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Velox's Blog


My Library Sucks

Posted by Velox , Mar 29 2009 · 26 views
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..So I went to the Library Friday evening to try to get some of those books, and they had very few. Or if they did they were checked out.

The ones they did have were the second and third part to sequels, and I didn't want to get those without reading the first one first.

The one they did have, though, was Artemis Fowl. I must say it's quite good - good enough that I've read a little more than a third of it in two days [I read the Hobbit a little while ago, and it took me like two months 'cause I didn't read it that much. Just a few minutes a day].

Anyway, I would recommend it. Sure, some things are a little young for me, and some things could be described better, but it is a rather good book. It's kind of weird that it has fairies in it. Read the back of the book, and after you read the first sentence you'll be like 'this looks really cool' and then it mentions fairies it doesn't sound quite as cool. Though, it's cooler in the book - they're more like witches than your typical fairy tale fairies.

I also got a book called The Twenty-One Balloons 'cause my sister said she heard it was good and wanted me to read it.

I'll probably go to another Library some time...

Oh, and yes, I'm a procrastinator. Even with all those breaks I've been given. =P I have a poem due tomorrow that I haven't started, and a VERY detailed outline due Wednesday that I haven't even thought about yet, and I'm pretty busy during the week [it's for my quarter final]. So... yeah. =P Don't worry, I'll get it done - I always do - but it'll be at the last moment. happy.gif

Last thought: I still want to start a BBC Critics Club in my blog. I'm thinking of starting it next week. Anyone interested in joining? It's to give more MOCs more long reviews. Like Major Marvelous' and my own post in ~GreenBioGuy~'s Certavus topic. I think the real problem with BBC is that there's too many 'I love it 138948234983143892148978293817988/10!!' posts. Or even posts like 'nice MOC, but I don't like the arms'. While that might not be spam, I don't think it's that good of a review, either.


A Beautiful Celebration

Posted by Velox , Mar 28 2009 · 39 views
So I was Confirmed today. For those who don't know, it means I received one of the Seven Roman Catholic Sacraments today - that of Confirmation. I'm sure 55555, What?, ChocolateFrogs, and any one else that's Catholic will know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, it was cool. And long. Like two hours or something. But fun none-the-less.

And... I'm going to lunch right now, I think, with my family. So, I'll probably blog later...

Oh, and I'm re-writing Requiescat In Pace [reviews are still appreciated] in a humanized form. More on that later, too... basically I want to give it to my English teacher to see what he thinks as well as re-write a few scenes/add some scenes.

Oh and something I just thought up - I hate it when I do a really long review for an MOC and the person ends up replying to everyone else but me. If I were the MOCer, I'd reply to the long posts more than the short ones. Plus, those reviews take a long time. [This doesn't happen that often but it's happened a few times to me within the last few months]



Posted by Velox , Mar 23 2009 · 58 views
What are some good books to read? For my liking, I really love J.R.R. Tolkien and Lord of the Rings. Along with other action/adventure/fantasy.

Any suggestions? I'm looking for more books to add to my shelf. And if someone mentions BIONICLE books, I will have to kill you. I already read them - and I like them.

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Comedy Forum

Posted by Velox , Mar 22 2009 · 44 views
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So . . . since I was bored, I decided I would enter the Comedy forum for the first time in months. So, I clicked on the first comedy I saw. And I will say one thing:

I won't be going back to that forum for a while. tongue.gif

I had to stop mid-way through the first chapter. Just so much spam and newbishness. Sure, I wrote a comedy once that was pretty newbish, but it wasn't that bad . . . I'll never write a comedy again, though.

Though, I want to try to make an actual Short Story that's a comedy, since it is rather hard to make a good comedy that's an actual story, rather than the normal comedies you see in the comedy forum.

So, yeah. A fun experience.

I'm sure there's some good comedies out there, but they get piled on top of by all the spam comedies, that you can't even find them.


So I Bought Gresh Today . . .

Posted by Velox , Feb 16 2009 · 29 views
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And I must say he's not all that bad. He's worse than I thought he was, as most sets are, but I do like him. Already I've made a few changed like adding some trans-Neon Green Bohrok eyes to his upper arms [since the Piraka thigh armor pieces are on the back, I thought he needed some lime on the front]. And, I kept the Piraka thighs on the back of his arms like the instructions say to because then his arm has more movement. With the Piraka thighs on the front, he can only bend his arm so much [and gets in the way of some cool posing I tried to do]. I also replaced the Rahkshi legs with Metru legs [on his arms only] to make them shorter than the legs.

I don't like the legs though, and I haven't found anything to do with them. They're too thin, and not at all stable [due to the new joints]. At first I thought to just add Vahki legs, but they're too short and are too thick. They're not that bad, the main thing is that they're not that stable. Once you try to pose him, his legs give in and he falls - at least, sometimes.

I like how the chest sticks out more, but it also leaves a gap between the armor and torso. Ah well.

