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Pokemon MMD

Posted by Kohaku in Gay Swimming Anime, Dec 22 2014 · 0 views
pokemon, wally, brendan, oras and 1 more...

So I've been doing some experiments with MMD over the last couple days and i created some masterpieces.

Have some Wally doing PonPonPon!



And Brendan and Wally doing a Christmas Caramelldansen.



I HAVE TOO MUCH POWER OVER THESE DORKS

Also hi I am still alive and stuff.

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CALLIN YOU OUT JMJ

Posted by Xaeraz in Challenge Kourok, Dec 22 2014 · 74 views
legend of jmj

you rock

a ton

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Pokemon Omega Ruby: Day 12

Posted by Ektris in Bleeding Blue, Dec 22 2014 · 25 views
Pokemon, Omega Ruby, Ruby

Yessss! I got an Eon Ticket! My game wasn't glitched! :D Found one while doing some holiday shopping at a mall (and oddly just got Pokémon data; no people for my Streetpass plaza disappointingly lol).

Made a little more progress through Episode Delta today. I stormed Team Magam's hideout once more, which didn't explode. Huh. A part of me really, really does still wish it did. Now I'm ready to enter Sky Pillar once I withdraw my Jolly Synchronizer.

Which I now have. Because I also transferred my living Dex and got the Shiny Charm. This also prompted me to check out my Pokedex, which I actually never did before in this game! Weird. I really should have sooner, because it's a really cool one this time.

The rest of my playtime today was spent Mega Stone hunting. What I could, anyways. A very disappointingly large amount aren't available until after Episode Delta, one of which of course I very much wish I could have already. Ah well...

So with that, I'm going to go get me a Rayquaza and save the world! Not necessarily tomorrow, but soon heh.

Hashirama, Sceptile Lv. 62
Abyss, Sharpedo Lv. 60
Sigurd, Flygon Lv. 60
Glalie, Lv. 60
Altair, Lv. 56
Latios, Lv. 56

~|ET|~


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Past, Present, and Future

Posted by Shadow Kurahk in Shadow Kurahk's Blog, Dec 21 2014 · 31 views
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Been browsing through old posts and blog entries. I realized how much I've grown since joining BZP. I first joined when I was in just 3rd grade, over 8 years ago...think how young you were in 3rd grade! Yet I was glued to a computer screen, for BZP, among other reasons.

I think back to my childhood and teenage years. So much of my life now is defined by the things I did here. It was through someone I met on BZPower that I first got into web development, which then inexplicably led me to work on KanohiJournal and other projects that let me hone my programming skills. I am now a freshman in college majoring in Computer Science.

It's all just really interesting for me. Looking back through my activity on this site is like seeing myself grow. I haven't been very active at all for the past few years, but I spent a lot of my formative ones on this site.

Cheers to BZP. It's played a bigger part in my life than I ever thought. If I could just get unbanned from the Facebook group...yeah, that's be great. :P

If you're one of the followers of this blog (major points if you still are), or if you're one of my closer friends on here (you know who you are), thanks for everything you contributed to my experience on BZP. After graduating high school, I realized we take friends for granted. So if you're one of the people reading this and we've communicated on this site before, ever, thanks to you. Wish you all the best! Maybe I'll post on here every so often. :)

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Hit Right on Target

Posted by xccj in Team J.A.F., Dec 21 2014 · 94 views

I'd been hearing some reports about Bionicle showing up in Target, so I decided to swing by my local one... and found some.

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For Bionicle, they only had the two protectors, so I grabbed both. Oddly enough, the cashier was really excited to see they had them in and was bummer when I said there were only a few left. (And then seemed reluctant to sell me the ones I picked up... I assume it was all part of an act.) In addition to Bionicle, they had some other 2015 stuff from other themes, including Disney Princesses, the battle packs (Lions and Bears) from Chima, the Double Decker Couch from the Lego Movie (pictured above), and a bunch of Friends sets, some of which I don't even remember seeing online.

Well, I could just brag about my find... or I could help you with your search!

Yesterday, The Brick Fan posted a bit on how you could track Target's inventory if you had their DCPI number. It wasn't 100% accurate, but it would show you the stock stores nearby had. Unfortunately, the article only gave the DCPI number for the Frozen Princess set, and I couldn't find one for Bionicle... until I went to the store.

The DCPI number for the Protectors is 204 00 1009. This number seemed to be shared between both protectors, so Target doesn't seem to currently be distinguishing between color for them... yet.

And just for grins, the DCPI number for the Lego Movie set is 204 00 1476. In general, if they have one of the new sets in stock, they probably have the rest, given the inventory described above. I know I selected my specific Target cause it had the Frozen castle (had, it was sold out by the time I showed up) but it seemed to be a good indicator.

