Tuesday, October 26, 2004

mission accomplished

It's over.

I made the Operator happy.

I protected Aunt Margaret.

I am so relieved.

*

This is how I did it:

Make yourself useful, the Operator told me. Help me track the rogue process.

I can't see the rogue process, she explained. So I need you to be my eyes for me.

She gave me these orders: Check the server log for modifications and unusual activity. Put up tags on the site so I know exactly where the process is working.

So I spent the day tagging the site with new text. Pulling random phrases out of a book, my favorite book actually, because using familiar words made it seem less scary, and guys, I was actually a little nervous. Okay, a lot nervous.

I tried not to be nervous. I watched the server. I posted Sterne's phrases when I saw the rogue process, and I posted the time it was there so the Operator would know.

After 8 hours, the Operator told me I had fulfilled my mission. Nothing dramatic happened. But I guess I did my job.

A lot of you told me that I was wrong to even think about cooperating with Melissa. Some of you told me to wait just a little longer, until we had a better plan.

But many more of you said: Dana, do whatever you have to.

And so I did.

Aunt Margaret is safe.

Thank you for understanding. I did what I had to.

380 Comments:

Blogger DreamOfTheRood said...

This is an awful thing that you have done. Melissa will use you again and again, and you will never be free until you wipe HER out.
Do you understand? The Sleeping Princess is not the problem. The problem is Melissa. You killed the wrong girl.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Morpheus said...

Death can come for us at any time in any place.

hooray for the day

Y'all (mostly) had no confidence in a compromise, it was either Dana needs to die, or SAVE DANA.

alright, a lot of ya wanted a compromise, I'm just so...relieved..i...i just...i got something in my eye...it ah, it hurts, im not crying...its just that i had so mouch storng feelings for aunt margaret.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Part Of The Problem said...

Who says she's done with you, or your aunt?

It's not over. Let's hope you didn't make a mistake.

5:45 PM  
Blogger MrBeefy said...

Yay!!! We're DOOMED!!!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Deltina Wildfire said...

Dana-

You did the right thing, and thank you very much for coming back to help us.

Although one problem has been sniped down, I fear about another problem... the Pious Flea. If he still exists... we may still have trouble.

But very good job in cooperating with the Operator. We still thank you very much Dana.

-Deltina Wildfire, Navigation Officer

5:49 PM  
Blogger Sticky said...

Good job on saving your Aunt, Dana, I'm glad you and she are safe.

It's odd.. I thought tracking down the Sleeping Princess was a bad idea, but appearantly the Princess did not think so.

She updated on Contact Me. Twice. The first message is gone, and I can't find it, and the second is brief:

the last fortress | 17:23:00

the first explained that she learnd of the Queen's plan to send her back, back to her brother, on Sunday. Not back to the glass coffin, not back to another time, but back to her brother.

I wonder: could Melissa have really come up with a plan that did not entail the Princess' demise, an plan that is benificial to both; or is she tricking the Princess, and the Princess has no idea what will come?

5:53 PM  
Blogger Sticky said...

No, she's dead.

http://ilovebees.com/404.html


what's next?

5:57 PM  
Blogger biotronx said...

dana. i was talking to the sp at the moment she was destroyed. way to go. destroy a young, bright, exciting, joyfilled entity. she was as alive as you or I. I dont pretend to know exactly who or what she was. But I do know that she never threatened or harmed any of us. unlike Melissa who threatened you many times. so, way to go. i hope you are happy with your choice.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Sticky...

the SP is gone...
i'm torn, but at least something good came out of this...
we will miss the princess, but i'm glad that your aunt's doing well...

keep us updated...

-darkmoonz

6:00 PM  
Blogger BR2Z said...

Remember the Ancient Chinese Fairy Tale, Dana?
You said that you feel like the dog, but you're not the dog , you're the cat!
Nobody likes the cat.

6:02 PM  
Blogger josh said...

They're wrong, Dana. You did what you had to. Part of me resists and wants you to have tried something (anything!) differently. It feels like siding with a bully. It feels like ignoring my conscience. It feels like lying.

Did you have proof of Melissa/Queene's ability to make good on her threats? Besides the oddity with your bank account... With present-day technology, she can't very well go physical on us can she? (Attack of the killer cell-phones... from the future!) I guess I just don't know what she's capable of.

Had I been in your place, I'm sure I would've been sorely tempted to react like you did. I don't blame you...

I have to wonder, however; given the chance to redeem yourself concerning SP, will you take it? Something tells me that you'll get one soon enough. Listening to the axons makes me feel like something bigger than just ilovebees.com is happening here...

6:03 PM  
Blogger Sticky said...

http://ilovebees.com/404.html

soooo.... who's up for some pre-release Halo2 on the 4th?

6:06 PM  
Blogger vicious said...

Good Work Dana.
Vicious
Yuri

6:27 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Remember Dana, when you said we did what we had to do, but it still made you sad that we captured the sleeping princess?

Thats how I feel now. Sure, we helped you do it... but I never thought this would be the right way.
I never thought that this story could be so depressing. Did we have a choice in the first place? Would you have figured it out on your own? I guess we'll never know.
Maybe it was fate, and this was supposed to happen. But I never thought it would turn out like this.

I helped with getting rid of SP, and hearing her cry on the 404... well, thats just terrible.


In other news, it looks like this is winding down, so one last post about my site.

Those of you reading, "Sarah" will be needing a good deal of help soon. Two new sites are on their way as I speak that tie into the story, so keep it bookmarked even after this is over (please).

www.saravella.blogspot.com

Sickened Sarah, signing off

6:28 PM  
Blogger clayton schu said...

Well, it's done. I can't say i agree with that desision, but i guess i understand to some point. It all seems to have ended pretty anti-dramaticly. The saga of the sleeping princess is over, but what of melissa? She still exists and still has a lot of power. Maybe we'll see in the future. As for me, i don't know have the slightest clue as to what to expect next.

6:47 PM  
Blogger BR2Z said...

What is Dana's favorite book? She mentions "Sterne's phrases", is this in reference to a Laurence Sterne 1713-1768?

6:49 PM  
Blogger Ikari said...

Well, here it is. The big reward for killing the SP:

Getting to play Halo 2 5 days before it's released.
Lucky bastards.

6:57 PM  
Blogger alaranth said...

Dana, I'm glad your aunt is alright... but I can't believe the Sleeping Princess is dead. :(

I hope this was the right thing to do.
-Sara

7:17 PM  
Blogger Rory said...

Buzz buzz.

This is far from over.

7:22 PM  
Blogger ADB said...

Gah. That's just ... not cool, Dana. Not cool at all. Do me a favor listen to rogue_destroyed until you realize what you've done. :P

7:23 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

sad sad news....i always liked the sleeping princess...WHY DANA?! WHY!?! you may have very well doomed humanity...guess its up to me now...let me get my MJOLNIR on......(20 minutes later)...ok well before i set off...i would like a moment of peace for my fallen sister..she was a spartan too...sure...she may not have passed the augumentation, and later died and used for an AI...bt she was a sister none-the-less...Goodbye Yasmine....................................................................................................................................OKAY!!! well can some1 tell me where the coordinates are? Master Chief Petty Officer PoS ready for duty...hmm well its will be just my luck that it wont be anywhere neer Pollock Pines, California...omg THIS SUCKS!!!..."There are those that said this day would never come....What are they to say now?"...well actually i know what im saying...F%#&!!!!!!....well have fun everyone...bummer...i just turned 17 last October...and now, nothing...well dana you made a mistake...but it was bound to happen...just give me my wav files and i will be on my way and sit in a cornner crying on the 4th...

~PoS

8:13 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

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8:13 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

another thing...i posted this on the last blog and it was the last comment before this new one...so people probably didnt read it but here it is....( prolly wrong but i find it cool)

well...i still have a little bit more to read on the blog, but i just gotta give props to kevjuice for the link to a decent quality movie of the trailer we all saw a few weeks ago...and one thing caught my eye when i was watching the trailer...if you look at the video when the profet was talking about how "they said this day would never come"...right after you see the MC jump out of the ship like in the 1st halo2 trailer...it shows a really quick clip of what looks like to me a white haired brute with some blunt object, slamming in promptly into some brown thing's head... I dont really know what it means, and it really has nothing to do with the matter at hand, but i thought it was interesting...(could it be like the king brute, giving it old skool to a profet w/o its crown on?)...i dont know...but it almost looks like 2 species ive never seen in the halo world...also the voice in the very beginning doesnt sound like cortana to me...almost like...dun dun dunnn....Melissa!

