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Concept

Posted by Lab Member 0579 , Dec 22 2016 · 162 views

You scroll through the Library Forum and see a short story entitled “Bionicle Agni Kai Fight.”

You think “Agni kai? Oh, those firebending duels from Avatar? It’d be awesome to see two Toa of Fire have one of those!”

Upon clicking the link, you discover a tale of Agni and Kai having an argument.

From there you’ll probably experience either regret, anger, or perhaps a feeling of “Oh, that was clever!”

(Fingers crossed it’s the last one.)


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An Age-Old Question Answered

Posted by Lab Member 0579 , Dec 19 2016 · 266 views

You all know what a Super Saiyan is. You scream a little and then BAM, spiky gold hair and a power level over 9000.

But...what would happen if you tried to turn Super Saiyan and were bald?!

This question has plagued the worlds' greatest* minds for decades, but fret not! At last, we have an answer!

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This is Super Saiyan 3 if you want to be technical. Either way, the question is answered!! If you don't have hair, then your beard gets gold and spiky!

...Although...what if you were bald...and didn't have any facial hair?!

Hm, perhaps the quest for knowledge is neverending after all...

*Not really


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Eating My Own Words

Posted by Lab Member 0579 , Dec 16 2016 · 196 views

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I don't have any context for this. I just remembered that I really liked this joke/picture I took 2 years ago and don't think I've put it on this blog yet.


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A Mega Anniversary! Ride On!

Posted by Lab Member 0579 , Dec 14 2016 · 136 views

It has officially been 10 years since the release of the first Mega Man Star Force game (in Japan)!

I already went on about why I love this series a while back. In short, it's a sequel to my first Mega Man series (EXE), it's one of two that I was able to follow from the beginning (the other being ZX), it's fairly standalone so I don't feel like I'm missing a ton of references, and it has great character development not just for the main characters, but even a lot of the briefly-appearing characters you bump into along the way.

Also, I just like the character designs and general mechanics of the universe. Not every reason for liking something needs to be complicated!

Sure, I know it's not in the running for the greatest game series of all time, but still, I love it so much and it's nice to see some people celebrating it. Even Mega Man fans don't spend a whole lot of time talking about it, so it's a nice change.

Hopefully Geo will get a comeback as the anniversaries keep coming. Until then, I'm going to press on with my Star Force fanfic and keep my fingers crossed!


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Long-Forgotten Ruin

Posted by Lab Member 0579 , Dec 07 2016 · 134 views
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Believe it or not, there’s a new chapter of Beyond Ruin!

This one is about a Queen discovering a location rich with magic and going in to investigate. Since we need conflict, that turns out to not be a great idea. It’s written a little more vaguely that the previous chapters, for reasons explained in the chapter itself, plus it sort of follows the last one’s idea of introducing new magical phenomena. I think that’s something I’d like to focus more on: not just establishing the Queens, but also building the world around them by having them discover it.

…Now if I can just keep myself motivated. I don’t want to give up on this idea, but I can’t help but feel a little discouraged when I realize I’ve been “working” on it for 3-4 years now with what feels like not a lot to show for it. Guess I’ve just got to keep trying!


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The Mechanical Marvel

Posted by Lab Member 0579 , Dec 05 2016 · 167 views
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Whaddaya know, we’re already getting our first Gen VII Mythical! Magearna is available starting today!

So, to get this you need to have beaten the main story of Sun/Moon to unlock the QR Scanner. Go to Pokémon.com to find the QR code, scan it, and then follow the instructions to find an NPC who will give you Magearna!

So that’s 1 of 2 Mythicals already available not even a month after Sun/Moon’s release. That’s…slightly concerning in a way…


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The Relic Song

Posted by Lab Member 0579 , Dec 01 2016 · 197 views
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Wow, it’s December. 2016 is virtually over, we’re in Gen VII…but there’s one last Pokémon being distributed for XYORAS!

Access Mystery Gift for Meloetta, the last of the anniversary Mythical distributions! You probably forgot about this one, since they were in the anime instead of a movie, and people don’t really watch the anime anymore. Well, except for those folks who got super into the XY series and immediately started whining when we got one look at the Sun and Moon series. They should get over it.

CATCHY SIGN-OFF!


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Slizer Mafia: The Second One

Posted by Lab Member 0579 , Nov 28 2016 · 141 views
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Er, put more eloquently, Slizer Mafia 2: Okotans’ Revenge.

It’s up now in G&T! We need 25 players; when that’s reached, I’ll keep signups open for about 12 hours before getting underway.