Happy toy hunting. And if you can't find it... well, wait a few weeks and I'm sure they'll be everywhere. Besides, NYCC goers have already had these for months, so there's not much to brag about getting them early, now is there.

:music:

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LEGOLAND AND HARRY POTTER WHAAAAAAAA

Posted by Zatth in Zatth Blag, Dec 21 2014 · 50 views

I was hospitalized at NIH a week ago, and while there my mom told me she was thinking of having us go on a vacation as a family to some theme parks in Florida. I was surprised, but super excited.

A week later, and it looks like we're going to Legoland and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Should be fun. Stuck in a car with my sister for 14 hrs might be tough, but I WILL SURVIVE. I'm scared because we're visiting Legoland on the 31st, and I dunno if they'll have Bonkles in stock then. Because it would be unreal to buy my first Gen 2 BIONICLE from Legoland.

I'm excited about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter after reading the entire series for the first time in May (why, you ask? For a class. Yeah, my classes are THAT cool). Since I know what house I'm in I feel more pumped to go and shell out money on unnecessary things. BECAUSE I'M AN ADULT.

Any of y'all who have gone or live there have any tips? Preferably for Harry Potter since we've been to Legoland in California.

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Well Jeez

Posted by The Xinlo in Language Of The Mad, Dec 21 2014 · 47 views

Just had my 20th birthday last week and 3 days later my 10th BZP anniversary, and I totally forgot. I've officially been on this site for half of my life. Wow.

Also I get a nice new tohu spinny, pretty thrilled about that.

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Happy Solstice

Posted by Bfahome in You're attacked by a Repair Nektann, Dec 21 2014 · 54 views

Shortest day of the year.

Go ring some bells!

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Three Things I Know About The "Avatar" Universe

Posted by Sumiki in Blogarithm, Dec 21 2014 · 100 views

  • Bald kid with arrow tattoos knows how to bend things
  • M. Night Shyamalan must never be spoken of
  • Spoiler


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Always Check Your Spam

Posted by Based Goomy in GOOOOMY, Dec 21 2014 · 70 views

I found an email in my spam folder asking me to come in for an interview at my local Vancouver Lego Store. I applied in September 2013 and thought that my resume was completely ignored.

To my knowledge, that same Lego Store is hiring. I wonder what would happen if I replied to the email?

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Miscellaneous unopened LEGO sets

Posted by Meiko in Meiko's Generic Blog Name, Dec 21 2014 · 285 views

Hey guys so in my further ventures of cleaning out "old" stuff I've been accumulating over the years I've got some unopened LEGO sets that I was looking to see if anyone had any interest in. Please note I'm not selling any of these yet and might not any time soon. I'd just like to know what any of you would be willing to pay for these. All are brand new in their packaging.



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40084 Accessory Pack (x2) - 2013

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Exclusive Tahu Mask - 2014

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1668 Special Offer Trial Size - 1992

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9440 Venomari Shrine - 2012

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5002203 Radio DJ Robot (x2) - 2014

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9557 Lizaru - 2012

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850487 Halloween Accessory Set

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Hrngwhat?

Posted by Dorek in Bond of Flame, Dec 21 2014 · 62 views

Wait I'm premier again how long has it been sweet baby gukkos

Thanks bfa! You're still bfabulous.

So... how about that Korra finale?

seriously it's been like four years since I've been premier that's nuts


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AWAJFHASJGHJS

Posted by KITTENS FOR FISTS in Definitely Edible, Dec 21 2014 · 50 views

I CAN'T TYPE LIKE THAT ALL DAY

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Filler Day

Posted by Makuta Luroka in I am Luroka, Makuta Luroka, Dec 21 2014 · 64 views
Filler, RIP, We Miss You

Filler Day Today Is Filler Day. 12/21 We Celebrate By Changing Our Avatars, (And Names, But Not On BZP), Talking Like This, And Honoring The Memories Of Those Not Here. And Yes, We Do Post Filler When Necessary.


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Finale of Korra

Posted by farmstink buttlass in incredibly silly and just a little bit rude, Dec 21 2014 · 53 views
korra

Ok so. Season 4 of Korra started a while ago. Few months. I did not to watch anything, and stayed away from spoilers as best I could. At most I knew there was something about a robot, maybe.

So then it ended last week, and today I spent the day watching the whole season. Just marathoning the thing. And. Like. It is just. The greatest thing. I don't think there was really anything in the entire season I didn't like. (yes. even the recap episode.) The show has had a bit of a rocky past, but I loved this season like you wouldn't believe. And the finale was just.... Everything was just great. All the little plots and character arcs were done so well. The ensemble cast feel it had, in particular, was just fantastic. Especially Varrick and Zhu Li, of course. Seeing them get a larger role in the plot was really great.

