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Whose Blog?: Dark Side of the Link

February 27th, 2007 at 1:08 am by The Missing Link

It’s time for Whose Blog Is It Anyway?! The show where everything’s made up, and the points don’t matter! That’s right, the points are about as useful as the Goron Knife! Hi, I’m your host, Drew Linky. C’mon let’s have some fun!

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to see most of you hone in on the topic of Dark Link so quickly. You see, over on the MUCK that I help run, I recently acquired the character of Ganondorf (mwahaha!), and as a kicker, Dark Link comes part and parcel with the big G-man. And in the first few days of roleplaying the pair, I was forced into a situation where I really got to explore Dark Link’s character and really feel him out. (And before anyone asks, no, I do not play him as emo Link. Honestly, there’s tons more potential than that!) But seriously, the universe of Hyrule is really so open and free to interpretation that a good story can be wrapped around virtually any character in there… regardless of how much screen time he or she gets. Needless to say, I think that Dark Link is no exception to this story. (I might add that I have significantly been inspired by the characterisations of Dark Link in both Eloze and Only Half, two stories that easily put my storytelling ability to shame!)

Yet it almost makes me sad that you guys want a metafiction about Dark rather than a (somewhat) serious article. I could have done a very serious article on him and such, but alas, this is not my blog today; it is your blog! So I must bend to your will (or really, all I need to do is meet you halfway!). So without further adieu, it’s metafiction time!, although I will make the caveat that this metafiction is probably different than the ones you’re used to. As such, welcome to our next Whose Blog? article: Dark Side of the Link.

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“C’mon, boy, will you hurry up already and do something? I don’t have all day to finish this match! Get a move on!” The voice of the dark one was impatient and antsy—as it always was, and his patience with his enemy was wearing thinner by the minute.

“Make me,” replied Link with slight annoyance. Honestly, what was his hurry anyway, Link thought bitterly as he surveyed the scene. The battle had been fierce so far, perhaps their closest encounter to date. Link was beading with sweat as each second passed, the anticipation of his nemesis so thick that you could cut it with a knife… or even a sword.

Finally, Link saw his move. “Take that!” he said with a flourish as he made his attack! “Queen’s pawn takes king’s bishop!”

Dark Link merely rolled his red eyes in disbelief. “Ganondorf-dammit, you took that long to decide to make that move? I had my defence for that ready an hour ago!” With a deft move, he slid a rook to the left side of the chessboard, devouring the most recently moved pawn. “Check!” he proudly announced, cackling wildly with delight, yet after only a few moments, he started hacking and coughing as if he had no wind left to him.

From across the room came a scolding voice. “Now, now, Dark, you know better that to get excited about these games. The doctor warned you that your lungs aren’t operating the way they used to. At least try to remember you’re 83, not 17!”

Link had to snicker at the warning from Nurse Joy. One would have thought, after saving the world dozens of times since the days of his youth, that he would have deserved a peaceful and restful retirement in the Hylian Home for Geriatric Gentlemen. He certainly thought so! A new hero had been branded—trained by him, no less—and the responsibilities were finally off his shoulders! Days of rest and relaxation were finally his!

Yet Dark had had other plans. It wasn’t even a week after Link finally signed the papers to begin his stay when Dark showed up to do the same thing. (This, of course, was after many failed attempts to infiltrate the place; while the tight security was usually focused on making sure the curmudgeons of the home didn’t escape, Dark soon realised that they weren’t any more kind to unexpected visitors!). Since that day, Dark made a point to swing by Link’s room every single day—now for five full years running—to hurl insults upon Link, pull pranks on Link, jab his walker into Link, or otherwise make certain that Link’s stay would not be peaceful. The chess matches were but one more way to ensure that Link would be constantly reminded of the grudge he still had upon him.

If it weren’t for the staff of the Hylian Home for Geriatric Gentlemen, Link would never get any rest! …Which admittedly was why Link relished such moments as when Nurse Joy would interrupt Dark’s perverse pleasure in taunting Link. Anything to thwart Dark was a plus for him.