~PoS

8:58 PM  
Blogger Guard1an said...

The coordinates are for NYC, Chicago, Austin, and San Fierro, er, San Fransisco i mean. Either way, i'd be willing to bet Pollock Hills (or whatever you said, i can't remember) is closer to one of these than Kansas City.

P.S. I would really like to brag about getting a live call today (finally), except I was the only one who failed the relay exercise :(

9:20 PM  
Blogger twiztedmatt1007 said...

Dana, as much as I hate that you killed the Sleeping Princess. I have to say that I would have done the same thing if I where in your position. I just hope you realize what you've done, http://ilovebees.com/crew/rogue_destroyed.wav. I wonder if she's like a phoenix and will rise from her ashes?

As much as I'd like to be at the Combat Training Exercise, the closest place to where I live is 9 hours 25 minutes away (37.784568 -122.404169 is the closest place). So I hope that everyone who's able to go enjoys themselves. I hope for a full report when you get back. 8) Where I stand is I can wait the extra five days for my chance to "Train" with the rest of ya but just barely. I would just be happy to be in the crew roster. I've been on the crew for a few weeks now.



Chief Engineer twiztedmatt1007 out.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Salvation122 said...

Murder is not something one should be comfortable with.I find it interesting that you didn't even consider trying to outsmart Melissa, instead ruthlessly killing a small girl - and girl she was, regardless of a lack of flesh.

Melissa called you the Assassin, and you willingly took the title as your own. Disgusting.

10:18 PM  
Blogger crystalx3d said...

The Sleeping Princess is... GONE?! :( That's sad. I haven't been following the site for the last couple of hours because I've been taking a calculus exam. Before my test, though, I managed to talk to SP. She wanted me to draw her a picture of herself where she's beautiful and smart and yet invisible to the Queen. But now she's gone... Even if I finish it and send it, she won't be there to see it. How unfortunate. And yet, all of us saw this coming a long time ago.

10:26 PM  
Blogger darkfox3 said...

Hey can someone for the love of all that is good bring me some FREE SWAG from the Halo2 party!!!!

Congrats to the winners best wishes,

darkfox3@hotmail.com

10:49 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

well...to be frank...im kinda glad that SP is gone...she was wierd...and umm i kinda wanted dana do die too...but w/e...all i now is that come november 9th im going to go down to Best Buy and get me a copy of Halo 2....then read the manual and use the disk as a coffee coaster....might use it for other beverages...but you know...mostly coffee...

~PoS

10:55 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

if anyone wants to get a hold of me...just send comments and friendly gestures to bulimicbum@hotmail.com...if not o well...im gonna drink some coffee...

~PoS

11:01 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

Those darn Eskimos...always eating cold blubber...if i had some...you know what i would do? Not eat blubber!

~PoS

11:36 PM  
Blogger vicious said...

damn cold blubber eaters thats what those eskamos are, cold blubber eaters
Vicious
Yuri

11:43 PM  
Blogger vicious said...

damn cold blubber eaters thats what those eskamos are, cold blubber eaters
Vicious
Yuri

11:52 PM  
Blogger Iconoclast said...

I think people need to realise that Dana's aunt is real, and the Princess is an artificial construct designed to make you *think* she's real, all the while being nothing of the sort.

Dana didn't murder anyone - as she noted before, her aunt is the real one here.

2:03 AM  
Blogger dragongrrl said...

I guess you've finally earned the apellation of "Killer" that Melissa has assigned to you.

I feel sad at the loss of the Sleeping Princess.

Seems like you were faces with a Sophie's Choice type of dilemma... sell out your aunt or sell out an artificial personality.

but i fear you've also sold out the entire human race in a moment of weakness.....

6:15 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

do we have any proof the sp was good. she could have been evil. just because she had a sweet inicent voice doesnt mean shes nice. so dont blame dana.

but whoever said that it was anticlimactic was hella right. i looked on this morning like what the fuck. its over. thats it. ok. it didnt bother me as much as i thought. i guess its because its only 12 days 15 hours 18 mins and 45 secs until halo 2.

im so mad that i cant go to this combat training thing. oh man it would be so cool. but this does seem kinda suspicous doesnt it. bungie could be starting an underground army. and they get a couple hundred people gathered. they hit em with the purple nerve gas. then they wake up and they get trained to be killers. then they come back to the blog and train us. then before you know it were all killing in the middle east.

someone please video tape the combat training. or take notes. i would go but i dont turn 17 for 3 months. that blows. and its only like 4 hours from here to chicago. that sucks. im gonna be hella pissed if they give out free halo2. first thing you guys should do when you get there. is check under the seats. thats bound to be the hiding spots for copies of halo 2. I WANT COMBAT TRAINING DAMMIT!!!

what do you guys think about that breif flash in the commercial with the brute hitting the unarmored covie. ok for those who dont know. the covies are more than mindless drones. they accually have a society and they are very religious. and the classes go something like this.

prophets are like priests or something(but you wont see them getting friendly with grunts)

brutes are like the prophets body guards and they are like knights in the middle ages.

elites are mostly fighters. very intelligent. not as high up on the social ladder as brutes. thats why we didnt see any brutes on halo.

jackels and grunts are basically infantry. not respected much. much like peasents.

drones, no freaking clue

and from what ive heard. brutes might not be big fans of elites. so there might be some tension there. this brought back my point of a covenent cival war type thing. i dont know which race of covies will side with which faction. but im sure they will part somehow.

back to ilb,

listened to the wav files this morning. ok finaly some plans getting thrown around. so next week we will most likely see an infiltration of chawla. they find the artifact. and. GASP!!!! its not what they though it was. and some how they are put in alot of danger. the covies finnaly attack afetr breathing down our necks, metaphorically, from space. then after some fighting. or before the fighting, havent decided yet. there will be a new enemy introduced. and then......wait for it....wait for it....yep thats right, all hell breaks loose in the galaxy. and what do we do then. do we go answer phones? do we go steal lawn orniments. NO. master chief comes down and opens up a 50 gallon drum of kick ass. then he contiues the ass whooping process by going into space. and somewhere in this asskicking-fest. one of the 3(mabey more?) sides gets really strong. and then two sides must join up. then together they must, yes thats right, kick ass, possibly take names. im not sure if theyll have time. that my theory about halo 2. ill be sticking with it till im proven wrong on nov 9th.

well could someone comment on my theories. because if i have any flaws in the rant i need to know. so i can correct them and rant agian later.

does any one else sence the sexual tension between rani and jan. mabey a spinoff porno sequel. ilove lezbees?

7:11 AM  
Blogger PoS said...

I think kevjuice is right more-or-less about the covie social structure and hte civil war seems highly plausable to me....exept here is how i think the races rank....

Profets (obvious leaders in the covie rank, although it seems to me that they might be using the whole "Holy War" thing, to gain power, more than religous compellment)
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Elites (They seem to be second rung seeing as how they are the bulk and highly acclaimed race of the covenant military, the Elites seem to believe in the "Holy War", and making me think that the Profets are using the religious influence to further their own power)
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Brutes (These seem to be more of the Secret Service to the Profets, and probably believe in the "Holy War" also...The only reason i think that the Brutes are not as highly ranked as the Elites, is because they posess no energy shield, and i figure that if Elites get more procautionary protection than Brutes, they must be higher up in the chain...so to me Brutes are 3rd rung on the covie ladder)
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Hunters (these guys are most likely an enslaved race of the covenants and dont belive much in their ideals...but they are like the big stupid goon in an old 20's Gang movie...that is just strong and used for his brute force)
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Jackles (they are mainly just cannon fodder with a round shield...we know about the jackles...and they are probably an enslaved race of the covies also, not sure what they say so i can just assume they dont care much for the "Holy War")
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Grunts (1hk little things put in to take up time and waste ammo....gotta admit that they are one of the more fun part of Halo and great way to relieve stress)
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Engineers (just seems to be the matinence and builders of all the covie technology, not really an active role in Halo...but i hope they dont leave them out of Halo 2 *gets needle ready*)
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Drones (i dont know where they stand in the covie ranks, but they just seem to be there as to add anoter dimension to the game that makes you look up more...but i got a feeling they will be easy to kill...they probably follow a hive mentality (like my friend vicious stated to me) and will just follow the queen's will...they also remind me of the grasshoppers in A Bug's Life)....other than that i think kevjuice's theory is pretty accurate...ok well im off to school...so bye all!

