So it’s been eight years. Eight long years since this all began. And most of you reading now don’t even know where it came from.
There are always whispers of the crazy man behind the scenes who keeps the servers afloat and does the code work to keep things running around here. Everybody knows Nathan, my partner in this monstrosity, but I just generally hang towards the back, keeping a watchful eye on things, making sure the servers work, and setting up the platform that our writers use. I see all of you, even though I hide in the shadows.
It’s surreal looking back on this site, for me. None of you have any idea, you just get your Zelda news here, which is, of course, the point. Mission accomplished! Go team! We have become a social virus spreading the love of Zelda across the internet and I love it. I never expected any of this to happen back then.
I grew up in a fairly isolated area, middle-of-nowhere northwest Connecticut surrounded by a bunch of abandoned mills, closed factories, and farms that were being foreclosed on to be turned into golf courses. I was a fairly obnoxious teenager, got into quite a bit of trouble, and had to deal with a fair deal of bullshit at school. Did I know how to interact with people like a normal human being? Nope. Weird and introverted as hell. I was a piece of shit to a lot of people in an attempt to “fit in” with people who in turn were a piece of shit to me. My memories of high school are fairly unpleasant, to say the least. So what did I do in my spare time? Escape to the internet, of course. Much like a lot of you young’ins probably do now. Damn right I know my target audience. I WAS THERE TOO.
Keep reading past the jump, I've got some words for y'all.