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  1. Notice re: Memoirs: Sorry for the delay between closing time and announcement. Math has to be done to be sure the results are handled properly (since the total number of winners wasn't set in stone), and I'm busy right now with real life stuff. I'll get to it soon though.

  2. Retelling update: Not much progress, but a little; I wrote some further non-canon events after the fall of Atero. Probably about halfway to the Ignika's arrival.

  3. Re-telling update: Atero has fallen. The chapter I just finished ended up with 24 pages, so yeah, the 20-page maximum rule is definitely history in Part Nine!

  4. I've just made a Bionicle storyline quiz using the new system -- check it out! http://www.bzpower.com/board/quiz/20-bionicle-storyline-guru-quiz-1/ If you're curious why the right and wrong answers are what they are, PM me the link to your results to prove you took it, and I'll forward you a list of explanations I wrote up. :)

  5. So, I have a big reply to your latest topic, but BZP apparently has a glitch now that prevents posts... and PMs (I tried that too). Profile comments seem to be working, so letting you know here. The simple answer (to that also-common question :P) is the Turaga were afraid some Matoran would try to return, and get killed or infected by Makuta. And there could be any number of tunnel ways down. Hope this gets through... >_>

    1. bonesiii

      bonesiii

      Aaaand posting is working again. Reply got through this time in the topic (and got partially Ninja'd, but not my fault this time :P).

  6. Well, looks like I hit the bandwidth limit for a free photobucket account (which I used for the retelling art, after Brickshelf glitched). My options there are to pay $3 a month to remove limits, or wait until the 17th and when monthly bandwidth will reset to zero. I had planned to use brickshelf, but the folder for the images glitched. I'll look into what to do. For now, the images for the chapter on Wed. will be on brickshelf.

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    2. bonesiii

      bonesiii

      That would be part of the looking into what to do. :P For starters, I can switch a lot of the URLs to the brickshelf ones that didn't glitch. And maybe I can just make more folders on brickshelf.

    3. Voxumo

      Voxumo

      Ah.. well don't know how much bandwidth photobucket gives you, but flickr does give you one terabyte to use, on a free account. not sure if that helps or not

    4. fishers64

      fishers64

      Flickr works great if you know how to use it, but it's probably not the most efficient (or secure, Yahoo). It takes a specific set of non-intuitive buttons to get the images into BZP, and they keep changing the configuration around just to annoy me. Best to stick with what you know if you don't have time for a learning curve.

  7. Update: Once again, no more of the retelling's end has been written as I've been working on the contest, and some RL stuff that came up unexpectedly. But some refining of the plans for the end has happened, and I'm keeping up with posting the early chapters... barely lol. In Memoirs, just dealt with a difficult entry that looks like its author is inactive and won't edit needed things. Hoooopefully the other entries will go faster.

  8. Update: Sorry for neglecting updates... although not much of Part Nine has been written for a while, as I'm working on the Memoirs contest mainly. I did get most of chapter 83 written though since last update.

  9. Retelling update: Mostly I've been rechecking Part One stuff, and doing some last-minute art for those chapters. Half of Chapter 82 is written too, but I realized a better way to do something in 81 by moving it to later in 82, so I'm now going through 81 again to edit.

  10. Retelling progress -- Chapter 81 written, with several non-canon events important to my plot. It did end up, as I suspected Part Nine chapters might, going one page longer than the earlier working-maximum of 20 pages. Not sure whether to expect that trend to continue through the rest; we'll see!

  11. Bionicle retelling is LAUNCHED! Enjoy! http://www.bzpower.com/board/index.php?showtopic=12172

    1. Jakura Nuva

      Jakura Nuva

      Thank you so very much for making this!

  12. Retelling update: LAUNCHING THIS WEEK! Stay tuned! More art is made for it too. See more detailed update on my blog: http://www.bzpower.com/board/index.php?app=blog&module=display&section=blog&blogid=39&showentry=128310

  13. I've just posted a blog entry with more detailed updates about the progress of my retelling: http://www.bzpower.com/board/index.php?app=blog&module=display&section=blog&blogid=39&showentry=128035

  14. Retelling progress: Haven't gotten much farther than the previous note in the actual writing; the Nuva are inside the Codrex. But I've been doing some of the art that I've been putting off. Specifically: a protodite (as I imagine under the microscope, based on Protodax), a stylized adaptive Hau, another image of Tuyet's mask based on one used with permission by another artist, Miserix's Kanohi, Mask of Creation, and Mutran's pet rock (pre-Mountain)

  15. Retelling progress report: Takanuva is explaining to the Toa Nuva about the energy storms; they are about to head for the Codrex.

    1. bohrokmaster

      bohrokmaster

      Wow! Good job! How many pages/or chapters do you have left? I'm dying to read your whole story!

