The Ingenious Gentleman himself, bested by a windmill (?); image by Gustave Doré, from 1863 - image in the public domain.
We all face foes of different sorts. It's almost (almost) trite to say. For some, these are giants; for others, windmills; in the case of Don Quixote, we're ultimately left wondering. For me, lately, my giant/windmill is the Extraneous. I know what I value in life (such an outcome the culmination of 28 years of living), yet even in a relatively unrestrained summer, I still find myself engaged in activities that are rather contrary to my perceived purposes. I am reading far too much, and writing far too little; one's action is subsumed by the witnessed and recorded actions of others. There seems to be something there worth discussing.
Yet! One giant/windmill has been successfully (I suppose that's debatable) encountered: there is a new article up on Hateno Village and the Ancient Tech Labs of Necluda and Akkala, though the focus is certainly on the quaint village itself. I spent a few hours upon the beaches of Lurelin Village yesterday, and that will be soon to follow. Charming places all.
The universe of The Legend of Zelda is replete with multifarious architectural oddities, beautiful and resonating structures, and ineffably-mysterious temples hidden in the remote corners of the world. It is my hope to explore said places, shedding light upon some of their salient features, and fulfilling the goals laid out by the introduction, the main goal of which is to help people understand and appreciate the unspoken, yet deeply-felt, allure of these locations and structures.