# Can You Solve The Mystery?

Posted by bonesiii , Oct 02 2007 · 72 views

BZPower

Can you solve the Mystery?

lol, Utty already asked me to try to figure it out but I still don't have a clue. It was like a few months ago, and I'm still confused. Question mark, Tohu with Vahi, DoT, and a pair of glaring eyes. Man I suck at riddles.
bonesiii
Well, here's another clue:

Night Terror
Umm... Yes, I can?
bonesiii
One more clue. Remember, this is a hidden clue:

This puzzle can be solved using these hidden clues. First non-staff member to win gets a cookie. I guess. Staff isn't allowed to play.
cags//cunninghat/2x2b
Reference Master/Reporter/Moderator

?

~D
Err....can you just hint what we're trying to guess? Like a name, or an object?
bonesiii
QUOTE(Ca'gerrin @ Oct 2 2007, 05:55 PM)
Reference Master/Reporter/Moderator

?

~D

You've obviously completed the first step -- each clue is visible if you hover your mouse over these question mark images.

(Or just quote the post and look at the code of it.)

D.Q, it has something to do with BZPower, because this blog entry is in my BZPower category. Try to answer the riddles in the hidden clues, and you'll be on the right track.
cags//cunninghat/2x2b

Would it be this, by any chance?

~D
Ryuujin
I found a clue...
Though I'm not sure exactly what the definition of the word 'avatar' is. Icon, perhaps?
bonesiii
No, not that brick. It's not a photograph. It's an illustration, and not a "brick" in the traditional sense. Also, not a real LEGO brick. Here's another clue:

Don't forget the original pieces to this puzzle, the three images.

Laughin -- it might help to start by quoting a dictionary.
Gravitan
Okay, let's see...

I can have two guesses, right?

Based on the two clues, I have come up with the following:

1. Are we getting a new forum?
2. Are you becoming a Global Moderator?

EDIT: Typo.
cags//cunninghat/2x2b
Or Wikipedia...

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An avatar (abbreviations include AV, ava, avie, avy, avi, avvie, avis, avii, and avvy) is an Internet user's representation of himself or herself, whether in the form of a three-dimensional model used in computer games, a two-dimensional icon (picture) used on Internet forums and other communities, or a text construct found on early systems such as MUDs. The term "avatar" can also refer to the personality connected with the screen name, or handle, of an Internet user.

~D
Ryuujin
The dictonary I have says "a god coming down in a bodily form."
It's a really old dictionary, though.
bonesiii
Gravitan -- You can have as many guesses as it takes. But you have to show how the clues lead to the answer. Pretend this was a theory in S&T -- you need to show how evidence leads to that conclusion.

Ca'gerrin -- You're close. But this use of "avatar" has multiple definitions. That is only half of it.

Laughin -- You're much closer. That has to do with the other half. How could it apply to BZPower?
cags//cunninghat/2x2b
Wait a sec...

An Avatar Of Hapori Tohu?

As in a physical form?

~D
Ryuujin
Wait... Body.... BZP... Tohu....

Could it be that we may see Hapori Tohu's body soon?
Tahulo
Could the Tohu be plannning something, hmmm.
bonesiii
QUOTE(Ca'gerrin @ Oct 2 2007, 06:22 PM)
Wait a sec...

An Avatar Of Hapori Tohu?

As in a physical form?

~D

I think I'm going to have to pull back on commenting. I am not going to answer that one, unless you can show how all the clues lead up to that. Remember you must incorporate all the clues. So:

Always wanted to say that.
Ryuujin
Well, after reading all the clues, I'm beginning to wonder.
Is HT gonna become a Moderator or something? I mean, the 'primary forums' part, and the 'what are my 3 jobs' part, all make me wonder.

I doubt that's the answer or anything.
Spoony Bard
I wanna play.

-Omi
Doctor Norik
I DID IT! I SOLVD THE RIDDLE!

