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    • Squee!

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      Iron Man 2 Trailer 2

      See now I am getting excited, I didn't know where it was going before, but now I do. and it looks amazing!

    • Another Animated Short

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      It's got an interesting voice cast, and it's an amazingly well done CGI film, story is creepy, but good I like it.

      Enjoy.

      Descendants


      Oh and I found this amazing music video, I recognise some of the more famous pieces, but the others are a blur too me.

      Enjoy.


      Oh and one more music video I found awesome!

      This too shall Pass!

      70 Million

    • The Sandpit

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      The Sandpit

      Another short Film I got linked to.

      Hope you all enjoy

      (especially you Tott, :P)

    • 9 years ago

      canon_fodder
    • ME2

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      Is leagues ahead of Mass Effect, the cover system, which is still a little annoying, cause all cover systems are. The main improvement I felt was the shooter side, it wasn't clunky at all, off the bat you could aim easily, when you aimed it felt simple. Mass Effect was such a pain at the start, even after the first few it was just hard to work out what was going on... and I never knew how much I really like the idea of clips.

      You think you wont like reloading, but it is so much better than a overheat, I have gotten used to reloading every time I hit cover that I wasted a good 12 grenades in Mass Effect when I tried to play it again. and the power menu seems so clunky compared to the new one.

      Oh btw rating everything on PC, just so you know. I am sure its a different (less awesome) experience on Xbox (yes that was aimed at your Jarrad! :P)

      Anyways, its late I have washing to hang up and I have to be at uni in 7 hours. so I need to get at least 4 hours sleep. haha. wish me Luck.

      Lifestyle Journalism I am going to hate it!

      Btw I will post a journal on what I have been doing over the last few weeks in about a day, let me get to the weekend and I will talk to everyone about it. should be fun!

      For now enjoy this new photo I am uploading now.

    • Mass Effect 2

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      4 Minutes till Mass Effect 2

    • Interesting

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      Anyone notice how all the TV shows seem to have a plane flight episode from or to Paris.

      Chuck, NCIS, Human Target.
      What do you reckon, same writers? Execs asking for it? Reusing the same sets? (if they are on the same network)
      Just seems interesting is all, i wonder if anyone else notices this sort of stuff.

      (oh and they did it with State of Play, a bunch of shows made episodes that were remarkably similar to the mini series/movie)

    • Cause I laughed

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      I uploaded a clip from Studio 60, couldn't find it online.

      Laughed so much at that last bit about God.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPsjdxURAYI

    • Assignments and Other

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      So yeah, Full of Uni assignments at the moment, got to write up my script again, and if thats not bad enough I also have to write a monologue to go over a documentary and send out footage to another group so they can edit a film together for me.

      Oh and did I mention I have to start organising my Visa renewal, Flight change and Subject confirmation so I can get credited the subjects I am studying over here. Its sooo much fun! I can tell you! haha.

      Anyways talk later peepz! off to procrastinate by watching Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip! WOo! amazing show!

  • Comments (1458)

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      It is.

      I would hate for you to get all the way over there, ready for your awesome time, only to be injured or something. That would suck. At least they couldn't punch though. =/

      As for the hints, nope, I have not worked it out yet. I have looked at a few things, but nothing has been successful.

      Plus I have just finished classes (today was my last day), but have been doing assignments and preparation for tests etc. After I hand in an assignment tomorrow, I have a month of study before my two final exams. Been more busy with that recently.

      Not sure if that is an excuse or not, but it is the truth. Having said that, it is just as likely I will spend hours on your journal staring at it trying to figure it out, and still not get anywhere. =P

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      What do you mean you would get it for console? Xbox IS a console, you dork :P

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Hey Alex =)
      I am good. In my last month of uni, so I am not allowed to play lots of games... We bought a PS3, which came with assassins creed. I have been playing that a little. It is awesome. I keep jumping off the sides of buildings when I just want to climb up, and I seem to get killed a lot, but I like it. And when I am actually trying I manage not to be noticed. =P
      Sounds like things are going well for you. What is her name? Good luck with it. =) And don't worry. I also haven't gone on a date with a girl forever. So I am sure you will be fine. =P

    • LizVicious

      9 years ago

      I LOVE GLEE.
      Just the music though.

      I think that I am that I am the only muse fan who has NOT listened to the entirety of their new album.
      I'm going to the BDO though. :)
      They're headlining.
      Win.

      How's England?

    • FJewel

      9 years ago

      Don't think we've had Series 6 on terrestrial telly yet... and yes, makes me think of CSI. I don't like CSI. I liked the original CSI, before it got silly, but I've never been keen on the spinoffs.

      I think CBS (is it CBS who make NCIS? I think it is, but I may be wrong) are trying to hop on the CSI bandwagon :(

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Haha, yeah. Shen has told me about plants and zombies. And I wasn't spreading my pretend science around him. I was just excited about the different things I can do next year.

