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| December 24, 2018, 11:39 am
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Happy Christmas to all! (It's still Christmas Eve here in the UK as I write but I probably won't get on tomorrow.) So to all I wish you a fun-filled festive period and I hope you get all the Lego and joy you could ever wish for.
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| December 24, 2018, 11:40 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Happy Christmas to all! (It's still Christmas Eve here in the UK as I write but I probably won't get on tomorrow.) So to all I wish you a fun-filled festive period and I hope you get all the Lego and joy you could ever wish for.
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Merry Christmas RK! And to everyone else! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.

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| December 24, 2018, 1:52 pm
Work on the next installment of my series has begun!
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| December 24, 2018, 5:50 pm
Merry Christmas, Insurgency!
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| December 25, 2018, 5:08 pm
So I was about to upload a new episode but apparently the uploader is broken :|

And because MP is so outdated I can't embed from flickr or anything so I guess it will have to wait.

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| December 26, 2018, 7:42 am
Have you tied using a different Web browser, or tried shrinking the pictures?
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| December 26, 2018, 9:45 am
Quoting Traykar Pawfoot
Have you tied using a different Web browser, or tried shrinking the pictures?

I'll give the browser thing a shot when I get home, that might be the issue. When I click add photos that little window just doesn't load any content. So I can't choose simple uploaded or anything like that.
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| December 26, 2018, 11:01 am
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Hope everyone's had a fantastic Christmas! Wish you all the best for the new year (hopefully it'll be a little more active then this one unfortunately was).
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| December 26, 2018, 4:58 pm
Quoting Traykar Pawfoot
Have you tied using a different Web browser, or tried shrinking the pictures?

That was the issue. Thanks for the suggestion! New episode is up now!
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| December 26, 2018, 10:23 pm
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So how were everyone's Christmases? :) Who got Lego?
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| December 27, 2018, 11:34 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
So how were everyone's Christmases? :) Who got Lego?
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Great! We drove up to Pennsylvania to surprise my sister, and then drove back Christmas Eve. I got some much-needed BrickWarriors for The Insurgency, so I can start building now.

You?
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| December 27, 2018, 11:48 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
So how were everyone's Christmases? :) Who got Lego?
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I had a great Christmas! I didn't get any Lego but I used some of the money I got to buy a couple sets yesterday. I got the Sunshine Surfer Van which I've been wanting for a while.

How about you?
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| December 27, 2018, 12:22 pm
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Sweet! I spent mine with my family and their new puppy which was nice. As for Lego, I got Yoda's Hut, the Stigmoloch breakout set and the Baby Raptor playpen poly bag.
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| December 28, 2018, 8:23 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
So how were everyone's Christmases? :) Who got Lego?
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Mine was good, got the Ideas ship in the bottle. Gonna mod the ship to be the USS Constitution, though
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| December 29, 2018, 10:36 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Sweet! I spent mine with my family and their new puppy which was nice. As for Lego, I got Yoda's Hut, the Stigmoloch breakout set and the Baby Raptor playpen poly bag.
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Cool gifts! I've been thinking about getting Yoda's hut because it looks cool but it's hard for me to justify $30 on such a small set.
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| December 29, 2018, 6:38 pm
Quoting Matt Ridgeway

Mine was good, got the Ideas ship in the bottle. Gonna mod the ship to be the USS Constitution, though

I really thought the Ship in a bottle was. Really cool. All the clear parts are neat
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| December 29, 2018, 6:39 pm
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Quoting Beardless Dwarf (Evan)
Cool gifts! I've been thinking about getting Yoda's hut because it looks cool but it's hard for me to justify $30 on such a small set.

I hardly ever buy anything direct from Lego. I nearly always buy from Amazon as it's always much cheaper. I've seen Yoda's Hut for around about £16 on there before.
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| December 30, 2018, 9:36 am
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I've just realized that as well as this group's 5th anniversary next month, it is also my 10th Mocciversary!
Now I feel old! Haha!
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| December 30, 2018, 2:05 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
I hardly ever buy anything direct from Lego. I nearly always buy from Amazon as it's always much cheaper. I've seen Yoda's Hut for around about £16 on there before.
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Same. Haven't really bought much Lego on my own recently, though x[

We're renovating my Lego area right now, so I have a ton of organizing to do. So no episodes for a while...
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| December 30, 2018, 2:29 pm
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Quoting Silverwing 05
Same. Haven't really bought much Lego on my own recently, though x[

We're renovating my Lego area right now, so I have a ton of organizing to do. So no episodes for a while...
Heh heh, gotta love sorting!

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| December 30, 2018, 4:29 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
I hardly ever buy anything direct from Lego. I nearly always buy from Amazon as it's always much cheaper. I've seen Yoda's Hut for around about £16 on there before.
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That makes a lot of sense. I usually check eBay since most of the stuff I'm interested in getting is older anyway (still trying to get a few LOTR/Hobbit sets). The current themes don't interest me too much with the exception of CMFs which seem to be on a decline as well
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| December 30, 2018, 6:12 pm
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Happy New Year to one and all!

Anybody have any new year's resolutions?

