Chat with Greg Farshtey

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srlojohn wrote:

Dear Mr. Fahrsty.

 

I had an idea recently. 

so the MU inhabitants gained sentience from Velika interacting with them and their minds were evolving to compensate.

and we do have situations where we see matoran interacting romanticaly (namely Maku and Hewkii)

and we also know the matoran (and other species) are capable of other types of love (such as loyalty, friendship, and reverence) 

so therefore they could eventually develop new emotions (such as romantic love) 

so maybe Maku and Hewkii ahead of the game compared to the rest 

so therefore can you verify that romantic love was BECOMING canon?

No. The only place there is romantic love in BIONICLE is on Spherus Magna.

 

And the reason remains the same -- romantic love is basically an add-on to the mating urge that all creatures have (in our world). Romantic love as a concept did not even exist in our world until the Middle Ages. And it doesn't exist in the MU because there is no mating urge, as there is no capacity to mate. If you were building a car, you would not make it that the engine could fall in love with the shocks.

 

My position on this is not going to change. What people want to do in their fan fiction is up to them, but I am not moving on this issue.

Wilmerkardell wrote:
SurelNuva wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
SurelNuva wrote:
SurelNuva wrote:
OnionShark wrote:
SurelNuva wrote:

I checked every piece of Bionicle media that contains Toa Hagah (not as many as you'd think), and none of them say that the Toa Hagah were employed for that, so there's no reason to think that Spiriah didn't have a Toa Hagah team.

still, we don't know, when they were employed. And what was the reason to employ them, if not the evolution?

 

I am not sure why the evolution would have required the creation of Toa Hagah teams. The Makuta have not struck me as particularly vulnerable since then. But, frankly, why should Makuta have to be bothered with every potential threat to themselves, when they could have Toa handle it for them? When you are powerful and influential, you don't dirty your hands, you hire people to do that for you.

Every Toa Hagah teams were created in the same time? 

If they were created at the same time, it would have to be before 70,000 to 75,000 years ago since that's when Spiriah was exiled, and after 80,000 years ago because Norik wouldn't have joined until after Varian was captured by the DH, which in turn were formed some point between 70,000 to 80,000 years ago.

I assume you're basing the point in time of Varian's capture off of the BS01 timeline, and well, you see, the reason SN is asking is that he assumed that they were all created at the same time and so moved the events regarding Varian's capture to 80,000 YA instead of 7,000 YA, but since it wasn't confirmed that they were created at the same time, he and I had some discussions on whether or not it made sense, and he decided to ask Greg for clarification. So no, it's not confirmed that Varian was captured at that time.

Goodbye Greg, it's been great to chat with you.

Wilmerkardell wrote:
SurelNuva wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
SurelNuva wrote:
SurelNuva wrote:
OnionShark wrote:
SurelNuva wrote:

So, according to the Bionicle World Spiriah tempered with the Skakdi more than 70,000 years ago. The evolution of the Makuta was 40,000/30,000 years ago, which was the reason (as I remember) to have the Toa Hagah teams.

How did Spiriah have a Toa Hagah team, if his exile was long before the evolution? Or had the Makuta Toa Hagah teams before the event?

I checked every piece of Bionicle media that contains Toa Hagah (not as many as you'd think), and none of them say that the Toa Hagah were employed for that, so there's no reason to think that Spiriah didn't have a Toa Hagah team.

still, we don't know, when they were employed. And what was the reason to employ them, if not the evolution?

 

Buried..

I am not sure why the evolution would have required the creation of Toa Hagah teams. The Makuta have not struck me as particularly vulnerable since then. But, frankly, why should Makuta have to be bothered with every potential threat to themselves, when they could have Toa handle it for them? When you are powerful and influential, you don't dirty your hands, you hire people to do that for you.

Every Toa Hagah teams were created in the same time? 

If they were created at the same time, it would have to be before 70,000 to 75,000 years ago since that's when Spiriah was exiled, and after 80,000 years ago because Norik wouldn't have joined until after Varian was captured by the DH, which in turn were formed some point between 70,000 to 80,000 years ago.

I know it must be "More Than 75, 000 Years Ago", before Spiriah's self-exile, but if Greg isn't confirm that the Toa Hagah were created at the same time, there will be a forevermore debate on my BS01 talk page.

 

 

So my question is, Were the seven Toa Hagah gruops created at the same time?

OnionShark wrote:It wouldn't make sense for the Toa Hagah to have all been formed at the same time, Greg said that Teridax's Hagah had been in his service for only a few years, while Spiriah's had to have been formed 70,000+ YA.

No, he said "A while ... probably a few years at least" 
As I told you on my BS01 talk-page, the "few" and "a few" are not the same thing. The "A few" could easily mean 75,000 years too, I don't want to continue this annoying debate there too.

i have a question for you, possibly your last so please respond.

 

will we be able to talk with you when this place closes, and if so, where? please ask the mods about it! CryingCryingJoking

Bluejay_hero wrote:

i have a question for you, possibly your last so please respond.

