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Math Makes My Thinker Box Hurt

Posted by Lucina , in Life Feb 11 2013 · 121 views

If you get what I'm attempting to reference with that title, splendid!
Anyway, the last time I did a math class was over a year ago, and I was never splendid with it in the first place (English is almost literally where I need to dump all of my poor eggs), so it's tough already and we're only still reviewing that class!
Imma fail math at some point in my life. .__.


My Eyeballs Burn

Posted by Lucina , in BZPower, Life, Film / Shows, MLP, Video Games Feb 10 2013 · 168 views

Now that you have been drawn in by that excellent title, let us move onto the matter at hand, which, while it did involve the use of my eyes, would be rather hard pressed to make them burn.
I'd just like to mention that for my occupation as an "eyebrow" (not gonna lie; it feels weird to type it correctly), I have a lot to say sometimes.
But then I remember that right now I have my display name on a character that refused to stop singing and talking when he'd been shot in the chest, so you know, it all works out.
What does this entry mean? Well to be honest, I don't know. An eyebrow just talks sometimes because it wishes to be heard. (Actually it's more because the eyebrow wishes to speak and does not care if he is heard or not).
What I need right now is some Team Fortress 2.
I'll get it in about... hmm... six, seven, maybe eight or nine months! Yeeaah. B-) 
It's cooool, folks.
Also I heard that a certain Twilight Sparkle was becoming a winged unicorn and that people were upset. I think that's cool too folks. B-) 
I'm outta here! There be other power business in the bionicle zone to attend to!


Funny Descriptions

Posted by Lucina , in BZP Library, BZPower Feb 09 2013 · 176 views

So I'm just chatting with one of my irl friends whilst browsing BZPower, and we're flipping through the different library clubs (ECC, SSCC, CCC, Ambage, CFE), and in the middle of looking through different posts, he stops me.
Then he says that a lot of the posts are like the speech Darth Sidious made to the Senate in Star Wars Episode III, and the church in Dishonored (I haven't played this, so I dunno if this part is correct).
I asked him why and he says this:

It sounds like they are proclaiming themselves as being this 'amazing' group that will help everyone, while in reality it never lives up to that and often contains a certain level of corruption....

That's a pretty funny description to give to the clubs on a website for a children's toy, don't you think?


Cutting Friends

Posted by Lucina , Feb 05 2013 · 252 views

Now that I've drawn you in, it's time to throw you out, because a few days back I wiped every single person off of my BZP friends list, minus the five I talk to most often and the others that I also talk to most often but evidently don't check their BZP friends lists, because who cares.


2013: 10 Films I Need to See

Posted by Lucina , in Film / Shows Jan 26 2013 · 259 views

I've done some thinking, and I believe these are the ten films I want to see the most in 2013, from my most wanted to the not so most wanted:
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Iron Man 3
  • Monsters University
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Whitehouse Down
  • Man of Steel
  • Oblivion
  • Frozen


Changing Your Name

Posted by Lucina , in BZPower Jan 25 2013 · 217 views

There's a major reason why most of my name changes have involved "ibrow" in them. Now, there are a few that don't:
-007lewa (I started out with this, #noob)
-Kermit the Pyro
-Voltex (although this has been added on, making my official moniker "iBrow Voltex")
Every other name change involves "ibrow" in some fasion, or a variant of it ("iBrony"... ugh, honestly, what was I thinking? Worst. Name change. Ever.)
And the main reason is that I just find it really hard to adjust. It doesn't feel quite right to look up at my display name or see it in the blogs or on posts and not read "ibrow" there. It's like if I was to start calling myself Steve in real life. I'm not Steve, I'm me.
But even worse is when everyone starts calling me by the new name. It doesn't actually bother me, so much as it just takes getting used to being referred to by a name completely different from what I'm used to. I particularly noticed this last year with the "Kermit the Pyro" name change - good lord, it must've taken me almost a week to get used to that. Granted, with that one I was being called a million different nicknames for the display name at the same time.
Anyway, those are just some rambling thoughts I had. I don't actually regret any of the name changes that don't involve "ibrow" in them, because I can look back and be all like "oh cool unique name changes for me what up". But there are of course some name changes I do regret, which I shall list here now to finish this entry off:
-iBrony (I thought it would be a really neat combination of "ibrow" and "brony", but in the end, ugh, it just doesn't work out at all.)
-iBrow Hearts Rarity (spur of the moment name change... however, I wasn't very active for the first week and then I was gone for an entire month, so I thankfully didn't have to put up with it for very long.)
Anyway bye now


