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Esh and Aivren by Gale-OneOfMany

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by Meskii

I know I just wrote a comment, but I've been wanting to do more critiques to so here's this as well. Vision: I gave this 4 stars becaus...

Malia, Hero Reborn by Gale-OneOfMany

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Shade is quite an interesting MOC, and an even more interesting character. Vision: I gave three stars because I do think you know what ...

Project GREEN: Mass by WDenniz
by WDenniz

:iconwewtplz: My first critique for Dennis' MOCs. :dance: Mass in my my mind is the first example that Dennis can handle a larger build relatively well, ...

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Welcome and Thank You
Hello there, thank you for visiting my Deviantpage. If you've favorited or added me to your :+devwatch: then allow me to say thank you. I sometimes get a lot of traffic in bursts with new submissions so I may not personally thank you for the favorite or watch. But I want you to know that I do appreciate the support.



As for my followers. Thank you all for the continued support of my artwork. You all have made Deviantart such a wonderful experience for me. :wave:

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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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
If you want to know more about that stuf
just ask me, and feelf free to ask me about
most anything you're curious about, or comment
on my Deviations or journals.
Overall I'm pretty friendly, unless given a reason
not to be. :) I hope to hear from you.

Thank you to anyone and everyone for favorites,
comments and watches.:iconthankyousignplz:


One thing that's very important to me that I don't really show here, music. I'm a musician and music is my soul. If I was somehow presented the choice of being able to make it as a successful musician, but the trade off is that I could never MOC again, I'd take it in a drum beat. I love music. And to show some of the music I love, here's some Stamps.

Tool Stamp by PockyPerson32Lateralus Stamp by IgnisAlatusNine Inch Nails Stamp by Ghostwalker2061nin stamp by josephhaubertMer De Noms Stamp by IgnisAlatusThirteenth Step Stamp by IgnisAlatusQueens of the Stone Age stamp by josephhaubertKyuss Stamp by AXL331Soundgarden Stamp by IgnisAlatusSilversun Pickups.Animated. by chaifoxRed Hot Chili Peppers Stamp by rlhcreationsAlice In Chains Stamp by IgnisAlatusRATM stamp by weirdofreako17Now you do what they told you... by TheHappySpaceman01System of a down by old-mc-donaldGodsmack by old-mc-donaldMeshuggah Stamp by Born-of-Wolves- I Listen To Post-Rock - by AbXorb

Now shut up and bond with me because we love awesome music.
Interests

What do you think of the preleminary pics of the new Bionicle Sets? 

38%
15 deviants said :thumbsup:I like most of them.
23%
9 deviants said :happybounce: I love em!
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7 deviants said :) I equally like and dislike some of them.
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7 deviants said :| I like one or two but dislike more of them.
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2 deviants said :( I dislike most of them
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No deviants said :tantrum: I HATE ALL OF THEM!

More good news!

Mon Sep 15, 2014, 7:47 PM
Skin by CypherVisor



Hi everyone, I have more good news to share with you, though this is news of a personal sort. I will be starting a new job come this Sunday! :eager: :la:

I'll be working at the same place as my father at Amazon.com as a warehouse associate. Actually I'll be working as a temp through a staffing agency, but my work is guaranteed to at least the end of the holidays. There's a really high chance though that I'll be converted into an "Amizonian" though. As of now Amazon isn't even accepting applications for the position and my dad tells me they're converting SMX people like crazy. So my chances are good. :D

I'll be working 4 10 hour shifts a week, so no time for MOCing on a work day. crying fella (Reactions) but hey I'll be making $13.50 an hour, so that'll be nice. :D This is  honestly the best job opportunity I've ever had, so I'm very excited about it. My dad also says this is the nicest job he's ever had to, and he's been working for like a zillion years in the warehouse industry, so that's saying something. The even cooler aspect is once peak hits, we'll have to work mandatory overtime. That'll suck cause we're being worked to death, but making time and a half equals out to $20.25 an hour is pretty damn good pay when you're used to minimum wage like my family is. :P Then I think we make double time for the last two hours, unless that's only the amazonians. if that's the case my pay would go up to $27 for the last two hours.

This might be my only chance to immaturely go "Haha I make more money than you" :pointandlaugh::dance::nana:  so I'm going to take it. :XD:

Okay, now that I've got the excited gloating out of my system, I'll get on to why I'm bothering to tell any of you this stuff. Well basically, it means my buddies over in the groups flashing next to this writing in the side bar will be responsible for maintaining order and civility, but also because I'll finally have some $$$ to throw around. That means I'll be able to commission a few people I've wanted to commission, maybe put up some prizes for contests in the groups, make at least the BML a Super Group and generally just return some of the love(and iron fisted domination) that the community has given me. I hope to at least. Its in the plans. If you know anything about me, you know plans of mine hardly work out. But :fingerscrossed: this time.

As for MOCing, its probably going to slow to a crawl, and I'll have to hit up Alex-Darkrai  and a few other slow-progress MOCers I know of on advice about how to get a MOC done over a long period of time. But seeing as how I'll be raking in so goddamned much money, and able to keep it(except for taxes) since I don't have many expenses, I can put some of my hard earned pay towards getting parts on a whim, which means quite a few projects on my "needs funding" to-do list can finally be crossed off. And who knows, assuming I'll be able to keep my job past the holidays, I definitely wanna put into ABS a few big projects I have in mind, and who knows, maybe along with Bionicle 2015 will see the return of one of its most well known and beloved MOCs. :plotting: Only time will tell...

My dad's got a new stable job, and that's improved the mood of my household tremendously, and now it looks like I'm on my way to getting a good job to, 2014 has started off pretty rough for us here, but it's improved a lot over the last two months.

Thanks for reading my gloaty rambly junk about my personal life. And thank you all for the support. :grouphug: 

  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Myself ramble
  • Reading: Comments, replies and Journals
  • Watching: Avatar: The Last Air Bender
  • Playing: With Legos and my Camera
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Arizona Mucho Mango

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Say do you take requests?
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Wretched-Bones Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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GOD FUCKING DAMMIT!!! I FUCKING HATE HOLLYWOOD!!!
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BionicleSaurus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much for the watch! :D :D :D
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biojoe46 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
hey man i got that commish up hope ya see it soon
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
I really love your new icon! :)
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animeprophet Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Something you might find interesting. www.hellblade.com/?p=16972
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SlickDestro Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Hey eye how are ya doing
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aceofspades.queueapp.com/event… I think you will be interested in this tiny morsel. 
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sniperray213 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
hey
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Glenfoxx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the look see. Sweating a little... 
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ROBOCOP603 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Ish so COOOOL!
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xXShaddowHunterXx Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch^^
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ROBOCOP603 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You should seriously see this Bio Batman MOC..
'Tis the best, everszzz~
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pheonix-conure Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Why are you a green block? Did you find a new budding obsession with that shade of green? 
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ejaylee Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dude, why's your icon all greenish?
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Oh poop, I forget the lego hacks link! Here it is :aww:
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Bansini Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!
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Wretched-Bones Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Been trying to find you this one www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMzqTe…  when I find it I'll send the link cuz it was awesome! 
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
I haven't come by to bover you at all in the last few months! Hello there :thanks:, how's it going?
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welcometothedarksyde Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, do you know when the contest on Paul's Technic Blog is done?
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hellfire1999 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got Death done, just need to make his cloak. next up: Pestilence. This one will be fun.
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themaniacalmenagerie Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You have excellent taste in music.  Have a llama!
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sniperray213 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hey 3rdeye88 wats been goin on lately? :D
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Thatdudemaan Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclaptrapplz: I just say thank you for faving me!
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