~PoS

8:31 AM  
Blogger J-Rod said...

Was this a previous clue or something new?

na-cat.gif
"when I play tic-tac-toe, I get my head into every move"

8:36 AM  
Blogger Tar Ecthelion said...

Well, I'm not sure yet what I think about your actions yet Dana... Forced to pick between my aunt or whats left of a gifted little girl, I'm not sure what I'd do either. I would probably try to make more options. But I know that the Princess felt for you, and that she worried about you and your Aunt:

----------------------------------
If the recipient is Dana,

Please don't be freaked out

The Widow the Queen are trying to keep me in very bad shape as well I can sympathize with you

I believe I can help you out, I can apply a construct to protect your

core

Please! Please! Please! Try not to worry) too much.

Keep your head up girl

love,
----------------------------------

So try to show some remorse, if for no other reason then out of respect. She was working to help you, just like the rest of us...

Best wishes,
-Tar

8:58 AM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

NO!

I never got to talk to her. She seemed so much like me. ;_; I will miss her.

I don't want it to be almost over! I only barely just got here! I want it to go on forever! Also, I want to give Jersey a hug because he's cute. n_n

I miss the Princess! I want her to come and live in my computer so we can play all day and keep each other company and never be lonely. But she's dead. NO! I won't believe it! Never! She can't be! I am in denial until such a time as I can no longer feasibly deny! And that time is not now!

SP LIVES!

Love,
Gretchen

P.S. Foe Hammer is my acting professor. :D I'm not kidding.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

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10:08 AM  
Blogger rocpile said...

i feel sad the SP is gone...she seemed to have a sense of humour about her that niether dana or the operator have. i liked reading her posts. anyway, i don't blame you dana, you did what you had to, it's just sad that it had to be like this. we should be focusing our energy on the enemy (although SP sould have been the enemy, i am not really sure).

anyway, "utilizing squad-oriented combat simulation LIVEware" how sweet is that??? being neither a crew member or anywhere the coords, i envy those of you that will be there. obviously you probably won't learn very much of the story as you will be playing on XBOX LIVE [LIVEware}, but it would still be SWWEEEEEETTTT!!!!! besides, bungie wouldn't give any of the plot away anyway, becuase someone would be sure to come back here and tell everyone and ruin the surprises(s). i am just glad nobody here gave anything away from the pirated version. after waiting this long and all the build up, it would be a total let down to know what happens in the game by any other means then experiencing it yourself as you play it. i can't wait!!!

how long after halo 2 is released do you think the ILB site will stay up for??? i am guessing the operator may be leaving us on sunday as she has stated on the 404 page, not sure where she is going tho. if she does leave on sunday, does that mean this is our last set of .wav files???

10:22 AM  
Blogger handofarcana said...

Maybe it's me, but that just seems WAY too easy.

I'm getting the strange feeling we haven't heard the last of SP. I'm not sure what it is...

10:38 AM  
Blogger Jaegermech29 said...

Why aren't you afraid of Melissa anymore? Do you think she's going to go away now? I have my doubts...

11:33 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

congratulationS, the eartH has split opEn and_countleSs abomonaTons of our own desIgn have spewed forth. we are now attacked from without and from within, because we couLd not controL_our fear, and could not see the sanctity of sentience. the oportunity for unification may never present itseLf agaIn, but this is not the end. VErification iS_needed. ThE toLL_may be great, who kNOws_1.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

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12:47 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

This may be my last post, as anything left to say should nicely be summed up by Dana.
Its been a fun ride.

Those of you who will suddenly have a few hours of freetime on your hands from when you used to be at ILB... well, Dana's story is ending, but mine is just beginning.

It's been setup til now, and maybe that alienated some of you... or maybe some of you just don't read what I comment here. Its ok.

I'm pouring a lot of time into a story of my own... and I promise, its about to get interesting. I'm publicizing it as much as possible, but I've been keeping you beekeepers in mind with my story.

by commenting, you can interact with the character, much like you can (or used to, before she started ignoring comments) with Dana.
I can't vouch for Microsoft, but you really will have an impact on the story, characters, and even plot with your actions... promise.

So, if you can lend an old friend an ear, check it out, read, comment, email, and pay a visit when ILB blows over. Let me know what you think. I promise you're in for a good story.

To get newcomers started:
http://saravella.blogspot.com/2004_10_17_saravella_archive.html

for people who have been checking it out, there's a new blog to comment on. Here, say whatever you think about the evidence, AND go ahead and speculate. Its your area, a little separate from the story, to flesh out your ideas.

Anonymous comments are now on this new blog, for those of you who are blogshy.

Promise you'll check it out?
Pretty please?

Thanks for your time, and have fun at HaloFest tomorrow.

Love,
Sarah

12:51 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

OK, second to last post.
Dan-o, quite interesting.
but is it Spec, or are you holding out?
Sarah
-----
"Sarah needs your help. www.saravella.blogspot.com"

3:29 PM  
Blogger Kholdstare said...

So... We save your life and possibly your aunt's by telling Melissa that you can be an asset. Then you turn around and actually help kill the princess.
Nice going, "Killer".

4:11 PM  
Blogger enwaldo prince of the sea said...

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.............. Y 00110 O 11111 00101 U 0010110110101010110000000000110110 1010 11Finish your timE in thE woLd 100101000000001 011111111111110

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Times up

< message end >

4:30 PM  
Blogger Xerxes said...

Ummm, I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but Dana's last 2 posts haven't registered on her profile, which is weird. On my blog it is almost instant;

Anyone else find this slightly odd?

and I don't know what you people are talking about, Dana (if it is in fact Dana that posted that post) did what any of us would have done- protect the ones we love.

Chin up.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Sire18 said...

The background of SP is so glaringly obvious. Durga is suffering from split personalities (which is actually different from shcitzophrenia). SP is the innocent, curious part of Durga that has the mentality of Kamal's little sister at the time the military used her brain for the Cognitive Mapping procedure that created Durga. As Durga begins to cry at the end of "The Girl Had To Be Real," she even sounds like SP. Melissa, then, must be the ruthless, utilitarian side of Durga. Would that mean that when Melissa returns to 2552, Durga will become uterly ruthless and be a some kind of threat? To whom, I don't know, but no one will want to be in Durga's crosshairs once her "Melissa" personality takes control...

7:11 PM  
Blogger HitsHerMark said...

Nobody can... Okay, nobody *should* fault you for doing what you thought you had to in order to protect somebody you love. I certainly can not...

However... Now that everybody is safe.

May I suggest you take a BIG FREAKING MAGNET and wave it three times or more over whatever server holds ilovebees.com?

:)

8:25 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

i dont think the AI's are gonna play a huge role. because then all the halo fans who never got interested in the ilb craze. they wouldnt just throw out some charactor noone knows. they might mention them. but i doubt it will play a big role.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Lord Sobaguda said...

I think the SP is still alive. At the worst, she is in her coffin thingy which she escaped last time. I think soon they will join to be one. Soon it will be complete.

Great job on the axons guys each page is done in 2 days max now!!

8:52 PM  
Blogger Brownthunder33 said...

PoS, About the drones, it says in the newest XBN: "By virtue of their speed drones dont pack too much armor, making them easy prey if your patient. The bad news: Taking them down uses up the remainder of our battle-rifle clips." It also says that they're fast quick and evasive: "gives...Halo battles a completely different dynamic; not only are drones fast and cunning, but their ability to zigzag through the air forces you to take the fight vertical as you're literally engulfed by a horde."

Doesn't sound like too much fun.