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| January 2, 2019, 10:39 am
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Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Happy New Year to one and all!

Anybody have any new year's resolutions?

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Happy New Year to you as well mate! As for resolutions, well...

1. Do more exercise
2. Learn the bare bones basics of the 12 principles of animation
3. Focus more on the Insurgency and my story (as I did practically nothing this year)...

And that's about it! :D What about yourself?

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| January 2, 2019, 4:57 pm
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Nice!
Mine are;

1.) Spend less time at work (I frequently do 14 hour days)

2.) Save more money. (I have a wedding to be saving for now! Haha!)

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| January 2, 2019, 5:47 pm
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Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Nice!
Mine are;

1.) Spend less time at work (I frequently do 14 hour days)

2.) Save more money. (I have a wedding to be saving for now! Haha!)

--Blast--
Very nice! Yep, can tell from experience (not my own, but a few friends) that weddings aren't cheap. Worth it though :)

Also, 14 hour days? Yikes! That seems like a brutal workload mate.

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| January 2, 2019, 5:59 pm
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Tell me about it!

Yeah, I really enjoy my job but I do have a lot to do! I've started setting myself a 10 hour limit. So after I've been there for 10 hours, I force myself to stop whatever I'm doing and go home. Haha!

As a side note, this is why it takes me so long to make an episode now! Because I'm never at home!

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| January 3, 2019, 6:43 am
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Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Tell me about it!

Yeah, I really enjoy my job but I do have a lot to do! I've started setting myself a 10 hour limit. So after I've been there for 10 hours, I force myself to stop whatever I'm doing and go home. Haha!

As a side note, this is why it takes me so long to make an episode now! Because I'm never at home!

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Yes indeed. I've found myself in a similar boat as of late. Doing my best to change that this year!

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| January 3, 2019, 4:52 pm
I can tell you from experience that weddings are not cheap at All! I just had mine this past year and we did a very small one, comparatively. I'd guess it cost around 2-3 thousand dollars, and the venue and tables were free. Thankfully we had family to help with everything but a lot of it was out of pocket.
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| January 3, 2019, 5:46 pm
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Yeah, it's shaping up to be expensive! Haha! So I really am counting the coins!
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| January 4, 2019, 4:38 am
New episode is up. Would appreciate more people taking a look because it was a real pain to edit..... :p
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| January 6, 2019, 1:29 am
Quoting Werewolff Studios
Quoting Silverwing 05
Same. Haven't really bought much Lego on my own recently, though x[

We're renovating my Lego area right now, so I have a ton of organizing to do. So no episodes for a while...
Heh heh, gotta love sorting!

Eheh, eheh... -_-xP
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| January 6, 2019, 9:30 pm
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Quoting Captain Kenbo
New episode is up. Would appreciate more people taking a look because it was a real pain to edit..... :p

Also, for those not in the know, it's an important episode for TI lore and is part of our 5th Anniversary revelations! (As will be the next episode, too!)
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| January 7, 2019, 4:56 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Also, for those not in the know, it's an important episode for TI lore and is part of our 5th Anniversary revelations! (As will be the next episode, too!)
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I'd kinda gathered that :P
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| January 7, 2019, 1:02 pm
Aahh, so many ideas for building, so little time to build them haha. I have concept drawings for three starfighters, a bomber, two tanks, and a walker, right when I have to pack everything up to move them, my table, WIPs, and everything else downstairs :[]
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| January 7, 2019, 1:05 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Nice!
Mine are;

1.) Spend less time at work (I frequently do 14 hour days)

2.) Save more money. (I have a wedding to be saving for now! Haha!)

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Oh you got engaged? Congratulations!
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| January 8, 2019, 8:53 pm
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Quoting Matt Ridgeway

Oh you got engaged? Congratulations!

I did! Back at the end of August. Thanks Matt!

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| January 9, 2019, 6:51 am
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Happy Anniversary to The Insurgency!

Today marks the 5th anniversary of the creation of this glorious game!

Special shout-out to Thomas of Tortuga, George Marshall and Caleb R for creating the System that we now call home.

Special thanks to our Mods, both past and present, Werewolff and Ben Olson.

Thanks also to Iris, for your support and assistance over the years, as always.

But mostly, to all players both active and departed, thank you for your participation over the past half a decade! The only reason we're still going strong is because of you. Keep the stories coming - we love 'em!

Here's to rounding it up to a full decade! Bring on the next 5!

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| January 9, 2019, 6:58 am
I didn't become part of this group until about March or so, but I was still checking it out, so I have technically been around here since the very beginning.

Happy birthday to The Insurgency!
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| January 9, 2019, 7:27 am
[Insert generic quote displaying nostalgia and fond memories of the game]
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| January 9, 2019, 8:43 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Happy Anniversary to The Insurgency!

Today marks the 5th anniversary of the creation of this glorious game!

Special shout-out to Thomas of Tortuga, George Marshall and Caleb R for creating the System that we now call home.

Special thanks to our Mods, both past and present, Werewolff and Ben Olson.

Thanks also to Iris, for your support and assistance over the years, as always.

