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As per requested...but keep in mind it's up to him if he wants to answer! ;)
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| December 15, 2009, 8:49 am
Ok, I'm in. Ask away folks...
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| December 15, 2009, 10:00 pm
Hey Dylan, can I have my own Q and A topic?
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| December 15, 2009, 10:38 pm
C'mon guys, let's give the big guy some questions worthy of a Sean Kenney-comment recipient, shall we? =)

Dylan...how did you discover MOCpages? (I just love asking that question -- the answers are so diverse.)
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| December 16, 2009, 12:10 am
Quoting Thomas N
Dylan, what is your favorite football team?


The Green Bay Packers, but you would have never of guessed that.
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| December 16, 2009, 12:27 am
Quoting King Borether
Hey Dylan, can I have my own Q and A topic?


For that particular question, I'd recommend talking to one of our group admins, Mark Kelso or Chris Phipson...
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| December 16, 2009, 12:28 am
serious question, can you post pictures of your collection either here or on flickr?
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| December 16, 2009, 6:41 am
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Quoting JD Luse
C'mon guys, let's give the big guy some questions worthy...


Thaaaaank you!

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| December 16, 2009, 8:14 am
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Quoting King Borether
Hey Dylan, can I have my own Q and A topic?


Easy there, King. That right is EARNED. Stick with the group for a bit, contribute for a while, and show us you're knowledgeable, and we'll look into it at that point.

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| December 16, 2009, 8:20 am
Quoting Jø®dån L.
serious question, can you post pictures of your collection either here or on flickr?


The answer to that question is maybe. I've been thinking of doing that for some time now, but with my timing of building my MOCs, it's just been impossible. I'll probably get around to it one day...
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| December 16, 2009, 6:41 pm
Quoting JD Luse
C'mon guys, let's give the big guy some questions worthy of a Sean Kenney-comment recipient, shall we? =)

Dylan...how did you discover MOCpages? (I just love asking that question -- the answers are so diverse.)


Yes, THANK YOU JD for asking a decent question! Ok anyway, about 2 years ago, I found myself bored out of my mind. There was just nothing to do. At that point I found myself looking through one of those Official X-box Magazines and there in one of the articles I saw the halo works of Nannan Z. Interested in what he had accomplished I searched for more of his work online and discovered the work of Justin Stebbins.Of course, this was the time when I was obsessed with Halo (shut it Phipson) and I couldn't resist getting inspired by it. I said to myself, "I can build that..." So I took out my old lego bin from when I was 8 and started building some sets and battles. At this point I had seen MOCpages, but never considered joining it. After about a year of that, I finally got the guts to come over here and thus, here I am.
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| December 16, 2009, 6:54 pm
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Quoting Dylan B
I finally got the guts to come over here and thus, here I am.


And we've never fully recovered.

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| December 17, 2009, 7:35 am
That's probably because it's a British swearword (much like the also unblocked and equally offensive "bugger", which hints at, well, er, what people accuse Kelso and the Australians of doing, basically) and therefore not noticed by the American swearword blockers.
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| December 17, 2009, 6:08 pm
Quoting Keith Goldman
How does it feel to be 'famous' enough to not only have your own "Ask DylanB" here, but to be mentioned on the snarkiest LEGO blog "The Twee Affect"?

So how does it feel, Mr. Bigtime?


Well Mr. King Keith,

Having an "ask Dylan" thread is cool, but kudos to anyone who can actually as a good question around here. About that other blog, I'm glad you pointed it out because I'd have never discovered it. Kind of funny actually though. Of course, I could care less, but it does bring up a question in-particular. Who would have that much free time to make his own blog to make fun of lego stuff. I mean imagine some chick asking this guy what he does in his free time? "I have a rely cool lego blog that tries to make fun of stuff..."

