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I Miss Samurai Jack!

Posted by Jedi Master J. , Jan 04 2011 · 93 views
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It been six years since it stopped airing and I am just now remembering how much I liked that show. I guess it must be nostalgia from listening to its introduction song over and over again. laugh.gif Hm...I can't seem to remember the show having an ending though. Anyone here know if Jack finally return to past and defeated Aku?

Hm...I wondered if I can find some copies of the show on DVD somewhere. Probably not. But I'll look anyway for nostalgia's sake. Which reminders I got to check for season two of Avatar: The Last Airbender too. biggrin.gif *hums the Samurai Jack Opening Theme to himself*

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Outside of my brief nostalgia comments above, I have a question for you the audience. You see recently I got two LEGO sets and I have been thinking about reviewing them for you guys here. But well, I am not sure if I should do both or just pick one. So I thought that I would let you guys get involved a little in the decision process. The sets are the following: #7929, Star Wars: The Battle of Naboo and #2065, Furno 2.0.

Well? What do you think?
A-> Review them both
B-> Review just the Star Wars set
C-> Review just the Hero Factory set




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Reflection On The Year 2010

Posted by Jedi Master J. , Dec 31 2010 · 69 views
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Well, I can't say I am surprised that no one made use of my last entry at all. But then again, I expected as much from my lack of activity here and fact that I didn't really provided the reader much reason to want to comment.

So anyway, it appears that today is last day of 2010 and so I decided that I write up a little reflection on the year. And what an eventful year it was from the end of BIONICLE to signature guideline changes on BZPower. It was quite a mixture of good and bad for one year. But what year isn't like that? tongue.gif

Admittedly, the end of BIONICLE really wasn't that much of low point for me this year. As while I loved BIONICLE as much as a fan should, I thought the ending they provided in Journey's End, the Mata Nui Saga, and Comics illustrated end was fitting for the story and would allow us as fans to continue the story onward in fan created universes based on the BIONICLE Saga. It also did help lessen the blow that GregF did agree to continue the serials' stories of BIONICLE to at least tie up some of loose ends left over to provide us all with closure so to speak.

As for the end of the sets, I kind of wished that they did end them with a bigger bang than the Stars since I felt as a fan that it deserve more than six Matoran-Sized Action Figures. Although I am also thankful that they didn't because it did saved me some money in the long run (College ain't cheap, friends.). So it was kind of both disappointment and a relief at the same time. Tahu Stars was especially a disappointment for me since his Hau can't fit on the Olda or Metru Heads. sad.gif

Outside the scope of BIONICLE, I got my first job in the year 2010, I graduated high school, and much more. It was very much a great year for me. Sure, it had its problems such as my computer crashing in November. But it was still was very much a good year and I hope for the best next year.

With that said, I shall end this with my New Year's Resolutions:
- Get a 2011 Hero Factory Set
- Get my Driver's License
- Figure out a way to attend BrickFair in the future
- Get better at MOCing
- Rejoin BZPRPG and be a more active and better RPer
- Run a Blog Contest based on bonesiii's Expanded Multiverse project
- Complete my research on the history of the RPG Forum
- Enter an RPG in a RPG Contest
- Return to writing epics and short stories




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12-29-2010: Premiership Reinstated...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , Dec 29 2010 · 76 views
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Well, I am back, BZPers. Took a little long than I thought it would, but I finally registered for Premiership again. Hopefully this will encourage me to come online here and maybe be more activity in general (Not making any promises though, college keeps me busy.).

Alright since I am not feeling too great (Been sick since Christmas), I am just going to cut this entry short and making this out to be a suggestion box thing for what I should go on about in my next entry. Some examples of what I could talk about are DKC: R, next semester's classes, FRINGE Theories and Episode Reviews, BZP Library Spotlight, etc. So yeah, hit my comment section up with any suggestions for the blog and any questions that you might have about me. Thanks for reading. Night, BZPers.