“Yeh, yeh… whatever,” harrumphed Dark once his coughing fit had died down. Honestly, if there were anyone he truly hated more than Link, it was the staff of this stupid home.

“I mean it!” said Nurse Joy very sternly as she walked over to the duo. “The last thing I need is to see you getting carried off in a stretcher towards Kokiri Hospital. The amount of paperwork required for that would fill up a day and a half’s work! So, please… relax!” Shaking her head, she wandered back to the desk in the corner of the room, muttering something to the effect of “wishing Dark were like every other old person, either without energy or dead” under her breath. At this, Link had to snort, unable to hold his humour any longer.

“What, and this is funny to you, schmuck?” Dark retorted to Link. “Why don’t you just spend the next hour making your next move instead of laughing up a storm, eh?”

Link sighed with frustration, silently cursing his inability to keep silent, though inwardly Link knew that it wouldn’t have made any difference. Dark was completely focused on making sure Link didn’t get a single moment of respite. “Fine, whatever you want, moron,” he groaned angrily. Link shifted his attention back to the board, planning his next move.

“You know, this time I’m finally going to beat you down a level or two,” Dark said with a hint of a cackle, the corners of his mouth raising playfully. “Finally, after all this time, I am going to best the Hero of Time!”

Link attempted to ignore Dark, but his attempts were futile; Dark knew how to get under Link’s skin. Yet at least Link had enough self-control that he decidedly chose not to dignify Dark’s taunt with a reply, knowing that doing so would only serve to egg him on. For some strange and illogical reason, Link still had the desperate belief that—by some strange luck—not saying anything would somehow stun Dark so thoroughly that he would be forced to cease his never-ending torment, that Dark would merely leave him alone after that point. Alas, such a hope had been crushed time and time again.

“I’m going to beat the Hero, I’m going to beat the Hero!” Dark Link sang in a rather singsongy tone. “The hero’s a loser! I’ll kick him with my boot-o. They say he’s kinda fruit-o. And then he marries Ruto!” He was obviously very pleased with himself for coming up with such a “clever” little tune in such an impromptu fashion.

In a burst of frustration, Link quickly shoved his queen across the board to block the rook, accidentally knocking one of his own pawns a few feet away from the table. Dark Link was nearly giddy with the results of his song. “What… is it with you?” Link said loudly, his ears feeling as if they were throwing out steam. “Honestly, why do you keep tormenting me every goddess-dang day of my life? Can’t I even make a single move in this game without you shutting up?”

Dark Link simply smiled, letting out a raspy chuckle. “Why, Link,” he said in such a practised tone—oh, how Dark had been waiting… rehearsing for this very lecture!—“I’m surprised you haven’t figured it out yet.” His voice was so suave and smooth that it only served to further agitate Link. “This… this is my ultimate revenge upon you, my dear… dear twin.” After quickly making his next move, pushing his bishop further into Link’s own territory, taking out a knight in the process, he leaned forward a little bit, he rested his chin upon his folded hands.

Link looked at him rather incredulously, although something inside him told him that he should have realised that this was the precise reason. “Revenge?” Link sputtered, nearly stuttering over the word. “Revenge for wha–? Are you out of your mind? It’s been…”

“It’s been 66 years, three months, and three-and-twenty days since we first duelled, you and I… yes, that long ago…” Dark seemed to get so much pleasure from seeing Link squirm under the tragic realisation that the war he had “won” years ago was, in fact, still going on in the mind of the anti-hero. “Yes, you remember that day… that day I fell for the first time. I was created to destroy you, to be you… or rather to be your negative… your twin… your opposite. My master knew you so very well, he did. You remember your encounter at the castle bridge when you were not even yet a man, when your IQ was actually bigger than your age…” Dark snickered heavily at his clever insult, completely amused with it. Link only frowned. “That spell he cast on you, oh yes, he knew then… he was ready. After he got the Triforce of Power, he created me… he created me to be the silhouette of your image, the shadow of your light… knowing you ever so intimately to every detail…” His voice almost hushed with those words, as if it were a great secret. “He created me just like that… yet also taught me to despise everything that I was made to be… everything that you were…

