It’s so weird.
When I made this blog three years ago, I don’t really know what I expected. I mean, my first post was a random Bionicle/Phoenix Wright thing from Pixiv. As far as I can tell, I made it to scream about random Bionicle stuff into the relative void.
I mean, the Bionicle tag back then? Empty. I’ve said this in a past post, but I could go in it and scroll to the end. Nobody knew it, nobody posted about it. Well, not nobody - artrica was there, and kazi and jay, and before long Cactus was posting, and then something weird happened.
It started to grow.
This was back before the rumors, mind you. Way before. Bit by a bit, brick by brick
HAHAHAHA kill me, people showed up, and I wasn’t alone in all sorts of crazy elemental robot shenanigans. I wrote an Onua/Lewa fic and people read it, for crying out loud.
And now here we are. It’s back. God only knows where things’ll go from here, but I think it’s safe to say this little corner of the community is only going to grow from here on out.
Thank you, Bionicle tag. You’ve had your ups and downs, but it’s been a good three years screaming incoherently into you and getting equally mad screams back in response. Here’s to many more.
TAG GAME: CHARACTERS WHO SHARE THE SAME PERSONALITY TYPE AS YOU.
Tagged by momentais :) I took the test again, and got ISFJ
If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here
Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them:
I tag currentlyunknown cinamoncune joseramble
sure, why not
INFP, which puts me in the same category (according to TV Tropes, which is probably a sentence that should never be uttered) as Phoenix Wright, Touko Fukawa from Dangan Ronpa, (…wait, what?), Lucas from Mother 3, N from Pokemon, and Wall-E (yeeeeeAAAAHHHHH)
Hit it dualladee, cross-wired-freak (yes I know that’s a side blog), that-1-cactus, and logicalabsurdity
This whole summer I’ve been reminding myself to get into Mass Effect, and just today I decide to watch a walkthrough of the first game (after most of the summer is over, go figure).
Ohhhhh my god it’s so cool! At first I was like “lol let’s see how much of a dating sim this is” but now I’m so immersed in how cool their universe is. I want to know more about the different alien races and their customs and governments, the different places you can travel to, the technology…everything is so interesting! I absolutely love the dialogue and the voices too. And the scenery on the Citadel, I want to live there!
I’m still watching episodes of the walkthrough, so I’m probably gonna end up talking about it every now and then these next few days. Or weeks. Or months.
I just feel really stupid for not getting into this sooner. A few years ago I was thinking about how this game would be right up my alley, and it definitely was. I shouldn’t have known next to nothing about it for this long.
WELCOME TO THE GARRUS TRAIN
I didn’t say anything about my 300 milestone because I was afraid it would look like I was flaunting my follower count or whatever, but that was silly of me to think that. Because this means a lot not only for me, but also for the fandom.
It means that there’s at least 400 people out there on tumblr who still like Bionicle, or at least remember it. 400 people! That number may not look like anything compared to other fandoms, but for a Bionicle-centric blog, it’s a lot.
It’s amazing because look at how far we’ve come compared to last year or the year before that. In the tag people are drawing, discussing things, etc. way more frequently, and it makes me so happy to see that so many of us are active. And even though we have our arguments and whatnot, that just means that we’re becoming more of an actual fandom rather than just a little niche. Our influence has been spreading, and more and more people are rediscovering/finding out about Bionicle.
I hope that we will continue to gain new fans!
/gets off stage
First off: congrats!
Second: it’s kind of crazy how much the Bionicle fandom on Tumblr has grown over the years! When I first got here (almost exactly three years ago) it was pretty barren - artricahearts, that-1-cactus, and kazi-is-doing-the-thing were around, as well as one or two others I’m forgetting, but I was able to look in the tag and scroll to the end of it.
Now we have this wonderful crazy little niche, and it’s only gotten livelier over the years. We have our differences, but there’s some really great people here, who do some really fantastic work.
bless you, Bionicle tag. You’re all crazy (myself included), but bless you all the same.