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"Masked Feelings" Poem

Posted by Soran in Soran's Stuff, May 30 2016 · 24 views

I felt depressed so I wrote a poem. None of it is actually related to anything going on with me, it just flowed well.

Masked Feelings
By Soran

"A smile is all I need," he said
While beaming right at me.
I forced myself, nodding my head.
"That's what I like to see!"

I slowly found my way right past,
And sauntered all the way.
I thought of things that did not last,
The things that didn't stay.

I dreamt of love, I dreamt of life,
The goals of human kind.
Of laughs, love and evening strife,
The things that weren't mine.

I wandered through my mind's sad haze,
The broken dreams of you.
While lost in thoughts and in a daze
I thought of what was true.

Life is no test it's simply cruel,
There is no fairness here.
"And without me you're just a fool,"
Were tunes upon my ear.

I settled down, slowly returned,
Into this world of ours.
The world I left; what wasn't earned,
I counted down the hours.

"My time is long, but could be short,"
I looked upon the date.
The final day to end this sport,
The day I took my fate.

Optional "Happy Ending" Stanza


Thoughts, comments, critiques?

~Soran

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It's gonna get a little weird, gonna get a little wild

Posted by Bfahome in You're attacked by a Repair Nektann, May 30 2016 · 19 views

(gonna have a GOOD TIME)

So I started watching Star vs. the Forces of Evil, since it was on after Gravity Falls.

It's like if you took My Life as a Teenage Robot and replaced the robot theme with magic. Doesn't disappoint.

(The characters are so adorable. Especially Marco.)

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Epic Coincidence

Posted by Terrorsaur in Isla Nublar, May 29 2016 · 33 views

I've been playing Minecraft with a Bionicle texture pack. Today, as I opened the game, I saw this.

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alert

Posted by Lucina in Outrealm 19, May 29 2016 · 49 views

The next stage of the HF RPG is about to begin, and you could help to plan out its first steps!

Simply visit the new discussion topic, where you can help us finalize the GM team and decide on what the first mission will be. :)

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Medal Working

Posted by Ursus Wielder Pahrak in Mt. Coronet, May 28 2016 · 39 views

Unchained X has been out for a while now, but I finally managed to activate Guilt for the first time!

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Well, the English version calls it Special Attack Bonus or something, but that's long and generic. So, Guilt. See that little purple crystal thing? That's active Guilt!

Man, that took a while. Lots of Munny, lots of Medals--EXP, evolution, Goofys...Guilt is difficult. I have another Goofy I might evolve and merge onto this to try for a new Guilt percentage, but since this Medal is Low Guilt it can't increase much anyway.

This might be all I do with Guilt for a while. Most of the Medals I'm using come from the Shop, so I really can't Guilt them unless I spend a lot of jewels and get really lucky. But, eventually they'll be adding that Fantasia Mickey and Brooms Medal which lets you add one orb/activate Guilt on any medal...

Oh, also, Adamant Ore Quests are up. The one now advertises Lady Luck, and one of the objectives requires it (for Avatar Coins), but heads-up: you can use that Adamant on any Keyblade. (Except Olympia.) Lady Luck +21 isn't bad, but the only Medal type boost it gets is one Reverse Medal boost, which I cannot use so I kind of regret it. You may want to do some research to pick which Keyblade you want to get to +21 first!

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Getting Wrapped Up Into Things

Posted by FallenAtlas in The Weight of The World, May 28 2016 · 71 views

I have a heart that aches for people that are hurting, that are in need, that need just a bit of help. I have a hard time saying no, because I never want to say no. I don't like denying people help. It just rubs me the wrong way.

But as a result, I can end up getting myself wrapping up in events that I have no clue where they started or where they will end. But that's who I am. It's what I am.

I help people.

And sometimes I find myself suffering for it.

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A Probably-Stupid Question

Posted by Trijhak in One Second in Eternity, May 28 2016 · 72 views
probably stupid, pulse is stupid and 3 more...

...if the islands of the Matoran Universe are in domes, HOW DOES WEATHER WORK?

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Applejack's Day Off

Posted by Bambi in The Small Horse, May 28 2016 · 27 views
ponies

Alright, let us begin

lel

Those should be pretty hot

Wrong list maybe

Didn't think they were Applejack's thing either

This episode has been pretty funny so far

They didn't even try to hide those pipes?

Duct tape can fix anything

Replace a whole section of he fence for a little hole?

Pretty alright episode. 6.5/10

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Some days you just can't win

Posted by -ToaD- in ToaDally Terrible, May 28 2016 · 47 views

Today I lost at eating my own sub sandwich, I took one bite and then this happened;

Failure



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Being There

Posted by Ta-metru_defender in TMD's Creatively Named Blog, May 28 2016 · 66 views

Essays, Not Rants! 219: Being There

It’s a stormy night in 1995 and you’re a college student just returned from a year abroad. During that time your family moved to a large house on the outskirts of town. A house, you discover, without anyone home that looks like it’s been stolen.

