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I'm just throwing random things in the title block at this point.

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Bracing Myself

On Thursday, I went to the Orthodontist for what I thought was just a routine visit, but to my surprise they started taking some scans of my mouth, telling me it was for my retainer. And at the end of the appointment, I was informed that my braces would be fully removed at the end of the month! I started laughing with joy when I heard the news. One of the staff told me my laughter was contagious. That has to be one of the best compliments I've ever received. I've had my braces for almo

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2021? 2022?

Well, despite all the bad stuff and pandemic going on throughout the world, I have to say I think 2021 was a good year. The best year I've had in a while. I looked back at the year in my journal and realized this has been a year where I made a lot of my goals happen! The wishes I had at the beginning of the year came true! I've posted about some of the bigger moments in my previous entries but here are some bullet points covering good things that happened to me this year: I've kept up my

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Brickfair Highlights

Just a few bullet points for now. Later in the week, I'll try to get a more detailed write-up/update up. For the first time, I'm sharing a hotel room, not with my dad, but with some Bionicle community members. Shout out to @Ziontyro Metalhead I win a Ford Mustang at opening Door Prizes. Red Axle Creature at combo build I stop @jed1ndy pacing to talk to him. Getting a tile printed with @Mushy the Mushroom's drawing honoring the memory of my cat Gilroy Sm

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Small Alt-Build

Made a small little alt-build of 60427: Forest Fire. I call it "Forest Firepoint" envision it as a shrine to some sort of deity or spirit that might be found while wandering through the woods.

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Today's My Graduation~

https://youtu.be/6iV-5CpJsmU Well, after 5 years, I made it to my degree. I have to say I enjoyed college ( I enjoy education in general.) despite all the rocky moments.  I entered in as very unsure of myself. Coming from a tiny high school with a graduating class of 62 people where everyone knew me was a big change. I didn't get into my first choice school, but I think where I ended up might have been better for me and still very proud to have attended. (This could be the same story f

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Ending 2020

Well, I tried to stay optimistic throughout the the year, and believe everything wasn't as bad as everyone was making it out to be, but as 2020 comes to a close...I have to agree that it sucked. Besides the pandemic and everything else going on, nothing particularly good happened. I didn't find love, I didn't get a job, I didn't graduate, I didn't get to go to Brickfair. Meanwhile, there were a few personal negative moments. I don't want to get to personal, but I lost my car towards the end

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Big News

I shaved today.   I was immediately disgusted with my own chin, and will be growing it back.

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A Thought on 2019

It felt like I spent a lot of this year just thinking back on where I was the year beforehand. They say time flies when you're having fun, but I found that this year kinda flew by compared to last, which is saying something considering the "mood" or whatever of the year felt like it started 2 months early for me. (See some blog post I made.)  The last few years have been full of big moments and accomplishments for me, but this year I was mostly trying to just keep everything on track,

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Breakup

Well, my life has taken a bit of a turn for the worse since my last entry. About 2 weeks ago, my boyfriend and I broke up. It was pretty mutual, we both had the realization at about the same time, but it's still been a very rough time for me. I've felt a lot of different things since then, which I won't go all into, but mainly it's a lot of just missing him and wondering if we made the right choice.   And while I did wonder, I've felt pretty confident that we were better off not being together,

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10 Years

So I've been a member here for 10 years? Wow, that's half my life.   In the two years since I last reflected on my membership here a lot has changed. I've been doing a lot in college, and I moved into my first apartment and started working at my first real job with a Surveying firm. I also started my first relationship with my wonderful boyfriend.   BZPower has changed a lot in the last two years too. Maybe activity was a little down at that point, but I don't think I ever would have predicted t

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Brickfair Highlights

Catching up with people, meeting new people... Breadsticks weren't up to standard, I felt like. Nick Bluetooth dabs on Bionicle's grave. Zatth brings Gorilla MOC; Harambe jokes don't stop for the duration of the con. Come expecting trivia, get bad puns. The Barn, and the games we played there. Million Dollars, But..., Cards Against Humanity, Fibbage, Earwax, Quiplash, Superfight. I fill a bag with orange 1x1 bricks to finish the Onua Uniter Mosaic. Going off the Harambe thing earlier, we

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Brickfair 2016

It's so weird that the last time I was at Brickfair, there were still whispers in the shadows as to whether or not Bionicle would come back. And now, it's already gone.   At least I get to go this year.

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Iconicness

Despite many changes, each of us usually has one profile image that seems to stick in peoples minds. So, when you think of me, which of my avatars comes to mind first?   A. The Wizard. (Used pre-2013.)   B. JIF Natural Creamy (Used as JIF Natural Creamy.)   C. The Glacier (Used for most of 2013 and some of 2014.)   D. Frost Tiger (Used as Blizard Hazard and for most of last year.)   E. My Feet (Used for most of this year.)   I may go back to one of these or I may find something completely new. I

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Brickfair VA

I won't be able to go.   I've been putting off this entry for a while, but someone asked me about it last night, and so I guess I finally need to put that out there. I'm working as an intern at a summer camp all next month. In the coming years, where I'll be an actual paid employee, I'll probably be able to take time off to come up, but that's just not an option right now.   And I doubt I'll even be home in time for this, but I'd like for someone to be ready on that Sunday just in case I can fin

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Haul

This would have been late even if I posted it when everyone else did.   -Crystal Beast -The Melting Room -Magnifo -Smash Bros. -New Gamecube controller -Viewtiful Joe -Finally, as a surprise: WIIUWIIUWIIUWIIU   Honestly, I have to say that Viewtiful Joe is what I've gotten the most enjoyment out of so far. The new controller works well with it.

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A Top 10 List

Since Bionicle is back and Hero Factory is over, I thought I would make a list of my favorite HF sets:   10. Black Phantom. Black Phantom kicks off our list with his cool ball-on-a-stick design and adorable pet. Truly fitting to be called the Green Nightmare Lord. Only reason he's not higher up is because of his odd bulk and the fact that said pet's legs come off too easy.   9. Evo 2.0. Evo's weapon is just so much more awesome and practical than the other 2.0 heroes. His spike can also be used

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Entryduction

So that guy Valendale has a blog now? Yeah. You probably don't know me, but I might know you,     So that this entry is not a waste of space, I shall share an amusing anecdote: While creating this blog I thought about following it. Then I realized "Wait. No, that's stupid."

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Brickfair so Far

Day 1: I win a Cars Duplo set at bingo. We do not one, but two reviews of it. A vendor then buys it off me for $20.   Day 2: Galidor. Breadsticks bring it back. I begin gathering Skeletons for my next project. Late at night, Takuma introduces us to a new game.   Day 3: People want to use fake punches in the vine. I refuse to allow such poor craftsmanship. The Yo Yo Piraka collaboration is going at full strength. I get me several good huffs of Kopaka Nuva canister air.   Day 4: The public brings

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Life Updates (Including Brickfair)

So first of all I'm real happy that this old site is back online. BZPower has always been a special place for me and Brickfair has kind of renewed my interest in the Bionicle community, so I'm glad to have it back, and I think the new forum software will eventually turn out to be better than what we were using, even if there are some kinks to work out still. Anyway that Brickfair was one of the greatest experiences I've had in a long time. It felt so good to be totally immersed in such a gr

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Games and Trivia

I'm hosting a mafia game by that name right now.   We've got several open spots, so come on down and play.

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