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Consumed By Light

"You wanted our power, monster. Let us see if you can handle it!"   Successfully got my entry in for Bionicle's last hurrah! See more pics and learn the complete backstory over in BBC or give it a like over on Rebrick!

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Ode to the Bohrok Liftarm

Image via BrickLink   This is the most amazing piece.   As I'm wrapping up the finishing touches on my Makuta contest entry, I've really come to appreciate how versatile this little critter is. Great size for limbs. I'm using 6 on each leg alone. Tons of connection points, both pins and axles Just enough greebling to keep it interesting Little dips give room for more complex filler and armor mounts Functionally a straight line, but visually better than one (can use the pistons as an implied

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Your Rebrick Makuta...

...how's it coming along?   Finally getting into a groove on mine. I'm realizing how rusty I am at MOCing. Been...probably 5 years since I built something that wasn't just a G2 set following the manual.   To that effect, my first attempt at a CCBS/Technic hybrid has a way steeper learning curve than I expected.   On the flip side, it does give me a chance to sketch ideas for something other than software for a change:  

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Always Vote for Yourself

Playing a game of Civ 5 as Bismarck, year is 2047 on Emperor.   Outlasted some AI, fallen behind others by ~40%. Maintained a strong diplomatic and cultural presence, but ultimately got into a nuclear war with China--assumed cultural/diplomatic victories were now out of the question.   Making a mad, hopeless dash for a space-race victory when World Leader came up for vote again at the UN. Voted for myself with majority control.   I now rule the world.   Victory.

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The Storage Dilemma

Top shelf of the closet in my office. Surely I'm not the only one.     Anyone have any decent solutions? Gen 2 boxes break down great, but I hesitate to break these down on account of the glue. They're pretty densely filled with smaller boxes anyway--so this is fairly efficient.   I've thought about moving the canisters up to the attic. How well do they hold up outside of a climate-controlled environment?

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Incoming Haul

Gearing up to build my JtO Makuta! Gonna use the parts to assist with my ReBrick contest entry first, then will swap them over for the real deal.     Still need to scrounge up a Tahu Uniter someplace (prices are like...$25 minimum :/ ). Also, the second Ikir is just there for fun (and potential contest parts), and Uxar will likely end up on my desk at work.   The other Umarak the Destroyer and Quake Beast (backordered) are the final sets I "officially" need to wrap up G2.   Gonna be epic!

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Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

Amazing to think that it's been 10 years since I dropped a post in here.   Also looks like I was terrible at it.   Just to reintroduce myself: Hi! I'm Iruini Nuva. Those of you with particularly long memories may remember me as a former BZP Forum Lead (most notably in Fan Created Games). I was also the lead for Biotech Game Productions, the team behind fan-games like The Insurgent and Havoc (for those who need a blast from the past).   The confluence of G2's launch and life stabilizing (graduate

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The Insurgent Is Coming...

Yes folks, Biotech has stepped up the development of 'The Insurgent'. As many of you know, we've been working on a massive graphics upgrade. Now you can see how it's turning out: (this pic is only a clipping from a larger image)   Pretty cool no? You can see another pic over in the Biotech Menu to the right. Keep yours eyes open for more updates.     Well folks, I can't post new entries, but I can still do some sort of edit to the old ones. Ordinarily, I'd refrain, but this is a special

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Servo, Ergo Sum.

I just realized I've been completely ignoring this thing. So now I'm returning. On a whim, I decided to try to figure out what the server message 'Servo, ergo sum' means. I'm taking my second year of Latin right now, so that helped. I knew that 'servo' means 'I serve', and that 'sum' means 'I am'. But the 'ergo' confused me. After a bit of conversation with my teacher, we determined that the phrase meant 'I serve, therefore I am.' You've gotta admit, Binky's been creative with these.   I was i

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Free Candy And Computer Games

As everybody knows, today was Halloween. People know today even better as the day that you get free candy. Naturally, I decided to go out and get some myself. This time, my dad let me go a little farther than usual. I ended up getting about 3 pounds of goodies! For a person used to getting 15-20 pieces, that's pretty incredible. For my costume, I was lazy and just put on my fencing gear. That was actually a very good choice. It was around 30 degrees outside. That stuff is thick enough though, t

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I Hate Computers.

Nasty little thing still won't work right. It has a fresh OS, new hardware, all the diagnostics check out, but it still corrupts files. Must be something in the file itself. Oh well, easy to fix. *bangs on case* All better. (hopefully). Even with it's problems, the system is generally working like a charm. No viruses. The thing boots in under 30 seconds, and all the games run fine. So I guess I shouldn't be complaining too much.   In other news, as usual, I went to my fencing class today. F

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Repairs = Underway

The hard drive arrived today, so we'll see how it turns out. It's formatting as I type (currently 37%). Once it's done with that, I'll just install windows (and any necessary drivers) and practically have a new computer. Those people at Tiger Direct® are pretty quick about sending their merchandise to you. I ordered the thing 3 days ago using the standard 3-7 day shipping rate. Interestingly enough, they had a 3 day option for about $12 more. I'll keep y'all posted as to how the whole thing tur

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'tis Snowing Once Again

Yep, it's snowing again. Started around 13 hours ago and still hasn't stopped. It'd getting close to a foot deep! It's pretty rare to get a snowfall this big this early in the year. Actually it's pretty rare to get one this big at all. Natrually, my mom decided that I should be the one to shake the snow off the trees, regardless as to whether or not I was in the middle of school and wearing a t-shirt and shorts. But I'm a good person and did what she said. Got covered in snow too. Wouldn't be s

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Heh, Oops.

