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.ppt Face Contest Winners!

Posted by bonesiii , May 26 2008 · 320 views

Coolified Artwork


The time has come to announce the winners of the Powerpoint Faces Contest! This was an awesome contest, with so many great entries that Ojhilom and I agreed we couldn't just judge by the usual percentage of entries, but instead by a par of work, quality, and craftsmanship put into the entries, keeping in mind that avatars were the goal of this. So as long as it looked up to good avatar quality, we accepted it.

As such, we ended up choosing seven top winners, eight other winners, and only four entries actually lost. It just seemed right since we didn't get hundreds of entries but the 15 winners obviously put a lot of work into it. Now, the catch here is, there are only seven top winners, and this isn't just a title -- it comes with a surprise bonus prize!

With many many thanks to Black Six for approving this, the top seven winners will receive 80x80 avatars!

Also, many thanks to Black Six for uploading all of the winning avatars to BZPower's server! You guys now do not have to worry about any outside image hosting site having downtime or going offline -- as long as BZP is running so your posts can be seen, your avatar can be seen too. smile.gif (Of course, this only applies to these avs.)

I'd also like to thank my brother Ojhilom for helping me judge these entries. Wasn't easy to do!

And without further ado, here's the winners!



1st Place

Member: Ary
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: A picture of Ary.
My comments: The top three winners here are all super-super excellent. It was very difficult to decide what order to place them in. Ary gets the first spot because it's the best overall package and the best art in technical terms. It is a "coolified" Bohrok head, but not just with my usual method of coolifying -- it works by exaggerating how large and small certain parts of the Bohrok are, turning the eyes into curved eyes, and showing the whole thing at a very steep angle, making it the Bohrok look very intimidating, similar to one scene that stands out in my mind from the 2002 flash anims where a Bohrok bent its forehead forward like that and gave that well-known growl.

The art is perfectly done, and what's more, it looks awesome in avatar size, yet when you zoom in, you keep seeing that Ary filled in more and more detail. You can't even appreciate all of it fully at the zoom shown above. He's got the lighting and shading done perfectly, and the wide empty area also gives it a sense of space that makes it work for avsize despite how detailed it is. There's even a subtle backwards glow effect on the eyes that makes the center look darker rather than traditionally brighter, making it look even more intimidating. This perfectly captures, IMO, why Powerpoint can be used, with skill and work, to produce art virtually up to par with super-expensive equivalent programs -- it deeply impressed me. Sheer awesomeness, Ary!


2nd Place

Member: Rangan Mercenus™
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: Named Firefly (Ta-Miruan). Ancient, powerful, Gukko-esque creatures, with an omnipotent mind and a shrill matoran voice. This Bird is one of the few remaining species, almost on par with species wide extinction, they are in hiding, waiting for the shadow to come...
My comments: Rangan entered this before most of the other entries. When I saw it, my jaw literally dropped and I stared in amazement for a few seconds. I'm frankly at a loss to describe how awesome that bird head is. Wow. Until Ary entered I thought it would be impossible to beat. However, though it doesn't show up in avsize, there is an erroneous line in front of the forehead tuft thing, and really those tendrils probably shouldn't be going down only one side of the head there as it appears (the back of the head between the first two tufts, and the forehead, should be lower). They are very minor errors, just enough to push him down to number two.

The great parts of this? Dang. Everything else? The color scheme is perfect and creates a very creaturey look, the texturing looks just right of a balance between organic and coolified, the glowing eye makes it distinctively Bionicle -- and these things together make it look worthy of appearing in a Bionicle movie. IMO it's cooler than the MOL Gukko by far. There's a complex lighting system going on that you might not notice at first, that is following the shape in near-perfect 3d mimicking, although it could do with some shading on the lower right side of the head (my right, not its right). One thing you can't see in this that I got to see when he sent me the .ppt file was that the jaw was added seperately, always a good idea, so theoretically it could be animated to work like an actual jaw.

Must mention this too -- Rangan also entered an awesome Kanohi of Madness. I really couldn't decide between the two, since that is awesome too. I had to have him choose via PM which of the two he preffered. Rangan, if it's possible, I'd love to include that mask sometime in my fanfics as a "Rah-Kanohi."


