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Help Wanted; Myths Article

Posted by bonesiii , Aug 05 2006 · 53 views

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I love blogs. Great way to organize you folks to do my work for me. tongue.gif

(Kidding.. mostly...) *ahem* Well, after being busy for a couple months this spring then working on tons of S&T projects including the Contest which is only just now wrapping up, you all have noticed I'm sure that there haven't been any more Myths & Misconceptions articles for a long time now.

There's tons of need for another one, but now that the search engine is offline for us FLs too now, it's gonna be hard to find all the things I had intended to include while my brain was fried due to excessive busy-ness. I have some already, but figured I might as well put out a call for you guys to remind me of anything that needs included this time around. smile.gif

I know for a fact I made some notes too that I seem to have lost. *sigh*

So far I've been able to compile these off the top of my head:
  • Voya Nui water corrosive
  • Calix makes impossible possible
  • "Akua Nui" will be in story
  • Kadin same as Miru
  • Elda can only find Ignika
  • Yellow/gray not valid stone colors
They seem to all be Voya Nui related, lol. Any from previous years I've so-far missed are wanted as well. smile.gif

In case you aren't aware of what the "M&M" articles are, here's the latest one: Bionicle Myths and Misconceptions IV.

Edit: Good suggestions. Here's the list of new ones so far, including some I thought up:
  • Mata Nui's element is light --from Advocate
  • Makuta is a Great Spirit (a reminder one) --from Advocate
  • City of the lost is Matoran lost city/village --from Vader Hater
  • Kongu's and Krakua's Suletu are the same mask --from Ninja Handyman
  • Past Toa of Light --from Bioran23
  • Rahaga can speak Visorak language --from Turakii #1 Lavasurfer
  • Gukko have talons (maybe include) --from Turakii #1 Lavasurfer
  • Matoro will definately wear the Kanohi Ignika --from Quantum-Phasically Charged Traku
  • Shadow can be good in Bionicle --from will toa of plasma
  • Red Star is Artahka --from will toa of plasma
  • Jaller destined to wear Ignika --from will toa of plasma
  • Mask of Light on Voya Nui
  • Bionicle not on a planet
  • Voya Nui's continent isn't underground
  • Nuva are dead
  • No wheels in Bionicle
  • Voya Nui floats in the air (maybe include)
  • Ignika found in 2006 (maybe include)
  • Nuva use Ignika to wake Mata Nui
That is a ton! XD

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I can think of two that have been popping up recently:

Mata-Nui's element is light.
Makuta is a Great Spirit (already disproven, but still appearing constantly).

There were a few more, some that you covered. I'll go check S&T. smile.gif
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how about of the llost is about the matoran lost city
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Oooh, looking forward to this...

Perhaps something like Kongu's Kanohi and Krakua's Kanohi being the same Kanohi. Whilst it is disproven, many people are still posting that it's the same one and junk :\

However, that's just an idea.
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This one is kinda old, but:

There was once a Toa of Light, who later died and that's how the Avohkii came in.

Greg said no to this.

~ Bioran

P.S I will try and find more, but BS01 Wiki is down sad.gif
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Turakii #1 Lavasurfer
Aug 05 2006 10:01 PM
This one's probably just under the top of your head, but the one that comes to mind from the S&T judging is that the Visorak have a language, and that the Rahaga can speak it.

Oh yeah, and do Gukkos have talons? I'm not sure whether we nailed that one down or not.

Turakii
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Quantum-Phasically Charged Traku
Aug 06 2006 10:32 AM
I found one.
  • Matoro will wear the Mask of Life because it says in Power Play his destiny has something to do with the Ignika

I noticed a lot of people putting these in spoiler tags.

-QPCT
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Toa Inika of plasma
Aug 06 2006 11:11 AM
I'v got some
  • Shadow Does Not Have To Be Evil!
  • Is Botar Good Or Evil?
  • Kaukau Can Work In Lava?
  • The Red Star Is Arthaka.
  • Jaller Is Destined For The Ignika.
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Great suggestions, guys! I thought up a few more myself; the blog entry is edited to include new ones.


QUOTE(will toa of plasma @ Aug 6 2006, 12:11 PM)

I'v got some
  • Shadow Does Not Have To Be Evil!
  • Is Botar Good Or Evil?
  • Kaukau Can Work In Lava?
  • The Red Star Is Arthaka.
  • Jaller Is Destined For The Ignika.

