I'm having a little trouble making out this the added verse to the Major General's song. This is what I can tell:
I can fire at a target and hit it at least half the time I graph an [unkown] while using only numbers prime I calculate the fall rate of a bullet shot a thousand yards I perforate the thick heads of a hundred military guards I can make a simulation of an atom bomb and [unknown] or flank a dozen men and ambush ten out of the blue From SMGs to RPGs I carry quite an arsenal and skip around a war zone like a subatomic particle.
I just read his blog, and he said it was. Not plot lines or anything, just certain things such as the cold black and white opening, the moral decay, and shit like that. Trust me, this show is still miles away from BB in most regards.
That ending though was tough to watch, I mean our characters are basically done now. I think the ending will be the remainders rising against our two protagonists.
Every character who isn't Arby/Chief is either a) blatantly annoying kid who is parodying the XBL userbase and does nothing but talk shit or b) slightly morally grey (but mostly evil) villain who has some sort of tragic backstory or ulterior motive, yet is still somewhat intelligent and acts as a foil to Arbiter.
I have to say I agree with him here. Apart from the main characters, everyone they run into online either seems to act like Jesse Pinkman or is the guy getting picked on by the guy who acts like Jesse Pinkman.
The end of that episode was fantastic though. Couldn't pull my eyes away.
Oh, I'm not on about the crew they're hanging with at the moment. I'm on about the random nameless characters that we get every other episode who pick on people and then get killed off in the same episode.
However, when there are only about 3 types of characters on XBL (trolls, casuals, and ML-Fucking-G baby). Casuals make for boring story telling and would just be filler. So that leaves the trolls (and the subset trollettes) and the ML-fucking-Gers (and their wannabe subset).
The story of AntC is about 2 characters who cannot have much of a life outside of XBL and whose social interaction with the world is strictly with XBL, so we are mostly going to be getting the trolls and MLGers for characters.
And then there is Claire.
Adding more personality types just to have more personality types would water down the story and take away from its focus.
Your argument rests on the idea that because it's on xbl, you can only have the stereotype xbl players, which is absolutely not true. You can have any type of personality you wanted and jut use xbl as a method of having them in the story.
But the story is placed IN a Halo game and an XBL lobby.
It wouldn't make sense to have other personalities that wouldn't otherwise be there.
However, we do get the occasional outsider's voice heard over XBL (just like in real life). xXxsmokeweed420forlifexXx had other personalities heard through XBL. And like I mentioned before, the one character's uncle was heard.
There have been many different personalities presented over the seasons of AntC, both 'in game' and in the apartment (Cortana and Travis).
The series is about two toys that found themselves alive and tossed together and we are seeing how they are struggling with their shallow existence. Chief has (mostly) been at peace with his lot in life, it's Arbiter who has always struggled with his reality. Both characters have shown dynamic behavior over the seasons, and it is quite interesting to see Arbiter go to the depths that he is.
And Jon has me wondering what is going on deep down in Arbiter's mind.