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Esh and Aivren 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
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Thuurnum by Fenrek
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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Dave actually has a life?

Sat Jan 24, 2015, 8:06 AM
I know right? When did that happen? :lol: I kid...mostly. Alright, well its time I did a "life updates" journal. I don't normally do these, mostly because A, I've kinda tried to move away from including my personal life in what's going on here on DA and focus more on MOCing, and B, I didn't think anyone really gave much of a shit beyond the people I let know personally. If you still don't give a shit, that's cool I understand. I don't care about your personal bullshit either(as evident by my lack of comments on your journals about such nonsense as well). But any who, a lot's happened lately and some of it pretty major. First off...

I got a full time job at Amazon!


Yep, I'm an Amazonian now. I make $14 an hour will have full benefits and everything. :happybounce: I got converted from the temp agency to an Amazonian. But before you say "congratulations, you deserve it" and all that nice congratulatory bullshit, just know that I have no fucking clue how I did that or why I got picked. Most of the rest of us don't either. They say "You have to meet rates, not have any write ups, not go over your absence points :blahblah:" Okay, so I never got any write-ups, and my points weren't over, but holy shit do I never make rates. I don't even try to. I was in this just for the experience and the money. I was ready to check out by Christmas. I don't know how the hell I got picked. :shrug: Whatevz though, I'll take it. :dance:

Sooo now I'll continue to have money to blow on Lego, CDs, Deviantart bullshit, music gear, and what ever other bullshit that costs money. I'll also be getting a Cellphone just as soon as my orientation happens and I ask HR what carrier it is we get a discount with. Yeah that's right, Amazon employees get a discount with I believe its either Verizon, or AT&T. So fuckyeah Job+cheaper cellphone bill! Victory Dance Once I have it, I'll be sharing it with choice people here. Hopefully it'll enable me to keep in touch with the BML admins more and some of my other DA buddies. If you text a lot or I dunno, use KIK, or skype or what ever the fuck the kids are using these days to send them newfangled wordy messages and the pictures of their privates to eachother, let me know and I might add you(very severe "might"). 

I think I'm having one of those Social Lives! O.o


So I was in a relationship thingy, but now I'm not. Its cool though, we ended things amicably, no hearts were broken(I hope) and we're moving on gracefully(I also hope). Now I'm making friends at work, reconnected with someone I went to High School with, and even went out with a girl I met at work. Things seem to be going well with her thus far. :iconmnrthumbsupplz: Buuuuut if that doesn't work out...hey ladies. :heyladies: 

Another thing I learned from Amazon...WORK IS THE WORST FUCKING PLACE TO TRY AND MEET WOMEN! Its a big fucking facility okay, lots of females, some with potential, but goddamn, they all have kids, or are married, or have boyfriends, or are fucking lesbians! Do single women even work Amazon? WHAT THE FUCK!? :X How do normal people do this shit, is there a fuckin manual on it? I can't figure this backasswards shit out.:frustrated: -revamp :baffled:

So on top of working all the damned time, I'm attempting to have one of those things we internet shut-ins hear about in legends and see in the movies called a Social Life, so far its going okay, I guess. :shrug: I haven't gotten laid yet or given any free mustache rides so it's not going great, but I also don't have any restraining orders or have been maced or even rejected by the one girl I actually manned the fuck up to and asked out, so its not going terrible either. WOOHOO I'M DOING JUST OKAY IN THIS DEPARTMENT FOR ONCE! :la:

I'm going to be featured in Beautiful Lego 3!


