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A Nerd's Random Ramblings



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My thoughts on Bionice's return

Posted by JMSOG , Oct 13 2014 · 86 views

So, I wanted to put my thoughts down with people who will actually know who I'm talking about...Full disclosure, I probably have crazy "nostalgia goggles".

I cannot overstate the effect Bionicle has had on my life. Never have I become so fully ingrossed in a story as then, and I havent since. The shear quantity and complexity of information and characters within this universe we had all come to know puts it up against more established franchises (such as LotR and Star Trek) in my mind. During a time in my life when, to be honest, I had very few friends, I found them here and on BS01.

After all of that, you would think I would be over-the-moon happy for the triumphant return of this guiding force in my life. However, sadly, my feelings on Bionicle's return are, well...mixed.

It seems as if all the elements for it to go well are there...They created a play function which satisfies both the people who liked the posability of the inika build, and the gearfunctions of the mata build. They stayed incredibly true to the original mata, only making differences in ways we had been begging for for years (making Onua super musculer and different from the others being the most striking example). It's getting a complete web series, which is something we have always wanted. The art style they introduced for the setting and whatnot is fantastic. This is the star-studded treatment we always wanted for Bionicle, and felt like it deserved.

One thing seems to be falling short though...Based on the character bios and the animation preview we were shown, the story seems to be...well...less than what we had hoped.

One of the main things I loved about the story was that, unlike just about any storyline typically directed at my agegroup, it was challenging. The villains were complex, the heroes were conflicted, and even a Toa could turn evil. These were real characters in this world, with almost everyone being insanely fleshed out. That was what kept us with it all that time. But I don't sense that from the character bios in the bionicle site, or the animation. The matoran language is no longer present, which is what gave Bionicle a lot of it's depth. The toa all have what seem to be a "joke gimmick": Onua's sleepiness, Gali's inability to tell jokes, etc. It feels less strong than what we had come to know. While bionicle 1.0 was able to appeal to both a younger audience and older fans alike, this seems much more...targeted. cheesy. "The mask of ultimate power", really?

That's how I feel right now...Despite my apprehension, I will get every set, and follow the story dilligantly. As an 18-year-old going to college in a year, I know i am not the intended demographic, but I will take in bionicle's new story with an open mind and open heart. I am ready to love it.


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D&D + Bionicle

Posted by JMSOG , Aug 03 2014 · 101 views

It turns out that the basic storyline of 2006 makes for a rather fantastic Dungeons and Dragons campaign...I was just designing that and thought of BZP, so I thought I'd share that with you guys. :P


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Hey, People :p

Posted by JMSOG , Mar 06 2012 · 90 views

Decided i might come on here more often...Again, not at regular times, but it's still fun here. :P

now, to figure out how these new forums work...


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I Can't Believe I'm Doing This...

Posted by JMSOG , Jan 28 2012 · 95 views

i am putting my Lego Bricks into storage.


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Goodbye, And Yet Not Goodbye...

Posted by JMSOG , Nov 19 2011 · 176 views

yeah, i was wondering if i was gonna post something like this...Yeah, BZP basically was my whole life for about a year or two (sad, but true). And before that, it was BS01. Now, BZP went down for half a year. In that time, i've learned to live without it. In that however-many-months it was gone, i basically forgot every fact i've learned about bionicle. I used to be a walking dictionary. I mean, before bzp and bs01, bionicle ALONE was my life for what ended up being 10 years. Now, i think back, and i wonder why...i don't remember almost anything from the story, except for the main points. I also don't feel as passionate about it anymore.

So, combine all this with highschool. and that one english class i have at a college. AND my music (i've gotten better since bzp went down, don't groan :P). AND a bunch of other stuff. I have to drop something. Why not make it something i've lived without for half a year?

so yah, this is my "goodbye" from BZP and BS01. Although, not quite a goodbye, 'cause that makes it sound like i'm forbidden from coming back. Why not make it a "statement that says you should not expect me online that much anymore". Yeah, that works. :P

Google me, listen to my music, and keep an eye out for the album i'm gonna put on iTunes soon. JMSOG, out.

(oh, bye the way, i always have 5 tabs open in my internet window: my soundcloud, my e-mail, a social site, bzp, and bs01. this won't change. :P)


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Bzp Is Back! Yeeees! Also, What I Did While It Was Gone...

Posted by JMSOG , Oct 14 2011 · 58 views

yeah, did a bunch of random stuff while BZP was down...

