Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Communications Log

UPDATE: OMG! I posted the wrong time and date. Can you believe it? I'm so excited about the training mission, I spaced. The communications logs will be available at the 27 cache locations below starting at 18:00 Pacific Time on November 4th! Don't forget the relay code to pick up your log on DVD: "The Operator left something for me." Good luck!


I found a last message from Melissa.

I realize that some of my truest allies won't be able to come to any of the four training events scheduled for November 4th, where I will also be giving out a communications log of my time here in DVD format. I'm sorry I can't do more training events, but I will be able to cache copies of the comm. log at an additional 27 locations on November 4.

100 Universal City Plaza Universal City CA
3111 K Street, NW Washington D.C.
1501 - 7th Avenue Seattle WA
2841 Greenbriar Pkwy SW Atlanta GA
2600 North Haskell Dallas TX
100 Northline Mall Houston TX
2320 North Campbell Ave Tucson AZ
6000 Universal Blvd Orlando FL
175 Tremont St Boston MA
2190 Empire Blvd. Webster NY
631 Richmond Road Richmond Hghts OH
300 West Waterfront Dr. West Homestead PA
4728 Bryant Irvin Road Fort Worth TX
728 West 1425 North Layton Hills UT
3535 West 86th Street Indianapolis IN
260 East Route 4 Paramus NJ
2121 Route 38 Cherry Hill NJ
Rte 611-160 Stroud Mall Stroudberg PA
3000 Alpine Avenue Grand Rapids MI
4300 Baldwin Rd Auburn Hills MI
37 Wall Street Huntington NY
220 New Britain Avenue Plainville CT
8141 Honeygo Blvd. Baltimore MD
2425 Vestal Parkway Vestal NY
4403 Palisades Ctr. Drive West Nyack NY
93 W. Campbell Road Schenectady NY
8065 Leesburg Pike Vienna VA

Beginning at 18:00 Pacific Time on November 4, friends and allies can approach an official at one of these rendezvous sites and deliver the relay code: “The Operator left a message for me.” (We'll use that Operator name. When they hear it, people go :-0 )

The first 50 allies at each of the 27 locations will receive the transmission log. I can release only one log per crew member.

If you are absolutely unable to rendezvous at one of these locations, and you are on my list of trusted allies, please contact Dana
[AFTER Thursday's training mission, please!] with your mailing address. She may be able to help.


Blogger Brimstone said...

woot im first

10:40 AM  
Blogger Guard1an said...

Very Interesting...

Maybe there is a video to go with the .wav's, or else why not go with a CD instead of a DVD? Also, this kinda sucks, in a way, because this almost completely dashes what little hopes i had of a free halo 2 game.

I'll be at the Chicago training, so i hope to see some of you there

gamertag: Guard1an

10:40 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

OK I have sections for the clan. Just go to ilbrecruit.blogspot.com and you'll see them. Yay first post!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Darn. Second then.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Wait... that's third... oh well I tried.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Stick said...

finally something in Houston!!
hope to see you all there!

11:23 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Confirmed ARG.
And thats All I have to say.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Yes, Houston does in fact exist! But Northline Mall? Not exactly the best location to hand out the goods... See you there, and here's hopin' you don't get jacked!

11:34 AM  
Blogger sandman15 said...

Hey new list of axons on the Contact Me page for 11/04

11:52 AM  
Blogger sandman15 said...

Hey new list of axons on the Contact Me page for 11/04

11:53 AM  
Blogger Iconoclast said...

To Whom It May Concern:

Loyal crew in the United Kingdom would truly appreciate any such similar gestures that it may be possible to arrange.

11:55 AM  
Blogger sandman15 said...

I guess this will finally set the stage for where Halo 2 will pick up. Too bad, I was starting to get really interested in this.


11:59 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I just noticed something that may have some significance. From the locations of the "Alternate sites" that I have lookes up they all are at a Loews Cineplex... Let me know if you guys have any comments.

12:50 PM  
Blogger cornelius said...

sounds interesting...who's going to the NYC training event on nov 4th? drop me an email over at ingenuity@gmail.com

1:14 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

is that 12 pm or 12 am?

1:25 PM  
Blogger Helljumper76 said...

I'm annoyed. I want to do this but that's kind of important info they're leaving out. Think about it though. Why would they do this at midnight? That would be stupid. It must be noon.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Jonah Falcon said...

Regardless, it was a fun "radio" drama. They sadly no longer exist, and listening to a weekly series was fun. I wouldn't mind creating one of my own sometime.

3:01 PM  
Blogger OpTiCaL said...

I'll be at the Chicago training, so i hope to see some of you there

gamertag: OpTiCaL

3:14 PM  
Blogger Wizzdumb4u said...

log on DVD... This could be a DVD for playing Xbox Live with the other Trainees :)

3:40 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

I second the UK thing, I'd love to have a record of this. It's consumed my life for months now... I guess I can always just burn my own DVD...

I assume the reason it's a DVD rather than CD is because there's four hours and fifty minutes of content, and that's not going to go on a single CD.

3:53 PM  
Blogger conquer2090 said...

yeh lol i made all of my waves into one giant .wave file using adobe audition except it was b4 hertzog was out lol i need to edit it

but yeh its friggin long lol like 5 hours or so

5:11 PM  
Blogger conquer2090 said...

yeh lol i made all of my waves into one giant .wave file using adobe audition except it was b4 hertzog was out lol i need to edit it

but yeh its friggin long lol like 5 hours or so

5:11 PM  
Blogger enwaldo prince of the sea said...

Maybe there is a video to go with the .wav's, or else why not go with a CD instead of a DVD? Also, this kinda sucks, in a way, because this almost completely dashes what little hopes i had of a free halo 2 game.
yea , on average a cd holds around 80 min of sound.... It could be a video... but i think its going to be a dvd for your pc , with stuff on the making of the site and possibly features on the voice actors... mebby , with explinations of the "truth" also is a copy of the whole log....

likely the text on the site too??

also , even though iv'e not posted much on all this , i have been following the site from the start , and i am in the uk , and there wernt many opportunitys to answer phones over here....

It would be nice for the dvd log to be available over here at some point... Halo 2 is being released late here... so its plausable that something like this could be done with us...

5:47 PM  
Blogger enwaldo prince of the sea said...

i just had something hit me.....

read this news story


At one point it says that they were asked to create a story involving 6 main characters.... Does that possibly imply there will be a last 6 sixth character's sound bites for tomorrow.... possible the "last truth" for the 4th.... or maybe there could be a final set of sound bites from durgas point of view..... mebby revealing what shes really all about....

someone tell me if im just being silly..

5:59 PM  
Blogger enwaldo prince of the sea said...

one last little thing... er... loom at this page


we both know who cortana and guilty spark are, but can someone tell e who the 3rd one is?? Coz im not shure i recognise her..

Is it possible that its....

6:03 PM  
Blogger burkhimer said...

one week left...goodbye sunlight...goodbye healthy body...goodbye mental well being.

I have no regrets!!!!

6:17 PM  
Blogger Jonah Falcon said...

I've been selected for the NYC training!

Gamertag: JonahFalcon

Email: jonahnynla@mindspring.com

6:17 PM  
Blogger Humanspeedbump said...

Damn Brooks Pharmacy to hell.

Well just because they are making me work...
Money is good...
Ilovebees.com is better...