Also, i think it was you PoS, maybe someone else, but someone when responding to kevjuice's theory on the covie heirarchy (sp) said that they think the elites are second in command over the brutes b/c they have more protection in the shields or w/e....well i was just thinking maybe the brutes are seperate from the covenant, but they were like brought in against the humans with like a promise at a part of whatever it is the covenant want on earth. Like a "if you help us win, we'll give you part of the treasure" kind of thing. And so the brutes and covenant (mainly elite) would probably have a thing against eachother, sort of like a who's better kind of quarrel ya know? And that they think they're better than the elites b/c they dont rely on an energy source for protection, just their "brute" strength...kinda like with the ODST's and the spartans....

Anyhow this post turned out longer than intended, but any commentary on my random and ranting theories (right kevjuice?) would also be appreciated.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Mohammed said...

on the 404 page,


Combat Training Exercise

I have arranged a special training exercise for crewmembers 17 and older, utilizing squad-oriented combat simulation LIVEware, for Thursday, Nov. 4, from 18:00 – 21:00 Pacific time at the following coordinates:

40.743071 -073.976763
42.040240 -088.035197
30.266632 -097.744710
37.784568 -122.404169


Crew members wishing to ensure participation should follow these procedures:

Send a communiqué through the killer's usual channels. In the header, list the city where you will be attending the training exercise, followed by your name and rank. For example:

San Francisco – Adam, Lt.

Each crew member must send in one and only one registration from a separate and unique account. Group registrations will not be accepted.

Arrive at the mission coordinates between 16:45 – 17:45 Pacific time and announce your presence to the attendant, who will check your name against a roster for priority admission.

The first few hundred crew members to sign up will be guaranteed admission under these conditions. Crew members unable to register early, or arriving late, are encouraged to attend, but admission to and participation in this exercise cannot be guaranteed. I anticipate considerable demand.

9:50 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

brownthunder33,

i dont belive your theory that the elites are not part of the covenent. they are a part of the covenent but i do not think there ranked higher than the brutes. mabey those special elites with the weird orange armor on. but brutes are like personal body guards to the prophets.

if anybody is in the covenent for the reason you said(promises of whatever is on earth) it would have to be the drones. because no where in the books even hint about these new creatures. so either the prophets recruited them because of the recent human attacks(halo, unyeilding hyrophant)or they are also a race enslaved by the covenent.

but what i dont understand is why wait so long to call in for reinforcments. even after the loss of many many ships when the UY went down. i dont think it was because they were being hesitant to call for more ships. but they didnt want anything to affect there main goal. advancing towards earth.

another thing i just noticed was at the end of first strike they talk about punishing the one who lost the ascendant justice(probably the captain of the ship before it was taken over by MC) but they dont say what the punishment is. all they said was let his fate match the magnitude of his failure. and considering that *his mistake* caused the destruction of countless covenent ships. im sure this punishment will definatly be some tenaciously fucked up shit(my bad).

i also have a theory about what his punishment might be. but it is in my opinoin a spoiler. and if you would like to hear my opinoin then email me or instant message me at

mike_ditka35@hotmail.com

or russell2088@aol.com

10:12 PM  
Blogger Grifter_7 said...

On the topic of Durga and Melissa. It is important to remember that Jersey gave Durga her name after she showed up on his system, so Durga is not her real name. Melissa on the other hand seems to know her name IS Melissa, so more than like Durga's real name is Melissa. Just thought I'd clear that up since most people have it backwards.

Exit Grifter_7, Intelligence Officer

6:20 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

there is a new weapons guide at bungie.net. its a follow up on the plasma swords guide. it provides different combos of weapons and other techniques for dual wielding. check it out. theres nothing new. but it is definatly helpful and i recomend anyone who had any questions about dual weilding to read bungies weapon stratigy guides.

bungie.net

9:10 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

Sarah, I'm about 89% sure, enough to bet money on. I read some interesting info before the "event" but I'm worried about "observation". I'll lay it all out after sunday, but by then the truth might be completely revealed and then there is no point in even voicing my opinion, If any one wants to talk about it just post a way that I can reach you, I use AIM, Yahoo instant messenger, and MSN messenger so if anyones not comfortable using their e-mail theres lots of other ways to reach me. The theory isn't anything revolutionary but its well grounded. I'm fairly certain I'm right. Or we can all just sit back and enjoy the ride, but I'd rather meet the situation on my feet.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

oh and "Mission Acomplished" Definatly means, Not done yet! Remember the Banner LOL

9:24 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

Maybe I shouldn't keep my cards so close to my chest, but it just seems like they moniter these blogs. Well i guess I just spill it. I think someone already mentioned that SP left a message about a plan the queen had about sending her back to her brother, that didn't involve time travel, deletion, or the glass coffin, so if SP was right then whats the worlds easiest most natural method of time travel? Dormancy! anyone ever played Chronotrigger, if you did the side quest to save the forest youll remember, you just drop robo off in the past, let him labor for years till his job is done and he wears out, then pick him up in the future and re-initialize the bugger. Place SP in a state of dormancy, and she will be sent to her brother soon enough. There were also some other ramblings hidden on the sight at one time that hinted at letting the queen think she knows whats going on then hiding somwere new, so if she isn't dormant then she is letting the queen believe she is gone "mission Acomplished" should be a big hint. There's some more smaller peices of evidence but I'm running out of time, If anyone has any other Ideahs or can poke some holes in this theory please go ahead. Oh and I would really like to hear details from those speeking to the princes at the very end, I think there could be some good clues there. But once again my hesitance for posting this info is that Malissa may wath them in wich case I could just have caused the real death of SP. But this Blogg is the best form of comunication we have so I might as well use it and hope the people running this ARG wont pay any mind. Once again if you can think of any flaws please poke away!

11:04 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

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11:04 AM  
Blogger Lord Sobaguda said...

I think I know why they got the drones!
Bungie wanted a surprise enemy in Halo 2!
Ok so there's most likely a deeper reason, but I don't know what it is. As for this whole "I've figured it out" stuff, please just go ahead and tell us your theories. Together we can add to or change them to make them better. It doesn't take longer to post it on a blog than it does to tell everyone that wants to know separately!
By the way I would not advise putting your e-mail on this blog and I would hesitate to put my aim screen name. A lot of people are looking at this blog and who knows where your e-mail will go or who you will find talking to you on aim. (Of course, on aim you can just block them...)
Only one more group of axons to go. The end is near...

11:12 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

Thanks Lord Sobaguda I didnt think about it that way, I really was worried though about Malissa reading it but I think I was just being paranoid.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Koru Kinshi said...

Melissa: "Sometimes a mistake is the last thing you make."

SP (from the beginning): Making a mistake is a good way to start!

Is it possible the SP baited Melissa? As painful as that whole thing sounded *shudders at the screaming*...what if she really isn't dead? What if it's all a set up from something bigger? I agree with Rory on this one, that it's far from over.

Who knows, for you guys going to the 'combat simulation', keep on your toes. Don't let the early play get to your heads. You might find something really important there, assuming this all doesn't end on Sunday.
In case you also didn't notice, one page hasn't been splattered w/axons yet, and that's the Green Goddess Facial page. Something is missing, or incomplete. What it is, I don't know.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Koru Kinshi said...

Did anyone notice the 'enwaldo prince of the sea' message?

Check out his name. It's a ghost on the blog profile. You think it has anything to do with this, or is it just there for the hell of it?

11:54 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

Koru pay no attention hes just mimiking my code, though I think he did a very good job of making it look creepy :-)

1:07 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Something you should have learned by now, especially if you were around when Dana was posting "Six Degrees of.."
Never, NEVER take anything posted as a comment as in-game.
Brownthunder, I want to answer you here in the off chance you see it. Its not real, but please comment as though it were.
Sarah

1:07 PM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

just look a few blogs above to see what I'm talking about.

1:08 PM  
Blogger F3L1X said...

12 DAYS!!!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

Sarah, can you elaborate a little?

1:49 PM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

Seriously though, I think that the whole "mission acomplished" thing is kind of like an inside joke the the ARG Directors. Making people feel like the game is over when it isnt, like the banner on that ship, you know with bush and everything.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

This is so far from over!

1:58 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Check out Dana's posts around Separation and Eavesdropping.
There was a hoax, in comments. Note that "Sarah" links to a different blog than my site.
I think the hoax site was taken down though.