That ending too, just. Everything is so good.

It's 2 am, dunno if I even know what I'm talking about anymore but man. That was really something.


(i would agree that it's not exactly what i would call the best ending for the franchise as a whole, or for even just this series, simply because it's so self-contained, but still. wow. can't say that's really much of a negative.)


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Of Movies and North Korea

Posted by Ta-metru_defender in TMD's Creatively Named Blog, Dec 20 2014 · 124 views

Essays, Not Rants! 144: Of Movies and North Korea

I have a strange fascination with a certain North Korean dictator. Maybe it’s because he’s barely eight years older than me, hangs out with Dennis Rodman, and tyrannically rules a country of 25 million people with a combination of a cult-of-personality and sheer terror.

Like I said, fascinating.

So naturally I was really looking forward to The Interview. I had passes to a preview of it on Thursday and was all set. Only, it turns out, North Korea was really mad about it and, a hack and couple terrorist threats later, and it’s been pulled from cinematic distribution. And I’m bummed.

Because The Interview is satire and satire is important. Because North Korea is terrifying; for there to be a country that, well, crazy is scary. But that’s the thing: we make fun of what scares us.

Satire takes away the teeth. It’s why The Great Dictator exists, why videos about Iraqi loyalists like this exist, and, of course, what makes The Interview funny. But what’s worth noting is that The Interview, like that video about subtitles and terrorists, seemed ready to make as much fun of the ‘good guys.’

The comedy of the subtitles video comes not out of how the reporter (and, by extension the media) treats the soldiers, that is her insistent condescension to them. The Interview’s comedy, based on the trailers, looks to stem from the bumbling antics of Seth Rogen and James Franco in a place where they really shouldn’t be. Plus, Kim Jong Un and all of his eccentricities makes for great fodder. Taking the mickey out of him with a movie like that doesn’t diminish his status as a threat, one that everyone is aware of, but reminds us that he’s still human. ‘cuz Supreme Leaders are people too.

But now I didn’t get to go to my screening and theater chains won’t be showing it. Granted, there’s some justification in not wanting to incur the wrath of North Korea, but it’s the precedent that’s worrisome. Another film about North Korea in production, Pyongyang, has been canceled for much of the same reason. There’s a weird sort of fear that’s stifling satire and fiction. Which, again, is a shame. Without it we wouldn’t have The Colbert Report taking shots at everything from terrifyingly conservative politicians to, of course, North Korea.

Now, there’s a distinction here to be sure. We make fun of the part that scares us, not what saddens us. There’s no comedy about those dying under the Kim regime, just as Jon Stewart couldn’t find anything funny to say in the wake of the grand jury’s decision on Eric Garner. There’s a line between the amusing and the not. Kim Jong Un exists on that line, almost caricature that he is. He’s an easy target, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth taking the shot.
So I’m of the opinion that The Interview shouldn’t have been canceled. Even if it’s cinematic release has been pulled, then at the very least there should have been plans made for an immediate digital release. It doesn’t make sense for the Hermit Kingdom to be the one calling the shots on what gets released in a different country. If anything, this has also upped the hype for the movie more than an advertising campaign could.

Because, hey, what gets a public’s attention more than an international incident?

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Korra finale? Korra finale!

Posted by Necro in Double Standard Three; Back From The Dead!, Dec 20 2014 · 103 views

Spoiler


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LEGO Justice League!

Posted by ChocolateFrogs in Scientific Progress Goes "Boink", Dec 20 2014 · 35 views
lego, comics, batman, superman and 1 more...

As you may know, LEGO and DC Comics released 22 variant covers for their comics in November to promote LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. I, of course, had to have some of these for my collection! Here's what I was able to snag:

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(^Link. Also: Flickr.)

Some of these are gracing my collection (and will look great when/if I frame some favorite covers), some are being donated to the BrickFair charity auction, and some I'm saving for sale/trade later (or now, PM me).

Some of the variant covers paid homage to covers that appeared a few years back:
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And just to be clear, only these variant covers are LEGO-ized. The contents are the exact same normal art as one would find in the regular cover comic.

While variant covers are most certainly an easy gimmick to boost sales and perhaps gain new readers to a title, sometimes the price is right and the cover is cool enough to accept that. (What I won't do it pay way too much for a cover.) LEGO did this with Marvel last year for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and I was able to grab two (donating Wolverine to BrickFair's auction).
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What's next? I'll continue to collect and build superhero minifigs from all my favorite titles!

-CF :kakama:

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Bionicle 2015 at Target

Posted by Serpent of Fire in The Serpent's Lair, Dec 20 2014 · 99 views

Start keeping an eye out, My local Target had the Bionicle Protectors sets. Bought the protectors of Stone and Jungle.



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