Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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    • Poop!

      4 years ago

      Elnea

      The college I work at was flooded, so I had to videotape one of the lectures I couldn't give with the school closure. You're so lucky, because it is not only now on YouTube for your viewing pleasure, it also is about poop!!! AND it includes my world famous dinner party story about the giant piles of poop.

      Here is it:
      Lower GI Drugs: Diarrhea and Constipation

      PS: My final project is due next week and then I will be free to start HAFT again. I'm really excited about all the stuff I've learned!
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    • Halo Homework

      4 years ago

      Elnea

      So for this photography course we have a final project due in 3 or 4 weeks, and I decided to shoot all my kickass female action figures and do a little research blurb about each figure. So in the spirit of doing this stuff piecemeal, I'm working on my write-ups.

      Anyway, I've been reviewing all the lore around the various females of Halo (I have a lot of those figures) and I just learned through the magic of the internet that Miranda Keyes was Halsey's daughter. Seriously, when was that revealed? I remember Dr. Halsey and Capt. Keyes hung out at the beginning of the Nylund Reach book, but I didn't remember a kid. Was that fact in a book I've now forgotten (or not yet read)? I pride myself on my Halo lore knowledge and I feel like a dummy. Also, I feel sad for Halsey, even though she's evil and also not real.

      PS: Good news that they got the other guy in Boston. I realize that is more important than fictional trysts, but one has to keep oneself busy so one doesn't lose one's mind, if one knows what one means.

    • Ten

      4 years ago

      Elnea

      I can't get over the idea of 10 years...

    • More Photography Hijinx

      4 years ago

      Elnea

      Okay, first, it appears I'll be going to RTX. Also, another Halo music project appears to be in the works. I feel like my mojo is coming back, LOL!

      Second (third?) I've been toiling away at my photography course. I told my instructor I wanted to photograph tiny small things for Halo Action Figure Theater and he's been giving me a lot of specialized advice in terms of tabletop photography and working with macro lenses. I've also been getting a lot of practice constructing 1:6 scale props and furniture. I've been out of practice.

      Anyway, here are some photos for my most recent assignment (I'll link from there rather than try to load them up all on this page; the photos will never load!). Please note there is one about tea for Lauren. The mug in that photo was made by a student at my college!

      Also, please note that in the doctors' waiting room scene the attending physicians are called "Halsey" and "Chakwas":
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    • Cortana lives on in ART117

      4 years ago

      Elnea

      The photography course I'm taking is called "ART117" (that is seriously the course number) and we're currently learning about shutter speed. So I decided to do some long exposure light painting with and around Cortana since she's my favorite light-up nudie:
      CortanaCrowd1_zps4c0174f2.jpg

      CortanasMagicalCrotch_zps79473283.jpg
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    • Eye of Dido

      4 years ago

      Elnea

      Here's a picture of my cat Dido's right eye. That is all.
      ...no wait, that's not all. I saw the Roosterteeth 10-year retrospective and I actually got teary. It was so fun to see photos of the core RT guys (Burnie/Matt/Gus/Kathleen/Jason/Geoff/Joel) from way back when; they were all just kids. Hey, I think *I* was a kid back then (a mere 38-year-old!). I also think of some of you folks here at the website, how some were truly "just kids" with high voices and now you're all off in the world and even married or EVEN parents now! How great it was for you to have the experience of this friendly community in your formative years? Wonderful! (((HUGS)))
      Okay, here's the cat picture. smiley8.gif
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    • Battlefield Egg

      4 years ago

      Elnea

      So I'm taking this photography class and I've already learned a lot. I can tell this is going to be really worthwhile. I invested in a really sturdy tripod as I was getting a bit wobbly while shooting photos, and I think the tripod will be fantastic for shooting my action figures. I played with a Canon 100mm f2.8 IS USM lens at school and I LOVE IT. But it costs $900 so I'm going to finish up with the course and if I find I really need a macro lens I'll invest in one.

