rabbids everywhere: abbey road
i never thought i would see the day where i accepted a wii game. as you all know, i don’t consider the wii an actual system. sure, i know the tech specs. sure, i understand the business side of it. then there’s the issues of how it helps people. blah blah blah times infinity.
do i care about any of that horseshit? no.
when little_nerdxo bought her system, i rolled my eyes. i thought it was such a waste of time. she’s been casually winding her way through some zelda title, and occasionally mixes it up with wii resort and some other low-key stuff. all in all, i have been unimpressed.
then she started playing rabbids a few months ago. it had the right amount of ridiculous to it, and it is refreshing to play something like this after the skill, gore and dexterity my other games demand. i got pulled into it, putting in a few hours before fallout: new vegas dropped. then when christmas came, i got her a pile of rabbids games, plus some merch i found while on a trip to montreal.
the other day, captain adventure and i were in blockbuster when i did the unthinkable: i bought a rabbids action figure. now it’s on the shelf with my other little figures – and i am not ashamed of my love. rabbids are everywhere, it seems.
in fact, i kind of have a new respect for the wii. WHOA! MIRACLED!
little_nerdxo has been going nuts over zelda. we play through games like rabbids and the lego harry potter game. almost always, she’s got a comment. usually, it’s something inane like ‘we should finish these games in case skyward sword comes early’, or ‘sure these games are great, but i bet anything skyward sword is better’. the second she got her wii, she ran out and bought twilight princess. it could even be argued that she bought the wii FOR twilight princess.
i thought she was the ultimate zelda fan, until i found someone with the tattoo of the hyrule crest.
zelda christmas ornament
jesus, mary and holy saint joseph: is there any limit to etsy? i seriously feel like taking the piss out of these people sometimes. i just found this zelda christmas ornament. this chick from california charges – wait for it – THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS FOR THIS. sure, it’s cool. is it $35 worth of cool? FUCK NO.
hahah. this one is kind of for little_nerdxo. she’s all ‘fashion forward’ and ‘not a slave to trends’, despite the addition of a stylish fedora to her wardrobe. one of her gifts on christmas morning was a link t-shirt i picked up on a trip to montreal. upon opening it, she squealed like a tiny child at the sight of a pony.
i feel like this has the same effect. it’s some zelda song played by a child on wine glasses. neato.
you can make link jealous! now, you can own the ocarina of time, made famous in numerous legend of zelda titles. thanks to those clever fuckers at thinkgeek, they’ve once again made the impossible…possible.
on a special sidenote, i told little_nerdxo about this and she looked at me like i had lost my mind.
this shit is bananas! link’s ACTUAL sword. when i came across this fact, i told little_nerdxo. she was less than impressed [‘why the fuck do i need link’s sword’?] but i feel that the rest of you will be impressed. it’s only $60 and you can buy it from trueswords.com.
fuck it, i LOVE swords.
this past weekend, little_nerdxo and i went to casa loma. i was busy snapping pictures with my big, bulky SLR camera. out of nowhere, i heard the unmistakeable ‘click’ of a camera. while i very briefly worried i had been followed by the paparazzi, i was relieved to see that it was only some kid with a nintendo DS. i was actually seeing a current DS in the wild – and i was miffed.
‘wow. in my day, we used film. in an actual camera,’ i harumphed.
‘can’t beat progress,’ shrugged little_nerdxo. ‘look at you dorking out with your stupid smartphone camera. and all the stuff you can do with your SLR.’
both of these were things i already knew to be true. but it was something i needed to hear again. she was right. you CAN’T beat progress. it got me thinking about nintendo’s long and glorious history. so, without further ado, i present an infographic i found.
hard to believe nintendo has come such a long way, eh? this graphic takes a look at both the past and present successes of nintendo. it also stacks up their present glory against most other systems.