[bonesiii: Ha ha. No, that is the cookies you get if you solve it. Not the solution. The brick on my shelf has been there for months, and I just put that picture up. Plus, that was on maj. Nice try though. ]

Awwww.......
bonesiii
QUOTE(~Laughin'Man~ @ Oct 2 2007, 06:35 PM)
Well, after reading all the clues, I'm beginning to wonder.
Is HT gonna become a Moderator or something? I mean, the 'primary forums' part, and the 'what are my 3 jobs' part, all make me wonder.

I doubt that's the answer or anything.

You've put some of the clues together towards your theory. I'm curious about how the Disk of Time and the eyes play a role in that theory. How about the latest clue?

Omi -- Okay, okay, you can play if you PM me only. If you or other staff figure it out, you'll get the cookies via PM, but you wouldn't be allowed to tell anybody else -- a non-staff member would still get to figure it out themselves.

BTW, I baked a whole batch of cookies, so the winner gets the batch, not just one. Well, missing about five...

QUOTE(Norik's Prophecy @ Oct 2 2007, 06:39 PM)
I DID IT! I SOLVD THE RIDDLE!

[bonesiii: Ha ha. No, that is the cookies you get if you solve it. Not the solution. The brick on my shelf has been there for months, and I just put that picture up. Plus, that was on maj. Nice try though. ]

See my comment.
Doctor Norik
Did I.... solve it?
Ryuujin
Disk of time... eyes... Tohu.... hmm...

Dang, I'm stumped.

EDIT: The disk links to the BZP homepage.
Could it be that HT's whole body is going to be shown on the homepage? And that he's becoming a Moderator? But I still can't figure the eyes, unless it has something to do with HT's eyes that appear on the top of the fourm homepage.
Doctor Norik
The mystery is... that in some time..... Hapori Tohu.... will descend from the fog..... into the forums.....

Yeah. I think I got it.
Gravitan
QUOTE(bonesiii @ Oct 2 2007, 06:20 PM)
Gravitan -- You can have as many guesses as it takes. But you have to show how the clues lead to the answer. Pretend this was a theory in S&T -- you need to show how evidence leads to that conclusion.

Okay, forgive me for my noobishness. XD

Anyway, just for clarity...

Based on those two (and only those two) clues in this entry, I figured that since the answer must have something to do with your jobs and the forums, either we'd be getting a new one which you would moderate, or you would become a GM, therefore modding all the forums.

But now there's this avatar thing that came out of nowhere, so I think what I came up with is probably not the answer(s).

bonesiii
QUOTE(Norik's Prophecy @ Oct 2 2007, 06:43 PM)
The mystery is... that in some time..... Hapori Tohu.... will descend from the fog..... into the forums.....

Yeah. I think I got it.

Well, he's already done that, hasn't he?

QUOTE(Gravitan @ Oct 2 2007, 06:48 PM)
QUOTE(bonesiii @ Oct 2 2007, 06:20 PM)
Gravitan -- You can have as many guesses as it takes. But you have to show how the clues lead to the answer. Pretend this was a theory in S&T -- you need to show how evidence leads to that conclusion.

Okay, forgive me for my noobishness. XD

Anyway, just for clarity...

Based on those two (and only those two) clues in this entry, I figured that since the answer must have something to do with your jobs and the forums, either we'd be getting a new one which you would moderate, or you would become a GM, therefore modding all the forums.

But now there's this avatar thing that came out of nowhere, so I think what I came up with is probably not the answer(s).

Correct, neither of those are the solution, for the reason you stated.

Edit: Well, lemme rephrase. Neither is correct in the sense you intended it.
Doctor Norik
No. That was some time ago, wans't it? The disk of Time could bring that occasion from the past to the present!

Hapori goes to the forums, Time to the front page.... HAPORI TOHU'S PHYSICAL MANIFESTAION WILL APPEAR ON THE FRONT PAGE, FROM AN IDEA OF A MEMBER (BBC) IN THE FORUMS.

