Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Welcome to BZPower!

Hi there, while we hope you enjoy browsing through the site, there's a lot more you can do if you register. The process is easy and you can use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account to make it even faster. Some perks of joining include:
  • Create your own topics, participate in existing discussions, and vote in polls
  • Show off your creations, stories, art, music, and movies and play member and staff-run games
  • Enter contests to win free LEGO sets and other prizes, and vote to decide the winners
  • Participate in raffles, including exclusive raffles for new members, and win free LEGO sets
  • Send private messages to other members
  • Organize with other members to attend or send your MOCs to LEGO fan events all over the world
  • Much, much more!
Enjoy your visit!

Blogs



Photo

ask me anything this friday

Posted by Lucina in Infinite Awakening, Mar 02 2015 · 14 views

This Friday, MARCH 6TH, I will hold an AMA regarding my epic Extermination(and for those who have read them, the other entries in its series as well).

You'll be able to ask me questions in one of three ways:

1. On Steam, where I shall try to be online
2. On Skype, where I shall also try to be online
3. In the comments of a blog entry that I shall post on Friday

For the first two, I'll open up a group chat if there are enough people interested to warrant it. I shall post another blog entry a few days later detailing the answers to as many questions as possible.

I would appreciate it if questions asked are more serious versus being just jokes or nonsense; over the past year I've had many questions asked regarding the Uprising series, and many have been forgotten or brushed aside because they were dealing with possible spoilers. If there was ever a piece of trivia you wanted to know, or a decision I made you wanted an explanation for, now would be the time to finally get that answer.

Anyway - for the few of you that will actually want to ask me something, I figured I'd give you this advance heads-up so that you can think about whatever you want to ask. :P

Photo

Asterisk Guide: Summoner

Posted by Pahrak #0579 in Omega Republic Cavern of Diamond Asterisks of Creation Point UG & Knuckles, Mar 02 2015 · 16 views

Asterisk Holder: Mephilia Venus

Posted Image

Origin: Final Fantasy III

Was It In Bravely Default?: Yes

Overview: Summons have been a fun part of Final Fantasy for very long time, and now they’re back again! Like the Black Mage, they focus entirely on magic, and when they run out of MP they’re in trouble. It doesn’t help that Summons have a high MP cost. However, Summons are a great way to cause massive damage to the entire field, not to mention they’re neat to watch! (And skippable.) They also learn abilities for improving Friend Summons, which makes them a bit more versatile.

Personal Thoughts: I love Summons. I also love that Bravely Default’s Summons are unique in that they’re all, like…legend-possessed things we find in our everyday world. I love Bahamut and Shiva and the rest of the FF gang, but it’s also really cool to see Summons that are, for lack of a better term, “modernized”. Like these are Summons we couldn’t have seen until fairly recently. (Except for Ziusudra’s Sin, who seems more like Shiva Jr. to me.) I do wish they could be cheaper in MP, but eh, it’s a trade-off. The method of getting summons in Bravely Default is also fairly unique, and my feelings on it can alternate. In Final Fantasy Summons can be bought, granted to you through certain story events, or fought as bosses and then earned upon defeat, depending on which game (and which Summon). In Bravely Default, the idea of them being bosses is tweaked a bit: when you challenge the “Anchorite” for the Summon (when you have at least one Summoner of high enough level), you will enter battle, but the Anchorite gets first strike and immediately uses the Summon. If at least one of your party members survives, then the battle ends and you get the Summon. Now, at first, this is really difficult and sort of frustrating. But, by the time you get to higher level Summons, you’ll have so many stats and abilities that this won’t be much of an issue, not to mention you start finding things to nullify or absorb the element that’s being thrown at you (meaning guaranteed Summon Get!). It’s unique, and I guess I like it as a whole. There’s just a bit of a slope at first. ALSO, Bravely Second will be getting at least one new Summon! I don’t know what the name is supposed to be, but it appears to be a large submarine. It’s possible this is replacing Ziusudra’s Sin as the water/ice summon, or that we’re just getting more Summons in addition to those that are returning. Or both. I would like to see new Summons, but with the way Summoner and Conjurer are set up I don’t know if there’s as much they can do to expand the Summon roster. Though, I guess if Conjurer didn’t come back…no, I’d rather have Conjurer than more Summons. :P

