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Back In Time

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , in BZPower Oct 30 2013 · 139 views



Back in time to my birthday, in fact!
 
NOW EVERYBODY GIVE ME PRESENTS AGAIN.
 
So I guess I'm kinda glad I haven't blogged or posted much in the past few months, because I lost pretty much nothing. That's not to say I haven't been up to anything interesting, I'm just lazy.
My condolences to those of you who weren't lazy, and as a result lost a bunch of posts and stuff. (Honestly though, I'm so sorry :C)
 
Expect blog entries about some, all, or none of the following topics in the near future:
  • Pokemon
  • Weird Al Yankovic
  • Pumpkin (if it turns out good, I still haven't picked a design)
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Ponies
  • Doctor Who
  • Other Things
Alternatively, if you're too impatient to wait for my blog entries here, you could just stalk me on Twitter like everyone else, because I'm actually pretty active there.
 
~ (A VTOAHMKEARH)


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My OTP

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , in Ponies Jul 26 2013 · 208 views
I SHIP IT
 I dare you to find a more fitting ship than this. IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.
 
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My video is actually about Bionicle!

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , in BZPower Jul 25 2013 · 127 views
Laaaaaaaa~, Laaalalalalalalala and 2 more...
I figured I'd hop on the bandwagon and toss up a random YouTube video from my old account!
 

 
*By "old account", I mean I don't post new videos to this account anymore, but I still use it for all my subscriptions/likes/favorites.


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Totally Officially Finally 100% Confirmed for BrickFair

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , in BZPower Jul 19 2013 · 167 views
BRICKFAIR, HERE I COME, AWW YEAH and 2 more...
Many of you already knew I wasn't gonna let BrickFair VA 2013 pass me by, I just wanted to drop by and let you guys know that as of THIS MINUTE, the last details of my trip have been finalized and paid for!
If you're anywhere remotely near the DC area and are free on August 3rd or 4th, BE THERE (early) OR BE SQUARE.
 
Oh, and on an unrelated note, I just noticed the other day that my 10th anniversary here on BZPower was this past July 7th! I was planning to wax poetic about how much this site has affected me in positive ways and given me such an awesome group of lifelong friends, but I kinda did that already on my 2012 retrospective.
 
At least I have a Tohu spinny and you don't, neener neener. :nahnah:
 
~ (A VTOAHMKEARH)


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Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , in Video Games Jun 30 2013 · 179 views

I haven't outright mentioned it here yet, but I do have Animal Crossing: New Leaf! I figured I'd toss a short entry on here to let you guys know if you didn't already.
 
I'm the mayor of a nice little town called Everfree (Here's my town flag). Nice villagers, nice building layout. I've got a big ol' orchard of every single fruit up in the corner of my town too.
 
Mostly been working on collecting everything (furniture, clothing, fish+bugs+fossils), paying off town enhancements (I should have Brewster's Cafe funded by tonight), etc. Not so much actual design or town decoration yet, that comes later.
 
Unfortunately, due to my firewall, I'm unable to play online multiplayer on AC:NL from my home network at the moment until I figure out the port to unblock, so I'm going to hold off on giving out my friend code for now. Unless of course you guys just want my code regardless, for when I get it working, or for one of my other games which do work over WiFi.
 
Now, back to bell grinding, and mourning the death of Google Reader tomorrow!
 
~ (A VTOAHMKEARH)


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Brickworld 2013

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Jun 14 2013 · 97 views

So... Pretty late question, I know, but anyone here going to be at Brickworld Chicago tomorrow?

I plan to be there (during public hours) as usual, so in the off chance a fellow attendee spots this blog entry, look out for the guy in the dark green BZPower shirt and the backpack, walking around snapping photos of every single MOC with my phone. If you see me, stop me and say hi!

Sadly there are never very many BZP members I've been able to find at the smaller Brickworld convention (I only met one member last year), but that's why I also plan to be at Brickfair VA this August. So many fun shenanigans to be had at the BZPower booth. (Srsly, if you live near the D.C. area or otherwise can afford the travel, GO TO BRICKFAIR. It is so much fun.)


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Two-Year Brony Anniversary!

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , in Ponies Mar 29 2013 · 217 views

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On the night of March 29th, 2011, I started watching MLP:FiM at the behest of Takuma Nuva, and I was pretty much immediately hooked. Two years worth of regular brony meetups, brony voice acting projects, and one brony convention later, it's interesting to see how simply being a part of the brony community for these two years has impacted my life in significant (and largely positive) ways.
 
You guys might remember my 1st Brony Anniversary entry here last year, where I posted a vocal cover of Season 2's "The Flim Flam Brothers" song. Not to disappoint (I hope), I've recorded another cover for this year!
 
"Which song?", you may ask. Well, sadly, the half-length Season 3 didn't really have any decent lengthy songs worth a cover version like last year. But then, while browsing around, I happened upon an interesting track.
 
A 7-minute fanmade mashup/medley of virtually every MLP song from Seasons 1-3. Yeah, that'll do the trick.

So here you have it, my complete vocal cover of KPAT Music's MLP:FiM Season 1-3 Medley. Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

 

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*Hands you invitation*

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , in BZPower, Ponies Jan 30 2013 · 194 views

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Thiiis is your singing telegram, I hope it finds you well!

