I figured I write this down for those those who are new to this series:
Q:What is FSM all about?
A:It's your typical Zelda parody, but focused on the four swords concept.
Q:Where did you get the Idea?
A: It all started in late 2002 when I read about the multiplayer Zelda game that was being bundled with the GBA Version of A Link To the Past. Later that year I bumped into Newgrounds and was introduced to a bunch of flashes and one of the many that caught my eye was the flash version of 8-Bit Theater. This later introduced me to the concept of webcomics and found a few based on Zelda:
-Hyrularity: An original hand drawn (yet short-lived) Zelda Universe comic loosely based on The Wind Waker)
-Zelda Comic: A sprite Webcomic loosely based on Zelda II with a few crossover characters.
After reading these webcomics I was interested in making my own webcomic based on Four swords, but that eventually became a Flash series instead because I had more experience with the program during mid 2004.
Q: Apart from flashes and webcomics, what other things influenced you to make it?
A: Apart from those things, anime has been influential for me during the last few years. South Park has been for a long time too. I sometimes picture my series to be a Zelda version of South park since the characters do and say things that's usually considered taboo in the games. I'm also influenced by sci fi, action, & fantasy movies and TV shows like Whose Line is it anyway, WWE Friends among many others.
Q:Why do the Links talk and argue most of the time?
A: I wanted to ignore the fact that Link is considered as a "silent protagonist" by many. This way, I can express each Link's personality through dialogue and voice acting instead . Let's face it, if there was no dialogue in FSM, there wouldn't be much of a script. I also wanted to give the impression that it's not always easy to work as a team.
Q:What are the personalities chosen for each link?
A:Green- Normal, brave, with the most common sense.
Red-Arrogant, Perverted, has more "bark" than "bite"
Blue-Braniac, Sarcastic, Voice of reason.
Purple-Noobish, a bit clumsy, sometimes greedy
Q:Why Does each Link have a different voice actor?
A: Fans requested different voice actors for each Link simply to tell them apart. I originally Voiced all 4 Links during he original version of ep.1 (the pilot version). It didn't turn out so well because I was new to VA back then.
Q:Who are the main voice actors and where are they from?
A: Green--Me (Venezuela)
Blue--Martin Kemp (Canada)
Red--SpikeDaPenguin (California) ep. 1-3. Richard Fincher(Canada) ep 4-present.
Purple-- Mario Simic (Sweden)
Zelda-- Rina-chan (California)
Uncle Alfon--Jon Houser (Indiana)
There will be some occasional extras later on.
Q: Why does Red Link Sound so different?
A: 1.Red was played by 2 different VAs during the series. I had to replace Spikedapenguin because, according to his youtube page, he signed a 2 year contract to work on the Carson Daly show. I haven't heard from him since. Richard Fincher took over For him in ep. 4
2. If you're referring to drunken Red Link in Ep.5, It was Richard's idea to give his character a slurred southern accent. This is a drunken side effect that varies depending on the person. We're just fooling around with the idea and playing along with it.
Q: Why isn't this series completely based on the FS games or the FS manga?
A: It isn't based on the manga because I came up with the idea before I realized the manga itself even existed. Plus, I don't consider the manga itself as 100% canonical to the games.
My series is loosely based on the FS games because I had very little knowledge of the game back then. I only Played the GBA version through emulation (it's very tricky though). Instead I decided to create my own world based on ALTTP sprites and backgrounds.
Q: How come I don't get most of your Jokes?
A: I'm known for adding inside jokes in this series for those people who know exactly what I'm talking about. I'm not aiming for a young audience here. I was intentionally aiming for an "Adult Swim" type of audience, in other words, users who are at least 16 or older. Think about it, this series contains profainty, drug references, alcohol references,sexual innuendo,and bad double puns that only adult zelda fans would understand.
Q: How did you get Rina Chan to play Zelda?
A:Ever since I started asking around in the NG forums one day for Voice Actors back in 2005, she was the first one that popped up and asked me if she could play Zelda. By that time I was halfway finished with episode 2 and decided to save her talents for another episode. When I started working on the script for Ep. 3, I was about to email her about it, but she emailed me first! I just couldn't say no. XD
Q:How many episodes are you going to make?
A: As many as I can,I don't have a planned amount like TV shows do. I'll keep this series going as long as I have Ideas to work with.
Q:Why do you take so long with each episode?
A: Because I have a life. Flash is simply a hobby for me. I'm not making any money out of it, not yet anyway.
Q:When is the next one coming out?
A: I don't give out release dates because I refuse to make false promises. I've discussed this many times in the past. I don't want fans to get pissed off at me over something that's beyond my control. This is why I prefer to keep it a surprise.
Q:Can I be a VA in your series?
A: I'm normally looking for experienced actors over 16 and with some knowlege about audio programs. I'm not accepting users who "think" they can act, but don't know how an audio program works. I've seen this happen a lot in the past.
I believe this sums up most of the questions based on this series. If I have anymore, I'll post them some other time.