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Objective Fact

Posted by Mask Maker Pulse Vatten in The Ancient City, Feb 21 2017 · 39 views
this is so stupid

The Piraka Rap is the #1 BIONICLE song and also the greatest achievement in human history. Scholars will weep and have wept every millennium, every century, every decade, every year after its creation, bemoaning the fact that nothing humanity ever does will top the Piraka Rap.

After all, there's

Nothing You Can Do
You can try but why?
You know you're gonna lose
Yo yo Piraka

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Also whoops I missed my 9-year anniversary by three weeks

Posted by Bfahome in You're attacked by a Repair Nektann, Feb 21 2017 · 28 views

I've had this BZP account for 9 years as of the first of this month, but it slipped my mind because everything is a terrifying dumpster fire at the moment. But now I have my Hau which means I'm officially into my spinnies, so that's something I guess.

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Further Reviewing of La La Land

Posted by Jean Valjean in Kraggh's Works ♫♪, Feb 20 2017 · 21 views
La La Land, Ryan Gosling and 1 more...

:kaukau: I watched it for a third time, this time with my family. Right as the credits were rolling, one of them turned to me and started complaining about the ending. So it wasn't just me! Yeah, I was really frustrated with the ending. It didn't make me happy like the end of the movie (although it was brilliantly executed on a musical level). We both ranted for a while about it, and it felt good.

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Three Years

Posted by JAG18 in The JAG18 Stronghold, Feb 20 2017 · 27 views

Today is my three year anniversary on BZPower; feels more like two. I wonder if I should try and be more active around here or something...


That is all, now continue with whatever you were doing.

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a how to

Posted by Kitania in the door, Feb 20 2017 · 46 views
For Honor

when ur gettin hit by the pizza combo dash backwards

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Good Photoshop~☆

Posted by SwagtronYOLO in Designated Tekulo Crying Corner ♡, Feb 20 2017 · 72 views
Why did I do this?, Oh geez and 3 more...

Good Photoshop~☆ through the magic of bad GOOD photoshop, i present a representation of what my NINTENDORK'S character from BZPGOT ACTUALLY looks like!!!

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Are You Ready for Slizer Mafia 3?!

Posted by Lab Member 0579 in Mt. Coronet, Feb 20 2017 · 38 views

Well it’s not out yet.

But you know what is out?

Slizer Mafia 2.8, a lazily-named short story that briefly introduces the situation you’ll find yourself in and a couple of characters who’ll be important. Also it goes into some mechanics so that I can skip the long explanations in the actual game to save space.

Don’t worry, Slizer Mafia 3 is looking good, and I plan to request permission to host it soon. (Maybe mid-March if the opportunity is there?) And no, you don’t have to read 2.8 in order to understand 3, this really is just hype-building and a chance to elaborate on some of my nonsensical plot points in a less intrusive way.

Although now I realize 2.8 focuses entirely on one faction and wonder if I should do something for the opposing faction too…

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bad photoshop

Posted by Voltex in The Storyteller, Feb 20 2017 · 84 views

through the magic of bad photoshop, i present a representation of what my character from BZPGOT looks like:

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A Twenty Ninth Random Question

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster in The Island., Feb 19 2017 · 65 views
29th, Random Questions

Which do you prefer the most: pancakes, waffles, or french toast?

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Pushing Plausibility

Posted by Ta-metru_defender in TMD's Creatively Named Blog, Feb 18 2017 · 41 views

Essays, Not Rants! 257: Pushing Plausibility

Comic books are weird. Especially superhero comics, what with alternate realities, time travel, dying but not really dying, planet-eating-monsters-turned-life-bringers, and telepathic cosmonaut dogs. Like I said, weird.

Comic book movies, however, are typically more tame. Let’s go back a decade or so; the major blockbusters based on properties from the big two, Marvel and The House That Batman Built (DC), had been, mostly, normal-ish. We had Batman and Superman running around, who are so ingrained in popular consciousness they’re basically normal. Same with Peter Parker and the X-Men, as well as an outing with the Fantastic Four. It’s relatively grounded stuff, Superman’s an alien, Batman’s a rich ninja, the X-Men are mutants which makes sense. The Fantastic Four got space powers, and Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider. Everything’s SCIENCE!’d away into plausibility. Green Goblin gets a suit instead of being an actual goblin-esque thing, and the then-recent Batman Begins gave Scarecrow fear toxins and made Ra’s al Ghul also a ninja. Y’know, grounded and realistic like.

