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    Re: Halo: Cryptum

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    this is gay. star wars fucks star trek who previously got several STD's from Stargate and this is their retarded offspring.
    Ftfy.
    This is almost like in Stargate with the ancients being the creators of both the replicators and the wraith who then get wiped out by another plague in which they created.
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    Re: Halo: Cryptum

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    I knew as soon as I heard this guy mention that he loved the idea of "What-ever" he wrote would be considered canon that this book would be ruined by trying to change the existing canon.
    This shit isn't even B-grade talent. Where'd they pick this guy up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVTyrant View Post
    In before they blame this on 343 industries
    Too late, I beat you to it.lol.

    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.


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    Re: Halo: Cryptum

    Quote Originally Posted by Warsaw View Post
    This shit isn't even B-grade talent. Where'd they pick this guy up?
    Apparently 343I went to him to write this stuff up he didn't ask them.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by =sw=warlord View Post
    Apparently 343I went to him to write this stuff up he didn't ask them.
    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.
    Which would explain the apparent lack of creativity. This just makes me facepalm. I hate it when franchises try to mimic each other. Star Wars has its own thing mostly, mainly because it also moves forward and has a central theme to it - the force. Star Trek is simply origin in its own right. Halo was original in its own since as well until now. Sure they had an ancient civilization involved, but the original idea around it made it unique. Now it's just a copycat. I hate it when the gaming industries DON'T dictate what the writer is writing for canonical novels; some writers just can't create any different scenarios with other franchises. Not discrediting Bear or anything (I'm sure he's a good writer), but I seriously wished they would've chosen someone else, maybe even Joseph Staten, Buckell, or Deitz again. OR MAYBE THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE WRITTEN PUBLISHABLE CONTENT ABOUT THE FORERUNNERS IN THE FIRST PLACE.


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    Re: Halo: Cryptum

    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.




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    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...."


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    Re: Halo: Cryptum

    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkHalo003 View Post
    Too late, I beat you to it.lol.

    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.
    The Fall of Reach was a mix of good and dumb. The Flood wasn't any good. First Strike was a similar mix of good and dumb. Halo 2 was an ambitious mess of a story (with a ridiculous talking, rhyming plant monster to boot), and Halo 3's story was also lacking. Reach's story was offensively bad.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by =sw=warlord View Post
    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?
    I'll look forward to any book that exists within the parameters that were created before Bear's and onwards. In other words, I really don't like considering Bear's novel canonical. If the writers try to expand outside the story arcs currently given (excluding Bear's), then this may turn very ugly.


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