EXISTENTIALISM

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Posted by Shawn Handyside on April 10, 2008 · 4:21 AM 
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Motivational, NES, Nintendo, Retro, Spiritual Enlightenment, The Legend of Zelda

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20 Responses to “EXISTENTIALISM”

  1. Yamez on April 10th, 2008 4:49 am

    I’m sorry, but am I the only one who doesn’t get the reference? I don’t remember this in a Zelda game…

  2. Draco Advigilat on April 10th, 2008 5:18 am

    In the second Zelda game for the NES (The Adventure of Link), this NPC can be found… somewhere. I can’t remember his location, since I never liked that particular Zelda game, but I know he’s in there, and that’s what he says.

    His name really is Error, and at some point in the game you’re asked to speak to him. I’m not sure if it’s critical to completing the game or just some side quest or w/e.

  3. Dan on April 10th, 2008 6:21 am

    I like jokes about existential philosophy as much as the next guy, probably more so because the next guy might not even exist. I think this was pretty awesome by itself, and hearing that it’s not even an edited pic takes it over the top.

  4. Guadion on April 10th, 2008 6:40 am

    Seems right from the start Nintendo was trying their best to ruin their own licenses. Did ANYONE play Zelda II? I mean, I know I did, but… Anyways, yes, there is an NPC named Error, and he’s not hard to find or anything. You come across him during the regular course of the game, fairly early I think. Of course, again, one would have actually had to play Zelda II…

  5. Boreas on April 10th, 2008 7:04 am

    Maybe it’s a subliminal birth-control message?

  6. Selv on April 10th, 2008 7:53 am

    Oh yeah, that one’s a classic. I, too, played Zelda II when I was younger cause I found it easier to play than Zelda I. And yeah, I remember that Error guy. English isn’t my first language so my parents were sometimes translating stuff for me, and that guy left them without explanation. Only years later did I find it was only because of the poor JP-EN translation that was classic in those days. Good times…

  7. Hashmeer on April 10th, 2008 8:53 am

    Yeah, in Japanese, R and L mean the same thing, so they sometimes get switched. He was supposed to be “Errol”.

  8. S on April 10th, 2008 9:48 am

    I agree..this blew my mind!

  9. Ryumaru on April 10th, 2008 10:11 am

    CrItIcAl ERRor… aLL sYsteMS FailiNg… thE cAKE iS… *vrrrt weeow* eRrOr.

  10. AquaLink on April 10th, 2008 12:45 pm

    ah, the memories…

    *ERROR: system crash*

    i don’t get it.

  11. SonicXV on April 10th, 2008 6:17 pm

    Wierd, i heard he only said his name was error when you messed something up in the game and its referencing to an error then the game freezes. And the game was top down view…

  12. CaptainBaconMan on April 10th, 2008 6:54 pm

    To tell you the truth, I hate the first two zeldas. The second one is the worst, but I just don’t like the first one for some reason. I’m a huge zelda fan though, so I beat them for the sake of fanboyism. I remember seeing that and thinking it was a glitch in the games programming. LttP is my favorite zelda game though. :D

  13. Kevin J. on April 10th, 2008 7:07 pm

    Ah… I freakin hate that Zelda game! I mean seriously, I hate it. And (like a lot of other people on here) I’m a huge Zelda fan. Also, this is reminding me of zelda comic, where Link kept asking this guy for info and all he would say is “I AM ERROR”
    I’m glad that guy is starting to do regular updates again…

  14. Dan on April 10th, 2008 9:01 pm

    intarnet flame wars, we gots dem at halolz.com

    (No not really, but I thought it was funny.)

  15. Phoenixan on April 11th, 2008 11:53 am

    I actually remember something along the lines of, his character name actually exceeded the memory that was set aside to be stored for strings. I’ll have to check around and see if I have my facts straight though. I sincerely doubt his name was meant to be “Errol” or “Ellor” or something of the sort though.

  16. LOLcakes on April 16th, 2008 8:39 am

    we r all errors nothing but a genetic mutation

  17. furrykef on June 26th, 2008 3:41 am

    His Japanese name was エラー (pronounced “eraa”), which means, well, “error”. The original sentence was オレノナハ エラー ダ・・・ (“Ore no na wa Eraa da…” — “My name is Error…”)

  18. MexicanJuice on July 20th, 2008 6:48 am

    If he’s Error………..am I Error? Is my family Error? Is everyone Error??!?!? OWWWW, MY HEAD!!!

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  20. SnowKatana on January 29th, 2011 11:48 pm

    LOL some one went on the -1 train

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