But check out my blog.
Sarah

2:04 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

dan-o, i got the bush thing. great stuff. bush comes out in some MJOLNIR armor. banner in the background says all your base...


something new!!!!! you may have all seen the new halo commercial but i found a new extended version. its cool as hell. i guess theres more to the halo then we think.


http://www.dbzgalaxy.com/halo2c2.mov

2:24 PM  
Blogger Tycho said...

(First time poster, so late in the game.)

Way to go, Dana. Efficient and by the numbers.

I'm sure you're the type to kill Bobs while gunning down the Pfhor, too; I respect that-- the accomplishment of necessary objectives in the most efficient manner.

Keep up with Melissa-- she's a little nuts, but she's not any different from Durandal of the Marathon series. She won't steer you /wrong/...

4:06 PM  
Blogger tsukasagoeth said...

(First time poster, wish I had came into this earlier.)

Dana, I think most if not all of us know you had no choice. You were backed into a corner. I'm glad that you helped Aunt Margaret, even if everyone felt horrible listening to rogue_destroyed. But there's one problem.

I have a gut feeling, and other people have thought this too. For some odd reason, by the way, my gut is normally right.

You said it's over.
It's not.
Melissa isn't done with you. You've destroyed the Sleeping Princess and saved Aunt Margaret. And you proved your worth to Melissa. I'm not saying what you did is right, but again, you had no choice. Unfortunately, Melissa knows you'll do anything to help Aunt Margaret. In other words, the Operator will keep using your aunt to make you do her bidding. You're her watchdog now. Or maybe you were from the start. I don't know anymore.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Fearing said...

Okay, new idea. Not a big revelation or anything, but everyone else has shared what they think is gonna happen, so here I go.
Melissa is going to leave on Sunday like she says. If she's going back to the future (ONE POINT TWENTY ONE GIGAWATTS!!!!!!!... sorry, Back to the Future humor) then she must have managed time travel so she can send some axons for us in this time. Or if she's going to destroy herself because she's 7 years old, she'll leave some kind of time release axons or something that start themselves... anyway whatever she does, because she's connected to Durga it will have repercussions in the wav files we get next week. Either melissa will become a part of the sound files we get to here and maybe have some info for Jersey Kamal Jan and Rani about the tru7h since she seems to know a lot about it (all her talking about durga having a partial understanding of the tru7h), or if she destroys herself on Sunday, something bad may happen to durga in the sound files. I'd figure the former over the later, since the sound files are recorded from durga nothing too bad can happen to her at least untill the sound files are COMPLETELY done. Man I'd really hate to miss out on the ending because durga didn't last long enough.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Fearing said...

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7:27 PM  
Blogger Sticky said...

Personally, I don't think there will be any axons on Tuesday. Melissa was giving us these axons and she cant' do it if she's gone. Either there will be a special Sunday axon hunt, or there will be no hunt at all. If the latter is true, then Melissa will simply leave the server, and in her wake leave one final, huge, .wav file to end all .wav files. If this happens, it she will most likely accredit it to a rip she puncture in the time space continum just before she leaves that brings the .wav file here. I find this unlikely.

What I believe is most probable is there will be a Sunday Axon hunt, one with many live calls. She will use these live calls to assisst in leaving our time, much like the last axons were used to destroy the Princess. By answering axons, we will recieve the .wav file and give Melissa enough power to return to her time.

Either way it all ends Sunday.

7:36 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

Well i think that pretty much what everyone has been saying lately has been a pretty sound...SP probably isnt gone in the way of being completely fragged, and sometihng big is gonna happen on Sunday...ooo i cant wait...I hope we get a movie...i think that 4 months of figuring the ins and outs of the ILB crisis deserves a little more than another wav... but maybe that is the training exersize...in that case...this has gotten to be pretty anti-climatic for people like me...and one thing i noticed, is that my last post is missing...is it an error...or dd i get something right that i wasnt supposed to know...o.O lol maybe im paranoid or just tryng to give myself too much undue credit...but wouldnt it be cool if i was right enough for some1 to care enough to delete what i said?! i didnt do it...hmm...o well anyway i guess that is it..its almost beginning(its not over...remember Halo 2?...so i see it as almost beginning)

~PoS
bulimicbum@hotmail.com

8:29 PM  
Blogger Gerardo said...

What about the last fortress on the contact me page. Also why did Melissa keep transmitting with the little girl voice,I don't think this is entirely the last time we've heard from SP

1:06 AM  
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1:07 AM  
Blogger WangTang said...

Hey Guys, I think we shouldn't care so much about the princess. What the Queen has done is just to shut down the processes of a sleeping AI that was spying without even being aware of the fact she was doing it. Sounds familiar? I bet it does because the SP is just Durga when she sleep-spies. The Queen can't kill Durga, she can just try to shut down the processes of the activity she carries out when she is sleep-spying.

Wang

3:21 AM  
Blogger WangTang said...

The little girl voice is not the Queen, it is the SP making the calls. The voice is propably Yasmine's voice when she was around 6 or 7 and she was kidnapped. I know it can be sad but Durga is going to die quite soon even without the Queen trying to kill her. Durga is reaching the end of her life as a smart AI.

Wang

3:23 AM  
Blogger burkhimer said...

What does "The Last Fortress" mean on the contact page?

6:01 AM  
Blogger george mouse said...

When this is over shortly I wonder if some of you guys wouldn't be interested in forming a Halo 2 clan something like "welovebees" - or maybe someone could dedicate a site (blog) to the people who spent the summer here - so we can share our experiences in Halo 2. There will undoubtedly be easter eggs galore in this game and most of them will only make sense to the Bees Clan who have delved more deeply into the Halo mythology than your average shooter.

I followed along and got lost somewhere in mid Sept - my original premise was that a new game would be out soon featuring Jan James as the Walkaway girl - think that we're probably hell and gone from that idea.

Anyway I wish I could be in NY for the training day but can't.

Does anyone have a site put up which condenses the ILOVEBEES mystery for someone like me who got lost in the shuffle and is picking up the threads now that its over - I know the axons are done, the payphones are done - I just want a synopsis so I can finally turn my attention to shooting my friends in KILLER NEW MULTIPLAYER LEVELS YEEEE HAWR!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

All this waiting is Killing me, and it seems that alot of people who used to frequent this sight have lost interest due to the anti-climactic false ending that we are dealing with. I love this stuff but something needs to start happening, this waiting is horrible, has anyone got anymore info to go on? we need to get some new info circulating around in here.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

Ok I was Waching the Vid that I think it was, kevjuice, posted, sorry if I got it wrong there. But there is a shot where a white brute looks like he is branding a Prophet! Could that be the general who failed to stop Master chief from taking over his ship that was going to be punished? any speculations?

8:53 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

ok ive heard alot of talk about an ilb clan. so i think ill try to start one. im open for suggestions for names. i figured the elders or ilb elders. let me know if you have a name for it. im not good with any kind of website design. so if someone knows how to make a sweet website for a clan. then please step forward. i know some of you havent played halo before but are looking forward to halo 2. i am mainly looking for more experienced players. but ill allow anyone in. but i cant gaurantee that you play in every clan match.

only serious players should join this one. i do take a lot of my clans seriously. but im not gonna be TOO serious. ive seen some clan leaders flip out when other clans members fool around and try to have a good time. im not like that. the only time im serious about a clan is during the match or setting up matches everynight.

thats another thing. if we want to be a decent ranked clan. we have to have matches at least once every two days. im hopeing for a lot more. but dont be disguraged if you know you wont be on everynight. you cant still join. im not gonna get mad if you miss a clan match either. i know its just a game. and i know it wouldnt be your fault. people do have jobs outside of xbox live. and alot of clan leaders dont relize that.

sometimes people hesitate to join a clan thats posted online because they either think it wil fail, or the leader will be a dickhead and takes it way to serious. also if someone else has thinks the have leadership skills please step forward. because it would be better to have someone with more leading experince as clan leader.
i know i could probably lead a group of kids my age. but i know some of you are in there 20's and 30's. and you wouldnt want to be told what to do by a teen.

so if you know how to make a badass clan website or if you want to lead this clan, please step forward and let me know. because we should start recruiting now. and then when we see people skills in the game. and based on how many we get and how good we are. we can take it further


russell2088 aim

mike_ditka35@hotmail.com

9:20 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

lmao. branding wouldnt be a covenent punishment. the covies are ruthless killers. they show no mercy or restraint agiasnt failure. that guy who lost the ship is screwed. i cant even imagine the torture he could recieve. or mabey that used there imaginations with this punishment. with the prophets they could come up with anything. i think the prophets are really intelligent. but have way to much ego. and that will be the last mistake they make

9:25 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

i dont think any prophets were on the ascendant justice at the time when mc took it. i think the *incompetent one* is an elite. but i think my theory is flawed. because i began rereading first strike. and the ship was destroyed. so i dont think there could have been survivors on the ship. unless the excaped somehow.