I included three of these; not sure about two.

2) The actual myth here is that he's evil, right? So it's confirmed he's good, I assume? I just haven't happened to see this info, lol--and I'm not assuming anything just 'cuz he's in the OoMN (Brutaka)...

As for the Kaukau one, I'd rather not go there this time at least. If a definitive word can come from Greg on exactly what it does and does not work in (i.e. what is and isn't considered water in Bionicle), then maybe. That topic's still open for a reason, lol.







A few of the ideas here are listed as "maybes" including some of mine. Not 100% sure that some are widely held misconceptions. Like the Voya Nui floating one that I thought up (I've only actually seen it once), or the talons thing (Yes, it's confirmed they have only four wings, no legs to have talons on, as MOL shows, although I'm not 100% about the status of the other versions of the bird; if they are simply totally unofficial now).


Edit: Apparently people think the Nuva will use the Ignika to awaken Mata Nui, XD: here. (How do you folks think up these things?! tongue.gif) Adding....
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What about some Red Star ones? I got some...

The Red Star is Mata Nui's Spirit Star
The Red Star is a planet <= I spotted that one on the S&T forum
The Red Star is the Great Beings homeland (dry.gif)

~ Bioran
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Hmm...lemme think hard about this one...


Well....so...things people think are true but really aren't eh?


The AE is asleep. <-- I dunno, but many people were surprised that he was awake. They think that unleashing him means waking him up or something.

Makuta is dead/ Makuta is alive <-- I dunno. This is a maybe even for me. I've seen people that are adamant about either, but truthfully, we don't know 100% either way.

Bionicle beings don't have hair <--

Darn spoiler quote isn't working, so Bionicle Legends 3 spoiler below!!!













Fenrakk has hair, as seen in sites with forums are not allowed#3. I thought this as well, since Matoran don't have hair, but just because Matoran do, doesn't mean Rahi can't.


Bionicle beings don't eat <-- Well it's true for Matoran, but we have seen things where Rahi are eating. (Muaka love Rahkshi! laugh.gif )


I dunno. I'm not thinking straight. I'm sure there are more, but I'll get back to do on that one...

~U

EDIT: What the? sites with forums are not allowed?
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Ah, got another one...

Botar is evil. <= That one is pretty old, you don't see it normally now, but still, better tell the world about it tongue.gif

I know there are some more, especially one about Jovan...

~ Bioran
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and to a further extent, I remember a lot of people thinking Botar was The AE.
and maybe you should put in the Lhikan hau/tahu hau in their too.
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I saw this earlier but nothing came to my mind. You seem to have a pretty long list up smile.gif. The article is coming out good.

Dunno if it's that important, but maybe you could include "No free will in Bionicle because of Destiny"? Which is not true. You don't see it that much in S&T, but it shows up quite regularly.

EDIT: What about "Ignika is Mata Nui's mask"? That's a common misunderstanding.
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Good suggestions guys. I think I'd better hurry up and get an article with at least some of these up fast--the "Nuva are dead?" topics just keep on coming! wacko.gif

Noting this for reference sake as well--no idea if this one counts or not.... (I thought everyone knew Matoro and co were already Toa? O_o)
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ZOMG! I think I may have one more.

All the sets (either from playset to figure, or year to year) are proportional -- This one causes a lot of confusion. We all know that the Toa sets have grown a little taller set wise, but in storyality (is there such a thing?) all Toa are about the same height. And this year: People think that the Fenrakk Spawn spiders are so big compared to Fenrakk, because they are using sets proportionately. This isn't the case. Etc...

~U
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Quantum-Phasically Charged Traku
Aug 14 2006 12:37 PM
Another pair.
  • Bionicle will end in 2020
  • The storyline will be over when Mata-Nui wakes up (2020!)

-QPCT
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BZP Noob #30000
Aug 15 2006 08:06 PM
  • Mata-Nui's mask is a Hau

Well, yeah, lots of people thought that before, and with that comic where Axonn says that the Hau is Mata-Nui's symbol... I dunno.
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Good ones guys, and also the "Mata Nui was that Hau in Makuta's lair" can be covered by that one, Carnage. Good, good.
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THE OMNISCIENT VOICE
Aug 17 2006 09:34 AM
I sent a PM to Greg asking what the Kaukau does, and he said it only works in water, because it is a mask of WATER-breathing. I am afraid I do not have the OM anymore, for it was deleted.
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I can't believe that this is still being speculated. Could be good to mention that it was an early prototype version of Kongu.

