Nine years ago I joined BZPower. This site wasn't even nine years old when I discovered it.
I still have fond memories of those early years. Traffic had already declined by then, but it was still an active place (certainly much better than it is today). Most of the people I talked to back then have since moved on (although it's not like I'm around here much either).
What spinner am I getting? A hau, the kind Tahu Stars wore. I have that set somewhere.
OK, I don't have anyt
Is an actual short story in OTC.
I don't think I have anything else to say. This is my first time sharing something from the project I've been working on for about six years now (I wrote this story last April) and what better place to share it than BZP? Read it if you want, upvote, like, reply in the topic whatever.
Also, this story is a slightly censored version. The violence in the original isn't that much worse, but I didn't want to risk breaking any rules. That's partly why I
Happy Law Bringer Day! Admittedly, I've never celebrated it before today, but you know every tradition has to start somewhere.
Today marks the six year anniversary of when (after several mouths of brainstorming and nearly three years of not writing any fiction) I started writing the first story in what would become "Law Bringer". I thought about honoring the occasion by posting a teaser or snippet of an actual story, but instead I decided to write about my writing.
Recently, I c
I know it has only been a week since I posted a teaser here and a 1,500 word lore dump isn't the best way to drum up interest in a new Sci-Fi IP, but I felt compelled to write this yesterday and while I've shared pieces of the following on other sites I haven't done so here yet. Like all my creative works, make of this what you will.
In the mid-40th century, humanity had achieved what many informed observers considered the highest level of civilization ever seen. Hundreds of worl
By "coming soon" I'm speaking in relative terms.
Yes, I know that's a Mass Effect skin by Todd McFarlane, but until "soon" gets closer I don't need to hire someone to make art for this yet. In the meantime, I do need to say this out loud. Or I guess write it out loud...you know what I mean.
I'm pretty sure this site gave me my love of comic sans and some people I hang around now enable the habit so that's my reasoning behind the font choice.
I haven't done one of these in awhile mostly because I don't visit this site that often anymore, but also because I only have four of these and I've covered three of them already in this blog (find them all here). The three I've already covered I found circa 2011 and had a lot of fun with them in high school, but this new one I found years later (maybe 2016) on deviantart from user Amei-San. It is a little longer than the others (25 questions) so if time or playlist size is an issue keep that
Well yes, but actually no.
Technically, I made a "living card game" not a trading card game and (since I'm just playing testing right now) I'm using images from a variety of things I like. I've made about 110 cards so far and above are the ones I've made based on things from BIONICLE.
Right now I'm trying to figure it out how to put the game on screentop.gg so I can play with people online and then I might try and figure out how to do the same on tabletop simulator.
(Some lyrics aren't safe for BZP, so instead of a youtube video here's the album art instead.)
I'm too sad to cry, too high to get up
Don't even try ’cause I'm scared to mess up
Don't like to talk, I just lay in my bed
Don't even try to go out with my friends
Lied to my doctor, she knew I was fakin'
Gave me some pills, but I'm too scared to take 'em
I try and I try, but I'm too sad to cry
I’ve done this a couple of times here before (although I didn’t mean for 6 months to pass before doing another one of these, oops) so I won’t explain it again. You can see my past two here:
Back To The Future
If Life Were A Movie
And I’ll be using my playlist of music from 2017 (557 songs) for this one; share yours below if you want to.
1. What is my life’s philosophy?
“Fine” – Tayler Buono (not good or bad, just fine)
...'Cause I would have played them non-stop.
So, needless to say, I wasn't a very happy teenager in high school and back then (as is still true today) when I feel sad or down I tend to listen to sad songs to cope and every once in a while I come across a song that make me thing, "Wow, I really wish I had this song back in high school." Although being honest, my music tastes were a lot more narrow back then so I'm entirely sure if I would have liked these songs even if I had heard them at
In all seriousness, yeah the past few days have been hard. My family lost power early Monday morning and we just got it back this morning. It was a challenge, especially staying (sort of) warm and we're not out of it left (I need to keep this short 'cause we still need to conserve whatever power we can). My last few days consisted of reading by day light, listening to music at night (had to save battery life), and whatever me and my sister could do to stay somewhat entertaine
Another year has come and gone, which means it is time to share my annual year-end songs list. For obvious reasons things were different for music this year, but there were still plenty of great songs that were released and if you know anything about my taste in music then you can probably guess that none of those great songs made my list...but regardless these are my favorite songs from 2020 (links to the playlist on Spotify and Youtube at the end of post).
