As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been away from the blog here for the last couple of weeks. Of course, that’s pretty much par for the course as far as any major holiday is concerned, so mine was spent traveling to visit some family for the better part of last week. Yet, my holidays aren’t quite over yet as I will be traveling for another couple days over this coming weekend to visit with more family that I was unable to see last week. Fun times indeed!
I want to give a special thanks to Warren for his hard work in keeping the blog active while I was away. Warren has worked hard to write some very interesting pieces for the site while also working on his own blog, and his writing style is always refreshing to read and he touches on some very good topics. He’s been a great help in 2013 in filling in the gaps while I’ve been away, but beyond that, he’s been great to be affiliated with for the last three or more years now. I’ve always enjoyed having him help on the podcast or help out with other projects, and he is a true friend. So, thanks Warren!
For those of you who play “Guild Wars 2,” you guys are likely aware that the Wintersday celebrations are going on in the game. I’m told they will continue for a good while yet, so if you missed them due to being out of town (understandably), don’t worry: you’ve apparently got plenty of time to enjoy the festivities. Like last year, there are many achievements you can complete that are directly related to Wintersday, and doing so will award you neat little titles and some unique items as well. The Winter Wonderland jumping puzzle returns to challenge those masochistic platformers among you, there are snowball fights to participate in, unique mini-dungeons you can take part in, and plenty of other fun events to enjoy!
Meanwhile, I have an interesting Canon Questions article that I am planning to have ready on either January 1 or 2 of this coming new year, this time focusing on the nature of Lorule, Termina, and other alternate universes in the Zelda franchise, the notions of different version of the Triforce existing in other worlds, and the nature of Demise, the Demon King of the franchise. I will talk about some of the prevailing theories on these topics and why they may or may not be correct as well as postulate my own ideas. Naturally, there will be some spoilers, but nothing that should detract from your enjoyment of these games. They are great games and should be played for the enjoyment of them, regardless of whether you are aware of how they might end and regardless of any plotholes they may contain.
So, stay tuned for that – the first major article here (also being shared with Button Smashers Blog, Random Thoughts, and Nerdy But Flirty) – and have a wonderful New Year’s Eve!