3rd Place

Member: Thormen
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: It is the Kanohi Krunoch, the legendary Mask of Chaos. It is not just sentient, it is also schizophrenic, wrecking chaos in the mind of whomever dares to wear it.
My comments: I heart the Krunoch. There had been some debate going on recently about Chaos working as an element suggestion (which I would definately support for evil element). Thormen's entry here captures the awesomeness of chaos. Purple is the best color choice, definately, for one. The whole thing forms a Vahi-esque mask shape with the eyes being the gaps between some of those spikes at the top (I'm not even sure which spikes, and that's good, considering the theme). Yet there are four other faces stuffed in there.

There's great lighting on the whole thing, with an edge effect making the mask looked curved like a bowl with the edges farther from us than the front, and the lighting on the center thing. There's a subtle modification of one of the spikes. The center thing actually forms a sort of sombrero (Hey, I know how to say that in Spanish, can you guess?) over the lower face, which looks like a Pakari. The faces to the right and left look very 2001-ey. Plus there's the simple tiny face stuffed in on the left side of the sombrero. But the best detail doesn't even show up in the av-size; those scratches. Gives the mask a great texturey look and, again, fits the theme.

The main flaw is that his use of 3D stops with the lighting; there really oughta be thicknesses in the eye-gaps and the like. Also, for the sake of the avatar size, that sombrero spread so wide the rest of it looks kinda small. Won't be so bad now with 80^2, but it is a problem. Also, it's a shame about the scratches not showing up in avsize, because that is an inventive idea. So Thormen gets third place, but believe me, all three of these are so close to equal it's unbelievable. This worked out great since I promised the top three would get featured directly in a sidebar. Awesome work to you too, Thormen!

And BTW, I'd also love for this to be the mask of Chaos in my fanfics if you approve, Thormen -- I've already planned that as a Legendary in there but planned nothing specifically after that. Pwetty pwease? tongue.gif


4th Place

Member: Atako
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: N/A
My comments: Atako entered three neat ideas. I almost went with his Miru, but Ojh and I finally agreed that this "modified Pakari" was better. The pic above speaks for itself as to why. But I'll say it anyways because I want giant paragraphs that torture you guys horribly upon readifying. tongue.gif

*ahem* I have never seen anyone do plastic so perfectly as Atako does here. Notice there are no black lines at all, unlike all of my own work and the top three (and all the other) winning entries. This, combined with incredible attention to lighting, makes a near-photo-quality plastic mask. For that alone this had to be a goldstar winner. Now, look at the curvy serrated gap area. Now, repeat after me: "Wow." I honestly could not tell until I zoomed into 400% (Powerpoint's max standard zoom) that those parts were drawn as vector and not real plastic. Hugo Kudos!

Now, it's not one of the top three because there are a number of big errors here. Mainly, just about all of that awesomeness is lost in the av-size, and this was an avatar-related contest from the start. Look closely at the eyes and you'll see it pretty much has to be a single eye, and it doesn't look intended to be a cyclops. There's gray mysteriously behind the eyes, but nowhere else -- where's the rest of the head? These negatives are unfortunately enough to push it down to fourth.

But that doesn't negate the awesome, awesome job done with the lighting and texture, so this goes no lower than 4th! And BTW, your other masks were pretty good too, Atako!


5th Place

Member: ~~Zarkan~~
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: The Kanohi Maleka, the Mask of Size.
My comments: Judging by his comment when he entered, Zarkan will be surprised he's ranked so highly. And I do have to say, the next three's specific order wasn't worried about too much as Ojh and I thought they ranked about equally. But there are three reasons why this is #5, aside from the fact that I just plain love the shape -- it looks like a turtle, and I heart turtles. tongue.gif

First, it's the exact opposite of Atako's mask above -- it doesn't look super amazing zoomed in as big as above, but click the avatar link and look -- it looks awesome in avsize. One of the things I was looking for in this contest was avs that designed well to avatar size, since I announced that beforehand (and 80x80 isn't super larger than normal). Of the entries that work well small, this is IMO the best.

Second, he makes use of a shading technique inside the gaps of the mask for the cast shadow on the gray head behind that I hadn't thought of. It's the standard rectangle center gradient effect, but aligned just right for this position. I had always used overlayed trans-black for shading myself, which isn't as cool looking as this.

