2014-10-23 12:50 UTC–5Permalink
I have a question, and I don't know if it was already answered in the story, but please tell me if it was.
1. When Toa Ignika sacrificed himself to reawaken Mata Nui, was his spirit destroyed, or just his body?
2. If his spirit did remain, how was it able to coexist with the spirit of Mata Nui?
Thank a lot for answering all our questions!
2014-10-23 14:25 UTC–5Permalink
As requested, here is some information on the arguments for and against the other top candidate, Vastus.
Here are some of the reasons BZP members suspected Vastus:
And here are some of the arguments other BZP members made against Vastus:
2014-10-23 15:22 UTC–5Permalink
Thanks for answering, Mr. Farshtey!
If you're interested, I'd like to share my opinion on the recently proposed idea about Protodermis being a form of programmable matter. I think that it is a very logical idea, given all we know about Protodermis. We know that it takes different forms (liquid, solid, and gas (in the form of water vapor)), and that everything in the MU is made from it. Given that the GBs were scientists, and many major sciences concern the study of genetics, it seems probable that they might have been able to invent some sort of programmable matter based upon the properties of Energized Protodermis, and thereby code it into different forms, like water, rock, muscle, and other things we've seen in the MU.
However, despite the idea being plausible (and, to some extent, almost obvious), I would put a lot of thought into your final decision. After all, Protodermis is a major element of the Generation 1 BIONICLE story, so it would probably be best to take any big change/confirmation like this lightly...
That being said, I have one more question to ask of you so far. It concerns one of the answers you gave to my last set of questions, the one about Icarax:
1. Why WAS Icarax given the Mask of Shadows in 2008? Did the story team decide they wanted him to retrieve it and then have the set designers reuse the mold? Or did the designers give him the mask and then say, "Hey, you guys figure out why he has it"? If you don't know the reason he was given that mask, that's okay...I ask merely out of curiosity.
2014-10-23 19:57 UTC–5Permalink
This question is because of something on the BIONICLE website so I hope you can clear this up.
All of the bios for the Masters refer to thier masks as The Mask of (Element), but Lewa's is called the Mask of Jungle. Is this official or just an error?
2014-10-23 20:15 UTC–5Permalink
I know of a very interesting and extensive theory for protodermis made by a tumblr user/ bionicle fan, which uses some very good real world chemstry to explain it. Unfortunately it seems I can't link you to her post because of restrictions on the LEGO site (which I guess is reasonable given that its a kid's site) so I'll just paraphrase it.
She thinks that the reason why liquid prototdermis becomes like molten metal whe heated is be cause at high temperatures it denaturizes and becomes much thicker, much like cells do (the best example would be how an egg turns from liquid to solid when cooked), which is kinda similar to the theory of it being semi-alive. And then when that molten protodermis cools it becomes pure solid protodermis. Raw solid protodermis would likely be purified in the same way as liquid, resulting in metallic protodermis. Protosteel would be made by continuing the purification process untill the molecules can't get any denser.
And for the Toa Seal, she said that combining the six elements might make the molecules combine into a tightly pack hexagonal lattice structure. And because of the high amount elemental energy, any attempt to break it would release that energy, which is why an attempt to break it is extremely painful and possibly fatal. When the energies are applied again, it dissolves the tightly pacted molecules.
What do you think?
2014-10-23 20:21 UTC–5Permalink
So would that be why Atakus has those mysterious blades that "glow with an unearthly light"? I must say I highly approve
2014-10-23 20:56 UTC–5Permalink
1) Do you know where the Matoran are constructed? I believe you said that Metru Nui was one such location, but do you know where in the city? I always thought they were constructed someplace hidden underneath the city, and then brought to the surface.
2) I hate to keep bothering you with this question, but can you finally tell of the nature of the MU inhabitant's brains (I know it sounds weird)? I feel like it matters because it would influence the light in which we see them. For example, if they have mechanical brains, then the Toa and Matoran would truly feel like artificial, AI creations originally intended to be non-sapient. It would make them truly alien and all the more interesting, especially in their interactions with SM inhabitants. If they have organic brains, then the Toa and Matoran would feel more like natural creations. They'd be less alien (and to me, less interesting), but more relatable. It would also hint at better realtions with the Agori.
2014-10-23 22:01 UTC–5Permalink
I have a question about the adaptive kanohi.
Is it possible that the adaptive masks do not create their own forms, but change to the shape of diffrent kanohi better physicaly suited to the environment and modify it to what it would need? This would explain why the kakama looks so much like the Vahi, the akaku is shaped like a matatu, and the hau is shaped like a mask of charisma.
2014-10-24 09:15 UTC–5Permalink
I would like to ask how did you know about that canonization debate going on.
Seriously, it is unbelievable that some fans have the audacity to say that the fans hold the right to shut down canon.
2014-10-24 09:19 UTC–5Permalink
Is it possible that some of the Vorox were spies for Velika before going mad? Or maybe the spies never lot their sanity and pretended to be primitive, in the hopes of surviving long enough for Velika's return? Perhaps they gave Velika enough information so that Velika would know the status of the Bara Magna Sand Tribe, and give it to Kabrua(The Bota Magna Vorox guy)?
Just trying to think through what you mentioned about Velika having hidden agents. Maybe Velika would find a way to cure the sanity of the Vorox and create an army of them.
2014-10-24 10:11 UTC–5Permalink
What about doing some sort of exclusive partnership or something with BS01 or BZP or somewhere and publishing the rest of the chapters on there, w/o too much promotion? that would allow them to be finished, and new fans wouldn't really pay any more attention to them/Gen1 in general than they would anyway, so it wouldn't really detract from Gen2 very much. in fact, i'd say it would get the old fans even more pumped for 2015... the more bionicle activity, the better!
2014-10-24 11:44 UTC–5Permalink
I can't remember if somebody has already asked this or not, but would it be possible for you to say how the story serials would end, just to give the 'Gen 1' fans a sense of closure? I know you have no reason to write the rest of the serials, and to be honest I would have been surprised if LEGO had wanted you to, but it would be nice to have known where the stories were going to go. There are a lot of loose ends, and it would be nice if they could be tied up, even in just a couple of paragraphs, before the BIONICLE reboot begins.
2014-10-24 17:33 UTC–5Permalink
Can you answer to my question please. Thank you
2014-10-24 18:00 UTC–5Permalink
I can't do that. I can only write new BIONICLE fiction with LEGO's permission, and they are not going to give permission to put more old story out there when they are trying to keep the focus on new story.
2014-10-24 18:01 UTC–5Permalink
I don't outline my stories. If I did, I would do what you suggested, but as it stands, I have no idea how many more chapters the serials would have had or how they would have ended. I don't believe in outlining, I feel it leeches the creativity out of writing if you are just following a roadmap the whole way.