 

will we be able to talk with you when this place closes, and if so, where? please ask the mods about it! CryingCryingJoking

As of today, no. I am only allowed to post on a non-LEGO site if it has an age verification system, which most fans sites do not. I have been invited to post in a couple places, but haven't gotten clearance from our Social Media team to do so. So as far as I know right now, this is it.

Biomeca132 wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
Biomeca132 wrote:

Hello Mr. Farshtey,
I have some questions in order to clarify some grey areas of two topics: the Awakening and the MUian behaviours regarding death and ressurection. 

 

1a) Which reasons prompted Velika to do the Awakening? What were his motivations?
1b) Did the consequences of having sapient MUians (freewill, emotions, warlike and ideological conflits, Teridax-like behaviours, ...) were well known at the moment by Velika? Do they have any importance in his plans?

 

2a) Did Mata Nui was fully sapient from the begining or was affected by the Awakening like other MUians?
2b) If he was already sapient, why wasn't he astonished by the consequences of the Awakening? Did he know that was somehow possible?

 

 

1) Because sapient Matoran would be more likely to follow him.

2) As we have already established, Mata Nui was paying very little attention to what was going on inside of him. Until you get sick, how much attention do you pay to what is going on inside your body?

 

1) Is it his only motive?
2) Just a point of clarification: so, Mata Nui was fully sapient for the start, right?

Since I'm not alone on this thread and there's only a few hours left, I doubt those will be answered in time. But I give it a try. And again, thanks for all Mr. Farshtey!
Biomeca132 wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
Biomeca132 wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
 

I just wanted to say thank you a lot for answering our questions since the begining, and even until the rush of LMB's closure. Although I believe this constant sharing of informations between fans and creators may have altered Bionicle in some wrong ways, your dedication to this universe (and its fans) and your work to expand it are cleary memorable.
Thank you again.

4b) Okay, but why have the revived never spoken about it? I'm sure this kind of stories would have made A LOT speak about them.

As for your first point -- I have to disagree with you a little. While I am sure there are people who would have preferred a lot of the questions I answered NOT be answered, fact is it was their fellow fans asking the questions. To me, their desire to know is just as important as someone else's desire not to know. A lot of people like movie spoilers -- I don't, so I avoid them. No one was under some mandate to read my answers if they didn't want to know these things.

 

So, another possible dysfonction in the ressurection process? Like some post-traumatic conditions altering the memory, maybe?

 

Don't get me wrong: I'm 100% agree with you on the "have the right to know" point. By "wrong ways", I was referring to the confusion about certain answers' validity and interpretations which have been debated at some points, and the issues involved for the wikis and the fans who write those wikis. And so, some fans would claim "that thing is canon, Greg said it!" and another group would respond "no, it's the opposite: you put words in his mouth!".

Since I'm not alone on this thread and there's only a few hours left, I doubt those will be answered in time. But I give it a try. And again, thanks for all Mr. Farshtey!

ScribeGT6817 wrote:
srlojohn wrote:

Dear Mr. Fahrsty.

 

I had an idea recently. 

so the MU inhabitants gained sentience from Velika interacting with them and their minds were evolving to compensate.

and we do have situations where we see matoran interacting romanticaly (namely Maku and Hewkii)

and we also know the matoran (and other species) are capable of other types of love (such as loyalty, friendship, and reverence) 

so therefore they could eventually develop new emotions (such as romantic love) 

so maybe Maku and Hewkii ahead of the game compared to the rest 

so therefore can you verify that romantic love was BECOMING canon?

No. The only place there is romantic love in BIONICLE is on Spherus Magna.

 

And the reason remains the same -- romantic love is basically an add-on to the mating urge that all creatures have (in our world). Romantic love as a concept did not even exist in our world until the Middle Ages. And it doesn't exist in the MU because there is no mating urge, as there is no capacity to mate. If you were building a car, you would not make it that the engine could fall in love with the shocks.

 

My position on this is not going to change. What people want to do in their fan fiction is up to them, but I am not moving on this issue.

Okay. just something i thought about.

I'm have 6 Toa Mangai including:

 

-Naho, the Ga-Matoran (first Ga-Matoran), Mask of Undersea Diving, Kanoka Disk Launcher, Naho, Toa Mangai of Water (second Toa Mangai of Water), Great Mask of Undersea Diving, Energy Siphon Blade

 

-Hura, the Ko-Matoran (first Ko-Matoran), Rode, Mask of Truth, Kanoka Disk Launcher, Hura, Toa Mangai of Ice (second Toa Mangai of Ice), Rode, Great Mask of Truth, Impact Crystal Launcher

 

-Mafa, the Ko-Matoran (first Ko-Matoran), Kaukau, Mask of Water Breathing, Kanoka Disk Launcher, Mafa, Toa Mangai of Ice (second Toa Mangai of Ice), Kaukau, Great Mask of Water Breathing, Energy Extraction Rifle

