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#1 Offline gunconvoy

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Posted Apr 29 2013 - 11:04 PM

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So, when you read the books from the bionicle series, how would you picture the characters.

 

For instance when i read Time Trap, i pictured Vakama and Co. as they appeared in the movies. As for the ones who were not in the movie, i tried my best to picture them in movie format from the first 3 films.

 

So what did you guys picture?


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Posted Apr 29 2013 - 11:37 PM

For me, it was usually a hybrid of both movie-style and set-style. Although, for some odd reason, I always pictured The Shadowed One in a movie-style form, despite him having no appearances in the movies.

 

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Posted Apr 29 2013 - 11:37 PM

I often picture the characters as living sets when I read the stories although it does comes with its flaws such as characters without actual sets like Arthaka.
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Posted Apr 30 2013 - 12:40 AM

If I haven't heard of said character before, I'll just imagine them as a generic Toa-like being.


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Posted Apr 30 2013 - 01:48 AM

I pictured the Golden Skinned Being looking like Thok. As for Tuyet and others I imagine them in movie form.


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Posted Apr 30 2013 - 05:34 AM

Interesting question. I also picture them in a combination of movie and set form. Kind of like those old Hagah renders by someone around here, maybe 00dude00, I forget.For the Bara Magna characters, however, who are more organic, it's... hard to explain that.
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Posted Apr 30 2013 - 06:37 PM

I always imagined them in set form. As for beings that don't have sets, I imagined(as an example) the Gold-Skinned Being looking kind of like Irnakk, except with a golden Zaktan head/spine. Or Lariska I imagined to look similar to a Vortixx, with a completely grey/silver arm, to show it's completely robotic. As for Teridax after he absorbed Nidhiki, Krekka and Nivawk, instead of imagining him in set or movie form, I had this image of an extremely upgraded version of the Titan set. So imagining that scene in Time Trap where Teridax is chasing Vakama, in my mind, was epic.
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Posted Apr 30 2013 - 07:38 PM

Or Lariska I imagined to look similar to a Vortixx, with a completely grey/silver arm, to show it's completely robotic.....

That's how I thought Lariska to look.I always imagine them robotic, but with fleshy parts. IT's hard to explain.The characters that had no sets or canon images I just didn't imagine.

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Posted Apr 30 2013 - 08:36 PM

Why, is it natural for people to hunk that Lariska looks like a Vortixx?('cause I think that too)Anyway, I think of the Gold Skinned Being as some hybrid between Brutaka and Irnakk. As for the "unknown" Toa, Helryx as a random Toa of water, Tuyet the same. I've also thought of the GBs. I just think of them as a powerful, humanlike species.
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Posted Apr 30 2013 - 11:07 PM

I usually picture them as mostly setlike, but with some liberties taken to account for specific actions - kind of TLR-style. For non-set characters I just sort of used my imagination as a rough guess of what they looked like, but usually they took after some common household form. (For instance, I always envisioned TSO's pet scribe as looking like a rotten banana skin.)


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Posted May 01 2013 - 09:43 PM

I always saw them like their sets, only with hands.

 

For those who had no sets, they were generic female being or generic male being in my mind.


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Posted May 02 2013 - 07:40 AM

If the characters had sets, I pictured them in set form. If not, then I pictured them as what I thought they would look like in set form.


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Posted May 02 2013 - 07:44 AM

I know for one thing Toa Tuyet, i originally pictured like a mix between movie Gali and movie Nokama, and then in the Toa Empire universe, i pictured her more like Roodaka.


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Posted May 03 2013 - 05:43 PM

Usually I imagine them as in set form.


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Posted May 05 2013 - 04:52 AM

I used to imagine them in movie style, but recently... well, this may sound odd, but recently I reread the books, and I found myself much more prone to imagining them them as humans, only with a bion-mechanical twist to their appearance; just enough so that they resemble their set versions. I think it just makes it easier for me to empathise with the characters, to think of them as humans rather than part-robot sort of beings that the sets always appeared to be ^^"


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Posted May 05 2013 - 10:03 AM

Set form, no doubt. Except for Makuta, in movie form...


