Posted on October 25 2014 by James Evans
I’m getting really bad at this “keeping up with the weekday” thing, and I sincerely apologize. It’s been two weeks since we presented “Majora’s Mask’s Origins” and it received some favorable responses. This week, I’m hoping to lighten the mood of fans that are missing this weekly feature by offering a comedy. I will respect the writer’s actions taken to remain anonymous here at ZI, but on FanFiction.net they go by the name Xandra Fox. Xandra has created a comedic story following the quirky and fun-loving Rupin the Gear Peddler from Skyward Sword. If you have played the game, you will undoubtedly have seen his shop in Skyloft, where he is waiting to bombard potential customers as they walk by. He happily greets you with an “Ooooohhhhh” (I hope you read that in his high, throaty voice) and offers you some really great items that he just happened to find in his travels.
The story is already a whopping eighteen chapters long and still only about half way finished. It’s a comedy from Rupin’s perspective as he struggles to earn money and tolerate all of the annoying and irritating people around him. The story takes place parallel to the events of the game, so there are recognizable tie-ins for those who played through the motion controller madness. Having drawn inspiration from popular comedies like
Seinfeld and The Office, the story promises to keep you laughing at the shopkeeper’s expense. Xandra also noted that some of the situational comedy comes from their experience in retail. Having been in retail for many years myself, I can already feel that my relation to Rupin’s life will make the story all the more pleasurable to read.
If you are in the mood for something light-hearted and fun, I encourage you to check out
“The Customer is (Not) Always Right”. Bookmark for it a day when you’re feeling down and be sure to keep up with the second half of the story as it continues to unfold. Once you’ve got a good taste for it, feel free to discuss it in the comments below and don’t forget to submit your own pieces so that you can be featured here as well. If you want your privacy kept secret, you can send me a private message and I’ll do my best to get back to you or feature you as soon as I can.
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