Overall I'm quite impressed, though. His mask and swords are awesome [especially when used as swords, though I like it as a shield, too] and the Thornax are pretty cool. I'll try to get some pictures up soon, but it was raining today.

Other than that I've written a bit more of my Short Story and it's now just over a page long. I don't think I'm even half way done with it.


The Chronicles Of Velox

Posted by Velox , Feb 02 2009 · 52 views
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No, I haven't posted it if that's what you were thinking.

But, I have a Dilemma. I can't seem to be able to write about my Matoran life. It's just too boring - which is expected of a Matoran. Not that it would be boring to read, but it's boring to write with all the ideas of his Toa-life I have. And, I don't really want to just start writing him as a Toa because I can't figure out how to start it, and it will flow much better if I write the Matoran Book first.

Well, enough of that. I might as well give you guys a couple sneak-peaks:

~ Toa Velox will receive training from the Order of Mata Nui. After being a great pupil, he will start a 'League of Shadows' [something similar to that in Batman - except, it will be a good organization under a different name, most likely], and his armor will become black [he'll be some-what like a ninja then - he'll be able to disappear quickly, have throwing knives, etc. just like in Batman].

~ He will then travel to the Mangai Volcano [as seen in the Prologue - if you've read it (note: this will be some time after he created the 'League of Shadows'. His Toa team will become the 'League of Shadows', most likely, as well as some other experienced Order members)], and become infected somehow [probably not by a Shadow Leech]. However, he will only become a little 'worse' and will receive a few spikes, as well as some nastier weapons [instead of actually turning a little evil, he will most likely just change in appearance, and will constantly have something nagging at his mind to do evil that he must overcome - of course, the Order knew this before they sent him on this mission]. After wards, he will be rewarded with new armor and new weapons [his 'resurrected' form] by the Order.

One last note, his encounter with Makuta will most likely be with the whole 'League of Shadows' instead of just him. But, he'll do some things alone, probably.

Anyway, what do you think? As you can see, Velox's life will be quite interesting [the 'League of Shadows' will do many other acts before his encounter with Makuta - also, a little note, he will end the 'League of Shadows' after the encounter with Makuta since that would be the final task of the 'League of Shadows'].

So, I really want to write that, but it just doesn't feel right not writing his life as a Matoran first. I'm not sure what I'll do yet.

Mainly, though, I just wanted your thoughts.


Happy New Year!

Posted by Velox , Dec 31 2008 · 40 views
I wish all of my fellow BZPers a Happy New Year! I'll be up late tonight early tomorrow [like 2 AM], but I doubt I'll be on BZPower much more tonight. Maybe when I get back from a thing my family is going to, but I'll probably just go to bed.

My New Years Resolutions Concerning BZPower:

-Write a few Short Stories.
-Finish at least two small epics.
-Finish at least one book of The Chronicles of Velox.
-Get 9k or 10k posts if possible.
-Become an OBZPC.
-Become more successful.
-Make more friends.

Speaking of writing, I finished Death of a Dark Hunter today. I still have to correct it. Hopefully I'll have it up by Sunday.

Oh, and if anyone has noticed, I've been slowly changing the graphics in my blog.



Writing Spree

Posted by Velox , Dec 30 2008 · 31 views
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...Definitely not something I get lately, but I welcome them with open arms. I have had one these past few days. I hope to finish a Short Story by tomorrow or Wednesday. Although I have no idea when I'll actually post it.

I also have a couple other ideas, such as writing two short epics. 1) Re-writing The Battle. 2) Re-Write The Quest for the Mask of Time.

I love writing sprees. I thank God every time I get one. Hopefully it will last another week and a half for all of my Christmas Vacation [yup, I get three weeks off].

You will read them once I post them, won't you?



A Poem

Posted by Velox , Nov 27 2008 · 57 views
I needed to write a poem on a color. I chose red. Also, I got a 25/25.

Red is the color of my heart,
That is full of Love for you.
Red is the color of fire,
The fire that burns in my heart.

Red is the color of hatred,
Which I feel so often.
Hatred toward pain,
And all that is evil.

Red is the color of war,
And the blood that comes from war,
The blood shed for Loved ones.

Red is the color of throats,
Throats crying out in pain,
Begging for a chance to Love.
A chance to live.

Red is for pain,
Pain I feel when I can't be with you,
When I can't feel your Love.

Love is enduring,
But so is its opposite.
Hatred will always exist,
But so will Love,
My Love for you.



Posted by Velox , Nov 23 2008 · 147 views
I was playing around with Windows Media Player and when I tried to do something, this came up:


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War Films || Black Hawk Down, Saving Private Ryan
Comedy Film || The Princess Bride
Classic TV Shows || Sherlock Holmes, with Jeremy Brett; Columbo, with Peter Falk; and The Rockford Files, with James Garner

Ended TV Shows || Firefly, Breaking Bad, Leverage
Current TV Shows ~ Sherlock, Castle, HIMYM, Person of Interest, Doctor Who

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