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by Fenrek

I'm just going to jump straight into the critique here. My initial impression that it looks more like a toa that's simply walking on hi...

I don't get the chance to give critiques as much as I get them, but here are some of the ones I have given. :)

The BML Standard




The BML Standard

Here at the BionicleMOCers’League, we strive to uphold a high standard for the MOCs that we accept. Of course ‘a high standard’ is incredibly qualitative, but here we’ve outlined five key attributes which will, hopefully, both define what makes a good MOC and help people whose MOCs may not make it into our gallery.

Creativity is, in my humble opinion, where most people fall short. The whole sticking-to-what-Lego-showed-you won’t get you any brownie points if you simply swap an armour piece here and there. Try using pieces where they wouldn’t normally be used, try to break free from the ‘skeleton plus armour’ building style that Lego has taught you, experiment with new pieces. How can you use a piece in a way that’s never been used before? Can you design something that the world hasn’t seen yet? It’s these clever additions that really give MOCs their spark.

We have to remember that MOCs aren’t static sculptures; their articulation allows them to move. It might be hard to show this in pictures, but how sturdy is your MOC? How strongly are the pieces attached together? Will it fall over or break when you move it? Some builds are made purely for aesthetics, in which case strength might not be a top priority, but if your MOC is able to pull off several different poses, it all adds to its character – in fact, you could even include good ol’ functions, like the early days of Bionicle!

Now, having a Toa with fully custom armour and weaponry is all fine and dandy, but what is a gallery without some variation? A good MOCer is one who can succeed in all areas: big and small, humanoid and creature, Bionicle and Hero Factory. Having a wide range of different styles makes your gallery vastly more interesting – people will get bored if they see the same mecha over and over again. There’s nothing wrong with a well-built Hero, but here at the BML we love accepting things of different shapes and sizes!

If anything, consistency is a factor that really gives a MOC flair. Does the MOC itself seem natural? Is the colour scheme sound? More advanced MOCers would go even further – what kind of texture does this MOC have? Organic or mechanical? Blocky or smooth? Intricate details or simplicity? Sometimes it's good to have colours spread equally around a MOC, while at other times it's best to focus them in particular areas. Equal (or intentionally unequal!) distribution of characteristics shows that a MOCer has paid attention to the design as a whole, and taken the entire picture into account.

Finally, the last hurdle which trips up far too many people is presentation. We understand that not everyone can afford fancy high-definition cameras, but you can still make an effort to make the background as clear as possible (or even create scenery!). Blurriness and backgrounds aren’t the only things that can ruin a good MOC, though. How many pictures do you want to show us? Several poses and angles, or one simple photo? Do you want to display them separately, or in a collage? This is, after all, deviantArt, where making good first impressions is essential.

Of course, no-one is perfect – that includes us BML admins. You also have to remember that everybody starts off as a beginner, so obviously you can’t expect fantastic results right from the get-go. I hope this advice helped you advance as a builder, or at least have a better understanding of the MOCing community. Thanks for reading, and happy MOCing!
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Hi everyone, ITS SATURDAY AND I HAVEN'T GOT A FUCKIN THING TO DO BUT MOC AND COOL SHIT THAT YOU GUYS LIKE! :la: I haven't fully abandoned you all for my MTG buddies...yet. :plotting: :XD: And on this lovely day off with nothing-to-do-by-design I wanted to write the journal that's the follow up to my poll question. So in the wise words of Mumbo, "lets crack on with it."

Music is very important to me, and every now and again I like to share what music I'm filling my head space with. You see, Music is how I concentrate when MOCing, and it can be very motivational while MOCing. Sometimes I throw on music that I feel fits the project I'm working on, but often times I just play things that scratches that peculiar itch in my musical tastes that not a lot of other people seem to have. Come check out these bands I've been loving lately, you've probably never heard of them, which is also part of the fun of doing this. Music discovery is always a bit of a thrill for me.

Arcane


We'll start with my latest music gem unearthed from obscurity, its a band that my best friend animeprophet found through the Web service Bandcamp and has then shown me. They're an Australian outfit called Arcane. I'd describe them as Dream Theater meets Tool with some really lovely singer-songwriter elements thrown in for extra good measure and effect. I love this bands duality between some driving progressive metal, and moments that strip away all the aggression and distortion to reveal a much softer and elegant side of this band. Their latest effort is definitely an album worth listening all the way through, and it's a double LP so that means plenty of run time to make these ears happy. Here's Arcane's Known/Learned.


Pretty awesome yeah?

