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References in Zelda Ocarina of Time

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This is a massive project, I worked on for the last years.
I tried to gather as many sources as possible and show how they are referenced in Ocarina of time.
Have fun with reading.

Edit (19.05.2019)
Credits to StrandedGeek (www.deviantart.com/strandedgee…) for proofreading. A ton of spelling mistakes have been caught and corrected.

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TaranAlveinHobbyist Traditional Artist
That was a very interesting read!  Thanks for compiling all of the references like this!
Kenseiden's avatar
amazing post
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DoomRangerEXHobbyist Digital Artist
I love the amount of time & effort you've placed in your research regarding the references in this game; this information is indeed quite intriguing indeed and tells a lot on how well some devs are at creating original work based on research they have on real-life things. I really love deep creativity like that.
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MBericaHobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work in here, man.
StrandedGeek's avatar
Thanks for the shout out. Glad to help! ^.^
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ThorinWolfsonHobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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CyangmouProfessional Digital Artist
thanks.
StrandedGeek's avatar
Really good work but quite a few spelling errors I noticed. Which is okay, spelling and grammar is a nightmare for me. I double check & triple check, I think everything's fine & good. I post it up no trouble right? I then go back and read it yet again....and I STILL find mistakes. So many that it's embarrassing. XD
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CyangmouProfessional Digital Artist
yeah please, post them, or if you don't want to post them publicly, send me a private and it will be fixed asap.

StrandedGeek's avatar
I'll send you a note so not to make a wall in the comments. I might take me a bit (I'm currently expecting my little niece & nephews to show up today and they're a handful ^.^; )
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CyangmouProfessional Digital Artist
sure, take your time.
Very much appreciated, that you'll take the time to look over my mistakes =)

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soulSmith1Student General Artist
I love their inspiration takes.
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CyangmouProfessional Digital Artist
Same.
It's great, and very wide spread and I am sure I also missed out on a whole lot.
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soulSmith1Student General Artist
Still a good list
cyrad's avatar
Miyamoto immersed himself heavily in Western cultures, which is what gives his games that unique quirkiness. Even many of the weird and quirky elements of Mario come from a juxtaposition of Japanese folklore and European works like Alice in Wonderland. Not surprising to find so many references in a big game like Ocarina of Time when you dig deep enough!
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CyangmouProfessional Digital Artist
Yeah this game is a wonderful example of how something can be turned in a work of fantasy.
I think for artists and designers it's very important to know many different sources in order to create something much stronger.
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