My name is Trina and i fell in love with the Legend of Zelda series back in my youth. From the time i was able to hold a controller in my hand to this very day Link, has constantly rescued me from the horrors of reality on a daily basis.
My Legend of Zelda
The first Legend of Zelda game i played was the original Zelda for the NES. It's a trip now to recall when there were only eight bits and four buttons (other than directions of course). Slash, item, pause, and item screen. After beating the first quest and having my dad help me with the second (i was only five, keep in mind), i moved on to the game that will always have a special place at the top of my favorites list: A Link to the Past for the SNES. I have beaten that game countless times, over and over again, ditching my friends for hours and hours of master sword sweetness. It is truly the epitome of perfection...in my eyes :P
When Ocarina of Time came out, i was in awe. The graphics of its game generation were superb compared to the previous game generations. I played all weekend, every weekend at my dad's, due that my parents had split and my mother despised video games, never allowing them in the house. My younger brothers and i would stay up all night working towards becoming the Hero of Time, and when it finally happened...we couldn't wait to do it all over again.
Expanding My ♥
Now, during the Zelda drought where nothing big really came out, my brothers and i experimented with some lesser extravagant titles. I played Wind Waker for maybe four hours before deciding i didn't agree with the childish graphics. I pushed myself through Zelda II before getting fed up with the repetitive three life garbage!!! I even opted for the Oracle of Seasons for my GameBoy, which was thoroughly more enjoyable than the preceding titles. I also played Majora's Mask, however after completing the game in six hours i felt as though there could've been more to it. The concept was masterful, don't get me wrong, it just seemed a little too easy (if i can say that without hurting anyone's feelings).
Losing My Breath...and Boyfriend
Once i saw Twilight Princess for the Wii, it was love at first sight. I remember entering Hyrule Field for the first time and literally losing my breath at the beauty that was before me. The dungeons were a little unoriginal at first but near the end i was on the edge of my seat, my little brothers right there to keep me from falling off. When we made it to the final cutscene, my then-boyfriend left me because i told him he wasn't allowed to talk during the end. It was epic. A truly unforgettable moment. Someday i hope that my unborn children can love and cherish the Zelda series as much as i have and always will.
The Golden Power of My Left Hip
On my 18th birthday i paid for a Triforce tattoo on my hip. It not only stands for the golden power and my love for the Zelda series, but also for my two brothers, who have been gaming beside me since they were old enough to follow in my footsteps. My eldest younger brother has always been the courageous one in the family, i the wisest, and my other brother, the most powerful. I love my little brothers...almost as much as i love the Zelda series :)
When i'm not beating ALttP for the five-hundredth time, I enjoy a variety of other time-consuming activities. During the day, i edit phone books to make a living. I also enjoy editing to the fullest extent possible. I have always been in love with the English language and when not using it for work, i create poetry, short stories, and an auto-biographical novel of my life (it's like a soap opera, only with more metaphors). At a young age, my mother taught me that i would never be as smart as her, and now that i'm smarter than so-called overlord of smartness, i correct her papers. :) She truly is my hero.
Aside from gloating, i enjoy reading, hot bubble baths, music, singing and dancing in front of a mirror like a pop star, baking, doing dishes (don't all women? lol), or watching one of my vast collections of South Park episodes.
I'm also working on a walkthrough for A Link to the Past. Check it out!