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Hyrule on the Hog

Years ago, I wrote a post on how common people turning into pigs is in mythology and fantasy. More recently, this post on Power of Babel also addressed the theme of pig-people, specifically that of orcs with the heads of … Continue reading

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Sprite Size Matters

It can be difficult to determine the real-life sizes of video game characters, or cartoon characters for that matter, especially when there aren’t very many points of comparison. Sprite size isn’t even always that useful, especially in earlier games. The … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Fair to Fairies

Fairies in the Zelda series are largely of the English variety of tiny people with wings and magical powers, but there are exceptions. The Great Fairies in Ocarina of Time can fly without wings and look kind of like drag … Continue reading

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The Fishiest People

Picture by Kristina Callahan While the original Legend of Zelda gives the impression that Hyrule is inhabited entirely by monsters and people living in caves who want to con you out of your money, later games introduce more friendly faces, … Continue reading

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Octorok Music

I’ve long been a fan of the music from video games, so it’s nice to see it getting a certain amount of mainstream approval. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is a multimedia show with an orchestra playing … Continue reading

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FamiCom Families

You might well know by now that I’m fascinated by the idea of video games as modern-day fairy tales, and as in fairy tales, game protagonists often don’t know their parents. Sometimes they’re explicitly identified as orphans, as with the … Continue reading

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