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About this blog

Mainly, this is an archive of my blogs written whenever Premier Membership was free (usually during BZPower anniversary celebrations in the summers). However, my love for BIONICLE is still strong, ten years after its official ending, and my current AFOL haunts don't give me enough outlet to write about it. So, who knows? You might see some fresh entries here from an original BIONICLE fan now in his 30s.

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Was I Too Optimistic?

As something of a realist, I knew going into this year that fangirl and fanboy pipe dreams of "The Return of BIONICLE" for the 20th anniversary was crazy talk. As much as I love the original run of BIONICLE from 2001 to 2010, there was no way in Karzahni that LEGO was going to revive the theme just for an anniversary year. It's a major one, but still. BIONICLE is done. No need to "continue" the story or reboot it (2015 and 2016 showed how poorly the latter went). My prognostication was we'd
March 25, 2001 - Tahu's Arrival

March 25, 2001 - Tahu's Arrival

This was the beginning... Exactly twenty years ago, the legend of BIONICLE officially began for me with the arrival of a small box at my doorstep. In that box were two LEGO sets that would change my life. One was Tahu and the other was Turaga Vakama, but in the early afternoon of March 25th, 2001, those were pretty much just random names to me. But by that evening, they would represent characters almost as real as I was. I won't go into the review of the builds, but as I assembled each
The Twentieth Blog Entry

The Twentieth Blog Entry

This is it! The twentieth entry in my BZPower blog! Why is that significant? Probably because I just decided it would be! Blog-like writing has been a theme of my internet presence from near the beginning of my teenage experience. I got my first blog on Blogspot.com (now just blogger.com) in January 2004. My English teacher wanted us to create personal blogs for writing exercises outside of class, a new concept to 15 year-old me, but apparently, some of my peers had discovered Xanga (rememb

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Bionicle Guru

BIONICLE Flashback: The Sounds of Summer 2001

BIONICLE Flashback: The Sounds of Summer 2001

I was driving to visit my mom this past weekend and over the course of the two hours on the highway, I tuned into SiriusXM's "Pop2K" station. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that they were doing a countdown of the top 30 songs for this week in 2001. As I listened, I was instantly transported back to August 2001, just as my seventh grade school year was starting. Just like the Toa, I was about to enter a strange, new world filled with challenges and potential new friends. Music has always

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Bionicle Guru

BIONICLE Flashback: Summer of 2005

BIONICLE Flashback: Summer of 2005

Since us old fogeys love to sit around and reminisce about the "good ol' days", I figure as one of the few still-active remnants of BZPower's glory days, I have a unique platform to keep the old BIONICLE flame alive, both just for fun and for future edification of fans born well after BIONICLE's start that may need some insight on what the theme was like in the early years of the 21st century. Today, I'll dive into the summer of 2005, the middle of a very convoluted year for BIONICLE. The f

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Bionicle Guru

 

Finally Built Brutaka

Brutaka holds an ominous distinction within not just my BIONICLE fandom, but my overall LEGO collection. 2006 was my last full year of high school before graduating in the spring of 2007 and going on to college after the summer. By the end of the year, it was not obvious what university I would be attending nor if my family could afford it. After throwing everything into obtaining the six Piraka and six Toa Inika, along with Vezon and Fenrakk, my spending for LEGO was severely throttled. I neede

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Bionicle Guru

 

Testing 1, 2, 3...?

So, is it true? Can I add to my blog if I am not a premier member? Has the whole world gone mad?!? Quick! To the Bat-phone! I must come up with more things to write and blog about!   Hopefully, this worked. If you are reading this, I managed to publish it. EDIT: Five years almost (to the day!) and I see that my blog is able to be edited and have new published entries without a Premier Membership! Ha! Something tells me, though, this isn't an accident, but a result of the deteriora

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Bionicle Guru

 

Will Trade Real, Swiss-Cheese Vahi for Continued Blogging Rights

I've come to the realization I am going to miss using this blog. Yes, I know I could stop being stingy with my money and donate to BZP in exchange for continued blogging access, but BZP has gotten my money before (don't say I'm not generous), but I feel personally like my usage of the site needs to be a lot higher in order to get the most bang for my buck. All I want to do is blog, though, and chat with you all about my thoughts on BIONICLE, life, pears, and the universe.   I offer my Vahi that

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Bionicle Guru

 

Packing My Bags for Kepler 452-b

A new exo-planet approximately 1400 light-years away has been found circling a star just like ours, in approximately the same distance from it as Earth is from Sol, and is not that much bigger than our planet (Surface gravity might be around 2g, so twice that of Earth's). Distance is not an issue. I'm packing my bags now to head over to this world and stake my claim on the planet for the eventual interstellar wars that will break out amongst the various planet-kingdoms that will spread out throu

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Bionicle Guru

 

BZPower Anniversary Blog-a-thon 2015

Like a genie freed from his lamp, the premier perks activation for the week of BZP's anniversary have allowed me to come forth and blog once again! Perhaps this shall be a more fruitful week than last year's, but you never know! What if I have nothing useful to write about? What if I suddenly fall off the face of the Internet this week? Such are the worries that keep strong, basement-dwelling men and women awake at night.   This first entry is just a re-introduction, I suppose. Tonight, I plan t

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Bionicle Guru

 

"Is he alive or dead? Has he thoughts within his head?"