But mostly, to all players both active and departed, thank you for your participation over the past half a decade! The only reason we're still going strong is because of you. Keep the stories coming - we love 'em!

Here's to rounding it up to a full decade! Bring on the next 5!

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I asked Thomas on the D&C discord if he knew, can't wait for his reply :P
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| January 9, 2019, 9:04 pm
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Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Happy Anniversary to The Insurgency!

Today marks the 5th anniversary of the creation of this glorious game!

Special shout-out to Thomas of Tortuga, George Marshall and Caleb R for creating the System that we now call home.

Special thanks to our Mods, both past and present, Werewolff and Ben Olson.

Thanks also to Iris, for your support and assistance over the years, as always.

But mostly, to all players both active and departed, thank you for your participation over the past half a decade! The only reason we're still going strong is because of you. Keep the stories coming - we love 'em!

Here's to rounding it up to a full decade! Bring on the next 5!

--Blast--

Congrats on a fantastic 5 years everyone!
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| January 10, 2019, 2:36 am
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SPOILERS FOR KENBO'S LATEST EPISODE:

So! Now that the cause of the Shift has finally been revealed, what do you all think? And not only that, but the prospect of returning!
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| January 10, 2019, 6:14 am
I feel most people would share Percy's thought that there's nothing to return to. People have established lives in the new system with new jobs and relationships but I'm sure arguments could be made like maybe escaping war or some just have a dislike of the system. The cause is still a secret in universe with only a few people knowing but once the public becomes aware I think there would be some sort of vote (something I've got ideas for in the next season)
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| January 10, 2019, 9:50 am
I think it would be messier to return to the og solar system than it would be to stay in the system we're currently in. So of course I support the return because it's a catalyst for conflict and tragedy.
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| January 10, 2019, 10:51 am
if anyone didn't see, I got thomas's reply. Just scroll up
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| January 10, 2019, 4:04 pm
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So, a few points to clarify;

1.) We're not planning on moving Earth back to the Milky Way, don't worry. This was just to show everybody that the Milky Way is still out there and that it is possible to get to it.

2.) Remember that in-game, the cause of the shift is still very much a secret that virtually nobody knows.

3.) Remember that the bulk of the GI forces were stranded in the Milky Way when the Shift occurred, so we don't know what's happened to them in the meantime - HOWEVER, now that we've shown it's possible to get there, please don't show your character randomly falling into a black hole and appearing there. So, you are NOT allowed to go to the Milky Way unless you have a really cool idea, in which case, run your idea past me in a chat first.

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| January 10, 2019, 7:09 pm
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Quoting Matt Ridgeway
if anyone didn't see, I got thomas's reply. Just scroll up

Yeah, I saw! Haha!
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| January 10, 2019, 7:09 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
So, a few points to clarify;

1.) We're not planning on moving Earth back to the Milky Way, don't worry. This was just to show everybody that the Milky Way is still out there and that it is possible to get to it.

2.) Remember that in-game, the cause of the shift is still very much a secret that virtually nobody knows.

3.) Remember that the bulk of the GI forces were stranded in the Milky Way when the Shift occurred, so we don't know what's happened to them in the meantime - HOWEVER, now that we've shown it's possible to get there, please don't show your character randomly falling into a black hole and appearing there. So, you are NOT allowed to go to the Milky Way unless you have a really cool idea, in which case, run your idea past me in a chat first.

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Kinda figured those forces would've died off but I guess they could've found ways to sustain themselves. Would make for some interesting storylines especially with them seeing the things that came from the black hole. It's possible not everyone got off the Orbital and other ships from the Rerador battle got taken too
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| January 10, 2019, 7:40 pm
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Quoting Captain Kenbo
Kinda figured those forces would've died off but I guess they could've found ways to sustain themselves. Would make for some interesting storylines especially with them seeing the things that came from the black hole. It's possible not everyone got off the Orbital and other ships from the Rerador battle got taken too
I've actually had an idea regarding those stranded forces for awhile. My third season may flesh it out (if I ever get to it, that is!) but I welcome other people's ideas on it all as well!

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| January 11, 2019, 3:50 am
Quoting Werewolff Studios
Quoting Captain Kenbo
Kinda figured those forces would've died off but I guess they could've found ways to sustain themselves. Would make for some interesting storylines especially with them seeing the things that came from the black hole. It's possible not everyone got off the Orbital and other ships from the Rerador battle got taken too
I've actually had an idea regarding those stranded forces for awhile. My third season may flesh it out (if I ever get to it, that is!) but I welcome other people's ideas on it all as well!

I said something similar, but it wasn't let through for some reason.:p
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| January 11, 2019, 9:50 am
Er, will there be a January challenge?
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| January 11, 2019, 2:38 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--

SPOILERS FOR KENBO'S LATEST EPISODE:

So! Now that the cause of the Shift has finally been revealed, what do you all think? And not only that, but the prospect of returning!
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Wait... What?! Seriously, I leave for one year...
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| January 21, 2019, 1:48 am
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Quoting Philip Pip9766
Quoting --R.K. Blast--

SPOILERS FOR KENBO'S LATEST EPISODE:

So! Now that the cause of the Shift has finally been revealed, what do you all think? And not only that, but the prospect of returning!
--Blast--


Wait... What?! Seriously, I leave for one year...

