I'm a law student with a love for the quieter things in life. I write on a variety of topics, along with the occasional short story or poem.
Give me a rainy day, a cup of coffee and a place to sit and write, and I'll owe you big time.
Top 5 Masks in 'Majora's Mask'
I know I’ve spoken at length before about Majora’s Mask, but most of those discussions have been centred around how dark the game is or how mysterious so many elements of Termina are. Today, I want to take a look back at Link’s strangest adventure, but actually take a look at the masks that Link obtains throughout the game. Now, as one may easily deduce, masks are an integral part of the game. Link can get a grand total of 24 masks throughout Termina, each of which serve him in a different way. Of course, it is not compulsory to get every single mask in the game to finish it, but there is a certain reward for obtaining all the masks in the form of the Fierce Deity Mask, one of the Transformation Masks (which, by the way, will not be featured on this list for reasons I shall explain shortly). In this list, I’m going to be going over my Top 5 masks from the game. How I will be ranking them depends on utility, aesthetic and personal enjoyment, and as such, the list will be subjective, so if you have a different list or if you disagree, that’s totally fine! I would love to have a discussion with you if you don’t agree, because learning different points of view is always a plus.
My Top 5 'Legend of Zelda' Items
It's November, and if you know anything about me, you'll know that this is the month I dedicate to celebrating everyone's favourte tunic wearing hero who even in 2019, still gets called Zelda for some reason. That's right, it's time for another Zelda Month, and just like last year, I'll be writing four articles and putting them up here for your reading pleasure. Now, in case you're wondering, yes, the articles will be running until the end of the first week of December, so it isn't for the entire month, but nevertheless, I will endavour to give you the very best Zelda content, so that you too, can join in the celebration of this legendary franchise.
'IT Chapter 2': A Different Type of Horror Film
When I first started to learn about the horror film genre, one of the first icons I encountered was Pennywise the Dancing Clown. At first, I was a little befuddled as to how a clown would be considered scary; the clips I had seen consisted of him laughing comically while holding a red balloon or simply smiling (somewhat creepily) at random kids. (Well, there was that one scene… but not much aside from that). The 1995 miniseries made him look more goofy than scary, despite everyone on the Internet saying the contrary. I began to dig a little deeper, reading up on the Stephen King novel from which the character was from, and I, being the naïve 11 year old I was, quickly lost interest in the complicated and somewhat nonsensical plot (A giant turtle? Really?). However, I’m happy that I discovered the character in the first place, as it paved the way for my love of the horror film genre, and also ensured that I would be over the moon when it was announced that a film remake of the miniseries was being done. I watched it with a group of friends, and found that the film didn’t disappoint one bit—what I had always imagined as a very complicated plot was just a simple, heartfelt story about a group of misfits fighting something much bigger than themselves. However, as the credits rolled, I knew that the story wasn’t over, and waited anxiously for the news of the next part to be revealed. Two years later, here we are, with IT: Chapter 2.
The Falling Moon
I saw the Monster of the Moon Curse it to make it fall on the town, Its yellow eyes bored into me, and as I searched them for a shade of remorse or compassion,
What Have You Learnt from 2018?
It's that time of the year again; the time when people look back on the year that they've had and try to make changes for the upcoming year. 2018 has been a rollercoaster of a year, and for some reason, it also seemed like it was an excruciatingly long one. I saw tweets that literally reminded me that Black Panther came out in February and that the entire Tide Pod fiasco happened in January. In case you've forgotten, the FIFA World Cup also happened this year. Fortnite feels like it's been around for a couple of years, right? Nope; this year. No matter which way you look at it, 2018 feels like its been here forever. It definitely feels nice to finally put a lid on everything bad this year has brought and look forward to 2019, and the most common way to do this is, of course, make resolutions. Now, I've made my stance on New Year's resolutions pretty clear in an earlier article, so I'm not going to talk about that today. Instead, I'm going to give you a bit of advice on something that you can do to ensure that you get some form of closure for everything you've been through, good or bad, for 2018. Don't worry, it's not a very complicated process or anything of the sort; in fact, it's quite simple. All you need is a pen and a piece of paper.
My Top 5 Zelda Games
The Legend of Zelda is the first video game franchise that I ever took an active interest in and played with the actual intention of getting to the credit screen. It was the franchise that got me into the world of video games and showed me how exciting the virtual world could be.
'Majora's Mask' and the Horror Within
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask was among one of the first Zelda games I ever played, having picked it up as part of the bundle released in the Collector's Edition in 2003. Of course, since I was new to the Zelda franchise at the time (having only played a demo of Wind Waker and an hour of Ocarina), I didn't know anything about the game and I played it like I would any other game. I remember being freaked out at the cutscene where Skull Kid turns Link into a Deku Scrub, and I was pretty disappointed that I couldn't play as regular Link so early on in the game. My disappointment turned into frustration when I couldn't figure out how to turn back into Link's human form and after a prolonged spell of watching the Moon crash into Termina over and over again, I dropped the game out of frustration; only to pick it up years later in middle school. This time, I actually managed to transform back into Link and actually progress through the game. Eager to make up for time that I had lost, I sped through the first two dungeons with relative ease, before academics caught up with me and I stopped playing right around when I started the Great Bay Temple. I left the game once more, this time not really sure if I would ever pick it up again. As fate would have it, in 2014 out of boredom I started playing it again, and this time I finished it for good.
My Top Five Legend of Zelda Bosses
When you've made your way through any level in most role playing video games, you're confronted with one final challenge that you have to overcome before you can move on from that area. This challenge usually appears in the form of a giant enemy that requires a very specific strategy to beat. Depending on the franchise, these fights can turn out to be very different - extremely story driven with long cutscenes and very little player input, easy but extremely long or tedious, short but mind numbingly difficult, the list goes on. It should suffice to say that boss fights are something that everyone looks forward to for the grandiose and the spectacle of it all. Given that dungeons are one of the most integral part of The Legend of Zelda franchise, it was expected that the series presented gamers with excellent bosses. And so far, Nintendo has delivered.