Photo

5002641 Bionicle Hero Pack Review

Posted by xccj in Team J.A.F., Mar 02 2015 · 58 views

Posted Image
(Click for Review)

Somewhat surprisingly, this is my first EVER Bionicle review posted on the BZPower front page. My first review was Ben 10, right after the higher staff had all claimed the Bionicle Stars sets in 2010, so I never got a chance to review em back then, and I got disincluded from reviewing the first Gen 2 wave this year. But I managed to sneak one in. Coolio.

Eh, it's a lengthy review for what boils down to an exclusive mask. But hey, another chance to post black light photos on the front page!

:music:

Photo

Jetbird

Posted by Bfahome in You're attacked by a Repair Nektann, Mar 01 2015 · 96 views

Posted Image
Posted Image

Upon receiving a Jawblade head, my first reaction was to turn it backwards.

Photo

~Piraka Contest~

Posted by Ghidora131 in The Doomsday Bunker, Mar 01 2015 · 92 views

Hey hey hey!

It's time for my first-ever contest!



So, basically what you need to do to win is create a custom Piraka head design similar to the size of the one you're copying(extra points for Vezon). Remember, the entire head, not just the while skull-thingy.

Contest lasts a week. When the entries are submitted, i'll take a look at them and decide the winner.


Prizes are nothing too great:

1st place gets a comedy or a short story made just about them, winner's choice either one

2nd place gets a roll in a comedy or short story about the 1st place winner

3rd place gets a part in a comedy of mine




Well, what are you waiting for? get building!

Photo

Main Characters, also known as I don't understand people

Posted by farmstink buttlass in incredibly silly and just a little bit rude, Mar 01 2015 · 117 views
anime and beyond?, stupid

I don't understand some people's opinions regarding main characters.

At all.

Like, I'm thinking primarily anime here, because I watch a lot of that stuff, but it's something a bit more in a general sense. It's also certainly something that has even come up regarding Bionicle before. But basically. I don't get why people want perfect main characters.

I'm watching Psycho-Pass right now. I just finished watching episode 11. Anyone who has watched that series probably has some recollection of what happened in that episode (it was pretty messed up). The long and short of it is that the protagonist was put in a really awful situation, she had to make a tough choice, and she was unable to go through with it because she was inexperienced and because her worldview was being challenged and she was in shock and etc. etc. etc. I thought it was a very good episode, or at least I thought her anguish and turmoil was presented well.

That being said, I wasn't exactly shocked when the comment section was full of vapid tacos whining about the fact that she didn't immediately discard all her previous inhibitions and views, became really gung-ho and calculating, and just took out the bad guy in one sweet motion...I mean, that would have been totally rad, you know? Who needs growth and internal conflict. But no, she had to have, like, relatable struggles, or conflict, or something, and thus she was just a stupid, useless main character. Jeez. She's the worst. We need more bad####. It's all about that brah.

Some dude literally said this about this. I don't even know, guys.

It's not just Psycho-Pass. Out of just the pool of series I'm watching right now I've seen people complain about the fact that the main characters in Durarara!! (really just some dude) and World Trigger (also just some mediocre dude) aren't the strongest, wildest, most kick-butt, or generally...smartest? Most capable? Because they're not all about being flashy superhumans, they're considered lesser.

I mean, on some level, I get that people want cool main characters, who are captivating and strong and entertaining. I get that fiction is escapism and we want to watch people who are better. But at the same time, I just can't understand why some people are so opposed to seeing weakness in protagonists. That doesn't make them relatable. That doesn't make them...it doesn't even make them real characters. A character that runs in the face of horrors they've never faced before is far more interesting and relatable to me than one who, at a young age and without any previous experience, is able to overcome anything without effort. Who even is that second person? It's not anyone I can ever even begin to relate to. It's a caricature and an exercise in wish fulfillment by looking at some superhuman and saying "yeah, that's totally what i would do in that situation, because i am smart." I just can't even begin to wrap my head around the idea of perfect people being good leads.