Yup! See. Shouldn't have left... ;P
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| January 22, 2019, 6:55 am
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Today is my 10th Mocciversary!
http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/450522
A whole decade ago to the day, I joined this fabulous community!
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| January 22, 2019, 6:55 am
This group might be approaching the point of lasting longer than Lands of Mythron, if it hasn't gotten there already.
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| January 23, 2019, 12:26 pm
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Potentially! Is LOM still going? I thought it died out? And when did it start?
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| January 23, 2019, 2:17 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Potentially! Is LOM still going? I thought it died out? And when did it start?
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LOM did die out. I'm still part of the group, and the title was changed to include (2013-2017).
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| January 23, 2019, 10:06 pm
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Quoting Toa Jaton

LOM did die out. I'm still part of the group, and the title was changed to include (2013-2017).

Wow, well then yeah! TI has been going for longer!
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| January 24, 2019, 6:07 am
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Well, hopefully you'll all be pleased to hear that I've only got 5 images left to edit and then episode 13 will be out!
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| January 24, 2019, 6:38 pm
Splendid!
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| January 24, 2019, 10:56 pm
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Also, here's a question for you all;
Would you prefer 1 long episode, or 2 shorter ones?
Basically, I've just gone through my next 3 episodes and they're 84, 86 and 87 images long!
Now, would you prefer for that to be 1 long one or should I split them in two?
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| January 25, 2019, 3:46 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Also, here's a question for you all;
Would you prefer 1 long episode, or 2 shorter ones?
Basically, I've just gone through my next 3 episodes and they're 84, 86 and 87 images long!
Now, would you prefer for that to be 1 long one or should I split them in two?
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Shorter :P It gives me palpitations thinking about posting something like that, and I have, what, 5 creations?
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| January 25, 2019, 2:41 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Also, here's a question for you all;
Would you prefer 1 long episode, or 2 shorter ones?
Basically, I've just gone through my next 3 episodes and they're 84, 86 and 87 images long!
Now, would you prefer for that to be 1 long one or should I split them in two?
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Yeah I'd probably split them in half but then that would turn 3 episodes into 6 episodes.. lol
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| January 25, 2019, 9:50 pm
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Yeah... haha. I think I may split them into 2 but release them at the same time.
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| January 27, 2019, 10:13 am
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So, the episode was nearly out yesterday. I got to the end of editing, rejoiced, checked through the episode and realised I was a picture missing! *Insert crying sounds here.* Thankfully it's a fairly easy one, so I will hopefully get that taken and edited today! New episode by the end of the week!
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| January 28, 2019, 6:19 am
Yeah that's the worst when you have to go back to take a picture. Especially if you've already destroyed the set..
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| January 28, 2019, 5:11 pm
So little update I guess. The plan is to do season 3 with no format changes. I haven't gotten much done in writing, not for a lack of ideas because I have plenty of those, just I'm lazy lol... Won't be reunited with my legos for a while so I figure I've got time. As for what to expect the season will be about half the length as the previous two so around ten episodes. A lot of inspiration will come from Disney's Vader comic series as well. I'm pretty excited but honestly I have this really really cool idea for season 4 which I can't stop thinking about but I have to power through this first lol
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| February 3, 2019, 2:39 pm
Hey guys. You probably don't remember me since I haven't been active in a solid half a year, but I want to continue my Insurgency story. I haven't really paid attention to most (although I would like to), but I find Captain Kenbo's to be really compelling and is inspiring me to continue mine. The issue is I don't have almost no time to even build anything Lego, balancing my 1-2 hours of homework each night, basketball, and my part in my school's musical. Sometimes I don't even get home until 11 o'clock, and that's on a Tuesday night for an away game.

I'm not trying to create some sob story, I just wanna let you all know I care and I'm trying to be active. Hopefully I will have the third episode to my series sometime this month. xP
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| February 3, 2019, 7:07 pm
Yeah life can get busy, which seems to be the case for many of the members, but I'm glad my stuff is inspiring someone lol. If you ever get time to continue your story I'd love to read it
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| February 3, 2019, 9:42 pm
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It's great hearing that you both want to continue your stories!
Yeah, real life has a habit of getting in the way, but as I've said before - my attitude is that, if it's a story you want to tell, it doesn't matter how long it takes. Tell it.
We'll be here to read it when you do.
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| February 4, 2019, 2:39 am
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Wow... I just realised that there was almost half a year between my last episode and my most recent... Wowsers!
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| February 4, 2019, 2:40 am
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So how's life treating everyone? It's gone awfully quiet around here!
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| February 12, 2019, 8:45 am
Same old same old here. I started watching Westworld which has given me some inspiration on what to do with the whole Casts arc
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| February 12, 2019, 10:32 am
Well, we're pretty swamped with work and projects, etc. but I'm slooowly writing a new story.
Maybe in a year, maybe tomorrow, we'll be back...
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| February 13, 2019, 10:41 pm
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Well, a small update from me!

I'm just under quarter of the way through the photographs for my next episode. No idea how long it'll take to do the other three quarters though! Haha!