Anyway, Dana, I sent you an email about me missing the Boston training. Im not sure if it sent though because I have been having serious email problems. For some reason I cant get stuff to come in, or usually go out... Started happening around the time Jersey triggered the Cov-Device.... Go figure... anyway... I know this works... at least Im pretty sure this works... so if you dont get my email, please leave me a comment here... or something... so I can get you my address... I wouldnt want to miss out on training completely...

6:55 PM  
Blogger Stick said...

yeah, those of us in Houston will get a livefire combat simulation at NorthLine Mall. But I still will be there. let's see where'd I put that flak jacket?

7:40 PM  
Blogger Sticky said...

Anyone watching the Daily Show Election coverage?

There was a great sketch:

John Stewart asks Rob Cordry for an update on the electoral map on a big TV.

The camera pans to Rob and he's playing Halo and yells:
Yeah, eat it with your own alien plasma riffle!

It was great.

7:44 PM  
Blogger brights said...

OMG! i hope one of you who gets that dvd log will post it somewhere so we can revel in the work that we did over these last few months. I'm in canada so i won't be going to the training exercise or get those logs so PLEASE, post that somewhere.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Sevanar_Dirasol said...

Oh god, I don't know what to do! I'm not on Melissa's trusted list, I can't make it to any of the locations...
I've been with this since day one, traveled to Balitmore 3 times to activate axons. That's 18 hours on the road just for this! Poooo...Dana, if you read this, I've sent you an e-mail from Sevbrandon. Please, pleeeeease send me a log...this whole ordeal is like nothign I've ever experienced, and I would love to have something to remember it by.

8:40 PM  
Blogger MyLiFEisHALO said...

please someone post the log for those who have not the ability to be a crewman and receive a dvd log

GameTag- TomDaSpartan

8:51 PM  
Blogger Chux said...

I will be at the White Marsh location... even though it will take some persuasion. It's my girlfriend's 23rd birthday, but she said she'd come with me.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Fearing said...

Man, no training mission near Minnesota, no pick-up sites in Minnesota. ARRGGGGHHH!!!!

DANA, I'm gonna email you after the 4th like the Op says!! PLEASE DON'T FORGET ABOUT ME!!! I've been here so long I'd really really like to get one of those!

9:37 PM  
Blogger Echo104b said...

i really wish i could make it to one of the training sessions... i'd be satisfied with just being able to make it to the pickup points. but no... i can't. Dana, Expect an e-mail from me on Thursday evening about this. I REALLY WANT A DVD T_T


yeah... um... you'll be hearing from me. I've been here since the begining. and i NEVER got an axon near me. I really wanted to be on the crew, so i consider myself loyal enough to recieve one of these DVDs. you however, may see differently. That decision, i leave up to you dana. for proof that i have been with this from the beginging, go to this website:


My SN there is Echo104b. Check my E-mail for proof on that. I use the same SN for my E-mail. if this is not proof enough for my loyalty, than i guess than i'm not worthy of recieving one of these DVDs. again... i'll allow you to make the decision.

and i hope you make your decisions accordingly.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Strattos said...

I never had a payphone that was within a 2 hour drive. Is there a way to get the extras without having to spend $100+ on traveling?

11:35 PM  
Blogger the curbwalker said...

Chux, you are very lucky to have a girlfriend like that. Savor the moments.

DVD? Really? Why is the only axon I have even a remote chance of getting to going off when I have to be somewhere else? Why is the nearest pick-up point in the next state?

Dana, I may have only found one axon, but I've been watching from the wings, unable to participate, for a long time now, but this place definitely has some memories for me. If possible, I'd be grateful if you would find it in your heart to hold some copies of the DVD for people like Fearing and myself who can't make it to a pick-up point. We are definitely going to try to contact you about them.

Thank you for a wonderful time!


11:55 PM  
Blogger the curbwalker said...

The list of allies is the crew listing, right?

11:57 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...


i know i have never posted directly to you. but i will join the many who will not be able to make it to any of these places. and i dont know what this dvd is. but i know its about ilovebees and thats good enough for me. so if theres any way that the others and i could also receive a dvd it would be greatly apreciated. thank you.

ok now for halo 2,

i went and paid the last 13 bucks on halo 2. i felt great. knowing that it was 100% mine now. and the guy who worked at gamestop said he may be able to get me the limited edition. how kick ass is that. and i went to this store called gamecrazy. and there having a 10-midnight halo 2 tourny. so im gonna go there at 10 to about 11:30. then head to the mall. pick up halo 2. and make for the xbox for a little online play. or mabey some campaign. i really wanna see some ilb stuff in this game. i think they might not put any in though. because even though ilb was huge and it got alot of halo fans attension. alot of poeple were left out of the loop. and they might not want to put any ilb references in there if more than half the fans dont know what it is. but i hope bungie did the right thing and gave us a couple easter eggs.

ive been practicing halo alot. but i still feel like its not good enough. i tryed to get my sensitivity higher. because i heard that it could be helpful if you get used to it. i beat a couple levels with it on 6(used to it on 3) and it wasnt so bad. but then i tryed 10 and it would take me days to get comfortable with that. but if it will make me better at halo ill try it.

i hate that the site is ending. i accually started to get used to forums. chats blow! but now i dont have any good ones. this forum has been the first thing i look at everyday on the net. and now its ending. damn.

1:11 AM  
Blogger evilvodkaman said...

i totally agree with the UK sentiments i have followed this from the start and hung around for 2 hours after work outside the london phone box on 3 occasions only to have it either in use or not ringing

2:38 AM  
Blogger WarlordMonkey said...

Well, that was just awesome. I only posted here once prior to this, I never participated in the game ('cause I'm weird and have a problem talking to strangers on the phone, lmao), and I would never deprive anyone of their deserved prize at the end of the tunnel by attending any of the events. I am just posting to say this was one of the coolest stories I've ever read and heard.

I hope this will further this new story-telling medium, and will help the uninitiated to understand that for many, video games and alternate reality games are as much a passion as great books, movies, and TV shows are for others. (And just as valid!)

This has been a spectacular yarn to watch being unfurled each week, and I just want to say thanks to everyone who contributed to it in any way shape or form, whether they are or will be known publicly or not, for creating it for us all to see and hear.

Goodness knows we all need something to take us out of the sad things going on in the "real" world these days. Peace to all, and bring on Halo 2 (the next great story - I hope - that I will witness). ^_^

3:36 AM  
Blogger Caboose said...

I agree with the Uk thing, why evenphone payphones in the uk when there no event or evengiving us dvds, some loyal suppours couldn't even get to the phones

5:14 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

i know this is a long shot. but are there any people in this blog from illinois. anywhere near decatur. because there is this store called gamecrazy. its inside of a hollywood video store. and from 10 to midnight they are having a halo 2 tourny. and i thought this may be the last time to meet/challange some of my fellow ilbers. ill probably be knocked out in the first round. but im not going to win(as i had to explain to my cousin last night) im going for the love of the game. and to play it 2 hours before i should be able to. so if your near decatur il, see if you can arrange to come pay a couple rounds of halo 2 early

6:50 AM  
Blogger neveryone said...

Man o Man...

My axon isn't live for tomorrow but I can make the VA point!!!! SWEET!

7:22 AM  
Blogger neveryone said...

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7:27 AM  
Blogger rocpile said...

i just figured out

WE'VE ALL JUST BEEN PUNK'D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The biggest punk ever.....almost half the world (maybe not quite that many) ALL AT ONCE!!!!!
that would TOTALLY suck and I'd be TOTALLY PISSED!!!!
it would ke kind of funny tho...

11:00 AM  
Blogger Reign said...

