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It's true, all of it!

Posted by AZBlue , Jun 13 2017 · 95 views
E3Nintendo, aaaahhhh, Four, mp4
It's true, all of it! It is finally revealed, Metroid Prime 4!!!

I don't even know what to say about it, just YAAAAAAAAAY!


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Thank You's & New Tales

Posted by AZBlue , May 22 2017 · 83 views
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I know I said I was rewriting Bionicle Legacies, but that project has stopped yet again. After having a few false starts and ruined campaigns, the group I role play with on Mondays has found a campaign that is working for us. We've done various Pathfinder system games in the past, but none of them has had the same full world feel that this one has. It is set in a world inspired by Forgotten Realms, but has been dreamed up by one of my friends. We'd already talked about chronicling the adventures of the characters with previous games, but this one has piqued my creativity more than the others. I wrote out a rough backstory for my character just prior to the first session. I've also put more work into this game than any prior characters, and it shows.

​The funny thing about this game, is that the mythos that's been created has a chance of leading into the plot of the Novel that I started a year ago. The campaign theoretically takes place in the distant past of that book, and that in turn has got me started on filling out my character's backstory even more. On May 15th, 2017 (Technically the 16th) I started a second novel based on this Pathfinder campaign. In the three or four hours I worked on it, I put out around 2000 words, a new conscious record for me. The opening is a bit rough, but as the tale progresses, so to does the potential repairs to the intro.

I just wanted to let the small community we still have here know of my gratitude for this website. Back in 2003, when I joined, I had only written a small Star Wars fanfiction. That was in 2000, when I was in 4th grade. I hadn't really picked up a pencil for more than the small bit of homework I'd actually get around to doing. Reading the Epics and Short Stories forums, which were populated by authors such as Daydreamer, Korobound, and GaliGee, gave me the inspiration to begin writing. By the end of 7th grade, I had written a handful of poems, a cringeworthy short story that was never posted here, a screenplay, and a pair of attempted epics. The next four years were full of more writing. In 2005 I discovered High Fantasy through Terry Brooks' Sword of Shannara. I wrote an unfinished story called Takori-Metru. It was based on the screenplay from a few years prior. I then began my first world-building attempt for a novel. That summer I started another epic called The Fall of Darkness. It was an attempt at an edgy tale of lost love and revenge. Let's just say that Takori-Metru had more potential than this Takanuva and Nixie pairing that started with the death of Gali. I worked on that epic throughout my Sophomore year of High School, a time in which I gained my first girlfriend, a goth girl that I briefly reunited with last year. It was a strange time!

The summer of 2006 came around, and just a few days before my birthday I began work on my Bionicle Magnum Opus, The Return. I worked on it and it's accompanying short stories for the next several years. The epic itself was finished in January 2008, and was completely posted by my Graduation that May. The one short story that I still cherish was "The Light's Love". It was the first time I had written a story that connected events unseen in the main story. I entered college that fall, and ironically never passed English 101, also known as 121 at the college I was at. After a year and a half, my writing fell mostly by the wayside after the second failure at that English class. A few more false starts at novels would come, before I started looking at some of the ideas I'd already written. I took on the project of rewriting The Return as something publishable for a bit before I had some really bad things happen to me.
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I actually took a break from writing this post because of my need to write down some of what happened to me. I'll link to my facebook once I feel comfortable posting it, if I post it. Anyways, there was a physically, psychologically, and socially abusive person in my life for a year, and what he did to me killed my writing for several years.


The things I went through then and during high school, were softened as they happened, because of this community. Just seeing my peers grow up made me have hope, even if there was a hint of jealousy at some of you guys! I'm sad to see that the community here has become so small, and that there are now days without activity in most of the forums, but I'll always cherish the things I learned and memories I made here, even if this site eventually vanishes. I'm not leaving, in fact I plan to stay until the very end, whenever that comes. But I wanted to say my thanks to everyone here.
Even SPIRIT and his awesome brand of crazy.


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Mask of Light OST!

Posted by AZBlue , Feb 16 2017 · 207 views

Nathan Furst just posted on Facebook that an Official Bionicle Mask of Light soundtrack is being released digitally on the major music platforms! It is a day to remember!


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Revived Creativity

Posted by AZBlue , Feb 10 2017 · 143 views
Bionicle, BZPower
Hello All, it's been a while. I've been relatively silent on here recently, which doesn't surprise me much honestly.