Third, I think this shape is one of the most coherent and striking in the contest. It has a slight resemblance to a Pakari (like #4), but is different enough that it's not super-obviousa and looks like it could work as a Mask of Size rather than strength. The whole shape flows together perfectly yet has plenty of variety.

It could be improved by some light-reflecting lighting like Rangan's bird's beak, a glow effect on the eyes, better handling of 3D in the center/mouth area, and a better mock curve on the outermost edges. But these are all cosmetic and weren't enough to push it lower on the winners' list.

And Zarkan, I'd love this one to be in the Paracosmos also, if it's okay with you. Was planning a BP mask of size since 2001 but all my previous designs stunk so never worked it in anywhere.


6th Place

Member: Zyglakky Yoshi
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: N/A
My comments: Zyglakky grabs spot # six in a way I completely didn't expect -- not so much for the single mask itself, but for the overall work he put in. The slightly larger white mask above is the one he chose as the actual winner, and he didn't actually enter anything else -- instead, he recolored the mask in a variety of ways -- some not even shown above -- in Powerpoint. I have never bothered doing recolors in Powerpoint because it is tedious work. If you've never tried it you can't appreciate just from looking at the recolors how complex it can be. And he did it tons of times. I've selected a set of six including the white one above to look like the standard six elements, plus one that looks Bones Bloggish. tongue.gif

One of the other reasons he places so high is the inventive use of the target reticle. Makes perfect sense for a vision-esque mask. He actually assumed it wouldn't show up in the av-size and didn't include it in the recolor for his av, but as 80x80 avatar IMO it looks nice, although I admit it still doesn't look as good as the fullsize.


7th Place

Member: Mr. Mord
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: The Kanohi Mâhne- The Great Mask of Adaptation.
Known wearers- None.
Power- Obviously stated. Acts like adaptive armor. Also makes the wearer look like a fool.
My comments: Mr. Mord places seventh with what I think is unquestionably the weirdest entry in the contest. It looks very old-school robot, villainesque perhaps. He's using a few good effects here, including 3D serrations, edge-effect lighting, dark-center eyes, and a new effect, slightly lighter lines decorating the surface. The latter makes it look nearly realistic as a metal material and is the main reason he gets the last of the seven 80^2 avs.

This could have been improved by a more purposeful eye shape; that would have been enough to place it 6th or even 5th. But even without that, he gets a larger av!




8th Place

Member: Bepura
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: Bepura's character's mask, the Bevokai, Great mask of limited invulnerability.
My comments: Here we start on the other winners. The level of quality I was looking for here was up to basic par for an avatar that I might actually post in an Artwork topic for people to use if I had made it. I daresay many of my avs are higher quality IMT than some of these entries (tongue.gif), but still, all of the following work perfectly as small avatars and so they claim a spot on the winners' board as well. But yall get stuck with normalsized avs, sorry. wink.gif

Bepura's entry here is a pretty much flawless mask design for a small av. There's only a few hints of details that you see on zooming in, but he makes up for it by filling the rest of it with an oak-leaf style serration collection. Better lighting and 3D thicknesses would have enabled it to place higher, but that doesn't detract from how cool the mask looks IMO. Alas, you can't all win Goldstar level.


9th Place

Member: Adventurer
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: N/A
My comments: This is one of Adventurer's oldest faces, made back when the original guides were posted. It showcases his very tribal style well, and of the three he entered, it was the best IMT. His entry#1 was pretty good too, but wouldn't have looked good enough in either av-size, IMO. For the record, Adv, I was a little disappointed you didn't enter several of your others, which I would have places higher, namely this and this. Still, this face catches your style just as good as them; it would have been for more technical reasons that the linked concepts would have ranked higher. All of your work is a very unique style compared to most of the entries, just like Atako's entry, and that deserves big kudos alone; you've made .ppt "your own" as TV talent show judges are so fond of saying.


10th Place

Member: Toaraga
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: His favorite mask.
My comments: Toaraga claims 10th place with a literally last-minute entry (although since he had PMed an earlier version of it to me already I would have accepted it anyways). This is a very set-accurate Matatu (my favorite power from 2001, incidentally), but it takes a very "Paper Mario" twist on it that works well. He was in danger of placing a lot lower from his first draft which was a lot simpler, but this creates a unique look, perfectly done, and manages to present its own style as well.

