Dang, well. I kinda knew of BIONICLE from the trailer for Mask of light, then I got a happy meal mantax. and then I got more into LEGO, started getting the catalogs, and saw the Glatorian. needless to say I wanted them. around that time I spent a lot of time on the website, playing the games, watching the clips. and getting hyped for the movie (it was coming out around my birthday) but I did not see it when it came out. but then HF came around (I thought it was a licensed theme, so of course I payed little attention at the stores.) I then got the magazine for HF, and fell in love. me and my siblings later had some money from chores, and my mom let us get some LEGO. of course I bought gresh stars, he was my favorite BIONICLE set, and one of the few they had left. so after buying gresh,and another set, I hurried to open gresh, but..all that was inside..was the golden armor piece..the instruction booklet....and a fake...raptor talon.
So, my mom took me to return it, and asked if they had any other BIONICLE. the lady said that they just got a huge box in the back. I stood there in awe, as they brought out the box. I dug inside, seeing that it was HF, but I did not care, I bought Furno 1.0 and my life was changed forever.
Yet around the time the leaks started happening (like, a few months before) I started to look into BIONICLE. after I found different BIO-tubers and TTV. as much as I hated BIONICLE's fans (the whole HF VS BIONCLE thing got on my nerves, as such I enjoyed HF, and did not really care much about BIONICLE) but..then the leaks came. the night of the black and white display, had my little brother crying. I was angry, the stupid BIONICLE fandom had complained, and had my precious HF taken away from me. I was in disbelief, and kept telling myself it was not true...but then the colored display came..
I tried to act angry, and sad, but I fell into the hype. and I was certainly a mess. on one hand, HF was over, the source of some of my fondest memories..was gone, ripped away... but on another hand, a huge group of people were returning. and when the attacks on G2 rolled about, I was defending it. when NYCC happened, I was so hyped, I swear I almost passed out from gasping so much. me and my brother had the legend trailer on non-stop repeat for the entire weekend. it was amazing. and because I had recently come onto the internet scene, it felt so good to be part of this fandom, I loved it. even if I tried to hate things about it, G2 really is the BIONICLE that I fell in love with, I prefer it over G1, and well, it is a different experience then HF. and right now, I am hyped beyond measure for 2016.
I guess sometimes you have to let things go, HF left, around the time I really started changing as a human being. and that fall, my life was changing. I was becoming older, and no longer the little child, rushing his favorite sets around, and making up stories. I was becoming a lot more. I was becoming a mediator a content creator, and more of a friend and social person. so...when it all changed..and I left so many things behind...HF went too...and now BIONICLE took its place.
(Sorry for the huge rant, I had a lot to say)