-Dylan

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| December 17, 2009, 8:40 pm
Quoting Dylan B

Well Mr. King Keith,

Having an "ask Dylan" thread is cool, but kudos to anyone who can actually as a good question around here. About that other blog, I'm glad you pointed it out because I'd have never discovered it. Kind of funny actually though. Of course, I could care less, but it does bring up a question in-particular. Who would have that much free time to make his own blog to make fun of lego stuff. I mean imagine some chick asking this guy what he does in his free time? "I have a rely cool lego blog that tries to make fun of stuff..."

-Dylan
Hey Dylan, Just wanted to notify you that your newest creation has been featured on brothers-brick.com

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| December 18, 2009, 12:32 am
 Group admin 
Good thing he posted it on Flickr otherwise it wouldn't have gotten blogged.

That aside, congrats Dylan, that build TOTALLY deserved it!
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| December 18, 2009, 12:44 am
Quoting Chris Phipson
Good thing he posted it on Flickr otherwise it wouldn't have gotten blogged.

Not to draw any attention to myself, but I have been blogged three times where they only linked it to MOCpages. And those are just a couple that instantly leap to mind - I'm sure there's plenty more MOCpages-only posts. Just keep that in mind when kicking The Brothers Flickr in the jingle bells... =)

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| December 18, 2009, 12:52 am
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Quoting JD Luse
Not to draw any attention to myself, but I have been blogged three times where they only linked it to MOCpages. And those are just a couple that instantly leap to mind - I'm sure there's plenty more MOCpages-only posts. Just keep that in mind when kicking The Brothers Flickr in the jingle bells... =)


Don't get me wrong JD, I'm just giving a broad overview. Of course they blog Mocpages, there's no question about that. But just for arguments sake, go there right now and tell me how many of the blogs are from flickr and how many are from mocpages. (hint, Kevin Fedde's post is linked through his flickr account).

Again, I like Brothers Flickr and Nannan and the guys are all great. I just would like to see some equal attention paid to mocpages is all.

Take that Temple of Tan that was posted here today for another example. Tell me that's not a blogworthy post.

Just my two cents...
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| December 18, 2009, 12:57 am
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Quoting Chris Phipson
Take that Temple of Tan that was posted here today...


WHAT? YOU MEAN I CAN HAVE IT? AAALLLRRRIGHT!!!!

For the rest of you guys, I should first say Phippy and I have had conversations regarding TBB and Flickr many times. I have to agree that there's definitely a lack of MOCpages representation in comparison to Flickr or Brickshelf (which THAT may no longer be an issue).

Chris, I hadn't thought of this until now, (and anyone else feel free to chime in here) but do you suppose it might have something to do with an issue of picture quality? I know that TBB prefers to link to images that are of high quality and resolution. And I've heard many people say that they don't feel like the image quality on MOCpages can compare to other sites like Flickr. So perhaps they're less likely to link to MOCpages as a result? Just wondering about that notion...

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| December 18, 2009, 8:41 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Chris, I hadn't thought of this until now, (and anyone else feel free to chime in here) but do you suppose it might have something to do with an issue of picture quality?

Y'know, I hadn't thought of that either...very good point. Along the same lines, it could be due to the convenient copy and paste process that Flickr makes available. (as opposed to a paragraph of HTML when blogging a MOCpages photo)

As for that tan castle...I really need to put that on my "need to comment on" list. Wow!

And then on a completely un-related note, what's up with all these Christmased-up buddy icons? Maybe I should bring my Flickr icon over and join the crew...

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| December 18, 2009, 3:32 pm
Because it's the TRADITIONAL thing to do.

I dunno, a sock on the head is a bit of a silly tradition.



Why do people post christmas mocs a week early?
There you go, there's an alternate answer for the sock on head question.
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| December 18, 2009, 3:50 pm
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Quoting Areetsa C

Why do people post christmas mocs a week early?