      Our assignment this week was "Take a picture of an egg, earth and a liquid" so I went out into my front yard and shot the following photo. The photo is a bit "meh" but I thought you'd appreciate the subject.
      BattlefieldEggJan26_zps328e3ab6.jpg

      Actually, my assignment for "shoot 3 eggs" came out better, I thought.

      Anyway, yes everything in the class is shot 100% manual and I find I'm liking it more than autofocus for staged shots. I don't know that I'm fast enough to use manual for everyday life. I suppose we'll see.

      I took this test photo for HAFT today with the aperture as wide as it would go. Look at how narrow the depth of field is, that's crazy! Love this camera!!!
      GrouchyEliteBoss_zpsccca1e6f.jpg

    • A New Hope

      4 years ago

      Elnea

      So for Christmas I got myself a new fancy Canon camera and signed up for a digital photography class (the class starts Tuesday). And today I finally took the scary camera out of the box and turned it on. So even without me knowing what I'm doing, already the picture looks WAY better than photos I took with my point-and-shoot. Here's Cortana's little head from the WETA Halo3 sculpture I have sitting on my desk (don't judge me!) just using autofocus:
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      Hopefully this class will teach me how to use the camera and lighting and the special macro lens I'll need to shoot HAFT and my cats properly. I'm excited! smiley8.gif

    • I want to dance in Spartan Armor too!

      4 years ago

      Elnea

      Youtube just posted their Year in Review video which features appearances by pretty much every person I subscribe to. And if *I* know who all those people are, then there must be millions of other people who do too. Which means the world really is ending on Friday!

      *runs around screaming*

      I'd better get started on my Mayan Apocalypse Eve celebratory Viking banquet which will heavily feature cake, hot fudge, bacon and ... chocolate bacon. Also there might be ice cream. With bacon.

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      My favorite part of the video is FreddieW in Spartan armor. It's like as if Master Chief was really controlled by a super nerdy geek. It's SO META!

      www.youtube.com/user/theyearinreview

  • Comments (3265)

    • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

      6 years ago

      YEAH!!!!

    • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

      6 years ago

      Quick! Comment on me so I can see where the alerts appear in the new site design!!

    • AgentHunter

      6 years ago

      Im not sure if I ever thanked you for adding me, but thanks for adding me

    • Ultradude

      6 years ago

      AgentZero2 gave me the idea....there are lots more in my pic section

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    • bigvig FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rampant

      6 years ago

      That's officially the cutest thing I have ever seen.

    • AgentZero2

      6 years ago

      Thanks for adding me

    • bigvig FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rampant

      6 years ago

      Which video was that?

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Don't say that! I'm looking forward to menopause because my neurologist says sometimes migraines go away when you hit menopause. Then I could play multiplayer Halo again!!!!


      The only migraines I've ever had were ocular and painless, and I've only had a couple, so I can't vouch for that. What I'm hating are the fatigue, hot flashes and sleeplessness. smiley4.gif

    • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      How's about a straw hat and the back of a broken guitar? Though I like that it'd give me the excuse to buy a beret. The bongo may take some time, mostly to figure out who I know that is A a music major and B lives nearby. I wonder if Nico or Martha own bongos?

      You've put a seed in my brain, and its wrapping its roots around thoughtful stems of my thought process.

    • cfhhateph34r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Congrats on another FU!

    • Russspruce FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Hey Linnea, congrats on being the Featured User... Again!!

    • bigvig FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rampant

      6 years ago

      You've been featured or used or fu-ed again.

      Huzzah!

    • darius

      6 years ago

      Congrats!!

    • lukemckay FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Webcomic Maker

      6 years ago

      the last day at the hotel a bunch of us got pink eye. I assume from the linens.

    • Frankfurter

      6 years ago

      If I ever get hospitalized again, I'm going to specifically ask for a nursing student. The patients who had us got waited on hand and foot. I want my hands and feet waited on. Yes, I see your point. I don't like it, but I see it. It is a good point. A good point I don’t like.

    • bigvig FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rampant

      6 years ago

      Well, perhaps since I wasn't raptured this past weekend and perhaps I am growing wiser not older, damn it, I tempered my normal caustic, over-the-top reaction.