Following up on my last entry here is another music questionnaire this one asking the question, "If your life were a movie what would the soundtrack be?" I'll go ahead and say that this one was rougher than most of these questionnaires I've done and that's saying something. Either way, here's mine, go ahead and leave yours in the comments if you want.
1. Opening Credits:
“Flood My Mind” – Ivy Levan (ehhhh)
2. Waking Up:
“I Think I Love It” – Alexandra Stan (That
This is something I've enjoyed doing for years since I first got it from this ten year old blog entry; basically, you take a list of questions, set your Ipod (or any Spotify/Apple playlist) on shuffle and answer each question with whatever song you get. The songs usually make no sense as answers, but it has always been a fun past time. I have a word document that I've been filling with these since 2012, but the last one I did was apparently in 2017 so here's one I did a couple of nights ago (u
Today, I got the box containing all my BIONICLE sets down from the top of the closet for the first time in probably a couple of years or so. Giant nostalgia blast. I decided to take a picture to commemorate the moment, but to make it funnier I posed them all duking it out in a huge side-less battle.
Can you spot everything wrong with this picture?
Or considering the activity around here maybe I should call it an "Ask me nothing." Imma rite? Anyway, my premier membership is almost up so I thought I should do at least one of these in my time on BZPower before it finally runs out. So go ahead and ask me any questions you might have in the comments and I'll answer them when I can.
For the uninitiated, The Star Wars Epic Duels Game is a board game released in 2002 to promote "Attack of the Clones"; it did not sell well in it's initial run, but went on to gain a cult following. It also happens to be my favorite board game and is what got me into the hobby in the first place; I'm even a mod over at the Epic Duels Wiki (the number one place to discuss Epic Duels). Naturally, over the years I've thought about combining two of my great loves together, but actual decks never mat
(Sorry I haven't updated this recently, but I joined Reddit recently and was reminded how much fun it is being on a active forum can be) I like music. I like board games (both playing and making them). But, trying to make a board game involving music has always been a challenge for me. -Music Questionnaires can be fun, except I only have three and they get old real fast, plus it's more a solitary activity than an actual game. -Music Top Trumps is a real thing and card games are the easie
To be as direct as possible, I got $40 that I need to give to some charitable organization and I don't have any idea as to who it should be. So go ahead and write any and all suggestions you have in the comments and I just might donate to it!
So, this past Sunday night I got to see CHVRCHES, one of my favorite bands of all time, play and Karzahni yeah it was great! This was my first time seeing them in concert and also my second concert ever since really getting to music (my first was Haim around this time last year) so that made this a little extra special. The Build Up: My night, of course, started with a lot of waiting. I was in line a half-an-hour before the doors opened, although in hindsight that might have been a little
] Apparently, this was the idea for Jurassic Park IV as envisioned in a script written by John Sayles, years before Jurassic World was a thing. Now, despite being someone who rolls their eyes every time someone in the "Jurassic World" movies brings up the idea that dinosaurs have any military value what so ever I just love the idea of a scene where an Ankylosaurus is sitting inside the hold of a C-130 Hercules, the door opens and an army guy shouts, "GO, GO GO, GO!" Prompting the dinosa
Not too long ago I was re-watching (or watching for the first time more often then not) all 5 seasons of the original run of "The Twilight Zone" (I talked about it here when I started) and while making my way through I was reading A.V. Club's reviews of each episode. The recent talk of Jordon Peele's reboot (which I haven't seen) made me think back to the review of "To Serve Man" mostly a point the author made about how the episode was basically a plot twist in search of a story, which lead to
Alternate Title: The Tommy Westphall of Sci-Fi Alternate Title #2: Take It Off Predey Boy! A while ago I was watching the kill count video for "Alien Vs. Predator" and after doing some reading on the AVP wiki I got the idea for this entry, but decided to wait until I had watched all the AVP movies at least once. That meant had 5 or 6 movies to watch; well, last Monday I watched "Alien vs. Predator: Requiem" so here we are. Note: I will not be spoiling any movies worth seeing, but if for s
So, I was reading my indie mixtape e-mail today and I saw them suggesting Grime's new demo "Pretty Dark". Of course, I didn't need them to tell me because I've had that song on repeat all week, but I also noticed them attaching a name to Grimes' new album that I hadn't seen before. Apparently it's called "Miss_Anthropocene". This necessitated a google search and I found that Grimes just did an interview with the Wall Street Journal, but since it's hidden behind a subscription wall I suggest