TesseracT


First an Aussie band, now a UK band and another Ausie band up next, the blokes speaking the Queen's English really know how to jam it seems. TesseracT is probably the only band that's part of a "movement" that I seem to actually like. That movement is called "Djent Metal," and for the most part I find it samey and lacking inspiration in the wake of the band that started it all, Meshuggah, which is a band I actually do like. These guys grabbed my attention and held it though. Its like Progressive "djent metal" with a singer who's actually got some chops. I'd almost go as far as to say they're a metal band with a boy band singer. It sounds weird, but for me, it actually works. Check out this live in the studio performance to see for your self.



One thing to note with TesseracT, they've gone through a singer change throughout their career. Pictured here is their "first album" singer. He wasn't their first singer ever, but was the first to be recorded with the band, then Fan Tomkins left and was replaced by Ashe O'Hara, who recorded what will probably always be known as their break out album, Altered State. After touring that album Ashe left and Dan came back. I personally like both singers, but I think Dan is the definitive singer for TesseracT. I was anxious to see how he held up in the wake of Ashe, and I think everyone wondered if Dan was up to the challenge, I think he was. Just a fair warning, if you check these guys out and are like "hey why is there a different singer?" now you know why. :P

Karnivool


Back to Australia again. Karnivool(their way of spelling Carnival) has been around a while now. They hit the "nu metal" scene back in the early 2000's and then reinvented themselves it seems. At least I find a stark difference between their first EP Persona, to their first full album Themata, and then their follow up, Sound Awake. Asymmetry, their most recent effort feels to me to have built on the foundation laid by Sound Awake. It almost feels like a continuation to me, and that is definitely not a bad thing if you've ever listened to Sound Awake. I think the best analogy is a Caterpillar to a Butterfly, its still the same creature, but they went through a metamorphosis. So to really show this band off, I'll be posting multiple videos.

Themata(2005)


Sound Awake
This decision pains me, which song do I pick to show you such a masterpiece of an album? SO you know what? FUCK IT! Listen to the whole thing. If you listen to one video in this journal, make it this one! From the opening track of Simple Boy to the final moments of Change, this album is a treasure trove of aural gold. For me though, the best moments of the album are the final act. It starts with The Caudal Lure, and runs all the way through till the end. I love it when an album runs through like that. Sure it can sometimes feel weird and disjointed on shuffel, but on your standard playthrough its a great treat to hear music that flows into and motifs itself. Here's Sound Awake!


Asymmetry
The follow up to 2008's masterpiece Asymmetry seems to be a continuation of Sound Awake, lyrically and musically. Its haunting and catchy at the same time. I definitely have an easier time selecting a track off this album, though I still absolutely recommend giving the whole album a couple of listens through. I particularly like the way "Aum" and "Om" bookshelf the whole album in that haunting tone that has a weird way of resolving while seemingly not resolving. If "unrest" had a sound, I think it'd be this album. For a bit of a change of pace, I'll go with the first single of this album, that also has a music video for it. 


Rishloo


All these foreign bands, where's the love for Murika right? :flagus::salut: Well here ya go, a band from these United States. Rishloo is a much smaller band than these other outfits. They're actually completely independent, not signed to a record label or anything. They do everything on their own terms, and thus their range of influence isn't doing them justice. They hail from Seattle Washington, the birthplace of so many other great bands from the Grunge era. However, Grunge is not this band's flavor. They take that progressive/experimental element that I love so much and throw some dazzle on it all. Honestly, if I had to describe Rishloo it would be "Queen meets Tool" and that's somewhere in the ballpark of what these guys do. The track I picked is gonna pace those who have short attention spans, but I figure by now those idiots have already stopped reading. So check out this 10+ minute sprawling epic from the guys up North.



I also really suggest checking out their lyrics if you like their music. They've got some really interesting lyrics penned by their singer Andrew. He's quite the painter of words.

Russian Circles


Now this is actually a band I've talked about before, but they're always worth mentioning. If you haven't been digging the vocals in these previous bands then maybe this might suite your tastes, they're totally instrumental. They decided they didn't need a singer and I agree with that decision, it leaves room for the three of them to thrive without being distracted from. Again though, I don't know what I should pick in order to show you the width and breadth of this band.

Its not always the first track I think of, but we'll go with Harper Lewis.


And just cause it's my favorite song of theirs, Here's Mladek

I always feel the need to point out that this is Archimede's Theme song. I feel it fits him so well, Majestic and stoic, but troubled and dark at times to.

Closing thoughts.


Well I could go on all night, so we'll call it that with RC. Thanks for reading if you made it all the way to the end. I thank you for your time and patience. Now here's where the really fun part for me comes, I'd love to hear some suggestions from you. It doesn't have to be rock music, I like Jazz, orchestral and symphonic music to(like from movie scores and video games) I'm interested in hearing new things so it doesn't matter if its not much like what I've suggested. There's a whole world of music out there, so lets share it with each other. :stereo::wave:








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Do you guys like it when I suggest music to listen to? 

