Tuesday, March 24, 2009

More than Pac-Man With a Bow: Part 4

"It's like the Adventures of Link. He has to find Zelda, you have to find a house... "
"Boy, is that sexist."
"It's not sexist! It's... romantic."

- The Wizard, 1987

I've been invited by the Escapist to discuss the role of The Legend of Zelda's Sheik in an upcoming issue on gender. I'll link there from here when it goes live.

May I say, with the risk of spoiling the surprise, that dude looks like a lay-day.

- Rook


  1. Dammit man, Sheik is Zelda!?
    Spoiler warning maybe?

  2. I've never understood the idea of spoiler warnings.

    I mean, if I warn people in advance, how am I supposed to SPOIL things for them? For everybody?

    At my most idealistic, I like to think that I absorb information out of a purely reflexive desire to KNOW. But this is hampered by the fact that I have archived within me great reams of data, whose only purpose seems to be the ruining of things for others.

    For instance? Bella Swan becomes a vampire in like the fourth book. Then she gets vampire teen pregnant, has a vampire baby and is, like, a vampire teen mom.

    But WHAT fourth book? What fourth book indeed!

    I'm not telling.

  3. And this, Ladies and gentlemen is the kind of high quality stuff you can expect from King and Rook every time. "Vampire teen pregnant."
    Watch out blogosphere, here we come.

  4. I kind of want to write a post on vampire teen pregnancy, just to see what Google Ads does with it. I have to say that at this point, I could not imagine having a blog without Google Ads. Finding out out the zany things it hawks based off of keywords is a surprise and delight every time.

    FRINSTANCE: This time, it seems to have latches onto the word 'Sheik' and went to town. Does anything in this blog post make you want to "Meet 1000's Sexy Turkish Guys Free To Join?"

    Okay, fine. Me too.