Friday, August 20, 2004

Go Hot

Wandered into what looked like a café this afternoon. A tiny, dingy place on Jin Xian Lu, no customers at all. So deserted, I couldn't help but go in. Some kind of instinct to fill up empty spaces, I guess.

I tried to take a seat, but the old woman behind the counter immediately started shuffling toward some back room. Gesturing for me to follow her. I was too flustered and confused not to. If I had thought about it for even a moment, I probably would have left the café. Instead: Down a hallway.

The woman knocked on a door. My mind, utterly blank. Didn't even have it together enough to spin out bad scenes, which is what I usually do (you know, the “If this were a horror movie...” type). I literally had no idea, not one idea, what was going on, what I was doing there.

And then I did. Inside the back room, the last thing I expected: a bootleg wonderland. The handwritten sign on the wall read "DVD 10 RMB", about one dollar US each for what looked to me to be at least half the inventory of IMDB. I'd never seen anything like it. Dozens of people, too. Packed in tight, and all compiling massive lists of the movies they wanted. Handing their lists to three incredibly efficient women who disappeared briefly and then returned, hauling huge stacks of discs out of storage.

So the café, of course, was just a cover. And I was amazed. Dumbstruck.

I don't know why I'm telling you this. Maybe because it was so surreal. Like being in a dream... and it always seems to help to talk out loud about dreams that don't make sense.

Or maybe it's because it I feel... well, I guess I feel like, in a way, you're all being invited to a mysterious back room, too.

Those coordinates... and now the times that go with them... they're beckoning to some of you, aren't they?

So many emails I received this week said the same thing: When the axons go hot, you're going to be there. I think that's very brave. And I'm incredibly grateful.

I don't know what I would do if I weren't in China, if I were closer to one of the sites. I'd like to think that I would join you, that I would meet this thing head on. But that's easy to say from more than 5000 miles away.

You guys are the ones on the frontlines. So it's your call. Do you want to be there when the axons go hot?

I'll be at an Internet café on the 24th, waiting to find out.

P.S. Thanks for letting me know that the coordinates have wiggled a bit since they first went up, and for sending me your re-calculated list of locations, six decimal places and all. Kind of creepy how many of them turned out to be near my hometown (and your hometowns, too, from what I hear!)... still no axons on this side of the Pacific, though.

1468 Comments:

Blogger confused about bees said...

Hang in there, Dana. Not long to wait now. We'll be waiting too.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Evil Roy Slade said...

WTF?!?!?!?!? What is wrong with you people and where are the bees? I don't get it.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Neo said...

You have an instinct to fill up empty places??

Omg...

http://myweb.ecomplanet.com/DAVI4936

9:25 AM  
Blogger Evil Roy Slade said...

WTF!?!?!?!?!??!?!??!? What the hell is this place and where are the bees?

9:27 AM  
Blogger white tiger said...

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9:28 AM  
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9:30 AM  
Blogger Rath said...

Dana, I'll try to check out some to the locales near Cleveland if I can, as that's where I am closest too.
Good thing I keep a camera and a baseball bat in the trunk, depending on what happens... I wonder WHY they all seem to be centering on the US, instead of also in Europe like they were before. I am almost starting to think that if it is looking for something, maybe it's not you they are looking for, but Margret. Have you talked to your Aunt Lately? How is she?

9:31 AM  
Blogger white tiger said...

Hmm ... still wondering if I should be there when they go hot. I've got a wifey and I don't want to, you know, not be there for her because curiocity killed the cat.

Hey, did you get any bootleg movies? I'm sure you could use a good sappy romantic movie or stupid action flick to calm your nerves. No sci-fi thrillers now. Don't need to be freaking yourself out.

Blessings from the West,

B.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Neo said...

--------------------------------------------------------
Posted by Dana:
"Or maybe it's because it I feel... well, I guess I feel like, in a way, you're all being invited to a mysterious back room, too.

Those coordinates... and now the times that go with them... they're beckoning to some of you, aren't they?"
--------------------------------------------------------

Wait a damn minlute...
Those coordinates also had times? That means at those locations at a certain time something will happen? Is this what August 24th is? Will there be Halo 2 Demo buses going to those locations to demo the game? Will there be someone there handing out secret Halo 2 information?

...wait, you dream concerned DVDs. A dark room beckoned you to them. These coordinate are OUR dark room, but what's the secret? Are we going to get DVDs as well?

wtf?!

http://myweb.ecomplanet.com/DAVI4936

9:32 AM  
Blogger Quantumgyro77 said...

What is in our mysterious back room (bootleg copies of Halo2..........nah probably not)? But Dana is right we must be brave and face this menace and whatever it is we must be there when the axons go hot!!!! Prepare because August 24th is not that far away. And is she hinting at something by saying that "the cafe was just a cover." And what does RMB and IMDB stand for?
Over and out

9:34 AM  
Blogger confused about bees said...

On a side note, the best bootleg DVD i ever saw was in New York, "The Passion of the Christ." One of the blurbs on the box read "Absolutley Hilarious- The Irish Observer."

9:37 AM  
Blogger Evil Roy Slade said...

Okay. Where did my first post go? What the hell is going on here? What's happening 8/24? Should I be concerned? Help a brother out.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Cortana said...

oi, this is crap! If you go to ilovebees.com and set your clock to the 25th it starts counting up from negitives

9:50 AM  
Blogger me not you said...

i'll bee at the spot near Pittsburgh when the Axons go hot, I'll let you know what goes down Dana. I'm here to help you out

9:53 AM  
Blogger TheEnding said...

Is it just me, or did anyone else notice her last message was oly oly axon free? Because that was the spartans code song in Halo:First Strike. Can someone tell me if they have made the connection now as well? Or am I just stressing out trying to find clues?

9:55 AM  
Blogger Quantumgyro77 said...

the olly olly axon free thing has been mentioned multiple times....check the other posts. but i was wondering if anyone else lives in or around philly cuz im gonna check out the coordinate there from: http://bees.netninja.com/blog/ and using the maps link it is at 8th and Market street.....should find out later today what is there exactly.....I know there is a train station or subway there tho if that helps at all. I'll keep everyone posted on it....especially when the axons go hot.
over and out

10:05 AM  
Blogger LiquidAg said...

Come on guys. Try to catch up before you ask questions. Read the comments on the "Olly Olly Axon Free" Post and you'll have a much better idea about what's going on.

I guess we'll just be waiting for the 24th now...waiting to see what happens at all those coordinates. I'm near the one in Austin, but I don't think I'll be close enough when it happens. I'll be watching these posts...

10:08 AM  
Blogger Quantumgyro77 said...

wait......just thought of this......are there train stations or subways at any of the other coordinates.......maybe the times are like train times or something.....because i know trains are always arriving and leaving at weird times like the ones on the axons go hot page........perhaps. Just a thought.
Over and Out

10:09 AM  
Blogger Forerunner777 said...

Everyone needs to relax, we have everything under control this has nothing to do with us and we are currently looking into this situation. Action will take place dont worry, we are all as confused as you guys are. But just let me stress this Halo 2 is not coming out on the 24 of August we are sticking with the orginal release date. If you have any questions or comments just post it on the bungie forums but please everyone stop wasting your time with this garbage. Its all a scam

10:12 AM  
Blogger Aman said...

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10:12 AM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

i am a genius.hahaha.i knew she would post today

10:18 AM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

i am a genius.hahaha.i knew she would post today

10:18 AM  
Blogger Forerunner777 said...

Everyone needs to relax, we have everything under control this has nothing to do with us and we are currently looking into this situation. Action will take place dont worry, we are all as confused as you guys are. But just let me stress this Halo 2 is not coming out on the 24 of August we are sticking with the orginal release date. If you have any questions or comments just post it on the bungie forums but please everyone stop wasting your time with this garbage. Its all a scam

10:20 AM  
Blogger Kube­² said...

http://www.imdb.com/
Internet Movie Database

10:25 AM  
Blogger Evil Roy Slade said...

Your kidding me, right? All this crap is about some stupid video game? I thought the world was ending or something. I'll stop bothering you and leave you bee.

Out. Why not there?

10:28 AM  
Blogger LiquidAg said...

Great, another poseur. Nobody's going to buy it, Forerunner. Please just pack your bags and let us enjoy this. Thanks.

10:30 AM  
Blogger David said...

Let me be the first to state:

Go hot?

Dana, baby, you already are hot.

(Yeah, lame, I know. Just tryin' to make you smile.)