Then Marvel started making their own movies. Which started with Iron Man, about a guy who builds a high tech armor in a cave with a box of scraps. Still reasonable, yeah? The Incredible Hulk came out the same year and had green rage monster through science, so, relatively normal. Same with Iron Man 2 which brought about some AI and more armor and stuff, but still grounded.

Concurrently, we had Nolan’s The Dark Knight which took its reconstruction of the Batman mythos to new heights. What would be the effects of a bat-dressed vigilante in the modern world? How could that work? The Dark Knight makes it work tremendously, creating a cool, albeit grim take on a character that positioned the superhero film more as a thriller than outright saving the world. Which, given that superhero/comic book films can ascribe to whatever genre they darn well please, made sense enough. If anything, though, The Dark Knight said that realistic superhero movies could work. And it was really really good.

But back to Marvel Studios. After Iron Man 2 they released Captain America and Thor. The former had a super serum’d super soldier fighting World War II against a dude with a red skull for a face and various other ridiculous war machines. Pulpy fare for sure, like Sky Captain except better. Thor, however, had Norse gods. Which, given that this was supposed to take place in the same world where Tony Stark and his box of scraps existed, was a little outlandish.

‘cuz Thor’s magical. Not, like, Harry Potter magic (that’d be weird!), but Lord of The Rings magical. The filmmakers (and Marvel Studios) let us into it gently, though; Thor and friends are alien-ish people and there’s some handwaving involving sufficiently advanced technology seeming like magic. Thus by the time The Avengers introduced us to portals and aliens and mind controlling staves, things were with the realm of possibilities. The Marvel world was shown to be weird, so exploding people in Iron Man 3 and Dark Elf spaceships in The Dark World made sense in a way.

Guardians of The Galaxy made it weirder, pushing a space opera story into the world, but that took place on the periphery. For now, anyway.

So along comes Doctor Strange, eight years after Iron Man. And now there’s magic. Like magic magic. Harry Potter magic with spells and stuff.

But we’re willing to believe that this takes place in the same world where Tony Stark built a suit of armor because over the past several years, Marvel has slowly been opening up their world. In 2008, Iron Man and The Dark Knight were relatively similar, both were creating ‘realistic’ versions of comic book characters. Tony Stark’s armor and arc reactor were plausible enough inventions that seemed just a few minutes into the future; Batman using sonar from cell phones was a creepy enough extension of contemporary tech. But while Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy continued its form of reconstruction by further grounding Batman, Marvel Studios threw off the training wheels and got weird – but slowly, such that by the time Doctor Strange rolled around magic wasn’t too farfetched.

Point is, now things can get weird. Next year we’ve a movie coming out involving Thanos fighting the Avengers and the Guardians, which is the ridiculous culmination of ten-odd years of storytelling through a variety of films that have progressively embraced more and more offbeat and weird things such that a super-powerful alien with a glove of doom fighting a team that includes a sorcerer, talking tree, African king, and archer isn’t that weird. Which makes total sense for a movie based on a comic book.

Y’know that saying abut slowly boiling a pot so that the frog doesn’t jump out? That seems to have been Marvel Studios’ MO with its films, slowly bringing the weird so that by the time things have gone totally bonkers we’re totally on board. There’s an element of restraint there (eg: saving the Thor and Hulk buddy movie) that makes the payoff that much better. So yeah, bring the weird, and make Cosmo a member of the Guardians already.




Note: I realize that I got distracted in this thing and there’s a whole rant here about how The Dark Knight and Marvel Studios both reconstruct the superhero narrative but in different directions. Consider a pin put in that.

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Requests are finished!

Posted by Akaku: Master of Flight in Ak's Bionic Blogmobile, Feb 18 2017 · 112 views
requests, drawing, cabbage

Requests are all done! Sorry that it took a while this time, decided to put more effort into them then I was originally planning to :)

So, lets get started! I drew them in the order they were requested.

