I'm really feeling it!
I'm really feeling it!
Illustration for article titled TAY: Open Forum -- Captain Rer on Duty

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DS needed some extra coverage for the Open Forum today, so Captaaaaaaaaaaain Rer on duty! Time is limited so I’m just gonna go for it, sorry if this is a repeat. When you guys were kids did you ever imagine yourselves as a super hero? What about a game character? My parents once took me to a cool old-school toy shop where I picked up a bow and arrow set, and a blue ocarina. Yep, I was Link. My little brother was also Link, just Young Link. So I got the cool power gauntlets and Hylian shield we made out of cardboard, whereas he got stuck with the Kokori shield. I was at least nice enough to make a Majora’s Mask exception so he could play with his bow and arrow too. We had fake swords from Medieval Times that we swung around a lot, but eventually one of us would hit the other’s hand and then our mom would notice and...

Aaaaaaaaaanyway, For Today’s Suggested Topic(s):

  • Think back to when you were a kid, or maybe you still do this now, what heroes, characters, and icons did you personify and try to emulate or imagine yourself as?
  • You’re designing a character for the next generation. The 90s had ripped jeans and t-shirts, millennials had iPhones, in the words of Thrallmar Farseer “what does the future hold” for the next group of snot-nosed big-eyed special-snowflakes?

As always, feel free to Talk Amongst Yourselves if ain’t nobody got time for Talking About Their Heroes. Maybe you don’t have any heroes... you aligned yourselves with the dark powers of The Shadows didn’t you? Oh well, we can still be accepting. It is the Open Forum, after all. Don’t forget that the IRC Channel is always around for you to carry out discussions as well. If you wanted to give an admin, author, and/or friend a shout: You can find them on theDirecTAYry.

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