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So around this time of year I hear a lot of scrooges trying to dampen the holiday mood by saying something along the lines of "You know, people commit suicide more often around Christmas. It's a shame how people get so stressed out over gifts that they end their lives."
Well, no more! Because that is 100% false!
I'm bringing this up right now because I've heard this four or five times in the last three days, and it annoys me incredibly. I don't even celebrate Christmas and I love the holiday season because of how cheery people get, and how they seem to be more generous, so people trying to dampen things by spreading misinformation about people dying gets under my skin. So please, next time someone tries to rain on the parade with that line, present the facts.
A bit of a heavy topic for BZP, but I think that saying "Hey, people aren't killing themselves in droves, things aren't as bad as you might think they are!" is an acceptable reason to delve into a heavy topic.
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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.
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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Well, would you look at that, I have a blog now, isn’t that a delight?
Before I belt, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the one who made this possible: A certain Alaskan acquaintance of mine known as Voxumo. He had won a six-month premier membership voucher in a contest and decided to give it to me since he was already a Premier Member. I'm grateful to get this opportunity, or I would be if I honestly felt like I had a whole lot to say. I probably don't, but some worthwhile blurbs are bound to be rolling around in my head. So we'll see how many of those I can get on here in a proper and orderly manner.
Now, with that said, I’d like to start on a strong note, and I know just the thing, we’re in the middle of December, after all, and that makes the perfect opportunity to tell all you guys about someone who’s extremely important to me.
Before anything else, just take a listen to this:
What’d you think of that? Was it cute, comforting, serene or horrendously chaste? Music is pretty subjective, after all.
Well, to me, this sound is synonymous with the Christmas spirit… and with one of my all-time heroes.
Say hello to Shoemaker Andersen:
This guy… oh man, this guy. He’s from a Norwegian Christmas series that roughly translated is called “Christmas at Shoemaker’s Street”, and it’s a holiday tradition in my house to view it every Christmas.
Every day from the 1st of December to Christmas Eve, Andersen counts down the days to Christmas with us, taking a paltry 15 minutes of our time to share the day’s quaint, simple little lesson of the day.
And every year, I swear, ever single year when he squints through his glasses and says hello to me, an esteemed member of the viewing audience, I feel something warm and fuzzy tingle through me. There’s just something about that warm smile of his that never ceases to make me feel indescribably good in return, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Shoemaker Andersen is a simple and gentle soul, and he never turns away someone in need, he always has time for other people, and he’s never unwilling to lend a helping hand to those who need it. Shoemaker Andersen’s earnestness and simple outlook on life is a blast to experience, year after year, as I delight in the charming environment he inhabits and the slew of other memorable characters that he interacts with:
Like the mail man, who no matter how busy he is, knows that there’s always a warm cup of coffee waiting for him at Andersen’s.
Or Police Chief Klinke, who secretly plays board games with Andersen once a month.
And let’s not forget Tøfflus, Andersen’s sentient slipper, who lives in his desk and whose favorite food is parsley (which is just fun to say and funnier still to type).
Shoemaker Andersen is one of my heroes; he’s someone I strive to be more like, for he’s a genuine inspiration to me: such kindness, such love he shows for his fellow human beings.
So a happy December to all, remember your heroes, because everyone needs them.
- Ole Fredrik Skjegstad
This is a TBRPG idea that's been churning in my head a little while. Some notes
- Not set in the canon universe
- Indeterminate amount of time / events between the old gods leaving and the new one messing with the world
- The inhabitants / PCs do not know about the old Koros, Toa Nuva and any gods. Old or new
- The story is kind of light on purpose. The main focus on the RPG is on exploration, discovery and loot. I want to have an interesting and somewhat somber world that people are encouraged to explore and develop characters and relationships in. The story (and IC backstory) is more a way of setting that world up than the main focus
- Yes, the main form of travel and combat is via tanks
Light on the back story
In this world, is Destiny controlled by some transcendental entity or law? Is it like the hand of God, hovering above?
At least it is true that we have no control; not even over our own will.
The death of our world is a long and drawn out affair. The brother deities Mata-Nui and Makuta had tired of and abandoned us long ago, taking with them the live and color of the world. Without light and shadow only drear grey remains. Rust and entropy claiming the history of our world and the minds that once chronicled it.