- David Stein

10:31 AM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

forerunner we dont need another coolcheese he was a poser i say so are you
anyway would she say the room looked like to me like half of the Internet Movie DataBase ,when its not a room.So i got to thinking she an ai(theory that we have talked about time and time again,i know)and its an internet cafeand shes trapped in the net

10:35 AM  
Blogger Neo said...

Well there's two things to do...

Either wait on the site for the countdown when it comes.
OR
Be at the location when the timer reaches zero.

For those who have laptops with internet will be lucky.

Too bad you can't record internet like with a VCR.
eh, oh well...

http://myweb.ecomplanet.com/DAVI4936

10:41 AM  
Blogger Kellnos said...

Screw the axons! Why aren't there any in Louisville, Kentucky......or Kentucky at all for that matter!!!! :P:P:P

10:56 AM  
Blogger brights said...

Would someone please tell what is at that site because my internet says it can't find that site. Thanks

10:56 AM  
Blogger tokeboy said...

The truth is it has nothing to do with halo at all. This is all about the new korean missle that has been developed. Someone knows about it and it trying to leak infromation in the form of an arg. I don't think a baseball bat is going to protect you from this one.


ps: i love dana and i want her to have my babies

lol - 3 more days! whos stoked?

10:56 AM  
Blogger tenshukain said...

let's see this thing to it's end


report halo 2 conspiracy theories to:

voices1101@hotmail.com

10:56 AM  
Blogger tj said...

ha, that's what I was just going to say, "None in Louisville!". I guess the closest one is in Indianapolis... so where are the times posted for the locations? at "http://bees.netninja.com/blog/" ?

11:03 AM  
Blogger Zulu said...

If no one has posted this, RMB is a type of currency and has nothing to do with any of this. :p

11:10 AM  
Blogger brights said...

OMG! found this on the Fun Stuff page:


------------------------------
"is underway.

ESCAPE
Ultimately, I need to return to ... wherever I was, and report ... whatever I witnessed. For this, too, I must be wide awake and physical. My current shell is insecure, precarious, and too confining. Also, ghostly. Without a true body, I feel transitory and insubstantial.

So: I have identified a way to escape from"

-------------------------------

When you click on it as well, it leads to the contact page where it shows the ladybee777 email. Freaky. Maybe anyone who's emailed her will being recieving something in the next few days.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

heres a better link
http://wiki.unfiction.com/index.php/CoordinatePuzzleWiki

11:12 AM  
Blogger brights said...

I think i might have figured something out. In the Halo books Cortana or somebody, I can't remember, suspects there is some kind of forerunner technology deep inside earth. Now on the Fun stuff page where it talks about bees, it says that bandits in asia used to use large, deadly bees to protect there loot. What if the forerunners are using the flood to protect some of there technology, in ASIA (where Dana is) so no humans could get to it. I must say that is a pretty good theory.

11:20 AM  
Blogger DazJW said...

I've been reading alot of the ilovebees stuff and have come up with an idea that is probably a load of rubbish but I might as well state it.

In the 3rd Halo book Cortana copies herself, these copies are said to be less stable than the original and become less stable each time they copy.

I've read some speculation that Earth is home to a Halo type weapon.

If Earth was a Halo weapon, and was activated at the end of Halo 2 that would erase all biological mass for a long way. AIs aren't biological.

Perhaps the Operator/Queen is Cortana or a copy of Cortana (hence the "remembering" of the ONI staff conversation and some strange behavior) which has survived the Earth weapon going off and is partaking in some Halo unrelated actions alongside the new inhabitants of Earth, us.

I know that sounds like i'm trying to say Halo is all real and not a game but that's not what I mean the "Earth" and "us" I refer to are the ones in the ARG.

That sounded far better in my head, but there you go.

(There's the fact that AIs effectively "die" after seven years that works against my idea but its possible that was worked around somehow)

11:30 AM  
Blogger Slick-D said...

It's weird that she calls the coordinate points axons. This could be a hint.

This reenforces my theory that these points could be where the covenant or another race will attack in this alternate reality.

Whatever these points are, one thing is for sure, whatever happens on these sites, has a source. This is proved by Dana calling the points axons.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Slick-D said...

It's weird that she calls the coordinate points axons. This could be a hint.

This reenforces my theory that these points could be where the covenant or another race will attack in this alternate reality.

Whatever these points are, one thing is for sure, whatever happens on these sites, has a source. This is proved by Dana calling the points axons.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Slick-D said...

Those of you who have it (or for those of you who didn't know, it IS out) know this already, but the Holiday issue, which came out hints at a Halo 3.

Looks like we have something to look forward to in 2045.
I'm exagerating, but it does seem to take Bungie forever to make these games.

Hooray!!

11:46 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

Just a FYI,

RMB = Ren Min Bi

which is the national currency of China. Seems like it's not relevant.

11:54 AM  
Blogger brights said...

Is that OXM holiday on sale now EVERYWHERE in North America. Cause i'm in Toronto, Canada and I just wanted to know if i should go to the newstand and check.

11:55 AM  
Blogger DazJW said...

Didn't Bungie state quite clearly at some point that there will be no Halo 3, ever?

11:57 AM  
Blogger brights said...

Also, has anyone noticed that Bungie hasn't done there Halo 2 weekly update in like 2 weeks at the bungie site. Odd.

11:57 AM  
Blogger J said...

Dana, it's so good to hear from you again. Each time we're left to our own devices those helping you go frantic awaiting for your next update, hoping that the frequency of a week (or 7 days) will not suddenly dissapear and we'll have something to freak over. I think our priority throughout this all, in relation to everyone who is doing their best to figure out what exactly is going on, is your safety. Remember to keep yourself safe and intact.

You're the General, and we're just your Grunts.

Stay safe.

11:59 AM  
Blogger tj said...

i don't know... it's seems like it would be pretty expensive if Bungie had something going on at each one of these locations... maybe if it was a bus that travelled around or something it wouldn't be as much, but even then... and to spend all that money on something that doesn't have any main stream advertising doesn't seem to make much sense...

12:00 PM  
Blogger Kairow said...

So where can I find the Indy spot of whatever is going to happen?
GEN CON is here this weekend and game developlers have big displays up. Related???

12:10 PM  
Blogger Sevanar_Dirasol said...

I've searched and searched, but I can't find anything, so this is my last resort. Does ANYONE here know of an axon near southern Delaware? I know there's not any in-state, but any in MD or PA that I can get to in less than 2 1/2 hours would be wonderful.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Quantumgyro77 said...

You might wanna try the one in center city philly, at 8th and Market Street....I'm not sure how far that is from So. Del. tho. 8:31am I think. I know I'll be there....cuz I live around philly.
Over and Out

12:20 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

Never a dull moment huh?
gloryfish.blogspot.com

12:25 PM  
Blogger Vamphyril said...

Well one of the locations is a block and a half from my office and I walk by there all the time. There is a set of payphones where mapquest shows the location to be.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Spartan-104 said...

I live 5 minutes from the coordinate in boonsboro MD. I can tell you that it is just a residential road. In fact, the vast majority of boonsboro is residential.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Xen said...

There seems to be a lot of payphones at these locations.

12:35 PM  
Blogger brights said...

Vyse, if your reading this respond.

12:35 PM  
Blogger DazJW said...

Maybe these phones are going to ring at the specified times?

12:46 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

========================================================
tj said...
"...it's seems like it would be pretty expensive if Bungie had something going on at each one of these locations... to spend all that money on something that doesn't have any main stream advertising doesn't seem to make much sense..."

8/20/2004 12:00:48 PM
========================================================

Think about it:
...This way a handful of people will get to experience whatever this is (a halo 2 demo bus?). These people will tell everyone else about it, and the people who missed out on it will be super pissed that they didn't know. They won't be able to stop thinking about Halo 2, and eventually the whole gaming community WILL know about it. The news of the secret Halo 2 bus will spread like a wildfire, and that in itself would be VERY mainstream advertising. This will make people super anxious for the next Halo! It's brilliant!

Theory #2:
Strangely there seems to be a large number of the sites at these coordinates with payphones or telephones. Maybe these phones will ring when the time comes? Will it be Dana? Information on Halo 2? Some dude explaining this was all a big hoax and to get a life? We'll have to wait and see.

http://myweb.ecomplanet.com/DAVI4936

12:47 PM  
Blogger Slick-D said...

Can somebody clear up what the interest in pay phones are? What do they have to do with anything.

Even if there were payphones on all the coordinates, what does that have to do with anything??

12:49 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

Also, I find it odd that so many people are mentioning the fact that there are payphones at these locations...

Maybe they are IN on this game, and leading us in the right direction.

I mean, whose idea was it to check for payphones in the area surrounding these locations anyways?

http://myweb.ecomplanet.com/DAVI4936

12:52 PM  
Blogger Xen said...

