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Giveaway Time!

Posted by Lucina , in Games & Trivia / RPG Oct 14 2015 · 214 views

Alright, so here's the deal.
I have two codes for the demo of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes


Sadly, my 3DS cannot access the internet at this time. As such, I'm going to give away both codes.

How do you get these codes?

Simply by signing up for my new game by clicking the banner (or link) down below! Every player will be entered into the running. Should the winner already have a code in their possession/not want the code/not own a 3DS, a new winner shall be selected. The winners will, of course, be chosen by RNG.

Anyway, that's all. Bye.

A new game approaches!

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Click banner or this link to join!

Basically, it's about collecting all of the Bionicle 2015 sets.
Except without spending all of that money.


About Bill

Posted by Lucina , in Collection, Video Games Sep 30 2015 · 201 views

Let's talk about Bill. You might know a Bill in your life; chances are you know of many. Perhaps they go by 'William' or 'Will' or 'Billy' or something else entirely. Maybe you knew them very well, or maybe you didn't know them at all. I myself have known several. But I'm not talking about any Bill in real life.

I'm talking about Bill from a video game.

"But Tex," you say, "there are like a thousand different Bills in video games too, MORON"

Maybe. But how many of them are ducks?
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This is Bill. Bill the Duck, from the Animal Crossing series. He's a jock, who is often self-absorbed and narcissistic, with just enough redeeming qualities to make getting to know him worthwhile. He was one of the characters featured on the cover of Animal Crossing for the Gamecube, as well as Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Wii. I did not play either of these games.

The only game in the series that I have played is the installment that was released for the DS: Animal Crossing: Wild World. It was given to me as a birthday present in 2009, only a few days before a big move from Winnipeg over to a town I despised at the time (and sometimes still do), where my family has lived ever since. The move itself was lackluster, and I was furious with my parents, with the world, with the military, with everything, because I did not want to leave Winnipeg. I was having a fantastic time, and it was being brutally cut short.

I am not kidding when I say that everything about that move went poorly for me. It took almost a month for me to find a proper friend that I could actually trust in the new town, and beyond that it wasn't until the next August where I began to encounter people, places, and experiences that started to make the move worth it. Recent discussions with both of my parents have revealed that neither of them was very happy about the move either, so I have gotten some six-years-late vindication. :P

I could talk about that all day, but let's get back to Bill.

Wild World was brand new when we were moving, and it was addicting. It was an escape from reality, a reality that was frustrating me without end. It was calm, it was relaxing, and it was fun. I spent a lot of time playing the game those first several months, as my town's population slowly shifted and grew around me.

The first villager to join my town was Bill. At first, I had a bit of trouble connecting with him. His attitude to start off was a bit standoffish, but I continued to interact with him anyway because the alternative was having Tom Nook inquiring about my next house payment. Bill warmed up to me rather quickly, and I slowly warmed up to him. Although his dialogue was often repeated (to the point where I could sometimes predict exactly what he was going to say), his easygoing nature revealed itself and it was always heartwarming to see him. Some of the other villagers came and went; others stayed put just like Bill. But none of them really connected with me like Bill did. He was the first, and the best. Every time I turned on the game, I sought him out, to see if there was anything he needed. I gave him presents whenever I could. Sometimes I just walked beside him as he wandered around town.

Eventually, I grew bored with the game. There's only so many times that I can keep myself focused and entertained with the same repetitive tasks, and while I liked Bill, he wasn't the same as a real person (nor would he ever be). So I started to slip away. First for weeks at a time, then months.

But every time I turned the game on, there was Bill. Waiting patiently, loyally. Heartbroken that I had vanished, and so happy that I had returned. It made turning the game back off rather sad, and as far as I know, he's still waiting for me in there, even now. I don't think I have even turned on the game in the past year.

I never really cared for any of the characters in Animal Crossing; none of them truly struck a chord with me.

Except Bill.

So when Nintendo announced the Animal Crossing amiibo card series... I hesitated. On the one hand... that's asking for too much. Over 100 cards in the first series alone (of which we know there will be at least one more) with 7 cards per pack, costing $6.99 per pack here in Canada. You don't know which cards you're getting. Collecting them all could become a nightmare.

