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#1 Offline bonesiii

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Posted Jun 21 2011 - 10:51 PM

Welcome to the one-stop topic for S&T Rules, Official Topics, Contest History, and more. :)

 

The Storyline and Theories forum is where all discussion of the Bionicle storyline belongs, and where evidence-based theories about the storyline go. Also allowed here are question topics about the story.

 

Contents:

S&T Rules & Policies

Useful Story Resources

Contest History

 

Official Topics

These topics are always revivable (see end of rules post for details).

 

Official Greg Compendium

Official Red Star Guide

Official Velika Guide

 

NEW! Bionicle Generation 1 Misconceptions

And: Discussion Topic

 

Expanded Multiverse Discussion Topic

Official Expanded Multiverse Reference Topic

Story Submission Topic

 

 

[NOTE: This topic is still a work-in-progress from the old version. Please bear with me, and remember that Rule #1, the reference to BZP-wide rules (with link) is always in effect. Most S&T rules are simply a restatement of those rules.]


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#2 Offline bonesiii

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Posted Jun 22 2011 - 01:15 AM

Storyline and Theories Rules
 
1. Obey all general BZPower rules, as found in the Reference Desk.
 
2. No flaming/trolling. Be nice to each other.
 
3. No spam. Posts must add to the discussion's subject. Stay on topic, and avoid "repetition & agreement spam", which means posting the same thing others have already posted or just quoting them and saying "I agree". Note: Some topics ask for individual opinions on a subjective subject, and simple agreement posts in those are not necessarily spam. But in for example a topic asking for a canon answer to a storyline question, they would be spam.
 
4. No topic revival past 60 days since the latest post. The official topics are exempt from this and may be revived at any time.
 
5. Do not make "dupe" topics, which means a topic about the same specific subject as an existing active topic Before posting a new topic you should read through the current topic titles in S&T. If you find one about what you wanted to talk about, simply post in it. 

6. No offensive/inappropriate language or content, and avoid controversial subjects. This is a family-friendly establishment.
 
10. If you have any questions or concerns about these rules, please feel free to send me a PM.
 
Allowed Topics 
 
*Theories on the official storyline, based on evidence. (See "theory definition" section below for more.)

Questions about the official storyline (sometimes answered and closed, but left open if remaining questions have no definite answer, etc.).

Comments/observations/praise/criticisms about the storyline. 
Asking for "like or dislike" opinions/reactions about story-only subjects.

"What I/you would do differently" topics about the storyline

"What if" (alternate events and theorizing on their results) topics -- Though you would do better by expanding upon these ideas and posting them in the Libraries forums.
 
Prohibited Topics 
No speculation topics. Don't just pull something from thin-air.
No coincidence topics, The Bionicle stories are dense fiction, and there's always going to be some similar ideas.
No "post-it-here" topics, such as "post your favorite characters" or the like.
 
 
Spoiler Policy

In the wildly unlikely even that Bionicle Gen 3 comes to be this part will be amended. Otherwise all possible information is fair game.
 
Official Topics Policy

 

All Official Topics should be discussed in their relative threads. They are the only exception to the 60-day revival rule.


Edited by Makaru, Feb 22 2018 - 01:28 AM.
Updating smaller rules

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Posted Jun 22 2011 - 06:05 PM

Useful Story Resources
Besides the above resources, there are several other places you can go to find information, images, and the like about the Bionicle story. The following are the top recommended such places:
 
BIONICLEsector01 Wiki
With in-depth references pages on a plethora of Bionicle storyline subjects, editable by all site members and checked carefully by a diligent staff, this is the top resource for Bionicle story on the internet.

Biomedia Project

Much Bionicle content such as comics and games are archived here.
 
Online Serials
The later additions to the Bionicle storyline by Greg Farshtey are compiled in a BZPower topic here. They are also on Biosector01 and Biomedia.
 
BIONICLEstory.com
The official website focusing exclusively on the Bionicle storyline [as archived on Biomedia]. After the end of the main storyline and the sets, this is the main place the story is continued through, with updated story serials. There are also reference pages and more.

 

Greg Farshtey Q&A at the LEGO.com Message Boards

This is the place where fans can still ask Greg questions and occasionally get a tidbit of new info about the story. The above link is where you can see just Greg's posts (he goes by ScribeGT6817), as pointed out by TheSkeletonMan939. See the Official Greg Compendium for records of some of the most interesting of these from JAG18, extensive Q&A archives from when Greg used to answer questions here on BZP, provided by fishers64, and recent major updates thanks to Erebus. To ask questions of Greg at the LMB topic, you'll have to be logged in to a LEGO.com account.

 

The Faber Files

Christian Faber was one of the people who worked behind the scenes on concept art and development; he has a popular blog where, among other things, he reveals concept art and planning-stage ideas behind Bionicle, often relevant to the canon story. Above link is to his Bionicle category of entries; you can see entries related to other things he has worked on via the menu at the top.

 

Useful S&T Topics:

 

fishers64 has compiled a list of Greg answers to major questions and misconceptions about the story near the end: What Greg Farshtey Has To Say About Recent Storyline.


