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They Came... by glitcher They Came... by glitcher
This is my entry for the Operation Moonfall art contest to promote The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Not only is that my favourite game in the Zelda series, but it's my favourite game, period. I can think of no better way to express my love for Majora's Mask by painting one of my favourite scenes in the game: protecting Romani Ranch from an alien attack. Saving princesses be damned! Nothing says 'hero' like rescuing cute ranch girls from ghouls and marauders. Having said that, I always found it strange that Romani (NOT Malon!) cowers in the barn after practising all day shooting balloons with her bow. What was the point of that? After reading the spin-off Franco-Belgian comic "Louve", which features a gifted young Viking girl training to be an archer, I think having Romani team-up here would have been more memorable than just letting 'Grasshopper' do all the work. Oh, and notice how Epona is absent. Seriously, does anyone go riding around trying to shoot Them on horseback? I just camp in front of the barn with my trusty Hero's Bow.... until that one bugger sneaks around behind the house and scuppers my whole plan. :disbelief:


EDIT: This image won the grand prize of the Operation Moonfall contest! Everybody in the house say "Way-oh!" :winner:
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Bombchu-Link Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, YOU made this?!? I remember seeing it in the contest forever ago!  

This is amazing.
glitcher Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Two years is forever to you? :XD: But thanks, I'm really pleased with the reception this pic has got. I hope I can spare the time paint a follow-up piece I have planned....
Bombchu-Link Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it's just over a tenth of my life so yeah. =P (Razz) 

A follow up eh? that sounds awesome.
BloodiedPink Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
beautiful *0*
LadyRoseofFlames Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I circle the barn constantly when I do this bit. The dog actually helped a surprising amount, warning me when a beastie got too close, and showing me where it was.
DragonEye0905 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is beautiful. o.o Congratulations of winning! :D You really deserve it. :)

And yeah, I think that Romani running into the barn was a pretty cheap move. She talks big about protecting her cows, but then she just runs inside and lets you do all of the work. So this is great perspective!
But...I did always use Epona. It was easy to just circle the house on her and not worry about the far-off aliens. I never thought about getting off, because I was addicted to riding her around everywhere.
Enough ranting! It's still good!:happybounce: 
glitcher Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank ye's! I always thought Epona kinda became obsolete in lieu of the Goron roll. It was much faster and more enjoyable than Epona, and remains my favourite method of travel in a Zelda game to date.
little-bow-peep Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   General Artist
Ghosty95 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Good God this is epic! Thank you for making this! :D
hogbeareagle Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
phenomenal,  absolutely phenomenal. You captured the essence of this quest, and mm in general, perfectly. great job!

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