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This Song is From Your Father by aquanut This Song is From Your Father by aquanut
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"Please let me hear the sound of the flute one last time..."
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RustBot Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All of the feels! ALL OF THEM! Crying 

I still remember this moment, because when I was little (like 6 or 7) I didn't understand English and couldn't understand his instructions to find the flute, let alone play it for him.
When I was older and had learned the language I could finally grant the Flute Boy's final request, and I also got to see him turn into a lifeless, numb little tree stump. 
It was sad and horrifying in a way, and it left me with a sense of powerlessness and finality, but also a sense of purpose. Even if I couldn't save him I would see to it that no-one else had to die.
Which made the ending all the sweeter.

Thank you for making this.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

This.... This honestly is the kind of comment that makes doing art feel worthwhile. Thank you for writing this.

 

That's a really amazing story. I can imagine that because of the language barrier this sidequest was a much bigger puzzle and mystery, making it all the more memorable when you were finally able to discover the Flute Boy’s fate. Numb, sad, and powerless are exactly the words that fit that scene—you had done everything he asked and fulfilled his last request, but there was the sense of emptiness and helplessness that you couldn’t do anything more, couldn’t truly save him. It’s great that the scene gave you motivation to fight even harder for the sake of everyone still hanging on in the midst of the chaos, and of course it was beautiful to see the results in the ending. What I love about scenes like this is how they make you believe in the world you’re trying to save, like your efforts really do make a difference to those around you.

Thank you for making a difference to me by leaving this comment; it’s seriously so valuable to me that you found this so meaningful. I’m glad I was able to remind you of such a significant moment; thank you for sharing your story!

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KawaiiWonder Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
It feels so peaceful! :)
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alecomeplatanos Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
siempre me parecio triste esa parte del a link to the past T_T
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jackhlawson Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Am I the only one who thought this was from Majora's mask and Link was talking to the Deku Butler's son?
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bribble Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015   Digital Artist
that's what I thought too
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Kohatsukoi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Knew it was from Link to the Past, this part got me right in the feels XP
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AbbeWinter Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Aw... Awwwww....
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ZorroPeludo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the concept here mate.

Marvelous job, keep it up!

Cheers!
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jamesdavidwork Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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NumNumkats Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what game is this?
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aquanut Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
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NumNumkats Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh...
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Lefthandedhero Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I remember even as a kid this part made me sad. :( I like to believe he was okay after you defeat Ganon. :)
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Hoooowwwl Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
This is beautiful.
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Hoooowwwl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Very pretty.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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LegendofWhitney Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is SO sad. :C
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HopeOfRiuton Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Artist
This is sad.
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Aaaw!  I love this!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. =)
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TheInfiniteGlow Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*heart shatters*
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Wakerra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Deku child...that game was GREAT.  I don't know why people bash it so much, sure it was short, but it didn't lack in story telling elements!  Skullkid, the mask, the moon, and Kafei and Anju alone can bring tears to your eyes!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Majora's Mask is excellent; although nostalgia and art style preference cause me to rank OoT and WW slightly above it on my favorites list, I consider MM to be the Zelda game with the most depth to its universe, themes, and character interactions. I actually have a preference for shorter games with a tighter focus, and the way MM's themes tied together into a coherent whole really made the experience stand out. Definitely had some of the best storytelling elements in the series.

...although this fanart is actually of A Link to the Past--that's the Flute Boy on the stump. I was surprised myself how much his tree sprite looked like the Deku Butler's son when I started drawing it. Both of those two had tragically memorable story arcs, though the one in MM was sadder.
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Wakerra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...wow, I am blind.  You're not the one who said Majora's Mask, it was another Deviant, oops
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Wakerra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye, Majora's Mask did have many sad story arcs...its probably why I like it so much.  Something about a good sad story I just love

Link to the Past, eh?  I was wondering if this really was MM art, but according to one of your comment responses you said it was, so I figured as much.  Indeed, the little form on the stump does resemble the Butler's son, but he wasn't deformed on a stump, nor in the middle of a forest, rather a chasm of random platforms in front of a tree tunnel.  Still, a great picture!

BTW, Skullkid and Mask make an Assist Trophy appearance in the new smash game serebii.net/smashbros3dswiiu/a… He looks so AMAZING!  I wish they made a remake of that game for the 3DS like they did Ocarina...It would be beautiful~
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Sionari Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Tree: "Please let me hear the sound of the flute one last time..."

Link: "IT'S A FREAKING OCARINA!"

lol so cute :D the way the baby deku tree looks in the manga is simply adorable, but this more realistic picture adds a bit of magic to that adorableness =^ ^=
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you think so! =) Though it's not supposed to be the baby deku tree, but the small tree that the Flute Boy turns into in ALttP. I always thought the baby Deku Tree was adorable in the game itself as well as in drawings though!
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bashikruski Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
i may have only uttered this phrase twice in my life but... THE FEELS!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thank you, I'll take that as a compliment! I'm glad I was able to pay tribute to this part of the game. =) (And I also avoid uttering that phrase haha, it's always a special moment when something elicits it. :P)
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Unheard-Canon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That is the Deku Butler's son right?
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually no, it's the Flute Boy from A Link to the Past. I think they may have based the Deku Butler's son on him judging by how much the ingame sprite resembles the tree in Majora's Mask.
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Meepilybuff Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
But a Link to the Past came first, so I think it's more likely that the Flute Boy was the inspiration for the Deku Butler's son.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I said I think they may have based the Deku Butler's son on the Flute Boy, i.e. the Flute Boy came first. It's the same thing. ;)
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Meepilybuff Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Oh. I must have read it the other way around then! Silly me!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. =)
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Unheard-Canon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ah okay that explains it
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Emiko-Fubuki Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool drawing ! 
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aquanut Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Creeeed Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Amazing
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aquanut Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Creeeed Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
NP ! 
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Kieroni101 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww... So beautiful. I love this scene...
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aquanut Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! It's one of my favorites too.
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MadNimrod Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
:iconhnnghplz: DA FEELS!!!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha, thank you for sharing your reaction, I'm glad it had an impact. =)
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MadNimrod Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
welcome
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soniccreed Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
A sad moment, you did it very cool, I love it.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Guntherfan12 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
awwww so cute
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