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Through the Eyes of Madness



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Waiting Too Long For Dinner

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 27 2011 · 40 views
life news
Well, today is my parents' anniversary, so they're out for dinner atm. My brother is also out at respite for the week, leaving me home alone for the night, so I only get to cook half the lasagne I usually cook on a Thursday. Sadly, it's taking twice as long to cook! I have to wait an hour instead of the usual half an hour! I LOVE MY LASAGNE! I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG!! :crying:


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Kopaka In Ko-Wahi

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 26 2011 · 24 views
Bionicle and BZPower
http://fc03.devianta..._Machop_Fan.png

Yeah, just another filler entry.


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I Think I've Stopped Growing...

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 26 2011 · 18 views
life news
I just came back from an all-you-can-eat restaurant. Normally when I go there I have 3 or 4 dishes, plus desert. This time however, I could only manage 2 and desert. It's common for a growing teen to eat heaps, but I'm beginning to think that phase is now behind me...

*starts feeling old*


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Driving Test

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 25 2011 · 31 views
Life news
My driving test is coming up in a few days, and I'm a little nervous.

If I pass I'll post it here even though post-it-here topics aren't allowed on BZPower. Watch this space!


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Shikadi

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 24 2011 · 74 views
dA Gallery
Anyone remember Commander Keen?

My fave race in that series was the Shikadi. They have to be the most unique fictional race in the history of ever!

I've actually dona a couple of pictures of them, one by hand nod one using Photoshop.

http://fc01.devianta..._Machop_Fan.png

All images posted on BZPower must be 500 kilobytes (kB) in size or smaller.

[Image Linked -Takuma Nuva]

In this pic, they are on the planet Korath III constructing their gigantic weapon of mass destruction (for lack of a better term), the Omegamatic.

I know Shikadi don't speak English, but I don't know Omnispeak, so I decided to use my imagination instead.

I tried to fix this picture using a random editing software in Windows, but failed miserably. That's why the pic looks so awful.

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A Shikadi Master guarding the Quantum Explosion Dynamo in Commander Keen 5.


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Why Should Age Matter?

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 24 2011 · 62 views
Bionicle and BZPower
If you really like something, you shouldn't let age or your social life stop you from enjoying it. I personally don't believe in growing out of things. Such a concept is only an excuse for trying to fit in with the social norm.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a teddy bear to cuddle with!


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Username Links Fixed

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , in Uncategorized, Bring Back Bionicle Club Oct 24 2011 · 81 views
BBBC
Well, I finished fixing every link in the list of BBBC members so they point to the new board's profile page. Thankfully, using BBCode (or whatever it's called) made it MUCH easier!

I'd like to take this time to request that all members let me know whenever they change their display name, so I can update the list.


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Time For More Aussie Nostalgia!

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 23 2011 · 21 views

A posh woman is sitting at her desk looking through the Yellow Pages.

"Oh...? Jan? JAN??"

Jan begins to approach the woman's room

"Where's our ad in the Yellow Pages directory?"

Suddenly, Jan, having forgotten to place the ad, walks out of the building. The posh woman could tell, and tries in vein to hide her frustration.

"Keep calm, count to 10: 1, 2, 3... 8, 9, 10..."

She slowly gets up and walks to the window, where she sees Jan running past in the street far below. She opens the window roughly and yells:

"NOT HAPPY JAN!"


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Furby

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 23 2011 · 32 views

Sorry; I have a habit of being nostalgic. This time it's the owl-like Furby that was so big in the late '90s that even I had one!

Anyone else remember them?


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A Reminder

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , in Uncategorized, Bring Back Bionicle Club Oct 22 2011 · 105 views
BBBC
The BZPower Branch of the Bring Back Bionicle Club is still active and accepting members.

During the downtime, the club has gotten bigger. It has another branch (with yet another on the way), and its very own website! Unfortunately, I am not allowed to post a link here.


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Any Warcraft 3 Fans?

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 22 2011 · 25 views

Just curious.


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Why Can't Bionicle Return?

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 21 2011 · 51 views
Bionicle and BZPower
I'm sure Lego would've learned from their mistakes of making brittle pieces and using the Inika and Av-Matoran builds over and over.

I'm sure they could go in trillions of directions at LEAST with the story now that everyone's together on one now-whole planet.

I'm sure Toa Helryx, Artakha, the MU Robot, Kojol, Lariska Johmak and the Sisters of the Skrall would make brilliant sets.

But why is no-one giving them a chance?


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The Freedom Of Minimodding

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 21 2011 · 43 views
Bionicle and BZPower
One thing I love about BZPower is that we're allowed to point new users in the right direction when they make mistakes. We're not allowed to do that on any other forum I frequent; they all call it minimodding, and infract you for it. Here, it is actually ENCOURAGED, because the staff here know that it makes their job easier.


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What I'd Like To See In Buildable Action Figures

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 20 2011 · 20 views

I'd love to see skeletons that are the size of Skrall, armed with a variety of weapons, like swords, bows and magical staffs. I'd also love to see a lich (which is an undead sorcerer and leader of an undead army/society) that's about the size of Tuma.

And to think I was afraid of skeletons over a decade ago...