I am a very loyal Halo fan. I have read the books, beaten the game through and through, and I have been visiting ILB since the very beginning when the theatrical trailer led the first slew of us to this great endeavor. Unfortunately, due to work, and the fact that I live an hour south of New Orleans I have been unable to reach any axons that came anywhere near me. Work and location shall also prevent me from reaching the Combat Training Exercises as well as the Cache Locations. Missing the training exercises I can accept, I would love to due battle alongside and against the personalities I have joined on this journey through alternate reality but it is not to be. However, I have been hoping since the transmissions began that there would be a compilation available to us, and a DVD is even more than I could have hoped for. The closest Cache Location to me is Houston and I will not be able to make it because I have just started a new job. I would love to receive a free copy of the Communications Log, however, I understand that they cannot be given to everyone so I do not expect a free copy. I am willing to pay for one if that is what it takes, thirty dollars is the normal price for a DVD and I am willing to pay that or even more to ensure that I have a copy of the Communications log. I purchased my XBox because of Halo, I had already beaten the game at a friend's house but I wanted to play more so I bought an XBox, Halo, and an extra controller just for Halo. I have purchased other games for my XBox since, Ninja Gaiden, Fable, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Prince of Persia, but I always come back to Halo. And I have had my copy of Halo 2 preordered since the eighth of December last year when it was supposed to hit stores shortly thereafter. When I learned of the delays I payed off the game in full and later upgraded to the Limited Edition when I was informed of it's existence. So now my Limited Edition copy of Halo 2 will be waiting for me at my local GameStop at 12:01 AM on the ninth of this month. I know there are bigger fans out there but I think I at least rank among them if not at their sides. So I am posting this message on the lastest blog about the Communications Log in hopes of getting someone's attention. And to the same effect I shall be sending a copy of this post to Dana after Thursday's training mission, per Melissa's request. Perhaps getting my message out to more than one place can maximize my chances of being heard...or rather, read. At any rate, I apologize for the long post. And I hope my dedication to Halo and my persistent obsession with viewing all things ILB deem me a loyal member of the ILB crew in the eyes of Melissa and Dana, and thus worthy of a copy of the Communications Log. I thank those responsible for ILB for their time and effort and assure them that they have accomplished something grand. A great story was slowly unraveled here and it will not soon be forgotten.


11:50 AM  
Blogger NomadCZ said...

Hey Dana,

I believe that you could get loads of allies here in Holland, so why not here and in the UK, or maybe in America AND Europe.

And If you want me as an ally, I don't answer phone calls from phone booths here... Try to do it via email, or msn messenger, or this way.


12:45 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

I've been following ilovebees.com closely since I first heard about it. I read everything I could and tried my best to find clues embedded in HTML and images, etc. However, I never did send any e-mails or manage to answer any payphones, so I'm not on the list of allies.
To top it all off, I have a pre-op for heart surgery at the same time the DVDs are available in Dallas.
Murphy's Law strikes again.
I hope I'm still somehow able to get a DVD after all this.

12:48 PM  
Blogger enwaldo prince of the sea said...

its wensday at 11:34pm....

and i really wish i lived in london or oxford right now.. damn being stuck in sucky old portsmouth.

oh well , im watching the site to see if it'll get any midnight updates ,,

and on a lighter news. I got a free halo two "preorder" stand up... (holds the pre-order slips) from my local porn shop... its looking fine and dandy on the top of my tv , and its the perfect size and shape tro hoild my copy of the limited edition halo 2 i got a deposit on.... whee...

its a shame its out on the 11th over here , to absolutly NO tv press as far as i can see....

but us in the u always get the crappy end of the pooper scooper

3:36 PM  
Blogger enwaldo prince of the sea said...

that was supposed to say , uk , up there...

oh and has anyone seen this new picture??


bottom left.... is it related to the call pics, because i jsut want to rule it out.

3:51 PM  
Blogger me said...

am i the only one that copied all the wavs called herioes

4:09 PM  
Blogger enwaldo prince of the sea said...

er... im probibly right behind the game here , but on the about me page loads of new pics are coming up.... some are of people by payphones.... (with red balloons , or drawings of them.... whats with that)

and some are today v 2552 pictures split down the middle....

most dont get me thinking much , but one has what looks like malissa written on it , and is the one of the snack machine , does that have durga in it....??

she did take over one as we know.?

Does anyone know if these are part of the "truth" or are they pictures by crew members???

4:10 PM  
Blogger enwaldo prince of the sea said...


i posted one of the pictures here? could this be ment to be durga?

4:41 PM  
Blogger bratdogg21 said...

Is there any way to get on the trusted allies list now or is it too late I have been checking this site since the begining but have never gotten on the trusted allies list

7:04 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

this looks like a lot of wavs. im betting half of them arent anything. and the *truth* comes out in the last few. but it will still be nice to see. im very anxious to see how there gonna wrap this up. i was mad because i thought that last week was the end. i didnt want it to end like that.

im guessing these last wavs talk more about how the covenent attack. or it might be how earth is planning their defense. i think they finished the AI story. she went rampant and it explain how everything happend. so now they have to move on and close the gap between ilb and halo 2.

im losing it. i seriously cant take the wait for halo 2. everyday i search for new videos. but i cant find anything new. sleeping is my only way of passing time. that and xbox live. im trying to change my sleeping habits before halo 2. so i can stay up all night playing it. ill be getting the game as soon as possible. and then getting back to my xbox as quickly as possible. i have to know the secrets of halo 2. i want to know what happend after first strike. i was left with so many questions.

anybody have any new theories on the forerunners?

not much longer now:

5 days 1 hour and 41 min left until we play the game of the gods


thats the link to a sweet halo 2 countdown

8:21 PM  
Blogger Fearing said...

I just noticed this playing halo AGAIN. I don't know why I didn't realize this. A long time ago I posted about a part of this conversation but never even noticed this. I had mentioned before about GS343 talking to master chief like her knew him. WELL, this is kinda wierd, could have to do with a Marathon connection maybe and the end of the universe/begining of a new one kinda thing, but the GS343 was wondering why master chief was so reluctant to stop the flood by wiping out the galaxy. He says to MC, "Why do you have trouble making a decision you've already made. Last time you asked me if it was my choice, could I do it. I've had a long time to think about it, and it has to (or he may have said HAD to, couldn't catch it) be done." As odd as it sounds, doesn't it sound like master chief or someone who looks like him, or IS him from a previous life or something, brought about the end of life in the galaxy, or universe even, once already? Just heard it, and since ILB will soon be done I figured I'd share one last crazy theory. It does sound like that's what GS343 is talking about though.

Still hoping I get that DVD *fingers crossed* Man I wish there was a pickup point ANYWHERE in Minnesota.

9:44 PM  
Blogger MondoPest said...

Maybe when one of the trusted allies gets a DVD they could rip it and post it to a torrent and put it up a www.filerush.com or another torrent site. I would think the material falls under "free use" as long as it is not sold. That would be nice for all the folks who have been following this thing since the beginning (for me since three weeks before phase 2) but were not close enough to axons to help out. That would be a really nice Christmas gift.

10:13 PM  
Blogger severallties said...

yea, i've been watching/reading/listening to this thing since the beginning, and have enjoyed every min of it but now im at a dilema as i dont know how to get on this trusted allies list and dont want to miss out on anything. does anyone know what gets me on this list, or am i too late?