The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Posted by Lucina , in Video Games Jan 23 2013 · 151 views

Ooh boy, I am very excited for this! I never had the opportunity to play it on the Gamecube, but the game looks rather spiffy in HD. I'll definitely give it a go. Here's hoping that with this remake they're also fixing all those issues people had way back when!


Gold Wii Remote

Posted by Lucina , in Life Jan 20 2013 · 202 views

Does anyone have one that they'd be willing to sell? The one that came in that Skyward Sword bundle pack. If you do, just comment below and I can shoot you a pm.
Or, alternatively, if anyone has seen one online that hasn't been put up for 200 dollars (I saw one going for 66, but didn't have time to go for it), that'd be cool too.


Laws of BZPower: What Will Have You Ridiculed and Possbily Banned, Volume 1

Posted by Lucina , in BZPower Jan 16 2013 · 214 views

In today's episode of "Why did you click that link?", we'll be discussing a topic that is near and dear to all of our hearts here on BZPower - our avatars and banners.
In the newly released book that is tearing up the sales charts, "Laws of BZPower: What Will Have You Ridiculed and Possibly Banned, Volume 1", one of the major topics that the author discusses is the subject of avatars and banners. For your enjoyment, we have included an excerpt of the author's opinions on the subject:
"[Insert any sort of religious or political or historical icon here] forbid that you ever have the same banner as another member, you know? I mean, it's hard enough for all of us when half the population uses a different colour or type of font, or even a different size, or if they use a signoff of some sort, or if they have different text in their signature, or even, I dunno, have their own name you can look at. All that's a no go if you and another member have the same banner, because suddenly, the population believes one of two situations. In the first situation, you're suddenly the guy's twin, or maybe his superhero alter-ego. In the second, you're a hero worshipping freak that must immediately be ridiculed. Prepare for your life as an outcast."
Clearly his views are rather strong, and certainly it has been driving sales. However, like every other thing on the web, we feel the need to quote his opinion on avatars, because this is just brilliant:
"But honestly, the banners aren't really a big deal. So what? Sharing a banner with someone isn't even close to being as bad as sharing an avatar with them. [Insert any sort of religious or political or historical icon here] forbid one even think about sharing an avatar with somebody. I did it once, and man, did the population hate me. I always get the same old people commenting on my looks, but suddenly, there were people I didn't even know existed accusing me of being the other guy! What is this place, Tibet? Honestly, population? In the name of [Insert any sort of religious or political or historical icon here], give it a break, calm down, go do your homework, and then, I'm going to ask you to go get yourself a life at Wal-Mart while they're on sale, because I'm not sharing mine! Sharing an avatar with someone means you're jumping on a bandwagon, even though the bandwagon doesn't exist because you're the only one to do it. It also means you worship the other person as a deity. Please excuse me, because I need to go do my evening prayer to them. Never mind that if I wanted to worship them, I'd do something cliche like "[INSERT NAME HERE] IS AWESOME" or start a fanclub, or turn my non-existent blog into a worship center for them, or even do all three. Why would I change my avatar to do that job? It's pointless I tell you, pointless! You're all pointless! Even I am pointless! That is the whole point!"
Word has it that this passage has already been entered into the "quote of the year" awards. The author of the book, Brizwald Joseph Isengard Wulfric Zedderstrom, has agreed to give a speech on the matter from Parliament Hill in three weeks. Wondering about the "Volume 1" in the title? Zedderstrom has Volumes 2 and 3 waiting for publication to begin, with Volumes 4 and 5 in the works. In response to accusations that his complaints were directed at only one individual in particular, Zedderstrom had this to say:
"They have a saying in some parts of the world. 'If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times'. So I take it to mean that one person has already told me what they said one thousand times. Continuing on from that, would it then not make sense that if one person has told you, a thousand have? And for each of those thousand, you have another seperate thousand. That's a lot of people ridiculing me. Are you trying to give me an anxiety attack? Because it's working! I only just got over the pimple on my nose last week, people! I've had it for nine years!"
This has been "Why did you click that link?". Tune in next time when we discuss J.K. Rowling's controversial decision to write an eighth Harry Potter book!
This has been a 100% serious article, and all opinions in this article are to be taken 100% seriously.*
*We're lying