On the island of Mata-Nui, the city-states Vingt and Seize have long had an unstable peace. Equal in resources, size, population and advancement. They long ago withdrew behind their walls, content to sit and rust. Seeing their plight and taking what he considered pity, the trickster god Gwydion took our world into his hands and breathed new life into it. Influencing individuals within to rediscover ancient technology and knowledge.
Even then, this did not incite the island into conflict. Ever cautious, the two nations remained in ceasefire. Unsatisfied with the results, Gwydion created seven objects of great power, hiding them in Nomansland and incarnating into the world as a simple merchant, spreading rumors and riddles of the six sources of power. One was enough to destroy whole legions, whoever possessed all six would have power beyond their wildest imagining. Now the gears began to turn once more. Both nations funding and building up large armies, faculties science and research and preparing to send off great expeditions into the wastes, fallen prey to the whim of Gods once more.
Mode of transport:
The island of Mata-Nui measures 357 kio from west to east and 178 kio from north to south, Nomansland occupying nearly two thirds of the landmass. The cities of Vingt and Seize are located in the remaining fertile land in the north and south east respectively. Because of the size of the island, travel on foot is impractical. Large Rahi that once served as mounts have gone extinct.
Most travel is done in heavy armor, colloquially referred to as tanks. They are one of the lost technologies that Gwydion revealed with his influence, an archaeological dig by the small independent city of Treize unearthing several tanks buried in the ices of Mt Ihu or bogged in the Marais Swamp. They were painstakingly reverse engineered, branching into several classes and categories of vehicle.
Designed for speed and mobility, these are the smallest class of tanks. Vingt producing the Burnak and Seize the Kavinka. They require skilled pilots. The two stations being Driver and Gunner. The Driver must manage navigation via instruments and radio, the Gunner functions as optical navigator, loader and side-arm operator. This class of armor is equipped with a small coilgun and manual Kanoka-launcher, it is battery powered unlike it's larger cousins.
Designed as a compromise between the light and heavy classes, medium armor forms the bulk of an armored division. Vingt produces the Kane-Ra and Seize the Manas. Able to function effectively either in close formation or as a member of a one to three vehicle unit for more mobile operations. Piloting one is less strenuous on any one person, featuring seats for a Gunner, Driver, Radio/Navigator role and an optional seat for a Loader. Powered by petrol (another recent discovery) they have longer range and better acceleration than their light cousins, but are beaten in speed over time. They feature a heavy Kanoka-launcher and a secondary gun that can amplify the user's elemental energies for longer range attacks. Intended for use by Toa or Skakdi.
Designed for stationary defense and fortress breaking. These models are rare and mostly kept to the cities as little actual fighting has occurred. They fill next to no role in the Nomansland expeditions because of their expense and lack of mobility. Vingt produces the Tahtorahk, Seize has plans for a larger Manas codenamed "Ash Bear", but has not put it into production as of yet. They require four pilots at minimum; Driver, Gunner, Loader and Radio/Navigator. With optional seats existing to split the Radio/Navigator roles or man the secondary weapons.
Being designed for city defense, they feature a larger variation of the coilgun found on light armor, powered by truly enormous batteries giving it a lethal range of several kio against other tank classes.
An experimental class of armor. The tread of the other classes is replaced with six legs, allowing the tank to traverse a far wider range of terrain and find the best firing positions. None have seen field use as of yet, the first models tentatively planned for deployment with the expeditions, in expectation of terrain impassable for conventional armor. Weapons, size and armor are similar to Light class vehicles.
