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BRP: BH 2.5

Posted by Element Lord of Milk in Build-a-bear workshop., Jul 30 2014 · 0 views

So this isn't technically to do with rebuilding sets, but still sort of related.

I found Hewkii and Hahli Mahri, Tuma, and Lewa Phantoka in my Hero Factory dropship box in one of my storage drawers. I wasn't looking for them there previously because I thought that that whole drawer was just HF, but then I realized that I didn't have my Dropship in it's box after getting antsy about not being able to find Hewkii Mahri or any of his parts after confirming that I rebuilt him after reading old blog entries (after after after) . Now I believe all of my rebuilt sets are accounted for (I moved them out of the box and then put some Heroes and their canisters inside the dropship box, interestingly enough, it's the perfect size for a full set of six cans) .

Also I just realized that during my 2 years of inactivity, I completely missed having an Ignika spinny :( .

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Katatonia Redux

Posted by Ryuujin in from the edge of the forest, towards the deep green sea, Jul 30 2014 · 2 views

I've sold off a spare and acquired a seriously wonderful new thing since the last time I posted pictures of my Katatonia collection, so I figured I'd just update and repost it.

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top to bottom:

- Dance of December Souls (2007 remastered digipak reissue with Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival EP as bonus tracks)
- Brave Murder Day (2006 remastered reissue with Sounds of Decay EP as bonus tracks)
- Discouraged Ones (Century Black US pressing)
- Tonight's Decision
- Last Fair Deal Gone Down (10th anniversary 2-disc digibook reissue)
- Viva Emptiness (Icarus Argentina pressing)
- Viva Emptiness (10th anniversary revamped and expanded digibook reissue)
- The Great Cold Distance
- Night Is the New Day (2011 tour edition reissue)
- Dead End Kings
- Dethroned & Uncrowned (semi-acoustic reinterpretation of Dead End Kings, 2-disc digibook edition)

in the background:

- Kocytean (Record Store Day exclusive 12" B-sides EP, limited to 2000 copies, pressed on translucent orange vinyl)

what I'm missing:

now that I think about it, posting this may have been premature since I've been planning on ordering the 2012 remastered reissue of the For Funerals to Come EP sometime very soon. at some point in the future I'd also like to upgrade my copies of Discouraged Ones, Tonight's Decision and The Great Cold Distance to their respective reissued or deluxe versions, although that's not currently a top priority.

also, because I love you and want to make you sad happy, here's one of the band's best songs, from the July single and Kocytean EP:




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Fear Factory

Posted by Bambi in The Small Horse, Jul 30 2014 · 33 views
non-pony

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(obviously inspired by Ry's blog entries)
Whew. My most complete CD collection. It's missing a few things like remix EPs and a video album, but I'm proud of it. The digipaks aren't as nearly bad as they look on camera.
From top to bottom:

- Soul of a New Machine (2004 re-release, original album remastered, and includes the Fear is the Mindkiller EP)
- Demanufacture (2005 re-release, original album remastered, includes extra tracks and the Remanufacture remix album)
- Obsolete (Collector's edition)
- Digimortal (Limited edition)
- Concrete
- Hatefiles
- Archetype (Limited edition, includes "Australian Tour 2004" DVD)
- Transgression
- Mechanize (Deluxe edition)
- The Industrialist (Deluxe edition)

Again, I'm pretty proud of it.
While we're on the subject of music, might as well let you know I'm on Last.FM now. Feel free to add me!

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Hungry Hungry Hippos GBC!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs in Scientific Progress Goes "Boink", Jul 30 2014 · 24 views
lego, gbc, technic

I've been ambiguously revealing my progress on this for the past few weeks, but here it is, my completed Great Ball Contraption module:

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Unfortunately it still has some kinks to work out. Luckily the GBC coordinator is a WAMALUG friend and very enthusiastic about the GBC, so is more that happy to help me and anyone else fix up their modules before the public arrives on Saturday. Will we get it fixed? I hope so, but at this point I wouldn't be surprised if we keep it hidden until next year. It's just caused me so much stress the past week trying to figure it all out, I've just stopped caring at this point and want to enjoy the Fair without dedicating my time to this. (I should have done something less ambitious for my first year.) But hey, who knows? Maybe he'll have the magic touch and help me fix it.