Oh!
Ryuujin
*wracks brain*
This is killing me...
Can we have another clue?
Probably not.
cags//cunninghat/2x2b
Just a bit of speculation.

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Content Block Clue #1: There is a brick on my shelf. Speculation: Brickshelf is an image hosting site. Does the riddle
have to do with an image hosting site? Such as InvisionGallery?

Content Block Pic # 1: Hapori Tohu's head. Speculation: An Avatar?

Content Block Pic #2: Disk of Time. Speculation: A specific date?

Content Block Clue #2: Picture of eyes. A question asking the definition of "avatar" Answer: A physical form.
Also, an image. Like in a gallery. Such as InvisionGallery.

Comment Clue #1: What are the three divisions of BZPower? Answer: Home, Forums, and Blogs.
Conclusion: Maybe adding a fourth division? InvisionGallery?

Comment Clue #2: What are my three jobs, divided by slash mark? Answer Reference Keeper/Reporter/Moderator.
Conclusion: Maybe bonesiii getting another position? Gallery Moderator?

Comment Clue #3: If Lego made this brick at one end of what the mystery is about, it would have one Lego stud.
If Lego made it at the other end, it wouldn't. Answer: Still not sure what this means.

So does this have to with InvisionGallery?

~D

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### _bonesquotes_i

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Logic is the key.

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I am insane. I know that I am insane. In fact, I know that I am so insane, that I am incapable of realizing that I am insane. Therefore, I know that I am not insane.

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Forgetting things since.... umm....

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Creativity should not be confused with nuclear weapons.

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I heart logic.

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Only dead things do not change. Much.

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Pay attention now. Repeat after me. "Bones. Can. Be. Wrong."

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The problem is, "Tradition for tradition's sake" is like flying blind in an airplane. It's like saying as you approach a mountain "But we've always flown in this direction before... why would we change direction? It isn't the tradition!"

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Remember that -- clever absurdity, designed to harmonize with certain tastes, is the key to originality.

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Ironicles.

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People are like snowflakes. No two are the same.

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Yes, the Toa will win somehow. But let me give you a challenge. Write a story. In which the good guys win, or the bad guys win, doesn't matter. But write it with only introducing the challenges that the winner must overcome, and avoid showing how the winner wins. Just set up the problem, then skip to the end:

"In the end, this character wins, somehow."

Now, do you think this is a successful format for a story, that anybody would really want to read? [...] Readers demand that you as writer have thought through the "how" of the story.

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Where is this idea coming from?

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Makutarahk

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[L]et's not mince words here -- all LEGO products are toys. It's a toy company, in the toy business. There's nothing wrong with that.

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[A] wise Daoist once said that a name is merely a label. If a person calls me a "nerd", then that is their label for me. If a person calls me a "human", that is a label. If they call me "bonesiii", that is a label. I would simply reply that, if "nerd" is the term they wish to apply to me, like "human", then so be it -- I would thus be proud of that label, because I am proud of who I am.

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I'm not telepathic.

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I don't know if this is just the way I'm wired, but I don't really think like "hey, wanna be my friend?" I just be myself, treat others with respect and friendliness, and those who would make good friends just sorta show up. And I really don't think like "well, you're not my friend, you are, you aren't" etc. Anybody can be my friend.

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*revives topic, only to kill it seconds later*

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My two pieces of eight.

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Ha ha! Voriki myth still isn't dead? It's been so long since the constant flow of these topics stopped I guess I thought Voriki had finally kicked the bucket. Well, I hate to put another nail in the old guy's coffin, but...

Topic closed.

### _bonesquotes_ii

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Ahhhhh, the sweet smell of complaint topics in July!

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I think Evil Lord Survurlode is out to get me.

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Bionicle doesn't revolve around ANY one fan. Not even you.

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Bionicle does NOT age with its fans.

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If something absolutely has to be done for the greater good, it is by definition NOT evil.

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Think, guys, think! You have brains! Use them!

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Logic is not some meaningless buzzword you can throw around like pie, at least not as long as I, an actual logician, am here.