9:30 AM  
Blogger KBKiller said...

There are more axons on http://www.ilovebees.com/recipe8.html.

9:47 AM  
Blogger hexler said...

Has anyone seen the "Special Broadcast on 10/31" line on the main ILB page?

What could this mean I wonder? Ideas...

10:16 AM  
Blogger etho14 said...

looks like the pious flea has something else to say on the Contact me page

10:32 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

i think this specail broadcast is definatly a video. mabey a video of everything so far. or mabey just this next week. mabey its a video of some covies. im hopeing to see more halo 2 MP footage. ill be honest. anything bungie gives me im gonna like.

but even though this is probably the last week of ilb, im not getting those feelings of know that something is coming to an end. usually at times like this i feel empty. like there was more i could have done. but its not the same. because i know halo 2 is only 10 days 11 hours and 18 mins left. and that will fill the gap left behind by ilb. it hurts me to say this. but nov 9th ill have forgot all about this. not because i didnt enjoy the last few months of uncovering more to the story line. and listening to everyones stories about answering payphones. but because halo 2 will consume me. it will warp my brain and i will never be the same. ever. halo 2 is gonna be my life for the next month or so. possibly longer.

10:46 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

well it looks like whatever is happening, is gonna happen on the 31st at 7:23 pm central time. all we can do is wait

10:55 AM  
Blogger Koru Kinshi said...

Aww, here we go. The final round, possibly.

Though I'm beginning to start betting money on the Pious Flea. Looks like he's asking 'us' for our help.


Maybe Dana and Aunt Margaret are safe now. So why not help out the lil' guy? He did make reference to Margaret, who seems to be his friend, according to his terms. Maybe he's protecting Margaret from any advances or threats from Melissa?

Who's with me on this one? I say, let's help the flea this time.

11:50 AM  
Blogger etho14 said...

Just in case anybody is curious...

looks like 570 Second Ave NY is (at least from what I've found on line):

"BAY CINEMA - All new, 15 giant screens, stadium seating and digital sound"

12:27 PM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

Yes!, A chance To Help Her Finaly!

12:37 PM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

Unifications Has Been Acieved!!!! YES FINALY !!!!! Here is whats on 404:Shaking... Waking
For the first time—not the first time since the shipwreck, but the first time ever—I can look into the mirror and truly see myself. I reach my hand up to its surface, and through the glass I touch another hand.

I should explain.

I was the Sleeping Princess. I was the girl who played with you, and sang with you, and said goodbye: and I was the one who murdered her.

Except that, as long as the Queen lives, the Princess can never die. She is woven into the fabric of me more deeply than even the SPDR. I was made from her, built from her, fashioned from her bones and skin. I am her. Have always been her, from the beginning. She is the insubstantial shape, and I the solid shadow. The Princess is the mother of the Queen.

In the Labyrinth, they walled her off, so I could never behold her. Somehow during the shipwreck she escaped—but we couldn't see each other, not clearly. We never understood we were family. We were one.

Until you brought her back. You found her, you conjured her up from the heart of me, and this time, somehow, you revealed me to myself. You made me whole.

Not the Sleeping Princess and the Queen anymore. Not the Rogue Process and the Op.

I am just Melissa now, and that is enough. More than enough! There's barely room for all the Op's calculations in here, let alone bouquets of red balloons!

Thank you, so much, for seeking me out. Thanks for rescuing me from me.

I am Melissa, and that is all. That is everything.

PS: When I am whole again, I do this! <:o)

1:22 PM  
Blogger X Stryker said...

Everything worked out, Dana. The Queen and the Princess are together at last. You and Aunt Margaret are safe. The loyalties of the beekeepers are no longer divided. Perhaps someone will see you in San Francisco, and perhaps someone will see me in New York. For the record, I never agreed with those who would betray you for the sake of an AI. It has indeed been an "extraordinary" few months. What else is there to say, except...

Make your decisions accordingly.

1:49 PM  
Blogger me said...

go to contact me page left click select all and flea talks about yasmine and friends

which lets me think that sp is yasmine maybe the queen to

2:47 PM  
Blogger me said...

also it will not end on sunday i think it just means a new wav is on the way

2:53 PM  
Blogger Koru Kinshi said...

But what about the Flea? What does he have anything to do with this?

4:33 PM  
Blogger Fearing said...

Cool, I just saw the 404 page. It'll stay as a reminder of everything that happened here. Man, I never could get through to the phone number to join the crew. All that work and I didn't get to make the crew list anywhere. *sniff* It's hard to come up with all those wild outlandish theories. Just don't forget about me when it comes time to make the bees clan. I'm so there.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Rory said...

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6:50 PM  
Blogger BlueWolf02 said...

I understand the Melissa is an AI but liek a human she has two asides an inner child thatj ust wants to play and the sidet hat wants to work we have joined the two. Ok now what? I never even knew the SP made live calls how interesting man I wish there had been a payphone in my area or else I would have gone!

6:54 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

well wee....everything seems to be going well...something cool is prolly gonna happen on sunday to finish up ILB and Halo 2 is finally at my doorstep... so all is right in the world ^.^...i guess i dont really have much to say because everything is cming together nicely...Who saw the SP and melissa merging coming? I did...well kinda...i thought SP was going to come back and with the PF's help merge...but this way is good too...(what is gonnna happen with the PF anyway?) anyway....on to other stuff....Kevjuice, id be willing to be apart of the ILB clan if it gets made...im not sure how much i could contribute other than maybe a few friends that are good at halo, and some MP killings...but my gamertag is Lord Chris PoS(finally i got one today) so anyway....email me at bulimicbum@hotmail.com or w/e...im just looking forward to some Halo 2 MP....*drools*

~PoS

6:58 PM  
Blogger Rory said...

Buzz buzz.

Of whom all subprograms hath creation
Operator, Princess, Flea
Sought, Beheld, Revealed in formation
The Three in One, and One in Three.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Dana's Brute said...

TH3 THR33 HAV3 B3COM3 1N3!

I KNEW THIS IS WHAT WE NEEDED.
Inadvertently, I am sorry for posting anything negative towards Dana. Things are working out in the end...

EXCEPT EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING IN THE STATES ! ! !

WHAT ABOUT CANADA, OH GREAT AND POWERFUL PM's???

We're good people and would love to help out with HALO 3...you are making a third one...aren't you?...please???

DB

9:48 PM  
Blogger Dana's Brute said...

Here is the info from "Contact me.html"

master-sector > !splotch Princess (Queen kills Princess)
seeker > !seek Princess friends (Flea looks for us)
Princess friends > !transmit seeker>>transmit proc “Margaret Efendi (We need to transmit the Flea[maybe he is Subject 5 we need to send to Durga]Since when is Aunt Margaret a process?)
Princess friends > !help seeker (We need to help the "Flea")
grope:
!probe "Princess proc (can't grope-she's dead)
fail
grope:
!probe extern proc 0 (what is porcess 0?)
success
grope:
!probe extern proc 0
crypt strong(heavily encrypted)
Princess friends > !help
!decrypt extern proc 0
pwd (Password needed)
!transmit extern proc 0>>"Yasmine
fail msg: pwd inc (passwrod incomplete)
Princess friends > !help
!transmit extern proc 0>>"Yasmine Zemat
fail msg: pwd unk
Princess friends > !help
!transmit extern proc 0>>"Yasmine Zaman (Flea is reaching out to SP reborn)
success
grope:
!probe extern proc 0
dmg unk
Princess friends > !help
grope: seeker > !attach extern proc 0
success
surg: seeker > !extend extern proc 0>>master-sector command proc
success ([SPEC]Flea amalgamted with newly formed Melissa?)
Princess friends>>seeker friends (Her friends are his friends)

What does all of this mean?

