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Bara Magna is no place for the faint of heart.

Posted by Trijhak in I Have No Idea, Jun 23 2017 · 0 views
Bara Magna, BZPBM and 1 more...

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We also have some cool banners made by Onaku. That means we're cool, right?


Bara Magna is no place for the faint of heart.


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XENOBLADE TWO

Posted by Aegis Lass in Beyond the Blue Sky, Jun 23 2017 · 0 views

XENOBLADE
TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


okay yeah that's all i just wanted to scream about it here instead of twitter for once.
(speaking of, if you feel like it - follow me on twitter at @Ehksidian to see me constantly ###### scream about xenoblade 2 and how dumb rex's pants are)

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Emoji Movie trailer reaction

Posted by Jean Valjean in Kraggh's Works ♫♪, Jun 22 2017 · 0 views

:kaukau: It looks like it's going to be nothing but a load of Patrick Steward.


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The Generation Gap

Posted by Lab Member 0579 in Mt. Coronet, Jun 22 2017 · 0 views
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I really enjoyed seeing the response to The Legend Continues. It was like this big outpouring of love for Generation 2, and since it seems like a lot of talk about G2 (ever since it started) is very negative, it was a delightful change of pace. Just fans taking the ideas Lego has given us and playing with them, and complimenting each other on their ideas and effort. It was great.

So that sparked the idea behind Toa of Fire. It’s not long at all, clocking in at around 1400 words, and the setup is intentionally a little odd. But hopefully I was able to get my point across.

G2 certainly has its faults—I won’t deny that. But it is Bionicle. And it is loved.

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I've watched 13 NEW movies this year

Posted by JAG18 in The JAG18 Stronghold, Jun 21 2017 · 0 views

In my "Best Everything of 2016" list entry, I lamented the fact that I only watched 10 new movies last year and that I was going to try harder to watch more movies this year.
Well, so far this year I've watch 13 new movies and I regret nothing...well, actually I do kind of regret seeing "Beauty and The Beast" and "Aftermath", but whatever.

So what were these movies and what did I think of them?

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is one of my favorites of the year so far and I love it. Oddly enough, I just watched the first "Guardians" this past January and I watch the second on a late Thursday night showing.

"Life" is a pretty good sci-fi horror movie and while I noticed the similarities at the time after re-watching all the Alien movies this past month I really noticed how similar "Alien" and "Life" are.

"The Lego Batman Movie" is a lot of fun.

"Kong: Skull Island" and "Power Rangers" are fine summer blockbusters.

"The Great Wall", "Alien: Covenant", and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" are all OK films.

"Silence" is better made and "smarter" than all the above films, but I don't prefer it to any of the above.

While, I thought it was good the first time around I really think I need to re-watch "Split" to form a solid opinion on it.

It's not a great movie, but I enjoyed "Megan Leavey" a lot. Definitely more than I thought I would.


And after all that I still need to watch "Logan" and "Wonder Woman", and there are still some movies coming up that I'm really looking forward to ("Dunkirk", "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets", "The Last Jedi"). We'll see what happens.

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Tropical Storm Cindy

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster in The Island., Jun 21 2017 · 0 views
Tropical Storms, Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy is predicted to be hitting my local area as of this entry later tonight. Or as least, we'll be getting hit by its dry side. (The west side of it) Regardless, it's been awhile since anything tropical has affected where I live. I don't know how bad the storms will be, but I do expect a lot of rain, lightning, and strong winds. Thankfully, I'm off from work today and tomorrow, so I'll be home when it hits and don't have to worry about work until Friday.

As with any storm, there is a chance that it could knock out our WiFi and/or power. So if you don't see me on here later tonight or tomorrow, that's probably why. Hopefully it won't come to that though.

Guess that's all I got to say on this. See you all on the flip side. B-)

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ask me anything

Posted by Voltex in Breath of the Wild, Jun 20 2017 · 0 views

haven't done one since last november, so here we go
fire away

serious and non-serious welcome, i will answer them all

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Design Color Voting

Posted by Brappy Hour in Raptor Paddock, Jun 19 2017 · 0 views

Alright. There were a few suggestions, so let's get the voting started. We need to get this over with, so I can get these tees printed.

Before we vote. I want to stress that I get these shirts made at a local screen printing business, and they may not have the exact color paint of the winning design. I'll do the best with I've got, and I thank you for your understanding.


#1. Link

#2. Link

That's all of them, please choose wisely. These shirts will be worn by all your fellow members at BrickFair. Show support for your colors, and encourage others to give their votes and input as well. You have 1 week.

Have a lovely day.


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22

Posted by Noxryn in the door, Jun 19 2017 · 0 views

it's my birthday now im 22 and that's about it woop

i got myself stormblood for my birthday

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Mixed Results

Posted by Ta-metru_defender in TMD's Creatively Named Blog, Jun 17 2017 · 0 views

Essays, Not Rants! 273: Mixed Results

I really liked the movie Balto as a kid. And for a kid, it makes sense. It’s about a talking dog, and there’s a goose and a couple polar bears in it too. Plus it’s a story about the outsider getting a chance to prove they belong by doing an Epic Heroic Thing and earning their place.’

Also, it’s a story about being mixed.

Like me.

I’m mixed, biracial, half-Asian; whatever the term du jour is. Which is something I mention every now and then on this blog, because it’s part of who I am and thus how I interpret the world around me and, with it, the narratives that the world creates. In other worlds: I tell you this because it directly impact the way I see stories.