Quirks and locale
One of the two remaining fertile zones of the island, Vingt is built on land made rich by the ash and soot from a long dormant volcano at the east end of the Ihu Mountain range. The capital city is built far to the north, atop the ruins of lost Ta-Koro
The city-state of Seize was born in the other fertile zone, a natural jungle that stretches for dozens of kio. Thousands of years of working the land and native rahi taming the fierce environment. The capital stands over the remains of an ancient temple and the complex cave network below it. The catacombs are devoid of life, but spectres are said to haunt it's lowest levels
A small independent city, they were the last bastion of science and activity in the rusting eras. Now, due to the island's renewed interest in the sciences. Treize has become a much larger area. It is able to remain independent from the larger Seize due to it's more advanced Armor, which is *CLASSIFIED INFORMATION* based
The largest section of the island. It technically includes the Ihu Mountain Range, the subterranean city of the dead Ertrunken and Inselstein, a peninsula far to the northwest. The area commonly referred to as Nomansland is a vast stretch of urban rubble. Where the eastern third of the island features sparse vegetation, none grows here. Most of it is paved over with smooth rock and covered in buildings thought impossible to recreate. The knowledge of how it came to be has passed from living memory. Accurate maps no longer exist, once you cross from the mountains to the bizarre paved world, you are truly on your own
Subsections of Nomansland include the Ihu Mountain Range, a serious of peaks highest at the border between Seize and Vingt, crowned by a dormant volcano and a mountain tall enough to pierce the hazy clouds. An ancient observation facility is one of the last places you can see the stars on the island
Ertrunken is a vast network of caves. Many are filled with water or otherwise impassable, even less is explored here than Nomansland. The surface contains the remains of buildings similar to the northern wastes but the ground is covered in a curious glass-like green stone for kios at a time and the buildings melted and deformed, there are rumors of savages in some of the cave systems
Inselstein has no recorded maps or knowledge, it was not known of until one of the map-riddles contained crude directions and sketches of it
Okay, that is enough to write out for now, info on riddles, more maps, characters and rules are such are still tenuous. It looks a little worse on paper than in my head, but I'm confident that the basic idea of exploring a post-apocalyptic and mystery island with TANKS and searching for loot WILL work with enough hard work and guts.
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HAY GUISE ITS BCII NO IM NOT DEAD BUT I CAME BY TO SAY HI AND A BIG I LOVE YOU TO EVERYBODY I USED TO CHILL WITH IN HERE BACK WHEN BIONICLE WAS BIG AND COMPLEX AND SOMETIMES MADE NO SENSE BUT WAS AWESOME LIKE NOTHING ELSE EVER WAS OR WILL BE AND INSPIRED US TO MAKE MOCS AND STORIES AND ALL KINDS OF WONDERFUL STUFF OUT OF THE AMAZING FABRIC OF OUR FERTILE IMAGINATIONS THAT WE NURTURED WITH OUR UNHESITATING LOVE AND PASSION AND ENTHUSIASM FOR COOL STUFF AND WE SHARED IT ALL HERE AND FELT LIKE A FAMILY ONLY ONLINE WHICH WAS NEW AND EXCITING FOR MOST OF US IN ITSELF AT THE TIME BUT NOW ITS ALMOST 2015 AND SOCIAL MEDIA HAS BECOME THE NEXUS OF VIRTUAL INTERACTION SO YOU CAN FIND ME IN A HEARTBEAT IF YOU WANT TO AND DROP ME A LINE IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO SHARE ENERGIES WITH YOU IF THATS WHAT YOU WANT BECAUSE I AM JUST THAT KIND OF GUY BUT YOU BETTER BE SINCERE AND HUMAN OR ILL CALL YOU OUT ON YOUR UNSAVORY BEHAVIOR JUST AS A FAVOR TO THE HUMAN RACE WHICH WE ARE ALL A PART OF EVEN IF SOME OF US ACT REALLY DUMB AND MEAN ITS NOT THAT THEYRE OUTSIDE THE CLUB ITS JUST THAT THEY DONT KNOW WHAT THEYRE DOING CAUSE THEYVE LOST THEIR WAY AND WHAT THEY REALLY NEED IS MAYBE A GOOD SPANKING TO START WITH AND LOTS OF UNDERSTANDING AND LOVE BUT YOU CANT CHANGE OTHER PEOPLE YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE YOURSELF. 