What I would have done to improve this is first, the cast shadow is needed behind the eye gaps too, and then add a sliver of reflected-light along the upper and leftmost edges of the mask itself, sortof coolifying the Paper Mario esqueishness. Adding a gradient effect to the lighting and maybe a shine on the left-upper-most corner is also a trick I would have done. Those additions would have made it more technically correct and at the same time, shown more clearly that the flat look was intentional (I'm not even sure if it was; but I like it anyways tongue.gif).

If it looked striking enough this might have placed goldstar. Note, though, that Toaraga gets a 100x100 av because he's a staffie. tongue.gif Probably worked out best ranking semi-low since 80x80 wouldn't exactly be special for him. laugh.gif


11th Place

Member: Toa Talvak
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: N/A
My comments: Toa Talvak entered three neat ideas including a caterpillar head thingy and a wolf head; I had to give him his choice of the winner as I couldn't decide. This mask is probably the best choice anyways since it is the most Bionicle-esque. This is a another mistake-free entry that's good for the higher range of other winners, but could have used more lighting and some 3D thicknesses. It's a simple but great entry that looks great as an avatar.

BTW, I do have to say that if this hadn't been a "Bionicle-style" contest, the wolf's head would have definately been chosen because it would place higher. It roxorz. tongue.gif And same with the caterpillar thing. However, it IS a Bionicle style contest, so that's why I saw those three as roughly equal and gave him the choice. Good drawing on all three, Toa Talvak!


12th Place

Member: Nuju Metru
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: Mask of Life.
My comments: Nuju Metru claims 12th place with an Ignika. Now, this one actually disappoints me because at first glance I actually ranked it as a Goldstar winner. Ojhilom warned me that it was out of proportion but I didn't quite see it. I was noticing that it obviously took a fair amount of work and pulled off a great Ignika, that IMO was the clear winner of the three things he entered. Unfortunately, that was just because of my blurry sizing down of his entry image to estimate its size -- when I got the .ppt file, I realized that the line on the upper left serration thing was too light, and the proportion WAS off in the mouth area (compare the right side to the left). What's more, when I ungrouped in an attempt to adjust the line mistake on the forehead, I realized he had apparently been working with text objects instead of normal shapes, so I couldn't click on it -- something else in front was blocking it. To work around that would have been more my work than his, so I couldn't justifiably do it.

So this one moved down mainly because those errors show up glaringly with 80x80, but in normal size they're not quite so glaring. So in a weird way, it's a good thing for the entry. Now, these errors ARE kinda small when you consider that it's a very striking Ignika shape overall. So it's definately a job well done -- just for future reference, Nuju Metru, try using the Polygon tool and reading the Symmetry section again in my guides, as those things would have avoided these difficulties. smile.gif

I must also take some of the blame here because if I'd listened to Ojh maybe I could have picked one of his other two entries in time and it could have placed higher. But I ran out of time, I'm afraid.

13th Place

Member: Bundalings the Bunny
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: The Mask of Alternate Paths, not to be confused with the Olisi.
For instance, you come up to a fork in the road, and you don't know which way to go. Just activate the mask, and you can see what will become of your decision in the near future. You find that one way you'll walk into fog and plunge off a cliff and find yourself in a swamp full of angry Makika toads, and the other way goes to the Matoran village.

It is flawed in one aspect however: it can only see a limited way into the future. It may be that if you fell in the swamp, you would defeat the toads and find a cache of Kanohi, so in the end it's a better choice. Making decision while using this mask can be very tricky, and full of regret.

Note the Happy/Sad face, modeled after the theater faces. The idea for this mask came from my longing for a mask like this in the story, and perhaps I will include it in one of my fanfics.

My comments: Poor Bundalings gets the unlucky number. tongue.gif Unless of course you're an ancient Mayan in which it is a holy number... but then they might eat you alive so yeah no thanks. Anyways, this is a neat mask shape (with a neat bio BTW). Looks similar to something I would draw. It places a little low mainly because of symmetry "sewing" errors (the worst of which I did remove for the art above and for the avatar), and inconsistent use/disuse of 3D thicknesses. But it's a cool shape. Not much more to say here.


