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Change Of Plans

Posted by TNTOS , Jan 20 2010 · 24 views
Glatorian Chronicles
I've decided to change the plot of the sixth Glatorian Chronicles, currently titled Escaping the Silent Death. While Branar will still be the main character and primary viewpoint character, I think instead I will have the story take place after the events of TLR and focus on what he did after the movie. Will probably have him encounter the battera, though no plans are set in stone at the moment.

Also, AUA is coming along fairly well. Nowhere near completion yet, of course, but it's coming steadily along, and I have to say that I am much more pleased with how this draft is turning out than the last two. I think it will be the darkest of the Shika Trilogy, though, but that's not necessarilly a bad thing.

I've decided to continue the GC series after the sixth one. The seventh one will feature Ackar as the main viewpoint character and will take place during the Core War. I cannot give any other details just yet, however; don't want to spoil it all at once, now do I?

But based on the summary I have written for it, I think it will be pretty fun to write and could become a short epic similar to The Fallen Warrior, though I can't say for sure at the moment.

-TNTOS-



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The Project

Posted by TNTOS , Jan 07 2010 · 29 views
Shika Trilogy
Hello, my fellow BZPers and bloggers. Today I'd like to post some plans and information on a fanfic crossover that Tahu: Spirit of the Mist and I were planning on writing but just recently scrapped for reasons that we will go into below. With permission from Tahu I am now going to post what little we had planned and why we are not going to be working on it anymore:

"The Project," as I later dubbed it, was first proposed to me by Tahu: Spirit of the Mist on September 28, 2009. His basic premise was the characters from my fanfic series, the Shika Trilogy, would meet the characters from his own epic, The Mask of Dimensional Gates. I agreed to it and we began planning as soon as possible. We decided that we would write it sometime later on, since we were a bit busy with our other writing projects at the moment, but we were determined to write it just the same.

However, due to my later lack of interest in the Project and Tahu's own decling interest in BIONICLE itself we dropped the Project a few days ago. We will not write it, nor will we do any planning on it in the future. It's a bit of a shame, really, but for reasons mentioned above there was no reason to continue planning. So now I will reveal some actual plot information on it, with a summary provided by Tahu:

QUOTE(proposed plot for the Project)
Toa are mostly scarce within the universe.

Xhin dispatches the Toa Naram (Jaagand, Jualsan, Nolka, Bahlka, Kerah, and Tavra) on a mission in the jungle south of Coryuga, for there had been a lot of strange things happening there. So they go there, where they find a pool of purplish liquid. The pool is glowing from the bottom. Nolka uses her Elda in order to find out what the glow is, but finds nothing but a light. So, the Toa leave it alone. They try to go around it. However, before they can, it erupts, grabs them, and pulls them under.

Just as they go underneath the surface, they find themselves in a small Matoran village. Strangely, many of the village huts have been set aflame, with many villagers fleeing. They enter the village, weapons drawn, and find 5 Toa (the Shika) fighting two beings. The Shika successfully fight the beings off, and then Addis sees the Naram, the latter of whom are all wearing cloaks. The Toa Shika then mistake the Naram as being evil. However, they are corrected, and Jaagand decides to ask who the two beings were. Addis replies saying that they were "just about the world's biggest problem: Drighkens."


It was myself who gave an explanation for how the Toa Naram and Toa Shika could meet without contradicting either of our stories, considering the very different situations our characters were currently in:

The Project would have taken place in an entirely separate continuity from the Shika Trilogy and The Mask of Dimensional Gates, but would have shared the same characters from both universes. That way, the Toa Naram could have met the Toa Shika without having to go into a lengthy explanation as to how this is possible, and vice versa. Solves a lot of plot issues with both of our epics very easily IMO.

Some information on what the Drighkens, the primary antagonists of the Project, are, courtesy of their creator, Tahu: Spirit of the Mist, as well as some other information regarding the Project's plot:

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"Drighken" was the name of the Toa Karda of Ice in one of my old stories. He had turned evil, gone through many different mutations, and then, after a while, he became good again. He was the ruler of Tahyungusta, and even killed one of his teammates (Kerahn, whose name was then spelled "K-e-r-a-n").