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Good Bye, Blogs. Thanks Staff.

Posted by Jedi Master J. , Jul 26 2010 · 55 views
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So this is it, the last day is here. Thank you, Staff, for giving us this opportunity to see what its like to be a Premier Member for a week again. While it was an uneventful week for me here and I didn't used this blog much, I still appreciated this gift you give us each anniversary and might considered getting Premier Membership again at some point.

And I am now currently listening to BZPowercast to sign off this anniversary week. So far, its pretty good. Black Six's voice is emotionless as ever. tongue.gif

And well, before I posted this, I just wanted to say it nice to talk with you all again through this blog. I shall now return to my quiet state on BZPower of just hanging around the forums, reading topics and playing in the BZPRPG (Which I am going to try to post more often in) since I don't have much time on hands to do much else due to work and all.

And I guess I'll just have to make my decision about attending BrickFair next year by myself since no one felt like sharing their experience of the event to give me a better idea, if it is worth it or not. Oh, well, I have to consider my college expenses anyway, so I doubt its likely that I will be even able to save enough to pay for trip to Northern Virginia. I was just considering it because it wasn't that far of a trip from my home and I heard from staff's accounts of it that it was fun (What was fun in particular was what I was trying to find out to get a better idea on what BrickFair is like.).

But anyway, once again, thanks, Staff. And happy anniversary, BZPower.




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Should I Go To Brickfair Next Year?

Posted by Jedi Master J. , Jul 25 2010 · 79 views
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Two blog entries in one day? Man, I must be pretty talkative today. Of course, by time, I get this up it will be tomorrow for me since its 11:26 PM currently in my time zone. BUMPED: To get more opinions from BZPers here, I am bumping this.

So anyway, as the title tells you, I been considering going to BrickFair next year, if its still in Northern Virginia, and I would like to get the opinion of my viewers here on whether or not it would be worth going to attend. Would it? I imagine many people would say yes and that I would be fool to not jump at the opportunity to go. But well, I just not sure I would have any fun going since I am a shy, socially awkward, young adult with not the best MOCing skills. So with that in mind, would you still say I should go? Or should I not bother at all saving money to go next year?

Thanks in advance to whoever takes the time to answer this for me. And if anyone that been there before could share their experience there with me, I would greatly appreciated.




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The Death Of Roku

Posted by Jedi Master J. , Jul 24 2010 · 90 views
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So as the title probably tells you, I was able to get Book 3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender yesterday, which why I didn't write anything yesterday as I watching it all day after work. It was great and there is lot of scenes, that I love to get screen grab of, such as Aang's Monkey-ish during Fire Nation School episode, where he thought he had been discover as the Avatar already. I am probably going to go back later and get a screen grab of that and make it into an avatar for here, if I can make it small enough without lowering the quality of the image.

It also provided me with a chance to see some of episodes of season 3, I missed, since I wasn't able to catch them all as they air considering I don't watch Nickelodeon much, if at all, anymore. Those episodes were "The Western Air Temple," "The Firebending Masters," and "The Ember Island Players," which I thought were all pretty good episodes that I had wish I seen earlier. I especially liked "The Ember Island Players" for the funny portray of the Gang. Although I think the ending didn't fit the play well since it was very Pro-Avatar before that. But, of course, this play did take place in the Fire Nation, so naturally the Fire Nation scriptwriter probably didn't wanted to get kill for promoting against the Fire Nation leaders and add that ending to save his skin most likely.

I can't waited to go buy Book 2 next Friday to get my second dose of nostalgia over Avatar. Next weekend going to be awesome. Too bad, I won't be able to use this then to talk about. Ah, well, I guess I'll just have to wait until I save some money again to pay Premier membership.