Because I'll be on vacation next week.
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| December 18, 2009, 4:19 pm
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Quoting Mark Kelso

do you suppose it might have something to do with an issue of picture quality? I know that TBB prefers to link to images that are of high quality and resolution. And I've heard many people say that they don't feel like the image quality on MOCpages can compare to other sites like Flickr. So perhaps they're less likely to link to MOCpages as a result? Just wondering about that notion...


Mark, don't you think you're grasping at straws there? Sure the pic quality is a little better, but is it really SO much better that TBB, a LEGO (not flickr, LEGO) blog doesn't visit an entire site based on a couple of pixels?

This conversation may need it's own thread... and perhaps we should think about inviting Nannan to enlighten us on this.

That, and you should put a Santa hat on your cylon buddy icon.
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| December 18, 2009, 4:24 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Because I'll be on vacation next week.


Doesn't mean you'll be more likely to look at them.
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| December 18, 2009, 4:26 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

... I have to agree that there's definitely a lack of MOCpages representation in comparison to Flickr or Brickshelf (which THAT may no longer be an issue).

Chris, I hadn't thought of this until now, (and anyone else feel free to chime in here) but do you suppose it might have something to do with an issue of picture quality? ...


Judging from the "How to get blogged on TBB" post, it seems that the bloggers have their preferences set. It's their blog, and if you do not like it, get out (at least that's what I'm getting from the post and comments).

I agree with the perception of picture quality. But that's about it - perception. TBB does not show 40 x 60 megapixels (yes, I'm exaggerating) in their posts. No matter how high quality the original picture, it's still reduced to their standard size. And just because it's from flickr it doesn't mean it's any better.

Looks like Shaddix put in a very good pitch for MOCpages in the comments section of the post below. Even Firas chimed in. But it seems that was not enough.

... OK, enough of my babbling...

Referenced post: http://www.brothers-brick.com/2009/04/12/how-to-get-blogged-on-the-brothers-brick-in-3-easy-steps-editorial/
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| December 18, 2009, 4:48 pm
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Quoting Chris Phipson

Mark, don't you think you're grasping at straws here?


Ya know if this was the chat room...

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| December 18, 2009, 9:53 pm
Hey dylan I can't help but to notice that your castles have amazing landscapes. So I was just wondering if you had any tips on landscaping.
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| December 19, 2009, 8:04 pm
Quoting Brian peczyna
Hey dylan I can't help but to notice that your castles have amazing landscapes. So I was just wondering if you had any tips on landscaping.

Read this- http://www.classic-castle.com/howto/articles/landscapehowto.html
hope it helps!
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| December 20, 2009, 8:19 am
Quoting Brian peczyna
Hey dylan I can't help but to notice that your castles have amazing landscapes. So I was just wondering if you had any tips on landscaping.


Well Brian, landscaping can be a very broad and interesting subject. I'll try me best to find an answer to your question, and if not, do not be afraid to send more my way. In landscaping, I try to mix a lot of different things since nature is made up of different things. Try and mix some water with some plants, rocks, hills, trees, etc. Depending on what type of landscaping that were talking about here, use the plants as they would come in nature. If your making a jungle terrain, use as many different types plants as possible, if your making a grassy terrain I'd just use the flower-stems. Generally I do not make the terrain even all around because it looks a little too abstract. Try to incorporate different hills and plants of different heights to give it more of a natural effect so it's has an overgrown and natural feeling to it. Another important feature of making a terrain is that you want to make it work with your MOC, not over your MOC. Too many times have I seen castles in which huge trees are blocking the view of most of the castles. With bigger trees and rocks, place them to the side of somewhere where they do not block the viewers view of the main portion of your creation. I'd also say not to use to many bigger landscaping materials, as I find them very distracting from the central point that you want your view to see. Anyway, keep these two topics in mind when building a landscape. Due to the broadness of this subject, don't feel bad if you need more clarification. Hope it helps!
-Dylan
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| December 20, 2009, 3:13 pm
Dylan, con you give me the pros and cons of my Kirk Kristiansen Memorial Stadium before I buy it?
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| December 27, 2009, 12:52 am
Quoting Ryan Degener
Dylan, con you give me the pros and cons of my Kirk Kristiansen Memorial Stadium before I buy it?