EDIT: url tags.

And 'nother Edit. Just a thought. Now that the Free the Band website is up, things could get similar to what they did when the piraka.com website was put up. Could. AAR and Bionicle are so far away from each other that everyone will (or at least should, hopefully) understand that it is not official--but there is other stuff there that isn't that apparently not storyline accurate. So--maybe mentioning something about Free the Band being not official storyline?

Assuming that 100% of Free the Band isn't official. IMO, it would be odd if that wouldn't be the case--I mean, there were things like "Voa Nui" instead of "Voya Nui" there.
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Aug 18 2006 03:04 PM
I still see members that think Akua Nui is the next island. You might want to add that in Bones.

Also, you could say something about the leaked 2007 names. Takadox is awesome.

Magical Edit:
Shadow is not an element. (you could say something like It's an element but an evil one)

Bionicle Heores is not canon

-T
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Vahiki the Ninja-Pirate
Aug 20 2006 05:54 PM
I don't see how the sunken part of Voya-Nui being being the City of The lost could be a misconsception. In Power Play it pretty much stated

spoiler, highlight to read That the Matoran on the suken part of Voya-Nui are alive

and as far as I know, there has been nothing to disprove that the sunken part is the city of the lost.


pirate.gif Vahiki pirate.gif
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Vahiki, the disproof is as simple as Greg saying so. I'm pretty sure I saw the quote too. Though that's one I'd definately check with him on first anyways before writing it. Probably I won't include that one though, not for now. That's future storyline a long ways off for the moment.
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Vahiki the Ninja-Pirate
Aug 22 2006 03:56 PM
Can't read some of your post, Bones. Can't see some of the screen.

Greg disproved that? I didn't hear about that.

pirate.gif Vahiki pirate.gif

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QUOTE(Vahiki the narnian knight @ Aug 22 2006, 04:56 PM)

Can't read some of your post, Bones. Can't see some of the screen.


Yeah, the blogs seem to
do that.... Tis a big annoying,
yeah. I assume you have a
very small monitor.

(You can read this?)

Try selecting text to copy and
past it into something like Notepad;
might help...

Or get a wider monitor. tongue.gif
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The returning hero will NOT Lhikan. This pops up all over. I'd like to have it cleared up.
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If the toa nuva should form a six-Toa fusion or a Toa Nui, would they be able to revive Mata Nui? i don't know why, but I just thought up this theory unless someone else already has.
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Thanks again to all you guys--about half of your suggestions are in the article today. Probably the other half gets the next one. laugh.gif

BTW, it turns out Greg did NOT say the Lost Land isn't the 2007 location. So it still might be--not sure what the quote Vader Hater saw and I thought I saw was, but apparently that is not confirmed. So I just didn't address that issue in the article, though perhaps next time I should debunk the myth that he confirmed it, lol. shrugs.gif

Edit: Another from Darnzerf: Keetongu a DH--from the erroneous DH Guide cover.

Darnz: Bionicle words can be different in different languages- They are the same in all countries.
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Notes for a new M&M, coming soon hopefully:

Takanuva is super powerful.

Bionicle ages with the fans.

Cordak -- who it would be shot at.



Magnetism = metal (maybe include).

--must review previous myths that weren't included last time
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City of the lost is Matoran lost city/village --from Vader Hater
Matoro will definately wear the Kanohi Ignika --from Quantum-Phasically Charged Traku
Nuva use Ignika to wake Mata Nui


These were funny - they all turned out to be true.
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I don't know if this is just the way I'm wired, but I don't really think like "hey, wanna be my friend?" I just be myself, treat others with respect and friendliness, and those who would make good friends just sorta show up. And I really don't think like "well, you're not my friend, you are, you aren't" etc. Anybody can be my friend.


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*revives topic, only to kill it seconds later*


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My two pieces of eight.


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Ha ha! Voriki myth still isn't dead? It's been so long since the constant flow of these topics stopped I guess I thought Voriki had finally kicked the bucket. Well, I hate to put another nail in the old guy's coffin, but...

Topic closed.

I Heart Logic

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Ahhhhh, the sweet smell of complaint topics in July!


