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  1. I can't believe it's been this long. MakutaFest started in 2010 as a side project established by The TTV Channel (then The Three Virtues podcast) and the BS01 Podcast (then the... BS01 Podcast. We kinda suck at naming stuff xD).

     

    Does anybody remember the first livestream? I don't. Literally cannot remember it happened, or that it was even a thing until 2011 rolled around. But I honestly cannot imagine what life would have been like during 2010-2016 without MakutaFest. I'm not going to say we influenced the return of BIONICLE (we didn't) or that we kept the fanbase alive (it'd live on without MF) but, personally for myself, BIONICLE would not be the same without MakutaFest. It's what keeps me excited for everything.

     

    With that said, this will be our finale. Our last blast, as it were. Why? Times change, we keep moving forward, and in order to do that we need to say goodbye in a proper venue. For me, that is MakutaFest. For others, they may have already come to terms, and wish to reminisce with the good ol' times of G1, or reflect on what was and could have been in G2. For even more others, they may still be looking for closure, and I do believe MF is the closure we all might be seeking.

     

    So please, feel free to join us on Aug. 19th. It won't cost a dime to attend, it just requires you to go check out TTV's YouTube channel and watch the livestream. Couldn't be simpler.

     

    ... Also we're giving away one of BS01's artbooks. Should I have started with that? More info here.

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    blog-0751955001501265420.pngOh my wow! I never thought this would happen to me :) I actually won a raffle!, good game to everyone who entered as it's all for a good cause :D unbelieveable, but it's real :bigsmile:

     

    Now time for a full story:

     

    When I noticed that Bzpower were doing several charity raffles, I was curious to see what prizes were on offer, when I saw the G1 collectibles I was immediately drawn in, the prizes were all great, hard to find masks and prototypes! I bought a ticket straight away, over the week before the end date I checked how many tickets where sold and calculated what the chance of me winning was.

     

    It has been raining all day, rain is my favourite weather and I consider it lucky, in any fictional stories I write rain always symbolises good luck, when I woke up I worked out that my chance of winning was 3.5%, so I got on with the rest of the day, looking forward to the results, though I seriously doubted that I would win, I even made a joke to myself that even if I didn't win at least me in an alternate universe would.

     

    in the afternoon I caught up with some friends I hadn't seen in years it was a nice experience and went well I eventually returned home, watched some Ninja Warrior on TV amongst other things and then went to work on another scene for my film Insectoids, acknowledging what time it was I opened up BZPower to check the results, nothing yet.

     

    After quickly checking some other things on my laptop I opened up BZPower again, immediately my eyes were drawn to 1 Notification and 1 Message, my heart was beating faster than usual at this point, I opened the notification, "A raffle you're participating in is completed" it read, I ran the mouse over to the messages, I thought what could this be, a "thank you for entering message" maybe, my heart continued to beat rapidly, and I begun to tremble, I clicked the icon, the new message was from Black Six himself, titled "Congratulations, CommanderKumo!"

     

    Time began to slow down, this was really happening! after all these years of entering, and failing competitions, my childhood dream of victory has finally been fulfilled! after a cold drink to let reality settle in I took no time in confirming my name and address to Black Six as requested in his message.

     

    What a truly great experience, it's great to see such wonderful things being done for charity and I thank everyone who entered, I'm certain that the money will help Sladechild accomplish it's goal.

  2. I have something to say.

     

     

     

    *insert long and philosophical ramble / confession / life story here*

     

     

     

    Thank you for reading / listening.

     

    Now that I got that out of the way...

     

    Are you people mentally and physically surviving through life?

  3. Well, I guess they still haven't turned off Premier Perks. Which means I can still post on this blog.

     

    I really don't have much else to say, besides please for the love of all things vote for a title. That's about it.

     

    P.S. As quoted from Discord,

    I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the next game Sakurai is working on is a crossover between FE and Smash

     

    Like, all of the FE characters fight like they're in Smash, but there's an actual story, dialogue and choices like in FE

     

    Super Smash Bros. Emblem, releasing tomorrow. That's what Nintendo needs to sell 100M Switch units. That one game.

     

    Saturday, July 29th, 2017. Count on it.

     

    Can't possibly be a worse idea than The Emoji Movie​ anyway. Well, whatever. It's been a fun time.

     

    ~MetaStriker

  4. ~Shockwave~
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    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.

  5. outofgloom
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    Chapter 11 of Mask Maker has been posted, and that's all folks! It's a pretty bittersweet ending...not just for the story, but also for myself, since this is actually the largest piece of Bionicle fanfiction I've completed, and it'll likely be the last (for a good long while at least).