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I Stand At A Crossroads

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 20 2011 · 47 views
life news
I want to continue study at TAFE to get into the computer games industry, but my parents are against my continuing to study because they think I'm going to become a professional student, and do nothing but study for my whole life. Even if I can convince them, I won't have enough money to both start a TAFE course I found that I want to do, and buy my dad's car off him (my driving test is coming in a week).

I do plan to try and find work, but I'm scared. Getting part-time work is harder than people make it out to be, especially when you're in your early 20s and you've never worked for money in your life, like me. Plus, a series of ads featuring part-timers injuring themselves (making the kinds of mistakes I feel I'd make) has made it all but impossible for me to muster up the courage to even try.


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So... You're A Cartoonist?

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 19 2011 · 13 views

I'm curious to know if anyone has heard of that comic series.


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Taming A Street Teenager (Warning; Very Long Story)

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 19 2011 · 45 views
life news
Earlier this year I created my own chatroom. Not long after, a street teenager from Queensland started to frequent the chatroom seeking freedom and redemption, and I willingly took him under my wing.

Over time the former wild child soon became calm, friendly and open, and the two of us would become as close as brothers. He showed me his natural talent for rap music, and was even able to record a song! However, his past life in a gang war continued to haunt him, and dominate his entire life.

In his town there are two gangs: the east gang and the west gang. These gangs are so deadly that the police are powerless to stop them, and have even become too afraid to try! After my friend helped the east gang with something, the west gang marked him for death.

At this point, my friend had moved in with his girlfriend, but she was a member of the west gang, so she betrayed him for her own protection. She hit him with a crowbar, knocking him out, and then went to juvenile detention for 2 weeks. Her parents spent the entire time away from home trying to free her, leaving my friend home alone with no food. It was during this time that the home was invaded by west gang members, who had come solely to kill my friend. He fought back and was able to hold the gang members off for a while. However, he began to lose faith and consider letting them kill him next time they came. However, I managed to use my words of wisdom to convince him to keep fighting and not give up. He fought back when the gang returned, and managed to kill one of the intruders before he was overcome, and dumped in the family pool. However, he survived, and was rushed to hospital after another girlfriend called an ambulance.

Over the next week, my friend was in hiding. The west gang thought him dead, and had plans to retreive his body later and burn it. When they arrived, my friend hid on the roof and was able to avoid notice. However, starvation began to kick in, and he began to have dizzy spells. Thankfully, he was rushed to hospital again. But on the way, he yelled out profanities against the west gang, who, realising he was still alive, pursued the ambulance, with the east gang, who had also heard him, following.

When they arrived at the hospital, a fight inevitably broke out, and my friend joined in. Eventually both gangs decided to have my friend fight west gang members one-on-one. My friend constantly won each fight, fuelled by pure hate and rage. When he nearly killed a member, the west gang fled, and the gang war ended.

Afterwards, my friend was operated on for his dizzy spells, and nearly died one night. However, he was saved, and it was revealsed that he had a low blood sugar level due to the starvation. The next day saw him eating nothing but pies and coke all day to increase his blood sugar level to a safe level. After 2 weeks in hospital, he returned home to a hero's welcome!

Despite that, my friend was beginning to slip into Depression. Only my words of wisdom were able to keep him going through this entire ordeal.

The family my friend is currently living with has plans to move interstate because of how dangerous the neighbourhood had become. Last I heard, they plan to move away at the start of next year.

However, my friend was still in danger, and 3 months may be too long. West gang members still want him dead. Just recently, he was attacked by west gang members, but was saved by a man. This man, however, had killed his parents 10 years earlier and had tried to kill him too. He still wants my friend dead for god knows what reason. He pretended to have been my friend's uncle, and even let him live with him for a few days. However, it was revealed just yesterday to be a ruse to kill him. My friend escaped to an abandoned house, but was able to remain hidden despite the killer looking for him.

The killer soon rounded up some other people who also want my friend dead. Even now they search for him with plans of murder.

I realised that my friend would have to go to school today, and made some suggestions to get him to school, and to his adopted family's home, safely. I also tried to get him to convince the family to move TODAY, since he could be killed at any moment, and that puts immediate targets on their backs too.

I can only pray that he is able to survive his ordeal, and find a happier life as the rap star he is destined to be. I also hope I can help him in any way I can, even if all I have is online chat.


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Blog Bug

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 18 2011 · 58 views
Bionicle and BZPower
I just found a problem with the blog layout.

Whenever I access the blogs with Internet Explorer, the blog's rows appear massive, and they don't show the latest entry on the right.

Are these blogs simply incompatible with Internet Explorer?


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Timid Bellsprout

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 18 2011 · 119 views
Pokemon, dA Gallery
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This is the Bellsprout that follows me around on my journey, always out of sight. It wants to join my team and my quest, but is far too shy to approach me and ask.

Sometimes it can have its own adventures, and every so often its actions save me from danger, though I never realise.


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It's Lonely Down Under...

Posted by Makuta_of_Oz , Oct 18 2011 · 41 views

Are there any other Australian BZPers here? Finding another Aussie BZPer is frighteningly hard.






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