But anyway, I am sure you didn't drop on by to hear me rant on about watching Book 3 of Avatar and instead see what my title here was about, so I explain now. As you Avatar fans know, Chapter 6 of Book 3 was a flashback episode about Avatar Roku and Fire Lord Sozin and while I did like it (And I did see it when it aired originally), I personally can not understanding at all why Avatar Roku was fighting the Volcano for. I say this because no one was in danger or left on the island for him to need to save since everyone had escaped on to lifeboats. And even if he was doing it to help them escape the island by keeping the lava from reaching them, he could of simply gone with them on the lifeboats and defend them from any threats that volcano might had brought up against them escaping.

But instead he decided to fight a volcano and end up dying because his best buddy left him there to die. He must really loved his house there, if he willing to die to stop a volcano from erupting. Or maybe he wanted to impress his wife by conquering a volcano with his Avatar powers? tongue.gif *shrugs* Anyone here have an explanation?




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Avatar: The Last Airbender

Posted by Jedi Master J. , Jul 22 2010 · 97 views
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So lately I been in kind of an Avatar mood due to all the news going about lately such as sequel series coming in 2011, I believe. And well, I been thinking about re-watching the series at some point this month or next month. Not because I wanted to see the movie (I have heard nothing but negative thoughts on it generally, so it doesn't sound too good. Although feel free to comment if you don't think it was that bad and maybe I'll considered going out to watch it, if there enough people saying that.) rather its more out of fact that I miss the series and I really want to watch it again. Anyone else here feel this way?

Do you think it would be worth searching for, during this weekend, a box set of seasons to rent or buy? So far, I hadn't been able to come up with any box sets of the seasons for sale online and have only been able find halves of seasons online for stores like Walmart. Hm...I probably try and look for Book 3 this weekend since it is more likely still be found at stores now, compared to Book 1 and 2, and technically it is my favorite Book of series with Book 2 a close second.

And since I brought Avatar here up, I guess I might as well sum up my opinion on what we hear about the sequel series so far. I personally think it sounds promising and I am hoping it will do some justice to some of mysteries left unanswered in the original series through flashbacks, if possible. Although how far in the future it is can also be bit of put down as I really would like to see some of old characters such as Zuko, Azula, Sokka, Katara, Toph, etc. And it wouldn't be much of stretch to have them alive considering Bumi was 112 in the original series and they would still be much younger than he was (And if he still alive, I think I might go crazy considering he is Aang's age and it would mean he outlived the Avatar, whom we assume died of natural causes in this case.).

Still I would prefer that these characters just make cameos or mentions rather than become regular cast members of the new series as it would be cheap on the writers' part and they would just overshadow the new characters introduced for the series. But overall, I am looking forward to what they have in store for us.




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Mosaics, Ussal Crabs, Life, Oh My!

Posted by Jedi Master J. , Jul 21 2010 · 63 views
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So yeah, since no one reply before, I am just going to go ahead with some of ideas that I mention before. I doubt I'll get through them all this week though since working for living is eating my free time a lot nowadays. But anyway, to start off, I am going to show you guys the pictures that I took of my pieces for BIONICLE Mosaic Project for BrickFair this year:







Well, those are my pieces for Mosaic project. I think they came out pretty good and hopefully they arrived with the Ussal Crab in one piece. I do have some news though and that is the package has arrived at its destination. I'll keep you posted on its condition. As for the Ussal Crab, here is one of picture of it that I took before sending it out (I would post all the pictures, but they aren't very high quality.):



Yeah, I know its not that complex or creative of a built for a Ussal Crab and Matoran. But well, this MOC was more of just a side project that I was doing for fun and to fill up the box, so I am not just sending an near-empty box to Virginia by just having the mosaic pieces.