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YES I BELIEVE IN THE APOCALYPSE BUT TO ME ITS JUST ANOTHER ADVENTURE FULL OF PROMISE AND HEARTACHE AND JOY AND TRIALS AND AWE IN OTHER WORDS JUST LIFE BUT IN A REALLY EPIC WINDOW OF TIME WHERE CRAZY THINGS HAPPEN AND LOTS OF LIGHTS GO ON AND YOU CAN REALLY WIN BIG IF YOUR HEART IS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND YOU HAVE THE FAITH AND GUTS TO FOLLOW IT SO JUST GO FOR IT DONT WAIT FOR PERMISSION FROM YOURSELF OR ANYONE ELSE BECAUSE YOUR INNERMOST DREAMS AND DESIRES ARE MADE TO BE FULFILLED ONLY ITS YOU WHO HAS TO MAKE THE CHOICE TO HAVE THAT HAPPEN SO IF YOU WANT IT GO GET IT AND BE SURE ITS WHAT YOU REALLY WANT. THE ONE THING WE ALL WANT AND NEED IS LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE BUT YOU CAN ONLY GET THOSE STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE WHICH IS INSIDE YOU SO DONT BE FOOLED INTO CHASING THEM EXTERNALLY AND GOD HELP YOU IF YOU DONT CATCH ON TO THIS SOONER RATHER THAN LATER BECAUSE LIFE IS SURPRISINGLY SHORT. MYSELF I AM BEGINNING TO LEARN AND APPLY THE WISDOM THAT WILL GET US FROM HERE TO WHERE WE REALLY WANT TO GO AND IT JUST SO HAPPENS THAT I HAVE A GIFT FOR SHARING IT THROUGH THE WRITTEN WORD WHICH IS WHY IM DOING THIS NOW AS A GIFT FOR YOU TO PASS ON WHAT IVE BEEN GIVEN THAT BELONGS TO ALL OF US. MAY LOVE TRUTH BEAUTY AND POWER INCREASE IN YOUR LIFE AND I WILL SEE YOU ALL ON THE OTHER SIDE AT THE ULTIMATE BOOGIE TIME CELEBRATION WHEN WERE DONE WITH THIS DUALISTIC SHADOW PLAY DRAMAFEST. DONT FORGET TO TAKE IT EASY AND LAUGH ON THIS SIDE TOO AS ITS ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT HERE. IM NOT SURE WHOS THE COOLEST 2015 TOA IS IT TAHU OR GALI OR ONUA PERSONALLY I FAVOR THESE THREE BUT THATS JUST MY TASTE I REALLY LIKE THEM ALL AND WILL PROBABLY BUY THEM AT LEAST FOR PARTS CAUSE IM A MAD MOCIST 4 LIFE AS YOU BZP VETERANS SHOULD KNOW VERY WELL FROM MY YOUTHFUL DAYS CHILLIN IN THE BBC ON OCCASION THOUGH I EVENTUALLY MIGRATED TO FLICKR WHICH HAS SINCE BEEN UTTERLY RUINED BY THE REMOVAL OF THE NOTES FEATURE BUT IS STILL THE BEST PLATFORM AROUND FOR SHOWING OFF COOL MOCS UNLESS YOU LIKE ADS AND TORTUROUSLY SLOW SERVERS THAT DON’T EVEN ALWAYS WORK. IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING NO I AM NOT UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ANY PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES I AM SIMPLY DOING SOMETHING NEW BECAUSE I FELT LIKE IT AND YES IT HAPPENS TO BE 7:41 AM HERE AND I HAVE NOT SLEPT A WINK SO THAT MAY HAVE SOME BEARING ON MY STATE OF MIND. ALL RIGHT GUYS AND GALS HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS BE EXTRA GOOD AND REMEMBER TO ALWAYS SAY THANK YOU WHEN LIFE LETS YOU HAVE A NICE THING. IF YOU CAN MANAGE TO SAY THANKS FOR EVEN THE SEEMINGLY CRUMMY STUFF, THEN YOURE DOING MORE TO HELP THE WORLD AND YOURSELF THAN YOULL EVER KNOW. THANKS FOR BEING YOU AND THANKS FOR BEING HERE. BYE-BYE.
I just found it in Alpha Sapphire! I wasn't even looking because that would be insane. Did they change the encounter system for Feebas from the original game?
Edit: Looks like they did. There's now a 5% chance of encountering Feebas on any tile. Carry on, then!
So much for the "weekly" part of my blog, right?
For this post I want to talk about the CCBS, which until a month or so ago, I really only had a casual experience with.
Now, I'm really enjoying it. Although it seems to be limited in terms of limbs and shells, the system itself has been surprisingly versatile to this Nut of Onua. After acquiring a few sets/parts from The LEGO Store and garage sales, and making a few Bricklink orders, I've managed to build a nice parts collection to build with. Currently I've made three finished MOCs (Including my Self MOC) and two which I'm still tinkering with; I hope to post pictures in BBC soon. I replicated the gear system from 2015 BIONICLE and incorporated it into one of my CCBS MOCs.