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I think Evil Lord Survurlode is out to get me.


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Bionicle doesn't revolve around ANY one fan. Not even you.


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Bionicle does NOT age with its fans.


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If something absolutely has to be done for the greater good, it is by definition NOT evil.


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Think, guys, think! You have brains! Use them!


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Logic is not some meaningless buzzword you can throw around like pie, at least not as long as I, an actual logician, am here.


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Common myth. The answer is: "Yes, if you are an ancient Greek."


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Last I checked, most of us aren't ancient Greeks. tongue.gif Some of us are ancient Geeks, but...


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Besides, show me a brown rock, and I'll use your logic on you. "That's not a rock, it's hardened lava."


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The best symbol of stone would be gray. But it would probably sell almost as bad as brown -- LEGO needed a "flashy" color, more like what Ta, Ga, and Le Toa have.


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Do not insult cheese.


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Omi's right.


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Forty-two.

(Four eight fifteen sixteen twenty-three... *ahem*)


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Logic! Why don't they teach logic in these schools?


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Can you imagine MNOG ending with the Turaga and Matoran executing Ahkmou?


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So here's the question: If LEGO working harder by listening to fans is "lazy", then wouldn't they be "lazy" if they listened to you -- a fan?


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You don't need to hate to say it.


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Four extra letters. "Bionicle sets." How hard is that?

Actually, three extra letters since the s just moves.


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If they are "Bionicles", then you are "History".


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BZPers are often the exception, not the rule.

::celestial_drink::

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Of course it's cruel -- did you think bad guys were Mother Teresa?


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It isn't like I hide it, but it also isn't like I go up to random students at college at say "Hey, I like Bionicle, isn't that something?!"


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One man's junk is another man's treasure.


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I had the same theory in ages past, and Greg personally disproved it.


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The thing can destroy time, man. You guard those kinda things.


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Brevity is the soul.


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Which I suppose is a fancy way of saying, "I have no idea."


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I attack my own theories. I'm weird like that.


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If only books could be updated like web pages.


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Bionicle was supposedly a betrayal of everything LEGO stands for, its pieces far too clunky, a horrible turn away from the more "intelligent" Technic and a total stabbing in the back of the good old brick, an insult to AFOLS, evidence of a mythical trend away from the construction toy, far too violent, etc.


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It's really pretty simple:

Gadunka is one of the "coolest" sets ever. Most inventive, most unusual, most striking. Thus, he is horrible.


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Of course they're weird. All Bionicle names are supposed to be weird. Show me the Bionicle name that is "normal".


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You just completely contradicted yourself. If Mata Nui was working out great, then wouldn't Metru Nui have made less money?



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If that's greedy, then you are greedy for driving in a car to get somewhere far away fast, for wearing shoes so you can walk at a reasonable pace without cutting your feet, using silverware to better eat your food, using a telephone to avoid having to make a trip and speak, using a computer to type a forum post when you could walk personally to everybody's house and speak what you just said over and over and over again.... At least 2000 times to account for all the possible active BZP members, and preferably about five million times -- and you'd have to go door to door throughout the whole world to even figure out which people were Bionicle fans anyways before you started confusing monks in Tibet with strange words like "Kongu" and "Cordak". All within your own lifetime, regardless of whatever else you had wanted to do in your life.

And forget speech. You have to scratch out the message with your fingernails in stone. Then maybe you wouldn't be greedy. Maybe.



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Nobody would surprise me, so it's probably Makuta. But I went with Hydraxon, because he's a weapons master and it would make sense, no?


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Why didn't I think of that earlier?


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I don't just ask rhetorical questions -- I answer them.


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I knew you'd say that.


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You're a body with a head. So what?


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A simple conversion is not a business plan to actually get two radically different markets to behave as if they were the same.


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Um, hello? Are my posts invisible?


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Universe go poof.

We All Live In An

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I hate typing Roman numerals above three.


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I always find these topics funny -- everybody goes in circles, pointing to the exact same aspect of the set and going "See that? So it's obvious it's horrible! How can you not see that?", and then someone else saying, "See that? It's obvious it's awesome! How can you not see that?"


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Obviously, not everybody sees I to I.


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They have their uses -- like if you're making a MOC that's supposed to be a light green faceless humanoid.


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I hate it when I can't tell if someone's joking.


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Yes, that's an excuse to be lazy.


