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Spirit Tracks: lost puns by Atticus-W Spirit Tracks: lost puns by Atticus-W
I was watching some clips of Zelda: Spirit Tracks when it occurred to me... here is Link, using this giant railcar-mounted GUN to blast wandering beasts off the track, while the oldest train joke EVER is going unutilized??*

So here we have Isaac Dripps, 1830s mechanical engineer and inventor of the locomotive COWCATCHER, bringing Hyrule kicking and screaming into the 19th Century. (*The joke, of course, is the cowcatcher itself, that big ol’ wooden plow, attached to early locomotives, that was theoretically intended to push cows and other largish animals off the tracks in the event of a train-beast collision. Of course, even when hit with this thing, the cow would die. And the train would probably wreck. But the PRINCIPLE was so good... (I suppose Link is probably justified in wanting to stick with the gun.))

(Mr. Dripps' wonderful invention can be seen here: [link])



Link, Spirit Tracks, and Zelda series © Nintendo
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:iconknowbodyknowsme01:
knowbodyknowsme01 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Well... the added set of leading wheels WOULD enhance stability.
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Indeed. ^^
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:iconthe-combine-engineer:
The-Combine-Engineer Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is hilarious and so true!
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Cheers. ^^
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:icontonypilot:
Tonypilot Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
That's the Same thing happend to the John Bull
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Yesh.  The homage was intentional.
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:iconrockyrailroad578:
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That is why I like mah Rebecca better.
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Hm?
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:iconrockyrailroad578:
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It was more low-slung to the point where a cow would be too big to get under the locomotive.
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I truly have no idea what you are talking about. :noes:
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:iconrockyrailroad578:
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The one with all the wooden insulation.
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Ah... I see.
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:iconrockyrailroad578:
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
And high performance lubrication :iconweirdalplz:
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:icondevvvtrain:
Devvvtrain Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Looks like Link loves his train-cannon! Me: Cheer up Link :)
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:iconrailroadnutjob:
RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Spirit Train: Now Link, tell me, Do I look a bit... American to you?
Link: "Hawp." (Translated: Perhaps... )
Spirit Train: Well, at least I hope Hyrule shouldn't be a bit WAAAY to American-ish, eh? Is it possible?
Link: "Hoof haffla, hanned nen dop" (Translated: Maybe, but Hyrule may almost be American-ish, but not always. )

(Link actually uses random sounds he makes, similar to the Zelda game series)

Dah.
:iconheavyplz:
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:iconrockyrailroad578:
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
POOTIS
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:iconrailroadnutjob:
RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student General Artist
YEA.
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:icondarthgoldstar710:
DarthGoldstar710 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
LOL :XD:

The Spirit Engine looks better with the new cowcatcher after all. :)
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Haha, thanks. =D
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:icondarthgoldstar710:
DarthGoldstar710 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
NP. :D
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:iconbritishblaster3000:
BritishBlaster3000 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cannon + cowactcher = really useful engine
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
I like the way you think, son. :D
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:iconmrpr1993:
MrPr1993 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Bad, idea, man! Bad idea! XD
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
:noes:
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:iconmrpr1993:
MrPr1993 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean about using the cowcatcher, which was a bad idea!

I love the joke! XD
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:icondarthgoldstar710:
DarthGoldstar710 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
What's the bad idea about it? :?
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:iconmrpr1993:
MrPr1993 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What will happen to the cows if they get hit by it? It might hurt them.
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:icondarthgoldstar710:
DarthGoldstar710 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Good point. But the cannon's even worse. :O
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Heh, yeah. XD Thanks much. ^^
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:iconkiki0145:
kiki0145 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cool. but i dont really get it
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Alas! :(

Thanks nonetheless. XD
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:iconadlake:
Adlake Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Brilliant. :iconfreeinternetplz:
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thanks, sir. :D
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TitanicExpert Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010   Photographer
What a great idea so that I don't have to keep blasting away with my cannon which gets annoying especially when you're on the run.
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
I bet! :noes: Thank you! XD
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:iconangelcuti:
Angelcuti Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Student
Whoops!

Imma late!

I'll be back and someday I would love to see new ideas coming to life.
XD

See ya later!
*goes away*

............

BOOM!
*explosion seen in distance*

OW! I DIDN'T MEANT TO DO THAT!
LOL
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:iconangelcuti:
Angelcuti Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student
Appreciated it, lad.

Also, I'm trying to give you anymore new ideas as well, when suddenly....

BOOM! I'm almost running out of ideas! OMG HELP!
LOL

Thanks, pally!
(Possible TF2 Scout reference)
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:iconangelcuti:
Angelcuti Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student
Haha LOL.

What I meant is,
you don't have to, alright, lad.

Never mind about that.
Thanks!
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Okay. No worries at all. XD
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:iconangelcuti:
Angelcuti Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student
Like where?
Apres Moi le Deluge?
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
No... like right here, above these comments, in the deviation entitled "Spirit Tracks: Lost Puns"! XD

What I'm saying is, why draw a Hyrulian train with a cowcatcher twice?
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:iconangelcuti:
Angelcuti Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student
LOL Really?
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:iconangelcuti:
Angelcuti Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Student
Nice.

Now let's see how some Hyrulian trains can have one of these!
(The cowcatcher, if you don't mind.)
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
But... but you just did (see that)! XD
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:iconbluemario:
BlueMario Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
That small thing would NEVER work
......
Why did I just picture myself saying that like Monty Python?
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Pfft. :XD:

Perhaps it wouldn't. XD
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:iconbluemario:
BlueMario Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Again with the saying it in my head like the Monty Python!
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:iconretro-specs:
Retro-Specs Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Yes, this frustrated me as well - a steam engine just doesn't look right without a MASSIVE cowcatcher in the front!
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:iconatticus-w:
Atticus-W Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
HAHA! XD It's blasphemy is what it is. Madness. :D
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Gameguy010 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
I'm I the only one who realizes Hyrule is entering the industrail age?
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