That’s how Gone Home opens, a game where you assume the role of Kaitlin and explore your new house, trying to figure out what happened during the year you were away.

Now, Gone Home toes the line of being a video game. Sure, it’s ‘played,’ but there’s little in the way of actual choices to be made; you’re essentially walking around. There’s no proper conflict, no goombas to stomp nor Russians to shoot; you’re exploring a house and trying to discover what happened to your family. It’s a cool experience rife with environmental storytelling that sits somewhere as a first-person adventure game where the emotional heft comes from a sense of being there.

But that’s Gone Home, a game built entirely around that experience by an independent developer. It’s not something you’d expect to see in a Triple-A video game, the blockbusters of the gaming world. These games, much like movie blockbusters, focus on the action with the story being told through brief cutscenes (or, in the case of the Metal Gear Solid series, radio calls that last a quarter of Gone Home’s playtime). There’s a distinct separation of gameplay and story.

And this is where I talk about Uncharted.

Now, the Uncharted games have made a reputation for themselves by allowing you to play an action movie. Meaning that you don’t just watch Nathan Drake trying to grab on to a falling cargo container or running through a crumbling city; you, the player as Nathan Drake, get to try to grab on to falling cargo containers and run through crumbling cities. Big moments that would either be a cutscene or ignored entirely are made playable. It makes the action in Uncharted feel that much more visceral, you get to be the action hero.

Story, though, has mostly been done through cutscenes and bits of banter interspaced through gameplay. In that sense, Uncharted wasn’t really doing too much besides telling great stories.

Then, earlier this month, came Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Still a grand action-adventure story that would make Indiana Jones jealous, this entry took the time in the story’s downbeats to really let you be there.

Much of the central tension stems from Nathan being persuaded to leave the normal life he’s built with his wife, Elena. But the game doesn’t just tell you this, because that’d be obvious and boring. Rather, once we’ve caught up to Nathan in the present, we get the beautiful chapter “A Normal Life.” In it, the player can explore Nathan’s house, starting in the attic where they can look at notes and mementos of Nathan’s prior adventures before exploring the rest of the house where they can flip through a book of wedding photos and look at to do post-its on the fridge before sitting down with Elena to talk and play a video game (yes, in a video game; it’s awesome). What this delightfully quiet chapter does is put the player in Nathan’s shoes, establishing what he’d be walking away from were it to go on another adventure. Rather than just having Nathan say “I have a good life” in a cutscene, A Thief’s End employs Gone Home’s technique and has the player explore a space, using the clues to form their own narrative.

In other words, “A Normal Life” has the player playing a cutscene, only instead of an action one, it’s a purely story and emotional focused beat. You don’t fight anyone or climb a rockface, instead you just get to be there.

Which is pretty friggin’ fantastic.

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Pickles

Posted by Kohaku in Sylvalum, May 28 2016 · 69 views

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I posted this on my various social media accounts earlier but I am going to talk about it here too. As many of you know I talked about our cat, Pickles quite a bit.

So it is with a heavy heart that I must say that she passed away yesterday morning.

RIP Pickles.

Love you, Pickles.

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Which Set Should I Build First?

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster in The Island., May 28 2016 · 56 views
Tahu Uniter, Darth Vader and 1 more...

So I have three unbuilt sets currently sitting in my room. One is the General Grievous constraction set, which I got back in September. The other two are the Tahu Uniter set and the Darth Vader constraction set, both which I got back in March. I haven't build any of these sets due to a combination of work, doing various stuff online, playing Pokemon: Omega Ruby, and me just being lazy. :P

But now with the Ekimu titan and Umarak the Destroyer sets coming out soon, I figured I better build the sets I already have before getting new ones. And since I have a couple days off next week, I thought I could at least get one of them built during that time. An I think it would be fun to put it to a vote from my fellow BZP members to see which one I built first.

This vote will go until Tuesday, as that is one of my days off next week. Everyone can cast one vote, which they do so by leaving a comment in this entry. I'll tally the score as the votes are casted and keep it updated here. I will say that I personally would be fine if building any one of these first. I am just curious to see which one would get the most votes if I put it to one. And so here we are. :P

Now vote away!

General Grievous: 2
Darth Vader: 1
Tahu Uniter: 3

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Nerf this!

Posted by Angel Beat in ~ Canterlot's Sparkling Jewel ~, May 27 2016 · 72 views
Overwatch

Love, D.Va.

