Anyway, today is the first day of my Easter break. It will end on the 15th. Between now and then here is what I plan on doing: (List subject to change without your notice)
Work on Eagle Project stuff
Work on Scout stuff
MOC? Maybe, but I might not have much time
Sakura Matsuri--DC Cherry Blossom Japenese Street Festival
WAMALUG meeting (in which I will bring in Bionicle MOCs to the members' dissapointment)
Sleep in late!
Squeeze in some more MOCing
And of course...BZPower!
Work on Scout/Eagle Stuff
Where will I drive first? I'd love to say the Tyson's Lego Store (the one near BF06, KIE, Omi), but I don't have time right now. What I do need is a plain white (or black) hat so I can sew a BF patch onto it. So I guess my first trip will be to Michael's along Route 7 and 50 (and I might just happen to go to Barnes and Noble right behind it on Route 50, although I don't have
Or I'll drive to a friend's house.
Anyway, IMO, the best prank BZP has done so far is VahkiPower. The best way to show you this is probably by linking you to Binky's brickshelf folder with screenshots of VP itself. This was fun, because I actually freaked out, which was fun, and for weeks leading up to it this mysterious "Hapori Dume" was hovering the forums, (he, BTW, has the highest post count, although he barely posted). Totally fun day, I wonder what will happen tomorrow?
As promised, I have last year's prank news bulletin. (I saved it to my computer)
The notes below were transcribed from copies of handwritten notes and first-stage design concepts. We apologize if some of the information is inaccurate, not every word was completely legible.
Marketing: BIONICLE sells mostly to boys. We're missing half the market! Get some "girl" products out ASAP.
R&D: Tough assignment, but we've got a few ideas.
1. "My Little Rahi" - Add some hair, a few brushes and claw buffing nail files, and we think this will appeal to the adolescent female demographic. Colors are pink, fuschia, purple, yellow. Avoid strong reds and greens. Use lots of sparkly bits.
Marketing: Good start. How about tween add-ons, like Rahi claw fingernail extensions and nail polish?
2. "Piraka Tea Party" - Need to strike while this iron's hot. Special set of all six Piraka, only in pastel hues, and the spines transforme into ponytails. Includes oval table and place settings for six. Matoran servants sold separately.
Marketing: What about packaging?
Brand Manager: Cross-sell with Clikits.
Finance: We need tie-ins with other LEGO themes to minimize design and mold cost. What can you do in this respect?
R&D: We've dredged up some other, less popular themes to use as tie-ins. See below.
3. "Bohrok Raiders" - Crystal miners run into sleeping Bohrok, who awake and cause havoc on the far-flung mining planet. Other creatures made of stone get in the middle of the chaos. Hilarity ensues.
Marketing: Weak. Sounds like a bad sitcom.
Brand Manager: Back-burner for now. Keep in back pocket in case other product lines tank.
Marketing: We need to think outside the box. C'mon, where else can we leverage the brand?
Promotions: Have had successful discussions with US car manufacturers about cross-licensing potentials.
4. "Ford Tahu" - 5-passenger sedan with grille molded in the shape of Tahu Nuva's mask. Optional life-size fire swords an extra feature. Real Corinthean leather interior.
Marketing: Who do we sell it to? Target audience doesn't drive.
Promotions: Have you ever listened to a 12-year-old try to get what they want? They'll whine to their parents until their ears bleed, and then Dad will trade in the minivan for one of these.
Marketing: Point taken.
Brand Manager: Agreed.
Marketing: It occurs that we're being greedy with the license. We can sublicense other companies to do some of the gruntwork for us. See below for a design from a Canadian company.
Brand Manager: Ugly prototype. When will the final design be ready?
1. Marketing: That IS the final design. It's called "MEGAToa".
[picture of a couple of Lego bricks built to look standing and have stubby arms] Brand Manager: Oh. Well, slap some lipstick on that pig and let's move some product.
R&D: Our biogenetics department has come up with something cool: do-it-yourself cybergenetic grafting technology. "Become a Toa!" There's still some work to be done on motor control and weapons governing, but we're very close. As soon as we find a non-permanent method of grafting masks onto a face, we're there.
Brand Manager: Sounds a little extreme.
R&D: We've gotta compete with video games and virtual reality somehow.
Brand Manager: What else have ya got?
Marketing: BIONICLE-language books. If we take all the boring stuff, like Hemingway, and translate it into BIONICLE language characters, maybe we'll increase the literacy rate. It's more of a public service than profit product.
Brand Manager: Go for it.
Marketing: Got a prototype for the next villain: "Vahbiyo" are big, vain, and have long flowing manes. Good looking, but stupid.
Brand Manager: Excellent! Love it. What else?
Marketing: Just one more thing, another cross-branding promo. I give you two words: "BIONICLE toothbrush."
Brand Manager: What, are you kidding me?
Happy April Fool's everybody. (and if I were you I'd head over to T-Hybrid's
And yes, that's Binky's blog. Great guy, great blog, and I recommend it to everybody.
edit: In other news, I just updated my board settings for daylight savings time
The Barakii are awesome, and they have pieces I really needed (like Pridak's white double-joints)
I can't wait to start MOCing with them, and so far I combined the two.
Oh, also, I guess it's obvious I didn't win GregF's contest, so I don't see any reason to tell my guesses, but I would like to share that I guessed Hewkii would have the Mask of Gravity (it seems some of these masks are from Kal powers. Weird how some masks are also elemental powers). I think this because I have been wondering what would be up with him, being that storyline wise the stone guys are supposed to sink in water. So his mask of gravity makes up for that.
I was so sure of my other answers as well! Too bad....
Just wondering if you like it, hate it, tried it, and/or want to drop an A-bomb on it.
I started pretty much once the Washington Post got it, and do it every now and then. I enjoy it when I play, and also like some different variations, such as when it's not 3X3 boxes but weird shapes.
This is definitely an entry waiting eagerly for your replies.
It's written in the perspective of an OoMN member. There is some great info in there, such as some stuff regarding the Toa Mata in the Mata Nui chapter. That chapter is great, really brought back '01.
But the Mata Nui section didn't mention the Rahi Nui, and I think it should. (to GregF if he's reading this)
Yeah, go get it!
I woke up feeling horible. After a small breakfast, I went to go lay down and relax as my family got ready to go to work and school.
I watched "The Day After Tomorrow" (because my dad was sick and wanted it), then probably slept a little, then watched Fullmetal Alchemist after a lunch. Now I decided to pop in Harry Potter 3.
And I've been getting plenty of water.
The worst part about missing school (or at least high school) is now I have a bunch of work/tests to make up tomorrow and friday. (and I missed the National French Exam. ) Good thing I didn't have any clubs today, but I'm going to have to miss Youth Group tonight.
Well, guys, you know what would make me feel better? Commenting on Toa Sparaku (and then voting for him)
I should get back to my couch.
anyway, -removed- to random quotes/stuff.
(don't be surprised if some of these end up in my "Quote of the Day")
That site had some religious content I'm afraid.
Thanks, sorry about that. Don't worry guys! You'll still see plenty of those appropriate random quotes to your right!
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