Video games are making me feel like a kid again...


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The HD remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was released on July 16, 2021. Since I've become a major fan of the "Zelda" franchise in the last year, I feel like a kid again.



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My pre-order of "Skyward Sword" was delivered through mail on July 18, and I've been holding off on playing it. Well, there's a reason for that. It's not just because I'm working, but I've been waiting for my twenty-fifth birthday (July 27) to actually play this game.



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Like I said, this makes me feel like a kid again. Since I started writing professionally in 2020, there have been many "romantic" (with a capital "R") thoughts, especially when looking at my childhood. Well, that's a major aspect of being a writer.


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More specifically, much of our work has been inspired by our own experiences. Fortunately, I've had an event-filled life so far. I knew having a keen eye for details would be useful, considering I've wanted to be a writer since I was a kid.



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Although I'm working on my birthday, I'm going out for supper that evening. I'm not working tomorrow, so that's when I'll be playing "Skyward Sword" for the first time. As a writer, much of our work is shaped by experience. In fact, this article highlights my experience with gaming and wanting to be a writer. So, why am I repeating myself?


Well, I've started working on my next poetry collection. Although my first two collections have focused on the horror and SciFi genres, my ultimate goal is to discuss love and experience. Together, as readers, let's live the writer's emotions.


I would like to send a shoutout to writing pal, CD McKenna. Not only has she approved the artwork for my upcoming poetry collection, she's been creating some interesting worlds herself.


©Brandon Skanes


"A twisted prophecy.


A Demon King with blood on his hands and a dark secret.


A woman destined to belong to the dead but with a wicked sacrifice.


The first Dragon Rider in nearly eight centuries.. and everyone wants him.


War is on the horizon.


A new Empire rises."



©CD McKenna