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Aside from MOCing, I enjoy writing blog posts. Here are some of my highlights.

:bulletred: Discussions: Generally longer journals in which I talk extensively about a particular topic.
:shamrock: The God Luck Charm: I didn't like my first attempt, so this is religion revisited.
:tea: A spot of English: A screenplay about grammar and correctness.
:lightbulb: Glorified rearrangement: The effect that my Lego pastime has had on me.
:meow: The Hero Faffory journal: Reflect: About my webcomic, Hero Faffory: how it began, how it changed, and how it began to change me.
:earth: A deviant's Guide to the Chinese Language: My longest journal to date, about the peculiarities of Chinese.
:beer: That alcohol journal: A rant about alcohol.
:target: The nerd speaks up: A journal about my work ethic, and how you can't really talk about intelligence these days.
:lock: Swordfish in showbusiness: A short blog post about how important an artist's personality is to their artwork.
:flame: Smoke and mirrors: Cigarettes and self-reflection.
:email: Four and the same: Writing about myself as a person, for a change.
:unimpressed: A Spirit Day monologue: Musings about crime and punishment.
:+fav: Flight of the faverunners: A discussion about statistics, popularity, and the motives behind my MOCing.
:heart: Our superficial society: A rant about relationships.
:blackrose: Roses are grey, violets are also grey...: A look at the many ways in which my colour blindness affects my life.
:magnify: Reflections and predictions: Things have changed over the years, but so has our perception of them.
:groups: The BML Standard: Something I wrote for the BionicleMOCersleague, to hopefully define what makes a 'good MOC'.
:pray: My thoughts on religion: Perhaps one of the most unstable topics that I could've chosen for my first blog post.

:bulletblue: Accounts: Generally shorter journals; either updates about me, or events that I've been to.
:eye: A Rooster's Eye View: John Hughes Arts Festival: The Jesus College Rooster's weekend in the limelight!
:depressed: Bullets '14: A look back over 2014. 'Stressful' is an understatement.
:note: Cantablogger Part 8: Read all about it: Writing about writing? How meta.
:spidey: Cantablogger Part 7: MOCer Diaries: A summary of my MOCing activities at university, including a photo gallery!
:dead: Cantablogger Part 6: Time for another entry: Oh time, thou art a heartless bitch.
:cd: Cantablogger Part 5: A soberman's night out: Me, clubbing? Absurd!
:brainless: Cantablogger Part 4: "Aiden's still working!": The work ethic revisited.
:house: Cantablogger Part 3: The city of cycles: Miscellaneous.
:pencil: Cantablogger Part 2: Trust me, I'm an engineer: A sample of the first term of my engineering course!
:megaphone: Cantablogger Part 1: Introductions: The first instalment about my new life at university.
:cheese: Chalk and cheese sandwiches: A silly blog entry about dairy products and maths.
:pokeball: A bright start to 2013: A happy update journal to break up the monotony.
:snowflake: An arbitrary time of the year: 2012 words looking back at 2012.
:nuu: Parties, pieces, 'pocalypses: A short entry on a pretty pink background.
:camera: An elephant goes to China: Something I wrote after taking one of my MOCs with me on holiday.
:lol: Liquid nitrogen, Lego Mindstorms and lots of mud: A diary about an engineering course I went on at Cambridge University.
:B Work experience at Rolls-Royce: My personal insight into one of the largest engineering companies in the world.
:peace: Get me a pizza. Stat.: Comments after a holiday in Hong Kong.

:bulletgreen: Reference: Miscellaneous deviantArt-related stuff.
:trophy: TC101: Completion: A blog entry about the 100 Themes Challenge!
:O_o: Occasionally Asked Questions: FAQs.
:giggle: Hero Faffory: Everything you don't need to know about my comic series!

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Rahiden
Aiden
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Hello there, and welcome to my deviantArt page. My name is Aiden.

My gallery mainly consists of things I've created using Lego Bionicle and Hero Factory, known as MOCs. You'll also find satellite projects like my webcomic Hero Faffory, stopmotion animations, and the occasional biro drawing too.
I enjoy writing blog entries, for which you can find a directory further down this page.

:bulletred: What is a MOC?
MOC stands for My Own Creation; it is a term used to describe models made using Lego pieces but designed by the owner, so it is not an official Lego set.

:bulletred: Can you make instructions for your MOCs please?
I don't do instructions, sorry. This is partly because instructions take a lot of time and effort, and partly because I have learned that work on the Internet is all too easily stolen.

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Journal Entry: Sat Jun 25, 2016, 4:33 PM
Quick update journal!

As you've probably gathered, university has brought my deviantArt activity to a virtual halt; this is the first journal I've written in almost a year, and I've only made one MOC so far in 2016. This is more of a statement than an apology, I suppose... Bionicle is towards the bottom of my priorities list now (below academics, many extracurriculars, and maintenance of a sufficient social life) and that's just how it is. There's material for a future journal on the topic of Guilty Sadness but I shan't make any promises about whether it'll come into fruition.

Anyway, the main point of this journal is to say that I won't be doing my usual semiannual group shot Bionicle MOCs - June 2016. Not only would the Jack of Clubs be the sole addition to it (given that the Ace of Diamonds is nothing more than a bust right now), but also it's not worth the several hours of tender positioning when I've only got a single weekend at home in which to do it. I'm hoping to churn some more MOCs out this summer (so the group shots will become annual in December, maybe?), but once again, no promises.

That's all! Have a nice summer, everyone.

