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Join a BZP Story - DISTORTION! (Signups Closed)

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Sep 14 2015 · 1,943 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.
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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....)
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OTHER INFORMATION:
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!


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A question about the Uprising series

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Sep 07 2015 · 411 views

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

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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?


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oops i did a thing

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Sep 02 2015 · 289 views

TRUE SURVIVOR
(click link)

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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...?

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I hope you'll all enjoy. :)


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turncoats

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Jul 20 2015 · 307 views

The following is an excerpt from Episode 03 of Tahu vs. Tahu, titled "The Kill Order":

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Lewa Okoto crossed her legs as she sat down on the floor in the common area of the Basement Prison, with a corner to her back and the entire room to her front, where she could see every prisoner that wished to wandering about. She examined the various guards with a weary sense of curiosity, watching them as they patrolled back and forth around and through the prisoners.

Slowly, she closed her eyes, resting her hands upon her knees and taking a deep breath, beginning to relax.

“You can’t be serious!”

Her eyes snapped back open at the sound of Pohatu Okoto’s voice. She quickly spotted the silver Toa of Stone pacing towards her with Tahu Okoto and Kopaka Okoto at his sides. The silver Toa was glaring at Kopaka Okoto and looked incensed; the Toa of Ice also seemed frustrated, although Tahu Okoto simply seemed resigned. Her three brothers came to a halt directly in front of her; not wanting to have to stare up at them, Lewa Okoto pushed herself to her feet with a sigh.

“What is it?” she asked, directing the question to Pohatu Okoto, who was looking at her expectantly and ignoring Tahu Mata, who she could see watching them with curiosity out of the corner of her eye.

“It’s Kopaka,” Pohatu Okoto muttered. “He’s trying to leave - trying to say that we were wrong to support Tahu Mata, that we should have gone with the other one. Tahu Stars.”

“If we had sided with Tahu Stars from the start, we would not be prisoners,” Kopaka Okoto snapped.

“Tahu Okoto is our leader,” Pohatu Okoto said, stressing the final word.

“Then perhaps he should not be,” the Toa of Ice replied, glaring at the Toa Okoto of Fire, who glared back at him.

“Hey,” Lewa Okoto said quickly, stepping in between the two Toa before it could come to blows. “I know that tempers are high right now. We’re all frustrated. But we need to stand together, as a unified whole, or else we won’t get anywhere.”

“Not you too,” Kopaka Okoto spat, sounding disgusted. “Don’t wax philosophical like you’ve been alive for more than a week.”

“We have a purpose here,” the Toa of Air reminded him. “We’ve travelled through time. There must be a reason.”
“Yeah?” Kopaka Okoto asked, scoffing. “And there’s got to be a reason why all of us plastic toys are alive as well. But you don’t see anyone scrambling to answer that particular question!”

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The episode releases later this week.
Somebody dies.


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IT'S HERE

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Jul 01 2015 · 284 views

IT'S HERE

CLICK THIS LINK TO READ
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A new epic launches tonight - if I can time it correctly, it will release at 9pm EST. The choices that readers make will decide how the plot unfolds in this story, determining the fates of the characters and shaping the world.

It's (currently) a smaller project than, say, Extermination, but that will hopefully allow for me to keep updates somewhat timely. The reader-choices will also help to keep it unpredictable for me, so it will be interesting to see how it unfolds.

I hope you'll all enjoy it.


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And now for something else

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Jun 29 2015 · 293 views

Remember this entry? (that one with the terrible, terrible banner)

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Well, I am finally making good on it. This will be a smaller project, written chapter-by-chapter - with input from the readers. The ending of each chapter will have one question/option (or more!! =O) for the readers to answer/vote for, and whichever wins will determine the course of the story.

Both the prologue and the first chapter are completed (the end of the first chapter is where the reader input shall begin), and simply need to be edited. At this point in time, I do not have a firm release date in mind.

You get three guesses to figure out the title of the story.


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I hate cancellations

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Apr 07 2015 · 388 views

Unfortunately, this is one of those cancellations.

I am cancelling Decimation. I am doing my best to speed the process of my games along in Games & Trivia, as I wish to focus more on Bionifight Infinite. I also wish to focus more on my writings outside of BZPower, since those might actually get published someday. As such, for now, Decimation is being cancelled. I may write bits of it here and there, and perhaps I shall release it at some point within the next year.

For now though, don't hold your breath.