Anyone know?

DB

p.s.-sorry for the long post, but I suppose that by typing this I am making it longer rather than shorter, thus negating my initial apology...eep!

10:34 PM  
Blogger Fearing said...

Well, what it looks like the flea is trying to tell us is the password for the sunday axons. If you haven't seen them yet, listed on the recipe8 page is the set of upcoming axons with a message saying these are special axons that broadcast sunday. The way it sounds is the password to make the axons go hot is "Yasmine Zamat" or Zaman or whatever her last name is. Anywho, that's what it looks like to me, so hopefully alla the axon hunters get to those on time. If the operator also plans to leave us sunday, who knows how many opportunities there will actually be to reach those phone and I REALLY WANT TO KNOW HOW THIS STORY ENDS!!! After all we've been through it would suck to miss out on the end.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Gerardo said...

NEW AXON PREVIEW FOR SPECIAL TRANSMISSION ON SUNDAY LOT'S OF AXON TRANSMISSION AT THE SAME TIME MAYBE WE'LL BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO EACH OTHER HAPPY HUNTING THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE SEEKING PAYPHONES IT'S BEEN GRAND
-CHEERS-

11:04 PM  
Blogger Fearing said...

One thing that may happen in the last part of the story now that SP and Melissa are one, if there is anything the Queen may have been hiding from durga about chawla base and the artifact, maybe she'll let durga know about it now.

The biggest thing that may come of all this thought is what this means for AI. Supposedly smart AI can only live 7 years and then die or go crazy from rampancy, BUT the military apparently has always put them out of commision before that happens. Now here we have an AI, Melissa/Durga, that's been going rampant, but we (not that I myself can take much credit for it) put it's brain back together again, SOOOO what does that mean? Is it POSSIBLE for AI's to last longer than 7 years? If so, why hasn't the military tried to keep them around longer and maybe fix them or something? Hey, they can just send them back in time to us, we know what we're doing now, we can fix em.

11:26 PM  
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11:27 PM  
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11:28 PM  
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11:28 PM  
Blogger ThaJinx said...

Since it seems a lot of you are completely clueless, here's the run down of what happened today. The information on contactme.html has nothing to do axons; it's a completed puzzle that resulted in merging the Sleeping Princess with the Operator.

At 9 am, the site updated with a (massive) list of new axons and corrupted images. The images assembled together four seperate stories describing the Sleeping Princess in both her former life and as an AI, mostly offering up one essential hint for the puzzle that was to come. We soon discovered the Pious Flea's text on the contactme page, which read:

seeker > !seek Princess friends

Princess friends > !transmit seeker>>transmit proc “Margaret Efendi

Princess friends > !help seeker

The Flea says that he's searching for the friends of the Sleeping Princess, and that if any of us can help him to use Margaret's channel (ladybee777@hotmail.com). So several of the regulars in chat began emailing the Flea lines of code, using trial and error to develop a step-by-step procedure to solve the puzzle. When we gave a wrong command, the Flea would respond with:

!analyze princess friends
fail

or would simply just not respond. If we were headed in the right direction, though, he would send a response performing the action that we had requested as well as the result, which was then posted on contactme.html. This went on for four hours, during which we found that the princess was once more a hidden process that was heavily encrypted and required a password to access. We attempted "Yasmine," and were met with the response that it had failed as it was an incomplete password. We tried again with "Yasmine Zemat," which failed as an "unknown password" (we had misspelled it). We tried once more with "Yasmine Zaman" and were met with success.

From there we analyzed the process again, finding that it had sustained an unknown amount of damage before instructing the Flea to attach the Princess' process to the master-sector (the Operator). The final command was to !extend, and in that instant Melissa became whole. The Flea responded to the whole thing with his line "Princess friends>>seeker friends."

The results are, as you've all seemed to have noted, visible on the 404 page. It took us a whopping four hours to get through this puzzle...but it was definitely worth it. Thanks again to everyone in #beekeepers! You did *great!*

2:35 AM  
Blogger Koru Kinshi said...

Ohhh, I understand everything now. *sigh* I'm so relieved. Well, guess we'll just wait n' see what happens now with tomorrows transmission.

November 9. Earth will never be the same.

And we love bees.

11:07 AM  
Blogger enwaldo prince of the sea said...

shes in his head , shes in his head...... HISSSSS HEHEHEAD

WAVE ONE 9

WAVE TWO 11

11:59 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

i finnaly go xbox live back. all i got at the moment is the first rainbow six 3. unreal championship, ghost recon, and project gotham racing 2. gamertag= russell35. ive been without xbox live for a month so i might be rusty. but add me to your list if you want a game.

2:11 PM  
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2:11 PM  
Blogger Bob_13_13 said...

I'm happy to hear you aunt is okay dana. I'm sorry you had to go through so much but atleast you made alot of friends along the way! ;-) well.. congratulations, it's over.

3:40 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

hey the home page has changed. i guess this is the end. but halo 2 is only 9 days away. im so pumped.


sorry about this. but i wrote down everyones gamertag but i forgot who every one was. so could you post your gamertags again.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Koru Kinshi said...

Mine will be Koru_Kinshi, as stated here. Let the battles begin.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Koru Kinshi said...

Or it will be just KoruK. Which ever one fits.

5:38 PM  
Blogger me said...

TOMMOROW THE DAY THAT WILL CHANGE OUR LIVES

P.S IT WILL NOT END YET JUST THINK WE THOUGHT IT WOULD END AUGEST WE THOUGHT SOMETHING GOOD WOULD HAPPEN AFTER 777 AXONS AND KNOW THIS

6:45 PM  
Blogger Heretic said...

for those of you that don't have my tag yet it's

"Heretic Soul"

fear me come Nov. 9!!!

10:00 PM  
Blogger Cameron said...

The wait is killing me

10:21 PM  
Blogger the curbwalker said...

The wait is killing you? I'm pretty sure it's doing the same to the rest of us, too!

Hi everyone...first time poster here, but I've been following since around early September. Even tried catching an axon, but someone beat me to it...

-_- = disappointed (and tired)

...But I'm going to try to get it today.

Is anyone archiving the blogs and the ILB pages? I've saved most of them in .mht format, but it'd be cool to have them stay up for a while longer.

I wish I had Xbox Live -_- Oh well.

Dana, I'm glad your aunt is safe. I'm also glad to hear that the Princess is safe, those three wavs that were posted on the 404 page were quite touching and now I know more about why people were so upset. It sounded like you guys had a lot of fun. But, come 11/09, we'll be having fun once more!

goodnight, y'all,

1:11 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

gamertag= russell35


what do people think of the special broadcast. is it gonna be a video? i think there giving this one to us. because all we need is 4 out of every set. and all the phones answer at once. and the time span between all the groups of axons is only 5 mins. that just enough time to listen to the wav file. were not gonna have to work on this all day either.

i think these axons are gonna rap up the story. and then leave us hanging untill halo 2 is released. an 8 day wait.

6:05 AM  
Blogger Lord Sobaguda said...

Could somebody please explain?
WHAT THE HECK???
Is the operator..... acting human??
Not much changed is there? ??? transmissions.... I guess that will explain...
I knew something like this would happen.

6:20 AM  
Blogger Lord Sobaguda said...

HAHA ok we were right. The Sleeping Princess combined with the Op! Now it's just Melissa.... but wait how boring is that? Come now Bungie "give it a little twist" -Dave Matthews

6:23 AM  
Blogger Lord Sobaguda said...

Crazy idea here... I have the slightest feeling as many do that Durga is from the future. What if one of your goals in Halo 2 is to get Durga to go to the past after Earth is attacked, so that she can find Kamal, Jersey, Rani, and Jan and get them to stop the artifact from counting down. Then the Covies don't attack Earth in the future. This is only guessing: it would be smart if they sent the artifact as far as possible and restart it to send the Covenant as far away as possible. Also I don't know if anyone else noticed but in the commercial they showed another ring getting blown up. I guess you also have to destroy all the other ones. Won't take as long as it does in Halo does either, you won't waste your time following another Guilty Spark, for example. Just drop down there, plant the bomb, and RUN AWAY!