     

    In a sense, this story is an attempt at bringing closure to the somewhat open-ended state in which G1 has remained since 2010, as well as a way of transitioning from G1 into G2 and beyond. That's what it is for me, at least. Thanks to everyone who has read it, and thanks to those who took the time to respond. =)

     

    JRRT

  6. LEGO enthusiast who appreciates a sound mind and body.

  7. It's funny how three years ago, hardly anyone knew about the Guardians of the Galaxy and nobody expected it to be a hit. And now I just saw Geico, Hanes, and Ford all run commercials about them. Groot was hanging out with the Gecko and underwear will help you save the universe.

     

    Hollywood is weird.

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    I spent it doing homework so that's pretty cool

  8. I'm having the worst luck trying to tame horses. Admittedly, part of the problem might be that I've been going after the giant horse that's in the Gerudo section of the map.

     

    I refuse to give up, though. Clearly I just need a lot more stamina potions.

     

    Also, since my last entry was made a while ago, I do in fact have a job now. Not a particularly glamourous job, but it's busy, I have good coworkers, and it's not in downtown Seattle, so there's no traffic to deal with on the way to work. =)

  9. ~X-Clone~
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    It's 11:00 PM on a Sunday, and I just watched "Mask of Light" for the first time, just for the heck of it. I am super bored and have consumed many adult beverages.

     

    Bizarre, huh?

  10. Dr. Hidaka
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    After much thinking, I feel this should be known. For the last month, I've been in a romantic relationship with former bloggie Kohaku. We've known each other for ten years and it's been a heck of a time. Why it took me so long to realize this, despite all I have done for him, isn't important.

     

     

    What -is- important, is that, like I have for so long, love him very much and I hope and know this will lead to great things going on!

     

    Alku

  11. Still no?

     

    Fair enough.

     

    Well, you can at least play the overwhelmingly less cold and less deadly BZP's Game of Thrones: Season 2, run by local G&T savant Voltex. Knowledge of or participation in the previous season, Martin's Game of Thrones, or BIONICLE GII is completely unnecessary-- everything important is summed up in the first post, and any additional information you might want to know can be found in Voltex's now-concluded Lore & Histories project, an interesting and often thrilling read in its own right.

     

    If you're still on the fence about it, know that there's still an open spot in the Fire Region: Led by yours truly, we possess the following advantages:

    -Boasts a military 9000 protectors strong; the 2nd-largest in all of Okoto.

    -Holds the beautiful Mt. Aodh in its borders! This beauty, best admired from a distance, releases a slow but near-constant flow of lava. The sheer destructive power gives her an air of majesty;

    -After conquering the Jungle Region, controls the largest amount of land of all Okotoan regions, and dominates a good portion of the island's economy, producing coal, forged iron goods, lumber, livestock, and various agricultural products for the other regions.

    -Lovely jungle in the east. Nice place for sightseeing, be sure to visit the charred section of jungle on the way, where the burned-out trees give the location a solemn, mournful tone.

    -Cordial relations with the 1st and 3rd militarily strongest regions on the island

    -Stunning coastlines! Excellent sties for vacation homes!

    -We have Windrider! And Blade, Dragon.star, and Smoke Monster, too!

    -But seriously, Windrider!

     

    The game link, for those interested: Here!

     

    It's just as well if you'd rather be part of another region. Hey, maybe you'll wind up with us anyway. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

     

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  12. Blessed Blade
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    Alternative Title: Oh Forgot To Mention This

     

    Hi everyone! How are you all doing~~~~? So, hi, my name's Chloe, everyone knows me as Blade, yada yada yada~.

     

    Well, this is probably going to be a short entry, but....

     

    Oh, by the way, I'm a transgender girl, so, yeah, there's that too~ ^^

     

    P.S. I'm Windy's Lesbian Lover now, so <3

  13. ...Meet the cure.

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    Okay, not the cure, but more like a topical ointment to reduce the swelling and itch.

     

     

     

     

     

    Hi Tom!

  14. So last Saturday, I ordered another lot of Bionicles. This time it was around $29.99 for five of the Pirakas, excluding Hakann, with free shipping. The shipment was expected to land on my doorstep on Friday, but managed to get here on Wednesday instead.

     

    A thing that caught my eye when I was going through the box's contents was this little notecard

     

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    That was awfully nice of the sender to include a little thank you note.

     

    The back only showed my address and long with the sender's and the sets include with the package. The 95% represents how completed the figures are.

     

    I obviously had to censor out our addresses and the sender's name. I don't trust y'all well enough to stalk me.

     

     

    On a side note, a garbage bag was used to store the figures inside of the box and some of the figures were also inside of another bag.

     

    Reidak was in the large Ziploc bag while Vezok was crammed into that tiny Ziploc baggy. The container on top of the bags contained some bubble wrap and a regular Zamor Sphere.

     

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    And here are some miscellaneous parts

     

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    Oddly enough, the shipment came with Hakann's and Irnakk's spine (the sender most likely got set 8626), Hahli's wing, and only two Zamor Spheres.