10:32 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

Well...tomorrow all the "Truth" should be revieled...i was kinda disappointed with the last set of wavs, and it seems that most have abandoned the site for other things lately, but i guess all is not lost...anyway last week last chance then we will have halo 2 within our grasp...goodbye school, light, friends, showers, and sleep...its gonna be Halo 2 and chips! anyway...I think the reason why 343GS says ,"Why would you hesitate to do what has already been done?" is because the MC had already aquired the index and was prepared to activate halo before cortana intervened...and as for "Last time you asked me if it was my choice, Would I do it. Having had conciderable time to ponder your query, my answer has not(now?) changed, we must activate the ring." This seems to be something of part of the conversation MC and 343GS had while teleporting (i noticed that they seemed to already be in some sort of converstion about the flood) He may have asked the purpose of the ring or something similar in order to know more about his enemy...I dont think 343GS met in the past for any reason....but i do think that the rings were activated before in order to contain thw flood and probably whiped out the forerunners and all their memory in the living organisms...so after a few million years the covenant found out about this advanced civilization and exploited it...i dont know...im not gnna speculate anymore...everytihng will be clear soon enough anyway and i dont have time for m crackpot theories...i gotta wait for Halo 2 afterall...very time consuming!


11:01 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

Well...tomorrow all the "Truth" should be revieled...i was kinda disappointed with the last set of wavs, and it seems that most have abandoned the site for other things lately, but i guess all is not lost...anyway last week last chance then we will have halo 2 within our grasp...goodbye school, light, friends, showers, and sleep...its gonna be Halo 2 and chips! anyway...I think the reason why 343GS says ,"Why would you hesitate to do what has already been done?" is because the MC had already aquired the index and was prepared to activate halo before cortana intervened...and as for "Last time you asked me if it was my choice, Would I do it. Having had conciderable time to ponder your query, my answer has not(now?) changed, we must activate the ring." This seems to be something of part of the conversation MC and 343GS had while teleporting (i noticed that they seemed to already be in some sort of converstion about the flood) He may have asked the purpose of the ring or something similar in order to know more about his enemy...I dont think 343GS met in the past for any reason....but i do think that the rings were activated before in order to contain thw flood and probably whiped out the forerunners and all their memory in the living organisms...so after a few million years the covenant found out about this advanced civilization and exploited it...i dont know...im not gnna speculate anymore...everytihng will be clear soon enough anyway and i dont have time for m crackpot theories...i gotta wait for Halo 2 afterall...very time consuming!


11:03 PM  
Blogger the curbwalker said...

On the topic of Guilty Spark's comments in Halo: If you read "The Flood" novel, it seems more likely that GS343 merely mistook Master Chief for a Forerunner or some such being that was supposed to come activate the installation at some point in time. Earlier, as MC is battling his way through Flood forms, GS suggests that he upgrade to a better "containment suit" or something to the effect of suggesting that MC break out the better armor. I think that Guilty Spark thought Master Chief was the being who was in charge of Halo when it was first constructed, and the question of whether GS would activate the ring was posed to it by that being, Forerunner, whatever it may have been.

My question is, if Halo was designed to kill the Flood's prey, why make it able to double as a slice of a moon or planet? Why not kill the Flood directly instead of starving them to death?

Going back to Regal's post, I just want to say I know where you're coming from. Real Life interfered with my joining ILB until now, too. And even now I may miss this last axon because of work -_- Why couldn't it be just fifteen minutes later? Or even five minutes later? Or even have it go active more than just once?

11:24 PM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

I'm not sure but I don't think you have to be on the list to pick up a DVD just to order one from Dana Directly.

Now i have a question however, I'm heading out about 6hours before they realease the DVD to make sure that I get one, but how will I know who to talk to? anyone have any ideas?

7:41 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

I think POS is right on!

7:45 AM  
Blogger Themind said...

Dana r u coming to NYC?

8:33 AM  
Blogger etho14 said...


I've seen several posts about people wanting to get on the crew list, or if they need to be on the crew list to get one of the DVDs. Well, I sent an email to Dana, and she responded, advising me that all you needed to do was give the realy code (“The Operator left a message for me.” ) to whoever the attendant is at any one of the 27 additional locations. And of, course you need to be one of the first 50 people to ask as per her post. Hope this helps.



8:40 AM  
Blogger george mouse said...

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8:58 AM  
Blogger george mouse said...

EEP double posting sorry....

I'm in CT - it says 18:00 PACIFIC TIME -

That's 9:00PM out here - that can't be right?!

9:02 AM  
Blogger pcondosta said...

yea george, 9 pm here in CT,
Luckily Plainville is only 30 min from me, hope to get a dvd :)

9:48 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...


no 1800 hours would be 8 pm ct. because 1800 hours is 6pm. and then you factor in the 2 hours time difference. hope you get this before its to late. i wouldnt want you to show up an hour late.

finally, THE TRUTH!!! i wonder what it is

10:13 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

RANI'S IN JAIL! Hope Masissa can get her out!

10:16 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

i guess the truth is that herzog is an evil pirate ghost. didnt see that coming

10:21 AM  
Blogger rocpile said...

i guess maybe we will see jersey morelli as a marine in halo 2...

these artifacts are starting to sound SERIOUS!!!

10:38 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...


10:41 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

yeah we will probably see him in new mombasa. im sure one of the last few wavs will send him there. well probably see him dieing or something. because he wouldnt be high ranked. i doubt he would even be out of basic training. they wouldnt let him go out like a punk though. i bet he takes out some covenent along with him.

or cheif has to save him some point in the game. like the marine in P.O.A. where ever he is im sure it will be one of the many ilb easter eggs in the game. i cant wait


10:49 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

where the hell is everyone. i know there cant be that many people at these training things.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Alfonso Sainz de Baranda said...


10:57 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

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11:02 AM  
Blogger rocpile said...

holy crap this is intense!!!

now they might start talking about us and how we helped put Melissa back together...we (2004) are the someWHEN else..


come on NOV 9!!!!!

11:02 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

you calling my voice scratchy durga?

11:02 AM  
Blogger pcondosta said...

sorry kevjuice,
pacific time is 3 hours behind eastern time
so it should be 9 pm here on eastern coast

11:03 AM  
Blogger rocpile said...


11:04 AM  
Blogger rocpile said...




11:05 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

mabey bees is what sets off these little rampacy moments for durga.

11:07 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

yes 9 on the east coast. but he asked for ct. central time. and that would be another hour difference. so its 8 pm.

11:08 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

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11:09 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

i didnt think she would be aware of what they did after she failed the augmentations.

11:12 AM  
Blogger rocpile said...

when i get XBL my name will be p. roc or rocpile or something like that...

11:19 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

by how mellisa is talking about oni. it makes them seem evil. mabey they are. mabey thats a big twist. oni is evil. probably not. without spartans they would have already made it to earth. without spartans they would have already recovered the artifacts.

11:19 AM  
Blogger enwaldo prince of the sea said...

RED BALOONS!!! i said about them in the photo's on the about me page yesturday , but no one replyed to my comment , so i didnt know if i was on the spot or not..... so does this mean that the picture i linked to that i found IS a picture of durga??!!

cool if it is...

11:22 AM  
Blogger rocpile said...

i never liked that stupid rat anyways!!!

last post before i go to work...i hope this site is still here when i get home in 11 hours so i can hear the rest of the truth!!

oh well, i got all of next week off, so, i gotta whole week just for halo 2 with NO interruptions!! except the g/f yelling at me for playing video games instead of spending time with her. maybe she'll play with me, we did beat the first one on legendary together (although she sucks and was mostly used as cannon fodder :) )

11:27 AM  
Blogger Koru Kinshi said...

