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Dear Bbc

Posted by Velox , Jun 26 2008 · 32 views

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Please follow the BBC guidelines. I mean, don't you just hate it when people say...

Whoa! 10/10! that's so kool!

100000000000/10!

Dat Stupid! I hatz it!

NEEDS MOAR CUSTOM!!!

Why isn't it custom? 2/10

The legs need to be custom!!! 6/10.

....It's rather annoying, now isn't it? Especially the custom part. I mean, AN MOC DOES NOT NEED TO BE CUSTOM. What an MOC needs, is to have proportions right, and color layering correct. If you're building a Toa, make the arms shorter than the legs [with an exception with some Onu-Toa]. If you're building a Makuta, try not to make it so humanoid. If brown is supposed to be fur, and silver armor, don't put brown over the silver.

Is it really that hard for people to calm down, and just appreciate MOCs without being custom? I have already PM-ed Kex about starting a BBC Critics Club, the exact same thing as they have for the library. Why would I want to start this? For that exact reason. All 'critics' will review any MOC, upon which someone asks for a review. Every review will give a full review, along with constructive criticism. No matter how custom the MOC is.

Another thing, almost every MOCist I know hates number ratings [I being one of them]. Why? They are always false. A MOC is never completely perfect, nor is one ever completely horrible. So, no MOC should deserve a 10/10 or 0/10. Even if you give a full review, and a number rating, it doesn't help. It's still a pointless and annoying number rating. Seriously, number ratings are SPAN =P Stupid Pointless Annoying Ratings. Even the 'A' or 'B' things.

And, an MOC DOES NOT NEED TO BE CUSTOM. Yes, I like custom. Yes, I prefer it. But not when people are so crazy about it. It drives me INSANE.

I'll stop there. [Although, I'd suggest reading ~Makaru~'s entry].




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WHEEEEE~!


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how true, there's nothing cooler than a good old fashioned basic toa... i mean look what we've become. Back in 01 and 02 customness wasn't a big deal... it was creative part use/ a good backstory/ great color combinations. Now anything that isnt "100% custom" it recieves nothing but comtempt and the famous "needz moar cuztom"... i myself love making a custom moc, but i do think that you're right. if i had a blog approval i'd give you one! huzzah!!
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The Lawuser
Jun 26 2008 11:34 PM
That reminds me theat there are serval people I don't want to post my my MOC topics, but I can't.

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I hate that!

-Kaji

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I think the critic is a good idea smile.gif
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QUOTE(kyuubi @ Jun 26 2008, 09:37 PM)
I think the critic is a good idea smile.gif


PM him too if you will. If people PM him, I think he'll say yes!
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And, an MOC DOES NOT NEED TO BE CUSTOM

True, but this is also not an excuse to go out and build oodles of Toamods. When most of us discuss something 'not being custom' we're not giving free reign to just build different versions of the same thing (as an aside, TLC please read that and apply it to your toa, kthnx). What we are giving you the ability to do is use the pieces for what they were molded as. Toa feet as, well, feet. Limb pieces as limbs. Etcetera.

Basically, laziness is not an excuse to build sucky MOCs. And you can't cover it up by throwing out a 'GOOD MOCS DON'T NEED TO BE CUSTOM!'. It won't work. However, if the artistic vision of the MOC involves using a pre-fab pieces for a purpose it was designed and moulded for, go for it (example: lower arms on WereFlo, many of Seran's legs, etc).

The anti-custom crusade is not an excuse to build Inika clones.

Just because TLC does it doesn't mean everyone else can.

(And TLC shouldn't either)
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QUOTE(Darth Vader @ Jun 26 2008, 10:35 PM)
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And, an MOC DOES NOT NEED TO BE CUSTOM

True, but this is also not an excuse to go out and build oodles of Toamods. When most of us discuss something 'not being custom' we're not giving free reign to just build different versions of the same thing (as an aside, TLC please read that and apply it to your toa, kthnx). What we are giving you the ability to do is use the pieces for what they were molded as. Toa feet as, well, feet. Limb pieces as limbs. Etcetera.

Basically, laziness is not an excuse to build sucky MOCs. And you can't cover it up by throwing out a 'GOOD MOCS DON'T NEED TO BE CUSTOM!'. It won't work. However, if the artistic vision of the MOC involves using a pre-fab pieces for a purpose it was designed and moulded for, go for it (example: lower arms on WereFlo, many of Seran's legs, etc).

The anti-custom crusade is not an excuse to build Inika clones.

Just because TLC does it doesn't mean everyone else can.

(And TLC shouldn't either)


Who's TLC? But, I agree. Yes, custom is good, yes, I like custom. But, I don't want people to be obsessed with it, and go crying out if an MOC isn't 100% custom.

I agree here too. Everyone should work on their MOCs. I read somewhere that you're supposed to spend 13 hours on one MOC. And, if you're just lazy, then you're right. That's a lame excuse, and shouldn't be used.

No it is not.

Who is he?


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Who is he?

TLC = TLG = The LEGO Group.
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Oh ok, thx!
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