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Technic Warzone Notice

Posted by Noise #0579 , Jun 21 2014 · 49 views

I've started formatting the blog posts I'll be using for reference and easy data storage.  Most are done, but the fighter lists are going to take a little longer.  I sort of forgot that I still needed to re-adjust their stats, plus there's a lot of text that needs to be deleted, and apparently the Bionicle fighters list was too long so it's been divided up into three...
 
Anyway, I'm going to do what I can, but I do have work today and tomorrow.  I'll do my best to start Warzone tomorrow as planned, but it might be later in the day.  Worst case scenario, it might get pushed to Monday.
 
Sorry about that.


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Vehicles For a Mad Scientist

Posted by Noise #0579 , Jun 18 2014 · 89 views

So, I did try to take a picture of Christina in the Exo-Toa, but...well, that didn't go as planned.  She looks good on some of the other vehicle sets, though.  There are a lot of pictures, so I'm just going to link you to the Tumblr post.


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YOU KNOW WHAT'S AWESOME

Posted by Noise #0579 , Jun 17 2014 · 108 views

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EVERYTHING


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One Queen to Another

Posted by Noise #0579 , Jun 11 2014 · 82 views
Divine Strength
(As I said before, I plan to start Chapter 2 of Divine Strength with a wave exchange between the Queens of Light and Sea.  Since it's fairly short, I figured I'd just post it here directly.  Hopefully this gives some insight into both characters and their relationship with each other.)
 
Sea:
 
I’m sorry to hear about what happened to your agreement with Nature—don’t fret, your soldiers didn’t offer the information, I dug it out of them.  We agreed on a 20% increase in imports starting next month.  When they return, they can answer any other questions you may have.  As for the reports, I’ve read enough to know that I was right: the one behind these events is someone I have an interest in dealing with personally, and I am planning to depart tomorrow to hunt down the snake and take him into custody.  However, since these recent incidents have had more of an effect on Ceandi than Bivor, I will understand if you would rather handle it.  Please let me know.

 
Light

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Light:
 
First, I want to thank you for taking on such a large increase in trade.  But if it ends up hurting Bivor, promise me that you will let me know, alright?  I don’t want your queendom to suffer for lending us aid.  As for the incidents…if two Queens are poking around in the same area, will that not be even more suspicious than my continued activities there?  It would be no stretch to imagine War taking this as an excuse to start harassing us.  How important is this matter?  You’re not one to hold grudges, but you seem oddly invested in finding this man.


 
Sea
 

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Sea:
 
I promise to keep you updated on Bivor’s economy.  Do not worry, I am sure all will go well.  In regards to this sorcerer, his name is Riniyon.  He is the one who launched a feeble attack against Bivor during my previous lifetime but managed to escape from my dungeon.  What I haven’t told you is that he has been popping up every now and then for several decades now, causing trouble for me for reasons unknown.  He has been a thorn in my side for much too long.  I want to stop his foolishness and, perhaps, find out why it is that he hates we Queens so badly.  I believe I can find his lair quickly, as I am somewhat familiar with his habits after all this time, and, truthfully…I think it will be most satisfying to confront the coward directly.  So I will ask you plainly, Sea: please allow me this.

 

Light

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Light:
 
Haha, I know that tone.  I can’t talk you out of this, can I?  Very well, I’ll keep my distance.  But Light, you do tend to get a little reckless when you’re this focused—I know you said Riniyon is actually quite weak, but if he has escaped and evaded your capture this long, he may be more cunning than he lets on.  Or he could just be lucky.  Either way, I would advise you to be ready for anything.  It never hurts to be cautious, right?

 

Sea

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Sea:
 
I suppose I can get rather carried away…and you do have a point.  I’ll try to be careful.  For now, I think I will retire; should anything momentous happen in my investigation, I will keep you informed.  Until then.

 

Light


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Obligatory E3 Post

Posted by Noise #0579 , Jun 10 2014 · 108 views

You know what I find funny?  A while back, there was a fake Pokemon scan that used a silhouette of Gadunka, saying it was a new Pokemon.  And now we have Mega Swampert, who is so flipping ripped that it actually resembles Gadunka.  Or at least I think it does.
 
Coincidence?  I think not.
 
