Oracle Writing AppEdit
Hi, I'm Ares1994. I love writing in all forms and know all there is to know about Halo (not everything, but more than enough). I love writing and here is a sample of my fan fiction story.
The Master Chief ran forward. Chief! Two seconds until liftoff!
Master Chief leaped across the abyss of his dreams and into the Pelican Dropship.
The Pelican took off. Good. He was handed a MA6C Assault Rifle.
Master Chief pointed the rifle in the direction of the enemy. His weapon roared and the counter on his HUD and his twin on the rifle went down.
The Chief looked at his digital counter and saw he was wasting bullets. He ripped the magazine from the rifle, tossed it out of the Pelican, and slammed a new one home. Chief turned around, tossed the rifle back, and grabbed 4 HE Frag Grenades.
Foehammer, bring us around those Grunts.
Acknowledged. Chief took all-purpose duct tape and wrapped it around the grenades. He primed one of them and pitched them towards the Grunts and Elites ahead. An Elite shrieked in wonder. An explosion ripped through the mass and sent limbs flying towards the surrounding ocean. John? Is it really you? It sounded like his mother. Mother?
“Hey, Chief, wake it up, its party time.” The Master Chief opened his eyes and stood up. He was well than 3 heads higher than the Sergeant in front of him. “Chief, we gotta go and kick some Covie a…” a Battle Rifle fired and The Sergeant was cutoff. “Bowie! Get over here!” “Ma‘am, Yes Ma‘am!” Bowie trotted over to the area. Bowie was 5’10’ and had blonde hair. A scar ran down his cheek. He carried a BR55 Battle Rifle and some grenades. “Yeah Sarge?” inquired Bowie. “Bowie, stop the rifle chatter, the Covies are all over the place. Hop into that ‘Hog and man the gun.” barked the Sergeant. “Ma‘am, Yes Ma‘am!” answered Bowie.
I had a look on Template:Oracle Newsletter/Volume XIV/Getting To Be Administrator and I think point 4 is widely known already, no need to include it there, heh. <g>
Anyway, I strongly suggest unprotecting Halopedia:Administrators per w:Protection or then semi-protecting it (autoconfirmed level). There's no need for it to be protected. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 22:35, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
I'm back Edit
Oracle Article Sample for Halo Lit. Intern Writer Oppurtunity Edit
I am fairly new to the Halopedia community but I thought I would nonetheless try out for the Halo Lit. Intern Writer since I've read all of the Halo novels, the Halo Graphical Novel, and I keep up with all the current "facts" being uncovered in Microsoft's Iris campaign. My article is as follows:
The Making of A Leader
Most people think that MCPO John-117 was always an extremely good leader and was always able to inspire morale in people. Unfortunately, that is not so. He was not chosen at the age of six for his leadership qualities, but for genetic markers, much like all of the other chosen children. Even when then-Lieutenant Keyes and Dr. Catherine Halsey observed John on Eridanus Two, one might suspect that he wasn't much of a leader. When they came upon the playground John was at he was playing a game of King of the Hill, keeping the hill very effectively, but shoving all the other kids down the hill rather forcefully. On his very first team-based mission, you can see how little leadership he has, and even how selfish he is. Their goal, as a team, was to ring a bell at the top of a pole by going through an obstacle course that had about 10 different ways of getting through. The first teams that rang the bell, all 3 people, would get dinner. The last team to have all 3 people ring the bell would go without dinner. John was the very first to ring the bell but his teammates, Sam and Kelly, ended up being last because John had abandoned them. Needless to say, none of the 3 got dinner.
Once he realized that there was no way to get through boot camp without the help of his teammates, the 3 became friends and John really began to shine when he took leadership for the whole platoon in a mission where they were dropped around a mountain seperately with seperate pieces of a map that leads to the Extraction Zone. He took control and came up with an on the spot plan when he realized that the "guards" that were around the Pelican were not in uniform, and they attempted to hurt one of his squadmates, Kelly, whom he'd sent out as a "rabbit", military term for bait. At that, he organized a split-second attack, having his teammates throw rocks at them and subsequently pummel them. After Deja, their AI teacher, helped him pilot the Pelican back, CPO Mendez brought him back for what Mendez had thought would be punishment for ruthlessly attacking his guards. But after Dr.Halsey had heard the mission report and what he and his teammates had said, when CPO Mendez asked her what he should do about him, she stated, "Isn't it obvious? Make him a Squad Leader." The rest, as they say, is history.
Echelon3 22:49, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
Very well Edit
I will request an audience with the staff.
Me = Imperial Admiral? Edit
Umm... what? I got promoted or something? i confused, very confused, but that might be the 22 of plane craps. Anyways, XBL tomorrow? We've got a lot to speak about.
May I be a writer for the oracle? Edit
Hi there, Relentless, it's me Kwarsh, asking you if I may be pleasured with becoming a writer for the Oracle. I even have my own segment planned out: "Kwarsh's (semi-halo related) rants".
- Please reply :P
- --The one, the only, Kwarsh! [Talk to me!] - [Stuff I've done!] I'll miss you, Guesty :( 00:57, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Re: RAR! Edit
Hello. I'm happy to be here!
