Author: Kat Vadam

Please, Don’t Wake Up I know your world awaits your return, that you were never meant to be here. Once you open your eyes, I know that you will disappear, never to look back.   It pains me to realize that I shall never again cast a glance upon you. You shall never again listen to my song, and my voice will fade into the winds.   So, please, don’t wake up.   Perhaps it is selfish of me to…

Hylia plopped to her haunches in exasperation, burying her face in her hands. “How do they not see…?” she mumbled under her breath, clutching the long, golden locks that framed her face.  “I don’t know what more I can do! Calamity Ganon will rise to power in no time, at this rate!” “For one thing, Your Grace,” her hero sighed, sitting next to her in the grass, “you can calm down a bit.” Hylia glared at him, and he winked…

I have the worst job in Hyrule. Please, don’t laugh. Trust me, I get that enough whenever I mention this at the local pub. Just hear me out. I have the worst job in this entire land. Sure, you have Her Highness, who, Goddesses bless, does her best day in and day out to keep us all together and keep the forces of evil at bay. She bears the weight of all her people with grace and dignity, and she…

Hello, friends, and welcome back to “On the Quest for 100!” This week, I must make a bittersweet announcement: this is the Semi-Final Quest Edition. That’s right, all…I am almost there. I am so close to 100%, I can taste it, which means that, next month, in celebration of Breath of the Wild’s second birthday, the #Questfor100 will see its final episode! Wait, no…I am not ready. I don’t want to let go! Oh, well. We knew this time would come. And,…

The Happy Mask Salesman is always smiling. Always. Even in his distress over money or masks, the corners of his mouth remain upturned. Outside of this characteristic, though, not much is really known of the man. How exactly did he come by Majora’s Mask? How does he know so much about our hero? What sort of things does he know about the world outside his shop walls in Ocarina of Time? What secrets can a man like that hold? I feel he almost…

She hovered next to the barracks window for a moment too long.  She had started to second guess herself.  What if he did not want her company?  He wasn’t her servant, at her beck and call.  She had actual servants for that, and she could call them.  He was a knight, bound or not.  Ultimately, he served her father, and he did so well.  But she didn’t want her servants – they could do nothing for her irrational fears.  Her…

One cannot deny that, after walking into the Noble Canteen in Gerudo Town and promptly getting turned down for a beverage, poor Link probably felt rather disappointed, to say the very least. I mean, come on, he literally just saved you all from a rampaging monstrosity of ancient technology; doesn’t he deserve, like, one beer? Then again, though, would it be wise to serve him? He’s on an adventure, a quest to save the land and its beloved princess. And alcohol…

It starts slow, with a lone chord, giving you the sense that, this time, our hero is faced with a challenge far beyond any measure that he can comprehend. Then, a certain familiar song begins, and he finds a sense of bravery, of Courage, that builds from within. And then… Everything breaks loose. In this cover of the Zelda Main Theme by metalcore band August Burns Red, Link takes on Ganon with a whole new power all his own. Fast, roaring, wailing,…

As an action-adventure series, one cannot deny that The Legend of Zelda is just ripe with RPG potential. Who wouldn’t love a pencil-paper rendition of our favorite game series, à la Dungeons and Dragons? Well, friends, in case you missed it, game designer Andrew Ferguson of Chaotic Good Games filled that need for all of us when he released a tabletop RPG based on the lands and tales of Hyrule. Self-described as “a tabletop RPG for (and by) Zelda fans,” the game came to life through…

A tale of how to keep a game alive. Happy New Year, friends and readers! The holidays are well over, 2019 is upon us, and I can’t stop writing 2018. Every. Single. Time. That means it’s time for me to put down Smash for a bit and revisit my true boo, Breath of the Wild. For my first edition of the year, I am going to talk all about a certain meme challenge that’s been going around, because…well… How could I not? It’s…