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A Toa, Skakdi, And Makuta Walk Into A Bar

Posted by xccj , Jun 07 2008 · 129 views

And Go "OW!"

I have nothing to really say besides I'm exhausted, brain warped, and ready to be out of school so I can begin a job search. 1 final finished, 2 more to go, not to mention some last minute home work. Oh, and I have some funny jokes to put in the new epic. Hope I can get it finished before the deadline.

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Funness

Posted by xccj , Jun 07 2008 · 225 views
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Here's the definition of not-funness.

Economics Final next Tuesday
Physics Final next Monday
Calculus Final TOMORROW! ARRRGGG!

Epic Contest NOWWW!

This is horrible... I'm having alot of fun writing up a complex mystery story. It should have some amazing plot twists and everything, but won't be nearly as long as Time Disruption or Slizers on Mata-Nui. It is shaping up to be really good, in my opinion, but the timing is completely off. I need to be studying for finals! And I really need to pass them too.

So I really should cut my time on BZP. But here I am, writing a blog...

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A Chance To Brag

Posted by xccj , Jun 05 2008 · 214 views
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I Have Bionicle Legends 10! Swamp of Secrets! Yeah!

I was checking B&N online, as I was surprised to see that it now have the option to check the availability of Bionicle Legends 10. Well, I did, and pretty much every store around me had it... except the one that was just a short walk away. Nope, it was out of stock.

So I walked there, just to be sure.

And walked out with the book. Ha.

Anyway, the story is good... the characters are just as good as they ever were, and this time they don't have any personality problems to deal with. Onua rockz. And the Makuta are good too... I actually like Bitil the most now, but Krika owns. To my disappointment, the conflict between the Toa Mistika and Makuta Mistika wasn't nearly as good as the Phantoka book... probably because it was cut short by the flashbacks. I actually greatly enjoyed the flashbacks, sometimes even more than the current story. And, of course, Takanuva's portion was good too.

Probably one of the coolest things about this were the connections to past years that have been neglected in the past... I'd list them, but I think I'll wait until spoilers are allowed. And then the Kingdom story is veeery fun to read... I will go into a more in depth review of that too once spoilers from it are allowed. But I think it is an excellent idea for Greg to expand the story and bring back a multitude of characters we want to see more off.

And now I just need to get the summer sets, which will come out approximately when summer is starting for me, give or take a month or two. (Last year, I think the Mahri came out right when I went back to school) I'd totally get all the Mistika (except Gorast) if money wasn't an issue... but I most certainly will get Tahu. And I greatly desire Bionicle Legends 11 now... and I have just enough money left over on my B&N gift card to purchase it when the time comes.

Night.

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The Board And The Blog

Posted by xccj , Jun 04 2008 · 130 views
Thoughts
Yes, yes, paranoid people copy their posts before they hit "post new entry." I do that half the time myself, but sometimes I'm just so eager that I forget, and then the Board Message looms down on me like a dark cloud... or an evil pinkish message that no longer has cool jokes in it.

But here's what irks me.

I post in a topic, and I get the board message. Sometimes, I can backspace, and get the original post all written out still, where I then copy and paste. Or, sometimes, I can't get through but check back later to see that it did post... and sometimes double posts when I clicked the "post" button twice. Annoying, but all the same, it posted!

Neither happen when I post a blog.

And this has happened to me alot recently.

So my really cool, really long, really gone blog entry is... well, non existent, as of this point. And I am too lazy, preoccupied, and tired to retype it. I'll post it later.

This is just frustration and murphy's law.

End, Shift Home, Pg. Up, Ctrl C

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A High School Musical

Posted by xccj , Jun 01 2008 · 239 views
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But not that stupid Disney one… a real one.

Pretty much the only reason I went home for the weekend was to see my high school’s musical “A Funny Thing happened on the Way to the Forum.” It’s set in Rome, with lots of crazy antics going around. The singing by a few people could’ve been improved, but the hilarious acting was great. Plus, I got to see a ton of old friends that I haven’t seen in a long time. And to add to that, I would go back to high school just to act in a few of these plays again. Arg, college life does not allow time for that, and anyway the people who do drama in my university are serious about it and offer strong competition. Plus they aren’t taking practical courses like math, physics, and other mathy-sciency-type stuff.

Although I do hope to see the plays my high school puts on next year, the first being “And Then There Were None: A Murder Mystery.” Speaking of which, have you seen Epic Contest 7? Such an awesome theme! I am most certainly going to try and enter, although I still have two weeks that I have to use to study for finals, so I may not find the time to finish it before the deadline. But I most certainly would like to see what other people come up with. 

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Busy Weekend

Posted by xccj , May 30 2008 · 140 views
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Stuff I have to do in the next 72 Hours
  • Physics Midterm tomorrow morning
  • Stay awake through Math and Econ
  • Catch a bus to the train station (the right bus this time)
  • Get on a train.
  • Hope my phone works on the train.
  • Find a way to entertain myself for the three hour trip.
  • Wait for my friend to come and pick me up because my parents decided to ditch me this weekend.
  • Finish Physics online HW before Midnight.
  • Wake Up Saturday morning.
  • Go help out scouts for local Fun Days events.
  • Watch Fun Days parade.
  • Participate in Fun Days activities.
  • Go home and polish up stuff
  • Go to job interview... the Second!
  • Make it back in time to take my sister to the musical (she's in the band)
  • Watch the musical (and see all my friends from drama last year)
  • Go to sleep.
  • Wake Up Sunday morning.
  • Finish Econ HW that is due Monday
  • Work on / even start Math HW that's due on Wednesday
  • Battle in Kumata's RPG
  • Get my friend to take me to train station.
  • Suffer another three hours
  • Get on late night bus and go back to university
  • Go to sleep in order to make my morning class.
  • Start next week.
Well, it's looking kinda jammed up, especially since my last few weekend have been primarily
  • Sleep
  • Get up and eat
  • Cruise BZP
  • Watch TV
  • Maybe look at HW (but don't start)
  • Sleep some more
And to top it all off, my cell phone isn't working very well after it's little dip in the lake. And customer service sucked. glare.gif And since I'm needing to make quite a few calls this weekend, this might prove to be a problem.