-CF :kakama:

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HALF AN HOUR TO BRICKFAIR

Posted by Sumiki in Blogarithm, Jul 30 2014 · 39 views

I AM EXCITE

(p.s. there's still time to enter the GREAT VINE CHALLENGE)

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Wish I Could go to BrickFair

Posted by Ballom in Moon in the Water, Jul 29 2014 · 51 views
BZPower

Maaaaan I wish I could go to BrickFair so badly. It looks like it'll be so much fun this year. And I really regret how shy and overall antisocial I was two years ago. There were all of these awesome BZPower folks there who I barely talked to, partly from being really shy and partly from being irritable due to my injury at the time, and I wish I had another opportunity to get to know the people present (and make less dreadful impressions), especially as I joined Flickr around two years ago and have met a bunch more awesome folks through there. Of course, I'm not particularly less shy now, but any difference would be good enough.

Well, I hope in a few years I might be in a position to attend the convention again, at least, at which point hopefully I'll have overcome more of my shyness.

~B~


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HELLO METRU NUI

Posted by Euphrates in Blog Horizon, Jul 29 2014 · 43 views

i cant believe i got a premier membership but never even log onto bzp

anyhow stuffs been good. by good i mean really bad. i had one too many brass monkeys which compelled me to hit up the Webs Foremost for Bionicle Content

being exploited at work. mental problems are bad as ever. will never afford plastic surgery. all but stopped drawing and programming.

on the good end though im moving in with my girlfriend........soon?? i hope!! i love her more than bionicles

have any of you guys read oyasumi punpun. i just finished it and it was good

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I'm flying!

Posted by Bfahome in You're attacked by a Repair Nektann, Jul 29 2014 · 48 views

(On a plane.)

(To Virginia.)

(Tomorrow.)

(Little excited here.)

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Brace Yourselves

Posted by Zatth in Zatth Blag, Jul 29 2014 · 71 views

BrickFair is coming
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*CUE GAME OF THRONES THEME SONG & EVERYTHING IS AWESOME*

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I give in AMA

Posted by Sundowner in Desperado Inc. , Jul 29 2014 · 49 views

So help me if you ask if I dream of farm animals I will politely respond with an answer

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Guild Wars 2

Posted by Kitania in silly strings, faerie wings, Jul 29 2014 · 21 views

i started playing it again after missing my character terribly (sylvari are still probably my favorite MMO species ever), but i changed his Cloud Strife hairstyle to the new longer one (sylvari are kinda bereft of long hairstyles sadly) but i'm sad the dark color i picked for it blots out the details (it looks so pretty when it's glowing, though!)

haven't really dug into the new story too much, but already i like it's presentation SO MUCH MORE than the last Living Story season (it feels more like... a continuation of the main story, versus a sort of side plot event that you can ignore). I'm also glad they got rid of Scarlet, who i had such high hopes for as an antagonist last season but she was too... like, errr... she was too... stale? she didnt change much and she kept doing the same stuff over and over again :/ (had a killer outfit, though)

idk if anyone here really plays it much, im in a few guilds (Friends of Mine which is literally just me and some really close friends, TIME which has a latin name i can't spell and was my friends' RP story thing, Our Sanctuary which is a LGBTQA+ safe space guild,, Official Mesmer Forum Guild, and then Eularity whom i refer to as celry (their tag is ELRY).

im on tarnished coast with most of the NA RPing community, though im generally messing around in WvWvW b/c i can throw purple lasers at players there . (and i get T6 materials more reliably there for whatever reason and im getting kinda close-ish to my first Legendary... need like... 700g total but i have the most expensive components done [precursor annnnnd 100 charged lodestones])

(tbh i want to play a largos so badly anet get on that)

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how do bzprpg

Posted by Lady Kopaka in Lady K's Blog, Jul 29 2014 · 119 views

hey guys, I really would like to get involved with the RPG happenings here--but, I have no idea how to start or what's going on or if I should wait or anything help

If someone could volunteer to teach me the ways of BZPRPG and so forth, that would be awesome. I will pay you in hugs and invisible cookies.

I'm reading the rules and everything now, but a mentor would be awesome!

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Still in shock

Posted by DeeVee in What You Want is Now, Jul 28 2014 · 168 views

I mean seriously, I can't believe Brickfair plans start tomorrow! Maddison and I will be catching an early flight out of Portland tomorrow and landing at IAD in the early afternoon! Maddison is upset that we'll be getting up to catch the flight at like 4:30, but that's sleeping in for me.

Pretty ready for a vacation, not going to lie. Though I did finally finish my Coffee Master certification at work, now I get to wear the cool black Starbucks apron instead of the green one!

