…take one of these!

I found this sort of amusing. In case you aren’t familiar, this meme originates from the first ever Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda. As Link leaves the old man’s house, he informs Link that the outside world is dangerous, and to take a sword.

Some silly fan took it upon themselves to turn it into a telephone pole-style bulletin. How would you react if you found one of these in your neighborhood? Would you take one? Or brave it alone?

Source: Kotaku
  • Jeff
  • I have one on my door in my dorm. One of my friends printed a bunch out for us.

  • HyruleWeirdo

    This is news?

    • A major Zelda title came out a few months ago, it's not as if there's a huge flood of urgent Zelda info being released by Nintendo right now. Let's just be glad that there are creative Zelda fans out there right now, like the one(s) who came up with this idea, who are giving us things on which to report. (:

      Plus, come on, this is a pretty awesome idea… I think I'll put one on my door and see if anybody takes some… ^_^

  • …Can you really call it a meme? I suppose it literally is one, though the connotation of "meme" has been poisoned in my head… Thanks, internet.

  • Spiritdark7

    We have one of those signs at my university, one of my lecturer's put it up outside their office. Going to need one to brave facing my lecturer!

  • kaepora21

    I'd definitely not take one, only because if I do and think a paper sword will help, it's definitely a sign I stand no chance in the outside world.

    What am I going to do, paper cut a moblin to death?

    • Keimori

      I hear if you keep your hearts full it'll shoot lazer beams.

      • kaepora21

        Well played sir, well played.

        In that case, I'll take the remaining 3.

    • jjb56

      With magic swords… you never can tell.

  • Sage of Hyrule

    Haha they had these at Comic-Con last year; I thought it was genius. I kept it in my badge holder all weekend XD

  • Anon

    The joke isn't funny anymore.

  • Casual Vader

    My only problem with this news story is that you said "As Link leaves the old man’s house..". The old man says that as you enter his cave dwelling. Then teleports away.