A few series, like Tokyo Ghoul and Parasyte, are actually about normal, vulnerable, weak people that get turned into cold, somewhat emotionless superpeople through misfortune, chance, and tragedy. This is not treated as a good thing by the narrative. It is not treated as a good thing by the characters. It is not a good thing. Some people that watch or read these stories however, live and breathe the "cooler" half of the story, when they get rid of all that whiny prissy emotion and struggle and such and leave behind an empty husk of a human being. (note, I mean this within the context of the stories themselves. Tokyo Ghoul and Parasyte are great, and the transition to their colder selves does not actually rob them of depth or worth, they're not husks or characters? Weird clarification, nevermind) I mean, jeez man, we just want to see psychos wreck stuff, everyone knows that's what quality is about.

This goes hand in hand with the fact that I cannot, even, begin, to comprehend how people can stand characters like Kirito from Sword Art Online or Inaho from Aldnoah.Zero, let alone like, or even love them. For those that have never watched these series, first, oh I envy you, and also, they're basically just perfect little teenagers. Inaho is cold, emotionless, calculating, and absolutely, impeccably perfect at everything he does. He's a perfect tactician, a perfect soldier, he solves pretty much every problem in the series on his own, and he's just...perfect at everything. Kirito is more or less the same, though he's less emotionless and more big hero man cliches. Also he gets all the girls. All the girls. Jesus, just, all of them. (It's not even the point I'm trying to make, but seriously, SAO is way sexist.) These guys solve every problem, they do everything and do it great, and they win the trophies I mean girls. They render every other character useless and tend to monopolize the narrative and have everyone else dance to their tune. They make me nauseous. They are insanely popular.

I guess I do "understand" why the male wish fulfillment fantasy that a character like Kirito represents is popular, but I just struggle to understand it. It's just...kind of baffling to me. I just do not get it.

Also I'm not saying everyone that likes those shows or characters do so for the same reasons or that that makes them stupid or anything, nor am I saying that more normal protags can't be criticized for legitimate reasons. But there's a very specific mindset of weakness bad strong superness good that I see everywhere and I just...I don't like it. And as I keep repeating, I just...don't get it.


Photo

Manners Maketh A Genre

Posted by Ta-metru_defender in TMD's Creatively Named Blog, Feb 28 2015 · 53 views

Essays, Not Rants! 154: Manners Maketh A Genre

Spy movies are old hat. Well, least the slick James Bond ones are. Movies like Goldeneye have either been deconstructed by the Bourne movies (or even by more recent Bond flicks, to an extent) or lovingly lampooned by the likes of Chuck and Archer. Now, this isn’t bad (I love Chuck and Skyfall). Spies aren’t the sort to smoothly enter in a suit with a myriad of fancy gadgets, they’re gritty people in dark, realistic worlds. If you aim for a more lighthearted approach, chances are the genre’s used as the setting for another story, be it a workplace comedy or romance. There’s been a dearth of pure spy movies.

Enter Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman. Though it may seem like a deconstruction — it plays with and pokes at a couple tropes — ultimately, it’s a reconstruction. Now, Skyfall was to an extent a reconstruction in its own right as it defended the relevance of the government-run spy agency (as opposed to, say, rogues like Jason Bourne) in a very modern world, keeping as much of the spy-gadgetry we’d allow in a grounded film. Kingsman on the other hand, decides to amp things up a couple notches.

The throwbacks to classic gadgetry are present in Kingsman: the heroes have weaponized pens, hidden shoe-blades, bullet-proof umbrella shields, and hi-tech glasses. The agents dress in tailored suits and a great deal of emphasis is put on the way one carries oneself. And, of course, this is a slick movie with good guys being awesome and an evil madman trying to take over the world. It’s a straight up spy film.

