«Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers.»
It’s bad enough that I’m the only girl here
Some guy at smash club asking me about my mains
"Did you choose those characters because they’re girls?"
No, I fucking chose them because they’re GOOD and I like playing them. What does it matter that Zelda is a girl?
«If you use magic in fiction, the first thing you have to do is put barriers up. There must be limits to magic. If you can snap your fingers and make anything happen, where’s the fun in that? … The story really starts when you put limits on magic. Where fantasy gets a bad name is when anything can happen because a wizard snaps his fingers. Magic has to come with a cost, probably a much bigger cost than when things are done by what is usually called ‘the hard way.’»
– Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, on writing magic. (via theticklishpear