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  1. Daiker
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    2018? Woah! No clue if anyone still follows my blog but I figured I'd drop by the old forums and reconnect. It's been 2 years since my last post. I'm now in college in Manhattan, and have had a nice part-time job for the last year. I'm still really big on retro video games and my collection is growing by the day. Right now I'm at about 400+ games. I also bought a Switch! Really excited to play more of that. A couple weeks ago I actually broke out some Bionicle parts and tried to finish a project, but didn't get to. Would honestly love to get back to building, but right now I have no time! What free time I can manage I spend on Youtube, with friends, playing video games, or playing guitar.

     

    I figure I'm not 13 years old anymore and can actually say things like my full name and stuff without minding. I came here when I was 11, freaking 8 years ago. Wow! Anyway, I surmise you all know I don't frequent the forums anymore, so if you would care to follow my social media, I wouldn't mind to follow back! I honestly consider you guys as friends, so feel free to follow my instagram, @derekteut!

  2. So, hi. Wow. I will admit that I thought the place was razed to the ground years back, and became nothing more than a childhood memory.

     

    I was still technically a youth when I was last here. I was a child when I first joined this place - a very vivid memory of me asking my mother for permission to join the Internet in a world of Bionicle that I learned from a Flash game of Takua.

     

    To add to the feels of polishing off cobwebs, a lot of my old content was gone. I found a message in my Inbox asking for my second Epic, Changing Worlds. All those documents are gone, I'm afraid. I'd honestly be surprised if any data from 2005 made it to my laptop 13 years later.

     

    Lots have changed for me, once I left BZPower and the server move. I got a degree. I got a job. I moved countries for said degree and job, and had to leave it and return to my homeland. Taxes became a thing. Earning a living. The skill of the pen left me as well, when the demand of a day-to-day job overtook languid breaks between essays and projects... and World of Warcraft and Starcraft and Diablo, et cetera.

     

    And the 'death' of Bionicle. I honestly could not keep up when Mata Nui went from godhood to mortal life. He was the last figurine I got, and that was as a gift to an autistic boy who shared a similar passion. That was in 2010, I think? When the news from LEGO came out, I merely thought that all good things would come to an end.

     

    Fast track to today. Just two days ago, I had to dig out old certificates for an interview. I dug out my old backups to hunt down one missing cert, and came across my old FictionWrites. One of them was for Bionicle. And no, it was not everything. I eventually started saving my Epic writings in 2003-4 by copying what I raved into a text field onto Notepad. That did not come through. My short stories were lost too. I only found two stories, both in-progress and will probably be buried. They are fond memories to me, and it would be wrong to go back in and whack at it aimlessly.

     

    I honestly don't know if I will pop round much anymore, but it is great to see old friends and usernames still active here in BZP. Maybe I will? I'm not sure how the rules have changed - or if the rules have changed - but... Yeah. Good to see BZPower alive and well.

  3. Lady Kopaka
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    HEY GUYS LET'S MAKE 2018 AMAZING. Because 2017 was one of the most exhausting years I've had to contend with.

     

    Between current events, moving six hours away to a new town, a medical withdrawal from college (after attempting to return from a six year hiatus), my dad getting a serious cancer, financial problems (but at least I have generous family and friends to keep me homeless), health still NOT improving, friend struggles, and...I'll just cut the list early there. Suffice to say you get the idea.

     

    It wasn't all bad and I need to remember the good, but yeah, let's not do a repeat of that again. I hope your 2017 was better at least--and if you're struggling like me, let's stick together and hope 2018 is kinder. We can do this!

     

    I haven't canceled CATALYST, but with my health and life situations I've fallen dismally behind. I hope to be back in the groove soon. Either to continue it or have a new plan.

     

    Take care all~

  4. Ektris
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    I sometimes really miss this community. And others I used to be involved in as part of the larger BIONICLE/LEGO fandom.