I'm also nearly finished with updating the group timeline, which I've not done for about a year! Haha! So that's good. I'll let everybody know when it's ready and I've uploaded it.

What's everybody else up to at the moment?

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| February 21, 2019, 6:35 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Well, a small update from me!

I'm just under quarter of the way through the photographs for my next episode. No idea how long it'll take to do the other three quarters though! Haha!

I'm also nearly finished with updating the group timeline, which I've not done for about a year! Haha! So that's good. I'll let everybody know when it's ready and I've uploaded it.

What's everybody else up to at the moment?

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I'm working on a retrospective covering the history of all of my TI MOCs.
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| February 21, 2019, 7:36 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Well, a small update from me!

I'm just under quarter of the way through the photographs for my next episode. No idea how long it'll take to do the other three quarters though! Haha!

I'm also nearly finished with updating the group timeline, which I've not done for about a year! Haha! So that's good. I'll let everybody know when it's ready and I've uploaded it.

What's everybody else up to at the moment?

--Blast--

Well, I'm going to try and build some sets to shoot some scenes to add to my really crappily done last two eps and then I'll see where I go from there.:p
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| February 24, 2019, 1:44 pm
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Good to hear that people are still working on things!

As for the timeline, it's now fully up to date! But if you spot any glaring omissions or anything you feel should be added, let me know!

http://www.moc-pages.com/group_conversation.php?id=23546&topicid=99589

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| February 24, 2019, 3:57 pm
Quoting Winslow "Whit" Wadsworth Whittier The Wise™
Well, I'm going to try and build some sets to shoot some scenes to add to my really crappily done last two eps and then I'll see where I go from there.:p

Oof,

After further review I found that this Rp, as fun as the community is, isn't doing me much good. Yes I want to contribute to the story, I wanted to contribute to LoM as well, but it closed before I could do anything of any lasting meaning to the plot.:p

Funily enough... The Insurgency is a lot like our world, you know it? There's a lot of good, a lot of bad, but most of all there's just a lot of grey.
There are a lot of incredibly enjoyable stories here that I just love reading once, twice for some of them, but there are also a lot of... Um... How shall I put this?... Well, more secular storied, I guess.

And I totally get it, you'reuh, you're trying to make it as real or relatable as you can. As I say, I get that, I respect that as a recognized format for writing - but respecting something and liking something are two very different animals.xP
I myself have written several stories my readers found relatable, and you all know how I write.

So basically I want to leave but my foot's in the door for obvious reasons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbv1DE0-JBE

:P
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| February 24, 2019, 6:54 pm
Timeline looks good Blast.

Winslow, I get what you mean but when I say that I mean I don't get it at all
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| February 25, 2019, 12:08 pm
Quoting Captain Kenbo
Timeline looks good Blast.

Winslow, I get what you mean but when I say that I mean I don't get it at all

Okay, I'll sum it up. :D

This Rp's a good time, sometimes too good if you get that then you'll get that sometimes it's also too... um, weird. Well, for me at least and it's the "weird" content that is beginning to butt heads, as it were, with my ridiculously quixotic moral standards.

I respect all the writers in this group and the recognized techniques they use. This isn't to say I like the techniques, however.

I want to leave because of this but also I really want to contribute something to the story. :p
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| February 25, 2019, 2:06 pm
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Sure there are differences in building styles and techniques but that's the beauty of it! We have straight-forward stories and then we have the wacky ones! Looks at Kermunklin's series. That's as bizzarre as any and is fondly remembered as one of The Insurgency's greatest. Max Power is one of the games most beloved characters. Seeing those whacky characters interact with the more straight-up characters, like Tank for example, are pure gold. That's what the cross-over events are for. To help tie everybody and everything together. Everybody has a different approach to the same thing.
That's life in general.
So if it makes you want to leave, go ahead. But I'd strongly recommend that you first think about whether or not you want to leave simply because you disagree with the way somebody else has done something. Because if that's your attitude in life, where you're unable to accept other people's approaches and ways of thinking simply because they differ from your own, then you're going to run into some problems along the way.
Hopefully you won't leave and you'll stick around to continue your story because as I've said to many people before, if it's a story you want to tell, then tell it. Because it deserves to be told. There are plenty of people here who will want to read it.
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| February 27, 2019, 3:58 am
I think he's referring to his religious upbringing and our more secular writing styles.
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| February 27, 2019, 7:47 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Sure there are differences in building styles and techniques but that's the beauty of it! We have straight-forward stories and then we have the wacky ones! Looks at Kermunklin's series. That's as bizzarre as any and is fondly remembered as one of The Insurgency's greatest. Max Power is one of the games most beloved characters. Seeing those whacky characters interact with the more straight-up characters, like Tank for example, are pure gold. That's what the cross-over events are for. To help tie everybody and everything together. Everybody has a different approach to the same thing.
That's life in general.
So if it makes you want to leave, go ahead. But I'd strongly recommend that you first think about whether or not you want to leave simply because you disagree with the way somebody else has done something. Because if that's your attitude in life, where you're unable to accept other people's approaches and ways of thinking simply because they differ from your own, then you're going to run into some problems along the way.
Hopefully you won't leave and you'll stick around to continue your story because as I've said to many people before, if it's a story you want to tell, then tell it. Because it deserves to be told. There are plenty of people here who will want to read it.
--Blast--

