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    Team Mystic FTW.


    also team valor sucks and team instinct is a hufflepuff.

  2. Akuna Toa of Sonics
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    Last minute entry for anniversary week, I know. But this is something that's been bugging me for a while.


    I looked at my Kraahkan from my 2003 Makuta set sometime last year and wondered about the holes in the chin. I know how there are four-hole and six-hole variants, but mine isn't either variant. Instead, it has five holes.

    Link to the Brickshelf gallery on my old account (when public)


    Does anyone know if this is a misprint, and if it is one, is it worth anything?

  3. So as I said in the title-this is probably my last blog entry for a while, either until July or I get premier.

    So today we got the ballad on field, so we've got two movements of the show on field.


    See you all later.

  4. HeavyMetalSunshineSister
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    So, I liked X-Men Apocalypse. Haven't had more than a few hours for it to sink in yet, but, you know, so far so good.


    I like how the main villain's early actions make it understandable how someone could choose to follow him without personally desiring the end of the world. I mean... nuclear disarmament? Good start, buddy!




    What if


    What if there were a story where some mighty immortal, trapped under rocks for literally thousands of years, woke up, got to see the world


    And had an overall positive reaction at first? Like,


    They saw cars, and were impressed with the speed at which a machine, unaided by any beasts of burden, could move


    And they saw trains, and got excited about trains, because trains are exciting


    And then planes. Wow, planes. Planes! If I were that old, and had been asleep that long, planes would blow my mind.


    And then someone tells them that smallpox isn't a thing anymore, and oh my good golly gumdrops, smallpox isn't a thing anymore! Again, coming from that far back in history, I'd be blown away.


    So they're impressed by that, and by the scale on which people live now (because Cairo ca. 1984 is much, much bigger than Cairo back when there were still working out the issues in pyramid-building), and at first this mighty, immortal ruler, this ancient world-ruler, is just walking around, taking in the sights, and they're thinking, y'know, this is good. I like what you've done with the place. A+ work, kids.


    And where they go from there kind of depends on the tone you want to set. Do they remain impressed? Do they decide that humanity, while it has progressed, still needs them at the helm for some reason? Do they see something, some darker side to this advancement, that convinces them that they need to do something big to change things?


    Can't really get into that last one without discussing what it is that would convince them that the world needs re-making, and I'm not in the mood to make it something ridiculous like Adam Sandler movies (though, to be fair, "burn the world" is a perfectly understandable reaction to Adam Sandler's financial success), so... yeah. Fun thing to think about.

  5. Edit 7/26/16: This was originally posted back in 2014, but I tried to fix a broken Majhost link last year... only to forget that BZP's anniversary had just ended. Okay, seriously, BZPower needs to disable the option of editing blog posts for non-premier members if they're just going to leave the blog post in draft mode. This is the second time that this has happened to me!


    Okay, so I know there's probably only two of you who have ever read The Story of Frosam or Vakama's Secret, and had one of you not suddenly showed up again after nearly a year of absence I probably wouldn't even bother to write this blog entry. But here we are again, it's always such a pleasure, and while only two of you care about this blog entry, I'm writing this blog entry specifically for you.


    Now, I bet you're wondering, "What's the status on Reign of Shadows? Or Shadow's Reign, as you've been forced to call it since Greg Farshtey copyrighted Reign of Shadows?" Well, the short answer is... if you're holding your breath for Shadow's Reign, you're going to die of suffocation, because I honestly don't think I'll write it at this point.


    Don't get me wrong. I would love to finish the trilogy and wrap up the story arc with the Shifting Shadows and reveal Meench Vyzumi's secrets and show how Turaga Wodahs and his Matoran fit into the whole thing... but at this rate, I think it would be unrealistic to honestly say that I will be able to write it.


    Part one of the problem? Part one of the trilogy: The Story of Frosam. It sucks.


    And, thanks to a certain hacker, it's no longer online.


    Don't worry - I still have it saved on several computers, USB drives, and external harddrives. Unlike how BZPower handled the forum archive, I can take care of my stuff so long as I have it saved somewhere.


    However, if you want to read Vakama's Secret and, subsequently, Shadow's Reign, you need to read The Story of Frosam first. Therefore, reposting The Story of Frosam is a major priority if I want to write Shadow's Reign. But it sucks. Who would want to read it, even if I reposted it?


    And then I got an idea. Ideas are very dangerous things.


    What if I rewrote The Story of Frosam?


    And then I started thinking. Thinking is a dangerous pastime, I know.


    And the more I thought about it, the more ideas came to me. Eventually, they became a flood, and I could not hold them back. I knew then and there that I had to do it. I had to rewrite The Story of Frosam.


