On one of those days, we played Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for 11 straight hours and absolutely never got bored of it. It was amazing. <3 Like a summer day in middle school.
Which is all to say I love Zelda very much and wish it could be a regular presence in my life, even though it absolutely can't for all manner of reasons, probably the greatest of which being I don't live anywhere near my sister and we grew up playing this single-player game with two players and it doesn't feel complete to play it any other way.
BUT, owing to this renaissance of Zelda love, I came across this post, and it is absolutely 100% the model for how I enjoy approaching fannishness for any canon:
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ALWAYS CHOOSE THE MOST INTERESTING PATH. THE ONE THAT EXCITES YOU. THE ONE THAT BUILDS, OPENS, ENGAGES.
Which is, frankly, the entire spiritual core of Zelda. <3
What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it or accept that there is more to the world than you think. Perhaps it is really a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things.
- Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of The Legend of Zelda (among many other hats)