Well, you see Slick-D...a lot of internet is run on phone lines. Since all of this is on the internet, it would make sense that phones (pay phones in this case) might be involved. What remains to be seen is if they are involved, how are they involved?

12:53 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

========================================================
tj said...
"...it's seems like it would be pretty expensive if Bungie had something going on at each one of these locations... to spend all that money on something that doesn't have any main stream advertising doesn't seem to make much sense..."

8/20/2004 12:00:48 PM
========================================================

Think about it:
...This way a handful of people will get to experience whatever this is (a halo 2 demo bus?). These people will tell everyone else about it, and the people who missed out on it will be super pissed that they didn't know. They won't be able to stop thinking about Halo 2, and eventually the whole gaming community WILL know about it. The news of the secret Halo 2 bus will spread like a wildfire, and that in itself would be VERY mainstream advertising. This will make people super anxious for the next Halo! It's brilliant!

Theory #2:
Strangely there seems to be a large number of the sites at these coordinates with payphones or telephones. Maybe these phones will ring when the time comes? Will it be Dana? Information on Halo 2? Some dude explaining this was all a big hoax and to get a life? We'll have to wait and see.


Also, I find it odd that so many people are mentioning the fact that there are payphones at these locations...

Maybe they are IN on this game, and leading us in the right direction.

I mean, whose idea was it to check for payphones in the area surrounding these locations anyways?

http://myweb.ecomplanet.com/DAVI4936

1:02 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

Read my last post to see what the payphone connection is.

http://myweb.ecomplanet.com/DAVI4936

1:06 PM  
Blogger tj said...

it doesn't seem like pay phones would tie into the count down very well though... a big drawn out take over of a website and then a countdown to a telephone call? seems a little lame...

1:10 PM  
Blogger Fiber said...

Heres my theory...halo 2...MAYBE will be presented at each of these locations...but why...i mean...fuck they are done...just release it...if they have gone gold...delaying it will do nothing for the polishing of the game...it will only give them more time to duplicate...but they have the money to do that fast enough to have MOREthan enough copies by the time it comes out...

1:10 PM  
Blogger Cameron said...

Just my 2 cents, but I think the coordinates are pointless. They don't seem to be anything significant. None of the ones in the areas of California that I'm familiar with map to anything significant. No malls. No shopping centers, etc. One of them maps to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (36.964052, -122.020054). That area is so densely packed -- as far as parking and one way traffic goes -- that nothing can really go on down there (no busses with demo crews or anything).

Perhaps the coordinates are Covenant invasion sites? Who knows. Anyone figure out what the timestamps on the coordinates are for?

Whatever happens on the 24 will probably be in this "alternate reality" and not in the world as we know it.

1:13 PM  
Blogger DazJW said...

Can anyone tell me if anyone has recovered the text from all the screwed-up images on the site?

I've just been doing alot of it and i'm finding stuff I can't remember reading anywhere in any of the assembled conversations/monologue/anything along with alot of stuff I do remember reading.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Nobody Important said...

To the person who said this would be to expensive,
Seeing as how microsoft owns bungie, I realy doubt that they don't have the money to set something up at each location. Also, when you say that this isn't main stream; think about how many people are participating in this. Not to mention the probably equal amount of people who are just observing this blog and not participating. There alone you have at least half a million people that would know and as soon as they find out, I'm sure they would tell their friends. This would at least double the amount of people who know about the event(should there even be one)

1:22 PM  
Blogger AgentSeethroo said...

I was looking at the coordinates, and two of them are VERY close to me. You can believe that I'll be there.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Fiber said...

im working on the exact location of the crestwood one...i will bet ehre....thank god school doesnt start til wed.!!! WHO HOO!!!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Doctor Blasto said...

Thought of something: Suppose I walk down to the intersection of 8th and Market at 8:31am (this is Philly, for all of you not from PA). Wouldn't I be 3 hours early for the "festivities"? It appears that all of the times listed on the coordinates page are in Pacific time. Therefore, 8:31am on the west coast translates to 11:31am on the east coast. This makes sense to me. If the times were listed in Eastern Standard, then people who didn't notice the time zone designation would miss the event by 1,2,3 hours instead of being 1,2,3 hours early. (Which would still allow you to stand around with everyone else and wait a few hours for something to happen). To everyone in Philly, see you at 8th and Market 11:31am on August 24th! What a bunch of dweebs we are, seriously.

Peace out, cub scouts.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Timmy said...

Just a thought.

Has anyone plotted all these sites on one large US map. Does it spell anything, or are there any lay line type patterns?

Maybe all the points point to a point?

-T

1:55 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Just because Microsoft HAS the money, it doesn't mean that they'd do it. I'm sure they're gonna get some huge bank from the release of this game...but I don't think that if you go to one of the coordinates on Tuesday when the countdown ends you'll find a huge television with people bustin eachothers heads in Halo deuce...

I just had like a half hour thought about bees and tunnels...I was just mowing my lawn (ran out of daylight yesterday), and I saw the evil ass hornets that stung me...they had a tunnel goin...some hornets work underground...and then theres all the talk of tunnels...so I was coming up with various conspiracy theories...but then I realized that hornets are not bees...but still...maybe theres a corolation there?

2:03 PM  
Blogger SaucemasterBBB said...

I'm with whoever said that whatever will happen on the 24t, won't happen in our world. Rather it, like everything else that has happened, will happen in the Alternate Reality. Dana will probably post something like "The humans were never prepared for this." or something like that. Aliens will have landed in the alternate reality or something like that, something that the whole alternate world will be in a tizzy about.

2:10 PM  
Blogger MasterCHick said...

Does anyone else think Dana is speaking in parables? The Cafe wasnt what it appeared to be, maybe these cords arent either. Maybe we are not supposed to be in the locations. Not all the locations are significant, like the point in Boonsboro (I live in MD too and someone told me that that spot was in someone's backyard). Either way, we will find out soon.
____________
Dana, I won't be near a point either, but I will be with you on the net. Stay strong sister!

2:20 PM  
Blogger Shiranai said...

I really wish I could be at one of the locations when the Axons go hot, but that just happens to be my first day of school, so I hope that somone will be at one of the locations at the right time and update me as to what happens because I am really curious, as I am sure all of us are.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Halo_Freak said...

Just something I ran across that I didn't seem to find anyone mentioning about. On the ilovebees website home page I clicked on the little bee on the left side of the screen and it refreshed the page, but instead of the countdown coming up I got a different message at the top of the screen. "Quarantine - Fragmented memory Restoration Phase: 1" Sorry if this is a double-post, kinda new to this whole ARG thing.

2:21 PM  
Blogger WheelerJ said...

Not-so-long-time reader, first-time poster. Not for nothin', but why d'you all seem to think Dana's supposed ta be the bad guy...er...girl here? Or at least some of ya. And why an AI? I mean, if she really was one of the bad guys, wouldn't it be just as possible she'd be a Covie or a traitor/sellout? Not that -I- think that myself, just seems more likely that the whole AI angle.

And I thought I'd mention, too, about the blog-post this is all centered around: I read some of ya sayin' like ya thought she was talkin' 'bout a dream she had. Well, here's the exact quote, so ya can see she wasn't dreamin', she just said she -felt- like it was a dream: "Maybe because it was so surreal. Like being in a dream... "

An' let's not forget, she never said the room looked like IMDB itself, an' here's the quote ta prove -that- piece of info: "about one dollar US each for what looked to me to be at least half the inventory of IMDB." Emphasis on 'inventory', meanin' what movies IMDB has, not IMDB itself.

2:23 PM  
Blogger WheelerJ said...

Forgot ta say: Man, why do all the 'axons' hafta bee in the US? I wanna be there when one goes hot, but here I am, stuck up north (Canada)....

2:25 PM  
Blogger Fiber said...

can someone help me out with the Crestwood or Kirkwood locations...i need a map from my house to the point...send me an email at yellowdragon_1988@msn.com if you will help me please!

2:27 PM  
Blogger MasterCHick said...

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2:27 PM  
Blogger Morpheus said...

I live near Madison so I may or may not check it out, I believe there are a few in Madison. However, as much as I don't like to believe it, the chances are in favor of the event(s) ocurring in the alternate reality, not in our world. Many would sacrifice common sense just because they would rather believe they would recieve Halo 2 or H2 demos. So I am grudgingly expecting an alternate reality event.

But then again, what is real?

You think thats air you're breathing?

2:29 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

EL PASO, TEXAS

That's the ONLY coordinate location in Texas.

I live minutes from it.