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Hold on just a second. I think you have things backwards. Mata Nui was not paradise -- it was a place of horror and war for a thousand years!


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Lol.


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I'm a logician. I can tell you that your argument does not merely sound illogical. It is.


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Yeah, that'd be bad. Next question?


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We'd still have wooden ducks, no plastic bricks, and definately no LEGO if change was prevented. Really, we wouldn't even have that.


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It is unfortunate that it's this way (at least for us). But it is. We might as well come to grips with it.


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And I walk away in peace.


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You have no idea how many times I've read this style of opening to this kind of topic, man. I must admit I am very very tired of it.

*deeeeep breath*

*shakes head madly*

Okay, I'm good.


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My memory doesn't go back that far.


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If I didn't agree with something, I'd try to find out the reasons for it before doing anything else, which is something I think some people forget to do and instead they dig themselves a hole for no reason.


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Lol, I think you missed the point -- BR isn't going to think your forum deserves approval if he has to be told it exists.


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I'm a coolomaniac.


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But I like spam!
Wait...


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This is not a country. This is a website. Countries are led by governments. Websites are owned by owners. Countries are places you physically exist in, and may have difficulty leaving. Websites are places YOU choose to go. Countries are places you may be born in, or grow up in, etc.

BZPower is a place YOU sign an agreement in order to join. Blame cannot be placed on us when a member violates that agreement. And if a member chooses not to like that agreement anymore, they are free to leave at will. If a member violates the agreement they made with us, we are justified in punishing the member as agreed.


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I'm a logician -- I think in terms of what makes sense all the time. I don't just agree -- I know why I agree, and I think my reasons are pretty sound.


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If I'm breaking a rule, it's because I gave myself permission to allow myself an exception, thus I am not technically breaking it.


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[A]lthough Evil Lord Survurlode does seem to be making a bit of a comeback, just like Sauron, so we might have an epic war that will spawn a novel and three giant books of a trilogy soon... but yeah...


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I object to the wording of this question.


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Huzzah?

I'm A Doctor, Not A Great Being

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Ever had one of those moments where you think you just passed into an alternate timeline? This is one. ()_o


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Rants are based on pompous egos and desire to pick a fight. Not intelligence.


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The Monster on LOST is Makuta.


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Cynics are some of the most naive people on the planet. They hear someone claim things are bad, and they accept it without question.


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I'm a realist with an imagination.


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I blame Survurlode.


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You see a flamer, your response should not be to just flame him back -- you lower yourself to his level if you do.


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Let's open that can of worms, as unpleasant as it might be. [...] *I'm not afraid of you, worms!*


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"Transformation" can be as simple as a bomb rearranging a building into a debris field.


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Far better to be proven wrong than to be wrong without knowing it.


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I remember when I was a kid, and I was just playing around, I didn't know this stuff, so I said gas prices were five dollars at my play gas station.

My dad laughed, said gas would never be that expensive.


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Toa carrying rifles... as they ride their space shuttles into... Klingon territory...


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Kazi [ha]s Rahkshi staffs. (Oooh, Kazi=evil??)


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Take an election between two candidates. Obviously, both candidates will get votes. However, one will get more votes, and one will get less. You would be, in this example, voting for the one with less votes (Mr. Olderfanson). You see why the fact that you, one person, did vote for that guy, doesn't prove that he won the election? [...] "Mr. Newerfanson" won the election.


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o_O


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In general, I do enjoy debates--but I don't enjoy being flamed, no. Nor do I enjoy wasting time when I have tons of PMs I need to reply to and top secret reference projects to work on and all that responding to things that could have been cleared up with more thought before posting, heh. Debates can still get tedious when it seems (please note "seems"!) that a few people refuse to approach them with an open mind.


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<_<
>_>
<_>


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I didn't even spell "the" right.


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Lol. I never said I'm always right! Yeesh, what do I have to do to convince you guys I don't think that? Purposefully take wrong positions or something?


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Guess what? I could draw before I learned to write, but does that mean I should get all huffy and insulted at the fact that not everybody shares my particular talent? This is just absurd, isn't it? Did you honestly think that everybody has the same talents and gains proficiency at the same time?



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When someone much older than you was a kid, LEGO was wooden toys. [fogie teeth voice]"These newfangled plastic things are insulting! As if there isn't money to be made in good old fashioned woodblock toys!"[/fogie teeth voice]


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Can we sing kumbaya yet? Sing it! Koooooooo----oom---bah-----yaaaaaaaaahhhhhh.

