January 5th, 2006
Hope everyone's having a great new year. 2005 was very interesting, both in the Zelda world and in the grand scheme of things. Here's hoping 2006 will top it!
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Anthony writes: Great site. I found your music section very informative, even though most of it is missing. When are you going to have a feature like that on Zelda 5? That one had the best soundtrack.
Ice replies: Glad you liked it. We're tackling the music analysis section game by game, but that doesn't mean that we'll go in order. Since you requested it, Zelda 5 is a very likely pick for the next music analysis.
Shkah_05 writes: Um, you left out like half of my letter in your letters page today [January 1st].
Ice replies: I'm not sure you read my reply; I even said on the page that I shortened it. I did this because the second half of your letter contained material that I did not want posted on the site at this time, concerning Twilight Princess. This is currently a spoiler-free site, and it will remain that way until we decide otherwise. I'm glad you brought that up though.
I usually do cut letters in some fashion. Usually I'll take out the greeting, or the ending, or an intro/conclusion sentence. Rarely do I take out an entire paragraph, but things that qualify as personal correspondence will not be posted. Also, if a point that was brought up in one letter is covered in another letter, I'll probably take that part out too. I won't under any circumstance alter the meaning of your letter, but I may do some trimming. I cut your letter again, because the rest of it qualified as personal correspondence.
Chick2002 writes: Some people say that Zelda will be a playable character in Twilight Princess. And the game is going to have functions for the Nintendo Revolution!
Ice replies: Just in case Shkah_05 was wondering, yes, I cut some of this letter too.
It's entirely possible that Zelda will be a playable character in Twilight Princess. That's an idea that's been tossed around since the CD-i era, where it actually came to pass (in an interesting and graphically pleasing way). The name, "Twilight Princess", almost implies that a princess of some sort will play a big role. Whether or not you will control her, it remains to be seen. As far as I know, there has been no confirmation on the subject.
And I've heard about the Revolution support; it's exciting news. We'll just have to wait and see how this all pans out. Thanks for your letter.
HylianSage writes: I'm a fan from long, long ago. I wrote a letter back in 1999 that was published on your site. The letters section was more fun then, when there were tons of people answering. I loved reading the interactions between the staff.
Bring some of them back! JMK, Navie, Maniac clown, or Nebula. I don't care which ones, I just want some conflict :#
PS - Nebula is hot!
Ice replies: I'm considering people for letters positions, though I highly doubt JMK, Navie, ManiacalClown, or Nebula will be back anytime soon. Keep your eyes peeled though.
And it's great to get letters from long-time fans. Welcome back!