Last time the Judge Slizer was able to return to the year 2000, but what happened after that? Even if they were able to build a better future for the Slizer line, I have a feeling Bionicle isn’t going to take kindly to being shut down like that…


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Pokemon League Defeated! (Spoilers)

Posted by Lab Member 0579 , Nov 26 2016 · 201 views

I’m Alola’s first ever Champion! :D But I couldn’t have done it without my team:
-Boko the Decidueye! My starter, the one who’s been with me throughout my entire journey. Love this archer bird.
-Onepu the Mudsdale! The freaking MVP of this team! Seriously, if you play Sun or Moon, get yourself a Mudbray/Mudsdale with Stamina. You will not regret it.
-Wargoyle the Marowak! Still working out her moveset, but no one can say she isn’t reliable! Handled most of the last-minute grinding done on Mount Lanakila, too.
-Podzilla the Golisopod! Looks awesome and hits super-hard…when she doesn’t use Emergency Exit, that is. I love her and she’s great, but that ability has caused some problems—I wish they’d given her something else.
-Frost the Sandslash! The whole reason I got Moon. I was a little nervous about his moveset and low Special Defense, but he barreled right through those concerns and made the switch worth it!
-Nebby the Lunala! Unfortunately I haven’t gotten to use them in battle much yet, but they’re gorgeous and we have a lot of history anyway.

I love this game. I love Lillie, and Hau, and Hala, and Kukui, and the player’s mother…I’m starting to begrudgingly develop an appreciation for Gladion, even. Characters aren’t always a focus in Pokémon games, and I’m so glad they’re changing that. I love the Alola region and so many of the Pokémon found there. I love Z Moves. I love the story, even if it isn’t perfect. (There wasn’t any actual plotline for Type: Null, that’s one thing that disappointed me, but the main plot was really good.) That’s the most touching ending to a Pokémon game I’ve ever seen.

There’s still plenty to do, I know, but I already feel very content. I think I’ve got a second favorite region.


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Playing Pokemon Moon

Posted by Lab Member 0579 , Nov 19 2016 · 225 views

I've made it to the second island and have cleared two of the three Trials there, just want to see if I can make myself level my team a little before taking on the last one.

Started with Rowlet, obviously. I named him Boko and he is simply phenomenal. Not only is Rowlet the cutest Pokemon ever designed, but it's pretty darn powerful too, and Boko's only grown stronger since evolving into a Dartrix. He was all I used for a while so he's a few levels ahead of the others. I'm trying to give him a bit of a rest, but I may need to rely on him in the next Trial too.

I was sure to catch a Mudbray as soon as I could. Luckily, the Pokemon I have named Onepu came with the new Stamina ability, which increases his Defense every time he is hit, which is pretty great. He came knowing Bulldoze, and it didn't take long to learn Highhorse Power (95 power, 95 accuracy); I didn't think he'd become a powerhouse until evolving, and now I'm almost afraid to see how powerful that'll make him!

I also spent some time getting a Cubone, Wargoyle. She's been pretty solid from the get-go too, though her typing is redundant with Onepu's for the time being. I need to be careful about evolving her--apparently Cubone from Alola only evolve at night, at level 28 and up, and since Moon inverts the time of day...I want to get this right so that she can evolve ASAP, and maybe take on the next (Grass-themed) Trial.

And just before logging on I caught a Wimpod, Podzilla. It was...simultaneously difficult and easy. See, to catch Wimpod you have to actually catch it. It appears on the overworld and runs into a hole in the ground as soon as it sees you, so I didn't intercept it the first time. But once I did, one Quick Ball was all it took, thank God, and though her moves aren't great I'm confident in saying she'll fare better than a Magikarp would, and I know she'll have comparable payoff.

I really, really want an Alolan Sandshrew, but those are on island 3 apparently, and then the last slot is reserved for Lunala. It'll be a Ghost-heavy team, but I'll cope.

One thing that bugs me though: when encountering wild Pokemon, they can now call for help from other wild Pokemon. This is involved in chaining for shinies and high IVs, which is all well and good, but when two Pokemon are out you can't throw Poke Balls. And once you knock out one, the other one can call out another Pokemon right away. And then do that again. And again. And. Again. It's really rather frustrating in practice, I've found. But the only other Pokemon I want to be absolutely sure to catch before beating the game is Alolan Sandshrew. Once I beat the game and start hunting to fill the Dex, maybe I'll have more capacity to be patient with this mechanic...and more powerful Pokemon who can wipe out reinforcements in one fell swoop.

So yeah, Moon is fun thus far! I'll make another post if I come across anything else I feel like saying.






Recent Works and Writing Collections

Beyond Ruin: Part 6 (12/7)
A set of short pieces building characters and a world for an original idea I'm working on.

Shooting Star Sonia 2: Tribe: Chapter 20 (3/13)
A Mega Man Star Force fanfic, with Harp Note as the protagonist instead of Mega Man.

Glimpse of Horizons (4/4)
A pilot testing out a new version of a very old idea, and the heroine who will lead the way.



Full Library
One big collection of everything.

Okoto 579
A few connected G2 stories.

Divine Strength Collection
An original idea I'm trying to build.

FFFC Collection
Flash fiction from when we had contests for that.

Unsorted Works
What doesn't fit into the above three collections.

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