I am sure you all know there already is one birthday project for Link in progress (the same one that was done for Rhett for his 40th birthday, and organized and managed by the same wonderful people), but Emily Sestak and I had some ideas and thought it wouldn't hurt to create an extra birthday gift for Link ourselves, with the help of all you fellow Mythical Beasts. :D
Below you will find a list of 3 things that you can submit for this "Bonus" Link Birthday Project, two of which will be put into a video and the third one made into a playlist. Whether you will contribute to all 3 segments or just choose 2 or 1 is completely up to you. Any and all participation is appreciated! :)
Send your photos, songs and artwork to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The DEADLINE is Sunday, MAY 27TH, at 11:59 PM PST!
- Imitating Link Challenge
Link really appreciates humorous stuff so this part of the project will be a great way to both warm his heart and make him laugh a bit. The title/theme of the video will be "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and admiration. To imitate someone is to pay the person the most genuine compliment." What we would like you to do is send a side-by-side photo of Link doing a weird/crazy/silly/funny/cute expression or pose and yourself mimicking his expression/pose. Along with that we also ask you to send a short and sweet message (just a few sentences) wishing him a happy birthday and describing him in your own words, how you see him. You can send up to 4 photos if you're feeling inspired and want to do more than 1. :) You are welcome to use your own Link pics but in case you don't have any silly/funny pics of Link in your own collection, here is a link to a website where I uploaded some that you can choose from and download: https://imgur.com/a/vPmKJx8
All the photos will be put into a video (in a slideshow form) and each photo/set of photos will have your message written just beneath it/them.
- Here are some examples of the photos (a big thank you to Tilde and Abi for giving me permission to use one of theirs since they both chose to do more than one :D) as well as the short birthday message at the end:
"Dear Link, I wish you the happiest of birthdays! I see you as an incredibly creative & refreshingly offbeat person; a hilarious goofball; a genuine soul with a childlike spirit, kind heart, sharp mind & an inexhaustible source of charm. Also an utterly zany wild card. I hope you never lose any of those amazing qualities.
P.S. I hope you're eating some of your cake and not just going ham on cereal and PB."
- Send A Song
We also know that Link is very into music so we thought it would be an interesting idea to make him his very own "Mythical 40th Birthday Playlist". For this part we ask you to send us a song (name of the artist and the song) that makes you think of Link, one that you associate with him in any way or just simply one that you want to dedicate to him for whatever reason. :) It can be a sweet heartwarming song, a song with an inspiring message, a wild fun one, or even a funny and jokey one. You can send as many songs as you desire.
For example, I would possibly send these three: Adele - Daydreamer, Joe Esposito - You're The Best Around (from Karate Kid) and LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It, the last one just to be funny. :D
We think it would be quite cool to make this playlist of songs that we associate with him that he can then listen to and enjoy whenever he wants and in the process maybe even find some new music that he likes. :)
- Send Artwork
Finally, this part of the project that Emily has already been working on and collecting is all about YOUR ARTWORK - paintings, drawings, sculptures, anything. All your art that you want him to see you can send to us and it will make it into a video as well.
Be sure to leave your name and/or twitter handle so he knows who is behind every wonderful piece of artwork! :)
Lets do this Peeps and make Link's 40th birthday as special as possible! BYMB :D
P.S. I hope you have fun participating! :)