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SPIRIT is a b0$$

Remember when he entered—and won—a Bionicle RPG contest with a protest entry? What a rebel and role model!   Way to metaphorically stick it to the proverbial man! or something like that...

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Ten Thousand

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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Ten years felt like forever

but it only took one decade.   Is ten years on this site even a notable landmark anymore? I don't even know what's considered "old" or whatever now, in part since I've been gone for so long. Still, I guess it is significant in that is a double-digit number.   Idk, it doesn't matter anyway, but I was still a little shocked to login and realize it was over a decade ago that I, a nervous teenager literally sweating rivulets while exploring the new world of the World Wide Web, made an account agains

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Hello, blogs, my old friend...

I've been visiting the blogs occasionally lately and always remembered that I have my own but never really had much of anything to say on it. That's more or less my issue, really; Tumblr has more or less satisfied my [micro]blogging desires and the BZPRPG/school drains me of much of my motivation to type, so that leaves me with... not much to say, admittedly.   However, that doesn't mean I don't have things I wish to express. Quite often I find myself approaching an issue i have particularly hig

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Kirby the Vacuum is my hero

I found The Brave Little Toaster on a video site last night and just finished watching it. Oh my gosh, so many memories, so many ups and downs, so many emotions. And that one scene where all the other appliances fall down the waterfall and Kirby is so sad and just slinks away from view...   and... and...   everything is so sad... :(   AND THEN HE LEAPS   Oh my god I was crying so hard and smiling so sad!! And then he saves everybody! "Climb on you cool dude[sic]."   It had been long enough t

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Shirt Contest: A Plea

2012 EDITION   Okay guys, here's the deal: The deadline is 6 days overdue, and we only had TWO entries for the contest. Previous years we had upwards of 20. Honestly, this is pathetic. That is not a contest, that is a sham.   I have not closed the entry and will accept entries here until Tuesday the 29th, so if you had an idea at the back of your head for a shirt design, enter it. If you said you were going to enter and did not, enter it. Do it. Now. If not, chances are this will be cancelled

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Tower

The King’s Keep was the last remaining bastion of the tyrannical regime which ruled the land from the Galloping Sea in the west to the Sawtooth Peaks in the east, the sole defiant finger which positioned itself to be most offensive to all who dared rebel against the vain royal who still demanded fealty. It was a simple castle, a tower three hundred feet tall with little more than a curtain wall for protection. It once jutted out over the green landscape with the grandeur of marble, glimmering in

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Incriptions

“By jove, I’ve found it!” the archeologist exclaimed as he stepped into the tomb he had searched for all his life. He was an old man now, wrinkled face worn from years in the sandy wastes searching for something in what many called a fool’s errand. But now, as he entered the thing he had sought out for almost his entire time on earth, there was no pride, no “I-told-you-so” emotions, no enmity towards his ridiculers, instead he was overcome with the simplest sort of joy that rendered him speechle

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[ Entry For Entries ] 2012 Bzpower Member's T-Shirt Contest

2012 EDITION   Please see this entry if you're not sure what this is about!     "Okay, so what now?"   Not to worry! I have this all planned out! ... I think.   Here we are. The contest. Okay. So.     "What do we do now?"   Now you submit your entries for the BZPower Member's T-Shirt. In this entry, you can submit designs, patterns, or ideas you feel can/should be implemented. You should also have a short paragraph explaining why your design is the bomb and what is in it. Here, like this.   __

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Respite

It was a nice spring day in the park. The flowers were beginning their annual bloom, making the field burst with colorful swaths of bloom. Clusters of red and yellows clashed against each other in a peaceful battle amid the greens, their pitched fights interrupted only by the hovering of a hummingbird or the buzz of a bee. Birds chirped noisily in the trees, some plucking crumbs tossed by pedestrians. The setting was peaceful, and the lord seated on a bench enjoyed this scene, absorbing the env

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2012 Bzpower Member's T-Shirt Project

2012 EDITION     Phew, finally kicking this project into gear!       First things first: "What are you guys doing?"   You look in those pics of BrickFair or BrickFest and see those staffers in them snazzy BZPower staff shirts? Then you see the members wearing their rainbow of a wardrobe, looking all... yanno... normal? (Seriously, guys-- you're Lego fans from BZPower. You're not allowed to look normal.) And then you want to, if you ever go to one of these conventions, have some sort of uniform

