There is only a week left until Halo 2 becomes a small stepping stone to the massive expansion of it’s sequel. Nostalgia is setting in hard. For me, the short length of 3 years seems like an eternity as I stumbled through the various clans I inhabited back in the day before Tied the Leader. Tied the Leader itself has expanded and evolved so much in such a short time. Throughout this expansion, we have maintained our same camaraderie for our team mates and opponents, and tried the bring the best experience we could to everyone. We are hoping to pay tribute to the past by using what we have learned over the years to lead us into the strange and unexplored lands of Halo 3. Others are going a bit further…
One of our own Gunslingers, Blood Fenix recently got a tattoo that would help him remember his Halo experience. The image, designed by ChubbyHands, our resident artist that deals in pencil lead, depicts shoulder skin be ripped back, revealing spartan armor underneath. There is no doubt that Halo 2 has played a major role in the lives of a lot of people. Whether it was your escape from the work week, the means of building a community, or the breaking storyline that got you interested in video games, it seems we will all have memories of how Halo 2 has affected us. For many communities, it was the platform for a fellowship that would lead to many friendships and real life meetings that followed.
Many people have chose to remember their good games by marking their bodies with a Halo memento. From small halo symbols, like the one above inked on ChickaChicka, to original comic pieces that stretch down your calf (like the highly popular one on The Don Wan’s leg, below), whatever the size, or the design, the meaning of the image means much more than a simple color change on your body.
Tattoos are of course a personal choice of the individual getting them. Some people love to get them, others only get one REALLY meaningful one, and some avoid them at all costs. My question to you, avid wearer of Mjolnir, is what will you do to remember Halo 2? Will you throw it in your 360 from time to time and reminisce about the woes of Backwash, and heavy BR battles on Warlock, or will you go to your local tattoo parlor at get a picture of a Grunt waving, inked on your back end?
I am sure we will all remember good times had in the previous iteration of our new found digital crack. There will always be a pastime for Halo 2 on this blog. There is no forgetting what has happened in the halls of Headlong or the streets of Turf.
In the meantime though, there is still a week left, and you will see me and other Gunslingers online. There will be no calm before this storm. We plan to go out with a bang and get in some final good games with this game while we have the chance. See you in pregame.