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Steve Northrop
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Attended Casa Grande U of M & Hard Knocks
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When I first saw the two trailers, the juxtaposition of Chief vs Locke as a hint at gameplay. In HALO 2, the player gets to switch between the Chief & the Arbiter. In Guardians I believe the choices will be similar in that you'll get to choose to play either as the Chief or Locke. Unlike previous iterations of HALO though, I think your decisions will have consequences similar to Mass Effect that will lead to differing outcomes in gameplay. How that would play out in future HALO titles I don't know, but it seems a likely possibility, though I'm not sure it would be an attractive option to be able to play the usurper as the Master Chief has been the focal icon of the franchise, but if 343 is willing to kill off Cortana, they might feel justified in shaking up the very foundation of the HALO universe and have other characters such as Locke carry the load in the future.
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Someday an entire time line correlation will need to be done.
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I may try this other calibers too. I've got lots of brass.
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I spent much of the early & mid 80's working with Raptors & caught my first Red Tail in Hayward CA in '85. I spent over a year working at the SF Zoo at the ARC, feeding, caring for and flying their Raptors as a volunteer. one of the few activities in my life that brought a sense of peace that has proven damn difficult to replicate.

I know your story and in some ways mine has paralells I won't go into, suffice to say, I've kept track from afar and a few times we shared the same general real estate. I write this on my 53 birthday while reflecting on past motivations and justifications, searching for future endeavors. Knowing that my experience is truly the only thing I can call my own I try to zero in on what I can offer those around me, that has any value. 

With that, I wish you continued success with your Birds. Good luck.
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I enjoy your insights and conjecture on the HALO universe and it's intricacies. My Sons introduced me to HALO Combat Evolved, shortly after it's release and I was immediately caught up in something that had been in my imagination since I was a kid in the sixties. Yeah, I'm over fifty and the 'augmented super soldier' is something that has rattled around in my brain since I was about eight years old. My friends and I while growing up read tons of SF and were fans of this genre forever. HALO has been the closest thing to what I envisioned when I was younger than I've ever come across and I look forward to every book, video game, short story, (of which I've got a couple) and video. My Sons call me a HALO geek, a banner I fly proudly. Keep it up.
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Funny but can I humbly remind you who is first to fight?
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I understand the decision simply on the merits you explained here, although i have reservations about DHS as an entity in its own right. Truthfully, it's just another layer of Federal bureaucracy and a poor response to the events of 9/11, just as was the TSA and the PATRIOT Act. The GOP is in a lot of trouble as the perception of not keeping the trust placed in them by the elections of '14 is being seen as misplaced. The people are getting tired of being burned by those that claim Conservative principles, yet do not follow in their actions. Sometime soon, a line must be drawn and defended no matter the consequence before everyone loses faith.
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Is it sad I'm impressed with the TIG welding on this beast?
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Best cover ever, though my Red is turnin' white, my neck is still red. Love it.
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Locke is most likely the guy interrogating Halsey during the intro to HALO 4. "The ones before were ONI, but you, you're something else."
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That's my Boy! Got his arm around a cardboard cut out.
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So my Son showed me your work and I'm a fan. I used to work as a Blacksmith/Boilermaker in the Bay Area several years ago and tried my hand at a couple swords that came out ... Okay, but not as nice as I wanted. Time & cost were the two most hindering factors I ran into. One of the pipe dreams I had was to do all twelve Swords of Power from the Fred Saberhagen series. Each Sword had it's own unique characteristics and design. I'd love to see them made. Waddya think?
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Used to bend nails for a living
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Best thing I.ve ever done in my life is marry my wife & together we've raised 2 remarkable sons
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