14th Place

Member: xccj
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: An enemy mask xccj plans to use in an epic.
My comments: xccj has shown .ppt works before, and he deserves big kudos for previously making tons and tons of Bionicle characters in Powerpoint. I had to judge based on his actual entries though, and of those, this was unfortunately the only one I thought was up to part to win in this contest. It's a good enemy mask, and like I said earlier, paying attention to working good in av-size is important, which this qualifies for. The gradients on the spikes and the face are the main reason it won; also notice how the standard rectangular lighting works well here by creating a jutting-forward-nose effect. I usually shy away from using the rect-lighting effect because I've never been able to think of a good use for it, but right here is a great use of it, similar to Zarkan's use as mentioned earlier.


15th Place

Member: Toa Z
Avatar Link (to be used ONLY by this member).
Any bio info: N/A
My comments: Toa Z claims the 15th place with an ape-like face/mask. Again, not all that much to say, except the use of gradients works well for an avatar size, and this is the second most colorful entry in the contest aside from Rangan's entry (defining color as specific colors, so different shades do count, since you have to do work to put even a single such color in), yet that color doesn't clash but complements. And it's also a cool shape.


Special Notes:

NOTE to the Goldstar 7 winners: You must PM Black Six after you apply your av to your profile to have him resize it up to 80x80. smile.gif

One member was planning on entering, but failed to meet the deadline. I gave Takua the Wanderer a chance to enter on the weekend (directly after contest closure and since my weekend job eats the whole time anyways), but he chose not to enter for honor reasons. Kudos for that choice though I wouldn't have faulted him had he chose to enter late.

For the record, however, if you had entered this mask, TtW, you would have placed as a Goldstar winner. smile.gif

Finally, thanks again to Black Six for allowing the prize-uploading! Enjoy your avs guys!


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Enter the Second Chances MOC Contest: Beasts! Winning beasts will be featured in Bionicle Paracosmos Epic #4: Twisted Island!




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The first one looks like a Bohrok! ohmy.gif
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Geez, I'm still surprised that I won. Even at seventh place. And thanks for the avatar Bonesiii.

Congrats to the other winners.
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Torchflare1234
May 25 2008 05:39 PM
Congratulations to everyone and kudos to bonesiii, this was one fun contest.
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Congrats to you all.
Sweet Bohrok Face!
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Takua the Wanderer
May 25 2008 05:44 PM
Congrats, everyone! You all did a great job. The winners don't really surprise me, though. tongue.gif
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Yay! I win! I'll take 13th place... better than... no place... right?

Thanks a lot!

BtB
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LOL, I'm impressed I made it at all. I have some experience, yes, but but compared to some of the great designs here, I'm a novice still. Thanks for the cool contest, bonesiii.

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EmpressYumiwa
May 25 2008 09:54 PM
9Th place fir my minion. Ha! tongue.gif

And TtW either did not make it or did not win. Ha! tongue.gif

Gratz to the others, though. smile.gif

~EW~
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Even though I'm 15th, I don't care, as long as I got something. tongue.gif

I'm still shocked, though.

And congrats to the other winners! biggrin.gif
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Dudebot5000
May 26 2008 11:59 AM
Congrats to all winners! smile.gif
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*gasp* FIFTH PLACE? ohmy.gif Man, I'm kinda in shock right now, bones. wacko.gif

But seriously, this was really a pleasant suprise to me. I'm pleased you really liked it so much - probably a lot more than me. tongue.gif

Congrats to all the other winners! There was some really amazing stuff here - that Bohrok head was fantastic! cool.gif

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Rangan Mercenus
May 27 2008 07:34 AM
Second! Yay! _icon_joy_.gif

Bonesiii, I'd be happy for you to use my mask of madness in your epic, you got me to second place, so I'll let you use my mask of madness.

Mercenus
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I honestly didn't expect to win anything... I entered on a whim, and didn't think the entry was so great, but I did think the reticle was a nice touch. (BTW, if anyone wants other colors as their own avatar (the one I used is actually silver, but it's hard to tell tongue.gif) you can PM me or something.)
And I'd love to read this epic involving the Mask of Chaos, too... biggrin.gif

And yeah, I love that Bohrok head! Awesome... (I'd love to see a Krana in that thing. tongue.gif)
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Third place! Woot!!!