So it's finally come together...

Melissa is Durga is Perdita is a former Spartan who couldn't make it.

You've gotta wonder if Dr. Hasley was the one who gave her the final shot. But still...how does the flea fit into all of this?
Is he the viral program maybe? And he got locked up here?
It's nice she's mentioning the cast of ILB though. Makes you feel like you actually part of the story that is now Halo 2. Everyone should feel good about themselves right now. :) You're a part of gaming history.

Well, let's hope and see if the rest works out to finally reveal the truth.

11:49 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

looks like that other spartan is trying to recruit jan or something. that would be nice to see her in combat in the game to.

bungie is most like gonna put hella easter eggs in this game. just like all the easter eggs in halo 1. but this time im sure half of them wil be ilb related. im sure were gonna see everyone in the game. kamal will probably be a field medic or something. jan will be a spartan. i doubt any MJOLNIR armor though. and jersey will probably be in a corner in the fetal position crying.

11:59 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

wel i guess master cheif will have some weapons once he gets to old mombasa. it said that after master cheif leaves new mombasa he travels into the older part of the city. and im also guessing that once we get there we walk up some stairs and on top of a building is some weapons, grenades, etc. im guessing a sniper rifle. a rooftop does sound like a nice vantage point

12:24 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

the covenent are finnaly here. but i guess no one else is. why is no one posting. i know that a majority of ilbers are out getting axons. or on their way to the training thing.

anyways. like i said the covenent are here. so im guessing the last few wavs will be everyone saying there goodbyes or getting ready for the attack. this might get very interesting

1:14 PM  
Blogger Brimstone said...

wtf the new .wave file is a repete. "a_plan" is from a previous set of axons why is it being repeted is this intentional? does anyone have any info on this?

1:41 PM  
Blogger neveryone said...

I'll be at my pickup spot but I don't know who to talk to

1:43 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

And thats a wrap. (The plan wav has been replaced)

Guess Durga was still infected by the flea (or whatever), and i presume that this ties neatly into the start of Halo 2s plotline.

Now we wait for halo 2 (roll on the 11th)

1:44 PM  
Blogger Lizz said...

Oh my god...

It's really over...

1:46 PM  
Blogger Brimstone said...

well thats the last of the .wave files for taday i hope there are more befor halo 2 comes out god i cant wait this is by far the best game intro ive ever seen from the news artical that i read it stated that there would be more on the release day of halo2 i dont have the link but i think its about 20 or so posts up well ill be here till then just to make sure and ill see all of u online good luck its been fun trying to figure all this out with yall soon we will all be easter egg hunting lol we should put up a site dedicated to listing all the eggs we find cuz you know bungie is gonna load the game up with them just an idea well till we meet in battle.

1:49 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

anyboyd else notice that they repeated the wav file a_plan. it was on the list 2 weeks ago. anybody know whats going on.

so the covenent have finally came. the alarms have been sounded. and everyone was sent to safe places. but now we have to see what the last fortress is. anybody have any theorys about this last fortress. is it a wav. a video?

i got most of what durga said in the last wav. but i missed a few things. anybody know what she says when she turns the music up louder

1:52 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

It's.... over. Earth is under attack... so that's why the Covenant don't glass Earth, so that they can get the artifact.... It all makes sense now....

1:52 PM  
Blogger vicious said...

Good work every one its been a pleasure working with you, good luck and may the gods have mercy on us all...

1:59 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

ok the wav a_plan had switch back to a_proposition. i guess they made a mistake but corrected it. its not anything important. its jan with gladis and ann. and they hear the alarm. the end.

well i think this was a great setup for halo2. im gonna go check the site ou and see if theres anything new at halo2.com

1:59 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

hey its me sorry i have posted in a while my computer wouldnt let me post but anyway its been fun.im really gona miss this it became a part of my life for 5 months.love you dana,love you durga.
and most of all i want some sophia porn
W.W.S.P=We Want Sophia Porn

2:12 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

well this has been hella fun.

where is everyone. i feel like im the only one posting today. ok no more phones. get back to your computers. and tell me what you think about the new wavs.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

look what i found on bungie.net
Sorry, but bungie.net is offline for maintenance.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but it is sometimes necessary for us to take bungie.net offline for maintenance. We have no ETA available for completion of the work, but rest assured we are working as fast as we can to return bungie.net to full operation.
This error message is not a bug, you do not need to report it to us. Please visit us later, we hope to be online soon.

Technical Information: Webmaster Mode Master Control Switch Status = Off

lol i find this funny their system cant handle everything

2:32 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

neo, i also saw that. if you think that was bad. think about what will happen monday night at midnight. all those people logging on at the same time. or the day after that. everyone will be on at the same time. so many sick days will be taken tuesdays.

2:37 PM  
Blogger tywall said...

Hi guys. long time follower, first time poster(an ltfftp!). im gonna head out to one of the contact points to get a dvd. Anyone know how to identify the official? im sure the person isnt gonna wear a husge sign saying "GET DVD HERE". Ill see if i can get it onto the internet if i get it...

2:49 PM  
Blogger Trusted Ally said...

Hey what's up? I know I haven't posted anything before but I have been watching closely. Rofl, and I am not the only one.
I believe the Flea is something that attached itself from something related to the Covies.
I am sooo "Tee-Ohhed" that I will not be able to go to any of the rendevous spots. I have no meens of transportation and I have other things going on. BUHHH. So like I have heard other people saying it would be great if people would post the DVD's or any interseting and vital information gathered from this.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Trusted Ally said...

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2:52 PM  
Blogger george mouse said...

Hey all - sorry about the confusing time post there, its eastern time - while ct means central it also means connecticut heh.

I have to drive over an hour to get to the CT location - am I insane to think I'll get there an hour early and see a line 75 people deep for 50 dvds??

I can't approximate and I wouldn't complain about the wasted trip but it's like raining - near freezing and an hour one way.


2:57 PM  
Blogger Heretic said...

hloy crap!!! did anybody else cringe when they heard that freakin siren...man every time it went off i got chills down my spine. a couple of hours more and i'll be at a cache locations hopefully picking up my copy of the dvd. can't wait to see how the ladies of ILB look if in fact it's a dvd of all of this. wouldn't it be cool if playboy did a cover for this "The Ladies Of I Love Bees" i'm pretty sure it would sell more than the starbucks, homedepot, and walmart versions lol.

well this is it... 5:30 will seem like forever to get here but then again so has Nov. 9 and that's just around the corner. it's been fun getting to know you all and i can't wait to see you guys online!!!

2:58 PM  
Blogger Trusted Ally said...

Have yall ever heard this story?

Gregor Samsa -

A young traveling salesman who hates his job. Gregor goes into the business because his father, after the collapse of his business, owes his boss a large debt. Gregor becomes the family's sole breadwinner. As much as he hates the petty and degrading concern for which he works, he is proud of providing his mother, father, and sister Grete with a nice apartment and a fairly comfortable life. He secretly dreams of sending Grete to the conservatory to study violin. Things understandably change for Gregor when he wakes up one morning to find he has been transformed into a giant bug. His human wants and emotions thereafter struggle with his insect needs and the reality of his intractably horrible situation.

If you read at the to of the posting page under the I love bees thing it talks about him. this is the site I got this information from: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/metamorph/terms/char_1.html

3:20 PM  
Blogger tywall said...

yea, thats from a famous play called metamorpasis or something. the guy turns into a cocaroach.
HAS anyone found out how to identify the official?

