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Ramblings of a Writer


Album Recommendations!

Posted by Legolover-361 , in Music, Real Life Dec 23 2012 · 2,815 views

In my quest for my favorite ten albums of 2012, I have encountered a roadblock: I haven't heard many albums from 2012. That's why I'm turning to you, readers of my blog, for suggestions.

I do have several requirements for any albums that will be entered into my list of personal favorites of 2012:
  • No EPs. My list of favorite 2012 albums is just that: a list of full albums.
  • No explicit albums. As much as I enjoy listening to a Kanye West song now and again, I'd rather not list albums with a bunch of profanity among my favorites for the year. If there are a couple curse words, though, I'll probably still be cool with it.
  • Death metal and dance-pop aren't my cups of tea. I'm fine with some post-hardcore, lighter forms of metal, and some electronic music, but I'd rather not listen through albums of relentless screaming / growling or of club beats recounted ad nauseum.
  • Instrumental albums are fine.
  • No "various artists" albums. An album that's primarily a collaboration is fine; an album with a bunch of featured performers is fine; an album that has no main artist(s) is not. When I say "various artists album", I mean like a soundtrack that has multiple songs made by separate bands and artists.
  • No greatest hits albums. Greatest hits albums aren't collections of new songs but of old ones, so I don't want to count them among my favorite new albums.
  • The album must have been first officially released in 2012. This (sadly) precludes the inclusion of My Head Is an Animal by Of Monsters and Men.
I should have listed more than enough restrictions above. I look forward to seeing some recommendations!

My current list of must-listens before I compose my favorites list (with some recommendations added; crossed-out albums are those list items I've heard):
  • Vital by Anberlin
  • King Animal by Soundgarden
  • New Horizons by Flyleaf
  • Away from the World by Dave Matthews Band
  • Almería by Lifehouse
  • Battle Born by The Killers
  • Dead End Kings by Katatonia
  • (III) by Crystal Castles
  • III by Shiny Toy Guns
  • Kids in the Street by The All-American Rejects
  • Oceania by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Gossamer by Passion Pit
  • Some Nights by fun.
  • Babel by Mumford & Sons
  • Hide and Seek by The Birthday Massacre
  • The Afterman: Ascension by Coheed and Cambria
  • Cold Hard Want by House of Heroes
  • ThePianoGuys by ThePianoGuys
  • Strangeland by Keane
  • The Lumineers by The Lumineers
  • Blunderbuss by Jack White
  • The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw... by Fiona Apple
  • What We Saw from the Cheap Seats by Regina Spektor
  • Weather Systems by Anathema
  • The Midsummer Station by Owl City
EDIT (12 / 21 / 12): I've finished listening to all the music on my must-listen list. If anyone has other recommendations, please post them before Christmas; otherwise, I'll sift through the already satisfactory amount of albums I've heard.
EDIT (12 / 28 / 12): I've listened to more than enough albums to make a favorites list. Thanks for your recommendations!


R.I.P. My Writing Advice Topic

Posted by Legolover-361 , in Writing Dec 23 2012 · 450 views

Perhaps the longest-running topic I ever posted is now closed. It had a good, long life; it can rest in peace.


RPG Contest 26

Posted by Legolover-361 , in Writing Dec 23 2012 · 598 views

If you're interested in deciding the next fan-made Bionicle RPGs to be run, do vote. My entry, Loophole, is in this poll. If you have the time, read through the entries; if mine isn't one of your favorites in that poll, I won't mind, but I will nevertheless appreciate any support and / or feedback directed my way.


Re:Off Topic Culture

Posted by Legolover-361 , in Graphics, Music, Writing Dec 22 2012 · 893 views

It's about time we got an off-topic creative forum. Thank you, staff!

I'll report my old COT short story topics for moving pronto. If I can finish a story I planned to write for Christmas, I'll post that by Christmas Eve.


True Doomsday Prediction

Posted by Legolover-361 , in Real Life Dec 20 2012 · 1,619 views

Take the date December 21, 2012. Now translate it into American shorthand dating format: 12/21/12. If each number stands for a letter, 12 equals L and 21 equals U.

Thus, "12/21/12" can be translated to "LUL", which, as everyone here knows, is a purposeful misspelling of "LOL".

We're all being trolled.


