If you haven’t played it, go and buy it now.
Equality; the state of being equal, especially in status, rights or opportunities. It can be hard to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Every individual has their own set of struggles as we try to do the best we can with our lives. As we get older, more struggles and obstacles become apparent after the ones we manage to overcome—but not everyone was put at the same starting position. Some were given a head start; they were born with a little extra status or wealth and while the security of their future is not guaranteed, if they play their cards right that head start will lead them on a path to success. Others were put at the back of the pack, unable to obtain the same opportunities as others merely through the circumstances of their birth. Perhaps their hard work will pay off later in life, perhaps they’ll get lucky, or maybe they’ll get left behind in the dust. We don’t know what the future holds for every individual, but surely we should be doing all that we can to ensure that everyone gets a fair shot in the beginning?
Every year or so an article flies out from the dusty presses; cinema is a dying medium. How much truth is there to this? Well, perhaps there is some underlying truth, but not for the reasons that are making the headlines.
Note: Anything stated below is purely from my own opinions and experience, and is not the voice of the Collective, although this will be checked by other admins before posting! This post is about my experiences with my mental health, so if this is a trigger for you, please stop reading.
As we all know, I am a bit of a Zelda fan, and have been for quite some time. It all began in 1992 (which is a longer time ago than I care to admit at this point!), when my dad bought A Link to The Past, but got annoyed with it and switched it off permanently. I was four years old at this point, and I started to play when he did this. However, what really hooked me in was Ocarina of Time, when my dad gave up (again!) at a particular point, my 10 year old self was introduced to the Water Temple. Instant love, despite it being that particular temple, and it steamrollered from there.