“Every day was consumed with hatred as I waited for you in the Water Temple. I longed for blood lust. I nearly went insane for the lack of it.” Maybe it was just Link, but Dark’s voice almost seemed to quiver there with some legacy of those days. “It was written into my persona… it was forced upon me. I swore upon everything holy and unholy that I would plunge my sword into your chest and let the darkness consume you, and how I— I—” At that point, Dark began coughing loudly, unable to catch his breath.

“Dark Link!” Nurse Joy screamed from across the room. She raced from her desk and was literally at their table in no time flat. She grabbed the small mask attached to the oxygen tank by his chair and covered his mouth and nose with it, forcing his head back. Dark continued coughing for a few moments more before finally his body calmed, no longer in spasms as the air rushed through him. “The goddesses are truly smiling upon you that I’m here watching your every move, you troublemaker,” Nurse Joy said with near vehemence. “Honestly, you single-handedly make my life the Evil Realm, you know that? You wait here; I’m going to send for the staff to take you back to my room so you can finally rest for a change.”

“Yeh, yeh, whatever,” Dark called back after her. He turned back to Link and continued. “And ever since that day, Link, I’ve been waiting to beat you, to fulfil that obligation that I was created for, to cause such havoc for you that you would finally collapse under the weight of it. This… this is my revenge. And oh, how wonderful it is to be here… with you… right now… playing chess…”

Link’s head was already on the table, groaning and almost whimpering slightly. Why me? he asked himself. Why does he have to keep tormenting me? And… and… “Why won’t you just go away and die?” he asked aloud.

“Because I’m made to be your negative, my twin. I cannot die until my positive sees his last breath. So until then, I figure there’s no better place in all of Hyrule to be… than to spend my days with you, watching your every step, following you wherever I go. It’s like we’re married and conjoined at the hip…” Dark snickered slightly and breathily, his lungs obviously not fully recovered from his last coughing fit. “So move, hero… Go on, I don’t have all day.”

The only thought running through Link’s mind was how nice it would be to just pound his head against a wall for a few hours, yet that luxury was not allowed to him. He looked at the board, trying to remember those fast fading thoughts of whatever strategy he had devised before he lost his temper. Just as a few of the staff had entered the room—obviously here for Dark as they reported quite promptly to Nurse Joy’s desk, Link’s eyes shined with inspiration. He pushed his queen to the far end of the board, sitting a mere two spaces away from the king. “Checkmate,” Link declared proudly. “Looks like you’re not going to be handily defeating me today… you evil twin!” Link said as he shook his hands in the air as if he were a scary ghost, mocking Dark Link’s master plan.

Dark snickered as the men started to come over to him. “It’s alright, no big deal.” The loss didn’t seem to phase Dark whatsoever.

“No big deal? What do you mean, moron? It’s the 70th straight chess match you’ve lost! Don’t you even care? What happened to all this revenge stuff?”

Dark Link’s smile only deepened as Link’s frustration continued to grow despite the win. “Not withstanding the fact that you live to be tortured and conquered another day… did you ever wonder why I always play the white pieces despite what my obvious choice would be?”

Link paused a moment, looking at the board. That was true; Link had always been forced to play black every single time they played chess, and Link had thought that exceedingly odd so long ago, yet he had stopped contemplating that after about the eighth match, writing it off to the fact that Dark Link wanted to make the first move every time. “It… had crossed my mind…”

“Well,” Dark answered as the men were lifting him up into a wheelchair and preparing his things, “every time you win, I keep delighting in the fact that the darkness—your pieces—eventually triumphs over light… and one day… one day… when you’re least expecting it, you’ll get what’s coming to you… and it won’t just be my walker that time. Haha… hahaha… mwahahahaha…cough cough cough…”

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I like how you played that. Wasn’t expecting the colour part at the end.
I would have prefered the serious article. Oh well, I like what we got and there is always a serious one down the road.

