Electromotive Force
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Joined 02-15-06, id: 991221, Profile Updated: 04-16-14
Author has written 8 stories for Halo.

"We're Spartans. What could possibly go wrong?" Fred-104, First Strike


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16 APR 2014
Wow, what a shocker. Marty O'Donnell let go from Bungie? Well, my hope is that Marty and Neil can collaborate on HALO 5's music. That would be something!

5 APR 2014
I just saw this: http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/03/ridley-scott-is-making-a-halo-digital-feature-project/

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)
I don't know what it is, but the anticipation of working full-time with my pal Mr. 125 again has got me excited, and now I'm starting to update two of my stories at the same time! They sorely needed the attention. They are officially rebooting and should see regular updates. I think they may get completed within then span of a couple months, and hopefully before we start to publish Ten Days in Mombasa, the co-authored story between us two that essentially bridges these stories [and more] together. Stay tuned!

-Who is EmF?-

A little about me...
My name is Jeff. If you want a last name you'll have to provide a full name of your own, a valid state ID and credit card numbers.

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.

-Story Info-

Underworld Trilogy- Status: In-progress
-Underworld - Status: Complete - It's a story about the bleak outlook on life from the eyes of five mishappen colonists set in the HALO universe, yet no Covenant zealots show face and there are no one-thousand pound supersoldiers wielding revolutionary armor and the setting does not feature some exotic, alien ringworld whose glyphs and runes spell galactic doomsday. No, this story is essentially de-HALO'd. You might be asking yourself, how the hell is that interesting?!

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.
Underworld: Apocalypse - Status: In-development - This story is the prequel to underworld, detailing the events of Emigration Day (E-Day) and leading up to The Battles that re-shaped that planet.

The Halo Genesis Trilogy - Status: On hold
-The Argo - Status: Complete - We make first contact with the Covenant. This was written pre-Contact Harvest.
-The Last Drop - Status: On hold (removed for now) - Sequel to The Argo.
-OPERATION: ZENITH - Status: On hold and facing a much-needed reboot (removed for now) - Sequel to The Last Drop and the final chapter in the Genesis Trilogy that sheds light on the aftermath of the clandestine operation.

The Alone Trilogy - Status: In-progress (being integrated into a massive, hybrid story arc spanning multiple stories and two authors' imaginations)
-Alone - Status: Complete - A young enlistee is transferred from Reach to a forward assignment at Zaragosa Prime, where he's embedded into a unique fighting unit: Lima Company. There, the newly-arrived Marine befriends others and quickly thinks of this new world as home and his new unit as family. Very soon after his in-brief and integration into Lima Company, a night mission commences that sends them battling toward a nowhere spot in the middle of a nondescript valley infested with Covenant. Here, at a remote mining station, they witness extraordinary events unfold which bring them deeper to the bottom of a wonderful mystery.

-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.
Official Summary: Escape was only the beginning. Zaragosa Prime's embattled survivors now find their true calling at Reach, but a vast number of worlds much like theirs are imperiled by the Covenant. The grave choices lie ahead as they decide which worlds can still be saved.
-Alone III (Title Pending)