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Common myth. The answer is: "Yes, if you are an ancient Greek."

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Last I checked, most of us aren't ancient Greeks. Some of us are ancient Geeks, but...

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Besides, show me a brown rock, and I'll use your logic on you. "That's not a rock, it's hardened lava."

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The best symbol of stone would be gray. But it would probably sell almost as bad as brown -- LEGO needed a "flashy" color, more like what Ta, Ga, and Le Toa have.

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Do not insult cheese.

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Omi's right.

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Forty-two.

(Four eight fifteen sixteen twenty-three... *ahem*)

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Logic! Why don't they teach logic in these schools?

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Can you imagine MNOG ending with the Turaga and Matoran executing Ahkmou?

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So here's the question: If LEGO working harder by listening to fans is "lazy", then wouldn't they be "lazy" if they listened to you -- a fan?

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You don't need to hate to say it.

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Four extra letters. "Bionicle sets." How hard is that?

Actually, three extra letters since the s just moves.

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If they are "Bionicles", then you are "History".

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BZPers are often the exception, not the rule.

### _bonesquotes_iii

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Of course it's cruel -- did you think bad guys were Mother Teresa?

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It isn't like I hide it, but it also isn't like I go up to random students at college at say "Hey, I like Bionicle, isn't that something?!"

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One man's junk is another man's treasure.

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I had the same theory in ages past, and Greg personally disproved it.

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The thing can destroy time, man. You guard those kinda things.

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Brevity is the soul.

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Which I suppose is a fancy way of saying, "I have no idea."

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I attack my own theories. I'm weird like that.

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If only books could be updated like web pages.

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Bionicle was supposedly a betrayal of everything LEGO stands for, its pieces far too clunky, a horrible turn away from the more "intelligent" Technic and a total stabbing in the back of the good old brick, an insult to AFOLS, evidence of a mythical trend away from the construction toy, far too violent, etc.

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It's really pretty simple:

Gadunka is one of the "coolest" sets ever. Most inventive, most unusual, most striking. Thus, he is horrible.

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Of course they're weird. All Bionicle names are supposed to be weird. Show me the Bionicle name that is "normal".

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You just completely contradicted yourself. If Mata Nui was working out great, then wouldn't Metru Nui have made less money?

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If that's greedy, then you are greedy for driving in a car to get somewhere far away fast, for wearing shoes so you can walk at a reasonable pace without cutting your feet, using silverware to better eat your food, using a telephone to avoid having to make a trip and speak, using a computer to type a forum post when you could walk personally to everybody's house and speak what you just said over and over and over again.... At least 2000 times to account for all the possible active BZP members, and preferably about five million times -- and you'd have to go door to door throughout the whole world to even figure out which people were Bionicle fans anyways before you started confusing monks in Tibet with strange words like "Kongu" and "Cordak". All within your own lifetime, regardless of whatever else you had wanted to do in your life.

And forget speech. You have to scratch out the message with your fingernails in stone. Then maybe you wouldn't be greedy. Maybe.

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Nobody would surprise me, so it's probably Makuta. But I went with Hydraxon, because he's a weapons master and it would make sense, no?

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Why didn't I think of that earlier?

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I knew you'd say that.

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You're a body with a head. So what?

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A simple conversion is not a business plan to actually get two radically different markets to behave as if they were the same.

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Um, hello? Are my posts invisible?

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Universe go poof.

### _bonesquotes_iiii

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I hate typing Roman numerals above three.

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I always find these topics funny -- everybody goes in circles, pointing to the exact same aspect of the set and going "See that? So it's obvious it's horrible! How can you not see that?", and then someone else saying, "See that? It's obvious it's awesome! How can you not see that?"

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Obviously, not everybody sees I to I.

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They have their uses -- like if you're making a MOC that's supposed to be a light green faceless humanoid.

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I hate it when I can't tell if someone's joking.

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Yes, that's an excuse to be lazy.

