The problem is that it sort of goes against the spirit of the timeline theorizing hobby and can't be argued for or against. It's unfalsifiable.
I can see the most extreme form of the LLT being that way. It can be the same as the IJAGS
(remember them?) saying they're just games and there's no timeline but it's a little unfair to paint all LLTers with the same brush. I have to still assume there is chronology because I still treat the games as their own seperate stories within the same universe (for the most part) so they can't all take place at the same time. Some naturallly take place some time before or after others but the difference between me and... I guess what I'd call a Chronologist is that the exact chronology is not what's important to me when I try to relate the games together. To me, I'm more concerned with which games are being told by the same story teller as I believe the series to be more of a bunch of folk tales being told by different storytellers at different times. Some storytellers may have heard previous story's from another storyteller and decide to add their own stories before or after the stories they heard. And some storytellers may tell one story then many years later tell a completely different story but borrow elements from stories they've told before. If that makes sense.
It can be falsible in the sense of proving whether or not two or more stories belong to the same storyteller, inspired by a story by a previous storyteller, which storytellers told their stories first and whether not newer storytellers set their own stories chronologically before, after, or in total disregard to previous stories told.
For example, I believe quite seriously that the events of TWW, PH, and ST are told through Niko's perspective via paper-cut drawings at different points of his life. This explains why the art style and atmosphere is such a big departure from other legends. ALttP and FSA may have the same storyteller but the latter is being told much later on in his or her life and he may or may not have any intention chronologically connecting the two tales, rather he or she just borrows a lot of elements from ALttP and puts them in FSA while at the same time spinning a new tale altogether. Which is why FSA can easily fit before, after, or even parrallel to ALttP. In my eyes it's more of a spiritual successor. I believe LoZ and Aol being the most oldest tales being told though at the time they were being told they were of recent events. Then later story tellers kept adding their own stories and setting them chronologically before
LoZ and AoL (to make their stories sound more ancient and therefore credible) until eventually the original tales became obscured. Which is why things like the sleeping princess or the Triforce mark appearing on Link's hand on his sixteenth birthday are figure out.
I don't see how that goes against the spirit of theorizing. To me it's about connecting the games together. I just pick a different way to connect the games. That's all.
Edited by SOAP, 14 May 2011 - 05:13 PM.