HAH, PSYCH, GOT CHU WITH THAT TITLE DIDN’T I. YOU EXPECTED THIS TO BE SOMETHING BAD WELL BUCKLE UP BOIYOS, BECAUSE depending on how you feel this’ll either be cause for celebration or deep, deep depression. As your Admin I expect the latter.
The day is finally here. After nearly 10 years on-and-off as an active member of TTV, it’s time for me to move on from my position and responsibilities.
My journey in the Bionicle fandom started around 2009 when I joined BZP. In the years that followed, I would be one of the many who floated around the interwebz following the Great Dataclysm, eventually settling on the BZPC and from there, getting swept up in this crazy thing called iBZP – eventually becoming TTV. I have always taken a certain amount of pride in being the “hidden” TTV member and being asked if I am actually part of TTV was never going to get old, but it has simply become time for me to move on.
December will be my last semester of university, after which I will have obtained my Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing, and minoring in Business Law. Additionally, I have started a business booking local musicians shows and assisting with career management, and I am realizing that I cannot focus on those responsibilities and focus on my responsibilities to TTV at the same time. While I have no intention of leaving the fandom (and am pleased to note that there’s fun stuff coming down the pipeline that I am super excited to be a small part of in this fandom!) it is time for me to take a step back, not just for my own sake, but to give room for new voices as well.
As such, this is by no means the end. I will still kick around occasionally on the boards, and I have every intention of remaining an active part of the fandom. For the first time in years I am excited and looking forward to being “just” another Bionicle fan. I look forward to seeing what this incredible community does in the coming years, and I look forward even more so to contributing more directly to other projects. Zatth, Keplers, and myself might have some fun (and very dumb) Bionicle deep-dives “coming soon™”, and I am going to finally take the time to get some of the ridiculous theories and random observations I have made over the years thinking about Bonkle onto paper. I’m also incredible excited to say that the community should be keeping their eyes and ears open for some exciting things that some of the other Acronyms in the fandom are going to be announcing soon
I also want to make abundantly clear that this is a choice made solely by myself, despite what the title might imply. I am parting with TTV in good faith, and I have worked to ensure that my departure will have the least effect possible on the boards.
I also want to take a moment to say how proud I am of this community. The resilience shown by the Bionicle fandom is truly incredible, and whether you support the canon contests or not, they remain a peak example of just how invested you are as a group. Hold onto that and one day we will get Bionicle back the way we deserve – even if we have to make it ourselves.
Since this is not goodbye (and because I’m insane), my Discord is Hawks Requiem#2788. Feel free to approach with inane conversations, questions, requests for advice, and/or job opportunities :P.
If you are one of those people I have interacted with on the boards, humor me because I would love to see if anything stood out during my tenure (I imagine most of it bad :P) and if we have not, then I look forward to hopefully getting in touch when I am not helping to administrate the boards. To the Board ModSquad retired and otherwise, thank you for your contributions and for helping either to keep me sane or drive me to insanity. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!
It’s been a long 10 years, and I look forward to the next.