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Happy Anniversary

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 t

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Brick Universe Dallas

It's great to be back!   Just giving you guys a head's up from Dallas. It's nice to be back in what almost feels like home (the 2nd longest time I've lived in any city was in Dallas). Still - doesn't compare to Houston or Austin.   If any of you ask are in the Dallas area, come out either today or tomorrow. It's been a great experience so far.

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Power Lies Beneath Tech Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY6FUtelkys   I've started working on this game again. This is my progress so far -- hopefully the programmer art isn't too distracting.   What do you all think?

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RTX

Hey all, just made it here to RTX! I'm currently staying inside the main convention center where it is safely cool. (In Texas during August -- who thought of that? It's a good thing I'm from Houston ).   So who else is going? If so, what panels do you plan on seeing? I'm cooling off here before I head to the RWBY panel across the street.

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Brick Fiesta: Under the Radar

Whoops, forgot to remind people about the Lego Convention taking place in my city. Between BZP's anniversary and Brickfair VA, people were bound to forget.   Well, there's still one more day to visit the public expo in Austin if you... happen to already be in the Austin area. Apologies for dropping off the radar. Though this is known to happen with me.   Anyway, so far this has been a lot of fun! I didn't win a set this night (not for lack of trying), but I did win a SXSW Interact badge that SX

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So I'm in Stockholm Now

Why are people here so well-dressed?? Or maybe I'm just a sucker for the whole slim-winter-coat-and-scarf look.   This is the last night of my vacation though. Tomorrow I fly back to the states. It's really fun though. My Instagram only tells a very small story.   It's too bad I won't be doing something like this again for a long time (if ever), but hey -- that's kinda the point right? Once is better than never.

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I leave for Munich in 2 days

Hey what's up!   Who's been to Munich? Any must-sees/must-eats I should try? Reubens and beer are on already on the list, as is (most likely) which ever attraction you believe is the #1 result on TripAdvisor.   Got any tips?

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Special Pi Day

Happy 3-14-15 everyone! Enjoy whatever type of pie that you'll undoubtedly be eating.

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Portland

Hey! Remember me?   Just sitting here on the MAX right now. There's nothing quite like spending some time on a city where the hills and trees are taller, but it otherwise rather similar to home.   Looking forward to seeing all the new and old faces at Bricks Cascade!

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Happy New Year to Dubai (and you)!

As per the trend, my sister in Dubai has enjoying early access to New Years (I still need to post those pictures I took while there, don't I?). I don't think I've ever seen a city go all out like this for their fireworks.   Seriously though, this year was a step up from 2013 in many ways. Goals and such didn't progress for me as fast as I wanted though. I said this time last year that 2014 would be the year of change. I was half right -- the changes were just delayed by 6 months. I did finally

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Title Grammar Question

Ok, I'm 90% certain that I got it right the first time, but I need to hear honest feedback:   Power Lies Beneath or The Power Lies Beneath?   Which sounds better? Which is better from a title grammar perspective? Does it only depend on what "Power" means or does it really not matter? Let me have your input!

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Random Fact

Ten years ago today, the second BIONICLE movie was released. That was also the year I started high school.   ...   Gotta love these decade anniversaries that remind me of my age. They're not gonna stop either...

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Bionicle 2015

Honestly, I'm just happy there gets to be a new generation of kids that'll get to experience this awesome line. I won't pretend like I'm going to buy all the sets (or even just one), but from what I see, the beginning wave of sets mostly look well-built.   Job well done, TLG.

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How Well Do You Know Me? AMA!

I had considered starting this on my membership anniversary, but decided that no one really does these anymore.   This is why I'm not in the stock market.   Anyway, you know the drill? What is something you've always wanted to know about me? Ask away!

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All About that One-Two

When I joined BZPower, I twelve years old.   And today marks the twelfth anniversary of that late night decision (I had joined shortly after midnight after my folks were asleep. Still remember that, lol) to join the site I had been lurking for so long. Had it not been for this site, I honestly cannot imagine what kind of person I would have become. It was BZPower that formally introduced me to the glorious geek culture, and made me feel like that was an okay culture to be a part of (actually, it

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RTX Pictures

Hi everyone. For those who wanted to see those pictures, here is the URL.   www.dropbox.com/sh/oza1yocyjnd769a/AADApUVE9tMPKoHZnnO5cgaXa . Sorry there aren't that many, I'm no master photographer by any stretch.   I had a blast at that convention, and being able to sleep in my own bed was so worth going alone. I do really need to find people to go with next year. I also still need to go watch that other stream with the Game Grumps, since I decided to go see the RWBY Vol. 1 screening instead.

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RTX / Fourth of July

First off, I want to wish everyone a happy Fourth of July. Even if that date means nothing to you, it's still a Friday. Go out and party it up tonight!   Next up. There were some... unfortunate complications with RTX today. Thus, I'm home earlier than expected. This means I get to talk about my first day at the convention.   I woke up bright and early since I regrettably could not get off work early enough for the pre-registration. How they arranged the process was a little complicated, but th

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Nonononononono

^ As said by my wallet. Yeah, that's right.   They got me too.   Batman: Arkhan Origins BioShock Infinite TES: Skyrim Mirror's Edge Saints Row IV Serious Sam (all the games) Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Dragon Age: Origins DmC Devil May Cry ... AND COUNTING!   (This money is supposed to go towards adult things!!) <- also my wallet.

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Starstruck

Okay, so she didn't sing Creeping in my Soul, but Rooster Teeth's Barbara Dunkelman does do the voice of Yang on RWBY. She's really nice and down to earth, even given the fact that she the RT community manager -- she's really good at what she does.   Photo was taken just this afternoon.

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Live from Kuwait

So I'm at my intermediate stop on my overseas trip to Dubai. Not a lot of interesting things at this little terminal. Apparently the airline I'm flying to Dubai only had one gate.   So why Dubai? My sister lives and works there, so I decided to spend this year's vacation time visiting her. This stop wasn't originally part of the plan so of course, the parents are worried, but that's standby travel for you, and at least this option is, well, affordable.   At any rate, I'm excited. Hope I rememb

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Is it just me?

Or is getting a separate google+ page / youtube account a lot more complex than it needs to be?   I felt like I was going around in circles, turns out there's an option right there on the left side of google+   Well, between website, youtube, and google+ page, I'm poised to begin marketing Power Lies Beneath when the time comes.   Man, that took a lot longer than it needed too.   *Also there might be another google account floating about now...

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cyanproductions.net will be going offline

I'm sad to say that after 5 years, the cyanproductions.net domain will be going offline in about a week. All of the games, graphics, and assorted info are safe on my computer, and I will placing the games on my Dropbox sometime soon (in the meantime you can always PM me for games, even other games that were in the Software Library -- I think I have most of them).   The idea is to have powerliesbeneath.com go live once the first beta gets closer to release -- something I plan to do late this ye

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Project Update

Progress is still going. Don't you worry.   The first of two animation textbooks came in yesterday. Lack of any animation skills whatsoever has been a huge setback for me and Power Lies Beneath. With it being an action game, good animations really are a core part of the experience.   I'm sure some animators out there a familiar with The Illusion of Life, the book by OIllie Johnson about Walt Disney's studio? That's the first book that came in and it's quite inspirational. Not enough to quit my

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