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King's Quest - Zounds
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Published: June 28, 2010
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Oh, Alexander, you're a lover, not a fighter!

For those unfamiliar with Prince Alexander of Daventry (which is sadly far too many people these days), he's the main character in "King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow", a computer adventure game released back in the '90s. At one point, he goes to pick up a sword, and finds it much too heavy for him - I don't remember if he actually says "Zounds!" at that point, but it's his catch phrase and was begging to be there, lol.

I loved this game so much... no, I STILL love this game so much! Anyone curious about my screenname wonder no more - in KQ3, Gwydion, the main character, is discovered to actually be Alexander. I always loved Alexander, and "Gwydion" was such a cool name, so it stuck. I've gone by Gwydion online since sixth grade.

I was in the mood to draw him (only my second time ever! what's wrong with me??) due to an announced release date for the fan made King's Quest IX, officially known as The Silver Lining due to copyright agreement. They had a long, hard road to finishing the game, including two cease-and-desists, but everything worked out in the end, and on July 10th, the first installment will be released! I'm so excited! ^_^

Check out The Silver Lining: [link]

Alexander (c) Activision; created by Roberta Williams

Drawn with pencil.
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machiavelli33's avatar
machiavelli33|Professional Digital Artist
Do you have...a dangling participle, perhaps?? Hmmmmm??
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GwydionAE|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm fresh out!

^_~
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TheGreatAllie|Hobbyist General Artist
A purple fiddlewhacker?
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GwydionAE|Hobbyist General Artist
No, I don't think so. Sorry!
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LimeGreenBunny|Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha oh man...i couldn't believe it when he couldn't even pick up that sword. They could have at least made it LOOK heavy you know? lol.
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GwydionAE|Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, so true! XD
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I love it! Zounds has got to be the catchiest catchphrase in KQ, and Alex said it so great. LOL

Also, KQIX is amaaaaaaaaazing. Now to find those nymphs...
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GwydionAE|Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, indeed! Alexander's delivery of the line was always perfect, lol.

I know, right! I've been thoroughly enjoying it so far - can't wait for the rest!
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I saw some video's of him on youtube :) Man, with the voice acting and detail that game must have been a legend back in the days :)

When I was a kid, we had the game King's Quest 7 at home, and while it was a bit better looking, I do wish we had 6 instead :)
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GwydionAE|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the comment (and fav!), though I'll have to respectfully disagree about KQ7 being better looking than KQ6. ^_~ Even now, I still find KQ6 to be absolutely stunning!
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