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About Me


June 9, 2009

11 / 27 / 1995

Under Lego, I have Mindstorms NXT, Bionicle (duh!), and a ton of other sets. Then outside of Lego there's writing, drawing, writing music, creating and editing images with GIMP, and a bunch more.

Christian if you squint and tilt your head just so. Maybe Christian-esque deist.

Favorite Foods:
Mashed potatoes, corn, apples

Current Projects:
Bionicle: Showdown; Forward

BZP Users I Know in Real Life:

Real Name:

Current Location:
Not telling.

Social Security Number:
...Get lost.

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Favorite Albums / Songs


A Rush of Blood to the Head
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Mylo Xyloto

Dreaming out Loud
Waking Up

Linkin Park
Hybrid Theory
Minutes to Midnight
A Thousand Suns
Living Things

The Fray
How to Save a Life
The Fray
Scars & Stories

Origin of Symmetry
Black Holes and Revelations
The Resistance
The 2nd Law

New Way to Be Human
Learning to Breathe
The Beautiful Letdown
Oh! Gravity
Hello Hurricane
Vice Verses

Counting Crows
Recovering the Satellites
This Desert Life
Hard Candy
Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings

The Joshua Tree
All That You Can't Leave Behind
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
No Line on the Horizon

Death Cab for Cutie
Something About Airplanes
The Photo Album
Narrow Stairs
Codes and Keys

The Script
Science and Faith

Drops of Jupiter
My Private Nation
Save Me, San Francisco


Five for Fighting
The Battle for Everything

Snow Patrol
Eyes Open

All-American Rejects
Move Along

Christina Perri

The Postal Service
Give Up

Vapor Trails
Clockwork Angels

Close to the Edge
Tales from Topographic Oceans

John Mayer
Room for Squares

Stanley Climbfall
Smoke & Mirrors

Leave This Town
Break the Spell

Hans Zimmer
Inception film score

Howard Shore
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring film score

Les Friction
Les Friction

Silversun Pickups
Neck of the Woods

Straylight Run
Straylight Run
The Needle the Space

Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon

John Williams
Star Wars film scores
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone film score

Comfort Eagle

The Black Keys
El Camino

Thomas Bergersen

Imagine Dragons
Night Visions

Hands Like Houses
Ground Dweller

Ocean Avenue
Lights and Sounds
When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
Southern Air


Toby Keith
"American Soldier"
"My List"
"I Wanna Talk About Me"
"Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue"

Third Eye Blind
"Semi-Charmed Life"
"Never Let You Go"
"How's It Going to Be"

Owl City
"Alligator Sky"
"Hello Seattle"

Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Can't Stop"
"Snow (Hey Oh)"
"Dani California"

Quoteworthy Forum Quotes

These are quotes that I have, for the most part, painstakingly collected asked other people to supply in this blog entry. If you have any to contribute, post 'em there. And above all else, always remember:

"The problem with quotes on the Internet is that you can't verify whether they are correct."


wuts a adverb

an advertisement for versb

Suddenly everything makes sense

I intolerate tolerance of tolerance of intolerance of tolerating intolerance when intolerating tolerance is the same as tolerating intolerance when you tolerate tolerance of intolerance of tolerance, but most people tolerant of intolerance are intolerate of tolerance intolerant of their tolerance.

I listen to people banging rocks together. Back from when music was GOOD.





if you were true fans to bionicle you would support it's return you are not fans if you don't want it to come back even if you followed the entire story and loved them and bought every set and had joined a website with a large fanbase for them and made tons of friends and talked about bionicle every day and then when it ended you moved on to hero factory and don't want bionicle to come back you aren't a fan then because you thought it was going downhill and didn't like every single little aspect of it and you don't want it to come back and you aren't petitioning lego like mad and throwing temper tantrums left and right and aren't carrying on bionicle's revolutionary legacy means you are all traitors to those who want their most favorite toy back we know our fantasy will come true because we are here we are waiting and we want our bionicle and if star trek fans had as a group said no point in talking about this anymore it's never going to come back it never would have come back and lego is pushing their poorly designed and overpriced hero factory in little kids faces bionicle didn't need it so we have evidence to prove that our toy line which we simply cannot live without is going to come back because we will hold our breath and storm denmark if we don't get our way which we will because we always get our way and get what we want even if it comes back in ten years we can ask for the entire new line of bionicle for our thirtieth birthday and when bionicle comes back we'll have plenty of money to buy them because we didn't betray bionicle and buy hero factory like you all did you annoying little black hearted meanies who call yourselves fans when you're not you stinky shoe wearing snobs who don't agree with the movement to bring bionicle back

"What are eggs and bacon?"

