So if normal Link had an Ocarina of Time, what does this girl have? I posit that she’s playing the Violin of Madness, because I have no idea how to mentally process this video. It’s a cute girl! Dressed as Link! Playing various Zelda themes on violin! I should like all that stuff… but then there’s the video, which features said cute girl gadding about in various woodland landscapes with a big cheesy smile on her face, which I should find goofy. But then those various woodland landscapes are gorgeous! And she has a torch sometimes! There’s also a castle or something! And the camera work is excellent! The whole video is actually impeccably well done! But it’s a video of her prancing about! But while she’s playing an amazing version of Legend of Zelda music. Look, I’m going to lie down for a little bit and try to sort this out. Watch at your own risk. (Via Kotaku)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.