     

    So I occasionally peak in, see how things are going... Generally without comment, and usually leaving a little more saddened by not feeling connected to it anymore and that things in general are really rather... quiet. Which I suppose makes sense when the focal point and passion of the fandom is dead again.

     

    But man, what passion... I dedicated so much of my formative years to this, as did so many others. They're great memories. And I am glad to see some still chugging away at it and newer folks still somehow discovering it.

     

    I'm not sure what made this visit different. Anywhere I'm present online now, I more often than not just lurk and not contribute. Quite the contrast to how I used to be. Just don't have the time and energy to. So a mix of nostalgia, boredom, sorrow, and maybe a touch of hope. Reflecting a lot, I suppose. I know it's not going to change anything and I'm not really back - not even sure I'll respond to anything here. I just really, really wanted to say...

     

    Hi.

     

    And I miss you all.

     

    Those who will read this and those who have long since moved on before I did.

     

    And thank you for all those memories.

     

    ~|ET|~

  5. Queen of Liars
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    I wish a most happy holiday season upon you all.

     

    I am having a great night trying out a slightly new look. Which can totally look festive and jolly for the occasion too.

  6. Primus
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    Posted another MOC! I've been on a roll this year:

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    (^^picture links to topic^^)

  7. You guys, I finished the thing!

     

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  8. I can't believe it's been this long. MakutaFest started in 2010 as a side project established by The TTV Channel (then The Three Virtues podcast) and the BS01 Podcast (then the... BS01 Podcast. We kinda suck at naming stuff xD).

     

    Does anybody remember the first livestream? I don't. Literally cannot remember it happened, or that it was even a thing until 2011 rolled around. But I honestly cannot imagine what life would have been like during 2010-2016 without MakutaFest. I'm not going to say we influenced the return of BIONICLE (we didn't) or that we kept the fanbase alive (it'd live on without MF) but, personally for myself, BIONICLE would not be the same without MakutaFest. It's what keeps me excited for everything.

     

    With that said, this will be our finale. Our last blast, as it were. Why? Times change, we keep moving forward, and in order to do that we need to say goodbye in a proper venue. For me, that is MakutaFest. For others, they may have already come to terms, and wish to reminisce with the good ol' times of G1, or reflect on what was and could have been in G2. For even more others, they may still be looking for closure, and I do believe MF is the closure we all might be seeking.

     

    So please, feel free to join us on Aug. 19th. It won't cost a dime to attend, it just requires you to go check out TTV's YouTube channel and watch the livestream. Couldn't be simpler.

     

    ... Also we're giving away one of BS01's artbooks. Should I have started with that? More info here.

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    blog-0751955001501265420.pngOh my wow! I never thought this would happen to me :) I actually won a raffle!, good game to everyone who entered as it's all for a good cause :D unbelieveable, but it's real :bigsmile:

     

    Now time for a full story:

     

    When I noticed that Bzpower were doing several charity raffles, I was curious to see what prizes were on offer, when I saw the G1 collectibles I was immediately drawn in, the prizes were all great, hard to find masks and prototypes! I bought a ticket straight away, over the week before the end date I checked how many tickets where sold and calculated what the chance of me winning was.

     

    It has been raining all day, rain is my favourite weather and I consider it lucky, in any fictional stories I write rain always symbolises good luck, when I woke up I worked out that my chance of winning was 3.5%, so I got on with the rest of the day, looking forward to the results, though I seriously doubted that I would win, I even made a joke to myself that even if I didn't win at least me in an alternate universe would.

     

    in the afternoon I caught up with some friends I hadn't seen in years it was a nice experience and went well I eventually returned home, watched some Ninja Warrior on TV amongst other things and then went to work on another scene for my film Insectoids, acknowledging what time it was I opened up BZPower to check the results, nothing yet.

