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Mar
5
2010

The Light of Courage (TLOC) featuring Joe_Cracker

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Weird, right? Let me explain. A guy named Joe_Cracker wrote a (terrible) Legend of Zelda script and frequently posted about it on IGN's message boards. He was confident that it would be made into a movie, despite all the criticism he received. After failing to get Cracker to face reality, three IGN individuals (Cellius_18, Sexualburgerking, and Orquiox) pretended to be John Grusd (the director of the so-bad-it's-funny 80's Zelda cartoon) and easily convinced Cracker that his movie was being made. With Cellius's expertise in music and SBK's animating skills, they collaborated and made the above animations, which follow the script exactly and are made "poorly" by intention. The whole thing is chronicled in the following IGN threads.


2003-09-05 - 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17
2005-02-03 - 1
2005-03-06 - 1
2005-04-04 - 1|2|3
2005-05-30 - 1|2|3
2005-10-14 - 1|2|3|4|5
2005-11-16 - 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9
2006-01-15 - 1
2006-01-15(2) - 1|2
2006-02-05 - 1
2006-02-06 - 1
2006-05-02 - 1|2|3|4
2007-10-24 - 1|2|3|4
2007-12-06 - 1|2|3
2007-12-12 - 1|2|3
2009-07-23 - 1|2|3

They had a website, which I actually made for them, called DancingTriforce.com (now defunct). As a thank you, they included a butterfly drawing of mine in TLOC3. See if you can spot it. =P

TLOC4 is now in production! Yay! If you want it to ever get finished, be sure to let SBK know because it's pretty much waiting on the animation to be finished.

Robert McGee in Unknown Creature

Cracker also has a message board of his own which he doesn't post on much anymore. He is pretty active on YouTube though.

Also, here is some various media (audio, images, text, and videos) from the TLOC saga. Robert McGee's full length film, Unknown Creature, can be seen on YouTube summed up in 4 minutes. If you want to watch it in its entirety, email me and I may be able to help you out.

Robert McGee's Dad in Unknown Creature

If you watch the movie, you will probably notice a part where Robert's brother, Andrew, says "And then I came across a creature just... gnawing into some food" in an unintentionally sing-song way. It is specifically located at 43:25, or at 2:30 in the 4 minute YouTube version. This line inspired Cellius and SBK to each write a song. When I found out and heard their versions, I was inspired to make one myself. And here's another beautiful creation by Luke, a fellow TLOC fan.