Okay, so for those of you that don't venture outside of the Bionicle MOCing bubble, or the DA bubble for that matter, there's a series of books called Beautiful Lego. They feature some of the best of the best the MOCing community has to offer. Its a picture book that shocases MOCs, gives some details about it and other good things about Lego. There's two editions right now:

Beautiful Lego- http://www.nostarch.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/product_full/beautifullego_cover2_web.png

And

Beautiful Lego 2: Dark- http://www.nostarch.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/product_full/blego2_front_final_new_0.png

The third edition is going to be themed on "Nature" So naturally the MOCs that will be featured(most likely, there's a slim chance pages get dropped and MOCs don't make it, but Mike assures me this is rare) are:

  • AkridaBionicle MOC: Akrida by 3rdeye88

  • Anansi Bionicle MOC: Anansi The Spider by 3rdeye88


  • and TomboBionicle MOC: Tombo by 3rdeye88

This all happened out of the blue. I checked Flickr one day to see I had some Flickr Mail, turns out, it's from Mike Doyle, the author of the Book! He saw Akrida and wanted it in the book. There was some confusion about some other MOC that wasn't mine, but we cleared that up and I pointed out my other insect MOCs since he specified he was looking for insects(in my message, the book won't be just about insects). So I'll most likely have three MOCs in Beautiful Lego 3, that's fucking awesome!

Should all this go through this is a pretty big deal for me! You know that guy I just showed you who made Deck Chairs out of Inika heads? Yeah, he's been in both editions, and I think multiple times in each one(I'd have to check, which I'm too lazy to do). I'd be joining the ranks of some really ace MOCers and it'd really be quite the honor. This is a big step for me in the right direction of where I want to go in MOCing. I'm not going anywhere so eventually I'd like to be more prevalent in the overall MOCing community, not just in Bionicle.


Sidenote: The next time some twat-face tells you Lego isn't art, link them to these books and tell them to shut their twat faces and learn to build better shit. Anyone who says Lego can't be art clearly is a bitter, rejected, basement-dwelling twat-face that needs to shut their hole and learn to build better shit. Cause Lego absolutely is art and there's more than enough evidence to support it. Don't believe me? Check out Nathan Sawaya or Bruce Lowell I think they might disagree with you to. They'll probably also think you're a twat-face as well, they just won't come right out and say it because they're polite(unlike me tonight). :giggle:

I'm now the admin of the Bionicle Section in Lego MOCs Worldwide.


As I mentioned in my previous journal I need your help Bionicle MOCers!Hi Everyone. I'm pleased and honored to announce that I've been selected by Kosmas Santos to be the Administrator for the Bionicle section of his Facebook group, LEGO MOC Worldwide. As the admin for Bionicle I need to come up with some tutorials, tips tricks and other resources to share with the community concerning Bionicle. While I have a good idea of where to start and what to include, I want to reach out to you guys for suggestions on what to include. I believe our collective knowledge will yield much better results than me figuring this out on my own will. If you've got any suggestions, please comment, and if you think certain websites should be included, please link them in the description.
We're going to be working on a collective photography tutorial for the group, I'll be providing one more specifically tailored to Bionicle MOCing, and then I was thinking
I'm now an admin in a Facebook group created by Kosmas Santos(the Inika Deck Chair Dude), and lets just say he's been doing a lot to really stir up some buzz in the greater MOCing community. I'm really excited to be part of something he's doing and I hope to serve the Bionicle community well. I could always use some help though, I'm just one guy, I can't possibly know everything that will help serve the community, or see ever amazing new MOC out there, so anything helpful members of the facebook group have to share is welcomed. LMW is really about bringing MOCers together and sharing and helping them. I hope that's what the BML does for Bionicle MOCers here, so to be a part of something that does that on a bigger broader scale is wonderful.

I befriended my MOCing hero!