38%
11 deviants said :shrug: I dunno, I don't know what kind of music you like so I can't say.
28%
8 deviants said :headbang: LETS ROCK OUT TOGETHER!!!
24%
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7%
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Welcome to my :devart: profile page :wave:
Most of you know that I am a Bionicle MOCer
For those of you that don't, I make sculptures
of various things using legos, and more
specifically Bionicle/Hero Factor parts.
Though I do use regular legos ligh you
Might be familiar with. The Term MOC
is an acrynym that stands for
My Own Creation.
This is a term we creators of original lego
sculptres universally(mostly) use as a term
for anything made by us and not officially
designed by lego or lego engineers.
So that's that.
I am also a musician. I play bass, drums
and a little bit of keybard and guitar
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Hi everyone, ITS SATURDAY AND I HAVEN'T GOT A FUCKIN THING TO DO BUT MOC AND COOL SHIT THAT YOU GUYS LIKE! :la: I haven't fully abandoned you all for my MTG buddies...yet. :plotting: :XD: And on this lovely day off with nothing-to-do-by-design I wanted to write the journal that's the follow up to my poll question. So in the wise words of Mumbo, "lets crack on with it."

Music is very important to me, and every now and again I like to share what music I'm filling my head space with. You see, Music is how I concentrate when MOCing, and it can be very motivational while MOCing. Sometimes I throw on music that I feel fits the project I'm working on, but often times I just play things that scratches that peculiar itch in my musical tastes that not a lot of other people seem to have. Come check out these bands I've been loving lately, you've probably never heard of them, which is also part of the fun of doing this. Music discovery is always a bit of a thrill for me.

Arcane


We'll start with my latest music gem unearthed from obscurity, its a band that my best friend animeprophet found through the Web service Bandcamp and has then shown me. They're an Australian outfit called Arcane. I'd describe them as Dream Theater meets Tool with some really lovely singer-songwriter elements thrown in for extra good measure and effect. I love this bands duality between some driving progressive metal, and moments that strip away all the aggression and distortion to reveal a much softer and elegant side of this band. Their latest effort is definitely an album worth listening all the way through, and it's a double LP so that means plenty of run time to make these ears happy. Here's Arcane's Known/Learned.


Pretty awesome yeah?

TesseracT


First an Aussie band, now a UK band and another Ausie band up next, the blokes speaking the Queen's English really know how to jam it seems. TesseracT is probably the only band that's part of a "movement" that I seem to actually like. That movement is called "Djent Metal," and for the most part I find it samey and lacking inspiration in the wake of the band that started it all, Meshuggah, which is a band I actually do like. These guys grabbed my attention and held it though. Its like Progressive "djent metal" with a singer who's actually got some chops. I'd almost go as far as to say they're a metal band with a boy band singer. It sounds weird, but for me, it actually works. Check out this live in the studio performance to see for your self.



One thing to note with TesseracT, they've gone through a singer change throughout their career. Pictured here is their "first album" singer. He wasn't their first singer ever, but was the first to be recorded with the band, then Fan Tomkins left and was replaced by Ashe O'Hara, who recorded what will probably always be known as their break out album, Altered State. After touring that album Ashe left and Dan came back. I personally like both singers, but I think Dan is the definitive singer for TesseracT. I was anxious to see how he held up in the wake of Ashe, and I think everyone wondered if Dan was up to the challenge, I think he was. Just a fair warning, if you check these guys out and are like "hey why is there a different singer?" now you know why. :P

Karnivool


Back to Australia again. Karnivool(their way of spelling Carnival) has been around a while now. They hit the "nu metal" scene back in the early 2000's and then reinvented themselves it seems. At least I find a stark difference between their first EP Persona, to their first full album Themata, and then their follow up, Sound Awake. Asymmetry, their most recent effort feels to me to have built on the foundation laid by Sound Awake. It almost feels like a continuation to me, and that is definitely not a bad thing if you've ever listened to Sound Awake. I think the best analogy is a Caterpillar to a Butterfly, its still the same creature, but they went through a metamorphosis. So to really show this band off, I'll be posting multiple videos.

Themata(2005)


Sound Awake
This decision pains me, which song do I pick to show you such a masterpiece of an album? SO you know what? FUCK IT! Listen to the whole thing. If you listen to one video in this journal, make it this one! From the opening track of Simple Boy to the final moments of Change, this album is a treasure trove of aural gold. For me though, the best moments of the album are the final act. It starts with The Caudal Lure, and runs all the way through till the end. I love it when an album runs through like that. Sure it can sometimes feel weird and disjointed on shuffel, but on your standard playthrough its a great treat to hear music that flows into and motifs itself. Here's Sound Awake!