In this universe, Drighkens are are the Tahyungustans who worshipped Drighken, the Toa. After a while, they became a tribe of primitive, thin and tall humanoids who have long, slender heads, and carry crude blades and spears as weaponry. However, despite their poor tools, they know how to use them so that even someone like Brutaka wouldn't be able to beat them. They where black plating, and have beady, yellow eyes beneath the small eyeholes of their helmets. They speak Matoran very poorly, but they excel like no other at the language Drighken himself used.

As for the Toas' cloaks--They were given them by Xhin, yes, in order to be more easily camouflaged in the jungle.

As for Nonzra's death--You stole the words right out of my mouth. He was killed by the Drighkens.


We never got around to giving the Project a proper name because at the time we couldn't think of a good title for it, so we went with the placeholder - and now, I suppose, official name for it - the Project. I did suggest that the title could be "Star Protectors," but since that was at the point where we had no plot we scrapped it and eventually ended up with the Project. I am sure, if we had continued, we would have given it a proper title, but since we have scrapped the idea it will simply be known as the Project.

Our basic idea on actually writing it was that we would have alternatively written chapters and post them on a weekly basis. For example, I would write Chapter 1, then Tahu would write Chapter 2, I do Chapter 3, etc. That way we would both have gotten a chance to write it equally and we would be sure to avoid continuity issues by sending each other the latest chapter via PM so we can edit or write off it. Tahu did suggest that we could do two separate epics, but we went with the idea of one epic with two authors instead.

We really didn't plan a whole lot, which was probably for the best, since we eventually scrapped it anyway. I'm glad we didn't start it and then abandon it, because I hate writing unfinished stories unless I have to work on something else first, so that's one good thing to come out of it.

Discuss, ask questions, give cookies and hugs, etc. in the comments below if you wish tongue.gif .

-TNTOS-



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What To Possibly Expect From Me In 2010

Posted by TNTOS , Jan 01 2010 · 10 views
BZPower
This is mostly a list of what fanfics I will be writing and posting this year on BZP, just to give people a heads up in case anyone's interested:

-An Unlikely Alliance will likely be posted in April or May 2010, possibly sooner depending on how editing goes
-The sixth Glatorian Chronicles story, Escaping the Silent Death, will also be edited and posted on here at some point in the future, probably in March or April, though don't get too excited, since AUA is taking up most of my writing time at the moment
-Possible contiunation of the Glatorian Chronicles, this time focusing one of the Glatorian Legends characters. The first will probably focus on Ackar or Kiina, though Vastus is also a possibility (he was never fleshed out in the story much, which is why I have given him the nickname, "The Unloved Glatorian" XD)
-Dimension Hoppers will likely be written and posted later on in summer, perhaps, if everything goes according to plan
-Will write a few short stories between AUA and DiH, I think, so I can transition between them easier
-Also have another, yet-to-be announced Yu-Gi-Oh! fanfic idea that I really like. Will most definitely write it, possibly for NaNoWriMo 2010, and will probably post it on BZP, too, in the CoT forum. For now, though, I'm not going to reveal too much about it until I've finished the basic stages of planning

So 2010 looks like it will be a busy year for me, fanfic-wise. All I really hope is that the summer won't be as hot as last year's and I think I'll be able to make it tongue.gif .

-TNTOS-



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Lots Of Snow

Posted by TNTOS , Dec 29 2009 · 9 views
Real Life
We've had so much snow this month, which is really unusual for us. It has snowed three times down here where I live, including today. Really, we rarely even get snow once a month, so three times in one month sure is something down here.

Yeah. I don't have much to blog about tongue.gif . Although I am thinking of posting my Yu-Gi-Oh! decklist up here, though I don't know if anybody would be interested. Thoughts?

-TNTOS-



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Username Change

Posted by TNTOS , Dec 28 2009 · 34 views
BZPower
I have changed my name from "TNTOS" to "Freed the Matchless General," based off the YGO Monster card of the same name.

Unfortunately, the name has came out as "Freed the Matchless Genera," without the "L." Guess it was too long. Maybe I should ask an administrator or someone to shorten it to something like "Freed" for me, although I am not sure if that is possible. If it is, please tell me, because I don't want to be known as "Freed the Matchless Genera" for 45 days.

-TNTOS-







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BZP Name: TNTOS (short for Toa Nuhrii: Toa of Sugar)
Real Name: Tim
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Bionicle Epics

The Tales of Shika Nui (NOTE: Links to Shika Trilogy Omnibus edition)
Status: Complete
Rating: PG
Chapters: 16
Summary: When six Matoran thieves are transformed into new Toa heroes and are forced into combat with the Dark Hunters that rule Shika Nui, will they prevail? Find out in the first chapter of the Shika Trilogy of BIONICLE epics!


