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Hundreds of Crimson Seeds



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Big Hero 6

Posted by Pomegranate , Oct 23 2014 · 133 views

Got to bring my best friend with me to an early screening of Big Hero 6, my school hooked us up. It was really good, I was so impressed. Some really good storytelling there, and while the animation obviously wasn't Pixar, it was still pretty superb, they really put a lot of focus on bringing out every motion and those were some beautiful designs and textures for basically everything. I feel like the culture blend wasn't necessary as it didn't really play much into the actual movie, but it didn't end up sticking out like a sore thumb and I think it worked alright. Unfortunately there was that one group of people who were talking and laughing the entire time, especially during the really tense moments, so I probably would've cried at a few scenes if the vibe wasn't ruined. There was no pointless romantic subplot which was soooo refreshing and they really made every character shine. Loooved it, it's definitely as good as the trailers make it out to be (and it's not too silly, which I was relieved to see!) And the stinger at the end was amazing, everyone loved it. Real treat for Marvel fans.

Movie comes out November 7th (in the US) I think, so I recommend it if you wanna see a really good animated flick, and especially if you enjoy superhero kinda stuff 'cause it's hard not to love the action and designs and stuff.

In other news, my day was an absolute rollercoaster, but to sum it up: I pulled an all nighter doing homework, but passed out 10 minutes before I had to get ready to leave and overslept and missed my History midterm, and cried from frustration, then found out the teacher cancelled class today and the midterm got moved to next week. I got to school in time for my next class, but someone pointed out that I had a popped vessel in my eye, which is a bummer, cause scenarios involving my eyes and blood rate pretty high on my nightmare scale. Then I was afraid our teacher would keep us twenty minutes later than necessary as usual and I wouldn't make it to the movie theater in time, but then Maya crashed on him right at the proper end of class and I got out :P So, it started out as literally the worst possible day, and ended up going way better than expected. Phew.


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Bricklink questions

Posted by Pomegranate , in 2014 Onwards! Oct 22 2014 · 162 views

Hey, so, I'm interested in buying a ton of parts and maybe sets off Bricklink sometime soon, probably by next week, but I've never used it before. Is there anything I need to know about how it works? I was curious as to how fast the orders arrive, and what I should expect with that process. Also maybe some general tips on what some really good parts to get for MOCing are? I've been out of the loop on anything that wasn't Bionicle for years; what're some new super handy Technic bits from the last couple years?

Thanks for the help, whoever responds!


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Tempting Fate

Posted by Pomegranate , in 2014 Onwards! Oct 21 2014 · 104 views

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You cannot disqualify me, for I am Nothing.




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It has begun

Posted by Pomegranate , in 2014 Onwards! Oct 20 2014 · 91 views

I just cleared off my entire work desk, the only thing on it is my computer setup in one corner. Under my desk are several bins of Lego.

I stared my mother in the eye as I said goodbye, and spilled a big bag of Technic pieces onto the glass tabletop.

This is now the site of my Battle for the Gold Mask building project.

November's gonna be a long month.

Good luck everyone!

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Play well.


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Into uncharted territory

Posted by Pomegranate , in 2014 Onwards! Oct 20 2014 · 69 views

That territory being Lego Digital Designer. Finally got around to downloading it! Can't wait to try it out. If I like it and get it to export properly to Maya, I might submit a LDD entry to the big contest.
NEVERMIND LDD IS SUPER WEIRD AND LIMITED I AM ABANDONING THAT SHIP RIGHT NOW :P

I love building with my hands so that's definitely my priority, though. Also, I'm currently working with a friend on a replica of several buildings from Diagon Alley in Maya for my animation class, so that's my 3D priority anyways. Priorities everywhere, woohoo.

My big dilemma is whether or not to dismantle my current MOCs and rebuilt sets to scrap them for parts, 'cause I've obviously put a lot of good builds and pieces to use already. I'm more interested in rebuilding old sets so I don't think I'll miss my MOCs that much, and then I can just dismantle whatever I build after the contest is over to rebuild the sets I took apart. I can just make a list of the parts I need to keep track of or something.

I immediately had this really neat idea, but I don't know how I'll do it or if it'll look good. Probably not. Still worth a try ^^

I'm really excited about this contest, I don't even care about winning it's just so fun :P


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Putting the 'ship' in Friendship

Posted by Pomegranate , in 2014 Onwards! Oct 18 2014 · 151 views

I was listening to all these romancey Dido songs and imagining all these situations involving me and my best friend to go with the music and it took me a couple songs until I realized I actually have a girlfriend who I love very much and why is she not the subject of these daydream music videos? :P

I am way too close with my friends this is getting ridiculous


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Back from NYCC!