Anyway, at Brickfair I'll have a ton of MOCs this year, a lot of it due to my increased activity this year. The list:

(Bolded MOCs have never been displayed at any con, underlined MOCs have never been displayed at Brickfair specifically)
  • Black Six
  • Catwoman
  • Commander Stropes
  • Tufi
  • Hahli Mahri
  • Horizon Dragon
  • Jack Noir
  • Janus
  • Kakaru
  • Lewa Phantoka
  • Lion
  • MS-026 Sunset Gundam
  • Nukaya
  • Phazon Suit Samus
  • Pohatu Nuva
  • Princess Grr
  • Robot
  • Sailor Scout Hahli Husky
  • Sarge
  • Savage Planet Bulk
  • Spider
  • Toa Lewa
  • Toa Onua
  • Toro Gundam SD
  • Transtech Shockwave
  • Trunx
  • Vayland Dragon III
  • Vezon
  • Wereflo

....

I should probably get packing.

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Brickfair and Other Plans

Posted by Aanchir in A Golden-Red Horizon, Jul 28 2014 · 180 views
Brickfair, LEGO, community, life

Welp, I'm pretty close to prepared for Brickfair. Got my clothes, MOCs, name badge, and art all packed up.

MOCs I'm exhibiting this year include Caitlyn Gauss XL, Delwyn Buckler, Blacktron Vivisector, Kit Martello, Hero Factory Canine Buddy, Rise of the Dread Colossus (submarine only — I had to borrow some of the Dread Colossus's tentacles for Delwyn's hair, so he's out of commission), and My Little Tahu. I think Delwyn Buckler and Caitlyn Gauss XL will probably be the most popular of those seven.

As far as art is concerned, I will mostly be bringing the same collection of drawings I brought last year — sadly, I have not really made much cool new LEGO-related art since then.

I'm registered for the BZPower parts draft and will also probably be bringing a hat or two for the Hatpile. A number of my BZPower friends who I spent time with last year (Lady Kopaka, Turakii #1 Lavasurfer, Toa Lhikan Hordika, and Cholie) will not be making it this year for various reasons, so I think a good portion of my time will be spent trying to make new connections both within the BZPower community and the larger AFOL community.

I will also look at vendors to see if I can find anything that interests me. While packing, I came to the realization that I do not really have any light-colored LEGO T-shirts, except for old Brickfair T-shirts and a Barraki Kalmah T-shirt that is a little worse for the wear. So as with last year, I will definitely want to try buying some new LEGO-related wearables. I'll also be on the lookout for affordable CCBS parts and constraction sets. I got a steal on some pre-owned Legends of Chima constraction sets last year (basically half-off), and a bunch of useful CCBS parts the year before.

This will be my first time staying at a hotel for Brickfair (in the past my family has always driven there and back each day), so that should enable me to take part in more evening activities, including enjoying the brand-new "World of Lights" (sadly, none of my MOCs are going to have any light-up features, though). Maybe a visit to the vendors could change that, if they happen to be selling LifeLites or something similar, but generally the MOCs I'm bringing aren't characterized by a lot of transparent elements.

If you happen to be attending, come and find me! I will be wearing the same brick badge as the past two years, though it is larger than the one pictured and has more yellow (including a brick printed with my screen name, Aanchir). I should be spending a good amount of time at the BIONICLE table hanging out with the BZPower crew.

That about covers it, I think! If you're also going to be at Brickfair, leave a comment so I'll know to be on the lookout for you!

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Posted My Lenticular Mt St Helens Mosaic

Posted by xccj in Team J.A.F., Jul 28 2014 · 29 views

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Lookie here, a topic in SBC!

So I guess the phrase "lenticular" is the one to use, since "cheese slope mosaic," besides being a mouthful, can also refer to some other styles of mosaic-ing.

I do need to take some better pictures, but my issue is A: bad lighting in my apartment and B: no backdrop large enough to fit the full mosaic. I also need to get a stand for it, and maybe somehow reinforce the back because it's rather flimsy, especially compared to classic brick mosaics, which hold up remarkably well. This will probably show up at a few conventions, cause I'm not planning to take it apart any time soon.

Also, anybody know a decent was to advertise this? :P I put it in a mosaic flickr group that, apparently, turns out to be dead. So fail there on my part. (Maybe the whole "take better pictures" thing also needs to come into play here.)

