odst-troll asked:

Where did you get those Bionicle posters? Also, if you have any unwanted Bionicles, I'll take em :D

Found them on Bricklink, though the Bohrok one I had to order from the NETHERLANDS. NOBODY ELSE had a good quality one!

And the only unwanted BIONICLEs I have are just a couple of pieces. Kraata of the wrong color I ordered by mistake, mostly.

I just noticed…

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kehuri:

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kehuri:

lokiofthencc0221b:

The main Bionicle theme is in mixed meter.  THAT’S why it sounds so epic!

Mixed Meter?

Mini music lesson:

So in music there’s normal time signatures that all basically boil down to some form of 4/4 (virtually every pop song in the book — also known as common time) and 3/4 (waltz-y stuff), with the occasional 2/4 or 2/2 (cut time, commonly found in marches).  But then there’s these hella awesome time signatures that are mixed meter, named so b/c they’re some combination of 4/4 and 3/4 repeating throughout the song, like 5/8, 5/4, and 7/8 (best example of 7/8 is the main riff of “I Am the Doctor” from Doctor Who, and I believe the Mission Impossible theme is 5/4).  A lot of “epic” music is in mixed meter, mainly because switching up the rhythm patterns makes it less boring and allows for more interesting synchopation, which humans find very fun to listen to.

The Bionicle theme (during the opening credits) begins with cut time (2/2) before segueing into the main theme that alternates between 3/4 and 5/4.  It’s possible to write it as just 4/4, but with the way the notes are emphasized, 3/4 and 5/4 make more sense.  Just like common time and 3/4, mixed meter can be notated differently.  The worst is when they’re written out in a “normal” time signature, which is god-awful to read (I once had to learn a 7/8 and 5/8 song in 4/4 — worst sightreading experience ever).  Although the Bionicle theme wouldn’t be as bad in 4/4, hopefully Nathan Furst was kind enough to write the piece in alternating 3/4 and 5/4 to make the musicians’ lives easier.

I think I understand. As I read that, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqdCSdWXEWU popped into my mind. Is this in mixed meter?

It’s not, actually.  That song is in a really fast 3/4 (or 6/8, judging from the subdivision).  One way you can tell if something is mixed meter is to listen for the downbeats or where the base rhythm repeats.  Listening to the song you posted, the downbeats fall between consistent intervals — there’s no weird gaps or anything.

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I THINK I understand, hehe.

I just noticed…

lokiofthencc0221b:

kehuri:

lokiofthencc0221b:

The main Bionicle theme is in mixed meter.  THAT’S why it sounds so epic!

Mixed Meter?

Mini music lesson:

So in music there’s normal time signatures that all basically boil down to some form of 4/4 (virtually every pop song in the book — also known as common time) and 3/4 (waltz-y stuff), with the occasional 2/4 or 2/2 (cut time, commonly found in marches).  But then there’s these hella awesome time signatures that are mixed meter, named so b/c they’re some combination of 4/4 and 3/4 repeating throughout the song, like 5/8, 5/4, and 7/8 (best example of 7/8 is the main riff of “I Am the Doctor” from Doctor Who, and I believe the Mission Impossible theme is 5/4).  A lot of “epic” music is in mixed meter, mainly because switching up the rhythm patterns makes it less boring and allows for more interesting synchopation, which humans find very fun to listen to.

The Bionicle theme (during the opening credits) begins with cut time (2/2) before segueing into the main theme that alternates between 3/4 and 5/4.  It’s possible to write it as just 4/4, but with the way the notes are emphasized, 3/4 and 5/4 make more sense.  Just like common time and 3/4, mixed meter can be notated differently.  The worst is when they’re written out in a “normal” time signature, which is god-awful to read (I once had to learn a 7/8 and 5/8 song in 4/4 — worst sightreading experience ever).  Although the Bionicle theme wouldn’t be as bad in 4/4, hopefully Nathan Furst was kind enough to write the piece in alternating 3/4 and 5/4 to make the musicians’ lives easier.

I think I understand. As I read that, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqdCSdWXEWU popped into my mind. Is this in mixed meter?

sirpuddings:

kehuri:

Set-wise, Whenua Hordika was objectively the best of his line. He was the only one whose weapons themselves actually did something!

Character-wise, Tehutti was objectively the best of his. He was the only one of the group who wasn’t jealous, evil, off-kilter or just a jerk in general. All he wanted was to strike it big, and he handed his disk over to his Toa the fastest of the group.

He wasn’t Yandere, either

Yandere is ‘off-kilter’.

Set-wise, Whenua Hordika was objectively the best of his line. He was the only one whose weapons themselves actually did something!

Character-wise, Tehutti was objectively the best of his. He was the only one of the group who wasn’t jealous, evil, off-kilter or just a jerk in general. All he wanted was to strike it big, and he handed his disk over to his Toa the fastest of the group.

just-a-drawing-cat:

Here it is, Midak, took me long enuff.

its done from pure memory, so please dont tell me what i didnt include or sumthing :D

this is the painting i put most effort into, ever.

i like how it turned out, i payed attention to detail, like little dents and scratches on his armor and a bit of green lighting for a better mood,

i chose midak because there is NO fanart of him except that one doodle vrahno did.

hope you like it, please give me your thoughts.

reblog and gimme sum C&C YO

Whoa, awesome!

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