*got rid of my Vimeo, put my music up somewhere else (one song i made has a swearword in it, and i don't know whether the website it is on is alloud, so i'm gonna have to check with the mods about that...)
*I learned to appreciate Dubstep (Especially skrillex)
*Went to a two-week-long camp, and it was probably one of the best experiences of my life.
*Freshman year yahooooo! :P
*Got accepted into an advanced english class at a nearby college (yeeeees) basically, i finish 4 years of english in 2. So, pretty happy with that :P
*Got 6 plugins for ableton: Sylenth1, Sawer, Morphine, PoiZone, Sakura, and Drumaxx (thank goodness they were on sale :P)
*Dj'd for a garage sale...that was kinda sad, no one came...
*found out there's some kind of medical mystery happening in my left foot...
*I'm begining to like firefly. :P

all i can think of right now...time to figure out how these new forums work...


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The Jem'hadar (from Ds9) Vs. The Sontarans

Posted by JMSOG , Apr 26 2011 · 267 views

Who wins?


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Borg Vs. Cybermen

Posted by JMSOG , Apr 26 2011 · 73 views

who wins?


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Rip Elizebeth Sladen

Posted by JMSOG , Apr 19 2011 · 57 views

Also known as Sarah Jane Smith



1948-2011


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Yearmixes

Posted by JMSOG , Apr 09 2011 · 38 views

HOLY SMOKE, i just got yearmixes 2009 and 2010. these are the two BEST electronic CDs i have ever gotten.

and i bet at least 9 out of 10 of you have no idea what i'm talking about tongue.gif


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Alien Planet

Posted by JMSOG , Apr 06 2011 · 60 views

anyone else ever seen this amazing Discovery special? it aired in 2005, but is still amazing.


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1 Year Wheee!

Posted by JMSOG , Apr 03 2011 · 33 views

One year of random ramblings and comlaining...this blog has now been around one year. wheee!


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Yay...

Posted by JMSOG , Apr 01 2011 · 36 views

spring break!!! YAH!! TIME TO PARTYYYYYYYY! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

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I'm going to go watch tv.


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1st Ever Djing Performance

Posted by JMSOG , Mar 20 2011 · 22 views

i did my first performance over the weekend...i did the tubular bellse remix.

it went HORRIBLE. almost anything that could have gone wrong went wrong.

I played parts at the wrong time, the volume was messed up, it played too fast, and the way the speakers were set up made the cymbol sound like a car alarm.

But, i heard nothing but good comments. so, cool. tongue.gif


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Info

Posted by JMSOG , Mar 16 2011 · 19 views

i probably won't be on BZP or BS01 until late sunday. i have a chunk of stuff to do. If i fail any one of them, i will make people very, very mad. (in one case, i willl probably make a crowd of people mad.)

so, while it says i'm logged in, i'm gone till sunday.

see ya.


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Tubular Bells Remix

Posted by JMSOG , Mar 13 2011 · 41 views

ever heard the origional by mike oldfield?

i spent the last week on a remix. tongue.gif

i think it came out better than reverb...[/big ego] tongue.gif

Please comment.


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Rules Of Aquisition Banners

Posted by JMSOG , Mar 07 2011 · 35 views

Well, i had way to much time on my hands, so i did this:

I made a banner from every Rule of Aquisition. (i mean, yes, i edited a few, but still. tongue.gif)

for those who have no idea what this is, watch Deep Space Nine. tongue.gif

Mis-use of spoiler tags removed. -Takuma Nuva


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Reverb (new Song By Me)

Posted by JMSOG , Feb 21 2011 · 30 views

The Song

i spent 4 days on this. Best piece of music i ever made [/big ego]. sounds a little deadmau5-y...not sure wheather i intended that...



anyway, please comment smile.gif


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Family Guy

Posted by JMSOG , Feb 12 2011 · 37 views

just watched my first episode all the way through.

That was one of the most bizarre things i have ever seeen. ohmy.gif


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Star Trek Vs. Doctor Who

Posted by JMSOG , Feb 11 2011 · 46 views

an interesting question came up a couple days ago at lunch...


In an ultimate battle between the two, who would win: everyone in the Star Trek Universe, or everyone in the Doctor Who universe?

My vote's star trek. tongue.gif






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Hobbies: Building lego, Yo-Yos, my iPod, DJing, and reading.

BS01 Name: Jedi master snoopy of galifrey

Favorite Shows: Doctor Who, Star Trek, Mythbusters, The Simpsons, AFV, Top Chef, and Ghost Hunters.

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