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Posted May 05 2013 - 09:46 PM

I wouldn't imagine them in set form but in movie form because the movie form is much more canon than set form.


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Posted May 06 2013 - 02:54 PM

I don't tend to picture them I don't think.  It's an interesting point.  When I'm writing my own stuff, I envisage movie style, but I'm not sure I imagine anything in particular when reading serials or anything. 


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Posted May 06 2013 - 03:00 PM

[color=#006400;]Movie or set. Either way.[/color]


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Posted May 06 2013 - 04:48 PM

I think I saw them more in their set form.


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Posted May 06 2013 - 05:21 PM

I wouldn't imagine them in set form but in movie form because the movie form is much more canon than set form.

No, actually... sets take priority over movies in terms of canon protrayal. ;)


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Posted May 07 2013 - 10:28 AM

I usually imagined them in set-form, except for some of the characters who were in the movies. I imagine them in movie form.

 

I don’t know why, but I always imagined Artakah looking like Brutaka. :P

 

I imagine Karzahni as he was depicted in "Bionicle: World". That was an awesome picture.


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Posted May 19 2013 - 02:27 AM

[font="'times new roman', times, serif;"]I often picture them in a way that looks as if they are almost real. Like in a movie with really good special effects.[/font]


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Posted May 19 2013 - 03:38 AM

Movie form. Lariska I just picture as plain awesomeness in a vaguely-Vortixx manner, since we aren't told as to what species she is and for all we know, she could be from a female-only species which would be pretty cool.


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Posted May 19 2013 - 03:46 AM

I picture them as being similar to their movie forms, although I didn't like the fleshy masks. The base of most masks would have a completelycutout section for the mouths, except for some like the Kaukau.

 

Lariska, I imagine, is Toa-sized and roughly Toa-shaped, extremely lithe and streamlined, but with a rough, battle worn look to her armour. And, for some reason, she has a bunch of short, backwards-facing antennae-type structures framing her face and jutting from the back of her head. Hard to describe, really.


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Posted May 19 2013 - 09:07 AM

That's... an interesting question! I guess I never really thought about it that much. I suppose I just imagined them in set form, like they are in the comics.

 

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Posted May 19 2013 - 05:04 PM

Usually set form.  I actually forget how I imagined details such as mouth movement, hands, etc..  I'm assuming I just didn't pay attention to that reading the books.


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Posted May 19 2013 - 05:41 PM

i pictured them soley as the sets


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Posted May 19 2013 - 09:11 PM

I've often pictured them as humans with masks or facepaint in recent years, but when I was younger it was always as sets.


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Posted May 27 2013 - 05:15 AM

I've just realised that you're more likely to picture them as you were originally exposed to them, or the visual media from which you read the story from most.


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Posted May 29 2013 - 10:29 PM

I always try to make my mind compute a CGI image of what they would look like in order for me to get the feel. Basically I think of movie versions.


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Posted May 30 2013 - 03:00 AM

I personally imagined them as the sets, probably because I was exposed to them and the Metru-Nui CGI animations first before I saw the movies. It just seemed much more realistic to picture them as they should be rather than somewhat goofy looking characters with moving mouths when I read the books. Not to mention, the covers of the books were always of the sets (besides Adventures #4).


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Posted Jun 01 2013 - 12:08 PM

This may sound strange, but I feel I didn't picture them much at all...They were always such living characters for me. Perhaps, they had too vibrant of personalities for me to put a mask on them.

 

I'm just brainstorming now, but that may have been due to Farshtey's writing being heavily action and dialogue based. He didn't mentioned the physical aspects as much. Of course, correct me if I'm wrong there.

 

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Posted Jun 25 2013 - 05:15 PM

[color=#ff0000;]I image how they were in the set form and then CGIify them.[/color]


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