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Extermination is Coming



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EVERYONE I NEED YOU TO HELP ME THANK JMJ (+Smash Files 67)

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in Life, BZPower, Smash Files Dec 23 2014 · 218 views
JMJ is legend
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I thought I was receiving a GCN Controller Adapter, not that and a special NYCC limited edition transparent Tahu Mask! *shakes fist*
But still!

I thank you very much. Now I can play Smash Bros. the way that it was meant to be played, and I have my first little bit of Bionicle 2015 as well! TBH I'm really excited about the mask because I didn't think I'd actually ever see one in person, let alone OWN it.

Now to fight the urge to open it until I can assemble all six 2015 Toa together.

This is gonna be tough. ;_;

Thank you again!


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6 Years

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in BZP Library, BZPower, Smash Files, Games & Trivia Dec 22 2014 · 103 views

So. I have been on BZPower as a member for six years. First off, to celebrate, here is a little something for Extermination.

I thought I'd go over some of the milestones from the past six years in this entry, that way I can never do it again.

2008
-I joined the site on December 22. Obviously.

2009
-In January I released my first comedy, Vultraz's Diner. To this day, the character Vultraz is near and dear to my heart.
-I entered my first contest on BZPower (a BBC contest), and obviously did not win. MOCs are not my strong suit.
-I also played The BZPower Challenge 2 in the Games & Trivia forum, almost a year and a half before I would return to the forum to play any of the Mafia games.

2010
-I joined the Comedies Critics Club.
-I changed my name for the first time (I don't count my name change in 2009), and I have been swapping names ever since.
-I hosted my first Mafia game, Bionicle Mafia 31: Mind Games. It was a disaster.
-I released Tahu vs. Tahu - my crowning achievement in the Comedies forum. While I might have started my career on BZPower with Vultraz's Diner, it is Tahu vs. Tahu that is nearest and dearest to my heart. Even now I long to bring it back, and if I can find a way to make it work with a new storyline taking place in 2015, then I will. I absolutely will. It actually released on December 19th - whether it is coincidence or not, 19 is my favorite number.

2011
-I helped to host the first (and last) ever Comedies Awards.
-Tahu vs. Tahu landed on the Hot Topics list several times.
-I became a premier member, and got my blog.
-The forums went offline for six months; when they returned, I was one of the members who returned - and actually stayed.
-I became interested in MLP right in the middle of the MLP craze, and was inspired to create three horrible, horrible display names. Ugh.

2012
-I finally hosted another Mafia game; Mafia III: The Cult. It would go on to be the first in a "Mafia III" series that has, so far, lasted four games.
-I revived the Comedies Critics Club, taking charge.
-I released How to Be a Hero, my second-most popular comedy after Tahu vs. Tahu. It eventually sort of quietly died off thanks to a lack of updates from myself, and the topic is just a mess now thanks to the coding errors that hit BZPower around this time last year. I had always wanted to re-write it in prose, but I don't really see the point anymore. It'd be too much time that I could spend on something else.
-I completed Tahu vs. Tahu after four seasons and almost two years;I should have left it at that. Regretfully, I allowed myself to follow through on the horrible idea of a sequel; The AfterWords was released that December. The AfterWords eventually ended after two seasons and less than a year, although the last few chapters were lost in the October 2013 Hacking and have not been reposted. I consider The AfterWords mostly non-canon.
-I also helped to organize the first (out of two) Comedies "Expos", where authors gathered to tease projects that they were working on.

2013
-I hosted Bionicle Mafia III: By the Numbers, which until very recently had the fastest signups in Mafia history.
-I started the Smash Files blog post series, detailing my thoughts on all news and other information regarding Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.
-Together with Portalfig, I co-hosted the Darkest Days Trilogy of Mafia games, celebrating the fact that Bionicle Mafia X: Darkest Dawn was the 50th main series Mafia game on BZPower. It was also the first time anyone had co-hosted a Mafia game since Mind Games.
-Portalfig and I also did most of the work on the BZP Mafia Wiki, although it has since become outdated thanks to a lack of updates.

2014
-I got featured on the front page for two of my epics (Isolation and Extraction), which is very cool.
-I became a POBZPC, earning the orange (and promptly changed my name to "Sir Voltex the Blue" just to confuse everybody). The name change did its job quite nicely.
-I finally relaunched Bionifight as Bionifight Ultimate; it is the largest topic in Games & Trivia, and the biggest game in the series.
-I hosted Bionicle Mafia XIX: The Voltex Constant, which beat By the Numbers to hold the NEW record for the fastest signups in Mafia history.
-I also feel like this year, I became more active in the larger community of BZPower itself, rather than just sticking to one or two subforums like glue; I've popped in all over the place.

2015
-What is coming? Well... I will admit that I've never hosted an RPG before..... ;)


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A hint of things to come

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in BZPower Dec 12 2014 · 157 views

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I'll just let that sit with you all and confuse you for the next few weeks while I work on things behind the scenes.


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Regarding Raffles

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in BZPower Dec 10 2014 · 90 views

When there's more than one prize (for simplicity, let's say there are two) in a raffle... could the same member theoretically win every prize in that raffle?
That'd be some seriously miraculous number crunching


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Go and vote!

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in BZPower Dec 02 2014 · 91 views

The new youtube banner contest voting has opened, so you should all go and vote! Of course, I must advise that voting Entry 5 would be the wisest option, but really, whatever wins is going to be plastered across social media, so... select whichever entry you think represents both Bionicle and BZPower best.