    Now, here's the problem. I've been working on this rewrite since last fall. I've only just started the second chapter. At this rate, it'll take a long time to finish this rewrite.


    Also, there's Vakama's Secret. It's a significant improvement over The Story of Frosam, but it still has a number of problems. Worse, one of the ideas I came up with for the rewrite of The Story of Frosam completely retcons... well, Vakama's secret, which as you can imagine is a big part of Vakama's Secret. Now, Vakama still has a secret concerning the Shifting Shadows, and it's similar to the one in the original, but not quite the same. However, I don't have nearly as many ideas for a Vakama's Secret rewrite at the present moment, which is probably a good thing at this point.


    But for now, I'm focusing my efforts on a rewrite of The Story of Frosam. And even though I'm barely over a chapter finished, I'm very pleased with the results so far. I'm torn on whether or not I want to wait until later chapters are completed before I post the first chapter, but I'll keep you guys (all two of you) posted.


    In the meantime... please enjoy this preview image of a certain major character who desperately needed a revamp:



  6. I really want to update my premier membership, I really miss having a blog on here again :-P


    Anyway though some quick updates

    • been thinking of getting back into Bionicle fanfics! I've tried doing some Kopaka/Pohatu shipping oneshot things but it's been so long that I don't know the characters as well as I once did :-(
    • ive been getting super into Transformers comics lol (hence the username change...I can't believe Arcee was up for grabs!). Super loving MTMTE and RID so far, I'm so pleased to see Rattrap in a context outside Beast Wars :Y
    • speaking of Transformers I've been getting into drawing them, and my little ponies, and sometimes ponies as bots and sometimes bots as ponies

    Here, have some Kohatu WIP


  7. Yes, I did log in just to see what spinny I had now. That's what I've become.


    Real talk though: happy anniversary to BZPower and to myself. I can't believe it's been 14 years since I signed up on my old dial-up internet. Times were so simple back then.


    Anyway, I don't really have much to update. I'm still working on my video game. I've mostly just been trying to survive this heat. There's not much incentive to me trying to go out and meet people when everyone's all sweaty and gross. I went to Brick Fiesta earlier this year (as is tradition) and had a lot of fun. Will not be a BrickFair this year, but I'll try to go next year and make this into a 4-year cycle :lol: ('09, '13, '17).


    How have you been? Yes, you. I thought I just wanted to see the spinny but now I'm interested.

  8. I've seen great improvements ever since I started drawing pixel art, even more so than I did with regular digital art.


    Oh, and BZP's activity has been shrinking dramatically as of late.

  9. Has anybody been to a Lego convention in LA? Bricks LA was the top Google result.


    I always enjoyed looking at pics of displays from conventions around the world. I never attended one, though. I think it might be fun to swing by Bricks LA this January. I live within driving distance of the venue. Any advice or tips from experienced convention attendees?

  10. JiMing
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    So I haven't been on here much lately, haven't I? Sorry bout that, but I've been getting into the Pokken Tournament competitive community and been trying to improve my play hard these last few months. Also been watching people stream, talking on Discord, etc.


    Since it was basically 5 hours away from me, I decided to visit the Evolution Championship Series 2016 to compete in Pokken Tournament and meet the people of the community! I've been practicing hard to get in shape for this event, but we'll just have to see what shall happen. I just wanted to give an update and let you all know that was what I've been planning for lately, heh.

    Not sure who will even care at this point, but that's what I've been up to yeah. Hope to make people proud with me and my Lucario!

  11. Well, just got the email that said I was needing to either ante up for another six months, or allow my premiership to lapse. As is becoming usual with this blog, I'm going to allow it to lapse and wait until I can either win a contest or something to gain premier again. Been nice to post up my thoughts the past half-year.


    And as is also becoming tradition: I shall end off with an AMA. If anyone has any questions they'd like to ask about anything at all, fire away!

  12. Hello, BZPeople! This is Dallior, with a SUPER SPOOPY CONTEST!!1!11one!


    All or most of you probably have a self-MOC; a Technic/System rendition of yourself that you use on the forums. Most of you could build your self-MOC in an instant if given the parts... but could you draw it?


    This contest aims to check out your art skills; to see how well you can recreate your self-MOC with non LEGO parts! Be it on paper, digital, clay, what have you, you need to make your self-MOC exist outside of the realm of your countertop.


    The entries are due by... umm... July 27? Yeah, it's random, but why not?


    THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE a copper huna of victory A SPECIAL PRIZE. Not sure what yet; I just need to get this going before my premier membership ends soon. :P


    Happy arting!

