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More RL Zelda Things!

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So, you all know how I like having LOZ things in my daily life.  This is now what my dock looks like on my Macbook.  Using LiteIcon, a cute little application that allows you to easily change the system icons on your mac, I’ve personalized my icons for the various things that I do.  Becoming Hylian gets Zelda themed icons, while my other two interests get their own system icons.

So, that’s what I’ve been doing while it’s been hotter than Death Mountain here in Nor Cal.

Everyone, do your best to keep cool!  Times like this I wish I had an Ice Rod, I’d freeze my house!

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2015 in BecomingHylian, Daily Life

 

Playing the Ocarina

Naturally, I’ve recently gotten into playing the Ocarina.  I have two of them now, and I thought I’d write a little review about them!

 

My first ocarina is a ceramic one from TOTMC Ceramic Ocarina

I tend to find this particular ocarina ‘breathy’, which means there’s a lot of air that doesn’t sound like its being used for playing the actual notes, so it sounds like it’s sighing a little as I play it.  It also does not light higher notes, tending to do what I call a ‘fweep’ when I try to hit any notes at C or above.

I do find it to be an extremely easy instrument to play, however.  It’s small for my smaller hands, fairly lightweight. It is ceramic, so there is the feeling that if I’m not gentle with it, it will break.

 

My second ocarina, and the one I prefer playing is a Stl Plastic 12 hole Ocarina.

I absolutely love this particular instrument, and playing it is very, very easy.  The only time I manage to get into the ‘fweep’ is when I’m trying to play any note above high F on the scale.  Which is basically no fingers on the ocarina holes.

 

On both ocarina, I have difficulty playing any notes that require the smaller holes, but I think that’s just because I’m so used to placing my fingers on the regular holes.

 

I’m hoping someday to be able to afford a Songbird Ocarina: Songbird Ocarina However, I think I’ll do this through busking with my current STL ocarina, after I design myself an adorable costume to go with it.

 

In time – Along with everything else!

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2015 in Daily Life

 

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The things we take with us adventuring…

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So, here’s a little array of what I take with me on an average day.

In order of appearance, right to left top to bottom:

  • Shield Backpack
  • iPad/Android Tablet cover my friend, Tricia, made for me
  • iPad Mini
  • Android device
  • Zelda Wii bag
  • Zelda Adventurer’s pouch for the 3DSXL
  • Glasses – Nothing Zelda about those, just make it so I can see better
  • Link between Worlds 3DSXL (With Ravio/Link charm)
  • Kindle – It’s in Hylian
  • Stress notebook – in Hylian
  • Kiore’s Sketchbook
  • Android tablet
  • Work notebook / Blog Notebook
  • Journal – in which I write in Hylian

I was kind of bored while I was in the hotel, so I thought I’d take a nice picture of all of the things that I carry with me on a daily basis.  Yes, it all fits in both the Zelda Wii Bag and the Shield Backpack.

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Daily Life