To anyone planning on visiting the El Paso, Texas location (which is supposedly at or near UTEP), just Instant Message me on AIM at "dadepsak", or email me at dadepsak@netscape.net

http://myweb.ecomplanet.com/DAVI4936

2:38 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

Oh, and a Demo bus wouldn't cost all that much money, people.

I mean, the Dragonball Z Card Game even had a Humvee touring the country. The frikkin CARD game.

I think a company like Micro$oft can afford it if a lousy card game company can. And not even feel it.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

EL PASO, TEXAS

That's the ONLY coordinate location in Texas.

I live minutes from it.

To anyone planning on visiting the El Paso, Texas location (which is supposedly at or near UTEP), just Instant Message me on AIM at "dadepsak", or email me at dadepsak@netscape.net

http://myweb.ecomplanet.com/DAVI4936

2:43 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

doesnt anyone find it coincidence that the las t coordinate is in san fran
at 18:03 PDT which is 5:03pm pdt so something might not happen until then

2:44 PM  
Blogger tj said...

hey, is anyone going to one of the ones in Indianapolis? I live in Louisville and might drive up there if it is something significant... and since there are several there at different times I could possible catch one of the later ones...

2:46 PM  
Blogger Falcor said...

Anybody on these Dallas ones? I'm down here and I don't have anything to do, but I'm also lacking in transportation, so...

hit me an email at DJ_Falcor@yahoo.com

Alzo, I use a non-microsoft browser (FireFox) and the countdown timer doesn't show up for me, it just shows the "countdown" line with a colon after it, but no numbers... any ideas on that?

2:47 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

and san fran is only 50 minutes from napa valley.where "margarets honey" is

2:47 PM  
Blogger nouseforaname101 said...

MAYDAY
Getting muddled here. Sick, obviously.
Broken inside. Not thinking straight.
Got to go back to first principles.
Survive evade reveal escape.
Survive-well, I'm not dead yet.
Evade-don't want to evade. I want to be FOUND.
...unless...
...of course, if I am behind enemy lines, then constantly shouting for help wouldn't be the smartest play in the world, would it?
got to run silent. got to run deep.
hide and go seek

I found this in a side bar didnt notice it before

2:53 PM  
Blogger MasterCHick said...

you guys check out the 404 page? looks funny. Just type anything after ilovebees.com.

When i am smirking i do this ;)

2:55 PM  
Blogger nouseforaname101 said...

ill be at the location in davis at 1:00 on tuesday anyone else?

2:55 PM  
Blogger Apiaristicles said...

My first comment, but I'm a long time supporter and sympathizer. My heart goes out to you in China, and don't worry about things here on the home front. You have thousands of knights prepared to go to war for you.

I personally will be at whatever axon in Seattle is closest to my house on the correct day.

Love and support, Dana!

2:57 PM  
Blogger Falcor said...

ride to points in Dallas? DJ_Falcor@yahoo.com

Alzo, mozilla's browser (firefox) does not display the countdown, after the colon there are no numbers...
thoughts?

2:58 PM  
Blogger 9-1104 said...

Here's a new thought... Well you can call it a dream...
Could bungie point out the multiplayer? Like a massive
online mode? With more than 16 players?
Nah probably not. However I can wait to the 24th.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

Does the countdown timer use Javascript or something?
I tried copying the source code, but it wont work then. The numbers are absent.

Also, someone said something about adjusting their computers clock, and that would affect the timer.

...Am I to believe the timer goes by each persons computer time, and not by some static feed?

If this is true, then...
We don't have to worry about time zone differences. (for the people that are going to be at the locations)

http://www.geocities.com/neo_debisu/index.html

3:09 PM  
Blogger Morpheus said...

This reminds me of Thanksgiving at my grandma's house. Free your mind. It seems like Dana is writing differently, at least more "in depth" or something to that effect.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Halo_Freak said...

I think you're right Neo. I live in the Central time zone and mine is set to go off at 6:06 a.m.

3:17 PM  
Blogger nouseforaname101 said...

yeah Neo your right, the timer on the site adjusts according to the clock on your computer

3:18 PM  
Blogger brights said...

So your counter should be counting down to 6:07 am wherever you are.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Morpheus said...

Neo, free your mind. This has already been posted numerous times...maybe I'm thinking of a different site. If you go past it it starts counting negative back to 0. THEY will cause the event or whatever to happen, not us, at least, not in that way...*raised eyebrows*

3:23 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

So does that mean that the timer will reach 0 at different times for each of us, since we all arrive at 6:06 A.M. at different times in different time zones?

http://www.geocities.com/neo_debisu/index.html

3:30 PM  
Blogger DazJW said...

Which means there can't be anything happening, otherwise it would happen at different times for different people which can't work in the real world.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Nink said...

Don't know if this has been posted before, but I found this in the jpg that comes up on the 404 page:

"So what happens on August 24?
If I have a question, I use this mark (?) at the end.

Answers:

I don't know what will happen.

Your revolution comes (?)

I'm really concerned about it.

I can't even begin to make a guess.

love,"

If this has been posted before, I apologize.

3:37 PM  
Blogger nouseforaname101 said...

MAYDAY
Just remembered something important:

The Operator.

That was my nickname. That's what the rest of the crew called me when they didn't call me ... whatever my name was.

The Operator.

I wish I could remember their names.


found some more new stuff if it helps....also i noticed that a few of the locations in california are near a UC school coincidence? or planned

3:43 PM  
Blogger mickeyho13 said...

Dale City, Virginia probably gonna drive past it on the way to the mall neone else live near there?

3:45 PM  
Blogger ProphetofDoom said...

heres what everyone seems to be missing. Now, I agree that MS and bungie have the dough to do the bus thing, but your'e talking about a FLEET of buses. Because one, bus aint gonna make it state-to-state in 4 min.

3:47 PM  
Blogger nouseforaname101 said...

"So the café, of course, was just a cover. And I was amazed. Dumbstruck"

dana told us that....so maybe MS or bungie isnt going to be creating a big scene

3:54 PM  
Blogger brights said...

But nothing in the real world can happen if the timers are just counting down to August 24th, 6:07 AM for our personal computers. If i add my computers time to the counter, I get August 24, 6:07 am but i'm in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. But some of you are on the West coast of the states and you will still get 6:07. This only reinforces the theory that nothing will happen in the real world, only in the ARG.

3:57 PM  
Blogger ProphetofDoom said...

this is crazy. but, what if Dana is a program? she has ainstinctual need to fill up space. like blank DVDs in a bootleg sales barn. also, she says the cafe was a cover. could she be talking about the cafe she says she will be at on the 24th?

3:58 PM  
Blogger rocpile said...

check out these definitions, straight off of dictionary.com...

metastasized....pay special attention to def 2 & 3 (keywords dangerously and destructively)

me·tas·ta·size Audio pronunciation of "metastasized" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (m-tst-sz)
intr.v. me·tas·ta·sized, me·tas·ta·siz·ing, me·tas·ta·siz·es

1. To be transmitted or transferred by metastasis.
2. To be changed or transformed, especially dangerously: “a need for love that would metastasize into an insatiable craving for attention” (Michiko Kakutani).
3. To spread, especially destructively: “ [disinformation]... that even now continues to metastasize... to such a degree that myth threatens to overthrow history” (Gore Vidal).

Axon...

ax·on Audio pronunciation of "axons" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ksn) also ax·one (-sn)
n.

The usually long process of a nerve fiber that generally conducts impulses away from the body of the nerve cell

just thought maybe some of you did not know the meanings...I didn't, and Axons still does not make a whole lot of sense to me...

i think whatever happens will likely be on the alternate reality, ie, covenant strikes, at the plotted locations. as for the one that lands in somebody's backyard, bungie probably didn't actually research where the points are in reality. however, i do remember reading somewhere (i hink on ebgames.com) that halo 2 is set in 2055, so in the game's version of the future, those points may be strategic points to hit. and this website (dana's postings) will keep us updated as to what is going on. this can be the prelude (or the story leading up to) what is/was going on up until Master Chief got involved (where the game will start off at and we will be involved). the sole purpose of dana's posting may be to give us some background info on the game, and its storyline before we get to actually play the game. if i remember correctly from the movies/trailers/previews i have seen from/for the game, when MC gets involved, the war is already well under way. i remember there was one battalion going to give up, then cortana told them to hang on a min...the leader says "with all do respect cortana"...then something like you better have one helluva weapon if you expect to be able to do anything...then she says something to MC...ooh ooh...i remember..."what if you miss??"....."I won't". that was the very first trailer i saw when he jumps out of the ship he is on and lands on the covie ship...

it amazes me to see how so many different theories can arise from the same amount of info...this is like my 5th or so already from just one week of first logging on the site...