First off, how can it be yours if you haven't bought it? Secondly, you have no link, so what are you even talking about? I see that you have also been spamming all of the conversations with this question too. I'd be happy to help, but I have NO tolerance for people that act that immature. You're going to have to figure it out yourself.
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| December 27, 2009, 3:57 pm
Quoting Dylan B

First off, how can it be yours if you haven't bought it? Secondly, you have no link, so what are you even talking about? I see that you have also been spamming all of the conversations with this question too. I'd be happy to help, but I have NO tolerance for people that act that immature. You're going to have to figure it out yourself.
Again, I'm not spamming. It is on my page, and I don't know how to make links. I would be happy if someone would show me.

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| December 27, 2009, 4:32 pm
Quoting Ryan Degener
Quoting Dylan B

First off, how can it be yours if you haven't bought it? Secondly, you have no link, so what are you even talking about? I see that you have also been spamming all of the conversations with this question too. I'd be happy to help, but I have NO tolerance for people that act that immature. You're going to have to figure it out yourself.
Again, I'm not spamming. It is on my page, and I don't know how to make links. I would be happy if someone would show me.


Asking the same question 15 times is spamming. And to make a link, just copy the URL into your post, that's how it works in conversations.
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| December 27, 2009, 11:47 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Asking the same question 15 times is spamming. And to make a link, just copy the URL into your post, that's how it works in conversations.


Spam spam spam spam. Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!

Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!

Spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam...
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| December 27, 2009, 11:54 pm
Quoting James Hawke
Mr. Spam and Mrs. Spam went on a spammy spam boat out to the meatful spamming spamocean. They fell off into spam.


If you're going to spam about spam, at least have the common decency to spam about the original Monty Python spam sketch.
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| December 28, 2009, 12:26 am
Actually, Spam tastes pretty good if you brown it and serve it with scrambled eggs. Or, you can chop it up and add it to macaroni and cheese. I've got a lot of recipes for Spam, if anyone's interested.
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| December 28, 2009, 2:05 am
Wit the so called "spamming", I solved the problem. Just go to the I NEED HELP! thread in the conversation. There is a link there.
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| December 28, 2009, 11:43 am
Quoting James Hawke
How do you build a mini-fig scale fire truck?

I am desperate and in need of help

I would've given you help when I was younger when I was big into this. But I build new stuff now. Well, I'll just say go from front-back. And make it six/8 wide, like the sets.
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| December 28, 2009, 11:57 am
I thought we were supposed to be asking someone random person questions? Well, there goes that idea...

Just kidding. Here's my question: How would a fellow make an ODST drop-pod with a limited amount of dark gray and black. No, I probably won't use LDD.
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| December 31, 2009, 7:22 pm
Quoting Dylan B

Yes, THANK YOU JD for asking a decent question! Ok anyway, about 2 years ago, I found myself bored out of my mind. There was just nothing to do. At that point I found myself looking through one of those Official X-box Magazines and there in one of the articles I saw the halo works of Nannan Z. Interested in what he had accomplished I searched for more of his work online and discovered the work of Justin Stebbins.Of course, this was the time when I was obsessed with Halo (shut it Phipson) and I couldn't resist getting inspired by it. I said to myself, "I can build that..." So I took out my old lego bin from when I was 8 and started building some sets and battles. At this point I had seen MOCpages, but never considered joining it. After about a year of that, I finally got the guts to come over here and thus, here I am.


I remember seeing Nanning's work there, those were the days... How ironic how I found Mocpages after searching up "Lego Halo" and finding Brian's Jackel on Google, that reminds me how I coulduve been a Halo kiddy...
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| January 1, 2010, 1:51 am
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