 

-Tiro, the Po-Matoran (first Po-Matoran), Rapah, Mask of Elasticity, Kanoka Disk Launcher, Tiro, Toa Mangai of Stone (second Toa Mangai of Stone), Rapah, Great Mask of Elasticity, Judgement Cannon

 

-Nihu, the Onu-Matoran (first Onu-Matoran), Kakama, Mask of Speed, Earth Claw, Nihu, Toa Mangai of Earth(second Toa Mangai of Earth), Kakama, Great Mask of Speed, Earth Claw

 

-Kumu, the Bo-Matoran (first Bo-Matoran), Halehki, Mask of Healing, Kanoka Disk Launcher, Kumu, Toa Mangai of the Green (second Toa Mangai of the Green), Halehki, Great Mask of Healing, Twilight Blade

 

For BIONICLEsector01.

I'm have 6 Toa Hagah including:

 

-Norik, the Ta-Matoran, Mask of Inferno, Disk Launcher, Norik, Toa Hagah of Fire, Pehkui, Great Mask of Diminishment, Lava Spear, Rhotuka Launching Shield, lives in Northern Continent.

 

-Gaaki, the Ga-Matoran, Pungao, Mask of Elemental Energy, Disk Launcher, Gaaki, Toa Hagah of Water, Pamatae, Great Mask of Clairvoyance, Tidal Spear, Rhotuka Launching Shield, lives in Northern Continent.

 

-Iruini, the Le-Matoran, Mask of Rebounding, Disk Launcher, Iruini, Toa Hagah of Air, Kualsi, Great Mask of Quick Travel Cyclone Spear, Rhotuka Launching Shield, lives in Artakha (Location).

 

-Pouks, the Po-Matoran, Tikanka, Mask of Sensory Aptitude, Disk Launcher, Pouks, Toa Hagah of Stone, Sakron, Great Mask of Emulation, Avalanche Spear, Rhotuka Launching Shield, lives in Southern Continent.

 

-Bomonga, the Onu-Matoran, Rapah, Mask of Elasticity, Disk Launcher, Bomonga, Toa Hagah of Earth, Krodan, Great Mask of Growth, Seismic Spear, Rhotuka Launching Shield, lives in Artakha (Location).

 

-Kualus, the Ko-Matoran, Mask of Technologies, Disk Launcher, Kualus, Toa Hagah of Ice, Zilor, Great Mask of Rahi Control, Sub-Zero Spear, Rhotuka Launching Shield, lives in Southern Continent.

 

For BIONICLEsector01.

I'm have 2 Brotherhood of Makuta including:

 

-Kojol, Makuta of Artakha, Great Mask of Conjuring, Vortixx Rhotuka Battle Axe

 

-Tridax, Makuta of Nynrah, Great Mask of Incomprehension (first Kanohi Mask), Olmak, Great Mask of Dimensional Gates (second Kanohi Mask), Acid Spear

 

For BIONICLEsector01.

I'm have 5 Dark Hunters including:

 

-Firedracax, the Ta-Matoran (first Ta-Matoran), Mask of Climbing Vision, Firework Revolver, Firedracax, the Dark Hunter (second Dark Hunter), Shield, Heat Rhotuka Launcher

 

-Gatherer, the Onu-Matoran (first Onu-Matoran), Mask of Biomechanics, Lightstone Rifle, Gatherer, the Dark Hunter (second Dark Hunter), Kanoka Disk Launcher, Rhotuka, Blade, Energy Cannon

 

-Savage, the Onu-Matoran (first Onu-Matoran), Taputu, Mask of Mechanics, Earth Claw, Savage, Toa of Earth (second Toa of Earth), Ruru, Great Mask of Night Vision, Earth Claw, Savage, the Dark Hunter (third Dark Hunter), Ruru, Great Mutated Mask of Night Vision, Tri-Claw, Rhotuka Launcher

 

-Spinner, the Le-Matoran (first Le-Matoran), Mask of Air Breathing, Twin Kanoka Blades, Spinner, Toa of Air (second Toa of Air), Great Mask of Air Breathing, Twin Kanoka Blades, Spinner, the Dark Hunter (third Dark Hunter), Twin Slicers, Rhotuka

 

-Subterranean, the Onu-Matoran (first Onu-Matoran), Tikanka, Mask of Sensory Aptitude, Double Eccentric Rocks, Subterranean, the Dark Hunter(second Dark Hunter), Double Maces

 
For BIONICLEsector01.

Greg,

 

I can't resist doing as others have done and taking this final chance to thank you for everything you have done for the past decade and a half. You enriched my childhood and have shown incredible dedication to your fans and the world you helped bring to life by continuining to answer questions for 7 years. Though I'm sad to see this topic go along with the rest of the Message Boards, it brings about a sense of peace: Bionicle G1's story is finally, now and forever, closed. Farewell and thanks for all the memories.