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The original, since 2002. I explicitly disavow necessarily agreeing and/or disagreeing with any statements made prior to 2013, unless confirmed after that timeframe. I also explicitly disavow necessarily agreeing with any statements I make involving your mother, unless clearly framed as being factual. I implicitly disavow [redacted], which I've redacted because if I went right out and said it then it wouldn't be implicit. Parental Advisory: Implicit Context. Subsidization isn't something I'm heavily into in most areas, but it's pretty rad when the Big Guy does it for our personal character/eternal redemption. I also really, really like making polls.

Recommended reading for those visiting for the first time:
--Autumn Rain Prologue
--Bean vs Deadpool
--Grandpa Lewanut Loses a Refrigerator
--The Bumbleking Christmas Miracle
--Prints in the Sand

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Welcome back to Lewy Completes a Tag Journal! Come back next time for next time!

2. Now that you've described your current residence, what sort of decor would you enjoy in your idealized home?

In my life, I like to categorize inanimate objects into two categories, Tools and Toys. Tools are functional; they help you accomplish something. Toys are fun; they help you enjoy doing whatever. There's a lot of interplay between the two, of course; clothing is a basic tool that can also be a toy, even for men (check out my sarcastic t-shirt, bro). While many (most?) items have elements of both, typically things fall further to one side or the other; a dessert is more for enjoyment than for nourishment, and a hammer is more for repair jobs than a power trip. But sometimes the toy factor of an item (enjoyability) can detract from the tool factor (usability), such as if one wears that sarcastic t-shirt to a job interview. (Besides keeping us warm, clothing serves the purpose of helping us stay acceptable within society.) Aesthetics can be both a tool and a toy; the sarcasm on a shirt is a toy to the wearer (it's funny), but a tool to the seller (people buy shirts they like).

I'd assume most of us here have at least semi-honed our personal sense of aesthetics. I'd also assume that most of us here occasionally disregard said personal sense of aesthetics, in the name of practicality or compromise (which itself can be practical). For example, when dividing my computer folder for breakfast recipes into subfolders, I named two of the folders Cereal of Coldness and Cereal of Hotness so they'd be next to each other (alphabetical order), rather than using the traditional Cold Cereal and Hot Cereal. This is odd phrasing, and resulted in a bit of cognitive dissonance that resolved itself in amusement. (More on that another time.) At the time I asked the questions that I am now answering, my personal sense of aesthetics was a bit more... destructive than it is now. You may have noticed that from my grungy old journal skin, like in the example in this Awesome Link. But homes are tools as well as toys, and since economics and the job market are changing super-quick, it's best not to be tied down anywhere. Moving with the pack is harder to do if you have to sell a graffiti-filled house, no matter how awesome a graffiti-filled house may seem to you. (This also may be why you, meaning I, don't own a house.)

Let's kick things up a notch further. I've come to grips with the fact that everything I own, I'm eventually not going to own. Death has a way of doing that; so does marriage. Even if my sense of aesthetics is no longer uber-grungy, it's still weirder and quirkier than the average pale. The question, when I asked it, implicitly assumed that the answerer was putting down roots; it's shortsighted to dream-level personalize a home you don't expect to keep. Now, I'm not sure whether roots are such a good thing to put down, even if one has the closest approximation to economic security that this world offers. So I guess the décor for my dream home would be a mix of practical and portable; the weird elements would be cleanly removable. A black slipcover for the couch, tye-dyed with bleach. Pictures and posters, hung in frames, so I can remove them without adhesive damage on either side (nail holes can be smoothed with plaster). Bulletin boards, for the sake of creativity. And I'd kinda sorta like to have a glass curio cabinet, so I could display personal effects without fear of the cat chewing on them. It would be kinda funny to have the kind of curio cabinet you see at your Grandma's house, but instead of having porcelain cats there's Vezon and a collection of broken TV remotes.

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AssassinsCreedgamer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*arrives on top of a Hype Train*
I don't know if you've seen this yet, so, just to make sure...
*charges off again on the Hype Train*
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Lewanut Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Yes, I've seen it, but thanks anyway. I appreciate the consideration.

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Now we all need to start a petition to bring Ahkmou back as the primary villain this time.
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TheShadowEmperor Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you heard about the potential return of Bionicle next year?
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Lewanut Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
I have, but thanks for making sure! It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. If it does turn out to be a troll, they're at least a rather competent one!
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TheShadowEmperor Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The set designs do look legitimate, but it's the "coming soon" redirect page on Lego.com that really convinced me. I'm a bit wary of a reboot or at the very least a tone shift, but I'm really happy just to see the original Toa returning!
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Lewanut Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Oh, have non-blurry pictures of the sets emerged? I haven't seen those.
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scruffymatt Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Hey mate, are you aware that Retrocoolness set up a new forum, which most of the Bumbleking regulars are looking at? There's even been a new Posts of Awesomeness thread started, and it's been suggested you need to prove your domination of it again!
(I should also point out that back at Bumbleking, LBD_Nytetrayn is slowly creeping up on your high score)

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Lewanut Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I'm aware, yes. Can't say that I'm terribly interested right now, though. And Bumbleking is a tumor I've gladly excised, as much as I might miss individuals from it.
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scruffymatt Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Fair enough.
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch! Much appreciated.
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