Now, my goal for right now.
  • Go to sleep so I'm not a zombie through the midterm!

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Miracle Camera

Posted by xccj , May 26 2008 · 192 views
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Here's the back story: I used to have a cool digital camera that I bought just before I headed off to school. It got stolen with my laptop and pretty much all my other electronics. So I got another one. tongue.gif

Anyway, yesterday my friend and I went canoeing on Lake Washington (ten guesses which state that's in). I brought my camera along to actually make use of it, for once. Well, we were passing the camera across the canoe (to me, actually) when the already unsteady boat decided to flip over. I went over, and my head went underwater.

The hand holding onto the camera did not go underwater.

Bu Yah!

A few other boaters came along to help us... they were so nice... and then a rescue boat from the place we rented the canoe came along to toe it back to dock. I tried to use the methods I learned in Boy Scouts to empty the water out from the swamped canoe... but this brand was heavier than our old troop ones. So, yeah...

It was an interesting weekend.

The actual accident actually involved a motor boat, sharks, and an intense action sequence, but the details are too graphic for me to share on BZP. sad.gif All you need to know is that the camera did not get wet. (The cell phone, on the other hand...)

Oh, yeah, and finally...



That's a prefect score, FOOLZ!

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Story Update

Posted by xccj , May 24 2008 · 187 views
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After about a month, I have finally updated my epic Many Adventures. Considering my usual habits, a month isn't that bad, but it did take me only a couple f days to write, so it was mostly a lack of inspiration and / or time.

Slizers on Mata-Nui should also be making progress, because I have an entire chapter written and the following chapter partially written. The problem is, there's a section in the next chapter that I really don't like, and I haven't figured out how to rewrite it and make it better. So until I can do that, that epic is also stalled out.

Furthermore, I'm dying to write a review on the latest Indiana Jones movie. You know, besides just bragging and using emotions like bounce1a.gif .

However, I don't want to post too many spoilers and ruin it for people too early. Thus, I'll wait until the weekend is over before writing something up. (And who knows, I might see it again. One of my friends was going to see it, but midterms kept him in his room.) Just for the record, I liked it, but I want to go into more detail about what worked and what didn't... and point out some of my favorite gags. biggrin.gif

In other news, I am getting my first three day weekend for spring quarter, but the weather's dull and I don't have anything good planned. I want to go home next week, but my parents are going to be gone, so I have no way to make it from the train station to my home (we don't have quite as elaborate a bus system as Seattle). Thus I'm trying to exploit friends with cars, but it's not looking too good...

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Some Bloggy Type Stuff

Posted by xccj , May 22 2008 · 214 views
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I've thought about writing a new blog, but when I had a nice long one a couple of days ago, the server ate it. And then burped. So here I go again...

Anyway, I have completely solved my roommate troubles by moving across the hallway. It's different, but much more bearable.

Unfortunately, the hassle of moving meant that I was slammed with a ton of homework on Monday, so that wasn't very fun, especially because the new Bionicle game came out at about the same time. glare.gif

Speaking of the game, it's quite fun. It takes a little practice, but I'm pretty good at it now. A little thing I noticed; when you press the space bar, you can knock Toa / Makuta out of your way. i discovered this while I was Tanma, because he has the little sword swinging animation. You get the same results from the other Matoran (Light and Shadow) but they just don't have any cool slash moves. I am currently trying to get a perfect score: 27000. So far, I've reached 25000, but I need to practice not hitting the walls.

More about the game: I created a poll about your favorite Phantoka games this year. I've been keen to make one for a while now, but I waited until all of them were out. I was frankly surprised that nobody beat me to it... although the odds are somebody will post the same poll in a few days and everybody will post there, and completely ignore mine. Oh well, here it is.

Furthermore, check out this picture. I think Lego is really just tormenting us by posting what could have been the sets but just stayed as prototypes. A couple of things...

Matoran Body = WIN, especially with the reused Bohrok (Kal) shields. Why couldn't the Matoran have had build-able bodies?
Matoran Mask= Cool
Matoran Wing Weapons= WIN
Kopaka's varied armor= Super Win! Why'd they have to give the finalized set boring Inika armor on the legs and arms? This is a great design, and even uses preused pieces.
Kopaka's torso armor (Matoran body piece) = Super Win.
Matoran Body Piece > Inika torso piece.

Really, why couldn't the finalized sets be a little more like the prototypes?

And, one final point, I will be seeing Indy 4 tonight at Midnight. I've heard it's a horrible movie because it's not like the original... which I consider gibberish, because the sequels are never as good as the original. I still am going and expecting to enjoy it, even if it's not Raiders

Here's hoping this makes it through the server in one piece.

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Moving

Posted by xccj , May 17 2008 · 208 views
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Troublesome Roommate Solution

Bury him and don't look back.

Move rooms, even if it is only for three and a half weeks.

More trouble for me now, but at least I'll get away.

On another thought, I love re-watching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

I got it right this time, Kumata. tongue.gif

It's a great movie. Unfortunately, I always get hung up after the tank sequence... after that brilliant chase scene, everything else just feels dull.

Now I have to pack.

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On the other side of the street I knew, stood a girl that looked like you.
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