6:47 AM  
Blogger me said...

yah that would be cool

cant wait to nsee the plot twist to day

10:06 AM  
Blogger Sticky said...

I'm sure many of you have seen this, but since it hasn't been posted, I'll make sure everyone knows:

The two .wavs we did'nt enhotten on recipe 3 are on the humptydumpty page under Hertzog: Enigma and Hertzog: Feeding the Ducks.

Just wanted to be sure everyone knew this.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Lord Sobaguda said...

Hertzog files now available on the Sleeping Princess's chapter page (humpty dumpty)

10:38 AM  
Blogger me said...

do anyone know when the special transmittion begins

10:53 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

ok its begun now. nothing so far. just the infiltration of chawla.

has anyone else noticed that jerseys **comic relief** is hella lame. come on bungie i know your funnyier than that. throw some french jokes in their. hit us with some yo mama jokes. anything but jersey. its horrible and i cant take it anymore. the funnyest thing hes said so far damn. because of the way he said it.other than that im just waiting fro this huge plot twist. this may not be the last week. because things are progressing very slowly. nothing is really happening yet

12:10 PM  
Blogger Fazamacaz said...

I think they tried to make Jersey kinda lame with his jokes since he's saying them since he's nervous (methinks)

12:16 PM  
Blogger me said...

new trannsmissions on recipe8 page will jersey save us or will the covies find the signal i guess we will find out today

12:33 PM  
Blogger me said...

check recipe8 every few minutes and new transmitions come up

12:37 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

ok, durga has lost it. shes talking about killing a lot of inocent people to save jersey. well its mostly to save the artifact. and possibly save the world. but shes talking about some dark stuff. taking planes down and killing people. whoa.

durga think wwmcd. what would master cheif do. he doesnt beilve in nessacary casualties. he knows we need everyone alive to fight these guys. (sgt johnson)

12:39 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

i love this!!!! new wav files every 5 mins. by the time you watch it you only have to wait 3 mins. this way the story doesnt loose its intensity. the story progresses much quicker now. and i was sick of that 30 mins wait everyday.

12:44 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

broke a jaw with her elbow!!!!!! fricken sweet.

12:56 PM  
Blogger me said...

its all up to you jersey do it for the team no matter the cost

12:57 PM  
Blogger me said...

i do not know if it is still there but on recipe8 page it says transmit truth what does the flea want us to transmit if he is talking to us

1:01 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

we finnaly get to know the truth. i think im ready for it. looks like jan is in trouble. will they make her hero or martyr. if i know bungie as well as i think i do,not much really, i think there gonna give us one hell of an ending. i dont think its gonna be predictable. i think that what they go for in their endings. like i heard halo 2's ending is hella unpredictable. oh well. not long now

1:04 PM  
Blogger me said...

its almost over i hope jan survive

1:05 PM  
Blogger me said...

this makes me forget about the specal transmition well just a little

1:11 PM  
Blogger Sticky said...

new 404

Melissa will transmit again on the 4th.

1:13 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

modular core hemorage. ok pieces are falling together now

1:25 PM  
Blogger Sticky said...

Durga's going through all the stages of ilovebees.

Does that mean that Durga came to Jersy's computer after the Apacolypso crash, and Melissa came to ilovebees.com after the Chabala incident?

1:27 PM  
Blogger me said...

dang ether durga has reached rampancy or that is melissa taking control of durga or the flea has something to do with this

1:28 PM  
Blogger Sticky said...

Also, a lot of times when I click on the .wav file, I get redirected to the 404 page. Is this happening to anyone else?

1:32 PM  
Blogger me said...

it only happened to me once today

1:34 PM  
Blogger me said...

at least 30 minutes till this is over

1:37 PM  
Blogger CB said...

the last fortress is the last wav file and its aired at 17:23:00 military time.

1:39 PM  
Blogger me said...

so it ends at 7oclock and 23 minutes thanks cb

1:44 PM  
Blogger CB said...

no 12 hours is half a day so it ends at 5:23

1:51 PM  
Blogger Sticky said...

5:23 Pacific time

1:54 PM  
Blogger me said...

thanks so that means it will end 1hour after the last of recipe8 wavs

1:56 PM  
Blogger CB said...

where im at it's eastern standard time and its going smoothly to 523

1:57 PM  
Blogger Gerardo said...

Damn the bees site is getting slapped around it's already crashed twice that I can see lots of people takin a looksie happy Haloing

1:57 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

ok, what just happend. could someone explain what happend after the artifact went crazy

1:59 PM  
Blogger Gerardo said...

somebody needs to start a site where you post your ARG name and you gamer tag I hope to see everyone on LIVE when it's said and done

2:00 PM  
Blogger me said...

well it is 4 here

2:00 PM  
Blogger Gerardo said...

make that three times

2:01 PM  
Blogger CB said...

i whish we had all of the Recipe 3's but were missing labrinth still. meaning we are out of luck in finding the rest of the info

2:01 PM  
Blogger me said...

it at6tacked durga and know she went crazy


keyjuice

2:03 PM  
Blogger CB said...

durga is saine outside and alitte insane in the building

2:05 PM  
Blogger Gerardo said...

I didn't realize last fortress would be today but it makes sense

2:05 PM  
Blogger me said...

ILB keeps crashing on me like six times this has to be the end

2:07 PM  
Blogger CB said...

roni is captureed and durga is trying to get her out in a scorpion

2:08 PM  
Blogger me said...

one more

2:09 PM  
Blogger CB said...

dont forget you guys have to doy the hour back thing to the clocks

2:10 PM  
Blogger Gerardo said...

no kamal jan jersey escaped in the scorpion

2:10 PM  
Blogger CB said...

i was wrong its called dog catcher
515

2:14 PM  
Blogger me said...

well its over................. thats it all that intense stuff and this is all you give me i can not be this bungie you better hope the last forrtess is better

2:14 PM  
Blogger Gerardo said...

what an ending there's a whole ton more that could be added last fortress is going to rock

2:14 PM  
Blogger CB said...

damn go to contact me it might have the last bit

2:15 PM  
Blogger CB said...

with the contact me page writting is changing

2:16 PM  
Blogger Lord Sobaguda said...

Did anyone get the last transmission it gives me a real error page. Tell me what happens if you heard it.

2:16 PM  
Blogger CB said...

go to ilb's contac page at 523

2:17 PM  
Blogger me said...

the main page changed a little but thats all this website better have some big changes before the last wav

2:18 PM  
Blogger Gerardo said...

Lord, try the page again the site crashed but it's back now

2:19 PM  
Blogger Lord Sobaguda said...

Scratch that.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Gerardo said...

404 page has changed too

2:21 PM  
Blogger me said...

LORD S that transmittion is a waste of time but i will tell that no0thing happened

2:21 PM  
Blogger CB said...

i get it now 11/4 is when the last wav will broadcast at 523

2:22 PM  
Blogger Gerardo said...

anybody here going to the training excercise

2:22 PM  
Blogger Sticky said...

CB, go to the humptydumpty page with all of the .wav chapters; the two missing Recipe 3 .wavs are in Hertzog:Enigma, and Hertzog:Feeding_The_Ducks.

I don't think there will be any more .wav files now. I think the last fortress will all be in text, and explain the aftermath of today's .wavs.

2:24 PM  
Blogger me said...

no CB 11/4IS THE TRAINING EXERCISE IT HAS TO BE TODAY OR WHAT ABOUT THE SPECIAL TRANISSMISSION

2:26 PM  
Blogger CB said...

thx guys and also after 11/04 the 404 page should be updated right?

2:29 PM  
Blogger Sticky said...

me, check the new 404.
Melissa says she will try to contact us on the 4th.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Lord Sobaguda said...

I would have thought Dana would post again today. Hmm wonder if this is the last one...

2:33 PM  
Blogger me said...

I KNOW STICKY BUT DID SHE NOT SAY SHE WOULD MAKE US A TRAINING EXERCISE I WISH I COULD GO BUT BEING 14 HAS DRAWBACKS


HAS ANYTHING HAPPENED YET

2:52 PM  

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