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Manga, Manga, Manga, Manga, Manga, Manga!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 28 2006 · 52 views
Anime
well, I got two manga for christmas,
-Cowboy Bepop-Shooting Star
-Trigun Maximum
then I bought two at borders the next day,
-Neon Genesis Evangelion 3
-FullMetal Alchemist 3
and I borrowed a manga from the library,
-+Anima 2
and I also got this "manga" book for christmas. (I really don't like it. It is just comic claiming to be manga, it's left to right, they don't look anime-like. What it is is a book of 500 pages of people's comics, some good, some bad. Some seem like manga/anime, some very much not. It has some interesting stories, but it just doesn't have the manga feel. I'll read it, or some of it, just to be polite, then mark the good ones to lend out to friends. Honestly, I wish the gift giver had just gotten me the manga I had put on my wish list.)
Well, it was a good thought.

So I have five manga up in my room right now! (The book thing is under the tree with other stuff)

I finished +Anima, and Eva. (Oh, yeah, chapter 14 was a surprise...) (If only Rei smiled sometime, at all, it looks like it's getting close.)

So, that's my current Manga "schedule." I have to finish The World According to Garp soon (Like friday) for a book report (I wouldn't recommend this book), and I would like to finish Eragon before I see the movie on Saturday. Oh well.

Sorry for the rant.

Oh, and when I return from borders, there is an email saying buy two books, get one free. Arg!!!

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Christmas

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 28 2006 · 56 views
My Life Is Awesome
Well, I got some nice gifts for Christmas. (And why isn't anyone else blogging about their gifts?)

Anyway, my parents figured out how to get me a $50 Lego set that would take up the least amount of space: Lego Viking Chess! Pretty cool, especially with 24 Minifigs, 8 silver spears, 12 ax heads, and 10 swords. I might just have to use some of these. (Or I'll keep it together if I find someone to play with....)

I also got Dalu, but that is basically it for Lego, except my two friends and I exchange gifts on New Years Eve and they usually give me Lego. (My friend hinted too much at Axonn for me)

I also got a really nice leather jacket, a new 1 gig flash drive, the Star Wars Calander, manga, and money. (and some important stuff like Philmont and camping gear)

Well, that's about it. I'll use my money on manga, CD's, and any Barraki I don't get for Christmas or my birthday. (altough I only have one Inika....)

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Merry Naming Day!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 24 2006 · 42 views
My Life Is Awesome
We'll see if I'm lucky to get online tomorrow, so I'm posting anything christmas today.
To start, I made a topic about decorating your christmas tree, Link here, it's pretty fun.


Second, on the name of this entry, I'm giving this a little more bionicle feel. You know, naming day! In one of the bionicle Adventures books, someone talks of Mata Nui riding throught the chutes and giving presents to matoran, so...Merry Naming Day!

Well, in my family, there is the tradition of opening one present on Christmas Eve, so I opened one from my sister. It's this little, mini Godzilla/T-rex like keychain, and when you press a button/lever, his mouth opens, lights up, and he gives off a screme!

What I'm hoping for this Christmas:
-Philmont stuff
-Lego stuff (new, old, Bionicle, System)
-Calander (Star Wars)
-CD's (Big list, let's see what I get)
-New Flash Drive
-HAPPINESS, AND THAT EVERYONE HAS A GOOD TIME, AND IS CONTENT WITH THEIR GIFTS


So yesterday I had an idea, and MOCed today. It went pretty well, & looks cool. I'll post it later. I have about 7 MOCs currently built, and am running out of available pieces if I want to keep them all together (including the Fused Piraka). I still have a plethora of ideas, but none will work with the limit of pieces I have. I may have to start using premade Toa bodies, but those don't get many good reviews, so I'll steer away from that. Instead, I might start using System pieces. I have some Techinc bricks which will do well for attaching arms and legs, so I guess I'll try my hand at Fusion! I already got an idea.

Oh, what was funny, was at Christmas Eve Mass, I got some MOCing inspirations. I won't tell what, it'll be a surprise, but it's going to turn out nice if I get to it. I even had some ideas which will work well into this idea!

In KIE's blog entry, Sunny With a High of 75, we find out that KIE like's Reliant K. Although it's not that hot here in N. VA, I wish it was. Either that or 40 degrees colder. Yesterday it was 65, and today it was 55. Either make it nice, or make it snow. Please

Oh, speaking of music, some of the best Christmas Music is from the Trans Siberian Orchestra. My friend has two of their Christmas CD's, and they are great. The Lost Christmas Eve is really good, but Christmas Eve and other Stories has Carol of the Bells on it, their most famous tune. (Oh, The Calling has a Carol of the Bells, and that is awesome as well). So I recommend checking out The Lost Christmas Eve, and especially check out Wizards in Winter and Siberian Sleigh Ride

Oh, this is funny, but that one Christmas song can be changed a little...
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why:
Santa Claus is hunting you down...
ha!


