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i made a wild discovery today

In 2003-2005, there was a guy on BZP who made bionicle sprite comics. I don’t want to say what they were about since I don’t want to risk the 0.01% chance he’ll find this, but his comics are still out there.

When I was around 7-8 years old, I loved his comics. I thought they were the funniest stuff I ever read. I loved them so much, in fact, that I used to private message him all the time. I can’t bring myself to re-read our conversations, but I know that I could barely form complete sentences, and he did a very polite job handling a stupid barely-sentient child. I even used to make him a guest star in my old comics, because I considered us best friends for no reason. I think it’s because I just wished we were(I was a lonely child).

Fast forward to over a decade later. I just happened to remember he existed and started reading his comics over the past few days. I would leave the bricklink tab open, and before I went to sleep I’d read a couple comics. I finished today, and through sheer curiosity, used my NSA skills(google) to see if he was still around. I found him.

He works as a graphic designer for Lego, and even got one of his MOC designs to be an official Lego set. He also worked on the Lego movie and a whole list of other Lego themes and media.

I can’t believe it. The same guy I used to pretend was my best friend when I was 7 years old ended up working for Lego. After years of wondering if he was even still alive, I just found out that he’s living his dreams.

It’s been 14 years and I’m still in awe of him.

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Jupiter Rises Through the Outback Storm - March 22, 2017 by Joseph Brimacombe
Via Flickr:
Taken from Savannah Skies Observatory with a Canon 5DS R and 14-mm lens. Single shot.

Name: Ruran Vas (born ‘Locke Rinannis’)

Race: Midlander Hyur

Sex: Male

Occupation: Voidsent/Cultist Hunter, Artifact Preserver (spec. Qarn & Sil’dih)

Personality Type (laid back, militant, high strung, etc.): Introverted and quiet but high-strung and intense. He takes everything far too seriously and has difficulty relaxing, quickly becoming a restless mess if unable to help someone for too long. Despite some things going over his head (humor, flirting), he is highly empathetic, though his social awkwardness makes him a little terrible at verbally comforting those who are troubled.

What does your character look like?: A Midlander of average height with light skin and pale blonde hair. Most of him is hidden by a suit of armor and a white wooden mask, though blue-green eyes are visible through the holes, and some pale chin-scruff can be seen at his chin. The state of his build is difficult to decipher, though when he isn’t on alert, his movements are quite lethargic.

Favorite Hobby: Ruran is notorious for not having a hobby.

Motto they live by: “Give, but give until it hurts.”

Favorite type of Environment: Forests are nostalgic, and he thinks of them fondly, but dusty ruins and tunnels have become his favorite more recently.

Friends: Ruran is hesitant to call anyone friends for fear of attachment, but there are a few he has dared to do such. It’s a strange line that Ruran walks between wanting companionship and knowing he ought to be alone.

Who They Admire: He admires basically anyone who is doing good in Eorzea, but at the top are his parents, his family guardian (Romi), his company leaders, anyone who has healed him, and a few well-known engineers and architects.

What do they hope to do 10 years from now: He doesn’t expect to live that long.

Are they single? If not, who is their spouse/partner/life mate?: Ruran is now single, but he has been married once in the past. 

What do they look for in friends?: People who do not pry too much into his personal problems and past, but instead focus on who he is now and distract him from sinking into melancholy. He meshes well with kind, observant, and caring individuals who wish to make Eorzea a better place, even if in their own small ways.

If they walked into a bar and saw a talking slug, what would their reaction be?: Curiosity mixed with a little awe, and wishing to know more.


OOC:

Usual Playtime: 
(EST/GMT-5 Timezone)
• Monday-Thursday: 8pm - 1am
• Friday: 8pm - Whenever I pass out
• Saturday: All day
• Sunday: All day - 1am

Server: Balmung 

FC/Guild: Charlemend & Lumont «C&L»  ||  Order of Ouroboros «OoO»

Looking for (friends, ships, hate ships, shady connections, etc.): Basically anything. (Except romantic connections specifically, since Ruran is a wreck, and I can’t give OOC promises.) Friends would be very nice, and rivals are welcome! He’s always out and about, doing some job or another, usually in the Thanalans but also La Noscea/Shroud and even northward to Coerthas.

Ruran lives to help people, fight voidsent, and explore the ruins of the Thanalans, which means room for many types of connections: healers, alchemists, adventurers, voidtouched (conflict!), smithies, odd-job employers, architects, mapmakers, dungeon divers, treasure hunters, the list goes on!


Tagged By: @notoriousmonsterhunter (Thanks man, this was a great one!)

Tagging: @hithren | @tinycatteandfriends | @oyuudatass | @elezenaccountant | @gogocatninja | @ghostiemaiden | @moko-ffxiv | @righthererightzao | @thedodolady | @milli-nilli | @mischiefandmystics | @meandering-mind | @mercurialmuse | @shane-ffxiv | @jarl-brolaf-rp | @jancisstuff | @nightmaze | @nebula1984 | @house-vexile | @celandine-verdier | @invisiblebounds-ffxiv | @whendawnshines | @adreamofserenity | @mirridragontear-xiv | @voidtranced | @sonellecosseau | @lancer-ffxiv | @chiyohoshi

(But really this is so good that everyone should do it. <_< So I also tag the rest of my followers. If you want to do it, go for it and tag me so I can read!)