Now, it’s not all spies-on-missions. The first half of the film focuses on Eggsy training to be one of the impeccable spies. But even though he’s not actively going after the villain, it still feels spy-ish as the candidates go through increasingly harder trials with more and more flair. It’s over-the-top, sure but it’s great fun to see this kid from the wrong side of the London’s tracks grow into a super-spy.

I think what really makes Kingsman such a wonderful ode to its genre is its tone. Classic Bond had this strong sense of romantic adventure to it and many of its imitators followed in its steps. Kingsman returns to that spirit, though it does so older and wiser. The movie knows that a jet pack’s been done to death, so the film uses a mothballed high-altitude balloon from Reagan’s SDI. Similarly, the gadgetry feels appropriately futuristic for a more modern setting (see the AR glasses mentioned above). This keeps it from feeling too old-fashioned, but a technology update alone wouldn’t push it from good to great. The movie knows it’s a spy movie, as do its characters; Eggsy and the others are almost Chuck-ish in their knowledge and meta-commentary on spy tropes. This doesn’t diminish it, rather it keeps the film feeling decidedly present while still keeping a decades old tradition alive.

This is how you breathe new life into a genre. You take all of its flaws and preposterousness and roll with it, accepting its prior deconstruction and morphing it into something new — in other words: reconstruction. Pacific Rim created a world where Mecha made sense and where Kaiju were cool; Godzilla once more had the titular monster a force of nature while still making sense; Star Trek accepted Roddenberry’s idealism and made space opera cool again. Kingsman makes being a suave, well-dressed badowl integral to being a super spy. Manners maketh man and all that.

Writing off a genre as being silly unless you take it apart bit by bit is foolish. But every now and then deconstruction needs to happen. Casino Royale had to show the ramifications of being a super spy so Skyfall could ultimately show why it’s still needed and so Kingsman could deliver its pulpy fun. It’s fun to see things deconstructed — it’s what makes The Cabin In The Woods such fun — but it’s not the only way to make an old genre new again. Look at Kingsman, Skyfall, Star Trek; you take the thing apart so you know how to put it back together better than before.

Photo

Mom-Amiibo! - February Haul

Posted by Ektris in Bleeding Blue, Feb 28 2015 · 75 views
Nintendo, Bionicle, Amiibo and 2 more...

Posted Image
  • Nintendo Amiibo Rosalina & Luma
  • Nintendo Amiibo Lucario
  • Nintendo Amiibo Ike
  • Nintendo Amiibo Link
  • Nintendo Amiibo Mario
  • Nintendo Amiibo Pikachu
  • Transformer Generations Arcee
  • Nintendo Amiibo Shulk
  • BIONICLE Lewa - Master of Jungle
  • BIONICLE Protector of Jungle
  • Transformers Generations Tankor
  • BIONICLE White Metal Krana-Kal
  • Nintendo Amiibo Wii Fit Trainer
  • Nintendo Amiibo Sheik
  • Nintendo Amiibo Toon Link
  • Nintendo Amiibo Meta Knight
  • Nintendo Amiibo Sonic
  • Nintendo Amiibo Mega Man
  • S.H. Figuarts Blue Rose
So... Amiibo. I got a lot of Amiibo this month. Mostly thanks to wave 3 being so large (and its last member was supposed to arrive today but he didn't), but I did a lot of catching up too. And the best part is I only overpaid on two of them. :P (And WFT wasn't one of them! She was MSRP from Amazon.de.) And even then it wasn't that much. So I'm down to just three missing from the Smash line and I sure hope Nintendo sees the benefit to them in doing additional runs, although I highly, highly doubt it.

Transformers were light this month, which is fine. Although wave 2 of Combiner Wars is starting to trickle in, wave 1 is only just hitting saturation here. So no big deal. Arcee finally arrived and I love her, and Tankor was an impulse buy after having to deal with seeing him and him alone on the shelves here for three months lol.

