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Journal Entry: Mon Apr 7, 2014, 6:57 AM


    So, I've been working these past couple of days preparing some of my favorite MOCs for today. In short, I have them formatted to be critiqued. So if any of you have been itching to give me detailed feedback on a MOC of mine, today is your day. The MOCs I've prepared for critiques are as follows.

Toxin: Hero Factory MOC by welcometothedarksyde Nightbeat: Hero Factory MOC by welcometothedarksyde Scuttler: Hero Factory MOC by welcometothedarksyde Esh V2: Operation Veg Reloaded by welcometothedarksyde Destroyer 15 Serpent by welcometothedarksyde

 If there are any other MOCs (or even deviations) that people want to critique I'm open to suggestions. These are just the five that I often view as my best works. In addition, Toxin and Nightbeat have new Flickr galleries that allow a more detailed view of their builds and features, more on that later. So I hope you all have a good Free Premium Membership day, and enjoy this journal skin that I tried out :aww:

    My next topic is just a quick discussion on the formatting changes that I've settled upon. I'm not really for trying to appeal to a mainstream non-MOCing audience, but a larger audience would be great. I've been thinking of ways to easily be more accessible to the MOCing community, and there is one simple thing I could change. Every time I search with keywords into search engines (for example "Hero Factory MOC"), the results always have keywords in the title. For example
-Blargsporg (doesn't show up)
-Hero Factory MOC: Blargsporg (does show up)
    This is further illustrated by the fact that a certain series of mine always show up when I search for keywords. My Hero Factory Racers have the term Hero Factory in the title, and they always show up. I've been wary to adopt the popular "Hero Factory MOC: X" format, as it's an extra strain on my viewers. Your eyes have to be dragged across several long words just to see the name of the MOC. So I've found an alternative that hopefully yields more viewer, and doesn't strain my existing ones. My future naming format is going to be "X: Hero Factory MOC", that way the name is first, and the keywords can be ignored. So, just a simple change that hopefully leads to more outside engagement into my art.

    Second on the agenda is that my Flickr is currently running as a hosting platform for galleries of my MOCs. I have no immediate plans for actual engagement in the community, but if anyone recommends a group(?) or something I'll try it. Besides the Nightbeat and Toxin galleries , I have some very huge MOCs which will be up there soon. So thanks for reading

  • Listening to: ring of my alarm clock
  • Drinking: Water

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Liam
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My name is Liam, frequently known by my very long username "WelcometotheDarksyde". I make creations with LEGO which are called "MOCs". I specialize in action figure type LEGO most frequently characterized by the popular Bionicle toyline. Thanks in advance for looking at my homepage, and I hope you enjoy some of my art as well.
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Tails-N-Doll Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav!
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welcometothedarksyde Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, very cute MOC :aww:
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welcometothedarksyde Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, but I don't normally reply to tags :shrug:
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Maxustech Mar 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Gale-OneOfMany Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Liam :)
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MegaStarInc Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:cake:
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Shorjok Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy buffding!!!!!!
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Sparkytron Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
And a happy birthday to you too ;D
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3rdeye88 Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:dummy:HI WIAM ISS YO BURFDEH TODEH AND DASS AWESOME!!! I WUV U BUDDEEEEEEE!!! :iconletmehugyouplz:birthdayglomp .: glomp :. happy DA B-day :3 :la:
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