1 - Voltex: Two Protectors
This one was interesting. You may notice this piece has cleaner linework then the rest, mostly because the program decided to crash halfway through, the one time I forgot to save frequently of course. Instead of using a lucky screengrab directly for the coloring (which would reduce the resolution of the piece significantly), I decided to just redo the Lineart from scratch using the screenshot as a guide. all in all I'm pretty happy with how this turned out, despite the fact it took by far the longest of the four requests to draw :P

2 - Taka Nuvia: Herself
This one was a lot of fun. I had some trouble in the beginning, figuring out good poses and how to do a good job of recreating the original piece I drew eight years before, but I think it turned out really well. It's probably the one I'm the happiest with how it turned out of the four pictures requested; Originally Taka was basically just an exact recreation of the reference pictures provided, but I remembered that I was asked to draw her in my style, so I decided to add a few of my own twists to her design :)

3 - Ghidora: Himself, twisted
This one was also a lot of fun. When Ghidora asked me for "malicious, monstrous, morbid, horrifying, and inhuman", I was tempted to just draw him as a Teletubby, but I decided to go for the more creative (and slightly less monstrous) route instead :P

4 - Pohatu, Uniter of stone: Rekansi
This one came together surprisingly quickly, and had some unusual features in it that made for a particularly unusual draw for me; I usually deal with more dull colors and the underlying gear being a dark grey or black, so this is definitely one of the more unusual and colorful characters (and background to match) that I've drawn; Personally I would've added some brown highlights on the armor to balance out the color of the mask, but I didn't know the characters backstory or anything, if it's not supposed to match the rest of the Matoran or something, so I just did as requested. I'm not a huge fan of drawing Matoran in general, but I think this one turned out pretty well; hopefully he's not too toa-like for your tastes, Pohatu ^^;;

Aaaand that's all for now! Time for me to get back to work on LoTN, I hope you all enjoy how your requests turned out :)


(the pictures here are all in 50% resolution; if you'd like the full size of them, let me know and I'll upload them!)

EDIT: Oh, I should probably mention; ya'll free to use these pictures however you want; you don't need to stick credit to me up next to it, though it would be greatly appreciated :P

--Akaku: Master of Flight


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Anachronisms in Zelda

Posted by Salamence in I am Luroka, Makuta Luroka, Feb 17 2017 · 59 views
whaaat?, No way, Never in Zelda

Anachronisms in Zelda I like how people complained about trains in Spirit Tracks, meanwhile Anju's grandmother in Majora's Mask is a retired rockstar in a power chair and nobody bats an eye for 16 years. Nevermind the actual neon lights in Ocarina of Time.

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That moment when you realize

Posted by Akano in Akano's Blog, Feb 17 2017 · 58 views
Coincidence?!, Yes and 1 more...

...that your two blog entries on pentagrams are six days short of being exactly one year apart from one another.

lel

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50 years have passed

Posted by Monado Girl in Beyond the Blue Sky, Feb 16 2017 · 55 views

the samurai jack s5 trailer was released

they finally gave it a date

and i cannot WAIT. i'd link it, but idk if i can link it on BZP, so.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X: CLEAR!

Posted by ~Shockwave~ in The Aurora's Edge, Feb 16 2017 · 28 views

*Frustrated screaming*

*Clears throat*

Spoiler


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Mask of Light OST!

Posted by AZBlue in Okoto-Nui, Feb 16 2017 · 41 views

Nathan Furst just posted on Facebook that an Official Bionicle Mask of Light soundtrack is being released digitally on the major music platforms! It is a day to remember!

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Ten Thousand

Posted by EmperorWhenua in Chronicling the Wanderer, Feb 16 2017 · 67 views
BZPower, posts, 10K

I'm 400 away from ten thousand posts and kind of want to finally hit that milestone sometime this spring. My activity in the ever moving (albeit occasionally slow) RPG forum makes that relatively feasible, I think.

It's been a while, though, and many members have since passed that mark since I was last genuinely active here. Is the big 10K still a notable accomplishment these days?

(And hi, everyone!)

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We interrupt this programming to bring you breaking news

Posted by Paleo in PaleoBlog, Feb 16 2017 · 55 views

It's a bonkle inspired meme.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming.

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My New Baby

Posted by SPIRIT in SPIRIT's Blog, Feb 16 2017 · 96 views

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For scale that's a 43' TV right next to it.

And yes, I will be getting a stand, but it won't arrive until next week.

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White Snake

Posted by A severe lack of F-Zero in Terrible Things for a ToaDally Low Cost, Feb 15 2017 · 43 views

Just purchased this bad boy, planning to get Pucci to go with him next payday.

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