     

     

    All of the Piraka below has seen a fair share of combat over the years. For most of the figures, they came with part 6558 instead of 32054.

     

     

    Here's Zaktan with a missing hand and his right thigh armour, including part 2780.

     

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    Reidak came intact aside from his buzz saw. His right hand is also a newer mold.

     

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    Thok is missing a hand.

     

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    Avak is missing his right thigh's armour and the axle through his skull is a bit too long.

     

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    And lastly, Vezok right shoulder spine connector bit is missing.

     

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    Luckily, I can improvise and replace most of the broken and missing parts, including Vezok's head spine.

     

    For $30 for this lot, this was a nice steal, considering that a lone Piraka would've been auctioned off around $15ish on eBay.

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  15. I'm looking for some help from one of you creative types out there. I would like some overlay images we can use during BZPower's streams, both for builds and games, to help share info for people who tune in part-way through and give them more of a BZPower-feel.

     

    For a visual style, I'm thinking something like the overlays we use for our YouTube thumbnails, with the angled line and the gears, but obviously smaller so it takes up less space. Maybe one in the bottom left and one in the top right. One would have generic BZPower info, the site name, URL, and social media names and icons. The other would be mostly empty to be customized for each stream. For sets it would have the set name, piece count, and price. For games it would have the game name. An overlay with directions for the giveaways we do might be a good idea too.

     

    Resolution should be 1920x1080 minimum and the file format should be something I can easily edit in GIMP to add the required text, so XCF or PSD probably.

     

    I am ready to be wowed. :)

  16. I know I don't come here very often, but sometimes it's nice to visit and maybe leave an update. It's been a couple years since I made a blog post, but I'm sure there are still some people who remember me (if they don't already interact with me on Facebook, which is my main social hub online). I realized I missed visiting to celebrate my account becoming a teenager, but I've been somewhat busy with life anyway. This year has been an interesting one for me, to say the least.

     

    I'll give you a brief update of my life this year:

     

    I left a night job that I worked for nearly 6 YEARS! (My, how the time crawled.)

     

    I got a new car!

     

    Bigger than that, I got...

     

    *DRUM ROLL*

     

     

     

    Engaged! :wub: :ooolala-sign:

     

    That's right. Soon enough there will be a Mrs. Toaraga-- and after I wrote that, I realized how awkward that sounds. But seriously, I met a great girl, and we're getting married next year.

     

    So yeah, that's a brief rundown of my year. I'm still alive. I've got a new job and car. And I'm getting married!

     

    ©1984-2016 Toaraga EAM

  17. Hey everybody!

     

    It's that time of year again!

     

    I'd like to give away 6 months of Premier Membership!

     

    To enter please comment your favourite musical theatre song, or your favourite musical, and youll be entered!

     

    I'll draw the winner on November 25th!

  18. Here's a situation.

     

    "You have 24 hours to live. What do you do?"

     

    Pretty common situation. If you have 24 hours to live, what would you do?

     

    For me, I'd probably call my loved ones and tell them what they mean to me. I'd write some sort of story about my life and I'd organize some of my stories, concepts and ideas into files with instructions on how to expand on them. I'd probably write some sort of will as well.

     

    What about you?

     

    If you have 24 hours to live, what would you do?

     

    ~Soran

  19. Unit#phntk#1
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    IT'S OCTOBEAR ALREADY

     

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    i should really use this blog for something other than making this joke once a year

     

    e: i just went to change my name and pressed enter before I was done typing .-.

    at least it cut off at "Unit" instead of "Uni" or "Unit#"

  20. First things first: TNI has a new chapter, so go check that out. Ask Matau! to follow soon (assuming enough questions roll in), and come Halloween, the Holiday Series will be starting back up! Already got a few nice ideas in mind.

     

    As for my personal life and busy-ness, I'm still quite busy with graduate school but try to find time to write here and there. Hopefully things stabilize soon, but you never know. Adulting is hard!

     

    On my other BIONICLE projects, Sad Sad Lewa is still waiting for more players but I haven't forgotten it completely. Only two people have responded to my big comedy project announcement, but if I get more (especially animators/artists, we're really short on those) we'll be able to decide on a theme and get moving. I personally like the idea of an animated/voice-acted version of Ask Matau! right now (as it would be much easier to translate into video than TNI) but we'll see. Might also make it completely brand-new. Who knows?

     

    Still trying to re-format the QFTCJP cache I found online, but it's slow going. Looks like it includes most of the 2001 saga (about 15 chapters) but nothing past that. I'll definitely be posting something when that gets finished! I may be on less frequently than before, but I'm not gone completely. BZP will always be important!

     

     

     

    :mirunu: Lewa0111 Nuva :mirunu:

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