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    Chugger of all that is Icy
  • Birthday 03/10/1998

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  1. Man, I just watched these things for the first time since probably 2006. Anyone else remember these things? They were coming out right around when I was first getting into Bionicle. I think they were probably the first story material I was really exposed to, despite not being canon, since I wasn't getting the comics at that time and I didn't start buying the books until I had enough of the sets under my belt, so later in the year. Despite not technically being cannon, they did a really good job of setting the mood of the year in my opinion. They showed the Piraka infighting but begrudgingly working together and really captured the feeling of going down into a cave to find the mask of life. Also gotta comment on the small games included. These things are actually surprisingly hard. I only got passed one of them on my first try (the boulder) and just skipped the rest. I don't know how 8 year old got passed them, but I know he would have had too much pride to just skip like I do now. The fifth one with filling in the Inika names is actually a pretty cool concept for a game, but I just find it hilarious the way they just get slightly bigger each time you correctly select a letter.
  2. Honestly I think Bionicle should probably stick to its own for the most part. Appearances in more general LEGO crossovers like the Lego Movies would be cool, but I think they would do better to focus on like the more Lego-y? aspects of the characters rather than getting super deep into Bionicle lore. Seeing minifigure sized characters basically treating Toa or even matoran like giants could be fun.
  3. So first of all I'm real happy that this old site is back online. BZPower has always been a special place for me and Brickfair has kind of renewed my interest in the Bionicle community, so I'm glad to have it back, and I think the new forum software will eventually turn out to be better than what we were using, even if there are some kinks to work out still. Anyway that Brickfair was one of the greatest experiences I've had in a long time. It felt so good to be totally immersed in such a great community for a few days. I've been trying to make an effort to be more social in general since the events of my last entry, and realizing that there's something like this where I can really connect with like-minded people greatly lifted my spirits. Special shout out to my Team Farm Animals! There were a lot of great mocs on display too, and even my one humble creation I decided to bring last minute seemed to get a pretty good response. This totally made up for missing last year's event. In a way, it felt nice to have such a big thing to point to as being better in my life this year compared to last, particularly something that I didn't share with my ex. (See last entry.) But hopefully I won't be missing any more! What probably stood out the most to me were the events of the final night. There was just a massive turnout for the annual dinner, after which we all hung around in the parking lot, no one wanting to leave too soon. But leave we eventually had to, with me going back with a few to play Jackbox back at the hotel as we had done almost every night. And honestly, there was just such a massive Bionicle presence in general. There were so many tables and they were so full a few people moved their mocs to other appropriate sections, and there were several seminars and panels related to Bionicle. The majority I think. It really showed me how big this community still is, even we're a bit fractured. And I'm glad I had such a great community experience at this time, because shortly after I got back home, I lost most of my friends, including a few of my longest time friends since middle school, to what is essentially a political dispute. I won't go into details here, but obviously it upset greatly to have so many people I had been close to suddenly decide they want nothing to do with me. If it had happened at a lower point in my life, my spirit might have been broken completely. So thank you Since then, I've gone back to college. I go out and play Pathfinder on Thursdays and Magic: The Gathering on Fridays. I spend a lot of time on my studies, but I have been exploring that wider Bionicle community that I was alerted to, mainly in the form of listening to various YouTube videos in the background while I play Hearthstone. I did watch Biocraft as I was told about at Brickfair and really enjoyed it too! Anyway, that's a short update on the last little bit with what's been going on with me. I'm glad to be back on here; let's keep the good times rolling.
  4. Valendale

    Return of a website

    Yeah I feel like blogs definitely got hit the hardest.
  5. Imagine having a 1x2 tile for a child. Also this is the first time to my knowledge that there has been an actual bathtub depicted in a set.
  6. This is just what I've found in 10 or so minutes of exploring but: It seems older messages from profile feeds are gone? It looks like they are replaced by general content feeds? NEVERMIND: Can still be found by going to "see activity" and selecting "status updates" It looks like the friends list has been replaced with a followers list? If the tracker isn't coming back, the header at the top of this subforum needs to be edited.
  7. So did we just lose all our old profile feeds or what? That was like the one thing I didn't have the foresight to backup.

    1. Valendale


      Never mind they're still here.

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