Author has written 8 stories for Halo.
"We're Spartans. What could possibly go wrong?" Fred-104, First Strike
16 APR 2014
5 APR 2014
Interesting, as usual with official updates, but I wonder if they are committed to scrapping a movie effort altogether. It seems like they've drawn a strategy to keep expanding the HALOverse in new ways. I was always excited to see a full-featured movie, but with big names like these being tossed around every so often, I can't help but take interest in them seeing it done...already.
4 APR 2014 (last update 3 APR)
-Who is EmF?-
A little about me...
I enjoy the HALO universe. It started out as I'm sure it has for many others here: a cool video game. It turned into so much more when I quite by chance stumbled upon the triple box-set of the first HALO novels. Gave them a read and realized not only how awesome the books were, but how much potential in the HALO universe they opened up. It was a true shock to me when I later learned that The Fall of Reach published before HALO: Combat Evolved was released for the Xbox! Since I first discovered the vastness of the HALO novels (2005), not much has passed me by since.
What else to say about myself without being a bore to you, the curious onlooker? Not a whole lot. I've been a SATCOM/IT/Telecomm specialist for the last 11 years or so, getting my start in the USAF beforehand. Now, I mainly enable satellite communications for geographically-isolated users as a private consultant. That covers about 1/3 of my waking life. The other two-thirds? Gaming and writing would be the obvious pastimes as well as gear head types of hobbies, among other things. Often too busy for the drinkin' & clubbin' atmosphere, but to be honest I had my fill of all that a few years ago in the college days. Good memories, but probably better off now than I was then.
Other than all that, I consider myself a pretty average dude in my off-time.
Underworld Trilogy- Status: In-progress
Unfortunately, I cannot give you an explanation. It's better explained by simply taking a chance and reading.
Underworld: The Calling - Status: In-development - This will be the sequel to Underworld, detailing certain significant events in the HALOverse and the exploits of the survivors of Traxus IX.
The Halo Genesis Trilogy - Status: On hold
The Alone Trilogy - Status: In-progress (being integrated into a massive, hybrid story arc spanning multiple stories and two authors' imaginations)
-Alone: The Straight Path - Status: Rebooting (removed for now) - The sequel to Alone and second chapter in the Alone Trilogy, this story will detail the events that lead Lima Company into more top secret missions.
The Call to Arms - Status: In-progress - This is a story dealing with Spartan-062, Maria. She is featured in the "Halo Graphic Novel". Her character is somewhat of a mystery and a very intriguing prospect in creating a story for. It's definitely a challenge, but definitely one I'm working on!
The Yankee White - Status: On hold (removed for now)
Countdown to Doomsday - Status: On hold (removed for now)
Aim High, Dig Deep - Status: In-progress - I was fascinated by the HALO 3 alternate reality game, called IRIS. It was unique. It was mysterious. It was the first time something other than a quirky monitor was initiating contact with us humans. I never thought I could shoehorn IRIS into one of my stories, but here I am doing it.
Believe - Status: Complete - This is a touching oneshot I did for Memorial Day, 2008. I always liked the character of Lord Hood/Sir Terrence Hood/Admiral Hood, whatever you wanna call him. I appreciated the fact that Bungie created a leader that was not only confident, commanding and empowering, but a leader who obviously valued John and the Spartans and respected them as true warriors who did their duty and didn't ask for a thing in return except the chance to serve again. And the cut-scene at the end of HALO 3 is obviously what inspired this.
Starry Night, Fateful Day - Status: Complete - One-shot based on the HALO 3 TV commercial back in December of 2006. This is all my own conjecture, of course, but I really enjoyed Digital Domain's Starry Night video and the connection they brought with the childhood experience of the Chief and Kelly, lying in the field and just being children under a starry night.
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