Eeeeeurrrrrrghhhhhh. Here’s the thing: I’d love to write a longer Lewa/Onua fic, and I even had some story beats worked out. (Spherus Magna, new threats, Bahrag willing to be allies but needing the Toa to provide a commander for the swarms now that all the Kal are gone, I think you see where this is going)
But writing takes time, and with life right now that’s not something I have as much of as I’d like. I know that’s the world’s oldest excuse, and I wish I could do more - I see people churning out so much great Bionicle stuff these days compared to when I first got on Tumblr - but it’s just the way things are for me right now. I’m glad to hear interest in it, though! I wish I had better news for you.
If inspiration strikes, maybe I will. But one thing I try to keep in mind is “does it need to be written?” Or better worded, do I think I can add to it beyond the base concept?
Like, there’s a lot of one-line story ideas that give feels, but if I’m going to write about them I want to make sure the reader’ll get at least a bit more out of my written version of it than the one-line concept itself gives them.
(In a perfect world, at least. Sometimes you just go ahead and run with it because why the hell not.)
Anon you say this like I don’t already imagine this on a regular basis
Also acceptable: Onua winds up in the group visiting these Agori in the first place and he walks into the village and sees Lewa being held captive and he’s just like what and Lewa’s just like yeah it happened again and though the Agori might not understand what the hell the Toa are talking about let me tell you Onua’s death glare transcends language barriers:
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that not only does Onua dual-wield tunnel-digging chainsaws as a Nuva, he actually rides them like skis.
That’s pretty impressive.
I just pictured Onua sweeping someone off their feet while riding his chainsaw-skis just super casual and the world is a little bit brighter now
The Turaga are really an interesting case, I think. As Turaga they had some individual quirks, but by and large were just the “wise elders” of the storyline, without all that much personality shining through. Then 2004 showed us them at their youngest, most inexperienced, and most unique.
So how do you reconcile the two? 2005 doesn’t really quite do it - there’s some development for the team, but it’s overshadowed by half a dozen plotlines of HORDIKA RAGE.
I don’t know if I’d say they haven’t dealt with their issues - they had a thousand years to make peace with them - but I agree that they kind of get the short end of the character stick by being Turagized so quickly.
I’m not certain why I’m getting this but if people want to turn this blog into “bionicle fanfiction confessions” I will happily take on that role
(also it’s okay Anonymous, we all have our ridiculous fic contrivances for the sake of our favorite characters. it’s what makes us human. that and the canonized romance.)
(because I needed to)