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Spotlight: October 2, 2020

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I'm really, really excited for October. Last year I got a really good taste of what the Halo community does with #Inktober and I cannot wait for this year's results! You better not disappoint me! There's not much from there in *this week's* edition but the month is young. There still is plenty of time. If I can get enough Halo themed Inktober art, maybe I'll do an #Inktober special and only show art from that. We'll see, but for now, let's check out the art!

CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

With the breaking news that Zenimax is joining Microsoft, bringing studios like id Software into the Xbox Game Studios fold, the uptick in Halo and Doom crossovers was noticeable. I sort of love these mashups and blends of franchises though because people have so many different takes on them. Feels only right to use @Mister_Zun's Homecoming as the great example of how welcoming the Halo community has been to Doomguy and his fans. 

Snack Break

I know this is usually a song or music feature but this week I want to show-off the constantly insane antics of the guys over at Termacious Trickocity. Every time I catch a new trick, I think to myself that surely this is it? There's nothing left to do, right? And every time, I'm told to hold my coffee while they do something else that's out of this world cool. If you want to understand what "dedication" is then I'd point to this crew. They spend literally *years* on a single trick that might last a few minutes. Yes, I said years, yes I'm serious. 

"Okay Sam, that's cool and all, but what did they do this time?"

Oh. Right. Sorry, I got sidetracked. Anyways! This time, they managed to get into the cutscene at the end of Halo 3. No big deal. Check it out for yourself! Here's years of work distilled down to a 10 minute video. Well worth the time.

Snicker's Doodles

I babbled enough above, no more wasted time here – let's jump straight in!

The Shadows of Urs, @NodorTheConquer 

Halo as Pokemon, @yrfreakyneighbor

Wolf Soul, @spartanca

MIA, @JohnWarix

Contemplation, @Regret_the_Van

Investigation, @PhenexSFM

Co-op, @regular_clone

Firefight, @SlayWilde

Small Boy, Ready to Fight the Demon, /u/Zhorin343

Master Chief and Arbiter, @TexD41


Among Us, Shadow of Courage

Guardian Undergrowth, /u/WizWog

Target Confirmed, @RedSafer

Red Dead Vaporwave, @nwarin_

Halo, @TheAveryChu

I Would Rather We Spent Our Night Out Here, @Lifeworker343

Going to the Office, @HaleTungsten

October 1st, /u/Ark-777

Infinity Down, @WolfFire1010

Hunt the Truth, @Spvirs

We Trade One Trend for Another, @L0rdShacks

Spartan, @goodguywooper

Wort Wort Wort, @Tubby_Central

 
Smooth Jazz, @exclamation_mok

Master Bean, /u/Skolwes 

Welcome to the Club, @ediskrad327

Cold Storage, @greywolfxn

Halfpipe, @dagger6art

Deployment, @DrStrange_117

Hell on Halo, @bajibaji32791

EOD Spartan, /u/BlueGhost_7

Doom x Halo, @Dreaded_Balloon

Homemade

Sketches, minifigs, and more abound in this section dedicated to lovingly crafted works of art. I am forever blown away by how talented the Halo community is. 

Stippling Master Chief, /u/AvianTiger117

Noble Team, @VGC117

Energy Sword in the Stone, /u/pwnkakez

UNSC Marine Outpost, @Spiteful1252


ODST, @voidspawn01

Grunt Birthday Party Skull, @RECEPTOR 17


The Dark Halo, @zapper_dj

Halo 3: ODST, @SpartanZeus293

Gravemind, /u/SketchNoteSky

Master Chief, @SamuelBrookman

Jega 'Rdomnai, @MixBrixMinifigs

Jul 'Mdama, @EleanEquisde

Halo Infininte, @NotRBNOW

If They Were the Desperate Measures, What Does That Make Us?, /u/dovahkiin0117

Remember Reach, @prismatica7

Armada, @GeekToyLove

The Guardian, @LuminousCactuz

Master Chief, @AylaNahimana

Buck, @343_Protocol

Spartan, /u/Fox_with_a_DC-17

Picture Perfect

Grab your camera, strike a pose, and say cheese! Then add them to the scrapbook to share with others, like these artists did. 📸

To War, @oSh3Wolfo

Dutch, @adamc_vp

Video Games, @xb1webrider

Halo 3: ODST, @S3ONI

Sacrifice, @Lady_Dyaus

Sweet Rolls

It's October so there is no excuse for not having snacks, there's so many options right now! 

Starting off strong with @NickBrickBuilds' LEGO M6G Magnum. Yes, you heard me right. The Halo: Reach magnum is fully built out of building blocks *and* it has a working slide with a removeable magazine. I don't know about you but... I want it.

I want to install this mod on my PC to play @RejectedShotgun's mod purely so I can be a cute little Engineer and float around. In a nutshell, this is Halo 3: ODST and Halo 3 somehow merged together. If you wanted to play ODST customs, but couldn't because, well, ODST doesn't have custom multiplayer, then you definitely want to take a look at this and check it out. 

For those of you looking for some fun Halo 5 Forge maps, but with a DOOM twist, @AlexRcreations has just the thing for you. He called this "Slayers Lair" and with the amount of red and lava I see, I'd say it's pretty apt. If you want to download it for yourself, you can grab it from this Halo Waypoint link

Based after the glassing of Reach (I'd say "spoiler alert" but you've had either 10 years, or almost 1, to play it and I think the statute of limitations on spoilers is long past), The Lost Wolves follows @HaloFollowercom's Jeta Team's adventures. For those that prefer to keep it PG, do note the mild language advisory but otherwise, this is very well done!

If there's one thing that holds true, it's that Blur's work on Halo 2: Anniversary cutscenes is top notch. How do you improve on that? It's tough but creating a dub of the cutscene in your language is always a great thing. I'm so glad @TurnedMeat shared this video created for/by the @HaloEspana community. If you've ever wanted to hear, "I need a weapon." in Spanish, now's your chance.

Petits Fours

Last, but certainly not least, extra treats!

Doodle's Snickers

I don't know how many of you spent any sort of time over on the Animal Crossing subreddit pre-Animal Crossing New Horizons launch so you'll just have to believe me when I say that @SCHMENTS's Froggy Chair is everything. I love this so, so much and immediately shared it to my ACNH friends. 

Fin

Wrap it up, put a bow on it, however you want to say it – that's the end of this week's Halo Community Spotlight! The latest form to fill out if your content is in this Spotlight can be found here. Please remember that skins and nameplates are sent out a week after the blog is published so be on the lookout near the end of next week! Also? Bring me all your Halo-related #Inktober content. I have been looking forward to this all year!

Ciao! xx
--Sam

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