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So Nukaya and I were talking about BIONICLE-based kids' names...

Posted by DeeVee , in BZPower, Musings, MOCs, Life Dec 24 2013 · 201 views
HOW WE DO, IN OUR FREE TIME and 1 more...
So Maddison and I were trying to come up with ridiculous kids' names if we someday far, far, far, far, far, far away from now decide to have some for some reason. We were like "OMG, let's name them after BIONICLE characters, [Maddison's] mom would hate that!!"
 
(One of our side projects is to come up with names, like we did for our new kitten [Purroblem Sleuth] that Maddison's mom hates and refuses to say.)
 
We decided on two kids, and they will have the following names:
 
Good Guy, and her brother, Bad Guy.


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Finally did the thing

Posted by DeeVee , in Life, Musings Nov 25 2013 · 255 views
3DS, Nintendo, VIDEO GAMES and 1 more...
I've never owned a handheld video game system in my entire life. My family wasn't very well off, and we could never afford them, though we did end up with a Sega Genesis, N64, and a Gamecube. Most of those were because my dad worked for Blockbuster Video back in the day, and then worked/works at a Sam's Club, and got them on the cheap. Also, the Gamecube came with Wind Waker and was a birthday present for all three of us in one go, so I guess it was affordable that way?
 
I digress,
 
Maddison and I own a Wii, because I have a job of my own and my own finances and I bought it on ebay. It is delightful, and now that we live on our own again, we've been playing it and I've almost beaten Skyward Sword finally.
 
But a few months back, she bought herself a 3DS, and I bought her Animal Crossing New Leaf for her birthday. It took her a few weeks after I gave it to her for her to get into it, but once she did, she never puts it down. And at Brickcon everytime a boring speaker came on, her, Becca, Micah, and a few others would all pop their 3DS' out and play. I am out of the loop!
 
Or was. Fred Meyer was having a sale the other day, so I bought myself a black 3DS XL. And Maddison promptly returned the favor and bought me Animal Crossing. I am the proud mayor of a town called Cepia! I feel kind of like I cheated though, since I promptly visited Maddison's town and picked up a ton of different fruits and she gave me a fishing rod, an umbrella with Spider-web print, an axe, and a bunch of other random stuff. But I'm having a lot of fun, and I made my own flag for my town. It is the Hero of Light symbol from Homestuck. Spoilers. I am a dork.
 
So hey, if you want to be 3DS friends, let me know, and it could be a thing.

Right now, all I have is Animal Crossing New Leaf, but I have a list of things to attain. Amongst them:
 
  • Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Zelda: OoT 3D
  • LEGO Marvel Superheroes
  • A Pokemon game (I guess X or Y?)
  • The Smash Bros game when it comes out
  • Maybe a Mario game?
 
IDK what else, but I've never been a huge gamer and that amount of games right there is like "woah, look at that way too many games you could never play all of those slow down buster" kind of thing to me. Other suggestions?


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WALK UP IN THE FORUM LIKE WHAT UP I GOT A NEW MOC

Posted by DeeVee , in BZPower, MOCs Nov 16 2013 · 162 views
JANUS, MOC
I built a MOC of Janus. This is that MOC:
 
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Massive Amounts of Stuff

Posted by DeeVee , in Life, MOCs, Musings, BZPower Oct 30 2013 · 146 views
BZPower, Brickcon, Brickfair and 2 more...
What was even the last thing I posted? There's been a ton of stuff going on. It's a little crazy.
 
So first, I have an entire album of just way too many photos of basically just the BIONICLE section from BrickfairVA.
 
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It was a crazy good time. I'll have photos from the Nervous Pudding concert up eventually too!
 
I had to delay editing these photos because just two weeks after Brickfair ended, Maddison and I flew out to Oklahoma for a wedding we were paid to shoot. My friends Jesse and Cady got married! My friends keep doing that.
 
I've finally got most of their photos done, so I've been able to catch up on everything else.
 
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Like Brickcon! A few weeks ago a few of us from BZP went to Brickcon! I know we've always made jokes about Brickfair vs Brickcon, but I cna honestly say they are very different beasts. Brickfair is bigger in about every single way- more public, more MOCs, more organization, more appreciation for BIONICLE, more attendees, more space. But Brickcon has a greater emphasis on community interactions, with food-provided meet and greets, and lots of keynote speakers, some of whom were good, some of whom were VERY VERY BAD. Since Maddison and I live in Portland, the trip up there was pretty easy, we rented a car and drove ourselves and Ben (Chocolatefrogs flew into PDX) up and back down.

