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

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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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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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Reflection

I've now been a member of BZPower for over eight years. That's a pretty significant number, so I figured I might as well take a look back at how I got here, and into the fandom in general. Feel free to read it or not.   I was eight years old when I first got into LEGO. I had just finished the second grade, and my parents took me to the to Toys R Us to celebrate. I picked out few Dino Attack sets, not thinking much of it at the time. Pretty soon, I had collected almost the entire line.   It wasn'

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Name Change

Only the calm and cool can attain true strength, and tis true strength that I seek.

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Mafia XLI

If you're reading this, you've probably already seen it, but I'm running a mafia game at the moment and I could really use more players.   Check it out if you're interested.

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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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Life Update/Brickfair

(Warning: Kinda long and rambly) So my last real entry was at the beginning of the summer, right after I graduated. Now, I'll be honest, I didn't do a whole lot for much of the summer. But, what I did do was plan for Brickfair. My dad has a new job and he couldn't take time that week, but hey, I'm 23 now and I have a functional car, so that's not a problem. It is a 10 hour drive though, and I didn't want to be tired and miss out on all the fun, so I had the idea that I would go up a week in

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It's Here

http://www.bzpower.com/board/topic/13105-bionicle-mafia-xiv-money-dear-boy/   You should play.

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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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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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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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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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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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Couple Remarks

I was going to call this "Couple Updates", but then I realized I was actually giving any updates. But, hey, if you want updates on anything, feel free to ask. I can't say I remember the blogs ever being this empty, especially not on an anniversary week. Oh well, maybe this entry will help that a little. There's a couple cool games over in G&T you should check out if you haven't already. My Hitman: The Hunted and A Splendorous, Most Spectacular Gala by my good friend Rider.

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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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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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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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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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