My favorite aspect, by far, of CCBS has been the ability to make sturdy, posable contraction figures which house gear functions. Both BIONICLE and Hero Factory had been lacking in that department for years. Having collected BIONICLE since the beginning, to me, gear functions have always gone hand-in-hand with the theme. I think that's why 2005-2007's sets were lost on my a little bit; they started losing that key element of functionality (and I don't count the yearly projectile weapons).
I've only replicated the gear-box and I'm already wanting to make more functional characters, so it will be quite exciting to make more when the new sets release with the actual part.
If I have any complaints with CCBS, it's the reuse of shells and chest pieces. I fully understand that this is partly an issue of cost and that re-using these parts allows the theme to grow in other ways, but after a while they start to look all too similar (even with all the recolored elements). My hope for the near future is that we can receive at least a new chest piece or one to two more armor shells to bring in some more options. Thankfully BIONICLE 2015 has already introduced some great new pieces to build with; I especially love the new shell clip-on part.
Here's to a happy MOCing future with CCBS; I'm sorry I didn't jump in sooner. Cheers!
I don't know? This freakin' website and it's freakin' inability to keep me away from it.
Okay, yeah, actually it's been doing a fair job of keeping me away from it, since it's been what, like, a year? Several years? I don't even know anymore.
So, howsabout those Bionicles?
I'm currently rewatching/(watching for the first time since I only remember them beating Zophis) the series, subbed, and gah, I get so attached to Zatch and Kiyo's ally mamodo teams.
Yopopo, Danny, and Nya are the ones I got really attached to and absolutely didn't tear up when their books got burned. Not at all. Especially Danny.
Also on another note, Naruto is set to end this week. It's been a good run.
This new building contest, (Battle for the Gold Mask) is one of the only Building contests in a long time that I've really gotten excited over. It definitely looks like I'll have to take out my technic pieces and build some sort of creation for this one! Although the chances of winning are small, I'm still very excited to see all the entries for this contest!
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I've been toying around with some ideas in my brain about this project involving Kanohi masks. It is by no means going to be a complete mask collection, but more of a personal memento I want to create. Initially I wanted to include the great and noble masks together, however that is a larger aspiration that can be reviewed down the road. For now I just want to gather each of the original great Kanohi masks (this entry is partially going to serve as reference for myself).
All things considered though, if you have Kanohi you are willing to part with, know someone looking to get rid of them, etc. let me know!
This is organized by the amount of masks I currently possess, so I'm trying to gather the few I need first just to get an idea about how this might turn out.
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So I got a Surface Pro 3 and was wondering if anyone know any programs that I should get in particular that take advantage of the Surface screen well? I haven't started using the pen much yet, but if anyone knows anything that might change that that would be cool. For example anyone know any good image editing/creating programs I could use with it?
This was I a ditched script I wrote a few years ago. The breaks indicate when a comic would and where a new one would begin. I write long, continuous stories which I then break up, not as individual serials.
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Sharnak wakes up being dragged by two vahki drones.
Sharnak looks up to see the two drones.
SHARNAK: Well, this is most unexpected. And weird.
DRONE #1: Be silent, semi-meatsack, or we will make it so.
SHARNAK: You don't know who you're dealing with do you?
DRONE #2: Your identity is known. You are Sharnak. You are designated as "Comic Maker."
DRONE #1: And you have a 7.3% chance of ever besting us in combat.
SHARNAK: That's not what I meant by--
DRONE #1: I said be silent! You will obey.
SHARNAK: Oh, I see. You two are the emotionless, logical robots. You know, the boring kind.
DRONE #1: Be silen--
SHARNAK: Not that there's anything wrong with that. I mean, I guess they're improvements of the dumb, malfunctioning machines I work with. Just saying that they have less entertainment value.
DRONE #2: Your are to cease conversation! You will obey!
SHARNAK: Say, how did I get here anyway? I don't remember drinking any strange beverages.
DRONE #2: OBEY!
SHARNAK: Not that I could ever go to a public place after the government branded me as a wanted pyromaniac.
DRONE #1: YOU ARE TO-- wait, what?
SHARNAK: I mean, it's not my fault that the fire got so out of control.
DRONE #2: YOU ARE TO CEASE MOVING YOUR JAW. YOU ARE TO CEASE MAKING THOSE HIDEOUS NOISES IN YOUR THROAT THAT YOU CALL SPEECH. YOU ARE TO--
SHARNAK: I was just trying to burn down one house. One. How was I supposed to know the flames would spread to house to house and engulf half the city?