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Old Friends

(Written to the sound of the Parting and Gathering Theme from LOST.)       The rain fell softly outside, persistently batting away at the fronds and leaves and saturating the lawn. There was no roar of water, only a gentle hiss as the storm passed through and delivered its soft kill. From behind the large window that looked into the garden was the lady of the manor, gazing out at the rain. The moment and the storm seemed like any other to anybody else, but to her, this moment was special.   In h

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Flight

Flight   The metal tube vibrated to the steady hum as the propellers outside tugged the airplane forward. It was claustrophobic for all the people inside, with dark confines rendered even shadowier than normal on account of the night, but while each one of them was sick of the movement and the snake’s abdomen they were in they all equally dreaded their freedom from their prison. Only the ruby light from a bulb that would signal their doom lit their tunnel, and it sickened them.   “T-minus two

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Bad Company (Bzprpg)

Bad Company   Do you have someone you want dead? Or how about a group of people? Or do you just want a bunker infiltrated and the inhabitants massacred? Than search no further. Welcome to Bad Company. We’re Mata Nui’s crack team for getting the job done/   Base of Ops: We claimed a small nomad herder village in the middle of Po-Wahi. It’s nothing special, just a few huts around a dried well. If you see it, chances are you’re looking at the wrong one – move along.   The Rules: It’s pretty shockin

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Sopa

Soup is a widespread epidemic, and causes people to ignore the memes online in favor of soupy soupness. Take a stand against the Soup plague! *   * Notpoliticalatall.

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Recent Happenings

I typically don't talk about my Scouting life here, but here's an update.   I'm a section chief, which basically means I'm like a regional governor of sorts. My area is all of Western Oregon (the I-5 corridor) including some of northern California down to Castle Crags and up to Southern Washington, including Vancouver. As such, I lead some 2,500 youth and adult members of the Order of the Arrow and represent them at national planning meetings as well as have a say in the direction of the organiz

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EmperorWhenua

 

Brpg Contest #22

SO! I have finally entered in a BRPG contest! After all these years of me promising that I'd enter, I finally decided to live up to the expectations and do what I said I would do. Amazing!   Anyway, the initial polls are up. Here is the poll where my game is in. It's entry #5, Epoch of Despair, a mystery/survivalist game. Here is the full game.   I'm looking for someone with some graphic design skills to make a banner and/or avatar for it, but most of all I need people to vote for it! The polls

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EmperorWhenua

 

I Spy With My Little Eye

The new boards allow me to see who follows my blog. I was pretty surprised to see some unlikely people follow it! That's pretty cool, I suppose!   Carry on!     (Also, how does one edit blog settings? Seriously, halp!)

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There Are Many Gatanuis In The Bzprpg

Because people smile a lot, even when it's not natural to do so. Friend being beaten up by someone else? No problem! Go up, ask your enemy to stop and smile! Solves everything!   Haha, not.   ~EW~

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Ten Rules For Roleplaying With Me

Sometimes in roleplaying, people misunderstand me. Truth be told, I have a very peculiar way of doing things, and this entry is to help you understand my style. Here are ten things you should keep in mind when in the same game as I. Hope this helps! I try to be a roleplayer of vision. Much of what I say and do in-game is rooted in my brain and memories, both from reality and from fiction. Shows like Primeval, LOST and movies like Inception and The Book of Eli help me produce this, but sometim

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Bzprpg G D Topic

I guess I spend too much time lurking in that topic -- I had a dream last night in which I wrote another sharply worded post advising* people to chillax and enjoy the game. I wonder what the next layer in this dream will be! I must go deeper!   * advise since I can't actually tell them to do anything.   ~EW~

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Signoff

I've had my current signoff for... well, many years now. It's become instinctive for me to use it in posts, PMs, reports and even some E-mails. The thing is I wonder if it's really great anymore. I mean, it's easy for me to do and stuff, but I've been thinking of using a different one.   Basically, what do you guys think about it? Is it classic, is it retro-cool? Is it lame and should be done away with? What new signoff would you suggest? Text or image? Etc. etc. etc.   ~EW~

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