      And I know I will be back at uni by the time the xbox comes back. It just means I wont be able to finish it off until after my exams. However now we have a PS3, and I got assassins creed with it, I have THAT to look forward to as well. I have been playing it a bit at the moment, and am enjoying it a lot, but I will stop when I go back to uni.

      And I am sure you have helped around the house before... Just not whenever you say you are going to. =P

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Yeah, I know. Thanks for that though. =)

      We have already sent in the repair request. It is still covered by that luckily, so it isn't going to cost anything... Still annoying though- we were looking forward to some ODST fire fight, and I was trying to finish fallout.

      Hopefully we will have it back in a couple weeks, and it will be all good again. =)

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      You are awesome :)

      Shes been talking about really gross stuff lately... And always as I am eating or cooking... I think she is doing it on purpose... All this stuff about cutting up rats for science... Grossness...

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      Talia doesn't feel the same... But okay...

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      Talia doesn't feel the same... But okay...

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      Karaoke? No! Sleep! 'Til Brooklyn! :P

      Yes, Johnson is awesome... And he is a Marine... Just make it about Marines and I would have been fine with that.

      Also, I miss you :(

    • TottWriter

      9 years ago

      I think she's planning on coming up to Kent some time after New Year anyway. *strokes chin*

    • TottWriter

      9 years ago

      Well that's fair enough. I guess you have only just landed.

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      See, I disagree.

      These guys jump out of spaceships... They need to be mental. I would have believed it if they were just marines, or something, but I don't think that they are ODST's.

    • TottWriter

      9 years ago

      Going to see Glod would be cool, but I can't drive any more, and trains are expensive. *sighs dramatically* Maybe Kent would be a good idea... Or we bug Iddy to drive up from Cornwall. Hmm. Now there's an idea...

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      And Jayne!

      The videos are really bad... They are probably the worst part...

      It also feels like I spent $80 on a halo 3 expansion pack...

      And the ODST's do not strike me as being ODST's, after having read the books...

    • TottWriter

      9 years ago

      For sure!

      And I've lived in Kent my whole life. It's kind of sad how little of the country I have actually visited - pretty much just the South Coast and places on route to Wales. depending on where we decide to arrange said gathering, it'll do me good to get out...Unless we decide to hold it in Kent. (Which would be irony with a capital 'I')

    • TottWriter

      9 years ago

      I'm in Maidstone - it's the county town of Kent. (The bit South East of you :P)

      I don't think I've ever deliberately been to Brentford - though I've probably passed by enough times. It's ridiculous to live in a country this small and have seen so little of it I guess, particularly when you've just come from near enough the opposite side of the world! Oh well.

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Yeah, I was worried they may have been. She didn't tell me about it til she got home- I was going to suggest she give it to him. Oh well. So long as it all works out okay. =)

      How was your flight? How is England?

    • TottWriter

      9 years ago

      Well, I'll agree that that does make us look a bit bad.

      But not so bad now that you're here? What part of the country are you in?

    • SloeBombFizz

      9 years ago

      tinyurl.com/ycag5lv

      It's actually a relatively weak force that only impacts things as large as rockets or hurricanes but still common myths about it's effect remain popular. But apparently not popular enough.

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Hey you.

      Hope your flight was good. =)

      Mum dropped your cord off to your parents. Noone was home, so she left it hanging on the back door. I hope that is okay, and they haven't gone away or something. If so, let me know, and I'll ask her to go pick it up again and look after it til they get back. =)

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Yeah, that bit will suck.

      As will the not having you come over and NOT do our dishes. =P

      But you will be back soon enough. Unless you find some pretty english lass who steals your heart, and you marry her and never come back to australia....

      Don't do that. We would miss you too much. =P

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      I don't know that! You are putting words on my page! I'll have to look into it further... I didn't think that he could've been a spartan, because of how he reacted when he first met chief...

      And the didn't get shot at, because they were out of range of the cannons, and they didn't shoot at the cannons because they were out of range... And if they moved into range they both would've been shot, and they were desperate to get to the surface, and didn't really want to get killed instead. Hence the boarding parties.

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

      9 years ago

      I agree. Halo is too big for movies. Hell, it's soon to be five games by next year... and yeah, I know who Yasmine was. The I Love Bee's storyline was fan, fucking-tastic.

      Actually, an ILB movie with the cast that did the radio-drama? I would go see that movie. Lots and lots of times... Actually I kinda hope maybe they reference atleast maybe a group of kids kicking ass in ODST. Because the 1.1's were in Mombasa during Halo 2. Too much to hope we see the girl even.

      Heh. Make that into a movie, don't market it as halo, just a futuristic sci-fi... then at the very end. Show a covenant warship entering the atmosphere and the halo theme song kicking in. That would be AWESOME.