And this is important, because Balto is half-dog, half-wolf, which is a major part of his identity in the story. He doesn’t fit in with the dogs because of his wolfness, but he can’t exactly run out and join a pack of wolves. He doesn’t belong to either group. Over the course of the movie he (spoiler) proves himself to his peers and, more importantly, realizes that his being half-wolf is a good thing, not a drawback. The plot progresses and he gets to save the day.

We don’t see a lot of mixed-race narratives, period. TV Tropes has precious few examples, and many of them are either informed traits or their entire story.. Sure, we’ll see interracial relationships play out (Hello, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend!), but anytime the product of one of those shows up, if the question of identity is addressed, chances are it becomes their whole thing. Growing up, Balto was the only story I knew that had a character who was explicitly mixed and dealt with that. As a bonus, it also wasn’t the only thing he had going on; he still got to do the hero thing.

It’s quite unfortunate, then, that I didn’t see much of Star Trek until I was eighteen, but even then just the Abrams film. But that’s a movie about Spock’s journey as a character, one that’s inherently related to his own status as being half-Vulcan, half-Human. Again, the importance here is that though the story deals with Spock’s identity, it is not the extent of his arc. He still has a story of learning humility and teamwork and saving the day and all that, one aspect of which is, of course, struggling with his identity.

I wanna stress just how rare this is. When stories come up with biracial characters that touch on their identity, that’s usually the be all and end all of their story. Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life has Sarah Jane, a half-white, half-black girl who passes white and so uses that to her advantage. Her story is one of someone rejecting one identity in favor of another and thus all but abandoning her mother in pursuit of hedonism. Yes, it’s a story about someone who’s mixed, but it’s about being mixed. Most of the time, when someone who’s mixed shows up in fiction and has a role, that’s their story. It’s about coming to terms with their identity, or realizing that they should embrace both halves and what have you. There’s no conjunction; they don’t come to terms with their identity and save the world, they don’t get to embrace both halves and make the big jump to fund their step-dad’s conveniently priced surgery.

This is why Balto mattered to me so darn much as a kid. I got to see someone in a movie dealing with some of the ###### I dealt with. I got to see someone do all that and still save the day. It’s about being different, but still getting the normal treatment. Differently normal, if you will. I do think stories about mixed people being mixed are important, but equally important are stories where they – we – get to deal with the stuff and still be the hero. I want stories about mixed people that aren’t just about being mixed; I’m more than just someone who’s half-white, half-Asian.

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Titanfall 2

Posted by ~Shockwave~ in The Aurora's Edge, Jun 16 2017 · 0 views

So, does anybody play this game on PC? My origins friend list is completely empty, so someone else to play with would be nice.

It might at least be better than getting ground to dust alone.

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It's true, all of it!

Posted by AZBlue in Okoto-Nui, Jun 13 2017 · 0 views
E3Nintendo, aaaahhhh, Four, mp4

It's true, all of it! It is finally revealed, Metroid Prime 4!!!

I don't even know what to say about it, just YAAAAAAAAAY!

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Writing

Posted by SPIRIT in SPIRIT's Blog, Jun 12 2017 · 0 views

Hey, I just entered The Legend Continues contest. The prizes sounded pretty good, and I felt that the Skull Slicer kind of got a raw deal only showing up in 2 web animations and getting like a sentence of lore. He was this arena champion who inexplicably had 4 arms. So many questions...

Also, I've been off and on writing another movie spoof. I'll finish it someday...

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First Sunburn of the Year

Posted by Paleo in PaleoBlog, Jun 12 2017 · 0 views

Whoop.

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On Writing

Posted by FallenAtlas in The Weight of The World, Jun 11 2017 · 0 views

Some stories are like corn. It takes a few attempts and a few crops before you can grow the perfect earful. Also it takes a lot of time.

Then some stories are like random roaches in the Walmart parking lot. Before you know it, they have run up your pant leg and are getting cozy with your privates.

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Another POV-Ray question

Posted by Bfahome in You're attacked by a Repair Nektann, Jun 10 2017 · 0 views

Another POV-Ray question Anyone know how to make things not so reflective? I'm hoping for a mostly-realistic look and the mirror polish it puts on the pieces just isn't doing it for me.


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the release date for CATALYST is...

Posted by Lady Kopaka in Lady K's Blog, Jun 08 2017 · 0 views

August 2nd!!!

Okay guys! Just updating to say I finally have a stable release date for my Bionicle webcomic. The entire prologue (roughly 15 pages) will be released August 2nd. It coincides with Brickfair Virginia! Chapter 1 will then be updated everyday during Brickfair (until the 6th). From there, the updates will slow down to twice or three times a week, with the occasional break to keep a healthy buffer up.

I'm so excited to show this project to all of y'all! Thank you so much for the patience, encouragement, help--everything! :)

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ULTRA-RARE KANOHI IGNIKA

Posted by Nathan Evo in Moonbase Alpha, Jun 05 2017 · 0 views

Today I managed to obtain a super-rare Bionicle mask that, as far as I know, is completely one-of-a-kind. Sure, there are 14-karat Haus and Platinum Avohkiis, but those ain't got nothing on my BRAND NEW PURPLE IGNIKA

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(okay I took the photo with my phone so I'm sorry if it's gigantohuge)

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Forgot About Blogs Again

Posted by Lord Oblivion in Oblivion's Blog, May 26 2017 · 53 views

Pretty much d e a d but I'm trying to get back into it. College has been a grind, so I'm in the mood to start making stuff again.

I decided to join Instagram after being talked into it. That, the BZP contest, and some other projects in mind might hopefully give me an active summer?

I miss all the old guys that used to be here though :(



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