Tapestry of Evil (NOTE: Links to Shika Trilogy Omnibus edition)
Status: Complete
Rating: PG-13
Chapters: 23
Summary: After the events of the last epic, the Toa Shika find themselves in Wyoko, a land of shadow. Here they discover the ancient Kra-Matoran tribe and their six Toa, known as the Shodios, are attempting to leave their prison and renew their conquest of the universe as they did 100,000 years ago. Will the Toa Shika be able to defeat them, and if so, at what price? Find out in the second chapter of the Shika Trilogy!


An Unlikely Alliance (NOTE: Links to Shika Trilogy Omnibus edition)
Status: Complete
Rating: PG-13
Chapters: 30
Summary: In An Unlikely Allinace, the third and final chapter of the Shika Trilogy, the Toa Shika return to Shika Nui to find it has changed much since their adventures in Wyoko, and in more ways than one. Forced to ally with new friends and old enemies alike to stop an evil greater than any they have face thus far, the Toa Shika are about to prove themselves as true Toa and as true heroes. But will they learn to work with their new, rather unlikely allies or will their disunity allow the might of the mysterious Tuikas monsters to crush them?


Dimension Hoppers
Status: Complete
Rating: PG-13
Chapters: 20
Summary: When a valuable treasure is stolen from the island of Tanjo Nui, its two guaridans discover that the thief is a dimension hopper. In order to chase the thief and retrieve the Time Stone, Isarot and Toa Kiriah use a Kanohi Olmak to hop dimensions to go after the thief. Will they succeed? And if they do, will their dimension hopping give them the wisdom they need to understand the Time Stone's true purpose?


Dimension Hoppers: The Other Tale
Status: Complete
Rating: PG
Chapters: 10
Summary: Taking place during the events of Dimension Hoppers, Toa Nasis and Toa Ahova investigate the possibility of Dark Hunter involvement in the recent theft of the Time Stone. The Shadowed One soon learns of the Time Stone's theft and sends the Dark Hunter Raider to steal it. What will happen when the Toa clash with the Dark Hunter?


The Ghost King's Tragedy
Status: Complete
Rating: PG-13
Chapters: 10
Summary: Toa Akuna, Toa Kiriah, Toa Oggakia, and Toa Ahova have been gathered by a mysterious being known as the Master of Mist for a special mission. They will go to the island World's End to seek the secret to defeating Makuta Teridax, but will they achieve this mission or will the Ghost King's might destroy the four heroes?

Dawn of the New Century
Status: Complete
Rating: PG-13
Chapters: 29
Summary: Fifty-thousand years after the death of Makuta Teridax, a messiah-like figure named Masqouth appears seemingly out of nowhere in Zisar, the capital of New Zakaz, promising freedom and prosperity to the enslaved Skakdi people. He backs up his claims by miraculously healing wounded or sick Skakdi, all the while hiding his true intentions for these people.

At the same time, a Skakdi named Kafor is kidnapped by two Dark Hunters, one a Skrall codenamed Night and the other a Vortixx codenamed Heavyweight. Kafor knows the fate that awaits her at the foot of the Shadowed One's throne, but cannot escape her kidnappers no matter how hard she tries.

In the city of New Atero, detective Toa Niham investigates two similar kidnappings while trying to balance her precarious love life with the famous Glatorian Rubella the Red Star. Little does she knew just how intimately related these two kidnappings are, nor the hidden secrets they will lead her to uncover.

Meanwhile, Toa Kiriah, veteran guardian of the Time Stone, is summoned by the Almighty Ones in order to help them deal with a new threat. But an unexpected attack forces Kiriah to change her plans and work with people whom she never though she would find herself working with.

The lives of these people are destined to intertwine in ways none expect. And when they collide, they -- and their world -- will be changed forever.

In the End
Status: In progress
Rating: PG-13
Chapters: 14
Summary: In this sequel to Dawn of the New Century, the Dawn Duology comes to its thrilling conclusion as the conflict between the Almighty Ones and King Atuje finally comes to a head with Atuje's acquisition of a new physical body. With his new body, Atuje goes to finish the Almighty Ones once and for all, as well as anyone who allies with them.

