So much both has and has not happened...
I beat Skyward Sword--
--in about 56 hours, averaging ~7 hours a day.
I tend to indulge in addict-level shit like this with video games I love, and I'd like to think Nintendo would be touched that their latest masterpiece owned my soul despite me trying (failed ldo) to limit play time. Even my girlfriend fell into the venus flytrap -- at first she was all "WTF, I've lost my boyfriend to a video game in which he pretends he's Peter Pan fighting weird pig-looking things with a virtual sword" before succumbing to the motion controlled amazingness that is this latest Zelda game (and spending a decent amount of her own time playing with me). I haven't sorted all my thoughts yet, but I will say it is:
an INCREDIBLY FUN! and revolutionary gaming experience. It not only met my super high expectations, it blew them away. 4 realz.
If you are into games it is worth buying a Wii for, even if this is the only game you ever play on it. The implementation of motion controls into a game properly designed for them (and the game design is genius)... I have never had an entertainment experience that was as fun, immersive, or as epic as this one. It's the kind of thing you need to play to understand. It's not flawless, but most of its flaws are only flaws because of how grand the ambitions are. Cannot wait to see the games that Skyward Sword inspires in the future. OM NOM NOM.
Well, I wrote some, but once Zelda arrived I forgot about my poor little screenplay and lost my mind to the Wii. I hang my head in sadness and shame that I missed my goal, but a healthy dose of realism always helps me in my quests to GET SHIT DONE. Pining away at what could have been is a useless emotion I discarded long ago. Tomorrow I'm going to set out my new plan (an improved version of the old new plan) and get cracking. I've had some insightful realizations about my process that have me freshly excited to begin the second leg of my journey. (boom)
If Zelda taught me anything, it's that I'm part of a great destiny and unless I wake up from my nap, the world is SCREWED. And how to play the virtual harp.