mine:halo

So, when I first started my job almost two years ago I overheard my manager  bragging about his Halo scores to my other coworker. I perked up and said that I loved playing Halo. This made my coworkers laugh because I was a 17 year old girl. They ignored me and kept talking and I got really irritated so I kept butting into the conversation until finally my manager looked up his Halo scores and then he asked me if I’d like to compare (thinking he could prove I was bad and shut me up) so I typed in my gamertag and my scores popped up next to his. Not only was I a higher rank than him but I scored better in almost every single category and on almost every single weapon as well. After that he left me alone and he’s not been too fond of me ever since then.

I feel like Halo fans are really weird about new characters. A bunch of people don’t like Locke now apparently, and we don’t even know that much about him within the game itself yet. The same thing happened to Arbiter/Thel when Halo 2 was new, and he wound up being more interesting than Master Chief (imo). 

Everyone just needs to chill… and also maybe rewatch the new trailers because I don’t think they got it.

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Halo: Legends - more than what meets the eye…

“Everything you see in the anime, or the short story collection or whatever, has a purpose. […] if you see a mystery in the anime, there’s a reason why it’s in there and there will be a payoff for it. So if you see something and think, ‘that’s weird’, there’s a purpose.” ~ Frank O’Connor [x]

A COMPENDIUM OF THEORY:

The Ark Theory | The Reclaimer Saga, the Ark, and Ragnarok | The Reclaimer Saga and the Future of the Domain | The Reclaimer Saga and the San’Shyuum | On the Human-Forerunner Connection

  • Master Chief:I did that on purpose. I didn't have to miss.
  • Arbiter:I believe you. So what happens now?
  • Master Chief:We face each other as God intended - sportsmanlike. No tricks, no weapons, skill against skill alone.
  • Arbiter:You mean, you'll put down your rocket launcher, I'll put down my sword, and, try and kill each other like civilized people?
  • Master Chief:I could kill you now.
  • Arbiter:I must say, I think you might have a slight advantage at hand fighting.
  • Master Chief:It's not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don't even exercise.
  • Cortana:Oh my god! I'm never watching movies with you two again!

I really want to see a scene of just Halsey and Jul having a normal conversation together. It’s clear from Escalation that he puts a lot of trust in her, defends her from his compatriots even, and she sees right through his act as a religious zealot. In essence, Halsey is the one and only person who Jul can be open and honest with, and I think that’s absolutely fascinating.

Imagine the two of them trying to find some kind of common ground outside of hatred for the UNSC, and they stumble onto the subject of their children. Jul laments how he’s not seen his sons for years, that he cannot even reveal his identity to them, to which Halsey says that he’s lucky enough to know he has children out there who are safe - where she has nothing, since Miranda is dead.

For the first time, Jul finds himself feeling pity and empathy for a human, and he’s kind of okay with that. Maybe some of them aren’t so bad?