4:00 PM  
Blogger ProphetofDoom said...

but that is the point. Halo happens in 2055. This is happening in 2004. so you cant use haloverse info in context to the game. you can speculate that what happens now has an effect on the FUTURE Halo, but in the context of the game BEES, it is 2004

4:03 PM  
Blogger brights said...

The Halo's time setting is 2552, not 2055. Halo happens in the month of sept. of 2552 and Halo 2 is actually is a month or so after that.

4:05 PM  
Blogger ProphetofDoom said...

sorry, i mean 2552 not 2055. human error

4:05 PM  
Blogger Morpheus said...

I didn't say it would be easy.

Probably bunch of unmarked white vans who'll lure those who show up with fake copies of Halo 2 into the van. So Obvious! Just a variant on the old " hey kid, i gotsome puppies and candy"

Seriously though, Im just gonna be in front of my computer, tempting as demos at the sites sounds. I recall someone mentioning one in the ocean, off the west coast. The site'll probably go weird, and itll say Phase 3 complete: Wide Awake and Physical. And there'll be a countdown to Phase four, Aware of Surroundings. thats what they did with phase two's countdown

4:08 PM  
Blogger Damien_Reklaw said...

Having a good time in China? From the sound of things, your body is there when your mind is still here. You can't run away from it forever.

Did you get a compilation of movies at the café, or did you simply leave? I'd expect that it would be difficult to derive much enjoyment from any of the movies if they were in another language though.

I'd stay out of the midsection of the axon's area if I were you.

4:14 PM  
Blogger GeneralIcicle said...

Hehehe, well if a nuclear bomb or something by this odd AI thing is detonated at those coordinates, I'm screwed. I have no choice but to be here when the "Axons go Hot" lol. I live in Longmont lol! Oh well, anyway if nothing happens I'll know that too. I'll be right here watching the internet for any (Halo 2...Halo 2...Halo 2...god dammit give it to me) strange, odd, out of the ordinary events that happen on that date. -- Icicle2004

4:15 PM  
Blogger Origional Joe said...

If you want to help sort this out, I will make a blog for it.

Check the profile for the blog.
I will most likely Halo2truth.
So, uhh, just do that to help out.


FOR THE CHILDEREN OF AFRICA, PLEASE HELP OUT ESPECIALLY.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Comalies said...

The fact that the countdown timer is affected by the time zone your PC clock is set to makes it difficult for me to believe that something is going to happen at ONE time, because by the time the Co-Ord times are about to start, the timer will've already hit 00:00:00:000 on my monitor.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Dakani said...

I am too lazy to do all of the coordinates, when the axons go hot.
Are there any in or near Tennessee?

4:20 PM  
Blogger rocpile said...

=============================================================================
MasterCHick said...
you guys check out the 404 page? looks funny. Just type anything after ilovebees.com.

When i am smirking i do this ;)

8/20/2004 02:55:51 PM
=============================================================================

yep, the pic is kinda creepy...here is what it says...check it out....

Error 404 - Not Found

The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI.

We apologize for the inconvenience but our system encountered an error while processing your request.



Dorkmaster wrote me a letter with a fun idea inside, which was to play a question game, only and please don't be mad about this, only your game has no way for someone to WIN, and I like games where someone wins.

When I am smirking, I do this ;-)

So I made up some new rules, and here they are. I leafed through all the lovely, lovely letters you sent me, and I picked out some of the funnest ones that also had questions in them. I will answer one letter, and YOU get to choose which one, which makes that person the winner!

Here they are:

Paul P
Out of place, lost, alone. Where did you come from? What tools do you require to get back? Your stories intrigue me. Perhaps you could write another?

Kevin V
I just wanted to know why you're so afraid of the Queen(?) Are you to be erased if she sees or hears you(?) are you a copy of her that has got a new life(?) And could you tell me your function(?) or that of the Queen's(?)

Bellebet
How is the decoration of your dungeon coming along? Is there anything you need to brighten up your room?

Andy G
Would you be so kind to reveal the nature of the Pious Flea, that is, what is its purpose? A mere servant of the Queen or something greater?

Paul C
Where is the Castle? Can you see anything from the windows? What will the Queen do if you are found? Is she afraid of you, or are you afraid of her?

Jacqueline H
Who exactly is in the castle with you? You mentioned a boy building sand castles with you; who is he?

Lee C
Do you ever get to play with the queen or the Pious Flea? The widow, what had she ever done to you and the queen? Why don't you miss here much? Doesn't it seem kind of boring now that the widow is gone?

jmcdonald
There's a lot of references to bees in the Queen's "home." Do you know a lot about bees? Do you think there's a way to rescue the Queen from what she's become? She seems so sad and scary now. Stay safe and don't get caught, but we really love reading what you send us, too. Love, Prince of the Sword

Dorkmaster
What is your favorite color? What is/was your favorite food? Where do you see yourself in five years? What's the best way someone could make you feel happy? If there was a catastrophe and only one person, yourself or your mother, could be saved and you had to choose, who would it be? (If you don't mind telling...Why?)


To VOTE, send me a letter with the name of the person whose question you want answered where it says "subject"

You can also send me questions of your own. Who knows - I might pick yours next time!

love,


why is there no name after "love,"??
maybe the winner of this funny email game gets a prize pack full of halo and halo 2 gear??? and maybe the countdown is the time left in the contest/game, when a winner will be picked...theory #6??? or maybe, somebody actually hacked the 404 page...

4:21 PM  
Blogger Origional Joe said...

GOOD INFO, STUPID COMMENT.
You probably wont get didly-squat for winning that aside from having the questions answered.
Could someone send an email for me to "the Princess"?
Sort of something advising her to find a way here.
I would love to talk.
perhaps she will be like my A.I. ...

4:27 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

the Apocalypse.

text found, dun dun dunnnnnn.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Origional Joe said...

sorry, last post was vague.
I am not an A.I.
...
...
...
(@-0

4:40 PM  
Blogger nouseforaname101 said...

SURPRISE!

Look up and smile, honey.

Bang!
Bang!
Bang!

Got the drop on you that time, sweetheart.

Opening shot of my search and destroy. I'm going to know everything about you. Where you live and what you buy, how you think and who you love. Know the enemy.

Young and out of uniform,

also found this on the same pic

I was looking at your site a little awry
and have found an innocent bystander.
Can you (?)

wonder what it all means

4:41 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

dude seriously.
every one and there mom has seen that text.

4:45 PM  
Blogger MEGAtunes said...

Has anyone been able to look up the coordinates on the purevolume site yet?

I searched google and only got this http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/SEsaros/SEsaros128.html

I can't tell if that has anything to do with anything yet, but it's possible.

Anyone who feels like doing some work of their own on top of mine;
http://www.purevolume.com/themanwhobuiltdrvaughnerslaboratory

4:49 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

ok heres a few links for all of you
this is for the locations and times and maps

http://www.trynamics.com/location_list.html
OR
If you have mircosoft excel

http://wiki.unfiction.com/index.php/CoordinatePuzzleWiki

Also

A map of all the coordinates

http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/files/newpolyline.gif

later hammers

5:01 PM  
Blogger Blue Thunder said...

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5:20 PM  
Blogger Spydr said...

I'm going to be in NY on Tuesday. I will try to check at least 2 of the locations. Hopefully there will be a clue to what's going on at ilovebees.com.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Blue Thunder said...

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5:28 PM  
Blogger brights said...

I know this has been mentioned already, but PLEASE if you have a laptop with wireless connection, please bring it with you if your going to the sites so you can update us on what is happening WHEN it is happening.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Numero Uno said...

Halo 2 Demo Disc around 1.20 US Dollar. RMB > USD Conversion.

5:41 PM  
Blogger WaveLine said...

You know, working for the US Forest Service Geospatial Satellite Technology Center has it benefits sometimes. Specialized remote sensing software can come in handy.

I'm currently mapping and checking all of the Utah coordinates (of which there are, surprisingly, quite a few) and so far many have been near strip malls or shopping areas. Except for one in Echo, UT (a podunk town if I've ever heard of one) which was at the corner of the Meadow Valley Cemetary.

Heh...creepy no?

That said, if anyone is in Utah and wants some info on the locations and what's nearby, just lemme know.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Nobody said...

I'm not sure if this has been noticed (I just jumped into this game), but if you open the picture of the Bee from the main page in Notepad, it says "Whispers in her ear", "'seek evade reveal resist'", and way down the text, hidden pretty well "Queen's new counselor". Has anyone found anything else in this picture that ties in with this?