Lastly, the BIONICLE additions. Lewa and Protector of Jungle were happening eventually and I picked them up now for BBCC #69. (And oh yeah... one of the reasons I got disinterested in MOCing besides being away from my collection for 75% of the year for the past four years... No feedback... Ever. Good or bad, I'd like any at all. Silence is the worst.) Unfortunately they didn't help with my original plan, but I still ended up using quite a lot of their parts in the final product. So far my experience with the Protectors is pretty darn good, since I have no problems with Mr. Jungle. Lewa does have some neck issues, but he's not my least favorite Toa at the very least heh. And finally - a true grail piece, a White Metal Krana-Kal. Thank you, TLH. Despite any misgivings, I am truly happy to have such a piece in my collection at all. So thank you very much!

~|ET|~


Photo

Rare Disease Day

Posted by Zatth in Zatth Blag, Feb 28 2015 · 95 views

Hey friends!
Today is Rare Disease Day. For those of you who don't know, Rare Diseases are those that (in the U.S) affect less than 200,000 people. Nonetheless, there's over 6,000 Rare Diseases, and this is an important issue for me because I suffer from Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 1. Yes, it's the reason why I seem to spend half my time in a hospital.

These diseases are called rare, however, because we don't understand them. Because we don't get as much funding as other better known diseases. Because there's such lack of knowledge doctors don't know about them. Because so little people know about them we can be called liars, or hypochondriacs, and all because of an illness that's not well understood. And for every Pablo that that survived to this day and can live a relatively comfortable lifestyle, there are ten of me who have never been diagnosed correctly. Who have never had the financial access to support them. Who, like me, may have started in a third-wield country, but unlike me, didn't live past three due to the lack of awareness.


I write this all today because I recognize how lucky I am. I know it sounds horrible to say, but I don't deserve it. So I use the little time I have to speak out about these issues; so that twenty years time a child with a rare disease can know, so their families don't treat them like a shameful secret that must never be discussed, so they can have one specialist that knows what they have and treats them. John F. Kennedy, Pope John Paul II, Stephen Hawking, all suffer(ed) from rare diseases. And look at what they did. How many have we lost because of our lack of awareness?
If anything, I hope you read this and do a bit more investigation on rare diseases. As long as you know we exist, as long as you know that we are present, as long as you know that we suffer but push through, then I feel like my advocacy will have educated a bit more on this issue.


Photo

Questions

Posted by I HATE PUNS. in The Bread Star, Feb 28 2015 · 108 views
questions, incoherency

Is Takanuva white and gold or
  • If you had to drop one Toa from the current six Toa we have, who would it be?
  • If you had to add ONE and ONLY ONE Toa to G2 from G1, who would it be?
  • If you had to remove an element, which would it be?
  • If you had to add one element that isn't already in G2, which would it be?
  • If you went to sleep and had an island paradise sprout up over your face, how would you react?
  • If you were in charge of Generation 3, what would you do with it?
  • If your mask was alive, what would you think of it?
  • If bonkles were edible, what flavours would they be?
  • If the Hero Factory build a Hero Factory on Okoto, how would everyone react to the revelation that HF = G2?
  • It is not too late to answer question, for you are the MASTER OF... which element?
  • How advanced is Okoto in your minds?
  • What if the Ancient City is abandoned because it was swarmed by clowns? Not just any clowns, mind you. Evil clowns. Evil, scary, horrifying terrifying abominations called clowns.
  • One day, you are walking along to the bonkle store. You stop in your tracks as you see that the much-anticipated and hyped-up spring 2016 wave of bonkles has come to the stores. It is a clown-themed wave. How do you react?
  • The Protectors have a dark secret. What is this dark secret?
  • In your house, your bonkles have starting looking at you. Every time you look at them, their heads are staring straight at you. Their heads move to face you when you move. Whenever you go to sleep and then wake up later, their arms are outstretched towards you, weapons aimed at you. What happens?


Photo

Name changed

Posted by This Is Spinal Thirst in You Know, I Think Blues Are Stupid., Feb 28 2015 · 77 views

this one goes to eleven

Photo

Something I love about Princess Tutu

Posted by Nigel Thornberry in Nigel Thornberry's Hat World ♫♪, Feb 28 2015 · 59 views

The story likely takes place in a German setting due to the use of German words showing in the background. However the anime was created for a Japanese audience, so the protagonist's name is Ahiru (meaning duck). And then finally we have the English translation where her name is Duck, however her written name in the show (as seen on a letter) is still Ahiru.