3:30 PM  
Blogger Trusted Ally said...

Nope, I bet it will be obvious though, like something that might set him of her apart enough for you to decipher.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Trusted Ally said...


3:35 PM  
Blogger Trusted Ally said...

Red balloon maybe?

3:36 PM  
Blogger Gus said...

I have been following this since the first blog post, but I was unable to do any more than post theories. I was never able to make any axon calls, and I can't make any of the meetings on the 4th. I really want one of these dvds so maybe I can finally explain what happened to this website to my fellow gamers without sounding like an idiot.
Dana says to email her, but I haven't emailed her for about a month, and don't remember it, and now the email is gone. Anyone know the email, or if Dana reads this, any chance of getting a copy of the dvd? I'm not on the list, so this may be a stretch, but I am sure that there are others like me.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Trusted Ally said...

It was nice talking you fellows. But it is time for me to hit the dusty trail. Maybe we will cross internetual [if there is such a word] paths again. If you would be so kind as to e-mail me ANY knew updates if it be a slight change on i lvoe bees or things about the DVD's email me.



Good Luck!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Crash406 said...

ahhh well you alll should be havein a great time right now... yea, i couldnt go. hope to hear how great it is tomorrow thou. and where is our gamertag list!?!?!

Xbox Live --> Grundle69

4:07 PM  
Blogger pcondosta said...

gettin closer here in CT, george if u get this...maybe ill see u there, gunna show up around 8:30

new wavs were insane :)

cant wait, 4 days

4:42 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

All i hafta say is "At'tl do pig...At'tl do..."

Gamertag: Lord Chris PoS


5:30 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

and uhh...to enwaldo...sorry to tell you this...but that picture of "durga" was a picture made from one of the ARGers in a puzzle a little while ago when melissa wanted to have pictures of things from te past(present to us) and their equivilant in the year 2552(i just noticed that 2+5=7 5+2=7...o.O 2552..ok yeah...enough with that lol im being wierd)if you go to the 404 page and scroll down, it will show you all the pictures the people sent in for that puzzle...it has no roots in being made by bungie...

Gamertag: Lord Chris PoS


5:41 PM  
Blogger Fearing said...

Wow, that was freakin' sweet. A great ending to a great few months. Sad though.
Anyway, picking up before where I left of a while ago... DANG PoS, take the least fun or interesting stance on a situation why dontcha? Kidding, but seriously, you could be right, but it GS343 and MC talked about anything relevent DURING teleporting, you think they'd talk about it. It seems to intentional to just explain away like that. The guys at bungie are fantatstic storytellers, and that seems like it should have more significance than that. I don't necessarily know what it is, but something more is there that we don't know about yet. Besides, the GS343's comment later would seem to substantiate that. When they go back to the Pillar of Autumn, GS343 talks about how Cortana has a record of all of thier lost time. Then says something like, interesting, human history you call it.... something more than on the surface is there.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Heretic said...

does anybody know what the whole last fortress was all about? the time past i noticed nothing. did i miss something or did nothing happen?

6:01 PM  
Blogger Koru Kinshi said...

So the truth has been revealed....

The artifact brought them to us.

The artifact sounds like a mini-Halo, or something to that extent.

Durga...is Melissa...is Yasmine.
The Covenant have arrived, and the time has come.

"There are those who said this day would never come...what have they to say now?"

This is what I have to say: Let the battle for Earth begin. You want the artifact? You'll have to pry it from our dead, cold, lifeless hands. The one thing more dangerous than an enraged warrior...is a cornered warrior. For he now has nothing to lose, and will strike with every drop of fury he has.

Bring it on.

November 9 - Earth will indeed never be the same.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

I don't know what it was supposed to mean.
Am I missing something, too?

6:25 PM  
Blogger me said...

sorry for not trusting you bungie thanks for the great ending

still what is the flea why is he still here?

it cannot be over with out me knowing about the last fortess

6:31 PM  
Blogger WayRad said...

I got the DVD and I will go and watch it know. HA HA!

6:34 PM  
Blogger me said...

whats in the dvd

6:37 PM  
Blogger Slimee said...

Are the axons on the contact me page in order already, or not?

6:49 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

I just got back from picking mine up. There weren't hardly as many people as I had thought, even though I did get there really early. Now...let's see what's on this DVD...

6:50 PM  
Blogger Stick said...

I have the dvd!!
Very well put together.
It has _everything_ in it from the story, the development, to the credits. I will poke around, but I don't think there is actually a demo in it though, but I will keep looking.

7:06 PM  
Blogger me said...

does it say who the flea is or anything we donot know

7:24 PM  
Blogger ryan786 said...

Does the dvd have a video of the story, or what?

7:27 PM  
Blogger wizarbo said...

I got the DVD, it appears to just have everything on it (all the audio files, everyones pictures, widows journey, etc...) but on the front of the disk it says Xbox live and in small print on the bottom it says "Microsoft corporation Unpublished Work. Pre-Release Software" it also says halo 2 on it. If someone has a scanner they should put it online cuse the image u get isn't gonna bee at all what it looks like. If u put it in the xbox it ask's for the dvd playback and there is no M rating (but it is a demo so it wouldn't need one even if a halo demo was on it) but i dunno, just thought i'd post cuse i would think xbox live would only be there if you actually used xbox live...

7:30 PM  
Blogger Heretic said...

come people. those of us who couldn't go need the info on the dvd so please share

7:31 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Hey, I really wanted to obtain the DVD but my car keys became lost today, making it impossibly to reach the axon. Is there any chance that those of us unlucky enough not to be able to get a dvd might be able to obtain it (or purchase it, I'd be more than willing). You all put on a heck of a show, very good work. Congrats

7:38 PM  
Blogger me said...

yes please hurry i need to know

7:39 PM  
Blogger ryan786 said...

does the dvd have a video of all the wavs? whats on it?

7:43 PM  
Blogger me said...

I guess we will never know

7:46 PM  
Blogger sandalgod said...

i wonder if any of this ilb stuff is gonna be in the halo 2 special edition. also might they make the dvd avaliable for sale?

7:51 PM  
Blogger Trusted Ally said...

Gosh, we might have to wait till tommorow. they might have been hypnotised or something. but i just got back from gym and at EXACTLY 1800 hours, the apartments next to where i was burned down. a sign?

7:56 PM  
Blogger Trusted Ally said...

i guess I'll never know.

7:57 PM  
Blogger me said...

it was not a good sign me thinks

7:59 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

Hey i just got back from the Boston one and got the disc, conviently it was at a loews cineplex, i got the cd and just put it on, the cds have photos of axon sites, and it has every single message in order on it, and no theres no video, thats about it

8:05 PM  
Blogger Trusted Ally said...

Hmmm... I was wondering, do you think that there is enough time for me to run down to the place of which I can pick up my version of this 'DvD' in my pajama's...

8:19 PM  
Blogger Trusted Ally said...

BUHHH. Nevermind it's too late I got to go to bed and if someone would describe what the apperence of these officials were i would will virtual and mentally shake your virtual hand [that's just a not well known phrase I think is incredible stupid but it works in this situation]


Also my friends grand father died today.


And a deer that looked like bambi ran across a main road today... like the road is going this way > the deer was going > with the traffic....


I discovered the meening of life.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Chux said...

