Yeah yeah, story blah.
The ease of making OCs(Terribad as they may have been, coming from a 6 year old), was a definite plus. And yes, I do mean OC, as in Original Character. I use that because while I discovered Bionicle in 2002, I discovered the possibilities one could make with the story in 2007.
It all started with a young Nyran who was on Youtube, and he decided that he would look for Bionicle things on there. I found Scotttjt. His Hydros chronicles really sold me on the idea of: "Fanfiction and etc that didn't interfere with the official canon"
I made stories with no interactions with existing characters, outside very minor exceptions, and they were cameos at best. And it sorta gave me this old illusion that maybe one day my stuff would be canon. I of course now know that that'd be impossible, and that's fine. But I still like to keep in that style. So, you won't be seeing any of the Nuva or the named Glatorian in my upcoming RoT.