March 13th, 2002

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It took me about five hours of practically non-stop play, but I finally defeated Majora's Mask. I've actually owned the game for over a year now, but that's a minor point we'll overlook (especially since few people seem to sympathize with my early fear of leaving Clock Town, or my habit of fulfilling every deed - at least three times, lol).

Randomness - there's a set of Iron Knuckle armor behind the counter of the Curiosity Shop, and Kafei has a picture of Anju on his desk.

I'm going to talk about the ending now. If you don't want to be spoiled, please read no further. ^_^ If you've already played it, don't care, or have no intention of ever doing so, feel free to continue! I might be of amusement.

This paragraph has nothing to do with the end, but actually concerns Gyorg, the boss of the Great Bay Temple. I can't recall why I decided to go back and fight him again, but somehow, during the course of the fight, I accomplished something extremely odd. I'm not sure how I did it - but in one moment, our positions were reversed. I was treading water, and there it was - a giant, armored fish, zooming around the platform in circles.

I burst into laughter and took a few pictures, I pray that one or two turn out as proof of this occasion. I have never, ever heard of that happening to anyone before. ^_^; And now, onto the talk of the end.

From the north ... from the south ... from the west ... from the east. The figures came from all four points of Termina, and I feared that they would fall as they held the Majora-infested moon back from its suicide mission.

I have decided that after Anju, I am most similar to Tatl. I could imagine the exact look on her face as she exclaimed that Link had to be kidding her. He was going to go up there, wasn't he? But she would not go with him. That was so in character for the both of them (and Tatl's actions like mine would have been), it was brilliant. She went with him because her brother said he'd go, but in truth I never saw hide nor hair of Tael's distinctive dark color on the moon when I was up there.

The children (why do I get this feeling that they all look like the Mask Salesman underneath those boss masks ...?) were interesting, to say the least. Your friends ... happiness ... the right thing ... what is your true face, under that mask? Is that your true face?

Oddly enough, for as much trouble as Gyorg gave me before I actually battled him, I liked the child who wore Gyorg's mask the best.

"The right thing ... What is it?

I wonder ...
If you do the right thing ...
Does it really make ...
everybody ... happy?"

After finding the four masked children (interesting how you do not "defeat" them in battle, but play with them), I talked with the Majora's child. He gave me the Oni Link mask (HECK YES!!), and thought that we should play a different game - instead of hide and seek, it would be good guys and bad guys. Link would be the bad guy, and as a bad guy, you "just run."

While I have DAMN GANON DAYS, I don't think I'll be having any DAMN MAJORA DAYS anytime soon. Technically, Ganon was harder, and scarier. Majora's Mask freaked me out indeed, but Ganon was truly the more worthy opponent. I suppose that comes when you're actually constantly going about doing the world's evil yourself, rather than acting as a mind-controlling parasite ...

Sakaki Thought, During Battle -

"Oh, CRAP! It grew legs!!
... and arms!!!
... AND AN EYE!!!!
...
... oh crap, it's moonwalking!"

I defeated it without too much trouble, though the last incarnation of Majora was the most troublesome (as well as the most frightening). Its odd shape loomed dark against the bright walls as it whipped its thread-like arms at you, a deformation rather than transformation.

But I perservered, and I kicked ass!

"Dawn of
A NEW DAY"

I had to laugh at some points during the end cinema, especiallly as I saw the head carpenter outside of Clock Town to the East. So he had fled in the end, had he? Were the feet of the leggy giants too much for him?

The Romani and Cremia spot was cute as hell. Also, (interestingly enough) I had more of a reaction to Anju's wedding scene than most weddings I have attended or seen in real life. Although I know this was done on purpose, I damned and cursed at the strategically placed Tingle, who prevented me from catching a glimpse of the full-grown Kafei. They never showed him. ::weeps:: Anju was indeed lovely, though I didn't think her dress was that pinkish when I got a chance to look at it on the evening of the Third Day ...

Well, I have another busy day tomorrow, and I should probably retire sometime soon. ^_^ Good-night, folks! ::laughs gleefully::
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::talking to a server which cannot hear her::

Meh, I'm getting miffed. I almost want to get a paid account here so that the thing works a bit more often, particularly when I'm at home and this is the most entertaining thing on the Internet. @_o; Hello? ::pokes:: Have you ever heard of going anywhere? I mean, let's think about it this way ... what's the point of all these journals and my own if I can't read what the heck's been said? Don't tell me you can't find the server, I mean, you just logged me in for cripes sake. You just loaded a friend's journal (after three tries)! Why is their friends list such a problem for you? GAH!

::weeps and gives up::

Even though it's not a Thursday and even though it's Spring Break, tonight was Eighties Anime Night! I watched the end of Akira (surprising how much more sense it made without the first two-thirds of it), Castle of Caglio ...

::mutters:: It did it again. I said LOAD, dagnabit! ::curses::

...stro, and I rewatched a bit of the original VHD, fastfowarding through the Doris part and just enjoying the nice "let's-look-at-D-from-every-angle-as-he-rides-on-his-mean-two-legged-horse". ^_^

I thoroughly enjoyed most of the cast of Castle of Cagliostro, and for the most part, liked the movie itself. I can definitely see where the artist of Air Raid gets a lot of her inspira ...

LOAD! LOAD!

... tion. I feel like a soccer mom or something, "complaining" about how her kid isn't getting enough time on the field. Ah, crap. Hopefully this entry will show up. If not, I guess tough luck, 'cause at this rate I'll never know. @_o;

The bloodwork came back today, and everything in that regard is a-ok. I got my hand and wrist X-rayed today, and the results of that should be in by Friday (if a call from the doctor is not received by noon, please inquire at the office).

In other technical news, my research paper is officially screwed. I don't know what I want to do ... I really don't know. I was going to go with this one professor's suggestion, but I worry that the teacher I'm writing this for will accuse me of writing a glorified book report, since I la ...

::weeps:: I hate you.

... ck a "relationship" to research. I have to have two research responses by Tuesday ... I'm sure I can fish something up, but this is really worrying me. I have to know what I'm going to do pretty damn soon, since I need to write an abstract on the whole shebang and fill out several forms by the 25th. -_- I apparently get to do a presentation on it in front of many people! Aren't I one damn lucky scholar?

I spent an hour or so at the county library today, wasting my time and driving myself nuts. (Why the heck do they NOT have CHAIRS at the computers??) Everything that I accomplished (which was little, despite the amount of time it took) could have been accomplished either at school or at home. Everything which I would have liked to obtain a copy of does not exist within the system, and lies elsewhere within this country - a bit beyond my grasp. I don't want it that damn bad.

::sigh:: Anyway ... they supposedly let us know next week whether we got into the JMS Program or not (the next step up for Freshman Honors Scholars) ... I find myself hoping that I didn't make it, even though I applied of my own volition. I don't want to do this again for a two-year stretch.

I've been feeling nauseous all day ... it isn't a matter of becoming tense with stress. I'm like that 24/7. I can live with that ...
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