Yep, exactly. Some people use their MOCs for fanon character bios as well, as well as for official character pages, although those pages are usually prominently represented by official character photos, if there is any available.
You know what? I always thought that it would have been wise for LEGO to try and get hold of Mike and Bryan and Studio Mir and create a BIONICLE TV series or something. That way they might have been able to save BIONICLE. What we got instead is a bland Hero Factory TV series with pretty good animation. But I guess it was also a good idea to end on a high note so that they would be better off if they ever decide to bring the line back. Man, BIONICLE also defined my childhood, along with Transformers. The amount of depth and story associated with BIONICLE is fantastic. Many people has said they found it too complicated, but that was mostly teenagers. Almost every seven year old that the writers met knew the story from beginning to end. That is one of the core things BIONICLE has that most other stories does not: You have to work at it to understand. You know, use your creative thinking to link stuff, just like you use your creative thinking when putting LEGO bricks together. By the way, I am from Denmark, the country where LEGO was invented :) I've always wanted to work for the company by the way.
Did you know that LEGO based their marketing plan for BIONICLE almost purely on the storyline rather than much of actual advertising? And it worked favorably for them :)
i heard they ended it because of the storyline format - they didn't want it going on and on without end. which is totally stupid b/c the storyline aspect was the best part, besides the elemental manipulation. (only thing about the elements is i think they divided the elements too much. ice and water are the same thing, and same goes for earth and stone.) I was certainly one of those people who knew it from beginning to end, although i never met the creators. i got into it in first grade, and followed it all the way to the end - i'm in college now. a tv series would have been a great idea, although i don't think bryke would do it. the only "bad" part of the story was that it was told through such a wide diverstiy of media - it was good to have that diverstity, but it was sometimes hard to keep up to date if you didn't have access to all the media. i think they also canceled it because all the fans had grown up, and the new younger fans had no clue what was going on or what it was about, because they didn't know the beginning. (another reason why a tv show would have been good, b/c then new fans couldn' have just rewatched the old episdoes and been caught up).
do you know you can still play all the old online games?
i don't think they really ended on a high note, they left so many questions unanswered. especially those online story serials, yesterday quest or something and one other. they should have ended it when makuta was defeated and mata nui told everyone to live in peace, and then just had everyone do exactly that. although as is, it allows for the possibility of bringing it back.
if you ever get hired by them, bring bionicle back!! XD
No, what I am saying is true. This comes from many official LEGO people. There were some other reasons though, many aspects. I'll tell you all about it some other day. Right now I am kind of busy. Sorry.
Wow... have you seen the final episodes of TLOK that Nick decided to relase earleir on Nick.com ? If what I've heard about the Avatar Cycle is true... that really cheapens this whole series for me, ruins it.
I wanna put all my money on the prediction that the next season, or some other season after that will be about her regaining her connection with the last Avatars. Maybe that sort of storyline will be able to answer whether the past Avatars, or just their personalities, somehow lives in an afterlife.
Anyway, didn't you also think that they went kind of overboard with the imagination in some of the story for this season? It was like they kept pulling spiritual stuff out their butts in a few places. I hope they will make up for it in the next season. Tie up lose ends and all that. Also, I still think that the Raava/Vatu and Avatar being the spirit of light incarnate isn't really working. It's just not for me, honestly. I liked the idea of the Avatar being the spirit of the planet much more.
By the way, you're a very cool guy. I think you're the first person I actually talk to on this Wiki :)
thanks! always nice to know a friend. :) bionicle buddies ftw lol
yeah, for sure. i mean, the spirit world was always been kind of a strange place, but it was always just that: a mysterious place shrouded in uncertainty and not much known about it. and most importantly, only the avatar...ahem, the spirit of the planet (why couldn't they just stick with that? totally agree with you)... could go there, unless you were super spiritual like iroh or something. or you were just a clown in the wrong place at the wrong time like sokka in senlin village. the dark avatar idea was neat, and i have to admit i was kinda hoping it would come true just to see what it would look like. but then they broke all the rules they extablished with having one of those spirits fused with a human and gave him the ability to come out of unalaq and rip raava out of korra. which goes against the whole permanently bonded thing. and to top things off, he started shapeshifting, and looking more like makuta than anything from avatar. as much as i want bionicle to come back, not from avatar please.
as for next season, or season 4, i'm wondering if it won't be anything like time or energy. time could involve the tree of time, and getting her past lives back, and energy could delve way too deep into energybending and ruin more stuff. and we really need an answer about the past avatars...i'm still sure they're all just part of the current, but there's still some evidence that doesn't quite fit. maybe if enough people ask bryke on social media, we will get an answer.
To me it felt like they kind of threw most of the Asian and actual spiritual influences down the toilet and just went all "magic power anime" crazy. You know, giving these people all these random powers and stuff. And the Kaiju-inspired battle... well, that was sort of cool, but I don't think it was what people expected.
Anyway, do you think it's really over for good between Korra and Mako? Their relationship did seem to be rather dysfunctional, right from the get-go. If it is the end of their relationship, I wonder who she will end up with next. I hope it's not someone who's more bland than Jet haha. By the way, did you read the interview in which Bryan and Mike literally revealed that they were big fans of teen love triangle stories? I just can't believe that I heard that. I am not a big fan of them, because they seriously don't work. The only place they seem to really work are in comedies, at least nowadays. And yes, this is a story with comedy, but it's not a comedy.
yes, exactly. it did seem like they threw away most of the asain influences...what happened to all the pagodas and other asian architecture? better question: what happened to avatar? lol
yes, it's probs over for good, or at least for a while. while i myself was a makorra fan (not a huge shipper, i just go with what's canon, but i do have ones i prefer over others in a triangle). they admitted to each other that they don't work out. i think, and hope, that she just stays single for a while, so that they can focus on the plot more. no, i didn't see the interview (could you link me please?). but that kinda sucks, cuz it basically guarantees we'll get more unnecessary relationship conflict going on.
i hope we hear some info about b3 soon. i can't believe i'm saying that...b2 went by way too fast. i thought nick handled it fairly poorly - what about you?