, and is there something you want to tell me?

      • itsameluigi1290

        Nah, not really, I just saw how it said “hero of time” in it, and you were one of the few girl members I could recall by memory, so yeah. Didn’t mean to offend you, if I did.

        • Heroine of Time

          HAHAHA tricked you lol!!!
          This isn’t really me (or should I say her?) This is her/my twin clone!!! Sorry for making the situation awkwaaarrrrddddd…

          • itsameluigi1290

            So, you stole her username, eh? I know, because I clicked follow on the REAL Heroine of Time! So HA!

        • Heroine of Time

          Seriously, though, I really didn’t mean to create anything awkward between you two.

          • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

            O rly?

          • Heroine of Time

            Ya…
            OK, I’ll stop now. It was just a joke, and I’m sorry if I’ve offended either one of you in any way. Goodbye.

            (P.S. – You’ll never know who [on this site] this really is!)

      • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

        Both letters of “OK” should be capitalized.

        HAH. You still haven’t fixed your errors, liar!

        • Heroine of Time

          Or perhaps it shall be spelled “Okay”, or maybe “O.K.”? We will never really know, shall we?

          • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okay#Spelling_variations

            I now know. It doesn’t matter! This revelation has changed my life! No longer must I be concerned over spelling it “OK” or “okay”! WIKIPEDIA HAS SAVED ME!

          • Heroine of Time

            So.. shall we continue with our duel of the fates, or have thou smartened up? WHAT SAY YE?!?

          • Heroine of Time

            I READY MY SWORD!

            . /^
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            . ‘|.|’
            …. )/v( …
            .\_.)V(._///
            . ‘–.___.–’
            . ‘ |X| ‘
            |x|
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          • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

            Your sword looks a bit… broken… and, um… virtual… as in… not real…

          • Heroine of Time

            Well, I pulled it from the one and only PEDESTAL OF VIRTUALITYISM…of…virtualness…?

          • The Unicorn Hanger-Outer

            Aweeeesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.bullard.31 William Bullard

    I honestly have used the “Can I be Link and you be Zelda?” But it always turns up that she is more of a Sheik than anything. The approach is not as well as many, and it does come off as desperate. Then again it’s all in what taste the girl has. I feel if I was to ever have a Girlfriend we’d have to share some of the same common interests and if one of them happened to be Zelda i’d be really happy. I hope this man finds his Zelda, and I too wish the same for myself and every other man out there. You too ladies. Hope all you strong women find a man or lady whatever your pref’s and have a great holiday.

    • Linkfan99

      That was a nice comment.

    • The Hylian Monolith

      I’mg oing to kind of copy Linkfan99′s comment here, but…

      That was a nice comment.

      I wish that preteens had an easier time staying close to someone. Really, I just wished that I knew more people who shared my common interests, and respected my independence, as well as being mature and focused. I mean, random is good, but I just don’t go for loudly making a big deal out of everything funny…

      Oh, save it, Monolith. Let’s just say that Zelda’s having boy problems and needs the real hero(for a time)to show his face one day. And if he’s really got the Triforce, he doesn’t have to pull out the sword and fight Ganondoerf just yet(and get the girl thusly) but I’d like to see him, even if I don’t know it yet. I know I won’t know it, but everyone has to undergo trials to become who they were meant to be, and it’s the same in…
      I can’t stop. Sorry. And now… I go blog.

  • hot apple Fi

    I don’t see the harm in it. Why not, and if it works, good for him. At least the girl that he meet (if he actually does meet one) and him will already have common ground. I don’t think I would ever respond to something like this though.

    • hot apple Fi

      And you’re too late, I’m already taken guys.

      • Hello,

        “guys”?
        How rude of you to assume that everyone is heterosexual. I, for one, am greatly offended, and I am proud to be a lesbian. I don’t like how you just think that the only people attracted to you are males.

        • hot apple Fi

          Not assuming everyone is male, only assuming that males would be the only ones shallow and corny enough to hit on a girl in a zelda forum.

          • Hello,

            Jk I’m trolling. I’m a guy.

        • Nyx

          It’s not that she assumes everyone is heterosexual. And I don’t understand why it offends you that she only thinks of guys would be interested in her, I mean since she’s straight then why would she think about a girl liking her when her sexual pull is toward men. It’s the same for me, I have a girlfriend, and I think about girls being attracted to me, but not guys. It’s just how people’s brains work.

          No need to overreact.

      • magical rod of pleasure

        bet my master sword is bigger than your boys.

  • CaroImperial

    I think its adorable. Very cute,perhaps cheesy YES.. but oh well . It’s cute. Would it work on me?Maybe not. Unless he really looks like Link. then maybe. haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001759639093 Kristin Laflin

    This isn’t particularly offensive… it’s offensive when a gamer girl is doing her thing on whatever gaming community and gets hit on for it. Like being a gamer means you’re automatically interested in any guy there…

  • npatoray24

    i dont see how people can honestly be offended with that, i mean it wasnt sexual or anything. I think its funny

  • Linkfan99

    No, but I am a (heterosexual) gamer guy from the United States looking for my phone…

  • Mseevers95

    Let’s hope he finds a Zelda and not Ganondorf.

    • baileygirl99

      More like Veran (if that’s how you spell her name)

  • TwilightEchoes

    i think it’s cute, but really cheesy

  • Guy

    lol

  • link is awesome

    CANADA is awesome!!

    • Nyx

      I know, eh?

    • The Unicorn Hanger-Outer

      So are you.

  • Mr. Deborah

    I kind of think that looking for love through online gaming is a little shallow and effortless, but I don’t see the harm in it. Although I find the “Are U a gamer girl” etc. especially unclassy just because I don’t think that should be a qualifying factor when looking for a relationship. Maybe in your head, but certainly not out loud. Granted, common interests are great starting blocks. But I think this instance might come off more as “I’m looking for a pair of lips that doubles as a P2.” But hey, I’m not female and I’m definitely not looking for my Hero of Time. So to each their own.

  • baileygirl99

    That’s cool…but I live in the U.S., and I’m too young to date. :-/ sorry dude!

  • Brunette48

    this guy know how to pick up girls!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bs88145 bs8814

    Wow. Picking up chicks with both cheesy pick up lines and through video games… It probably works

  • IMFWeirdo

    The Canada part was a complete turn-off. lol, jk. I’d love to have a guy who’s into video games, especially Zelda…too many “fake” and awkward relationships out there, I’d rather just be my nerdy self.

  • Emma Mix

    Hm…

    Not from Canada but that’s sweet. Minus the cheesy line, but ummmmm I mean technically all lines like that are cheesy but whatever. :)

  • The Unicorn Hanger-Outer

    So bad but so good. Nothing wrong with that, although I’d be surprised if someone said yes. Although he is from Canada.

  • Mich

    some people should go out and “socialize”

  • http://lulles.deviantart.com/ lulles

    Apparently, that wasn’t posted on his page. I see the Youtube icon up there, so he posted that on the Youtube community.

    It is cheesy and kind of “uh…”, but yeah, harmless.