Look, it’s me doing my first unboxing! Since it is my first unboxing, it may be a bit awkward; I apologize for that. It was late at night, and my boyfriend’s parents were sleeping and I didn’t want to wake them up. I was also running on very little sleep and a day full of baking and cleaning and all kinds of fun stuff. But! I hope you enjoyed it and got something out of it.
I purchased the Zelda Edition Nintendo 3DS on November 25, 2011 (yes, Black Friday) at Terre Haute, IN’s Best Buy. The staff there were really friendly and aside from that one person getting hit by a car and some asshole revving his engine behind a jeep, everyone there seemed pretty relaxed. No trampling, no crazy yelling, nothing. Waited an hour and fifteen minutes to get in, and once in, I think it took another thirty to figure out exactly where the 3DS actually was; find the line; wait in line; be asked where my ticket was; respond that I didn’t have a ticket, and when I asked, they said there’d be some for me; wait for the lady to double check that she could give me a 3DS; and finally, purchase the 3DS.
I’ve been a fan of the Zelda series since I played Link’s Awakening on my Game Boy Pocket. I instantly fell in love with the storyline and the music, and later, I would go to my friend Andrew’s house and play Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask at his place. I even used Link as a codename for a guy I liked in my Super Secret Notebook that my friend Sam and I used to exchange. I later beat Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages and have played nearly every Zelda game on every console. So when I saw this 3DS, I figured, why the hell not?
I’ve reserved a big thank you for my boyfriend, Ryan, who loaned me what little money he had in order for me to buy this. Another thank you should go to my grandmother, who also helped out by giving me my Christmas money early. Lastly, I’d like to thank my parents for helping me get essentials like food so that I could even think about buying a system like this. I’m a graduate student, so I don’t really get a lot of chances to spend money on frivolous stuff (and hey, with an unemployment rate of about 9% in the US, a 3DS is pretty fucking frivolous), so it really does mean a lot to me that these people have helped me.
Hey, it’s that time of year. You should thank the people who mean something to you.