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Halo and Art Book Done

On 01/12/2019 at 07:33 PM by KnightDriver

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In my plan to study a decade a month for the year of 2019, I've finished my first book on January's decade 1900-1909 concerning art. Then I finally finished up Halo: Silent Storm, a kind of return to the roots of the Halo story. I hope the same is true of the next game. 

1900: Art at the Crossroads: This is mostly about the art shown at the 1900 Paris Exhibition. What you get here are examples of Art Nouveau, Impressionism and many examples of an older more realistic style and a few looking forward to what will become abstract expressionism, fauvism and surrealism. What interested me most was the few examples of American painters (most of the painters were French in this exhibition), especially Winslow Homer. I have an interest in Maine. I've been there just a few times and liked the rocky coastlines, many islands, and mysty atmosphere. I've always wanted to photograph there, when I can afford it. Late in life, Winslow Homer became a bit of a hermit up in Maine and painted a lot of shorlines, fishermen, and related stuff. I just got a book out of the library on him. I'll get to that after I finish reviewing the decade.


Halo: Silent Storm: Well, we're back with Master Chief before he even gets that title. He's surrounded by his spartan buddies in Blue Team, Green Team and one or two other teams I forget at the moment. They all get inserted into a large ODST battallion with a secret mission to surprise a Covenant Fleet. Only problem is, the human Insurrectionists have compromised the mission with their many spys inside the UNSC. The Spartans have to fend off the conspiracy and try and stop the Covenant from glassing another planet. Sergeant Johnson is a major player too, so we're almost back in Halo: Combat Evolved again. Yeah hah! Just what I always wanted since 343 Industries took over the Halo games. I'm excited that it's possible the next game gets back to what made Halo so great. The world needs a hero, and that hero is you. 



Super Step Contributing Writer

01/12/2019 at 11:51 PM

You should talk to Tami, since she lives in and takes photographs in Maine. 


01/15/2019 at 12:34 AM

I talk to Tamson (new name he's going by now) on Facebook now and again. I'll go visit sometime when I'm more settled in life. As in one Kids in the Hall sketch, it was said, "Too much chaos!". That's my life right now. 

Super Step Contributing Writer

01/15/2019 at 12:45 AM

Oh, I did not know that. I'll start calling him by that name now. 


01/13/2019 at 08:43 AM

There are so many Halo books! I was at my local used book store early this year, looking spend a giftcard. I looked through the whole sci-fi/fantasy section and came across at least four different pockets of Halo books because of the different authors. So many!


01/15/2019 at 12:25 AM

Yea, there are quite a few now. I started following them back when the Halo Graphic Novel came out in 2006. It's been one new novel a year until 343 got hold of the franchise. Now it seems like 2 a year. I'm not sure if I've missed one or not but I think I've read them all now. It's getting near 20 novels all totaled. 

Cary Woodham

01/13/2019 at 07:28 PM

By the way, I saw Minecraft valentines today at Wal-Mart.


01/15/2019 at 12:03 AM

I saw a card just now that says "Won't you be SLIME." Ha ha. I'm always looking for those things in Minecraft because they drop slimeballs from which I can make the ever valuable leashes. Leashes make coralling animals so much easier. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

01/15/2019 at 02:37 AM

That art book sounds really cool! I wish I knew more about art. 


01/15/2019 at 09:32 PM

I'm a photographer mostly, but I like to check out painting as well. 

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