    2. bonesiii

      bonesiii

      As of this comment now, 11 and a half chapters to go. :) (Of about 20 pages each, though I may extend that maximum for the last few ones, depending on how it goes.)

    3. bonesiii

      bonesiii

      Correction, 10 and a half. Math. :P

  16. Retelling progress: Matoro has sacrificed his life to save Mata Nui. Since this came up in a topic, I didn't have space to include the reanimation of Alternate Tuyet's corpse. Not sure if that or several side threads like it will end up playing a role or not, but if so it'll have to be mentioned as a brief flashback later. Now 77 of 90 chapters written.

    1. Rahkshi Guurahk

      Rahkshi Guurahk

      So close to the book now. =P

  17. New Year's Eve retelling update: I'd hoped to have the whole (first draft) written by tomorrow; that's clearly not happening, but I'm getting very close! Only 15 of 90 chapters left to write. Ignika is in Dekar's hands. Now almost certain I won't need to add any extra chapters.

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    2. Kopekemaster

      Kopekemaster

      (I meant please do have extra chapters)

    3. bonesiii

      bonesiii

      Well, I doubt I will. However, from the start I've had a 20 page maximum per chapter, and most early chapters ended well short of 20. The lengths have gone up consistently as I have gone on (intentionally, but I mean the plans have happened :P), so it's -sort of- like having extra chapters. It's more content-rich as the end approaches. Many chapters I've just written in the past month have been 20 full pages. So there's that. :)

    4. bonesiii

      bonesiii

      Also possible I'll start breaking the 20-page maximum rule in the final ten chapters, but I don't have much of a sense of that yet.

  18. Retelling update: Toa Inika have begun first battle with all six Piraka and Brutaka; Hakann and Thok are about to steal Brutaka's powers.

  19. Data loss fix updates: I saved things like the Greg Compendium and all posts and reviews in all my fanfics (there aren't many of them that were on this forum, though; I had yet to repost any from the old forum). I'll try to get all that stuff up in some form or another soon, but it'll have to be next week at the earliest. Retelling: 70 of the planned 90 chapters done! Voya Nui plot started.

  20. Retelling progress: Finished a long chapter of almost totally non-canon events between Takua's summoning of the Toa and the canisters actually arriving. Also going back to earlier chapters' comments to add links to story source YouTube videos!

    1. bohrokmaster

      bohrokmaster

      I hope we'll see the whole story of Bionicle :-)

    2. VakamaMetruNui

      VakamaMetruNui

      How far into the story are you going to go with this retelling?

    3. bonesiii

      bonesiii

      To the end. (Likely will stop short of TYQ and TPTB.)

  21. Retelling draft progress: Takua has summoned the Toa and crashed into the beach. If you ever wondered how the heck he could survive that, story has an explanation. :) (Dunno if it counts as a theory... I don't know that any actual evidenced theory could make that work lol.)

  22. Update: Retelling is now looking like it will end up as 90 chapters rather than 80 if things go how they have been. I'm on track with the plan so far (Takua is going around rescuing Turaga prior to MNOG now; midway through chapter 60), but I strongly suspect the later plans were too squished-together. We'll see.

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    2. Kopekemaster

      Kopekemaster

      Are you EVER going to share it with us?

    3. fishers64

      fishers64

      He will. Otherwise he wouldn't have the opportunity to fry our brains with his big mystery. :P

       

      Eh, I think he will end up with 100 chapters. Making EB look short.

    4. Art Vandelay

      Art Vandelay

      Idk I think he could easily end up with well over 100 chapters.

  23. Retelling progress: Takua has been banished.

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    2. Toa Kayn

      Toa Kayn

      I know! Such a heartless act :s

    3. bonesiii

      bonesiii

      Ironically my non-canon protagonist knows that Takua being banished will be good (somehow) in the end.

       

      But he didn't cause it... on purpose... He would swear to it. :P

    4. bonesiii

      bonesiii

      Progress: Not much since last update. Whenua has been rescued by Takua (going through the plot of the GBA game now).

  24. Progress on Bionicle history retelling: mostly done with the 59th chapter; everything up until the sinking of Mahri Nui is done (about to write that). Well, need to add a few words about the founding of Koli, but not really sure where that properly goes chronologically; I'm putting it before Mahri Nui but who knows.

    1. bonesiii

      bonesiii

      And now Mahri Nui is sunk.

  25. Progress on retelling of entire Bionicle history: Ahkmou has arrived on Mata Nui and he's already been bad. (How so is spoilers. :P)

    1. Art Vandelay

      Art Vandelay

      Could you give me a link to your story? I can't seem to find it. It sounds awesome though! :)

    2. bonesiii

      bonesiii

      There won't be a link until I finish writing it, proofread, and then start posting. :P Keep watching here, on my blog, and in my sig for the link when it does start. :)

    3. Art Vandelay

      Art Vandelay

      Oh ok, makes sense. XD I can't wait to read it when its finished.

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