xfirecorex:

Back in the early 2000s, Internet discussion was limited compared to the sheer amount of social networking sites available today. And Bionicle wasn’t always welcomed on other Lego fansites. So BZP filled that niche and became pretty much the exclusive site for Bionicle discussion.
But times have…

"Bionicle fans get tired of the draconian censorship, frequent crashes and downtimes, piss-poor moderation, and the people who run it not actually giving a shit about the franchise."

Haha this criticism is as 2006 as your xusernamex

neoqueengrr:

dviddy:

neoqueengrr:

i don’t care know what’s going on over at bzpower, and i’m not going to read all these blocked posts about it, but remember that time pat was banned?  I was thinkin about that

I have tried to tag them all for you so you can block them. Also I think about that a lot.

You were such a rebel at the time.  I was mad swooning (actually I thought you were an idiot at the time but retroactively I’m swooning because now I know how handsome you are).

Hahahaha you’re a jerk :)

You can swoon at me on Friday okay.

lunacyoflegomanvalues:

dviddy:

kahinuva:

bookofholsety:

dviddy:

cabooceratops:

dviddy:

TTV folks confirmed for assholes.

What’d they do?

They sat in the Flickr voting poll and waited until 11:59EST (which is technically when the contest ended) and all voted for the MOC I had finally…

Sure. His comment was full of believable things! Like the no coordinated effort part he starts with but then talks about how they coordinated it over Skype. How no one said which to vote for but they all picked the same one together to break the tie which means someone knew which were tied, etc. Whatever.

Weird to see this blog standing up for folks like Eljay taking out personal vendettas through a building contest. It wasn’t an overreaction and I’m still grumpy about it. These are literally the folks who made up wholesale stories about BZP hiring hackers to take out rival forums and blamed that and the “year downtime” for killing bionicle the first time. They thrive on making up stories based on half truths and selling them as speculation for views. They are a LEGO tabloid run by a sexist homophobic asshole.

I’m not “standing up for folks like Eljay”. The TTV CROWD has always kind of rubbed me the wrong way in general, although I’m not really that knowledgeable on what your issues with them are so I’m not really going to agree or argue with that. But Kahi is a friend and SO FAR I haven’t been given much reason to believe he would lie about this kind of stuff

My problem with this is simply that BZP members are being punished for something that was neither TECHNICALLY UNFAIR nor even definitively intentional, and also TO BE COMPLETELY HONEST it just kind of seems to me like you’re being a huge baby about not winning one contest and that’s really not cool

I consider Lord Oblivion a friend and love his MOCs. I would have voted for Bryan had I not been in the contest because I love his Tamaru, but had it not been either of us it would be Lolo’s MOC. I have no problems with him winning, nor with losing a contest. I’ve lost dozens of them. I don’t like the how and it is weird to me that you don’t get that.

neoqueengrr:

i don’t care know what’s going on over at bzpower, and i’m not going to read all these blocked posts about it, but remember that time pat was banned?  I was thinkin about that

I have tried to tag them all for you so you can block them. Also I think about that a lot.

illustriousvar:

mesonak:

horussislovehorussislife:

god this fandom. I didn’t know about all these feuds and stuff until I joined tumblr and now I kinda wish I hadn’t.

same here buddy

TRY BEING AT THE HEART OF IT

:P

Yeah seriously, I didn’t even know there was a feud between us and BZP until recently :/

Who said anything about a feud? Eljay has been problematic and on the edge of getting in trouble for years- but people saying they don’t like your podcast isn’t the same thing as a feud. It’s not like BZPower is scared of your podcast- they are two different mediums with sometimes-overlapping but often separate interest groups. I’ve been very vocal about things lately because TTV has been very vocal about posting a video every two seconds regarding leaked content that shouldn’t be seen at all (which, full disclosure, I saved to my computer just like everyone else did, so I’m fully willing to take a “hypocrite” charge, though I’ve tried to actively avoid full discussion of them out of respect for my friends who work for the company)

I have also tried desperately to make sure I say “TTV is” or “TTV does this” because I don’t entirely know who all the people associated with it are outside of the small handful of you I’ve interacted with here, and because people are separate entities from the groups they own or engage in. Do I think all of you are sexist assholes? Hell no! Most of you have been good discussion folks regarding the lore and sets for years. I have specific feelings towards one person, and his actions have been long documented and he knows it. I’m not huge on guilty by association, believe it or not. Some of my best friends outside the hobby have severely problematic views in my opinion, toxic even. I still love them deeply and love spending time with them- but they know how I feel about those subjects.