And about your question: of course you can use it in your fanfics (and you can post the pic on the BP site). However, I am currently writing a short story about it so I think it's best to link the two (although the Paracosmos technically gives you total freedom). What I plan to explain with the story is how it was made and who the four different personalities that make up for the mask's schizophrenia are. The short story will probably be done soon, but if you need to know more, PM me.
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Actually, it was more of I'd never done this type of thing before and had little or no idea what I was, but I thought of the Matatu after my first idea was getting only so far. I also used a real Matatu (well, not "real") as my model; unfortunately, I was also trying to somewhat use the symmetry "lesson" to make both sides even, which might've been the problem. happy.gif

©1984-2008 Toaraga EAM
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Oh wow, I won! Hm, now I have to decide whether or not to keep my 1,337-byte-sized avatar or go with the 80x80 one. I'll go with the 80x80 one.

Wow, this is the first time I actually won a competition on the Internet that I actually had some competition. In fact, I'm probably going to make an entire body too...

Kudos for all the other winners!

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I honestly didn't expect to win anything... I entered on a whim, and didn't think the entry was so great, but I did think the reticle was a nice touch. (BTW, if anyone wants other colors as their own avatar (the one I used is actually silver, but it's hard to tell tongue.gif) you can PM me or something.)
And I'd love to read this epic involving the Mask of Chaos, too... biggrin.gif

And yeah, I love that Bohrok head! Awesome... (I'd love to see a Krana in that thing. tongue.gif)

Krana... Why didn't I think of that?

P.S. I'm also going to enter the S&T contest. It's already coming along nicely.
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Heh, I nearly entered this one (which is my favourite tongue.gif) but not many other people seemed to like it so I thought I'd play it safe. tongue.gif Anyway congrats to the winners and thanks for the avatar! happy.gif
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Wow, 4th place! I wasn't expecting to get that high. And to think that I almost did not include that curvy line in the final product.

A definite congrats to Ary, Rangan Mercenus, and Thormem, as well as to everyone else. Absolutely magnificent work. biggrin.gif

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Shadow Kurahk
Jun 01 2008 11:36 PM
Conflatulations to everyone! Nice job!

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5: Blue MOCs 2nd Chances (BPC#3)
Blue Results
6: Bohrok Kool (BPC#4)
7: Multiverse Guide Art (EMC#3.5)
EM Guide Art Results

.ppt Faces Top 3

These are the top three winning entries of the Powerpoint Faces art contest on the Bones Blog.

1st Place by Ary


2nd Place by Rangan Mercenus™


3rd Place by Thormen


The other winning entries are listed here, along with bio info about the artwork.

Skull Of Approval



Use of this image is valid only when posted by bonesiii. High quality content is requisite. The blog entry itself wins the award. If you win multiple times, you are permitted to say so whereever you display the award.

Pet Peeve Gallery

The following Pet Peeves were identified by BZPower members in a contest for use in an allergenic weapon to be used against Evil Lord Survurlode. These photos taken by me when the Peeves were in captivity. Peeve names link to full bios.

Grand Prize: Flame
By Wysp

Adult form (click thumbnail):


2nd Place: The Misinformed
By Electric Turahk


3rd Place: Ignorance
By Kopaka's Apprentice


4th Place: Corrector
By xccj


5th Place: Double Posters
By EmperorWhenua


6th Place: CAPS Locker
By Toa of Dancing


7th Place: Miwo
By Lluvio


8th Place: Endtag Argh
By Kakaru


9th Place: Blushroom
By Darkspine Neya


10th Place: TB-RPG Overlord
By Nero


11th Place: Polloflower
By The Infection


12th Place: Emoticanus
By Kohena: Great Warrior of Pie


13th Place: Toktomee
By Wyattu


14th Place: Typcgraphical Gnomelette
By Arpy


15th Place: Shortenator
By Axinian the Chronicler


16th Place: Pica'huge
By ~Kativa~


Peeves by me:

Bionicles:


Plural Apostrophe's:


Alwayzon Turnsignal:


Neveron Turnsignal:


Chalkboard Scratcher:


DoomAH:


Stolen Thunder:

Evil Lord Survurlode Says...