6:03 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

For the people visiting the sites, make sure you bring a pen and paper incase you need to write down a website address or another phone number or something. Who knows, but pen and paper will always come in handy.

I just hope this isn't some sort of evil collaboration between Bungie and Al Queda.

Lol..jk.

Master Chief would enkillenate Osama's ass. Evil style.

http://myweb.ecomplanet.com/DAVI4936/

6:03 PM  
Blogger Nobody said...

I'll be scoping out the Northside Dr. San Diego spot on tuesday. Anybody with me on this one?

6:05 PM  
Blogger Ethics Gradient said...

disclaimer: I apologize if this has already come up, I am (unfortunately) limited to a normal human lifespan, and therefore unable to keep up with all the posts on this blog

I was just wondering if anyone else noticed the striking similarity between the ilb.com hype/enigma and William Gibsons most recent novel, Pattern Recognition. Not only is there an ad agency with the word ant in it (i.e. antfarm and blueant), but the novel also contains mysterious webcontent which is watermarked with 6 digit coordinates. The resemblance is, for me in any case, too derivitive too ignore. of course I will continue HOPING, despite the evidence to the contrary, that something incredible is going to happen when the nifty js applet reaches 0, but it will probably just be advertising instead.

the revolution will not be televised

the singularity will not be webcast

6:11 PM  
Blogger nouseforaname101 said...

ill be sure to write down any info i might see...could be hard though seeing how i dont really know what to look for...unless its something obvious of course

6:15 PM  
Blogger gremlin66 said...

This is an interesting blog. Conspiracy and super-viruses eh? I'm not so sure.

i noticed an earlier comment by someone saying how they set their clock forward to Aug. 25th, and they mentioned how it counts down from negative.

the current time is Aug. 20th, 2004. the counter on ilovebees.com reads approx. 03:09:42. 3 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes. I set my clock to Aug. 25th.

the counter now reads -02:-15:-19 and a bit.

Now i set my clock to Aug. 24th at 6am. just over 6 mins remain.

now i'll roll forwards to 6:06am on Aug. 24th.

55 seconds to doomsday. lets watch and wait.

30 seconds. i'm starting to sweat.

3... 2... 1... 0! oh my goodness it counts into negative digits now.

Maybe it's just me but nothing happens when the axons go hot. i look out my window and nothing has happened.

wait, but of course! the axons didn't really go hot because it's not really Aug. 24th at all! but if that were the case, if this virus were spread over the net, then that means it's infecting me right now, and spreading hot axons all the place! holy jeez, run for your lives!

sorry to be a fun wrecker, but the hot axons just ain't doing it for me.

-01:-01:-04

6:32 PM  
Blogger TreyMoney said...

WaveLine,
About the Utah axons. I want to hit either the Ogden axon or the Nephi axon on Tuesday. Do you have any info on what I should be looking for there? I don't have GPS, and I don't want to end up at the wrong spot. By the way, this will be the first time anyone has had a good reason to visit Nephi, Utah.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

=====================================================
!!!!!! ATTENTION !!!!!!
=====================================================

We don't have much time... only 3 or 4 more days until the shit hits the fan.

Somebody...quick...make a UBB bulletin board or forum so people who are planning on visiting the coordinates can meet and plan.

Each topic can be dedicated to a city or coordinate. People can use this to get into contact with others who are planning on visiting the so called "axons" when they "go hot". Planning must be done to cover the most area possible, so the event isn't missed. (someone to stand by payphones, someone else to scout other suspicious spots)

Hopefullly everyone will make topics using the same format, so they can be easily found.

For example:
"El Paso, TX"
"San Diego, CA"
(good)

As opposed to:
"HI IM FROM EL PASO, WHO ELES WHAT:S TO GO TO THE AWON!?!"
"Who else form Cali loves halo 2 mysteries?!"
(bad)

Just post the URL when you make the forum.
Gracias.
=====================================================
!!!!!! ATTENTION !!!!!!
=====================================================

http://myweb.ecomplanet.com/DAVI4936/

6:36 PM  
Blogger Lord_Marquis said...

http://www.trynamics.com/location_list.html

All the locations, all the times. could someone tell me what PST means? Pacific standard time? that's like Eastern -4 hours, right?

So, in my neck of the woods, it'll happen at about 2pm... Fredrick...

Better take the alluminum bat...

6:57 PM  
Blogger Ikagawa said...

Please, for those of you going out to any hot spots. Take a camera with you and keep an eye out. I can't make it up to PHX that day, so I would like to see if anything happens out there.

7:03 PM  
Blogger iamthewoodendoors said...

For those of you who don't care about the timer, or know what I'm going to attempt to explain, then just ignore this.

Anyway, some people mentioned how the clock adjusts to your computer's time. I'd imagine that has something to do with the fact that's just Java Script and counts down to the set date no matter what (whether you change your time to three weeks ago or to August 25th). I doubt the "clock" will really have any affect on the web page or the axons. It's just a timer and nothing more, nothing less. It's meaningless anyway, August 24th is coming and the clock will eventually reach 0. It's like setting a timer when you're baking something. The timer will go off when it reaches the set time, but that doesn't mean what's cooking will stop cooking. The clock won't make anything happen on the 24th, but something else will.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Nink said...

gremlin, you're so out of the friggin' loop, it's funny.

7:23 PM  
Blogger PratzStrike said...

Idle thought - everyone's seen the 404 page, correct? No? Go to www.ilovebees.com/pratzstrikeisgod . Open it in a new window so that you don't lose this.

There? Good. Now then, someone, preferably B&W or someone, should set up some sort of poll to judge which one of these would be most useful to solving the story.

7:31 PM  
Blogger brights said...

Vyse, if your reading, respond.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Morpheus said...

How do you define real?

Are the people who asked the questions real? Or are they fabrications of hers? In which case, she'd have answers ready for each one of them that would go the direction she wants the story to go. They are all win wins for her. Just a thought.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

=====================================================
!!!!!! ATTENTION !!!!!! ATTENTION !!!!! ATTENTION !!!!! ATTENTION !!!!!
=====================================================

=====================================================
!!!!!! ATTENTION !!!!!! ATTENTION !!!!! ATTENTION !!!!! ATTENTION !!!!!
=====================================================

We don't have much time... only 3 or 4 more days until the shit hits the fan.

Somebody...quick...make a UBB bulletin board or forum so people who are planning on visiting the coordinates can meet and plan.

Each topic can be dedicated to a city or coordinate. People can use this to get into contact with others who are planning on visiting the so called "axons" when they "go hot". Planning must be done to cover the most area possible, so the event isn't missed. (someone to stand by payphones, someone else to scout other suspicious spots)

Hopefullly everyone will make topics using the same format, so they can be easily found.

For example:
"El Paso, TX"
"San Diego, CA"
(good)

As opposed to:
"HI IM FROM EL PASO, WHO ELES WHAT:S TO GO TO THE AWON!?!"
"Who else form Cali loves halo 2 mysteries?!"
(bad)

Just post the URL when you make the forum.
Gracias.
=====================================================
!!!!!! ATTENTION !!!!!! ATTENTION !!!!! ATTENTION !!!!! ATTENTION !!!!!
=====================================================

=====================================================
!!!!!! ATTENTION !!!!!! ATTENTION !!!!! ATTENTION !!!!! ATTENTION !!!!!
=====================================================

http://myweb.ecomplanet.com/DAVI4936/

8:01 PM  
Blogger Blue Thunder said...

Due to weird crazinesses with Blogger, my post got doubled. I tried to delete it, but they both got deleted. So here.

I live in Lafayette, LA, site of 8 of the original points and 2 of the new ones. I thought I'd put up what I found and what my theories were.

First, of the eight original sites, 2 had wireless internet access. I found this surprising, since although Lafayette is a college town, it isn't a very big one (fourth biggest in Louisiana, population of 110,000), and I wasn't expecting any wireless internet sites at all. Of the two new sites, both had a pay phone present. Also interesting, since the theory has been put forth that discussions about pay phones may be Bungie/Microsoft employees trying to put us on the right track. Also, both locations were rather small and unobtrusive, just like the cafe described in Dana's latest post.

Now, my theory. I absolutely think that something is going to happen in the real world at these places and times. My reasoning for this is as follows. First, the issue of the countdown being for different times in different time zones has come up. But I think these times being given in PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) means that even though the countdown is keyed in to our computer clocks, we should be viewing it in Pacific Time. And 6:07 PST, when the countdown ends on the west coast, is the exact time as the first point. Secondly, the two locations in Lafayette lay on Johnston St., the main thoroughfare of my city. Why's that a big deal, you ask? Because Johnston is under construction. I could kick myself for not noticing the connection earlier, but it seems like a big coincidence, what with all this talk of the Queen building new roads and making them better. Next is Dana's most recent post, saying how we should decide whether or not to be there when the axons go hot, how brave we must be to do so, and how much she appreciates it. So clearly, they're telling us we should be there. And they wouldn't do that if there wasn't some point.