Or something... Sing it! You don't even have to agree with me! Just sing it anyways, maaan!

Sing!


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Your mistake is that you are thinking in terms of a simplistic "formula" of strength, and thinking that can be used to predict everything. It can't--every situation is different, and sometimes a weak Matoran might catch a glimpse of a passing Rahkshi while a powerful "Toa Ultimaultrasuper" might get blasted to bits when the same Rahkshi actually attacks. You need to be realistic--think in terms of the situation. Stories are based on that--they are a "game of seconds and inches" where dangers both big and small can occur to both powerful and weak people, and how you perform depends on your brains and the time you have to prepare more than your actual power level.


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Why did the entirely robotic Bohrok need teeth? Someone explain how that is okay but teeth in Piraka isn't?


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Phew. Now, to post, and see if I maxed the text limit out.

Yabo! Hahaha!

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Thanks X. Thanks D. Thanks X and D. XD


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I lazy.


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You can make any innovation look bad if you point to the non-innovative ways (the old "normal" ways) and claim they must be followed blindly.


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But what I don't get about it is -- why the apparent desire to kill characters off for no reason? In real life you meet tons of people who you will never meet again, and they're not dead. Is that to you a problem? I don't get it -- you'd go insane if you tried to stay in touch with every random old lady that said hi when you were walking the dog...


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Yes, my post in this topic is product placement. So sue me.


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In addition, high gravity affects spacetime on a fundamental level, slowing time down and bending the spatial brane. Not to be confused with the spacious brain.


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It would create a field of electrogravimetry that would pull all nearby matter in and then make it explode. The explosion cloud would take the form of an anchovy.


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There's only a slim chance that we exist.


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I love taking myself out of context.


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I think it's admirable to be careful not to offend people where it makes sense. But at some point, you have to be willing to stand up for yourself and be confident enough that if someone comes at you with an unreasonable accusation, you don't take it.


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I think aliens invaded already and have fooled us into thinking they are mere animals who "meow".


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Good stories aren't puppet shows. They are tales of life, with realistic characters -- people -- living out their lives, with really minimal "guiding" by the author.


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Oh goody, a complainer to blast to oblivion.


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To begin with, I disagree strongly with pretending it is "killing off", rather than a serious story being told, with serious themes and life in the story. Characters aren't "killed off". They die.

I find this term somewhat offensive, because it implies the writer kills the character like a TV show host telling a contestant to leave. This is not a game show. It is the events of the storyline that kill the character. That term is merely a psychological shield to avoid the emotion of the moment in the story. IMO, that's a kind of immaturity.


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Um.


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You can't always get what you want "now now now". Your logic makes no sense -- if you want to know what's in the books, that means you support the books' existence. Yet you apparently want spoilers to go up the day it's out, so in the countries where it is bought, people could just read the spoilers and not buy the book, risking its sales going down and the books ending, and thus no more spoilers for you to read!


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Truth = Truth. And nothing else.


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I had spammed ten thousand times.


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A good comedy is a development, like a story, not a punchline. You start with a situation, and it goes in unexpected, funny ways, which leads into other twists, to a conclusion that often can be more serious than funny, avoiding random cliches and developing enough logic that it doesn't feel like you slapped random nonsense down. Comedies Forum has this bad rap of having a lot of Unfunny Stuff -- I think it's the temptation to write short punchlines drawing on typical one-liner cliches that causes this. The 300 word rule is a good basic start to avoiding that problem.


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Dude. My voting precint is a "23". ph34r.gif


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And what people are saying about randomosity is true -- I hope that it's not surprising that as a logician, I understand how to be funny (though I won't try in this post ). Logic isn't for Spock who refuses to smile -- you actually need logic in your comedy to make it funny. In my experience, a balance of logic and random nonsense helps -- even logic OF the random nonsense.


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I highly recommendate it.


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Another mistake a lot of people make is thinking a comedy must be 100% funny -- reality is that that tends to just overwhelm the reader and come off more as spam. If you look at my Survurlode interviews, for example, there is always at least one serious theme that the whole work revolves around. The serious aspects support the humorous, and vice versa.