P.S. Do you know my cousin, Jolly W. Roberts?
Were you listening? Edit
You've welcomed me TWICE to halopedia. First time was when I haven't created my account yet, when you identified me by the IP 188.8.131.52! This time is the second time now. Now then, do me three favors: 1)help me delete Image:Arbiter Crawl.jpg 2) Now stop that bugging annoying welcome! :-) just kidding.... 3)May I have your friend userbox on my user page? you know, the one that says: This user is a friend of (user name) Thanks. --Spartan781 CommCSV
forget the interviewing thing. you've already got one....HaloDude 16:03, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
When you get some time, can you please update the CoH High Council section. I would do it myself, but I'm a little unsure of exactly what's going on. Are you removing the Councilor-Imperator, Arbitrator of Change, etc.?
Oracle Newsletter Sample Edit
I do plenty of non-Halo stuff too, some of which is online if you really care to look for it. I've also read all the novels (well, I'm finishing up Ghosts of Onyx right now). Frankly, if you want a specific sample, drop me a line on exactly what you want and I'd be happy to custom do you something. My wikipedia page is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:David_Fuchs, which you prolly know.
- Addendum: Ah, yes, wondering where your name seemed familiar, but I wasn't sure. I basically was sending those WP letters out five or ten a minute for a good chunk of time! But like I said, really, throw any assignment and I'd be happy to do it. David Fuchs 16:35, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Are you the RR, my cousin mentioned? He said something about you being a mad physcotic genius.
UUh... What? Edit
Vandalism Warning-1 is "for a first incident of semi-vandalism, where vandalism, an accidental mistake, or a misunderstanding can not be differentiated from." That guy removed all kinds of stuff from WRAITH's page; that isn't semi-vandalism, and it CAN be differentiated from, IMO. For three instances of deliberate vandalism from an IP, we can't just give him four warnings before blocking him. güéßŁ¥-πéҐ∫øñ¥-†ħîИg¥ 19:18, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
O Rly? Edit
Oracle Article - "Iris" Marketing Campaign Edit
There is little in the Halo universe that garners as much speculation and as much involvement as Bungie's publicity campaigns. Many fans remember the I Love Bees campaign, the forerunner to the current campaign, Iris. Through the use of a variety of images, clues, and riddles, Iris draws fans deeper into the Halo realm, blurring the line between reality and fiction.
The current campaign began on June 11, 2007, when a mysterious post was made on the Halo 3 forum on Bungie.net. The user, under the name AdjutantReflex, was a mysterious character that wrote in golden text, had an odd symbol for an avatar, and showed abilities to manipulate the forums. It was speculated that he represented a Forerunner monitor along the lines of 343 Guilty Spark. Over the course of the next week, AdjutantReflex, generally referred to as AR, posted numerous times, further developing its identity while drawing further attention to an apparent problem behind the scenes. On June 19, AR succumbed to another, apparently stronger character even more mysterious than itself.
At the same time as the events of that week were taking place, several other pieces of the Iris campaign occured. Images began cropping up, all with the same symbol used by AdjutantReflex. Also, a short comic, Halo 3: The Cradle of Life, appeared on the Halo website. The comic dealt with an ancient African man, a tribal elder named N'chala, watching what are presumed to be Forerunner constructs build what is hypothesized to be the Ark. On the last page of the comic, several numbers could be revealed by manipulating the panels. When joined together, the numbers proved to be an IP address to a site with a countdown. After further manipulation, the IP led to a site about the fictional Society of the Ancients.
Shortly after AdjutantReflex's disappearance, the countdown timer stopped. In the next few days, that page changed, leading instead to an artifact of seemingly Forerunner origin. The artifact, located in Server 05, one of five on the official Halo 3 website, provided a short message. By manipulating various pieces of the artifact, users could gather more images and pieces of information related to the Forerunners, Halo, and the Flood. These included a star image with yet another instance of AdjutantReflex's symbol, a slide entitled "Flood Containment Control," and a transcript of the first firing of the Halo superweapons.
Following the appearance of the artifact, the "Iris" campaign has gone quite for a few days, drawing out tensions. What other surprises are in store for fans remain to be seen.
It's a little long, perhaps. And it's really just a summary and therefore incomplete. Still, worth a shot. --Ghost 21:01, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, it's not much extra added on, but I don't want to add a whole lot. After all, that's what the main articles themselves are for. Hope it suits. --Ghost 18:56, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Formal Invitation Edit
I am honoured to accept your invitation, sir. --Ghost 21:15, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
- and I'm honored too! (well, without the british spelling) ;) --David Fuchs 21:16, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
I'll probably be doing an article every other week. We'll see how it goes. Thank you. --Ghost 21:59, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Re: A Cordial Invitation Edit
I would be glad to be an Intern Writer. Glad to be part of The Oracle. Echelon3 01:58, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Okay. Every other week, most likely. Not this week, but next week I will probably write about the Conversion from Halo 2 to Halo 3 that most users will be making later this year. If I can, I would also like to write "Person of teh Week" every so often. TANKS FOR AXEPTING MEH!