Oh, Omi says we should thank the UPS and Fedex guys. Thanx!

Well, that's what's on my mind right now.

Merry Naming Day Christmas!

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Mech?

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 22 2006 · 63 views
LEGO
So as discussed earlier, I made a MOC, somewhat looking like a Mecha.
Well, you decide. Either way it's cool. But it does have that Bohrok eye for a head (altough I almost put on a Kanohi)

IPB Image

Pic2
Pic3

Please tell me what you think of it.

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Harry Potter 7 Title Announced!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 22 2006 · 58 views
My Life Is Awesome
That's right! Yesterday, I got an email from Borders giving me the name for Harry Potter Book 7. And the newspaper this morning confirmed it!

Drumroll please....
The name of the Seventh Harry Potter book is:


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows excl.gif


And it is rumored to come out on 7/7/07. Let's hope it's that or sooner!

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Avak Redone

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 21 2006 · 46 views
LEGO
Well, I mentioned it earlier, and here it is:
Avak
For Comic #4's contest, Inika vs. Piraka

So, what do you think?

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6:30

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 21 2006 · 37 views
My Life Is Awesome
I got woken up that early when my brother had to get up. Luckily I quickly got back to sleep.

As for yesterday:
-Breakfast (w/ Voyager)
-Snickerdoodle cookies
-MOCed/took pix of Avak and Matoro for contest
-Lunch (w/ Voyager)
-wrap little sister's gift (a Hello Kitty Calander)
-Read Eragon

Today:
-Breakfast (w/ Voyager)
-Played on Computer
-Retook pix of Avak and Matoro (the other ones were bad)
-MOCed a cool Mech with gun (actually, my first Mech)
-Lunch (w/ Voyager)
-Wraped little brother's gift (I can't tell now, just in case he reads this while it is up. Bug me about it and I'll remember to tell after Christmas)
-Got online--Now!

Oh, I also made some cool instructions for making a Bionicle Christmas Tree ornament. I'm about to post that topic....

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Boldly Going Nowhere

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 19 2006 · 52 views
My Life Is Awesome
So while I have the home to myself this week...

Spike is having a Star Trek: Voyager marathon all this week. So I watch that during breakfast and lunch. To me it's great because I never watched much of Star Trek, but now I'm getting into it because Spike puts it on. Before Voyager, I was watching TNG and DS9 when I had the chance. And after the new year Spike will start showing Voyager regularly.

Oh, I'm a big Star Wars fan, so I can't let any of my friends or my Star Wars club see this blog. (I'm the President of my school's SW club.)

Yeah, I like both, but I'll side on the Jedi side of a Trekki/Jedi fight. (Just don't toss Stargate in there...)

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2:30

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 19 2006 · 47 views
My Life Is Awesome
That's the time I stayed in my pajamas to today. I got out of bed at 9 (set my alarm, I wanted to do stuff). Had breakfast. Made some more cookies (to my family's request). Built Avak for said contest (see previous blog entry). Had lunch. Changed (so I could ride my bike to Home Depot for gluing Lego Bricks together, and to Barnes and Noble) Plus my mom was coming home. (did I mention I have the house to myself 8-3 this week, until thrusday!) Read some of Eragon (because I want to read the book before I see the movie)

I'll try to post pix of Avak tomorrow.

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10 A M (and Matoro Moc)

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 18 2006 · 90 views
My Life Is Awesome
Ten ay em

That's the time I got up this morning. Christmas Break started at 2:50 last Friday, and now I got to sleep in (finally)
I usually only sleep in till 9, but today was different.

So I got up, had breakfast, MOCed, had lunch, made cookies for my Boy Scout Troop's Court of Honor tonight, and now I'm online.

I MOCed Toa Matoro, for that Bionecle comic contest on an Inika vs a Piraka.
I built him, and am really happy. Except for some chest armor. So I did a little revamp. And now I can't decide on which is better.
Can anyone reading this help me?
view here

I would like some advice as to which is better, or perhaps a better piece instead?


I might set my alarm for 9 tomorrow morning.