Three languages running around in a town where stories and reality intermingle. That's almost too perfect.

~Nigel


Photo

And the winner is...

Posted by Jedi Master J. in The Library That Never Was, Feb 28 2015 · 95 views

Parugi!

Congrats! I'll be sending you a PM shortly to request where to ship it to. I hope you like it.

Oh, and thank you all for participating in this little giveaway. Maybe we can do this again sometime. XD

***

In other news, I have made up my mind about those summer plans that I mention here previously and well, I decided I am going try to attend BrickFair VA in full this year (We will see how well that goes. At very least I'll have story to tell. XD).

So I have started the registration process for it today and well, here's what I decide my Brick Badge thing will be. (Credit goes to Takuma Nuva for second Brick Name).

Alright, that's enough from me for today. Thank you all for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great weekend. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2015

Photo

Social Media

Posted by Obsessionist in Chronic Obsessions, Feb 27 2015 · 82 views

The fact that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has an Instagram just seems wrong.

Photo

I have been and allways will be your friend

Posted by AZBlue in Okoto-Nui, Feb 27 2015 · 105 views

Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy has passed away.

I'm actually really struggling with this, even though I had never met him. He's someone I looked up to.

Photo

WORLD'S LARGEST SNOWMAN

Posted by Mushy the Mushroom in A BLOG OF A MUSHROOM, Feb 27 2015 · 72 views
MR. TEA, AND, MUSHY, MAKE and 1 more...

HE'S 7'4"
Posted Image
Posted Image

Photo

California Two

Posted by DeeVee in What You Want is Now, Feb 27 2015 · 108 views
Homesick, California, Life

I don't know. I'm having a hard time adjusting to this new life, and it's taking a bit of a toll on my sense of... I don't even know?

In theory, everything here should have been a great move: better weather, better pay, a car for the two of us, a new career for Maddison, LEGOLAND trips, discounted LEGO purchases, a major metropolitan area to play around in, the beach, food, etc.

But it just doesn't feel right so far. My new store sucks, and as dumb of a job as "Starbucks management" is, it's where I'm at while I pay off my bills and then finish school for my real desire, and it's a job I'm incredibly good at, and one I actually enjoy immensely, which is more than I can say for the high-paying jobs several of my university friends have. But this new store is miserable. Anyone following me on Twitter (and if you don't like language you shouldn't) has probably seen the frustration bubble over, but the entire thing is just... It's a mess. It's a chore. I wake up and I hate going to work. But it pays well, and there is supposed to be a promotion spot for me in the coming months too. But I just don't know if I can make it that far? I'd try to jump ship to LEGOLAND with Maddison, but because she works there, I am unable to pursue a job at the model shop by default, and I don't think I'd want to anyway? System bricks are fun and all, but they're not my passion.

I don't know. Random late-night life update. Since we finally have an apartment and internet in it. I'm assuming things get better from here.

Photo

BS01's New Front Page

Posted by Zox Tomana in Softly Call the Muster..., Feb 26 2015 · 126 views

I like the look. I hate pretty much everything else. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to how the content blocks are organized, and the fifteen-link matrix of categories is daunting. And it'd be nice if G1 and G2 Bionicle had distinct sections of the site so that newcomers to the site wouldn't be bombarded with irrelevant and confusing G1 info when they first visit the site.

Then again, it's been a long time since I was actually active on BS01, so I doubt my opinion's all that important.

Figured I'd just make my own blog entry about this, since I was/am so involved in the project.

Alas, the separation of G1 and G2 has been quite a talking point, and it's hard to represent both simply and efficiently (at least, we haven't had any good ideas on it). As the guy who actually did the leg-work of making the design: we wanted the Welcome, Notices, and Social Media to be at the top, Partners at the bottom, and we tried to get the Featured Specials relatively close together (you can see that we failed with the Featured Page) as well as wanting the Featured Project near those and with Maintenance. The current set-up is the result of trying to make everything line up in certain ways, not to mention multiple attempts to get it to work with Internet Explorer (which it still doesn't do properly and I'm not happy that there isn't a fix for that in place). The matirx of categories... that goes back to representing the breadth of our content properly and it's hard to do =/ We were doing pretty well with the slider bit, but someone decided it wasn't ideal for our purposes. I dunno *shrug*.

