Halsey Log: Blink And You’ll Miss ‘Em – A Look At Some Minor Characters In The Halo Universe (Part 1)

Every series has those core group of characters that everybody recognizes. For Halo, everyone knows Master Chief, Cortana, and the Arbiter. While I appreciate those characters completely, I have to admit that oftentimes I tend to enjoy the more obscure or minor characters buried deep within the Halo Universe a bit more. It's strange to … Continue reading Halsey Log: Blink And You’ll Miss ‘Em – A Look At Some Minor Characters In The Halo Universe (Part 1)

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Halsey Log: Of Hierarchies and Swimlanes – An Examination of 343 Industries Management of the Canon

NOTE: Below is something I'm tentatively calling Apocrypha, they are beginning and closing fan fiction bookends to a piece that deals with the theme of the main body of work in some way. One day I'll dedicate an entry exclusively to the Off The Record label I developed months ago for fiction, but it's a … Continue reading Halsey Log: Of Hierarchies and Swimlanes – An Examination of 343 Industries Management of the Canon

Halsey Log: God Bless The Child: The Lost Childhood of the Halo Series

A few weeks ago, I was substitute teaching a class of Kindergartners at a local elementary school. As we made it through the day learning about shapes, colors, numbers, and all the absolute foundational building blocks of knowledge, a thought began to dawn on me. That thought was, ‚ÄúThese are the kinds of kids that … Continue reading Halsey Log: God Bless The Child: The Lost Childhood of the Halo Series

343 Industries, it’s time for a reflection on Dr. Halsey

You would think that with a blog with the name Halsey's Journal would have a lot more articles dedicated to the doctor by now, but thus far I haven't had anything to really talk about. Most discussions about Halsey focus on the controversial aspects of the Spartan-II Program and her role in it, but forum … Continue reading 343 Industries, it’s time for a reflection on Dr. Halsey

The Warden Eternal Is An Objectively Bad Character (And It’s Okay To Admit That 343)

This will no doubt be one of my most controversial opinions to date regarding an aspect of the Halo universe. Not that the Warden Eternal is a badly executed character on multiple levels. Hell no, the fact he is more likely to be called Sir Friendzone by a large part of the community shows you … Continue reading The Warden Eternal Is An Objectively Bad Character (And It’s Okay To Admit That 343)

Why I’m Putting The Halo Franchise In Cryo For A Time

I don't intend this to be a, "I'm leaving the Halo franchise forever!" kind of melodramatic post. It doesn't feel like I can ever abandon the Halo franchise, but I have come to a point where, like the Chief, I think it's time for me to put the Halo franchise in cryo for a while. … Continue reading Why I’m Putting The Halo Franchise In Cryo For A Time