So not too terribly long ago I was contacted by someone truly and incredibly awesome...Breann Sledge. Those of you in the greater bionicle community already know her, some of you might know her as the lady who one the golden mask competition recently. Yeah that person! Breann has been a monumental part of the Bionicle community for a while now. In fact, she was the first MOCer who's work besides my own I had seen. I dare say shes who got me into Bionicle MOCing in the first place. In 2007(that really doesn't sound right I'm pretty sure it was earlier than that) or somewhere around there, I saw some TV spot about lego and there she was at Brickcon(so she says in the interview) talking about some of her early MOCs. THEY WERE HUGE AND AMAZING EVEN THEN! :wow: So that inspired me to take my spare parts from extra sets I bought and start building. Then I decided I didn't want to "collect" bionicles anymore since I was running out of space, and I didn't want to end up like my dad with tons of plastic shit piled up on the walls collecting dust, so I liquidated my display collection and jumped full force into MOCing. Mostly because I saw that someone else actually did it besides me, and because I ran out of shelfspace. So naturally I told Breann about this after her and I got to talking on Facebook(she contacted me some time last year), and guess what, she mentioned it in her interview about winning the Golden Mask Competition.

But she also gets a lot of praise. One person wrote to her recently. He remembered seeing an interview she'd done at BrickCON in 2007 and said, "You're like my MOCing hero, your builds have inspired me all these years." Breann told us, "It's really rewarding to be able to inspire people like that."
Later on the day this came out, she confirmed that this was me she was talking about. :squee: That just makes my whole fucking life! Its so rewarding that here I am, just doing my thing, I'm not really actively trying to get people to follow me or pay attention to me, its not like I go around shouting LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME AND MY MOCS COME LOOK AT THEM PLEASE!!!, I just build my MOCs and post them online, stick em in groups like everyone else and put them on display, same as everyone else. Then my Personal MOCing hero takes notice of me after seeing pictures of my MOCs at Bricks By The Bay, then Mike Doyle follows suit after seeing my MOCs on flickr.

This last year has just been so rewarding for me, I can't even put it into words properly. I'm so grateful for all the things people have done for me over my goofy little hobby that I've been doing since I was 2, and that I kept doing even into my teenage and adult years, that just blows my mind. Thank you all for such kindnesses. :iconbowplz:

Still going to try and keep MOCing.


I've been pretty busy with all the shit that's been going on. I'm trying to not just MOC or fuck about on Facebook on my days off. I feel like I'm performing a juggling act with my free time, and I'm trying to keep MOCing in there. With the edition of Power Functions(and the expensive ass recharable batteries and charger I forgot to buy so I can power the damned things), I can now take my MOCing in a whole new direction. I have a whole mental Concept "to do" list called "I need Power Funtions" list that now can be moved to my "I can actually do that" list. Some of these ideas range from simple things to "holy fuck is this going to be hard and expensive(kinda like trying to get it up when you're old and impotent)" :ohmy:

I typically don't like sharing my ideas openly too much, I know there's a lot of unoriginal fuckwads that'd steel your idea and claim they came up with it first even before you posted it, but I'll just say that my first MOC involving Power Functions will probably be this...

 Because yeah, what would be cooler than a remote controlled Crab(Okay lets face it, lots of things are cooler than this, like getting laid or winning the lottery)? =P



Well I'm done staring at this journal, so I'm going ending it here. I think that's everything anyways. :P  I'm having an awesome weekend this week. I ducked out of work early and went to a rock concert Last night, and am going to another one Tomorrow, so fuck yeah for two concerts in San Francisco in one weekend! :headbang: Headbang Emoticon So far everything is going pretty good right now. Six years of shit seems to be paying off for me at the moment. I'm definitely enjoying it. Thanks for reading all my nonsense. I won't blame you if you don't comment. :XD: In fact, unless you have anything relevant to say, don't comment. You fuckers talk to me too goddamned much, replies keep piling up in my message board, its a total clusterfuck of procrastination. Just shut the fuck up already!








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Dave actually has a life?

Sat Jan 24, 2015, 8:06 AM
I know right? When did that happen? :lol: I kid...mostly. Alright, well its time I did a "life updates" journal. I don't normally do these, mostly because A, I've kinda tried to move away from including my personal life in what's going on here on DA and focus more on MOCing, and B, I didn't think anyone really gave much of a shit beyond the people I let know personally. If you still don't give a shit, that's cool I understand. I don't care about your personal bullshit either(as evident by my lack of comments on your journals about such nonsense as well). But any who, a lot's happened lately and some of it pretty major. First off...

