Sunday Morning Game Majora's Mask Part 16

It's Time For Link To Grow Up, and Try Some Small Talk

July 13, 2020

(I play a game 1 hour every Sunday and write what happens inaccurately. Currently I'm playing through Majora's Mask. See previous parts here.)

Last time, we killed some cow-abducting ghosts and got some milk. So time to figure out how many people we can impress with our new-gotten gains of white squishy liquids! (uhhh, no. Never saying that again.)

Wagon ride, you say? Don't mind if I do! When we leaving, in like, 2 minutes?

Oh, at 6:00 PM? Tonight? In... 12 hours? Well, shit. I guess I gotta kill 12 hours, traveling back and forth between town, until I can... travel to town.

First we stop by our favourite pair of brothers:

Whom the game have now decided to editorialize! They are "suspicious". Dun dun dun....

I don't see the suspicious aspects. They just got a poster, proclaiming the glory of their milk... And they have a horse track! And no cows in sight... Clearly, these folks are completely on the up-and-up.

Anyways, back to town and I do what Link seems to do best in this game:

Follow an innocent person to their eventual location so I can talk to them. (This is the woman who is getting married, from what I have gathered)

Oh, she's just taking a nice rest. Let's disturb her.

Hmm... I may have.


Crap! Did not expect that. That's kind of creepy. To just have masks of people like that in your pocket...

Oh? His wedding ceremony mask, you say?


Hm.. I sense something's going on. Especially because I do know who this guy is... Or rather, I've seen him around. But never been able to talk to him. He's right...

there! At the other side of the river. When you ring this bell. But he pops in and locks the door before you have a chance to talk to him... 

So he's hiding? From his fiancé? Or did he steal the mask? But then why would she think it was because of her? What did she do?
Mysteries for another time friends, because it's time to go back to the farm and go back to town: IN A WAGON.

Good evening. (Pst: Time to turn on your misguided charm, Link! You don't got this!)

Oh, you found the right person then! I'm fantastic company. I'm amazing at small-talk. I got an award for my small-talk back in elementary school. I won a racing competition, you see--anyway, want to see my pig mask?

Oh. Oh... Oh...

That was... I'm sorry. I'm gonna... hide the pig mask again. So you want to talk about your father?

Or the cows. Or the cows. Or cows. I like cows. I don't like cows. Do you like cows?

Maybe you should... listen to her? Maybe. I'm not saying she's right, but just, maybe, you know... I've seen ghosts. Just saying.

Oh that? Pssh, don't worry about it. I got it under control.

Oh? Back to small-talk are we? Okay then!

It is! I know! I've... maybe you should... Wait, do you know something about the boy in the mask?

I said I got it under control! You're not listening to me, are you? That's okay, you just need someone to vent to, I'm here.

What about the road now?

Uhhh... Did you see a ghost?

Oh, the road is blocked. And now the other road, that's normally blocked, isn't blocked so we're going into the... oh. I see. We're going into the
horse track. Dun Dun Dun...

Ok, I'll give you... maybe that's a tad extreme with the posters there. They could've toned that down a bit.

Woah, woah woah woah... UGLY country? This is right next to your farm? No reason to be mean, lady.

Pursuers? Why would there be pursuers? You're really paranoid, you know that?

Oh, those? They're just... here to... they're just... ah fuck.

They look a little familiar, don't they?

Nah, that's just me. They do take a lot of arrows, though. Not like the ghosts. These boys are real sturdy.

Sidenote: These two friends really don't want the milk to arrive in town then? So badly, they have the ability to summon alien ghosts? They seem like not the kind of people you want to make an enemy out of.

Made it! And then we rode into town peacefully.

I bet! Who's Mr Barten?

OH NO WAY! I'm a member of the exclusive milk bar now! Awww yeah. Time to get WASTED.

Uhm... I don't think you know how that works...

Okay... Don't. Just... don't.

But no, apparently, I am now an adult. I have an adult wallet, and I did ONE good deed. Those are the qualifications, in case you didn't know. I can now vote, smoke deku sticks and drink milk and NO ONE is gonna stop me!
(If this is your criteria, your sister is also an adult. She saved the cows, you know?)

I present to you, Adult Link:

Let's boogie

My what now? Final Moon Viewing? I sincerely doubt that I will have a final moon viewing until much later, and until then I prefer to pretend the moon doesn't exist thank you very much.

Now, hit me with the strong stuff.

Woof, okay, maybe not that strong. I'll... just take the regular.

Ey, you're close there buddy! Maybe you had too much of the strong stuff, there, Jimmy.

I better leave you be. Ima go mingle.

Yeah, the Indigogo's? I heard. I'm real salty about it too. But it's showbiz, you know?

Yeah! Totally! I'm a musician! A great one! I know... *counts on fingers* 7 melodies! One of them, I can play backwards!

Oh, just... 4 notes? What do you think I am, a child?

Oh, someone doesn't have an appreciation for the fine arts, I see. Let's go harass him a bit more.

Okay... I wasn't talking about you. I was talking about

Entertainment! That's right! You can't just sit there and disgrace other artists, when you're just sitting there, sulking over being third-best!

I think he learned his lesson.

But that's about all I can do in the Milk Bar, which was honestly a little disappointing. Maybe things change when I buy the expensive Milk, but I ain't got the money for that right now, so I bounce out and am a little restless for what to do now.

Sorry! I just... wanted you to see my updated Party List..

But fuck it, let's rewind time and undo every good deed I have done, because I don't know what else to do.

See there he is! He posts a letter every morning on the first day! I cannot, unfortunately, go loot the mailbox... I need to get an inside job from my good friend, but he's seemingly ignoring me at the moment.

I guess I got nothing more to do than... ugh... proceed the main quest? Tatl wanted me to go to the ocean. That's a direction, I guess. Let's go fix the Indigogo's problems. Maybe I can score a band for the Party, at least.

So I head out towards the ocean

But uhm...

There's a big wall. Blocking the entrance. No one told me about a wall. That's not fair. I expect to be told about these things. How can I help anyone with a big wall in the way? And now there's no horse track to detour down, either, so I'm just screwed.

I run around a bit more, trying to find out which way to do, but after a little bit, I decide to call it, and let that be an episode for today. I'll figure out how to jump, or get rid of a wall, some other day.

See you next time!