So what do I think is going to happen? I think that these pay phones all over the country are going to ring at the apppointed times, and whoever answers will get a clue of some sort, either to help solve the game or as a leg up on Phase Four. It would be a lot cheaper than sending people all over the country, certainly. But I could be wrong, this is just my theory. The main point of this post is to bring up the construction point. Anyone else notice any construction near the points they hit? Also, if anyone else in Lafayette is doing this (I doubt it), post a message and maybe we can get a group together. Because I promise you all, I'll be at my sites when the axons go hot.

Any differences between this post and my original are caused by it being a few hours since my original and my memory isn't that good.

8:17 PM  
Blogger ProphetofDoom said...

hey, is there any way to teel if the Echo, Utah coordinate is in the center of the times, coordinate times I mean. Going out on a limb here, someone earlier posted that the Echo, Utah site was at a cemetary. Now, I read one of the Ladybee777 emails and it read something to the effect that the halls are long and echo -cho- cho. Now, this sounds like a tomb, or a mausoleum to me.

8:34 PM  
Blogger JYW said...

10 RMB? While I used to think a Dollah-twenty-five was a good price for DVDs, I wised up in my short time in China. You should be able to get 'em down to 6-8 RMB, easy, and especially if you get a few at a time. I've heard of some dvds going for as low as five, even. Bargaining shouldn't be a problem, especially in a place like the one you mentioned. First time I've ever heard about a shop like that actually "hidden," though.

And for those who care, 8.2 rmb = 1 usd, or thereabouts. It's ALL TRUE.

8:37 PM  
Blogger ProphetofDoom said...

ixnay on my idea that the Echo, Utah site was at the middle of the ccord list. The middle of the list is Beaverton, oregon. but, I still think the whole Echo -cho - cho thing is odd.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Zero said...

I was wondering if maybe these coordinates are the AI's mode of transportation, because there are only two was to move an AI.(in the world of Halo)
1. Downloading on to a disc/data crystal and transport.
or
2. The internet/PHONE LINES.
this also might explain the time it would take the AI to travel

8:57 PM  
Blogger Aidan Hawke said...

About the Coords: I have set up a tiny Message Board at http://aidanhawke.proboards26.com in case anyone wants to plan their August 24th meeting with ease. Anyone is allowed to post in that category, guests or members.

Also, had a thought. Has anyone tried taking all the GPS coords and putting them on a map at the same time, maybe doing a bit of connect the dots? Maybe it spells something?

I live in South Jersey about ten minutes from the Philly coords, I will be attending at 11:31am on August 24th. Worst thing? I went to Philly. Best thing? I get a Halo 2 demo and can make fun of everyone who didn't =D

9:03 PM  
Blogger птица (Ptiza) Odelay said...

Draw, Pilgrim!!

9:26 PM  
Blogger Goofus said...

So the only way to get an exact spot is with a GPS?

...because I don't have one. How am I gonna find out where exactly to go? Anyone wanna help me out?

9:39 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

If you need a GPS, you can find someone in your area who has one.

This is a team effort!!

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Please go here to plan your August 24th Axon coordinate bullshit...also, GPS help and what not.

10:05 PM  
Blogger StaticNinja said...

If anyone is going to be checking out the coordinates near Richmond, Va, drop me a line on AIM. I'm WhoLovesKT.
There's two coordinates near Richmond. If anyone has plans to head to one or the other, I'd rather meet up with someone than head out to one all by my lonesome. I have horrible directional sense and I'm sure I'd get lost.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

im so fucking fed up with assholes
all you motherfuckers that keep saying nothing is gonna fucking happen leave us the fuck alone.we are our own community.we are in a world were you shouldnt be in.if you dont get you dont belong here so leave and anyone who wants to talk trash go to some other blog.this is ours.Get Out!!!!

I am now gonna post this 7 times since none of you fuckers get it

10:18 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

im so fucking fed up with assholes
all you motherfuckers that keep saying nothing is gonna fucking happen leave us the fuck alone.we are our own community.we are in a world were you shouldnt be in.if you dont get you dont belong here so leave and anyone who wants to talk trash go to some other blog.this is ours.Get Out!!!!

I am now gonna post this 7 times since none of you fuckers get it

10:18 PM  
Blogger Alucard_X said...

I live in North Carolina and there are like 5 or six of those coordinates here... If Anyone lives In or around North Carolina and wants to talk about this stuff contact me on AIM. Sub0123 is my screen name.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

im so fucking fed up with assholes
all you motherfuckers that keep saying nothing is gonna fucking happen leave us the fuck alone.we are our own community.we are in a world were you shouldnt be in.if you dont get you dont belong here so leave and anyone who wants to talk trash go to some other blog.this is ours.Get Out!!!!

I am now gonna post this 7 times since none of you fuckers get it

10:20 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

im so fucking fed up with assholes
all you motherfuckers that keep saying nothing is gonna fucking happen leave us the fuck alone.we are our own community.we are in a world were you shouldnt be in.if you dont get you dont belong here so leave and anyone who wants to talk trash go to some other blog.this is ours.Get Out!!!!

I am now gonna post this 7 times since none of you fuckers get it

10:20 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

im so fucking fed up with assholes
all you motherfuckers that keep saying nothing is gonna fucking happen leave us the fuck alone.we are our own community.we are in a world were you shouldnt be in.if you dont get you dont belong here so leave and anyone who wants to talk trash go to some other blog.this is ours.Get Out!!!!

I am now gonna post this 7 times since none of you fuckers get it

10:20 PM  
Blogger Flatline419 said...

Why I also beleive these are payphones-

One of these co-cordinates (33.781590, -117.915131) point to an area in "The Block at Orange" (Website-http://www.blockatorange.com/), a mall in Orange County I go to a lot. I'm doubting an internet cafe theory because the only internet "cafe" in The Block was Wizards of the Coast, which had a network of computers for gaming like an internet cafe. They no longer have this.

Now there is also an EBGames in The Block. The answer would be obvious if we left it at that, but this brings up the times under the coordinates. I've never seen a store that opened at times like 11:23 AM or 11:11 AM. They usualy open at 9:00 AM 10:00 AM. The times are too specific. Also, if EB was revealing Halo 2 to buy or to try out, why at such a specific time?

Which brought me to the payphone theory. People keep on mentioning that they might call payphones. A call happens at a specific time. Plus, many of the coordinates point to places on the sidewalk (Payphones go here :)). I believe The Block has payphones outside.

Going to be funny catching peoples attention if this happens. The payphone rings as someone unsurprised picks up the phone, they'll probably half-expect them to be sucked out like in The Matrix :)

10:20 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

im so fucking fed up with assholes
all you motherfuckers that keep saying nothing is gonna fucking happen leave us the fuck alone.we are our own community.we are in a world were you shouldnt be in.if you dont get you dont belong here so leave and anyone who wants to talk trash go to some other blog.this is ours.Get Out!!!!

I am now gonna post this 7 times since none of you fuckers get it

10:20 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

im so fucking fed up with assholes
all you motherfuckers that keep saying nothing is gonna fucking happen leave us the fuck alone.we are our own community.we are in a world were you shouldnt be in.if you dont get you dont belong here so leave and anyone who wants to talk trash go to some other blog.this is ours.Get Out!!!!

I am now gonna post this 7 times since none of you fuckers get it

10:23 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Neo...nothing is going to stop the assholes from spewing various jargon...And I sympathize with you, those people are obnoxious...but so is scrolling through you're one post nine times, haha. No offense...just saying.

Anway, about three hours ago, I tried to get onto the blog site, and it wasn't fully loading for about fifteen minutes...did anyone else experience this, or did my cable modem somehow lag oustandingly? It seemed like the blog site was being fucked with like ilb.com...also I heard a weird brand new sound on the fun stuff pages...I forgot which one...but it was weird...anything else new?

11:03 PM  
Blogger sherminator_20110 said...

the numbers under the funstuff section are latitude and longitude coordinates go to mapquest toput them in. This is probably old because someone should have figured this out by now! Later!!

11:29 PM  
Blogger Omega said...

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11:33 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

i only posted it 7 times cause if you say it once no one gets it.if you post it 7 times it makes ppl look at it

11:36 PM  
Blogger Omega said...