I got a full time job at Amazon!


Yep, I'm an Amazonian now. I make $14 an hour will have full benefits and everything. :happybounce: I got converted from the temp agency to an Amazonian. But before you say "congratulations, you deserve it" and all that nice congratulatory bullshit, just know that I have no fucking clue how I did that or why I got picked. Most of the rest of us don't either. They say "You have to meet rates, not have any write ups, not go over your absence points :blahblah:" Okay, so I never got any write-ups, and my points weren't over, but holy shit do I never make rates. I don't even try to. I was in this just for the experience and the money. I was ready to check out by Christmas. I don't know how the hell I got picked. :shrug: Whatevz though, I'll take it. :dance:

Sooo now I'll continue to have money to blow on Lego, CDs, Deviantart bullshit, music gear, and what ever other bullshit that costs money. I'll also be getting a Cellphone just as soon as my orientation happens and I ask HR what carrier it is we get a discount with. Yeah that's right, Amazon employees get a discount with I believe its either Verizon, or AT&T. So fuckyeah Job+cheaper cellphone bill! Victory Dance Once I have it, I'll be sharing it with choice people here. Hopefully it'll enable me to keep in touch with the BML admins more and some of my other DA buddies. If you text a lot or I dunno, use KIK, or skype or what ever the fuck the kids are using these days to send them newfangled wordy messages and the pictures of their privates to eachother, let me know and I might add you(very severe "might"). 

I think I'm having one of those Social Lives! O.o


So I was in a relationship thingy, but now I'm not. Its cool though, we ended things amicably, no hearts were broken(I hope) and we're moving on gracefully(I also hope). Now I'm making friends at work, reconnected with someone I went to High School with, and even went out with a girl I met at work. Things seem to be going well with her thus far. :iconmnrthumbsupplz: Buuuuut if that doesn't work out...hey ladies. :heyladies: 

Another thing I learned from Amazon...WORK IS THE WORST FUCKING PLACE TO TRY AND MEET WOMEN! Its a big fucking facility okay, lots of females, some with potential, but goddamn, they all have kids, or are married, or have boyfriends, or are fucking lesbians! Do single women even work Amazon? WHAT THE FUCK!? :X How do normal people do this shit, is there a fuckin manual on it? I can't figure this backasswards shit out.:frustrated: -revamp :baffled:

So on top of working all the damned time, I'm attempting to have one of those things we internet shut-ins hear about in legends and see in the movies called a Social Life, so far its going okay, I guess. :shrug: I haven't gotten laid yet or given any free mustache rides so it's not going great, but I also don't have any restraining orders or have been maced or even rejected by the one girl I actually manned the fuck up to and asked out, so its not going terrible either. WOOHOO I'M DOING JUST OKAY IN THIS DEPARTMENT FOR ONCE! :la:

I'm going to be featured in Beautiful Lego 3!


Okay, so for those of you that don't venture outside of the Bionicle MOCing bubble, or the DA bubble for that matter, there's a series of books called Beautiful Lego. They feature some of the best of the best the MOCing community has to offer. Its a picture book that shocases MOCs, gives some details about it and other good things about Lego. There's two editions right now:

Beautiful Lego- http://www.nostarch.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/product_full/beautifullego_cover2_web.png

And

Beautiful Lego 2: Dark- http://www.nostarch.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/product_full/blego2_front_final_new_0.png

The third edition is going to be themed on "Nature" So naturally the MOCs that will be featured(most likely, there's a slim chance pages get dropped and MOCs don't make it, but Mike assures me this is rare) are:

  • AkridaBionicle MOC: Akrida by 3rdeye88

  • Anansi Bionicle MOC: Anansi The Spider by 3rdeye88


  • and TomboBionicle MOC: Tombo by 3rdeye88

This all happened out of the blue. I checked Flickr one day to see I had some Flickr Mail, turns out, it's from Mike Doyle, the author of the Book! He saw Akrida and wanted it in the book. There was some confusion about some other MOC that wasn't mine, but we cleared that up and I pointed out my other insect MOCs since he specified he was looking for insects(in my message, the book won't be just about insects). So I'll most likely have three MOCs in Beautiful Lego 3, that's fucking awesome!

