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Solo with a Spartan-Chapter 1: A new Agenda

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:25 am    Post subject: Solo with a Spartan-Chapter 1: A new Agenda Reply with quote

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Solo with a Spartan-Chapter 1: A new Agenda
Posted by Forerunner's Advocate (sttrooper87100@yahoo.com)
30 September 2004, 2:07 AM

http://halosn.bungie.org/fanfic/?story=forerunners_.0930040207321.html
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I seem to be in a good mood this morning, but I still can't tell you outright. Visit the "directions for use" link.
Work on your paragraphing a bit. Like, separate your dialogue up into separate paragraphs. Detail too. Whenever you have these characters doing something, tell us what there doing and describe it to an extent with more details. You seemed a little repedetive in there as well.
Also, watch your PoV. You seemed to switch a little between first person and third person, so just stick to one. I woul recommend third, it is better to read.
Now, as for your "main character" liking certain weapons, I suppose that is alright. But Marines have specific things that they usually do in a unit, so you might tighten down on that sort of thing.
"plasma pulse rifle", well, we just call 'em plasma rifles.
As for your dialogue, I have a few suggestions. Make it a little more reaslistic. I just didn't get the feeling of talking between military people. Second, add some puncuation in there.
Now about that mission... well, I'm not sure. John, I think, would go alone rather than with a teammate, but, hmm... Also, well, I just think John would have chosen slightly differing words. Spartans are pretty exclusive about who they accept as a true teammate.

Overall, it was pretty good, but some mistakes in there kinda took away from the total story. Work on grammar and spelling mistakes, and keep practicing.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 6:03 pm    Post subject: Thanks for constructive critisizm Reply with quote

Well thanks for the great tips. This is my first story about the Halo-verse (or any other verse actually) so I expected a few errors. But about teaming up with John it might be a welcome change for him because he says a few times in the book The Flood that he would have liked his team with him again. (later in the story events will unfold that make it more believeable...)

Thanks again,
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

please please please times a squillion, do NOT put all the dialog into one paragraph, it's just too damn confusing trying to figure out who's saying what, sure you might think "hey i understand it so they should too" but NO, it's your story and it's in your head and we don't even wanna go whats in your head Wink so please, from now on, just start right now, DO NOT PUT IT ALL IN ONE PARAGRAPH. seperate by lines, thank you
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great story overall, a couple of spelling errors, but no one is perfect Wink I'm anxious to see what Corporal Campbell and the chief are going to be up too.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's some potential, unlike some of the other ficks I've seen today.

Well, I'll only say this - needs some tweaking. A friend would point that out easily - take it to a buddy, have him or her read it out loud. That could catch everything.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:21 am    Post subject: Thanks To All!! Reply with quote

Hey I have written a new version of the same story and worked out most of the bugs. I made it more "military" as mc's cousin put it. And I took out Captain Keyes because he would be dead at the time this story occurs. Hope you all like the next one better. By the way it is the same story but the "new" first chapter will lead into the story so much better.
Thank you all for reading this and the New revised version will be called a new breed of spartan.

Enjoy,
F.A.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I was gonna read this, but now that you say a better one is coming out, I'll just wait for that one.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not bad. I'll give it a 7/10. There are a lot of errors and formatting problems, but otherwise, it has potential. Nough said.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:30 am    Post subject: New Name Reply with quote

I thought I'd better tell you the new name of the series it is calle A New Breed of Spartan.

Enjoy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was pretty good for a first-timer. Your beginning started out a little too formal and then made a complete flip-flop over to super casual, that's a little much for one chapter. You only have to say "Spartan 117 or Master Chief" one time. Just listen to the advice of people like MCC and you'll do fine.

It is my great opinion that there is no better feeling than running over a grunt with a corvette! Too bad it wastes gas...
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