But I saw Bill.

So I decided that I would buy three packs, hoping that my favorite villager would show up.

Bill must have been thinking the same thing, because he did.

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Welcome back, Bill.



Posted by Lucina , in BZP Library Sep 30 2015 · 137 views

The following is a teaser for
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This one is brought to you by Pahrak.


Underscore peeked out of the dark hallway, the hastily-drawn dagger shaking in his hands. A few tiny points of light hung over the arena chamber, showing him that at least a few spots were safe, but the majority of the room still lay shrouded.

He would have to risk it. As quietly as he could, he gulped down his fear and walked out into the room. He instinctively scurried to the nearest light. A flash at his side startled him—a figure appeared, tall and menacing, appearing to vibrate and flicker…

A hologram. One of the arena’s projectors had a glitch, it seemed. Underscore was just beginning to calm down when he heard it.

“Mirror, mirror, make thy call…”

The voice was terribly familiar. It rang out from where he could not see, circling around him like a vulture in preparation for its prey to drop. He tried to stay calm, but he only shook harder.

“Which of them is next to fall?”

The light above him shut off. Stumbling back, Underscore turned to the next light, only to see it shut off as well, followed one-by-one by the others until the arena was entirely dark. Underscore fought the urge to scream.

More projectors switched on. A multitude of hazy images formed and unformed: Toa, Skakdi, Matoran, and a myriad of other beings, phantoms from countless worlds dancing around him, laughing, shouting, arguing in garbled voices. And above it all sang that one, terribly familiar voice.

“All your fears are now to pass…”

With a shout, he ran. Underscore bolted across the arena, pushing his way through the illusory warriors without slowing down. He was almost to the door when one of the illusions reached out and grabbed him. Another Onu-Matoran threw him against the ground, stepping through the hologram that had obscured him, and loomed over Underscore, flashing a smile illuminated only by the ambient light of the nearby projections.

Underscore fumbled for his knife—he had dropped it. He wanted to look around, but he could not take his eyes away from this stranger. No, not a stranger…

For his assailant had the same face as him.

“You’ll ne’er overcome the looking glass.”

What awaits you?

Distortion releases November 13th.



Posted by Lucina , in BZP Library Sep 21 2015 · 249 views

The following is a teaser for
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This one is brought to you by Voltex.
Helryx tossed the Shadow Matoran aside; he bounced across the floor before slamming into the wall and sliding back down. He remained in that position as he spoke again, sounding both exhausted and furious.

“What do you want from me?”

“A service,” she said, turning to face him.

“No,” he spat. “Kill me now, Toa, before I do it myself - I’m done doing jobs. Everything I had… everything I built… I’ve lost it all. Those Matoran…”

He trailed off, raising a shaking hand and pointing at the corpse of a Ta-Matoran sprawled across the operating table nearest to him - JiMing. There was undisguised hatred in the Shadow Matoran’s eyes.

“...they took everything from me. And it didn’t matter what I did, or who I turned to, they always. WON!”

He slammed his fist into the floor for emphasis; a loud crack was heard as both his wrist and the floor fractured from the impact, but Shadowhawk ignored it as he shoved himself to his feet, fury blazing in his eyes as he stalked over to stand beside JiMing, staring at Helryx.

“You are angry,” she said, speaking calmly. “I am merely suggesting that you focus it.”

“On what?!” he snarled.

“Thirty Matoran escaped the Coliseum,” she said, gesturing towards JiMing. “All of them allies with him. Working for the Matoran you all call ‘Voltex’, although he is an enigma we shall discuss later. They have travelled far away, through dimensions - I want you to hunt them down.”

"Kill them all."

Sounds like trouble.

Distortion launches early November.

What awaits you?


Chrom & Lucina are in Project X Zone 2

Posted by Lucina , in Video Games Sep 19 2015 · 167 views

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One of my brothers bought the first game and really enjoyed it so when he buys this one I'm going to steal it from him

Just until I've played through the game

After that he can have it back


Lego Worlds is on Sale

Posted by Lucina , in Video Games Sep 18 2015 · 120 views

30% off on Steam right now

Here in Canada, that translates to $11.89 versus the usual $16.99.
AKA a price that is now making me strongly consider purchasing the game. Although I'm still not 100% sure I'd enjoy it or even have the time to play it, since Minecraft can't hold my attention for all that long these days either.