Mega Sceptile looks cool too, but I'm definitely still going with Gadunka Mega Swampert.  The new Hoenn artwork is simply beautiful, and I'm way psyched for the Primal Devolutions.  I just pre-ordered Omega Ruby today, so hello Ground/Fire type Primal Groudon!  It's also nice to have a fixed release date--though I'm worried by how close it is to KH II.5...
 
Speaking of KH II.5, which is not technically E3 news but I'm going to talk about anyway, I was lucky enough to see the new trailer showcased at an anime convention this weekend, so I'm super pumped.  I may or may not have wept, though part of that may or may not have been related to Kairi's lack of screentime.  All we got to see was her hand, for crying out loud!  Meh...well, December will still rock.  I'm also hyped for the KHIII teaser with Young Xehanort and Young Eraqus.  All these things saying that darkness is predestined to win is making me nervous.  Maybe the it can be fixed by the Princesses of Heart returning to relevance?!  ...Or something else they pull out of nowhere.
 
The only other thing covered so far that I'm psyched about is Smash, and amiibo by extension.  I haven't played Kid Icarus, so I don't know how to feel about Palutena, but being able to use your Miis as fighters is one of the greatest things ever.  I just so happened to create more Miis on my 3DS this weekend, heheheh...it shall be glorious!  Amiibo sounds pretty interesting--the technology isn't new, of course, but I like that Nintendo is going to use it as an add-on for multiple games rather than just making one game specifically for this.  Can't wait to see how they incorporate this into future games.
 
Wait...we still don't know what accessory will come with Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.  What if they come with amiibo?!  ...Nah, they said it wouldn't be on 3DS for a while now.  But it's cool to think about.
 
(As a side note, I am now realizing that using a Kairi Mii in Smash will be the first time you could actually consider Kairi a playable character.  Shame on you Square.  Good on you Nintendo.  You're picking up all the discarded characters of other companies, aren't you?)


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CHRISTINA!

Posted by Noise #0579 , Jun 09 2014 · 103 views

I went up to an anime convention for the weekend.  It was pretty fun, bought plenty of stuff, including...
 
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The Christina Figma (Lab Coat Version)!  They had both this and the regular outfit version.  It was a touch choice.  But anyway, I'm very glad to have her as a part of the team now.  What team, you ask?
 
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The team of warriors I will be heading to unite and transform the fictional realm, of course!  Mwa-ha-ha-ha!
 
...I dunno, I just wanted to get a picture of her wielding a Keyblade.  It took some effort.  But as great as that may be, the best picture I have thus far is...
 
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Scientist Christina would like to battle!
 
Genesect is another purchase I made this weekend.  Sadly, it can't support its own weight and keeps falling over, but it is just the right size for a set-up like this!  Totally worth it.  They make a good pair, don't you think?
 
I wanted to get a picture of her interacting with Kairi (since Tumblr gave me the headcannon that Kairi rocks at physics too), but they both have very different scales, so it didn't look quite right.  Dang.  Oh well, this is a pretty good set of photos for now.  Now I just have to see how well she fits in the Exo-Toa...


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The Coliseum Becomes a Warzone

Posted by Noise #0579 , Jun 04 2014 · 72 views

Technic Coliseum just finished its final tournament.  Again, I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone who participated!  When I first came up with the idea back in 2010, I never imagined I’d still be putting so much effort into it years later.  It’s sad to see the Coliseum go, but worry not: Technic Warzone is on its way!  To celebrate the success of Coliseum and get you excited for Warzone, I decided to type up a little something to put a bit of story into this thing (though not too much, since we aren’t in the RPG Forum :P ).
 
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A lone Pahrak was working on the edge of the street, making some sort of sign.  He sat in front of a large, arena-like tower built in the style of Metru-Nui’s Coliseum, which took up an entire block on its own.  How rich do you have to be to afford something like that?
 
Anyway, Pahrak finished his work, stood up, and attached the sign to the tower’s doors.  It read: “TECHNIC COLISEUM CLOSED FOR RENOVATION.”  It was written in Matoran, obviously, but we have translated it for your convenience.  We’re so helpful, aren’t we?
 
“Okay, everyone’s cleared out and the building is locked down,” Pahrak said to himself.  “Now I just need to call the family in so we can get to work!  Ah, this brings back memories of the last renovation, though hopefully this one won’t take nearly as long…”
 
Pahrak pulled out a flip phone and—really?  A flip phone?  It’s 2014, why don’t you have an iPhone or something, you loser?  We know you’re not short on cash if you can run this giant interdimensional fighting league.  Whatever.
 