DRONE #1: SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP---
SHARNAK: Although, in retrospect, it wouldn't have spread so much if I didn't assault the firemen.
DRONE #1: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! SHUT! UP! PLEASE SHUT UP!
SHARNAK: Robots believe in God? (ALT.: So, is the a Denny's around somewhere?)
DRONE #1: There. We're here.
SHARNAK: You know, you didn't have to drag me here. I can walk.
DRONE #2: Shut up.
SHARNAK: Just sayin'.
DRONE #2: And I said shut up.
ANSARK: That is enough. I'd like a word with my counterpart.
[The two drones nod and fade away.]
ANSARK: Greetings. I apologize for the means of bringing you here. Crude though they be, the means are sadly necessary in my line of work. Now, I am sure you have many questions. Rest assured that all will be--
SHARNAK: Yeah, I have one. Where's the local Denny's? I'm hungry.
ANSARK: .... As I was saying, all will be revealed in time. Now please--
SHARNAK: Why not now?
ANSARK: What did I just say?
SHARNAK: That all will be revealed in time.
ANSARK: Exactly. Now come--
SHARNAK: Well, now is a time.
SHARNAK: Now is a time. Time for Denny's. I want Denny's.
ANSARK: You remember those two robots who dragged you here?
SHARNAK: The rude jerks who vanished in thin air? Yeah. What about them?
ANSARK: Funny thing about that. As you have noticed, my machines are quite similar to yours but with certain... modifications. Some have built in guns. Others have cloaking devices. The two you met have both. Also, some more trivia: They never left the room. They are currently holding you at gunpoint. They are about to fill your head with bullets if you continue speaking. Now, follow me.
SHARNAK: What idiot manufactures invisible guns?
ANSARK: Welcome to my humble abode! I shall prepare diner at once. [Turns to Sharnak] And when I say "I," I mean you two drones.
[The drones turn visible, sigh and walk away.]
ANSARK: What are you waiting for? Take a seat. Make yourself at home!
SHARNAK: Um... there's no chairs. Or furniture. All I see are blank, metal walls.
ANSARK: Ah, yes. How silly of me!
Ansark claps his hands and a table rises out from the floor. Then the chairs.
ANSARK: Take a seat. You are now free to ask whatever you like.
SHARNAK: This isn't a date, is it?
ANSARK: What? No! This is not a date.
SHARNAK: Oh good! Sorry, but I could help but that vibe.
ANSARK: Being knocked out and dragged to an unknown location, against your will, makes you think you're on a date?
SHARNAK: ... Yes.
ANSARK: I'm not even going to comment on that.
SHARNAK: Technically speaking, you just did.
ANSARK: Why are you so fixated on this? Why aren't you asking, you know, questions that are actually relevant?
SHARNAK: Like what's for food?
ANSARK: .... I'll just provide the exposition without your assistance. I am you but from an alternate reality. I came here--
SHARNAK: Oh, so you're my evil counterpart.
SHARNAK: Well, isn't that how most alternate universe stories go? You travel between dimensional doors and then you find out it is populated by pure malice.
ANSARK: I can assure you that I am not evil.
SHARNAK: Likely story, evil me! Or should I say... me-vil!
ANSARK: If you must use an alternate name, refer to me as "Ansarhk." I went by that anagram a while back. Now, where was I?
SHARNAK: You're me.
ANSARK: Right. We didn't get very far did we? Now please attempt to be formal. There are things that you need to know. I would not have brought you here if this wasn't a serious matter.
SHARNAK: All right. Go ahead.
ANSARK: As I said, I am you from another world. I came to this world to seek refuge and, more importantly, to prepare.
SHARNAK: Prepare for what?
ANSARK: Now those are questions I like. You see, there is an evil, corrupt force working it's wicked tentacles to destroy every fabric of society.
SHARNAK: So we are dealing with a power-mad octopus.
ANSARHK: Where this evil came from, I do not know. What I do know is that it's power is unmatched in both our universes and countless more. It will not stop. It cannot be reasoned with. Its only desire is to end life as we know it. Thankfully, I escaped its wrath and without detection. Ever since then, I dedicated my life to ending this nightmare
SHARNAK: Seems legit.