Top 10 Films of 2012

Posted by Lucina , in Film / Shows Jan 13 2013 · 243 views

Before I begin, I must say that I've gone over this list a lot in the past few weeks as I saw Django Unchained, The Hobbit, Life of Pi, and Les Miserables and tried to fit them all in. I think I am satisfied with the list as it is now.
The second thing I must notify you all of are the films I unfortunately did not make it to, those being: Lincoln, Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and so far, Zero Dark Thirty. The last film in that list is currently playing at my cinema, but I'm unsure of whether I'll have the opportunity to see it. If I do, chances are I might end up revising this list a little bit.
And if I am lucky enough to see any of those others (particularly Argo), again, the stars point to this list being revised, However, with the films I DID manage to see this year, here are my top ten.
1. Les Miserables - Ever since I heard about it in October, I've been putting up with everybody raving about this musical I'd never heard of before. Whenever this happens, I truly begin to despise whatever they're raving about (I still haven't played more than a demo of Skyward Sword). Les Miserables was no exception, but this past week it turned out several of my friends were making plans to see the film, so I hopped on in. For a movie that's virtually all wide shots and closeups it was spectacular, and almost two full days later I still can't get the characters, the songs, the story, or anything else out of my head. Not that I want to. I have never once cried during a movie, but Les Miserables brought me extremely close to ending that streak at several points. Fantine, Young Cosette, Jean Valjean, Eponine, Gavroche, and even the Bishop all pushed me to the verge. This film is simply superb - when I am that emotionally hooked into a film, and it is at the forefront of my mind days after viewing it, how can I say no?
2. Django Unchained - Quentin Tarantino served up another masterpiece with this. The highlight of the entire film was Christopher Waltz as Dr. King Schultz - I can't get enough of this guy. His introduction into the film when he frees Django was one of my favourite scenes in the entire film. Don't let me get started about the mob scene with the bags over their heads. I've always loved the "old west" sort of setting, and Django Unchained does nothing to change that. Jamie Foxx, Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson all served up wonderfully cunning portrayals in a four man game of chess in Candieland. I'll leave this off here, because I can do nothing but repeat my review of the film here, and all I had to give was praise.
3. Skyfall - I've seen the first 45 minutes of 2006's Casino Royale, but other than that, my James Bond experience was non-existent until Skyfall. I couldn't have asked for a better introduction into the series. Daniel Craig will probably be the one I identify as Bond for years to come. Skyfall gives us Silva, and even for a Bond-newbie like me, I immediately recognized him as one of the greatest Bond villains ever. Silva is joyfully twisted and creepy, and when he and Bond come face to face, the banter between the two of them is priceless. The title sequence, partnered with Adele's masterpiece Skyfall (the song) was amazing, and really drew me into the movie. Of course, I could not go without mentioning the opening chase sequence. The entire film is full of tension that is relieved and built up to perfection, and best of all, I loved recognizing references they made to Bond's past and being able to notice when they did things differently (such as showing us some of Bond's past), despite having never seen a Bond film.
4. Brave - Aside from maybe The Dark Knight Rises, Brave seems like it was the coolest film to hate this year. Is Brave the best Pixar film? No, perhaps not (and yes, I will finish that list, it is coming) but that doesn't mean it cannot be an extremely well done film regardless. Merida's relationship with her mother is very touching, and I loved seeing that they both wanted to fix their relationship, and made efforts to fix it, before the incident that causes Merida to seek outside assistance. The Witch was very fun to watch, as she tried to warn Merida about the consequences of the potion (her warnings of course falling on deaf ears) while simultaneously not really caring about the situation one way or the other at all. Towards the end of the film Merida's father did feel a tad out of character, but overall this is a majestic film, and proves that Pixar isn't done making us go "wow" yet.