Should all this go through this is a pretty big deal for me! You know that guy I just showed you who made Deck Chairs out of Inika heads? Yeah, he's been in both editions, and I think multiple times in each one(I'd have to check, which I'm too lazy to do). I'd be joining the ranks of some really ace MOCers and it'd really be quite the honor. This is a big step for me in the right direction of where I want to go in MOCing. I'm not going anywhere so eventually I'd like to be more prevalent in the overall MOCing community, not just in Bionicle.


Sidenote: The next time some twat-face tells you Lego isn't art, link them to these books and tell them to shut their twat faces and learn to build better shit. Anyone who says Lego can't be art clearly is a bitter, rejected, basement-dwelling twat-face that needs to shut their hole and learn to build better shit. Cause Lego absolutely is art and there's more than enough evidence to support it. Don't believe me? Check out Nathan Sawaya or Bruce Lowell I think they might disagree with you to. They'll probably also think you're a twat-face as well, they just won't come right out and say it because they're polite(unlike me tonight). :giggle:

I'm now the admin of the Bionicle Section in Lego MOCs Worldwide.


As I mentioned in my previous journal I need your help Bionicle MOCers!Hi Everyone. I'm pleased and honored to announce that I've been selected by Kosmas Santos to be the Administrator for the Bionicle section of his Facebook group, LEGO MOC Worldwide. As the admin for Bionicle I need to come up with some tutorials, tips tricks and other resources to share with the community concerning Bionicle. While I have a good idea of where to start and what to include, I want to reach out to you guys for suggestions on what to include. I believe our collective knowledge will yield much better results than me figuring this out on my own will. If you've got any suggestions, please comment, and if you think certain websites should be included, please link them in the description.
We're going to be working on a collective photography tutorial for the group, I'll be providing one more specifically tailored to Bionicle MOCing, and then I was thinking
I'm now an admin in a Facebook group created by Kosmas Santos(the Inika Deck Chair Dude), and lets just say he's been doing a lot to really stir up some buzz in the greater MOCing community. I'm really excited to be part of something he's doing and I hope to serve the Bionicle community well. I could always use some help though, I'm just one guy, I can't possibly know everything that will help serve the community, or see ever amazing new MOC out there, so anything helpful members of the facebook group have to share is welcomed. LMW is really about bringing MOCers together and sharing and helping them. I hope that's what the BML does for Bionicle MOCers here, so to be a part of something that does that on a bigger broader scale is wonderful.

I befriended my MOCing hero!

So not too terribly long ago I was contacted by someone truly and incredibly awesome...Breann Sledge. Those of you in the greater bionicle community already know her, some of you might know her as the lady who one the golden mask competition recently. Yeah that person! Breann has been a monumental part of the Bionicle community for a while now. In fact, she was the first MOCer who's work besides my own I had seen. I dare say shes who got me into Bionicle MOCing in the first place. In 2007(that really doesn't sound right I'm pretty sure it was earlier than that) or somewhere around there, I saw some TV spot about lego and there she was at Brickcon(so she says in the interview) talking about some of her early MOCs. THEY WERE HUGE AND AMAZING EVEN THEN! :wow: So that inspired me to take my spare parts from extra sets I bought and start building. Then I decided I didn't want to "collect" bionicles anymore since I was running out of space, and I didn't want to end up like my dad with tons of plastic shit piled up on the walls collecting dust, so I liquidated my display collection and jumped full force into MOCing. Mostly because I saw that someone else actually did it besides me, and because I ran out of shelfspace. So naturally I told Breann about this after her and I got to talking on Facebook(she contacted me some time last year), and guess what, she mentioned it in her interview about winning the Golden Mask Competition.

