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Girls Love Halo Interview – Boys Edition with Sal

After all the wonderful Interviews that I have done with the ladies, I thought it might be time to open this segment to the men as well. Let them put their 2 cents in.

First up is my good friend Sal aka Forerunner Omega. We met on Instagram in 2013 over our shared interest in Halo and in particular the taking screenshots part of Halo. We have also been in 2 clans together and have had many great Halo sessions. That was mostly back in the Halo 4 days, when I still had time to stay up until the morning. Sal is a very artsy person, a graphic designer with a big nerdy collection of figures from all sorts of games or shows. Sometimes he gives them a special paint job too. He has done a lot for the community by creating logos or wallpapers for free. The IG Girls Love Halo logo for example was made by him. To me he is the original Fotus guy. He rocks this armor since forever. And he still creates beautiful screenshots which you will see throughout the Interview. So, without further ado, let the man tell you his story. Enjoy!

1. When did you start playing Halo?

My first experience to play Halo was when my friend bought Halo on the launch day. I never thought I would see anything as amazing as this. It was my first experience into any type of shooter game/genre. I only got to the part when Chief meets the flood that day. I didn’t get any type of Xbox console sadly until 2007.  So I missed out on playing online gaming for Halo 1 through 3. Halo Reach was the first game that I did any online gaming but that sadly wasn’t until 2008. ^-^.

2. If you could choose to be one character of the Halo universe, who would you be?

If Red VS Blue counts as well I would have to say Agent Washington because I always thought he was badass and his personality is like mine from what all my friends tell me.

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3. Do you have a favorite Halo quote?

It probably has to be when Master Chief met the Didact for the first time in Halo 4. Just that exact line gave me goosebumps. Especially how the helmet just wrap his head.

“The forerunners… have returned… This Tomb … is now yours“– Didact (Forerunner Mission)

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Fist of the Unicorn feat. Our Love 4 Halo and Girls Love Halo Giveaway

Fotu Gewinnspiel Gewinne

The first Fist of the Unicorn Giveaway has started. To enter, follow the steps explained below. Only people who follow the rules will be considered entries.

  1. You need an Instagram account.
  2. You must follow Girls Love Halo and Our Love 4 Halo.
  3. To enter, re-post the official Giveaway picture that is posted on Instagram on your account using the hashtag #fistoftheunicorngiveaway.
  4. Tag both accounts in the picture.

The Giveaway starts on Friday the 5th when I make the post on Instagram. You have the whole weekend to enter. There will be a post on Sunday the 7th when it’s closed. I will pick the winners on Monday the 8th randomly in a video. There will be 3 winners. Each winner will be contacted by me via direct message on Instagram. If you don’t reply with your shipping address within 24 hours I will pick someone else. Also, I will check with each winner if the rules of the Giveaway were followed. If not your entry won’t count and someone else gets picked.

And now to the interesting part….the actual Giveaway 🙂

First person to get picked wins this:

Fotu Gewinnspiel Locke Cotroller und Spiel

A wireless Xbox One Limited Edition Locke controller and a Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians game. The game is a german version but the language setting contains english audio.

Second person to get picked wins this:

Fotu Gewinnspiel Hoodie und Cap

A Xbox One Hoodie (Size Large) and a Xbox One Cap.

Third person to get picked wins this:

Fotu Gewinnspiel Halo 5 Spiel

A Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians game. The game is a german version but the language setting contains english audio.

Good Luck!

Fluke of the Narwal – A Mystery

I just recently finished playing H2A campaign in co-op with my boyfriend. Dear god that was fun! I think it has been over 6 years since I last played that game. I couldn’t even remember parts of certain levels. But that was kinda cool cause it felt like playing a new game.The cut scenes, remastered by Blur Studios, are just breathtaking. Look at the Gravemind! Woah! I was constantly delighted. And the sound of the weapons: Dang…the Sniper Rifle and I love the sound of the Brute Shot.

But now on to my main topic. On the level Outskirts I saw a poster which excited me very much:

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If you remember the story behind the name of my blog you’ll see why this is so exciting. If you haven’t read it yet and have no clue what I’m talking about, go to About and check it out.

We don’t know when the band Fist of the Unicorn was founded, but we do know or must assume that SPC Van Kalletta and PVC Dimitrov were killed during the events that took place on Installation 04. That was around September 19th, 2552. The events in Halo 2 take place in the same year, shortly after the events of the book First Strike (section 1, chapter 5-11, September 22th, 2552).
My guess is Fist of the Unicorn were quite famous and were not only known on the Pillar of Autumn before it got destroyed. It appears that some unknown guys on earth founded a cover band of the Fist of the Unicorn. It’s name? Fluke of the Narwal. As you can see on the poster the gig is sold out, either meaning they had a pretty big fan base or were playing in a small venue…I think it’s the first.

So we have two bands with completely weird names. One about the fist of a magical, fictional animal, the other about the fluke of a badass, very real animal. What do they both have in common? The horn, that says: „There’s no shitting me pal. If you piss me off, I will impale you.“

What strikes me as odd is the following:

  • The correct spelling is Narwhal, not Narwal. Why the misspelling? In german Narwal would be correct by the way.
  • During my research for this article I found an entry on the bungie forums that concerns Narwhals. It seems pretty random and the author is anonymous/deleted. It was posted in 2008. 3 years before Halo CE: Anniversary (Fist of the Unicorn) came out and 6 years before Halo 2: Anniversary (Fluke of the Narwal) came out.

Here is the Link.

So did someone at 343 read this some day and thought „Oh man, we could name the cover band like that.“ But why would anyone from 343 browse the bungie forum? I mean it would make sense if you were, let’s say a former Bungie employee. If you, let’s say, had maybe had the job of content manager at Bungie back in the days. If you, let’s say, had the name of Frank O’Connor.

It makes even more sense, since Maxi, a friend of mine who was with me in L.A. at Halofest, asked Frank O’Connor about Fluke of the Narwal during an Interview. He was all professional and talked about this and that but never answered the question. So my guess is: Frank O’Connor is behind the running gag of the Unicorn and created or gave the idea to Fluke of the Narwal. I might be terribly wrong but unless Frank doesn’t state otherwise I’ll believe it.

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artwork by jezkemp  (www.jezkemp.co.uk)

 

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