5. The Hunger Games - After watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, I was in a state of depression regarding movies based upon books. I just couldn't understand how you could change everything so much, and it still infuriates me that everyone loved the movie. However, The Hunger Games did everything right in that regard. There are some mildly annoying changes (why they changed how Katniss received her mockingjay pin is beyond me), but at the same time, other changes they made actually improved the movie, and made me almost wish the book had included them somehow (every single scene featuring Seneca Crane as the head game maker). The Hunger Games is the perfect start to the trilogy, and I look forward to seeing where they take it from here.
6. Looper - A time travel flick that isn't a time travel flick. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is quickly becoming one of my favourite actors, and this film is no exception. He and Bruce Willis play the parts perfectly, and the concept of hunting your own future was one that I couldn't pass up. Although I didn't think that Bruce Willis tearing through the looper workplace and killing everybody was really necessary, I did really enjoy the concept and I hope to see more movies like this in the future.
7. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - I promise not to talk about how much I hated the ending (everything was perfect until they HAD to go down the cliche "keep the audience in suspense" route, ugh). However, overall I really enjoyed my return to Middle Earth. I do wish I could actually find a copy of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy to read, but for now the films will do. The Hobbit takes you on a whimsical adventure with a company of dwarves that are all fantastic (it's a shame you don't get to know many of them, except the brooding hero of the bunch), and the game of riddles between Gollum and Bilbo is exceptional. For fans of the earlier trilogy or the books, you must see this movie.
8. Wreck-it Ralph - When I saw the trailer for this movie, I was cautiously hopeful. A movie starring a video game character, with cameos from real video game characters? All about life in a video game? It sounded like it was too good to be true. However, Wreck-it Ralph is very charming, and even manages to make several cliches feel fresh again. It was exactly what I was hoping it would be, and though I would have liked to have seen some more video game worlds (and possibly some real video game worlds, like we saw Pac-Man's), the villain was very entertaining and the romantic subplot with Fix-it Felix was very funny.
9. The Amazing Spider-Man - It felt too soon for a Spider-Man reboot, but I'm glad we got this in the end rather than Spider-Man 4. The Amazing Spider-Man goes over many different plot points that we've already seen in the original trilogy (the death of Uncle Ben, a friendly scientist goes bad and then redeems himself), but it was all done better than the Raimi Trilogy. I often felt during those movies - even when I was younger - that the acting was often stilted and awkward. There was some of the awkwardness in this movie, but the difference here is that it's supposed to be there. The Amazing Spider-Man managed to simultaneously feel both fresh and familiar, and I'm eager to see where they take it from here.
10. Life of Pi - A visual masterpiece, Life of Pi was a movie I simply couldn't tear my eyes off of. The ocean is always alive in this movie, and every animal within it appears as though they are real and alive. The sinking of the ship in the beginning was done to perfection, and the relationship between the tiger and the boy is very interesting to watch as it develops. There is a sense of magic surrounding this film, as hope is lost and gained out on the sea. When the film ends and we are presented with an alternate tale, and then asked which we would believe, it's an interesting glance into your own character. Cynical or magical? It's a choice you make.

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