"Eggs are white rocks with a kind of yellowy stuff in them that you can cook and eat. Bacon is delicious."

"You'e seian what?"
-- Me talking to a friend about DBZ...

"It takes a long time to hone skillz like mine."
--Me, after failing miserably at writing my own name in Japanese

I believe in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.

If you love us so much, then what's with the two wolves with their heads glued together?


You scare me, Chols.

but i already asked google chrome out on a date :wub: :wub: :wub:

awwww you kids :wub: :wub: :wub:

Hey, I'm Tavakai and I said this.

I said that, so it's totally a quote.

You should put this in your quote block.

Quoteworthy Chat Quotes

[12:50:19 PM] Gravity: "Lightning."
[12:50:23 PM] Gravity: "Forms."
[12:50:36 PM] Gravity: "That I did not sign completely!"
[12:50:46 PM | Edited 12:51:19 PM] Legolover-361: "I deliberately misspelled my name on those forms!"
[12:50:47 PM] Legolover-361: "..."
[12:50:52 PM] Legolover-361: "Er, accidentally deliberately."
[12:50:53 PM] Gravity: "On purpose!"
[12:51:01 PM] Legolover-361: "By mistake."
[12:51:19 PM] Gravity: "Mistakingly on purpose."
[12:51:56 PM] Legolover-361: "Unintentionally, believe me."
[12:52:00 PM] Dovydas: This is really amusing to read.
[12:52:00 PM] Legolover-361: "Er, I mean intentionally."

[5:42:52 PM] Tyler St. Francis: Until very, very recently, I was under the impression that platypuses were ducks and beavers mixed together.
[5:42:53 PM] Tyler St. Francis: They're not.

5:11:21 PM me XD
5:11:24 PM me Because it is!
5:11:34 PM me It's the ciiiiiiircle of life.
5:11:46 PM me It's the wheeel of fooortuuuuune...
5:11:49 PM Aderia but circles are not competive
5:12:29 PM me Um...
5:13:33 PM Aderia How many guys does it take to screw in a lightbulb? / None, because by the time they're done sizing each other up, you've already done it yourself.

4:16:47 PM Aimee/Aderia Hey [GSR], Mr. Microsoft, if you're around, would it hypothetically be possible for a Makuta with very very precise control over Electricity and Magnetism to manipulate computers/technology through those powers? aside from makign them explode
4:39:40 PM onarax I doubt it, as I doubt any being could learn how to control such circuts with such a precise speed and size, plus not all computers have the same circuts so it'd be even more complicated.
4:44:44 PM Will ...then again, Makuta aren't real. Technically they could do whatever they wanted. xD
4:45:28 PM onarax They're antidermis aren't they, why not just possess the thing.
4:46:02 PM Legolover-361 *blue screen of death*
4:46:07 PM Will They also have Rahi/Insect Control abilites, which is basically controlling robotic brains.
4:46:19 PM Will (and lolz)
4:46:21 PM Legolover-361 *you are seeing this screen because your computer had to be shut down...*

10:10:33 PM onarax Quick what's 3+3?
10:10:38 PM Zarayna hmm
10:10:39 PM Legolover-361 122!
10:11:05 PM onarax Congratulation to LL, he wins the grand prize of 1 Million Dollars, now if only we could count it out for him.

[7/4/2012 10:51:34 PM] Tyler: I just tried to figure out the radius of a triangle. ._.
[7/4/2012 10:52:37 PM] Legolover-361: ...Did you succeed in finding the radius of a triangle? I'm curious.

Kal Grochi takes a large amount of Nick's blood in order to start brewing with.
Zarayna takes his blood back
[10:26:45 PM] Kal Grochi Hey!!

Quoteworthy Non-Internet Quotes

"All right, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade -- make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your darn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"

"Only two things are infinite: the universe, and human stupidity. And I'm not so sure about the former."

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."