Hm, that was very… interesting. I liked how they were playing chess. I mean, I don’t know how to play chess so it was kinda confuzzling to me. But it didn’t make it any less funny.

Very good TML (this just popped into my head, is there a “The Dark Missing Link?”) this story has DL in a new way we haven’t seen before (and noticing two people went “huh, that’s odd for TML.” brings up JC’s recent article) and it’s very good. As for the ending, it’s actually quite symbolic, since at times, evil does win for some time (it’s in every game) but eventually, good has to prevail, so the world would stay in balance. I give it a two thumbs up.

Darkest Link said:

I like how you played that. Wasn’t expecting the colour part at the end.
I would have prefered the serious article. Oh well, I like what we got and there is always a serious one down the road.

Well, thankfully I got to play it somewhat serious at the same time while I was playing it funny. A little absurdity plus a little seriousness went into this article, and I at least like the result. :)

Hehe. Kind of reminded me of X-Men with Magneto and Xavier playing chess.

ELOZE ROCKS!!!! Can I say it again??? ELOZE ROCKS!!!! By far the best Zelda FanFiction out there!!!

Now that I got that out of my system, please by all means..Continue Blogging. ^_^

That was awesome. I would’ve preferred the serious article–but whatever. This was still cool. (but what was up with Nurse Joy randomly appearing?)

Twilit said:

That was awesome. I would’ve preferred the serious article–but whatever. This was still cool. (but what was up with Nurse Joy randomly appearing?)

I figured that a Nintendo reference was more apropos than any random name I came up with. ;)

Haha! Good, TML. I loved the ending especially. That was very unexpected. Btw, isn’t Nurse Joy from Pokémon?

The Missing Link said:

Well, thankfully I got to play it somewhat serious at the same time while I was playing it funny. A little absurdity plus a little seriousness went into this article, and I at least like the result. :)

Yeah, I did see the seriousness put in there. Even a bit of psychology and reverse psychology. And I absolutely love the way you described the security of the retirement home. Sounds like more of a prison. >.> hmmm I wonder if that is what it really is. Maybe Link finally snapped and got thrown in. I mean look how Nurse Joy was so against doing that paperwork. makes you wonder.
*ponders*

Jario said:

Haha! Good, TML. I loved the ending especially. That was very unexpected. Btw, isn’t Nurse Joy from Pokémon?

Ah. The Pokémon days. Yeah she is. Can’t believe you caught that.

I loved that TML! :D It sounds like my grandpa and his brother grumbling at each other all the time, lol. I thought you would have done a serious article on him, but I’ll take something like this any day!

funny article TML ^_^ . I wasnt expecting it to be a funny metafiction so that part in the beggining took me by surprise :D .so are you going to make a serious article too TML?…you did say you wanted to make a serious one,right ;) ?

Josephina said:

Jario said:

Haha! Good, TML. I loved the ending especially. That was very unexpected. Btw, isn’t Nurse Joy from Pokémon?

Ah. The Pokémon days. Yeah she is. Can’t believe you caught that.

I loved that TML! :D It sounds like my grandpa and his brother grumbling at each other all the time, lol. I thought you would have done a serious article on him, but I’ll take something like this any day!

Who the hey didn’t?

I thought it was lame. But I’ve never really cared about Dark Link, he was just another over-hyped mini-boss pushover.

interesting article :)

Starlight Serenade said:
I mean, I don’t know how to play chess so it was kinda confuzzling to me.

i dont know how to play either :P

Shinigami Ninja said:I thought it was lame. But I’ve never really cared about Dark Link, he was just another over-hyped mini-boss pushover.

bah!