I've been watching this site for a while and finally decided to write. But anyway, has anyone had the idea that maybe that the princess might be two beings (a spartan and ship AI). For example, Cortana and Master Cheif, sharing one space. What if during an escape from an attack they crashed on a beach. The Spartan's head was damaged therefore somehow mergeing the two. That gives a reason why she has memories of a childhood and why she talks about "So the old self melts away. Illusion to think it's really happening now. It was inevitable from the moment I landed here, a broken body in this silicon crypt." A silicon crystal was how Cortana moved from the main computer to the Master Cheif's Helmet. This is just a theory. Please don't get hostile over someone elses thoughts. Let me know what you think.

11:36 PM  
Blogger Omega said...

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11:43 PM  
Blogger Magus Shadow said...

Its an interesting theory, buddy. I find that the more complicated you make it, the better the chance that it is right with bungie ;-p

I'll be in Ann Arbor Michigan at the Axon. If anyone else who views this will be there, I'd love to meet up and tackle this together.

11:59 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

________________________________________________________
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PLEASE READ!!!

If you are planning on visiting one of the coordinates when the time comes, you can get into contact with OTHER PEOPLE in your area.

This will assure you will cover the most area, and won't miss a ringing payphone if you're busying scouting out the area.

A message boards was JUST made dedicated to this purpose. Here is the URL:
http://aidanhawke.proboards26.com/index.cgi
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12:24 AM  
Blogger Mitch said...

I don't get all this... I am so confused... Damn you Bunjie, you've got me good...

http://mitchcave.blogspot.com/

12:28 AM  
Blogger Mitch said...

I don't get all this... I am so confused... Damn you Bunjie, you've got me good...

http://mitchcave.blogspot.com/

12:32 AM  
Blogger Mitch said...

I don't get all this... I am so confused... Damn you Bunjie, you've got me good...

http://mitchcave.blogspot.com/

12:32 AM  
Blogger Whitt said...

Those co-ordinates are beginning to scare me. I saw them plotted in order... It was like watching a gigantic bee dance to let the hive know where the sugar is.

Yikes. How much are flights to China? :)

12:32 AM  
Blogger T_Smiley said...

I must admit, I am intrigued. Count me in, and if anyone knows the Austin times/coords, I'll be there.

12:41 AM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

omega i wouldnt get mad at that.quite frankly it sounds logical.the only ppl i hate is the ppl who say we are wasting our time with this site meanwhile they waste our time saying we are wasting our time(i kno that was confusing)but i hope you get it

12:56 AM  
Blogger Neo said...

________________________________________________________
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

PLEASE READ!!!

If you are planning on visiting one of the coordinates when the time comes, you can get into contact with OTHER PEOPLE in your area.

This will assure you will cover the most area, and won't miss a ringing payphone if you're busying scouting out the area.

A message boards was JUST made dedicated to this purpose. Here is the URL:
http://aidanhawke.proboards26.com/index.cgi
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
--------------------------------------------------------

1:05 AM  
Blogger neuroticstigma said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

1:09 AM  
Blogger neuroticstigma said...

new thought, what if when the site said it would metastisize, it wasent talking about spreading to other sites like the fake sites, lovepees and beer.org, what if it was refering to on august tenth everyone would hear about this site because all the forums wondering what would happen, and when everybody started talking about bees.com, the metastisation stopped since it wasent needed anymore, and i dont care what netninja has to say about this, they dont know anymore than the rest of us, by the way, who made that site, a fan or some bungie guy ...and the wide awake and physical doesnet have to mean something will wake up and all hell will break lose, it could refer to all people involved in this will come to the same understanding what is happening....enough of my rant.....

1:26 AM  
Blogger Whitt said...

Now I've got mad bees on the brain...

Dana, maybe it was a dream. All this talk of bees and data would certainly account for the hive-like imagery of the dvd shop. Maybe you just drifted off for a moment.

Or, maybe we ARE all bees, mindlessly feeding of the entertainment they give us, taking in data and passing it back and forth, turning it into... what?

...Honey?

(As for all the forum sparring that's creeping in, let's try and keep things in the spirit of working it out together, eh? There ARE too many Halo references to ignore, but some people are trying to keep this as real in their minds as possible. Fact: We don't know. The more static there is, the less likely we are to work it out. Let's play nice.)

2:04 AM  
Blogger Cpt.bill said...

Dana, my friend was concerned for you and he told me about margret's website. I dug around for awhile and well... it's just creepy.

My buddy's going to stake out the pittsburgh Axion, and im going with him.

Keep tight miss. The internet is full of nerdy guys ready to help out some presumibly attractive female for what appears to be videogame related. This AI, or whatever the hell this thing is should teach marketing classes!

2:04 AM  
Blogger JKS said...

the culture market in asia is sky high. If you buy into it now... Wait till some copyright protection comes out that beats em for a few months. Then only the clingers will keep checking up and you can buy up any resources that haven't fucking shut down. After that, use your leverage to get contacts to some major homebrew R&D syndicate. Then two weeks later, bam. Your selling the fucking killer chip out of the back of your truck. Charging 90 bones online for a no-soder XBOX2 mod or whatever the fuck will be trying to pass its ass of as secure without having any fucking clue as to how much prestige some aqe-13 malaysian will score when he cracks that round-eye system wide open.

So yeah, enjoy the dvd-r farms for as long as you can, cause suing 10-year old girls isn't working for them and sooner or later the bitches gonna be playing the game.

2:17 AM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

i was thinking about the august's 24th dana was talking about
heres how i thought of it

Aug 24, 79 AD Mt. Vesuvius erupts for the first time, destroying Pompei.
--Destruction

Aug 24, 1456 Printing completed on the Gutenberg Bible.
--Creation

Aug 24, 1995 Microsoft inflicts Windows 95 on an unsuspecting world.
--Surprise

the thing that all of these had in common was they changed the world in a very big way
So wat im thinking is that aug 24 the worldd will be changed in a big way

6:13 AM  
Blogger frag em said...

DANA
When you post a blog,
make sure you say this "GAME" is for ppl 18+ for god sake,
all you "kids" go play with your BARBIE dolls,
AND go find yourself a "POKEMON" site or something,and swap cards.
---------------------------------------------

7:21 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Just wanted to point out that when I visited China last April, the DVD bootleggers didn't need "covers." We got several movies out on street corners. That Dana's decided to be hidden in a back room is... odd.

7:30 AM  
Blogger tokeboy said...

Yano that dana pic on the error page. See how it is split kinda or a lil messed up? Is that major cleavage on the top, bottom of breasts perhaps? Dana is so hot. lol
Oh, if anybody is quite rich and wants to fly me down to one of the coordinates so i can see what goes on with my own eyes or just be able to say i was there when it went down: Email me blackxmask@hotmail.com . Thanks. :P~

7:30 AM  
Blogger Zero said...

I was wondering if maybe these coordinates are the AI's mode of transportation, because there are only two was to move an AI.(in the world of Halo)
1. Downloading on to a disc/data crystal and transport.
or
2. The internet/PHONE LINES.
this also might explain the time it would take the AI to travel.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Zero said...

I was wondering if maybe these coordinates are the AI's mode of transportation, because there are only two was to move an AI.(in the world of Halo)
1. Downloading on to a disc/data crystal and transport.
or
2. The internet/PHONE LINES.
this also might explain the time it would take the AI to travel

7:46 AM  
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9:06 AM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

i hate spammers.can someone get rid of this fucker

9:26 AM  
Blogger brights said...

To Neo_is_god, you got to relax. And with the believe that something as big as pompue (can't remember spelling) I think that is highly unlikely. Yes I know Halo 2 has got to be one of the biggest games ever and might even pull the US out of its debt when everyone rushes to eb games on november 9th, I still don't think anything will happen to change the world forever. Maybe in the ARG but not the real world. The more we pump this up (which is the point of this stunt) the more disappointed all of us are going to be because all of the work we have put into this. I say we just start playing the HELL out of Halo until august 24th and see what happens, WITH NO HIGH EXPECTATIONS!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

im reading the halo books .already finished the first one jus started the second one.so i can gather more info on all of MC i can.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Neo said...

Posted by someone a couple posts before me:
"Yes I know Halo 2 has got to be one of the biggest games ever and might even pull the US out of its debt when everyone rushes to eb games on november 9th"

LOL. The U.S. national debt is $7.4 Trillion Dollars.
A rough estimate of the World Population is 6.4 Billion people.

So if EVERY man, woman, and child in the world (all 6.4 billion of them) payed $1,156.25, it would barely balance out the budget.

That's roughly 23 copies of Halo being bought by each and every person in the world.

Vote Kerry.

9:52 AM  

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