Sunday, June 03, 2012

Additional proof that I have awesome readers

A few months ago, I mentioned (OK, whined) in this post that I was sad that the copy of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time that I pulled from my childhood closet while home for Christmas was "sans boîte," as the French might say. (Sans boîte = without box, basically.)

Enter The Gay Gamer reader "sharc," who wrote in the comments section of that post: "Pretty sure I have a box for Ocarnia of Time sitting around somewhere. Gotta double check first, but you'd be welcome to take it. Encouraged, even."

After sharc and I exchanged e-mails on the subject, I promptly and rather surprisingly forgot about it. Until a few days ago, that is, when the box in the photo below arrived on my doorstep.



Please note the superb condition of said box. The reason it's in such great condition is that sharc packaged and shipped it with so much care that my usually cold and cynical heart (OK, that's somewhat, but not entirely, overstating things) nearly melted.

As you can see, the box and cartridge are getting along famously--despite the fact that they met just minutes before the photo above was snapped. Anyway, thank you, sharc, for making this, er, peculiar love affair possible!

10 comments:

Viewtiful_Justin said...

AWESOME! My gosh, sir...you're hitting the good will jackpot recently!

Adam said...

I actually got my copy when I bought my mom's coworker's N64. I never even got to look at the box though I did get the strategy guide he bought for the game.

I actually didn't like the first NES game as a child, and Ocarina of Time was my first Zelda after that. I had a pile of about ten games, so when I saw a Zelda game in there, it stayed unplayed until later on. Once it went in though, it rarely came out until the game was over. After Ocarina I went back and got as much Zelda as I could get. I do like the original now, though Zelda 2 not so much

Bryan Ochalla said...

Justin: I am, aren't I? It really is awesome that I've been able to meet so many great people (including you, of course!) through this little blog :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Adam: What a great story! I'm kind of amazed to hear that you didn't initially like the first Zelda game. What the reason, if you can remember? Anyway, you like it now, though, so that's all that matters.

It's nice to know that you've always loved Ocarina of Time. So have I! What an amazing experience :) I haven't played it in some time, so I may have to do so soon now that I have a N64 again :)

Alois Wittwer said...

But... but... it's not gold :O

Bryan Ochalla said...

What, do you mean the cart? If so: Nope, it's not :(

sharc said...

glad to see it arrived safely! nintendo boxes may as well be made of glass once they enter the mail, so overprotection is the best policy.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, sharc! Oh, I agree with you about old Nintendo game boxes being more than a bit delicate. As such, thank you so much for packing this one with care. I really appreciate it!

CTJ said...

Hello

I've just discovered your blog and this post is funny beacause in France we say "loose" for a game without box and manual. Of course we can also say "sans boîte" but we don't ...

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, CTJ! I was half-kidding with the "sans boite" comment, actually. Thanks for letting me know that most French gamers actually use the word "loose," though. How interesting!