Relics of Crust

scionofhyperborea replied to your post: grade A tactile biosmut for my birthda…

Should this be impetus to finish my tahu/gali fic or…?

Nah, it’s fine. I mean, you can finish it, but I wouldn’t want the reason to be changed from something for you into something for me.

Mobius Entertainment - Theme of the East
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misterjulius:

Remember when I said that some kid stole my copy of Matoran Adventures way back when? Well, my mother tried really hard to get me another copy. She checked WalMart and Target and didn’t see it being sold there, then she took me to GameStop one day, and I asked if they had a copy of Matoran Adventures.

They didn’t, but they did have this one game that happened to have my favorite Toa on it.

So my mother got it for me to fill the void.

Poor kid me didn’t know what he was getting into.

Mobius Entertainment - Main Titles
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misterjulius:

And now, time for something that most of you have nostalgia for, BIONICLE: The Game! Who could forget that iconic title screen music and the many amazing tracks that this game has to offer?

Oh.

Wait.

This is the GameBoy Advance version, whoops.

Well, don’t worry folks! This game, though it has 13 levels and bosses, has a very short soundtrack, so we’ll get to that good ol’ PC and Console version in no time!

mrblainefox:

so one of the rumours surrounding the possible return of Bionicle is that the main bad guy the Toa will be facing will be a something called the Lord of Skull Spiders, wonder where i heard something like that before?

mrblainefox:

so one of the rumours surrounding the possible return of Bionicle is that the main bad guy the Toa will be facing will be a something called the Lord of Skull Spiders, wonder where i heard something like that before?

pkmnbreederethan:

makuta-of-stelt:

So, Greg just all but confirmed that Tiro Canyon, the Motara Desert, and other Mata Nui locales were named after Toa (though not necessarily members of the Toa Mangai).

This opens up a whole host of names for extra Toa who would have had some importance to the Toa Metru: Fau, Hura, Kanae, Leva, Mafa, Marn, Motara, Pala, Papa Nihu, and Tiro.

These names can now be used for Toa in fanfiction… which I’m sure everyone was doing already, but hey, now it’s canon-compliant. ;)

it is possible that those are the names of non-toa characters however. example, tren-krom break. why the Turaga decided to name that location after a barely heard of elder god is beyond me.

calimonsartstuff:

i was rereading Beware of the Bohrok and there’s two sentences not even that many lines apart that both end with “not liking what this might mean”.
so I guess Onua’s not liking what it might mean. :U

calimonsartstuff:

i was rereading Beware of the Bohrok and there’s two sentences not even that many lines apart that both end with “not liking what this might mean”.

so I guess Onua’s not liking what it might mean. :U

Let’s talk about that scene in Web of the Visorak, Ch. 6

criticalchronicler:

This is one of my favorite scenes in Bionicle literature for several reasonsmainly because of the important character moments.

First we have Matau attempting some comic relief:

"Stone rats?  Ussal crabs?  Really big protodites?"

"No, no, and what are you thinking?"

Then Whenua the Archivist identifies the Visorak for the first time.

Then Vakama blows up at Whenua in probably the douche-iest of his douche-y moments.

Then Onewa steps up to his bro’s defense.

Then Vakama has this really darkly epic moment:

"Far healthier than being my enemy," Vakama answered, a nimbus of flames surrounding his hands.  "If you have a problem with me or my leadership, carver, let’s hear it."

And then Onewa comes back with this fantastic speech, which I admit I’ve reenacted in front of a mirror a couple of times:

"I have a problem with you, your leadership, your attitude, and your akilini-headed idea that only you have to live up to the legacy of Lhikan!  We all do!  We all have friends lying in Makuta-sleep under the Coliseum and we all want to save them!  We all know the price of failure!  So get down off your Toa statue before I knock you down! … I will fight alongside anyone—Toa, Rahi, Vahki, even the Dark Hunters themselves—to save the Matoran.  But Makuta take me if I will be a sidekick to a fire-spitter who couldn’t find his way out of a forge!"

Vakama obviously felt all kinds of guilt and inner turmoil after the events of LoMN, so what’s cool here is that Onewa understands that and is trying to get it through Vakama’s thick mask that all the other Toa feel the same way.  Meanwhile telling him off for being a douche.  I wonder if Vakama ever pondered what he said, or if he just felt attacked.

I also like the Bionicle-world figures of speech used here, particularly the “get down off your Toa statue” line.

So Nokama tries to step in but the antagonism is too high so Matau has to forcefully put an end to it.

And finally, we have the first instance of Nuju questioning the purpose of language, building a foundation for his eventual decision to abandon the Matoran language.

All cool things.  It’s a pretty momentous scene.

criticalchronicler:

It’s always a good idea to read the movie novelizations, as has been adequately proven here.  But there’s another deleted scene in Web of Shadows that I didn’t read until recently, and in it Matau and Onewa have to cross a chasm, and Matau starts making basically a giant slingshot for them from Visorak webbing.  And Onewa says,

"You’re not thinking what I think you’re thinking. … Yes.  You are.  I knew there was a reason I always liked you."

I guess I never got the feeling Matau and Onewa were ever particularly good friends, but why not?  They both like crazy stunts, sarcasm, and hating on Vakama.  I think those are the makings of a BroTP.

azuraracon:

BUT SERIOUSLY, YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO BE A FAN OF THE FRANCHISE TO APPRECIATE THIS MOMENT

This is Ten Years of Story finally coming to a climax

And, looking at it as an artist, in that ten years the animators became phenomenal. The last few shots look more like something out of a movie than media used to advertize toys