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Posted Jun 22 2011 - 06:07 PM

Contest HistoryThere are three main kinds of contests in S&T:S&T denotes official Storyline and Theories contests, which often add something to the story canon with Greg's permission.KJ/TC denotes contests advertised in pinned S&T topics, run by the KanohiJournal, usually in tandem with The Chronicler (previously called IDBM; the Unofficial German Bionicle Magazine).EM denotes noncanon Expanded Multiverse contests (previously called EU; Expanded Universe), with the theme of contributing to a "fanon" collection of characters, items, and more that are freely available for any fan to use in your own fanfics, roleplaying, games, whatever.Voting for all three of these contest series previously occured in the Story Voting forum; it will now belong in voting forums on the new forum as needed.Also:GF denotes special contests run by Greg Farshtey himself, also often to add something to the story canon.Italics denotes an archive forum link, thus an automatic logout. Non-italics and bolded links go to this forum and will not log you out.S&T Contest #1: Treespeak in Metru Nui? Name It! | Grand Final Poll | Results TopicGF Contest #1: Bohrok in the Maze of Shadows Game | Results TopicS&T Contest #2: A Thousand Years Untold | Leftover Judging | Voting Schedule | Results TopicGF Contest #2: Great Beings Contest | Winners & Answers PostGF Contest #3: The Next Chronicler | Results TopicGF Contest #4: Toa Mahri Masks | News Article with ResultsGF Contest #5: Bionicle Trivia ContestS&T Contest #3: What If? | Final Poll | Results TopicS&T Contest #4 / EM#1: Xian Weapons! | Results Topic | BRC Fanon Collection TopicS&T Contest #5: Bionicle Time Capsule | Results Topic | BRC Topic (coming soon)EM Contest #2: Name the Expanded Multiverse! | Results Topic | BRC Fanon Collection TopicEM Contest #3: Denizens | Results TopicEM Contest #3.5 / Bones Blog Contest #7: Multiverse Guide Art! | Results EntryIDBM Contest #3: Desert Birdwatching | Results TopicEM Contest #4: Tyrants | Results TopicKJ Contest #3: Call of the Wild | Results Topic (for both #3 & #4)S&T Contest #6: A Thousand Years Untold 2 | ResultsEM Contest #5: Vehicles! | ResultsKJ/TC Contest #4: Nikila Artwork | Results Topic (for both #3 & #4)KJ/TC Contest #5: Lesovikk's Hiatus (Probably will now never be finished)EM Contest #6: Wildlife | Results TopicGF Contest #6: Name that GB | Who It Isn't (Might now never be revealed)EM Contest #7: Shard Moons [original topic; this contest will be restarted since the archiving]EM Contest #7 RESTARTED: Shard MoonsS&T Contest #7: Memoirs of the Dead

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Posted Feb 11 2012 - 10:38 AM

key_to_nongu_th.pngClick thumbnail to see award fullsizeThis is the list of winners of the [color=#A05200;]bonesiii Gold Key to Nongu Award[/color]. It has been moved from my blog (prone-to-disappearing) sidebar (thanks to fishers64 for putting together the corrected code after I messed it up lol).[color=#FF0000;]NOMINATE A THEORY HERE![/color]Congrats to you many members who won. The theories weren't always right, but the members used thought to try to unravel the secrets of Bionicle (amidst the incredibly complex backdrop of Bionicle factoids, even a very-wrong theory can display incredible thought and research put into it). [color=#0000ff;]Normal links open to the old forum and will log you out;[/color] [color=#008000;]green links go to the new forum[/color].Makuta 2 -- 2008 Villain?by: TakunaThe Puzzle Comes Togetherby: Toa of KennThe Second Makutaby: Axinian the ChroniclerThe Return Of The Toa Nuvaby: AdventurerStaff Of Artahkaby: Great Being #1The Truth Of Karzahni's Visionby: Bioran23Mata Nui's Awakening And The End Of A Storyby: AdventurerThe Toa Nuva's New Armorby: BionusThe Four Horseman Theoryby: Dirk2008 Location(s) Theoriesby: -Keoni-Surface Dwellers?by: TransairionThe Soul-Beaker Hypothesisby: SPIRITHow Kanohi Masks Of Power Work...by: Takuma NuvaWhy The Makuta Have Adaptive Weaponsby: Takua the WandererThe Mutagen Gets Revealed.... And You Might Be Surprisedby: Toa of KennThe Science Behind The Rahi Virusesby: SPIRITThe Brotherhood's Master Planby: Bioran23Why The Makuta Mistika Are Weakerby: Danska: Shadow MasterThe Big Pictureby: PlanetpersonHow The Matoran Universe Works – A Theoretical Guideby: Nuhrii the MetruanColor And Heatby: Baron Von NebulaAs For Who I Amby: PaleoOrigin Of The Makutaby: Primis[color=#008000;]The Ackar Theorum Of Elemental Powers[/color]by: tent163phantoka[color=#008000;]Those Bothersome Blade Burrowers - A Theory[/color]by: fishers64[color=#008000;]On Making A Toa[/color]by: Chuck the Toa of crazyness[color=#008000;]Theory: Purpose of Antidermis?[/color]by: Podu[color=#008000;]A Minor Theory about Toa Seals and the Nuva Cube[/color]by: XyzTheDay!

 

 

[color=#008000;]Conjecture on Matoran (Language) Morphology[/color]by: QuestionMark

 

[color=#008000;]Protodermis[/color]by: Dual Matrix

 

A Slice of Matoran Etymology by: Tolkien


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