Q&A:
*The contest was announced in the back of comic 4. A battle scene between an Inika and a Piraka. (And a story about it). It didn't exactly tell what to do, so I'm MOCing two characters, and I'll have lots of fire around them (like lava)
*The pic to the right was my first idea.
*I put the slizer feet on the joints to act as fingers. That is what others have done. Although if you don't think it looks like a good idea, then I might take them off. But I thought fingers might look good.


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Secret Santa Part 2

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 17 2006 · 64 views
My Life Is Awesome
So tonight my youth group got together for a christmas dinner. We also did a "White Elephant" gift exchange. (see below) I brought home a bag of very nice chocolates. The trouffel balls with the soft chocolate in the middle. Got a dozen of those.

I gave six tic-tac cases. Wrapped up long-ways.

Anyway, the rules for white elephant if you havn't played before:
1 bring unmarked, wrapped gift in set price range (for this, $5)
2 everyone puts gifts in middle
3 draw numbers
4 number 1 goes first, and picks a gift. Unwraps it and shows everyone
5 number 2 can either steal that gift or unwrap another
6 continue, stealing or unwraping another gift. If "number 2" (or three, etc) steals, then that person stolen from can steal another gift or unwrap another
7 once everyone has a gift, then number 1 gets to steal anything*
8 VERY IMPORTANT: HAVE FUN!!!
* after 3 steals, that gift is "locked" and can't be stolen again.

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Sumorahk

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 16 2006 · 67 views
LEGO
So, remember that MOC I made and was all excited about?
Here it is!
Sumorahk
IPB Image

Pic 2
He seemed to have had a very nice time with Vezok and Reidak (although this doesn't seem to be possible)

I basically replaced some rahkshi parts to make a stronger looking rahkshi, but kept with the feel (like body, and back)
Should I post this in the BBC forum, or is this too basic?

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A Talkback-- Piraka Fusion Instructions

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 15 2006 · 223 views
LEGO
Hey! I made instrucions for my Piraka Fusion MOC.
Folder Here
I would specifically suggest:
The Hand
and
The Staff

And since it seems that the Talkback Topic isn't properly linked at the time, go ahead and use this to give any comments you might have until staff does something about the link. (But, staff, please do fix it, and don't rely on this) (hey, Omi, how about you start one?)

I would also like this to be the place for discussion for my MOC in general.

(The News Article)

Thanx, and enjoy!


Answers/comments:
It'd be cool if it was a set, along with Krakua.

Major sets used were Keetongu, and Thok (althought Vezok might work)
You'll also need some keetorange joints, hordika armor, and 6 hordika knecks.
The piece pointed to for the tail is a technic watch piece. (I wanted to use it in a MOC)
I think everything else is pretty much can be seen from pix and is basic enough I don't need to expand on it.
On note of the tail-joint-breaking problem: I have used this style of connecting before and have only had one or two joints break, and then they are still usable. Don't be too rough, and ease the rod in. (some people also don't like the tail, so of course you don't have to put it on, but then he may have trouble standing up)


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Secret Santa!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 15 2006 · 44 views
LEGO
So my history class did a secret santa for the past two weeks, and the person who had me was awesome! Aside from three whole candy bars for last week's small gift, this week I got the Exo-Force Grand Titan and Stealth Hunter!

Well, I already had Stealth Hunter, so I started building Grand Titan in class! (Keep in mind I'm 16, and a Junior) It was cool for my LEGO fanness to be revealed to the whole class, as everyone there is just like, "wow, he's actually building it" But they were supportive, saying things like "He'll have that done it five minutes" and just shouting across the room "how's it going, Ben?" and I'd give a thumbs up and keep looking for the next piece. (It was a little hard, because I had a small building area, pieces in bags, and a slanted desk)

Well, anyway, here is Grand Titan at home on my dresser (as seen in my Giant Zamor blog, check it out)

I hope to exchange Stealth Hunter for Takeshi's next battle maching early next year. But I don't have a receit, so should I return it now or wait a month? (serously, I would like some advice)

Other Secret Santa gifts (to others) were SpaceBalls and fancy Chocolate.

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Need Volunteers

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Dec 14 2006 · 42 views
LEGO
I need a volunteer. A couple perhaps, and someone that knows how and wants to send an email to BZPower news.

And perhaps a non staff member, just so some regular members can get some credit.


I can't tell you what it is all about, but I mentioned news and this is in my Lego category, so...

WHO WANTS TO VOLUNTEER!?!?!

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Thanx to all who volunteered! (Sorry, Arpy, but you jumped on the bandwagon a little too late, but thanx anyway)

What I wanted was someone to report that I had uploaded Piraka Fusion instructions (because I thought if I did, the staff would want me to just make a topic)

Well, what are you waiting for, Check it out here!
-CF







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