Anyone's opinion on this is welcome, whether or not it's been years since they've been on BS01! Even if you aren't a member, feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Now, I spent hours on this thing, and I do mean HOURS, trying to make sure it would go well with Dorek's new look. Unfortunately, there are two things about the look I don't like, and that's the blue UDD and the MoCreation_2 logo. The latter just isn't the BS01 logo to mean. Yes, I've used the VS01 skin for the vast majority of time I've been on BS01 (until it went MIA), but if you asked me to associated BS01 with a logo, that logo has to involved the Avohkii, plain and simple. The Avohkii has been the symbol of BS01 for way too long to change that into the default, permanent logo that visitors of the site will be seeing.

The Blue UDD? I see stairstep curves on it. It be rather obviously pixelated on my screen and that doesn't look good. Yeah, we're technically an amateur group (this isn't any of our jobs), but we like to say we hold ourselves to a higher standard, and I'd like to think that higher standard involves our presentation to the public. Looking closely at the original Monobook, I can see the stairsteps, but they aren't nearly as obvious. Clearly we need to get better images for our backgrounds, but I'm not staff (Dory gave me temp Sysops, but I ain't staff :P ) so... not my job.

Oh, one more thing. Vector offends my sensibilities. I just don't like Vector based skins. I very much prefer the clean lines and divisions of Monobook. To me, if we could make sure the new set-up works right across the major browsers, it +Monobook & Avohkii + better UDD backgrounds would be a step in the right direction. Keep the dark bg and MoCreation_2 logo as a G2 Skin option for people already committed to the site.

Photo

ONUA!

Posted by Vorahk1Panrahk2 in V1P2's Blog, Feb 26 2015 · 110 views
LEGO Stuff

When I went out shopping yesterday I had three goals:

1.) Buy my sister some ceiling stars
2.) Find her a desktop fountain
3.) Buy an iTunes giftcard.

But when I was strolling through Target I decided to check out the LEGO sections to see if Onua and Gali where there on clearance. Sure enough, they were! There were a decent number of Galis for ten dollars, but I got the very last Onua which was priced at 13. So of course I wasn't going to pass up this opportunity. Throwing caution to the wind, I bought it.

I also ended up not buying ceiling stars or an iTunes giftcard because at that point I ran out of money. And I didn't find ny desktop fountains. Oh well.... it was totally worth it. Because Onua is SO COOL. I liked how it felt like a combination of technic and classic BIONICLE, and that's owed entirely to the gear function. The shoulder pads can get in the way of his arms depending on how they're positioned (and the way they're attached is kind of iffy), but that's really my only complaint. (Well, that and the stickers. I just don't like stickers.) He looks big, he looks buff, he looks like Onua. He also has two trans purple bone pieces, but really I'm just glad to add a little more CCBS to my collection. I don't know when I'll be by Target again, but if I get there in time I'll definitely pick up

In other LEGO news, I finished building 10232 Palace Cinema which I recieved as a Christmas gift. I'll probably end up writing a review which if I don't post in LEGO discussion, I'll definitely put it here. In case anyone cared (probably not).

Now excuse me while I go fanboy over my new toy... and my first new BIONICLE set in six years! :br:

Photo

ffxiv players hmu

Posted by Cap'n K in Blog Horizon, Feb 26 2015 · 46 views

im on marlboro and my name is vestia khrusos

what if there was a bionicle company



  • 1,872 Total Blogs
  • 108,911 Total Entries
  • 541,604 Total Comments
  • Not Sure if Cereal Latest Blog
  • Crunchyn Latest Blogger

18 user(s) are online (in the past 20 minutes)

1 members, 14 guests, 1 anonymous users


Bing (1), Yahoo (1), The~1st~Shadow