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#1 Offline fishers64

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Posted Jul 30 2014 - 02:46 PM

I have a few. 

1) Looking snazzy

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Nah. That one never gets old.

2) Research (finding information)

Real Life: *goes to scholarly article database* *and wikipedia* *and wades through a whole bunch of questionable sources on Google* *finally just decides to find a book* *except there are ten dozen of those...*

BZPower: BS01--> Greg Dialogues or official story sources.---> Done (zip).

3) Citing sources/quoting people

Real Life:

 (parenthetical citation) [...]Author, Source. "Article Title." Website Title. Publisher or Sponsor, 1 Jan. 2010. Web. 30 July 2014.

BZPower:

 [quote name="source of quote"]quote is here[/quote]

4) Publishing fiction

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5) Talking to yourself

6) Spending time with people (in general)

7) Stealing stuff

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Do you have more? What do you think of these? Go!


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#2 Offline Underscore

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Posted Jul 30 2014 - 02:53 PM

Well, what I say almost always sounds dorky in real life, but one can go back and retype a post until it sounds right to make a joke or a snappy retort or something.


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#3 Offline Pupwa21

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Posted Jul 30 2014 - 05:22 PM

Any social interaction what so ever.
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#4 Online Gatanui

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Posted Jul 30 2014 - 05:58 PM

Anything that works in the digital realm but not in the analog one I guess? :P

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#5 Offline ~Shockwave~

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Posted Jul 30 2014 - 07:27 PM

Staying out of arguments is significantly easier here. Not that that's stopped me until recently.


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Posted Jul 30 2014 - 07:54 PM

Talking to people. Seriously. I'm almost utterly incapable of doing it in real life.

Unless I "emulate" sociability, in a way. But if I do that for more than a day or two, I literally (not misusing that word) have a mental breakdown that lasts several hours.

 

Similar, but interacting with really cool people. There are a lot of you here.


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Posted Jul 30 2014 - 09:07 PM

Sharing stuff about Bionicle. There's so many people who, when I mention I still build with Lego, give me a weird look, so I just don't anymore. Here I can actually show off all my drawings and builds and not say "oh, it's just a robot."

 

And yes, talking to people. I can totally sympathize with you, Kopekemaster.


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#8 Offline Norik Of Celtania

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Posted Jul 30 2014 - 09:38 PM

1.Talking about Bionicle to people who know what the Karz I'm talking about and don't just say,

"Oh, I used to buy them."

2.Enjoying discussions

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Posted Jul 30 2014 - 11:05 PM

Asking people if they dream about farm animals is a lot easier here. People just look at you funny when you ask them in real life (outside of BrickFair, of course).


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Posted Jul 31 2014 - 12:49 AM

Sharing stuff about Bionicle. There's so many people who, when I mention I still build with Lego, give me a weird look, so I just don't anymore. Here I can actually show off all my drawings and builds and not say "oh, it's just a robot."

 

And yes, talking to people. I can totally sympathize with you, Kopekemaster.

Amen. There's a lot of truth in this statement. People still seem to find it weird when an "older" dude says he builds with LEGO. 


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#11 Offline PrismWind

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Posted Jul 31 2014 - 05:47 AM

On BZP, people don't keep adding me to the Kik group message even when I leave.
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Posted Jul 31 2014 - 11:36 AM

Talking about Bionicle. The people here are only ones I know that still have an interest in the theme, and even Lego in general. And since I still really like Bionicle, its nice to be able to discuss it with others. 


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Posted Aug 01 2014 - 08:38 AM

Having in-depth discussions about BIONICLE, other themes, and even other storylines... You don't meet people that are into that kind of thing much in real life, at least not where I live.


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Posted Aug 02 2014 - 04:37 AM

Collecting your thoughts and expressing them well. Being honest I still have trouble doing that here - but believe me it's a lot better than the irl version of me (people always misunderstand what I'm trying to express :( ).


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Posted Aug 02 2014 - 11:00 AM

While it applies to this website as any other I'm on, the only thing that is easier to do on websites then real life is talk about fandoms with friends. For me, it's BIONICLE, Ben 10 or Power Rangers/Super Sentai. Naturally, I don't have many friends in real life that are interested in any of these.Thus websites dedicated to them are great, because it allows me to interact with others that share my same interests, and make new friends. 


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Posted Aug 02 2014 - 11:36 AM

Collecting your thoughts and expressing them well. Being honest I still have trouble doing that here - but believe me it's a lot better than the irl version of me (people always misunderstand what I'm trying to express :( ).

 

It is really nice not having to reply to someone immediately and having time to check sources, plan what you're going to say, throw something clever in there, and then post maybe a few hours later.


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Posted Aug 06 2014 - 09:28 AM

Getting pulled into drama related to a presently cancelled toy-line...


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Posted Aug 06 2014 - 09:30 AM

Sticking your tongue out after every other sentence and not looking a little bit crazy for it :P
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Posted Aug 06 2014 - 09:50 AM

Generally, I find that it's really difficult to be absent from real life for several months and then revive myself for about a week. I've done that twice since leaving BZP, however.

 

BZPower is pretty much the only place of the two where teens and adults can have in-depth discussions about BIONICLE, though. Closest I can get to it is a conversation with my little brother, and he'd much rather talk about Super Smash Bros.


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#20 Offline Fairy Knight

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Posted Aug 08 2014 - 12:43 PM

I guess for me it's actually approaching people and forming friendships. :fear:

 

Apart from that, discussing Lego and Bionicle, obviously. ^_^


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Posted Aug 09 2014 - 11:21 AM

Trading. People are so hard to barter with in real life.


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