     

    After quickly checking some other things on my laptop I opened up BZPower again, immediately my eyes were drawn to 1 Notification and 1 Message, my heart was beating faster than usual at this point, I opened the notification, "A raffle you're participating in is completed" it read, I ran the mouse over to the messages, I thought what could this be, a "thank you for entering message" maybe, my heart continued to beat rapidly, and I begun to tremble, I clicked the icon, the new message was from Black Six himself, titled "Congratulations, CommanderKumo!"

     

    Time began to slow down, this was really happening! after all these years of entering, and failing competitions, my childhood dream of victory has finally been fulfilled! after a cold drink to let reality settle in I took no time in confirming my name and address to Black Six as requested in his message.

     

    What a truly great experience, it's great to see such wonderful things being done for charity and I thank everyone who entered, I'm certain that the money will help Sladechild accomplish it's goal.

  9. I have something to say.

     

     

     

    *insert long and philosophical ramble / confession / life story here*

     

     

     

    Thank you for reading / listening.

     

    Now that I got that out of the way...

     

    Are you people mentally and physically surviving through life?

  10. Well, I guess they still haven't turned off Premier Perks. Which means I can still post on this blog.

     

    I really don't have much else to say, besides please for the love of all things vote for a title. That's about it.

     

    P.S. As quoted from Discord,

    I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the next game Sakurai is working on is a crossover between FE and Smash

     

    Like, all of the FE characters fight like they're in Smash, but there's an actual story, dialogue and choices like in FE

     

    Super Smash Bros. Emblem, releasing tomorrow. That's what Nintendo needs to sell 100M Switch units. That one game.

     

    Saturday, July 29th, 2017. Count on it.

     

    Can't possibly be a worse idea than The Emoji Movie​ anyway. Well, whatever. It's been a fun time.

     

    ~MetaStriker

  11. ~Shockwave~
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    So, does anybody play this game on PC? My origins friend list is completely empty, so someone else to play with would be nice.

     

    It might at least be better than getting ground to dust alone.

  12. JRRT
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    Chapter 11 of Mask Maker has been posted, and that's all folks! It's a pretty bittersweet ending...not just for the story, but also for myself, since this is actually the largest piece of Bionicle fanfiction I've completed, and it'll likely be the last (for a good long while at least).

     

    In a sense, this story is an attempt at bringing closure to the somewhat open-ended state in which G1 has remained since 2010, as well as a way of transitioning from G1 into G2 and beyond. That's what it is for me, at least. Thanks to everyone who has read it, and thanks to those who took the time to respond. =)

     

    JRRT

  13. LEGO enthusiast who appreciates a sound mind and body.

  14. It's funny how three years ago, hardly anyone knew about the Guardians of the Galaxy and nobody expected it to be a hit. And now I just saw Geico, Hanes, and Ford all run commercials about them. Groot was hanging out with the Gecko and underwear will help you save the universe.

     

    Hollywood is weird.

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    I spent it doing homework so that's pretty cool

  15. I'm having the worst luck trying to tame horses. Admittedly, part of the problem might be that I've been going after the giant horse that's in the Gerudo section of the map.

     

    I refuse to give up, though. Clearly I just need a lot more stamina potions.

     

    Also, since my last entry was made a while ago, I do in fact have a job now. Not a particularly glamourous job, but it's busy, I have good coworkers, and it's not in downtown Seattle, so there's no traffic to deal with on the way to work. =)

  16. ~X-Clone~
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    It's 11:00 PM on a Sunday, and I just watched "Mask of Light" for the first time, just for the heck of it. I am super bored and have consumed many adult beverages.

     

    Bizarre, huh?

  17. Dr. Hidaka
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    After much thinking, I feel this should be known. For the last month, I've been in a romantic relationship with former bloggie Kohaku. We've known each other for ten years and it's been a heck of a time. Why it took me so long to realize this, despite all I have done for him, isn't important.

     

     

    What -is- important, is that, like I have for so long, love him very much and I hope and know this will lead to great things going on!

     

    Alku

  18. Still no?

     

    Fair enough.