I think Maddison and I attending convinced a larger-than-normal group of BZPers to attend, and it was a lot of fun. I'm glad they all came!
 
And I got to finally meet Cajun! Bryce has been a hero of mine for a long time, and we got to spend a lot of time with him. He's a great dude.
 
Also we added a LEGO/BZP expansion to our Cards Against Humanity deck. It was pretty much perfect.
 
The other reason updates and photos have been so few and far between is because Maddison and I are in the process of moving out of her parents' house and into our own apartment. Her parents are moving to Vancouver, WA in a few weeks, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get out and be our own couple on our own. So far we have been right! We're excited to get it all put together finally and have our own cozy home for Rob and Becca to visit in December! (Bring Jen?)


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DONE

Posted by DeeVee , in BZPower, Musings, Life Aug 16 2013 · 324 views
Fed up with this, NO MORE and 1 more...
Here are a few things people need to know if they are going to continue with their blogging, replying to blogs, and interactions with BZPower in general.
 
Because I am DONE WITH THIS.
  • You do not get to "disagree" with who someone is. Someone's identity or sexuality are not up for debate. They are what they are, and you do not have the right to tell them they are wrong. And if you have the urge to do so? Congratulations, you are what's wrong.
  • You do not get to insult and dehumanize someone. This should go without saying, but apparently it needs to be said.
  • Tolerance DOES NOT MEAN that those who are being INTOLERANT get to say "THIS ISN'T FAIR, I'M NOT BEING TOLERATED!!". It means that those who have been VICTIMIZED, INSULTED, DEHUMANIZED, MARGINALIZED, OPPRESSED, HARASSED, BEATEN, ABUSED, EXPLOITED, and been on the receiving end of SYSTEMATIC, INSTITUTIONAL, and PERSONAL INJUSTICE are able to EXPRESS THEMSELVES EQUALLY and FAIRLY. Because THAT IS EQUALITY.
  • You're a member of the majority who has been allowed to benefit and exploit others because your race/gender/orientation/religion/political preferences have been the majority view for most of modern society and feel like you're suddenly "UNDER ATTACK"? You're not losing your rights to free expression when people call you out on your impropriety, you're not being oppressed- you're being a ###### and society is finally more tolerant of others admitting it. Non-hetero-normative orientations and ideas don't oppress you. But the opposite? Yeah, heteronormative expression oppresses them. And that's BAD.
  • You do not get to belittle and insult the mental health of someone. Psychiatrists are trained SCIENTISTS. Therapists are trained professionals. Not a single person on this site to my knowledge is either (I'm frustratingly close to being the latter, but it'll be a bit still). Psychology is a science. It is not some "feel-good" thing that exists to baby someone. And depression? It is a devastating and life-altering illness that deserves to be treated the same as cancer and the flu. It is an illness and just because you can't see someone bleeding, doesn't mean it's not real.
  • All of this discussion WILL STOP PERMANENTLY. I am NOT saying that members who are transgendered or homosexual must stop discussing their problems with society or the hardships they face. I am saying that any discussion that centers around the legitimacy of their claims or ridiculous arguments against their "lifestyle" will no longer be even remotely tolerated. This is not a discussion that is going to happen again.
So here's the rub:
 
If I see anyone on this site express any of those thoughts in these blogs, from here on out, it is an automatic proto drop. I WILL send Hahli Husky or Makaru or Windrider after you. I am absolutely positively DONE with this UTTER DISRESPECTFUL NONSENSE. People deserve to feel SAFE BEING WHO THEY ARE. They do NOT DESERVE to deal with ignorance and hatred on what is supposed to be a safe place.

And once again, no, if you "disagree" with homosexuality or transgendered identities or other things, you are not being oppressed.

NOT BEING ALLOWED TO EXPRESS OPPRESIVE VIEWPOINTS IS NOT THE SAME THING AS BEING OPPRESSED. BEING DENIED THE ABILITY TO OPPRESS OTHERS IS NOT THE SAME THING AS BEING OPPRESSED. DO NOT BEGIN TO CONFLATE THE TWO. I WILL SUFFER NO MARTYR COMPLEXES.
 
This has been an official blog leader response.






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