I also still need to play through the rest of Radiant Historia and then start Dragon Quest V, so...




Posted by Lucina , in BZP Library Sep 16 2015 · 328 views

Welcome to the first (of many!) updates for...
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Today we've got something special for you all...

...because it's time to meet the team - the nine wonderful writers and oddball personalities behind this upcoming anthology, and their friendly neighborhood bird fellow! They are obsessed with hats! They are obsessed with birds! Some of them have weird names!

Actually if you think about it... they all have weird names.

Moving on. Let's meet the team!

The so-called “mastermind” of the operation. After writing a trilogy of epics and creating an entire universe filled with complicated and interwoven backstories including over 60 different characters, everyone else naturally thought it a suitable point for Voltex to retire.

Voltex, unsurprisingly, decided that a better course of action was to gather nine other members and set them to work on the universe themselves. Because that will only simplify matters.

Anyway, Voltex really needs to go now. Writing a blurb whilst choking to death on the hot chocolate powder shoved down your throat by an albatross is never a good idea, no matter what your brain says.

"Biiiiird, GO!"

Blade is a new member of the Gatchaman forces, and managed to subscribe to this idea while having no clue what she was getting into, having to balance about 10,000 things at once. She may be a little slow in the writing process as a result.

fishers thought the Uprising series ended quite nicely with Extermination - after all, I suppose your own death usually wraps things up quite nicely, I suppose.

But it seems that the legacy of Imprecision lives on, for when Voltex came knocking, I was once again converted to the good side. Or the bad side, depending on your perspective.

As such, it is my honor and privledge to take up the pen alongside the distinguished writer Voltex once again. A new adventure awaits, doesn't it?

The Guy who always appears to be here, Dr. Medic (also known as either Daronus or Shagaru Magala) Is a man of decent ideas, but just so happens to be blessed with the power of procrastination. If he doesn't update a thing for over 2 weeks, Don't panic! he'll get it finished one way or another...eventually...hopefully. Best known for his contributions to the RPG front, such as in Bionifight Infinite and Year 60,000.

"Xaeraz would have written a bio for this, but he has sadly been interred due to exsanguination, due to a particular Shakespearean tragedy's players mistaking him for a plastic bottle filled for dihydrogen monoxide."

Burnmad was going to write a spectacular blurb about himself, but was rather too busy working on his actual story, and as a result said story is likely to be lightyears ahead in quality of those of his peers. This blurb does not count, as it is exceedingly unimaginative and took him mere seconds to vomit onto the page. If you were expecting a higher quality blurb, well, sorry to disappoint, but unlike some of us, Burnmad has priorities. He understands that stuff like stalling from writing by spending like 15 minutes on a stupid blurb is a no-no. He also does not stall by listening to music, playing video games, or otherwise indulging in any type of activity that could possibly distract him from his writing. As we speak, he is most definitely not tabbed out of a game with music playing, writing some blurb for your time-wasting pleasure. He's working, you fools! Leave him be!


Leave him be!

He can't write your godforsaken blurb!

PAHRAK #0579
In a world, where fans write fiction and forums are powered by BZ, one Bohrok is known for his legendary writing skill. His name is…Pahrak #0579! When not writing, which is 13-82% of the time, Pahrak can be found wandering the shadows of BZPower with a judgmental glare that at least one person probably finds terrifying. His hobbies include crying, walking away from explosions in slow motion, and crying while walking away from explosions in slow motion. If you want thrilling stories…then take a number. And hope that number is 0579.

Acclaimed author of the Adventures of Sumiki's Dad saga and some other things that never actually got finished. Currently stuck in the whirlwind that is music school and deals with its stress by making terrible puns on every subject. Doesn't know quite what he's doing here (or anywhere, for that matter) but still manages to enjoy it immensely.


That is to say, good evening.