:music:

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Let's Try This Again

Posted by Noise #0579 in Letters From the Void, Jul 28 2014 · 70 views

With all the blogging going on last week, my posts advertising new stories might've gotten buried, so I'm going to shamelessly promote them one more time.

First, in the Epics forum, is A Mind in Darkness. The blog post with a little more info on it can be found here.

Second, in the Short Stories forum, is The Blade of Valor. Blog post here explaining that this is a test run for a concept--I'm really curious to know how people feel about this idea, so please let me know.

And while I'm at it, we just opened registration for the new tournament in Technic Warzone. It's not too late to join!

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In the End Mondays 07/28

Posted by TNTOS in A Writerly Blog, Jul 28 2014 · 16 views
In the End, Dawn Duology, Mondays

Once again, it's that special time of week that pretty much everyone hates: Monday. Weird how one of the least liked days of the week happens to rhyme with "fun day."

Anywho, here is an excerpt from this week's chapter:

“What are you doing?” said Atuje. “Playing pretend? You don't look much like a fierce soldier, you know.”

Much to his confusion, Wanderer smiled. “I may not be a soldier, but don't think for a moment that means I can't stop you.”

Atuje glanced at the writhing bodies on the ground before saying, “And what makes you think you can stop me? You're a ghost. You can't even interact with the material world. You're immaterial. If I were still a spirit myself, I would be a bit more worried. As it is-”

As it was, he never got to finish his sentence, because the next moment Wanderer yelled and charged at him. He could do nothing to stop her as she flew into his body and disappeared. When she went into him, it was like being hit with a sledge hammer. He staggered backwards, losing his concentration and breaking off his life-draining technique.


Read the rest of Chapter XVI here.

-TNTOS-

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Mafia Book 2 SIGN UP NOW!

Posted by Sir Voltex the Blue in Extraction Point, Jul 28 2014 · 75 views

Due to a small (read: large) change in plans, I will be needing a couple more characters in Book 2... so if you have been wanting a spot, comment below with your preferred element.

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new life goal

Posted by Nathan Evo in Moonbase Alpha, Jul 27 2014 · 134 views

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i WANT one of these

particularly the onua one

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General Rambling - Work, Star Trek, Korra, ect.

Posted by Jedi Master J. in The Library That Never Was, Jul 27 2014 · 67 views

Hey, folks. I thought I would pop in today and give a general life update since it has been awhile since I have done one.

I guess I'll start by mentioning how my job been going. Its been going pretty good, I think. I mean I still have it, so obvious that's good. XD And well, business wise we have been getting plenty of work this year (It is a bit slow this month, but that usually how it is in July since the company does have a little two week shut down at start of it.). So yeah, it been good.

I could probably ramble a lot about my job here, but I doubt it be that interesting for you folks to read. I don't really do anything exciting. I am just an office worker that handles database and planning stuff for the manufacturing of helicopter parts (Mostly hogout and sheet metal parts) in our machine shop. So yeah, probably not most interesting job to ramble about here. XD

Alright, so moving on, I guess I could mention here that I finished Star Trek: The Next Generation last weekend. I got say after watching it, I can definitely see why people like Star Trek. It's a great series. I must admit though I was sad to see TNG end though. I am going to miss Picard and his crew. Speaking of Star Trek, I just started watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine this weekend and I got say I am liking it so far. (I am currently watching it as I write this actually. XD I am on Season 1, Episode 11.)

Okay, I think I ramble enough about Star Trek here. Hm...Let's see what else can talk about. Well, Book 3 of Korra has been pretty good so far. I am a bit disappointed that Spirits hadn't been involved in this book's plot though. I mean I would expected them to play a bigger role in story since Harmonic Convergence occurred.

That being said, I like the storylines for this season, especially the backstory about Lin's family. I would ramble more about Korra series, but I don't want to end up accidentally spoil something for people that I hadn't watch the latest season yet.

So moving right along, uh... I was going talk about video games. I hadn't really play much this week, outside of Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Which I mostly went on to clean up Redbrook since I planning to try and get back into the game.).

Hm...I probably should finish 999 at some point. I only like two ending away from 100% it. Oh, and I probably should start Edgeworth's Ace Attorney at some point. XD So many games to play yet so little time.

Alright, I think I rambled enough about stuff here. It was probably a boring read really. I am sorry for that. Uh...I guess while I am here, I might as well wish BZPower a belated birthday since anniversary week ends today. Happy Birthday, BZPower! I hope the site lives to see another 13 years. Hopefully I'll still be around to see this great site continue to grow with time.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2014



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