But before he could make the call, he heard a noise.  Turning around, he saw a giant blue frog with a tongue so long it was wrapped around its head like a scarf...it’s a lot cooler than it sounds.
 
“Are you Pahrak #0579, zam?” the frog asked.
 
“Uh…yes?”
 
“I am Greninja #0579.  No relation, zam.  I have come to this world because I have something urgent to tell you, zam!”
 
“Okay but cut it out with the ‘zam’.  I seriously doubt anyone’s going to get that reference, and it’s really unnecessary.”
 
“Fine.  I come from a parallel world, one where a terrible fate has befallen the Technic Coliseum.  After you completed these renovations, dark forces seized control and orchestrated a multi-world war that quickly descended into total anarchy.”
 
Pahrak nodded.  “Mm-hm.  Question: were these dark anarchy forces carrying around a shell-shaped fossil?”
 
“…Possibly.  That’s not the point.  Everyone got their hands on death rays and turned on each other—it became an every set for themselves bloodbath, with no survivors.  Then someone went and started retconning things, and now everyone’s back to life.”
 
“Ah yes, the retcon.  I’m well familiar with it.”
 
“My world is now trapped in a never ending cycle of death ray wars and spontaneous revivals.  You were corrupted by the anarchy and started placing bets on who would live and who would die.”
 
“Wow, I became a real—“
 
“I’m gonna cut you off there.  Look: I came to this world in order to prevent the same thing from happening again.  I’ll take care of the dark forces when they arrive, but I wanted to warn you so that you would be alert to any signs.”
 
“Okay, thanks for the heads-up.”
 
Greninja leapt onto a ledge and stared off dramatically.  “This world must not become like mine…it must not become a Technic Warzone…”
 
“Hah, title drop!”
 
Ignoring Pahrak’s comment, Greninja disappeared in a puff of smoke.  But…will he truly be able to stop the Warzone?!
 
“It doesn’t matter,” Pahrak said, “there isn’t any canon for this to stick to anyway.”
 
Oh yeah.  Well, Technic Warzone opens June 22nd, everybody!  Feel free to join in on the fun!


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A Day in the Life

Posted by Noise #0579 , Jun 02 2014 · 84 views
Divine Strength
It took longer than I was hoping, but now I have a rough draft for the first chapter of Divine Strength!  If you'd like to check it out, here's the link.
 
This shows a regular day for the Queen of Light--not the one from the Prologue, but her successor.  This is the Queen of Light we'll be following for the main story.  I wanted to get a feel for how she runs her queendom, Bivor, and try to refine her personality in general.
 
We also get a partial glimpse at the Queen of the Sea through telepathy.  The telepathic waves are Queen-exclusive, with their Crowns acting as both transmitter and receiver; Light and Sea exchange them much more frequently than is normal due to their close friendship, so their usage should not be considered as a standard. (There's only one exchange in Chapter 1, but Chapter 2 begins with multiple back and forth waves.)
 
Don't worry, the plot moves forward a bit too.  Light's objective at this point is to take a look at Sea's investigation of some strange occurrences, which leads her to discover a very good reason to get involved further.  But you'll have to read it to get a better idea. :P
 
I won't be posting up each and every chapter as I go, but this early in the game I will be posting a lot.  As for Chapter 2, all I have as of now is the aforementioned wave exchange, which I will probably post on its own sometime soon; once I write the rest of the chapter, I may post it too, or I may just hold onto it.  I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.


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But Back to Pokemon

Posted by Noise #0579 , May 30 2014 · 122 views

Twitch Plays Pokemon sure is strange, but it's still interesting in its own way.
 
So...that got me thinking about how I wanted to mythologize my own Pokemon experience, and...this happened.
 
Also here's a Luxray I drew five years ago.
 
Gotta catch em all.


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Holy Unnecessary Plot Twist!

Posted by Noise #0579 , May 28 2014 · 169 views

Shamelessly stealing the title from YGO Abridged but whatever
 
I think I'm actually more upset with Naruto than with Bleach right now
 
Wow
 
To heck with this, I'm gonna get into One Piece






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