I AM IRON MAN!!!   From the song, not the movie; anyway, looks like it is that special time of the year they let us crazies come out and play with the Blog machine. I haven't participated in the last few years (thanks, work), but here I am now, on a whim, deciding to share some thoughts with all you whippersnappers.   I joined BZP a long time ago. July 28th, 2003, to be exact. This was shortly after I got my first email address, and I was only 14 years old. I'm 25 now, and soon to be 26. That me

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Bionicle Guru

 

The End Is Near!

The new chapter of BORNICLE: Origins of the Toga was posted recently. Check it out if you want. Part Four should be up relatively soon, but it depends on my availability and how nice the server is.   Thanks again to all of you that actually still read or review that comedy. Methinks it has seen better days, but I feel as if I make one reader happy, I have succeeded in my literary pursuit.   Good day, Bionicle Guru

Bionicle Guru

Bionicle Guru

 

Retrospective On The "troutwar"

Remember "troutwar" links? I sort of do, since I went so far as to mention it in my comedy, "BORNICLE." I think they were links people put in their sigs that led to bad pages or (in most cases) a silly picture of a trout. They caught the link-clicker off guard. If I a misremembering, somebody please rectify my crumbling memories.   Well, that's it for the retrospective. I was reminded of it while re-reading sections of "BORNICLE." I hope everyone is having a good day on BZPower and in real life

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Bionicle Guru

 

"i'm Not Your Father..."

You're going to love this.   NEW TRON: Legacy Trailer (released 7/22/10)   December 17 cannot come fast enough! I envy those people at Comic-con right now who are virtually immersed in all things "TRON" right now.   Enjoy, Bionicle Guru   UPDATE: It appears that previous link was a temporary one for a promotion's sake. I've added a new one that should work. Big ups to Waffles for catching that.

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Bionicle Guru

 

Lunch Break

So I'm typing this while on my lunch break at work. See how much I care about you guys and girls?   Anyway, in my quest to make this blog just as peevishly annoying as those of the "regulars" on BZP, I've added some obnoxious content blogs to distract you from my writing, which has now been unduly crunched. I know you love it.   I stared for a long time at BORNICLE last night. I think I will update it soon because all the nice replies posted afterward without a single person whining about wher

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Bionicle Guru

 

Also: Exsidian Sword Up For Grabs!

As an addendum to my previous post: I request a star rating for my blog while it's temporarily active. I don't care if you want to give me one star or five. I'll take either fame or infamy. It's just a blog.   Go back to your lemonade, Bionicle Guru.

Bionicle Guru

Bionicle Guru

 

24k Gold Hau Giveaway! Also Platinum Avohkii, Sterling Silver Krana Kal, And Real Swiss Cheese Vahi!

Betcha' didn't see this one coming!   I decided to be fun and update my blog for no reason other than because I can.   I'm sure you are all brimming with questions for me. So I will answer them for now. Better get your own questions or comments in while you can. Chances are that I won't be able to update this blog again until next year (And by then, I might be dead, for all you know, so no time like the present).   FAQ   Q: Where have you been? A: College, dude! Actually, it isn't all it's

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Bionicle Guru

 

Silly Server

The server is really killing my blogging game here on BZPower. I had a nice entry written up a few days ago to post here, but since the server decided to lag, I lost all of it. Naturally, I lost the desire to retype the entry, so all my fellow readers get is what I am writing now.   But in short, yes, I have come back from Pittsburgh and CMU. I made a lot of new friends and strengthened some old friendships. Much fun was had, and now I am back in my dreary home. I start school next week, and wi

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Bionicle Guru

 

Still In Pittsburgh

Like the title says, I am still in Pittsburgh. I am not posting any BORNICLE chapters until mid-August, though I have established no particular date yet.   I was walking in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood and one store had a huge display of kids' Lego creations. They were all either Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Bionicle-themed. The Bionicle MOCs were absolutely pathetic, but I found creative humor in each. The best one had to be two models named "The Sidoracks [sic] Are Talking." It was basicall

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Bionicle Guru

 

Where I At?

Well well well. I lost Art Contest 11. Surprise surprise. It goes to show that the age of accurate-to-set drawings has yet to come.   In happier news, I am in Pittsburgh, living on the awesome CMU campus preparing for college life. So far, the activities have been pretty crazy. A hypnotist of sorts came the first night and guessed many people's locker combinations and names. I thought it was all rigged, until he picked people that I knew personally would not pretend to go along with a charlatan

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Bionicle Guru

 

The Other Bionicle Guru

When not passing his time on BZPower writing BORNICLE, posting unheeded wisdom, or losing Artwork and LGD forum contests, the person who you are familiar with as Bionicle Guru leads a wholly dissimilar life. Many would never guess as to his BZP membership, much less his interest in Bionicle. But anyway, did you know that: He likes to play tennis, and though he is only a veritable noob at the spot (we are talking not even a full year's experience), is getting better all the time. He likes a wide

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Bionicle Guru

 

Back In The Saddle Again...sort Of

This is the third time I have become a Premier Member of BZPower, and the benefits only get better and better. It does upset me that I never earned my proto points from good deeds on the forums; only by monetary payment have I allowed myself to appear as an "Outstanding BZP Citizen." So kids, there is a lesson in that. Do not let appearances deceive you. Just because someone seems cool, honest, "outstanding," or smart on the Internet does not indicate IN THE LEAST that they are truly like that.

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Bionicle Guru

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