This has been a long time coming. I've discussed my dislike of the way 343 has handled Cortana with Halo 5 across various forums, Tweets, and articles here on this blog. At the risk of beating a dead horse, however, I want to get my sum total thoughts about Cortana's predicament down in one place. I've … Continue reading Caricaturtana
Greetings everybody. Sorry for the lack of activity, but as someone moving through a teacher credential program I've had little time to devote to the blog. That said, a thought that has been kicking around in my head for a while now is one that many Halo fans share. Specifically, what should the fate of … Continue reading Ain’t Gonna Study War No More: An Unorthodox Proposal for Master Chief’s Fate
It's no secret that I'm not a major fan of Halo 5's campaign. However, I've seen various fans give their two cents on the campaign to varying degrees of success, in my opinion. I thought I'd give a deeper look at one of the more popular critiques I've seen on YouTube from the user known … Continue reading A Response to Act Man’s Why is Halo 5’s Campaign So BAD!? (Part 1) Marketing, Expanded Lore, & Intro Cinematics
If you've been invested in the Halo lore then chances are you've at least come across the theory that John-117, the Master Chief, contains the geas of the Iso-Didact from the Forerunner Trilogy. It seems a lot of people seem to assume that this idea is true and I think HaloFollower's "Master Chief's Darkest Secret" video … Continue reading The Master Chief’s Darkest Secret? Not Precisely
When Frank O'Connor said that Halo 5 would leave the Halo universe changed in a major way, I do not think anybody before the game released knew just what that would entail. We now see what he means, but I want to focus on the ascension of the Created. On paper, the Created are not … Continue reading Creator and Created: Has Halo Lost One of the Ways It Stands Out in the Sci-Fi Genre?
By now many of you reading this have likely read Halo: Tales from Slipspace, the second Halo comic anthology released in the franchise's history. I was among the lucky few to get it digitally when it was seemingly accidently released back in October. Personally, I felt the anthology was a fairly lackluster addition to the … Continue reading The Fractured Narrative of Cortana’s Fate
Greetings Halo fans! It has been a while since I've made a post here on Halsey's Journal, but you'd be surprised how little time working towards a teaching credential leaves me. Still, I've managed to read/listen to Halo: Fractures on Audible and through the Kindle app and perused Halo: Mythos and all of its glory. However, I'm … Continue reading Can Hunt the Truth-style podcasts bridge the lore gap?