Is That Sword Alive?

Fans of the original Legend of Zelda game know the phrase. “It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.” But…is that sword a sentient being? Is it alive? That would be the only way taking the sword would involve not being ‘alone.’ If not, are those two statements simply unconnected?

I just don’t know. I do know that the phrasing bugs the crap out of me and always has. Perhaps “It’s dangerous to go unarmed!” would have been better.

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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