Quisoves Potoo (aka Quisoves Pugnat or Urlance Woolsbane) lurks in the labyrinthine recesses of Forum 31, where he devises ingenious and exquisite ways of murdering Matoran in their beds. He has, however, become less homicidal of late. It would seem that the great god ARENGEE has ended her obsession with him (knock on protodermic-wood.) He has hosted two Mafia games, and rather likes to write, though his (currently improving) health often conspires to keep him from this pursuit. He is an anglophile and an avid Doctor Who fan, having been introduced to the original series in 2003 (check out the audios, they're great,) and will soon have the opportunity to put his 4th-Doctor scarf to use. He also adores Gilbert and Sullivan, and has performed with a semi-professional troupe devoted to their works. He has a prodigious memory, and has been known to torment enlighten his friends and family with recitations of poetry (his other great love.) He is fond of the outdoors, in particular, birds and trees. He is currently a Freshman in college. He is a myriad of other things, but rather hopes that a boor is not of them. So he shall endeavor to cut this baby short.

Oh, he also started a thing with Potoos (in which Xaeraz played no small part.)

Valete omnes!

jed1ndy has no clue how he ended up here, but is excited nonetheless. Probably best known for being an arsonist, he promises to try not to delay for too long, and also to try to not burn the establishment to the ground (but he can't guarantee it).


SO! There you have it! I hope you're all looking forward to the anthology's release.

Distortion will launch in early November.

You can expect a teaser soon.

What awaits you?


Join a BZP Story - DISTORTION! (Signups Closed)

Posted by Lucina , in BZP Library Sep 14 2015 · 1,257 views

Gentlefolk of BZPower, it is my pleasure to announce...
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Distortion is an anthology of short stories starring YOU, BZPower members. 8 BZPower authors (possibly 9, maybe even 10!) will each be writing stories of varying length (anywhere from your standard SS to a mini epic) starring BZPower members. All of these stories will be published as a part of this anthology.

For those of you that remember Extermination - Distortion takes place in the same universe. However, it is important to note that Distortion is standalone! As such, no prior reading will be necessary, and at the moment, no sequels are planned. We're just missing one thing - characters. That's where you all come in, because we would love it if you could all sign up and join us for the ride! :)

Just fill out the form below and post it in the comments, and you will be featured in at least one (if not more!) of the stories.
Name: (Self-explanatory; I'd prefer your display name, or most commonly known variant)
Gender: (Also self-explanatory, I think. This can be anything - what you personally identify as, or what you'd like the character to identify as)
Element 1: (This is your preferred element; canon elements only, please. For those unaware, here they are: Fire, Water, Air, Ice, Stone, Earth, Gravity, Magnetism, Light, Shadow, Plantlife, Psionics, Plasma, Sonics, Lightning, Iron)
Element 2: (If I find that too many people have the same element above, I'll look at this one)
Other: (Any additional info you want to include; keep in mind that we will use the stuff here as a basis of inspiration, not as actual backstory. This section can include a weapon your character favors, or perhaps their personality....)
Firstly: Obviously, my fellow co-authors for this anthology can sign up as characters as well.
As of right now, Distortion has no set release date; once signups have closed and I have discussed it with my co-authors, the official release date shall be announced.

"What about your co-authors?" I'm sure you're all asking.
Well... I'll announce who they all are soon.

I am still looking for one more co-author. If you might be interested in taking on that role, just say so in the comments! Even if you only wish to contribute a one-chapter SS to the anthology, we would be happy to have you!

Signups will remain open until September 15th. The sooner you sign up, the higher your chances of playing a major role in any of the stories!


A question about the Uprising series

Posted by Lucina , in BZP Library Sep 07 2015 · 236 views

For those unaware, Uprising consists of three epics: Isolation, Extraction, and Extermination.


My question is this: are there any questions that you felt were left unanswered or ignored throughout the trilogy? Any subplots that you felt were not fully addressed, or backstory that was lacking? Motivations that you felt were unclear, or devices with origins that should have been explained with greater depth?


oops i did a thing

Posted by Lucina , in BZP Library Sep 02 2015 · 196 views

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Taking place after the events of Extermination, this small little short involves the first-ever(!!) appearance of the infamous Order of Mata-Nui in this series, detailing a snapshot of their investigations into the Uprising of Metru-Nui.

And perhaps we even get to see a familiar face, who might not be so dead after all...?


I hope you'll all enjoy. :)

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