"Brave Knight Binkmeister thought he could banish me with new software. Ha! Lord Survurlode is immortal--I survived because I retained a connection with the One Refresh To Rule Them All. Sauron tried to survive in the telephone system with his One Ring--but that dastardly Frodo tossed it into Mount Dume. Sauron was lost. But the Refresh still exists, oh yes, and as long as it does, I live also, to bring my floods to the BZP forums!"

--Evil Lord Survurlode,
in a BZP interview


"Killeth them with kindness. That's what my mother taught me. So I figured, instead of trying to fight Brave Knight Binkmeister's attempt to overthrow me... I would instead give him the one thing he loves most. Bubble Wrap. Not only him, but all of his followers. BZP members once knew me as their common enemy. But now... am I just a kind old man who has free Bubble Wrap?"

--Evil Lord Survurlode


"Why in the world am I calling him Brave Knight Binkmeister?! That term sounds... nice. It makes him sound like a hero! NO!!! He's my enemy! No, no, henceforth he shalt be known as 'Cowardly Scum Binkmeister'!"

--Evil Lord Survurlode


"Yes, my new minion, you now see the dastardly plans BZP members have--they seek to avoid my floods by getting on in the morning or the late evening, or worse, the nighttime. Sauron might have been a sleepless creature of the night, but personally I can't stand coffee. But not to worry! You, my friend, will go out and enslave the members. You will sit enthroned on their shelves, hung from their walls like a cursed mark, and wrapped around their wrists like handcuffs. Even they shalt know the constraints of time! Behold, the Evil Clock!"

--Evil Lord Survurlode


"What is that you sayeth, Evil Clock? BZPower is now five long years old? So what? I am thousands upon thousands of years old! I am, in fact, as old as the ocean that I command with my floods! I am even older than clocks like you! What's that? Yeah, yeah, but I just don't feel like AARP is for me..."

--Evil Lord Survurlode


"What do you mean, I'm not speaking in proper Old English? I am Lord Survurlode. If I say this is Old English, it iseth!"

--Evil Lord Survurlode


"What doth mine eyes spyeth? I see-eth a member attempting to posteth! No! I shalt not alloweth it! Rise, ye Floodes! Riseth! ...What? No, I ameth noteth tryingeth hardereth to speaketh Oldeth Englisheth! Ye Silly Clocke!"

--Evil Lord Survurlode


"No, I am NOT an April Fool's Joke! Just because my power increases tenfold on that day doesn't mean my existence depends on it."

--Evil Lord Survurlode


"Frodo? Why would I be scared of him? He sailed off to the West--it means he died, yo! Besides, the One Refresh cannot be melted in some volcano. It would take a... No, wait... Sorry, that information is classified. Muahahahaha!"

--Evil Lord Suvurlode


"The term 'Yo' can be Old English! Yeesh!"

--Evil Lord Survurlode


"See, my problem is that I am far older than Old English. To me it's that newfangled slang those Anglo-Saxon types speak. You'll forgive me if I get it confused with the five million different versions that came out since then. Yes, you will. Or else."

--Evil Lord Survurlode


"..."

--Evil Lord Survurlode's
Kopeke Impression


"What do you mean, it's really 'Mount Doomah?!'"

--Evil Lord Survurlode


"You are getting veeery sleepy. You need more Bubble Wrap. That's right, little member. Wallow in bubble wrap forever. Say it with me now. 'Must. Have. More.'"

--Evil Lord Survurlode


"Brave Knight--I mean, Cowardly Sponge Binkmeister has attempted to attacketh me once again! But lo, I am-- What? Sponge? Is that what I said? I meant Scum. Brave Scum Binkmeister-- What now? Oh, be quiet, minion."

--Evil Lord Survurlode


"No, I am not a girl!"

--Evil Lord Survurlode,
on his power over water


"Muahahahahahahahaha*cough* *hack* *gurgle* ..... *ahem* Must remember to watch the evil laugh when the floodwaters get that high..."

--Evil Lord Survurlode


"Oh, that's an easy question. See, Sauron's One Telephone Ring looked like a metal ring, right? Well, the One Refresh looks like a ring made out of those green arrows... like on that refresh button up there. Wait... why am I telling you this?!"

--Evil Lord Survurlode,
in a BZP interview


"No, I do not get rusty! This is Stainless Steel! What? Yes, yes! They had stainless steel thousands of years ago. Yeesh."