ANSARHK: Immediately, I set out course to fight this. However, it is easier said than done. I tried speaking with your leaders, but like fools they refused to listen to. They called me mad. Insane! A delusional matoran living in his own fantasy.
SHARNAK: You're not helping to convince me that you're not evil.
ANSARHK: Oh, but I'll show them. I'll show them all! The question is "how?"
SHARNAK: You're really not helping.
ANSARHK: I decided, if they would not listen to reason, I would use force. Quickly, I set up base inside a mountain so I could construct my plans in blissful isolation. Not all were successes, but my greatest achievement is the construction of my mechanical army. Mindless. Obedient. Extendable. Never stopping, never resting; I have created perfection.
SHARNAK: Seriously, dude. Not. Helping.
ANSARK: However, even they have limits. I require assistance of someone who can better carry out my will. [stands up] Join me, Sharnak. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the multiverse!
SHARNAK: You're not even trying anymore.
ANSARK: We will rule the world!
ANSARK: What do you say, counterpart? Are you in?
SHARNAK: Hm. Sure, why not?
ANSARK: YOU FOOL! Why uphold your petty honor and morals when there's-- wait, what?
SHARNAK: Yeah, I'm game. I always wanted to be an evil scientist ever since I was 5.
ANSARK: Oh, okay...
SHARNAK: You had the whole "evil seduction speech" planned out, didn't ya?
SHARNAK: Now what?
ANSARK: I don't know. I never planned this far.
This script was scrapped due to a variety of reasons.
1. Sharnak came across as too insane and violent than I wanded and I wan not satisfied Ansark's portrayal. Ansark's new characterization is that he's what Sharnak could become, not his total opposite.
2. Writer's block. I had no idea how to continue the story where I left off.
3. Lack of time to begin artwork.
If I return to comics expect element of this scene to carry over but played seriously.
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So I was talking with my friends in the morning before class starts, and one of them starts screaming. We all huddle around her to see what the problem is and guess what? Shes screaming and crying because Cameron Dallas had his teeth filed or something. So, I proceed to tag her in a Cameron Dallas meme on instagram showing only his teeth. Bad Idea. She starts ranting about how Cameron Dallas is the hottest person who has ever lived, and that I'm jealous of his looks, so on and so forth for like an hour. Then, another friend joined only she was talking about Nash Grier. Kill me. Please.
I will admit, it was kinda funny... we pull this stuff all the time.
Except she did it to me about Bionicle.
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So I've been keeping track of my BIONICLE collectible progress via a post on a particular blogging site and, while it's been very effective so far, I'd like to also keep track of it here. I've been using older checklists for my Kanohi and Kanoka while utilizing my nice, newer checklists for Krana and Kraata.
Last Update: August 8, 2014
I've been hit by the nostalgia bat recently. A few weeks ago, I was tagged (on the book of faces) in an 18-year-old photograph of my senior homecoming, well, a homecoming alternative put on by those of us (and our parents) at the church I attended at the time. I was about to turn 17 (if I wasn't already) at the time of the photograph, and I'm now more than twice as old as I was when that photo was taken.
Something else I saw on the book of faces recently: an update to something I posted 6 years ago. I got to reading the old entry, and I was struck as to what has changed in the past 6 years:
- I have not worked at another MathCounts competition since then.
- One of the other judges at that competition is now a co-worker.
- I'm now considering sending my firstborn daughter to one of those three Lake Castle schools for pre-Kindergarten.
As for the funny email, well, it appears six years hasn't done too much to the running joke. I'm sure you've heard it before, but here it is to enjoy again. (Lines with no change have been greyed out.)
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Famous celebrities, politicians and big mouths help us out...
SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he's a maverick!
BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.
JOHN McCAIN: My friends, the chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
HILLARY CLINTON: What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road?
GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here.
DICK CHENEY: Where's my gun?
BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.
AL GORE: I invented the chicken.
JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.
AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white?
DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he is acting by not taking on his current problems before adding any new problems.
OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross the road so badly. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a NEW CAR so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.
ANDERSON COOPER: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.
NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he's guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.
PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.
MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way the chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.
DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.
GRANDPA: In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.
BARBARA WALTERS: Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heartwarming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.
ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.
BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2014, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken2014. This new platform is much more stable and will never reboot.
ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?
COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?
Good comedy never gets old. Does this qualify as good comedy, though?
- I have not worked at another MathCounts competition since then.