First of all, we need to get something out of the way: Is it pronounced “giff” or “jiff? Well, while you argue about it with your nearest colleague, have a look at this simple yet amazing animated tribute to A Link to the Past, created by director, illustrator and animator Greg Gunn, as part of the Back to Bits collection. Back to Bits is a tribute to the 16-bit era of video games, which, let’s all be honest, was one of the best — if not the best — generations in gaming.
There’s really nothing like a nice animated GIF that can cheer you up with a giggle any time you see it. I really love the simplicity and humor in this animation; sometimes you just need to relax and look at a funny picture without going so in-depth about it.
What cracks me up the most is Link’s face. Not only because it is so small and misplaced, but the expression is so simple and says much more than it seems. It looks like a nice, easy smile, as Link smiles without a care after finding his trusty Master Sword; and at the same time, it expresses a bit of annoyance, as if he was thinking, “Man, these Cuccos just won’t stop coming”. It’s awesome how something as seemingly small can tell so much.
So, did you think about that pronunciation? Well, however you say it, a funny animated GIF will always make my day.