This is more a rant than a confession, but a while back I considered making a fan-game based on Legend of Zelda. Whenever I discussed it online all I ever, EVER got was hate due to part of the roster (less than half) being original characters. Apparently including any original characters was an unforgivable sin against the franchise and I should give up making games for even considering it. Now there's a Zelda game, Hyrule Warriors, which STARS original characters and they're getting nothing but love. What the hell?