Asymmetry
The follow up to 2008's masterpiece Asymmetry seems to be a continuation of Sound Awake, lyrically and musically. Its haunting and catchy at the same time. I definitely have an easier time selecting a track off this album, though I still absolutely recommend giving the whole album a couple of listens through. I particularly like the way "Aum" and "Om" bookshelf the whole album in that haunting tone that has a weird way of resolving while seemingly not resolving. If "unrest" had a sound, I think it'd be this album. For a bit of a change of pace, I'll go with the first single of this album, that also has a music video for it. 


Rishloo


All these foreign bands, where's the love for Murika right? :flagus::salut: Well here ya go, a band from these United States. Rishloo is a much smaller band than these other outfits. They're actually completely independent, not signed to a record label or anything. They do everything on their own terms, and thus their range of influence isn't doing them justice. They hail from Seattle Washington, the birthplace of so many other great bands from the Grunge era. However, Grunge is not this band's flavor. They take that progressive/experimental element that I love so much and throw some dazzle on it all. Honestly, if I had to describe Rishloo it would be "Queen meets Tool" and that's somewhere in the ballpark of what these guys do. The track I picked is gonna pace those who have short attention spans, but I figure by now those idiots have already stopped reading. So check out this 10+ minute sprawling epic from the guys up North.



I also really suggest checking out their lyrics if you like their music. They've got some really interesting lyrics penned by their singer Andrew. He's quite the painter of words.

Russian Circles


Now this is actually a band I've talked about before, but they're always worth mentioning. If you haven't been digging the vocals in these previous bands then maybe this might suite your tastes, they're totally instrumental. They decided they didn't need a singer and I agree with that decision, it leaves room for the three of them to thrive without being distracted from. Again though, I don't know what I should pick in order to show you the width and breadth of this band.

Its not always the first track I think of, but we'll go with Harper Lewis.


And just cause it's my favorite song of theirs, Here's Mladek

I always feel the need to point out that this is Archimede's Theme song. I feel it fits him so well, Majestic and stoic, but troubled and dark at times to.

Closing thoughts.


Well I could go on all night, so we'll call it that with RC. Thanks for reading if you made it all the way to the end. I thank you for your time and patience. Now here's where the really fun part for me comes, I'd love to hear some suggestions from you. It doesn't have to be rock music, I like Jazz, orchestral and symphonic music to(like from movie scores and video games) I'm interested in hearing new things so it doesn't matter if its not much like what I've suggested. There's a whole world of music out there, so lets share it with each other. :stereo::wave:








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  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
Do you guys like it when I suggest music to listen to?
38%
11 deviants said :shrug: I dunno, I don't know what kind of music you like so I can't say.
28%
8 deviants said :headbang: LETS ROCK OUT TOGETHER!!!
24%
7 deviants said :| its hit or miss with me.
7%
2 deviants said :no: Nah, your taste in music sucks bruh...
3%
1 deviant said :nod: yeah I generally like what you suggest.
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Not a problem. :thumbsup::)
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Thanks for the :+fav:!
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You're welcome. :aww:
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Thank you for the watch, I really appreciate it I am a dummy! +fav 
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You're welcome. :D
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Quick, share 3-5 facts about you or your hobby and tag two other people, or the MOV of you will get mauled.
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QwakAttak Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, 3rdeye, how many other mocists are you friends on Skype with? i would like to become friends with all who share the interest of bionicles and i have already got rahiden, i was wondering if i could be friends with you to!

(you don't have to, i'm only 12)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I can't speak for the other people I talk to. You should ask people directly. Its not polite to share other people's contact information without their knowledge or consent. So if you want to chat with more MOCers on skype, then I suggest you simply ask people you see online like here.

As for me I don't use skype much other than to talk to the admins of my group. I don't have much time these days.
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ok, thanks for the advice.
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You're welcome. :D
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3rdeye, enter my contest?
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry I'm swamped for time these days with my job, and juggling other hobbies. I don't think I will. ^^;
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I understand.
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Thanks. :)
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Thank you for the watch! :D
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I dig your art style. its kinda trippy in a cooly way. :thumbsup::D
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JarODragon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Yes good. I am the trippy one. -new title aquired-
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*playstation trophy ding sound plus icon in top corner*. :XD:
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That was awesome! Is there going to be more of this particular series or production? I quite liked it.
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I'll send you more  this is the next one kisscartoon.me/Cartoon/Justice…
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Greatly appreciate the watch, thank you
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You're welcome. :D
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