--Evil Lord Survurlode

Gallery Of Explosions

Because explosions are the answer.





























Profundities

"While it's all well and good for someone to turn the other cheek in daily life, in times of great hardship another thought comes to mind instead; namely that one cannot turn a blind eye to the actions of evil and still call himself good."
---Nako



"This is a discussion forum for a reason; it's a place where opinions can be discussed and debated civilly, not where one person can claim their opinion as fact and all others as "just opinions." Every person should, however, support their opinions with facts and evidence of all kinds."




"'The challenge of being a Biological chronicler is understanding why Lego are using another method to sell better. It gets boring using the same ones all the time. Variety is the spice of selling, after all.'
— A Biological chronicler"



"I could convince a thousand people that the moon is made of cheese... and yet it would remain as rocky as ever."



"This is simple, people! If it hurts to hit yourself with a hammer, then don't do it!"



"A famous drummer sits down to do a drum solo, but he has to keep his solo up for five minutes. Does he do all his amazing stuff first? no! If he did that, he would loose all attention because the end would be so boring. If he were smart, he would start out with something simple, and then add to its complexity as he goes along, so that more people would be into it.

The point is, writing either a drum solo, or is like a mountain, the bigger the base, the higher it can get, and the more amazing it is. Think about it, when building a mountain of dirt or sand, you need to slowly create your huge base, then as you build towards the peak things get faster and easier to pile on. The High points are where the story is fast paced and we are reaching the climax--what we just left on the last mountain of story we had (the MU story arch), and now Greg is building a new story mountain for us."

Gallery Of Galaxies

~through the macroscope~































Sigisms

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92% of people have moved on from Gregorian chants. If you are part of the 8% that still listens to real music, copy and paste this into your sig.


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Least Favorite Edit Of Your Least Favorite Post On Your Most Favorite Day Of The Month?


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Secret Info: The Red Star is Tahu's mobile space mansion, complete with servants.


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Join the petiton for ban bad grammer toady!


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9009 Ways To Say "I Heart Spam"


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92% of all teenagers claim they're in the 8% that hasn't moved on to rap.
If you are part of the 0% that still uses real math, copy and paste this into your sig.


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What Is Your Alter-Ego's Imaginary Friend's Least Favorite Pet Collar?

Certificates Of Approval

Various award imagery and suchnot:






(Above from Makaru; resized to fit.)










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The above earned twice.




















Certificates Of Approval

Part 2









Needs sized down



Needs sized down













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Logic is the key.


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I am insane. I know that I am insane. In fact, I know that I am so insane, that I am incapable of realizing that I am insane. Therefore, I know that I am not insane.


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Forgetting things since.... umm....


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Creativity should not be confused with nuclear weapons.


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I heart logic.


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Only dead things do not change. Much.


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Pay attention now. Repeat after me. "Bones. Can. Be. Wrong."


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The problem is, "Tradition for tradition's sake" is like flying blind in an airplane. It's like saying as you approach a mountain "But we've always flown in this direction before... why would we change direction? It isn't the tradition!"


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Remember that -- clever absurdity, designed to harmonize with certain tastes, is the key to originality.


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Ironicles.


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People are like snowflakes. No two are the same.


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Yes, the Toa will win somehow. But let me give you a challenge. Write a story. In which the good guys win, or the bad guys win, doesn't matter. But write it with only introducing the challenges that the winner must overcome, and avoid showing how the winner wins. Just set up the problem, then skip to the end:

"In the end, this character wins, somehow."

Now, do you think this is a successful format for a story, that anybody would really want to read? [...] Readers demand that you as writer have thought through the "how" of the story.


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Where is this idea coming from?


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Makutarahk


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[L]et's not mince words here -- all LEGO products are toys. It's a toy company, in the toy business. There's nothing wrong with that.


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[A] wise Daoist once said that a name is merely a label. If a person calls me a "nerd", then that is their label for me. If a person calls me a "human", that is a label. If they call me "bonesiii", that is a label. I would simply reply that, if "nerd" is the term they wish to apply to me, like "human", then so be it -- I would thus be proud of that label, because I am proud of who I am.


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I'm not telepathic.


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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

_bonesquotes_ii

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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

_bonesquotes #whatever

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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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1) YOUR right to be on here for free.

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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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