Category: Editorials

If you ever lie awake at night, pondering about moments from your distant or even recent past that you wish you could change or do over, then you are in good company, because I often do the same. And usually the do-overs I focus on aren’t even about significant events in my life, but more about the small ones, like wishing I could take back words I said in an argument with someone I love, wishing I would have put…

At this year’s Zelda Dungeon Marathon (2021), I was fortunate enough to play two of the best Zelda games: Ocarina of Time and Breath of the Wild. In the aftermath of playing these two games, I realized that the stories of the both games have a great deal in common. For example, the stories of both games revolve around two time periods or timelines. Breath of the Wild focuses on the events of the present and one hundred years ago,…

Believe it or not: the 2021 Holiday Season is nearly upon us. It really has felt like the past year flew by in an instant, which is why the imminent arrival of winter festiveness feels especially sudden. In all honesty, I — the Zelda Dungeon guy who wears the Santa hat all year round — wasn’t ready to embrace the yuletide cheer quite yet. But, luckily for me, the wonderful team here at Zelda Dungeon called upon the spirits of…

As we all know, The Legend of Zelda celebrated a milestone birthday this year, as 35 years have passed since the first Zelda game released way back when on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Many Zelda fans had hoped, based on expectations set by last year’s Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary celebration, that Link and company would be in for a big year full of announcements, games, and other celebratory merchandise. While it’s debatable whether or not the year lived up to the…

Introduction There are some moments when a game’s plot truly grips me. They are usually a sudden and poignant turn in the story. Such a thing generates a strong desire to delve deeper into the narrative. It might be a wrong that needs to be righted, or a crime to be avenged, or maybe even an epic quest to be completed. Such story moments spawn a change in the game’s atmosphere. Tension increases with a sense of looming dread. Villains…

31 unique pieces, each done within a short timeframe. I have completed the Linktober art challenge for my second time, and I feel great! Here’s my last week’s worth of pieces! Day 25: Lens of Truth   This one is a switch up from my norm. I decided to create a meme for the Lens of Truth prompt. Using the lens on the Phantom Ganon painting reveals the truth: it is actually Yer Baby by Ringo Star. Yer Baby is…

With the end of October now upon us and Halloween night only a few hours away, we’ve finally reached the climax of the spooky season. And in looking at the many characters and creatures of the Zelda series, many scary souls can definitely cater to the spirit of Halloween. Aside from terrifying monsters like Poes, ReDeads, and Wallmasters, we’ve also seen many friendly ghosts play a role in supporting Link with his quests or asking for his assistance. I have…

The scaaaaariest time of the year has finally arrived, and the Zelda Dungeon team wanted to celebrate! Since we can’t summon ReDeads or take a stroll through the Arbiter’s Grounds in real life, we decided to do the next best thing: combine our love of Zelda with our love of Halloween by creating some ghoulish and ghastly Zelda-themed jack-o’-lanterns! …Okay, so most of our pumpkins aren’t exactly ghoulish or ghostly or even scary really (well, maybe Majora is kinda creepy),…

Week 3 of Linktober has been very eventful! I got behind a day, made a pretty big mistake on a piece, and then fixed that mistake for it to proceed to go viral on Twitter! Let’s take a look at the art! Day 18: Fairy I didn’t want to do anything too fancy for this piece. From sketch to ink it took merely 10 minutes, so I took some extra time to apply color and some blending to get the…

Week two of Linktober was filled with ups and downs. I suppose fatigue began to set in, so that was the major hurdle I had to overcome. I left off last Sunday only having the next day’s sketch ready, although Monday evening I felt compelled not to leave the piece at only the sketch phase, and went on to ink it. That was the critical point of the week: the choice was maintaining the cushion of one day (so if…