Whew, okay second blog post.
I actually just wrote up a big entry, then closed the Firefox window because I forgot I had this post in a tab. :( I'm going to try to recreate this the best I can..
Well I've finally set up my banner, and the side of my page the way I like it. I've got my little FFVI troupe over there cheering me on (hey guys!). I just wanted to say thanks for all the positive comments, it's great to be posting in the Cblog community!
Like I said yesterday I'm wanting to lean this blog over to the PC side of things, but often, like today, I'll do whatever I want. I have been playing a lot of PC recently though. Mostly Team Fortress 2 (it's hard to say no when you check your steam friends list and all your friends / roommates are playing), the newly released Spore (i'd like to write on this in a later post) which I'm really enjoying, and the not so new Mass Effect. Mass Effect is a nice addition to the PC library (I missed it on consoles, no 360), and works really well with the keyboard/mouse combo (pc gamer). I'll get to these things in due time though.. today, I'm feeling more of a Retro-Rant.
Today, I want everyone to think back to April, 1992. Legend of Zelda : A link to the past was released for the SNES. One of my favorite games for the console, and for all time. I could write a whole post about it's greatness very easily, but most of you know this already plus, it's been done before. Something that I don't think has been covered is what I'd like to talk about today, a very important matter.
Why the fuck is Link's hair purple?
Okay done looking? Good. Can anyone explain this? Sure, maybe 'purple' isnt quite the right word, maybe PINK would be more fitting, or MAGENTA, or PLUM. I'm not a color expert, but the point is that it's not BLOND, or even BROWN. Link has had many forms since the dawn of the NES, but one thing has stayed consistent, beautiful sandy blond hair that varies from brown to blond. I'm not sure where PURPLE fits into there. Lets take a look at this very scientific
From the collected data shown, it's clear to see (as long as the game is in color), that link starts off with brown hair, moves on to more brown hair, takes a freaky trip to purple land, then back to blond, lastly falling into a nice mixture of blond / brown in Twilight Princess. Now before everyone starts yelling in the comments, yes I am aware that each link is theoretically a different "person" in different "time lines" in the saga of Hyrule. Well I don't care about that! The character design is what we all look for, and obviously this purple hair didn't make the game any worse by any means, but obviously the design has always held the same feeling. I just want an explanation, the SNES didn't have a minimal color pallet, the game is full of rich vibrant colors that look FINE. Was there some kind of hardware limitation? Too many browns elsewhere? No room for brown, so they just throw in PURPLE?
Okay, I've calmed down. Anyways, does anyone have anything to add to this? Does anyone have a comment that might shed some light to my question? Does anyone really know? I guess all in all it doesn't really matter, I don't really care that much. I am curious though. read