Woah. Half funny, Half Creepy. One thing to note though: it’s not that hard to get out of Retirement homes. I volunteered at one a while ago… all you had to do to leave was press 1-2-3 on the keypad. And there were only four buttons on the keypad.

Shinigami Ninja said:I thought it was lame. But I’ve never really cared about Dark Link, he was just another over-hyped mini-boss pushover.

I dont think peoples opinions on dark link (or any character for that matter) are dependent on how hard of a mini-boss he was/wasnt,who really cares about that anyways? what matters is how much potential he has if you use your imagination.thats the whole reason metafictions exist,this one was just a humor one so it wasnt very serious (though the end was pretty symbolic :) ).

So basically Dark Link chose white because he was resigned to the fact he would enivitably lose (at least at chess)…. honestly, if he had any confidence at all he would have been black himself and gone for the macho-man “I own you” rather than the psychological “I own you through yourself owning you”. Poor psyched out decrepit baddie…….

I’ll admit - I was half expecting and hoping for a more serious article. But I’m leaving far from disappointed actually. I thought it was terrific, with it’s cute sense of humor and yet a distinctive serious tone.

By the way, were you poking fun at Nurse Joy from Pokemon, or was that a mere coincidence (or perhaps there’s some meaning to the name Joy, because she wasn’t all that joyful really)?

Legendary_Blade said:

I’ll admit - I was half expecting and hoping for a more serious article. But I’m leaving far from disappointed actually. I thought it was terrific, with it’s cute sense of humor and yet a distinctive serious tone.

I will make sure to do a serious one later. I just heard many rumblings for metafiction, and I’ve been doing so many “serious” articles of late that I thought I would appease that crowd; I’m more than happy to retreat back to doing a serious discussion about it; I’ll have to add that to my list of “rainy day article ideas.”

By the way, were you poking fun at Nurse Joy from Pokemon, or was that a mere coincidence (or perhaps there’s some meaning to the name Joy, because she wasn’t all that joyful really)?

The cameo was very much intentional. At first, I had “Nurse Medli” written down there, but it just didn’t seem to fit as much as I wanted it, and the loveable Pokénurse just seemed to be perfect for the occasion. :)

The Missing Link said:

By the way, were you poking fun at Nurse Joy from Pokemon, or was that a mere coincidence (or perhaps there’s some meaning to the name Joy, because she wasn’t all that joyful really)?

The cameo was very much intentional. At first, I had “Nurse Medli” written down there, but it just didn’t seem to fit as much as I wanted it, and the loveable Pokénurse just seemed to be perfect for the occasion. :)

Fair enough. However, I insist that the next metafiction you write that has the Hyrule Castle Soldiers in it must now all be replaced by Officer Jenny.

Oh, and another kudos: thanks for not making Dark Link emo!

Legendary_Blade said:

The Missing Link said:

By the way, were you poking fun at Nurse Joy from Pokemon, or was that a mere coincidence (or perhaps there’s some meaning to the name Joy, because she wasn’t all that joyful really)?

The cameo was very much intentional. At first, I had “Nurse Medli” written down there, but it just didn’t seem to fit as much as I wanted it, and the loveable Pokénurse just seemed to be perfect for the occasion. :)

Fair enough. However, I insist that the next metafiction you write that has the Hyrule Castle Soldiers in it must now all be replaced by Officer Jenny.

Oh, and another kudos: thanks for not making Dark Link emo!

Let’s save the poke’mon cameo’s for poke’Blog, I’m trying to forget those dark days of trading my recess away with people who had no clue what they were.

Ninja Lord Kakashi said:

Shinigami Ninja said:I thought it was lame. But I’ve never really cared about Dark Link, he was just another over-hyped mini-boss pushover.

I dont think peoples opinions on dark link (or any character for that matter) are dependent on how hard of a mini-boss he was/wasnt,who really cares about that anyways? what matters is how much potential he has if you use your imagination.thats the whole reason metafictions exist,this one was just a humor one so it wasnt very serious (though the end was pretty symbolic :) ).