Night, Kiriah, and Jetrupi attempt to stop him, but Atuje banishes them to a universe none of them have ever been to before. Even worse, they must survive a dangerous maze created by a mad female Skrall who names herself after a trickster goddess, a maze so dangerous that only few have ever came out of it alive.

Meanwhile, Rubella the Red Star, a famous Glatorian fighter, enlists the help of the mysterious Toa Cina to rescue her girlfriend, Niham, from the clutches of Masqouth and the Echoes. Though Cina is friendly and helpful, she seems to be hiding something from Ruby, but Ruby may not find out what it is until it's too late.

As for Masqouth, he currently believes that all is well and that he will be reunited with his parents shortly. Yet doubt begins to creep in his mind as to the trustworthiness of Atuje, forcing him to decide who he is really loyal to.

In the end, all of these threads will come together for the grand finale. When they do, there is no telling who will live and who will die.

(Author's note: This is the FINAL epic in the Shikaverse.)

The Glatorian Chronicles

What is the Glatorian Chronicles?

The Glatorian Chronicles is a series of BIONICLE fanfiction short stories that star each of the twelve Glatorian characters released as sets in 2009. Each story is independent of the others and can be read by itself with little-to-no confusion on the reader's part. All of them are written in first person.

Glatorian Chronicles #1: Gresh's First Match
Summary: Gresh is one of the youngest known Glatorian. But how did he first become a Glatorian? What made him want to become one, anyway? Find out in the first in the series of Short Stories called the Glatorian Chronicles! (Author's note: GFM isn't called a Glatorian Chronicle in the topic itself because I posted this before I decided to make it into the first GC)

Glatorian Chronicles #2: Malum's Exile
Summary: Malum is an exiled Glatorian from Vulcanus and is considered highly dangerous by most. But how did he get exiled? And how did he end up leader of a pack of Vorox? Check out the second Glatorian Chronicle for my interpretations of these events!

Glatorian Chronicles #3: Intruders
Summary: Follow from the point of view of a female Vorox named Sril as she tries to get intruders out of her territory. Will she succeed in this third installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series or will she fail? Read it and find out!

Glatorian Chronicles #4: The Fallen Warrior
Summary: Tarix finds a strange message from a being supposedly known as "The Fallen Warior." Coupled with some mysterious murders and yet another message challenging him to fight in Sandray canyon, will Tarix discover the identity of the Fallen Warrior before it is too late?

Find out in the fourth installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!
Chapters: 3
STATUS: Complete

Glatorian Chronicles #5: Honor Versus Greed
Summary: In the fifth installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series, Strakk stumbles upon the identity of the traitor and makes a deal with him. The deal is that if Strakk betrayed the villages to the Skrall, then he would be allowed to live once the Skrall have taken over Bara Magna. The traitor agrees to the deal, but what will Strakk do when he learns that the Skrall have been defeated by the rest of the Glatorian?

Glatorian Chronicles #6: New Beginnings
Summary: With Tuma defeated by a strange warrior clad in yellow armor, the Skrall army has been scattered all over the face of Bara Magna, and the Skrall named Branar finds himself alone in the vast desert at night. Here he encounters a baterra, but will he survive his encounter with the shape shifting entity or wille he die in this final confrontation with one of his worst enemies?

Find out in the sixth installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!

Glatorian Chronicles #7: Confrontation
Summary: Lead by Mata Nui, the Glatorian and Agori of Bara Magna take on the Skrall and Bone Hunters in one last battle. Vastus, the Prime Glatorian of
Tesara, is isolated from the rest of the group and engages the Bone Hunter Fero in combat. Will he defeat Fero or will the Bone Hunter walk away with Vastus'weapon as his prize?

Find out in the seventh installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!

Glatorian]Glatorian Chronicles #8: The Stranger

Summary: A mysterious Glatorian called Jetrupi has arrived in Tajun. Rumors that he has mysterious powers caused Kiina to believe he might be from another world. She decides to figure out for herself, but is she prepared for the truth surrounding the mysterious warrior or is she in over her head?

Find out in the eighth installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!