Just got back from the White Marsh spot, there were only about 10 of us there. BTW, my girlfriend put something else together on the ride home. This Lowes Cineplex was on HONEYGO Blvd. Kinda funny. If any of your guys were there that I was talking to, drop me a line a ChuxBuster@comcast.net

It's been fun!
XBL: Chux

8:37 PM  
Blogger Neo_Is_God said...

chux if you thought that was funny i was at the tucson dvd site and the movie playing in the 6 movie was
take the hucka and wat do you get

With Bungie There Is No Coincidences

9:11 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

Is it just me, or does anyone find it wierd that on this blog, dana refers to herself in the 3rd person...i just find it wierd now...i think im gonna send 2 emails one right now and one at 12...but i think that i would like a copy of the dvd...meow!


9:12 PM  
Blogger george mouse said...

The DVD has basically all of the wav files stitched together in one huge narrative - I don't know the total running time but I'd venture to say it's over an hour and a half.

There are screen captures of all (or many?) of the pages from ilovebees.com as well as pictures sent in by the crew - I don't think all the pictures are in there that were sent in however.

There is also a bit about the widow and the queen and how it relates to the computer codes created for the arg - I don't understand it all but its very detailed.

OOH yeah there are some deleted scenes - as far as audio I think 4 of them (it's really late still listening to the main narrative - want to save the deleted scenes for last).

There's a bit about how the audio was created - they went to great lengths to create detailed sound and went so far as to have the actors record their parts together (which generally isn't done) for authenticity.

There's a credit roll like at the end of the movie with all the names and roles.

Pretty darn cool. I'd like to believe the ilovebees story will give the story line for Halo2 an additional depth. Also remember a guy from halobabies.net had a chance to preview Halo2 a few months back and had reported that the "best part" of his visit was that he got to play a game he said would be an "instant favorite with Halo fans" and which he "couldn't talk about". Is it too much to imagine a second game coming out which participates in the Halo universe - how great would a first person game be as Janisary James?

Like Halo Jr.!

Anyway was good meeting the other ilb'ers there. The weather sucked and the drive was long but it was worth it!

9:14 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

hmm...lol umm...can anyone tell me what dana's email is?

9:15 PM  
Blogger pcondosta said...

Just searched the disc...looks like a normal dvd with audio_ts and video_ts folders.
tomorrow its ripping apart the menus, tryin to find anything.

Hopefully something will come outa it, if not...well itll be fun

9:17 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Here's what I found. The DVD appears to have all of the audio files, sorted by chapters (1-12) and labeled with the character's name and the title (Jan - The Walk-Away Girl). There's also a farewell statement from the Operator thanking everyone for their participation.

Under "Creation", there are sections including photos of axons and crew members, the widow's journey, a sample of how the audio was recorded and mixed, and four unused sequences.

Then, there's the "Credits" section that is pretty much a scrolling list of everyone involved in the making of this phenomenon, ending with a big thank you to Bungie.

But no video, no game demo, certainly not the game itself. Even though it does have the Xbox Live logo on it, it's just a plain ol' DVD from what I can tell. Maybe that's a disappointment to some of you, but this is certainly more than I ever expected to get out of all of this. And we still have the actual game itself to look forward to!

PS - Any of you good people that I met tonight that braved that desolate wasteland of a mall, drop me an e-mail (c-tek at attack22.com) or find me on Live.

Gamertag: CapnKrunk

9:20 PM  
Blogger pcondosta said...

dont forget george..its gotta be a side scroller bro :P

it was definately cool meeting you and others :)

9:20 PM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

ok, where is the last fortress. i was expecting it to happen today. does anyone know if there is a set date for it. i know its a 7 something here. but what is it? is it a final wav? if so does it only occure at the specific time. did i miss it. did it have something to do with the training excersize? so did anybody get back from the training thing yet. any halo 2 multiplayer?

i heard they took the system link out of halo 2. can anyone confirm this rumor. that would be hella lame, all the halo 2 lan partys that were planned ruined because a couple grabass little french queers jacked a copy.

french people suck.

9:28 PM  
Blogger WhistleSyX said...

I just got the dvd at the loews Oedon Cineplex in seattle and there were less than 50 of us Ilovebee'ers so we all got one. I met some peeps there that live in.... Redmond? shout out to yall. and another... wifi314 was it? nice to finally meet I Love bees fans in person instead of on the net. I'm sad that all of this is over, I've been with the whole train of Ilovebees since day 3 and have been waisting so much time at school with listening to the sound files and reading forums and looking at pictures in notepad... ah well. All I gotta say to bungie is.... good job and you'd better do it again real REAL soon. The dvd is just a dvd, you need the dvd playback kit for the xbox to play it and i dont have it . the disk has the halo2 logo, xbox live, and some publishing company's name at the bottom. I dont know if you can go on xbox live if you have the dvd playback kit, but I might just get a kit and try it out for the heck of it. Im watching (listening) to the dvd on my ps2 now and all it has are credits, all the soundfiles put IN ORDER (not just all the jans in one spot, but all of the sound files in chronological order. beginning of story to end) and it has files of all the axon locations, pics of locations, pics of crews and various other parts of the puzzles found on the i love bees site. Its great to hear everythig the way it was meant to be heard. Also, on the bottom of the dvd, it says copyright 2001.... I think that microsoft and bungie have been working on this Ilovebees thing since then... just shortly after halo 1 was released. peace.

"I am me, you are you... We all are what we are. You can't change that, no matter how hard you try."

9:38 PM  
Blogger dblueguy said...

Wow this has been an exciting few months it was great trying to figure out what was goin on. i have been following ILB since the second week but was unable to get to any of the axons or the training missions or the dvd pickups.:( But this has kept me busy up to the release of halo2 and would to thank bugie for giving me something to do this summmer and in my spare time. Wish i had a dvd though if there is a way to get one later on someone let me know at dblueguy@aol.com.
Cant wait till halo2!

9:39 PM  
Blogger PoS said...

nvm...i got dana'a email...yay...i hope i get a copy of the dvd...anyway...can anyone tell me what happened at the training exersize? i need to know!!!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Jonah Falcon said...

The DVD contains a Chapter 12 (with a few subchapters) and a Farewell.

They played a final chapter at the Theater, which is ends at the beginning of the Covenant Invasion.

Oh, and I got to play Halo 2 on the Big Theater screen, too ;)

10:05 PM  
Blogger Fearing said...

I have to agree, this has been an awesome addition to the summer and a great prelude to what will probably be one of the greatest games ever. I can't wait to play Halo 2 now. I really hope I'll meet some if not all of you guys on Xbox Live. I'm in the ILB clan Hertzog for now, but I just read the oxm review of Halo 2 and it said something about only being allowed to be in one clan at a time, so that may have to change cause I have some friends from my job at gamestop and from college that want to start a clan. The only problem is I'm sure most of you have different gamertags than you do names on here.
If it's possible to have a profile name listed while your playing online as opposed to a gamertag it would be cool if everyone went by that so ILBers would be able to recognize each other. My gamertag is Fearing, same as my name here, so that's not an issue. Anyway, I hope to see you all on live.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Jonah Falcon said...

Again, my Gamertag is JonahFalcon.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Wainamoinen said...

They (the PM's) honestly deserve some kind of gameing award...

We should nominate them...

and those actors and actresses deserve an award as well!

I'm speechless how much I injoyed this...

Bees... who would of thought, and yet it was perfect...

(Claps) Bravo! (Claps)

Lt. Kiffers reporting (sniff) for duty, probably for the last (sniff) time...

10:49 PM  
Blogger BR2Z said...

