This destroys resources how? I don't recall any of the books mentioning the amount of land decimated by boiling magma over the course of the Piraka's campaign. And if you want to argue that it was drained into the sea, destroying all the coral that may have been there, all that coral is disintegrated the very next year during the answer to the problem.
Oh yeah, and the island was pretty much being torn to bits due to circumstances entirely beyond the Piraka's control regardless(the multiple earthquakes which were exceedingly violent, for example) so the metaphor falls pretty short when the Piraka are barely part of the problem.
Inspiration does not equal underlying message. LEGO used the Maori language as 'inspiration' for many of the characters' names, but this wasn't a story about the Maori. Not that the Maori people wanted it to be, either. As well, if pollution was supposed to be the moral of the story... Why did absolutely nothing in the story have anything to do with pollution?
This is something of a red herring.
Firstly, yes Peri did leak that document and yes they did think that. But if that means that's part of the message, then nearly every work of fiction with a clear-cut antagonist is a Biblical metaphor. Think of how many could have been Biblically inspired or could be interpreted as such - the list is massive.
Secondly, I can tell this point is kind of thrown out there because you cited Mata Nui as the holy ghost - but now you mention him portrayed as Jesus.
Before it would've ruined the Tahu/Vakama metaphor, so you didn't include it.
Yeah, I know. Your thematic explanations have been kind of ignoring the in-universe contradictions, or how like with the Piraka, the thematic explanation is entirely lost due to it being nonexistent or so insignificant that it's forgotten entirely.
Regardless, this argument is going to go nowhere. Staff has already locked the topic for religious discussion going over the top and I don't want to encourage it reoccurring.
Don't argue against the origin of the logic, just argue the logic itself. Attempting to argue the validity of the logic's point of origin quickly turns into insult-flinging.
Honestly, I'd hate to be Faber right now. The general synopsis of this topic thus far has been mostly negative or blind hype. Point made, however.
Now I don't share the belief that he's somehow lazy. Incapable in his own right? definitely not. What I'm having difficulty accepting is that he can somehow pull off a plan that seems more and more grandiose, spinning off into professional multimedia productions of such complexity that until you reiterated the multiple branches of Rebel Nature I had forgotten half of his project was even in the works. Information I was well aware of, but so flabbergasted by that I refused to retain its existence.
Kudos in that regard. That's slightly why I got involved with Iliad during its inception, but more of a 'well, this is bound to fail, why not?' that turned out to be the complete opposite.
Can't say I'm as hyped, however. Power to Faber, certainly, but I'll save my excitement for a direct statement. Better in my eyes to have only a little dream than to have a grandiose one that will, if even one piece fails to fit, be crushed.
I'm sorry to the three people who think the same way I do, but there's a bit of an unspoken rule of not really etiquette on the internet where what's not spoken is far more valuable than what is. Far more applicable when not staring at a computer screen, I know, but one major concern I never decided to voice was how Faber's statement to 'evolve the name' was an obvious way of saying 'this isn't going to be called Bionicle'.
Initially I opted to hint at it extremely slightly when it first rolled onto the scene. But that was dumb, as nobody else either caught on or, far likelier, cared for how cryptic it was. So this is more for everyone else than PakariNation when I say don't be surprised if Tahu walks out of his canister as Glacial Fire Man with his team of Biomechanical Recon Units. H
I do want this to be more than just a passion project, though. I want this to recapture the excitement and creativity which was constantly present so many years ago. I really want this to be Bionicle.