Brandon is a hard worker, actually. I don't think Twilight Princess is the game he's working on though... unless you're referring to Dabombster (Bomby)? If so, he's been pretty busy, but he has done some work I believe. Besides, the site is here for free. They don't get paid so they work when they can.
And the Dead Hand is probably the most disturbing creature in the history of Zelda, if you ask me.
Um, no. I believe there's a 3-4 month requirement from the join date as well. It also depends entirely on you, and whether or not current Knights feel you're the right kind of person to promote. And I can't really commit to voting for you. We vote based on our opinion on whether the member is the right stuff or not. It's not based on people we're friends with or who asks us to vote for them. Additionally, asking to get promoted is typically on most boards a bad way to actually get promoted, because it's often frowned upon.
Anyway, that's cool. That's not very many to go, so congrats! I think I had several more left to go than that when I beat the game. ^^
And please, in the future could you post one VM if possible? It can be annoying sometimes to receive more than one, especially if they're still talking about the same thing...