Lol LoZH. I will be stubborn and proud to the end, but I will always be painfully friendly and overly emotionally detached from the discussion. It's my greatest strength and weakness, and it has worked for me so far, and when I'm wrong you'll always hear me say it first.
Damn you quick_silver20!
Friendliness: There is no room for it in theorizing. It's a risky factor that only opens an infraction for which things can become political - and easly seduce those whom are not strong enough to know the differences of "popular opinion" vs. "what's ethicaly so". Survival of the fittest will always ravagely govern Zelda theorizing behind peoples' surfaces, and I can't blame your stances. Theorizing and debating in any subject (not Zelda specifically) is a science, and business second - and I will remain in keeping it that way for me; aside from the casual sarcastic jesters and brief approvals of one's work. (Note: I could give a damn if anyone has a problem with me on this because I'll remain a hardass about it; because it's the truth.) I can't stand being wrong when I try so very hard to be excellent. I expect no sympathy, kindness, nor constructive criticiscm from anyone when I fail to complete my homework. It's an embarassment considering how long I've been at this stuff... I've unwillingly praised calculative cold ethics, like those AG exhibits, and learned to live with it over and over in order to achieve that heartless brutal nature again; and not allow failure. Theorizing will always be an endless battlefield I hate and love; because it is primal human nature to obssess for truth [you should see me in my history and debate courses]. My passion, will always be my greatest weakness.
Stubborness and pride will always be the bane of many a good and sain scholars. It's easy for you to feel so confident because you were a victor last. Wait until you lose your battle. Then you will see, and you shall think differently (hopefully not as wild as me). I hope your fell day comes, so that you may keep your oaths to good ethics.
Innovation is the only way I can sometimes personally detach myself from this hobby. Skepticism is cynical to me. Therefore, we may be rivals yet again.
Originally Posted by quick_silver20
If I hear that LA has uncovered some new zelda lore that persists in the original Japanese in every game from AlttP that proves that the sacred realm is something that NoA completely made up and has further persisted with these lies in every game since AlttP, I will be as shocked and excited as you.
[Takes a huge gulp from flask]
Originally Posted by quick_silver20
At the moment, however, I will keep my wits about me and be quite a bit more than skeptical. Further, I will say that it will never happen, fully prepared to eat my words should the time ever come.
... If I didn't already know your secret, I'd envy you. Your type painfully frustrates me, just like AG. But I do my best to understand and not take it personal. (Just wanted to put that out there on record)
I have nothing left to say. I'll take my short leave until I get my mind back together on all of this.
You can have a timeline, or you can have canon, but not both . If one strictly follows the strictest form of canon, the timeline is ultimately destroyed. On the other hand, if one strives to create the most coherent timeline, the canon must be broken by corollary. It is the unfortunate world in which Nintendo has placed us, and now it is up to decide which road we shall follow: the road of truth where nothing can be created, or the road of imagination where nothing can be destroyed.