But she also gets a lot of praise. One person wrote to her recently. He remembered seeing an interview she'd done at BrickCON in 2007 and said, "You're like my MOCing hero, your builds have inspired me all these years." Breann told us, "It's really rewarding to be able to inspire people like that."
Later on the day this came out, she confirmed that this was me she was talking about. :squee: That just makes my whole fucking life! Its so rewarding that here I am, just doing my thing, I'm not really actively trying to get people to follow me or pay attention to me, its not like I go around shouting LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME AND MY MOCS COME LOOK AT THEM PLEASE!!!, I just build my MOCs and post them online, stick em in groups like everyone else and put them on display, same as everyone else. Then my Personal MOCing hero takes notice of me after seeing pictures of my MOCs at Bricks By The Bay, then Mike Doyle follows suit after seeing my MOCs on flickr.

This last year has just been so rewarding for me, I can't even put it into words properly. I'm so grateful for all the things people have done for me over my goofy little hobby that I've been doing since I was 2, and that I kept doing even into my teenage and adult years, that just blows my mind. Thank you all for such kindnesses. :iconbowplz:

Still going to try and keep MOCing.


I've been pretty busy with all the shit that's been going on. I'm trying to not just MOC or fuck about on Facebook on my days off. I feel like I'm performing a juggling act with my free time, and I'm trying to keep MOCing in there. With the edition of Power Functions(and the expensive ass recharable batteries and charger I forgot to buy so I can power the damned things), I can now take my MOCing in a whole new direction. I have a whole mental Concept "to do" list called "I need Power Funtions" list that now can be moved to my "I can actually do that" list. Some of these ideas range from simple things to "holy fuck is this going to be hard and expensive(kinda like trying to get it up when you're old and impotent)" :ohmy:

I typically don't like sharing my ideas openly too much, I know there's a lot of unoriginal fuckwads that'd steel your idea and claim they came up with it first even before you posted it, but I'll just say that my first MOC involving Power Functions will probably be this...

 Because yeah, what would be cooler than a remote controlled Crab(Okay lets face it, lots of things are cooler than this, like getting laid or winning the lottery)? =P



Well I'm done staring at this journal, so I'm going ending it here. I think that's everything anyways. :P  I'm having an awesome weekend this week. I ducked out of work early and went to a rock concert Last night, and am going to another one Tomorrow, so fuck yeah for two concerts in San Francisco in one weekend! :headbang: Headbang Emoticon So far everything is going pretty good right now. Six years of shit seems to be paying off for me at the moment. I'm definitely enjoying it. Thanks for reading all my nonsense. I won't blame you if you don't comment. :XD: In fact, unless you have anything relevant to say, don't comment. You fuckers talk to me too goddamned much, replies keep piling up in my message board, its a total clusterfuck of procrastination. Just shut the fuck up already!








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I need your help Bionicle MOCers!

Thu Jan 22, 2015, 4:34 PM
Hi Everyone. I'm pleased and honored to announce that I've been selected by Kosmas Santos to be the Administrator for the Bionicle section of his Facebook group, LEGO MOC Worldwide. As the admin for Bionicle I need to come up with some tutorials, tips tricks and other resources to share with the community concerning Bionicle. While I have a good idea of where to start and what to include, I want to reach out to you guys for suggestions on what to include. I believe our collective knowledge will yield much better results than me figuring this out on my own will. If you've got any suggestions, please comment, and if you think certain websites should be included, please link them in the description.

We're going to be working on a collective photography tutorial for the group, I'll be providing one more specifically tailored to Bionicle MOCing, and then I was thinking of making a tutorial about how to repurpose parts and break down mental barriers of what a part can be used for. Such as Inika heads as deck furniture?

I encourage those of you on Facebook to join our group. Its not just Bionicle related, but with more Bionicle MOCers there we could have more of a presence and show other MOCers what can really be done with Bionicle.