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As for the life part of the entry, it really more like college related stuff than actual life. But I recently got $500 scholarship for my 2010-2011 academic year. So things are looking good in terms of paying my bill for this academic year. My classes are the following:

Mondays: Nothing School Related; Work

Tuesdays:
- ENG 50-12 - Developmental English, 9:35 AM to 11:00 AM
- MAT 140-03 - College Algebra and Trigonometry I, 12:10 PM to 1:35 PM
- INT 100-01 - Student Success, 1:45 PM to 3:10 PM
- PHY 100-51 - Technical Physics I, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wednesdays: Nothing School Related; Work

Thursdays:
- ENG 50-12 - Developmental English, 9:35 AM to 11:00 AM
- MAT 140-03 - College Algebra and Trigonometry I, 12:10 PM to 1:35 PM
- INT 100-01 - Student Success, 1:45 PM to 3:10 PM
- PHY 100-51 - Technical Physics I, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fridays:
- TME 111-01 - Machining Technology, 8:00 AM to 12:10 PM
- Work

I would expand upon this with a description of the courses listed above, but I don't really have the time right now as I needed to get to bed. So if you guys want a description at all, feel free to comment here and tell me as otherwise I won't add it at all.

Well, that's all I have for you folks today. Good Night, BZPers. Hopefully I have something more interesting to talk with you about tomorrow.




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Happy Anniversary, Bzpower!

Posted by Jedi Master J. , Jul 20 2010 · 63 views
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So here, we are again on the anniversary of BZPower's birth and as per tradition, we average members are grant the chance to see what its like to be premier member. Its nice little gift that the staff give us here and its something that I'll be taking advantage of this week. But the ones that really deserve the thanks and praise in this are the staff, who take time out of their busy schedules and lives to run this place. So please to be sure to thank them this week for all their hard work and for granting us this gift.

Thank you, BZPower Staff, for keeping this great place running. Out of all sites, I been to this is probably the nicest and intelligent community on the internet and I don't regret for a moment joining here. I wish there was more I could give you than my undying gratitude here, but its only thing that I can realistically give over the internet unfortunately.

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In other news, I shipped out my Mosaic Pieces for BIONICLE Mosaic Project last Saturday with a Ussal Crab MOC for BrickFair, so they should be arriving to their destination tomorrow hopefully. I'll probably keep you guys post on that. And I might be posting the pictures, I took of them, here later to show you what they will look like, if you are at all interested in seeing them. Outside of that, I think I might take the time this week to finish an old entry that was meant to be guide for newbs just getting into BZPower, which I was working on back when I was Premier Member last year. I also might post some life entries that might involved talking a little about my job, how I feel about it, etc. And I might post my class schedule for college this fall, if anyone interested in seeing it.

Yeah, I know. A lot of "mights" in there. But well, I am not really sure what I will be doing this week with this here blog. So if anything listed above interests you at all and you like to hear about it, please comment so that I know there are people interested in it.




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Lego Set Suggestions?

Posted by Jedi Master J. , Aug 23 2009 · 64 views
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Hey, BZPers. I am posting this blog entry here to find out which of this year's sets would be best for me to buy. So far, I am leaning toward possibly getting Toa Mata Nui (Mainly just for the Ignika since I miss out on last year's set with the Ignika.) and possibly one of the vehicle sets. My overall budget is around $45.17, so suggesting something that doesn't go over that would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.








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Name: Jedi Master J. (JMJ or J)
First name: John
Age: 24 (April 20th)
Gender: Male (Cis - He/Him/His pronouns)
Orientation: Heterosexual
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Nationality: American
Location: Southeastern PA, USA
Occupation: Engineering Assistant at a small machine shop
Education: Public School / Community College (Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology)
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Religion: Raised Roman Catholic, but agnostic by choice
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Interests: LEGO, Bionicle, Star Wars, Legend of Zelda Games, Nintendo games, and Harry Potter (Check Interest list in my Profile for more information.)
Fan of BIONICLE since: The beginning, but I wasn't that interest in it until the late 2003... My interest peaked during 2004, which is why I joined here the following year (2005).
Hobbies: Drawing, reading, writing, collecting BIONICLE/LEGO sets, playing Video Games and riding my bike.

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