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

      9 years ago

      I agree on many of the parts of your argument but I think that the Halo Universe is so much bigger than the Spartan's, Even if it is part of why the universe has been created.
      Having said that I don't disagree that there should be some mention of the spartan project, just not as a main point, maybe have the first engagement as the end of the first movie, then you flashback to the training at the beginning and get to the same point.

      The problem is Halo will never work as a series of movies, there is too much that needs to be explained that never will be, or it will be cut out completely. It's sort of like the Wheel of Time Series, no chance in hell that any of the movies will have even a 10th of the information needed to accurately portray the characters and the world that they are trying to create.

      The way you'd have to work it is by deliberately deciding to not make any of the previously established canon into movies. Go with something unexplored. What about the Spartan 1.1's you could make a movie out of them along with Yasmine (Spartan II who gets brain wiped to create Melissa an ONI AI) or go Halo: ODST style and create a movie about them. Halo:Landfall shows you what can be done with just a little money, imagine what they could do with 50 million. In the end probably the only way to do the universe justice is to create entirely new stories, or at least stay away from written and finalised stories (ie novels, comics and games) If you wrote a story that took place following Contact Harvest, when the UNSC was still pretending that Insurrectionists were the cause of all the violence etc. you could make a good prologue etc. And then if you wanted Spartan's show all the battles that weren't written down. Avoid the Master Chief as much as possible, you can still explain their training with the use of flashbacks etc. But it stops you from being forced to show the training in sequential order, you can skip around as much as you like.

      Yeah thats what I think of the whole situation.


      Apologises, I meant Mendoza, who I thought was Jenkin's spotter in Contact Harvest, But I was wrong. Don't know why I thought he was. I am fairly certain Jenkin's Spotter dies in Contact Harvest (I should have reread that book before lending it out)

      Anyway I am bushed, time to pass out.
      .canon

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

      9 years ago

      Which is why Speilberg shouldn't make a halo movie. Especially based on the work that got him interested was apparently that concept art floating around and even a script. Which I haven't read... but if the script is anything like the artwork. No. Never. Especially as you say, your average director will cut away too many threads because it's never "important enough" for a first movie... ie; they all want to make big franchise series these days but trim too much out of the first film that all the stuff added in the second and third movies doesn't make any sense to most viewers.

      The halo movie then, to me, makes sense if we show the origins of the spartans and the reason the covenant hate us so much and then lead into halo 1.

      Mendez isn't in any of the Halo games. Timeline wise he is wrapping the training of Gamma company in Halo 1. During Halo 2, He's with the remaining three squads of Gamma company on Onyx for a final training exercise when the sentinals wake up and take the planet. By Halo 3, he and the others are already in the shield world.

      Jenkins first turns up at the end of fall of reach, still with Johnson too, they are both rescued by John and that's how he ends up on The Pillar of Autumn and in turn, Halo.

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

      9 years ago

      More than three died, and more than a couple went "missing" I've got to read the grey team novel... The one by Tobias Buckell, that's the only one that I have not read yet.

      As for group relationships, that's why I would include the day john met sam and kelly and the day after when all three went hungry, but I also beleive in showing the children before the kidnapping, we're only ever told about Dr Halsey meeting john, but she did that with every single subject before they were taken. Remember in a movie you've got around 90-120 minutes to tell a story, so you need a set up and a reason to care about the children. If you establish that a couple of the children made friends then show them as the augmentation takes place, maybe a shot of a couple of the youung spartans surrounding the bed of a "wash-out" and a couple of them crying, and then moving to the caves showing them working together, in Mendez's words "Almost telepathically" infact, That scene should be from the perspective of Halsey and Mendez watching the feed, so do enough to get across that they started as children yanked from colonies and became an extremely close knit unit, that way when Sam dies it's a knife in the gut to the viewer.

      Also remember that the people seeing the movie are more than likely going to not be as familiar with Halo's story as we are, now I'm totally against dumbing down a plot, but you need to set-up alot of things for those unfamiliar with the story, and you can't assume they will run out and buy the books either.

      Aaaactually, perhaps maybe combine the two together somehow. Start with the diner scene at the start of harvest, then flashback to 2517 and set up that the insurrection has been a long continuing battle and that many, many programs have been put in place to try and sort it out. Show the children becoming spartans, right up to the reveal of the mjolinir amour and the covenant threat to the young recruits, seeing footage of a dead harvest, ONI has always been a big part of the novels, so to tie it together, show the end of contact harvest, then reveal that you're watching an ONI investigation of those events, maybe a member of ONI brass saying "Make sure this information is buried. Deep. Now isn't the time to start another panic" Show the covenant doing the same with the knowledge they aquired from the harvest incident, but then see the covenant prepping to destroy the human race. Give the spartans the armour, kill sam and then show a series of shots of the Spartans winning every battle on the ground, only to watch every planet they fight for being burned to cinder.