So why don’t we see anything about the second mini-boss from OoA? He actually spoke.

Shinigami Ninja said:So why don’t we see anything about the second mini-boss from OoA? He actually spoke.

well this should tell you something….who is that again :P ?

Shinigami Ninja said:

Josephina said:

Jario said:

Haha! Good, TML. I loved the ending especially. That was very unexpected. Btw, isn’t Nurse Joy from Pokémon?

Ah. The Pokémon days. Yeah she is. Can’t believe you caught that.

I loved that TML! :D It sounds like my grandpa and his brother grumbling at each other all the time, lol. I thought you would have done a serious article on him, but I’ll take something like this any day!

Who the hey didn’t?

I thought it was lame. But I’ve never really cared about Dark Link, he was just another over-hyped mini-boss pushover.

Tru’ ‘dat!
Really if you want to do Dark Link, do the one from FSA, he actually seemed like a person. OoT’s DL was just a boring easy silhouette.

Bboy94 said:

Really if you want to do Dark Link, do the one from FSA, he actually seemed like a person. OoT’s DL was just a boring easy silhouette.

but thats shadow link not dark link :? ,and whats wrong if hes just a silhouette anyway? hes links darkness… and he was most certainly not borring. like my brother said “what matters is how much potential he has if you use your imagination”

  • 25. Guru says:

Well, that was not exactly what I had in mind, but whatever, I liked the metafiction anyway.
And TML, if you really want to do a serious article about Dark Link don’t worry about subtleties. In the canonical sense there is simply no information on DL’s personality or character: he has no lines in any Zelda game whatsoever. The whole emo anti-hero thing just exists in the minds of several (obsessed) fans. You have the liberty to be brutal and slaughter DL’s image for all I care.
But I think that fanfictions such als Only Half are really a testimony to how interesting the idea of a shadow image is. DL simply sparked the idea and that makes him more memorable than a Big Octorock.

Sesshorochikuramaru said:

Bboy94 said:

Really if you want to do Dark Link, do the one from FSA, he actually seemed like a person. OoT’s DL was just a boring easy silhouette.

but thats shadow link not dark link :? ,and whats wrong if hes just a silhouette anyway? hes links darkness… and he was most certainly not borring. like my brother said “what matters is how much potential he has if you use your imagination”

Exactly, everyone has equal potential, because its imagination. Even nothing has potential to make something. I mean look at the Warhammer 40,000 universe, there over fifty some articles about that on wikipedia, and it was all taken from other peoples ideas as well as earth’s own history (most notably the Roman empire and the Inquisitions)and expnded on. Everything has equal potential for being a great charachter when imagination is used.

People only think Dark Link is cool because he’s a mirror image of Link. Not a shadow, a mirror image, look at the oom you fight him in, the whole floor is a mirror, no shadows anywhere. And no light source either for that matter, but that’s nothing new in Zelda. Its just the work of the forgotten godess of making-light-appear-in-every-room-unlees-the-darkness-is-part-of-a-puzzle. Her sign is a Phoenix, not a triangle.

Shinigami Ninja said:
Exactly, everyone has equal potential, because its imagination. Even nothing has potential to make something. I mean look at the Warhammer 40,000 universe

only tingle has potential to be really cool too ;)

Shinigami Ninja said:
People only think Dark Link is cool because he’s a mirror image of Link. Not a shadow, a mirror image

i like him, just because i like him. not because hes link, i just like him

Shinigami Ninja said:Exactly, everyone has equal potential, because its imagination. Even nothing has potential to make something.

well you have to admit;an article about dark link is much more interesting than an article about nothing ;) .seriously though,though it may be true that everything has potential,the truth is that some things just have more than others (likewise some things have less than others).also:

Bboy94 said:
Really if you want to do Dark Link, do the one from FSA, he actually seemed like a person. OoT’s DL was just a boring easy silhouette.

he did seem like a person…but to be specific about the whole thing he seemed like a brat :) .besides-as has already been mentioned-the one in FSA is shadow link,not dark link (so hes out of the running……..I hope -_-’ ).

