Give Zelda her own game

Aaron Diaz (author of Dresden Codak) reblogged a link on Tumblr, titled:

Aonuma may consider Princess Zelda to feature in her own game, if "people have strong feelings about it"

One of the first links in the reblogs was to Nintendo's feedback form, where one might express strong feelings about this topic.  If you have any, they can go here.  I certainly did.  Nintendo has them already, but I thought I ought to share them here, too:

legend of zelda

In case it's illegible, here's what my message said:

It has come to my attention that Nintendo would consider making a Legend of Zelda game in which Zelda was the protagonist, if "people have strong feelings about it."

I grew up with Nintendo in my life. One of my earliest memories is of me, my brothers, and my parents sitting around the TV, watching my father fight Ganon in the first Legend of Zelda game.

I haven't owned a Nintendo product since the Gamecube. I love the Wii -- I can't remember ever having had a bad experience playing it -- but gaming hasn't been a big enough part of my life in the past several years to warrant owning a system for it.

So I want to make it clear, in no uncertain terms, that making a Legend of Zelda game in which Zelda is the protagonist is a 100% certain way to persuade me to buy whatever system it comes out on.[*] I will buy the platform, and I will buy the game. I will tell my friends to buy the game, and, if they don't have it, the platform.

I have strong feelings about this. I can't think of anything in gaming I have stronger feelings about right now. I want Zelda to star in her own game, and I strongly suspect I am not alone.

(P.S. I also happen to love Aaron Diaz's interpretation of the concept, "Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Empire," if you're on board for the project but short on ideas.)[**]

[ * the bolded section was originally just surrounded by underscores, which was meant to indicate emphasis.  ** Link here.]