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a small update

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Mar 30 2015 · 309 views

Over fifty years ago, six Toa had been summoned to defend the island of Okoto from the fearsome forces of the Skull Army, summoned by the Mask Maker Makuta under the influence of his greatest, most terrible creation - the Mask of Ultimate Power. The Skull Army had been unprepared for the Toa’s arrival, and standing united, the six heroes had driven them to the brink of defeat… only to realize too late that it had been an elaborate ploy to trap them within the mystical Temple of Time. There, the Toa made their final stand, facing the endless onslaught of the Skull Army as each of them, one by one, was struck down.

Every single one of the Toa had died, perishing in that battle - but their defeat had given the natives of the island - the Protectors - a chance to arm themselves in return. The Protectors, led by the courageous Mask Maker Ekimu, all fought to their last breath, driving the Skull Army back under the island from whence they had come, defeating their generals one by one. Both Ekimu and Makuta seemingly perished at the hands of the mighty Skull Grinder, who looked to complete his sinister plans in the heart of the volcano - but in the eleventh hour, a revived and repentant Makuta slew the Skull Grinder, ending the Skull Army threat.

As atonement for his past actions, Makuta took command over Okoto, leading all of the villages in their rebuilding efforts. Knowing that the threat of the Skull Army’s undead forces reviving could return at any moment, Makuta created the organization known as the ‘Hunters’; an elite group of the island’s twenty-five best and brightest, assigned to protect Okoto from any and all threats.

For the last fifty years, the denizens of Okoto have lived and died. Throughout it all, the Hunters have always been there - four teams of six, led by a single Commander. The Skull Army has not been sighted since their defeat so many years ago.

Until now.

Sightings of Skull Spiders have become a daily occurrence, and a week never passes without a Protector believing that they have witnessed one of the Skull Army generals in person. Some Protectors even swear on their lives that they have observed a new figure - a sinister being, cloaked in eternal shadow, referring to themselves as a ‘Toa’, although they do not resemble anything like the Toa of the legends. The Protectors have taken to calling him the ‘Darkened One’.

Something is stirring, deep in the dark.
The island of Okoto has become obscured by a thick web of shadow; and for the Hunter known as Kar, his most recent discovery may turn out to be the catalyst for its destruction.

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(thank you to Click for the art of Kar)


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Reposting old things

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Mar 28 2015 · 226 views

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Click the banner to read.

I'm re-posting the original Tahu vs. Tahu, one chapter a day, since the first two seasons were wiped out with the archives and the next two are gibberish thanks to the coding error epidemic of 2013.

Feel free to follow it and cringe.


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A bit of what I'm working on

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Mar 26 2015 · 308 views

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The Protector of Ice slowly sank into his chair; it squeaked under his weight as he settled into it with a satisfied sigh, the tension washing out of his limbs. His mouth opened wide in a yawn as he leaned back, crossing his legs as he propped his feet upon the wooden desk in front of him. He rubbed at his eyes with one hand, adjusting his mask with the other. Having made himself comfortable, the Protector rested his head upon his hands as he leaned back further, surveying the chart along the wall to his right with a feeling of apprehension.

The chart was a hit list, containing pictures of several different beings. All of them were very similar to the Protectors, although they were different enough for it to be noticeable. Every picture had the figure’s name labelled on the bottom; most of the targets had been crossed through with bright red paint, signifying their demise.
Fifty years of work and we still are not quite finished, the Protector thought to himself idly. But soon... they shall all be destroyed.

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It is coming.

Fifty years ago, the six Toa of legend descended upon Okoto, their victory over the forces of the Skull Army assured by the prophecies.

Tahu, Master of Fire.
Lewa, Master of Jungle.
Gali, Master of Water.
Kopaka, Master of Ice.
Pohatu, Master of Stone.
Onua, Master of Earth.

Together, united as one, they descended into the ancient city to awaken Ekimu... and they were never seen again. With the Toa gone, the Skull Army struck in force, their numbers growing astronomically day by day.

Until a new group of heroes descended from the sky, wiping out the forces of darkness with a furious vengeance. The island of Okoto was saved... or had it merely been preserved? These new so-called "heroes" betrayed those that they had so recently sworn to protect, believing that they would prove an easy target. They thought wrong.

The Protectors, outnumbering them by far, struck back to defend their island home. The surviving traitors scattered into hiding all over the island, and they have been hunted ever since. The Protectors, led by the Council of Okoto, and overseen by the newly benevolent and redeemed mask maker Makuta, are bent on a path of ruthless extermination. Unforgiving of the various crimes to which the traitors are guilty, the Hunters slay them on sight without remorse.

There are no prisoners for the Protectors - for the Hunters. Only trophies.

But something is stirring, deep within the dark.

And as the forces of the Skull Army begin to rise once more, some Protectors cannot help but wonder if the most dangerous threat is themselves.

Decimation arrives on April 22nd.






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