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Hold on just a second. I think you have things backwards. Mata Nui was not paradise -- it was a place of horror and war for a thousand years!

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Lol.

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I'm a logician. I can tell you that your argument does not merely sound illogical. It is.

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Yeah, that'd be bad. Next question?

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We'd still have wooden ducks, no plastic bricks, and definately no LEGO if change was prevented. Really, we wouldn't even have that.

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It is unfortunate that it's this way (at least for us). But it is. We might as well come to grips with it.

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And I walk away in peace.

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*deeeeep breath*

Okay, I'm good.

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BZPower is a place YOU sign an agreement in order to join. Blame cannot be placed on us when a member violates that agreement. And if a member chooses not to like that agreement anymore, they are free to leave at will. If a member violates the agreement they made with us, we are justified in punishing the member as agreed.

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I'm a logician -- I think in terms of what makes sense all the time. I don't just agree -- I know why I agree, and I think my reasons are pretty sound.

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If I'm breaking a rule, it's because I gave myself permission to allow myself an exception, thus I am not technically breaking it.

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[A]lthough Evil Lord Survurlode does seem to be making a bit of a comeback, just like Sauron, so we might have an epic war that will spawn a novel and three giant books of a trilogy soon... but yeah...

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I object to the wording of this question.

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Huzzah?

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Ever had one of those moments where you think you just passed into an alternate timeline? This is one. ()_o

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Rants are based on pompous egos and desire to pick a fight. Not intelligence.

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The Monster on LOST is Makuta.

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Cynics are some of the most naive people on the planet. They hear someone claim things are bad, and they accept it without question.

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I'm a realist with an imagination.

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I blame Survurlode.

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You see a flamer, your response should not be to just flame him back -- you lower yourself to his level if you do.

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Let's open that can of worms, as unpleasant as it might be. [...] *I'm not afraid of you, worms!*

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"Transformation" can be as simple as a bomb rearranging a building into a debris field.

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Far better to be proven wrong than to be wrong without knowing it.

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I remember when I was a kid, and I was just playing around, I didn't know this stuff, so I said gas prices were five dollars at my play gas station.

My dad laughed, said gas would never be that expensive.

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Toa carrying rifles... as they ride their space shuttles into... Klingon territory...

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Kazi [ha]s Rahkshi staffs. (Oooh, Kazi=evil??)

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Take an election between two candidates. Obviously, both candidates will get votes. However, one will get more votes, and one will get less. You would be, in this example, voting for the one with less votes (Mr. Olderfanson). You see why the fact that you, one person, did vote for that guy, doesn't prove that he won the election? [...] "Mr. Newerfanson" won the election.

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In general, I do enjoy debates--but I don't enjoy being flamed, no. Nor do I enjoy wasting time when I have tons of PMs I need to reply to and top secret reference projects to work on and all that responding to things that could have been cleared up with more thought before posting, heh. Debates can still get tedious when it seems (please note "seems"!) that a few people refuse to approach them with an open mind.

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I didn't even spell "the" right.

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Lol. I never said I'm always right! Yeesh, what do I have to do to convince you guys I don't think that? Purposefully take wrong positions or something?

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Guess what? I could draw before I learned to write, but does that mean I should get all huffy and insulted at the fact that not everybody shares my particular talent? This is just absurd, isn't it? Did you honestly think that everybody has the same talents and gains proficiency at the same time?

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When someone much older than you was a kid, LEGO was wooden toys. [fogie teeth voice]"These newfangled plastic things are insulting! As if there isn't money to be made in good old fashioned woodblock toys!"[/fogie teeth voice]

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Can we sing kumbaya yet? Sing it! Koooooooo----oom---bah-----yaaaaaaaaahhhhhh.

Or something... Sing it! You don't even have to agree with me! Just sing it anyways, maaan!

Sing!