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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While You Were Sleeping by YappiChick reviews
"I love watching you sleep." Pre-Halo 4.
Halo - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 921 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/4/2013 - Complete
Isolation by Quirel reviews
A man's past is not past. His actions in his younger years are what shape him, guide him, and define him today. It is his choice, however, as to whether the darker moments of his life control his future.
Halo - Rated: M - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 29 - Words: 214,162 - Reviews: 188 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 9/8/2012 - Published: 4/29/2007
The Propagandist by Quirel reviews
The Christmas Holidays, the time Josh Boltzmann dreads. Working for the Department of Public Information means he's writing propaganda from nine to five, five days a week. Hopefully, he'll have the inspiration for something more life-affirming this year.
Halo - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,998 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2010 - Complete
Nai Gor by ChucklesTheClown reviews
Something horrifying is happening on the UNSC Siberia, and Nai Gor is responsible. Problem is, he shouldn't even exist. Commander Mike Donnadio thought the death of his son was the worst thing he would ever experience. He was dead wrong.
Halo - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,473 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/28/2009 - Published: 12/13/2008
Comprehension by YappiChick reviews
"Do you think you can still do it? Can you watch him die?" Cortana turned to her, appearing to lean against the Chief's helmet. "Yes, but I pity the Covenant who try to get in our way."
Halo - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,028 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/30/2009 - Cortana, Master Chief/John-117 - Complete
The Enemy of My Enemy by Katsuhiro reviews
"Of all the conflicts recorded in the latter stages of the Human-Covenant War, perhaps one of the most interesting was that which occured on the Outer Colony Crassus, c.Nov.2552. Interesting, and with an entirely unexpected outcome.." ONI Case-File 428/
Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 114,588 - Reviews: 222 - Favs: 402 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 3/21/2009 - Published: 6/6/2008 - Complete
Mourning by ArmoredSoul reviews
The last Spartan grieves for the only family he ever knew. Takes place during “Halo: The Fall of Reach”. Possibly OOC, no slash, ChiefxCortana friendship.
Halo - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,740 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/22/2008 - Complete
Journey of an Apostle by Untractable Evocation reviews
The Spartans are the saviours of humanity, protectors of all we have left. The Spartan III's, unlike their predecessors, are numerous and invisible, silent, yet deadly. And disposable. But, on a subjugated Earth, can only one of them save us all?
Halo - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,331 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/11/2008 - Published: 2/21/2008
Where Duty Ends by Mr. 125 reviews
When an op in a jungle-filled swampworld goes horribly wrong, a group of marines are pitted against the growing darkness of the wild, as well as the savage and merciless Covenant forces... it's where duty ends.
Halo - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,071 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/3/2008 - Published: 4/1/2007
The Greatest Gift by Quirel reviews
For over half his life, Captain Mark Ramirez served in the UNSC Navy. Every engagement has been a brush with death. When the call to duty is given on Christmas, he reflects on why he and the rest of humanity keeps fighting, no matter the cost.
Halo - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,032 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 11 - Published: 12/24/2007 - Complete
Spartans Never Die by Don Piano reviews
Tom reflects on being a Spartan III and what can never be forgotten. Characters from The Ghosts Of Onyx
Halo - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 896 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Complete
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Aim High, Dig Deep reviews
Chief Warrant Officer Rion Fontaine, telecomm expert, has orders to deploy to Earth. Specialists such as the Chief are often dispatched in times of crisis, which has others asking the rational, tough questions. Tending to duties at his outpost near Voi, spurious emissions are detected. Upon investigation, he finds something hidden beneath the African sands. Something legendary.
Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 24,774 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 15h ago - Published: 1/4/2008
The Call to Arms reviews
A Spartan-II was offered a pardon from active duty pursuant to UNSC Sole Survivor Protocol. She accepted, starting a new life on Earth, but colossal obligation lies ahead that will lead her to disobey this humanitarian mandate. For when the Covenant strike at her homeworld, Maria's darkest instincts take over.
Halo - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,521 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/2 - Published: 4/15/2007
Seriously? reviews
[NOW ACCEPTING REQUESTS] - A sporadic offering of random, humorous critiques of HALO's universe. Read at your own risk, and let not your love of HALO be tainted by these parodies to come! You have been fore-warned...
Halo - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,005 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/15
Underworld reviews
In a distant, forgotten corner of the Milky Way, citizens of a desolate colony world somehow make end's meet amidst the Mecca of black market trade. And though a wretched hive of criminal existence, a far greater evil calculates beneath it all...and waits.
Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 35 - Words: 196,915 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 10/20/2009 - Published: 11/11/2007 - Complete
Starry Night, Fateful Day reviews
Kelly paired with him under the blanket of night and together they gazed upon the stars. At this moment in time, he was simply John, simply the warrior-child who had no equal...until something decades away pulled him from this fleeting memory.
Halo - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,552 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/4/2008 - Master Chief/John-117, Kelly-087 - Complete
Believe reviews
The Admiral of the Fleets visits a special place on Memorial Day to pay respect for all those who served and perished in the greatest war of all time. One-shot for Memorial Day, 2008. Enjoy!
Halo - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,117 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/24/2008 - Master Chief/John-117, T. Hood - Complete
Alone reviews
The Inner Colonies dwindle. Mankind's extinction draws near as its great enemy scatters and defeats the UNSC with near-effortless momentum. Now, at the height of The Great War, the colonial defense forces of Zaragosa Prime are able to fend off the might of the Covenant. How is it possible? As Lima Company's enemies close in all around them, they are forced to uncover this mystery.
Halo - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Poetry - Chapters: 26 - Words: 77,777 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 6/8/2007 - Published: 2/22/2007 - Complete
The Argo reviews
February 3, 2525: The day Harvest went quiet. First Lieutenant Brad Banga is sent to lead the crew of the Argo to investigate why. This was the day it all started...or was it?
Halo - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,777 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 2/2/2007 - Published: 10/21/2006 - J. Ackerson - Complete
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