But seriously, keeping this idea alive. I don't think Bungie would have honestly allowed this. Joseph Staten and the other creative writers did a great job with the video games' canon. They maintained the Halo feel all of the way through Reach in my opinion. I just wonder why this passed through Frankie so easily; he was one of the original story riders. This seriously just makes me sadface with canon. I'm probably still going to read the books, but I'll try my best to ignore centering any of my future works around it.
Apparently he's had experience writing star trek and star wars books but usually they're considered non-canon in terms of overall layout.
I'f I could find the interview I would show you exactly what he said.
You want to know what will really piss you off?
Some of the writers for these up coming books have NEVER played a Halo game in the past nor whilst writing the books.
One writer mentioned that he played through the series half way through writing their book.
Huzzah found the interview with the authors.
Last edited by =sw=warlord; January 16th, 2011 at 07:44 PM. Reason: Added rage face.
The Graphic Novels at least had some sense to them. Evolutions was great as well and for the most part the writers were close enough to the canonical mark. As long as they do a good job writing the stuff, I'm okay with their not playing it all completely (although it would be wonderful if they actually did). But considering how far off of the mark Bear had been with his and how much it correlates with the other series he wrote, this is just simply stupifying. Undoubtedly, if it turns out 343i was the origin of this madness, this does not leave good notions on what to expect out of 343i.
Also, why do most of the writers (not Frankie) sound so generic and dumbfounded, generally speaking, in those interviews? And I really want to just ignore Bear's novel, Mr. Peter David, simply because it's really really corny and run-of-the-mill. It's like Bear said: "....radical...."
The only and I mean only book I'm even slightly looking forward to is Karen's book about Halsey and that's because she's looking at Catherine from a journalists view not trying to turn her into some other character.
Personally I think if you won't go through the existing canon already in a franchise then you may as well GTFO and not bother trying to write for it.
I mean what the fuck is the point of writing a book about the story if you won't lift a finger to see what the canon is about in the first place?
Last edited by =sw=warlord; January 16th, 2011 at 08:10 PM.
I don't think Bungie would be so awful as to allow Cryptum's story specifically, but a lot of crap was put into Halo's canon on their own watch, or even by Bungie themselves.
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