I'm not sure he's referring to the various building and writing styles here ...
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| February 27, 2019, 9:03 am
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Ah, then I misunderstood.
However, either way, my points still stand. If you struggle to appreciate differences between people in life, you will come across many problems along the way. Not everyone is the same, but just because something or somebody is different, doesn't automatically make them wrong. They're just that - different.
The realm of TI is about variety and difference. There are thousands of alien species spread over two systems of planets. All of whom are different to one another but all find common causes. We have featured numerous religions, both real and made-up. We've shown Christianity, The Followers of the Universe, Muslim and various cults. From day 1 we've shown that difference is not something to be shunned, but accepted.
Think about our characters - the majority of them are outsiders. They're the oddballs and misfits and rogues of the universe. They're all different from one another and yet that doesn't stop them doing good deeds and accepting who they and each other are.
The Insurgency universe is all-inclusive. It doesn't shun politics, religion, race, sexuality. If you're alive - you can take part and fit in somewhere in this wacky universe that we all together help to build and expand.
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| February 28, 2019, 8:31 am
Hello again! Some of you might remember me... I'd like to get involved again with the same characters if possible. Has anybody used Corey or any others or referenced them? I will be trying to catch up on events so I can hopefully start building again.
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| March 2, 2019, 11:24 am
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Ah, then I misunderstood.
However, either way, my points still stand. If you struggle to appreciate differences between people in life, you will come across many problems along the way. Not everyone is the same, but just because something or somebody is different, doesn't automatically make them wrong. They're just that - different.
The realm of TI is about variety and difference. There are thousands of alien species spread over two systems of planets. All of whom are different to one another but all find common causes. We have featured numerous religions, both real and made-up. We've shown Christianity, The Followers of the Universe, Muslim and various cults. From day 1 we've shown that difference is not something to be shunned, but accepted.
Think about our characters - the majority of them are outsiders. They're the oddballs and misfits and rogues of the universe. They're all different from one another and yet that doesn't stop them doing good deeds and accepting who they and each other are.
The Insurgency universe is all-inclusive. It doesn't shun politics, religion, race, sexuality. If you're alive - you can take part and fit in somewhere in this wacky universe that we all together help to build and expand.
--Blast--

Okay, so first, I didn't expect you to understand. It's okay.
Secondly, you're sort of preaching to the choir, mate. I don't have anything against differences, without them we'd all be pretty bland... uh, whatevers. Differing points of view in collaboration is wonderful for problem solving.
I never said that any of you were wrong just because you were different. It'd take a special kind of idiot to discriminate on such poor grounds as all that.

It's pretty ironic, actually, to hear you lecture me both on a subject in which I am well versed as well as because I have a different system of behavior in regards to standards of right or wrong behavior than yourself.xP

That's all great sounding, but, well... Maybe I can't keep up. Not for a lack of time but because I try to avoid posts with cursing/sexuality. I respect you all as writers, indeed as people, but that by no means means that I condone what you choose to write about, or what wordage you so choose. Well, wait, that sounded mean.:p
Um... I guess, did you mean what you said about differences?OmO
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| March 2, 2019, 11:51 am
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Quoting Garrett W.
Hello again! Some of you might remember me... I'd like to get involved again with the same characters if possible. Has anybody used Corey or any others or referenced them? I will be trying to catch up on events so I can hopefully start building again.

Oh hey Garrett! Good to hear from you again!
I don't think anybody used Corey, as far as I remember.
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| March 2, 2019, 1:13 pm
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Quoting Winslow "Whit" Wadsworth Whittier The Wise™
Okay, so first, I didn't expect you to understand. It's okay.
Secondly, you're sort of preaching to the choir, mate. I don't have anything against differences, without them we'd all be pretty bland... uh, whatevers. Differing points of view in collaboration is wonderful for problem solving.
I never said that any of you were wrong just because you were different. It'd take a special kind of idiot to discriminate on such poor grounds as all that.

It's pretty ironic, actually, to hear you lecture me both on a subject in which I am well versed as well as because I have a different system of behavior in regards to standards of right or wrong behavior than yourself.xP

That's all great sounding, but, well... Maybe I can't keep up. Not for a lack of time but because I try to avoid posts with cursing/sexuality. I respect you all as writers, indeed as people, but that by no means means that I condone what you choose to write about, or what wordage you so choose. Well, wait, that sounded mean.:p
Um... I guess, did you mean what you said about differences?OmO

Then maybe I took your initial message the wrong way and in which case, I apologise. I have a duty to make sure everybody feels included and I simply wanted to make sure there was nothing untoward occurring.
In terms of the actual issue you have; Not every post features cursing or sexuality. Some builders just have a grittier, darker story than others. The way I view it is if it's right for the character, then it's fine. If a writer has just thrown it into a story for the sake of having it there, then I'm not a fan, but if it fits the story and is what the character would say and do if they were real, then I'm all for it.
Of course, that's my view and I appreciate that yours may be different, so if you feel it's too much then maybe a solution is that you still create your own story, but don't read others?
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| March 2, 2019, 1:30 pm
Probably could've just summed it up with saying you don't like the language and sexual content in some posts instead of adding all those other "nice guy" bits.....

