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Year 15
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  • Birthday 03/04/1993

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    Bionicle, obviously. I love writing too, as well as everything concerning time and space travel. I'm also interested in biology and law.

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  1. This prototype image of the Coliseum should give some insight into what's up with the different Coliseum art. It appears that the main tower of the Coliseum was initially planned to be surrounded by six other towers, and the official Metru Nui skyline art is based on that concept. However, in other media the other towers weren't used, leading to this inconsistency in the design.
  2. Us talking about the dates is just speculating, but Greg said that each story year was planned about 2 years in advance. For example, the decision to cancel Bionicle was made in November 2008, but we still got a whole year's worth of content, just because it had already been planned. Greg has also confirmed that at that point he was working on the screen treatment for the planned 2010 movie, meaning that the process had at least been started by then. Therefore I'm quite convinced the LoMN script would need to have been finished by summer 2003 at the latest, to allow the animators time to actually work on the movie. By December 2003, I'd say most stuff for 2004 would have already been set in stone. And following the same logic, the script for Web of Shadows would've been finished around summer 2004, with work for it having begun in late 2003. That leaves a relatively large timeframe for when the decision to add 2005 would've been made, since the original plans (which didn't include the Hordika story) were made in early 2002 (or late 2001, whatever the case may be).
  3. What you said is true. 2005 wasn't originally planned. My point was that they would've started to work on 2005 content way before the end of 2004, since that's how they prepare all their releases. They couldn't have prepared an entire year's worth of sets, a movie and everything in a few months. Bob Thompson planned the "7 books of Bionicle" around 2002, maybe late 2001, and the 2005 story wasn't in those plans. So if the 2005 story was thought of in 2003, as I presume, it still would've been a later addition compared to the rest of the story, and thus not originally planned. The sets and the movie script would then have been prepared during 2003-2004.
  4. Because 2004 was planned even earlier, and changing the script of the movie wouldn't really be feasible when animators are already working on the basis of what the script says. And this. This is the more important reason, actually.
  5. I doubt 2005 was planned that late, Lego always planned their story years well in advance. 2005 would've had to be planned in 2003 at the latest.
  6. The versions on Biomedia are glitch-free and playable in their entirety. The game was fixed by the community way back when Biomedia was still being created.
  7. Well, I mean, there is a pretty clearly defined canon. 2001 is really the only story year with lots of contradictions - with the rest, the number is significantly lower. Aside from that though, I do think the cards are very nice, but I would definitely exclude those cards that contradict other story material. Such as the golden mask ones, for example. I like this idea. It does require work to figure out the ideal placements, but it would definitely make for a nifty addition.
  8. Wow. There's a lot to cover here. First of all, congrats for finishing the update! It looks really slick, and some of the new features you added really impress me. The ability to rearrange the order of the content yourself, in particular, is something I wasn't expecting to see, and solves the disputes some of us have had with the ordering of the content. Regarding the customization though, I see that there are still story sources that cannot be checked or unchecked, like the story cards for example. It's certainly not a big problem, as you can simply uncheck everything and then check the main content again, but I thought I'd mention it nevertheless. Speaking of the cards... though it's nifty that you've added them, they are non-canon, so they do stick out akwardly. They also contradict the canon story and mention strange things like "the golden master mask of power" (at a time when the Toa don't even know about the golden masks yet). At the very least, I would indicate somehow that these things are non-canon, or semi-canon at best. Also, is there a way to return the default order after you've customized it? And is there a way to share your ordering with other people (as in, linking to a version of the site that uses your customized order)? There is one feature you removed, which I already miss - the original contents page, where you had each story year divided into its, own separate page. It made it so much easier to navigate the site, and I really think it should be brought back. I really like your idea of guidebook inclusion (even if the example you mentioned doesn't actually use any of the guidebooks, but other sources). I think a system where the info is linked the first time a certain name of concept is mentioned would be good, but I would not provide a link every single time. This also calls for a bit of tactical timing though... for example, I think including a bio for Onua would be much more organic in the book chapter where Onua is introduced, rather than in the introduction, where he's just mentioned by name. Similarly, throughout the website, I think consideration would need to be given to where exactly this info is linked to. But in general, I think the idea is a good one. Ok, now THIS took me completely off guard. You can actually do that? That sounds really, really awesome! And this even more so! This would be a great service to the Bionicle community, if you can pull it off. These are just my thoughts at a first glance. I'll have to take a more in-depth look at the site when I have the time. But it's looking good!
  9. Could it be due to the fact that white pieces are easier to paint? I think the transparent white Kaukau became more valuable because of that, at least.
  10. I love it! I'm also really fond of the movie-style, so it's nice to see more art in that style.
  11. Sometime ago, I began to record Bionicle audiobooks for my Youtube channel, in order to make the Bionicle novels accessible in the audiobook format. However, while I completed both Tale of the Toa and Beware the Bohrok on my own, I was also thinking of a new idea for continuing the project in the future: Bionicle audiobooks as a cooperation project among the fandom. My idea is this: Gather together Bionicle fans who would be interested in recording individual chapters of the Bionicle novels, resulting in a relatively fast and easy way to create audiobooks for each novel. In my mind, this idea is both achievable and relatively low effort for everyone involved, yet way easier and faster to accomplish with the help of the fandom, rather than just doing it alone (which does take time). Therefore, the purpose of this topic is to gauge interest among fellow Bzpower members. Would you be interested in helping out with such a project? I will pitch this idea and hopefully gather interested people on other platforms as well, but thought I should start here. Here’s an example of what I’ve been doing with the audiobooks so far. My idea is based on what loyalbooks has done with its own audiobooks, making the books via volunteers recording one chapter or more to contribute to the larger whole.
  12. Considering that I've been a full-time Bionicle fan since 2001, it's hard to pinpoint a time when it became nostalgic for me. The early years were certainly nostalgic long before G1 even ended. I don't really feel strong nostalgia for the years past 2006 though, as I stopped collecting the sets around that time and found the story to be on a decline.
  13. I recommend watching this playlist to get the main story of Bionicle. For a much more thorough take, I also recommend reading the Biological Chronicle compilation, which has all story material in the ideal reading order. These two are great ways to get into the lore. To answer the questions themselves: After The Legend Reborn came out, Bionicle was cancelled. As part of a last wave, they released these Dorn narration bits to provide a bit of exposition regarding the overall story, and its (hasty) ending. But it's canon. It's official, and it happened right at the end. No Great Being sets were sold, though they're officially the same species as the Glatorian, so they might as well have been. As previously mentioned, it was all planned from the beginning. It's one of the biggest reasons most of us hold Bionicle to such a high regard, as it was a mind-blowing plot twist that was built up for 8 years, and wonderfully executed. Again, I recommend watching the playlist I linked and reading Biological Chronicle to get an idea on the build-up.
  14. Very interesting discovery. Not a big fan of the content of the chapter itself, but just to see this after it being lost for so long is exciting in itself. To be honest, I don't think it should be featured on the Wall of History alongside other story material though. It sticks out really badly, considering that the plot it sets up doesn't reach any kind of resolution. Very confusing, especially for new readers.
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