this project is becoming my life right now. ; ;

anonymous asked:

Okay but forreal if you feel like gettin' asks! What's going on in life right now? What are the goals? B/c you're clearly working hard with all of your various projects : )

Mental state:

Main goal this year: Don’t Die from dumb life drama and schoolwork :,)

I'm really sorry for this...

But I can’t continue running this blog anymore. 

That work that I thought would just be one project every once in a while has become an actual full time job, one which really requires I work a lot of hours a day. I’m still not paid enough to use those money for the game tho, so I don’t think I’ll be able to keep up with the pace of the events. Soooo…
I really tried my best during these last weeks and I thought that these last days would be a perfect test to see if I could do this without shards just by doing things between breaks. And it went pretty bad. (And I had to use all of the shards I had left at the end to get Carnage’s cage cause I really wanted to have it.) 
As in I really couldn’t keep up with the game, the job and the blog without giving up some sleep (and even then I didn’t have enough time to answer asks anymore). Which is not good for my health right now, so I had to choose what was best for me and give up on this blog even tho I was still enjoying running it.
The blog will still be here, so if anyone wants to see screenshots from older events they have a place where they can find them all, but I won’t be posting anymore nor answering asks. 

These 5 months that I’ve been running this blog have been nice and stressful, but I really feel like they were quite a lot of fun and really useful. I have never written so much in English and some of you gave me big boost of confidence about my ability with the language. (I still think I’m pretty bad, but at least I feel like I could have a conversation with someone without making a total fool out of myself.)
So I really wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone of you that helped me in any way during this journey. I really wish I could keep doing this, but I guess once again real life is more important, even more so when I’m actually doing a job that I dreamt of doing for a long time.

I guess this is a goodbye, then… Keep enjoying the game, guys!

Originally posted by thepersonalquotes

The (Actual) End

Journey’s End broke me. 

I have loved Bionicle for at least ¾ of my life, and have spent the last 5 years, about a quarter of my life, believing that it ended the way too many commercially artistic endeavours end: quickly and haphazardly as deadlines were made sooner than expected and everyone struggled to pump out a conclusion before the metaphorical ship sank. A solid effort was put forth in the Mata Nui Saga that I did see, but between it and the abysmal Stars sets, I was at least a little disappointed.

Then, just today, people brought Journey’s End to my attention. I guess it was released online too, and I just never found it? Regardless, it’s Greg’s novelization of G1′s final chapter.

And it’s beautiful.

Lhikan’s sacrifice, Jaller’s sacrifice, Matoro’s sacrifice, they were all worth it. Mata Nui had to live, get past his mental handicap shared by so many Bionicle characters (amnesia), and beat the Great Being forsaken shit out of Makuta in a jaw-dropping giant robot throwdown in order to bring about a gorgeous new life for all our precious biomechanical buddies. He crashed a small planet into Makuta’s head; what a way to beat the big baddie once and for all!

It’s like Horton hears a Who if in a tragic twist of fate Horton was vaporized and his spirit went down to live with the whos. It’s like Star Wars if Darth Vader and the Emperor were 400 million feet tall. It’s like every wonderful element of every fictional world I’ve ever loved was transferred into the Mask of Life along with Mata Nui’s spirit in order to ensure that Bionicle’s end would resonate with me on a spiritual level. It’s… no means the greatest or most iconic work of fiction on a societal level……but it kinda is to me.

Even just the parts where it’s truly established how much Ackar and Kiina have grown to love Mata Nui are heart-wrenching. This isn’t the lowkey emotional depth of a straight-to-DVD movie, this is characterization of the best Bionicle kind. Bravo, Greg, you fandom-scapegoat-bastard, bravo.

To everyone on the story team who made Journey’s End, and Bionicle + its fandom exist: THANK YOU. You have this wandering chronicler feeling pretty great about his creative passions.

I hope you all feel this great about these buildable plastic kids’ toys. Craziness loves company.