Which I guess is a reasonable gripe. I've been trying to limit language use because I know there's many younger members here and I wouldn't want to make them uncomfortable. I know people say things like swearing is unnecessary or people do it because they can't articulate themselves or whatever but I think it portrays real life where people talk like that.

As for the sexual stuff, out of over 800 posts I'm pretty sure only a couple have some questionable or unnecessary sexual content. I certainly don't think anyone's going overboard with that stuff. It's just pictures of legos with text and no one's writing is reminiscent of 50 Shades lol. I don't feel like I'm watching Game of Thrones either. But if even still it's an issue then yeah I guess we can be more mindful or you'll just have to ignore/avoid it. But I'm curious what your qualm is. Do you think it's distasteful or it makes you uncomfortable or something else?
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| March 2, 2019, 2:40 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Oh hey Garrett! Good to hear from you again!
I don't think anybody used Corey, as far as I remember.
--Blast--


I was almost hoping somebody had. Not quite sure how to restart my story...
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| March 2, 2019, 3:56 pm
Good seeing you back Garrett! I'm happy to help come up with ideas to get you back in if I can
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| March 2, 2019, 4:23 pm
Quoting Captain Kenbo
Good seeing you back Garrett! I'm happy to help come up with ideas to get you back in if I can

If you have any ideas, fire away. Otherwise I'll probably post a "where we left off' and go from there using January's challenge.
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| March 2, 2019, 5:48 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Then maybe I took your initial message the wrong way and in which case, I apologise. I have a duty to make sure everybody feels included and I simply wanted to make sure there was nothing untoward occurring.
In terms of the actual issue you have; Not every post features cursing or sexuality. Some builders just have a grittier, darker story than others. The way I view it is if it's right for the character, then it's fine. If a writer has just thrown it into a story for the sake of having it there, then I'm not a fan, but if it fits the story and is what the character would say and do if they were real, then I'm all for it.
Of course, that's my view and I appreciate that yours may be different, so if you feel it's too much then maybe a solution is that you still create your own story, but don't read others?
--Blast--

No mate, you're cool.I have no idea what untoward means, but you're doing great as far as RP staff go.

I know, but the grittier writers seem to be more prevalent than the others, you know it?:p Well, yeah, I get that- I'm just not accustomed to it, nor do I really want to be.xP I'm not a huge fan of that either.

My main issue with that is that those who do that stuff on occasion are the most influential.Dx :p

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| March 2, 2019, 6:55 pm
Quoting Captain Kenbo
Probably could've just summed it up with saying you don't like the language and sexual content in some posts instead of adding all those other "nice guy" bits.....

Which I guess is a reasonable gripe. I've been trying to limit language use because I know there's many younger members here and I wouldn't want to make them uncomfortable. I know people say things like swearing is unnecessary or people do it because they can't articulate themselves or whatever but I think it portrays real life where people talk like that.

As for the sexual stuff, out of over 800 posts I'm pretty sure only a couple have some questionable or unnecessary sexual content. I certainly don't think anyone's going overboard with that stuff. It's just pictures of legos with text and no one's writing is reminiscent of 50 Shades lol. I don't feel like I'm watching Game of Thrones either. But if even still it's an issue then yeah I guess we can be more mindful or you'll just have to ignore/avoid it. But I'm curious what your qualm is. Do you think it's distasteful or it makes you uncomfortable or something else?

I just don't want to upset anyone. I'd be doing pretty poorly as a person if I upset people just because something made me greatly uncomfortable.

Yeah, it just makes me reallyreallyreally uncomfortable.xp
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| March 2, 2019, 7:02 pm
Quoting Winslow "Whit" Wadsworth Whittier The Wise™
I just don't want to upset anyone. I'd be doing pretty poorly as a person if I upset people just because something made me greatly uncomfortable.

Yeah, it just makes me reallyreallyreally uncomfortable.xp

It's definitely something I'll keep in mind. There's not too many people left here now and I wouldn't want to tell a story with no readers so I think it's important to hear feedback
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| March 2, 2019, 8:20 pm
Here is a teaser for Season 3
https://flic.kr/p/RfM4z6

I've decided to revive an old player character. If you couldn't guess, it's Azreal created by Timothy .. I'm thinking he won't mind since it's been almost five years since he's updated his mocpages or flickr account. Azreal ever only got one post besides his intro and I think doing something with an old character is good so they aren't wasted.

I'm aiming to post at least one or two episodes to start off season 3 sometime this week so stay tuned for that!
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| March 3, 2019, 2:30 pm
hey
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| March 3, 2019, 3:09 pm
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Quoting Captain Kenbo
Here is a teaser for Season 3
https://flic.kr/p/RfM4z6

I've decided to revive an old player character. If you couldn't guess, it's Azreal created by Timothy .. I'm thinking he won't mind since it's been almost five years since he's updated his mocpages or flickr account. Azreal ever only got one post besides his intro and I think doing something with an old character is good so they aren't wasted.