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I'm gonna be honest

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in BZP Library, Life, BZPower, Games & Trivia Nov 26 2014 · 106 views

I started working in a call center on October 20th (well, training, at least. I started on the floor two weeks later). I appear to be at least half-decent at the job - I'm an inbound CSR for things like home heating, cooling, sometimes plumbing + drains, sometimes water heaters, sometimes other things. Most of my newbie teammates get spoken to about their lack of sales or quality on a daily basis (or still don't know what they're doing) while I, in contrast, have been told once or twice that I am "doing alright".

I am okay with this. I'm averaging one sale a day and that seems to keep people off my back.

BUT.

I have been dealing with more stupid people these past few weeks than ever before in my life, and I have noticed it leaking (well, more like flooding) into my interactions everywhere else. While at home it is easy to avoid (I can just go into my room, after all) and it's easy to bottle it in at the YMCA (since I'm only there for 1-2 hours at a time anyway), I have noticed that's having an effect on me with regards to BZP - so if I've seemed overly harsh or whatever, I do apologize. They say that the first step to fixing a problem is to admit that you have one? So I will be doing my best to solve this.

This plays into the whole "I have too much on my plate" right now; I started this job, did NaNo, hosted Mafia XVIII, posted Book 2, started planning + writing Extermination, hosted Mafia XIX, hosted Bionifight, organized a variety of projects with different members, and started planning for future IRL stuff too (which would take too long to get into with this entry). So I'm doing my best to scale back, and hopefully that will help. In the meantime, I shall try to not let this newly negative-ized attitude of mine continue (or at least not let it continue affecting interactions here).

In other news, my boss at the YMCA might be looking for a "team lead" person for the days/nights that she's not in to sort of take on her role; I'm really hoping that I can claim that position, because it might give me enough hours to warrant leaving the call center. Plus, I've always enjoyed (and subsequently done better with) positions of responsibility like that. :)

Anyway that's my whole "insight into life" post for tonight. Looking back, I realize that I said I was going to start doing posts like this on a weekly/monthly basis but kind of stopped. Oh well.


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that was fast

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in BZPower Nov 10 2014 · 142 views

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i'm terrible


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BZPower Glitches

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in BZPower Nov 05 2014 · 287 views

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That rank image is never there

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And the profile link goes to Black Six

Plus the "add a friend option" became re-enabled for me and popped up for Luroka too

Those 17,000 profile views clearly broke his account


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AMA?

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in BZPower Nov 04 2014 · 186 views

I was wondering if I did an AMA specifically regarding the Mafia Epics series (or by extension I suppose the Mafia games that I've hosted), would people be interested? This wouldn't be for those random, absurd questions people always ask, it'd be to answer legitimate questions you have, to satisfy curiosity about actual decisions I made or things that happened.

So... interest level? Yes/no?


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this is stupid

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in BZPower Oct 13 2014 · 147 views

so 3 years ago today BZP came back online after the forum upgrades took 6 months to complete, decimating most of the population

and yet here we are on the verge of getting to see activity hopefully skyrocket once more with bionicle reviving

woooooo celebration time






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We're not teaching university science classes here, we're playing a text based fighting game where the objective is to beat your opponents into oblivion.

Get back in your grave, you.

*Slaps with tombstone*

Also, what pay are you gonna get as iBrow's slave?

Chro suddenly developed arachnophobia.

explain it with a convoluted quadruple negative.

Although everyone should go sign up for that game now.
And tell your friends.
And your moms.
Maybe not that last bit.

Poor Lhikan. Demoted from riding on top of an awesome Rahi to being packed in with a bunch of batteries as an afterthought.

However, this does not mean we no longer want to kill the rest of you for evading death. In fact, we would like to destroy you all, because we feel like it and we're the bad guys, the latter of which we only just realised.

...You guys didn't realize we were the villains all along?

You thought I was a good guy? ? ?

A
Z
A
Z
MY NAME IS RIGHT THERE

None of us are actually competent. We run around like headless chickens, if headless chickens were capable of wielding assault rifles and broadswords.

Man
I'm gonna bluff you guys so hard you won't even know that I'm bluffing
Or maybe you will
Except
It'll be a quadruple bluff



How is Chro's arms still on fire though? I bet Burnmad has something to do with it.

It's linked to Voltex's everlasting, endless fury.

MY RETRIBUTION IS SWIFT AND VICIOUS, LIKE A WET KOALA STRAPPED TO A METEOR

Powah

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Amiibo Collection

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1. Mario - OWNED
2. Peach - SUSPECTED PRESENT
3. Yoshi - SUSPECTED PRESENT
4. Donkey Kong
5. Samus - OWNED
6. Link
7. Pikachu - SUSPECTED PRESENT
8. Kirby - OWNED
9. Villager - OWNED
10. Wii Fit Trainer - OWNED
11. Marth - OWNED
12. Fox - OWNED
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13. Luigi - ORDERED; SHIPPING
14. Diddy Kong - ORDERED; SHIPPING
15. Zelda - OWNED
16. Pit - ORDERED; SHIPPING
17. Little Mac - OWNED
18. Captain Falcon - PREORDERED
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19. Bowser
20. Rosalina - PREORDERED
21. Sheik
22. Toon Link
23. Lucario
24. King Dedede
25. Meta Knight - PREORDERED
26. Ike
24. Shulk - PREORDERED
25. Mega Man
26. Sonic

2014 in Film

1. The LEGO Movie
2. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
3. Neighbors
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
5. Transcendence
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
7. X-Men: Days of Future Past
8. How to Train Your Dragon 2
9. Edge of Tomorrow
10. 22 Jump Street
11. Transformers: Age of Extinction
12. Guardians of the Galaxy
13. Hercules
14. Lucy
15. The Maze Runner
16. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
17. Fury
18. Big Hero 6
19. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
20: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
21: The Interview