Oh my God, that was the best thing ive read in a long time! I looooved Dark’s speech as to how he was created! That was a nice history. i got what i wanted: a very plausible backstory for Dark Link’s existance. Also, the bit about Link playing as the black pieces–a stroke of sheer brilliance, i think, TML! Nicely done!

Doing a serious article–or even ASSA–would be beneficial, too, i think. Maybe at a later date…?

Guru said:

You have the liberty to be brutal and slaughter DL’s image for all I care.

It’s so very hard to be brutal with DL since I’ve just developed such a great concept for his character over the past few weeks with my roleplaying of him. I’m almost fascinated by the notion of exploring his character and seeing where I end up. Even I’ve been surprised by where I’ve ended up. But I’ll go ahead and share my thoughts one day because I think it’ll make for an intriguing discussion.

Where the devil is Darth Citrus with his usual tact? Anyway, tis Darth Citrus that makes The ASSA’s. But I wonder if TML wwould be willing to adopt the form temporarily…?

Eloze is LONG, I’m curious… has anyone ever tried making a completely merged version with all the chapters together? It’d be interesting to know exactly how many pages are in that thing… :\

Of course, such a thing may go against the Author’s wishes… So I don’t know…

Eloze as of where it currently stands is easily over 800 pages, possibly 900 were it to be your standard fantasy paperback novel.

The Missing Link said:

Eloze as of where it currently stands is easily over 800 pages, possibly 900 were it to be your standard fantasy paperback novel.

Wow it’s easily the longest book Ive ever read. I can’t wait for another update.

And speaking of updates. TML, when are we going to see another installment of Blood Tainted? It’s beeen a LOOONG time coming.

That Dark Link is one twisted, evil *Navi*, lol.

BTW what’s emo?

Robert-UK said:

That Dark Link is one twisted, evil *Navi*, lol.

BTW what’s emo?

Emo is a term used to describe a person who acts like the entire world is against them they listen to what is defined as emo music. Think of a goth, make that really really really depressed. now take away the gothic nature, but keep the look and the horribly depressed attitude. If that doesn’t explain it well.
(and the Goddesses know it doesn’t)
Look it up on Wikipedia it should be there.

hmm,so thats what “emos” means…

Emo is the phoniest thing ever. Some people actually think it’s ‘cool’ to be emo. And will be emo even though they really aren’t psychologically ‘emo’. In other words, emos insult goths and punks everywhere.

Actually emos are the real goths, people use emo, because official “goths” felt insulted to be pictured as punk and depressed.

Bboy94 said:

Actually emos are the real goths, people use emo, because official “goths” felt insulted to be pictured as punk and depressed.

What are you on? Emo’s are not Goth. They are wining little moans who want to think they are goth. I know Goths. And they have the same idea I do about emo’s.

Darkest Link said: I know Goths. And they have the same idea I do about emo’s.

that must be interesting,im serious btw :)

By definition they are the same thing. Only goths say they just think differently, while emos are really mentally disturbed.

Shadow Link and Dark Link are the same. They called him Shadow Link in AoL (I think), yet he was Link’s dark side. In FSA, it was the owl who decided to name him Shadow Link, so he could actually be called Dark Link. Theoretically, he was created by Ganon in OoT, and the same in FSA, so I at least consider them to be the same.

Master Link said:

Shadow Link and Dark Link are the same. They called him Shadow Link in AoL (I think), yet he was Link’s dark side. In FSA, it was the owl who decided to name him Shadow Link, so he could actually be called Dark Link. Theoretically, he was created by Ganon in OoT, and the same in FSA, so I at least consider them to be the same.

to some extent they may be considered the same thing,but ultimatly they are different.just because the owl called him shadow link dosnt mean hes changing his name ;) .also they were created based off of different links:dark link based off of OOT link (or perhaps AOL link),and shadow link based off of FSA link.so like I said they may both be in the category of evil links,but they’re slightly different :P .