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Bionicle MOC: Matteo by 3rdeye88
Bionicle MOC: Matteo
About The MOC
Matteo is what I consider to be my official Self-MOC. He is by far my most developed character of any of my MOCs, currently assembled or otherwise. He's also my personal favorite and most worked on my, which was why he became my Self-MOC Matteo represents an old Plague Doctor. This was also what he was called before I gave him a name.

The idea I've tried to instill within this MOC was practicality, antiquity, and style. All of his accessories were meant to be as realistic as possible, while retaining a theme that Matteo is an old fashioned kind of person with his own sense of style. While I can't date any specific period he is supposed to represent in MOC form I do know that all his artifacts predate modern technology and probably predates 19th century technology as well. I would place the artifacts on his person from around 14th-18th century.

A little about his character
Matteo is an immortal, a survivor of a race of Ancient people who found a method to cease aging and gain physical attributes that were wiped out through genocide. Matteo is immortal in the sense that he does not age, and has a certain resilience to diseases and injury, though he still could be killed by most conventional methods(shot or pierced through the head, burned, etc). These attributes have allowed Matteo to survive where most others would have died. This also made him excellent as an Apothecary during a plague as he was always immune to it, or at worst experienced some sickness, but not enough to kill him. Matteo's biography is quite extensive, and as a result I don't quite have it all mapped or figured out. Everything I do know I have learned through the help of collaboratiors, naimly Acyrotin where he appears as a main character in her series, Witching Hour, and collaborating with wolfbossx. He helped early on in figuring out who Matteo is and a lot of Matteo's origin story came from collaborating with Jake. I can assure you though it is quite a tale to be told.




Directory
Detail DeviationBionicle MOC: Matteo Detail by 3rdeye88This is where one can view many angles of Matteo, as well as observe all the details of the MOC.
Version comparison DeviationBionicle MOC: Matteo Old and New by 3rdeye88This is where you can compare the current version of Matteo to the version that came before it. Detailed descriptions about the changes, as well as links to Matteo's earliest incarnations are included in the Artist's description.

Matteo-nette Lego System: Matteo-nette by 3rdeye88-A Marionette incarnation of the good doctor.

Matteo's Gallery Here's where most things concerning Matteo that I post will be.

Bionicle MOCkery folder This is a folder containing an off and on/every now and again comic series I do that portrays Matteo as a curmudgeon-y foul mouthed old man. This portrayal in a stark playful exaggeration of his character for comedic effect, and should not be considered what Matteo in other portrayals would be like.

Commissioned Art by LaLaFoxtrot Comissioned Art: Matteo By LalaVolpe. by 3rdeye88

Matteo By Chorranthu Matteo Sculpture by Chorranthu by 3rdeye88 This is a fan mad sculpture of Matteo made from a metal armature and polymer clay. Other fan art of Matteo as well as any of my other MOCs that have received can be found here

Matteo Plushie by Oddvibe Matteo Plushie by Oddvibe by 3rdeye88 Much like the sculpture of Matteo, :iconoddvibe: poured a lot of love into this handmade plushie for me. :heart: She literally bled for this learning to do needlefelting to make his mask. I'm eternally grateful to her for this wonderful gift she made me as a belated Birthday/Christmas present. Please give her some love by faving the Original Deviation. :love:
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I been watching this Japanese animation because it inspired the creator of the  Souls games. You can see it in the weapons and armors of the game and some of the creatures too. I figure you like stuff like this too so I thought I'd share it.

all the episodes and the movies are free on youtube but the movie is only in japanese with english subtitles.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FIuzm…
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Diebeq Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks a lot for the Premium Membership, man! It was by far one of the best gifts I received yesterday! Also, it's always a pleasure to work with you and everyone else in the BML!

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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome Diego. :hug: Happy birthday man. I was going to make a journal but I could never get the skins to load. Oh well, I'm glad I am able to do things for my friends here. I know you'll enjoy the premium features.