    • Jcach

      6 years ago

      Happy FU day!

    • rotors08

      6 years ago

      Congrats getting FU-ed!!!!

    • Blue_Team FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VGHS

      6 years ago

      Congrats on being FU, you definitely deserved it.

    • qarn

      6 years ago

      Congtratz!

    • Russspruce FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Hey Linnea, congrats on being the Featured User!

    • 13davidson

      6 years ago

      Happy featured user day!

    • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

      6 years ago

      Happy Featured User day to one of my favorite people EVER!!!

    • Dusty_Dink FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza 4 Life

      6 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

    • CakeMachine

      6 years ago

      Yeeeah Happy FU Elnea! Your awesomeness inspires us all. smiley0.gif

    • chargerram77

      6 years ago

      Raise a Glass." to the classy FU Lady, F smiley9.gifsmiley9.gifsmiley9.gif U smiley11.gif " Congrats!

    • blue_kurt

      6 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!!!

    • HBogo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Featured User, That's what I'm talking about!

    • manofchance FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      happy fu

    • Halochief89

      6 years ago

      Featured user once more!!! Oh happy FU day!

    • cfhhateph34r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Happy FU day!

    • James FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Volume III

      6 years ago

      Congratulations on being the Featured User! smiley0.gif

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      6 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day and I loved your interview for the RT Community Group! smiley13.gif

    • caleb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Frisbee

      6 years ago

      Your interview is live!

    • bigvig FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rampant

      6 years ago

      Especially teenagers.

    • crackbone42

      6 years ago

      In reply to crackbone42, #4:
      I was dizzy today, too! But it was because I hit my head really hard on a metal bar this morning... Should I be concerned about that?

      Er... yes.


      Oh. Well, I'm still a little lightheaded, but I woke up this morning. And the lightheadedness could just be from the heat down here.

      Anyway, happy mother's day!

    • ZZoMBiE13

      6 years ago

      Hiya El,

      Just wanted to wish you a Happy Mothers Day!

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    • LuffyMugen

      6 years ago

      Happy Mothers Day to an Awesome Mom on RT.

      Hugs!!! :)

    • spartan638

      6 years ago

      Elnea, I never talk to you, I admit but I just have to say this.

      Osama Bin Laden, the mass-murderer that had caused 9/11, has been confirmed to be dead. He died by getting shot in the head, in Pakistan, by the hands of CIA's JSOC.

    • Phoenixrage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      I feel that I should warn you that the reason I have so much apparently boundless energy is that I feed on the young and reckless to maintain my limitless pool of power. Much like a vampire, only without the restrictions of having to knock on doors and being allowed in, or running water, or crosses and such. Vegetables are pretty spot on though, those will keep me at bay until I find a chainsaw to frighten a person into dropping them then I'll just walk over to them and suck them dry like a mosquito on a plump arm. And boy do I love a plump arm. By plump arm I mean a vessel overflowing with energy. I don't drink blood, that's just gross. Only life force for me.

    • ZZoMBiE13

      6 years ago

      It's a little late, I know, but I made you something for your B-day.

      zzombiexiii.deviantart.com/art/Happy-Birthday-Elnea-204252508

    • Halochief89

      6 years ago

      myspartanfriends_elnea_by_guyver89-d3dk0

      Did yours now :D

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      6 years ago

      A little bird told me that it was your BIRTHDAY!

      smiley13.gif HAPPY BRTHDAY! smiley13.gif

    • EVApilot_011 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Happy birthday Elnea!

    • lukemckay FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Webcomic Maker

      6 years ago

      smiley11.gif HAPPY BIRTHDAY smiley11.gif

    • Tetrameth

      6 years ago

      Happy Birthday! ^_^

    • Jengaship FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Travancore on DungeonDru

      6 years ago

      I hope you are having most excellent and awesome birthday times!

    • karlibean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      ¡Feliz Cumpleaños, mi amiga!

    • john Quarlton Tanks

      6 years ago

      Happy Birthday

    • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

      6 years ago

      Happy birthday!!

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