Actually, we don’t know how DARK Link (OoT) came to be, but the SHADOW Links (FSA) come from the Dark Mirror that Ganondorf stole. He used the mirror in the game to create the Shadow Links (think Naruto, as in Shadow Clones) and the Link’s had to get the mirror back, since (according to in-game history) there was a dark tribe sealed in said mirror, so the Shadow Links could be the reincarnation of said tribe. It doesn’t mention what tribe it is, but they are related to the desert-dwelling Zuna tribe, since it’s the dark tribe that built the Gerudo Desert Pyramids.

I havnt played four swords in such a long time,im afraid I know very little about the whole thing.I do remember the part about the mirror though….to some extent :? .I always figured that the mirror created opposite clones based off the person who faces it (kinda like the chapter in eloze I just got done with ^_^’ *laughs nervously*).and that the shadow links had the ability to steal narutos signature jutsu multiply themselves thanks to ganon/dorfs power.an interesting game really,maybe I should try to replay it to find out some information.

but anyways,in the metafiction,would dark link look old :) ? I know he acts old but I still dont know how hes suposed to look.

Bboy94 said:

By definition they are the same thing. Only goths say they just think differently, while emos are really mentally disturbed.

They’re only pretending to be ‘disturbed’. For the majority of those that call themselves ‘emo’, they join only for the sake of being overly enthesuastic about bands like My chemical romance.

A truly disturbed mind would in no way act so fake and flamboyant.

It is a pleasure for me to RP with you as Dark. This was a great story! :> Here’s to many more crazy hours of wonderful RP with you, aidachi. :>

Well… both emos and goths are creepy and give me the jeeblies. I don’t even care enough about distinguishing creepiness from creepiness.

the twist at the end just barely caught my eye… very good, tml. i wish you could have done an article that discusses dark link as the character in the game, not some 83-or whatever year old man. it just doesnt fit what i had in mind. good article, though!

wow, i thought somebody would have responded to that… oh well. i have devised a little poem for dark link. this may suck, but here it goes.

The Shadow, the Darkness,
the King of its Dark Reign,
the Foot Soldier, the Lowly Knight,
he decides the moves of thier plight…

He plots, he accuses,
he kills, he abuses,
those he wishes to kill have no chance
for those he kills, are dropped, in abandonce…

His name is never spoken,
for they fear even that,
before he kills you he gives you an evil wink,
the shadow whose name is Dark Link…

Finally! thats over…. tell me what you thought about it! i want to hear your true, honest opinions. ROCK ON, ZELDA BLOGGITES!

pretty good,but the evil wink part kind of seems forced in :) .maybe you could use “think” or “blink” for that part :P ?

Ninja Lord Kakashi said:

pretty good,but the evil wink part kind of seems forced in :) .maybe you could use “think” or “blink” for that part :P ?

thanks! ill think about it. heres the last stanza, revized.

His name is never spoken,
for they fear even that,
before he kills you he thinks, oh ever so slightly thinks,
before he kills you he thinks,
his name is Dark Link…

………ok, i dont think that fit, but thats all i have for now.
if you have any more suggestions, just tell me! thanks! oh, and Nurse Joy was from the pokemon show.

that looks good :) .

Alack, UZM. You have much to learn on the art of writing… I’d post one of my own works but I’d rather not…

A good idea is not to try to rhyme. TO force the rhyme ruins the flow of the words. What you need, my boy, is subtle imagery that proceeds with a delicate flow of words and syllables.

My writing tends to be on the dark and violent side of things… in a way that you really wouldn’t expect either.

eh, im not much of a writer, but i try my best.i have mntioned this before, but i have written several half storys that never got finished… i think 2 of them were made from scratch, and thats it. ill think about the poem a bit for now, but i think i just threw that one out there with nothing backing it up, so ill leave it out there for awhile, and let more people take a look at it (looks at “tee em ell”)

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