Like I said, I have a problem with the information as it is often given in your podcasts. I have a problem with the way you present information. I have a lot of problems with the way you represent BZPower in your videos. I have a huge problem with the fucking with the BZP polls you guys pulled in this contest. Otherwise, I don’t believe I’ve made any public (or private?) complaints about anyone else by name. I’m sorry if you took all of that personally, though I’m not terribly surprised, because I’d probably do the same?

illustriousvar:

dviddy:

kahinuva:

bookofholsety:

dviddy:

cabooceratops:

dviddy:

TTV folks confirmed for assholes.

What’d they do?

They sat in the Flickr voting poll and waited until 11:59EST (which is technically when the contest ended) and all voted for the MOC I had finally…

Sure. His comment was full of believable things! Like the no coordinated effort part he starts with but then talks about how they coordinated it over Skype. How no one said which to vote for but they all picked the same one together to break the tie which means someone knew which were tied, etc. Whatever.

Weird to see this blog standing up for folks like Eljay taking out personal vendettas through a building contest. It wasn’t an overreaction and I’m still grumpy about it. These are literally the folks who made up wholesale stories about BZP hiring hackers to take out rival forums and blamed that and the “year downtime” for killing bionicle the first time. They thrive on making up stories based on half truths and selling them as speculation for views. They are a LEGO tabloid run by a sexist homophobic asshole.

Whoa, who are you calling homophobic? Who the do you think you are to DARE pretend like you know us one bit. You have sat here, you have insulted us, slandered us, and you DARE throw these terms at us when you have IGNORED every attempt I have made to talk to you about your issues with us? You have the AUDACITY to make these claims about us- ignoring our MULTIPLE attempts to make a retraction video to publicly correct ourselves about BZPower and then you have the nerve… the  nerve..
Yanno, I use to really look up to you DV. I thought you were a really cool person, and our chat last year during the comics contest controversy convinced me that you were a really intelligent and down to earth person, even an inspiration. But you know what? Not anymore.

I have tried to be patient with you. I TRIED to talk to you. You threw insults at my face and I tried to be calm and take the hits, but I’m almost at my wits end with you DV. I cannot believe BZPower is condoning your behavior, this is just ridiculous.

Slander is falsehoods- I have said nothing false. Eljay’s homophobic and sexist history is well-documented all over both BZPower and Tumblr, and last time I checked he was the head honcho of TTV. I’ve said multiple times when asked that I’m not generally opposed to specific members of TTV, though I make an exception for Eljay because I don’t condone neither his viewpoints, nor his philosophies. I don’t believe you are Eljay?

The people who threw the contest voting deserve a suspension, and had I and a group of friends done similar I would expect a punishment too. I’ve been around a long time and I’ve seen these sort of things happen numerous times. It’s never happened to me before. I’m more than a little upset about it. Losing a contest is fine, it has happened to me probably more times than most members have even entered contests lol. I don’t like losing in a super suspicious fucked-up way. Sorry if that makes you mad? I don’t know what else to say there.

The TTV podcast criticisms I don’t take back- I have watched a dozen or so of your guys’ videos. I can’t stand misinformation in the LEGO fandom, and there is so damn much of it and it gets incredibly frustrating. (Also, I believe I just told you much of my issues in specificity with several of your videos? You talk about slander yet that is all you guys have ever done when referencing BZPower or its place in the history of the fandom. Year-plus long downtime? It was five months. Hiring the K-B to nuke other forums? Not a chance in hell (and I was around back then too and know both members of the K-B and staff members form BZP/C). Purposefully trying to stifle conversation on future sets because we, the staff, have grown tired of running the site or being part of the fandom? Please.) Your autopsy videos are atrocious and full of lies and conspiracy theories. Yet you have the audacity to accuse me of slander? Eh, whatevs. I liked the turning of the phrase back but it is kind of silly to do so?