I'm aiming to post at least one or two episodes to start off season 3 sometime this week so stay tuned for that!

Nice! Glad you found a character to use.
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| March 4, 2019, 3:41 pm
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Quoting Matt Ridgeway
hey

Matt! Good to hear from you again!
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| March 4, 2019, 3:41 pm
Haven't posted anything in a while since I got my new pc, which doesnt have an SD card port and only one USB drive. I'll try to get back into doing things though.
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| March 7, 2019, 7:16 am
Quoting Matt Ridgeway
Haven't posted anything in a while since I got my new pc, which doesnt have an SD card port and only one USB drive, which means its hard to get pictures from an SD card on. I'll try to get back into doing things though.


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| March 7, 2019, 7:17 am
Quoting Matt Ridgeway
Haven't posted anything in a while since I got my new pc, which doesnt have an SD card port and only one USB drive. I'll try to get back into doing things though.

Yeahdudeno, that's cool. Have you looked into SD/USB adapters?
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| March 7, 2019, 10:06 am
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Quoting Matt Ridgeway
Haven't posted anything in a while since I got my new pc, which doesnt have an SD card port and only one USB drive. I'll try to get back into doing things though.

Yeah, you can get USB card readers. They're really cheap and really useful. I remember Jaton had a similar issue and I suggested he get a card reader and it worked! They just plug into your USB port and then you pop your SD card into it and et voila!
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| March 8, 2019, 12:38 pm
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Congratulations to Captain Kenbo for hitting the 350 points mark! You know the drill - next build needs to be a rank-up!
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| March 10, 2019, 1:43 pm
Very close to Jack Brickton and the top 5 now lol
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| March 10, 2019, 5:52 pm
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Quoting Captain Kenbo
Very close to Jack Brickton and the top 5 now lol

I know! 2 more solid episodes will do it!
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| March 11, 2019, 3:51 pm
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Quoting Captain Kenbo
Very close to Jack Brickton and the top 5 now lol

Congrats Kenbo! You more than deserve it!
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| March 14, 2019, 5:27 pm
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Also, g'day all! Hope you're all doing well! Just a quick update from your friendly (and intermittently active) lycanthrope!

First off, it's great to see that the group's still active, and that more episode's are going out. I plan to have a binge-read through what I've missed over the weekend, something I've been putting off for far too long.

Secondly, it's been almost a year since I posted my last Insurgency episode, which is both a plus and a minus in my mind. It's obviously a minus due to that lack of content, but the time away from it has allowed me to think about the future of my series.

I've got two more episodes in Season 2, both already written and the first already mostly photographed. I'm aiming to have the first up in about a week's time at most, so long as my schedule holds.

However, after those two episodes, I will be moving my Insurgency series off of MOCpages, for the most part. I'll probably only post a quick thumbnail image with links to the appropriate sites which will house the bulk of my series.

I've decided to do this for a few reasons. The first is my lost faith in this website, which has been talked about to death and I feel doesn't need repeating again. The second is that I'm going to be trying something new with my series, and I feel the Pages isn't the best platform to do so.

And finally, I've got big plans for my series moving forward, and I'd like to make sure it reaches a larger audience as well. Heck, if the new idea takes off then I'm considering re-making my old episodes in that style for continuity's sake.

Now, I'm going to still going to try to be more active on the Pages, especially when it comes to reading other's work, so I won't be completely disappearing from this little corner of the internet!

Thanks for reading all, and all the best!

Wolff
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| March 14, 2019, 5:40 pm
Glad you're continuing your series wolff. I'm very curious about all of that new stuff you've got planned good luck with it
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| March 16, 2019, 6:44 pm
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Ah! Good to hear from you Wolff! I didn't see this before I emailed you yesterday! Haha! Glad to hear that you've got more on the way and that you're going to catch up on everything you've missed!
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| March 16, 2019, 8:23 pm
I haven't been here in forever. So glad to see the group is still alive. Unfortunately, I won't be posting here for the foreseeable future. School, work, church, and other things are the priority and are keeping me crazy busy. I'll try to stop by every so often anyways.

-Jonathan
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| March 16, 2019, 9:58 pm
My marchs challenge is done but having trouble uploading pics. Stay tuned, it may have to come in April.
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| March 27, 2019, 6:54 pm
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So! Who's seen the trailer for Episode 9?! Thoughts?
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| April 13, 2019, 3:10 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
So! Who's seen the trailer for Episode 9?! Thoughts?
--Blast--

The Death Star at the end really gave me chills, and then the laugh... ugh
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| April 13, 2019, 6:47 pm
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Yeah, I was certainly not expecting that at the end!
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| April 14, 2019, 9:52 am
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Happy Easter weekend to those who celebrate and also to those who just love chocolate eggs!

Good news! My next episode is complete and will be up as soon as I get a chance! (Probably Sunday!)
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| April 19, 2019, 10:28 am
That's good man can't wait!
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| April 20, 2019, 3:36 pm
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