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June 26, 2011 4:05 PM   Subscribe

I Draw Nintendo! A Nintendo fanart blog by Zac Gorman.
posted by chunking express (16 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
I know the glass of water at night one has been making the rounds, but I love the Samus At Home one.
posted by maryr at 4:13 PM on June 26, 2011


Like, every two out of three of these made me smile. I really enjoyed the two maryr linked to, but PK Waffles is totally cute as well.
posted by byanyothername at 4:17 PM on June 26, 2011


I've been watching these pop up on the blogs recently, and they are delightful, especially the Zelda motion ones. "Stay Down" is just great.
posted by griphus at 4:23 PM on June 26, 2011


Even though I haven't played enough Nintendo to really get a lot of these (PK Waffles?) I love how expressive some of them become with just two or three frames of animation.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 4:28 PM on June 26, 2011


These are fun! I especially like this one.

Check out the contrast between Link's incredible self-satisfaction and Zelda's stoicism and patience with being thrown into a dungeon for the eightieth time. It made me laugh, but it's also a concise commentary on the value (some) gamers place on one kind of courage versus the less obvious kind.
posted by the liquid oxygen at 4:50 PM on June 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


(PK Waffles?)

That'd be the Mother/EarthBound series! If you've played Smash Bros. before, that's where Ness is from.
posted by danb at 4:50 PM on June 26, 2011


Video game fan art is something I typically roll my eyes and raise my nose at, because I am a snob.

These pass the snob test.
posted by JHarris at 5:20 PM on June 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


(And I particularly liked "Sora-itis claims another victim," because I loathe Kingdom Hearts.)
posted by JHarris at 5:20 PM on June 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Are these like intentionally bad jokes? Like the Neil Hamburger of webcomics?
posted by keithburgun at 5:55 PM on June 26, 2011


Its good, but its no Brawl In The Family
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 6:05 PM on June 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't know why, but this reminds me of Nintendo Power magazine. In a good way.

Dodongo dislikes smoke. Cute.
posted by Simon Barclay at 7:21 PM on June 26, 2011


Are these like intentionally bad jokes? Like the Neil Hamburger of webcomics?

yes, you've figured it out. congratulations.
posted by p3on at 7:27 PM on June 26, 2011


keithburgun, no, it's more like....

Most of us get into video games when we're young, and the world looks like a very different place to a nine-year-old than someone in his thirties. I think these comics are about viewing video games from that younger perspective, about recapturing the wonder. About more closely identifying with the character than we tend to today, and projecting some of that childlike perspective on the characters and settings.

Wondering what Samus does during her downtime, or pretending to be Link when going to the bathroom for water, or wondering what the hell is it with Zora architects, these things seems exactly the kind of thing I would have thought about when I was ten. When I play a game now, it's more process-oriented. I don't invest in the games I play anymore, I just play them. This might be part of why I don't really play them that much these days.
posted by JHarris at 8:11 PM on June 26, 2011 [4 favorites]


Well put, JHarris. My level of investment in the games I play is something I've been thinking about a lot lately...
posted by danb at 8:58 PM on June 26, 2011


When I play a game now, it's more process-oriented. I don't invest in the games I play anymore, I just play them. This might be part of why I don't really play them that much these days.

I have the opposite problem. The games I play start to leak into my headspace, so I can't play anything too 'lonely' for very long (think Metroid, any horror game, even Arkham Asylum). I have to either play in small doses or stick to dumb or cheerful games.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 12:55 AM on June 27, 2011


Since books came, we have had generations of adults that are nostalgic for places that never existed; Now we have grown-ups that have memories of doing things that never were.
posted by krilli at 2:15 AM on June 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


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