I guess it is cool if you think I’m venting some personal vendetta? But there is a reason that the majority of TTV’s subscribers and fans on youtube and reddit and even on bzpower are the ones who aren’t aware of the fandom’s history, aren’t aware of the saga’s long history or the events behind it both from a story and corporate angle, and are new to the whole fanbase in general. Start actually researching your “facts” and make speculation that, you know, actually makes some sense? And perhaps all the comments disparaging your podcast from older, established, in-the-know fans will end. You guys rush out to have the first video posting leaked content (which I take umbrage with on its own, profiting off of illegally obtained images, but whatever), and completely miss out on any intellectual discourse along the way.

BZPower gave up on podcasts a long time ago, there is absolutely a place for one in the BIONICLE community. I’m frustrated its run by the person it is run by, because I don’t trust him further than I can read his username. And I’m frustrated that so many of your videos very clearly exist to push baseless (versus educated) speculation and conspiracy theories in a fandom desperate for fact-based conversation.

(Also your videos are too damn long.)

Otherwise more power to you.

(As for “multiple attempts to reason with!” no one has sent me a message even once, don’t bullshit me. A single post in a blog after I detailed several problems [albeit in a sarcastic manner] specifically with “what problems do you have with it ,huh?!??” is not multiple tries. I’m trying not to insult any intelligence here- don’t insult mine.)

kahinuva:

bookofholsety:

dviddy:

cabooceratops:

dviddy:

TTV folks confirmed for assholes.

What’d they do?

They sat in the Flickr voting poll and waited until 11:59EST (which is technically when the contest ended) and all voted for the MOC I had finally…

Sure. His comment was full of believable things! Like the no coordinated effort part he starts with but then talks about how they coordinated it over Skype. How no one said which to vote for but they all picked the same one together to break the tie which means someone knew which were tied, etc. Whatever.

Weird to see this blog standing up for folks like Eljay taking out personal vendettas through a building contest. It wasn’t an overreaction and I’m still grumpy about it. These are literally the folks who made up wholesale stories about BZP hiring hackers to take out rival forums and blamed that and the “year downtime” for killing bionicle the first time. They thrive on making up stories based on half truths and selling them as speculation for views. They are a LEGO tabloid run by a sexist homophobic asshole.

maqdaddio:

Getting real sick of people using tumblr as their whine cellar instead of going through the proper channels.

3/10 Not vague enough.

neoqueengrr:

dviddy:

Ironically, neither of these pairings happened. Bryan is married to Jen and Ray is dating Yanni (who I based off the female template but dresses and talks and looks like real Yanni in order to give him his canon romance potential. It’s an odd work-around that works most of the time.)

fucking hell when is innerrayg gonna propose to me

i thought we had something special

Unfortunately he and Yanni just got married. Yanni proposed! It was adorable.

You’re still single but there are a few miis that you are getting really friendly with. Any day now and you’re going to have yourself a fine piece o mii.

If, I guess, the other miis would stop obsessing over Rob and Becca. Two miis have asked Rob out since Rob and Becca got together, and one has asked Becca. THERE ARE OTHER CHARACTERS ON THE ISLAND TO DATE DAMN.

dviddy:

Admins can indeed see who voted individually.

I almost screenshotted it wen they all suddenly showed up, but thought “naww man, I’m sure they all already voted”. And then when it popped up with all of the votes and they were down there I messaged both Andrew and Jen with the info of…

I do have a screenshot showing the final vote tally from my ipod at 8:58PST (because I had it on my iPod because I was pooping) showing me at 20 and Lolo’s MOC at 19. The votes show up in the queue in order of who voted last time I had access to that system (staff survivor).

That said, I was just about to post that tweet here too. But you did it better than I would have.