Skin by UszatyArbuz
Bionicle MOC: Jack of Clubs by Rahiden
Bionicle MOC: Jack of Clubs
The Jack of Clubs is the third in a series of four card-themed MOCs (the others being Queen of Spades, King of Hearts, and Ace of Diamonds). Each one hails from a different kingdom and is adorned with patterns of their associated suit.

The Clubs symbol was a bit of a mixed bag to make into a pattern. The small clubs you see dotted around were straightforward enough to mass-produce, but I figured I had to change it up a bit for the chest and staff (and there are fewer spherical/circular black pieces than I'd imagined!). Another highlight is his helmet, which is Darth Vader's head piece turned backwards.

My aim for these four MOCs is for each one to be inspired by a different time period based on their suit. Clubs are associated with batons, so I decided to go for a soldier character for the Jack, loosely inspired by the modern-day tall-headed Royal Guard. Clubs are also the class of peasants: because of that, this specific Jack of Clubs is quite inexperienced, still sporting the lanky build of a young adult, but he is nevertheless keen to serve his kingdom. Hope you like him!
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Bionicle MOCs - December 2015 by Rahiden
Bionicle MOCs - December 2015
December is groupshot month again! Five MOCs in the past six months, one of which was a revamp, brings the total to 81. At this rate I'll hit 100 in about two years' time!

I've been taking these mass groupshot photos every six months since December 2008, so they're a good way to visualise my progress over the years. The gallery of groupshots is here: rahiden.deviantart.com/gallery…
MOC gallery here: rahiden.deviantart.com/gallery…
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Bionicle MOC: King of Hearts by Rahiden
Bionicle MOC: King of Hearts
The King of Hearts is the second in a series of four card-themed MOCs (the others being Queen of Spades, Jack of Clubs, and Ace of Diamonds). Each one hails from a different kingdom and is adorned with patterns of their associated suit.

As you can see, the main highlight of this MOC is the huge heart on his chest - I quite like how the H in the Hero Factory armour could stand for Hearts as well! You'll also find smaller hearts on his crown, upper arms, upper back, and thighs. They actually caused me a lot more trouble than I expected, partly because I'd used most of my rounded red pieces on other MOCs. I quite like his beard - I just hope it doesn't interfere too much with his chest.

My aim for these four MOCs is for each one to be inspired by a different time period based on their suit. Hearts, being associated with clergymen, made me think of the religious kings of the Tudor period, specifically Henry VIII's huge barrel chest and disproportionately scrawny limbs. As a character, the King of Hearts would be quite warm and loving. Hope you like him!

Edit 16/03/16: Added more silver to make the colour scheme a little more consistent
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Bionicle MOC: Queen of Spades by Rahiden
Bionicle MOC: Queen of Spades
The Queen of Spades is the first in a series of four card-themed MOCs (the others being King of Hearts, Jack of Clubs, and Ace of Diamonds). Each one hails from a different kingdom and is adorned with patterns of their associated suit.

This MOC (and the series!) was inspired by Skull Grinder's horns, which when put together make quite a nice Spades symbol on her sceptre. Besides that, I made little Spades on her skirt, chest, and crown. I'm most fond of the chest one - not only do the Rhotuka ripcords help with the shaping of the upper body, but the tail sections make for a nice back-of-the-neck ruff decoration! Each of the four skirt plates is articulated at the waist, allowing for movement of her legs and hips as usual, and there's an additional articulation point at the waist. Her cape is from the recent Darth Vader set, and the crown is removable.

My aim for these four MOCs is for each one to be inspired by a different time period based on their suit. Spades, being associated with pikes or swords, made me go for a warrior queen design - a short dress for ease of movement, relatively bare limbs, and a cape to round it all off. As a character, the Queen of Spades is a strict and powerful ruler. I'm really looking forward to continuing with this project!
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Journal Entry: Sat Jun 25, 2016, 4:33 PM
Quick update journal!

As you've probably gathered, university has brought my deviantArt activity to a virtual halt; this is the first journal I've written in almost a year, and I've only made one MOC so far in 2016. This is more of a statement than an apology, I suppose... Bionicle is towards the bottom of my priorities list now (below academics, many extracurriculars, and maintenance of a sufficient social life) and that's just how it is. There's material for a future journal on the topic of Guilty Sadness but I shan't make any promises about whether it'll come into fruition.

Anyway, the main point of this journal is to say that I won't be doing my usual semiannual group shot Bionicle MOCs - June 2016. Not only would the Jack of Clubs be the sole addition to it (given that the Ace of Diamonds is nothing more than a bust right now), but also it's not worth the several hours of tender positioning when I've only got a single weekend at home in which to do it. I'm hoping to churn some more MOCs out this summer (so the group shots will become annual in December, maybe?), but once again, no promises.

That's all! Have a nice summer, everyone.

Skin by UszatyArbuz

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:iconwjones215:
wjones215 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
The quote in your profile ID is well said.
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:icondemontri:
Demontri Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I need some advice on a foot design for my recent vampire moc. Any ideas
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:iconrahiden:
Rahiden Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Something sharp, something with claws...? Maybe look up what bat feet look like.
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Gaboris Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
Bit late, but Happy Birthday from Hungary!
Keep up the great work. :D
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Happy Birthday! Airborne Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Balloon Girl Emoticon GIF cookie Cupcake GIF Icon - Five Nights at Freddy's Turn Up The Radio :rap: Dance! 
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SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016   Artisan Crafter
Green Dragon Happy Birthday, Aiden!
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Make * MOCs great again! 

* great 

Happy Birthday, man! :iconcakeplz:
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scionlight34 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!
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bioniclenuva Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
appy birthday!
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LegendWeaver25 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
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