Glatorian Chronicles #9: Reluctant Allies
Summary: The Core War has been rippling through Spherus Magna like a wave, striking everywhere its combatants choose to battle. One of these soldiers, named Ackar, is isolated from his troop after a clash with the Water Tribe army and has to ally himself with the Water Tribe warrior, Kiina, who has also been isolated from her army, in order to survive and return to their respective armies. Can the two learn to work together and reach their armies, despite their differences? Or will their distrust of each other be their downfall?

Find out in the ninth installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!
Chapters: 6
STATUS: Complete

Glatorian Chronicles #10: For Fame and for Fortune
Summary: During the Battle of Roxtus, the elite forces Skrall Stronius escapes into the Black Spike Mountains after wounding the Glatorian Gelu. However, Gelu heads after the Skrall, but soon finds himself up against a foe he is not sure he can defeat. Will Gelu survive his encounter with Stronius or will he die?

Find out in the tenth installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!

Glatorian Chronicles #11: Obsidian Among the Frost
Summary: Stronius and an unnamed Skrall find themselves separated from the rest of their squad following a fierce battle with the Fire army. They are stalked by a monstrous mutation that is attracted to sharp objects, of which they have plenty of. Will Stronius and the Skrall survive this ordeal or will they be eaten alive by the monster?

Find out in the eleventh installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!

Glatorian Chronicles #12: The Future Begins Where the Past Ends
Summary: After defeating Makuta Teridax, Mata Nui returns to the Mask of Life to figure out why Ignika, the mask's spirit, has been acting so aggressive toward him lately.

But when Ignika reveals his own plans, will Mata Nui be able to stop him before it's too late?

Find out in the twelfth and finall installment of the Glatorian Chronicles series!

Miscellaneous Short Stories

This content block is for all of the other short stories that I have written, the ones that aren't part of a series like the Glatorian Chronicles.

The Recruitment of Axonn

Summary: Axonn is one of the greatest Order of Mata Nui members, even to this day. But how, exactly, did he end up joining that particular organization? What prompted him to join it? And what was his first mission? Read this short story to read one author's interpretation of events!

Icarax's Broken Heart

Summary: Originally an entry for Short Stories Contest #5, this short story focuses on Icarax as he realizes that he has feelings for Gorast during the time when Teridax had ordered the two Makuta to hunt down unloyal members of the Brotherhood. Will Icarax succeed in winning Gorast over or will he tragically fail?

Paranoia

Summary: In an alternate universe, King Brutaka has ruled the Matoran Universe for 2000 years. But in his old age is becoming increasingly paranoid and mistrusting of everybody, for he believes that Axonn - whom he had banished from the universe 2000 years ago - has returned to kill him. Is Brutaka correct in that assumption or is he simply paranoid?

S&T Contest #6: False Hopes
Summary: This story follows Mantax and Pridak as they attempt to steal what might be an important, previously unknown treasure from the Zyglak of the Pit. Pridak believes it will give the Barraki the ability to breathe air again, while Mantax privately thinks it is proof that someone had betrayed the League of Six Kingdoms all those years ago. Will they succeed in their quest?

Library Summer Olympics 2010: An Abrupt End
Summary: Makuta Koghi, the Makuta of the Southern Islands, attempts to take the island of Shika Nui by striking at what he believes to be its weakest defenses. But when the battle suddenly turns in the favor of his enemies, will the Makuta live long enough to regret his hasty decision?

BS01 Contest #5: A Change in Plans
Summary: When the Dark Hunter Flamer is defeated and jailed by a Toa team, Guardian is sent by the Shadowed One to eliminate the captured Hunter before he can reveal Odina's location to the Toa.

However, when Guardian arrives, he learns from a badly wounded Flamer that one of the Toa, a Toa of Psionics named Varian, managed to learn the location of Odina from him and has gone to inform her allies. This forces Guardian to go after Varian, before Odina's security is put at an even greater risk than before. Will he succeed in capturing her or will he fail?

SS Contest #8: The Triumph of the Toa
Summary: After escaping the destruction of their village, Turaga Mohadias and the few villagers still at his side are in a desperate situation, which is definitely not the time for stories. Yet Nurmaz, one of the Matoran, wishes to hear the story of the triumph of the Toa Avha. Mohadias decides to tell the story, but wonders if there is something wrong with Nurmaz. What are Nurmaz's motives for wanting to hear this story? Will Mohadias find out?

Two Tales
Summary: A compiliation of TNTOS's Flash Fiction Warm Up entries. Includes "The Curse of Vagueness" and "The Test."