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Your mistake is that you are thinking in terms of a simplistic "formula" of strength, and thinking that can be used to predict everything. It can't--every situation is different, and sometimes a weak Matoran might catch a glimpse of a passing Rahkshi while a powerful "Toa Ultimaultrasuper" might get blasted to bits when the same Rahkshi actually attacks. You need to be realistic--think in terms of the situation. Stories are based on that--they are a "game of seconds and inches" where dangers both big and small can occur to both powerful and weak people, and how you perform depends on your brains and the time you have to prepare more than your actual power level.

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Why did the entirely robotic Bohrok need teeth? Someone explain how that is okay but teeth in Piraka isn't?

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Phew. Now, to post, and see if I maxed the text limit out.

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Thanks X. Thanks D. Thanks X and D. XD

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I lazy.

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You can make any innovation look bad if you point to the non-innovative ways (the old "normal" ways) and claim they must be followed blindly.

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But what I don't get about it is -- why the apparent desire to kill characters off for no reason? In real life you meet tons of people who you will never meet again, and they're not dead. Is that to you a problem? I don't get it -- you'd go insane if you tried to stay in touch with every random old lady that said hi when you were walking the dog...

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Yes, my post in this topic is product placement. So sue me.

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In addition, high gravity affects spacetime on a fundamental level, slowing time down and bending the spatial brane. Not to be confused with the spacious brain.

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It would create a field of electrogravimetry that would pull all nearby matter in and then make it explode. The explosion cloud would take the form of an anchovy.

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There's only a slim chance that we exist.

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I love taking myself out of context.

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I think it's admirable to be careful not to offend people where it makes sense. But at some point, you have to be willing to stand up for yourself and be confident enough that if someone comes at you with an unreasonable accusation, you don't take it.

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I think aliens invaded already and have fooled us into thinking they are mere animals who "meow".

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Good stories aren't puppet shows. They are tales of life, with realistic characters -- people -- living out their lives, with really minimal "guiding" by the author.

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Oh goody, a complainer to blast to oblivion.

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To begin with, I disagree strongly with pretending it is "killing off", rather than a serious story being told, with serious themes and life in the story. Characters aren't "killed off". They die.

I find this term somewhat offensive, because it implies the writer kills the character like a TV show host telling a contestant to leave. This is not a game show. It is the events of the storyline that kill the character. That term is merely a psychological shield to avoid the emotion of the moment in the story. IMO, that's a kind of immaturity.

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Um.

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You can't always get what you want "now now now". Your logic makes no sense -- if you want to know what's in the books, that means you support the books' existence. Yet you apparently want spoilers to go up the day it's out, so in the countries where it is bought, people could just read the spoilers and not buy the book, risking its sales going down and the books ending, and thus no more spoilers for you to read!

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Truth = Truth. And nothing else.

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I had spammed ten thousand times.

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A good comedy is a development, like a story, not a punchline. You start with a situation, and it goes in unexpected, funny ways, which leads into other twists, to a conclusion that often can be more serious than funny, avoiding random cliches and developing enough logic that it doesn't feel like you slapped random nonsense down. Comedies Forum has this bad rap of having a lot of Unfunny Stuff -- I think it's the temptation to write short punchlines drawing on typical one-liner cliches that causes this. The 300 word rule is a good basic start to avoiding that problem.

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Dude. My voting precint is a "23".

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And what people are saying about randomosity is true -- I hope that it's not surprising that as a logician, I understand how to be funny (though I won't try in this post ). Logic isn't for Spock who refuses to smile -- you actually need logic in your comedy to make it funny. In my experience, a balance of logic and random nonsense helps -- even logic OF the random nonsense.

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I highly recommendate it.

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Another mistake a lot of people make is thinking a comedy must be 100% funny -- reality is that that tends to just overwhelm the reader and come off more as spam. If you look at my Survurlode interviews, for example, there is always at least one serious theme that the whole work revolves around. The serious aspects support the humorous, and vice versa.

