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Extermination is Coming



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Regarding Raffles

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , 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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END OF THE LINE IS OUT!

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in Video Games Dec 08 2014 · 155 views

WATCH IT HERE AND LOOK AT IT HERE

HYYYYYYYPE


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RUMOR: Amiibo Discontinued (Smash Files 65)

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in Smash Files Dec 07 2014 · 216 views

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Not all Amiibo, mind you. But three in particular. Those three are the Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, and Marth - rumors circulate the internet hinting that these three might be gone from shelves forever once the current stock is out. Now, had I been thinking, they would have been the first three I purchased; however, I was not thinking, and so only Wii Fit Trainer was included in my first set. That said, at the first sound of shortages, I rushed online to look for both Marth and Villager.

I might never get the GCN adapter, but if my goal is to collect every Smash Amiibo, then I need to be on the top of my game. I managed to find Villager and Marth on ebay for decent prices (read: no more than two dollars above regular, before shipping), and they arrived yesterday alongside Kirby and Fox (I bought the latter two from a retail site though). So, this situation is obviously frustrating; I don't understand why Nintendo wouldn't even stock enough Amiibo figures and GCN adapters to at least last through the end of the year.

Whatever

It'll be money back in my pocket when I return my GCN controller


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THE TWIST ACTIVATES! (Mafia XIX)

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in Games & Trivia Dec 06 2014 · 70 views

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THE TWIST HAS ACTIVATED, AND THE REAL GAME BEGINS!


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Outline Revisions! (BZP STORY UPDATE)

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in BZP Library Dec 04 2014 · 152 views

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So I spent a lot of tonight revising the outline for Extermination, mainly with the second half of the epic, and I must say, the odds are not in anyone's favor with regards to survival.

That cast of 40+ characters?

At this point in time, a grand total of not nearly as many as you think will survive. The final battle in particular is rather... bloody, to say the least.

I do believe that this will be the final draft of the outline; as far as actually writing it goes, I'm nearly finished Chapter 3, and anticipate that I shall be able to have as far as Chapter 5 finished by the end of this weekend.

Also, please vote for Entry 5 here!


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20th Anniversary PS4

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in Video Games Dec 03 2014 · 106 views

Oh man that thing is beautiful. Too bad it's over $500... I don't have enough to spend that much on it. :(


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Go and vote!

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , 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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HUNTED (BZP Story Preview!)

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in BZP Library Nov 28 2014 · 162 views

The following is an excerpt from EXTERMINATION:

He was kicked onto his back by the figure, towering above him. The Ba-Matoran raised his ruined right arm to shield himself, as a pair of glowing red eyes and the rough outline of a Kanohi Mask appeared in the shadows billowing out from the figure’s cloak.

“Who are you?” Voltex asked weakly, coughing. “Who… sent you… here?”

“I am the Shadow,” the figure said, taking aim even as Voltex desperately tried to pull his broken body out of harm’s way, “and I was sent to restore order.”

“You….”

“White Council… rebellions… always making a mess of the universe.” The figure said darkly. “A mess that I’ve got to clean up. Your greatest fear… you truly believe that you are the center of the universe? That you alone may throw this universe out of balance? Do you believe that so many should fall at your command?”

Voltex’s head hit the ground hard as he collapsed, weak and out of breath.
“As if they had never existed.” The figure said, pointing the rust cannon right at him. “Your punishment, then, is to no longer exist.”

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The above is but a small portion of a scene that I've had in my head for a long time - and that I just finished writing. We'll see if the final product stands up in the eyes of you readers, but I like to think that it's a pretty big moment.

And perhaps... it might be exactly what you don't expect?


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CONSPIRACY - where i lose all hope (Smash Files 64)

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in Smash Files Nov 27 2014 · 119 views

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So Walmart.ca has the Gamecube controller adapter back in stock! Hurray!

...but they don't accept Paypal and I lack a credit card. Back to the drawing board.

In other news, if any of you live in Canada and do have a credit card, I will gladly pay you for both the adapter and shipping if you're willing to buy it and then ship it to me once it arrives. :)


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I'm gonna be honest

Posted by Strange Festive Voltex , in BZP Library, Life, BZPower, Games & Trivia Nov 26 2014 · 109 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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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 - OWNED
3. Yoshi
4. Donkey Kong
5. Samus - OWNED
6. Link - OWNED
7. Pikachu - OWNED
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