I just found out today that most of those 88 viruses technically aren't 'viruses'. A couple are trojans and the rest are adware. Oddly enough, I've gotten a grand total of 1 advertisement from the combination of all 80. Sometimes having a corrupted OS has its advantages. Even so, the computer is on quarantine (I'm using a different one right now) until I can wipe the drive. Not sure that even that'll help though, seeing as the drive itself has bad sectors. So I decided to buy a new one. 250GB

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I'm Gonna Shoot This Computer!

As many of you know, the things been corrupted for a year or so now, but today, it got out of hand. I decided to try to repair the system in an attempt to remove those annoying bugs (mouse freeezes, etc.). So I start the installation, and it asks if I want to install the new updates. Unlike usual, I say yes. So it installs, says some files were messed up and that it couldn't install them, and kept on going. I boot it up, and find that it had installed some little virus update program. It pops up

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The Zamor Shotgun

Here it is!   Yes, it really works (you don't have to read all of this )!   Structure: This is pretty much a human sized version of a zamor launcher on steroids. It can launch four zamors at once and hit accurately at about a 15ft range. The shots spread about 3ft apart at that point. There were a couple challenges that I had to overcome.   1) The pressure that needed to be exerted. 4 Zamors take a several pound push to shoot. The structure had to be able to withstand both the pressure and

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Happy Fikou!

For those of you who don't know me too well, I typically use that phrase when I'm happy (Bionicle obsession, I know). And happy I am, I just became an Outstanding BZP Citizen (Premier OBZPC to be exact). *faints* To continue my rant on how bad my judgement is about news, well, this time I actually judged good. Not that I had really expected it to make the news though. *sigh* I remember freaking out about my proto for my first month because I couldn't figure out where the darn bar was. :blush: I

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Psat = Canceled = Woot! = Not So Woot

I was supposed to take the PSAT for practice today. I'm not a Junior yet, so I can't take the test for real. I was supposed to take it via my state's talent search program. So early this morning I got up at 6:30 (a quite unearthly hour) and started preparing for the test. :wakeup2: After about 10 minutes, the phone starts ringing. Who in their right mind would call at 6:40 in the morning??? The call was one of the teachers from the school where the test would be held. It turned out that the tes

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Golf Balls Falling From Heaven

Yessiree, it hailed today. Well, technically, it hailed a little bit and snowed the rest of the time. First snowfall of the year. It's actually a little late for the first snowfall of the season. Oftentimes the snow comes in September, once it came even in late August. This year it was still in at least the 80s throughout August, so we didn't get much snow then. In fact, it was still pretty warm up until a week or so ago. Then the average temperature dropped quite a bit - like 10 or 20 degrees.

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Fencing Frenzy

I went to a fencing tournament yesterday - correction, I fenced in a fencing tournament yesterday. I've got a couple bruises to prove it. Most of the were from a round with a 'C' rated fencer (for those of you who don't fence, this is very high for someone under 18). I'm still unrated, though I've been within reach of an 'E' rating a number of times.I was able to knock most of his attacks away from the target area, so they just hit off target areas like my arms or unprotected fingers (painfull).

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That's Me!

So I happened to wander on BZP a little while ago and I notice a nice little interview with TT Games is on the news. I click the link and start watching the video, then I hear Binky say "Iruini Nuva asks..." and I pretty much think: Did he really say my name? So I listen to it again, yep, that's me and that was my question. Then I got really excited. I hadn't thought the question was very terrific, but as I said a couple posts down, I tend to be a bad judge of the Mods/Admins opinions. Well,

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The Just Plain Messed Up Pumpkin

Well I went to a pumpkin patch with the rest of my family. Everything was pretty normal. Lots of pumpkins, lots of dirty pumpkins, some with good stems, some with bad stems, some with no stems at all...you get the picture. After wandering about for a bit, I stumbled across something rather odd:     Tell me - are pumpkins supposed to grow like that??  

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My Dog Is Obsessed With Cheese...

...and carrot sticks too. I'm not joking. Mention cheese, wander near the fridge, or do something that could even vaguely involve cheese, and she'll be right there in an instant. If I'm her target, then she'll hop and scramble around me wishing for (and even trying to get) a piece. If one of my parents or sisters has the cheese, the dog will employ a different tactic - staring. Not merely those puppy dog eyes that normally come with begging , but more of the crazed, manaical look that means "Gi

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Spiffen' It Up

Quite honestly, I still have no clue, but I'm learning.   As you may have noticed, I decided to spiff up this blog a little bit. That nav bar over there took a number of hours. It was supposed to flash on regular intervals, but it ended up doing so randomly. Even so, I think it turned out nicely. I was also at a loss for categories, something to be expeced when one has merely two entries, so I just put up some that I expected to use. One other thing you may have noticed, some of the proto progr

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I Have Absolutely No Clue What I'm Doing.

At least, not when it comes to blogging. The general extent of my knowledge regarding these things is that you pretty much write whatever comes to mind and other people read what you say. Hence why you're reading this now.   So...what to say...well let's start off with the BZP stuff first. Got a bit of news on the front page yesterday. I seem to have this knack for mispredicting what the Mods. consider to be news. I send in news that I think is good, and nothing happens. Then I'll send in som

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