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John Smith

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About John Smith

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    People assume that my location exists in a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint—it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly...timey-wimey...stuff.
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    Hello there. Here are some basic things about me:
    I've been a Bionicle fan since 2001.
    I'm a Christian.
    My favorite:
    -Novel is The Lord of the Rings.
    -Movie fluctuates depending on my mood. Some top contenders are Ben-Hur, The Princess Bride, The Matrix, and, of course, The Lego Movie.
    -TV shows are Star Trek, Doctor Who (shocker, I know), Sherlock, Psych, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
    -Composers are Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and, in more recent times, John Williams.
    -Rock bands are too numerous to list here. Suffice it to say that I listen to a lot of 60's through 80's oldies, as well as progressive rock/metal and alternative.
    -Video game is Morrowind.

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  1. Thanks! For my money, "Bionitrek IV: The Legend Discontinued" is the best fake title. (Also, wouldn't "That Lego Movie before the cool one" be Clutch Powers? ) Glad you enjoyed it!
  2. Shibboleth: There is no such thing as void-- Response: All things are in flux.
  3. Haha, that's a great way to put it! And i think it applies not just to Tuma, but to the whole movie--it really had the potential to be something interesting (Greg Farshtey provided the basic plot, after all), but they completely squandered it by executing it incredibly poorly. For instance, with Tuma, all that really needs to change is his portrayal. If he had behaved like a competent villain, and had actually been defeated in a legitimate fight, I think his role in the plot could remain the same without issue.
  4. Huh, forgot about that one. Perhaps I will!
  5. Hm. I think the problem in that case would be not the lack of dialogue, but the lack of a continuous "one scene sets up the next" plot, despite the plot being very complex. If you wanted to adapt it without using much dialogue, I think you'd need a narrator for large portions of it, which might make it seem dull or pointless. On the other hand, an animated adaptation wouldn't have to play up the battle scenes as much as a live-action one, which would help it stay a lot more faithful to the source material. Perhaps the solution is to only adapt certain parts that do have a more linear narrative, like the story of Beren and Luthien. As an FYI to naysayers, please do remember that Samurai Jack did this and pulled it off incredibly well. Indeed. I've only seen a little bit of it, but it was done excellently and I could definitely get behind an animated Silmarillion adaptation using some similar techniques.
  6. I don't know if the Silmarillion would work well as a trilogy; most of it is told in narration, not dialogue, so the screenwriters would have to invent quite a lot of dialogue. At least in the Hobbit movie trilogy, I found much of the screenwriter-invented dialogue to be rather poor; It had a different, more modern, style and cadence than Tolkien's dialogue. So unless they hire someone who can more effectively mimic Tolkien's style, I can't say I look forward to a Silmarillion movie. The Children of Húrin could work, though, since it has more dialogue and is fleshed out in greater detail than much of the Silmarillion. Also, thanks for mentioning that 4 hour edit of the Hobbit movies; it sounds interesting!
  7. I'd like to make more, but I think I'm about out of Bionicle-related songs to do! Perhaps I could do the rest of Cryoshell's songs, though...
  8. Wow, I wasn't expecting to get this much positive feedback. Thanks, guys!
  9. Thanks! I put way more thought into them than I probably should have. Ah, the old classic, Waylaid within a Vision!
  10. Well, since I already had two CroyShell songs, I told myself I wouldn't do any others unless requested...so I'll do it! Ninja edit: I added it! Thanks! As we all know, there is no higher art form than the Joseph Ducreux meme. Danke!
  11. what are you talking about how dare you defile the piraka rap I'm so sorry I ruined the timeless masterpiece that is the Piraka Rap! Thanks! You know...it didn't occur to me to do Move Along because I never saw the ads it was in (I live in a bubble), but I just might add it! Edit: The deed is done.
  12. I haven't seen anyone do this before, so the other day, I decided to take a few well-known Bionicle-related songs and make Joseph Ducreux memes out of them. I thought they ended up being pretty funny, so here are the results. Enjoy! (Hero, by the All-Insane Kids) (Creeping in My Soul, by CryoShell) (The Piraka Rap) (Gravity Hurts, by CryoShell) (Move Along, by the All-American Rejects) (Bye Bye Babylon, by CryoShell) Edit: Please use spoiler tags for storyline-related spoilers only. -Wind-
  13. 3/5; I loved the organ, and the instrumental parts had a cool "groove," but I really didn't care for the vocals in the verses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFLiKLoxWD8
  14. Assuming something like this were a feasible possibility...I'd have to go with Obsidian. Both companies really good at crafting open worlds, but Obsidian is considerably better at telling a thoughtful story than Bethesda these days. As for customization, why not let the player choose which of the six Toa to play as, make a party-based game where you control all of them, or have different levels in which you control different characters?
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