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some more updates and stuff

Posted by Serein in pain's a secret no one keeps. you're the lie that I believe., May 27 2016 · 64 views

no jokes this time and I'll probably keep it relatively brief and casual cuz I'm just too tired

lots of great new music came out in the past couple weeks. there was the new Katatonia last week which is currently my AotY, and then this week new Architects and Thrice both of which are pretty killer. dude at the record store sold me the former a day earlier than the release date which is pretty cool. meanwhile I've been trying to work out a new organizational/storage system for my 750+ CDs and that's been kind of a pain (literally. those boxes are heavy)

also been catching up on this season's anime. Studio Trigger's Space Patrol Luluco is adorable and one of my favorite things in a while, although tonight's episode was kind of weird and felt rushed but still. I've also been enjoying Wit Studio's new show Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. it's a little too similar to Attack on Titan (also by Wit) storywise but the animation is absolutely gorgeous and I'm liking the characters for the most part. Kiznaiver is another thing I'm really enjoying, it's also by Trigger but it looks and feels kind of different for them and I'm really digging the story and the characters. I've also been watching Mayoiga, although I don't know why at this point, since almost all the characters are really unlikeable and the story has kinda jumped the shark. beyond that I've started Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless and Anne Happy but haven't gotten far enough in either to make a judgment yet, and I've also still got a pretty long list of stuff I intend to check out at some point.

and finally (and most importantly), in addition to my continued quest for employment I'm probably gonna start taking art classes soon. haven't worked out the specifics but it's something I'm really interested in doing and I've already found a few options that seem plausible. maybe if this pans out I can eventually do art as a career, that'd be pretty cool

and that's it I guess. idk why I've decided to make these occasional life update entries here, my interest in this place is at an all-time low and I don't think anybody reads them anyway, but whatever


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BZPower Shirts up for grabs!

Posted by Jedi Master J. in The Library That Never Was, May 27 2016 · 148 views

Hey, folks.

As mention in my last few entries, I have a bunch of BZPower shirts that I brought from Brappy Hour's leftover shirts lot awhile back (Like two or so years ago, to be exact. XD). And well, I figure its about time that I put them up for grabs for you folks that miss out on them or just couldn't afford them at the time, etc.

So yeah, here's the list of shirts up for grabs:

- 6 Small 2012 BZP Shirts

- 1 Large 2013 BZP Shirt - Claimed by Makuta Luroka > All Gone!

- 7 6 Small 2014 BZP Shirts - Claimed by Nescent (1) > 6 Left

- 2 1 Medium 2014 BZP Shirts - Claimed by Ehksidian (1) > 1 Left

- 4 Large 2014 BZP Shirts - Claimed by V-N (1), ~Shockwave~ (1), Hordaki (1), AZBlue (1) > All Gone!

The shirts are free and there is no charge for shipping (I will also ship overseas if needed.).

Also I did not create these shirts (Brappy Hour did and is currently creating a Piraka theme shirt for this year's BrickFair VA) and I cannot recreate them, so what you see above is all I have.

So if you are interest in one of these shirts, please leave a comment to let me know which one and what size.

That's about it. Oh, wait, I almost forgot to mention this... If I still I have shirts leftover by July 4th, I will closed this blog entry and drop off whatever leftover to a nearby Purple Heart station, so you have till July 4th to claim one of these shirts.

Okay, that's all I got to say for this entry. Once again, if you want one of the shirts, please leave a comment letting me know which one and what size. Oh, and thanks for taking the time to read this. I hope you all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2016

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BrickCon 2016

Posted by Swert in Life in the Swert lane, May 26 2016 · 80 views

... So I might be going. Depends on funding and/or events leading up to the show.

... So what should I build in celebration of my return from a 2 year exile? XD

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Unfortunately Tekulo is still watching Once Upon a Time

Posted by Lapis Lazuli in This is my ocean pillar ♫♪, May 26 2016 · 102 views

Man I hated that finale...

GET OFF MY OCEAN PILLAR!
~Lapis ♡


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Time Wasting

Posted by Destined Blade in Trainer in a Faraway Place, May 24 2016 · 53 views

So, I just went through and got all of the blogs that weren't disabled marked as read. All 90+ pages of them. Why did I do it? I have absolutely no clue, I guess I was too bored for even Picross to help... ;-;

now, if you'll excuse me, I think I need to reboot Firefox, it's complaining a bit about the sheer amount of stuff that's happened since the last reboot.

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summertime

Posted by Ehksidian in Cairo, Oblivia, May 24 2016 · 72 views

so i just went to a toys 'r' us here in canada
they had all the summer bionicle sets
so of course i picked up umarak the destroyer. contemplated getting ekimu but decided against it since i still didn't get any of the unity toa. picked up lewa/uxar instead.

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Applications

Posted by Obsessionist in Chronic Obsessions, May 24 2016 · 69 views

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If you can type 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 WPM or more, you'll just have to resort to scientific notation.



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