Dear Link, Wow, I’m speechless! It amazes me that despite the fact you stay so occupied from the harsh realities of battle in Hyrule, that you still make time to write me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me such a priority in your life. Your last letter was filled with so much affection, I already feel as though I am … Continue reading How Legends Are Made Part 2- Playing Zelda’s Heartstrings..
To my dearest Zelda, I sincerely hope that this letter finds you well. Please give your father my greetings and salutations at the castle. I pray that things in central Hyrule are going well for you and the royal family. Also, please accept my deepest apologies, I intended to write you last week but a situation came up in Death Mountain that kept me occupied … Continue reading How Legends Are Made Part 1- Link’s Love Letter
Inside my deepest thoughts, there are complexities that I cannot explain. Inside my deepest fears, I am nothing special. My name is Samus Aran, now a bounty hunter who separated from the Galactic Federation Police, yet I still have ties to the organization. It’s been years since I rescued that little girl who was about to be destroyed by space pirates in part 2 of … Continue reading Samus- Destined For Greatness- Part 3 (The Memoir)
Yes, it is time for a new fun V.R. retroquiz my friends! Here are the rules: Based off of the picture, guess the name of the video game character(s) from the 80’s/90’s! It will start easy, but trust me it will get more challenging as you go along. Here we go! 20) 19) 18) 17) 16) 15) 14) 13) 12) 11) 10) 9) 8) 7) … Continue reading Fun V.R. Retroquiz 8- Name That Video Game Character!
(Federation Police roll call) Samus Aran! Samus Aran! Are you here? Do you copy? (Samus hesitates, thinking to herself) “Uggh, I am so sick and tired of these meetings.” She then whispers to her squadmates Kreatz and Mauk, “Don’t you guys ever get tired of these long drawn out meetings by chief?” They respond with with a low yet resounding “yes”. (Samus speaks to Federation … Continue reading Samus- Destined For Greatness- Part 2 (The Special Assignment)
From retro themed poetry to moments scrolling down memory lane, I truly love what I do as a writer. When I started http://www.vintageretroman.com, I began a journey of self realization and creativity through writing. I am aware that I do not think or operate like many people. I enjoy everything from Christian Hip-Hop to Pac-Man. I like to wear masks and costumes. I am entertained … Continue reading Hitting The Pause Button To Express Appreciation!
It is amazing how growing up, some stories have a lasting impact on your life. They are stories of courage, perseverance, overcoming nearly impossible odds. Stories of how unlikely people can grow to become something great! Since I was a kid, one of my favorite stories was actually the story of Samus Aran from the hit Nintendo (NES) game and series, Metriod! Samus was the … Continue reading Samus- Destined For Greatness- Part 1 (The Kidnapping)
Ok vintage retro fans out there, time for another retroquiz! Let’s test your soul music knowledge and see if you can name that singer/group! They convinced the whole world that “ain’t no woman like the one they’ve got!” They pose the question, “Could it be we’re falling in love, with you baby?” This soul singer compared his woman to a “starship”, which happened to be … Continue reading Fun V.R. Retroquiz 7- 60’s/70’s Soul Music, Name That Singer!
Throughout my life there have been times where danger lurked in unexpected area’s and I had to push the pause button to refocus on the things that are most important to me. To my readers, I apologize about my short hiatus. I have been so busy, trying to work hard at my day job and even harder on my blog. The stress of work, parenthood, … Continue reading Back From The Present- My Wake Up Call
I was born and raised in the great state of North Carolina, USA. Being a black child in the southeastern section of the United States, or as we simply call it “The South”, I was exposed to many different experiences in my youth. I remember growing up in the 1980’s in my hometown of Winston-Salem. My family would ride down the streets and smell the … Continue reading Memory Lane Moments Part 4- Coming From Where I’m From, The Beauty In The Struggle