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*strongly approves of the use of the term "bionical"*


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Well, my observation has always been the opposite -- more established official facts inspires MORE fan imagination -- at least with imaginative official facts. It was really only once the "gappists" starting complaining, in my observation as a 2003+ member here, about "tons of official facts" that I saw the fanfiction community here really explode with creativity.

Think about it -- imagination feuls imagination. Less imagination doesn't -- it starves imagination.

Search My Blog

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How much wood would a woodwood wood if a woodwood would would wood?


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But my point related to that isn't that I literally think it should be FULLY sun-sized. I'm just saying, there's a whole range, from a little larger than Earth, to a LOT larger, to a TONTONZILLION larger, and it's all possible if the story team just feels like it.


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*imagines massive asteriod pulling out a pirate's telescope lol*


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GD is NOT for storyline-only discussion. That discussion belongs in S&T.


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S&T policies are designed for good reasons, tried, tested, and they work.


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Sure I'm sure -- it's Bionicle. Anything's possible.


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I never understand these claims -- how do you know what "proportionate" is for that character? He's a fictional character, made out of plastic LEGO parts.

So why get annoyed at it? When you look at a giraffe, do you get annoyed? It makes no sense to me to do so.

Besides, you're setting yourself up for it. Nobody ever told you these characters were supposed to be exactly human.

If you look at an ape, would you say it's done wrong, just because it resembles a human?


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I plan not to, but I guess if the site shut down I'd kinda have to, wouldn't I?


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...they usually give their jokes when they have the upper hand at the moment, though, or when they've just run into a frustrating difficulty that's not immediately dangerous, which are realistic IMO. When they're in immediate danger, I am not aware that they pause to crack jokes.


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I strongly disagree -- everybody capitalizes their name. It's cliche.

(I do not capitalize because 1) I hate being cliche, and 2) it is symbolic of humility.)


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I knew you'd say that.


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Seriously though, obviously the focus groups like silver, guys -- there's no mystery, those of you portraying it as odd that LEGO keeps using the color. This is how personal taste works -- it differs, and you're gonna find yourself in the minority sometimes. Best get used to it -- that's life.


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*lets self dp*


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I'm not a soldier, but I know that keeping your sense of humor alive even in dangerous or serious situations can be a huge boon to keeping your sanity.

He who forgets how to laugh forgets how to live.


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I heart silver. My favorite metallic. If I had my way, gold would be considered lesser than silver.


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The red eye thing is the closest thing you have to evidence, but I could argue that Berix is the traitor for spending time away from the villages, or Ackar is the traitor because his name sounds like Admiral Ackbar and there was a traitor in Star Wars called Darth Vader.


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Ultimately it comes down to this for me -- YOU choose to dissapointed or miserable.

If you expected the universe to be perfect, that was your choice, and really not very sensible of you.


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If I as a writer were to try to appeal to the attitude you express in your post, I would feel like I am constantly walking on eggshells. Everytime I had a cool idea how to use a character, or more importantly logic told me the character naturally would be involved in something, I would have to worry about whether I shouldn't do it as it might offend someone.

That's a miserable way to write, and I wouldn't wish that on the story team, myself, or anyone.


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But one thing. Everyone expects something when they do something.


Very true. For example, when I posted the above post, I expected somebody to reward me with this point, giving me an excuse to discuss it in a separate post so as to give it better focus.


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Therefore, the more "things to expect" from a "donation or whatever the heck you want to call it", the more likely we get mooooolaaaaaaaa. Therefore good.

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I don't see what the anology has to do with this. "Chevys" (or "Chevies") makes sense. Like "Keets" or Morby or my personal favorite for Makuta -- Terry Mack. "Biological Chronicles" referring to beings makes no sense. And as I typed this, a Chevy ad came on TV. They called it "Chevy." Seriously, exact same time.


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Oh my, you're completely irrelevant metaphor makes you look sooo intelligent.


This is obviously getting out of hand, so I guess I have to close it. Also, you failed to answer my question. When a moderator asks you a question, answer it. Capisce? wink.gif

Please do not attack people like that. That is flaming, or at best trolling, both of which are not allowed.


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What does a premier member buy?

1) YOUR right to be on here for free.

2) Their right to be on here.

3) PM perks, like poll-making, blogs, etc.

4) Proto.

No matter how you slice it, sending in that money is NOT just buying proto. Even if proto is all they want, they're still buying YOUR right to be on here for free. Yall should be grateful.

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