When N64 Becomes Rachtastic

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Many moons ago, I was playing Zelda on my little Game Boy Advance. I was creating my second character, and I decided that he should have a funny name. (Everyone chooses "Link" at least once, and it just gets old after that.) I chose "Pants." Nothing seemed funnier to me than someone running around shouting pretentious dialogue at a man named Pants. Just trust me that it's awesome.

Anyway, that refueled my love affair with using "-pants" as a suffix in nicknames. At some point, I called my friend "Danielpants." I became Rachelskirts, and you know the story from there.

In order to save this past weekend from becoming a major snoozefest (my computer was being reformatted! oh noez!), I whipped out Ye Olde N64 and dusted off "Zelda: Ocarina of Time." Great things ensued.

Hidden Talents

I first started with "Kenny," actually. I die a lot, so it made sense to pay homage to South Park's Kenny in this way. Then, because things weren't awesome enough, a "..ladies" file was born.

Don't Lie...

Scandalous

Now, let me just say that the Great Deku Tree always scares the poop out of me anyway because there are spiders around every single corner. GROSS. But not as gross as this.

Flirting with the Great Deku Tree

Moving Too Quickly

About five minutes into the Great Deku Tree, I handed over the controls to my brother, who is less squeamish around made-up spiders than I am. I am better suited to a game like Mario Kart, which involves zero skill but still offers the chance to laugh maniacally when your opponent loses every single time.

Thief

That's right, Juan Pedro. YOU LOSE, SUCKER!

Toad Rules

Seriously, though. Don't ask me how he came in 6th place.

Elisabeth

Elisabeth

That is the greatest video game name ever. *Bows*

Jamie

Jamie

YES!

P.S. BlogHer a no go? I never heard back from you!

Jace of Fuse!

Jace of Fuse!

I think you would get a real kick out of Animal Crossing. One of the more amusing aspects of the game is the "adlibs" like feature which basically involves a small phrase that each animal says at certain times. After you reach a certain familiarity level with an animal it will ask you to change its phrase.

This can have amusing results.

Imagine your town *(insert animal type here)* running around saying "...ladies."

My pig (Curly) says "Sausage" a whole lot.

golfwidow

golfwidow

I love picking bad names for stuff just on the basis of how the computer looks saying it back to me.

Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child

My favorite was when I named my Ocarina of Time character "Zelda." When you finally meet the real Zelda, she says, "[Character name]... That sounds familiar." You can imagine the hilarity which didst ensue.

Honeybuns

Honeybuns

Zelda: Ocarina of Time is an amazing game. I played it again over the summer. I beat the game in less than a day. So much for finding something to pass the time away.