Christmas came and went, with me receiving the last Six 2001 Bionicle sets that I needed to complete my collection for that year. In total I got all six Mctoran, the Nui-Jaga, Muaka & Kane-Ra, and seven noble Kanohi. I've still got quite a few missing as far as the Kanohi go, but I expected that. The Mctoran were all complete including their polybags, Muaka & Kane-Ra was kind of new in box (The previous owner had opened it just to put the treads in a Ziploc), and the Nui-Jaga were sealed in box. I did feel bad about opening them, but I really wanted to build them!

Anyway, that is not the point of this entry. The point is that seeing all of the revived creativity in the art and library forums has reignited my interest in fixing and finishing my Bionicle Legacies series. The conversion I had been working on stalled, and I really don't have the motivation to continue it, and I'm taking a break from my High Fantasy book for a bit longer. The reposting/rewrite of The Return will start soon, and hopefully won't take too long. The majority of my ideas right now are towards the long planned prequel, and the incomplete sequel. The short stories that are part of the series will likely be posted before any of that, as most of them aren't that embarrassing. Mostly I'm just excited to revisit the AU that I created over ten years ago.

How's everyone else doing?


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2001 A Construction Odyssey

Posted by AZBlue , Dec 18 2016 · 168 views
Lego, BIONICLE
2001 A Construction Odyssey I've been slowly rebuilding my BIONICLE sets. It's a project I've been working on for about 2 years, originally in celebration of Gen 2's announcement. Today, after a slow and distracted process, I've completed rebuilding my current 2001 collection. The Manas are on another shelf in my room, but I can't figure out how to post more than two images via my iPad. The only sets I am missing are the Nui Jaga and Muaka & Kane-Ra plus four of the Mctoran. Those sets will hopefully soon be mine! They are at the top of my Christmas list this year, so yeah! I also finished rebuilding my 2010 sets, and my first half 2002 sets.

I've also been thinking about starting a YouTube series, mostly reminiscing over gen one, and reviewing the sets from each year. I'd like to do more with it then just that though, so any suggestions would be nice. How's everyone else doing?


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Let's do an Ask Me Anything!

Posted by AZBlue , Nov 12 2016 · 254 views

Seriously, ask me!


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Nintendo NX REVEAL!

Posted by AZBlue , Oct 19 2016 · 233 views

Tomorrow
This friday, at 9am central time, Nintendo will be revealing their next gaming system! I am incredibly excited, and will be setting alarms to be awake at that time. What do you guys, gals, and so on think about this highly anticipated announcement?


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PS4 is pretty cool!

Posted by AZBlue , Sep 14 2016 · 180 views

It really is, as I've come to find out over the last week and a half. I got the Uncharted 4 Grey-Blue (or as I call it, Sand Blue lol) edition, and have been playing No Man's Sky, Uncharted Collection, and best of all, Star Trek Online.

No Man's Sky is a great game to me, being a concept I've craved from my childhood obsession with space exploration. Its exactly what I expected from the previews and screenshots, so I was not disappointed or overhyped for it. The planet I started on had a radioactive atmosphere, which sucked, but I made it off that world.

I've only made it partway through Uncharted 1, so I don't have much to say about it other than it feeling like a modern Indiana Jones movie.

Star Trek Online is where most of my time is going right now, mostly because I had to start a new character--which was expected with it being a different server. Captain Tik'kat of the USS Tiberius is the first custom alien character I've made in STO, and I'm having a lot of fun with him. Space combat is good, but still feels better on PC, while the ground combat feels polished. The controls aren't on par with Elder Scrolls Online, but the game is playable.

My PSN name is AZBlue08. I'll be adding it into my sidebar as well. Let me know if you add me!

Also, I'm halfway through the Thrawn trilogy for the first time. It is really good, and I'm embarrassed that I hadn't read them yet. I'm eagerly anticipating the upcoming season of Star Wars Rebels, with the reintroduction of Thrawn, as well as more Maul shenanigans.

Working my way through Supergirl S1, and eagerly anticipating S5 of Arrow, S3 of Flash and S2 of Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.


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B(ronie)ZPower

Posted by AZBlue , Sep 05 2016 · 167 views
Its still alive
B(ronie)ZPower Found this after liking a post on Facebook. Reminded me of a few years ago.


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Legoland KC Throwback Night

Posted by AZBlue , Aug 11 2016 · 154 views

Hello all! This is AZBlue reporting from Kansas City about tonight's Legoland Discovery Center Adults Only Throwback event. If you're in the KC area, it's a $10 event running from 6-8pm, so there's no excuse not to be there!






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