Name: The Missing Link Location: Washington, USA Category: Writer, Webmaster, Musician Website: ZeldaBlog and The Grand Adventures Contact: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
TML once ran the very fantastic Grand Adventures (after taking over from John Rogos waaay back) and he was also the mastermind behind the amazing ZeldaBlog too. It took us many years to actually speak, for some shocking reason but I'm glad we did. Not only did I get to help out with ZeldaBlog but I was introduced to TML's brilliant stories. Now that TML no longer runs The Grand Adventures he has a lot more time for writing, which is something to make up for losing one of the community's best and most hardworkinf webmasters. My favourite is probably Unseen Vision, told from Zelda's POV. Don't forget also his extensive project The Book of Mudora, nor his numerous articles on ZeldaBlog.
Blood, Tainted For You Secret of the Shadow Unseen Vision Wistfully Yours, My Love
Book 1: Two Sides of the Same Coin Book 2: Mirror, Mirror
1. So most importantly, how did you get into the Legend of Zelda?
I first got into the Legend of Zelda series back with A Link to the Past, which was my first game. I remember loving that game and Link's Awakening so very much, but it took me until right before Majora's Mask was released to actually join the fan community, and that happened through me joining a Zelda forum... and eventually inheriting a Zelda website from another webmaster, that website being TGA.
2. And what's your favourite game in the series?
Up until a few days ago, it was A Link to the Past. However, an executive decision had to be made, and now it's Twilight Princess.
3. Why did you choose The Legend of Zelda to devote so much of your creative energy to?
For three reasons, really. First, I'm an absolute sucker for the medieval stories and fantasy fiction, and Zelda plays rather nicely into it given its themes of heroism, chivalry, princesses, courage, and epic battles. Second, the series has virtually unlimited untapped potential. No matter what the Zelda series goes or how many writers and artists have explored the land of Hyrule, one can always make something new... one can always push it one step farther. And third, the series is open-ended enough not to force anything upon you, thus allowing you to come up with your own answers for those questions about the game burning in your heart.
4. What are the main influences for your work?
It's really hard to give a proper answer to this because my fiction, at least to the apparent eye, is more hit-and-miss and has no true pattern. However, one of the strongest themes in all my fiction revolves around the Link and Zelda pairing... but otherwise I try to write fiction that truly challenges me as a writer, write difficult fiction to test and enhance my skills as a writer.
5. What is your favourite piece of work you've done, and why?
Given that I don't have very many long pieces, I'd have to say that Secret of the Shadow is my favourite of the small lot since it was a highly experimental work that turned out very successfully. I also have to laud The Book of Mudora for being something that I never thought I'd be able to accomplish, even if it is still only half-complete.
6. Who is your favourite character to write/draw, and why?
It may sound odd to say it, but Zelda. I don't know how to describe it, but I feel as if I share some common emotional bond with our favourite princess, and she always seems so very easy to write whenever I sit down and write up a scene for her.
7. Are there any fan writers/artists that you admire?
I'm not as fond of going through fanfiction as I used to, so there aren't any real writers that call out to me other than lisa_s. Otherwise, I'm very awed by Louisa's and Melora's artwork, and as far as webmasters go... I just wish I had an ounce of Darth Citrus' muse in my entire body.
8. How did you find North Castle?
Juliet begged me to come and exchange ads. I should have known it was a trap. (webmasters note: TML you couldn't resist!!!)
9. Why did you decide to post your work at North Castle?
10. Finally, any plans for the future regarding your work?
I've got a few planned fictions in the works, one of which involves Twilight Princess, but everything else is either under lock and key, not even started, or not even conceived of yet.
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