Posted by Pomegranate , in 2014 Onwards! Oct 11 2014 · 187 views

I went to NYCC on Friday and I am exhausted. My shoulder is absolutely destroyed and bruised from carrying my heavy bag on it for 11 hours. But it was sooo worth it. I met the author of The Looking Glass Wars, one of my favorite book series, and he is just an adorable guy, he was thrilled when I told him that I read the books in middle school 'cause he loves that so many kids enjoyed his stories and got inspired. I also met Randall Monroe, the xkcd author, and he signed a book for my best friend and I gave it to him as a birthday present and he was overjoyed so I think I won this birthday :P I got a ton of comics and books signed, and bought some cool books and posters. My best friend and two close friends also got up on stage at the Just Dance 2015 thing and did the Tetris dance and it was hilarious, no ragrets. Also, I was at the Resident Evil Revelations 2 panel and the 35 Years of Aliens panel, and got to play Monster Hunter 4. I don't really wanna go into the details of everything but I had a really, really great time ^^

I of course made a beeline for the Bionicle display and it was awesome, just, so awesome. Got my picture taken with my best friend next to the Mask of Creation statue, and got the Pohatu and Kopaka posters (Im assuming all the others are available on different days on the convention?) and I got two of the exclusive transparent Tahu masks :D I don't know just how exclusive they are 'cause I heard they gave those away at Lego Store too (wish I knew about that, 'cause I would've stopped by there after school on Thursday and if I wasn't let in I'd have at least have had the opportunity to meet some BZP folks, oh well) and the ones I got say theres only 1500, but I'm not sure if it means produced at all or just given away at this particular convention. If anyone knows about that, I'd like to know, 'cause I'm curious. I got to see the Toa which were on display there, and they really do look even better in person. I can't wait until January because I'm definitely buying every single one of them! I had a quick chat with Bionicle fan while I was waiting for pictures but didn't get a chance to ask their name or anything, so if it happened that one of you were at NYCC yesterday at the Bionicle space and talking to some nerd in a yellow Star Trek uniform around 10:20ish, speak up :P

Unfortunately I was rushing around and didn't get a chance to really admire the sets and burn them into my memory or anything, so I can't tell if Pohatu's limbs really are greenish or yellow like in the promotional images.

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And these pics are just my loot and my autographed stuff

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The Bionicle space had that Legend of Okoto video playing on a loop on a big screen, so it was very cute to see young kids standing and watching it, I think they were really into it, and it was awesome to see a lot of staff running around working for the Bionicle booth 'cause it made everything feel so real and like it really was happening. Even though the leaks have been out for months and months, it felt like a dream until now.

I wonder if it's possible to dye the transparent Haus different colors like someone did with the Purple Kaukaus... that would be incredible :D With all the transparent limb and armor parts in Bionicle 2015 and in recent CCBS sets, it'd probably make for some super cool MOCs ^^


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NYCC in the morning

Posted by Pomegranate , Oct 09 2014 · 70 views

And I am so excited oh my god

I'm going in my TNG starfleet uniform, like I did 3 years ago, so it should be fun. Gonna get a bunch of comics signed, finally meet Randall Monroe and get him to sign his book for my best friend (we went to his book signing last month, but my friend was broke so I gave him my book to sit in on the talk and get it signed while I waited outside; he's nice as heck so he got it signed with my name first then his name, and he hasn't picked it up to read yet. So I'm gonna get him his own copy, with his name signed in big letters :D) and probably sit on a Doctor Who panel or something. I really wish I thought ahead and got my DVDs back from my friend, 'cause then I could go get them signed by Michael Dorn aka the voice of Mata Nui, and get a picture taken with him and my my Mata Nui figure. That would've been brilliant. Wish I thought of it earlier. Oh well, I'll catch him at another convention I guess ^^ It's gonna be so fuuunnnnnn woo

Also the Bionicle news is amazing. I'm overjoyed. And those sets are beautiful :D


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Grammartastic Coincidence

Posted by Pomegranate , in 2014 Onwards! Oct 09 2014 · 108 views

So, our History of Film professor sent out this email yesterday...

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He has great timing :P

He send out emails like this almost every week; last week it was about how if he hears anyone refer to him by anything other than his first name, they will automatically fail the class. It's like the teacher equivalent of angry vagueblogging :P


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So... about that stuff

Posted by Pomegranate , in 2014 Onwards! Sep 29 2014 · 122 views

Some new stuff came up today

And all I'm gonna say is that they are beautiful and I am so so so so happy and I want to scream :D

I'm gonna buy 'em all and nobody can stop me


In other news, I finished HIMYM just now. I cried like a baby. I was sobbing and blowing my nose and making those ugly crying noises for like 10 minutes at least. I got it spoiled for me so I knew what was coming and I still wasn't ready. I'm gonna start crying again if I think about it for too long.






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