"the last fortress 17:23:00"

For all of those who were asking, is a marker which was one of many posted by Dana to help Melissa track down and destroy the SP (see Dana's post "Mission Accomplished). On that day Dana posted numerous quotes adjacent with times, marking the SP's location. As the SP moved throughout the ILB's website evading the OP the quotes were erased. The final quote, the one which supposedly destroyed the SP (but we now know didn't) was "the last fortress 17:23:00"

11:09 PM  
Blogger BR2Z said...

Melissa's final farewell


11:33 PM  
Blogger the curbwalker said...

Is Dana's address the one posted on the 404 page? I'm going to email her anyway, just in case I can get one. Maybe those of us who didn't make drop points or the list can still do it, since not very many people showed up (at least, that's what I'm getting from the reports).

I made it to the axon today. "very_pursuasive" Now THAT is a proper ending to this series...I was disappointed by the "Heros" set, but this new set is perfect. Can't wait for the game...can't wait for the game...can't wait...

T-minus 3 days to Halo 2!

Signed, the curbwalker

Gamertag: I don't have LIVE, but in the event that I do get it soon, I'll use "TheCurbwalker" if it's available. If it isn't, then...we'll see.

12:30 AM  
Blogger kevjuice said...

awww melissa loves us. you can hear her wisper it at the end of her goodbye. well im sorry melissa, but my xbox is my only love. ONLY!!!!!

has anyone heard anything about bungie taking out system link in the game?

12:46 AM  
Blogger GruntBane said...

So it looks like ILB is nearly over. Its been cool. But i bet there'll be a Halo 3. There has to be - the best things come in trilogies. So i wouldn't be surprised if Bungie and Microsoft are already planning another ARG for release in a few years!

1:06 AM  
Blogger WarlordMonkey said...


I know I said this before...but after hearing the final chapter, it bears repeating. The voice talent, writing, production, etc. are phenomenal. Someone said the talented individuals behind this work deserve an award; I couldn't agree more.

This was a tale as gripping and moving as any book or film I've ever read or seen. I actualy found myself tearing up at times! Amazing for a work of fiction existing purely in audio form. Kudos to everyone who helped to create this.

This has reminded me alot of the old radio shows from back in the day, which is nice. Even my Mom, who remembers such radio broadcasts, got caught up in the narrative. Simply awesome.

Well, seeing as how I never participated anyway, this will be my last post lol. I just wanted to express my astonishment and thanks with respect to the outstanding quality and depth of this drama one last time. This is a work of art.

1:24 AM  
Blogger OpTiCaL said...

I just got back from the Chicago Halo 2 party. Hell ya! We cracked the newest code!

Watchin the DVD now!

Oh yeah and Fuzzy email me at 0ptical@mchsi.com ! (the O is really a 0)

1:51 AM  
Blogger OpTiCaL said...

sry the 0 is really a Zero.

2:06 AM  
Blogger Trusted Ally said...


5:18 AM  
Blogger Trusted Ally said...

Well I hope Melissa has a happy ending where ever she is and this has been a total blast doing this with you guys. I really felt as if I had a major role in this story.


I wish to stay in contact with my CREW/KIN rofl, so e-mail me or whatever.

It's been fun!

5:25 AM  
Blogger Slothboy said...

Well guys be thankful that your locations actually got DVD's. I drove 30 minutes to the Fort Worth location to find that they did not get any in. The manager called to the Dallas location and they did indeed get some in but my wife was not up for driving an additional hour each way to go to the Dallas place. However there were about 8 other people there for the DVD who were going to drive over there. I just couldnt convince the wife though. So I ended up making a 1 hour round trip just to find out that not all locations got the disks.

5:46 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

Has anyone Figured out what the two False Herzog files are, I'm having a little trouble.

6:33 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

Alright how much for one of these DVDs?!?!

I have to have one AAAARGGHHH!!!!!

6:36 AM  
Blogger mindfear said...

I've been following this since the inititial countdown, but was never able to get to a phone and, whenever I tried to email information I had collected on the sleeping princess, it never seemed to go through. I, like others I have seen on here, would very much like a DVD to remember these amazing months. If you have it in your heart, Dana, or whoever you are, to send me a DVD, it would be greatly apreciated... Thanks,
-Rupert the MOOSE

7:10 AM  
Blogger handofarcana said...

OK, maybe I'm overthinking all this, but see if you can get anything from these:

Spartan John 117: In the Bible, John 1:1-7.

Pious Flea: I came across a poem by William Cleary, "The Murmur of a Mournful Flea". Maybe it's nothing, but could it mean that the Pious Flea is Covie, and that all the races of the Covenant have one thing in common, which is human eradication?

It's quite possible the Covenant is bent on wiping humans out because they see us as a plague that's spreading through the universe, taking over other races' homeworlds and/or colonizing them.

Humankind is an infestation to the galaxy in their eyes, much like the Flood is to the ringworld. The Covenant is on a misguided quest to wipe out humanity as a whole, to prevent the "locusts" from spreading.

But that could just be me. ^_^

7:48 AM  
Blogger ryan said...

hey does anyone have a link to the completed wav files? I had one but forgot it.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Has anyone noticed the front page it is counting down to 2550 sometime.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Jonah Falcon said...

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9:22 AM  
Blogger Jonah Falcon said...

I Love Bees in the NY Times!


9:29 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

OK, about the new countdown, could it be a count down to the halo release, could someone figure it out? there is a sight witha countdown for the Halo release if we simply converted it to hours that might be the answere. Could someone post the link so we can check this out?

9:29 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

Could this be a countdown to Halo 3?!?!?!?!, or maybe an expansion of the ARG, either way its kinda scary Because I think the Pious Flea is the Covenent Trojan. Any thoughts my fellow Gamers? Oh and I divided the largest number in the countdown by 365, and got 562.23595505617977528089887640449, I know this isnt acurate because it doesnt take into acount leap years and stuff like that, any Ideas?

9:53 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

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9:53 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

Covenent invasion perhaps? Will the flea play a part in Halo 3 besides alerting the covenent to our location?

9:56 AM  
Blogger YomasterXBL said...

I'm thinking that the timer is counting down to the time the covenant invade in the future. Calculating the years and adding them to our current year is when it happens, since Halo 2 takes place in the future.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Come on people. It's counting down to the reunification of Melissa. It's counting down to wide awake and physical.... in 2502. Or something close to there don't criticize me.

10:08 AM  
Blogger YomasterXBL said...

BTW... My gamertag is Yomaster. I think all of the XBox Live members here should make a clan. We need to represent what we did.. and its only right. I will be one of the first to get halo 2... I live in California, and will have it by 6:00 AM release day. If not, we need someone else to make a clan, I don't want to see all of us lose connection with each other.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Thanks so much Bungie it's been fun.

10:12 AM  
Blogger YomasterXBL said...

Halo takes place in the 2500's, so I think its telling the difference in days between now and when Halo takes place.

10:14 AM  
Blogger YomasterXBL said...



10:16 AM  
Blogger Retro Mike said...

Just something interesting I came up with. On the new count down, I think the number 200156 is a day counter.
If thats correct then this count down will end in the year 2552. Forgive me if this has already been said.
200156/365=548 years(roughly)

10:17 AM  
Blogger YomasterXBL said...


10:18 AM  
Blogger YomasterXBL said...

Yes.. it is Days/Hours/Minutes/Seconds

10:19 AM  
Blogger YomasterXBL said...

Or is it????

10:20 AM  
Blogger Dan-o said...

Ok, I think your right Yomaster. Oh and if you want to hear the Farwel section and don't have the DVD go here : http://www.ilovebees.com/apocalypso.html.

10:23 AM  

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