    (also if you could share this around here that would be great kthxbai)

  13. hey guys hows it crackin. idk i heard a lot of drama was coming from this site but like, im not gonna touch that at all. it just reminded me that this place existed lol



    so whats new with me is that well fairly recently i decided to pick up the good ol japanese language mostly because of 2 reasons: 1) i like linguistics and languages and all that jazz and B- my bf has mentioned multiple times that he wants to travel to japan with me and since itll be a good idea for at least ONE of us to have an at least basic grasp of the language i think that would be a goodidea

    so yeh theres that i know so little but i do pick up on stuff from time to time so thatas cool


    but enough bout that i just really wanted to check up on you homies, i know some of ya follow me on different social media outlets n all that but everyones nice and kind here when they reply here

    also i just remembered sorry i didnt get a pic of my leather jacket OR my 犬 but whatev theres no nee to worry about that

  14. UngluedBike
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    I was very sad to hear today that Andre Hurley (You should all know him as MaskCollector, owner of the Platinum Avokhii), has decided to sell everything in his collection. After years of preparing to create a museum of every part and collectible made, its all gone now. He's supposedly keeping the Avokhii, which is sad really, because no one else will have the chance to complete what he started. For one of the biggest collectors in the community to sell up, I'm really wondering what has happened to our truly beloved theme.


    Until next time,



  15. Well, guys, it's been a wonderful six years on BZPower. I've met so many wonderful people, had so many great discussions and gotten to share art and ideas. I'm so glad I could be a part of the community. But I think it's time I say farewell. My interests have changed over the years, and while I will always have a place for Bionicle in my heart (gosh, thinking of the memories I've had on this site and the nostalgia that [1st gen] Bionicle brings makes me want to cry), I've moved on to new things. I wish you all well and will miss being a part of such a great community and a great forum. I may come back every so often to see what's up, but for the most part, this is my last leg of the BZPower journey.



  16. It's been over a month since I started working at McDonalds, and it's been going well. I seem to be doing better than some of the kids that work there. I've also been living with a friend, and I'm really excited to move into my own apartment. It'll be fantastic to finally have a space for my cat, and to once again have my own room. Getting sick and tired of living in other people's places. :dozingoff:


    But personal space issues aside, living with the roommate is overall a lot of fun. You know those Monopoly cards that McDonalds does every year? Most of them are the collectible properties, but some are free food. Well, my roommate eats at McDonads a lot, and saved up seven cards for free medium fries...So we did the obvious thing and redeemed all seven at once. And a diet coke of course.


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    2/10 do not recommend. That pretty quickly began to taste like just a heap of salt and starch.

  17. And for once something I did is related to LEGO:



  18. Lenore
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    Newsflash: Filling all the blanks in Mad Libs with "Batman" is too funny for words.

  19. *comes out of hibernation/lurk mode*


    Almost exactly five years ago, I started watching Episode 1 of MLP:FiM. It's been a long time since then and lots of things have changed, but I'm glad to still be a fan.


    In the past five years, I've put together numerous song covers, was a part of multiple voice-acted projects (which were unfortunately scrapped D:), made a lot of friends in the fandom (and still regularly do so), and even attended two conventions (and after this weekend, three!). It's not the biggest part of my life, but it's a lot of positivity and friendship that I'm thankful to have.


    I was going to try to do something special for my annual song cover this year, but unfortunately the flu kind of wiped me out all month, so I haven't had enough time to record anything. I know only a handful of you ever hear my

    , but I still plan to hopefully maybe possibly put something new together within the next month or two. Nothing concrete's been decided, so if you have a song you'd like me to do, I welcome ideas!


    For now though, I'm especially looking forward to Whinny City Ponycon this weekend, the first brony convention in the Chicago area since (the extremely fantastic and memorable) Midwestria in 2012! You can expect an entry on that soon.

  20. That's me now!


    Time to play some video games.

  21. Over a year since my last entry and I still have no answer as to why I can't stop coming back. Oh well. It seems like every time I return fewer people are logged in. Huh. Place hasn't died yet, so that's good I suppose. Also still see activity among a handful of my old acquaintances. There is no real purpose to this entry. It almost feels obligatory, to be honest.

  22. Shamiko
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    Well, I've been rather spotty on this website for a while. Probably will continue to be for forseeable future. Apologies for the delay it lead to with the blog contest; that is all sorted out, and the winner is Hordaki. Really, with only two entries, it was pretty much a coin toss.


    Haven't been up to much lately; mostly just been playing Final Fantasy XIV, which has been fun. Never been a serious MMO player, and here I am learning how to be a tank, and actually somehow succeeding. It's nice to have something to do.


    Somewhere in here I gotta build something, send it off to the convention circuit. Probably gonna build a new crab.

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