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Alpha Halo (archive)
by Rtas 'Vadum
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I got halfway through typing this, and then realized I have zero people following me and my updates. Why bother? I dunno, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Who knows, you might learn something interesting. And swearing is not allowed apparently.

Alright guys. Today is August 19, 2012. I joined May 12, 2008. That feels like so long ago. That's about how WWI was fought for. That was longer than Lincoln's time as president (and every one-term president too, but Lincoln served for 49 months instead of 48). My last posted creation was on January 29, 2011. My last comment was in November 2011. Why is my account still here? I'll ramble on about for awhile while Journey plays in the background. Yes, I have Don't Stop Believin' on my playlist, but Faithfully and Lights are beautiful songs, and Anyway You Want It is all happy and upbeat and fun to sing. I am a decent singer. Playing piano since summer of 2007 helps. Don't Stop Believin' is a little bit overrated (Thanks Glee. Nobody loves you.). Anyway, that date is for me to look at if/when I delete my account. I probably won't because of all the broken links that would arise from it, plus I like the idea of Internet archives and the like. ANYWAY, I'm pretty much done with MOCpages. It's not like it's a bad site or anything like that, but it's so slow half the time and barely anyone has anything to say. Constructive criticism and constructive praise are the best forms of feedback. Unfortunately, nobody leaves that kind of, much less any, feedback unless you join a(g64, g64) groups and post every day. Sorry, but I have real life to deal with. If I'm spending time doing anything involving LEGO, it'll be building or looking at the awesome stuff on Brickshelf and Eurobricks. Brickshelf doesn't have any conversation or comment feature, and its search isn't a massive charlie foxtrot like the here. Eurobricks is actually mature. Like, people use proper grammar! Holy crap! Who does that? Okay, the people from Asia and Eastern Europe could do better, but English is totally different from their native tongues, so I deem it perfectly acceptable. Language is a really cool thing, by the way. No word in one language ever has a perfectly exact translation. Why am I typing this? Am I trying to get thoughts out into the world? Am I trying to leave a message for future people? Well here goes: Skynet is bad. Clone kiddies: please stop. Stop it right now. Yes, I know I sound like a hypocrite because I made seperate pages for all my Halo guys, but the Covenant species are all actual creations. They're more than fancily customized minifigs. My UNSC guys on the other hand are just like the clone kiddies' stuff, but I wanted to keep things consistent. So yeah, I probably shouldn't be talking, but I was once stupid. To all the readers who wanted me to make rubberband gun mechanisms: I'm sorry. I'm like VGCats when it comes to updating (zing!) and now I think that LEGO guns are kind of a waste of time. It sucks up all your black bricks too, which is really inconvenient. I remember vaguely when groups were started. I joined Gun Smiths. The only admin of the group got banned because he threatened to hack the site. Hilarious. There was discussion and speculation of Modern Warfare 2 going on. Back when Call of Duty was dropped from the title. I shouldn't feel old, but I do. Of course, it doesn't help the Treyarch and Infinity Ward churn out the same game every year with different skins on the guns. Bungie actually made an effort. Here's hoping Halo 4 will turn out awesome! Next time I read this, they'll have shown the trailers for 5. That's crazy if you think about it. I should probably stop now. My Journey playlist has just finished Separate Ways and is about to start Lights. I will see you in several years, MOCpages homepage! But not the readers. I'll probably never see you. I hope I don't. Could you imagine? "Oh, hey! You're that nobody from the Internet!". Gosh. That would be awful. Alright, Rtas out. Forever. Ish. Now that I think about it, my username is so dumb. I could probably put my real name, address, and phone number, and no one would ever find it. That's a bad idea though, so I'll stick with stupid Rtas 'Vadum for the time being. Then again, I started with Halo stuff, so maybe not that stupid. Well, whatever. Don't take anything else here too seriously. I have matured exponentially since I joined. Just laugh at past me. Or don't. You might want to leave now. I mean, you've seen everything worth reading. Bye! Actually, one final for real this time thing: the last update before this one:

COMING SOON

Trigger and firing mechs for brick and rubberband guns; full-auto, semi-auto, and single-shot/bolt-action (you can add a magazine to single-shot brick firing pistols, thus making it bolt-action). I know, I actually need to make those. That's been up for a long time.

ABOUT ME

I am a Halo fan and I've made most vehicles from Halo 3. My next project is a Covenant Vampire, Locust, or lots of Micro-Scale stuff. I think I'm done with minifigures though. I never thought they turned out that well, minus my Drone. I always liked it. Full-scale vehicles, however, will continue to be built. Next up will be the Halo: Reach vehicles. I'll be totally honest, Reach looks like it's gonna be great. Forge World, Firefight 2.0 and the space mission alone make it look like it can last for 5 years without getting old. Black Ops is a rehash of World at War, but with more modern guns. I was kind of excited at first for Russian Zombies, but it's just W@W zombies with updated graphics. Gears of War 3... bleh. I played through GOW 2, and it sucked. This was campaign for me: find cover, pick off targets at range with sniper, or use Hammerburst II at closer range or charge in with the funny machine pistol. Too repetitive.

I also make lego guns, though most aren't very good and are instantly destroyed after a testfire. That, or they break and I get depressed and don't feel like staring over again. Anyway, most of my old guns that start "Q-x3" or "V-x7" are not good at all. Look at them and laugh at the me from a couple years ago. The V-27 is my personal favorite out of all my guns. The rest are bolt-action, semi-automatic, and single-shot. Bolt-action brick guns are easy to make, single shots are easier, and semi-auto rubberband guns are a piece of pie. Bolt-, lever-, or pump-action rubberband guns are much more difficult to make.

SHAMELESS SELF-ADVERTISEMENT

Be sure to check out my awesome Wraith, Banshee, Wolverine, and V-27 Machine Pistol.


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