      This way, the end of the movie is the fall of reach and the stakes are massive. Showing the spartans as mostly unstoppable and then watching them fall along with reach. End credits scene? HALO revealed.

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

      9 years ago

      I still think that was a bad decision in the halo games. Granted it was done to fuel speculation, and it also tied back into the backstory that ONI was releasing certain bits of information to the public, but not enough that any real data could be assumed. Most people who first saw a spartan thought they were covenant re-incorcements.

      But in Fall of Reach especially, several characters saw john sans armor and he was described as a normal human, albeit one that was extremely fucking tall and pale, due to years and years in the armour.

      That did hurt his character a bit, in that people still to this day think he's just some robot cyborg generic character. Which is why Reach probably should be made and shoot that crap down.

      I think we should see a couple of days at boot, where he meets sam and kelly, then fast forward to the surgery where he gets augmented, show a brief series of shots of the weeks in the caves under CASTLE base and then introduce the covenant. Kick-start the movie plot by showing Sam's death, have the covenant glassing a planet and show all the spartans getting into the armor and fighting the covenant and winning. Except one by one, spartans die, climaxing in the fall of reach, John heading off to halo and showing the remaining spartans fight for their life on the surface of reach.

      Also? Harvest happened long after the spartans were created and already tells you why they were created. For the insurrection, but by that point the project wasn't even close to public, or for that matter, finished. Harvest falls before the Spartans get their armour.

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

      9 years ago

      I'm not sure what you mean though. Fall of reach is about john but you get a good glimpse of many of the other spartans as well, I mean Kelly, Linda and Fred are better characters than John anyway. A movie that focuses on the creation of the Spartans, then shows the attack on Reach, you see John leave on the Pillar of Autumn and then the movie finished with the rest of the spartans fighting on reach. Granted that does move into the First Strike book, but it still gives a good grounding as to what the spartans are

      You couldn't do something like Ghosts of Onyx first, because it would need to have the viewer assume that some things are already done with no real reason why.

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

      9 years ago

      Well, what I think Microsoft should do is copy Marvel studios and make their own movie studio and do it themselves. Which... judging by what they've apparently done for 1v100 on Xbox live, is possibly a step in that direction already.

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

      9 years ago

      Not true anymore. As of five days after the release of Halo 3, under the 343 Industries banner, Halo is a microsoft product. Halo:Reach is being made by Bungie and when it's released they are officially done with Halo, and then they've got a new IP under their belt to make and promote.

      343 Industries is run by Frank O'Connor, "ex" bungie.

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

      9 years ago

      You gotta leave some of it standing, mostly the part with the DW thread members, actually, no, screw it. You destroy it and then I'll come in pretending to be a big saviour type, rescue everyone and then burn it all again!!! Heh.

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

      9 years ago

      That's cool... wow, I know a couple of people heading to england in the next few months. Poor england ;). Try not to ruin it too much! :D

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

      9 years ago

      Oooooooh. Oh shit.

      Dude. You know Dream Theater are coming to australia around december right? Unless you won't be in australia by then. Which would suck baaalls.

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

      9 years ago

      Ooooh. I was about to ask "what? you sure it wasn't to someone else" and then realised what you meant. My comment in your journal. Go me! Hehe.

    • Pealet

      9 years ago

      Hello Alex.


      *AHEM*


      I am going to see Dream Theater on August 22. If you hurry up and get here you can have the other ticket! Balls in your court son! Tick tock, tick tock!

    • feyd1

      9 years ago

      I'm not sure, I don't have a 360 - only a Wii

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      But still...

      :'(

    • bernardblack

      9 years ago

      yeah i noticed, i didnt watch it on vimeo, i watched the linked media on your profile XD

    • bernardblack

      9 years ago

      that'd explain it, i didnt watch the credits :P

    • feyd1

      9 years ago

      Apparently it does if you plug it in with a HDMI cable.

    • feyd1

      9 years ago

      Liked transformers, I'm a sucker for big stompy robots.

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      That was hilarious :P

      And yes, TWO SUITS!! It is so simple!! Why did I not think of it!!?!

    • LizVicious

      9 years ago

      Canon, you sly dog...

    • Gecko_12

      9 years ago

      I think we're all skipping around the issue.
      I think the real issue
      IS HOW THE HELL DID YOU GET TAGGED AS A PICTURE OF DR MCNINJA!!!

    • LizVicious

      9 years ago

      *jaw drops* Seriously?

    • LizVicious

      9 years ago

      Oh I wish. I haven't yet.
      I'm such a horrible NCIS fan. For shame.

    • Gecko_12

      9 years ago

      YOU COME HERE AND SAY THAT!!!

    • Gecko_12

      9 years ago

      WHY ARE WE DISCUSSING THIS!!!

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