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In a hole in the ground there lived...


The Prophecy of Heroes

Posted by Tolkien , in linguistics, Art, Bionicle, Matoran Language, Language and Etymology Dec 16 2014 · 71 views
2015, so much yes

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The Prophecy of Heroes

Hear now, my son, what the prophecy says:

When times are dark and all hope seems lost,

The Protectors must unite, one from each tribe.

Evoke the power of past and future,

And look to the skies for an answer.

When the stars align, six comets will bring timeless heroes

To claim the Masks of Power and find the Mask Maker.

United, the elements hold the power to defeat evil…

United, but not one.

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Ro’o, akai deya ki vakamaja roya:

Vahi kraui-ika no taka rayase

Mangai kaitayasu, ikoronga,

Vuna no vaka naya

No ivanto-akee akuya

Ni kaitaya-ika, duni-na Toa-vahikhu kyako

Ta ai Kanohi kyase, ta ai Ekimu eleyase

Kaita, nahi vuata ki rawa maya huya…

Kaita, va nga-ru.

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Posted by Tolkien , in Bionicle, Art Mar 29 2014 · 133 views
wip wip wip wip
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Don’t Follow the Pixels

Posted by Tolkien , in Life, Bionicle, Art, BZPower Mar 17 2014 · 282 views

If you’re someone who remembers BZPower back before the archive deletion and downtimes (I confess, I’m getting murky) and roughly prior to '08-'09, you might know me as a different person. I mostly lurked 'round this little forum called Artwork II, which was the place where all the shops and "sprite kits" were safely hidden from the world. Back then, most of my contribution to BZP came in the form of pixel art. Yeah, it was a different time.
Well, I haven’t done any pixel art for quite a while—nothing worth posting, at least. Even so, I get the hankering every now and then. And in fact, for a long time I’ve been wanting to start something long-term: a project to fiddle with in my spare time. Pixel art is quite cathartic, I find, and it’s actually a great stress-reliever. Go figure.
Unfortunately I haven’t really had that much spare time lately. That is, until last week. It was spring break...for students, at least. =P Even so, in between the grading, I did find a few moments to get creative:
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The project is a roughly to-scale isometric map of the island of Mata Nui; 1 pixel = ~.25 kio (these images are at about x3 magnification). I find landscapes to be very enjoyable to do, and isometric pixeling suits that pretty well. The images above should be kinda familiar: the Mangai Volcano and the southern tip of the island coast. This is only a few hours’ work, so it’s absurdly rough, but you should get the general idea.
So yeah, the plan is to keep messing around with it, and maybe post some updates as things progress. I confess, even now I’m still pretty much an amateur at this, but I hope I can do it justice. =P


Hey Look

Posted by Tolkien , in Writing??, Art Feb 06 2012 · 121 views
pathetic art, the end and 1 more...

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An attempt at story illustration.

Click? Read? Comment? Maybe?


Chapter I

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"Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a blog-hole, and that means comfort."


A Short Bio of the...Author?



The author of this blog currently resides in the rather dry, bare, sandy climate of the southwest United States. He is a grad-student and teaching associate at his university, currently working toward a Ph.D. in rhetoric/composition and linguistics.


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