I also wanted to say thanks for running the BAL. It's been nice not having to hassle with that too much. You've been doing a great job and have been a big help. Thank you Diego.

So what other cool shit did you get?! :eager:
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GoldenArpeggio Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Happy New Year, my beloved Dave! Hope to be able to enjoy your company this year too, you helped me quite a lot and you're a great friend.  m(_ _)m
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconsweethugplz: Thank you so much Lianyu. Reading this comment gave me a big smile. You're welcome. I'm so glad I can be of help and likewise. I can't wait to see more from you this year and I've really enjoyed your company in 2014. You've really improved as a MOCer. You've come into your own style that's uniquely you. That's not easy to do.

My advice is to improve the aspects of MOCing beyond the lego to. That's just as important. You're improving in the MOC department, I suggest you try to improve in the production department to. Then you'll really be a superb MOCer. You'll be making me look lame before too long. You already make me jealous and inspire me to MOC.
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bionicleguy123 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
hey, I was thinking for newer MOC's, you could use the new bionicle masks you can make turaga moc's from the toa mata's
good idea, huh? ;)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummm...I'm not really following. :confused:

Do you mean using the new masks to make Turaga in the old world or the old masks to make turaga in the Okoto universe?
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bionicleguy123 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
the masks of the new toa to make the turaga nuva
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see, that'd be kinda interesting. :nod:
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REV3LATIONS Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Love your builds!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure if you have the time now but Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition is on Steam for the PC $6.79 until December 2. I am not sure how it would run on your PC though. I did come out in 2012 so its older. 
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this on Amazon and thought you would think its cool   www.amazon.com/Bronze-Egyptian…
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Greg. Yeah I remember the Eye of Horus. It was an avatar you made me for a while. I still think its super cool looking. Thanks for showing me this. :D I have my eye pendant I still need to wear more on the weekends. :P Haven't gotten used to grabbing that with my wallet and watch yet.
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! Sending warm hugs for the cold autumn day Huggle!
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:tighthug:Hehe thank you! I could really use some warmth when coming in and out of work. ITS COLD!Shiver :shivering: v2 
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite Dave! :D
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome Greg. :D
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My sincerest condolences on your loss my friend.  :hug:
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: Thanks Greg. I'm actually not doing as bad as I thought. She hadn't been doing well the past two weeks and this last week she really took a turn for the worst. The nice thing is Kelly passed at home in nan's room where she was comfortable and warm, not some strange place where we had to put her down. She's out in the back yard over in the corner where all the other pets have been buried at one time or another. Nice thing about living in the same place for 40 years is that we have a place to put our beloved furry friends. Kelly was old, but she lived a long happy life. She was happy because we always spoiled her and it was easy to make her purr. I'm sad and I miss her, but I'm not too upset because I know it was her time to go. She was 16 years old and that's a good long life for a kitty cat.

I know losing your kitty was harder for you. Thanks for being there when it was my turn to say goodby to my four legged friend. :hug:
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KrytenMarkGen-0 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:O_o: You lost a friend? Aw, curse that PrimusRulz for making me block you! I could've been there for you. :hug: I'm so sorry...
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My cat had died. I was sad, but surprisingly not as sad as I thought I'd be. I guess since she'd been getting noticeably worse I had time to accept it.

Thank you for your kind words. :hug:
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad your doing okay. :hug:
She really was pretty.

In the end thats always a big comfort to know they were happy and lived well, it doesn't make it easier to say goodbye but it brings comfort to know she wasn't suffering and was loved her life.
Thats nice to have stability like that my kitties were all cremated so I have them here, but it wasn't cheap. I wish I knew someone with a yard but my mother and  both aunts sold their houses to get trailers. 

He was a big part of my life at home but I have little Jessie left and while he doesn't sit with me like Gabriel, he seems happy when I hold him and is in the room with me sometimes.  
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