     

    Well, you can at least play the overwhelmingly less cold and less deadly BZP's Game of Thrones: Season 2, run by local G&T savant Voltex. Knowledge of or participation in the previous season, Martin's Game of Thrones, or BIONICLE GII is completely unnecessary-- everything important is summed up in the first post, and any additional information you might want to know can be found in Voltex's now-concluded Lore & Histories project, an interesting and often thrilling read in its own right.

     

    If you're still on the fence about it, know that there's still an open spot in the Fire Region: Led by yours truly, we possess the following advantages:

    -Boasts a military 9000 protectors strong; the 2nd-largest in all of Okoto.

    -Holds the beautiful Mt. Aodh in its borders! This beauty, best admired from a distance, releases a slow but near-constant flow of lava. The sheer destructive power gives her an air of majesty;

    -After conquering the Jungle Region, controls the largest amount of land of all Okotoan regions, and dominates a good portion of the island's economy, producing coal, forged iron goods, lumber, livestock, and various agricultural products for the other regions.

    -Lovely jungle in the east. Nice place for sightseeing, be sure to visit the charred section of jungle on the way, where the burned-out trees give the location a solemn, mournful tone.

    -Cordial relations with the 1st and 3rd militarily strongest regions on the island

    -Stunning coastlines! Excellent sties for vacation homes!

    -We have Windrider! And Blade, Dragon.star, and Smoke Monster, too!

    -But seriously, Windrider!

     

    The game link, for those interested: Here!

     

    It's just as well if you'd rather be part of another region. Hey, maybe you'll wind up with us anyway. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

     

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  19. Blessed Blade
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    Alternative Title: Oh Forgot To Mention This

     

    Hi everyone! How are you all doing~~~~? So, hi, my name's Chloe, everyone knows me as Blade, yada yada yada~.

     

    Well, this is probably going to be a short entry, but....

     

    Oh, by the way, I'm a transgender girl, so, yeah, there's that too~ ^^

     

    P.S. I'm Windy's Lesbian Lover now, so <3

  20. ...Meet the cure.

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    Okay, not the cure, but more like a topical ointment to reduce the swelling and itch.

     

     

     

     

     

    Hi Tom!

  21. So last Saturday, I ordered another lot of Bionicles. This time it was around $29.99 for five of the Pirakas, excluding Hakann, with free shipping. The shipment was expected to land on my doorstep on Friday, but managed to get here on Wednesday instead.

     

    A thing that caught my eye when I was going through the box's contents was this little notecard

     

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    That was awfully nice of the sender to include a little thank you note.

     

    The back only showed my address and long with the sender's and the sets include with the package. The 95% represents how completed the figures are.

     

    I obviously had to censor out our addresses and the sender's name. I don't trust y'all well enough to stalk me.

     

     

    On a side note, a garbage bag was used to store the figures inside of the box and some of the figures were also inside of another bag.

     

    Reidak was in the large Ziploc bag while Vezok was crammed into that tiny Ziploc baggy. The container on top of the bags contained some bubble wrap and a regular Zamor Sphere.

     

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    And here are some miscellaneous parts

     

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    Oddly enough, the shipment came with Hakann's and Irnakk's spine (the sender most likely got set 8626), Hahli's wing, and only two Zamor Spheres.

     

     

    All of the Piraka below has seen a fair share of combat over the years. For most of the figures, they came with part 6558 instead of 32054.

     

     

    Here's Zaktan with a missing hand and his right thigh armour, including part 2780.

     

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    Reidak came intact aside from his buzz saw. His right hand is also a newer mold.

     

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    Thok is missing a hand.

     

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    Avak is missing his right thigh's armour and the axle through his skull is a bit too long.

     

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    And lastly, Vezok right shoulder spine connector bit is missing.

     

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    Luckily, I can improvise and replace most of the broken and missing parts, including Vezok's head spine.

     

    For $30 for this lot, this was a nice steal, considering that a lone Piraka would've been auctioned off around $15ish on eBay.

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