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*strongly approves of the use of the term "bionical"*

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Well, my observation has always been the opposite -- more established official facts inspires MORE fan imagination -- at least with imaginative official facts. It was really only once the "gappists" starting complaining, in my observation as a 2003+ member here, about "tons of official facts" that I saw the fanfiction community here really explode with creativity.

Think about it -- imagination feuls imagination. Less imagination doesn't -- it starves imagination.

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How much wood would a woodwood wood if a woodwood would would wood?

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But my point related to that isn't that I literally think it should be FULLY sun-sized. I'm just saying, there's a whole range, from a little larger than Earth, to a LOT larger, to a TONTONZILLION larger, and it's all possible if the story team just feels like it.

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*imagines massive asteriod pulling out a pirate's telescope lol*

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GD is NOT for storyline-only discussion. That discussion belongs in S&T.

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S&T policies are designed for good reasons, tried, tested, and they work.

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Sure I'm sure -- it's Bionicle. Anything's possible.

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I never understand these claims -- how do you know what "proportionate" is for that character? He's a fictional character, made out of plastic LEGO parts.

So why get annoyed at it? When you look at a giraffe, do you get annoyed? It makes no sense to me to do so.

Besides, you're setting yourself up for it. Nobody ever told you these characters were supposed to be exactly human.

If you look at an ape, would you say it's done wrong, just because it resembles a human?

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I plan not to, but I guess if the site shut down I'd kinda have to, wouldn't I?

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...they usually give their jokes when they have the upper hand at the moment, though, or when they've just run into a frustrating difficulty that's not immediately dangerous, which are realistic IMO. When they're in immediate danger, I am not aware that they pause to crack jokes.

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I strongly disagree -- everybody capitalizes their name. It's cliche.

(I do not capitalize because 1) I hate being cliche, and 2) it is symbolic of humility.)

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I knew you'd say that.

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Seriously though, obviously the focus groups like silver, guys -- there's no mystery, those of you portraying it as odd that LEGO keeps using the color. This is how personal taste works -- it differs, and you're gonna find yourself in the minority sometimes. Best get used to it -- that's life.

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*lets self dp*

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I'm not a soldier, but I know that keeping your sense of humor alive even in dangerous or serious situations can be a huge boon to keeping your sanity.

He who forgets how to laugh forgets how to live.

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I heart silver. My favorite metallic. If I had my way, gold would be considered lesser than silver.

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The red eye thing is the closest thing you have to evidence, but I could argue that Berix is the traitor for spending time away from the villages, or Ackar is the traitor because his name sounds like Admiral Ackbar and there was a traitor in Star Wars called Darth Vader.

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Ultimately it comes down to this for me -- YOU choose to dissapointed or miserable.

If you expected the universe to be perfect, that was your choice, and really not very sensible of you.

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If I as a writer were to try to appeal to the attitude you express in your post, I would feel like I am constantly walking on eggshells. Everytime I had a cool idea how to use a character, or more importantly logic told me the character naturally would be involved in something, I would have to worry about whether I shouldn't do it as it might offend someone.

That's a miserable way to write, and I wouldn't wish that on the story team, myself, or anyone.

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But one thing. Everyone expects something when they do something.

Very true. For example, when I posted the above post, I expected somebody to reward me with this point, giving me an excuse to discuss it in a separate post so as to give it better focus.

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Therefore, the more "things to expect" from a "donation or whatever the heck you want to call it", the more likely we get mooooolaaaaaaaa. Therefore good.

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I don't see what the anology has to do with this. "Chevys" (or "Chevies") makes sense. Like "Keets" or Morby or my personal favorite for Makuta -- Terry Mack. "Biological Chronicles" referring to beings makes no sense. And as I typed this, a Chevy ad came on TV. They called it "Chevy." Seriously, exact same time.

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Oh my, you're completely irrelevant metaphor makes you look sooo intelligent.

This is obviously getting out of hand, so I guess I have to close it. Also, you failed to answer my question. When a moderator asks you a question, answer it. Capisce? wink.gif

Please do not attack people like that. That is flaming, or at best trolling, both of which are not allowed.

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