You're invited to a party, 'cause we think you're really swell.

 

Turakii's turning 21, so help us celebrate,

The cake will be delicious, the festivities first-rate!

 

There will be games and dancing, bob for apples, cut a rug,

And when the party's over we'll gather 'round for a group hug!

 

There's no need to bring a gift, just a post will be enough,

Birthdays mean having fun with friends, not getting lots of stuff.

 

It won't be the same without you, so we hope that you'll say yes,

Oh please, oh please R.S.V.P., and come and be our guest!




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Better Than Pokémon

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Jan 08 2013 · 227 views
(At least the show) and 2 more...

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Oh yeah. I went there.

 

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In all honesty, though, I can't wait to get Pokémon X/Y. A 3DS-native game is long overdue, if you ask me.

~ (A VTOAHMKEARH)


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2012 in Retrospect

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , in srs entry, Ponies, BZPower Dec 31 2012 · 133 views

This past year has had its ups and downs, good times and bad, as any year would; but overall, it's been one of my most awesome, memorable, and accomplished years of my life. Not only because of things that happened and cool events I attended, but especially in personal growth.

I'm going to admit, I've always been a lurker online. That is to say, I've been content to join forums and websites, browse them almost daily, but rarely (if ever) actually post or contribute anything. I'm especially guilty of this on BZP, but also countless other websites and communities I've been a part of. I've always been too nervous and worried I wouldn't fit in, even on a website dedicated to a common interest (such as BZP). Really, it's a miracle I managed to get such an awesome close circle of BZP best friends, considering my infrequent (read: virtually nonexistent) activity here. This year, I actually started working to change that. You may not have noticed, but this blog has had more entries this year alone than from all entries in 2008-2011 combined.

Why the sudden change? Well, as ridiculous as it sounds, I owe it to the brony community. Although I was initially a lurker there too, the supportive atmosphere slowly convinced me to get more involved this year; to participate in discussions, and eventually even a few collaborative projects. I gained friendships, experience, and most importantly, confidence in my ability to contribute my humor, insight, and skills in any online community (not just among my closest friends).

In 2012, I went from almost no online activity to the point where I'm confident enough to record songs and even voice act for collaborative projects (more on that when it's completed).

Prior to this year, my actual social life also suffered. I had next to no real-life friends, and I was too introverted and shy to attempt to meet people. Thanks to a good friend convincing me, I got over that and started attending my local brony meetups (which are not as much about pony as they are about hanging out, playing video games, doing general fun stuff together) and got to meet people my age, with similar interests to my own. I'm still far from being a socialite, and I still get pretty nervous and uncomfortable in social situations, but I now have real-life friends who like me for who I am, and I'm not quite so terrified of meeting new people anymore. It sounds sort of pathetic, but I feel it's a huge step forward for me and I couldn't be happier.

In 2012, I went from almost no real-life friends, to about two dozen friends I hang out with on a fairly regular basis.

How does BZP tie into all this? Well, if it weren't for my newfound confidence in myself both online and in real life, I probably would never have attended BrickFair VA and finally met some of my longtime best friends (and all you other awesome bros). Seriously, if Brickfair took place just six months earlier, I probably wouldn't have had the guts to go at all. Also, it would have been February and cold and miserable, so there's that too.

All in all, 2012 was a great year of growth, self-improvement, and friendships. I hope 2013 is even better!
 

Here's a recap of some cool 2012 things!






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Who Is Avohkah Tamer?

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Name: David
Age: 24
Location: Illinois
Profession: IT Support Technician
Religion: Christian
Best Pony: Twilight Sparkle
Favorite Word: Defenestration
Interests: Computers, Video Games, Music, Ponies, LEGO, BIONICLE

Video Games:
PC: Valve games (TF2, Portal 1-2, HL2, L4D2), Minecraft, Mirror's Edge, LEGO games
DS: Metroid: Prime Hunters, Super Mario 64 DS, Mario Kart DS, Elite Beat Agents, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 1-2
3DS: Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Ocarina of Time 3D, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon X, Tomodachi Life
Wii: Super Mario Galaxy 1-2, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii
Wii U: Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8

Music:
Artists: Tally Hall, Jonathan Coulton, Jukebox the Ghost, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Lemon Demon, Cake, Weezer, The Beatles, Apocalyptica, Hans Zimmer, Murray Gold
Pony: Daniel Ingram, William Anderson, Steffan Andrews, Glaze, The Living Tombstone, DJ Alex S., PinkiePieSwear, SoGreatAndPowerful, Makkon, MandoPony, Replacer
Types/Genres: Video Game Soundtracks, TV/Movie Soundtracks, Alternative/Indie Rock, some Electronic/Dubstep (when done right), some Orchestral, some Classic Rock, some Jazz, some J-Pop/Rock, some Bluegrass/Folk

TV:
Current: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Gravity Falls, Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Person of Interest, Arrested Development, The Walking Dead, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Psych, Sword Art Online
Old Favorites: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Death Note, Teen Titans, Invader Zim, Digimon (seasons 1-4), Stargate: SG-1, Firefly, Code Lyoko, Code Lyoko: Evolution, Fringe, Breaking Bad, Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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