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  1. Excellent work! I'd love to see the Unmasked books at some point, as they have some exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews.
  2. Ooh, nice work with the multimedia update! Gathered Friends will definitely use those versions from now on. Speaking of the podcast, here are a couple of issues I found while reading Book 2. Not many this time! Chapter 3: "The Toa 'gaped' in amazement" "Gasped", perhaps? Wall of History, Last-Moment Save: "Until the threat of the swarms 'is past'." Should be "has passed".
  3. I've started reading this all from the beginning with some friends, so I'll keep you posted with any errors/points of confusion along the way. So far, up to the end of Book 1. For reference, I'm using the Complete Collection, "Complete" edition, up to date as of December 21st 2018. Book 1, Chapter 23 (page 104) Everything from "Then it is settled" to "I think... that 'Charge!' is not a plan" This section wasn't in the original Tale of the Toa and feels awkwardly placed, specifically with how it leads into the next section. I'm not sure where this section comes from, but the moment it builds to (the raid on the Nui-Jaga nest in the jungle) is never resolved and it just hard cuts to Pohatu's group recovering a mask from a lone Jaga in Po-Wahi. Also, since Kopaka both ends this section and starts the next one by telling Lewa that a plan is foolish, the boundary between the two sections is blurred. On a first read, it seems like the two sections just tell one continuous scene, but that doesn't make sense either. I vote to cut the section entirely, unless there is an existing second half to that scene that got lost in the shuffle. Should be "fling it against the wall" as the Manas is the one being flung and is always referred to as "it". Should be "I say to Puku." or, "I say to the crab." as Takua is clearly addressing Puku and not just speaking to himself. Should be "but notices that Matau is trapped inside it" or "but notices Matau trapped inside it" Hope that helps! As an aside, I gotta say that re-reading from the beginning really highlights how rough the early story is. Even when the grammar is perfect, the characterisation is very barebones and the Tales of the Tohunga transcription really messes with the canon as established by the comics and books. Good call making that epilogue optional!
  4. Yeah, I wouldn't expect something similar for G2 until at least 2020 at the earliest. If you want to contribute, you could always start converting the G2 books you own into digital text files, either by scanning them and using OCR or by manually typing them out. That way, if such a project does end up happening, you could provide the raw text as a base. Also, happy one-year anniversary to the initial publication of this topic!
  5. Good to see the project is still going well, just thought I'd bump the topic to avoid it dying. That said, do you think the slower update schedule is indicative that editing is almost done? I'm planning on having a hardcover copy made of each book (for personal use, not to sell ) but I wanna be sure that it won't be made obsolete by a newer edition mere days later.
  6. Whew, lad! This is a fantastic service you've done for the community. Truth be told, I've always wanted to do something similar, but I'm far too lazy to actually do so. Glad to see you had the commitment to pull it off, and also to continue working on it past release to make it the best that it can be! Hmm, after this is all done, I can just envision the completed tomes lining a shelf... ooh, the chills!
  7. I feel like this would work better on /r/bioniclememes than the BZP boards.
  8. Why not Creeping in My Soul? It's practically the same song!
  9. It's great seeing our little franchise getting mainstream recognition, as much as Reddit can provide, anyway. The sudden influx of memes is as inexplicable as it is amusing, and I look forward to what else lies in store before something new obscures it.
  10. There are, in fact, other planets in the Solis Magna system. Certain story materials do show the GSR visiting other planets, and Greg has confirmed that it never left the star system. As for space travel? That's difficult to say. The Matoran Universe inhabitants were relatively technologically advanced, but knew that they were confined to the domes that housed their islands, so they would not invest time and resources into a fruitless effort. On the other hand, the Bara Magna inhabitants had precious few resources to work with, and the Bota Magna inhabitants were mostly savages from what we've heard. Now that the three planets have become one, and the cultures merged under the starry skies of Solis Magna, it may be possible that they could engineer space travel within a few hundred years. After all, the GSR itself is a space-faring vessel, and the Great Beings' knowledge is not lost to the ages.
  11. If I recall correctly, the Matoran knew that islands were contained within domes and that each dome was linked to other domes. They likely also noticed that the domes' relative positions to one another occasionally changed (such as, unbeknownst to them, when the robot moved its arms) so I imagine cartography was mostly done on a dome-by-dome basis rather than a full universe map.
  12. Nice to see you getting back into this! It'll be interesting to see where the story goes in this rebooted continuity of yours. Oh, and I think I see a familiar colour palette on our friend Doc, there
  13. Bows could have been made a lot more poseable in G2. Like Bfahome said, some kind of variable-length axle (maybe it pushes through the centre of the bow, and acts like an arrow) would have helped matters. But the weapon variety was much, much appreciated. G1 was extremely over-saturated with swords and spears, and many of the other weapons just functioned as swords of a slightly different shape, for example, the Toa Inika weapons. Axonn's axe, Gali's hooks... we could have done with more variety like that.
  14. Wow, that is really cool. What could we do as a community to mark the event? A massive Discord chat? A post-pictures-of-the-sky topic? Saying a prayer to Mata Nui in the language of the Matoran?
  15. A quick google search reveals that Invincibility Robot actually continued all the way up to and including the Stars, believe it or nay. Star Soldier/Brick Soldier may or may not be made by the same company, but they existed in one form or another from knock-off 2005 sets through Hero Factory and even 2015 Bionicle.
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