Playing the last note on the Ocarina

According to this lovely blog, I started Ocarina of Time sometime soon after July 24, 2012 (when I finished A Link to the Past).  Last week, after recuperating from The Tangled Challenge, I finally swung my last sword blow to the beast.  Here’s how it went down:

Me: (after beating Ganondorf in Ganon’s Castle and barely refraining from throwing the remote in the air) I did it!  I beat Ocarina of Time!

Hubby: No, you didn’t.

Me: Yes I did!  I killed Ganondorf!

Hubby: It’s not over.  Follow Zelda.

Me: (deflated) Oh no…

Now, I love Hubby with all of my heart, but sometimes he can be a bit too helpful.  Once I made it out of the castle and was faced with Ganon (I’m still confused as to what the difference is between Ganondorf and Ganon), he insisted that I use the Biggoron’s sword (which I insist on calling the Big Gorram Sword) to kill him.  Okay, can do!  I kept whacking at Ganon until Zelda told me to come get the Master Sword.  “No, sweetie, keep using the Biggoron’s sword, it’s more powerful,” Hubby insisted.  “But Zelda wants me to retrieve the Master Sword,” I reply between sword swings.  After several long minutes of watching me play and not really getting anywhere, Hubby googles the game, and admits that I was right and I do need to use the Master Sword to finish of Ganon for good.  I win, and collapse with sore fingers from clutching the sweaty controller.

With Ocarina finally under my belt, I put up an informal Facebook poll to determine if I should venture into Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword next.  The results were unanimously Twilight Princess.  However, Skyward Sword involves a floating island, like my NaNoWriMo novel, so I decided to go against public opinion and try it out first.  I’ve just got to the first temple, and I have to say that I am definitely enjoying it so far!  I’m definitely finding the controls easier since I am more familiar with the Wii than classic Nintendo.

This all being said, I’ve also been having with my chain mail.  I created a Triforce pendant as a prototype.  This will end up on my Etsy site NerdlyGoodness soon, but I want to try it again with smaller rings.  This version looks pretty sweet lying down, but it loses its shape a bit when worn as a necklace.